Sunday, June 10, 2012

Graduation Day!!

Well, after a very fun day stamping with my buddies, I came home to a disaster.  Friday we had to call Roto-Rooter because our septic was backing up (just water) into our basement.  We had water running through our storage area and into my daughter’s bedroom.  The guy started to do his thing and the machine broke.  Early this morning they came back and worked downstairs and said all was fixed.  Just as I was heading home tonight my hubby decided to run the dishwasher.  Apparently there is still a problem and water came pouring out all over our wooden kitchen floor.  Then it leaked down into the finished area of the basement, flooding our futon, the carpet, and all my daughter’s electronics.  The ceiling tiles are pretty bad, too.  Needless to say I was getting calls on the cell, but by the time I got home the worst was over.  Guess Roto-Rooter is coming back early tomorrow. 

Well, I did promise to show you something I had been working on.  I am a card maker and have only made simple scrapbook pages for a non-profit organization run by some friends.  The Sparkle N Sprinkle designers were challenged this month to created scrapbook pages so I told myself this is simply a larger card and I can do this.  Since my oldest daughter just graduated from college, I decided to start with a graduation theme.

I started with a piece of grey designer cardstock with stars and layered it on yellow and blue with an edge of "Tear-ific" Tape covered with Navy Glitter.  The border across the top and the hat are SVG’s that I cut with Make The Cut.  I layered each of the pictures on more "Tear-ific" Tape covered with Navy Glitter and yellow cardstock.  These are my daughters – aren’t they adorable?  On the main picture I extended the yellow layer so I could emboss the BeginIt sentiment with Black Detail EP. 
Then I added Graduation Day, also embossed in Black, on the Achieve Box which I embossed with Cerulean EPThe Diplomas are embossed in black and fussy cut. 

Check out my post at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to see more pictures, including what is hiding behind the hat!! 

Have a great week.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 24 – Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #142 – Elements of Heaven (Stars and Glitter)
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 78 – Sparkles Galore
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Anything Goes (MTC and Button over 6 months old)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC209 – Favorite Color Combo


Fluffles said...

Brilliant work. What a great keep sake for your daughter. I'm sure it will be treasured for ever. Love the hats both on the border & in the main frame. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, & please come back again with more of your great work, Jx

Brenda said...

And yet another gorgeous scrapbook page! She'll treasure that always. So sorry about all your "water" issues and hope they're all solved soon! YIKES!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, you've outdone yourself with this scrapbook page! It's wonderful! The 2 photos are great, too! Sorry to hear about the plumbing - yuck! And double yuck about the dishwasher! Our dishwasher did that one time, and I vowed never to put hardwood in the kitchen because of that, so it has remained tiled instead. I hope the floors dry well, and no damage was done in the basement either.

Sandra H said...

Oh so sorry Marie to hear of your news that must be a worry and water is one of my worse things to happen in the house it can create so much mess hopefully all will dry out with any or not too much that it won't be costly to put right! your card is stunning and what a lovely thought it will be treasured l'm sure your daughter has done well:)x

Diane said...

Thanks so much for joining our Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge for this week. We appreciate your inspiration and participation so much! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

April said...

I was sorry to hear about your water problems! I hope things straighten out real soon! Love your scrapbook page. Great job!

Gerlinde said...

Fabulous scrapbook page! Love all the details, especially the card!

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely fabolous. Love the personal images and such a neat surprise for a graduate. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back on tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx