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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!!

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    10 Amazing Years with Stampin’ Up!

    I do love that this company recognizes milestones. This milestone was a big one for me! I can not believe I have been a “creative” coach, teacher and lover of this craft for over 10 years! This pin is is darn heavy too! Thank you to everyone for your love support and cheers! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Did you know about the Pumpkin Whispers … a paper club?

    I would love to have you join us over in the Pumpkin Whispers… a paper club. Are you curious about Paper Pumpkin and want to see what it is all about? Have you not heard about Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is an all-inclusive subscription box. Full of crafty exclusive items. Everything you need to make the box as instructed. However if you like to stray from the directions join us over on Facebook for just that! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • Prizes,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Did you know…

    Yes, it has been 10 years since I signed up!! Join us over on the Whispers In Ink Facebook page to find out the fun stuff we have been doing. Maybe, even win a prize?!? I am going to be honest … this is how I spent my evening chilling with some new neighbors and the hubby. Such a nice evening!! I look forward to announcing the grand prize winner and the final game winners Sunday afternoon! You still have a chance to join in! Thank you to ALL my customers that have helped my small business! Who have made me laugh and taught me lots!! I appreciate EACH AND…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Craft Room,  No Stamping??

    Planning… I can not wait

    Lots going on… After Coffee and Cards today, I sat down and worked in some classes… Are you ready for some in person classes yet? All I know is that I sure do miss seeing you guys IN PERSON! I think I have a plan figured out…. still working a few things out. Sooo, be on the lookout for a schedule coming very soon! Are you embracing today?? I sure hope so! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Making a Difference

    Have you heard of the downloadable PDF file FULL of “quarantine humor” sentiments and images? One payment of $12 and you can send some Paper Humor. The photo is the link so that you can get your download. Want to get a look at these fun sentiments, join me for Crafty Thursday. My Facebook live at 10:30 central time. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Retiring List is out…

    There are LOTS of new today… and I am super excited because we will very VERY soon have a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine… no release date, I am sorry to say! However, I can share a few things… I think…hummmm Let’s just say that it will be easier to store and easier to use. ANYWAY, the new 2020-2022 In-colors are amazing!! I can not wait to get them in my May Paper Pumpkin … Did you sign up yet?? hummmm But lets get down to the sad parts of today’s post… What are we losing?? Well we know that the 2018-2020 In-Colors and everything that goes with them…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    It started with…

    NOOOO Christmas… I did however, find this down in the basement while doing some “cleaning”. Trust me I do NOT like that side! Let me just tell you about this “sign”. It measures 7 1/2 by 37 inches. The outside “frame” is a Mossy Meadow green. I hate to admit that this is as far as it got… HONEST, I have a plan !! I have been fighting with my computer all day and I AM DONE. Just for the day. Tomorrow is a new day. After a quick drop off I will certainly be working on this!! I PROMISE!! Lastly, I will be sending out new class information. WHEN???…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Could it be, signs of Spring?

    But first and update… For those that inquired and worried. The pen area for the chickens is once again secure. The smaller gauge wire is secured ever so fancy. Yes those orange zip ties, do the trick!! Even the kitties have enjoyed having the windows cracked open. Snuggling together and all. From left to right, White Sox and Mooch, Penelope and Gabby (sister), Mr Bigglesworth. Here are some interesting prints… the top possible Duck?? and the lower come of find out is a dog. However, the dog owner has officially been advised of the coming consequences, if this is to happen AGAIN. I hear you… The paw prints were located…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last Sale-a-Bration call

    One last try… Today, is the last chance to sign up and get all the EXTRAS!! DSP pack FREE Mini trimmer FREE Lastly, Stamp set of your choice, FREE. Do you have a want list?? How long is it?? Be honest, really!! This is the perfect way to get things from your list at a discount. How about a way to earn some extra money?? Yes, please! I can certainly help you with all of the above. Want a team of your own?? You can do that too! Joining my growing team benefits you in several ways. Supportive, encouraging and giving to all its members. We want to grow and…

  • Craft Room

    Two last from the bits and pieces container…

    What is the count?? I will have to go back and look… but let’s start here… The ribbon and retired die cut was in the container. First I layered the Crushed Curry die cut on Daffodil Delight. How did I get it to match up?? I went old school… That is correct, I traced it with a pencil. However not just some fancy pencil. The ones that you actually have to sharpen. haha certain to be careful and get every little curve. Grabbed the scissors and FUSSY CUT! Secondly, this one used the piece that was NOT picked on Coffee and Cards. Along with the little scrap left over from…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    3/28 Coffee and Cards Happy Birthday Trevor…

