• Stampin Up News/Deals

    Ten new additions to Sale-a-Bration FREE

    Ten new additions to Sale-a-Bration Here is a little refresh for Sale-a- Bration. Check out the Ten new additions to Sale-a- Bration. Punches, ribbon, kits and soo much more. How about embossing folders and even a stamp and dies bundle? Holy Cow! Do not miss the pack of NEW patterned paper and the NEW masks. Guys they are soo easy to use! I think those are going to be my first choice! Need some assistance with an order? Please let me know! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    2023/01 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart.

    Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart Hello everyone!! I am new the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop and am super excited to be here!! Here we are in January 2023 already and lets have some Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Key to my Heart fun!! Heart shaped card is what I have to share. Did you get the add on boxes! I sure did. Use your heat tool to loosen the glue. Now using the two heart pieces we will create our card. Using one of the hearts, trace the heart on basic white. Be sure to NOT cut the whole thing. You need a scored section for the card hinge.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Finally Snow Snoopervisors and Growth

    Finally Snow Snoopervisors and Growth Ohhhh yes, I am excited! Finally Snow Snoopervisors and Growth all from this week on the homestead! All the ground is covered in this beautiful white stuff. I know there are many that do not like it. However, I am not one of those! I live in the Midwest for enjoying all and I mean ALL the seasons! All the Snoopervisors… Two are in training. Starting with Mr. Gorilla Cookies and Junior. Junior made his first look around the new set up in the craft room. He has been enjoying a bit more space and several new friends. Lastly, is Penelope. Let me just say…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Darla has 3D Thursday this week, Stitched Treats

    Darla has 3D Thursday this week Join us for some Valentine fun this week. Darla has 3D Thursday this week and you are going to love this idea. You are going to want to head on over to Darla’s Blog and please leave some love!! I know you are ready to see what she created!! See what I mean… super cute! I really love the addition of the stitching. Darla shows how she did it in the tutorial. You know my thoughts on the gingham! LOVE!! I want to be sure to share that the DSP, embellishments and stamp set are available. However the punch is not available at the…

  • Craft Room

    Craft Room juggling and cleaning, cleaning!

    Craft Room juggling and cleaning Guys, I have been working on some things the last three days. Craft Room juggling and cleaning! Let me just say I NEED more room! I am not done yet! However, you know that I will share. I have been formulating this in my head for a while now. What is toughest part? Trying to figure out what I can live without in the room. Curious what it is going to look like when I am done… Yeah, me too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Uncategorized

    Card 2 December DDD and Biggest Wish stamps

    Card 2 December DDD and Biggest Guys, I have to say that this Ding Dong Ditch might be my favorite to date. Here we are on Card 2 December DDD and Biggest Wish Stamp set. Grab your Stamparatus for this one. It makes super quick work of this card!! Let me add that it takes the stress out of all those ‘thanks’ also! Did you know that we make the Ding Dong Ditch cards on the third Wednesday of each month? You could join me next month on February 15 at 6:30 pm central time on facebook. Adding the Evergreen Border punch to both the front and inside. I was…

  • Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    Brushstroke for Birthday or Anniversary

    Brushstroke for Birthday or Anniversary Hummm, it was so hard to pick which of this Specialty paper to pick. There are three different colors in the pack, Soft Succulent, Night of Navy and Blushing Bride. Today’s Brushstroke for Birthday or Anniversary uses all three. Which would you pick… Celebrating You or Biggest Wish? So the Night of Navy version uses the Celebrating You and the Happy Anniversary stamp. This set is by far the bests for most occasions. Birthday, Easter, Wedding and more. Now on to the Biggest Wish which has Thanks, Hello and Birthday. Here is what I love… The two different fonts. It just makes it fun. Looking…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sarah has 3D Thursday Post it note holder

    Sarah has 3D Thursday Post it This week for 3D Thursday what a fun idea!! Sarah has 3D Thursday Post it with a calendar and coordinating pen. This tutorial is FREE over on the 3D Thursday facebook page or over on Sarah’s blog. Be sure to leave some love when you pop on by!! This DSP is Dandy Design which is FREE for Sale-a-Bration with a $100 purchase. Paula calls this DSP her happy paper. Let me just say that I completely AGREE!! Really this DSP has so many possibilities! Do you see the little piece of DSP inside the pen? What a fun touch dontcha think?? How cute is…

  • YouTube video

    Fussy Cutting Campology lantern fun fold

    Fussy Cutting Campology lantern For today’s inspiration we have a Fussy Cutting Campology lantern. This is also an easy fun fold card. Keeping with the nature look, I went with Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen both cardstock and ink. Wanting to add a bit of more trees I punched out a line of evergreens. Here is an alternative view. Be sure to add dimensionals to the evergreens. Can you see the mountain setting for this one? I love the how using first and second generation stamping helps to create the different dimensions. I also have a little secret… I cheated, I used some larger scraps of Very Vanilla to make…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    The Christmas Decorating has begun, Village

    The Christmas Decorating And The Christmas Decorating has begun, Starting off with the Village. I will be super busy for the next few days working on all the Wintery things!! Be sure to check back often. You know you will see plenty more. No, not of these boxes, however what was inside of them. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Rick has 3D Thursday, Christmas Scottie box.

