Saturday, January 14, 2017

Inspired by all the Little Things featuring Hannelie Bester & welcome to new Design Team Member, Silke Ledlow

Hello and welcome to Inspired By All The Little Things! This is a weekly inspiration challenge blog and each week we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!


This week I have invited...

Hannelie Bester of Desert Diva


Hannelie has a very distinctive and stunning graphic card-making style and I wish we lived closer so I could take some Silhouette lessons off her 😃  I asked Hannelie to share a bit about herself...

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
Desert Diva ... a creative journey.

I started blogging in March 2011.


I've been making cards for years before, and was introduced to the world of card making blogs by my sister in law. I was so intrigued by the idea of using a challenge as design  inspiration, that I started my own blog in order to take part in challenges, and now , after almost 6 years of blogging, I still find it a wonderful creative outlet.

2. What is your style of card making?
Clean and simple - graphic.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

Not one specific person ... inspiration is everywhere!

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?

Photos, sketches, colors, fashion, window displays. I am always alert and on the look out for inspiration.
  
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

I don't play board games 😀

Here is Hannelie's card using this week's inspiration!





The challenge designers have also created a card for this week's inspiration! These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! I hope you will play along with us this week! We would love to have you join us!

We are delighted to welcome a new member to our Design Team! We are thrilled to have Silke Ledlow join us!



Silke Ledlow - http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com

Howdy friends! I'm married to the best husband ever and we have three beautiful girls together.  We also have a boxer pup named Luke. We currently live in the State of Texas. My crafting time is definitely an escape from my busy life with the girls. I started stamping a little over 10 years ago. If you like, you can check out my ideas on my blog,  “My Life”. When I’m not crafting, I like to hang out at the pool, grill, bake and travel around the country. I’m super excited to be part of this awesome team and I’m looking forward to sharing my creations with you!


Kimberly Lackenbach-http://kimcreate.blogspot.ca/



Leigh Penner - www.leighpenner.blogspot.com  










and a card from me




We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Thursday, 19 January at 11:55pm. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!


Inspiring Stand Outs #38

Thank you all so much for joining us this week for the Inspired by Challenge #38.  We loved seeing how you were inspired in all of your creative projects. These are the submissions that have earned a special Inspiring Stand Out this week. Please go ahead and display the badge on your blog.



A special thank you to Broni for being our Creative Guest this week! 


Both Broni and I have chosen our stand outs!

These are the submissions that have earned a special Inspiring Stand Out badge this week. Please go ahead and display the badge on your blog!

Broni's Choice

I loved Colleen Begley's card (#5).



What a beautifully colored floral bouquet, and all the touches of gold related it perfectly with the inspiration photo.


Lesley's Choice

I chose Vicki Finger's card (#2).



I couldn't help but choose Vicki's stunning card! Love the clean lines and the pretty way she used the colours!!

Congratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who played along with us this week! We will be back in one hour with a brand new challenge!  

The next challenge goes live at 5:00 am PST.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #38 {Creative Guest-Broni Holcombe}

Hello and welcome to Inspired By All The Little Things! This is a weekly inspiration challenge blog and each week we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!

Lesley here!  We are back after a lovely Christmas break with our families! We hope you enjoyed your holidays too! Happy New Year!




This week I have invited...Broni Holcombe to be our Creative Guest!! 

I asked Broni to share a bit about herself...

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?

You can find me at Splashes of Watercolor.  I started blogging in late 2007 when I was on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen design team.


2. What is your style of card making?
I have evolved over the years and find that I prefer a clean and simple style, mostly using watercolors and/or Copic markers.


3. Who inspires you as a designer?

There are so many talented designers out there now and I find inspiration everywhere.  Some of my favorites are Kay Miller for her watercoloring and clean designs, Debbie Olsen for her Copic marker artistry, and Maile Belles for her simple and unique design technique.

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?

I love finding inspiration on Pinterest from other card makers and also from the many wonderful challenge blogs out there in blog land.  I'm especially partial to sketches.


5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

That's a tough one.  How about the fact that I once hula-hooped for 2.5 hours straight!  (It was in a contest.  Many years ago.  Yes, I won!)

Here is Broni's card using this week's inspiration!


The challenge designers have also created a card for this week's inspiration! These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! I hope you will play along with us this week! We would love to have you join us!


