Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Celebrate (All Month Long)

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!

This MONTH (yes, the Celebrate challenge is open for the entire month of July) we are inviting you to join us for...

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 The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge!

We have so much to CELEBRATE this month...
It's Curtain Call's 3rd Anniversary and...
 we have added two fabulous designers to our crew!


Melody Rupple, A Paper Melody


My name is Melody Rupple. I have always been crafty. I learned to sew when I was in my teens, made proms dresses, and went on to sew for my girls. I still have the simple scrapbooks I made in high school. I started making family scrapbooks when my children were young. I discovered card making about seven years, opening a whole new world of blogging, challenges, and on-line shopping!

I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to design for a number of wonderful stamp companies. I enjoy guest designing and playing along with card making and scrapbook challenges.

Betty Wright, Crafting With Betty


I have been doing crafty things for as long as I can remember.  However, my love for paper crafting did not really begin until I became a stay at home mom.   The need for a creative outlet was exactly that, a need.   I started scrap booking and from that card making. Even though I work full time these days and the kids are almost grown, I still really need to paper craft.  I find it very therapeutic and calming.   I am still amazed to see what I can create with paper!


Please join us in welcoming our newest Guest Designer, too!
Tammy  Hershberger, Stamp Happy


Hi! I am Tammy Hershberger! I have been married to my wonderful husband Bill for 25 years, and am mom to two beautiful daughters, Kaylie and Kelsey. By day I work in the front office at a behavioral healthcare agency, and by night I’m immersed in stamping and papercrafts. In addition to stamping (which helps me avoid housework!) I enjoy going antiquing with my hubby, and spoiling my daughters, as well as reading, cooking, biking, and activities at my church. I am a native of the Buckeye State, and reside in the teeny-tiny town of Marshallville, Ohio.



Next up, is the ever-fabulous Curtain Call Crew with their amazing projects!


Amy Kolling, Stamp-n-Paradise

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Amy Sheffer, Pickled Paper Designs



Betty Wright, Crafting With Betty



Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim

Birthday Sparkles


Laurie Willison, Soapbox Creations



Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections



 Maureen Plut, buttons & bling



Melody Rupple, A Paper Melody



Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper



Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations



Stacey Schafer, Stacey's Stamping Stage



Now, it's your turn!  To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

1.  Create a new Anything Goes paper project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item)...with the option of drawing inspiration from the challenge graphic.
2.  Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this challenge here at the Curtain Call. You must also copy and paste the inspiration graphic into your post.
3. Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of five other challenges.
4.  Complete the Inlinkz section below using the direct link to your project before the deadline on July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT.
5. Prizes, when applicable, will be awarded to randomly selected challenge participants. The LEAD of each challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer for the next challenge.

The LEAD, Show Stoppers and Prize Winner will be chosen by the crew and announced on July 31th at 8:00 AM CDT.

Come back on August 1st for the new challenge.



Thanks so much for stopping by the Curtain Call!  That's a wrap!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Flip Flops LEAD and Show Stoppers


Thank you so much for joining us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flip Flops!



For each challenge, we select a LEAD who is invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge.  Show Stoppers are other projects that have caught the design team's eye.  




The LEAD of the FLIP FLOPS challenge is...


Congrats!  We invite you to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge.  Please email Stacey at staceylynncrafts@gmail.com for the details!

"Love the vertical panel with the bold sentiment across the beachy colors on Karren's card!"


 "I just love the beachy feel of Karren's card. that drink is tropical and looks soooo delish! I love the bold, black sentiment, it just pops!"

"Karren's focal panel is fabulous. Beautiful blend of colours and the drink is such a fun touch as is that bold sentiment against the soft colours."






The Show Stoppers for the Flip Flops challenge are...

Deepti
 "Deepti's sky is stunning, and I am amazed that sand colored birds, standing on the sand, can still be SO cute!"


Kathy's flip flop display is full of SUN and FUN! I love it!"

Lee Ann Barrett
"I love the wonderful textures and colors on Lee Ann's card. It looks so real. The pretty little star fish is the perfect embellishment."


Congrats! Please email Stacey at slschaf771@aol.com to accept your prize!




Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new challenge.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 15-Flip Flops REMINDER

There is still time to join us for the Flip Flops-Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  

You have until June 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!



