September 16, 2009

Destined 4 Greatness

Here is my oldest son Aaron, now age 16.. Gosh, how fast the time has gone..
This is his school pic from this year.. He gave it to me the day before yesterday.. I just couldn't wait to get started on it..
I have a hard time embellishing boy layouts and didn't want to over do it with this one.. I love just the stars and keys.. and the blue goes great with what he is wearing in the photo.
Here's a close up of the title.. I just welded all of the letters together and then cut it.. this using the A Childs Year Cartridge.
I rolled the end corner of the top paper and punched holes and then threaded some light blue lace through it.. I also added a tag of his name and the date of the photo.
I used some grunge board keys I had in my stash.. Used some Tim Holtz distressing ink on them and then glued them to the layout.. These keys represent all the possibilities that will open up in his life once he finishes school.. Doors opening, etc..

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut Cart: A child Year: Title
  • Cricut cart: Home Decor: stars and flourish
  • Cricut cart: Graphically Speaking: arrow
  • Cricut cart: tags, bags and boxes: tag
  • Papers: Fancy Pants designs: Papa
  • Cardstock: Black, yellow and light blue
  • Tim Holtz distressing ink: blue denim, old paper and walnut stain
  • light blue lace ribbon
  • pop dots
  • black button
  • holes made with "Crop a dile"
thank you all so much for looking and dont forget to share some love by leaving a comment.


  1. Another stunner Nanne...he is so handsome...they do grow up way to fast...sad in a way...wish I could go back sometimes...simpler times...when even my older boysss thought I was the bomb!

  2. Stunning Nanne and very handsome young man you have there, love the shooting stars and love the keys and there representation. I have a hard time embellishing boys layouts, there is so much more for girls.

    Kaye x

  3. great layout. I love the keys and what they represent.


  4. Wow Nanne! I just love how you embellished this one....the keys and stars are super for this layout..Love the title too..TFS

  5. NANNE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did here gf!I love the arrow, the stars, the keys, the photo I love it all!!!
    Awesome job!
    oh love your don't even wanna see didn't start out as a long stem rose but the older I am getting and where I have it it seems to be getting longer... dang gravity

  6. Nanne, this is just beyond awesome.The colors you used are just wonderful. I adore the stars and the grunge board keys. My maiden name was Key, so I'm kind of partial to them. Just a work of love! You are so talented GF!

  7. Awesome work! I seen this on! I joined up to follow as you have some great work! Thanks for sharing!

  8. really nice--elegant yet masculine!! TFS