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    …Yes, we have apples and kitties

    Yesterday I showed this picture… We have a red delicious apple tree that is about 6 1/2 to 7 feet tall. 8 main limbs.. Let’s put all this into perspective. this is a large galvanized tub, the Ball jar is a quart. That is a ton of apples…. from our small little tree. Even the size of the apples is HUGE. So far, I have made a double batch of Apple Pie jam and a sugar free version of this for my dad. Yes, there are still a load of apples left. I have apple plum jam prepped and ready to cook. I will try my hand at apple butter…

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    Got Apples??

    Wondering where I have been??? These beauties, yes not perfect in looks, but ohhh sooo yummy!! Have been turned into…. This!! Plus a huge LOAD of other distractions that you will find out more about tomorrow!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Bag-a-lop

    A what??? yes, Bag-a-lop. #dawnsstampingthought did this for Halloween and I knew it would be a perfect way to keep campers energized and able to work towards the finish line at our “Four Demonstrator Stamp Camp”. They were filled with goodies, Such an easy fun little “gift” to give. hummm, you could use it for some special trick or treaters. And you would be SUPER surprised at how much candy you can put in this little cutie! The colors used are Whisper White envelope, Granny Apple Green for the top and most of the sentiment. Grapefruit Grove for the leaf and the ‘Grateful’ part of the sentiment is in Rich…

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    Coffee and Cards, plus a kitty

    Are you loving that chicken wire?? have not gotten it yet?? yikes!! Used as a fence here on our “country” kittie Halloween tag. Our calico kitty decided she was going to check out the moon and saw this awesome glimmer bat! Using the Timeless Textures (140517) on the purrrfect Mango Melody stamped with black stazon and craft white. Using regular snips to just you a section of the wire… Heat embossing the silver cloud…. You need to check out this fun Coffee and Cards video… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Hamscher Homestead

    The 4-baby chicks out in the pen area for the first time…. exploring!! They were able to wander around for over an hour….have snacks that they have not had and even eat some grass…. then it was time to tuck all the chickens in for the night…. the little ones were back to their little area ……. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Last week….

    Last weeks Coffee and Cards… we worked the July Paper Pumpkin. Have you signed up yet?? Have you taken advantage of this great sale going on?? Don’t forget to use the promo code! Even suggested scrapbook pages!! What can you come up Check in next week to see what is next! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Additions to the Homestead

    The babies started hatching on Friday-ish (small light brown egg)…. woke up to on almost fluffy chick (black and gray) on Sat morning… two more have cracks (both large brown eggs)… the second was a FB Live, black and brown chick. The last was a struggle… Saturday night still just a crack… You can hear the chick peeping… My hubby decided to keep it motivated with light and vibration of the incubator, after staying up with this poor chick after 1am the third was born (orange chick)… The fourth egg still in the incubator was added I think 7 days behind the others…. We will see what we get on…

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    Coffee and Cards

    Just a reminder of last weeks coffee and cards (FB live) The video is step by step… the card on the right is our more fancy version…. Using the Love What you Do (pg 177 148042 $21.) for our Thank You, Stitched Labels Framelits (pg 220 146828 $33.) for the frame, the textured background and the sentiment. Pearlized Doilies ( pg 192 146936 $4.50), Basic Adhesive-backed Sequins (pg198 146933 $7.) and Wink of Stella (pg203 141897 $8.) The cardstock colors are Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron. After Cutting the frame out, stamped the floral image top and bottom, and just tore the paper, used a sponge to “show…

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    Greetings…

    How about this beauty greeting you at the walking path by the front walk. The flowers on this are just HUGE… originally took the picture with out my hand… needed scale. Here you are on the porch…. Yes the galvanized buckets are my favorite!! Just added the ladder to the scene this year…how did it turn out?? Do you decorate your entry?? What does it say about you?? As a military mom, there is ALWAYS red, white and blue. Yes, the country life is for me… Here on the left side of the front door, is the welcome sign that I was able to make… all wood…I am proud to…

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    Giving thanks….

