Monday, June 11, 2012
One of my nieces graduated high school this weekend. I had made a cookie bouquet for another event and had some cookie dough and royal icing left over, so I thought I'd make her a graduation cookie bouquet in her high school's colors. The first bouquet I made for the other event, I had my friend arrange for me. She's a former florist. So she's good at it. I'm not good at it. I arranged these. Most were leaning forward. When I walked into my kitchen to grab the box on the way out the door, I noticed 2 of the cookies had fallen off their sticks. Right after I presented it, fallen cookies and all, another one fell off its stick. haha! Not to worry. I've run over Christmas presents before and they've forgiven me so what's a few cookies that have fallen off their sticks?! It's the thought that counts, right?
I also got my new Stampin Up catalog this weekend. While I rarely order anything from SU these days, I do like to have the catalog for inspiration. I found this lovely idea at the bottom of p. 38. While the catalog was for a wedding set and they used sparklers in the envelope, I thought I'd make a graduation wand. You could put some money inside the envelope, too. That said, I gave my niece a store bought card. It just happened to say exactly the words I would want to say to her, which was essentially, you'll hear lots of inspiring speeches but just be true to yourself, be yourself, and success will surely come.