"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

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #34 - Oceans 11

This movie is one of my DH's favorite's he looks forward to the new "Oceans" coming out each time.. I have to say I really enjoy them as well... There are a lot of pretty faces to look at in the "Oceans" movies... Another fact I learned while reading up on this movie... It's a re-make... Hello... What planet do I live on... Not sure how that slipped past me...  It is a "Rat Pack" movie.. I am SO going to get my hands on this flick... Here is a link to the original info on I.M.B.D.
What a COOL cast... 

Don't forget to jump over to "Julee's new Mojo Monday Sketch tomorrow.. I can't wait to see what she comes up with.. She is so talented at creating sketches that really get the creative juices flowing...  You have to check out Julee's amazing line of Stamps... I am drooling over her newest release.. I AM going to order "Up, Up and Away" It's a perfect fathers day stamp for my Hot-Air Balloon pilot DAD..

This Week on Cinema Saturday we presented the movie
"Oceans 11"

The requirement for this card was to use "BRADS" To remind us of "Brad Pitt" of course...
I also decided to use the Mojo Monday card sketch for Julee. She always creates amazing Sketches...

Come Play along with us...


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cinema Saturday "Ever After"

First things first!!

Sankari and Keith... You are both just amazing... What a great example of Love and Support and hard work you are to all who love you... thanks for sharing your love with us...

For this weeks challenge we added the requirement of flourish's.. I also new when we decided to present the movie "EVER AFTER" that I wanted to take my inspiration from Leonardo Da Vinci's Portrait: La Scapagliata.. I love the simple elegance of this portrait.. In the movie the portrait is recreated to reflect the face of Drew Barrymore. I also wanted to use a soft French Blue. For me I associate this color with old world France...
"La Scapagliata"

Portrait, Leonardo Da Vince and Daniella..

While researching a little about Leonardo Da Vinci I did read that he did serve as the Resident Artist to King Louie & King Francis of France. He also died in France at age 60.

"Ever After" is a great movie for Young Girls to watch.. I love that they made the character a strong woman who doesn't wait around for Prince Charming to come sweep her of her feet.. She is out there trying to make her way in the world and learning all she can about life...

If you can't find this movie at your local rental store.. Or Don't want to watch it on line I purchased it at Walmart for $5.00 3 weeks ago... What a Deal... It's a must have..

Some of my favorite this about this movie:
I have to say I just love any movie that is period piece. Whether it's true of not... I love how this movie open up with the Brothers Grim visiting with the Great.....Grand daughter of Danielle de Barbarac.. The first experiences most of us have with this story is of course the Disney version.. My was with my mother childhood Disney book version.. I treasured that book and looked at is all the time...
Besides adding my flourishes I new from the start I wanted to add a French Blue and the Portrait of "La Scapagliata" by Leonardo Da Vinci..(More detail on my blog)

I love the strength and fight that Danielle has... We all want to stand up for our selves and act the way she does in this movie but some times we lack the strength to do so..

Leonardo Da Vince is one of my favorite part of this movie. I love his Whit and encouragement he gives Danielle.

Leonardo da Vinci: I shall leave walking on water to the Son of God. Fortunately I tripped over an angel.
Leonardo da Vinci: I know that a life without love is no life at all

[after DaVinci opens a locked door by removing the pins from the hinges]
Louise: Why, that was pure genius!
Leonardo da Vinci: Yes, I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door!

I have to say I just love any movie that is period piece. Whether it's true of not... I love how this movie open up with the Brothers Grim visiting with the Great.....Grand daughter of Danielle de Barbarac.. The first experiences most of us have with this story is of course the Disney version.. My was with my mother childhood Disney book version.. I treasured that book and looked at is all the time...

Come join us and creative a Project based on the movie.. "EVER AFTER" Don't forget to use the required element... "Flourishes" When you are done come post your project here...

Card Recipe:
Stamps~ Gentler Times,
Ink~ Stazon- Brown, Baja Blue
Designer Paper~ Parisian Breeze
Card Stock ~ Baja Blue, Whisper White
Specialty paper~ brown suede
Ribbon~ Dress-Up Ribbon Originals SU
Designer Brads~ SU Filigree
Font~ Edwardian Script
Stampin Dimensionals, ATG gun.

Martha Stewart boarder punch

Movie "Ever After"


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Card club...

