• Masculine Cards,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Forever Forest and Trusty Tools sentiment

    Forever Forest and Trusty Tools I know that I shared a card the other day with Forever Forest. However this Forever Forest and Trusty Tools for the sentiments. I know, I know I have used this color combo before too. Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green with a touch of white. Question for you … Do you have your Father’s Day cards done?? I love adding in layers to the sentiments. The Lemon Lime Twist with the flag sides works perfectly for the Linen Thread ‘bow’. I do not think that you can tell, but the stamped trees on the front are Heat Embossed in clear. I sure hope…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Light Trees and Critters on the homestead

    Light Trees and Critters on the homestead You really never know what is going to happen around here. Seriously!!! This week is about However, there is a lot to share this week, Light Trees and Critters on the homestead. After finishing up the end caps on the entrance to the house. I wanted to add a little extra something. Well, both Rocky and Susan did just that. For my Birthday I was given two of these beautiful solar lights. Thank you ladies!! I am excited to share that I have finally gotten three of the trees planted from some bare roots that I ordered. First up was the Paper Birch…

  • Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Fragrant Forest and Forever Forest in green

    Fragrant Forest and Forever Forest More Father’s Day ideas today. Using Fragrant Forest and Forever Forest forth is card idea. Yes, a little ripping too. I do not know about you, but I struggle a bit with guy cards. No, seriously. I know that I am not alone. So I wanted to try the Fragrant Forest background stamp. The next struggle is colors. I love using greens for guy cards. For this one, Mossy Meadow and a touch of Old Olive. My Dad likes a more antique look that is why I ripped the edges. The sentiment is from the Trusty Tools stamp set. Humm, I wonder why I did…

  • Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Trusty Tools Fun Fold from Library and YouTube.

    Trusty Tools Fun Fold I tried to be ahead of the game this year… I have been making guy cards for weeks now… Did you see the Trusty Tools Fun Fold?? Well, I did a video so do not worry I will share the link below. I love this tool box. It reminds me of one that my grandfather had. How about you?? I would love to have one similar. Humm?? Do you think I could make one? That is a thought. Anyway, as you can see that I turned on regular fold from the library class into a fun fold. Now, please be sure to subscribe to my channel,…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Stamp and Dies Bundles Extra 10% off

    Stamp and Dies Bundles Extra Starting TODAY!!! Stamp and Dies Bundles Extra 10% off AND Machines too!! To say the least, I am EXCITED!! You will not want to miss out on the bundle that you want!! Reminder, there are no back orders. The shopping link is the photo above. I wanted to be sure that you know that there are a few bundles that are already on low inventory. Countryside Birdhouse, Translucent Florals and Textured Floral. There are two that will not be back in until the end of the month. Simple Zinnias and Spotlight on Nature. I will be sure to advise ASAP when I see things back…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Planting flowers and a Cute Kitty this week

    Planting flowers and a Cute Kitty Happy Beginning of the week. This weekend has been kinda crazy. How about you?? Between Stamp camp and trying to get the grass cut. Dang it was super high. There are still some areas that we need to get the tractor done to complete. Phew, Planting flowers and a Cute Kitty are what I will share this week. There are several more colorful spots to talk about. Including this photo. I do not remember if I shared the trouble I had with this ‘nesting box’ planter. The baskets that I had that fit were NOT deep enough. Even for one plant. After some thinking,…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Last Call May DDD Online or Mail Class

    Last Call May DDD Online Here is the Last Call May DDD Online or Mail Class. We have a bunch of new ephemera kits and thought this would be a great way to test it out!! Here is what you will get…. There are four sheets in each of the Mix and Match sets. Plus you will get some dies cut shapes for loads of layering. How Much?? You get all of the above and the instructions all for $23 (shipping extra). I sure hope that you will join me for this fun class. If you have ANY questions please let me know… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor

    3D Thursday Altered Dollar Tree Sign

    3D Thursday Altered Dollar Tree You guys are in for a treat…. You get three different projects today!! WooHOOO!! What are we doing?? Well, 3D Thursday Altered Dollar Tree items. We all have different ones and I hope you enjoy all three. I am kinda sad though because this will be out last one until August?? I think. Here is the sign that I wanted to start with. However, please note that they have very similar sizes. Yes, it was from Christmas. No instructions either, BUT, you can ask any questions!! I used Basic Beige to cover the sign, for a clean look. Super excited to share that the mini…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Bugs Kitties and LOTS of Flowers this week.

    Bugs Kitties and LOTS of Flowers Our first bug is a Bee, a huge bumblebee actually. I love seeing them buzzz around all the flowers. This one was found in the wildflower patch out front. This week I have soo much to share that I had to do a photo collage so that you could see all the Bugs Kitties and LOTS of Flowers. Paula tells me that butterflies are bugs. However, I beg to differ. I feel they are in a class all their own. What do you think?? This one is very happy on a little bit of clover. It was out on the extension property. So glad…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Masculine Cards

    Red White and Blue Grateful card.

