Home Decor

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor

    3D Thursday Altered Dollar Tree Sign

    3D Thursday Altered Dollar Tree You guys are in for a treat…. You get three different projects today!! WooHOOO!! What are we doing?? Well, 3D Thursday Altered Dollar Tree items. We all have different ones and I hope you enjoy all three. I am kinda sad though because this will be out last one until August?? I think. Here is the sign that I wanted to start with. However, please note that they have very similar sizes. Yes, it was from Christmas. No instructions either, BUT, you can ask any questions!! I used Basic Beige to cover the sign, for a clean look. Super excited to share that the mini…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Technique

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse for 3D Thur

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse This week I am excited to share this awesome idea!! This week for 3D Thursday it is my turn. Here is what I have for you, Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse. I am using several new items. Let’s see if you can find them. I am so loving this color combo, how about you? The new Petunia Pop and Highland Heather I think is a new favorite! Adding in something that you know I already love, woodgrain and flowers. Although you may be curious about these new items?? You will need to wait until May. The Country Birdhouse bundle and Country Woods DSP are in the new…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...,  YouTube video

    5 Days Made with Love Handmade Ornament

    5 Days of Made with Love Handmade Did you miss the new series I did a couple weeks ago?? Which one you ask?? Well the 5 Day of Made with Love Handmade Ornaments of course. Using All kinds of fun this. These make great crafty gifts, perk up a package and maybe even create a fun memory. Wanna see?? Each day was a fun and very different ornament. Day 1 – was the fun snowmen. Using circle or tree rings. Soo many possible ideas for this one. I did not think of it until typing this… BUT I could also see using the stitched squares for a fun twist. Day…

  • Home Decor

    All About Autumn Sampler Techniques too

    All About Autumn Sampler How long has it been since we have done a sampler?? It has been a LONG time actually. Today’s All About Autumn Sampler uses all the parts of this Suite. Now let me mention right off the bat that the DSP is NO LONGER available. I know, it is a total bummer. After Selling out 5 times. I was happy and fortunate to be able to get enough not only for me, Paper Share and the October Ding Dong Ditch. PHEW!! All the rest of the Suite is available, PLUS bonus the stamp set and dies will be moving to either the new catalog or an…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Hello Pumpkin using Silver Twine and Inked

    Hello Pumpkin using Silver Today, I am sharing a FAVORITE of mine. The Hello Pumpkin using Silver Threaded Twine and Artistically Inked. And of course a stick, from the yard. I created this over on YouTube and have been wanting to do it for a couple years now. I only needed the correct twine. The Silver Threaded Twine is exactly what I needed. There are six different bunches off this stick. And of course I picked an old gnarly stick, I found on the wood pile. It is actually bigger then it looks. Curious about the Orange twine. Well You should try using either ink or a Stampin’ Blend to…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Follow Your Dreams with Lighting the Way

    Follow Your Dream with It is NO secret that I love 3D projects. You are going to get one that I made over the summer today… Plus, my 3D Thursday, idea tomorrow. Follow Your Dreams with Lighting the Way is a super easy ‘sign’, door hanger or whatever you want it to be. There are time that we all need reminders. Funny Joe and I were talking about this the other day. He said that I have the positive affirmations all around the house. Humm, I really do… here are a few examples… Just to name a few. Really there are plenty more. I choose to surround myself with these…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Garage Sale find Redo Meadows Dies used

    Garage Sale find Redo So over the forth I was able to hit up a couple garage/barn sales and found this super cute wood frame. I knew that it would be the perfect Garage Sale find Redo. Also in keeping with our Red, White and Blue theme this month. Ohhh by the way… Are you liking the monthly themes?? Please let me know in the comments. I sure have been having fun with it. June we did Masculine cards all month long. This month has been all about the Red, White and Blue. What should next month be?? Humm, I have been wondering myself. Anyway, thinking a bit outside the…

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

    Eek Halloween Decor and Gift for Gracie

    Eek Halloween Decor and Gift Hello everyone, I would like to introduce my favorite waitress, Gracie. I knew when I say that “Eek” sign that I would make it up for her. This Eek Halloween Decor and Gift was given to her about two weeks ago. And she loved it. Dontcha love that smile. We made this in a live and yes the coordinating card was given to match. Starting with the sign. I found it at the Dollar Tree. It was just a plain chipboard sign. Before I purchased it I measured to be sure it was smaller then 12 x 12. Yes, it sure was. Now on to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  Home Decor

    Team Halloween or Team Fall is the question.

