Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Graduation Boards For My Youngest....

 I really missed blogging, so much has been going on.
One of the BIG events this past summer
 was my youngest son's graduation party.
Getting the house ready inside and out was a lot of work!
In a future post I'll share with you the centerpieces.

For now, I'm going to share with you 
the graduation memory boards I created.
The party had a baseball theme....


Since baseball has been such a big part of my son's life 
and our families life,
I thought the baseball theme would be perfect!
During this past season, my son was lucky enough to have his name in the headline of the local paper.  
 I made a copy of the article. 
 I incorporated this into the memory board.




If you are planning a memory board use any awards or metals
that the graduate has gotten.  
I used the metal from the district playoffs.


I hot glued on a baseball bat and a special home run baseball.


The ideas are endless. ..

Does your son play hockey?? Use a hockey stick and puck.
Golf??   A golf club and golf ball.
A Chess player??  A chess board with the chess pieces.


I used all 5"x7" photos.
This made a bigger impact.


 All the photos were double matted.
One of the mats was a silver glittered paper.

Here's a cost savings tip....
I purchased glittered wrapping paper from Michaels.
I used this to mat the photos.  
It was cheaper than glittered scrapbook paper.


I found this scrapbook paper at a local scrapbooking store.
It had the school name printed on it.


I also photo copied the newspaper article 
with my son signing the papers for him to play college baseball. 
It was a special day and my Mother in Law was in the photo.
It was a way for my Mother in Law to be at the party.
(She passed away this summer one month before the party)
 She was my son's #1 Fan 


Along the bottom of the board 
I used a sequence of pitching photos.
I liked the way this looked. 


I also added a sequence of batting photos...



 This is the second board I did...


If you want to learn how to make this board
Head on over HERE to my Etsy shop.



School age photos from Kindergarten through high school.




I used a stamp to add the words
"Putting My Stamp on the World"...


It amazing how quickly the years go by...



If you have a child or someone special graduating
start planning now to make a graduation memory board.

Stop back again.
I'll be sharing more creations with you.


3 comments:

Jo said...

Glad to see you back - have missed your creations!

Creations from my heart said...

It's nice to be back !

Susan said...

I loved your son's board! I missed you too, I've been busy too these past months. Hope to stay in touch. Happy Holidays!

Susan
xoxo
Twentyfour7

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