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
Stamps: Retro Boutique designed by Rupa Shevde by Gina K Designs.
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!!!
Please make sure to stop by the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge to get all the details and deadlines AND Gina is offering OVER $60.o0 worth of BLOG CANDY!!!!! woo-Hooo!!!! So make sure to check that out! Thank you SO much Gina for your generosity and sweetness!!!
And thank you for stopping by to visit my blog!!! Big hugs and smiles,
Wow oh wow, this is one fantastic creation! Congrats on #50! SO glad we've met and become bloggy friends! Love ya! :D
This is such a creative and fun card, Sankari! Congrats on 50!
congratulations on %o Sankari. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased to have 'meet' you too!. thanks for the overwhelming kindness you have shown in the comments on my blog and all the inspiration you have provided me!
this card is awesome!
this is gorgeous! What a great creation! Love the idea, colors, layout, EVERYTHING!
what an adorable card, great details...you really brought forth some fabulous creations last night at the Verve release party, great work gf!
What a cute and unique card! That's my favorite part of that movie!
What a great movie! I always think of that brown and white polka dotted dress at the polo match!
Darling card, per usual! Love how it looks like a shop! Hey, I used Liquid Pearls this week just for you! LOL I will have to post the card in the next day or so. It was fun!
Absolutely delightful!! Love your doors and your charming shop Sankari!! What a sweet and beautiful card!!
Your card is so great...you must have spent forever on all your paper piecing.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity of being a guest designer for your fantastic 50th.
I hope CSCC goes on forever!
Your card is wonderful...you must have spent a long time on all your paper piecing.
Thank you for the opportunity to be a guest designer on your fantastic 50th
I just posted my card on the Cinema Saturday blog, but I somehow copied the wrong URL at first... Not sure how to undo my mistake... Hopefully someone can clean up Mr. Linky for me. SORRY! Thanks for the challenge -- I LOVE Pretty Woman! :)
This is so so amazing -- how do you ever find time to work? Thanks so very much for your visit and kind comments to my submission for the Pretty Woman challenge -- words from you are more than encouraging and I will plan to "attend" many more of your "show openings." I am so happy to have found your challenge and look forward to seeing all the great creativity that abounds here. Congratulatons on your 50th! (I celebrate by 50th next year -- wedding anniversary that is.) Well, now I've babbled on when really all I wanted to say was I am in awe of your work and will be keeping track of you!
This card is FANTABULOUS!!
WOW - I just want to gush!
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