So, 16 days should be sufficient enough time to wait before posting to my blog again, don’t you think? If you’re still around and reading this, you are definitely a loyal friend and true! 😉
There has not been much card making around here. We have been busily occupied, catching up on homeschool lessons, going on field trips and museum stops, making a few road trips to visit grandparents, struggling with a Mama’s painful body, and observing the local animal life in our yard (among other life events and activities!).
Isn’t that creature a beauty?!! Oh my word! Hubby walked into the garage with that resting on his arm, and the children took turns ‘hosting’ subsequent rests for it on their own arms. This photo is of it perched on our son’s arm.
And I love this photo of my Hubby’s hands with their hands, helping them to enjoy one of God’s great and wonderful creations in life. Doesn’t get much better than that. 😉 Life is such an amazing journey!
Out of necessity, really, I did get creative yesterday; while Hubby was out for a golf tournament, and while the children watched a little TV to celebrate the weekend. Hubby is one of the leaders for our Church’s youth group (consisting of 12- to 18-year-old young men), and there are 4 of the boys who graduated from high school a few weeks ago in May. He also has a niece and a nephew who graduated this year as well, and he wanted to give each of them all a card with a small cash gift to help send them out into their life’s adventures after high school. So I whipped up 5 cards that all look exactly like this:
The 5 cards are for all the boys, so I tried to give them a more masculine feel in simplicity and style. The card I posted about last is for his niece, since it has a bit more of a feminine feel to it.
I thought my new-to-me-and-recently-received Library Ledger Paper Pack would be perfect for a graduation card, and I used Blueberry Sky and Spring Rain cardstocks since they are close to the high school colors and seemed to match the DP. I also used my new Super Stars stamp set, Seeing Stars die set, and a new sentiment from my Congrats All Ways stamp set. So great to use new/neglected supplies, as usual!!
Hope you all are doing well, and seriously, if you are here reading this,…
Thank you – I’m glad you’re here. 😉
Stamps: Congrats All Ways, Super Stars (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain, Vintage Cream; Library Ledger DP (PTI)
Inks: Dark Chocolate, Blueberry Sky (PTI); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: Rhinestone (Kaisercraft)
Tools: Seeing Stars Dies (PTI)