• Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards

    Sail Away with Well Said

    I am sure this has never happened to anyone else, but me… haha. Did you plan to use something, but then things change. This card has a new life as a masculine birthday card. What do you think?? Curious, where all the parts come from?? The two DSP (Designer Series Papers) are from the Come Sail Away DSP (149481), meaning the lighthouse pattern and the stripe. Both of the sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set (148796). However, did you know that that stamp set has 51 different stamps?? ALL the sentiments you would need in one year! Holy Cow! Let’s talk about my favorite parts… Whisper White Solid…

  • 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…

  • Coloring,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Happy Father’s Day

    How are you spending Fathers’s Day?? The Hubby and I will be going to see my parents today. All I know is that dinner is on the agenda. Have you had fun with the Best Catch (148598) Stamp set and coordinating dies Catch of the Day (148815)?? This cattail section is a fun add. Let’s color a bit. Stampin’ Blends, Soft Suede (147273), Mango Melody (147945), Daffodil Delight (144603) and even Pumpkin Pie (144599). You could use Wink of Stella (141897) or Shimmer paint (Champange-147044 or Frost White-147046) for the metal look on the lure too. Dad, How many lures have you lost to the cat tails or weeds?? haha…

  • Coloring,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Birthday or Dad?

    Still gearing up for Father’s Day?? Or is it just a birthday card that you need? Do you have fishermen in your life?? I sure do! My Dad, brothers and nephew. This would be fitting of any of them. The Best Catch stamp set (148598), coordinating dies Catch of the Day (148815) are all you need for the fishermen in your life! Starting with the water… do you think of different things that you could have done, of course, after the card is done?? I do! A sweep of the Balmy Blue ink pad (147105) along the bottom of this layer adds the look of water, but thinking now it…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits,  Technique Tuesday

    More Rosy

    Working that Everything is Rosy set… In case you run out of ideas. This one a fancy fold. Thank you to my friend Christine, for the reminder of this fun “Fancy Fold”. Here is how the card opens. No waste from your 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece. You cut off from your card base and use it for the fold over piece. Here is your inside… I just love how you can see the sweeps of Rose Gold shimmer paint. This is a great addition for your birthday cards. The bottom trim is rose gold foil using a die that is included in the kit. Also, cut out pieces…

  • Challenges,  Happy Birthday,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    GDP Challenge Day #188

    Super excited to participate in the Global Design Project Challenge today #GDP188. This week we are CASEing the designer, Brian King. Today, you get two sneak peeks at a couple of the new 2019-2021 In-colors. Pretty Peacock and Sea Side Spray. They sure look pretty together!! Trying to figure out what that sentiment is from?? Everything is Rosy the one month Kit of course!! Have you gotten yours?? NOO?? ohh you really want to second think that… there is a leaf edge that is added to the sentiment portion…WOW…add a little Wink of Stella to the “berry” parts, amazing!! Using the Leaves Trinkets (146343) for the pretty thing… Looped around…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Pretty Birthday Flowers

    Have you thought….humm, this looks fun, But its probably not for me?? Well, here is a great way to try it out. The 1st Tuesday of each month I have a class at the local library. This is a great way to try out this fun craft. All the stuff is supplied, stamps, ink, paper, adhesive and even ribbon. Preregister by sending me an email or text. Bring your smiling face and $5. Come on, try it… what do you have to lose?? No matter what you have two cards that you can take with you to use or keep. Yes, I will even help you tie the BOW!! Who…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Fun times with the Girls

    Another Girl’s Night in the books…. I had so much fun with these lovely ladies. We talk, snack, get crafty and win prizes. What kind of cards did we make?? You guesses… Birthday cards. Every month we focus on Birthday’s because, who does NOT need a birthday card?? Some new faces this month… EXCITING!! and then some not so new, hahaha. We could not get to the bakery so it came to us this time. Thank you Stephanie #sugarshackbakeryplymouth for our yummy treats!! Want to join us next month?? Friday, June 7 at 6 central/7 eastern We should be back at the bakery. Join us and Have a Great Day…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Happy Birthday

    Last week….

