• Coffee and Cards,  Masculine Cards

    Red White and Blue Grateful card.

    Red White and Blue Grateful Did you know that I do a Then and Now card idea?? What is it?? Well, I have over 10 different card ideas from 2010 that I thought would be fun to see how we can recreate them with Now, current items. This card was from March and the Red White and Blue Grateful is perfect for this weekend. However, I thought it would be a fun idea for a guy card too. Thoughts?? So the card on my iPad is the card from 2010. Do you remember when we had the two different sized rollers?? Ohhh yes that ‘hero – courage’ was on a…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Hello There Red White and Blue card idea

    Hello There Red White This one is a favorite of mine… You know that I love all the ribbons, and layers. Any guess how I was able to add the color to the flower centers?? For todays Hello There Red White AND Blue cardI used the Darling Details bundle. I did not realize how much I would love this bundle. OHHHH MY!! I really love the frames that are in the dies set. Sooo, what was the first thing that you saw?? Hummm, I seem to remember forgetting to place my frame prior to stamping the front sentiment. Just a reminder so that you do not make the same mistake…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Technique

    Red White and Blue Sweetest Cherries

    Red White and Blue Sweetest Well Sweetest Cherries that is. This is one of the June Ding Dong Ditch cards. Did you miss the talk about the science experiment?? What am I talking about?? Well, we took the Herringbone ribbon and died it. How?? Well we used the Real Red ink refill and some water. Let it soak overnight, let it drip dry in the sink. Then you have a new colored ribbon. Yes, this could be ANY color of refill. Humm, I think I am in need of some purple ribbon!! It looks great doesn’t it? Here is a question for you… What do you think of the addition…

  • Craft Room

    Coffee and Cards tomorrow morning.

    Coffee and Cards tomorrow morning In case you forgot, need a reminder, or did not know. Coffee and Cards tomorrow morning is the crafty place to be!! I will be live over on my facebook page and you will love the Patriotic Theme that I have planned!! Ohhh come on 10:30am central time is not that early. You can enjoy with your favorite morning beverage in your PJ’s. I can not wait to see you then!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Uncategorized,  YouTube video

    Scrappy Red White and Blue for Flag Day

    Scrappy Red White and Blue Today is a nod to our American Flag. It is not a secret that I fly my American Flag everyday!! Today’s Scrappy Red White and Blue is perfect for Flag Day!! Did you know that it was Flag Day today?? When I created this card it was for Memorial Day weekend. However I felt that it was perfect for today also. This idea is perfect for ANYTHING actually!!! I simple and great use of scrap pieces after a fun day of creating cards or projects. The sentiment is from Sending Smiles and that is just what I did when I was done creating this video.…

  • 3D Thursday,  In-Colors

    Darla Red White and Blue for 3D Thursday’s Tutorial

    Darla Red White and Blue I am telling you time is just going faster and faster. Today is Darla Red White and Blue for 3D Thursday. You are going to love these for summer BBQ’s and holidays. See what I mean?? Keep in mind if you have a graduation, all you need to do is change up the colors. Although these would be perfect for all your summer needs. Making several of these all at once. Check out Darla’s instructions to get all the lowdown over on the 3D Thursday facebook page. I need to tell you that I have not made these yet, but I am thinking that for…

  • Holiday cards,  In-Colors

    An In Color nod to the Holiday for Memorial Day.

    An In Color nod to the Holiday Blessings to you on this Memorial Day weekend. Today I have An In Color nod to the Holiday. Using Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet and Basic White. I think the colors look amazing together. However, not your typical traditional color. You knew that I would be doing something patriotic this weekend right?? In case you missed the live, you will be able to catch the replay over on YouTube on Thursday afternoon. Curious about those flowers and sentiment?? I was pretty pleased with the sentiment especially. Check out the Hydrangea Haven stamp set. The dies are from the coordinating die cut set. I thought…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Stars Stripes 4th of July with Christmas Trimmings

    Stars Stripes 4th of July Celebrating with Stars Stripes 4th of July will be a hit. Using all my favorite Red, “White” and Blue colors to create this nod to our American Flag. No matter if she is a little tattered, no matter that she is a little worn she flies high and proud. On this holiday weekend, hug your family and friends. Enjoy time together!! However most of all remember even if just for a minute those that helped us gain all of these freedoms. Thank you! Thank you to those that wanted a better life. And Thank you for those that knew it would be worth it. Thank…

  • Holiday cards

    Land of the Free, because of the brave.

