Tuesday, May 1, 2012

iSpy Graduation Cards

Now that I am through confirmation cards for the church, I am moving on to graduation cards for our graduating youth.  As usual, I didn't plan ahead - so I have a large number of cards to make in a very short period of time (translation: (1) nothing fancy or complex on the card and (2) components that can be parceled out to my 12-yr old, my 16-yr old and my 53-yr old...although I have a lot of bribing to do as they are still tired of cutting and gluing and addressing confirmation cards last week!)

I used this week's sketch from iSpy Sketches as I thought the various panels could be used with papers to add interest.


Graduation for Church Youth



We had a phenomenal fund-raising concert at our church this weekend.  (I had a flyer a few days ago on this blog).  It was for an amazing family whose very young daughter is going through her fourth round of chemotherapy.  The bell choir was one of eight groups that performed.  We decided that, even though we are mainly a group of middle-aged Lutheran ladies (and a few Methodist men pinch-hitting on the giant bells) we were doing....LADY GAGA...to appeal to the sweet, but very sick, young lady.

{My husband just wandered over, read over my shoulder, and said "Ha!  Middle-age??!!  Only if you live to be a hundred!"}

I'm in the brightly-colored boa under "Christ is Risen"??!!  Check out the director...she's got moves!!  Then check out the gentlemen whose head you see right in front of her that never, ever moves...that's her husband!  

I posted this on Facebook and a wonderful (but potentially former) friend commented "So that's where the missing communion wine went!"


I hope we made you smile!

THE CARD DEETS:
  • Stamps: Our Daily Bread As You Graduate
  • Paper: dsp is from Flair Designs (I've had it forEVer) and CS to match is Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel and Peach Parfair, Papertrey Winter Wisteria
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel and Versamark
  • Accessories: Seafoam White embossing powder, Cuttlebug border embossing folder, EK Success postage border punch

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Whew sounds like you (and your family LOL!) have your work cut out for you Kim! But you're off to a great start with this pretty card, love the colors.

Love your husband looking over your shoulder and throwing his 2 cents worth in!! ;)

H2 :) said...

Fabulous design Kim - doesn't look like a quick card - & will be treasured by each recipient. Love that your "boys" help out with production.
TFS the fantastic video - the whole group definitely has some moves! :)

Bonnie said...

I did enjoy the concert! I enjoyed the card too! Thanks.

Jen W. said...

Kim, that video just made my day! You guys ROCKED!! :D And I love that the boys help you out with your cards - even if it is under duress. :)

Chrisd said...

great card and the video is terrific. Our bell choir is so traditional and would be so inspired by the gusto of your group.

Becca said...

Oh what a treat! I will also be making piles of grad cards for my daughter and her friends. I LOVED the video. I grew up playing bells in Seattle and I miss it badly! Wish we could have played something so fun. :)

Becca said...

Oh what a treat! I will also be making piles of grad cards for my daughter and her friends. I LOVED the video. I grew up playing bells in Seattle and I miss it badly! Wish we could have played something so fun. :)

Becca said...

Oh what a treat! I will also be making piles of grad cards for my daughter and her friends. I LOVED the video. I grew up playing bells in Seattle and I miss it badly! Wish we could have played something so fun. :)

Becca said...

Oh what a treat! I will also be making piles of grad cards for my daughter and her friends. I LOVED the video. I grew up playing bells in Seattle and I miss it badly! Wish we could have played something so fun. :)

Aileen said...

Love your bright colour palette and the two sentiments are fab together. Just watched your you tube and yes it did make me smile. So impressed with your talents. x

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors and wonderful use of the sketch!!! You have the whole family/crew helping....wonderful!!! Thanks for playing at I Spy!!!

Laurie said...

LOVE the card and that video! TFS!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Made me smile! I have never seen anything like it! Amazing! And ... my 14 yr old son was watching ... and thought it was pretty impressive, too! Your card is lovely. That DSP is so nice! Hugs xxx