Saturday, February 17, 2018

Inspired By All The Little Things #80 Featuring Dana Seymour

Hello, Veronica here 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



I asked Dana Seymour to share a bit about herself...


1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
 I started blogging 11 years ago in January of 2007 after realizing that I loved the social sharing format of a blog. I called it Kismet, Art, & Life. 

2. What is your style of card making?
Eclectic. I never stick with one particular style! There are so many unique supplies out there and they all inspire me in different ways. I can and will create anything from CAS to Artsy to Shabby chic. It depends on the stamps and the person for whom the card is intended.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?
Oh goodness, SO many. The first that come to mind are Laurie Schmidlin, Debbie Hughes, Karen Baker, and Viola Mahr. 

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?
I can find inspiration just about anywhere. Sometimes in nature, frequently in cloth/material designs, and always on Pinterest.
I enjoy working with sketches or color swatches as well as images.  

5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?
I'm a real foodie and a passionate cook. I always have something creative happening in my kitchen. As a vegetarian for the past 23 years I've inspired many palates with an array of vegetables and grains. In college I started my own catering company and was busy nearly every weekend. Even now, outside of my regular job, I cater weddings and other large events a few times a year for special requests.
 

                           Here is Dana Seymour's card using this week's inspiration!



Dana: I couldn't pick one, two, or even four things from this image because I loved so much about it! So, alternatively I decided to incorporate as many of the "little things"as I could into my card.

Here is the card I created:
I was inspired by the colors, and wood paneled background.


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 word Hello and the pink and aqua colors.

LauraJane 
Inspired By the woodgrain, wings and soft Pink/Aqua combo.


Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the woodgrain, the ampersand and the colours.

Sheri Gilson
Sheri was inspired by the pretty flowers and the word "hello".

Silke Ledlow

Silke was inspired by the flowers, the sentiment and the beautiful colors. 

Wanda Cullen
Wanda was inspired by the birdcage and colors.


We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Friday, March 2,  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, February 3, 2018

Inspired By All The Little Things #79 Featuring Dana Seymour

Hello Veronica here 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! It's February and that means it is time to get your pink and red ink! This is the inspiration I chose for our bi-week challenge:

SO many possibilities!

I invited someone I've admired for many years, her cards are so beautiful and perfectly balanced, Dana Seymour!




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



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



 I started blogging 11 years ago in January of 2007 after realizing that I loved the social sharing format of a blog. I called it Kismet, Art, & Life. 



2. What is your style of card making?



Eclectic. I never stick with one particular style! 
There are so many unique supplies out there and they all inspire me in different ways. I can and will create anything from CAS to Artsy to Shabby chic. 
It depends on the stamps and the person for whom the card is intended.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

Oh goodness, SO many. The first that come to mind are Laurie Schmidlin, Debbie Hughes, Karen Baker, and Viola Mahr. 

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

I can find inspiration just about anywhere. Sometimes in nature, frequently in cloth/material designs, and always on Pinterest.
I enjoy working with sketches or color swatches as well as images.  

5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

I'm a real foodie and a passionate cook. I always have something creative happening in my kitchen. As a vegetarian for the past 23 years I've inspired many palates with an array of vegetables and grains. In college I started my own catering company and was busy nearly every weekend. Even now, outside of my regular job, I cater weddings and other large events a few times a year for special requests.

  Here is Dana's card using this week's inspiration!



From Dana, "There is something about old bicycles that just warms my heart...pun intended. And I guess you can see I was inspired by the colors; that red polka dot package tied with the green ribbon and the touch of brown from the basket jumped out at me."

Here is the card I created for the challenge:

                        I was inspired by the brick wall, polka dots, and the bicycle!




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
I was inspired by the bicycle and the color red.

LauraJane 
Inspired by all the hearts and the almost hidden bike.

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the red and white polka dot parcel and the greenery hanging from the bike with the hearts dangling from it. 

Sheri Gilson
Sheri was inspired by all the sweet little hearts.

Silke Ledlow

Silke was inspired by the polka dots, the hearts and the colors.


Wanda Cullen

Wanda was inspired by the bicycle and flowers.

We hope you will play along with us!


The linky will close on Friday, February 16th  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 #78

Thank you all so much for joining us the last two weeks for 
Inspired By All the Little Things challenge #78!  
We loved seeing how you were inspired in all of your creative projects!

I would like to thank Linda Snodgrass for being our Creative Guest!

Lin and I have chosen the submissions we feel have earned
a special Inspiring Stand Out badge for this challenge!
***
Lin's choice:
#1 Pam (Krafty Korte)
I love the beautiful die with all the dimension and the pretty
pink flowers! Gorgeous card!
***
My choice: 
#44 Cat (Cat Luvs Paper)
Cat captured the colors, quatrefoil pattern, and sweet florals of the cookie photo 
and she went above and beyond with her fabulous shaped card!

Congratulations, Pam and Cat!

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, January 20, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #78 Featuring Linda Snodgrass

Hello, Darnell here to welcome you to Inspired By All The Little Things
second challenge of January 2018!

In case you missed the announcement in the last challenge, 
we've made a few changes for the new year!

