Graduation Cards

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Graduation Congratulations

I had an order for a grandson who was graduating from High School. The school colors were maroon, grey, black. I also made another one that instead of the 3 stars it has 2017 in maroon.

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites. I didn’t get to this sketch (#5) last month in Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches #396.

Digital Stamp – Congratulations Graduate by Deedee Anderson. Her shop is closed but she might have it on her website
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer. I did paper piece the tassel to get it the color I wanted.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, bazzill white, Ash, Crabapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accent/Tools: The Paper Studio stars embossing folder, Star brads

Graduation Doors

So I had a last minute order where the guy needed a graduation card for his grandson. He wanted 3 doors with signs and a male graduate on the card. This is what I came up with. Not super happy with the doors but that is all I could come up with quickly. He liked it so I guess it worked.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – masculine

Digital Image: Graduation Silhouettes from Deer Custom Designs (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, silver brads, xyron X


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I needed a card for a friend who graduated college while working full time and raising a family. Very proud of him! So I used the sketch from the card challenge and made this whole card out of scraps!! Now that I’m looking at it I should of tilted the the top circle on the bottom so it would look like the hat was falling…oh well will do if I make another card! I got to use a brand new embossing template that I got a couple months ago when they were on sale at JoAnns.

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Challenge – original sketch can be found here:

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: TPC Studio (Valedictorian), The Paper Company Studio (Grad Plaid), Reminisce (The Graduate)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 3/4 circle punch, Reminisce enamel dots, Darice Embossing Folder (graduation cap), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, white brads

Two sketches and only 5 days left

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You ever have those cards or challenges you are determined to do but man do they make you work for it!! Well that is what happened when I decided to make the 2 sketches offered at Feeling Sketchy for their Month Long National Scrapbook Day Challenge. I knew these sketches would get me out of my comfort zone and I wanted a little challenge!! Be careful what you ask for!! I thought I would have a hard time with the circles but that one came together in no time. Now the other sketch gave me a run for my money!! After several tries I finally came up with something I liked!


Sunflower bear


1) May Card Challenge @ – Theme – Thinking of you

2) A Gem of a Challenge #145 – Flowers

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 2

Congratulations Bailey


1) May Card Challenge @ – Product – Use brads

If you are inspired by the sketches come play with me for a chance to win a #25.00 gift card to Deedee’s Digis.


Thinking of you
Digital Image: Fall Teddies @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop punch, cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Congratulations Bailey

Digital Image: Congratulations Graduate @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, pop dots, xyron X, EK Success 1 1/2 circle punch


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Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Path of Positivity Challenge which is a new challenge for me. It is a different type of challenge as they give you a word and then you create a project that shows/tells what that means. You really need to check out the blog and read how and why the challenge blog works. This month the theme is Perseverance.

Inspire Graduation

Last week a friend of mine contacted me and asked me to make her daughter’s college graduation card for her. I said yes not only because she is my friend but because her daughter graduated. About a year ago my friend’s daughter was thinking about quitting school because she had a full time job during the summer and liked having that income. Also because she had moved to an apartment during the summer and liked the freedom. She was being influenced by the world and world views and was losing focus of the big picture. The good thing is that God never looses focus and he MAKES the big picture so my friend and I prayed for her daughter. Her daughter persevered and is graduating this Sunday. I know momma is proud of her. My friend sent me this quote and asked that it be on the card. She said her daughters favorite colors were purple and yellow so this is what I came up with. I made that word art based on the one she gave me and just made it two different shades of purple. I used a sketch from blueprints 14 at My Favorite Things.


1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #2 was a group of four from blueprints 14 at My Favorite Things.

2) Path of Positivity Challenge #26 – Perseverance


Digital Image: Congratulations Graduate @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Fiskars border punch, EK Success border punch

You did it

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My neighbor/friend’s daughter is graduating college on Saturday. I helped my friend make the banner that will hang in their house for the get together. These are the colors we used (except the blue was a little bit brighter..I grabbed the lighter shade and didn’t realize it!) so I decided to make the card out of the same colors.

