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!

Inspired by Stand Outs for Challenge #35

Thank you all so much for joining us this week for the Inspired by Challenge #35.  We loved seeing how you were inspired in all of your creative snowman 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 Silke Ledlow for being our Creative Guest this week! 


Both Silke and I have chosen our stand outs!

Silke Ledlow

Silke's Choice

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DJ's snowman card caught my eye. I really liked the multi stamped sentiment, the snowflakes, and of course the super sweet snowman. Great take on the challenge! 


Lesley's Choice:

copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com inspired by all the little things 35


I just adored Linda's sweet card! The paper choice and the perfectly coloured little snowman on his circle, made me smile!

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!

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 3, 2016

Inspired by Silke Ledlow & Christmas

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!
This week I have invited the talented Silke Ledlow! Silke is one of my most favourite designers. I have had a crafty crush on her for such a long time! I love the way she creates such clean, crisp and elegant designs. Welcome, Silke!


Silke Ledlow

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

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it? 
Hi everyone! My blog name is “My Life”….. A little over 10 years ago when my three girls were little, I needed to escape the everyday craziness for a few hours and decided to give      scrap-booking a try. I quickly realized, that I had tooooo many pictures and not enough time. Shortly after my scrap-booking failure I was introduced to stamping and immediately enjoyed crafting cards….the rest is history. Along with card making I discovered the “Splitcoaststamper” world. I also followed the trend of creating my own blog to feature my creations.  My first post was actually on 9/16/2007.

2.  What is your style of card making? 
To be honest it depends on my mood…I have been a roller coaster over the years, but I think I would categorize myself between “Clean and Simple”and “Classy and Elegant”.


3. Who inspires you as a designer? 
Amy Sheffer, Laurie Schmidlin, Laurie Willison, Sheri Gilson, Tracey McNeely, 
Gina K., Melanie Muenchinger, and the list could go on and on!

  
4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers? I’m a big fan of color and sketch challenges…plus any kind of inspiration challenges like “Inspired by All the Little Things”. I’m also very lucky to be part of some design teams, so my inspiration is coming from everywhere!  


5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?
I’m big into College Football. My favorite team is the University of Alabama..…ROLL TIDE!!!  I also enjoy watching my girls play school and club volleyball. We recently moved back to the great State of Texas and I’m loving it!!! 

Here is Silke'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,December 9th 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!

Inspiring Stand Outs for Challenge #34

Thank you all so much for joining us this week for the Inspired by Challenge #34.  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.


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!


Joyce's Choice...


3. Cat Craig 


I loved the simplicity of Cat Luvs Paper's card.  She incorporated so many wonderful elements of the inspiration photo--the chalkboard, Christmas theme, and the red and green into her card, and yet her card was not busy at all.  This card would also be perfect for mailing.
 

Tracey's Choice



18. Michele Ferguson





Everything about Michele's card seemed inspired by the photo to me, from the beautiful scripted chalkboard behind the lovely window frame and wreath with the delicate pops of red.



 Congratulations ladies and make sure you grab your badge.

Thank you so much Joyce for joining me as my guest this challenge. Join us again in the new year when Inspired By All the Little Things is back to bring you more challenges for 2017!

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things featuring Joyce Mehrberg

Hello Tracey here 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 Joyce Mehrberg to be my guest. Joyce has been my blogging friend for 5 years now, we both started blogging in the same year! Over time we have become good friends online and off and if all the stars are aligned just right we will be meeting for real in 2018! Joyce is a challenge junkie, she participates in so many and one of my favourite features she does is a big post on Sundays showcasing what she has been up to in her studio! If you haven't already you will love stopping by at her blog but grab a big cuppa first you'll be there a while!
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I asked Joyce to share a bit about herself...

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

 I live in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, and so I named my blog Cards-by-the-Sea, clever, right?  I started by blog back in 2011 as a way to enter challenges and connect with other paper crafters.  I had just organized a mini group of 4 paper crafters called 'Four of a Kind' and we all needed blogs so we could show our creations on the same day.  That group expanded and morphed into a larger group that I am still a part of called The 12 Kits of Occasions.

2. What is your style of card making?

My style is Clean and Simple most of the time.  I love die cuts and background stamping, so my cards will occasionally stray a bit from a pure CAS style.  I really like just about all flower stamps, and also cannot resist stamps of houses, buildings and city scapes.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

I am a true PTI addict, and find so much inspiration in their designers, especially Nicole Heady, Maile Belles, and Laurie Willison.
4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?

I enjoy getting inspiration from card challenges.  My favorite challenges are sketch challenges, with color challenges a close second.
  
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

If you have met me within the last couple of years, you will be surprised to know that I never used to like animals.  My daughters begged me for a dog for years and years before I finally caved 3 years ago.  My dog, Sherlock, is now my constant companion, and I am completely devoted to him.  If you have known me forever, you would be surprised and amazed to see how much I love my dog, and how that love has grown into a love for all other dogs.

Here is Joyce'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 one created by me.

tracey_IB#34

We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Friday, December 2nd at 12:00 pm. (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!