• 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…

  • Team Meeting

    Team Meeting

    Looking for a discount?? Would you like to be able to get items before EVERYONE else?? Join us for this months Team meeting tonight, Thursday, at Christos in Plymouth. Although you do not need to attend this meeting to ask your questions! Call Me! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Subscribe and get FREE

    Did you know that when you do a prepaid subscription that you qualify for FREE items from Sale-a-Bration booklet? It is true!! Did you have a few items from Sale-a-Bration on your list?? A 6 month subscription gets you TWO (level 1 $50) or ONE (level 2 $100). Need help figuring this WHOLE thing out?? I can lead you in the right direction!! Let me help you! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • blog hop,  sneak peek

    Home Decor SU Style

    Join me Tuesday, January 21 for a Blog Hop that will give you bunches of home decor ideas! All include Stampin’ Up! Product! What is a blog hop you ask? I will post a home deco item and in my post I will have a link to another blog. That one has a home decor item and another link. You will “hop” from blog to blog until you make it back to me. It could be as many as 20 different Blogs. DANG, that is a lot of different ideas! WooooHoooo Working on my project already… see you tomorrow Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Bright orb, drive thru and lap cat

    Can someone please, remind me what that super bright thing is in the sky!! I sure wish I could see more of it. Wow, it sure was gray and gloomy. That day was a great walking day. I could actually feel my batteries recharging. Uugghh, shortly lived I am afraid. Fingers crossed tomorrow!! I know not the best picture. Thankful that the chickens have been locked up! This Red Shoulder Hawk has vacationed here before. Joe even saw her try to catch something from the pond. Today I was super worried! One of the chickens got out between my legs while I was feeding them. Phew, she hurried back in!…

  • Fairs / Events

    2020 Spring Stampin’ Bingo

    Did you see that I had a Stampin’ Bingo event?? Ohhh sooo much fun and the PRIZES!! Every prize was NEW from the 2020 Occasions catalog or Sale-a-Bration catalog. Everyone won at least two prizes! What you are seeing is the prizes all packed and waiting to be WON! The top photo and this photo include the Sale-a-Bration Lily Impressions (152284). This is FREE with a $50 product purchase. The sentiment used on all 5 prizes is from the Peaceful Poppies Suite (153938). Ohhh, that flower die above is too! The last prize was the BIG one! A Bundle! Yes, a bundle! The more people the more prizes! You will…

  • 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…

  • Girls Night,  Masculine Cards,  Technique

    Catch of the Day for Girl’s Night Birthday

    Let’s talk Girls Night! Making a Masculine Birthday and the Perennial Birthday “booklet”, which we will talk about tomorrow.. So much fun creating your own DSP (designer series paper). Here was the hardest part, what colors to pick? Hummmm. Finally settled on Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake. Each attendee was given a 4 by 11 sheet of Whisper White. Now, how to get started….. my suggestion is to start with the biggest image first! These are all pretty much the same, BUT I choose the “fish basket”, using Crumb Cake ink. Be sure to leave room you can ALWAYS add. The coastal Cabana and hat were next. Lastly,…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    New items…

    I was sooooo excited to read this!! You now can order cutting plates for your die cutting machine. I can add that to your next order. Are you as excited as me? WooooHoooo! Similarly, you can add the Embossing Folder Plate! Have not gotten any of the new 3D embossing folders, yet?? Ohhh, you will love them! However this plate is a MUST! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Snow and…

    A couple weeks ago we had a different kind of “kitty” up on the porch sniffing for food. Happy that we pick up the food dishes at night. But this Opossum apparently ventured out after the snow. On my walks this week I have been searching for all the different types of leaves. This Oak leaf is a new one to me. I was SUPER excited to find it. I wonder what I will find next time! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals


    Ohhhh, the extras during Sale-a-Bration!! Have you thought about making a little extra $$? Discounts, Have you thought about that yet?? Have you thought about finding things out first? How about the stamping Friends you could make?? Have you thought about all the bonuses my team members get?? I can help answers your questions.. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    1/4 Coffee and Cards – Lets Peak!

