• Mystery Card Night

    March 2021 Mystery Card Night join the fun!

    March 2023 Mystery Card Night I know not everyone is on facebook, however, this might be a good reason to be!! The March 2023 Mystery Card Night is going to be a REALLY GOOD one!! We are only doing one card. This one has loads of pieces. I know that you are going to LOVE it! Join the fun in the Mystery Card Night and Games group. I would love for you to learn a new fold AND meet some new friends. Although there is plenty other reasons, shenanigans of course. All sorts of laughs and maybe even a snack. Well you provide that. As always I provide… Plenty of…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    Mystery Card Night Tonight, you have time yet.

    Mystery Card Night Tonight Di you know that you still have time to get in on the final prize for this FREE event?? Mystery Card Night Tonight, well it was anyway. Catch the replay enjoy a fun fold and alternative colored Valentine idea. Plus when you add your completed project photo to the “Let’s see whatcha did” post . You could win a prize!! Seriously, a good one too. It could be a stamp set. Could be a Wink of Stella. However, it will not be an embellishment. Those are saved for participation prizes. Typically those are retired items. Does it matter though?? I know bling is always a great…

  • Craft Room

    Happy New Year 2023 is going to be AMAZING!!

    Happy New Year 2023 Hello and Happy New Year 2023 is going to be AMAZING!! Why?? Because I have fun, shenanigans and laughs planned for you. I look forward to spending time either online or in person with you. Hopefully both!! Starting with Mystery Card Night on Sunday night. However, I understand that holidays are for family. That always is the most important thing. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A White and Cold Christmas baking and kitties.

    A White and Cold Christmas baking Here is where we are going to start this week. A White and Cold Christmas baking and sooo much more!! Starting with the “Blizzard” that did not happen. Okay, it was cold and windy. However when I think blizzard I think a TON of snow. Yeah that did not happen. Although we did get enough that I did not have to see brown for Christmas. WoooHOOOO!! You guys are familiar with Junior, as the outdoor cat. Well, I want to welcome Junior as the house cat. Yes, Mr Bigglesworth is taking very good care of him as you can see here. Sharing his toys,…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate box – 3D Thursday

    Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate Need a last minute idea for a gift?? Well let me tell you that Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate box is PERFECT!! You will want to check out the FREE tutorial over on Sherri’s Blog or on the 3D Thursday page on facebook. Ready to see?? I bet!! See what I mean?? I am getting Yeti to party for sure!! The stamp set is Yeti to Party and there are soo many super cute stamps included. Including ‘Is it Christmas Yeti’ and even a hot chocolate cup. Perfect for this project. Might I add that the Yeti dies are still available and at a HUGE discount. Do…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside too.

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside Here we are one week before Christmas and all through the house all is lite and festive. ow about a bit More Christmas on the Homestead outside too. Last of the light went up this last week. Yes, even the Chicken Coop is now festive. It did not get done with the others because I need to get the electrician to fix my lights. Somehow the plug part was missing. Gee, I wonder why?? haha. So I know the lights are mostly around the pen area, but to me that counts. Here is what I have been waiting to do. Joe and I were…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  YouTube video

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards, Power of 3

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards You guys know that I like to share my methods for stepping up cards. A few weeks ago on YouTube, I did these cards. The Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards were a smash!! I kept to traditional Garden Green and Real Red for these cards. We started with the DSP a punch, Handmade Tag and the Framed and Festive stamp set. The punch is a hold over item. However, that stamp set is while supplies last. Have you not seen it enough yet?? I LOVE this stamp set, the font and the sentiments themselves. Anyway… Next I had some scraps of The Christmas Pinecone dies, they were…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas 3D Thursday Candle for the season.

    Darlas 3D Thursday Candle This week we have a fun idea. Here is Darlas 3D Thursday Candle perfect for the Christmas Season. I am loving this idea. I had to look at all of it. Super Curious how she did this. You will be too. See what I mean… I sure hope that you check this one out. Be sure to head on over to Darla’s blog and leave some love. I am not going to give it all away, but you can check out a peak at some of how she did it with this next photo. I kinda figured that there was a bit of fussy cutting on…

  • Paper Share

    Jan to April Paper Share all the information

    Jan to April Paper Share Did you sign up to get your catalog yet?? Be sure to fill this out!! Today, is not only a reminder to fill out this form, it is also about the upcoming Jan to April Paper Share. Here is a few bits that you may want to know… You are getting 12 pieces of each paper pack. With some others you only get six. Then Not only do you get more, you also get each pack labeled including name and colors. Lastly you also get a “box” to pack all of your papers. Here are the names of the papers… That makes nine different DSP’s.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead

    Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead It is getting later, but I still have a few more touches to add to the outside. Today is all about Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead. No not all of them, however, A LOT!!. This first photo was how I ended my day yesterday. The outside was neglected for sure!! Not any more though. Check back next week. I am sure it will be done by then. Here is what you came to see… I am sorry this is not all the decoration, however, several key areas. I usually start with the fireplace, but not this year. After the village was all put up, top…

  • Craft Room

    Winter Reminds Us to be Calm and Breathe

    Winter Reminds Us to be Calm I sit here in my kitchen and look at all the decorations. I was thinking of something that Joe said. After seeing all the orange decorations, for months. He was waiting for the rest of the Christmas. To me I like the calmness of the greens. Yes, the lights are bright. However they are not the same. Then I saw this… Winter Reminds Us to be Calm. Paraphrasing yes, but some quiet and calm is good for the soul and the mind. I think that is why I love walking in the winter. Yes, it is cold. But the quiet of the snow and…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party fun!

    Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas Ever wonder what happens at a Team Meeting?? Today was the Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party. We got crafty, broke bread and teamed up for prizes. I do wish that my whole team could have been here, however, life is always crazy this time of year. I am VERY grateful for the Inky Whisper Sisters, my team, my friends, and my fellow stampers. It is because of these smiles that I know I am in the right place. We are all doing what we love, and sharing ideas, supporting each other AND helping each other laugh!! I am ALWAYS grateful when Sharon is in charge of…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    October Mystery Card Night 2022, two ideas.

    October Mystery Card Night Have you been able to join us for this yet?? The October Mystery Card Night was soo fun! We made two cards and Laughed of course! I am pretty excited about this set. I can tell you that I usually have an idea of what we are going to make. However, never sure how it is going to turn out. Can you relate?? We always do at least one fun fold. I would say that this could qualify as two?? What do you think?? Tell me in the comments. This top is a side step card. The bottom one is a pocket card. Need a closer…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    New Weekly Deals for You, last week!

    New Weekly Deals for You This is the last week. New Weekly Deals for you and there are 14. Going out with a bang, I would say! Wanna hear what they are? Ohhh, I know that you do. Festive Foils Iridescent Trim Abigail Rose Poster Heart Pearls Sweet Sorbet Metallic ribbon Evening Evergreen Windowpane ribbon Sparkle & Shine Sequins Loose Flowers Flourishes Soft Succulent ribbon Polished Pink ribbon Gilded Leafing Pastel Pearls Black Matte Dots Gold Shimmer ribbon Copper Foil Phew, I do not know about you but I have a few things in my list. Let me know, because I can add one or all of these items to…

  • Craft Room

    Girls Night or Mystery Card Night, coming SOON!

    Girls Night or Mystery Card This week is Girls Night or Mystery Card Night is next week. Will you be joining both of these? I hope so! Girls Night is Friday at 6pm central, but also online on July 13. We always make birthday cards. Mystery Card Night is online only and we will go live on Friday July 8 at 7pm. However, the shenanigans start on Wednesday evening with this months theme clues…. Are you Brave enough? We have loads of fun. Learn something new at both events. Questions? Contact me or comment here! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A lot of Dirt on the Homestead this week. Just a peek.

    A lot of Dirt on the Homestead You know how busy I have been … planting, weeding and just getting dirt EVERYWHERE!! haha, This week is all about … A lot of Dirt on the Homestead. I know that it has been a while since you have seen my face here. I miss sharing my smile with you. Although I love seeing your smile more!! Anyway, this week I will be not be sharing too much because, as you know. Dad is a blog reader. He will be heading out for a Homestead visit this week. So.. he will have to wait to see. Which is okay with me. I…

  • Mystery Card Night

    Join in Mystery Card Night, Yes, via my blog!!

    Join in Mystery Card Night How would you like a chance to Join in Mystery Card night?? Yes, I know it is on facebook and not everyone is there. Here is your chance to check it out. Here is the link to the supplies used. I have added all the cuts and scores. You can try it out. Send me an email with your projects. Let’s see whatcha got!! This class is FREE, you use the supplies you have. I talk about how much fun we have but… I get it. I would love to see what you come up with… It really is kinda fun. Hugs and Have a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Sprouts Buds and Visitors all this week, plus…

    Sprouts Buds and Visitors This week on the homestead… Sprouts Buds and Visitors! I am sure you can guess about the first two. You will have to wait for the last part. I went and did a walk around a couple times with Joe and my friend Kendra. We have found several tulips, later in the week. Daffodils over by the chicken coop. Green on daisy leaves, yarrow leaves and even in the creeping phlox. That was not the only thing that I found promising! Looking out at the fruit trees. Soo many buds. We have the potential for lots of fruit. Fingers crossed that the bees and all the…

  • Fancy Fold,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Watercolor Rainbow for YouTube technique idea.

    Watercolor Rainbow for YouTube Check out how I did this Watercolor Rainbow for YouTube! Ohh, but wait this is a fun fold card too!! This was intended as a St. Patrick’s Day card, however… this technique is also good from a spring rainbow. Yes, you can use any color you wish… BUT you will need a few supplies which is listed over on my YouTube description. Have you subscribed yet?? Well, why not?? There is no fee, you get new content each week. AND bonus my FB lives from Saturdays get put there too. Here you get a peek at how the fold works. Lots of layers, Layering Circles for…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin without the critters, Artfully Composed.