I have totally been out of my neighboor hood card group loop... I have been way to busy to say yes to 1 more thing... This time I did... I love all the girls in my card group... We have been making cards for one another for like 4 year now I think.. I have tons of card on top of what I make for my self.. What is a girl to do with so many cards... Give them away of course.. I share my cards with my neighbor who uses them for her church calling...(Job) Then they are not just sitting in a shoes box because I hord my crafty things.. But making others happy.. If you live my me and wonder... Weird.. I got a card that I made from someone not in the card group....Now you know... The only other girl in our group that has a card/craft blog is Shari.. You can check out her creations here. Did I mention she has blog CANDY!!! Go pay her a visit.

Enjoy and have a happy sunny Day!

Stamps~ 24-7(SU)
Card Stock~ Really Rust, Whisper White(Both SU)
Ink~ Night of Navy, Really Rust, Sarahia Sand, Creamy Carmel (All SU)
Patten Paper~ Chatterbox
Ribbon~ Roberts Craft Wedding
Brads~ SU
Sizzix Texturz plated (SU exclusive)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Do you want some texture in you life?

I had a really great question come up today by one of my favorite friends/customer. She wanted to order the texture plates but with all the items listed was a little confused my all the empressor pads and embossing pads you have to order to dry emboss and didn't understand that you have to use them with a die-cut machine.. So here is the option I presented to her.

I first selected the pattern I wanted to use.. The plates are double sided.. I had a big area to cover so I used the Empressor Stylus( you can view it here) the tip of this stylus it large and makes a smother impression than the smaller wooden handled stylus's... I first made broad stokes to find the image then rubbed back and forth in small circles on the image to deepen the impression.

What a great way to add texture for a fraction of the cost...

You can view the Texture Plates in the current Stampin' Up "Idea book and catalog" page 203 or here on line.

Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1(exclusive patters)

Texturz Plates #4

Hope I have inspired you to add a little texture to you life.


Monday, May 11, 2009

I've been "ipicked" again.

Humbled once again...
Nancy Riley picked my birthday card below for one of her ipick's of the week... It's always cool to be honored by your paper craft idols..

Project nancy picked for the ipick this week..

YUMMO! New Find...

Just look at all this Yummy goodness!
I found a new on-line store called:
All but about 3 things were $1.00 or less...
My package came really fast and I even received e-mail conformation regarding my order... I will be shopping here again...


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #31 "Steel Magnolias"

If you look in the background you can see that I am still watching the movie... But my sweetie got to tired and went to bed.... I will have to finish it tomorrow.. This is one of his all time favorite movies... 

The last time I watched this movie I broke down like a little baby... Wish me luck this go-round...

What better than PINK to be the insperation for this movie... This is Shelby's signature color... When she was asked to tell what here wedding colors were.. She said " Blush and Bashful" Her mama said... "That means pink and pink the whole place is like Pepto Bismal"

If you want to get a glance of just how much pink she had here you go...
The best part is when her father yells "Here mother and I do" he has gone deaf form shooting birds out of the trees for the reception.(The birds on the card are to remember good old dad)

There are just to many funny parts to this movie so here is a list of some of my favorite this in the movie.

Little old Owen Jenkins is such a cute character in this movie... It's totally hilarious that he is in love with the town cranky pants. 
Anelle who can't decide if she is a saint or a sinner.
Drum and Oieser's relationship.
Armadillo cake
Mrs Merry Christmas who got de-throned and her brother who decided he was gay.
Southern charm...
Companionship of Women, loving and supporting each other through good times and bad.



Friday, May 8, 2009

A lateMOJO Birthday

"B" is for birthday and "D" is for Dominick my cutes nephew ever.... He having a milestone birthday this year he is turning "13" I am totally in denial that he is that old... Where did the time go???

I know that this challenge card is totally late but what the hay!! Life is crazy and I really liked the layout from this challenge... I finished watching "Mary Poppin" while I was making this card... That might be the inspiration for the lively colors... I might just make a few more of this card I really like the way it turned out... Maybe if you are in my card group you might just get one of these...

Don't for get to join us for our Cinema Saturday Challenge tomorrow:

Hugs Brooke

Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up
Stamp: "Party Hearty"
Ink: Real Red, More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive.
Card Stock:Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White.
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/4 in" grosgrain.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stampin' Up Promotions for May

May 1 is the beginning of National Scrapbooking Month and Stampin’ Up! is celebrating with the following three special offers:

1) Now is the time to stock up on Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer, Specialty and Textured Paper. Buy three, get one free on Designer Series paper and 12″ x 12″ textured card stock. This includes the Specialty Designer Papers but does not include Taste of Textiles.

