My oldest son, Kyle, happens to be graduating this year from High School. We are very proud of him and his accomplishments. So when I saw the new Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog and that it had a graduation stamp set I knew I would have to get it. It came in my order a few days ago.
And earlier this week I saw the sketch challenge on the Pals Paper Arts blog and all I could think of was the line of graduates would be perfect for piece 2 on this sketch. So yesterday afternoon I pulled out my new stamp set and started to play with it and this sketch.
Here is what I ended up with. I actually turned the card for the sketch because I wanted to see more of the graduates on that strip.
This is the new stamp set Go, Graduate that you will be able to order beginning May 1st. I really wish it was available now since our graduation is in May. I ended up actually ordering the graduation announcements through the school so I’ll use the stamp set to make invitations for a party and cards for friends and other graduates.
Our high school colors are blue and yellow – for my card I used Brilliant Blue and Summer Sun – which unfortunately are retiring colors. I guess I need to stock up on some card stock since I have 2 more that will graduate from the same school. I could probably use Pacific Point for the blue instead – I’ll have to get out the colors to compare.
The background is Basic Black – stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Clear Embossing powder. I really like doing this with black card stock just to give it a little character. I also added a panel on the inside since you can’t really see if you write on black card stock. I’m not actually sure if the caps are yellow or not – we pick those up the first week of May – since I haven’t been to a graduation at the school I don’t really know what color the caps and gowns are. So on my card the caps are yellow.
I wanted to share a little bit more about Kyle – he is a senior this year but rather than taking his classes at the high school he participated in a Joint Enrollment program at Kennesaw State University and took all his classes there. He was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for this year and we went to an Awards ceremony right before Easter where they honored the top graduating senior and grad student in every major at the school – it was a big deal.
It was the Kennesaw State University – University Scholars 2010 Awards Ceremony. Kyle was the second award to be given during the ceremony so he is right in the front of the program.
I actually mentioned this in a post earlier but not everyone saw it so here it is again.
Kyle was accepted into Ga Tech in the College of Computing. Last week he received an invitation to go to campus so he will do that this weekend – drop off on Sunday afternoon and then pickup on Monday afternoon. He’ll get the chance to sit in on some classes, eat lunch with the faculty, stay on campus with a student. I hope he is excited. I’m excited for him. If you knew Kyle you would know he is very quiet and doesn’t say a lot or get excited over much – I guess it is all inside.
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