Thursday, May 16, 2013

conGRADulations.../PS Sparks Designer Draft challenge/PS Sparks DT Call

Hello and happy Thursday my lovelies! Boy, it took up thru half of the month of May, but we are FINALLY starting to see warm weather! It seems strange that it's 85 degrees out right now, and only two nights ago we had FROST warnings! That's just crazy! I'm just so happy since I love warm weather, and I finally was able to plant flowers in my planter boxes and pots! YAY!

So, it's getting closer to June and with that month comes graduations. Between my side and Andy's side of the family, we have 7 nephews and nieces graduating next month: one from college and the rest from high school! (Crap, I'm getting OLD! LOL!) I thought it was way past time for me to get my mojo working again and make some graduation cards. Here's the first one I've done. I'm playing along with Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge: Designer Drafts, and I'm also entering this for the Paper Smooches SPARKS DT call.

Here is the inside:

and the sketch:

I followed it pretty closely, except adding another pennant and the eagle. I made this specifically for one of my nephews. The school colors where he attends are blue and green and the school mascot is an eagle. This is no ordinary eagle: it's an eagle wearing a graduation cap! LOL! I used the circle graphic stamps from the Teen Routine set for the polka dot element. (I didn't want them too dark, so I stamped them off on some scrap paper before stamping them on the card.) And of course I had to use a notebook punch for to edge the white panel! HA!

Well, that's all for now. I have more cards to make so I'm off! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Smarty Pants, Circle of Honor, Teen Routine, Slang Gang
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Paris Dusk, Bamboo Leaves
Card Stock: DCWV - card base; scraps
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D Foam Squares; Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; EK Success notebook punch; Making Memories number stickers


  1. Awesome possum!!!! Your grads are going to love those cards!! They are "freakin' great!!"

  2. Awww, what a fabulous card, Chris! Love that you personalized it with the eagle and love your take on that sketch. The inside sentiment totally makes me smile! Uh-dorable!

  3. awesome! i love your banner numbers.

  4. OK, I got you beat with the weather this weekend! After weeks of temps in the teens, we had SNOW YESTERDAY. Mixed with rain, but still snow. On the May long weekend. That's messed up.
    The 'freaking great' makes this, well, freaking great. Almost as much as the grad eagle! Love it :)

  5. This is adorable!! Love the sentiment. Great for a teen. lol


Thanks for visiting! I appreciate your comments and look forward to reading them!

adding pinterest script 3. Changing the Position of the Pin it! button The cool thing about this code is that you have some freedom over where the Pinterest button for Blogger will go over the image. Take a look at the code that you just copied and pasted into the HTML for the word 'center'.