• Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary Card for Joe.

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card It has been a week since this Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card was given to Joe. I am happy because it is still sitting on his dresser. Silly I am sure, but still. It is kinda funny because some years the card idea come quick. This year, I kinda struggled. Well, I guess after 11 years it is bound to happen a time or two. Here is where I started… Always butterflies. It is a “thing” for us. Typically there is green and purple. His favorite color and mine. This year it is Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather. I wanted to share last years card but…

  • In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    More Here’s to You, March Paper Pumpkin

    More Here’s to You How about more Here’s to You ideas from the March Paper Pumpkin. This idea uses the envelope liners. Wondering what I am talking about?? Remember in past kits I have cut up the envelopes. This time the envelopes are plain and there is an extra piece that you can add to pretty up the envelopes. And those liners are just tooo cute. The flower pattern that is the background here. Additionally, the book looking circle is also a liner. The only item that was really added was some Seaside Spray cardstock. I thought this was a fun way to use most of the pieces but slightly…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate.

    I love Sharing Treats!! I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate with … BUTTERFLIES!! These little cuties are from girls night. A goal I had last year to give cute little treats at each and every in person event. I have been doing it every since. I know I love the fun ideas. Bet you guessed that everyone loves eating them too. Some take them home for treats later. haha. But most only leave with the cute little decoration that was once on, around or packaged the yumminess!! I need to purchase stock in Hershey’s, Ghirardelli and Mars. Humm, that might be a great idea dad!! Sneak Peek These also happen…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Stencils Here’s to You and so much more…

    Stencils Here’s to You Today I wanted to share the Stencils Here’s to You included. Using two of the FREE stencils are stamps from the kit. Have you missed out on the Paper Pumpkin fun?? Why?? I hope that I have given you enough reasons to at least try it. However, apparently not. Please tell me what you need to see, I bet I have a few ideas yet. Join me next week in the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club to check out this kit. For this idea I wanted to just use the stencils that we received for FREE in March, Thank you Paper Pumpkin. I have to say…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Ohh kittens getting busy and adventurous too!

    Ohhh kittens getting busy but no you could not tell by this photo. It sure has been fun to watch them play, learn and mimic Cuddles. They have been trying to balance while cleaning their paws. Tonight they started climbing and playing with some of the toys I found in the toy bin. However Mooch and the others have been amused with all this going on. Much sleeping and hanging out in the bed has been happening. They are warming up to the idea, although there has been some hissing in the process. I do sure know how Cuddles feels. She does not always want to just be a sofa,…

  • Craft Room

    Inspire and Happy Sunday – End of Easter

    Inspire and Happy Sunday I love to Inspire and Happy Sunday, Happy Easter too. Inspiring is what I love to do. This not only reminded me about better things. But also reminded me about the one candle. In case you forgot check this post. I hope you had sweet dreams last night and all this week. A glimpse of magic in a memory or even an idea. There is still so much yet to be done and whispers of much love from me. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder, bonus fancy fold

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder I do love wreaths and this Happy Easter Wreath Builder is also a fancy fold. My Mom loves stand up cards. Yes, I know she is not the only one. Here is another Culver Library class card. Did you know that we make three?? Here is the first one I shared with you. Yesterday was the second. Anyway, the ladies got to use the Blending Brushes for the first time. And yes, they loved them!! Ohhh, yeah just to let you know they are going to be back in stock shortly, I will be sure to let you know!! Everything else in this card is all…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass.

    Easter Blessings with Rabbits I happy Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass to you. This little cutie was for the Culver Library Class. Great Spring Colors and the simplicity of it make me happy. Yes, pull out your Stamparatus for the best way to line the four little rabbits up. Kinda funny thing. I stamped the card and knew that I wanted to add the grass. Which dies set was that darn grass in?? Found it!! The die cut grass if from the Special Day dies, which has the cutest coordinating stamp set Special Someone (retiring). Anyway, keeping with the spring theme it had to be a BRIGHT Granny…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    It Started with $1 Happy April Strong and Beautiful

    It Started with $1 I know, it has been too long since we have done… It Started with $1. Here we are April 1st and I know I have at least three lined up!! WoooHOOO!! So for this one, it all stared with a trip to Dollar Tree. I found this cute chalk board. I knew I could use it. But the wood was super light. and the back was plain… hummm I got Mom to help!! We have a family friend that was the victim of a shooting. So knowing that Mom might like to help be create this gift. I went out to Illinois to see what she…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb and pink

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb I am ready for some Springtime Joy with a Lamb wearing flowers. How about you?? I bet it does not feel like spring today, but … This little cutie is here to say hello and think Spring. I created this card for the Culver Library class last month. We try and be a holiday ahead. I think she needs some eyelashes?? hummm?? Maybe even a little bit of coloring on her little feet. The “crown” coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils. Reminder, do not forget to use your Blending Pen to get a softer more blended look. However, you could easily do it with the…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Chance Class Reminders for the end of this month.

