• In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Thank You I appreciate You soo very much!!

    Thank You I appreciate You It feel it has been a little bit since I have said… Thank You I appreciate You soo very much! I have love that you join me each and everyday. This card is for you. The Texture Chic Suite with some Soft Succulent ribbon. The star for me is the Rose Gold foil outline for the flower and behind the ribbon. See what I mean about that foil?? I used that strip of foil to break up the two different DSP (patterned paper) pieces. Using the darker Evening Evergreen for the bottom. The Blushing Bride and foil for the top to brighten the card. Question…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    More August Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, first.

    More August Paper Pumpkin I have two More August Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for you. One today and the second on Saturday. This one turned out soo amazing that I gave it away already. This uses an envelope as apart of the packaging. How can you say enough about how BEAUTIFUL the are in person. Please note that the Mossy Meadow Braided ribbon is retired. However, I was shocked to still see it on the clearance rack. 10 yards for $2.80. Shocking!! But True There are only a couple other things added to this. I am sure you see the sentiment piece. That was an additional cardstock scrap piece. Here is…

  • In-Colors

    Tahitian Tide and Flowers of Friendship for Class

    Tahitian Tide and Flowers of Friendship Grab your Blending Brushes, Tahitian Tide and Flowers of Friendship stamp set. This card is not only about the new 2022-2024 In-Color Tahitian Tide but the coordinating colors. All these beautiful layers, Pacific Point, Highland Heather and Basic White. I do want to admit that the little tag is my favorite. Secondly, is the way the little Basic White flower strip shows off how awesome the blending brush color went. Why?? Well that stamped flower layer was white in the beginning you know!! With the Blending Brush I started off with the Tahitian Tide and ended with the Pacific Point. Reminder to start lighter…

  • Craft Room,  YouTube video

    Bits and Pieces First for YouTube – Three cards!

    Bits and Pieces First for YouTube I love it, Bits and Pieces First for YouTube channel!! The bucket is starting to get away from me, but Here are a few ideas. First however, I need to note that there are items that are retired. I was super excited though that MOST is current. Okay, let’s break each one down… Staring with this one, the “Dear Friend” card. Keeping this one a little bit more simple. The sentiment on this one is from the Edens Garden stamp set. Then adding the Layering Circles dies and the Flowering of Friendship bundle. I know you are not able to tell the “pond” of…

  • sneak peek

    Another Thank you from me, ideas and directions.

    Another Thank you from me Here I am with another way to say Thank you. I hope you are feeling the love. I sure have been having fun coming up with ideas for you and this whole SHOPPING weekend. This one however is one that I offer every month. With every order of $40 or more in product you get ALL 16 of these project ideas. And NO it is just not pictures. The full “grocery list” of supplies, All the cuts and step by step instructions too!! Think about that for a minute. You can get ALL of these use what you have and create some fun out of…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness with Pansy Petals DSP

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness I love Pansies, Little Extra Happiness and so much more about this card. Let’s start with the Pansy Petals DSP (patterned paper – there is a suite too). Both of these patterns come from that pack. The Bumblebee pattern is a soft or subtle pattern. With the flower and leaf pattern being a bit bigger. AGAIN mixing my DSP’s to show off how easy and pretty they can be together. However, this layout works with any coordinating DSP’s. I used this layout for the Make ‘n Take card at the BOGO sale last month. This was the sample idea. The other two used the Beauty of…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color with a punch.

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color Using the Flowers of Friendship for these In-Color thank you cards. With the Inky Whisper Sisters our team swap I think last month was 2021-2023 In-Colors. Wanting to use all of them. Because we all have our favorites!! I was super excited when Korine (our team swap coordinator) brought over this bundle. The Flowers of Friendship is a stamp and punch bundle. You know that you save 10% when you get the bundle!! Ohhh the possibilities!! I don’t know about you, but for me I struggle to have a favorite out of these five. Right?? They are all so pretty and sooo easy to use with…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    First of the Fun Fold Cards, this is an easy one!

