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  • Hamscher Homestead

    Hoping everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving, we sure did…

    Hoping everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving. Can you say yum?? I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and of course pies! Join me tomorrow on the Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club. Yes, that is over on Facebook… I am excited to play with this months kit. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Happy Black Friday, don’t forget about this specials!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you I know with everything going on around us. This Thanksgiving may not look like years past. I know mine sure will not. Joe and I will be home just the two of us. We decided that we will have all the fixings. I will miss all of my siblings. The new babies. My parents too. Uugghh, it will not be the same. Kids running around, laughter and Christmas Vacation. What traditions do you and your family have? Traditions, silly or fun?? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of out family traditions. No matter that we can pretty much recite the whole movie. We watch it every…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Prizes,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Merry and Bright Extended, plus ordering specials.

    Merry and Bright extended… Holy Cow, have you heard?? The Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza has been extended one more day! We’re you sad because you thought you missed out? You are one lucky duck! Remember that the sale is 10% off most items in the annual catalog… check this post for the excluded items. Ready to hear about this weekends specials? Yes, I am offering a few ordering specials. These specials go from November 25 through end of day December 1. All you need to do is order from your list and get some goodies. OR join us for our Paper Pumpkin fun. I am excited to be able…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Nothing going on here, weird week.

    Nothing going on here. Well, what a week it has been, nothing going on here. However, this next week promises to be a full one. This sinus infection really knocked me out. Medicine I think … finally… kicked in. I know that things have been weird this week. Even with all the weirdness the far wall has been primed and Joe has a little work to do at one of the lights. A little too much fill. He removed the window frames today. Once the ceiling is painted moving on to the new color. What a mess, right?? Yes, this is a real mess. This is a photo taken tonight.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    It is a Grateful Sunday. Hubby and his critters.

    It is Grateful Sunday. It is that time again, it is Grateful Sunday. Today is about Joe and his love for critters. This morning Joe came home and checked the weather. Saw that the temperature was going to drop. So he brought out the heat lamp an old wool coat. Then he went about to construct a warm house. Using an old storage container and all sorts of other parts. Now, here is the thing. Junior is still deciding what he wants. He likes spending time us, however only one at a time. Junior even chats with us. He even follows me to the chicken coop. Fingers crossed he knows…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza

    Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza Ohhh I am excited to talk with you about the Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza! Soo here is what you need to know…. All day on Tuesday, November 24. 10% off most items in he annual catalog. I say most because it was easier to list what is NOT on sale! Yup, that many things…. This is the EXCLUDED list… be sure to have your Christmas wish list at the ready us the host code if your order is under $150. Thank you! Ohhh one last thing… did you know that if you want to join my team on this day you get the 10%…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    First November Girl’s Night card with greenery.

    First November Girl’s Night The First November Girl’s Night card has two different versions. I was worried about not having enough of the Whisper White Crinkle Ribbon. I like the Linen Thread alternative too. Which is your favorite?? Need a little bit of a closer look?? The only difference is the ribbon. Humm, I like them both. Our colors for this Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron. Question?? Could this card be for something else?? I would say yes. Change the inside sentiment. The front could really have any inside. Even the leaves could be a thinking of you, hello or even miss you for the inside. Does this…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    Fall themed Birthday Card for Coffee and Cards

    Fall themed Birthday card. Do you like themes to your cards?? This Fall themed Birthday card is perfect for you. I mixed a few sets this time. The Gather Together stamp set and the fun Autumn punch pack. Both of these are bundles in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog. Why did I mix the two?? Well, I love the pumpkins and large maple leaf in the Gather Together stamp set. And we needed the small sized leaves from the punch pack. You can check the live that has been added to my YouTube videos. Have you subscribed yet?? Be sure to do so while you are checking out the live for…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack last two, which to pick??

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack last two Here are your final two options. Just a reminder there is a flat fee of $25 which includes envelopes. And this is now only as a Class to go. You can easily add in stamps, see below. Option #4 Snowflake Wishes for this option. Add in a fun alternative color too. This card option uses the coordinating Snowflake Splendor DSP AND Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. Dare I say that you can get 12 cards from just one sheet of DSP. You just might want to consider getting extra cardstock. I love the added stamped snowflakes, but that is extra stamping. If you want to keep it…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Thing Light and Purrs, just another week on the Homestead.

    Thing Light and Purrs So as always lots going on here…. a Thing, Light and Purrs make for one crazy week!! So while surfing the web for a new hairstyle. I decided to go back to my natural hair color. And yes, my hair color is actually this dark. When things starting getting to light I just rip off the band aide. haha. If you missed my do debut, check out this live from Saturday. Now to get new glasses. The “light” at the end of the tunnel is getting closer. Drywall went up all the mud has been sanded. Mud added again and sanded a second, even a third…

  • Craft Room,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gratitude and 2020 Stamp-a-Stack card

