Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kid's Card Swap hosted by Saturated Canary

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well. Last month I discovered a new blog (well for me it's a new blog) http://saturatedcanary.blogspot.com/ by Krista Smith. I really love her work! So one day Krista put up a challenge sort of like a pen pal for the kids by making cards and and it had to have one of her images. So before I signed up I asked Jade is she wanted to make a card for another little boy or little girl; of course I made the decision about being able to send the card somewhere other than USA if need be.

A few days later I received an e-mail with a name of little girl from England, her name is Emily. Jade got excited and said she wanted to make her a Valentine's Day card. So I pulled some of my markers (that's what she wanted to color with), some Stikles, a little bit color pencils, rubber stamps, embossing powder, Spellbinders and of course a digi image from the Saturated Canary. During the works and after it was a huge mess in my little crafty space, "She gets it from her mama..." LOL (only some might get that one- rap songs).

                       Here she is using some makers. She's so concentrated on her coloring even has her tongue out
                             She said she wanted to color her hair is Yellow I told her its called Blonde.

                             Of course she can't make a card without glitter somewhere
             She wanted a window card but needed help gluing 

She also couldn't wait to use my ATG gun and likes to roll the crank on the cuddle bug because she wanted to use the the die with the hearts for Valentine's Day.  She also wanted to emboss but I didn't want her to use the heat gun- she probably would've burned a hole on the paper but she used her own heart stamp which I borrow sometimes heehee. 

Here she is again with her complete card but for 
some reason she wanted to change her pajamas (she does this a lot)
and got the munchies so grabbed herself a banana for the picture.

I forgot to take a picture but Jade added some Hello Kitty stickers 
(she's a sticker fanatic.) I also ran a pink envelope
through the printer and added the same digi 
stamp to the front just small scale.

When we went to the post office she wanted to hand it to the attendant herself so it can get weighed and get proper postage. Once the letter was sent off she kept talking about Emily and kept asking she wanted to visit, "Mom can we go to Emily's house today?" I too had to show her a map... google maps lol. I also had to show her where other family members live to compare how far Emily really is since we're in California USA and she's in England UK. I tried to tell her a few things that are different from our countries even the way we speak. I tried to show her some youtube videos on how people in England speak English but for some reason I mostly found Americans trying to speak like the English LOL. There was a little trouble with Jade getting her card but in the end it was my mistake :/ [sighs] When Jade got it she was so happy she wanted to call her granny and tell her she got Royal Mail like the princesses from Disney. She she also received stickers (that made her day too.)

"I got Royal Mail like the Disney princesses," she said.

Here's Emily's card to Jade. She got the stickers and tucked them in her overall's front pocket.

This whole experience was such a delight; getting to know another crafty mom (Sarah)in another way than just commenting on blogs and getting the kiddos involved in our hobby and making a new friend.

Thank you Krista for the opportunity. And thanks everyone for visiting.

Katya Bess

When Sarah, Emily's mom first e-mailed me and maybe another e-mail or two she said don't be surprised to see that emily likes to color people with odd skin colors and hair colors lol... another thing about geography... we live very close to Berkeley and San Francisco, CA so we see a lot of people with lots of weird colors on their hair and lots of colors on their skin (a.k.a. tattoos/body art.) I think if Emily saw my type of neighbors she would have a field of colors to play with. Here is a picture I took of Jade- I paint her face for fun. Sarah, Jade said, "Please tell Emily blue faces are all right with me."


  1. Beautiful pictures of your family - your daughter did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

  2. beautiful cards your daughter is as clever as her mum sue xxxx

  3. Hi Katya, such a gorgeous girlie you have! She sounds sooo similar to Emily as well - Emily loves turning the handle on mummy's 'green machine' and cutting out shapes.

    I showed Emily your blog and the pictures, her face really was a happy picture when she saw Jade holding the card that Jade had made for her. She was so pleased to see the little girl that lives so far away! Made me show her the pictures 2 or 3 times!

    I'm sure it won't be long before Jade gets another card from Emily!

    Best wishes, to you and all your family.

    Sarah (and Emily)

  4. Me again! What a wonderful picture of Jade, I showed Emily this morning before she went to school (it's 10.30am here now) and she said to say to Jade that Jade's face paint makes her look like a mermaid and it's beautiful.

    I think mummy did a wonderful job with the paint - it is just stunning!!



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