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Thursday, June 10, 2010

From Courtney's Closet #62 - an inspiration challenge

Hello and welcome to another edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card inspired by one of my daughter's outfits and encourage you to do the same! If you're visiting for the first time, you can view all the previous cards HERE. Well today I have a very special From Courtney's Closet for you!! I'll get to that in a moment, but first I want to give a shout-out to Betty, Chris & Karen who made my day by playing along last time. You ladies rock!! Sorry it's taken me so long to acknowledge that!

And now onto today's card:

Which was inspired by this silly photo of my little pea:

I loved the color combo in Courtney's shirt, but decided to go with a butterfly theme rather than flowers, mostly because I wanted to try a technique for coloring the butterflies that I learned from Jill Foster (jillianavery8222 on Flickr) in her fabby tutorial she did for the Hero Arts blog, HERE. You might say I was inspired by Jill! Which, by the way, happens to be the name of her FANTASTIC blog!! Jill is an amazing stamper, I am always in awe of her creations! Her blog is so much fun - she picks a different stamper to be inspired by each week. Well would you believe this week she picked ME?!?! It's been such a thrill to see what she's come up with every day!! You can see all of her Libby-inspired (squeal!) cards HERE.

And because Jill and I are sort of blogging together this week (although granted she is ACTUALLY blogging, so far I've just been sitting back watching her blog, LOL!), it only made sense to invite her to play along with this week's challenge. Here's what she came up with:

Jill is the queen of gorgeous backgrounds, and this one does not disappoint! And she also went with a beautiful butterfly, but a completely different style than mine. The pearl is such a perfect touch. I love your card, Jill! Thanks so much for playing along!

And would YOU like to play along with me, Courtney & Jill? You know I'd love it if you did! Just link up your creation down below so I can find you. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: CL383 Antique Engravings, CL272 All Occasion Message, CG139 Cling Dots from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Archiver's cardstock, October Afternoon DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink, Versamark
  • Accessories: ribbon, machine stitching


  1. Such a pretty card, Libby (to go along with the pretty girl). ;) Love seeing you featured on Jill's blog this week!

  2. Oh what a great photo of Courtney!Your card is gorgeous Libby. Wonderful colouring of the butterflies and they look so striking against the dark background! Love Jill's gorgeous card too! Great to see you featured on her blog this week.

  3. Libby, Libby, LIBBY! Your card is amazing! I just adore those butterflies--your coloring really caught my eye and they totally "pop" against the darker background! Thank you so much for your kind words about my card and blog, my friend! You're the BEST! :) HUGS!

  4. This is such a fun color mix! Love the inspiration too! And Jill's creation is super fab!

  5. So pretty! That photo makes me smile!! So cute!

  6. Beautiful card, love the butterflies and glitter!

  7. Libby, Courtney is getting so big. I'm tellin' ya before you know it, they grow right up and out the door... Your butterfly card is so pretty. I love the design/layout.

  8. Very cute, Libby. Great cards on Jill's blog this week, too.


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