Friday, December 10, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge Winners

Hi Everyone,

First of all a HUGE thank you to all who played along with us - we loved seeing all of your amazing creations and reading about where you got your inspiration from! Also a big apology not to posting this earlier - the holidays have descended and amidst traveling, birthdays and christmas shopping - life has definitely turned it up a notch!

We had so many wonderful creations that are inspired by our 100th movie challenge: Pride & Prejudice These 4 creations caught our attention with their beauty and how they connected their creations to different aspects of the movie:

We absolutely LOVED and were just in absolute awe of Vladuska's amazing creation - WOW! She created such a beautiful book cover for her original Pride & Prejudice book from 1969 that is inspired by the feel of Jane Austen. Where do we even start? From the very beginning of her post, her project just captures Pride and Prejudice and brings it to life. All the details and 3D feel of this bookcover, makes you feel like you can walk through those stone gates and float into Jane Austen-land! Since our sponsors don't ship to Slovenia - we will be contacting you to send you something else for this gorgeous work of art!

1. The winner of the Taylored Expressions prize goes to this lovely card from Amy C has such amazing details! The handmade flowers, the embossed metal, the pearls, the hatpins: all reminded us of all the scenes where the women would be sitting around doing their embroidery, needlework and crafting. The layout of her card made us think of an empire waisted dress that the women wore in this time period and the soft colors and textures and lovely sentiment, all captured a timeless Jane Austen feel.  You can read more about all the gorgeous details of her lovely card here:

2. The winner of the Verve Stamps prize goes to this gorgeous card that Maureen created for the challenge - and the sentiment is just beautiful! We both want to say it as often as possible to our own DHs everyday (with a British accent of course!) Maureen's style is so clean and elegant and they she framed the quote as the focal image with all the gorgeous embellishments and stitching is simply beautiful!!! The soft pinks and gorgeous papers and patterns are simply perfect! You can check out more details of how she made this delightful creation here:

3.  The winner of the JustRite Stamps prize goesWe both just loved Leslie's take on this movie challenge - as soon as we saw the sentiment: "Don't judge me by my relatives" - we both burst out giggling!!! How true! For this movie, Elizabeth and Jane (the two older sisters) have to face so much from society because of the shameless behavior of their relatives (parents and sisters). Even in his first proposal to Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy says: "The relative situation of our families is such that any alliance between us must be regarded as a highly reprehensible connection." So romantic right?! Her use of the lace requirement in the handkerchief made us have one of those "why didn't I think of that!" - so clever!!! You can check out more details and read from where she got her inspiration from over here:

4. The winner of the Gina K. Designs prize goes to this gorgeous card created by Danni C., which showcases the importance of music in this movie and how it really sets the tone of this movie - it makes us thinks of multiple things that centers around music. Music was a sign of accomplishment for the ladies in this era - whether it was sung or played - the mastery of music indicated a certain class and rank. There are so many pivotal scenes in this movie that revolve around music, the most memorable of which is Mr. Darcy's love-fire look at Elizabeth as she is at the piano We loved the way that the music papers were distressed and the gorgeous heart and small bouquet of flowers  was just the perfect finishing detail. Please check out where Danni got her inspiration from in the movie and all the lovely details of her card over here (and also to see that smoldering look of Mr. Darcy on her blog ;) 

Thank you again to all who played along - you guys just constantly inspire and amaze us and we loved looking at all of your creations and reading from where you drew your inspiration from this movie! 

Thank you for making our 100th Challenge as exciting as our very first challenge, where we started off this blog with the very same movie that started this blog challenge adventure: Pride & Prejudice!

Big hugs and love to all!
the Cinema Sisters :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

OK ladies you totally overwhelmed us with beauty... We are combing through all the cards for the "100"th time. We are checking to make sure that all the winner have met ALL the criteria's for our challenge. Don't forget we have prizes involved this time so pressure's on...


See you all soon...
the Cinema Sisters.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Deadline Extended

HI Cinema Fans!!!

We hope you are enjoying creating your Pride and Prejudice Cards! We wanted to extend the deadline till tomorrow afternoon for entering your challenge creations - there are a lot of awesome PRIZES and you don't want a chance to miss out!!!

All you have to do is pick a theme from the movie that inspired you, add lace and voila - you could win some of the amazing prizes from our wonderful sponsors!!! So go ahead and get crafty!!! We don't want you to miss out!!!

Stay tuned for the list of challenge winners (there will be 4 - one for each of the prizes) Feel free to enter more than once!!!

