Friday, January 6, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~31~


The first post-holiday Inspiration Board of 2012 was brimming with wonderful projects. The color palette shifted to a more everyday serene look and I loved seeing a sprinkling of early Valentine’s Day projects. 

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project. It’s amazing to see the array of ideas and talent. If you dropped by to visit, I hope you were as inspired as I was. 


Here are a few in the spotlight this week.



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This isn’t just an ornament. It’s a delightful surprise by Craftberry Bush. Inside the ornament is all the makings for hot cocoa. The embellished plain glass ornament was a popular item this season and this by far is my favorite. So creative and adorable. 


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I have a love affair with all things pastry. Confession…I’ll eat pastry crust plain. So pictures like this just make me insanely hungry. Mini pie stars by A Pumpkin and a Princess.


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I got a new sewing machine for Christmas. It’s still in the box. I’m so eager to start sewing again but I just haven’t had the time yet. Describe Happy made this beautiful, super cheerful quilt in one and half weeks for her sister. Amazing! 


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Alderberry Hill linked a round up of every day tips to make life easier. There are so many great ideas; reuse a wet wipes container to store plastic bags, use the bottom of muffin tins to bake cookie bowls and more. 


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Beautiful faux stained glass by Screaming Sardine. The colors are so gorgeous and vibrant. Really beautiful! 


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As I’m cleaning out and organizing I’m trying to think of ways to reuse and repurpose things before throwing them or giving them away. This is a great idea by Sweetwater Style. Make cloth dinner napkins from old drapes. I love the detail stitching on the napkin edge. Note to self: break out that new sewing machine. 


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I love white on white and this damask wall art is so pretty. Learn how to make this wall art using a stencil and puffy paint at Our Mini Family


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I love all the homemade soaps and scrubs that are popular right now but I haven’t seen these before. Pretty bath fizzies by Sweet Anne. Perfect for a Valentine’s gift or any reason gift. 


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Beautiful, beautiful photos of holiday mood objects and colors by Beach Comber. This makes me long for summer days at the beach. Absolutely lovely. 



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1. Glitter Votives – The Cottage Market
2. Simple Vanilla Cupcakes – Sugar Swings
3. Candlestick Makeover – Larissa Hill

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.


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Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.
Please come back next week for another link party.
Link parties are held every Tuesday.
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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring my mini star pies. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. That Hot Chocolate ornament is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  3. Thanks so much, Carolyn, for featuring my faux stained glass amongst such great projects!

    Have a great weekend. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  4. Such a big smile on my face from coming here and hearing you got a sewing machine!! Whohohooo... pull that sucker out the of the box, name her, and let's getting sewing. Oh, and it's pretty cool to see my quilt there too *wink* Can' wait to see what you make!!!

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  5. Hey Carolyn, congrats on the CSI win and thank you so much for the feature , this was my first time linking but I will not be my last ! Thanks again , have a great week ...xo

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