Little Prince Blog Hop - Day 1 - Easy Onsies with all FREE PRINTABLES!

Good morning all and welcome to the little Prince Blog Hop! I am so excited to have you stop by for Day 1 of this Hop and I hope that you will return for all 3 days to see what this group of incredible Designers have created for the Little Princes in their lives! 

Also, HAPPY EASTER! Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by! 

First, before I forget, I want to announce the Winner in the event page for the Cuckoo Clock Unity Stamp Set!! 


Please email me your shipping address to homespunelegance.jk@gmail. com

If you would like to win a Unity Stamp Set, Click Here! Entries Close April 1st 2013 at Midnight CST

There are amazing Prizes on each stop of this hop, so be sure not to miss a single one of them! You have 5 Days (Through April 5th at Midnight CST) to get through all of the stops on this Hop. We really just don't want you to rush through, comment and follow for the Prizes! Rather, we would love for you to stop in when you can throughout the week, take your time, enjoy and learn from the projects, and comment and follow the Designers along the way! 

Here is my Project for Today:

Before I tell you how much these Onsies Cost to make TOTAL,  I wanted to show you the end result. 

I made a Chevron Tie, and a Mustaches Tie. I made the Mustache Tie Long and Skinny which seems to be the trend with ties right now, and of course, Mustaches are HOT. The Chevron Onsie is for my Sweet friend Sarah who is Due June 1st!  Also, Jillian Shelton, a Designer on this Hop, just found out Friday that she is having a Little Prince! :) So I made the Mustache one for her!

OKAY - So ready to find out TOTAL COST PER ONSIE? (This price includes the cost of the onsie and NO, I did not buy in bulk or on wholesale!) 

$1.50 each (approx)
breakdown of cost below

I sincerely apologize about the grainy quality of my photos!! I am still using my phone for pictures at the moment! Please bear with me until I can use my DSLR again! How I miss the quality and clarity of that camera! 

I always do something on the rear sides of Onsies! They just feel incomplete if I don't!

What you will need:
I tried to make this a project that everyone can re-create with items most will have already in their household! 
Onsie: Check out your local Dollar Store. I paid 1.10 (with tax)

Avery Light T-Shirt Transfer - I scored these on clearance 6 pack/$4.89     Breakdown per onsie is about .40 cents 

Free Tie Printable -

Free Pattern Printables -

You will likely have: Scissors, Pen, Sharpee Marker, Iron, Printer, Paper
I used a small Circle Punch for the buttons, but if you do not have one, use a Button the size you want and trace and hand cut.

Step 1: Print your pattern (Melstampz linked above, has thousands of free amazing printables in her online Library) onto your Printable Iron-on Transfer

Step 2: Print your Tie Pattern (linked above) and Cut 

Step 3: Trace onto your Iron-on Transfer on back side

Step 4: Hand Cut 

Step 5: Iron Onsie for a flat Surface (Use iron on Cotton Heat)

TIP: Leave a little extra at the neck line to make sure it tucks underneath the Onsie Seam AS SHOWN BELOW

Step 6: Tuck Neck Line under Seam and make sure Tie is placed evenly

Once you start Ironing, there is NO GOING BACK :) 

Step 7: Place a clean cloth (I use a clean Dish Towel) over the Trasfer and iron. Ensure you cover the entire surface of the transfer. 

Step 8: Let Cool before pulling off Transfer Backing 

Tip: Once you have peeled off the Backing do not use your Iron on this again! If any of the corners have not secured completely, place the Onsie inside out in your Dryer on the lowest heat setting available to secure in place. 

For the buttons I used a Small Circle Punch and the Leftover Transfer. I created the Button holes with a Sharpee Marker. Place Buttons where you want them and follow Steps 7 and 8. 

Tip: When Ironing on another transfer, make sure you are not heating any other transfers already in place! From past experience, I assure you, this will ruin your project! What to do instead? Put a protective layer, like cardboard between the Onsie.

I hope you liked this quick, easy and inexpensive way to create a Home Made Onsie!!

Today for my fabulous giveaway, I have the Emily Original Headband and the SET of Trimmers Sunshiney Day from Toxic Sass!! I am super jealous that these are going to someone else! LOL I got to pick the prizes from Toxic Sass, and I'm telling you, this Headband and the Toxic Trimmers are FABULOUS!! 

Emily Original

Sunshiney Day Trimmers Set
Adorable Right!! 

   Below is an inspiration photo on how to use your amazing trimmers!! 

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Here is the Entire Line up for Today March 31st

Remember, Prizes are at each stop and they are ALL FABULOUS! Each stop does have a different entry requirement, so make sure you read their posts to find out how to enter! 

Stop back by here tomorrow morning for another fun project, giveaway, and FAB inspiration from our Designers! 


Feeling a Little Stepford Wives ....

How is this for a Super Simple, yet Totally Sassy Retro Card? 

The Mod paper is Colorbok
Card Base - Paper Studio Pre-Scored Black Card Sized A2
Brown Polka Dots are from Shine On by Basic Grey

and of course, what makes it! 
This Sassy Stamp from Pink by Design! 

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I am linking up this fun card to for link up Tuesday! Come share what you are making this week!

Please Leave a comment! I always love hearing from you! And although I do not usually comment on my own blog, I do read EVERY SINGLE comment left on my blog! 

I hope that everyone is ready for Easter! We will be spending a nice day with the Family! I can't wait to watch Mason hunt for his eggs! Preston too! ;) Yes, Preston still has to track down his eggs each year! I love the tradition!

