• Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Fairs / Events,  Uncategorized

    Another Bingo WIN!

    Peaceful Poppies DSP is paired with Best Dressed Stamp Set. This was the first card the Bingo girls created. Remember the cute boxes? The Sheer Linen ribbon was in that decorated box. In addition this everyone WON this prize. It is always fun to win, so we started off this way! One poor lady took forever to get her BINGO, but finally! Continuing the win was this Fabulous sentiment! Seee, fabulous way to start the day. Yes, a whole spool of ribbon!! You know you want to join us for the next Stampin’ Bingo! Sunday August 16 my home studio! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events

    2020 Spring Stampin’ Bingo

    Did you see that I had a Stampin’ Bingo event?? Ohhh sooo much fun and the PRIZES!! Every prize was NEW from the 2020 Occasions catalog or Sale-a-Bration catalog. Everyone won at least two prizes! What you are seeing is the prizes all packed and waiting to be WON! The top photo and this photo include the Sale-a-Bration Lily Impressions (152284). This is FREE with a $50 product purchase. The sentiment used on all 5 prizes is from the Peaceful Poppies Suite (153938). Ohhh, that flower die above is too! The last prize was the BIG one! A Bundle! Yes, a bundle! The more people the more prizes! You will…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Happy Treats

    Fun treats with a bonus!! The bonus is the extra pair of gloves. The Treat is candy!! These super cute Snowmen are perfect for the nieces and nephews for just a small treat. ALL of the faces are different because just like a snowflake no snowman is exactly the same!! However, if you are not comfortable doing the mouth by hand, the trio punch has the perfect mouth size ovals. The Chalk marker is just one way to make the eyes, I chose to use the shimmer paint. I owe a huge thank you to my friend Selene, a stampin’ sister, for this SUPER CUTE idea! In addition to her…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    2020 Spring Paper Share

    2019 is almost over, YIKES! 2020 then brings a new mini catalog. What does a new catalog mean? Yup, Paper Share! With 7 new papers a little of each is a great way to start. How about a 6 x 6 of each of these… From My Heart (151189) Parisian Blooms (151192) Peaceful Poppies (151324) Birthday Bonanza (151312) Tropical Oasis (151252) Country Club (151314) Best Dressed (151319) $25.50 for a share. If you would like to get a share contact me by January 3. Ohhh, that’s Girl’s Night. Join us for some fun! My catalogs, should be here sometime next week. Contact me for yours. Or you can wait until…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead,  Prizes

    Kinda Coffee and Cards

    Today was a quick coffee and cards day. I am sorry, but was making a few new friends out in my parents neck of the woods. Had a GREAT day and was talking with a few folks about classes and clubs. Sooo exciting to meet some new people. I need to tell you guys… I am soooo BLESSED! Family is very important and my family is such a huge support for me! My parents came out today! My sister and two nieces were also able to stop! And one of my cousins from Wisconsin even stopped by. My sister on the left, Mindy, I am in the middle, and then…

  • Fairs / Events,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    News and tidbits…

    Here is your chance to save on shipping when you spend $50. TODAY!! This also includes prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. Need help figuring out the process?? I can walk you through. Current Host Code : 3RKZJQGX How about a sneak peak of something that I have been working on today?? I am loving the color combo of Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody. What do you think?? More next week on this project. Do you have shopping still to do?? I know I sure do, I am SOOO excited to head out to Crystal Lake for my first Craft and Vendor Fair in Illinois. Know anyone out that way??…

  • Fairs / Events

    And the winner is…

    Well, I am the winner, because I got to meet so many nice folks today! Funny how you can laugh and talk with so many different people all in one little spot, all needing some crafty fun! Or just realizing how close a break could be! Here was my spot for the 3 hour event. A ton of stuff crammed into this 6 foot section! Here is what I could provide for you!! A special card for someone that needed a smile, a fun cute gift that was VERY affordable, information on a crafty club, my next class time and best of all a happy smile. Thank you to those…