    Sooooo, after looking (and drooling) over all the new stamps, ribbon, rhinestones and DSP that I have “collected” so far. We used the new Hostess set for Sale-a-Bration “Little Ladybugs” (152384). I miss spoke in the video this morning your party total needs to be $300 to get this set. This morning I said $150. SORRY!! Wink of Stella to blend in the wing color! I colored the white sequins with the Highland Heather Dar Blend. Want to see how that Whisper White Ribbon was changed this way?? Check out the YouTube video! Or you can head over to the Facebook page and watch it there too! In addition to…

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

    Smile with a tissue…

    You can SMILE using the 2019-2021 In-Color DSP pack (149617) and the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118). I would like to brighten your day by walking you through how to make these super cute pocket tissue holders. I sure hope you love thee as much as I do. Wouldn’t a sick friend just love one of these?? Here is a reminder of the measurements and scores. Thick Whisper White 4 x 8, DSP 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 Score with 8″ (long) across the top 1/2 – 1 1/4 – 3 1/4 – 4 The pocket tissue pack just fits inside. No worries it will…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stampin’ Bingo SAB style

    Join me for a fun Sunday afternoon of Bingo and Stamping. Sunday, January 12 at 1pm central (Knox)/2pm eastern (Plymouth). We will be stamping cards and winning prizes. 5 games of bingo for prizes, but no one leaves empty handed. There are only 12 spots available so contact me right away to secure your spot. Last day to sign up is Jan 3. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Let’s Celebrate 2020

    Happy New Year!! I am still working on that Night Before Christmas (150437) DSP. Just like in Coffee and Cards on Saturday. Using up all that beautiful paper. Did you know that I do not have a Happy New Year stamp?? WHAT?? I know, right! But working a little bit of magic… Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618) has a “LET’S CELEBRATE YOU”. All you do is “mask” off the “you” and Ta-Duh! To be honest though all I did was ink only the two words I wanted. Easy enough, but took two tries. WIN But the “2020” was a different story. Pulled out the Make a Difference (146676) stamp set. Yes,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Christmas recap and Last warm day…

    Ohhhh looks good doesn’t it?? Well, Joe worked on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Our Christmas celebration was moved to Thursday night. Starting with this Roast that I know I should not have bought. However, you only live once, right? The carrots and potatoes where cooked in with that meat. Can you say YUMMMMM? After that we moved on to gifts. Joe and I decided only to do stocking stuffers. Yeah, that did not work to well. I did get a few things in my stocking. Joe had a pretty full one too. However, I thing this one is my favorite… Now if you do not know me… I am…

  • Challenges,  Happy Birthday

    Winter Birthday for a Challenge

    It was my Mom’s Birthday Saturday. shhhh, don’t tell her because she has not gotten her card yet. This card is doubling as this weeks Global Design Project challenge card. This challenge is for two weeks, due to the holidays. Not wanting to forget to get my entry in, this worked out perfect! The colors do make a perfect Christmas card, but Mom loves the evergreens. Remember the “Window”?? That is why it needed to be the Beautiful Boughs Dies (150661). Once again, adding the Ice Stampin’ Glitter and the Shimmer Crystal Effects. The ‘snow’ in the background is from the Peaceful Boughs (150541 b-153033) Stamp set or bundle is…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    12/28 Coffee and Cards

    Holy Cow that is a lot of cards!! Four full size and Six 3 x3, all from two 6 x 6 pieces of DSP (designer series paper). You would not know from this side, but this is Christmas DSP. The Night Before Christmas (150437) if full of stockings, Christmas trees and even reindeer. Combine that with Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp set (148618) and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (146667) and you got a bunch like this. Starting with the full size cards. Which do you like better?? The left, all lined up or the right, topsy tervy?? The other difference is that the Navy version does not have Linen Thread…

  • Paper Shar,  sneak peek

    2020 Paper Share

    There is still time to get in on this new catalog paper share… I will have catalogs available at Girls Night, January 3. If you will not be able to attend contact me for yours. That could be via mail or lets set up a time to get one to you! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor,  Technique