    My favorite neighbor had a birthday… we usually get each other something not too big, a plant or something like that. Last year I think I picked up some cute windchimes… This year, it was a lantern, LED and solar. You know though that I could not just leave it naked!! This tag was the perfect, spring/farm touch. She has taught me a ton of things. She has taken me under wing about farm/country life… helped me can for the first time, brought some crazy chickens to the homestead and loved my like one of her kids. I am GRATEFUL she moved across the street and that she has been…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Happy Birthday

    Visitors on the Homestead

    Do you get excited when you have guests at your house?? I know I sure do!! This past weekend Mom and Dad came for a weekend long visit. Mom and I got crafty, they both got to see what Coffee and Cards was all about AND we went adventuring with Joe. We ate and laughed and visited a few new places. Ohh so much fun in just three days. I am looking forward to their next visit in June, WoooHooo! Could not have a birthday with out cake… I decided oreo ice cream cake would be a winner!! Love you, Mom and Dad…. Thank you for visiting. Glad you had…

  • Happy Birthday,  old site,  Stamp Camp/class

    Birthday’s a plenty

    Yesterday was my niece Adderly’s 5th Birthday party! While, I was there though some other gifts needed to be delivered. Brody, my nephew, turned 9 and this card along with a few gifts were delivered. He was excited about the gift card more so then the card it self…. not surprised, haha Here is Adderly’s card. Her gift get mailed to her sometime around the 12th of each month…. anyone know what it could be?? Check back Tuesday! Normally you really only get one card per post… this one gets two because Funny how the same stamp set, Birthday Wishes for You (145742) can be so versatile. The top also…

  • Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards,  old site,  Stamp Camp/class

    Girls Night Fun

    A huge Thank you to Sugar Shack Bakery for hosting us again this month…. Raspberry Champagne cupcakes….Ohhh soooo YUMMY!! And the cards the ladies made where fun too! Someone please remind me to take more pictures…. geezzz Thank you ladies that were able to make it! Next Girls Night is May 3, and apparently Stephanie likes us… she wants us back!! See you all in May or sooner! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Happy Birthday,  old site

    Part Two

    Remember Trevor’s Birthday card from last week?? There was a second version of that card. Using all the same basic pieces… just a little bling and femininity. Which version do you like?? The Well Said (bundle-150609) gives you a lot of bang for your buck!! The bundle has 51 stamps and 24 dies, which include the friend, leaf pattern and both the butterfly on this and the bird on the masculine version. Add in the Layering Ovals (141706) which includes scallops and simple ovals. I will sure miss this wood grain DSP. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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!!

  • 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!!

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    A Chicken??

    The rooster from Home to Roost is a favorite for me. Shocking, I do love my chickens. I know no butterflies on here, Look tomorrow though… sorry. How do you like the wood grain with the Gray Granite?? Mixing the different wood tones is adventurous. Why?? maybe because it does not “match”? The ladies at girls night enjoyed having this “masculine” card for a Birthday. The rooster and grass are from the sale-a-bration FREE catalog with a $50 purchase. Here could be your $$50 ish,.. 146977 neutral cardstock pack 144177 wood texture DSP 119850 1 3/4 inch circle punch 119867 1 inch circle punch total $50.50 Then get the Home…

  • Add a page title,  Happy Birthday

    Need a Birthday card??

    We have been having fun with the Amazing Life stamp set (148750) . This one is similar to the first, but the sentiment is just tooo funny!! Think about that for a minute. Life is to short to say no to Cake!! The watercolor technique here is just the aqua painter (103954) filled with regular water and a little re-inker. Just a reminder the paper must be completely dry when you go to stamp. COMPLETELY! We have mixed ribbon styles before, this is to help pull all the colors together and not be too much. I hope this is a birthday card you can see using and making!! Have a…

  • Add a page title,  Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    New Cling Mounting

    Having trouble or worried about mounting your new stamps?? I hope this video helps… Plus a cute little card to go along with it, This adorable set is a bundle, Stamp set with Die Cuts and when you purchase the bundle you save 10%. The Birthday Cheer stamp set has cute and fun fonts, including the sentiment below. The cupcake is just one of the imagines. Party hat and gift box and fun pattern too. You will see upcoming posts that will feature additional stamps and die cuts from this bundle ( Birthday Cheer Bundle 150576) The video shows all the dies and stamps. I hope the video helps you…