• Technique

    Thank You Kindest Gnomes with watercolor!

    Thank You Kindest Gnomes Here we are on a Friday night and September is almost over. Thank You Kindest Gnomes can be used for any season. I am soo ready for fall. I was looking at all my fall decorations today. Do you decorate for the seasons or holidays? With that being said I love this mushroom for sooo many things. I did a watercolor, no line watercolor technique. Have you tried that? I was taught by amazingly talented friend, Gina. When I grow up I hope to be as talented as she is with this technique. I added the Fern 3D embossing folder along with a dauber. I used…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    New Weekly Deals for You, last week!

    New Weekly Deals for You This is the last week. New Weekly Deals for you and there are 14. Going out with a bang, I would say! Wanna hear what they are? Ohhh, I know that you do. Festive Foils Iridescent Trim Abigail Rose Poster Heart Pearls Sweet Sorbet Metallic ribbon Evening Evergreen Windowpane ribbon Sparkle & Shine Sequins Loose Flowers Flourishes Soft Succulent ribbon Polished Pink ribbon Gilded Leafing Pastel Pearls Black Matte Dots Gold Shimmer ribbon Copper Foil Phew, I do not know about you but I have a few things in my list. Let me know, because I can add one or all of these items to…

  • 3D Thursday

    3D Thursday Sarah starts with a spooky idea.

    3D Thursday Sarah starts I am so excited to be be back with these amazing crafters that make up 3D Thursday Sarah starts us off with a spooky idea. If you love 3D ideas then you will want to get this FREE tutorial so that you can make this too. Thank you Sarah for this super fun idea!! This is perfect for a shelf, tiered tray or table top decoration. Adding in a LED tea light to the inside and you will get this soft glow all season. Is it bad for me to say that I missed the Pretty Birds Bundle in the annual catalog?? I do not know…

  • Craft Room

    Look for something Positive each day!

    Look for something Positive I don’t know about you but with the days getting shorter… we need to Look for the something Positive! I try to keep this in mind each day! To me it kinda goes with a grateful heart. I think that we collectively can change the world. One positive action at a time. What do I mean? Things like this are contagious. Kind of like a smile. When we focus more on positive, our mind sees more positives! Yes, the challenges make us stronger. There is value in those days that are a challenge. But a conscious choice to see and be positive. That can be a…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    First week of Weekly Deals, Twelve items.

    First week of Weekly Deals Ohhh how exciting to be able to share the First week of Weekly Deals. There are twelve items that are perfect to add to your order the week! There is paper, embellishments and even a set of dies. Do I have your attention yet? Hahaha! Here is a bit more information! How about a list! Splendid Day DSP Kraft Cards and Envelopes Brushed Brass Butterflies Classic Matte Dots Summer Shadow dies Brushed Metallic Dots Kraft Gift Boxes Kraft 6 x 6 Rounds and Square Brads Linen 12 x 12 Pale Papaya ribbon Snowflake Accent Puff Paint There are a few things on my list.. how…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last day of August reminders, don’t miss out!

    Last day of August Today is the last day of August. So do not miss out getting FREE with a $50 or $100 product purchase! I have several, humm okay maybe all, of the Sale-a- Bration. The Pigs with dies, how about my favorite the Rings of Love DSP. Yes, please! Also along with that is the Join special, with that beautiful planner. No that is NOT all either! There is free shipping a free Paper Pumpkin, catalogs and much more! Curious about it? Contact Me, I am happy to help! I am also here to remind you about the Ding Dong Ditch. This class to go is super fun…

  • Fairs / Events

    Lots to share from this last weekend, but..