On Sunday (Easter) the Little Prince Blog Hop begins, so if you catch a little bit of time after Dinner drop on by! It all starts here Sunday Morning at 8 am! The prizes throughout are really incredible! But not as incredible as the Designers and their inspiration projects! 

We have an event party going on in preparation for the Hop. We'd love it if you would stop in and join us! There is a Unity Stamp Set Giveaway going on there now! Join us for your chance to win a 26.00 stamp set!


Paper Crafter Solution!

Did you know that working with paper products, including cardboard leeches oils out of your hands?  Also, hot showers during these cold months already leave us dried out!! 


Here is my solution and it rocks!! I use the Satin Hands Pampering Set and at night I use the Extra Emollient cream on my hands and feet every few nights and cover with socks and gloves! 

I wanted to Wish my Amazing Son, an incredible THIRD BIRTHDAY TODAY! Next Weekend is the Little Prince Blog Hop! Trust me, you will not want to miss out on the amazing prizes throughout each stop on the hop!! I am overwhelmed by the generous Sponsors and Designers that I get to work with on this project!! Join our event page so you don't miss anything!!



A Little Blue, A Little Pink

Isn't this stamp simply adorable! I just love the way Unity Stamps stamp! 

My Minds Eye pre folded Cards blue and pink striped

Lifestyle Crafts Die - in Black
Crinkle Ribbon from Talking Twine and Trim
Spellbinders Die - in pink and blue

Unity Stamp
Blue and Pink Rhinestones
Alphabet Letters - Serendipty pack from Basic Grey


Unity Be Inspired Monthly Challenge - A Mother's Love

Good Morning Friends! 

I have been doing a lot of playing around with Unity Stamps Lately!! They have been having some AMAZING sales that you just won't want to miss! Right now a lot of their Itty Bittys are just 2.77!! 

Unity just launched their Be-Inspired Challenge Blog and I really wanted to play along! I actually ended up making 4 cards for the Challenge! I used the Colors Provided and the Card Sketch, they also have a Layout Sketch for you to choose from. 

So here is my Card and Color Entry: A Mother's Love

I used the Wood Grain Background and SadieGirl Stamp Sets!! 

Here is another Variation of this card that I had made, but something was missing!

You Stole My Heart!
I received this stamp as one of my FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASES ;) I was thrilled!!

The Heart Stamp that I used in the Background is one of many awesome stamps in the Blossom Soup Stamp Set!! 


 Well, what do you think? The colors and sketch give you so much to work with!! Come Link up!! 

I am Hosting a Blog Hop Beginning on March 31st through April 5th! Unity Stamp Co has provided some amazing prizes for some of our Attendees!! Here is just a few that will be given away throughout the Hop, so Make sure you Join!! 



Congratulations!! You make Cute Babies!!

This stamp set is an Itty Bitty from Unity

On the inside of these Mini Cards it says Congratulations, You make cute babies!!

Have you tried Paper Piecing yet? Just stamp your image on different sets of paper, hand cut the portion that you want to Pop out and VOILA!!

The Paper is from Serendipty Line from Basic Grey and the Twine is from American Crafts. I also used a Sakura red glaze pen to hight a few parts on the Diaper and Hangers. I also used the Glaze Stardust to highlight the Heart.

To do the paper piecing, Stamp 1 image on the base, and another on a coordinating paper. Here I used the Cream and Green. Cut around the image that you want to highlight. In this case, I cut out the diapers and used pop dots for some dimension.


The case of the Vanishing Cookies!

These Cookies are so delicious they just seem to vanish!! 

For the Unity Stamp Giveaway, CLICK HERE 

Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees

Cream together 1/2 Cup Shortening and 1 stick ( 8 TBLS) of room temperature butter

Add 1 teaspoon of each; Vanilla, Baking Soda, Salt and mix thoroughly

Mix in 2 eggs. Your batter will look seperated, do not be alarmed!

Add in 3/4 C each Granulated sugar and Brown Sugar and mix until blended

Gradually add in 2 Cups of Flour. Once blened add in 3/4 Cups of Oatmeal and 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips

Bake for 10-12 minutes. 

When I make a cookie Dough, I usually double or triple the recipe, and freeze. If I have a last minute party or guests, it is SO simple to pull them out and have fresh baked cookies on hand, like I was prepared!! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

For the Unity Stamp Giveaway, CLICK HERE 

Want to see a list of the prizes being given away at the Little Prince Party Blog Hop?

Make sure to join to find out how to win!! And I'd SURE LOVE IT if you would stop by their Facebook Pages and Let them know you came from here!!

Sponsors and prizes:

Unity Stamp Co

1. Andie Girl
2. Crazy for Daisies
3. Here's the Ticket
4. Dots for Sure
5. You give me tiny butterflies
6. Simple Things

Downtown Tape
PRIZES: 10 rolls of Washi Tape and 25 Tags

Heartstring Designs
1. $35.00 Kit of the Month for Feb
2. $35.00 Kit of the Month for Mar

Pink By Design
Prize: Stamp Set


Tsunami Rose Designs
PRIZE: Two Winners will receive 1 (one each) 6 Page Printable Paper Packs Exclusively Made for this Hop!! Little Prince Printable Pack!

Paper Sweeties
1. Jake Stamp Set
2. You're my Prince Charming Stamp Set

PRIZE: $25.00 in Product

100 Proof Press Stamps Shop
PRIZE: $15 gift card

Close to My Heart, Elizabeth Mindemann

Talking Twine and Trim

Just a Bit of Paper

Paper Crafting World
PRIZE: $10.00 Gift Certificate

Creative Kuts
PRIZE: $50.00 Gift Certificate