• Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Itty Bitty Birthday for a Challenge

    More birthday cards for my stash! Hey, let’s think about this for a minute… 365 days in a year. Yup, I will be making 365 plus cards, but most importantly SENDING them! ANYWAY, The Global Design Project has a fun sketch this week. Using this sketch for my two new birthday cards. Coffee and Cards was exciting this morning, because one of my brothers stopped in. I am grateful for his help. He is the one that downloads my FB lives for me. Thank you Brad! Check out the live! In addition to adding the leaves, you see that there is a knot on the sentiment. But let’s talk DSP.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    10/26 Coffee and Cards Monster Bash Style

    Wasn’t Coffee and Cards fun today?? Did you miss out on how to make these cuties?? Well you only need a few things…. Monster Bash (150447) DSP, Wonderfully Wicked (b-153041 s-150547), Everyday Label (144668) punch and ribbon of you choice. Now all decorated and ready for goodies… From left to right.. That was the “bag” from the video that still needed decoration. The middle, our work of art. Lastly, the other half left over. All a little different but all ready for giving. I have a few special ghouls that will be getting these, now to make a few more… Thank you for helping and I enjoying our time together,…

  • 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!!

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    9/21 Coffee and Cards

    Today the thing that we focused on for Coffee and Cards was… Sponging. We also like to call it, dirtying it up. The Harvest Hellos (b-153037) is perfect to try this technique out. The punch also makes quick work of images. Several Colors were used on each apple/pumpkin. No, I do not have a sponge for every color, buttt! How much are you liking the “burlap” background?? That comes from the Pressed Petal DSP (149500). Adding the sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting (151331) and Country Home (147678). I know I have been talking about it, but ALL the new, Coffee and Cards videos are on my YouTube channel. Here is…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    9/14 Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards this week we are still working with the Perennial Essence Suite (152166). Today though we are working with just the leaves. There are two different types of leaves. Lets take a closer look…. I started with was the middle card this week. Punches, and a pretty edge. Do you see the Stitched Shapes die (145372)? Adding that to the second and third card holding the sentiment. First up, stamp, ink and paper. I sponged the separate sentiment piece so that it would POP! Keeping with the power of 3, like last week, leaves, ribbon and embellishments were added. The Braided Linen Trim (147808) is shown “pulled” apart,…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    9/7 Coffee and Cards w/ a Challenge

    Today’s Coffee and Cards did double duty…. Continuing the fun with the Come to Gather Suite (153484) AND a challenge for the Global Design Project. I would call this an “alternative”. Although we are using the dies and stamps, the theme is more fall, but not today! Here is where the colors come from… YES, this week is a color challenge. The DSP for a leaf is taking the “alternative” one step further. I LOVE using DSP as leaves, even flower petals… fun patterns and the different looks that you get is soo pretty. After that you can use DSP anywhere! And for anything! Here is where you come in,…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/31 Coffee and Cards

    A lot was covered on Coffee and Cards this morning. Phew, All the share information, some views of the new DSP and beautiful ribbons too. The cards were part of a swap with some other Demonstrators. Some of the beautiful ideas that is for sure! In addition to all that, Lets talk about these cute thank you cards! This Love What you Do (148042) stamp set always surprises me! Simple and easy to stamp with… never disappoints either! Pick your favorite colors and add some linen thread. It is really as easy as that. After that, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz complete the card. Ohh, yeah you can check everything…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards 8/10 Magnolia Lane

    It is no secret, I love black and white cards. Join a replay of Coffee and Cards on Facebook. Not only will you get all the information. Also, the tips and get the how too, on that birthday sentiment. Two different looks with mostly all the same “stuff.” Starting with a stamp, ink and paper card. The Magnolia Lane and all the goodies in the suite (152178). Although the focus was just on the flower you can check past posts for a week of ideas. Just Whisper White and Black for the Thinking of You … the sparkle is the Glittered Organza Ribbon (147897) Continuing, to the second card and…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Memories and More 8/3

    This week’s Coffee and Cards featured NO STAMPING… yup, that is correct. No ink was used. Am I scaring you?? No worries, dontcha love how they turned out? However, there was one that was NOT cooperating.. but I did get it figured out! You need to try the Memories and More Card Pack (149554), the last card used uses the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More cards and envelopes (149487). The three took all of 30 minutes to design and create… The trouble was this Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897). During the video I could not figure out how to add it, BUT… the idea hit afterwards of course! View…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    Coffee and Cards 7/27

