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  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Halloween ideas.

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Ohhh we are on the Fourth, Seven days of Haunting?? This little cutie was a Coffee and Cards, card. You can check it out over on facebook only. This Happy pumpkin is from the Everything Essential bundle. Yes, this is a stamp set and punch bundle. I love to be able to save 10%. During the Coffee and Cards video This really started out as a different idea. I was going to use the punch to line the card with tags and then our little cutie. Ohh, but that was a disaster!! YIKES!!! Although we were able to use several pieces, some just got tossed.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Coffee Cats Window Joe, ohhh NO!

    Coffee Cats Window and Joe I know I am a day late, but… Didn’t you love that hop!! Missed it?? OHHH no, click here. Today is about Coffee, Cats, Window, Joe’s incident with the Tractor. I am super excited to share that now “Junior” only wants to eat on the bench. Joe usually sits on the concrete with him. Well, he has moved up in the world. haha. I like that he is hoping up on the bench even before I am done scooping the food. YEAH!! White Sox has decided that he can lay in the treehouse. That was actually Gabby’s spot. And I know he misses her still.…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it

    Third Seven days Haunting Halloween & Blog Hop Fun

    Third Seven Days Haunting For the Third – Seven days of Haunting Halloween its a Home Decor item. Joe is still tearing up my kitchen and about to move into my crafty room. YIKES!! So I am actually sad that I do not have my fall decorations up. I have pumpkins for days that could pretty much be ALLLLL over the house. ANYWAY, welcome if you have never been here before. Why do I mention this?? This post is a Blog Hop too!! WOOOOHOOOO! Now, let’s take a closer look at this fun little project. This came about from a scrap piece of lumber (kitchen remodel). Like any construction areas…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Second Seven days Haunting Halloween

    Second – Seven days of Haunting For our Second – Seven days of Haunting we have a card. This was part of the August Ding Dong Ditch. Check out the October Ding Dong Ditch for some fun Fall options. Did you miss yesterday’s card, click here. This card is ALL about the Magic in this Night DSP. I even stamped the sentiment on DSP. Grab you Craft Whisper White ink! All of your spooky stamping happens with this fun ink. I promise, haha. Even the bats that were stamped on the inside of this card were stamped in the Whisper White. Just a little reminder however, this ink does take…

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

    First Seven days of Haunting Halloween.

    First – Seven days of Haunting Welcome to the First – Seven days of Haunting. Today we are taking a peak at the Halloween version of the 3D Thursday Project. This is where I fell in love with that fun spidery web ribbon!! Do you see that Glitter Spider sitting in it?? love it!! I did not share with you that my mom helped me to create this one. Was out at Mom’s and just did not know what to do. I knew that I needed this to be a project that would be universal. Meaning Treats or something else. Mom and I were playing. Yes, I do love a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Jar of little Hellos, Coffee and Cards.

    Jar of little Hello’s Does this layout look familiar?? Check out this post. Okay, not exactly, but similar. We created this during an episode of Coffee and Cards. This jar of little hellos includes the jar punch the coordinating stamp, Jar of Flowers. Add in a couple circle punches some ribbon. Playful Pattern DSP has the watercolor look. However, which sentiment? When you have the Itty Bitty Greetings it could be, a little hello, many thanks, hey friend or even I miss you. Yes, it really does have ALL of those! Here is another fun thought… this design could be ANY color. Which would you choose? Hugs and Have a…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Sunflower Bits and Pieces container too!!

    Sunflower, Bits and Pieces… So you know that I have been trying to hit the Bits and Pieces container more often. This live was fun and as always filled with tips!! Here is what you will want to grab to recreate… Sunflower Bits and Pieces…. Sunflowers dies Jar Punch Harvest Hellos Celebration Labels dies When working from the Bits and Pieces there is going to be a hodge podge of things. But dang, this turned out too cute not to share, right?? Okay, we have done SEVERAL sunflower cards. Check this one, and this one. Do you collect sunflower seeds?? Do you use the flowers for the birds? I do…

  • Girls Night

    Second October Girl’s Night card.