Please note that we will now be a two-week challenge!

We hope that will allow more of you to be inspired!

We would also love to read in your post what "little thing"
inspired you in the photo inspiration!

The challenge and winners posts will publish 
on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
(There will be no challenge if there is a fifth Saturday in a month.)

Here is the photo inspiration for this challenge!
So many ways you can be inspired by this amazing photograph!!
What "little thing" inspires you?
***
I have invited my talented friend Linda Snodgrass
of Lin's Craft Corner to be our featured designer for the month of January!
You can read Lin's interview in our last challenge here.

For this photo inspiration, Lin shared that the "little thing" that
inspired her was the soft pink cookie heart with the flowers.
***
Here is Linda's adorable card using this week's inspiration!
The challenge designers have also created cards for this week's inspiration! 
These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Kim's Cards & Crafts
Kim was inspired by the hearts and quatrefoil pattern on the cookies.

LauraJane 
LauraJane was inspired by the white-on-white texture and delicate flowers.

Leigh Penner 

Leigh was inspired by the colours, the quatrefoil patterns on the background
of two cookies and by the sweet little birds.

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the colours, particularly the little pops of dark pink
and the lacy look of the quatrefoil cookies. 

Silke Ledlow

Silke was inspired by the colors, the flowers and the bird image.

Sheri Gilson
Sheri was inspired by the hearts and lattice detail in the frosting.

Wanda Cullen
Wanda was inspired by the heart shapes and the raised background pattern.

and one from me:
Darnell Knauss
I was inspired by the white textured cookies 
with the sweet bird and the mint and pink colors.

***
We hope you will play along with us for this challenge!

The linky will close on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11:55 a.m. (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 Challenge #77

Thank you all so much for joining us the last two weeks for 
Inspired By All the Little Things challenge #77!  
We love seeing how much you are enjoying the new two-week format 
and how you were inspired in all of your creative projects!

I would like to thank Linda Snodgrass for being our Creative Guest!

Lin and I have chosen the submissions we feel have earned
a special Inspiring Stand Out badge this week!
***
Lin's choice:
Inspired By All the Little Things #77 Featuring Linda Snodgrass
I love all the sweet little critters that are colored so beautifully 
and her sponged background is awesome.
***
My choice: 
 
Kelly's card warmed my heart with the spirit of friendship. I love how all the
critters are looking squarely at you, just like in the inspiration photo. 
Even the fox (who at first glance looks like he is looking at the reindeer) 
is smiling straight at you! I love the sentiment and background, too!

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Kelly!

Please go ahead and display the badge on your blog!
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, January 6, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #77 Featuring Linda Snodgrass

Hello, Darnell here to welcome you to Inspired By All The Little Things!

We've made a few changes for the new year!


Please note that we will now be a two-week challenge!


We hope that will allow more of you to be inspired!

We would also love to read in your post what "little thing"
inspired you in the photo inspiration!

The challenge and winners posts will publish 

on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
(There will be no challenge if there is a fifth Saturday in a month.)

Here is the photo inspiration for this challenge!

So many ways you can be inspired by this amazing photograph!!
What "little thing" inspires you?
***
For this challenge, I have invited my talented friend Linda Snodgrass
of Lin's Craft Corner to be our featured designer for the month of January!
I asked Lin to share the following:

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
The name of my blog is Lin's Craft Corner
I started it in 2011 after my BFF, Colleen of One Smile Lifts A Spirit 
started her blog. I decided I needed a blog, too, and Colleen helped 
me set it up so I could start entering my cards in challenges.

2. What is your style of card making?
I consider myself a CAS (clean and simple) type of cardmaker using 
bold, bright colors, but I also enjoy the next level with some layers. 

3. What "little thing" inspired you about the photo inspiration?
  When I saw this photo inspiration, I thought, "Oh, no, I don't have any critter 
stamp sets and I don't usually create with them!" But then the foxes 
caught my eye and I remembered this Kay Miller set with a fox.

4. Tell us something about yourself that we may not know?
One thing people may not know about me is that I belong to Beta Sigma Phi,
which is a Women's International Group. We call it our Sorority group,
but it has nothing to do with college sororities. It is a social group, but we also
perform service projects to help others. I have been in the group for 17 years
and have formed many lasting relationships!
***
Here is Linda's adorable card using this week's inspiration!
The challenge designers have also created cards for this week's inspiration! 
These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Kim's Cards & Crafts
Kim was inspired by all the critters!

LauraJane 
LauraJane was inspired by the critters and the sweet florals.

Leigh Penner 
Leigh was inspired by the sweet critters and the colours.

Marcie Sharp

 Sharp Designs
Marcie was inspired by the little floral elements in the photo.

Sheri Gilson
Sheri was inspired by the little Owl in the inspiration photo.

Silke Ledlow
Silke was inspired by the sweet foxes in the photo. 

Wanda Cullen
Wanda was inspired by the sweet bear.

and one from me
djkardkreations.com
I was inspired by the sweet little bear!
***

We hope you will play along with us for this challenge!

The linky will close on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 11:55 a.m. (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!!