• Holiday cards

    Let’s Celebrate 2020

    Happy New Year!! I am still working on that Night Before Christmas (150437) DSP. Just like in Coffee and Cards on Saturday. Using up all that beautiful paper. Did you know that I do not have a Happy New Year stamp?? WHAT?? I know, right! But working a little bit of magic… Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618) has a “LET’S CELEBRATE YOU”. All you do is “mask” off the “you” and Ta-Duh! To be honest though all I did was ink only the two words I wanted. Easy enough, but took two tries. WIN But the “2020” was a different story. Pulled out the Make a Difference (146676) stamp set. Yes,…

  • Challenges,  Holiday cards

    Perfectly Plaid for a Challenge

    I still have two classes before Christmas. Plus I am still working on my customer Christmas Cards. Soooo, why not play along with the Global Design Project this week. The challenge this week is a sketch. I went back and forth, thought of using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (150441) but… no. Then looking at all the scraps on my work space of … YES… you guess is Wrapped in Plaid (149596). That was the winner. Here is why. The first thing I thought of when I saw this sketch was presents. Here are my presents. And YEAH to mixing patterns. Have you done it yet?? I sure hope so!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    12/7 Coffee and Cards Perfectly Plaid

    Did you know that you still have time to get in an order?? I know you will want to add the supplies for these festive gift card holders! 12 x 12 paper not even needed!! WooooHoooo! The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 and with just a few scores ( 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2) you create your “pocket” for the gift card. I choose to use the Stitched Nested Labels Largest die (149638), nice finished edge AND a perfect fit! Well you want to see more of what I am talking about?? Check out the replay on Facebook or the YouTube video below! Need a demonstrator?…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Power of 3 Peaceful Boughs

    Remember yesterdays post?? Here is what I came up with! Using our “Power of 3” concept, taking away a little to get our one layer card. Then adding something to get the 3rd card. Starting with the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set (150541 b-153033) Check out the video to even get more ideas… We will sip some coffee and create a few cards together! Below you will find all the supplies and measurements for each of the two cards made in the video. If you would like to get my blog sent to your email please fill out the form either at the bottom of the page or on the side…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping

    Pine Cones from Peaceful Boughs

    So I have been trying to get ideas for my Christmas cards. I started with the Peaceful Boughs (150541) Stamp Set This was one that ended up stamped, and I like it BUT…. What is it missing?? I look forward to you suggestions! I have another idea but that wont get ink until tomorrow. Simple color combination for this Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with a pop of Cherry Cobbler. Even the Rhinestones are Cherry Cobbler. You know you want those Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150457) And you can tell that those are two different sizes. However, there are actually three different sizes in the package! Hopefully your suggestions help…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #6 Birds of a Feather

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses the Birds of a Feather stamp set (150571). Add a couple punches and do some coloring… PERFECT!! Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Birds of a Feather 2″ Circle punch Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler cardstock Daffodil Delight cardstock Memento ink 2 1/4 Circle punch Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends All that together for a total of $111.51 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $25 Add on #2 Stamp set and 2 “Circle punch ($5 off Class fee) However, order the Stamparatus…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #5 Peaceful Boughs

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle (153033). The extra Square cut from Stitched Shapes die (145372). And the sparkle comes from the Metallic-Edge Ribbon- Silver (144213). Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Peaceful Boughs stamp set Beautiful Boughs dies Metallic-Edge Ribbon Thick Whisper White cardstock Shaded Spruce cardstock Shaded Spruce ink Stitched Shapes dies All that together for a total of $127.80 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $27 Add on #2 Stamp set, dies and ribbon $69 ($5 off Class fee) However, order the Stamparatus…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #4 Christmas Gleaming

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (153006). A few Red Rhinestone Accents (146924) and the Reversible Ribbon (149496). Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Christmas Gleaming stamp set Gleaming Ornaments punch pack Reversible Ribbon Thick Very Vanilla cardstock Crumb Cake cardstock Old Olive ink Early Espresso ink Cherry Cobbler light Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin Blends Champagne Shimmer paint Red Rhinestones All that together for a total of $138.21 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp and Punches $58 Add on #2 Stamp set, punches…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    #3 Toile Christmas

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) then add a simple Linen Thread (104199) Bow. The Rhinestones (144220) only add to the shimmer of the Wink of Stella (141897) that was used to color the cardinal. Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Toile Christmas stamp set Christmas Cardinal Dies Linen Thread Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler ink Crumb Cake ink Wink of Stella Rhinestones All that together for a total of $118.73 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $28 Add on #2 Stamp…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wonderfully Wicked for a Challenge

    This week’s Global Design Project is a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Manuela’s card uses stars. But the spiders were too cute not to use. Did you know that you could add more sparkle to the Shimmery Crystal Effects (150892)? Yes, you can with the Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds (133751). Apply when still wet and let dry. I can tell you that you will not miss that SHINY spider… I hear you asking… how did I get the “WICKED” colors like that… You will need Thick Whisper White cardstock (140272), Highland Heather Ink pad (147103) and Granny Apple Green Ink pad (147095). Also, you will want to put something under…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Wonderfully Wicked Cemetery

    I am sure ready for some fun Halloween projects! I even did a video to walk you through the steps… You will want the Wonderfully Wicked (150547), Everyday Label (144668), Ink and Paper… Window Sheets (142314) for the “flying” bats and Silver Metallic Thread (138402). Adding the mini dimensional to the window sheets helped to keep them “flying”. The video below will walk you through all the steps.. I did add the Wink of Stella (141897) to all the kitties after the video. The front kitty was also added after the video… she was just too cute and needed another friend. I sure hope this helps to spark some crafty…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #1 Perfectly Plaid

