Friday, May 24, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~103~

Happy Friday creative friends! I’m so happy that you stopped by because as always, there are beautiful featured projects to see today. Here in the United States, it’s a holiday weekend. On Monday we honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. The 3- day weekend also unofficially marks the beginning of summer. Are you dreaming of summer? I know I am. I can’t wait the warm slower-paced days that summer brings.

In case you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.

Now on to the features. Thank you to everyone who linked up their projects on The Inspiration Board this week. Beautiful and amazing inspiration was shared by all. Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

Gold and Aqua Bib NecklaceA beautiful mermaid necklace by My Girlish Whims. I love the aquamarine color and how the tear drop beads dangle and catch the light.

Snowball-Viburnum-as-a-cut-flower-AnExtraordinaryDay.net_An Extraordinary Day displays these beautiful Snowball Viburnum flowers that the wind brought to her. There’s nothing like fresh flowers to instantly brighten a room.

New Master Bath 3A gorgeous bathroom makeover by Forever Decorating. I love everything about this- the bead board wall, the lighting, the oval mirrors and vanity. But my favorite part – separate sinks. I could get used to that in my house.

Wedding-Day-Family-Sign-12Love Grows Wild created a personalized sign as a wedding gift. A beautiful subtle shade of colonial gray is the backdrop for the family name and wedding date. I’m sure it will always be a treasured keepsake.

Rhubarb-crumble-individual-dishI have to confess, I’ve never tasted rhubarb. Can you believe it? I understand it’s very tart but The Wilderness Wife has fixed that with sugar and spice and crumbles and ice cream. When I try rhubarb this is what I want – it looks fantastic.

scarf shirt 2I’m in love with this super simple no-sew top idea from Life a Little Brighter. You simply cut a large hole in a scarf to create an over blouse or flowy vest. I can’t wait to try this.

TheShed_GlassEtchingLacePatternGlass etching is such a fun way to make a plain object into something unique and beautiful. Pet Scribbles used an adhesive silkscreen to achieve this pretty lace pattern. Gorgeous!

6798021Backpacks are so handy – not just for kids but for adults too. This pretty backpack by Crystelle Boutique would be perfect for a day of shopping, a sporting event or anytime you don’t want to carry a purse. The bonus – the free downloadable pattern is available on her blog.

salsaOne of the best things about summer is the fresh produce – even better if it’s home grown. This fresh summer salsa by A Slocum Story has me dreaming about backyard gatherings, chips and margaritas.

DSC_0030 - Version 2This pomander ball is made out of sola wood flowers. Carver Junk Company has all the information about these beautiful flowers made out of wood lighter than balsa wood. Painted and pieced together they form a stunning creation perfect for a wedding. I’m in awe of this project and definitely want to get my hands on some of those sola wood flowers.

Features 103 collageBeach Inspiration Board – Curiosita Ellya  |   Blue Tinted Netted Vase – Simply Dream and Create  |  Anchors Away Tote Bag – It’s Always Ruetten  |  Whale Cupcake Toppers – Ashleys Dandelion Wishes  |  Lilacs & Shells – Thimbles Bobbins Paper and Ink  |  Summer Wreath – Adventures in DIY

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.

Thanks for visiting.

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  1. I love your features each week, so I'm thrilled to be included among them! Thanks! There are so many great ideas you've highlighted - off to pin them all so I don't forget them - but my fave is the bathroom makeover! It all works, everything in its place. Love it! Have an awesome weekend!

  2. Always fun to see what creative projects are shared...and which ones you pick to feature!

  3. Thanks for the feature! So excited to check out the other ladies' work!

  4. Carolyn, I am honored to be included among such talent and inspiration. Thank you for this tremendous blessing.

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my whale cupcake toppers! Have a lovely week :)

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my Anchors Away Tote Bag! I would love a day away at the beach with every project you featured! :-) Have a great week!

    It's Always Ruetten

  7. Woo! Very excited to be featured among such amazing women!! Thank you!


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