Monday, May 25, 2015

Graduation Day!

Today is the day my great-nephew graduates from high school.  He's been living with us since December, so I'm much more involved than you might have expected.  Our house is pretty much full of relatives already, with lot more on the way, a mini-reunion of sorts.  This is a family that loves an excuse to get together!

It is much harder to make a card for a special guy than for a girl, but I finally found a way to get it done.  He's quite a basketball player, so this is what I came up with.

I grabbed files from a variety of places, including Miss Kate Cuttables, PPPR, and the internet, and the background paper from Create with TLC.  We are so lucky to have so many great designers to choose from!

The sentiment seemed perfect for this kid, he's learning his lessons all the hard way (as do many of us), but he's well on the way to figuring it all out.  I wanted to put an Action Wobble behind the ball, but in all the chaos my supplies are very out of order and I had to settle for foam dots. That made a nice little pocket to slide the money into, which actually seems very clever.  How nice that I noticed it!

One more week of school and I'll also be out and "free" for a while.  I have to take one class this summer and school begins on Aug. 17, so I'll enjoy what I have as much as possible. The great-nephew is spending the summer here, he la1nded a very nice job here, so that will be fun.  I'll enjoy having him and his friends around, and still plenty of quiet time during the day.  Should leave me lots of crafting time, I hope.

Wishing you all sunny weather, plenty of rain to make things grow and a great day!

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