Saturday, October 29, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things featuring Katie Brooks

Hello Lesley 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 my dear friend Katie Brooks. Katie used to design for me over at FUSION and I adore her inspiring card making style!

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

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

KBStamps is my blog.  I started it in 2008.  I can't believe I have had it for that long!  I started because I wanted to create and share those creations, simple as that.  Still do. :)
2. What is your style of card making?

My style of card making is pretty varied.  I tend to pick up lots of styles of different things I like, layered, shabby chic, cute, etc. I enjoy building scenes and probably more often than not I go for cute.  I am not great at CAS designs, I can't help but want to fill up the card!  But I do try my hand at it every now and then and once in a while I am successful!

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

There are so many people that inspire me as designers.  My inspiration comes from varied people depending on my mood.  A few of my fave designers are Yainea (My paper Journey), Brandi (Yankee Belle Stamper) and Joni (Papell with Love).

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

Everything inspires me as a card maker, other designers, pins, photos, nature... you name it and I am inspired.  I love the quote, "Art imitates life imitates art," so very true!
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

Hmm.. something about me.  I'll share a few things. First I have Multiple Sclerosis, it can be a hard illness to deal with given that I work full time and have a child.  On a happier note, I am a big nerd who likes to laugh a lot.  My husband and I are always laughing. Finally, I believe in the possibility of Bigfoot and Yeti's (you'll notice I have a lot of stamps with those silly folks), I mean it is such a big world out  there and new species are being discovered every day, so why not those.  I agree that it might not be very probable, but it is totally possible

Here is Katie'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 -  

We hope you will play along with us!

The linky will close on Friday, November 4th 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!


  1. YAY for Katie!!!!!!! Awesome inspiration ladies!

  2. I'm loving getting to know Katie B. more and more! Gorgeous photo, once again!!! REally inspired cards, ladies!