Friday, July 13, 2012

Glad 2 Be A Grad (Simple Stories Summer Fresh)


Alexa's biggest worry about her 5th grade graduation was that I would cry. My biggest worry was that I would cry (and I wouldn't be able to gracefully hide the tears). LOL! Thankfully I controlled myself (well, for the most part). What almost got me though was at the end they played a slide show. A slide show on its own wouldn't usually be a problem, but it's the darn sentimental songs that go along with it. Instead of focusing on the music, I looked for my daughter in every photo (and the other kids I know). It worked! :)

At first Alexa wanted to keep her graduation ribbon, but then realized that if she allowed me to put it on a scrapbook page, she'd really have it forever. Smart girl! :) The ribbon has two layers (the second layer listing the year of graduation), so I used a photo turn to hold the open end in place so it can easily be turned to reveal the bottom layer.
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20 comments:

  1. oh what a wonderful layout lisa!!! love it!! my oldest is starting 1st grade and i already have been crying!!! he just says "oh mom not again!" LOL!!

    super layout

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  2. I love the dark background with all that wonderful color! And I love how you included her ribbon! Perfect :)

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  3. Awesome layout! I especially love how you used the school ribbon along with the other page elements.

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  4. This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the denim background, the colors, and loveeeeeeee that you included the ribbon from school!!! And I hear ya...the songs get me every time too! :)

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  5. You are so good at using LOTS of fun color and patterns on your layouts! This is fabulous!

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  6. beautiful page very colorful. the songs get to me too.

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  7. this is such a great use of all that color! Awesome!

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  8. You rock SS!! Love those fresh colors!

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  9. That is beautiful!!!Love all the layering~you are the queen of layering, great work using SS!!!! Love it Lisa!!!

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  10. Great look with all that color on the dark background. Love how you used her ribbon too!

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  11. I sure like those colorful papers!

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  12. Nice bright colours and great use of the ribbon!

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  13. Ooh la la! Love this page jam packed with lots of layered goodies!!! Thanks for your sweet comment about my cards on the LYB blog!!!! :)

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  14. LOve love love all that awesome layering!

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  15. I think those slide shows are designed to bring on the tears! Beautiful page, love all the bright, happy colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  16. Great page Lisa! Love how you incorporated the ribbon! I am sentimental li,e that too. Did OK with the graduation breakfast but am worried about losing it when school starts up and my baby starts middle school. Helps knowing that K is going to be there with her.

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  17. Wonderful page. You did a fantastic job with that paper collection!

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  18. You did really good. It to cry! How sweet. This layout is awesome! Love that you included the ribbon (and that she let you) and the layering! Beautiful!

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  19. Great use of memorabilia on a page. Love your design. Poor Alexa. Afraid her mom would cry! I am doomed to embarrass Cory, lol.

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