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  

If you would like to keep up to date with specials, tips and trends, make sure that you follow my facebook page at!/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  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: 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!

Sweet Baby

9 Yards of Speciality Ribbon Giveaway!!

Enter to win for these 9 yards of speciality Ribbon!!
1 yard of each!

(plus throwing in some extras that I have!)
I would LOVE for you to become a subscriber to my blog!!
It lets me know that the time, love, and effort I put into my projects are being read and enjoyed!! (Comments too!!)



BEWARE Witches and Goblins

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I can NOT wait for Halloween!! Mason will be 2 1/2 years old this Halloween, and the Holidays are getting to be so much fun with him!! It is all so exciting and new for all of us really!! With the little ones, you remember what it was like to be young and excited about the little things!!

The stamp is from Pink by Design, and the Chipboard and Ribbon is from Studio G.
Have you entered the giveaway for the 25.00 gift certificate to KaDoodle Bug Designs?

To enter: Subscribe to A Homespun Affair

Make sure to stop by and "like" on Facebook!!


ps. i love you

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I am so glad you stopped by today! I just love this sweet simple card and matching envelope. This Banner is so delicate! I just love it!

I can think of so many uses for this darling banner that I can't wait to try!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!

I am linking up this Card and Envelope Set to the Following Challenges and Link up Parties!! You should Too!!

Todays Creative Blog
Word Art Wednesday
Homes Stories A-Z
OH! I also wanted to mention, if you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a FABULOUS SPONSOR for A Homespun Affair, please send them my way! We are always on the lookout for fantastic prizes for our readers and displaying your products!
Throughout the month of your sponsorship, you are advertised with a full page ad in our Magazine (which can be accessed at any time after month of sponsorship), Advertised on our Blog with your Badge or Blinkie displayed through the entire month, and also featured on our Design Teams Blog Posts on AHA Blog and Personal DT Blogs.
If you are interested, please contact us at     for more information!


Happy Haunting

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I am finding that my 2" circle punches are coming in so handy! They embellished these cards and the envelopes very quickly and just adorable in the patterned prints!
How do you use your 2" punch?
Are you Ready for Halloween? A Homespun Affair is diligently working on the October Special Edition for our readers!! We are really excited about it! We are pulling in a lot of different talent and amazing sponsors for this issue!! Are you Subscribed yet?!?


Here are the Giveaways for September! Entries Close Sept 26th!
And here are the AWESOME sponsors this month!! Make sure to stop by their pages and let them know AHA sent you!



Just a Little Sunshine

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Hello Everyone!! Thanks for stopping by today! Today I have another sweet card and envelope set for you!!
The Ribbon comes from Talking Twine and Trim!
I think that Banners make everything look adorable, don't you?!?
Today is my Day to Post as a Desinger for Pink by Design Stamps! I sure hope that you will stop by!!


You Make Me Happy

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Decorative Tape to embellish Envelope  - MME The sweetest thing Collection
Paper Studio Pre-made card

I love making the envelopes match the cards! Just more space to get creative!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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Trick or TREAT ;)

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Good Morning Friends! Today I have a fun and simple Treat box to share with you all! I downloaded this adorable Chevron box from Party Box Design

I hand cut it, scored and adhered the tabs together.

All it needed was some Ribbon and the witch ( cut with a 2" punch) prinatable found HERE and of course some TREATS!!

I am linking this project to and you should too:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really enjoy sharing what I love with you all and I hope that you have found something inspiring, or learned something new on my blog!
Have a great Day!


A Homespun Affair Color Challenge

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Have you stopped By A Homespun Affair yet?

Subscription is FREE and you are entered into each of the Fabulous Giveaways from our Sponsors upon and maitaing your subscription with us!

We also have a fantastic Color Challenge for this Month!! I hope that you will all play along with us!! I am just in love with the colors chosen for this month!

Orchid, Mint and Granite

And here is the card I created with these Colors.

The Ribbon and Twine are from Talking Twine and Trim
The Sentiment flag is from Authentique

I really hope that you will come and play along with us!!

The Winner for this month will Win the Blue Sky Day Collection from Kite Tails Designs!

I am also linking up this card to:   (Link up is open the entire month!)


The Music to My Song

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I printed off one of my favorite photos of Mason when he was younger. The photo is printed on regular lightweight printer paper. I trimmed it with my paper trimmer, and distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.

