• 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…

  • July Girl’s Night Club

    Are you looking for ways to build up your Birthday card stash?? Check out Girl’s Night this in-person First Friday each month or online event First Saturday (2pm live) following. We make 4 cards total, two each of two designs. Usually one masculine and one more feminine style. In-person is $15 or FREE with qualifying purchase ($25) Online is $20 or FREE with qualifying product purchase ($30) (PayPal w.fee and Zelle taken)

  • Coffee and Cards Wednesday Class

    Join me over on my Whispers In Ink Facebook page for FREE online classes. Every Wednesday we do one of my online classes. First Wednesday is Dollar Tree or It Started with $1 Second Wednesday is Ding Dong Ditch (class to go) Night Third Wednesday is Girl’s Night (always Happy Birthday) Club Fourth Wednesday is Goodness Knows night. Fifth Wednesday is Kit Collections Night. Join in the fun and hangout with us online, get an idea or two and laugh over something that we talk about. Do not forget that all times are central and you can always catch the replay!!

  • In-Colors

    Polished Pink from Girls Night, second color look.

    Polished Pink from Girls Night I am looking back at this Polished Pink from Girls Night. I can not wait to see what we get for Girl’s Night in June. Dang everyone, that is only a few days away. Are you joining me online or in the studio?? Let me clarify that this card was from the May Girl’s Night. We have already done it in person AND online. Girly Girl overload?? I knew a couple of you that would say NO!! for me, maybe. I love ribbon, bling and embellishments. However all of them on one. It is all good!! I know that Helen would love this one!! for…

  • Happy Birthday,  Retiring,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Goodbye Part 2, Plaid and Heartfelt

    Saying Goodbye Part 2 Here again Saying Goodbye part 2. Our first one has two ideas. This “thank you” card idea can be changed to any and yes ANY color combo. Plus with one run through the Stampin’ cut & Emboss you get two cards!! I love the texture that plaid creates. I need to share however that the stamp set is STAYING. It is just the die set Plaid Builder and Bundle price that is leaving. Also retiring on this card is the Braided Linen trim (already gone) and Small Bloom Punch. See, I used it a TON. I do mean a TON!! You will need the full size…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Chance Class Reminders for the end of this month.

    Last Chance Class Reminders Today let’s talk about the Last Chance Class Reminders and all the THINGS!!! Starting with the retiring items. Holy cow things are going quickly. The In-Color cardstock of Rococo Rose and TerraCotta Tile is all that is left. The ink refill for Rococo Rose is the only one left. Things sure went quickly, right?? This is why I start talking about them before the list comes out. All I can say is… GONE You will want to check the list to be sure that there is not an item that you NEED!! Here is the list link. To add to that list of things that are…

  • Girls Night,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    February’s First Girl’s Night card, love that DSP!

    February’s First Girl’s Night card I had fun at February’s First Girl’s Night. I do an online version, grab yours for this month!! A little information… You will make two of two different designs (4 cards total). Last month you would have gotten two of these, and then Tuesday you will see the second design. You get all the punched out pieces, die cuts, enough twine and cardstock pieces to make two. You need to add your stamps, ink and adhesive. Sadly, however, the Berry Delightful DSP (designer series paper) was only for Sale-a-Bration which ended on Sunday night (2/28). I sure hope that you did not wait. Insides!! Erica…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Month End Reminders Tidbits too.

    Month End Reminders Tidbits The first of our Month End Reminders Tidbits and much more.. is all about Mystery Adhesive Bags and all the fun we are going to have on Sunday. This is going to be a FB event, however, if you are on on Facebook, no worries you can still get your bag!! All you need to know… Put in your order before noon on Sunday using this Link. And order the following… 104430 Dimensionals 144108 Mini Dimensionals 110755 Multipurpose Glue and 103683 Mini Glue Dots. Shipped direct to you is less then $26. If you are local to me, Yes you can just contact me. Here is…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    First November Girl’s Night card with greenery.

    First November Girl’s Night The First November Girl’s Night card has two different versions. I was worried about not having enough of the Whisper White Crinkle Ribbon. I like the Linen Thread alternative too. Which is your favorite?? Need a little bit of a closer look?? The only difference is the ribbon. Humm, I like them both. Our colors for this Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron. Question?? Could this card be for something else?? I would say yes. Change the inside sentiment. The front could really have any inside. Even the leaves could be a thinking of you, hello or even miss you for the inside. Does this…

  • Girls Night

    Second October Girl’s Night card.

    Second October Girl’s Night So in keeping with the first card, here. The second October Girl’s Night card is all about the DSP. Well, and always Birthdays. Do you have fall birthdays that you need cards for?? Here is a fun idea. And really you could use this card for a thinking of you or hello card too. I wanted to get up close on this one. The bigger background layer is different foils, no color. The little strip is where the color comes in. That has the Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. Add in the oak leaf punch for a bit more color. You do not want to dismiss…

  • 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…

  • Girls Night,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    September Tidbits, Promotions and DDD

    September Tidbits and Promotions. The first of the September Tidbits and Promotions is … The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is ready for you to add to your order!! You have seen the unboxing video and you have seen it in Coffee and Cards a couple times. Are you ready to add it to you order?? I know you want to… but if you still have questions please feel free to ASK!!! I spoke last week about this fun starter kit promotion. You can get your Stampin” Cut & Emboss this way also!! You will need to find a $5 item to add, but soo many choices! I outlined this more…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Get & Go Promotion and other News

    Get & Go Promotion OHHHH, HAVE YOU HEARD?? I am excited to share with you information on the Get & Go Promotion. WoooHOOO!! This one you get Two full Stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love) , and supplies for Two different projects for eight (cards/people). Bonus too is that you get Rhinestone to go with it! You could have a great class all set up for seven people. All you need is ink and blocks. Keep in mind that you still have $125 worth of product to pick out. And you still get all of that plus the above for $99 and tax. You really can hit…

  • Clubs,  Girls Night

    Best Year Bundle, Plaid. Second Girl’s Night card.

    Best Year Bundle is all Plaid. This is the second share from Girl’s Night, earlier this month. This large plaid image is easy cut up and you can use the parts. I have not even used this for a full front. hummm, Just might need to do that. Especially with Fall getting closer! The sentiments from the Best Year Bundle are a larger size and let the plaid be the star. I asked last time… What colors would you use?? Well here is a Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazze and Whisper White. I think we need to look at some purples next, haha. This sentiment especially can has several uses. I…

  • Girls Night

    Celebrate Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night.

    Sunflowers used for Girl’s Night I know that you wonder what happens on Girl’s Night?? Well, come on and join us. I am keeping numbers low so that we can “social distance”. We get together, craft, laugh and talk. Sometimes it is a late night, sometimes it is an early one. Celebrating a birthday?? Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night and you bet it has a happy birthday sentiment inside. Add in extra color using… Squeeze the ink pad together. Open your lid to your Bumblebee ink and grab your Wink of Stella. There should be a little bit of ink on the lid. The brush has the perfect amount of…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Zany Zebras and Happy Birthday to you.

    Zebras and Happy Birthday. I am falling in love with these cuties. The Zebras and Happy Birthday sentiment are just a lot of fun! Wanting to try something different, I pulled out the Craft Whisper White and stamped them on the Basic Black cardstock. I could also see them as a fun baby card. There are three different Zebra stamps even a fun little party hat. You can find this set in either the Beginner Catalog or the Annual Catalog. have fun with it, right… Which color would you try first?? hummmm How about a small reminder… When using the Craft ink it does take longer for it to dry.…

  • Craft Room,  Girls Night

    Prize winner, all the smiles and laughter.

    Holly was able to join us last night. Our world traveler was able to join us last night… We sure did have a bunch of fun!! Laughing, stamping and laughing some more. Do you see that Cute Fruit stamp set?? Korine, don’t be mad we used the zebras too… THANK YOU! Not really wanting to do anything but fun cards. Why, because it just has been too long since we have stamped together. It would just not be possible to concentrate. haha I am going to throw myself under the bus however… I offered a prize was to whomever could find my shammy. It has been missing for DAYS it…

  • Craft Room

    All squeaky clean for Girl’s Night!

    Lots of Prep work!! Soo much to do… Busy day!! I wanted to jump for joy today.. Friday it is finally here!! WoooHoooo! The first “in person” class since March 21! Too many days to count! And dare I say we all NEEDED it! I wanted to be sure that my guests felt comfortable. I want them to come back and bring friends too. Come and join us in August for the next Girl’s Night! We have so much fun and it is really a super chill kinda night! This is really one of my favorite events each month. We always make birthday cards! We always laugh! I make popcorn…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties and Chicks

    Thursday morning…. Joe is off to work and I can actually sleep in! The house should be relatively quiet, right?? Apparently NOT!! Mooch woke me up snoring in my ear. geezz, I know that I snore, but holy cow. I can not fix his snoring. Their feathers are coming in… Joe told me the other day… “So, Amazon dropped off their legs today?” It truly is amazing how quick these babies grow. As you can see from the top of this photo, the tail feathers are starting to come in. They are still very quiet. Except once… Joe and I were at the kitchen table and heard some loud chirps.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A big surprise package??

