• 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…

  • sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022, all you need to know!

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022 To say that I am excited about the Butterfly Birthday Bash 2022, is an understatement!! I have been working on a few things already. Let me start off by saying that I think we have outgrown the house. So I have a backup plan just in case there are more than 20 in person. Which … let’s be honest is SUPER EXCITING!! Here is what you need to know. Just like last year there is a HUGE goodie bag. There is a custom bag this year too. We will again have 6 cards and 2 projects, three cards and a project in the am. Then three…

  • Craft Room

    Help make others happy with your smile.

    Help make others happy It is easy to Help make others happy!! Really!! Think about this for a minute. When you open your mailbox and find a bill. YUK!! right?? I see you nodding your head!! Well think how you feel when you find something from someone that you have not seen or talked to in a little while. Happy, a smile and you rip open the envelope right?? Well, what are you waiting for?? Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    April Paper Pumpkin peek is so very exciting!

    April Paper Pumpkin peek Can you hear me squeal?? April Paper Pumpkin peek has my name all over it!! I can not wait to get my box. This one is going to be awesome!! Our Beyond the Horizons boxes are on their way. Yes, we will have fun with that one. However, I am looking way ahead to this box. Tell me what else do you think will be inside this box besides butterflies?? Curiosity is killing me really!! I will admit that the cocoon is pretty dang cool. Do you think that we will get a few of those branches too?? Here is all that I know so far……

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire on the Homestead.

    Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire Not much but Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire here on the homestead this week. Between classes and working on getting the Winter decorations down. This is all that I have for you this week. Every Sunday I have been heading down to the basement to start a few things. Last week it was the science experiment. This week it is a jump start on some bulbs. And my seeds came today so those heat mats that you see on the top middle of this photo will finally get some use. As you can see it is an organized mess. I have all the…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  sneak peek

    March Madness have you heard what is going on?

    March Madness have you heard? This month is all about March Madness, have you heard? All the details will be shared tomorrow. Okay, maybe not all, but LOTS. I like a few surprises! Let me just say that from tomorrow through to the end of the month we are going to have FUN. Lots of Shenanigans too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! You have until 11 on the 10th of March to sign up, come and enjoy the Paper Pumpkin adventures!

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  sneak peek

    Final Days for all these exciting things!!

    Final Days for all … How can February be almost over and the Final Days for all of the classes, Paper Pumpkin and soo much! Starting off with the February Ding Dong Ditch! With of of these great options you NEED to check this one out! Reg class, stamp set, bundle, and small stamp-a-stack too! I do love options but HOLY COW! This one also ties into the … The March Paper Pumpkin! I love when Paper Pumpkins coordinate with catalog product! Why? Well, let me tell you!! The mileage that you get out of this one little box is AMAZING! You can add a little from the DSP pack…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Last January Paper Pumpkin alternative to post.

    Last January Paper Pumpkin Here is the Last January Paper Pumpkin alternative that I have to share. Wondering Still what Paper Pumpkin is all about?? Besides is being the most amazing subscription box EVER!! Yeah, I know I am slightly bias. However, What can you get for under $30 to your door that includes everything you need?? Not much if anything, right?? Here is what you get in EACH box ink, stamps, adhesive, die cuts and envelopes. Sometimes there is ribbon other times there are embellishments. Your first subscription box also includes a block that EVERY stamp you in in ANY of your future boxes will fit!! I love making…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Day Two Treat ideas, using January Paper Pumpkin

    Day Two Treat ideas I am so excited about Day Two Treat ideas. Today we are going to be using the January Paper Pumpkin kit. If you ahve not joined us for this crafty box of goodies. This just might be what you need to see!! Ohh and this is a two for… Here is the easy one… this one uses the Kisses & Hugs mini treat boxes. Not just one though. I attached the two together. For more chocolate goodness of course!! Used a mini clothes pin for the top. The heart and gold cord are included in the treat kit. I could so see this one a table…

  • Uncategorized

    February Paper Pumpkin peek and more…

    February Paper Pumpkin peek This is the February Paper Pumpkin peek. In case you have not yet seen it. Here is inside information there are nine cards. Three different designs and of course all the goodies! Ink, stamps and oodles more I am sure. I would love for you to join me with all the Paper Pumpkin fun! This crafty subscription box is just what the doctor ordered to get you out of the winter hoohumm’s. This box is also a great way to start a new hobby! Do you know someone that needs a hobby? Or maybe to start up one again? Yes, I can help you with this…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    First from the Lots of Pun, Paper Pumpkin kit.

    First from the Lots of Pun This alternative is the First from the Lots of Pun. This Paper Pumpkin kit is going to make EVERYONE smile. It is all about silly puns. Best thing since sliced bread I would say. For this idea I used only what was inside the box. However, I cut is all in half. The cardbase, the layer piece and even the centers. Yup, all in half. Ohh, did I mention even that little Pool Party piece?? It was also cut in half. Here is my idea… I was thinking that this could be for a thank you gift. Birthday bag tag is also another possibility.…

  • 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…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    November PP Alternative ideas, All cards.

