• 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…

  • 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.…

  • sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022, all you need to know!

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022 To say that I am excited about the Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022, is an understatement!! I have been working on a few things already. Let me start off by saying that I think we have outgrown the house. So I have a backup plan just in case there are more than 20 in person. Which … let’s be honest is SUPER EXCITING!! Here is what you need to know. Just like last year there is a HUGE goodie bag. There is a custom bag this year too. We will again have 6 cards and 2 projects, three cards and a project in the am. Then three…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Savings are in Bloom get your mini for 20% off!

    Savings are in Bloom Look no further the sale is here, Savings are in Bloom! Get your Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss at 20% off. WooHOO!! But wait that is not the only thing on sale!! There are also 13 bundle that coordinate with the Mini that are also on sale. Wondering about what you can do with the Mini?? Well, You already know that I have it on my Live Station and use it ALL THE TIME! It really is soo convenient. It folds just like the Big on. It also has embossing folders that fit. But here is the BEST part of the Savings are in Bloom promotion.…

  • Girls Night,  Simple Stamping

    Second Girls Night card with Simple Stamping in mind.

    Second Girls Night card Here is the Second Girls Night card. I am going to say this one is a #simplestamping WIN!! All you need is Stamps, Ink and Paper. I was not sure at first about the color palette I chose, however, I am loving it now. Curious?? Check out the Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent together. A little Basic White so that you can see all that beauty!! I need to mention that the On the Horizon bundle (suite) is not available. However, the stamp set and DSP are and the rest should be available next week. Have you missed or overlooked this suite of products?? I do…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    The First of two Girls Night cards, Amazing Silhouettes.

    The First of two Girls Night Here is The First of two Girls Night cards from February. Hummm, apparently I really like this color combo because I used it in January too. I went looking for that one and apparently I have not shared it here yet… I will see what I can do to add it to the bottom. Anyway, the Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight (or Crushed Curry) make a beautiful combination! We did not use the background die from the Amazing Silhouettes bundle. However we did use all three stamps from the stamp set. Yes, it was a plan to use all three. They are easy…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin without the critters, Artfully Composed.

    Paper Pumpkin without the critters How about a few alternative Paper Pumpkin without the critters. I have heard that not everyone is a fan of the antelope, elephant and/or ape in this kit. How I am not sure, but send them to me!! I do really think there are so many possibilities with or without them. Today’s post is obviously with out. Now just to clarify, I am not talking about the peek that is at the top of this page…. I am talking about the Safari Celebration kit. The first idea that I have is adding in a Soft Suede label (from Tasteful Labels). All of the rest in…

  • Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    New Video on YouTube each week, here is a sample…

    New Video on YouTube In case you have not heard for the last four weeks I have been doing a live over on YouTube. Join my over there to get even more fun crafty projects!! Today’s post is from last week. I am live, yes LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm central time. No worried if you can not join me live the video will be there!! Need the link?? I am looking forward to many new videos!! NO worries the weekly Coffee and Cards videos will be there too!! This video was all about using scraps as this weeks video was. No waste on either of these two cards. How??…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Birthday Stamp-a-Stack, You pick your DSP!

    Birthday Stamp-a-Stack Here is all the information for the Birthday Stamp-a-Stack!! The way it is going to all work and what you will be getting!! First you will need to pick which DSP (designer series paper – patterned paper) that you want. Either the Heart and Home on the left or the Artfully Composed on the right. Need a closer look?? each name is a link, Check them out!! After you pick which paper, then you call me (email or text works too!) Sign up and join us!! Here is the basic other information… You will be making 4 different cards, five of each. Included in your $50 is a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Mooch Chickens and the Flowers all this week.

    Mooch Chickens and the Flowers This week is all about Mooch Chickens and the Flowers. I wanted to update you about the old man, Mooch. I am very thankful that he is still with us. This blind kitty navigates the house pretty well. We have added a second water fountain to the house to help him figure out where he is. No moving furniture though. I have a second table up in the craft room now and there are times he struggles. Especially when there are extra legs too. haha. It is always good when he is up wondering around. This morning he woke us up putting in his breakfast…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Rainbows and Turtles birthday card for the library.

    Rainbows and Turtles birthday card Back in January we made the Rainbows and Turtles birthday card at both libraries. This one could very easily have been a baby card too. Okay, the rainbows that are from the FREE Sale-a-Bration DSP called ‘Sunshine & Rainbows’. Adding in the cutest punch bundle Turtle Friends. It really is this cute! I think that the polka dot shell might push it over the top for me. However, it might be the cloud look that was used from the Basic Borders dies. I think I know a couple kiddos that would laugh if they got this for a birthday card. How about you?? The ‘Shell-ebrate’…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold, Birthday card

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold I am loving this Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold. This card idea was from the Culver Library Class. Those lovely ladies LOVE fun folds. I especially like doing easy fun folds! This one uses NOTHING extra. But ohh, doesn’t it look fancy!! This Stamp set Friendly Hello is FREE with a $100 purchase (there is DSP too!). I would say this could be a simple stamping card, but there are just too many die cuts on it. Starting off with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. That is where the scalloped rectangles come from. That little leave die is from the Forever Flourishing dies. Think greenery on that…

  • 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…

  • 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…