• Hamscher Homestead

    Update and Shenanigans on the Homestead this week.

    Update and Shenanigans on the Homestead Here is the next Update and Shenanigans on the Homestead. This time I finally finished the last of the seeds I had on hand. Believe it or not I ran out of flower boxes. I even went looking for me. Found zero!! Geez, I was disappointed. ANYWAY, 30 more different seeds planted. Phew, soo many possiblities!! Not to be outdone by the above, Soo many new sprouts up this last week. The humidity sure does help out. Have to admit it was tough keeping the seeds moist on the super hot days though. I know the first photo is coneflowers.. I do not recall…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers, all the work.

    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers Sooo many things to share this week starting with Flowers, Chickens and more Flowers. Remember two weeks ago?? I am very happy to report that the seeds have sprouted already!! WoooHOOOO!! Both of the “pots” have actually. I can not wait to see how it all turns out. I did a mix of sunflowers and zinnias here. It sure has been busy around here. Dare I say fun too?? Yes, lots of work but it always look so good when you get through the whole thing. I have been thinking that I needed to go back to my $1 perennial place. However, I saw that…

  • 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…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Flowers and Fluff on the Homestead

    Flowers Flowers and Fluff Ohhh soo many, Flowers Flowers and Fluff going on here on the Homestead! These are the very first flowers you see when you pull up the driveway. The hill is covered with them. Love all the different colors too. There are dark pink, light pink and lavender. The Hamscher Homestead has three different Apple Trees. All of them are LOADED with apples. Okay, with possible apples anyway. Holy cow are there a ton of flowers!! The one on the right is the one that Joe “straightened” in the fall. Check out that post, here. Although we have straighten one there is another that Joe says would…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy last Library card with my favorite DSP.

    Happy last Library card. Today is all about the Happy last Library card. Yes, using my favorite Flowers & Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. Using a slightly different color scheme then the last cards. I sure hope that you are not sick of seeing this DSP because there is SOO much more to come. And it is FREE!! Here is how I can help you get to that $50. Cardstock, stamp set and punch. I bet that gets up pretty darn close. Here is the list… Pool Party cardstock Bumblebee cardstock Small Bloom punch Best Year stamp set Guess what the total is?? $50.50 Now you might have those cardstock colors.…

  • Coffee and Cards

    This or That for flowers and leaves.

    This or That flowers or leaves?? Have you played This or That?? Well back in September we did for Coffee and Cards. I had soo much fun. Here is how it started. I had two cardstock piles neutrals or colors. Gave the “folks” that joined, a choice. Next we stepped it down one more time. The colors you see here or there were greens and oranges. All were fun fall-ish colors and coordinated GREAT!! Any would have worked for either This or That Flowers, Leaves. You know where they took it. Next?? Flowers or Leaves?? Flowers was by far the winner. YEAH!! Small Bloom punch you know it is a…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Mum with Medium Daisy punch for a birthday.

    Mum with Daisy Punch. Here is my version of a fall flower. I have not made a mum with the Daisy punch, have you?? I really got the idea from the Ornate Garden DSP. Right down to the colors, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso and Bumblebee. I created this card for the Culver Library class. The ladies loved it. Always need a birthday card, right?? How about that mum?? I could see adding another punch or two. However, having to have all the supplies cut and ready to go was key. Check out this other card using the Medium Daisy Punch. I will explain that in a minute. Do you see…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A post and a prettier view.

    Here is my post… hahaa I have been meaning to share this with you for a couple weeks. Dang, I am sorry. This beautiful cedar post make all those, not so little anymore, veggies plants much happier. The red hose waters the veggies, the black hose is extra. Why extra?? because we have been using the fire pit and it is always good to have water near by!! Just in case! Starting with the left. This is the future home to this years fairy garden. This ground cover has completely taken over, but is a perfect spot for a fairy or two to take refuge. Secondly, the right. Have you…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  Technique

    5/2 Coffee and Cards

    All of this from one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White Want to learn the steps that we took?? Check out the Coffee and Cards on YouTube! I shared how the reversible stamp idea started!! Yes, from the demonstrators!! WooooHooo! How much are you loving the paper we created?? WOW, I do love when and idea turns out even better!! Would you agree?? Here are the three we created for the live. Using Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede. However, I will say that adding the splatters to the one of the left might be my favorite of the three!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • Holiday cards

    More Holiday fun..

    Joe and I are enjoying a HOT sunny day… Thankful he is home today… wishing Trevor was here too!! but adulting can stink sometimes. Daisy Lane (bundle-15118 daisy punch-143713) whoever says you are not versatile, I will disagree! Going with traditional Night of Navy and Real Red … Here is how I “created” the flowers… Punch 2 Whisper White Daisies Stamp with Night of Navy on Whisper White and Punch with Daisy Punch. Punch 4 Whisper White Medium Daisies Stamp with Real Red on Whisper White and Punch with Medium Daisy Punch Use bone folder to carefully curl. Plain Daises, or leave flat. Layers… plain(top) then stamped image then (dimensional)…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    July on the Homestead

    This is my niece…Emmerson… I want to shout how proud I am of this girl!! She read me a whole Dr. Seuss story when I was out there this last week!! Sweetie, you are a great reader, both Uncle Joe and I loved listening to you read!! (Joe via video). Sooo, before I got hit a second time this year with poison oak… BOOO. I was able to locate SERVERAL of my flowers!! (top/bottom L-R) Last count 10 different colors of the lilies. Two different yellows, two different oranges, white, red(top r), rococo rose, red/white (top m), pink and pink/white. The next is an oak leaf hydrangea, white astilbe, red…