Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows Blog Hop!

Well, Good Morning everyone, and Welcome to the Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows Blog Hop!! If you just stopped by to check out my blog, be sure not to miss out on any of the inspiration or giveaways by hopping to all the blogs on the line up. If you came from Helen's Blog, you are in the right spot!

This blog hop is in celebration of KateylnCo's birthday with just a little twist from the regular birthday blog hop. We are being inspired by the song written by Lesley Gore,

To be entered all you need to do is Hop Today and on each stop along the way leave a comment! You have until Thursday to Hop and KatelynCo will be announcing the winner on Friday! This blog hop is not requiring you to follow each of the blogs, but we'd love it if you joined our blogs. Emma is giving away the Cocktails stamp set from Pink by Design.This set has fruits, glasses, and umbrellas! Perfect for Summer and a very versatile set In Other Words. Just leave a comment on each stop to be entered! Winner will be selected at random!
I created a mini album for this hop! It is for my new and dear friend's Daughter, Mekayli (Me-Kay-Lee).  Wandy Pizarro ( is Mommy and has been such a treasure since I met her. It was really an off chance, and she had commented on the Easter Baskets that I was doing with Sheffields Place. I responded, and we kept in contact.

Click on pictures to enlarge!

First, I wanted to show you the cover! Isn't that so sweet! I used my Sew Easy thread and gloobers and wound the thread from the center to the outside and snipped it and burned the edges to prevent fraying.

Products Used:  

  • Me and My Big Ideas Happy Birthday Paper pack
  • Exposed 6x6 Mini Acrylic Album from ScrapWorks
  • Pink By Design Sentiment Stamps ( I also challenged myself to only use one stamp designer on this album, which, since they are Pink By Design, that wasn't very difficult :) I absolutely LOVE Sarah's sentiment stamps, background stamps and die cuts)
  • Doodlebug Design Inc stickers and embellishments
  • Sew Easy Twine
  • Various buttons, rhinestones, pearls, stickles and other embellishments, and ribbons from my stash

This Mini really was easy to do once I got the Acrylic Album covered in the paper and the sides inked. I used frames, candy stickers, Lollipop stickers, cupcakes, everything sweet and pink that a little Lady would LOVE :)

I filled up this envelope with confetti hearts for a BIG surprise for BOTH Wandy and Mekayli :)

Thank you SO much for stopping by and celebrating Emma's Birthday with us! Don't forget to wish her the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!! ;)

Also, I am doing a fun little giveaway for those that are friends of Homespun Elegance! To be entered, all you have to do is be a Friend! Current and New fans welcome! (But remember, to be entered in KatelynCo's candy, you must comment on each person's blog) This giveaway is for a grab bag of Resins from the newest Sponsor of A Homespun Affair, E-zine!!

Here are two examples of  their resins!


Here is the line-up for the Hop in case you get lost along the way. Hop on over to Shannon next! Please make sure to comment on each of their projects today to be entered in our giveaways! Reminder: You have until Thursday to Hop and KatelynCo will be announcing the winner on Friday!

Emma @

Court @

Madison @

Jill @

Helen @ <--- Should have come from here

Jessica @ <--- You are HERE

Shannon @ <--- Go here next


aisa said...

so creative........since we can also do it together with the children..

"Midge" said...

So cute Jessica! I especially love the twine lollipops!
Midge :)

ScrapFromScratch said...

adorable! I love how you made the lollipops, they almost look real.

jessica said...

This is beautiful Jessica!!! love those lollipops!

KatelynCo said...

Your album is so cute!!! :) You are amazing!


KatelynCo said...

Your album is so cute!!! :) You are amazing!


Bunny Vance said...

Awesome Album!!! She will love it!
Thanks for sharing!
Bunny {Jillian's Mom}

Jill said...

I like how you made the lollipops out of twine! Super cute! Smiles, Jill

kimmiluxich said...

Very sweet! This project is lovely!

angie ashuk said...

I'm a new follower. I love the mini album. I just started making mini's!!

Tasha said...

Jess, Awesome as always!! Love the mini it is so cute. You are very talented and creative.

Elizabeth said...

Really cute - love the lollipops :)

Kristi said...

Love your lollipop cover and your mini album shape, so cute.
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Linsey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous mini album! You got it packed full of all sorts of sunshine and happiness!!! OMGOsh I'm sooo gonna try that twine lollipop idea! It's awesome and so very creative! Thanks Jessica, for making this blog hop even more amazing than it was a moment ago! What fun I'm having! Big hugs and TFS :)

PaulaJ said...

love the twine lollipops! great idea!

silvia said...

Fabulous mini!!!

Stacey Hall said...

Jess! Go check out my blog! There is a surprise for you there!!

Wandy said...

OH EM GEEE!!! I love this Jess! And honored that it's for my daughter! I just adore it thank you for taking the time to make her something so adorable and sweet!
Hugs, Wandy♥

rlovew said...

Adorable album- I love the twine lollipops! I am a new follower. rlovew1976 at

"Midge" said...

Hey Jess! I know I already commented above but I have a surprise for you so check out my blog post for today!
Midge :)

Anonymous said...

Wow your album is so cute. I love how you made the lollipops out of twine. Pretty impressive. The album is impressive as well.

Court said...

Aww that is so supper sweet! I love the twine lollipops! I also like how you create challenges for yourself! Thanks for sharing!

Dee said...

Wow simply stunning work Jessica, especially the lollipops and your pages are beautifully detailed, love it!

Homespun Elegance said...

Thank you everyone! I just got home and was able to jump through! What a great Hop ladies!! And a HUGE tahnk you to everyone that joined us For Lovely Emma's Birthday!!

PS Thank you for my Leibsters today also ladies!! WOOT WOOT ;)


Stacey Hall said...

Love it! I gotta get me some of those gloobers!! And the twine??!! Love it!

hopefulcrafter said...

Really Cute, I just love the lollipops!

Creative M said...

Hi Jessica!!!Love it!Love it!Love it! I hope I win it!You areso creative that it's always a pleasure to visit your blog!!!

Janet's Planet said...

love the flowers! clever!
Janet Royer

Homespun Elegance said...

Stace, the Twine is from We R Memory Keepers! ;) About 3 bucks a package of three colors! Great deal!


Paula said...

Adorable! I just love mini albums!

Madge said...

This is the cutest album!!! love it and what you did with the twine is super dee duper cute! love it!!
{love love}
Scrappin Madge

Michele from MS said...

Wonderful and super cute projects! Love the unique design and I am sure Mekayli will love it too! Thanks so much for sharing

Rebecca said...

Great Blog, I am definitely going to join up! I have just started to get back into crafting and am considering starting my own craft blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Became a facebook follower! Love the album.

Josie0602 said...

Love your mini album Jessica!! Those twine lollipops are so cute!

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Karen L said...

Your mini album is the cutest! I love all the fun, sweet little embellishments on your pages, and that twine lollipop is adorable! Lots of great inspiration here!
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Karen L said...

I am a new follower!! Those resin embellishments look fabulous!

AndreaA said...

Oh WOW!!!!! This mini album is adorable!!
I love the lolipops!! Really I love it all, great mini album!!

Laurie said...

Oh man I missed the hop! Your project is adorable. love it!

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