"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #59 Shakespeare in Love

Romeo and Juliet Inspired projects.


Love note to one another.
Here is the Wikipedia answer to who's drank poison and how the tragic story ends. Who's poisonous bottle this truly belongs to... it's up to you...

The messenger, however, does not reach Romeo and, instead, he learns of Juliet's apparent death from his servant Balthasar. Heartbroken, Romeo buys poison from anapothecary and goes to the Capulet crypt. He encounters Paris who has come to mourn Juliet privately. Believing Romeo to be a vandal, Paris confronts him and, in the ensuing battle, Romeo kills Paris. Still believing Juliet to be dead, he drinks the poison. Juliet then awakens and, finding Romeo dead, stabs herself with his dagger. The feuding families and the Prince meet at the tomb to find all three dead. Friar Laurence recounts the story of the two "star-cross'd lovers". The families are reconciled by their children's deaths and agree to end their violent feud. The play ends with the Prince's elegy for the lovers: "For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."[5]

Sense I have have never seen this movie I decided to get my inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works... Take a guess..... The clothing and all the adornment details that accompanied it was my starting place... Here in Utah we have a Shakespearian Festival it is truly a treasure to have this program in our state. This is a festive that many family look forward to every year and make it a much do vacation and Tradition. This Theater group from Southern Utah University are Tony award holders because of their excellence.. My first memorial experience with Shakespeare was watching the 6th grade production of Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet my 6th grade year... I also found out while reading up on this movie that one of my favorite actresses received an Oscar for best supporting role.. Dame Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth...
Actually I can't believe how many awards this one... I {Heart} period movies so I will have to find an edited version so I can defiantly watch this one... I really enjoyed the challenge this week I love making vintage inspired projects..

Join us this week for the challenge at Cinema Saturday... I challenge you to make a card/project that is truly inspired by this movie so when we look at it we have no doubt what inspired you project..
Enjoy the movie and challenge...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #58 - Roman Holiday

What can we say it's AUDREY... You know we love that girl.... It's has been sooo long since we have done an AUDREY movie that we were just inspired to do another... My projects are done... How ever they need to have a photo in daylight they are to large for my little Ott light to even make a difference... If you don't see them posted on your first visit please check back. I will try sooo very hard so squeeze them in before I leave town... My projects are not cards.. So don't forget that you can think outside the box here on Cinema Saturday and explore you creative side..
I love the premise of this movie... Princess Ann just want's to be a everyday girl.. She wants to just be able to live and do as she wished with out all the restrictions and regiment that is part of her life... This is just a delightful movie... I can't wait to be able to watch it again from start to finish...
And oh the Irony... The Princess was right there under his nose the whole time.. .Staying at his place sleeping in his bed... You will just have to watch the movie to see all the adventure she has while living a life NOT as the princess...

Can't wait to see what you all create this week...THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU HAVE SENT OUR WAY... You all are so sweet

If you want to see loads of great photos you can check out this sight I found.. Or visit IMDB here.

#1 project Fabric Roses with pearls.

#2 project
Black and white Amy Butler Birdie Bag..
Inspired by the black and white movie. Doesn't this bag look like you could just through it over your shoulder and jump on a Vespa.

My mother in-law came for a long visit so I decided we need a project to do together.. All the kids are in school so we would have lots of time to work on a project.. Sense we both love to sew and shop at quilt store we had this project in-the-bag... lol We had a great time making this project together... Hopefully we can make it a tradition to make a project together when she come to visit.

Hope you enjoy the Movie!!!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #57 My Big Fat Greek Wedding

For the Newlyweds

You all have to relate to this movie in some way or another.. Wether you felt like some day my prince WILL come(When I am not expecting him especially when I am dresses like a totally nerd.....) or.. You have a family that takes over completely, Or you have totally different backgrounds an you find a commend ground and totally fall madly in LOVE and live happily ever after... I think I am totally the nerd that got the cool guy... If you ask my sweet heart he would say the opposite...

I LOVE that they find common ground and learn to work through their differences and fight for what they want separately and together.. Through it all two family come together and support them both.. What a wonderful witty Romantic movie... I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did..

Come join us this week on Cinema Saturday Challenge and make a wedding card.. You know you are going to need on sooner that later just like me... I love to make Friend and Thank you cards so much that it's about time I stock up on Wedding cards...


