Sunday, April 29, 2012

Clean, almost simple

I've been out of town again, another Special Ed. conference, this one in Billings, MT.  The conference was good, the food was great, the best part was spending time with family again.  My husband and his siblings (9 of them) are wonderful about spending time again, and we've become very good friends as well as family.  Doesn't that make us some of the luckiest people?  The real highlight of the conference for me, however, was the presentation of a "Yes I Can!" award to one of my students who is about to graduate.  This award is given to students who have accomplished many things in spite of having disabilities.  It was very exciting to watch her accept the award as a young woman ready to go out into the world. 

As much fun as it was, I'm hopeful that I can stay home from now until the end of school, which is May 25.  That would really be nice.  I've started my graduation cards, but am way behind on my cards for the CDAC challenge.  Here is my first card (I hate to admit that), for the challenge which ends tomorrow.  I have another started and would have finished it tonight except for more family dropping in on us.  No complaint, but there are only so many hours in the day.

This gorgeous image is from Wax Fruit Company and is printed on a digital paper background called Whisper.  The brown/gold mat is from a DCWV mat stack called "Once Upon a Time," which I've had for a long time.  I've been hoarding the paper - I love the touches of glitter on every page.  I started out to color the flower with my colored pencils, and probably will do so still, but the idea of letting the lines tell the story just took over.  The flower is so lovely that it really doesn't need anything else.  This card was a congratulations for the daughter of a friend who, after 9 years, just graduated from medical school.  How exciting for our small town to celebrate such a wonderful occasion. 

Hope to be back tomorrow with my next project.  And hope you are all enjoying lovely spring weather.