Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shine


I sat in the auditorium with a hundred plus other senior designers. My accomplishments, my rejections, my friendships and my journey vividly flashed through my mind before the dean called my name and I walked up to get my bachelor's degree. I wasn't sure what the future held for all of us, for me. But I did know that it was my day to shine.

Long time, no see. I've been enjoying some time with my mom who came to visit. This card's design was inspired by Sketchy Thursdays latest scrapbook layout challenge. I also wanted to create an unconventional graduation themed card instead of the cap and gown in celebration of the graduate (SRM Celebrate Life Challenge). The sentiment pulls the design, complimentary colors and theme together.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) DSP (Wonder Years by Daisy D's) Stamp: You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity Designs) Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black (Stampin Up) Accents: Sticker Sentiment (SRM) Stickes (Ranger) Gems (unknown) Floss (DMC) Tools: Corner Round Punch (Stampin Up) White Gel Pen (Signo) Yellow Journaling Pen (Creative Memories)

22 comments:

  1. wow wow wow. When this card popped up in my Google reader I actually inhaled in sheer delight. And then I saw it was your wonderful creation! I'm just loving your stuff Karen!!

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  2. What a beautiful card! I like small bright clouds and the sunshine!

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  3. i LOVE this! love the curve sticks out the top and the bright colors that fits the theme so well! fabulous card!

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  4. Great card! Glad you are spending some time with your momma! When I was waiting to receive my bachelor of architecture degree, I was sitting there thinking with panic (What do I do now?) Scary feeling for me! :)

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  5. Love This!!! Love the sun rays!
    And I agree, it's a great alternative to the more typical graduation cards. So creative! :)

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  6. WoWzA, this is stunning, Karen! LOVE the color combination ... my favorite! ... and those great l'il clouds!

    The. Perfect. Graduation Day. Card!

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  7. Such a striking card Karen...I love it!!! Love the colors...the clouds...everything!

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  8. Gorgeous Karen! Absolutely striking!!

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  9. This is so wonderful! I love the colours and the texture of your clouds. Very neat! How did you do it? I like the black accents and the stamped rays. The paper piercing is a nice detail too. So many details that come together so nice.

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  10. Congrats on your degree. This is a fab project. :)

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  11. What a great card! It is so bright and optimistic.

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  12. I felt that I'm looking at an art work..such a fantstic design and so....uplifting! This is the kind of cards that we all love to see! Simply fabulous!!!!!!

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  13. Love your work, Karen! You never fail to amaze me with your incredible designs!!! And, what a perfect sentiment for a graduation card!!!

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  14. Sorry I have missed so much! Love all of your cards! I loved reading little tidbits about you and I loved the Smurfs too (and the card you made)!! Awesome stuff girl!

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  15. This may be the coolest graduation card ever! I love the untraditional approach- beautiful, and so very YOU! :)

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  16. CONGRATS on your accomplishment!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING those clouds!!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  17. Congratulations on your degree! What an exciting and rewarding time for you. I love your card and the clouds look amazing!

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  18. Love this! And your design is so appropriate! I'd take this over a cap and gown card any day! :)

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  19. So pretty!! I LOVE this. I think this is my fav cause of the rich orange and blue. MY FAV combination colors. Gorgeous. :)

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  20. Gorgeous! Great clouds! :-)

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