Monday, May 14, 2007

Surprise

What surprised you this last week, that's Emily's prompt for week 19 of the Art Journal challenge! Well, I had to think about that one, and maybe it's a kind of different surprise, but..... as the journaling on the back reads, actually my daughter Marloes was the reason I was surprised.......


The journaling says;
It may be a strange kind of surprise, but I was surprised when I saw this picture of my daughter made last Saturday. All of a sudden she looks like a young woman, 16 years old she turned, and I can remember the day she was born as if it was yesterday. So tiny, 5 weeks early, had to be put in an incubator. And now, my little girl is growing up to be a beautiful girl who’s got her whole life ahead of her! Love her lots and lots.

For some reason I have to add flowers on every card, but I like it, so, who cares! I also painted a tiny clothes pin I bought in a bag at the Dollarama, love that store so much! That's why the scan is a little blurry, the pin is kind of thick!

Love to see all the other cards, so that's my thing for after supper:-)

25 comments:

em falconbridge said...

oh, what a cool spin on the theme! love it!

Tammy said...

i LOVE YOUR CARD!! I don't know what I will do for mine... sheesh, I haven't had a surprise in awhile.. not since I got pregnant with Hannah!! LOL

Lis said...

What a beautiful card and photo, they really do grow up so fast dont they.

Kristen said...

it's funny. My mom had that same reaction to ME last week - and I'm almost 30!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card. I totally understand how you feel about your daughter...mine is 11 years old and I have the same reaction to her every single day.

Patty S said...

GREAT card! and yes they do grow up too fast! :-)

mia_mi said...

Nice card!

Je@net said...

Wat een gave card sis!!
Ja, leuk om te zien hè, je kijkt even de andere kant op en ineens zijn ze groot...zucht...

Anonymous said...

Wat een mooie kaart!! Mireille_A

Fleur said...

Ik lees je blog nog elke dag! Kom er alleen niet toe om elke keer te reageren. Ik heb genoten van je blog over Marloes haar verjaardag en kan me ook helemaal voorstellen dat je ineens ziet dat ze een jonge vrouw is geworden.
Heb dat regelmatig met mijn eigen kinderen, maar ook anderen. Dat je ze ineens op een andere manier ziet en het opvalt dat het geen peutertje, kleutertje of kind meer is. Prachtig verwoord en helemaal geen vreemde benadering van het woord suprise!
(En begrijp helemaal dat je altijd bloemen 'moet' gebruiken. Heb het ook en gebruik dan ook nog het liefst elke keer vlinders of waterjuffers/libelles.....)

suebaru said...

Gorgeous card!

saffiertje said...

Great picture of marloes! 16!! Wow, they are all woman at that age! see it with the girls i work with that age!!!
Nice colors you used!!!!

valerie said...

fab card my son turned 13 last week and I would say I am equally suprised about how quick the years have gone

Deborah said...

Love your card, what a beautiful photo of your beautiful daughter :)

KP said...

Great card - unique, lovely photo & I like the clothespin!

jess said...

Your daughter is beautiful!!
Great card!
Xx Jess

Elin said...

Lovely card. Your daughter is beautiful.

jess said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!!
Make sure you let me know when you've decorated your tin!! I cant wait to see it!!
Xx Jess

Dani said...

Mooie kaart weer ! gaat hard met die kids hè , voor je het weet zijn ze groot, alleen vergeet je soms dat we zelf ook steeds ouder worden ;)

Michelle said...

What cute card! The pin is lovely, and the flower... But what I like the most is that- your card is full of love!

Paula said...

So love your card. Your daughter is beautiful & when I first saw her picture I imagined her to be 20.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I can totally relate to your surprise. My daughters were born yesterday and today they are 31 & 25!

Debbie said...

P.S. As you can see from my picture, I'm not nearly old enough to have daughters that old!

beth j said...

very pretty card! nice job!

Nat said...

love your journaling- wonderful card!