A Graduation Card for Ariane

Today would have been my daughter’s graduation ceremony from Georgia Tech. I have shared many “Ariane” stories over the last 4 years and you all have been there to help me through the empty nest syndrome and many other life “surprises”. Thank you!!  As you may recall it was Ariane who suggested I start blogging and set this all up before she left for college (so “I wouldn’t miss her so much”).  It’s hard to believe 4 years have passed!


While this is not the graduation we envisioned, I appreciate that Georgia Tech had a virtual online celebration yesterday. We watched together and enjoyed listening to the messages from the President, Deans, Alumni, and others.  We celebrated at home with a special dinner and of course I made her a card to congratulate her on her milestone achievement.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The embossing folder I used is not Stampin’ Up! but it is one she bought for me so I knew she would like it. I also used some retired brushed gold cardstock as it was a match for the school colors. I made the tassel with Whisper White Baker’s twine. The stamp set is Seriously The Best (and I’m sad to say it is on the retirement list). It is an awesome set with bold all occasion sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best Stamp set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Stitched Stars Dies and a sentiment from Daisy Lane on the inside of her card.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane and Stitched Stars Dies Graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment couldn’t be more true! She has worked hard to achieve her goals! Four years ago when she told me her goal was to be an epidemiologist and work for the CDC, I had no clue! Now everyone in the world knows about epidemiology!

Please allow me a proud mama moment as I share the next chapter in her life.  Ariane was accepted in to a PhD program at UMass Amherst. She will certainly be in the forefront researching and studying the Coronavirus. She is very excited. I am so happy for her! She has a promising future ahead of her!

I would love it if you could leave a comment for Ariane.  She reads my blog and it will be a nice surprise for her “Graduation Day”.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’


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89 thoughts on “A Graduation Card for Ariane

  1. Good Morning Adriane, Much congratulation to you on your GT graduation, and with such honors! We all feel like we know you. I hope and pray your future is full of wonderful experiences. I am sure you will be a total inspiration to everyone you meet. Find us a cure!
    Love, prayers and distant hugs . . .

    1. Thank you for the well wishes. I feel like I know all of my moms Stampin’ friends as well.

  2. Jeanne love this awesome card! The embossing folder is the best!! Ariane Congratulations on your accomplishments and your new job. Go get them. Come up with a vaccine 💉 to get us through this! Wow! Wouldn’t that be great. Proud Mom you deserve this too! Congrats to the whole family!!
    Inky hugs,

  3. Congratulations, Ariana, on your graduation from Georgia Tech! Wishing you all the best at UMass Amherst. Please find us a vaccine for this dreadful virus.

  4. Heartfelt congratulations to you, Ariane! You are to be com,ended for all of your hard work and how blessed we are to have someone like you ready to take on COVID-19 and all other forms of disease. Thank you for your dedication! Congrats too on being accepted into the PhD program, that is awesome. God bless you always and especially as you embark upon this next chapter.

  5. Ariane, Congratulations on your graduation from Georgia Tech! How exciting to hear you will be studying further to become an epidemiologist … considering “the times”. Wishing you all the very best as you take the next step! Certainly your dear mom will share some of your journey on her blog ❤️

    1. Thank you for the congratulations. I am sure she will keep everyone updated

  6. Congratulations Ariane for having the fortitude to work hard to accomplish your dreams. That hard work will pay off for you in the future. Also that same discipline of hard work will give you the successful future you worked so hard to accomplish. Wishing you all the best that life has to offer.

  7. Congratulations Ariane. I’m from Canada and I worked in public health so I know what an epi does. They r valued so much. Good luck in your future endeavours.

    1. Thank you for the congratulations and thats so exciting. Public Health is such an exciting field and I am looking forward to learning more about it going forward.

  8. Ariane, Congratulations on your Graduation! So happy for you! God go with you as you go towards your dreams! You made your Parents proud! You are Blessed! In a few years down the road, I can say, I heard about her when….! Blessings to you!

    1. Congratulations Ariane! Good luck in your next chapter. May God bless you..

  9. Ariane ! I feel like I graduated with you ! Your mom has kept us abreast of your college adventures and I feel like I graduated too ! What a wonderful achievement to get through TECH ! I have a few friends that went there ! And Holy Smoke you are going all the way with your dream ! Yay for you and your accomplishment and future !!!!

  10. Congratulations on your a graduation Ariane! Good Luck to you as you further your education, our world can certainly use scientists like you to research this crazy and scary Covid-19. You make your parents proud, congrats!

  11. Congratulations, Ariane. Your hard work has paid off and now you’re on to help the world. Your future is bright and I look forward to keeping up with your progress through your wonderful mother’s blog. May the best of everything come your way! Jeanie, I love the card you made for her! Enjoy your day!

  12. Congrats to you, Ariane, for achieving one more step towards your goal. Wishing you a bright future ahead. Be true to God, family and yourself and the rest will fall into place.

