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Saturday, July 4, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #47 - Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July and welcome to this week's late edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card inspired by one of my little girl's outfits. I feel I can say a general Happy 4th of July on here, because even if you are reading this from outside the USA, you can still enjoy your July 4th. :-D But in honor of our American Independence Day celebration, I felt the need to make this week's card red, white & blue! This week's photo of Courtney was taken this morning in our neighborhood July 4th kiddie parade through the neighborhood. We left the house with both kids sitting in their wagon, which Grammy decorated so nice with festive streamers and pinwheels and flags! But as soon as the parade started, Carter wanted to get out and walk. And *of course* if big brother was walking, Courtney wanted to walk as well! Unfortunately though, despite the appearance of strutting her stuff in this photo, a seventeen-month-old is not what you'd call a speed walker, and we were soon the very tail end of the parade with the sag wagon following right behind. Courtney also realized she did NOT wear sensible walking shoes for the parade, and sat down several times in the middle of the street, trying to remove the offending footwear from her tootsies. Big brother did go back and take her hand, trying to urge her along. In the end Daddy got to carry her the last bit of the route. Fun times! :-) So for my card this week - while I did want to use Courtney's July 4th outfit, I didn't want to go all out with an Independence Day theme, because I wanted to be able to use this card for something else! Courtney's shirt has a cute little butterfly on it - but rather than using a butterfly stamp, I chose this sweet little uninked baby fairy from my stash, which is from Two Scoops Rice Designs. As is often the case, I went a little nutty with the polka dots. But how can I help it?? Cute image calls for cute polka dots, in my card-making book!! So what do you think? Feel like playing along? Got it in you to make a red, white and/or blue card on or AFTER July 4th? I sure hope you do!! If you make a card, make sure to link back here and let me know about it! Thanks for stopping by today - now I'm off to clean up the kitchen a bit before starting our holiday dinner of BBQ'ed ribs, potato salad and watermelon! And tonight we're going to take Carter and Courtney to see their first fireworks - keep your fingers crossed that it goes well!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend too.
  • Stamps: Garden Fairies Set 1 from Two Scoops Rice, sentiment from Hero Arts
  • Paper: PTI white, SU Real Red, Making Memories DP
  • Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Marvy punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Making Memories ribbon, red ric-rac ribbon

17 comments:

  1. Cute, I wish we could have paraded with you all this year.

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  2. I finally played along again! Here's the link. http://paperaddictjenn.blogspot.com/2009/07/2-challenges-in-one.html

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  3. What an adorable patriotic card, Libby, and your little girl is soooo cute!!!! She is getting sooo big....they grow up tooo fast!!!!

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  4. Love love love it!!

    http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2009/07/pile-it-on-challenge-4.html

    I got to play!!

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  5. Wow! Where did the time between crawling and walking go...? It flies. I remember being in 4th parades as a kid. Your 2 are so cute. Love the card.

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  6. What sweet pictures of the kids, Libby...and your card is just darling too!!

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  7. Oh, these are sweet....both the card & your little ones!

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  8. Courtney and Carter are both looking so grown up I can hardly believe it. Really a cute card, Libby! Good for you for going right ahead and taking a week off from the blog.

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  9. Ah to be patient with those tiny steps! What cute pictures Libby!

    Here's my card

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  10. Too cute!

    http://jackappsouffle.blogspot.com/2009/07/happy-4th.html

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  11. I remember being in a 4th of July parade, how fun! I made time to play along again, just love those outfits. On this one the stitching let my inspiration though the end result doesn't reflect that...hmmmm.

    My card is here

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  12. cute card, cute kids! I hope they enjoyed themselves this 4th. We had a poop in the pool incident ourselves- lol! It was very fun though.

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  13. I love this one Libby! The ribbon or fiber across it is fantastic too! So sweet :)

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  14. Hi...let me introduce myself, my name is Karen and .....
    OK, well, it's been some time since I have played along! Yikes! But, your sweetness got me this week and so here's my card! BTW, I love the look on her face in the pic! Priceless!

    http://lilacsandlupines.blogspot.com/2009/07/from-courtneys-closet-challenge.html

    See ya on FB! =)

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  15. Darn, I missed it! I kinda cheated, already made a card, but thought I'd put it in anyway. Oh well, here's the link- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1407994?cat=500&ppuser=163300

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