• Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    ~~NEW~~ Thoughtful Blooms for Qwick and WOW!

    So here is another new thing I want to do… and I hope you like it!! Every week I would like to share a short video… Qwick and WOW! That video will be the start of a project. Here on the blog is where you finish the project. And then check back later in the week for a second take on the video. The video is here. Here are a few photos to help! The “Bag” is in the Annual catalog! Scored on the 3 sealed sides at 1/2 inch. NOTE: these bags are on the thinner side… so do not score like cardstock! Not a lot of pressure needed.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Finally… a party!

    Saturday, finally SNOW!! It was wonderful!! It fell ALL day! BIG …. FLUFFY…. SNOW!! I sure do not want to hear ANY complaints. This was the first snowfall. I was happy to to be invited to this beautiful ladies birthday party. Thank you sweetie!! Joe and I enjoyed spending time with you and your fun family! I know you had a wonderful BIRTHDAY!! Lastly, working on my end of month order… if you need to add to my order contact me by Wednesday morning please! Ohhhh, did you know that the new battery operated “candles” have timers?? YES a timer! That cute candle was a Christmas gift from my sweet…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    New FUN stuff…

    Hello Everybody!! I am super excited to bring an old blog feature to my website!! Waaaaay back in the “day” I used to do a monthly post … “It started with a $1” I have to admit, I miss it! Sooooo, starting on February 1, I will be adding this back to my rotation of fun crafty plans!! Here is how it used to work, I find items that cost $1, garage sales, dollar store finds and resale shops treasures. Take that and put my Stampin’ Up! touch to it! Any questions?? How about a special sneak peek at one now? This one started with a dollar store find. Well,…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    It has been too long since we have done a challenge… Soooo, for the CASE the designer.. We used almost ALL Sale-a-Bration items… full list below! Steffi went with a flow of color… loved that! In keeping with that and wanting to use that. Ute Small Bloom Punch is how I started out! Then add in the Coffee and Cards crew for some added touches! Check the video either on FaceBook or on YouTube, here. The crew decided Crumb cake should be the base and added some Craft Whisper White Ink! Where?? Well, the flowers are stamped in white and the geometric pattern too! Soooo, much fun just in a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sorry….

    Getting ready for Stamp Camp! Ohh so much fun and all new product.. have you joined us at a stamp camp yet?? Make up day for this camp is Monday! Call me if you want or get added! Join the live tooo! Did you know that I can not say share of Facebook?? Yup, so I now say.. If you learned anything, help other learn too! Meaning share! And win a prize too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • Retreat

    2020 Spring Retreat

    Sign up Today! Saturday, March 21 9am to 8pm Are you looking for a fun crafting day?? How about a day that you can laugh, snack and the calories don’t count?? okay maybe but .. Here is what is planned so far.. Goodie bag and pillow gifts ALL day! Raffle prizes 8 make n take’s Table space …bring a friend or two! Add on class, 4 cards two of them are fancy folds. ($20) Product store Lunch and Dinner, water, coffee and tea. K-cup on site also. LOTS of ways to get raffle tickets too. Still have questions… LET ME KNOW!! Want to secure your spot, contact me! ASAP space…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Fairs / Events,  Uncategorized

    Another Bingo WIN!

    Peaceful Poppies DSP is paired with Best Dressed Stamp Set. This was the first card the Bingo girls created. Remember the cute boxes? The Sheer Linen ribbon was in that decorated box. In addition this everyone WON this prize. It is always fun to win, so we started off this way! One poor lady took forever to get her BINGO, but finally! Continuing the win was this Fabulous sentiment! Seee, fabulous way to start the day. Yes, a whole spool of ribbon!! You know you want to join us for the next Stampin’ Bingo! Sunday August 16 my home studio! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • blog hop,  Home Decor

    Poppy’s for Blog Hop SU Home Decor

    Welcome, Thanks for Hopping. Happy you could join us for a fun adventure. Have you read our ‘Statement of the Heart”? This beautiful magnet was a gift from my friend and fellow Stampin’ Sister, Christine Bertram. I have been trying to find a home for it. Above all that did it justice. Here is what I did… This is a galvanized, round “tray” measuring 6 inches. The acrylic Statement of the Heart magnet…… SNAPPED right on!! WOOOHOOO! But now…What?? Of course wanting to use something from the NEW 2020 Mini Catalog….hummm?? Meet my Oriental Poppy, let me just tell you this beauty is in my from yard every spring! And…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fluffy blue jay and medicine

    Okay, so due to the blog hop on Tuesday things are shuffled a little bit. I sure hope that is alright with you guys?? The temperature tanked last night. Sure happy that the feeders were full! This poor Blue Jay was patiently waiting his turn. To be honest though.. I surely hope that we get more snow then this. Ohhh, I know you don’t want to hear that….not sorry! After being sick last week … and going to the doctor… medication on board now and feeling almost back to normal! Just need a little more sleep. Thank you for all your well wishes! Ohhhh soo excited for the blog hop…