    November PP Alternative ideas Here we are with the November PP Alternative ideas. So many ideas to share. Keep in mind that I am not afraid to pull out my scissors and cut up the parts. Very much like this idea. I took the treat present stack and cut them all apart. You will see that I also used the masking technique to stack the inside gifts. The bottom gift is the actual full stamp. Note the background stamp?? Well I flipped the stamp over to create that background. Not familiar with the masking technique. Comment below so that I can share!! How about an alternative color?? This one we…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    January Paper Pumpkin Peek, including an add on!

    January Paper Pumpkin Peek I am excited to share the January Paper Pumpkin Peek. The name is even Kisses & Hugs. I can only imagine what in going to be inside. I am going to bet Blushing Bride, gold foil and Vanilla for the colors. But this is only the half of it. See those super cute “XOXO” boxes. They are an add on that will be available after January 25. Have you decided to subscribe yet?? Need some more information? Well, how about that I go live the first Saturday of each month on my Whispers In Ink page over on Facebook. This video gets added to YouTube, thanks…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Gift idea day three ohh yes, Paper Pumpkin

    Gift idea day three Here we are with Gift idea day three. Can you believe it? Did you miss day one or day two?? No worries the Hamscher Homestead post is being moved back until we are done with the gift ideas, two more to go after today’s post. Did you know that you can GIFT Paper Pumpkin?? You can set is up to bill your credit card as a regular subscription. However, you can also do a prepaid subscription. They come in One, Three, Six and Twelve month pricing increments. The pricing varies, links for each are the numbers. Excited, yet?? I have gifted both ways, please contact me…

  • 3D Thursday

    Lip Balm 3D Thursday tutorial from Sarah.

    Lip Balm 3D Thursday Ohh, Lip Balm 3D Thursday, this is soo cute. Did you hear that the Penguin Place stamp set and punch will be carrying over… YES, I am excited! Have you checked out the Facebook group 3D Thursday, yet?? So many fun idea! Including this one… Here are the things that you will need… Mossy Meadow cardstock Basic White cardstock Sweet Stocking DSP Wonderful Snowflake sheets Penguin Place Bundle Bakers Twine Essentials pack Rhinestones Elegant Faceted Gems Soo many little touches to this one, dontcha think?? Check out the inside too… Sarah Willis I really do love this idea, thank you so much! I can not wait…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Paper Pumpkin

    Last day on all November things, check it out.

    Last day on all November Reminders because it is the Last day on all November things including the Ding Dong Ditch. Get al the information including pricing and add-ons. Check the original post here. I wanted to be sure that you know there are FUN additional idea that I will share in the PDF instructions ONLY! I am going bananas over this super pun filled kit. We need humor in our lives, right? Silly, yup, that is the point! If you don’t laugh after seeing a banana with a mustache… I am at a loss. Wondering how to get your own kit? Here is the LINK. You will not want…

  • 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…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy the time you have, hug everyone most of all be thankful for all that you have. HUGS and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Who can I help you check off your list?? This special is ONLY until Tuesday. Check back for another way to participate in Giving Tuesday!! Here is your new Ordering Host Code and the easy Link…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class

    You must know a few things to keep in mind.

    You must know a few things You must know a few things, that I think might be important. As one procrastinator to I hope not another. I want to make a few things easier for you this upcoming season. Paper Pumpkin is a great option. The November kit is geared towards treats or tags. However, I can promise you that I will be using a few for cards. Sooo, with that being said cards with this cute snowman is a must!! There are three different designs and three of each. That is nice super easy, and ohhh so dang cute cards. Deadline for this is November 10. Sign up here.…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    November Paper Pumpkin Peek, soo cute!

    November Paper Pumpkin Peek OHHH MY, November Paper Pumpkin Peek. That is all I can say… Ohhhh Myyy! Tags, Treats and cards ohh my. I love how versatile this kit is going to be! Now, let me say this kit is marketed as a treat package kit. However, do you see what I see?? I would bet that it could be a tag and then double the counts. Same thing with this kit if you make cards. Okay, okay I do not know ALL of this for sure! Although experience has shown me and all of us that if nothing else you can make it what you want and NEED.…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    A Second September Paper Pumpkin Alternative.

    A Second September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Here is a second September Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This one is a little more silly, fun and cute even! OMG, a punch art Turkey. Here is what you will need… Layering Circle dies. Penguin Builder punch Eyes, google or pearls even. Using the three trimmed tabs from the treats in a color of your choosing. Two tabs from an alternative color. Pick how large you wish your turkey is going to be. I picked the second, third and fifth smallest scalloped circles. Two in Early Espresso and the middle to match the back three tabs. I choose that color for the cardbase as well.…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    September Paper Pumpkin Alternative first idea.

    September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ohhh I am loving this September Paper Pumpkin Alternative AND the whole kit. Those pumpkin and gourd treat holders. So much fall fun to be had! I can not take total credit for this one. There was an alternative idea on the back of the directions. We started there, added some leaves, cut up the wrapped wire, Tah-DA Some of the leaves are from the Kit itself. The three Crumb Cake ones are fussy cut and added to the front to match the inside. Adding in a cardbase in Crumb Cake and a Pumpkin Pie layer. The four panels are pieces of the treat packaging cut…