• Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    12/7 Coffee and Cards Perfectly Plaid

    Did you know that you still have time to get in an order?? I know you will want to add the supplies for these festive gift card holders! 12 x 12 paper not even needed!! WooooHoooo! The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 and with just a few scores ( 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2) you create your “pocket” for the gift card. I choose to use the Stitched Nested Labels Largest die (149638), nice finished edge AND a perfect fit! Well you want to see more of what I am talking about?? Check out the replay on Facebook or the YouTube video below! Need a demonstrator?…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Girls Night Birthday

    Ohhh, I so enjoy girl’s night!! And who does NOT need a Birthday card?? I know I sure do… getting geared up for #imbringingbirthdaysback. However, for this month BOTH of the cards would go either way. Both are for winter birthdays. All I am missing is the snow!! Yes, I did say that four letter word!! SNOW!! I sure hope you can see that shimmer paint! Helping the snow glisten. In addition to the trees on the front, the inside got a second generation stamp too. I bet you are wondering where those trees are from?? The Winter Woods ( 147661) stamp set is perfect for all your winter card…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Power of 3 Peaceful Boughs

    Remember yesterdays post?? Here is what I came up with! Using our “Power of 3” concept, taking away a little to get our one layer card. Then adding something to get the 3rd card. Starting with the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set (150541 b-153033) Check out the video to even get more ideas… We will sip some coffee and create a few cards together! Below you will find all the supplies and measurements for each of the two cards made in the video. If you would like to get my blog sent to your email please fill out the form either at the bottom of the page or on the side…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping

    Pine Cones from Peaceful Boughs

    So I have been trying to get ideas for my Christmas cards. I started with the Peaceful Boughs (150541) Stamp Set This was one that ended up stamped, and I like it BUT…. What is it missing?? I look forward to you suggestions! I have another idea but that wont get ink until tomorrow. Simple color combination for this Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with a pop of Cherry Cobbler. Even the Rhinestones are Cherry Cobbler. You know you want those Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150457) And you can tell that those are two different sizes. However, there are actually three different sizes in the package! Hopefully your suggestions help…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Year End Closeout

    Have you heard?? I know you have, BUT I want to be sure that you can get the list! However, you will not want to miss out on these last minute items for all you gift giving needs!! There are stamps, dies and embellishments. In addition to that, there are past Paper Pumpkin kits! All of this is while supplies last!! So hurry to get yours! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Thanksgiving, big mess and chilling out… news too

    My sister-in-law, sister and me. We had an amazing Thanksgiving. Talked, laughed and made memories. I am very lucky and grateful for family! This is the aftermath from the Starke County Holiday Shoptacular. A HUGE mess, well not really. It only took me 45 ish minutes to put this all away. In other words, thanks to the new shelves that I added last week! There were two bags just of cards, YIKES!! Need ideas?? I am sure you can find something to inspire you in those boxes!! After all that was cleaned up, Joe had be clean EVERYTHING off the fireplace. He decided it was time to get this fireplace…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    2019 Cyber Monday

    I am soo excited for this! Here is how this is going to work, place an order Monday using the current host code 3RKZJQGX. You will then you get all of this years tutorials and the ones for December! If you have ANY questions, please let me know! The shop link is located at the top of the page. There is ALSO, a second thing! A secret gift will be sent by me to you via snail mail. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME AS YOUR DEMONSTRATOR! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??,  YouTube video

    11/30 Coffee and Cards

    Ohh, what fun I had out at Geodes and Gemstones today! Thank you to Holly and Dennis AGAIN for letting me use part of their space! I appreciate all that joined us today! But let’s talk Coffee and Cards. Can you believe that we did not stamp one single thing?? I did however find the Santa and reindeer. So there is your bonus card. The sentiment from the Santa’s sleigh is a sticker from the Memories and More pack (150808). The card base is from the Memories and More Cards and Envelopes (150440), which can make 20 cards. The Santa on the right is a card from the same Memories…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Time is limited, but…

    Remember me talking about the Making Parties?? You still have time to host a quick making party. These gift bags come with 10 in the package and they more then enough parts to decorate them. And I ALWAYS promise there will be left overs! Party price is $11 per person!! CRAZY RIGHT?? Where do you get packaging for just over $1 a bag?? And that is NOT decorated!! How many people do you need to organize?? Minimum of 4. I bring all the crafty goodies. However, you bring the snacks and goodies. I want to help you wrap up your presents this year! Above all, looking crafty and fun while…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Thanksgiving

    I hope your travels are safe, your family time is wonderful. What is your favorite pie?? Do you even have pie?? Today baking started with pumpkin and moved to apple. Tried a new recipe also… and the first attempt was a FLOP!! I will advise how the second attempt turned out tomorrow. However, that is not what Thanksgiving is really about is it?? I would say the food is a BONUS! Hug your family, tell them how much you love them. No matter the fights, no matter the differences, just enjoy the time that you have with them. Above all be thankful that they are there. I am thankful for…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Today I did some cleaning…

