• Hamscher Homestead

    Snuggles Lovin Treasures and Construction

    Snuggles Lovin Treasures and Construction It has been a super quiet week here on the Homestead. Not much really to tell. Here are a few that the kitties wanted me to share. Junior has been VERY needy. Goes from Joe’s lap to mine and back. I can not get a thing done with him this needy. Violet (left) wanted to pop in an say hello. She almost missed out though. She did not want to look at the camera. Finally got one of her beautiful face. She is soo cute!! Wayne (middle)did not want to get his picture taken… so he decided to hide in the drawer. I do NOT…

  • YouTube video

    Two Bee Mine Valentines from YouTube

    Two Bee Mine Valentines Starting the weekend off with some fun Valentine ideas. Two Bee Mine Valentines to be more specific. Both were from YouTube videos so you will find them pretty easily. Starting off with this cute card. Once upon a time we had stamps and dies that would create a Polaroid photo. I started a new thing this year on the first Saturday of each month we would do a ‘Then and Now’ for coffee and cards. Trust me when I tell you that these were some oldies dated back to 2009 and 2010. This idea was kinda recreated from my memory a card that I made back…

  • 3D Thursday

    Pop Can for 3D Thursday from Twila

    Pop Can for 3D Thursday How did I not know about this… Twila how is it that we have become friends and you did not tell me about these cute Pop Cans?? You guys are going to love this!!! Did you know that you could purchase can blanks?? That have a pop top?? I sure did not. I am loving this though… Using the Most Adorned DSP from Sale-a-Bration and some super cute other things too. Note how the can is ‘closed”. Well apparently Twila was able to put some fun things inside before decorating it… Love all the kisses and the Valentine Gnome too. These would be super fun…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    February Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin

    February Sweet Springtime Paper The February Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin is sure to be a must have. There are 3 different ‘projects’. I know there are cards and some other things. Are you excited for spring?? I bet this is going to help you out with that!! Here are the colors that are involved… in case you want to get some coordinating Cardstock ahead of time… Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake. Will you be wanting a Sweet Springtime box of your own?? Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Valentine’s Day Gift Set Class locally

    Valentine’s Day Gift Set The bees are soo stinkin’ cute!! I wanted to share the information on a Valentine’s Day Gift Set Class that I am doing. I teamed up with Elephants Trunk in Plymouth, IN and will have two days to pick from, Monday, Jan 29th at 1pm or Thursday, Feb 1 at 5:30pm. I was super excited to not only team up with a local business. But also support a local business myself. Please reach out if you are able to join us for this fun event. The cost is $10 and we are SURE to have a ton of fun!! Plus you might find a new place…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Weather planting and kitty updates Helpers?

    Weather planting and kitty updates Two Saturdays of crazy weather here… Weather planing and kitty update or helpers?? Yes, we finally have enough snow to cover the brown grass. We have had some CRAZY wind to go along with the snow. However, I could have done without the below zero temps. The chickens especially were not happy being ‘cooped’ up. Why?? Well, when the regular temperatures go below zero I lock up the poor chickens in the coop. The wind chills were in the -20’s and lower. I have had chickens with frost bite before, not good! My new violet apparently likes it’s new home. I took the photo on…

  • 3D Thursday

    Sweeter with You 3D Thursday Pull up Treat.

    Sweeter with You 3D Thursday Today is my turn, wooohooo. Sweeter with You 3D Thursday Pull up Treat. I promise it is an easy one and I also promise that you can use this for more then Valentine’s Day! This is similar to the Hot chocolate ‘box’ that we did for Christmas. There is of course a size difference. However, the concept is the same. You have a wrapper, ribbon and hole punch. Of course the fun part though is the decorating!! I wanted to do a different color for this so I grabbed the Delightfully Eclectic DSP pack. I love the Pretty Peacock with the white and pink hearts.…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    January 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Information

    January 2024 Ding Dong Ditch The January 2023 Ding Dong Ditch information is a good one, for sure!! To start off, this foil is called Naturally Gilded. It is Silver, Gold and Copper foil on white and vanilla. It features all the 2022-2024 In-Color Metallic Ribbon too. You will get 2 yards of all five colors. And YES, I used them all. Plus of course 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. There are four different card ideas, plus several extra sentiment pieces. That is the add on that is available. The Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing folder and dies. How do you get your class packed?? Here are…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Baking Dehydrating Organizing Snow is here

    Baking Dehydrating Organizing Snow FINALLY, yes that is right, finally we have snow. What do you do when you are stuck inside due to weather. For me Baking Dehydrating Organizing Snow is here. Starting off with baking… This Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake was first on the list. It was seriously the best way to start the day after all. Next up was Apple chips in the dehydrator. I was a little disappointed with the bag of apples that I picked up. However, I was VERY happy with how they turned out. Thinly sliced and adding a bit of cinnamon on top. After 7 plus hours they turned out super yummy!!…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2024 Schedule Have You Printed yours yet?

