Monday, March 31, 2014

Farm Fresh LEAD and Show Stoppers

Thank you for joining us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Farm Fresh.

A big thank you goes to the Curtain Call readers, followers, participants and to our sponsor, Taylored Expressions, who is providing a TWO PETITE SETS to our LEAD!

And our winners are....

The LEAD of the Farm Fresh challenge is...

Congrats, Nancy!  Please email Stacey at to accept your prize!

Here is some applause from the crew...

Every little detail on Nancy's gorgeous card is right on target! Those lush cherries drew me in right away!

Nancy's card is so pretty! I love the colors and the layers and the all over "farm fresh" feel!

The Show Stoppers for the Farm Fresh challenge are...

 Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps 

Adore Dana's "Farm Fresh" card full of glorious garden blooms!

Love how Dana coordinated her floral pattern with all those sweet blooms!


I love the colorful butterfly on Jenny's card, against the white background.

Jenny's card is so strikingly simple!


I love Kathy's Farm Fresh feel with the papers and mason jar vase!

Love Kathy's card with the Ball jar with flowers....pair that with the gingham....sold!!!


I love the patterned papers Karin chose, the coloured berries and the sweet tiny market tag.


Love the clean, crisp design and color combo, not to mention that cute polka dotted tulip of Lesley's card..

 Tricia's use papers is absolutely gorgeous and the spray of flowers, buttons and pearls is a beautiful frame for the verse.

Join us tomorrow morning for a new challenge and sponsor!  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Fond Farewell & A Wonderful Welcome

Please join us at the Curtain Call in a Fond Farewell to one of wonderful crew gals!

Barb Murphy, barbles

We will miss you, Barb!  Stop in and see us when you can!

We also have a Wonderful Welcome at the Curtain Call, too!  

I'm Lisa Henke. I grew up in Michigan and followed my hubby (then boyfriend) back to his hometown of Cincinnati, OH 15 years ago. I've been married to Tim for 13 years now and we have three beautiful, smart, crazy, athletic, wild boys. Yep, I'm a boy mom! It's rarely quiet around here and if there isn't a ball being kicked, thrown, or bounced then I better be worried. lol! I've been blessed to be able to stay home with my guys while they were babes and this year is the first time I have all three in full day school together (1st, 4th, and 6th grades). Last year, I did start a little part time job as a Pre-school aid, so I get out two mornings a week to earn a little "fun" money and hang with little people. When I'm not working, driving to a practice, cooking, or cleaning, you'll find me down in my craft room re-charging my sanity and getting my girly fix. I ♥ stamping! I've been stamping for what seems like forever now...11+ years. It was love at first stamp! I have had the privilege to work with some pretty fantastic companies and I"m super excited to begin working with the super talented crew from Curtain Call.

We are over the moon to have you with us, Lisa!

Be sure to come back on Tuesday for a new challenge and to see Lisa's first card with us, 
along with cards from the rest of the design team!

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Curtain is Still Up on Farm Fresh

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Farm Fresh!  You have until March 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

Current challenge details and link-up are here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Taylored Expressions!  
The LEAD will receive their choice of TWO Petite Sets.

A few of the Curtain Call Crew gals have even more fabulous takes on the Farm Fresh challenge for you!

Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim

Poppin' Up 2

Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections

Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper

Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Be sure to stop back on March 31st for the Lead and Show Stoppers from this challenge.
Then come back on April 1st for the next challenge!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Maureen!

Happy Birthday to Curtain Call crew member and St Patrick's Day baby, Maureen Plut of Buttons and Bling!

May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Farm Fresh

Welcome to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

Farm Fresh

We have a fabulous new sponsor, Taylored Expressions, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Farm Fresh challenge!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive their choice of TWO PETITE SETS from Taylored Expressions!

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

Amber Kroening, Bella Rose Cards

Amy Kolling, Stamp-n-Paradise


Amy Tsuruta, Tsuruta Designs

Barb Murphy, barbles

 Gayatri Murali, Handmade by G3

Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim

Warm My Heart

Laurie Willison, Soapbox Creations

Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections

 Maureen Plut, buttons & bling

Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper

Sarah Gough, THinkING STAMPS

Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations

Stacey Schafer, Stacey's Stamping Stage

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 March 25th at 8:00 AM CDT.

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

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

Happy Birthday, Kim!

Happy Birthday to our very own Stage Manager, Kim Singdahlsen of Joyful Creations with Kim!

Wishing you a day of light, laughter and a little cake!

photo credit: Kara's Party Ideas

Friday, March 14, 2014

Perfectly Peach LEAD and Show Stoppers

Thank you for joining us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Perfectly Peach. We hope you found your cardmaking time to be just peachy!!

A big thank you goes to the Curtain Call readers, followers, participants and to our sponsor, Peachy Keen Stamps, who is providing a gift certificate to our LEAD!

And our winners are....

The LEAD of the Cozy Quilt challenge is...

Congrats, Amy!  Please email Stacey at to accept your prize!

Here is some applause from the crew...

I absolutely love Amy's textured background and all of the beautiful patterns and dimensional embellishments - all while keeping a gorgeous CAS look!

Amy's card is amazing! I love all the white space, mix of papers, and fabulous use of the modeling paste. Lots of visual interest, and yet still has a clean feel to it. Beautiful!

Amy's clustering and use of texture always amazes me! Gorgeous!

I really love the texture, layering, the mix of patterns and white space is fantastic on Amy's card. My vote goes to her.

Amy's beautiful pattern choices and layering create such a whimsical and dreamy card!

Amy wows me with per perfect layering and use of open space!

Amy's card is fabulous with all the details but still feeling CAS. Love it!

The Show Stoppers for the Perfectly Peach challenge are...

Love the contrast of black and peach on Christyne Kane's card. 
The layers and details are wonderful!

I love the awesome layered stamping on Michelle's simple one-layer card!

Join us tomorrow morning for a new challenge and sponsor!