• 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sarahs Birdbox for 3D Thursday, with extras inside.

    Sarahs Birdbox for 3D Thursday I was super excited to see Sarahs Birdbox for 3D Thursday. The Sweet Songbirds stamp set is so cute pair it with the punch and there is so much spring and summer fun to be had!! Ready for your peek?? It is kinda tough to see in the photo. However, there is a cloud there. Which is also now in the annual catalog, Cloud Punch. I also love the addition of these flowers it is perfect. I know that you are in NEED of the FREE tutorial. Head on over on the 3D Thursday facebook page to download that. Ohh, but wait there is more…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stamp Camp with 2022-2024 In-Colors times two!

    Stamp Camp with 2022-2024 In-Colors Are you checking out those new five colors… How about a Stamp Camp with 2022-2024 In-Colors?? Have you seen these new colors?? They are beautiful. You are going to love these cards and guess what… You get to make two of each. Dang that is 10 cards!! Join me Saturday, May 28. When you either join me in person or get this as a class to go. You will have two each of each of the following colors… Tell me which one is your favorite?? These colors are like my kids, sooo NO favorites! haha!! So here is what you need to know… this camp…

  • Girls Night

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night, happy birthday

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night It is time for a Happy Dance using the Flowing Flowers for Girls Night. How did I miss this one… Dang. This one uses the beautiful stamp set Flowing Flowers. For me this set is all about the fonts. Do not get me wrong I love the flowers. You know that I do. Need a closer look?? Along with this closer look you can see that I took the Wink of Stella to the flowers. However, did you miss that Supple Shimmer butterfly?? Ohh you know that was a must! Adding a bit of sparkle. In addition to switching the orientation of the cards, you…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Mooch Flowers and Visitors too. What a fun week!

    Mooch Flowers and Visitors too We had a fun filled week here, I hope you did also! I have Mooch Flowers and Visitors too for you this week. Mooch gets top billing. Guys, he made it to summer. This poor guy can not see, but that nose knows. Joe took him out back in the shade early last week, before the crazy heat. He was enjoying all the sniffy sniffs. He did not roam too far. I did think it was funny that he decided to lay in my ground cover. Thankful for each day with this guy. My friend and neighbor Lynn and I went flower shopping over the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    May 2022 Class to Go – Ding Dong Ditch information.

    May 2022 Class to Go Here is the breakdown for the May 2022 Class to Go or Ding Dong Ditch as I call it. The featured Suite this month is Artfully Composed. I love the color combos and all the possibilities of this stamp set. To get your base version of this class the cost is $15 (shipping is extra). As in the past you will get a 1/4 pack of the DSP, 10 sheets of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and 1/2 pack of embellishments. I went down to a half a pack because with summer around the corner I wanted to keep the cost down. You can…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Rick’s Pearl Purse 3D Thursday get your FREE tutorial.

    Rick’s Pearl Purse 3D Here we are on Thursday again. This week its Rick’s Pearl Purse 3D Thursday idea that I will be sharing. This fun idea could be for a Gift Card holder, treat or simple cute idea for you this week. I have been looking at this Pretty Pillowbox since last fall. I think this one did it for me. How stinkin’ Cute is this. I love the addition of that Pearlescent Paper for the “flap”. However, Rick took it to the next level by embossing it using the Seashells 3D folder. You can really see that embossing in the this photo. Wondering the order to do this??…

  • Paper Share

    Paper Share reminder, Get your taste of all the DSP!

    Paper Share Reminder You will want to get your taste of all that this new catalog has to offer. This Paper Share Reminder is here to let you know that you have one week to sign up! Check all the pricing here! Not sure? Would you like to get a 6 x 6 piece of all the NEW patterned paper? Even a handy box to put it in? How about a complete list of the colors that are in each pack? Yes, I gotcha! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Get in on all the fun with the Inky Whisper Sisters!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Trees, the Homestead

    Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Get a load at these Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Trees. So the first “snoopervisor” was Cuddles. She decided that she liked to help with only the onions. Goodness knows why but she had to be in the center of it. Than of course when she did not like me moving her, YES, she was in the way. She decided to take a bath… Now Junior was just hanging out on the sidelines. However, as soon as I was ready to start the next row of planting… he decided to move. Right in my digging path. Seriously!! I have to say that you know that…

  • Fancy Fold,  In-Colors

    Happy Mothers Day Mom, and all you beautiful ladies.

