• Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies Here we are another week gone from May. There is so much to do and SO much that still needs to be done. Joe has been home and you know how that goes… distractions and laughs. Yes, laughs… because of all the silly things that have happened. Rain and more Rain add in a little travel. I am bummed because I forgot to get a photo of the amazing orange iris that started to bloom on Friday. I forgot about that color!! And she is a beauty. However, this above photo was AMAZING!! I heard the bee. Although I could not see it. It was…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday FREE Tutorial

    Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday I am excited for this weeks, Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday . This is my last week before our summer break. Ohhh, wait that is not true… We are doing a blog hop later this month…. That is one you are not going to want to miss!! Ready for a look?? Here we go… I shared my idea with Joe. I also told him that I was doing some Paper engineering. He looked at me like I was crazy, haha. You mean like a train engineer, Geeez. (Dad I did add this story for you!!) Anyway, I have been doing some things with this stamp…

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    Twila and 3D Thursday Gum or Gift Card

    Twila and 3D Thursday Gum Happy Thursday everyone… Today Twila and 3D Thursday Gum or Gift Card holder. Which would you use it for?? I am thinking both?? Maybe? I like this idea because it really could be used for so many things.. ENJOY!!! Do you see what I mean?? I think I am going to use these for Graduation gift card holders. Decorate them with what that person likes. It can be ANY color and ANY paper. I think that you could do a couple different kinds of closures too. This one the flower seals it. However, you could use Velcro or even a Magnet depending on how you…

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    Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse tutorial

    Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse Guys, you get Birdhouses two weeks in a row. I am super excited to share Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse. I sure hope that you will leave Darla some love over on fb. Without further ado… Looks simple enough, right?? Well, just wait. Some Timber 3D embossing folder, wish I would have thought of that, last week, hahaha. I can tell you that I LOVE this suite. Anyway back to Darla. All of these dies are included in the Country Birdhouse dies. I love how Darla colored her bluebird. Grab your Stampin’ Blends. Ready for the side view?? See what I mean. No do not…

  • blog hop,  Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop

    Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop Welcome hoppers!! Today for the Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop I wanted to make a card that used mostly stuff from the box. I only added Lost Lagoon and Basic Beige cardstock. Using not only the envelope flap for the pocket… the champagne foil for the deckled circle. I did fussy cut the butterfly body to separate it from the layer piece. Trim off the sentiment and use that on the inside. Why?? Because there is a TON going on for the front, right?? Back to the butterfly. I also used one of the loose butterflies for a backer on the BIG one.…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Technique

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse for 3D Thur

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse This week I am excited to share this awesome idea!! This week for 3D Thursday it is my turn. Here is what I have for you, Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse. I am using several new items. Let’s see if you can find them. I am so loving this color combo, how about you? The new Petunia Pop and Highland Heather I think is a new favorite! Adding in something that you know I already love, woodgrain and flowers. Although you may be curious about these new items?? You will need to wait until May. The Country Birdhouse bundle and Country Woods DSP are in the new…

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    Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed 3D Thursday

    Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed Are you thinking about Mother’s Day yet?? Apparently someone is already. Check out Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed for 3D Thursday this week. She has come up with a super cute holder that works perfectly with the Flowering Zinnia paper. This could be a fun way to send some seeds to a friend for their birthday or even no reason at all. Are you looking for a different way to give a gift card too?? You can attach it to the back of the seed packet. I could soo see this with more than one packet too. Ohh, this with the Perennial Lavender paper too. Add in…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Happy Easter with Throughout the Year.

    Happy Easter with Throughout the Year I hope that you will have a truly wonderful day today. Today’s Happy Easter with Throughout the Year card idea was made in my Coffee and Cards video yesterday!! Do you remember about a month ago we had a guest designer for 3D Thursday?? Lisa Fleming did an amazing treat cross. I knew that I needed to take that idea and make it a card. Cutting the Cross treat down from 1 inch to 1/4 inch. That way we can use it on the front of our card. Adding in a few Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia flowers. Also some Granny Apple Green and…

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    Twilas Mini Bunny Box 3D Thursday

    Twilas Mini Bunny Box Need a last minute Easter idea?? How about a FREE tutorial?? Check out Twilas Mini Bunny Box for 3D Thursday this week. I think that this is soo dang cute. I need to make this so that I can see what all will fit inside. Twila added some Kisses and little ‘grass’ which helps you get an idea of the size here. Even if you do not have this exact DSP you can still make these. I could see, pink papers, or even some happy yellow papers too. Tell me what would you use?? I wanted to be sure to give you a photo of the…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Facebook changes Paper Pumpkin lives…

    Facebook changes Paper Pumpkin Guys there are a bunch of price changes coming our way. Shocking, right?? Plus there are Facebook changes Paper Pumpkin lives will be moving too. With all of these changes be sure to check out my blog so that I can keep you up to date. First… the price of Paper Pumpkin is going up $1.50 a month. However, you could take advantage of the PrePaid subscriptions and save. This will also qualify you for rewards if you get a little more than a six months subscription. As you may or may not know, facebook is not allowing third party apps, like the one I use…

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    Sunny Thoughts for 3D Thursday by ME!!!