    Second October Girl’s Night So in keeping with the first card, here. The second October Girl’s Night card is all about the DSP. Well, and always Birthdays. Do you have fall birthdays that you need cards for?? Here is a fun idea. And really you could use this card for a thinking of you or hello card too. I wanted to get up close on this one. The bigger background layer is different foils, no color. The little strip is where the color comes in. That has the Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. Add in the oak leaf punch for a bit more color. You do not want to dismiss…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    October Ding Dong Ditch – all the information.

    October Ding Dong Ditch. The email went out last week about the October Ding Dong Ditch. In case you missed it and maybe want/need it explained a little bit more. First, this is completely mail-able. Second, you have LOTS of extras. Finally, the instructions are “suggestions” with full cutting instructions. Option 1 We are going to do double duty with this Countdown. It will start out as a Grateful countdown for November up to Thanksgiving. For each day you add something that you are “grateful” for into the box. So that when you turn it around for the Christmas side not only do you have a treat but you have…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    This That and the Next BIG thing.

    This That and the Next So last Tuesday I had a visitor. Logan is a 6 year old, very busy boy. And no I do not expect anything less. He and I did a bunch of this, that and the next. This “little” is home schooled and was on Fall Break. How lucky am I get have him visit? Super lucky, because we made all kinds of fun stuff. Chicken and potatoes for dinner, Chocolate Chip cookies and Wednesday morning we made Apple Coffee Cake. Let me just add he is a super helper!! Cleaned as he went along and everything. And yes, of course we did enjoy the spoils…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    October Girl’s Night, the first card.

    October Girl’s Night On the first Friday of each month, you can come and make some birthday cards. October Girl’s Night was no exception. We crafted, talked and laughed too! This was the first of two cards that the girls made. We always have two designs and they made two of each design. I saw this layout somewhere and knew that I had to try it. To simple?? I think the technique that I added kept the ladies on their toes. The Country Home stamp set has the beautiful water jug. But where in the heck did I get that sentiment?? Well, I made it. You might want the Stamparatus…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Team Meeting

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn for Inky Whisper Sisters.

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn Yesterday, I spoke about what we do at team meetings. Here is my team swaps Gilded Autumn, from September. I made 10 for everyone that participated. I really enjoy seeing what everyone creates. Have you every participated in a card swap?? It is kinda like Christmas seeing what others did with either the same products or just different things. sooo fun!! The theme last month was Fall. Heat embossing the sentiment in gold. Then die cut with the HUGE maple leaf from a returning favorite, Gathered Together Bundle. Just a tip for you, Calypso Coral is not listed on the color list. However it sure brings…

  • Team Meeting

    The third Thursday, my favorite Thursday.

    The Third Thursday I bet you are wondering why the third Thursday is my favorite!! That is Inky Whisper Sisters team meeting day!! Yup, we meet the third Thursday of every month. Both, in person and via video too! Wondering what happens at these team meetings?? I will share a little bit. We have dinner together (in-person). We talk about “things” that are going on with us since last we met. I strongly encourage everyone to bring at least one question each month. Why so that we can ALL learn things. In addition, it is always fun to hear others answer the questions. My idea, Paula’s and Julie’s ideas are…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  In-Colors,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Round 3 World Cardmaking Day. Layers of Sunflowers.

    Round 3 World Cardmaking Day. These cards have all the fun!! For round 3 world cardmaking day, you will need the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. I know you have been following along, but did you miss yesterday’s post?? How about Sunday’s?? Building from the post on Sunday and Tuesday to get to this amazing duo. These two are all about the big sunflower die. I wanted to add a different look to this flower. Still in keeping with the color theme of the day. Cajun Craze and Bumblebee for the flower petals. If you would like to see how I assembled these check out the live over on my YouTube…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day…. small sunflowers.

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day… Did you miss out on Round 2 World Cardmaking day?? Did you miss the first post?? click here. Are you unsure what World Cardmaking day is?? That is an all day sweep of cardmaking. Plus a fun excuse for friends to gather, make cards AND send them the next week. Let me explain, I make cards almost every day. But others do not. Do you need a reason?? Or, is this a way to relax and use the other side of your brain?? How lucky for me I get to do this all the time!! Starting off with some stamps, ink and paper. The card…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A trip to Illinois plus other fun stuff.

