Thursday, December 1, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Sweet

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Sweet.

I went with the idea of a warm drink and giving a card to someone who is sweet!

CC Thanks a Latte

I started with the plaid based on the inspiration photo.  Then I found a Verve stamp set with a cute little mug and a fun sentiment.  I originally just had a white background but it seemed really flat, so I dug out a scrap of woodgrain.

Do you like the real mug in the background?  A few months ago, I decided I needed to spend more time staging my photos just to add some interest.  My family teases me unmercifully about this because for awhile I was coming home with bags of props every day for my "staging".  Now we can be in a grocery store or an auto repair place or a shoe store and they will see some small little knick-knack and yell "staging!"  It's cute, but very annoying.   When I was ready to photo this card, I didn't have a good prop - so I grabbed my son's favorite coffee mug.  I thought he'd be impressed.  Instead he said in a disgusted voice "Mom. Not everything is for staging."  

Be sure to check out our guest designer for this challenge: Karen Letchworth at My Cup Runneth Over .
I hope to see you playing along with our "sweet" challenge!  



  1. Everything is totally for staging! It just is! Love the prints on this. Fabulous!

  2. FUN staging story Kim!! I think that's something my husband and our son would do to me too LOL!! CUTE CUTE card, love the plaid!!

  3. I love your patterned paper choices, and a great story about the staging!

  4. Loving the plaid and the woodgrain! Cozy card!

  5. Love the colours on your card...the rich red with the woodgrain is gorgeous :)
    Hugs, Kaz x

  6. Simple elegance! Great card, Kim!! Love the woodgrain and banner, with the bow the fabulous finishing touch.

  7. Such a sweet card Kim. Love the pattern papers and the darling little mug. The sequins and those stamped snowflakes are perfect touches.


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