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Thursday, January 8, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #26 - an inspiration challenge

Once upon a time there was a girl. The girl made cards, and posted them on her blog, and it was good... but then she stopped. And everyone was sad. (Everyone? Well, it is a fairytale, afterall!) hee hee Anyway... I'M BACK!!!! Have you missed me? I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, and Santa brought you some new goodies for your crafting! We had a wonderful time in Michigan - the kids got to see snow, and enjoyed being spoiled by their grandparents! In addition to the Christmas festivities, Carter celebrated his 3rd birthday up there (as you may know if you read my scheduled posts!) and we also celebrated my Grampa's 90th birthday! Good times. So... I thought to get back into the swing of things with From Courtney's Closet (Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out the first post and all the posts!) I'd use a photo from our trip. This one isn't that great as far as inspiring outfits go, but it's just so cute, I couldn't resist! My little Cupcake out in the snow, all bundled up! And that hat... well, when I first saw it I thought it was a bunny, but then Grandma said it was a puppy, and I've also heard it referred to as a bear... so who knows! But I'm thinking you could go with any of those options for your card if you play along this week! :-) And hot pink - well - not something I pull out very often, but how fun is it every now and then?? :-) I decided to go with MFT's Cupcake Flopsey for my card, since I like to work cupcakes in for my Cupcake whenever possible! I really wished I had some pink pompom ribbon to use on this card, because would you just look at Courtney's little boots? I just love them. And fyi - she left them on for about a minute before kicking them off! Outside in the cold! Silly girl. The rest of my card is pretty self-explanatory - I am soooooooooo rusty, the card is pretty simple and took me ages to complete. Ack! But, I need to get back into the groove and QUICK, because I have about a zillion things due this month! So, with any luck you will actually see oodles of posts from me on here once again! Woohoo! ;-) Ok, are you inspired to play along??? I'd soooooooo love to have you give it a whirl. If you make a card inspired by this photo, please let me know about it with a comment back here (And by the way, in your comment, please link to your actual card, not a general link to your blog, so I can find it faster! Not sure what I mean, let me know and I can explain!). If you happen to upload to SCS, please use keyword FCCC. Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Stampin'!!!! And they all lived happily ever after...
  • Stamps: Cupcake Flopsey from My Favorite Things
  • Paper: Pixie Pink, Going Gray, Whisper White, Making Memories DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pixie Pink, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Janome Sew Mini & pink thread, CTMH mini brads & white rickrack, SU scallop edge punch, pink grosgrain, Star Dust Stickles, black Glaze pen

20 comments:

  1. So glad your back Libby and Courtney, omg, is she ever adorable all bundled up!

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  2. Welcome back -- we have missed you but glad you enjoyed the trip! It's always great to be with family. As usual, Courtney is as beautiful as ever. Enjoy your blog so...

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  3. Glad you and your challenge are back Libby! Courtney is adorable in her little hat and boots!

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  4. OMG! THAT has GOT to be the CUTEST thing I ever saw!!!! Courtney is growing up so fast!

    Your card is really cute too!

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  5. Courtney looks so cute bundled up for sledding fun!! Lovin' her hat and boots!! Your card is perfect for your challenge!!

    I'm still bummed that it didn't work out for us to meet up.

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  6. Cute card! I love the outfit. Courtney is so cute. Looking forward to your wonderful cards. Katie is excited to make a card for you and maybe I will get some time to make a card.

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  7. so cute... the card, the boots, too cute for words!

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  8. I was wondering if you got snowed in, in Michigan! Be glad you left the weather is the pits here, and to be much colder and more snow...ugh! That is a darling snowsuit, hat and boots Courtney is wearing, I sure hope I can playthis week, but first have to get my 36 cards made for a Mega swap I am in and mailed by Monday! Did you get stuck in Chicago at Christmas, we had that terrible ice storm!

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  9. I love her pink boots and polka dotted pants, here's my card:

    http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-courtneys-closet.html

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  10. Here is Katie's card.
    http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-courtneys-closet.html

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  11. Glad you're back... what an adorable outfit... and it created the perfect card! Love it!!!

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  12. jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com)January 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    everything about this post is just cute cute cute!

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  13. giggle! I love that photo of Courtney! your card is cute.

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  14. Here's my card.

    http://paperaddictjenn.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-courtney-closet-challenge-26.html

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  15. My vote: it's a bear :)

    I'm glad the challenge is back and I just posted my card!! Thanks, Libby, I hope you're doing well!

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  16. I have mine done! Looks like you have a few more players this week!

    http://sharonshaffer.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-courtneys-closet-26.html

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  17. It has been awhile since I've had a chance to play in your weekly challenge:) Here's my "Thank Ewe" card...Courtney's little hat looks like lamb's wool, too!

    http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2009/01/thank-ewe-fccc.html

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  18. Oh, look at those little shoes! They're darling! And her face--what a sweetie. Love her expression. A "cool" new experience for Courtney. Your card is just adorable. I don't see any rust at all!

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