Friday, August 10, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~62~

Happy Friday everyone! Summer is winding down – how did it fly by so fast? We’ve been watching the Olympics, getting ready for back-to-school and enjoying the great weather. I hope your days have been carefree and full of summer fun.

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project on the Inspiration Board this week. All the projects were wonderful! Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

The Silly Pearl found inspiration through her vintage Pyrex collection and used fabric cutouts to “Pyrex” her mixer. A beautiful collection of Pyrex and now a fun mixer to match. Have you found any Pyrex treasure at your local thrift store? Grab it while you can – it’s become oh-so trendy again.
 A fun ladybug cupcake bite by The Seven Year Cottage. Yummy vibrant sugar crystals and candy make this cupcake extra sweet! What kid wouldn’t love to gobble up a few of these bugs.

I love these old fashioned bell alarm clocks. This one originally had a puppy dog face but Love Grows Wild worked some magic so it matches her kids’ bedroom d├ęcor. I’m thinking I need one of these for my son. He loves the snooze button on his digital alarm way too much.

You’ll never believe what these pink roses are made from. Plastic spoons – amazing! Check out the tutorial on Krafty Kat to learn how to make these pretty flowers.

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Coconut sugar scrub makes a sweet bridal shower party favor. And Jacolyn Murphy sweetens it up even more with a rock sugar candy stick and pretty packaging.

The old fashioned root beer float meets the cupcake. How adorable are these? Beautifully presented Root Beer Float cupcakes by Country Momma Cooks complete with a straw.

What a cute back-to-school breakfast by Diary of a Wanna Be Domestic Diva. So many cute table details. I’m feeling a little guilty about the frozen waffle I usually toss at my son as we dash out the door.

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A mini album by the very talented Paper Vine. This album is loaded with unique and pretty embellishments and holds photos from a special day. Little details like a magnet to ensure that it lays flat are what makes Paper Vine so special.

Such a pretty furniture makeover by Reposhture. The cherry blossom design was masked off before the paint makeover so it resembles inlaid wood. So pretty! Cherry blossoms, chalk paint, silver details – three of my favorite things.

I am in love with this picture by Candace Creations. The project is a darling reversible apron dress and the little model watering the garden is absolutely precious.

This week on the Inspiration Pinboard

Neon is lighting up the blogosphere

Features 62 Collage
Lemonade Sign – Burton Avenue   |   Painted Chandelier -  Creatively Living   |   Painted Mini Bag – The DIY Dreamer

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.



  1. Thank you so much for featuring my Rootbeer Float made my day : )

  2. Carolyn, thank you for featuring my ladybug cupcakes!

  3. Thanks so much Carolyn for featuring my Coconut Suger Scrub! Have a great weekend :)

  4. Root Beer Float CUPCAKES!?
    Hmm... makes me hungry for breakfast ;)

  5. You are responsible for making me lose 2 hours today to scanning all of these awesome features! So many cute ideas to try! Thank you so much for always taking YOUR time and hosting.

    Thank you also for highlighting my bureau. I truly appreciate it!

  6. Oh, wow! Thank you so much for including my roses with these awesome projects! These really are so inspiring!!

  7. Thanks so much for the feature Carolyn!

  8. Those are really wonderful projects that you chose, Carolyn! I just loved getting to see the ones that I missed from the original party. Thanks for going to that extra trouble for us to highlight the best ones.

  9. So many great projects you featured! Love seeing featured projects and which ones you like best. They are often the ones I liked best too! I love the colors in that vintage pyrex collection and the mixer. :)


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