    Happy Mothers Day Mom I want to wish all the Mom’s a Happy Mothers Day Mom especially you!! I will miss you today… Know that I am thinking of you and send BIG HUGS!! This Box card fold is a fun one. It took a minute to figure out, but you are going to love the inside!! Now, There are a few retired items on this one… Sorry!! but this one is too good not to share. Trust me you will be able to use ANY DSP for the front. And that little ribbon piece would be not missed. Are you ready for the inside?? I know… I am not…

  • 3D Thursday

    JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday using He’s all that.

    JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday Can you believe it is Thursday ALREADY?? Time for JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday. She is using the He’s All That Suite. It is perfect for this time of year!! Isn’t this the perfect gift for the BBQ master in your life!! I can not wait to try out this Tutorial … but first to find the perfect BBQ sauce. Wondering where all this awesome BBQ stuff comes from?? Well it is the He’s All That Suite. Right in the new annual catalog (page 78). I can say that this suite was one that was on my list. How about you?? Why?? The DSP of…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers a Bird and Sand, a whole lot of sand!!

    Flowers a Bird and Sand This week is all about Flowers a Bird and Sand. This first photo is not your typical flower though. This one has lace flowers though. This is a small little piece of my first wedding dress. Did you know that there are amazing seamstresses that sew what they call Angel Gowns?? Curious, right?? Well check out that ruler. That dress is 11 inches. These amazing ladies are making gowns for babies that have passed WAY too soon. No matter if miscarried, SIDS or so many other things. My cousin Candi advised me that she will be able to get at least 13 gowns from my…

  • Craft Room

    Thank You for all the Birthday wishes, it was great!

    Thank You for all the Birthday wishes What a great day…. Thank You for all the Birthday wishes! Let me tell you all the Shenanigans I had today! Joe came home from working midnights and took me to breakfast. We sat and enjoyed french toast, coffee and my favorite waitress. However, while on our way to breakfast I remembered that I needed to renew my drivers license. So after having some fun with my Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club ladies, that was next on my list. Out to the truck to do that and run back to Knox for my nail appointment, I needed a repair. I came home to…

  • 3D Thursday,  Add a page title,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    My turn for 3D Thursday, Check out this Picnic Basket.

    My turn for 3D Thursday Ohh, you guys, I was happy I looked at the Schedule… can you believe it is my turn already?? My turn for 3D Thursday… Dang, if I say so myself you are going to love this… come on be honest… tell me!! How cute is this one, right… This cutie is made with the Sweet Sorbet, new In-Color. Notice that DSP too… That is in the new Annual catalog. It is called Perfectly Penciled. And let me just warn you … We will have coloring class in July. Be sure to watch for that class so you do not miss out!! Dontcha love how it…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Fancy Fold,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Fun Fold with New Horizon DSP and Bundle.

    Fun Fold with New Horizon Just wait until you see how this Fun Fold with New Horizon Suite works. Super simple and soo many possibilities to use it. This one works best, I think, with a DSP that does all the work. Well like this one… the water coloring on this DSP is amazing. It really is the star. And I want it to be. See just the simple stamping. All that was added here was the birds and sentiment. Isn’t it beautiful?? Wondering when I made this one?? Well this was part of the February Ding Dong Ditch. Can you believe it was that long ago?? I know I…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Not a Chicken Egg and more Flowers are blooming.

    Not a Chicken Egg and more No this is Not a Chicken Egg and more that is going on. On my way out to the store the other day, I saw this out of the corner of my eye. I looked up to be sure that there was not a robin’s nest in the Oak Tree above and maybe with the wind it fell out. Nope, that was not it. This is not the first time I have seen these here either. I know someone to ask and need to ask her why. I find them a lot actually. Several a year is my estimate. No damage to the eggs.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring has sprung It Started with sign idea using daisies.

