• Happy Birthday

    Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card, Brilliant Wings.

    Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card Here you go, Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card. Ohh, come on you are not surprised are you?? If so, here is the thing. There is a story about a butterfly from when Joe and I first started dating. If you do not know about that story, you will have to ask me. Anyway, I used the Brilliant Wings dies and Enjoy the Moment for the sentiments. I thought that the font was PERFECT. Grunged up all the edges, the ripped and even the butterfly too. The DSP is from the host pack, Pattern Party. I love this pack. Lots of Black and White patterns. I used the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby.

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby Today I wish to say… Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby, Joe. As all married couples we have had tough times. However we have had some GREAT times too. I am happy to say that YES, there have been more great times! Sweetie, Happy Birthday! Guys, he made me promise that I would not have any big fan fair. That means no parties, not card requests and NO cake. What the HECK. Well, he did not say I could not say anything here… haha. I know you join me in wishing him a wonderful day. Check back tomorrow for his birthday card. Hugs and…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Another October week on the Homestead

    Another October week on the Homestead Here we are another October week on the Homestead. It was a good haul in the egg department. The girls have been laying all kinds of beautiful colored eggs. There are dark brown, medium brown light brown, white, green and one blue. Here in Northern Indiana the temperatures have started to drop. So there are a few succulents that needed to come inside. However, that was not all. The two hibiscus trees too. Thankfully the plant lights were ready to be turned on with a quick tap on the app. Next up is.. I added to my succulents this year. Which means more plants…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    Second October Girl’s Night card, using Penguin Place.

    Second October Girl’s Night Here is the cutest second October Girl’s Night card, I think to date! Ohh, these penguins are just so stinkin’ cute. Yes, there is three, wait for the story… the one down in front was the original sample. The top left was supposed to be the online changed up one. However, with the change in orientation I messed up stamping the inside piece. Hey, it happens, right! No one wanted to see that inside go to the bits n pieces container so we made a third one. All of these added something which each addition. Can you see the adds? Let’s read it down by card……

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    First October Girl’s Night card, using Forever Greenery

    First October Girl’s Night Here is the first October Girl’s Night card. Using fall colors and Forever Greenery stamp set. To recreate this beauty you will need Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks. The original sample is on the right. The card on the left was the recreation for our online class. You guys know how I love to change things up! This is a closer look at the online version. We added a loop of Linen Thread under our punched out sentiment. Additionally we shifted the card to a tall version. I have to admit that I love this version. Not only because of the…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    October Ding Dong Ditch reminder

    Just a quick reminder to get on my list for the October Ding Dong Ditch. Check the full post here. This one has LOADS of options too. As the month is already winding down… Sign up closes for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack ends on Saturday, October 30. Get all the information here. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Can you believe it is FINALLY here! Flash Sale!

    Can you believe it is FINALLY here…. I know it has only been a couple day, but Can you believe it is FINALLY here? The one day sale of all sales. 15% off stamps. No matter how big or small the order! Here is another thing to think about… it applies to Starter kits too! Seriously, any of the 80 stamp sets on the below list. that could be an extra stamp set when your purchase $100. Hummm, is t that how much the starter kit costs? So on Wednesday, not only do you get an extra $25 ($125 total product). If your purchase from this list you can add…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New Sister and of course kitties being kitties.

    New Sister and of course kitties. A New Sister and of course kitties. I am super excited to share that Betty has joined the Inky Whisper Sisters. Saturday was her very first team meeting. Welcome and Congratulations sweetie. We look forward to a lot of Shenanigans! This week has been full of kitties. The cooler temperatures have changed the napping locations. In addition to that leaving my bag from class last week and now become amother napping location. Clyde claimed to want to help with FB post. However decided he was comfy and sleepy (first photo). Big News The last photos is Logan helping me feed Junior. I was so…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class

    You must know a few things to keep in mind.

    You must know a few things You must know a few things, that I think might be important. As one procrastinator to I hope not another. I want to make a few things easier for you this upcoming season. Paper Pumpkin is a great option. The November kit is geared towards treats or tags. However, I can promise you that I will be using a few for cards. Sooo, with that being said cards with this cute snowman is a must!! There are three different designs and three of each. That is nice super easy, and ohhh so dang cute cards. Deadline for this is November 10. Sign up here.…

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

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack 20 cards with extras.

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Here is what you have been waiting for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. In today’s post you will find out ALL that you get, need to know and when. I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering a choice. Yes, you know that I like to give choices. However, lets talk about the basics. The in person event is at the Flutter by Studio on Saturday November 20, starting at 1 pm central time. The online event will be Wednesday November 24 at 6:30 pm (facebook live). I will supply all the parts and pieces for 20 cards. Yes, there will be PDF ($10 if you just want to get the…

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

    Cute Halloween Treat idea using an old 3D Thursday.

