Sunday, April 19, 2015

Knoebels Then & Now

Good Morning! Hope you all are enjoying this fine Sunday. We are having some fantastic spring weather the last few days. I spent some time outside yesterday hanging up laundry and playing a bit with Buddy. Spring allergies keeps me indoors alot, but sometimes I gotta get out and get some fresh air:) Today's challenge over at Lasting Memories is Family Travel Traditions. We had 2 travel traditions growing up but I focused on the one that Dave and I still do now:
Knobels is an amusement park here in PA that is about 2 hours from my house. As a kid, Mom's work would hold a picnic there each year in June. I was 3 almost 4 in these 2 pictures :) I loved the Whip when I was a kid and this is the one made for the younger set and I was lucky to have a brother that would tag along with me on the rides too he was 9. Now I like the Scenic Skyway ride, even though I'm afraid of heights I get on and hold on tight. This particular set of photos comes from our visit to the park on my birthday 2013, we found out they had a cover bridge festival so decided to check it out. Wow the fall foliage was just gorgeous that day and the perfect way to spend a birthday.
I used the sketch #13 from the sketchathon challenge over at My Scraps and More.

This fun sketch took me less than an hour to put together this layout. I used October Afternoon Midway collection that has been in and out of my counterfeit kits many times, now it just sits by my desk handy for these kinds of layouts :) I used alphas from my current kit for the layout.
 My brother Steve and I enjoying the Whip ride. Era: 1966. The thicker & sign was a match to the color blue of the ride cars
Dave and I enjoying the ride Era: 2013 and a picture of what we seen from our view, perfect way to see the whole park from this view.
 One of the entrances to the park, super cute photo op too :)
The journaling spot, all the doo dads and that fun border strip came from the OA Midway collection too. This just came together so well, I guess having a kit available has it's advantages (no matter if it's premade or made from your stash) for some fast scrappin.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join us this week over at Lasting Memories. This is the last week of the challenges so make sure you get them n quickly to play along. This month there is the fun prize of those 3 die cuts being given away.


  1. Super fun page, Tina! Nice use of the sketch too.

  2. Great use of the sketch. Love the then and now theme of the LO. I wish I would do more of those! ;)

  3. Really bright, fun page. That sketch certainly was perfect for a Then & Now page! Neat that you had the childhood photos.

  4. Love, love this layout Tina! We went to Knoebels once and I love it there. We would have went more if it had been closer to us, it was 4+ hours for us. But our boys had a great time there! I love the pictures you have used on this layout Tina. The ones of you and your brother are great! I also love the one of you and Dave, you also got such nice pics of the fall foliage and it is gorgeous!! Hugs, Brenda

  5. Amazing that you have kept up this tradition since childhood! I would have loved to take my kids to my old childhood haunt, but it closed down long ago to make an industrial area (so disappointing!) Looks like a lot of fun!!

  6. Tina, that's so fun to see pics of now & then - sounds like a fun amusement park!

  7. I love layouts with now and then photos - so fun! You did a wonderful job using that sketch and the OA products.

  8. Great page! I love the tickets. Love the then and now photos too.

  9. Oh this brings back memories for my family and I as well. We have only been to Knoebel's a handful of times but gosh do I miss that place! I love how you documented the past with the present. Such a cute child you were, and your brother too! You and Dave being able to go be kids again at an amusement park just makes me smile!!! I love that! But one thing is for sure, you won't catch me up on that skyride! NOPE! LOL