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TTIC #28 Part 3

So here is the project that I made for this week's TTIC. Spoiler alert!!! It's a wedding invitation for Bella and Edward. I used a palette similar to that of the bouquet I posted 2 days ago. I didn't put in the brick/rust color, I used a brown instead. I kept the whole look soft, but with an edge. I achieved that with the Forever stamp I used. I used Cotton Candy Stickles to add dimension and sparkle. I of course used Distress Inks all over the entire piece. They are one of my favorite types of inks (colors: Milled Lavender, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo). The inks give a beautiful wash of color, and they blend fantastically. Of course I also used the Edward font from Twilight as well. Paper and cardstock is from Daisy D's and Prism. Stamps: Inkadinkado and Fancy Pants. Phew! I think I am finally done posting stuff for this challenge! Margie had me workin' hard this week! But it was so much fun! Visit http://www.twilighttuesday.com/ to see all of the …

TTIC #28 Part 2: The Commentary

Margie wanted us to discuss memorable weddings/wedding moments. Well folks, here ya go! My wedding... I could literally post hundreds of photos of the most magickal day of my life (and, if anyone is really interested, ask & ye shall receive!), but I'll settle for just 2 for now. The entire wedding, ceremony, reception, etc. was pure magick and joy. We had a Medieval themed wedding (yes, all of our guests came in costume!), and our ceremony was a handfasting (that's where "to tie the knot came from!), preformed by a priestess. Everything you see that I'm wearing (sans my headpiece) was made by my amazing mom (yes, that's where I get it from). My sis Pam & I designed my dress, I picked out my flowers (all silk, of course!), and the fabric for my cape. She went to town. My husband's outfit was custom made for him. Isn't he stunning???

Moving on... Gene and I made our wedding about US. It was custom created for US. Nothing like it anywhere- ever. We ha…

TTIC #28 Part 1

Spoiler Alert!!! If you haven't Breaking Dawn, then you shouldn't read this post!!!So I made this wedding bouquet years ago when I was a floral designer. When I saw Margie's latest challenge, I instantly thought of this bouquet. I don't know if it can count towards the TTIC because it wasn't made for the challenge... but I plan on making something else anyway.
So, for Bella and Edwards Big Day (the one they actually planned for... the couple have shared many other "big days" that they didn't expect!), I thought this bouquet would be perfect for Bella. It's traditional, simple and not overpowering. I think it would work quite well with the theme that Alice created for them. It's made from really beautiful cream and pink hybrid tea roses, brick colored ranuculus, white calla lilies, and a touch of greenery. All silk. The bow is made from cream satin, and brick (or rust) colored organza.

I don't really envision the wedding having a bold color…

TTIC #27 Jasper Hale

So, I was pretty excited to do last week's Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. I instantly had some cool ideas in my head that I thought would be different from all the rest. I'll get into that in a minute... But, I needed my copy of Breaking Dawn in order to have a quote/get my facts straight. My sis had my copy though... which you probably wouldn't think would be a big deal since she lives right next door!!! I also need to reference Eclipse, which I do have in my possesion. Unfortunately, she never gave me the copy, and now it's Tuesday again, and there's a new challenge. I still would like to try and do it, but since the week's up, I'll just blog a little about it and if I have time (and she brings me my book), I'll make the project I had in mind. Fingers crossed that I get the time!!!

SPOILER ALERT!!! So, in Breaking Dawn, you finally hear about Jasper's story when he first became a vampire, and his "life" before the Cullens. It'…

Etsy

So I've got this Etsy shop. I've got almost 20 things on it. It's got all sorts of fun Alison-ish things. I've got some scarves, a bit of beaded jewelry, some scrapbooking layouts, even a couple of super-cute baby onesies! There are so many things I want to make for it... I have so many ideas, and the supplies to make them all! But... very little time. And, I am slightly discouraged (though NOT giving up of course!) about the fact that I have not yet sold anything. I've checked out a bunch of different shops, some rock... but some, really kinda suck. And yet, they are all selling stuff! Some of the layouts that I have seen are super-duper pricey and super-duper ugly. And yet, they've sold like a hundred spreads. This seems to happen to me and my family a lot. We make some fantabulous items (if I do say so myself), yet the stuff doesn't go to a new happy home. It makes me sad. I think our prices are always reasonable, and comparative to similar items. And ou…

Phoenix and ASL

So I am writing about #10 on my list of things to blog about. Phoenix and ASL. ASL is the acronym for American Sign Language. My husband and I have been teaching it to him since he was six months old (he's now 2 years, 4 months). He did his first sign at 9 months ("more"). He currently uses more ASL than vocal words, but that's fine with us. The kid has no problem communicating with us. He's really good at signing; maybe because he comes from such a "visual" family!

