Saturday, May 14, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things Featuring Kara Vrabel

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've asked Kara Vrabel to join us! You might know Kara from her designs at WPlus9.  We got to know each other through a group of crafty friends at the 12 Kits of Occasions.  Kara has an eye for graphic design and is not afraid to take chances.   She's an amazing stamper who makes amazing backgrounds, and her ability to work with different media astounds me!

I asked Kara a few questions so we can get to know her better!!

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
My blog is Kandrdesigns and I started blogging in 2008. I thought blogging would be a great way to share some of the things I was creating and to connect with people who share the same passion for paper.

2. What is your style of card making?

My style is probably clean, but not always simple. I love color and patterns with bold accents of black.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

So many people inspire me! Check out my weekly Friday Inspiration File on Pinterest.   Friday Inspiration File - My favorite projects {Created by YOU} added weekly!

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?
I really get inspired by prints on clothing, geometric designs, print advertisements and the stamps themselves spark ideas.

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

I love Brussels Sprouts! They are one of the top 'most hated vegetables', but I think they are delicious!

Here's Kara's card for this week's Challenge....

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

Of course I want to play along too.. here's mine!

We hope you will play along with us!

The linky will close on Thursday, May 19 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. Thank you so much for inviting me to join you this week! The DT projects are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what your participants make!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous inspriations! Love all the projects

  3. Beautiful cards from Kara and the DT! I love all the bold patterns!