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TTIC #37: A Little Romance

It’s Tuesday! Time for another fabulous Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This week’s challenge was created by Donna… and what a thought provoking challenge it is! Here’s the scoop.“Creative Portion:
Do you have a favourite Edward and Bella, Jacob and Bella or even a Alice and Jasper romantic moment? Create something that celebrate’s their love or how about creating something for that special person who you love. Comment Portion:
Tell us about your most favourite romantic moment… be it in the books or real life!”I have been itching to make jewelry lately! I have had no time for my favorite craft! I know... you're shocked. It's NOT scrapbooking or cardmaking! So for my project portion, I decided to highlight my favorite moment Twilight the movie. Literally moment. If you blink… it’s over. It’s when Bella’s is putting all of the pieces together and realizing that Edward is a vampire. You briefly see a couple of frames where Edward looks like a “typical” vampire and he is abo…

TTIC & Artful INKables Sketch Challenge

It’s Monday, and this is the last day of Twilight Tuesday’s collaboration with Artful INKables… although, I can assure you, I will certainly be using the stamps they graciously donated to us quite often! For this challenge, we were to use the June Sketch. Visit the Twilight Tuesday web site for all of the details, plus check out some of the other designer’s projects too! I once again used many of the same supplies for this card as I did for the other cards I’ve done this past week. EK Success Watercolor Markers, Distress Inks by Ranger, a touch of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (on the apple… I used Candy Apple Red which has a fab gold glimmer to it!), and a touch of cardstock from Provo Craft and Murdock Country Creations… but I don’t believe Murdock is in business anymore. I also pop dotted the apple. Be sure to click on the photos for a bigger view! I created a card using this sketch a few posts ago, for my Mom’s 60th Birthday. Take a peek if you haven’t seen it yet. Tomorrow will …

My Crazy Lookin’ Kids

So the other day, the kids were hangin’ out on my bed, ad I pulled out these zany Christmas hats that went with their coordinating PJ’s. I just started clicking away with my lovely little Cannon. I used one of my favorite in-camera features: Color Accenting. You shoot the camera on a specific color you want, obviously I chose red. The camera pics up only things with red hues, the rest of the photo is black and white. Cool huh?: Esp. for someone like me who has no time or patience for Photo Shop. So, I just let them goof off. Of course, Rhiannon had to have at the ball on top of Phoenix’s hat (not knowing she had one of her own). And Phoenix just started acting like a nut… as you can see here. I esp. love how red his nose is! So funny! So cute! I love moments like these. Short little spurts of time that are totally relaxed, unrehearsed, and just plain silly. I hope we always remember to have moments like these, ‘cause they are the BEST!!!

TTIC and Artful INKables Collaboration Day 4

Wow! Day 4 already! Here is my homage to those proud and few Wolf Girls out there. Don’t get me wrong… I really like Jacob. I think he’s funny, sarcastic, strong willed, a real stand up kinda guy (when he IS a guy of course!)… but I will ALWAYS be a Vampire Chic. Haha… back in the day… when I was on the CB Radio all the time (back in like ‘95), that was my “handle” or nickname. Vampire Chic. That’s me! Anyway, back to my card. I think I got this one made the fastest, but I also think it’s my favorite. Yeah, it’s not as ornate as the first one I made… but there’s just something about it that I really like. Part of it is the colors… tried to keep ‘em in the “russet” family since that’s Jake’s color, but I wanted the Imprinted to really stand out. Almost to make it cautionary. Once a girl is imprinted, watch out! ‘Cause if she’s ever threatened, you’ve got the whole pack to deal with. Hmmm…kinda like the shellans in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. So, my cardstock is Prism and the b…

