Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge

I love watching movies. My DVD collection is one of my most prized possessions. I can watch the same movie over and over again. My favorite movies are horror movies. Not necessarily blood baths, but truly scary movies, especially stuff that could be real. My favorites include Jaws (yes, I know, that couldn't be true because great white sharks don't act like that) and Psycho. I love Alfred Hitchcock movies, they are really scary and really not gross at all. He really knew what he was doing. I like the older movies, "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis is also really good. It's about two sisters, one who is totally crazy played by Bette Davis. It like it because of the sisters, it reminds me of two other sisters, and I'm not the crazy one!

I noticed when I was reading Karli's blog (Crafting with Class) that the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge (in honor of World Card Making Day), you could pick your favorite movie to be the inspiration for the challenge. Karli made one from Nightmare on Elm Street. That is a really scary movie! So I decided that I would make one for the challenge based on Psycho. The "rules" state that you have to tell a story about the inspiration. A few years ago, Laura and I were living together. Her children where at their Dad's for the weekend. Our bedrooms were on opposite sides of the house. We turned off all the lights and were watching scary movies in my room. It was a Saturday night, and the musical guest on Saturday Night Live was going to be Aerosmith. So the plan was, we would finish watching the scary movie my bedroom and then watch SNL in the living room because I didn't have cable in my room. We both had to go to the bathroom, so she was going to use the bathroom in her room. But, Laura had turned the light off on the ceiling fan, so she had to go through her room in the dark. Laura, being an educated woman, decided that she could carry would one of our cats, and if anything jumped out at her, she would throw the cat at it, because she saw that on the Mummy and it worked. So, I go in my bathroom, hear a scream, and go running to her rescue with my pants around my ankles! It turns out, that one of the cats puked on the floor, and Laura stepped in it and it scared her! We still laugh about that today. So, needless to say, Laura is the inspiration for this card.

When you think of Psycho, you think of the shower scene. I made a shower curtain out of vellum. The house is a BossKut die. I used Martha Stewart Stickers for the "Bates Motel" sign. The inside sentiment is, "We all go a little mad sometimes". It is from the scene with Norman and Marion in the parlor at the motel. Norman was trying to justify his Mother's behavior to Marion.

Paper: Bo Bunny, Recollections, DCWV, Bazzill
Ink: Memento
Supplies: MS stickers, MS drippy goo punch, stickles, pop up dots, crop-a-dile, wooden skewer, scor-pal

Thank you for reading this long post and for stopping by,



  1. I jumped over here from the gallery at SCS...I have to say again, this is such a clever take on the challenge!!! Have a fitfully spooky October!

  2. Oh Yay!!!! Go horror movies!!! I'm right there with you on your movie choices as well. Great story- don't know which is funnier- imagining the pants around the ankles or the cat puke- hee! hee!

    GRRRRRRREAT take on this challenge! OMGosh, I love how you made the curtains & the blood- looks awesome! & the MS stickers go perfectly. Hugs~

  3. I love the cat story! I wonder if throwing a cat at someone REALLY works in real life! I can relate to the cat puke to because my cat does it a lot! Great card and great take on Psycho!

  4. Funny story Beth, and I love the card! The shower curtain is great -oh-so-Psycho!
    Great job!!



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