• Hamscher Homestead

    Too much to list…

    I worked into the night to get the second coat of paint on the walls. I love how it turned out… Joe had his short weekend this time so no real work has happened because the floor is next. Been working on the prep work, fingers crossed that we can go and get what we need on Thursday! Cooler temperatures bring some yummy food. However we had to tag team this one. Joe makes the best Sausage Gravy EVER!! And if I say so myself those biscuits turned out AWESOME! With yummy leftovers too! It was a SUPER windy day here… and ohhh did it rain. Thankful that the Sugar…

  • Challenges

    Brightly Gleaming for our Challenge card

    This week’s Global Design Project was perfect!! I do not plan a lot of anniversary cards, but they are soooo important. I always make one for my hubby! For our wedding anniversary and we still celebrate our first date anniversary. I know of two anniversaries coming up, so they will each get one of these. The Brightly Gleaming DSP (150429) is perfect for winter birthdays or anniversaries. Accented Blooms (146681) has a sentiment that I love, “Big ways, Small ways, I love you always”. This is truly was we should celebrate every day together. Remember the small ways! Thank you to the Global Design Project Team for great inspirations! Good…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2019 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

    2019 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Saturday, November 23 at noon central time. #1… Perfectly Plaid…… $30 10 cards, ½ pack DSP and envelopes Add on: 1)Stamp and Punch $37 2)Stamp, Punch and full DSP $54 ($10 off class fee) Ultimate: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy ink, Metallic Pearls plus option 2 #2… Rooted in Nature….. $25 10 cards and envelopes Add on: 1) Stamp set $49 2) Stamp and dies $95 ($5 off class fee) Ultimate: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Mossy Meadow ink, Magnolia Lane ribbon combo, plus option 2. #3… Toile Christmas …..$25 10 cards and envelopes Add on: 1)…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events

    On location

    Coffee and Cards will be on location at 10:30 this morning!! I will be heading out early to set up for the craft fair. I would love for you to stop by the Portage Boys and Girls Club, 5895 Evergreen Av in Porter, IN. They are raising money for 500 turkeys. WOOOOOHOOOO! But I have plans for some fun and super exciting news so you will want to at least join me at 10:30 am on the FB page. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    October – Inky Whisper Sisters

    Almost forgot to take pictures at the Team Meeting. Phew, we were busy… Swaps, training and lots of laughs. Ohhh, I made warm chocolate chip cookies too. YUMMMM Planning for the craft fairs coming up… want to see what is going on?? Check my schedule next week to get the whole scoop. This weekend I will be out in Portage to help the Boys and Girls club reach a goal of 500 Turkeys. Stop by the Portage Boys & Girls Club 5895 Evergreen Avenue, Portage, Indiana. Stop by and help make a difference! Want some more information?? Check out the Facebook event… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    I am sorry…

    Hello Everyone… I spent the day in a different kind of crafty mode. Starting last night with the first coat on the ceiling. Continuing this morning with the second coat. The directions give a two hour dry time, BUT… I immediately headed back in the closet to keep moving. Did not finish the second coat until almost 11. My hand hurts, darn Carpal tunnel, so off to bed I go, after feeding the four legged critters. Good Night, Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring

    Colorful Seasons for more Thankful greetings

    Using a technique that I showed you back on the Waterfront Watercolor Card to stamp the leaves. Using the watercolor technique to stamp the leaves. I used the coordinating leaf die found in the Seasonal Layers (143751). Colors used to create the leaves, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and So Saffron. Kaitlyn and I created the left card first. All the while trying to pick the best sentiment. Country Home (147678) has the “simply thankful…”, while the Painted Harvest (144783) had the “I am thankful…”. Dare I add that the card on the right was all the “extra” leaves. I see a beautiful fall day, sun beginning to set, and my…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Took a break from the Dust..

    Things are moving along… the last of the patches made… Mud filled all the spots. Then comes the BIG mess!! The Sanding!! Can I just say, YUK! Joe was careful and blocked the door, it is still just EVERYWHERE!! I am happy to report though.. the sanding today was completed, the floor damp mopped. Next, comes primer. Put a coat of primer on the new drywall. Tomorrow the WHOLE room. EXCITING!! Finally needing a break. A text was sent, plans made. Where did we go?? Duh!! Pizza of course! Thankful to them for joining us and having fun with us! But back to work! Hugs and Have a Great Day…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Pumpkin Harvest in the Truck

    I needed a few treat holders. What to use?? You guessed, my pickup truck, haha. Just big enough for a fun size treat. Perfect to haul your pumpkins AND candy. How about letting you in on a secret?? I made a video for this one too. With a few fun ideas and even a technique…. However, here are a few things to know… You will want to use Multipurpose glue, stamp first then assemble, be patient and try. In addition to this Happy Harvest it could also say.. happy birthday with some balloons. Need a reminder?? Check this post… I wish that I would have thought to use the black…

