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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Graduation Time... Gena!

Some of you know about my young neighbor friend who crafts with me... Gena just graduated from 8th grade into High School last night.  So proud of her!  [She started 4th grade in Special Needs classes - and by the beginning of 8th grade was "mainstreamed".]  After all the awards were given out for Perfect Attendance, Valedictorian, Sportsmanship, etc, etc... the last award of the evening was the Principal's Choice Award.  The Principal gave a wonderful speech about "someone who has made the most progress, taught science projects to 5th graders, participated in Docents, [etc.]'' He went on & on... and then he named Gena!  Gena was flabbergasted and so was her family!  It is a wonderful 3D plaque that is very impressive - what an incredible thing for her - so proud!  Guess I said that already!

Whenever I am teaching her something - her favorite phrase  is "I got this!"  This is usually uttered before I have even finished an explanation... and she's usually right.  Gena is a visual learner and she will watch me like a hawk or examine an end product then jump right in - and she does "got it" most of the time.  

When I found this image I thought it was perfect - I made the little sign and cut around her fingers to 'hold' it.  She is colored with Copics, fussy-cut and elevated above this 'door-way' with foam tape.  The die is by Sissix: 'Stacked Deckle' - the E-folder used for the pink mat is also Sissix: 'Dots'.  Congrats die cut on the inside is by Little B - a collection called 'Handwritten'.
I used glitter on her bow - what teenage girl doesn't like pink and glitter?


Gena: 8th-grade Graduation

Create wildly and color with abandon!

Crafting From the Heart -#209 ATG Always
Crafty Creations - #367 – ATG Always
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #357 – My Fave Things [Copics!]
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Penny's Challenge #383 – ATG
Aurora Wings #67 – Joyous Occasions [Graduation]
Aud Sentiments - #205 – ATG + Sentiment
As You Like It – Fave Card Shape & WHY [rectangle - because I am stuck in a rut!]
Crafting with Friends #69 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #48 - ATG Always TOP THREE
Oddball Art – ATG
SheepSki Designs #15 – Embellish it or CAS [embellish simple glitter]


  1. Congrats to your Graduation, Gena. Your card is so cute :-)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    Oddball Challenge

  2. A lovely graduation card, beautfully coloured. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. That is absolutely incredible that she has done so well! Very proud of that darling girl and her mentors! I love the card and know she will treasure it always! Your friend, Diane

  4. Oh wow such a sweet card and great image. Loving your colouring. Congratulations to Gena for graduating and recieving such a beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's, good luck and hope to see you again.
    Jean xx

  5. Pass on my congrats to Gena for her graduation and also that awesome recognition!!! Your card just could NOT be any more awesome!!! How you added the little sign is such a good idea and is the perfect touch. And of course your coloring is – as always – stunning!

  6. Wonderful make! Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT

  7. Oh what a wonderful story, Ginny! A huge congrats to Gena and her accomplishments. Your card is just perfect and I'm sure she was thrilled. I loved hearing how you've touched each other's lives. Thanks so much for joining our Joyous Occasions challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  8. What a beautiful story and wonderful accomplishment for this young woman. Your card will only add to the magical memories she will have of this time in her life!

    Thanks for sharing this special project and story with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Thank you for sharing the story behind your adorable card with us at Through The Craft Room Door. It was perfect for the young lady; she'll surely treasure it and the time she's spent crafting with you. Congrats, Gena!

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  12. such a gorgeous card, and i can totally see why you would love those copics so much, since you can do THAT with them! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (favorites!)STASH with us this week! ♥

  13. From Gena!:) Thx for all the congrats and I loved the card she gave me it was such a surprise so many colors. Ginny is the best.-Gena

  14. I love your card!! Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog!! Hope you'll enter again!!
    SheepSki Designs DT

  15. Love this! It turned out beautiful!
    Alexa (oddball DT)

  16. I loved reading your post, while admiring your awesome card! Big congrats to Gena!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us for our Joyous Occassion challenge at AWCB!
    Susan xx

  17. Great card with a lovely image. Thanks so much for joining us at As you like it!


  18. How fun. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Oddball Stamps Challenge. AJ DT ODBS

  19. A Lovely Card, Thanks for joining us over at the Oddball Stamps Challenge Blog.

  20. A Gorgeous card and cute image! Thank you for joining the Oddball Challenge for June! Good Luck! Hugs Julie DT xox

  21. Lovely card and congratulations to Gina. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations.

  22. Ginny, what a beautiful card for Gena, I love that image and you have done a lovely job on this card. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs challenge and good luck with your entry. Gail DT


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