• 3D Thursday

    Rick’s Waves of the Ocean for 3D Thursday.

    Rick’s Waves of the Ocean Here we are once again, however it is Rick’s Waves of the Ocean for this weeks FREE tutorial!! Have you been taking advantage of these awesome ideas?? I know I have done several in the last few months. I love how they are STEP-BY-STEP!! All you need to do is follow along and it turns out each time!! Have you taken a look at this Waves of the Ocean Collection?? You have not?? Well let me just say you are missing out!! The Stamp and dies bundle are going to be in the upcoming annual catalog. So a sneak peek, which is ALWAYS fun!! Let…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Phew it’s been busy here on the Homestead

    Phew it’s been busy Ohh man, Phew it’s been busy here on the homestead and over at my parents house too. So Penelope has FINALLY decided that she needs to start visiting the craft room again. I was super happy to have her join me earlier in the week. You know that I love my kitty Snoopervisors! Ohhh and let’s talk eggs. The girls have really ramped up production. If you are local to me, I have fresh eggs. I have dozens of eggs. All are clean and beautifully colored. Contact me for further information. The later part of my week was spent out in Illinois. Dad has work done…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    May Mystery Card Night. Chickens and Sheep.

    May Mystery Card Night Did you miss May Mystery Card Night?? Well, the June event is coming up on Friday! However, you will want to be sure to join in ASAP because the theme clues start to post on Wednesday evening. I would love for you to join us!! Here is the link to my Facebook group, Mystery Card Night and Games. Here is a peek at one of the cards that we did last month. Yes, one. We usually do at least two. We work them together. I give you measurements Thursday. The day before our live on Friday night. This event is FREE!! Yup, that is correct. You…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative Sending Hearts

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative For our First of January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative ideas. Paper Pumpkin shared this submission with everyone on their page last week.. What an honor and I wanted to be sure to share with you here too. I did add a few things to this. The little envelope is from the Snail Mail dies and ALL those hearts are from the Stitched Be Mine dies. I wanted to be sure to share that you can fold this up!! Yes it fits in a regular envelope. However, I did not get to play with the add-on until the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club live. I posed this question…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Culver Class Punch Party with Postage punch

    Culver Class Punch Party The Culver Class with Punch Party stamp set was a hit. You see in January we decided to work on Birthday cards. You ALWAYS need those. This color combo that I was not sure I would like worked out!! Dontcha think?? This Rococo Rose card base and layer. Then just a sprinkle of Flirty Flamingo. Lastly a single rhinestone. Did you miss the Punch Party stamp set in the catalog?? Well, the Punch Party stamp is in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and is available when you host a party OR have an order over $300. Not sure about this set? Check out this post from earlier in…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    All things Whisper White and what is to come…

    All things Whisper White… In case you were not aware, all things Whisper White (or WW) will be changing. I know, I know, I do not use a tone of things Whisper White. However, I know some that do. The Whisper White as we know it, is changing. What is available is all that we have. Need an idea of all the items that will be changing?? Here is a list… WW 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302) Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710) WW Note Cards & Envelopes (131527) Envelopes WW 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) (145829) WW 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Sad looking Hamscher Homestead, just sad!

    Sad looking Hamscher Homestead Things are really sad looking at the Hamscher Homestead, right??? Guys it is the 14th. This is the only decorations that I have up so far. Usually things are all decked out. I know I go a little Christmas Crazy, but this is just a drastic opposite for me!! YIKES!! So every year the VERY first thing that comes out is Mooch’s Christmas chair. You can see it in the background of this photo. I actually have only seen him on it once in three days. Which makes me sad actually. But maybe it is because he is waiting for all the rest of the crazy…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch for Christmas.

    Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch These cute Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch card ideas are going to make you fall in love with your scraps!! Yes, I said scraps. You know those 1/2 inch pieces. that I ALWAYS, toss in the garbage. I hear you cheering. Not that I don’t love those pieces, but …. YOU can not save everything!! Anyway, back to these ornaments. First, the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack is HALF price!! HOLY COW!! There is also a bundle. Which includes stamp set, punch set and DSP pack you can check out here. Different DSP pack than what I used for either of the cards listed here. To make each…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share

    2021 Mini Paper Share, Jan-June catalog.

    2021 Mini Paper Share Here is all the information on the 2022 Mini Paper Share. There are two this time. First is all the “regular” DSP. Second is all the “ specialty” papers. “Regular” Paper Share. You will get a 6 x 6 piece of EACH and EVERY sheet in the pack. In this Share there are 8 different packs. This is mailable, extra shipping applies. 96 sheets total. All labeled and organized for $27. True Love Hydrangea Hill Dandy Garden Fine Art Floral Sand & Sea Ice Cream Corner Snail Mail Well Suited “Specialty” Paper Share. This option is foils, acetate, and pearl. Again, you will get a 6…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    DSP Curvy Merry Christmas for the library.

    DSP Curvy Merry Christmas Did you see all these DSP Curvy Merry Christmas papers?? The colors include Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. There are 8 different patterns. You see only two here. Now this Classic Christmas DSP is not in any catalog. This is an online only item. Although, this is true of the Curvy Christmas stamp set also. However, I also used these two items for these cards here. I am not sure about you, but I do love the traditional colors of this card. A deeper hew I know. Ohh, I know that Sahara Sand is different. I think that is why I like it. How…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Mom are you done yet?? Mooch needs attention.

    Mom are you done yet?? Mooch has been trying to tell me… Mom are you done yet?? He has been super patient, but last time I went past he chirped at me. Apparently, he wants to watch TV with me. However, guys I have been working in the craft room ALL afternoon and evening. First I have been working on the Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party. Second, I did a few posts for a party. Lastly, all the information for the Jan-June Paper Share. Although you will want to check out those things coming your way later this week. I look forward to sharing all these things!! I am going…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Mystery Card Night,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Year-End Clearance Rack and MUCH more..

    Year- End Clearance Rack has begun… Ohhh, man so many things at a reduced price, have you gotten what you want?? You will not want to wait. Really, there are things that are already not orderable. Here is the shop link. If you need help or assistance please let me know. All the items that are in this sale are from the Aug – Dec Mini. There are even items that are 50% off. Happy Hunting, here is the link to the price list. In case you are interested in what is still going to be available. Here is that link. Keep in mind there are two tabs there. One…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Homestead Birds Craft room update and reminder.

    Homestead Birds Craft room updates… Thankful for all the Homestead Birds and Craft room updates to share with you today!! There is at least one cardinal couple that I have seen already. I do enjoy the birds. The kitties enjoy the entertainment as well. YES, the birds are safe. Not even Junior is a bird eater. Thankful for that!! Can you see him?? Look for the Red head. That is one of our usual Woodpeckers. I have to look him up and see what the female looks like. A new woodpecker that stopped by. I am thinking it just might be this ones wife. However, Who knows…. Junior and I…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Card Gift Wrapped alternative colors.

    Card Gift Wrapped Alternative colors. A Card Gift Wrapped alternative in different colors. Yes, even “tied” with a bow. The Gift Wrapped bundle includes stamp set and punch bundle. This fun Magenta Madness and Just Jade card was for the library last month. Okay, it is in no way, shape or form a traditional one. However, why not have a fun card or two. The ladies loved it. Completely different. I hear you groan about bows, so here is way to put a bow on ANYTHING without having to tie it. And yes, this can be added to any card. The ruffle look is just one of the stamps that…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    December Ding Dong Ditch, Class to go.

