• 3D Thursday

    Gnome Treats Ohh My for 3D Thursday today!

    Gnome Treats Ohh My You guys are going to love these all season Gnome Treats Ohh My!! Sherri has a super cute idea using the Storybook Gnomes bundle. Check out her blog here! That is where you can get your FREE tutorial or head on over to the facebook page! Ready?? See what I mean… Perfect for ANYTHING! Add a heart for Valentines Day, small shamrock for St. Patty’s. Love this!! Tell me in the comments what you would use it for! Are you needing another Gnome idea?? Check out this post… Loads of ideas. Plus they are part of the September Ding Dong Ditch. You will also need the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall to the Homestead

    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall This has been a super busy week on the Homestead, With Joe working on other things and going back to work. No updates on the painting this week. However, Deer Junior and Welcome Fall is what I have to share. There are three Deer butts in this photo. Momma and the twins were foraging on the other side of the pond. Poor Joe missed it. He was down by the pond. I am ALWAYS grateful to see all the critters. Yes, even the fox up by the chicken coop. That was a few weeks ago. They were actually back there for several minutes. With the…

  • 3D Thursday

    Bewitching Halloween 3D Thursday with Darla.

    Bewitching Halloween 3D Thursday Here we are again, this time is it Darla’s turn. This Bewitching Halloween 3D Thursday with the FREE tutorial will have your nose twitching. All you need is listed in the FREE tutorial on the facebook page or on Darla’s blog. How cute is this… You know that with all that cute ribbon, and purple. It had me right off. How about you?? This will is going to require some coloring too!! WooHOOO! All the stripes on the witches “socks”, buckles and even the box. Surprise!! More on that in a minute. This Bewitching Bundle is a stamp set and punch combo. The punch will give…

  • 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…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Red Theme for this week on the Homestead.

    Red Theme for this week So more progress and the Red Theme for this week. The color is called Red Garnet. That is what the post,. rails, spindles, shutters and front door trim. I was working all day on Sunday to get the top of the posts painted. Check out the difference. That is only one coat of the Red Garnet on the right. There is now a second coat on that and the left is now painted also. Here is the thing. A 5 gallon bucket of paint was not enough. Joe is using a new sprayer and there has been a learning curve shall we say. Anyway, there…

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat, one day.

    Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat I am so very excited to be sharing the information on the Ghouls Gobbles and Garland Retreat. This one day event, Saturday, October 22, is all about YOU having some Crafty Fun!! Mark your calendar and join us for this creative day of making. Yes, making six cards and two project with the following themes… Halloween, Fall and Christmas (Winter). WAIT are you wondering what kind of projects?? Cards?? No I will be sharing this. Here is all I will say. There will be two fun folds, two projects and 4 regular cards. Do I have you curious?? I bet I do!! Here is something…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Twice a week YouTube videos, did you hear??

    Twice a week YouTube videos I am soo excited to share that Twice a week YouTube videos are being added, Yes, that is correct. New exclusive videos only to YouTube. Here is one of my projects. I took this photo when my sister and her family came before moving. I made this for her and will be putting this in the mail this week!! Those smiles mean the most. WE sure had fun while they visited. I would love for you to join me because there are more videos that have been added since the above project. There is a look at some different designer series paper (DSP-patterned paper), coloring…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twila 3D Thursday Halloween slider box.

    Twila 3D Thursday Halloween This super fun idea is from Twila 3D Thursday Halloween slider box. You are just going to love it. I am going add that you might be seeing it again VERY soon!! Thanks Twila for today’s project! Be sure to head over to the 3D Thursday page and get your FREE tutorial. Ohh, so much “Scary Cute“-ness here. This project is super fun and bigger then you think. I was thinking that the corners were from the die cut set. But dang it, they are that new Very Best Trio punch. I need to add that to my wish list now, haha!! See that paper in…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Kit Together and Stamping News for you!!

    Kit Together and Stamping News I have some fun stuff today, Kit Together and Stamping News to share. On Saturday, October 22 here in the “studio” we will be celebrating a Kit together. Not just this kit. Any of the Kit Collection ones. You get to pick. Do you have one sitting in your crafty space that needs some love?? How about a Paper Pumpkin kit (or two) that you want to finish up? Here is a super fun way to hang out, get some crafty time and get things done!! We will start out at 1 pm central time. I will have past Paper Pumpkins here if you run…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Progress is slow on the Homestead this week.