When you check out, you need to click a link in the Special Offers section that will bring up a pop-up window directing you to choose your FREE pack of paper. If you are having any problems please feel free to contact me... If you live local call and see if you can add to a workshop that will save you a little on shipping..

2)Enjoy a sneak peek AND the opportunity to purchase the Jumble Alphabet stamp set
(set of 52) from the upcoming Fall/Winter Catalog at 20 percent off. Click HERE to purchase it now.
Item # ---- Description --------------------Regular Price-------Sale Price
115199 -----Jumble Alphabet stamp set---- $43.95 ------------ $35.16

3) Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator by choosing a limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit for just $75. Get all of the fabulous demonstrator discounts and benefits (and earn extra money while you’re at it!)! If you click HERE, you can see the full-color flyer about it, but following are details:

Start your own business for as little as $75 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

* Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set
* Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party
* Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″)
* Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad

You may substitute items of equal or lesser value for the ones listed (ie - you can get a different alphabet set, Scrappin’ kit, assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″) or craft pad).

This is a very economical way to join the stampin' up family. If you are more of a card maker these product lend them great to cards as well.

Don't forget this specially-priced Starter Kit contains all the business supplies found in the regular Starter Kit.

For more information you can contact me and ask me all the question you want.. Or check out my Stampin' Up website for more details. look under promotions.

***Just so you know, when you place an order online, add your three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12″ x 12″ textured card stock to your shopping bag along with any other items you wish to purchase. When you check out, you need to click a link in the Special Offers section that will bring up a pop-up window directing you to choose your FREE pack of paper. Please let me know if you have any problems!!!***


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #30 "Mary Poppins"

Marry Poppins inspiration project come join us and create...

Inspiration Photo.

This week I couldn't resist making a rosette to honor Kelly Lunceford our guest designer. She is the queen of Rosettes.. I have to admit they are really addicting... I have make a few cards lately but haven't posted them yet...

  • Won 5 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 12 nominations more here:
  • The Sherman Brothers wrote over 30 songs during the various stages of the film's development.
  • The "Step in Time" sequence had to be filmed twice because of a scratch on the film from the first take. The entire sequence took a week to film.
  • Julie Andrews provided the whistling for the animatronic Robin during the song "A Spoonful of Sugar".
  • Julie Andrews was determined to nail the lullaby "Stay Awake". She took nearly 50 takes (most reports suggest 47) in the Disney recording studio to create the perfect "soft" voice quality for the song. Dick Van Dyke, on the other hand, took only one take to record his verses as Mr. Dawes, Sr. on "Fidelity, Fiduciary Bank".
You have to jump over to I.M.D.B and read through all the great fact they have. I always lean so many cool things researching these films...

This movie is just dripping with cards and project ideas.. But this is the first image that came to mind. While I was searching for images to use for the sneak peek I came across this Silhouette image on a advert here if you want to copy it please do.. I really wanted to keep it simple just like Mary Poppins. I felt a simple color scheme would accomplish this. I found so many great quotes on the I.M.D.B website. I was thinking of using the quote "Mary Poppins...practically perfectly in every way" She reads this sentiment to the children when she is in the nursery and measuring everyone for their personality... BUT..... I had this sentiment come to the front of my mind and I can just imagine her saying this.... "If at first you DO succeed, try not to look ASTONISHMENT." This sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set: "Full of Life" this set has been so much fun to play with you have to check it our...

Here are a few of my favorite quotes I found from the movie:

  • Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious!(of course)
  • Mary Poppins: That's a pie crust promise. Easily made, easily broken.
  • As I expected. "Mary Poppins, practically perfectly in every way."
  • Joke:
    Bert: It reminds me of me brother. He got a nice cushy job at a watch factory.
    Uncle Albert: At a watch factory? What does he do?
    Bert: He stands about all day... and makes faces!
    Uncle Albert: [laughing hysterically] He makes faces in a watch factory!
    (my kids and DH are always trying to out do each other with jokes)
  • Mary Poppins: In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game! (IF ONLY it was that easy!)
I have so many ideas running through my head. throughout the week I might find a second or two to create more projects so check back.....Have a Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious! time creating... COME JOIN US OVER AT THE CINEMA SATURDAY CHALLENGE! WE LOVE MAKING NEW FRIENDS!!!!

Don't forget to check out Sankari and Kelly's blogs to see their amazing creations....

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