Saturday, December 9, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #76

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

Isn't that festive? Looks like the aftermath of a super fun party at my house! The dramatic black backdrop with touches of silver and gold, glitter/sparkle, and pale pink all caught my eye. 

My card today could definitely be for a birthday, or another milestone celebration of some sort. What about to give the host or hostess at your New Year's Eve party? Add a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider as a gift... and perfect!

To create my card today, I die cut circles from vellum and pale pink cardstock and adhered them right to the card base. I added some die cut stars cut from gold glitter paper. I flicked on some white shimmer watercolor paint here and there. The 'Cheers' from My Favorite Things was die cut and stacked four times for dimension. That tiny sentiment strip is from Simple Sentiments by CZ Designs at Simon Says Stamp

To see who the guest designer is this week, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal 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, December 2, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #75

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


What an icy and yet cozy inspiration photo! I love the soft colours and the winter feel in general. You can almost feel the chill in the air looking at those skates! I used pastels and a giant snowflake (rather than the star in the photo) for my card today. 

This card was simple to put together. Colourful strips of cardstock in pastel shades as well as some glitter and mirrored silver paper were adhered diagonally across the card front. The snowflake (retired My Favorite Things) and 'merry' were die cut and the little 'Christmas' was stamped and trimmed. Easy peasy and fun to try in other combinations too! 

To see the guest designer this week, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal 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, November 25, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #74

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


Rustic wood, metallic accents, an evergreen bough, and a basic layout was my inspiration this week for the Christmas card I put together. 


If you're like me, you have TONS of old patterned paper in your stash from years gone by. For awhile I hoarded woodgrain paper, and dug into that for today's creation. My bright red sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp and will be perfect to give to the children's French teacher this year. That silver star from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is my favourite star die cut ever. The boughs and star are from Concord & 9th and have gotten quite a workout on my Christmas cards this year! 

To see the guest designer this week, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal 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, November 23, 2017

Christmas tags

My friend Tracey McNeely organizes a fabulous event every year called 25 Days of Christmas Tags. She works so hard at this, and this year is even doing it with an injury! Tracey is amazing. 

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I have been following along each day in awe of all the fabulous inspiration and had the chance to play along. Day 4 featured Reverse Confetti and I loved the sweet tag that Audrey Tokach created. The pastels, all the layers, and of course the fabulous Reverse Confetti product are what inspired me.

Here are five tags I made based on her tag: 


I heat embossed the Diagonal Stripe background using clear embossing powder on tags I die cut using a scalloped circle. I stamped and die cut the moose from Merry Christmoose and watercoloured it using Zig markers. The sentiment was stamped in a crisp black ink and added as a cardstock strip across the bottom of the tag. A silver snowflake and coordinating sequin top it off. I went back later (after the photo, oops!) and added some silver thread to them to attach to the gifts. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you'll play along with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags too. There's so much inspiration there, and it's the season for giving! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #73

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

I went ultra clean and simple for my card this week. Almost the total opposite of the busy and beautiful inspiration photo, but sometimes it's nice to see all kinds of intrepretations, right? :) 

I started with a white card base and stamped my design right on it. The pretty string of lights come from a retired Papertrey Ink set. The bulbs were inked with Hero Arts inks. My favourite sentiment set of the season was used for the "deck the halls." You can't see it in the photo, but I flicked some shimmer spray over the entire card. 

To see the guest designer this week, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal 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, November 11, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #72

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


I admit I was stumped this week by the inspiration photo. The white on white look is what I was stuck on and couldn't figure out how to make it work. My end result veered off my original idea by a bit, but I still like it.


A vellum stitched border, some sparkly silver trees (from a retired Simon Says Stamp die), and a sentiment from my favourite Christmas stamp set this season put this together quickly.

To see the guest designer this week, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal 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, November 4, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #71


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



I LOVE that zebra print chair!! 


This year when making holiday cards I've decided that if I'm going to make one card, I might as well make two, or three, or four...so for this week's challenge I made four! They are all similar using the same stamped Hero Arts image (retired) that has been heat embossed, and the same patterned paper from My Favorite Things. The card shown on the top of the stack is heat embossed in white, with some silver thread and a silver sequin to finish it off.

To see the guest designer this week, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal 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.