Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Graduation Season

For me, this time of the year (besides being a lei-making season) marks the poignant passage of youth. I can’t help wondering if the graduates know what lies ahead of them without the safety net of a structured school system. Even if the student continues to college there will be so much freedom that they might crash from the exhilaration of too many unsupervised choices. Therefore, it is with congratulations and trepidation that I made and mailed graduation cards. I found the Hero Arts Clear Designs rubber stamps called Happiness Messages to be very appropriate as sentiments for graduation.
(See photos. Click to enlarge.) The hula girl card was made to go with the graduation lei necklace (in the recycled corrugated soap box) featured in this month’s website project. Gift money can be slipped behind the front card that is woven in the slits of the back card. The butterfly on the other card is from the floral department at Ben Franklin Crafts where there are many choices of bugs and birds made from real feathers. Well, I need to work on a card and gift for a niece, whose birthday I forgot…sigh, getting old.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn Just love the new blog look
I just love your projects you have on your site you provide us with such great ideas maybe one day we can see you on the joy of crafting show, doing one of your fabulous crafty projects.
one happy crafter