Saturday, June 04, 2011

Gettin' Picky!

Brian's Uncle sent us some of their photos from our Phillies weekend and I instantly fell in love with this photo of owen and I at the fountain in Philly. It's the fountain with the LOVE piece of art work is that is famous around the world.

Owen would not put this Philly Phanatic down all weekend. He went everywhere with us, it was so cute. He even tucked him in his own part of the bed. It just melted my heart because I always wanted to be the Philly Phanatic when I was growing up. It's on my Bucket List ;)

So the challenge over at the Get Picky Challenge Blog was to use a this awesome quote from Diane Ackerman. As soon as I read it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and that I was going to use this photo.

I was drawn to this quote because Brian and I have chosen to try and travel as much as we can with the boys. Less money spent on the house, redoing the floors...stuff like that...and want to take this time and take the boys to as many places we can as they are getting older now and learning to appreciate it. I know growing up, I can't remember projects my parents did or the cares we drove. I remember trips to the lake, to Germany, to Florida....and that is what we want for our boys, too.


Here is my take. I used Core'dinations Black Magic and Echo Park goodies. I also used the Cracked Glass Technique over at the Papertrey Ink blog this week on the chipboard hand.


Here is the scoring detail on the black magic Core! I LOVE this CARDSTOCK!


So I printed the quote right on the Echo Park journaling card. And hid it under the photo. I couldn't fit the credits on the front so that is on the back.



Here is a detail of the journaling card behind the photo and the cracked glass detail on the chipboard. I also use the leaf dies from Papertrey Ink under the vintage button in the upper right hand corner.



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22 comments:

The Cropping Canuck said...

I love this layout!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeee that photo and the layers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

curlyqmosaics said...

This is a wonderful layout. I love the sentiment/story that goes along with it. Definitely words to live by!

Scrap Savvy said...

Great layout,Ellen! Love the colour you chose and how you used the Core'dinations cardstock!!!

Lynn said...

Love how you incorporated the quote in your lo. Love it!

Jolanda said...

Amazing page and wow what a beautiful quote!
Have a nice day!!x

Leanne said...

Awesome!! Totally gorgeous! I love your LO. Thx for playing with us at Get Picky..x

Tanya Tahir said...

this is gorgeous, Ellen! Love the cardstock, makes the layout pop. Thanks so much for playing along with us :)

Jocelyn said...

PERECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the photo and all the details!!!! You rocked it!!!

Have a great one!!!

Lydia said...

Absolutely love that quote Ellen, and fabulous layout to give it credit!!! WTG!! You rock!!

BabyBokChoy said...

It is so clever to have printed the quote onto a journaling spot! awesome layout Ellen!

Aubree said...

Love your layout Ellen! That quote is awesome...I may have to get that onto a page as well! Fabulous!

Kim said...

totally cool ellen, I love that scoring technique you ahve used...

Connie said...

love the quote too! Love what you did with it!!

Mel said...

I LOVE that quote!! I currently have it tacked to my inspo board. We lost a very dear friend almost 2 weeks ago....35 years old....and as we stood in an amazingly long line waiting to get into the funeral parlor for nearly 2 hours I looked back to see all of the people behind me and all of the people before me and I thought of this quote...because our friend had definately touched so many people as shown by that amazing outpouring of love and people in that line...he definately lived the width of his life...and even if only for a second this quote brought some comfort to me.

Marlene said...

Wow - I love what you did with the black Core'dinations cardstock. So creative. I've got a bunch of this paper and I've never shown it off to it's true potential.

Audrey Pettit said...

Fantastic page, Ellen!! Love that photo. And love your theme here. I think your goal for traveling with your kids is a great one. My parents took me on lots of trips while I was young, and those definitely are memories that stick with you. Your page is beautiful. Love that black background. Mixes so beautifully with the Echo Park papers. Like the tucked journaling card and the score lines around that word strip. Really awesome stuff. :)

Live 2 Create said...

Wow! I love your layout and I love how the Black Magic looks!!

Rebecca said...

awesome quote and beautiful layout!

Nikki xx said...

Your alyout is really lovely Ellen :):):) I love what your wrote and the sentiment behind it too! Thanks so mcuh for sharing it with us at Get Picky :)

Keri said...

I really love what you did with the black magic cardstock, as well as the theme of the layout...I have that goal as well and love that you documented it! Thanks for joining us @ Get Picky for this challenge!

lizzyc said...

How wonderful to be able to do so much with your family...and this is a precious layout to record some of the many memories you must have.. beautifully scrapped!