    Lots to share from My head is still spinning from my trip. I am still working on it all. With that being said, I have Lots to share from my trip. Here is a peek. If you are on facebook, I hope that you have been following along. I will however give you a few highlights… amazing food, INCREDIBLE speakers, hugs, laughter, new and old friends and the New Orleans charm. To say I have a few beads is an understatement. No I did not earn them the traditional way, thankfully! One more thing… Can you believe that I had trouble finding a purple baseball style hat. Seriously, do you…

  • Girls Night,  Uncategorized

    July Girls Night Card one Hedgehogs

    July Girls Night Card Here we are looking at the July Girls Night Card one Hedgehogs. The Happy Hedgehog stamp set does have a coordinating Hedgehog punch. It really is soo much fun when thing coordinated, right? The addition of the glimmer paper was the wow part of this one. Did you notice the two different colors. This Is the 2022-2024 In-Color glimmer. So it has Orchid Oasis, with to lighter part of the ombré and the darker. I am curious, what do you think of the Orchid Oasis and Highland Heather together? I get excited when I can tweak things. Like the change of the glimmer paper. Did you…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes and Smiles!

    Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes I had soo much fun on Sunday! Today is all about the fall 2022 Stampin’ Bingo Envelopes Prizes and those beautiful smiles! We picked our number and made some cards. But the fun was with all that CHOCOLATE! The above photo are the envelopes that everyone received. I did not do a “goodies bag”. However, I found these expandable folders. There is even a cute little pocket on the front. Each person envelope was as close as I could get to their favorite color. I even printed and stamped each personalized card. Using that person’s favorite colors and “style”. Some no flowers, some yellow or red…

  • Craft Room

    Sunday Inspiration from my Heart to yours

    Sunday Inspiration from my Heart I send hugs to you. This Sunday Inspiration from my Heart. I know that we all want to be SOMEBODY. I am guilty of this too. Keep this in mind, that you bringing a smile to someone else is an inspiration. There are times that I need to remind myself that bringing that smile is more important! More loving and I am somebody because of you. The smile that you bring to my face. The happiness and encouragement we given each other. That makes you SOMEBODY! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Team Meeting,  YouTube video

    New YouTube Stylish Sketches Simple Stamping.

    New YouTube Stylish Sketches I am excited to share videos with you guys. Did you see the New YouTube Stylish Sketches that was added last week? We made two simple stamping cards… Did you get the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Stylish Sketches? If not do not worry you still have time! All you need to do is place a $50 product order and you can get this for FREE. Here are the two cards that we made. You will need Stampin Write Markers for the top idea. Plus Blending Brushes for the lower. To get the whole how to.. head on over to my channel, here. It will take you…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Final July Culver Library Class Sympathy card.

    Final July Culver Library Here is the Final July Culver Library card. This one even surprised me how it turned out. Still keeping it on the simple side. Ohhh the sprig of lavender on that gray.. isn’t it pretty?? The Sending Smiles bundle includes those lavender. However you also get the dies that create the “Sending” sentiment. Ohh, don’t be like me and forget AGAIN to use the adhesive sheets. I want to kick myself each time! Dang it! You know another thing that always happens. Uugghh, losing the dot for the “I”. Here is a quick fix. Grab those Basic Rhinestone and it looks intentional! The dies also include…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Second July Culver Library Card class idea

    Second July Culver Library Today is the Second July Culver Library card. This one was also created in Knox too! Did you know that we have a theme each month? I bet you figured last months theme. It was Thinking of You/Sympathy cards. These cards are the one that help people in times of loss. The ones that we hate to send, but have love in each one. This card uses the Fern 3D embossing folder. I love how it just adds a little something something! Wanting to keep this one gender neutral like the first, no flowers. The Forever Flourishing dies adds the leaves. The inside of this one…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    July Culver Library cards, Sympathy/Thinking

    July Culver Library cards This little beauty was the July Culver Library cards. However, we did this one in Knox for July also. Using the Lovely in Linen DSP for the lower half. I could not decide if the upper needed stamping or not. So I let the class members decide how they wanted it. After all they were the ones needing to use it. Looking at it here, both worked. This one has no frills either. Taking cue from the front sentiment “ Thinking of you wrath all my heart”, it needed a heart in the inside! Dontcha think? Both of these sentiments are from the Peaceful Place stamp…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Forth He’s the Man June Ding Dong Ditch card.

