• YouTube video

    Red White and Blue themed decor In-Colors

    Red White and Blue themed With this holiday weekend, I wanted to share a bit of the Red White and Blue themed decor that I made over on YouTube. This is a nod to the Red White and Blue of course, Using the 23-25 In-colors for this idea. You know I am not always a traditional kinda girl. The colors used here are Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path and Boho Blue. I sure hope that you enjoy this summer themed decoration. Be sure to say hello and subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you will not miss a thing. Have a Safe Holiday! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Birthday Stamp-a-Stack in June, which DSP?

    Birthday Stamp-a-Stack in June Are you running short on birthday cards?? Well, then this is perfect timing. Join me for the Birthday Stamp-a-Stack in June on Saturday the 3rd. When you are done you will have 20 birthday cards. Five of four different deigns. And here is the bonus, you get to pick the Designer Series Paper. The first one is Earthen Elements (on the left) and the second choice is Masterfully Made (on the right). That is of course just the beginning… I would love for you to join me, Let me know if you have any questions! The cost of course would be good to know, ooops!! All…

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    2023 Butterfly Birthday Bash Fun peeks

    2023 Butterfly Birthday Bash Fun Guys I love being silly… Life is too dang short!! Let me just say that I had a blast!! The 2023 Butterfly Birthday Bash Fun can not be explained. I love seeing all the beautiful smiles, giggles, dancing and I even shed a tear or two on Saturday. However, don’t be fooled. Things were seriously serious when it came to stamping. I was honored by all my friends joining me in person from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Tennessee. Here are a few of those smiles I spoke about earlier!! No, I was bummed because I did not get to take photos with EVERYONE. However,…

  • Happy Birthday

    Playing in the Rain Happy Birthday set

    Playing in the Rain Happy Birthday Guys how did I not share this set with you sooner!! The Playing in the Rain Happy Birthday Set uses the Playing in the Rain suite and the Biggest Wishes Stamp set. This card and gift bag tag are just what you would need to give the perfect gift. Cough Cough, My birthday is next week. Just Saying!! Isn’t this card a happy one?? Using two different DSP from that suite. I think though my favorite part is the little daisies that have been glued to the ‘Daisy’ DSP and sentiment. The perfect addition AND that glittered ribbon of course!! Plus using all those…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2023 One Day event.

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2023 The one day event of the season. The Butterfly Birthday Bash 2023 is a little over a month away. I have been talking about it for a while. This is my way of celebrating my Birthday. The best part is that I get to celebrate with all the things I love… See what I mean… All the fun stuff. But there is so much more. Goodie Bag (valued over $40), lunch, new friends and old ones too. Ohh, yeah I almost forgot, Cards and Projects too. Can you believe it we will have time to craft?? Hahaha, I promise you will leave this event with fun…

  • YouTube video

    Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing bundle in orange

    Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing You guys know I love hugs… So is it a surprise with this sentiment that I had to have this bundle?? The Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing is super fun. In case you are not aware of what a Hybrid embossing folder is all about… Let me share a bit. These embossing folders not only pressure emboss, they can also cut. All in one run. Seriously, one pass and the texture is there along with the pieces. Today’s oranges were highlighted with Mango Melody and Crafty White. Adding in a bit of fresh cut look with Wink of Stella. I love the bumpy texture on the rind…

  • Masculine Cards

    Country Bouquet and Lucky Clover in Evergreen.

    Country Bouquet and Lucky Clover So, I am really excited about this card. I want to start off this post that you will need to grab your Favored Flowers DSP from Sale-a-Bration. I know that Sale-a-Bration is over, but this idea was too good not to share!! Tell me in the comments did you get that pack?? Dontcha love these colors together?? Evening Evergreen and Old Olive with a splash of Gold. Adding the Country Bouquet and Lucky Clover for all out stamping for this card. I need to say… to me the pattern in this patterned paper looks gold to me. Especially after adding that small strip of gold…

  • Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    Brushstroke for Birthday or Anniversary

    Brushstroke for Birthday or Anniversary Hummm, it was so hard to pick which of this Specialty paper to pick. There are three different colors in the pack, Soft Succulent, Night of Navy and Blushing Bride. Today’s Brushstroke for Birthday or Anniversary uses all three. Which would you pick… Celebrating You or Biggest Wish? So the Night of Navy version uses the Celebrating You and the Happy Anniversary stamp. This set is by far the bests for most occasions. Birthday, Easter, Wedding and more. Now on to the Biggest Wish which has Thanks, Hello and Birthday. Here is what I love… The two different fonts. It just makes it fun. Looking…

  • Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies maybe fall.

