Saturday, December 15, 2007

A different color scheme and holiday movies

Here's a different color scheme for this card. The other day I posted a darker version - with a red bow in Jacqueline's hair. Yes, her name is Jacqueline and what i'm showing here is a portion of the actual stamp from Character Constructions. Here (in my mind) she is looking at herself in a mirror before she goes to a holiday party (the bow is quite festive in blue as well as red, n'est-ce pas?) Oh - the mirror is a actually a stamp from Purple Onion Designs called Vintage Ornate Frame - but to me - when I first saw it I thought it looked like a mirror we had in my home when I was growing up. (yeah... that's vintage alright).
I colored the frame using Windsor Newton gold ink. The background is also from Purple Onion Designs. Music is always playing when Jacqueline gets ready for a soiree you know. A little sponging and stippling in the background as well with distress inks.

Okay... now on to the movies! Holiday movies to be exact.
I adore Holiday movies. No holiday will be complete without me watching some, if not all, of the following:

  1. It's a Wonderful Life (black and white please)
  2. Miracle on 34th Street (original version with Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara)
  3. Holiday Inn (Bing, Fred, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale)
  4. White Christmas (Bing, Danny, Rosemary and Vera)
  5. Going My Way (Bing and Barry Fitzgerald)
  6. The Bells of St. Mary's (Bing and Ingrid)
  7. The Bishops Wife (with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven)
  8. Christmas in Connecticut (with Barbara Stanwyk, Dennis Morgan and Sidney Greenstreet)
  9. Trading Places (with Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd) - we laugh our heads off everytime we watch it so last year I bought us our own on dvd. You really must watch if you haven't seen it before.
  10. A Christmas Carol - any version will do - old or new or animated (c'mon you know you love Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.... with the razzleberry dressing... !)
  11. Desk Set (Hepburn and Tracy)

Two movies I just love are always hard to find:

  1. Pocketful of Miracles (with Bette Davis and Glen Ford)
  2. Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas - a Jim Henson creation - its just the sweetest movie

if anyone notices these are going to be on let me know! well if they are on a cable station I guess LOL! Okay so there you have it - and now I'd love to hear what are your favorite hoilday movies. I know I've got others but the first 11 are absolute musts for me. What do you watch?

Last night we went to see the play my daughter has been working on. For this one she did the scenery and was on the crew. It was Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods. What a great show it was too. Some very talented kids and some really great scenery!


June Houck said...

Doug and I have already watched our VHS of "It's a Wonderful Life" and he's getting "trading Places" on dvd for Christmas! Great minds...

cindy said...

Hey girl! Love the artwork, she's beautiful. Love the blue. You listed all of my favs and then some. I've never seen Christmas in Conn. Seems like not many have been on cable, we searched all weekend and ... nothing. Watched an old version of Scrooge that we had never seen, pretty good. Which would give me one to add to your list, "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. Carol Kane is a scream in that. I love that movie.

lauren said...

OMG i wrote my "top 12" list this weekend...i'm postin' it tomorrow! HA! i'm so glad other ppl are doing it too--i looove xmas movies and i always like to hear what folks are a-watching!

(ps: i will definitely share m'trout with YOU...ideally on a bagel at H&M, in NYC!) (many ppl would say the "bagel perimeter" doesn't extend beyond the 5 boros...but these days the nj ones ARE pretty decent!) ;)

(pss: this card is beyond magnificence! that jacqueline & yourself have quite the artistic partnership!)

Sue McGettigan said...

What - no mention of 'A Christmas Story' or 'Christmas Vacation'?? LOL. I did watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' over the weekend, just love that movie.