Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This week our movie for inspiration at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is "Tristan and Isolde".  The required element is a gatefold or trifold opening.

This movie is a romance, and a tale of warriors.  After watching it, and letting it seep down into my subconcious, I was most inspired by Lord Marke and Tristan's relationship.  Tristan was rescued and taken in by the Lord who favored him over his own nephew (his own blood).

My card is kind of a masculine card, and so I had a really hard time embellishing it.  So it's plain, but I think the sentiment is very appropriate.

The stamps for the sentiments, including the inside ("My door is always open".) are from Waltzing Mouse...the designer and owner, Claire Brennan, lives in Northern Ireland.  The "door handles" are hodgepodge hardware from Stampin' Up as is the paper - Temping Turquoise and retired dsp.

I hope you like this card and think it's a good match for the movie...which I LOVED, by the way.


When I first found the CSAYL blog, I was just starting to plan my Christmas 2009 cards.  It seemed like a great idea but, it was, as it turned out next to the last challenge of the year.  I've been waiting for it to start up again, but I only checked on Mondays (last year's weekly new challenge day) so I got going a little late.

This week's requirements are; 2 layers, 3 buttons, and glitter.  I added a strip of white cs that was stamped with a knit look stamp from Waltzing Mouse's "Faux Fun" set.  I think the sweater look goes with the "Warm Wishes" sentiment.  I pulled out an old, old Santa stamp that I just can't part with, to stamp my second layer.  I colored hims with Stampin Markers from Stampin' Up.  That's where the Santa and sentiment stamps and the buttons are from.  For the glitter, I used a glitter gel pen on Santa's beard and fur...I think you can see it if you look close.

I'm looking forward to friday's new challenge.  I'm gonna be so happy next November when I have a good supply of Christmas cards.  If this sounds like a good idea to you, go to, and make a new card every week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


CSCC 65 is Sleepless in Seattle with red hearts required.  I love it.  I was born and raised in Seattle and I love when it's in the movies...It could be a star!

Call me what you will, but I love maps.  They bring back good memories and send me into a dream world of travel and wonderful things to see and do.  When Sam takes his son, Jonah, to the map hanging on the wall, my heart skipped a beat.  I always loved those maps at school, so I used the maps in the movie to inspire the Anniverary card I made for my husband.  The map on the wall wasn't the only one in the movie;  there was a map showing the cross-country flights, the globe in Tiffany's window, and at the end, as the camera panned away from the Empire State Building it became map of the lights.
I used words from"The Heart Does Go On", the song from last weks challenge movie, "Titanic" printed on the computer and cutout to look like directional signs.  The signs and hearts are glued to the United States portion of a World map.  It was sitting around, and my husband wanted to toss way, I could use it, and I did!

There isn't any stamping on the front but I stamped inside.  It's plain inside except the words.  This is from the "Sweethearts" stamp set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I used Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for coming by, and remember maps make great backgrounds for projects if you don't have any more room to put them on the walls.