Friday, March 29, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~95~

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a whirlwind of a week but we made through – phew! A big thank you to everyone who stopped by this week. I so appreciate your visits, comments and shared creativity.

Blog Spring Flowers KariIn case you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared this week. Left: paper mache confetti bowl and cups |  Middle: Budget-friendly floral arrangements |  Right:  Spring decorating


And, from The Inspiration Board this week, here are the projects in the spotlight.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Celebrations: spring flower inspiration

Today, I’m tag teaming with the lovely Kari at Ucreate to bring you some spring inspiration. Kari has some pretty floral Mother's Day ideas. And I’m showing you some different ways to display flowers.


Spring Flowers 14 aTo me, nothing says spring like fresh cut flowers. Even the tiniest vase with a single flower is an instant mood brightener. For this project, I bought inexpensive flowers to create several arrangements and had enough left over to use the odds and ends to create the floral frame above. Inside the frame I added an inspirational quote that Kari shared with me. I'm going to print it out and hang it above my craft table.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Extra Credit: get organized with Rubbermaid®

This post brought to you by Rubbermaid® All AccessTM Organizers. All opinions are 100% mine.


Crafty StorageOver the past few years, I’ve made several storage bins and posted about them. I love to get organized and making little storage bins is a great way to keep clutter at a minimum. I made an E-waste bin to hold dead batteries and other E-Waster until they can be properly disposed of. A pretty blue string box holds craft supplies that I’m currently using. Gift cards are stored in a small paper covered file box and my first roadside rescue displays Washi Tape and craft paint.

Celebrations: spring fling features

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A big thank you to everyone who came by and joined in our Spring Fling. Bev from Flamingo Toes and I had so much creating our spring kick off projects and hosting this Spring Fling. The projects shared at the Spring Fling link party were fantastic. Thank you, thank you for celebrating spring with us. We’ll be announcing the winners of the giveaway shortly.

In the meantime, here are my featured picks from the Spring Fling link party.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [95]

Photos to Use-002From my archives ~ spring garden planning

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party - my favorite day of the week when I get to see what you've been up to. Are you spring cleaning? Making Easter baskets, freshening your decor or baking treats? Whatever you're working on, link it up and share it.

Now on to the Inspiration Board. I can't wait to see what you've been creating.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Inkling: paper mache confetti bowl

Confetti Bowl 7I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s very hard for me to throw away scraps of paper. I wouldn’t exactly classify it as hoarding but it could become a problem if I don’t use up the bits and pieces. This bowl wasn’t made out of paper scraps but paper catalogs. When I attended CHA in January, I came home with a lot of catalogs. The paper catalogs have pages and pages of pictures of pretty paper. How could I throw those away?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Celebrations: bright & cheery yellow for spring

ChooseSmart Spring (12) AIt’s time to cheer up! Put away the snow globes, pinecones and winter décor and lighten and brighten with spring crafts and accents.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~94~

Happy Friday everyone! It was quite a week here at homework and all across blogland. The first day of spring seems to have breathed new life into everyone’s creativity. I love all the bursts of color and pretty projects that are popping up everywhere. The Inspiration Board link party was no exception. There were so many fantastic projects – Easter goodies, crafts, décor, food and sweets. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity here.

In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.


There’s still time to enter the Spring Fling Giveaway – click here for more information

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy these projects in the spotlight.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Celebrations: spring fling {link party}

Welcome back friends. Did you have a wonderful first day of spring? In case you didn’t have a chance to stop by yesterday, Bev from Flamingo Toes and I launched a Spring Fling event to celebrate the first day of spring.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [94]

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party - my favorite day of the week when I get to see what you've been up to. Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of spring? Yippee! Is it springy in your neck of the woods? I hope so.

Stop by tomorrow and join Bev from Flamingo Toes and myself as we kick off spring with a Spring Fling. There will be projects, a fun giveaway and a spring linky party. Celebrate with us as we joyfully welcome spring.

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Now on to the Inspiration Board. I can't wait to see what you've been creating.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Inkling: frolicking with dear lizzy fifth & frolic

Amer Crafts 16aWhether you are into scrapbooking, card making or just love beautiful paper, you are going to love this new line designed by Liz Kartchner. It’s the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fifth & Frolic line and it’s debuting this weekend.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~93~

Happy Friday everyone! We crafted, baked, cooked, diyed and decorated through another week!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week. The Inspiration Board was brimming with cheerful and bright projects just perfect as we transition into spring.

I’m a little behind on my own projects and I’ll be working to get caught up this weekend. I hope your weekend is filled with relaxation and creativity! Enjoy these projects in the spotlight and hope to see you next week.



goodwill-chalk-paint-end-table-makeover-400x600What a fantastic Goodwill find and fantastic makeover by How to Nest For Less. I love the ornate woodwork and hardware. Just beautiful.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Little Craft: piggy piggy bank

Piggy Bank 7Using plastic animal in crafts have been very popular for awhile now. I created some jars a few years and I’ve seen some fun and creative projects on Pinterest.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [93]


Doily 10[8]From my archives – grandma’s lace


Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party - my favorite day of the week when I get to see what you've been up to. I'm so inspired by the pretty colors, fresh flowers, and glimmers of spring weather lately. I hope spring is starting to bloom in your neck of the woods.

Now on to the Inspiration Board.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Accessories: making a pin with dimensional magic

I have boxes and boxes of jewelry making supplies but I don’t often make jewelry. I haven’t really mastered the chains and jump rings and I don’t even own those little pliers that you need.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~92~

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all had a good week. Based on the Inspiration Board there’s a lot of creativity going on. I was amazed at all the beautiful projects linked up this week. I want to thank you for sharing your projects and stopping by. I truly mean it!

Blog Pom Pom BookIn case you didn’t get a chance to visit this week, here’s a recap of what I shared. Black, White & Bling Wedding  ||  Sharpie Speckled Eggs  ||  A Review of the book Adventures in Pompom Land

Enjoy the weekend. I hope to see you back next week – until then, here are the projects in the spotlight this week.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

homework: reading {adventures in pompoms land}

I love pompoms! There is something so irresistible about the soft fluffy perfectly trimmed ball of yarn. The pompoms in this book titled Adventures in Pompom Land by Myko Diann Bocek are beyond a cute ball of yarn. They are little works of pompom art.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Celebrations: dyed & speckled easter eggs

What would Easter or spring décor be without some fun eggs? I try to do something different every year and this year I went back to basics with good old fashioned dyed eggs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [92]

From my archives ~ paper flower candle holders

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party! As we count down the days to the official first day of spring, it's so fun to see what you've been working on. I've been seeing a burst of green for St. Patrick's Day, fresh pastels for spring and Easter and fun wedding inspiration all over the place.

March is going to be a busy month and I'm working on some fun projects to share with you, including some fun activities with fellow bloggers. I can't wait! Now on to the party.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Celebrations: a black, white & bling wedding

As the weather warms, more and more couples will be planning their weddings. And if you want to add a special touch to your big day, take a look at some of these beautiful items from the David Tutera Bridal Collection.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~91~

Happy Friday and happy beginning of March. It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter… okay maybe not lonely but long and cold. I know we’re all eager for warm weather, blooming gardens and all good things that come with spring. It’s starting to warm up where I am and looking at the Inspiration Board this week, spring has sprung in your neck of the woods too.

Blog Green Giant ChipsIn case you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared. Save the Date Announcements  ||  Sweater Refashion  ||  Veggie Chips