    Window using Peaceful Boughs

    Remember back in October when we were doing the remodel and I took advantage of Joe having tools out? No?? check here. Here is a second project that was constructed that day. The first, in case you forgot, is the “ladder” that is now in the bathroom, check here. This one measures about 12″ by 12″. The perfect size for any paper crafting project!! It started with a cardinal. In addition to the Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon, I paired it with the Burlap ribbon. Not using both, but layering one over the other. Using the perfect evergreen colors of Shaded Spruce and Garden Green. Using all three sprig dies…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Day after Christmas

    What a great way to start Christmas, baking! Joe is working soooo, it was a good breakfast and off to bed for him. Eggs, ham and still warm cinnamon rolls. I did let Joe pick which coffee cup he wanted this morning. Which do you think he choose?? Yeah, he choose the nice one… WHAT?? I am not naughty, well, okay, maybe just a little. My sister-in-law found a very yummy recipe. I knew that baking them for Christmas would be perfect!! Did not take too long either. Joe and I will be celebrating our Christmas on Thursday. Humm, I wonder what Santa is going to bring?? I hope everyone…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Merry Christmas 2019

    Mooch wanted to be the first one to wish you a Merry Christmas! He starts his Christmas with this chair. What do I mean?? When I moved in with all my boxes he was not sure what was going on. I moved in, in April. And then in November and I brought all these boxes up from the basement he started acting super weird. Both Joe and I noticed. Until this chair was put in place and the lights turned on. That is when he became the Christmas Kitty. During the winter months this chair is out and yes, plugged in, Thankfully he is one happy kitty. Here is another…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Christmas Eve on the Homestead

    If you know me… You know for sure I love to decorate for Christmas. This year I got a late start, BUT… Here is how it all turned out! From the foyer, top left, and to the kitchen table. The old wood, evergreens of all types, to the cardinals. It just helps to bring the outside in. Our Christmas tree in the family room, fireplace, the stocking are hung, but not in the picture, sorry. All doorways are adorn with evergreens. Remember, I try to decorate more for the season, so the snowmen will stay with us thru January and into February. Yes, I decorate the bathroom too! Lastly the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Home Decor

    12/22 Coffee and Cards Sunday??

    So much fun in such a little thing. We have played with the wood elements before, and YES, I do love them!! Sooo, many things that can be done with them! We have used them on the Fall Sampler, for a couple gift ideas, a card and now Christmas ornaments. Using Three different Stamp sets, bundles Christmas Gleaming – 153006 To Every Season – 153051 Peaceful Boughs – 153033 And adding a couple snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers – 143751. Yes, I really do have things on my table just begging to be used. The first four from coffee and cards… the top full snowflakes are also from the live……

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Happy Treats

    Fun treats with a bonus!! The bonus is the extra pair of gloves. The Treat is candy!! These super cute Snowmen are perfect for the nieces and nephews for just a small treat. ALL of the faces are different because just like a snowflake no snowman is exactly the same!! However, if you are not comfortable doing the mouth by hand, the trio punch has the perfect mouth size ovals. The Chalk marker is just one way to make the eyes, I chose to use the shimmer paint. I owe a huge thank you to my friend Selene, a stampin’ sister, for this SUPER CUTE idea! In addition to her…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  In-Colors

    Deck the Halls with Light

    The trio of paper lanterns for Christmas. The Christmas is Gleaming bundle (153006) is on low inventory (at time of post). So, I thought I would post quick. I have seen the lanterns in several shapes, I did triangles. Stitched Shape Circles for the two smaller and Nested Labels for the larger. Each uses a full sheet of cardstock, just the heights vary. All three decorated just slightly different. Colors are the same. I know you see the DSP and it is already no longer available, I am sorry! However, you could put a layer of Pretty Peacock that is embossed and add some frost shimmer paint on the raised…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  No Stamping??

    Treats with Night Before Christmas

    The Scalloped Tag Topper punch is perfect for “wrapping” treats. Have you tried it?? Using a strip of cardstock, punch both the top and bottom. You have a pretty top where you add a few pieces of DSP (Night Before Christmas- 150437) and DONE!! The truffle that I ended up putting inside did NOT want to stay put… I “created” a seat, if you will, for it. Scored all four sides and snipped one side (all four sides) to create the boxed seat. Ohh yeah and a circle die (Layering Circles-141705) in the middle. Dressed it up with a pretty bow (Cherry Cobbler Strip Ribbon-150439) and it is now ready…