• Culver Library

    3 cards for $7. With a possible add-on project usually cost is $1-2 Cards are usually centered around the holiday of that month. If no holiday the theme is general. Fee due at time of class. RSVP a must, please. Did you know that if you bring a new stamping friend to this class that you and the new friend get to pick from my stash of made cards?? You will have fun picking I promise!

  • Knox Library

    2 cards for $5 Cards are usually centered around the holiday of that month. If no holiday the theme is general. Fee due at time of class. RSVP a must, please. Did you know that if you bring a new stamping friend to this class that you and the new friend get to pick from my stash of made cards?? You will have fun picking I promise!

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  It Started with...

    April It Started with …

    Here is where I left you yesterday… I am going to be SUPER honest…. Truly, I was stumped! I know it was a crazy day yesterday. I spent most of the day on the computer. However, I learned a bunch of new things!! After all was said and done, I was tired and overwhelmed. Could that have been it?? Apparently NOT! This sign was sitting in front of me for at least a week…. not one idea. Where was my mojo hiding?? I headed back to the craft table and pulled out the Stampin’ Blends. That was certainly working. hummm Wait until you see!! Paula, you have no idea how…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    It started with…

    NOOOO Christmas… I did however, find this down in the basement while doing some “cleaning”. Trust me I do NOT like that side! Let me just tell you about this “sign”. It measures 7 1/2 by 37 inches. the outside “frame” is a Mossy Meadow green. I hate to admit that this is as far as it got… HONEST, I have a plan !! I have been fighting with my computer all day and I AM DONE. Just for the day. Tomorrow is a new day. After a quick drop off I will certainly be working on this!! I PROMISE!! Lastly, I will be sending out new class information. WHEN???…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Could it be, signs of Spring?

    But first and update… For those that inquired and worried. The pen area for the chickens in once again secure. The smaller gauge wire is secured ever so fancy. Yes those orange zip ties do the trick!! Even the kitties have enjoyed having the windows cracked open. Snuggling together and all. From left to right, White Sox and Mooch, Penelope and Gabby (sister), Mr Bigglesworth. Here are some interesting prints… the top possible Duck?? and the lower come of find out is a dog. However, the dog owner has officially been advised of the coming consequences, if this is to happen AGAIN. I hear you… The paw prints were located…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Sale-a-Bration call

    One last try… Today, is the last chance to sign up and get all the EXTRAS!! DSP pack FREE Mini trimmer FREE Lastly, Stamp set of your choice, FREE. Do you have a want list?? How long is it?? Be honest, really!! This is the perfect way to get things from your list at a discount. How about a way to earn some extra money?? Yes, please! I can certainly help you with all of the above. Want a team of your own?? You can do that too! Joining my growing team benefits you in several ways. Supportive, encouraging and giving to all its members. We want to grow and…

  • Craft Room

    Two last from the bits and pieces container…

    What is the count?? I will have to go back and look… but let’s start here… The ribbon and retired die cut was in the container. First I layered the Crushed Curry die cut on Daffodil Delight. How did I get it to match up?? I went old school… That is correct, I traced it with a pencil. However not just some fancy pencil. The ones that you actually have to sharpen. haha certain to be careful and get every little curve. Grabbed the scissors and FUSSY CUT! Secondly, this one used the piece that was NOT picked on Coffee and Cards. Along with the little scrap left over from…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    3/28 Coffee and Cards Happy Birthday Trevor…

    Happy Birthday, Trevor. I never got to finish my story that I kinda started this morning of Coffee and Cards. Did you miss the live?? Check the replay over on YouTube. You can also check it out on Facebook too. Here is how the story started… Trevor and I we out to the woods, maybe camping?? Anyway, I did remember coffee but no cups.. Trevor made the cups out of wood, Thankfully!! I did remember the candy to put in the treat that I made too. Cheers to you for your birthday, love you! I want to take a second to talk about the measurements on this adorable treat holder.…

  • Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    Springtime Impressions for a Challenge and Team swap

    New learning curve… We are all trying to navigate in new ways. Last night was our Team meeting and due to the current “situation” we… All learned how to do it via Zoom. In addition to that we had a beautiful guest. It was very exciting for me to have the opportunity to invite Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!. Certainly a fun surprise for my team! We were honored to have her join us and pass on some great information. Also thank you for all the help! Anyway… Creating this beautiful set has a three fold purpose. One was for my team swap and really, who couldn’t use a healing…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    5 Days, 4 days and My Wonderful Family

