Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #90 - Star Dust

Welcome everyone... This weeks challenge is to add a little Sparkle or Bling to your creation... For some of us this is not a challenge at all.. I think the challenge might me to not add any sparkle or bling... This is such a fun move to watch and create a card too. Have fun and and enjoy the show..

The tiny English village of Wall has a secret. Through a gap in the town's old stone wall lies the kingdom of Stormhold, a magical realm of spells, unicorns and witches. One day a boy named Tristan Thorn makes a bet with Victoria, the girl of his dreams, that he can bring her back a falling star that lands beyond the wall. So he journeys through the gap into the wall and into the other world, determined to bring back the fallen star in seven days and win Victoria's hand in marriage. To his surprise, the star in question is not a lump of rock but a plucky celestial princess named Yvaine, who is not at all pleased to be knocked out of the sky and subsequently kidnapped. And a fallen star, it seems, is quite a commodity in Stormhold. Soon Tristan and Yvaine are running from flying pirates, warring princes, and three wicked witches who want to cut Yvaine's heart out of her chest and eat it in order to restore their eternal youth. To win the bet, Tristan will have to hold his own in a dangerous game of swords and sorcery - but this new world has more surprises in store than he could ever have imagined... Written byasdfghjkl COURTESY of Check out more great reviews.. But be ware don't read the full synopsis it will give the whole story away...

Brooke's Card inspired by the movie ~ STARDUST.

My inspiration for the card started with the sparkle of course... My own personal inspiration started with the dresses that Yvaine(Claire Danes) wore in the move.. When the star(Yvaine) falls down to earth she is wearing a gorgeous grey/silver satin dress. Then when Yvaine and Tristan are rescued by a ship of lighting pirates she is given a pick of any dress she wants from the captions(Robert De Niro) own personal stash... LOL She picked a gorgeous Royal Blue dress. The crown represents the brothers fight for the crown. The stick pin represents the stone around Yvaine that will turn into a Ruby when the last prince becomes king.. You will have to watch to find out who will become king... Last but not Least the star is an obvious inspiration Yvaine.. In the Beginning Tristan tells the girl that he thinks he loves(Victoria) that he will cross the wall and get her the fallen star to proved his love to her.. But when he meets the star the story takes a twist...

Enjoy the show...

Can't wait to see all your cards... When Sankari gets back she will attach the linkwithin you are welcome to add your card to the comment section for know and she will link them up for you...


Friday, July 30, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

Happy Friday EVERYONE...
We LOVED all your projects... We really loved using the Silhouette as our challenge requirement. And you all ROCKED that requirement... Sankari is of to C.H.A. to help out
"Taylored Expressions" JEALOUS! We hope you have a GREAT time girlie!!!! You will have to share with us your favorite new products and ideas...

A huge thanks to NANCY for joining us this week as our guest designer she totally hit the mark on this project... LOVED IT!!!!!

We hope you all will join us this week for our next challenge everyone..

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See you all soon...


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #89 - Casino Royale

Welcome to our 89th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, where this week we are featuring the James Bond movie: Casino Royale (2006) with Daniel Craig as the most recent James Bond. This movie pits James Bond into a winning a high stakes poker Tournament at the Casino Royale in Montenegro in order to stop the "bad guys" and we see all the traditional suave moves of 007 in a high tech movie. This week's challenge requirement is to use to a silhouette in your creation, inspired by the movie. We can't wait to see your silhouetted Bond creations!

This week we are joined by the creative and amazing Nancy and her gorgeous creation! Nancy was our Audrey girl for the CSCC#87- The Holiday!

Sankari's card inspired by the movie: Casino Royale

At first, I wasn't sure about Daniel Craig as James Bond - I mean Connery is such a classic and my favorite was Brosnan, but as the movie wore on and there were a few shots of the newest James Bond emerging from the water.... I must say that I was definitely impressed by the newest Bond :) The whole movie takes place around a high stakes poker game and we see how James Bond became James Bond. My favorite thing about this movie was watching all the James Bondisms - his one liners, the high tech spy ware, the nice crisp suits and of course waiting to hear him say "Bond...James Bond". :)) I created this card based on this graphic of Bond walking away with cards flying about and this graphic:

I added the sentiment "I hit the Jackpot with you!" and threw in some poker chips and can't wait to give this to my sweet DH! I loved making this card - it was simple and quick and its always fun to make a card of a movie, while you are watching the movie :)
Can't wait to check out your gorgeous Bond creations!!!
Sankari :)

Nancy's card inspired by the movie: Casino Royale
This week over at Cinema Saturday, the lovely cinema sisters are hosting 007 himself with this:
I have been a James Bond film fan for quite sometime, I think it helps having a Sean Connery fan for a mom, and a dad who loves action flicks. The one thing that has changed over the years is my favorite Bond; It started out as Roger Moore (must have been an 80's thing), then I recognized that Connery was the best Bond, but Pierce Brosnan does a pretty good job too. Frankly, when I first saw Casino Royale, I wasn't completely sold on Daniel Craig, I put him somewhere between Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore (not a great ranking). However, after watching it again for this challenge, I got it, and Daniel Craig has boosted to tie the top spot with Sean Connery.
Casino Royale like most other 007 films is a well-rounded film filled with action, romance, comedy, suspense, and drama -it's got it all! You get a good guy, the boss, the evil bad guy, the potentially double-crossing sidekick, the potentially double-crossing girl, beautiful clothes, beautiful settings, fast cars...really everything you could want.
For this challenge, I drew my inspiration from the main character himself: Bond, James Bond. The color of his clothes (black & white -tuxes, shirts, jackets), his car (silver), and his eyes (oh so blue!). I also tried to capture the essence of 007 opening film credits with the silhouette and lots of circles. I used brads for hardware, and printed off a birthday greeting appropriate for the theme.
Thank you so much for being our Audrey girl Nancy!!! We love your take on this challenge - how cool is that cake and target! So creative - and love the colors that you used inspired by the movie!! Awesome!!!

BROOKE'S card inspired by the movie ~ Casino Royal
Who doesn't love a goon BOND movie... Even with all the years of watching them marathon style with my dad I still LOVE James Bond... When I think of Bond.. I think of Shaun of course.. Shaun Connery... Heart beating past... My D.H. is really enjoying the new Bond Daniel Craig.. And I agree with him for sure.. He really makes the secret agent thing work for him quite nicely... It's defiantly easier to buy that he is a spy and not just a ladies man... This Bond gets tortured, has real blood and scars, and gets down and dirty and still comes out on top... The new Bond movies have GREAT actions scenes... Hope they hurry up and make a new one....

This weekend is my D.H.'s Birthday so this card is for him.. Totally fitting for my man of mystery... He is 007 and melts my heart... I am LUCKY to have him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!



Thanks to all who played along this week! Loved your adorable creations - we also loved Martha's Best Buddy creations and hope you will join us next week as our guest designer!
Who is going to be our guest designer next week? It could be you! Play along with us by linking your blog post with this challenge below. Your creation can be inspired by any theme or aspect from the movie: CASINO ROYALE and should use the challenge requirement TO CREATE A CARD WITH A SILHOUETTE. Your creation can be inspired by any aspect of the movie from the characters, memorable quotes, costumes, songs, dialogue, themes, furniture etc. - let us know where you got your inspiration from - we love reading how you translate an idea into your creation!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!
We can't wait to see your James Bond creations, Casino Royale style!
The Cinema Sisters

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

Happy Friday everyone!
Thanks to our 4 super start players this week.. We LOVE you...

This weekend we are Celebration a Birthday at our house.. My D.H. We don't just celebrate 1 day he will be celebration the WHOLE weekend. Believe it or not it's usually a whole week.. We are make up for the fact that her didn't really celebrate when he was a kid... So we are off to have fun with the family... It's also Utah's state holiday. HAPPY PIONEER DAY!

Hope all of our Stampin' Up girls that are LUCKY enough to be at convention are having fun.. My heart is with you all. I am only 30 minutes away but I didn't go this year... Post pictures PLEASE!!!


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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #88 ~ Best In Show

Welcome Everyone to our 88th Cinema Saturday Challenge, where this week we are featuring the 2000 Golden Globe nominated movie: "BEST IN SHOW" which is a docu-parody with an all-star cast. This movie is hilarious and is a comedic parody of documentaries and shows the underbelly of a dog show :) There are so many fun themes in this movie: man's best friend, congratulations cards, best in show themes, etc. We thought it would be fun for the challenge requirement this week to create a paper accordion medallion to have in our card/creation. Kelly Lunceford totally rocks the paper accordion medallions and has created a tutorial on how to make them or even check out this video tutorial on how to make them on Youtube. If you haven't seen this movie - get ready to laugh - it is so understated and the acting by Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge to list a few is HILARIOUS! We hope you will join us this week and play along with us!

