Saturday, April 21, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #84 Featuring Cat Craig

Hello, Darnell here to welcome you to Inspired By All The Little Things for the second half of April. This is a bi-weekly inspiration challenge blog and each month we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!

Here's is our photo inspiration for this challenge!
SO many ways to be inspired by this delicious photo in pretty spring colors!

I am delighted that my friend Cat Craig of Cat Luvs Paper has joined us again for this challenge! If you'd missed Cat's interview in our last challenge, you can find it here
Here is Cat's colorful card for this challenge:
Cat was inspired by the blends of frosting from blue into lavender into pink
and by those gold cherries!

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The designers have also created cards for this two-week inspiration challenge! These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! We would love to have you join us and tell us what "little thing" inspired your design!

LauraJane 
After Hours Ink & Flowers
LauraJane was inspired by all the Layers of SWEETNESS!

Leigh Penner 
Leigh was inspired by the soft colors of the bottom layer of the cake 
and how they blended together.

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the cone at the top of the cake, and the color scheme. 

Sheri Gilson
 Paper Crafty's Creations
 Sheri was inspired by the cake colors and birthday theme.

Silke Ledlow
 My Life
Silke was inspired by the party theme, the stars on the cake, and the fun colors.

Wanda Cullen
Wanda was inspired by the colors and free-flowing icing and confetti.

And one from me:
I was inspired by the overall composition of the party cake and cone!

We hope you will play along with us!
The linky will close on Friday, May 4, 2018, 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 Standouts for Challenge #83

Thank you all so much for joining us the last two weeks for 
Inspired By All the Little Things challenge #83!  
We loved seeing how you were inspired in all of your creative projects!

I would like to thank Cat Craig for being our Creative Guest!


Cat and I have chosen the submissions we feel have earned
a special Inspiring Stand Out badge for this challenge!
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Cat's choice:
#3 Betty (Created by BJK)
The line of flowers against the bright sunlight filled windows in the inspiration photo is for me wonderfully represented in Betty's fabulous card. It is airy and light with the colored vellum flowers and all that clean white space.
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My choice: 
#Susan Bridgman (Cardmaker's Garret)

I love how Susan captured the row of flowers on her card and made her take on the
photo inspiration unique and fresh by moving her flowers outdoors!

Congratulations, Betty and Susan!

Please go ahead and display the badge on your blogs!
Thank you again to everyone who played along with us this week! 
All the entries were lovely!
We will be back in one hour with a brand new challenge at 5:00 AM PST.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #83 Featuring Cat Craig

Hello, Darnell here to welcome you to Inspired By All The Little Things 
and the first challenge for the month of April
This is a bi-weekly inspiration challenge blog and each month
we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!

Here is our photo inspiration for this challenge:
This month I have invited my friend, the talented and lovely Cat Craig 
of Cat Luvs Paper to join us for the month of April!
1. When and why did you start your blog?  I started it in 2012 after I began playing in the Hero Arts scrambles over at Flickr. All the group were so kind and encouraging of my efforts, I decided to get out and share my cards with a wider audience.

2. What is your style of card making? My card style is mostly clean and simple these days. I might go to clean and layered too. They are a lot less fussy than when I first began making cards.

3. What "little thing" inspired you about this week's photo? I was inspired by the line of flowers in both bold and soft colors. The photo immediately reminded me of the Hero Arts Tall Flowers stamp.
  
4. Tell us something about yourself that we may not know? I met my husband of almost 10 years, fourteen years ago when we both played Texas Holdem poker online at Pogo.com. He was always cracking me up with his comments in the chat box … and he was a very good poker player. I lived in California at the time and he lived in Maryland. I cannot imagine that we would have met without that game site.  My Dad is the reason I played the poker game and he claims full credit for hubs and I meeting each other.

Here is Cat's awesome card for this week's challenge:
The challenge designers have also created a card for this week's inspiration! 
These ladies just inspire me SO much!!!

Kimberly Lackenbach
Kim's Cards & Crafts
Kim was inspired by the wildflower look of the flowers 
and tried to recreate the flowers in a line.

LauraJane 
LauraJane was inspired by the line of blooms and the pop of blue.

Leigh Penner 
Leigh was inspired by the soft pink roses in the jar in the middle of the photo.

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the springtime feel of the colorful florals.

Sheri Gilson
Sheri was inspired by the beautiful roses in the inspiration photo.

Silke Ledlow
Silke was inspired by the flower jars and the colors.

Wanda Cullen
Wanda was inspired by the glass jars and flowers.

And one from me.
I was inspired by the pretty wildflowers on the windowsill.

We hope you will play along with us!
The linky will close on Friday, April 20 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!


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Inspiring Stand Outs for Challenge 82


Wow, everyone did such an amazing job with Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #82.

Here are the challenge standouts:


Kelly - I pick #18 Berina




I fell head over heels in love with Berina's bright, crisp, and colorful card, but her addition of the bee theme stole my heart! There's just something about bees that gets me every time! I guess what I'm trying to say is, her card is the bee's knees! LOL!


                                               
Lesley -  I chose #11-Rahmat


I love how Rahmat captured the essence of the photo with her clean and simple card. The masking looks so cool with the font she chose. A very pretty card!

Ladies, please grab the Inspiring Standout badge to display on your blog!




Thank you to everyone for playing along with us for Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge 81

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired By All The Little Things #82 Featuring Kelly Lunceford

Hello and welcome to Inspired By All The Little Things! This is a bi-weekly inspiration challenge blog and each month we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!




 


                      This week I have invited the talented and lovely, Kelly Lunceford!




  

Here is Kelly'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
Kim was inspired by the colors and silverware.

LauraJane 
I was inspired by all the MANY bright blooms and the Silver Accent of the flatware.


Leigh Penner 
Leigh was inspired by the flowers and the colours.

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the colours of the florals, and the picture of the children which made her think of family. 


Sheri Gilson
Sheri was inspired by the beautiful flowers and color pallet.

Silke Ledlow

Silke was inspired by the flowers and the colors.

Wanda Cullen
Wanda was inspired by the colors and the flowers.


We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Friday, March 30 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!

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Inspiring Standouts Challenge #81

                
            Wow, everyone did such an amazing job with Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #81!
       
                                  Here are the challenge standouts:

       Kelly - "I was blown away by everyone's cards this week which is what made picking so hard! So many of you used amazing little details that really made them special.


  
    My pick is #13- Betty! Her sweet, spring card evoked the same feelings I had when I first saw the photo! Beautiful job!"

                                              
                                                    Lesley -  I chose #8 - Susie Moore



Susie’s card is like a breath of Spring!! She has captured the beauty of the inspiration photo with her delightful blooms. Clean lines and freshness make this card a stand out for me! Congratulations, Susie!!!

             Ladies, please grab the Inspiring Standout badge to display on your blog!



Thank you to everyone for playing along with us for Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge 81.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Inspriring Standouts For Challenge #80

   Veronica here to share the cards that really knocked our socks off for Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #80.

   
      

                                        Dana's stand out was this beautiful card by Wendie H.


 Dana - My favorite is Wendie #24. Her card just embodies the soft, romantic feel of the inspiration photo and captures the look perfectly.

                         Well done Wendie! Please grab this badge to display on your blog!
Oh my gosh this was SO hard! My standout for Challenge #80 was this beautiful creation by Amy Kolling:


There were SO many beautiful cards but this card made my jaw drop! I love the delicate touches, and soft, pastel colors Amy chose for this card. I love everything about it!

Please grab this badge for your blog Amy!

Thank you to everyone that played along with Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #80!