My Oldest nephew graduated this past weekend from UCLA and I got to do the BANNER for the party!!! This is when Design is the sweetest. . . doing something for someone you LOVE!
BRAG ALERT! He graduated College Honors AND Latin Honors in one of the hardest majors - MIMG = Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics with a Minor in Bio Medical Research! Very Proud to say the least and how cool and THRILLED to lend my "non scientific" talents to honor him and Celebrate his outstanding achievements. . . .
THANKS SO MUCH TO Steve Smart and Walubi Graphics for a JOB WELL DONE! The family LOVED it!
I searched and Searched for just the right card, but couldn't find one that seemed to fit what I wanted to say so I found this oh-so-cool balsa wood container at the local Michael's and made my own......he really seemed to like it a lot because he smiled that quiet smile as he sat on the couch, sigh, he's an
amazing young man!
But following his warm "thank you - you already gave me a present", (A 5 year journal I gave him on his first graduation event, there were 3 ceremonies in all) I was able to use the ol' "Life is not always like a box of Chocolates" line and "You know Scott, in life, you're going to find out that not EVERYTHING is as it seems" His face lit up as he had already put the box back into the gift bag. . . To his delight, I had made a box of "Godiva Money!" LOVED the Smiles and Smiles when he got it and revisited the box!
Last but not least I was able to make him a "SMARTIES LEI" I had soooo much fun putting this together for him. WHEN ELSE would I ever have the opportunity to shower someone with a lei made from SMARTIES?? Only for the BIG SMARTIE in the family! I used blue, white and yellow ribbons, butterscotch candies to add some school colors, extra large Smarties and the regular size as well. To keep it balanced, I ran the whole ribbon through a cylindrical box of chocolate "FLIX" and finished it off with the UCLA gold seal from his announcement to cover up the Flix branding!
Happy GRADUATION to the BECKER Family. Astounding adventure for this 21 year old AND for the amazing parents that helped him through it all. . . gently guiding, supporting in the challenging times and finally celebrating his accomplishments and achievements.
Great to be able to get creative with and for you all!