I won this mini collection from Echo Park at the last Scrapdoodles event I went to. Yes, this is a graduation layout. Yes, that is a swimming pool, you aren't imagining things!
The story of the swimming pool picture on a graduation layout is on the pull out Core'dinations tag. This past June, Nikolas, my oldest, graduated from elementary school. Rather than sitting amongst all the proud Mummy's and Daddy's, I was at my scrapbook desk while Michael sat at work. Nikolas was at a travel swim meet in North Carolina! Initially I was pretty upset about the whole thing. I think it was the scrapper in me who was thinking more of the pictures I wouldn't have. But then a wise swimming Mom pointed out the memories that Nikolas was creating. He wasn't missing anything. He had a remarkable weekend at the pool and it's all good!
The cardstock used on this layout is, yup, you guessed it, Core'dinations! The Tim Holtz Shattered behind the cut apart cards that accompany the Echo Park collection is a perfect match and works perfectly to pop the card from the caps and tassles flying around in celebration! I sanded the edges of the Chalkboard stars for a fun celebratory look!
So though I didn't go to graduation, or the swim meet, I was still able to document both events!