You Did It

1) May Card Sketch @ – Sketch #2 -the original sketch was Sketch Saturday #216

Image – SVG File – FREE Graduation Cap @ Bea Original
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Tropical, Intense Kiwi, Black)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Making Memories tiny alphabet, Embossing folder, black stickles, pop dots

Graduation Cards

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One of the guys at church put in an order for two female graduation cards. This is what I came up with.

graduation 2013

Way to Go-Graduation

I found graduation stickers at Wal-Mart for .97 cents!! I was excited since I knew I would be using a lot with 12 graduations at church. Which I will be working on later this week!

But these two were based off the sketch at Fetch A Sketch Challenge #50.


Cardstock: Bazzill (raven, bazzill white)

Accents/Tools: stickers, pop dots, corner rounder

Challenge #4 – Use the sketch as inspiration!


Here is our last Challenge at Clearly iStamp for the night in honor of National Scrapbook Day!! BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE CHALLENGE #1 YOU STILL HAVE TIME. It doesn’t end till Sunday at noon. So grab a free or dollar stamp and come play. You could win $10.00 in free digital stamps!!

Challenge #4 – Use the sketch provide as inspiration!


Sketch comes from Sept 2011 Card Maps on

Graduation Cap

I have the best husband EVER!! I have several graduation cards to make for church and I love graduation stamps BUT the problem lies in that I’m not good coloring with black (well most colors but for sure black!). So I batted my eyelashes and asked my husband who is VERY GOOD with photoshop if he could color the cap in for me. He asked how I wanted it and I told him and showed him a picture of the wonderful cards the ladies had made for samples with this image. He colored this cap in to look like it was water colored!!! Is that not AWESOME or what!!! I’m truly spoiled….don’t tell him though….it will be our secret!! I got the design for the card from the sketch above so all I had to do was pick out papers! Got to love that!

It has been a long day for me so I think I’m going to go crash on my pillow.


Stamps/Images: ConGRADulations Graduate Digital Images
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper:
Inks: Image colored in Photoshop
Accents/Tools: floss, Cricut, Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge
Sketch: Sept 2011 Card Map from

Graduation – Go confidently…

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Inside on left:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I made two of these cards for the Card Ministry at my church. We have some graduates that will be acknowledged at church tomorrow so they will each get a card and gift card to the local Christian Book Store.

I used Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #99 for my inspiration.


1) 2 Sisters Challenge #126 – Celebration

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #181 – Celebration


Stickers: Reminisce (The Graduate)

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, raven)

Patterned Paper: TPC Studion (Grad Plaid, Valedictorian)

Accents/Tools: EK Success circle and scallop punch, Fiskars scallop punch,

Digital Stamp Day at Clear Dollar Stamps!


Yep, it is the 15th of the month so it is time to release some really cute images that I’m sure you will love as much as I do!

For my first card I used Tulip Wreath Digital Image

As soon as I saw the stamp my head started swarming with all the different card ideals I could do with this. I actually have another one I would like to try soon if I could ever find the time. This card was inspired by Laura Bassen at CASE Study Challenge….. check out her amazing inspirational piece that was the focus of Challenge #80. This was also HEAVILY inspired by my friend Stephanie!! I’m so glad God brought us together. She challenges me and inspires me ALL the time and she still isn’t tired of me yet!! Thanks Stephanie!!

You can’t tell but the flowers are pop dotted off the white cardstock to give them more dimension in real life!

My second card I used Friend in Need Digital Image

I decided to make this a Congratulations type of card. The inside sentiment is “Follow Your Dreams (they know the way)” which I got from Ginger’s House (Jan 6, 2012 post) I love her word art and she also cracks me up with her funny stories! She has the gift of writing that is for sure. Check it out….and if you want a funny store read the March 12, 2012 entry but I must warn you it WILL CAUSE YOU TO LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

I was struggling with a design for the card. So I went to Splitcoast Stampers and found the perfect inspiration at  bmbfield gallery  Check it out super cute card! Thanks for the inspiration.

There is a TON of CUTE releases so check them out at Clear Dollar Stamps!


Tulip Wreath Digital Stamp

Stamps/Images: Tulip Wreath @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill
Inks/Markers: Tombow (Red 905, Pink 725, Turquoise 443, Green 126, Purple 665)
Accent/Tools: ribbon punch, pop dots

Friend in Need Digital Stamp

Stamps/Images: Friend in Need Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored Digital stamp
Accents/Tools: star punch, EK corner punch, Cricut, Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge, pop dots
Inspiration: bmbfield gallery on Splitcoast stampers
Inside: Follow Your Dreams (they know the way)

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