• 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Technique

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse for 3D Thur

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse This week I am excited to share this awesome idea!! This week for 3D Thursday it is my turn. Here is what I have for you, Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse. I am using several new items. Let’s see if you can find them. I am so loving this color combo, how about you? The new Petunia Pop and Highland Heather I think is a new favorite! Adding in something that you know I already love, woodgrain and flowers. Although you may be curious about these new items?? You will need to wait until May. The Country Birdhouse bundle and Country Woods DSP are in the new…

  • Paper Share

    Part 1 2024 Annual Catalog Share info.

    Part 1 2024 Annual Catalog Share It is that time again… we have a new catalog coming and you know what that means!! New stuff and all that goes with it. Here is Part 1 2024 Annual Catalog Share information. Yes, there is a part two which includes ribbons and embellishments. However, let’s start off with all those BEAUTIFUL papers. There are 11 new Designers Series Papers (patterned papers)… All of these papers are beautiful. I was able to see most of them in Houston. I am offering two different options this time for the DSP’s. Option 1 – get the regular paper share as I have always done it…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Bricks Flowers Tea and Butterfly fun

    Bricks Flowers Tea and Butterfly There are a ton of bricks. Although some are in current use. These however are not, anymore. This week on the Homestead its all about Bricks Flowers Tea and Butterfly fun with a friend. Dad, do you know where the bricks are from?? Yes, you should you supervised. Joe and I have been debating on whether to remove them or not. And yes, I have a couple ideas on where these are going instead. You know that I will share when these things are started. Stay tuned!! I started in on the weeds this last weekend. However, I needed to stop and check out the…

  • Craft Room

    Do you NEED a 24-25 Annual Catalog?

    Do you NEED a 24-25 Annual Catalog Ohhh this is the question I have for you today, Do you NEED a 24-25 Annual Catalog?? If you want my two cents the answer is… YES!! I am loving all the fun new ideas in here. There are card ideas for miles. There are some techniques and soo much more. So I ask you, Do you want one?? Please comment below or let me know, so that I can add you to my list! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Reminders Paper Pumpkin and BB Bash

    Reminders Paper Pumpkin and BB Bash Today there are a BUNCH of things that you need to know. Reminders Paper Pumpkin and BB Bash (Butterfly Birthday Bash). Ohhh, do not forget about Mystery Card Night too!! Let’s start with the April Paper Pumpkin. You know how excited I am about this.. Butterflies.. Heck yeah!! There is a die cut add on for this one too. I will be sure to share in my live Wednesday!! Ohh yeah, join me in the morning on YouTube for our second look at the March Memorable Meadows box. Today (Wednesday) is the last day to sign up!! I know you will not want to…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A Look Back and Signs of Spring work

    A Look Back and Signs of Spring Here is a blast from the past. This happened 14 years ago. Joe and I were married right here on the Homestead. That is a Look Back and Signs of Spring all in one, right?? My craft room was our ceremony site. The kitchen and family room were the site of the rest of the festivities. I always say that there is good mojo in the craft room and this is one of the reasons. Both of our families were here, Trevor was home too. Remember back then he was a Marine about to be deployed for the first time. Lots of great…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2024 cutoff

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2024 cutoff Ohhh, time is running out. Yes, I have spots left. I would love for you to join me for Butterfly Birthday Bash 2024 cutoff is April 10. There is only 5 more days. Did you sign up and you have a friend that would like to come too. I would love for them to join us too. Here is the break down about what you can expect… Let me also add that you will not use all of the items in your goodie bag. I sure hope that you get all sorts of ideas. Cost $95. Ohhh but wait there is more… We have a…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed 3D Thursday

    Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed Are you thinking about Mother’s Day yet?? Apparently someone is already. Check out Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed for 3D Thursday this week. She has come up with a super cute holder that works perfectly with the Flowering Zinnia paper. This could be a fun way to send some seeds to a friend for their birthday or even no reason at all. Are you looking for a different way to give a gift card too?? You can attach it to the back of the seed packet. I could soo see this with more than one packet too. Ohh, this with the Perennial Lavender paper too. Add in…

