• Happy Birthday

    Small Bloom Punch for a WOW

    Did you see the “bag” on page 13 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog?? The one with all the flowers?? Here is my CASE (copy and selectively edit). Well, in a card form. Let me also say from the beginning that I am sorry but that Petal Pink/Whisper White Silver Bakers Twine is retired. SOOO Sorry!! However, here is your question. Which version do you like?? The Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink or the Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody?? Don’t tell Avery, but the Pink version is her Birthday card!! sssshhhhhh!! Guesses on how many flowers?? Actually there are 40 per card. You know you can get your bang for your FREE…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    2/15 Coffee and Cards

    You can still watch!! Have you seen Coffee and Cards yet?? Today we talking about creating a sample kit. Here is what I picked out.. Whisper White thick cardstock 140272 Brights cardstock pack 146975 (or subtles 146978) Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262 Timeless Tulips Bundle 153793 Under My Umbrella Bundle 153786 Pleased as Punch DSP 153558 Trimmer 152392 Rhinestones Getting all of the above totals exactly $125. But join my team and you only pay $99 and tax. There are many extras too!! Catalogs, business supplies, Paper Pumpkin retired kit and that is just from Stampin’ Up! Now let’s talk about some of the Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES… see the picture at…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Candy Wrap Valentine’s-Day 9

    Getting closer! These candy boxes wrapped in cardstock! Using the From My Heart DSP – . In addition to the Heartfelt Bundle some left over hearts from past projects. Along with leftover dyed twine. How did I cover that? Check out the latest QWick and WOW!! video! I will take you through step by step. Please be sure to subscribe and share! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring Retreat

    I am so excited!! Have your heard!? I have been planning a Retreat.. Spring Poppies Retreat Saturday, March 21, 2020 9 am to 8 pm 301 S Pearl Street, Knox IN ◦ Cost $75 ( add on fancy fold/simple stamping class $20 envelopes included) Here are a few highlights: ⁃ Goodie Bag ($35 value) ⁃ 8 Make n Takes (Cards, sampler, home decor and 3D) ⁃ Pillow gifts ⁃ Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, coffee, tea and water ⁃ 4 foot minimum table space ⁃ Raffle for prizes ⁃ Games Lots of fun planned and this is a great day to chill out get some projects done and have access to some…

  • Holiday cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    From my Heart and Paper Pumpkin – Day 8

    Here is a where Paper Pumpkin meets some beautiful DSP! The stamps are done the Paper Pumpkin. Using the Stamparatus to be sure that the hearts all line up! Then add the Happy Valentine’s Day to the last one. The tag used the scalloped tag topper and triple punch. The DSP is different sizes 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch. Try the different pattern together to get the look that you like. Top it with twine, like this or use some ribbon. No Bling is necessary because the DSP has a foil look on one side. AND you can use this tag for a gift, flowers or even a pretty box!…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Baking and Kitties

    Found what I thought would be a pretty good recipe! AND OHHHH BOY!! It sure was. Poor Gabby she really wanted to try some too!! I can not make this too often because it has 3 sticks of butter. But soooo worth it! One sleepy boy (Mr Bigglesworth) and one of the Snoopervisors (Penelope). She was following me around all day. Apparently Paula did not talk with her enough! Poor Penelope all she wanted was a few pets! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    February Paper Pumpkin

    One last day left!! Do you want to check out this kit?? I can say I am sure it will be a GREAT one!! The will be full sized cards! Who doesn’t need birthday cards?? Then it also coordinates with a FREE stamp set from Sale-a-Bration? WooooHoooo! Here is the link!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! here is your sneak peek!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    2/8 Coffee and Cards-Day 7

    Alternative colors?? Purple Posy and Rococo Rose with Soft Suede are the two that we did for the Live. Dontcha love that Gingham DSP?? Available in EVERY color!! Anyway, grab your 1/8 inch circle punch (retired) and the Heartfelt Bundle – 153885. Sprinkle in a stamp from the Strong & Beautiful -147732 too! There is a very subtle heart that is stamped along the bottoms of each Soft Suede layer. We talked on the live about using the Stamparatus – 146276. I tried this after and here is how it looked.. Just too close together! And if you moved down more than one just not close enough. I did want…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    6 of 10 Days of Love

    Do you give little treats?? I give my sweetie and kids treats, but how about the nieces and nephews? I think this would be PERFECT!! Using a 6 x 8 piece of DSP and a few scores and cuts. DONE! This From My Heart – 151189 DSP is in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The coordinating Heartfelt Bundle – 153775 (or the From My Heart Suite -153931) including two heart punches that layer together. The plain heart above is Vellum – 101856. The sentiment is stamped with you guessed, Real Red! Be sure to let it dry completely!! The layered little hearts are leftovers from Coffee and Cards. You know…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Love coordinating items??

