• 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,…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    May Ding Dong Ditch, All that you get and more…

    May Ding Dong Ditch Here is all the information on the May Ding Dong Ditch. This class to go includes designer series paper (DSP), ribbon and cardstock. You will add in your ink, stamps (or get the add on) and adhesives. With plenty of extras to use to make more cards or fun projects later. Here is where we start… DSP and White Crinkle Ribbon. Note there are only 5 colors. They should look familiar because they are the 2020-2022 In-Colors. Adding in the White Crinkle ribbon so that you can have an excuse to use your Stampin’ Blends. I know how it is… you just need a reason. Here…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day breakfast.

    Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day This week on the homestead, Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day breakfast. It really has been too long since we have talked chickens, right?? These girls are now all getting along, as you see here they are loving all the weeds that I pulled on Saturday and today. All the green grass and bugs are always a treat. There are new and old ones (chickens) all mixed up in this photo. On the left is the only Rooster in the coop right now. He was from last years hatch out. He is from Jazz and the black Silkie that I had in the coop. Both are…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all. Are you a people mom, Happy Mother’s Day to all. You could be a fur mom or even a chicken mom… haha. Happy Mother’s Day! Be sure to hug those babies. No matter how big, small or fuzzy. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Monday is the last day to get your $5 box… do not forget the code! HOMERUN0521

  • In-Colors

    2021-2023 In-Color Club the beautiful colors.

    2021-2023 In-Color Club You know that the 2021-2023 In-Color Club is the BEST way to get all the new colors at a great monthly price!! Keep in mind this is a 5 month commitment. However, once it is all said and done you have all five of the full size Inks Cardstock Ribbons DSP pack Embellishments Stampin’ Write markers Stampin’ Blends (add-on option) Ink refills (add-on option) Yup, I did add a few optional things in this time. Keep in mind that you will still have the opportunity to get some extras when it it your turn to be the “hostess”. Still not sure?? How about a reminder of those…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Batter Up Paper Pumpkin Subscribe-a-Thon.

    Batter Up Paper Pumpkin This all star Batter Up Paper Pumpkin offers a little bit more this month. Have you thought about getting Paper Pumpkin?? This month is a GREAT time to because we have this great thing happening the next three days!! Subscribe-a-Thon What this means for you the new subscriber is… You get this all star kit for just $5. Yes, REALLY!! This baseball themed kit will come direct to your mailbox, with all the usual supplies. Paper Pumpkin block, stamp set, ink and supplies to make the kit as directed!! I can also tell you that there are 3 different designs and you get 9 total. Coordinating…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Coloring Class Card, Grab your favorite colors!!

    Last Coloring Class Card Here is the Last Coloring Class card. Yes, I saved my favorite for last. Although I did really love how all of them turned out!! Did you miss the roses with the Blending brushes?? How about the “succulents” card one?? How do I suggest starting with these amazing markers?? Just grab a couple of your favorite colors and a stamped image, using Memento ink. Or like we did here a 12 x 12 sheet of True Love DSP. However any black and white would do wonderfully. Start off with one color. Start with the lightest color first. Then using the lines that exist on the flowers…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Second Look at Coloring Class, a more masculine look.

    Second Look at Coloring Class. How about a Second Look at Coloring Class, with a masculine touch. I am excited to be able to remind you that Blending Brushes are back in stock!! WooHooo. I used Just Jade and Mossy Meadow for the above card idea. To me this patterned piece looks like either succulents for cabbage for fall. Either of those could very easily be for the man in your life. Joe liked it anyway… haha For this part of the class we used just one Blending Brush. Working from light to dark. It really does cut down on cleaning. Just Jade was our lighter color. Random blending spots…

  • Uncategorized

    Visits Presents fluffy and a Car all on the homestead.

    Visits Presents fluffy and a car. As always a lot going on with visits presents fluffy and a car?? All this in just one week… see lots going on. Starting off with a visit from my parents. I really had a lot of fun with Mom going flower shopping. Dad too of course! Wink wink. This HUGE stack is all from Joe. Can you believe all the presents?!? Do not look too closely at the wrapping paper though… haha made you look! Keep in mind Joe’s sassy humor! Here is what was in those boxes. All these lanterns for outside! I am soo excited! Girls fire pit night is getting…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Happiness choices, You decide. At least that is what I say.

