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African Adventure

African Adventure

This is a photo of my "Grandpa John". The journalling reads: This is my granddad. He is my mother‘s father and according to the family history he ran away from home at the age of fifteen. Only years later did his parents learn that apparently he had hired onto a ship leaving Hamburg for „West Africa“ and served some years in the German colonial army over there. On the photo you can see that he was a rather short man but what he lacked in size he made up in determination. I find, I have a lot in common with him, not least of all a certain sense of adventure...

I used the following kits:

tempusfugit - Seaside Collage
Sarah Barber Designs - GRIMM
Carena - Oasis Beach Resort
Benthaicreations - Welcome to Life
Maria - By the Sea
dba - hh - template2

Font: Antiqua

    Great layout; and what an interesting story.
    Neat story - and I really like your composition!
    Fantastic journaling and layout. I really like it a lot. Love the stitching and all the embellishments.
    Love the story and the way you gave your whole layout that sense of adventure and travel
    Really neat to study your LO and you make me want to go on an adventure (just probably in my state and not to Africa!) and I love your stitching to frame it all!
    What a fabulous heritage layout! Love all the embellishments, they really emphasize the story.
    Such an awesome layout, Andrea. That photo is super cool. I love how he is dressed in his military uniform. You did a great job with the embellishments creating a vintage theme.
    Very cool photo and a wonderful story. I love the embellishments you've used on this fantastic layout.