Monday, 24 August 2009

It's a Wonderful Life......

In case you've still not checked it out, you must pop over to A Few Of My Favourite Things - I am so enjoying their challenges! Challenge Number 3 is 'My Favourite Movie' - a total no brainer for me!

As a child I saw 'It's a Wonderful Life' on TV & it enthralled me - it made a HUGE impact - although it was years before I got to see it again. I remembered the story & the moral of the tale with such clarity & when I did get to watch it again, it was just as wonderful as I remembered!

With the dawn of videos it was treasured among our collection & I just about wore the tape out! So when DVD's appeared it just had to be updated!

Although considered a Christmas movie, I can watch it anytime & not fail to be moved to tears & uplifted - a true feel good film!

So back to the challenge, here is what I put together
I tried to keep everything in a sepia tone but the photograph of the whole thing doesn't show the warmth as well as the close up does! After several attempts to get a better shot I had to concede!!
The journalling reads "I first saw this film when I was nine years old. Back then we only had three TV channels & you got to watch what the programmers gave you, so it was many years before I got to see it again. But it's strong message to 'Count Your Blessings' is with me always & I will never tire of watching this wonderful feel good movie, over & over again!"


Chris said...

WOW! you did a fantastic job with this layout - I love the sepia vintage look to this (and I know that it's so hard some times to capture the actual colors of a layout in a photo) - the graphic layout, the photos, the flowers, the bling flourishes, everything works together so perfectly! thanks so much for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT (and thanks for your lovely comment about our challenges)

Jocelyn said...

Oh Sandi....this LO is stunning...I love the colors and the vintage feel to the LO! Such beautiful flowers and I love the pic of you!!!!! Someone has some MOJO going on!!!!! Sending you warm smiles today!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY SMOKES SANDI!!!! I sooooooooooooooooooooo LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this MOVIE!!!! I have done a LO using the line, "Every time a bell rings, an angel get their wings!!!".....My husband was married before me, and had twins that were born still born, and we always visit their gravesite...and a Christmas last year they got all new decorations and a little tree...and I documented that with that LO!!!! Anywho...I am rambling....and I just wanna say I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this LO!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the movie photo, YOUR photo and love love love love love love the flowers and the soft tones!!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa T. Howard said...

WOW! Sandi this has to be my favorite of your LOs...EVER! I love it! So cool how you did the "thought" bubble and the color choice is perfect! I especially love your journaling! Thanks for playing and always supporting Fave Things!!!! xoxo L

P.S. Thanks for your encouraging always leave me smiling! {{{hugs}}}

Jeanet said... the sepia look of this!And I love your design,all the flowers and journaling!Beautiful!
Also a beautiful movie!
Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Jenneke said...

Beautiful layout!!! LOVE the soft colors, the design and the flowers!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at our Favorites challenge!

Georgia Visacri said...

Love your layout, very beautiful and creative!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

Hanneke said...

This is sooooo gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the whole feeling!! Thanks so much for playing with us!!

deana said...

Oh my gosh, YES, this is definitely a FAV movie of mine. My list of FAVS just keeps getting LONGER! LOL!! Gorgeous LO.... the movie poster, the bling, the flowers, the thought bubbles... ♥ it all! Thanks so much for playing along! :-)

Anonymous said...

your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! :) thanks so much for playing along with us. we totally appreciate it!

hope you play with us again!

happy friday.


Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

OH MY!!! This is simply STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!

Bekka said...

Love the style of this, and the thought bubble was a great addition! Lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us!