• Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies Here we are another week gone from May. There is so much to do and SO much that still needs to be done. Joe has been home and you know how that goes… distractions and laughs. Yes, laughs… because of all the silly things that have happened. Rain and more Rain add in a little travel. I am bummed because I forgot to get a photo of the amazing orange iris that started to bloom on Friday. I forgot about that color!! And she is a beauty. However, this above photo was AMAZING!! I heard the bee. Although I could not see it. It was…

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Sending Smiles Easel Calendar and Post its.

    Sending Smiles Easel Calendar Ohhhh, I did this one for the 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts, Sending Smiles Easel Calendar and Post it note holder. I thought it would be fun to share here too. Using the Glorious Gingham DSP Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green cardstock colors. I hope that you could find this nice enough to put on your desk. Easy to create with a regular cardbase, desktop calendar and 3 x 3 post it notes. I might add that this could be made in several different colors. What is your favorite color?? Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Lazy days new Bird and a peek at changes

    Lazy Days new Bird Mr Bigglesworth wanted to share the Lazy Days new Bird and a peek at changes. He found some sunshine and enjoyed a long nap. He was passed out and did not budge when I took the photo. Can I just add that this was the theme this weekend… laying in the sunshine. Thankfully there are plenty of sunny spots for ALL of the kitties. I wanted to also share a new friend at the feeder this week too. He is soo handsome. This is the first Northern Flicker that I have seen. Kinda excited to see if it stays or is just passing through… fingers crossed…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Layering Leaves For You Basket from YT

    Layering Leaves For You Basket There are only a few more days until Valentine’s Day. I love this Layering Leaves For You Basket over on YouTube. When I say this one is Super EASY!! I mean it. Cardstock, Scoring and the Perfect sentiment. You could add the ribbon handle. However, you do not need too. Did I tell you yet, how HUGE this thing is?? NOoo? Well, this photo has 6 fun size bags of M & M’s, conversation hearts and Reeses Peanut Butter cups. Ohh wait, there is still room for other goodies, gift cards OR a small gift (hint hint, jewelry would fit!!) In keeping with the Valentines…

  • 3D Thursday

    Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday from Sherri

    Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday This week it is Sherri’s turn. She has a Watercolor Melon 3D Thursday Bag topper for us. Have you gotten the FREE Watercolor Melon stamp set? You can get it or several other items FREE with every $50 purchase. Check out this little cutie!! I need to ask Sherri where she found these candies. Have you seen anything like this before. How cute AND I bet they are super yummy too!! I know that the sentiment is from the Share a Milkshake stamp set. I have to say though that I really LOVE the little ‘ruffle’ under the cardstock/DSP layers. Great way to use up some…

  • Technique,  YouTube video

    Antiqued Love card Perennial Lavender

    Antiqued Love card Perennial This one is a favorite for me… The Antiqued Love card Perennial Lavender DSP and Quiet Meadow stamps and dies to create it. I wanted to use the Quiet Meadow for the splatter and text stamps. As you can see by the above photo I used them in several spots. I like the similarity of the dies also. At the time I created this card the dies were on back order. Do not forget to grab your Crumb Cake dauber. You will need it in several spots. NOTE, There are actually three different pieces from the Perennial Lavender DSP. One – the gingham, Two – the…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Dehydrating and dinner made quickly.

    More Dehydrating and dinner made Another quiet week. Thankful to have seen the sunshine though. Today I am sharing More Dehydrating and dinner made quickly. Joe and I were talking the other day… So I wanted to see what croutons in the dehydrator would be like. I used Olive Oil and a few herbs for flavor. I am happy to report that the croutons turned out perfectly, as far as crunch. However they need more herbs next time. I can fit a regular sized loaf a bread with plenty of room to spare. I bit of tweaking and it will work out perfectly. Now to work on this batch of…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    February Special EVERY $50 you purchase

    February Special EVERY $50 you I am very excited to share with you the February Special EVERY $50 you purchase. Yes, when you make a $50 purchase this month, take advantage of Sale-a-Bration to get your FREEBIES. You will also get a FREE class on me. Above is your peek at the two cards and you will get the parts and pieces for 2 of each, plus envelopes too. Now, this can be coordination with getting Girls Night cards too. Meaning, that when you make a $50 purchase you will get 8 cards total. How do you participate?? Use the link below, place your order, email (or text/call) me and…

  • 3D Thursday,  Uncategorized

    3D Thursday Darla Ice Cream Swirl Gift Card

    3D Thursday Darla Ice Cream Here we go again… It is Thursday, 3D Thursday Darla Ice Cream Gift Card Holder. And wait until you see how she puts this one together!! I am sure you are going to want this one!! Sure looks innocent enough, right?? I love the sprinkles. What a great addition. Did you miss this bundle?? The Ice Cream Swirl bundle is a creamy yummy bundle. Let’s not forget the Sale-a-Bration embossing folder included with the Softly Sophisticated stamp set. Which is FREE with a $100 purchase. Here is where the party begins. I love the mix of papers used here. How fun would it be to…

  • Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    PP Possibilities Lovely Lavender Blog Hop

    PP Possibilities Lovely Lavender Blog Welcome to the PP Possibilities Lovely Lavender Blog Hop. I know we have a bunch of stops and we are excited to share some fun, creativity and ideas with you. So lets jump right in… Using all the parts from the kit. The only thing I added was a little piece of Basic White and the I Love You sentiment on the right. Which is from the Country Bouquet stamp set. Using a 1/8 circle punch adding two holes to each piece. The two ends are one of the cardbases. The two ‘tags’ are next. The center is one of the sentiment pieces. I am…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Classes Last Call and more, Color Coach too.