    You only have 5 days left… Have you checked out the third release?? It is all stuff from the annual catalog. I have a couple things picked out already!! The Red Rhinestones are just one thing. In addition to those the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, yes, please! What do you still have on your list?? Contact me I am sure I can help you find SOMETHING!! Only 4 days left… Check your emails… I sent out a special email on Wednesday talking about this up coming “Class”. If you need more information please contact me! This is just a little sneak peak at what the April kit will be all…

  • Challenges,  Craft Room

    More from the bits and pieces

    Believe it or not… Here is more cards from all those bits and pieces… However, I am getting down to the parts that do not want to go together. I am thinking that that there are only two or three more. We will see tomorrow. Ohhh, yes I did!! I know you can see that shimmer on that Poppy. The shimmer paint spritzer, of course. No NO need for an intervention. I promise!! Similarly, did you notice the “ribbon stack” used for a background?? How?? VersaMark added to any color cardstock, picks up the color! Note: that blue twine… Left over from our science experiments. Died Ribbon Looking for your…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards

    Thank You for joining me today! How surprised were you this morning?? Happy to get my text message?? I sure hope so! With the uncertainty going on, I hope that a small creative outlet helped you today!! Additionally thank you for helping me chip away at my bits and pieces container. DANG!! Surprised?? You know how it is, once you get started. Ohhh, the ideas I had… Nine in total. The cards in the top picture were entirely of scrap pieces, with only ONE exception. The vellum under the butterflies. OHHH you know I love to break the rules! How about a couple close ups.. Why did I save these…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Ducks and Ducks, a Treasure and Cleaning

    Ducks are back! Soooo excited, because this was day 4. These were taken on Sunday morning. There are 8 couples. Three Wood Duck couples and One Mallard set. Joe and I are beyond excited!! We decided that we are going to make duck nesting boxes. However, maybe not for this year. Really not super excited to go out to a store right now. Boy ohhh, boy we need a barn! Why?? So that we can have a space to have a stash of supplies for times like these. Right?? Joe has been spending some time in the basement to find this treasure. Do you know what it is?? Did you…

  • Retreat

    Winners from the 2020 Spring Retreat

    Prizes…..? Yes, there were prizes!! 4 different opportunities for being a Prize winner! All were fabulous, but the toilet paper was the funniest and most talked about one in the group. What else was there to win… #3 was Whisper White Thick cardstock, Holiday rhinestones and the Flowering Foils DSP. #2 was Subtles cardstock pack, Sending You Thoughts stamp set and So Very Vellum DSP. #1 was Foil DSP, Poppy Parade cardstock and Stampin Blends, Whisper White Bakers twine, Little Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Dies. Who Won? So much more to share, but I am going to make you wait… until Wednesday, sorry! Well, kinda, haha. Hugs and Have…

  • Spring Retreat

    Bring your projects, enjoy time with friends. Ohhh, even make some new friends. Relax, craft and laugh. Goodie bag, Make n Takes, Pillow gifts, Raffle, Add-on class, Food, and SPACE. Collaborate with your friends and neighbors.

  • Retreat

    Are you joining me??

    The craft room is looking like the paper isle at the grocery store. This is round two for transporting stuff for the retreat. It’s a small group no worries! I am soo excited to show you what you missed out on!! I hope that you will be able, well that’s we will be able to enjoy the fall retreat. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards

    A promise is a Promise…

    Yesterday I promised to… And I almost forgot, Sorry. Here is the first of the coffee cups. I had a bigger plan for these, but my order did not get here today. Cross your fingers that it get here tomorrow, PLEASE. Otherwise, the retreat is going to be SUPER interesting.. NOT!! Anyway, I know that you guys make EVERYDAY amazing!! But the sentiments in this set are just toooo fun!! “You’ve got this but first” then you add either coffee or tea. “Let’s hang out soon“, is not recommended right now, but how about just on the phone or video chat?? “Rise and Shine” even without the sun the last…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Time got away from me today..

