Good Morning Everyone!!!!!
Guess What?! Today's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge
(where we make cards, etc inspiredy by a movie) is our 50th Challenge!!! woo-ooooo!!! And to help us celebrate we have the awesomely talented Gina Krupsky of Gina K. Designs as one of our guest designers today who is offering some MAJOR blog candy and she has picked the movie Pretty Woman for our 50th challenge- so you have to check out the Cinema Saturday blog for more details!!!
This challenge all started out as an idea last fall while I was making a card and watching a movie :) I thought - wow - that would be kinda cool to have a challenge site where you make cards inspired by movies - so I asked one of my best blogging buddies Brooke to see if she would want to join and she said yes! I met Brooke while doing Kristina's color challenges last year - and it was so amazing to click with another person in blogland and then simply wonderful to be able to get to know each other better on the phone every week - can't wait to finally meet someday already! (it will be fun because Brooke is WAY tall and I am not - but I never think of her as tall becasue she is always this little picture on my blog :) lol!) After creating the site - its been simply fantastic to meet so many wonderful players along the way - I adore Ann from Creative Antics
, Tina from Travelling Mama
, Amy of Tethered 2 Home
, Nellie Mae of this Little Blog of Mine
, Sam from Ryemilan's Stamping and Scrapping
, Chat Noir, Anthonette from Chavez designs, Jaimee from a Creative Need
, Scrapper Julia, Libby and her family (her brother Jon and sister Linda who also guess the Friday peeks!), Nancy K.
, Erika, and of course my LOTR sister: Carol Dunsten (if I don't have links to your name I will I promise as I am typing this waaaay too late at night or tooo early in the morning!!! lol!!) Its been amazing to meet so many wonderful artists who have been our challenge players and now have melted into our families! I think that is the wonderful thing about doing challenges - getting to know people and being inspired by their visions!
And speaking of visions have we got some fun things for you in store! First of all the movie! I was over the moon when Gina agreed to be our guest designer!! She has picked out the 1990 movie: Pretty Woman for the 50th challenge with the challenge requirement being Paper Piecing!!!! And Gina has a HUGE amount of blog candy that she is offering up - so you don't want to miss out that information!
I remember watching this movie at slumber parties back in highschool when it came out and everytime I watched it - I was always in love with Julia's smile and her spunky attitude and I have to admit that I loved when Richard Gere was the knight in shining armor and he climbed up the fire escape at the end! so romantico! For my card I was so excited to use my new Gina K. stamps designed by Rupa Shevde called: Retro Boutique
for my card. I love the shopping scene in the movie - especially the part where Richard Gere takes her shopping and loves watching her face as she begins to enjoy the shopping process. It is just too cute. And I love the part where she comes back to the store owners who were mean to her the first time and shows them to never judge a book by its cover! So to celebrate our 50th anniversary and one of my fave scenes in the movie: I created this Celebrate in Style
card that is kind of like a little boutique.
and here it is as you open it: the ribbon is threaded through the eyelets:
and here it is opened:
Paper: white cardstock that I painted reddish brown and then scraps for all the things paper pieced
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: clear plastic sheet, spellbinders die cut, eyelets, ribbon from Taylored Expressions, oval cutters from CM.
Well, wow! I sure do talk alot!! Sorry for the super long blog post! Just excited that its 50 challenges old! Its amazing how it all started with an idea last fall and then led to lots of conversations with Brooke as we figured out how to do it - and now look - its 50 challenges later!!
The best part of creating this challenge site has been meeting all of YOU! and feeling like a little blog family! For all those of you who are new to this challenge, I hope you will join us this week!!!
And thank you for stopping by to visit my blog!!! Big hugs and smiles,