Monthly Archives: March 2014

2009: Limberlost State Park

2009: Limberlost State Park

2009: Limberlost State Park

When my son was in the 4th grade he had to complete a project on an Indiana State Park.  He was assigned to do the Limberlost State Historic Park.

We decided that it would be helpful to his project if we actually went and visited the site.  So – the left hand side of this spread is pictures from our time at the Limberlost site, and the right hand page is his award for creating the best project.  Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the actual project – and the school liked it so much that we let them keep it.

Limberlost is is the home of Gene Startton Porter who was a prolific fiction author writing stories set in the Limberlost swamp.

This spread is set on gold background paper, with photograph borders also being cut out of a gold natural made gold paper.  I used a special corner cutter to create the elaborate designs that hold the photographs and award in place.

The butterflies were cut using my Cricut machine and I used a black permanent marker to outline them so that they would stand out against the gold background.  The reason that I used these butterflies is that Mrs Stratton had a large collection of butterflies and beetles in her home, and my son was fascinated by them.

2009: Private Plane Ride

2009: Private Plane Ride

2009: Private Plane Ride

At the same Charity Auction that I purchased the “Horse Grooming” experience – I also bought a private plane ride for my son and myself.   It was fun to be able to fly around our local area and see our home, our schools, and my place of work.  After we saw these sites from the sky the pilot flew up to a high altitude and then put us into free fall so we could feel weightlessness – it was really fun – but I tried to video the experience and it made me really air sick.  So – the pilot landed and let me off and then let me son into the co-pilot’s seat where he let him help takeoff, fly for a bit, and then help land the plane again.

I had a lot of fun creating this page.  I used cloud background paper to show the heights that we reached, and I created the silver propeller for the page from silver paper and using a black permanent marker.  I always like it better when I can hand make the decorations that go on page, instead of using pre-made sticker packs.

The red and white signs are photographs from the airport that I cut down to size, and I made sure to include the gift certificate for the experience on the page as well.  I used a curly corner cutter to trim the corners of each photograph – this shape remind the viewer of the clouds on the background paper.

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