Here are a couple of more cards from my weekend retreat! The first is a quick and easy Thinking of you card and the second would be a great Thanksgiving card. The first card is made with Papillon Potpourri stamp set. What a great thinking of you card! This card was designed by my friend Dawn Burke. She used the square lattice embossing folder to add a little dimension to the gumball green background. This next card was designed by me. I used the Truly Grateful stamp set with the woodgrain embossing folder. I used soft suede ink with a sponge to add a little color to the wood grain background. the second layer is stamped with pool party and the background stamp that is part of the Truly Grateful stamp set. Next is a piece of Sweater Weather designer paper cut using the labels frame lit die. This piece and the pool party background piece are sponged along the edge with soft suede ink for a little dimension. I stamped the Wheat with cajun craze and tied a piece of linen thread around the wheat. I then stamped the piece of wood and the chestnut with soft suede ink and cut those out. The banner is stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge set and sponged with the soft suede ink. Gorgeous grunge is a great set to create backgrounds. The last post will be tomorrow with the last couple of cards! Want to participate in our spring retreat?? Join my team!! We do a Girls weekend twice a year to the cape and have a great time!! We all learn something new – even us old dogs that have been stamping for 12 years!!
This week’s challenge on the Late Night Stamper Group is Celebrate! Spring is a time for celebrations and I have two reasons to celebrate. Both of my kids are graduating in the next two weeks. So I am a very proud Mother!! My son John, is graduating from Clarkson University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering on May 11th. What a great Mother’s Day present. My lovely daughter is graduating from the Academy of Notre Dame (High school) on Sunday May 19th. So as you can imagine we are celebrating!! I put together a Graduation announcement/party invite using My Digital Studio. I love this program! I downloaded the Embark Graduate MDS Ensemble and used the template for a card that was included in the program. Then of course I had to customize it to represent the two schools that my kids attend. Clarkson’s colors are dark green and gold. Notre Dame is Navy and Gold. I then added the logo for each of their schools. The feet are from the “Go Graduate” stamp set. I have to say that I am really happy with the way this card came out! So what is next for me and my family? I will have an empty nest in the fall. My daughter will be attending Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT to study Pre-med/Pharmacy. My son will be starting a job with Dresser-Rand. As he said – “this college thing pays off”! Thanks for looking!