    Do you have a Tree that is refusing to let go?? Both of the homestead Cleveland Pears still have all the leaves on them. The birds are happy for the shelter. Several of the oak trees too. The third Thursday of each month is Team meeting night. Apparently this black and white kitty wants to join the team! What do you thing team?? Should it become an Inky Whisper Sister?? Under this rack it has been driving me CRAZY!! (short trip, but..) See the mess, picture all the way to the left. CRAZY!! While shopping with Kaitlyn a couple weeks ago. I found this 6 cubbie shelf. I have to…

  • Fairs / Events

    And the winner is…

    Well, I am the winner, because I got to meet so many nice folks today! Funny how you can laugh and talk with so many different people all in one little spot, all needing some crafty fun! Or just realizing how close a break could be! Here was my spot for the 3 hour event. A ton of stuff crammed into this 6 foot section! Here is what I could provide for you!! A special card for someone that needed a smile, a fun cute gift that was VERY affordable, information on a crafty club, my next class time and best of all a happy smile. Thank you to those…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    11/23 Coffee and Cards

    Had so much fun with Coffee and Cards today. We worked on 6×6 paper and what could we get out of it. Using some bigger pieces this time, still being about to get 2 cards and 4 tags. Yes, I am getting ready for Christmas, but.. please be sure to enter the Challenge on Facebook. I bet you are asking where this snowflake paper came from?!? The Feels like Frost as two sides and this foil side is the reverse of the “frost” photos. The other side is pretty don’t get me wrong, but its almost a one and done side. And are you loving the alternative colors?? I sure…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Pillow Gift

    When I came back from CenterStage… more Sunday on that. This little bag was overflowing with Butterflies. Does this girl know me or what?? She is know by several nicknames, but Paula you are the best! As my unofficial secretary, paper pumpkin police AND my friend, we have so much fun together. And to think that she almost did not come to the second class. WOW, that would have been soo sad, especially for me. My sweet friend I love you back and am grateful you were brave and tried again! You will have to ask her the story. No she did not make the scarf, but she sure made…

  • Challenges,  Team Meeting

    November Team Swap

    The Challenge this month was to create your swap (at least 6) from a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I even gave them the piece (yes, they got to pick from a pack.) Sounds easy?? I challenge you to try it… and post on the my Facebook. I look forward to seeing what YOU come up with and How about a prize?? You bet and 3 pack of cards w/envies. You submission needs to be under the Challenge post. Here was my dilemma, ribbon or no ribbon?? What do you think?? Left has ribbon, right does not. So what did I do, I did three of each. Items used…

  • Fairs / Events,  Simple Stamping

    2019 Onstage Swap

    You guys know how much I love this stamp set… Dandelion Wishes (146747) from the annual catalog. I have done swaps a few times with this set. I do have to say this one is so simple and pretty! Your supply list: Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set 2 1/4 inch Circle punch (143720) Early Espresso Ink (147114) Linen Thread (104199) Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237) Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953) Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) Aqua painter (103954) Wondering where the Shimmer paint is?? The center of this dandelion. I use the Aqua painter for more control of where the paint goes and that way I can add a good dollop right in…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    2019 Online Extravaganza

    That is your link to the complete list. Here is the basic information 15% off SELECT ink pads 15% off SELECT cardstock 5% off SELECT Bundles (already 10% discount) Please use the Host Code ====>>>>> Have questions let me know… This goes only until Friday 11/22. Get your supply of cardstock and fill in your ink pads!! Hugs and Have a GREAT Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    11/18 Tidbits..

    Sooo, last Thursday… I went out to my favorite hair salon and did it. Had Jen do a somewhat drastic cut. She was hesitant but after I told her that I have been seriously thinking about it and had an idea. YUP, she chopped it. My neck is a little cooler, and I have enjoyed the sassy parts too! WOOOHOOO! I have spoken about Cracker Barrel before… and we ALWAYS go there. The charm was picked up and I will share that one later in the week. But these are a few highlights of the things we found while window shopping!! I know that I need the one on the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Nov 2019 OnStage Recap

    Here is how Saturday started… Found a table, set out the gifts for each of my Team. Yes, I made each item just for that person!! See the mini pizza box on the right?? Yup, I had a first OnStage attendee. That is where my team earns the “Inky Whisper Sisters” block. Yes, you have seen it… check the last project facebook live. Guess who sat here?? hahaha All registered and in our seats… Let’s get started!! Wish the WHOLE team was here! Fingers crossed next time! PRIZE PATROL!! We each received a second Stamp Set! All different and Paula’s was that she received two, and she had to make…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    What is a PDF?