    A trip to Illinois Due to the vehicle “situation” a trip to Illinois calls for a vehicle rental. And if you saw my little post from yesterday… YES, I sure did enjoy the Ford Expedition with the panoramic sunroof!! However, though… so many buttons and weird things…. Like this… I know I am kinda old school, BUT what the what?? This should be illegal.. really!! No wonder no one knows how to drive stick shift either. ANYWAY, it got me to and from with out a single issue and was returned last night. I guess, back to no vehicle …. for now. It is always a good day when Mom…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    When you have a sunroof and a nice day…

    When you have a sunroof AND a beautiful day, you take advantage, right?! Sorry guys, it was a crazy couple of days, lots of travel and “classes”. With all that being said, I took the day off! Join back tomorrow for all the fun stuff going on around this CRAZY house. I look forward to having you join me! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Cards – Sunflowers

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Look Familiar?? 2020 World Cardmaking Day, Was just a great day to make sunflowers. You can catch the live over on YouTube here. These fall colors and simple layout just make me happy. You?? However, you will notice, that the one on the right has a slightly larger border. Did you notice?? Which do you like?? I love how the cardbase brings out the flower color. Are you curious about the colors?? Cajun Craze and Bumblebee are the perfect fall colors. Plus, they are the perfect sunflower colors. I would like to talk about sentiment for a minute. I personally needed Thank You cards, but with…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Joy to the World reminder and September Alternatives.

    Joy to the World See, I knew I would remember. Joy to the World reminder… Your last day to sign up for the “October” kit is TODAY, Saturday Oct 10. You have until 11:59 central. So there is still time!! What is this?? Well, this kit will be an easy way to make your Holiday/Christmas cards. This all inclusive kit includes… Ink Exclusive stamp set Die Cut images Cardbases Envelopes And all you need to make the project as directed!! How about a few ideas from last month’s kit?? In my Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club we go live a couple times once every one has received their kit. We…

  • Mystery Card Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    All the goings on and so many reminders.

    All the goings on… Are you ready to hear all the goings on?? Bucket up… First up is Mystery Card Night. Join in the fun making event where you use all the fun goodies that you found last time that you cleaned up, haha. Join me over on the private group, Mystery Card Night, click here. Be sure to go through all the clues for this time… Here are the cards that I created from last months event. I can not wait to see you!! Friday, Oct 9, 7pm central Second item is… Designer Series Paper Sale. This is a stock up kinda sale. If you need the list and…

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

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer.

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer To say that I am excited about being a Guest Designer for 3D Thursday does not touch how I feel!! Thank you to Debbie Henderson and her fun design team for this opportunity!! I sure hope everyone enjoys this fun 3D project idea!! Are you a gift card giver?? How about a treat giver?? This fun “book” is perfect for both!! Question… Do you recognize that DSP?? No?? Well, Magic in this Night. What?? That is NOT Christmas paper! However why not use the Black and White sides for ANY holiday you would like!! I do love extending the life of my papers!! Think outside…

  • Coffee and Cards

    This or That for flowers and leaves.

    This or That flowers or leaves?? Have you played This or That?? Well back in September we did for Coffee and Cards. I had soo much fun. Here is how it started. I had two cardstock piles neutrals or colors. Gave the “folks” that joined, a choice. Next we stepped it down one more time. The colors you see here or there were greens and oranges. All were fun fall-ish colors and coordinated GREAT!! Any would have worked for either This or That Flowers, Leaves. You know where they took it. Next?? Flowers or Leaves?? Flowers was by far the winner. YEAH!! Small Bloom punch you know it is a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitchen and Chicken’s scenery changes, Ohhh WOW!!

    Kitchen and Chicken’s scenery. This is what I left home when I went to visit my parents on Wednesday. Will the kitchen or chicken’s scenery change?? But you guys know Joe… He likes shenanigans as much as I do. Apparently though the new cabinets and coffee bar was just the start of this adventure!! What are you guesses?? Ohh come on take one!! While I was gone he decided Thursday was the day to take that last section of wall out. You can see it on the photo on the right… it is the darker part. Yes, I will now need to paint. See the gap in that same picture??…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    September 2020 Paper Pumpkin first alternative.

