Do you remember your kindergarden experience? Did you even go to kinder grade? I didn't. Some time back kinder was not mandatory and it didn't even exist in some public schools. But I do remember those first years of school and how important was to have friends. Some have become part of our adult lives, but some have become only a memory. I wish I had photos of all of them, or something that can remind me of those moments... wow! How easy we forget things sometimes.
This is my god daughter and her friend, who is also my little neighbor friend. They know each other since they were only months old. Sometimes I think it was obvious they would become BFF because they were together all the time and we all encouraged that friendship. However, at times this thought crossed through my mind: What if they don't get along? That could happen!!!
But they have become good friends... and they do have other friends by themselves but the special friendship that they have created, it's just unique. Their moms and us, unconsciously try to make them "more friends" but you know what? That's not necessary.
My god daughter had her Kinder Graduation this year. I wanted to do a layout about it but wanted to include multiple photos in just one page. I cropped some of them with her friends, with her best friend and with the little boy who walked with her down the aisle to the stage... (that sounded like a wedding, didn't it? hahahaha).
I did not want to have a classic or obvious title, such as "Graduation", so I titled the page "Kinder Good Bye". The double "o" in "good" is a number eight. I love to use the numbers and letters for whatever they were not intended to. Just a rebel impulse. Same impulse that drives me to use mixed upper and under caps in the same word. Love it!
I also added some words to transmit my message of friendship hidden in the "graduation" layout... so I rubbed on the words "pals" and "memory" in big brads and circle punched a space to stand them out.
Circles are all around the page to create unity in terms of a "design". The bigger photo is also placed with 3-D squares/dots so it can stand out from the rest.
I hope you liked my page. And I hope somehow I made you think over about friendship.
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(cardstock: American Crafts; patterned paper: Craft n Craftin'; rub ons: Hot Off the Press; letters: Making Memories, American Crafts; chipboard embelishments: DCWV; brads: Fun Expressions; ink: Color Box; journaling circles: Sweethart; 3D Dots: EK tools; adhesives: Scotch; pen: Sakura; circle punch: Memory Makers; circle cutter: EK Success)