    Forth He’s the Man Here is the Forth He’s the Man from the June Ding Dong Ditch. This crossover gate with line punched evergreens is all about the adventure. Using a bit of the DSP and Soft Succulent as the cardbase. Curious about those evergreens? The punch is in the annual catalog. I LOVE this punch. We have used it before. Remember the Parakeet Party card from the In-Color stamp camp? Same punch! Anyway… The evergreens were the perfect addition to this camping adventure! Why? Well we are.. Together for the long haul! that stamp is from the He’s all That stamp set. But wait you need the bundle, that…

  • Uncategorized

    Second He’s the Man Ding Dong Ditch card

    Second He’s the Man Here is the second He’s the Man from the June Ding Dong Ditch. This one focuses on one DSP pattern. However, there are more of those fun diecut pieces too. My Dad would enjoy this card. All the classic cars. Anyway… the suite has the dies that we’re used yesterday. Here is our inside. Keeping it simple and adding the same DSP and a forth diecut piece. These are perfect for a “No Stamping” Saturday. Hummm, I might just do that in a few weeks. okay, think of it this way instead… Quick masculine cards all from a Cardstock base and a pack of DSP. I…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Uncategorized

    Masculine He’s the Man from June DDD

    Masculine He’s the Man Here is the first of four cards from the June DDD. The whole suite is Masculine He’s the Man. This first card uses several of the dies included in the bundle. And of course the DSP. Did you know that you get a quarter pack of designer series paper in each Ding Dong Ditch? And can I say sooo much more. Cardstock and either embellishment or ribbon. Love it. This one was about the Rustic Metallic Dots. I did not completely bypass the stamp set. However, I could have. This DSP pack has several diecut sentiments included . Ohh, but not just sentiments. There are cars,…

  • Prizes

    BOGO prizes and Thank You very much!

    BOGO prizes and Thank You Did you miss this years BOGO? Today, I wanted to share BOGO prizes and Thank You to everyone that joined me in person or via video. I HUGE Thank You!! Not only did stamps find a new loving home but there were several new goodies that were purchased also! Soo exciting to see the smiles when someone found something they were looking for. And the smiles when they could pick out a Sale-a-Bration item too! WoooHooo! How about those prizes? Everyone that purchased/ordered was put into a drawing. Lots of goodies went out here too! 9 prizes were awarded from my stash of partially loved…

  • YouTube video

    Ringed with Nature Fun Fold for YouTube!

    Ringed with Nature Fun Fold The Ringed with Nature Fun Fold was from YouTube. I will admit that the Ringed with Nature bundle is my very first hybrid embossing folder. Ohhhh boy, I am loving it! Soo, be on the look out… you WILL see it again! I promise you will! Anyway, I used the embossing folder only for the background. Here is some fun extra information there are three different ways to use this bunch. As an embossing folder Second it embossed and cuts in one pass see that little “branch”? There are several, plus some mushrooms. There are inside rings too. That is just the part of it.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Waves of Inspiration from March? Yikes

    Waves of Inspiration from March? I found this unloved card idea after searching for something else. I thought you guys might enjoy it! This Coffee and Cards idea, uses the Waves of Inspiration from March. Seriously, waaaay back? I decided that we needed some ocean breezes and sunshine. Double stamping the wave stamp in Coastal Cabana and then in Night of Navy. Note that the cardstock was adjusted slightly. I did this so that you would not miss it. Using the die cut for that little EXTRA something. That Silver Foil was perfect foam look. Curious on the inside sentiment? Well if I remember correctly? Nope, no photo! It ended…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Fall Stampin Bingo plans, costs and info!

    Fall Stampin Bingo plans I am here to share all that you want to know about this amazingly fun event that we have coming up in 19 days. Holy Cow, that will be here before you KNOW it! Fall Stampin Bingo plans include cards, bingo and maybe even some muffin cookies! Interested? I hope so! How about a goodie bag? Sign me up, right? This “bag” has embellishments, ribbons and other fun stuff. Some you will use, most you get to decide what to do with! You know there are always leftovers! Lastly, Prizes! Each game will include some sort of a prize…. How big, depends on how many folks…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Uncategorized

    Are you ready to BOGO? I am all ready to go!