    September 2020 Paper Pumpkin You got the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin, right?? Bust open that box!! You can super easily flip to cards but the treats are SOOO cute!! Let’s talk a minute on the design. Are you a stripe lover?? Or are you a plaid lover?? You know where I sit, haha. You also know how I LOVE options!! Remember, options… make either side or both!! But the card uses the middle section of the “cracker” treat section. And yes, if you loook super close you can see the score marks, but ARE YOU REALLY going to look that close?? I promise that the recipient is not! How about…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    World Cardmaking Day 2020 – Celebrate Sunflowers

    World Cardmaking Day 2020! I hope that you were able to get in on some crafty fun today!! Why?? Well, it was World Cardmaking Day 2020!! However, not just here in my house. Hence the world!! Demonstrators all over the world celebrated! We all had some kind of event. Whether it was in person or on-line it sure is EXCITING!!! This Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, had the perfect fall theme!! Note that this can also be paired with bright colors too, inspiration here. Join in the fun over on facebook!! Two lives and several other inspiration ideas using the DSP that is on sale!! Check back on facebook I have extended…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Saying goodbye to Gabby – we will miss you.

    Saying Goodbye to Gabby. A tough decision had to be made today. Joe and I had to say good-bye to sweet Gabby. Joe is devastated but knows that it was the right decision. She has many many buddies over that rainbow bridge. However, saying goodbye to Gabby and ANY pet is always difficult. Which includes her partner in crime and sister from another mother Maggie. These two needed a sister. When Maggie moved in 2009 they hit it off. Immediately!! Maggie has been gone for a few years. I remember how lost poor Gabby was. Now poor White Sox just does not know what to do. Remember we talked the…

  • Girls Night,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Butterflies in good taste – Happy Birthday.

    Butterflies in good taste!! Two of my favorite things!! Wood and Butterflies! Do you have the Butterfly Beauty Dies?? How about the In Good Taste DSP?? I am sorry but you NEED this designer series paper!! The Butterflies in good taste, need this DSP! All the ladies who came to girl’s night did all different colored butterflies. Which colors would you have picked?? Please make a huge note!!! I did not pick purple, purple and purple… hahaha. Keep in mind that this die cut does 5 butterflies in one cut. Yes, they are all connected. If you carefully cut a couple off you can add them to a new card.…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Forgotten Culver Card – Sunflowers

    Forgotten Culver Card I have no idea how I forgot to share this one. Check the first card, Mum here and the second, Tasteful Layers here. However, the forgotten Culver card, has just a little coloring for the Sunflower centers with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. Here is the more neutral card. Yes, still birthday, but I would send this one to my Dad. He would be happy with it. The Bumblebee ink creates the perfect color for the sunny Sunflower petals. The girls that come to my facebook live have been reminding me to stamp the insides. Well, here you go!! Adding three of the small sunflowers to…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Updates Gabby, kitchen, and the outside kitty.

    Updates Gabby, Kitchen too. Fingers crossed that this update is a GREAT sign. It started with kitten milk. The vet said she can eat anything and I have been been trying a LOT of different things. Finally found a couple things. But the key I think has been the kitten milk. She was not sure about it at first, but now she is hooked. Hopefully this is a upswing! Did you miss the beginning?? Check here. More updates Gabby, and Kitchen. Kitchen is next… Adding more Red, White and Blue to the wall. Guys, shhhh, I have more stuff still!! I am just loving how it all came together. I…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Uncategorized

    September Girl’s Night – Happy Birthday

    September Girl’s Night Do you believe it is almost time for Girl’s Night?? Yes, this Friday!! WoooHooo! To give you can idea, this is one of the cards from September’s Girl’s Night. I am really looking forward to the October class too!! But how about this Whale of a Time card?? Can we talk a minute?? Would you have put the Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock together?? I am not sure that I would have if it wasn’t for it being on the Whale of a Time DSP list. Add in the Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral kinda different right?? Anyway, this one has all of those and I love…