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Thursday, February 26, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #32 - an inspiration challenge

Welcome to another From Courtney's Closet post - where I make a card inspired by one of my baby girl's outfits. Courtney has outgrown most of her 12M clothes and is moving on to 18M - so this means I've got a new stack of clothes to share with you in the coming weeks! I went on a little shopping spree in our friend Rachel's closet - Rachel is the same age as Carter, and I used to watch her a few days a week - so it's kind of fun for me to look through her old clothes, it brings back sweet memories of her playing with Carter. The clothes even smell like Rachel so I think of Rachel when Courtney wears them!! (I think Rachel's mommy said it's Cheer laundry soap... I guess they'll only smell like Rachel the first time Courtney wears them, until I wash them myself!) :-) Anyway - so I'm set for at least a few more weeks, but then, I don't know - Courtney's getting to the age where her growing slows down, so I may run out of outfits!! I may have to dig into the photo files more often and share some From *Carter's* Closet cards...! :-) We'll see what happens...! Anyway, today's card was inspired by my favorite of the Rachel hand-me-downs! I think it may be because it's blue, putting Courtney in blue is great because it really brings out her blue eyes. Of course, Courtney is in CONSTANT MOTION these days, so getting a good photo of her to really show how cute she is in this outfit was an impossible task!! But hopefully these are good enough for you to get some inspiration from the outfit. I chose to use this gorgeous American Art Stamp Easter Angel. Something about the pattern on her dress reminded me of the subtle pattern on Courtney's shirt. Of course, Courtney's shirt has some hibiscus and more of a Hawaiian theme - I didn't go with that at all! I guess I used it more as a color inspiration this week. I may have to come back with another card, with an Aloha theme, before the week is up! I just love this pretty angel image though, partially because she happens to have some polka dot pattern on her dress (!) and also that sweet bunny and her flowing hair - just lovely. So - you know the drill - if you're inspired by this outfit, make a card, post it to your blog or an online gallery, and come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know where to find you! I *loved* last week's outfit and card, but apparently it wasn't too inspiring. Not many kitty fans out there, aye? (Sssh, don't tell Melissa! LOL!) I only had two sweet ladies play along last week - but shoot - I'm thrilled when ANYONE plays along so that is perfectly ok by me!! Chris used the super cute new-ish kitty from GinaK on her adorable card. I also love the heart background, I believe she stamped that?? Am I right, Chris? :-)And although I love both cards equally, I guess I'll say Sue's was my "favorite" this week. :-) She found a really cute image with lots of kitties and dogs. And seeing her card inspired me to make a card using this same layout! Love it, Sue - so cute!! And I'm always so proud of you when you boldly use orange! :-)Thanks ladies for playing along!! And thanks everyone for stopping by! Happy Stampin'!
  • Stamps: Easter Angel and sentiment from American Art Stamp
  • Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Neenah Solar White, The Paper Studio DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring, silver paint pen, white gel pen
  • Accessories: Michael's velvet ribbon, Janome Sew Mini, button from stash, linen thread


  1. Yep - stamped the hearts from Polka Dot Punches set - love that set! ~chris

  2. Libby, first you little one is a doll!! :) I love your creation!! So very pretty!! Love the stitching on it!! TFS!

  3. this is an adorable outfit. I'm playing for sure this week!! I wanted to play last week but don't have any cat stamps (not a fan of cats) but I loved the colors!!! I'll be back later with my card :)

  4. Your card is beautiful, and I love the sweet pic of Courtney!!

  5. She is growing up so fast!! Love your card -- the colors and design are really pretty!!

  6. Hey Libby....sorry I missed last weeks challenge! I had every intention and then got hit with a snow storm that knocked our power out for four days...thus no card! I'll be back later and play along with this one!! : )

  7. I told you I'd be back :)
    Warning: A pair of jeans was hurt in the process of making this card!!

  8. Hi Libby. I have been stalking your blog since way before Courtney was born and I am SOOO excited to finally be able to play along with Courtney's Closet. What a great challenge. I enjoy your blog so much. You have great cards and such cute kids. I really enjoy hearing about Austin, too. We used to live there and miss it SOOO much. I hope you like my card, it was so much fun to play along. Enjoy- Jenn

  9. Finally got my card done ;-)

  10. This is my first FCC challenge. I have watched your blog for awhile and was finally able to get a card done in time!! Thanks for the great challenge!! Here is my card...

  11. Making time to run up tonight to stamp...hope to finish my card and post tonight!


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