Friday, May 25, 2012

A Little Graduate

HELLO and Happy Friday!!!! Today is a special day at school. With it being Memorial Day our music teacher works all year with the kids to put on a special program honoring veterans. Each class during the year adopts a veteran and then the veteran comes in  and shares his stories about what branch he or she was in and what it was like to serve. The kids love having them come and are full of questions. Then tomorrow there are at least 110 veterans coming to the special program and they will be honored with songs, letters and special presentations from the school kids. This is the 3rd year at our school and it gets better every year. It is a wonderful tribute to them and a way to thank them for all they sacrificed for us. It brings tears to the eyes of everyone there.

I am a guest DT at Raise The Bar Challenge Blog this week, I am very honored to have been chosen. Their challenge this week is "Congratulations" in honored of all the graduates. I decided to do a card for a little girl I know that is so excited about graduating from kindergarten. They are having a graduation ceremony next Friday so this card will be perfect for her.(They are wearing blue caps and gowns). On a side note my stars on this card look a bit odd in this picture. They are very shiny silver with holographic stars on them, the camera doesn't show it too well. I hope you stop by Raise The Bar and play along with this fantastic challenge. The DT are super talented and can't wait to inspire you with their creations.

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

2 Sisters Challenge #92-Stars
Bearly Mine Challenge #36-Anything Goes
Stamp n' Doodle Challenge-Sparkle and Bling
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #63-Graduation
Creative Card Crew Challenge #11-Dimension
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge-Dress for Success
Moving Along with the Times Challenge-Celebrate with NO Birthday
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #56-Congratulations
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #10-Anything Goes for Kids
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #116- What's your color? Blue and silver with a splash of white!
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge-Anything Goes for Kids
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #140-Build up your card
The Crazy Challenge #120-3D
The Paper Shelter Challenge #65-Bling It On

These are all wonderful challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Adrian said...

adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card... the image is fab & the design just perfect..

Michelle Quinno said...

Mary, this is gorgeous! Love the way you did the stars! Happy Weekend.

Jerusha Borden said...

What a fun card. Love the colours you have chosen - that shade of blue just POPS! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Mary! what a fab image - she's so sweet and you've coloured her beautifully. I love the papers and embellies - the stars look stunning! the little girl is gonna love this!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Sue xx

Miesje said...

This is beautiful - I love all the starts! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Miradormakings said...

Fabulous card and love the image it is beautifully coloured

Joan x

Pia S said...

Those stars look FANTASTIC!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Stunning, gorgeous and oh so perfect. I am LOVING the blue and those stars are AMAZING!
Love it.
FAB color combo. Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

Laura Bradley said...

Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week, this is fab. Laura x


Hi Mary
Another gorgeous card love the image and colour's thankyou for joining us this week at Bearly Mine
Hugs Dianne xx

Karen Hasheck said...

Sweet card for our Anything Goes for Kids challenge! Love the image and colors you have chosen. Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and good luck in the drawings!

Unknown said...

This is so cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

jkreucher said...

love love these colors! what a fun design and your coloring is amazing!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl fave colors challenge this week!

Shelby said...

Awesome graduation card. Love how you've done the stars and your coloring is top notch. Thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids


Laney said...

this is just fabulous!! loving the blue colour theme too
thanks for joining us at BMC

Cards By MI said...

Such little cutie. A very sweet looking card. Really lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this week. Good luck!
Love n hugs

GiGi said...

This is just adorable! The image is too cute and I love all the layered stars! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

paper fun said...

How sweet! I love your stars. They are really fun.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

wow this is super sweet! My daughter is in Kindy and she would love something like this at the end of the year! Thank you for inspiring me to do somethign like this for her and thank you for sharing with us this week at Moving Along With The Times :)

tiggertastic said...

those stars are so cool,
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Esther said...

Fabulous card!

What an adorable image and I LOVE your stars!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!

Amy said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing at CTO! :)Amy

Ann English said...

Cute as can be!!! Kindergarten graduation-awh, the first of many! Love your colors!
I am so glad you joined us for the "Fave Color Combo" challenge at Sassy Cheryl's this week!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Wow I just love how those blues pop and your image is colored so beautifully, gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week @ CTO for our "Graduation" challenge :)

Kim Kutie said...

I love this card and the image. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Doodle.

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. love the colour and the stars
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Kate said...

This is precious - and just perfect for a little grad! I especially love those layered stars. Great card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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