    Happiness choices, You decide Okay, this is my way of thinking, Happiness choices, You decide. You can decide to be happy and work that way ALL day, everyday. You can decided that YOU have what it takes to accomplish what you want to accomplish. It really is a choice. The ohhhwooo is me will get you more sadness. I do not want to be that way. We all have tough days, but no pitty parties here. I choose happiness!! So, this is your Sunday reminder… Choose happiness today!! Sunshine is a choice. Choose to smile. No matter what!! That positiveness carries over to EVERYTHING!! Feel it everyday. Live it everyday.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Final Day at Last Chance products

    Final Days at Last Chance Just a reminder that you only have until Monday to get the last chance prices, items and tools. Is there something on your list that you would be sad not to get? Yes, sad! You know that once they are gone, especially the stamps, they catalog ends. Need help? Have question, I am happy to help! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • Paper Share,  Uncategorized

    2021 Annual Specialty Paper Share information

    2021 Annual Specialty Paper We all love papers, including the 2021 Annual Specialty Paper. There are three new EXCITING ones. However, did you miss out on the carry over ones. Take a look at all the possibilities… Ombré Shimmer Vellum Metallic Paper This small group will get you 16 6 x 6 pieces. Cost $8.00 per share. If you have not seen these items… ohh they are AMAZING. Keep in mind that these papers are going to be around for a whole year! Did I mention that some of the new 2021-2023 In-Colors are featured ?? Okay, I have another option for you…. there are 6 returning Specialty Papers. Some…

  • Paper Share

    Annual Catalog Paper Share, 10 pack plus an add on

    Annual Catalog Paper Share The new Annual Catalog Paper Share information is headed your way… Are you excited?? I know that I am! Here is an affordable way to get your hands on all that beautiful DSP!! 10 packs worth!! Here is how it works. You will get a 6 x 6 piece of each and every patterned paper included in the Annual Catalog. 120 sheets total packaged, mail-able and ready for your creations. If you have not done a share with me, I label and bag each set. They even provide you with a box to put it all in. Here are the pack names. Beauty of the Earth…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    Peek at Coloring Class, Blending Brushes and Wink.

    Peek at Coloring Class. Just a peek at the coloring class from last month. Holy Cow how could it be a month already!! The first technique was easy and fun. Picking our favorite color and “brush” the flowers. I used Rococo Rose, but really it could be ANY color. I wanted to be sure that you could get a lot of stuff so… Each person has a full 12 x 12 piece of DSP to play with. But that was just the start!! One blending brush and three sets of Stampin’ Blends also. You got to pick the colors!! I find that it really is much easier that way. Why??…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    All about the Kittens, plus a little bit of my helper!!

    All about the kittens. All about the kittens. Yes, these two get a WHOLE post this week. Partly because they have names now and additionally because Logan loves them!! I will say the first two photos are courtesy of Kaitlyn. I about died when I saw these two photos. She did really capture all the cuteness!! I hear you…. AWWWWW!!! Soooo, without further ado… Meet Clyde. He likes to stir the pot and pounce on his sister. So much so that Cuddles has to step in. I am telling you it looks like wrestlemania here. No no one get hurt, but still. She sure is cute… AWWW!! She will be…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    April Snow Flowering Trees and small buds

    April Snow Flowering Trees No complaining, I did not order up the April Snow, Flowering Trees you bet I did!! I was super excited to capture the snow falling on Wednesday. It really did look pretty. However, I am worried about my Apple trees. Remember a few weeks ago, here. Joe even asked me about the tulips and daffodils. Everything bounced back pretty quickly. The sunshine came and perked up the tulips!! I took these photos on Thursday. The trees looked soo happy! I am grateful that the freeze did not do any damage. Now to fertilize all those beautiful flowers when they bloom. I can almost taste all the…

  • Happy Birthday,  Retiring,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Goodbye Part 2, Plaid and Heartfelt

    Saying Goodbye Part 2 Here again Saying Goodbye part 2. Our first one has two ideas. This “thank you” card idea can be changed to any and yes ANY color combo. Plus with one run through the Stampin’ cut & Emboss you get two cards!! I love the texture that plaid creates. I need to share however that the stamp set is STAYING. It is just the die set Plaid Builder and Bundle price that is leaving. Also retiring on this card is the Braided Linen trim (already gone) and Small Bloom Punch. See, I used it a TON. I do mean a TON!! You will need the full size…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    Part 2 Ding Dong Ditch for March, Fun fold too.

    Part 2 Ding Dong Ditch For our part 2 Ding Dong Ditch from March I will share the last two cards. You guys know that I have several different breeds of Chickens. This one is a Polish and there are several here on the Homestead. This is just one of my favs. The fun part is that they come in all sorts of colors. Much like the Polish in the background waiting for their chance at the cupcake. I do promise you that those four are much more patient then mine. It is completely a ‘free for all’ when food goes in the coop!! YIKES!! Did you miss yesterdays list…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    March Ding Dong Ditch two card ideas

