It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my turn to have the privilege of playing hostess, which means I get to design the sketch. Since I love simple collage-style cards, that is what I designed for this week:
My oldest is a Senior this year and will be graduating from high school in just a few short weeks, and then will be heading off to college over 600 miles away in August. There… I said it. I have really been in denial most of the year, and I have to say this is SO HARD for me. I have so many conflicting emotions when I think about this whole graduation thing. On one hand, I am so proud of this kid! He is a great student and has earned a really awesome scholarship. He is responsible and kind, and he’s ready to start this next great adventure. But on the other hand, I tear-up every time I think about him putting on that cap and gown, and thinking about leaving him at his dorm three states away is just too much. But I’m praying that God will prepare my heart, and I keep reminding myself that this is what I’ve always wanted for him (though maybe a little closer to home). He is a great kid and I will miss having him around every day, but I know he will do well. Seeing that first one leave the nest is really tough on this momma’s heart.
Since I know I will be needing several graduation cards this year, I decided to get a jump start. I pulled out a stamp set that is retiring next month and made a card with my son’s school colors. The stamp set is called Superstar, and the coordinating Stars Framelits Dies are also retiring.
I really wish alphabet stamp sets and dies would include an apostrophe in their collections, but it is rare to find one. I made do by cutting off a part of the number 3 and using it for an apostrophe here. The “class of” is from the Labeler alphabet set.
The numbers were cut from some Night of Navy card stock using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies. I added some little stars from the Regals Enamel Shapes and some old washi tape for some embellishments. This card came together really quickly.
We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch. I am looking forward to browsing the gallery this week to see what you create. Meanwhile, be sure to visit the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration. I took a peek earlier, and I love what they’ve done!
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!