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.


Anonymous said...

This is so awesome Novell - you never cease to amaze me!

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome Novell!!! You never cease to amaze me. I'm sure your niece LOVED it :)

Chelsea said...

Love the cookies and this graduation wand!