    December Ding Dong Ditch For the December Ding Dong Ditch this month. Here is the break down… And you know you want to find out!! haha Option 1 When you make a purchase of $25 worth of product you will get the supplies for 4 cards (2 each of 2 different designs). Plus I will theme them after a typical “Girl’s Night” card. Yes, Happy Birthday t will be. Might I add that if you like the option below… and do the add on. You will get the supplies for these cards also! Win, Win I would say!! Option 2 You will get a 1/4 pack of this DSP (Forever…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Best way Spread Christmas Cheer, Singing loudly.

    Best way Spread Christmas Cheer. Did you know the Best way Spread Christmas Cheer was to sing loud for all the hear?? haha. No peaking, what movie is that from?? Comment below for a change to win a prize from my prize stash. No using google or another thing, just your brain!! Anyway, this quick card using Plaid Tidings DSP and you could get 4 cards out of one sheet. This DSP pack is a 6 x 6 pack. The Christmas Means More stamp set has a few fun sentiments. This was was a fun card that we did at the library last month. When picking all the colors to…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor

    Wood Ornament Sneak Peak at the Studio

    Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak This little Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak at the Studio too. First, the ornament. Have you wondered about those little wood “cookies”? I ordered 30 of them, with not much of a plan, but then it hit me. The Wreath Builder?? I wonder?? I grabbed some scrap and cut one out. You bet, it sure did fit!! I added a second layer. Yes, two different colors. This one is Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. There was also Shaded Spruce and Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Although, I even did a Shaded Spruce and Shade Spruce. The wreath builder is even a bundle, Arrange a…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Tis the Season Tags, all three with scraps.

    Tis the Season Tags Check out these three Tis the Season Tags. Perfect for book marks too!! Here is a sampling of six of the 12 patterns that you get in this ‘Tis the Season DSP pack. A few items from the Coordinating Wishes & Wonder Bundle. But of course my favorite part is…. The Ribbon!! This multi pack ribbon is just what you need for tags. A large Shaded Spruce which is a whole inch wide. Then the Gold Cord for keeping it put. I have to say that the Gold Cord that was looped through the middle tag is my favorite!! You have the to from and a…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Lots coming your way this week and next month.

    Lots coming your way. There are a few okay, Lots coming your way that you can look forward too! Tomorrow you will get all the information, and I think you will be excited! Two amazing options. And yes there are options. Always options!! Dare to take a guess?? If you guess before 2 central time. I will give you your guess for FREE!! And I mean a specific guess. Product name, items included, etc. Ohh come on take a chance, GUESS. Seriously!! Good Luck to you!! Reminder COMMENT below your guess before 2pm central time. Ohh how exciting! You will be able to order the Mini Cut & Emboss as…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Thanksgiving breakdown and Kitty wants attention

    Thanksgiving Breakdown and Kitty How about a Thanksgiving Breakdown and Kitty. Starting the night before with the drying of the bread. I was thinking for a second about making my own bread. Yes, just a second. I think I originally was thinking I would feel better then I actually did. Starting off the day with how we would end the day. Pies. I know how do two people need two pies. Well, I love Pumpkin and Joe loves Apple. So two pies. The pumpkin was cut and big part of it went into the freezer. You guys saw the crazy smoke here, right?? Adding to the lineup, mashed potatoes, green…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Curvy Christmas and Dies, three different colors.

    Curvy Christmas and Dies Have you checked out this Curvy Christmas and dies?? How about the fun Curvy bundle?? Well, I did a Facebook live. Which one?? The card on the top, here. This set was sooo fun…. I could not stop. Using each of the three different DSP colors. The same patterns in Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. Plus, of course, Whisper White. Hold on to your hat, because you can use these stamps either straight OR curve them to match the curve in the dies. WOOOOHOO! All of the stamps in the set are photopolymer, those are the ones that you can see through. That means…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    November 2020 Gift Book an Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    November 2020 Gift Book. I would like to share a November 2020 Gift Book that we created over on the Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club. First, you will see all these pieces that you get in the November 2020 Jolly Gingerbread kit. I have used the little gingerbread houses for gift card holders, gift tags, and great little treat holders. All of these ideas with just the bits and pieces included. Now let’s talk about adding a few things. This idea we created today. I have been wanting to create a book like this, but kept chickening out. Yeah, really!! Well, here is where we begin. Colors, of course. Each…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Prizes,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Merry and Bright Extended, plus ordering specials.

