Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sketch Challenge 340

Hello again!
Today is Sketch Challenge day at SCS. The layout & my sample is below.
Take a look...

I made this card for Kelsey whom we just found out graduated high school from the University of Missouri! It's been a rough year for her so I wanted to make sure I got a card made in honor of a big milestone in her life.
She started high school back home at Eastern York High School. Completed 2 1/2 months before we signed her out to move to Joplin. We gave her a choice of either attending Joplin High School for the remainder of the year or do an online high school program. After much consideration she chose the online program at the University of Missouri.
It was tough at times getting things done because now she was teaching herself instead of a teacher doing it but she had alot of help thru her online teachers and completed the credits she needed to finish high school.
While we were back home in PA it was tough for her to see her friends nearing graduation and preparing for what was down the road for them. A tough pill for any parent to have to watch their child not being their for their high school graduation with classmates he or she have known since preschool. It makes me cry to think about it. She had many invites to attend graduation parties of friends but as it turned out we would soon be heading back to MO.
She weathered the storm and got back to MO to finish up what she needed to do to get her diploma and now see what life throws at her. We know she wants to attend Penn State York but hasn't really figured out a major yet. We also thought maybe come the fall she could enroll in spring classes because hopefully by then we would be back living in PA. As of now that dream of hers will be on hold until Shawn finishes what he needs to do here in MO so we can return back home. I'm still hoping that our return is sooner rather than later! In the meantime we are encouraging her to try to pick up a job so that helps with the time passing by. We are very proud of her and her accomplishments. This year has been filled with lots of unknowns and upside downs and she seems to keep pushing ahead, smiling at that!

Way to go, Kelsey! We are so very proud of you & your accomplishments!
The world is yours to conquer!

Sketch Challenge 340 Card:

Stamps: Happy Grad (set #81), Sketch an Event (set #82)
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, PTI White
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Brilliant Blue Grosgrain, Summer Sun Corduroy Button, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scor Tape

Oh I also used the colors of Eastern High School for her card.

Thanks for stopping by again!
Have a great day!


Carol L said...

AWWW, huge congrats to Kelsey for earning her diploma! I can only imagine what a tough year it's been for her, but she took the bull by the horns and dealt with the hand she'd been given. I know you're very proud of her too!
Your card is great, and I love your take on the challenge! Those happen to be my old high school colors too :)
I hope you're all enjoying your summer so far!

JD said...

Great job on the challenge...and Congratulations to Kelsey!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Boy you should be proud of Kelsy... what an accomplishment! Beautiful card GF!