Wednesday, June 29, 2011

College Graduation!! YOU DID IT!

My beautiful niece Rebecca just graduated from California State University of Monterey Bay.  I am so very proud of her!!  Everyone in the family took the trip up to Monterey to see my niece is 5 hour drive from Southern California...a lot of it along the beach, it was so very beautiful.

Here is Rebecca with my sister, Kelly, her husband, Chuck and my other niece, Jessica.  It was a cool summer day in Monterey.  We were all freezing!
Here is a picture of Rebecca with her son is the youngest...the one in back with the hat on backwards.  Since this picture was taken, he has grown 4 inches!!  I think he is almost 6 feet tall at 16 years old!

We stayed at the Portola Spa and Resort in what a beautiful hotel, right on the water in the middle of Monterey. So after the graduation, we all went back to my hotel room and celebrated! This is the banner I made with Graduation Tilda. Sorry the pictures are dark, it was hard to get good pictures in the room.

The banner says "Congrats Rebecca".  I used beautiful pink and green designer paper along with pink and green ribbons to tie the pennants together.  I would love to give credit for the pennant to the designer, but I am so very sorry to the incredibly talented and creative lady that allowed me to download the templates...I can't find a link to her blog!!  If anyone recognizes the pennants, please send me the link so I can give her credit.  Special thanks to her!!
I used lots of bling, the scrolls at the bottom of each pennant is pink and green gems and the pink and green letter is the glitter paper I got at Walmart.  Everything matched so perfectly.

Here's Tilda....I colored her with my copic markers and it matches the paper and flowers so well don't you think?  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid, what can I say, they have such beautiful flowers.

I used my Spellbinder dies to cut out the Tilda.  I also outlined my Tilda with a lite gray to make her stand out. 

My niece was so excited...we celebrated with Famous Cupcakes and Sparkling Apple Cider!  Yummy.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Father's Day Gift Card

I joined a new group on Paper Craft Planet and am so excited about all the new challenges and inspiration.  I love making 3D projects and Adele at AR Creations has some beautiful templates.  Adele posted a tutorial on making a card that looks like a men's suit.  My version is much larger, my son wanted to put a couple of things inside for his Dad.  What do you think?

The shirt slides into the jacket, or the button opens with son wrote a note to his dad on the shirt. 

I used a piece of 12 x 12 designer paper that is black and white from the glitter stack.  Hard to see, but the silver lines are glitter.  I used a button off of an old jacket of mine that I have had in my sewing box forever.

I rounded the bottom of the jacket and the bottom of the shirt by placing a bowl unside down on the paper and drawing a curved line.  It worked really good.  The tie was cut by hand..surprising it is so straight.

Hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Hugs, Teresa