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  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    Craft Room work and a poor sick kitty.

    I had some help from Logan today! We did a bunch of cleaning dusting and reorganizing! Logan’s Mom sat by and just supervised us… haha. Thank you guys for ALL your help today. I think it ended up pretty darn great!! Added to the BOGO pile, which is ALWAYS a good thing, right?? Still more to do, but I am exhausted! Besides… Gabby was not feeling very good again today… She wanted to snuggle tonight. SOOOO, I made a point of staying put to be sure that she got what she needed! I hope you don’t mind… Have a good night! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Clubs

    Would you be interested in Marker Club?

    Interested in Marker Club?? I have been talking about it. How would you be interested in Marker Club?? Are you ready to hear more about it?? Well then grab your paper and pencil. First you will need to commit to 5 months. Each month you will get a “color family” of markers. And bonus, on one of the 5 months you get to pick $15 of FREE stuff! WoooHoo!! Here is what all is included…. Here is a sample of what will happen… First Month you get all the Regal Markers Second Month you will get the Subtles Markers Third Month you get all the Brights Markers Fourth Month you…

  • Clubs,  Mystery Card Night,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    What is going on in the Craft Room!

    World Cardmaking Day. So here is what is going on in the craft room. Yes, decisions have been made…. we will do both… an in person event and on online. Same usual time and we will have two lives… One at the normal 10:30 am (central) and one at 3:30pm (central). The in person event is going to be in the form of a stamp camp. More information to come. Since this has been such a hit… it will be added to the calendar of events. Mark the second Friday of each month for this fun event! If you did not join the group yet on Facebook go ahead and…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Coloring Sunflowers using the Stampin’ Write Markers.

    Grab your Regals to Color Sunflowers using the Stampin’ Write Markers. That is my go to color family for fall. Darker yellow, a couple different oranges, greens and reds too. Yes, the perfect fall color family! However pairing the Very Vanilla helps to darken the colors just a little. Curious how I created this card? Check out the Tuesday edition Coffee and Cards for the full run down. Yes, I sure did mix the colors to get the sunflowers to look like this! I did the same with a few of the leaves also! Have your gotten your markers out and played with lately? WHAT? You don’t have any? Well…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    September Ding Dong Ditch- class to go

    Okay, I would like to go through the September Ding Dong Ditch. This is a class that you do at home. You supply the ink, adhesives and depending your option the stamps too? I supply the ideas, cardstock and other supplies depending on your option. However in true Whispers In Ink fashion I do not like to make the choices easy! Option 1 This option includes 1/4 pack Magic in this Night DSP, Metallic Mesh ribbon and 10 – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 coordinating cardstock. AND the instructions for 4 cards. All of this for $15 This is the stamp add on option. All of the above DSP, ribbon…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold

    8/22 Coffee and Cards Fun Folds

    Two fun fold cards. On 8/22 Coffee and Cards we took a look at a fun fold idea. The fold concept is the same, but the orientation is different. I do love how the Stitched Rectangles and the Stitched So Sweetly (bundle stamp and dies) fits together. Yes, they are slightly skinnier but still look GREAT!! You can see the difference in this picture on the left. How do you feel about that?? I can totally live with it. Have you tried out the Beautiful Friendship stamp set yet?? It is a distinctive stamp set, I love how it creates the dimensional all with one stamp. Need another look at…

  • Craft Room

    Did the brown truck falls in a puddle?? YIKES!!

    Brown truck falls in a Puddle? Joe grabbed the box when it pulled up. The driver saw all the duck tape and shrugged his shoulders and handed it off. My hands were tie up so a Joe started to open it. What did we find?? Yup, all wet. Did the whole brown truck fall in a puddle or just this? The only thing holding this thing together was that duck tape. Making sure to document all of this for my wonderful customer service department. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has an amazing customer service department? All I did was call, tell them what happened and forward the photos. My…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Uncategorized

    Get Your September Paper Pumpkin with extras!!

    September Paper Pumpkin You will NOT want to miss out on the September Paper Pumpkin! I can tell you it is PACKED full of goodies. Treat packaging that is. The fun part is that you can use these for either Halloween or just fall themed treats. You will be able to make 20 treats packages. Remember I said that either Halloween or Fall. Here is the fun part. If you pick to do Fall then you have all the Halloween parts to use and vice versa. I can not wait to see what the pieces are going to be!! Not sure how to use all those extras?? Head on over…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Chicks Veggies and Visits with the P’s

    Flowers Chicks Veggies and Visits with the P’s So much going on here on the homestead. All kinds of Flowers, Chicks, Veggies and Visits out to my parents. Starting with the sunshine that the sunflowers are bringing to the edge of the garden. The birds are in for a great treat. Sooo, many seeds to be had this fall. Joe spotted these red leaves this weekend. I do not know if I am ready for this just yet. How about you?? So I found these four baby chicks that needed a home… Really, I found them. hahaha. The Frizzle and Silkie are actually ready to go out to the coop,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Strong and Beautiful for positive thoughts.

