• Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Happiness choices, You decide. At least that is what I say.

    Happiness choices, You decide Okay, this is my way of thinking, Happiness choices, You decide. You can decide to be happy and work that way ALL day, everyday. You can decided that YOU have what it takes to accomplish what you want to accomplish. It really is a choice. The ohhhwooo is me will get you more sadness. I do not want to be that way. We all have tough days, but no pitty parties here. I choose happiness!! So, this is your Sunday reminder… Choose happiness today!! Sunshine is a choice. Choose to smile. No matter what!! That positiveness carries over to EVERYTHING!! Feel it everyday. Live it everyday.…

  • Craft Room

    Inspire and Happy Sunday – End of Easter

    Inspire and Happy Sunday I love to Inspire and Happy Sunday, Happy Easter too. Inspiring is what I love to do. This not only reminded me about better things. But also reminded me about the one candle. In case you forgot check this post. I hope you had sweet dreams last night and all this week. A glimpse of magic in a memory or even an idea. There is still so much yet to be done and whispers of much love from me. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Chance Class Reminders for the end of this month.

    Last Chance Class Reminders Today let’s talk about the Last Chance Class Reminders and all the THINGS!!! Starting with the retiring items. Holy cow things are going quickly. The In-Color cardstock of Rococo Rose and TerraCotta Tile is all that is left. The ink refill for Rococo Rose is the only one left. Things sure went quickly, right?? This is why I start talking about them before the list comes out. All I can say is… GONE You will want to check the list to be sure that there is not an item that you NEED!! Here is the list link. To add to that list of things that are…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy St Patrick’s Day – Go Green today

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Yes, I am Irish and will be celebrating Happy St Patrick’s Day. Yes, I will be wearing green today!! Kiss me because I am Irish!! I am thinking maybe even doing corned beef this year. It has been a super long time!! ANYWAY, You will not want to miss all the Green Shenanigans with me over on Instagram and Facebook. If you are heading over to Instagram all you will need to do is #whispersgreenshenanigans. You will find me with all my green fun I have planned. I invited you to join in.. Just us that hashtag. I will be checking on it several times in…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors on Homestead

    Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors This week it is all about Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors. Starting off with eggs. It has been awhile since the Homestead had dark brown and green eggs. This means that the last of the chicks from fall have started to lay. WoooHOOOO!! With new chicks on the way too… These girls need to earn their keep, haha. We have gotten two dark brown and 4 green eggs so far this week. I sure am glad that we figured out the light situation. I have to tell you a funny story… The photo on the left is the girl that lays the dark brown eggs and she…

  • Craft Room

    We need Best Friends a few reason to find a few…

    We need Best Friends I know I do, We need Best Friends. Love the reasons here and I just add a few here. I am super lucky that I have several. Some are part of my Stamping Family and some just like me for me. No matter how we met, I appreciate them all!! Really, all of them. I have laughed with them. Yes, even cried with them more then once. Cheered for them. And have even pushed a few to try something new. My friends know not to ask my opinion unless they REALLY want it. I will help them see both side of things. Also, I will help…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Mindset Be Excited for what…

    Sunday Mindset Be Excited It is really all about Sunday Mindset Be Excited about what could go RIGHT!! Would you agree?? I am a firm believer of it is all on how you look at things. We have enough things to worry about, but isn’t it easier to focus on all the good things?? I find that life is not only happier but easier when you are focusing on the good things. I was talking with a friend the other day. One of the things was how we start our day. I go back to that wood sign that I made a few years ago. The begin each day with…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Month End Reminders Tidbits too.

    Month End Reminders Tidbits The first of our Month End Reminders Tidbits and much more.. is all about Mystery Adhesive Bags and all the fun we are going to have on Sunday. This is going to be a FB event, however, if you are on on Facebook, no worries you can still get your bag!! All you need to know… Put in your order before noon on Sunday using this Link. And order the following… 104430 Dimensionals 144108 Mini Dimensionals 110755 Multipurpose Glue and 103683 Mini Glue Dots. Shipped direct to you is less then $26. If you are local to me, Yes you can just contact me. Here is…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Reminders for you AND me too!

    Sunday Reminders for you…. I know I needed this Sunday Reminders for you. But first a question. Do you do positive talk with yourself?? I know that could kinda sound weird. But think about that for a minute. If you are not cheering for you, who will??? I went on my computer looking for what to post today. This is what popped out at me. So I know I need to remind myself of this. Apparently, someone else needed this reminder too! Was it you?? If it was you, then know I would love to be a cheerleader for you. Contact me so that I can help you out!! Need…

  • Craft Room,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share,  sneak peek

    Paper Share Prep Day with Paula.

