Friday, December 12, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 184 & Snow Day Inspiration

Happy crazy time friends. Are you on the crazy train too? We’re on serious final countdown until Christmas and New Years and I still have about a million things to do. I have begun to accept the fact that I will probably never be the person that gets holiday shopping done in October, has the Christmas cards ready to mail at the beginning of December and actually has a tree up and decorated in time to photograph and share here. But that’s okay – we’re all going to enjoy the beautiful holiday season even if everything isn’t picture perfect.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week, left comments, entered my giveaway and linked up projects. I’m so grateful to all of you. In case you didn’t have a chance to visit me, here’s what I shared this week.

And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.

gingerbread manThis is seriously one of the most adorable projects I’ve seen. Hot Tubbin Gingerbread Man by Our Mini Family is absolutely delightful. Doesn’t he look relaxed and content? Love this!

bacon-straws-on-an-angeWhat do you get when you combine bacon and pastry? I’m not sure but I can’t wait to make these and discover this new taste sensation by Army Wife to Suburban Life.

Vintage-Christmas-tree-potsIronically, I’ve been toying around with this same idea for awhile – trying to figure out how to replicate enamel ware. Well, Fyne’s Designs has come up with a wonderful painted enamel ware look that I can’t wait to try myself. Fantastic pots with darling little mini trees. And those vintage red suitcases are positively wonderful.

raspberry-ganache-cookies-christmas-cookies-recipes-1She had me at “ganache”. Raspberry Ganache Thumbprint Christmas Cookies by The Gracious Wife look amazing. I really need some chocolate in my life, like right now!

Stamped-Christmas-Gift-BagsThe Casual Craftlete crafted up some of the cutest little Christmas bags I’ve ever seen. It’s a simple idea – stamping on muslin bags which is what makes these bags so special. A clean design topped with pretty ribbon. Perfect!

chalkboard tree 2It’s hard to not just smile and feel cheery when you look at this Chalkboard Tree with a Pom Pom Garland by Life Love Larson. The bright colored pom poms make it extra special and unique.

imageedit_25_2778747152I love a good sweater upcycle project. In fact, I’m sharing one next week. In the meantime, check out this wonderful Sweater Stocking by Simply Beautiful by Angela.

stag head 650 aIsn’t this Christmas Stag Head by Crafts a la Mode spectacular? It’s made from old Christmas Cards and I love that the cards are repurposed into a fantastic piece of art.

marbledI fell in love with this marbling technique and tried it out this year. These ornaments by Lemon Thistle are gorgeous and I didn’t know that you could marble on wood.

Sugar-Butter-GiftIf you need a last minute diy gift idea, this Sugar Butter by Carrie Elle looks wonderful and it’s so simple to make.

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184Indoor Snowballs – Sew Cando  |  Snowballs – Jodie Fitz  |  Snowflake Tree Skirt – Little Red Window  |  Dimensional Snowflake Card – Paper Seedlings  |  Let is Snow Mantel – Vintage Paint and More
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Martha Stewart Learn with Me Gold Foil Kit. You can enter here.
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. So many pretty Christmas ideas. Thank you so much for including me, Carolyn! Hope you have a lovely weekend. xo

  2. Love all the features - can't wait to try the enamel ware technique. Thank you for pinning our Let It Snow mantel to your Inspiration Board. Cathy


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