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Monday, May 28, 2012

Graduation? No Mas!!

As I mentioned a few days ago, I had a gang of graduation cards to make recently for a friend of my mother. After trying to pull myself together a bit, I had a run and finished up all the cards. My brain kept believing that putting cards together in an assembly line fashion was supposed to be easier than creating one card at a time, but that did NOT turn out to be my experience! The coloring took forever - even with me coloring all of the same thing on each image at the same time. The six cards in the bottom of the picture below took me a full day - actually more than a full work day - to complete...  (Told you I was slow!)

Would you believe after all that looking for the camera cord, I forgot to use the darn camera?? I just remembered it, but the cards are all gone..
Okay, here are the cards...

This is the first one which I showed the other day. The image is Grad Anya by The Greeting Farm.

Then, I made a gatefold card with the same image. It has 2012 embossed on the inside panels. I made the little name circles in Word with one of my favorite fonts, Smiley Monster.

Challenges: Love to Create - Add a Sentiment, Anyone for Anya - Something Round

And with the same image once again, a card using the sketch at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I took my time to cut the squares like in the sketch, but my image is so big, you can't see that!

Challenges: Paper Pretties - Graduation Card

The rest of the cards use Sandra's Graduation from Sassy Studio Designs. I was looking for this image when I first started making these cards, but it was retired. I just happened to luck up when it was the Friday Freebie from Sassy in their PCP group! All six of the cards look like the two below...

Challenges: Hooked on Craft Challenges - All that Glitters, Totally Gorjuss - Something New, Sassy Studio Designs - Hats Off to You

Thank goodness for Linsey, the GDT this month! She glittered her cap and gown, and I thought that would be such an awesome way to cut down on my coloring time. I adding some shading before glittering. Who knew dabbing some Stickles on 6 tiny images would take so long?! I sure hope the graduates liked their cards...

I hope you all have been enjoying today - whether you're on holiday here in the States or if it was just another Monday. Thanks to all of you who visit my blog! I just noticed I have 300 followers!! Hmm, I wonder what good stuff I can find for someone...


  1. Fabulous job on all of them Trina. Beautiful coloring and design. Love them all!

  2. Great job with the cards, Trina! Mass producing is not as easy as it looks. Kudos to you for getting them done and they all look great.

  3. Hi, Trina! These are fabulous! Your coloring is always perfect and I just love your work. I am slow, too, so I feel your pain. Thanks so much for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Great Job!
    Big Hugz,

  4. Hi Sweetie, wow that looks amazing! I can imagine it took you ages, but is was definitely worth it! Hugs, Frea

  5. Trina these are fabulous! Beautifully colored, love the shine on the hair. I'm sure the graduates will love them. Wow, that's a lot graduation parties! We don't have a single one this year.

  6. Trina they are all super great! Love the way you colored and used the glitter! Here's hoping you are feeling much better! Hugz!

  7. OMG no kidding you were busy.... that's a huge amount of cards to make!!!!!! But they turned out amazing.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  8. WOW!!! You are amazing and so are these cards!!!

  9. WAHOO! So glad you got them all done! I am sure she was very happy! They look great! HUGS

  10. Wow that's a huge production!! They look fantastic and well worth all that hard work :)

  11. You took on quite a project and really rocked all the cards. I'm sure all were we'll received. Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  12. Trina,these cards are fabulous,I love them. Thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's Dgital Expressions.

  13. Very Nice Trina.. Slow is Good.. I love the White Gown.


  14. OH my goodness how SWEET!!! I love it! Very beautiful. Great job girly! YOU did it again.

  15. Hi, what a fun graduation card with Anya, she did study a lot her face has turned red!!
    Thanks for joining ANYONE FOR ANYA,
    Ciao AFA DT Blankina

    1. Just one of those things that happen when you photo with a phone!

  16. Wowzers, Trina! You've been busy! Such amazing cards! Love your coloring! They look gorgeous! I know what you mean about making multiples of the same card -- I'd be so bored and uninspired after the first couple. :)

  17. Yay! We both make stuff! haha awesome :) These cards are so great! I bet they all love them.

    Thanks for playing with us at {ANYONE FOR ANYA}!

    Annie Rose

  18. This one is WAY too cute. Love it!Love it! Love it!

  19. All the cards are gorgeous, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  20. Yea you got them all done! They look wonderful and love the variation in them.


  21. wow Trina, these are fantastic, love them. The glitter gowns look great, and yes it does take a long time to dab stickles, lol I pefer to run them through the Xyron and glitter, no paper warping, but then you have all the cutting and paper piecing to do :)

  22. These are Just Beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Add a Sentiment! We Would Love to Have you Come Create with us again Really Soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  23. Wow, what a great job you did! They all look wonderful, fantastic! Thanks for joining the challenge at AFA and hope you come back some more!

  24. Beautfiul cards thanks for sharing with us this week over at Love to Create Challenge blog, Big hugs Jo xxx


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