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  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss will be here FRIDAY!!

    Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Hummm, think I am a little excited about the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss?? maybe just a little BIIIITTTTT!! I know I spoke a little about it yesterday but the anticipation is just killing me!! I am just like a kid!! Heads up, Watch the page tomorrow because when it arrives I will post and give an hour notice. I will try and hold off the unboxing for only ONE HOUR. I will try and tag people if you send me a text in the morning so you can join me!! What Time?? I am not sure when it will be here… Maybe, could be, I think…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Spend Bonus Days, Machine, and Share information.

    Bonus Days, Machine and Share… Did you earn Coupon codes?? You will want to be sure to use them. You will need to go back in your emails. I did NOT get them on your behalf and can NOT replace them. You can email them to me so that I can use them on your behalf. Each code that you have is worth $5. And trust me those darn thing ADD UP!! I sure hope you are as excited as I am about this up coming kit!! I was talking to some friends today and was reassuring them that WE collectively will surely come up with some SUPER fun idea.…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Background Created with Just Ink pads

    yes, Created with Just Ink pads. I want to share how this background design was created with just ink pads and shimmer spritzer. So grab your favorite ink colors, some Whisper White cardstock, make a Shimmer Spritzer (link) in complimentary color and let’s do this!! As you can see on the bottom of this photo I made three different color patterns. One has more corner sweeps, another has softer sweeps and the other is a mix of the two. Want to see how.. Check out the Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards here. Starting with a half sheet of cardstock for each pattern. You will get a lot of mileage…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Chicks, Chickens and Flowers at the Homestead.

    Chicks, Chickens and Flowers. Just a peak at the new Chicks, Chickens and Flowers that are all fancy on the Homestead. Yes, they have hatched and what the big girls have to say about it. Starting off with the chicks from the first incubator hatch. These two have been outside for over two weeks now… ohhh, how the time flies!! I removed the divider on Saturday evening. There was chasing and pecking, but not to much. No clue as of yet, if they are hens or roosters. I promise to keep you posted! Here is the second incubator hatch… Just two again. These two are from white eggs. So Polish…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    August Sneak Peak Reminder and an alternative.

    August Sneak Peak reminder Just a reminder about the August sneak peak and I wanted to share an alternative. I am so excited to get this kit and see what all is inside!! I really wonder what sentiments are going to be included. hummmm However, lets talk alternative for the July kit. I love being able to have the Pumpkin Whispers…. a paper club, because we collaborate. The idea came to me and then the club helped out. The only non kit item is that new ribbon. It comes from the August – December Mini Catalog. And a real shocker I am sure… I love it!! I do not love…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Confetti Shaker card… Yes!

    Happy Birthday Shaker Card.. Using the So Sentimental Bundle for a Happy Birthday Shaker card. Did you catch the Coffee and Cards I did out at my parents house?? OHHH, that broadband internet is just AMAZING!! Fingers crossed that the bill passes so that I can get it sooner rather then later. ANYWAY, Pull out your circle punch, sequins and window sheets. In addition to all that you will need Foam Strips…. Check out the video for the step by step walk through… What do you think, maybe some more sequins?? That is always the thing… it is either not enough or too many. Do not be afraid to mail…

  • Girls Night

    Happy Birthday with Cute Fruit stamp set.

    Birthday with Cute Fruit… I just want to say “Happy Birthday” with Cute Fruit. It works great for your summer birthday cards, no matter the age. This set makes the Cutest DSP EVER!! All you need it a few ink colors Whisper White cardstock and the Cute Fruit stamp set. Ohhh wait!! This one has a one stop shop number. What do I mean?? Remember in the Beginner Catalog it is a “suggested” package item 155420. Check it out here. This would be fun for any summer party too, well would have been. Summer went ridiculously fast. Would you agree? My Sweet Friend… Remember this is a photopolymer stamp set……

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Did you know about the Pumpkin Whispers … a paper club?

    I would love to have you join us over in the Pumpkin Whispers… a paper club. Are you curious about Paper Pumpkin and want to see what it is all about? Have you not heard about Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is an all-inclusive subscription box. Full of crafty exclusive items. Everything you need to make the box as instructed. However if you like to stray from the directions join us over on Facebook for just that! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • beginner-casual-avid

    Best Year Thank You in all pink with a touch of Bling!

    Best Year Thank You.. I have a friend of mine that just loves Pink… And I wanted to gift her a couple Pink cards. The Best Year Thank you fit the bill. A little pretty, but simple too!! Easy to mail was key. Melon Mambo is her favorite color. Wanting to be able to just stamp the Thank You sentiment I was sure to add Blushing Bride to the layer… However, what else do you add?? hummm?? I knew that bling was a must! The Champagne Rhinestones did the trick! See once again that Small Bloom punch was the perfect size. I am telling you, a MUST have! Just add…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Growing, Smoking and Exhausted at the Homestead

    Growing, Smoking and Exhausted … Ohh yes.. I bet your are wondering where I am taking you today… Growing, Smoking and Exhausted?? What the heck is that?? right?? Keep reading… A quick peak because we have not looked at the garden for just tooo long… The picture at the top is Sugar Baby watermelons… I have 4 on the four vines… Ohhh yes I am super excited! Dare I admit that the weeds have been getting way to crazy and I need about 24 + hours to keep this in check… YIKES!! You guys have kept me super busy!! And I am sooo not complaining! Yummmmm, this is baby broccoli……

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Memories and More for some quick cards.

