• Hamscher Homestead

    Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations peek

    Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations Here we are at Monday again… This week on the Homestead has been filled with Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations. Starting Things off was Joe and his Ginger Cookies. He wanted to be sure that my sister knew that he loved them. He also wanted to say thank you! I was working in the craft room and be brought me as plate. They were actually pretty good. Now to find where I can get the package again. Why?? Because Joe does not typically back. Remember the “rolls” from Thanksgiving?? Disaster!! But he has many other GREAT qualities! Guys, I am soo excited!! Sherri gave me…

  • Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    House of Love and Warmth, Ringed with Nature

    House of Love and Warmth This somewhat simple card would be your Christmas card!! The House of Love and Warmth uses the Ringed with Nature stamp set, there is a bundle too. Haha, yes I still have more with this set!! The tree rings are first and second generation. What does that mean?? See how those rings have two different shades?? The darkest is first generation and without re-inking my stamp I stamp it a second time, second generation. Note the top right in the photo on the left, that is a third generation. Those tree rings are awesome as a background for out house. The Essential Tag was the…

  • Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies maybe fall.

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies With all that is going on around here. I know we are getting ready for Christmas. However, I did want to share this alternative ideas using the Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies. Guess where you will find this one?? Yup, you guessed, over on YouTube. I even added a bit of details to help this Gingerbread house look a bit more like a cabin. I hope you like this video. Okay, I know it is more fall like… I needed to share this idea. because I could also see this as a winter scene. Imagine the Aspen dies and adding in this cabin…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    It has begun 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts.

    It has begun 12 Days To say that I am excited is an understatement. Did you see that It has begun 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts?? I want to be sure that you do not miss one of these days.. Today is a simple one, and you might even have what you need on hand. I would love for you to join me on YouTube. I can say that with each day the projects are going to get “bigger” and “bigger”. I can not wait to hear what you think. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! You will not want to miss out on the fun!! Join…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sarah is warming 3D Thursday up, this week.

    Sarah is warming 3D Thursday Guys this week Sarah is warming 3D Thursday up, with her fun gift idea!! You will want to check out Sarah’s blog here and leave some love! That is also where you can get your FREE tutorial. However, you can also head on over to the 3D Thursday page too. Do you have a hunter or fisherman in your life?? How about someone that works outside during the winter?? This could even be a gift for the person who shovels your snow. This super cute idea wraps a hand warmer pack. Ohh, this is perfect for this time of year!! Check this out… How fun…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday!

    The LAST day on Specials Today is The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday. Did you see that I am doing a Giving Tuesday to Shop with a Cop for my local Marshall County chapter. I really want to be sure that I can give as much as I can to this fun cause. Did you see my story about why?? Check it out here! I know that time gets away from us so that is why I want to be sure that you will not miss out on this Shopping Special! Do you have a Take Your Pick Tool?? If not here is a bit of information for…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter all in a week.

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter Ohh what a week. Between Thanksgiving and the nice weather I had a ton to do!! We are not only saying Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter. Penelope decided it was too long since she sat in the front door. I was very excited to see her there. This was Wednesday, I was running around cleaning things up around the porch. So now all 1050 bulbs have been planted… I figured 7 different daffodils, 3 tulips 2 different alliums, and snowdrops. Ohh bring on spring!! I also had 5 trees and a bush left to plant. A maple from my dad, 2 Pink Flowering…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    The Christmas Decorating has begun, Village

    The Christmas Decorating And The Christmas Decorating has begun, Starting off with the Village. I will be super busy for the next few days working on all the Wintery things!! Be sure to check back often. You know you will see plenty more. No, not of these boxes, however what was inside of them. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Black Friday to November 30 Big Deal to be had!

    Black Friday to November 30 Do you have some items on your list?? How about a Paper Pumpkin subscription for a friend or family member? I have a BIG deal for you!! I am celebrating Black Friday to November 30. With every purchase for $50 worth of product you will be a Take Your Pick tool FREE from me. Here is the Big Deal though, for every purchase you make I will donate a $1 to my local Shop with a Cop. Now if you are not familiar with this tool. I bet that I use it in every live and video. Goodness this one is my favorite tool for…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts on YouTube.

    12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts I am super SUPER excited to be sharing a YouTube video series. My very first, starting on December 1st. The 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts will have 12 different gift ideas to share. Some will be simple, some will need a few more items. With that being said I will walk you through step by step. And yes you will be able to watch and re-watch each video as needed. A bit more of information I will have 12 different ideas, some of teacher, family and friends. I will have items that can be used all year long. Lastly, there are a few…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Rick has 3D Thursday, Christmas Scottie box.

    Rick has 3D Thursday You are in for a cute treat today!! Rick has 3D Thursday this week. This Christmas Scottie gift box is going to be so helpful for your gift giving needs!! Thank you Rick for this amazing gift box!Are you ready?? Ohhh my goodness, putting the Scottie with the Sweetest Christmas DSP is perfect for the holidays. The box is super easy because you get the FREE tutorial of course!! Click the 3D banner above to head over to the facebook page. However, you can also check out Rick’s website, (linked above). Be sure you leave some love by commenting! Reminder that the Christmas Scottie is a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Thanksgiving to You and your Family

    Happy Thanksgiving to You My family and I want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season. Especially Happy Thanksgiving to You and your family. May your day be filled with laughter, hugs and good food. May everyone arrive safe and healthy. Lastly, may your smile fill the room and bring smiles to everyone you see. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Look for information this weekend!!

