The Inspiration Board Launch Party!!

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.
The Inspiration Board launch party on

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 >>



  • 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
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 to create your first board! Have fun! Get creative. Get inspired! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:50 am (#

    Lots of fun, Jamielyn! The only problem I had was with the frames. Once I chose one, it would not let me change it or remove it. I tried closing and reopening the board, too. But still, LOVE it!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:07 pm (#

      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!!

  2. Kate posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:59 am (#

    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!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm (#

      Thanks so much for your comment Kate! I’m so glad you found it! Can’t wait to see your boards! :)

  3. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:17 am (#

    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?

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:53 am (#

      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!

  4. Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:55 am (#

    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?

    • Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:01 am (#

      Ok, I jumped the gun…I go in, but only through facebook. It apparently isn’t liking the register through just email option…just so you know :-)

      • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm (#

        Thanks for the heads up. Looks like there may be a bug during registration. We’re on it! Glad you ended up getting in okay. :)

  5. Vanesa Iwaniuk posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:59 am (#

    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!

    • Vanesa Iwaniuk posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:01 am (#

      Just found it! Thank you! :)))

      • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm (#

        Glad you found it in your e-mail. Have fun creating!

  6. Kathy posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:29 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm (#

      Hi Kathy! Hmm that is strange. Will it allow you to reset your password?

      • Kathy posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm (#

        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. :(

  7. Ashley @ Cherishedbliss posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:30 am (#

    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?

  8. Kelsey Bang posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:58 am (#

    Jamie! you are so talented! I am so excited about your launch! sooo awesome! way to go :)

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm (#

      Thanks so much Kelsey! I really appreciate it! XO

  9. Lauren @momhomeguide posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm (#

      They’re lot of fun to create! Lots of different ways to create them. Can’t wait to see yours!

  10. Jess @ Spool and Spoon posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm (#

    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!!

    • Jess @ Spool and Spoon posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm (#

      Am I just blind or is there a way to crop the images that you add?

      • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm (#

        We’ll be adding that feature soon. :) Right now it brings them in straight from your computer. I LOVE the grey and yellow board you created. Super cute!

  11. Susan H. posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm (#

    I signed up…but it won’t activate my acct. ???

    • Jess @ Spool and Spoon posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm (#

      Check your junk mail — that’s where my activation notice went to :)

      • Susan H. posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm (#

        I got the email..tried both links in it. It says, “Unable to Activate Account”.

  12. Carissa posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm (#

    i love the idea of the website, but it might be improved by allowing somewhere to list sources for the elements.

    • Carissa posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm (#

      also, i’m not able to access my profile:)

  13. Diana posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm (#

    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! :)

    • Stephanie posted on February 11, 2013 at 3:46 am (#

      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.


  14. Sara posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm (#

      Hi Sara! Yes, you can submit one board for each category/prize. Good luck! :)

  15. Northern Cottage posted on February 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm (#

    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!

  16. Maria posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm (#

    I love your site. i had so much fun making my inspiration board, i will be coming here everyday. thank you.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Maria! So glad you enjoy it!! xo

  17. Brooke posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:07 pm (#

    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?

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm (#

      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. :)

  18. Sarah @ My Simple Obsession posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm (#

    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. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#

      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. :)

  19. Monica @ Creative Gator posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm (#

    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.

  20. Jenny posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:58 pm (#

    This looks fun! Ok, I tried logging in and it worked. Even thought it said it couldn’t activate, it did!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm (#

      Hi Jenny! Glad you were able to log in. Make sure to use chrome for the best experience. :)

      • Jenny posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm (#

        Ok, I was thinking it must be a FF problem. I’ve tried Chrome before and didn’t like it, but I can use it just for this! It’s fun!

      • Jenny posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm (#

        WooHoo! I made one and posted it. So fun, thanks for the cool site.

  21. Clarissa @ A Little Stone House posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm (#

    Sooooo much fun! I can finally organize my Pins and group them where they belong! Have a visual of them altogether is awesome! Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm (#

      So glad you enjoy it! It’s great for pulling all your ideas in one place. :)

  22. Angie posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:52 am (#

    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!

  23. Jennifer posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm (#

    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. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm (#

      No problem! Glad you were able to link one up. Have fun creating!

  24. northern cottage posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:09 am (#

    hello there! just a heads up that it looks like the profile social links are throwing errors….no rush, of course – just an fyi! :)

  25. Chrissie@ party paper scissors posted on February 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm (#

    Oh. My. Goodness! This is amazing. I am so not tech savvy and this is just what I need!! Thank you!!! Still working on my first board!!!

  26. Robin@All Things Heart and Home posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:31 am (#

    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!

  27. Lindsay posted on February 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm (#

    Very cool! My entry is #92, and although I was able to save the file, the tiny URL makes the board different. Here’s the URL to an image of my board, though:

  28. Tracy posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm (#

    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!!!

  29. Lindsey posted on February 8, 2013 at 10:52 am (#

    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.

  30. Chelsie posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm (#

    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!

    • Lindsey posted on February 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm (#

      I agree! A way to upload pictures with a link would be great!!! :)

  31. Jenny posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:09 am (#

    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!

    • Therese Given posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm (#

      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.

  32. Flora posted on February 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm (#

    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.

  33. Kellie posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm (#

    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?)

  34. Flora posted on February 11, 2013 at 1:49 am (#

    Hi, How do we vote pls. Thank you! May the best inspiration board win! Good luck all!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:37 am (#

      Hi Flora! Sorry, there was a mishap in the system. The voting will begin tomorrow. Today is the last day to enter.

      • Flora posted on February 11, 2013 at 10:14 am (#

        Thank you Jaimelyn, I love love love the Inspiration board !

  35. Adrienne posted on February 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm (#

    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!


  36. Kellie posted on February 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#

    I’m excited to see the winners! :)

  37. Rosie posted on January 16, 2014 at 10:39 am (#

    I know this post is almost a year old, but I get “coming soon” I thought you launched this last year.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm (#

      Hi Rosie! We did launch it last year but at this time the site is under construction. Sorry for the inconvenience!

      • Libby posted on January 19, 2014 at 8:12 am (#

        Any timeline on when it will be up and usable again?

      • Jamielyn posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm (#

        Hi Libby! We’re not sure, it could be a few months. I’m sorry for the inconvenience!

      • ReneTe posted on June 7, 2014 at 8:13 am (#

        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 posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:01 pm (#

        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.

  38. Joni posted on January 31, 2015 at 11:27 pm (#

    Well, I guess the inspiration board was a flop. Two years later and still nothing, not even a response on the FB page to anyone who asks what is happening. 

    Luckily a google search brings up some great ones that are available and actually WORK! 

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm (#

      Hi Joni! The inspiration board has been put on hold for now. We may eventually get it up and running. :)

  39. Cabidor posted on February 4, 2016 at 1:16 am (#

    This is really cool and useful for creative minds. Thanks for sharing!