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  • Paper Pumpkin,  Sampler

    December 2020 Beary Comforting Alternative

    December 2020 Beary Comforting Yeah, its Paper Pumpkin December 2020 Beary Comforting Alternative day!! This super cute and easy to use kit was just PLAIN fun!! The critters were so cute holding cupcakes, gifts or even heart depending on how you intended to use it. The sentiments included in the kit Hooray!, Get well soon, You are on my mind, which lends to lots of things. This Beary Comforting set also gave me an idea. What a fun sampler or even scrapbook page. I went with 12 x 12 sampler. Perfect for decorating a child’s room?? In my live I share how to create that balloon using the You are…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Forever Greenery class cards

    Last two Forever Greenery Today we are on the Last two Forever Greenery class cards. The first we mix ribbon and even color it with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Now do you see why I love that ribbon. Recognize the card layout?? We have done it before. It really is soo easy, all the pieces are 1 1/2 inches wide and then the length depends on the piece. You sure can get a lot of cards out of this layout and even 6 x 6 DSP. To achieve that color, you will want to grab your Silicone Craft Sheet and your favorite Stampin’ Blend color. I like the Silicone…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Month’s Forever Greenery class cards

    Last Month’s Forever Greenery Last month’s Forever Greenery class cards, start simple and build from there. For the first of four cards. Keeping the first card to just the Forever Greenery DSP. The gold thread or cord is from the combo pack of ribbon. For me however it is the sentiment that I just love. This suite of products is available with just one order number here. The suite includes Stamp set, dies, embossing folders, DSP, laser cut gold foil, gold metal rings and ribbon. However for the class it was DSP ribbon and Bundle. A quick peek a the inside of the card. I bet you are wondering the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class,  YouTube video

    January Ding Dong Ditch All the information

    January Ding Dong Ditch Today I will be sharing ALL the information about the January Ding Dong Ditch. There are cards, bundles and extras. Why?? Well, for a chance at FREE Sale-a-Bration items!! Give it a try option $17.00 The “basic” option for this month includes the 1/4 True Love DSP pack and Black Glittered Organdy ribbon. Plus you will get 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. Plus 4 great ideas included. The PDF instructions walk you step by step oh how I created those cards. Keep in mind you will need to use your own adhesive, ink and stamps to complete. Bundle add on $57.00 Add…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for two..

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration Yes, that is a huge list: Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for these cute cards. Here is the best part, the DSP and stamp are … FREE Yes, they are both from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The Oh So Ombre DSP is free with a $50 product purchase and then the Approaching Perfection stamp set is also free with a second $50 product purchase. To help you get there the Stamparatus is a must. Now, you only need $51 more. Add in your Basic White, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstock. However, you will not want to forget the BLING!! Whether it is the Reversible Ribbon or…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek

    A super fun weekend and a peak at the new kitty.

    A super fun weekend You bet I had a super fun weekend at my event. No sleep, no kitties and no husbands either. I did miss them, but … I know I was kinda quiet on this things this weekend. No, not just teaching but learning too. Kendra and I were talking, brainstorming and planning for soo many ideas. Yes, my head is still spinning. Notice all those pretties behind me?? Well it took over a week to get all of that together. Created ALL by me. Yes, I will be sharing several of these projects with you… but not YET!! No, not really to be a teaser, but just…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Second Oval Occasions Swap adding Forever Greenery.

    Second Oval Occasions Swap For the Second Oval Occasions Swap card I wanted a completely different look. Remember yesterdays card, here?? This time using the new Blending Brushes and one of the two folders in Greenery Embossing. So, after embossing I rubbed the blending brush into the Granny Apple Green ink pad. And VERY lightly swept that over the raised parts. It is best to go lighter. No worries if it is tgoo light you can add more!! Question… Does that flower bunch look familiar?? Need a closer look?? Yes, that was on yesterday’s card also. This time I pulled out the watercolor pencils and did a little coloring. I…

  • Happy Birthday

    Oval Occasions for Swap cards.

    Oval Occasions for Swap Here is the first of two cards using Oval Occasions for Swap that I did last week. This very Springy stamp set and coordinating punch is from the January – June Mini. It is for a Birthday card, but this could very easily be an Easter or with Love card too. I choose to use Crumb Cake as my neutral (shocking) adding in Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss. OHHH yes that is a sprig of new Blackberry Bliss ribbon. I wanted to share a BIG tip. However, this first, there are 13 stamps in this stamp set. The face of this card has seven of them.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  sneak peek

    Host FREE stamp set, sneak peek

    Host FREE stamp set How would you like to Host and get the FREE stamp set?? You know you are thinking of Hosting a party during Sale-a-Bration!! And Why not, it is a great way to craft away the Winter blues. Earn some free stuff AND “get together” with some friends. Yes, I do online parties, I do zoom parties and Chat room parties. Which would you like to try?? The above is FREE to a host that has a $300 party as an added thank you for booking a party during Sale-a-Bration. But there is MORE!! You and your friends get other FREE stuff too!! With every $50 product…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    Third look Dandy Garden Suite and a YouTube video.

