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Thursday, February 12, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #30 - an inspiration challenge

Well I've done it again. Last week I broke my camera. Today my computer isn't working!! My desktop computer - where I keep all my photos, and where I have photoshop to adjust the images before posting them here. *sigh* What's up with me breaking things??? I'm just generally having a crappy 2009 so far, which I'm sure is partly due to my DH being gone for four of the six weeks so far! But blah, you don't want to hear my whining!! I just brought it up to tell you that the photo I had planned to share today of Courtney - from her birthday party, opening presents, is on the other computer. So I'm using this one instead. If my computer is really dead - THANK GOODNESS my friend Theresa took a whole bunch of photos at Courtney's birthday party, I'd be *so* bummed if I lost all the ones I took and that was all there was! Being the little fashion plate that she is, this was actually the second outfit Courtney wore at her party! Her first was a pink cupcake sweater - she was wearing it in the photo I posted of her eating her cupcake - it ended up so covered with frosting and cake that she needed to put on something else before continuing with the festivities. I just love this little dress! For one thing, it has polka dots! I also love the bold colors. I saw it on sale at Old Navy and just couldn't resist! (fyi I have as hard a time resisting new clothes for my kids as I do resisting new stamps... if you hadn't guessed that already... *wink*) That reminds me - I meant to tell you, the cupcake shirt in last week's post? Bargain of the century - I picked it up at the Gymboree outlet for $1.99!!! How awesome is that? But anyway... for this week's card I found some polka dot paper from my stash - it's not the nice navy blue of the dress, but it's close enough. And I pulled out my Stampin' Up retired Mixed Bouquet set - one of my all-time faves!! The flowers and leaves were stamped on Whisper White, colored with Copics and then cut out. I love how bold and vibrant they are! The card size is 4.5 square - and I decided to do something a little different (for me!) and scalloped the bottom edge, then glued the red polka dot ribbon to the inside of the card, so it peeks out. Courtney's dress has red polka dot trim on a blue polka dot dress! NO WONDER I LOVE IT! LOL. So what do you think? Are you inspired to play along?? I sure hope so. If you make a card, post back here and tell me where to find it. In the past I've been giving out little "prizes" to my favorite card. I still plan to choose a favorite card, but just so you know I'll probably just send my card to the "winner". Nothing that I need to actually go to the post office for. I'm *so* awful about making it to the post office, I just don't want to have that extra stresser in my life right now. If you were playing just to get my fabulous prizes - well - first of all, they weren't that fabulous!! LOL And now all you'll get is a lousy old card made by me. :-) Alrighty then, I need to go and crash for a little nap while Courtney is napping, I stayed up wayyyyyy too late summarizing last week's cards last night. ;-) Thanks for stopping by today! (PS... wishful thinking on the nap - Courtney is awake before I even managed to post this...!)
  • Stamps: Mixed Bouquet, Vases in Vogue from Stampin' Up
  • Paper: Whisper White, The Paper Studio DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: SU silver hardware, oval punch, scallop edge punch, ribbon from a Jody share


  1. so cute!! can't wait to play! hope you get more participants since the word was spread more last week! this is an awesome challenge :)

  2. Oh Libby...what a fab creation!! The red is gorgeous!! Your little one is so so cute!! Love that bow!! :)

  3. Oh geez - sorry about the broken stuff! love Courtney's 2nd birthday outfit!

  4. Sorry about all of the "stuff" that you've been dealing with, Libby! Hugs!!

    I LOVE your pretty card, and it's a wonderful sample for your challenge! What a cute picture of Courtney too!!

  5. Oh my goodness! How cute is Courtney in that dress?

  6. Oh my - the hits just keep on coming! What an adorable outfit and of course I couldn't resist - here's my card:

    It's also on SCS today too along with a linkback so folks can see just how cute she is!


  7. What a gorgeous card to go with a gorgeous outfit, Libby! LOVE them both!

  8. I'm pretty darn far behind on my blog visiting (it's been a busy week), but I just had to stop and admire Courtney in this beautiful outfit. She looks so grown up, if that's possible at 1 yr old. Your card is sooooooo beautiful, too! I LOVE the red! Wow! What a stunner!

  9. Wowza! What a great outfit to catch some inspiration from:) love the boldness of this one!

  10. Love the card and outfit. Love the polka dots and flowers on the dress.

  11. Oh so CUTE --
    Here is my card:

  12. How fun!! I just found your blog and will have to try some of your inspiration challneges! You do beautiful work.


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