TTIC and Artful INKables Collaboration Day 3

Hello again! It is Day 3 of our fab Twilight Tuesday and Artful INKables collaboration! This is the first card that I had made when I received these fantastic stamps. I so love this focal image and I was stoked when I had gotten it. It (for those of you not in the know…) has the images that are on all 4 book covers. I also used their swirl stamp. In addition, there’s Basic Grey cardstock, Burgundy Stickles, EK Success Watercolor Markers, Black Soot & Fired Brick Distress Ink, and Ranger’s Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder. I distressed the edge of the circle by wetting the edge to soften up the cardstock, and then rolling the edge. I topped it off with Black Soot Ink. I popped dotted the circle too, for dimension. The card was distressed with Fired Brick. After embossing the swirl stamp, the 3 tiny dots of stickles added just the right amount of sparkle and extra little something I thought the card needed. I haven’t talked about the comment portion of this week’s challenge…

TTIC and Artful INKables Collaboration-Day 2

Technorati Tags: ,,,,,,,, It is day 2 of Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge’s collaboration with Artful INKables! I am really excited to share my next card with you! This is the simplest design of my collection thus far. I only used one stamp, and I drew a HUGE peace sign using my EK Success watercolor markers and then a simple outline with Christmas Red Stickles. As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew what I wanted to make with it. I can go in to really long detail about how I like the look of a peace sign, and why I chose that over a heart… but, I think I will keep my description simple… kinda like my card! Have you checked out the other TTIC designers??? If you haven’t, then please go and show them some love! We have all worked so hard on this challenge, and we all love your comments! Check out today’s projects:Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~Jen ~Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya And …

TTIC #36 Special Collaboration with Artful Inkables

I am so excited about this!!! This week’s Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge is super-duper special!!! We are collaborating with a wonderful stamp company called Artful INKables. They have come out with 2 amazing Twilight Inspired stamp sets and 1 cool set of charms. And we are helping them celebrate the release!Artful INKables was founded by Kristin Soboloski to express her love of rubber stamps, art, and all things crafty. After crafting for many years, Kristin began to design her own rubber stamps and her company was born.I have made 4 cards so far… and will be making more! Here’s the scoop on one of them… I used a total of 5 of the Artful INKables stamps! The harlequin was calling my name, and I liked the chess piece since “Breaking Dawn” is my fave book of the 4. I just started to play… which is easy to do with these stamps! The only materials I used were the stamps, EK Success watercolor markers (my faves!) and a little Amazing Glaze by JudiKins. Oh, and some pop dots! One …

Cherished Cards

My oh my! What a week it has been! I haven’t been able to blog as I’ve wanted to. There was a bash for my Mom’s 60th to prep for, some special projects I’ve been working on, plus… I often blog my laptop as opposed to our desktop, but the laptop doesn’t take SD cards… so without photos, I couldn’t post! Sometimes it’s too hard to get upstairs where the main computer is…kids, stairs and all, ya know??? Anywho, I wanted to share these two fantastic cards with you. As a crafter, I am always making cards for people, but I don’t often receive them. So, when I do… I am thrilled! And when I unexpectedly found these two cards in my mailbox, I was so happily surprised! The card on top is from my friend Tina who is sadly (for me) moving to Texas, like, as I write this. She sent me this hot little number to congratulate me on becoming a Twilight Tuesday Guest Designer (gosh, it NEVER gets old typing that!). So nice of her huh? She put a whole lotta work into this baby and I just love it. It is cu…

Twilight Tuesday Sketch #5

Every month, Twilight Tuesday releases a sketch challenge. Dani comes up with some wonderful sketches and I am happy to show you my version of June’s sketch. My Mom just turned 60 on Tuesday (go Mom!) and this is the and I made her. I was running pretty late that day (big surprise) so i didn’t get to embellish it quite as much as I would’ve liked, but I think it’s quite happy! I just love the colors, and so did she! In the bottom photo, you’ll see her sitting in the background with Baby Rhi-Rhi. There are a whole lotta Birthdays in the month of June, so I better start gettin’ to the rest of the cards that I’ve got to make! Hey! Have you seen the other submissions to the June Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge? Make sure you go to www.twilighttuesday.com to see all of the fantastic entries!

