Friday, December 7, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~79~

Happy Friday everyone. So… how are we all doing on our holiday to-do lists? Anyone done? Not me – I’ve made a little progress but I’m still behind. I really, really need to get an earlier start next year. I say that every year but I really, really mean it this time.
I know I’m not the only one who is crazy busy so a big thank you for sharing your amazing creativity on the Inspiration Board this week. The projects, crafts, diy, recipes and ideas are so inspiring. I wish I had time to make each and every one. Here are some of the projects in the spotlight this week.

Ice Lantern 1Oh My – Creative made holiday ice lanterns that are just stunning. What an impact these would have for a holiday gathering. Head over to for the full tutorial and tips to keep the lanterns from melting.

DIY Crystal Snowflakes (11)Crystal Snowflakes by Adventures of a Tidy Mom. These are so fascinating. Head over to learn how to make these little science experiment snowflakes. Super fun!

O7I love glittery ornaments and this white tree with all the silver and blue is so pretty. There’s a secret ingredient used to make these glitter ornaments by The Single Nester – would you believe it’s Orange Glo Wood Polish.

cooking 2552The Wednesday Baker made these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Fluffy White Icing on a snowy day. What could be better than the warm smell of gingerbread filling your house and snow falling outside.

final3One Creative Couple made a beautiful chalkboard table. The words were all hand traced onto the table top and then filled in with paint. The dry brush technique creates a chalk-like effect. And I personally would love to take more time to live by those Cabin Rules.

centerpiece-3Creatively Living found the perfect piece of wood while out running with her babies in a stroller. What’s a person to do but load up the wood on the back of the stroller and jog home. The wood turned into this beautiful table centerpiece.

Features 79The Broderie restyled a flower from a necklace into a fashionable cocktail ring. The ring is beautiful and I love the photo of her kitty photo bombing her picture.

6a0120a538ca82970c01675eae0f28970b-800wiSuch a sweet Hanukkah Mitzvah calendar from Yesterday on Tuesday. Eight ideas for mitzvahs or good deeds for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.

cinnorn2I’ve seen salt dough ornaments but I have never seen these cinnamon dough ornaments and I love this project by Bear Rabbit Bear. A super simple recipe of apple sauce and cinnamon and you can create these darling ornaments that must smell wonderful.

Almond-Toffee-thumbJen’s Favorite Cookies made one of my favorites – almond toffee. It looks amazing and I think all those pieces might be stuck together which means it would only count as one piece. Just saying…


A lighter shade of Christmas
Features 79-001Clockwise from top left:  Bead Ornament – Ivaalex    |   Snowflake Gift Wrap – Meeha Meeha   |   Vintage Glitter Bulbs – The Moody Fashionista   |   Ornament Wreath – Penny’s Treasures   |   Jingle Bells – Love Grows Wild   |   No Sew Ribbon Tree Skirt – 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.

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  1. Thanks for the feature and thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you for featuring my Sun room wreath! Have a great week end!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. those ice lanterns are seriously stunning!

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by soon!

    peace to you.


  4. just love those little gingerbread figures for the Christmas tree - might have to make some this weekend! absolutely adorable :) fabulous highlights~~diane

  5. Oh, Carolyn, thanks for feature my Ice Lanterns! May your holidays be merry and bright!

  6. Thank you Carolyn. I am honored to be your guest. Wonderful holiday moments. 1001 Snowy greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

  7. OMG I just saw the pink snowflake gifts mentioned here - thank you so much, Carolyn!


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