June 21, 2013

A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ANNIVERSARY LAYOUT

Last month my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We had a really nice day together (it was a national holiday here in Austria, no work, no kindergarten). I normally take pictures of everything and everyone, but somehow couldn't get a picture of the both of us on that particular day. And using a picture from another day would be like cheating. kinda:) But I did have a picture of our daughter, going through our wedding album. I thought that would be a great photo to use.
So here's my finished layout:


The patterned papers I used are all from Studio Calico's Planetarium kit (I got the paper add-on as well). I love this color scheme, grays and blues, it's just so calming and I think it fits pictures from more formal occasions beautifully. I really want to scrapbook my wedding photos, although I made a photo book (the kind you edit on your computer, upload to the company's website, and then the book arrives already printed to you). It was during those sad pre-scrapbooking days... But I have so many other picture to scrapbook, that I really don't see that happening in the near future... But who knows, right? Maybe some new CHA summer 2013 collection will change my mind!
I chose for the layout one picture from our wedding, and the picture of my daughter below it. The 5 (that is also the title) is cut out from one of the patterned papers in the kit.

 

I wrote some hidden journaling, just about how things changed in these 5 years, but I think the two pictures pretty much tell the story... I attached that piece of ribbon from a previous SC kit, for easy access to the journaling. I added just a few rub-ons from Lucky Charm and Pink Paislee.




I met my husband almost 9 years ago in Sicily. We were both medicine students spending the summer there "working at the local hospital". Leave it to the Italians to make sure your summer is great, the doctors kicked us out after a day or so, and told us to go to the beach. So we did. For the whole month. Except when we were traveling around exploring Sicily. That island has the best ice cream I've ever had. After a month we went back to our regular lives, in Austria (him) and in Israel (me). After two years in a long distance relationship (thankfully Austria is only a 3 and a half hours flight away) he moved to Israel. We lived there for a few years, but then decided to move to Austria. So many changes, and it all started on a small island in the Mediterranean Sea:) We know we are so lucky to have each other and our lovely daughter. Life is sometimes funny that way.



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16 comments:

  1. What a great story - and a lovely layout!

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  2. This is so pretty and I love that ribbon tab you created.

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  3. i absolutely adore this layout. Gorgeous!

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  4. absolutely beautiful, congrats on your recent anniversary and hope many happy years ahead!

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  5. This layout is gorgeous, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

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  6. Your layout is very pretty. The colors are so perfect and so are your pictures.

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  7. I'm in love with this, absolutely beautiful colors and layout.

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  8. Love your soft and subtle colors on this!

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  9. Very pretty, love all the details you added

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  10. What a wonderful story! And, I think the use of your daughter's picture is a perfect way to tell your story! Love this layout!

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  11. Thank you all so much for your kind words:-)

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  12. Beautiful! The colour scheme really is perfect for this layout and I don't believe using another picture is cheating at all. :) I think the photo of your daughter looking through your wedding book is a great idea, too.

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  13. What a romantic story. You should write a book about it! I love, love, love the layout. It really captures the romance with the color pallet and photograph choreography. I think it should be in a frame!

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  14. So beautiful! I love the neutral color scheme! Is the 'remember' stamp from SC?

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    1. Thank you! The 'Remember' is a rub on from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm:-)

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