    Third look Dandy Garden Here is your third look at the Dandy Garden (Mega) Suite. The DSP is perfect to pair up with the curvy dies. Simple sentiment and a little rabbit ear bow. Put my favorite is the ladybug trinkets!! I sure hope that you plan on grabbing this fun set. Dare I even say that I have not really even begun to play with the die cuts yet… I am excited! You know that I love sharing tips and tricks. Check out this one that was added last week to my YouTube channel. Have you subscribed yet?? Do not forget the click on the bell because there are…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Hey Birthday Chick information, and Hey, Chick

    Hey Birthday Chick information The stamp set Hey, Birthday Chick information includes soo much. To say that I am excited is a total UNDERSTATEMENT!! This post is all about those cute little chickens. Did you see my live on Saturday?? You bet we talked all about chickens. Plus, all the basic information about what is coming SOON!! However, we made a card too!! Ohhh Yes!! How, because the Hey, Chick is a set that I just could not part with. If you were not around back in 2017 that is okay… it is being released, AGAIN!! Not just the stamp set but there are … DIES too!! Now do you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Frozen trees and chickens on the Homestead

    Frozen trees and chickens I am not sure about where you live, but Frozen trees and chickens is what this post is all about. Here at the Hamscher Homestead there is a layer of ice on EVERYTHING! And I really do mean everything, even the chicken coop, vehicles, the poor trees are struggling to hold their branches. Even the poor little birdies where struggling at first to stay on the perches. The storm happened on Friday, all day. These photos were from Saturday and the temp was 37. Holy cow, I see on broken branch I hope that the others do not snap. You can see the one in the…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Uncategorized

    2021 Plot just part… Sunday Funnies.

    2021 Plot just part… Ohh, come on I am not the only one, 2021 Plot just part.. It would be good to know right?? Not only because of the extra Craft supplies, but jeans or pajama pants?? I sure hope you know that I am only half kidding. Are you in need of another Sunday Funny? Check here. Ohh, in case you did not know, the shoes are a must. I do love me some shoes. Happy Sunday everyone!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I would love to have you subscribe to my YouTube channel.

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Dandy Garden True Friend, Sneak Peek

    Dandy Garden True Friend Here is a sneak peak of Dandy Garden, True Friend sentiment. Along with that the new Oval Punch. All of these new goodies are going to be available on January 4. YES, they are from the Jan-June Mini. Have you gotten yours?? Let me know so that I can get one in the mail for YOU!! Okay, back to this beauty. I know I spoke about this suite of products last week, here. However, did I share that there are 24 different patterns?? And that this is part of Paper Share?? I am pretty sure that I did. I really am loving the sentiments in these…

  • Fancy Fold,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    2021 Kick off Party, Mystery Card Night, fun….

    2021 Kick off Party Ohhh, so much fun at the 2021 Kick off Party. Well, Mystery Card Night style. Have you not joined us yet?? Ohhh it was such a great way to start off the year!! Snacks, beverages and CRAFTING!!! It really does not get better then that!! Mystery Card Night is usually the second Friday of the month. However I will be out of town next week. So it was decided that it was really the perfect way to start off the year. I sure hope you can join us in February for this FREE online event. Happy New Year everyone!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy New Year Everyone, may 2021 be better for us all.

    Happy New Year Everyone!! I would like to say Happy New Year Everyone!! May 2021 be a better year for us all!! My wish for you is that everyone who reads this stays healthy and crafty!! My other wish is that you can hug your families any time YOU wish.. Happy New Year Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

  • Clubs,  Fairs / Events,  Mystery Card Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    More 2021 Class Planning, with still more to come.

    More 2021 Class Planning I have working on more 2021 Class Planning. I am VERY excited to share that Stampin’ Bingo is in the lineup. This will be an event 4 times a year. The first one is February 26, 6pm central time. Sign up has to be completed by Jan 31 so that packets can be mailed out. There will be an additional fee for shipping packets. Stampin’ Bingo There will be 3 rounds of Bingo two winners per round. Between each round you will make a card. Check out some from last year here. There will be a goodie packet for each attendee which will include a few…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    The one Christmas Candle interesting meaning…

    The one Christmas Candle Do you know the meaning behind The one Christmas Candle?? I knew part of it, but hoped to find the whole story. And yes, I sure did look it up. I knew that is was a way to help loved ones find the house. I also knew that it was also a sign of good news. Finally I also knew that it meant that someone was away. However… I did not know that this goes all the way back to 1691 and Ireland. Yes, this peaked my interest because I am Irish. Are you ready?? Here is where things get interesting, at least to me. The…

  • Girls Night,  Mystery Card Night,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    First look Dandy Garden, it is a mega suite.

