Good Morning Everyone!! Today over at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge are so excited to feature the totally fun and sweet Oscar nominated movie from 2002: My Big Fat Greek Wedding!!!! This movie was the sleeper hit of the year and it was nominated for best original screenplay. This love story is all about family, love, culture and coming into your own.
I absolutely LOVED this movie from the very first moment that I saw it!!! You could replace the word "Indian" with "Greek" and it would fit perfectly! I related to so many things in this movie - like her desire to want to fit in when she was younger (I remember my mom packed me curry sandwiches to school - when everyone around me had PBnJ sandwiches but the real fun started when my DH and I got married - it was definitely a "cultural experience" for his family to meet my loud, huge family :) I love each character in this movie, from the way the mother and father interact with each other, to her aunt, to all the cousins, to the main characters as they fell in love with each other. I love how they would celebrate the moment in the movie with the greek word: "Opa!" which can be understood as an exclamation of joy!
So for my card today, I used Julee's awesome sketch from Julee's awesome Mojo Monday Sketch #111 and I created a little wedding card with the colors from the Greek flag - with two lovebirds from Verve and the sentiment Opa! on the side ( this was printed on the shimmery paper at a 1" size and then punched out with my 1" circle punch):
Ink: Memento Navy blue
Stamps: Anniversary birds from Verve
Accessories: Charms, ribbon, liquid pearls, pearls from Kaiser, dimensionals, spellbinders, corner chomper, circle punches (1" thru 1 and 3/4")
It was so much fun to watch this movie as I made this card! Made me want to call my whole family and tell them how much I LOVE them!!!
Please check out the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog for more details and to see some awesome inspiration cards from Brooke and Samara!!