    2024 Schedule Have You Printed Guys, I am sorry I know that the emails have been messed up. I am working on fixing it. That is why I am asking… 2024 Schedule Have You Printed yours yet?? This is EVERYTHING (fringers crossed) for the next year. All my things that I have planned so far. Keep in mind that life happens and there may be a change or two. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin

    Sweet Springtime February Paper Ohh, do you see that baby bunny and chick?? The Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin peek. Why get excited?? Well, spring is getting closer!! Plus, Paper Pumpkin is a great gift!! Plus when you take advantage of the prepaid subscriptions right now you can get FREE stuff from Sale-a-Bration!! Contact me if you have ANY questions or… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherris Bee Mine Beehive box 3D Thursday

    Sherris Bee Mine Beehive Ohhh this is one I have been looking for… You guys seriously!! I can not wait to sit down and make this one. Sherris Bee Mine Beehive box is soo cute and perfect for the Bee Mine Suite!! That little beehive is going to be fun to figure out. You will want to be sure to head on over to the 3D Thursday FB page and leave some love and get your FREE Tutorial!! I have done a few things with this suite already and can honestly say that YOU NEED this one. It is not just for Valentine’s Day. This DSP is perfect for Spring.…

  • YouTube video

    2 page Christmas Scrapbook idea with video

    2 page Christmas Scrapbook idea I am kinda excited about todays idea. Did you know that I have been doing a few videos on my YouTube channel that have to do with Scrapbooking?? This 2 page Christmas Scrapbook idea may be just what you need to inspire you. I take you through step by step on how to create this idea. The ‘Patchwork” parts and why. Keep in mind that this could include ANY colors and it could be for any them. The ‘Patchwork” is in my traditional Real Red and Garden Green. However, I think this could be Super fun in pinks or blues. What would you use?? This…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty laziness.

    Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty Ohhh, the collection of new seed catalogs has been arriving. This week I have Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty. There are catalogs that I have gotten from before and a few new ones. I look forward to planning what I need and what new things we want to try!! Joe and I have been talking about the garden. Well the veggie garden that is. You know that I will always plan flowers. But letting the garden rest last year I am looking forward to seeing what we can get in this spring. Kinda along the same lines… I received this ‘variegated’ violet today.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  YouTube video

    Sale-a-Bration Flight & Airy Freebie paper.

    Sale-a-Bration Flight & Airy Freebie I can not tell you how much fun you are going to have with this Sale-a-Bration Flight & Airy Freebie paper. How happy and spring like it is. All the colors are bright and cheerful. I know that my friend Paula is looking forward to getting this paper. The Flight and Airy DSP is a must have for all your spring cards! Adding in the Cloud Punch and Bakers Twine Essentials pack. I can say that the fussy cutting was super easy and worth it. The bird is super easy and a must have. However, the sentiments are from the Perennial Postage bundle which is…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas Adoring Hearts for 3D Thursday FREE

    Darlas Adoring Hearts for 3D Thursday It is that time again. Darlas Adorning Hearts for 3D Thursday. You guys this one is sooo cute. It uses some of the NEW available TODAY Sale-a-Bration DSP. Take a look… See what I mean… Soooo Stinkin’ Cute!! Guys, You know how I love me a Hybrid Embossing Folder. That heart is just that!! I can not wait until my DSP get here… I also love how 4 little nuggets fits inside. And you know that Darla did NOT forget to put some of that cute DSP around them. Keep in mind that AS ALWAYS this could be for so much more then Valentine’s…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Visitors Snow and even more Visitors