    Happy Birthday, Trevor. I never got to finish my story that I kinda started this morning of Coffee and Cards. Did you miss the live?? Check the replay over on YouTube. You can also check it out on Facebook too. Here is how the story started… Trevor and I we out to the woods, maybe camping?? Anyway, I did remember coffee but no cups.. Trevor made the cups out of wood, Thankfully!! I did remember the candy to put in the treat that I made too. Cheers to you for your birthday, love you! I want to take a second to talk about the measurements on this adorable treat holder.…

  • Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    Springtime Impressions for a Challenge and Team swap

    New learning curve… We are all trying to navigate in new ways. Last night was our Team meeting and due to the current “situation” we… All learned how to do it via Zoom. In addition to that we had a beautiful guest. It was very exciting for me to have the opportunity to invite Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!. Certainly a fun surprise for my team! We were honored to have her join us and pass on some great information. Also thank you for all the help! Anyway… Creating this beautiful set has a three fold purpose. One was for my team swap and really, who couldn’t use a healing…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    5 Days, 4 days and My Wonderful Family

    You only have 5 days left… Have you checked out the third release?? It is all stuff from the annual catalog. I have a couple things picked out already!! The Red Rhinestones are just one thing. In addition to those the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, yes, please! What do you still have on your list?? Contact me I am sure I can help you find SOMETHING!! Only 4 days left… Check your emails… I sent out a special email on Wednesday talking about this up coming “Class”. If you need more information please contact me! This is just a little sneak peak at what the April kit will be all…

  • Challenges,  Craft Room

    More from the bits and pieces

    Believe it or not… Here is more cards from all those bits and pieces… However, I am getting down to the parts that do not want to go together. I am thinking that that there are only two or three more. We will see tomorrow. Ohhh, yes I did!! I know you can see that shimmer on that Poppy. The shimmer paint spritzer, of course. No NO need for an intervention. I promise!! Similarly, did you notice the “ribbon stack” used for a background?? How?? VersaMark added to any color cardstock, picks up the color! Note: that blue twine… Left over from our science experiments. Died Ribbon Looking for your…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards

    Thank You for joining me today! How surprised were you this morning?? Happy to get my text message?? I sure hope so! With the uncertainty going on, I hope that a small creative outlet helped you today!! Additionally thank you for helping me chip away at my bits and pieces container. DANG!! Surprised?? You know how it is, once you get started. Ohhh, the ideas I had… Nine in total. The cards in the top picture were entirely of scrap pieces, with only ONE exception. The vellum under the butterflies. OHHH you know I love to break the rules! How about a couple close ups.. Why did I save these…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Ducks and Ducks, a Treasure and Cleaning

    Ducks are back! Soooo excited, because this was day 4. These were taken on Sunday morning. There are 8 couples. Three Wood Duck couples and One Mallard set. Joe and I are beyond excited!! We decided that we are going to make duck nesting boxes. However, maybe not for this year. Really not super excited to go out to a store right now. Boy ohhh, boy we need a barn! Why?? So that we can have a space to have a stash of supplies for times like these. Right?? Joe has been spending some time in the basement to find this treasure. Do you know what it is?? Did you…

  • Retreat

    Winners from the 2020 Spring Retreat

    Prizes…..? Yes, there were prizes!! 4 different opportunities for being a Prize winner! All were fabulous, but the toilet paper was the funniest and most talked about one in the group. What else was there to win… #3 was Whisper White Thick cardstock, Holiday rhinestones and the Flowering Foils DSP. #2 was Subtles cardstock pack, Sending You Thoughts stamp set and So Very Vellum DSP. #1 was Foil DSP, Poppy Parade cardstock and Stampin Blends, Whisper White Bakers twine, Little Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Dies. Who Won? So much more to share, but I am going to make you wait… until Wednesday, sorry! Well, kinda, haha. Hugs and Have…

  • Retreat

    Are you joining me??

    The craft room is looking like the paper isle at the grocery store. This is round two for transporting stuff for the retreat. It’s a small group no worries! I am soo excited to show you what you missed out on!! I hope that you will be able, well that’s we will be able to enjoy the fall retreat. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!