Wednesday

Craft Junction Guest Designer - Table Cards & Sweet Gifts!

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 These little placards and Party Favors were EASILY created with just a few punches and this awesome kit from Craft Junction! 

http://craftjunction.com/shop/so-sweet/

This Kit is on Sale right now for 19.99, so you'd better get yours before they are gone!! There are over 55 sheets of pattered paper, alpha letters, DoodleBug Acrylic Dots, Asorted Darling Buttons, 3D Stickers, Flowers, Teal Alpha Sticlers and a 12 x 12 sheet of stickers! I've been having a blast with this kit, and I still have a ton of product left to play with!! 







What would YOU create with this Kit? 




Sunday

Craft Junction Guest Designer - Inspiration Frame

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Featured Designer Craft Junction - Day One




Hey all! Today I've got a fun and thrifty find that I altered into a little Inspiration Frame! Sometimes, we all just need a little reminder and pick me up! I made this frame to do that for me! 

I went on a fun Goodwill trip trip last week and found a few frames and wooden pieces that I could alter at a great price! That is always exciting for me! I know I am going to cover the, with Paint or Paper, so the way they look, or even if they have glass in them is not an issue for me! 



Here is the frame as purchased! 



And here it is Finished off with the "So Sweet" Kit from Craft Junction! 



Pretty Amazing Transformation I must say!! 

Everything you see here except the Twine and Burlap and Dream Ribbon (Textiles) are from this kit! 

I also added in some of My Favorite Sentiment Stamps From Pink by Design to finish it off! The Semi Circle Puch was created with a few of the one word stamps, and I placed them to fit in the Circle how I wanted, and then pressed down on my Acrylic Block to keep them in that shape and stamped as normal. Also the sentiment "You Mustn't be afraid to Dream a little Bigger, Darling" is from Pink by Design as well! Is that not a fabulous sentiment for a pick me up?

The "So Sweet" Kit comes with these flowers all ready cut, so all you have to do is pull them out, and roll them! I loved the Buttons and Alpha Letters too! Top it off with a few hand cut banners, and Punches in the arrows and Butterflies and your frame is complete!! 
It is so easy to wrap frames and unfinished wood pieces! I hope that you will try it! 


If you aren't a fan of Craft Junction yet, what are you waiting for! You will definitely want to keep their Facebook posts in your news feed! They have amazing giveaways and prizes for their readers, and of course some fantastic inspiration from incredible designers! 
You can Follow them on Facebook, or on Pinterest! 


Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today!! Make sure you stop by for another Project with the so Sweet Kit on Tuesday!! 


If you missed my First Project with this Kit, make sure to stop by! It is such an awesome Layout with my Little Love, Mason!! 




Friday

Craft Junction Featured Designer - Little Love Layout

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HELLO EVERYONE! And welcome to my first Post as Featured Designer for Craft Junction!! 



I got to select one for the incredible Kits from their Store to create with and I chose the "So Sweet" Kit! 

Isn't this Kit So Sweet!! ;) 



It was so much fun to work with! My first Project was a Layout for a photo I utterly adore of my Son when he was almost a year old! ;) lol He might just hate me when he gets older, but I LOVE this picture! I just haven't had the right products to ever complete the layout until I saw this kit!! I am so happy with the way it turned out! 


I did some hand stitching on the Base of the Frame. To do this, just cut a template of the shape you want out of Card Stock. I hand Cut mine, but you can use any Die Cut! Place a tiny amount of Adhesive to keep the template in place until you are done piercing the paper. I used a needle and began piercing around the template. I did not measure, just eye balled the spaces between the piercing. 


I threaded the hearts with a wax covered twine. 



This kit also comes with an entire Stack of DCWV Cardstock 
I hadn't purchased this stack yet, but when I really started looking at it and working working with it, I have no idea how I hadn't! It is SUCH an awesome stack! 



I love the stickers, embellishments, and Alpha Letters that come with this kit! 



I also Stiched in an "M" for Mason in one of the hearts! I love this base paper, it has the wood grain that I love so much with some hearts flowing into the grain, so I thought it was just perfect for the hearts and initials! 



And Finally A Close up of my "Little Love"

So what do you all think!!? A pretty Incredible Kit Huh?? Craft Junction has more than Kits in the store too! They have everything a Crafter needs to create some fun and amazing projects! 

I hope I've inspired you to get out those photos you haven't put to use yet! What I love about Kit;s is that you know the products are all going to coordinate! One of the most time consuming and difficult parts of the creative process is already done for me with a great kit!! 

SO Make sure to stop on over! The Capture Life Kit and Spring Awakening Kit are also two other of my Favorites!! 

Monday

Weekend Retreat Fun!! And the Winner of The Tiger's Eye Earrings!!


So this weekend was filled with FUN FUN FUN at the Ain't She Crafty Retreat!

The Make and Takes were fantastic, the Prizes AMAZING, and the room was filled with some extraordinary Talent!! I was so amazed, thrilled and excited to be a part of this retreat! It was the first annual Ain't She Crafty Retreat! If you aren't signed up on Beth's Blog - make sure to sign up to get the notifications for next's years retreat! {It will likely be held in the FABULOUS state of Washington, and I certainly plan to be in attendance!!}

 Here is most of the group!

