• Holiday cards

    More Holiday fun..

    Joe and I are enjoying a HOT sunny day… Thankful he is home today… wishing Trevor was here too!! but adulting can stink sometimes. Daisy Lane (bundle-15118 daisy punch-143713) whoever says you are not versatile, I will disagree! Going with traditional Night of Navy and Real Red … Here is how I “created” the flowers… Punch 2 Whisper White Daisies Stamp with Night of Navy on Whisper White and Punch with Daisy Punch. Punch 4 Whisper White Medium Daisies Stamp with Real Red on Whisper White and Punch with Medium Daisy Punch Use bone folder to carefully curl. Plain Daises, or leave flat. Layers… plain(top) then stamped image then (dimensional)…

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    Happy Fourth of July

    I hope that you has a safe and happy holiday with family and friends! My nod to the red, white and blue, using Flourishing Phrases (s-151407 d-141478) and this may seem like an odd pair, but It Starts with Art (149303). Heat embossing the stamped image with the new Shimmer White embossing powder (149511). to add our fireworks of sparkles. Silver thread and rhinestones of all sorts. Do you think I over did it?? Stay cool, have fun and …. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Holiday cards

    Happy Memorial Day

    How did you start your day?? Was it busy?? Prep work for a BBQ? The Hamscher Homestead started out with a quick crafty stop to remind myself what today is all about … Did you know that Memorial Day was not made an official federal holiday until 1971?? And did you know that it started out being called Decoration Day after the Civil War?? Always a day to remember our fallen military. Making the ultimate sacrifice, for our country. After craft time… and before the first rain of the day, enjoyed a walk around the gardens… found that we have seven different colors of irises, three different colors of columbines…

  • 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…

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    Squirrels for Spring.

    Fable Friends (148670) will be in the new Annual Catalog. This little cute squirrel along with it’s friends, the bunny and Mama Duck with her kids. Are you ready for Easter?? Have you figured out what the bunny will be putting in the baskets?? Our family is getting together for brunch. Using the Gingham Gala DSP (148554) and the watercolor pencils (141709) to color. Have you heard that there will be an additional set of watercolor pencils?? The first set has 13 you will be able to add 10 more colors to your color selection. Sorry, but not available until June 3. One more hint… Gingham is a very trendy…

  • Holiday cards,  old site,  Technique Tuesday

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    Erin go Braugh! and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you!! Sending luck to you on this day along with a spot of gold…. The Amazing Life (148750) stamp set is where this sentiment and 4 leaf clover come from… and is paired perfectly using the Stitched Rectangular Framelits (148551). These are available as a bundle (150624) saving 10%. Our cardstock colors are Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist and a piece of vellum between. Have you heat embossed before?? Here are your basic supplies…. VersaMark (102283) Embossing Buddy (103083) Heat Tool (129053) Gold embossing powder (102129) (The gold is for this card) Using the embossing buddy wipe the intended area…

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    Trees?

    This stamp set is a favorite!! The Bundle is a knock out.. In the Woods and Tranquil Tide. The background is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamp. Meaning, ink your stamp and stamp the first time (1st) do not re-ink and stamp the second time (2nd), huff on the stamp and stamp the third (3rd) time. taDuh!! The die cuts include this matching set of trees. a frosty layering piece. The inside sentiment over the stamped image leaves room to write your message. Still confused about the generation stamping, leave me a note. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pretty Pines (#6)

    Lastly on the Stamp-a-Stack 2018 card number 6. The colors used here are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler. There is only a small sparkle on this last card option with just a few sequins and Wink of Stella. This card is a top folding card. The grouping here is Stamp set located on page 96 in the big book and matching die cuts. The combo of the stamp/dies cost. $61. stamp camp pre pay price $73. add the Merry Christmas thinlits for $25. If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Joyous Noel Bundle (#5)

    This is Stamp-a-Stack 2018 card number 5. Have you decided yet?? are you sure?? This card uses, Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake. Yes, Joyous Glimmer paper is our sparkly addition. This is a “fancy” fold easel card…. see photo below. **note DSP will be stamped instead.. the paper is no longer available.* This bundle is from the 2018 Holiday catalog page 27. The bundle includes stamp set and punch for $31.50 stamp camp prepay price is $45. If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of your cards and make 5 of this and…

  • Fairs / Events,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Blizzard Bundle (#4)

    Here is Stamp-a-Stack 2018 card number 4. The colors on this one is Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Ohhh, and vellum…. that is where the snow look comes from. This card is a top folded card. This bundle is from the 2018 Holiday Catalog on page 39. The bundle includes, Wood or Clear mount stamps and a large die cut. Bundle costs: Wood mount $53 stamp camp pre pay price $65. Clear mount $45.75 stamp camp pre pay price $58 If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of your cards and make 5…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek

    Many Blessings (#3)

    This is Stamp-a-Stack card number 3. The colors for this card are Powder Pink and Rich Razzleberry. How about the addition of that copper star?? Or you can use the snowflake that is also included in the pack. This card is a “fancy” fold… see pictures below. The Stamp Set used here is located in the 2018 Holiday catalog on page 46. The Many Blessing stamp set 24.50 stamp camp pre pay price $38. add the embossing folder for $8 If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of your cards and make 5 of this…

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    Santa’s Workshop (#2)

    Here is Stamp-a-Stack 2018 card number 2. The colors of this card are Poppy Parade, Garden Green and Whisper White. This card is a side folded shaker…. Yes, first ever Camp shaker. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the 2018 Holiday catalog page 19. The items included in this card are Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP, Window sheets and special dimensionals for the shaker. Cost here totals $27. stamp camp pre pay price $41. If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of your cards and make 5 of this and 5 of another of your…

  • Fairs / Events,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek

    Winter Woods Bundle (#1)

    Here is Stamp-a-Stack 2018 card number 1. ! The colors used here are Smoky Slate and Whisper White, Did I mention that there is Silver Glimmer paper?? I know you can see that Shimmer Paint along the ripped edges. This card is a top folded card. This bundle is located in the 2018 Holiday catalog on page 27. The bundle includes Wood or Clear mount stamp set and 11 piece die cut set. Bundle costs: Wood mount $57.50 stamp camp pre pay price $70. Clear mount $50.25 $63. If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one…