Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sneak Peak of A Homespun Affair July Issue

Hi everyone! Are you as excited as I am about the next issue of A Homespun Affair??? Well, you won't have to wait much longer as the second issue will be released tomorrow, on July 1st!!! In the mean time, here is a sneak peak at the project I created for the color challenge!!! 

So, what do you think this is??? 

The colors for next month are red, white, and blue!!! And guess what?? I am the sponsor for this month's prize for the color challenge! This month's prize is $25 in product from Close to My Heart ♥. Would you like to know what the prize is? Well you are just going to have to come back tomorrow to see my completed project for the color challenge and the details of the prize! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Link Up for Pink Challenge Number 3

Hi Everyone!!

Yolie and her design team are hosting a Link Up for Pink challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness. You can find out more info on her BLOG!

Here is my submission ---- a very simple card that speaks volumes. So many women are affected by this terrible disease. We all need to find the courage and strength to fight the disease and we need the love of our family and friends to keep us going. The stamped words come from My Pink Stamper - Hope and Courage.

The paper comes from Close to My Heart and the "flags" were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge also from CTMH. The flower is from Prima. 

Remember to do your monthly self breast exam and get your yearly mammogram!

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Homespun Affair - Color Challenge!!!


Have you entered the color challenge yet from A Homespun Affair? You still have time! 
This month's colors salmon, yellow and pink! You may create ANYTHING you want using the colors above. You have until June 26th to submit your projects! Visit Click on this LINK to submit your project!
Here is the prize from our sponsor Gel-a-tins!

My project is an altered wooden frame! I painted the frame pink using acrylic paint. I added a string of pearl around the heart in the center of the frame.

I used white flowers from Prima and colored them using my Copic Markers (salmon, canary yellow, and forest green). The opaque pearls are from Close to My Heart.

The stamped sentiment and butterflies also comes from Close to My Heart from the Pair a Phrase stamp set. 

Make sure you enter your project for a chance to win!!!! 
Tiffany ~ AHA Design Team

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Homespun Affair - 1st Issue!!!---WINNER; Color Challenge!


I hope that you are as excited as I am!!!!! Today is the launch of the e-magazine A Homespun Affair! Jessica Kephart is the young woman who spearheaded the effort. Myself and some other VERY talented ladies jumped board on for the ride and the rest is history!!

There are many sections of the magazine to keep you busy!!! We have guest designers, challenges, tutorials (The Crafty Teacher - ME!!!), and other crafty novelties!!! You can read the magazine here

We have a winner for the Close to My Heart stamp set!!!!! Lisa Banke -Lahiff, you are the winner of the stamp set! Please send me your mailing address either through Facebook or to my email at 

Color Challenge!
We have a color challenge going on right now! Using three colors pink, salmon and yellow, create a NEW project. It doesn't matter what you create! It's up to you...scrapbook layout, card, home decor, edible treats, etc.

I painted the frame pink with acrylic paint. After painting the frame, I added some pearls around the heart of the frame.  I used a salmon pink and canary yellow Copic Marker to color the flowers and the stamped butterflies. The flowers are from Prima. The butterflies come from the Pair a Phrase stamp set from Close to My Heart. I used ink in Tulip around the edges of the tags. The stamped sentiment is also from the Pair a Phrase set. I added some pearls to give it some more dimension.
Now it's up to you to create something!!! So get you crafting hat on and show me your best work!!! You have until June 25th to post your work! Winners will be announced in the July edition of A Homespun Affair!!! Good Luck!