  13. Congrats Ariane!! Your parents are so proud of you and so are we!! It’s wonderful that God gifted you with a big brain and you are using it to help people. I pray that God continues to bless you!!! Happy Graduation!!🎉

  14. Congratulations Ariane!!!! You are amazing. Wish you continued success on the next chapter at UMASS Amherst. I know you will excel there as well. So glad you are moving closer to me. Love you.

  15. First, Ariane, thank you for encouraging your mom to blog–I love reading it and seeing her wonderful creations, your card included. It’s allowed us to get to know you (as well as her) so we rejoice in your graduation and send virtual hugs with the congratulations. Best wishes as you continue your education and good luck finding a cure for any/all diseases.

    1. Thank you and I will definitely be packing thick coats and lots of blankets

  16. Congratulations, Ariane! You’re going to accomplish great things, I can tell! Enjoy your celebration with your family, and best wishes for a bright future!

  17. Congratulations Ariane! The world awaits your knowledge and drive. Many wishes for much success as you move forward to the next chapter of your life!

  18. A huge Congratulations Ariane!! Wishing you the best for your future. Maybe you will be the one to find the cure/vaccine for this deadly virus. You will be going to my home state for your Masters!! Amherst is a beautiful area of Massachusetts.

  19. Congrats Ariane!!! May your future hold amazing things for you! I hope you find a cure or vaccine for this virus! I love the card your mom made for you! Beautifully done. Best wishes!

  20. I could see and feel a slight glow coming from the east this morning. Was it the sun, well maybe but I think it was the glow from one proud mom beaming from ear to ear! Ariane, I wish you all the best in your future. It is as bright as that glow this morning! Your mom makes the best cards and such for you.

  21. Congratulations to Ariane for a job well done! Sounds like you have exciting plans for your future! I wish you the very best and I am so sorry you were not able to participate in your graduation in person! All of your mom’s followers will look forward to hearing about your journey for your PHD! Study hard!

  22. Congratulations to the Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech! So glad for you and all of your past achievements and what you will accomplish in the days to come. I only know you from your Mama’s blog which I enjoy a lot. Thank you for that. I know she will use it to keep us updated on your accomplishments in the future. Enjoy!!

  23. Congratulations Ariane! It’s been such a wonderful journey through your mom’s eyes for her followers. Thanks for setting the wheels in place for her to blog…🥰. My best wishes for this next chapter in your life. I’m thinking you will be in a fast paced learning environment studying some very important medical breakthroughs.

  24. Wishing sweet Ariane the BIGGEST congratulations! What a proud moment for the whole Stark family. It will be so exciting to hear about your new studies and research. So happy Mom is taking us along on your next exciting journey! God bless you!

  25. Beautiful card, Jeanie!

    Huge congrats, Ariana!! Sorry it wasn’t the graduation you had hoped for but I’m sure you will celebrate as soon as you can! Your parents must be so proud of you!! Wishing you the best in your bright future!!

    1. Thanks for the congratulations! We certainly made the best of the situation.

  26. This is a beautiful card! Congratulations Ariana, remember this is certainly not the end the best is yet to come! Keep moving forward!

  27. Ariane, congratulations on your big day! This time in life is an example of one of the many curve balls you will get in life. Be proud if your accomplishments and don’t ever stop chasing your dreams!

  28. Congratulations, Ariane!!! Class of 2020! This one will go down in the history books! Best of luck to you with your Ph.D.. You certainly chose the right field of study for the current times.

    1. Thank you for the congratulations and it definetly is a prominent field right now

  29. Congratulations – not the graduation planned when you first entered college but don’t let it stop you from achieving your dreams!

  30. Congratulations, Ariane! As you once told me many years ago, you are a “smart cookie with a very good brainl! I am so happy for you, 2^n happy, where n is a very large number!

    1. LOL I don’t remember saying that at all but little me did love to learn. Thank you for the math refrence and well wishes

  31. Congratulations to you and your family! What an accomplishment! Best wishes in your next adventure!

  32. Congrats from Ohio! Sounds like quite an accomplishment and a bright future ahead. Wishing you the best!!

  33. All possible good wishes, Ariane, for what I am sure will be a successful future. I feel for all the seniors and their families who have been denied the joy of an in-person graduation, but please know that our thoughts and support go out to you. Congratulations!🎉

    1. Thank you for the well wishes! Georgia Tech plans to reschedule so we might still get an in person ceremony

  34. More California Congratulations Ariane! It’s surely a graduation you won’t forget! Your future looks bright. Be proud of your accomplishment.

  35. Congratulations (to both you and your parents) on your wonderful accomplishment, Ariana! Wishing you all the best as you start the next chapter, on your way to becoming another Dr. Fauci. So sorry you’re having the end of your undergraduate experience be so disrupted. Hopefully, it will be one small hiccup in your path to greatness! Best wishes & lots of luck in the future!

    One of the Pals,
    Janeen Baird

  36. Congratulations Ariane on an amazing accomplishment! A degree in Mathematics with high honors is truly special. Best of luck with your future.

  37. Congratulations Ariane! So sorry you can’t physically walk to get your degree but what an accomplishment! Best wishes!

    1. Thank you for the well wishes! Georgia Tech plans on rescheduling so I might get to walk still.

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