Friday, May 30, 2014

Graduate Gift

Sketch Inspiration - Freshly Made Sketches #138

I've already posted the card I made for one of my bestie's daughters who just graduated from college
and has been accepted to Law School
how flippin awesome is that?!
With a little girl and husband to raise, she did that!
And is going to do more :-)
So I thought, "hey, you should do more for her"
a little something to keep giving.
I called my 94 year old father-in-law (yes my hubby was a late in life surprise for them)
I asked him to make her a special pen (yes he still works in his woodshop!)
but this pen isn't made from wood...
Isn't it beautiful?!

I made her a little tag to maybe use as a bookmarker, I don't know if she will or not

A little pick-me-up sentiment for when she starts doubting her self with a "what the heck am I doing" moment that I know she'll have, especially when she's missing her family.

Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. Each Moment is Success

Flower Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Wild Poppy Silhouette

Leaves Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Make Your Mark

Butterfly - UmWowStudio Nature Walk Butterfly (I covered it with Zing embossing powder in 3 colors before melting it - these are So Much Fun!)

threw on some dew drops, a bit of twine & some seam binding

Then I tied it all to just a blank dark green cardstock which I wrote her a short note on the back of, it's going postal today


  1. Very pretty and inspirational tag! So cool that your FIL is crafty too and still at it at 92! I like to believe that having a hobby you love keeps you young at heart.

  2. this is so pretty. your daughters friend will cherish it!

  3. very nice to cherish your daughters friend!

  4. So much pretty detail in this. :)

  5. Wow Paula, way to step outside the box. I love it! Such a nice thing to do for the young lady....

  6. Great Graduate Gift!! Love the senti! You did a fabbo job here!

  7. Beautifully detailed! Lovely tag! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  8. What a pretty tag! Your daughter's friend will definitely appreciate it! Love that butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. What a thoughtful gift, that you have created!

  10. Beautiful tag/bookmark and pen! Good luck to your friend's daughter!