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    November 2022 Ding Dong Ditch all the info

    November 2022 Ding Dong Ditch Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Week. I hope you have a safe and loving holiday. Today, I want to share the November 2022 Ding Dong Ditch. This class to go/class in the mail is going to surprise you. Why do I think this?? I am using a very universal stamp set. More about that later. Here is basic information. You will get 6- 6 x 6 pieces of beautiful Specialty paper, 10 – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock AND a full pack of Rhinestones. Curious what the paper is?? There are 3 different designs for this paper. It is both Flocked (soft fuzzy) and Iridescent.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure all week.

    Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure The day started with not much, however…. Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure. By the time the snow stopped we had no grass to be found. I know not everyone is excited about it. But it really is time for the white stuff. However, I still have bulbs to plant. I will add that later this week there will be a warm up. I am sure that I can get the last of the bulbs planted. Yes, I am laughing out loud. You should be too!! I love watching they two rough house. All the loud thuds and pitter patter of those big feet. These two…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Last September 2022 DDD Storybook Gnomes

    Last September 2022 DDD Here we are, the Last September 2022 DDD using the Storybook Gnomes. I also paired it with the Tree Rings hybrid embossing folder. You know that is my newest favorite. Ohhh, yea, this one is a fun fold. Shhh, do not tell anyone but that bottom panel is my favorite piece from the paper. It could be winter birthday, Christmas and even thinking of you. I know when the temperatures drop we can all use a smile to make our day. Send a card!! Okay, send me a card, haha!! Here is another thing to think about.. Sentiments. I used the ‘Warm Wishes” could really be…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Third September 2022 DDD, ohhh Gnomes

    Third September 2022 DDD Here we are at the Third September 2022 DDD, ohhh these Gnomes are soo much fun. Do you have them yet?? A few reminders here, you received a whole piece from the Tree Rings Hybrid embossing folder. I think they go perfectly with the Storybook Gnomes Suite. This card uses the DSP in more ways then one. However, the main mushroom is cut from the DSP (patterned paper). I was sure to cut four out ahead for you. No fussy cutting needed. There are also a few piles of snow, which I used the cloud punch, cut in pieces. No I did not forget the inside.…

  • 3D Thursday

    Christmas Ornaments for 3D Thursday

    Christmas Ornaments for 3D Thursday Dang you guys it is my turn for 3D Thursday this week. I have the perfect idea, Christmas Ornaments for 3D Thursday. These two different sizes are available on Amazon. One is a 3-3.5 inch and the second is 3.5-4 inch. You can pick either or both. The top is the bigger size. Which I will be honest, I found easier to find things to use. Using the Christmas Pinecone dies and the new Framed and Festive Stamp set for the sentiment. The smaller uses the Seasonal Labels dies, Christmas Season and Christmas to Remember stamp sets. Both of these ornaments use the Elegant Trim…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Second September 2022 Ding Dong Ditch card.

    Second September 2022 Ding Dong Are you trying to figure out those cute Storybook Gnomes?? Here is the Second September 2022 Ding Dong Ditch card. This one is all about that Christmas tree paper. This little cutie was cut out from the DSP. And I have it on good authority that these dies are sticking around!! WoooHOO!! I could cut out all those little guys and gals to use on a bunch of cards. This patterned paper is 12 x 12 so that means a lot of gnomes!! Simple layer for the DSP in Calypso Coral. Adding in two wood rounds. The whole sheet came with this Ding Dong Ditch.…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters at OnStage, Indianapolis

    Inky Whisper Sisters at OnStage Can you tell that we were having fun?? I sure hope so!! So we have a couple honorary members of the team here with us. However, there is no doubt that the Inky Whisper Sisters at OnStage would for sure be at the next one!! Today is all about the team stuff. What do I mean?? Well, when I bring any part of my team to an event there are always some special “things”. Not these are not things that Stampin’ Up! does for us. And let me tell you there is plenty of that. Prizse patrol, box of goodies and fun all day!! This…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Seasonal Sale is LIVE plus getting catalogs

    Seasonal Sale is LIVE This is a HUGE deal… even on bundles!! The Seasonal Sale is LIVE!! Stamps, punches, embossing folders and dies. Ohhhh but wait, yes there is more!! Non-Specialty papers are also on sale… Great Time to stock up!! Or even cross some folks off your list!! Do you have a Crafty Friend?? Here is an amazing way to get them an amazing Christmas gift!! Now, I NEED to add that not everything is one sale!! You are going to want to check out this list. It is in alphabetical order by category. Page numbers are also included. Have questions?? Do not worry, I am here to help!!…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Sale up to 50% off, WHAT???