    Progress is slow on the Homestead Is it just me has everyone had a weird week?? Friday was especially rough, as you know. We are missing Mooch. Although Progress is slow on the Homestead, things are moving forward. Yes, photo was picked for this post. Why?? Well, because I want to share but not tooo much. haha. All the prep and organizing. Supplies and STUFF is here. Not I need the weather and all that to cooperate. Sound familiar?? I bet it does. You are not alone. The best laid plans, right?? Remember the pile of wood mess that I shared last week?? Well those that guessed it was about…

  • 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…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Weekly Deals week two and a Good-bye note …

    Weekly Deals week two Today is about the Weekly Deals week two. It will be basic info on that. I am super excited to share the list of things that are included this week. There are eleven items this week…. Texture Chic Memories and More Texture Chic Cards and Envelopes Rose Gold foil paper Trinket Adhesive Flowers Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer ribbon Slimline Envelopes White Frayed Ribbon White Velvet Sheets Real Red Ruffled ribbon Soft Pastels Assortment Fresh Freesia ribbon All of these items, dang are any of these on your wish list?? I am looking at the Texture Chic Memories and More items. However, Memories and More are always…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Another August Paper Pumpkin Alternative idea.

    Another August Paper Pumpkin Here we are with Another August Paper Pumpkin Alternative. This one I have to say thank you to my friend Michelle! She is an amazing artist. She shared this at an event that I was at recently. I knew that I had to try it and needed the perfect supplies to do so. Curious what this started out as?? A soup can Yup, seriously a soup can. First I washed it out. I cut the bottom using my can opener and got to work. In my group Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club I did this in one of my alternative lives. Curious, what did you do…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Joe has a new Tool, plus big plans for more work.

    Joe has a new Tool I was happy to have a visitor at the Homestead. Christine and her Mom were able to stop on their way home from Shipshewana. We had a very nice, short visit and dinner. Joe outdid himself with smoked pork. So happy that they could stop. However more about Joe has a new Tool. Trust me lots have been going on. I will admit not by me. Wanna see what he got?? Here is the first of his new “toys”. With wanting to paint and clean up the house. This is a way to move faster and get it done. He has already cleaned up the…

  • Fancy Fold

    Slimline Flip Flap fold, using the Kindest Gnomes.

    Slimline Flip Flap fold Ohhh if you have not made a Slimline card or a Flip Flap you are missing out. Check out this Slimline Flip Flap fold. It is the perfect mix of the two. The Storybook Gnomes were the perfect match for this slimline. I was super excited to see if I would get the gnomes to climb the “rope” Using the Twine Essential pack to mix and “braid” the twine for out rope. Here is my favorite part. You could pick any of the four gnomes to have climbing the rope. My favorite one is the one peeking from under his hat. Using the DSP (patterned paper)…

  • 3D Thursday

    3D Thursday returning from Vacation – Hop

    3D Thursday returning from Vacation Welcome!! Can you believe it has been a whole two months already?? Holy Cow, right?? Be sure to check out the 3D Thursday facebook page, here. We have a fun hop (starts at 5am central) for you to kick off 3D Thursday returning from Vacation. We all will be using the 3D Embossed Treat Bags. And let me also add that we are all using them differently. I love Halloween and decorating for fall. I have a few fun spooky things. And I also love giving treats. I do not even have to wait for a reason!! Anyway, here is my project. I used Blending…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative ideas

    August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative Holy Cow this is a card base you guys!! Today I want to share a couple of August Sweet Sunflowers Alternative. I have sure had a ton of fun with this kit. Let me add that I have not even begun to do ANY 3D projects yet. Shocking I know. Trust me they are coming!! However, today is all about the cards. This first one is a small change. I cut the card base (Mossy Meadow) to put it as a layer still behind the honeycomb and sunflower piece. Using Crushed Curry for the card base. Also adding a flower piece but two different pieces. Is…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit and dinner.

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit I wanted to go to Illinois for a visit on Thursday, but Joe was working. So Monday we went to bring Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit, plus of course we took them to dinner. Do you remember last weeks post?? That bud that was starting to open. Here it is… amazing and beautiful. If you come to the house you can not miss it. Right off the porch. I am really looking forward to the rest of the blooms on this and the one on the other side. However, I do not remember the name of this one. I have several different ones and this…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters photos from past meetings.

    Inky Whisper Sisters photos Today was team meeting day. One of my favorite days of the month!! My team is called the Inky Whisper Sisters photos are older, but these ladies are amazing. Each has a different reason to be a demonstrator. Each brings so much to our stamping family. We even have a couple of “adopted” sisters. Some want to run a business. Some want to be happier shoppers, think discount. To me I love them all. I sure hope that they know how much they mean to me! I have a small sign that says… Friends become our chosen Family This is so true in this case. These…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest this week.