See you at the movies!!
the CInema Sisters

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #100 - Pride & Prejudice

Welcome Everyone to our 100th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - where this week we are picking the movie that YOU voted on: Jane Austen's classic novel turned cinema magic: Pride & Prejudice! There are a couple of different versions of Pride & Prejudice (but most die-hard fans will claim that there really is only one version: the 1995 Pride & Prejudice BBC production featuring on Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle!) Our Cinema Saturday Challenges were born over 2 years ago, when we spoke on the phone and discovered our love of all things Jane Austen and how fun it would be to do a challenge where we could create cards and projects inspired by the movies - our very first challenge was Pride & Prejudice! It is so fun to re-visit this movie and come full circle with it being our 100th movie! For our challenge requirement this week - we thought it would be very "proper" to have a hint of lace in your movie creations (or more than just a hint if you would like :) We are so excited to see what you have created and to celebrate our 100th challenge we also have some wonderful prizes from some amazing companies to celebrate our 100th birthday!

Prizes, did someone say prizes...???! ;)

These wonderful companies are sponsoring our 100th challenge and we are so grateful for the sponsorship! All together that's over a $100 of prizes!!! Thank you!!!

1. Verve Stamps: $30.00 gift certificate to the store!
2. Gina K. Designs: a stamp set of choice from Gina K. Designs
3. Taylored Expressions: Tweet Hearts stamp set from Taylored Expressions
4. JustRite Stamps: one of the brand new cling stamp sets from JustRite stamps

Since there are prizes involved, we also thought there should be some rules

  1. Please do not use any other challenges with this 100th cinema challenge because  (***** unless it is a layout using one of our sponsor's sketch).
  2. Please use inspiration from the movie Pride & Prejudice in creating your card.
  3. Please use the challenge requirement: A Hint of Lace in Your creations :)
  4. Please tell us from where in the movie you got your inspiration for your creation. We always love hearing how you all get your inspiration - and how you translate that into paper . *** We ask to know where you got your inspiration from so we can award prizes equally.
  5. You can enter as many times as you would like - we will pick 4 winners for the 4 prizes (We felt we wanted to give lots of people lots of chances to win, rather than just one grand prize winner).
  6. You will have two weeks to create your challenge entrie(s) - this is to make sure that everyone has enough time to create something that they love!!!
  7. This 100th Cinema Challenge will close on Thursday, November 18th at midnight EST. Winners will be revealed on Saturday November 20th :)

Brooke's Project Inspired By the Movie ~Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice..

If you can imagine with me you might even agree that Ms Bennett(Elizabeth) would have most defiantly keep the letters she had received from Mr Darcy. She would have savored every work whether she agreed with them or not. She would have analyzed the penmanship and tried to make out what kind of a gentleman he really was... I think she would have keep them with her when she traveled as well. She would have made a special box to keep them in fashioned out of some of the trimmings that she and her sisters would have had on hand to make bonnets and bows...
(more pictures on my blog)

I would like to think that the secret piece of lace was from a dress that she might have been wearing and maybe even been noticed in my Mr Darcy... My cohort and I also agreed after her visit to Pemberly that she would have kept this picture in her keepsake box as well. She would have had to draw her picture but we will share one of our favorites from our trip to Pemberly... My helper also quoted "And to think... Of all this I might have been mistress"

Please stop by my blog to read about our sweet beginnings of the Cinema Saturday Challenge...
And see who joined me in the creative process this week..HERE

Hope you have an amazing journey creating your Pride and Prejudice projects...


Sankari's Project Inspired By the Movie ~Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice..

I don't know anymore how many times I have watched the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice (you would think that I would remember how many times I have watched a 6 hour movie!!! lol!) I can watch this movie everyday and not get bored, I can watch it for hours on end will I craft or knit and know what the next line is, and when I read the book, I can see this movie in my head - it is so true to the book and the characters are just as I imagined - although Mr. Darcy (Colin) in the lake scene totally won my heart more than I imagined Mr. Darcy in the book ever could :)
For my project today, I wanted to do something with the fact that I can watch this movie so many times - and the reason I think that I can is because of the love that Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have for each other is something both passionate, reserved and respectful. Their love story builds slowly and solidly - they are attracted to each other's integrity and intelligence and as they discover towards the end - there is no one else that they would rather be with than each other - regardless of the prejudices of class that might have separated them. I wanted to create something inspired by their love story - so I create a little something for my beloved DH. Its really rare these days that we even have a picture of just the two of us - so when my friend snapped this picture of us I was so excited to be able to do something with it.

