Monday, June 11, 2012

Bloggers Challenge- Anniversary

My daughter graduated again this year from Ohio State University with her Master's Degree in Education!  (Last year, she graduated with her BA).  So, on this Anniversary- taking creative liberties here- I made a card using Technique Junkies techniques called Depth of Field and layer up.
 The Red (Crimson), Gray and Black are The Ohio State University school colors. Images are Grad hat is Stampin Up (retired) and sentiment Close to My Heart.
  To join in the Bloggers Challenge for this week, join in Mr Linky Below.  BC 'Mom' Lisa's Blog can be located HERE
  It was very hot- a blazing 90 degree day and a 3 hour ceremony- the grads were sitting in the hot sun.....

 Here we are prior to the ceremony. I had to take a fun pic of Katie's from the side:

 At The Ohio State University, the ENTIRE class graduates together- all Bachelor's candidates, all Masters, Doctors, PhD's....etc  There were over 10,000 grads in the ceremony- here they are filling up the end zone. It is amazing to see this process of the grads coming in- the PhD's get their names called individually, the rest are awarded their diploma's in the 'exit march'. 

I love the flag raising ceremony:
And finally, in the sea of graduates, here is Katie receiving her diploma:

Wahoo!!!  What an accomplishment!  We sure are proud parents!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Shelly
Such wonderful news, congratulations to your daughter - great photographs you shared and the card, it is perfect.

jimlynn said...

And you should be proud!!! Congrats again!
Pretty HOT graduation!!!

jimlynn said...

Well mercy me......I forgot all about telling you much I liked this card! Really like the way you did the background with all the little grad hats - and the sentiment is wonderful!

Karli said...

Congratulations to your family & your daughter! It's si interesting to see how different schools organize their graduation ceremonies. When I graduated I went through three: one general, one for science majors, & one for Latino students. After all that work, I was happy to walk all those times! Hugs~

Tammy said...

Such a very exciting time in you and your daughter's life! I wish her much success! The pictures are terrific, thanks for sharing them!
Your card is terrific and love that you were able to incorporate the school's colors!

Donna said...

What an accomplishment indeed! Congratulations to the graduate and from my alma mater too and with the very same degree! It's been a while since we moved away from Ohio State. We left in 1987. Gorgeous card. I bet your daughter loved it! Congrats to the proud parents too!

shamela said...

Congratulations....what an accomplishment....many South Africans do their Masters part time so it takes more than 1 year...I am sure you must be very proud.... Wishing your daughter all the future success - your card is lovely....I have the same stamp.....Will store the idea in my memory banks...



kiwimeskreations said...

Love that card - the colours are fabulous and the sentiment took centre stage as it ought. You are very rightly a proud Mama!

Darlene said...

Hi Shelly! WOW!! A Huge CONGRATS to your 'again' graduated daughter ... I can only imagine how proud you must be! And, your family is BEAUTIFUL!!
Speaking of beautiful ... your cards are always fabulous! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful day!

Margaret said...

Congrats to Katie. What an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats to Katie! The sentiment is perfect for your graduation card!

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card, love the background you created and congrats to your daughter!

Laura said...

hello Shelly, Congratulations to your daughter!!! And yu have a beautiful family. The card is lovely I love how you used it as a background.TFS