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #56 LEGALLY BLONDE

One of the challenge requirements this week was to use an uplifting sentiment... If this sentiment looks familiar it's also a stamp from Stampin' Up... I just wanted to make it more personal my hand writing it like a friend would... In honor of Elle and Paulette friend ship.. Only things I didn't use on this card was a fluffy topped pink pen like Elle used... (It totally cracks me up when she is using her pink fluffy pen at Harvard)

To keep in the true spirit of ELLE I added bling and lots of pink.. I remember adding her little touches to everything... I also choose a butterfly to remind us that we can become anything we want to. Just give us a chance!
I remember when this movie was premiering thinking this is going to be dumb... Isn't is nice to be surprised.. I think that Reese Witherspoon was the reason.. Reese was adorable in this movie.. For me I started out thinking Elle was a really dingbat.. As the movie develops and you see her try so hard to prove her self worth and intelligence she really grows on you and you can't help but root her on... One on my favorite all time relationships in the movie is between Elle and Paulette(Jennifer Coolidge) I love how they help each other out with out even realizing it half of the time, the way real friendship works.. Don't we all become better people when we serve others... We can't forget the cutest little star Bruiser Woods.. The little baby doggie is ADORABLE... Go Bruiser! Cute, cute movie...
Visit I.M.D.B for all the cast bio's and more info for this movie here.

Don't forget to check out our Cinema Saturday's challenge here.
Happy Halloween


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #55- Hocus Pocus

Come join us this week over at CINEMA SATURDAY!!

We are so excited to share a great family film with you this week... Get all the kiddos involved and have a great time getting ready for HALLOWEEN.
Then come back and post your projects inspired by the movie

You can find a link to more info about the movie here.
Did you know that Kenny Ortaga was the director for this movie.. He was the one responsible for High School Musical...
This movie has an all star cast.
Bette Midler
Sarah Jessica Parker
Kathy Najami
Just to name a few...

This is a great movie about a trio of witches that are awakened by curious kids during the Halloween season and all the trouble they cause by awaking the Sanderson Sisters in Salem Mass. This movie is a little suspenseful for toddlers but but still fun for the older kids...

My project inspired my the movie
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays EVER! I don't know what it is about exactly... Maybe all the yummy sessional candy like candy corn.. The Pumpkin spice candle smell in the air.. Or the change of the season and all the colors... It's just warms my soul... I know weird it totally getting colder... I am on a mission to find lots of vintage halloween things.. I just love vintage... The images are so sweet and classic at the same time..
I have a few new addictions... Burlap and Rosettes... I love all the texture they create on cards and projects.
Is this the cutest brad you have ever seen!! I love this cute old witchie poo!

Gather your family up and watch this ADORABLE family Halloween movie.. It's one of our favorites.. Were did the time go? We took our oldest to this movie 16 years ago... YIKES!

Come back and let me know that you created a card and that you have added me to your blog roll if you already have me there I love you 2... Then mention my candy in your next post and I will have a random.org for a few halloween goodies(Stamps included).
I will take a picture of the goodies in the a.m.

Thanks for flying by..

Happy Halloween!!


Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #54- Finding Nemo

Come join us

For the challenge this week I decided to make a pixie stick holder.. The sugar reminds me of sand.. I love pixie sticks but sometimes you can feel a little like you have a mouth full of sand...

I got my inspiration from 4 places this week...
1st the movie of course.. 2nd color scheme.. 3rd the shape of the artwork on the packaging below, And 4th the pixie stick.. So it is possible to make a card for a movie challenge and incorporate multiple techniques and still have it still scream "Finding Nemo". I was really happy with the finished product.. What a great gift set I can now add to my birthday box... And I can be ready for a kids b-day...
If you would like to make a pixie stick holder for your self you can find my tutorial here.

Don't forget to check out Sankari's Card inspired by "Finding Nemo" It's TOTALLY AWESOME"!!!

We have a very special guest designer this week check out Taylor's card here..
Thanks for playing along with us and being soooo generous Taylor you are sooo sweet.

This week Audrey award winner and guest designer is
Juli stampinjewels you can find here sweetest project ever here.
Congrats Juli...

Thanks for swimming by..

"Fishy Kisses"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

CSCC#53 Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Come join us this week for and create a project inspired by the Movie
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age"

Don't forget to visit Sankari and see her AMAZING card it will knock your stockings off.

This week our Guest Designer is Beverly you can check out here clever card inspired by King Henry VIII Elizabeths father..

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Fit for a Queen.

