• Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday WOW card idea.

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday I am loving this Heart and Home Suite Birthday card. How about you?? This card gives you a look at two different pattern peeks. This one is also all about the 2020 – 2022 In-Colors. What do I mean?? Well both the Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider used here are retiring the end of April. And if you forgot… It is always better to get what you need sooner rather then later!! Although the Jan – June Mini and what Suites it has goes until June (haha). If you love this suite as I do you will want to REALLY stuck up!! Grab your Wink…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    All the Christmas Festivities, baking and family.

    All the Christmas Festivities I know with All the Christmas Festivities we have all had, it is time to relax. Well for a minute anyway. Today’s post is all about the last few days. I am super excited to say that Trevor and Bee were able to join us this year. It has been a few years since he has been out to the homestead. There was tons of prep work to do like… Grandma Ward’s Christmas Cookies Baking of course. This is a family tradition. My mom’s mom made these EVERY year. She even gave them as gifts to friends and family. They really do bring back amazing memories.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    How do you take your coffee?? Serious enough?

    How do you take your coffee Sooo, How do you take your coffee?? You know that is a VERY serious thing around here!! Joe still gives me a hard time because I put cream in my coffee. Okay flavored creamer. However, I have seriously cut back on how much. I do love my coffee and with the weather cooler, I find that I am drinking much more. What is your favorite beverage?? Here is another question, do you have ONE favorite cup? or do you have more?? I have moved the spring summer cups to the basement. Why?? to make room for the Christmas cups of course!! Holiday Hugs and…

  • sneak peek

    Another Thank you from me, ideas and directions.

    Another Thank you from me Here I am with another way to say Thank you. I hope you are feeling the love. I sure have been having fun coming up with ideas for you and this whole SHOPPING weekend. This one however is one that I offer every month. With every order of $40 or more in product you get ALL 16 of these project ideas. And NO it is just not pictures. The full “grocery list” of supplies, All the cuts and step by step instructions too!! Think about that for a minute. You can get ALL of these use what you have and create some fun out of…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Small Business Saturday Fun, join the Mystery!

    Small Business Saturday Fun I am getting ready for some Small Business Saturday Fun. Care to join me?? All you need to do is shop, which you might already be doing. Check your list, do you have a few crafty gifts for a friend, family member or even YOURSELF?? Well here is the time to get your order in. WHY?? Well, because you will get a chance to get an entry to win the Birthday box of goodies. I have it valued OVER $200. It includes but not limited to Stamps, Dies, Punches, Cardstock and patterned paper. I am telling you you are going to be all set for creating…

  • 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…

  • Girl’s Night

    Come and join the girls night club make 2 of 2 different cards Always Happy Birthday cards! This class is $15 or FREE with a qualifying purchase In person is the first Friday of each month. Online is the third Wednesday of each month.

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday

    Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card, Brilliant Wings.

    Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card Here you go, Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card. Ohh, come on you are not surprised are you?? If so, here is the thing. There is a story about a butterfly from when Joe and I first started dating. If you do not know about that story, you will have to ask me. Anyway, I used the Brilliant Wings dies and Enjoy the Moment for the sentiments. I thought that the font was PERFECT. Grunged up all the edges, the ripped and even the butterfly too. The DSP is from the host pack, Pattern Party. I love this pack. Lots of Black and White patterns. I used the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby.

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby Today I wish to say… Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby, Joe. As all married couples we have had tough times. However we have had some GREAT times too. I am happy to say that YES, there have been more great times! Sweetie, Happy Birthday! Guys, he made me promise that I would not have any big fan fair. That means no parties, not card requests and NO cake. What the HECK. Well, he did not say I could not say anything here… haha. I know you join me in wishing him a wonderful day. Check back tomorrow for his birthday card. Hugs and…

  • 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…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration, two inspiration ideas.

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration Ohhh, my goodness, Last day for Sale-a-Bration and the Summer Shadows dies. Both of the card ideas in this post are from August’s Mystery Card Night. I would love for you to join us on Friday October 8th for the next one. I have a facebook group called Mystery Card Night and Games (<<== link). Anyway, the stamped flowers are from Shaded Summer, remember it was a Ding Dong Ditch featured stamp set. The Flower and vellum leaves that are the center piece of this card are from the Sale-a-Bration dies. They are FREE with a $100. Yes, you heard right. FREE one of my favorite…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    Bonus July DDD card idea, Expression in Ink

    Bonus July DDD card Here is the Bonus July DDD card. I really loved the idea of using the flower die cut and matching it up with one of the “flowers” on the DSP. Here was the idea. I wanted to be able to give you flowers. The Expressions in Ink Suite ( DSP, Ephemera pack and bundle) to me is colorful and happy. Yes, it will bring a smile to your face too. Now I realize that not everyone like flowers. The DSP pack is not all about them. I love the movement of the alcohol color variation. Come on it is Cool!! In case you missed here are…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    July 2021 DDD part two – the last two cards.

