Free Studio Session with Zendejas Photography - WINNER

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Hey All!! Are you so bummed that the weekend is ending so soon?? BUT ....... Great news is that next week is a shirt week! What are your Plans for the Fourth? 

My little bug doesn't like loud noises, so the 4th is always hit or miss with him ;) 

I hope that you will all stop by starting tomorrow!! I am SOOO Excited to be able to share my projects as the Growing in Unity Gal!

ONE LUCKY WINNER WHO COMMENTS ON MY POSTS EACH DAY WILL RECEIVE 2 ITTY BITTY UNITY STAMPS from Unity Stamp Co, so be sure to come back to comment each day to be entered!! 

And now what you all have been waiting for!

The Winner of the FREE Studio Portrait Session with Zendejas Photography is...................

Brigeete Kurtenbach


Please email me at:

homespunelegance dot jk at gmail dot com

to claim your prize!! 

All winners have 14 days to claim their prize or their prize is forfeighted

This Coupon expires December 31st, 2013


3 Girl JAM Winner Giveaway!! U PICK 5 BUNDLE

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So are you ready to find out who was the Winner of the 3 Girl JAM U PICK 5 Bundle Giveaway?!


How awesome was it of Julie to giveaway 5 BUNDLES to one lucky winner! Thank you so much Julie! You have made one FANS DAY!

And the Winner is......

  •  Jean Bullock 

Congratulations Jean! 

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As with all giveaways through Homespun Elegance
winners have 14 days to claim their prize
Sponsors have 4-6 weeks to ship prize, so please be patient!
We know you are super excited, but lets give em some time to get it in the mail!

Please stop by again on Monday as my Growing in Unity Gal Week Begins!! WOO HOO!! 

So excited to be a Guest Designer for Unity Stamp Co!! 


Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Guest Designer - Superhero Backpack

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Good Morning Friends! Excited it's Friday? I'm a little groggy today as this was not one of my normal pre-posted projects!! So my deadline of 5 am is swiftly approaching!!  It is 4:24 am - TALK about getting in under the wire! Starbucks opens in ONE HOUR - START COUNT DOWN!   

It's not that my project hasn't been done, but there is SO MUCH more that I have in mind to use with this Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons file that I just wasn't realistic about all I could get done!! Hmmmmm Sound like a lot of us maybe?

What I get to share with you today was another really fun project for my kiddo. Mason was able to help me the "painting" (Actually spraying, of this bag, and he had THE best time!) I do suggest stripping your little one down to their diapers tho! It was messy as is any 3 year old activity!! 

Grab your Bag 
I used this bag from 3 Girl JAM - it is only 3.00 - snag the 14x18 backpack
An old sheet or lots of newspaper 
to catch the spray
A Spritzer 
Pick these up in your local stores travel size toiletries section - they are WAY less expensive here than in your crafting store!
Fabric Paint
I used Tulip Fabric Paint - diluted 3/4 water and 1/4 Fabric paint

Go outside and go to town spraying your bag! Its fun for you and the kiddos! Let dry at least 48 hours.

We used the Cutting File from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Store "Superheros" Let me tell you, my kiddo is in LOVE with this file! I had to print them all out the first night onto card stock and he slept with Captain America! No joke, this Momma wasn't getting any sleep that night if he didn't have his MIGHTY Captain America with him! ;) 

Aren't they SO CUTE!?

I printed off the Captain America Jpeg onto Avery Printable Iron on Transfer. One thing I will mention is I had NO IDEA that the WHITE would not transfer over. All of the white ended up clear and the Blue Fabric Paint is seeping through heavily. I will be looking into different Transfers for this reason. If you have any suggestions send them my way!

Hand cut around the image
place onto your bag image side down
Use and old (clean) kitchen towel to cover the Iron On and Iron
Let completely cool before peeling away backing

For the Letters I used my Imagine and printed them in black
REMEMBER: FLIP LETTERS! lol I have a note sticking to my image with these words and you still wouldn't believe HOW many times I have to re-print anything with words on it because I forgot to flip the image! 

And that's IT! Now my little bug has a bag that he puts all of his Mighty Heros in to take to Grandmas and Grandpas! Of course he also just puts in on and runs around the house with it too ;) 

I have so many projects I will be doing with this file for my kiddos room, and actually plan to redo his room in this theme! I can't wait to share them as I get them completed! I will be making over:

Pillow Cases
His Craft Table & Chairs
Making a Personalized Story Book with Might Captain Mason

Think of all of the ways this file can be used! for your little one!

I absolutely love the cutting files, printable papers, and stamp images from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. The Designer, Lisa Norris is incredibly talented! I hope that you will check her out! 


Oh, and I HIGHLY recommend signing up for the Newsletter!! Every Friday you get a free file from Lisa and exclusive in the know about Coupon Codes!! 