I created a page using some of the damask pattens that are seen in the movie either in the couches or the wallpapers. I wanted to keep the feeling like a modern vintage and so added little touches of black rather than brown. All of the papers and flower and ribbon (and hat pins) are from Taylored Expressions and the lovely sentiment is from Verve Stamps: "A true Love Story Never Ends." I love how this turned out and I had a shadowbox frame for my scrapbook page so that one could still see the dimensionality of the project.

I can't wait to give this to my DH for his birthday :) Check out my blog for more details!
Can't wait to see your gorgeous creations!!!
Sankari :)

Need some ideas for a Pride & Prejudice inspired creation?
  • Sisterhood is a big theme in this movie - how through the bonds of sisterhood, each sister can overcome the troubles that she might be faced with. And not matter if they don't get along now and again - they are still sisters to the end.
  • Mother/Daughter relationship - Mrs. Bennett - is a character with a lot of "personality" which can also come off as annoying as she desperately tries to ensure each of her daughter's well being - but regardless of her mosquito like persistence - she only has the best interest in heart - and there is still tender love between her and her daughters
  • Father/Daughter relationship - Mr. Bennett and Elizabeth have such a sweet father/daughter relationship - they love each other and she is definitely a favorite of his.
  • Love: there are so many aspects to the love theme that you can create something from in this movie - the love between Jane and Mr. Bingly and between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are two different aspects of love.
  • Friendship: Charlotte and Elizabeth have such a lovely friendship and even though Charlotte's perspective and follow through on love and marriage are entirely different from Elizabeth's - they are friends with a deep understanding of each through it all
  • Costumes - based on the costumes of the dresses/suits worn in this movie - you can create a card from that
  • Furniture, Quotes, Music - based on the feeling, colors, etc. behind these in the movie - you can create a card from that.
These are just some ideas of all the themes in this movie and we hope that this will jumpstart your mojo! We can't wait to see your lovely creations!!

You can get this from Netflix, or rent it or you can watch the whole series right here on Youtube (just click this in for Epidsode 1, Part 1 and then it will show all 6 Episodes (6 parts in each episode).

Before we end our 100th challenge post, we just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!

Thank you to those of you who have been with us since the beginning,
thank you to all of you have played along with our challenges,
thank you for trying to guess our Friday sneak peeks,
thank you to all of you who stop by for a peek,
thank you to all of you who have left such lovely and
encouraging comments on our blogs and the challenge participants blogs!
thank you for all the new faces that have joined us and we hope that you will come
back and play again and again!
Thank you to our guest designers who have simply *rocked* it with their lovely creations!
And last but not least - A huge thank you to our sponsors who are offering such fabulous prizes - thank you for your generosity and pure awesomeness :)

Please spread the word of this challenge and enjoy your crafting time!!!

Big Big Big hugs,
the Cinema Sisters :)

 ****** PS - Again - because there are Prizes involved from our Wonderful Sponsors :

Please do not use any other challenges with this 100th cinema challenge  
(***** unless it is a layout using one of our sponsor's sketch) 
and let us know from where in Pride & Prejudice you got your inspiration!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Votes are in!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for voting along with us to pick out the 100th movie for our Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!!! Well, the votes are in - and the movie that YOU picked for us to do is:

Pride & Prejudice

This was our very 1st movie that we ever did and we are happy to revisit it again two years later with all of you! So, we will be presenting  our creations this saturday for the movie challenge and we can't wait to see what you create! We have  some lovely companies who are going to sponsor some sweet prizes for us to celebrate our 100th - so we hope you will play along with us!

What is the challenge requirement for this movie you ask? Well, we had to keep something secret - so we will reveal that along with all the other challenge details on saturday - and don't worry - you will definitely have time to play along because we want everyone to enjoy the festivities of the 100th challenge!!!!

Here is a link to the 2005 version and a link to the BBC version.

So get your Pride & Prejudice movies out, watch on Netflix, or even on Youtube (you can start watching the BBC series here on Youtube -
just click the first one and it will take you through all the episodes)

But here is a little trailer to get you started!! Oh Mr. Darcy - you must allow us tell you how how ardently we admire and love you! (LOL!!!) 

See you on Saturday - with our 100th movie challenge, the challenge requirement and all the prizes that are up for grabs!!!! 

Have a great week!!!
The Cinema Sisters!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

VOTE for the 100the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!

