Friday, November 28, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 8 -Miracle on 34th Street

You guys are just amazing! Can we just tell you we thought that you would be stumped - but a couple of you got the sneak peek was from "Miracle on 34th Street". The original movie was in black and white and was released in 1947 starring Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwen. There is a 1994 version of this film which stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott and Mara Wilson. You can read more about the stories and plots at IMDb both here and here, where all the images for the above challenge pics are from.
This is such classic movie and is something that could inspire a Christmas theme, a Thanksgiving theme or even a larger theme of believing in miracles and in hope. We hope that you enjoy this week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge and play along. In honor of Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, we wanted to have a special blog candy for this week's entries as a thank you - we are so grateful for YOU! and for all the beautiful creations that you share here every week . We are truly grateful for all of you!
Here is some great Trivia from this movie from IMDb:

Did you know that:
  • In 2006 this movie was ranked #9 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Times. Ranked #5 in 2008.
  • Natalie Wood was 8 when she made this film.
  • The scenes of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are of the actual parade held in 1946.
Here are our card and scrapbook layout for this week, inspired by Miracle on 34th Street, you can find more details on our blogs.

I remember watching this movie as a child and loving theme of Christmas miracles. Any story with that tagline always made me so hopeful and left me feeling that we were all connected and that our dreams could come true. This card was inspired by the theme of miracles and that larger theme of human goodness. As I was making this card, I have been watching the news of the current situation in Mumbai, India - and have been feeling this surrealness. Thankfully the family and friends that I have there are not injured - but my heart goes out to the thousands injured and all of those whose lives were taken from this tragedy. This card is inspired by the feeling of hope and of miracles from the movie and I hope that in the world that we live in today, the dream of a united world, one world family, is something that will come true.

Since the movie is all about deciding if you really believe in Santa Clause or not I decided to scrapbook a few pictures we took this week.. This is so huge for my little DS because this is the first time we have and memory of Zach even entertaining the thought of wanting to visit with Santa. He is usually the child that is the furthest away sitting on mom, dad or a big brother's lap - NOT on Santa's... Zach was a little nervous and luckily he got to take his sweet time because he was the only kid even visiting with him at all.. We have two son's with birthdays front and back of Halloween and we just didn't get around to having a birthday party for Zach. Dad had taken this week off of work so Mom and Dad took Zach for a special date to make a "Build -a- Bear" all of his own. His big sister had just attended a b-day party at "Build -a- Bear" and she had looked on the computer to see what she might choose at the party and Zach saw the Zebra and that is all that was on his brain for weeks.. We had a great time watching him create his Zebra. Zach named his after a favorite cousin.. So sweet. The girl helping Zach asked if the Zebra was stuffed just right and he said " he is just perfect for snuggling" he didn't want to change a thing. Zach was so excited to show his new Zebra to Santa he even let him hold it while he talked to him. What a magical day.. We created a new friend. Visited with an new/old friend. Went to lunch just the three of us and cute little Zach is still dragging his Zebra with him every were he goes. Oh to be a child again.
So are you ready to come and play along!!! Well, this week, we also wanted to show our appreciation for all our lovely readers with some yummy blog candy. Included is a packet of Christmas Clear Stamps, 8 sheets of Italian DP, a packet of embellished flowers by Handmade Art, a DVD of the movie Sabrina, 2 clear checkbook cover you can use as Christmas gifts, Christmas Peeps to make your own treat bags, and some lovely ribbon!
You could have all this for the taking - all you have to do is to create a card and link your creation to this post and mention this blog candy on your blog. All projects must be uploaded by Thursday, December 4th at 9pm PST. You can also link your creations to Splitcoast using the keyword, CSCC#8.

We hope you enjoy this Cinema Pick and can't wait to see your Cinema inspired movie projects. It could be anything from the movie that inspires you, from the characters, the dialogue, the costumes, the furniture, the themes - anything at all!

We would also like to thank all of you who played last week! You guys are awesome! And we would like to congratulate our Audrey winner from last week: Amy from Tethered2Home for her beautiful card of Woodstock - you have to check out her beautiful creation here. And also our blog candy winner from last week is Arielle from SnappyStamper. Congrats Ladies and thanks to all who played!

