Friday, October 31, 2008

Audrey Award #3

And the Audrey goes to...

Our featured Audrey recipient for this week's challenge Tracy's (aka Zukesgirl). We hope you will display your Audrey on your sidebar. Please click on the photo to come over to Tracy's site and see her FAB! card. This card was really thinking outside the box or "Tree" as we might say. WOW truly amazing and creative. We loved all the texture and movement. And to top it off the tree opens up!! This was the part from the movie, where Jack finds the trees for all the holidays and opens the tree into Christmas Land. What a great idea for a card! You just have to hop on over and check it out. 
It's so fun to see what all your creative minds come up with. What an amazing group of crafters we have. Check out these beautiful submissions for this week's entries:

We hope you all had a great time with "The Nightmare Before Christmas" We both did. Hat off to all our gals who have been creating with us on all our challenges and haven't even see the movies..  YOU ALL ROCK! We are bound to hit a favorite yet!

Happy Saturday!
Sankari & Brooke

p.s. we are looking forward to all your :
We hope you enjoy the show.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #3

Woo- hoo!! Welcome everyone to our 3rd challenge, where we are so excited to present to you Tim Burton's Oscar nominated amazing movie: 
The Nightmare Before Christmas!

We know that some of you might be done with making Halloween projects - but we had to throw one more inspiration your way. since next Friday is Halloween! Tim Burton's 1993 movie The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop motion (claymation) film that has earned cult-like fame. The motion in Claymation is achieved by photographing an image, then slightly moving it and then photographing it again - and repeating this process of photographing it frame by frame and putting it all together - until the illusion of motion is achieved. According to Epinions, this movie took 3 years to make at 24 frames being shot and merged together per SECOND!!!!! Isn't that amazing!! 
Tim Burton's amazing gift of imagination produced characters and songs that are so unique and created a film that is filled with comdey, drama, suspense, whimsy, intrigue and fantasy. It is the story of Jack, the Pumpkin King of Halloween discovering "Christmas Town" and wanting to make it "better" by adding Halloween elements. Its really quite amazing to see such artistry and cleverness come alive in front of your eyes. 

You can create anything you would like inspired by this movie - and it doesn't have to be restricted to anything Halloween, you can incorporate the Christmas themes, the love theme between Sally and Jack or anything in between! 

Here is what we came up with for this week's Challenge:

Brooke's Creation:

Here is Sankari's  creation:

 Check out these sites for more about the movie:

2. This link has a bunch of videos from the movie (Click here)
3. Here is the link from IMDb (Internet Movie Database) to see cast and characters (Click here)

Please upload your creation and link it back to this post by Thursday October 30 (9pm Pacific time). 
If uploading to SCS you can use the keywords: Cinema Saturday #3 or CSCC#3 (they both seem to work somehow).  

Let your imagination take you to on an adventure with this fantasy claymation cinema pick!
 We can't wait to see what you create!!
 C'mon and play!
Brooke and Sankari

Don't forget to scroll down to check out the entries and Audrey's from last week's challenge!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

And the Audrey goes to...

Good Morning Everyone,

We wanted to thank everyone who participated in last week's Breakfast at Tiffany's challenge! You all made some truly beautiful creations! We were totally blown away by the creativity, beauty and fabulousness of your cards and layout! They were Audrey-lious!!! 

We wanted to recognize all of your beautiful creations and honor all of you for participating last week. Please check out the beautiful entries of the lovely creations from our second challenge:

Amy: Girly Pearlys,
Stacy: Watercolored Pretties
Christiane: Lacy Glittery Tutorial
Ann: Fashion Fabulous
Sherri: Hat-abulous
Olivia: Hat-astic
Nellie: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Marie: It's all about the Bling
Tracy: One Cool Kitty
Becky: Tiffany Wishes
Daphne: Floral Bouquet Purse
Anthonette: Gorgeous Thank You

Our featured Audrey recipients for this week's challenge are Catherine and Chloe. We hope you will display your Audrey on your sidebar check out their beautiful creations: 

Catherine's Seriously Fabulous dress

Chloe's Flower Adorned Pearls

We hope you all had fun creating and enjoyed Breakfast at Tiffany's and hope that you will join us for this week's movie pick!