    Merry and Bright extended… Holy Cow, have you heard?? The Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza has been extended one more day! We’re you sad because you thought you missed out? You are one lucky duck! Remember that the sale is 10% off most items in the annual catalog… check this post for the excluded items. Ready to hear about this weekends specials? Yes, I am offering a few ordering specials. These specials go from November 25 through end of day December 1. All you need to do is order from your list and get some goodies. OR join us for our Paper Pumpkin fun. I am excited to be able…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Nothing going on here, weird week.

    Nothing going on here. Well, what a week it has been, nothing going on here. However, this next week promises to be a full one. This sinus infection really knocked me out. Medicine I think … finally… kicked in. I know that things have been weird this week. Even with all the weirdness the far wall has been primed and Joe has a little work to do at one of the lights. A little too much fill. He removed the window frames today. Once the ceiling is painted moving on to the new color. What a mess, right?? Yes, this is a real mess. This is a photo taken tonight.…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Whole lot of Homestead going on.

    Whole lot of Homestead. You know that there is always a whole lot of Homestead going on each week. However this week… DANG!! Joe is home and I am still in the kitchen typing up this post. How do you like my view?? This Cleveland Pear looked like it was on fire about a day later. I really do love fall and all the colors. You can see the “big” Willow in the background. It is down by the pond and still green, but not too many leaves are left on it. Yes, the pond is super low. It was this low back 11 years ago. They following spring is…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia I do love this So Saffron Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia. How about you?? The Poinsettia Place Suite has several amazing pieces. I have to say that I really want to NEED to play with the Plush Poinsettia paper. That paper is flocked and white. Soo pretty!! ANYWAY, back to the card. Taking my colors for this was another story, kinda. The Early Espresso is on the color list. However the So Saffron is not. How did I get to using it?? Well, it is just a lighter version on Bumblebee. Which is on the list. The background color of this sheet really looked like a perfect…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Coffee Cats Window Joe, ohhh NO!

    Coffee Cats Window and Joe I know I am a day late, but… Didn’t you love that hop!! Missed it?? OHHH no, click here. Today is about Coffee, Cats, Window, Joe’s incident with the Tractor. I am super excited to share that now “Junior” only wants to eat on the bench. Joe usually sits on the concrete with him. Well, he has moved up in the world. haha. I like that he is hoping up on the bench even before I am done scooping the food. YEAH!! White Sox has decided that he can lay in the treehouse. That was actually Gabby’s spot. And I know he misses her still.…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Sunflower Bits and Pieces container too!!

    Sunflower, Bits and Pieces… So you know that I have been trying to hit the Bits and Pieces container more often. This live was fun and as always filled with tips!! Here is what you will want to grab to recreate… Sunflower Bits and Pieces…. Sunflowers dies Jar Punch Harvest Hellos Celebration Labels dies When working from the Bits and Pieces there is going to be a hodge podge of things. But dang, this turned out too cute not to share, right?? Okay, we have done SEVERAL sunflower cards. Check this one, and this one. Do you collect sunflower seeds?? Do you use the flowers for the birds? I do…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    October Girl’s Night, the first card.

    October Girl’s Night On the first Friday of each month, you can come and make some birthday cards. October Girl’s Night was no exception. We crafted, talked and laughed too! This was the first of two cards that the girls made. We always have two designs and they made two of each design. I saw this layout somewhere and knew that I had to try it. To simple?? I think the technique that I added kept the ladies on their toes. The Country Home stamp set has the beautiful water jug. But where in the heck did I get that sentiment?? Well, I made it. You might want the Stamparatus…