    Classes Last Call and more Starting off the Classes Last Call and more with the January 2024 Ding Dong Ditch. This classes is online only, via mail or pickup. Here are the basics… You get 1/2 pack of the Naturally Gilded Speciality Paper, second row on the left, One yard of each of the 22-24 Metallic ribbon. This is all for $17 (shipping extra). The added on is the AWESOME Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder/Dies. There is a second Add on of extra cardstock, for $4. Reach out with ANY questions!! This Friday night is Girls Night. Have you joined the Birthday Club yet?? Here is how it all works.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Snuggles Lovin Treasures and Construction

    Snuggles Lovin Treasures and Construction It has been a super quiet week here on the Homestead. Not much really to tell. Here are a few that the kitties wanted me to share. Junior has been VERY needy. Goes from Joe’s lap to mine and back. I can not get a thing done with him this needy. Violet (left) wanted to pop in an say hello. She almost missed out though. She did not want to look at the camera. Finally got one of her beautiful face. She is soo cute!! Wayne (middle)did not want to get his picture taken… so he decided to hide in the drawer. I do NOT…

  • YouTube video

    Two Bee Mine Valentines from YouTube

    Two Bee Mine Valentines Starting the weekend off with some fun Valentine ideas. Two Bee Mine Valentines to be more specific. Both were from YouTube videos so you will find them pretty easily. Starting off with this cute card. Once upon a time we had stamps and dies that would create a Polaroid photo. I started a new thing this year on the first Saturday of each month we would do a ‘Then and Now’ for coffee and cards. Trust me when I tell you that these were some oldies dated back to 2009 and 2010. This idea was kinda recreated from my memory a card that I made back…

  • 3D Thursday

    Pop Can for 3D Thursday from Twila

    Pop Can for 3D Thursday How did I not know about this… Twila how is it that we have become friends and you did not tell me about these cute Pop Cans?? You guys are going to love this!!! Did you know that you could purchase can blanks?? That have a pop top?? I sure did not. I am loving this though… Using the Most Adorned DSP from Sale-a-Bration and some super cute other things too. Note how the can is ‘closed”. Well apparently Twila was able to put some fun things inside before decorating it… Love all the kisses and the Valentine Gnome too. These would be super fun…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    February Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin

    February Sweet Springtime Paper The February Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin is sure to be a must have. There are 3 different ‘projects’. I know there are cards and some other things. Are you excited for spring?? I bet this is going to help you out with that!! Here are the colors that are involved… in case you want to get some coordinating Cardstock ahead of time… Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake. Will you be wanting a Sweet Springtime box of your own?? Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Valentine’s Day Gift Set Class locally

    Valentine’s Day Gift Set The bees are soo stinkin’ cute!! I wanted to share the information on a Valentine’s Day Gift Set Class that I am doing. I teamed up with Elephants Trunk in Plymouth, IN and will have two days to pick from, Monday, Jan 29th at 1pm or Thursday, Feb 1 at 5:30pm. I was super excited to not only team up with a local business. But also support a local business myself. Please reach out if you are able to join us for this fun event. The cost is $10 and we are SURE to have a ton of fun!! Plus you might find a new place…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Weather planting and kitty updates Helpers?

    Weather planting and kitty updates Two Saturdays of crazy weather here… Weather planing and kitty update or helpers?? Yes, we finally have enough snow to cover the brown grass. We have had some CRAZY wind to go along with the snow. However, I could have done without the below zero temps. The chickens especially were not happy being ‘cooped’ up. Why?? Well, when the regular temperatures go below zero I lock up the poor chickens in the coop. The wind chills were in the -20’s and lower. I have had chickens with frost bite before, not good! My new violet apparently likes it’s new home. I took the photo on…

  • 3D Thursday

    Sweeter with You 3D Thursday Pull up Treat.

