Friday, May 2, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~152~

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We made it though another week of crafty fun, creativity and in my neck of the woods scorching hot weather. Somebody flipped a switch and we sizzled here in Southern California. I hope you had a great week and are heading into a fantastic weekend. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared here at homework.

Projects from homework
Carrot & Banana Homemade Dog Biscuits  |  Make Your Mark Book Review  |  Canvas Prints on Burlap  |  Mother’s Day Cake Flags

Thank you so much to all of you who stopped by this week. I loved all your comments and sweet words. To those of you who shared a project on The Inspiration Board all I can say is WOW, this week was amazing! It’s so fun to go through the links every week and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your talent here.

And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week:

image33-1024x768Check out these gorgeous drop earrings by Magna Artistic Photos. The gold is hand crocheted and the beautiful natural stones are stunning.

SAM_8675And speaking of stunning, Twigg Studios knocks it out of the park again with this Fit For a Queen Victoria Sponge Cake. The cake, the filling, the raspberries and those beautiful real candied rose petals – sensational.

three little elephantsThe Life of Jennifer Dawn shares these darling Flannel Stuffed Elephants. What kid or adult (like me) wouldn’t love a little elephant created out of soft flannel. They are all so cute but my favorite is the alphabet guy.

DSC_2997 (cg)I love projects like this. Over the Apple Tree used magazine pages to create this Matryoshka Plaque. What an inspirational piece. I’m definitely going to try to make something like this.

Cream-Cheese-Sugar-Cookie-Bars-TheCasualCraftlete.com_Oh boy… this could be dangerous. Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bars by The Casual Craftlete makes it easier than ever to enjoy a frosted sugar cookie. One large pan, bake, frost, cut into bars and enjoy.

IMG_7254-1The perfect desk for her six year old little girl. This Little Red Riding Desk got a makeover with red paint, whimsical knobs and some pretty hand painted trim by Reposhture.

IMG_3155Sweet Bee Buzzings made a delightful Crocheted Flower Wreath to welcome spring. The bright colors and different flowers really show off her crochet skills.

knock-off-decor-Mackenzie-Childs-enamel-board-4A great MacKenzie Childs Enamel Board knock off by Joyful Daisy. It’s hard to believe this started as a humble baking pan. The fabric choice is beautiful and the attention to detail in recreating the trim is so well done.

Cut-out-pie-500x429With the weather warming up and seeing peaches being used in recipes has me dreaming of summer. BoBetsy shares this recipe using canned peaches but as you know, once peaches are in season the harvest is usually bountiful. Make it with canned peaches now and save the recipe for fresh peaches this summer.

IMG_0640 version 2A Little of This, A Little of That takes us on a tour of her little boy super hero bedroom. There are so many wonderful elements to the room. I loved the map wall and  little reading nook. Absolutely wonderful.

Final_Table2A fantastic Crate Coffee Table by Anything and Everything. Four crates from Michaels become a pretty and functional coffee table storage piece. I love it!

ducksInspirational Story
Born Again Farm Girl shares Happiness, Heartache and Hope a story of her beloved baby ducklings, Fred & Ginger who grew into an inseparable pair. A wonderful story about life and hopefully, the circle of life.

Inspiration Pinboard
Features 152Clockwise from top left:  Mini Hat Boxes – Etcetorize  |  Simple Packaging – The Life of Jennifer Dawn  |  Sun Hat Spring Wreath – Glamorous Bride  |  Twine Nest – Cupcakes and Crinoline  |  Soap Drawer Scents – Eliza Ellis

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. Beautiful features Carolyn - I LOVE those elephants too - and that masterpiece by Twigg Studio's is amazing !
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my darling ducks

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my Soap Drawer Scents Carolyn :) That Victoria Sponge is amazing too!

  4. Thank you so much for the feature!! I'm also loving that little red desk you shared--wish I could reach through my monitor and steal it :)

  5. Oh my heavens! Such stunning features. I am so honored to be in this group. Thank you SO much, Carolyn! Happy Cinco De Mayo :)

  6. Thank you so much Miss Carolyn for the pleasure of being included amongst all these goodies, food and otherwise! All very inspiring and now I am off to see each one!


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