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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Country Christmas Card Class

Cards from my Simple Stories Country Christmas card class at the Scrapbook Zone.  I am so thankful to all of the students that sign up for my classes.  They are full weeks before the date of the class. 













Friday, November 15, 2019

Council Crest Oregon Postcard

Today I spent hours looking at vintage postcards at a local Stamp & Coin store.  I was shopping for cards to give my father-in-law for Christmas.  Sometimes I come across interesting cards that make me want to find out more about the story behind them.  The Council Crest postcard below is one of them.  Old amusement parks have interested me for years.  From the picture Council Crest looked like it had a roller coaster and a merry-go-round, with little cable cars. More intriguing are the mountains in the background.  Mt Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.  Living in the PNW I had never heard of Council Crest Amusement Park.  So I went in search of the story!


Postcard was mailed in 1909 from Oregon to Wisconsin

Council Crest still exists today, but the amusement park is long gone.  The city in the background is Portland. Where the amusement park once stood is the highest point in Portland. The park as it today was established in 1937. Today visitors can drive up to the park, it is no longer serviced by streetcars. 


"Streetcar service to the site began on September 20, 1906, when the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company (PRL&P) opened a newly constructed streetcar loop that extended the "Portland Heights" line (later renamed the "Council Crest" line) to the summit of the hill. Soon after, in 1907, an amusement park built by PRL&P was opened, and it featured a merry-go-round, miniature railway, Ferris wheel and other entertainments, served exclusively by the streetcar line. Named Council Crest Amusement Park, it closed in 1929, and the city acquired the property in 1937. The amusement park's wooden observation tower was torn down in 1941 and replaced by a steel water-storage tower."  From Wikepedia


The inscription on the back appears to be written in English and another language. 
You can find out more about Council Crest here:
Council Crest Dreamland of the Northwest




I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Cute Cards for GIft Set!

Cute little scenes on cloud paper and die cut mountains & grass! Used Dollar Store aminal stickers.




Friday, November 1, 2019

31 Days of Halloween 2019!

2019 is in the BAG!

This was my 7th year participating in the 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN blog hop!  It is a challenge with my busy schedule to have something on the my blog everyday. I do LOVE creating Halloween cards and mixed media.

Here are links to my 2019 posts!

Day 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs Spooky Village

Day 2 - Graphic 45 Alice Altered Tin

Day 3 - Elizabeth Craft Designs Creepy Door

Day 4 - Stampendous Spooky Ghttps://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/2019/10/day-20-31-days-of-halloween.htmlate

Day 5 - Authentique Ghostly Shaker

Day 6 - Queen & Co. Hocus Pocus Shaker




Day 7 - Two Creepy Halloween Greetings

Day 8 - Spooky Treat Box

Day 9 - Funky Halloween Jewelry

Day 10 - Owl ~ Happy Halloween

Day 11 - Come Fly with Me

Day 12 - Trick or Treat

Day 13 - Graveyard Bats

Day 14 - Halloween Shaker



Day 15 - Beware

Day 16 - Frightful Night

Day 17 - Stupendous Pumpkin & Cat

Day 18 - Witches Wizards and Wands

Day 19 - Trick or Treat

Day 20 - POE



Day 21-  Witches Riding By

Day 22 - Let's get Spooky

Day 23 - Trick or Treat

Day 24 - Beware

Day 25 - 'Tis Halloween

Day 26 - Ghostly House

Day 27 - Keep Out of the Graveyard

Day 28 - Sensitive Soul

Day 29 - Creepy Spiders

Day 30 - Spooktacular Night

Day 31 - Sugar Skull