    Sweeter with You 3D Thursday Today is my turn, wooohooo. Sweeter with You 3D Thursday Pull up Treat. I promise it is an easy one and I also promise that you can use this for more then Valentine’s Day! This is similar to the Hot chocolate ‘box’ that we did for Christmas. There is of course a size difference. However, the concept is the same. You have a wrapper, ribbon and hole punch. Of course the fun part though is the decorating!! I wanted to do a different color for this so I grabbed the Delightfully Eclectic DSP pack. I love the Pretty Peacock with the white and pink hearts.…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    January 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Information

    January 2024 Ding Dong Ditch The January 2023 Ding Dong Ditch information is a good one, for sure!! To start off, this foil is called Naturally Gilded. It is Silver, Gold and Copper foil on white and vanilla. It features all the 2022-2024 In-Color Metallic Ribbon too. You will get 2 yards of all five colors. And YES, I used them all. Plus of course 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. There are four different card ideas, plus several extra sentiment pieces. That is the add on that is available. The Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing folder and dies. How do you get your class packed?? Here are…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Baking Dehydrating Organizing Snow is here

    Baking Dehydrating Organizing Snow FINALLY, yes that is right, finally we have snow. What do you do when you are stuck inside due to weather. For me Baking Dehydrating Organizing Snow is here. Starting off with baking… This Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake was first on the list. It was seriously the best way to start the day after all. Next up was Apple chips in the dehydrator. I was a little disappointed with the bag of apples that I picked up. However, I was VERY happy with how they turned out. Thinly sliced and adding a bit of cinnamon on top. After 7 plus hours they turned out super yummy!!…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2024 Schedule Have You Printed yours yet?

    2024 Schedule Have You Printed Guys, I am sorry I know that the emails have been messed up. I am working on fixing it. That is why I am asking… 2024 Schedule Have You Printed yours yet?? This is EVERYTHING (fringers crossed) for the next year. All my things that I have planned so far. Keep in mind that life happens and there may be a change or two. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin

    Sweet Springtime February Paper Ohh, do you see that baby bunny and chick?? The Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin peek. Why get excited?? Well, spring is getting closer!! Plus, Paper Pumpkin is a great gift!! Plus when you take advantage of the prepaid subscriptions right now you can get FREE stuff from Sale-a-Bration!! Contact me if you have ANY questions or… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherris Bee Mine Beehive box 3D Thursday

    Sherris Bee Mine Beehive Ohhh this is one I have been looking for… You guys seriously!! I can not wait to sit down and make this one. Sherris Bee Mine Beehive box is soo cute and perfect for the Bee Mine Suite!! That little beehive is going to be fun to figure out. You will want to be sure to head on over to the 3D Thursday FB page and leave some love and get your FREE Tutorial!! I have done a few things with this suite already and can honestly say that YOU NEED this one. It is not just for Valentine’s Day. This DSP is perfect for Spring.…

  • YouTube video

    2 page Christmas Scrapbook idea with video

    2 page Christmas Scrapbook idea I am kinda excited about todays idea. Did you know that I have been doing a few videos on my YouTube channel that have to do with Scrapbooking?? This 2 page Christmas Scrapbook idea may be just what you need to inspire you. I take you through step by step on how to create this idea. The ‘Patchwork” parts and why. Keep in mind that this could include ANY colors and it could be for any them. The ‘Patchwork” is in my traditional Real Red and Garden Green. However, I think this could be Super fun in pinks or blues. What would you use?? This…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty laziness.

    Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty Ohhh, the collection of new seed catalogs has been arriving. This week I have Seed Planning a Plant and Kitty. There are catalogs that I have gotten from before and a few new ones. I look forward to planning what I need and what new things we want to try!! Joe and I have been talking about the garden. Well the veggie garden that is. You know that I will always plan flowers. But letting the garden rest last year I am looking forward to seeing what we can get in this spring. Kinda along the same lines… I received this ‘variegated’ violet today.…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  YouTube video

    Sale-a-Bration Flight & Airy Freebie paper.

    Sale-a-Bration Flight & Airy Freebie I can not tell you how much fun you are going to have with this Sale-a-Bration Flight & Airy Freebie paper. How happy and spring like it is. All the colors are bright and cheerful. I know that my friend Paula is looking forward to getting this paper. The Flight and Airy DSP is a must have for all your spring cards! Adding in the Cloud Punch and Bakers Twine Essentials pack. I can say that the fussy cutting was super easy and worth it. The bird is super easy and a must have. However, the sentiments are from the Perennial Postage bundle which is…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas Adoring Hearts for 3D Thursday FREE

    Darlas Adoring Hearts for 3D Thursday It is that time again. Darlas Adorning Hearts for 3D Thursday. You guys this one is sooo cute. It uses some of the NEW available TODAY Sale-a-Bration DSP. Take a look… See what I mean… Soooo Stinkin’ Cute!! Guys, You know how I love me a Hybrid Embossing Folder. That heart is just that!! I can not wait until my DSP get here… I also love how 4 little nuggets fits inside. And you know that Darla did NOT forget to put some of that cute DSP around them. Keep in mind that AS ALWAYS this could be for so much more then Valentine’s…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Visitors Snow and even more Visitors

    Visitors Snow and even more Visitors What a super fun week I had!! Friends were off of work and decided to come for a visit. Plus even more with Visitors Snow and even more Visitors. Kendras visit started off my week. Holy Cow she surprised me. We had talked and figured some time during the week. However, the 830 am phone call saying she was on her way was even more awesome. We talked crafting, gardening and of course all sorts of other things. I was so happy to have her. I can not wait until next time!! We had a light dusting of snow on Sunday. And trust me…