• Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    First Four 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts

    First Four 12 Days of Crafty I want to share here the First Four 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts. I had fun with it this year. I had a load of ideas and glad that I did. I had to change up a few things due to items selling out. However, all 12 Days are complete and I figured you might need a few reminders?? Maybe? Each one of the photos below will take you too the video of that day. In case you missed a day or even wanted to watch it again. Please know though that there is a Playlist that includes all from last year and…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Follow Your Dreams with Lighting the Way

    Follow Your Dream with It is NO secret that I love 3D projects. You are going to get one that I made over the summer today… Plus, my 3D Thursday, idea tomorrow. Follow Your Dreams with Lighting the Way is a super easy ‘sign’, door hanger or whatever you want it to be. There are time that we all need reminders. Funny Joe and I were talking about this the other day. He said that I have the positive affirmations all around the house. Humm, I really do… here are a few examples… Just to name a few. Really there are plenty more. I choose to surround myself with these…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Garage Sale find Redo Meadows Dies used

    Garage Sale find Redo So over the forth I was able to hit up a couple garage/barn sales and found this super cute wood frame. I knew that it would be the perfect Garage Sale find Redo. Also in keeping with our Red, White and Blue theme this month. Ohhh by the way… Are you liking the monthly themes?? Please let me know in the comments. I sure have been having fun with it. June we did Masculine cards all month long. This month has been all about the Red, White and Blue. What should next month be?? Humm, I have been wondering myself. Anyway, thinking a bit outside the…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Another August Paper Pumpkin Alternative idea.

    Another August Paper Pumpkin Here we are with Another August Paper Pumpkin Alternative. This one I have to say thank you to my friend Michelle! She is an amazing artist. She shared this at an event that I was at recently. I knew that I had to try it and needed the perfect supplies to do so. Curious what this started out as?? A soup can Yup, seriously a soup can. First I washed it out. I cut the bottom using my can opener and got to work. In my group Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club I did this in one of my alternative lives. Curious, what did you do…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 3D Thursday

    My turn 3D Thursday, with a “growing” idea.

    Happy Thursday to you, it is My turn 3D Thursday. Ohhh I am excited!! With Valentine’s Day coming I have sooo many fun ideas to share. Head on over to your local Dollar Tree and pick up some little clay post, skewers and foam so that you can make what I have for you…. See what I mean?? Growing Hearts!! I had a lot of fun creating these super cute decor items that I already have BIG plans for on my plant ledge in my kitchen. I bet you want the step by step instructions?? Well all you need to do is head on over to the 3D Thursday Free…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor

    Happy 3D Thursday everyone, Happy Fall idea.

    Happy 3D Thursday everyone I am super excited Happy 3D Thursday everyone! Excited also to share this Fun Fall sign idea. I love fall and all that it means. Change of season, fall leaves, jeans and T-Shirts even a flannel. I especially get excited to decorate. Why because I love the fall colors. Those jewel tones of Red, Orange and dark Green. How about today’s Project?? If you have been with me awhile. You know that I typically start my decorating with the cabinet in the kitchen or the fireplace. This little cutie is going on the cabinet in the kitchen. No it is not huge and it does not…

  • Home Decor,  Paper Pumpkin

    More with Paper Pumpkin, wall decoration.

    More with Paper Pumpkin Ready for a little More with Paper Pumpkin?? This one is my favorite alternative for the July kit. To think all you need is the kit, some sticks and coordinating ribbon. What do you think?? Okay, I did add a few more things. but check out how cute each envelope turned out… Starting at the top, with Camp. The fireflies on this are using the Be Dazzling Sale-a-Bration FREE item and the Brilliant Wings dies. The camper was cut off the card front very carefully. Yes, I sure did add a panel to the front to lift off the words and add dimension. Next up is…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry bundle with wood frame.

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry You know that I love Home Decor and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is perfect!! Perfect for summer that is! We made this last month on the first Wednesday of the month for the It Started With class. Reminder that this is a monthly thing. It is always something different and typically it starts with something that cost $1. Not always though. Have you gotten this bundle yet?? I was so excited when I saw this bundle in the Jan – June Mini. Even more excited when it was also included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. More time to play and enjoy these sweet strawberries!! haha. Tell…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    It Started with $1 Happy April Strong and Beautiful

    It Started with $1 I know, it has been too long since we have done… It Started with $1. Here we are April 1st and I know I have at least three lined up!! WoooHOOO!! So for this one, it all stared with a trip to Dollar Tree. I found this cute chalk board. I knew I could use it. But the wood was super light. and the back was plain… hummm I got Mom to help!! We have a family friend that was the victim of a shooting. So knowing that Mom might like to help be create this gift. I went out to Illinois to see what she…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it

    Third Seven days Haunting Halloween & Blog Hop Fun

    Third Seven Days Haunting For the Third – Seven days of Haunting Halloween its a Home Decor item. Joe is still tearing up my kitchen and about to move into my crafty room. YIKES!! So I am actually sad that I do not have my fall decorations up. I have pumpkins for days that could pretty much be ALLLLL over the house. ANYWAY, welcome if you have never been here before. Why do I mention this?? This post is a Blog Hop too!! WOOOOHOOOO! Now, let’s take a closer look at this fun little project. This came about from a scrap piece of lumber (kitchen remodel). Like any construction areas…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    It started with…

    NOOOO Christmas… I did however, find this down in the basement while doing some “cleaning”. Trust me I do NOT like that side! Let me just tell you about this “sign”. It measures 7 1/2 by 37 inches. The outside “frame” is a Mossy Meadow green. I hate to admit that this is as far as it got… HONEST, I have a plan !! I have been fighting with my computer all day and I AM DONE. Just for the day. Tomorrow is a new day. After a quick drop off I will certainly be working on this!! I PROMISE!! Lastly, I will be sending out new class information. WHEN???…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  It Started with $1

