Friday, February 3, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~35~

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project this week on the Inspiration Board. It’s getting harder and harder to pick features as the party grows. All the projects are inspirational and I truly appreciate that I’m on your party list. 

Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

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A beautiful paper project by Sandy’s Space. A carousel gift holder in a hexagonal shape. I love the pearl embellishment on the roof that mimics carnival lights. 

Such a sweet and simple gift idea from Organized Living Solutions. Use special markers to make a cute Valentine mug for someone special. Making the letters out of a cross stitch pattern gives the mug a sweet homespun look and would be more forgiving if you're free-handing the letters.

Meijos Joy made these puffy flowers out of leftover fabric. I love the sparkly fabric and pearl accents. These would make great pincushion gifts too. 

Heart shaped french toast by Will Cook for Smiles. Imagine waking up to these for breakfast. Regular french toast would be a treat for me but these are topped with strawberries, pomegranate seeds and powdered sugar.

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Creatively Living reveals her master bedroom renovation. The room was painted four years ago and little by little renovated. Beautiful dreamy colors and pretty details - a true labor of love.

Gray, Black, Yellow Valentine[8]
The Answer is Chocolate brings a new color palette to a Valentine’s card. A splash of sunny yellow looks so cheery and will definitely stand out among all the pink and red cards.

I still love all things made with chalkboard paint and this frame by The Moody Fashionista is darling. Little rhinestones frame the heart and love messages can be erased and updated.

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Leftover fabric from a drop cloth project is used to make these cute Valentine hearts by Make it Give it. The little hearts are filled with sweet orange essential and lavender. 

Amazing pendants by Lady with the Red Rocker. Would you believe these are made out of salt dough? And you'll be surprised at what she used tomake the impressions. Beautifully crafted with the simplest of ingredients.

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Safe kitchen knife storage by Another Bright Idea. The containers are painted and embellished with paper and ribbon. The knives are stored in bamboo sticks. I definitely need to do this – my knife drawer is absurdly dangerous.

Just Another Hang Up took a plain journal and covered it in darling fabric for her granddaughter. The applique in coordinating fabric makes it extra special and I'm sure it will be used and cherished.


This week on the Inspiration Pinboard
{repurposed wood}
Features 35-1 wood collage
1. Corbel Table – Salvaged Whimsy
2. Shutter Headboard – That’s My Letter
3. Old Planter – It’s Overflowing
4. Wood Dog – Art Drops

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


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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  1. Thanks for the feature! I'm so honor! You big fan - pc

  2. Thanks for the feature! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    @ Creatively Living

  3. Carolyn as always so nice of you to feature my projects, this week the shutter headboard with all that other yummy wood! Thank you.

  4. Thanks for featuring my safe knife storage solution. You have to try it - your fingers will thank you!! :)

  5. Dear Carolyn
    thank you so much for featuring my mug! Love your blog :-)
    big hug

  6. I was out of town when my journal cover was featured and just now saw it! Thank you so much -- all the features are beautiful!- Suzanne

  7. I really enjoy tuning in to your blog to see what’s new on the board. Slowly, slowly, by my self I am doing our house up and want it to have an original look but still be comfortable and practical. There are so many ideas here that I’m spoilt for choice most of the time!


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