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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon?

Today's card is another two-fer! I played along with today's Sketch Challenge over on SCS (SC215) - a nice, easy sketch I'll have to file away for future use! But the main purpose of today's card was to play along with the latest Cinema Saturday challenge - in plenty of time before the deadline, for once!! This week the movie of choice is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Now, I saw this film, ages ago when it was in the theaters. But since then my brain has gone through a lot of pregnancy-induced memory loss, and for the life of me I can barely remember it, other than the people fighting in the treetops. I know I liked the movie when I saw it, so I thought I'd go ahead and pick it up at the video store for another viewing, so I could find some true inspiration from the movie and not just make some generic Chinese-themed card. I went to the local Hollywood Video and started searching for it - first in drama, and then my brain worked well enough for me to realize it would be in the foreign films section. But it wasn't. I briefly thought "huh, checked out? is somebody else in my neighborhood viewing it for Cinema Saturday inspiration??" :-) but then went to the counter to inquire about it. The clerk punched it into the computer and got a confused look on his face. "Huh. This says it's checked out - and was due back in August of 2001!" *hmpf* So needless to say, there went my grand idea of watching the film for inspiration. And instead I present to you a generic Chinese-themed card! LOL! And actually now that I think about it - fortune cookies aren't even REALLY Chinese, they are an American invention! *sigh* But I did follow this week's rule to use red on my card, so that's something. :-) I used the same set today that I pulled out yesterday (gee, do you think it's because I have design team samples due? LOL) - Miso Cute from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. The patterned papers were all from my stash - I went to China a few years back and plan to eventually make a scrapbook about it (I was only there for 2 weeks on business but I packed in as much tourist stuff as possible - knowing it's not likely I'll ever make it back there in this lifetime!) (Ok I can't resist, I'm adding a photo of me being a tourist in China... LOL!) I added a touch of gold Stickles to the paper of the cookie, just 'cause. Alrighty, naptime is over so I need to get this posted and get back to Mommy-ing. Thanks for stopping by today! And come back tomorrow for the next From Courtney's Closet post and the announcement of the blog candy winner! Woohoo! There's still a few hours to get your name in that hat if you haven't already! :-)
  • Stamps: Miso Cute from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, DP from DCWV, Far & Away and Heidi Grace
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: big black brads, gold Stickles


  1. Cute one Libby. Who cares if you see the movie again or not. I think you did an awesome job with the inspiration, what you could remember anyway! LOL

  2. Libby,
    Your card is so great... I love the layout. What great paper. The black brads are a great touch.. How funny that they don't even have fortune cards in!
    You look so cute in that AMAZING outfit.. What a great opportunity you had to visit China.. Sorry about the video store.. Funny story though 2001... he,he..

    Loads of Hugs

  3. Holy Moley - this is stunning. That marvelous Bazzill DP lends such an elegant air. I adore this card. Okay, truth be told, I'm coveting your card.

  4. That is too cool that you've been to China and your card is so fun, beautiful PP & details. TFS, Amy.

  5. bummer about the video, not sure if I remember anything from it & can't blame it on pregnancy! love your outfit, what a great opportunity you had. learn something new everyday...had no idea about the fortune cookie. fun card, seriously!

  6. love the card libby! the colors are gorgeous and that paper is YUMMY!

    glad to hear you liked the store - thanks for browsing through! i hope to "see" you there soon hee hee!

  7. Very cool creations!! Fab pics to go with it too!! :) TFS!

  8. Great card, love fortune cookies! The picture...sorry had me laughing so hard. You look like you are miserable in that picture, but that's just the way I perceive it ;-)

  9. Fantastic card, Libby...and I love your tourist picture!! What an experience, huh?

  10. Libby this is beautiful!!! I love the story you tell with it to -you are too cute! I can't believe it was due 2001 :) LOL!!! I love the papers and colors and the layout is perfect iwth this card! You look beautiful in your picture!!! Thank you so much for playing along in the weekly Cinema Saturday Challenges and also for playing along with all the guesses for the sneak peek - its so much fun to read everyone's guesses!!!
    Happy Valentine's day!!
    Best wishes,


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