Monday, June 15, 2015

CASology Week 150 - Graduation




Full Definition of COMMENCEMENT
: an act, instance, or time of commencing.
 
 
Oh the joy for that grad!  But also a very bittersweet time for the parents.  Of course we're full of pride for our child's accomplishments during these twelve years.  We hope for bright futures with little hardship, career choices that will make them happy in life; successful.  It is their beginning.  But there are those secret times, when alone, and no one is listening that we almost wish we could do it all again ... yep, every single day of it. 

For CASology Week 150:

 
Good luck, to the grads.  Cheers to the parents... cheers to a new beginning for those empty nesters - find the joy in it, as well.
 
=] Michele


22 comments:

Amy Rohl said...

Rad card, Mich! LOVE the pop of red against the neutrals. Nailed it!

Ardyth said...

Cool - I will be casing this for sure! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Michele!

Brenda said...

Oh boy, you have hit my weak spot with this one Michele! I love this grad card, it is full of fun just like grads are! It took my back to last year when my baby graduated-I couldn't believe that day had came so fast and yes, I would do it all over again if I could. Why is it so hard to let go of our children. And I can truly say it doesn't matter how many children you have, it is hard to let go each one of them. An empty nest scares the daylights out of me! lol But come Aug, we will have an empty nest once again and once again I will be counting down the months until his second year of college is over and my baby will be back home once again. Only one day he won't be coming back home, but moving on to a life of his own in his own place. Thank God we have grandkids!! lol Thanks for the trip down memory lane....I think. lol Hugs, Brenda

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE it, girl!! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I call a winner in this amazing card, Michele! So RAD!!! xo

Taunya Butler said...

Cool, cool graduation card, Michele!!! And spot on about the feelings that parents of grads feel!! You are a remarkable stamper and card creator!! Have an awesome day!!

Cat Craig said...

Fantabulous...not enough new adjectives...Continually in awe of your creativity! Love the "Rad" in red. SO cool. so hip. you rock.

Lisa said...

Caaaaaute card Michele!!

Barb Ghig said...

Really cool graduation card, Michelle! I love your choice of elements and the color combo is fabulous!

Charlene said...

What a fabulous design Michelle!!!

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful graduation card. Love the color choices and your inlaid die cuts.

Petra Swart said...

Everything about this cool card is just fabulous, Michele!!! Love it!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Karen King said...

I love it! So creative, any grad would love this! Fabulous job!

Susi Kelly said...

Ingenious play on words on this awesome card, Michelle! Also love how you left the diecut nestled in it's spot.
Definitely an exciting, sad & scary time in one's life - exciting new beginning, sad to leave familiar friends & places behind, and scary at the challenge the future brings! Seize the future, I say!

~amy~ said...

Did you write this post for me?! Love this grad card!

Happy Dance said...

Our nest has been empty for a long time now. I miss the sound of kids' voices, the laughter, and the exchanges of *life* we all shared. But time only marches forward, and there have been wonderful times for these kids of ours. Life is good at all stages! Great card, btw. Love the grays and reds. Love the inset circle. Love the simplicity of this card. You so rock! Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...I know just what you mean. My daughter will graduate from college in the winter and we are as proud of her as can be...would not change a thing but I too would do it all over again, I have nothing but happy memories!
Now on to your card...this is so fun and as creative as they come. Just love it!

Bobby said...

Such a fun and unique graduation card, Michele.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Deepti said...

Super fun!

Anita in France said...

Cool, stylish and rather spectacular, Michele ... oh, was that an unintentional play on words??! Oops! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Fabulous card, my friend, and oh, but you are so right about the longings for the 'roads not traveled.' Knowing what I know now about being a teacher, I would have chosen another path. This one was good, but...burnout isn't fun! Then again, I might not have discovered card-making had I gone another route (or I may have found it sooner). I think I'll just be grateful for what I have - and that includes YOU as a friend!
Hugs~c