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Thursday, August 14, 2008

From Courtney's Closet #12 - an inspiration challenge

Wow it feels like forever since I last posted a From Courtney's Closet challenge card! So for those of you who are new to this, I post photos of my baby girl and challenge myself, and you, to make a card based on her outfit. You can see all of the past challenges here. I am having so much fun with this challenge - it really gets my own creative juices flowing, and I *so* love seeing what others come up with!! To be a sap, it really warms my heart when people play along! So, I hope you haven't all forgotten about me during my one week hiatus! *wink* For tonight's card, I put Courtney in this super cute and fun outfit I recently acquired in a clothes swap. This was another one of Rachel's (Carter's little buddy) - her mommy traded Rachel's old clothes for some of Carter's clothes - for Rachel's baby brother. Didn't that just work out perfectly? :-) I was inspired by the color scheme of this outfit, the flower pattern, and the vines - but instead of stamping or drawing (I actually tried drawing, it wasn't a pretty scene!) the vines I mimicked the vines with my D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The flowers are all stamped with the same color as the paper they are on, and then cut out - and the white circles in the centers were punched out and glued on. The flowers are up on dimensionals - lots of texture to this card IRL. One thing I love about this outfit is that it has matching shoes. Courtney hasn't really worn shoes much so far, so she was absolutely fascinated by them. Ok, if you feel inspired to play along, and you know you do (*wink*), make sure and leave a comment back here so I find you. And if you upload to SCS, please use keyword FCCC. So do you remember the last challenge, waayyyy back on July 31?? Courtney was in a cute little ballerina outfit. It inspired some ADORABLE cards!! First check out what my most loyal player, Sue, did!! She owned the perfect stamp for the challenge!
Diane also made an adorable ballerina mouse, isn't that tutu the cutest?!?
Kathryn used the super cute ballerina from Lizzie Anne, I was wondering if anyone would be pulling that one out! Love it!
Karen didn't have a ballerina stamp but was still inspired to create this beauty.
And I believe it was Maria's first time playing (yay!) and she made this soft and gorgeous card.
Thanks ladies, you made my day by playing along, I just love your creations!! And thanks everyone for stopping by today!
  • Stamps: Island Blossoms from SU, sentiment from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, white
  • Ink: Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Adirondack Pitch Black
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug & D'vine Swirls folder, slot punch, circle punch, orange grosgrain, Martha Stewart twine


  1. Oh your card is AWESOME! Love the bright colours you used...and the layout is fabulous!

    Great RAKS too!

  2. All of the FCCC ballerina-inspired cards are GREAT! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with (including me!) for this latest adorable outfit. :)

  3. Oh YEA!!!! Thanks for featuring my card. I came looking for the newest adorable outfit and low and behold there I am. It was my first time playing but for sure not my last!!!!

  4. That card is so cute and so is Courtney in her little dress. I left you an award on my blog.


  5. Your little girl is darling...what a fun challenge idea, using baby outfits! Here's my card:

  6. This outfit is seriously cute and Courtney looks absolutely DARLING in it! LOVE the matching shoes! Your card is so perky and fun, too. I love how cheerful it is. It looks like your players had so much fun with that little ballerina! The cards are all a treat!

  7. Alright, I tried it this week and I'm not sure how successful it is, but I thought you would want to see anyhow.

  8. Your card is fabulous, the bright flowers on the white just pop. I LOVE the inspirational outfit too, what a cutie. Man, I need a little girl! :)

  9. Stinkin' ADORABLE, Libby! I can't believe how much Courtney's grown too!

  10. Just darling, Libby -- and all the cards you showed from the tutu outfit were darling, too!!! This is just the sweetest challenge EVER!!! I WILL get to play it one of these days!!! It's on my list!!!

  11. That is such a pretty card, and I love the sweet pictures of your little cupcake, Libby!!

  12. This is the first time I have been able to participate in one of your Courtney's Closet challenges. I hope you like my take on it!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I love this challenge, consider me hooked!!! Here's mine

  14. Courtney looks darling in her outfit as usual....and those shows, so cute! Looks like she loves them, too, okay now off to do the challenge!!

  15. Cute outfit this week! Courtneys little blond head is so sweet in these pics too! I am off to work on my challenge card!

  16. Hi Libby --

    Courtney is as cute as ever!! :)

    Here is my card for this week:

  17. Finished and posted my bright card tonight!


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