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Papa's SEARS House


Papa's SEARS House

When I first saw this Monday's challenge, I knew I didn't have pictures of old buildings such as churches, castles & county seats. But then I read that 50 years old was adequate - and I have lots of photos of my grandfather's (Papa") Sears house, pictures he took, and probably printed himself. The house was assembled before my parents' marriage, and I am way older than 50 years. This is the outcome. I really wanted a blue print/floor plan background. I looked online for plans of Sears houses, and found lots, but not this plan. So I used Thao's House & Home paper, merging just the floor plans from two papers. Then I reduced the 12 x 12 paper to 4 x 4, duplicated it three times, and rotated each into a different orientation, and merged the result. I think it fits my original idea fairly well. AND the challenge fits into a family album I'm working on [very slowly : ( ]

Thanks for the challenge and prompt, Valerie!



    Nicely done. I like the progression of the photos.
    Very cool old photos! I like the progression in black and white and the finished house in color. You did a fabulous job with the background and embellishments, too. Thanks for letting us know how you did it.
    Fabulous LO - I love the placement and the cool way you scrapped the photos, and love the journaling block.
    What a cool story- love that set of photos too. Nice work with the background and great job with the challenge.
    I saw a documentary on these Sears houses - quite innovative for its time. How wonderful to have those pictures and story. I think your manipulation of the papers is wonderful --- great LO.
    You have put this all together so wonderfully. The picture definitly tell a story, the color palette is perfect, and the embellishments are just the right mix. Beautiful work.
    Wow, you did well with the background. I love the template and colors. Lovely layout.
    This is unique! I remember hearing about those Sears homes. Great layout!
    Love the rustic page. Great job. Love the journaling and the series of photos.