Thursday, January 8, 2009

Let's Save Our Money, Money, Money!

I'm always doing these challenges at the last minute. I'm not too excited about my creation this week for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. I created this a little too fast. The movie this week was "Mamma Mia!"

What a great movie! I didn't get to see it when it first came out. Thanks to my Sweetie for downloading it for me. I loved the scenery, the music, the story, and the actors. It takes place on a fictitious Greek island, but a lot of it was shot in Greece. I (along with one of my sisters)was lucky enough to take my parents to Greece and Turkey 9 years ago. One of my favorite places in the world is the island of Santorini. A lot of the shots in Mama Mia! reminded me of Santorini. I tripped and scraped my knee pretty badly while we were walking around on the island so I tell friends that I left my knee on Santorini. Ouch!
My inspiration for this week's card was Santorini and the ABBA song "Money, Money, Money". My Sweetie has loved the music of Yanni since his "Live at the Acropolis" CD came out. He's always wanted to go to Athens (even though Yanni lives in the US). I had some leftover Greek Drachma from my trip, so I decided to incorporate it into the card. My pictures from Santorini must be in the garage, since I couldn't find them. I printed the "Money, Money, Money" sentiment from my computer.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Serendipity Letter & Numbers (Hero Arts), cracked background (Magenta)
Paper: Kraft (SU!), Windsor Knot & a tiny piece of Maine Blueberry DSP
Ink: Memories Black, Old Olive
Other: airplane rub on (BasicGrey), Glittery alphas (Making Memories), green ric rac (BasicGrey), word window punch


Savitri said...

Your card is awesome! Printing the money is a great idea!!! I think you did a great job with the challenge!!

Sam said...

Hi Anthonette,

I love this looks really groovy. Great job!

You probably should go back and check that your knee is ok. I bet its missing you ;-).

All the best,

Erum Tasneem said...

Your card is lovely! I love the colours!

Lisa Brown said...

Great idea and great card!!

wendyp said...

fantastic card!!!

Sankari W. said...

Anthonette - your card is beautiful! I never had a chance to comment - I started writing one of the posts at 3 am - and I meant to come back to your post and comment - but by then it was even later! Love that song - Meryl streep did a pretty good job with that. I love your story that you shared and love that you printed money - what a great idea! You are so lucky to travel there - I have heard its so beautiful - (hope your knee has recovered :)

Thank you for playing in the Cinema Saturday Challenges - I always look forward to your cards - your style is awesome! Hope you have a chance to take a peek at this week's challenge - and also to come over for our guessing game on Friday... its gotten crazy with the guesses :)

sending you and your beautiful family much love and wishes for a fantastic week!!!

best wishes,
Sankari :)

Brooke S said...

Love the challenge card!! Your story make the card.... I love how you personalized the money,money, money sentiment... I would love to go to Greece as well...

Thanks for playing along..

Savitri said...

I dunno no, blah card? Whatever!!! I still love it!