Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things - Featuring Amy Kolling

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!

Happy Saturday! Lesley here! This week I have invited the lovely and talented Amy Kolling to be my guest! Amy and I have known each other for a while in this bloggy world and a couple of years ago, we met at the CHA in Anaheim. I was so excited when she agreed to Guest this week! Thank you for joining us, Amy!

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

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

My blog is called Stamp-n-Paradise.  I started my blog back in May 2010.  I had no idea it's been that long!  I've definitely been stamping longer 
than that.  I started, like so many, with scrapbooking my wedding until I found stamping and realized how FUN it was!

What is your style of card making?  

I definitely go for CAS and sometimes with a few layers.  Totally depends on the project!!

Who inspires you as a designer?  

I can't say one person inspires me but rather it's the whole stamping community.  I love Instagram and following my stamping friends.  There's a wealth of people to inspire you there!

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

For me, inspiration is EVERYWHERE!  I have found inspiration from fashion, home decor, Pinterest, and of course Instagram.  If I am ever stuck on a card design, a sketch is always a starting place.  I bookmark some of my favorite card sketch challenges for inspiration.  

Share something about yourself that we may not know?

This May marks my 20th year of marriage and 20th year of being a nurse.  20 years ago, I was graduating one week from nursing school and the next week, I was getting married with the following week starting my new job.  Definitely not how I would "plan" things again!  

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-

Keeway Tsao-  

Leigh Penner -  

And finally my card...

Lesley Croghan-

We hope you will play along with us!

The linky will close on Thursday, May 5th 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!


  1. WOW they all are beautiful and fun butterflies cards!

  2. Yay for Amy!
    Love all the beautiful inspiration!

  3. Love having you as our guest Amy, beautiful DT inspired cards!

  4. Really amazing inspiration ladies!!

  5. What fabulous inspiration, loving the bold blue x

  6. This is beautiful! I'm so sorry, but I can't figure out for the life of me where to link up my card. I followed the linky prompt above to Always Playing With Paper, and found the butterfly challenge #13, but I can't figure out where to link? It's a wonderful challenge though!

    1. I don't know why this happened, Michelle!? I am working on fixing it! Hugs!

  7. So many beautiful cards from the design team! Lovely!