Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Few New Layouts

I finally got these pictures of our stop at Springfield, IL and Lincoln Home National Park during our vacation in 2008.


journaling: We love to work history lessons into the stops of our vacations. Springfield, IL is very proud of the fact that Abraham Lincoln lived, worked and won the presidential election while living there.There are historic markers throughout the city that allow you to get a feel for what life in the city was like during Lincoln’s time.Touring the former Lincoln stomping grounds is a marvelous education into a bit of real American history- the furnishings, kitchen utensils, and toys, the streets that he walked every day on his way to work at the Old State Capital, and the train depot he departed from on his way to the White House.
credits: everything from
Primitive Americana, Old Clock Works, Antique Cabinet Frames by Jen Ulasiewicz; Blaze Gold Wire Alpha by Flergs; Maya's Personal Stash- The Ultimate Staple Collection by Maya; La Paperie Templates 7-9 by Berna Datema; fonts: LD Abe Lincoln

Journaling: In Springfield, of course we had to stop at the home of President Lincoln. We watched the movie about his life in Springfield before he won the presidency and then we took the tour of his home. It was an interesting look at life in the 1860s. President Lincoln had the foresight and generosity to make his home available to the public. Favorite toys and items are noted throughout the home, including the stereoscope and carved horse that the boys loved. Mary had a love of bold colors and patterns that is reflected throughout the home’s decor.
~We visited July 20, 2008
credits: Most papers and elements by me from photos I took in the Lincoln home and visitor center;
Torn and Curled Paper Edges No. 2 by Jen Caputo at scrapbookgraphics; Journaling card from Listen to Your Heart and Old Paper Alpha by Manuella Zimmerman (both retired); fonts: LD Abe Lincoln  LincolnHome_7-20-08-1LincolnHome_7-20-08-2

And if you’re interested, there is a little tutorial on how I made all of the papers and elements for the second layout over at the scrapbookgraphics blog.

With the busy labor day weekend, working on the above tutorial and layout,  and the start of fall dance classes this week I’ve not done much scrapping lately.


journaling: Yes, we are a family of geeks, and proud of it. Many of our entertainment choices revolve around the 5 computers in the house and the various versions of electronic games. Even Sarah at 3 years old knows how to navigate the internet to play on her favorite on-line websites.
Geekazoid by Pixel Works at; fonts: Courier New

and here is a LO I found hiding on my HD that I did a while ago and never uploaded for some reason.


credits: Sunny Afternoon and Painted Brush Alpha by Michelle Filo at LittleDreamerDesigns; Blueprint 29 by DeCrow Designs at ScrapOrchard;
fonts: Myriad Pro

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Blogger Kim Jensen said...

All such fabulous layouts, Melinda, and all so different! It's so cool the way you used your photos to create what you needed for the Springfield layouts!! Love your take on Geekazoid! And the blending of the extracted photo on the last one is just magical! Awesome stuff!

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