    Rick has 3D Thursday You are in for a cute treat today!! Rick has 3D Thursday this week. This Christmas Scottie gift box is going to be so helpful for your gift giving needs!! Thank you Rick for this amazing gift box!Are you ready?? Ohhh my goodness, putting the Scottie with the Sweetest Christmas DSP is perfect for the holidays. The box is super easy because you get the FREE tutorial of course!! Click the 3D banner above to head over to the facebook page. However, you can also check out Rick’s website, (linked above). Be sure you leave some love by commenting! Reminder that the Christmas Scottie is a…

  • 3D Thursday

    Christmas Ornaments for 3D Thursday

    Christmas Ornaments for 3D Thursday Dang you guys it is my turn for 3D Thursday this week. I have the perfect idea, Christmas Ornaments for 3D Thursday. These two different sizes are available on Amazon. One is a 3-3.5 inch and the second is 3.5-4 inch. You can pick either or both. The top is the bigger size. Which I will be honest, I found easier to find things to use. Using the Christmas Pinecone dies and the new Framed and Festive Stamp set for the sentiment. The smaller uses the Seasonal Labels dies, Christmas Season and Christmas to Remember stamp sets. Both of these ornaments use the Elegant Trim…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Junior House and Bulb Updates are here…

    Junior House and Bulb Updates I have some fun news to share. Today is about Junior House and Bulb Updates. Starting off with this. Junior has been visiting us inside. He is struggling with some BIG choices we think. He actually has been having breakfast inside too. I am hoping that he comes to a decision soon. However, this warm weather we had this Saturday and Sunday is not helping us get him inside. See what I mean. Yes, look closely, that is him and he is suntanning his belly. This was while I was planting bulbs on Friday. No I do not want it to snow yet, but still……

  • YouTube video

    YouTube Puff Paint Cauldron card idea.

    YouTube Puff Paint Cauldron In case you need one more Halloween Card idea. Yes, I have lots… You know I do. However, the YouTube Puff Paint Cauldron is even better I think. I know I am bias. Have you joined me over on YouTube yet?? here is the link to this video. Plus, be sure to subscribe. So you do not miss a thing. There are so many of my favorite things with this idea. Gingham to start. Guys that is Smokey Slate and I used the Blending Brush to add the Parakeet Party ink to is. The Stylish Shapes for the stitched circle die cut. And my mostest Fav…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Halloween Treats with Mini Pocket dies.

    Halloween Treats with Mini Pocket I have some last minute treat ideas. This Halloween Treats with the Mini Pocket dies are just what you need. I have made a few of these for my Trick or Treaters by appointment. Yes, I get a couple that call and make sure that I am home so they can come and get candy. It works out great for me because I can be sure that I have their favorite in the package. Wanting to use all the different possibilities I did make a Haunted House and a scary Cat. All of these items are from the Scary Cute bundle. However, do not overlook…

  • Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    October Mystery Card Night 2022, two ideas.

    October Mystery Card Night Have you been able to join us for this yet?? The October Mystery Card Night was soo fun! We made two cards and Laughed of course! I am pretty excited about this set. I can tell you that I usually have an idea of what we are going to make. However, never sure how it is going to turn out. Can you relate?? We always do at least one fun fold. I would say that this could qualify as two?? What do you think?? Tell me in the comments. This top is a side step card. The bottom one is a pocket card. Need a closer…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  It Started with $1

    Eek Halloween Decor and Gift for Gracie

    Eek Halloween Decor and Gift Hello everyone, I would like to introduce my favorite waitress, Gracie. I knew when I say that “Eek” sign that I would make it up for her. This Eek Halloween Decor and Gift was given to her about two weeks ago. And she loved it. Dontcha love that smile. We made this in a live and yes the coordinating card was given to match. Starting with the sign. I found it at the Dollar Tree. It was just a plain chipboard sign. Before I purchased it I measured to be sure it was smaller then 12 x 12. Yes, it sure was. Now on to…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Exhausted from Ghouls Gobbles and Garland.

