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Fair St. Louis


For this challenge we were to photo a series of images.  On my pages there are series of images of the St. Louis Arch, Air Show and Fair Grounds at Fair St. Louis.

Supplies used: MM Grid paper scarlet, white and navy from . The title was made with a Making Memories circle cutter.

I stuck with a July theme of red white and blue with a page done in each color.  We went to Fair St. Louis on July 13, 2013. It was the last day of air shows at the fair. Ted was feeling good enough to make the trip. We packed a picnic lunch and ventured out. The weather was questionable. When we got to the fair they wouldn't let us in because of lightening in the area.

After getting in the gates we slowly made our way down the Arch stairs to find a seat for the air show. We managed to get there early enough to get a good spot for photos and not too far from the porta potties :) Keep in mind Ted is still in a leg brace and crutches.  The wind picked up after the air show and the sky got weird, but it didn't rain.  It did get chilly which is strange for July in St. Louis. All the photos were taken the same day within hours of each other.  The sky was different in each photo.

Page 1 focuses on the fair in general including the Arch, planes, stage (for Counting Crows) Arch Grounds and the view across the Mississippi River into Illinois.

 Below is the Mississippi River Front.


Page 2 focuses on the Air Show, left leg of the Arch and a photo of Ted in his brace.



Page 3 focuses on the right leg of the Arch, flags of St. Louis, MO, USA and more airplanes.

I wanted to use the photo of the logo for Fair St. Louis for my title.  I could not get it to work so I had to download a logo of the Fair on line.  I used a 5x7 photo and cut a circle out and put the logo inside.


 Hope you enjoy the Fair :)

Shared by Julie Oconnor on July 21, 2013 | Memory Date: July 21, 2013
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Julie! I had a nice time at the fair with you!! Your air photos are gorgeous and I love the way they look against the red! All your photos are fantastic and your layouts are very eye-catching! Great job!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  August 1, 2013 at 1:45 am   
Air shows are awesome. I like the way you carried your color theme throughout your layout. The Air Show logo popped out at me, so there was no doubt where you were. I also liked your use of your photo columns. Now I want to go out and watch airplanes.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  July 31, 2013 at 1:43 pm   
There is so much going on in these layouts, I don't know where to begin. First let me say I love it. I felt like I was there watching the planes and the arch photos close up are great. It is amazing that concrete can be so architecturally interesting. The festival shots were lively and fun. This is a great layout.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  July 31, 2013 at 3:11 am   
Julie, Thank you for taking me to the St. Louis Fair! I loved your story telling, it made me think I was actually there! Your pages a very nice as well. I really like the ones of the smoke coming from the planes-great action shot! Very nice job!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  July 28, 2013 at 4:13 am   
Really nice Julie, and the red, white, and blue was a great idea. I LOVE the black and whites contrasting with the color photos, and the way you cut them on page 3 is my favorite! Nice job!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  July 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm   
Julie, I love the strips you used on pages 2 & 3 they work so well with your photos and give your page a lot of depth! I have not been to an airshow since my children were little, might be time to find one again soon!
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm   
It has been forever since I went to an air show (and it was just a small town event). This show by the arch looks very a festive event. Glad you husband was well enough to go. Your pages turned out great.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  July 24, 2013 at 12:06 am   
Wow Julie! How ambitious! You've given us two series on your three pages (love the R,W&B theme.)The first being the series of shots with the planes and their aeronautical feats. Then the show on the ground with the series of all things "fair" with the people the booths and the riverfront ready for the concert! I love that you used a series of 1x patterns throughout the layout, they add a lot of interest to the sky shots. Page three I especially like the "courthouse squares" quilt pattern style achieved with the 1x's planes in color and the B&W verticals. Love it!! We were there on the fourth (much more crowded) in 2000, and a sweltering 104*. Went to see the Westward Expansion Museum (closed.) Did not know there was an air show going on until we were approaching. Heard this huge noise, earth reverberating and then a huge Harrier jet rose in front of was show we'd ever seen! Thanks for taking me back! Oh, we did the museum the next day, for anyone else...if ever you are in the St. Louis MUST go to this wonderful museum, one of my favorites. You can also ride to the top of the arch!What a view!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  July 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm   
The fair looks like a lot of fun. I love the planes and the way you used the Mosaic Moments Grid Paper to showcase them.
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  July 22, 2013 at 2:02 am   

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