December 21, 2009

{MTSC53} Graduation Congratulations!

YaY! It's time again for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

I thought I would surprise you by making a graduation card instead of a Christmas card this week. My nephew Jon graduated this past weekend from the California Art Institute in San Diego so I wanted to make him a "special" card. I sure wish I could have been there to celebrate the occasion, but they did send me a few photos and here is one of my favorites. This is my brother-in-law Ken, nephew Jon and my sister Judy. My sister said it was the BEST Christmas present ever! :)

Ok, back to the card details . . . I've used a retired Stampin' Up! set ~ GREAT GRADS, stamped and embossed in black. The basic grey cardstock 5-1/4" x 10-1/2" folded in half. The assortment of black and white designer papers are all from the Holiday Mini Catalog, page 11 - Night and Day.
Isn't this a terrific layout? I know, I say that about each one of Mercy's sketches! :) But, it's true! Now, be sure to blog on over and see what special treats Mercy's Muses have for you this week:

Mercy Kerin (Queen Muse)
Jessi Rone (December Guest Muse)
Cindy Haffner
Pam Varnell
Julie Lacey

Crystal Birr
Jessica Diedrich
Shannan Teubner

We know it's a BUSY week, but if you have the time, we would *love* to have you participate in the challenge. All you have to do is create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation to Mister Linky on Mercy's blog. Just be sure to use the keyword MTSC53 when uploading to a public gallery. I can't wait to see how YOU interpret the sketch! :D
My dear blog friends, I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! May your holidays be filled with happiness and peace and may the true meaning of Christmas bless your heart and home.
God's Blessings,

Quote for Today ~

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis


Jessica Diedrich said...

Absolutely adorable picture and what a great card! LOVE the b/w color combo!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I can see what a proud family he has! I love the black and white combo with this!

Julie said...

WOW, absolutely gorgeous! I love the black and white!

Merry Christmas, Pam! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect Pam, I love black and white. Holiday Hugs Cindy xxoo

Michele Kovack said...

This is an awesome graduation card!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family Pam!

Unknown said...

pam...this is stunning! congrats to your nephew, too! love the black,gray and white combo, the papers, and the clean and crisp lines! awesome sample, sweetie!

Wanda Cullen said...

Pam, this is such a wonderful grad card!! Makes me wish I had this set! This will be a special memory for him.

LeAnne said...

Wonderful, Pam!!! I just saw the sketch....hope I can find a good use for it!

Chris said...

Such a stylish card Pam and congrats to the grad.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Your card looks fantastic in b&w. Perfect for a grad card.