The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

A few of the Curtain Call Crew gals are here to provide some more inspiration for you!

Amy Tsuruta, Tsuruta Designs




Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper


Tracey McNeely, In My Creative Opinion

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Be sure to stop back on June 30th for the Lead and Show Stoppers from this challenge.
Then come back on July 1st for the next challenge!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flip Flops

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!

This week we are inviting you to join us for...


The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge!



Please welcome our newest Guest Designer, 
Stephanie Lonzalotto, My Ink Well


I am a tried and true Jersey Girl - living in central NJ (USA) all my life.  I have always loved to make things no matter what the medium. I have been a sewer, a stenciler, a faux finisher, a scrapbooker, and my latest and most loved craft du jour is carmaker.  I attended a few Stamping’ Up workshops about 10 years ago, and since then I have expanded my choices of suppliers, started a blog, and really spread my wings in this card making world. Blogging has afforded me the opportunity to meet some amazing people all over the world who share my same passion for paper crafting.   


I am so honored to have had my card chosen for the Curtain Call Totally Tassel Challenge LEAD, which gave me the opportunity to be guest designer for the new Curtain Call Flip Flops Challenge. It’s right up my alley! I work in a school, and I have the joy of having summers off.  I spend every moment I can at the beach. I will be slipping into my flip flops for the summer this coming Thursday!

I have always been a crafter of some sort - quilting, stenciling, sewing, scrapbooking… Coloring has always been very therapeutic to me since I was a child. In 2007, I went to a Stampn’ Up demonstration, and I was instantly hooked on card making. From there, I immersed myself in the craft and a myriad of designers, tools, toys and techniques. I have taken many classes. I have Standard and Intermediate Copic certification.  I started my blog on October 8, 2008. It’s of fun to see how styles change over the years. I have met so many wonderful and talented people all over the world and made some strong friendships with people I haven’t met in person! I learn something new every time I visit a fellow cardmaker, designer, or challenge blog, etc.,  and I am pleased and proud to share my creations. My favorite critics and cheerleaders are my husband, twin teenage sons and my sisters. I am lucky and blessed!

Next up, is the ever-fabulous Curtain Call Crew with their amazing projects!

Amy Kolling, Stamp-n-Paradise



Amy Sheffer, Pickled Paper Designs



Amy Tsuruta, Tsuruta Designs



Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim

CC Summertime


Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections



Melody Rupple, A Paper Melody



 Maureen Plut, buttons & bling



Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper



Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations



Tenia Nelson, Jazzy Paper Designs



Now, it's your turn!  To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

1.  Create a new Anything Goes paper project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item)...with the option of drawing inspiration from the challenge graphic.
2.  Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this challenge here at the Curtain Call. You must also copy and paste the inspiration graphic into your post.
3. Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of five other challenges.
4.  Complete the Inlinkz section below using the direct link to your project before the deadline on June 25th at 8:00 AM CDT.
5. Prizes, when applicable, will be awarded to randomly selected challenge participants. The LEAD of each challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer for the next challenge.

The LEAD, Show Stoppers and Prize Winner will be chosen by the crew and announced on June 30th at 8:00 AM CDT.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Curtain Call!  That's a wrap!



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Beach Ball LEAD & Show Stoppers

Thank you so much for joining us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Beach Ball!
The gallery was absolutely full of summer fun!

photo source: www.studiodiy.com


For each challenge, we select the LEAD who is invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge.  Show Stoppers are other projects that have caught the design team's eye.



The LEAD of the BEACH BALL challenge is...

Congrats, Tammy!  We invite you to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge.  Please email Stacey at staceylynncrafts@gmail.com for the details!

"LOVE Tammy's summery scene. Gorgeous design...the penguin and beach ball just make me happy!"


"Oh my goodness! Tammy's beach ball scene is irresistible!"


" The scene Tammy created just makes me smile! So cute!"





The Show Stoppers for the BEACH BALL challenge are...
"Antonia's more muted scene with the cotton candy and the shaker full of beautiful sparkles fits my perfect beach scene! And I love the detail on her circular shaker frame."



"I adore the beach scene Michelle created...such a cute crab and the umbrella is perfect."



Be sure to check back tomorrow for another SUMMER challenge!