Friday, February 22, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~90~

TGIF everyone and welcome to the Inspiration Board Spotlight. I want to thank everyone who came by this week to visit and if you shared a project on the Inspiration Board – thank you, thank you - for sharing your creativity here. I know there are a lot of link parties available and I’m thrilled to be your host.

As we transition to spring, I have some fun projects to share with you. I’m working on a a few wedding projects and some spring fashion ideas. While I get back to my craft table, enjoy the projects in the spotlight this week.

mini cherry pie tartsDelicious Mini Cherry Pie Tarts by Shaken Together. These perfect little bite size pieces eliminate useless items like forks and napkins.

IMG_4817Restyle Relove made a bold decision to paint this sideboard. The original piece was in perfect condition with dark polished wood. Not it’s even more perfect and will be used and loved.

oxidizing-metal-with-boiled-eggs-14Jewelry Making Journal shows us how to oxidize metal using eggs. Sometimes we want polished untarnished silver jewelry and sometimes an oxidized antique look. What a great tip.

Sew Can Do Snowsuit Side2Oh my – how cute is this snowsuit by Sew Can Do? And look at all that snow. Here in Southern California we don’t see snow like that but I would still love an adult sized version of this snow suit!

mini-coconut_lemon_nest_cupcakes 020Rook No. 17 has outdone herself. Absolutely adorable Mini Cupcakes with a toasted coconut nest and a robin’s egg.  But wait, the cuteness doesn’t stop there, one of the eggs has hatched.

Bird Pincushion Front ViewI love this sweet bird pincushion by Pieced Pastimes. The antique gravy boat is the perfect base for the cushion and little bird.

Hibiscus-Vanila-Bean-Pots-de-Creme-2-Food-BabblesA unique spin on vanilla pots de crème. Food Babbles added hibiscus tea leaves creating the pretty dusty rose color and hint of hibiscus flavor.

HutchMainText-e1360778166321Everyone is amazing me with their furniture transformations lately. Amanda Jane Brown took a wood Craigslist piece and completely change the look with the ever popular Annie Sloan paint.

chevron-pillow-old-jeans-1I can’t get over this pillow from Ashbee Design. First our love for chevron still marches on and this chevron pattern is so well done. The best part – the fabric is upcycled from old jeans.

andreaarch_nursery2This nursery by Andrea Arch is so tranquil. The grey striped walls are fantastic and the pops of yellow so bright and cheery.

Ready for the Red Carpet
Features 90
Palest Yellow Flower – One Perfect Day   ||   Congrats Card – Sandy’s Space   ||   Oscar Party Decorations – Sarah SaturDIY   ||  Valentine Necklace – My Girlish Whims   ||  Tuxedo and Pearl Cookies – I Gotta Create

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.


 These days, its so important to have something tangible to reflect on good times, hard work paying off, or simply being creative. I love the idea of making Blurb books for just about every occasion, whether it be a wedding book, a birthday album, a cookbook or all of our family trip pictures. Even an Instagram account can be converted into a Blurb book! I have been meaning to make a new book for a while and as if Blurb read my mind, they are offering 25% off purchases from 2/22-2/25. Head over to Blurb now and tap into your creative side!
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  1. Carolyn - thank you SO much for featuring my mini cherry pie tarts! This post is a big ol' bunch of awesome :) Have a great weekend!

  2. Totally unexpected, but such a lovely surprise to be featured this week. Thank you Carolyn! x Julie

  3. Happy Friday Everyone! Carolyn, thanks for featuring my chevron pillow in ombre denim hues. Just finished another pillow from those old jeans using a frayed edges technique. Working on an idea for a third variation. My sofa really needed some noteworthy pillows! have a great weekend everyone!

  4. Such lovely features, Carolyn.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    Mary Beth

  5. Thank you, Carolyn, for featuring my Craigslist hutch! It was my first time to link up, so it was such a fun surprise to see my post here! Have a great weekend.

  6. Lovely feautures, so great. That chevron pillow is amazing. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hi Carolyn - Thanks for featuring my 'Bird Pincushion Tutorial' among all the other lovely features. Such a sweet surprise!
    Fondest Regards,

  8. Great feature's Carolyn, a fantastic roundup!


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