Saturday, April 1, 2017

50th Challenge Celebration

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!

We are so excited to welcome you to our 50th Challenge Celebration! We cannot believe we have already hit this Milestone and we hope you will help us to celebrate!

To help us celebrate, we have each invited a special guest to join us this week! Hooray! And we also have this week's special Creative Guest invited by Leigh Penner...

Hi there, Leigh here.
This week I invited someone I admire greatly to be featured here at IBATLT.
She is a lovely person and an extremely talented stamper!
I adore her style (I seriously don't think she's ever made a card that I haven't loved!)
and was thrilled when she accepted my invitation
to join us for our 50th Challenge Celebration:

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

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

My blog’s name is Overnight Waffles, simply because all the good names were already taken. Seriously. I got a bit desperate and came up with the name thinking that for sure it would be an available one. It was. :) I started it in February 2013 as a way to participate in challenges. 

2. What is your style of card making?

Definitely CAS and feminine.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

So very many different people! There are so many amazing paper crafters out there. 
I’m inspired by both people who have a similar style to mine and those who craft completely different from me.

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

Challenges that feature a photo or sketch and are very open ended, 
leaving lots of room to move around in.

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

While paper crafting is my favourite hobby, my most favourite thing to do is travel. 
If I could, I would be travelling non-stop. Except then I would miss my grandsons 
(and the rest of my friends and family) too much. Hmmm. Dilemma.

Here is Diana's beautiful 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!

And please be sure to visit our special guests!!! We have each invited someone to join us this week who inspires us as card makers!

Karen Day

Karen's Guest - Sharon Caudle, Gramma's House of Cards

Karren Johnson

Karren's Guest - TaeEun, Rainbow in November

Kimberly Lackenbach
Kim's Cards & Crafts

Kimberly's Guest-Tracy McDonald, Iwannabuildamemory


Laura Janes's Guest-  Ksenija Rizova, Sweet Kobylkin

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Marcie's Guest- Veronica Zalis, So Many Stamps So Little Time

Sheri Gilson

Sheri's Guest - Amy Tsuruta, Tsuruta Designs

Silke Ledlow

Silke's Guest - Laurie Schmidlin 

Tracey McNeely

Tracey's Guest - Kay Miller, My Joyful Moments

Wanda Cullen

Wanda's Guest- Teresa Kline, Paperie Blooms

And lastly, here is my card:

We hope you will play along with us!

We will each be choosing an Inspiring Standout 

Runner Up this week...then, as a team, we will choose

 ONE MAIN WINNER and that person will join our team

 for May as a Guest Designer for each May challenge!

The linky will close on Friday, April 7th 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!


  1. There are so many beautiful cards here today! I can hardly wait to put together a project. In fact, were attending a wedding on May 8th that is happening in the same style and colors!

  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful array of amazing cards. Very talented and very creative. Thank you so much for the stunning inspiration x

  3. An array of stellar creativity showcased here! Thank you to the team for introducing some designers I'm thrilled to *meet*! My Feedly inspiration list has just expanded! Hoping to play along...

  4. Lovely DT cards and many Congrats! on the 50th challenge.

  5. Happy 50th! What a fab line up of cards! Here is to many, many more awesome challenges!

  6. Happy 50th, Congratulations! Wow such amazing cards done by the DTs and their guests! Can't wait to hop over to all their blogs!

  7. Congrats on 50 challenges! So glad to be jumping in on this one! Gorgeous inspirations from your designers and guests! Thank YOU!

  8. Beautiful cards! I'm so glad I discovered this challenge this week! I had a lot of fun creating my card! Sad I missed getting it linked up! I guess I thought POST was later! Woops!

    1. Hi Kelly, sorry for the technical glitch with the linky. Your gorgeous card is still in consideration and I've attached a link here for others to see it, too.