November 1, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Welcome Home

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Good morning and welcome to the newest challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

What a wonderful way to embrace friends and family with our Welcome Home challenge!







Paper Issues is our sponsor for Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Welcome Home!  A $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store will be awarded to the LEAD of the Welcome Home challenge! 




Feeling some Christmas this challenge so I combined some patterned paper, stitched mats and a stamped and die cut Christmas tree for a homey Christmas card.  Who do you ant to welcome home this Christmas?


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Designers:


Amber Kroening, Bella Rose Cards
Barb Murphy, barbles
Christina MacLaren, SeaGlass Papercrafts
Debby Hughes, Lime Doodle Design
 Gayatri Murali, Handmade by G3
Jessica Kephart, Homespun Elegance
Kim Singdahlsen, Joyful Creations with Kim
Laurie Willison, Soapbox Creations
Marisa Ritzen, Rosemary Reflections
 Maureen Plut, buttons & bling
Monika Davis, M.A.D. Stamper
Sheri Gilson, Paper Crafty's Creations
Stacey Schafer, Stacey's Stamping Stage
Tenia Nelson, Jazzy Paper Designs
Tracey McNeely, In My Creative Opinion  -- that's me!


Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Holiday (Simple Stories)
Stamps:  Love Lives Here Holidays, Polka Dot Parade #9
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers) Polka Dot Parade #9

39 comments :

Lisa said...

This is super cute and cozy Tracey! Love the PTI patterned tree and your gingham background!

Brandi said...

This is so pretty!

Marisa said...

That tree is just adorable!! Great card :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is lovely, it certainly has the feel that welcomes one home. Love it!

Deepti said...

That tree and that BG pattern paper a a perfect combo, love it :)

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card. I love how you stamped that tree, and the patterned paper and Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle is the perfect backdrop. What a perfect sentiment, too--I sure hope your loved ones will be home for Christmas soon.

Jean said...

Fabulous patterned paper and color choices!!

Annette Allen said...

so pretty... i love love love this set.. that tree is so fun..
happy weekend.

Maria said...

A wonderful homespun Christmas card, so pretty!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Tracey!

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a cosy, warm, snuggley card, Tracey ... fabulous rich colours and a simply splendid sentiment ... love it! Anita :)

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty, and perfect! Your stamping is just right, just the right shades of color too!

Barb Ghig said...

I really love the 'Country' feel of this card, Tracey! Your tree is so charming, and looks fab with the red plaid background...Love it!

Tracy said...

Oh wow that tree looks amazing! Great crisp stamping. I've got to get those stitched mat dies. Love that effect. :-)

Happy Dance said...

A really lovely, homey card. Comfortable, gentle, sweet. Great card, Tracey. If I could welcome anyone home for Christmas, it would be all 8 kids, their spouses, and all the grandkids. Fill the house with love and laughter. Thanks for asking. Have a great weekend. Bev

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee that tree!!!

Claire said...

Personally I'd like to come home to George Clooney but I'll keep dreaming...your card definitely has a 'homely' feel to it - it's gorgeous..I'm seeing those stitched mats everywhere at the moment. Want. Need. Must buy.

Jill Norwood said...

Love the cozy homespun feeling to this lovely holiday card! Beautiful!

Lynn said...

I love all the patterns on this tree. So sweet Tracey!

Stephanie said...

I love that tree! What an elegant and stylish card Tracey :) x

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card, Miss Lady!! :)

canadian_liner said...

Thanks for the blog-comment on the Dynamic Duos-DT. Big shoes to fill! Looking forward to the challenge.
Very sweet card here--having family home for the holidays is the best part!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So warm, like a big hug! Beautiful work, Tracey!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Tracey. That tree is so sweet with the different pattersn... and I love the greeting!

Janet said...

Oh, I love this Tracey - the tree is great and will be giving this one a try for sure.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Tracey...I just love the way you used this sweet and festive little tree, what better way to say welcome home!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a sweet country tree, Tracey, so perfectly set in front on that plaid and kraft!! Hugs, Darnell

maria f. said...

A little birdie told me...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Tracey
Happy Birthday to you
And many more!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

So rustic and comforting, Tracey! Wanted to wish you Happy Birthday;)

KayM said...

Ooooooh I LOVE this card!! This is so "Kay"!! I have every single stamp and die you have used here, so I'm just going to copy it! haha! I even have that paper too! I just learned from another blog that today is your birthday! So happy birthday my friend! Hope you have a wonderful day! ((hugs))

cm said...

Gorgeous card; such a warm, festive way to say welcome home! I'm hoping my husband and I will be "welcomed home" when we head to my parents' for Christmas! So excited!! And to you on this special day: Happy Birthday!! May you have a most wonderful celebration!!
c

Virginia L. said...

What a TREE-mendous card! Love love the stamping and how you layered the image! Wish you are VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy your special day, my friend!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so perfect, Tracey!!

Bonnie said...

What a perfect blend of papers, Tracey! Warm and cozy!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute...love the Christmas tree! Fabulous take on the challenge!

Stacey Schafer said...

totally adorable, Tracey! love the layered and ruffled tree:)

Barb said...

Perfection! I love the patterned tree section. A perfect 'welcome home' :)

Sharron said...

The card alone makes me wish I had gotten that tree set. Love the cozy homespun look!

Michelle said...

Your Christmas tree looks wonderful against the red plaid paper! Love it, Tracey!