    Have you gotten any of the following Stamp Sets: Positive Thoughts Special Someone Little Lady Bugs Sending You Thoughts Happy Birthday to You Now you have dies to go with those sets!! Limited time, YES!! While supplies last, YES!! The Pleased As Punch DSP (designer series paper) coordinates with the following punches.. Heart Punch Pack Tulip Builder Builder Umbrella Small Bloom DANG, do you need more ideas on what to get?? I can not wait for my next order to get here!! Can not wait… please use the current host ZEWUPNTY! HAPPY SHOPPING!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Woodland, Well Written and Love… Day 5

    Are you in need of a different color?? After all that Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo, I know I am. ANNND you knew that there would be a purple Valentine in here somewhere!! Besides we love a good alternative!! I am however, having a tough time getting away from those cute little hearts!! I do promise though no spritzer!! haha I did check on the Woodland Embossing folder the other day. I still have my original one. It is not available in the new style, YET!! I will keep you posted when that comes available. Fingers crossed SOON!! How are you enjoying our 10 days of Valentines?? Have…

  • Holiday cards

    Day 4 of Valentines – Heartfelt – create your own DSP

    Fun idea today… Let’s make our own DSP (designer series paper). Here are the Ink colors…. Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake. Using the Heartfelt stamp set (151417 B-153775) and the largest image first, general rule. Keep in mind that you have a sentiment layer to add over the “DSP”. We used only a 4 x 5 1/4 inch pieces, but you could make a whole sheet and then make up several cards. In other words spread some more love!! Now, you know I did not think about this, of course, until just now that Happy Valentines needs some Shimmer Spritzer on it, hummm!! ANYWAY, the layering…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Critter Highway

    I am not sure I have seen sooooooo many different tracks before on our property. Walks have been interesting these days. No sun, but lots to look at!! Round and round the edge of our property I go.. and the beauty does NOT escape me!! No matter sunny or cloudy. No matter snow or brown. There is always something new each day. Perfect example… Last night, waking up in the middle of the night. I looked out the bathroom window to see a doe munching on “grass” under the outside light. It had to be 2:30 in the morning. I wanted to get a picture, but was not that coherent.…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Heartfelt and Busy… Day 3

    What do you do with scraps?? Well, you make tags of course!! After doing some class cutting, the scraps were kinda piling up… YIKES!! I know mixing patterns is not for everyone, but With 1/2 inch, 3/4 and 1 inch strips… Pick your favorites, trim the bottoms and add some twine. This tag could be used for a card like this, duhh. Or just on a gift, flowers maybe?? Whatever you need it for. I hope you have an AMAZING week! Thank you for joining me today! Hug and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    2/1 Coffee and Cards – Day 2 valentines.

    Ohhhh it is Saturday already!! What a quick week… I sure hope everyone will enjoy this weekend and fingers crossed it does NOT go by tooo QWick… I am still working on Valentine’s. Soooo many ideas.. In keeping with the GDP challenge colors.. Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White. Using some science, meaning that I dyed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Also, spritzing works too! Have you mixed up your shimmer paint spritzers yet?? NO??? What are you waiting for?? QWick and WOW!! Shows you how… I sure have been having fun with that red spritzer!! Even this “Love You Lots” has been spritzed. OKAY, maybe I am getting…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  YouTube video

    Heartfelt for It Started with a $1

    Here is where it started… I saw these cute jars at the Dollar Tree. Soo many possibilities! But where to begin?? hummmm Craft Whisper White ink… just for the center section. However, this did take a LONG time to dry! Over 24 hours. After that I remembered about the Global Design Project challenge! How perfect is this color challenge for this goodie jar! Ohhh Valentine’s Day goodies! Okay, pull out the Heartfelt bundle (153775) the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527) and the New Spritzer bottle that I made for the QWick and WOW! Video. Whisper White thick cardstock is spritzed with the shimmer paint. Check the video here! The From…

  • Happy Birthday

    Birthday Bonanza – Birthday

    These critters are just soooo stinking cute!! How could you not smile with this cute Koala wishing you a happy birthday? He was fussy cut out of the DSP, the die would cut him too! Small layers added with Basic Black and Bermuda Bay. I have enjoyed playing with the FREE Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins (152314)?? However, you will need your Take Your Pick tool (144107) for those sequins!! Additionally, that bakers twine added just enough sparkle for the receiver to just LOVE it!! SMILE!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Jan 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    Sooo much fun happening with this Paper Pumpkin box!! Extra treats… cards too! A challenge for a PRIZE on my Facebook page! But back to this post! YOU know I will not say that I am a scrapbooker, BUT this idea came to me in the middle of the night. SERIOUSLY! The tic tac toe pattern stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink. Using the large stamp and my favorite heart! Using the Bee Mine from the box and the die cut circle but flipping it over! Stamping with Highland Heather and Crumb Cake inks. I love the bee and the die cut is sooo CUTE, but again wrong color. Hummmm,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    ~~NEW~~ Thoughtful Blooms for Qwick and WOW!

    So here is another new thing I want to do… and I hope you like it!! Every week I would like to share a short video… Qwick and WOW! That video will be the start of a project. Here on the blog is where you finish the project. And then check back later in the week for a second take on the video. The video is here. Here are a few photos to help! The “Bag” is in the Annual catalog! Scored on the 3 sealed sides at 1/2 inch. NOTE: these bags are on the thinner side… so do not score like cardstock! Not a lot of pressure needed.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Finally… a party!

