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Thursday, June 11, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #45 - Courtney's Playdate!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card inspired by one of my daughter's outfits. Remember way back in April, I claimed I'd start doing a monthly playdate, where one of Courtney's best blogging buddies would come and visit and we'd all ooh and aah over the friend's cuteness and make a card inspired by the friend's outfit?!? Wellllllll... we are finally doing another playdate!! This month we are playing host to Katie Brooks' *adorable* little munchkin, Sophie!! Could she be any cuter?? And YAY, Mama Katie put her in blue for this challenge, which I love!! The first card is what I was inspired to make from Sophie's cute photo. I played with my new Unity stamp set called Floral Friends - it was a doorprize at the recent SCS shoebox swap I attended in Dallas! (the bonus of having stamping superstars in attendance - they gathered up an AWESOME table filled with goodies from lots of wonderful stamp companies!!) It's hard to read in the photo, but this flower's stem says "friends are the flowers in the garden of life" - so nice! :-) I'll be giving this card to one of my sweetest friends who's birthday happens to be today (we'll see if she reads my blog, hee hee!). I stamped extra copies of the flowers on scrap paper so I could cut out and pop up the flower and then the flower center. The very center has a little AMuse rhinestone, and the tiny background flowers have dots of Stardust Stickles in their centers. And next is the super duper adorable card that Katie made! Make sure and head over to her blog and let her know how much you love it!! I think she's waiting on me to post, and as usual I'm being a mega-late-slowpoke, but I'll update with her direct link once it's up! (Here's the link to Katie's gorgeous card!!) Thanks SO MUCH for playing along Katie, and for letting us be inspired by your beautiful little girl! The flowers on your card are soooo cool, I just love them!! And the bottom half of the card is such a perfect match to Sophie's outfit!If you're as inspired by Sophie's outfit as I was, please make sure and let me know with a comment on this post and a link to you, so I can come and see!!

Last week's challenge only inspired a few of you to play along, but the ones who did made such CUTE things!! Sue made an adorable tag that matched the pattern on Courtney's outfit so well! And I was soooo excited to have Spicey Cat Chick play along for the first time with a sweet card with an image I *love* of the House Mouses sniffing lilacs!! (and isn't Spicey Cat Chick the coolest name ever??!) :-) But, my favorite this past week was Chris!! As she often does, she blew me away with both her creativity and her computer whiz skills!! She took the photo of Courtney and made patterned paper out of it, which she then used on her cards!! So of course she had an EXACT match of the outfit!! Sooooo cool! She made several cards, make sure to check them out here! I love them all, but I'll say this was my favorite:So Chris, I'll send you my little "featured" button that you can display if you'd like, and thanks to all of you for playing along! And thanks to everyone else for stopping by today!!!

And now, if anyone is curious about my tardiness, I have to tell you about my fun day! First I had a dentist appointment in the morning, which no, I don't completely consider *fun*, but I do like having nice, clean teeth! :-) Then I went to a morning scrapbooking outing with my friend Brenda and some other really nice scrapbooking chickies, and then later in the afternoon I went on a quick little shopping excursion at Archivers with non other than my sweet stamping friend (and hero) Shannan!! And then Melissa also showed up!! Yay! So, today was fun. :-)

  • Stamps: Floral Friends from Unity Stamp Company
  • Paper: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Stampin' Up DP (from SAB)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, SU Scallop Edge punch, AMuse rhinestones, Stardust Stickles, Chatterbox ribbon


  1. Libby- you just amaze me, your card is so lovely! thanks so much for letting Sophie and I come and play with you and Courtney! :)

  2. Gee thanks Libby! I would LOVE to have a button to display on my blog! You are very sweet! This week's challenge looks like lots of fun too! Love both yours and Katie's cards! I'll be back and post a link later. ~chris

  3. I hope I find time to play along, or at least remember to! Such a cute girl, outfit and card.

  4. What a cutie patootie! Great, great card. And I've not heard anything from you recently regarding the 100,000 blog candy I won quite some time ago. Any news on that?

  5. love your card, Libby! and what a great color combo to work with:)

  6. What a cute card! You rocked that Unity, my friend! So great to see you. MWAH!

  7. Gorgeous card and it matches her outfit fantastic! what a fab idea for inspiration!
    PS i too love the smell of Stazon! isnt it just brill?

  8. SO cute, I love your card. Mattea's birthday is next week and I bought her an ADORABLE outfit. Might have to send you a photo ;)

  9. Okay...I put in a little more effort this week Libby! LOL
    You can see my cute Sophie inspiration Here

  10. Hi Libby! Thanks for the warm fuzzy on your blog about my card last week. I gave you a little shout out on mine as well. I managed to play again this week. Great inspiration as always.

    Cat’s Creation


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