  • Coffee and Cards

    1/18 Coffee and Cards

    Did you miss the live?? Check it out on YouTube here! Her is what started this whole thing. Grab your Sale-a-Bration booklet go to page 7. Note the list of Project Uses List.. Peaceful Moments Stamp Set -151595 Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 131197 Subtles Cardstock – 146978 Whisper White Cardstock – 100730 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad – 147096 Multipurpose Glue – 110755 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Sooooo, we only use the above and one of two FREE items 1) Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins combo pack – 152314… 2) Lily Impressions DSP – 152284. Which would you pick? There is just one more to add … I was thinking that…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Hello Sunshine

    I promised Stampin’ Bingo cards… this was one of three. Have you gotten the new Under my Umbrella bundle (153786). I am grateful that Korine loaned me hers! I love our team! Thank you again Korine! Using this set was a clue to the grand prize winner, just saying. The umbrellas and background paper is from Lily Impression DSP, FREE with a $50 purchase. Congratulations Paula! We even played a little with the Stampin’ Blends. I loved adding the flowers to the open umbrella and adding just a little more color to the flowers with the Poppy Parade dark and also Frost White Shimmer Paint. I sure hope you can…

  • Team Meeting

    Team Meeting

    Looking for a discount?? Would you like to be able to get items before EVERYONE else?? Join us for this months Team meeting tonight, Thursday, at Christos in Plymouth. Although you do not need to attend this meeting to ask your questions! Call Me! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Subscribe and get FREE

    Did you know that when you do a prepaid subscription that you qualify for FREE items from Sale-a-Bration booklet? It is true!! Did you have a few items from Sale-a-Bration on your list?? A 6 month subscription gets you TWO (level 1 $50) or ONE (level 2 $100). Need help figuring this WHOLE thing out?? I can lead you in the right direction!! Let me help you! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • blog hop,  sneak peek

    Home Decor SU Style

    Join me Tuesday, January 21 for a Blog Hop that will give you bunches of home decor ideas! All include Stampin’ Up! Product! What is a blog hop you ask? I will post a home deco item and in my post I will have a link to another blog. That one has a home decor item and another link. You will “hop” from blog to blog until you make it back to me. It could be as many as 20 different Blogs. DANG, that is a lot of different ideas! WooooHoooo Working on my project already… see you tomorrow Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Bright orb, drive thru and lap cat

    Can someone please, remind me what that super bright thing is in the sky!! I sure wish I could see more of it. Wow, it sure was gray and gloomy. That day was a great walking day. I could actually feel my batteries recharging. Uugghh, shortly lived I am afraid. Fingers crossed tomorrow!! I know not the best picture. Thankful that the chickens have been locked up! This Red Shoulder Hawk has vacationed here before. Joe even saw her try to catch something from the pond. Today I was super worried! One of the chickens got out between my legs while I was feeding them. Phew, she hurried back in!…

  • Fairs / Events

    2020 Spring Stampin’ Bingo

    Did you see that I had a Stampin’ Bingo event?? Ohhh sooo much fun and the PRIZES!! Every prize was NEW from the 2020 Occasions catalog or Sale-a-Bration catalog. Everyone won at least two prizes! What you are seeing is the prizes all packed and waiting to be WON! The top photo and this photo include the Sale-a-Bration Lily Impressions (152284). This is FREE with a $50 product purchase. The sentiment used on all 5 prizes is from the Peaceful Poppies Suite (153938). Ohhh, that flower die above is too! The last prize was the BIG one! A Bundle! Yes, a bundle! The more people the more prizes! You will…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    1/11 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Emmerson!! My niece is celebrating her birthday today and asked for a “pop up” card. Yes, she sure is my niece! I am thinking this is not what she was thinking of, but Pop Up it sure is! Do you see that NEW and FREE DSP?? Lily Impressions is what it is called and yes FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50. And if you check out my video, I am sure you can find SOMETHING that you can NOT live without!?!Hahaha All these butterflies are usually all connected. Prior to going live I fussy cut them all so we would have more time to see more of…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Stamp Camp/class

    Perennial Birthday Folder

    Here is the second project from Girls Night. Do you have a tough time keeping track of birthday?? I sure do. Yes, there are apps for that and yes there are calender’s for that … BUT.. This is just so much more FUN!! This PDF will be included with the Talented Tutorial Team bundle for all purchases made over $40. WoooHooo!! However, I will admit that the months are from a retired set. (yes, sadly, and I am sorry). In addition to the retired months, the “lined” paper is not cardstock. Wanting to be able to add to the backside. I love the front though. My favorites butterflies in Crumb…

