• 3D Thursday

    Otters for Rick’s 3D Thursday treat container.

    Otters for Rick’s 3D Thursday You will need your Stampin’ Blends using the Otters for Rick’s 3D Thursday idea. Look how cute it turned out!! Now let me remind you that during Sale-a-Bration you get to pick FREE items from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The main stamped image is from one of these stamp sets. The Awesome Otters has three different otters and a couple of sentiments too. The DSP and treat box that he used is from the Sweet Talk Suite. This suite features colors like Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Real Red and So Saffron. I love all the color choices. It really…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it

    Wintery scene Beauty of Friendship card idea.

    Wintery scene Beauty of Friendship Here in Indiana, we are expecting a Wintery scene Beauty of Friendship helped me to create. Yes, the temperatures are going to drop. Yes, we are supposed to get snow. I know not everyone is as excited as I am, but that is okay. It is safe to enjoy this idea, right? The cardinals having been checking out the bird feeders. Our trees are mostly bear. We have several oak trees that hold their leaves. And I will just leave the snowy background to your imagination. I was sure to use my favorite adhesive, dimensionals. Why? Well they lift those birds right off the tree.…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead

    While I was gone the kitties were lonely.

    While I was gone While I was gone the kitties were lonely. Well, Joe was home. Apparently though Mr Bigglesworth missed me he has been at my side and in the studio with me, all day!! He was sound asleep. Dropped a few things on the floor and he did not budge!! The “twins”, I feel silly calling them kittens, had to smell everything that I pulled from a bag. When I arrived home late last night. I was for sure not up to putting everything away. The back seat area of the truck was full. No room, well, I guess I could have stacked some bags. Earlier in the…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Full Day of fun Stamping in Fond du Lac, WI.

    Full Day of Fun Stamping Korine, Sharon and myself had a Full Day of fun Stamping in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We made 8 cards and a project. Made some new friends, watched some creative presentations and saw more cards than we could take in! Holy Cow! Ohhh my goodness, soo many card ideas! Be sure to catch my swap card and display showcase next week! I am very excited to share ALL the beautiful cards with you! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I have seen this SUPER cute Kit Collection Birthday. Let’s ‘Light the Candles’ and spread some birthday cheer!

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Uncategorized

    Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’, thank you gift!

    Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’ A gift to Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’ as a Thank You for her support. I knew that I was making this for her when I made it! If you missed the live it was December 30 over on facebook. It was kinda a surprise ‘It started with…’ class. Yes, I grabbed this little frame at Dollar tree. Yes, I took the guts out. Now to make it pretty! Using my new favorite suite called Heart and Home from the 2022 Jan-June Mini. The designer series paper, Heart & Home with all that wood grain. However the die cut word are from the Amazing Thanks also from…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards

    Joe’s little love note, using Happy & Heartfelt

    Joe’s little love note No he was not surprised but Joe’s little love note is too cute not to share. You guys with all the crafty fun crazy that has been going on. I wanted to be sure that Joe knows how much I love him. Yes, I am outta town today, it this is from earlier this week. I knew he was leaving the last chocolate cookie for me. I also know that we both love chocolate chip cookies! I was up super late saw the cookie and knew…. heck, yeah… i 💜you! These are two different stamps from the new Happy & Heartfelt stamp set that were just…

  • 3D Thursday

    JoAnne 3D Thursday bragbook with Slimline envies.

    JoAnne 3D Thursday Bragbook You are going to love JoAnne’s 3D Thursday Bragbook! She took the new Slimline envies (envelopes) and gussied them up… How cute is this?? So, she uses the carry over Black Gingham ribbon, Ladybug bundle, AND the Ranunculus Romance bundle. I want to be sure to point out that the Ladybug punch wings are the leaves for that gorgeous flower. What a wise addition! See this ladybug has the actual wings. Plus sooo many more things! Sale-a-Bration DSP and Daisy punch too! Phew, soo many possibilities! I know you want that tutorial! Head on over to the 3D Thursday page to get the full list of…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties helping with Swaps and its for the birds.

    Kitties helping with Swaps Yes, really the Kitties helping with swaps and so much more this last week. However, this has been my view mostly this week. Lots of parts and pieces to creating fun and fancy folds. These will of course be upcoming class ideas. Stay tuned for all that is going on. Dare I say that I have been thinking of the Second Annual Butterfly Birthday Bash as well!! That is an event that you will NOT want to miss!! Check this out for a peek from last years. With all the dips in temperatures Joe tried to explain to Cuddle that she could not go out and…

  • Craft Room

    Lots of Creating going on! I am excited to share…

    Lots of Creating going on! It’s the new catalog there is Lots of Creating going on! I am super excited to share all the new projects, folds (fancy ones!) and papers. Just wait until you see! Check back tomorrow for all the goings on on the homestead! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Reminder…. Wednesday night class has been moved to Tuesday! Just this week. I will be traveling to an event!

  • Uncategorized

    Only a day or three Left for both these things..

