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Hello crafty friends!  We have a momentous occasion coming up next weekend in my family — my oldest son will be graduating from NCSU for Materials Science Engineering!  I am such a proud mama … my how these past four years have flown by!

May 2013 (9)Since Brandon was instrumental in teaching me how to use Adobe Illustrator and my electronic drawing table in order to illustrate the Paper Sweeties images, I thought it fitting to make him a card using Paper Sweeties stamps to celebrate his big day!

May 2013 (10)Here I dressed Jake in a cap and gown – complete with tiny diploma and tassle too!  For Jake’s pants, I used the You’re My Hero set, for the gown I used the Christmas Blessings set …

May 2013 (11)and all the sentiments were stamped using the You’re My Hero and So Proud of You stamp sets — perfect for any graduation … pre-school, kindergarten, middle school, high school or college — my son is 22 years old!

May 2013 (8)And here is his complete gift — the box was made using the Tiny Tucker Tab cut file and Round Off set from My Time Made easy and I stamped the ‘Celebrate’ using the Beautiful stamp set.

His ‘real’ cap and gown are ironed and hanging in the dining room awaiting the official ceremony next weekend — what a special day!  Thanks for letting me share a little bit of this proud mama moment with you all!

Challenges I found inspiration from:  CASE Study #139 – inspired by red/white/black; Simon Says Stamp – happy mail


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  1. Debbie – Congratulations to you and your son! It is certainly a proud Momma moment! What a wonderful day it will be and such a grand accomplishment too! I think it is so sweet that he was instrumental in helping you learn Adobe Illustrator etc to help start your company! Such a heartwarming post and I love the card and gift set you made for him! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Big congratulations to your son, Debbie! It is a huge proud moment in your lives! How sweet of him to help you with the Adobe illustrator. Love Jake all dressed up in gown and cap! And, the decorated box is a perfect gift! Enjoy the graduation and may your son have great success in his chosen career!

  3. Wow Debbie, first…congrats to your son! What an accomplishment. My daugher is also graduating in a few weeks and I know how hard those four years are on both the student and the family!! I love what you have done with Jake, that cap and gown is fabulous. I can’t wait to see Carly in hers!

  4. This is really cute, Debbie! He looks great! Thanks so much for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Happy Mail Challenge!

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