• Girl’s Night

    Come and join the girls night club make 2 of 2 different cards Always Happy Birthday cards! This class is $15 or FREE with a qualifying purchase In person is the first Friday of each month. Online is the third Wednesday of each month.  

  • Coloring,  Paper Pumpkin

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative, with blends.

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative I am in love with the June Paper Pumpkin Alternative here. I will say that it was super easy. However you will need to use the Stampin’ Blends. I am happy to share that all the 2021-2023 In-Color Stampin’ Blends are back in stock and ready for you to order yours!! This alternative was created in my most recent Paper Pumpkin lives. These lives take place over in the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club group on Facebook. Join the fun, check it out!! However, this kit is not available. You can however get the next kit signup ends TODAY!! Yes, July 10 before midnight. You can…

  • In-Colors

    2021-2023 In-Color Club the beautiful colors.

    2021-2023 In-Color Club You know that the 2021-2023 In-Color Club is the BEST way to get all the new colors at a great monthly price!! Keep in mind this is a 5 month commitment. However, once it is all said and done you have all five of the full size Inks Cardstock Ribbons DSP pack Embellishments Stampin’ Write markers Stampin’ Blends (add-on option) Ink refills (add-on option) Yup, I did add a few optional things in this time. Keep in mind that you will still have the opportunity to get some extras when it it your turn to be the “hostess”. Still not sure?? How about a reminder of those…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Coloring Class Card, Grab your favorite colors!!

    Last Coloring Class Card Here is the Last Coloring Class card. Yes, I saved my favorite for last. Although I did really love how all of them turned out!! Did you miss the roses with the Blending brushes?? How about the “succulents” card one?? How do I suggest starting with these amazing markers?? Just grab a couple of your favorite colors and a stamped image, using Memento ink. Or like we did here a 12 x 12 sheet of True Love DSP. However any black and white would do wonderfully. Start off with one color. Start with the lightest color first. Then using the lines that exist on the flowers…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Second Look at Coloring Class, a more masculine look.

    Second Look at Coloring Class. How about a Second Look at Coloring Class, with a masculine touch. I am excited to be able to remind you that Blending Brushes are back in stock!! WooHooo. I used Just Jade and Mossy Meadow for the above card idea. To me this patterned piece looks like either succulents for cabbage for fall. Either of those could very easily be for the man in your life. Joe liked it anyway… haha For this part of the class we used just one Blending Brush. Working from light to dark. It really does cut down on cleaning. Just Jade was our lighter color. Random blending spots…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    Peek at Coloring Class, Blending Brushes and Wink.

    Peek at Coloring Class. Just a peek at the coloring class from last month. Holy Cow how could it be a month already!! The first technique was easy and fun. Picking our favorite color and “brush” the flowers. I used Rococo Rose, but really it could be ANY color. I wanted to be sure that you could get a lot of stuff so… Each person has a full 12 x 12 piece of DSP to play with. But that was just the start!! One blending brush and three sets of Stampin’ Blends also. You got to pick the colors!! I find that it really is much easier that way. Why??…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary Card for Joe.

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card It has been a week since this Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card was given to Joe. I am happy because it is still sitting on his dresser. Silly I am sure, but still. It is kinda funny because some years the card idea come quick. This year, I kinda struggled. Well, I guess after 11 years it is bound to happen a time or two. Here is where I started… Always butterflies. It is a “thing” for us. Typically there is green and purple. His favorite color and mine. This year it is Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather. I wanted to share last years card but…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night,  Retiring

    Week since St Patrick’s Day, dang

    Week since St Patrick’s Day. Can you believe that it has been a Week since St Patrick’s Day?? Holy cow… I sure did have fun. Have you enjoyed all the projects. I am going to share two today… The others well, head over to Instagram that is were you can find them. Anyway, This was a fun stumble. seriously. The Curvy Dies for the “rainbow”. I love it!! Can you believe it?? that “pot of gold” is the jar punch?? Yup, add in the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom … sooo cute. Ohhh that can be a cauldron for Halloween too. Remind me of that will you, haha…

  • Fancy Fold,  Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting Swap – My fancy fold

    February Team Meeting Swap Yes, I had fun with the February Team Meeting Swap. The theme was using your favorite bundle/suite of product from the Jan-June Mini catalog. They all were slightly different in that some had Snails and some had Mushrooms. All the coloring was slightly different too. The background is the Snail Mail DSP. You know it was difficult picking just one. Which is your favorite?? The Snail or the Mushrooms (below)?? For this snail, I used the Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. The Mushrooms turned out super cute. I did however use a lot of Stampin’ Blend colors for these. Here is the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Call and Reminders for Thursday.

