• Fairs / Events,  In-Colors

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness with Pansy Petals DSP

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness I love Pansies, Little Extra Happiness and so much more about this card. Let’s start with the Pansy Petals DSP (patterned paper – there is a suite too). Both of these patterns come from that pack. The Bumblebee pattern is a soft or subtle pattern. With the flower and leaf pattern being a bit bigger. AGAIN mixing my DSP’s to show off how easy and pretty they can be together. However, this layout works with any coordinating DSP’s. I used this layout for the Make ‘n Take card at the BOGO sale last month. This was the sample idea. The other two used the Beauty of…

  • In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin You are Amazing with Paper Pumpkin from June. I somehow missed these alternatives. However, knew that you would not mind if I shared them anyway. Here is what I was thinking. Using vellum I would pick an embossing folder and do a different background. So really this could be ANY background. Yes, I sure did go with all those beautiful 2021-2023 In-Colors. Here is my first question… Do you like with the Basic White layer or without?? I am going to be honest here, I like them both. The Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent only have the cardbase, vellum, sentiment and leaf piece. Which by…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    Girl’s Night Beauty of Friendship with DSP too!

    Girl’s Night Beauty of Friendship Here is just one of the Girl’s Night using Beauty of Friendship. Beauty of the Earth is the suite name. Included in the suite is stamp set, dies, embossing folder and DSP. I was wondering what to do, because there is no Happy Birthday stamp in this set. Here is how I solved that… Hey Birthday Chick. No, I do not need an excuse to pull that one out, haha. Although the Beauty of the Earth DSP could be the star on any card front. I wanted to be sure to highlight a couple different patterns. Yes, yes here I go mixing my pattern DSP…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry Scalloped Box.

    Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry I love making hand crafted gifts, especially like this Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry box. If you have not gotten the Pierced Blooms dies, ohhh man!! Seriously these are amazing… The pierced look to them adds amazing texture. I love to layer them together. And no there are NO rules on which to layer together!! That is a thought… We should cut out a bunch and see all the different combos we could make. Anyway, in addition to the Pierced Blooms, I also added the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. Yes, the Just for you is kinda hiding, but it is stamped in Evening Evergreen. Ohh,…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color with a punch.

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color Using the Flowers of Friendship for these In-Color thank you cards. With the Inky Whisper Sisters our team swap I think last month was 2021-2023 In-Colors. Wanting to use all of them. Because we all have our favorites!! I was super excited when Korine (our team swap coordinator) brought over this bundle. The Flowers of Friendship is a stamp and punch bundle. You know that you save 10% when you get the bundle!! Ohhh the possibilities!! I don’t know about you, but for me I struggle to have a favorite out of these five. Right?? They are all so pretty and sooo easy to use with…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures on the homestead.

    Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures Starting not with Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures. I wanted to start with this beauty. Here is my Rose of Sharon “bush”. Which is more like a tree, but still. You can see this this photo that there is still TONS of blooms still to come. I have a purple-ish one, however, I think I need to move it. It really is not happy where it is. With all the new trees in the Memorial Garden I think I will put all of those up on the Hill on the north side of the property. That hill needs a summer bloomer. It is where my…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards

    All Dressed Up Purse Treat holder and its Pink.

    All Dressed Up Purse Treat This Polished Pink All Dressed Up Purse Treat holder. Is what every little girl wants full of yummy chocolates. Heck I would love to have it too. It has been some time since I have dusted off the All Dressed Up dies and coordinating stamp set Dressed to Impress. We did this for a live over a month ago. I kept forgetting to take pictures. Why?? because I put it up on the shelf right away. I do love how much room there is… Holy Cow!! I would bet that you could fit almost a whole regular sized bag of Kisses’ in here. If not…

  • In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Kind People Simply Succulents, at Culver class.

    Kind People Simply Succulents I know that you are Kind People, Simply Succulents has the best sentiment!! The Simply Succulents stamp set has a die cut set also, Potted Succulents. That die set is where the diecut shape for the Kind People sentiment comes from. So many other wonderful dies in that set. Including and not limited to a full card front succulent “laser” looking image. SOOO COOL!! However this DSP (patterned paper) is from the new Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP pack. Yes, there was some strategic trimming included for this, so worth it. This was also a card that was created using the newest In-Colors. Both the Soft…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry bundle with wood frame.

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry You know that I love Home Decor and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is perfect!! Perfect for summer that is! We made this last month on the first Wednesday of the month for the It Started With class. Reminder that this is a monthly thing. It is always something different and typically it starts with something that cost $1. Not always though. Have you gotten this bundle yet?? I was so excited when I saw this bundle in the Jan – June Mini. Even more excited when it was also included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. More time to play and enjoy these sweet strawberries!! haha. Tell…

  • Paper Share

    Mini Catalog Paper Share Time once more.