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Watercolor with Inspirational Sketches two ways

    Watercolor with Inspirational Sketches two ways Are you on the fence with the Inspirational Sketches?? I am hoping that after today that will change!! Watercolor with Inspirational Sketches two ways. No matter if you are on Team Purple or not I think both of these WORK!! Tell me in the comments what you think? Need a closer look?? So I think that maybe the title of this post might be a little bit off? Well, maybe not. I not only used the White but the Green too. Both of these are gate folds too. At the end of this post is the link to the video (in case you missed…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Spring work and a Kitty on the Homestead

    Spring work and a Kitty on the Homestead Well, as you can see here, Momma is NOT doing much work. This week has been all about Spring work and a Kitty on the Homestead. It is sure funny to see all the different nap spots that her and Mr Gorilla Cookies has. I wish I could enjoy a sunny spot like this!! It is a tad chilly yet. As you can see by these photos, the bulbs are waking up. I had a friend stop by today and say that she saw a tulip blooming too. I have not gone to investigate. Top left is off the porch and these…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Happy Easter with Throughout the Year.

    Happy Easter with Throughout the Year I hope that you will have a truly wonderful day today. Today’s Happy Easter with Throughout the Year card idea was made in my Coffee and Cards video yesterday!! Do you remember about a month ago we had a guest designer for 3D Thursday?? Lisa Fleming did an amazing treat cross. I knew that I needed to take that idea and make it a card. Cutting the Cross treat down from 1 inch to 1/4 inch. That way we can use it on the front of our card. Adding in a few Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia flowers. Also some Granny Apple Green and…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    March 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Bee Mine

    March 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Here is all the information you need for the March 2024 Ding Dong Ditch featuring the Bee Mine DSP. Let me start by saying this one is one you NEED!!! Here is why, this suite was promoted as a valentine set. Yeah, well, that is now how I have used it!! I promise this one is OUT OF THE BOX!! Yes, I used the Bee my Valentine bundle. However, I did add a couple of things to it. In case you missed it, I shared all the cards in my Saturday Coffee and Cards video and will again this weekend. Reminder that I go live…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twilas Mini Bunny Box 3D Thursday

    Twilas Mini Bunny Box Need a last minute Easter idea?? How about a FREE tutorial?? Check out Twilas Mini Bunny Box for 3D Thursday this week. I think that this is soo dang cute. I need to make this so that I can see what all will fit inside. Twila added some Kisses and little ‘grass’ which helps you get an idea of the size here. Even if you do not have this exact DSP you can still make these. I could see, pink papers, or even some happy yellow papers too. Tell me what would you use?? I wanted to be sure to give you a photo of the…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Memorable Meadows PP Possibilities 2024 Hop

    Memorable Meadows PP Possibilities 2024 Hop I am super excited to be doing the Memorable Meadows PP Possibilities 2024 Hop this month. I have a simple but pretty slimline card idea for you this time. When I saw the 4 1/4 x 11 cardbase, this was the first thing that I thought of. I used Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia for the layers. Just use your bone folder to reduce the score in the middle. I left the wood piece un-colored. Plus I snapped it at the top three leaves. I felt that the whole piece was just too big. Adding in the deckled circle and fussy cutting of the…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Facebook changes Paper Pumpkin lives…

    Facebook changes Paper Pumpkin Guys there are a bunch of price changes coming our way. Shocking, right?? Plus there are Facebook changes Paper Pumpkin lives will be moving too. With all of these changes be sure to check out my blog so that I can keep you up to date. First… the price of Paper Pumpkin is going up $1.50 a month. However, you could take advantage of the PrePaid subscriptions and save. This will also qualify you for rewards if you get a little more than a six months subscription. As you may or may not know, facebook is not allowing third party apps, like the one I use…

  • 3D Thursday

    Sunny Thoughts for 3D Thursday by ME!!!