    Have you taken a look at the Strong and Beautiful stamp set? If not, you NEED to take a look, even a second look! This set is full of positive speak as I like to call it, you are like a diamond… you are unstoppable… you are loved… well take a look! Packed full, right? Are you in need of some positive and empowering words? There are times for me when I sure do! This is one of those weeks … here is what I do. Yes, I create and yes, I share it. Because you never know who else might need to hear it! This little cutie is from…

  • Mystery Card Night

    Mystery Card Night over on Facebook, join the fun.

    Mystery Card Night Would you like to try your hand at the Mystery Card Night?? Join us over on Facebook you can see all the clues and the live walk through. But I know not everyone is on Facebook. So, here are your clues, in order.. 1 – Join the live on Friday night 7pm central 2 – Pick your DSP and get 2 coordinating cardstocks 3 – Are your mostest favorite jammies clean?? 4 – Stamp set – Do you have the coordinating stamps to your DSP? 5 – You will need to prep your space. 6 – Dies/Punches – Do you have the coordinating to your stamp set?…

  • Coffee and Cards

    DSP and Lovely You Bundle for two different looks.

    Grab your DSP and Lovely You bundle. I love versatility. The In Good Taste DSP and Lovely You bundle can be both masculine and feminine. Really it just depends on the pattern you choose. These two cards are good examples. You can see the step by step in the live here. Grab you 1/2 inch to 1 inch scraps to create all those lovely layers and extra patterns. I just realized what the card on the left needed. And I sure wish that I would have figured that out during the live. I am not going to tell you because I will share it when I put that one together.…

  • Girls Night,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    September Tidbits, Promotions and DDD

    September Tidbits and Promotions. The first of the September Tidbits and Promotions is … The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is ready for you to add to your order!! You have seen the unboxing video and you have seen it in Coffee and Cards a couple times. Are you ready to add it to you order?? I know you want to… but if you still have questions please feel free to ASK!!! I spoke last week about this fun starter kit promotion. You can get your Stampin” Cut & Emboss this way also!! You will need to find a $5 item to add, but soo many choices! I outlined this more…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up, Friend or Smile??

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up card… Dontcha love em?? Erica asked on Thinking Thursday how to do a Pop Up card. Here is your answer. This one is a fun and can be pretty simple, REALLY!!! Check out the video down on the bottom for step by step. You will want to grab the following…. Daisy Lane stamp set Medium Daisy Punch Daisy Punch Window Sheets Wink of Stella 1 1/2 Circle punch 2 Circle punch Gold Glitter Enamel Dots Keep in mind these are suggestions. However, they sure did turn out cute. Working with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock. You will need to punch out 10 daisies two different…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    More Simple and Stepped Up, Free as a Bird

    More Simple and Stepped Up Are you looking to try “stepping up” your projects. Here is a more simple and stepped up version, using all the same supplies. Which supplies you ask?? Free as a Bird Flowers for Every Season DSP 2020-2022 In-Color Cardstock 2020-2022 In-Color Ink Wink of Stella 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots Cinnamon Cider Ribbon Starting with the more simple version. Stamp your image and grab your Wink of Stella. Using the ink pads to add small sections of shimmery color. Add a splash of color with the DSP in the background. Keeping all the same things. However making the DSP a little bigger and and adding a…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Day for these…. Bonus Days and August DDD

    Last Day for these… Do YOU have a coupon code to use? If you are not sure, please reach out! August 31 is the Last Day for these coupons! If you need assistance, I am always happy to help! Also, the Last day for these two options on the August Ding Dong Ditch check back later in the week for the next one! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Part two Whale of a Time DDD review.

    Review part two DDD Here is part two of the preview of what cards where included in the July Whale of a Time DDD (Ding Dong Ditch). Just again to remind you that you get the Whale of a Time DSP, cardstock and Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. There was an add on option to get the Whale Done stamp set and coordinating punch. The Whale of a Time Bundle saving 10% of course is the best deal. Add in the instructions which include all measurements and step by step instructions. Do you nee more of a reason?? How about two more?? The count now is up to 5, yes…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Whale of a Time – DDD (Ding Dong Ditch) review.

    I know, I know, Whale of a Time – DDD is from July. However, if you are thinking of checking out the current Ding Dong Ditch. This might be helpful. Today we will take a look at two cards and tomorrow the rest. Let me share that you need to check all the options. And also keep in mind that you only get supplies that are listed. And yes it does include all the measurements/instructions. Also, this is something that is great to get in the mail. Whale of a Time – July Ding Dong Ditch The basic option for this DDD(Ding Dong Ditch) got you 1/4 pack of DSP…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/25 Coffee and Cards Challenge Card??

