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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

From Courtney's Closet - an inspiration challenge

It's that time of the week once again, to be an obnoxious mommy and subject you all to a photo of my little sweetpea! This past weekend Courtney and I hosted a little dinner party at our house (Daddy was in Korea and Brother was at his Aunt's house) - Courtney wore her cutest little party dress for the occasion. She sat up on the countertop in her bumbo seat while I finished preparing the appetizers (I know, probably not the safest place to have her in a bumbo, but it worked!). I swear, she is the happiest, smiliest little baby on the planet - this photo is really how she looks most of the time! Except I don't have her in her best party dress all of the time, of course. ;-) I showed my friend Cindy this photo and her response was "I can't wait to see the card you make to match". Hmm. Guess I'm getting predictable. Well Cindy, here it is! :-) You can see how the polka dots inspired me, and the color combo and the big bow. The hippo has nothing to do with Courtney's outfit, I just wanted to include it for fun. I mentioned in my last post that my watercolor crayons were feeling unloved, so I played with them tonight too. I needed a baby card to send to a friend, so I figured it sort of made sense to turn an FCCC card into a baby card! The little hippo is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. Does Courtney's sweet little party dress inspire you? If so, head to your stamp room, and let me know what happens! Post a comment here with your link, and if you happen to upload to Splitcoast please use keyword FCCC. I'd love to see what you come up with!! If you're finding this challenge for the first time today, fyi I've gone back and added labels to my blog posts - over to the left you can now find the link to all of my From Courtney's Closet posts.

Last week's outfit once again inspired Sue - she created this ADORABLE card!! I just love it, such a cute image and her coloring is just fantastic. Thanks once again for playing along Sue!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a very happy 4th!!
  • Stamps: Bundled in Love and Cute Converse (retired) from Stampin' Up!
  • Paper: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink: Black StazOn
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, aquapainter, circle punches, Making Memories brads, SU wide grosgrain ribbon

20 comments:

  1. Oh my, that is an adorable dress! And your card is just perfect :)

    I keep meaning to try one of your challenges, but never seem to have the time. I hope to do one this week!

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  2. I love your card creations. They are fab! I must admit though, that I keep coming back to see what card Courtney is wearing. LOL

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  3. Oh, I LOVE how you made your polka dot paper! Courtney's party dress is TOO cute and she's so "awwwwwwww" with her cute little curled toes and happy smile! I'm looking forward to playing this week!

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  4. Awww... look at cute Courtney! She is adorable in her party dress, and your card is adorable too! Great polka dots. :)

    Oh, and I really LOVE Sue's card from the last challenge too.

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  5. I haven't had a chance to play along, but hopefully I can with the long weekend!! :) Courtney is SO cute - esp in that bumbo seat. I didn't know about those seats until recently when my boyfriend showed me his friend who has triplets in these seats all lined up. So funny!

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  6. Pretty dress on a darling little girl! :D I love your card, and all of the dots!! You did wonderfully with your watercolor crayons too!!

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  7. Oh my goodness...how cute is that card. Of course your daughter is a cutie too!

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is stinkin' ADORABLE! I just LOVE it!

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  9. Hi, Libby! Don't fall over or anything, but I made a card for your challenge. It was the most fun stamping I've had in a long time! I know I can't make a link work on my comment here, but you know where to find me...

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  10. What a beautiful baby, a fun challenge and a cute card!!!! How clever of you!!!

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  11. I love the card this is the first time I have been on your blog...I love the party dress thanks for sharing..my card making group recently tried out the water-color with crayons...I love the idea and the cards look great-MG

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  12. OMG! I just found your blog through Leslie and am so amazed with everything! I just love your challenges! My children always inspire me. I'll be playing very soon! Thanks again for sharing Courtney, she's just beautiful!
    Cheryl

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  13. OMG...whatan absolutely adorable baby girl and card :-) TFS your talent, your family. I found you thru Leslie...thanks Leslie for the link.

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  14. Oh how darling! What a cutie in that sweet dress! And the card is so fun!

    ~Angie

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  15. Since you called me out by name - I figured I would give this commenting thing a try.... I love the card! The big blue bow is beautiful...

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  16. Okay, if they gave out awards for cuteness - this would be in the hall of fame, both your adorable daughter and that darling card. Back in the day . . . my grandmother used to make quilts out of left-over fabric from the garments she made us. I cherish it still - your cards will be such precious keepsakes to both your daughter and you, commemorating such a precious time in your lives.

    (this is why I shouldn't post after 10:00 p.m., I get mushy)

    Linda

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  17. I made my challenge card last night and hope to post it tonight...Love that smiling little babe in the bumbo chair...have you ever seen that Youtube video of the baby moving throughout the house in a bumbo chair?...this pic brought back memories of that video...hilarious.

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  18. what a cutie patootie card & dress (my niece Gabby has the SAME one)

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  19. Just found your blog and love all your cards but I feel I really need to comment about the picture of your dd on the counter. My friend's son was in one of those seats on the kitchen counter and even though she was right there, her son fell out of the seat and got a fractured skull. Please only use that chair on the floor!

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