• 2019 Holiday Paper Share

      Paper Share 2019 Holiday Catalog Toile Tidings (pg 8 12×12) Wrapped in Plaid (pg14 6×6) Let it Snow (pg20 12×12) Night Before Christmas (pg26 6×6) Brightly Gleaming (pg32 12×12) Mercury Glass Acetate (pg33 12×12) Feels Like Frost (pg 42 6×6) Come to Gather (pg48 12×12) Monster Bash (pg54 12×12) Here is how it works…. You will get a 6×6 sheet from each pack. That is 100 pieces of DSP. Cost $34 each share.

  • Holiday cards,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique Tuesday,  YouTube video

    Winter Woods with Snow

    I know I will get myself into trouble for saying this… the snow sure is pretty!! Can you see… that big tree out in the yard with just a that light touch of SNOW!! yup, just reminds me of Christmas. Wondering how?? Last year we used the embossing paste this year we have something NEW! Yes, I am super excited about it!! Check this out.. When … the catalog goes live on September 4, will that be an item on your list?? I hope you enjoyed the short video… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Ride with me inspiration…

    I am sooo loving this truck!! The Ride with Me Bundle (151106) has pumpkins and balloons too. It all started with the Stampin’ Blends on the truck. For instance, Cherry Cobbler, both light and dark, Smokey Slate, both light and dark, and even some some Pumpkin Pie, bring on the rust, haha. Remember, to do layers of color! This little truck sure can haul a load of trees too! I am curious … do you do a live tree or a fake?? I am thinking a live tree would be a fun thing this year?? Do you think Joe would go for it?? Hummmm, I wonder? Have a Great Day…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Birch for winter?

    How about some Christmas inspiration… because the catalog goes live in EIGHT days. This one was from the Stamp-a-Stack a week ago. The Birch (w-149259 c-149256) background was so easy using the Stampuratus (146276). No worries and easy to stamp more then one at a time. The sentiment was from another stamp set. An unlikely choice if I say so myself. Making Christmas Bright (148046), it had the PERFECT font! Add a little glimmer and done! However, what about white shiny ribbon and Real Red glimmer paper?? I wonder?? Do you need a catalog still?? Contact me direct… I will get you one. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Hamscher Homestead

    All about the kitties…

    Mooch would say the best part of this last week was that the windows where open. I would agree, a beautiful breeze and sunshine helps the mood for sure! Here is Mooch taking in some rays old man style!! White Sox would agree with Mooch, now. The leaking water fountain was down for “repairs”. However, the parts were ordered and arrived before the weekend. White Sox was grateful. In conclusion, Miss Penelope, over worked, decided that she needed a rest from her #snoopervisor position. I had to laugh because she is still in the box this evening. Paula, you worked her too hard today! I wonder what antics will happen…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique Tuesday,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Rooted in Nature Birthday

    Back to a girls night card from earlier in the month. Paired The Rooted in Nature (146482) with the Itty Bitty Birthday (148618). Used the Nature’s Roots Die (146341) for the old tree. Tried a couple different colors for the tree leaves. Although no matter which colors they turn out different EVERY time! And I love it!! Pick your sentiment … DONE!! I dare you to try the Pear Pizzazz and the Pretty Peacock together!! Ohh, the combo is just royal! For instance, the leaves on the background, beautiful. Check back tomorrow, the Coffee and Cards were not quite done, but will be for tomorrow’s entry. Have a Great Day…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Happy Birthday

    Challenge #203

    This week for the Global Design Project it is all about this theme…. I need to be honest, it took until yesterday’s video for me to figure out what to do… And I had no idea if it would even work out… and also more truth, would it actually work out?? You tell me… thoughts?? Here is the list of supplies: Smokey Slate cardstock (131202) Daffodil Delight light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-144603) Pumpkin Pie light Stampin’ Blends (l-144578 c-144599) Balmy Blue light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-148544) Night of Navy light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-144040) Smokey Slate light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-145058) Bermuda Bay dark Stampin’ Blends…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Day gift tags w/video

    Ohhh, what a fun day in the studio today!! Any day that I can get in the coloring tent is a GREAT day!! However, I discovered that I really need a few new Stampin’ Blends! No, I do not only have purple, but…. Here is a shopping list of what you need to grab before you watch the video… One full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Trimmer Coordinating Stampin’ Blends Coordinating/Complimentary Ink Ribbon to match Trio Punch (146320) Some DSP to match. Additionally the measurements are… 4 1/4 x 11 then cut to 3 x 4 1/4. Grab your supplies here is the step by step video.. Need…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Bone Appetit for Paper Pumpkin

    Treats or Tricks for Halloween?? Apparently with September’s Paper Pumpkin it will be all about the TREATS!! Here is the link to help you sign up for Paper Pumpkin. Although you could pick a different demonstrator, but I appreciate you picking me!! After that, join us in our Pumpkin Whispers Facebook group for live Paper Pumpkin fun!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Event planning day!!

