• Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead

    While I was gone the kitties were lonely.

    While I was gone While I was gone the kitties were lonely. Well, Joe was home. Apparently though Mr Bigglesworth missed me he has been at my side and in the studio with me, all day!! He was sound asleep. Dropped a few things on the floor and he did not budge!! The “twins”, I feel silly calling them kittens, had to smell everything that I pulled from a bag. When I arrived home late last night. I was for sure not up to putting everything away. The back seat area of the truck was full. No room, well, I guess I could have stacked some bags. Earlier in the…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Full Day of fun Stamping in Fond du Lac, WI.

    Full Day of Fun Stamping Korine, Sharon and myself had a Full Day of fun Stamping in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We made 8 cards and a project. Made some new friends, watched some creative presentations and saw more cards than we could take in! Holy Cow! Ohhh my goodness, soo many card ideas! Be sure to catch my swap card and display showcase next week! I am very excited to share ALL the beautiful cards with you! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I have seen this SUPER cute Kit Collection Birthday. Let’s ‘Light the Candles’ and spread some birthday cheer!

  • Craft Room,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Joe, I and all the critters hope that you have a safe and blessed Christmas this year. There really are so many things to be thankful for, starting with our love of crafting, all the way though the time we have with family and friends. Holiday Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I hope that you can join us on New Year’s Day for the always entertaining event!!

  • 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…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Weekend Ordering and Subscription Specials.

    Weekend Ordering and Subscription Specials Here is how I kick off to Black Friday, Weekend Ordering and Subscription Specials. First is the ordering special… with every $50 order you will get to pick, Rhinestones or Pearls, as a Thank You from me for your order. No there is not something special that you have to order. Just any order totaling in product of $50. Here is the other thing that I have going on all “weekend”. A fun drawing when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. You know how much I love Paper Pumpkin. Well here is your chance to get in on the fun too. Yes, that is a QR…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Stampin’ Up! virtual OnStage, Inky Whisper event.

    Stampin Up virtual OnStage Here we are watching the Stampin’ Up! virtual OnStage. I do wish the whole team was here, but one day! Today was the last day of OnStage at home and we enjoyed the Make n’ Takes along with some fun new ideas. Now I am exhausted. Yes I have lots more photos to share! Thank you Sharon for joining us and being our official photographer! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Interested in attending the next Stampin Up virtual OnStage? Join the Inky Whisper Sisters and I in April. How?? Get the saving that we enjoy and make new friends. Become your own discount…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Mystery Card Night,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    You missed Mystery Card Night, still time for a prize!

    You missed Mystery Card Night You missed Mystery Card Night, no worries, you still have time to get a prize. Head on over to the Facebook group here. Watch the replay and Add your photos to the group post. I would love to have you join us next month too! We always meet on the second Friday of each month. Theme clues start on Thursday. Questions let me know I will help you out! Are you Brave enough?? I bet you love a great deal. I know that I sure do. How about a 20% discount?? OHH YEAH!! Here is what you have been looking for!! Get a $125 worth…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New Sister and of course kitties being kitties.

    New Sister and of course kitties. A New Sister and of course kitties. I am super excited to share that Betty has joined the Inky Whisper Sisters. Saturday was her very first team meeting. Welcome and Congratulations sweetie. We look forward to a lot of Shenanigans! This week has been full of kitties. The cooler temperatures have changed the napping locations. In addition to that leaving my bag from class last week and now become amother napping location. Clyde claimed to want to help with FB post. However decided he was comfy and sleepy (first photo). Big News The last photos is Logan helping me feed Junior. I was so…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sale-a-Bration is almost over, two days left.

    Sale-a-Bration is almost over Yes, really, Sale-a-Bration is almost over, there are just two short days left. Only two days left to get your FREE items. And only two short days left to get your raffle entries for the Making Sale-a-Bration every more Sensational prizes. Lastly, only two days left to Join the Inky Whisper Sisters and get one of the above bundle for FREE. Please reach out if you have ANY questions. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Did you know that you get a FREE Paper Pumpkin (not this one) when you join?? How cool is that?

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Attending Backstage Leader event today.

    Attending Backstage Leader Event. I am so lucky to have you and the Inky Whisper Sisters, because I am attending Backstage Leader Event. This year is virtual, and I look forward to, fingers crossed, in person next year. That box behind me was full of goodies, I can not wait to share what all was sent from Stampin’ Up! for me to use not only in my business, but everyday. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Sale-a-Bration even more Sensational is going on.

    Sale-a-Bration even more Sensational I wanted to celebrate my Sales Milestone in a HUGE way!! I wanted to say thank you to everyone. Not only for all of your support but also your encouragement, suggestions and above all SMILES! I love Sale-a-Bration, but I am making Sale-a-Bration even more Sensational for you!! Have you earned your entries into this months drawing?? In this post you will find out all the ways to get entries to possibly win not only the monthly bundle. The Grand Prize too!! Keep in mind that this is not a mini but a FULL size Stampin’ Cut and Emboss!! Here is one way… Orders, yes that…

  • Paper Share,  Team Meeting

    Team Swaps – Inky Whisper Sisters, June and July.