We can't believe that we are already at our 100th challenge!!!!! WOW!!!!! How time flies!!!! We were so excited when we first started this challenge over two years ago and have had so much fun meeting new blog friends, seeing your amazing cinema creations and reading about where you get your creative inspiration from the different movies we pick each month!!!!

Picking our 100th movie challenge has been hard! There are too many favorites that would be worthy of a 100th celebration - and so we thought we would ask YOUR help to decide what we should all do for our 100th movie challenge.

Please vote in the SIDEBAR  for which movie you would like to see as the 100th movie challenge!!!!

And the choices are (drumroll please..........)

1. Avatar - this blockbuster hit has gotten over 58 nominations - amazing!
2. The Notebook - classic passionate love story - and talk about that kiss!
3. Pride & Prejudice - our very first movie challenge was Pride & Prejudice and it was the love of Jane Austen that brought us together!!!!
4. Always - in honor of Audrey Hepburn (she is our heroine - so classy and elegant!)- and it was to honor her that we created the Audrey Award. This was Audrey's last movie.

And the winner is ....
.....well.... that's up to YOU!!!! So vote and leave us a little note as to why you picked that movie - we always love hearing from you!!!!!

Are you wondering what the previous challenges have been?

Here is a list of all the challenges that we have done up till now:

1. Pride and Prejudice

2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
3. The Nightmare before Christmas
4. Grease
5. Memoirs of a Geisha
6. Gone with the Wind
7. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
8. Miracle on 34th Street
9. The Sound of Music
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
11. It's a Wonderful Life
12. An Affair to Remember
13. Mama Mia!
14. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
15. Casablanca
16. The Wizard of Oz
17. The Princess Bride
18. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
19. Emma
20. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
21. Bride and Prejudice
22. Singing in the Rain
23. Waking Ned Devine
24. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
25. GoldFinger
26. My Fair Lady
27. Chocolat
28. The Lion King
29. To Catch a Thief
30. Mary Poppins
31. Steel Magnolias
32. Twilight
33. Ever After
34. Oceans 11
35. Some Like it Hot
36. Beauty and the Beast
37. HighSchool Musical
38. Strange Brew
39. To Kill a Mockingbird
40. National Treasure
41. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets
42. Amazing Grace
43. Pirates of the Caribbean
44. The Thief Lord
45. Sixteen Candles
46. Field of Dreams
47. Forrest Gump
48. School of Rock
49. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
50. Pretty Woman
51. All About Eve
52. Mrs. Doubtfire
53. Elizabeth: The Golden Age
54. Finding Nemo
55. Hocus Pocus
56. Legally Blonde
57. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
58. Roman Holiday
59. Shakespeare in Love
60. Chronicles of Narnia
61. A Knight's Tale
62. A Night at the Museum
63. Australia
64. Titanic
65. Sleepless in Seattle
66. Clueless
67. Tristan & Isolde
68. Spiderman
69. Dan In Real Life
70. Dear Frankie
71. 13 Going on 30
72. julie & Julia
73. Sense & Sensibility
74. UP
75. Oklahoma
76. North by Northwest
77. America's Sweethearts
78. Much Ado About Nothing
79. New Moon
80. Becoming Jane
81. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
82. Alice in Wonderland
83. The Greatest Game Ever Played
84. Father of the Bride
85. State Fair
86. Bend it Like Beckham
87. The Holiday
88. Best in Show

89.Casino Royale
90. Stardust
91. Gandhi
92. Napoleon Dynamite
93. Annie
94. Legend of Sleepy Hollow
95. High Noon
96. Iron Man
97. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
98. Dead Poet's Society
99. Edward Scissorhands

We are going to keep the polls open until October 31, 2010 - and then we will come back with our 100th movie challenge with the new Challenge Requirement on Saturday November 6!!!!

And a celebration won't be complete without prizes - and we have some prizes coming up!!!!!! So stay tuned for ALL the par-taay details !!!! In the meantime SPREAD THE WORD!!! And VOTE!!!!

Can't wait to see what movie you guys have picked!!!
The Cinema Sisters

Friday Announcement and Winner!

WOWOW!!! What an amazing week of players! Thank you all so much for playing along with us this week - we are completely floored by everyone's participation and were so happy to see new and familiar faces!!! We always love seeing how you incorporate the movie into your cards - and this week, Aubri created such a wonderful card for this challenge with her pop- out ice sculpture - in honor of the way Edward creates art and sees the hidden beauty in everything around him. We would love it if you would be our guest designer and display the Audrey Award on your blog!!

Thank you all for playing along! And we have some exciting news about our 100th challenge coming up!!! So stay tuned!!!!!

