• Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Itty Bitty Birthday for a Challenge

    More birthday cards for my stash! Hey, let’s think about this for a minute… 365 days in a year. Yup, I will be making 365 plus cards, but most importantly SENDING them! ANYWAY, The Global Design Project has a fun sketch this week. Using this sketch for my two new birthday cards. Coffee and Cards was exciting this morning, because one of my brothers stopped in. I am grateful for his help. He is the one that downloads my FB lives for me. Thank you Brad! Check out the live! In addition to adding the leaves, you see that there is a knot on the sentiment. But let’s talk DSP.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Come to Gather for Thanksgiving.

    YES, you still have time to get these items!! Do you remember the Making Party sneak peak I gave a while ago?? This one is a different take on the one with the Harvest Hellos pumpkin. Do you do fancy for Thanksgiving?? In our BIG family (like 25-30) we do buffet for food set up, but we do gather at the table, well several! I need to talk with my sister so that maybe I can make these, for the adults anyway. A video is always fun, right?? Here is what you will need in case the numbers go by too fast in the video.. Gather Together Bundle – 153036…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    10/26 Coffee and Cards Monster Bash Style

    Wasn’t Coffee and Cards fun today?? Did you miss out on how to make these cuties?? Well you only need a few things…. Monster Bash (150447) DSP, Wonderfully Wicked (b-153041 s-150547), Everyday Label (144668) punch and ribbon of you choice. Now all decorated and ready for goodies… From left to right.. That was the “bag” from the video that still needed decoration. The middle, our work of art. Lastly, the other half left over. All a little different but all ready for giving. I have a few special ghouls that will be getting these, now to make a few more… Thank you for helping and I enjoying our time together,…

  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Pumpkin Harvest in the Truck

    I needed a few treat holders. What to use?? You guessed, my pickup truck, haha. Just big enough for a fun size treat. Perfect to haul your pumpkins AND candy. How about letting you in on a secret?? I made a video for this one too. With a few fun ideas and even a technique…. However, here are a few things to know… You will want to use Multipurpose glue, stamp first then assemble, be patient and try. In addition to this Happy Harvest it could also say.. happy birthday with some balloons. Need a reminder?? Check this post… I wish that I would have thought to use the black…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Pressed Petal for Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much fun playing with scraps on Coffee and Cards this morning! The Pressed Petal DSP has 24 sheets double sided (149500). All of the above pieces were scraps. Even the layering pieces. The only full pieces are the card bases. Do you ever look at a stack of scraps and wonder what to do?? Check out the live for ideas…. Did you get a few ideas?? I sure hope so! Now let’s take a closer look at each of the ideas. Starting with the card on the left… This was what started this whole idea. I had the strip of “script” paper and laying by it was the flower…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  YouTube video

    Power of 3 Rooted in Nature

    I love these fall colors. I love this Stamp Set, Rooted in Nature (146482). I love helping YOU overcome your fear of adding MORE!! I also LOVE videos! I walk you through how to add just a few things AND I even explain a few whys. However, You need to be brave and TRY!! Starting with the left and working our way to the right. Adding just a little as we go… first, keeping with a small cluster of leaves and “wood”. Middle, adding a layer to the sentiment, the twine and a few additional leaves. Similarly to the first, the grouping is in the same location. The right, however,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  YouTube video

    Coffee and Cards WCMD Recap

    Here is how I kicked off World Card Making Day!! Then the party moved over to the Whispers and Secrets Group Page… Did you join us?? I won’t be closing things up until later in the week. In other words, there is STILL time to get a prize! Here are the first of 30 cards that were made yesterday.. Phew..even Joe said that was a lot of cards. Here is the thing.. there are some that are all the same, but the majority of them are all different. Here they are… ALL 30. Today’s post will showcase the first four that we did during Coffee and Cards. The others will…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Shaker, Video and a Challenge

    This time, we have a Global Design Project Challenge that has to do with colors. Yes, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Real Red to be specific. Here is the back story….I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to use the To Every Season Bundle (153051) for the challenge? However, I did not like the idea of Blueberry Bushel for leaves, keeping with the current season. Hummm, but the Blueberry Bushel could be snow?? So that is how this card started… Ending in, I am Thankful each day AND each “season” for you! Have you ever created a shaker card?? I love putting different “stuff” in the shaker,…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    9/21 Coffee and Cards

