Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Feeling Nautical LEAD & Show Stoppers

WOW!  The Curtain Call Crew was absolutely "blown away" by the wonderful reception of our paper-crafting community!  Thank you so much for your excitement as we opened the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

The Feeling Nautical challenge entries were quantity (over 100)...and in quality!  What we LOVE at the Curtain Call is admiring how each participant is inspired differently and creates something so unique!  

Without further ado...the LEAD of Curtain Call: Feeling Nautical is the one, the only...

Congratulations, Heather!  Please contact me ( with your mailing information so I can get your Verve goodies sent to you:)  

Here are a few comments from the crew...

"I LOVE Heather's use of diagonal stripes and contrasting navy anchor!  The white embossed sentiment tag with twine and a sprinkling of gems...everything works!"

"I love Heather's card!"

"I'm in love with Heather's card!"

"Heather's card is a WOW factor for me...she is so awesome with color!"

The Feeling Nautical Show Stoppers are...

"I love Amy's sweet little lighthouse in the stitched circle frame."

"I love the coloured stripes and the circle around the lighthouse...very cute!"

"Lindsey's card really 'wowed' me, especially the woodgrain on navy and her tiny hand-drawn anchor."

"I like the way she tied the red baker's twine around the stitched circles to mimic a life ring...brilliant!"

"The colors and clean lines of Jen W.'s card really caught my attention.  It is SIMPLY perfect!"

"Richard's design is so perfectly executed!  The anchor image is beautifully fact, I thought I was looking at a die-cut window!  An inspiring take on our challenge!"


"I love the way she used the cheerful and bright.  I also like the circle with the ocean scene and twine around it."

A big shout-out to ALL of our readers, followers and participants!  Feel free to grab our badge below and get ready for a new inspiration challenge on August 1st!  That's 8:00 AM CDT!   

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Curtain is Still Up on Feeling Nautical

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Feeling Nautical!
You have until Thursday, July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

Photo credit:  Maria on Point

Click here for all of the details!

We have a fabulous sponsor, Verve Stamps!  Verve generously provided our crew with the versatile and classic, yet trendy Strong Anchor stamp set with coordinating Nautical Die Set to inspire us even further with our first challenge.

That's not all, folks!  Verve is also offering the Strong Anchor stamp set and coordinating Nautical Die Set 
to "The Lead" of the Feeling Nautical challenge!

As a little extra inspiration, we have another card from one of the crew - Debby Hughes -
who is using the stamps and dies from our sponsor, Verve Stamps.

And another card from Jessica Kephart.

Have fun feeling nautical! We look forward to seeing your creation!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Feeling Nautical

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  

For weeks, the Curtain Call Crew Design Team has been diligently preparing and anxiously awaiting "Curtain Time."  The day has finally arrived and we are thrilled to present our first inspiration challenge, Feeling Nautical.

photo credit:  Maria on Point

To start the show, we have a fabulous sponsor, Verve Stamps!  Verve generously provided our crew with the versatile and classic, yet trendy Strong Anchor stamp set with coordinating Nautical Die Set to inspire us even further with our first challenge.

That's not all, folks!  Verve is also offering the Strong Anchor stamp set and coordinating Nautical Die Set to "The Lead" of the Feeling Nautical challenge!

Let's get on with the show!

We are so honored here at the Curtain Call to have the owner of Verve Stamps, Julee Tilman, join us for the Feeling Nautical challenge!  Take a look at her amazing creation!

Julee Tilman - Verve Owner, Poetic Artistry

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

Amber Kroening, Bella Rose Cards

Barb Murphy, barbles

Christina MacLaren, SeaGlass Papercrafts

Debby Hughes, Lime Doodle Design
(Debby was unable to receive the Verve product before she left on holiday, 
but will be back with a Verve-ilicious creation at a later date!)

 Gayatri Murali, Handmade by G3

Jessica Kephart, Homespun Elegance

Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim

Laurie Willison, Soapbox Creations

Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections

 Maureen Plut, Buttons & Bling

Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper

Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations

Stacey Schafer, Stacey's Stamping Stage

feeling nautical card edited

Tenia Nelson, Jazzy Paper Designs

Tracey McNeely, In My Creative Opinion

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

1.  Create a new paper project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item) based on the inspiration photo.
2.  Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this challenge here at the Curtain Call.  Feel free to copy and paste the inspiration template in your post; however, it is not required.
3.  Complete the Inlinkz section below using the direct link to your project before the deadline on July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT.

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

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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Birthday to our ADORABLE Amber!

Happy Birthday
to our ADORABLE AMBER KROENING from Bella Rose Cards!

I found a beautiful inspiration photo that reminds me of Amber's crisp, clean, and beautiful card-making style, as well as her sweet and cheerful personality!  

Photo Credit:

See what I mean about is a card that Amber made recently!  Head on over to Amber's blog, Bella Rose Cards, and give her a BIG birthday shout-out!

Four days and counting until the Curtain Call curtain rises!  
Who's excited?!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Only 5 Days To Go

This is our second post today...
be sure to keep reading for a little party fun!

Happy Birthday Dear Stacey...Happy Birthday to You!!

We've been mixing our metaphors a little bit here at Curtain Call...with our stage lighting and the curtain rising, but also our film references such as Take 1,2...7!  But the simple fact is, whether you are at a stage play or a movie theater, when the lights go down and the curtain rises (for those of us old enough to remember curtains at movie theaters!)...everybody is excited.  We have been rolling out our design team since July 1st, finishing yesterday, and today we have more fun news.

It is our founder and director's birthday!!

Happy Birthday Stacey!!

So we are going to turn the spotlight on Stacey, bring the curtain up, and let's all try to do this in one take!

Whether we wish her a happy birthday from a movie theater...

17 Cool and Unusual Cupcakes

Or from a stage...

:: Kate :: on FLICKR

Or just from behind a curtain...

DENY Designs

Happy Birthday Stacey...we love you!!