• Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    2023/01 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart.

    Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart Hello everyone!! I am new the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop and am super excited to be here!! Here we are in January 2023 already and lets have some Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart fun!! Heart shaped card is what I have to share. Did you get the add on boxes! I sure did. Use your heat tool to loosen the glue. Now using the two heart pieces we will create our card. Using one of the hearts, trace the heart on basic white. Be sure to NOT cut the whole thing. You need a scored section for the card hinge.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties and forgetting things before my travels.

    Kitties and forgetting things before So much to get together this week. It was however a Kitties and forgetting things before leaving week. I did not even get out of the driveway before I saw this. Donnie was “scratching” at the storm door wanting to talk with Mr. Gorilla Cookies. He was there long enough for me to notice, park the truck and grab my phone. It was still going on when I continued on. I am hoping that it is a friendly display. However, I am not sure. I will be sure to share a few things from my weekend of shenanigans later this week. I am do not…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    From the North Pole Alternative, Paper Pumpkin

    Yes, I am at it again with Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This one is from November, From the North Pole Alternative including the North Pole Sacks. Remember me talking about those?? I did bring in an extra piece that I had from the October HoHoHo Paper Pumpkin kit. However, only the snowflake piece. I added Crumb Cake cardstock to the front, shocking I know. That tag is all the kit. The Glimmer Snowflakes, yup those are from the kit too. Even the iridescent snowflakes, from the kit. Adding a few strips of Crumb Cake cardstock between a few of the pages for stability. I know it is kinda tough to see…

  • Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies maybe fall.

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies With all that is going on around here. I know we are getting ready for Christmas. However, I did want to share this alternative ideas using the Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies. Guess where you will find this one?? Yup, you guessed, over on YouTube. I even added a bit of details to help this Gingerbread house look a bit more like a cabin. I hope you like this video. Okay, I know it is more fall like… I needed to share this idea. because I could also see this as a winter scene. Imagine the Aspen dies and adding in this cabin…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday!

    The LAST day on Specials Today is The LAST day on Specials from Black Friday. Did you see that I am doing a Giving Tuesday to Shop with a Cop for my local Marshall County chapter. I really want to be sure that I can give as much as I can to this fun cause. Did you see my story about why?? Check it out here! I know that time gets away from us so that is why I want to be sure that you will not miss out on this Shopping Special! Do you have a Take Your Pick Tool?? If not here is a bit of information for…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    The Christmas Decorating has begun, Village

    The Christmas Decorating And The Christmas Decorating has begun, Starting off with the Village. I will be super busy for the next few days working on all the Wintery things!! Be sure to check back often. You know you will see plenty more. No, not of these boxes, however what was inside of them. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts on YouTube.

    12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts I am super SUPER excited to be sharing a YouTube video series. My very first, starting on December 1st. The 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts will have 12 different gift ideas to share. Some will be simple, some will need a few more items. With that being said I will walk you through step by step. And yes you will be able to watch and re-watch each video as needed. A bit more of information I will have 12 different ideas, some of teacher, family and friends. I will have items that can be used all year long. Lastly, there are a few…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure all week.

    Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure The day started with not much, however…. Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure. By the time the snow stopped we had no grass to be found. I know not everyone is excited about it. But it really is time for the white stuff. However, I still have bulbs to plant. I will add that later this week there will be a warm up. I am sure that I can get the last of the bulbs planted. Yes, I am laughing out loud. You should be too!! I love watching they two rough house. All the loud thuds and pitter patter of those big feet. These two…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Seasonal Sale is LIVE plus getting catalogs

    Seasonal Sale is LIVE This is a HUGE deal… even on bundles!! The Seasonal Sale is LIVE!! Stamps, punches, embossing folders and dies. Ohhhh but wait, yes there is more!! Non-Specialty papers are also on sale… Great Time to stock up!! Or even cross some folks off your list!! Do you have a Crafty Friend?? Here is an amazing way to get them an amazing Christmas gift!! Now, I NEED to add that not everything is one sale!! You are going to want to check out this list. It is in alphabetical order by category. Page numbers are also included. Have questions?? Do not worry, I am here to help!!…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Sale up to 50% off, WHAT???