    Today the thing that we focused on for Coffee and Cards was… Sponging. We also like to call it, dirtying it up. The Harvest Hellos (b-153037) is perfect to try this technique out. The punch also makes quick work of images. Several Colors were used on each apple/pumpkin. No, I do not have a sponge for every color, buttt! How much are you liking the “burlap” background?? That comes from the Pressed Petal DSP (149500). Adding the sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting (151331) and Country Home (147678). I know I have been talking about it, but ALL the new, Coffee and Cards videos are on my YouTube channel. Here is…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Rococo Rose Perennial Essence Flower for GDP Challenge

    With the rain and humid weather, I know I am not the only one that needs some prettiness! So, how about a “how to” for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Cute sketch right?? Let’s see what we can do with it. I would like to teach you how I made the flower. And you know what?? It is so much easier if I just show you…. How about a YouTube video? Here are the supplies you will need: Floral Essence Stamp Set (149450 Suite 152166) Perennial Essence Punch (149522 bundle 151055) Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442) Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149704) Stampin Pierce Mat (126199) Take…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    Gift Box-Come to Gather

    This cutie uses almost the whole suite from Come to Gather (153484). Can not find the sentiment, well it is” Season of THANKS” using just a Marvelous Marker (147154) Here is the measurements for the box and lid.. 5 x 6 piece of your choice of DSP and a coordinating piece that is 1 1/2 x 4. But here are your scores: 5″ at the top … 1 1/4 (Note: watch your patterns) 6″ at the top… 1 1/2 6 ” at the top… 2 3/4 6″ at the top… 4 1/4 6″ at the top… 5 1/2 I hope you are loving these fun videos lately!! I sure at…

  • 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!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Day gift tags w/video

    Ohhh, what a fun day in the studio today!! Any day that I can get in the coloring tent is a GREAT day!! However, I discovered that I really need a few new Stampin’ Blends! No, I do not only have purple, but…. Here is a shopping list of what you need to grab before you watch the video… One full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Trimmer Coordinating Stampin’ Blends Coordinating/Complimentary Ink Ribbon to match Trio Punch (146320) Some DSP to match. Additionally the measurements are… 4 1/4 x 11 then cut to 3 x 4 1/4. Grab your supplies here is the step by step video.. Need…

  • Fancy Fold,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Waterfront Watercolor Technique

    Today, its a double play… Fancy fold AND a Technique. Starting off on page 125 of the annual catalog. The catalog uses Pigment Sprinkles, but what about watercolor instead? Here is what you will need: Waterfront Stamp set (146386) Call me Clover (147178) and Old Olive (100531) re-inker Pretty Peacock (150083) and Old Olive (147090) ink pads. Burlap Ribbon (141487) Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) Aqua Painter (103954) The cardstock measurements; Sahara Sand base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Pretty Peacock 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly think Whisper White 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. This will walk you through step by step!! I can not wait to hear what…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  YouTube video

    Rain, flowers, rain, weeds, rain and guests…

    Grab a beverage…. this one could be long… It has been a full and crazy week as always on the homestead. Joe has been home all week, my parents came and all the rain!! First was plants, they are starting to pop up, fingers crossed all those seeds are happy too!! Even the hibiscus is blooming again! However, White Sox just does not care so long as he has the Sunshine on his belly! Kitties are funny… I was looking for him and the curtain was still closed, early yeah kinda, but the window was open all night. He was fine, and very comfy I guess. It is always busy…

  • 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…

  • YouTube video

    New Techinque.. embossing paste

    Take a closer look…. that Hardwood Stamp( 133032) is stamped on embossing paste (141979). Wondering how to do this?? Check out this YouTube video: Here are the rest of the supplies…. Falling for Leaves 147680 Detailed Leaves thinlit dies 147921 bundle and save 149938 Galvanized buttons 147891 Burlap ribbon 141487 Embossing Paste white 141979 Palette Knives 142828 Silicone mat 127853 Have fun trying this new technique… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!