Big hugs,
the Cinema Sisters

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #99 - Edward Scissorhands

Welcome Everyone to our 99th challenge (WOW!) where this week we are featuring the Oscar nominated Tim Burton  movie: Edward Scissorhands starring someone we love: Johnny Depp! If you haven't seen it - this movie is amazing - as usual, Tim Burton takes you into another world with his amazing imagination and introduces a character who is so sweet and loving, even though he has scissors for hands.  The story of Edward will definitely touch your heart! More than anything, Tim Burtons' use of colors and images is amazing in this movie, its not just dark, but it has bursts of color when Edward goes into suburbia and for all the different emotions, there are parallels in the movie with the different colors. The Challenge Requirement this week is to hand cut something or use a die cut in your creation *** that is inspired by the movie (in honor of his scissorhands :)

It really is amazing! We hope you will watch it and play along!

Sankari's Card Inspired by the movie: Edward Scissorhands

As many of you know, I have a slight thing for Johnny Depp (just a slight thing!! LOLOLOL!!!) - the man is just an incredible actor, as well, as just being plain old incredible! Do you know that he lost 25 lbs for this movie! And that this movie was Vincent Price's last screen appearance? (you can find all these trivia bits here). I LOVE the use of color in this movie - seriously - it is amazing how Burton uses color to create emotion or to express an emotion. When Edward is in the Inventor's castle, it is more dark and when he emerges into suburbia with all the different colored houses etc., there are these bursts of color as he lives in the warmth of love and appreciation. For my card today, I wanted to create something that had elements of being:
- a black and white feel when he is with the Inventor
- and the colorful aspect of when he lives with Peg
- something that has a buckle of sorts to represent his amazing outfit!
All of these elements came together with this semi quote from Johnny Depp as he was interviewed by Arsenio Hall, where he said that the feeling of Edward Scissorhands for him was of  "Not being able to fit in, the feeling of wanting to touch something, but not being able too, its the feeling of your early teens..." I thought I wanted to create a card for a teen who is going through those teenish turmoils and would need some reassurance that they actually don't have to try to fit into anything other then being themselves. This is why I adore the character of Peg and Edward, she is such a mother figure and tries to take care of him and tries to make him feel loved. This inspired the lovely sentiment: "I love you just the way you are" - Isn't this sentiment just so sweet and so nourishing! I loved making this card for the challenge:
I had so much fun experimenting with black and white and mixing it up with color and and texture. I hope you will play along and can't wait to see your creative take!
Sankari :)
We haven't forgotten about our Audrey Winners - or special prizes - you guys create such amazing works of art - that it really is painful to choose one over another! From last week's challenge, we loved all of your felted creations and the quotes you chose just were absolutely perfect and inspiring!!! One card that we loved was Banu's sweet card about courage - the sentiment spoke to us about how the boys came to rally around their Captain - so we hope Banu that you will join us as our Guest Designer as our Audrey Winner this week! For all of you who participated in our World Card Making Day challenge - WOW!!! First off you guys came up with amazing movie choices (and we can't wait to do them!!! hopefully, you will play along again when we pick your movie choice!) - and again - its so hard to pick - but our special prize goes to Karli - who totally had us laughing with her pick of a Nightmare on Elm Sreet - we loved her take on the movie, that she picked her favorite genre - "horror" and the way she created the card!So Karli - please send me (Sankari) an email so I can send you some special little somethings for your crafting pleasure :)

Who's going to be our next guest designer? It could be you! All you have to do is to create a card, layout, 3D creation - that is inspired by the movie: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and uses the challenge requirement to HAND CUT OR USE A DIE CUT in your creation. You creation can be inspired by anything in the movie, from the themes in the movie, to the dialogue, costumes, character, music, lyrics, quotes, events in the movie, furniture, time period - anything at all that inspires your creative "light bulb" to go on!! Please share with us - where you got your inspiration from because we love reading about your creative process!!!

You can post your challenge entry anytime from now till Thursday October 21st at 8pm CST! Can't wait to see your beautiful creations!
Big hugs,
the Cinema Sisters

PS - We have something fun in mind for our 100th challenge - so stay tuned for news about that coming up next week!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

Today you get all three at once...
Our family is having a staycation day today.. We have Fall break so in lieu of leaving town we are just doing tons of fun things here in town all day together as a family..

This movie is going to be a good one... Can't wait to watch it...

Sneak Peek #1

Sneak Peek #2

Sneak Peek #3

See you soon..