• Prizes,  Team Meeting

    Grateful Blessed and Sharing the love with others.

    Grateful Blessed and Sharing the love I truly am Grateful Blessed and Sharing the love with others. Starting with Paula and Korine. These two came to help prep the Paper Share for you guys. I am soo very lucky to have a team that not only supports each other but me too. Lucky, does not describe how blessed I feel. I want to do a shout-out to ALL my team, Inky Whisper Sisters, they are an amazing group of ladies (no guys yet, but you never know!). So blessed as a matter of fact that I will be attending the Leader event again this year. The above was a special…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    Last of Mystery Card Night from May.

    Last of Mystery Card Night Here is the Last of Mystery Card Night from May. She sure is a cutie, right?? Remember the theme was farm animals. Yes, I do think that a rabbit is a farm animal. I justify this because they get shown at the 4H fair. This stamp comes from the soon retiring Springtime Joy stamp set. The butterflies are a bonus from this stamp set. Would you not agree?? Out colors here are Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. Using the same colors the rabbits flowers and leaves. How?? Well, do not forget that there are TWO different watercolor pencils packs. Assortment one has the Daffodil…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    News on Kit Classes and the BOGO sale.

    News on Kit Classes and the BOGO Today you will get all the News on Kit Classes and the BOGO sale that is coming up this month yet!! Starting off with Kits I know I have talked about this information already, however you will want to get a kit and craft along with me on Wednesday June 30. We will look at kits on every month that there are five Wednesdays. June is the first. September is the next. There are two ways to go on this. You can get the kits that do not require stamping. Really, there are four you could pick from. Or you can get one…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    May Mystery Card Night. Chickens and Sheep.

    May Mystery Card Night Did you miss May Mystery Card Night?? Well, the June event is coming up on Friday! However, you will want to be sure to join in ASAP because the theme clues start to post on Wednesday evening. I would love for you to join us!! Here is the link to my Facebook group, Mystery Card Night and Games. Here is a peek at one of the cards that we did last month. Yes, one. We usually do at least two. We work them together. I give you measurements Thursday. The day before our live on Friday night. This event is FREE!! Yup, that is correct. You…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments too!!

    Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments I almost missed these Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments. You will not want to miss all the fun… One part is will be something you will want to follow… Fingers crossed that it does not take too long. Starting here with this beautiful Oriental Poppy. I almost missed getting this photo. You know how much I love this poppy. And to say that it has 5 huge flower buds still. Excited, ohhh yes!! These photos are from three different gardens on the homestead. First up is the furthest left. Those little poppies, look familiar?? However, now there are yellow ones. These little cuties are in…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    End of week Catch-up for all the information.

    End of week Catch-up! To start our End of week Catch-up just a reminder for Mystery Card Night. This is a FREE event that happens monthly over on Facebook. You really should join us!! Use what you have play along and possibly with a prize?? Heck why not!! The clues to this months theme start to post on Wednesday night. However, the measurements will post on Thursday. Here is where you can find what is on the Last Chance list from the Jan – June Mini catalog. Reminder to use the new host code if your order is under $150. AND there are a few items at 50% off. WoooHOO!!…

  • In-Colors

    Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms for a birthday.

    Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms Last color to review is Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms for a birthday card. Well you know that I also would add butterflies to flowers, right?? This one really is a lot of my favorites. Can you pick them out?? I will list them at the end. The little bit of gingham DSP is from the Pansy Patch Suite. That suite really does feature all of the in colors very nicely. I also want to be sure to mention that the Pierced Blooms is only a bundle until the end of this month. It will still be available next month however the bundle savings will…

  • Girls Night,  In-Colors,  Masculine Cards

    Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents AND..

    Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents Here is our look at Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents. Add in the Basic Borders dies for this birthday card. Keep in mind that the Simply Succulents is a bundle only through the end of the month. Oh, did I mention this is a Girl’s Night card too?? I bet you know someone that is extraordinary that has a birthday coming up!! Keeping the front simple with the large stamp and added layer for the sentiment. I do feel that this card could go without the linen thread. But yes, I love my “ribbons”. What would you do?? Also a hint of color for the…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Pale Papaya Two Ways and a video too.

    Pale Papaya Two Ways Today has Pale Papaya Two Ways adding in a little Just Jade. Do not forget at the bottom is the YouTube video how I made the bottom left. That one has more layers to it. Because there is no wasting those “clouds” from the top version. We created the top in an episode of Coffee and Cards. Dare I say (again) that I am not sure which I like better. Each has layers and each has the same basic idea. I do like the lighter color or the top one. For this card I used the Blending Brushes and a piece of Basic White. The “masked”…

  • In-Colors

    Polished Pink from Girls Night, second color look.

