Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Small Town

Here is the second two-pager I made using pictures from our day trip to Hannibal, Missouri last December. I liked the weathered look of the background paper and the wood-printed paper together. The other patterned paper was just something in my stash that matched the colors.

If you've never been to Hannibal, it's worth a day trip, especially if you can find a GroupOn or LivingSocial deal (like we did) for admission to the Mark Twain house and museum. We were there during the off-season it seemed, so a lot of the shops were closed because of the holidays. I can imagine that this would be a quaint little town to do some shopping in when you're done checking out the museum.

And if you can walk up 244 steps, you'll get to the top of a hill where the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse stands. (You can also drive up there, but we didn't know that at the time.) You'll see the stairs leading up to it right near the Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer statue. The lighthouse overlooks the Mississippi River and gives a panoramic view of Hannibal.

There was a gluten-free restaurant in town, but unfortunately it closed. So, eat at your own risk or bring your own food.

I kept things pretty simple on this layout. I managed to find a few embellishments in the right color scheme, like those blue brads from American Crafts, and just sprinkled a few throughout the layout. It literally took me about five minutes to lay this out in my mind, and then I just filled in where I could with whatever embellishments I could find.

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