March 4, 2008

Spring '08 Inspiration Station

Well here it is, my SPRING INSPIRATION STATION!! I know you've all been patiently waiting for this post so thanks for hanging in there. This took a lot of doing this time because there was a lot that inspired me..... plus my blog would NOT cooperate, ug!! I wanted to group my photos all together in small sections but I couldn't get it done. Sooooo, lots of big photos but I'll try to keep the wording short.

Spring is one of my favorite seasons because there is such a sense of renewal....everything seems fresh and new. And it means that summer is right around the corner, my favorite season of all.

INSPIRATION STATION:
This is my shelf and bulletin board where I keep all my goodies in once place. Here's a close up of my colorful ribbons. I keep a lot of ribbon on clothespins and secure them with pins.
Here's my plate from Anthropology that holds on the fun doo dads.
And I threw this photo in just for fun. I have started a collection of these vintage clothespin holders. They're little dresses and I just LOVE them. I need more!! The pink one holds my clip type clothespins that I use to clip papers together (see first photo) and the blue one holds the old fashioned type of clothespins that I use for ribbons.

PAPER COLLECTIONS:
Here's some of my favorite collections this Spring. This first collection is from Making Memories Garden Party Collection. It's my favorite off all my goodies this Spring. You'll be seeing lots with it! This next photo is a collection of Easter themed papers that I pulled from my paper stash.
Here's some vibrant papers from Bo Bunny. I love all the yellow I'm seeing this season, especially when paired with red. This is some new paper from Pink Paislee, a new company I believe. Love the fun birds and the graph paper, and of course the polka dots. This paper is more for summer but I couldn't resist it at my last trip to my LSS. It's from Imaginesce.
MAGAZINE INSPIRATION
This Spring I'm getting a lot of ideas from Pottery Barn catalogs. Check out these adorable Easter baskets with their fun colors.
Here's more baskets with yummy, fun colors. I'll take one of each!!
And this table setting is simply adorable. I also did up my Spring centerpiece on my dining room table....I'll have to show that to you another day.
And the polka dots, gotta love the POLKA DOTS! They show up every year in some fashion and here they are big and bold! Have you seen Nichole's polka dot stamp set, it's a must have!!
Here's more polka dots, this time in pink and green. My girls would LOVE to have this room!! Heck, so would I!!
And how about all the bright, vibrant colors? I see lots of color schemes that are sticking to the true primary and secondary colors. I would love to have a porch setting with these colors!
This is my backyard......okay not really, but I wish!! Love the organic patterns I'm seeing on bedding, furniture and in the paper industry.
Okay, that's surely enough. If this stuff doesn't get me inspired this Spring, nothing will! I hope you all go forth and pull together your own inspiration station now. I loved seeing photos of your goodies last time so be sure to come back with your photo links. What is inspiring you this Spring? What projects do you want to tackle? Can't wait to hear from you!!!

39 comments:

Lisa Stanton said...

Oooohhh! I've been waiting for this!!Thank you for posting it - how fun! Can't wait to see what beautiful creations you make! Thank you so much for sharing!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

How fun! I saw the cute MM paper last week on your clam shell cards and had to order some!
Thanks for sharing your goodies!

Dottie K said...

Ooohhhh this is so pretty with all those wonderful colors and papers. I can't wait to see what you create with that paper. I'm working on 2006 scrapbooks and trying to get them done. I'm re-doing our bedroom so I'm so looking forward to seeing all the new colors in bedding and for my walls. See you soon!!! :)

wisteriagirl said...

Wow! This is awesome! Such pretty things and colors. I was wondering if you would tell me where you purchased the stamp...Too Much of a Good Thing is a Good Thing. My email address is wisteriaplace@nctv.com Thanks so much...Love your Blog! I sit and pour over it every day. Cindy

mochamama said...

Love your inspiration stations!!! I love Spring too and your station makes me want to run upstairs and start sewing up some springy colored cushions for my stampin room!!

Lisa G, Prinny's sis said...

Even though you can't see me, just know I'm bowing down to the creative Goddess known as Mish! :)

Kacey Elliott said...

Very cool! I wish I had the room to do this it would certainly make creating so much easier. Can you tell me who makes those little stamps hanging up and perhaps where you buy them? I love that little bird on the yellow background. I have never seen those before. So cute!

Lee said...

Wow!! Being new to your blog, this is my first look at an Inspiration Station! I LOVE this idea!!! I could look at these photos all day........you definitely have provided some major Springtime inspiration to me!!! And also some great ideas for me to try around my stamp area!! Ohhhh......do I ever agree with you about that backyard!!! I wish, I wish!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea.....and lots of hard work to put all this on your blog.....you are VERY much appreciated!!!

Chelle said...

oh boy! i am so excited! adorable! i love that we are inspired by some of the same things...thought i was the only person that insists the household comes to a complete stop when any pottery barn catalog comes so i can flip through it instantly! then i flip through casually with a great cup of coffee and enjoy every page! the station is great and inspires me!! thank you!!!

Janine said...

Wonderful inspiration station Mish ... Love it !! We are getting a wicked storm tonight so I will continue to look at your station to keep me from weeping !!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I visit your blog everyday to see the beautiful things you make. I just looked at it today and saw the new inspiration station. I just love the making memories garden party paper and emb. Is this a new line for them? Where did you get this. I would love to order all of it. Thanks for the information. Have a great day.

karen mackie
kmackie@verizon.net
"brad's mom" (SCS)

Judy in Indiana said...

