• Girls Night,  Uncategorized

    July Girls Night Card one Hedgehogs

    July Girls Night Card Here we are looking at the July Girls Night Card one Hedgehogs. The Happy Hedgehog stamp set does have a coordinating Hedgehog punch. It really is soo much fun when thing coordinated, right? The addition of the glimmer paper was the wow part of this one. Did you notice the two different colors. This Is the 2022-2024 In-Color glimmer. So it has Orchid Oasis, with to lighter part of the ombré and the darker. I am curious, what do you think of the Orchid Oasis and Highland Heather together? I get excited when I can tweak things. Like the change of the glimmer paper. Did you…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative ideas

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative Holy Cow this is a card base you guys!! Today I want to share a couple of August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative. I have sure had a ton of fun with this kit. Let me add that I have not even begun to do ANY 3D projects yet. Shocking I know. Trust me they are coming!! However, today is all about the cards. This first one is a small change. I cut the card base (Mossy Meadow) to put it as a layer still behind the honeycomb and sunflower piece. Using Crushed Curry for the card base. Also adding a flower piece but two different pieces. Is…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes and Smiles!

    Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes I had soo much fun on Sunday! Today is all about the fall 2022 Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes and those beautiful smiles! We picked our number and made some cards. But the fun was with all that CHOCOLATE! The above photo are the envelopes that everyone received. I did not do a “goodies bag”. However, I found these expandable folders. There is even a cute little pocket on the front. Each person envelope was as close as I could get to their favorite color. I even printed and stamped each personalized card. Using that person’s favorite colors and “style”. Some no flowers, some yellow or red…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit and dinner.

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit I wanted to go to Illinois for a visit on Thursday, but Joe was working. So Monday we went to bring Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit, plus of course we took them to dinner. Do you remember last weeks post?? That bud that was starting to open. Here it is… amazing and beautiful. If you come to the house you can not miss it. Right off the porch. I am really looking forward to the rest of the blooms on this and the one on the other side. However, I do not remember the name of this one. I have several different ones and this…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Inspiration from my Heart to yours

    Sunday Inspiration from my Heart I send hugs to you. This Sunday Inspiration from my Heart. I know that we all want to be SOMEBODY. I am guilty of this too. Keep this in mind, that you bringing a smile to someone else is an inspiration. There are times that I need to remind myself that bringing that smile is more important! More loving and I am somebody because of you. The smile that you bring to my face. The happiness and encouragement we given each other. That makes you SOMEBODY! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters photos from past meetings.

    Inky Whisper Sisters photos Today was team meeting day. One of my favorite days of the month!! My team is called the Inky Whisper Sisters photos are older, but these ladies are amazing. Each has a different reason to be a demonstrator. Each brings so much to our stamping family. We even have a couple of “adopted” sisters. Some want to run a business. Some want to be happier shoppers, think discount. To me I love them all. I sure hope that they know how much they mean to me! I have a small sign that says… Friends become our chosen Family This is so true in this case. These…

  • Team Meeting,  YouTube video

    New YouTube Stylish Sketches Simple Stamping.

    New YouTube Stylish Sketches I am excited to share videos with you guys. Did you see the New YouTube Stylish Sketches that was added last week? We made two simple stamping cards… Did you get the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Stylish Sketches? If not do not worry you still have time! All you need to do is place a $50 product order and you can get this for FREE. Here are the two cards that we made. You will need Stampin Write Markers for the top idea. Plus Blending Brushes for the lower. To get the whole how to.. head on over to my channel, here. It will take you…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Final July Culver Library Class Sympathy card.

