Friday, February 10, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~36~

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project or came by to visit. I’m really enjoying discovering new blogs and new sources for creative inspiration. The projects amaze and inspire me week after week.

Here are a few the spotlight this week.

Check out this mantel by Stay at Home-ista. The artwork above the mantel is stunning but the interesting object on the mantel is what caught my eye. At first I thought they were pieces of wood but they’re actually books with the covers faced toward the wall. A beautiful use of everyday objects to create a captivating visual. 

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I love both of these ideas to change the look of a bookcase or hutch. 

{left} Salvage Savvy fixed up an old laminate bookcase with a coat of paint and wall decals. Wall decals are a great idea, especially if you’re like me and a bit stencil-challenged. 

{right} Remodelaholic quickly changed out the look of her hutch with wrapping paper. The red pattern completely changes the look and you could change your color scheme as often as you wanted. 

Home Sweet Homemade made this great driftwood candle holder. But what really warmed my heart and made me smile was the fact that she won the candles on one of my giveaways. Looking at the driftwood makes me long for summer.

Mmmmm. White hot chocolate by The Seven Year Cottage. This looks absolutely delicious. The white chocolate shavings, sprig of mint and little cookie are perfect touches.

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Darling baby shoes by Mrs. Meyer Musing. I’m a sucker for polka dots and the simple fabric flowers and grosgrain ribbon are so sweet.

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Shabby Art Boutique teaches us how to age fabric using Parisian essence {found in the baking aisle}. Look how darling her muslin bags look drying in her lavender garden.

I’m craving chocolate right now and this would really do the trick. Snicker cupcakes by The Real Housewives of Riverton. It’s the little details like the chocolate heart topper that really make things special.

A beautiful chair renovation by Woven Home. This truly was a labor of love because the chair had seen better days. All cleaned up with fresh paint and gorgeous fabric and it looks stunning. 

I’ve seen a lot of cake pops – we’ve all seen a lot of cake pops – but these cake pops by Ode to Inspiration are my favorite. The icing is perfectly simple and so neatly done. The black and white straw holders and homemade tags are the perfect complement. Beautifully done! 

Dear Lucy {craftberry bush}, You amaze me. Can I come over and craft with you? Or, if you’d prefer I’ll just sit quietly and watch you create beautiful projects like these water color paper roses. Love, Carolyn {homework}


This week on the Inspiration Pinboard

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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 will be held every Tuesday.


Also, I'm participating in a Grow Your Blog series starting February 12th.  My topic,  Pinterest is scheduled for February 15th here on my site. Each blogger participating in the series will provide insight into some great topics, such as, social media, link parties, conferences and more. Please join me and the other lovely bloggers for some interesting information on how to Grow your Blog.

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  1. These are all so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for featuring my white hot chocolate recipe!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my laminate bookcase redo! I love seeing your picks each week, and am thrilled when I get to be among them :)

  4. Dear Carolyn, it would be an honor to have you visit me so we can craft together. :)
    Thank you so much ! Xo

  5. Wow!! Thanks Carolyn for your thoughtful words about my cake pops and for featuring them amongst all the other amazing features! It means so much to me when my work is appreciated by others:) Thanks bunches!


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