Friday, February 20, 2009

Proud Mama

Cub broke into her brand new enormous set of glitter pens this morning and finished
up her ATC's. They were still drying when I took these photos. This proud mama
couldn't wait to share them. I think she did such a great job. I tried to do as little
"art directing" as possible. We used some old playing cards for the base because
they are already the perfect size. No cutting or fussing was necessary. She decided
which wrapping paper to use for each background and then composed the rest of the card on her own.

She wanted to keep this card below for sentimental reasons. She thought the
girl in this image looked just like my friend Jenn, who she adores.
I think she was right.

Here she used some wrapping paper I still remember from my 7th birthday.
Okay, I helped cut out that yellow tissue paper balloon!

I love how she placed that angel right next to the baby. I heard her say, "There Baby, now you have a doll," while she was gluing it down.
I feel like there is some mystical quality here. That little angel is the baby's
spirit guide or something like that.

We haven't titled any of these yet. I do know that one of them will be sent as far away as Australia, where one member of our group lives. We can't wait to send out the cards to the kids...and then the best part, we will be receiving one from each member (5) of our group!
I have to hand it to Blair and Erin who organized this swap.
Apparently, 900 kids signed-up to participate!
That alone makes me cry.
I'm so happy Cub had this opportunity.
Thank-you, good ladies.


Linda Crispell said...

I am sure it is going to be so hard to part with any of those extraordinary cards.

J for Jendetta said...

wow these are so great!!! what a little artist!! My favorite is the butterfly! I may need to do a swap with "Cub"!! Want to make a teepee village with? What are you Saturday plans??? send a text! lots of love and admiration--let her know i LOVE her cards if I don't see her soon! xoxo

Second Star to the Right... said...

You go Miss Josette! well you should be very proud! What an excelent job. I was so touch just reading and looking. What a wonderful project too. maybe next time I can get Gi involved.
As always very very inspiring!!

Jojo said...

Cub created some beautiful cards!

Susan Sager Brown said...

Cub did her "best work" teehee! Love them, they are so sparkly and sweet. As is the childhood you are creating for your daughter! good work. Did you actually save that wrapping paper all these years, man, I thought I was bad....teehee.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

The swap sounds like so much fun!! Tell Cub that her work is amazing and she should be soo soo super proud!!

J for Jendetta said...

I didn'T read about the me card!!! Oh my I am so honored and amazed!! What a lucky me!!

Earth Mama said...

Hello. This is Bella and her Mommy, Lisa. We say thank you for our wonderful trading card we recieved in the mail today. We just mailed ours out today, so you should be getting it this week. Here is our blog:

Let us know what you think when you get your card. We are loving this swap! It is so exciting!

:)Bella and Lisa