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  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    4/14 Tuesday Editions of Coffee and Cards

    They almost did not all fit! Dang you guys had me working for it today, hahaha!! I know, I did it to myself, right?? That Pressed Petal DSP made quick work of it though didn’t it? All these beauties with one piece of 12 x 12. These were the ones that we made during the video, mixed up the colors a bit too. No waste either. Lots of scraps used too! Keeping several of the cards a little simpler, but that DSP does so much why would you add too much?? Yeah, you know that I did…. Ribbon!!! I do love me some ribbon… although this was mostly twine. Twine…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter How are you doing?? I know for me the day today was a struggle. Not being able to see family, or even spend time with my hubby was just weird. Usually I travel out to Illinois and have a fun, but CRAZY dinner with the whole family. Not today. Poor Joe who is still considered an essential worker, is working. How did you spend your holiday?? You would think that I was in the craft room today, actually I was not. I spent the day chilling out, watching TV and did a little baking. The kitties kept me toasty and on schedule. They can tell time you know!…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    All those extra pieces…

    Sooo much more happiness…. Here are the other pieces that I had to use up… I do not want to end up with an overflowing bits and pieces container like before… YIKES!! Adding a few extra pieces for these three. Paula, do you notice that little piece?? Apparently it was not too small. Adding tulips for an Easter card, an extra layer and a few flowers. What would you have added?? Can you see the Wink of Stella inside the tulips?? Now to write in them all and get in the mailbox to bring someone some sunshine. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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

    4/4 Coffee and Cards

    Spring Cuteness!! First, I need to thank, Lynn and Christine, for these super fun ideas. Easter treats are ready to be packaged. Secondly, to get the box ready! Did you miss Coffee and Cards today?? ohhhh, sooo stinkin’ cute! Which one are you going to try?? I have to say, I do really like them both. Oh dang, Basket number 2. I forgot to take pictures! Look at the bottom of tomorrow’s post! Sorry! I sure hope that you had as much fun as I did this morning!! All the friends popping in and even family too!! Thank you for welcoming them! A special thank you for helping make these…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Sale-a-Bration call

    One last try… Today, is the last chance to sign up and get all the EXTRAS!! DSP pack FREE Mini trimmer FREE Lastly, Stamp set of your choice, FREE. Do you have a want list?? How long is it?? Be honest, really!! This is the perfect way to get things from your list at a discount. How about a way to earn some extra money?? Yes, please! I can certainly help you with all of the above. Want a team of your own?? You can do that too! Joining my growing team benefits you in several ways. Supportive, encouraging and giving to all its members. We want to grow and…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    5 Days, 4 days and My Wonderful Family

    You only have 5 days left… Have you checked out the third release?? It is all stuff from the annual catalog. I have a couple things picked out already!! The Red Rhinestones are just one thing. In addition to those the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, yes, please! What do you still have on your list?? Contact me I am sure I can help you find SOMETHING!! Only 4 days left… Check your emails… I sent out a special email on Wednesday talking about this up coming “Class”. If you need more information please contact me! This is just a little sneak peak at what the April kit will be all…

  • Challenges,  Craft Room

    More from the bits and pieces

    Believe it or not… Here is more cards from all those bits and pieces… However, I am getting down to the parts that do not want to go together. I am thinking that that there are only two or three more. We will see tomorrow. Ohhh, yes I did!! I know you can see that shimmer on that Poppy. The shimmer paint spritzer, of course. No NO need for an intervention. I promise!! Similarly, did you notice the “ribbon stack” used for a background?? How?? VersaMark added to any color cardstock, picks up the color! Note: that blue twine… Left over from our science experiments. Died Ribbon Looking for your…

  • Retreat

    Winners from the 2020 Spring Retreat

    Prizes…..? Yes, there were prizes!! 4 different opportunities for being a Prize winner! All were fabulous, but the toilet paper was the funniest and most talked about one in the group. What else was there to win… #3 was Whisper White Thick cardstock, Holiday rhinestones and the Flowering Foils DSP. #2 was Subtles cardstock pack, Sending You Thoughts stamp set and So Very Vellum DSP. #1 was Foil DSP, Poppy Parade cardstock and Stampin Blends, Whisper White Bakers twine, Little Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Dies. Who Won? So much more to share, but I am going to make you wait… until Wednesday, sorry! Well, kinda, haha. Hugs and Have…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Best Dressed and Fancy

