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Thursday, July 16, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #49 - an inspiration challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I create a card inspired by something from my daughter's closet, and inspire you to do the same! A few days ago I went on a little trip up to Target. It was innocent enough, I just intended to buy a few storage bins to work on organizing the kids' playroom. But next thing you know the darn shopping cart was dragging me over to the clothes section. To look at the clearance racks, of course. But... there on a regular price rack... practically calling out my name... was HELLO KITTY!!! How on earth can I be expected to resist HELLO KITTY!?!? Well, I didn't resist, and immediately put it on Courtney as soon as we got home so I could snap some photos for this week's post. :-D I have to say I'm lovin' how this card turned out!! The Hello Kitty I used was actually on the tag from the shirt - I just cut it out. For the larger clouds I used a stamp, but the smaller ones were just drawn freehand. I put Stickles on them, because the white clouds on Courtney's shirt are also sparkly. The patterned papers were all from scraps in my polka dot drawer. What, you're surprised I have a drawer dedicated to polka dot paper? Do you even know me AT ALL? ;-) The black ribbon is a super cute velvet scallop ribbon from American Crafts that I love - it's a shame it's nearly all covered up. So... what do you think? Feel like making a card? You know it doesn't have to have Hello Kitty on it, you can find whatever inspiration you'd like from this post. If you do play, be sure to link back here so I can find you. Thanks for stopping by today, happy stamping! (Oh and btw - I still need to share with you some AWESOME STUFF that's happened over the past week - hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow! It's funny, I've been sick with a cold all week and yet this has been one FANTASTIC week for many reasons!!) :-)
  • Stamps: Fly Away and Wonderland from The Greeting Farm
  • Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, DP scraps from my stash
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Swiss Dots & D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folders, American Crafts ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Hello Kitty cut from shopping tag on shirt


  1. ACK! This is just too adorable, Libby! Love it! And Target and HK are my weakness. I TRIED to get my feet to fit into the largest size of little girls pink polka dot Hello Kitty rain galoshes, and it just would NOT work! Hmmmph! LOL

  2. So very cute, Libby!! I need to head over for those sales too. ;) Courtney is as adorable as always!!

  3. Although that is so sickeningly sweet it probably gave me a cavity, I have to admit it's incredibly well done! Great colors and layout!. Now I've got to go brush my teeth just in case!

  4. This is cute and so is she. She looks so grown up!

  5. SO cute, I hope my new Unity kit gets here soon, their new kit has the perfect stamp for this card!! Guess I'm gonna be stalking the mail man today :D

  6. OMG, I love hello kitty! You know, Courtney makes her look even better, didn't know that was possible! I have been super swamped, but I am determinded to play this week- I swear by hello kitty! ;) I LOVE YOUR CARD TOO LIBBY!

  7. This just makes me smile! Well done Libby!

    Many Blessings,

  8. OMG...this is too fab! Love the idea of using the tag!

  9. Libby your card could not be more perfect! It's darling!

  10. OK I am going to try to link again...must be an airhead tonight!

    Libby...this card is just the best! You really incorporated all the elements of her outfit to perfection! I think this is one of my favorites! I had fun with this challenge!

    Here's my FCCC #49

  11. whoops forgot my link on the last post-

    Anyway, I did get to play after an awesome lss find. Thanks for another fun inspiration Libby and Courtney!

  12. Very cute card and very creative! I would never think that Hello Kitty came from the tag! Love the inspiration :) and your card, Libby!


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