• 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Darla has 3D Thursday this week, Stitched Treats

    Darla has 3D Thursday this week Join us for some Valentine fun this week. Darla has 3D Thursday this week and you are going to love this idea. You are going to want to head on over to Darla’s Blog and please leave some love!! I know you are ready to see what she created!! See what I mean… super cute! I really love the addition of the stitching. Darla shows how she did it in the tutorial. You know my thoughts on the gingham! LOVE!! I want to be sure to share that the DSP, embellishments and stamp set are available. However the punch is not available at the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Uncategorized

    Card 2 December DDD and Biggest Wish stamps

    Card 2 December DDD and Biggest Guys, I have to say that this Ding Dong Ditch might be my favorite to date. Here we are on Card 2 December DDD and Biggest Wish Stamp set. Grab your Stamparatus for this one. It makes super quick work of this card!! Let me add that it takes the stress out of all those ‘thanks’ also! Did you know that we make the Ding Dong Ditch cards on the third Wednesday of each month? You could join me next month on February 15 at 6:30 pm central time on facebook. Adding the Evergreen Border punch to both the front and inside. I was…

  • Craft Room

    Craft Room juggling and cleaning, cleaning!

    Craft Room juggling and cleaning Guys, I have been working on some things the last three days. Craft Room juggling and cleaning! Let me just say I NEED more room! I am not done yet! However, you know that I will share. I have been formulating this in my head for a while now. What is toughest part? Trying to figure out what I can live without in the room. Curious what it is going to look like when I am done… Yeah, me too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Hello there Eggs and Kitties getting in trouble.

    Hello there Eggs and Kitties Well, it has been a bit since I said hello… This week is all about trouble makers. Yes, even me… hahaha. Hello there Eggs and Kitties ALL getting into trouble. I went on a small adventure and I wanted to be sure to “capture” the fun of all these AMAZING butterflies. I love these sunglasses and YES i do actually wear them!! The coffee cup and scarf are gifts from two different friends. I am sooo lucky!! Do they know me or what!! Purple and butterflies make me smile! Here is something else that makes me smile!! Junior has been inside for a month now.…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twilas Paper Sack Gift Bag for 3D Thursday

    Twilas Paper Sack Gift Are you ready for another FREE tutorial from 3D Thursday?? This week it is Twilas Paper Sack Gift Bag for your all of your loved Valentines. Be sure to head over to Twila’s blog and leave some love for this super cute idea. I know you want to get a peek also!! Here is my first question for you. When what the last time you heat embossed?? I love the Country Floral Lane suite. And heat embossing this sentiment is PERFECT!! It really does add a little something something to this project. I do not know about you but that pack of Country Gingham DSP, on…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    December DDD and Biggest Wish card one

    December DDD and Biggest Wish Here is the first of the four December DDD and Biggest Wish cards. Each month I do a class in the mail. Where you get DSP. cardstock and some embellishments/ribbon. For December it was In-Color 2022-2024 colors. Yes, I did add a bit of ribbon. However, you got a 1/2 pack of the Opal rounds. Keep in mind that all the die cut and punched pieces that you will need are also in the kit. Have you been curious about this before?? Please ASK your questions. I will do my very best to help!! I have some super fun ideas for scraps this time… You…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties and forgetting things before my travels.

    Kitties and forgetting things before So much to get together this week. It was however a Kitties and forgetting things before leaving week. I did not even get out of the driveway before I saw this. Donnie was “scratching” at the storm door wanting to talk with Mr. Gorilla Cookies. He was there long enough for me to notice, park the truck and grab my phone. It was still going on when I continued on. I am hoping that it is a friendly display. However, I am not sure. I will be sure to share a few things from my weekend of shenanigans later this week. I am do not…

  • YouTube video

    Heat Embossing White or Colors Good Feelings

    Heat Embossing White or Colors Do you like Heat Embossing?? Have you used you Heat Tool lately?? Today is about Heat Embossing White or Colors, there are both on this card. You can check out the YouTube video which shows all the shenanigans on this card. The patterned paper is called Design a Daydream. It is an amazing 48 sheet pack of paper. However it is a Host only gift. Let me know if you have questions. Here is another question… Have you colored your ribbon. I used the Rich Razzleberry dark Stampin’ Blends. Back to the embossing. You can see the White for the front sentiment. Did you see…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Owl Kitties and colored Eggs all this week

    Owl Kitties and colored Eggs Joe and I started the week with a warm day and an Owl House. We are super hopeful that our little Screech Owl find it in time to maybe have a clutch inside. Fun part is that we can see the house from the kitchen slider. Sooo excited to see what happens! All this week is about Owl Kitties and colored Eggs. Here is Mr Gorilla Cookies. He is a sweet boy. Not afraid of people at all!! He has some ear issues that I am working on but soooo sweet!! With all the activity going on here I need to find a good loving…

  • Craft Room

    I too choose to Keep Smiling no matter what.