BROOKE'S Card inspired by the movie... BEST IN SHOW

This card is for the cutest dog trainer I know... My ZACHY....Come check him out on my blog...
One of the funniest scenes in this movie comes from Fred Willard's character the dog show announcer.. He says... "To think in some countries these dogs are eaten" What kind of person would say that... This character has all sorts of kooky knowledge he shares throughout the show... Best in Show has so many big name actors that will make you laugh. Their character acting is hilarious. Here are just a few~ Eugene Levi, Jane Lynch, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Etc.

I think it's funny how people take on the characteristics of their dog/pet... or do think people pick dogs/pets that match their personality? If that's the case.. I am a little lazy old man who can't do tricks and doesn't share a dang thing... LOL!

Enjoy the show!

SANKARI'S Card inspired by the movie... BEST IN SHOW

I love this movie! That's all I can say! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the acting and I always just crack up at the subtlety of the humor and nuances of the actors (not to mention that the doggies are so cute!). I think my two favorite character's in this movie is Jane Lynch's character (she is simply hilarious) and Eugene Levy's character who has two left feet (no, for real he has two left feet! :) I think one of my favorite moments is when he had to walk or "show" his cutie terrier around at the end and he was nervous because of his two left feet (lol!) but he did it and not to give away the movie - but let's just say the terrier's parents were so happy! So inspired by Eugene Levy's character's accomplishment of walking and showing his dog with two left week, ic reated this card with the sentiment: "So dog-gone happy for you" from Taylored Expressions and paired it with this cutie little doggie who looks like a terrier to me :)

I created a little stand for him and used some dimensionals to pop him up. The background is stamped with the cute paw print and bone image and i of course had to add some liquid pearls :) This movie is just so much fun to watch and I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!!!
Sankari :)

Who is going to be our guest designer next week? It could be you! Play along with us by linking your blog post with this challenge below. Your creation can be inspired by any theme or aspect from teh movie: BEST IN SHOW and should use the challenge requirement which this week is to create an accordion paper medallion fold. Your creation can be inspired by any aspect of the movie from the characters, memorable quotes, costumes, songs, dialogue, themes, furniture etc. - let us know where you got your inspiration from - we love reading how you translate an idea into your creation!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! We can't wait to see what you have created! Woot!
See you are the movies!
the Cinema Sisters :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
We hope you have all had a great week... What fun it was looking through all the Christmas cards.. Don't know about you all but by the time Christmas comes.. I am so far behind on Christmas cards.. I really need to have everything ready to send out in November... Just to help with the cost of Stamps alone!!! Thanks to all who join us this week.. We LOVE this movie and hope you all enjoyed it 2.

This Weeks Audrey winner is........
We LOVED the little cottage door it was a perfect match!!! Great touch on the frosted Coco background paper as well.. This card just made us want to snuggle up and read a Christmas story and sip on hot coco... To bad it's over 100 degrees where we both live! LOL
Way to go Nancy!!!

Sorry we are behind on the last few challenges we are having summer brain which means we are playing with the kiddos and are easily distracted..
We will post the last few challenges winner soon :)

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See you all soon

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #87 ~ The Holiday

Welcome everyone to our 87th challenge, where this week we thought it would be fun to do a CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge and feature the lovely movie: "THE HOLIDAY" (2006) with an amazing cast. You don't have to make a holiday card of course - it could be a card about friendship, about love, etc - but if you wanted to make some holiday cards - what a perfect movie to do it to! This movie is about what happens when two women switch their homes during the holidays and fall in love with a guy from that area. The challenge requirement this week is to use eyelets and we can't wait to see what you come up with. Here is a trailer to this movie if you haven't seen it before:

BROOKE'S card inspired by the movie~ The Holiday

Who doesn't need a little Christmas in July..

The short and long of it all~ Two girls who have men trouble.... Swap homes. One in the US and the other in England. They each meet local guy to fall in love with.