    Hummmm, what could it be?? Joe called me out of my “office” to talk about this box that got delivered. What the heck?? He told me that it was one of my birthday presents. Let me just say this thing was up to my waste. What the Heck?? We had been talking about a toaster the week before, but no way was it a toaster… NOPE!! I was really trying to think … hummm, What big thing has I suggested for him to get me?? hummmm.. I had nothin’. However there was a way… Open it, right? OHHHHH YEAH!! A new popcorn machine… Remember everyone, the old one. It quit…

  • Girls Night,  Technique

    March Girls Night idea

    Set Mash Up! Using the Inspiring Iris stamp set (149268) and the Flourish Dies (141478) to create this card. The idea came to me because of the pattern in the stamp set. That pattern is sooo close I decided to try it together. I would say it was a WINNER! How about you? Then ladies decided that this card should be in all different colors!! LOVE! However, I need to point out that the “background” or the “grass” is actually the background for the Iris stem!! To me it looked like a cattail. What do you think?? You really will want to join us next month. I made chocolate chip…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    March 5 announcements

    I do hate to tell you that the Golden Honey DSP or as we calm it the Bee Paper is SOLD OUT! However there were several new items added this week or second release…. LINK. I always look forward to Girls Night!! So relaxing and fun!! Thank you ladies! Join us for Birthday Cards and snacks! Did you know that if you bring a new stamping friend to Girls Night that you both get cards from my stash?? Final Days to sign up for the Spring Retreat. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Paper Share,  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!!

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Simple Stamping

    Toile Tiding DSP for Winter Birthday

    Here is the second Girl’s Night birthday card. Still have winter birthdays on my mind. One member of my team sends a TON of birthday cards each year. I hope to do the same. How do you organize your list?? When do you mail them?? Do you leave the envelope “naked”? See, these are pressing questions, right?? Do you make several at a time?? Are they all different?? Take a look, just changing the color, changes the look. However, the look changes with ribbon too. I know there are some that are made EXTRA special. In addition to all those questions…. would you like to make a “folder” that could…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Girls Night Birthday

    Ohhh, I so enjoy girl’s night!! And who does NOT need a Birthday card?? I know I sure do… getting geared up for #imbringingbirthdaysback. However, for this month BOTH of the cards would go either way. Both are for winter birthdays. All I am missing is the snow!! Yes, I did say that four letter word!! SNOW!! I sure hope you can see that shimmer paint! Helping the snow glisten. In addition to the trees on the front, the inside got a second generation stamp too. I bet you are wondering where those trees are from?? The Winter Woods ( 147661) stamp set is perfect for all your winter card…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Year End Closeout

    Have you heard?? I know you have, BUT I want to be sure that you can get the list! However, you will not want to miss out on these last minute items for all you gift giving needs!! There are stamps, dies and embellishments. In addition to that, there are past Paper Pumpkin kits! All of this is while supplies last!! So hurry to get yours! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Clubs,  Girls Night

    Girls Night This Friday

    I soooo need Girls Night. I have a new bottle of wine and some birthday cards all ready to go!! What is your Friday night beverage of choice?? Is it chilling already?? Please do not forget to let me know that you are coming so that everyone gets a fun treat!! Soooo EXCITED!! Hugs, Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Rooted in Nature Birthday

    Back to a girls night card from earlier in the month. Paired The Rooted in Nature (146482) with the Itty Bitty Birthday (148618). Used the Nature’s Roots Die (146341) for the old tree. Tried a couple different colors for the tree leaves. Although no matter which colors they turn out different EVERY time! And I love it!! Pick your sentiment … DONE!! I dare you to try the Pear Pizzazz and the Pretty Peacock together!! Ohh, the combo is just royal! For instance, the leaves on the background, beautiful. Check back tomorrow, the Coffee and Cards were not quite done, but will be for tomorrow’s entry. Have a Great Day…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Accented Blooms Happy Birthday

    How awesome are these colorful Birthday Cards?? I made at the last Girl’s Night. Have you been to Girl’s Night?? The next one is September 6, always the first Friday of each month. Come Join Us! Making four cards in total. The first two were a more feminine style and the second you will have to check back to see. The one on the left uses colored pencils and the one on the right uses the Stampin’ Blends. Using the Accented Blooms (146681) and the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch (145667). However for the birthday sentiments you will also need, Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618). Do you think one looks more tropical…