    Team Swaps – Inky Whisper I love Team Swaps – Inky Whisper Sister style. Here are my swaps from June. Our theme was your favorite DSP. That being said I kinda try and s-t-r-e-t-c-h the theme. Why because I know that not everyone has all the DSP. This was an attempt to maybe give a team member just a bit of this DSP to share if needed. This was fun way to share all the pretty patterns in the Simply Elegant DSP pack. None of the cards were the same. Well with the exception of the foil and twine. Yes, I know you have seen this layout before, I do…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color with a punch.

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color Using the Flowers of Friendship for these In-Color thank you cards. With the Inky Whisper Sisters our team swap I think last month was 2021-2023 In-Colors. Wanting to use all of them. Because we all have our favorites!! I was super excited when Korine (our team swap coordinator) brought over this bundle. The Flowers of Friendship is a stamp and punch bundle. You know that you save 10% when you get the bundle!! Ohhh the possibilities!! I don’t know about you, but for me I struggle to have a favorite out of these five. Right?? They are all so pretty and sooo easy to use with…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    New Inky Whisper Sisters and a peek at things.

    New Inky Whisper Sisters I want to give a huge welcome to our New Inky Whisper Sisters. Yes, Bonnie and Clyde decided to be co-demonstrators. I will say that the first item on their wish list was the Cat punch. Second only to the Notes of Cheer Kit Collection items with the butterflies. They have several cards to make, I took down the list… Mooch – because he does not hiss at them. Penelope – because she smells so nice Mr. B because is really needs to like them. Logan because he is always nice and gives good pets. Cuddles because they were not big enough for Mother’s Day cards…

  • Prizes,  Team Meeting

    Grateful Blessed and Sharing the love with others.

    Grateful Blessed and Sharing the love I truly am Grateful Blessed and Sharing the love with others. Starting with Paula and Korine. These two came to help prep the Paper Share for you guys. I am soo very lucky to have a team that not only supports each other but me too. Lucky, does not describe how blessed I feel. I want to do a shout-out to ALL my team, Inky Whisper Sisters, they are an amazing group of ladies (no guys yet, but you never know!). So blessed as a matter of fact that I will be attending the Leader event again this year. The above was a special…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors together, all together.

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors Together So this card originally started out for my team, Five the 2021 In-Colors together. Just in case they had not purchased the colors. Just something to help my team out. Yes, it is super simple, but dontcha love how easy they all go together?? The Evening Evergreen background is perfect to let the other four colors just pop off the card front. Keeping the cardbase super neutral of course, in Crumb Cake. Inky Whisper Sisters Supporting my team is huge. I do truly want to give them tools and looks that they can use, duplicate and offer to a variety of cardmakers. Here is…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Join the Inky Whisper Sisters, great joining special

    Join the Inky Whisper Sisters I am always looking to have you Join the Inky Whisper Sisters. Here are a few reasons. Shopping Discount (starting at 20%) Getting and hearing about products first. Several bonus options like bigger discount, team bonuses and FREE catalogs too. But here is the BIGGEST… When you join right now you get even more in your starter kit!! Generally you get $125 worth of product that you get to pick in your kit. This month you get $155 and yes you still get to pick the products. PLUS, you get a FREE Paper Pumpkin, catalogs and sooo much more!! All of these things are from…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    All Information in one place, for the new Annual Catalog.

    All Information in one place Here is the need to know … All information in one place. Reminder that the text with different colors is a link. It might be a link to the original post, product or a group. Let’s start with the regular Paper Share and add on. The list of papers and the breakdown of how it all works is in this post. The basics are you get 10 DSP packs for $36. However, you can add on the returning In Good Taste for an extra $6. Keep in mind that this will give you 168 – 6 x 6 pieces of different patterned paper. WoooHOOOO!! Secondly,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day breakfast.

    Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day This week on the homestead, Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day breakfast. It really has been too long since we have talked chickens, right?? These girls are now all getting along, as you see here they are loving all the weeds that I pulled on Saturday and today. All the green grass and bugs are always a treat. There are new and old ones (chickens) all mixed up in this photo. On the left is the only Rooster in the coop right now. He was from last years hatch out. He is from Jazz and the black Silkie that I had in the coop. Both are…

  • In-Colors

    2021-2023 In-Color Club the beautiful colors.