Kimberly Lackenbach-http://kimcreate.blogspot.ca/




Leigh Penner - www.leighpenner.blogspot.com  









We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Friday, January 13 at 11:55am. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Inspiring Stand Outs for Challenge #37

Thank you to everyone who participated in our final challenge of 2016!
Natalie & I have chosen our stand outs - winners, please feel free to grab our badge below to display on your blog.
We loved seeing your wintery/snowy/gingerbready/red&krafty creations this week - the way people used the inspiration photo was wonderful!  A huge thank you to Natalie Murdock for being our guest designer this week,  Natalie has chose her Inspiring Stand Out: #7 Maria!
"Such a beautifully created card, totally inspired by the Gingerbread photo.  The texture on Maria's design was a perfect touch."

Karen has chosen: #6 Colleen!
"I just adore Colleen's Gingerbread village - and all the subtle patterns on the papers.  Such a fabulous card!"

On behalf of the entire team here at Inspired By All The Little Things, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays, and thank you for supporting our challenge blog.  We will be back on January 7th with a brand new challenge - see you then!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things with Natalie Murdock!

Hello and welcome to Inspired By All The Little Things! This is a weekly inspiration challenge blog and each week we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!

It's Karen with you today, and this week I have invited...
 Natalie Murdock from simplysweetstamping.blogspot.ca !!  I met Natalie on the One Crazy Stamper Design Team, and we've since done several tradeshow demo days together, and had a few good crafting sessions with our teammates.  She has the most amazing, artsy design style, and makes the cutest 3D projects you've ever seen (you're going to want to check out her blog!)


I asked Natalie to share a bit about herself...

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
You can find me over at Simplysweetstamping.blogspot.com I started up my blog back 2010 when I first started creating cards

2. What is your style of card making?
My card making style has changed throughout the years. I love vintage but currently I create more whimsical creations.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?
 I really like Heidi Swapp,love her ideas and creativity.   I'm also inspired by a local gal, Lorrie Everett . I've  learned  a lot from her style, she's a super talented lady.

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?
  I'm inspired by the different seasons, photos and other talented cardmakers around the world.


5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?
Something you may not know about me ....hmmmm.... well, I'm currently learning how to speak French and hope to be fluent one day.

Here is Natalie's card using this week's inspiration!


The challenge designers have also created a card for this week's inspiration!  I hope you will play along with us this week! We would love to have you join us!

Kimberly Lackenbach-http://kimcreate.blogspot.ca/


Leigh Penner - www.leighpenner.blogspot.com  




and here is a little something from me - http://kdaycreations.blogspot.ca
  
We hope you will play along with us!

The linky will close on Thursday, December 22nd at 11:55pm. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!


Inspiring Stand Outs for Challenge #36

Thank you all so much for joining us this week for the Inspired by Challenge #36.  We loved seeing how you were inspired in all of your creative projects. These are the submissions that have earned a special Inspiring Stand Out this week. Please go ahead and display the badge on your blog.



A special thank you to Anita Madden for being our Creative Guest this week! 




Both Anita and I have chosen our stand outs!

These are the submissions that have earned a special Inspiring Stand Out badge this week. Please go ahead and display the badge on your blog!



Anita's Choice:




Betty

Betty's card really caught my eye.  The card is so sweet and I especially liked the pine boughs and berries she added to embellish her card.


Karren's Choice:



Katie

Katie's tag was such a great representation of the inspiration pic!  Her truck is so beautifully colored and I just love the plaid background.



Congratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who played along with us this week! We will be back in one hour with a brand new challenge!  

The next challenge goes live at 5:00 am PST.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things Featuring Anita Madden

Hello and welcome to Inspired By All The Little Things! This is a weekly inspiration challenge blog and each week we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!



This week I have invited Anita Madden from Just a Pigment of my Imagination.  

As well as having a really clever blog name, Anita also provides amazing blog content!  Her cards are always delightful and her Copic coloring is out of this world!  I'm so glad she accepted my invitation to join me this week.




I asked Anita to share a bit about herself...

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?

My blog is “Just A Pigment Of My Imagination”.  I loved visiting everyone’s blogs to see their beautiful work so in 2010 I took the plunge and started my own blog.  

2. What is your style of card making?

I would say my style is Clean and Simple, although I do enjoy adding some fun embellishments.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

There are so many talented cardmakers out there and I’m inspired by all of them. 

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?

I would have to say my favorites are sketches and I love playing along in sketch challenges when I have the time.  I also like photo inspirations and think it’s so fun to see everyone’s take on the same photo.  I also get inspiration from designers and of course Pinterest.  
  
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We’ve been together for 40 years and he is truly my best friend.

Here is Anita's card using this week's inspiration!




The challenge designers have also created a card for this week's inspiration! These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! I hope you will play along with us this week! We would love to have you join us!



Kimberly Lackenbach-http://kimcreate.blogspot.ca/





Leigh Penner - www.leighpenner.blogspot.com  










and finally a card from me




We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Thursday,15 December at 11:55pm. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!