• 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!!…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful April 2022.

    Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful Here is the Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin kit. This one is a great fun fold. This gate fold with the belly band is just what I needed to add the stick. Yes, I said stick. The cocoon that I added, after fussy cutting, is hanging from a small stick. Yes, from the yard. Check it out… Using Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight for my cardstock colors. I NEEDED to brighten up this kinda dark kit. Well, maybe it was just me. Anyway, using a touch of hot glue for the stick. No worries you will not see if after you…

  • sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022, all you need to know!

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022 To say that I am excited about the Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022, is an understatement!! I have been working on a few things already. Let me start off by saying that I think we have outgrown the house. So I have a backup plan just in case there are more than 20 in person. Which … let’s be honest is SUPER EXCITING!! Here is what you need to know. Just like last year there is a HUGE goodie bag. There is a custom bag this year too. We will again have 6 cards and 2 projects, three cards and a project in the am. Then three…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    April Paper Pumpkin peek is so very exciting!

    April Paper Pumpkin peek Can you hear me squeal?? April Paper Pumpkin peek has my name all over it!! I can not wait to get my box. This one is going to be awesome!! Our Beyond the Horizons boxes are on their way. Yes, we will have fun with that one. However, I am looking way ahead to this box. Tell me what else do you think will be inside this box besides butterflies?? Curiosity is killing me really!! I will admit that the cocoon is pretty dang cool. Do you think that we will get a few of those branches too?? Here is all that I know so far……

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Alternatives.

    Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Here is our first look at the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. Today there is three and I am excited there are three more tomorrow. This one uses the flagged end strips, but I wanted to extend their life. So I cut them in half. That way I could get more color AND add to another card later. I will admit that this group of sentiments are my favorite. I wanted to use them EVERY TIME!! Where there is hope, there is faith, where there is faith, miracles happen. It rings true for several things. Cancer survivors, parents of special needs, and especially those that have…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Little Things you do, from Pansy Patch

    Little Things you do Today the Little Things you do are BIG things. This post is a reminder from me to you about how important all those little things can be!! I am here to tell you that the little things are HUGE to me. A smile and a hello text are all important. That a butterfly is here to remind you also that someone loves you. Just fluttering by. This card truly has almost all of my favorite things. Gingham, butterflies a little bling and a different idea. You know where the butterfly comes from Butterfly Brilliance bundle, which was HUGE during the Butterfly Birthday Bash. The little bit…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile using the pansies.

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile. Can it get much better then Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile?? I do not think so. Say hello to Judy. She is my neighbor and my dear friend. How much fun that we have birthdays only a few days apart!! She has tough be lots about “farm” life. But mostly about Chickens, Gardening and Canning. She and her hubby have “adopted” Joe and I as extended kids. We always give each other flowers for our birthdays. This was fun for me too. My mom helped me pick out this wonderful hanging basket when she visited just before my birthday. For this one, no…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash.

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is the fun post… Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash. I think I forgot to take a few photos… DANG IT!! But Here is our first winner, This is a gift certificate to get her catalog bond from out local UPS. My favorite part is seeing all the smiles. I do love to spoil my customers and can not wait to be able to more of it next time!! These three were having fun and then prize patrol came and brought out THE BIG SMILES!! To me this is what it is all about!! Sharing my love of crafting with amazing people. No matter the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects.

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash Here are the Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects. No worries if you missed some there is a link at the bottom to find all of them!! In my second attempt to help Paula love this Enjoy the Moments stamp set, I created this. Needless to say I still have not won her over. I do promise to keep trying!! Anyway, yes there are butterflies. And here is where things really got fun. Ohhh Erica started it and then I ran with it. I mentioned the brick DSP patterned paper. Every time I I said brick she said house. So I grabbed my iPad and…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash,two more ideas.

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash. The afternoon of the Butterfly Birthday Bash started with a break for lunch. Make your own sandwiches Ham, Turkey or Roast Beef. Topped with lettuce tomato or just plain. Chips of course, potato salad or cole slaw and you have already seen the Cupcakes. YUMMMM!! Plus that was the extra time I needed to finish coloring the butterflies. And you bet there was lots of chatter and laughing!! However there is always more silliness!! This card was right after lunch. It needed to be not too complicated for that after lunch nap needed time. haha. Now, I know that I am not the only one!!…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Team Meeting

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations plus so much more…

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations Today on the homestead Kittens, Mooch and Spring Decorations. Ohh, there are going to be a lot of awww’s and soo cute on this post for sure! They sure are cute. However, they started getting into just a little bit of trouble this last week. I can say that is really has been fun to watch them explore though. Cuddles goes out to spend time with Junior everyday. It really is the best way to start and end the day after all. These to photos are from last week. He was actually trying to hurry so that they could go for a walk. Yes, that is…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary Card for Joe.