    Paper Share Prep Day What was your Guess?? Today was Paper Share Prep Day and I had my favorite cutting partner Paula!! Paula is the one that wanted Paper Share the first time. So yup, she had to help!! She has been helping me ever since! I am not sure how many years, but it has been at least 4 years. Anyway, that is what was in this HUGE box. All the papers from the Jan-June Mini and a few free ones for those that participated. WoooHOOO, yes, I sure do like adding in those extras!! Wondering how many and how it worked? Check this post from last month. So…

  • Craft Room

    Busy week still more to do, but Relaxing today!

    Busy week still more It sure has been a Busy week but still more to do. However, I am taking today off. I see Chick Flicks and Kitty snuggles in my future! Just wanted to let you know that I am sending out some happy mail. With more to follow!! I have a couple of card piles on my desk right NOW!! I am also aware… Yes, I am aware of the delivery issue of my daily blog posts. I am super sorry about that. There was an update that jazzed it up and I am working on getting it fixed. Please be patient and know that it should be…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor

    Wood Ornament Sneak Peak at the Studio

    Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak This little Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak at the Studio too. First, the ornament. Have you wondered about those little wood “cookies”? I ordered 30 of them, with not much of a plan, but then it hit me. The Wreath Builder?? I wonder?? I grabbed some scrap and cut one out. You bet, it sure did fit!! I added a second layer. Yes, two different colors. This one is Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. There was also Shaded Spruce and Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Although, I even did a Shaded Spruce and Shade Spruce. The wreath builder is even a bundle, Arrange a…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Thing Light and Purrs, just another week on the Homestead.

    Thing Light and Purrs So as always lots going on here…. a Thing, Light and Purrs make for one crazy week!! So while surfing the web for a new hairstyle. I decided to go back to my natural hair color. And yes, my hair color is actually this dark. When things starting getting to light I just rip off the band aide. haha. If you missed my do debut, check out this live from Saturday. Now to get new glasses. The “light” at the end of the tunnel is getting closer. Drywall went up all the mud has been sanded. Mud added again and sanded a second, even a third…

  • Craft Room,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gratitude and 2020 Stamp-a-Stack card

    Gratitude and 2020 Stamp-a-Stack A Day of Gratitude AND 2020 Stamp-a-Stack sneak peak for you. I have had a crazy week!! How about you?? Today’s Gratitude is for the amazingly talented women that help me to create this bundle. Creating projects each and every month. We pull our resources. Along with helping you get ideas and share the ideas of others. There truly is something for everyone. I offer this FREE to my customers with every $40 purchase. Have you gotten your bundle?? Would you like to get one?? Here is the shop link to make a purchase. However, are you one that needs help figure out what you need?…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Whole lot of Homestead going on.

    Whole lot of Homestead. You know that there is always a whole lot of Homestead going on each week. However this week… DANG!! Joe is home and I am still in the kitchen typing up this post. How do you like my view?? This Cleveland Pear looked like it was on fire about a day later. I really do love fall and all the colors. You can see the “big” Willow in the background. It is down by the pond and still green, but not too many leaves are left on it. Yes, the pond is super low. It was this low back 11 years ago. They following spring is…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Day of Gratitude OnStage at Home

    Day of Gratitude OnStage Happy Sunday, Happy Day of Gratitude Onstage day! haha. After a three days of a virtual event, I am a little loopy, I guess. But I had so much fun, learned bunches and enjoyed spoiling my team just a little. I know you are asking what this OnStage at Home is all about. Well, We were supposed to be in Salt Lake City this weekend. However that was not possible, sad but not possible. So if we were, I would have been with several thousand of my Stampin’ Up! friends. Spent time with them, stamped with them and cheered for them. I had to do it…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Kitty Moving days setup …so much going on.

    Kitty Moving days setup. So much going on with the Kitty, Moving days. setup and a peak at the craft room. Starting with Mr. Bigglesworth. He decided to spend the night up in the tree house. To say that I was surprised is an under statement. That is the same spot that I found White Sox in last week. They really are missing sister. Moving days, started with cleaning up the kitchen table. The top left photo you will see how huge my kitchen table is. Yes, both leaves of the table are in. I hate to say that the table still had some stuff from the kitchen remodel. No,…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Craft Room work and a poor sick kitty.

    I had some help from Logan today! We did a bunch of cleaning dusting and reorganizing! Logan’s Mom sat by and just supervised us… haha. Thank you guys for ALL your help today. I think it ended up pretty darn great!! Added to the BOGO pile, which is ALWAYS a good thing, right?? Still more to do, but I am exhausted! Besides… Gabby was not feeling very good again today… She wanted to snuggle tonight. SOOOO, I made a point of staying put to be sure that she got what she needed! I hope you don’t mind… Have a good night! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room

    Did the brown truck falls in a puddle?? YIKES!!