    March it started with $1

    Here is where this begins… Saw this at the Dollar Tree before Christmas. It had hot pink and bright yellow stripes. BUT the sizing was right. Do you grab stuff, come up with ideas and buy… but they sit on the shelf? YUP, this was one of those!! I wish I could remember where this saying came from!! I would happily give them credit. The left is where I started. The right had more impact. Did you know that the retired Large Letter dies are on the clearance rack?? For LESS then $60! Snag those puppies quick! In addition to those dies, grab what you need of the 2018-2020 In…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    New FUN stuff…

    Hello Everybody!! I am super excited to bring an old blog feature to my website!! Waaaaay back in the “day” I used to do a monthly post … “It started with a $1” I have to admit, I miss it! Sooooo, starting on February 1, I will be adding this back to my rotation of fun crafty plans!! Here is how it used to work, I find items that cost $1, garage sales, dollar store finds and resale shops treasures. Take that and put my Stampin’ Up! touch to it! Any questions?? How about a special sneak peek at one now? This one started with a dollar store find. Well,…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor

    Poppy’s for Blog Hop SU Home Decor

    Welcome, Thanks for Hopping. Happy you could join us for a fun adventure. Have you read our ‘Statement of the Heart”? This beautiful magnet was a gift from my friend and fellow Stampin’ Sister, Christine Bertram. I have been trying to find a home for it. Above all that did it justice. Here is what I did… This is a galvanized, round “tray” measuring 6 inches. The acrylic Statement of the Heart magnet…… SNAPPED right on!! WOOOHOOO! But now…What?? Of course wanting to use something from the NEW 2020 Mini Catalog….hummm?? Meet my Oriental Poppy, let me just tell you this beauty is in my from yard every spring! And…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor,  Technique

    Window using Peaceful Boughs

    Remember back in October when we were doing the remodel and I took advantage of Joe having tools out? No?? check here. Here is a second project that was constructed that day. The first, in case you forgot, is the “ladder” that is now in the bathroom, check here. This one measures about 12″ by 12″. The perfect size for any paper crafting project!! It started with a cardinal. In addition to the Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon, I paired it with the Burlap ribbon. Not using both, but layering one over the other. Using the perfect evergreen colors of Shaded Spruce and Garden Green. Using all three sprig dies…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    Closets, Fairs and Fall

    Last week started kinda slow, but with Joe’s long weekend coming up and moving day creeping in I hope. The closet was all my job. I had the task of figuring out how to put it back. The old way just did not make sense to me! However, I did not want to purchase too much more! Adding one and moving the line of shelves what my first attempt. Making more for dresses and another place to pile things. Ta-DUH!! Joe and I picked up blinds, curtains, new small lamps and even new curtain rods. Although we still need to get trim. With the cooler weather here there are a…

  • Home Decor,  Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Boughs Winter Sampler

    Here is your reminder that Sign up ends for this beautiful home decor item on Friday, November 1 (fee due also). Here is what you get for your $30 PDF instructions 1/2 Pack of Toile Tidings DSP Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots Linen Thread You can add on The Peaceful Boughs Bundle for an additional $61. If you need a new picture frame that will be an additional $10. Wanting this as a class to go, your only extra is shipping. Are you looking for just the PDF instructions? $15. I look forward to seeing how your versions turn out!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  Home Decor,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Am I looking for you??

    With the New Holiday catalog live… I wanted to be sure to share the possible parties we could have!! Pick a kit!! There are THREE all inclusive kits in the annual catalog, ($27-$35 plus shipping and tax up front cost per person) Paper Pumpkin Party, Have a group sign up for Paper Pumpkin and we get together to make the kit. Plus a bonus alternative idea! Making Party, Pick a holiday, Halloween, Fall or Christmas. We will make 10-12 (depending on the holiday) 3D gifts. Using DSP (designer series paper) which you will have extra to take home. (BONUS, host gets stamp set for free with 12 people. $10-$12 up…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Home Decor,  In-Colors

    Results from the County Fair

    As you know… I brought a few projects to the County Fair. To say the least I am super happy!! First is the sign, it was even posted on the local radio station site!! WOOOOHOOOOO! Wood, paper and metal…All my favorite things. The ‘grateful’ was cut by Simon’s Speed Shop, Thank you Shelli! All the letters, flowers and butterflies are paper. The original post is here. Next, the card…. I loved how this turned out. Took a couple days to figure it all out, but here is the original post. I do love a Fancy fold and to have butterflies also?? YEAH!! Finally, something that you have yet to see.…

  • Home Decor,  old site,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring Sampler

    Hello Everyone, When: Saturday, March 30 noon central/1 eastern All money is due March 22. Location: Shiloh Woods 5433 Quince Rd, Plymouth, IN If you saw yesterdays post, the dies were on Low Inventory…..tried to get the dies this morning, they were already gone. Here is the plan…. The stamp set is still available we are going to keep on with the sampler as is. I have the die cuts and so does a friend of mine. An adjustment to the Event will be made accordingly. The photo does not show the Frame, this is due to the glass glare. This is not a “traditional” sampler. Usually there are 9…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  old site

    It started with…..

    an antique popcorn popper…. the Pretty Pines (142049) Stamp set and matching dies (141851). This “holidayish” striped burlap (147889) just helped bring this idea to light….. The large sentiment needed a rough look and a few “snowflakes” At the craft fair I had a few people offer to buy this… I do not think I can give this one up. I was going to give it to my mom, but not sure if that is going to happen now either. YIKES!! Bad I know… Tell me what your style is?? Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!