TTIC #35 Renesmee

Spoiler Alert!!! If you did not read Breaking Dawn, then please DO NOT look at this post!!! It will give too much away!!!It’s time for another Twilight Tuesday Challenge! This week’s challenge is brought to us by Jacquie, one of my fellow Guest Designers! Today's challenge is taken from Breaking Dawn, we learn that Bella is pregnant and she makes it through the birth and we meet her and Edward's baby, Renesmee. She is amazingly talented, gorgeous and immediately becomes the focus of ALL the main characters in an individual way.
Renesmee is half vampire/ half human, she has the gift of being able to transmit her thoughts through her touch. She grows fast and as we find out later in the book she will stop growing at 15 and she is immortal. We learn that Jacob has imprinted on her also. She shimmers in the sun, has her mothers brown eyes, Charlie’s curly hair, likes blood over food, she learns at an amazingly fast pace and easily wins over anyone that comes near her. I love how sh…

Rhiannon is Rad!

Hello again! Before I tell you about my layout here, I'd like to mention 2 things. First, I am the proud winner of Julie's Blog Candy! Check out her fantabulous blog at: http://www.starsfallcreations.com/! Second (and this is pretty crazy!) you MUST go to http://www.twilighttuesday.com/ and check out the latest post (which just happens to be from Julie too!). Uhhh, yeah...that's ME! That's my mug that you see as soon as you get to the site! Holy crow! May I just say that I was shocked to see it?!?!? But SO EXCITED!!! What wonderful things are happening to me!



So, on to radical Rhiannon! I made this page a few weeks ago and never had a chance to post it. I just LOVE this picture of her! And her little outfit ROCKS! I thought that it went perfectly with this paper. I cut out one of the rads that wound up behind her and glued it on top of the photo. I did the same with the little silver fellas that look like happy tribbles. I also used some great pink glittered cardstock a…

I Love Custom Work!

I love to scrapbook. Not just my photos, but other people's photos too! And sometimes, it's fun to scrap without any photos at all! Custom work can sometimes be tough (ie: when they give me horrendous pictures, which is what often happens), but I still love to do it. I love the challenge. I had gotten an order a couple of weeks ago to do an 8.5x11 album for a Bat Mitzvah. My customer told me that she wanted in to be black, white, and hot pink. She told me to make it "WILD!" Her words. I've done some work for her in the past, so she knew my style and told me to run with the project. She stressed the "wild" part to me a few times, which made me really excited because I often have to restrain myself. Folks don't always "get" my style... but this customer, totally gets me. So, away I went! Here are a couple of layouts I made for the book. I also had the joy of painting the covers because we used an American Crafts naked D-Ring Binder (LOVE!). …

TTIC #34- Project Portion

Well whatdaya know? TWO posts in one day!!! I had to get this done, even though I still can't get the original post up fro TTIC. I've gotten some great recommendations, so tomorrow I'll try 'em out. I shant be doin' any experimenting at 10:40PM!

Here is my project for this week's Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This project is extra special because it's for my husband and it's my first challenge as a TTIC Guest Designer!!! Again, it's supposed to be about the Summer. Please go to http://www.twilighttuesday.com/ for the whole story. I will try to repost it tomorrow... I made this card for Gene (please read why in the post below). He hasn't even seen it yet, or know that I was making it... so surprise Babe!!! The outside of the card simply says "Remember..." and, sorry folks, but the inside is private! :} I used real sand from Nix's sandbox and this adorable Adirondack chair stamp that I have. Inks created the look of the sky…

TTIC #34 Celebrate Summer- Comment Portion

It's been a really hectic time for me as I mentioned in past posts, so I only am posting the comment portion for this week's Twilight Tuesday for the moment. I will have the project portion up soon (I hope!). This week's challenge is from Jen. Here's her Comment Challenge:
Do you have a favorite summer adventure of your own? I want to hear about it!It could be from your childhood or currently.Do you have any exciting things planned for THIS summer?I'd love to hear about those too!

