Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Graduation Card Female

First drum roll please! The winner of the Copic Marker Blog Candy is:

OK so Blogger won't cooperate with posting the Random Number Generator. There were 268 entries. The number generated was 261. Congratulations, Cindy's Card Co! Cindy said, " How cute is this little guy??!! "

Cindy please contact me thought the contact me button and I will get these out right away:)

James graduated this weekend. It was a lovely ceremony. And to be honest I lost it when he texted me just before the ceremony, " Mom, thank you for the last 17 years. You couldn't have been a better Mom and I know that you are the sole reason I made it this far!" He's an awesome kid and I am one proud Mom! How fortunate I am to have a kid that values his upbringing!!

 We have had some pretty insightful conversations this weekend. James has done a ton of growing up. He is in an awkward situation because when he goes to college he will still be a minor in an adult word. (He skipped 4th grade, so he graduated early.) But he also recognizes that he was raised with values and has core values and a lot of kids leaving for college haven't been. We live in an affluent community. And when we moved here before the divorce we had a six figure income. With the divorce and my disability we had to learn how to count every penny. He told me he was "thankful" that we lost our income because he has learned how to appreciate everything he has. He has friends whose parents bought their kids $20,000 cars and the kids complain about what a piece of trash it is. And they go out and have several accidents and think nothing of it.  James on the other hand earned the $3,000 for his used Jeep. And he LOVES his Jeep and takes great pride in it. How many kids can appreciate that they have had to work for something and are not resentful???? I am indeed blessed.

We have a ton of graduations over the next couple of weeks. Here's a card I designed for the local high school girls done in their school colors:

Cardstock: DCWV Mini Scalloped Cardstock, Copic X-Press Blending Card
Card Base: DCWV Bright Solid Box of Cards
Floral: Petaloo Flora Doodles, EasyCraft Vine
Copics: G28, E29, E 35, R22, Y11, Y35
Stamp: Whiff of Joy Graduation Willow
Dies: Spellbinders Long Rectangle, Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangle

Have a wonderful day filled with appreciation of the little things!


  1. Sweet son you have there Elizabeth! i about lost it just reading your post :) i have a lovely son like that too, he graduated last year. Love your card - darling!

  2. Congratulations for your son!!!! You lucky mother!
    How sweet are you two in the foto!
    your card is very cute!

  3. Congrats on your sons graduation! Thanks for visiting my blog and I am a new follower!
    ~~Jen H~~

  4. congrats on your son's graduation! Great card! Hugs! Dina

  5. How proud you must be of him!! He sounds so wonderful. Great job mom.