    What is your color? I was working on my tutorial for the TTT group and had some scraps left. What do we do with scraps?? Yup, we make more cards! Here is the result…. to make it even better, how about a fancy fold? Here is how to create this fold… card base of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4. Then you cut off 3/4 of an inch. Use that 3/4 inch piece score at 3 inches and tuck under the inside layer. DONE. Easy, right?? Reminder stamp prior to using your adhesive! We all make mistakes! Hint: use the same ink color as your cardstock for…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    3rd and final Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    WOW, right?? I agree, this was one that just happened! Started with the “shading” using daubers. The colors, Pool Party and Highland Heather for the background. Purple Posy, Garden Green and Gorgeous Grape are the card layers. Ink colors used, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Pool Party. However, let’s talk about the FREE dies and FREE stamp set! When you spend $150 you can get both for free! Ohhh how I enjoy this time of year!! Did you check out the second release items?? A friend let me play a little with her coffee cups.. they have officially been bumped to the top of the list!! I think I NEED…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    3/7 Coffee and Cards, a Challenge too!

    Thank you for helping me! I do enjoy Coffee and Cards because you guys do help me figure things out! Haha, seriously! Someone Special (151643) is from the 2020 Mini. The coordinating dies, Special Day (153587) are not, but they are part of SEVERAL additional items offered. Which also includes the Pleased as Punch DSP (153558) used for the layering piece. We should however start at the beginning… this is the Global Design Project sketch for this week. Using this sketch for the card idea, with of course some tweaks/additions. Here is what I am submitting for the challenge.. This raccoon wants you to have a very wonderful birthday!! Right,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Slow week…

    Good Morning to you! Gabby wanted to say good morning to everyone. She was enjoying the sunshine while we had it! I can be honest with you guys, right?? I did enjoy the peak of “spring” we had over the weekend. Did a couple things outside. Joe fixed the truck, YEAH! Again actually!! Finger crossed it’s all good now. Big Plans are coming… Joe and I even found time to play a few games of scrabble. Three rounds and both parties won. WoooHooo. The only left to do on his long weekend is to get tamales. However we have three days left! Well, plus some more relaxing!! This mess will…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    2/22 Coffee and Cards

    Pleased as Punch, Again?? I am sorry, but having TOO much fun with this DSP (designer series paper). And besides I have more ideas!! Did you miss the live this morning? Using only the items listed here.. Pleased as Punch DSP 153558 Under My Umbrella bundle 153786 1/2 inch circle punch 119867 Crumb Cake cardstock 120853 Subtles Cardstock 146978 Subtles DSP 149615 Braided Linen thread 147808 Glimmer Paper Rose 146959 Glimmer Paper Sparkle 146957 Glimmer Enamel Dots 146934 FREE: Small Bloom punch 152316, then you can make these…. These were made during the live video. Just like last week, using what you purchased to get the punch. The left a…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Don’t miss out!

    In case you missed my FB post. Here is the first casualty…. I had fun with these! Shakers, flower centers and ohhhh so much more. ANYWAY, is there something you don’t want to miss out on?? Get me your order ASAP or use the current host code. Looking to get yourself one of these? It requires a $300 purchase or party total. I have a couple dates available to host a party. I would love to talk over your options! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday

    Small Bloom Punch for a WOW

    Did you see the “bag” on page 13 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog?? The one with all the flowers?? Here is my CASE (copy and selectively edit). Well, in a card form. Let me also say from the beginning that I am sorry but that Petal Pink/Whisper White Silver Bakers Twine is retired. SOOO Sorry!! However, here is your question. Which version do you like?? The Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink or the Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody?? Don’t tell Avery, but the Pink version is her Birthday card!! sssshhhhhh!! Guesses on how many flowers?? Actually there are 40 per card. You know you can get your bang for your FREE…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    2/15 Coffee and Cards

    You can still watch!! Have you seen Coffee and Cards yet?? Today we talking about creating a sample kit. Here is what I picked out.. Whisper White thick cardstock 140272 Brights cardstock pack 146975 (or subtles 146978) Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262 Timeless Tulips Bundle 153793 Under My Umbrella Bundle 153786 Pleased as Punch DSP 153558 Trimmer 152392 Rhinestones Getting all of the above totals exactly $125. But join my team and you only pay $99 and tax. There are many extras too!! Catalogs, business supplies, Paper Pumpkin retired kit and that is just from Stampin’ Up! Now let’s talk about some of the Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES… see the picture at…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Candy Wrap Valentine’s-Day 9

    Getting closer! These candy boxes wrapped in cardstock! Using the From My Heart DSP – . In addition to the Heartfelt Bundle some left over hearts from past projects. Along with leftover dyed twine. How did I cover that? Check out the latest QWick and WOW!! video! I will take you through step by step. Please be sure to subscribe and share! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring Retreat

    I am so excited!! Have your heard!? I have been planning a Retreat.. Spring Poppies Retreat Saturday, March 21, 2020 9 am to 8 pm 301 S Pearl Street, Knox IN ◦ Cost $75 ( add on fancy fold/simple stamping class $20 envelopes included) Here are a few highlights: ⁃ Goodie Bag ($35 value) ⁃ 8 Make n Takes (Cards, sampler, home decor and 3D) ⁃ Pillow gifts ⁃ Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, coffee, tea and water ⁃ 4 foot minimum table space ⁃ Raffle for prizes ⁃ Games Lots of fun planned and this is a great day to chill out get some projects done and have access to some…

  • Holiday cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    From my Heart and Paper Pumpkin – Day 8

    Here is a where Paper Pumpkin meets some beautiful DSP! The stamps are done the Paper Pumpkin. Using the Stamparatus to be sure that the hearts all line up! Then add the Happy Valentine’s Day to the last one. The tag used the scalloped tag topper and triple punch. The DSP is different sizes 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch. Try the different pattern together to get the look that you like. Top it with twine, like this or use some ribbon. No Bling is necessary because the DSP has a foil look on one side. AND you can use this tag for a gift, flowers or even a pretty box!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    2/8 Coffee and Cards-Day 7

    Alternative colors?? Purple Posy and Rococo Rose with Soft Suede are the two that we did for the Live. Dontcha love that Gingham DSP?? Available in EVERY color!! Anyway, grab your 1/8 inch circle punch (retired) and the Heartfelt Bundle – 153885. Sprinkle in a stamp from the Strong & Beautiful -147732 too! There is a very subtle heart that is stamped along the bottoms of each Soft Suede layer. We talked on the live about using the Stamparatus – 146276. I tried this after and here is how it looked.. Just too close together! And if you moved down more than one just not close enough. I did want…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Love coordinating items??

    Have you gotten any of the following Stamp Sets: Positive Thoughts Special Someone Little Lady Bugs Sending You Thoughts Happy Birthday to You Now you have dies to go with those sets!! Limited time, YES!! While supplies last, YES!! The Pleased As Punch DSP (designer series paper) coordinates with the following punches.. Heart Punch Pack Tulip Builder Builder Umbrella Small Bloom DANG, do you need more ideas on what to get?? I can not wait for my next order to get here!! Can not wait… please use the current host ZEWUPNTY! HAPPY SHOPPING!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Day 4 of Valentines – Heartfelt – create your own DSP

    Fun idea today… Let’s make our own DSP (designer series paper). Here are the Ink colors…. Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake. Using the Heartfelt stamp set (151417 B-153775) and the largest image first, general rule. Keep in mind that you have a sentiment layer to add over the “DSP”. We used only a 4 x 5 1/4 inch pieces, but you could make a whole sheet and then make up several cards. In other words spread some more love!! Now, you know I did not think about this, of course, until just now that Happy Valentines needs some Shimmer Spritzer on it, hummm!! ANYWAY, the layering…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Heartfelt and Busy… Day 3

    What do you do with scraps?? Well, you make tags of course!! After doing some class cutting, the scraps were kinda piling up… YIKES!! I know mixing patterns is not for everyone, but With 1/2 inch, 3/4 and 1 inch strips… Pick your favorites, trim the bottoms and add some twine. This tag could be used for a card like this, duhh. Or just on a gift, flowers maybe?? Whatever you need it for. I hope you have an AMAZING week! Thank you for joining me today! Hug and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    2/1 Coffee and Cards – Day 2 valentines.

    Ohhhh it is Saturday already!! What a quick week… I sure hope everyone will enjoy this weekend and fingers crossed it does NOT go by tooo QWick… I am still working on Valentine’s. Soooo many ideas.. In keeping with the GDP challenge colors.. Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White. Using some science, meaning that I dyed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Also, spritzing works too! Have you mixed up your shimmer paint spritzers yet?? NO??? What are you waiting for?? QWick and WOW!! Shows you how… I sure have been having fun with that red spritzer!! Even this “Love You Lots” has been spritzed. OKAY, maybe I am getting…

  • 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…