• Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor

    Happy 3D Thursday everyone, Happy Fall idea.

    Happy 3D Thursday everyone I am super excited Happy 3D Thursday everyone! Excited also to share this Fun Fall sign idea. I love fall and all that it means. Change of season, fall leaves, jeans and T-Shirts even a flannel. I especially get excited to decorate. Why because I love the fall colors. Those jewel tones of Red, Orange and dark Green. How about today’s Project?? If you have been with me awhile. You know that I typically start my decorating with the cabinet in the kitchen or the fireplace. This little cutie is going on the cabinet in the kitchen. No it is not huge and it does not…

  • Home Decor,  Paper Pumpkin

    More with Paper Pumpkin, wall decoration.

    More with Paper Pumpkin Ready for a little More with Paper Pumpkin?? This one is my favorite alternative for the July kit. To think all you need is the kit, some sticks and coordinating ribbon. What do you think?? Okay, I did add a few more things. but check out how cute each envelope turned out… Starting at the top, with Camp. The fireflies on this are using the Be Dazzling Sale-a-Bration FREE item and the Brilliant Wings dies. The camper was cut off the card front very carefully. Yes, I sure did add a panel to the front to lift off the words and add dimension. Next up is…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry bundle with wood frame.

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry You know that I love Home Decor and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is perfect!! Perfect for summer that is! We made this last month on the first Wednesday of the month for the It Started With class. Reminder that this is a monthly thing. It is always something different and typically it starts with something that cost $1. Not always though. Have you gotten this bundle yet?? I was so excited when I saw this bundle in the Jan – June Mini. Even more excited when it was also included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. More time to play and enjoy these sweet strawberries!! haha. Tell…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    It Started with $1 Happy April Strong and Beautiful

    It Started with $1 I know, it has been too long since we have done… It Started with $1. Here we are April 1st and I know I have at least three lined up!! WoooHOOO!! So for this one, it all stared with a trip to Dollar Tree. I found this cute chalk board. I knew I could use it. But the wood was super light. and the back was plain… hummm I got Mom to help!! We have a family friend that was the victim of a shooting. So knowing that Mom might like to help be create this gift. I went out to Illinois to see what she…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    Happy week of Christmas, pretties, furies and food.

    Happy week of Christmas Finally, we made it, Happy week of Christmas. Mooch is putting in his two cents. I was going to skip the tree, BUT he would not have it. Only two slimline trees AND no ornaments. I will find him sitting under them any minute. Mooch decided that I was not moving fast enough and took a nap. While he was napping I was able to get this and several other things done. Including two Christmas trees. A bunch of dusting and lots of sneezing too. haha. Check out last years decorations, here. The face… He wants more attention and I was not spooning out the food…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor

    Wood Ornament Sneak Peak at the Studio

    Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak This little Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak at the Studio too. First, the ornament. Have you wondered about those little wood “cookies”? I ordered 30 of them, with not much of a plan, but then it hit me. The Wreath Builder?? I wonder?? I grabbed some scrap and cut one out. You bet, it sure did fit!! I added a second layer. Yes, two different colors. This one is Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. There was also Shaded Spruce and Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Although, I even did a Shaded Spruce and Shade Spruce. The wreath builder is even a bundle, Arrange a…

  • Home Decor,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pumpkin Patch with Plaid Tidings DSP.

    Pumpkin Patch with Plaid. A dollar store find to create a Pumpkin Patch with Plaid Tidings. This is one of the 3 Holiday Stamp Camp projects. There are times that you just NEED to do something different, right?? I let the Plaid Tidings pick the colors. Even the “PATCH” is from the DSP pack. I would like to take a minute and talk about the fun frame. I will be honest what is the behind our cute pumpkins was kinda scary. REALLY!! It was the size that sold me on this frame. It measured about less than 8 x 8 inches. So yes, one piece of cardstock would fit!! YEAH!!…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it

    Third Seven days Haunting Halloween & Blog Hop Fun

    Third Seven Days Haunting For the Third – Seven days of Haunting Halloween its a Home Decor item. Joe is still tearing up my kitchen and about to move into my crafty room. YIKES!! So I am actually sad that I do not have my fall decorations up. I have pumpkins for days that could pretty much be ALLLLL over the house. ANYWAY, welcome if you have never been here before. Why do I mention this?? This post is a Blog Hop too!! WOOOOHOOOO! Now, let’s take a closer look at this fun little project. This came about from a scrap piece of lumber (kitchen remodel). Like any construction areas…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  It Started with...

