Terrific heritage page, Teri! The paper layers and the scalloped edge look great, and the cluster work is nicely done. The journal is wonderful - so interesting. When I look at photos of the family members that actually left Europe to come to America I just marvel at how courageous it was for them to take that leap of faith.
Agree must have been a huge leap to pick up and move to a new country. Love the stack and the scallops. Wonderful clusters and great placement of ribbons. How interesting that he changed his name. Wonderful page and so wonderful to preserve the story.
This layout is just fantastic!! I love the colors with the b&w photo. I love the placement of the paper strips below the photo and the ribbons across the layout. And your clusters are perfect! Nominated for bakers best here.