Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Graduation Album

My beautiful niece Kennedy just graduated from high school which is hard for me to believe.  It seems like only yesterday that she was looking up at me with her big, beautiful blue eyes in her flower girl dress telling me that she had waited her "whole life for this day".  I could so relate!

It has been amazing to watch her grow into the beautiful, motivated, and intelligent woman that she is today.  My entire family couldn't be more proud of her and we are so excited for her future to unfold.

I wanted to do something special for this big milestone.  With the help of her family, I created this album for her.   Earlier in the year, I emailed her immediate and extended family.  I asked each of them to write a message to Kennedy.  Luckily I had taken her senior photos last fall.  I paired each of their messages with her senior photos.  I'm so excited to give her this album on Friday at her graduation party.

I thought I would share a little bit with you.  Each spread contains the message from a loved one, a quote to inspire her, and her senior photos.  I kept the design for each page the same but changed the colors based on the photos.

Here is her cover...

The title page....

Some pages from the center of the album (the messages have been removed for privacy).

*As seen in Creating Keepsakes May/June 2013 issue.  All rights reserved to Creating Keepsakes.

Products from Katie Pertiet, Lynn Grieveson, Pattie Knox, and Andrea Victoria.

I ordered the album from Blurb and received it last week.  I'll just say that Friday cannot get here soon enough and I'm so thankful that all of Kennedy's family helped me by sharing their love for her. I love this design so much and plan to do an album for each of my kids just sharing little stories from their lives.

As Kennedy heads off to college in the fall, I know she will treasure the words from her family who adore her and support her in all that she does.


  1. What a treasure, Jana! I bet you can hardly wait for her to open this on Friday! It is stunning and she will love it!

  2. This is amazing Jana.....I'm sure there will be lots of tears when she opens this. You have created a masterpiece and she will love it. Can't wait to she what she says :)

  3. Oh, my goodness, this book is blowing me away for its beauty and timeless design and your niece is a very lovely, young lady, Jana. I would love to be a fly on the wall when she opens this book for the first time. from Merrilee

  4. Oh Jana, simply stunning, the best way to use your talents, a gift from the heart.

  5. Hands down, this will be the best gift she receives!

  6. What a wonderful gift! Hope to see it and you tonight :)

  7. I love the colors and the idea. She is a beautiful girl and what a great album. I always love the ideas you do

  8. Absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful gift.