Monday, January 20, 2014

The Movement

Week 3 SOC Blogger Challenge: MLK/Heritage and Legacy In honor of the  Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the challenge of the 3rd  week is to either create a project featuring the civil rights leader, creations celebrating your heritage, or what impact you hope to leave for future generations.

My Mom's family was from a small town and they were a family of share croppers. As a poor family with no television or subscriptions to magazines or the local newapaper, they received most of their news by word of mouth. So they missed the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. They did not hear about Dr King until about 1958. Mom did tell me how she and her older sister sat at the lunch counter at Woolworth's in downtown Nashville and how they once went into a Whites Only restroom just to see what it looked like on the inside. We spent a great part of MLK Day 2014 talking about the 50's and 60's and the hunger of young adults back then and how it is today.
Below is a 12x12 layout created for an SOC Challenge.

Supplies Used
Patterned Paper: Creative Memories- Reminisce Birthday 
Cricut Cartridge: Sophisticated
Paper Studio metal charms and bling
Paper Loft cut outs
Recollections walnut colored ink  

Below is a chartered bus that brought a visiting church to homecoming at Mt. Zion Missionary Church in Springfield, TN. Also pictured is My Aunt Marie and Uncle Junior in 1961.


  1. Very nice layouts! I love the papers you have used.

  2. Very nice layouts! I love the papers you have used.

  3. Your LO came out really nice, verything that you used just flowed pefectly.

    1. Thank you. I've had that paper for so long. It was great to finally use it. Thanks for visiting.

  4. what a wonderful job you have done it

  5. this is so beautiful and so meaningful! xo

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