  • Fairs / Events,  Simple Stamping

    2019 Onstage Swap

    You guys know how much I love this stamp set… Dandelion Wishes (146747) from the annual catalog. I have done swaps a few times with this set. I do have to say this one is so simple and pretty! Your supply list: Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set 2 1/4 inch Circle punch (143720) Early Espresso Ink (147114) Linen Thread (104199) Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237) Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953) Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) Aqua painter (103954) Wondering where the Shimmer paint is?? The center of this dandelion. I use the Aqua painter for more control of where the paint goes and that way I can add a good dollop right in…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Nov 2019 OnStage Recap

    Here is how Saturday started… Found a table, set out the gifts for each of my Team. Yes, I made each item just for that person!! See the mini pizza box on the right?? Yup, I had a first OnStage attendee. That is where my team earns the “Inky Whisper Sisters” block. Yes, you have seen it… check the last project facebook live. Guess who sat here?? hahaha All registered and in our seats… Let’s get started!! Wish the WHOLE team was here! Fingers crossed next time! PRIZE PATROL!! We each received a second Stamp Set! All different and Paula’s was that she received two, and she had to make…

  • Fairs / Events

    On The Road

    I am soooo excited!! Today, Friday, we will be heading to Lansing Michigan for a get together with 1300 of my Stampin’ Sisters. However, you can have some fun while I am gone too! Use the Host code and you get even MORE…. a FREE gift (hint: bling), ALL orders get the PDF bundle (instructions for 16 holiday projects) A FREE kit for an extra project! Reminder the holidays are near and I can help with the perfect gift!! Paper Pumpkin is an amazing gift! A prepaid subscription for one month, three months, six months and 12 months ahead. These are also included. I am sorry you won’t be there…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    Closets, Fairs and Fall

    Last week started kinda slow, but with Joe’s long weekend coming up and moving day creeping in I hope. The closet was all my job. I had the task of figuring out how to put it back. The old way just did not make sense to me! However, I did not want to purchase too much more! Adding one and moving the line of shelves what my first attempt. Making more for dresses and another place to pile things. Ta-DUH!! Joe and I picked up blinds, curtains, new small lamps and even new curtain rods. Although we still need to get trim. With the cooler weather here there are a…

  • 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!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    October – Inky Whisper Sisters

    Almost forgot to take pictures at the Team Meeting. Phew, we were busy… Swaps, training and lots of laughs. Ohhh, I made warm chocolate chip cookies too. YUMMMM Planning for the craft fairs coming up… want to see what is going on?? Check my schedule next week to get the whole scoop. This weekend I will be out in Portage to help the Boys and Girls club reach a goal of 500 Turkeys. Stop by the Portage Boys & Girls Club 5895 Evergreen Avenue, Portage, Indiana. Stop by and help make a difference! Want some more information?? Check out the Facebook event… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Home Decor,  In-Colors

    Results from the County Fair

    As you know… I brought a few projects to the County Fair. To say the least I am super happy!! First is the sign, it was even posted on the local radio station site!! WOOOOHOOOOO! Wood, paper and metal…All my favorite things. The ‘grateful’ was cut by Simon’s Speed Shop, Thank you Shelli! All the letters, flowers and butterflies are paper. The original post is here. Next, the card…. I loved how this turned out. Took a couple days to figure it all out, but here is the original post. I do love a Fancy fold and to have butterflies also?? YEAH!! Finally, something that you have yet to see.…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Getting Ready

    Worked on getting ready for the BOGO Sale… I am super excited to find new homes for all my retired goodies… Are you ready?? Here is the only sneak peek that you are going to get… there are a TON of … Stamps Ink/markers/refills Punches Dies Embossing Folders Designer Series Paper Cardstock Ribbon Past Paper Pumpkins Kits Misc Plus there are a ton of cards and Projects to see in person. Class sign lists for August and September. The 4H fair still will be back home too! Phew…. Just too much to list… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Who is ready to BOGO?