Hugs to all!
Brooke and Sankari :)

Sneak Peek Friday #3

Thank you so much for playing along with our Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!! We can't even tell you how honored and excited we were to see all of your creations. We have had so much fun viewing all your creative challenge entries for "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It's always so amazing to see were you get your inspiration from. Just like "Holly Golightly" we are all just trying to find our place in the world. Don't be afraid to just be who you are. It's so fun to see what is created when so many minds come together. 
One of the fun things about these Cinema Challenges is that you get to choose what inspires you (you can use any layout or color schemes). The inspiration can come from any aspect of the movie - from the dialogue, costumes, characters, music, etc. This has been a really great challenge for both of us. We have really learned to push the creative boundaries and create what we love. Create what truly reflects us. We hope you all have enjoyed getting to know yourselves as well, through these creative challenges.

Well, - are you ready for a sneak peek for tomorrow's challenge????

Drum roll please.......

This week's pick is something that the whole family will enjoy! Well, most of them will :)
Until Saturday!!!

Brooke and Sankari

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #2

YAY! Welcome everyone to our second challenge, where we are thrilled and excited to present to present to you: Breakfast at Tiffany's.  

Audrey Hepburn is such a legend and an icon and we are so excited to do this cinema challenge honoring her and her role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, which is originally a novel by Truman Capote. She was nominated for an Oscar in the category: Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1962 for this role and the movie went on to win 2 Oscars. According to Wikipedia: "Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric socialite is generally considered to be the actress's most memorable and identifiable role." (you can read the rest here).

There was so much to inspire us from this movie but we both drew inspiration from Audrey's dress from the opening scene, where she emerges from a taxi and strolls to the window at Tiffany's & Co. eating a pastry - isn't this dress just gorgeous! Look at all the lines and curves and pearls and diamonds! Love this opening scene! 

How could we not be inspired by all of these elements together? 
Here are our cards and you can find details of those cards on our blogs. 

Here is Brooke's Cinema Saturday Inspiration card: 

You can find more details on Brooke's Blog (click HERE)

Here are Sankari's Cinema Saturday Inspiration Cards: 

All details can be found on Sankari's blog (click HERE)

So are you ready to play?!!!  Create a card, layout, altered project anything and link back to this post anytime from now until Thursday at 9pm PST. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post or gallery. If you are uploading to Splitcoast please use the keyword CSCC#2 (all one word). We can't wait to see what you have created!!!

And now we would like to present a special award that we are calling THE AUDREY for those submissions that wowed us from last week.  We wanted to present something kind of like an Oscar, but instead we created our own and we are calling her the Audrey :) 

We were really blown away by the creativity and beauty of all the submissions from last week's Pride & Prejudice Cinema Saturday pick and had a hard time choosing from amongst all the entries. 
Two creations that caught our eye was thi
s beautiful textured card created by Nellie and this beautiful gratitude journal created by 
Sherri. We hope ladies, that you will proudly display The Audrey on your blog sidebar with a 
link to Cinema Saturday. Thank you so much for playing along in our first challenge!!!

Creating this challenge site and being able to meet such amazingly beautiful artists has just been fantastic and we are excited for all the infinite creative possibilities with these cinema challenges :)

Need more inspiration? Here is a trailer from Breakfast at Tiffany's that you can watch here
Thanks so much for coming over for a visit!!

Can't wait see your beautiful creations!

See you at the movies!
Sankari and Brooke :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sneak Peek Friday!!

Thank you so much for playing along in our first Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!! We can't even tell you how honored and excited we were to see all of your creations for your Pride & Prejudice cinema inspired projects!!  They are beautiful and incorporated so many beautiful elements from the movie(s). 

It was also fun for us to watch P &P again and revisit some of our favorite scenes and hear your thoughts about the movie and also who was the "real" Mr. Darcy" (LOL! Let's just say that we are calling him Colin Darcy :) Come back tomorrow to see our salute to the entires from Pride & Prejudice!!!

Well, - are you ready for a sneak peek for tomorrow's challenge????
Drum roll please.......

Are you excited as we are!!!!! 

