From Courtney's Closet Challenge #60!!!!!! (FCCC60) It has been since last September that we saw little Courtney...and my has she grown!!! Follow the link to see her today! She's such a big girl now!
I chose to go with the color scheme of little Courtney's Easter dress so that I could use my new House Mouse stamp for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #68 which is FLOWER POWER. The sentiment that came with this House Mouse Stamp of the Month says "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you" which I used on the inside of these cards. I also used the out of the box nestie process so that Monica's tail wouldn't be chopped off...oh goodness we could not let that happen!
I flipped the sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #54 (SSS54) for both cards.
I guess you could say my first love of stamps were House Mouse....and then I discovered Libby's fun Courtney's Challenge when very I first started blogging. I played almost every week and through this challenge, I learned new stamping skills and made tons of new stamping friends. Challenges are a great way to grow as a stamper and to make friends worldwide! Find a challenge that speaks to you and join in! (and just so you know, I could hardly make a FCCC card without polka dots somewhere, right Libby?)
Stamps: Sensory Overload (Monica) HMLR1056, Sentiment (Hello) for card #1 is from Stampin' Up and card #2 is made by Make An Impression (Another Bloomin Birthday), Friends were Flowers (CR1111) by Stampabilities
Cardstock: Card #1-Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and DP from www.scrapwithinreach.com and BoBunny polka dots, Card #2-Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Cerlery and strips from COLORBOK.
Ink: Memento Black and Copics, Eggplant and Lavender stamp pads for the sentiments
Misc: Rectangle Nesties, Kaiser crystals and Michaels pearls, American Craft lavender ribbon and SU Old Olive ribbon, SU circle punches for the sentiments, Martha border punch and swirl cuttlebug folder for card #2.