• Craft Room

    Several end of September reminders.

    Several end of September reminders Here are several end of September reminders for you! Starting with the early bird pricing for the Ghouls, Gobbles and Garland one day fall retreat. Did you miss all the information? Check this out! Please if you have any questions let me know! Comment here, email or call me! I would love for you to join us on Saturday, October 22! September Ding Dong Ditch I do not know how I have not shared this! Here is what you need to know! Featuring the Storybook Gnomes DSP and coordinating embellishments. Cost is $17.00 with $3.00 shipping cost. You get four card ideas and loads of…

  • 3D Thursday

    Gnome Treats Ohh My for 3D Thursday today!

    Gnome Treats Ohh My You guys are going to love these all season Gnome Treats Ohh My!! Sherri has a super cute idea using the Storybook Gnomes bundle. Check out her blog here! That is where you can get your FREE tutorial or head on over to the facebook page! Ready?? See what I mean… Perfect for ANYTHING! Add a heart for Valentines Day, small shamrock for St. Patty’s. Love this!! Tell me in the comments what you would use it for! Are you needing another Gnome idea?? Check out this post… Loads of ideas. Plus they are part of the September Ding Dong Ditch. You will also need the…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Memorial and tribute to Mooch, retired punch.

    Memorial and Tribute to Mooch A few weeks ago we said goodbye to our head snoopervisor! Today I share a Memorial and Tribute to Mooch! Let me start out with a disclaimer. The cat punch is retired. It was pulled out I’d retirement for this card. Yes, it is one of those items that I keep. Let’s see what else I used… Brass Butterflies, that was a given right? How about the Crumb Cake Cardstock? Same! Two ribbons are up next, one is Linen Thread. Although the second is Natural Finish ribbon, I added some extra ink to it. Lastly, is my new favorite… Tree Rings Hybrid embossing folder with…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall to the Homestead

    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall This has been a super busy week on the Homestead, With Joe working on other things and going back to work. No updates on the painting this week. However, Deer Junior and Welcome Fall is what I have to share. There are three Deer butts in this photo. Momma and the twins were foraging on the other side of the pond. Poor Joe missed it. He was down by the pond. I am ALWAYS grateful to see all the critters. Yes, even the fox up by the chicken coop. That was a few weeks ago. They were actually back there for several minutes. With the…

  • Technique

    Thank You Kindest Gnomes with watercolor!

    Thank You Kindest Gnomes Here we are on a Friday night and September is almost over. Thank You Kindest Gnomes can be used for any season. I am soo ready for fall. I was looking at all my fall decorations today. Do you decorate for the seasons or holidays? With that being said I love this mushroom for sooo many things. I did a watercolor, no line watercolor technique. Have you tried that? I was taught by amazingly talented friend, Gina. When I grow up I hope to be as talented as she is with this technique. I added the Fern 3D embossing folder along with a dauber. I used…

  • 3D Thursday

    Bewitching Halloween 3D Thursday with Darla.

    Bewitching Halloween 3D Thursday Here we are again, this time is it Darla’s turn. This Bewitching Halloween 3D Thursday with the FREE tutorial will have your nose twitching. All you need is listed in the FREE tutorial on the facebook page or on Darla’s blog. How cute is this… You know that with all that cute ribbon, and purple. It had me right off. How about you?? This will is going to require some coloring too!! WooHOOO! All the stripes on the witches “socks”, buckles and even the box. Surprise!! More on that in a minute. This Bewitching Bundle is a stamp set and punch combo. The punch will give…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    New Weekly Deals for You, last week!

    New Weekly Deals for You This is the last week. New Weekly Deals for you and there are 14. Going out with a bang, I would say! Wanna hear what they are? Ohhh, I know that you do. Festive Foils Iridescent Trim Abigail Rose Poster Heart Pearls Sweet Sorbet Metallic ribbon Evening Evergreen Windowpane ribbon Sparkle & Shine Sequins Loose Flowers Flourishes Soft Succulent ribbon Polished Pink ribbon Gilded Leafing Pastel Pearls Black Matte Dots Gold Shimmer ribbon Copper Foil Phew, I do not know about you but I have a few things in my list. Let me know, because I can add one or all of these items to…

  • In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Thank You I appreciate You soo very much!!