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card It has been a week since this Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card was given to Joe. I am happy because it is still sitting on his dresser. Silly I am sure, but still. It is kinda funny because some years the card idea come quick. This year, I kinda struggled. Well, I guess after 11 years it is bound to happen a time or two. Here is where I started… Always butterflies. It is a “thing” for us. Typically there is green and purple. His favorite color and mine. This year it is Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather. I wanted to share last years card but…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate.

    I love Sharing Treats!! I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate with … BUTTERFLIES!! These little cuties are from girls night. A goal I had last year to give cute little treats at each and every in person event. I have been doing it every since. I know I love the fun ideas. Bet you guessed that everyone loves eating them too. Some take them home for treats later. haha. But most only leave with the cute little decoration that was once on, around or packaged the yumminess!! I need to purchase stock in Hershey’s, Ghirardelli and Mars. Humm, that might be a great idea dad!! Sneak Peek These also happen…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Weekly reminders of classes and other stuff

    Weekly Reminders of classes Here are all your Weekly Reminders of classes and other stuff. Starting with Paper Pumpkin. Did you see this sneak peek yet?? Ohhh how fun. You just might want to get some Ice Cream Corner DSP to go with this one. just saying. Why?? Because it will coordinate very well. I am SOOO EXCITED!! for this camp. I know it will be here before I know it, but This one will be soo much fun. And all those goodies you are going to get… DANG!! Are you looking to join in?? Either in person or online, you will want to check this post so that you…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Prizes,  Stamp Camp/class

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is ALL the information on April’s Butterfly Birthday Bash. Ohh where do I start?? Well, first this is an in person (limited) AND online event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, starting in person 9 am (central), the first live at 10:30am (central) with the second at about 2pm (central). Need more information? Okay, I am going to be honest with you. This is my way of celebrating my upcoming birthday. The best way I know how. CRAFTING of course! And using all of my favorite things. Butterflies, purple and projects too! No not everything is going to be purple, BUT we will be…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Pages, Journals and Books

    Strong and Beautiful Journal Cover

    Strong and Beautiful Journal For today I want to create a Strong and Beautiful Journal cover. Do you journal?? I had a friend ask me to come and help create some ideas to help her customers with personalizing their planners, journals and lists. Here is my favorite! You know that Butterflies would be a must. And of course there would be purple. Why?? Because it is for me.. I actually have a journal, did not use it until I added a few things to it. Why?? because it was a BLANK piece of white paper. Where do you start?? It actually was a little intimidating to me. Yeah, right… I…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap from January and more.

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap Last Month for the Inky Whisper Sisters swap I wanted everyone to know … That they are Amazing!! I knew that this card would not only fit the swap idea, but would also cheer up someone that just might need it! Stamparatus made quick work… The lined up edge and stamping went quick using the Stamparatus. This amazing tool makes it look the same EVERY time. Just to help you out… You will want to just two slots each time. TIP: The two stamps that I used here are smaller. Meaning, that using a full sized ink pad gets kinda messy. You may just want to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Strong and Beautiful for positive thoughts.

    Have you taken a look at the Strong and Beautiful stamp set? If not, you NEED to take a look, even a second look! This set is full of positive speak as I like to call it, you are like a diamond… you are unstoppable… you are loved… well take a look! Packed full, right? Are you in need of some positive and empowering words? There are times for me when I sure do! This is one of those weeks … here is what I do. Yes, I create and yes, I share it. Because you never know who else might need to hear it! This little cutie is from…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Tags of Thanks using So Sentimental Bundle

    Tags of Thanks With needing to send out some catalogs and prizes the So Sentimental bundle will make the perfect Tags of Thanks. Add in a few pieces of bling, a few flowers and of course butterflies!! What would you have added?? Funny how just adding a couple things different they all kinda change. I would even change the orientation of the base piece. Change up the layers too. You can follow along step by step with the facebook live. I am sorry this one has not been uploaded to youtube. I will work on that. Are you already a subscriber to my YouTube channel. Do you want to be…

  • Technique

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! I do not know how many of you know, but my mom is an artist. Serious, I have paintings of hers in my house. AMAZING!! She has done several mixed media, sculptures and others. I bet you are guessing that is where my “art-ability” comes from? I hate to admit, out loud, it took me over 30 years to find it! So you can see why, just a “simple” card for my mom… will NOT do! Let’s start with the pieces… Using several punches for this card. The small bloom punch from the 2020 Annual Catalog. However at the moment I do not have…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  It Started with...