    Surprise?? The mailman dropped off these FABULOUS boxes to me today!! YEAH, Paper Pumpkins!! Three of them are gifts… but the other two are for ME!! Well kinda. I am very much looking forward to getting some alternatives ready for this months kit! Will the team meeting canceled due to this “THING“. I look forward to going live next week Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 central time. Remember you need to join the ‘Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club’ to be able to watch the live! Sorry to say… That these little cuties still have not been touched. I am sad too! I have been finishing up the stuff needed for…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Sending Hugs w/Inspiring Iris

    Sending virtual hugs… This card happened because I was showing someone how to do the “leaves”. Using some water and Mossy Meadow reinker. I have a questions for you…. I think that these “leaves” look like cattails? Is it hard to tell with the ribbon there? Wink of Stella… Ohhh, how I wish that the Wink of Stella photographed better! I know you are wondering how I was able to get that Purple Posy Ink. Actually, that is a second generation Highland Heather. It sure gets sooo, close. In addition to this card, how about a video?? I can work on that later this week!! Yup, I added it to…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Best Dressed and Fancy

    What is your color? I was working on my tutorial for the TTT group and had some scraps left. What do we do with scraps?? Yup, we make more cards! Here is the result…. to make it even better, how about a fancy fold? Here is how to create this fold… card base of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4. Then you cut off 3/4 of an inch. Use that 3/4 inch piece score at 3 inches and tuck under the inside layer. DONE. Easy, right?? Reminder stamp prior to using your adhesive! We all make mistakes! Hint: use the same ink color as your cardstock for…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Another Lily card…

    Two more FREE items…. The Sending You Thoughts and the Lily Impressions DSP both, yes BOTH are still available. I have enjoyed and used a full pack of that DSP! The deep colors… ohhh my! I understand that this is the time of year that you try to lighten up your colors, but… using the lighter tones are easy way to brighten it up! Another Happy Birthday… Yes, I think this was a Girls Night card from February. Well, time to make some more birthday cards April has a LOOOOONG list of family and friends to prep for. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    3rd and final Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    WOW, right?? I agree, this was one that just happened! Started with the “shading” using daubers. The colors, Pool Party and Highland Heather for the background. Purple Posy, Garden Green and Gorgeous Grape are the card layers. Ink colors used, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Pool Party. However, let’s talk about the FREE dies and FREE stamp set! When you spend $150 you can get both for free! Ohhh how I enjoy this time of year!! Did you check out the second release items?? A friend let me play a little with her coffee cups.. they have officially been bumped to the top of the list!! I think I NEED…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2 of 3 from Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    Loving the colors together!! This happy accident color combo is Cajun Craze and Grapefruit Grove. I think you will love it too! The Dandelion Wishes – 146847 stamp set, yes a favorite! With all the stamping in Craft Whisper White. However, the butterfly just completes the card. Not just because I LOVE BUTTERFLIES, really! It helped to lighten up the front. Where did that butterfly come from?? The Butterfly Beauty Dies -148536, of course. The very best part is there are 4 of those little butterflies! One run through the machine and all four are ready for your four cards! Making the centers shine with the Champagne Rhinestones. Completing the…

  • Culver Library

    3 cards for $7. With a possible add-on project usually an extra $1-2 Cards are usually centered around the holiday of that month. If no holiday the theme is general. Fee due at time of class. RSVP a must, please. Did you know that if you bring a new stamping friend to this class that you and the new friend get to pick from my stash of made cards?? You will have fun picking I promise!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New to me, LuLu, a new kitty?? and wind powered…

    More room! This new to me table is just what I was hoping to find! Can easily fit 5 people! WoooHooo! I do owe a friend of mine back in Illinois a HUGE favor, but she knows I am good for it! Now to find fabric for the four matching chairs! I do NOT know what someone was thinking putting white fabric on kitchen chairs YIKES!! I sure did enjoy the sunny day Sunday. LuLu and I relaxed by the bbq while Joe was cooking. All of the chickens enjoyed being able to run around and take sand baths. Some even went foraging by the bird feeders for seeds. Here…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    3/7 Coffee and Cards, a Challenge too!

    Thank you for helping me! I do enjoy Coffee and Cards because you guys do help me figure things out! Haha, seriously! Someone Special (151643) is from the 2020 Mini. The coordinating dies, Special Day (153587) are not, but they are part of SEVERAL additional items offered. Which also includes the Pleased as Punch DSP (153558) used for the layering piece. We should however start at the beginning… this is the Global Design Project sketch for this week. Using this sketch for the card idea, with of course some tweaks/additions. Here is what I am submitting for the challenge.. This raccoon wants you to have a very wonderful birthday!! Right,…

  • 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!!