    First of the Fun Fold Cards Here is the First of the Fun Fold Cards. I want to say that this one is one of the EASY ones too! My favorite part is that you use a regular cardbase to start. If you have done any fun (fancy) folds you know that most take a TON of paper. You might need to start with 12 x 12 paper. UGGHH, right?? Not this one. What does that mean?? Well you still get two cards from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. Which is a win when you do not have a lot of colors or cardstock in…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate.

    I love Sharing Treats!! I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate with … BUTTERFLIES!! These little cuties are from girls night. A goal I had last year to give cute little treats at each and every in person event. I have been doing it every since. I know I love the fun ideas. Bet you guessed that everyone loves eating them too. Some take them home for treats later. haha. But most only leave with the cute little decoration that was once on, around or packaged the yumminess!! I need to purchase stock in Hershey’s, Ghirardelli and Mars. Humm, that might be a great idea dad!! Sneak Peek These also happen…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Love birds enjoying Dinner together

    Love birds enjoying Dinner Guys, I have to tell you these two Love birds enjoying Dinner together, just makes me smile. They have been hanging out again. Running around the yard together. But especially enjoying the warmer weather. I know when that sun comes out it helps me smile bigger. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I want to say a special Thank You to those that took advantage of the FREE shipping yesterday… I will be emailing you this AMAZING tutorial bundle the end of the month.

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Clock is Ticking down and One more idea.

    Clock is Ticking Down To say the Clock is Ticking down is an understatement. Sunday is the final day to take advantage of what Sale-a-Bration has to offer… whether it is the FREE products with purchase or the Bonus items with your joining of my team. It really is the… LAST DAY!! The clock above is truly ticking down… All orders and joining needs to be done my 11:50 pm on Sunday. With that clock ticking, You can still create beautiful works of art. Just as we did Wednesday night for card class. I sure had fun because we played this or that. I pulled a few choices and everyone…

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

    SAB Flower and Strawberries with Thanks.

    SAB Flower and Strawberries Sharing an easy way to get SAB Flower and Strawberries. Yes, all the supplies you need for this cheerful and bright Thank you card. Here is the list…. Bright family cardstock pack 1 ink (I choose Soft Suede) Sweet Strawberry bundle Dimensionals Flower & Field DSP FREE from Sale-a-Bration The product total comes to $52.75. Pretty darn close to your $50 minimum. Want to see another color variation?? I did add colors to the strawberry on the envelope. Same basic color scheme. Just a different cardbase. However, I really was trying to get the most out of this DSP. If you cut a full layer 4…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    1/19 Coffee and Cards, Stamp ink and paper.

    1/19 Coffee and Cards Oh we had fun on 1/19 Coffee and Cards. This Stamp, Ink and Paper card just turned out soooo pretty!! Very Vanilla was the 3 3/4 x 5 layer I started the card. Here is where you need to look into your ink stock. I looked for a light and a slightly darker color ink that would look good at leaves and flowers. Soft Sea Foam paired well with Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride with Rococo Rose. The fifth ink was Soft Suede for the sentiments. We did find out that you COULD stamp twice the same color and get a similar look. Like the extra…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Second Oval Occasions Swap adding Forever Greenery.

    Second Oval Occasions Swap For the Second Oval Occasions Swap card I wanted a completely different look. Remember yesterdays card, here?? This time using the new Blending Brushes and one of the two folders in Greenery Embossing. So, after embossing I rubbed the blending brush into the Granny Apple Green ink pad. And VERY lightly swept that over the raised parts. It is best to go lighter. No worries if it is tgoo light you can add more!! Question… Does that flower bunch look familiar?? Need a closer look?? Yes, that was on yesterday’s card also. This time I pulled out the watercolor pencils and did a little coloring. I…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    Third look Dandy Garden Suite and a YouTube video.

