Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #65 - Sleepless in Seattle

Welcome Everyone to our 65th Challenge and with Valentine's day just a week away, we thought we would help provide some romantic-love cinema for your creative inspiration - so this week we are featuring the love story: Sleepless in Seattle (seriously, how did you guys guess this? and Meg Ryan too?? your Friday sneak peek guesses are amazing!). This movie was nominated for two Oscars and since its release and is influenced by the brilliant 1957 movie: "An Affair to Remember" (starring Cary Grant/Deborah Karr) - which we did as a Cinema challenge last year (by the way - this movie is a MUST see!!). We thought we would keep the challenge requirement simple this week: just add a red heart (big, small, lots or little!). There are lots of themes in this movie: here are some themes, visual inspiration and color inspiration if you need a little mojo boost in creating your card:
Here is a link more about the story (**spoiler alert) and plot background
Here is a video clip of Tom Hanks talking about "Sleepless in Seattle
If you haven't seen the movie, you can watch it here on Youtube
To watch the trailer of "Sleepless in Seattle" - click here
Here are our cards inspired by this movie :)

Brooke's project inspired by the movie~ Sleepless in Seattle.
I think you can tell where I get my inspiration for this scrapbook page/Valentine for my sweetie. The Heart from the Empire state building. The majority of my inspiration comes from the true love that Sam(Tom Hanks) has for the love of his life. And the touching way he shared his memories of her. It's also represent opening your heart to find new love and a healing heart:

I love when Annie(Meg Ryan) and Becky(Rosie O'Donnell's) characters get lost in the movie "An Affair to Remember" we become part of their oh's and ah's as they crying over hope hopes and dreams of romance in their own lives. The funny thing in this movie I can relate to it the code cracking that the adults have with problem solving.. Remember when the kids Jonah and Jessica were saying things like:
Jessica: H & G.
Sam: has a look like what?
Jessica ( giving a look like duh!):Hi and Goodbye.

I feel that same way with some of the texting lingo... I am pretty hip I like to think.. But come on the only teen I text is mine and he doesn't speak in code to me... LOL. Did I mention this is also one of my sweeties favorite movies...He said "The chemistry between Tom and Megan at the end of the move on top of the Empire State building is just amazing. It's hard to beat that". Is he adorable or what. (heart melter for sure and he is all mine)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you listed below so we can enjoy your projects.

Sankari's Card Inspired by the movie: Sleepless in Seattle:
I think one of my favorite parts of this movie is when Meg Ryan and Rosie O"Donnell are watching the beautiful movie: An Affair to Remember. If you haven't seen this movie - you MUST I love when they were quoting Deborah Carr - Oh! What an amazing movie (seriously - you will love this movie - it is so smart and witty, and romantic and brilliant!). It was hilarious when Rita Wilson was describing this movie to Tom Hanks character and she starts crying (I watched this with my MIL and we were both crying at the end... sigh, sob!) and then I love it because Tom and Bill Pullman's character describe the Dirty Dozen movie in the same way! LOL! I love when Meg Ryan writes that she will meet him on the top of the Empire State Building just like Deborah Karr did with Cary Grant -- so that was my inspiration for the movie -

that and the elevator doors at the Empire State Building: here is my attempt to take a picture of my inspiration pic from the movie (as I am watching it!! lollol!!)
I love the way they talk about destiny and magic in this movie - and how the heart sparks in recognition when he meet your beloved :) So I created the sentiment: Love is Magical for my love card for my DH :)

I loved watching this movie (I think I have watched it over 30 times - but it always makes me smile and I adore the little boy Jonah - how cute is he -- sigh... Well, we hope that you will play along with us this week as we are all gearing up to create our Valentine's day cards for our dear ones!!! Can't wait to see your lovely creations!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

This week we are joined by the awesome Julia Herald - whose lovely card for the movie challenge Australia was our Audrey winner! This week she joins us as our Guest Designer!

Julia's Card Inspired by the movie: Sleepless in Seattle:
Sleepless in Seattle really is one of my favorite movies. I love how Annie tries to figure out if she truly loves Walter. I think it is so funny when her brother tells her that his wife told him that they either had to get married or break up! Her mother tells her that it was like Magic and when Sam explains how he touched his wifes hand to help her out of the car, it was like Magic! That is the inspiration for my card. I think when we meet the person that we are meant to be with, deep down, you know that this is the one. I can't say that when my husband touched my hand that it was Magic but I probably knew and I grew to love him deeply!