I am in love with those penguin stamps. Your station looks like agreat place of inspiration.

Heather said...

Mish - your inspiration station is inspiring me! :) Beautiful stuff, girl!!

Jenn said...

Hey, I spy some Paper Salon in there! :) Great stuff, Michelle!

DeeDee said...

I LOVE your Inspiration Station!!!! That is really COOL!!! I was away for a few days and I missed so much of your wonderful creations.....I was just Ooooohing and Ahhhhing all the way down......Love it all girlie!!!

Chris said...

I have been waiting for your updated Inspiration Station. I just love it!! I have some of the same papers on mine. I just love the Making Memories collection. I have already used it to make a Bo Bunny Baby album. I will be using it lots this spring too. Thanks again for sharing with us.

steph said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! What a great, fun post!

Vicki C said...

Great Post Michelle! Loved it all!

Beth said...

You have inspired me to put away the reds and pinks and pull out the pastels and the PB catty!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh- now I have to go and get straight to work creating Spring things! I'm not even going to change out of my PJ's or make sure the kids are off to school. You are a very Bad influence-NOT- thanks for the inspiration!

Bev Breisinger (twofrogs84) said...

I just love how you put things together! I'm seriously thinking about the clothes pin/ribbon thing - need to save space. Please email me on what brand your little $1 penguins are and where you got them - they are soo cute!
TFS!!
Bev
twofrogs84@yahoo.com

StamperSharon said...

LOL -- I keep all my Pottery Barn catalogs for inspiration, too, Mish! But I don't think I've seen that PB Kids one yet! Love all your ideas and inspiration, especially the clothespins to hold your paper collectsion together!

Juanita B said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I MUST try this. Thank you for your hard work in getting this posted for us and sharing it!

Maria said...

Wow! Some really nice stuff to play with. I really like your blog so I've listed it as one of favs.

Laura Davis said...

Wow your work is stunning!! I'm going to add you to my blog roll:)
Laura

Robyn said...

Oh how I have missed this blog! It is good to be back!
Hugs,
Robyn

Janette said...

Oh my! So lovely colors and goodies! I am sure that you´ll get inspired!

Michelle said...

Can I just say WOW I don't have an inspiration station so to speak.. but I think of you blog as my inspiration station. I have recently started my own sketch book of ideas and am getting the Becky Higgins book ASAP!! I love her too.. Thanks for being so generous with your creativity

wendylynne said...

Okay, I totally love your blog. Your ideas are amazing and your Inspiration Stations are just so much fun. Thanks for sharing. When my blog grows up it wants to be like yours. Happy Day, Wendy
stampinfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Kerry Davis said...

Everything about your blog is an inspiration to me! How 'bout some tips on organization? I seem to have more stuff than I'll ever get to! And stuff that I've forgotten I even own... Also - what about stamp sets that you've never used? Do you keep them forever or sell them??

Belas Creating Place said...

Another wonderful inspiration station Mish. I just love it. I have had mine up for a while but I can't seem to find the time to go and play in it. I will make that a priority this weekend. It is so much easier to get things done once they are out on display...I love the inspiration station and thanks so very much.
Bela

Jennifer said...

Mish, LOVE your Spring version of your Inspiration Station! You inspired me to do one before Valentines, now I just need to replace pinks & reds with some spring colors!
I have one question, unrelated...
Do you leave your airbrush system hooked up and ready to go, or atleast part of it? I have the ABS1 system and find that I'm reluctant to pull it out each time I think of it, cuz it seems like a lot of work to set up. I know if I used it more, it would just hook up quickly and I wouldn't be afraid of it, but I just wondered if part of it can remain assembled in between uses? Thanks so much!
Jennifer Good
stevegood9@cs.com

Jennifer said...

Mish, LOVE your Spring version of your Inspiration Station! You inspired me to do one before Valentines, now I just need to replace pinks & reds with some spring colors!
I have one question, unrelated...
Do you leave your airbrush system hooked up and ready to go, or atleast part of it? I have the ABS1 system and find that I'm reluctant to pull it out each time I think of it, cuz it seems like a lot of work to set up. I know if I used it more, it would just hook up quickly and I wouldn't be afraid of it, but I just wondered if part of it can remain assembled in between uses? Thanks so much!
Jennifer Good
stevegood9@cs.com

Anonymous said...

going through withdrawl waiting for a new post... whatcha been up to???

kim eppley said...

What company makes the penguin stamps? I cannot find them anywhere? My friend wants them like crazy! kimberlyeppley@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

Wow Mich what a great idea.Thanks for sharing.I might just do this as I am tidying my scrapping room at the moment.

And boy do you have lots of yummy products there to play with.

Samantha said...

I love your new inspiration station! I picked up a lot of these papers and embellies last week on my "paper chase" where my girlfriends and I visited 18 scrapbook stores in 3 days!! I wish I could have all my stuff out on display like you do, but alas, my cats would nibble on most of it, I'm sure!!

cardcrazy said...

I have to admit, I've been a lurker on your site for awhile now. I've enjoyed checking out your inspiration station every season/holiday. What a great idea! Now if I could only carve out my own personal inspiration station somewhere in our home...(a girl can dream!)

-Krissy

Brenda said...

I think the idea of an inspiration station is awesome! Great idea! (p.s. loved the Valentine station as well!)

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