    Third look Dandy Garden Here is your third look at the Dandy Garden (Mega) Suite. The DSP is perfect to pair up with the curvy dies. Simple sentiment and a little rabbit ear bow. Put my favorite is the ladybug trinkets!! I sure hope that you plan on grabbing this fun set. Dare I even say that I have not really even begun to play with the die cuts yet… I am excited! You know that I love sharing tips and tricks. Check out this one that was added last week to my YouTube channel. Have you subscribed yet?? Do not forget the click on the bell because there are…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day…. small sunflowers.

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day… Did you miss out on Round 2 World Cardmaking day?? Did you miss the first post?? click here. Are you unsure what World Cardmaking day is?? That is an all day sweep of cardmaking. Plus a fun excuse for friends to gather, make cards AND send them the next week. Let me explain, I make cards almost every day. But others do not. Do you need a reason?? Or, is this a way to relax and use the other side of your brain?? How lucky for me I get to do this all the time!! Starting off with some stamps, ink and paper. The card…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Last month’s Team Meeting fun, Night!

    I do love making little Thank You’s. These were made at last months Team Meeting, fun right?? That little thing sticking out of the top of the Thanks a Ton is a small nail file. How fun??? The daisy has a stem but a file too. Can you see the fold on the bottom?? That is all that I am going to say about my secrets. haha The team had fun decorating these jars. They could use any scraps they wanted and any ribbon in the studio. It sure was fun seeing all the different ones. The one on the right has a few things… The Nothing’s Better Than, Well…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/8 Coffee and Cards Posted for You.

    Coffee, Posted for You. Coffee and Cards from a couple weeks ago… dang!! Grab your Wink of Stella so we can color!! WHAT??? Using the Posted for You Bundle those little birds are just super cute! I used the Just Jade and Gray Granite for the cardstock and ink. Punch, punch and punch… You could use different colors for that “stamps” if you wanted. I was using things that were already on the craft table believe it or not. Girl’s Night left overs. Using my Wink of Stella as a paint brush… just a little dip in the ink. See the video for a view of the light touch you…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Best Year Bundle for a Thank You card.

    Yes, Best Year Bundle… I do love me some plaid! OHHH, yes, grab your favorite plaid shirt!! Use that for inspiration on the colors. Go BOLD!! Have some fun with it! The Best Year Bundle is a perfect addition to the fall line up! I do have to share that I think this is my new go to Thank You sentiment. However, the size and the font could go either way really!! I think I love the little cork flower. The Small Bloom punch adds a little bit of cuteness to the card. Did you notice that the plaid is cut in half?? The Plaid die measures about 4 1/2…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    Sunflower Thank You’s using Celebrate Sunflower

    Sunflower Thank You’s! These Sunflower Thank You’s where quick and easy thanks to the Stamparatus (146276)!! And you bet I sure did make a “bunch”. haha. Do you remember a few weeks ago?? That beautiful layered die cut sunflower?? This is all from the same bundle. I am loving how this flower looks like it is popping out the of paper.. AMAZING!! You guys know that I really try and keep several Thank You cards on hand… This one worked perfect when including them with the new Annual Catalog. But… Which color would you have chosen?? Highland Heather or Cinnamon Cider?? If you are curious about how I set up…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Tags of Thanks using So Sentimental Bundle

    Tags of Thanks With needing to send out some catalogs and prizes the So Sentimental bundle will make the perfect Tags of Thanks. Add in a few pieces of bling, a few flowers and of course butterflies!! What would you have added?? Funny how just adding a couple things different they all kinda change. I would even change the orientation of the base piece. Change up the layers too. You can follow along step by step with the facebook live. I am sorry this one has not been uploaded to youtube. I will work on that. Are you already a subscriber to my YouTube channel. Do you want to be…

  • In-Colors

    Flowers for Every Season, just a flower??

