Friday, July 2, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 36} ~ Happy 4th of July & BLOG CANDY



These Harbor Stripe Outdoor Pillows from Pottery Barn are a perfect inspiration for the Independence Day coming up this week! I hope you're inspired to create a project for this special American holiday using Real Red, Night of Navy, Kraft (Crumb Cake), and Whisper White.

To learn the history of our Independence Day in the United States, click here.

To participate in the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 36...

1. Create a papercrafted (card, scrapbook page, or 3D) project using these colors or similar shades.
2. Post it on your blog or other public gallery (Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, etc.) using the keywords Curtain Call 36 and make sure to include a link back here to the challenge.
3. Enter your name and the direct link to your project in the Mr. Linky box below.

Please note the deadline will be Friday night. You have until Friday, July 2nd before midnight (CST) to enter your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 36 project.

Join us for the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 36 and you could be one of the next Show Stoppers! We have two awards up for grabs plus a giveaway (details below)! Those chosen as "The Lead" and "Top 5" will receive an award to post on their blog(s) and share the exciting news!





Let's Celebrate



For this patriotic card, I embossed some Real Red, Whisper White & Night of Navy cardstock with an Impressions Plate, cut strips in red and white and a small navy rectangle and adhered all to a scrap piece of cardstock in a flag design. After piercing and inserting the Rhinestone brads, all was adhered onto a Crumb Cake card base that includes a white and kraft panel stitched with the sewing machine.



To finish it off, I added a "let's celebrate' take with an additional Rhinestone brad.





Stamps: On Your Birthday
Paper: Crumb Cake (Kraft), Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White CS
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Big Shot, Impressions Plate, Rhinestone Brads, sewing machine & thread


The Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose at Andrea's Scrap- und Stampel Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Lea Lawson at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler at My Inner Reflection and 

our fabulous Guest Designer for June...Christina MacLaren at Seaglass & Sentiments.

...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 36 creation using Mr. Linky back here at Stacey's Stamping Stage.



Out with the old, in with the new BLOG CANDY


Unfortunately, a few of last year's In Colors are on their way out and the NEW In Colors are on their way...July 1st is the big day!



This blog candy consists of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock and Polka Dot Grosgrain in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Dusty Durango, a stamp set called Whimsical Wishes, and a Bermuda Bay nail file.

To enter to win this blog candy...
1. Simply leave a comment in the comments section of this posting.
2. Participate in the color challenge this week and get your name entered a second time.
3. And, if you're one of my Curtain Call Crew gals, I couldn't leave you out! Make a second challenge card in new posting and I'll put your name into the drawing:)

Drawing winner will be announced on Saturday! Good luck!

Happy 4th of July, folks! Hope you get to see some amazing fireworks this week:)

65 comments:

marilyn said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors!!!

Marisa said...

Love how you made the flag, Stacey! Great use of the rhinestones as stars :D Stitching is a fabulous touch! Great card.

Makiko Jones said...

Wow, I love the color combo!! I wil definitely play this week. Thank you for a chance to win your blog candy, Stacey!!

Caryl P said...

Fabulous colors as always. I need some 4th of July cards so I'll be getting to this right away! Thanks for the chance at candy too!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Stacey, you're rocking CAS this week! I love the textures and all these little touches... perfect!
I wish I could make another card with these colours... actually ANY card at all! lol!

Anonymous said...

Red, white & blue - what great colors! Thanks for the chance at some great candy! Debra

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

I love the stitching on your card, Stacey! I really need to dig out my sewing machine... Thanks for a fun challenge!

Kathy Martin said...

Cute card! LOVE the flag! :)

Christina said...

I love the subtle embossing on your flag and those rhinestone stars! Your stitching is fab, too! Thanks for another great color combo this week!

Vicki said...

Love these colors Stacey, I checked them out this morning before you posted your sample and when I came back to link my scheduled blog post, I was flabergasted!!!! All I can say is great minds think alike......wait til you see my card for this color challenge tomorrow on my blog and you will know what I mean....LOL!!!

Amy said...

What a fitting color combo for this week! I'll definitely try to play along!

kpwhite said...

On vacation but still checking in. I love your creativity and would also love to try out some of the ribbon you are offering for candy. I never got around to ordering it, but would love to play. Thanks for sharing!

maryr917 said...

love patriotic cards and this is a great one-love the colors for this weeks challenge-thanks for the chance to win some blog candy

Spicey Cat Chick said...

I just discovered your blog and am so excited to give a try to your challenge. Seeing blog candy is even more exciting!!

apigonfire said...

oh! this is the color combo I've been waiting for! thanks for the opportunity for free stuff! :)
~Kendra

Julie said...

Love what you've done here Stacey....so creative! hopefully I'll get time to make another card for the blog candy!!

Lilian said...

what a great way to celebrate the 4th! i love the bling on the flag!! =)

thanks for the chance to win.

Olivia M. said...

Nice color combo and the kraft is a good neutral. Thanks for the chance to win som nice candy.

devlinwhite designs said...

FAB patriotic card Stacey! Love the rhinestone brads as part of the flag - genius!

MiamiKel said...