    Last Chance Class Reminders Today let’s talk about the Last Chance Class Reminders and all the THINGS!!! Starting with the retiring items. Holy cow things are going quickly. The In-Color cardstock of Rococo Rose and TerraCotta Tile is all that is left. The ink refill for Rococo Rose is the only one left. Things sure went quickly, right?? This is why I start talking about them before the list comes out. All I can say is… GONE You will want to check the list to be sure that there is not an item that you NEED!! Here is the list link. To add to that list of things that are…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Chicks and more babies, ohhh my goodness

    Chicks and more babies Can you believe it the Chicks and more babies too. Holy Cow they have gotten soo big. They really need to move outside, but the crazy weather the last few days has me kinda nervous about it. I decided that they will have an adventure on Tuesday and then again on Friday. Friday could be for good. I know I can put the warmer out there, but… it really seems too soon. Plus they have been moving the screen around too. I know I know it is time. I am overprotective and I know it. That comes from loosing a few I guess. Yes, it is…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Birthday to Trevor, He is getting old.

    Happy Birthday to Trevor I really wan to say Happy Birthday to Trevor. For those that have not met him, this is my adult child. Or as I lovingly call him my P.I.T.A. (pain in the….) He is off in the big bad world and I sure hope that he has a great day today!! Here are lots of memories in all of these photos. It really was tough to pick… I do think my favorites were when he was little … a lot less sassy!! Dad I blame you.. that is my story. Trevor, Mom loves you… Happy Birthday!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fancy Fold,  Retiring

    Stamped Wreath two ways with Stamparatus

    Stamped Wreath two ways I did the above Stamped Wreath two ways in my VIP group. I am currently working on a video to show you how to do this step by step. Yes, I will of course let you know when it posts. However let’s take a look at these two options. They key to these two cards is the Stamparatus. Actually it is essential. Here are the completed cards. One Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. The second is Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride. Which is your favorite?? The Pear Pizzazz on is slightly bigger then the Blackberry Bliss. I hate to say that both of the stamp sets…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus Product Medley

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus I am still having fun with this Product Medley. Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus is just one of many more. This one is a brighter card, especially from last weeks, here. The Calypso Coral helps a bunch. Why do I love this layout?? Well because it showcases two DSP’s at once. You get enough of the patterns too. Just too much fun!! To share a few more things about this medley… The DSP, twine, dies and stamp set all go together. Ohh dang I almost forgot about the felt flowers. However, I love the twine. No surprise I am sure. I had fun doubling up the two…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  No Stamping??

    No Stamping dare you for a Saturday live.

    No Stamping dare you Not too often, but try a No Stamping dare you… We always have fun. And yes, Stampin’ Up! provides the means to do this with the Memories and More cards. I was excited to see that this set is on deep discount due to the catalog retiring. WooooHOOOO!! Who does not like a good sale!! Be sure to check the Last Chance products here. I will add though do NOT wait if you find something to can not live with out!! Anyway, back to No Stamping Saturday. I try to do the No Stamping Saturdays about once a quarter. Or when we can add some new…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night,  Retiring

    Week since St Patrick’s Day, dang

    Week since St Patrick’s Day. Can you believe that it has been a Week since St Patrick’s Day?? Holy cow… I sure did have fun. Have you enjoyed all the projects. I am going to share two today… The others well, head over to Instagram that is were you can find them. Anyway, This was a fun stumble. seriously. The Curvy Dies for the “rainbow”. I love it!! Can you believe it?? that “pot of gold” is the jar punch?? Yup, add in the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom … sooo cute. Ohhh that can be a cauldron for Halloween too. Remind me of that will you, haha…

  • Fancy Fold,  Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting Swap – My fancy fold

    February Team Meeting Swap Yes, I had fun with the February Team Meeting Swap. The theme was using your favorite bundle/suite of product from the Jan-June Mini catalog. They all were slightly different in that some had Snails and some had Mushrooms. All the coloring was slightly different too. The background is the Snail Mail DSP. You know it was difficult picking just one. Which is your favorite?? The Snail or the Mushrooms (below)?? For this snail, I used the Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. The Mushrooms turned out super cute. I did however use a lot of Stampin’ Blend colors for these. Here is the…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  In-Colors

    Quick Visit with Mom and Homestead stuff.