My husband Gene and I took some ASL in an adult ed class at the local community college. We loved it. I had wanted to learn it for quite some time. We bought some books, some flash cards, and practiced quite a bit (it's really cool when you're in the supermarket and you don't know if you need tomatoes or not so instead of shouting from one end of the produce dept to the other, you just sign!). We learned enough key words to teach a baby.

Why ASL? Babies cannot physically form wor…

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #26

"The Void"

I thought about this project for a little while. Spoiler alert!!! We had to create something that represented the "void" that Bella felt after Edward left in New Moon. She lost her love, and there was nothing she could do about it. It was so emotional... Stephanie Meyer merely wrote one month's name on a page to show the passing of time. It made me feel awful! So, allow me to describe my project. The black Void takes up most of the piece. It has been distressed to show the red hidden underneath. I chose the red because a.) It's the color of love and passion and b.) red is used on all four of the book covers. I sanded the paper in a diagonal direction going from the small corner of Bella to the larger area of Edward to show, sort of the vibration of her emotions going towards him. I scratched the title in to give the feeling of pain. I used a clear heart that I colored with 2 shades of red that I placed on top of Bella's name. Her heart is tran…

10 Things to Blog About... When There's Time

So, I'm busy. Who isn't these days? But today...ahhh...today is different. The moon is soon to be full, so the lunacy is overtaking my family. Hence, the first of what will probably be many lists. Here are some things I will blog about- eventually.

In no particular order:
1. The Birth of My Kids
2. Pregnancy
3. Some of My Favorite Layouts
4. Twilight (sorry- had to throw that in!)
5. Phoenix Sayed the Silliest Thing Today...
6. Custom Albums
7. Those Freakin' Medication Comercials
8. Twilight (oops! Did I mention that already?
9. My PT Cruiser
10. Phoenix & ASL

That's all for now... Rhiannon is up...again. Until next time!

TTIC #25

This week, Twilight Tuesday has a 2 part challenge. One is to create a project showcasing what you love about Twilight (sorry gals... no time for that this week!). The other is to discuss what Twilight has meant to us. I have so many things I could write about here. Of course, my favorite scene is the meadow. I love Alice. The relationship between Bella and her dad holds a special, envious, place in my heart. So many things meant something to me... from just one little book.

But, I think I will discuss Chapter 11: Complications. I just loved when Edward asked Bella everything from her favorite color to which flowers she likes best. This part is special to me because it reminds me of when my husband and I just started going out so many years ago. That was us. Talking. Question after question. Discussion after discussion. Delving deeper into each other's souls further than we ever had with someone before. I think deeper than I had with myself before! I remember my face hurting at the…

Number 2

Alright... you may think, she has already lost interest... look how long it's been since she's posted! Honestly though... I have been thinking about Post Number 2 excessively. Do I talk about my kids 'cause they're my kids? Do I discuss the next Twilight Tuesday Challenge? Do I make a list of stuff I will eventually blog about? Gah!!! So I realized... who gives a crap? Why am I already making myself crazy over a blog??? Don't I have enough stress? So, I will write about whatever I can and feel like when I actually get 5 minutes in front of the computer (you should know that in this particular 5 minutes I am typing with one hand because I am nursing my daughter. Super Mom? Crazy Mom? I'll let you decide.). I am pretty sure my kids aren't gonna give a shit if I don't blog about them immediately. And I'm also pretty sure that the blog police aren't gonna arrest me if I don't discuss anything but Twilight for a while. Ahhh. I feel better now tha…

Uh...Hi!

This is my very first blog post. I'm actually really surprised that I'm even doing this. Many people have been trying to convince me to do this for a while. I resisted... and failed obviously. I really don't like working on the computer. But, I wanna put myself out there. Wherever "there" is. Me, my art, my stuff. I hope you enjoy the journey... and I hope I don't get too lost!