• 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!!