Feb
4

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This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winners and all those who entered! Your boards were amazing! E-mails have been sent to the winners. Please check your inbox and respond within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Congrats!! :)
Overall best (based on votes): Link #111 Photography ideas
Fashion/Lifestyle: Link #79 Savour
Parties/Food: Link #71 Valentine Love
Home/DIY/crafts: Link #28 Grey & Yellow
I am SO excited for The Inspiration Board launch party! Are you ready to get this party started or what?! YEA! This whole week will be filled with INSPIRATION. I’ll be featuring some of my favorite inspiration boards as well as my favorite inspirational quotes all week long. Not to mention there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs! I truly believe that we all have that creative gene in us and I really hope The Inspiration Board will help spark your creativity! You can read more about The Inspiration Board here. This is phase one of the site (that has been in the works for a very long time) and I love how it all came together. There will be more awesome features added very soon. The site is built with html5 canvas, so it works best with modern browsers that support html5, such as safari and google chrome.
Inspiration boards are a great way to get your creative juices going. They are also great for planning events, organizing your ideas before a project and creating a collection of the things you love.

Here’s how it works:

The Inspiration Board

Here’s a video tutorial…

Here’s my finished inspiration board and a sneak peak of a recipe I’ll be sharing soon. ;) If you are sharing other images from around the web, please make sure to add the sources in the description area under the “details” tab.

sugar cookies

Are you excited to start creating? Here’s how the contest will work >>

Prizes:

  • Overall best board (based on votes): $500 cash
  • Overall best for fashion/lifestyle (based on judges): Canon Rebel $500 value
  • Overall best for Parties/Food (based on judges): Kitchen Aid $300 value
  • Overall best for Home/DIY/crafts (based on judges): CAMEO $250 value
I’m also giving away an iPad mini during our twitter party tomorrow, so come join us! It will be a lot of fun! Find more details here.

How to enter:

1. Register on theinspirationboard.com.
2. Create a board (you can make your board anything you want it to be… whatever inspires YOU). You can create ONE board per category.
3. Link up your board to the link party below.
4. Share your board on your blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest or instagram with #projectinspiration.
Come back and vote for your favorite board (or get your friends to vote for yours) on February 12th.

Link up:

Use the link/URL found under the “details” tab on your board editor to share your board. Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions. I’m SO excited to see your boards!
Visit www.TheInspirationBoard.com to create your first board! Have fun! Get creative. Get inspired! :)

Get social: Website- Facebook-Twitter- Pinterest

 

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

Join in!

72 Responses to “The Inspiration Board Launch Party!!”

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks so much Michele for your feedback! Are you still having this issue? The red X should delete the board, but let me know if it’s still giving you troubles. Loved the board you created!!

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  1. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline

    Very neat site Jamielyn!! Quick question….in order to upload pictures it seems you have to download them to your computer first. Is this correct? I always like to site my sources which I can still do if I am posting on my own blog but there isn’t any way for anyone else on the Inspiration Board to see my sources. Will there or is there a way that I’m missing to attach a source list to each board?

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    • Jamielyn

      Hey Jessica! In the future there will be a way to tag images, but for now you can copy and paste your source links into the “description” box under the “details” tab on your board. Hope that helps! Can’t wait to see your board!

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  2. Kate

    Jamielyn–this is truly amazing. I am a novice blogger, and I have been literally SCOURING the internet trying to find a website to create inspiration boards–and you go and just make EXACTLY what I was looking for. I am so so grateful to you for this resource! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  3. Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom

    Hello Jamielyn, I’ve tried to join–both via facebook and through a separate email, and both times, I get to step 2 where it is asking for an activation code…but I don’t have an activation code! I never received an activation code. It won’t let me log in or reset a password or anything. Can you please help?

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  4. Vanesa Iwaniuk

    Jamielyn, thank you for the inspiration board! :) Fun, helpful & creative! I’m trying to register & its asking for an activation code. Not sure where to find that. Would you please be able to help me with that? Thank you!

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  5. Kathy

    Tried to sign up for Inspiration Board but got a message that my email is already in use. I don’t remember signing up, so am unable to log in.

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      • Kathy

        No. It will take me to the reset page, but just asks for email and password, and when I click on Reset it just takes me back to the same page. :(

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  6. Ashley @ Cherishedbliss

    I’m having a hard time registering. I tried through twitter and it didn’t work… then I just tried signing up normally and it says that the email is already in use, but it won’t let me log in either : ( Did I do something wrong?

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  7. Lauren @momhomeguide

    Can’t wait to try this! Up until now, I’ve been making inspiration boards with PicMonkey.com, but I am willing to try this new inspiration board website. These inspiration boards look like fun!

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  8. Jess @ Spool and Spoon

    It took me awhile to figure out how to make it a usable link but I realized it was because it was marked as “keep private.” I hope you like the inspiration board I created for my BFF’s shower in a couple of months. This was the kick in the tushy that I needed to finally go through all of my pinterest boards and really narrow down the color scheme and feel that I want for her bridal shower. Thank you for putting this together!!

