Sunday, May 22, 2016

Dream Big


We are officially six days from Ryan's high school graduation. He takes his last exam tomorrow and the younger boys all finish school for the summer on Friday.  Life is good with lots of end of year activities.

The two cards I have to share today are for graduation. The first one one top is for the CASology challenge and goes to my sister-in-law. She made a ton...and I mean a ton of cookies for Ryan's graduation party.  I am beyond thankful for her. She loves to bake...so this card will be going to her with a gift card for one of her favorite places.

The second card is going to a dear friend's daughter for her graduation. She reads  my blog (Hi Katie :)!).  So wish we still lived in the same city so we good celebrate together.  Miss her tons! Playing along with Tracey's gorgeous card over at Muse. 

Okay...that's it for tonight!  Off to get ready for the work week ahead.



Ingredients:
Stamps: PaperSmooches Reflections and Thanks Set, Verve (Dream Big)
Stencil:  Tim Holtz
Inks:  Impress Fresh Ink

22 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous layering of the stencil with the floral die cuts, Lynn! Good luck getting through the graduation events and thanks for playing along with the CASology challenge this week!

Lisa said...

Both are as pretty as can be!!

~amy~ said...

Wrapping up the school year...time goes by so quick. Love both of your pretty floral cards Lynn!

Karen B. said...

Wow. Busy time for you. Hoping it all goes as smooth as silk for you. Two pretty cards. Love the collage style you pull off seamlessly.

Melissa said...

Lynn, these are both so pretty! I love the way the stenciling grounds your design on that first one!
I can't believe your son is graduating already (but I'm sure you feel the same...)! When I arrived on your blog just now, I had to take a second look...your boys are growing up SO fast!!! Hugs!

Bobby said...

I'm loving the peachy colored ink, Lynn. Layering flowers over a stencil is a great idea for some added interest but I also love it plain. Two card too beautiful to choose a favorite.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn this is going to be a busy week and then the start of a busy summer. I can't believe the school year is almost over. In Ontario K - 12 are in school until the end of June! I love that you popped up some of the flowers on both of your cards and the dreamy colour palettes too! I hope this week goes smoothly for you! Thank you for sharing with us at both CASology and Muse this week! xo

Marisa said...

Beautiful both of them. Love the colour combo you used, and of course the flowers :) Janina has her commencement this Wednesday and then exams end of June and graduation banquet (prom) end of June. Hard time wrapping my mommy heart around the fact by baby is all grown up...

Joyce said...

These are both beautiful. So excited and happy for you with all the good things coming your way with graduations. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Suchi said...

Wow!! Stunners on this page! Loved how you popped up those pastel flowers! Beautiful! :)
Suchi xx

Anita in France said...

Soft and so pretty, Lynn ... both of them ... the colour combo's are gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colourcombi's you have choosed; that is always so beautiful on your cards... Hugs, Gerrina

Lisa Lara said...

Oh exciting times Lynn. Our youngest graduates from college this weekend. Sigh. I love your cards especially the Muse challenge card. Just beautiful Lynn.

Hannelie said...

Absolutely beautiful design Lynn! Thanks for joining CASology this week!
By now Ryan must have finished his exam, and almost time for the graduation!
Congratulations, and best wishes for his future!

Ardyth said...

You have Lynnified Tracey's card - I think it's amazing how your style and colour choice always makes your cards identifiable as yours! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Maureen said...

wow! So many things to celebrate! I didn't realize the end of the year is so soon for you. I thought it was mid June! We go until June 29th. What darling flowers for a darling SIL...so great to have family near by :). Love those flowers for grad too, so fresh and celebratory! Ox

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what an exciting time for you! Enjoy!
And your cards are beautiful!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all so light and airy, lovely cards! Congrats to Ryan on his graduation!

Nonni said...

Two fabulous cards Lynn, so much lovely white space and the flowers you used are totally cute!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am so in awe of you, Lynn! You have Ryan's graduation and all kinds of end-of-year activities and still you take the time to create these two inspiring and gorgeous cards! Oh and, yeah, you work outside the home, too! High five and hugs, Darnell

Jen W. said...

So by now Ryan must be done right? Oh my gosh how exciting! Big congrats to him!
Love the colours you used on these, Lynn, and I especially love that yellow background pattern.

Sue Lelli said...

Just Gorgeous and I agree with Darnell, you are so Thoughtful!