    Thank You I appreciate You It feel it has been a little bit since I have said… Thank You I appreciate You soo very much! I have love that you join me each and everyday. This card is for you. The Texture Chic Suite with some Soft Succulent ribbon. The star for me is the Rose Gold foil outline for the flower and behind the ribbon. See what I mean about that foil?? I used that strip of foil to break up the two different DSP (patterned paper) pieces. Using the darker Evening Evergreen for the bottom. The Blushing Bride and foil for the top to brighten the card. Question…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Red Theme for this week on the Homestead.

    Red Theme for this week So more progress and the Red Theme for this week. The color is called Red Garnet. That is what the post,. rails, spindles, shutters and front door trim. I was working all day on Sunday to get the top of the posts painted. Check out the difference. That is only one coat of the Red Garnet on the right. There is now a second coat on that and the left is now painted also. Here is the thing. A 5 gallon bucket of paint was not enough. Joe is using a new sprayer and there has been a learning curve shall we say. Anyway, there…

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat, one day.

    Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat I am so very excited to be sharing the information on the Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat. This one day event, Saturday, October 22, is all about YOU having some Crafty Fun!! Mark your calendar and join us for this creative day of making. Yes, making six cards and two project with the following themes… Halloween, Fall and Christmas (Winter). WAIT are you wondering what kind of projects?? Cards?? No I will be sharing this. Here is all I will say. There will be two fun folds, two projects and 4 regular cards. Do I have you curious?? I bet I do!! Here is something…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Twice a week YouTube videos, did you hear??

    Twice a week YouTube videos I am soo excited to share that Twice a week YouTube videos are being added, Yes, that is correct. New exclusive videos only to YouTube. Here is one of my projects. I took this photo when my sister and her family came before moving. I made this for her and will be putting this in the mail this week!! Those smiles mean the most. WE sure had fun while they visited. I would love for you to join me because there are more videos that have been added since the above project. There is a look at some different designer series paper (DSP-patterned paper), coloring…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twila 3D Thursday Halloween slider box.

    Twila 3D Thursday Halloween This super fun idea is from Twila 3D Thursday Halloween slider box. You are just going to love it. I am going add that you might be seeing it again VERY soon!! Thanks Twila for today’s project! Be sure to head over to the 3D Thursday page and get your FREE tutorial. Ohh, so much “Scary Cute“-ness here. This project is super fun and bigger then you think. I was thinking that the corners were from the die cut set. But dang it, they are that new Very Best Trio punch. I need to add that to my wish list now, haha!! See that paper in…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Kit Together and Stamping News for you!!

    Kit Together and Stamping News I have some fun stuff today, Kit Together and Stamping News to share. On Saturday, October 22 here in the “studio” we will be celebrating a Kit together. Not just this kit. Any of the Kit Collection ones. You get to pick. Do you have one sitting in your crafty space that needs some love?? How about a Paper Pumpkin kit (or two) that you want to finish up? Here is a super fun way to hang out, get some crafty time and get things done!! We will start out at 1 pm central time. I will have past Paper Pumpkins here if you run…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Progress is slow on the Homestead this week.

    Progress is slow on the Homestead Is it just me has everyone had a weird week?? Friday was especially rough, as you know. We are missing Mooch. Although Progress is slow on the Homestead, things are moving forward. Yes, photo was picked for this post. Why?? Well, because I want to share but not tooo much. haha. All the prep and organizing. Supplies and STUFF is here. Not I need the weather and all that to cooperate. Sound familiar?? I bet it does. You are not alone. The best laid plans, right?? Remember the pile of wood mess that I shared last week?? Well those that guessed it was about…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    More August Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, first.

