My Granddaughter, the Graduate!
This beautiful young woman is my 18-year-old granddaughter, Ashleigh. Ashleigh just graduated from high school, but the graduation ceremony won’t take place until October. Ashleigh will be entering college in the fall to study social work. Here long-term plan is to go on to university after college to work on one or two degrees.
In the meantime, Ashleigh is working very very hard to earn and save money for her education. She was hired at Tim Horton’s a few months ago, and since then, has proven herself to be so reliable, punctual and efficient that her boss has promoted her to supervisor! Way to go Ashleigh. Some days she starts work at 5 a.m. some nights she still working long after most of us are in bed. Last week she worked 55 hours! How many teens do that? I am a very very proud Grammie!
My husband and I wanted to give Ashleigh a gift certificate for her college book store, and it just didn’t make sense to wait until her graduation ceremony takes place in October. So, here is the card I made for my sweet granddaughter.
I wanted to make Ashleigh’s card very pretty and pink. I found this gorgeous sheet of paper with some embossing on it and it was perfect for my project.
The card has a double fold, so I tied it with a pink ribbon to keep it closed. I added three little gem stones to make it sparkle, just like Ashleigh’s eyes!
Here is how the card opens. This style has lots of panels inside for messages, graphics and sentiments.
The bottom flap opens down to reveal a jumping-for-joy graduate. She’s all done up in pink, in keeping with the overall theme of the card. (This image is available from Mo’s Digital Pencil).
I wrote a special message, just for Ashleigh. As always, I ended the message with, “Love you more than chocolate!”
Here is what the card looks like when it’s opened all the way.
It was really fun to make a girly card, with little rosebuds and lots of pink!
I’m already looking forward to Ashleigh’s college graduation. Yippee, I get to make another card!
You can see more of my creations on my Globug Ideas Pinterest page.