Sunday, August 16, 2009

Graduation Card




I made a couple of these graduation cards for my friend Debbie at work, who had two of her cousins that were graduating. I used white cardstock and the paper background came from Hobby Lobby. I used my Lables Four from Spellbinders Dies and the Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots Folder. The graduation cap charm came from Hobby Lobby. The sheer black ribbon from Flourishes and the gem from my stash (which means I do not know where I got it). The sentiment was computer generated. The smallest Labels Four is done on sparkly paper. Click to see.

Yesterday was a really fun day for me. My sister and I went grocery shopping together, which we do every weekend. Then we went to Lowe's and she bought a door knob and I bought another embellishment tool box. Actually, I think it is really for nails, screws, etc. There are nine drawers and they are the perfect size to hold all of my Flower Soft jars, Embossing Powders and rubber stamps. I get so excited when I come across another way of organizing my "stuff." I have a feeling that most of us in this craft love to organize. When my studio gets really a mess after not having time to clean, that is the one room I really love cleaning, cause I am also organizing. I dunno, could be OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)...LOL...I have been told that it runs in my family.

Then my sister and I spent at least 2 hours in Books-A-Million. I could live in that book store and so could she. After that, we went out to eat a scrumptious meal. We always have such a great time together. I am blessed to have her in my life. (If you see this Annie, you owe me for putting you up on a cloud!)

















Here is a wish that you all have a great week ahead! Thank you for stopping by!


18 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Velta this is so classy!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! So classical and elegant! Love the embossing and Nestabilities choice!
Glad you had s fun time shopping!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Velta.. that is just beautiful.. wondering how you put the computer sentiment on the card? Did you just print it out and cut it to the size you wanted? (non2@sbcglobal.net ) I am so happy you and your sister had such wonderful week end... I am still so sad about my sister, I had to bury her last year the day before my birthday (aug 1) We didn't know she was sick till I took her to the hospital one night and the doctor told me she would be lucky to live 2 weeks, she live 1 week... Enjoy all the time you can with your sister, you never know... So sorry to go on and on...

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Velta, I got the directions from Pam over at: thriftyscrapbook.blogspot.com/
if you look back to last year on her blog, she has the directions, let me know if you need any help in finding it. Aren't they just adorable...
Sandy
non2@sbcglobal.net

Kerri said...

This is so beautiful, Velta! You are so lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with your sister! Glad you had fun day together : )

Leslie Miller said...

What a great card, Velta! I love the sparkly panel and the very cute charm! You're so fortunate to have a sister to spend time with like that. It sure would take the drudgery out of grocery shopping. I love cleaning my room, too. There's nothing like getting it all spiffed up and organized to make me want to sit down and stamp!

Enfys said...

This is a seriously elegant card Velta, love it
hugs
En x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME grad card!! Totally elegant!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a wonderful graduation card, Velta!! I love the elegance and wonderful texture!!

Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your sister!! ☺

Debbie Y. said...

Of course they are elegant and classical. You made them didn't you. AND YOU made them for MOI! I am so lucky to have you in my life, but how could you go to Book-A-Million without me?!?!?!?!?

Rosella said...

Velta, what a great card! Very elegant and stylish.
Sounds like you had a fantastic day!! Love your organizing ideas!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Velta, I got the calendar's at:
red-castle.com I believe it was under software about half way down the page, let me know if you have trouble finding it. non2@sbcglobal.net

Ila said...

This Graduation card is Gorgeous!!..I love the embossing..so elegant!!...Sounds like a great day shopping...and I'm with ya enjoying organizing the craft stuff....I think it's because it's stuff we love..and its alwasys great to find something you didn't remember you have..lol...Hugs, Ila

Julia Aston said...

What an elegant graduation card Velta! I love the embossing, die cuts and great little charm!

chelemom said...

WOW! this is stunning!!! IT is such a classy card!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so very beautiful and elegant. You are so talented. I love your style!

ktstamps said...

Great card. I miss you...I am up and trying to do at least 4 posts in a week. I am getting ready for school...I started volleyball today! So, tell me about you...how are you? Your blog looks awesome! kt

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Velta,so chique.

Hugs Riet.x