    More August Paper Pumpkin I have two More August Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for you. One today and the second on Saturday. This one turned out soo amazing that I gave it away already. This uses an envelope as apart of the packaging. How can you say enough about how BEAUTIFUL the are in person. Please note that the Mossy Meadow Braided ribbon is retired. However, I was shocked to still see it on the clearance rack. 10 yards for $2.80. Shocking!! But True There are only a couple other things added to this. I am sure you see the sentiment piece. That was an additional cardstock scrap piece. Here is…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Weekly Deals week two and a Good-bye note …

    Weekly Deals week two Today is about the Weekly Deals week two. It will be basic info on that. I am super excited to share the list of things that are included this week. There are eleven items this week…. Texture Chic Memories and More Texture Chic Cards and Envelopes Rose Gold foil paper Trinket Adhesive Flowers Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer ribbon Slimline Envelopes White Frayed Ribbon White Velvet Sheets Real Red Ruffled ribbon Soft Pastels Assortment Fresh Freesia ribbon All of these items, dang are any of these on your wish list?? I am looking at the Texture Chic Memories and More items. However, Memories and More are always…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Another August Paper Pumpkin Alternative idea.

    Another August Paper Pumpkin Here we are with Another August Paper Pumpkin Alternative. This one I have to say thank you to my friend Michelle! She is an amazing artist. She shared this at an event that I was at recently. I knew that I had to try it and needed the perfect supplies to do so. Curious what this started out as?? A soup can Yup, seriously a soup can. First I washed it out. I cut the bottom using my can opener and got to work. In my group Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club I did this in one of my alternative lives. Curious, what did you do…

  • 3D Thursday

    3D Thursday Sarah starts with a spooky idea.

    3D Thursday Sarah starts I am so excited to be be back with these amazing crafters that make up 3D Thursday Sarah starts us off with a spooky idea. If you love 3D ideas then you will want to get this FREE tutorial so that you can make this too. Thank you Sarah for this super fun idea!! This is perfect for a shelf, tiered tray or table top decoration. Adding in a LED tea light to the inside and you will get this soft glow all season. Is it bad for me to say that I missed the Pretty Birds Bundle in the annual catalog?? I do not know…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Joe has a new Tool, plus big plans for more work.

    Joe has a new Tool I was happy to have a visitor at the Homestead. Christine and her Mom were able to stop on their way home from Shipshewana. We had a very nice, short visit and dinner. Joe outdid himself with smoked pork. So happy that they could stop. However more about Joe has a new Tool. Trust me lots have been going on. I will admit not by me. Wanna see what he got?? Here is the first of his new “toys”. With wanting to paint and clean up the house. This is a way to move faster and get it done. He has already cleaned up the…

  • Craft Room

    Look for something Positive each day!

    Look for something Positive I don’t know about you but with the days getting shorter… we need to Look for the something Positive! I try to keep this in mind each day! To me it kinda goes with a grateful heart. I think that we collectively can change the world. One positive action at a time. What do I mean? Things like this are contagious. Kind of like a smile. When we focus more on positive, our mind sees more positives! Yes, the challenges make us stronger. There is value in those days that are a challenge. But a conscious choice to see and be positive. That can be a…

  • Fancy Fold

    Slimline Flip Flap fold, using the Kindest Gnomes.

    Slimline Flip Flap fold Ohhh if you have not made a Slimline card or a Flip Flap you are missing out. Check out this Slimline Flip Flap fold. It is the perfect mix of the two. The Storybook Gnomes were the perfect match for this slimline. I was super excited to see if I would get the gnomes to climb the “rope” Using the Twine Essential pack to mix and “braid” the twine for out rope. Here is my favorite part. You could pick any of the four gnomes to have climbing the rope. My favorite one is the one peeking from under his hat. Using the DSP (patterned paper)…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    First week of Weekly Deals, Twelve items.

    First week of Weekly Deals Ohhh how exciting to be able to share the First week of Weekly Deals. There are twelve items that are perfect to add to your order the week! There is paper, embellishments and even a set of dies. Do I have your attention yet? Hahaha! Here is a bit more information! How about a list! Splendid Day DSP Kraft Cards and Envelopes Brushed Brass Butterflies Classic Matte Dots Summer Shadow dies Brushed Metallic Dots Kraft Gift Boxes Kraft 6 x 6 Rounds and Square Brads Linen 12 x 12 Pale Papaya ribbon Snowflake Accent Puff Paint There are a few things on my list.. how…

  • 3D Thursday

    3D Thursday returning from Vacation – Hop

    3D Thursday returning from Vacation Welcome!! Can you believe it has been a whole two months already?? Holy Cow, right?? Be sure to check out the 3D Thursday facebook page, here. We have a fun hop (starts at 5am central) for you to kick off 3D Thursday returning from Vacation. We all will be using the 3D Embossed Treat Bags. And let me also add that we are all using them differently. I love Halloween and decorating for fall. I have a few fun spooky things. And I also love giving treats. I do not even have to wait for a reason!! Anyway, here is my project. I used Blending…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last day of August reminders, don’t miss out!

