Happy Saturday everyone!!  I’m super excited today!!  My first born is graduating from high school today!!  I’m super excited and overcome with emotion.  I feel happy, excited, sad, scare and curiosity all at the same time.  I knew this day would come but it sure seems like it came so super fast.  Just yesterday he was walking with me to my college classes. Now he will be off to his own college.  Totally a full circle moment for me.  I love him with all my heart and soul!!  I know that he will do well on this new journey in his life.  I hope he loves college as much as I did!!




Sticking to the CASology challenge, I created a fun card for my son to let him know that he made it and this is just the beginning!!

Take a look at my card:

Hooray (CAS)

I’m having fun with this cue card this week.   I’m not sure if you know, I love owls.  My favorite one is the white owl from Harry Potter.  I wish I could have one.  My daughter said she would buy one for me some day.  Yes!!

For this card, I used Gerda Steiner Designs Graduation Owl.  Its a free digital stamp from her store.  Super cute and fun to color!!

  1. I downloaded the image and used photoshop to place him on my cardstock.
  2. I printed the image onto the heavyweight cardstock, cut and scored to create a top folding card.
  3. I used Copic markers to color him in: Body: E31, E35,E37, White Gel Pen Stomach:R20, W0, W1, White Gel Pen Nose: 100 Eyes: BG0000 Cap: N5, Clear Wink of Stella
  4. Then I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Lunch Box Notes using Versafine Black Ink.
  5. I used the Envelope Punch Board to round the corners.

Nice, Easy, Clean and Simple!

I’m playing along with Gerda Steiner’s Share Your Design Challenge!


Supplies used:

Graduation Owl Digital Stampheavyweight cardstockPTI Lunchbox Love  Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!


10 thoughts on “Congratulations!!!

  1. Hi Kymona ~ Your son is incredibly handsome!! Congratulations to you both and I totally understand that this is a bittersweet moment….I felt the same way when each of my kids graduated. Enjoy the day!! Love and HUGS to you both.
    PS: Your card is awesome too.

  2. Kymona, congratulations to your son…and YOU! Best of luck to him in college…I’m sure he’ll be wildly successful, just like his mom! I love the card you made for him…nothing says it better than a wise owl! You should link your card up to Gerda Steiner’s Share Your Design challenge!

    • Thank you so much Judy!! I really appreciate your sweet comment. I have to admit I’m a bit nerves but I guess all parents are. Thanks for the heads up on the challenge. I entered. I had no idea she ran that challenge.

      • I have two kids entering junior year of high school this fall…I can’t believe how fast high school is going! You look as young as your son…he is such a handsome young man (beautiful eyes!!!). Enjoy this time…and pat yourself on the back, you should be proud of both of you! Glad to see your card in the pool over at GSD!

  3. Congratulations to you and your son, Kymona! It is a very exciting time – I have one that graduated last year and my baby is heading into his senior year. A wise owl is the perfect image to use for this card!

  4. Heavens Kymona!! What an achievement!! You must be so proud!!! Well done Mama – YOU need a congratulatory card!!! I agree with Judy – very handsome young man, and you look his age too!! How do you do it!! You are such an incredible young lady, Kymona, you really are!! Sweet card, by the way! I just love Gerda’s sweet designs. They always bring a big smile to my face! Hugs and high fives to you both!

  5. Congratulations on the graduation of your son – a very handsome young man by the way!!May he have the best that life has to offer as well as to offer life his best!Diana

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