Friday, June 5, 2009

Oceans 11

Paper Craft Planet has a weekly challenge called Cinema Saturday, when I read that this weeks movie was Ocean 11, just couldn't resist taking part and joining the group.

1960 was when the first Oceans 11 came out, having lived in Las Vegas most of my life, this brought back old memories. Believe it or not, in 1970 I worked at the orginial Sands Hotel, which is where the Rat Pack performed in the Copa Room. The Sands Hotel has been replaced with the Venetian Hotel. The Bellagio Hotel where the remake was filmed used to be the Dunes Hotel, things in Las Vegas change everyday, most of the old hotels are long gone, for being such a young city, it does have alot of history, problem is almost all the orginial hotels have been replaced by mega resorts.

The Rat Pack was the talk of the town, this is why I choose to stay with a black and white theme on my card, in honor of the classic movie. I used scraps of paper to make the background and then added "brads" in the corners. Everyone thinks about coming to Las Vegas to retire, hence the quote on the front of the card, with a little footnote inside that reads "the goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money." --Jonathan Clements

Have a great day and go see a good old movie.


  1. This was a great idea for the challenge! Love the black and white for the black pack and the saying.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I did have a great time in Vegas and the other places that we visited out West!

  2. This card is great, Sue! I love how you layered the strips of paper - very cool effect.

  3. What a great card Sue! Love the effect if the striped dp!

  4. WOW!! Sue this is fantastic - LOVE that sentiment!!! the colors are awesome for the challenge and love the story that you shared about the hotels!!!

    For some reason - I don't get alerted when someone has left a post on the older challenges (usually we run the challenge from saturday thru thursday) and I don't know how to turn the alert back on if someone has played a challenge after the deadline - so I am so sorry not to respond right away when you posted your Ocean's 11 card - I am SO glad that you found us and even more thrilled that you played along with us!!!

    Sending you big hugs!
    and best wishes!
    Sankari :)



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