Elizabeth Matsko, Myself, and my Lovely GF Tash Brooke {Natasha Harding Brooke}


Myself, Elizabeth Matsko, and Beth Kingston


lol Woo Hoo!! A picture of me Hard at work!! 


This was snuck in by the Fabulous photographer at the event! Make sure to Check out Busy Bee Photography! She taught an incredible class on photography, and took some amazing photos of the event! 


Another photo of the Group! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I've got a super busy week of editing photos, posts, and Guest Design Team work that I can't wait to share with you all!! 

And a lot of Housework since I was out this weekend ;) and the house was run by the Men! 



ALSO AS PROMISED!! Guess who the winner of the Tiger's Eye Sterling Silver Earrings is? I am SUPER excited to announce that it is my DEAR SWEET FRIEND Heather Flaherty of PaperCrafterAnonymous!!

I absolutely ADORE Heather! If you haven't Checked out her blog recently you absolutely have to! She is SUCH an inspiration to me, and has been there for me in more ways than I can begin to say, so i am SUPER happy that she won! Heather, I love you girlie, and I don't need your address or anything! lol I will get them in the mail this week!!


Saturday

Create your own Stamped Jewelry


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Happy Saturday Morning Ya'll! I have a fun project for you to try this weekend!! It's SUPER DUPER EASY!!

Want to try your own Handmade Jewelry? It is easier than you think!! Believe it or not, this is a stamped piece of paper, stamped with a Pink by Design Sentiment, and set in a Cobochon Setting with Crackle Finish Glue. 




Place on a chain, and you have a Custom, one of a kind piece of Jewelry with your favorite Sentiment!! How COOL is that?!?!  




There you have it! How easy was that?!? 

Thursday

Cards Magazine May Challenge Submission Project 2




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Hey Guys!! I am playing along with the Cards Magazine Challenge for May! 




The Colors to play along with are Coral, Turquoise and Yellow! My Favorite Color Combo, so how could I resist!!??



Come play along with us! This month's winner will receive a great package from DeNami Designs! You have until May 21st to Submit your project AND Cards Magazine will be featuring their favorite cards submitted! Pretty Exciting Stuff!

Here is my Card for the Challenge. Lately I've been noticing the use of white space (or lack there of). I LOVE the look, however, I seem to not ever be able to stop myself from adding "just a little bit more!!" 


I hope you like it!! The Sticker Embellishments are of course from My Minds Eye, "The Sweetest Thing Tangerine!"

I also FINALLY used my Sew Easy tool to create the threaded Chevrons. I really like how simple it was, and I didn't have to be concerned about paper peircing straight, and my sewing machine would never get even close to the size of these! Do you use Sew Easy or Sew Ribbon? Which Heads are your favorites?

Don't forget to get your cards in!! Here is the Link: 

Tuesday

May Challenge - Cards Magazine



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Hey Guys!! I am playing along with the Cards Magazine Challenge for May! 





The Colors to play along with are Coral, Turquoise and Yellow! My Favorite Color Combo, so how could I resist!!??

Come play along with us! This month's winner will receive a great package from DeNami Designs! You have until May 21st to Submit your project AND Cards Magazine will be featuring their favorite cards submitted! Pretty Exciting Stuff!

Here is my Card for the Challenge. Lately I've been noticing the use of white space (or lack there of). I LOVE the look, however, I seem to not ever be able to stop myself from adding "just a little bit more!!" ;) 




I hope you like it!! I love the simplicity of it, and the Heidi Swapp Chevron paper is a perfect fit!!

Let me know what you think! Do you like the new trend of white space? Do you find it hard to stop also? LOL 

Don't forget to get your cards in!! Here is the Link: 


Saturday

Pink by Design Stamp Set Giveaway Winner Announcement



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Hey Guys! Welcome back and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Hopefully while you are reading this, I am sleeping in and have a pot of Coffee on already ;) What is it that you ask for on Mother's Day? 

How fitting that this giveaway ended on the same day that the NEWEST Pink arrival has come! This little guys name is Grayson Alexander Hamer and he is an incredibly Handsome little man! Stop on over and send Sarah some Love on her new arrival! 


GRAYSON ALEXANDER HAMER

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and her family you are truly missing out! Not only is she just incredibly talented as a stamp designer and designer in general, but she has a beautiful and loving heart, and to me, that is oje of the most important things ever! She is so giving and so kind, and she is a fabulous Mommy!! 



Her Kiddos, Jaxen and Alexis are SUCH well mannered and sweet children, it amazes me at times! When I leave Sarah's I always want to pack the kiddos in the back and bring them home with me! Well, I just wanted to show some love to one of my favorite Mommies around & send big hugs! Love you all! 



Now onto the Winner!! The stamp set is the Pink by Design Stamp Set Bracketful! I LOVE this stamp set! It has different sentiments for so many uses! Here are a few cards I've made with this set. 








 The Winner is..................................................




Glaylynn at NeatThingsBoutique!! WOO HOO!!



All Blog and Facebook Winners of Homespun Elegance, Mary Kay or any of my Sites have 7 days to contact me at homespuneleghance.jk@gmail.com with their Shipping Addresses after announcement or their prize (s) will be forfeited and used for another giveaway at a later date. Shipping may take up to 4-6 weeks, so please be patient until then. If it has been over 4 weeks, please contact me. I provide the tracking number within a few days of shipment.


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MARY KAY MICRODERMABRASION SET

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Tigers Eye Sterling Silver Earrings

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