June 7, 2007


Today my staff took me to lunch at Olive Garden to say goodbye. It was really nice and they gave me some wonderful gifts. I received a wonderful Vera Bradly purse and a beautiful blanket with the Navy Emblem and my dates of service and name embroidered on it. I was very touched that they thought of me in this way. That is the one great thing about being in the Navy - you get to meet some really great people along the way!
I wanted to share a scrapbook page that I made of my son and his girlfriend at Military Ball. My oldest son Zach graduated from highschool this year and was extremely active in the NJROTC program all four years. In fact, he will be attending the Naval Academy and has to report by the 27th of June to start his journey. I can't believe my baby is all grown up (sob)! Anyway, here is
the page. I used bazzill cardstock and a piece of basic gray paper(I can't remember which one) for the background. I double matted the pictures in old olive and certainly celery from SU! and used my EK Success heart corner punch to frame the pictures. The letters were cut out of old olive with QuickKutz and run through my xyron. I then stamped with the SU! Doodle This Stamp (have I mentioned how much I LOVE this set??!!) and outlined the images with green and silver stickles to make them pop. I also added some green stickles on the hearts framing the pictures. The flowers are primas and are held together with a green SU! brad. Lastly, I added a small green and small orange ribbon just to add some dimension (they were from my scrap pile so don't remember where I got them). I think the page turned out pretty good - more importantly, Zach and Nikki (his girlfriend of two years) really liked it! Thanks for stopping by!


Kimberly said...

What a great layout Alex. Sounds like you had an awesome day!!! Wish I could be there for your retirement. :( You know I will be thinking of you !!!

Vicki said...
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Vicki said...

Having seen this layout, I have to say it is even prettier in person. It really sparkles, it's beautiful. I can't believe your retirement is almost here. Finally!!! Now to get my camera back so I can take pictures!

Anonymous said...

Great layout. Congrats to your son. He's going to love the Academy. My husband graduated from there. In fact, I was just there with my son to watch the Blue Angels during commissioning week. I keep saying my son will go there, too. But we have a while to wait...he'll be the class of '28!