College Graduation

May 28th, 2007

I’m working backwards here, but Saturday we attended my Sister-in-Law Lill’s college graduation.  She says she has been working on her college degree for 30 years.  The last two years though she really worked hard at the University of Redlands to complete her classes while working a stressful full-time job, being a wife and mom to 2 girls and just a little stamping here and there (she’s in my stamp club :) )  We are so proud of her!!!


In the front are my nieces Kira and Britta with their parents Lill and Craig (Craig is Curt’s brother).  Curt and I are in the back.  Congratulations Lill! We love you!

Here’s the card I made for her.  I had to scan it rather than take a photo because of course I was finishing it just before we were out the door!


I was inspired by the Friday Limited Supply Challenge on SCS to make a graduation card without using traditional graduation images.  That was perfect because I don’t really have any grad images.  I actually put this card together in about 15 minutes since the Eggplant background panel was one I had already run through the Cuttlebug with Textile Texture embossing folder and inked over dtp with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink.  That was my jumping off point.  Then I went rummaging through my sets for an image or sentiment to grab me and this sentiment from the SU SAB set Happy Harmony seemed just perfect.

The flower image from the same set was inked with SU markers (Amethyst, Eggplant and Artichoke) and then misted lightly with water before stamping on Shimmer White cardstock.  The image was punched with my brand-spankin’-new Marvy Giga Scallop Circle Punch (*happy dance*) that just arrived Friday.  I used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the scallop with Amethyst ink and then Artichoke ink.  It’s hard to see in the scan but the Eggplant panel was layered on an Artichoke panel before being attached to the Amethyst base.  Some Amethyst organdy ribbon from the local ribbon warehouse finishes off the card.

Speaking of ribbon…Curt put up my new little Ikea shelves today for ribbon storage – I’m super excited!  I plan to share pictures tomorrow, so be sure to check back.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Memorial Day (even though it’s almost over).

11 Responses to “College Graduation”

  1. Tex Says:

    Congratulaions, Lill!
    Jami, what a gorgeous card for your SIL! Did I mention that I’d like to graduate again?!?


  2. Karen - Jusgottastamp Says:

    Gawgeous card!!! I love it!!! Congrats to sil! :)

    I’m so glad Joann’s didn’t cancel your order. 😉

  3. Gail Says:

    What a beautiful card, congrats to your sil.

  4. otter Says:

    Jami this is gorgeous!!! Perfect verse for a graduation!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!!!

  5. Debra Says:

    This is so very gorgeous.

  6. StamperSharon Says:

    Great card for your SIL, Jami — Many congrats to her for finishing!

  7. k. m. Says:

    Very pretty card…..I really like your choice of colors….and the textile emb. folder really is gorgeous!!!

  8. Leslie (leslierich) Says:

    That’s an amazing accomplishment! Please tell your SIL congrats from all of us! You picked the perfect set for a graduation card. Oh, how true it is and Lill sure did a lot of growing! I really like that beautiful Cuttlebugged background!

  9. loricraig Says:


    This is sooo pretty! I love that set, and I am so excited for your SIL. What an incredible accomplishment! Of course, your niece’s are just beautiful…beautiful family!

  10. Diane Loy Says:

    Awesome card – Thanks for sharing.

  11. Al Says:

    Congrats! Graduating from college is a first important step in ones life!
    essay examples from are best ever!

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