Saturday, March 5, 2011

Closing the Curtain...

The curtain is closing for the Curtain Call Color Challenge. Thank you to all of the wonderful support from readers, participants, guest designers, and the "crew" over the past year. it has been an amazing experience to share color inspirations with you:)

65 comments:

Maureen said...

aw, Stacey...I will miss your gorgeous colour inspirations but can appreciate all the time and hard work that goes into it. Thanks for having me as a GD, picking my cards and most of all thanks for the inspiration :) All the best :)

Karen said...

Ohhhhhhh say it isnt so Stacey!! I just popped in to check out the next challenge only to see your closing the curtain!

Thank you so much for allowing me to be one of your Guest Designers last year. I had a blast and will miss your challanges!

Take care

Karen
x

Julie said...

Bummer!!! I will miss your challenge Stacey!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Stacey! I'm so sad! Thank you so much for all the time and inspiration you've poured into my life, personally, and for all the times that you've featured my creations! I, truly, was honored to be a part of your Curtain Call! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Danielle Daws said...

Oh no!! Having just finished up with running Just Add Ink, I completely understand the need to finish these things sometimes. But the crafter in me is lamenting the loss of your stunning colour combos!

Thanks so much for all the hard work and love you've put into the Curtain Call, and thanks for having me as a Guest Designer too - it was such a thrill!

All the best with everything!!

xxx

Angie Tieman said...

What?! The selfish side of me says "Bummer!" I love your color challenges! But the friend side of me says I totally understand and thank you so much for all the great color challenges in the past! You know I'll still be around stalking you! Hugs!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Aww Stacy, this experience will not be the same. Thank you for all the TLC that was put into each Curtain Call and thank you so much for picking me for many Top 5 Show Stoppers. I was determined to get the lead. I grew so much by stepping out of the box with YOUR color challenges. Maholo!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh no!!! You run such a fabulous challenge!! I don't always get the time to play but I love it when I can.

I hope it's just because you either want a break or to move on to other things, and not some bad experience.

Thank you for all you've done and big hugs!!!

Kasey said...

Stacey, What a hard decision this must have been for you to make. Sad to see this challenge site go, but understand what it must take in time and energy for you to maintain. I will miss your inspiration and wish you the very best in your future creative endevours.

Thank you for the inspiration you have provided to myself and others.

Cheers,

Kasey

Jess said...

I will be missing the curtain call colour challenge, it has been a great inspiration for me.... Thanks

Marisa said...

Darn!! Just when one of my DT terms is up and I'll have more time to play along, alas I have missed the final act.... So sorry to see you wrap things up. Many of my favorite challenges have done so lately!

However, that being said, I can't thank you enough for the amazing opportunity I had to be on your DT for six months. To have someone believe in my abilities and provide me such a wonderful experience was a priceless gift I will always be indebted to your for. It has lead to many other wonderful opportunities too - THANK YOU ever so much!

I loved working with you!! Such wonderful color combinations, gorgeous pictures, and you are so organized and such a joy to work with. Hugest of (((hugs))) to you, Stacey!! Enjoy spending time in other areas. I'll be stalking you for sure!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh Stacey, I'm so sad that you're closing... this was hands down my favourite colour challenge! Best of luck for the future, I know it must have been hard to end things. HUGS!

Makeesha Byl said...

OH so sad to see you go Stacey. Your colour challenges have provided so much inspiration to many! You will be surely missed! All the best and take care, Makeesha x

Debby said...

Thank you so much for all the beautiful inspiration over the time of the curtain call. I appreciate all the hard work running a challenge must be and can only thank you again for doing so. I will miss the curtain call, but hope that whatever you move on ot next you will share if you can so that we continue to see you lovely work.

Christine Blain said...

Now that I've recovered a little from the shock, there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said. I'd like to add my thanks, Stacey, for the FABULOUS challenges you've offered up each week; they've been a highlight of my weeks since I found you!! Thank you for all the hard work that is involved 'behind the scenes'. I feel very sad that the curtain has fallen for the last time; I need to go and grieve now!!!

Tammy said...

My favourite part of Sunday morningis was sitting down with my coffee and discovering the wonderful colour combo you had selected for the week. My jaw dropped this morning; no worries, I didn't spill my coffee :)
As sad as I am to see your challenges will end, I wish you all the best. Thanks for all the inspiration this site has offered me!

Christina said...

To echo everyone else's thoughts, I just want to say how sad I am to see the Curtain Call come to an end, as it was the first color challenge I ever entered and won. Stacey, you gave me the confidence to keep creating and entering challenges, and I will always be grateful for the time I spent on your Design Team with such talented designers. Big hugs to you, and many thanks for the inspiration!

