Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TTIC43 ~ A Love Song For Edward & Bella


I love music! I relate just about everything I hear in songs to something. I just love it - I FEEL it! So my challenge is going to draw on that. I challenge you to think about the Saga as a whole, and then to decide in retrospect, what Edward and Bella's song should be. It can be a song about a particular part of their relationship, or their journey as a whole. Be prepared to explain!! This IS a variation of a prior challenge, so I ask that you try and go in a different direction if you participated previously! This will take some thought before project ideas even come into play - I better go start studying my iPod now...
Challenge Portion: Choose a song. Explain why it should be theirs. Share lyrics that are particularly poignant, if you can. Create a project scrapbook layout around this song.
Comment Portion: Do you have a theme song? One that seems to have been written *just* for you? Do tell! You can go as fun or profound as you are comfortable with - it is all good!


Yep, that was me. I wrote this challenge – and I was so excited by it, I wrote it up & passed it on to the Designers MONTHS ago! It was going to be SOOO easy for me, because I love music so. Yeah, a funny thing happened – I cannot find a song to save my mortal soul! ME! Someone who breathes music, cannot seem to come up with an appropriate song. Well, as I am writing, it is Thursday August 13 (last Thursday, as of posting day!) and I am dying here! It occurred to me that you might get a kick out of my creative struggles, so I thought I would share – and yes, that makes you weird. :) Joshing!!!

Anyhoo… here it is in a nutshell. I’m stumped. My choices are too Rock. Too gooey. Too teeny-bopper. Too edgy. Gah! Am I being too picky? Well, duh. This is serious stuff! What I *should* have challenged was a song that represents their relationship or something, because there is a metric butt-TON of great breakup songs, which would ROCK us into the New Moon movie hype. But NO. I had to go romantic. *gag* I. Am. A. Doofus. I’ll be back another day, and hopefully I will have a great Love Song for Edward and Bells. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, shall we? …in the meantime, “I’m not gonna write you a Love Song, ‘Cause you asked for it; ‘Cause you need one, you see…” Sara Bareilles <—She rocks!!

Well, I did it. I found a song – not a perfect one, but a really good one! It is called The Luckiest, by Ben Folds. I figure that we all can agree that being teenagers madly in love eternally is pretty lucky! :) I can envision Edward playing the piano and singing this to Bella. You should be hearing Ben singing now - he's just so soothing. Love him! Anyhoo... onto my project. (I will post the lyrics below!)

Now, given my logistical issues with creating (roughly 85% of my cr – uh, stuff off being lonely in the storage facility and all) I am really happy with this.  I managed to scrounge enough pieces of like colors to make it work.  IMHO, that is.  :)  I *DID* have a snafu with the title bar… I packed away my Cricut cord!  GAH!  So I added that by computer.  Sue me.  It’s kinda fun to have to work outside the box – and improvise.  Working with what I got… my own little Limited Supply Challenge!  LOL   …however… I did just notice that this is incomplete! Holy cow.  I guess that catastrophic and final computer meltdown threw me off (another rant for another day!)…  In the center, I meant to add “A Love Song For Edward and Bella” over the shadowed musical notes I stamped on there.  Save me!   Gawd.

As promised, here are the lyrics ~ I warned you, these are not particularly profound, but they work literally and metaphorically.  I dig it – hope you do too! (Jac~ I am lookin’ at YOU, girlfriend!)


I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you  (*wink*)
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know
That I am

I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you
Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know
That I am

I am
I am
The luckiest

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And as always, our Design Team has fantastic projects to display for this week’s challenge - please go and check them out!

Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca

with Guest Designers:

Alison ~ Donna ~ Jacquie ~ Erica (subbing for Margie!)


Alison said...

I think this is a great song for them! You layout is great...even with the limitations you mentioned! Thanks for a great challenge!

Jen said...

What a great song. I dearly love Ben Folds (even though he is something of a jerk IRL.). Lovely, lovely layout. :D

Donna said...

I LOVE this...It is so fun to go around and listen to everyone's songs...Thanks for this challenge Beth..It has been really fun!

I really like this song...Never been much of a Ben Folds fan...But this is really nice! LOVE your layout...Considering you don't have much to work with...I think you have done a fantastic job...Really love it! xx

Eve said...

Okay- wow! I am adding that song to my playlist RIGHT now! LOVE it. I can not believe you were able to crap out such an amazing project! LOVE everything about it! Thanks for such a wonderful theme this week!

Jacqueline said...

Beth I love ben folds five...this song is beautiful! You have made something so wonderful even without all your crafting supplies!! I LOVE it!! I struggled big time with this challenge and I think I needed it, Thanks hun!!
I consider myself the luckiest for knowing you and the rest of the TT team! Big Hugs!

Dani said...

Great choice for a Bella and Edward song!! Do you know I don't have any CDs by him? I have actually not listen to any of his music! Eeeek! I will have to go and check it out!

Love your scrap page! You did wonderful even after all you went through!

Rebecca {bellacarta} said...

love your song creation and wonderful LO, you did a great job even with all your goodies packed!

PS I would love to see Edward play the piano in each movie - this would be great for him!

Margie said...

I love this song! One of my faves!
Awesome layout! You really did an outstanding job :)

Thanks for a wonderful challenge!!!

Erica said...

I love it! Great song and so soothing as I sit here and listen. I really can image Edward playing the piano...swoon! Great layout!

Beth said...

Hey, Guys ~ You totally ROCKED this, and I am so proud of this Design Team! {{Hugs}}

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is a tough challenge but you did it! This is great!

Julie said...

Wow. So you seriously didn't have all of your supplies on hand? I would never be able to come up with a layout this lovely if I were in that situation! You did SUCH a great job with this! And I always enjoy reading your posts! :)

Crystal said...

What a fun idea. Glad I stumbled across it. I have a whole Twilight playlist that I put together but never thought to Scrapbook based on it. In my world Edward and Bella are country music fans (lol) and so some of the songs on my playlist are "Lost In This Moment With You" by Big and Rich which is the best wedding song. Also "I Just Call You Mine" by Martina McBride which would be from Bella to Edward and a great non-country song is "Because You Live" by Jesse McCartney.