    Saturday on Coffee and Cards, we worked on the above two cards… Do you have the It Starts with Art (149303) set?? It is funny you get a stamp set and you have to play with it! This one has extras too!! That embellishment kits (149491) has a TON of fun stuff inside!! Including, felt pieces, bakers twine, small paper clips and some fun trinkets. First, was this card. Pulling out the Stampin’ Blends and coloring is always like a trip to the tent as a kid, right?? Including the felt pieces and rhinestones gave it the final touch. However, what did I do to the center piece?? You know…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    Coffee and Cards 7/20 Challenge card

    With getting ready for the BOGO sale I decided to work smarter… Coffee and Cards 7/20 is also the Global Design Project Challenge card.. Soooo, for Challenge #198 it is a sketch… And as always your interpretation…. the fun part is that you guys got to help… which is also, the fun part of Coffee and Cards, right?? AND, also why we have to different color choices. Would love for you to check the video and remember to #replay so I know you stopped in. Now back to the challenge!! haha You know that I would start with a Purple…. well, that is kinda a given. Sorry, maybe I need…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    6/29 Coffee and Cards – Garden Lane

    There was a lot of fun to be had on today’s Coffee and Cards! We talked about the Garden Lane suite (152450) and how YOU can use it for so many different cards! Birthday Sympathy Wedding Thinking of You Thank You The “You are Wonderful” card is a C.A.S.E. the catalog card. Not sure what CASE means?? Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit are the two that I know…. either way. Check out page 40 of the annual catalog you will see where ours came from! Our beginner card using Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vellum and DSP (designer series paper). Here is your reminder…. You are Wonderful,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    Pressed Petal Coffee and Cards 6/22

    We missed you at Coffee and Cards 6/22, want to catch the replay? Here is your link… My mom was a helper this morning. It was fun! Working with the Pressed Petal DSP (149500) and how easy these cards came together! Here are some particulars… All three cards use the same paper pack, this one also has a sentiment from the Strong & Beautiful Stamp set (148732). Wondering where that ribbon came from?? That is the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, dyed with Mossy Meadow (133651) ink refill. Using the same Mossy Meadow Flax ribbon, this 3 x 3 is super quick, a 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 DSP piece, a…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Simple Stamping

    Coffee and Cards 6/15

    This week we played with the Whisper White narrow note cards (145583) & envelopes along with the Rooted in Nature (146482) coordinating dies Nature’s Roots (146341). Do you struggle with small cards for your gift bags?? or are you a gift wrapper?? haha. funny right?? I hardly ever wrap anymore. I love that the bags are recyclable!! First was our beginner card. Stamp, Ink and Paper. Note.. the two different tree images… Check out the video for the techniques. Ink Colors are Crumb Cake (147116), Granny Apple Green (147095) and Soft Suede (147115), Our stepped up card, we added the dies and Timeless Label (149516) punch to the mix. All…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    6/8 Coffee and Cards

    Phew, it was a busy Coffee and Cards this week. We fit in 3 full cards. I would say on the simple stamping side of things. And using scraps and pieces. Have you fallen in love with the Daisy Lane (bundle-151118 stamp-149325) stamp set yet?? Well, that was what we worked with this week. The font on the sentiments are easy to read and so very pretty!! The first card we made was this one with all the 3/4 inch strips. They were all left over sections that wanted a new life. Mixing them all together making this cute and simple “Smile” cards. Can you figure out how the sentiment…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  Kits,  sneak peek

    On location…

    Coffee and Cards was out on location yesterday, Saturday. Thank you again to Sugar Shack Bakery and the Daily Grind. Had fun, great coffee and a slight wobble of the camera. Wonder what I am talking about here is your 6/1 Link … Did you hear Paula <gasp> at no stamping?? I sure did, all the way in Plymouth!! The cards are so easy, fun and cheerful!! Both the Happiness Bloom (148531) and the Big Plans (146863) Memories and More Card Packs are still available, and make some fun and cute cards with your cardstock or even the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (145583). Even decorating your envelopes…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Kits,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek

    Rosy, again plus a video

    This group started on Saturday’s Coffee and Cards. The card on the left, a simple stamping, featuring a new 2019-2021 In-Color, Purple Posy. The flowers and leaves for all three are from the Everything is Rosy stamp set. The sentiment for all three are from the Daisy Lane. Tilting the Crumb Cake and card base around for a different look. Add the Braided ribbon.. and hanging the sentiment from the ribbon. Looks different?? Here is a simple wait to add to your card. Check out the next Doing the same as the two from above, but adding cut leaves and flowers. Keeping the Braided Ribbon but moving it to the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coffee and Cards 5/25

    Here are the extra cards that came from the “make your own designer series paper”. The top center is what was made on the FB live, the rest are what was left. Never made your owner designer series paper?? Check out this weekend’s episode Using the Everything is Rosy (150059) Suite of products, well, stamps and ribbon for the above. A half of a piece of Whisper White (100730) cardstock, ink colors of Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight.\ This was what we made on Coffee and Cards, but added a layer of Rose Gold Foil under our custom DSP. Similar color palette as the above card. For the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Happy Mother’s Day

    These pretty ladies celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday with me… from left to right… my sister, Mindy… My Mom, Mary … Me….my sister-in-law Taryn. Love these ladies. Happy I was able to spend this time with you! The flower pot tags where created on Saturday during Coffee and Cards, did you catch that episode?? Check for the link on yesterdays post…. There was a tip/trick to those flowers, that involved the Wink of Stella (141897) you will not want to miss! The Best Birds stamp set (141525) and coordinating dies Birds and Blooms (141477) and the Petal Promenade DSP (146913) are on the retiring list and at the time of…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Hamscher Homestead,  Holiday cards

    Mother’s Day deliveries

    Our family decided to celebrate Mother’s Day Saturday…. So that on Sunday the moms could sleep in… or not drive 3 hours one way.. haha. So, right after Coffee and Cards I flew out the door and headed to my parents… Here are the goodies that were brought to the loving ladies in my life. Most of them are for my mom, but I do hate to leave anyone out! I hope you take good care of the important ladies in your life. Let them know how important in any way that you can… visit, talk or call is a good start… presents are not a requirement. Just love them…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Uncategorized

    Redbud Tree Inspiration

    I wish you could join us for Coffee and Cards. This “episode” featured another retiring stamp set Sheltering Tree (137163). We had a stamp set stamp camp using this stamp set back when it first came out, a few years ago. There is a card that has been kept up on the inspiration shelf since then… Soon the whole card will be retired…. the last hold out was the stamps… the ribbon and punches sued have been gone of several years. Do you see the four seasons?? That was the inspiration for the type of set that was created above… Here is our Redbud tree/spring inspired card. Just out the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Hugs from Shelli

    Not sold on Paper Pumpkin yet?? How about now?? The co-founder of Stampin’ Up! Shelli helped the concept artists design this amazing kit!! Usually we do not get sneak peaks… but Shelli is not always good at secrets 😉 Sold?? Here is how you can sign up!! Then join us on Facebook for a Coffee and Cards episode to see what alternative I can come up with!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coffee and Cards

    Did you miss out today?? Here is the…..LINK Here is your reminder to check out the fun technique as we try to say good-bye to Lovely as a Tree. What?? You have not heard yet that it is retiring?? Did you hear on the video that my parents were here?? Yup, a visit for my birthday! It was funny to talk with my Dad after because he thought it was cool that we could “talk” via the video too. Weird, to have him standing beside me while talking with all of you! He was watching the comments pop up on the iPad.. Thanks Mom and Dad for being so supportive!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  old site

    Thank You

    I want to take this time to thank everyone for all your support and purchases during Sale-a-Bration!! It was the best yet!! I sure hope that everyone got all that they wanted. Have you checked out my Facebook page yet?? These little cuties where from Saturday’s Facebook Live Coffee and Cards this is a weekly “event”. Sadly, this DSP (designer series paper) was part of Sale-a-Bration and no longer available. However, the Butterfly Duet Punch(148523) has a matching stamp set, Butterfly Gala(148580) that is super cute and has wonderful sentiment choices. Purchase together (bundle) and save 10% (150599). The Whisper White Flax ribbon (148764) cut into sections is used around…