    Mini Catalog Paper Share I am getting excited about the Mini Catalog Paper Share! There are eight new DSP’s and one returning favorites. 6 of the nine are Winter or Christmas related. One Halloween and two Fall related. Here is the list… Gingerbread & Peppermint Sweet Stickings Cute Halloween Painted Christmas Peaceful Place Harvest Meadow Whimsy & Wonder Blackberry Beauty Heartwarming Hugs (returning fav) To get in on the New papers the cost is $30.20 to add in the returning favorite your cost is $33.50. This does not include shipping to you. Specialty Papers There are seven new papers, Cork, Kraft, Shimmer Vellum and Felt to list a few. There…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    Last June Alternatives and peek at the August kit.

    Last June Alternatives and peek Here we are with the Last June Alternatives and peek at what we can look forward to for August. Starting with this fun fold. I am excited to say that I only added the 4 1/4 x 11 cardbase to this card. All the parts and pieces are from the kit. Ohh and the Craft White and Soft Succulent ink. Remember the Coffee Cup alternative?? The left over section is what I used on the front. I knew that it needed a pop of color so I used only two of the three sections that came in the kit. Using the stamps that came with…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Another weeding week and Visitors on the Homestead

    Another weeding week and Visitors A little catch up and Another weeding week and Visitors. Remember I wanted to keep up with those pesky weeds. Well we had fun over on Facebook. I had them time me to see how long it would take to get this bed cleaned back out. After 45 minutes and then the 30 that I added prior this side was all cleaned out. Now moving on to the other side. So this one was a much quicker job. 30 minutes to tell you the truth. However, it was only a small section but all around where the newest flowers where planted. Dontcha love those Milkweeds.…

  • Craft Room,  Uncategorized

    How about this perspective? I was needing this too!

    How about this perspective? I know there are times that I wonder, How about this perspective?? This really is the definition of it is not all about you. I am NOT meaning this harshly! Please know that! I mean this as a way for me and maybe you, to “get out of your own way”. We all want to make a difference! I know I sure do! However, each day there is a little thing we can do for someone. Bringing to full circle what I talked about on Wednesday live class. We need to Smile! Why? Because it starts with us, and it really does make it way around.…

  • Happy Birthday

    Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said Bundle

    Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said Ohh this Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said looks fancy dontcha think?? It really comes down to that punch. Using the fancy top part of the tag. I did the same on all four corners and really it was like BOOM!! Using the Highland Heather to add the flowers. This bundle is a stamp and punch, Elegantly Said Bundle. The add of the Metallic cord and the Metallic Pearls complete the elegant look. I was wondering if I should have stamped a few flowers on the Highland Heather layer?? What do you think?? I am still wondering, humm. Although this is a beautiful birthday card, I…

  • Coloring,  Paper Pumpkin

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative, with blends.

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative I am in love with the June Paper Pumpkin Alternative here. I will say that it was super easy. However you will need to use the Stampin’ Blends. I am happy to share that all the 2021-2023 In-Color Stampin’ Blends are back in stock and ready for you to order yours!! This alternative was created in my most recent Paper Pumpkin lives. These lives take place over in the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club group on Facebook. Join the fun, check it out!! However, this kit is not available. You can however get the next kit signup ends TODAY!! Yes, July 10 before midnight. You can…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    July Ding Dong Ditch, Class to go for this month.

    July Ding Dong Ditch Have you been looking for the information on the July Ding Dong Ditch?? Here is where you will find it!! Wondering what the Ding Dong Ditch is?? Well that is my monthly class to go. You get full PDF instructions plus I make the cards in my Wednesday night classes. Typically it is the second Wednesday of the month. Have you checked out what is all included?? Well I can tell you this month it is going to be something new again!! Yes, I like to change it up just a little bit. If you remember last month, it was cardstock, DSP and embossing folder set.…

  • Mystery Card Night

    Join the Mystery Card Night starting Today!

    Join the Mystery Card Night. I would love for you to Join the Mystery Card Night fun! The theme clues start to post Thursday. Here is how it works! The first posts start to post on Wednesday night, few reminders and showing how excited we are. Ohhh, I am excited! We always have soo much fun. I pick a theme each month and give you clues along the way. We all laugh and act silly too. It really is a great way to end the week. To make things easier I post “cuts” of supplies you will want to have ready so that there is less stress. Yes, and soo…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Lettuce Flowers and Furries all on the Homestead.

    Lettuce Flowers and Furries Another week gone but this is what is going on Lettuce Flowers and Furries. The rain behind us a bit of a cool down and back to the humidity. It is the perfect formula for seeds. Imagine my surprise this week with how much these have grown. The petunias are dwarfed by the lettuce this week. I have take a couple little leafs for a sandwich, but need to be a little bit more patient. I saw the buds, but they all opened at once. HOLY COW, right?? They are as big as my hand. This Fiesta Hibiscus is also loving the humidity that has come…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Stars Stripes 4th of July with Christmas Trimmings

    Stars Stripes 4th of July Celebrating with Stars Stripes 4th of July will be a hit. Using all my favorite Red, “White” and Blue colors to create this nod to our American Flag. No matter if she is a little tattered, no matter that she is a little worn she flies high and proud. On this holiday weekend, hug your family and friends. Enjoy time together!! However most of all remember even if just for a minute those that helped us gain all of these freedoms. Thank you! Thank you to those that wanted a better life. And Thank you for those that knew it would be worth it. Thank…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Christmas in July event, Stamp-a-Stack Style!

