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Thursday, October 16, 2008

From Courtney's Closet #20 - an inspiration challenge

Well here it is - the 20th time I've taken a photo of my baby girl, and made a card inspired by her outfit. Wow, can you believe I've done this TWENTY times now!?!? If you're new here, you can see all of the past weeks here. I'm so glad I had this little brainstorm 20-some odd weeks ago, because it's been so much fun! And I really think my best creativity occurs when I'm doing these cards, I'm not sure why. Well, I guess because baby girl clothes are just so stinkin' cute!! (and my baby girl isn't too shabby in the cuteness department herself, *wink*) I know we've done cupcakes before, but I had to go there again. I love cupcakes, and since I called her my little Cupcake before she was born, I ended up with several cupcake-themed outfits! This one is just a little onesie, but I think it's so cute - the colors are a little different for a girl with the purple and blue combo. For my card I pulled out my Hero Arts Cupcake set, since it happens to have a stamp with a heart on top of the cupcake! I paper-pieced the bottom with some AMuse polka dot paper, popped up the heart for dimension and coated it with diamond glaze for shine, and then put a bunch of liquid applique frosting, coated with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter sprinkles. Yummy! That cute sentiment, the same I used on my thank you cards in the last post, is from Flourishes - I just love the font they used on that one, so I use it a lot! Once again I had a really hard time getting a good photo of Courtney! She is just way too mobile now, she won't sit still for half a second to take a photo! As it was I had to buckle her into her highchair, and this was the best I could do! I may have to add a little summary at the bottom of this post in a bit of all the failed attempts to get a photo, you may find it amusing. :-) But the real question is - do you find it *inspiring*?? If so, make a card!! I'd so love to see what you come up with. Leave a comment back here and link it up. And if you post on Splitcoast please use keyword FCCC. Last week was not a very popular week - I guess you either don't like Halloween, or are just tired of Halloween cards! I'm going to assume it wasn't something else... ;-) But those who DID play sure made some adorable cards!!! First up is Karen - I just LOVE how she pieced together her pumpkin using ovals, and not just ovals but Swiss-Dot-Cuttlebugged ovals!! You all know how much I love those Swiss Dots...!!Maria apparently doesn't care for making Halloween cards, but you'd never guess it - how adorable is this!?!?Anita was multitasking to post this super cute card while also making homemade applesauce and apple pie - sure wish I could come by her house right now, yummy!!ETA: Kathryn got to play a week late, but I need to add in her card for "posterity"! LOL It's so cute!!!And OH MY GOSH YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS - Sue made THE CUTEST CARD EVER!!! She really ran with the pumpkin patch them, and created a whole little scene with Linus and Sally. I adore her card - my favorite of the week. Hop on over to her blog and see the other photos of it, it's so adorable! Sue I already have your address - some goodies will soon be on the way!Thanks girls for playing last week, and thanks everyone else for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Cupcake from Hero Arts, Sweet Treats from Flourishes
  • Paper: Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue, Neenah Solar White, AMuse DP
  • Ink: Palette Noir, Cool Gray & Dark Pink Copic markers
  • Accessories: SU Slit punch, Marvy circle & scallop punches, JoAnn Craft Essentials heart brads, liquid applique, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Diamond Glaze, grosgrain ribbon
And now my little photo summary of how it goes pretty much every week when I try to photograph Courtney in her outfit. Turns out it's difficult to get both a photo where she's looking at the camera and smiling, *and* one where you can see the details of her outfit... For example, here's a cute one, but my knee is in the way:This one would be perfect but... oops... blurry!And she moved and now she's out of the frame...Let's try holding her and doing a self portrait together... smiling and cute... but alas, you can't see the outfit...Ok let's move to the highchair... "but mommy, I want to eat the straps!!"Oh wait, what's down there, that looks interesting...And in comes brother with a stuffed animal to "help"...*sigh*
:-)

19 comments:

  1. Love your cards! And your Courtney is soooo cute!

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  2. What a cutie little Courtney is!! Loved seeing all the pictures of her - thank God for digital cameras right! When my kids were little you had to develop the whole roll to get one good shot LOL!! Love your cupcake card too - all the little hearts are just darling!!

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  3. Wow! Once again such beautiful cards. Your pictures of Courtney remind me of when my dd was little. Looking forward to making a card with cupcakes. You are more than welcome to come enjoy apple pie.

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  4. Loved the many pics of Courtney...I hope I have better luck with Cole this weekend LOL!

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  5. OK, so I had to laugh!!!!!!! I am just happy that the same thing is happening to someone else. My husband gets so frustrated, I say, just do some candid shots.
    Love your card.

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  6. LOL - I love that Carter tried to help. Great card! My favorite part is the row of hearts going across. Enjoy Courtney now, before her agent starts demanding hair/makeup people! :)

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  7. what a sweet card! love the photos of Courtney as always!

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  8. I was able to play this week! What GREAT inspiration! Thanks, Libby!!

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  9. I love it that you are continuing with the From Courtney's closet, not only do we get to make a fun card, but we get to see Courtney grow, and they do grow so fast don't they? I haven't had time to participate in the last 3 or so posts, but am working on this one now. Cute photo's, she is such a happy baby!!

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  10. Such darling photos!! :) The cards are all awesome!! TFS!

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  11. This is so cute! your daughter is beautiful and what a great idea for inspiration! I've bookmarked you and will have to play along! TFS!!

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  12. Not always easy to get THE shot! lol But you did get a lot of sweet pictures along the way. Your card is fabulous, Libby!!

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  13. I love your cupcake card, and it's so perfect with Courtney's outfit!! Great entries last time...and I love seeing all of your photo attempts too! ;)

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  14. Oh, yes, that was funny! I especially laughed at the end when Carter came in with the stuffed animal. All cute pictures, though! You did finally get an adorable one that shows both Courtney and her outfit--love it! Your card is so dang CUTE! I know what you mean about being inspired by Courtney's outfits to make especially cute cards. It has worked that way for me, too. I've had such fun with this challenge and every card I've made for it has been so happy! You might have had fewer players this time but they all came through with flying colors. I love how the leaves and vines are twining through the fence on Sue's card. Great creativity! I LOVE it!!

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  15. I just posted my submission for this week's challenge. I wanted to play in the Halloween challenge, but just didn't get the time. You had some great entries for that one!

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  16. YEAH -- I did the challenge this week!!
    I was sad I missed last week's challenge, I also did a Pumpkin Card. :)

    Here are both cards:


    http://ilovethemmoreeveryday.blogspot.com/

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  17. you got me on this one. I don't know why, well i think i do...purple. I don't do purple very well. here's mine anyway!!!

    Lovin these challenges libby, can't wait for next week
    http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/10/theres-something-about.html

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  18. Hi Libby! Your baby is so cute.
    Your card is lovely! I love cupcakes too :)
    Here’s my card

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  19. Hey Libby:

    This was a real challenge for me! Don't know why...I thought it would be a piece of cake! lol!

    Here's mine:
    http://lilacsandlupines.blogspot.com/2008/10/from-courtneys-closet-challenge.html

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