Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

Good Morning All! I have a simply DELICIOUS Cookie Recipe for you today, and of course a great recipe for some delicious scrapping!

How perfect are these bags from Talking Twine and Trim?

Recipe: Yields 48 Cookies

2 1/2 Cups All purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 Cup Butterscoth Morsels

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in egg, then fold in vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients 1/2 cup at a time until smooth. Fold in butterscoth morsels.

Refrigerate 20 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls and space 2 inches apart on a cool ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on your climate and oven. Let cool on cookie sheet ( approx 5 minutes) before transferring to cooling rack.

And here is the recipe for the yummy treat bag recipe
Pink by Design Stamps
Plastic Ziplock Bag
Bazzill Cardstock
Hampton Art Studio G Brad
Web Paper

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you have a Spooky Treat of a Halloween!!


Treats for my Sweets - and a Winner of the Speciality Ribbon

Good morning all, it feels like forever since I last posted to my blog! I have been a little under the weather! But I have a sweet treat for you today!
I used these adorable straws from Jodi at Talking Twine and Trim Etsy Shop, and this Seam Binding in Orange for this project!
And for the winner of the Speciality Ribbon is............................................................................

And the winner selected by Rafflecopter!!
Lori Williams
Please send your shipping address to homespunelegance dot jk  @ gmail.com to claim your prize!


Who will be named Master Crafter!?

Good morning all! Happy Saturday and National Card Making Day!


Hope you will check out each project and comment for them!! If you would like to Vote for my project, I am number     49   !!

Have you heard about the Master Crafter Challenge? Sarah Hamer, Pink by Design, correlated with some amazing sponsors and provided product for 100 participants to work with and create a project, and the Winner to be named Master Crafter!

The Products contained were:
Scissor Mouse sponsored by
DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by
DCWV Deals
Cotton Bag Sponsored by
State line Bag Co.
1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by
Queen & Co.
Sentiment stamp sponsored by
Pink by Design
Assorted Buttons
I made a frame with my products - I hope you like it!! Voting Starts soon, so don't forget to cast your vote!!



I wanted the result to be darker, so after it dried, I coated it with Brown Ink.
I used the spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the frame, and cut with mouse scisors on my score board. I used the exacto knife for the inner of the frame and folded tightly around all of the edges, and used the scraper to adhere tightly.

I used the Sack as a Hot Air Balloon. I did do some folding on the corners, and bottom, then used Stampin up eyelets for the String. The String on the Hot Air Balloon and the Buttons are the remmnants from the bag.

 I covered the Basket in Burlap and used the Pink by Design Sentiment on the Basket Lip.

I used the DCWV Rock Star Card Stock on the Left Side of the Frame and distressed, and Doubled up the Assortment of buttons and tied of with a peice of the Bag Tie.

I used the QueenCO Bling to Embellish the Sentiment SOAR - from Jellybean Soup

I hope that you liked my project! I really wanted to think outside of the box on how to use the main product - the bag. Would love to hear from you! If you haven't linked up your project yet, Please do so, so the voting can begin!!


A Homespun Affair Color Challenge Entry

Good afternoon all!! Thanks for stopping by! We sure do hope that you will enter the Color Challenge for the month of October!!

This month the challenge colors are Purple, Orange, and Black and should make for a Spooktacular Project!

We would also like to thank our grcious Sponsor - Scrapping with Lisa Designs for her $25.00 gift Certificate to her store!!

Have you checked out the October Edition Yet?? There are so many amazing designs from this talented team! Check out this Card Set from Designer Raquel Davis and make sure to follow!!

And here is my project for the Color Challenge!

Washi Tape from one of our Sponsors this Month - Downtown Tape where you can get Washi Tape for 1.99 a roll! Don't miss out on getting your entry in - Read October's Edition of A Homespun Affair to find out how!

I used an embossable metal with the Happy Hauntings Embossing Folder!



A Homespun Affair - October Edition - Its spooktacular!!

It is that time of month again!! Yep - you've guessed it! October's Edition of A Homespun Affair is out!
This month hosts some great parties, treats, and of course inspiration!! With this team, you won't want to miss a single page!! There are also some INCREDIBLE PRIZES for our readers!! (Please see October's Sponsors Below and read our Mag at www.ahomespunaffair.blogspot.com to find out how to enter!! Entry requirements WERE changed up this month! To keep you on your toes!!
Here is my project for October - With a little one, I went the Cutesy Halloween Route!
For this project I used the following:

Washi Tape from www.downtowntape.com
(Downtown Tape is a current Sponsor of A Homespun Affair's October Edition!! Check out our Magazine for entry details!!)

