Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Leon Cty Courthouse & Cattle Sales

I guess I have to call myself offically "plugged in"!  I felt totally out of the loop when the internet went down and had to do without for 48 hours!  Cell service in the house is terrible so no help there.  Drove me nuts!

Once I had my CKCB kit put together I had to dive in.  I created this layout with the only photo I have right now of Houston County Courthouse.  This is not the city of Houston, Houston County is located in East Texas and the county seat is Crockett.  Fortunately Crockett isn't to far away to return on a weekend to get some more photos.  This is the fifth courthouse for Houston County built in 1939 as a WPA Project and the cost was $120,000.  I digress ....the economist in me has come out!  In today's dollars it is just slightly over $1.9 million dollars.  And in my mind our government still has not learned their lesson!  I used the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #52 at A Cherry On Top to do the layout!  This sketch pulled me in because of the brackets.  They have been out of favor for about four years now and hope they are making a comeback! I pulled out my Archiver's Exclusive Patterned Brackets die.  If anyone is interested in them there is at least eight available right now on eBay.



From there I had a great time working in Project Life Style on the Cruise Album of my Grandmother & Mom's Alaska Cruise.  Below are the pages I completed this weekend.  I'm just under half done with the album.  The next six or seven pages will all be Glacier Bay Photos and because of the large number of photos the pages should work up pretty quickly!  I'm using Studio Calico Atlantic and Crate Paper The Pier collections with a few scattered papers and embellishments from other manufacturers.  I'm feeling a lot better about making the deadline to give to Mom on her birthday!





Until next time!

11 comments:

Lesley G said...

Yikes, no internet, I'd be tearing my hair out. Lucky you had your CKCB to get on with your layouts :)

Stacy said...

Nice pages Kim!

Julene Matthews said...

I like your layout so much. THe paper layering looks fabulous.
Your PL pages are very pretty.

LCSmithSAVED said...

You go on your mom's album! It looks GREAT - a true labor of love. And I really enjoy seeing your courthouse pages - so intriguing. LOVE brackets - why do I never use them? Thanks for the reminder!

Jimjams said...

Great pages.
Oh I hope curly brackets make a come-back - I love 'em! Let's start a trend ;-)

LCSmithSAVED said...

Congrats on CKC Fab Five!

mandysea said...

How great do these pages look. Oh yes, I remember those brackets!!! You've put them to good use!

Shir Benovich said...

Lovely pages!

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

I, too, hope the curly brackets come back! You are coming on famously with these pages!

Lisa said...

The layout is so pretty with that large block of floral paper. And your Alaska album is looking great!!

Vikki said...

great job!