Sunday, June 15, 2014

One Month

I needed a sympathy card for an exceptional young man who just graduated from Briar Cliff University. In one month's time - he graduated with honors with a secondary education degree - was hired as a high school history teacher and football coach - gave the commencement speech at the University's graduation ceremony - received department honors from the Education Department - and was named Outstanding Athlete of the Year - and lost his mother. I did not have the honor of meeting his mother. She must have been an amazing woman because she raised an amazing young man.

Card for Matt
~Base card - olive green card stock
~Layer of black card stock
~Layer of PaperTrey Ink Kraft card stock - stamped with leaves by Taylored Expressions
~Spellbinders oval die cut - smudged leaving the die in place, stamped with leaves
~Butterfly stamp and die by Hero Arts
~Vellum strip with sentiment
Inspiration | Challenges
Scrap it Girl - things with wings
Dragonfly Dreams - things with wings
Crafts and Me - add wings
Open Minded - wings
Fussy and Fancy - things with wings

Here's to inspirational young graduates, their futures, and those who nurtured them.

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Just beautiful!! Love those stamps... they are gorgeous! Love the sentiment on vellum too!! Man!! I need to pull the vellum out!! You guys are giving me so much inspiration! This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  2. Nancy, this is a wonderful card to give to that young man after such a loss. I know he'll love it!

  3. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  4. Simply beautiful! I love the elegance and softness, so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! :)

  5. Stunning card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  6. What a beautiful creation. Love the elegant details. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

  7. what a gorgeous card for such a sad occasion. He really seems like a fabulous young man!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  8. Wow what a touching story. I'm sure he will love your card it is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl.

  9. Beautiful card love the colour combination, thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

  10. So pretty. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

  11. lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl

  12. I love the layering and the vellum on this pretty! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!


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