Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Not the Typical Grad Card

Today I have a card I made for my nephew and it isn't the kind of graduation card I typically make, I usually use a cap & gown or diploma embellishment. But, Brodie isn't the typical graduate either. He has always been so dear to me and many times when he and his mom would disagree about something he would come talk to me for advice. Well, this time it was Mom wanting advice. Brodie has never made anything but A's all through school and has played sports and excelled at everything he has attempted but now that he is through high school, he has decided not to go to college. He is in love and wants to get married and go to work in the coal mines. Now, there is nothing wrong with being a coal miner, my husband is a retired coal miner as was my Dad and just about all my uncles and grandfathers. I am going to try to convince him to get a coal mining degree and then if he wants to be a coal miner he can start out in management which is a lot safer. I will see him in June and have thought hard about what to say to him, I thought this sentiment was very fitting.

I made this card for the MOJO Monday sketch. I used Travel Journal designer paper and Night of Navy. The piece made with the Top Note is also a pocket and I plan on adding money to it before giving it to him
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Andrea Ewen said...

Love the muted colors you used...very pretty card!

Michelle said...

What a lovely card and touching story.