• Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/26 Coffee and Cards

    Wow, these were sure fun!! The Seriously the Best stamp set, is an easy stamp. We used the Stamparatus and wiped up 12 cards QUICK!! All the set up, stamping and cutting was done in 1 hour! That is a win in my book! The YouTube will walk you through all the cuts. In addition to that how to set up the Stamparatus. Ohhh I could not have been more happy because almost all of these cards are already in the mail!! Yes, I send a lot of cards! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Retiring

    Last two Goodbyes

    Live Your Life Like it Matters This one is not back tooo far, from March. Did I tell you that I gave the sign away?? Yup! Love that she keeps it in her studio! Nooo, not all of the dies are retiring. The letters in “Life” have been retired for a whole year already. The rest are only available for less then a week if they are not already gone…. do you need them?? Hurry up! No worries however, the Poppy’s are going to be in the new catalog. However these are the 2018-2020 In-Colors and those also are in short supply! Did you forget to order them?? Now what…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/23 Coffee and Cards

    More retiring stamps sets and dies… Grab your Stamparatus and let’s make some backgrounds!! This morning on Coffee and Cards we looked at 3 more retiring stamp sets and a coordinating dies set. However, I also gave you a sneak peak at three of the five 2020-2022 In-Colors. The Facebook live is here. I will share the YouTube link soon…. sorry! Do you have a Favorite?? I am super curious which one it is.. Please comment your favorite and a brief why. This “Thank You” has been well loved my me for sure!! It really is the perfect size. Big enough to be alone, on the left. But not too…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/19 Tuesday Edition

    Ohhh so much fun this week… and we knocked off 3 more stamp sets off the list… Did you miss the Facebook Live?? We missed you! But you can check out the replay. Be sure to share so others can see how we set up the Stamparatus for the card on the left! phew Using the same two stamp sets: Crackle Paint (148752 – retiring) Perennial Birthday (145760 – retiring) Love that the Crackle Paint stamp can be used for a masculine or a more feminine card! Add in a few flowers, some ribbon and Happiness Blooms Enamal Dots (148805 – retiring). The 1″ circle punch (119868 – retiring) was…

  • Retiring

    A Look back..

    Here is a retiring stamp feature… Beautiful Day. Want to take a peak back at the post… Link. This “watercolor” technique and Birthday cards were so fun to create. Thank you again Korine for letting me use your stamp set!! Retiring… Love What you Do! Ohh, I am sniffling just a bit over this one. I can promise that this one will NOT be in the BOGO sale next month! This “tag” has been issued to a few business owner friends as a “Free Class Pass” and will be honored once again once thing get back to “normal”. Check the original post here. Retiring… Hand Letter Prose and Pocket dies.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coming and Going Catalogs

    With only 20 ish days left to get at those retiring items. Please, be sure to check your wish lists… so you will not go without. The above photo is the link to my store. Please use the Host Code : Q6GMEPM There are several items discounted including the “kit” that is on the Part Three of the Ding Dong Ditch. Regular price for Seriously the Best is $30 marked down to $18, which is why I picked it. Perfect for this time of year… birds, Congrats and Hello!! Here is the cover of the upcoming catalog. I know you want to get yours! If you have placed a $50…

  • Coloring

    Spring – Fable Friends

    Happy Spring! With the sun shining and all the rain we have gotten the last few days… The Ducks in the raincoats is PERFECT! I am also sorry to say that these little cuties are on the retiring list. sad! You can use either the watercolor pencils or your Stampin’ Blends to do your coloring, just be sure to use the correct ink. Not sure which is correct?? StazOn ink for watercolors Momento ink for Stampin’ blends I almost forgot to mention the Tailored Tag Punch. That is what I used so that you can see the Momma duck that is stamped on the inside. And no worries that one…

  • Happy Birthday

    Love and Butterflies

    When you craft on your Birthday…. You use all of your Favorite things… Right?? Can you name them all?? Woodland embossing folder Crumb Cake cardstock Highland Heather cardstock Purple Posy cardstock Burlap Ribbon (retiring) Gingham DSP (already gone**sorry**) Ink Daubers on the embossed image Glitter Enamel Dots (retiring) Love What You Do stamp set (retiring) Butterfly Beauty Dies You know there is more, but even I can only get so much on two cards. haha, Maybe I need to try harder?? What do you think?? Just a Reminder… That the items that are retiring are… While Supplies Last… so you know you do not want to hesitate. There are already…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    What a Great Day!!

    It is a great way to start the day …. When you have a little, drop off flowers for your Birthday! It was just amazing. But the day started with a video chat from my nieces. Was able to get what I needed mostly for the garden too, Now to plant. YEAH! Hummm, what all do I need to plant?? Suggestions? Well, Off to relax and enjoy the last few hours of my birthday. Thank you everyone for the Cards and Birthday wishes. You have helped make a great birthday during this crazy time…. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    4/25 Coffee and Cards

    We kicked off the Cake, Crafts and Coffee… it’s Jen’s Birthday this morning… I am just soo excited!! I am thankful for all that can join in the fun. We started off during Coffee and Cards. We using the Stamparatus to make these two step stamping cards! How much are you loving these colors?? From Lightest to darkest… Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce. Remember I was talking about them on Thursday during our Pumpkin Whispers live. Reminder… Painted Harvest Stamp set AND Call Me Clover ink/cardstock are retiring. There are things that are sold out already… PLEASE do not wait! More…

