Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Progreso International Bridge (Texas-Mexico)

Anytime we go visit my parents, who about 6 years ago moved to south Texas (from Ohio), we always spend one day shopping across the boarder in Progreso, Mexico. We park our vehicles in a parking lot and then walk across the Progreso International Bridge into Mexico. I would not want to drive across and then fight traffic. Mainly we just go across to do some shopping for gifts. Its always fun to see what everyone has for sale. For someone who hates crowds, I do enjoy going here. The part I hate though is when we are walking across the bridge and as soon as we get onto the Mexican side of the Rio Grande River there is always Mexicans, typically young children, standing under the bridge holding out hats asking for spare change.
 These are pictures from the first time Brian came with me to Texas and we went into Mexico. My parents are the two people on the electric carts in the first picture with Brian.

This layout was a big change for me because I had never done a circle layout before (at least not where I didn't layer it onto another sheet of 12x12 paper). This was actually a 12x12 sheet of paper that I traced a large circle onto. I then cut out the circle and then used a Martha Stuart punch to make the decorative edge.

Here are some close ups

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,

Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Ratine, Chiffon, Silk
Flowers: Prima
Alphabet: Basic Grey
KaiserCraft: Pearls
Punch: Martha Stuart

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