    I too choose to Keep Smiling I found this today and felt that maybe someone else needed to read it too. Would you agree, that smiling is a choice?? I have been through lots of things. Some small and some not so much. However, I too choose to Keep Smiling. It really is a choice. Goodness knows that times can be tough. And we have loads of choices. This is one that I will pick EVERY time. When I read this, you know what it was a light bulb. Because one day they all will get tired of trying to beat you down. But how about this for some perspective……

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Tag with Rain or Shine Suite from the Mini

    Tag with Rain or Shine Suite Ohhh my, do you need the perfect tag for a gift bag?? This one is super simple. Today’s Tag with Rain or Shine Suite could be a great use of a few larger scrap pieces. Yes, I sure did add in the Tree Rings hybrid embossing folder and the tree branches in the die set. The tree stump however is from the Playing in the Rain dies (in the suite). That cute little piggie is on one of the piece of Rain or Shine DSP in the suite. Although there is no die to cut it out, I had to fussy cut it. REALLY…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    January 2023 Ding Dong Ditch – Sale-a-Bration

    January 2023 Ding Dong Ditch Are you looking for a class to get in the mail?? How about the January 2023 Ding Dong Ditch? This month I am going to get your ideas for your FREE Sale-a-Bration papers. All you need to do to get the kit is place an order with me using this link. Then shoot me an email so that I can add you to the list. Which paper you ask?? Well it can be ANY of the four DSP’s that are free. I have all the card kits working and you are going to get a GREAT start on all those pretty papers. Curious why I…

  • Paper Share

    January to April Ribbon Share want in??

    January to April Ribbon Share Adding in a last minute idea. I know you have been looking into the Paper Share. However how about a January to April Ribbon Share? Here is what you get…. You will get 2 yards of each. There are 9 different pieces. Confused?? I am sorry but as you can see noted above there are two packs that come with more then one “spool” in it. Total yards of 18. All of this for $17 and shipping is extra. Wanting to close this out along with the Paper Share at the same time. You have until Tuesday January 10. You can use Zelle, Venmo or…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Ricks Share a Milkshake 3D Thursday card holder

    Ricks Share a Milkshake 3D This week is a card holder. Ricks Share a Milkshake 3D Thursday idea is the perfect thing to give cards in. His step by step instructions are located on the 3D Thursday facebook page and his blog. Be sure to swing by and leave some love. Now to see his project!! How fun is this. The bundle is called Share a Milkshake it is available TODAY!! Plus when you make a purchase of $100 you can get the Dandy Designs DSP pack for FREE! You gotta love Sale-a-Bration!! Humm, This paper would be perfect to use on the cards inside too. I love how even…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Hugs Happy Forest Friends – Post it note holder

    Hugs Happy Forest Friends This full size post it note holder is super easy, uses one piece of cardstock, and can be decorated with ANY patterned paper. I would even say that you could use all cardstock and the layers could be embossed. However this Hugs Happy Forest Friends has much more. In keeping of the forest idea, you know that I would head towards those Tree Rings from the Hybrid Embossing folder. Although the Happy Forest Friends patterned paper is from a full Suite of products. I have not gotten that one yet. Yes, we all have a budget! The sentiment is not from that suite either, it comes…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Bald Eagle for the New Year and Junior too.

    Bald Eagle for the New Year We are still so excited to end the year with this. However, for me it really was an amazing sight to start the year too. Joe and I have spoken about where we hope out land to go. But seriously a Bald Eagle for the New Year was soo much more then we hoped for. Joe is really hoping to see it again. You know we have some yummy fish here. Just ask the White Tail Deer (and fawn), Giant Blue Heron and Black Crowned Night Heron. They stop by all the time!! Even our resident Green Heron has made this it’s home. Well,…

  • Craft Room

    Happy New Year 2023 is going to be AMAZING!!

    Happy New Year 2023 Hello and Happy New Year 2023 is going to be AMAZING!! Why?? Because I have fun, shenanigans and laughs planned for you. I look forward to spending time either online or in person with you. Hopefully both!! Starting with Mystery Card Night on Sunday night. However, I understand that holidays are for family. That always is the most important thing. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring

    Hello Aspen Dies with Circles for a guy card

    Hello Aspen Dies with Circles This more guy card, says Hello Aspen Dies with Circles and colored leaves. Which really could be ANY color. Green, brown or multi like these. I am super excited that this (at the moment bundle) Perched in a Tree bundle is holding over to the next catalog. Humm, I need to remember to get the stamp set. I was able to snatch up the dies when they were a Sale-a-Bration item. Which by the way a new Sale-a-Bration will be starting again in four days!! WooHOOO!! I used the Layering Circles for the hello and the peek-a-boo for the tree trunks. With the a little…

  • Paper Share

    January to April 2023 Paper Share reminder

    January to April 2023 Paper Share Hello guys, I wanted to pop in and make sure that you get on the Paper Share list. This January to April 2023 Paper Share will not disappoint!! There are two categories, regular share and specialty. All the information can be found here. There is a full list off all the papers there too. FYI, I should have my catalogs ANY DAY now. I will be sure to let you know when they arrive. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Reminder that we are early in January. Yup, we like to start off the New Year Crafting!! See you on January 1…

  • 3D Thursday

    Sweet Friend for 3D Thursday Free Tutorial.

