• Coloring,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Demonstrator Training

    I was honored by our Regional Manager last week. Thank you Shannon! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! does training?? You bet!! I was honored last week when I got a call from Shannon West. She is the Great Lakes Regional Manager for Stampin’ Up!. She contacted me because she was hoping that I would help her with some training. You know that I said, yes!! What was the training?? Stampin’ Blends … Yes, I know easy, right?? Now, to figure out what to do. I did play with a few different things, backgrounds, flowers, vellum and DSP. While speaking with Shannon again.. she fell in love with the DSP!…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    It is Live….

    I have been working on graphics ALL DAY!! I am super excited, this catalog is just soo darn pretty!! The new 2020-2022 In-Colors (5 new colors) are just the start… There are over 300 new products 22 new die bundles 6 new punch bundles And your first look at the Cut & Emboss Machines Yes, Machines… as in two!! 10 new Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs. Here is one add on, for the 2020-2022 In-Colors Ribbons. There is just soo much to try to tell you!! Soo much I want to point out. How about a catalog peak… If you have a catalog leave a comment below about something that…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Warmer weather, growth, weeds and a baby…

    With the last bit of warmer weather, the pine trees experienced a POP of new growth color. However, the oak trees did not want to disappoint either… Holy Cow, the street is well shaded now! I did forget to share this… it has been two weeks now since the dump truck came and delivered our first round of gravel. Now the area up by the house is stable and ready for all to drive on. We have several more deliveries to make before the whole driveway is done. And it is my understanding that the next one could come this month.. we will see?? I am happy for this one.…

  • Clubs,  Uncategorized

    2020-2022 In-Color Club

    I am excited about these colors. This group of In-Colors is fun and pretty, but can also lean to the masculine side. You will want to get your hands on these products ASAP. How about a manageable way to get full size of all the 2020-2022 In-Color products? Yes, I have you covered! But first here are the colors.. Bumblebee Cinnamon Cider Just Jade Magenta Madness Misty Moonlight Aren’t they pretty together?? (insert claps!!) Here is how the club works. I am looked for 5 people (or more) to commit for 5 months. Each month the cost is $34.31. But each month you will receive one of the following…. 5…

  • Paper Share

    2020-2021 Additional Paper Shares and a Ribbon

    Are you Curious?? Color Family Share I love to give you guys options. And apparently more work for me, haha!! I am just kidding… I love to share! If you have your catalog you know that they changed the color family designs. I was sad, because I love that gingham. However, the woodgrain is every color! YES, please!! Every color family has a pack of 6 x 6 DSP of its own. That is 6 different packs with 10 colors in four and 5 in each of the other two. WooHOO 2019-2021 In-Colors 2020-2022 In-Colors (Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight) Brights Neutrals Regals Subtles This…

  • Paper Share

    2020-2021 Paper Share

    Paper Share This year paper share will have a couple of add on options. I will share those tomorrow. In the 2020-2021 annual catalog there are 10 different DSP packs. Eight of the packs are 12 x 12 and two are 6 x 6 . This year the same as in the past you will get a 6 x 6 sheet of every 12 x 12. and one pattern of each 6 x 6. In total the share will get you 156 pieces. WOW, right?? Here are the names of the DSP packs.. and unless stated there are 12 pieces in each pack. Art Blooms 152495 – 12 x 12…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/28 Crafty Thursday

    It sure was fun using new product! The Misty Moonlight cardstock pairs very nicely with the Sea Side Spray from last years In-Colors. Did you miss the Live Thursday?? You can catch the replay over on Facebook here. But you can also watch over on YouTube. Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel yet?? Please do… I am adding new content this weekend and to get notifications please be sure to hit the “bell”. Alright, so… I have to be honest with you … I was so unhappy that I restamped the whole front! Note that there are more frogs on the one above! I like the new version much…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/26 Coffee and Cards

    Wow, these were sure fun!! The Seriously the Best stamp set, is an easy stamp. We used the Stamparatus and wiped up 12 cards QUICK!! All the set up, stamping and cutting was done in 1 hour! That is a win in my book! The YouTube will walk you through all the cuts. In addition to that how to set up the Stamparatus. Ohhh I could not have been more happy because almost all of these cards are already in the mail!! Yes, I send a lot of cards! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Part Four – Reminder

    Just a quick one today… You have in your email all the information. Please let me know if you have any questions. Last day to sign up is Friday 5/29. I will be trying to figure out what the next round. If you have a suggestion, idea or thought. Let me know!! I am open to ideas. If you don’t help, then goodness knows what I will come up with, haha. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Retiring

    Last two Goodbyes

    Live Your Life Like it Matters This one is not back tooo far, from March. Did I tell you that I gave the sign away?? Yup! Love that she keeps it in her studio! Nooo, not all of the dies are retiring. The letters in “Life” have been retired for a whole year already. The rest are only available for less then a week if they are not already gone…. do you need them?? Hurry up! No worries however, the Poppy’s are going to be in the new catalog. However these are the 2018-2020 In-Colors and those also are in short supply! Did you forget to order them?? Now what…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Just simple shenanigans… well LOTS!

