Thursday, July 31, 2014

Song Inspiration for the CCEE'ers

For her last week as hostess of the CCEE Stampers Challenge, Shirley asked us to be inspired by a song.  Well, I have had one song that seems to pop into my brain often and makes me smile.  It is an oldie but goodie that many of you have probably not heard.

 "High Hopes" is a popular song first popularized by Frank Sinatra, with music written by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced in the 1959 film A Hole in the Head, nominated for a Grammy and won an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 32nd Academy Awards.

Here is a clip from the movie with Frank Sinatra singing the song.

When times are tough, this song reminds me to not give up.  There is strength in the belief that you can do something you once thought was impossible.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the creations the DT created to match their inspiration songs.



9 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous design, Joanne!! I love the frilly black framing of this beautiful blossom!

Sadly I am old enough to remember! "Just what makes that little old ant........." It is a great song of encouragement!

Liz Williams said...

Love this beautiful card, Joanne. This was a fun challenge.

StampOwl said...

I can see I am going to be having a heap of songs singing in my head by the time I have finished commenting on todays cards ...including this one. Such a beautiful card and great song to select

Vicky Gould said...

Well, all kinds of info and a movie clip...how "puter savy" are you!!! I love your card with it's pretty colors and layout! Another jojot beauty!!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

So pretty in these colors. I'll bet the kid that sang with Frank is a grandpa by now!! I like that song too. Great message!

Lois said...

Beautiful flower, Joanne! And I love your color choices.

Sabrina said...

Thanks for all the extra information, Joanne - even though I did know the song I didn't know all that about it. And I love your card - as always your black layering really adds style and class.

Ironlady said...

love the colour combinations, and thanks for the trivia on the song it was very interesting. - Maryann

Benzi said...

That's such a beautiful image and you created a wonderful design for showing it. Love your card. What a perfect sentiment to go with your challenge.