Tuesday, June 15, 2010

True Fit Folios

I am sorry that I've been MIA for the past while. I have mentioned that I have 3 of my 4 kids graduating this month. My 2 oldest are graduating from grade 12, Sarah a year late, but none the less there, Chase grade 12 with honors, Austin from grade 8.I have volunteered to decorate Austin's graduation and we're doing totally new things for the kids. Their theme is Hollywood. I have made the following bags x 54 kids, each with their names on them. They will have inside a disposable camera to take photos with, a graduation frame to put a picture in, and a customized autograph book with their school name and class of 2010 on it. Here's the bags I have made with the help of my friend Christine from Dol Creations:I have also cut 54 large stars out of bristol board and alternated the kids names in gold and silver glitter paper. I had the school laminate them and they will go from the front door to the gym like the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I also had my son's Prom, and here's a picture of us:
A proud Mommy moment.

Finally I have desperately been working on my graduation gifts for the 3 midgets. I am making memory books for them out of these True Fit Folios from Close To My Heart. They are pockets that you can put memorabilia in. I was inspired by Vicki from Wizard's Hangout. Thanks Vicki for your inspiration. I did all the folders the same layout to speed things up as I had to do one for every year for all 3 graduates. I will do little Shelby's later when there's more time. I'm still missing a couple of photos, which I'm working on finding, and the composite pages are being worked on as we speak. I am going to show 5 per day as I've got so many done. I would like to get these albums done soon as not only are they time consuming, they are costing me a small fortune in prints, paper, albums, etc. However, the memories for the kids are worth every minute and dime. Here's 5 from my daughter Sarah's book.
Back to cards soon, I promise.
Hugs xx


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a busy time you have been having. These are all fabulous in their various ways and will prove to be fantastic keepsakes. Well done you.
Fiona x

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, they look so good! So glad I was able to inspire you and thank you for sending me the link to your blog. I'll be back to check out the rest as you post. Happy creating! :)

Karen Wilson said...

I had the chance to see these in person, all 3 and they are FABULOUS and very inspiring!! You did awesome work Carolyn, your kid's are very lucky.

Danielle said...

Wow - you have been a busy gal Carolyn! Beautifuly scrapbook pages and I love what you've done for the Hollywood Grad!
Hugs, Danielle