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graduation | one year later

5.20.2011  at 5:00 AM
patterned paper {SEI} | rub-ons {American Crafts} | binder ring | key tag | Zig marker

In our world, as Victoria likes to put it, kids graduate in May. It's been almost a year since Zach graduated from High School and so much has happened. Let's just say it's been interesting and that Gordon and I have earned our Parenting combat patch!

Edited to Add: Zach leaves Tuesday for the Navy, off to Great Lakes...almost 4 months earlier than originally scheduled. I would much rather the situation be that in September, he would be entering his Sophomore year in college but we all know that that is not going to happen. I'm still a little apprehensive about this decision, be he seems to think that this is the path he wants to take.

the chipboard circle has an American Crafts rub-on and hides the prongs from the brad on the front cover

Using the free download from Cathy Zielske, I created this mini album to chronicle each day in May. {She has a download available for each month!} It's written from my perspective, telling Zach what his day was like and what he did and where he went. I don't honestly think that he's even looked at this mini, but I might be wrong. He will though one day. Give it a couple of years and it will be interesting to him.

I used a 130 lb. smooth white cardstock for the cover and each page for added durability. Using my Crop-o-Dile, I added a grommet to thread my book binder ring through. The arrow points to Zach's year of graduation. All the rub-ons are from American Crafts.

I've already shared this idea for a Graduation album, and Zach DID look at this one quite a bit. I've seen him in his room browsing through the album and I like that.

It was only yesterday, sigh.


  1. this is just such an awesome idea monika and as you say it may not mean much now but it certainly will one day. brilliant. tfs.

  2. THis.IS.Awesome. wow wow wow. i love the idea! great job :)


  3. I just LOVE This concept, and project Monika!
    I really hope your Son has found his way ~



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