Royal inspiration

So glad you joined me this week for our challenge over at Cinema Saturday... This week we are presenting the movie "Elizabeth the Golden Age" ...

For the challenge this week I decided to make a piece of jewelry inspired by the Queen. So instead of cutting scoring paper I was digging through my gems and findings then polishing silver.. I really enjoyed making this piece. I decided to include a little angle to watch over the queen as she make decisions for her country... It wouldn't be royal if it didn't include gems and precious metal.

I Love all things British... A few years back we were able to spend almost 3 week in Great Britain with our dearest friends.. We went from the top of Scotland to Lands End England... One of my favorite stops was in London was the "Tower of London" what amazing treasures they have their.. Displayed there is the Armor of Queen Elizabeth's(Golden Age) Father King Henry VIII armor it is so HUGE in many ways lol... Lets just say her thought a lot about his family jewels and wanted to make sure they were protected. They also house the Crown Jewels, Medieval Palace, The White Tower, The Tower Green were Were King Henery VIII's Wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were Beheaded. Queen Elizabeths love Sir Walter Ralegh was also imprisoned there in the Bloody tower for 13 years. If you want to see even more great thing from this and older time periods this is a MUST visit...

King Henry VIII and his armor

View from the outside of the Tower.

The tower of London.. Tower Bridge is in the background.. Most people think that this is London Bridge.. As in the London Bridge in the Nursery Rhyme... Truth London Bridge is really just a plain old bridge.. It doesn't have such a grand scale of look as does the Tower Bridge.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with... Please join us this week and create a project inspired my the movie:
Elizabeth:" The Golden Age"

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #52 Mrs Doubtfire

(What a fun surprise that my colors matched Sankari's banner..)

First of all.. HUGE HUGS to my Sunny Sankari... I remember getting an e-mail from the cutest girl ever saying she was going to call me.. I missed her first call :( My DH told me that a girl names Sankari called and I was a little giddy and nervous... We had chatted online and e-mail for a while but never on the phone... The SECOND I heard her voice there was no turning back I fell in love with her forever.. Sankari has become one of the dearest friends in the world.. We had such a instant connection. We rarely talk for less than an hour, and can talk for multiple hours no problem... Most of the time it's in the middle of the night...lol.. We will meet face to face, well person to person someday... I am tall and ALWAYS attract short friends... he,he... I can't wait to sit down with Sankari and her family and have a good Curry... You are to bestest in the mid- westest... I love you to death... Check out Sankari's amazing card here..

What a great movie... You root for Daniel(Mrs Doubtfire) the whole time.. But on the same hand you totally understand Miranda Hillard(Sally Fields) character and why she is feeling the way she does.. Unfortunately for some people they don't know what they had or how good they had it until they loose it.. In this case it's family... The transformation from man to nanny is sooo funny... Harvey Fierstein's voice and personality cracks me up... You have to love it when you are a man going to a man to be made over as a women..
Some of the lines are so stinkin' funny..

Funny lines:
"It was a run my fruiting" (when Mrs Doubtfire through fruit at Stu's head while at the pool.)
"My first day as a women and I am already having hot flashes"...( Boobs caught on fire while cooking)
Funny scenes:
I love it when Mrs Doubtfire is getting mugged and she/he beats the mugger up... How about when the dentures fall out into the glass.. Or Mrs D talks to Stu in the man voice when the family is out to dinner.

Join us on Friday nights as we sneak peek the movie for our challenge on Saturday... You can check it our here..

I had a ball watching this movie. It had been far to long.. I hope you all have a great time watching and creating to it...

When I was thinking about what paper I wanted to use for my card. I thought of this DSP from SU.. It has a older tailored feel to it that fit the Mrs "D" feel. I also thought the quote was great for the challenge... In the Movie Daniel is to busy with his life to realize that he has lost his family. So we all need to remember to let LIFE happen while we are busy making cards... :)

A little tag for the challenge requirement...
A mini dresser to hold all the disguise Mrs "D" has to wear..

I almost forgot to share...

I played along with the cutest gal Julee ever this week and her Mojo Monday Challenge blog.
I {HEART} my weekly Mojo challenge..

Don't forget to come play with us over at Cinema Saturday... We have such an amazing challenge family...

Leave me some love. I want to know you had a great time here.


Friday, October 2, 2009

New and old I will take them all the same.

Here is a sample of the project we made for stamp club this month... I miss these colors...

Don't forget the love on the inside..