    We have a lot to be Thankful for… Choosing the next few weeks to do Thank You cards for Coffee and Cards (FB live videos) … Here are the first… using the Accented Blooms (pg19 146681 w-146678 $28. c-146681 $20.) and the matching punch Tailored Tag (Pg211 145667 $18.) From left to right… Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove… the twine is from the Nature’s Twine (rich razzleberry and grapefruit grove ) and the Linen Thread. The watercolor pencils added color to the flowers.. not all though… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

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    Accessorizing…

    Do you have a calendar?? This is the new cover of mine… well almost… It still needs a few things…. Any guesses??? I bet you know one for sure!! I am sorry to tell you that this is a folder avail to Demonstrators… Yup, a folder. The size was close, but needed a few trims.. Cutting the pockets off on the inside first…also about an inch from the top and one side… The one pocket had these flowers…so yup, grabbed my scissors!! only adhering on the one side it looks as if the flowers are popping off the page.. 😀 You know that ‘LOVE WHAT YOU DO’, fits me!! Stamping…

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    Its getting eggsiting!!

    As you know we have been incubating eggs for 11 days now… here is what is going on.. note: watch the shadows… that is actually a baby chick moving around in that egg. Here is the same egg four days ago… the picture is difficult, but look closer to the light and you can see the veining start. If you have not subscribed to my youtube channel take advantage of the window being open!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

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    Not a card, but….

    Last weeks Coffee and Cards was so fun… My cousin Georgia was here from Utah and she got to pick all the pieces… Using the colors, verses and bird this is what I was able to put together… Using Flourishing Phases (pg18 w-141531 $49. c-141534 $37.), Best Birds (pg108 141525 $21.) and the matching thinlits Birds & Blooms (pg215 141477 $27), cardstock colors Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot and Fresh Fig, with Fresh Fig sheer ribbon. It was these two coordinating verses that immediately caught Georgia’s attention…. Happy that she enjoyed watching and helping… I look forward to more “stump the teacher” type projects!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

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    Peep Peep

    Have you ever seen eggs hatch?? This will be my third time… the heat wave we had three and two weeks ago, hurt my coop. Lost one great layer, her eggs are the BIG dark brown ones. Then in the spring a hawk got another, so I think it is time to add to the group. Sorry about the glare but there is a white egg, Polish hen, and three smaller light brown eggs and those are, fingers crossed, frizzles. Wondering yet how long it will take?? 18 more days; total incubation is 21 days for chicken eggs. They were put in the incubator on Saturday morning, I will check…

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    Coffee and Cards

    Last weeks Coffee and Cards… Using The Tea Room Memories and More Card Pack (pg15 147035 $10.) Did you notice….not one stamp. This sentiment was already one the card. Fussy cutting the butterfly was really the hardest part. Used the bone folder to curl the wings. The ribbon… lace trim paired with the sheer ribbon… just to bring the Calypso Coral down. Pretty combo. Hope you can join me next time for my Facebook Live… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

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    Its the “thing” from camp

    Here is the final project from June’s Stamp Camp. Using the Tea Room Bundle (pg 15 148410 $38.50), the Stitched Labels Framelits (pg220 146828 $33.), Tea Room Specialty DSP (pg 188 146894 $14.) and lastly the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut DSP (pg189 146907 $14.), How could I forget the new Copper Tea Tins (pg 192 147034 $15.)?? Here is a great idea for small gifts, cookies, candies or even a gift card. One customer said she was just going to put it on her dresser, What would you do with it?? The sentiment is from Time for Tea stamp set, even the pretty flourish that was fussy cut is in…

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    Card Three….

    Last of the Camp Cards today…. Taking careful care to not lose tooooo many others we fussy cut just this section of the 12X12 paper… ohhhh it is soooo pretty!! The Delightfully Detailed DSP has the most amazing flowers and leaf combos, it was difficult to choose just one piece, note there are a few little extras… No sentiment until you open though.. Does it need one??? What are your thoughts?? Insides sentiment is from Stitched All Around (pg 17 w-146629 $27. c-146632 $19.) Cardstock colors are Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove and Whisper White. Only attaching the large flower allowed the leaves and little flowers to appear “wispy” or blowing…

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    Card two…

    Our second DSP Stamp Camp card…. today’s could be used as a masculine card… Tranquil Tide, helped. At first glance these looked like cogs, maybe from a clock? Adding cooper thread (pg 200 141696 $3.50) for shards of metal?? The Sentiment is from Colorful Seasons (pg161 143726 $27.) its heat embossed on Vellum (pg192 101856 $9.) Shards of metal?? It could be, right?? Using snips took off the rounded parts, to rough it up. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