    Red White and Blue Grateful Did you know that I do a Then and Now card idea?? What is it?? Well, I have over 10 different card ideas from 2010 that I thought would be fun to see how we can recreate them with Now, current items. This card was from March and the Red White and Blue Grateful is perfect for this weekend. However, I thought it would be a fun idea for a guy card too. Thoughts?? So the card on my iPad is the card from 2010. Do you remember when we had the two different sized rollers?? Ohhh yes that ‘hero – courage’ was on a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies Here we are another week gone from May. There is so much to do and SO much that still needs to be done. Joe has been home and you know how that goes… distractions and laughs. Yes, laughs… because of all the silly things that have happened. Rain and more Rain add in a little travel. I am bummed because I forgot to get a photo of the amazing orange iris that started to bloom on Friday. I forgot about that color!! And she is a beauty. However, this above photo was AMAZING!! I heard the bee. Although I could not see it. It was…

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Hey There Latte Love Fun Fold card idea

    Hey There Latte Love Are you needing an easy fun fold. I am loving the Little Latte Suite, for the Hey There Latte Love card. I bet you are shocked by that. NOT!! Ohhh, and there is a video on this one too. I will say that there is some fussy cutting. Why??? Because those cups needed to be added to the side/inside of this card. There is a die cut for the cup tops. However, the front three are fussy cut. Wanted to be sure to share a few different pages so that you can see all the different designs. I can see this as a possible Father’s Day…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Free Shipping Next Tuesday, orders over $75

    Free Shipping Next Tuesday I love when we get great notice on stuff! Today is that day! Free Shipping Next Tuesday on orders over $75. So if you have a list now is the time to get your orders ready! However, I also feel the need to remind you about…. Get an extra $82 FREE! When you join the shopping club. This way you get new In-Colors and $125 worth of product that YOU pick! Seriously this is an AMAZING deal. No, you do not need to do what I do. Shop, and get a minimum discount of 20% on all of your orders.. hang out with the Inky Whisper…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday FREE Tutorial

    Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday I am excited for this weeks, Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday . This is my last week before our summer break. Ohhh, wait that is not true… We are doing a blog hop later this month…. That is one you are not going to want to miss!! Ready for a look?? Here we go… I shared my idea with Joe. I also told him that I was doing some Paper engineering. He looked at me like I was crazy, haha. You mean like a train engineer, Geeez. (Dad I did add this story for you!!) Anyway, I have been doing some things with this stamp…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Date Change All about the Guys class

    Date Change All about the Guys Happy Tuesday!! Please make a NOTE that there is a date change for the All about the Guys class. I was able to sign up for a craft fair for this exact day. I know that it is a Holiday weekend and there were several that could not make it. I sure hope that this helps!! All the rest of the information is the same. The new date is Saturday, June 1 You will find all of that HERE!! I am very excited about this class and hope that you can join me now. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties Flowers Trees and a Project this week.

    Kitties Flowers Trees and a Project Welcome back to another week on the homestead. This week I have Kitties Flowers Trees and a Project. There are two constants here. As always, Kitties and isn’t there always a Project?? It sure feels like it. I want to be sure that everyone had an amazing Mother’s Day also!! As you can see from the first photo… Henry, Wayne and Joe decided to put the stereo speakers in the family room windows. I will say that It was nice working out back and having some great tunes!! Flowers We have moved on from Daffodils and Tulips to Irises. I was bummed because I…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all I wanted to pop is and with ALL the Mom’s the best day ever!! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s!! You know that I will be spending it in my favorite way… out in the garden. I went to see my Mom yesterday. I was super happy to get to spend time with her. I brought her some goodies and know that she will have a good day. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Mystery Card Night

    May 2024 Mystery Card Night, plenty of time!!

    May 2024 Mystery Card Night You know that I can savor a secret. Plus, hold off on opening a box, right?? YES, I love a good fun fold too. Join me for the May 2024 Mystery Card Night, there is plenty of time yet to get in on the card making. You can catch the replay… HERE!! Are you new?? Well, you are in luck! We love fun folds around here. We do a new one every month for Mystery Card Night. The cuts get posted on both FB and YT. You can get them here. I hope that you enjoy this fold as much as I did. I look…

  • In-Colors

    Introducing the 24-26 In Colors and comparisons

    Introducing the 24-26 In Colors and comparisons Join me for a look at all five of our new colors. I am Introducing the 24-26 In Colors and comparisons with other colors that you should be familiar with… Peach Pie I will be going in alphabetical order… Do not want to offend any of these amazing colors, hahaha!! Although there are MANY different colors… I wanted to try and give you an idea of the true colors and compare things that I thought would be similar. I started this one is Pumpkin Pie, I felt that this was the perfect darker version of Peach Pie. And as you can see I…

  • Uncategorized

    Kcup holder from Sherri for 3D Thursday

    Kcup holder from Sherri for 3D Here is a GREAT idea from Sherri this week. The Kcup holder from Sherri for 3D Thursday. What a great office gift to bring a smile. I use these for fun craft fair ideas too. Guys, be sure to leave some love for Sherri over on the 3D Thursday page. This is her last post with us, she will be missed!! See what I mean. How about a coffee, tea or hot chocolate lover?? It really would be perfect. The Little Latte Love suite is so dang cute. I have been using it, PLUS I used it for the Birthday Bash. Which I am…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    All about the Guys Stamp Camp, join me!