Mr Brown came to visit... Hooray I love new toys...
We have another AMAZING Holiday Mini catalog this year.. I you want to get your hand on a few of the new Holiday goodies... Check them out here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #51 All about Eve

The leading lady pose..

Sense bling was our inspiration starter I though I would us a few crystals just spread out on the paper.. They photographed kind of funny don't you think... Sense this move is a BIG silver screen movie with a huge case of favorites.. I decided to keep it simple and not color in the image.. I also wanted to keep the color scheme simple. This is a great movie to watch on a cozy winter day/night don't forget it's 3 hours long.... My kiddos watched the last part of it with me after school and liked it... I thought that was kinda cool.. Most kids are that interested in old movies..

This week on Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.. We are presenting "ALL ABOUT EVE" a black and white classic..A movie about a leading actress who thinks she is getting to old to be loved by fans and others. She thinks they would rather have a younger actress. She is also very melodramatic...(Betty Davis) I had never even hear about this move.. Our guest designer Libby made the suggestion . She said she had the perfect stamp sets for the movie... My favorite part of the movie was seeing an actress named Celeste Holm.. Celeste is still a working actress today. She is 92 and has a movie in production right know. If you read a bit about Celeste on Imdb she was a few quotes the funniest is a conversation she had with Bette Davis.. You can read it here.(It's the last personal quote.) Betty sure was an interesting person we will give her that.

stamps~ Firecracker stamps
paper~ Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Stampin' Up
Ink~ Chocolate Chip
Bling~ ???
Ribbon~ Rose Red Stampin' Up, Silver cording Stampin' Up
Adhesive ~ ATG, Snail, Crystal Effects, Stampin' dimensionals.
mat pack~ Stampin' Up

Movie Watched:
All About Eve

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Catty Cruise Sets Sail

Welcome Sailers! If you have just come from LeeAnn Greff did you totally get you mind thinking about Christmas.. I know I am excited to get thinking about making Christmas tags... Were you just blown away with her amazing projects or what!! That's a hard act to follow. So here it goes.

I am so excited to share a few FALL projects for you... This time of year is one of my favorites of all time.. I love the changing of the leaves and the crisp smell of change in the air.. I have to say that I am loving football season this year soooo much.. ( I can't believe that I just typed that LOL.) I have no clue when it come to the rules ect.. I am just so proud of my 11th grader and his high school football team.. I guess you could say I am learning to love the sport and I am now a FOOTBALL MOM...(he,he)

"Pumpkin Patch" Diorama Card
My first project is so much fun.. I made a Diorama card a few years ago and have loved looking at it but with Halloween just around the corner I wanted a new fall one to show off. (you can find a great tutorial for cutie pa-tutie Diana Gibbs here.) So I couldn't resist when I saw the next stamp set "PUMPKIN PATCH" in the new "Holiday Mini Catalog" from Stampin' Up.. You can get a look right here..

Picture Window "Pumpkin Patch"
I love layers... I had such a fun time making this halloween card.. I {HEART} my Stampin' Up Punches... The curly label punch was sooo perfect for little window.. I love the curves it give to the windows it makes it just a little more whimsical that a square... Another favorite item that is a must have from S.U. is their YUMMY ribbon... I LOVE!!! the new Dusty Durango in-color.. This new color works so perfectly with the color "Pumpkin Pie, and pink, and Old Olive, and Kraft, and Taken with Teal.. You get the picture...
Don't for get to leave a little surprise in side your cards...

"Autumn Splendor"
OK now here are some of the yummy fall colors that I was talking about... How cool do they look with Taken with Teal... The new stamp set "Autumn Splendor" make the coolest background paper.. The veining in the leaves are just gorgeous...

Give Thanks with "Autumn Splendor"
I really wanted to make a card using the "Emerging Color Technique" This is one of my favorite technique.. It's always a surprise you never know what you the finished card will look like. The Sentiment on this card is from the stamp set "Holiday Best" but if you want to add it to your collection you can host a workshop and learn how to do the Emerging Color Technique and earn this set with your hostess benefits... than means FREE...Yahoo!

Just like FALL it's time to move on to the next Catty Cruise Port.. You won't be disappointed.. I
can hardly contain my self I love this girlies work... I will be joining you on the cruise so I can devour all the project Becky Roberts is sharing with you... If you have never been to here sight you will quickly add her to you blog roll so you never loose her.. Becky is the QUEEN of 3-d and altered projects... And guess what she is even cuter that her projects..
Love you Becky...

Enjoy and happy cruising!



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