    Cute Halloween Treat idea Ohh Sooo, Cute Halloween Treat idea from a 3D Thursday tutorial. In case you missed this one here is the link for the tutorial. I have done up a few of these now. I want to tell you it really is super easy. And it really can be for ANYTHING!! The inside is a lot larger then you would think. With that being said however, it is not big enough for a gift card. It does however hold A LOT of candy, lip balm fits, Tic Tac’s and Stampin’ Spots too. Now, tell me what you think about using Flirty Flamingo for Halloween?? I was not…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties, need Wood and Decor on the homestead.

    Kitties, need Wood and Decor Starting with this one, even with the reflection, Kitties need Wood and Decor. I just got done doing a live and had to take the picture. Cuddle has not been up in the Treehouse for some time. I am happy to see that she has been spending more time up there as of late. No she is not pregnant, fixed in June. I believe that she is fighting come inside. We will see in time. Yes, she comes in for the overnight, however out during the day. Even still they run run run and then this….. just plain POOPED out. It sure is funny to…

  • Prizes

    The Winners of a Sensational Sale-a-Bration.

    The Winners of a Sensational Sale-a- Bration I am so excited to share the two monthly Winners of a Sensational Sale-a-Bration. Our Grand Prize winner has not yet gotten her prize. You know that I will sure share that happy smiling face as soon as I get it. Let’s start off with the August winner… Say hello and congratulations to Janice. I was so excited when her name came up on the “wheel of names”. She had this bundle on her wish list. Congratulations to you sweetie! Here is our September winner. Say hello and congratulations to Sherri. She was soo surprised when I popped by to bring her her…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Big Shopping possibilities starting on Wednesday…

    Big Shopping possibilities starting I know, I know with all that is going on a Big Shopping possibilities starting is some great news! The clearance rack is getting refreshed. However that is not all! There is a new kit from the Kit Collection that you WILL NOT want to miss out on! Here is a peek at the Kit and there is a fun add on too! These great treat bags! I love the holiday theme on the bags don’t you! So cute! Here is the new shopping link to make it easier.. link Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room

    End of World Cardmaking Day, so much fun!

    End of World Cardmaking Day Thank you to those that were able to stop by, make a card, hangout, have snacks and enjoy all that was today! I am grateful for the time we get together. I am also grateful for the common interest that we all share. Tonight I am honored by the love you give me EVERY time we are together. Thank you! I look forward to our next day of shenanigans! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    October Ding Dong Ditch, here we go…

    October Ding Dong Ditch I can NOT believe we are ready for the October Ding Dong Ditch already. HOLY COW. I have loads of options this month too!! This month is featuring the Painted Season Suite of products. I did this as a display for a Stampin’ Up! event and fell in love!! Here is all the information. Okay, here is where things get started. Your basic Ding Dong Ditch, Painted Christmas DSP, cardstock and ribbon. All for $19 which also included PDF instructions for four card ideas. Shipping to you is additional. You can add on ($26) the Christmas to Remember Stamp set, which is used on EVERY card.…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration, two inspiration ideas.

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration Ohhh, my goodness, Last day for Sale-a-Bration and the Summer Shadows dies. Both of the card ideas in this post are from August’s Mystery Card Night. I would love for you to join us on Friday October 8th for the next one. I have a facebook group called Mystery Card Night and Games (<<== link). Anyway, the stamped flowers are from Shaded Summer, remember it was a Ding Dong Ditch featured stamp set. The Flower and vellum leaves that are the center piece of this card are from the Sale-a-Bration dies. They are FREE with a $100. Yes, you heard right. FREE one of my favorite…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip to Michigan.

    Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip This week is all about Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip to Michigan for me. Up first is Fall decorations. Joe was home this time. He was shocked how quick it all comes together. I was short a few things that needed to be picked up later in the week. However, that was put on the back burner due to my pending trip. Here is the last thing that I did. Grabbing one of the oak rounds that Joe cut several weeks ago. Needing a riser for is I grabbed one of the shorter limbs that I cut a couple weeks ago. That is where it…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Technique

    Need a reason to get September Ding Dong Ditch??

    get September Ding Dong Ditch Are you needing another reason to get September Ding Dong Ditch?? Well, you are in luck here is a beauty!! You will need the Beauty of Friendship bundle. A few other things too, Water Painters, Watercolor Paper and the Soft Pastels. I have been asked to share a few watercolor technique ideas. I had the Soft Pastels but have not had a chance to play with them until this live. So much fun!! Which would like to make?? The first to me is the summer version. The second could be either Spring or Fall. hummm, I am going to got with Fall. I have to…

  • 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…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Paper Pumpkin

    October Paper Pumpkin Peek, this is all cards.

