The end is here. This is the Twilight Tuesday Farewell Blog Hop. And I can honestly say that I never thought I could have so much fun with people that I have never met! But before I start getting all mushy on you, let me share what Rebecca wrote on the TTIC Blog:
It’s Rebecca, bringing you something special for our last Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. For this event, we’re doing a DT blog hop. Our challenge theme???? ”Love of books, the printed words on a page” since that is what brought us all together. I love to read the newspaper online but nothing beats a printed newspaper on Sunday mornings. And no matter how hard I try, I can’t abandon books (hardcover, softcover, or paperback) to a digital reader. Are you totally digital or do you prefer a good old fashioned printed page in your hands?”
Creative portion: Create a project that uses printed text: a page from a magazine, book, dictionary, etc. within your project, as the background or focal point.
The hop trail will be in a backwards alpha order…
Starting here …. at the Twilight Tuesday Blog
… and ending HERE at the Twilight Tuesday Blog. There’s Blog Candy along the way, so make sure you go through the entire hop!!!
So, you should be coming to me from Beth’s blog. Wanna see what I made??? I’m going to warn you, it’s pretty sentimental. And you guys should all know by know that I’m into symbolism. Here it is:
Please click on any of the photos to see an image bigger. I used the photos from the entire Design Team to make this very special layout. I needed it to be about us. I wanted this final challenge to be about the friendships that were wrought through Twilight. These special books brought us together and I wanted to showcase that. To complete Rebecca’s Challenge, I chose page 118 from Twilight. It’s when the kids all go over to La Push and Bella “meets” Jacob for the first time since they were little kids. I thought this was the perfect page to use. Here’s why: They are a bunch of people just wanting to hang out and have a good time. New friends are made in this scene. Friends that, as the Saga goes on, lasts a lifetime and beyond. I hope to be lucky enough to have made bonds like that with my Twi-Girls. Some of us have gotten very close to each other, and these friendships are so special. Jodi is unfortunately not in my layout. I didn't have a pic of her. Sorry Jodi!
Of course I used the Twilight font for my title and journaling.
And a compass stamp was the perfect addition (thanks for the great idea Pam!). I have it pointing Northwest of course, but the compass also symbolizes that we Twi-Girls come from all over the world.
Here’s what I journaled:
It’s been less then a year since I’ve met these girls. But in that short time, I have connected with many of them in a very specail way. This is the Twilight Tuesday Design Team, and every one of us is so talented in our own way. It has been a pleasure to get to know them, to become friends with them, to be inspired by them. I cherish the time I had with them and I will miss Twilight Tuesday so very much. This group has meant so much to me. These girls have meant so much to me. Twilight Tuesday may be coming to an end, but fortunately, our friendships don’t have to.
I do have to make one important point. There are some other ladies who were not a part of the Design Team that I have become very close to as well. Tia especially. I love her dearly. Laura, Steph, and Liz… all such wonderful ladies and I hope that we all stay in touch. But I really wanted to focus on the design Team here. We have done so much together in cyber space. They will all have a very special place in my heart forever.
As far as the comment challenge from Rebecca, (I don’t wanna get too emotional here folks!)… I love to have a good meaty book in my hand. I love hard covers. I love to turn the pages, to feel the weight of a book… there is no way I could buy a Kindle or some other digi reader. I gotta feel my books. I get such joy turning those pages. Sometimes it really is the little things in life that bring you the most joy.
I think I need to end this here. Otherwise, I’ll keep writing until next Tuesday! To my Twi-Girls. I love you all. I am inspired by all of you. Thank you so very much for the gifts of your friendship. Thank you for including me, for making me feel special, and welcome. This group has been amazing. You were all the light on the other side of my eclipse. To now, to forever, to friendship. xxoooxx
Now hop on back to Twilight Tuesday to complete our farewell Blog Hop!