A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

May 29, 2012

Retrosketches #13 ~ Graduation Card

Gluten Oben this Tuesday!

As I've hopped around the blogs the last several months, I've seen fellow crafters playing in the Retrosketches challenges and this is my first time joining in.  This week's sketch:


(I love how these sketches are literally sketches, complete with coffee/tea cup stains!  It was very hard for me not to add the stain to my card!)

I made a graduation card:



The twins were four years old when their father graduated from law school.  Adam made me so proud when he said, "Daddy has his congraduations today!"  A chip off the old block.

Which reminds me.  When Daddy (our son) was just learning to speak, I commented to Mister on a Sunday drive through the countryside, "You know when you stop and think about it, you could really mess up a kid.  What if we told him that horses were cows and cows were horses?  I mean, he doesn't know."  Mister smiled a bit condescentedly and drove me back to the care center.

Well, of course, I didn't do that to our son, but I did tell him the story when he had his own sons.  Now he thinks it's really funny to embellish lie and tell people that I DID teach him the wrong words for things.  As if. 

I'm so delighted to welcome a new follower today!  Please stop and visit the awesome Karen of Serendipity Dragonfly.  Isn't that a great blog banner?!

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by to visit.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!


Paper:  Stampland glossy; PTI white;
  glossy gold unknown
Stamp:  SU Sprinkled Expressions
Ink:  Ancient Page black
Ribbon:  Offray 39271 Congrats
Dimensionals:  eksuccess

BTW, I see there is a smudge on my camera lens. Sorry about that. I'll clean that right up.

10 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

That is one festive card! Your embellishments are perfect (on the card, of course, not about the cows and horses).

kingstonmama said...

Fun card, Darnell. I haven't tried any of the sketches at this challenge blog yet, but I'll have to give it a go sometime. Always love your stories. :)

Victoria said...

This is a marvellous card! So bright and cheerful and perfect for such a wonderful occasion! love the story!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Welcome to RetroSketches Darnell! So funny how you wanted to add the coffee stain! :) This is a really fun graduation card! Thanks for joining us this week!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Awesome graduation card. The embellishments & tag are wonderful. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

What a great graduation card! Fun story too.

Ardyth said...

This is FUN! I love the tag and the gold accents!

Michelle said...

A wonderful graduation card, Darnell!

Your story has me in fits of giggles! So funny!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Darnell, love the tag.

Kim said...

Fabulous tag and funny story! I love all of the details you added, so festive and fun...