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  9. Diana

    Hey girl! Thanks for answering some of these questions in the comments – I had a few of the same. :) One more though, I notice that sometimes when I reload my board or open it up, some of my elements are a layer or so down from where they are supposed to be. For example, I used a clothes pin on top of washi tape but when I opened my board the washi tape was on top of the clothes pin. Love this whole idea………such fun! :)

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    • Stephanie

      I’ve had the same issue. My elements move around, after I’ve saved, closed and reopened the board. It’s a bit frustrating to have to put everything back where I wanted it.

      Love the idea though and I’m sure you’ll get all the little kinks worked out.

      Thanks!

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  10. Sara

    Hey! Thank you for the awesome contest! Quick question, are we allowed to submit more than one board? I see a few here that are by the same people so I just wanted to be sure before I joined suit and submitted other boards too. Thanks!

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  11. Northern Cottage

    Way to go being all creative girlie – what a FUN idea!! Can’t wait to get on my laptop to play! I registered with my iPad (like a breeze) & just wanted to send a happy little note of congrats!

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  12. Brooke

    Jamielyn, where has this app been all my life?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Inspiration Board. :) I am having a hard time linking up to this party. When I put in my link it doesn’t bring up an image of my board. Any ideas?

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    • Jamielyn

      Yay! So glad you like it! :) Make sure to grab the direct url and place it in the url slot along with a title and e-mail. If you’re still having troubles send me your board and I’ll add it for you. :)

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  13. Sarah @ My Simple Obsession

    OM Goodness! What an Excellent Idea Jamielyn! I’m in Awe! Totally what I have been looking forward for since you mentioned it. I love everything about it. Just had a few issues with the layering, but over all Excellent! One board down and a million to go. :)

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    • Jamielyn

      Thanks Sarah! So glad you enjoyed it! There has been a few glitches with the layering, but we’re looking into other options to make it easier for you. :)

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  14. Monica @ Creative Gator

    I am having the same issues Michele is having regarding changing frames. I also can’t resize or move my images around on my board. It just isn’t responding. I also am wondering how we are supposed to give photo credits?? Thanks for the fun site. I hope I am able to figure it out so I can finish my board.

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  15. Angie

    Love the new website! What a wonderful tool! I’ve posted a link on my facebook page to let my followers know about it. =) Thanks so much!

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  16. Jennifer

    Ok…I finally uploaded my board correctly…lol…can you please remove my first one, number 60, it goes to my blog instead of the url to the board. :)

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  17. Robin@All Things Heart and Home

    This was sooooo much fun! I’m going to give my readers a head’s up next week, the will love it! I had trouble with the frames too, maybe I needed to add a frame first before I did anything else. I tried at the end of my board and it wouldn’t let me. Other than that, which was probably my fault this is flawless! Great idea – Great job!
    xo
    Robin

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  18. Tracy

    This is such a great idea! I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time on your new website. Thanks for the awesome new tool!!!

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  19. Lindsey

    It was a lot of fun to make a board! However, when I clicked on my thumbnail above to view it, my board came up totally pixelated. :( It wasn’t like that when I created it AND I used high res images.

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  20. Chelsie

    This is super cute for making little boards of my own projects for my blog, but I couldn’t see myself downloading all the pictures to my computer then adding them to the board. If there was a way to directly download the pictures or link to the original sources you could definitely rival Pinterest. But I will definitely be using this for my blog!

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  21. Jenny

    Yay! I finally linked up my board! #108…but when I click on the picture the text and some of the washi tape is going behind the tags etc. I’m sure you are still working out the kinks! Just wanted you to know that there is actual text in case you can’t see it :) I’m sharing with my readers. It’s a very fun site! Thanks!

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    • Therese Given

      Same thing is happening to me. Just wondering if it’s something I’m doing wrong or a kink. Otherwise, it’s been fun to use and came in handy for my latest blog post.

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  22. Flora

    I had fun creating my board but it seems like when I click on my board it’s all over the place I must have done something wrong. Anyway just wanted to say FINALLY something like this is on the web so people can add their inspiration and share with the world. Oh and what did I do wrong? anybody? mine is 114 & 117…couldnt get it right! thanks.

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  23. Kellie

    Hi! I entered into all 3 categories. :)
    Lifestyle: #114 Kellie (As in how we celebrate our life together.)
    Home: #117 Kellie : Living Room (Reno wish list/plans.)
    Food: #120 Kellie (What’s for Dinner?)
    Thanks!

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  24. Adrienne

    Oh my goodness what an amazing site! So cute, I love this. I use pinterest alot for ideas, but this is organized and can put on on page. Love this concept. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Adrienne

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          • ReneTe

            Is the site still not working. I was able to upload pictures but not move them over to the board. Now I can’t even get to the log in screen. The coming soon message is back up. I can get back to the create area by going in to my browser history but still can’t drag the pictures over. Any advise?

          • Jamielyn

            Hi! I’m sorry for the inconvenience but the site is currently under construction. We are not sure when it will be up and running again.