Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's only Wednesday, but ...

I have a FREEBIE for you - Patty B Scrap and ADB Designs have a fabulous new collab called IT'S FAIR SEASON, just in time for all those Fairs and Festivals that pop up all around the country in the Fall (Central Texas State Fair is this coming weekend and Texas State Fair is in October) 

I love the color palette and the rustic - not - quite - vintage look of this kit!  I made a layout using the kit to feature a panoramic photo I have of Pleasure Pier on Seawall Blvd in Galveston. Galveston Island has come full circle with this pier.  Originally built in 1905 - '06, with entertainment venues on it,  the pier was sporadically open until the Depression hit Galveston just as hard as other places.  Then World War II came, and Pleasure Pier opened as a recreation pier for soldiers and sailors with shore leave!  The amusement park and dance hall continued in operation on the pier until 1961 ... when Hurricane Carla took it out with her wind and rain!  No more Pleasure Pier in Galveston.  

But, by 1965 in the true spirit of rising above adversity, the pier was back, and opened with a 6 story FLAGSHIP HOTEL, complete with restaurant and night club, that played host to various famous personalities (including Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack cronies) and lots of activities (both legal and not-so-legal).  The Hotel  operated in Galveston for over 40 years until September 13, 2008 when Hurricane Ike crashed into Galveston Island and gave the hotel and pier a devastating blow!  By 2009, Landry's Inc informed the city that they had plans to return the Pleasure Pier to the Galveston landscape.  Landry's vision for the renovation recaptured the site's original purpose, as a pre-eminent destination venue for FAMILY FUN!   The new Pleasure Pier opened on May 12, 2012 just in time to entertain the throng of summer tourists on the Texas Gulf Coast!  What a fun place to visit!

Here is my layout of Pleasure Pier using PattyB Scraps and ADB Designs IT'S FAIR SEASON 

And now, following my "history lesson" about Pleasure Pier, we're finally to my freebie:

Both TOU's (mine PS Scraps and PattyB Scraps) are included in the download.  Please be sure to abide by our TOU requests.  

Download HERE 

Be sure to check in at PattyB Scraps blog to participate in the final days of her week as FEATURED DESIGNER  at Digi Style Designs

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