    Exhausted from Ghouls Gobbles and Garland A whole day of shenanigans, laughs, crafts and food. I have to admit that I am exhausted from Ghouls Gobbles and Garland fall retreat. After a super fun day, my cup is overflowing. I am grateful for all those that were able to attend. Did I mention how grateful I am??? I was even fortunate enough to get some gifts. And dang it wasn’t even the Butterfly Birthday Bash. Which by the way is going to be on Saturday April 22, will you be able to join me?? My new kitty coffee mug and those beautiful flowers just made my day! It really way…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Fourth Ding Dong Ditch for August Fun Fold

    Fourth Ding Dong Ditch Here is the Fourth Ding Dong Ditch card from August. This one is a fun fold. However, this one not only uses Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze. For this card I also used more of the die cut flowers from the Sending Smiles bundle. Ready to see how the fold is?? I added the little bit of ribbon to help “guide” the recipient to how the card opens. Plus, it adds a bit more of that white. There is a bunch of little touches to this one. Not only the embellishments, the extra strips of DSP and the coloring of the embellishments on the Basic White…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Third August Ding Dong Ditch Birthday card

    Third August Ding Dong Ditch Here we are with our Third August Ding Dong Ditch card. This one is a birthday card. This Evening Evergreen with the Soft Succulent is just amazing together with that pop of Basic White. Yes, that is even White Craft ink too. Did you know that the Ding Dong Ditch cards are not only with a PDF. I also created them online too. That is the third Wednesday of each month over on facebook. Now I will share that when we make them there, I do take some creative liberties. Meaning I tweak them with help from those that are in the live with me.…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    Sending Hugs from August Ding Dong Ditch

    Sending Hugs from August Ding Dong Here is card number two. Sending Hugs from August Ding Dong Ditch. This one for me was all about the ribbon bow. Using this ribbon as is. Remember the first card, here. We did a LOT of coloring. This one however does not. Keep in mind that we could have. No, do not worry about the bow, grab your reverse tweezers. Take your time and be brave! So note that this time I only used the outline portion of the “sending”. The outline was just enough. I need to admit that I did not save the “dot” for the I. That is why I…

  • 3D Thursday

    Rick’s Festive 3D Thursday Treat Box NEW!!

    Rick’s Festive 3D Thursday You guys I am super excited. For Rick’s Festive 3D Thursday Treat Box he is using the NEW Fitting Florets collection. This one is goin got be a GREAT one. As a demonstrator I ordered mine last week. You WILL be seeing it as soon as I get mine. Anyway, Rick made this amazing treat box and you are going to love it as much as I do… Did I mention that you can get the FREE tutorial?? Yes, this sentiment is from one of the two stamp sets in that collection. Ohh, I can not wait to show you all the parts to this collection.…

  • Craft Room

    No one can pour from an empty cup, no one!

    No one can pour We all need reminders! My dad reminded me a few weeks back for Joe and I to take a day and have some fun. No one can pour from an empty cup. We ALL need to take a break, get away or take a breath. There are times a day of fun out is all you need. There are times that a walk outside in the sunshine. However, there are times that a weekend is needed. Although I strive to help fill your cup. We all need to take a minute and breath. Know that I will keep doing my best to fill your crafty cup.…

  • YouTube video

    Have you been on YouTube yet?? Join me!

    Have you been on YouTube Happy Saturday everyone!! Have you been on YouTube yet?? Well, come on over and join me. I have been posting two NEW and EXCLUSIVE to YouTube videos each week. Ohhh, we make all kinds of things. Cards mostly of course. However, there are some fun Home Decor and 3D projects too. Be sure to subscribe to my channel. Why?? Well that way you will be sure to see all the new videos that I post. Ring the bell and you will get email reminders too. Need a peek at something from YouTube? Here are two samples. They are both located on my channel. Subscribe Today!…

  • Prizes,  Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    Reminder, Ghouls Gobbles and Garland

    Reminder Ghouls Gobbles and Garland In case you missed all the information about the “Fall Retreat”. I wanted to be post about it again. With all the planning in motion. I hope that you are ready!! The Reminder Ghouls Gobble and Garland event is on Saturday, October 22 and will start at 9 am and go until about 6pm central time. All the specific information is in the previous post linked above. However, I wanted to share a few secrets! The bag this time is useful, not just pretty. The projects are timely and fun. Might I add that there are THREE fun folds. I threw in an extra. I…

  • Craft Room

    Several end of September reminders.

    Several end of September reminders Here are several end of September reminders for you! Starting with the early bird pricing for the Ghouls, Gobbles and Garland one day fall retreat. Did you miss all the information? Check this out! Please if you have any questions let me know! Comment here, email or call me! I would love for you to join us on Saturday, October 22! September Ding Dong Ditch I do not know how I have not shared this! Here is what you need to know! Featuring the Storybook Gnomes DSP and coordinating embellishments. Cost is $17.00 with $3.00 shipping cost. You get four card ideas and loads of…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Memorial and tribute to Mooch, retired punch.

    Memorial and Tribute to Mooch A few weeks ago we said goodbye to our head snoopervisor! Today I share a Memorial and Tribute to Mooch! Let me start out with a disclaimer. The cat punch is retired. It was pulled out I’d retirement for this card. Yes, it is one of those items that I keep. Let’s see what else I used… Brass Butterflies, that was a given right? How about the Crumb Cake Cardstock? Same! Two ribbons are up next, one is Linen Thread. Although the second is Natural Finish ribbon, I added some extra ink to it. Lastly, is my new favorite… Tree Rings Hybrid embossing folder with…

  • 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…