    Saturday, finally SNOW!! It was wonderful!! It fell ALL day! BIG …. FLUFFY…. SNOW!! I sure do not want to hear ANY complaints. This was the first snowfall. I was happy to to be invited to this beautiful ladies birthday party. Thank you sweetie!! Joe and I enjoyed spending time with you and your fun family! I know you had a wonderful BIRTHDAY!! Lastly, working on my end of month order… if you need to add to my order contact me by Wednesday morning please! Ohhhh, did you know that the new battery operated “candles” have timers?? YES a timer! That cute candle was a Christmas gift from my sweet…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    New FUN stuff…

    Hello Everybody!! I am super excited to bring an old blog feature to my website!! Waaaaay back in the “day” I used to do a monthly post … “It started with a $1” I have to admit, I miss it! Sooooo, starting on February 1, I will be adding this back to my rotation of fun crafty plans!! Here is how it used to work, I find items that cost $1, garage sales, dollar store finds and resale shops treasures. Take that and put my Stampin’ Up! touch to it! Any questions?? How about a special sneak peek at one now? This one started with a dollar store find. Well,…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    It has been too long since we have done a challenge… Soooo, for the CASE the designer.. We used almost ALL Sale-a-Bration items… full list below! Steffi went with a flow of color… loved that! In keeping with that and wanting to use that. Ute Small Bloom Punch is how I started out! Then add in the Coffee and Cards crew for some added touches! Check the video either on FaceBook or on YouTube, here. The crew decided Crumb cake should be the base and added some Craft Whisper White Ink! Where?? Well, the flowers are stamped in white and the geometric pattern too! Soooo, much fun just in a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sorry….

    Getting ready for Stamp Camp! Ohh so much fun and all new product.. have you joined us at a stamp camp yet?? Make up day for this camp is Monday! Call me if you want or get added! Join the live tooo! Did you know that I can not say share of Facebook?? Yup, so I now say.. If you learned anything, help other learn too! Meaning share! And win a prize too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • Retreat

    2020 Spring Retreat

    Sign up Today! Saturday, March 21 9am to 8pm Are you looking for a fun crafting day?? How about a day that you can laugh, snack and the calories don’t count?? okay maybe but .. Here is what is planned so far.. Goodie bag and pillow gifts ALL day! Raffle prizes 8 make n take’s Table space …bring a friend or two! Add on class, 4 cards two of them are fancy folds. ($20) Product store Lunch and Dinner, water, coffee and tea. K-cup on site also. LOTS of ways to get raffle tickets too. Still have questions… LET ME KNOW!! Want to secure your spot, contact me! ASAP space…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Fairs / Events,  Uncategorized

    Another Bingo WIN!

    Peaceful Poppies DSP is paired with Best Dressed Stamp Set. This was the first card the Bingo girls created. Remember the cute boxes? The Sheer Linen ribbon was in that decorated box. In addition this everyone WON this prize. It is always fun to win, so we started off this way! One poor lady took forever to get her BINGO, but finally! Continuing the win was this Fabulous sentiment! Seee, fabulous way to start the day. Yes, a whole spool of ribbon!! You know you want to join us for the next Stampin’ Bingo! Sunday August 16 my home studio! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • blog hop,  Home Decor

    Poppy’s for Blog Hop SU Home Decor

    Welcome, Thanks for Hopping. Happy you could join us for a fun adventure. Have you read our ‘Statement of the Heart”? This beautiful magnet was a gift from my friend and fellow Stampin’ Sister, Christine Bertram. I have been trying to find a home for it. Above all that did it justice. Here is what I did… This is a galvanized, round “tray” measuring 6 inches. The acrylic Statement of the Heart magnet…… SNAPPED right on!! WOOOHOOO! But now…What?? Of course wanting to use something from the NEW 2020 Mini Catalog….hummm?? Meet my Oriental Poppy, let me just tell you this beauty is in my from yard every spring! And…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fluffy blue jay and medicine

    Okay, so due to the blog hop on Tuesday things are shuffled a little bit. I sure hope that is alright with you guys?? The temperature tanked last night. Sure happy that the feeders were full! This poor Blue Jay was patiently waiting his turn. To be honest though.. I surely hope that we get more snow then this. Ohhh, I know you don’t want to hear that….not sorry! After being sick last week … and going to the doctor… medication on board now and feeling almost back to normal! Just need a little more sleep. Thank you for all your well wishes! Ohhhh soo excited for the blog hop…

  • Coffee and Cards

    1/18 Coffee and Cards

    Did you miss the live?? Check it out on YouTube here! Her is what started this whole thing. Grab your Sale-a-Bration booklet go to page 7. Note the list of Project Uses List.. Peaceful Moments Stamp Set -151595 Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 131197 Subtles Cardstock – 146978 Whisper White Cardstock – 100730 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad – 147096 Multipurpose Glue – 110755 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Sooooo, we only use the above and one of two FREE items 1) Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins combo pack – 152314… 2) Lily Impressions DSP – 152284. Which would you pick? There is just one more to add … I was thinking that…