So there it is. My TTIC 'memoirs', of sorts. I have enjoyed being on Twilight Tuesday's design team so much - we have grown and touched so many people with our mutual love of books and craft. Through our awesome forum we have made so many connections with other crafty Twihards! I suggest that if you are thinking about trying to play along, but are afraid to show us your goods - just do it! If you scroll back through my projects, you'll find some stinkers that you can't possibly outdo!! And that's a promise! :) Seriously - there is no judging, just fun. Give it a try! I'll be looking for you...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
- This week for the creativity challenge you are to show us what you love about Twilight. Is it Edward? Or the baseball scene? Emmett's one-liners? Alice's quirky style? The meadow? Or maybe it's a quote. You choose! As part of this challenge to vamp it up a bit I also want you to concentrate on showcasing your favorite medium. Use your favorite technique, supply, material, etc. to help show case your favorites about Twilight. (I know that might be a tall order so 1 out of 2 ain't bad. ) Show us what you LOVE about Twilight.
- Comment Challenge:I would love to hear what Twilight has meant to all of you. It seems that Twilight has affected to many people on so many different levels. I know for me it's given me this great group of women who I love creating with along with so many other wonderful gifts that I never thought would come from just a book. I'd love to hear more about what Twilight has brought into the lives of others. "
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"Carlisle is an important part of the Twilight saga. In fact there is even a chapter in Twilight named after him. In this chapter we learn about his history as well as how the Cullen family was started.
The Creative Challenge: create something from Carlisle’s history. It can be about anything: his life in London, how he swam to France, when he turned Edward into a Vampire…
The Comment Challenge: Is there something in your family history that you are proud of? Is a relative of yours famous for some reason? Do you work on your family’s tree? Tell us something about your family’s history."
Here's what I came up with: Classy and masculine.... very Carlisle!This is a Crimped Envelope card and they are my current 'thing'. The sentiment reads: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." Plus, it helps if you are immortal. :) I think this is how Carlisle strives to live and he clearly does it well. He is a fantastic character and I think he makes a wonderful mentor for Edward. Love Carlisle!
Don’t forget to play our Scavenger Hunt as well! We have some fun prizes to give away!
Also, be sure to check out the rest of the DT’s spectacular creations:
Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Anyhoo... I finally, nay, actually took photos of some of my latest projects. Which implies that I remembered to do so BEFORE sending them off... I know! - will wonders never cease?! Now, I can hear Tonya groaning all the way from Texas... YES! I BOUGHT THE DAMN BEE SET! The little ones look like the Anne Geddes babies or those weird Snow Babies... kinda cute. Or maybe I was sleep deprived and imbibing some Bailey's. It's a mystery. ...But I digress! My point, and I did have one on some level, was that they struck me as cute - in a completely NOT-my-normal-kind-of-cute way. Maybe I could draw some fangs in... now that would be cute! Oh SNAP! You know I'm just gonna have to now... rambling streams of consciousness can be very dangerous! Sheesh!! Can you say ADD? My point is my project... talk about taking the scenic route:
PS -if you have never visited my blog before - welcome! But don't expect much for details a la most craft blogs... I'll gleefully supply you my 'recipe' if you ask! Oh yeah - my camera is still having issues, so the picture is crap. Gah!
Now - VAMPIRES! Yippeee! One of my very favorite blogs is The League of Reluctant Adults... just the name alone is freaking awesome! Man, if that doesn't describe me.... In all seriousness, this is a group of wonderful authors, (ok, so I haven't been able to read them all, but I am dilligently working on it - and have yet to be disappointed!) who share themselves through their blogs... it is freakin' fantastic! (Michelle Rowen ROCKS! Definitely check her out. Immortality Bites! 12 days, baby!) I SO love the internet! Back on point... the League (well, Molly Harper of said League) is having a Vampire Trivia Contest this Friday, March 20. Not that you should enter, because I will be winning it... just thought you might like to share in my glorious butt-kicking. :)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This week, I had the honor of choosing the obvious challenge… now, come on, you know you wonder what *they* would do in any given situation! Onward, Crafters, to this week’s Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge!
Crafter’s Challenge: Take the spirit of the holiday and create a St Patrick’s Day themed craft. Try to incorporate some Cullen in there - imagine them celebrating! Erin go bragh!
Comment Portion: Think about how the Cullens would celebrate… they are smart vamps - did they come up with an ingenious way to color their “beverage” green? (Um, yuck! ) Attend the Forks Irish Festival (they could have one!) or jet off to Ireland for a quick vacation? -AND- How do YOU celebrate?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Welcome to Twilight Tuesday! Can you believe we are up to #22? Phew! This week's challenge comes to us from the molto bella e di talento (super lovely and talented!) Rebecca:
New Moon opens with Bella's 18th birthday and Alice in full party mode. Most people dread turning 30 or 40, but Bella dreaded turning 18 - mostly since that meant she was "older" than Edward. For the Cullens, they were excited - the last birthday they had ever "celebrated" was Emmett's many decades earlier. For the creative challenge part - create a birthday themed item - you're welcome to draw inspiration from the party or just go with "birthday". For the comment part - tell us if you've ever given or been the recipient of a surprise party or let me know if there was a birthday you dreaded. Or simply just let us know what your favorite birthday gift was.
Remember the scene? (Thanks for providing it, Rebecca - it's a perfect visual!!)
They were all waiting in the huge white living room; when I walked through the door, they greeted me with a loud chorus of "Happy Birthday, Bella!" while I blushed and looked down. Alice, I assumed, had covered every flat surface with pink candles and dozens of crystal bowls filled with hundreds of roses. There was a table with a white cloth draped over it next to Edward's grand piano, holding a pink birthday cake, more roses, a stack of glass plates and a small pile of silver-wrapped presents.
And, yes - turning 30 was physically painful... No sympathy for Bells, there! :)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Comment Portion: What do you care about the most about the "Mommy(s)" in your life (Moms, Sisters, Daughters, etc.) and/or do you have a similar relationship to someone like Bella and her Mom's relationship?
Craft Portion: Create a Twilight project dedicate to The Mom in your life
I came up with this card... for some reason, I imagine Renee wearing a yellow flowered sundress - did I read this, or is my imagination running amok again? My mom is nothing like Renee, but I love her and this is a card I would gladly send to her just to say "hey". :)
Don't forget to visit Twilight Tuesday to check out March's sketch challenge and Blog Candy! And, of course, you will want to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects! That goes without saying! --> While you're at it, wish the lovely Eve a belated Happy Birthday!! <--
Eve - http://thisisbliss838.blogspot.com/
Dani - http://countyourbeautifulblessings.blogspot.com/
Jen - http://deconstructingjen.com/
Julie - http://www.starsfallcreations.com/
Margie - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://bellacarta.typepad.com/
Tonya - http://www.stamphappens.com/