    Gratitude and 2020 Stamp-a-Stack A Day of Gratitude AND 2020 Stamp-a-Stack sneak peak for you. I have had a crazy week!! How about you?? Today’s Gratitude is for the amazingly talented women that help me to create this bundle. Creating projects each and every month. We pull our resources. Along with helping you get ideas and share the ideas of others. There truly is something for everyone. I offer this FREE to my customers with every $40 purchase. Have you gotten your bundle?? Would you like to get one?? Here is the shop link to make a purchase. However, are you one that needs help figure out what you need?…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack First Two

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack First Two Here is the 2020 Stamp-a-Stack First of Two. I will share the 5 possible cards this weekend. You will get ten of one card (5 each of two cards) for $25. Only Two today and then three tomorrow. I look forward to showing you my ideas. Christmas Means More – Option 1 Starting here with this HUGE sentiment. There are four large sentiments, plus a couple small images. Christmas Means More is the stamp set adding in the Wonder of the Season DSP. If you order ahead these supplies (for $38) you get the Rhinestones and Ribbon as a FREE bonus. Wanting to share a closer…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    November Ding Dong Ditch – All the information

    November Ding Dong Ditch Here is all the information for the November Ding Dong Ditch. Starting off with Option 1. This option offers tags. This kit can make gift tags, but also could be card fronts. I will get back to that. For just the kit, which does not included stamps or ink. Cost $36. This does not include shipping. Option 1 add-ons. The stamp set is a great addition to your collect ($45 for tag kit and stamp set). My favorite is the inside sentiment. Cherished Memories of tomorrow. Love it!! The second add-on for this one would be a full Pack of Whisper White Thick cardstock ($55 tag…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    November Mystery Card Night

    November Mystery Card Night Due to some unforeseen circumstances I will NEED to reschedule this weeks event to next week. I am excited to spend this time with you! Please join me Friday, November 20 at 7pm central over in the Mystery Card Night group. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    December Sneak, October Alternatives.

    December Sneak, October Alternatives. Here is the December Sneak, October Alternatives and a few ideas. What do you see?? I see cupcakes and a super cute bear. Also, I know the following… Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes. Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm) Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White Are you wondering what sentiments will be included?? I sure am. My guess is at least a Happy Birthday. How about you? Share in the comments. October Alternatives. First the photo on…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Plaid Hey There Pumpkin with Harvest Hello.

    Plaid Hey There Pumpkin The Apple Builder punch is needed for Plaid Hey there Pumpkin card. Well, that and the Harvest Hello stamp set. I know I have talked and talked about the Plaid Tidings DSP and YES!! that is where the paper is from too. I can not wait to share a few Christmas ideas too. But let’s not jump the gun!! I have a friend that needs a “hey there” card?? This one could be the ticket!! Happy, bright and fun. I can also tell you that this one is super quick to make. Easy to make several at one time. Four from one piece of DSP. The…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Whole lot of Homestead going on.

    Whole lot of Homestead. You know that there is always a whole lot of Homestead going on each week. However this week… DANG!! Joe is home and I am still in the kitchen typing up this post. How do you like my view?? This Cleveland Pear looked like it was on fire about a day later. I really do love fall and all the colors. You can see the “big” Willow in the background. It is down by the pond and still green, but not too many leaves are left on it. Yes, the pond is super low. It was this low back 11 years ago. They following spring is…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Day of Gratitude OnStage at Home

    Day of Gratitude OnStage Happy Sunday, Happy Day of Gratitude Onstage day! haha. After a three days of a virtual event, I am a little loopy, I guess. But I had so much fun, learned bunches and enjoyed spoiling my team just a little. I know you are asking what this OnStage at Home is all about. Well, We were supposed to be in Salt Lake City this weekend. However that was not possible, sad but not possible. So if we were, I would have been with several thousand of my Stampin’ Up! friends. Spent time with them, stamped with them and cheered for them. I had to do it…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Hello Handsome from Pallet Thoughts

    Hello Handsome from Pallet Do you struggle with Masculine cards?? Hello Handsome from Pallet Thoughts will help you with that… You guys know that I love my Stamparatus!! And that I love Pallet wood. You can get the full step by step here. Using the Stamparatus for a full 4 x 11 piece of “wood”. Then using it for a just a couple cards! First looking at the “It’s a good day”. Crumb Cake and Early Espresso with a few leaves. Braided Linen Trim to “tie” it all together! I did dig into the bits and pieces container for the leaves. Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pig and Highland Heather in both…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia I do love this So Saffron Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia. How about you?? The Poinsettia Place Suite has several amazing pieces. I have to say that I really want to NEED to play with the Plush Poinsettia paper. That paper is flocked and white. Soo pretty!! ANYWAY, back to the card. Taking my colors for this was another story, kinda. The Early Espresso is on the color list. However the So Saffron is not. How did I get to using it?? Well, it is just a lighter version on Bumblebee. Which is on the list. The background color of this sheet really looked like a perfect…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Traditional Winter Woods Christmas.

    Traditional Winter Woods Christmas. Traditional Winter Woods Christmas card from the 3 Holiday Stamp Camp. For this stamp camp we did this traditional card and a beautiful non-traditional card. Check back tomorrow for that one. Today however, this Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake card with a touch of Red is the perfect add. I do like a more traditional card. However, looking outside the box is my specialty. I would think that is a card that my Mom and Dad would like. Yes, Dad I can make you some of these. Let me know, but there are more to come. This card would also be a good card to set…

  • Home Decor,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pumpkin Patch with Plaid Tidings DSP.