    July 2021 DDD part two I hope you are enjoying the July 2021 DDD part two. Today’s two cards are using all the parts from the Ephemera kit. Wondering what that is?? Well, basically it is all the foil and embellishments in one pack. Not only does it make it easy but it is affordable too. The Expressions in Ink Suite includes the Ephemera kit. However if you want to purchase separately it is only $7. Inside you will find 5 sheets of foil pretties and a sheet of sequins with glue dots already. Using that kit to highlight the Happy Birthday sentiment. Using one outline section and what would…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    July 2021 Ding Dong Ditch, first look at the cards.

    July 2021 Ding Dong Ditch Today let’s look at the first two July 2021 Ding Dong Ditch card ideas. If you are wanting information on the current class to go – Ding Dong Ditch check here. The above is where we start. Keeping things a little simple and you know we are going to build your confidence by the time we get to the fourth one. Ohh, but wait there is a fifth one too!! Remember I said simple, right. I like this one because you can get four cards from the one 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I also like this one because you can very easily make…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Ding Dong Ditch from June, see that stamp.

    Last two Ding Dong Ditch Are you ready for the Last two Ding Dong Ditch. This one is all about the DSP. Which is included in the class items. Curious check out this post. Keeping this background layers neutral so that you can use ANY of the subtle colors you wish! Now this ribbon was an addition to the kit. Why?? Because the “embellishment” typically, but this time was the embossing folder group. Yes, it had to be purple. Gorgeous Grape to more specific. Too many layers?? Keep in mind that these are only small sections of three different sheets. No matter if the small patterns are the same. Pick…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday

    Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said Bundle

    Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said Ohh this Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said looks fancy dontcha think?? It really comes down to that punch. Using the fancy top part of the tag. I did the same on all four corners and really it was like BOOM!! Using the Highland Heather to add the flowers. This bundle is a stamp and punch, Elegantly Said Bundle. The add of the Metallic cord and the Metallic Pearls complete the elegant look. I was wondering if I should have stamped a few flowers on the Highland Heather layer?? What do you think?? I am still wondering, humm. Although this is a beautiful birthday card, I…

  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile using the pansies.

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile. Can it get much better then Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile?? I do not think so. Say hello to Judy. She is my neighbor and my dear friend. How much fun that we have birthdays only a few days apart!! She has tough be lots about “farm” life. But mostly about Chickens, Gardening and Canning. She and her hubby have “adopted” Joe and I as extended kids. We always give each other flowers for our birthdays. This was fun for me too. My mom helped me pick out this wonderful hanging basket when she visited just before my birthday. For this one, no…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus Product Medley

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus I am still having fun with this Product Medley. Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus is just one of many more. This one is a brighter card, especially from last weeks, here. The Calypso Coral helps a bunch. Why do I love this layout?? Well because it showcases two DSP’s at once. You get enough of the patterns too. Just too much fun!! To share a few more things about this medley… The DSP, twine, dies and stamp set all go together. Ohh dang I almost forgot about the felt flowers. However, I love the twine. No surprise I am sure. I had fun doubling up the two…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Flowering Cactus with Curvy dies. FUN!!

    Flowering Cactus with Curvy Can you believe this Flowering Cactus with the Curvy dies card?? I really wanted to try and use up some of these left over pieces. Even the sentiment is from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. However the pieces that it is sitting on are 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch and the Tasteful Labels dies for the layering piece. Do you want to hear my favorite part?? It is the Curvy dies. This fun little add really worked out. And to thing that the top here was an extra piece. Really, it was the bottom piece that I had a plan for. Hummm, did I share that…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    February’s Second Girl’s Night Card, Enjoy the Moment.

    February’s Second Girl’s Night card. Here is February’s Second Girl’s Night card… Did you miss the first one?? Check out Sunday’s post here. I wonder … did you miss this stamp set in the Mini?? It is called Enjoy the Moment. I love this and really think of fall when I originally saw it. Why?? because that is when I collect seed from the dry flowers in the garden. That really is what these images are. Seed pods of all sorts. The largest image is poppy seed pods. That is usually the first pods you can collect. Mid summer usually. I know, ANYWAY… This card came together pretty quick cause…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy last Library card with my favorite DSP.

    Happy last Library card. Today is all about the Happy last Library card. Yes, using my favorite Flowers & Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. Using a slightly different color scheme then the last cards. I sure hope that you are not sick of seeing this DSP because there is SOO much more to come. And it is FREE!! Here is how I can help you get to that $50. Cardstock, stamp set and punch. I bet that gets up pretty darn close. Here is the list… Pool Party cardstock Bumblebee cardstock Small Bloom punch Best Year stamp set Guess what the total is?? $50.50 Now you might have those cardstock colors.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for two..

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration Yes, that is a huge list: Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for these cute cards. Here is the best part, the DSP and stamp are … FREE Yes, they are both from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The Oh So Ombre DSP is free with a $50 product purchase and then the Approaching Perfection stamp set is also free with a second $50 product purchase. To help you get there the Stamparatus is a must. Now, you only need $51 more. Add in your Basic White, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstock. However, you will not want to forget the BLING!! Whether it is the Reversible Ribbon or…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

  • 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…