50th Anniversary: Creation Museum
Our last stop on my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary trip was the Creation Museum. Like the Ark Encounter, this museum does not fully match my theology or understanding of science, but it is a well put together museum that asks some good questions, and tries to give some answers. I recently shared a blog on a scrapbook page from our 2009 visit to the Creation museum. I will share that I like the way that this page turned out better than that one – but I did make it 10 years ago while I was still developing my own style and skills.
I chose palm trees for the background paper as they are some of the oldest versions of our modern plants, and I placed a torn leaf border on the left hand side. I used s light green border for the photos to help them stand out against the busy background paper. I had fun putting a cartoon dinosaur brad in the middle of the pictures to help bring balance.
The right hand page contains the ephemera from the visit – tickets, patch, and the brochures. I used two strips of paper which are attached with adhesive tabs and reinforced them with the green diamond brads to hold the brochures. For the journaling on this page I made a monkey bookmark using my Cricut machine, for my mother to write on – which is somewhat tongue in cheek playful commentary on the visit.
Second Album: I used the same photographs and brochures for my album, but switched the pages and also the order of the photographs (look carefully to discover what I did). I wasn’t able to perfectly recreate the background papers as I did not have enough, but you will find elements of both from the spread above in my spread to the right. I also had fun creating the brochure holder on this spread – by using the left over paper from the circles that I cut out for the center of the photos on both of these spreads.
: Creation Museum Promotional Video – Ken Hamm talks about the Creation Museum.