Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember is this week's featured film for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. I almost didn't get to play along this time. I'd never seen this movie (a longtime member of my "must-see" list), and I looked all over town for a copy. I finally was able to watch it online last night using Graboid.

OH, MY! I LOVE this movie!!! I knew the basic premise of the movie (Thanks to Rita Wilson's tearful, yet hilarious, scene from Sleepless in Seattle), but I was so pleasantly surprised by how good this movie was. As a writing teacher, I was blown away by the witty dialogue--so funny and charming. Cary Grant was his usual debonair self, and I loved Deborah Kerr's beautiful costumes in every scene (I love older movies for this--women always have a great dress, with perfect accessories like hats and gloves).
Okay, enough blather--on to my card. I chose pink champagne as my inspiration. Near the beginning of the movie, Terry mentions that she loves pink champagne. Then in a follow-up scene, she enters the bar and orders a champagne cocktail, only to discover that Nickie has ordered the exact same drink. To me, this scene shows the beginning of their falling in love.

I started with this week's CPS layout. I colored my champagne glasses with a clear glitter pen and used Cotton Candy Stickles to create pink bubbles above each glass. The circles were paper pierced, then mounted on glittered white cardstock. And how fun is this ribbon from i {heart} papers?
Thank you, Sankari and Brooke, for finally giving me the push to watch this wonderful movie!
Why don't you stop by the Cinema Saturday blog and play along with us?
Stamps: Cheers to You (SU)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, PTI white, DCWV glittered white
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, paper piercer, clear glitter pen (Spica), Cotton Candy Stickles, ribbon (May Arts), dimensionals

26 comments:

Sonia Kertznus said...

WOW! So simple any yet AMAZING! Love the shoothing colors. What a grate take on CPS Challenge...
Hugs...SK...:)

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, great details, Ann! I love the pink champagne with the bubbles, very clever!

Barb said...

Look at all of that shimmer!! :) Very pretty, and did it take forever to pierce all of those holes?!!!

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous card, Ann. Great take on the CPS sketch.

Wishing you all the best for 2009!

Stampin' Meg said...

The pink champpers is soooo fun!

Linda Beeson said...

Perfect use of the CPS sketch especially with the "celebrating" theme!

Sankari W. said...

Oh ANN!!!! WOW!!

I love this card - and I am so happy that you got a chance to watch this movie! I am sorry not to write back sooner and help you find the movie (we were traveling and just got home today)

Thank you for playing with our Cinema Saturday Challenge!! I love your creations! and this theme of pink champagne is perfect!!! I totally agree that that scene where they both order is kinda the start of their love affair :)

Isn't the dialogue so witty!! I was so surprised when I watched it again after so many years - how awesome this movie is... a total hidden gem... just so perfect - can't believe it was released in 1957! wow!

love all the sparkles in your card - and the awesome champagne glasses and the ribbon! beautiful and perfect!!!

so happy that you played along !!! YAY!!

hope your holidays have been merry and bright!
sending you a ton of happy wishes!
Sankari :)

HeathersHobby said...

What a beautiful card! I love the sparkles and the pink bubbly.

Enfys said...

What a great take on the challenge, I really must join in with this one.

Elizabeth said...

I love everything about this card- the glitter, the pink and white combo and that ribbon is so yummy! :)I have never seen any ribbon like that befor!

Lauren said...

Beautiful Card Ann. xx

Susan said...

It's been ages since I have seen that movie, but I do remember the champagne so very appropriate theme for your card.

I agree with you about the old movies. Especially Cary Grant ones. He's my fave movie star. If you haven't seen "Talk of the Town" or "Mr Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse" (both starring Cary Grant) I highly recommend them.

Jackie said...

Awesome card Ann and love the pink! Great job!!

xiumaiyuki said...

I love Carey Grant and I love that movie as well!!!! such a tear-jerker! Your Bella card is very pretty. I really like your style, clean and simple. Seems like I will be casing some of your cards if you don't mind! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lilian said...

Love the movie and love your card. Happy New Year!

~amy~ said...

What a FAB card...love all the pink and great job on the CPS sketch!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, I love this card! I love all the pink, just gorgeous. I'll have to put this movie on my "must see" list :) TFS!
Hugs, Christine :)

Elena said...

So romantic! Love all your detailed work!

Shirley said...

A very lovely card!

Cassie said...

Glad to hear that you were able to watch it! This card is lovely! The pink champagne scene is one of my favorites!

Brooke S said...

I am so glad you found the movie. We had no idea that it was so hard to find. I have a couple of copies of this movie... You will have to buy it the second you get the chance.. My sweet DH and I watched it again 2 night ago and still haven't had the time to make a card.. I have no creative mojo at the moment.. I an really trying to get the wheels turning though... I have to say it warmed my heart to see you didn't do the Empire State Building .. I don't know how I could ever make one with the cute ones are ready done.. The pink Champaign glass are so cute.. I love that you took the inspiration from a sweet tender moment that only they shared.. I really want to make my card from a moment like that... I have an idea and I might add it late I have to ransack my mom's house for just the right piece... So look for my card late!!!

Thanks for playing with us.
Hugs
Brooke

i {heart} papers said...

Great use of that ribbon!

Kerry D-C said...

Way cute!!! love the pink bubbly!

cadnileb said...

Love the pink and the champagne!

JoLynn said...

This is a CUUUUTE card. Love the ribbon! I have yet to see this entire movie.

Ryemilan said...

Beautiful Ann. Love all the little details, like pink stickle bubbles. Very cute. Glad you found the movie eventually.

Congrats on winning the Audrey!

All the best,
Sam.