• Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    Blog Hop with Home Decor SU Style

    Thank you for “hopping” in…. Home Decor SU Style. Happy you could join us! Please be sure to check out what everyone has to share, link down on the bottom. Have you heard a saying that just spoke to you?? Then you search EVERYWHERE to find what you are looking for …. and it is NOWHERE Well, what is a crafter to do?? She makes it herself! A fellow local lady business owner was my first call. She cuts metal. YUP, laser cuts. We worked on the font going back and forth with what to pick. This worked perfectly! The next thing was cutting all the letters… TWICE. First in…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    Decorating a gift

    Do you get requests for cards?? I do on occasion… and I like to wrap them up special for the receiver . This time the receiver is a fellow gardener. We enjoy being outside, digging in the dirt and coffee too. The colors of Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive seem an obvious match. Enjoying another year of the Daisy Punch, WooooHooo! There is a sneak peek here. What is your guess?? Join us again Tuesday for another sneak peek. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Fairs / Events,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    In-Colors Peek

    Out in Terra Haute for a SU leadership event. Here is the card that I used as my swap card. Each “flower” is one the the new 2019-2021 In-Color. So excited to share they beautiful new colors with all of you. Even more excited that we have a third PURPLE! You will be able to see all these In-Colors in person at the new catalog Launch Saturday, June 1 in Plymouth. Check back early next week for more information on that exciting event!! The BEST part is you get your catalog there!! Can not wait for you to see …. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Home Decor,  Uncategorized

    sick of Flowers yet??

    Working still on flowers…. What punches do you see here?? There is a new die cut here too… more peeks at the 2019-2021 In-Colors. I am thinking of an In-Color Club…. Anyone interested on more information?? What a great way to get all the new colors and the matching goodies, dontcha think? ohhhh, Dont forget…. Guess the punches for more chances to win!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • sneak peek

    Flowers and Prizes

    Sneak Peek….. There are flowers everywhere….. my table is full. Working on a few things all at once. Playing with the glue gun and lots of NEW paper…. Please tell me the different flowers that you see… How about a PRIZE for some guesses!! hummmm, what could the prize be?? How about two prizes… Prize one… two cards with these flowers…. Prize two…one on one training to make all four different flowers! Here is another sneak peek… Here are the names… which goes with which letter….. Rococo Rose ~~ Sea Side Spray ~~ Terracotta Tile ~~ Pretty Peacock ~~ Purple Posy Guess Correctly and you will get MORE entries for…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A lot going on here..

    I am so excited to share with you all that has been going on this week… New baby chicks… some more gardening … and a new do. The hubby decided that it was time to get rid of those sassafras trees… Moved a few decorations from the flower bed, he backed up the truck and… a couple tugs… BYE bye to unwanted trees Then baby peeps… they are so dang cute!! The auction is a dangerous place for me… Took the 5 unwanted Roosters…. came home with 7 babies. One was old enough to put outside… more on her next week. Did you turn up the volume? I was sure…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Saying good by to a Tree

    Have you had the honor of using one the of the longest active stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has?? Lovely as a Tree (w-128655 c-127793) has been around since 2001. Selling over 200,000 stamp sets. Dang that is a heck of a lot of TREES. The demonstrators had fun on Facebook today. We flooded our feeds and Stampin’ Up!’s feeds using this stamp set today… It needs to go out with honor and I was happy to share my love of this amazing set. I can say this was one of my first stamp sets. I have it in the old clam shell box back when all stamps were only…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Happy Mother’s Day

    These pretty ladies celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday with me… from left to right… my sister, Mindy… My Mom, Mary … Me….my sister-in-law Taryn. Love these ladies. Happy I was able to spend this time with you! The flower pot tags where created on Saturday during Coffee and Cards, did you catch that episode?? Check for the link on yesterdays post…. There was a tip/trick to those flowers, that involved the Wink of Stella (141897) you will not want to miss! The Best Birds stamp set (141525) and coordinating dies Birds and Blooms (141477) and the Petal Promenade DSP (146913) are on the retiring list and at the time of…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Hamscher Homestead,  Holiday cards

    Mother’s Day deliveries

    Our family decided to celebrate Mother’s Day Saturday…. So that on Sunday the moms could sleep in… or not drive 3 hours one way.. haha. So, right after Coffee and Cards I flew out the door and headed to my parents… Here are the goodies that were brought to the loving ladies in my life. Most of them are for my mom, but I do hate to leave anyone out! I hope you take good care of the important ladies in your life. Let them know how important in any way that you can… visit, talk or call is a good start… presents are not a requirement. Just love them…

  • Challenges,  Happy Birthday,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    GDP Challenge Day #188