    Memories and More for some quick cards. The Flowers for Every Season has a beautiful Memories and More pack. Let’s talk Memories and More for quick cards!! The Cinnamon Cider we did not even have to stamp. DANG!! And trust me we could have found a perfectly wonderful sentiment for the Misty Moonlight too! Check out the Live… Here is the thing… I have several cards in my stash, but sometimes just not the right one. Why not have these fun packs on hand?? You can head over to my store and check out the couple of them and there will be a new one for the holiday book too!…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Zany Zebras and Happy Birthday to you.

    Zebras and Happy Birthday. I am falling in love with these cuties. The Zebras and Happy Birthday sentiment are just a lot of fun! Wanting to try something different, I pulled out the Craft Whisper White and stamped them on the Basic Black cardstock. I could also see them as a fun baby card. There are three different Zebra stamps even a fun little party hat. You can find this set in either the Beginner Catalog or the Annual Catalog. have fun with it, right… Which color would you try first?? hummmm How about a small reminder… When using the Craft ink it does take longer for it to dry.…

  • In-Colors,  Masculine Cards

    Good Things with the Shimmer Paint.

    Good Things with Shimmer… No intervention needed, I promise… I used the Shimmer Paint right out the of the bottle. Using two different suites to create this card. The DSP comes from the World of Good. However, the embossing folder, die cut and sentiment comes from the In Good Taste. Are you looking for a way to get that vintage feel?? Dontcha, love how that embossing folder texture is colored?? Grab your sponge for this one… using the Early Espresso ink just LIGHTLY sweep on that ink to highlight that texture. Using that same sponge darken the edges of the rips and rolls, also to the edges of your “quill”.…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Craft Subscription Box or Paper Pumpkin

    Craft Subscription Box Did you know that there are two ways to start your Craft Subscription Box or “Paper Pumpkin”?? As shown above you can do a Prepaid Subscription which you would do through the regular shopping link. The second way is through a month to month subscription, which gets billed to you credit card after the 10th of the month. A perk to this month to month that you you can suspend your subscription for a month. Why?? Well, we all know that things happen and how nice is it that Stampin’ Up! has your back… Then just restart again the next month. Here is another fun fact!! You…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Homestead Chicken, Kitties and Mom

    Homestead Chickens and Kitties… It has been just too long since we have checked on the Homestead Chickens and Kitties. These two are getting ready to head outside. They will not go directly with the big girls, but will soon… Can you see the screen?? That is what is separating them from the full size chickens. I am not sure if we have hens or roosters yet… time will tell! Fingers crossed. They have really been running around and figuring it out. White Sox update.. White Sox has been enjoying life at home and hangs out with me a lot in the Studio. All the tests have come back and…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship.. Using either, Whisper White (left) or Very Vanilla the Stamparatus did make Beautiful Friendship a card front to remember. Ohhh I wanted to be sure to mention that this was a Coffee and Cards class. Be sure to catch the replay on facebook here. I love the Stamparatus and how easy it really is to get a GREAT image. However, the best part how you can create this “wreath” look while only moving the cardstock. My video will help you set up the Stamparatus and the stamping. What color ink would you choose? Do you need a second reason to get this stamp set?? Here is…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Ornate Garden Flowers two ways.

    Ornate Garden Flowers… Did you catch the Coffee and Cards when we made these?? The Ornate Garden Flowers was a great way to show the two different looks that you can get depending which side of the paper you use. Pull in the Lovely You Bundle and a few different flowers and BEAUTIFUL. Would you agree?? How about a closer look?? For the more whimsical look the cute flower side and some small bloom punch outs. Can you see the new Butterfly Gem embellishments?? (clapping) Ohhh they sure are super cute. The colors are the 2019-2021 In-Colors. I think I just love them!! Here is fun idea too… Pull out…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    Sunflower Thank You’s using Celebrate Sunflower

    Sunflower Thank You’s! These Sunflower Thank You’s where quick and easy thanks to the Stamparatus (146276)!! And you bet I sure did make a “bunch”. haha. Do you remember a few weeks ago?? That beautiful layered die cut sunflower?? This is all from the same bundle. I am loving how this flower looks like it is popping out the of paper.. AMAZING!! You guys know that I really try and keep several Thank You cards on hand… This one worked perfect when including them with the new Annual Catalog. But… Which color would you have chosen?? Highland Heather or Cinnamon Cider?? If you are curious about how I set up…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends

    Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends markers… I would like to take a second to talk you through the different marker types that Stampin’ Up! offer… Starting with Stampin’ Write markers. These are a water based marker just like our ink pads. You can use them on your stamps to “color” an image or choose a water to highlight. Next is the Stampin’ Blends. They are an alcohol based marker. Quick to dry, easy to use to color a pearl and wonderful to color an already stamped image. Which would you choose Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends?? Water based sample… For both the Stampin’ Write AND Stampin’ Blends I choose the…

  • Pages, Journals and Books

    7/7 Coffee and Cards, making a journal more personal…

    I love making a journal personal… What do I mean?? Making a journal personal is really as easy as putting your spin on the cover. Why?? It is something that you will more likely want to look at and work in each day if you enjoy how the outside looks. Silly?? Not really, because if you put personal things on the inside, why not put some of your personality on the outside!?! To get started you will need a composition book, I picked up several from the dollar store. However, back to school time is close, check the sales! Find some DSP that coordinates with your favorite cardstock. Layer as…

  • Paper Share

    2020 Annual Paper Share is ready…

    2020 Annual Paper Share is complete!! I was super excited to see the brown truck this morning! I tore right into that box so that I could complete the 2020 Annual Paper Share… just in time for the BOGO sale too!! I am very sorry, I will not be able to make deliveries until Monday. Joe has been driving my truck to work. STILL! However, They are available if you want to drop by and wait until your time slot at the BOGO sale.. Did you sign up?? hummm. As always they come in a cute little box. I want to personally thank all that participated this time around, just…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Ding Dong Ditch Part 6 July class to go…

    Ding Dong Ditch Part 6… already?? In case you missed all the information… I wanted to share and remind you about this month’s Ding Dong Ditch Part 6. This one has a TON of options too!! (insert clapping please) Option 1 Option 1… cost $43 Stampin’ Blends set of four colors (light and dark) Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. 1/4 pack of Thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla (your choice) Photo sample and PDF (instructions) for five different projects. Option 1 – Add on… cost $88 Jar of Flowers Bundle (stamp set and punch) AND all of the above for Option 1 (Memento Black ink Bonus)…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    Last of the June 2020 Alternatives Ohh, man the alternatives have been amazing!! Wouldn’t you agree? I know I have enjoyed creating with June 2020 Paper Pumpkin. Mine started with this post. But sure did not end there… but I am sad to say that the last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin alternatives are in this post… You will be able to get your hand on the July kit soon. Did you know however that you could now sign up for the August kit?? I would love to have you join us on the Pumpkin Whispers …. a Paper Club group to help me create a few alternatives and…

  • Craft Room,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share

    2020 Annual Paper Share… sorry will be busy all day!

    It is almost all here… The 2020 Annual Paper Share is in the Studio. So like a little busy bee, Paula and I are working our fingers to the bone to get it all … together for YOU!! You know that it will be packaged and labeled. You also know that it will be in a organized, but did you know that it will be in a box too?? I have created and completed a cute box. Stay tuned to see that… soon!! Some how you missed out on this opportunity? If you know a couple friends that would like get in with you…. I will do the cutting and…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Tags of Thanks using So Sentimental Bundle

    Tags of Thanks With needing to send out some catalogs and prizes the So Sentimental bundle will make the perfect Tags of Thanks. Add in a few pieces of bling, a few flowers and of course butterflies!! What would you have added?? Funny how just adding a couple things different they all kinda change. I would even change the orientation of the base piece. Change up the layers too. You can follow along step by step with the facebook live. I am sorry this one has not been uploaded to youtube. I will work on that. Are you already a subscriber to my YouTube channel. Do you want to be…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    BOGO sale information at Flutter by Studio.

    BOGO sale information… Are you ready for the BOGO sale at Flutter by Studio?? Things are stacking up around here and goodness knows I really need to make room for all these new goodies!! ~~Here is some basic information… You are purchasing retired products including tax and shipping. You will be getting NEW, yes NEW products from the NEW annual catalog. So you will want to be sure to bring your list!! I do take credit cards for payments. ~~How am I running this…. You MUST set up a time to come in person. I want to keep every one safe so I am limiting the number in the studio…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fun Time at the Hamscher Homestead

    Fun time at the Hamscher Homestead!! These two have been running around after each other. I would say that they are having a fun time at the Hamscher Homestead. Wouldn’t you?? Hide and seek was the first game. Secondly, we move on too.. King of the mountain. They play this one often.. every once and a while you will see feathers through the tub cover. I do have to laugh because they are really finding out what is going on around them. Check on visitors when they arrive too! Still quiet most of the time. Just a reminder of two weeks ago, just a huge different from two weeks ago……

  • Happy Birthday

    As promised, step three, Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday, Korine… Wanting to be sure not to go with the red, white and blue theme for this card. When you have a birthday around a holiday, I really try to make the card extra special. Now, some will say, what is the big deal. However, mom always told stories about her holiday birthday’s. She was getting gifts in Christmas wrappings, etc. So that is why I try to be aware of how that must feel. First, let us not miss that cute little slip, topped with ribbon. What would you use it for? I use mine to mark my calendar or even my book page. I know that…