• Challenges,  Team Meeting

    November Team Swap

    The Challenge this month was to create your swap (at least 6) from a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I even gave them the piece (yes, they got to pick from a pack.) Sounds easy?? I challenge you to try it… and post on the my Facebook. I look forward to seeing what YOU come up with and How about a prize?? You bet and 3 pack of cards w/envies. You submission needs to be under the Challenge post. Here was my dilemma, ribbon or no ribbon?? What do you think?? Left has ribbon, right does not. So what did I do, I did three of each. Items used…

  • Fairs / Events,  Simple Stamping

    2019 Onstage Swap

    You guys know how much I love this stamp set… Dandelion Wishes (146747) from the annual catalog. I have done swaps a few times with this set. I do have to say this one is so simple and pretty! Your supply list: Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set 2 1/4 inch Circle punch (143720) Early Espresso Ink (147114) Linen Thread (104199) Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237) Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953) Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) Aqua painter (103954) Wondering where the Shimmer paint is?? The center of this dandelion. I use the Aqua painter for more control of where the paint goes and that way I can add a good dollop right in…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    2019 Online Extravaganza

    That is your link to the complete list. Here is the basic information 15% off SELECT ink pads 15% off SELECT cardstock 5% off SELECT Bundles (already 10% discount) Please use the Host Code ====>>>>> Have questions let me know… This goes only until Friday 11/22. Get your supply of cardstock and fill in your ink pads!! Hugs and Have a GREAT Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    11/18 Tidbits..

    Sooo, last Thursday… I went out to my favorite hair salon and did it. Had Jen do a somewhat drastic cut. She was hesitant but after I told her that I have been seriously thinking about it and had an idea. YUP, she chopped it. My neck is a little cooler, and I have enjoyed the sassy parts too! WOOOHOOO! I have spoken about Cracker Barrel before… and we ALWAYS go there. The charm was picked up and I will share that one later in the week. But these are a few highlights of the things we found while window shopping!! I know that I need the one on the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Nov 2019 OnStage Recap

    Here is how Saturday started… Found a table, set out the gifts for each of my Team. Yes, I made each item just for that person!! See the mini pizza box on the right?? Yup, I had a first OnStage attendee. That is where my team earns the “Inky Whisper Sisters” block. Yes, you have seen it… check the last project facebook live. Guess who sat here?? hahaha All registered and in our seats… Let’s get started!! Wish the WHOLE team was here! Fingers crossed next time! PRIZE PATROL!! We each received a second Stamp Set! All different and Paula’s was that she received two, and she had to make…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    What is a PDF?

    How cute is this one?? Have you watched a video and said, “Hey, I want to do that!!” Of course, and a PDF is how we do it. A PDF or Tutorial is a list of supplies and instructions to make the one project or card. I have shared before that I am part of a Tutorial Team. My customers benefit from this also. Offering this Tutorial bundle of cards/projects to a customer that places a $40 product order. Here is this months sneak peak. In addition to a theme each month. Each of the 16 Tutorials has a FULL list of supplies and step by step instructions. Not limited…

  • Craft Room

    Pen Pals

    I was so excited and honored to receive this beautiful card. This is from Wendy, she lives in Australia. We met last year in Orlando, Florida. You guessed it through Stampin’ Up! It has been a year since I have seen her, but this is how we keep in touch. Thankful for my friend! I am especially thankful that Stampin’ Up has these amazing events to meet all of these WONDERFUL people in person. Social Media is awesome, and a great way to touch base. However, getting time to chat and craft together. AMAZING!! Want to find out more about what is going on this weekend?? Check Facebook and Instagram…

  • Fairs / Events

    On The Road

    I am soooo excited!! Today, Friday, we will be heading to Lansing Michigan for a get together with 1300 of my Stampin’ Sisters. However, you can have some fun while I am gone too! Use the Host code and you get even MORE…. a FREE gift (hint: bling), ALL orders get the PDF bundle (instructions for 16 holiday projects) A FREE kit for an extra project! Reminder the holidays are near and I can help with the perfect gift!! Paper Pumpkin is an amazing gift! A prepaid subscription for one month, three months, six months and 12 months ahead. These are also included. I am sorry you won’t be there…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Time is running out!

    Have you picked your card or cards yet?? Need a reminder? click the photo for the page with all the pricing and links to all the photos. Have questions?? Comment below or email me. I am excited to offer this as a class to go! What does that mean?? It means that I send you all the parts pre-cut. You can use a stamp that you have or add on the stamps to match. Shipping is $8 priority mail including tracking. If you get the Ultimate add-on you get ALL the supplies you will need AND instructions. Supplies come direct to you instructions will be emailed. I look forward to…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Come to Gather fun fold

    One of my usual groups loves a simple card with a touch of fun. How did I do?? Using the Stamparatus (146276) and a Maple leaf. Remember the idea from last week using the Timeless label punch (149516)? I love how if fits more sentiments now! In addition to that punch idea, how about a SIMPLE fun fold. Take out your new Trimmer (152392) and your favorite 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock. Long at the top and score at 3/4 of an inch and then again at 6 1/4. DONE! Just remember to only put adhesive on that folded over section. Here is a fun fact, use Tear…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More for Fall, but Mother Nature had other ideas…