    Sunny Thoughts for 3D Thursday by ME!!! This week is my turn. I found a treasure while looking for something. No, I still have not found it. However, knew that this needed to be done, Sunny Thoughts for 3D Thursday by ME!!! Are you excited?? Hahaha See what I mean… So stinkin’ cute!! This could be used for a shower Thank You, Easter treat or gift card holder with something else inside. I was even more excited to find that I had flowers small enough to use for the back of the truck. I know there is a stamp for that. However, I wanted flowers flowing out. Finding the perfect…

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    Darlas Lavender Sachet 3D Thursday

    Darlas Lavender Sachet 3D Thursday It is that time once again. You are going to love this one… I know I say that every week, don’t I. Well, This one uses the Perennial Lavender and Lavender. I know, Darlas Lavender Sachet 3D Thursday is one that needs to be planned for… do you grow lavender?? I do. See what I mean, even a peek-a-boo part. You have have heard me talks about this DSP. However, we have used it also. Down to this exact piece. Yes, I do love me some gingham. How about you?? Can you image how awesome this smells?? Darla out did herself, down to the purple…

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    Easter Cross Favors 3D Thursday Guest

    Easter Cross Favors 3D Thursday We have a guest designer this week. Lisa Flemming’s has a super cute idea. The Easter Cross Favors 3D Thursday, Very Easter and looks pretty easy to duplicate. I can not wait to try it!! Here is her idea… See what I mean, How awesome is this?? I especially love how the filigree DSP on the nuggets adds to the cross. I know several followers that are going to love this!! Adding the Bough Punch is a simple and perfect touch. So how do you get the tutorial you ask… well, Check this out… HERE!! Please be sure to share you versions of this. I…

  • Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Hop

    Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Welcome to the Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Hop. I have two projects for you today… I did two to use all the left over parts of the cut little milk carton that I cut up… Starting with what I cut off of the milk carton. Do you see it?? It is the “awning” of our Springtime card. Using the ‘wreath’ and cutting it in half to make our ‘garland’. The only added piece on this card is the ‘Springtime Greetings’ sign that was added. I was excited to see the Baker’s Twine in the kit. It is not just for bows, hahaha. Here is…

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    Twilas PopUp tissue for 3D Thursday

    Twilas PopUp tissue for 3D Thursday I am loving this super cute idea. I am a really looking forward to getting this Zinna paper… You will be able to order it in March. Twilas PopUp tissue for 3D Thursday uses it and you are going to love it!! See what I mean?? Perfect for spring and summer. I especially love the addition of the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon. I know, I know, I love my ribbon. But how can you not?? How could this not make someone feel better immediately, right?? Be sure to check out the 3D Thursday facebook page. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    You are my Sunshine 3D Thursday – My turn

    You are my Sunshine 3D Thursday Hello everyone, I am kinda excited about this one… It is my turn for 3D Thursday. Are you wanting a fun idea and a way to use something from Sale-a-Bration?? I have just want you need!! The You are my Sunshine 3D Thursday is always fun. How cute and springy is this?? This is bigger then you think!! Remember this is a Memories & More Envelope. You will note that there is NOT one stamp. Do not worry, it will be okay!! I promise. The only thing that you need outside of the full set of the Sweet Thoughts is the ribbon. I used…

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    Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday from Sherri

    Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday This week it is Sherri’s turn. She has a Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday Bag topper for us. Have you gotten the FREE Watercolor Melon stamp set? You can get it or several other items FREE with every $50 purchase. Check out this little cutie!! I need to ask Sherri where she found these candies. Have you seen anything like this before. How cute AND I bet they are super yummy too!! I know that the sentiment is from the Share a Milkshake stamp set. I have to say though that I really LOVE the little ‘ruffle’ under the cardstock/DSP layers. Great way to use up some…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherris 3D Thursday Treat package idea

    Sherris 3D Thursday Treat package Today Sherris 3D Thursday Treat package is one that is great to have in your treat gifting stash!! Ohh and soo easy to make. Ready to see?? Here is how it looks all closed up and decorated. Now to see and share how to make it. Sherri is going to walk you through how to make it. Get your tutorial over on the 3D Thursday facebook page. While you are there be sure to leave some love! I love how Sherri shares her instructions. And let me add that this Beary Christmas stamp set it sooo cute and still available on the Last Chance list.…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    3D Thursday Guest Designer, Amanda Waldhart.

