Tuesday, June 2, 2009

From Courtney's Closet Challenge Anniversary Edition

From Courtney's Closet #42-An Anniversary Celebration!

I made this cherry card inspired by Courtney's 4 month old picture where she is wearing a cute little girlie cherry decorated outfit. This was the outfit that inspired me to join in on Libby's challenge! It has been almost exactly one year ago today that I joined my first online challenge...and I chose little Courtney as my inspiration. You can view my first ever From Courtney's Closet Challenge card HERE.

This time I chose to use more intense colors, but I did stick with the cherry theme! This is my 39th FCCC out of 42! Do you think I am addicted? I have truly enjoyed watching little Cupcake grow up! This challenged has kept me stamping and learning. And Libby...what can I say...she has become a good blogger friend to me!

Sometimes I tend to get carried away with detailed cards...but my true love is clean and simple cards. For those of you new to my blog...I work with cherries 12 months out of the year! I work at a large cherry processing plant that makes everything from maraschinos to marketing those delicious fresh cherries due to ripen on the trees this month! By the end of June I should be in the thick of what I hope is a large and successful cherry harvest!

This card will go to a very dear friend who also works with cherries. You think I would be sick of those darn things...but truly nothing better than a fresh cherry!

Here's hoping you all find the time to come join Courtney's challenge soon!


Stamps: Tart and Tangy by SU!, sentiment ...a friend... by Penny Black

Cardstock: Black, Rockabilly Speciality DP from SU!, RHRed

Ink: Memento Black, SU marker old olive and RHRed stamp pad

Misc: punch and circle nesties

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Kristin said...

Cute card and wonderful sentiment on the stamp! I am loving all the cherries on your site - they seem to make things so cheery (no pun intended!) I've been to busy to blog much (what's new?) but wanted to stop by for a quick hello!

Katie Renz said...

Love the cherries on your card and blog. Have a great day Sue.

joey said...

Hiya Sue, fabulous card, love the sentiment. Joey.x

Elena said...

Love your cheeries on the blog background, Sue!
And your card is so pretty! Really love the sentiment!

Melissa Sauls said...

Holy cow, GREAT job on the challenge!!! Super cute card and boy do I applaud you for keeping up with all of the challenges!!! Awesome awesome!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Love the colors of this card, and the sentiment is really sweet! You are making me crave cherries now! Best, Curt

Libby Hickson said...

My sweet Sue, who has made the past year of FCCC so much fun for me! I appreciate the support you've given to me and my little challenge more than you know! Thank you so much for celebrating along with me. Your card is gorgeous, I love that you did another cherry card, it's so YOU! And btw - I love your cherry blog layout!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

congrats Sue on the win and lovely card!

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh my -- I didn't know what you did at your job-- Very NEAT -- I could eat a jar of marichinos every day. No kidding. Send me a case or two!!! This is like the third cherry card I have seen while surfing this morning and I just bought some cute cherry bling-- so I think I'm gonna follow suite and make a cherry card!!! Love your card and the clean design.

Allison said...

Great card...lots of punch here Sue!

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