Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #66

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!
That beautiful burst of pink was my inspiration this week.  I used the Sunshine Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th to get the look I was aiming for. 

After stamping the turnabout stamp four times with various shades of pink ink, I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a pink card base. The flower and sentiment are all from the same stamp set. What you can't see in the photo is that I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter marker to colour in all the white areas of the panel. There is some serious SHINE to this card. On the right side of my blog you'll find a link to my Instagram account where you can see a little video that shows the shimmer and shine a little clearer. 

You can check out how the rest of the fabulous design team was inspired on their blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 
We would love it if you played along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #65

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

I'd say that fabulous inspiration photo is perfect for fall, but here in Southwestern Ontario we are still experiencing some serious summer weather! I will soak up the sun as long as I can, but at the same time am looking forward to crisp autumn days. 

My card today uses stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. The squirrels from Harvest Buddies were stamped, die cut, and then coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is from that set as well, and had some Daffodil ink sponged around the edges. All the elements were adhered to the Stitched Mini Rectangle die, and that was adhered using foam adhesive to the patterned paper. A kraft card base instead of my usual white keeps it rustic looking. 

You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations are their blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

We would love it if you played along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #64

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration brought to you by the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge. 


I love the gorgeous transition of copper to teal on those jars. Just stunning! Although I didn't have any copper embossing powder on hand, I did have rose gold which gave me the look I was going for. 

On a white cardstock stitched panel I swiped a bright blue ink across the paper, leaving it streaky and not fully saturated in some parts. Once it was dry I swiped Versamark ink down the panel, sprinkled on the rose gold embossing powder, and heat set. I repeated this a few times to get the look I wanted. My sentiment and focal point is a gorgeous die cut from Pinkfresh Studio called Bright Side of Life. The entire panel is adhered to a white card base.   

You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations are their blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

We would love it if you played along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 


Thursday, September 14, 2017

2017 Card Design Superstar contest!

It's time for another Card Design Superstar contest at My Favorite Things! I love how it challenges me to create to the best of my abilities and think outside the box, learn new techniques and introduces me to new-to-me cardmakers. 

I LOVE bright, bold and sparkly and stayed true to my nature for my entry to the Clean & Simple Genius category. Also, may I point out that I would REALLY like to be given the label of genius in anything. I feel like that would earn me some serious respect with my kids! As in R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Have fun with that song in your head all day folks. ;)

My creation started off with a Sweet Tooth card base, with the smaller of the Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows die cut in the upper half of the card. Below it in a crisp black ink I stamped the 'happy birthday' sentiment from Handwritten Happiness. Adhered behind the window are strips of coloured cardstock in rainbow order- Orange Zest, Daffodil, Sour Apple, Lush Lagoon, Sno Cone, Grape Jelly, and Razzle Berry. The final touch was adding a layer of Diamond Stickles over the entire rainbow for some serious glitter and shine. Glitter is always a winner in my house.  Really though, once you spill it, it NEVER goes away. Glitter everywhere and always. 

Thank you so much for stopping in! Good luck to all the other participants and I can't wait to see all of YOUR cards too. So fun! Have a great day. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #63

Yay! Our summer break is over and Inspired by All the Little Things is back for another season of bringing you fabulous inspiration to make your cardmaking fun and easy. 

Here is a refresher on how the challenge works: 
  1. Each week we will feature a Creative Guest Designer and an Inspiration Challenge.
  2. There are 4 of us on the team and we will each "design" a card for our hostess week. We each "host" one week in a month.
  3. The Creative Guest Designer will also share a project based on the Inspiration photo chosen by one of us.
  4. There will be a linky set up and you are welcome to play along with the "Inspiration" Challenge.
  5. The linky will open each Saturday at 5am (PST) and close each Thursday night at 11:59pm (PST).
  6. We will announce weekly "Stand Outs" on Saturday morning at 4am (PST)-one hour before our next challenge.

Now onto the gorgeous inspiration for this week! 

Isn't that lovely? I loved the elegance, the florals, and the colours of the photo...basically all of it. :)  


Glitter paper, gold embossing powder and a fabulous sentiment from My Favorite Things paired with the AMAZING Peony Bloom layering die set from Birch Press Designs helped complete my creation. The 'you' was stacked three times for dimension. 

We're all so glad to be back after our hiatus, and I can't wait to see what YOU create based on this inspiration. You can link up your cards at the main blog post. Happy cardmaking!