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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Simon RadGrad Grad Card for Daughter

My daughter received her Bachelor's degrees in Animation & Art History from Kansas City Art Institute KCAI in KC, Missouri in May 2014. She returned home to live with us (welcomed her since I missed her while she was away) and worked at Star Bucks and did free lance animation work for a CA company while living at home here. She started Master's Animation program at University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. In 2015 she began working as an intern in the quality assurance division for a company, GearBox, that creates games for gaming devices. 6 mths later she was made a contractor in the art/animation dept at GearBox. In 2017 she was hired full-time (they counted her intern & contractor time towards her full-time) salary at Gearbox. In May of this year 2018 she will receive her Master's degree in Animation from University of Texas at Dallas UTD. As part of her Master's program project she published a book on Animation. I have seen my daughter in a cap & gown 5 times (pre-school, Kindergarten, 8th grade, high school, KCAI) and look forward to seeing her once again wear a cap & gown. We are so proud of her! You can see many of her artwork creations on my blog right sidebar.

Rcvd the Simon Rad Grad stamp/die set recently & using for first time. The tag on front is gold foil but looks more copper like in color in photo.

      Supplies List  

Die-Namics: die - Tag Stax

ink: Delicata Golded Glitz, VersaFine Onyx Black

paper:  cardstock -  black, gold foil, white   scrapbook - Congrats words (inside card)

pen: black - used to doodle the swirl on inside card where daughter's name & our names
   will be written in calligraphy

sequins: 2 gold 

Simon Says Stamp: stamp/die - Rad Grad

tool:  MISTI 

Entering this into the following challenge(s):

4/22   Simon Says Stamp Mon   Ch Let's Doodle     5E(#5)  4/16
   Doodle - used to write swirls on inside of card

4/24    Simon Says Stamp Wed   Ch Sparkle & Shine    5E(#4)  4/18
   Sparkle/Shine - 2 gold sequins & gold foil

4/29  heARTful Stamping Ch   Anything Goes + stamp   2E(#1)   4/22
4/30   Crafty Hazelnuts Ch Patterned Paper    Apr 2018   UE  4/1
4/30   DLART   Apr Linky   1Eperday   no stack   4/1

5/3    Cardz TV   Anything Goes Des Ch#44   3E(#2)   4/20


  1. Wonderful card, the tag is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. What a talented daughter ! no wonder you are proud and what a great card for her.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a Great Day x

  3. Celebration Time - come on - It's time to celebrate! So Happy for your daughter --- she has wonderful talent - enjoy the journey!

  4. Great card and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  5. Well I know where she got her artistic talent! Good luck in the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

  6. Great card Melissa! You must be very proud of your daughter and I am sure she is thrilled to be done. woohoo! Celebrate :)