I LOVE the movie "The Holiday" What a phenomenal cast.. I had only been home from England for a short while when this movie came out.. What torture this was. Our sweet friend was visiting from England and wanted to go to this movie... Twist my arm... What fun we had... When I was thinking about what to make the little cottage that IRIS lived in came to mind. So I just had to use this little cottage stamp from Stampin' Up.

So much happens inside and out of this little cottage. Snow was a huge part of the humor in this movie.. I can just picture Amanda slipping and sliding on the snow in her high heels. Or Iris crying her guts out over a huge looser named Jasper... My favorite part of the England half of the movie is the Gorgeous house that Graham owns( I WANT IT!!) and the beautiful children he has.. Mister Napkin Head is such a sweet highlight... My Favorite part of the US half of the movie is the trio of Iris, Arthur and Miles.. I love how Iris and Miles fall for each other over their genuine admiration for Arthur. I love watching their relationship/friendship grow... Everyone deserves to find their perfect match. The one who loves to watch the same movies, vacation the same place, encourages you to be your best etc...

I hope you all enjoy this weeks movie. Have fun with a little CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!


SANKARI'S card inspired by the movie~ The Holiday
My card is on its way - we had a little medical emergency last night (everyone is okay now) and wasn't able to make anything - but my card is in my head - now just to get it out on paper! :)
The Audrey winners will also be announced tomorrow - thanks everyone who has played along! You guys rock!
Hope you guys play along this week!!
Sankari :)
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: the Holiday and uses the challenge requirement to "use eyelets" 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 July 15th at 8pm CST! Can't wait to see your wonderful creations!!!
Big hugs,
the Cinema Sisters

Sneak Peek Friday

Thanks to everyone who played with is this week. We hope you enjoyed the movie choice.. We love the color, and inspiration this movie has to offer. The hard part is just choosing a couple of things to get inspired by.
ALL your cards scored a GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL this week! We had such a hard time deciding on what card to pick...
This weeks Audrey winner is:
Back in a few sorry still finalizing.

Thanks to Priscilla for joining us as this weeks guest designer.. We loved your SISTER themed card.. What a tender card to give to either you real or adopted sister(Friend).

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Cinema Sisters

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #86 - Bend it Like Beckham

Welcome everyone to our 86th Challenge, where this week - in honor of the World Cup as it approaches the Quarterfinals and onto the finals in week, we are featuring the 2002 movie: "Bend it like Beckham" which was an independent british film that surprised and exceeded everyone's expectations by the global fan based that it created after its release. It touches on so many universal themes even though its about a Sikh girl's love off soccer in Britain - and how she has to figure out how to live her dreams and live the life that her family has planned out for her. Here is a lovely plot summary from IMDb:

"A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti."

If you haven't seen this movie - its really a lovely sweet movie to watch. The director and crew created magic with their limited budget. This movie gave actors like: Keira Knightly and Jonathan Rhys-Meyer more exposure. Jerry Bruckheimer saw Keira in this movie and then cast her in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie saga. Paraminder Nagra the main character went on to play Dr. Neela Rasgotra on ER. In a lot of ways, this movie opened up the careers for these wonderful actors. There are so many themes for inspiration in this movie (aside from soccer of course :):

You can create something:
- inspired by Jess pursuing her dreams or having faith in her dreams
- inspired by the sweet friendship that Jess and Tony or that Jess & Juliette have in the movie
- inspired by the love and support that her father shows her in having faith in her dreams
- by the relationship that she and her sister have in the movie
- inspired by bending the rules to reach your goal! :)))

Our wonderful guest designer Priscilla, who created this gorgeous card for the movie challenge: Father of the Bride, joins us today as our guest designer with her beautiful card inspired by this movie!

project inspired by the movie "Bend It Like Beckham"

LOVE this movie.. I can't tell you how many times I have created project while watching this movie.. I love cross culture movies. We all live in such a new and exciting world with so many opportunities. What would you do if you were a young girl who would rather play soccer/football than learn how to cook a full Indian dinner or find a husband? How would you feel if your mother was always trying to get you to wear a skirt of wear stop playing the sport you love.. This is a heart warming movie that will take you on their journey to find out who they are and help their families to understand who they are as well.