    Christmas in July event This will not only be a Christmas in July “event” but a Stamp-a-Stack too! There are 4 different cards and you will be making 5 of each. Ohhh but wait, so much more, as always! For this event it will include a pack of DSP, Ribbon, Embellishments and envelopes. Now do not forget all the fun that we had for the Butterfly Birthday Bash. I promise we will have loads of fun!! Snacks and even a bit of Christmas music. No complaining, please! You never know, I just might even pull out the Christmas Tree for the day!! I know where my Christmas t-shirts are too!!…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Paper Pumpkin

    Cup Full of Expressions, June Paper Pumpkin

    Cup Full of Expressions For today’s Cup Full of Expressions you will need the June Paper Pumpkin. This Expressions In Color kit is soo pretty, soo colorful and sooo HAPPY!! My first idea with this kit was a fun gift for a special friend of mine. I only used one cardbase, one of the vellum flowers and one of the “Merci” that is vellum. Yes, really that is all!! Shocked?? I would really hope not. Getting all the mileage from that kit is going to be a must. Truly, I am in love. I can not wait for my Stampin’ Blends to get here to see if I can also…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Dandy Garden Memories and More, last look.

    Dandy Garden Memories and More Here is how a No Stamping Saturday turned out using Dandy Garden Memories and More. Yes, there was no stamping needed for these two cards. So many other options too!! You better believe I have big plans for at least one of these cards!! Wondering how to get a hold of something to make you life easier?? Grab your annual catalog!! Beside this option that is soon to retire (June 30) you have two new options in the Annual catalog. What a Year and Hand-penned both Memories & More cards. The Hand-Penned has coordinating Card bases and envelopes there is also just white for the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Wet week on the Homestead, Still getting things done

    Wet week on the Homestead What a crazy and Wet week on the Homestead. Starting off with this strange find. Joe found this while trying to move around some “soil”, okay it is sand, but it is what I have. This is along our neighbors fence. Look at those beautiful yellow flowers. Yes, it is prickly, but still pretty. Okay so the cactus may not be your cup of tea, that is okay.. Here are few other flowers that are blooming. Lots of petunias. However the gladiolas started to show up. No flower just yet, but will have some before you know it!! They are in the right and left…

  • Craft Room

    Happy Look Happy too, Sunday Inspiration

    Happy Look Happy too It really is that easy, Happy Look Happy too. However, read the whole things. Do you find yourself looking at someone and smile?? I have done that. I do hope that I do that for others too! WE do have that influence. Think about that for a moment. When you go somewhere, when you smile, do they smile back??? Usually, right?? This is what I am talking about. Here is another way to look at it… By smiling at someone you may just make their day. Everyone is going through STUFF that you do not know about. yes, EVERYONE!! It may seem small to you, but…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Super Fancy from Fun Fold Class Sweet Strawberry.

    Super Fancy from Fun Fold Here is a Super Fancy from Fun Fold class. Have you gotten your Sweet Strawberry bundle yet?? I know that I will be using is a whole lot!! Let’s talk strawberry colors!! I have tried Flirty Flamingo with Real Red for this card. However, I have also used Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler. One more combo that I need to try is Real Red and Cherry Cobbler. Which to me is the obvious color combo. Although it really would not have a ton of contrast. Wanting to show you a little how the fold works. Yes, there really is a lot of cardstock and DSP…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Envelope Fun Fold yes an easy one from class.

    Envelope Fun Fold yes an easy one Here is an Envelope Fun Fold yes, an easy one from Fun Fold Class. I do really like this one. Another that uses a regular cardbase. I wanted to try and mix a little of the soon to be retiring items with a few new. I will share more about that. The fold really is perfect and very well could be a gift card holder. I would put the gift card holder on the bottom flap. It really is easy, just add a piece of scrap to the left or right side. DONE!! Dontcha love that flower. The technique is called Two Step.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    New Inky Whisper Sisters and a peek at things.

    New Inky Whisper Sisters I want to give a huge welcome to our New Inky Whisper Sisters. Yes, Bonnie and Clyde decided to be co-demonstrators. I will say that the first item on their wish list was the Cat punch. Second only to the Notes of Cheer Kit Collection items with the butterflies. They have several cards to make, I took down the list… Mooch – because he does not hiss at them. Penelope – because she smells so nice Mr. B because is really needs to like them. Logan because he is always nice and gives good pets. Cuddles because they were not big enough for Mother’s Day cards…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pop Out Fun Fold with a new In Color

    Pop Out Fun Fold I want to share the third Pop Out Fun Fold card. This one completely reminds me of summer. Funny how that works because the stamp set is called Shaded Summer. hahaha. I am going to say that this card is not easy. However, very much worth trying to figure out. You can always head over to my Facebook Live and catch the replay. No worries because I have several photos that will help you create this card too. I bet you are wondering what that little “stamp” sized punch is from. Grab your rectangular postage stamp punch. All you need is a little scrap and punch…