• Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby.

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby Today I wish to say… Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby, Joe. As all married couples we have had tough times. However we have had some GREAT times too. I am happy to say that YES, there have been more great times! Sweetie, Happy Birthday! Guys, he made me promise that I would not have any big fan fair. That means no parties, not card requests and NO cake. What the HECK. Well, he did not say I could not say anything here… haha. I know you join me in wishing him a wonderful day. Check back tomorrow for his birthday card. Hugs and…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Another October week on the Homestead

    Another October week on the Homestead Here we are another October week on the Homestead. It was a good haul in the egg department. The girls have been laying all kinds of beautiful colored eggs. There are dark brown, medium brown light brown, white, green and one blue. Here in Northern Indiana the temperatures have started to drop. So there are a few succulents that needed to come inside. However, that was not all. The two hibiscus trees too. Thankfully the plant lights were ready to be turned on with a quick tap on the app. Next up is.. I added to my succulents this year. Which means more plants…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    Second October Girl’s Night card, using Penguin Place.

    Second October Girl’s Night Here is the cutest second October Girl’s Night card, I think to date! Ohh, these penguins are just so stinkin’ cute. Yes, there is three, wait for the story… the one down in front was the original sample. The top left was supposed to be the online changed up one. However, with the change in orientation I messed up stamping the inside piece. Hey, it happens, right! No one wanted to see that inside go to the bits n pieces container so we made a third one. All of these added something which each addition. Can you see the adds? Let’s read it down by card……

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    First October Girl’s Night card, using Forever Greenery

    First October Girl’s Night Here is the first October Girl’s Night card. Using fall colors and Forever Greenery stamp set. To recreate this beauty you will need Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks. The original sample is on the right. The card on the left was the recreation for our online class. You guys know how I love to change things up! This is a closer look at the online version. We added a loop of Linen Thread under our punched out sentiment. Additionally we shifted the card to a tall version. I have to admit that I love this version. Not only because of the…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    October Ding Dong Ditch reminder

    Just a quick reminder to get on my list for the October Ding Dong Ditch. Check the full post here. This one has LOADS of options too. As the month is already winding down… Sign up closes for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack ends on Saturday, October 30. Get all the information here. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Can you believe it is FINALLY here! Flash Sale!

    Can you believe it is FINALLY here…. I know it has only been a couple day, but Can you believe it is FINALLY here? The one day sale of all sales. 15% off stamps. No matter how big or small the order! Here is another thing to think about… it applies to Starter kits too! Seriously, any of the 80 stamp sets on the below list. that could be an extra stamp set when your purchase $100. Hummm, is t that how much the starter kit costs? So on Wednesday, not only do you get an extra $25 ($125 total product). If your purchase from this list you can add…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New Sister and of course kitties being kitties.

    New Sister and of course kitties. A New Sister and of course kitties. I am super excited to share that Betty has joined the Inky Whisper Sisters. Saturday was her very first team meeting. Welcome and Congratulations sweetie. We look forward to a lot of Shenanigans! This week has been full of kitties. The cooler temperatures have changed the napping locations. In addition to that leaving my bag from class last week and now become amother napping location. Clyde claimed to want to help with FB post. However decided he was comfy and sleepy (first photo). Big News The last photos is Logan helping me feed Junior. I was so…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class

    You must know a few things to keep in mind.

    You must know a few things You must know a few things, that I think might be important. As one procrastinator to I hope not another. I want to make a few things easier for you this upcoming season. Paper Pumpkin is a great option. The November kit is geared towards treats or tags. However, I can promise you that I will be using a few for cards. Sooo, with that being said cards with this cute snowman is a must!! There are three different designs and three of each. That is nice super easy, and ohhh so dang cute cards. Deadline for this is November 10. Sign up here.…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack 20 cards with extras.

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Here is what you have been waiting for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. In today’s post you will find out ALL that you get, need to know and when. I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering a choice. Yes, you know that I like to give choices. However, lets talk about the basics. The in person event is at the Flutter by Studio on Saturday November 20, starting at 1 pm central time. The online event will be Wednesday November 24 at 6:30 pm (facebook live). I will supply all the parts and pieces for 20 cards. Yes, there will be PDF ($10 if you just want to get the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Cute Halloween Treat idea using an old 3D Thursday.

    Cute Halloween Treat idea Ohh Sooo, Cute Halloween Treat idea from a 3D Thursday tutorial. In case you missed this one here is the link for the tutorial. I have done up a few of these now. I want to tell you it really is super easy. And it really can be for ANYTHING!! The inside is a lot larger then you would think. With that being said however, it is not big enough for a gift card. It does however hold A LOT of candy, lip balm fits, Tic Tac’s and Stampin’ Spots too. Now, tell me what you think about using Flirty Flamingo for Halloween?? I was not…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    November Paper Pumpkin Peek, soo cute!

