Thursday, May 22, 2008

Celebrate the Graduate

Stamps: Cap and leaves (Biblical Impressions), Celebrate/ Inspiring Messages ( Hero Arts) Paper: Den Belle (Chatterbox)

I also used color pencils (of course) and hand stitched the border with Perle Cotton.
Finished card is 8 1/2" x 4"

I don't have too many graduations this year. Thank goodness we don't have one at our house. My oldest daughters graduated back to back in 2006 and 2007. I have a couple more years until the next one.
This card is for a beautiful young lady who was home schooled. Since I didn't have school colors to worry about, I took the liberty to use some paper I love. I hand stitched this border because I'm afraid of my sewing machine. Seriously I just haven't played with the new machine enough to get the hang of it. The machine I had for years( since college) finally died on me. It was like an old friend whose hand I had to hold each time I tried to use it. When it didn't act right (which was every time) I knew what to do to make it right. This new one has too much computerizing going on. That's a word right? Anyway, I don't mind doing the hand stitching and I think I like the heavier cotton vs the regular thread. The only thing I need now is a guide to poke the holes evenly.

As you can see I didn't use the light studio. I tried it, and I wasn't happy. I'm really not a gadget person as you can see... No that's not true. I have a lot of gadgets. I guess it just takes me a while to get them figured out. Once I do, I love them. I don't have the light studio figured out yet. What I had been doing involved a window, afternoon sun, and a sheer curtain. I think I'm going to go back to that for now. Unfortunately, I'm limited to a small window of time to get the optimum results. I'll talk more about the light studio as I learn more. BUT, if you didn't get out to get one last week, don't stress about it. If I'm going to do this light box thing, I'm going to get a really nice one or make a nice one -- with better lights. Actually I need to see if my husband still has his big studio lights from waaaay back when he used to do a lot of photography.

Enough rambling for one day. I'll let you know more later about the "light studio".

By the way, as I was taking the picture this morning, I had some interference...

at first he tried to pretend I wasn't talking to him when I said "MOVE!"

have a blessed day! Jacki


lisa said...

Hee hee, your "interference" is too cute!!!

Dot said...

Hi Jacki!

Your interference is cute! Is he/she your's or were they just visiting? I like your card too by the way!

Have a great day!

seamom said...

What a great idea to use the leaves beside the cap! It like points toward the cap...

jacki jones said...

that, my friends, is Sam. He's been with us for 6 1/2 years. We got him from an animal shelter when he was around 5 months old. He "claims" the patch of sunshine each morning so when I tried to make use of it, I think he thought I wanted to bond with him or something! lol

Julie Koerber said...

ROTFL!!!! Your dog reminds me of mine. That face like - "You can't possibly be talking to me!" LOL! Too funny!

Deb Neerman said...

What an adorable pooch!!

This card is just gorgeous, Jacki ... your recipient will love it, I'm sure.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog; it's so nice to "see" you again!

~Hugs, Deb

Flossie's Follies said...

what a wonderful graduation card, I had to laugh at your photo interference, my cat does that to me all the time.