    I know, I am not the only one missing out on bakery treats. WELL good bakery treats. What would you say?? I think… I NAILED IT!! These are blueberry lemon donuts. Just enough in the recipe to make 6.. perfect!! Needless to say they were GONE by the next morning. yummmm! Right now there are 7 little eggs hoping and dreaming about being BIG someday VERY soon! On Day 10 which is this coming Sunday, I will be “candling” the eggs. Any guesses on how many will have baby chicks?? Em and Ad (my nieces) have been after me to have some baby chickens. It has been a year since…

  • Retiring

    More Goodbyes….review

    Saying good by to the Flourishing Phrases (141534 – retiring) stamp set and Flourishing Dies (141478 – retiring). The photo is the link to the original post. What else do you see?? Whisper White bakers twine (124262 – retiring) but that was dies using the Lovely Lipstick reinker (retired). Adding to this is the sentiment that is from the It Starts with Art (149303 – retiring). So many fun and pretty cards. So you think we will find new loves?? I would like to think so…. You?? More retiring stuff to share… moving on to another stamp set I think… I went back all the way to June for this…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/23 Coffee and Cards

    More retiring stamps sets and dies… Grab your Stamparatus and let’s make some backgrounds!! This morning on Coffee and Cards we looked at 3 more retiring stamp sets and a coordinating dies set. However, I also gave you a sneak peak at three of the five 2020-2022 In-Colors. The Facebook live is here. I will share the YouTube link soon…. sorry! Do you have a Favorite?? I am super curious which one it is.. Please comment your favorite and a brief why. This “Thank You” has been well loved my me for sure!! It really is the perfect size. Big enough to be alone, on the left. But not too…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    You are amazing!! Ohhh, I forgot to take a picture of the ones as the directions state… ohhh well. I will post those maybe tomorrow!! How about we play with the left overs to make clouds. Ohh yes, we can use them over and over!! During the live on Thursday we could not decide which cardbase color to use.. sooo I did up all four colors. I have to tell you … I love them all! Join me with your kit in two weeks for more alternatives! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/19 Tuesday Edition

    Ohhh so much fun this week… and we knocked off 3 more stamp sets off the list… Did you miss the Facebook Live?? We missed you! But you can check out the replay. Be sure to share so others can see how we set up the Stamparatus for the card on the left! phew Using the same two stamp sets: Crackle Paint (148752 – retiring) Perennial Birthday (145760 – retiring) Love that the Crackle Paint stamp can be used for a masculine or a more feminine card! Add in a few flowers, some ribbon and Happiness Blooms Enamal Dots (148805 – retiring). The 1″ circle punch (119868 – retiring) was…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    This, That and a Pumpkin

    Ohh, I am very happy to say… that SU heard the demonstrators and customers pleas to not retire this Pierce Mat. It is currently out of stock, however it will be available very soon!! Why would you need this?? The photopolymer stamps sometimes need a little extra pressure. And this is my go to for that amazing crisp full image! Do you believe that this is round four already?? geezz, I sure miss our classes, in person. Maybe soon! but until then let us keep stamping and spreading sunshine to those we love and maybe even those we just like a little… just kidding. I just got my May paper…

  • Retiring

    A Look back..

    Here is a retiring stamp feature… Beautiful Day. Want to take a peak back at the post… Link. This “watercolor” technique and Birthday cards were so fun to create. Thank you again Korine for letting me use your stamp set!! Retiring… Love What you Do! Ohh, I am sniffling just a bit over this one. I can promise that this one will NOT be in the BOGO sale next month! This “tag” has been issued to a few business owner friends as a “Free Class Pass” and will be honored once again once thing get back to “normal”. Check the original post here. Retiring… Hand Letter Prose and Pocket dies.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Chickens, gardens, trees, more garden, fire pits and water.

    Well, let me start by saying Joe came home from midnights on Wednesday morning full of energy. Determined not to waste a beautiful sunny day. Off to the races he began. Starting with the chicken coop. What am I talking about, well, lets just say that all the “fertilizer” was creating an issue with drainage. And doing it by hand with a shovel was just too big for either or both of us. Off came the side of the pen enclosure, in came the tractor. Now, there is a nice pile of “fertilizer” to spread around the trees. The small area is left, but the rain needs to quit to…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/16 Coffee and Cards

    OHHH, what a ride we had for Coffee and Cards yesterday? Yikes!! Due to some technical difficulties I am going to try and do a YouTube video on that last card. I am sooo very sorry. FYI, it was not my internet, it was not your internet either. It was FB and I sure hope it does not continue. Fingers Crossed! ANYWAY!! How cute are all three of these cards!! Love it!! When I do the video I will share all the measurements and that… it will be early next week!! This fun “cap” fold is one we have done before, and is perfect for this time of year. Even…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead

    Crunch Crunch….