See you tomorrow at the movies!!!
Sankari and Brooke

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #1

Welcome Everyone to the premiere of Cinema Saturday's 1st Creative Challenge!! 
This week we kick off our new challenge blog site, with Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice -- since we both connected with our love for her novels and the movies made based on her novels. We picked one of our favorite movies: Pride & Prejudice. This novel was turned into the wildly popular TV mini series in the UK in 1995 and stars Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehlie as Elizabeth Bennett. In 2005, this movie was adapted for the big screen with Matthew McFadden as Mr. Darcy and Keira Knightly as Elizabeth Bennett. The cards that we created for this challenge were inspired by different aspects from the movies such as the furniture, the costumes, the words of Austen herself. Here are the cinema inspired cards that we created:

Brooke's Card: Mr. & Mrs. card

What a great movie to watch don't you all agree... This is a timeless novel and movie... Don't we all own this in VHS and DVD even Blue Ray... I think I have all the versions even the Bollywood of course..... The best thing about this movie is that my Sweetie and I both love it... When it's been a while sense we have watched it he will say "we need to watch our show" and we both know without a word being spoken what is meant... I love period pieces and really can't get
 enough... I basically crave them.. So I watch them over and over again... This makes it hard to read the book for me because Jane Austen movies are so true to character pretty much word for word...  If it's been a while sense you have watch I  hope you have a great time watching "Pride and Prejudice" again....

When I was making this card I was thinking of all the beautiful fabrics from this century.. I really love toile fabric, so I was inspired to make my own toile pattern. I know that toile is French, but it still makes me think of the period... I found my self looking closer than ever at all fabric details. The color and patterns in all the dresses, pillows, drapery and even all the upholstery really come alive. Notice the couch that Mr. Darcy (the real one, Collin Firth) is sitting on at Pemberly when he has a grin from ear to ear while watching Elizabeth support and detour comments from Ms Bingley.(The color and pattern are gorgeous) This is truly a turning point for Mr Darcy in the movie regarding the public expression of his feeling toward Ms. Elizabeth Bennett....

When watching this movie view it in a new light.. Notice all the beauty of the fabric... If you can repeat this movie word for word as I it's a fun new approach enjoy the journey as you create...

All the details of the card are on Brooke's blog with the inspiration as well.

Sankari's Card:  I Love You Ardently card

Seriously, I could watch this movie all the time.... especially the UK version with Colin Firth! One of my most favorite moments is watching the 6 hour UK version with one of my good friends at her family's house in the woods. It was winter in Iowa - everything was frozen under a blanket of white.... and so my friend and I watched P & P while knitting in front of her wooden stove in our pajamas.... oh I loved every minute of it!

 I love Austen's language and her word choices are beautiful and lovely. So I drew inspiration from her words for my card. I love the way that Darcy's first proposal (click here) and his second proposal (click here) has the use of the words "ardent" and "body & soul" - so from that I created a card for my dearest husband - that say's "I love you ardently..." and then on the inside it is continued with: "body & soul". I love making cards and I also love making a special card for him every once in a while to let him know how much he is appreciated for all the little things and the big things that he does :)  The other thing that I love in watching Pride and Prejudice is watching Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy (its true .... he will always be the Mr. Darcyto me :) The bow in my card is a tribute to his collar tie... I love the costumes used in these movies - absolutely lovely.... sigh....  

All of the details and inspiration can be found on Sankari's blog

-----------------------------------COME JOIN US!!!!!! ----------------------------------

First all the rules:

Projects uploads are due Thursday 9:00p.m. PST

 Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post or gallery. If you're uploading to Splitcoast please use keyword" Cinema Saturday #1". You are not required to make a card. We welcome all mediums, cards, altered projects, scrapbook pages, etc.

Need some inspiration before you get started on your project? 
Here are a few links to Youtube that will give you a feel for Pride& Prejudice:

Enjoy the Show!!!
Please spread the word!
If you have any questions - please email us. 
We can't wait to see all of your cinema inspirations!!!  

Thanks for coming by, 

Sankari and Brooke 

Thursday, October 2, 2008


sneak peek

Come and join us on
Saturday, October 11, 2008 for a movie and a creative challenge - as we launch our new movie inspired challenge blog!

How did this idea start? Well - we both met while making cards and realized that we enjoyed some of the same movies - and that we watched movies as we crafted cards.... and that made a lightbulb go off - that it would be great to do a site where we could incorporate our love of movies and our love of cards!!  And so, Cinema Saturday was created!!! 

Every Saturday, we will pick a movie from which we hope you will draw inspiration to create a card, scrapbook layout or project - and then link back to our site by the following thursday by commenting on the post. Then on the next Saturday, we will award the card that "ooo'ed and ahhh'ed" us, with a special award! and reveal the next week's challenge.

Can't wait to get started? Here's a few things you can do - 
-- email us with which movies you would like us to feature 
-- tell everyone you know about this site and this new challenge
-- and most importantly:

come back on Saturday Oct. 11 and join us in the fun!!!!

See you soon!!!