Wednesday, February 4, 2009

COURTNEY'S 1st BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE

This little sweetheart is Libby Hickson's daughter Courtney, and she's celebrating her first birthday today! For the past year, Libby has been holding "From Courtney's Closet Challenges" each week on her blog, Libby's Little Addiction, where she dresses Courtney up in one of her cute outfits, and encourages others to use it as inspiration for a card. It's about the cutest idea I've ever seen for a stamping challenge! It has been so much fun seeing photos of Courtney each week during her first year, and am thrilled to help Libby celebrate this special event, along with these other talented ladies ...

Carole Burrage, Mother's Little Helper

Leslie Miller, Running With Scissors
Maria Gurnsey, Scraps by M
Melissa Sauls, In Stamping Mode
Rose Ann Reynolds, Paper Delightz
Sue Kment, Sue's Stamping Stuff

Libby has some amazing and generous blog candy to give away too! Check it out HERE!

Here's my card inspired by Courtney's "Cute As A Cupcake" shirt ...
RECIPE
Stamps:
Simple Birthday Thanks, Think Happy Thoughts

Paper: Tempting Turquoise Prints DP (retired), Green Galore, Pink Passion, Real Red, Close To Cocoa, Yoyo Yellow, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion
Embellishments: Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore SU Brads, Yellow and White Brads (non-SU), White Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, 3/4", 1 3/8", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, COURTNEY !!!

31 comments:

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, you KNOW I love this bright, fun card, Nancy! Absolutely up my alley -- love it!!!

Lorri said...

YUM YUM I think I need to make some cupcakes today! This card is ADORABLE (just like the little sweetheart in the picture!)

Maria Gurnsey said...

so cute!! i almost used the same set, glad I didn't because it wouldn't have turned out this cute :)

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE your huge cupcake...and those pretty bright colors!! Love your sprinkle of brads too!!So cute, Nancy!!

Alex said...

This is FABULOUS Nancy - I love the fun, bright colors and the brads look wonderful!! What a cute card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Julie said...

This is sooooo cute! I love the bright colors and the brads for sprinkles :)

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

This is so adorable. Love the brad sprinkles!

Libby Hickson said...

This is just adorable Nancy! I love how you used all the funky colors in her shirt, it made for such a FUN card!! Thanks so much for helping me celebrate today, I appreciate it so much!!! :-)

LeAnne said...

Adorable! I MUST play this challenge--off to work I go!
LeAnne

Connie C. said...

Oh Nancy...this is just the cutest card! You are such a fabulous stamper!

Norine said...

that is a cute idea and what a cutie she is love your card
Hugs
Norine

Leslie Miller said...

I love that great big cupcake, Nancy! It's just too darn cute all decorated with the colorful brads. Adorable!

Melissa Sauls said...

I absolutely love your cupcake with all the bright colors. What a perfectly cute card! Great job!

Silke said...

AWWWW - Nancy - this is way tooooo cute - love the cupcake card!!!

Corie said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS and adorable!!!

Jean said...

Just a beautiful card - the coloured brads just finish it all off so nicely too.

Angie Tieman said...

How cute!! Love the inspiration photo, what a doll!, and your card is just perfect!

Lisa Brown said...

SO cute! Love it!

Anthonette said...

What a cute challenge! Courtney is so cute. I had never heard of this challenge. I love your cupcake card...perfect one for the challenge! The brads make great sprinkles.

Carla Harrah said...

Hi Nancy!
Your card is way cute!! I seen your name over on Maria Gurnsey's blog and got tickled. I thought I'd ask you if you were my mom! Ha!Ha! Her name is Nancy Riley also. My husband said, "I didn't know your mom scrapped". I said "I didn't either." Just thought this was funny and you might get a kick out of it too. I really do love your card. I need to get that stamp at our open house next weekend here in Mt. Vernon, IL.
Great work!
Carla

Cathrine said...

Its a truly "happy looking" Birthday card. Love it!

laurie said...

Really cute card! What a great idea...I have to check it out!

Speedystamper said...

Absolutely DARLING!!

Wendy said...

A simply adorable card Nancy! Love the bright colors and especially love what you did with the brads! Cute idea.

myhappyplace said...

Nancy, your card is amazing!

barb said...

How cute! And a PERFECT take on the darling little challenge girl!! Great card - TfS :-)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So adorable...Courtney and your card! Love the brad "sprinkles"!!

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute...both your card and Courtney!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just so precious Nancy! Super fun colors and the {{Sprinkles}} effect is soo FUN!!!!! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Such fun bright colors, Nancy!! Darling card...

Lynn said...

What a super cute fun card! love it!