The Music Background Paper is from My Minds Eye, Follow your Heart Collection. I used the same distressing technique on this peice. The Black cardstock is a premade card from paper studio. These packs are awesome! I usually use Kraft, Black and White from The Paper Studio.

{I have some pinks and blues, but they are not used nearly as often!}

The twine is from Doodlebug Designs. It is SO bright and Cheerful, I thought it would compliment the nuetral tones in the card.  

The sentiment is from the You Are Stamp set from Pink by Design.

On the inside of a black card, I will usually place a peice of white untextured cardstock to write on, and minimal embellishing. Here, I used the left over peices from the My Minds Eye 6x6 and partially cut a 2 inch circle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. As always, it is so nice to share projects that I love and to hear what you all think!~ I hope that you will come back soon!

Have you joined the Challenge at A Homespun Affair for the September Edition Yet? The Colors for this month are amazing!!

The Colors for this months Challenge are:

Lilac, Mint, and Granite!

I can NOT wait to see what you all come up with!

The Winner of this Month's Challenge will win the Blue Sky Day Collection from Kite Tails Designs!

What are you WAITING FOR!!??


Ink it Pink Challenge - For the Birds

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PbD Challenge – For the Birds

This card is for the Weekly Wednesday Challenge Ink it pink at - We certainly hope that you will come and join us each week for a chance to win!! To link up your Bird Project -

I have a confession to make! I AM OBSESSED WITH WASHI TAPE!!

Aren’t you? I use it in so many ways! Not just in crafting, but really everywhere.

I use Washi to put clear instructions and little notes on Preston’s lunch.  For instance, “Heat 45 sec in Microwave & add to Salad”.  As the tape is repositionable, I don’t have to worry about leaving adhesive on the item and scrubbing like crazy to remove it! I have also used my washi tape to label my Son’s Toy cars, so when he took them to school, they weren’t mixed in with the other kiddos, or the schools.

My Minds Eye has one the most adorable collections available right now, {The Sweetest Thing} and they also create Décor (Washi) Tape to coordinate with this Collection!

Products used for this Card

·         Pink by Design, Faith Stamp Set, “Love Never Fails”

·         My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing Collection, Décor {Washi} Tape

·         DCWV Linen Closet Card Stock Pack {Background Paper}

·         The Paper Studio, Pre-Made White Card Stock and Envie

·         American Crafts, Dear Lizzy Collection, Chipboard pieces

Although these Chipboard pieces are self-adhesive, you will still want to use a dab of zip dry glue. The pieces will fall of otherwise.

Also, if you are looking for a great deal on Washi Tape, check out DownTownTape! You won’t be disappointed!

If you haven’t linked up yet for A Homespun Affairs Link up Party, now is your chance!!

If you own a small Business, such as Down Town Tape, featured above, AHA would LOVE to have you link up with us throughout the Month of September! Come show the readers of AHA what you’ve got!!

I am entering this card into the Following Challenge (s):


It's a Boy! Baby Shower Decor Printables

Good Morning All! If you missed it, the September Edition of A Homespun Affair is out!! To check it out, go to!

For my project in AHA for September, I used some adorable Boy Baby Shower FREE prinatables from Green Apple Paperie! They were designed for Catch My Party and are available for anyone to use for personal use! I just fell in love with the Blue Onsies with the Tie!

I used Yellow Pails, Blue Tissue Paper, Blue Ribbon, Yellow, Blue and White Bubble gum balls, Yellow Twine, Blue straws, and other items to display these adorable printables!!

Make sure to enter AHA's Color Challenge for September! The Colors are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Orchid, Mint & Granite!! And the PRIZE for the winner?!?!

Kite Tails Designs has provided the BLUE SKY DAY COLLECTION for this Month's Challenge winner!! Isn't this collection Darling!?!

Make SURE you subscribe to A Homespun Affair to be entered into our Monthly Giveaways!!

Kite Tails Designs has also provided 2 additional kits to AHA's Readers! So 3 total winners from Kailyn at Kite Tails! ;)
Regina, owner of The Cutting Cafe has provided a $25.00 gift certificate to shop her store for one of AHA's Readers!!!

Emma at My Creative Time has provided a Stamp Set to one of AHA's Readers!

Melissa, KaDoodle Bug Designs Owner, has provided a $25.00 gift certificate to her store for one of AHA's Readers!