    First look Dandy Garden Here is the first look at the Dandy Garden (Mega) Suite. We made the above for OnStage at Home. Check out the post here. These three make n takes are the first look a the catalog for me so I wanted to share. I am calling this a Mega suite of products. Why?? Check the list below!! The featured dragonflies, ladybugs and meadows. All the things late springtime remind us of. So many colors to pick from this suite, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White. I have to admit I am already on my second pack. In case…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Uncategorized

    Merry Christmas from US! Joe and I critters too!

    Merry Christmas from US. Joe, the critters plus myself want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from us! We enjoyed a pretty lazy day. Joe cooked ham and I made sweet potatoes, garlic mashed, green beans and rolls. Cookies… Is how we started the day! Ohh yes, cookies and coffee! Cranberry bars, peanut blossoms, Christmas crack (no photo) and Chex krispies. Add in several cups of coffee… ohh YES! The day has been pretty lazy. Chilling by the fire and doing video gift opening with the nieces and nephews. Even the kitties are chilling. Sleeping and even snoring. Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Wishing you Merry Christmas from me and my family!!

    Wishing you Merry Christmas From Myself, Joe and all the critters we are Wishing you Merry Christmas. I hope that you can be with at least some of the ones you love and hug them tight. Here is to a holiday that NO ONE will forget and that next year will only be better! Merry Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Did Santa mean to bring you a subscription?? Link here. You still have time. Check the post here for all the info.

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet and a fun idea.

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet An Inspiration Card and Tag Buffet to make it. How about I share an idea. I received this store bought card from a friend. I really liked the card and immediately thought of the ornament in the Tag Buffet stamp set (sold out, sorry) . Wanting to recreate this using a few things that I had not really used, yet. yes, we like to get the mileage out of things right?? I purposely took these photos so that you can see the foil background. I wanted to share that you could cut out something from under the Very Vanilla to “not waste” any by covering it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Retiring,  YouTube video

    Perhaps Christmas Means More, especially this year!

    Perhaps Christmas Means More I do not know about you, but Perhaps Christmas Means More this year?? I miss my family!! This traditional colored gingham is a returning favorite Toile Tidings DSP. I love that you can use all the Garden Green side or all the Real Red side. But in these cards we gave you a peak of the backside color with this easy fold over. Remember that we used the Christmas Means More stamp set just a couple days ago, here. Even the Layering Circle dies. Did you know that there are 16 dies included in the set??? Eight circles and Eight scallop circles. Can you say Staple??…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    Happy week of Christmas, pretties, furies and food.

    Happy week of Christmas Finally, we made it, Happy week of Christmas. Mooch is putting in his two cents. I was going to skip the tree, BUT he would not have it. Only two slimline trees AND no ornaments. I will find him sitting under them any minute. Mooch decided that I was not moving fast enough and took a nap. While he was napping I was able to get this and several other things done. Including two Christmas trees. A bunch of dusting and lots of sneezing too. haha. Check out last years decorations, here. The face… He wants more attention and I was not spooning out the food…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Dove Peace on Earth with Dove of Hope bundle.

    Dove Peace on Earth This Dove, Peace on Earth for Christmas is my wish. Did you miss the live?? Check it out here. Just a reminder that this Dove of Hope bundle is from the Aug-Dec mini and will retire on Jan 4. Using an alternative color scheme today. But you can check out yesterday’s post if you are looking for a more traditional look. The Basic Gray and Smokey Slate really helps that White Embossing powder POP. You can see how the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon sparkles. I love the size of this dove. Did you know that there are actually 3 doves included in the set. There are…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Bell Rings Angel Wings from Christmas means more.

    Bell Rings Angel Wings For today the Bell Rings Angel Wings means sooo much. It is not just from a notorious movie. I remember my grandma saying this too. She would always put a bell on the tree. Hugs grandma!! Just like a snowflake these are just slightly different. Take a closer look. This live there was a lot of decisions. First starting with emboss or to not emboss. For the texture we used the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. However, only on the Garden Green layer. Second was the stamping. Knowing the colors, there would be one in Real Red and one in Garden Green. Needing to figure out which…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile for Christmas

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile Today’s Wishes Wonder Tin Tile with that cool inking technique. Ohh, did you miss that?? Well you need to be part of my VIP FB group Whispers and Secrets to get the play by play. I am working on a few “QWick and Wow” videos. Thanks to my new computer and some fun goodies that the Hubby picked up!! ANYWAY!! This Very Vanilla card with is pops of Real Red is beautiful. The Tin Tile embossing folder has hints of Soft Suede to add depth to the detail. The Sentiment, dies and Sleigh are all from the Wishes & Wonder Bundle. However, the Real Red Braided…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    No Stamping Memories More cards. On Sale

    No Stamping Memories More Are you ready for some No Stamping Memories More cards?? You know that every once in a while we do a “No Stamping” Saturday on Coffee and Cards. Why?? Well sometimes it is super fun to see what we can create. AND besides, why not!! I do love the way that this is laid out. The wonderful part of the sentiment for sure!! Nope, no stamping this sticker was one from the pack. In the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack so many possibilities. There are 48 double sided cards and 12 specialty cards with gold foil trim. and 8 sticker sheets. And…