    Spring has sprung It Started You know that I am ready, but are you?? Spring has sprung It Started with this cute but simple “wood” frame from the Dollar Tree. Happy Sunday!! I hope that you were able to get outside and smell those tulips and daffodils. Mine are all super happy!! Are you looking for a simple, cut and fun decor item?? How about this one?? Measuring in at about 4 1/5 x 7 3/4 This would be perfect for a tiered tray, standing with some spring flowers or even on its own. Here is the best part, I can very simply remove the DSP that it is all…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    April Ding Dong Ditch 2022, Memories and More cards.

    April Ding Dong Ditch 2022 Have you been looking forward to getting all the information for this months Class to Go?? Well here is all you need to know about the April Ding Dong Ditch 2022. It is going to be easy and fun way to create some cards. You can do the regular or there are some fun add ons. I will tell you that there is a FREEBIE too!! Check down at the bottom! See I told you quick cards, These are the Heart and Home memories and more cards and coordinating envelopes. For the base version of this months Ding Dong Ditch you will get half a…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe using Brilliant Wings.

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe Earlier this month Joe and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. As always it is a Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe. Also in keeping with us, it is purple and green. My favorite color and his. Please note that I did use some pieces from the ‘Bits and Pieces’ container. Here is the other note, since I do not have to mail it, it does NOT have to fit inside and envelope. Did you see the live?? Yes, I did this for a live the day before out anniversary. I know it is tough to see, but I did a clear heat emboss of butterflies on…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    6 Quick and Simple card ideas using New Horizon DSP!

    6 Quick and Simple card ideas For today we are looking at 6 Quick and Simple card ideas using the New Horizon DSP. This was an add on to the February Ding Dong Ditch. However these can be used in so many ways. Ohhh my, these could birthday cards, thinking of you cards, or just about anything. Keeping this super simple and if you cut it right your could get two out of every color. Keep in mind doing that will not quite be the same as above but still works out beautifully!! Spring Trees?? I am loving the above as spring trees too. No matter if Fresh Freesia, Magenta…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Last Days to sign up, for the Butterfly Birthday Bash!!

    Last Days to sign up We are on the Last Days to sign up for the Butterfly Birthday Bash. Now, I know that I have been talking and talking about it. I know that you have questions. Please ASK!!! Today’s post is going to be a look back at last year and a breakdown in case you still trying to figure it out. Starting off with a peek from last year. I so love all those smiling faces, don’t you?? I know you will be smiling when you leave this year too!! We will be making six cards and two projects. That will be split in half. Part in the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow. What a week here.

    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow It was an interesting week… From Suntea to Flowers and Snow this morning. Welcome to spring in the Midwest, right?? I also heard that this coming weekend is suppose to be over 70. We will see what happens. I can say that I sure did enjoy the suntea that I made on Thursday. When it was sunny. haha During one of my walk abouts, I found a new volunteer. The grape hyacinths (far left) I did not plant. I really do appreciate when the birds bring me flowers!! Middle photo is the first blooms on my creeping phlox. I have several different colors. This…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Happy Easter with Easter Friends, to you and yours!!

    Happy Easter with Easter Friends Here we are already at Easter… I want to say Happy Easter with Easter Friends stamp set. All these cute baby animals are perfect for this spring holiday. With that Easter and Spring is all about new beginnings. A fresh start. The joy of Spring is here on the homestead too. Wait until you see all the blooms!! This card was from the library classes this month. Wanna join us?? We are at the Knox library on May 3rd at 5 pm central. However, we are at the Culver library on May 10th at 10:30 eastern time. If you can make it please comment or…

  • Girls Night

    March Girls Night Card one of two, Seas the Day

    March Girls Night Card Here is the in person card and the online version of the March Girls Night Card. This is the First of two. You know that I like to change things up just a bit in my live version. I love having all these amazing birthday cards! Have you tried this class kit yet?? Ohh, I love sending out these great cards, parts and envelopes. Want to join me next time?? Here is how… Make a purchase of $25 (minimum), email me to get your packet for the May kit. Or you can pay the flat fee of $15. Both have additional shipping fees. The card on…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    I see green on the homestead, not outside but still.