    Remember the post several weeks back when I was using the miter saw? This is one of the new additions to my decor. I look forward to changing it with all the seasons. However, Mother Nature is having other ideas… Today, the cold front and snow arrived. Happy it was today rather then later this week!! The Homestead has several trees that are still Green. This one is the Cleveland Pear, and I am sure that it will change color now. Even the poor Turkeys were scratching for food. Meanwhile, White Sox is on antibiotics and this was at the vet. Not happy to be there, can you imagine?? Poor…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coloring

    Swaps, coloring and more…

    Have you seen the Hoot Hoot Hooray (149352) stamp set? I have been working on some coloring with this set. Yes, with the Stampin’ Blends! Still a ton more to do! Sorry I can not share just yet! I am excited just a few more days and we leave for OnStage. What is OnStage you ask?? Stampin’ Up! has several events each year and off to Lansing for this next one! I would love to have you join me for the next one!! How?? Join my team and let the crafty fun begin!! The bonus is that the events are full of SOO MUCH energy! The anticipation is starting to…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Itty Bitty Birthday for a Challenge

    More birthday cards for my stash! Hey, let’s think about this for a minute… 365 days in a year. Yup, I will be making 365 plus cards, but most importantly SENDING them! ANYWAY, The Global Design Project has a fun sketch this week. Using this sketch for my two new birthday cards. Coffee and Cards was exciting this morning, because one of my brothers stopped in. I am grateful for his help. He is the one that downloads my FB lives for me. Thank you Brad! Check out the live! In addition to adding the leaves, you see that there is a knot on the sentiment. But let’s talk DSP.…

  • Happy Birthday

    Perennial Essence for a Birthday.

    Have you started setting goals for the upcoming year?? I have been working on a few things… Sending birthday cards! To all of my friends and family. So if I do not have your birthday and address information. Focusing on getting information out to my customers in a more timely fashion. (i.e. class schedules, events and even sales) Ask me about events in January… The schedule is in print. Helping more folks find a hobby/craft! I KNEW that I was not crafty, BUT ohhh was I wrong! I would love to help you and Stampin’ Up! helps to make it even easier! And as ALWAYS get more organized!! Phew, this…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Come to Gather for Thanksgiving.

    YES, you still have time to get these items!! Do you remember the Making Party sneak peak I gave a while ago?? This one is a different take on the one with the Harvest Hellos pumpkin. Do you do fancy for Thanksgiving?? In our BIG family (like 25-30) we do buffet for food set up, but we do gather at the table, well several! I need to talk with my sister so that maybe I can make these, for the adults anyway. A video is always fun, right?? Here is what you will need in case the numbers go by too fast in the video.. Gather Together Bundle – 153036…

  • Craft Room

    Ordered recently??

    If you have ordered recently, then I have your orders here. Some from the Flash Sale, the last In-Color Club and YES, the Christmas Countdown Kits have arrived!! I will be contacting you about arranging pickups and/or drop offs. However, if you want/need to visit, I am here in the crafty room lonely!! With the Winter Sampler this weekend, I know that some of you will be here for that, I will have your items waiting for you. Happy Thursday!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Did you know…

    That as of November 1 that you can now order the NEW and AMAZING trimmer (152392)?? You can add this with any order online using the Host Code ====>>>> Or in person TODAY! This amazing Suite just arrived on the 1st too. BUT this one is a while supplies last! Hurry and get amazing group of products! The suite bundle (153947) Stamps, Dies, DSP embellishments, ribbon and a Bracelet. All for $112.50. I am sure you are drooling over the samples! You still have time to get this AND make Christmas Cards!! As always ANY questions contact me! Need help putting in your first order, I can help make sure…

  • Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    Closets, Fairs and Fall

    Last week started kinda slow, but with Joe’s long weekend coming up and moving day creeping in I hope. The closet was all my job. I had the task of figuring out how to put it back. The old way just did not make sense to me! However, I did not want to purchase too much more! Adding one and moving the line of shelves what my first attempt. Making more for dresses and another place to pile things. Ta-DUH!! Joe and I picked up blinds, curtains, new small lamps and even new curtain rods. Although we still need to get trim. With the cooler weather here there are a…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Challenge GDP#213 To Every Season

    Hummm, Can you tell what the challenge is this week?? haha. You got it, a color challenge. Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate is the combination. I could have easily went with a Christmas card, but… Nope, you know me, I like to make a challenge a true challenge. Although Fall really was not a huge stretch either. I was even thinking of doing a sympathy card but not with Lovely Lipstick. I guess I am old school, no red for sympathy. Have you gotten the To Every Season (150531)?? Not yet?? why not? This stamp set is a Bundle (153051) too!! I am loving the little punches. That…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #6 Birds of a Feather