    April It Started with …

    Here is where I left you yesterday… I am going to be SUPER honest…. Truly, I was stumped! I know it was a crazy day yesterday. I spent most of the day on the computer. However, I learned a bunch of new things!! After all was said and done, I was tired and overwhelmed. Could that have been it?? Apparently NOT! This sign was sitting in front of me for at least a week…. not one idea. Where was my mojo hiding?? I headed back to the craft table and pulled out the Stampin’ Blends. That was certainly working. hummm Wait until you see!! Paula, you have no idea how…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    It started with…

    NOOOO Christmas… I did however, find this down in the basement while doing some “cleaning”. Trust me I do NOT like that side! Let me just tell you about this “sign”. It measures 7 1/2 by 37 inches. The outside “frame” is a Mossy Meadow green. I hate to admit that this is as far as it got… HONEST, I have a plan !! I have been fighting with my computer all day and I AM DONE. Just for the day. Tomorrow is a new day. After a quick drop off I will certainly be working on this!! I PROMISE!! Lastly, I will be sending out new class information. WHEN???…

  • Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    Springtime Impressions for a Challenge and Team swap

    New learning curve… We are all trying to navigate in new ways. Last night was our Team meeting and due to the current “situation” we… All learned how to do it via Zoom. In addition to that we had a beautiful guest. It was very exciting for me to have the opportunity to invite Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!. Certainly a fun surprise for my team! We were honored to have her join us and pass on some great information. Also thank you for all the help! Anyway… Creating this beautiful set has a three fold purpose. One was for my team swap and really, who couldn’t use a healing…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  It Started with $1

    March it started with $1

    Here is where this begins… Saw this at the Dollar Tree before Christmas. It had hot pink and bright yellow stripes. BUT the sizing was right. Do you grab stuff, come up with ideas and buy… but they sit on the shelf? YUP, this was one of those!! I wish I could remember where this saying came from!! I would happily give them credit. The left is where I started. The right had more impact. Did you know that the retired Large Letter dies are on the clearance rack?? For LESS then $60! Snag those puppies quick! In addition to those dies, grab what you need of the 2018-2020 In…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    Pleased as PUNCH

    Still having fun with this DSP! This started out as a $1 frame…. hummmm, mid month? I know a bonus! Here is what else you need… Under My Umbrella bundle (153786) punch out the umbrellas 1/2 circle punch (119869) to punch out the flowers And LOTS of dimensionals (mini and regular) Covering the frames is as easy as tracing the frame and cutting it out. Adhere with Multipurpose Glue. Arrange your punched out pieces and do not be afraid to use those partial pieces. Even the little flowers that have a straight line can be used along the heart or edge. A FUN find … the “Hello Sunshine” fits in…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  YouTube video

    Heartfelt for It Started with a $1

    Here is where it started… I saw these cute jars at the Dollar Tree. Soo many possibilities! But where to begin?? hummmm Craft Whisper White ink… just for the center section. However, this did take a LONG time to dry! Over 24 hours. After that I remembered about the Global Design Project challenge! How perfect is this color challenge for this goodie jar! Ohhh Valentine’s Day goodies! Okay, pull out the Heartfelt bundle (153775) the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527) and the New Spritzer bottle that I made for the QWick and WOW! Video. Whisper White thick cardstock is spritzed with the shimmer paint. Check the video here! The From…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    New FUN stuff…

    Hello Everybody!! I am super excited to bring an old blog feature to my website!! Waaaaay back in the “day” I used to do a monthly post … “It started with a $1” I have to admit, I miss it! Sooooo, starting on February 1, I will be adding this back to my rotation of fun crafty plans!! Here is how it used to work, I find items that cost $1, garage sales, dollar store finds and resale shops treasures. Take that and put my Stampin’ Up! touch to it! Any questions?? How about a special sneak peek at one now? This one started with a dollar store find. Well,…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor

    Poppy’s for Blog Hop SU Home Decor

    Welcome, Thanks for Hopping. Happy you could join us for a fun adventure. Have you read our ‘Statement of the Heart”? This beautiful magnet was a gift from my friend and fellow Stampin’ Sister, Christine Bertram. I have been trying to find a home for it. Above all that did it justice. Here is what I did… This is a galvanized, round “tray” measuring 6 inches. The acrylic Statement of the Heart magnet…… SNAPPED right on!! WOOOHOOO! But now…What?? Of course wanting to use something from the NEW 2020 Mini Catalog….hummm?? Meet my Oriental Poppy, let me just tell you this beauty is in my from yard every spring! And…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor,  Technique

    Window using Peaceful Boughs

    Remember back in October when we were doing the remodel and I took advantage of Joe having tools out? No?? check here. Here is a second project that was constructed that day. The first, in case you forgot, is the “ladder” that is now in the bathroom, check here. This one measures about 12″ by 12″. The perfect size for any paper crafting project!! It started with a cardinal. In addition to the Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon, I paired it with the Burlap ribbon. Not using both, but layering one over the other. Using the perfect evergreen colors of Shaded Spruce and Garden Green. Using all three sprig dies…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Home Decor

    12/22 Coffee and Cards Sunday??