    Pumpkin Patch with Plaid. A dollar store find to create a Pumpkin Patch with Plaid Tidings. This is one of the 3 Holiday Stamp Camp projects. There are times that you just NEED to do something different, right?? I let the Plaid Tidings pick the colors. Even the “PATCH” is from the DSP pack. I would like to take a minute and talk about the fun frame. I will be honest what is the behind our cute pumpkins was kinda scary. REALLY!! It was the size that sold me on this frame. It measured about less than 8 x 8 inches. So yes, one piece of cardstock would fit!! YEAH!!…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Fall Card 3 Holiday Stamp Camp

    Fall Card 3 Holiday Last month this Fall Card – 3 Holiday Stamp Camp was just one of 6 cards that the ladies made. Using a couple of the 2019-2021 In-Colors Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile. Do you look at a stamp set and wonder now what to do with it?? I went back to last years cards to be sure that there were no duplicates. Check out this post from last year. This returning favorite and one of my favorites Gather Together bundle. Has embossed leaves, the big maple leaf pumpkins and a sprig of wheat. This sentiment is a favorite. I know, we really are not gathering this…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Kitty Moving days setup …so much going on.

    Kitty Moving days setup. So much going on with the Kitty, Moving days. setup and a peak at the craft room. Starting with Mr. Bigglesworth. He decided to spend the night up in the tree house. To say that I was surprised is an under statement. That is the same spot that I found White Sox in last week. They really are missing sister. Moving days, started with cleaning up the kitchen table. The top left photo you will see how huge my kitchen table is. Yes, both leaves of the table are in. I hate to say that the table still had some stuff from the kitchen remodel. No,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    First Sunday of November being Grateful.

    First Sunday of November With this being the first Sunday of November, I wanted to change things up. For the next month I wish to talk about being Grateful. The past year has been rough on so many. However, we still have so much to be Grateful for… first we have each other. We have our families no matter how far. I am fortunate to have a great hubby. A son who has moved closer to his grandparents. How about you?? I would love to hear something that you are grateful for. Every day over on my Facebook page, I will share something every morning. I hope you will join…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Holiday cards

    Seventh days Haunting Halloween or not??

    Seventh days of Haunting On this Seventh Days of Haunting Halloween is all about the candy corn!! I know I know, but this is what Joe wanted to see. It was his birthday after all. And yes I did ask him. He even came back to see how it turned out. Keep in mind that this could be a fall card too. Well mostly… Keeping this one clean and simple was my original idea. Glad that I cut for a second. I like this one, but you guys know me. Have you looked into that Rainbow Glitter paper?? Dang, if that didn’t have the perfect colors in it. I even…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sixth Seven days Haunting Halloween

    Sixth – Seven days Haunting For the Sixth – Seven Days Haunting Halloween with be Class cards. Some more quick ideas but cute on their own. Pumpkins and Brooms?? They are both pretty fun on either own, but be sure to see the “Wink”. The Library Class ladies loved this peek a boo card. Emboss that layer first .. The trick to this card is a tack of tape runner so that you can punch the “essential tag”. Yes, I did them both at once. Do not adhere yet, move the top layer away; stamp your Everything Essential – pumpkin through the tag cut out. This will insure that you…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Fifth Seven days of Haunting Halloween – Fun Folds

    Fifth Seven days of Haunting. Ohhh, I am so ready for Halloween … great card ideas AND fun treats a plenty!! This Fifth – Seven days of Haunting Halloween post has both! Two of these projects are from different Coffee and Cards videos and the third is from Mystery Card Night. Card one from the 10/17 Coffee and Cards episode. I loved the inspiration card and needed to do another. Halloween is fun with bats and spiders. Not scary spiders but cute ones!! RIGHT!!! This fun fold… fits in a regular envie!! Bonus!! The “pop up” style card is fun and pretty easy to make with a few scores. Adding…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Halloween ideas.

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Ohhh we are on the Fourth, Seven days of Haunting?? This little cutie was a Coffee and Cards, card. You can check it out over on facebook only. This Happy pumpkin is from the Everything Essential bundle. Yes, this is a stamp set and punch bundle. I love to be able to save 10%. During the Coffee and Cards video This really started out as a different idea. I was going to use the punch to line the card with tags and then our little cutie. Ohh, but that was a disaster!! YIKES!!! Although we were able to use several pieces, some just got tossed.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Coffee Cats Window Joe, ohhh NO!

    Coffee Cats Window and Joe I know I am a day late, but… Didn’t you love that hop!! Missed it?? OHHH no, click here. Today is about Coffee, Cats, Window, Joe’s incident with the Tractor. I am super excited to share that now “Junior” only wants to eat on the bench. Joe usually sits on the concrete with him. Well, he has moved up in the world. haha. I like that he is hoping up on the bench even before I am done scooping the food. YEAH!! White Sox has decided that he can lay in the treehouse. That was actually Gabby’s spot. And I know he misses her still.…