    Polished Pink from Girls Night I am looking back at this Polished Pink from Girls Night. I can not wait to see what we get for Girl’s Night in June. Dang everyone, that is only a few days away. Are you joining me online or in the studio?? Let me clarify that this card was from the May Girl’s Night. We have already done it in person AND online. Girly Girl overload?? I knew a couple of you that would say NO!! for me, maybe. I love ribbon, bling and embellishments. However all of them on one. It is all good!! I know that Helen would love this one!! for…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    First up Fresh Freesia, 2021-2023 In-color

    First up Fresh Freesia Okay, First up Fresh Freesia. And I do think this one is a favorite. However, I really do love them all. I promise really, This one kinda surprised me though. Why?? Because this one lends more to the pink then purple, I think. What do you think?? So pairing this color up with the Blackberry Bliss just brought me much MUCH joy. I love the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon. I am sure, haha, you are shocked that this has a butterfly. But another love for me is Gingham. This Black and White gingham is from the host set in the 2021 Annual catalog did you miss…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers, all the work.

    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers Sooo many things to share this week starting with Flowers, Chickens and more Flowers. Remember two weeks ago?? I am very happy to report that the seeds have sprouted already!! WoooHOOOO!! Both of the “pots” have actually. I can not wait to see how it all turns out. I did a mix of sunflowers and zinnias here. It sure has been busy around here. Dare I say fun too?? Yes, lots of work but it always look so good when you get through the whole thing. I have been thinking that I needed to go back to my $1 perennial place. However, I saw that…

  • Holiday cards

    Land of the Free, because of the brave.

    Land of the Free I am grateful to from the Land of the Free, because of the very VERY BRAVE!! On this Holiday weekend we created this great pair of cards. Yes, it is my nod to my son and all military families in this great land that I call home. Interested in the color combo?? Merry Merlot, Night of Navy with the Basic Vanilla. Did you miss the live?? No worries, It is being added to YouTube so you can watch the replay HERE. I have to admit, this really came together pretty quick. Well, okay, all but the washi tape part. I do really appreciate those Foam Adhesive…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    United Through Creativity download, FREE digital.

    United Through Creativity download Have you checked out the United Through Creativity download yet? I think we are going to explore this next week on Coffee and Cards. What do you think?? Here is the link for you to print your own copy so that you can play along. Just to let you know that you will want a color printer. Some of the items are in Stampin’ Up! color. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend everyone!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Last day to sign up for the 2021-2023 In-Color Club is Sunday!! Contact me with questions! The Join+ promotion ends on Monday May 31.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend I am looking forward to this Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Not only to see some family, but to celebrate those that have given so much for the freedoms that we have. I know you guys have heard me talk about my Marine, Trevor. My son retired now, but I have a little (tiny) taste of what it takes to “keep out country free”. I am GRATEFUL for each and every one! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Technique

    Pansy Patch Dies Cheat and a few extras

    Pansy Patch Dies Cheat I know that several folks are having trouble, but here is a Pansy Patch Dies Cheat!! No worries, I gotcha you! Over in my VIP group, Whispers and Secrets, we walked through making these three cheat sheets. I wanted to be sure to share with you guys here too. Please feel free to ask questions and I will do my very best to help!! Are you ready?? I have two layouts as you can see above, the top right. The top of the sheet is all the parts you need to create the pansy on the lower right of the sheet. How about a closer photo??…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors together, all together.

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors Together So this card originally started out for my team, Five the 2021 In-Colors together. Just in case they had not purchased the colors. Just something to help my team out. Yes, it is super simple, but dontcha love how easy they all go together?? The Evening Evergreen background is perfect to let the other four colors just pop off the card front. Keeping the cardbase super neutral of course, in Crumb Cake. Inky Whisper Sisters Supporting my team is huge. I do truly want to give them tools and looks that they can use, duplicate and offer to a variety of cardmakers. Here is…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile using the pansies.

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile. Can it get much better then Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile?? I do not think so. Say hello to Judy. She is my neighbor and my dear friend. How much fun that we have birthdays only a few days apart!! She has tough be lots about “farm” life. But mostly about Chickens, Gardening and Canning. She and her hubby have “adopted” Joe and I as extended kids. We always give each other flowers for our birthdays. This was fun for me too. My mom helped me pick out this wonderful hanging basket when she visited just before my birthday. For this one, no…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Not much on the Hamscher Homestead this week.

    Not much on the Hamscher Homestead There really was not much on the Hamscher Homestead this week. Yes, I have poison oak AGAIN!! No clue where is came from either. Joe had a touch of it too. And trust me I know what it looks like. I really can say that I HATE it. The doctor told me no going outside this last week. Which adds to my frustration because I have a ton of things to do. One saving grace is that it was just too hot out. I have only been going out early, haha and then in the evening to water. Which has been a must. Even…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash.

