Monday, June 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #76

Hello friends!  I am back after a bit of a hiatus.  I took a month off to sit back and enjoy all the fun events leading up to my son's graduation on June 5th!  We had a ton of awards dinners, friends' graduation parties and end of year school stuff to attend and I wanted to just be able to snap pictures and enjoy this time with my son since it was such a monumental occasion!  If you are interested in seeing some of the pictures from his graduation you can see them HERE.  This is our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap and I just love this fun card sketch by Heather! I LOVE flowers! Here is Heather's sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Inc.; stickers:
Pebbles, Inc.; stamps: Stampin' Up; Ink: Staz On
I love the bright colors of this card!  These papers are ones I had been hoarding for years, they are so old it was before they made double sided papers!!!  It felt good to dig deep into my stash for this card.  I was able to make 4 of the exact same cards from these papers but since I only had one sheet of stickers the others used punched out flowers from coordinating cardstock instead of the flower stickers!  I can see my self using this fun sketch over and over and changing up the design a bit each time.  I think using stars would make it a great guy card!  I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see all the inspiring cards made by our DT!!  You still have time to play along with us as well!  Link up any of your cards or layouts using our sketches by June 30th for a chance to win our prize this month!  More details can be found HERE on our blog!!!!  Happy creating! 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Proud Mama Moment!

It feels good to be back on my poor neglected blog!  I took a month off to celebrate and plan my son's graduation on June 5th.  It was a month full of awards ceremonies, galas, end of year concerts, banquets, friends' graduation parties and family celebrations that all culminated with THE big event- graduating from high school!  Here are some pictures of the event itself:

Here is the cake I had custom made for his graduation party:


I can't believe my baby is getting ready to fly the coop!  He will be off to college this fall to study engineering.  Seems like just yesterday I was wiping away a few tears as I left him at kindergarten!  Boy did this day feel like a million years away at that time!  Best wishes and good luck with your future endeavors to all of those from the Class of 2016!!!  I will leave you with the quote that was on my son's graduation party invitations:
Have faith in every step you take
Nobody else's footsteps lead exactly where you are going
Just keep marching on.