Thursday, January 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Winter Wonder

Happy New Year!!

I'm starting the year with a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Winter Wonder!!

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew.  A randomly selected participant will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Altenew shop!

The design team is also playing with Altenew products.  I have a number of their sets and they are the most unique sets out there.  For example, the background of my card is a set called "Dodecagram".  You're not going to find many stamp sets like it!

Make a Wish

I think the inspiration graphic is absolutely lovely.  I was inspired by the neutrals so I pulled in a light gray, a kraft, and an off-white.  I also liked the hint of sparkle.  I have a terrible time photographing sparkle so the above photo does not give you the full impact.  Here's a close-up.

Make a Wish Glitter

I also colored in the dodecagrams with various shades of light gray.

Make a Wish Coloring

I hope you are inspired to play along.  Remember, you do not have to use Altenew products - but you have a chance to win some!!

Since it's the new year, I thought I'd share my new life with you.  I graduated with a second bachelor's degree last fall, took a little time off, but now it's time to re-start a career.  Here's "professional me".  It's been quite awhile since I've had to focus on hair and make-up!!

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I'm starting a second career as an accountant!  It's going to be a little odd to start with because, before children, I had a 15-year career in a different field which allowed me some advanced opportunities.  Now I'm going to be working alongside 22-year-olds right out of college.  But accounting is going to get me where I want to be in the next decade or so.  After gaining experience in a company and/or a consulting firm, I will eventually be able to do it on my own.  It's a lot of work, but also a lot of flexibility.  If any of you are in the Denver area, and know about accounting jobs, I'm looking!!  My LinkedIn profile is 

Now back to what you are really here for - card details!!

Be sure to check out all of the other Altenew cards from our design team and our guest.

Winter Wonder Designers

Guest Designer, Michelle Bala


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  1. Gorgeous card!!! So sparkly!! Congrats on your latest degree...your prof pic is gorgeous!!! Best of luck with the job hunting!!!!

  2. I love how you used the Altenew images with all the sparkle. Gorgeous card! What a super photo of the new, professional YOU!

  3. Love your card, Kim! Congratulations on your latest look stunning in your prof. pic! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Congratulations on your new career!! Love your photo!!

    I also love the pretty sparkle on the card. So lovely!!

  5. Beautifully done Kim and quite elegant too! Look how pretty you are, GO GET em'

  6. Happy New Year Kim. Good luck in the new carrier field. Wishing you the best in 2015. Fantastic card. Love the glittery silver embossing.

  7. Your card is just beautiful! And wowza your professional look is fabulous!

  8. Kim, your card is GORGEOUS! Love it so much!

    Awesome photo! Yay for second degree and you're absolutely right, the accounting route is the way to go. I have a good friend that has done the very same thing. She contracts with varies companies and loves it.

  9. Love the card and love the photo of "professional you " :) Well done following your dream and wishing you great success!! Hugs!

  10. Loving the bling
    on you card! Very
    Carla from Utah

  11. I love the sparkle on your beauty Kim. Good for you Kim. Go get

  12. Great card ! Beautiful colours ! I love the use of the twine.
    The best of luck with your new carreer ! Go for it !

  13. Professional indeed--you're gonna blow those 22-year-olds away! Your Christmas card was beautiful, one of the few I saved from this year. Happy New Year and Happy New Career!

  14. WooHoo! Congrats on going for, and reaching your goals. Love that you've got a plan that works for you and your family. You go girl! Beautiful card. Love all the sparkles and shine. And love how the twine keeps your design soft. Great card. Happy and blessed New Year. Bev

  15. This card is beautiful. I love the elegance of the sparkle combined with the bit of rustic twine. And congratulations on your new career. How exciting for you!!

  16. Congratulations, Kim, on your new adventure! Knowing you, you'll excel at everything you do and be where you're wanting to be well before the decade is through! ;)

    Your card is a beauty and I love all that silver!!!

    Happy New Year! :)

  17. Congrats on getting your second degree and starting in a new career. That is very hard to do now a days esp. as a mom. I wish you all the best in the new year!

  18. Wow! Love Love Love this card! So eye-catching! Will be thinking of you as you bravely get back into the workforce. I am sure you will fit in really well after all the preparation you have done! Does this mean not as much time for crafting? Hugs xxx

  19. Kim, your "professional you" photo is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your second degree! Wishing you lots of luck with the job search! You are going to be a huge success!!!

  20. Well hey there beautiful! Gorgeous card, I LOVE the glitter embossing so much. Congratulations to you of your next chapter! ~hugs

  21. Time to add some comments to all the oohing and ahhing your cards have received recently. I lack words to convey how smile-making and spirit-lifting your posts and cards have been over this sudden, life-transformed experience of losing my dad. Visiting your blog brings me joy! As for your card: gorgeous! You've worked magic with the stamps and the hint of sparkle...oh my! As for your new credentials and armed with that 'professional' photo: Look out accounting world! There's a new, brilliant gal in town, and she's going to turn some heads! All the best in the career search; you'll land something fabulous!


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