Wednesday, June 29, 2011

College Graduation!! YOU DID IT!

My beautiful niece Rebecca just graduated from California State University of Monterey Bay.  I am so very proud of her!!  Everyone in the family took the trip up to Monterey to see my niece is 5 hour drive from Southern California...a lot of it along the beach, it was so very beautiful.

Here is Rebecca with my sister, Kelly, her husband, Chuck and my other niece, Jessica.  It was a cool summer day in Monterey.  We were all freezing!
Here is a picture of Rebecca with her son is the youngest...the one in back with the hat on backwards.  Since this picture was taken, he has grown 4 inches!!  I think he is almost 6 feet tall at 16 years old!

We stayed at the Portola Spa and Resort in what a beautiful hotel, right on the water in the middle of Monterey. So after the graduation, we all went back to my hotel room and celebrated! This is the banner I made with Graduation Tilda. Sorry the pictures are dark, it was hard to get good pictures in the room.

The banner says "Congrats Rebecca".  I used beautiful pink and green designer paper along with pink and green ribbons to tie the pennants together.  I would love to give credit for the pennant to the designer, but I am so very sorry to the incredibly talented and creative lady that allowed me to download the templates...I can't find a link to her blog!!  If anyone recognizes the pennants, please send me the link so I can give her credit.  Special thanks to her!!
I used lots of bling, the scrolls at the bottom of each pennant is pink and green gems and the pink and green letter is the glitter paper I got at Walmart.  Everything matched so perfectly.

Here's Tilda....I colored her with my copic markers and it matches the paper and flowers so well don't you think?  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid, what can I say, they have such beautiful flowers.

I used my Spellbinder dies to cut out the Tilda.  I also outlined my Tilda with a lite gray to make her stand out. 

My niece was so excited...we celebrated with Famous Cupcakes and Sparkling Apple Cider!  Yummy.  Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Very lovely. Lots of work but well worth it.

  2. Teresa,
    You have done a wonderful job of the pennant!!
    Your Tilda's are both coloured beautifully.
    Your Design Papers, bling and ribbon look fabulous!
    Hugs, Candy

  3. WOW - gorgeous pennant! Congratulations to your niece on her graduation and congratulations to you a a wonderful creation!!!

  4. Oh Teresa! What a wonderful job you did on this pennant!! Beautifully colored and all your embellies are fabulous! Congrats to your niece too!

  5. Wow love it!!!!! fabulous banner and the colors are gorgeous!!!!!!

  6. Wow, Teresa, what a gorgeous banner! You did an awesome job on coloring Tilda and love the dp's, flowers and bling! Congrats to Rebecca!

  7. Oh my gosh how CUTE!!!! What a fabulous banner and congrats to your niece!
    Rene :D

  8. Nice job on the banner. Congrats to your niece.

  9. Beautiful banner Teresa! Love that it's soooo pink :-) Sounds like a wonderful family event and getaway...

  10. She is lucky to have you in her life. I love your banner....

  11. Oh my Goodness, this is amazing, what a lot of love and work in making this gorgeous creation, I'm sure it will be a treasured keepsake.
    Suzi x

  12. WOW!! This is fantastic! I love banners. Congrats to Rebecca too!

  13. Congrats on your graduation, and your banner is beautiful!! Bye Mascha

  14. Pretty banner with delightful coloring and lovely Tilda image :o)