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is the fun post… Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash. I think I forgot to take a few photos… DANG IT!! But Here is our first winner, This is a gift certificate to get her catalog bond from out local UPS. My favorite part is seeing all the smiles. I do love to spoil my customers and can not wait to be able to more of it next time!! These three were having fun and then prize patrol came and brought out THE BIG SMILES!! To me this is what it is all about!! Sharing my love of crafting with amazing people. No matter the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects.

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash Here are the Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects. No worries if you missed some there is a link at the bottom to find all of them!! In my second attempt to help Paula love this Enjoy the Moments stamp set, I created this. Needless to say I still have not won her over. I do promise to keep trying!! Anyway, yes there are butterflies. And here is where things really got fun. Ohhh Erica started it and then I ran with it. I mentioned the brick DSP patterned paper. Every time I I said brick she said house. So I grabbed my iPad and…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash,two more ideas.

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash. The afternoon of the Butterfly Birthday Bash started with a break for lunch. Make your own sandwiches Ham, Turkey or Roast Beef. Topped with lettuce tomato or just plain. Chips of course, potato salad or cole slaw and you have already seen the Cupcakes. YUMMMM!! Plus that was the extra time I needed to finish coloring the butterflies. And you bet there was lots of chatter and laughing!! However there is always more silliness!! This card was right after lunch. It needed to be not too complicated for that after lunch nap needed time. haha. Now, I know that I am not the only one!!…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash and the smiles they had!

    Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash Yes, I am talking about the Attendees, These Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash goers were hard at work. All that concentration. Can you believe it?? Say hello to Paula and Nancy. We were very happy to have Nancy Join us from southern Indiana. It has been way to long since her last visit. I was especially excited that she choose my Birthday Bash to be her first visit of the year. Hugs! No matter if we did not know everyone. These ladies made friends quick!! Three of these ladies did not know each other before today. This is one of my favorite parts of having classes. There…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Join the Inky Whisper Sisters, great joining special

    Join the Inky Whisper Sisters I am always looking to have you Join the Inky Whisper Sisters. Here are a few reasons. Shopping Discount (starting at 20%) Getting and hearing about products first. Several bonus options like bigger discount, team bonuses and FREE catalogs too. But here is the BIGGEST… When you join right now you get even more in your starter kit!! Generally you get $125 worth of product that you get to pick in your kit. This month you get $155 and yes you still get to pick the products. PLUS, you get a FREE Paper Pumpkin, catalogs and sooo much more!! All of these things are from…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash, first of four projects.

    Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash. It really was a fun Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash. Here is where we started. Keep in mind that there was a lot of goodies in that goodie bag. Three different papers, four different embellishments and two different ribbons. But the main focus was one the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. Yes, even after all the class prep I still love this bundle. The above card it the first of four project that we did in the morning. Full Supply list here. Using the WHOLE stamp for this card and also stamping that one image on a second piece for a later project. You will see for…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Baby Party Plants and Weeds for the Homestead.

    Baby Party Plants and Weeds Busy weekend with Baby Party Plants and weeds to fill it all. Here are Parker (L) and Coralyn (R), Ward was sleeping. They turned one in just the last couple weeks. You know it is tough getting 20 people together. Just Saying. These two little cuties were elbow deep in those cakes before you know it!! I did giggle when Coralyn would shake her hand to get some of the frosting off. Every trip to Illinois calls for a photo op with Mom. She enjoyed seeing everyone having fun. Which is super important. She always like hugs and that is what I am all about…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Enjoying a beautiful sunny day, on the homestead.

    Enjoying a beautiful sunny day. Bonnie is enjoying a beautiful sunny day on the homestead. We had all the windows open, little breeze. I sure hope that you were able to enjoy the day today. I would say that Bonnie enjoyed it, Although I was working on things, I did too. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Host a party and get extra goodies!

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash starting with prep work.

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash The first part of the Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash. I know that it might only be interesting to some of you. However my dad might enjoy this too. I do not do too many BIG events. When I do, I go ALL out!! For the Butterfly Birthday Bash, the goodie bag was HUGE!! The above photo is just the different papers that you received. Note the In Good Taste DSP is carried over to the new Annual Catalog, woooHOOO!! The Hydrangea Hill DSP and that beautiful Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass is from the Jan-Jun Mini. That is just the start!! There were several embellishments,…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    All Information in one place, for the new Annual Catalog.

    All Information in one place Here is the need to know … All information in one place. Reminder that the text with different colors is a link. It might be a link to the original post, product or a group. Let’s start with the regular Paper Share and add on. The list of papers and the breakdown of how it all works is in this post. The basics are you get 10 DSP packs for $36. However, you can add on the returning In Good Taste for an extra $6. Keep in mind that this will give you 168 – 6 x 6 pieces of different patterned paper. WoooHOOOO!! Secondly,…