    Final July Culver Library Here is the Final July Culver Library card. This one even surprised me how it turned out. Still keeping it on the simple side. Ohhh the sprig of lavender on that gray.. isn’t it pretty?? The Sending Smiles bundle includes those lavender. However you also get the dies that create the “Sending” sentiment. Ohh, don’t be like me and forget AGAIN to use the adhesive sheets. I want to kick myself each time! Dang it! You know another thing that always happens. Uugghh, losing the dot for the “I”. Here is a quick fix. Grab those Basic Rhinestone and it looks intentional! The dies also include…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Second July Culver Library Card class idea

    Second July Culver Library Today is the Second July Culver Library card. This one was also created in Knox too! Did you know that we have a theme each month? I bet you figured last months theme. It was Thinking of You/Sympathy cards. These cards are the one that help people in times of loss. The ones that we hate to send, but have love in each one. This card uses the Fern 3D embossing folder. I love how it just adds a little something something! Wanting to keep this one gender neutral like the first, no flowers. The Forever Flourishing dies adds the leaves. The inside of this one…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    July Culver Library cards, Sympathy/Thinking

    July Culver Library cards This little beauty was the July Culver Library cards. However, we did this one in Knox for July also. Using the Lovely in Linen DSP for the lower half. I could not decide if the upper needed stamping or not. So I let the class members decide how they wanted it. After all they were the ones needing to use it. Looking at it here, both worked. This one has no frills either. Taking cue from the front sentiment “ Thinking of you wrath all my heart”, it needed a heart in the inside! Dontcha think? Both of these sentiments are from the Peaceful Place stamp…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest this week.

    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest It has been a week… let me tell you about A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest. Starting off here… with Clyde. I found him over here several times. Sent this picture to Joe. He pulled out the oven on Friday night. Saw nothing. Still Clyde and Cuddles would sit here. With that we went proactive. Got some traps and steel wool. Before it even got a chance to arrive. Joe found Cuddle “playing” with a mouse in the master bath. Yup, I have no clue who actually did the deed. However, I am grateful to have mousers in the house again. I knew one…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Funnies Eye Roll, Not out loud!

    Sunday Funnies Eye Roll With tomorrow being Monday and all, I figured that a small reminder was needed. Sunday Funnies Eye Roll was meant to bring a smile on your face. Which I hope you did. However, with that being said you really do NOT want to do this out loud. I have been know to do this. So I am speaking from experience. I hope that you have a wonderful week. I will see you on Wednesday night for Class. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    August 2022 Ding Dong Ditch, class to go

    August 2022 Ding Dong Ditch I am super excited to share the August 2022 Ding Dong Ditch today. This class to go is going to be perfect for LOADS of things. But here is where we start. The basic class is DSP (patterned paper), 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and two embellishments this time. That is correct two, Silver Metallic Cotton ribbon and Heart Pearls. As always you will get 1/4 pack of the DSP. You will get 1/2 spool of ribbon and two lines of the Heart Pearls. No worries you will not use all of these for the four card projects that I have…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Forth He’s the Man June Ding Dong Ditch card.

    Forth He’s the Man Here is the Forth He’s the Man from the June Ding Dong Ditch. This crossover gate with line punched evergreens is all about the adventure. Using a bit of the DSP and Soft Succulent as the cardbase. Curious about those evergreens? The punch is in the annual catalog. I LOVE this punch. We have used it before. Remember the Parakeet Party card from the In-Color stamp camp? Same punch! Anyway… The evergreens were the perfect addition to this camping adventure! Why? Well we are.. Together for the long haul! that stamp is from the He’s all That stamp set. But wait you need the bundle, that…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Third He’s the Man Ding Dong Ditch card

    Third He’s the Man The June Ding Dong Ditch was all about the masculine suite in the annual catalog. Here is the Third He’s the Man card idea. The patterned paper that was included in this online class was fun! Why?? Well there are two 12 x 12 pieces of diecuts that included sentiments but much more. Here is another wonderful example. The “Hope your day is a grand Adventure” is one of those sentiments. Ohh yes that arrow is also. This was a great way to use up some scraps too. Do you ever wonder how to use those?? Yup, me too. I love finding fun and simple ways…

