Thursday, January 12, 2012

LESSology Challenge #9: Inspiration Board

{this is my post 2 of 2 today...please click HERE for my Parisian Flair post}


I'm back sharing my LESSology Challenge #9 project:

Inspiration Board

First up is our Super Sponsor:



You sooooo have to check them out...they have loads of fun products!  Whisker Graphics was founded in 2008 and is the creative out-pouring of Whitney Beard. This fabulous shop offers Baker's Twine, Party Goods, Printables, and More.


 Prize: 2 Spools of Baker's Twine of your choice. 
There are 13 colors to choose from.


Fantabulous Prize!!!!

It's funny how the creative process is for me, and I'm guessing for a lot of others.  I totally had something in mind for my project...years ago my son was Elvis for Halloween...absolutely hilarious...he walked around with his portable karaoke machine...his outfit was made by a friend of mine..white sweats...jeweled up...flared pant legs...popped up collar..oy, so cute.  Anywho's, so one year for Christmas I bought him a cheesy framed Elvis...it now sits in the garage...its a staple at my never ending garage sales but nobody wants to take him home:(  I was going to alter that into my Inspiration Board project but then something else popped in my mind:


Embroidery Hoops

One year my friend gave me a bunch of hers because I had mentioned I was looking for some and well, she's crafty too in the sense with fabric etc so she had tons of the hoops in her stash.

Remember my sneak peek from Monday?


This is the finished project...well actually it isn't 'finished'...


"thrive"

That is my 2012 word.

The embroidery hoop is 10.5 inches in diameter so it's pretty big...it's meant for me to use straight pins to  keep those special trinkets/memories about 2012 that will motivate me to thrive through the year and that have helped me to grow during the year.

The blooms are made by my bloggie friend Sherry....she does lovely work eh?  The fabric that everything is nestled on is vintage....I picked up a pretty large piece of it from a Japanese rummage sale that I use to go to on an annual basis...sadly they don't have them anymore...rummage sales are a great way to pick up recycled items...someones trash is another person's treasure. 

I look forward to seeing YOUR inspiration board!!!

22 comments:

  1. LOVE this Amy! What a fabulous project! So fun!

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  2. Super fun! I'm sure this'll look fabby in your room. What a great way to remind yourself of your goal.

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  3. This is very elegant Amy, love it!!!
    Hugs,
    Martha

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  4. Jaw dropping WOW....Love this Amy!

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  5. stunning!!! super idea girl :)

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  6. Love love love love love this!!! You are inspiring! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Just gorgeous Amy! And so clever! :)

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  8. Fabulous project, Amy! Love your word for 2012! Have a wonderful Friday!

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  9. OMG, how FABULOUS...what a GREAT IDEA!!! I just LOVE what you did here, girl!

    Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

    Hugs,
    Naomi

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  10. sherry's flowers are so sweet! love your word and the vintage fabric! happy weekend!

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  11. Super!! I need think of a way to remind/display my word of the year...thank for inspiration!!

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  12. that is beautiful and I am now following your blog! Looking forward to coming again!

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  13. Wowza! The tag card is wonderful, brightens my gloomy morning and makes me smile and your inspiration board - WOW! It's fantastic!!!!

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  14. So pretty - you will have to share at the end of the year!

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  15. Wow! I LOVE your inspiration board project, Amy! What a great idea to use an embroidery hoop, and I just love the vintage fabric. Stunning blooms, too, and I adore that you incorporated your word for 2012 on this. SO awesome!

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  16. LOVE IT! I need to do something like this with my word. Glad you are finally de-hoarding some of those blooms.

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  17. Awesome project, Amy! Wonderful way to focus on your word.

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  18. Two important words on your amazing creations! Love it.

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Cheers,
~amy~