    How cute is this one?? Have you watched a video and said, “Hey, I want to do that!!” Of course, and a PDF is how we do it. A PDF or Tutorial is a list of supplies and instructions to make the one project or card. I have shared before that I am part of a Tutorial Team. My customers benefit from this also. Offering this Tutorial bundle of cards/projects to a customer that places a $40 product order. Here is this months sneak peak. In addition to a theme each month. Each of the 16 Tutorials has a FULL list of supplies and step by step instructions. Not limited…

  • Craft Room

    Pen Pals

    I was so excited and honored to receive this beautiful card. This is from Wendy, she lives in Australia. We met last year in Orlando, Florida. You guessed it through Stampin’ Up! It has been a year since I have seen her, but this is how we keep in touch. Thankful for my friend! I am especially thankful that Stampin’ Up has these amazing events to meet all of these WONDERFUL people in person. Social Media is awesome, and a great way to touch base. However, getting time to chat and craft together. AMAZING!! Want to find out more about what is going on this weekend?? Check Facebook and Instagram…

  • Fairs / Events

    On The Road

    I am soooo excited!! Today, Friday, we will be heading to Lansing Michigan for a get together with 1300 of my Stampin’ Sisters. However, you can have some fun while I am gone too! Use the Host code and you get even MORE…. a FREE gift (hint: bling), ALL orders get the PDF bundle (instructions for 16 holiday projects) A FREE kit for an extra project! Reminder the holidays are near and I can help with the perfect gift!! Paper Pumpkin is an amazing gift! A prepaid subscription for one month, three months, six months and 12 months ahead. These are also included. I am sorry you won’t be there…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Time is running out!

    Have you picked your card or cards yet?? Need a reminder? click the photo for the page with all the pricing and links to all the photos. Have questions?? Comment below or email me. I am excited to offer this as a class to go! What does that mean?? It means that I send you all the parts pre-cut. You can use a stamp that you have or add on the stamps to match. Shipping is $8 priority mail including tracking. If you get the Ultimate add-on you get ALL the supplies you will need AND instructions. Supplies come direct to you instructions will be emailed. I look forward to…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Come to Gather fun fold

    One of my usual groups loves a simple card with a touch of fun. How did I do?? Using the Stamparatus (146276) and a Maple leaf. Remember the idea from last week using the Timeless label punch (149516)? I love how if fits more sentiments now! In addition to that punch idea, how about a SIMPLE fun fold. Take out your new Trimmer (152392) and your favorite 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock. Long at the top and score at 3/4 of an inch and then again at 6 1/4. DONE! Just remember to only put adhesive on that folded over section. Here is a fun fact, use Tear…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More for Fall, but Mother Nature had other ideas…

    Remember the post several weeks back when I was using the miter saw? This is one of the new additions to my decor. I look forward to changing it with all the seasons. However, Mother Nature is having other ideas… Today, the cold front and snow arrived. Happy it was today rather then later this week!! The Homestead has several trees that are still Green. This one is the Cleveland Pear, and I am sure that it will change color now. Even the poor Turkeys were scratching for food. Meanwhile, White Sox is on antibiotics and this was at the vet. Not happy to be there, can you imagine?? Poor…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coloring

    Swaps, coloring and more…

    Have you seen the Hoot Hoot Hooray (149352) stamp set? I have been working on some coloring with this set. Yes, with the Stampin’ Blends! Still a ton more to do! Sorry I can not share just yet! I am excited just a few more days and we leave for OnStage. What is OnStage you ask?? Stampin’ Up! has several events each year and off to Lansing for this next one! I would love to have you join me for the next one!! How?? Join my team and let the crafty fun begin!! The bonus is that the events are full of SOO MUCH energy! The anticipation is starting to…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Itty Bitty Birthday for a Challenge

    More birthday cards for my stash! Hey, let’s think about this for a minute… 365 days in a year. Yup, I will be making 365 plus cards, but most importantly SENDING them! ANYWAY, The Global Design Project has a fun sketch this week. Using this sketch for my two new birthday cards. Coffee and Cards was exciting this morning, because one of my brothers stopped in. I am grateful for his help. He is the one that downloads my FB lives for me. Thank you Brad! Check out the live! In addition to adding the leaves, you see that there is a knot on the sentiment. But let’s talk DSP.…

  • Happy Birthday

    Perennial Essence for a Birthday.

    Have you started setting goals for the upcoming year?? I have been working on a few things… Sending birthday cards! To all of my friends and family. So if I do not have your birthday and address information. Focusing on getting information out to my customers in a more timely fashion. (i.e. class schedules, events and even sales) Ask me about events in January… The schedule is in print. Helping more folks find a hobby/craft! I KNEW that I was not crafty, BUT ohhh was I wrong! I would love to help you and Stampin’ Up! helps to make it even easier! And as ALWAYS get more organized!! Phew, this…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Come to Gather for Thanksgiving.

    YES, you still have time to get these items!! Do you remember the Making Party sneak peak I gave a while ago?? This one is a different take on the one with the Harvest Hellos pumpkin. Do you do fancy for Thanksgiving?? In our BIG family (like 25-30) we do buffet for food set up, but we do gather at the table, well several! I need to talk with my sister so that maybe I can make these, for the adults anyway. A video is always fun, right?? Here is what you will need in case the numbers go by too fast in the video.. Gather Together Bundle – 153036…