    Paper Pumpkin Sale up to 50% Holy, Cow, Did you see this?? Yes, Paper Pumpkin Sale up to 50% off past kits, refills and add on items. You will NOT want to hesitate on this one!! Quick click here!! Especially if you would want to give this as a gift!! Man, could you cross off some great shopping gifts with this sale!! Remember me talking about these “Sacks” for the North Pole kit?? Yes, even these are on sale!! How about the Pick of the Crop little canvas bags. YUP, those are included too! What fun way to give some gifts at an amazing price!! I can not wait to…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Reminder November Kit

    Paper Pumpkin Reminder November Hello everyone, I wanted to pop in quick and talk about the fun upcoming Crafty Subscription period. The ‘From the North Pole‘, Paper Pumpkin Reminder November Kit coordinates with the October “Hohoho” kit to start. Also, that the tags can be created into cards. However, there is also a super fun add on Sacks. Yes, they too are straight ‘From the North Pole’ Notice how these cute Sacks coordinate with last month’s envelopes?? These food safe, 4 x 6 sacks are $4.00 for 12. Guys that is only 33 cents a bag!! You could use these for SOO many things. Put a couple Christmas cookies in…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Kit Together and Stamping News for you!!

    Kit Together and Stamping News I have some fun stuff today, Kit Together and Stamping News to share. On Saturday, October 22 here in the “studio” we will be celebrating a Kit together. Not just this kit. Any of the Kit Collection ones. You get to pick. Do you have one sitting in your crafty space that needs some love?? How about a Paper Pumpkin kit (or two) that you want to finish up? Here is a super fun way to hang out, get some crafty time and get things done!! We will start out at 1 pm central time. I will have past Paper Pumpkins here if you run…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    More August Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, first.

    More August Paper Pumpkin I have two More August Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for you. One today and the second on Saturday. This one turned out soo amazing that I gave it away already. This uses an envelope as apart of the packaging. How can you say enough about how BEAUTIFUL the are in person. Please note that the Mossy Meadow Braided ribbon is retired. However, I was shocked to still see it on the clearance rack. 10 yards for $2.80. Shocking!! But True There are only a couple other things added to this. I am sure you see the sentiment piece. That was an additional cardstock scrap piece. Here is…

  • 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…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last day of August reminders, don’t miss out!

    Last day of August Today is the last day of August. So do not miss out getting FREE with a $50 or $100 product purchase! I have several, humm okay maybe all, of the Sale-a- Bration. The Pigs with dies, how about my favorite the Rings of Love DSP. Yes, please! Also along with that is the Join special, with that beautiful planner. No that is NOT all either! There is free shipping a free Paper Pumpkin, catalogs and much more! Curious about it? Contact Me, I am happy to help! I am also here to remind you about the Ding Dong Ditch. This class to go is super fun…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative ideas

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative Holy Cow this is a card base you guys!! Today I want to share a couple of August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative. I have sure had a ton of fun with this kit. Let me add that I have not even begun to do ANY 3D projects yet. Shocking I know. Trust me they are coming!! However, today is all about the cards. This first one is a small change. I cut the card base (Mossy Meadow) to put it as a layer still behind the honeycomb and sunflower piece. Using Crushed Curry for the card base. Also adding a flower piece but two different pieces. Is…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek and a reminder too!

    Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek Ohhh my goodness, this kit is going to be a winner! Here is the August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek, plus a FREE gift too. Are you signed up? If not …. Hurry you only have until August 10th. Yes, this one is flowers, BUT it’s sunflowers! The only happier flower I know is a Daisy. Yes, I am here to help you, maybe even guilt you, into needing this kit. That fear of missing out will naw at you! You know it will. I promise to share alternatives, as I always do! I hope you do try it! Those foil laser cut pieces look super fun…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Sale-a-Bration and Paper Pumpkin Prepaid, YEAH!!

    Sale-a-Bration and Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Did you know that you can get Sale-a-Bration and Paper Pumpkin Prepaid will get you some rewards? During Sale-a-Bration with every $50 that you spend on product, you get to pick from stamps, dies or designer series papers. And that goes true with the Paper Pumpkin prepaid too. Above is the pricing and the bonuses that you get. Please let me know if you have ANY questions about this!! 3 month prepaid subscription 6 month prepaid subscription 12 month prepaid subscription Here are the three options that you have. I would love for you to pick me as your demonstrator, thank you. Are you on…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Uncategorized

    Another Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin idea.

    Another Pick of the Crop Are you ready for Another Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin idea? Weeeelll, here is the “blanket” part from yesterday’s card. This idea also uses up a left over cardbase from the cart card. The additions on this idea are the Crumb Cake and the Basic White. Ohhh, the embellishments. I thought this was a simple but very down to earth idea. Something that you could send to a friend. Right? Because we think of friends and you never know, they just might need a little cheering up! To join us with the next Paper Pumpkin box, subscribe here, TODAY!! I sure had fun with…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Uncategorized

