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Monday, April 6, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #37 - a very, very LATE inspiration challenge!

Well I told you I'd be back with my card for this week's challenge - I just didn't think it would take me THIS long!! Geesh! But here it is, at long last. :-) To those of you who left comments on my last post, THANK YOU, I love reading comments (who doesn't, right?) and so appreciate them. But fyi I think I'm going to delete that ramble of a post after I get this one up. :-) So here is my fun & Texas-y card, inspired by Courtney's cute little denim and bandana outfit! This stamp just cracks me up - it's from Deadbeat Designs, as well as the sentiment (WHICH I LOVE!!). I stamped my funky little cowgirl three times - maybe they are doing a line dance or something. Actually I think it looks more like they are doing the Walk Like an Egyptain! (I swear one day I'm going to do 80's week on my blog!!) (Which I suppose means that I will declare it is "80s Week" and then not post anything again for a week... sigh...) LOL! Ok back to the card - I paper-pieced their dresses with bandana and denim DPs. The boots and hats were colored with Copics, and then coated with Star Dust Stickles because of course my funky cowgirls love their bling! The little hat embellishment was in one of those button assortments you get at Michael's or in the Archiver's Hot Spot (think that's where I found mine) - it was silver, which didn't go with my aged copper brads, so I colored it red with a Copic. Not sure metallic red goes with aged copper brads, but oh well! :-) So what do you think?? Like Courtney's oufit this week?? Want to play along?? If you do, please just link back to this post so I can find you. If you want to be in my next "round-up" (YEEHAW!) on Thursday, you only have a couple days left! So what are you waiting for, get stamping!! Last week there was some fantastic stamping going on!! I have to say, that outfit got more "oh so cute!" type of raves than any in a while. Guess you liked it!! :-) So let me show you who liked it enough to play along... First up is Kathryn. Her card is extremely special, as she made and posted it for a beautiful little baby boy named Stellan. See her post for the details, and visit Stellan's mama's site as well (but be prepared, you might cry a little...).Chris is the computer whiz of the bunch - doesn't have the right DP? No problem! She just altered it on the computer and BAM! Perfect, beautiful card! :-)Karen's post CRACKED ME UP - go and read it for yourself. :-) And I just LOVE the super cool quilt card this outfit inspired her to make!Ananya was back for a second week in a row (YAY!) and made this cute card. Love the brown polka dot present!Sue made this gorgeous card - and I am loving that sentiment! Darn you, Sue, you evil enabler, you! :-)Donna made me a little sad when she referred to my BABY GIRL as a TODDLER (!!!) but she did make this super cool card, using a rubberband technique!?! I'm intrigued! Guess I need to head over to StampTV and check it out! (and yes, Donna, you're probably right, but I'm not ready for her to be a toddler just yet!!) :-)And finally, my favorite of the week, Stacey!! I just LOVE this card!! I love the flower dies and punches she used, and those buttons in the flower centers. Such a fun card!! Stacey, please email me your address and I'll mail something to you (one of these days!).Thanks everyone for playing this week!! And thanks everyone else for coming by to look. Make sure and stop back by on Thursday, I'll have a VERY SPECIAL From Courtney's Closet post, as well as some changes. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. I hope you will still like me after I tell you about them. Yikes! Oh, and stop by between now and Thursday too, because I actually did some stamping last night and have other things to share as well!! And fyi to those of you who are waiting patiently by your mailboxes (or not so patiently??) - another goal for the week is to CATCH UP ON ALL THE RAK MAILING I NEED TO DO!!!! And posting RAKs too. I truly need another 10 hours in the day!! President Obama, please make it so?? ;-) Adios!
  • Stamps: Deadbeat Designs
  • Paper: Night of Navy, Kraft, Whisper White, unknown DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Swiss Dots folder & Cuttlebug, Star Dust Stickles, CTMH mini brads, hemp twine, EK Success edger punch, cowboy hat button


  1. Anita's cute card:

  2. OH~your card is super cute! I love those faceless cowgirls (although I think I'd put faces on them!) sorry to make you sad about that comment, I may not know what the official age of a toddler is!
    Here's my card this week (although you've already seen it-totally had fun making it!)
    Bandana Technique Revised

  3. I really love your "BIG OLE TEXAS HUGS!" card. It's too cute.

  4. Wow, Libby! Thanks for the sweet sentiments:) You made my day!

  5. What a neat and original card!! I love it!!! All the details are fantastic!

  6. Wow so much to look at, love it all.

  7. I love this and I think i have that same bandana paper!! I'll be back and of course I will always love you :)

  8. Lovin' that little cowgirl trio card:) Here's my card from Courtney's western-inspired outfit!

  9. Your card is super adorable - I so want to play along this week, I just love this!! Have it on my stamp desk for tomorrow!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  10. Only a little bit late this week:

    I love your cowgirls - faces or not!


  11. WOW Libby!! I just love your sweet creation using your darling little inspiration!! :) What a fun card!!

  12. Sorry I didn't visit you for so long, Libby... Looks like I missed something...
    Your card is very very cute! And so creative at the same time! I love the dancing cowgirls! And what a fun embellishment you added!
    Sending you my hugs,

  13. Love your real life funky little cowgirl! So absolutely darling! Totally great card, too, Libby!

  14. I may be late but here is mine. The first one is Katie's. I am working on a way to seperate our cards.


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