• 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 Tuesday,  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 Tuesday

    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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  old site

    Two for one??

    Coffee and cards March 23…. did you watch?? This week it was a two for one…. Basically the same, but with a different looks. would you agree?? Here are what you would need, Petal Palette (145788) stamp set, Butterfly Gala (148580) stamp set, Gingham Gala DSP (148554 due back in stock SOON), Ombre Ribbon-Lemon Lime Twist (144234) and Burlap Ribbon (141487) plus matching cardstock.  The little butterfly could be fussy cut (Butterfly Duet punch 148523 or bundle 150599 back in stock SOON). Using scrap pieces for the gingham and the Highland Heather for the “flags” Using the Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather together is a dream combo for me……

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  No Stamping??,  old site

    Memories and More??

    Need some quick and easy cards??? Have you seen the Coffee and Cards from Saturday?? We made four cards and did not stamp a thing, crazy right?? Here is how… Happiness Blooms Memories and More (148531), using 6 of the “cards” from this fun and vibrant set. There is an additional cards and envelope pack (148806) that fits all the cards in the kit. Adding a few bits of ribbon or even some rhinestones. Done. Check out the link above to the video, and join us live next week. Hope you had a great weekend and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  old site

    Coffee and Cards plus…

    This episode of coffee and cards started with wanting the Part of my Story (149719) stamp set… and to get it you need to spend $50. Here is just a suggestion… Pop of Petals Bundle (148385) $36 (stamp and punch) Classic Weave Ribbon (144162) $7 (crumb cake) Ombre ribbon (144234) $7 (lemon lime twist) total .. $50 Part of my Story FREE Now what can we create?? Lets start with three, Beginner, Intermediate and Avid. the simple stamping on the left is for our beginner… new stamping and using only the items listed above. Want to see how the intermediate stamper made the background?? Check out this weeks Coffee and…

  • Coffee and Cards,  old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Lily pad

    Have you seen the sale-a-bration coordinating die cuts?? Only available this MONTH!! Or while supplies last!! Want to see the die cuts that go with the So Hoppy Together, the Hello Cupcake, the Lasting lily and the Painted Seasons?? click here. The frogs are super cute, but was wanting something more simple today. The sentiment comes from the Well Said stamp set (148796) with the matching framelits ( 148534 bundle 150609) You can check out today’s video #replay on the Whispers In Ink FB page. Join us live next week Saturday mornings 10:30 central or 11:30 eastern time. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  old site

    Coffee and Cards

    Have you watched this weeks Coffee and Cards?? We had a fun live… even a yummy cookie from Sugar Shack Bakery in Plymouth, thank you Stephanie. We hung out in the tent for a bit too… Using the All My Love DSP (148576) for the pretty “flower” background, because the hummingbird needs flowers, right?? Stamp images with Stazon (101406) for no bleeding of the blender pen (102845). Start off lighter with your watercolor pencils (141709) you can always add but remember there is no eraser. Use the colors of your choice and use the blender pen to smooth out the pencil strokes. BE BRAVE! try it! The cup cozy is…

  • Add a page title,  Coffee and Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Valentine treats for coffee and cards

    Yesterday, it SNOWed all day. Coffee and Cards was a great relaxing #paperpumpkin day. These little cuties were all included in the box. Well, except the card base (narrow note cards & envelopes pg 193 145583 $8) that the back kangaroo is on. Here is how the directions suggested to make the pillow boxes. The kangaroo is part of the Animal Outing (pg 27 146600 w-$29 c-$21) stamp set. Which is part of a suite of products; including die cuts, paper, ribbon even wood elements. All found on page 27 of the annual catalog. The chameleon and enamel hearts are exclusive to this paper pumpkin kit. These three photos are…

  • Add a page title,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  old site

    Coffee and Cards

    Today’s coffee and cards….Ohhhh, what a fun technique and who does not love to color?? this way is easy!!  Check out the fun we had today. Using the Stazon ink and multi ribbon to pull all the colors together. The pretty flowers were a fun touch.. Ohhh I should have added rhinestones to the middle. darn. Well, maybe next time! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!