    Time is getting closer… Are you ready for Saturday?? Is your list ready?? Do you have a budget?? Are you in need of a catalog?? Need my address?? I have been working on a few samples. So, stop by see what retired goodies I have that you NEED! Stephanie is making come cookies for us! The A/C is on and the kitties are in need of a pet or two. Questions?? please contact me…. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Challenges,  Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Technique

    Challenge #197

    Sorry, I waited to post this until Sunday, but wanted to be sure that the judging for the Fair was over, but still in time for the Challenge Judging… phew, down to the wire as always! Using the color challenge from the Global Design Project and also making it my fair entry. What Fair you ask… Well, did you know that your County 4H fair has an open class?? yes, for adults. Ours is run by the homemakers groups. I have taken items before… it is fun to find out what other folks in the County are doing for fun. More on that once the fair opens… Monday! ANYWAY… Looking…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Love What you do w/polka dots

    Saturday, check in for the Starke County 4H Fair…. You might just see one of these. You have a chance to win a FREE class pass from the Starke County Chamber booth. They also have several cards to win. Take a chance and spin the wheel!! I also have 3 entries in the Open Class, as a professional, one you have seen the other two you have not…. Stop by and see how I did… I will keep you posted after I find out… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  Home Decor,  Kits,  Paper Pumpkin,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Party and Cupcake Day!!

    Ohhh so much fun today!! Lots to see, and prizes to win! SHOPPING TOO! We were so busy having fun making cards and looking at the catalog that, YUP, again I forgot to take pictures. DANG IT. Even thought of it when I was setting up the sample tables. Almost forgot to take pictures of those too! geeeezz New paper, card ideas and class schedules, ohhh my. Paper and Ribbon share samples a plenty. Have you signed up yet?? 2019-2021 In-Color club info too. Can you see the Spring Sampler there?? Sign up for the Summer one is here!! So much fun and crafty time too, these are always the…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Lots of tidbits…

    Come check out some of the new products, colors and fingers crossed even get your catalog. There will be two cards to make for $10 or free with your order. If you place an order over $75 there will also be some GREAT card recipes based on new items from our new book. Are you looking for some fun girl time?? A way to get your hands on some product for FREE. I am looking for a few fun loving people to host a party. Dates available for then end of June and July! If you have not heard retiring items have been discounted … WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. You will…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead

    New Charm

    How do you encourage or remind yourself how far you have come?? When I go to a Stampin’ Up! event we started a tradition… we head to Cracker Barrel have a relaxing breakfast and I find, with assistance of course, the next charm. This one is a way of looking at the journey already taken along with the journey yet to come. The second thing is says that it all happens ONE step at a time. How far have you come, so far?? Fortunately, there are have been several events in the last year. Two OnStages and two leadership events, here is how the bracelet is shaping up so far.…

  • Fairs / Events

    Phew what a weekend..

    I was so happy to be able to spend Saturday with this lovely lady. If you do not know who she is… Meet Shannon, She is from the Home Office of Stampin’ Up! She is also the Demonstrator Manager for the Great Lakes area. Met several other ladies from our area and we brain stormed some great ideas. I am looking forward to talking with the team and seeing what else they can come up with. Saw this on my way home and…. WHAT, how did I take such a wrong turn!! hahaha, I did make it home… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    In-Colors Peek

    Out in Terra Haute for a SU leadership event. Here is the card that I used as my swap card. Each “flower” is one the the new 2019-2021 In-Color. So excited to share they beautiful new colors with all of you. Even more excited that we have a third PURPLE! You will be able to see all these In-Colors in person at the new catalog Launch Saturday, June 1 in Plymouth. Check back early next week for more information on that exciting event!! The BEST part is you get your catalog there!! Can not wait for you to see …. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Ribbon Share 2019 Annual Catalog

    Here is a way to get some of the new ribbon so that you can have it to play with and see which is your favorites…. You can get one, two or all three bundles…. Bundle #1 New 2019-2021 In-Color 1/2 Scalloped linen ribbon Pretty Peacock Purple Posy Rococo Rose Seaside Spray Terracotta Tile Cost $11 Bundle #2 3/8 Scalloped Lace trim – Very Vanilla 5/8 Organdy Striped – Petal Pink 1/2 Gathered – Rococo Rose Cost $6.50 Bundle #3 Magnolia Lane Combo 1/4 Textile -Mint Macaron 3/8 Reversible – Old Olive/ Pretty Peacock Cost $9 Questions?? You can contact me… Email, text or call. Have fun shopping… Have a…