    Super excited to participate in the Global Design Project Challenge today #GDP188. This week we are CASEing the designer, Brian King. Today, you get two sneak peeks at a couple of the new 2019-2021 In-colors. Pretty Peacock and Sea Side Spray. They sure look pretty together!! Trying to figure out what that sentiment is from?? Everything is Rosy the one month Kit of course!! Have you gotten yours?? NOO?? ohh you really want to second think that… there is a leaf edge that is added to the sentiment portion…WOW…add a little Wink of Stella to the “berry” parts, amazing!! Using the Leaves Trinkets (146343) for the pretty thing… Looped around…

  • Fairs / Events,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Ribbon Share 2019 Annual Catalog

    Here is a way to get some of the new ribbon so that you can have it to play with and see which is your favorites…. You can get one, two or all three bundles…. Bundle #1 New 2019-2021 In-Color 1/2 Scalloped linen ribbonPretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile Cost $11 Bundle #2 3/8 Scalloped Lace trim – Very Vanilla5/8 Organdy Striped – Petal Pink1/2 Gathered – Rococo Rose Cost $6.50 Bundle #3 Magnolia Lane Combo 1/4 Textile -Mint Macaron3/8 Reversible – Old Olive/ Pretty Peacock Cost $9 Questions?? You can contact me… Email, text or call, have fun shopping… Have a Great Day getting…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Pretty Birthday Flowers

    Have you thought….humm, this looks fun, But its probably not for me?? Well, here is a great way to try it out. The 1st Tuesday of each month I have a class at the local library. This is a great way to try out this fun craft. All the stuff is supplied, stamps, ink, paper, adhesive and even ribbon. Preregister by sending me an email or text. Bring your smiling face and $5. Come on, try it… what do you have to lose?? No matter what you have two cards that you can take with you to use or keep. Yes, I will even help you tie the BOW!! Who…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Everything is Rosy

    Have you heard that we will be holding a Stamp Camp featuring this kit?? When?? Saturday, May 25 at noon, see the event coming soon. Here is all that is included in the kit. Yup, that sure is a TON of stuff. At the Stamp Camp will will use several of the items on that list, Ohhh and no worries there will be plenty to take home for you to use also. Contact me with any questions. The $95 kit includes camp and all the supplies above. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Finally the garden

    Happy Sunny Day! Started with making Sun Tea…. then….. Joe and I went to town Sunday morning to get a few things…. including seed potatoes, candy onions, yellow onions and red onions. Also a few flower seed packets. Ended up with 3 rows of potatoes, 2 rows of onions and a row of flowers. Joe found a few sprinklers he wanted to try… turned out they worked like a charm! The above is the “big” garden…. While shopping we grabbed a few Broccoli and Brussels sprouts too. I know, they are not for everyone, but someone has to try them …. haha Have you planted a garden? If you so,…

  • Fairs / Events,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Paper Share 2019 Annual Catalog

    Here is the Paper Share details…. 14 paper packs including Foil AND Vellum…. Woven Threads (12 sheets) 11.50 Magnolia Lane (12 sheets) 11.50 Garden Lane (12 sheets) 11.50 Follow Your Art (12 sheets) 11.50 Bird Ballard (12 sheets) 11.50 Dinoroar (12 sheets) 11.50 Perennial Essence (12 sheets) 11.50 Perennial Essence Vellum (12 sheets) 11.00 See a Silhouette (12 sheets) 11.50 Come Sail Away (12 sheets) 11.50 Pressed Petal (24 sheets) 14.50 Mosaic Mood (12 sheets) 14.50 Noble Peacock (12 sheets) 14.50 Noble Peacock Foil (6 sheets) 10.00 Per share cost is $46. All are bagged and labeled, 6×6 sheets. You get from ALL packs! Questions?? Email, call or text. Check…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Uncategorized

    Redbud Tree Inspiration

    I wish you could join us for Coffee and Cards. This “episode” featured another retiring stamp set Sheltering Tree (137163). We had a stamp set stamp camp using this stamp set back when it first came out, a few years ago. There is a card that has been kept up on the inspiration shelf since then… Soon the whole card will be retired…. the last hold out was the stamps… the ribbon and punches sued have been gone of several years. Do you see the four seasons?? That was the inspiration for the type of set that was created above… Here is our Redbud tree/spring inspired card. Just out the…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Fun times with the Girls

    Another Girl’s Night in the books…. I had so much fun with these lovely ladies. We talk, snack, get crafty and win prizes. What kind of cards did we make?? You guesses… Birthday cards. Every month we focus on Birthday’s because, who does NOT need a birthday card?? Some new faces this month… EXCITING!! and then some not so new, hahaha. We could not get to the bakery so it came to us this time. Thank you Stephanie #sugarshackbakeryplymouth for our yummy treats!! Want to join us next month?? Friday, June 7 at 6 central/7 eastern We should be back at the bakery. Join us and Have a Great Day…

