I am quite ashamed to admit that this layout is my daughter's high school graduation layout and she graduated in 2010! I have told ya'll I don't scrap in any certain order but prefer to scrap what I am in the mood to do at the time and I think this totally proves it!
I actually didn't use any machine cuts on this layout and opted to focus on adding more pictures than more decoration. It was hard to narrow down the pictures but I chose the ones that I thought would mean the most to my daughter. I did use some big silver chipboard letters that I obtained several years ago.
The main decoration is the flowers around the journaling block. I did add a few brads that were graduation theme for flower centers and then one on the journaling area. Not sure if you can see them but there are two that are diploma's and two that are graduation caps.
In order to dress up the pictures I did a double mount and then used various photo corners. I also pop dotted a few of the pictures to help add dimension.
This layout seemed to take me forever and I think it was from trying to decide on what photos to use then double mounting them and then adding photo corners. It is a simple layout but I do like it and when I showed it to my daughter a beaming smile spread across her face.