    Last day of August Today is the last day of August. So do not miss out getting FREE with a $50 or $100 product purchase! I have several, humm okay maybe all, of the Sale-a- Bration. The Pigs with dies, how about my favorite the Rings of Love DSP. Yes, please! Also along with that is the Join special, with that beautiful planner. No that is NOT all either! There is free shipping a free Paper Pumpkin, catalogs and much more! Curious about it? Contact Me, I am happy to help! I am also here to remind you about the Ding Dong Ditch. This class to go is super fun…

  • Fairs / Events

    Lots to share from this last weekend, but..

    Lots to share from My head is still spinning from my trip. I am still working on it all. With that being said, I have Lots to share from my trip. Here is a peek. If you are on facebook, I hope that you have been following along. I will however give you a few highlights… amazing food, INCREDIBLE speakers, hugs, laughter, new and old friends and the New Orleans charm. To say I have a few beads is an understatement. No I did not earn them the traditional way, thankfully! One more thing… Can you believe that I had trouble finding a purple baseball style hat. Seriously, do you…

  • Girls Night,  Uncategorized

    July Girls Night Card one Hedgehogs

    July Girls Night Card Here we are looking at the July Girls Night Card one Hedgehogs. The Happy Hedgehog stamp set does have a coordinating Hedgehog punch. It really is soo much fun when thing coordinated, right? The addition of the glimmer paper was the wow part of this one. Did you notice the two different colors. This Is the 2022-2024 In-Color glimmer. So it has Orchid Oasis, with to lighter part of the ombré and the darker. I am curious, what do you think of the Orchid Oasis and Highland Heather together? I get excited when I can tweak things. Like the change of the glimmer paper. Did you…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative ideas

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative Holy Cow this is a card base you guys!! Today I want to share a couple of August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative. I have sure had a ton of fun with this kit. Let me add that I have not even begun to do ANY 3D projects yet. Shocking I know. Trust me they are coming!! However, today is all about the cards. This first one is a small change. I cut the card base (Mossy Meadow) to put it as a layer still behind the honeycomb and sunflower piece. Using Crushed Curry for the card base. Also adding a flower piece but two different pieces. Is…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes and Smiles!

    Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes I had soo much fun on Sunday! Today is all about the fall 2022 Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes and those beautiful smiles! We picked our number and made some cards. But the fun was with all that CHOCOLATE! The above photo are the envelopes that everyone received. I did not do a “goodies bag”. However, I found these expandable folders. There is even a cute little pocket on the front. Each person envelope was as close as I could get to their favorite color. I even printed and stamped each personalized card. Using that person’s favorite colors and “style”. Some no flowers, some yellow or red…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit and dinner.

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit I wanted to go to Illinois for a visit on Thursday, but Joe was working. So Monday we went to bring Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit, plus of course we took them to dinner. Do you remember last weeks post?? That bud that was starting to open. Here it is… amazing and beautiful. If you come to the house you can not miss it. Right off the porch. I am really looking forward to the rest of the blooms on this and the one on the other side. However, I do not remember the name of this one. I have several different ones and this…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Inspiration from my Heart to yours

    Sunday Inspiration from my Heart I send hugs to you. This Sunday Inspiration from my Heart. I know that we all want to be SOMEBODY. I am guilty of this too. Keep this in mind, that you bringing a smile to someone else is an inspiration. There are times that I need to remind myself that bringing that smile is more important! More loving and I am somebody because of you. The smile that you bring to my face. The happiness and encouragement we given each other. That makes you SOMEBODY! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!