Thursday, January 2, 2014

Starring 2014! PPA186






Hello friends and Happy 2014!  I am starting the year off with a bit of glitz, some new images and framelits backed by that gorgeous designer vellum!  

This card is headed to my friend since seventh grade and college roommate.  She is an amazingly talented gal who acted, sang and danced her way through school and inadvertently taught me the lyrics to numerous Broadway shows as she practiced....and practiced....and practiced. Come show time you could always count on me to be handing out the programs......and singing along in the back of the theater!  After college she headed to NYC to pursue a career in theater.  (I headed to the classroom where I was very good at handing out books and papers :)

Sharon may not be a household name but she has done some remarkable work in the entertainment field over the years. One of her good friends is the author Adriana Trigiani who has written several wonderful books starting with Big Stone Gap. Big Stone Gap has been made into a movie and my friend Sharon is in the movie!  A very small 5 line part but how exciting to work with a cast that includes Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Jane Krakowski and Whoopi Goldberg!  (You can read all about the filming here on Adriana's Facebook page.)  Sharon's scene was with Whoopi so I have included a photo that she sent me of the two of them in character.

  

Filming finished just before Christmas and I have no idea when it will be released but I can't wait!  In the meantime I will send her this card to congratulate her on her big screen debut!





                   What a great color challenge to start the year at Pals Paper Arts!

                             

17 comments:

Kerry Willard Bray said...

such a beautiful card, Linda! I am sure that Sharon will love it! Congrats to Sharon on her big screen debut.

Diane Roberts said...

When I first viewed your card, Linda, my first impression was "Hollywood" Then after I read about Sharon, I found that you truley conveyed her story through your art! It gave me the chills. So cool!

Mary Fish said...

wow! movie star friends. the card is a star as well!

Dawn Tidd said...

What a great card...perfect for the occasion! Sharon will love it and you for thinking of her!

Rachel S said...

I love this card! My father in law is a photographer, so whenever I see that camera my first thought is 'will Dad like this card?'. :-) I think it is just perfect for your friend and her debut! Thanks for sharing her story!

Ginger said...

Love the card and the story about your friend! I always look forward to a Linda card. Your style is just so refreshing - more like I would like to be!

Patti MacLeith said...

GLitzy, alright! I love the details cut out in Gold Glimmer paper! More good luck to your friend! You can say you knew her when....

Ann Schach said...

Awesome post...awesome card! And I can say that I knew you when you knew you friend when...

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

How exciting for Sharon! Neat to see great friends stay in touch and enjoy each other's lives. She will love this uber awesome card- you are so talented, Linda! LOVE this!

Marisa said...

Happy New Year to you :) Great card to bring in the new year and a huge congrats to your friend! Love the picture of her with Whoopi!

Brenda in IN said...

How wonderful for her. She will love and appreciate this card knowing you made it for her to celebrate. We never know where life will take us. That is so exciting for you and her.

Karren said...

This is the perfect card for your friend! Love her story. All the best to her and kudos to you both for staying in touch for all those years.

Jen said...

What a fantastic story! Hearing this just made my day. And just think only three degrees of separation between me and Whoopi!

Charlene said...

What a pretty card!! Love the design and sparkle!!

mamichelle said...

Fantastic card!

Amy O said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! It's perfect for your friend. I LOVE Adriana Trigiani's books, especially Big Stone Gap. Can't wait to see the movie.

madameplushbottom said...

Love the card and the story . . . great photo of your friend and whoopi. What fun!