    Paper Pumpkin without the critters How about a few alternative Paper Pumpkin without the critters. I have heard that not everyone is a fan of the antelope, elephant and/or ape in this kit. How I am not sure, but send them to me!! I do really think there are so many possibilities with or without them. Today’s post is obviously with out. Now just to clarify, I am not talking about the peek that is at the top of this page…. I am talking about the Safari Celebration kit. The first idea that I have is adding in a Soft Suede label (from Tasteful Labels). All of the rest in…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    3D Thursday with Me, Lucky Hat of Gold. Treats

    3D Thursday with Me Are you in need of this weeks 3D Thursday with Me?? You know when something sparks a memory?? This is kinda like that. I remember my mom making each of the holidays so fun. From Valentine’s Day all the way down to Christmas. Thank you mom for giving me all those memories!! So this project is a “nod” to my Mom. Mom this little treat hat is just want you would have given us when we were kids. If you had papercrafting that is. This little, but not so little, treat holder will fit 6 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. I know that if I had…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    January Mystery Card Night, change of plans.

    January Mystery Card Night In case you have not heard, the January Mystery Card Night will be on January 1. Yup, Saturday is the day. Clues have started already. The theme is something we have NEVER done before. I am super excited!! Have you join us yet?? OMG, it is all about the shenanigans and learning a fun fold too! Comment below if you would like to join us! I will send you a link to the Mystery Card Night and Games group on Facebook! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Last day to get your class to go is Friday!

  • 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…

  • 3D Thursday

    Rick’s Lantern 3D Thursday, FREE tutorial

    Dontcha love Rick’s Lantern 3D Thursday project idea!! Have you headed over to the FREE 3D Thursday page yet?? OMG I love a great tutorial, but then to get one for FREE. That is awesome. Especially, when you can make this. What a GREAT way to use those super cute gold holly leaves too!! Want to learn what you need to make it?? Get the FREE tutorial over on the FREE 3D Thursday page. Happy Thanksgiving Hugs… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Check out these AMAZING Thanksgiving weekend specials, From Friday through Tuesday.

  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Uncategorized

    Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip.

    Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip. You guys know I love giving things to my friends, including Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip. I had two roomies, so I could no resist giving these super cute “bags”. These were originally made in Mystery Card Night back in September. That one however had handles. This one I left them off. Each one was made in a color that I knew they would love. Misty Moonlight Cardstock. This one was for Karissa, she loves blue. Remember we made those post it note holders in a Wednesday night class. There was some soap, hand sanitizer and of course candies in each of the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration, two inspiration ideas.

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration Ohhh, my goodness, Last day for Sale-a-Bration and the Summer Shadows dies. Both of the card ideas in this post are from August’s Mystery Card Night. I would love for you to join us on Friday October 8th for the next one. I have a facebook group called Mystery Card Night and Games (<<== link). Anyway, the stamped flowers are from Shaded Summer, remember it was a Ding Dong Ditch featured stamp set. The Flower and vellum leaves that are the center piece of this card are from the Sale-a-Bration dies. They are FREE with a $100. Yes, you heard right. FREE one of my favorite…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Mystery Card Night

    September Mystery Card Night, there is still time.

    September Mystery Card Night Ohh, you still have time to get some great 3D project ideas with the September Mystery Card Night. You will need to head on over to the Mystery Card Night and Games group over on facebook. All the measurements and videos are available there. Catch the replay and you can still get in on the last prize. What is that for?? It is for a prize from my stash. You get it by adding your completed projects to the sharing post. I can not wait to see what you come up with. Questions?? As always reach out and I will be happy to help!! Hugs and…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    Second Christmas Mystery Card idea with Trees.

    Second Christmas Mystery Card Here is our Second Christmas Mystery Card Night card idea. Now I know that you are familiar with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree punch. However, the Wintery 3D embossing folder is new in the annual catalog. I wonder if you have kinda bypassed it?? I know, I know, it is not winter yet, which is what make the Christmas in July events so much fun!! Some are wishing for cooler weather (like me) and some are planning Christmas cards already. Either way both are a welcome ideas here. Merry Christmas and the Just Jade “label” that is is on was made using the…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    Christmas Mystery Card Night in July, Fun Fold.

    Christmas Mystery Card Night Wanting to start off the month with Christmas Mystery Card Night theme and carry it all the way through. Here is the first of those cards. Any one reason that I love MCN. NO matter the theme you use what you have and creat a couple of fun projects. This project uses the Tidings & Trimmings bundle. It is a stamp and die bundle. However do not miss out on the whole Tidings of Christmas suite. You will see parts of that suite later this week. This whole week will be celebrations Christmas in July. Even in my lives this week. It is going to hopefully…