Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pin Inspiration + Giveaway

This my fourth week with the Pin'Inspirational Thursday Link Party gang. It's been such a blast seeing all the creativity that they and that all of you bring to this link party each week. This week, as a thank you to you all for participating, I'm doing a giveaway that will let you stretch your creative soul. 

It's some amazing items from Shutterfly that you get to personalize with your very own photos. Included in the giveaway are:

Just enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to enter. There are a bunch of different ways to enter, some of which you can even do more than once! 

Before telling you about my favorite links from last week's party, I want to highlight my amazingly talented co-hostesses. These women take my breath away! Here's what they've been up to:

  [caption id="attachment_7882" align="aligncenter" width="393"]This Tiramisu cake is delicious and easy to make. Try it as a late night snack! 

The ever-funny Jane made me laugh in the middle of her explanation of how to make a quick and easy Tiramisu Cake. "Optional step unless you are 3." Ha ha ha! You probably have to go read the post to get it. Click the picture to find out why I laughed and to get the delectable recipe.
Using balloons in a child's photo shoot is both fun and sophisticated. 
The beautifully talented Marilyn treated us to an inspiring photo shoot of a 3 year old. We're doing a family photo shoot very soon and I now know that balloons MUST be part of it! So whimsical. They somehow look fun and childish while also being sophisticated, especially in this black and white shot. Click the picture for more beautiful photos from Marilyn. Here is an example of how you can use your serger to applique. It's a little girl's skirt with adorable heart appliques. 
O.K., now I can't sew nor do I even have a sewing machine but NOW I WANT ONE because our dear co-hostess Micki has just put the cutest applique on her daughter's skirt. She shows you how to do it and even my sewing-dunce self kind of gets it. I totally want to be able to make cute clothes for my little one. Click the cutey pie's picture to find out how to applique with a serger.
And now my favorite links from those shared last week.

I have never heard of a crepe cake so this caught my eye. As did the word "cardamom". It's one of my favorite flavors in the world. Great idea from Sweet Boutique. Click the picture to go to the recipe.

This is spreadable butter. Find out how to make butter as spreadable as margarine but keep it healthier. 

I had NO IDEA that you could make butter spreadable straight from the fridge by adding olive oil to it. This is BRILLIANT. I have to stop writing right now to go make some. O.K., I'm back. Click this picture to go over to Family Home and Life and find out how to make your own Butter Spread
These are valentines candle holders made out of tin cans. 

O.K., so these are totally the cutest things ever. I'm not a very crafty person but I'm thinking that this just might be a project I can handle. Click on the picture and head over to North Shore Days to find out how to make some along with me.[/caption] What a lot of Pin'Inspiration for this week, right? O.K., now enter the giveaway for all that cool Shutterfly stuff with the Rafflecopter below and then link up to our link party below that.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Create, Share & Inspire Us All: Our Link Party Rules


1) link as many projects as you’d like


2) visit lots of other folks (everyone likes company) and show them some bloggy love.


  1. Thanks so much for the party, Micki!! I'm so glad to participate!


  2. Thank you for hosting Micki! have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for the party, Micki! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  4. Hi Micki!
    Thank you for inviting me to party with you! :D Have a wonderful rest of the week!!

  5. Thank you for hosting!
    ~Erin @


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