    2021-2023 In-Color Club You know that the 2021-2023 In-Color Club is the BEST way to get all the new colors at a great monthly price!! Keep in mind this is a 5 month commitment. However, once it is all said and done you have all five of the full size Inks Cardstock Ribbons DSP pack Embellishments Stampin’ Write markers Stampin’ Blends (add-on option) Ink refills (add-on option) Yup, I did add a few optional things in this time. Keep in mind that you will still have the opportunity to get some extras when it it your turn to be the “hostess”. Still not sure?? How about a reminder of those…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Happiness choices, You decide. At least that is what I say.

    Happiness choices, You decide Okay, this is my way of thinking, Happiness choices, You decide. You can decide to be happy and work that way ALL day, everyday. You can decided that YOU have what it takes to accomplish what you want to accomplish. It really is a choice. The ohhhwooo is me will get you more sadness. I do not want to be that way. We all have tough days, but no pitty parties here. I choose happiness!! So, this is your Sunday reminder… Choose happiness today!! Sunshine is a choice. Choose to smile. No matter what!! That positiveness carries over to EVERYTHING!! Feel it everyday. Live it everyday.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Joining News and Reminders, so much fun stuff!!

    Joining News and Reminders OHH what great Joining News and Reminders this week! Have you thought of joining my team?? Well here is a great opportunity!! We always have a customizable kit. How would you like to get extra product in it?? That is correct. Every day you can join my team for $99. You can pick your $125 worth of product. Starting May 4 you will get and extra $30 worth of product in your kit. Bonus is you get to pick it!! You can pick DSP, cardstock, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. ohhh the possibilities. What is on your list?? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to get it at a…

  • 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…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Shout-out Inky Whisper Sisters, I appreciate you all.

    Shout-out Inky Whisper Sisters Shout-out Inky Whisper Sisters, I had soo much fun!! Almost half of my team was able to gather in my home on Saturday. The occasion?? Stampin’ Up! had a virtual event, OnTour. I was super excited to host all these beautiful ladies and spend some great stamp time. Plus, we made a day of it, Team meeting also. Can you tell Paula is thrilled I was taking her picture, haha. We are hard at work in these photos.. So many fun things left to create. Wait until you see the fun items in the new catalog!! Ohhhh MY!! We were able to stamp, die cut and…

  • Fancy Fold,  Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting Swap – My fancy fold

    February Team Meeting Swap Yes, I had fun with the February Team Meeting Swap. The theme was using your favorite bundle/suite of product from the Jan-June Mini catalog. They all were slightly different in that some had Snails and some had Mushrooms. All the coloring was slightly different too. The background is the Snail Mail DSP. You know it was difficult picking just one. Which is your favorite?? The Snail or the Mushrooms (below)?? For this snail, I used the Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. The Mushrooms turned out super cute. I did however use a lot of Stampin’ Blend colors for these. Here is the…

  • Fancy Fold,  sneak peek,  Team Meeting

    From February’s Team Meeting – Make n Take

    From February’s Team Meeting This card from February’s Team meeting was inspired by the card in the middle. I do love butterflies, shocker. However, that middle card is from a bazillion years ago. Okay, maybe not but close, really!! All of that product is sadly retired. Here is a question for you, do you keep cards to “C.A.S.E.” at a later date? I be you are wondering what CASE means, Copy And Selectively Edit. This fold was fun to figure out the first time. The second time was a piece of cake. No, it did not matter that it had been a bazillion years. It was all about the measurements…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Clock is Ticking down and One more idea.

    Clock is Ticking Down To say the Clock is Ticking down is an understatement. Sunday is the final day to take advantage of what Sale-a-Bration has to offer… whether it is the FREE products with purchase or the Bonus items with your joining of my team. It really is the… LAST DAY!! The clock above is truly ticking down… All orders and joining needs to be done my 11:50 pm on Sunday. With that clock ticking, You can still create beautiful works of art. Just as we did Wednesday night for card class. I sure had fun because we played this or that. I pulled a few choices and everyone…

  • sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Join my Stampin’ Up Family, Inky Whisper Sisters.

    Join my Stampin’ Up Family Did you know that you can Join my Stampin’ Up Family and get new product in your kit?? The butterflies, above for example, from the Butterfly Bouquet a sneak peek from the upcoming annual catalog. I know, that you know, how much I love my Highland Heather cardstock. My love for butterflies… is even BIGGER!! Anyway…. the amazing kit that you can build of all your favorite things. Yes, that is how it works. You pick your $125 (exact) of Stampin’ Up! product for only $99. Here is where I get excited for YOU!! It really is all about the extras!! What do I mean??…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    You are Amazing Treats with Video

    You are Amazing Treats How did I miss these You are Amazing Treats?? Somehow I did a video and forgot to post them. I think that I really am losing it. With some many possibilities the Love You Always Treat Box could be a bling drawer, treasure holder and even gift card holder. Ohhh, man now I remember why. They were on backorder, however they will be back sometime in the coming week. WoooHOOO!! Now one of these was a gift to me.. the Love one. Thank you Christine. Great Chocolates by the way!! The other two are all me. The Happy box is from the January Team meeting. The…