• 3D Thursday,  It Started with...,  Pages, Journals and Books

    Sherri has a cute Notebook for 3D Thursday

    Sherri has a cute Notebook You guys, Sherri has a cute Notebook for us this week. And if you love Geraniums this you will want this bundle for sure!! I need to add that Sherri used all the fun new 2022-2024 In-Colors for this. I do not know about you, but this is soo cute. Yes, you and I both have a couple of these Dollar Tree notebooks and this is great to have as a gift for someone. Using the sentiments that you she used it REALLY could be for anything. However, it could be for nothing at all, haha. I was looking at this bundle trying to figure…

  • In-Colors,  It Started with...

    Butterflies You Are Amazing Dollar Tree find with ribbon.

    Butterflies You Are Amazing Have you ever gone to a store and thought… ohhh I wish this said… Right?? I do that all the time!! So I started doing “It Started With…”. This is one of my MOST favorite things. I soo much enjoy making things that I love. And I want you to know that YOU can do it TOO!! So as you can tell the Butterflies You Are Amazing, has all of my mostest favorite things. Starting off of course wit butterflies. Yes, there are three stacked on each other. Note that those are all Orchid Oasis, DSP, cardstock and that amazing new Glimmer paper. The three little…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    3D Thursday it is my turn, to share a fun project!

    3D Thursday it is my turn I am super excited for 3D Thursday it is my turn so share. Here is my Mini Jam Jar Tree. All you need is one package of Mini Jam Jars (6), the Christmas PInecone dies and Christmas Trimmings dies. I use the Real Red Ruffled ribbon, but you could use any red. Here is my favorite part only one piece of cardstock. A half a sheet of Old Olive. Plus, a half sheet of Mossy Meadow. After a Trip to the Dollar Tree for some needed inspiration I remembered about this idea. So I grabbed three packages of LED tealight candles. You know the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  It Started with...

    It Started With Facebook Live, first Wednesday.

    It Started With Facebook Live I would love for you to join me Wednesday nights for It Started With Facebook Live. We start at 6:30 central time and it is always a fun time. For the first Wednesday in August we made the above. The Painted Christmas Suite ( bundle 1, bundle 2 and DSP) does not disappoint. I will say that the die cuts really are amazing. These two layers and add a few pine cones and boom. No need for DSP on this one. However, the Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper is awesome. Especially once you figure out that you need to cut it from the top. Yes,…

  • 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…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Spreading Sunshine

    Have you done a walk about in the yard yet?? I sure have and ohh sooo many changes from day to day. Have you noticed? Woke up this morning felt the sun on my face and decided it was going to be a day to be outside. So the Sunshine I will be spreading today is… the organic kind. The above photos were from this evening. The fruits of my labors…. It sure does not look intimidating, right?? That clump of stuff has been haunting me for two seasons. This spring was the time to move the Clematis. Not far, but that was what made it questionable. Did I really…

  • 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???…

  • It Started with...

    Magnolia Lane, Hello Beautiful

    Where do you find inspiration?? Well, I know that I find it in strange places some times.. AND at weird times too! How about you?? I found the inspiration for this card in an antique store a few weeks ago. Joe and I were out on a date and like to stop in local shops. In other words… SHOPPING! This was in one of our usual stops … Just “hanging” out for me to see… Quick to snap a shot and then try to figure out HOW to pull this off… with a little help from a friend, this all came together. Thank you for your suggestion my friend! The…

  • 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!!