Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is "flippin' sweet"!

The Cinema Saturday ladies strike again! This time with the very quoteable:

I almost turned this movie off 10 minutes into it -I just couldn't quite figure out what to make of it, the idiosyncrasies of Napoleon and his family had me all out of whack! Anyway, I just went with it, and found it to be a hysterical, quirky, and sweet film. I quote it often and recommend it to all (LUCKY!).
My card has a few inspirations: the color of the school lockers -one of my all time favorite SU! color combos of Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Bashful Blue (the colors look different on the movie poster). The inside inspiration came from my favorite character, Pedro Sanchez -I love his supportive family, his laid back nature, and of course, you have to love a guy who will "build a cake" to win a girl over.
I really wanted to incorporate a quote, or two, or three, but it was so hard to narrow it down, there are so many, so I opted not to this time.
I used Versamark, black brads, some leftover Hodgepodge Hardware inked with Silver ink and sealed with clear embossing powder, then a spritz of Log Cabin Smooch Spritz to give the lockers that slightly "decroded" look.

Now...Go do whatever you wanna do -GOSH!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I got a lovely surprise in my inbox last night from my Cinema Saturday friend Ira -she sent me the Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you so much Ira -such a nice surprise! Please go see her very stylish blog here.

You need to share 5 'stylish' things about yourself, so after much thought as I am usually covered in some kind of stickiness from one or more of my adorable children (not so stylish), this is what I've come up with:

- my style philosphy says that you can be stylish and practical at the same time (machine washability, hair styles that hide a bit of banana or cereal where the baby has grabbed my hair as we run out the door, cute low heel shoes, etc.)

- my house, my car, and my eyes match (and no, the car isn't red! LOL).

- I LOVE a pedicure or a massage when it can be worked in.

- my shower gel, lotion, and candle are scent matched right now -thanks Sharlene!

- I'm hopelessly hooked on Vera Bradley bags, other cute handcrafted bags, and stylish, yet rugged nylon bags that can be found at REI. Note: these bags do all match my outerwear. :)

And now I get to pass on this FAB award! The envelope please...The Stylish Blogger award goes to:

Sharlene who has all-around style, and some to spare!
Marci who has a style philosopy kind of like my own and fabulous cake-style -Yum!
Jackie/Grammie/Mom without whom I would have no style.
Carol who has a paper-crafting style that doesn't cease to amaze.
Katie B a stamping friend whose stylish blog I've just found.

Thanks for your style ladies -copy this award to your blog and pass it on!