• Ding Dong Ditch

    September Ding Dong Ditch, card one idea.

    September Ding Dong Ditch Today is all about the first card from the September Ding Dong Ditch. What is a Ding Dong Ditch?? Well it is my class to go. There is a new class each and every month. By the time you see all four of the September cards on the fifth day you will get all you want and need to know about the November Ding Dong Ditch class. First however, is card one. The Storybook Gnomes DSP, embellishments and cardstock is start this little party. One sheet of the patterned paper has mushrooms one it. I die cut the full ones and sent them so that you…

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat, one day.

    Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat I am so very excited to be sharing the information on the Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat. This one day event, Saturday, October 22, is all about YOU having some Crafty Fun!! Mark your calendar and join us for this creative day of making. Yes, making six cards and two project with the following themes… Halloween, Fall and Christmas (Winter). WAIT are you wondering what kind of projects?? Cards?? No I will be sharing this. Here is all I will say. There will be two fun folds, two projects and 4 regular cards. Do I have you curious?? I bet I do!! Here is something…

  • 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!!

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Holiday cards

    Christmas Decorations on the Homestead, WOW!

    Christmas Decorations on the Homestead Soo, here we are with all the Christmas Decorations on the Homestead. Starting with the tree. Joe and I went to the local Christmas Tree farm, Hensler’s to find out perfect tree. So many possibilities. We went with a smaller nettle this year. It was a nice day, thankfully. What do you think?? After two attempts to get enough lights. It is complete. There are 800 lights on this thing. It was Joe’s idea for the multicolored lights. Which I thought would be fun, however… I had none. Took a guess at how many we would need. Yup, I guessed too low. Not only that…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Uncategorized

    Merry Christmas from US! Joe and I critters too!

    Merry Christmas from US. Joe, the critters plus myself want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from us! We enjoyed a pretty lazy day. Joe cooked ham and I made sweet potatoes, garlic mashed, green beans and rolls. Cookies… Is how we started the day! Ohh yes, cookies and coffee! Cranberry bars, peanut blossoms, Christmas crack (no photo) and Chex krispies. Add in several cups of coffee… ohh YES! The day has been pretty lazy. Chilling by the fire and doing video gift opening with the nieces and nephews. Even the kitties are chilling. Sleeping and even snoring. Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Wishing you Merry Christmas from me and my family!!

    Wishing you Merry Christmas From Myself, Joe and all the critters we are Wishing you Merry Christmas. I hope that you can be with at least some of the ones you love and hug them tight. Here is to a holiday that NO ONE will forget and that next year will only be better! Merry Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Did Santa mean to bring you a subscription?? Link here. You still have time. Check the post here for all the info.

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet and a fun idea.

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet An Inspiration Card and Tag Buffet to make it. How about I share an idea. I received this store bought card from a friend. I really liked the card and immediately thought of the ornament in the Tag Buffet stamp set (sold out, sorry) . Wanting to recreate this using a few things that I had not really used, yet. yes, we like to get the mileage out of things right?? I purposely took these photos so that you can see the foil background. I wanted to share that you could cut out something from under the Very Vanilla to “not waste” any by covering it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Dove Peace on Earth with Dove of Hope bundle.

    Dove Peace on Earth This Dove, Peace on Earth for Christmas is my wish. Did you miss the live?? Check it out here. Just a reminder that this Dove of Hope bundle is from the Aug-Dec mini and will retire on Jan 4. Using an alternative color scheme today. But you can check out yesterday’s post if you are looking for a more traditional look. The Basic Gray and Smokey Slate really helps that White Embossing powder POP. You can see how the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon sparkles. I love the size of this dove. Did you know that there are actually 3 doves included in the set. There are…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Bell Rings Angel Wings from Christmas means more.

    Bell Rings Angel Wings For today the Bell Rings Angel Wings means sooo much. It is not just from a notorious movie. I remember my grandma saying this too. She would always put a bell on the tree. Hugs grandma!! Just like a snowflake these are just slightly different. Take a closer look. This live there was a lot of decisions. First starting with emboss or to not emboss. For the texture we used the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. However, only on the Garden Green layer. Second was the stamping. Knowing the colors, there would be one in Real Red and one in Garden Green. Needing to figure out which…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch with Perfectly Plaid.

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch Welcome to part two … this Scrappy Pine Tree Punch is similar to Sunday nights post, here. Using the same DSP’s Snowflake Splendor and Heartwarming Hugs. However out punch of choice this time is the Pine Tree. The coordinating stamp set is Perfectly Plaid. Again using the alternative colors of Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Purple Posy. How did I come up with these colors?? From the DSP of course. Just a reminder that ALL the coordinating colors are on the back side of your pack. You will find them in small print under the name of the DSP. YUP, the whole list. I only used…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor

    Wood Ornament Sneak Peak at the Studio

    Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak This little Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak at the Studio too. First, the ornament. Have you wondered about those little wood “cookies”? I ordered 30 of them, with not much of a plan, but then it hit me. The Wreath Builder?? I wonder?? I grabbed some scrap and cut one out. You bet, it sure did fit!! I added a second layer. Yes, two different colors. This one is Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. There was also Shaded Spruce and Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Although, I even did a Shaded Spruce and Shade Spruce. The wreath builder is even a bundle, Arrange a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Merry Christmas 2019

    Mooch wanted to be the first one to wish you a Merry Christmas! He starts his Christmas with this chair. What do I mean?? When I moved in with all my boxes he was not sure what was going on. I moved in, in April. And then in November and I brought all these boxes up from the basement he started acting super weird. Both Joe and I noticed. Until this chair was put in place and the lights turned on. That is when he became the Christmas Kitty. During the winter months this chair is out and yes, plugged in, Thankfully he is one happy kitty. Here is another…