They also have a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE


If you don't have a cutting machine like the silhouette or software that work on your Electronic Die cutting machine (IE - Cricut Expression, Pazzles, etc) believe it or not you can STILL use these files! While I have a cameo, I did not use it for this project. Here are a few alternatives to use Cutting files without the Cameo:

Use the Jpeg image provided on most Files (Read the description first to make sure what you are purchasing comes with one!)

Print on Cardstock or Iron on transfer as I did here

Handcut around image: As I did here

Use a Die and your Big Shot or other handcranked Die Machine to cut around image and use on your project as you do any other Die!

Its super easy! 



Friend, you are the BEST! - 3 Girl JAM - Guest Designer Project!

And now it's time, to say goodbye!!

I've had SUCH a great time posting as a Guest Designer for 3 Girl JAM this month!! But as all good things do, this too must come to an end! Thank you all so much for stopping by and checking out my projects and leaving such wonderful comments!

Don't forget to get your entries in for this amazing giveaway!! The U PICK 5 Bundle at 20 bucks is a fantastic deal! but you also get the chance to WIN here! This giveaway ends tonight, so be sure to enter if you haven't yet!! Details at bottom of Post!!

Now onto my project for today! I created an Easel Card with the 3 Girl JAM Coffee Bundle. This Bundle is great to go with any project you are creating because the colors are so neutral. Not to say that they aren't amazing and rich colors, but because of the Creams and Tawnies they can be mixed with any project you are working on!

I used the My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing" for this card ;0) I think most of you know by now this is my Favorite Pack that I have been working with lately! I've show cased it so many times!! It is my go to Kit!! 

And made a sweet little bow at the Bottom with my bow maker, which is also sold in the 3 Girl JAM store! You get perfect Bows Every Single time, and at 6.99 this thing is a Steal!! 

Well, thank you all so much!! And thank you Julie for your Fabulous Giveaway and letting me have so much fun and to Create with your FANTASTIC Products!! 

If you've missed any of my Guest Posts you can view them here:

Week three; 3 Girl JAM Post

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Mary Anns Birthday Surprise Hop

Mary Ann's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!! 

Hello All! I am Very thrilled to be participating in this hop with my sweet and talented friend Miranda! Miranda and her Mother are the best of friends and Miranda wanted to surprise her Mommy for her 65th Birthday {today!} with a Blog Hop in her honor! Isn't that sweet as can be!? I jumped at the chance! At the last stop along the Hop today, you will get the chance to visit the Birthday Girls blog, so I hope you will give her a BIG HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT!!

You should have arrived from Teresa's Blog, or if you are just joining the hop, please jump on over to Miranda's Blog to join in all of the fun and giveaways! Our lovely host Miranda is giving away a Michaels or JoAnns Gift Card {WINNERS CHOICE} to one lucky hopper! To be entered into this giveaway, simply Hop on to each of the stops and leave a comment for each designer along the way! Winner will be announced on Mirandas Blog on Friday! 

Mary from Cardz TV with Mary is sponsoring our fun hop and giving away TWO stamp sets! Make sure to LIKE Cardz TV Stamps on Facebook and give Mary a big Shout from the Surprise Birthday Bash for Mary Ann! 

Here is my Project! I used a Unity Image stamp and a 

Unity Sentiment! 

Miranda described her Mom's hobbies and interests and some of the things that stood out to me was that Mary Ann gives selflessly, and was always a Mother, before anything else! ;) Mary Ann also is a florist and loves flowers and gardening! So this Stamp from unity Stamp Co is simply a perfect fit for Mary Ann! I love the sentiment too! Although it isn't the traditional Birthday card, I think it is just perfect for Mary Ann ;)

This adorable Seam Binding is from Paper Sweeties
The Button is Tim Holtz and I used Corrugated Kraft Cardstock and Faber-Castell Big Brush Pens to ink the image stamp. I love the way the image turned out! 

I simply added a little stitching at the top  and that completed this card! 

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Shelley! 

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire

 line up: HAPPY HOPPING!


Pink by Design and Close to My Heart

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Saturday Morning all! 

I made this card about a month ago and have been dying to share it, but there has been so much going on lately that I haven't been able to post it until today! 

This paper is from the Dream Pop Paper set from CTMH! Isn't it adorable! I LOVE the embossing on the papers! 

Although this set is no longer available you can purchase your CTMH Products check out Elizabeth Mindemann - CTMH Consultant! 

And be sure to check out her Facebook Page for an unending supply of CTMH Inspiration!! 

I made a Gatefold Card out of White Cardstock 

For the Stamps, I used the Pink by Design "Save the Tata's" and "Breast Wishes"

I just LOVE the way you can choose to either piece these images together, or stamp them all on the same piece of paper! I chose to do some paper piecing and to stamp the Lingerie onto a patterned piece of cardstock from the CTMH Dream Pop Kit! 

I used American Crafts Twine to tie off the card when Closed and that's a wrap!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you love this card as much as I do! I really love the way it turned out!

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Pinque Peacock Love, Giveaway & Exclusive Coupon Code!

