Monday, April 13, 2015

The Return of "Monday Musings"

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope the week is off to a great start.

As I mentioned in my last post, I used to post twice a week when I first started blogging. Friday posts shared cards/projects created during the week, and Monday posts shared weekend creations.

At least for the time being, I'm bringing back "Friday Night Writes" and "Monday Musings". So, welcome to the rebirth of "Monday Musings"!


Coligny Theatre -- A Movie-Lover's Paradise 
One of my favorite things to do when on the island is visiting Cologny Theatre. This theatre is an
ideal place to watch indie and art films. :)

For starters, it is a single screen theatre, with a staff of one or two people. It is entirely possible that you will have one person sell tickets, handle concessions, and start the movie.

Speaking of concessions, popcorn and drink prices are $3.50, $4, and $4.50... with ticket prices of $6 and $7. Of course, you can buy a ticket booklet of six tickets for the price of five -- and receive concession stand coupons, to boot!

Once you have your ticket and goodies, it's time for the pre-show. Only at Coligny, the pre-show is a series of photos taken by the island camera club members... and maybe one or two trailers. That's it. Then it's time for the art/indie film to begin. Film viewing at its purist!  :)

Oh, and the best part, is that this wonderful little theatre is a 2-minute walk from our villa. Truly, movie watching heaven on Earth! Saw Effie Gray there this afternoon.

Card #1: Bo Bunny Liberty to the Rescue... Again

My first card is an Any Hero card inspired by Operation Write Home Sketch #252. When packing up card-making supplies for my island trips, I always include a pad of Bo Bunny Liberty paper. (I just adore this paper collection -- still crazy about it after all these years!) It's hard to go wrong with a little Bo Bunny Liberty, some Bazzill admiral, and a bit of burlap.  :)

Bo Bunny liberty; Distress Ink antique linen; Bazzill admiral and watermelon
Recollections jute/burlap
Paper Shaper and Marvy punches; Fiskars star punch; ??? corner rounder (for tiny stars)
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen

The sketch calls for a big circle. But, my circle cutting system didn't make the trip. So, I swapped it out for a rectangular-ish piece of burlap. Think it turned out okay in spite of the substitution.
With All My Heart
Not too long ago, a picked up a Heidi Swapp stamp -- my first Heidi Swapp purchase. I was actually drawn to the font -- with the idea it could make some non-frilly, more masculine love cards for OWH.
When I opened the package this weekend, I was surprised to find it included a small heart stencil. Hooray! The cards below are the first two cards I made with this Heidi Swapp set.
Bazzill watermelon; Stampin' Up! black; Carson watercolor
Heidi Swapp stamp and stencil set
sentiment in StazOn jet black; heart in Distress Ink fired brick
SU owl builder punch for tiny heart and circles
Bo Bunny timeppiece; Recollections black; Cardstock Warehouse white
Heidi Swapp stamp and stencil set
sentiment in StazOn jet black; heart in Distress Ink vintage photo
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon
SU owl builder punch for tiny hearts
So, do you have a preference between the more traditional red, white, and black or the more muted brown-and-black version? I still need to do a little something with the inside of the former and clean up the ribbon (with better scissors than I seem to have here) on the latter.
Look for more cards with this stamp and stencil set. I really like the look of it... and want to play with some other possibilities. 
Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search
The May Guest Designer Search is going on at Paper Smooches. Think I'm going to link up this little birthday card I made for a good friend.

If the card looks familiar, it's because I blogged about it last month. Really like the stitched die border. Also like the fun, whimsical look that I don't achieve as often as I wish I would.

Please click here for card details.
Parting Thoughts

Thanks again to Leslie and the Shopping Our Stash gals for teaming up with our The Earth Has Music Challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. You have until midnight EST tonight to link up a card for SOS #196 and until April 21 to link up a card -- maybe the same card -- to W2SB #16

Think that's it for now. Actually, that's quite a bit for a Monday.  :)
Have a great week. Thanks for visiting today's edition of Monday Musings and happy scrappin'!


  1. great collection of cards, burlap is always a great masculine addition! TFS!

  2. You've been busy! I love that big heart as a focal image and as a subtle background for the sentiment, but the burlap panel won me over on the sketch card! I love the rustic earthy texture and color combo! NJ on all!

  3. My vote is for the more muted card just because that color palette is more my style. Great sketch card!

  4. How nice to have a such a theater so close to home ! What a fun way to do the sketch and that color combo is always perfect. I like both heart cards, that stamp and stencil set is wonderful.