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  • Hamscher Homestead

    Hoping everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving, we sure did…

    Hoping everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving. Can you say yum?? I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and of course pies! Join me tomorrow on the Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club. Yes, that is over on Facebook… I am excited to play with this months kit. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Happy Black Friday, don’t forget about this specials!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you I know with everything going on around us. This Thanksgiving may not look like years past. I know mine sure will not. Joe and I will be home just the two of us. We decided that we will have all the fixings. I will miss all of my siblings. The new babies. My parents too. Uugghh, it will not be the same. Kids running around, laughter and Christmas Vacation. What traditions do you and your family have? Traditions, silly or fun?? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of out family traditions. No matter that we can pretty much recite the whole movie. We watch it every…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Prizes,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Merry and Bright Extended, plus ordering specials.

    Merry and Bright extended… Holy Cow, have you heard?? The Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza has been extended one more day! We’re you sad because you thought you missed out? You are one lucky duck! Remember that the sale is 10% off most items in the annual catalog… check this post for the excluded items. Ready to hear about this weekends specials? Yes, I am offering a few ordering specials. These specials go from November 25 through end of day December 1. All you need to do is order from your list and get some goodies. OR join us for our Paper Pumpkin fun. I am excited to be able…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza

    Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza Ohhh I am excited to talk with you about the Merry and Bright Online Extravaganza! Soo here is what you need to know…. All day on Tuesday, November 24. 10% off most items in he annual catalog. I say most because it was easier to list what is NOT on sale! Yup, that many things…. This is the EXCLUDED list… be sure to have your Christmas wish list at the ready us the host code if your order is under $150. Thank you! Ohhh one last thing… did you know that if you want to join my team on this day you get the 10%…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    November Mystery Card Night

    November Mystery Card Night Due to some unforeseen circumstances I will NEED to reschedule this weeks event to next week. I am excited to spend this time with you! Please join me Friday, November 20 at 7pm central over in the Mystery Card Night group. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    December Sneak, October Alternatives.

    December Sneak, October Alternatives. Here is the December Sneak, October Alternatives and a few ideas. What do you see?? I see cupcakes and a super cute bear. Also, I know the following… Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes. Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm) Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White Are you wondering what sentiments will be included?? I sure am. My guess is at least a Happy Birthday. How about you? Share in the comments. October Alternatives. First the photo on…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    When you have a sunroof and a nice day…

    When you have a sunroof AND a beautiful day, you take advantage, right?! Sorry guys, it was a crazy couple of days, lots of travel and “classes”. With all that being said, I took the day off! Join back tomorrow for all the fun stuff going on around this CRAZY house. I look forward to having you join me! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Cards – Sunflowers

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Look Familiar?? 2020 World Cardmaking Day, Was just a great day to make sunflowers. You can catch the live over on YouTube here. These fall colors and simple layout just make me happy. You?? However, you will notice, that the one on the right has a slightly larger border. Did you notice?? Which do you like?? I love how the cardbase brings out the flower color. Are you curious about the colors?? Cajun Craze and Bumblebee are the perfect fall colors. Plus, they are the perfect sunflower colors. I would like to talk about sentiment for a minute. I personally needed Thank You cards, but with…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Forgotten Culver Card – Sunflowers

    Forgotten Culver Card I have no idea how I forgot to share this one. Check the first card, Mum here and the second, Tasteful Layers here. However, the forgotten Culver card, has just a little coloring for the Sunflower centers with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. Here is the more neutral card. Yes, still birthday, but I would send this one to my Dad. He would be happy with it. The Bumblebee ink creates the perfect color for the sunny Sunflower petals. The girls that come to my facebook live have been reminding me to stamp the insides. Well, here you go!! Adding three of the small sunflowers to…

  • 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…