    October Paper Pumpkin Peek This is your October Paper Pumpkin Peek. If you need a crafty subscription box in your life, this is the place. Included in each box is all the parts and pieces to create the cards as intended. In addition to cardstock pieces, there is adhesive, ink and stamps. Also there could be embellishments or ribbon too. Just remember, all inclusive. Are you needing to get a jump start on your Christmas cards?? Here is a way to get 10 cards, two different designs. Yes, you can get more than one box. You can get as many as you wish. Each box is shipped direct to you…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor

    Happy 3D Thursday everyone, Happy Fall idea.

    Happy 3D Thursday everyone I am super excited Happy 3D Thursday everyone! Excited also to share this Fun Fall sign idea. I love fall and all that it means. Change of season, fall leaves, jeans and T-Shirts even a flannel. I especially get excited to decorate. Why because I love the fall colors. Those jewel tones of Red, Orange and dark Green. How about today’s Project?? If you have been with me awhile. You know that I typically start my decorating with the cabinet in the kitchen or the fireplace. This little cutie is going on the cabinet in the kitchen. No it is not huge and it does not…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Hamscher Homestead the Kitties, lazy kitties.

    Hamscher Homestead the Kitties Ohh lazy, Hamscher Homestead the kitties. I have to say it was a quiet week here on the homestead. See the lazy snuggles that Clyde was in on with Cuddles. Clyde has also decided that he needs snuggles from me every night before dinner. No, it does not matter what I am doing. My lap is where he pushes to be. No, I am not complaining! I had to share this one. Mr. Bigglesworth has been one not to interact with the kittens. Donnie, has been pushes ever so slightly. He has been patient and slowly working on him. Well last week I would say Donnie…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Mystery Card Night

    September Mystery Card Night, there is still time.

    September Mystery Card Night Ohh, you still have time to get some great 3D project ideas with the September Mystery Card Night. You will need to head on over to the Mystery Card Night and Games group over on facebook. All the measurements and videos are available there. Catch the replay and you can still get in on the last prize. What is that for?? It is for a prize from my stash. You get it by adding your completed projects to the sharing post. I can not wait to see what you come up with. Questions?? As always reach out and I will be happy to help!! Hugs and…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Eggs, Chickens and Flowers of course this week.

    Eggs, Chickens and Flowers Another week full of Eggs, Chickens and Flowers of course!! Check out the new green eggs that I have started to get. Holy Cow, is what I said when I found them. I know it it kinda tough to see how dark they are here. I will have to put them with a regular green so that you can really tell. More came today. Yes, it is exciting. Can you believe it, the newest chicks are two months old already. I know it is kinda tough to see all four of them. However, they were BUSY checking out the big pen area on Saturday. NO the…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Our August Prize Winner, Congratulations too..

    Our August Prize Winner I am so excited to announce Our August Prize Winner, Janice. Sweetie you have an amazing prize that awaits you!! Yes, the August Prize bundle which is called Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. This stamp set and die cut bundle now has your name on it. I can not wait to see what you make with this beautiful bundle. Huge Congratulations!! Here is a little reminder to everyone else. The next drawing is for the Christmas to Remember bundle. This one will be done on World Cardmaking day. When is that?? It is Saturday, October 2. Wanna know what else is happening on that day?? It will…

  • Fairs / Events

    Fall 2021 Stampin’ Bingo night is set, wanna join us??

    Fall 2021 Stampin’ Bingo I am sooo EXCITED for Fall 2021 Stampin’ Bingo. Mark your calendar foe Saturday, September 25. We will begin at 5:30 central time. This is an in-person AND online event. Which will you choose? Cost is $35.00 Keep in mind shipping is not included. The goodie bag alone is valued over $20. Now let’s talk prizes, YES there will be prizes. Three cards, three games of Bingo and laughs, shenanigans and silliness. Yes, I can promise all of these things. Questions, contact me! If you attended the Winter Bingo comment and remind everyone how much fun you had! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • blog hop,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  It Started with...

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday – Design Team Blog Hop

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday Welcome everyone!! I am so very excited to be part of this amazing Design Team! Wasn’t Sarah’s project so fun!! I can not wait to try it myself. For today the Jam Jar 3D Thursday Blog Hop. These jam jars are so versatile. They can be for ANY holiday, ANY occasion and include ANYTHING inside. Okay, not anything, but anything that fits of course. Alright, Alright, I know not everyone likes Halloween or Black Cats as far as that goes. However, Halloween is coming and she is so pretty. How about a pumpkin option?? Pretty much all the same ideas. Grab your Double Oval punch and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  It Started with...

    It Started With Facebook Live, first Wednesday.

    It Started With Facebook Live I would love for you to join me Wednesday nights for It Started With Facebook Live. We start at 6:30 central time and it is always a fun time. For the first Wednesday in August we made the above. The Painted Christmas Suite ( bundle 1, bundle 2 and DSP) does not disappoint. I will say that the die cuts really are amazing. These two layers and add a few pine cones and boom. No need for DSP on this one. However, the Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper is awesome. Especially once you figure out that you need to cut it from the top. Yes,…