Sunday, February 9, 2014

Night 9 Of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 9 of the 4th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $400+ Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 16 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie from the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. You can also play the Guess The Movie game for even more entries. But that's not all! Keep reading to find the next feature on one of our participating shops. Enjoy and have fun!

Magic Potion Compact - Love Potion

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and receive 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout

Make sure to stop by and enter the Crazy Cupid Giveaway. You could win your choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace or Photo Pendant from Laughing Vixen Lounge. And it will get you extra entries in this giveaway!!! Ends February 15th.

Featured Shop ~ Junkmill
Junkmill is run by Chandra from Rockford, Michigan. Junkmill is filled with amazing digital artwork for all your crafting needs (you'll see lots of them in Laughing Vixen Lounge). And now all of these fabulous collage sheet are available for instant download through the Etsy shop! No more waiting for them to be emailed. Just a simple download after purchase.

BLOODY VALENTINE Digital Collage Sheet

How did you choose your shop name?
"JUNK is what we work with and MILL is what we do.
When I’m mixing elements in Photoshop to create the collage images, I imagine a little clockwork-style mill grinding away in the back of my brain with gears and whistles and smokestacks, so when I stumbled across the term, it just stuck. I like that it hints at what the shop is about, yet it has a bit of mystery. It’s actually a mining term for a huge drill bit designed to tear through junk, concrete and metal."

L'AMORE Digital Collage Sheet 

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"After hunting high and low for cool, creepy collage sheets and coming up empty-handed, I started collecting my own images and putting together sheets for myself and my collage artist friends. When I discovered Etsy, I thought I’d list a few of the sheets “just to see,” and Junkmill was born. It turns out that my friends and I weren’t the only ones looking for dark and moody collage images. I offer a range of subject material, but the Gothic, spooky and creepy themes that started Junkmill continue to be some of the most popular."

PULP ROMANCE Digital Collage Sheet

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I tend to follow my own interests and whims when designing collage sheets. I always work from the premise that if I think an image or object is interesting, unique or inspiring, it’s likely others will too. I’m always drawn to macabre and kitsch imagery, like our zombie pin-ups, our retro horror magazine covers and our rockabilly girls, but I find inspiration everywhere – from Victorian books and turn-of-the-century lithographs to my collections of antique medical ephemera and vintage gumball machine toys. As my significant other (aka “the guy who drives all the shop orders to the post office”) explains it when his friends ask, “It’s humorous and horrifying at the same time, not that flowery, girly stuff.”

GLAMOUR GIRLS Digital Collage Sheet

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I’ve been busy all summer building my collection of pre-Victorian books, so expect to see tons of great antique images hitting JUNKMILL this fall, including some very odd medical illustrations and new assortments of Medieval fairy tale inspired prints."

MATCHBOX MEDLEY Digital Collage Sheet

You'll have a chance to win your choice of 10 digital collage sheets from Junkmill. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

BROKEN HEARTED Digital Collage Sheet

Visit Junkmill and use coupon code LOVE20 at checkout for 20% off your order.

Featured Shop - Junkmill[Relics]
Junkmill[Relics] is also run by Chandra from Rockford, Michigan. Her shop is filled with Vintage ephemera, embellishments, oddities and upcycled items.

Mini Steamtrunk Labels 

Junkmill[Relics] has a great assortment of original and reproduction labels which make for fun craft projects.

Parisian Labels

You'll also find fabulous goodies like vintage shot glasses, salt and pepper shakers and pinup matchbooks . Great to add a little retro flair to your home.

Peepshow Labels

You'll have a chance to win a custom assortment of labels from Junkmill[Relics]. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Sample Of Vintage Labels

Visit Junkmill[Relics] and use coupon code LOVE20 at checkout for 20% off your order.

Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"Secretary, starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It's a bit deviant, but ultimately a very sweet love story about two eccentrics and their version of the perfect romance. This is the very first film I saw with Mr. Rau, my partner-in-crime of 11 years. We had just started dating and went over to our friends' apartment for an indie movie night. We had all just met, and it was the first DVD in the stack. Talk about a tad bit uncomfortable! Everyone sort of fidgeted for a bit once the end credits started rolling, waiting for someone to make a comment. Turns out we all had the same thought: What a beautiful love story."

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. On each daily post  there will be a review of the next movie in our marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 2 entries in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 2 entries. You will find the daily entries on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post.
*You may start following the marathon at any time and comment on past posts to catch up.

Plus, if you comment on all 14 movies you can receive a bonus 20 entries. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the magic phrase you can use to unlock the bonus entries on the Rafflecopter. *You must comment on each movie to qualify for the bonus entries.

Guess The Movie Game
Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 2 entries in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries.
*The Rafflecopter widget is on the Pacific Time Zone and will reset to a new day at Midnight PST. *Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

Tonight's Clue ~ A boxer and a pet store girl.

Night 9 ~ A Life Less Ordinary

Tagline -  A comedy for anyone who's ever been
               in danger...of falling in love.

Songs from the movie playing on the Jukebox...
 *Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin.
 *Don't Leave by Faithless.

Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later) and released on October 24, 1997 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Rated R). Robert (Ewan McGregor) is a cleaning man who takes his boss's daughter, Celine (Cameron Diaz), hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two Angels are sent to earth to help bring the couple together. If they fail they are doomed to stay amongst the humans forever. Can they help these two fall in love?

This is one of my all time favorites! I remember seeing this movie on the new release wall at the video store. I had no idea who Ewan McGregor was but his picture on this movie and on the just released "Brassed Off" made me quite curious to find out who he was. So when the movies were finally checked in, little movies only ever had one copy, I grabbed them quick and proceeded to watch them right away.

I completely fell in love with this movie. It's funny, romantic, sweet and a bit of a fairy tale. If you just remember that Angels are in charge then all the things in the movie seem possible. And we get a song and dance number from Ewan. What more could I ask for? I always have to rewind this part and watch again before the movie can proceed.

If you haven't seen this one give it a try. It's something a bit different that just might win your heart.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Some trivia about the movie.
1. The author of the romantic novel read by Celine and O'Reilly is Jennifer Hodge. This is the name of the wife of writer John Hodge.
2. The gas station attendant is whistling the techno song that played over the previous scene (when Robert confronts Neville and kidnaps Celine).
3. Ian Holm and Maury Chaykin also co-starred in The Sweet Hereafter (1997), in both movies they had only one scene together.
4. Starting with issue 1063 publishing date 7-oct-1997, the UK comic 2000AD printed an eight-part, 48-page, drawn strip adaptation of the movie. Scripted by David Bishop and drawn by Steve Yeowell, it met with a mixed reception from readers.
5. Both Holly Hunter and Ewan McGregor play the French horn.


  1. I've never seen the movie before. I'm going to watch it. My guesses so far have been sooo off lol oh and I love the digital images! Beautiful!

  2. I've never heard of this movie before. I'm surprised because it sounds like something I'd adore.

  3. Wow - I remember this movie - been a long time since I have seen it - thanks for bringing back some great smiles and laughs - LOL

  4. I haven't seen this one or secretary.... Hmmm might have to see both. Lol

  5. I liked this movie... a little predictable, but I would watch Ewan McGregor tie his shoe laces for 90 minutes and be entertained.

  6. I've never heard of this movie. Must add to the list

  7. not Boyle's best but still doesn't disappoint me a bit

  8. Love Ewan McGregor in anything. I may have seen this once, but will look for it again. That is a romantic cover photo.

  9. Wowza. An off-beat love story/film that I've never heard of. I'll be looking for this, now.