    Sweet Friend for 3D Thursday I had fun with this one. Ohh, yeah, it is my turn this week. The Sweet Friend for 3D Thursday using some of the 2022-2024 In-Color items. This is perfect for a late gift, birthday gift or even a team gift. Wanna see?? Here is your look at the front. Kinda looks like a card front doesn’t it?? I thought it was deceiving in a way. Which you know I love. This has several layers, two different ribbons and only one stamp set. Have you gotten the Sweetest Cherries stamp set yet?? There is a many different sentiments that you could use for this. There…

  • Craft Room

    Change to the December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch

    Change to the December 2022 I need to make a Change to the December 2022 Ding Dong Ditch. Still using the Biggest Wish, and opal rounds. However, I am changing the DSP from the Subtles to the 2022-2024 In-Color DSP pack. Nothing else changes. All the pricing is the same, thankfully. I will be sharing samples on my last Wednesday Night class of the year, Tonight. I hope you can join me tonight for our facebook live that starts at 6:30 pm. This is our only peek at the January Paper Pumpkin kit. I also know that there is an addon for this kit. So if you want to do…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A White and Cold Christmas baking and kitties.

    A White and Cold Christmas baking Here is where we are going to start this week. A White and Cold Christmas baking and sooo much more!! Starting with the “Blizzard” that did not happen. Okay, it was cold and windy. However when I think blizzard I think a TON of snow. Yeah that did not happen. Although we did get enough that I did not have to see brown for Christmas. WoooHOOOO!! You guys are familiar with Junior, as the outdoor cat. Well, I want to welcome Junior as the house cat. Yes, Mr Bigglesworth is taking very good care of him as you can see here. Sharing his toys,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    May this Christmas Eve be Truly AMAZING!

    May this Christmas Eve First, both Joe and I wish that you have a truly AMAZING holiday. May this Christmas Eve be filled with love, hugs and lots of shenanigans!! Joe and I started shenanigans early today, Friday. However, I will share more about that on Monday. Tonight was all about making the last of the refrigerator cookies. I was soo excited that he wanted to help. Not just today, but yesterday too. And NO he did not eat any of the kisses!! Happy Christmas Eve!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate box – 3D Thursday

    Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate Need a last minute idea for a gift?? Well let me tell you that Sherri Yeti Hot Chocolate box is PERFECT!! You will want to check out the FREE tutorial over on Sherri’s Blog or on the 3D Thursday page on facebook. Ready to see?? I bet!! See what I mean?? I am getting Yeti to party for sure!! The stamp set is Yeti to Party and there are soo many super cute stamps included. Including ‘Is it Christmas Yeti’ and even a hot chocolate cup. Perfect for this project. Might I add that the Yeti dies are still available and at a HUGE discount. Do…

  • YouTube video

    Need a Last Minute Christmas Card idea in blue?

    Need a Last Minute Christmas Are you like me and Need a Last Minute Christmas Card?? How is it that there is always one that you miss?? Today over on YouTube I made both of these in less they 20 minutes. Because you know I can talk a bunch, haha. Anyway, trying to use a bit of Glimmer and these two were just what I needed. I do not know about you but I always have the new In-Color stuff. Especially when there is Glimmer Paper involved. Both are simple and QUICK to make. A little extras here are the ribbon in the Sweet Sorbet one. But wait until you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside too.

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside Here we are one week before Christmas and all through the house all is lite and festive. ow about a bit More Christmas on the Homestead outside too. Last of the light went up this last week. Yes, even the Chicken Coop is now festive. It did not get done with the others because I need to get the electrician to fix my lights. Somehow the plug part was missing. Gee, I wonder why?? haha. So I know the lights are mostly around the pen area, but to me that counts. Here is what I have been waiting to do. Joe and I were…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  YouTube video

    Live Did you know that I do them 3 times a week?

    Live Did you know Either on Facebook or YouTube Live Did you know that it is three times a week? I am live on Facebook EVERY Saturday at 10:30 central time. This happens over on my Whispers In Ink page. However, I am also live EVERY Wednesday at 6:30 pm on that same page. Saturdays are just a fun very interactive morning with coffee and a some online folks. Wednesday though is for my online versions of my classes. Example, is Girls Night and the monthly Ding Dong Ditch classes. No those are not the only ones… I do offer several of my other in person classes as online classes…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  YouTube video

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards, Power of 3

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards You guys know that I like to share my methods for stepping up cards. A few weeks ago on YouTube, I did these cards. The Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards were a smash!! I kept to traditional Garden Green and Real Red for these cards. We started with the DSP a punch, Handmade Tag and the Framed and Festive stamp set. The punch is a hold over item. However, that stamp set is while supplies last. Have you not seen it enough yet?? I LOVE this stamp set, the font and the sentiments themselves. Anyway… Next I had some scraps of The Christmas Pinecone dies, they were…