Thursday, June 02, 2011


June is the month of graduations and graduations in my family have tapered off these past few years, since we have a lull in members approaching that milestone.  I do have a niece who just graduated from high school last weekend, and since she lives in Texas, I wasn't able to go.  However, I still wanted to send my best wishes along with a small gift to mark her great accomplishment!  Likewise, the daughter of a good friend also graduated recently, so I had TWO graduations to acknowledge!

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In my blog surfing, (since that is what I do instead of actually stamping!) I came across the cutest graduation card with a punch art owl.  I have to apologize that I can't give proper credit to the actual creator of this card because there was no watermark on the photo I CASED.  I had to work hard to re-create the scholarly owl, and mine certainly doesn't look as good as the original, but I think it turned out pretty well anyway!

The card base is our Brushed Silver cardstock, which I haven't used in awhile, and the numbers were made using the Big Shot.  The tassel was made using frayed black satin ribbon held in place with a gray brad.  It was a fun card to make, although as mentioned I had to work hard on the owl!

I also wanted to share a photo of my blooming Columbine plant.  This comes back every year and the patch continues to grow bigger and bigger.  I love perennials!  It started blooming near my front door several years ago - I don't know where it came from - and each season it is more beautiful than the last.

NEWSFLASH!  I am expecting to receive my personal copy of the new Idea Book and Catalog TODAY! The bad news is that I will be at work....and since I have a hair appointment right after work, it will be this evening before I even get my hands on that gem! 
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I'll be okay....

I think...

1 comment:

  1. Lucky You!!!!! A new copy of all the new and wonderful SU product!!!! I am sooooo jealous, but I would not want to live in the flesh, so I repent and please forgive my jealous spirit! ;-) the card!!!!!