  • In-Colors

    Smooches with Lovely Lipstick…..bye bye

    When you talk about Lovely Lipstick… I think of a S.W.A.K. or lipstick kiss. Old school I know. Lipstick nowadays doesn’t leave a mark. Which is why I picked this DSP to highlight this beautiful color. I call this set the Hello Fabulous set… isn’t it funny how sets get knick names? I have several … How about you? Please tell me I am not the only one… The crazytown bus would be very lonely, haha. ANYWAY, All 5 of these cards are made from scraps, left overs, and not needed card bases. Funny how when you know what you have you can create some amazing things. (wink wink) A…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Retiring List is out…

    There are LOTS of new today… and I am super excited because we will very VERY soon have a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine… no release date, I am sorry to say! However, I can share a few things… I think…hummmm Let’s just say that it will be easier to store and easier to use. ANYWAY, the new 2020-2022 In-colors are amazing!! I can not wait to get them in my May Paper Pumpkin … Did you sign up yet?? hummmm But lets get down to the sad parts of today’s post… What are we losing?? Well we know that the 2018-2020 In-Colors and everything that goes with them…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  Kits,  sneak peek

    On location…

    Coffee and Cards was out on location yesterday, Saturday. Thank you again to Sugar Shack Bakery and the Daily Grind. Had fun, great coffee and a slight wobble of the camera. Wonder what I am talking about here is your 6/1 Link … Did you hear Paula <gasp> at no stamping?? I sure did, all the way in Plymouth!! The cards are so easy, fun and cheerful!! Both the Happiness Bloom (148531) and the Big Plans (146863) Memories and More Card Packs are still available, and make some fun and cute cards with your cardstock or even the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (145583). Even decorating your envelopes…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Lots of tidbits…

    Come check out some of the new products, colors and fingers crossed even get your catalog. There will be two cards to make for $10 or free with your order. If you place an order over $75 there will also be some GREAT card recipes based on new items from our new book. Are you looking for some fun girl time?? A way to get your hands on some product for FREE. I am looking for a few fun loving people to host a party. Dates available for then end of June and July! If you have not heard retiring items have been discounted … WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. You will…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    Blog Hop with Home Decor SU Style

    Thank you for “hopping” in…. Home Decor SU Style. Happy you could join us! Please be sure to check out what everyone has to share, link down on the bottom. Have you heard a saying that just spoke to you?? Then you search EVERYWHERE to find what you are looking for …. and it is NOWHERE Well, what is a crafter to do?? She makes it herself! A fellow local lady business owner was my first call. She cuts metal. YUP, laser cuts. We worked on the font going back and forth with what to pick. This worked perfectly! The next thing was cutting all the letters… TWICE. First in…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Saying good by to a Tree

    Have you had the honor of using one the of the longest active stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has?? Lovely as a Tree (w-128655 c-127793) has been around since 2001. Selling over 200,000 stamp sets. Dang that is a heck of a lot of TREES. The demonstrators had fun on Facebook today. We flooded our feeds and Stampin’ Up!’s feeds using this stamp set today… It needs to go out with honor and I was happy to share my love of this amazing set. I can say this was one of my first stamp sets. I have it in the old clam shell box back when all stamps were only…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Pretty Birthday Flowers

    Have you thought….humm, this looks fun, But its probably not for me?? Well, here is a great way to try it out. The 1st Tuesday of each month I have a class at the local library. This is a great way to try out this fun craft. All the stuff is supplied, stamps, ink, paper, adhesive and even ribbon. Preregister by sending me an email or text. Bring your smiling face and $5. Come on, try it… what do you have to lose?? No matter what you have two cards that you can take with you to use or keep. Yes, I will even help you tie the BOW!! Who…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Uncategorized

    Redbud Tree Inspiration

    I wish you could join us for Coffee and Cards. This “episode” featured another retiring stamp set Sheltering Tree (137163). We had a stamp set stamp camp using this stamp set back when it first came out, a few years ago. There is a card that has been kept up on the inspiration shelf since then… Soon the whole card will be retired…. the last hold out was the stamps… the ribbon and punches sued have been gone of several years. Do you see the four seasons?? That was the inspiration for the type of set that was created above… Here is our Redbud tree/spring inspired card. Just out the…

  • old site,  Paper Pumpkin

    News

    You know that Paper Pumpkin is a favorite for me…. this kit is pretty amazing. We were able to do a card from this kit at OnStage, totally in my wheel house. Love it! This kit just gets better and better!! The pop up cards for March, I am waiting for the April kit to get here and now this one for May… phew AMAZING is all I can say! Have you seen the retirement list yet?? Here is you link for that too… keep in mind that some of the stamps are just switching from clear to cling. But if there is a bundle you want you better get…

  • In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    #simplestamping

    Another challenge for me on Simple Stamping, Using the Dear Doily (148690) stamp set, with Gray Granite and Smoky Slate cardstock. The ink is Tranquil Tide, which just as a reminder will be retiring the end of May. Are you planning on getting yours early?? This is really the way to go… card stock, ink, refill and ribbon will all retire May 31. The card was designed for one of my library classes….. check out my events for the next one. This sentiment could be just about anything on the inside. The little bow added to the sentiment seemed to add just enough pretty to a sad card. Keeping all…