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies With all that is going on around here. I know we are getting ready for Christmas. However, I did want to share this alternative ideas using the Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies. Guess where you will find this one?? Yup, you guessed, over on YouTube. I even added a bit of details to help this Gingerbread house look a bit more like a cabin. I hope you like this video. Okay, I know it is more fall like… I needed to share this idea. because I could also see this as a winter scene. Imagine the Aspen dies and adding in this cabin…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Third August Ding Dong Ditch Birthday card

    Third August Ding Dong Ditch Here we are with our Third August Ding Dong Ditch card. This one is a birthday card. This Evening Evergreen with the Soft Succulent is just amazing together with that pop of Basic White. Yes, that is even White Craft ink too. Did you know that the Ding Dong Ditch cards are not only with a PDF. I also created them online too. That is the third Wednesday of each month over on facebook. Now I will share that when we make them there, I do take some creative liberties. Meaning I tweak them with help from those that are in the live with me.…

  • 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

    Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape Full Display

    Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape I had so much fun last weekend in Wisconsin. Although, I did a full display using Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape event. I did have loads of fun with the 3D ideas and fun folds! ohhh holy cow the fun folds. I did do a couple of simple stamping too. I loved all the variety. No not just Christmas. I did spring, fall and even a bit of summer too. In every display, I always try and feature all the stamps, dies and DSP. If you look really close above the stamps are the four colors of embellishments too. Look at al those coordinating colors. Holy Cow,…

  • In-Colors

    Campology with Parakeet Party fun fold idea.

    Campology with Parakeet Party Continuing on the with the 2022-2024 In-Colors. How about this Campology with Parakeet Party and Shaded Spruce?? And for a BIG win a fun fold too!! I went back to a monochromatic look for the one. I really went through all our GORGEOUS greens to see what would go best. The Shaded Spruce really gets that Parakeet Party to POP!! I think that the Basic White inside does not hurt either. What do you think?? Using the Shaded Spruce ink for the background trees and the Evergreen border punch. Have you used that yet?? If not it really is pretty easy. I think a double or…

  • Retiring

    Last Chance on lots of things!! Take a peek at this.

    Last Chance on lots of things Wanting to be sure that you know that there are only a few days left (June 30). Today is from the Flowing Flowers stamp set. It was also a Team Swap. I am also going to be adding a few links to past posts for a few other things that we are saying goodbye too. Here is your reminder of Last Chance on lots of things. The stamp set is retiring, however the Bark 3D embossing folder is already retired. Yes, I am super sad. I could see using the Timber 3D embossing folder too. I am loving the Pale Papaya with the Mango…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    June is almost over, holy cow. Month end reminders.

    June is almost over Can you believe that June is almost over. Seriously, there is only one week left. With all the fun we have been having in this heat, YUK!! All I have to say is it is the perfect excuse to stay in and craft!! In the air conditioning of course!! Although that is not what I have been doing, how about you?? How about the June Ding Dong Ditch to get you motivated?? Did you see all the great stuff for that?? Just a quick recap… You will get 1/4 pack of DSP, Cardstock and 1/2 pack of embellishments. All for $15. Ohh, and you get instructions…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead to look at.

    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead This seemed like a great place to start, the entrance. With Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead the beginning is best. If you have been up my walk you know that I love to has flowers here too. The flowers will be coordinated throughout the front porch. Some pops of orange and white all throughout. Just above the wagon and pots is this hanging basket. Here is where the purple gets tied into the soon to be blooming Dahlias further down the porch. The middle photo is just to the left of the front door. Joe and I love Coleus. All the…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring item still available.

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring One last Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring Seas the Day bundle. One of these cards I did for the library and the other was for YouTube. I love the large sea die, however, Ohhh the possibilities. Using all the seaweed and little parts. Which is your favorite the octopus or the crab?? The concept of these are pretty much the same. I have to say that the dies are super fun in this bundle. I wanted to try and add a pop of color using the Tahitian Tide. Using that with the Calypso Coral for the crab was a total winner!! I do…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    June Ding Dong Ditch 2022 using He’s All That suite.

    June Ding Dong Ditch 2022 Are you in need of some masculine card ideas?? How about using some of the new annual catalog products?? The June Ding Dong Ditch 2022, is what you need. Here is a way for you to get your hands on not only the He’s All That DSP but so much more. The DDD this month is all about the guys. You will get plenty of product for 4 card ideas (plus more actually). This is an online class only. The basic version is $15, shipping is extra. For the basic version, you will be a 1/4 pack of DSP (10 6 x 6 sheets plus…

  • YouTube video

    Wood and 2022-24 In Colors with “bugs” on them.