    November Paper Pumpkin Peek OHHH MY, November Paper Pumpkin Peek. That is all I can say… Ohhhh Myyy! Tags, Treats and cards ohh my. I love how versatile this kit is going to be! Now, let me say this kit is marketed as a treat package kit. However, do you see what I see?? I would bet that it could be a tag and then double the counts. Same thing with this kit if you make cards. Okay, okay I do not know ALL of this for sure! Although experience has shown me and all of us that if nothing else you can make it what you want and NEED.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties, need Wood and Decor on the homestead.

    Kitties, need Wood and Decor Starting with this one, even with the reflection, Kitties need Wood and Decor. I just got done doing a live and had to take the picture. Cuddle has not been up in the Treehouse for some time. I am happy to see that she has been spending more time up there as of late. No she is not pregnant, fixed in June. I believe that she is fighting come inside. We will see in time. Yes, she comes in for the overnight, however out during the day. Even still they run run run and then this….. just plain POOPED out. It sure is funny to…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    A Second September Paper Pumpkin Alternative.

    A Second September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Here is a second September Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This one is a little more silly, fun and cute even! OMG, a punch art Turkey. Here is what you will need… Layering Circle dies. Penguin Builder punch Eyes, google or pearls even. Using the three trimmed tabs from the treats in a color of your choosing. Two tabs from an alternative color. Pick how large you wish your turkey is going to be. I picked the second, third and fifth smallest scalloped circles. Two in Early Espresso and the middle to match the back three tabs. I choose that color for the cardbase as well.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Uncategorized

    Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip.

    Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip. You guys know I love giving things to my friends, including Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip. I had two roomies, so I could no resist giving these super cute “bags”. These were originally made in Mystery Card Night back in September. That one however had handles. This one I left them off. Each one was made in a color that I knew they would love. Misty Moonlight Cardstock. This one was for Karissa, she loves blue. Remember we made those post it note holders in a Wednesday night class. There was some soap, hand sanitizer and of course candies in each of the…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    September Paper Pumpkin Alternative first idea.

    September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ohhh I am loving this September Paper Pumpkin Alternative AND the whole kit. Those pumpkin and gourd treat holders. So much fall fun to be had! I can not take total credit for this one. There was an alternative idea on the back of the directions. We started there, added some leaves, cut up the wrapped wire, Tah-DA Some of the leaves are from the Kit itself. The three Crumb Cake ones are fussy cut and added to the front to match the inside. Adding in a cardbase in Crumb Cake and a Pumpkin Pie layer. The four panels are pieces of the treat packaging cut…

  • Prizes

    The Winners of a Sensational Sale-a-Bration.

    The Winners of a Sensational Sale-a- Bration I am so excited to share the two monthly Winners of a Sensational Sale-a-Bration. Our Grand Prize winner has not yet gotten her prize. You know that I will sure share that happy smiling face as soon as I get it. Let’s start off with the August winner… Say hello and congratulations to Janice. I was so excited when her name came up on the “wheel of names”. She had this bundle on her wish list. Congratulations to you sweetie! Here is our September winner. Say hello and congratulations to Sherri. She was soo surprised when I popped by to bring her her…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Big Shopping possibilities starting on Wednesday…

    Big Shopping possibilities starting I know, I know with all that is going on a Big Shopping possibilities starting is some great news! The clearance rack is getting refreshed. However that is not all! There is a new kit from the Kit Collection that you WILL NOT want to miss out on! Here is a peek at the Kit and there is a fun add on too! These great treat bags! I love the holiday theme on the bags don’t you! So cute! Here is the new shopping link to make it easier.. link Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Junior, baby, Fall is approaching on the Homestead.

    Junior, baby, Fall is approaching Today is about Junior, baby, Fall is approaching here on the Hamscher Homestead. Junior decided he was going to check out the view from my new bench. Cuddles was on the bench this last weekend also. Apparently they give the bench a big thumbs up! This “baby” snake was found trying to keep warm on the porch earlier this week. Joe actually found it while feeding Junior late night. I can tell you that the concrete was warm, no I was not wearing shoes. It did not budge! A new fall decoration came alive this last week. Using some odds and ends that I had…

  • Craft Room

    End of World Cardmaking Day, so much fun!