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

    Pressed Petal for Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much fun playing with scraps on Coffee and Cards this morning! The Pressed Petal DSP has 24 sheets double sided (149500). All of the above pieces were scraps. Even the layering pieces. The only full pieces are the card bases. Do you ever look at a stack of scraps and wonder what to do?? Check out the live for ideas…. Did you get a few ideas?? I sure hope so! Now let’s take a closer look at each of the ideas. Starting with the card on the left… This was what started this whole idea. I had the strip of “script” paper and laying by it was the flower…

  • Challenges,  Simple Stamping

    Painted Harvest for a Challenge

    What colors have you tried with the Painted Harvest (144783). How about Merry Merlot and Mango Melody?? This week for the Global Design Project sketch challenge…. I love fall….and I do love to decorating for it also. This card was bringing in all my favorite fall colors. However I did use this set with Cajun Craze and Mango Melody… Loved that one too! Instead of stamping the middle…. I wanted to try the Champagne Shimmer Paint(147044). This poor picture just did not do it justice, and I am sorry! Let’s just say you NEED to try it!! WOW. I sure hope you enjoyed this card and Thank you for checking…

  • Uncategorized

    My trimmer arrived

    Did you hear that Stampin’ Up! Has a new trimmer?? AND that the demonstrators can order it?? I opened the newly delivered box on a Facebook live tonight, Thursday! And I am just going to say… WOW!! Ohhh and just so you know… you can get it NOW by joining my team!! This is the BEST kit that I offer! And a perk is a 20% discount on ALL your orders! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Hurry it is not toooo late!

    I promise you will not be disappointed!! Today is the perfect time to join Paper Pumpkin. The theme for the next two months is Christmas. You need Christmas cards, right?? In other words, click the picture above and you Christmas cards will be on the way. The first kit included: 10 – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sized cards 10 – coordinating envelopes stamps ink and misc supplies to make the 10 cards (i.e. dimensionals, glue dots, embellishments and ribbon. **for 1st time Paper Pumpkin Subscribers** a block for your stamps. Still not sure? Check out the FB live from last years Christmas Paper Pumpkin. And if that is STILL…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  YouTube video

    Power of 3 Rooted in Nature

    I love these fall colors. I love this Stamp Set, Rooted in Nature (146482). I love helping YOU overcome your fear of adding MORE!! I also LOVE videos! I walk you through how to add just a few things AND I even explain a few whys. However, You need to be brave and TRY!! Starting with the left and working our way to the right. Adding just a little as we go… first, keeping with a small cluster of leaves and “wood”. Middle, adding a layer to the sentiment, the twine and a few additional leaves. Similarly to the first, the grouping is in the same location. The right, however,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Construction update and MORE!

    Houston, we have insulation AND drywall. WooooHooo!! Two full sheets left too…HUMMMM, where can I put that?? Mudding has started too! I will leave that for the next Post. The Chickens say… bring on the fall weather!! The girls sure have been much happier with the cooler temperatures. However, this Sassafras is a reminder of what is to come. They are the first to turn color here. Pretty against all the green, BUT!! This poor butterfly/moth was not “feeling” the cooler temperatures. Joe brought her in for a warm up and an orange snack. Lastly, I NEEDED to take advantage of the tools being out!! I can not wait to…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  YouTube video

    Coffee and Cards WCMD Recap

    Here is how I kicked off World Card Making Day!! Then the party moved over to the Whispers and Secrets Group Page… Did you join us?? I won’t be closing things up until later in the week. In other words, there is STILL time to get a prize! Here are the first of 30 cards that were made yesterday.. Phew..even Joe said that was a lot of cards. Here is the thing.. there are some that are all the same, but the majority of them are all different. Here they are… ALL 30. Today’s post will showcase the first four that we did during Coffee and Cards. The others will…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Team Meeting

    October Calendar

    Next Class is Oct 12. 6 card Stamp Camp, mostly Christmas. This class is $25 or FREE with a qualifying purchase. Join me Oct 21 for the Sign Class. This class included cardstock, faceted dots and the sprig punch fee $37 which included the sign and PDF. Payment due 10/14 On Oct 26 we will be creating the Grateful/Advent calendar. Class fee is $40 for all you see here and the cardstock for the “Grateful” side. Payment is due 10/18 I almost forgot… want to join my team, maybe?? Join us in the Studio for our Monthly Team Meeting October 17, almost always the 3rd Thursday of each month. The…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Shaker, Video and a Challenge

    This time, we have a Global Design Project Challenge that has to do with colors. Yes, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Real Red to be specific. Here is the back story….I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to use the To Every Season Bundle (153051) for the challenge? However, I did not like the idea of Blueberry Bushel for leaves, keeping with the current season. Hummm, but the Blueberry Bushel could be snow?? So that is how this card started… Ending in, I am Thankful each day AND each “season” for you! Have you ever created a shaker card?? I love putting different “stuff” in the shaker,…

