Friday, June 3, 2011

Graduation, CAS

I am now officially the mother of a High School student. 

Just ignore that anguished wail of a mother who can do nothing to stop her babies from growing up.

Sigh. Ok.  I'm not going to dwell on the fact that my little boy is quickly becoming a young man.  A young man who received an academic award for a GPA above 3.5.  A young man who also was pinned by The Toad for the Junior National Honor Society (Sorry.  Had to brag just a bit!!  What else is a proud mama to do?!!) A young man who is now officially 5 inches taller than me.  Who has a wing span longer than The Toad's.  A young man who borrowed his father's shoes for graduation.  A young man who is is sprouting hair above his upper lip (really?!!)

I REALLY need to stop thinking of all this or I am going to need some serious medication to get through the next four years.  This growing up thing was NOT in the "What to Expect" books that I read. 

Or maybe I just skipped that chapter thinking it wouldn't happen for a VERY long time. 

Reality has a way of smacking you right between the eyes!


OK!!  I'm sure that none of you stopped by to listen to me whine about my kids growing up too fast.  So, I'll put that all aside to share the card that I made for the kiddo's classmates.  Since I was making 22 of these, I tried to keep them fairly clean and simple. 

Base:  4 1/4" Pure Luxury.  Mat:  SU's Real Red.  Die cuts of hat and diploma from QuicKutz.  Not quite enough detail to suit me, so I did some shading with Copics and a Inkssentials opaque pen.  Used my Scor Buddy for the embossed edge.  Stamp is from SU (I think it is from All Year Cheer). 

I'm off to make some more graduation cards.  I need 5 more before the weekend is done!  YIKES!

'Till then.................enjoy the moment.  They tend to fly by before you know it!



Nothing like a little hairy upper lip to bring you back to reality! No matter how his voice changes, how much hair he has on his face, he will always be your little boy! My daughter is 38 and she is still 2 in my mind.....but then I'm still 26 too!

Love the card....I really like the clean lines...very nice!

Sylvia said...

Congratulations, mom! and son! His picture is wonderful, my sons would never smile that big and nice, he looks so happy! Love the card you made so many of! YOu are a wonderful mom, I keep telling you that!

Louisiana Belle said...

Congrats to the new graduate!! What an exciting time for him. And a scary one for you. Take care. :)