June 12, 2016


Yesterday we were fortunate to be able to attend the Senior Recital of Rachel, a very talented young woman. She will be heading off to the University in fall for an intensive study in performance music, namely on the piano.

During her Senior Recital, she performed a selection of music with pieces by noted -- and tough -- composers like Debussy, Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev. Her performances were wonderful and very moving! 

Since Rachel is so passionate about her music, I purchased a four-piece music stamp set to create her graduation card. A fairly straightforward card, it says it all for a musician:

All of the stamping on the card was done in flat black ink save the sentiment, which, since it was so profound, I presented as an embossed image.

The background of the card is created with mixed media on 140-pound coldpress watercolor paper in her high school colors.

Congratulations to Rachel! And wishing you the best of luck and happiness in your promisingly bright future!



  1. Oh I love this!! Music IS life! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the Northwest's DIY party!

  2. What a thoughtful and beautiful card! #CreativeMondays

  3. This is the perfect card for a music-lover! Bet she loved it!

  4. This is so cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Recipes and Crafts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. I would love to get those same stamps to make card for a grand daughter. She is so musically inclined, plays several instruments and sings. She even got to play violin with orchestra at her sisters high school graduation last year. Their Dad is very musically inclined. When the girls were growing up, just little tykes, they sang with their Dad as he played guitar/harmonica and they play/sing at venues. They rarely watched tv, if they did only an approved movie.
    Oldest daughter still sings sometimes but now she is going to college and this summer be an AuPair in Italy.
    That is so wonderful when young people stay with their music and make it their life work. Is the young lady whose recital you attended related to you? If not imagine you were still quite proud of her. Makes our hearts sing when they perform and excel, such good kids. Our daughter has encouraged her girls and her husband all these years.
    Have wonderful summer days.
    Could you let me know please how much those stamps would be?

    1. The stamps are made by Stampendous. The numbers on the packaging are SWS057 50066. Their website is www.stampendous.com. Hopefully this will help you find them.

      I loved your story! Thanks for sharing!

  6. How thoughtful of you to make a personalized card for Rachel.

  7. How special - and I love that heartbeat verse! Thanks for joining us again at #FridayFrivolity!

  8. Linda this is stunning. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. I hope you'll join me again for the new linkup. Mimi xxx