• 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 Tuesday

    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…

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

    Paper Share 2019 Annual Catalog

    Here is the Paper Share details…. 14 Paper Packs including Foil AND Vellum…. Woven Threads (12 sheets) 11.50 Magnolia Lane (12 sheets) 11.50 Garden Lane (12 sheets) 11.50 Follow Your Art (12 sheets) 11.50 Bird Ballard (12 sheets) 11.50 Dinoroar (12 sheets) 11.50 Perennial Essence (12 sheets) 11.50 Perennial Essence Vellum (12 sheets) 11.00 See a Silhouette (12 sheets) 11.50 Come Sail Away (12 sheets) 11.50 Pressed Petal (24 sheets) 14.50 Mosaic Mood (12 sheets) 14.50 Noble Peacock (12 sheets) 14.50 Noble Peacock Foil (6 sheets) 10.00 Per share cost is $46. All are bagged and labeled, 6×6 sheets. You get from ALL packs! Questions?? Email, call or text. Check…

  • Fairs / Events,  old site,  sneak peek

    Have you heard??

    I have been taking part in the amazing Tutorial Team… All these ladies have put together some project and you can get them for FREE with a qualifying order or if you are part of my team OR as a future prize at one of my events. The projects that are made for this group are exclusive to the group… I look forward to sharing this months projects. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Another Treat?

    Happy Easter!! These little treats have a chocolate candy inside and the butterfly is a sign of spring for everyone. These little cuties use the Scalloped Tag topper (133324) and your multi glue (110755). Making several of these, paper clips worked like a charm to secure the glue overnight. The Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) was the final touch for this one. Using which ever butterfly set and color you would like. As you can see in this photo, the glue was not carried all the way to the bottom. The reason?? Ease of opening. due to them being glued flat it helped to keep the bottom open. How far did…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  old site

    Ohh one last swap

    Dang, here is the other organized swap that happened at OnStage last week. How I forgot I have not clue… This swap focused on DSP (designer series paper). The DSP used here is a favorite for me!! Share What you Love (146926) which will no longer be available come June. All DSP retires at the end of each annual catalog. The same patterns, for each card…. with just a different sentiment. The sentiment and die cuts come from the Well Said bundle (150609). As you know, with a bundle you can save 10% AND this bundle price goes away in June too. With this being Easter weekend, I want to…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    2019-2020 Annual Catalog

    If you have not seen the cover for the 2019-2020 annual catalog, she is Soo pretty! Some fun changes too!! Bonus categories and bigger pictures too! Have you ordered in the last 6 months?? If you have placed a $50 order with me in that time frame you will get a FREE annual catalog. You must send me an email that you want one. Reminder.. my April Sale-a-Bration Sale started today!! These count too!! Hurry do not delay!! Watch for Paper AND Ribbon Share information coming soon!! Have a Great Day getting Craft!!

  • Fairs / Events,  old site

    “Truck Swap”

    You are wonderful!! Hope you are having a Great Sunday!! Traveling back home today and figured the “Truck Swap” would be a good share today. So, traveling to/from Minnesota with four other ladies, we decide (I decided) that we should do a swap…. Here is the one that I shared, I can not wait to share what the other ladies made! You know that Highland Heather was going to be involved, right?? The Rooted in Nature (146482) Suite needed some love too. Have you gotten the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (148551)?? The detail on the edge of the sentiment was just the added touch I was looking for. The “log” stamp…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    Swaps

    Swaps are a fun way to meet fellow demonstrators… This year the bright and cheerful gingham was the way to go!! Simple stamping was also a choice that was decided. Available in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lemon LIme Twist and Highland Heather. From one 6×6 sheet you can get two full cards. including the little flags. Birthday Cheer (148604) for the sentiment… Could this be a Graduation card?? hummm?? More swaps tomorrow! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Fashionable Note taker..

    OnStage is a BIG deal and I like to make it an even bigger deal…. Here is my note pad, my travel companions got one too! Out of all the AMAZING DSP (designer series paper) This sheet is what speaks to me…. Three of the five choose this same paper pack. All different all perfect for the person getting it. Thank you ladies for traveling with me and Also Thank you for being the Beautiful, Loving Ladies that you are!! HUGS This started out as a composition book that was picked up at a local dollar store, Using the Detailed Trio Punch (146320)to round the two corners and the Tear…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Helpppp!!

    Do you see my Whisper White and Silver bakers twine?? I can not find it ANYWHERE!! How about the little flowers that I fussy cut out?? Uugghh. I am drowning in paper and ribbon if you do not hear from me by morning please send a search party!! I have this BIG party with a few thousand of my friends to go too! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  old site,  Sampler,  Stamp Camp/class

    Fun Day…

    Ever wondered what shenanigans go on at a stamp class?? Lots of smiles and fun… lots of work too. This is a photo from the Spring Sampler last week. Mark your calender’s to join us for the next one. June 22 we will be doing our “Summer Sampler”. Thank you to all that were able to join us! The tables were full and lots of smiling faces left with their pretty new home decor. Busy week coming up!! Safe travels to all the demonstrators going on OnStage next weekend!! I am soo excited!! Want to join me in November?? Join my team! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Happy Birthday,  old site

    I am soooo excited!

    So excited to have our first girls night at Sugar Shack Bakery in Plymouth…. Here is the plan: Greet everyone get beverages maybe a snack.. Make a couple cards… Give away a prize…. Make a couple more cards… Give away another prize… Ohhhh wait somewhere in there we have to have snacks and then maybe another prize?? I look forward to meeting our new friends and have fun with our current ones. Contact me if you have any questions… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Unstoppable…

    Want a fun way to give someone a small gift?? Make a cute and encouraging package!! This sentiment is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set (148732), which happens to be FULL of positive/empowering says.. This was made to look like a book, pretty cover and a pop at the binding. it was kept together with 1/8 inch Sheer ribbon in Fresh Fig (144174). What was put inside?? Good question… Lip Balm. because who does not need that this time of year?? It was help in place with a couple glue dots so it would not slip out. Still easy to get out of the “book” . Basic measurements: 3…

  • Fairs / Events,  old site

    weekend overview

    On Friday I hit the road to head up to Michigan for training. Leaving an hour earlier then originally planned due to possible weather issues. Keeping in mind no pit stops except maybe one. After going from white out to clear back to white out…. what should have taken 45 minutes took almost two hours. Got stuck behind two accidents. right in front of me a person panicked and went straight into a telephone pole. The truck went sliding a couple times before getting off the expressway. Yes, the truck pulled through without a scratch, thankfully. Only 30 minutes late, but in one piece and ready for an adult beverage.…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  Home Decor

    Thank You

    I had great fun today at the craft room sale. Made a couple new friends and had soo much fun with the old ones. This is a new display that has been added to the craft room…. it is a bit rough, but it fits in, dontch think?? To all that came today, Thank you!! It was great fun, as usual forgot to take pictures AGAIN. Looking forward to see what you all do with your new treasures!! I am exhausted….and think it will take a few days to catchup?? We shall see… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! good night……….. zzzzzzzz