    8/25 Coffee and Cards I know you saw yesterdays card. This however was the card we made live on 8/25 Coffee and Cards. I really love how all the parts came together! The fun colors and coloring made easy!! WoooHOOO!! Do not forget that the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss will be available for customers to purchase on Tuesday September 1. You can check out the unboxing video here. I am so sad that you could not see all the embossed leaves in the live video. Thankfully this photo does a GREAT job of showing off all that embossing. I only used the Nature’s Roots dies. You might be able to…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Global Design Project #255

    It sure has been a LONNNg time since we have participated in a Global Design Project #255. This theme really spoke to me. I actually created one card in the facebook live and changed my mind. I will share that tomorrow. This card, a new SlimLine card uses the extra trees that we colored in the Coffee and Cards live. You will want to grab your Rooted in Nature stamps and Nature’s Roots dies. I do not know about you, but a little cooler temperatures would be nice. I will say some rain would be even better. Anyway, how about making those trees?? Notice how each tree looks a little…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Get & Go Promotion and other News

    Get & Go Promotion OHHHH, HAVE YOU HEARD?? I am excited to share with you information on the Get & Go Promotion. WoooHOOO!! This one you get Two full Stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love) , and supplies for Two different projects for eight (cards/people). Bonus too is that you get Rhinestone to go with it! You could have a great class all set up for seven people. All you need is ink and blocks. Keep in mind that you still have $125 worth of product to pick out. And you still get all of that plus the above for $99 and tax. You really can hit…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New chick, chickens and squash surprise.

    Chick, Chickens and Squash Here is the Chick of the Chick, Chickens and Squash…. Remember LuLu was setting on 5 eggs, right?? Apparently once the twins started running around… She got up from the eggs with four still to go. As a diligent mom myself, I was checking frequently on the progress. Cold eggs will not hatch. A quick check of the four when LuLu was off the “nest”.. they were not warm. Quick action taken… I brought them in the house candled found two were empty. While checking this white one I accidentally cracked it. Heard a peep. Placed it in the incubator. There appeared to be something in…

  • 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…

  • sneak peek

    I would like to show my appreciation!

    I like to show my appreciation for your orders… Here is one way that I do that. I team up with several demonstrator friends and we put together a fun bundle of ideas. Each month is a theme. This month is Stand Out Stamp Sets. Interested?? However you want more information?? How about a full supply list, measurements and additional photos. Did I mention that there are 15 ideas?? That is a TON of ideas. There is always a fun variety too! How do you get yours?? Any time that you put in a $40 order you get the whole bundle emailed to you. Yes, it really is that easy!!…

  • Clubs,  Girls Night

    Best Year Bundle, Plaid. Second Girl’s Night card.

    Best Year Bundle is all Plaid. This is the second share from Girl’s Night, earlier this month. This large plaid image is easy cut up and you can use the parts. I have not even used this for a full front. hummm, Just might need to do that. Especially with Fall getting closer! The sentiments from the Best Year Bundle are a larger size and let the plaid be the star. I asked last time… What colors would you use?? Well here is a Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazze and Whisper White. I think we need to look at some purples next, haha. This sentiment especially can has several uses. I…

  • Girls Night

    Celebrate Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night.

    Sunflowers used for Girl’s Night I know that you wonder what happens on Girl’s Night?? Well, come on and join us. I am keeping numbers low so that we can “social distance”. We get together, craft, laugh and talk. Sometimes it is a late night, sometimes it is an early one. Celebrating a birthday?? Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night and you bet it has a happy birthday sentiment inside. Add in extra color using… Squeeze the ink pad together. Open your lid to your Bumblebee ink and grab your Wink of Stella. There should be a little bit of ink on the lid. The brush has the perfect amount of…

  • Team Meeting

    Welcome to the Team, Inky Whisper Sisters

    Welcome to the Team. Do you have a tribe?? How about a team?? I do love my Inky Whisper Sisters. They are my crafty family. I have added a few to this crafty family. I do love having a reason to send a beautiful card. How about a Welcome to the Team card? What was the last reason you sent a card?? Have you checked out the Forever Greenery DSP yet?? Stampin’ Up! has amazing papers, One side is leaves and the other a simple pattern. It sure makes it easy to get a different look. Keeping all the rest the same… hummm. I have an idea… How about an…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Tomatoes, Chicks and Babies have arrived.

    Fresh from the Garden. Gotta love all the new stuff going on around here… Tomatoes, Chicks and Babies to just name a few. So dinner the other night was just soo good! Tomatoes from the Garden … yes, they were still warm. A quick rinse, some salt and pepper paired with some cold tuna casserole. Perfect for a summer evening dinner. Mom used to put peas and cheese in it, when we were kids. How about you?? More tomato good dinners to come. I am super excited too!! Tomatoes, on to Chicks and then Babies. This is the one that was getting picked on in the chicken pen. Apparently hanging…

  • 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…