So here's my story. It was the Summer of 2000. Actually it started about 2 weeks before summer actually began... June 14th to be exact! It was such a special time... Gene and I had just gotten together. Every Thursday, was "our day," and we would go to the beach. Not to be among the masses and tan, but to a more private beach to just be together. We would also go to Starbucks (which I am SO craving right now... and I haven't had it in, well, YEARS!). We would just be toget…

Catch Up Week on TTIC

Big exhale for me... There has been SO much going on right now... I've been busy packing up my store (sniff), working on Custom Albums, re-doing my craft room, and of course, gearing myself to be as good as I can as a Designer for Twilight Tuesday! This week was a catch up week, so we could redo a project or create something for a challenge we didn't participate in. A few posts ago I had done the Northwest Challenge I had a vision or what I wanted right away... I even was going to incorporate the May Sketch Challenge into it. Time escaped, couldn't find the right stamps, blah, blah blah... So I made a real quickie card that I wasn't too keen on. Thankfully, I took the time to redo this baby exactly how I wanted it. I'm quite happy with it now. It's got dimension, a bit of color, and a wonderful story behind it. For more info, check out the original post on this topic. I think this version is so much better! Now... on to my next project! Hmmm... which should it …

Twilight Midnight Release Part Mini Album

First, let me say that I am still having a hard time figuring out how to get my pics in my blog properly. Second, allow me to apologize for having lame carpet in the background of the 2nd photo instead of the pretty clovers. Let's just say that I got a little "delete" happy and it's been raining like I live in Forks since then. Now that that's out of the way... here is the mini album I created for my Design Team submission for Twilight Tuesday! I wanted to make this book since, like, March 22nd (the day after the movie came out for all you non-Twilighters!). So, this was the perfect time to make the book since I really needed something good for TTIC. Pam, Terry, Diana, and I had such a fantastic time, as you may be able to tell from my photos! :} And, I had the BEST time making this little book! I was Stickles-happy, used some of my favorite paper, plus a lot of other way-cool products that I love. I really am very happy with how it turned out... and I guess the …

Rainbows in Twilight

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! There have been many rain clouds hanging over my head lately. But today, I caught a rainbow! I am one of three Guest Designers for Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge!!! I cannot explain how badly I wanted this. With all that's been going wrong recently, I needed this. And, I worked my ass off... it worked! We needed to submit one of the previous challenges and create a new Twilight piece to the admin team for judging. I submitted my "Void" project (see my Void blog from April 11th.) and a mini album all about the Twilight Midnight Release Party (and my after-party). I will show you the mini album I made in my next blog (no brain to upload photos now... but you can check out a couple of pics on the TTIC Blog!). I've just gotta say thank you to all the TTIC gals. They're all fantabulous and I am honored to be a part of the TTIC experience. I so look forward to creating awesome projects right along with them. I've already had so much …

The Hilarity of it All

Dear Blog,
I have not forgotten you. I have just been so busy. I think about you all the time... truly I do... But, what with my store closing (yesterday), the TTIC design team submission (I SO WANT IT!), babies, and Joel McHale... I just haven't had a whole lotta time. You understand, don't you? What? Wait a sec Blog.... you don't know who Joel McHale is? From The Soup on E! No, no, no... it's not called Talk Soup anymore! It's just The Soup. Joel is the host. Best host the show ever had really (sorry Jim!) . So yeah, Gene and I saw Joel the other night in Westbury... what? How was he? Freakin' hilarious Blog! uh? You wanna hear about it? But I was busy giving you an apology for not using you lately... ok OK!!! I'll tell you about Joel! Geez...

Mr. McHale is a tall, lanky guy who is I believe part Finnish (which makes Gene very happy). This lank of his just adds to his comedic nature. He started off Sat. night talking about all things Soupy. From stupid Spe…