We hope you have fun with this movie pick and enjoy making your projects. Can't wait to see your beautiful creations!!!

See you at the movies!
Sankari and Brooke :)


Sankari W. said...

Love your layout Brooke! Zach looks soooo cute holding his Zebra with Santa - what a cutie!!! that tag with Santa on it is very cool - ove the ribbon and the S in Santa! What a special way to remember is special birthday!! Sending you hugs and love,
Sankari :)

Brooke S said...

What a great take on the "Miracle" Challenge.... I love your card and the Sweet feelings you share to go along with it... I love the beautiful winter colors you used.. The blue accents are so beautiful with the Great un- known Universe. You are always so Artistic... I am always excite to see what you create...
Loves and HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Inspiring and beautiful card! Lovely scrapbook layout too! This it the first time I've seen your cinema challenge, found it on PCP! Great idea!

Jules said...

Beautiful card and scrapbook page!
Is that the real Santa or what? He looks great! I just love it when they have a real beard!
Perfect movie pick this week!

Angie Tieman said...

This is one of my all-time favorite movies, so thanks for a great challenge! I love your elegant card, Sankari, and your fun layout, Brooke! TFS! Here's my card:

Sherri said...

What a heart warming movie you've chosen this week!! I love both your card, Sankari, and your pages, Brooke (I'll visit your blogs and leave more specific comments about that).

Here's my little entry for this week's challenge! It was put together quickly as this weekend is my hubby's bday so lots of stuff is planned. Also, we had a power outage last evening from around 6 pm until after 11!

Here's my card for this week:


Tethered2Home said...

Great cards & scrappages! Love it.

Wow, when I don't scrap on Friday nights it's tough to carve out time, but I'm glad I did. I had a wonderful time with this 'make ahead scrappage'. Taking an hour to have fun in the craft studio totally rejuvenating!

Christmas Dreams

Thanks again, girls!

zukesgirl said...

Well you guys provided awesome inspiration as usual!

Here is my card:

Tracy's card

zukesgirl said...

Whoops the previous link is broken here is a good one!

Tracy's card

Ann said...

I {heart} this movie! :D

Here's my card:

Judy Rozema said...

How fun! I just found your blog! I love movies and this sounds like a lot of fun. If I don't get time to play, I will at least enjoy looking at all of your creations!
Great card and page for this week!!

Anonymous said...

This was such a great challenge! Thanks for the inspiration, I really enjoyed this! Here's my card on my blog: (second part of the post)

And I will be sure to link your candy on my candy alert page!

Jules said...

Ok, here is my card! This was fun, thank you for creating such a fun challenge!

Shaz said...

I don't have any Santa images. Just used the colors.

Julie Davison said...

Thanks for the inspiration to finally finish this project!

Cassie said...

I just found your blog a few days ago (through Ann's blog, when you gave the hints to this weeks challenge). This was fun to participate in, I hope to continue to join you guys! Everyone's cards are great!

Here is my card (sorry, I can't figure out how to make a linky thing).

Nellie Mae said...

Its been several weeks, but I finally have a card. Enjoy!!

Santa Card

Sam said...

What a lovely movie! Thanks you for the inspiration girls.

This my card.


Tanya said...

Wow, I love the samples! This was a great inspiration! here's my card:

Kathryn said...

YEAH-- I'm participating in my FIRST Cinema Challenge --

What a great movie-- one of my all time favorites.

Here is my card:


Sherri said...

So inspired by this week's challenge and everyone's creations - so I made a second project...this time a nugget box! I'm getting in the Christmas spirit!!

Sherri said...

Oops, here's the link:


Arielle H Gordon said...

Whew~ didn't mean to wait until the last minute!

Dear Santa,...

As always, thanks to much to Sankari & Brooke for all that they do!

Anthonette said...

Hi Brooke & Sankari,
I'm at the last minute's mine:

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I need to read more and not assume because of being in a hurry. I will still do this project, I watched clips from the first on my miracle on 34th street yesterday to prepare myself, lol. Serves me right for going on a vacation ;)! :) This was a great one though:) CAnt wait to lay next week:)!!! YAY