Curtain Call Challenge - Sunflower Surprise Lead & Show Stoppers

The Curtain Call Challenge Lead & Show Stoppers have been revealed for the Sunflower Surprise Challenge! Be sure to see who won a set from this awesome Sponsor! 

If you haven't joined the Curtain Call Challenge yet, you are SOOOO missing out! Every two weeks you get amazing inspiration from absolutely amazingly talented Designers AND a chance to win some FABULOUS prizes!!

Be sure to grab our badge and show your Stage Presence! and come back on October first to see what the next Challenge is!!

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Crafty Chicks Blog Hop Winner!!

Good Morning Ya'll! Ready to know who won the $25.00 Gift Certificate to Shop 3 Girl JAM from attending the Crafty Chicks September Blog Hop?

Congratulations Debbie Minter! 

Please contact me to claim your prize @ 
homespunelegance {dot} jk {at}

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DIY Burlap Photo Art

Good Morning Guys and Gals! I've decided to make a photo wall in my Bedroom. I have vaulted ceilings and one of the walls comes out about 6 inches! Floor to Ceiling photos are going to look amazing! Each Frame will be different, and some will be plates, trays, canvases and frames ;) I can't wait to get everything done! It's going to take some time aquiring and making everything that I am going to need to complete it, so a before and after photo will take some time, but here is a little snapshot!

This is simply a wood block wrapped in burlap and secured to the back with a glue gun. Add a Photo Hanger in the back to hang it on the wall.

I used Maya Road Embellishments and Corrugated Fancy Pants Paper to complete this adorable photo holder! 

While sorting through my photos, I have realized that it is time for some new family portraits! I didn't do it for a while because Mason would tell me  "no more pictures mommy!" but now he will tell me to take a picture of that, or this ;) and he hams it up, so I am totally going to take advantage of that while I can before *POOF* it is gone again in true 3 year old fashion!

Happy Hump Day Everyone! 

If you haven't checked out the Crafty Chicks Blog Hop yet, there is STILL time! You can win a FABULOUS Gift Certificate to Shop our wonderful Designer and Sponsor 3 Girl JAM

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Curtain Call Challenge - Sunflower Surprise

We have a big surprise for you...a Sunflower Surprise!

photo credit:

Clearly Besotted Stamps is our fabulous sponsor for Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Sunflower Surprise!  Stephanie Wincott, owner of Clearly Besotted Stamps generously provided Blooming Marvellous Stamps and Die Collection for our challenge today!

Clearly Besotted Stamps is offering a wonderful prize to our Sunflower Surprise LEAD, too...Marvellous Blooms Stamps and Die Collection!

Make sure to stop in at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog to check out the other FABULOUS DESIGNS!!!  The team ROCKED this one!

I made a Fall Banner for my project ;) Since I live in Kansas Sunflowers are EVERYWHERE which is fantastic as they are one of my favorite flowers!

 Aren;t these die and stamp sets INCREDIBLE!? and now YOU get the chance to win them! Make sure to join us and share the challenge! 

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Back to School with the Crafty Chicks!

Good Morning Ya'll! And welcome back to another Monthly Inspirational Blog Hop with the lovely ladies in the Crafty Chicks! I am so honored to be a part of this amazing and sweet creative team! We really just wanted to have our little space where we could really create what we love. Thanks Ladies for having me!! {HUGS}

So all of you Hoppers today have an exciting chance to win a $25.00 Shopping Spree to 3 Girl JAM! If you haven't seen their Crinkle Ribbons yet, head on over to soak in some luscious hues! Enter in the Rafflecopter Below! Be sure to stop by Daily and SHARE this Hop and put your entry into the Rafflecopter for an additional Entry!

Now on to my project! I wanted to create a sweet little note journal and I was thinking more of a Teenage girl. What is fabulous about this project is it was essentially FREE to create!

Start with any thin chipboard. Here I used Krafts Delicious Turkey Stuffing box! ;) I mustve saved this one for a while now!!

 Cut your pieces to the desired size. Mine is a 5x3 journal. It is wrapped in wrapping paper and corrugated cardboard that I saved from the packing from my patio bench. 

Simply place your paper inside the covers and hot glue the seam then hot blue the corregated cardboard around the binding of the book and let dry! 

 And here is an inside view

Embellish as you desire! I used May Arts Ribbon String SM-09 and a Campfire Button from Pinque Peacock.

Thank you so much for stopping in today! Now on to the Lovely   Krysthle Poitras
Elizabeth Mindemann
Megan McCoy
Nicole Robinson 
Valerie Ward
Julie Kraling
Heidi Wunderlich
Mary Ann Jenkins  

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Happy Father's Day

How about a little Father's Day Inspiration? Definitely not the right time, but always nice to have a couple on hand! I am loving using stamped backgrounds and using a simple tag with a sentiment! Isn't this so darling and simple!?


Scrap Cardstock
Momento Ink
Sweet Stamp Shop Man Set
Momento Black ink pen

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Sweet Finds into Sweet Treasures

I scored these from the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby at 90% Off! That made them 60 cents each! 

 I pried off the sea horses. Two of the neighbor girls had been eyeballing them so they got to choose which one they wanted ;) 

I painted them in Tiffany Blue which is the common Accent color throughout my home. 

Pick out your favorite stamps and stamp! Spray with a Matt Acrylic Spray


Old Fashioned Afternoon Stamp Set by Sweet Stamp Shop
Momento Ink

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You're Sweet with Lawn Fawn

I am so in love with this sweet Lawn Fawn Set "Admit One"! There are just way too many ways that it can be used! 


White card stock
Bazzill Cardstock
WOW Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Sakura Glaze Pens
Momento Ink
Lawn Fawn Stamp Set "Admit One"

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Back to School Curtain Call Challenge

Good Morning Everyone! Can you Believe it is September!!? I'm absolutely blown away by how quickly life just passes!! 

Today we have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Curtain Call Challenge Blog! I can't wait to see what you come up with! This Challenge the theme is Back to School using this inspiration photo! 

If you haven't joined this challenge yet, there are so many reasons to play along! First, you are getting inspiration from some incredible designers every other week! 

Second, have you checked out the amazing Prizes? Our Stage Crew has secured some uh_MAZING sponsors for each challenge so make sure to play along! AND DON'T forget to display our badge on your blog!! 

For the challenge I went with the chalkboard elements in the inspiration photo. I used the May Arts Chevron Ribbon and DCWV Chalckboard Paper and used a piece of Scrap Paper at the top! Isn't it beautiful!? 

This frame was .25 cents at a yard sale!! That makes for one fabulous and frugal teachers gift!!

Now, it's your turn!  To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

1.  Create a new paper project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item) based on the inspiration photo.
2.  Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to the this challenge here at the Curtain Call.  Feel free to copy and paste the inspiration template in your post; however, it is not required.
3.  Complete the Inlinkz section below using the direct link to your project before the deadline on September 10th at 8:00 AM CDT.

The LEAD and Show Stoppers will be chosen by the crew and announced on September 14th at 8:00 AM CDT.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Curtain Call!  That's a wrap!

please grab our badges! 

If you haven't yet, stop by and Link up your blog with the Blog Roll Link Up Party to be featured next week!!

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