Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Graduation


I have been itching to play along with the Muse Challenge this week, but it had to wait until yesterday as crafty time lately has been limited to Sundays.  I adore collage stamping and am in need of a few graduation cards so this was the perfect card to make first!

Yesterday, I spent most of the day at our local stage company as Jonathon and Marcel tried out for a children's production of Oliver. The try outs were Saturday and Sunday with over 110 kids trying out.  It is amazing to see children gain the confidence to perform in front of a full audience.  I'll keep you posted on how the boys do.  We'll find out later this week.

I hope your week gets off to a great start.


34 comments:

sandie said...

fab stamping and love the orange. Fingers crossed for the boys xx

Hannelie said...

You nailed this one Lynn!
One vote coming your way!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Nicely put together - love that layered look and you do it so well :)

~amy~ said...

awesome one layer graduation card!

Crossing my fingers for your boys!

Have a great week...can't wait for the long weekend!

Kristie Goulet said...

You rocked the collage stamping, Lynn! Awesome job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So awesome! Your stamping is spot on for balance and color! Love this card -- thanks for joining in with Musa~

Maura R said...

Loved how you did this. What a fun graduation card!
beesmom at splitcoast

Ginny said...

wow - great job!! this type of card would be so difficult for me, but you aced it! Can't wait to hear how the tryouts for Oliver went. Your boys are involved in great activities!

Cornelia W said...

This is fabulous!Love the mortar board - you really nailed Therese's card!

Barb said...

Lynn, you used the collage technique perfectly! What a fabulous graduation card! Love the colors too!

Good luck to both Jonathon and Marcel! So awesome that they wanted to try out for that - I loved that movie when I was a kid! Keeping my fingers crossed for them! ♥

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great idea for a grad card - you could do it in school colours to personalize it even further! Glad you joined us at Muse - fingers crossed for your boys!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous stamping job on this card, Lynn!!! Good luck to the boys :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your card!

Sue Lelli said...

YOU are the Queen of collage stamping, Lynn! Both cards are just Fantastic! Great colors, too! Have a great week, Lynn!

Maureen said...

oh, such a fun card! I made 2 graduation cards yesterday too! Yours would be perfect for the upcoming PTI blog hop of using melon and aqua! Fingers crossed for the boys...what a cool thing to try out for! ox

Gerrina said...

Love all the different fonts and the fresh colours! Hope the boys ill get a chance! Hugs, Gerrina

Deni(se) said...

From my standpoint this is a very contemporary Muse style this week. You have used it perfectly by going with a GRAD theme. The bold orange mortar board grounds the rest and gives my eye a place to start appreciating the other elements.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Um, NAILED!! Have a great day, Lynn! Hugs, Darnell

Kate said...

Perfectly balanced card and faultless stamping. Love the colours too !!!

Nonni said...

Wow I really love these colors, fab collage stamping! I hope the boys passed the audition, fingers crossed!

Happy Dance said...

Fantabulous card, Lynn! Perfect interpretation of the Muse!! Love it, and had to give it a vote; it's too good not to!! Oliver is my all time favorite musical! Best of luck to your boys getting parts! And WHEN they do, you'll have to keep us all posted. Have a great week. Bev

Bobby said...

I voted for this, Lynn. It's a perfect graduation card, with a twist.

Kara said...

awesome sentiment collage!

Maureen Merritt said...

Um, totally LOVE this!

Marisa said...

Great card. Love the colour combo. Fingers crossed for the boys!! What a great experience/opportunity.

Laura B. said...

love these cards and how you layered the stamps and die cuts...really looks fabulous! best of luck to your boy!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is soooo perfect!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous take on Muse Lynn! I love the colours and all the great sentiments. Brooklyn played in Oliver when she was in elementary school, I am keeping my fingers crossed for the boys!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous collage. I am in awe of your collaging skills. I think it's a very difficult look to pull off, and you did it in spades.

Bobby said...

Congrats on your congrats card. You're a winner at Muse!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely perfect, Lynn! LOVE all the stamping layers! And good luck to your boys!

Jenny said...

A well deserved win at MUSE for your card Lynn, love all those layered images and words. Great design for a Grad card too :0)

Jen said...

What a fantastic collage of images! I've been searching for graduation stamps and I love the ones you've used. Could you tell me what they are? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Amazing card Lynn, great choice in your combo of stamps and colours!