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Thursday, September 11, 2008

From Courtney's Closet #16 - an inspiration challenge

One thing I love about my weekly From Courtney's Closet posts - if I don't find any other time to stamp during the week, I at least try to make it into the stamp room on Wednesday nights to come up with something to share with you on Thursday!! So here's my latest installment - you can see previous weeks here - of me creating a card inspired by one of my baby girl's outfits. It seems last week I stumped most of you, so I decided to go easy on you this week! Pink, brown, cupcakes - this has got to be the trendiest FCCC post yet! And soooo easy to play along!! *wink* But boy, I had such a tough time getting a decent photo of Courtney's outfit! I made the mistake of putting shoes on her (but I had to, they are super cute cupcake shoes!!), and she just wanted to eat them! I guess the cupcake looked yummy to her, too! And I don't know if I mentioned this yet but Courtney is "crawling" now!! She has been for a few weeks - not a real up-on-her-knees crawl, but I guess it's called an army crawl - she can get anywhere and gets into everything! She's only seven months. Doesn't she realize she's MUCH too young to be crawling? What happened to my few months of being able to plop her on the floor and she'd just sit there in one spot? HA! It's making my challenge even more of a challenge for me - just trying to get her photo! :-) So anyway... for today's card, I decided to create my own cupcake shirt! I don't know if you've noticed but over on my sidebar I've had a little icon declaring my love of Melanie's stamps for a while now. Funny, huh, since this is the first time I've actually posted something made with Melanie's stamps!!! GEESH! But I just loved this Little Tees set as soon as I saw it and had to have it. And now Melanie's just released a Just So Sporty shirt set too - hey, she could have played along with last week's challenge! LOL! (I'm betting that she'll have a set with baby onesies to decorate in an upcoming release - wouldn't that be awesome?? Hey Melanie, if you haven't thought of that - you should do it! *wink*) As I was searching for a cupcake to put on my shirt, I realized Stampin Up's "ABC Images" fit perfectly on my Little Tee! I can see some more cards combining these images in my future! So - I know many of you have cupcake or birthday cake stamps in your collection - not to mention pink and brown items - so what are you waiting for? Get stamping!! And once you've posted your yummy creation, be sure to link back here so I can find you! If you post on Splitcoast, please use keyword FCCC.

As for last week's challenge - well, guess most of you aren't sports fans. Oh well. But I just *LOVE* the cards that the gals who did indulge me created!! First there's my girl Sue, who made the cutest little Megatron card! LOL!My new stamping friend (and fellow Austinite!) Brenda jumped in this week, also with a green & yellow color scheme. I *love* her little cheesehead, even though it pains me to like anything to do with the Packers... ;-)Diane became Very Cool in my book by using my beloved Detroit Red Wings as inspiration!!! Woohoo!! Diane, your mom sounds like one smart lady! :-)Monica was able to dust off her Gator stamp and contribute this fabulous creation to the challenge! LOVE that big orange "f"!And just when I thought there were only four cards last week, Maria snuck this beauty in under the wire! I think she disregarded my suggestion to make a sports-themed card and just went with last week's color combo - but considering how cute her card turned out, I think that's a-ok!ETA: Hey! Anita was able to play too! Look at this cutie, she must be a baseball fan. :-)Alrighty, I better get this posted and get to cleaning! I have stamp club at my house tonight, and my house is a WRECK! Sooooooo much to do...! Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope to post another card sooner than one week from now...!
  • Stamps: Little Tees from GinaK, ABC Images from Stampin Up
  • Paper: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, SU Berry Bliss DP, Paper Salon polka dot DP
  • Ink: SU Basic Brown, Copic marker for coloring
  • Accessories: Fruit Punch & Cotton Candy Stickles, Slit punch, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, old heart brads from my stash

21 comments:

  1. Cupcakes! I can play this week! (No, I don't have a favorite spots team and I didn't want to fake it)

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  2. I LOVE this outfit, those shoes are adorable, where in the heck did you find them??? I have 4 little granddaughters that would love them, they would make great Xmas presents.....love the card too, and I can hardly wait to do this one, and brown and pink and cupcakes...yummy!!!

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  3. THAT IS SO CUTE, I love everything it!!! terrific inspiration pic :)
    oops, sorry i missed the sports challenge(hey, where does Brenda live??)
    thanks for writing! hugs!!

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  4. oh my word! this is too cute, I ADORE Courtney's cupcake shoes - how cute are they? love those sideways pics! sorry I'm continuing to miss these - hopefully I can play this week since I have lots of cupcake stamps!

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  5. CA-UUUUTE submissions! I especially like the Green & Gold ones.

    teeheeheeheehee....

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  6. Here's the card I made:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1051629?

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  7. Courtney looks too cute in her cocoa and pink outfit! A great reason to use the Big Bold Birthday set! http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2008/09/flower-sprinkles-from-courtneys-closet.html

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  8. There is nothing like being flexible enough to chew on your own foot! How absolutley adorable!

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  9. Love the card, love her outfit and love that absolutely adorable face!
    Jean ~

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  10. Courtney is so cute! Hopefully I can play along with the challenge this week. I hope the hurricane doesn't cause too much bad weather for yall. I'm further inland in northern Louisiana than you are, but Gustav was a mess even as far up as we are!

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  11. Super cute!!!! And those shoes are adorable...

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  12. baby girl I am totally with you those robeez look good enough to eat!!!!!! thank you for my card libby it is super cute and it always makes me happy to get a mail box full of cards!!!!!

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  13. I love brown and pink. I love doing these challenges. It reminds me of when my daughter was small. My card is in my SNS gallery. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=14999

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  14. Cute with a capital "C"!! LOVE your card, love the sweet pics of your little darlin'!!

    (Are Courtney's shoes from Robeez? I LOVE those shoes, and wish they would have been around when my boys were little. Brooke had some pink Robeez with cherries on them.)

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  15. What a cute source of inspiration! LOVE that tiny cupcake tee.

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  16. yea! I finally played after promising a long time ago-course you know I can do pink/brown cupcakes! FUN

    Cupcakes Baked with Love

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  17. hey Libby!!! here's mine as promised!

    http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2008/09/wordpicture-scrap-schemes-libbys-closet.html

    Thanks again for the inspiration!

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  18. Oh -- I hope I'm not too late--
    Love Courtney's outfit this week --

    Here is my card:
    http://ilovethemmoreeveryday.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  19. Love this sweet outfit this week! She is growing so fast...they change everyday at this age!
    Here's My Card!

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  20. Oh, my gosh! A cupcake outfit! How adorable and how utterly perfect for Courtney! Love her in it. LOVE the photos! And your card is sooooooo cute! The design is awesome! You decorated that shirt to a T(shirt)! Fabulous bunch of cards from your last challenge, too! I love seeing them!

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