    So much fun in such a little thing. We have played with the wood elements before, and YES, I do love them!! Sooo, many things that can be done with them! We have used them on the Fall Sampler, for a couple gift ideas, a card and now Christmas ornaments. Using Three different Stamp sets, bundles Christmas Gleaming – 153006 To Every Season – 153051 Peaceful Boughs – 153033 And adding a couple snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers – 143751. Yes, I really do have things on my table just begging to be used. The first four from coffee and cards… the top full snowflakes are also from the live……

  • 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…

  • Home Decor,  Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Boughs Winter Sampler

    Here is your reminder that Sign up ends for this beautiful home decor item on Friday, November 1 (fee due also). Here is what you get for your $30 PDF instructions 1/2 Pack of Toile Tidings DSP Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots Linen Thread You can add on The Peaceful Boughs Bundle for an additional $61. If you need a new picture frame that will be an additional $10. Wanting this as a class to go, your only extra is shipping. Are you looking for just the PDF instructions? $15. I look forward to seeing how your versions turn out!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    A Truck and for a Challenge #195

    Today let’s go on a trip… Out to the country, where I live! All of us in the Pickup Truck… for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge #gdp195 the theme is… So many fun ideas, but when I saw the challenge, it was going to use this new bundle Ride with Me (151106). Which includes both stamps and coordinating dies. Have you had a look at it yet?? OHHHH!! Here is the stamped image of the truck… including, Silver Foil (132178) adding to the “old school” look. It is used on the bumper and the “rims” of the tires. In addition, Vellum (101856) for the window, which was fussy cut…

  • Home Decor,  Sampler,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sampler part 1

    So, I do not forget…. I want to thank, once again, Sugar Shack Bakery in Plymouth for her beautiful flower cookies that matched very well!! Thank you Stephanie, the ladies though they were super yummy!! I was super excited, my mom (left) joined us for her very FIRST class. She said she has a super time and enjoyed the other ladies that came too!! Starting off with all the punches… phew, there were almost 60 punched out pieces per sampler… mostly the new medium Daisy (b-151118 punch-149517). Ten total daisy flowers, three per flower. Want to view the full sampler close up…link. It was sure fun to share this with…

  • Home Decor,  sneak peek

    Summer Sampler

    Saturday, June 22, noon (central) at my house. Price break down… Sampler PDF included $30 DSP, Cardstock, Vellum and embellishments) Daisy Lane bundle $41.20 (add-on) New Letters bundle $62.38 (add-on just dies $45) Other punches used (add-on): Sprig $21 Leaves $19 Four-Petal $21 Daisy (full size) $21 This is a move at your own pace event… Checks Due Monday… Credit Card payments Tuesday. Questions, please let me know… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    Blog Hop with Home Decor SU Style

    Thank you for “hopping” in…. Home Decor SU Style. Happy you could join us! Please be sure to check out what everyone has to share, link down on the bottom. Have you heard a saying that just spoke to you?? Then you search EVERYWHERE to find what you are looking for …. and it is NOWHERE Well, what is a crafter to do?? She makes it herself! A fellow local lady business owner was my first call. She cuts metal. YUP, laser cuts. We worked on the font going back and forth with what to pick. This worked perfectly! The next thing was cutting all the letters… TWICE. First in…

  • Home Decor,  Uncategorized

    sick of Flowers yet??

    Working still on flowers…. What punches do you see here?? There is a new die cut here too… more peeks at the 2019-2021 In-Colors. I am thinking of an In-Color Club…. Anyone interested on more information?? What a great way to get all the new colors and the matching goodies, dontcha think? ohhhh, Dont forget…. Guess the punches for more chances to win!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Home Decor,  old site,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring Sampler

    Hello Everyone, When: Saturday, March 30 noon central/1 eastern All money is due March 22. Location: Shiloh Woods 5433 Quince Rd, Plymouth, IN If you saw yesterdays post, the dies were on Low Inventory…..tried to get the dies this morning, they were already gone. Here is the plan…. The stamp set is still available we are going to keep on with the sampler as is. I have the die cuts and so does a friend of mine. An adjustment to the Event will be made accordingly. The photo does not show the Frame, this is due to the glass glare. This is not a “traditional” sampler. Usually there are 9…

  • 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