Sunday, February 28, 2016

Welcome to the new home for "Inspired by All the Little Things"

Hello and welcome to the new home of Inspired by All the Little Things. I was hosting this feature on my blog but it was getting lost there. I wanted to create a place where we could celebrate crafters; their talent and their hearts.

I asked 3 of my dearest crafting pals to help me "run" things. I will be the graphic designer but using their inspiration choices. In fact, each of us will have one week in a month and we will host our own "Creative Guest". We will send them an inspiration graphic and some questions to answer! Then we will post the "Inspiration Challenge" so you can play along should you be inspired.

Let me introduce my partners in crime (in alphabetical order of course)...

Hi!  I’m Jeanne Jachna.  I’m a married, stay at home mom of two young adults, and one very active Akita puppy. I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago.   I like to read, garden, and cook, but I have been completely captivated by paper crafting.  I can’t resist a new set of stamps, bling, big bows and colorful paper.  I love to layer on lots of die cuts and mix different patterned papers together.   My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself.  I started my blog, A Kept Life (link, in 2011.  It’s been so fun to express myself through crafting, and I’m blessed with the many friends I’ve made who share my paper crafting obsession.    I’m so excited to share my creations  with you!

I am a clothing designer that retired a few years back when I started my family.  I was a stay at home Mom for years until I became a part-time home stager, and now am working at our local library.  My husband and I are new empty nesters, with my son in 3rd year University, and my daughter in her 1st- both studying business at different schools. I've been a crafter all my life, trying just about everything!  My two main passions are knitting and cardmaking, which take up most of my free time.  I have a weakness for patterned paper, and you'll find my design style to be bright, with lots of colour and patterns happening.  I adore colouring with Copic markers, and am working on improving my skills with watercolours.  I love participating in challenges, and enjoy being on several design teams.

Hi, I'm Tracey McNeely, and my blog is In My Creative Opinion. I am a Canadian girl that lives in the beautiful Muskoka's of Ontario . I taught high school for 18 years before my MS made it too difficult for me to do my job, so I left my job to become a stay at home mom . I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 25 years  and we have two fabulous kids Ben who is 21 and Brooklyn, 18. We are empty nesters now as both kids are away at University. I have always enjoyed crafts and I have been making handmade cards since I was in my teens. My craft of choice now is playing with paper, stamps, dies, ink and Copic markers. More recently I have fallen in love with watercolours! I am so excited to be a part of the new Inspired By team. Lesley and I go back a way now and I am thrilled to be designing with her again!

We will start this Inspiration Challenge on Saturday, March 5th at 5am (PST).  We hope you will join in the fun!