Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TTIC#22 ~ Bella's Birthday!

***edit: ok, so I scheduled this to post at 9PM today - ugh... DOOFUS alert!***

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!!)



We were pulling up to the house now. Bright light shined from every window on the first two floors. A long line of glowing Japanese lanterns hung from the porch eaves, reflecting a soft radiance on the huge cedars that surrounded the house. Big bowls of flowers - pink roses - lined the wide stairs up to the front doors.

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.

It was a hundred times worse than I'd imagined. ~New Moon


And, yes - turning 30 was physically painful... No sympathy for Bells, there! :)

11 comments:

Eve said...

Love this card Beth. You used some of my all time favorites in this card. LOVE the black with the pick as well!

Julie said...

I totally agree with Eve -- those Baroque Motifs swirls are the best. So elegant and beautiful. LOVE the card - that is a really nice sentiment, too. Beautiful job!

Dani said...

What a classy card! Love the colors and flowers. Awesome!

stampvamp said...

Very beautiful! And funky. LOVE IT!!

deconstructing jen said...

Holy moly Beth. That is just beautiful. I dare say I love everything about it. That is a beautiful swirl stamp and I love how you paired it with the pink flower stamps. Really this is outstanding!!

thriftmau said...
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thriftmau said...

Beth, I really like the combination of the baroque motifs and the flowers with the bling. TFS

Margie said...

Sooo pretty! Love the color combo and layout! Great stamps too :)

Rebecca said...

Love it! that stamp set is always a fav of mine and I think the pink/black is "perfetto"! Great job on the italian, too :-)!

kizgold said...

Lovely card, I love the whimsical look of it!

Heidi Walczak said...

Gorgeous card, I love the stamping.