  • Uncategorized

    Second He’s the Man Ding Dong Ditch card

    Second He’s the Man Here is the second He’s the Man from the June Ding Dong Ditch. This one focuses on one DSP pattern. However, there are more of those fun diecut pieces too. My Dad would enjoy this card. All the classic cars. Anyway… the suite has the dies that we’re used yesterday. Here is our inside. Keeping it simple and adding the same DSP and a forth diecut piece. These are perfect for a “No Stamping” Saturday. Hummm, I might just do that in a few weeks. okay, think of it this way instead… Quick masculine cards all from a Cardstock base and a pack of DSP. I…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Uncategorized

    Masculine He’s the Man from June DDD

    Masculine He’s the Man Here is the first of four cards from the June DDD. The whole suite is Masculine He’s the Man. This first card uses several of the dies included in the bundle. And of course the DSP. Did you know that you get a quarter pack of designer series paper in each Ding Dong Ditch? And can I say sooo much more. Cardstock and either embellishment or ribbon. Love it. This one was about the Rustic Metallic Dots. I did not completely bypass the stamp set. However, I could have. This DSP pack has several diecut sentiments included . Ohh, but not just sentiments. There are cars,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers of course.

    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers Another crazy week here on the Homestead. Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers is what I have or you. This poor little Tree Frog spooked me. I went out the door to toss the trash. Came back around and saw him. He was on the Front door frame. I am sure he was trying to enjoy the breeze. Dang it has been hot. Here is an update on the Grape vines. I have this Concord that has grapes. However the second one is too small yet. I will share that the irrigation has been a huge help. These grapes are going to be soo yummy!! This…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias from the Garden.

    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias I figured on a Monday, Sunday funnies is good. However Smiling Sunday with Zinnias and Sunflowers would be even better. Why?? Because of the Smiles of course!! All of these pretties are from my gardens here on the Homestead. It sure has been a LONG time since I could make an arrangement with flowers from my garden. YES, I am excited!! There are soo many that I had a difficult time picking. Those Lemon Yellow Sunflowers were a last minute addition. What do you think?? When I got done… I called my neighbor and went to her house and put one together for her also. I…

  • Prizes

    BOGO prizes and Thank You very much!

    BOGO prizes and Thank You Did you miss this years BOGO? Today, I wanted to share BOGO prizes and Thank You to everyone that joined me in person or via video. I HUGE Thank You!! Not only did stamps find a new loving home but there were several new goodies that were purchased also! Soo exciting to see the smiles when someone found something they were looking for. And the smiles when they could pick out a Sale-a-Bration item too! WoooHooo! How about those prizes? Everyone that purchased/ordered was put into a drawing. Lots of goodies went out here too! 9 prizes were awarded from my stash of partially loved…

  • YouTube video

    Ringed with Nature Fun Fold for YouTube!

    Ringed with Nature Fun Fold The Ringed with Nature Fun Fold was from YouTube. I will admit that the Ringed with Nature bundle is my very first hybrid embossing folder. Ohhhh boy, I am loving it! Soo, be on the look out… you WILL see it again! I promise you will! Anyway, I used the embossing folder only for the background. Here is some fun extra information there are three different ways to use this bunch. As an embossing folder Second it embossed and cuts in one pass see that little “branch”? There are several, plus some mushrooms. There are inside rings too. That is just the part of it.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Waves of Inspiration from March? Yikes

    Waves of Inspiration from March? I found this unloved card idea after searching for something else. I thought you guys might enjoy it! This Coffee and Cards idea, uses the Waves of Inspiration from March. Seriously, waaaay back? I decided that we needed some ocean breezes and sunshine. Double stamping the wave stamp in Coastal Cabana and then in Night of Navy. Note that the cardstock was adjusted slightly. I did this so that you would not miss it. Using the die cut for that little EXTRA something. That Silver Foil was perfect foam look. Curious on the inside sentiment? Well if I remember correctly? Nope, no photo! It ended…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Fall Stampin Bingo plans, costs and info!

