Monday, January 14, 2013

Love.....

This weekend was a wonderfully busy one.....and one that reminded me how small the world is.  How interconnected we all are.  It also reminded me how truly lucky I am. I felt like my heart could burst.  My daughter, my Cortney has been chosen as one of 20 kids to be photographed this upcoming Saturday by a well known Chicago fashion photographer.  His name is Michael Canavan.  He has done a lot of magazine, TV, and modeling work.  He knows the right people in the industry.  He is creating a portfolio for each of our children to give to advertisers, modeling agents, etc. 
There is a bit more to the story, but I can't share it all ....... yet.
But seriously, pinch me.
I can not wait until this weekend.  I can't wait to meet this amazing man, who has selflessly given up his time to do this for our kids.  All of this is because of these two amazing people I met a year ago, Katie Driscoll and Steve English.  They started a campaign called, Changing the Face of Beauty.  And change it, they have.
And my lil' dolly gets to be a part of this.

My Crafty Secrets card uses paper from the Vintage CD collection and the tag is from the digital Valentine kit. I added a bit of pom pom trim, a flower cut from my Silhouette, machine stitching, and seam binding. 
Found these little posies in my stash.......love them.
A little rhinestone for the center of my flower...... 
Thank you all for your support.  It means so much to me to be able to share this with you. 
I am off to teach my 5th grade kiddos!
Have a great day!
Much love,
XOXO

18 comments:

Debby said...

Yeah for Cortney and for her Mama. You deserve to be proud. She will be so beautiful.
Oh, the card is really beautiful too. I love that ribbon.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

So beautiful Michele!

Susie

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gorgeous creation...and SO exciting about Cortney!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

I love your card with the vintage hot air balloon and dimensional flower! Lovely project!

OK- I am dying to know the news you can't share yet-- am I just ridiculous or what? How exciting for her---and I know you are excited too!

Best wishes with it all!

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to Cortney.

snappy scrappy said...

Amazing...love your card...and awesome news too!! Lee-Ann :)

MichelleZ said...

Once again, you've created another beautiful card. I envy your "bow-tying" abilities. Please consider doing a tutorial some day. Your bows are always lovely.
And congratulations to your daughter! How exciting!

Regina said...

You put your excitement into words so well. I could feel it here in Ca. I am so happy for you and Cortney and your family. Love the card too!

Melissa said...

Your card is gorgeous. So excited that your beautiful daughter has this opportunity. this news is so happy!

Barbara Schram said...

What wonderful news, and proud you should be...of your beautiful daughter and of yourself as a wonderful Momma! So excited for you...keep us posted!

JennyKozar said...

That is fantastic news! So happy for you all.

Stephanie said...

Congrats to Courtney and you. God blessed her with the perfect mom for her.
Beautiful card too.

Becky said...

This is beautiful.

Betty Sue said...

Life is good!! Congratulations to you and Courtney!!

Rea' said...

So excited for you and Cortney!
Love your project too! You put me to shame... I'm still trying to get things done. Been looking at all CHA previews ( didn't get to go this year)... so exciting.
Gotta get my butt in gear have severasl UFO's on my craft table!

cdm317 said...

That is wonderful news! Your daughter is beautiful and the world should know it! Congrats to you and Cortney! I bet you are bursting with pride!

Leslie Miller said...

I had to come over to read the news about Cortney. How exciting! She's such a beautiful little girl. I hope we'll get to see pictures. Love the card, too! Pretty little posies, there!

~Tammy~ said...

So amazing Michele!!! It brings tears to my eyes to read your post and so happy that people are working towards such a wonderful thing and changing the face of beauty! My heart is busting for you and Court!