• 3D Thursday

    Sweet Friend for 3D Thursday Free Tutorial.

    Sweet Friend for 3D Thursday I had fun with this one. Ohh, yeah, it is my turn this week. The Sweet Friend for 3D Thursday using some of the 2022-2024 In-Color items. This is perfect for a late gift, birthday gift or even a team gift. Wanna see?? Here is your look at the front. Kinda looks like a card front doesn’t it?? I thought it was deceiving in a way. Which you know I love. This has several layers, two different ribbons and only one stamp set. Have you gotten the Sweetest Cherries stamp set yet?? There is a many different sentiments that you could use for this. There…

  • Craft Room

    Change to the December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch

    Change to the December 2022 I need to make a Change to the December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch. Still using the Biggest Wish, and opal rounds. However, I am changing the DSP from the Subtles to the 2022-2024 In-Color DSP pack. Nothing else changes. All the pricing is the same, thankfully. I will be sharing samples on my last Wednesday Night class of the year, Tonight. I hope you can join me tonight for our facebook live that starts at 6:30 pm. This is our only peek at the January Paper Pumpkin kit. I also know that there is an addon for this kit. So if you want to do…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A White and Cold Christmas baking and kitties.

    A White and Cold Christmas baking Here is where we are going to start this week. A White and Cold Christmas baking and sooo much more!! Starting with the “Blizzard” that did not happen. Okay, it was cold and windy. However when I think blizzard I think a TON of snow. Yeah that did not happen. Although we did get enough that I did not have to see brown for Christmas. WoooHOOOO!! You guys are familiar with Junior, as the outdoor cat. Well, I want to welcome Junior as the house cat. Yes, Mr Bigglesworth is taking very good care of him as you can see here. Sharing his toys,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    May this Christmas Eve be Truly AMAZING!

    May this Christmas Eve First, both Joe and I wish that you have a truly AMAZING holiday. May this Christmas Eve be filled with love, hugs and lots of shenanigans!! Joe and I started shenanigans early today, Friday. However, I will share more about that on Monday. Tonight was all about making the last of the refrigerator cookies. I was soo excited that he wanted to help. Not just today, but yesterday too. And NO he did not eat any of the kisses!! Happy Christmas Eve!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Uncategorized

    Splendid Day for Alternative Christmas idea.

    Splendid Day for Alternative Christmas Today’s idea is from the 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts. I love this one, Splendid Day for Alternative Christmas gift idea. Plus it uses one of the stamps from the Biggest Wish. Why is that exciting?? Well, because it is part of the December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch. Not only that I love the alternative colors of this idea. Fresh Freesia and Crumb Cake (Soft Suede too!). For me this one is all about about ribbon though. I know it is not for everyone, but for me… simply AMAZING!! Curious about what that jar it?? So that glass jar is a Oui yogurt container.…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate box – 3D Thursday

    Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate Need a last minute idea for a gift?? Well let me tell you that Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate box is PERFECT!! You will want to check out the FREE tutorial over on Sherri’s Blog or on the 3D Thursday page on facebook. Ready to see?? I bet!! See what I mean?? I am getting Yeti to party for sure!! The stamp set is Yeti to Party and there are soo many super cute stamps included. Including ‘Is it Christmas Yeti’ and even a hot chocolate cup. Perfect for this project. Might I add that the Yeti dies are still available and at a HUGE discount. Do…

  • YouTube video

    Need a Last Minute Christmas Card idea in blue?

    Need a Last Minute Christmas Are you like me and Need a Last Minute Christmas Card?? How is it that there is always one that you miss?? Today over on YouTube I made both of these in less they 20 minutes. Because you know I can talk a bunch, haha. Anyway, trying to use a bit of Glimmer and these two were just what I needed. I do not know about you but I always have the new In-Color stuff. Especially when there is Glimmer Paper involved. Both are simple and QUICK to make. A little extras here are the ribbon in the Sweet Sorbet one. But wait until you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside too.

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside Here we are one week before Christmas and all through the house all is lite and festive. ow about a bit More Christmas on the Homestead outside too. Last of the light went up this last week. Yes, even the Chicken Coop is now festive. It did not get done with the others because I need to get the electrician to fix my lights. Somehow the plug part was missing. Gee, I wonder why?? haha. So I know the lights are mostly around the pen area, but to me that counts. Here is what I have been waiting to do. Joe and I were…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  YouTube video

    Live Did you know that I do them 3 times a week?