  • sneak peek,  Team Meeting

    April Team Meeting

    Thing sure have been crazy for the team these days!! PHEW!! With only a few weeks now until the new Catalog Launch we will be back to CRAZY busy! Wonder what happens at these meeting?? Think you might want to join us?? Contact me I would love to answer any of your questions. Here is a sneak peek … I wanted to say thank you to the group for all their hard work and support. They work hard and knowing that is recognized is IMPORTANT!! Everyone who attended got a set of the new 2019-2021 in-colors. Each stamped with a new stamp set (Good Morning Magnolia) and the new in-color…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Happy Birthday

    Last week….

    My favorite neighbor had a birthday… we usually get each other something not too big, a plant or something like that. Last year I think I picked up some cute windchimes… This year, it was a lantern, LED and solar. You know though that I could not just leave it naked!! This tag was the perfect, spring/farm touch. She has taught me a ton of things. She has taken me under wing about farm/country life… helped me can for the first time, brought some crazy chickens to the homestead and loved my like one of her kids. I am GRATEFUL she moved across the street and that she has been…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Hugs from Shelli

    Not sold on Paper Pumpkin yet?? How about now?? The co-founder of Stampin’ Up! Shelli helped the concept artists design this amazing kit!! Usually we do not get sneak peaks… but Shelli is not always good at secrets 😉 Sold?? Here is how you can sign up!! Then join us on Facebook for a Coffee and Cards episode to see what alternative I can come up with!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Happy Birthday

    Visitors on the Homestead

    Do you get excited when you have guests at your house?? I know I sure do!! This past weekend Mom and Dad came for a weekend long visit. Mom and I got crafty, they both got to see what Coffee and Cards was all about AND we went adventuring with Joe. We ate and laughed and visited a few new places. Ohh so much fun in just three days. I am looking forward to their next visit in June, WoooHooo! Could not have a birthday with out cake… I decided oreo ice cream cake would be a winner!! Love you, Mom and Dad…. Thank you for visiting. Glad you had…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Coffee and Cards

    Did you miss out today?? Here is the…..LINK Here is your reminder to check out the fun technique as we try to say good-bye to Lovely as a Tree. What?? You have not heard yet that it is retiring?? Did you hear on the video that my parents were here?? Yup, a visit for my birthday! It was funny to talk with my Dad after because he thought it was cool that we could “talk” via the video too. Weird, to have him standing beside me while talking with all of you! He was watching the comments pop up on the iPad.. Thanks Mom and Dad for being so supportive!…

  • Uncategorized

    Check the back

    Wierd?? but have you really looked at the back of your cards before?? This new stamp has me super excited. And yes it will just be on the back, but on the back of all the cards that are created by me. Helps you to find me and maybe even receive a card by me too. You are thinking of looking on the back of your cards now, right?? GOTCHA!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Love it, Chop it

    What DSP would you pick?? Do you have a favorite?? We have a saying if you love it, then CHOP IT. I have paper from years ago that I did not want to cut up. Guess what, you do not get to share it and share your craft or even your skill if you do not. Be Brave!! At stamp camp the girls were asked to pick two sheets from their favorite paper pack and then, YUP!! Cut it up and use it. Here is how the cuts worked. Here is what we were able to come up with.. Making only 5 cards you will have plenty of left overs…

  • Challenges,  Uncategorized

    Three twine card??

    Another Rooted in Nature card…. Have you decided that you need this bundle yet?? All the items associated with this set start on page 143 of the current (new) catalog. This time using the DSP, Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss. Have you tried to heat emboss on vellum yet?? Talk about an easy way to hide the adhesive… WOW!! Rounding out this card (hahaha) is the stitched shapes framelits (pg 220 145372 $30.) The Nature’s Twine is a four pack, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron. Using the three “bows” was a pretty way to display all three colors, I thought… The sentiment…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site

    Wonderful Life….

    Do you get tired of those plan boring frames?? I love the plan wood ones that you can get in the craft store…yes, for $1.00. My son, Trevor and his beautiful girlfriend, Bee, made the decorating easy. On a trip to Alaska they took this picture. I was able to steal it, print it and create it. This momma will be adding it to the collection of adventure pictures that I already have. The Rooted in Nature bundle (pg 143 big book c-148353 $72.75, w-148352 $84.50) and Nature’s Poem DSP (146338 $11.00 or part of the paper share) just made it that much easier… Using the Large letters Framelits I…