This isn't my usual romantic card. I created a fun card because this movie is fun along with being romantic! For the front of the card I printed the hands from the internet and colored them with Copic markers. I also printed the saying from the computer. The patterned paper is Teresa Collins. I ran the grey, pink, heart and cameo through different Cuttlebug folders. The cameos are from a stamp made by Stamps Happens, Inc. I colored them in with an embossing pen and embossed them with black embossing powder and cut them out.

For the inside of the card, the stamp is Queen Kat Designs. The red chipboard letters are Marcella attached to silver Prisma paper.

The rabbit is an old Easter die cut. The paper pieced hat, wand and flowers are my own design. I added punched stars and lips. I had a great time creating this card!

Thanks so much Julia for being our guest designer this week - your card is just awesome and the way they hold hands at the end of the movie is totally captured beautifully in your card!!!

So who is going to be our guest designer next week? It could be YOU!!! All you have to do is to create a card, layout, altered project etc., that is inspired by the movie:Sleepless in Seattle! Your inspiration can come from the costumes, the dialogue, the music, the themes, the characters, the colors - anything at all from the movie!!! ****The challenge element in this card is to add a red heart to your card!!!!

****Please link to us by this THURSDAY, February 11th- by 8PM CENTRAL standard time
and we will announce the Audrey winner on Friday
with the sneak peeks for next saturday's movie!!!

Happy early Valentine's Day to ALL!!!!
Can't wait to see your lovely creations!!!
See You at the Movies!!!
The Cinema Sisters ;)


Juli Smith, said...

OMGosh - as always I cannot believe some of you guessed this movie! You know - I think it says more about the capacity of our brains and memories that such tiny, minute snippets of pictures can be used to recall a movie - even if you've only seen it once, or it's been years since you've seen it! Now let's put that capacity to creative work!

Sankari W. said...

I KNOW Juli!!! I could NOT believe that from just TINY TINY snippets - you guys can guess all of these movies!!!

See - this is why we have sneak peeks of grass and clouds!!!


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scrapperjulia said...

Your scrapbook page is beautiful, Brooke and I love the card, Sankari! I am so lucky that you picked this movie because I have watched it a lot! Thanks for giving me the chance to make a card for this movie as the Guest Designer. Can't wait to see what projects that everyone comes up using this wonderful movie as inspiration!

Sankari W. said...

Oh Julia - we were so happy that you were our guest designer!! I love the silhouettes that you used (reminds me of the silhouettes on the chocolate boxes in the movie - and here is some movie trivia - did you know that the silhouettes that were on the chocolate boxes in the movie - were actually tom hanks and meg ryan!?!

And some other movie trivia:

- the role of Annie that Meg Ryan plays was initially offered to Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger, Jodie Foster, and MIchelle Pfiefer! Sooo glad that they turned it down because I can't imagine anyone else playing this role :)

- In the WHOLE movie - Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks barely share any screen time together - maybe like only 2 minutes - but what a glorious two minutes they are!!!

I love reading about movie trivia like this! IF you want to read more movie trivia of this movie - here is the link:


Nancy K said...

Yay!! I am soooo excited -I love this movie (love seeing the beautiful hometown scenes in it!).
It's just so romantic and heartfelt and fun. Can't wait to go re-watch and be inspired. Love, LOVE the projects this week ladies!
Thanks for a great pre-Valentine's challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guessing gals are so good. Just a pair of socks and you get the movie!:)

Great movie for the Challenge. I just love the designs you gals used for inspiration. All works of art and very romantic!

Sankari, love the movie trivia. Always fun to hear that kinda stuff!

SAMARA said...

Hey sistas! gorgeous cards! Love the guest designer card....fantabulous colors!!! My cards (4) are entries for a few challenges, so be not may have to do a bit of scouting to get to yours! Sorry!!! I love this site SO much. Sorry Australia was late. :(

SAMARA said...

WOW sankari...just read your movie trivia! who would guess...they make us feel such deep emotion and such deep relationship to the love and bonding and yearning and connection with....2 minutes together? Gosh...wish I could do that in 2 minutes!!!!

Radha said...

... and love it was!!!

Radha said...

... and CC & B. This was a sweet sweet, pick totally love it... ahh how lovely:))

grammie jackie said...

I don't know how you can keep up the challenge of challenging us every week...I can barely get projects done on a weekly basis.I knew what I wanted to do on Sunday, but I didn't get finished until now!
Thanks bright ladies.