Friday, May 18, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight [50] & giveaway

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Updated: May 25, 2012
The winner of the Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay Nature Starter Kit is:

Congratulations Carol [The Answer is Chocolate]! I will be emailing you directly.
Thank you to everyone who entered.


After you check out the features, scroll to the bottom and enter for a chance to win a Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay Nature Starter Kit.

Wow you all have been busy. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful projects on the Inspiration Board this week. All the home and furniture renovations are inspiring me to get up from my crafting table and start tackling larger projects. Plus there are so many new recipes to try and gardening tips and tricks I want to try. Thank you all for inspiring me. I hope those of you who stopped by were equally inspired.

Here are a few projects in the spotlight this week.

DSC09543 copy I’m always on the hunt for a new cupcake. Todd & Lyndsey made these range Creamsicle Cupcakes for her students and they loved them.

drawer desk What do you do when you find fantastic vintage drawers without the original table? Life on Walnut Street built this table to house the vintage drawers. A great find and great table.

Download$IMG959382 Handmade silverware handles by Accidently Wonderful. These were a Mother’s Day gift and I’m sure these unique utensils will be treasured and passed down.

IMG_1443 (2) By the Way Jenn Gray adds a touch of yellow to this lamp and it gives the all white lamp such a cheery pop of sunshine.

sunburst mirror05I love this sunburst mirror by Decorating Cents. Total cost – $4.00. The sunburst is made from paint sticks {free!} and the finished mirror looks like one you would see in a pricey store.

striped bedroom (2) This guest room is so serene and peaceful. I just want to lay on that bed and take a nap! A beautiful guest room reveal complete with gray and white striped walls by Live Love DIY.

Strawberry SorbetHomemade strawberry sorbet by The Real Thing. The best part – the family first went strawberry picking and then made the sorbet. What a great family activity with a special treat to cap off the day!

IMG_3410I’m loving all the paint dipped projects popping up lately. These wooden spoons by Small Home Love are so bright and fun. A great way to give your kitchen a splash of color.

pink dresser makeover (5)Adventures of a DIY Mom gave a yard sale dresser a whole new look. But instead of white on white, she decided to paint the drawers pink for her little girl’s room. The dresser is so perfectly girly and definitely pretty in pink.

fabric_tape04-600x398Vanessa at Nifty Thrifty Things does it again. Her crafts are always darling and these diy fabric tapes are no exception. Vanessa also has such a great eye for prop styling and her photography is always beautiful. Yes, I’m a big fan of Nifty Thrifty Things!

This week on the Inspiration Pinboard
School’s almost out for…
Features 50 Collage
End of school and summer fun by:

1. Camp Stationery & Pen Flashlight – Jacolyn Murphy
2. Smartie Pants Teacher Gift – Uncommon Designs
3. Child sized travel pillow – RaeGun Ramblings
4. S is for Surfboard sign – That’s my Letter
5. Patriotic Dog Bow – Bowdabra
6. Thank you for Chewsing Teacher Gift – Crystal and Company
7. Peanut Butter Cup Smores – Cookin up Good Times

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.


{Giveaway }

On Wednesday, I reviewed and posted about Martha Stewart's new product - crafter's clay. I had wanted to do a giveaway but the demand for the product was so high that I didn't receive the additional kit to use for a giveaway. That's how wonderful this product is. And then, a second package arrived. Yippee! I now have a starter kit to share with one of you.

Here's what in the box: white clay, colored clay to blend your own colors, molds, floral tape and wire and clay tools.

Here’s how you can win one – for each entry leave me a separate comment.

  • Follow my blog {homework} via Google Friend Connect – the gadget is on the right sidebar and leave me a comment letting me know you're a follower.
  • Tweet about this contest and leave me a comment letting me know about your tweet. 

Contest Rules:
  • This contest will run from Friday, May 18th, 2012 1:00 a.m. PST until Friday, May 25th, 2012 6:00 p.m. PST.
  • One winner will be drawn from the comments using a random number generator.
  • To be eligible, anonymous and no-reply entries must leave an email address so that I can contact you.
  • Only open to U.S. shipping addresses - thanks for understanding.

Thank you again to EK Success for providing the giveaway prize.
Good Luck!



  1. Thanks so much for the feature! My family and I did have fun on our strawberry picking, then making all those things. Now triple the fun because my blog got featured! Thanks.

  2. I seen your review of MS craft clay the other day, oh the possibilities of using it. Would love to give it a try soon so I'm entering in your contest. I'm already a follower of your blog.

  3. I am new follower! Love your ideas, and already shared one on my fb page (button ribbon earring holder). thanks for the wonderful give away!

  4. I tweeted your giveaway and linked to you as well. Thanks via @susiequips

  5. Thank you for the sweet features of our Smartie Pants gift! :) Thanks for the great giveaway too....we happily follow along!

  6. Thank you so much Carolyn for featuring my Camp Stationery and Flashlight Pen! Have a great weekend

  7. What a neat new craft product! And thanks for the opportunity to win it. I've just signed up to follow your blog. I'm sincerely glad to do it!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  8. I am a follower via GFC

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  9. I tweeted too!/jrwarfield/status/203961743796477955

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  10. I'm a follower on GFC. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I Follow you on GFC as Meagan S.

  12. I tweeted your giveaway @!/deanagoldsmith/
    countrymommacooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I am following you on GFC
    countrymommacooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. I am already for some time a follower of your blog :) And I would love to win the clay kit, it is really sweet and I love working with clay!

  15. Enthusiatic Follower of CH!
    Thanks for the awesome g-way... I have to admit I am crossing my fingers in this one. I am intrigued! M

  16. Following with GFC! (Wendy)
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

  17. Tweet!!/ArtsyChaos/status/204427969148624896
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

  18. I follow you everywhere but most especially via GFC

  19. Yay! Thank you so much for the feature, Carolyn! :D
    I hope you've had a great start into the new week!
    Hugs, Vanessa

    PS: I've been following through GFC forever! Hehe

  20. I am your newest follower and very excited to be here! Love these features. :)

  21. Shared this post on Twitter!!/WillowHandmade/status/204711739575648257

  22. Just *discovered* your blog - love it - & you're having a giveaway, cool!

  23. I follow you via GFC. Awesome giveaway!

  24. I follow you via GFC! bearrabbitbear at hotmail dot com

  25. I tweeted!!/Bearrabbitbear/status/204764132623396865 bearrabbitbear at hotmail dot com

  26. I follow you with GFC. This looks like something I could do with my kids! YAY

  27. I follow via gfc. This kit is too cute!

  28. Hi! I just became a follower via GFC! What a cute giveaway! :)
    xo Jessie

  29. Hello!
    I read this wonderful blog through GFC!
    The award is very nice :)


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