Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Inspiration Challenge: 12/20

Our first image for the Weekly Inspiration Challenge came from, it has been sitting in my inspiration folder for months.   With all the holiday madness, the red, green and blue everywhere – I thought we could all use a little retreat.   (No, I am not scrooge! Just needed a change.)    To me this springtime image conjured up visions of a fantastic garden wedding, a chic bridal shower, or an upscale baby shower.  

I was inspired to create a baby shower invitation and a few items to place on the table.    I learned my friend Katelin is expecting her second baby this Spring.  Hard for me to imagine she is having her second baby, her first is 2 months younger than my daughter Molly.   Congrats to Katelin!

These place cards would fittingly direct guests to their seats and inform guest what tea or food they are eating. 

And this flag is meant to place on the buffet table, next to the food item.   Mocked here as “Raspberry Tarts.” 

One of our readers, Andrea Farthofer is a cookbook author and photographer from Vienna, Austria.   She figured the only thing missing in our image was a few lovely little cakes!  So she sent us this image inspired by our challenge.    Actually these are soaps that she has packaged as cakes.   Super cute!   

Another of our readers Tracy Schultz, made this seasonal card inspired by the colors in the photo!  She fittingly called it Pink Peace.   What a beautiful job she did.

For this week’s inspirational challenge, I’ve gone back to the season.  This is a wreath idea from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.   I feel like I should be apr├Ęs ski in an Aspen lodge… or it should hang on the bar of my fictional chalet in Jackson Hole.    Are you inspired by it?    Look forward to seeing what you create with it.    Remember to send your images to me by 5 pm Sunday 12/26 to be posted 12/27.

PSA Cupcake and PSA Carriage Stamps were used in all three of my projects. 


  1. How fun to see my card on your blog- thanks so much! Love the little soap cakes, too. So very creative!!

  2. Oooh, I LOVE that cork wreath! I would love to make one just like it :)

  3. Beautiful projects!!! I love what everybody did with the inspiration piece. And I also love the cork wreath, hopefully I can find some time to get to my craft table this week!!

  4. Hi Libby,

    How very nice to see my soap packaging on your blog! I love the Internet as geographical distance really does not matter. Seasons's Greetings from Vienna, Austria, to you and all your readers! Andrea (

  5. Hi Libby,
    Beautiful job with the baby shower invitation and related items!