Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #31 - Steel Magnolias


This week, in honor of Mother's Day, we are proud to feature the all-star cast from the 1989 movie: Steel Magnolias which has been rated as the number one Mother's Day movie! There is so much of this movie that we love, the friendship, the mother-daughter dynamics and of course the resilience, strength and beauty of women. According to Wikipedia: "The film’s title suggests the female characters are 'as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel' and this represents what a 'Steel Magnolia' is." Shelby (one of the characters) has diabetes in this movie - and her portrayal raised so much awareness of diabetes - that this movie is endorsed by The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Joslin Diabetes Center." This comedy-drama will truly touch your heart - and according to IMDb, the tagline to this movie is: "The funniest movie ever to make you cry"

If you haven't seen Steel Magnolias before - no worries - you can watch the whole thing on YouTube!!! This movie is divided into 12 parts on YouTube - and you can click on them one at a time - here is the link to Part 1.

REQUIREMENT: Because Shelby is obsessed with Pink in this movie - we thought that our requirement this would be to add a touch of pink or a whole lot of pink to your creations!

Brooke's Card Inspired by the movie: Steel Magnolias

Inspire by Shelby's signature color Pink, Pink and more Pink.... The little birds are a reminder of all the hard work Drum did to get the birds out of the trees for the reception and all the madness that created. Shelby's wedding colors are... Blush and Bashful(pink and pink).

Come to my blog for more Pink fun...



Sankari's Card Inspired by the movie: Steel Magnolias

I remember watching this movie a long time ago - and just laughing and crying - but somehow wathcing it this week as I gpt ready to make my card - I appreciated this movie at a whole different level . I think it is because this is the first time i wm re-watchign the movie after becoming a mother... and the experinece was totally different. I feel like I understood Sall Field's role sooo muc more - and the scnee with Julia Robetrts and her baby - when her husband comes home ( - that scnee just had me in tears - I can't imagine something like that - and it was hard for me to eath that - because I was thinking of my little wee ones... I adore adore Sally Field in this movie - she is such an inspiration - and her relationship with her daughter in this movie is so real, perfect and wonderful.

So it was that relationship that I wanted to honor with this sentiment and card:
(what is funny - is that Brooke and I used the same layout without even knowing it! talk about being on the same page!!!) :)

I love this sentiment - and I thought it so accurately describes the relationship between mother and daughter in the movie. The sentiment reads: You have been my inspiration, my confidante, my friend. Because of you, I've learned to love, to forgive and to live a life filled with purpose."
You can check out my blog for more details:

Wishing each of you a wonderful mother's day!
Sankari :)

Thank you to all who played along last week. We LOVED each one of your creations - you sure did an awesome supercalafragelistic job on your cards! Our Audrey goes to Jaimee's penguin card, which caught our attention - and we loved the stacked penguins and the sentiment was just spot on :)

We thought of changing it up a bit this week where the Audrey recipient from each week will be our guest designer for the next week!

So are you ready to play along!!?!!!

We sure hope you join us this week! All you have to do is to make a card or layout oraltered project that is inspired by the movie: Steel Magnolias. This week's requirement is to add some pink (a little or alot) to your card. The inspiration for your creations can be from the music, the characters, the dialogue, the costumes, etc.

All you have to do is to link yoru creation to our blog by commenting ont his post with a link to your direct post with your creation. You can add the direct link of your blog post to Mr. Linky - not your whole blog - because it makes finding your card int he future much easier. Kristina Werner has created a wonderful video showing how to do this.

Please link to our blog by this Thursday, May 14 by 9pm PST!

Can't wait to see your creations!!

Have a wonderful Mother Day!!!
big Hugs to All!!!!
Sankari and Brooke!


Erica said...

Just a little bit of trivia for you...this is based on a true story. The screenwriter wrote it about his sister, who was a Phi Mu, and Julia Roberts was an honorary pledge for this movie. I only know that because I am a Phi Mu. The other thing is...our colors are pink and white, so this challenge is perfect!

Christie said...

Neat trivia Erica! Love when stories are based on true life. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Hey, who won the challenge for "To Catch a Theif"? Did I miss the post? Life is busy these days, I have missed tons lately! lol~

Sankari W. said...

That's a great piece of trivia Erica! I didn't know JR was an honorary! And glad that the colors fit Phi Mu's colors!!!

And Christie - thanks for pointing that out.... I knew there was something that I forgot to do - will fix that one (will edit it in) by the end of the weekend!!!

happy Mother's day Ladies!

LeAnne said...

Very cool cards and a great tear-jerker chick flick....look at those hair-do's! Woohoo! Hope I can play, have to put my thinking hair, I mean cap, on!

Erica said...

If you haven't seen it, it is on Oxygen tonight. I believe 8pm eastern.

Sankari W. said...

I know what you mean about tear jerker LeAnne! Once the tears started - the whole faucet turned on and I couldn't stop... the acting is so real and from the gut - it really gets you!

Thanks for the movie watch tip Erica!! Wow - talk about perfect timing!!! And for those of you who don't have TV - you can watch the whole thing on Youtube (there are 12 parts each 10 minutes long!) The link to the first part is here:

and then after that you just find part 2, part 3 - etc.

have fun ladies!!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Brooke S said...

I also had know Idea that is had been a play as well.. I love researching these movies I always learn so much...

I always boob like a baby in the end on this movie... How cool that it was based on a true story...


Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh, one of my all time faves!!! And I missed Mary Poppins!?!?! Another FAVORITE. Will have to do two weeks this week. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this movie. Now I am definitely going to have to watch it. I will enjoy my Mother's Day eating chocolate and watching this fabulous movie.

I love your cards you made for this challenge. Pink is a favorite of mine. I will watch the movie and get inspired to create my own. Fabulous!

nelliemaeii said...

Okay guys, I just watched this movie for the first time today, on YouTube while I was working on some cards. SOOOO SAD and funny. A good mother's day movie, but a complete tear jerker. I can't wait to make a card this week!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Chat Noir said...

Hi Ladies, another great movie, another evening spent on the couch with a pile of hankies!! Sorry I got carried away with the card I was making and totally forgot it was meant to have pink, not the orangey shade I used. So I've loaded the link anyway and if I get a chance, I'll remake it in pink instead!! Big week for brain-fade (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it)

scrapperjulia said...

Hi guys! I am back from vacation and I see that I missed Mary Poppins! I love that movie but I love Steel Magnolias too, even though it is sad. I will try to make a card before the deadline!

Chat Noir said...

I think I like my first attempt better, but you'll have to agree that THIS second one is definitely pink!

I promise to read more closely next time!

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LORi said...

Oh my I am nervous...I have finally mustered up the courage to join my 1st challenge with you girls!! LOVE Steel Magnolias, Love Pink , so how could I not!!!

Thanks for a great challenge!!!