    Phew, crazy busy day… All the Fall Christmas classes have been planned!! Only one needs pricing, Sorry. The Share info is in the events section. In addition to the Paper Share, I thought we would have a Ribbon share, as well as an Embellishment share. Do you need a catalog still?? Comment below and I will get one in the mail or arrange pick up or drop off. Lastly, watch your email for the completed list of classes and events. This includes September through December. I can not wait for you to see what is planned. After that, there will be cards, gifts and laughter for all!! Have a Great…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Indiana Corn on a Birthday

    This HUGE grasshopper and I enjoyed a cup of coffee on the deck on Friday. How was your weekend?? As you know, there was a drive out to Illinois this past weekend. For….. His birthday. Dontcha LOVE the hat?? My sister did good with this one!! Dad was happy to celebrate with all the family, well almost all. There was sugar free brownies, salmon burgers and plenty of salad to balance out the bad stuff. Ohhh, And Indiana sweet corn…. this is how we roll, right?? Not much left over either. Lastly, we did sing happy birthday. More crafty ideas and who knows what else I can come up with……

  • Pages, Journals and Books

    Pocket of…

    Super excited to share my first Scrapbook Page!! It is a 12 x 12 page and the subjects… Well, to say the least they are just tooo cute!! Here is what I used first: Whisper White 12 x 12 (144239) Hand-Lettered Prose Dies (149550) Pocket Die (143750) Beauty Abounds (148726) Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) Sparkle Glimmer Paper (146957) Blueberry Bushel 1/8 inch Grossgrain Ribbon (146950) Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch Ink I would like to introduce you too Adderly (left) and Emmersen (right) my cute nieces. I am grateful to Mindy, my sister, for permission to share this page and future pages with you! You know I am…

  • Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards,  Technique Tuesday

    8/17 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday, Dad!! I know I have said before that my Dad reads my blog.. Soooo, lets all wish him a Happy Birthday! His party was right after Coffee and Cards, a driving I went quick like a bunny to get there on time… close but not quite. On the live video there where several tips/tricks. I hope you will #replay to let me know that you were able to watch. The Garage Gears Dies (148521) and the Well Said Stamp set (148796) are how it all started. Along with, Merry Merlot, Smokey Slate,Whisper White Cardstock and Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Like the grungy look added to that twine… I…

  • In-Colors

    Love Note w/butterflies

    Do you leave love notes to your sweetie?? My poor hubby has been having a rough couple days at work. However, I do not want to let the cat outta the bag… these are all extra pieces from another project. Where to begin, the group of hearts is from the Be Mine Stitched dies (148527) the butterflies are from the Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) and lastly the from sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580). I almost forgot, the Metallic Pearls (146282) on each butterfly. What do you do with extra pieces?? I mean Dies and Punches?? In other words… Trash or Treasure? Enjoy your weekend…..Have a Great…

  • Fancy Fold,  Technique Tuesday,  YouTube video

    Waterfront Watercolor Technique

    Today, its a double play… Fancy fold AND a Technique. Starting off on page 125 of the annual catalog. The catalog uses Pigment Sprinkles, but what about watercolor instead? Here is what you will need: Waterfront Stamp set (146386) Call me Clover (147178) and Old Olive (100531) re-inker Pretty Peacock (150083) and Old Olive (147090) ink pads. Burlap Ribbon (141487) Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) Aqua Painter (103954) The cardstock measurements; Sahara Sand base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Pretty Peacock 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly think Whisper White 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. This will walk you through step by step!! I can not wait to hear what…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack ..reminder

    Reminder… Signup will be closing on Friday… Have you decided?? Question here is the original post LINK. Still have questions. Questions still, contact me! Also, just to let you know… That all the 2019 Holiday catalog shares have been figured out… Will be posting on that in the next couple days! Paper Share Ribbon Share Embellishment Share (new) However, if you have not gotten a catalog?? Let me know.. I can drop one in the mail or drop one off for you! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Accented Blooms Happy Birthday

    How awesome are these colorful Birthday Cards?? I made at the last Girl’s Night. Have you been to Girl’s Night?? The next one is September 6, always the first Friday of each month. Come Join Us! Making four cards in total. The first two were a more feminine style and the second you will have to check back to see. The one on the left uses colored pencils and the one on the right uses the Stampin’ Blends. Using the Accented Blooms (146681) and the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch (145667). However for the birthday sentiments you will also need, Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618). Do you think one looks more tropical…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    New Light and…..

