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Thursday, June 25, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #46 - an inspiration challenge

Hi y'all, welcome to this week's edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card based on one of my sweet baby girl's outfits and challenge you to do the same! Well I don't know what it's like where you are, but I am DYING from the heat here in Austin, Texas!! Yesterday's high was 105!! C'MON MOTHER NATURE, IT'S ONLY JUNE! Usually late July or August is when it's really scorching here - so I'm totally not ready for what this summer has in store for us. I live near Lake Travis, our big lake outside of Austin - everyday I drive by it and see more and more "beach" and "island" popping up - the water level is lower than I've ever seen it!! I'm going to do a rain dance!! I am really tempted to make some Christmas cards today - maybe stamping snowflakes would make me feel cooler??? Anyway... today's card... I just bought this top for Courtney, because it's so nice and cool! (although, it does expose an awful lot of her fair skin to that brutal sun - but that's what SPF50 is for!!) This isn't the card I thought I was going to make when I sat down to stamp - since there's yellow in this shirt, I thought I was going to make a chickadee card using "my birds" :-) see here for the story! but instead felt like stamping some flowers and pulled out my uninked FireCracker Designs by Pamela set Forgive Me?. And it's funny - I spent some time creating masks for the flowers and originally had the center flower "behind" the other two, but in the end stamped it again and cut it out and popped it up! I always have to make things as hard as possible for myself, it seems! The colors on this are some new In Colors from Stampin' Up - the yellow is called Crushed Curry, and the orange is Dusty Durango! I colored the flowers yellow with the new IN COLOR MARKER!!!! Hello! About time SU did that!! The flower centers have rust-colored rhinestones surrounded by a little bit of Stickles. I automatically reached from my beloved StarDust Stickles when I was making this, then realized the glitter flecks really didn't go with this card - the Diamond Stickles were much better (for once!). :-)

So what do you think, do you want to play along?? I surely hope you will!!!! If you do, leave a comment back here so I can come and find you! Thanks for stopping by today - STAY COOL!! :-D
  • Stamps: Forgive Me? from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Brocade Blue, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Confetti Cream
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic & Stampin' Up markers for coloring, Chocolate Chip ink for sponging
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 1 die, Cuttle Swiss Dots, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Diamond Stickles, K&Co rhinestones
Reminder - now through end of day tomorrow, get 15% off your entire order at FireCracker Designs by Pamela when you use code LIBBY1!!! And come back on Saturday, we're doing our monthly FCD blog hop!!! Yay!


  1. Libby, your card is just gorgeous!! So is your daughter!! Just wanted to let you know that I have tagged you!! Come check out my blog for deets!! :)

  2. Love the sketch in this Libby! such a fun color combo..and I love that little outfit on your cutie patootie...;p)

  3. so cute!!!!! hope to play again, but this week is busy (my b-day), so might not get around it it. Love how cute Courtney is!!!

  4. Beautiful card, beautiful daughter!

  5. This is a great card - I really like how you popped up the center flower like that!

  6. Whoo Hooo -- I participated this week!!
    I have been suffering from Courtney Withdrawal --

    Her dress this week is adorable --
    Here is my card:

  7. This is the sweetest picture of Courtney, and a beautifully inspired card! Gosh, Libby, you're so productive lately I can't keep up!

  8. I finally remembered to play along!!! Too bad I didn't remember what her dress looked like, but either way Courtney inspired me....

    Here is my card!

  9. Here's mine

    Oh cupcake is changing with every picture!

  10. Libby, she is adorable and getting so big :)


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