Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge 50

Last Monday I announced that I was asked to be a guest designer on CSCC #50. It was very exciting, but also kind of stressful because all of their guests are very creative, and I felt like I needed to live up to a certain standard. I finally gave myself a good talking to, and just made "a card" like I had done for CSCC#48 when I won the challenge. Of course, I also had to keep the secret of the CSCC #50 movie from everyone, including my daughter Nancy, who is a regular participant.

Just to give you a little background, I have been following CSCC since #24 and have really admired Brooke and Sankari for maintaining this blog and keeping so many people guessing. All of the entries to their challenges have been great. CSCC # 50 is "Pretty Woman" with paper piecing as the challenge.

I'm sure that it had been about 10 years since I had seen it. So we rented it and and watched it again. My memory of the film was the change in Vivian's self esteem and her realization that she could have a different life. I had forgotten that Edward had also made a huge change in his life...the desire and ability to have a close, personal relationship.

I took my inspiration from the major changes in Vivian's and Edward's lives. Their meeting was a fluke...he was looking for Beverly Hills and she was looking for a "date". During the time they spent together, they helped each other look into themselves and make the changes necessary to have a happier life. The centerpiece of my card is two paper pieced butterflies. The butterfly is a true symbol of change.

To make this card, I used all Stamp' Up products:

Stamps; Floral and Fauna (ret.) and Warm Words

Paper; Whisper White, and Certainly Celery which I embossed with Texturz Plates SU Backgrounds 1 DSP; Tea Party and Pink Flamingo (paper piecing)

Ink; Basic Black and Certainly CeleryMisc.; Styled Silver Hardware, and W. White taffeta ribbon colored with Almost Amethyst marker

Love to you all, Grammie Jackie


  1. Jackie this is simply beautiful!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading about your inspiration behind the card!!! The transformation in both of the characters of Vivian and Edward is so sweet to witness - and you are right that they helped each other grow into their "better selves" - she helped him remember to think with his heart and he showed her that she was beautiful on the inside and that he saw her as more than just a pretty face - and in the end - I love that she wanted to follow her dreams and not settle for anything than the best . I love watching the change and in the end seeing how they both open up to each other.

    Thank you so much Jackie for being our Guest Designer this week!! I adore the paper pieced butterflies and the sweetness of your card! And thank you so much for following us since #24! I am so glad that you decided to play along! We are always so excited when people play with us and I am so glad that you did!!! Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week Jackie!!!

    Can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations!!!
    Big hugs and love,
    Sankari :)

  2. This is such a pretty card! I love how you interpreted the character's transformation with butterflies. Awesome idea!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

    Hollie@ Momiji's Madness

  3. I love your card! It's really pretty! It was a great movie and I really love your use of butterflies as a symbol of transformation..well-thought and well done!

  4. Jackie!!!! You are so creative!! Every group meeting you bring the greatest cards to share!! :) You go Ms. Fancy Guest Designer! :)