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Thursday, September 3, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #55 - an inspiration challenge

Hello and welcome to another edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card inspired by one of my baby girl's outfits. (Ok, ok, she's not a baby anymore! Waaaah! Can you believe she was this little when I started this??) So this is the inspiration photo I had INTENDED to post last week, but as you can see that never happened!! Last Thursday was Courtney's Daddy's birthday. So the idea was that I'd post a photo of Courtney wearing her new Detroit Tigers outfit that her Grandma gave her while we were in Michigan - since Joel is the big Tigers fan of the house. But, alas, I was too busy last Thursday trying to surprise him with a clean house and a birthday cake and decorations before he got home from work, so the post never happened. By the way, before Joel left for work Carter said to him "Daddy, today we're gonna go get a present for you and make a cake, and it's a SURPRISE!". Gotta love three year olds and their ability to keep secrets! :-) So, here's Courtney in her Tigers outfit for Daddy, a week later! I mostly just used the color combo for my inspiration. I considered using a tiger image on this week's card, but was shocked to discover I don't own any! (if you knew how many animal stamps I own you'd understand why this is so shocking!) Instead I pulled out a kitty stamp - I *love* this one, it's made by Hot Potatoes and I found it at my LSS Stamp Salado. I've had it for ages and this is the first time it's been inked!! One of these days I will probably be arrested for these crimes against stamping-humanity! Oh and I almost forgot to mention - Courtney is in pigtails!!! We just tried that for the first time - cuteness! And she didn't even pull them out. Happy days. Ok, so what do you think? Wanna play along? If you do, link back here so I know where to find you! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Bandit from Hot Potatoes
  • Paper: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, white
  • Ink: Regal Rose
  • Accessories: Martha glitter, SU 2-way glue pen, SU scallop edge punch, Martha heart punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Janome Sew Mini & white thread, Hobby Lobby ribbon


  1. OMG! I LOVE her outfit, and I LOVE this card! I will try my best to play along this week! And I hope someday she'll outgrow that outfit and pass it on to her little cousin. :) And I can't believe she was so tiny when you started FCCC! That's crazy.

  2. Hi Libby! I'm excited to be on the FCD team this season and to get to work with you. Talk to you soon!

  3. Oh...those ponytails and smile...adorable!! I love your sparkly kitty too!! Cute card!

  4. EEK! Love the pink Kitty! Courtney's piggies are too darn cute!

    PS Enjoy your time all just gets too much some times, doesn't it?


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