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My favorite sister graduated from UIW today. Sure, she’s my only sister, but she’s my favorite nonetheless.  I am so happy that I got to watch her walk across that stage and get her hard-earned diploma. I don’t know if her two kids realize how hard their momma’s worked to get there, or how much she’s sacrificed to go back to school and finish her degree. I don’t know if her husband Bennie knows how much I adore him for being so supportive. I don’t know if my sister knows how proud we all are of her and of her accomplishment, or how happy we are to see her realize this goal.  I do know this: I love her to pieces.

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This card was totally inspired by Amy Westerman’s graduation card here, but made with my A Muse stamps, some patterned paper from Luxe, some ribbon from Papertrey, and a big ol’ red rhinestone brad, too. Good stuff. 

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18 Comments

  1. Posted May 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful card, beautiful sister, beautiful story. TFS

  2. Carol
    Posted May 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous card Jenn! You play the Proud Big Sister beautifully!

  3. Posted May 9, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    awwww, I love YOUR card better! When I first stopped by your blog, I saw it and said to myself…”geez, I totally have to case this card”! I especially love how you put polka-dotted (is that even a word?) the letters and hand wrote above it. Really, really beautiful Jenn! And the story you shared about your sister going back to school to get her degree was so touching. I can’t imagine doing that with two kids and a husband…I could barely handle it when I was young:)! Hugs! Enjoy your celebration together!

  4. Posted May 9, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    An absolutely stunning card Jenn!!! LOVE it!

  5. Posted May 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous card, Jenn! So sophisticated yet fun! I definitely see some family resemblance between you and your sister! Congrats to her!

  6. Posted May 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Oh girlie! You’re sister is ADORABLE and I can totally see a resemblance!! I love that card, it’s perfect for her. Hugs to you and congrats to her!

  7. NY2TXPATTI
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Great card and I love your family story! It’s wonderful to celebrate these happy times!

  8. Melissa
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    I love this card! Congrats to your FAVORITE sister!

  9. Posted May 10, 2009 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Okay, normally I just stalk here but I HAVE to say…your sister looks like your TWIN! LOL! You are both adorable! 🙂 Congrats to her…my sister just got her degree also. Fun times…gorgeous card too!

  10. Posted May 10, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful card and pictures! Love the black / white / red and the polka dots.
    Congrats to your sister!!

  11. Posted May 10, 2009 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Whoa – that card is a show stopper! Totally popped off my computer screen – LOVE it!!
    Kay

  12. Posted May 11, 2009 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I think your card is just perfect for the spunk your sister showed by going back to school!!!

  13. Posted May 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE your fabulous Grad card, Jenn!! Those pictures are priceless!! Congrats to your sis!!

  14. Posted May 13, 2009 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    What a great grad card! Congrats to your sister…you are both precious!

  15. Jessie/knightrone
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    When I saw you got the THUD from Julie, I had to come and comment!! Gorgeous card girl!!

  16. Posted May 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    I also saw Julie’s THUD and came right over to check out what made her “head swivel” and go “bonk”. What a BEAUTIFUL card!! Stunning. Congratulations to your sister!

  17. Posted May 22, 2009 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    WOW Congrats to your sis.. Great accomplishment from a wonderful school to boot.. LOVE the card.. DS is graduating this year from HS so I am always looking for graduation inspiration..

    Michelle

  18. Juanita in Ohio
    Posted May 22, 2009 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    How AWESOME!! CONGRATULATIONS to your sister and the family. Your card is beautiful. I call my only sister my favorite sister also, tee hee. It’s nice to see that we think alike. TFS.

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