• Hamscher Homestead

    Spring Momma and Babies Science experiment

    Spring Momma and Babies Science I am exhausted, grateful and excited! What a crazy week! The homestead has been popping in more ways then one! The trees are flowering, like this Cleveland Pear. There are more blooms then you can shake a stick at! Holy Cow there are shades of orange, purple, white and yellow. A bit like these‚Ķ. Tulips, more Daffodils and the Forsythia. I forgot to take a picture of the Redbud. Sooo gorgeous! How is your spring garden looking? Speaking of Popping! We have kittens! Three little cuties and one happy momma! The first photo is the day they were born. The last photo is today! They…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring has sprung It Started with sign idea using daisies.

    Spring has sprung It Started You know that I am ready, but are you?? Spring has sprung It Started with this cute but simple “wood” frame from the Dollar Tree. Happy Sunday!! I hope that you were able to get outside and smell those tulips and daffodils. Mine are all super happy!! Are you looking for a simple, cut and fun decor item?? How about this one?? Measuring in at about 4 1/5 x 7 3/4 This would be perfect for a tiered tray, standing with some spring flowers or even on its own. Here is the best part, I can very simply remove the DSP that it is all…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow. What a week here.

    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow It was an interesting week… From Suntea to Flowers and Snow this morning. Welcome to spring in the Midwest, right?? I also heard that this coming weekend is suppose to be over 70. We will see what happens. I can say that I sure did enjoy the suntea that I made on Thursday. When it was sunny. haha During one of my walk abouts, I found a new volunteer. The grape hyacinths (far left) I did not plant. I really do appreciate when the birds bring me flowers!! Middle photo is the first blooms on my creeping phlox. I have several different colors. This…

  • 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.…

  • Fancy Fold

    Fancy Fold Flowering Cactus with the Product Medley

    Fancy Fold Flowering Cactus This fun fold or fancy fold Flowering Cactus using all the parts of the Product Medley. Staring with all the fun little die cut shaped that you get from one sheet of DSP. Have you taken a look at the Flowering Cactus Product Medley?? Did you know that there is an add on?? How about that you can make over 50 cards by just adding cardstock?? And that is just with the product medley itself. Dang, can you imagine?? How many you could make with the full medley and the add on?? Holy cow!! Keep in mind that I did not make just cards either. You…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Team Meeting

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations plus so much more…

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations Today on the homestead Kittens, Mooch and Spring Decorations. Ohh, there are going to be a lot of awww’s and soo cute on this post for sure! They sure are cute. However, they started getting into just a little bit of trouble this last week. I can say that is really has been fun to watch them explore though. Cuddles goes out to spend time with Junior everyday. It really is the best way to start and end the day after all. These to photos are from last week. He was actually trying to hurry so that they could go for a walk. Yes, that is…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder, bonus fancy fold

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder I do love wreaths and this Happy Easter Wreath Builder is also a fancy fold. My Mom loves stand up cards. Yes, I know she is not the only one. Here is another Culver Library class card. Did you know that we make three?? Here is the first one I shared with you. Yesterday was the second. Anyway, the ladies got to use the Blending Brushes for the first time. And yes, they loved them!! Ohhh, yeah just to let you know they are going to be back in stock shortly, I will be sure to let you know!! Everything else in this card is all…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass.

    Easter Blessings with Rabbits I happy Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass to you. This little cutie was for the Culver Library Class. Great Spring Colors and the simplicity of it make me happy. Yes, pull out your Stamparatus for the best way to line the four little rabbits up. Kinda funny thing. I stamped the card and knew that I wanted to add the grass. Which dies set was that darn grass in?? Found it!! The die cut grass if from the Special Day dies, which has the cutest coordinating stamp set Special Someone (retiring). Anyway, keeping with the spring theme it had to be a BRIGHT Granny…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  In-Colors

    Quick Visit with Mom and Homestead stuff.

    Quick Visit with Mom This last weekend I had a Quick Visit with Mom. That was on Saturday after Coffee and Cards. These days I do try and find any reason to take at least one photo every time I visit. For some reason she was having trouble smiling. The first photo I took she looked angry. Thankfully this one was better. I have talked before about my mom. However, you guys it really is getting more difficult to see these little struggles. The bigger ones I expect. Dementia Sucks!! I know you guys agree. I miss the fun mom and I used to have. Going to Garage Sales and…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!

    Happy First Day of Spring Ohhh so much excitement, Happy First Day of Spring everyone!! I know I am ready to get my hand in the dirt and start planning… How about you?? Do you plant flowers or veggies. I do both… however lately it sure has been more weeds then plants. <insert shoulder shrug> Yes, I am hoping that this year for more plants. I do have a little bit more balance then in years past. Thankfully!! I have some pretty big plans though. Flower seeds are waiting to be planted. Veggie seeds are ready to plant. Just waiting for the right time…. Fingers crossed. Hugs and Have a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery on the homestead.

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery This week on the homestead we had Fuzzy Furries and Greenery sprout up. haha Starting off with the Fuzzy. Isn’t she just tooo cute!! This one is very brave. If I had to guess the leader of the trouble makers. She is an escape artist. Yup, I thought I sent them all to Kendra. Apparently NOT!! This picture was from earlier this weekend. She has neck feathers coming in now too. I can not wait to see all the colors. Ohh poor Mr Bigglesworth he is just soo exhausted. From what?? I have no clue. You know it is very rough being a kitty on the…

  • Coloring

    Spring – Fable Friends

    Happy Spring! With the sun shining and all the rain we have gotten the last few days… The Ducks in the raincoats is PERFECT! I am also sorry to say that these little cuties are on the retiring list. sad! You can use either the watercolor pencils or your Stampin’ Blends to do your coloring, just be sure to use the correct ink. Not sure which is correct?? StazOn ink for watercolors Momento ink for Stampin’ blends I almost forgot to mention the Tailored Tag Punch. That is what I used so that you can see the Momma duck that is stamped on the inside. And no worries that one…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Spring found everyday…

    Have you noticed?? Mother Nature is still marching on … In her normal crazy fashion. Last year I decided to see if the irises will truly grow any where. Out by the street we have several old oak trees. One of those has a “hole” just at chest height. While “thinning” out a batch of these crazy tubers, I wanted to see if it would even be happy here. Apparently happy enough to sprout. But the big question will we get a flower?? The Red Delicious apple tree is getting ready to show off for the neighbors.. Thankful that this cooler weather came now before the flowers opened all the…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter How are you doing?? I know for me the day today was a struggle. Not being able to see family, or even spend time with my hubby was just weird. Usually I travel out to Illinois and have a fun, but CRAZY dinner with the whole family. Not today. Poor Joe who is still considered an essential worker, is working. How did you spend your holiday?? You would think that I was in the craft room today, actually I was not. I spent the day chilling out, watching TV and did a little baking. The kitties kept me toasty and on schedule. They can tell time you know!…