    April It Started with …

    Here is where I left you yesterday… I am going to be SUPER honest…. Truly, I was stumped! I know it was a crazy day yesterday. I spent most of the day on the computer. However, I learned a bunch of new things!! After all was said and done, I was tired and overwhelmed. Could that have been it?? Apparently NOT! This sign was sitting in front of me for at least a week…. not one idea. Where was my mojo hiding?? I headed back to the craft table and pulled out the Stampin’ Blends. That was certainly working. hummm Wait until you see!! Paula, you have no idea how…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2 of 3 from Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    Loving the colors together!! This happy accident color combo is Cajun Craze and Grapefruit Grove. I think you will love it too! The Dandelion Wishes – 146847 stamp set, yes a favorite! With all the stamping in Craft Whisper White. However, the butterfly just completes the card. Not just because I LOVE BUTTERFLIES, really! It helped to lighten up the front. Where did that butterfly come from?? The Butterfly Beauty Dies -148536, of course. The very best part is there are 4 of those little butterflies! One run through the machine and all four are ready for your four cards! Making the centers shine with the Champagne Rhinestones. Completing the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    1/11 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Emmerson!! My niece is celebrating her birthday today and asked for a “pop up” card. Yes, she sure is my niece! I am thinking this is not what she was thinking of, but Pop Up it sure is! Do you see that NEW and FREE DSP?? Lily Impressions is what it is called and yes FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50. And if you check out my video, I am sure you can find SOMETHING that you can NOT live without!?!Hahaha All these butterflies are usually all connected. Prior to going live I fussy cut them all so we would have more time to see more of…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Stamp Camp/class

    Perennial Birthday Folder

    Here is the second project from Girls Night. Do you have a tough time keeping track of birthday?? I sure do. Yes, there are apps for that and yes there are calender’s for that … BUT.. This is just so much more FUN!! This PDF will be included with the Talented Tutorial Team bundle for all purchases made over $40. WoooHooo!! However, I will admit that the months are from a retired set. (yes, sadly, and I am sorry). In addition to the retired months, the “lined” paper is not cardstock. Wanting to be able to add to the backside. I love the front though. My favorites butterflies in Crumb…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Pillow Gift

    When I came back from CenterStage… more Sunday on that. This little bag was overflowing with Butterflies. Does this girl know me or what?? She is know by several nicknames, but Paula you are the best! As my unofficial secretary, paper pumpkin police AND my friend, we have so much fun together. And to think that she almost did not come to the second class. WOW, that would have been soo sad, especially for me. My sweet friend I love you back and am grateful you were brave and tried again! You will have to ask her the story. No she did not make the scarf, but she sure made…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Construction update and MORE!

    Houston, we have insulation AND drywall. WooooHooo!! Two full sheets left too…HUMMMM, where can I put that?? Mudding has started too! I will leave that for the next Post. The Chickens say… bring on the fall weather!! The girls sure have been much happier with the cooler temperatures. However, this Sassafras is a reminder of what is to come. They are the first to turn color here. Pretty against all the green, BUT!! This poor butterfly/moth was not “feeling” the cooler temperatures. Joe brought her in for a warm up and an orange snack. Lastly, I NEEDED to take advantage of the tools being out!! I can not wait to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Day gift tags w/video

    Ohhh, what a fun day in the studio today!! Any day that I can get in the coloring tent is a GREAT day!! However, I discovered that I really need a few new Stampin’ Blends! No, I do not only have purple, but…. Here is a shopping list of what you need to grab before you watch the video… One full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Trimmer Coordinating Stampin’ Blends Coordinating/Complimentary Ink Ribbon to match Trio Punch (146320) Some DSP to match. Additionally the measurements are… 4 1/4 x 11 then cut to 3 x 4 1/4. Grab your supplies here is the step by step video.. Need…

  • Pages, Journals and Books

    Pocket of…

    Super excited to share my first Scrapbook Page!! It is a 12 x 12 page and the subjects… Well, to say the least they are just tooo cute!! Here is what I used first: Whisper White 12 x 12 (144239) Hand-Lettered Prose Dies (149550) Pocket Die (143750) Beauty Abounds (148726) Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) Sparkle Glimmer Paper (146957) Blueberry Bushel 1/8 inch Grossgrain Ribbon (146950) Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch Ink I would like to introduce you too Adderly (left) and Emmersen (right) my cute nieces. I am grateful to Mindy, my sister, for permission to share this page and future pages with you! You know I am…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Floating card w/Roots

    Soooo, no one could figure out what was missing from Sunday’s card…. shame shame, haha. There were actually a couple of butterflies missing…. The bottom three were on the first card. The top right, is on this card… Wonder where the fifth one will be?? Ohhh, I bet you want to see the card?? Using again the Rooted in Nature (148217) with coordinating die, Nature’s Roots (146341). Stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. Giving the same sentiment a different look using the Timeless Label punch (149516). You guys know that I am a lover of dimensionals, BUT dang this had about a million of them. Each leaf and log…

  • In-Colors

    Pretty Peacock and Butterfly Beauty

    Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? If not, I am grateful to have you reading my blog, and having you as a friend!! This past, present and future set of Butterflies is so you know that you will always be part of my story! And I am forever grateful! Not a typical color selection for me… but that Reversible Ribbon (149496) was crying on my shelf. Pretty Peacock and the Old Olive vellum (149101) turned out so pretty on Coffee and Cards on Saturday and matched that poor ribbon. Pool Party is the layer and card base, Using a sponge and Pretty Peacock ink for the…