Friday, April 18, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~150~

And just like that, in a blink Easter is here. Seriously, I didn’t even finish all the Easter projects that I had planned to share with you. That’s okay, we have plenty of spring left to create and inspire each other. Thank you so much to all of you who visited and shared this week. For those that didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared.

And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.

valance1A Safari themed room with a fabulous yarn valance by Bugaboo Mini Mr. and Me. What a great effect for this fabulous room.

39acbb78d46c86eb7adaf30f612a9ff7An incredible Travel Sweet Sixteen Party by Tip Junkie. The details of this party are incredible – travel agents, passports, destination fun, souvenir stations and more. The hot air balloon cupcake are beyond adorable. What a lucky sweet sixteen birthday girl.

focaccia aloneHomemade Rosemary, Parmesan and Sea Salt Focaccia Bread by JacolynMurphy. Look how gorgeous and yummy that looks. I confess, I am a carb-addict!

IMG_0978azyTraditional and classic looking embroidery by Ana Love Craft. I love the vintage feel and beautiful embroidery floss colors.

rio-bento-box-4-1024x789I love Bento Boxes and this Rio inspired lunch by Two Little Cavaliers would make any kid’s day. Two rice bluebirds are made from natural vegetable dye and a lion is created from a carrot, plus all the trimmings. Healthy and fun!

DSC_1946This chocolate cake with old fashioned caramel icing by Little House Living is my kind of cake. Just yummy, homemade and unadorned. Seconds please!

Washi-Tape-Easter-Eggs-CloseupIf you haven’t made any Easter eggs yet, ready, set, go! These Washi Tape Easter eggs by Eliza Ellis look simple enough with such pretty results.

springbag-by-elisabeth-andrc3a9eI love this spring bag crocheted by Elisabeth Andree. The cross stitching around the top band is such a sweet touch. Do you crochet?. The pattern is available on her blog.

passionshake-card3 (1 of 1)Passion Shake created these beautiful spring cards using perfect seasonal photography. Clean and bright with little touches of Washi Tape.

cut-up-plateAccording to Army Wife to Suburban Life the secret ingredients to this fresh spring roasted chicken is young garlic and lemon leaves. Oh my stars – I can’t wait to make this.

SAM_2489I’ve seen these Anthropologie inspired rosette quilts before and I’m always amazed at wonderful they turn out. Home Heart and Hands lovingly made countless squares and rosettes to create this quilt for her daughter’s room.

Inspiration Pinboard
Features 150Clockwise from top left:  Raspberry Coffee Cake Muffins by It’s Always Ruetten  |  Seahorse Silhouette Canvas by Our Second Hand House  |  Flower Garland by Woods of Bell Trees  |  Lavender Eggshell Candles by A Pumpkin and a Princess  |  Pansy Pop Up Card by Plump Perfect and Me  |  Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake by A Pumpkin and a Princess

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.
If you celebrate Easter ~ wishing you a wonderful and blessed day!
Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Hello Carolyn, what a great selection of projects! Thank you so much for including my cards, today I posted another card idea so you can check it out :) Happy Easter and have a wonderful time with your family :) Aga / Passion shake

  2. That sweet 16 party is fabulous! Happy Easter!

  3. Beautiful, inspirational. Thanks for the lovely features. LInda

  4. Hi Carolyn, how wonderful inspiring projects! Thank you so much for featuring my embroidery :)
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  5. Thank you for featuring my yarn valance! Happy Easter!

  6. Lovely choices Carolyn! And guess what? I just spent part of yesterday packing up my unfinished Easter projects! At least we will be ahead of the game for next Easter, right? :)


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