Friday, April 20, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~46~

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Thank you to everyone who came by to visit or shared a project on the Inspiration Board. With so many link parties available, I honored that I’m on your party list. There were so many beautiful projects on the board this week. What’s trending now? Cherry blossoms, lavender, organization, gardening and graduation. Here are the projects in the spotlight this week.

chandelier061-500x332How brilliant is this? Make a chandelier out of wire hangers by Nifty Thrifty Things. And not just brilliant, it’s so pretty and feminine.

Darling cherry blossom cupcakes by Sugar Swings. The cherry blossom flowers are made out of… wait for it… vanilla tootsie rolls. I love this idea – my mind is spinning with possibilities.

purse-001Did you know you can use freezer paper to make your own stencils? Twigg Studios raises the bar on custom stencil work with this beautifully intricate stencil pattern. And then takes it to another level be making a little purse out of the fabric.

Sweet lavender sachets by Woven Home. The monogram and needle work were done on a sewing machine. It’s amazing what sewing machines can do these days.

stencilsGrow Creative used a stencil to create this water color painting. How fun would it be to make several of these, frame them and create a wall collage.

I’m in awe of this farmhouse table and bench. Domestic Imperfection used an online tutorial and finished this in three days. Did I mention I’m in awe?

This is some serious yumminess. Butter, sugar, coconut – oh my. My Predilections shares her family coconut pound cake recipe. She says it’s “moist, rich, dense and delicious” and I believe it. Pure torture staring at this photo – I would love a piece right now.

thai food 062I love this project by Meaningful Mama. Mama and kids gathered flowers and created fairies together. Sometimes the best projects are those created with love.

close up shabby cabinet
A light and bright sun room complete with this shabby chic cabinet. Fox Hollow Cottage adds the perfect touch with these one-of-a-kind treasured d├ęcor pieces.

Graduation season is just around the corner and Celebrations at Home shows us a great graduation party idea. This party is centered around the theme “keys to success” for a college grad but the pretty details can be modified for any age graduate.


This week on the Inspiration Pinboard
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1. Tinted Bottles – It’s Overflowing
2. Spring Centerpiece – Oh My Creative
3. Chalkboard Lid Jars – Cottage in the Oaks
4. Vases and Votives – Design, Dining and Diapers

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

Thanks for visiting.



  1. The chandelier is just beautiful! Some amazing projects there, very inspiring stuff x

  2. Oh My! I love the Cherry Blossom Cupcakes and those Fairies are the best thing ever...

  3. All beautiful projects. I feel honored to be among them. If we were neighbors I'd bring you a piece of coconut pound cake to thank you. :)

  4. Thank you so much for including my Scrapbook Spring Table Style to you Pinterest Board! All of these ideas are amazing!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you, Carolyn, for featuring our grad party ideas!xo

  6. What a lovely, thoughtful feature post! You really highlighted each feature with wonderful descriptions. What a generous hostess you are! I am tickled to be included =) Thank you!!

  7. Thanks for featuring my table! Don't be in awe of me though, be in awe of my husband...he's awesome :)

  8. Thank you for featuring my monogrammed sachets! It is such a thrill when someone likes what I made!

  9. Thanks so much for including my cherry blossom cupcakes! You always have such inspiring goodies and crafts on your link up..look forward every week!

  10. I am SO excite to see you featured my wire hanger chandelier, Carolyn!! Yay!!
    I'm off to grab a button. :)
    Hugs to you!


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