Friday, March 29, 2013

{Congratulations} card

Just sharing a congratulations card today. I gave this card to our friends' daughter who had just recently been accepted to the university of her choice. I watched this young lady growing up since she was in preschool and now she is heading to teacher's college!

This music video (Sunrise Sunset) from Fiddler on the Roof certainly came to my mind. I still vividly remember singing this very song with my room mate when I was in university!  Now I feel OLD (lol)!
{CONGRATULATIONS}

Card stock: Earth Layering Paper by Hero Arts, white (Recollections)
Stamps: Single Starburst, Newspaper Skyline by Hero Arts
Inks: Butter Bar Shadow Ink, Orange Neon, Wet Cement by Hero Arts
Accessories: SRM Press (sentiment), gemstones (Recollections)

Since we are on a congratulatory theme, on a personal side,...my daughter Stephanie has been accepted into the PhD (in Health Studies and Gerontology) program that she applied to. She has decided to follow her academic dream and has already set her sights on the PhD project that she will be passionate about.  

This is how Stephanie came to realize that she should just.do.it!
The following is her brief blog post about the process. 
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This is it!
Supervisor: Completing a PhD is ten times harder than a Masters. You've really got to choose something you love.
Me: ...I know. I'll give it more thought.
Supervisor: No! Stop thinking. Go with your gut. You're smart and you've got options. Choose what makes your heart beat faster!

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I think I like her supervisor, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy weekend!

38 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful card! Congrats to Stephanie! I am sure she will do well with what she chooses.

Sheila H said...

First, congratulations to Stephanie! Your card, Virginia, is awesome. I love the neon colors combined with the neutral! Have a great weekend :)

Greta said...

Wozer--what a fun card, Virginia--love it & I know your friend will, too. How wonderful for your daughter--seeing her dreams come true.

Barb said...

Oh, I am sooo happy for Stephanie! Tell her "big congrats" from me please! You must be such a proud mama!

Love your fabulous card too, V! The colorful "fireworks" stamped over the buildings are perfect for the occasion! Your friend's daughter will love it, I'm sure!

Laura B. said...

Beautiful card with those neon bursts! Your photography does such a good job capturing the neon colors. So happy for your daughter! You must be such a proud mom.

donna mikasa said...

I am so happy for Stephanie! That girl will certainly go far in life--it's her destiny! Oh, and I LOVE your card! So vibrant and fun!

Alice Wertz said...

a perfect card for two amazing good news!! congratulations to your friend and your girl! wow! always the best wishes for what she choose to do! those fireworks in your card must have reflected your feeling. so bright and happy! love it! thanks so much for all the inspiration and hope you have a wonderful weekend! (never too early, right?) =)

paula laird said...

Congratulations to your dd & to you. I love your card, it looks amazing. Have a wonderful day.

joy said...

Great card - I love that starburst for fireworks!! Congratulations to Stephanie; she has great role models in you and Dr. John. I am sure she will achieve great things!!

lenny said...

Great card!! Love the fireworks!! :)
Congrats to your daughter!! AWESOME news!!
Happy weekend and Happy Easter!! :)

Lynn said...

My heart is singing for Stephanie! Big huge congratulations to her and to you/Dr. John. I'm sure you're smiling from ear to ear.

PS Love your card!!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very pretty,Congrat to your daughter,Happy Easter...

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Congratulations Stephanie!! This card is so awesome Virginia! Love the colours, love the design, love love love!!

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful card, and TERRIFIC news!! Have a great weekend!

Kanan Pandya said...

So pretty card with great details on it, Virginia. Congrats to your daughter too. :-)

Annette said...

congrats to your daughter that is so awesome..

Your card is gorgeous.. I really love that starburst..

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card Virginia! Love the contrast of the soft color of the buildings and the neon fireworks. And how exciting for Stephanie! What a talented family you have!

Cindy C. said...

Really beautiful card! Congrats to Stephanie, what great news!!

Anita Rex said...

What a great congrats card! I love the fireworks in the neon colors! Wow that is beyond awesome that your DD got into the Phd program! Whoo hooo!

Leni said...

Awesome card! Love the neon splash and the silver really pops!
Greet Stephanie from me! Congratulations to her; she will succeed I think! Wish her luck!

conil said...

What a great congrats card... really brightened my day. And many congrats to your daughter too...lots of work but so worth it if you have passion about your topic.

Lin said...

Huge congrats to Stephanie - what a big step for her!

Vicky said...

Congrats to Stephanie and to proud mom!!! Love you card, always colorful and happy!

Sylvia Blum said...

So happy for you and your daughter, Virginia! Wishing her all the best on her way!

Virginia, your card is STUNNING!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it! Amazing!

Sylvia xx

Barb Ghig said...

What a gorgeous card, Virginia! I love the color combo of the bright star bursts paired with the soft skyline...just beautiful!

A HUGE congratulations to your daughter for being accepted into her PhD program...WOW! You must be so, very proud of her!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post with us! (HUGS) to you!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the neon starbursts! What a great card, Virginia! And big congrats to Stephanie! That's wonderful!

Marilyn said...

Congrats to Stephanie! You and Dr. John must be so proud of your very smart and beautiful daughter! :))
Your card is so lovely too...love those bursts of color and the pearls!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Virginia you must be so so proud! A hug congratulations for your daughter Stephanie. Your card, BTW, is fantastic. I love the cityscape!

Rachel W K said...

AH-maze-zing card a CONGRATS to stephanie!!!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Perfect card it shines, congrats to Stephanie, good on her.Hope your having a wonderful holiday weekend...

Barbara said...

What a nice card for such happy times!

pcm said...

congratulations! you must be super proud of her!!!

Laura Jane said...

Gerontology, a noble study:) Congratulations!
LOVE neon fireworks!

Rose said...

awesome card and congrats to your girl :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Congrats to your dd, you must be so incredibly proud! Your card sets off fireworks!

Kelly Griglione said...

What a happy card, to have the starbursts in fun colors, and keep the skyline/sentiment in gray! Love that you have the gemstones in places other than the center of the bursts too.

AND, way to go Stephanie and pursuing a PhD! Way to go MOM for raising such a successful and driven daughter!! What great news, indeed.

MarcyK924 said...

I had no doubt Stephanie would get in! She will make a big footprint on this earth of ours, you just watch! You GO Stephanie! Congratulations! XO

And I saw this card on FB - fell in LOVE with it! Perfect congrats card!@

Suzanne said...

Oh, congrats to Stephanie!!!! Tell her I said not to think about it either. Just go at it and chip away at it one little bit at a time and before she knows it, she will be done! Woo hoo! If she ever needs help with any biostatistics, you know who to call! ;)