    Are you ready to BOGO? I am soo excited, but … Are you ready to BOGO? All the goodies are out! Priced and ready for their new homes. I sure am looking forward to the smiling happy faces when you find a new treasure! Just a couple quick reminders… Cash, check or credit card all are wonderful. I am an equal opportunity spender! You will want to bring a list of things that you want from the two current catalogs. Do not forget which of the Sale-a-Bration items you can not live without! Bring a friend… I have lots of inspiration in the room. Yes, I have the August to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    3D Friday? No, Simply Succulents for YouTube.

    3D Friday? No, Simple Succulents. This little cutie, was for a YouTube video, did you see it? Ohh be sure to subscribe to my channel so that you get to see the new video each week! We did a bit of coloring scoring and all that fun stuff. Curious, what fit inside? Head on over using the first photo as a link! But of course, I first want to say, thank you! Kind people are always my kind of people! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek and a reminder too!

    Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek Ohhh my goodness, this kit is going to be a winner! Here is the August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek, plus a FREE gift too. Are you signed up? If not …. Hurry you only have until August 10th. Yes, this one is flowers, BUT it’s sunflowers! The only happier flower I know is a Daisy. Yes, I am here to help you, maybe even guilt you, into needing this kit. That fear of missing out will naw at you! You know it will. I promise to share alternatives, as I always do! I hope you do try it! Those foil laser cut pieces look super fun…

  • Craft Room,  Retiring

    BOGO sale all the information you need/want.

    BOGO Sale all the information It is that time of year.. lots going on and here I am adding in this. Yes, the BOGO Sale all the information it is all here! There are loads and boxes and bundles .. ohh my! Some very old and some not so much. Did you miss out on something from the last mini catalog and have seen me use it? Well, you might be in luck! There are no promises because there are some that I have decided to keep. The perfect example is the Swallowtail stamp. From long long ago. It is in my keep stash. I am sure you are not…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Joe sent me a Sunflower via text, fun in Wisconsin!

    Joe sent me a Sunflower This week has been a different one! I left Wednesday to head up to Wisconsin and got back late Sunday. Yes, I had a great time. I was especially happy when Joe sent me a Sunflower, the above photo. Here is the first sunflower bloom. After losing the huge volunteer off the deck before I left (super windy day). I was sad. This made me smile! This morning I found this one. This is in the veggie garden. Guys these stalks are now taller than I am. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing more open up! I know the birds are excited too. Ohhh,…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    July 2022 Ding Dong Ditch, FREE kit with purchase!

    July 2022 Ding Dong Ditch Here we are the sixteenth and we have only heard of the July 2022 Ding Dong Ditch online! Sorry guys! Here is what you need to know! Place a $50 order, add in Silver & Gold 6 x 6 FREE with your order. Email me and I will mail you the Cardstock. Curious about that paper? It is sooo pretty. I feel that I need to share! There are lines and polka dots. Nope, no flowers! We tried on a Coffee and Cards video that you can color, Blending Brush, Stampin’ Blend AND stamp on this paper! It is awesome. I will say that the…

  • Fairs / Events

    In Wisconsin Demonstrator event with friends!

    In Wisconsin Demonstrator event I love getting to see friends at events! I keep forgetting to take some photos! I did however get one of these beautiful sisters! We are sure having fun here in Wisconsin Demonstrator event! Have you wondered how we recharge our batteries? For me it is being inspired WHILE inspiring others! All the new friends that we make … all because of stamping! Yes, the Stamps, Ink and Paper have that power! I will share more next week on some of the shenanigans that we had, plus a few peeks at what we created! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Uncategorized

    Another Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin idea.

    Another Pick of the Crop Are you ready for Another Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin idea? Weeeelll, here is the “blanket” part from yesterday’s card. This idea also uses up a left over cardbase from the cart card. The additions on this idea are the Crumb Cake and the Basic White. Ohhh, the embellishments. I thought this was a simple but very down to earth idea. Something that you could send to a friend. Right? Because we think of friends and you never know, they just might need a little cheering up! To join us with the next Paper Pumpkin box, subscribe here, TODAY!! I sure had fun with…