"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

Monday, June 21, 2010

Amy's Summer Giveaway

Jump over to Amy's blog for a great give away! If you have a cricut you won't want to miss out. Amy is a beautiful creator of cards and Scrapbook pages.. And A fellow Utah gal..


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #84~ The Father of The Bride

Card #1
(Notice I even included a little hot-air balloon on my card to make it more personal)

Father of the Bride came out December 20th 1991. When We first saw this movie it was 1992 early spring and I was expecting our first child. I remember my sweetheart looking over at me with tears in his eyes. REality was just sinking in that this was going to be his reality some day. We needless to say we had a boy and then another boy and finally we had our little girl in 1998.. There is just something about a Father Daughter relationship that is so beautiful. I LOVED to go on errands with my dad growing up we would go to the car dealership and then got to lunch. Or go to the paint store, check on property or go see people that my dad had business with then lunch.. I loved going Ballooning with my dad and being part of his chase crew. It was soooo much fun. When It was time for me to go to college my dad wanted me to say home so I would fall in love with someone who would take me far from him. So I did and fell in love with an amazing young man that only lived a few miles away... The day before I got married my dad gave me a locket with my initial on it that hung from a bow. I pined it on my dress that I made for our wedding luncheon the next day. (not my wedding dress) I can totally see my dad and my sweetheart in Steve Martin when I watch this movie.. The heart-ache and longing for their little girl to not grow up and leave the nest. This move is a must see.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD thanks for loving me and letting me go.

Card #2

I just couldn't resist buying the GRAPHIC45 romance collection. I love the vintage wedding images. This card reflects the 1950's version of this move with Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy.

I love Julee's Verve sentiment "What the Caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Miracle calls the Butterfly." How fitting is that as a young woman emerges into a new bride and becomes a Woman and a Wife.

Join us this week and create you own card for the movie "Father of the Bride"


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #83 ~ The Greatest Game Ever Played

This movie has so much power. It's a story about believing in yourself and not letting anyone take away who you are and what you have to offer. I don't even know if I have a favorite part there are lost of little moments that make this movie special. Francis is not encourage from his family to play golf his father tells him that Golf is not a way to provide the living you need, find a trade and provide a honest days wage. Francis (Shia LaBeouf) is told from a club gentleman, "You are a caddy. Golf is a Gentleman's game you are working class you will never play golf." He had to create any opportunity he could and prove that he was more of a gentleman than they were. The best part of the movie is that he NEVER gave up on his dream and proved he could beat anyone even a legend with the right opportunity. This is a GREAT family movie. It shows what hard work and passion can do if you just believe in yourself.

If only THIS Father had more time and money for Golf.... Ahhhh.
My poor sweetheart has had to look out onto a golf course from his office window for about 10 years of the last 15 and never even had the chance to golf on that course. He has worked for 2 different companies that have bordered that course ironically. He is just to crazy busy. Unfortunately Golf trips come very far and few for him.. On our Honeymoon we stayed at a resort that had a golf course so we decided to go to the driving range and hit a few balls.. I thought.... that look easy... Man was I SO WRONGE I felt ever hit of the ball throughout my whole body. I is truly a game you have to work at. We even decided to take a few golf lessons I didn't improve that much.. But we had fun doing it together. My boys enjoy going to the driving range with Dad to hit a few buckets. When My boys were younger they did a summer golf camp and really had a great time. I would love to say.... Take a day a month but time is precious and Golf is a ALL DAY event. He even had a change at a tournament last Friday for our eldest son's Fundraiser for Football and he just couldn't get his foursome together for the tournament intime. It's like the gods of golf are against him. One of these day sweetie you will get to have your Golf time :)

I found this perfect vintage Golf image from Grapic45.. LOVE Grapic45... and knew it was a perfect match for this movie and a "NOT" fussy Fathers Day Card for a Golf loving guy. Then the perfect inspiration starter ARGYLE. It's a golf must. I created the Argyle pattern paper by stamping the background with the Diamond pattern and drawing the thin lines to create the Argyle pattern.

I haven't played with my favorite girl Julee for quite a while so here is her challenge for the week. My layout inspiration for my Cinema challenge.

Thanks for Stopping by.

Card recipe~
Card Stock~ Stampin' Up
Ink~ Ranger Tim Holtz - linen
Stamp Write Marker~ Night of Navy Stampin' Up
Stamp~ Stampin' Up, Sentiment ~ Verve Stamps
Twill Tape
Pattern Paper~ Grapic45
Punch~ Stampin' Up

Friday, June 11, 2010

cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #82 - Alice in Wonderland

"Queen of Hearts"
Look really close and you can see a crown and jewel.

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, June 5, 2010

cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #82 Alice in Wonderland

Brooke's Projects Inspired by the Movie~ Alice in Wonderland

Feast on this little snack while my other projects are baking.

I will be posting my final projects soon so please come back to see what's baking...

I have always enjoyed the movie of Alice and all her adventures. This just happens to be a couple of my favorite rides at Disneyland as well. The Adventure of Alice in Wonderland ride with all the neon light is fun but the Mad Hatter's tea cups are a MUST do. The lanterns and music just set the tone before you even set foot in the sauces...

We just bought the newest version of Alice this week and watched it as a family. What amazing photography and color. I love how the low light really play up the bold and bright colors. And the creative foursome that created/acted in this production are the NUTS ! How amazing are they all! (Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Depp, and Danny Elfman)!

Before Alice even wonders of and falls in to wonderland She is being told by everyone Whom, What, and where by everyone in her life.. You find yourself wanting to just tell her don't listed to any of them... One of my favorite scene in the movie was the tea party and I only wish it was longer.. But when you meet the Red Queen and you sit in her quart with her don't be surprised if she hollers for a pig! LOL.

As far as this weeks challenge is concerned this is a little summory of how I feel about creating a project/card for it:

"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A Land of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be mad as a hatter". ( the Mad Hatter)

I could agree more.. Good luck trying what to make for this challenge.. I just sat there with a blank stare for a while.. THERE ARE SOOOOOOOO MANY THINGS YOU CAN GET CREATIVITY FROM YOU WILL GO MAD TRYING TO PIN DOWN JUST ONE OR EVEN TWO!

CONGRATS TO ALL OUR NEW AUDREY AWARD WINNERS! WE LOVE YOU ALL! THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG. You can check out our newest winner over on our Cinema Saturday blog HERE

Enjoy the show and get Futterwacking!


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