    Team Halloween or Team Fall Here is the BIG question… Are you Team Halloween or Team Fall or Team Both?? I ask because yes, there is a YouTube video that has you covered. Starting with Team Halloween. This Team Halloween ideas is using the Scary Cute bundle. Adding in a bit from the Celebration Tag dies. You could add these to a goodie bag, a gift bag or even a caramel apple. Using the two sided tag from the tag dies and cutting it in half I was able to make two tags super quickly. There is a full product list with each of these YouTube videos. I love the…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Twice a week YouTube videos, did you hear??

    Twice a week YouTube videos I am soo excited to share that Twice a week YouTube videos are being added, Yes, that is correct. New exclusive videos only to YouTube. Here is one of my projects. I took this photo when my sister and her family came before moving. I made this for her and will be putting this in the mail this week!! Those smiles mean the most. WE sure had fun while they visited. I would love for you to join me because there are more videos that have been added since the above project. There is a look at some different designer series paper (DSP-patterned paper), coloring…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Technique

    Birds Singing You are Amazing for 3D Thursday.

    Birds Singing You are Amazing This week for the FREE tutorial I gotcha covered. I sure hope that you love it as much as I do. I do want to start by saying that … Not only are the Birds Singing You are Amazing. Yes, YOU ARE AMAZING!! In case no one has told you lately! As a matter of fact I think that the Birds are singing loudly!! No not me. They are up in one of my big old oak trees just singing away. Can you hear them?? Using a wood easel from a craft store that was $1. I use a paper towel and colored this to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 5 Mailbox of Love, using Sweet Talk DSP

    Are you ready for our second to last idea?? This one is one that might look familiar to you if you join me for a Facebook Live. However, I added a few extra things. You are going to love this one!! Day 5 Mailbox of Love Here we go, Day 5 Mailbox of Love. This one was a CRAZY idea. That turned out so awesome. It is still on my rack and with the fun additions I love it even more. Grab your Sweet Talk DSP (suite). You can check out the original video here. Thanks to my brother!! Let’s start with the flag, This “sentiment” die is from the…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Uncategorized

    Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’, thank you gift!

    Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’ A gift to Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’ as a Thank You for her support. I knew that I was making this for her when I made it! If you missed the live it was December 30 over on facebook. It was kinda a surprise ‘It started with…’ class. Yes, I grabbed this little frame at Dollar tree. Yes, I took the guts out. Now to make it pretty! Using my new favorite suite called Heart and Home from the 2022 Jan-June Mini. The designer series paper, Heart & Home with all that wood grain. However the die cut word are from the Amazing Thanks also from…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    3D Thursday it is my turn, to share a fun project!

    3D Thursday it is my turn I am super excited for 3D Thursday it is my turn so share. Here is my Mini Jam Jar Tree. All you need is one package of Mini Jam Jars (6), the Christmas PInecone dies and Christmas Trimmings dies. I use the Real Red Ruffled ribbon, but you could use any red. Here is my favorite part only one piece of cardstock. A half a sheet of Old Olive. Plus, a half sheet of Mossy Meadow. After a Trip to the Dollar Tree for some needed inspiration I remembered about this idea. So I grabbed three packages of LED tealight candles. You know the…

  • Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it,  Sampler

    Another 3D Thursday project, from designer Sherri.

    Another 3D Thursday project. I am super excited for another 3D Thursday project. How about you? Here is Sherri’s 12 x 12 sampler. Have you seen the Eden’s Garden early release? Here is the DSP that is included. There is a stamp and die bundle, gems and fun cotton paper. Check out the 3D Thursday Facebook page. Get your FREE tutorial and enjoy! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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,…