Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party 15

So glad you could join us today for the Inspiration Board link party. Thank you for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been making. If you don’t have a project to link up, please stay awhile and enjoy the creativity. Check back as more projects are added each day.

 
A few rules:
  • Link up your own projects – something you created.
  • Link to a specific post, not your blog home page (No Etsy shops or giveaways).
  • Grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on the post you’re linking, on your home page or a page of link parties. Or, if you prefer, add a text link.
  • Follow homework. You’ll find the “Follow via Google Friend Connect” gadget on the right sidebar.
Please take a few minutes to check out some of the projects and make someone smile with a comment or two.

 

 
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Celebrations: pearl blue napkin rings


Here’s a quick and easy way to add a splash of color and dress up your table.


These pearl blue napkin rings even add a touch of shimmer to everyday white dinnerware and will work in any season.

To make these napkin rings, you’ll need:
  • 1st layer: cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 2” x 6” and paint with Pearl Jet Stream. Let dry and roll into a tube. Secure with a piece of clear tape on the inside.
  • 2nd layer: cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 1-1/2” x 6”. Roll this layer around the blue layer and secure with tape.
  • 3rd layer: wrap a piece of the organdy ribbon around the napkin ring and secure with glue or double side tape.
  • Add a Crystallized Element to the ribbon or paint an embellishment to the white layer with Metallic Sterling paint.


Crisp white linen napkins and shiny silverware add the finishing touches.


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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~14~

 
Thank you to everyone who linked up a project. I’m really enjoying discovering new blogs and new sources for creative inspiration. The projects amaze me week after week.
Here are a few that I’m spotlighting this week.
 
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A rustic whole grain wreath by Keeping up with the Times. Beautifully crafted and with the perfect touch of burlap.
Inspiration: bountiful

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These Peas Taste Funny created an Indian corn centerpiece. A great way to repurpose a jar just in time for your fall table.
Inspiration: thanksgiving


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Fabulous twine pumpkins from That’s My Letter. I love the different shapes and sizes and this is the perfect project for my twine obsession which is still going strong.
Inspiration: more uses for twine!


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I need to find a river with some rocks so I can make some of these table name tags. Extra points go to Inspiration and Realisation for biking to the river to collect the rocks and for the great tip to use a white-out pen.
Inspiration: natural elements


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You can tell a lot of thought went into this kitchen art wall from Big D and Me. I love all of the artwork and the simple white frames.
Inspiration: clean and white


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Postage stamps have some of the best artwork and this Boy Scout Stamp Ornament from Make Homemade Gifts is adorable.
Inspiration: be prepared


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Oh my goodness. How cute are these Oyster and Pearl Madeleine Cakes by Rook No. 17. Madeleines make up the oyster shell and a gumball serves as the pearl.
Inspiration: sweet little treasures
 

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Can you believe this chandelier is made from cereal boxes? Jellyfish Jelly did an amazing job on this fun chandelier which would be perfect for a child’s room, playhouse or for a Halloween party.
Inspiration: upcycling


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What a beautiful housewarming gift from Coordinately Yours. Favorite household items tucked into a charming jar make the gift extra special.
Inspiration: extra thoughtful
 
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This week’s color inspiration board: {hot, hot, hot - fuchsia and orange}

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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.

Please come back next week for another link party.
Link parties are held every Tuesday.





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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Upcycling: fall vase

I’m starting to think ahead and prepare a few things for fall.


I’ve been saving this brown bottle and thought it would make a nice vase. I used Plaid’s new Martha Stewart stencils and paints to create the pinecone.

Note: I don’t have a lot of experience stenciling and didn’t use the special adhesive type stencil made especially for glass and round surfaces. The stenciled edges probably would have been crisper if I had.

I’m still happy with the pretty pinecone and had these nice eucalyptus pods to use in the vase.

Since the vase was brown I wanted to lighten up the pods a little and gave them a little white wash with paint thinned with water.


I wasn’t quite ready to give up summer but just looking at these pods has me ready to head into fall. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Etceteras: ewaste bin

I try to use rechargeable batteries as much as possible. But I still end up with a baggy of old batteries every now and then. The baggies get shoved into drawers or cupboards and eventually (hopefully) are dropped off at an EWaste (electronic waste) center.

In an effort to get the rest of the house onboard and to not throw batteries or other small EWaste in the regular trash, I made a little EWaste bin for everyone to use.

I had this round box on hand and it was already covered in the brown kraft paper. I simply designed a label, printed it out and glued it on. I added a ribbon for accent. If you don’t have a pretty box on hand, use an oatmeal box or any shape box will do.

I’ll be giving instructions to the family to deposit their EWaste in this bin. I better not see any regular trash, gum wrappers or what-not in this bin…. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party 14

Welcome to The Inspiration Board link party. Thank you for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been making. If you don’t have a project to link up, please stay awhile and enjoy the amazing array of creativity.

A few rules:
  • Link up your own projects – something you created.
  • Link to a specific post, not your blog home page (No Etsy shops or giveaways).
  • Grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on the post you’re linking, on your home page or a page of link parties. Or, if you prefer, add a text link.
  • Follow homework. You’ll find the “Follow via Google Friend Connect” gadget on the right sidebar.
Please take a few minutes to check out some of the projects and make someone smile with a comment or two.


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Monday, September 5, 2011

Inkling: fall leaf doily envelope

Today is Labor Day, a United States holiday that celebrates the contributions workers have made to our country. For most of us, Labor Day unofficially means the end of summer.

The crisp whites, pale blues, shells and driftwood will soon be replaced on our shelves and mantles with burnt orange, acorns and falling leaves. I’m not quite ready to make a full transition from summer to autumn yet but this doily autumn leaf envelope is helping me get in the fall mood.

I found these doily leaves at the Dollar Store and glued a few onto a piece of kraft paper that I had folded into an envelope. A bit of twine and twigs finish it off.

 How about you? Are you ready to say goodbye to summer and head into fall?
To those of you in the U.S. – enjoy the holiday!



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