    Paper Pumpkin Sale up to 50% Holy, Cow, Did you see this?? Yes, Paper Pumpkin Sale up to 50% off past kits, refills and add on items. You will NOT want to hesitate on this one!! Quick click here!! Especially if you would want to give this as a gift!! Man, could you cross off some great shopping gifts with this sale!! Remember me talking about these “Sacks” for the North Pole kit?? Yes, even these are on sale!! How about the Pick of the Crop little canvas bags. YUP, those are included too! What fun way to give some gifts at an amazing price!! I can not wait to…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    September Ding Dong Ditch, card one idea.

    September Ding Dong Ditch Today is all about the first card from the September Ding Dong Ditch. What is a Ding Dong Ditch?? Well it is my class to go. There is a new class each and every month. By the time you see all four of the September cards on the fifth day you will get all you want and need to know about the November Ding Dong Ditch class. First however, is card one. The Storybook Gnomes DSP, embellishments and cardstock is start this little party. One sheet of the patterned paper has mushrooms one it. I die cut the full ones and sent them so that you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Bulbs tough Decisions and no decisions.

    More Bulbs tough Decisions Here we are starting another week. So much, but so little going on I hate to admit. This week is about More Bulbs tough Decisions, I am super excited that the second bulb delivery arrived. This bring the total bulb count up to 1050. Mostly Daffodils, some Tulips and some Alliums. The last order is for the front three flower beds. Two on either side of the walkway and for the Memorial garden. With that being said, I am soo dang excited to see what happens this spring. I literally planted from front to back. You know I will share when things start to pop. It…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Reminder November Kit

    Paper Pumpkin Reminder November Hello everyone, I wanted to pop in quick and talk about the fun upcoming Crafty Subscription period. The ‘From the North Pole‘, Paper Pumpkin Reminder November Kit coordinates with the October “Hohoho” kit to start. Also, that the tags can be created into cards. However, there is also a super fun add on Sacks. Yes, they too are straight ‘From the North Pole’ Notice how these cute Sacks coordinate with last month’s envelopes?? These food safe, 4 x 6 sacks are $4.00 for 12. Guys that is only 33 cents a bag!! You could use these for SOO many things. Put a couple Christmas cookies in…

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Coffee and Cards did you catch it last week?

    Coffee and Cards did you Coffee and Cards did you catch last weeks?? I pulled out the retired and now in the Clearance rack Ever Eden Specialty Paper. I even added in another clearance rack item, the Acorn Trinkets. Did I mention this is on YouTube too?? Ohhh and both are still available a whole week later… But there is more… You guessed it … A super Fancy Fun Fold. Now, it is not hard to do make, however, you need to be patient. Because when you cut the cardstock on a diagonal it does not fit in your trimmer. I take a deep breath and cut a section and…

  • Holiday cards,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    2022 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, you pick…

    2022 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack I am so excited to be sharing the 2022 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack with you. Are you ready to pick which DSP you want to make cards with?? This year we have two totally different patterns and styles. Starting with the Fitting Florets, (new DSP). This one is more floral and alternative looking. The second is the Sweetest Christmas, which is more traditional in color and has candy canes. Wanna peek?? Okay, here we go. On the left is the Fitting Florets, yes, some non traditional colors in this. It really is a beautiful paper. Here are the colors… Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Blushing…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darla’s Mistletoe Magic Box 3D Thursday

    Darla’s Mistletoe Magic Box It is that time again, 3D Thursday time! Darla’s Mistletoe Magic Box is soo cute. You know that this one could be great for a birthday. I especially love the traditional colors. Be sure to go over to Darla’s and leave some love. How awesome is this?? The Tailor Made Tags is where you get those layered cuts. You are going to love making these. Not only are they easy but a great way to use up your DSP. Yes, bust it out and make some treat packaging or even gift bags. Thank you so much Darla, I am looking forward to seeing what we have…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    New collection Fitting Florets while they last

    New Collection Fitting Florets. I am soo excited for this New Collection Fitting Florets. The colors are amazing. Perfect for this flower lovers. However, check out this dies… yes, those are ovals. But do not miss that Framed and Festive stamp set. That will be part of the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. I will share more about that on Thursday. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Junior House and Bulb Updates are here…

    Junior House and Bulb Updates I have some fun news to share. Today is about Junior House and Bulb Updates. Starting off with this. Junior has been visiting us inside. He is struggling with some BIG choices we think. He actually has been having breakfast inside too. I am hoping that he comes to a decision soon. However, this warm weather we had this Saturday and Sunday is not helping us get him inside. See what I mean. Yes, look closely, that is him and he is suntanning his belly. This was while I was planting bulbs on Friday. No I do not want it to snow yet, but still……

  • YouTube video

    YouTube Puff Paint Cauldron card idea.

    YouTube Puff Paint Cauldron In case you need one more Halloween Card idea. Yes, I have lots… You know I do. However, the YouTube Puff Paint Cauldron is even better I think. I know I am bias. Have you joined me over on YouTube yet?? here is the link to this video. Plus, be sure to subscribe. So you do not miss a thing. There are so many of my favorite things with this idea. Gingham to start. Guys that is Smokey Slate and I used the Blending Brush to add the Parakeet Party ink to is. The Stylish Shapes for the stitched circle die cut. And my mostest Fav…