    I see green on the homestead You know that I love flowers, check out what I see green on the homestead. I know that in the photo is is tough to see this far away. However, I have more photos to share!! But first… Do you think these are flowers, veggies or both?? Okay, these are all flowers.. but, I do have lettuce, onions, spinach and kale seeds that were all planted on last Sunday. They are even bigger today, These are when I first started seeing the sprouts. So from left to right, Dahlia seeds, Strawflowers and Ranunculus cromes. The weather was showing signs of a warm up, but…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Little Green Dirt and Mooch, an old kitty says hello.

    Little Green Dirt and Mooch Ohh, things are getting a Little Green, Dirt and Mooch, our old man. Remember the Ranunculus set from the Jan-June mini?? Well I decided that I needed to grow my own. I have a mix and a tangerine. Soo excited to see this green. Down in the basement. Strange place I would agree, but you need to start somewhere!! There are many more with green sprouts, so YES I am jumping for joy! So, as you can see things are getting serious… I have 5 seed trays with snapdragons, coleus, foxgloves and dahlias and sooo many more. Plus not in the photo are greens and…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Introducing the 2022-2024 In-Colors, soo pretty!!

    Introducing the 2022-2024 In-Colors They are sooo pretty!! Introducing the 2022-2024 In-Colors, the newest colors starting May 3. Reminder that every year we get five new colors to play with. However, we also say goodbye to five colors. I have not gotten my delivery of my order, but you know that I will do an unboxing when I do. Be sure that you are following and liking ALL my channels so that you do not miss anything!! Tell me do you have a favorite yet?? Did you know that you could get these new colors as part of your starter kit?? Join my team!! Hugs and Have a Great Day…

  • Technique

    Retiring Painted Poppies for Dad, all aged up.

    Retiring Painted Poppies for Dad When I was out by my parents, Mom helped me create this Retiring Painted Poppies for Dad! On a Saturday live, Mom and I finally were able to get crafty. Here is how the whole card idea came about. My dad a few weeks prior had sent me a text asking me about why we (cardmakers) do not make more antique looking cards. I sent him back that I have before, however, it has been a while. So, I figured, I had a mission. A mission to create an aged looking card. I knew right away what I wanted to do. So I was sure…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Chance List Hurry, Going Going GONE!

    Last Chance List Hurry, Oh my goodness, Last Chance List Hurry, because things are going quickly!! Now typically, stamps stay available, however, not this year. And I can add that there are over 15 sets already sold out, already!! Hurry and do not delay!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!! Last day for sign up is Thursday! Find the info here. Early Bird special ends on Thursday, Come and join us!!

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Retiring

    All Squared Away Retiring Soon Bundle idea.

    All Squared Away Retiring Join me today, looking at the All Squared Away Retiring soon bundle. I paired this one with an embossing folder that is also perfect for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. Meadows Moments is a double folder set and also retiring (and 50% off too!!). Which is a win in my book. It really is so worth celebrating all of these layers. To get this look you will want to cut out the full square twice in two different colors. In this case it is Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent. I chose the Cajun Craze for the Clay pots that I have been planting in already.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Savings are in Bloom get your mini for 20% off!

    Savings are in Bloom Look no further the sale is here, Savings are in Bloom! Get your Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss at 20% off. WooHOO!! But wait that is not the only thing on sale!! There are also 13 bundle that coordinate with the Mini that are also on sale. Wondering about what you can do with the Mini?? Well, You already know that I have it on my Live Station and use it ALL THE TIME! It really is soo convenient. It folds just like the Big on. It also has embossing folders that fit. But here is the BEST part of the Savings are in Bloom promotion.…