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    Around here…

    When you wake up to find that there is no beans in the pantry …. no grounds in the catch….and no visible beans in the holder… YIKES!! There was only enough beans for 6 cups this morning… I know my husband was thankful. hahaha After my magic beans worked this morning off to the store for more coffee… yummy Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    What a beautiful Monday

    Do you have a routine in the morning?? There is one in my house, first feed the four legged children, after they are fed, make coffee, yup I am second, then open the doors. These two were the sunbathers today. On the left is Sister (my nickname for her), Gabby, She is a white with tabby patches and tail. on the right is her big brother, Mooch, he is mostly black with white on the face, belly and toes. You see they have to check out all the happenings from the overnight. Apparently they can tell just from the door being open.. there are busy birds and even a friend…

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    Stamp Camp Day Two

    Do you love this paper as much as I do?? Today was stamp camp day (two). Have you been to one of my stamp camps?? If so, please leave a comment below telling me and others what you favorite part is… If you have not be sure to check back so that you can get some highlights as to all the goings on!! This Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut paper pack (pg 189 146907 $14.) is just amazing!! So delicate, but soo beautiful…Some information on this paper… as you can see from the photo above, one side is Whispers White and the other is Very Vanilla. In each pack there are four…

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    Coffee…..

    Yes, I am asking again… Have you seen Coffee and Cards, yet?? Here is last week’s card….. for my dad ….. also, a fellow coffee drinker. Coffee and Cards is my FB live that happens every Saturday, 10:30 central time…check out the Whispers In Ink FB page. Last week I was on my way to see my dad for Father’s Day. Needed to make his Father’s Day cards and he catches my FB Lives on YouTube, link above. Using the Coffee Cafe (pg60 143677 $21.), the matching die cuts Coffee Cups framelits (pg216 143745 $30) and the Layering Ovals framelits (pg218 141706 $35.). Cardstock colors are Real Red, Crumb Cake…

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    Global Design Project

    Happy Global Design Challenge day!! #GDP143 The Love it, Live it, Share it, is our birthday theme…and I sure Love what I do…. Using the Share What You Love DSP (pg188 146926 $27.) and lots of it, hahaha, The Time for Tea bundle (pg15 148410 $38.50), the Love What You Do stamp set (pg177 148042 $21.) and of course the Copper Tea Tin (pg15 147034 $15). When I heard the theme, the day of the Home Decor Blog Hop, the wreath was out….but wanting to do something combining my love of flowers and my love of paper…. So, here is a “flower” arrangement that came together easily with this paper…

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    Home Decor Hop

    Welcome to the First Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop. We are so excited to have you hop along with us… As you can see we all LOVE what we do! This wreath uses Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.. Cherry Cobbler and Highland Heather for the flowers, stamped using the new Pop of Petals Bundle ( pg47 w-148384 $43 c-148385 $36.) the butterfly at the top is from the same stamp set, stamped on Daffodil Delight. Cut all the leaves first… Using the bone folder to curl the leaves, Why? to add dimension and the look of real leaves. How many leaves you ask……

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    All boxed in….

    Remember the cards from Saturday’s post?? The baby sister card?? That little 3×3 joined four others in this box as a gift to a friend of mine that is thinking she might like to stamp with us. The leaf punch added a pop of color to the very vanilla sentiment stamped in Soft Suede. Note.. the rounded corners of the sentiment… have you seen the new detailed trio punch?? yup, one punch does corner rounding, tag hole and a cute flower pattern (146320 $20. pg 211 big book) all in one. Has anyone found my trinkets?? I swear I ordered some…. hummmm…. this leaf trinket is a silver sample… also…

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    An Apple a day..

    Walking around the homestead this weekend I found that two of our four apple trees has Apples …. I am so excited. This one is a red delicious the other a cortland. I look forward to fall harvest and french apple jelly…. YUM!! We also have a cherry, plum and pear tree… with no signs of fruit as of yet! I am thinking maybe we need another cherry and plum.. I will have to start looking for additional trees! Thanks for stopping by today…. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!