    Brown truck falls in a Puddle? Joe grabbed the box when it pulled up. The driver saw all the duck tape and shrugged his shoulders and handed it off. My hands were tie up so a Joe started to open it. What did we find?? Yup, all wet. Did the whole brown truck fall in a puddle or just this? The only thing holding this thing together was that duck tape. Making sure to document all of this for my wonderful customer service department. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has an amazing customer service department? All I did was call, tell them what happened and forward the photos. My…

  • Craft Room,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share

    2020 Annual Paper Share… sorry will be busy all day!

    It is almost all here… The 2020 Annual Paper Share is in the Studio. So like a little busy bee, Paula and I are working our fingers to the bone to get it all … together for YOU!! You know that it will be packaged and labeled. You also know that it will be in a organized, but did you know that it will be in a box too?? I have created and completed a cute box. Stay tuned to see that… soon!! Some how you missed out on this opportunity? If you know a couple friends that would like get in with you…. I will do the cutting and…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    BOGO sale information at Flutter by Studio.

    BOGO sale information… Are you ready for the BOGO sale at Flutter by Studio?? Things are stacking up around here and goodness knows I really need to make room for all these new goodies!! ~~Here is some basic information… You are purchasing retired products including tax and shipping. You will be getting NEW, yes NEW products from the NEW annual catalog. So you will want to be sure to bring your list!! I do take credit cards for payments. ~~How am I running this…. You MUST set up a time to come in person. I want to keep every one safe so I am limiting the number in the studio…

  • Craft Room,  Girls Night

    Prize winner, all the smiles and laughter.

    Holly was able to join us last night. Our world traveler was able to join us last night… We sure did have a bunch of fun!! Laughing, stamping and laughing some more. Do you see that Cute Fruit stamp set?? Korine, don’t be mad we used the zebras too… THANK YOU! Not really wanting to do anything but fun cards. Why, because it just has been too long since we have stamped together. It would just not be possible to concentrate. haha I am going to throw myself under the bus however… I offered a prize was to whomever could find my shammy. It has been missing for DAYS it…

  • Craft Room

    All squeaky clean for Girl’s Night!

    Lots of Prep work!! Soo much to do… Busy day!! I wanted to jump for joy today.. Friday it is finally here!! WoooHoooo! The first “in person” class since March 21! Too many days to count! And dare I say we all NEEDED it! I wanted to be sure that my guests felt comfortable. I want them to come back and bring friends too. Come and join us in August for the next Girl’s Night! We have so much fun and it is really a super chill kinda night! This is really one of my favorite events each month. We always make birthday cards! We always laugh! I make popcorn…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Craft Room,  No Stamping??

    Planning… I can not wait

    Lots going on… After Coffee and Cards today, I sat down and worked in some classes… Are you ready for some in person classes yet? All I know is that I sure do miss seeing you guys IN PERSON! I think I have a plan figured out…. still working a few things out. Sooo, be on the lookout for a schedule coming very soon! Are you embracing today?? I sure hope so! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    DDD, PP and AC

    You should have gotten a reminder email for this class on Wednesday. Are you not sure what this is about, please contact me directly!! Here is your sneak peak of the June Paper Pumpkin, did you miss the bottom of Monday’s post?? Sara, the SU CEO, helped to design this upcoming kit! I have a little insider info… you are going to want to get this box FOR SURE!! There is an additional idea that you will want to do with this kit!! Nope, that is all I am going to say!! For those that guessed, this box is the new Annual Catalogs. Are you ready to get your first…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  It Started with...

    April It Started with …

    Here is where I left you yesterday… I am going to be SUPER honest…. Truly, I was stumped! I know it was a crazy day yesterday. I spent most of the day on the computer. However, I learned a bunch of new things!! After all was said and done, I was tired and overwhelmed. Could that have been it?? Apparently NOT! This sign was sitting in front of me for at least a week…. not one idea. Where was my mojo hiding?? I headed back to the craft table and pulled out the Stampin’ Blends. That was certainly working. hummm Wait until you see!! Paula, you have no idea how…

  • Craft Room

    Two last from the bits and pieces container…

    What is the count?? I will have to go back and look… but let’s start here… The ribbon and retired die cut was in the container. First I layered the Crushed Curry die cut on Daffodil Delight. How did I get it to match up?? I went old school… That is correct, I traced it with a pencil. However not just some fancy pencil. The ones that you actually have to sharpen. haha certain to be careful and get every little curve. Grabbed the scissors and FUSSY CUT! Secondly, this one used the piece that was NOT picked on Coffee and Cards. Along with the little scrap left over from…

  • Challenges,  Craft Room

    More from the bits and pieces

    Believe it or not… Here is more cards from all those bits and pieces… However, I am getting down to the parts that do not want to go together. I am thinking that that there are only two or three more. We will see tomorrow. Ohhh, yes I did!! I know you can see that shimmer on that Poppy. The shimmer paint spritzer, of course. No NO need for an intervention. I promise!! Similarly, did you notice the “ribbon stack” used for a background?? How?? VersaMark added to any color cardstock, picks up the color! Note: that blue twine… Left over from our science experiments. Died Ribbon Looking for your…