Saturday, June 11, 2011

Keep swimming AND Graduation

Hello! Yes, I'm here a bit later than normal but I thought you'd all want to see a picture of the graduate so I waited to post until I had one ready for ya!

First, though I wanted to show you a card that I decided to make in a clean and simple style. That is kinda hard for me to do but sometimes it is just what is needed. I used the super cute fish and sentiment from the Happy Ocean Friends set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps just adding a little color with my Copics and the paper (Summer Days by Echo Park...find it HERE). I felt it needed just a bit of bling so I added a twinkle at the beginning of the sentiment. I gotta tell ya...I love this card!

Now, onto graduation! It could not have been a nicer day outside today! Beautiful sunshine with a hint of wind (we don't have breezes here) to cool it down when the sun got to hot. The ceremony started promptly at 9:30 and was a good two hours long. This is the first college graduation I've ever attended and while I am SO proud of my son...it was boring after we got to see Scott walk to get his diploma holder. I'm so bad aren't I? Scott is one of the first members of his family (both my side and his dads) to graduate from college (I'm tearing up right now) so it was just such an amazing day! I cried when the ROTC presented the Colors and the National Anthem was sung, I cried when I realized that so many of my family members weren't there to see it, and I cried when I got to hug Scott. What a ball of tears, huh?

Alright, enough sentimental stuff for today. Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

8 comments that make my day!:

Danni said...

Cute card and congrats to the grad--and the parents too!

Sue from Oregon said...

Mom, I think you deserve to be a "cry baby" today! Congrats to your family!

Missy said...

Congratulations to you and Scott!!! What an amazing time for the both of you. I would be crying as well. So many wonderful memories.
I love the card as well, great job with the progression of the fish. TFS!!!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Well, you just cry all you want to, it's totally ok!! What a wonderful day it must have been. What a handsome graduate too!! Congratulations Scott, what an accomplishment!!!

Totally cute card too Lorie!! Love the colors and the little sparkle. :0)

Heide said...

Congrats to your son! You should be so proud of him. It's okay to be a ball of tears...such a emotional moment. Hugs, Heide

Oh..I was so happy for your son...you card is adorable!

Kristine said...

Awww... CONGRATS to your son... and what a blessing for you and yourhubby!! I will prolly cry a bunch too when my girls graduate.

Cute fishy card, love the added li'l bling b4 the sentiment--it's perfect!

Creative Mish said...

Congrats to Scott! and I love the fishy card. So cute!

Dani said...

Great clean and simple card! Congrats to Scott!