    This is more then just a flower… Would you agree?? I have a friend that loves sunflowers. So I wanted to be sure to send this amazing card to her. Cutting out the petal outline two times and layering them … AMAZING!! I bet you remember the cards we did for Coffee and Cards on Saturday. Well the Jar punch is part of this same suite. Flowers for Every Season (154132), is what I like to call a “super” suite, because it has two stamp set bundles, ribbon, DSP, embellishments, Shaker Domes, Memory and More card pack and cards. But that is not all! It also includes four of the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    12/28 Coffee and Cards

    Holy Cow that is a lot of cards!! Four full size and Six 3 x3, all from two 6 x 6 pieces of DSP (designer series paper). You would not know from this side, but this is Christmas DSP. The Night Before Christmas (150437) if full of stockings, Christmas trees and even reindeer. Combine that with Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp set (148618) and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (146667) and you got a bunch like this. Starting with the full size cards. Which do you like better?? The left, all lined up or the right, topsy tervy?? The other difference is that the Navy version does not have Linen Thread…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Challenge GDP#213 To Every Season

    Hummm, Can you tell what the challenge is this week?? haha. You got it, a color challenge. Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate is the combination. I could have easily went with a Christmas card, but… Nope, you know me, I like to make a challenge a true challenge. Although Fall really was not a huge stretch either. I was even thinking of doing a sympathy card but not with Lovely Lipstick. I guess I am old school, no red for sympathy. Have you gotten the To Every Season (150531)?? Not yet?? why not? This stamp set is a Bundle (153051) too!! I am loving the little punches. That…

  • Love it, Chop it

    Many Thanks – Perennial Essence

    Let’s talk a little more about this DSP. The 12 x 12 pack could go both masculine or feminine, also flowery or not. I sure hope that I have showed you how beautiful and versatile the Perennial Essence Suite (pg 107 AC – 152166) can actually be! As you know, I love to carry small 3 x 3 cards in my purse. Need to restock so here are the perfect ones to use! Adding to the Suite of products, the Itty Bitty Greetings (146667). It has about EVERY holiday/event you would need a sentiment. The leaf punch (144667) is also an add. Taking a closer look at each card. Going…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/31 Coffee and Cards

    A lot was covered on Coffee and Cards this morning. Phew, All the share information, some views of the new DSP and beautiful ribbons too. The cards were part of a swap with some other Demonstrators. Some of the beautiful ideas that is for sure! In addition to all that, Lets talk about these cute thank you cards! This Love What you Do (148042) stamp set always surprises me! Simple and easy to stamp with… never disappoints either! Pick your favorite colors and add some linen thread. It is really as easy as that. After that, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz complete the card. Ohh, yeah you can check everything…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Simple Stamping

    Note Cards and Thank You

    I needed a quick thank you… Thank goodness for the Note Card & Envelopes (144236). I had some of the Pressed Petal DSP (149500), then add some Whisper White Metallic Edge ribbon (144213). Ohhh wait, that little bit of vellum (101856) which was punched out with the Pretty Label Punch (143715). Done, and can I just tell you this card took longer to cut then assemble. Tooo cute and so darn pretty!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  old site

    Thank You

    I want to take this time to thank everyone for all your support and purchases during Sale-a-Bration!! It was the best yet!! I sure hope that everyone got all that they wanted. Have you checked out my Facebook page yet?? These little cuties where from Saturday’s Facebook Live Coffee and Cards this is a weekly “event”. Sadly, this DSP (designer series paper) was part of Sale-a-Bration and no longer available. However, the Butterfly Duet Punch(148523) has a matching stamp set, Butterfly Gala(148580) that is super cute and has wonderful sentiment choices. Purchase together (bundle) and save 10% (150599). The Whisper White Flax ribbon (148764) cut into sections is used around…

  • In-Colors,  old site

    2017-2019 In-colors

    Here they are all 5. Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. (top to bottom) Just wanting to say thank you to all that stop in and have helped me all through the years… we have had fun! Using only the dies from the Well Written Framelits (148534)…even the butterfly and bird are from the set. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!