    Visitors Snow and even more Visitors What a super fun week I had!! Friends were off of work and decided to come for a visit. Plus even more with Visitors Snow and even more Visitors. Kendras visit started off my week. Holy Cow she surprised me. We had talked and figured some time during the week. However, the 830 am phone call saying she was on her way was even more awesome. We talked crafting, gardening and of course all sorts of other things. I was so happy to have her. I can not wait until next time!! We had a light dusting of snow on Sunday. And trust me…

  • Craft Room

    2024 Class Schedule of Events All of it.

    2024 Class Schedule of Events. Here is the WHOLE list of the 2024 Class Schedule of Events. Ohhh my gosh, It is entirely complete. Now keep in mind that things might change. However, I will be sure to update as things go. I hope that this helps you plan out attending events. I love when you can join me!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Final Days to sign up on these…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twilas Mini Scrapbook for 3D Thursday

    Twilas Mini Scrapbook for 3D Thursday Today, Twilas Mini Scrapbook for 3D Thursday. I was super excited to see that she was using some of the new goodies. Are you excited for the new Mini?? I know that I sure am! The ‘Bee Mini’ Suite is coming your way starting Jan 4. I will also add that is has the cutest little bee punch ever!! This suite is our Valentine’s Day suite. However it is super fun for all your spring projects too. The first picture did not look like much, did it… NOW though? This is a great gift idea. Keep in mind once you have the directions you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Christmas Time with Family cookies too

    Christmas Time with Family cookies too This last week has been fun, fast paced and full of smiles. After all it is Christmas Time with Family cookie too. Starting off with a visit to see Mom. Guys, I am soo happy to say that Mom was having a GREAT day. We talked a bit of art and decorating plus other odds and ends. We did a bunch of walking too of course. Dang can she walk!! I need to ask Dad how much she walks a day. Happy also that we took a photo of all four of us together. The memory care unit had a couple different Christmas Trees…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    December 2023 Ding Dong Ditch online class

    December 2023 Ding Dong Ditch I am super excited to share this one with you!! The December 2023 Ding Dong Ditch uses the Winter Meadow patterned paper. Ohh my gosh you guys it is soo pretty. Perfect for ANY winter card needs. Wedding, birthday and even Sympathy, Here is what you are going to get… With all of the above for $14 shipping for the about is extra. I have a few add on things for you too. How about adding 10 more pieces of cardstock?? Yes, we scan do that for an extra $4. How about that AMAZING stamp set?? The Charming Sentiments stamp set is also an add…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    You are Loved Card and Candy Box 3D Thurs

    You are Loved Card and Candy Ohhh, this one what a labor of love you guys… The measurements were giving me some trouble. Math can be difficult, right?? Anyway, I decided to play with some NEW stuff. You know needed a change. With Sale-a-Bration around the corner and wanting to be sure that you guys have a few ideas to get YOUR creative juices flowing. I did just that. Using the Softly Stippled DSP and the Perennial Postage bundle. This card and candy box could be a great late Christmas gift too. There are four cards and four candies inside. There is room to add more if you wish. There…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    First Four 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts

    First Four 12 Days of Crafty I want to share here the First Four 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts. I had fun with it this year. I had a load of ideas and glad that I did. I had to change up a few things due to items selling out. However, all 12 Days are complete and I figured you might need a few reminders?? Maybe? Each one of the photos below will take you too the video of that day. In case you missed a day or even wanted to watch it again. Please know though that there is a Playlist that includes all from last year and…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Memories and lots of Christmas decorations

    Memories and lots of Christmas Decorations We need to start here. The Christmas kitty chair. This is where the Memories and lots of Christmas Decorations usually start. However, this year it was one of the last thing. Why?? Because with losing Mooch that was his spot. I will also add that all the kitties know that is his chair. No one has been in it, YET!! Here are a few more decorations in the house for you. The one all the way on the left is the kitchen table decor. Reusing the faith from the fall decorations. The middle is the special angels that I got from a friend. I…

  • Paper Share

    Jan – April Mini Catalog Share Information

    Jan – April Mini Catalog Share Can you believe it?? There is only one week until Christmas and two weeks until the new year… DANG!!! Today I have ALL the Jan – April Mini Catalog Share information. There is no new Specialty Paper in the mini this time… So you will find Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment share detailed information. Plus, do you need a catalog? Comment below and I will add you to my list. Paper Share There are eight suites in the mini catalog. I am enjoying them all. To get in on this paper you will get a 6 x 6 – 12 sheets. All packaged and ready…