    Last Call and Reminders I wanted to give you the Last Call and Reminders for this Host Code. Meaning if you want to place an order under $150 then please use this code. I will be closing this code on Friday and adding the new one. What happens when you order using this code?? All orders over $40 get you the new Monthly Talented Tutorial Team Bundle. There are 16 ideas included this month. Not all of them are cards, but ohh so many ideas!! Reminder that the sign up ENDS for this class TOMORROW! Wondering what this is all about? Check out the original post here. If you have…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative Sending Hearts

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative For our First of January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative ideas. Paper Pumpkin shared this submission with everyone on their page last week.. What an honor and I wanted to be sure to share with you here too. I did add a few things to this. The little envelope is from the Snail Mail dies and ALL those hearts are from the Stitched Be Mine dies. I wanted to be sure to share that you can fold this up!! Yes it fits in a regular envelope. However, I did not get to play with the add-on until the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club live. I posed this question…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Forever Greenery class cards

    Last two Forever Greenery Today we are on the Last two Forever Greenery class cards. The first we mix ribbon and even color it with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Now do you see why I love that ribbon. Recognize the card layout?? We have done it before. It really is soo easy, all the pieces are 1 1/2 inches wide and then the length depends on the piece. You sure can get a lot of cards out of this layout and even 6 x 6 DSP. To achieve that color, you will want to grab your Silicone Craft Sheet and your favorite Stampin’ Blend color. I like the Silicone…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Fancy Fold

    You are Wonderful – Slimline, Rooted in Nature.

    You are Wonderful Slimline. I love how the “You are Wonderful (Slimline)” sentiment fits inside the big tree die. Grab your Stampin’ Blends out to color your leaves. The Plaid Tidings DSP helped me pick with colors to use. The brisk weather the last couple days is getting me ready for the fall cards. How about you?? I shared how to create this card on a Facebook live here. All that you need for this one is the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots dies and cardstock to match your plaid that you picked. The twine and ribbon combo is one of my favorites. Wrap your Linen Thread around…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends

    Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends markers… I would like to take a second to talk you through the different marker types that Stampin’ Up! offer… Starting with Stampin’ Write markers. These are a water based marker just like our ink pads. You can use them on your stamps to “color” an image or choose a water to highlight. Next is the Stampin’ Blends. They are an alcohol based marker. Quick to dry, easy to use to color a pearl and wonderful to color an already stamped image. Which would you choose Stampin’ Write vs Stampin’ Blends?? Water based sample… For both the Stampin’ Write AND Stampin’ Blends I choose the…

  • Coloring,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Demonstrator Training

    I was honored by our Regional Manager last week. Thank you Shannon! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! does training?? You bet!! I was honored last week when I got a call from Shannon West. She is the Great Lakes Regional Manager for Stampin’ Up!. She contacted me because she was hoping that I would help her with some training. You know that I said, yes!! What was the training?? Stampin’ Blends … Yes, I know easy, right?? Now, to figure out what to do. I did play with a few different things, backgrounds, flowers, vellum and DSP. While speaking with Shannon again.. she fell in love with the DSP!…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/16 Coffee and Cards

    OHHH, what a ride we had for Coffee and Cards yesterday? Yikes!! Due to some technical difficulties I am going to try and do a YouTube video on that last card. I am sooo very sorry. FYI, it was not my internet, it was not your internet either. It was FB and I sure hope it does not continue. Fingers Crossed! ANYWAY!! How cute are all three of these cards!! Love it!! When I do the video I will share all the measurements and that… it will be early next week!! This fun “cap” fold is one we have done before, and is perfect for this time of year. Even…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    All those extra pieces…

    Sooo much more happiness…. Here are the other pieces that I had to use up… I do not want to end up with an overflowing bits and pieces container like before… YIKES!! Adding a few extra pieces for these three. Paula, do you notice that little piece?? Apparently it was not too small. Adding tulips for an Easter card, an extra layer and a few flowers. What would you have added?? Can you see the Wink of Stella inside the tulips?? Now to write in them all and get in the mailbox to bring someone some sunshine. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  YouTube video

    Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends

    On the Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards we colored Ladybugs. I was really needing some… relaxing… no stress, fun! Soooo, what did I do, pulled out the Blends and made a few more!! Just toooooo Fun!! The ladybugs don’t need to all be red, right?? I sure did not think soo, you?? Which is your favorite?? Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight or the Poppy Parade. But How about a Balmy Blue one too?!? Before I share all of those let’s see what we did on Coffee and Cards on Tuesday… Using some more from the bits and pieces container. However we did stick with a more traditional Ladybug didn’t we……

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    1/4 Coffee and Cards – Lets Peak!