    Sunny Thoughts for 3D Thursday by ME!!! This week is my turn. I found a treasure while looking for something. No, I still have not found it. However, knew that this needed to be done, Sunny Thoughts for 3D Thursday by ME!!! Are you excited?? Hahaha See what I mean… So stinkin’ cute!! This could be used for a shower Thank You, Easter treat or gift card holder with something else inside. I was even more excited to find that I had flowers small enough to use for the back of the truck. I know there is a stamp for that. However, I wanted flowers flowing out. Finding the perfect…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Buds Bulbs and a Kitty Door this week.

    Buds Bulbs and a Kitty Door Holy Cow, right?? This week I have Buds Bulbs and a Kitty Door this week. This is one of the Apple Trees. I am very worried. Fingers crossed that the Tree Frogs and Birds are right. Meaning that it is going to stay warm enough for these buds/blooms. I found several trees ready to pop. Very similar to this one. Also found this one… Remember me talking about planting three bushes on Christmas?? This Pussy Willow is one of those. Apparently it is still happy. Thankful for that!! There is a second one and it also has a few “flowers”. I will also tell…

  • Mystery Card Night

    March Mystery Card Night wanna join?

    March Mystery Card Night How brave are you?? Do you love Fun Folds? How about a good mystery? Well, if you answered YES to at least two of they and love to craft then join us for the March Mystery Card Night. You get the cuts either in the Mystery Card Night and Games group (facebook) or my YouTube (community tab). This month we are making, together, one card with moving parts. I would love for you to join us!! We really do have a fun time!! Ohh, I am live at 7pm central time on both of my channels. I look forward to you joining us Friday March 8.…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas Lavender Sachet 3D Thursday

    Darlas Lavender Sachet 3D Thursday It is that time once again. You are going to love this one… I know I say that every week, don’t I. Well, This one uses the Perennial Lavender and Lavender. I know, Darlas Lavender Sachet 3D Thursday is one that needs to be planned for… do you grow lavender?? I do. See what I mean, even a peek-a-boo part. You have have heard me talks about this DSP. However, we have used it also. Down to this exact piece. Yes, I do love me some gingham. How about you?? Can you image how awesome this smells?? Darla out did herself, down to the purple…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Donnie Clyde and a visit to Michigan

    Donnie Clyde and a visit to Michigan Ohh it has been quiet. The calm before the storm I think… This week Donnie Clyde and a visit to Michigan was all I got done. Donnie has missed popping in to say hello. Not sure why, but he has been demanding attention. Happy boy, nothing really going on, I do not think. He has been doing some helping these days too. I will see if I can get a photo of that too, haha. As you can see though, Clyde has also been helping more. This photo was taken after my Michigan trip. I think he was happy that I was home.…

  • 3D Thursday

    Easter Cross Favors 3D Thursday Guest

    Easter Cross Favors 3D Thursday We have a guest designer this week. Lisa Flemming’s has a super cute idea. The Easter Cross Favors 3D Thursday, Very Easter and looks pretty easy to duplicate. I can not wait to try it!! Here is her idea… See what I mean, How awesome is this?? I especially love how the filigree DSP on the nuggets adds to the cross. I know several followers that are going to love this!! Adding the Bough Punch is a simple and perfect touch. So how do you get the tutorial you ask… well, Check this out… HERE!! Please be sure to share you versions of this. I…

  • Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Hop

    Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Welcome to the Sweet Springtime PP Possibilities Blog Hop. I have two projects for you today… I did two to use all the left over parts of the cut little milk carton that I cut up… Starting with what I cut off of the milk carton. Do you see it?? It is the “awning” of our Springtime card. Using the ‘wreath’ and cutting it in half to make our ‘garland’. The only added piece on this card is the ‘Springtime Greetings’ sign that was added. I was excited to see the Baker’s Twine in the kit. It is not just for bows, hahaha. Here is…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Destruction Winter Spring Kitty in one week.