  • Girls Night,  Masculine Cards,  Technique

    Catch of the Day for Girl’s Night Birthday

    Let’s talk Girls Night! Making a Masculine Birthday and the Perennial Birthday “booklet”, which we will talk about tomorrow.. So much fun creating your own DSP (designer series paper). Here was the hardest part, what colors to pick? Hummmm. Finally settled on Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake. Each attendee was given a 4 by 11 sheet of Whisper White. Now, how to get started….. my suggestion is to start with the biggest image first! These are all pretty much the same, BUT I choose the “fish basket”, using Crumb Cake ink. Be sure to leave room you can ALWAYS add. The coastal Cabana and hat were next. Lastly,…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    New items…

    I was sooooo excited to read this!! You now can order cutting plates for your die cutting machine. I can add that to your next order. Are you as excited as me? WooooHoooo! Similarly, you can add the Embossing Folder Plate! Have not gotten any of the new 3D embossing folders, yet?? Ohhh, you will love them! However this plate is a MUST! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Snow and…

    A couple weeks ago we had a different kind of “kitty” up on the porch sniffing for food. Happy that we pick up the food dishes at night. But this Opossum apparently ventured out after the snow. On my walks this week I have been searching for all the different types of leaves. This Oak leaf is a new one to me. I was SUPER excited to find it. I wonder what I will find next time! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sale-a-Bration

    Ohhhh, the extras during Sale-a-Bration!! Have you thought about making a little extra $$? Discounts, Have you thought about that yet?? Have you thought about finding things out first? How about the stamping Friends you could make?? Have you thought about all the bonuses my team members get?? I can help answers your questions.. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    1/4 Coffee and Cards – Lets Peak!

    Sooooo, after looking (and drooling) over all the new stamps, ribbon, rhinestones and DSP that I have “collected” so far. We used the new Hostess set for Sale-a-Bration “Little Ladybugs” (152384). I miss spoke in the video this morning your party total needs to be $300 to get this set. This morning I said $150. SORRY!! Wink of Stella to blend in the wing color! I colored the white sequins with the Highland Heather Dar Blend. Want to see how that Whisper White Ribbon was changed this way?? Check out the YouTube video! Or you can head over to the Facebook page and watch it there too! In addition to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Smile with a tissue…

    You can SMILE using the 2019-2021 In-Color DSP pack (149617) and the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118). I would like to brighten your day by walking you through how to make these super cute pocket tissue holders. I sure hope you love thee as much as I do. Wouldn’t a sick friend just love one of these?? Here is a reminder of the measurements and scores. Thick Whisper White 4 x 8, DSP 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 Score with 8″ (long) across the top 1/2 – 1 1/4 – 3 1/4 – 4 The pocket tissue pack just fits inside. No worries it will…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stampin’ Bingo SAB style

    Join me for a fun Sunday afternoon of Bingo and Stamping. Sunday, January 12 at 1pm central (Knox)/2pm eastern (Plymouth). We will be stamping cards and winning prizes. 5 games of bingo for prizes, but no one leaves empty handed. There are only 12 spots available so contact me right away to secure your spot. Last day to sign up is Jan 3. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Let’s Celebrate 2020

    Happy New Year!! I am still working on that Night Before Christmas (150437) DSP. Just like in Coffee and Cards on Saturday. Using up all that beautiful paper. Did you know that I do not have a Happy New Year stamp?? WHAT?? I know, right! But working a little bit of magic… Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618) has a “LET’S CELEBRATE YOU”. All you do is “mask” off the “you” and Ta-Duh! To be honest though all I did was ink only the two words I wanted. Easy enough, but took two tries. WIN But the “2020” was a different story. Pulled out the Make a Difference (146676) stamp set. Yes,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Christmas recap and Last warm day…

    Ohhhh looks good doesn’t it?? Well, Joe worked on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Our Christmas celebration was moved to Thursday night. Starting with this Roast that I know I should not have bought. However, you only live once, right? The carrots and potatoes where cooked in with that meat. Can you say YUMMMMM? After that we moved on to gifts. Joe and I decided only to do stocking stuffers. Yeah, that did not work to well. I did get a few things in my stocking. Joe had a pretty full one too. However, I thing this one is my favorite… Now if you do not know me… I am…

  • Challenges,  Happy Birthday

    Winter Birthday for a Challenge

    It was my Mom’s Birthday Saturday. shhhh, don’t tell her because she has not gotten her card yet. This card is doubling as this weeks Global Design Project challenge card. This challenge is for two weeks, due to the holidays. Not wanting to forget to get my entry in, this worked out perfect! The colors do make a perfect Christmas card, but Mom loves the evergreens. Remember the “Window”?? That is why it needed to be the Beautiful Boughs Dies (150661). Once again, adding the Ice Stampin’ Glitter and the Shimmer Crystal Effects. The ‘snow’ in the background is from the Peaceful Boughs (150541 b-153033) Stamp set or bundle is…