    Here is the first of 6 for the 2019 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. This Card uses all parts from the Perfectly Plaid Bundle (151143) then add in the Wrapped in Plaid DSP (149596). With this choice it includes a 1/2 pack of the DSP. So, NO not all of your cards will be EXACTLY the same. Here is how the Ultimate Add on will work… Perfectly Plaid Bundle Wrapped in Plaid DSP Night of Navy cardstock Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Night of Navy Ink Metallic Pearls All that together for a total of $94.91 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp and Punch only is $37 Add…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    9/28 Coffee and Cards – Wonderfully Wicked

    We had so much fun today on Coffee and Cards. I hope you can join us next time! Sooooo, today we created our own DSP… Using Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Memento Black Inks. Our base cardstock color was Whisper White. Using only the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp set (150547) images. The live video produced these three. However, I was able to add a fourth card afterwards. Dontcha, LOVE those little bats on the first card?? The image and punch is part of a new bundle To Every Season (153051). Cutting specific sections of “DSP” for the perfect background. After that, picking the perfect add on. Either, ribbon,…

  • Challenges,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Wonderfully Wicked Thanks for a Challenge

    The Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set (150547) and the Well Written Dies (148534) are going to make some fun holiday themed Thank you cards. Even with a touch of sparkle using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897). Fall colors of Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie. How about using them for the Global Design Project this week?? The week is CASE the designer, remember that means Copy And Selectively Edit. Here is Krista Frittan our designers card… Those balloons look so fun don’t they?? You can check out the rest of the designers ideas with the above link. However, only two got some extra glam. The Glimmer Enamel…

  • Holiday cards

    Tombstones with Wonderfully Wicked

    The poor black kitty is lost in the cemetery. WHAT?? Where did those tombstones come from?? I will be happy to tell you! Everyday Label punch (144668), do you own it?? I know you do! After that, you will need a 1 3/4 inch piece of Smoky Slate cardstock. This is one of those exceptions to the rules. Punch first, then Stamp. However, you will want to “drag” your edges over your Crafty Whisper White Ink (147277) prior to adding to your card. Also “dragging” the Basic Black layer across the Crafty Whisper White. NOTE: you may also want to use a sponge to get in the exact places you…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards

    Wicked Treats and Harvest Hellos

    This Happy Pumpkin has treats to deliver! A cookie, special candy, even maybe a TRICK?? The Harvest Hellos Bundle (153037) is perfect to add to this Mini Pizza Box (144645) top. It really needed some friends, welcome the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle (153041). However, I am not sure our cute pumpkin is super happy about having 2 spiders for friends, but… they are friendly spiders!?! The Silver Metallic Thread (138402) is PERFECT for spider webs, along with Crafty Whisper White Ink (147277). Finally our Black Kitty, just for you Paula, she is full of Wink of Stella (141897). She is all shiny in the moon light. I sure have had fun…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  sneak peek

    Give Thanks with Harvest Hellos

    Here is a sneak peak of one of the Making Party projects. When you pick Fall, Harvest Hellos Stamp set and punch bundle (153037) will be what you will be using. Sooo Cute!! Missed yesterdays post about the Making Parties?? Check it out here. The Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Polka Dot Ribbon (146912) and Textile Ribbon (149480) are in the BIG book. But how cute would this be on your Thanksgiving table? Or a small gift to a friend to thank them for something nice that was done. Similarly, I would give this to my sister for hosting Thanksgiving. Additionally the DSP used is from the Come to Gather pack…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  Home Decor,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Am I looking for you??

    With the New Holiday catalog live… I wanted to be sure to share the possible parties we could have!! Pick a kit!! There are THREE all inclusive kits in the annual catalog, ($27-$35 plus shipping and tax up front cost per person) Paper Pumpkin Party, Have a group sign up for Paper Pumpkin and we get together to make the kit. Plus a bonus alternative idea! Making Party, Pick a holiday, Halloween, Fall or Christmas. We will make 10-12 (depending on the holiday) 3D gifts. Using DSP (designer series paper) which you will have extra to take home. (BONUS, host gets stamp set for free with 12 people. $10-$12 up…

  • Holiday cards,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Winter Woods with Snow

    I know I will get myself into trouble for saying this… the snow sure is pretty!! Can you see… that big tree out in the yard with just a that light touch of SNOW!! yup, just reminds me of Christmas. Wondering how?? Last year we used the embossing paste this year we have something NEW! Yes, I am super excited about it!! Check this out.. When … the catalog goes live on September 4, will that be an item on your list?? I hope you enjoyed the short video… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Ride with me inspiration…

    I am sooo loving this truck!! The Ride with Me Bundle (151106) has pumpkins and balloons too. It all started with the Stampin’ Blends on the truck. For instance, Cherry Cobbler, both light and dark, Smokey Slate, both light and dark, and even some some Pumpkin Pie, bring on the rust, haha. Remember, to do layers of color! This little truck sure can haul a load of trees too! I am curious … do you do a live tree or a fake?? I am thinking a live tree would be a fun thing this year?? Do you think Joe would go for it?? Hummmm, I wonder? Have a Great Day…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Birch for winter?

    How about some Christmas inspiration… because the catalog goes live in EIGHT days. This one was from the Stamp-a-Stack a week ago. The Birch (w-149259 c-149256) background was so easy using the Stampuratus (146276). No worries and easy to stamp more then one at a time. The sentiment was from another stamp set. An unlikely choice if I say so myself. Making Christmas Bright (148046), it had the PERFECT font! Add a little glimmer and done! However, what about white shiny ribbon and Real Red glimmer paper?? I wonder?? Do you need a catalog still?? Contact me direct… I will get you one. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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)…

  • Holiday cards

    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…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  In-Colors,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    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

    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…