Saturday, October 8, 2016

Inspired By All The Little Things Featuring Barb Ghigliotty

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...

I first "met" Barb when she started leaving wonderful comments on my blog posts and after I made a comment on one of her posts about wanting a particular die that she had used, she very generously sent me some die-cuts of the dies - all the way across the world!  I asked Barb to share a bit about herself...

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

My blog is Barb’s Studio Creations (, which I started in October 2013. Prior to that, my friends in the Hero Arts Flickr Group strongly encouraged me to start a blog, and I’m so glad I did.

2. What is your style of card making?

My style is primarily clean & simple but sometimes a card will become ‘clean & layered’ general, the more white space I have on a card, the more I like it! I enjoy stamping flowers and creating scenes with critters, and I also love using watercolors and Copic markers to color images. 

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

I’m inspired by so many card artists, that it would be too difficult to list all of them here. I love perusing blogs, and often meet (then follow) some really talented artists!

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

I am an avid ‘Challenge Junkie’! I love using sketches, inspiration photos, code words, and cards designed by other artists to get my juices flowing.
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

I am currently retired, and during my career I was a Nurse Practitioner. I worked in a very busy high risk prenatal clinic, and my specialty was caring for pregnant women with HIV...believe it or not, I miss it a lot!

Here is Barb'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-

Leigh Penner -  

And, finally, a card from me

We hope you will play along with us!

The linky will close on Thursday, 13 October 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. Congrats, Barb on being the guest designer this week - I am so pleased for you and glad you are one of my blog friends - Barb is such a generous person - she sends me die cuts too.

  2. I may not always find the time to play along with this great challenge....but I am blown away with the talented design team, week after week! Fabulous cards by all including Barb!

  3. As always, the DT has creating the most amazing cards for this weeks' challenge! Thank you so much for the honor of being your Guest Designer, Karren...You are too kind!