• 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…

  • 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.…