    So, I can only imagine this is not very exciting to most of you… But, I know my Dad who reads my blog will like this new addition.. This was put on the North side or chicken coop side of the house. The old light that was there was moved to the south side or propane tank side. Above all, this light was an amazing find, it is an old enamel barn light. All the parts with only a small scratch of paint missing. Joe bent the perfect piece of metal and added new wire. Mounted in its permanent spot! Now to find a second one for the south side.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gift using Painted Harvest

    I put this together for a friend of mine.. Christine. I went to a Stamping Bingo that she ran last week. Ohh girls, I think, NO I know we should be doing this here. They had so much fun, and the prizes!! WooooHoooo! Keep an eye on the events, because I am working on this as we speak. I choose to add this to a small bottle of lotion. Christine is in Wisconsin, in the winter she will be thanking me for it!! haha. I sooo hope that she loved it as much as I loved making it for her! Here is what you will need: Painted Harvest Stamp Set…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards 8/10 Magnolia Lane

    It is no secret, I love black and white cards. Join a replay of Coffee and Cards on Facebook. Not only will you get all the information. Also, the tips and get the how too, on that birthday sentiment. Two different looks with mostly all the same “stuff.” Starting with a stamp, ink and paper card. The Magnolia Lane and all the goodies in the suite (152178). Although the focus was just on the flower you can check past posts for a week of ideas. Just Whisper White and Black for the Thinking of You … the sparkle is the Glittered Organza Ribbon (147897) Continuing, to the second card and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Prizes

    The results are in.. Magnolia Lane

    Remember last weeks post?? Did you get you comment in?? I loved all the ideas and took a little from everyone to get the final card… Using the leaves, bakers twine and moving the sentiment. Also, a touch of Wink of Stella some ink and an extra layer to the sentiment. Want to see a close up?? The magnolia buds were switched to Blushing Bride, used the Petal Pink and Wink of Stella to the lower edge of the buds. A touch of Mossy Meadow ink is what gives the leaves that light color. I love the Wink of Stella and tried my best to get a good picture. Next…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    August Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

    Here is all the information you need …. This year there will be 2 different Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks… One this month and the second will be November 23. This month’s will be different then the one in November. The first one will be 3 different card designs and 4 of each card. The cost is $30 and you be getting a bunch of goodies to make the 12 cards. Did I mention even the envelopes?? So you can even decorate the envelopes too! No sneak peeks, haha BUT You have an opportunity to pre-order the stamps and dies ahead of time. As you know this helps speed up all the stamping…

  • It Started with...

    Magnolia Lane, Hello Beautiful

    Where do you find inspiration?? Well, I know that I find it in strange places some times.. AND at weird times too! How about you?? I found the inspiration for this card in an antique store a few weeks ago. Joe and I were out on a date and like to stop in local shops. In other words… SHOPPING! This was in one of our usual stops … Just “hanging” out for me to see… Quick to snap a shot and then try to figure out HOW to pull this off… with a little help from a friend, this all came together. Thank you for your suggestion my friend! The…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Beautiful Weather on the Homestead

    Well, at least White Sox thinks so… Isn’t he just silly?? I think he thinks he is helping?? Making the bed on the left and Dusting on the right?? Who knows… He is one happy boy though with the windows open! They all are as far as that goes.. How about you?? Do you have the house open or is the A/C on? I am embarrassed to admit, but the walk way to the front door was sooo over grown with weeds, that it needed to be added to the schedule. NOW!! Just something I have been putting off, much like the weed wacker. That is next on the agenda……

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Memories and More 8/3

    This week’s Coffee and Cards featured NO STAMPING… yup, that is correct. No ink was used. Am I scaring you?? No worries, dontcha love how they turned out? However, there was one that was NOT cooperating.. but I did get it figured out! You need to try the Memories and More Card Pack (149554), the last card used uses the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More cards and envelopes (149487). The three took all of 30 minutes to design and create… The trouble was this Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897). During the video I could not figure out how to add it, BUT… the idea hit afterwards of course! View…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Paper Pumpkin Add-on reminder

    Here is the one that you NEED!! Paper Pumpkin is stepping up the game again! The August kit has 6 gift bags, 12 gift tags Here is the next level…. the add-on ($10 extra plus s/t) you also get 24 cards, of 2 designs and matching envelopes!! Therefore, you Need this kit!! The whole kit is fall themed, and from the sneak peak it might have a watercolor look to it. I know you want to get in on the fun with this box, here is my direct link , sign up before August 10 and get in on the add-on too Join us on Paper Pumpkin night! This photo…

  • Challenges,  Fancy Fold

    Botanical Bliss for #GDP200

    Can you believe that it is Global Design Project Challenge day already?? How about that there have been 200 Challenges?? Dang, that is a lot. I have not participate in them all, but more then a couple handfuls now… Today is CASE the designer… Janneke De Jong, gave us a beautiful card to start with…. I know, you are going to be SHOCKED!! I did not do butterflies… GASP!! Used the Botanical Bliss Stamp (151284) and coordinating Botanical Tags dies (146824). Also, I kept the colors down, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake. However, in true Whispers fashion… the little birds where brushed with Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) and…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    Location Change

    Girls Night location change…My House. Join the girls and I for some card making, laughs and maybe a snack? I bet you need some birthday cards… well YEAH!! That is always what we make! Bring your list because this is a FREE with qualifying purchase event. Need a catalog?? Yes, I have one for you! Lastly, want to be in the know?? This is where you get the months info FIRST!! Can not wait to see you… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!