    Only a day or three Left There is only a day or three left of these two possibilities! The above Paper Pumpkin is all about the ❤️ LOVE ❤️! No it is not just for Valentine’s Day. It will cover ALL things love.. weddings, anniversaries and more. Monday is the last day. Sign up TODAY! Next is the Paper Share. All those beautiful patterned papers can be yours in a “trail size”. YEAH, that is a great way to put it. You get all the goodies just a small scale size. Get ALL the information in this post. You will not want to miss out! Tuesday is the last day!…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday WOW card idea.

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday I am loving this Heart and Home Suite Birthday card. How about you?? This card gives you a look at two different pattern peeks. This one is also all about the 2020 – 2022 In-Colors. What do I mean?? Well both the Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider used here are retiring the end of April. And if you forgot… It is always better to get what you need sooner rather then later!! Although the Jan – June Mini and what Suites it has goes until June (haha). If you love this suite as I do you will want to REALLY stuck up!! Grab your Wink…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    January Ding Dong Ditch 2022, all the information.

    January Ding Dong Ditch A new month calls for a new Class to go or the January Ding Dong Ditch for 2022. I know that you could be in the winter hoohumm’s but do not worry. The January DDD will have you smiling in no time!! Wondering what this is all about?? Well, this class is only online. I send you cardstock, DSP (patterned paper) and an embellishment. Here is the basic class, the cheerful Hand Penned DSP and the Black Matte Dots, coordinating cardstock is also included along with PDF instructions for four card ideas. Do you see what I mean?? This DSP is so very cheerful! Wondering why…

  • 3D Thursday

    My turn 3D Thursday, with a “growing” idea.

    Happy Thursday to you, it is My turn 3D Thursday. Ohhh I am excited!! With Valentine’s Day coming I have sooo many fun ideas to share. Head on over to your local Dollar Tree and pick up some little clay post, skewers and foam so that you can make what I have for you…. See what I mean?? Growing Hearts!! I had a lot of fun creating these super cute decor items that I already have BIG plans for on my plant ledge in my kitchen. I bet you want the step by step instructions?? Well all you need to do is head on over to the 3D Thursday Free…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    First from the Lots of Pun, Paper Pumpkin kit.

    First from the Lots of Pun This alternative is the First from the Lots of Pun. This Paper Pumpkin kit is going to make EVERYONE smile. It is all about silly puns. Best thing since sliced bread I would say. For this idea I used only what was inside the box. However, I cut is all in half. The cardbase, the layer piece and even the centers. Yup, all in half. Ohh, did I mention even that little Pool Party piece?? It was also cut in half. Here is my idea… I was thinking that this could be for a thank you gift. Birthday bag tag is also another possibility.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Cuddles and finally some snow plus more kitties.

    Cuddles and finally some snow You guessed it, this week is all about Cuddles and finally some snow. Starting of course with Cuddles. She is after all the great white hunter, haha. She was out there trying to get those voles. I hate to admit I really do want her to catch them. They dig up the yard and get inside the pen of the chicken coop. Unfortunately she was not successful. So she came inside and fell asleep under the Christmas tree. She sure looks tough here doesn’t she?? Finally the snow… After Christmas but it did finally get here. At first we were suppose to get over 8…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    2022 rang in with Lots of Crafting, all today!

    2022 rang in with Lots Lots of Crafting that is. Starting the day with our first FB live of the year. Using some new ribbon from the upcoming mini and die cuts from the annual catalog. Joe, the critters and I hope that you have the most AMAZING year! With many blessing, much love and only happy days! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Last 3D Thursday of 2021 from Sherri, soo cute!

    Last 3D Thursday of 2021 Sherri has the Last 3D Thursday of 2021. And it sure is a cute one. Are you thinking of Valentine’s Day yet?? I sure am glad that Sherri has been! OMG, how fun is this idea? Guys, she used the Sweet Talk Suite from the upcoming Jan-June Mini Catalog. Added in a few other current items too. Starting with… Stitched so Sweetly dies Playful Alphabet dies Basic Borders Down It even closes. This would be cute for a little to use for valentines or just as decoration on a table. Tell me what love notes would you put inside?? Are you needing the tutorial like…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    January Mystery Card Night, change of plans.

    January Mystery Card Night In case you have not heard, the January Mystery Card Night will be on January 1. Yup, Saturday is the day. Clues have started already. The theme is something we have NEVER done before. I am super excited!! Have you join us yet?? OMG, it is all about the shenanigans and learning a fun fold too! Comment below if you would like to join us! I will send you a link to the Mystery Card Night and Games group on Facebook! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Last day to get your class to go is Friday!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    All the Christmas Festivities, baking and family.

    All the Christmas Festivities I know with All the Christmas Festivities we have all had, it is time to relax. Well for a minute anyway. Today’s post is all about the last few days. I am super excited to say that Trevor and Bee were able to join us this year. It has been a few years since he has been out to the homestead. There was tons of prep work to do like… Grandma Ward’s Christmas Cookies Baking of course. This is a family tradition. My mom’s mom made these EVERY year. She even gave them as gifts to friends and family. They really do bring back amazing memories.…

  • Paper Share

    2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog Paper Share

    2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog Here it is, all the 2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog Paper Share information. If you are new, then here is the basic information. You will get a 1/4 of each of the Designer Series Paper (DSP- patterned paper) packs listed below. It is neatly packaged up by name, items number and catalog name noted on each bag. Then all the bags are put into a cardstock “box”. This gives you a way to organized it AND store up until you are ready to use it. There are only two options this time. Okay, technically three. You can pick the regular DSP (1), the Specialty Papers (2) or…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Mooch’s very Merry Christmas, from his chair.