    All about the Guys Stamp Camp With June coming including Father’s Day around the corner.I figured that we needed a fun All about the Guys Stamp Camp to celebrate! Join me for a day of fun and stamping! We will be making four cards and a gift card holder. Sentiments? Well, there will be options. You know how I love options! Here is what you need to know… for $25 or FREE with a $40 purchase you will be making four cards with different bundles/stamps, including envelopes! Plus, a super fun gift card holder. Yes, muffin cookies are included! Want to join me? Either email, text or call me by…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fun News Flowers and Bricks in the garden

    Fun News Flowers and Bricks Ohhhh, it has been a week. The weather has been amazing… Yes, we have had some raid, however, my plants are much happier!! Today I have Fun News Flowers and Bricks in the garden. Starting off with a Tree Frog that decided it wanted to hang out on the screen off the family room. It was driving the kitties crazy too. Hahaha. Yes, It is totally that time of year… Flowers… I found two of these hanging baskets when Kim and I went to one of the local greenhouses. Thank you for joining me Kim!! Yes we found several treasures AND I did get Mother’s…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twila and 3D Thursday Gum or Gift Card

    Twila and 3D Thursday Gum Happy Thursday everyone… Today Twila and 3D Thursday Gum or Gift Card holder. Which would you use it for?? I am thinking both?? Maybe? I like this idea because it really could be used for so many things.. ENJOY!!! Do you see what I mean?? I think I am going to use these for Graduation gift card holders. Decorate them with what that person likes. It can be ANY color and ANY paper. I think that you could do a couple different kinds of closures too. This one the flower seals it. However, you could use Velcro or even a Magnet depending on how you…

  • In-Colors,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Shopping Club Join Special 24-26 InColors.

    Shopping Club Join Special Are looking for not only a great deal but a way to continue to save $$?? The Shopping Club Join Special with the 24-26 In Colors for FREE might be what you are looking for. Here is what you get… All of the above for the same $99 and FREE shipping too!! The above is a value of $207 (plus $22.77 shipping savings). Dang that is a deal. Do you love all of the new colors?? Have the ‘Want it all’ mentality?? Well now you can get lots more for your money. Ohhh but wait there is more!! You also get a minimum of 20% off…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Greenhouse Blooming Flowers and Kitties.

    Greenhouse Blooming Flowers and Kitties This week has been fun… Of course it was my birthday on Sunday. But I have a ton for you this week. Including a Greenhouse Blooming Flowers and Kitties of course! Starting with a trip to the greenhouse and of course a cold snap. So I pulled up my little greenhouse to put on the porch. Worked like a charm. So very happy that I had it. There are many many new perennials inside. Can you see them?? Yes, several have flowers too. I know, not all are blooming, however, that apple is gorgeous!! I bloomed all through the cold snap and still today while…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse tutorial

    Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse Guys, you get Birdhouses two weeks in a row. I am super excited to share Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse. I sure hope that you will leave Darla some love over on fb. Without further ado… Looks simple enough, right?? Well, just wait. Some Timber 3D embossing folder, wish I would have thought of that, last week, hahaha. I can tell you that I LOVE this suite. Anyway back to Darla. All of these dies are included in the Country Birdhouse dies. I love how Darla colored her bluebird. Grab your Stampin’ Blends. Ready for the side view?? See what I mean. No do not…

  • blog hop,  Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop

    Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop Welcome hoppers!! Today for the Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop I wanted to make a card that used mostly stuff from the box. I only added Lost Lagoon and Basic Beige cardstock. Using not only the envelope flap for the pocket… the champagne foil for the deckled circle. I did fussy cut the butterfly body to separate it from the layer piece. Trim off the sentiment and use that on the inside. Why?? Because there is a TON going on for the front, right?? Back to the butterfly. I also used one of the loose butterflies for a backer on the BIG one.…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    April 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Flowering Zinnias

    April 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Here we go… All you want and need to know about this online class. The April 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Flowering Zinnias has a ton to offer!! What do I mean?? Well, You get cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments. Plus you can add on this AWESOME stamp set to complete the cards as instructed. Here is what you kit will include… How much does it all cost?? Although this one has extra cardstock, the cost is still low… Total $17 (shipping extra $5). Curious about the cards?? Well be sure to check out my live Wednesday Night. I will be sharing the cards. Yes,…