I know you are thinking WHAT does this have to do with a soccer/football movie.. When let me tell you... Jess is a beautiful young girl who is just emerging into a young woman. She is discovering what she love and what she want to do with her life. What better than Butterflies to represent coming into a new life. When we are young we are protected from the world by our parents and when we emerge as young adults and start to make our own choices we find out who we really are. This book mark has a little secret you can check out on my blog that will tie it even more to the movie.. PLEASE stop by my blog and say hi. Leave me a message about your favorite part of the movie or one of your life goals/dreams...


SANKARI'S card inspired by the movie "Bend It Like Beckham"

I can't even tell you how in SOOOO many ways - this story is SO much like my life growing up!! I loved watching this when it came out!!! Growing up Indian in another culture that had so many different values was difficult during the teenage years (my mom can tell you all about it!!) I have played soccer since I was very little and when I was 11 - joined the school teams and played through the college years. I absolutely love soccer and have just loved watching it through this World Cup (and even though my favorite team Brasil is not advancing - I am enjoying watching every game :) I love seeing the main character: Jess and to see her love for soccer and how she realizes that she is good and wants to pursue this in a college across the ocean from her parents, who are conservative and have different values for her - and she still has faith in her dreams coming true, she also tries to balance honoring her family and her faith.

So my card is inspired by this quality of faith - in believing in your dreams, the "knowing" and holding on through the periods darkness in your life. I made this card a circle in honor of the soccer ball (hee :), I used rich colors to represent the Indian culture, the flower represents her blossoming into herself and the sentiment represents the faith that she has in her self and in the very end - how this is a faith that her father also has in her and supports her dreams.
I hope you have a chance to play along with this very sweet movie!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Guest Designer: PRISCILLA'S card inspired by the movie "Bend It Like Beckham"
"Bend it Like Beckham" is a heartwarming movie about a teenage girl who is struggling with her Indian traditions and her dream of becoming a world-class soccer player. In the movie, Jess, the main character (played by Parminder K. Nagra), is befriended by another girl, Jules (played by Keira Knightly), who recruits her to play on a real soccer team, gives her support and encouragement, and shares her love of the game. The relationship of these two girls is where I got the inspiration for my card. Even though Jess has a real sister in the movie, the ‘sisterhood’ bond that stood out and inspired me was the one between Jess and Jules. I don’t think you have to be blood sisters to feel the bond of sisterhood!

The challenge requirement this week, along with inspiration from the movie, is to create a card in any shape other than A2!! These days I pretty much always do square cards so this was right up my alley!! :) I used another image from Mo's Digital Pencil: 'Sisters'. As soon as I saw this image, I knew it was the perfect one for this challenge! I usually like to start with my background paper and color to coordinate with that, but this time I just started coloring and then had to hunt to find some paper. :) I'm not very adept at Copics yet, but decided to give them a try for this challenge. It worked pretty well, but the color I used for the older girl's top just wasn't I fixed it by paper piecing with a coordinating paper - ooaallaa!! A little shading with my Prismacolor pencils and blending with OMS completed the coloring portion. The background paper was so 'busy' that I didn't want to add too much in the way of embellishment, so I just used some paper lace in one strip then scrunched some of that same paper lace to form a backing for my hand written sentiment: "My sister, my friend". I added a couple of Dew Drops to the bottom and some Star Dust Stickles (the best Stickles color in my opinion because it just adds sparkle, not color!) to the blue shoes, barrette & to the lace around the sentiment....there's just something I can't resist about adding some "sparkle"!!

I hope you like my card and that you'll be inspired to play along this week in the Cinema Saturday Challenge!! It's a lot of fun....and YOU could be the next winner of the "Audrey Award"!!

Thank you so much Priscilla for playing along - and for beautiful card and the inspiration behind it!!! Simply lovely! Please check out Pricilla's lovely blog for more details about her gorgeous card!

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 (whatever you would like) that is inspired by the movie: Bend It Like Beckham and that uses the challenge requirement: create anything but an A2 card in your creation! Your creation can be inspried 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 cause we love reading about your creative process!

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

PS- Just a quick head's up -we are 14 challenges away from our big 100th challenge!
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the details of our 100th challenge celebration!!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

Canada and the USA!
I hope you all have great plans this weekend..

Sorry I didn't join in all the "State Fair" fun I was trekin' across Wyoming by handcart with our youth church group.. It was an AMAZING trip... I am off to watch this weeks movie and create a project...

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Back in a few for another sneak peek..
Cinema Sisters