• Hamscher Homestead

    More Bulbs tough Decisions and no decisions.

    More Bulbs tough Decisions Here we are starting another week. So much, but so little going on I hate to admit. This week is about More Bulbs tough Decisions, I am super excited that the second bulb delivery arrived. This bring the total bulb count up to 1050. Mostly Daffodils, some Tulips and some Alliums. The last order is for the front three flower beds. Two on either side of the walkway and for the Memorial garden. With that being said, I am soo dang excited to see what happens this spring. I literally planted from front to back. You know I will share when things start to pop. It…

  • Craft Room

    Girls Night or Mystery Card Night, coming SOON!

    Girls Night or Mystery Card This week is Girls Night or Mystery Card Night is next week. Will you be joining both of these? I hope so! Girls Night is Friday at 6pm central, but also online on July 13. We always make birthday cards. Mystery Card Night is online only and we will go live on Friday July 8 at 7pm. However, the shenanigans start on Wednesday evening with this months theme clues…. Are you Brave enough? We have loads of fun. Learn something new at both events. Questions? Contact me or comment here! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Girls Night

    First May Girls Night Card using Flirty and Daffodil.

    First May Girls Night Card Here is the feminine or flower card. This being the First May Girls Night Card. This one being the more complicated one. Only really because it is a fun fold. You would have made two. Note that the top card has two flowers. That is because I did not want to waste ANY of those beautify flowers. The flowers are die cut out using the DSP. Let me tell you there are a TON too. Ohh, and all of the supplies are using the Hues of Happiness suite. I love changing the online card up just slightly. This one I used the background die twice…

  • Girls Night,  Uncategorized

    Girls Night Laughs and Smiles, plus shenanigans.

    Girls Night Laughs and Smiles Have you wondered? Well, I can say Girls Night Laughs and Smiles but always Shenanigans too. Some basic information first… on Girls Night we always make cards, we always make Birthday cards. This is an online AND in person. This class is either available with a product purchase of $25 or by a flat fee of $15. NOW… on to the smiles… I would say that these girls were having some fun! I am sure that the muffin cookies were helpful, but! I would say that the cards were fun too. How about the shenanigans… Leave it to Sherri to supply some fun and shenanigans…

  • Girls Night

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night, happy birthday

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night It is time for a Happy Dance using the Flowing Flowers for Girls Night. How did I miss this one… Dang. This one uses the beautiful stamp set Flowing Flowers. For me this set is all about the fonts. Do not get me wrong I love the flowers. You know that I do. Need a closer look?? Along with this closer look you can see that I took the Wink of Stella to the flowers. However, did you miss that Supple Shimmer butterfly?? Ohh you know that was a must! Adding a bit of sparkle. In addition to switching the orientation of the cards, you…

  • Girls Night

    Second March Girls Night card using Sweet Strawberry

    Second March Girls Night For the Second March Girls Night card I used the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch. Please keep in mind that this stamp set is already sold out. The punch is still available!! Added in the Label me Fancy punch for the Birthday sentiment. Just like the first card, The live version was tweaked just slightly. Want to check out the live?? All of these are done on the Whispers In Ink facebook page. Although both use all the same things, with a change of orientation. I am not sure which is my favorite. How about you?? Curious about the colors?? Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and…

  • Girls Night

    March Girls Night Card one of two, Seas the Day

    March Girls Night Card Here is the in person card and the online version of the March Girls Night Card. This is the First of two. You know that I like to change things up just a bit in my live version. I love having all these amazing birthday cards! Have you tried this class kit yet?? Ohh, I love sending out these great cards, parts and envelopes. Want to join me next time?? Here is how… Make a purchase of $25 (minimum), email me to get your packet for the May kit. Or you can pay the flat fee of $15. Both have additional shipping fees. The card on…

  • Girls Night,  Simple Stamping

    Second Girls Night card with Simple Stamping in mind.

    Second Girls Night card Here is the Second Girls Night card. I am going to say this one is a #simplestamping WIN!! All you need is Stamps, Ink and Paper. I was not sure at first about the color palette I chose, however, I am loving it now. Curious?? Check out the Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent together. A little Basic White so that you can see all that beauty!! I need to mention that the On the Horizon bundle (suite) is not available. However, the stamp set and DSP are and the rest should be available next week. Have you missed or overlooked this suite of products?? I do…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    The First of two Girls Night cards, Amazing Silhouettes.

    The First of two Girls Night Here is The First of two Girls Night cards from February. Hummm, apparently I really like this color combo because I used it in January too. I went looking for that one and apparently I have not shared it here yet… I will see what I can do to add it to the bottom. Anyway, the Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight (or Crushed Curry) make a beautiful combination! We did not use the background die from the Amazing Silhouettes bundle. However we did use all three stamps from the stamp set. Yes, it was a plan to use all three. They are easy…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Girl’s Night in Flutter by Studio, all ready to go!

    Girl’s Night in Flutter by Studio I am ready for Girl’s Night in the Flutter by Studio. No room left foe tonight. I am soo excited to be making birthday cards and hanging out with some of my favorite peep! All the packets are out. Treat bags loaded with chocolates. Remember Girl’s Night is ALWAYS he first Friday of the month, wanna join us next month? Contact me to all the information! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Information coming soon…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    September Girl’s Night card, using Nature’s Beauty

    September Girl’s Night Here is a September Girl’s Night card. This one uses the Nature’s Beauty and the Artistically Inked stamp sets. For these two cards again one for the in person as a sample the second for the online class. The changes we made this time were not the outside. They were for the inside, see below. The one on the left is the original sample. In the live we decided to change it up and use a different critter. Which is your favorite? You know what… Here is something to think about. The Nature’s Beauty has NO sentiments. So adding in a simple “happy birthday” from the Artistically…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Fairs / Events,  Girls Night,  Paper Pumpkin,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Paper Pumpkin, Events and More things to know..

    Paper Pumpkin, Events and More Here is our Sneak Peek of Paper Pumpkin, Events and More things going on here in the Flutter By Studio. Starting of course with Paper Pumpkin. This sneak peek is not super informative, Right?? Well, I will see if I can find out more information. All that I know right now is that it is 12 treat boxes. There are four each of three different designs. I am super excited to see!! I wonder what shape they are going to be?? Any guesses?? hummm, what could be Fall and Halloween?? The August Ding Dong Ditch is in full swing. Do you need more information?? Check…

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

    Last of July News and Information, plus reminder.

    Last of July News and Information Here is all the Last of July News and Information. Yup, all in one post. Starting off with Girl’s Night. There will not be an in person event in August. I will be out of town for some Stampin’ Up! training. I hope that you get your packet still so that you can stamp along with me on the Third Wednesday of August, online. I can promise that you will not want to miss out on these two wonderful cards!! Reminder… That you get two of two different cards and the envelopes too. And as always they are ALWAYS birthday cards. All you need…

  • 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…

  • 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…