    3D Thursday Guest Designer Ohhh, I am super excited today! 3D Thursday Guest Designer, Amanda Waldhart. I have know Amanda for a few years and she loves 3D projects as much as I do. Be sure to head on over the the 3D Thursday facebook page and leave her some love you guys!! READY?? This is a single dessert serving that fits in a cup. Have you seen those?? Soo much fun!! This is the perfect gift for A LOT of folks on your list. You can make this in mass and I will be gifting these to my delivery drivers. Yes, even the Amazon folks. Now I do plan…

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    3D Thursday Twila is up this week, Snow?

    3D Thursday Twila is up this week Ohhhh you guys are going to love this one. Perfect for this week. So 3D Thursday Twila is up this weeks Snowman. I am soo excited to share this one. How stinkin’ cute is one. Ohhhh my goodness. The perfect kisses for the perfect snowman. You know that Twila has prepared the PDF with all the step by step instructions. Be sure to head on over to the 3D Thursday facebook page and leave a comment. Dang, I bet that you could fit 10 kisses in here. I also see a perfect use for scraps here. Note the Basic Black ‘hat’ buttons and…

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    Darla All about Autumn Bag 3D Thursday

    Darla All about Autumn Ohhh can you believe it is Thursday already?? Here we are the first Thursday in November too. I know you guys are gonna love this one… Darla created this cute little bag for us… All you need is a 6 x 6 piece of BEAUTIFUL paper!! Her instructions can be found on the 3D Thursday facebook page. Please be sure to leave a lovely comment on that post. We so appreciate when you guys tell us how much you love these projects. I love that Darla used the foil side and event he foil DSP for the leaves too… However my favorite is all that linen…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Twilas Mini Pumpkin Kiss for 3D Thursday

    Twilas Mini Pumpkin Kiss for 3D Dang it Twila, you have done it.. I have been fighting with myself to get or not to get this super cute bundle. Twilas Mini Pumpkin Kiss for 3D Thursday uses the Pick of the Patch bundle. And she shows us that we can make it for Halloween or even Thanksgiving. Check it out… Here I would say would be our Thanksgiving look. So stinkin’ cute, right?? I bet you need this PDF instruction sheet!?! I know that I printed one out. I could see this for so many other things too. I can not wait to make it. Please be sure to head…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Spooky Hot Chocolate Peeps box 3D Thurs

    Spooky Hot Chocolate Peeps Ohhh, I sure hope that you guys like this one… It is my turn this week for 3D Thursday. I do feel that I need to share a story first. Why??? Because I think it will help you to understand why I wanted to make this. Here goes… I remember as a kid my mom making a HUGE pot of Chili on Halloween. Keep in mind that I am the oldest of six kids. We would go trick or treating with friends. Yes, as a the oldest I would have to watch over some of the younger ones. Anyway, I remember stopping back at home to…

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    3D Thursday Sherri has Marvel boxes today

    3D Thursday Sherri has Marvel This one is soo fun guys!! Today for 3D Thursday Sherri has Marvel treat boxes. Inside are Kinder snacks and just wait until you see the rest. You are going to love it. Plus where the items come from! I found out that Sherri had help from the hubby on this one. I love when they help, don’t you?? Anyway he found this super fun Kinder treat with all these Marvel characters inside. Now take a deep breath, each box is made and set apart with different DSP packs. I know that there some from the annual catalog and mini too. DANG this would be…

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    3D Thursday Twila with Them Bones Treats

    We have a fun one for you today… I love how Twila created this little treat box!! Be sure to head on over and leave her some love you guys!! This treat is all about the DSP from Them Bones. The little bats, bones and spooky stuff. Do you have special Trick or Treaters?? You know those special little ghouls and goblins?? This would be super cute for them. I have to tell you a funny!! I sent Twila a message… where did you get that cute little boo!! DUH!! Yeah, it is one of the panels in the DSP. Wow, I am slow, right?? Haha. Humm, I wonder what…

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    3D Thursday Sherris Sweet Citrus idea

    3D Thursday Sherris Sweet Citrus This weeks 3D Thursday Sherris Sweet Citrus idea is super easy and super fun!! I sure hope that you head on over to the the 3D Thursday facebook group and leave Sherri some love… READY??? What a super fun idea, right?? I love this bundle have used it several times… however, I forgot about this idea. Dang these Hybrid embossing folders guys!! I sure hope that this bring some Sunshine to Brighten your Day. Thank you Sherri for the fun idea, I look forward to getting the PDF printed and adding this to my next class. You ca get yours over on the facebook page…

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    Welcome Back to 3D Thursday with Darla

    Welcome Back to 3D Thursday Very Excited to say… Welcome Back to 3D Thursday. Did you have an AMAZING summer?? I sure hope so… I am super excited to be back in the swing of things with FREE tutorial 3D Thursday. Darla is up first to kick off our September. Here is her super cute project!! What a cute Halloween idea!! I especially love the grape candies inside. Can you see the Heat Embossing on that sentiment?? Love It!! Them Bones is the Suite that the DSP and all the goodies. I saw someone did that skeleton as earrings using shrinky dinks. I need to make a pair for myself.…