    Land of the Free I am grateful to from the Land of the Free, because of the very VERY BRAVE!! On this Holiday weekend we created this great pair of cards. Yes, it is my nod to my son and all military families in this great land that I call home. Interested in the color combo?? Merry Merlot, Night of Navy with the Basic Vanilla. Did you miss the live?? No worries, It is being added to YouTube so you can watch the replay HERE. I have to admit, this really came together pretty quick. Well, okay, all but the washi tape part. I do really appreciate those Foam Adhesive…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.

    Celebrating with Family?? I hope that you had an amazing 4th of July. Poor Joe had to work, but I did enjoy some hot dogs and potato salad. Also enjoyed a few fireworks, thanks to my awesome neighbors. I also enjoyed spending time with you during this mornings facebook live. Which has also been added to youtube. Sorry everyone for the weird internet issues this morning… No idea. But thankful you could join in the crafty red, white and blue fun this morning. I wanted to share that there is more to just a tag, right!! Wait until you see tomorrows post… taking it just one step further. Hugs and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

    Happy Birthday America! Sounds kinda funny saying Happy Birthday to a Country, but… That really is what today is all about. How as a new country “we” decided “we” wanted freedom from Tierney and Oppression. Those freedoms were as the result of many brave men and women. Freedoms that at times get taken for granted. As a Marine mom, I have a small understanding of the drive that it takes to be brave and go off to fight for those freedoms. The worry of a family when loved ones go on faith and belief that our country stands for Freedom. These freedoms that are still alive today, gratefully!! Hugs and…

  • Retiring

    More Goodbyes….review

    Saying good by to the Flourishing Phrases (141534 – retiring) stamp set and Flourishing Dies (141478 – retiring). The photo is the link to the original post. What else do you see?? Whisper White bakers twine (124262 – retiring) but that was dies using the Lovely Lipstick reinker (retired). Adding to this is the sentiment that is from the It Starts with Art (149303 – retiring). So many fun and pretty cards. So you think we will find new loves?? I would like to think so…. You?? More retiring stuff to share… moving on to another stamp set I think… I went back all the way to June for this…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A big surprise package??

    Hummmm, what could it be?? Joe called me out of my “office” to talk about this box that got delivered. What the heck?? He told me that it was one of my birthday presents. Let me just say this thing was up to my waste. What the Heck?? We had been talking about a toaster the week before, but no way was it a toaster… NOPE!! I was really trying to think … hummm, What big thing has I suggested for him to get me?? hummmm.. I had nothin’. However there was a way… Open it, right? OHHHHH YEAH!! A new popcorn machine… Remember everyone, the old one. It quit…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New to me, LuLu, a new kitty?? and wind powered…

    More room! This new to me table is just what I was hoping to find! Can easily fit 5 people! WoooHooo! I do owe a friend of mine back in Illinois a HUGE favor, but she knows I am good for it! Now to find fabric for the four matching chairs! I do NOT know what someone was thinking putting white fabric on kitchen chairs YIKES!! I sure did enjoy the sunny day Sunday. LuLu and I relaxed by the bbq while Joe was cooking. All of the chickens enjoyed being able to run around and take sand baths. Some even went foraging by the bird feeders for seeds. Here…

  • Holiday cards

    More Holiday fun..

    Joe and I are enjoying a HOT sunny day… Thankful he is home today… wishing Trevor was here too!! but adulting can stink sometimes. Daisy Lane (bundle-15118 daisy punch-143713) whoever says you are not versatile, I will disagree! Going with traditional Night of Navy and Real Red … Here is how I “created” the flowers… Punch 2 Whisper White Daisies Stamp with Night of Navy on Whisper White and Punch with Daisy Punch. Punch 4 Whisper White Medium Daisies Stamp with Real Red on Whisper White and Punch with Medium Daisy Punch Use bone folder to carefully curl. Plain Daises, or leave flat. Layers… plain(top) then stamped image then (dimensional)…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Fourth of July

    I hope that you has a safe and happy holiday with family and friends! My nod to the red, white and blue, using Flourishing Phrases (s-151407 d-141478) and this may seem like an odd pair, but It Starts with Art (149303). Heat embossing the stamped image with the new Shimmer White embossing powder (149511). to add our fireworks of sparkles. Silver thread and rhinestones of all sorts. Do you think I over did it?? Stay cool, have fun and …. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!