• 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…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stamp Camp with 2022-2024 In-Colors times two!

    Stamp Camp with 2022-2024 In-Colors Are you checking out those new five colors… How about a Stamp Camp with 2022-2024 In-Colors?? Have you seen these new colors?? They are beautiful. You are going to love these cards and guess what… You get to make two of each. Dang that is 10 cards!! Join me Saturday, May 28. When you either join me in person or get this as a class to go. You will have two each of each of the following colors… Tell me which one is your favorite?? These colors are like my kids, sooo NO favorites! haha!! So here is what you need to know… this camp…

  • Girls Night

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night, happy birthday

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night It is time for a Happy Dance using the Flowing Flowers for Girls Night. How did I miss this one… Dang. This one uses the beautiful stamp set Flowing Flowers. For me this set is all about the fonts. Do not get me wrong I love the flowers. You know that I do. Need a closer look?? Along with this closer look you can see that I took the Wink of Stella to the flowers. However, did you miss that Supple Shimmer butterfly?? Ohh you know that was a must! Adding a bit of sparkle. In addition to switching the orientation of the cards, you…

  • 3D Thursday

    JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday using He’s all that.

    JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday Can you believe it is Thursday ALREADY?? Time for JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday. She is using the He’s All That Suite. It is perfect for this time of year!! Isn’t this the perfect gift for the BBQ master in your life!! I can not wait to try out this Tutorial … but first to find the perfect BBQ sauce. Wondering where all this awesome BBQ stuff comes from?? Well it is the He’s All That Suite. Right in the new annual catalog (page 78). I can say that this suite was one that was on my list. How about you?? Why?? The DSP of…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers a Bird and Sand, a whole lot of sand!!

    Flowers a Bird and Sand This week is all about Flowers a Bird and Sand. This first photo is not your typical flower though. This one has lace flowers though. This is a small little piece of my first wedding dress. Did you know that there are amazing seamstresses that sew what they call Angel Gowns?? Curious, right?? Well check out that ruler. That dress is 11 inches. These amazing ladies are making gowns for babies that have passed WAY too soon. No matter if miscarried, SIDS or so many other things. My cousin Candi advised me that she will be able to get at least 13 gowns from my…

  • Craft Room

    Thank You for all the Birthday wishes, it was great!

    Thank You for all the Birthday wishes What a great day…. Thank You for all the Birthday wishes! Let me tell you all the Shenanigans I had today! Joe came home from working midnights and took me to breakfast. We sat and enjoyed french toast, coffee and my favorite waitress. However, while on our way to breakfast I remembered that I needed to renew my drivers license. So after having some fun with my Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club ladies, that was next on my list. Out to the truck to do that and run back to Knox for my nail appointment, I needed a repair. I came home to…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Last Days to sign up, for the Butterfly Birthday Bash!!

    Last Days to sign up We are on the Last Days to sign up for the Butterfly Birthday Bash. Now, I know that I have been talking and talking about it. I know that you have questions. Please ASK!!! Today’s post is going to be a look back at last year and a breakdown in case you still trying to figure it out. Starting off with a peek from last year. I so love all those smiling faces, don’t you?? I know you will be smiling when you leave this year too!! We will be making six cards and two projects. That will be split in half. Part in the…

  • Girls Night

    Second March Girls Night card using Sweet Strawberry

    Second March Girls Night For the Second March Girls Night card I used the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch. Please keep in mind that this stamp set is already sold out. The punch is still available!! Added in the Label me Fancy punch for the Birthday sentiment. Just like the first card, The live version was tweaked just slightly. Want to check out the live?? All of these are done on the Whispers In Ink facebook page. Although both use all the same things, with a change of orientation. I am not sure which is my favorite. How about you?? Curious about the colors?? Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and…

  • Girls Night

    March Girls Night Card one of two, Seas the Day

    March Girls Night Card Here is the in person card and the online version of the March Girls Night Card. This is the First of two. You know that I like to change things up just a bit in my live version. I love having all these amazing birthday cards! Have you tried this class kit yet?? Ohh, I love sending out these great cards, parts and envelopes. Want to join me next time?? Here is how… Make a purchase of $25 (minimum), email me to get your packet for the May kit. Or you can pay the flat fee of $15. Both have additional shipping fees. The card on…

  • YouTube video

    Saying Good-bye Beauty of Friendship, for YouTube.

    Saying Good-bye Beauty of Friendship Sad to say that we are Saying Good-bye Beauty of Friendship and Nature’s Beauty. I want to start off by saying that the Nature’s Beauty stamp set is already SOLD OUT!! Along with 50 (yes, fifty) other stamp sets. Okay, There is some good stuff to mention. If you have waited, all five of the 2020-2022 In-Colors cardstock and ink are still available. I can not say that about the ink refills however Just Jade, Bumblebee and Magenta Madness are already SOLD OUT!! Okay, back to the cards…. Okay, note that there are a few differences in these two cards. The Granny Apple Green card,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Today is the P.I.T.A.’s birthday, Trevor hope it great!!

    Today is the P.I.T.A.’s birthday There he is, I had to dig back to last year for a photo, Today is the P.I.T.A.’s birthday! Trevor I do hope that you have a GREAT day. I bet that those that have not call you a P.I.T.A. are wondering what it means. Well, Pain In The, and I will leave the last word out, which I know you can fill in. Today he turned 32. man I am kinda feeling old. I know he went to visit my parents yesterday, I saw him when I was out at my parents a couple weeks ago. I know Mom enjoyed spending time with him…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Retiring

    All Squared Away Retiring Soon Bundle idea.

    All Squared Away Retiring Join me today, looking at the All Squared Away Retiring soon bundle. I paired this one with an embossing folder that is also perfect for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. Meadows Moments is a double folder set and also retiring (and 50% off too!!). Which is a win in my book. It really is so worth celebrating all of these layers. To get this look you will want to cut out the full square twice in two different colors. In this case it is Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent. I chose the Cajun Craze for the Clay pots that I have been planting in already.…