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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Graduations.. and a Rant

Hello!  Today I actually have a couple of cards to share with you!  I made two custom graduation cards this week.  The first features Graduation Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs.  She is free over on Paper Craft Planet so that you can start their new monthly progressive freebie challenge.  The challenge this month is: You Did It Happy Graduation.  I also wanted to enter the current Dare To Be Sassy Thursday challenge #177 which is Black and White and a Pop of Color.  I created a twisted easel card because the mood struck me and I haven't made one in a while.  Papers are from my stash, left over from last year's graduation makes.  I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut her.  I love DT member Debbie's sassy grad hat easel card so I borrowed the idea from her.  You can find her lovely original HERE.  I used a Recollections sticker and a tassel for the center of the "hat".  I added flowers and a couple of rhinestones in the corners.  The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders Classic Ovals Nestabilities and matted on top of one of the Fancy Tags die cuts.  I added more flowers and rhinestones as well as a Martha Stewart border punch.


Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, R39, R81, R85, R89, RV69, YR24, Y23, Y32, YG11, BG000, N4, N6, N8).

For the next card I used the Saturated Canary 2012 Grad Girl image and Sweet Sunday Sketch #184.

She is colored with Copics and cut with Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities.  I then matted the image on the Picot Edge Circles Nestabilities.  I used another of the Class of 2013 Recollections stickers plus added flowers and flat back pearls.  Papers are Lovely Lilac from Stampin' Up and have been in my stash for quite some time.

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, R81, R85, BV02, BV13, BV17, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, YR24, Y23, Y32, B02, B06).

Now onto my rant...  That is the theme for Day 22 of the Blog Every Day in May challenge: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)

Nothing has me on fire today, but I have an ongoing issue with how "politically correct" this country has become.  It borders on redonkulous!  I, of course, do not want to be insensitive or insult anyone, but quite honestly I don't care if cheerleaders in Texas use Bible verses at games or if the Pledge of Allegiance has the word God in it.  Is this really what we tie up our justice system with?  And in my opinion, this applies to so many other areas besides religion.  I'd like to believe that I am tolerant enough to let others have their beliefs and allow them to display them without feeling threatened or discriminated against!  Really, America?  The fact that we are all so different is what makes life so wonderful and fascinating!  If it's not hurting people, why can't we teach our children to be open minded and curious?  Why can't we let others teach us their customs and beliefs?  Why is there only ONE right way?  Let's broaden our minds, open our hearts!  At the very least.. if you respect mine, I'll respect yours.  And this concludes my rant.  



Robin said...

Gorgeous cards! Hugs, Robin

ElamDesign33 said...

I love this Regan! (And I totally agree with your rant :-)
Miss you, but I'm glad you're still doing challenges. Thanks for joing us over at your Sassy Sisters!

Kate said...

Stunning as always my friend

karalschuknecht said...

Stunning cards, Regan. Both are beautiful. Karal

Heather D. said...

Amen sista! :-)