    Live Did you know Either on Facebook or YouTube Live Did you know that it is three times a week? I am live on Facebook EVERY Saturday at 10:30 central time. This happens over on my Whispers In Ink page. However, I am also live EVERY Wednesday at 6:30 pm on that same page. Saturdays are just a fun very interactive morning with coffee and a some online folks. Wednesday though is for my online versions of my classes. Example, is Girls Night and the monthly Ding Dong Ditch classes. No those are not the only ones… I do offer several of my other in person classes as online classes…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  YouTube video

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards, Power of 3

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards You guys know that I like to share my methods for stepping up cards. A few weeks ago on YouTube, I did these cards. The Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards were a smash!! I kept to traditional Garden Green and Real Red for these cards. We started with the DSP a punch, Handmade Tag and the Framed and Festive stamp set. The punch is a hold over item. However, that stamp set is while supplies last. Have you not seen it enough yet?? I LOVE this stamp set, the font and the sentiments themselves. Anyway… Next I had some scraps of The Christmas Pinecone dies, they were…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch, Biggest Wish

    December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch Are you looking for a way to get your hands on a few things?? How about a class with supplies and extras too?? The December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch is just what you need. Here is all the information that you will want to know! Here is where we start. You get 12 sheets of 6 x 6 Subtles patterned paper, 1/2 pack of Opal Rounds AND 10 sheets of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. As you can see there are lots of color possibilities here!! This class includes 4 card ideas and full color instructions for those ideas. I do the online class…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas 3D Thursday Candle for the season.

    Darlas 3D Thursday Candle This week we have a fun idea. Here is Darlas 3D Thursday Candle perfect for the Christmas Season. I am loving this idea. I had to look at all of it. Super Curious how she did this. You will be too. See what I mean… I sure hope that you check this one out. Be sure to head on over to Darla’s blog and leave some love. I am not going to give it all away, but you can check out a peak at some of how she did it with this next photo. I kinda figured that there was a bit of fussy cutting on…

  • Paper Share

    Jan to April Paper Share all the information

    Jan to April Paper Share Did you sign up to get your catalog yet?? Be sure to fill this out!! Today, is not only a reminder to fill out this form, it is also about the upcoming Jan to April Paper Share. Here is a few bits that you may want to know… You are getting 12 pieces of each paper pack. With some others you only get six. Then Not only do you get more, you also get each pack labeled including name and colors. Lastly you also get a “box” to pack all of your papers. Here are the names of the papers… That makes nine different DSP’s.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead

    Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead It is getting later, but I still have a few more touches to add to the outside. Today is all about Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead. No not all of them, however, A LOT!!. This first photo was how I ended my day yesterday. The outside was neglected for sure!! Not any more though. Check back next week. I am sure it will be done by then. Here is what you came to see… I am sorry this is not all the decoration, however, several key areas. I usually start with the fireplace, but not this year. After the village was all put up, top…

  • Craft Room

    Winter Reminds Us to be Calm and Breathe

    Winter Reminds Us to be Calm I sit here in my kitchen and look at all the decorations. I was thinking of something that Joe said. After seeing all the orange decorations, for months. He was waiting for the rest of the Christmas. To me I like the calmness of the greens. Yes, the lights are bright. However they are not the same. Then I saw this… Winter Reminds Us to be Calm. Paraphrasing yes, but some quiet and calm is good for the soul and the mind. I think that is why I love walking in the winter. Yes, it is cold. But the quiet of the snow and…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party fun!

    Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas Ever wonder what happens at a Team Meeting?? Today was the Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party. We got crafty, broke bread and teamed up for prizes. I do wish that my whole team could have been here, however, life is always crazy this time of year. I am VERY grateful for the Inky Whisper Sisters, my team, my friends, and my fellow stampers. It is because of these smiles that I know I am in the right place. We are all doing what we love, and sharing ideas, supporting each other AND helping each other laugh!! I am ALWAYS grateful when Sharon is in charge of…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sign up January to April Mini Catalog

    Sign up January to April Hello there, Did you see this, Sign up January to April?? Yes, I will be ordering Catalogs. Do you want a copy?? I bet you do!! I wanted to make it super easy for EVERYONE!!! There is a form that I put together for you. That way I will have a full list. You will find the form HERE!! I want to be sure that I have enough catalogs for everyone. Please let me know if you are having trouble with this form. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Be sure to check back tomorrow!! All the Paper Share options will be posting.