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses the Birds of a Feather stamp set (150571). Add a couple punches and do some coloring… PERFECT!! Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Birds of a Feather 2″ Circle punch Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler cardstock Daffodil Delight cardstock Memento ink 2 1/4 Circle punch Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends All that together for a total of $111.51 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $25 Add on #2 Stamp set and 2 “Circle punch ($5 off Class fee) However, order the Stamparatus…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #5 Peaceful Boughs

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle (153033). The extra Square cut from Stitched Shapes die (145372). And the sparkle comes from the Metallic-Edge Ribbon- Silver (144213). Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Peaceful Boughs stamp set Beautiful Boughs dies Metallic-Edge Ribbon Thick Whisper White cardstock Shaded Spruce cardstock Shaded Spruce ink Stitched Shapes dies All that together for a total of $127.80 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $27 Add on #2 Stamp set, dies and ribbon $69 ($5 off Class fee) However, order the Stamparatus…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #4 Christmas Gleaming

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (153006). A few Red Rhinestone Accents (146924) and the Reversible Ribbon (149496). Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Christmas Gleaming stamp set Gleaming Ornaments punch pack Reversible Ribbon Thick Very Vanilla cardstock Crumb Cake cardstock Old Olive ink Early Espresso ink Cherry Cobbler light Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin Blends Champagne Shimmer paint Red Rhinestones All that together for a total of $138.21 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp and Punches $58 Add on #2 Stamp set, punches…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    #3 Toile Christmas

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) then add a simple Linen Thread (104199) Bow. The Rhinestones (144220) only add to the shimmer of the Wink of Stella (141897) that was used to color the cardinal. Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Toile Christmas stamp set Christmas Cardinal Dies Linen Thread Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler ink Crumb Cake ink Wink of Stella Rhinestones All that together for a total of $118.73 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $28 Add on #2 Stamp…

  • Home Decor,  Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Boughs Winter Sampler

    Here is your reminder that Sign up ends for this beautiful home decor item on Friday, November 1 (fee due also). Here is what you get for your $30 PDF instructions 1/2 Pack of Toile Tidings DSP Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots Linen Thread You can add on The Peaceful Boughs Bundle for an additional $61. If you need a new picture frame that will be an additional $10. Wanting this as a class to go, your only extra is shipping. Are you looking for just the PDF instructions? $15. I look forward to seeing how your versions turn out!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A floor, more color and shhh

    Finally nearing the end of this remodel journey… a temporary floor has been glued down. Yes, it is dusty, but Swiffer to the rescue. The kitties have been enjoying the sunlight in here. If you look VERY close you can see a dark green bouncy ball in the far end of the floor (kitty toy). Joe, wants to move back in this next week. Fingers crossed because the closet needs to be put back in, new blinds on the windows and trim. I will keep you posted!! haha Remember last weeks tree?? This Sugar Maple is just enjoying the change and so are we!! The temperature is going to shift…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wonderfully Wicked for a Challenge

    This week’s Global Design Project is a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Manuela’s card uses stars. But the spiders were too cute not to use. Did you know that you could add more sparkle to the Shimmery Crystal Effects (150892)? Yes, you can with the Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds (133751). Apply when still wet and let dry. I can tell you that you will not miss that SHINY spider… I hear you asking… how did I get the “WICKED” colors like that… You will need Thick Whisper White cardstock (140272), Highland Heather Ink pad (147103) and Granny Apple Green Ink pad (147095). Also, you will want to put something under…

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

    10/26 Coffee and Cards Monster Bash Style

    Wasn’t Coffee and Cards fun today?? Did you miss out on how to make these cuties?? Well you only need a few things…. Monster Bash (150447) DSP, Wonderfully Wicked (b-153041 s-150547), Everyday Label (144668) punch and ribbon of you choice. Now all decorated and ready for goodies… From left to right.. That was the “bag” from the video that still needed decoration. The middle, our work of art. Lastly, the other half left over. All a little different but all ready for giving. I have a few special ghouls that will be getting these, now to make a few more… Thank you for helping and I enjoying our time together,…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    #2 Rooted in Nature

    Here is the second of 6 for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. This card uses the Evergreens in the Rooted in Nature (148217) after that add in Magnolia Lane Combo ribbon(149485). The “Merry Christmas” is from the Perfectly Plaid (b-151143) Stamp set. Here is the Ultimate Add On will work: Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Nature’s Roots Dies Magnolia Lane Combo Ribbon Crumb Cake cardstock Mossy Meadow cardstock Very Vanilla Cardstock Mossy Meadow Ink All together for a total of $135.91 and the camp is no charge. Add on #1 is Stamp set $49 Add on #2 is Stamp set and dies $95 (45 off class fee) However, order the Stamparatus ($57.67)…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #1 Perfectly Plaid

    Here is the first of 6 for the 2019 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. This Card uses all parts from the Perfectly Plaid Bundle (151143) then add in the Wrapped in Plaid DSP (149596). With this choice it includes a 1/2 pack of the DSP. So, NO not all of your cards will be EXACTLY the same. Here is how the Ultimate Add on will work… Perfectly Plaid Bundle Wrapped in Plaid DSP Night of Navy cardstock Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Night of Navy Ink Metallic Pearls All that together for a total of $94.91 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp and Punch only is $37 Add…