    Mooch’s very Merry Christmas We were very happy to share Mooch’s very Merry Christmas photo. This had been Mooch’s favorite Christmas decoration since I mop Ed into the house. Guys let me tell you why this is a big deal. About two months ago we’re thought it was his time. As a 19 year old kitty that spent over two years wild and outside. It is truly a miracle that he has lived this long. For this I am thankful and so is Joe. He knows what this chair means. It does not matter that he can not see. He smells the tree. Is happy for one more Christmas with…

  • Craft Room,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Joe, I and all the critters hope that you have a safe and blessed Christmas this year. There really are so many things to be thankful for, starting with our love of crafting, all the way though the time we have with family and friends. Holiday Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I hope that you can join us on New Year’s Day for the always entertaining event!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Simple Stamping

    One last Painted Season idea, okay maybe two.

    One last Painted Season I found One last Painted Season idea. Okay, really there are two. Shhh, Dad do not tell mom. I made this with here in mind,. It is smaller, but thought maybe she would put it up by the sink. This small shadow box is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. It really does go off the sides and top though. Using Mossy Meadow and Basic White for the greenery of the Christmas Pinecones dies. Six of the pinecones and then the berries too. I really look forward to having this set to use for the Christmas in July for 2022. Well as an option anyway. Okay,…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Debbie’s 3D Thursday Calendar, Tower idea.

    Debbie’s 3D Thursday Calendar This time it is Debbie’s 3D Thursday Calendar, that is kinda Tower-ish looking. A fun and different look! Check out the Facebook page here. Now on to Debbie’s project… What a super fun idea. A four sided “tower” for each quarter of the year. Those little dragonflies are a punch. Remember the Dragonfly punch. There is a big and a baby one. I know that you figured that I am also loving the little knots on each side too. We have used that ribbon for girl’s night, here. Debbie used some new items here too. Have you heard that there are some die cuts for slimline…

  • Holiday cards

    Scraps with quick and easy, two last minute ideas.

    Scraps with quick and easy Today I have two ideas for your Scraps with quick and easy layers. A little stamping for the background. However the DSP does most, okay all the work on both of these cards. The first is from Painted Season, which is going to be a returning favorite in the Aug – Dec Mini in 2022. Holy Cow, 2022 is just over a week away. YIKES!! Adding simple layers to the front using Evening Evergreen really helps those greens pop!! The sentiment is a die cut that is included in the Christmas Season Bundle. I have to admit that this sentiment is my favorite. I like…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Holiday cards

    Christmas Decorations on the Homestead, WOW!

    Christmas Decorations on the Homestead Soo, here we are with all the Christmas Decorations on the Homestead. Starting with the tree. Joe and I went to the local Christmas Tree farm, Hensler’s to find out perfect tree. So many possibilities. We went with a smaller nettle this year. It was a nice day, thankfully. What do you think?? After two attempts to get enough lights. It is complete. There are 800 lights on this thing. It was Joe’s idea for the multicolored lights. Which I thought would be fun, however… I had none. Took a guess at how many we would need. Yup, I guessed too low. Not only that…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    How do you take your coffee?? Serious enough?

    How do you take your coffee Sooo, How do you take your coffee?? You know that is a VERY serious thing around here!! Joe still gives me a hard time because I put cream in my coffee. Okay flavored creamer. However, I have seriously cut back on how much. I do love my coffee and with the weather cooler, I find that I am drinking much more. What is your favorite beverage?? Here is another question, do you have ONE favorite cup? or do you have more?? I have moved the spring summer cups to the basement. Why?? to make room for the Christmas cups of course!! Holiday Hugs and…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    November PP Alternative ideas, All cards.

    November PP Alternative ideas Here we are with the November PP Alternative ideas. So many ideas to share. Keep in mind that I am not afraid to pull out my scissors and cut up the parts. Very much like this idea. I took the treat present stack and cut them all apart. You will see that I also used the masking technique to stack the inside gifts. The bottom gift is the actual full stamp. Note the background stamp?? Well I flipped the stamp over to create that background. Not familiar with the masking technique. Comment below so that I can share!! How about an alternative color?? This one we…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    January Paper Pumpkin Peek, including an add on!

    January Paper Pumpkin Peek I am excited to share the January Paper Pumpkin Peek. The name is even Kisses & Hugs. I can only imagine what in going to be inside. I am going to bet Blushing Bride, gold foil and Vanilla for the colors. But this is only the half of it. See those super cute “XOXO” boxes. They are an add on that will be available after January 25. Have you decided to subscribe yet?? Need some more information? Well, how about that I go live the first Saturday of each month on my Whispers In Ink page over on Facebook. This video gets added to YouTube, thanks…