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Friday, June 18, 2010

The Graduate

Happy Friday everyone! This wseek we have a really fantastic sketch @ SOUS...so much fun to put this layout together and an oppotunity to use lots of pix. I chose to make all my photos b/w and keep the same theme in the papers for the layout. This is a stack I've had forever from Me & My Big Ideas. Lots of distressing and inking on the papers.
As part of an English assignment the students had to write a speech about middle school. This is a copy of Mcauley's. I used Blackletter for my font on this layout and welded the main title in DS.

PCMS....the middle school my son attended. The graduatation cap is from A Child's Year and I've highligted a bit with some starlight stickles.
The diploma cut is also from ACY....I've placed adhesive bling in various shapes, sizes and colors to accent some of the pics
I jus adore the photo of Mcauley in the Fadora and of course my DGN, Donny, had to try it out....toooooo funny.
I really like this sketch, may have to use it again.....so versitile and fun....so now go check out the rest of the DT and the wonderful submission by the talented
Barb (aka crafygirl)! We are so pleased to have Barb join us this week as a special guest designer!
That's it for now......thanx for stopping by!!


  1. This is an awesome layout Sandy! I just love the photos and all the bling you added to adorn them! Great layout and I love the papers you chose. The font is great, one that I don't have and it is awesome with the papers and layout. Thanks for sharing.

  2. He is so photogenic.. wow!! Love that photo of him with the hat..
    Loving the color pallet you chose for this layout. Its really elegant, yet masculine enough to Mcauley to enjoy it as he gets older..
    another winner in my book, oh!! its your book..LOL

  3. I love this monochromatic masculine page. It is a perfect graducation page. I love him in the fadora too! He is such a handsome little guy! All of the detail in this one is just stunning! Love the font for the title and the little gems are the perfect touch.
    Kim xXx

  4. A once in a lifetime moment caught forever! He will look back on this and be able to remember just what he was thinking at this point in his life. You are amazing!

  5. Sandy this is wonderful, love that it is black and white and the Fadora - fantastic, my son wore one to his prom. Hugs

  6. Love the black and white feel - so elegant! And what a bunch of great photos - love this LO Sandy!

    Deanne :)

  7. What a beautiful layout. I love all the details you put into your work. The black and white is awesome.

  8. This is an Awesome lo Sandy!!Love the B&W!!and all these photos are amazing!!

    Bigs hugs to you,Have a happy weekend

  9. Wow, Sandy, I am so excited about today's layout! I still have more graduation pix to scrap and never would have thought to use the B/w papers. Gives it a very classy touch .. along with the fedora! I know you are so proud and what an awesome way to show him! Love the stones!

  10. Sandy... wow... I didn't think I was ever going to get a chance to get to the computer today!! (we had a last minute showing of our house that clearly was not ready!!) But, now that I am here... I want to say thank you for always being so sweet and saying such nice things!! I always look forward to your comments because you are so kind and can always find something positive to say!! And thank you so much for letting me join the SOUS team this week! I had a great time and consider it a priviledge to have my LO displayed there!!
    Now... on to your LO!! I love the way you used the black and white theme and I REALLY like the way you included the essay.... Mcauley will treasure this forever!!
    Take care of yourself and have a relaxing weekend!!!
    Barb :)

  11. Great layout Sandy and so different as it is all monochromatic! Great pics of Mcauley! Love the arrangement of the pictures, it draws your eyes right to them!

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  13. Fern said...
    Gosh it's late and I've had my little grand babies all day and I just got them to bed.. I think I need to get to bed too... Or at least proof read my comment!! lol
    Fabulous layout Sandy! I love the monochromatic colors and the different patterns of papers work perfectly with this sketch!! Great job distressing the layers!! Mcauley is so handsome (I love that Fadora), and what a fantastic idea to add his speech!! Beautiful job Sandy!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!

  14. Awesome!!!! I love the color scheme and I am so glad to see some more detailed pix b/c I don't think I saw those bling accents, which I think is super cool!
    I also loved the photos in this! I love how you added his writing and the school abbreviation...
    GREAT way to remember such an occasion!!!!

  15. Great pictures! Love the one with the hat.What a beautiful and fun page. Great work! Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. WOW! What a fabulous layout. Can't get enough of the monochromatic colors...Perfect for this layout! Have a great weekend!

  17. This is a great layout, love the black and white theme, and your Son is adorable with that Fedora hat. All the gems are great to!

  18. Love this LO Sandy!!! Love the black and white. Your son looks so happy. Great job!!