  • In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class

    Apple Smiles with Harvest Hellos

    I was using up the last of the apples from my tree this afternoon and remembered that I forgot to share this SUPER simple but SUPER cute card. “You make me Smile!” sentiment is included in the Harvest Hellos Bundle (153037). Along with “Hey there, Pumpkin”, which would obviously need a Pumpkin instead, haha The Call Me Clover looks great with the Cherry Cobbler apple. No sponging or magic tricks with this one.. Right outta the punch. However, I cut the sentiment apart. Put I bet you figured that already. Can you picture the picnic?? The table cloth and all?? Right?!? Hugs, Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Clubs,  Girls Night

    Girls Night This Friday

    I soooo need Girls Night. I have a new bottle of wine and some birthday cards all ready to go!! What is your Friday night beverage of choice?? Is it chilling already?? Please do not forget to let me know that you are coming so that everyone gets a fun treat!! Soooo EXCITED!! Hugs, Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Frogs and the auction

    While working on a few things later in the evening. I am sad that it is getting dark earlier. I know, that is part of fall, but where did September go? This tree frog is super confused. The nights were getting cooler, and BAM back to the humidity. This small thing gets VERY loud. Trust me, I am talking not even in the downspout …loud. No construction updates. Poor Joe has been “adulting” at the mill. Even working some overtime the last couple weeks. His long weekend is coming up, so fingers crossed. We need some dry weather, because drywall needs to be picked up. I had plans to take…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Spooky Wonderfully Wicked Tombstone Treats

    Would you think to use vellum to add some SPOOKY?? I almost did not. GASP, right? The Tombstone “wrapper” is all vellum 1 1/2″ x 7″, with a 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ of Basic Grey and some scrap Whisper White. Tombstone wrapper starts with the Everyday Label punch (144668). First score your vellum 3 1/4″ from both ends. Then from left to right… first, slip your end section through just far enough to carefully pull out just the scored end. After pulling that end out, join the pieces/ends together. Pulling the scored end out just far enough to punch off “the end” for the “Tombstone” look. You could also do…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    9/28 Coffee and Cards – Wonderfully Wicked

    We had so much fun today on Coffee and Cards. I hope you can join us next time! Sooooo, today we created our own DSP… Using Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Memento Black Inks. Our base cardstock color was Whisper White. Using only the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp set (150547) images. The live video produced these three. However, I was able to add a fourth card afterwards. Dontcha, LOVE those little bats on the first card?? The image and punch is part of a new bundle To Every Season (153051). Cutting specific sections of “DSP” for the perfect background. After that, picking the perfect add on. Either, ribbon,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stamp Camp/class

    Wonderfully Wicked Treats!

    Today, I want to talk treats… YES, Wicked Treats! Ohhh and this is one of the items I have put together for a Making Party. Wonder what that is all about?? Check out this POST! Using the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle (153041) and the Coffin Treat Boxes (150451) is the perfect way to START!! For the coffins you will need either Tear n Tape or Multipurpose glue. The coffins are about 1 1/4 thick and that is a nice stash of candy! As you see the additional items are some metallic pearls, DSP and ribbon. However, what about using this for a 50th birthday party?? How much fun could that be??…

  • Challenges,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Wonderfully Wicked Thanks for a Challenge

    The Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set (150547) and the Well Written Dies (148534) are going to make some fun holiday themed Thank you cards. Even with a touch of sparkle using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897). Fall colors of Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie. How about using them for the Global Design Project this week?? The week is CASE the designer, remember that means Copy And Selectively Edit. Here is Krista Frittan our designers card… Those balloons look so fun don’t they?? You can check out the rest of the designers ideas with the above link. However, only two got some extra glam. The Glimmer Enamel…

  • Clubs,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Exciting News and LOTS of Reminders.

    Can you believe that September is almost over?? YIKES, on a happier note, October 4th is the Next Girls Night here at the Flutter By Studio. I would love for you to join us make 2 of 2 different designs of Birthday Cards! In case you live under a rock!! haha We have been advised that the NEW Paper Trimmer is here!! I am not sure when You will be able to order it, but it will be arriving SOON!! I have promised already to do a FB live the day that it arrives!! Looks kinda similar to the old one, but MANY improvements have been made, especially to the…

  • Holiday cards

    Tombstones with Wonderfully Wicked

    The poor black kitty is lost in the cemetery. WHAT?? Where did those tombstones come from?? I will be happy to tell you! Everyday Label punch (144668), do you own it?? I know you do! After that, you will need a 1 3/4 inch piece of Smoky Slate cardstock. This is one of those exceptions to the rules. Punch first, then Stamp. However, you will want to “drag” your edges over your Crafty Whisper White Ink (147277) prior to adding to your card. Also “dragging” the Basic Black layer across the Crafty Whisper White. NOTE: you may also want to use a sponge to get in the exact places you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Construction updates and lazies

    Poor Joe, BUT all the sub-flooring has been replaced. I have been working on the prettier side of things. These will replace the plain and boring globes on the old ceiling fan. Joe and I wanted to find a floor close to the hardwood we want to eventually do. We did find a winner. In addition, I found the the PERFECT paint color. White Sox is OVER the mess and displacement. Poor Mr. Bigglesworth has missed sitting in the window. All of the kitties have been real good with all the craziness going on. Thankfully and hopeful it will be completed VERY soon! Hugs, Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!