Friday, August 26, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~12~

Another great week of creative sharing on Tuesday’s Inspiration Board. Thank you to everyone who linked up a project and to everyone else who visited. Here are just a few of the many, many wonderful projects.

This adorable teddy bear made by Zween was a project for her first design class. The assignment was to completely transform an ordinary item which in this case was a paper bag. The expression and the posture are perfectly teddy bearish.
Inspiration: “A” work

Book Planter
A book planter by Small Garden Love. What a unique way to grow a little plant and I love how the little birds are keeping watch over the tiny plant.
Inspiration: another reason to read

What I love about this project is that “Lady April” is a water color and pencil drawing created by Schtuff at Home. The artwork was then layered on a canvas board with a napkin background, watercolor, stamping, and a bird image transfer.
Inspiration: artistry

At first glance, the tables look like they’ve been stenciled. Stenciling is tricky but Salvage Savvy “thinks outside the stencil” and simply uses placemats to create the pattern on these tables.
Inspiration: simple solutions

Speaking of stenciling, this magnetic board by Craftionary is beautiful. As I mentioned above, stenciling is tricky but this board came out perfectly.
Inspiration: turquoise and damask

Jacolyn Murphy does it again with another great party idea. Sailboat invitations for a party on the bay. I love how she kept the boats clean and simple.
Inspiration: inviting invitations

I love this bag from One Perfect Day. The layered circles are actually a pocket and the entire bag is reversible.
Inspiration: tote bag obsession

Pampers, Playdates and Parties shows us how to smoke summer tomatoes. A great way to preserve the summer bounty.
Inspiration: preserve summer

Glass Pendant
A beautiful glass pendant created as a special gift by All Things Pretty. The personalized details are so sweet with the glitter, angel wings and piano.
Inspiration: personal touches

This birdhouse mansion is transformed by West Furniture Revival into a decorative piece complete with starfish for a touch of summer.
Inspiration: big statement

A beautiful fiber wreath made from saved yarn and fabric by Felicia Kramer.
Inspiration:  preparing for fall


Color Inspiration: black and white
Link Party 12 Features Color Board

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


Thank you again to everyone who linked up. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites. Please come back next week for another link party. Link parties will be held every Tuesday.


  1. So many beautiful things again this week!
    Thank you so much for including my Circle Tote!!

  2. Sooo many beautiful things...Really love this!! Especially the lady with the bird on canvas. Speaks to me!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my tables!! I'm thrilled :)

  4. Great projects. Wonderful way to spend time with my moring Java...Totally love that bear and "Lady April" could come and adorn my wall. Enjoy the weekend.

  5. The Teddy bear is adorable, truly artistic how she captured the well loved essence, with paper.

    I love the tote!

  6. Wow, thanks so much for including my project i'm so honored to be among all those great projects.

  7. Thanks so much for the spotlight! The tomatoes were so tasty and I’ll even be sharing soon a recipe great for using up leftovers.

  8. Oh my Gosh, I was gone all day and just catching up...thanks so much Carolyn for posting my Sailboat invitations!
    Have a great weekend, Alexis

  9. Thank you so very much Carolyn for featuring my Baby Olivia Pillow on Inspiration Color Board Black & White. I feel so honored to be featured along with all of these wonderful items and talented people.
    Sincerely, Heather

  10. I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog after reading about you on The CSI Project. I had no idea there was such a thing as magnetic paint! I can't wait to give the magnetic board project a try!


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