Keva said...

Oh, Stacey! I'm so sorry to see CC go! I so looked forward to seeing the new color choices each week and all of the great designs of your DT and participants. Good Luck i future endeavors and thanks for doing CC for as long as you did. It was always a great inspiration!

Jean Martin said...

It'll be sad to see Curtain Call Color Challenge go. It's true, so many of the really good challenges seem to be closing these days. But I wanted to thank you for all the inspiration you've been providing everyone. This was my first DT spot ever, thanks for believing in me Stacey! I wish you all the best with your all your future endeavors!

cg said...

I will miss you! Thank you for your challenges and all the best!

Denise Willerton said...

Stacey ~ you will be missed! I am new to the carding & blogging world, which then brought me to finding challenges along the way. I have loved being a part of your community and the way it has taken me out of my box. You have helped me take a look at all the colors that I love individually and conquer my fear of bring them together. Thank you so much and all the best!

Wanda Cullen said...

I hate to see your challenge go, but can totally understand wanting a break! It's a lot of work behind the scenes! Thanks for presenting it so faithfully for so long and wish you all the best!

Laurel said...

So sorry to hear this. Thanks for all the great challenges you have had.

Janetcraft said...

OH dear Stacey, I just dont know what is the reason that you are closing down that this blog is really being a favourtie to many crafters out there. I have been a fan to watch out for your combo colors for slightly more than a year and regret to hear the closure. However, I wish you all the best and thank you so the lovely blog all these while.

Vickie Z said...

Awww... I have looked forward to Sunday morn and checking out the fabulous colors you've picked {along with gorgeous photos} and all the DT creations!! As well, thanks for the times when you picked my cards!! It was a lot of fun but, I can appreciate when life gets busy and you need to spend time on other things. Wish you well and thanks for all the color challenges that made me "think out of the box"!!

Colleen said...

That is to bad. Just started playing along.Good luck to you!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Stacey! I will miss your color combos for sure! It was a pleasure being part of your crew! Good luck with any future crafting adventures! :o)

Margaret aka Totallyawake said...

Oh so sorry to read this ... I often do not get a chance to play along until after the challenges have closed however loved playing!

Many blessings for your new adventures and thank you for your time and inspiration!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

boooo hoooooo! best of luck to you in whatever you do and thanks for many wonderful challenges.

hugs :)

Linda Callahan said...

It was a fabulous run - and a source of great inspiration! Thanks for all of the hard work - and creativity - that you put into it! Wishing you all the best!

Pam Speidel said...

So sorry to hear this! Your color challenge was always one of my favorites. Thank you so much Stacey for all the inspiration, week after week. Blessings 2 U! ♥

Tracey said...

awww...sorry to see you go! i was just popping over to see what this weeks colors were ;) i know it is tough to run a blog though...i did it practically alone for about a year and a half...takes alot out of you! good luck in whatever u do next, hope to still see you around the blog-o-sphere!

Cynthia said...

I am happy that I have able to experience so many color challenges with Curtain Call. I will so miss this weekly challenge, as it was one of my favorites. I had just come to visit the site to see what the new colors were for this week. Thanks for all you have done to make this a fun challenge for everyone!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! I will totally miss your fun combos! Good luck with your future adventures~~ See you in blogland~

Janelle said...

Oh, I was late coming to the show, but have really enjoyed your color challenges. I know it must've been a ton of work, so just wanted you to know that I really appreciate all the time & effort that went into keeping the Curtain up. And thanks for picking my cards a few times, too. :) Wishing you all the best!

Yapha said...

Thank you for all that you did. Your color choices were always fantastic, and I enjoyed playing when I could. I wish you the best of luck!

Makiko Jones said...

Stacey,
Thank you for all wonderful inspiration and color combo you provided every Sunday. I'm so glad I got to play as a guest and regular DT. Thank you for giving the wonderful opportunity. I will sure miss this Sunday challenge :(

Nance said...

Oh no, Stacey! I can only imagine how difficult this decision was for you. Thank you for all your support and inspiration. Your encouragement gave me confidence in my creativity and I will be forever grateful. My best wishes to you for the road ahead, my friend. ((Hugs)) :-)

Vicki B. said...

the color challnge will be missed! Love you and take care!

jaydeestamping said...

Stacey, I logged on this morning to find out what scrumptious color combo you had cooked up this week. Your color combo challenge site is, by far, the best site. Your combos were fresh, inspirational and exciting.

Thank you so much for all of your amazingly hard work on this challenge site, your inspiration and for everything you did for the stamping community. We all appreciate it very much.

