Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Class of 2016



On the last day of school, the eighth grade class had a graduation party at a local sand volleyball court. What a blast!  Three hours worth of hanging out with friends (and attempting to make a pyramid...don't you just love their smiles!...Ryan is the fourth boy from the right on the bottom).

At the party, they all received Class of 2016 t-shirts.  I have to admit that seeing that made my heart ache a bit.  It's a strange feeling having a child entering high school and thinking it just four short years  he'll be leaving for college. I look so forward to the amazing things he will accomplish, but it's hard to believe how the years pass so quickly.  So here's to the Class of 2016...and a wonderful start to their high school years.  Let's cherish every moment.


So in honor of this time of year...another graduation card.  Remember this card from last week?  Well, I really enjoyed layering the stamps so when I saw the Embellish Collage Challenge I thought I have do to it again and create a collage using stamps.  I used all sets from the Craft's Meow again...added a few different ones.  I love the sentiment on this.  I'll be using this a lot!

 

25 comments:

Arlene said...

LOVE the simplicity of this card! The colors are great and as always, your layering is amazing! :)

~amy~ said...

ah yes, I can sympathize with you since I have a class of 2013 {yipes} and 2015...where does the time go? seriously.

Okay, you rock the stamping here...and have totally inspired me!!!! My momma asked for a graduation card and I'm definitely using today's card as my inspiration:)

Barb said...

I really like that sentiment too, Lynn, and love your beautiful layering!

You're so right - we have to enjoy every moment - it all happens so fast. My youngest will be a senior next year. *big sigh*

Laurie said...

This is another one of those amazing CAS stamped cards Lynn! I love the look! And the picture of the kiddos is so fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic graduation card Lynn and what a great time it looks like the kids are having. My baby is just finishing grade 9 and my oldest is in grade 12 next year. The heart does ache.

Laura B. said...

Fabulous collage stamping!

Christina said...

Beautiful layered stamping once again, Lynn. I love how you tipped the hat like it's about to be thrown in the air in celebration. Congrats to Ryan!

Jenny said...

Wow it's so interesting to learn about your education system over there, blogging is teaching me so much!!!
Another great card, love the layers of stamping :0)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of Ryan and his classmates. They all look so happy!!! Of course the card is great too.

Chunyuan said...

great picture of Ryan and his classmates. Fabulous collage stamping.

Kathy Martin said...

Terrific card! Love the mix of images and pastel colors! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Ugh! Oh, I can totally understand why your heart aches a little, Lynn! I know it'll be here way before I want it to be.

And your card is fabulous! LOVE all that stamping! This color palette is divine. I'll have mine up with Papercraft Star early tomorrow morning. Hugs!

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous stamping Lynn, I love how you have layered everything :)

Kara said...

love this! perfect for the modern grad!!

The Paper Parade said...

Hahaha, cool pyramid pic!! And that card is just great, love how you layered the different images and colors, so modern!

~jan said...

You're right, Lynn - those 4 years go lightning fast! Mine graduates next year. Your card is just lovely!

Kara Lynne said...

Nothing makes time move faster than watching your children grow! Mine are not that age yet, but all too soon. Always love seeing what you create with these Craft's Meow stamps. Wonderful card, Lynn!

Barb said...

stunning design! love the subdued colors :)

Karen B. said...

This will go down as my new favorite card of yours. It embodies perfect composition, perfect color distribution and only you can layer stamps like this. Wow, congratulations on having a high schooler! Went to my husband's nephew's graduation this past weekend, I first met him when he was my youngest's age, and to see him walk down all tall and grown up....I admit I might have gotten a bit teary eyed!

Maureen said...

what a fun way to celebrate the end of the year and into high school! Did they complete the pyramid? LOL Poor Ryan was on the bottom, although that may be the easiest position?! There you go mixing all those fabulous colours again with the most inspiring sentiment :) I agree, it's a keeper :)

Cristina said...

Collage-a-palooza! Now why couldn't I manage a card that looked this good when I tried to mesh a bunch of stamps together? Love it!

Lisa Arana said...

another amazing grad card, the colors are perfect and the stamp layering too.

Virginia L. said...

Your layered stamping is amazing!! This one is no exception! Love the collage stamping for the grad card! Happy weekend, Lynn!

kingstonmama said...

This is so pretty, Lynn. I love the colors and the way you've layered your stamping. Just beautiful. Ann Y.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun to think that you did the collage as a one layer.