  • Fancy Fold

    Have a Sweet Christmas Fancy Fold Gingerbread

    Have a Sweet Christmas Fancy Check out this Alternative colored Fun Fold using the Sweet Gingerbread bundle. This is the second version of this card, Have a Sweet Christmas Fancy. The first was for the Culver Library class. I have to give kudos to those ladies. There is a TON of the die cutting for this one. However this one is from a YouTube video. Go figure, right?? Want to see how all this was put together. Please head on over the my channel and get ALL step by step information. Here is the color choices, Fresh Freesia, Blackberry Bliss and Parakeet Party. I am in love with the lollypop…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    July to December Last Chance items, lots gone

    July to December Last Chance Ohhh my goodness you guys have you checked this list yet?? What am I talking about?? Well the July to December Last Chance list of course. I have to tell you that you do not want to wait!! Seriously, I just checked it and the Gingerbread dies, GONE. The Penguin Place stamp set, GONE. Also the Celebrations Tag dies are … GONE. There are several DSP’s that are gone already too. Be sure to check it quick!! How about this one?? LOADS of great items in the Clearance Rack also… The Tree punch, Playful Alphabet and Ornament punch set to list a couple things. I…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    From the North Pole Alternative, Paper Pumpkin

    Yes, I am at it again with Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This one is from November, From the North Pole Alternative including the North Pole Sacks. Remember me talking about those?? I did bring in an extra piece that I had from the October HoHoHo Paper Pumpkin kit. However, only the snowflake piece. I added Crumb Cake cardstock to the front, shocking I know. That tag is all the kit. The Glimmer Snowflakes, yup those are from the kit too. Even the iridescent snowflakes, from the kit. Adding a few strips of Crumb Cake cardstock between a few of the pages for stability. I know it is kinda tough to see…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations peek

    Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations Here we are at Monday again… This week on the Homestead has been filled with Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations. Starting Things off was Joe and his Ginger Cookies. He wanted to be sure that my sister knew that he loved them. He also wanted to say thank you! I was working in the craft room and be brought me as plate. They were actually pretty good. Now to find where I can get the package again. Why?? Because Joe does not typically back. Remember the “rolls” from Thanksgiving?? Disaster!! But he has many other GREAT qualities! Guys, I am soo excited!! Sherri gave me…

  • Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    House of Love and Warmth, Ringed with Nature

    House of Love and Warmth This somewhat simple card would be your Christmas card!! The House of Love and Warmth uses the Ringed with Nature stamp set, there is a bundle too. Haha, yes I still have more with this set!! The tree rings are first and second generation. What does that mean?? See how those rings have two different shades?? The darkest is first generation and without re-inking my stamp I stamp it a second time, second generation. Note the top right in the photo on the left, that is a third generation. Those tree rings are awesome as a background for out house. The Essential Tag was the…

  • Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies maybe fall.

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies With all that is going on around here. I know we are getting ready for Christmas. However, I did want to share this alternative ideas using the Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies. Guess where you will find this one?? Yup, you guessed, over on YouTube. I even added a bit of details to help this Gingerbread house look a bit more like a cabin. I hope you like this video. Okay, I know it is more fall like… I needed to share this idea. because I could also see this as a winter scene. Imagine the Aspen dies and adding in this cabin…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    It has begun 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts.

    It has begun 12 Days To say that I am excited is an understatement. Did you see that It has begun 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts?? I want to be sure that you do not miss one of these days.. Today is a simple one, and you might even have what you need on hand. I would love for you to join me on YouTube. I can say that with each day the projects are going to get “bigger” and “bigger”. I can not wait to hear what you think. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! You will not want to miss out on the fun!! Join…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sarah is warming 3D Thursday up, this week.

    Sarah is warming 3D Thursday Guys this week Sarah is warming 3D Thursday up, with her fun gift idea!! You will want to check out Sarah’s blog here and leave some love! That is also where you can get your FREE tutorial. However, you can also head on over to the 3D Thursday page too. Do you have a hunter or fisherman in your life?? How about someone that works outside during the winter?? This could even be a gift for the person who shovels your snow. This super cute idea wraps a hand warmer pack. Ohh, this is perfect for this time of year!! Check this out… How fun…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday!

    The LAST day on Specials Today is The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday. Did you see that I am doing a Giving Tuesday to Shop with a Cop for my local Marshall County chapter. I really want to be sure that I can give as much as I can to this fun cause. Did you see my story about why?? Check it out here! I know that time gets away from us so that is why I want to be sure that you will not miss out on this Shopping Special! Do you have a Take Your Pick Tool?? If not here is a bit of information for…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter all in a week.

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter Ohh what a week. Between Thanksgiving and the nice weather I had a ton to do!! We are not only saying Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter. Penelope decided it was too long since she sat in the front door. I was very excited to see her there. This was Wednesday, I was running around cleaning things up around the porch. So now all 1050 bulbs have been planted… I figured 7 different daffodils, 3 tulips 2 different alliums, and snowdrops. Ohh bring on spring!! I also had 5 trees and a bush left to plant. A maple from my dad, 2 Pink Flowering…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    The Christmas Decorating has begun, Village

    The Christmas Decorating And The Christmas Decorating has begun, Starting off with the Village. I will be super busy for the next few days working on all the Wintery things!! Be sure to check back often. You know you will see plenty more. No, not of these boxes, however what was inside of them. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!