Friday, August 1, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Celebrate with Style

There's a new challenge starting today at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

With this first challenge after our big anniversary challenge, there are a couple of changes to the "rules".  First, all challenges are going to be "anything goes"; however, we will still provide a challenge graphic for your inspiration.  Using the graphic is optional, but we love to see you play along no matter what you create! Second, when there are sponsors, prizes will be given based on a random drawing.  Finally, the LEAD chosen for the challenge will be invited to be the guest designer for an upcoming challenge.

We have a new sponsor, Waffle Flower Crafts, and a randomly selected participant in the Bow Tie challenge will have their choice of a Waffle Flower Crafts stamp set!

I love the bow tie sets at Waffle Flower!  In my vast stamp stash, I did not have a bow tie until I got this set. This was quite an oversight for me as I married a man originally from Virginia and those Southerners wore bow ties long after we Coloradans did (at least according to him). He never had a blinged bow tie but he definitely had a yellow one that I saw regularly early in our relationship.

With Style

The Bowtiful set is full of fun mix-and-match sentiments, two-sizes of bow ties, and a fun sprinkle of stars that I used to fancy up the bow tie. Waffle Flower also has a Bowtiful Additions set with even more mix-and-match sentiments.  Each has coordinating bow tie dies.  

I am using Lisa's current Wanna Sketch.  When she came out with her monthly sketch, I immediately bookmarked it for this challenge as I knew it would perfectly show off a bow tie!

I'm also adding this to the Simon Says Anything Goes challenge.

Be sure to check out all of the design team cards at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Bow Tie - here's a list if you want to check them out individually.

Bow Tie Designers

Waffle Flower Crafts Designer, May Park

  • Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts Bowtiful
  • Paper: Simon Says Smoke, Slate, Sunshine, Audrey Blue
  • Ink: Simon Says Slate, Versamark
  • Accessories: Waffle Flower Crafts Bowtfiul die, MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags, Sparkle White Embossing Powder, mini sequins from Michaels


  1. Love that bold yellow bow ties over fish tail banners :)

  2. Great style! :-)
    Love your card with bowtie. The stitched banners are great too.
    Nice sketch.


  3. Sweet card Kim. Love the heat embossed image on the pretty paper.

  4. You CAS approach with this new stamp set is awesome, Kim! Love the banners and bow design! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Okay let me just say that this is perfectly FUN!!!

  6. This makes me smile Kim. Love that bow on the banners.

  7. Fabulous, I just love the clean-ness of this card. So graphic and perfectly balanced. LOVE it. Thanks so much for playing along with Wanna Sketch!!!

  8. Love your star-studded bow tie! Perfect sketch, too!

  9. I have this set (NBUS) and your card here is precisely the inspiration I need to ink it up. Now, I need the dies...So pretty!

  10. Kim this is fabulous love those banners and the white embossed bow tie!!


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