Sunday, July 11, 2010

My daughter's high school graduation

Congratulations to Lindsey! This post is a sampling of the graduation party I hosted for my lovely daughter, designed in her school colors of burnt orange,white, and black. I've always wanted to order custom M&Ms and this was just the reason (or excuse) I was looking for.
The little tins were darling in and of themselves, but slightly boring for my preferences, so I had to add a bit of ribbon, a couple of coordinating cardstock colors, cut with two just-right punches.
All those extra details just seem to make something good, even better.
We chose a line from "Wicked," to accent the party favors, "Because I knew you, I have been changed for the better."
I've also always wanted to try making one of these lovely banners and give complete credit to Kelly for her excellent tutorial. I'm a huge fan of her card making style and overall creativity--she is my muse! It was in the middle of the night when I spotted the step by step instructions on her blog, and all I had was Halloween cardstock in my daughter's school colors, and I was bound and determined to make a banner right then and there, so I went with it. Now I have a jazzy new banner to hang up in October as well.
Here's a closer shot of my banner. I seriously need either a new camera or photography lessons, or both, but you get the idea.
I'm extremely proud of my girl and will miss her when she heads out of state to attend college at BYU-Idaho in the fall.


Julie V. said...

That banner is awesome

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is fantastic~ I love the whole spread! I am so glad that you found my tutorial benficial...and I am even more glad that you let me know that you had made one so that I could check it out! I love it! I am sure your daughter feels very loved! Great job!

grace said...

wow Kelly, I admire you, not to say envy you and your creativity!!
How long does it take you to make a card, such as the one that says:
'You're never more than a thought away' ??
I love your style, girl!!! Just show them in the far, far east...
and maybe you will get inspired there by their culture and nature?