    Sooooo, after looking (and drooling) over all the new stamps, ribbon, rhinestones and DSP that I have “collected” so far. We used the new Hostess set for Sale-a-Bration “Little Ladybugs” (152384). I miss spoke in the video this morning your party total needs to be $300 to get this set. This morning I said $150. SORRY!! Wink of Stella to blend in the wing color! I colored the white sequins with the Highland Heather Dar Blend. Want to see how that Whisper White Ribbon was changed this way?? Check out the YouTube video! Or you can head over to the Facebook page and watch it there too! In addition to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  In-Colors

    Deck the Halls with Light

    The trio of paper lanterns for Christmas. The Christmas is Gleaming bundle (153006) is on low inventory (at time of post). So, I thought I would post quick. I have seen the lanterns in several shapes, I did triangles. Stitched Shape Circles for the two smaller and Nested Labels for the larger. Each uses a full sheet of cardstock, just the heights vary. All three decorated just slightly different. Colors are the same. I know you see the DSP and it is already no longer available, I am sorry! However, you could put a layer of Pretty Peacock that is embossed and add some frost shimmer paint on the raised…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coloring

    Swaps, coloring and more…

    Have you seen the Hoot Hoot Hooray (149352) stamp set? I have been working on some coloring with this set. Yes, with the Stampin’ Blends! Still a ton more to do! Sorry I can not share just yet! I am excited just a few more days and we leave for OnStage. What is OnStage you ask?? Stampin’ Up! has several events each year and off to Lansing for this next one! I would love to have you join me for the next one!! How?? Join my team and let the crafty fun begin!! The bonus is that the events are full of SOO MUCH energy! The anticipation is starting to…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #6 Birds of a Feather

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses the Birds of a Feather stamp set (150571). Add a couple punches and do some coloring… PERFECT!! Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Birds of a Feather 2″ Circle punch Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler cardstock Daffodil Delight cardstock Memento ink 2 1/4 Circle punch Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends All that together for a total of $111.51 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $25 Add on #2 Stamp set and 2 “Circle punch ($5 off Class fee) However, order the Stamparatus…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #4 Christmas Gleaming

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (153006). A few Red Rhinestone Accents (146924) and the Reversible Ribbon (149496). Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Christmas Gleaming stamp set Gleaming Ornaments punch pack Reversible Ribbon Thick Very Vanilla cardstock Crumb Cake cardstock Old Olive ink Early Espresso ink Cherry Cobbler light Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin Blends Champagne Shimmer paint Red Rhinestones All that together for a total of $138.21 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp and Punches $58 Add on #2 Stamp set, punches…

  • Challenges,  Coloring

    Beautiful Day for a Challenge

    Back playing with the Stampin’ Blends for this AMAZING flower. The Beautiful Day stamp set (145915) has been fun to color this last week. Lastly with this set… The Global Design Project challenge #GDP204 which is a CASE, and Kerstin’s card is just beautiful. I liked the DSP, but had to create my own to match the flower I chose. Also used the Rectangle Stitched dies (148551) but with the Perennial Essence Vellum (149101) in So Saffron. Stamping two of the flower images, and a couple extra leaves. One was colored Cherry Cobbler (c-144598) with a little Crumb Cake (c-144601). The second is Daffodil Delight (c-144603) with a little Pumpkin…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Ride with me inspiration…

    I am sooo loving this truck!! The Ride with Me Bundle (151106) has pumpkins and balloons too. It all started with the Stampin’ Blends on the truck. For instance, Cherry Cobbler, both light and dark, Smokey Slate, both light and dark, and even some some Pumpkin Pie, bring on the rust, haha. Remember, to do layers of color! This little truck sure can haul a load of trees too! I am curious … do you do a live tree or a fake?? I am thinking a live tree would be a fun thing this year?? Do you think Joe would go for it?? Hummmm, I wonder? Have a Great Day…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Happy Birthday

    Challenge #203

    This week for the Global Design Project it is all about this theme…. I need to be honest, it took until yesterday’s video for me to figure out what to do… And I had no idea if it would even work out… and also more truth, would it actually work out?? You tell me… thoughts?? Here is the list of supplies: Smokey Slate cardstock (131202) Daffodil Delight light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-144603) Pumpkin Pie light Stampin’ Blends (l-144578 c-144599) Balmy Blue light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-148544) Night of Navy light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-144040) Smokey Slate light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-145058) Bermuda Bay dark Stampin’ Blends…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Day gift tags w/video

    Ohhh, what a fun day in the studio today!! Any day that I can get in the coloring tent is a GREAT day!! However, I discovered that I really need a few new Stampin’ Blends! No, I do not only have purple, but…. Here is a shopping list of what you need to grab before you watch the video… One full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Trimmer Coordinating Stampin’ Blends Coordinating/Complimentary Ink Ribbon to match Trio Punch (146320) Some DSP to match. Additionally the measurements are… 4 1/4 x 11 then cut to 3 x 4 1/4. Grab your supplies here is the step by step video.. Need…