What an amazing journey this has been for little old me :) From the first e-mail Stacey sent me asking me whether I would like to be part of the Design Team (which almost sent me into shock and then hyper-ventilation), to being stretched and challenged, to having the joy of working alongside some wonderfully talented ladies - the perfect mix! And to think, I used to shy away from colour challenges LOL! Needless to say, I look forward to continuing to participate in Stacey's wonderful weekly challenge as it's hard to give up a good thing :)
This colour combination is my favorite one of the month. I love the mix of colours, and the inspiration piece couldn't be more appropriate - flowers, yeah!!! That being said, I did plan on using flowers on my card but they morphed into grapes LOL! I just couldn't settle on a flower set and then tripped across this wonderful Art Impressions stamp and knew it was meant to be. I brought out my crimper for a bit of a rustic feel and ended up using the large dot embossing folder on the celery panel because it tied in with the round grapes. I did try the swirls folder as it matched the vine swirls, but it didn't look as good with the crimped panel (at least in my mind it didn't). A button, a few half pearls and I'm ready for a nice glass of red wine LOL!
The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some samples for you along with our August Guest Designer, Teresa Kline.
- Amy White - Delvinwhite Designs
- Andrea Roose - Andrea's Scrap -und Stampel Blog
- Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) - Random Acts of Creativity
- Julie Smith - Paper and Such
- Lea Lawson - Cupcakes & Sunshine
- Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
- Shelley Germann - Stampin' Garden
- Sue Kohler - My Inner Reflection
- Stacey Schafer - Stacey's Stamping Stage (Our Director)
We'd love it if you joined us too!! Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to Mr. Linky on Stacey's blog. If you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword Curtain Call 45. Each week, Stacey will select one person to receive her "I Got The Lead At The Curtain Call" Award as well as five people to receive her "I'm A Top 5 Curtain Call Show Stopper" Award which you can post on your blog, so come on over and join the fun!
This coming week is going to be a zoo! We are away for a few days and then have to get organized for school and all the Fall activities. This has been a busy summer, and this introverted stamper is beginning to twitch from a lack of quiet, alone, uninterrupted, mommy time!! I am SO looking forward to September 8th, the kids first full day of school. Just me and the cat for six blissful hours....oh sigh....LOL! I'm sure it will be a mix of reading and stamping over the six hours. That being said, hope to post on the weekend some time, if all goes well, if not, after Labour Day for sure. Have a fabulous week!
What's In It?
Stamps: Art Impressions, Itty Bitty Backgrouds (SU)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Kraft
Ink: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Scalloped Square Nesties, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder Crimper, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Black Button, Black Half Pearls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals