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May 17, 2011

Dear Graduate

Happy, happy Tuesday!

It's raining cats & dogs here in PA & to continue like this all week!   We have a big skylight over our bed, so when it's nice & sunny, I wake with the morning light.  Guess what happens when it's overcast & dreary?   I oversleep!  lol    I remember hearing my alarm but the cozy covers & darkness lulled me back to sleep!

I have a graduation card to share with you today!

Stamps: Doodle Pantry  (graduate set)
Papers:  SU! cs,
 Doodle Pantry digi paper (Super Birdie set) colors-ALTERED
Other: star bling

Our second oldest recently graduated from the prestigious Matter Homeschool!  lol  with honors of course!  

He participated in our state's homeschooling org. ceremony.  
Christian Homeschool Assoc. of Pennsylvania, 'CHAP'  

Mason is my son that contributes drawings/images at times for my cards!
He's an amazing young man & artist!

Mason & Emma

We have a new Digital Tuesday challenge for you today!   Our lovely Shelly is hosting this week & has chosen the theme, Seeing Stars!  Interpretation is open, just please include a digital element somewhere on your project/card!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Doodle Pantry


who is giving away a $10 gift certificate to their store.

Wishing you a star-studded day!

I'm sharing today's creations with -

*Digital Tuesday - seeing stars
*Inspire Me Fridays -  anything goes
*Creative Belli - Your Old Embellishments beginning with S
Cards For Men -  for Someone Special
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean & simple
KB Cute Monday - Anything goes using a digi
Stamps R Us -Goin Digital - use something digi
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy -  Celebration
Meljens Designs -  Graduation.
and a few linky parties-

Take a Look Tue @ Sugar Bee
Craft Catwalk @ Embellishing Life
Homemade Tue @ Ladybug Blessings
Get your Craft on @ Today's Creative
A Crafty Soiree
Talent Tuesday @ Vintage WannaBee
Toot you Horn Tue @ Silly Little Sparrow
Show Me What ya Got @Not Just a Housewife
Too Cute Tue @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Workshop Wed @ Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs!
Amaze Me August Tuesdays @ Bella before & after.



Heather said...

congratulations on the recent graduate. i really like the cleaness of your card. thanks for sharing with us this morning.


P.S. its raining here in SF as well. i look at it as a good thing. now i don't need to water the veggie garden and flowers today.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous card, Maria. You must be very proud of your son. Thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos. What a handsome son! Please give him my congratulations!

Lorie said...

What a great card! Congratulations to your son AND to you for a job well done!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for adding your lovely graduation card to our Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge.
luv n huggz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator

WencheP said...

Great card, thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men.


Sharon said...

Wonderful card!!! Congratulations to Mason for completeing this chapter of his life. I know you are very proud!! :)

Jacilynn said...

super cute stuff! love this great card.
cheers Maria

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Congrats on your graduate!! I Love the card.

Beth aka BR-T said...

A Big congrats Maria! What a proud moment to say the least! I hope the rain clears up soon for you, until then sleeping in sounds alright to me!

Heide said...

What a great card for Graduation.
You must be very proud.

Patti J said...

What a proud momma you must be! He is very handsome, and as we've seen, very talented as well! Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us :) Your card is perfect - you even rock at CAS!!! Great job, dear friend!

Pops x said...

Stunning sweetie, hugs pops x x x

karen said...

Oh wow Maria, you must be so proud, many congrats to your son. Fabulous card! hugs, Karenx

Johnnie said...

So glad you stopped by. Gladly following and looking forward to exploring. I heart digital doodles. I can't believe I am just now finding you. I would love to talk with you about trading guest posts sometime! Blessings...

Saved By Love Creations

Chocolate Orange said...

Beautiful card !!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ,'Anything Goes' , challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Glenda Atkins said...

Congratulations to your son, one step closer to adulthood:) Your CAS grad card is perfect for the occasion. Very nicely done.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria this is one fabulous card love the paper, design and image a super card.
Lorraine x

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Maria, this is a great card! Perfect for either sex. Congrats to your son and to you! I think it is just wonderful that you have a organization that will honor these kids for just as much (if not more) work they put into their schooling!
Hugs, Sarah

Kathy Winter said...

Fabulous card! Congrats to your son and You:)

Ellie said...

Love your card Maria. Fabulous sketch! And congrats to your son!! Wishing him the best of luck for his future!!

mforquer said...

Great card!! Love the blues and the stars - looks like a wonderful graduation - congrats to the grad!!
Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this @ Workshop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

Julye said...

Congrats to your son, not something that happens in the UK we only have university graduation shame really as it might give more youngsters a sense of achievement and raise academic standards if they had to reach a certain level before they could leave school, certainly would give them an incentive when all some of them want to do is leave school.
Thanks for sharing your fab card with us all here at OSAAT and good luck.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a great graduation card, Maria! Love the color scheme and those great images. The star paper and star bling are the perfect touch. :)
Big congrats to your son on his graduation. What special times for you all.

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous graduation card. Love the clean design. Congrats to your son!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I'll say it's been raining in PA! We were in the mountains inside at the Great Wolf Lodge so we were wet anyway but then driving through it yesterday was not so much fun!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anneke said...

Congratulations with your son! This card is so great :)
Hugs Anneke

Elena said...

Congratulations to your son, Maria! :)
What a great card you made!
We have a rainy day too... Hope that sun will come out at the end of the week! :)

Donna said...

Well done Mason! I'm sure your very proud Maria and rightly so. Your card is wonderful, I love that it isn't coloured, very classy hun. hugs Donna x

Little Snippets said...

A gorgeous card Maria - congratulaions to your son on graduating...Well done! Sarah x

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card! Love the simple design and the stars are perfect! Congrats to your son!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Sally Morgan said...

Many congratulations Maria, and also to to Mason, it's a great achievement and an incredibly proud moment for you all :)

I love your card, it's so clean and fresh, really lovely.

Thank you so much for becoming a follower of mine, your support is very much welcomed!

*hugs* Sal x

Cindy said...

Congrats to your son, the new graduate!!
Love the graduation card!!

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful graduation card, I have 5 to make this year, thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karen

Tammy said...

Fantastic card Maria! I love that DP! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats to your son!!! Great graduation card! It's the perfect CAS design!

Laurie said...

what an accomplishment and congrats to him! that is awesome! love the cool clean card too and that star paper is so perfect.

Auntie Em said...

Congrats to your graduate! And a huge pat on the back and a job well done to the teacher! :)

michele said...

Fabulous card Maria! Huge Congrats to Mason and his fab teacher :) hugs x

Cheryl said...

oh huge congratulations,to yoru son mason he is so handsome you must be so proud of him,wonderful card hun love the clean look to it love hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats! I'll be doing this next year but have a couple of graduates to celebrate this year! Great card!

Dawn B. said...

Congrats to your son.. My daughter just graduated from college..Yikes I feel old. This card is perfect for the celebration..Have a wonderful weekend.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats to you and your son!!! Your card is perfect!!
Have a great weekend!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi maria! congrats to your son!! The card looks perfect too! Love your new blog layout too and header! How nice!!

Allison said...

Great CAS design...perfect with the gowns!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Maria. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely grad card hun!! Congrats to your son!! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

Basement Stamper said...

congratulations on your son's graduation and love the card!