I continued with the theme of keeping it simple. I matted each picture with black cardstock and arranged them first. I included a picture of Mike with his cousin. They are only 6 weeks apart in age and went to school together from Kindergarten to Graduation. Next, I put on the word stickers, the cap with tassel sticker, and his actual tassel from graduation. The word stickers were from a collection with the year 2010. I got them cheap, obviously, the words were the most important part anyway. The year sticker can always be used for a different year in the book. I stuck the tassel to white photo splits to hold it in place. It works pretty well except that the top needs a little more support.
On the second page, I lined the top and bottom with red cardstock strips and the sides with black cardstock strips. These are pictures of Mike with his family, grandparents, aunt and uncle, and our family. I had to trim the pictures to fit and I overlapped them in the middle for a smooth look. I used black and red sharpies to write in the middle. It says, “Mike…you’ll always be surrounded by the love of your family.” In black I wrote the names of everyone standing with him with his name in the middle. It’s a little crooked, but that’s ok.
Of all the pages in the book, I think I like these the best. I much prefer pages with pictures and these really emphasize our love and pride for Mike. The simplicity of them keeps the focus on Mike instead of being distracting.
I hope you can get some ideas or inspiration from these. Time has been a little short for me so I still have a couple pages to do for his grad party and then I’m done. Don’t mind if I high five myself!
See ya next Tuesday with the grad party pages. There’s nothing inappropriate, I promise!
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