Friday, March 1, 2013

Discovering Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Scrapbook Page

It's been crunch week for me!  Time to get my February Spellbinders projects finished and submitted.  Much as I work on them all month, it seems to always come down to the last day to finish the last project. time to create anything special for my blog!  But I do have a scrapbook page to share!
In August, my daughter and I took my grandchildren to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.  It's not far from my home.  For those who may not know, I'm the postmaster in Walnut Grove so I'm there every week day.  The museum is just a block away from the post office.  As close as it is, I hadn't actually went through the museum until last August! 
The kids loved it. There are lots of hands-on displays.  There are several buildings to explore including a church, school, farm house, dug out and museum. They especially enjoyed the general store with play food, pots, pans, cash register, etc.  There's even a post office in that building!

This is the scrapbook page I created with photos of the kids in the covered wagon. 

I chose Kraft paper for the background because I wanted the page to have an old feel.  There are numerous hexagons cut from Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections paper across the page.  Many of them blend into the page.  Around the hexagons, I stamped the same design as the black floral die cuts.  To do that, I simply cut a piece of sticky back craft foam with Fantastic Flourish One die template.  I stuck the foam die cut to an acrylic block and used it as a stamp! 
The titles under the photos are written on old ledger paper that I coated with ICE Resin. The ICE Resin seals the paper, adds a little shine and makes it somewhat translucent.  Really cool effects on paper.  And it's waterproof!
I added a lilttle texture to the corners of the page.  To do that, I placed the paper fully into the Bricks and Bark folder.  I placed the folder between the Spellbinder Base plate and Raspberry plate at an angle.  I started rolling the plates through the Grand Calibur machine.  They didn't go far before the paper(because it's too wide to go through) touched the machine. That's as far as I went!  I backed the plates out.  The corner is all the got embossed. I repeated that for each corner. I rubbed ink over the embossed area to accent it. 
I cut 4 of the Fantastic Flourish One from black card stock.  I used one complete flourish along with pieces cut apart on each side of the photos.
The title is made with sticker letters from Cosmo Cricket.  The letters for "Past" were a different color.  I colored them with a black permanent marker to work for my page.

I've listed the supplies below with links.

Thanks so much for visiting!!!! If anyone wants more information about the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, feel free to email me.  Here's a link to their website: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Happy Creating!

Graphic 45 – Kraft Reflections Paper: Straight to the Point, Express Yourself, Bed of Roses, Bits and Pieces
Worldwin Papers® - Treasures Oatmeal, Black; Kraft card stock
Xyron Mega Runner adhesive
Cosmo Cricket – Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Fancy Pants Designs Inc – Beach Bum Alpha (letter stickers)
Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Adhesive Craft Foam
Old journal graph paper
Black marker to color Fancy Pants letters
Craft Glue


Margie H said...

Looks like they are having SO MUCH FUN~! Would love to visit there AND craft with you!! LOL!

Great use of those Flourishes btw - need to whip out those Die D-Lites :)

Marge said...

This page is AMAZING, Judy -- LOVE it and the old world feel you gave it! Your GKids are adorable too! ;~) Would LOVE to visit your small town & this museum; maybe we can one day when in Minneapolis visiting friends?