OH my, what a stunning card - beautiful with all the extra touches you put in! LOVE your blog candy - thank you for the chance to win! (following!) Blessings!
Kelly

S. Ferguson said...

Love your blog and would love some blog candy! Thanks for both and Happy 4th of July!!

Melissa said...

I love the polka dot ribbons and these colors!!

Rae Anne L said...

Your challenge this week worked perfectly with the card I did this past Friday. I was excited to play along. Thanks for always inspiring me.

Melissa said...

I couldn't decide on one card...so I made 2! Hope you like them!

Peg said...

I have always loved decorating and celebrating the fourth of July. I ave been looking for a great card to make and I just found it on your site. Love the simple style and great colors. Thanks for sharing

Carole RB said...

Hi Stacey
Nice colors.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this yummy blog candy.
Happy 4th of July!

Debra Pate said...

Your card turned out great. Making that flag was a lot of work.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Thanks for the great blog and the great blog candy! I hope I win! Have a great week and a wonderful
4th of July holiday!

Sue Kohler said...

Stacey this is absolutely stunning, clean lines, you have worked the colours perfectly- as always! :)

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

I'm so glad I found your challenge! The flag card is WONDERFUL! Very clever and cute!

Silke Ledlow said...

Stacey your patriotic card is awesome!!! Love how you created the flag!!!

Thanks again for another fun color combo!!! Hugs ~S~

Luanne said...

Did you know this is the Color Challenge on SCS today? I was able to be one of the sample gals today, you'll have to take a peek! Nice blog candy!

Angie Tieman said...

Great patriotic card with the bling! I love these colors with the addition of the Kraft, great rustic feel! I'll be back to play!

cynthia richards said...

ok, stacey, i just love your blogspot and your color choices for challenges. I always look forward to see what new colors are out each week!

Yapha said...

Great colors! Such a fun blog, too!

Shelley Germann said...

Love the texture and the very clever stitched frame! I may be borrowing that idea!

BTW-I really want to get a second card done so I can have a chance at the yummies!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh, love the blog candy.. might have to go make a card now, great color photo.

Julie Davison said...

Great card! I love the stitching on it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I managed to make a card- hope you like my multi-cultural 4th of July celebration card.

Janice Webb said...

Glad I stumbled across your site! Now all I need to do is make a card for CCA36!

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow, great candy! Thanks for the chance to win! artstudiosofbangor AT yahoo.com
hugs,
Lindsay

Sue said...

A great patriotic card. . . and look at that blog candy. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and also for giving us a chance to win some goodies!

Julie Overby said...

Those are great colors! Love your card too!

Wendy Gay said...

I would love to win some free products! I follow the curtain call and love seeing what everyone comes up with. For some reason, I never challenge myself to participate. I don't feel that creative on my own :(

Janice Webb said...

What a giggle! I used the stamp set that's part of the blog candy on my color challenge card.

http://www.sunnysideofcrafting.com/2010/06/30/how-ironic/

Jeannie said...

How fun! I'm new to blogs & all the opportunities for inspiration, contests & give-aways. I can't wait to put together my LO for your challenge.

Lela said...

I've been a Stampin' Up fan for a few years now. I don't yet know if I'm happy or sad about all the color changes. I can't wait to see the new catalog.

Thanks for the candy.

Lela

*Spring Blossom* said...

Thanks for a very inspirational colour challenge!!!!!

Happy 4th of July!

Natasha said...

Hi Stacey!!

You are so generous! Looking forward to seeing what the new In Colours are - we didn't get these thress over here :(

These challenge colours were perfect inspiration for my brother's birthday card - thanks!

Happy Fourth of July!
N x

Naomi said...

Pretty colors... and who doesn't need more cardstock???!!! I would love to win

Michele said...

Posted my entry. These colors were great! Happy 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love your card and what a fun challenge!! What fun goodies too!!

Linda said...

Love the colors. That made it a fun challenge. Your card was wonderful and great inspiration. I really like the Rhinestone brads.
I just posted my card.
Linda

Rochelle said...

Yeaeaehh...I had time to play this week! I had fun with these patriotic colors! Happy 4th of July Stacey!

whippetgirl said...

What a great colour combination!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks for the inspiration- love the colors! I hope everone has a great 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving us great color combo ideas every week!
Jessica S.

maryr917 said...

this was a great color combo and lent itself to making a patriotic card -yours was great by the way-thanks for the chance to win some fabo candy as well

Nancy B. / nacky71@hotmail.com said...

I'm thinking the red-white-blue flag card would make a great birthday card for my brother, retired after 20 years service in the Air Force.

Jeannie said...

I had fun making a Halloween LO of all things using these colors. They go perfectly w/my dd's first costume when she was 4 mos old. Love the DT's work!

Erika's Cupboard said...

Cannot wait to get my hands on the new colors!!

Rachel G. said...

It's so sad to see these colors go!

Annemarie said...

That blog candy looks great! Not sure I will be able to submit a card this week. However, I wish a happy 4th of July to all of you!

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Glad I found your website! Love your flag and the chance to win some blog candy. I will try to make a card too!

Colleen said...

I'm so glad I found your blog and these challenges! Totally fun! Makes me want to go paly right now - too bad I have to go to work! Maybe tonight!