Thursday, April 8, 2010

eye candy

Lately I've been working on the next Dear Lizzy lines, a video tutorial today for the fabric flowers, Spark, and designing classes to teach. While browsing online for inspiration...
here are some of the eye candy photos that are inspiring me lately.
This darling anniversary party in an orange orchard. Counting down the days until I'll be in Newport Beach for Reflections. I'll have to sneak away to my grandparents and pick some oranges from their tree. I hope they're in season now...


Anticipating spring!! Jcrew
The other day we were planning Spark at Rhonna's house and I love her accent chalkboard wall that she decorates for every holiday. Her spring mix of branches, banners and birds not to mention her chalk doodles is fabulous.
I've had this in my inspiration folder for awhile. I love the message. (Etsy)

Wish this was the beautiful scene of our laundry. I might actually want to conquer the perpetuating piles if this was the case.
These are definitely drool worthy. Yes, I'm inspired by colorful sweets. Mmmmmm macaroons.
Have a happy day! What's inspiring you lately?

25 comments:

Heather said...

Wonderful inspiration!

Did you know that the girl who did that lovely anniversary party lives in San Diego? She's amazing! I bet you two would get along wonderfully, between how creative both of you are!

Her name is Heather Balliet, just in case:) She's my sister-in-law's sister.

{VICKI} said...

MMMMMMMM..... my mouth is watering

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Yes, those cookies did look yummy! Are you always up at 5:00 a.m.? Love the quote too!

Dani said...

I LOVE the pictures! Just to let you know.. YOU'VE been inspiring me lately :) Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Hi Liz- I love all of the pics. Especially the cookies and the beautiful table setting. What's been inspiring me lately is anything pink and ruffles. Lots and lots of ruffles! Happy Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Love all of these inspirations! Lately I'm inspired by big beautiful necklaces like these;

palm necklace

natahsha bib

Scrappy Girl said...

I am currently looking for ideas to redecorate our bathroom. It is used by the kids mostly and when we have guests in our home. It is yellow and blue rubber duckies right now. After searching the web I am loving Owl Sky by DwellStudio...cute owls and trees.

I'm Jessica! said...

LOVE the anniversary party! Looks so lovely and peaceful!

Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

I am SO excited that you will be in Newport Beach in a few weeks! I live in San Diego, and just registered for the Reflections event after reading about it from your link. I can't wait to meet you and take your class! Your scrapbook pages are a constant inspiration for me, and I turn to them when I get stuck on a page, and I am always inspired! The weather is great right now down here- way better than that freezing snow!

amytangerine said...

our orange tree is in full bloom! come over! xo

Colleen said...

So pretty! I needed that.
I was just going to try some fab flowers with your DL paper, but will wait until you post your video, so I don't mess them up. :)

Pearl said...

I love the party table and the laundry! how pretty!

Love,
Pearl

sassy said...

seeds and sprout and scrap boxes! I love spring and i loved your idea for a scrap box-I've made 5 so far......! It will be moy son's 1st garden this year so a garden box is in the works, save those seed packets!
great out door pic-what is so cool about unmatchy chairs! Love them!

Chloe said...

More Dear Lizzy?!!! I can barely contain my excitement!!! Love that laundry pic and those biscuits look so yummy!!!

Patti said...

So inspired... lovin' all the colours.....def. makes the MOJO flow!!

Ashley said...

The anniversary table reminds me of the Mad Hatter's tea party in the new Alice in Wonderland. The movie is sooo colorful - definitely inspirational, especially the wardrobe changes!

Melanie B said...

Oooohh more dear lizzy goodness haven't even started on my box of goodness yet?!!

Have been waiting for the flower tutorial can't wait!!!

Wish I lived over there to take some classes!!!

M xx

Renee Zwirek said...

What's inspiring me other than YOU!? I have to agree with Ashley's comment...the new Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland...stunning visuals and wardrobe and the COLOR! Color...love it, need it! (storyline disappointed me though and I LOVE Alice in Wonderland). Gosh! You posted such beautiful images! I love The Secret Garden. Gotta love flowers! Even though the rose is my fav, I also adore peonies! A perfectly captured peony is hard to come across in scrapbooking which stinks. I also love the way gathered chiffon or satin looks and layered tulle. Crepe paper, vintage is beautiful, books, animals.

Renee Zwirek said...

P.S. also love being inspired by trees and leaves...especially flowering trees (and shrubs) like the bridal wreath spirea and forsythia are so beautiful. Water and, of course, food.

sophie said...

hello! i can'tt wait for the fabric flowers tutorial !!
i write frrm France and you are my number one source of inspiration!!

Pam's Place said...

Your pictures inspire me too!
I love everything colorful and feel-good at the moment; finally shaking those winter blues off!
Your blog is a great place to turn to. I also get inspired from my monthly studio Calico kit!

Jen said...

Warm weather & sunny blue skies laways inspire me- especially because they're rare around here! So glad there's going to be more Dear Lizzy!!

nsmerkt said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Would LOVE to know who made that print from Etsy!!!

nsmerkt said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Would LOVE to know who made that print from Etsy!!!

mandyface said...

That is some SERIOUS eye candy! Lovely round up!