Twine from Talking Twine and Trim
(Make sure you stop by Jodi's Facebook Page to see her AWESOME GIVEAWAYS!!)

Decorative Tape from Martha Stewart
Decorative Tape from Smash Books
Sizzix Die for Box
American Crafts Tropical Cardstock
Studio G -Stamp, Paper & Brad


I also currently have a Giveaway going on!! It closes soon - so be sure to get in your entries!!
And here are the fabulous Sponsors for October's Edition of A Homespun Affair!!



Mary Kay Beauty Consultant - Jessica Kephart




Since the last Giveaway was recieved so well - thought I might just do another!! This giveaway is for 9 yards of speciality ribbon, plus some thrown in to one FANTASTIC reader of my blog!! Thank you, and I treasure all of you!! Your comments are all read and sincerely appreciated!
 This Giveaway Closes - October 8th, 2012


Winner of the Specialty Ribbon!

I have to apologize first for getting this out so late!!  I have had quite a bit going on! I just started as a Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay, which I am VERY excited about! A little nervous as well, as anyone in new endeavors :) I must say though, I have noticed a remarkable difference in the way that I care for my skin and myself! { As most of you may know, last year I reached the coveted thirties!! EEEEEKKKK! And in just a little over a month, I will be thirty-one! You will notice, I have to spell it out, rather than use the numerics version. It just seems easier to swallow }
There are some fantastic products from Mary Kay - and I am not just saying that because I have just become a consultant. I have used certain products since my teens actually. My Mother had a consultant over when I was still in High School. I fell in love with the Oil-Free Eye-Makeup Remover, Indulge Soothing Eye Gel {Keep this in your fridge and dab a little under your eyes each morning}, Brush Collection Set, and of course the Satin Hands Pampering Set  and Satin Lips Pampering Sets! Now, I must say, that I am falling in Love with Mary Kay all over again! Especially with the fine lines setting in! For this, my go to is the Time-Wise Miracle Set! and for the advanced signs of aging - there is a new 5 step

TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ Set

Foaming Cleanser
Lifting Serum
Day Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Night Treatment With Retinol
Eye Renewal Cream
I hope that you will stop by to see what the Mary Kay product line has to offer you! You can check out my store at www.marykay.com/jessicakephart  

If you would like to keep up to date with specials, tips and trends, make sure that you follow my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Your-Mary-Kay-Beauty-Consultant-Jessica-Kephart/418430968211607
Also, of course the October Edition of A Homespun Affair is coming out tomorrow night! It is a
must-see Edition { as they all are! } Our Designers give their all to each Edition, and whether you are a new or seasoned crafter, you will find something for YOU! We also have some exceptional Prizes, Discounts,  and Giveaways for our readers! I have changed up the entry requirements this month so be sure to check it out at www.ahomespunaffair.blogspot.com.  I can't yet spill the beans, but you will not be disapointed! Please remember that if you are a winner in A Homespun Affair Magazine, you will be announced in the following Edition of AHA, and you will need to contact us to redeem your prize within one week of publication (All information is provided in each Edition in the Winners Circle).
So without further adieu! Onto our WINNER OF THE 9 YARDS OF SPECIALTY RIBBON!
teresa sirico 
Teresa, please email me at homespunelegance (dot) jk (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize - I will need your shipping address! I can't WAIT to see what you create with these adorable ribbons!!


Cupcake Wars Blog Hop

Welcome to Cupcake Wars! No bloodshed here, just plenty of sugar! If you didn't start at Janet's blog: http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ please do so!

She's giving away a Cricut Lite Cartridge- Cupcake! How sweet is that?

We don't want you to miss any of the scrumptious projects and some have even left recipes for you to try! As we head into the holiday season, you might just have a new family favorite!

You should have come from my lovely friend Laurie!!  I'm so glad you're here now, so check out my project and what I cooked up for you!

I used the Cricut Imagine Cartrdige, and Printable Iron-on paper. Make sure to Flip your image if it contains any Font or words!!

I used the Imaginesce I-rock tool to place the Hotfixed brads (Left Onsie) and on the right onsie, I painted Stickles on the side of the printable paper side down.

Here you can see where I used the stickles on the underside of the Printable paper.

I currently have a giveaway for 9 Speciality ribbons!! Make sure to Click here to enter!!


If you get lost, here is the line up 
Thanks for stopping by! Now on to more yummy ideas!