Thursday, June 11, 2009


My baby is graduating from Elementary School!! How is that possible??!! This is the card I made him last night. I am using the sketch from my ever challenging MIDNIGHT MADNESS SKETCH CHALLENGE!! The, oh so adorable image, is from Whipper Snapper Designs and is called "CHICK WITH BRAINS" I just love it!! Its hard to see in the photograph but I added Diamond Glaze to his glasses and the little embellishments across the top and bottom of the card. The top spells out PAT - short for Patrick and the bottom of course is the year.

When Patty opens his card he is going to get a surprise. There is a bookmark inside for him to use all summer and remind him of his graduation and to focus on the goals ahead. Thankfully all 3 boys are avid readers; so I know this bookmark will get lots of use this summer.

This is the inside without the bookmark. I stamped the image again inside and added the sentiment - also from Whipper Snapper Designs.

Finally here is a close up shot of the bookmark. The sentiment is actually on vellum though it's difficult to see that here. I made the tassel with embroidery floss and realized while making it that my finger dexterity is getting terrible!!! Age is not my friend. Well, it is my hope you enjoyed looking at this card. I plan on making another one today for my best friends son who is heading from Junior to Senior High!! I almost FORGOT!! ***HORROR*** And finally, I am going to make one for my God Daughter who is heading from Kindergarten to Grade 1!!! Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. How darn cute are you with this card...i love how you used the sketch to place your adorable elements. Keep on giving those wonderful cards way..I know they are much appreciated and cherished Thanks for playing with us again :)

  2. It's that time of year again, I needed to make some too. What wonderful colors and a cute wise little Owl. Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch and I hope to will join us again.

    Jan,. MMDT member

  3. Aw, your baby is going to love this! That owl is so cute! Time sure does fly by, doesn't it. They are babies one day, and then you blink and they are graduating kindergarten. The older they get, the faster the time goes. Enjoy them now!

    I am having an awesome blog candy giveaway this month. Stop by for your chance to win!

    Carolyn, MMDT member

  4. I can always count on you to make a cute funny card! Keep playing with us! ~Jeni

  5. What a CUTE image you used!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Hope to see you next week!

    MMDT Member

  6. What a cute graduation card!! Love that image and the colors are so cheerful!! Love your take on this week's challenge!!

  7. Oh My Gosh this is so cute!!!

    Congratulations Patty!!! Hope you have a great Summer!