I’m so proud of my niece! She graduated from high school in the top 10 of her class and received a Presidential scholarship to UA. She is also an amazing athlete, playing tennis and volleyball. Plus, she’s absolutely beautiful! Brains and beauty!! She gets that from me, 😉
To celebrate her graduation I made her a pizza money cake (which I forgot to get pictures of) and an umbrella that rained money on her head (which I also forgot to get pictures of). Plus I made her a couple of things.
The first is a little wall decoration for her dorm room. Did I mention that she is an awesome photographer? All teenagers love to take photos with their phones, and she is no exception. But, she is also fully capable of using a high end manual Canon to get some incredible shots. So, I found this quote on Pinterest and thought it tied up her love for photography along with graduation.
Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important. Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.
I found a cute Canon clipart and typed up the quote in Photoshop with it, then printed it out on canvas. The canvas went on top of some printed burlap which I glued to one of those cabinet doors I have been hoarding from Habitat for Humanity.
If you want to make your own project you can download the print I made on my Freebies page.
The second gift is a keychain. I used my metal letter stamps to stamp out “class of” on a 2016 penny. Wait, back up – 2016 pennies are sort of hard to find! I started digging through the change bucket that sits on a shelf above my washer. 47 pennies later I had zero 2016 ones. Uh-oh. I went to my wallet, fully expecting it to be a bust. Lo and behold, I found 6!! Whew! Ok, so I started stamping on the first one, nope messed up the spacing. I started with the A because it is in the middle of class, figuring that would help me center it and get the spacing right. Nope, four pennies later that spell ASS, I am starting to get worried because remember I only had 6 to start with. The fifth penny was perfect, ok definitely not perfect – but it will do! Then I stamped ‘Have Fun, Be Safe’, Call your Mom’ on a metal blank and attached the penny to it. Love the way it turned out.