    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest It has been a week… let me tell you about A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest. Starting off here… with Clyde. I found him over here several times. Sent this picture to Joe. He pulled out the oven on Friday night. Saw nothing. Still Clyde and Cuddles would sit here. With that we went proactive. Got some traps and steel wool. Before it even got a chance to arrive. Joe found Cuddle “playing” with a mouse in the master bath. Yup, I have no clue who actually did the deed. However, I am grateful to have mousers in the house again. I knew one…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Funnies Eye Roll, Not out loud!

    Sunday Funnies Eye Roll With tomorrow being Monday and all, I figured that a small reminder was needed. Sunday Funnies Eye Roll was meant to bring a smile on your face. Which I hope you did. However, with that being said you really do NOT want to do this out loud. I have been know to do this. So I am speaking from experience. I hope that you have a wonderful week. I will see you on Wednesday night for Class. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    August 2022 Ding Dong Ditch, class to go

    August 2022 Ding Dong Ditch I am super excited to share the August 2022 Ding Dong Ditch today. This class to go is going to be perfect for LOADS of things. But here is where we start. The basic class is DSP (patterned paper), 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and two embellishments this time. That is correct two, Silver Metallic Cotton ribbon and Heart Pearls. As always you will get 1/4 pack of the DSP. You will get 1/2 spool of ribbon and two lines of the Heart Pearls. No worries you will not use all of these for the four card projects that I have…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Third He’s the Man Ding Dong Ditch card

    Third He’s the Man The June Ding Dong Ditch was all about the masculine suite in the annual catalog. Here is the Third He’s the Man card idea. The patterned paper that was included in this online class was fun! Why?? Well there are two 12 x 12 pieces of diecuts that included sentiments but much more. Here is another wonderful example. The “Hope your day is a grand Adventure” is one of those sentiments. Ohh yes that arrow is also. This was a great way to use up some scraps too. Do you ever wonder how to use those?? Yup, me too. I love finding fun and simple ways…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers of course.

    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers Another crazy week here on the Homestead. Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers is what I have or you. This poor little Tree Frog spooked me. I went out the door to toss the trash. Came back around and saw him. He was on the Front door frame. I am sure he was trying to enjoy the breeze. Dang it has been hot. Here is an update on the Grape vines. I have this Concord that has grapes. However the second one is too small yet. I will share that the irrigation has been a huge help. These grapes are going to be soo yummy!! This…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias from the Garden.

    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias I figured on a Monday, Sunday funnies is good. However Smiling Sunday with Zinnias and Sunflowers would be even better. Why?? Because of the Smiles of course!! All of these pretties are from my gardens here on the Homestead. It sure has been a LONG time since I could make an arrangement with flowers from my garden. YES, I am excited!! There are soo many that I had a difficult time picking. Those Lemon Yellow Sunflowers were a last minute addition. What do you think?? When I got done… I called my neighbor and went to her house and put one together for her also. I…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Eggs Moth and lots of Garden space here.

    Eggs Moth and lots of Garden Another week and the beginning of August, Yikes!! This week is all about Eggs Moth and lots of Garden stuff going on. The girls have been busy, and my fridge is full. If you are local contact me for some fresh, yummy eggs. Joe called me outside to take a look at this… I have never seen anything like this. However, I am guessing that it is a moth. This poor thing looks like it went through a hurricane. Holes in its wings and the poor thing could not move very far. I carefully picked it up and moved it to shade and it…

  • BOGO Sale

    There are loads and boxes and bundles .. ohh my! Some very old and some not so much. Did you miss out on something from the last mini catalog and have seen me use it? Well, you might be in luck! There are no promises because there are some that I have decided to keep. The perfect example is the Swallowtail stamp. From long long ago. It is in my keep stash. I am sure you are not surprised! Here is what you need to know. Saturday, July 30 at 1pm central for the in person sale. I will be taking appointments in the evening (5:30 central) for and online…

  • Craft Room

    Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape Full Display

    Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape I had so much fun last weekend in Wisconsin. Although, I did a full display using Storybook Gnomes Creative Escape event. I did have loads of fun with the 3D ideas and fun folds! ohhh holy cow the fun folds. I did do a couple of simple stamping too. I loved all the variety. No not just Christmas. I did spring, fall and even a bit of summer too. In every display, I always try and feature all the stamps, dies and DSP. If you look really close above the stamps are the four colors of embellishments too. Look at al those coordinating colors. Holy Cow,…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers on the homestead.

    Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers Happy Monday everyone, I hope this is an amazing week!! I love sharing what is going on around here! Especially, the four legged Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers. The above photo was taken right before I was about to turn off the lights for the night. These two were chasing each other, no that is not unusual, however… Them climbing up the climber is. It does make me happy, And I know that Joe enjoyed seeing this also. These two boys have made this a happy house. Each and Every day!! I have has folks ask why Coneflowers. Here is what I love about them!!…