    Quick Visit with Mom This last weekend I had a Quick Visit with Mom. That was on Saturday after Coffee and Cards. These days I do try and find any reason to take at least one photo every time I visit. For some reason she was having trouble smiling. The first photo I took she looked angry. Thankfully this one was better. I have talked before about my mom. However, you guys it really is getting more difficult to see these little struggles. The bigger ones I expect. Dementia Sucks!! I know you guys agree. I miss the fun mom and I used to have. Going to Garage Sales and…

  • Fancy Fold,  sneak peek,  Team Meeting

    From February’s Team Meeting – Make n Take

    From February’s Team Meeting This card from February’s Team meeting was inspired by the card in the middle. I do love butterflies, shocker. However, that middle card is from a bazillion years ago. Okay, maybe not but close, really!! All of that product is sadly retired. Here is a question for you, do you keep cards to “C.A.S.E.” at a later date? I be you are wondering what CASE means, Copy And Selectively Edit. This fold was fun to figure out the first time. The second time was a piece of cake. No, it did not matter that it had been a bazillion years. It was all about the measurements…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!

    Happy First Day of Spring Ohhh so much excitement, Happy First Day of Spring everyone!! I know I am ready to get my hand in the dirt and start planning… How about you?? Do you plant flowers or veggies. I do both… however lately it sure has been more weeds then plants. <insert shoulder shrug> Yes, I am hoping that this year for more plants. I do have a little bit more balance then in years past. Thankfully!! I have some pretty big plans though. Flower seeds are waiting to be planted. Veggie seeds are ready to plant. Just waiting for the right time…. Fingers crossed. Hugs and Have a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Love birds enjoying Dinner together

    Love birds enjoying Dinner Guys, I have to tell you these two Love birds enjoying Dinner together, just makes me smile. They have been hanging out again. Running around the yard together. But especially enjoying the warmer weather. I know when that sun comes out it helps me smile bigger. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I want to say a special Thank You to those that took advantage of the FREE shipping yesterday… I will be emailing you this AMAZING tutorial bundle the end of the month.

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Weekly reminders of classes and other stuff

    Weekly Reminders of classes Here are all your Weekly Reminders of classes and other stuff. Starting with Paper Pumpkin. Did you see this sneak peek yet?? Ohhh how fun. You just might want to get some Ice Cream Corner DSP to go with this one. just saying. Why?? Because it will coordinate very well. I am SOOO EXCITED!! for this camp. I know it will be here before I know it, but This one will be soo much fun. And all those goodies you are going to get… DANG!! Are you looking to join in?? Either in person or online, you will want to check this post so that you…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy St Patrick’s Day – Go Green today

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Yes, I am Irish and will be celebrating Happy St Patrick’s Day. Yes, I will be wearing green today!! Kiss me because I am Irish!! I am thinking maybe even doing corned beef this year. It has been a super long time!! ANYWAY, You will not want to miss all the Green Shenanigans with me over on Instagram and Facebook. If you are heading over to Instagram all you will need to do is #whispersgreenshenanigans. You will find me with all my green fun I have planned. I invited you to join in.. Just us that hashtag. I will be checking on it several times in…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery on the homestead.

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery This week on the homestead we had Fuzzy Furries and Greenery sprout up. haha Starting off with the Fuzzy. Isn’t she just tooo cute!! This one is very brave. If I had to guess the leader of the trouble makers. She is an escape artist. Yup, I thought I sent them all to Kendra. Apparently NOT!! This picture was from earlier this weekend. She has neck feathers coming in now too. I can not wait to see all the colors. Ohh poor Mr Bigglesworth he is just soo exhausted. From what?? I have no clue. You know it is very rough being a kitty on the…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Prizes,  Stamp Camp/class

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is ALL the information on April’s Butterfly Birthday Bash. Ohh where do I start?? Well, first this is an in person (limited) AND online event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, starting in person 9 am (central), the first live at 10:30am (central) with the second at about 2pm (central). Need more information? Okay, I am going to be honest with you. This is my way of celebrating my upcoming birthday. The best way I know how. CRAFTING of course! And using all of my favorite things. Butterflies, purple and projects too! No not everything is going to be purple, BUT we will be…

  • Prizes,  Stamp Camp/class

    February Stampin’ Bingo Winners and their prizes.

    February Stampin’ Bingo Winners Are you curious what the February Stampin’ Bingo Winners got?? Ohh we had so much fun!! And all these prizes went FLYING out the door!! There are stamps, stamp and DSP combo and then two different bundles. The bundles were from the product that was used for the card making.. Pretty Perennials (stamp and dies) and Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (stamp and punch). I do not yet have all the photos of the winners. Some were online so I have to wait to get them. However, I will share what I have from in person. Congratulations ladies! No Kaitlyn did not win two of the prizes.…