Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hey-Hey!

Life has been crazy lately....the last few days before my youngest has his high school finals.  The end of senior year is always so busy...fun for sure but very very busy.   We have held all of our kid's graduation party's on the Sunday of Memorial weekend so that also adds to the overall busyness of the school year's end.  Corm doesn't actually graduate until the 9th of June but I alwalys like to have the party done and out of the way so I can sit back and relax the for the rest of the grad festivities.  This year, well, this week however, I have come down with a nasty virus and that has thrown all of my well intentioned planning out the window.  How come illness can never come at a convenient time right?  So, for two of the last three days I have been in bed and today I am up and about albeit slowly.  It gave me the chance to finish up two cards that I had been working on and then realize that the third card, which was to have been mailed out last week, was sitting under a pile of scraps.  Ugh. Fail on my part. Anyways, I saw this card http://myshericards.blogspot.com/2013/03/justrite-papercraft-march-release-day-5.html on the JustRite Stampers site and imeadiately cased it!  I just love this layout and know that I will use it again and again!  The original is by Sheri Holt and above is her blog link....I urge you to checkout her work!  Gorgeous!  And here are my three cards.  One is a birthday card for my daughter's boyfriend Tyler and the other two are graduation cards.




What I like about this particular layout is that it works well for either feminine or masculine cards and also for many different types of cards.  I am just getting into JustRite Stamps and really like them a lot.  I also like that there are so many that  coordinate with Spellbinder dies that I already have making my cards appear a little more "custom".  I want to try a monochromatic wedding card in this style.....I think that whites and beiges would look really elegant.  The final "Grad" card turned out kinda dark....not sure why but the little medallion that hangs below the focal point reads "Breathe"  which I think is good advice for any recent grad.  This card is for a sweetheart of a nephew who graduated last week.  Thank you for stopping by....I promise to get back on track with my visits to your blog soon....soon as this party is planned and over and my son graduates.  Then it will be my time to "Breathe"!

Be well,
Sheila

6 comments:

Barb said...

Amazing creativity on these cards, Sheila! I sure hope you are feeling better with each day so you can enjoy the good weather we are finally having! Sending hugs!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great cards! Hope you are doing better and congrats to your son!

Robin K. said...

Hope you feel better soon! I really love this layout- all three cards are awesome! Congrats on the graduation of your son!

Greta said...

Take care of yourself! How exciting to have your youngest graduating, but I know it must feel odd. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Sheila! I love fancy dies & you make the best use of them!

Dawn Turley said...

the design is fabulous Sheila and it's great to see the different colours and sentiments.

Maureen Morton said...

These are such great and versatile cards, Sheila! You knocked 'em out of the park, for sure. Love how involved you are with your kids - they are so lucky. Hope you fell well enough to enjoy!