    Fall Stampin Bingo plans I am here to share all that you want to know about this amazingly fun event that we have coming up in 19 days. Holy Cow, that will be here before you KNOW it! Fall Stampin Bingo plans include cards, bingo and maybe even some muffin cookies! Interested? I hope so! How about a goodie bag? Sign me up, right? This “bag” has embellishments, ribbons and other fun stuff. Some you will use, most you get to decide what to do with! You know there are always leftovers! Lastly, Prizes! Each game will include some sort of a prize…. How big, depends on how many folks…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Eggs Moth and lots of Garden space here.

    Eggs Moth and lots of Garden Another week and the beginning of August, Yikes!! This week is all about Eggs Moth and lots of Garden stuff going on. The girls have been busy, and my fridge is full. If you are local contact me for some fresh, yummy eggs. Joe called me outside to take a look at this… I have never seen anything like this. However, I am guessing that it is a moth. This poor thing looks like it went through a hurricane. Holes in its wings and the poor thing could not move very far. I carefully picked it up and moved it to shade and it…

  • Uncategorized

    Sunday Funnies, Are you Unstoppable today?

    Sunday Funnies, Are you Unstoppable today? I hope your had an amazing weekend. I want to say a special Thank You to all that enjoyed the BOGO sale! I am sure that my loved stamps are going to very happy homes! Today’s Sunday Funnies, Are you Unstoppable seemed perfect for a Monday morning. I know YOU are Unstoppable every day! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Uncategorized

    Are you ready to BOGO? I am all ready to go!

    Are you ready to BOGO? I am soo excited, but … Are you ready to BOGO? All the goodies are out! Priced and ready for their new homes. I sure am looking forward to the smiling happy faces when you find a new treasure! Just a couple quick reminders… Cash, check or credit card all are wonderful. I am an equal opportunity spender! You will want to bring a list of things that you want from the two current catalogs. Do not forget which of the Sale-a-Bration items you can not live without! Bring a friend… I have lots of inspiration in the room. Yes, I have the August to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    3D Friday? No, Simply Succulents for YouTube.

    3D Friday? No, Simple Succulents. This little cutie, was for a YouTube video, did you see it? Ohh be sure to subscribe to my channel so that you get to see the new video each week! We did a bit of coloring scoring and all that fun stuff. Curious, what fit inside? Head on over using the first photo as a link! But of course, I first want to say, thank you! Kind people are always my kind of people! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek and a reminder too!

    Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek Ohhh my goodness, this kit is going to be a winner! Here is the August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek, plus a FREE gift too. Are you signed up? If not …. Hurry you only have until August 10th. Yes, this one is flowers, BUT it’s sunflowers! The only happier flower I know is a Daisy. Yes, I am here to help you, maybe even guilt you, into needing this kit. That fear of missing out will naw at you! You know it will. I promise to share alternatives, as I always do! I hope you do try it! Those foil laser cut pieces look super fun…

  • Craft Room

    Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape Full Display

    Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape I had so much fun last weekend in Wisconsin. Although, I did a full display using Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape event. I did have loads of fun with the 3D ideas and fun folds! ohhh holy cow the fun folds. I did do a couple of simple stamping too. I loved all the variety. No not just Christmas. I did spring, fall and even a bit of summer too. In every display, I always try and feature all the stamps, dies and DSP. If you look really close above the stamps are the four colors of embellishments too. Look at al those coordinating colors. Holy Cow,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers on the homestead.

    Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers Happy Monday everyone, I hope this is an amazing week!! I love sharing what is going on around here! Especially, the four legged Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers. The above photo was taken right before I was about to turn off the lights for the night. These two were chasing each other, no that is not unusual, however… Them climbing up the climber is. It does make me happy, And I know that Joe enjoyed seeing this also. These two boys have made this a happy house. Each and Every day!! I have has folks ask why Coneflowers. Here is what I love about them!!…