    Joe is home AND…. Ohhh YES!! He made the first batch of caramel popcorn… Sorry but my fingers are just toooo sticky!! Crunch Crunch CRUNCH!! Guys he is home for the next 9 days… hummm, do you think we will be getting into trouble?? I can pretty much guarantee it! Check back on Monday to see what has been going on here. Well, besides pop corn eating!! Ohhh, one more thing! Are you on Facebook?? If you are you will want to head over and see what is going on in the… This is an invite only event!! And if you are half as much of a shopper as I…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Crafty Thursday

    With the impending warm weather… How would you like a Popsicle?? Yes please!! These cute little things hold all types of goodies! What would you like to find inside?? I would love to share how this was made… Click here to go the Facebook live! No worries, it will be added to YouTube soon! Do you get notified when I add new videos?? If you do not… be sure to subscribe and hit the bell too!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    DDD, PP and AC

    You should have gotten a reminder email for this class on Wednesday. Are you not sure what this is about, please contact me directly!! Here is your sneak peak of the June Paper Pumpkin, did you miss the bottom of Monday’s post?? Sara, the SU CEO, helped to design this upcoming kit! I have a little insider info… you are going to want to get this box FOR SURE!! There is an additional idea that you will want to do with this kit!! Nope, that is all I am going to say!! For those that guessed, this box is the new Annual Catalogs. Are you ready to get your first…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/12 Coffee and Cards

    To Color or not to Color all the flowers…?? Well, what would you do?? I am sorry to report that I left the flowers. I actually like all the “Black and White” space. YIKES!! What is happening to me? Yes even this one… How are you feeling about the Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather?? We may just have to try this full on cardstock together. Look for that in the NEAR future! I sure hope you are not sick of this fold! I am enjoying it! Thankful also that I remember all the measurements. I can not find a single thing in the pile of post-its, scratch paper and print…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Birds, frost and more birds

    Darn bird decided to make a nest in the broken soffit above the nesting boxes of the chicken coop. There are now babies in this nest. I have not tired to take a picture, it has just been too cold. Sorry! I am sooo bummed!! My Magnolia was getting ready to POP open, but this darn frost… killed them all! Ohhh, I am soo bummed. The bush was just loaded with flower buds. However, there is always next year. Here is another update on the Clematis, soo much more growth this last week! WoooooHooooo, at this point I am saying that we are safe! I took a chance moving this,…

  • Technique

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! I do not know how many of you know, but my mom is an artist. Serious, I have paintings of hers in my house. AMAZING!! She has done several mixed media, sculptures and others. I bet you are guessing that is where my “art-ability” comes from? I hate to admit, out loud, it took me over 30 years to find it! So you can see why, just a “simple” card for my mom… will NOT do! Let’s start with the pieces… Using several punches for this card. The small bloom punch from the 2020 Annual Catalog. However at the moment I do not have…

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

    5/9 Coffee and Cards

    8 Cards in less than an hour!! Have you seen a “No Stampin’ Saturday”? You will want to check out today’s video!! All 8 of these pretties in 51 minutes. Here are the ones that I had a few things to add, from left to right. Glued down the “laurel” and added the Metallic Pearls. Trimmed the Ribbon on the middle. Lastly, the little Petal Pink heart inside the “home”. If you are looking for the sentiments, get your copy at Covid-19 Giveback. Check back soon for more card ideas with the Covid-19 Giveback PDF. I have a container full of sentiments to use up!! Hugs and Have a Great…

  • sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Quarin-tini ??

    It has been a fun day of cutting here. I purchased my Covid-19 Giveback and have been having fun cutting out all the different sentiments. Even did a little bit of coloring for the Quaran-tini. How about using some of the retiring and clearance rack items… Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes – 149610 Gift of Fall Add-on – 152885 No need to worry you get the perfect sized envelopes to go with your cards for both of the above. Between the two you get 44 cards… I am pretty sure that I have enough sentiments cut out?? What do you think?? No worries, right, because I can print up any…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coming and Going Catalogs

    With only 20 ish days left to get at those retiring items. Please, be sure to check your wish lists… so you will not go without. The above photo is the link to my store. Please use the Host Code : Q6GMEPM There are several items discounted including the “kit” that is on the Part Three of the Ding Dong Ditch. Regular price for Seriously the Best is $30 marked down to $18, which is why I picked it. Perfect for this time of year… birds, Congrats and Hello!! Here is the cover of the upcoming catalog. I know you want to get yours! If you have placed a $50…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Thankful for Floral Essence

    From Saturday’s live … Remember the “sample” to be sure that I liked the colors together, well you know I would not let that go to waste!! But this post is about YOU!! I want to say how Thankful and Blessed I am to have all of you as customers, but more so as friends!! Getting through all this craziness has been easier because of all the support and love you have given me!! I know that this has been tough on all of us!! Some maybe more then others, and we all have different situations. But know that I am here to inspire you … talk with you… and…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    What would you do??

    If you could pick some items from the NOT yet seen catalog?? This time of year is fun to be a demonstrator… Today was the VERY first day that I could order goodies from the new catalog. Ohhh the wish list that I have! What fun would you have picking from this?? Being able to see the items, and get a hold of them before most people. This is a super perk to being a demonstrator… and I will admit that being a stinker is SUPER fun too! A sneak peak here and there… just to get you wondering what is inside! Join my Team… And find out all the…