    Destruction Winter Spring Kitty Here is the start of the week… Destruction Winter Spring Kitty ALL in one week. Things are sure getting Crazy around here. Do not panic, Joe and I were sitting on the couch one night and were talking about the fireplace. He could not get the parts needed to fix it. We both did not like the stone on it. So out it went. Joe does not like it when I take photos of him working… BUT You know that I do it anyway. I know that you guys like to see. So does my Dad. It really turned into a HUGE mess. Shocking I know.…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Zoo Crew for February 2023 DDD online class

    Zoo Crew for February 2023 DDD online Who is ready for some fun kids cards?? The Zoo Crew for February 2023 DDD online class is what you need. I do not know about you, but I have a 5 foot 10 kid in my house and he would love these cards!! The Zoo Crew DSP is super fun. Between the dancing Hippo, Cats and Crocodiles on bicycles who would not love to get a card made with this. Adding in some ribbon and embellishments to make these cards even more fun!! Do not forget this awesome Add On stamp set, Throughout the Year. This one has a bunch of different…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Peek at Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin

    Peek at Memorable Meadows Paper There are times that sneak peeks just do not give us enough information, right?? Well, this Peek at Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin, is all I needed to see. I am getting super excited. Not only for the box, the FREE extra stamp set too. Every March Paper Pumpkin celebrates its anniversary/birthday. The best part is that we get the gift. You know that this one makes me happy because I have all my favorite colors in there. Will you be joining me?? For what?? Getting your box and stamping along with me, of course. You can sign up today and see what fun is in…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twilas PopUp tissue for 3D Thursday

    Twilas PopUp tissue for 3D Thursday I am loving this super cute idea. I am a really looking forward to getting this Zinna paper… You will be able to order it in March. Twilas PopUp tissue for 3D Thursday uses it and you are going to love it!! See what I mean?? Perfect for spring and summer. I especially love the addition of the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon. I know, I know, I love my ribbon. But how can you not?? How could this not make someone feel better immediately, right?? Be sure to check out the 3D Thursday facebook page. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Sending Smiles Easel Calendar and Post its.

    Sending Smiles Easel Calendar Ohhhh, I did this one for the 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts, Sending Smiles Easel Calendar and Post it note holder. I thought it would be fun to share here too. Using the Glorious Gingham DSP Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green cardstock colors. I hope that you could find this nice enough to put on your desk. Easy to create with a regular cardbase, desktop calendar and 3 x 3 post it notes. I might add that this could be made in several different colors. What is your favorite color?? Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    You are my Sunshine 3D Thursday – My turn

    You are my Sunshine 3D Thursday Hello everyone, I am kinda excited about this one… It is my turn for 3D Thursday. Are you wanting a fun idea and a way to use something from Sale-a-Bration?? I have just want you need!! The You are my Sunshine 3D Thursday is always fun. How cute and springy is this?? This is bigger then you think!! Remember this is a Memories & More Envelope. You will note that there is NOT one stamp. Do not worry, it will be okay!! I promise. The only thing that you need outside of the full set of the Sweet Thoughts is the ribbon. I used…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Layering Leaves For You Basket from YT

    Layering Leaves For You Basket There are only a few more days until Valentine’s Day. I love this Layering Leaves For You Basket over on YouTube. When I say this one is Super EASY!! I mean it. Cardstock, Scoring and the Perfect sentiment. You could add the ribbon handle. However, you do not need too. Did I tell you yet, how HUGE this thing is?? NOoo? Well, this photo has 6 fun size bags of M & M’s, conversation hearts and Reeses Peanut Butter cups. Ohh wait, there is still room for other goodies, gift cards OR a small gift (hint hint, jewelry would fit!!) In keeping with the Valentines…

  • 3D Thursday

    Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday from Sherri

    Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday This week it is Sherri’s turn. She has a Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday Bag topper for us. Have you gotten the FREE Watercolor Melon stamp set? You can get it or several other items FREE with every $50 purchase. Check out this little cutie!! I need to ask Sherri where she found these candies. Have you seen anything like this before. How cute AND I bet they are super yummy too!! I know that the sentiment is from the Share a Milkshake stamp set. I have to say though that I really LOVE the little ‘ruffle’ under the cardstock/DSP layers. Great way to use up some…