Hello Peacocks!! Jessica here from Homespun Elegance

I met the Lovely Jessica Buffa a little over 2 years ago, and friends, let me tell you, this girl is just sweet as strawberry pie! I couldn't be more excited to be a Guest Pinquette for today! 

I got the most DELICIOUS Pinque goodies to play with!

Make sure to stop by the Pinque Peacock Facebook Page to Shop, LIKE and OHHHHH and AWWW

OK, I absolutely LOVE being able to snap accessories off and on to coordinate different pieces! When I got in these adorable rolled Fabric Flowers from Pinque Peacock, I KNEW I had to have my own accessories with them! I had just gotten this darling Lace Dress, but I thought it needed a little accessorizing, but I had no idea what, until I got my Pinque Package!! After that, it completely fell together on it's own! 

What I LOVE about this, is I can take them off, and put them on other items quickly and easily to accessorize and I'm out the door! 

I added a Pin to the back with a little hot glue & as easy as Pie, I can accessorize any way I choose! 

I just couldn't get enough! so the next day I grabbed my Flowers and added them to my Tank Top for a little Pinque Flare! 

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I can't resist these camera Fabric Covered Buttons! 
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Birthday Coordinates - Altered Gift Bag, Card and Frame

I am so excited to announce that I was selected to be the Sweet Altered Artist for the Sweet Stamp Shop! If you haven't stopped in the store yet, there are some AMAZING stamps sets that I just can't WAIT to show you my projects with them!

The Sweet Stamp Shop has 3 New Sets to fill your Sweet Tooth Cravings!

Admit One
Wheelie Like You

All righty! So here is what I came up with for the two sets I got to play with!

I created a Coordinate Set for a Birthday Bash! Complete with an altered Gift Bag, Mini Card, and the Gift {Altered Frame}

This Set is from the Admit One Stamp Set

I absolutely adore the way this set turned out!

I used the Basic Grey line, Shine On for the papers and embellishments, and did a lot of paper piecing to add layers, color and texture to the stamped images. 

I used both the Spin and Admit One sets on the Bag - The Arrow pointing to the Happy Birthday Sentiment is from the RELEASED TODAY Spin Set and is oh so cute!!

The Balloon image is so fun for Paper Piecing to get the different patterns onto the balloons! 

First, Stamp the image onto your background. Then stamp your image onto coordinating pieces of paper as many times as your piece calls for. Here, I needed 3 balloons so I stamped 3 different sheets of paper. 

Hand Cut around the images carefully I knew that I would also be using these on the frame, so I took great care to cut them carefully to ensure that I could use all of the pieces! 

Always try to think "Outside the Box" errr frame in this case! See how my balloons edge off of the frame a bit? I simply stamped the background stamp with the stamp hanging off the frame a little. Build up your layers with Pop Dots for dimension and you have a perfect Paper Pieced Project! 

Do you like to alter or upcycle? Do you have any $ saving ideas for us?!

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Altered Photo Bag - 3 Girl JAM Guest Designer!


Thank you so much for stopping in for another FUN FILLED project! I am incredibly excited to be sharing this project as a Guest Designer for 3 Girl JAM today! These bags are SUPER FUN to work with! I sure hope you will get one and give this a try! 

If you missed my first two projects featuring 3 Girl JAM Products, I hope you will take the time to stop by and let me know what you think! 

Week one; 3 Girl JAM Post
Week two; 3 Girl JAM Post

I used Tulip Fabric Paint, and Diluted it about 1/3 paint, and 2/3 water, and put it in a Spray Bottle, and went to town!! 

I took an old torn sheet outside and spray until I had the color I wanted. 

I distressed the bag with brown inks. Crinkle your Bag so you have a textured look when finished.

Using Circle Punches and Hot Glue, I made different size rosettes in the Merlot, London Fog, and Antique White 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon! These Colors are beautiful!! 

I used a CD Binder Insert and hand stitched it to the bag. 

Using my Unity Stamps and Stayzon ink in Timber Brown, I stamp a variety of my favorite images and sentiments to the bag. 

I grabbed a modge podge of my favorite embellishments and just started placing them around the "frame" (CD Insert) 

I used an assortment of Buttons from 3 Girl JAM, 
The Rosettes I made from the London Fog, Merlot, and Antique White Crinkle Ribbon
and of course this incredible bag form 3 Girl JAM!! 

And this is how it turned out!! 

Kind've cool huh!!?

I hope you love this project as much as I do! Don't forget to Follow 3 Girl JAM so you don't miss out on their New Releases, Sales, inspiration and Fun Challenges and Giveaways!! 

so you don't miss a thing!! 

Don't forget to come back Next Week to see an all New Project using 3 Girl JAM Products!! I can tell you, it's one of my FAVORITE projects!! 

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Products used and linked on this blog may have been supplied for promotional purposes by the company(ies) listed but any opinion provided of products are my own and not swayed by receipt of product. Affiliate links are used on this site, however this does not cost you, the reader, more to purchase. The company(ies)/Manufacturers pay for this service. Also, often the company(ies)/Manufacturers will provide a Coupon Code for all readers!