Monday, May 30, 2016

Mojo Monday #450

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This week we get to play with a Tall and Skinny sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog :)  Love these as you can have embellishments, dies, banners etc. hang over the edge of a card and it will still fit into an A2 envelope!

I love this Watercolour Blue Daisy paper from Michael's so had to use it again.  It looks amazing with red and in accordance with my current obsession with these flowers from Beautiful Things, I used them again.  Sorry....just can't help myself.  I cut them out with the coordinating Beautiful Flowers Die Set and coloured the flower as per Lesley Croghan's gorgeous card here.  Added some black accents for some contrast, including the "beautiful" word die from the same die set.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.


Had a very busy week with my daughter's 12th Grade / Senior Commencement ceremony.  They were the largest graduating class on record for their high school topping out at 450 graduates (not big by US standards, but big for our part of the world).  Two valedictorian speeches (senior class voted and it was a tie - the first time it has ever happened - so they let both candidates speak), a tribute to one of the triplets who died in an ATV accident this spring along with the presentation of a beautiful, commissioned wood panel carving by a local Native Indian carver to the family, School Board, School president etc. speeches and finally each graduate walking the stage for their diploma.  Five and a half hours later we were done, and five and a half hours of sleep later I had to go work a twelve hour day!  Good thing it was a busy one as it kept me awake LOL!  

A few amazing statistics on this graduating class.  They won over $600,000 in scholarships and bursaries - amazing!  One student got a full ride, $250,000 hockey scholarship to an American university (we grow good hockey players up here in Canada wink, wink - after all, it is our national sport), another student received an $80,000, another $42,000, another $30,000 and two others got $20,000 scholarships.  My daughter got a $1,250 Fine Arts scholarship for her photography skills, and there was a host of others who received scholarships ranging from $200 - $2,000 dollars.  In addition, 56% of the graduating class is on the Honor Roll!!   Many students received scholarships for volunteering, community work and leadership, as well as athletic, academic, artistic and excellence awards.  It is a truly exceptional graduating class in so many ways and it was wonderful being able to celebrate with the graduates and their parents. 

Weekend didn't slow down any either....worked on Saturday, played taxi driver for my son's two reffing gigs on Sunday followed immediately by our family's May birthday celebration that evening!!  I am peopled out and quite exhausted today - one more event and I would have been calling the men in the white suits to come and put me in a padded room with a straight jacket on LOL.  The joys of being an introvert and needing down time to recharge.  

Trusting you had a good weekend.  Enjoy the sketch and look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery :)

Challenge:  Simon Says




  

  
What Is In It?
Stamps:  Beautiful Things (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Watercolour Blue Daisy (Recollections at Michael's), Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black
Accessories: Beautiful Flowers Die Set and Stitched Pennants (A Cut Above by Verve), Twinkling H2Os, Twine, Dimensionals

12 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Marisa, this is GORGEOUS! I love this flower and can't wait to color one up! I love your take on the sketch and always love your DP! Hugs!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa. Love the coloring on your flower. Congrats to your daughter.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Love the flowers and word die! Wonderful take to the sketch!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maris this is coloured so beautifully, I love all the white space!

Kim S said...

Congratulations!! Your graduation pictures on Facebook were lovely. What an amazing class she has been part of. She's blessed, because I think that being surrounded by talented and dedicated students give others the drive to excel- in other words, it's accepted - it's not just weird to work hard.

I adore the card. The image and paper work so well together. I love the soft blues with pops of red. Gorgeous!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the colors.

cm said...

Sighhh....another lovely showcase of that oh-so-pretty flower. Swoon! Thank you for sharing the impressive details about your daughter's graduation class! I agree with Kim: the determination and persistence of others can have such a positive impact, as you've clearly made evident. The grad photos on FB: fantastic! I know the world will open its doors to your wonderful, talented, bright, beautiful daughter...
Hugs~c

Georgiana said...

Very pretty! I just love your flower.

Lynn Hoyt said...

Beautiful Marisa! Love that pop of red and that whimiscal flower

Virginia Lu said...

This card is absolutely pleasing to the eyes! Love the placement, colors and balance! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Sybrina K said...

Marisa, This is absolutely beautiful! Love how you interpreted the sketch and your color combo is stunning. Thanks so much for the kind words you left when visiting my blog. :)

nwilliams6 said...

Really pretty, Marisa. Love the colors and the angle of make up of the tag. Super card. Hugz