    More June Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas

    More June Paper Pumpkin With the second live for the Pick the Crop here are More June Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas. This one uses mostly elements of the kit. The ONLY additions are the Garden Green frame and there is an inside layer to “hide” some of the layers you see here! Starting off with the removal of the “blanket” which was a pink gingham. All that I did was line up my trimmer and VERY carefully cut just that section out! Which you will want to check back tomorrow to see what I did with that! Anyway… To help with the “window” look… Using the strawberry/blueberry diecut and a…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Pick of the Crop, June Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

    Pick of the Crop Here are a few alternative ideas from out first look at the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kits. This first look was super fun. I would love for you to join my Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club, on facebook, so that you can join in the fun. This first idea is a slight tweak. I fussy cut the awning off and added it back using dimensionals. Second thing we did was add some of the lavender. One piece to be exact. Yes, I did split it up but fussy cutting off one section to stretch the piece. Here was the full on alternative. Using a…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    June is almost over, holy cow. Month end reminders.

    June is almost over Can you believe that June is almost over. Seriously, there is only one week left. With all the fun we have been having in this heat, YUK!! All I have to say is it is the perfect excuse to stay in and craft!! In the air conditioning of course!! Although that is not what I have been doing, how about you?? How about the June Ding Dong Ditch to get you motivated?? Did you see all the great stuff for that?? Just a quick recap… You will get 1/4 pack of DSP, Cardstock and 1/2 pack of embellishments. All for $15. Ohh, and you get instructions…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Technique

    Birds Singing You are Amazing for 3D Thursday.

    Birds Singing You are Amazing This week for the FREE tutorial I gotcha covered. I sure hope that you love it as much as I do. I do want to start by saying that … Not only are the Birds Singing You are Amazing. Yes, YOU ARE AMAZING!! In case no one has told you lately! As a matter of fact I think that the Birds are singing loudly!! No not me. They are up in one of my big old oak trees just singing away. Can you hear them?? Using a wood easel from a craft store that was $1. I use a paper towel and colored this to…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead to look at.

    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead This seemed like a great place to start, the entrance. With Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead the beginning is best. If you have been up my walk you know that I love to has flowers here too. The flowers will be coordinated throughout the front porch. Some pops of orange and white all throughout. Just above the wagon and pots is this hanging basket. Here is where the purple gets tied into the soon to be blooming Dahlias further down the porch. The middle photo is just to the left of the front door. Joe and I love Coleus. All the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Saying goodbye for now to Mindy and her family.

    Saying goodbye for now to Mindy Guys, it was a tough Monday for me. Well let’s be real it has been tough since my sister told me that she was going to be moving. Not to a place that I can do in one day either. All the way to Texas. I went out to Illinois to be sure to get all my hugs and smooches from all of them. Although saying goodbye for now to Mindy and the family is sad. I have been sure to keep myself SUPER busy today too. Plus more distractions for the rest of the week. I will miss seeing them when I want…

  • 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…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    May Peek at Paper Pumpkin, Pick of the Crop.

    May Peek at Paper Pumpkin I love how timely this May Peek at Paper Pumpkin is.. I love going to my local farmer market. Here are a few things you need to know! There are 9 cards with three different designs. Coordinating envelopes of course! Plus a bonus canvas bag. However, do not worry you can get more of the bags too! WoooHooo! How about a few reminders? First, you have until the tenth to sign up. Second, you can go month to month or prepaid. When choosing prepaid, you can do 1 – 3 – 6 or 12 month. Thirdly, the box is guaranteed! I know you will love…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful April 2022.

    Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful Here is the Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin kit. This one is a great fun fold. This gate fold with the belly band is just what I needed to add the stick. Yes, I said stick. The cocoon that I added, after fussy cutting, is hanging from a small stick. Yes, from the yard. Check it out… Using Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight for my cardstock colors. I NEEDED to brighten up this kinda dark kit. Well, maybe it was just me. Anyway, using a touch of hot glue for the stick. No worries you will not see if after you…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Paper Pumpkin

    Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin

    Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful I know, I gave you a look at the Peek for the May kit first… just a reminder because this one is all about those five new in colors! However, for today’s Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful or the April Paper Pumpkin box! This one was a fun one for sure. You know how I love my 3D projects! How cute is this one?? I have a few tricks to share here…. First, note that I used a half of a cardbase to make this. I will be sharing next week how I did it for my alternative video… so be sure to…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    March Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, Free stamp set?

    March Paper Pumpkin Alternatives Are you looking for something crafty to do that is portable?? You know that I have the answer to that!! EVERYTHING you need is in this one box!! Paper Pumpkin is perfect! This can be a monthly subscription or prepaid (one month, three months, six months or a full year). It is NOOO secret that I love this box. So much so that I have a FB group dedicated to it. Anyway, lets see what we have for the March Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This first idea uses only parts from the box. No extra supplies. Okay, one extra, however that is from last months box. When…