Saturday, June 14, 2008

Busy Week and A Card. . .Yay!

Hey Everyone! Happy Saturday to y'all! Wow, I'm back from my busy, busy, crazy week! LOL!

Well, I spent the whole week cleaning out my garage and you know, I was delusional thinking that I could clean out my garage in a week. Yeah, right! I haven't even touched the surface of what I need to do to get my garage cleaned out! I think a month will be a more realistic timeline to get it where I want to. I busted my buns all week and the garage still looks like a mess. Whaaa!!!

I decided I needed a break from cleaning out my garage and worked on this card this afternoon!

You're saying. . .wow, there's a lot of stuff going on with your card, Maria! LOL! Yeah, I know! I kept going and going and going but that's okay. . .I had fun making this card. I haven't created a single thing for the whole week and it was just so darn nice to be able to finally sit down and make a card.

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils with gamsol and I used my Copic Markers to color the background. I, basically, layered the images using various stamps. The designer paper is by K&CO and the cardstock I used are SU Certainly Celery and River Rock.

This week has been crazy busy because my son graduated from high school yesterday! Yipee!! It was a flurry of activities for him. In between cleaning out my garage, I had to drive him back and forth to school for various Senior events and graduation activities!

Check out his pretty lei. My family sent a bunch of leis from Hawaii! It arrived just in time for the graduation ceremony yesterday evening!! I was so touched that they remembered to send him a lei. . .it was their way of congratulating him and bringing a bit of "Aloha" to my son's special moment!

I took this photo in front of our house! I wanted to take a few pictures of him with his lei on before we headed off to the ceremony. I knew that after the ceremony he would probably look sweaty and stuff.

Here is a picture of the graduation ceremony. It was held on the football field at the high school.
My son was like the 30th student to walk up to get his diploma and for the rest of the ceremony we had to sit through 700 more students.
Okay. . .it was a long, long ceremony.

This was taken after the ceremony. I took so many pictures of him and his friends! I wanted to take as many as possible because I know he probably won't see many of his classmates again. Everyone will be going off to college and they may never cross paths again which is very sad in a way.

Of all the photos taken with his friends, I sort of liked this one the best. It's a picute of friends hugging and congratulating my son. It just captures the moment in a way that really shows my son's true emotion.

This is another awesome shot! It's just so real and it captures exactly what I think my son was feeling. . .HAPPY!
Congratulations, Anton! You made it!

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Teri said...

I love this card Maria! Congrats to Anton! The lei is so pretty. Really brought some Aloha to his graduation. OMG, 700 students??? My niece's graduation only had 216 students. TFS!!

Fe-Fe said...

A huge Congratulations to your son on his graduation. You got some great photos of him. You must be very proud, he's a very handsome boy.

I love your card. Great colours and a fab stamp!

Fe x

Linda said...

Wow, what a week for you and your family. Congraulations to your son on his graduation. Here's to a wonderful future for him.
Linda Peterson

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

Hey Maria,

I LOVE your card, it's pretty, cute and looks indeed like you've had a lot of FUN with it. LOVE it!!!!

Your darling son is HANDSOME!!! I will have to remember your tip on taking a few photos prior to the graduation, because of sweat.... I hope I remember that one when it is Chazz' turn. Wow girl... your baby has finally graduated.... how do you feel?!?! He definitely look like he is relieved, and happy about it all. I am so happy that your family were able to send a lei up, he's gotta have the aloha, and doesn't it feel GREAT to show off that you are from Hawaii?!?!?! LOL!!!!

Way to go Anton!!!

Big Hugs,

Diane said...

Congrats Anton!!!! You must be sooo
proud Maria! What a handsome young man,perfect smile!!!
You are so right on friends moving and losing track,it's sad but it's the way it goes.
Your card is gorgeous btw,I love it when your cards are loaded,it never looks like there's too much!
No matter what you put on your cards they are always beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations to your son! What a big milestone... it must be bitter-sweet for you... I know you are very close to your kids... is he going to a nearby collage?
Great card... love the cute image nad the coloring... TFS!

Tracy.H said...

These are great pics, Maria! That is one handsome boy you have there! :0)

TA Carbone said...

Welcome back. It seemed longer than a week :) Congratulations to your son for a great ackomplisement


Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats to your son, and I love your busy card, i love busy.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Hi Maria,
That card you made is gorgeous and your son too! :0) What a fabulous set of pictures for him to remember his big day by. You are a GREAT photographer. That's so sweet that your family sent him a lei. Congrats! Hope the garage comes together for you sooner rather than later. You've inspired me to clean up too. (If only I can make myself take a blog break!) :0) mel

Rita said...

Beautiful card Maria, so nice & colorful, perfect for summer!

Congrats to your son & he looks so happy! Now it's on to college!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

Shannon McGann said...

Congratulations to you and your son, Maria! That's wonderful. These are great photos - they really capture the moment!

Beautiful card, too! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Your card is wonderful, Congratulations to the graduate, looks like he is ready for the next step. Great photos

Baking a wish said...

Great card. I wanted to say congratulations to your son on graduating. He looks like a nice young man. An exciting time in his life. My mom had me in Hawaii at Tripler hospital and lived in Hawaii for about three years. My dad works with Hawaiian students now also, so the Aloha Spirit is definitely a part of our life.

Ila said...

I love your Gorgeous card!! love all the colors and dimension!!
Congratulations to your son..what Fabulous photos you've captured...he looks very happy and is very handsome! Thanks so much for sharing Maria!!

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations to your son. I love, love, love today's card. I don't think I've seen you use this image before; it is so cute! You did a wonderful job with the layering, colouring and embellishments.

Tonniece said...

Hi Maria

What a beautiful card.
You must be so proud of your son, and what a cutie he is too.

Michelle said...

It looks like you had an eventful day! Congratulations to your son! I'll bet you're proud!
I love your card and all the detail you put into it.

specialcraftmom4 said...

How wonderful! Congrats on your son! What a happy time graduation is (:

kathleenh said...

Congratulations to your son Maria! How thoughtful of your family to send the leis. He looks like he had a great time at his graduation.

~Michelle~ said...

great photos of your son!!! Congrats to him and you!! ;)

Sankari W. said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation! What a great achievement - he looks so happy and the leis are so beautiful. You must be so proud. Wishing him and your family all the best!
With love

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