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  • 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!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  YouTube video

    Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends

    On the Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards we colored Ladybugs. I was really needing some… relaxing… no stress, fun! Soooo, what did I do, pulled out the Blends and made a few more!! Just toooooo Fun!! The ladybugs don’t need to all be red, right?? I sure did not think soo, you?? Which is your favorite?? Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight or the Poppy Parade. But How about a Balmy Blue one too?!? Before I share all of those let’s see what we did on Coffee and Cards on Tuesday… Using some more from the bits and pieces container. However we did stick with a more traditional Ladybug didn’t we……

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards

    A promise is a Promise…

    Yesterday I promised to… And I almost forgot, Sorry. Here is the first of the coffee cups. I had a bigger plan for these, but my order did not get here today. Cross your fingers that it get here tomorrow, PLEASE. Otherwise, the retreat is going to be SUPER interesting.. NOT!! Anyway, I know that you guys make EVERYDAY amazing!! But the sentiments in this set are just toooo fun!! “You’ve got this but first” then you add either coffee or tea. “Let’s hang out soon“, is not recommended right now, but how about just on the phone or video chat?? “Rise and Shine” even without the sun the last…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Time got away from me today..

    Surprise?? The mailman dropped off these FABULOUS boxes to me today!! YEAH, Paper Pumpkins!! Three of them are gifts… but the other two are for ME!! Well kinda. I am very much looking forward to getting some alternatives ready for this months kit! Will the team meeting canceled due to this “THING“. I look forward to going live next week Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 central time. Remember you need to join the ‘Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club’ to be able to watch the live! Sorry to say… That these little cuties still have not been touched. I am sad too! I have been finishing up the stuff needed for…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Another Lily card…

    Two more FREE items…. The Sending You Thoughts and the Lily Impressions DSP both, yes BOTH are still available. I have enjoyed and used a full pack of that DSP! The deep colors… ohhh my! I understand that this is the time of year that you try to lighten up your colors, but… using the lighter tones are easy way to brighten it up! Another Happy Birthday… Yes, I think this was a Girls Night card from February. Well, time to make some more birthday cards April has a LOOOOONG list of family and friends to prep for. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    March 5 announcements

    I do hate to tell you that the Golden Honey DSP or as we calm it the Bee Paper is SOLD OUT! However there were several new items added this week or second release…. LINK. I always look forward to Girls Night!! So relaxing and fun!! Thank you ladies! Join us for Birthday Cards and snacks! Did you know that if you bring a new stamping friend to Girls Night that you both get cards from my stash?? Final Days to sign up for the Spring Retreat. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    Did someone say treats?? Posting this WAAAAAY earlier, this week! I do not want to miss out! I set a goal for myself for 2020. Every in studio class gets little treats! These little cuties will be for an up and coming class. Whooo knows you might get one if you join us! ANYWAY….. This week for the Global Design Project Challenge it is ALL about color! Which colors… Now where to begin… keeping in mind the Small Bloom punch is a featured item for me this week! Pairing it with the coordinating stamp set, also a FREE item from the current Sale-a-Bration selections. However, which candies?? Of course, Ghirardelli!…

  • 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!!

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday

    Birthday Bonanza – Birthday

    These critters are just soooo stinking cute!! How could you not smile with this cute Koala wishing you a happy birthday? He was fussy cut out of the DSP, the die would cut him too! Small layers added with Basic Black and Bermuda Bay. I have enjoyed playing with the FREE Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins (152314)?? However, you will need your Take Your Pick tool (144107) for those sequins!! Additionally, that bakers twine added just enough sparkle for the receiver to just LOVE it!! SMILE!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    ~~NEW~~ Thoughtful Blooms for Qwick and WOW!

    So here is another new thing I want to do… and I hope you like it!! Every week I would like to share a short video… Qwick and WOW! That video will be the start of a project. Here on the blog is where you finish the project. And then check back later in the week for a second take on the video. The video is here. Here are a few photos to help! The “Bag” is in the Annual catalog! Scored on the 3 sealed sides at 1/2 inch. NOTE: these bags are on the thinner side… so do not score like cardstock! Not a lot of pressure needed.…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    It has been too long since we have done a challenge… Soooo, for the CASE the designer.. We used almost ALL Sale-a-Bration items… full list below! Steffi went with a flow of color… loved that! In keeping with that and wanting to use that. Ute Small Bloom Punch is how I started out! Then add in the Coffee and Cards crew for some added touches! Check the video either on FaceBook or on YouTube, here. The crew decided Crumb cake should be the base and added some Craft Whisper White Ink! Where?? Well, the flowers are stamped in white and the geometric pattern too! Soooo, much fun just in a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sorry….

    Getting ready for Stamp Camp! Ohh so much fun and all new product.. have you joined us at a stamp camp yet?? Make up day for this camp is Monday! Call me if you want or get added! Join the live tooo! Did you know that I can not say share of Facebook?? Yup, so I now say.. If you learned anything, help other learn too! Meaning share! And win a prize too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • Retreat

    2020 Spring Retreat

    Sign up Today! Saturday, March 21 9am to 8pm Are you looking for a fun crafting day?? How about a day that you can laugh, snack and the calories don’t count?? okay maybe but .. Here is what is planned so far.. Goodie bag and pillow gifts ALL day! Raffle prizes 8 make n take’s Table space …bring a friend or two! Add on class, 4 cards two of them are fancy folds. ($20) Product store Lunch and Dinner, water, coffee and tea. K-cup on site also. LOTS of ways to get raffle tickets too. Still have questions… LET ME KNOW!! Want to secure your spot, contact me! ASAP space…

  • Coffee and Cards

    1/18 Coffee and Cards

    Did you miss the live?? Check it out on YouTube here! Her is what started this whole thing. Grab your Sale-a-Bration booklet go to page 7. Note the list of Project Uses List.. Peaceful Moments Stamp Set -151595 Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 131197 Subtles Cardstock – 146978 Whisper White Cardstock – 100730 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad – 147096 Multipurpose Glue – 110755 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Sooooo, we only use the above and one of two FREE items 1) Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins combo pack – 152314… 2) Lily Impressions DSP – 152284. Which would you pick? There is just one more to add … I was thinking that…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Hello Sunshine

    I promised Stampin’ Bingo cards… this was one of three. Have you gotten the new Under my Umbrella bundle (153786). I am grateful that Korine loaned me hers! I love our team! Thank you again Korine! Using this set was a clue to the grand prize winner, just saying. The umbrellas and background paper is from Lily Impression DSP, FREE with a $50 purchase. Congratulations Paula! We even played a little with the Stampin’ Blends. I loved adding the flowers to the open umbrella and adding just a little more color to the flowers with the Poppy Parade dark and also Frost White Shimmer Paint. I sure hope you can…