Sunday, July 1, 2012

Derek


When I first met Derek-my husband's nephew- he was a shy five year old boy, about the same age as my youngest now. He was fascinated that I could draw people and animals, and I was fascinated with his never ending curiosity. I watched him from the back standing tall and proud walk down the aisle after his father holding the rings for our wedding and a few weeks back, I watched him walk down the graduation aisle, standing about four more feet taller and so much more full of pride as he was about to receive his high school diploma. Congratulations Derek!


There's a new sketch up over at The Craft's Meow Blog today and the playing time is open all month long! My card today features the graduate's school colors three, yes, three! of The Craft's Meow stamp sets: Retro Foundations, Grads & Dads and Typically Teen!

I hope this month's sketch inspires you and that you have a chance to play along. Details and more inspiration can be found on The Craft's Meow Blog !

31 comments:

  1. Wonderful and fabulous card Karen... Hugs...xoxo

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  2. So good! I have to say, Retro Foundations is on my "need" list :>) Love it!!! Especially the stamp you used on today's card. Fab my friend!!!

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  3. Wonderful graduation card Karen! I love the colors and the background stamp you used behind the notebook image.

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  4. awesome...love this new sketch and your card is perfect...i love how you added yeah in color...looks great...

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  5. Love the bold blue card stock, and the notebook die is perfect. Congrats to the grad.

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  6. WTG combining 3 sets! Such a perfect dude grad card!

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  7. What a special card for your nephew, Karen! Love the way you interpreted the sketch! :)

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  8. Oh this is glorious. I love that notebook die cut and it highlights your FABULOUS stamps so well! Congrats to Derek!

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  9. What a a wonderful post for your nephew Karen! Time sure flies doesn't it. This card is perfect for the occasion and perfect for a young man...love it!

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  10. great masculine card.
    My little boy's name is also Derek :)

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  11. What a fab & masculine grad card!! Congrats to Derek!

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  12. Awesome take on the sketch, Karen! Such a fab teen card - love it! Congrats to Derek too! :)
    Hugs!
    x

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  13. I love the combination of stamps Karen - fab grad card :)

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  14. What proud moment for the family1! congrats!!

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  15. love the color scheme and how you blended the stamp sets so beautifully!

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  16. they do grow up fast!!!
    this is an awesome card and i love the way you stamped the background :)

    *still need to shop at TCM!!! keep forgetting, i know me bad!! lol

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  17. I love your approach to the sketch! Time flies and they grow up quick!

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  18. That's a fab card, Karen! I love the color combo and the design! Great work!

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  19. Love your grad card! Sweet story about how you met your nephew.

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  20. I can tell how much pride went into creating your card Karen, love how you've used the sketch...the note page is awesome :0)
    Jenny x

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  21. I just love the colors you used on this great grad card. And that arrow pointing the way to the future? Just perfect!

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  22. This is perfect Karen! Great mix of masculine, fun and congrats...great school colors :)

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  23. What a great graduation card! I love that background.

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  24. What a wonderful graduation card and I sure love those sets! Great take on the sketch this month!

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  25. Big congrats to Derek! Such a great card for a teen guy - classy and cool!

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  26. What a cool card Karen!
    Thank YOu!

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  27. Fab masculine design, perfect colours and I just love that bg!

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  28. super cool card for a graduating boy. love love it, Karen!

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