My very best wishes to you - and thanks again for everything you did.

Jaydee

Noelle said...

Stacey, thanks for all the hard work and inspiration you have put into this challenge! I will miss it and hope to "see" you out and about in "blogland." Best wishes in all you do! :)

Nancy said...

Is it April 1st? Is this a joke??? I only found you a few weeks ago and have LOVED your combinations!!!!

Sniff sniff... I will miss the challenges for sure... I loved how they made me think outside of my little box, got me using colours I don't usually touch.

Thank you so much for the hard work you did putting these together for the rest of us!

maryr917 said...

I am sorry to see the curtain closing on your challenges stacey-loved playing in them and being picked a couple of times with a show stopper award was wonderful. best wishes in whatever is next for you

Julie Davison said...

Encore, Encore!! I know it takes a lot of time to host the challenges and I thank you for all the color inspiration that you have provided for the last several years. I haven't had the opportunity to participate recently, but would love to do one last Curtain Call Color Challenge. How 'bout an encore!?

marilyn said...

THank you for hosting this challenge. I didn't participate a lot, but enjoyed the few times I did.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Stacey! Sorry to hear about the closing of the Curtain Call CC. I'm sure you are off to bigger and better things! Thanks for everything and I so enjoy your blog. Have a wonderful day!

Nancy Riley said...

Stacey, I can't tell you how disappointed I am to read that there will be no more Curtain Call challenge. It is one of my favorite to view and to play along with. You always do such a great job with it! Whatever your reasons, I'm certain they are justified. Wishing you the very very best.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...are you serious?!? Stacey I had soooooooooooooooooooooo much fun playing your colors! But I completely understand...life is super busy when you have three kiddos and managing a challenge is very time consuming too!
Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much for having me on your team the last few months!!! It was a true pleasure and I wish you all the best! BIG DOUBLE TRIPPLE HUGS ~S~

Debbie said...

I'll miss your challenge!!! I checked it each week. Best of luck!!!

Colleen Begley said...

Stacey, Thanks so much for the inspiration every Sunday. I loved playing in the Curtain Call Color challenges, and I'll miss them. I wish you all the best and hope to see your fantastic card designs popping up on your blog, when you have the chance to just "play".

Jen W. said...

Gutted to hear about the closing of the curtain! :( Thank you so much for all the fun colour combos every week. I go back to them often for inspiration. Best wishes to you in your next endeavour! :)

Laurel said...

You will be missed. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you have given us. Best of luck to you!

Sandra Farrell said...

Oh Stacy, so sorry that you're closing down. I've enjoyed checking out your challenges each week.

Anonymous said...

:( I've only just found you :(

Natasha said...

Oohh Stacey! I am going to miss your challenges. As you know, I started with you when you had the Jewellery Colour Challenges. I have not been able to play as much as I have wanted to in recent months (growing a baby has zapped the energy and mojo), but I have enjoyed checking out what you come up with each week.
Best of luck in your future endeavours!

Tracey McNeely said...

Thank you for all that you have done. I just started with Curtain Call #70 and I was unable to do #71 this week. Sorry to see you go, good luck on the next step for you. :)

Heidi Baks said...

I love your inspiration photos! I'll miss your challenges. Good luck!

Gail S. said...

I will miss visiting your color challenge!!! I loved coming to your blog and getting inspired!

Jen said...

I'm so sorry to see this end. But thank you for all the times you picked one of my cards and for the endless source of inspiration you have given me.

Chris said...

I just can't stop myself from checking to see if you'll have a change of heart.
Of course I wish you the best and know that life gets hectic.
and when I look here I can always go to the oldies for inspiration.
again, best to you.

Diane Gilbert said...

Oh, say it isn't so! I was just popping in to check out the latest color challenge and saw your closing the curtain! This was one of my all time favorite challenges, you always did such a wonderful job! You will truely be missed!

Thanks so much for all the inspiration! I hope we will still see you around the blog world!

Take care my friend!

Pam Speidel said...

Hi Stacey! I was just thinking about you and wanted to let you know I *really* miss your color challenge! I didn't always find time to participate, but I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your color combos and all the fabulous creations! Wishing you all the BEST! Smiles, Pam :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

I keep coming to check to make sure it wasn't just a bad dream.... I miss you a bunch, and your beautiful colors, too! But mostly you....

Hope you're doing well!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm with Arielle!!

Even if you don't want to host a challenge anymore, you could still blog and post your creations!!! I hope you'll consider it..

Best wishes!

plastic card said...

hi, i have many stamps , nut i am in china. what a pitty..