    Wood and 2022-24 In Colors Last week on YouTube I did these fun Wood and 2022-24 In Colors project. I pulled out some of my favorite punches and dies too. Here is the list of what I used…. Brilliant Wings dies Hello Ladybug bundle Sweet Songbird bundle Medium Daisy punch 2022-2024 Glimmer Paper 2022-2024 Bakers Twine Pack Orchid Oasis Metallic ribbon Parakeet Party Metallic ribbon Tahitian Tide Metallic ribbon Starry Sky Metallic ribbon Sweet Sorbet Metallic ribbon And and whole bunch of scrap cardstock pieces. But my favorite are the sticks. I used them from the yard. With all these trees there are always sticks. Keep in mind that it…

  • Holiday cards,  Masculine Cards

    My Dad He’s all That, Father’s Day card idea today!!

    My Dad He’s all That Here we go, My Dad He’s all That. I would add in a bag of chips, but he would not eat them. Here is the new He’s All That suite. I have been having lots of fun with this one. I have used it for a couple ideas. And did you know that It is the June Ding Dong Ditch too. You bet!! Anyway, Using the coordinating dies for the “badge” plus adding in a circle from the new Stylish Shapes. However, I have usually struggled with combining White and Vanilla. Apparently not for this one. I love it, YOU?? Here is a closer view…

  • Mystery Card Night

    Join in Mystery Card Night, Yes, via my blog!!

    Join in Mystery Card Night How would you like a chance to Join in Mystery Card night?? Yes, I know it is on facebook and not everyone is there. Here is your chance to check it out. Here is the link to the supplies used. I have added all the cuts and scores. You can try it out. Send me an email with your projects. Let’s see whatcha got!! This class is FREE, you use the supplies you have. I talk about how much fun we have but… I get it. I would love to see what you come up with… It really is kinda fun. Hugs and Have a…

  • 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…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  No Stamping??

    Heart and Home Memories and More card ideas DDD.

    Heart and Home Memories and More I bet you are thinking it is no stamping Saturday. Nope, these are a few of the card ideas from the April Ding Dong Ditch using Heart and Home Memories and More. I will admit these might be a favorite. shhh don’t tell!! There was some fussy cutting, but you know that was my choice. Notice, still not stamping. The combinations where also your to be decided. How about a closer look?? If you have not tried one of my classes to go, you are missing out on LOTS of extras. As you know I love helping to inspire ideas. I want to leave…

  • Fancy Fold,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Tea or Cherries Fun Fold with a YouTube video too!

    Tea or Cherries Fun Fold Did you catch this YouTube video?? I am loving both of these Tea or Cherries Fun Fold. How fun and happy are these. And I am going to tell you they are SUPER EASY!! I know you are saying no way, but seriously. I am going to ask you an important question… Which do you like better?? Because you know these are like my kids… I just can not pick. Want to see how to make this fun fold?? You can find the video here. I feel the need to point out that the Cup of Tea is a full suite with stamps, dies, DSP…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    BOGO and Last Chance reminders, Fun June specials.

    BOGO and Last Chance reminders Another fun month here in the special department… BOGO and Last Chance reminders. Starting off with the Buy one get one HALF PRICE. This is for all the current kits. I am excited about this because as you know I love Paper Pumpkin and kits are similar without the surprise. Here is your link to check and see if you can find one or two that you must have. Just a reminder this might be a GREAT way to get ahead on Christmas cards too. Don’t hate me, but why not. You can purchase the Christmas Whimsy card kit and get the Love, Santa tag…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Masculine Cards,  Retiring

    All about New Horizon DSP for quick card ideas.

    All about New Horizon DSP Today I have a stack of cards for you… That you could do in a matter of about an hour or two. Honest!! Here is where it is All about New Horizon DSP. The patterned paper (DSP) does all the work. Our first three are adding an accent of trees. The Baker’s Twine Essentials pack will give you five different options for bows are knots. The sentiments can truly be ANYTHING!! Here is where I started. Grab the colors you wish to use from the New Horizon DSP pack, 8 different colors to pick from! Grab the coordinating cardstock, a neutral of your choice. I…

  • Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer for YouTube.

    Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer In case you missed it, Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer for a YouTube video. Taking a little bit to work on some birthday cards. Wanting to make these kinda quick, but pretty too. Join me over on YouTube, so that you can catch all the new ideas. Keep in mind that those ideas are only on YouTube. In case you missed it. The Summer Shadow Dies that you were able to get as a Sale-a-Bration item last year are now in the Annual Catalog. You know that I am super excited about that. Why?? NO fussy cutting!! Also, there are extra leaves and flowers too.…

  • Fancy Fold

    Ribbon loving Fun Fold, for a Happy Birthday card!

    Ribbon loving Fun Fold You know that I am a ribbon lover. How about this Ribbon loving Fun Fold?? It is sooo easy you are going to not believe me. OHHH hold on though, I am not sure that you are ready for this one. humm?? Okay. This one is great for using up some of those scrap cardstock pieces too!! How?? Pick different colors for that Tulip builder punch. With all those amazing colors in that DSP you can really pick anything. Here is how it works… Take your 4 1/4 x 11 cardbase. Score at 5 1/2 (long across the top please). Do your corner rounding of all…