Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This post was originally scheduled for May 8, but apparently I hit Save Now instead of Publish.  I just found it along with a couple of others in my "Drafts", so I am publishing them now.  Sorry! 

Today was my hubby's graduation from Old Dominion University.  It has been a long time coming!  Michael originally began college 30 years ago, but then went into the Navy.  He took a few classes here or there when on shore duty over the next 20 years, but wasn't able to begin in earnest until he retired 10 years ago.  Since then he has been taking two classes a semester along with working full time and plenty of work travel.  It has been a long haul, but the day was finally here!  I am so proud of him!  He was so happy he actually did a little dance down the stairs from the stage!  Here is a picture of him replicating his dance for the camera - and yes, that is exactly how he did it - hilarious!

His was thrilled that his parents were able to make it down for his graduation.  Here is a picture of them with Michael...

This is the graduation card I made for him.  It was inspired by the Go,Graduate sample in the Summer Mini.  Between the front and inside, I managed to use every stamp, but one.  The "time to get a job" doesn't apply for him!  :o)  I also used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder from the Summer Mini as well.   For the banner, I curled the paper with a pencil and then adhered some spots right to the card front and raised other spots with a double layer of stampin' dimensionals to give the "unfurling" or waving look.  The pennant is rolled on half of a toothpick that was dyed with Classic Reinker.  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets – Go, Graduate (W #118519 $19.95  C #120054 $14.95)
  • Card stock – Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Sun
  • Ink – Basic Black, Real Red, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Soft Suede, Blush Blossom, Not Quite Navy, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie Classic, Summer Sun Reinker
  • Ribbon – Basic Black 5/8" Grosgrain (#115605), Black Gingham (#104832), Linen Thread (#104199)
  • PunchesScallop Circle (#109043, $15.95), 1⅜” Circle (#104401, $15.95), 1 1/4" Circle (#104403, $15.95)
  • Accessories – Mini Library Clips (#109857, $12.95), Stampin' Dimensionals, Toothpick
  • Tools – Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976, $7.95), Paper piercer & mat, Aquapainter

1 comment:

  1. Love your graduation card! The pennant and diploma add the perfect touch!

    Congratulations to your husband!He should be very proud of himself!


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