National Park Centennial

The US National Park system turns 100 today! Many people have fond memories of traveling to different parks in the system in their childhood and/or as adults. Some of the Imagine staff has those fond memories, and we thought we would share some of our scrapbook pages about our favorites with you!

Marketing Designer Marcie loves Mount Rainier because as a Seattle resident we experience the grandeur of this giant on a near daily basis. “I love Mount Rainier and feel a special connection to it. Often times it reminds me of purple because I often see when the sun is setting and the purple hues are cast on the side. It’s a strange experience to go to Mt. Rainier National Park because close up the mountain appears as a series of peaks and you feel like you are in a mini mountain range. The air is thinner, colder and snow is everywhere even in the middle of summer. It is quiet an experience!” Marcie used All-Purpose Inks with Fantastix to make her page.

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Another very popular and wonderful park in Washington is Olympic National Park. On the peninsula which makes up the western most regions of our state is a living and breathing (and dripping) rainforest. It is a temerate rainforest, not tropical like some might picture. Katie, one of our Customer Service Specialists, tries to make a trip the Olympic National Park every summer. She says “It’s the place that makes me feel the most alive. It’s beautiful, and fun to explore.” Katie used Memento Luxe, StazOn Studio Glaze, and a Monterey Pine piece in her layout.

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Director of Marketing Amanda did not choose a park in the great state of Washington. She took a trip to Utah last year and found out why they call it “God’s Country”. She says of Zion National Park “It is completely awesome to be down at the bottom of a canyon with these giant red cliffs surrounding you. I was there in the spring and all the colors of the park were just gorgeous!” She used Kaleidacolor, irRESISTible Pico Embellishers and Fireworks! in her layout.

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What’s your favorite National Park? Have you made a scrapbook page about it? The National Park system is using this landmark birthday to kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. Whether you already have a favorite, or you’ve never visited a National Park before, entrance fees are waved this weekend in celebration. Hope you get to visit one soon!

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