Monday, January 21, 2013

Just Married and Other News....

Good morning to you my friends!  I have so much to share with you, but I will spread it out over the next couple of days, so as not to bore you! ;)  

But first, let's start with my card shall we?  
I created this wedding card using the Divine Wedding Cartridge by Creative Memories.  I dolled up my bride quite a bit with glitter, a lace doily for her skirt, a pearl for her hair, and little posies for her to hold.  Oh! And a bit of blush!  Every bride should blush on her wedding day! 
The large flower was cut using Flower Shoppe.  I added a few Prima flowers I had on hand to fill in around it.  I wanted it to resemble a wedding bouquet.  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink. 
As you know, Cortney had her big photo shoot on Saturday.  It was in Chicago on Michigan Ave.  From start to finish, it was like a dream.  The studio is only something I've seen in movies. A total "pinch me" kind of day.
Michael Canavan, the photographer, was so incredibly warm and down to earth.  He treated the kids with such kindness and respect.  Cortney's boyfriend, Jimmy, was selected too. : ) Michael decided he wanted to take a few pictures of the two of them.  They have such a cute relationship that I couldn't wait to see what he captured.  These blurry shots were just from my I-phone, but it makes me giggle when I see the two of them.  My daughter looks like she is being a bit bossy? ;)
There was a make-up artist there for touch ups, assistants to help us, and a talent agent named Markus was there too.  He runs a talent agency called, Real People.  He also took our kids' pictures to put in his data base.  He explained to us how it works and such. How cool would that be? My daughter possibly chosen for an ad or something?
I feel like this is just the beginning for these kids.  It is time they were really seen by the public.  They have so much to offer.  If everyone in the world were so kind to one another, what a peaceful world we would live in. 
So continue to cross your fingers and toes......
and a prayer or two.....
That these children will be made visible to the public.
Make a difference.
Change attitudes abut disabilities.
And be "seen" in a whole new light.
And thank you Michael Canavan for letting their light shine!
Thank you for taking this journey with me and allowing me share this piece of myself with you.

19 comments:

Jingle said...

This is so beautiful!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card...I'm glad the shoot went well...congrats! Lee-Ann :)

Missy said...

Pretty, pretty card.....a bouquet is exactly what came to my mind when I saw that flower! Sounds like your daughter had a terrific day, what a great opportunity!!

Sonya said...

Beautiful card...and what a fabulous day for your daughter and her boyfriend. I'm hopeful her photos will be selected--she's a gorgeous girl!!!

Melissa said...

The card is fabulous! I look forward to hearing more about your trip. This is a chance of a lifetime!

Debby said...

The card is beautiful.
So proud of Courtney and Jimmy. What an experience. How important this is for all children. I can't wait to see what comes out of this photo shoot.

Creative M said...

Very Beautiful!TFS

Regina said...

Beautiful card! The kids look so happy. You can never bore me with too much news of your life. Have a fun day.

Charlene said...

A beautiful card ! I love the doily on her dress, the glitter and the blush! The shoot looks like alot of fun! What an opportunity! Prayers :-)

Margie H said...

Such a fabulous post, Michele! Sorry that I haven't been around...CHA just takes so much out of me before & after! LOL!! LOVED hearing about Cort's venture on Saturday - so stinkin' happy for you both on this opportunity. YES! Fingers & toes crossed for public awareness - thank you for enlightening my education/awareness too! xo

Lisa M said...

That wedding card is exceptionally gorgeous and I really was drawn in by your attention to the smallest details as well. I think it's just stunning, but more importantly, your post was sensational. Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us. The photographs look terrific and by the looks of it, I think your daughter is a natural for the camera. ;)
Hugs to you and thank you also for your kind comment to me.
Lisa x

Candice S said...

Beautiful card, I love all the pretty details! Huge congrats on such an exciting experience!! It's obvious that your daughter is going to make a meaningful impact on the world - bless her!

Stephanie said...

Pretty card. Love the pics of Courtney.

vdoyle8 said...

Thank you for keeping us up to date on the photo shoot -- I was thinking about you this weekend. It sounds like it went very well -- and my fingers will remain crossed for you and Cortney, regardless of how difficult that makes papercrafting ;)

Kristy said...

The card is lovely, the writing about your daughter is beautiful.
I wish great things for these two.

cdm317 said...

Today's post is so touching. I know how you feel. When I look at my son, I think, why can't the world see what I see? He is also beautiful, like your daughter and her friends. The photo shoot looked so exciting. Congrats to your gorgeous daughter!
Colleen

Melanie said...

Queen for a day, you both were! That is fantastic, what a blessing! I look forward to more photos! Congratulations :)

Heather said...

This card is so, so gorgeous! I love the image and how you framed it, and I especially love that flower!! I'm going to feature this card on the Fantabulous Friday post at FCCB tomorrow! :-)

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is a beautiful card, just so much detail and texture to it.