Wednesday, June 4, 2014

10 Years Ago Today

 Today's post is a bit more personal than usual but it does contain a card. :)

Ten years ago today, we celebrated our son's graduation from high school.  We were a homeschooling family so when a child graduates from high school, it is not only their accomplishment but a family one as well.  Ian put a lot of hard work into his schooling and in spite of some obstacles finished well.  It's hard to believe that he's been out of school for 10 years already.  What an eventful decade it has been!!  He went away to college for a year, we moved, he got a good full-time job and has had several promotions, he met his wife and married her, and they have had a son.

We wanted to celebrate with him how thankful we are for how he's allowed the Lord to work in his life over these 10 years and how proud we are of him.  So, I made him a card (of course!) and we gave him a small gift.  A couple weeks after his graduation, we celebrated by going on a fishing trip to Ely.  He's with his dad doing the same thing now.

I made his card in the colors he chose as "his" school colors (red, white and black).  The diamond shape and stripes remind me of all the years he spent playing baseball.  Sports have always been a big part of his life. The image on the front was heat embossed.  A few brads and some faux stitching finish it off.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (red), Recollections (black)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Quilting Bee)
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  Gina K Designs (Masculine Tags)
Tools/Embellishments: brads (Making Memories), Stampendous Opaque White embossing powder, Spellbinders (Classic Diamonds, Labels 22), Uni-ball Signo white gel pen, Staedtler fine tip black marker

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge - Father's Day or Masculine using some stars
Inky Chicks Challenge #30 - Use metal Embellishment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stand By Your Man (Masculine cards)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge #219 - Father's Day or For the Men in your Life

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back in a couple hours for my Word Art Wednesday post.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Awesome card - and well done to your son!

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous card! And an amazing story to go along with it! You should be very proud of your son and yourself! Home schooling is not easy, that's for sure! :)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Laura W said...

Lovely story, great card. I am sure he will love it :)I hope that when I tell a story of my son 20 years from now it is with the same pride you have. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog. See you Tuesday for a new challenge!

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

awesome card! loving all the little details! pinstriping, stitching......great story to go along with it! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge, best of luck!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card ...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy x


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