    End of World Cardmaking Day Thank you to those that were able to stop by, make a card, hangout, have snacks and enjoy all that was today! I am grateful for the time we get together. I am also grateful for the common interest that we all share. Tonight I am honored by the love you give me EVERY time we are together. Thank you! I look forward to our next day of shenanigans! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    October Ding Dong Ditch, here we go…

    October Ding Dong Ditch I can NOT believe we are ready for the October Ding Dong Ditch already. HOLY COW. I have loads of options this month too!! This month is featuring the Painted Season Suite of products. I did this as a display for a Stampin’ Up! event and fell in love!! Here is all the information. Okay, here is where things get started. Your basic Ding Dong Ditch, Painted Christmas DSP, cardstock and ribbon. All for $19 which also included PDF instructions for four card ideas. Shipping to you is additional. You can add on ($26) the Christmas to Remember Stamp set, which is used on EVERY card.…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Saturday is World Cardmaking Day, join me?

    Saturday is World Cardmaking Day I love October second for a couple reasons. First it is my parents wedding anniversary. Yup, they have been married 56 years. Dang that is a super long time to put up with one persons $hit. I know I am sorry but it really is fitting. Goodness know there is a ton of ups, downs and regular times amongst all those years. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! The second reason I love October second is because it is World Cardmaking Day! What is that? Pretty much what is says. A reason to get together, make some cards, have some laughs and snacks because there is…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration, two inspiration ideas.

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration Ohhh, my goodness, Last day for Sale-a-Bration and the Summer Shadows dies. Both of the card ideas in this post are from August’s Mystery Card Night. I would love for you to join us on Friday October 8th for the next one. I have a facebook group called Mystery Card Night and Games (<<== link). Anyway, the stamped flowers are from Shaded Summer, remember it was a Ding Dong Ditch featured stamp set. The Flower and vellum leaves that are the center piece of this card are from the Sale-a-Bration dies. They are FREE with a $100. Yes, you heard right. FREE one of my favorite…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sale-a-Bration is almost over, two days left.

    Sale-a-Bration is almost over Yes, really, Sale-a-Bration is almost over, there are just two short days left. Only two days left to get your FREE items. And only two short days left to get your raffle entries for the Making Sale-a-Bration every more Sensational prizes. Lastly, only two days left to Join the Inky Whisper Sisters and get one of the above bundle for FREE. Please reach out if you have ANY questions. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Did you know that you get a FREE Paper Pumpkin (not this one) when you join?? How cool is that?

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip to Michigan.

    Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip This week is all about Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip to Michigan for me. Up first is Fall decorations. Joe was home this time. He was shocked how quick it all comes together. I was short a few things that needed to be picked up later in the week. However, that was put on the back burner due to my pending trip. Here is the last thing that I did. Grabbing one of the oak rounds that Joe cut several weeks ago. Needing a riser for is I grabbed one of the shorter limbs that I cut a couple weeks ago. That is where it…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Technique

    Need a reason to get September Ding Dong Ditch??

    get September Ding Dong Ditch Are you needing another reason to get September Ding Dong Ditch?? Well, you are in luck here is a beauty!! You will need the Beauty of Friendship bundle. A few other things too, Water Painters, Watercolor Paper and the Soft Pastels. I have been asked to share a few watercolor technique ideas. I had the Soft Pastels but have not had a chance to play with them until this live. So much fun!! Which would like to make?? The first to me is the summer version. The second could be either Spring or Fall. hummm, I am going to got with Fall. I have to…

  • Fairs / Events

    Creative Convention with these two and more!

    Creative Convention with these two. Ohhh yes, Creative Convention with these two, beautiful amazing ladies. So much fun, ideas and you guessed it … Shenanigans! We are sure having fun… Stamping, Laughing, AND redesigning all of our cards. Hahaha. We really are learning things too. I really am excited to share the projects and upcoming ideas! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Here is an AMAZING way to get started with your Christmas cards.

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Day two Paper Pumpkin August alternatives.

    Day two Paper Pumpkin Here we are, Day two Paper Pumpkin alternatives. All three of these are different. However, I will admit this one is my favorite! I know, I know big shocker. This one uses the box topper butterfly. Ohhh YES! I used the Stitched Rectangle dies for the opening. Here is a closer look to how this works… Dontcha love it? Yes, the butterfly is actually glued to the inside of the card base. It fits just right. Tell me what you think! Card number two uses an envelope. You know I could not help myself. Those amazing envies needed to be added to a card front! Okay,…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Alternatives.

    Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Here is our first look at the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. Today there is three and I am excited there are three more tomorrow. This one uses the flagged end strips, but I wanted to extend their life. So I cut them in half. That way I could get more color AND add to another card later. I will admit that this group of sentiments are my favorite. I wanted to use them EVERY TIME!! Where there is hope, there is faith, where there is faith, miracles happen. It rings true for several things. Cancer survivors, parents of special needs, and especially those that have…