Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Graduation Open House
enough in early June in northern MN! After the fishing vaca. Bob and I headed to southern MN, actually into Wisconsin for a family reunion camping weekend. Returned home and I took off for a couple night with DD for college orientation and registration. Oh and the day before heading to Em's college, I went to visit my grandmother who had a few days stay in the hospital, giving all of the family a scare! So basically I had two days to prepare the house and yard for Emily's graduation open house. The thunderstorms stayed away during the party and everyone had a great time. Sunday, I was so exhausted and my body was so sore, I could hardly move. It's a good thing I had an interesting book to read and no plans to go anywhere. I think I slept more hours than I was awake! I did manage to do a few decorations for the open house using my Cricut and Gypsy. The first picture is of some small metal pails I purchased from the Target dollar spot. The blue 2010 was a cutout of vinyl. I used my gypsy to weld the letters from Plantin School Book cartridge and the graduation hat from Hello Kitty Greetings cart. I think the letters were 2 inches high. I wanted to have a decoration by my front door (usually there is a large blooming plant but it died during the winter and I haven't found another I like to replace it) so I grabbed a fake evergreen tree I bought on closeout after Christmas last year at Target and decided to make some graduation ornaments. I was pressed for time (the theme for June!) so I went simple using the hats from Everyday Paper Dolls and cut the hats in school colors -blue and red. I made some black graduation hats (mortarboards) to honor Em's graduation from Community college. I laminated the mortar boards to protect them from the predicted rain and they weathered the night beautifully!