    March Ding Dong Ditch Here are the first of two cards for the March Ding Dong Ditch. The class included Playing with Pattern DSP, Playing with Pattern ribbon and 10 sheets of cardstock. Each Ding Dong Ditch focuses on a bundle. When there are die cuts those are included. However, I can not stamp for you. You can easily add the bundle or even just the stamp set. There is a new bundle every month. The base price usually starts at about $15. This months was $18 but you got three spools of ribbon. DANG, right!! For March the bundle was actually two bundles. No I do not typically do…

  • Retiring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Friendship Stamparatus Wreath with how to…

    Beautiful Friendship Stamparatus Wreath What a Beautiful Friendship, Stamparatus Wreath. I know we have done a few of these, however I do love this set. I also love the possibilities that the wreath template we made has. Saying goodbye to the Beautiful Friendship stamp set is apparently hard for me… Funny how that works because when I say the set in the catalog it really did not do too much for me. After using it at an event was when I fell in love with it. shocker, I know.. That is kinda what I do, right?? I look at things and think differently. At least I hope that is the…

  • Fancy Fold

    Fancy Fold Flowering Cactus with the Product Medley

    Fancy Fold Flowering Cactus This fun fold or fancy fold Flowering Cactus using all the parts of the Product Medley. Staring with all the fun little die cut shaped that you get from one sheet of DSP. Have you taken a look at the Flowering Cactus Product Medley?? Did you know that there is an add on?? How about that you can make over 50 cards by just adding cardstock?? And that is just with the product medley itself. Dang, can you imagine?? How many you could make with the full medley and the add on?? Holy cow!! Keep in mind that I did not make just cards either. You…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Joining News and Reminders, so much fun stuff!!

    Joining News and Reminders OHH what great Joining News and Reminders this week! Have you thought of joining my team?? Well here is a great opportunity!! We always have a customizable kit. How would you like to get extra product in it?? That is correct. Every day you can join my team for $99. You can pick your $125 worth of product. Starting May 4 you will get and extra $30 worth of product in your kit. Bonus is you get to pick it!! You can pick DSP, cardstock, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. ohhh the possibilities. What is on your list?? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to get it at a…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Team Meeting

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations plus so much more…

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations Today on the homestead Kittens, Mooch and Spring Decorations. Ohh, there are going to be a lot of awww’s and soo cute on this post for sure! They sure are cute. However, they started getting into just a little bit of trouble this last week. I can say that is really has been fun to watch them explore though. Cuddles goes out to spend time with Junior everyday. It really is the best way to start and end the day after all. These to photos are from last week. He was actually trying to hurry so that they could go for a walk. Yes, that is…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Shout-out Inky Whisper Sisters, I appreciate you all.

    Shout-out Inky Whisper Sisters Shout-out Inky Whisper Sisters, I had soo much fun!! Almost half of my team was able to gather in my home on Saturday. The occasion?? Stampin’ Up! had a virtual event, OnTour. I was super excited to host all these beautiful ladies and spend some great stamp time. Plus, we made a day of it, Team meeting also. Can you tell Paula is thrilled I was taking her picture, haha. We are hard at work in these photos.. So many fun things left to create. Wait until you see the fun items in the new catalog!! Ohhhh MY!! We were able to stamp, die cut and…

  • Retiring,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    April Showers Under my Umbrella, retiring soon.

    April Showers Under my Umbrella April showers bring May flowers they say, today April Showers Under my Umbrella brings flowers, boot and thanks to your day. I hate to say that we really need some more rain. The pond is still so low. I heard on the weather too that we are still in a deficit as far as rainfall is concerned. Fingers crossed we have a chance of rain a couple days later next week. Fingers crossed!! Anyway, some happy pops of Daffodil and brightly colored flowers for today. Can you see the embossing folder in the background?? That is from the Meadow Moments embossing folder. That folder actually…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Bits Pieces and Misc other things left over.

    Alright, I have a Bits, Pieces and Misc container that is COMPLETELY full. Ohh man, just tooo much!! So when this get overwhelming for me I pull it out and see what we can create. There really is sooo much. Enough for 6 GREAT cards and still have more leftovers to use. NOTE: there are many retired items in this container. The best example is that coffee cups on the bottom right (last year??). Several of the other items are soon to retire. Here is the list… Hey Chick dies (while supplies last) Seabed 3D embossing folder (retiring May 2021) Butterfly Duet Punch (retiring May 2021) Butterfly Beauty dies (retiring…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Happy Spring Easter Mom, Pretty Perennial

    Happy Spring Easter Mom. I went to go and see Mom a few weeks ago, Happy Spring Easter Mom. I brought Mom the card we created in Coffee and Cards. So Here is Mom with her ‘Happy Spring’ version of the card. It made her happy to have such a cheerful card. It made me smile to see her smile too. And once again I gave the card away before taking a photo. yeah I know…. Anyway, I had parts and pieces left out so I made another. This one was slightly different. I added the Easter that was already cut and did a little rearranging of the stamps too.…