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TTIC #57 Celebrate!

Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge!!! This week our latest exciting challenge is brought to us by our Design Team Leader, Margie. Who, without her, I may have never even found out about TTIC! Here’s what she wrote:

"I don't know about you guys, but I'm still celebrating the release of New Moon! and my b'day is in a few days! So I'm in the mood to keep on celebrating it all right into the New Year! "
Challenge: Create a "Celebrating" project for the vampire-lover in your life!

It can be any Holiday - birthday, Christmas, Valentine's, etc. Have a ton of fun with this one and don't hold back!
Comment: There's no denying that we all have wish lists, especially with the holiday season on us! Some of our lists are a little more practical than others... Please share with us with what is on your "not-so-practical" wish list???

I decided to make a Birthday card. I have a number of those to do this month (both of my babies’ B-Day’s are next week!!!!!), and I love doing cheery cards. Here’s my creation:


I used “Rosalie” from The Greeting Farm ltd. digis. I put a party hat on her, and gave her a sparkly broach. She is all ready to par-tay!!!


I also made her skin shimmer with paint I mixed myself. I used acrylic paint in the color “sand” and some Pearl Ex (Jaquard) medium in pearl white. I love the effect. It’s got a hint of shimmer, not too much. I colored Rosalie in with my Spectracolor pencils. I used the “Rosalie” stamp from Artful INKables, a bit o’ Stickles and some colorful paper. That’s about it!

So Margie asked us to include our “not so practical” wish list! Well, it just so happens that I had already written one with the anticipation of putting it here on my bloggy so that '”just in case” a special Northward resided elf (or anyone else! ;} ) had nothing better to do than check out my 21st Century Pillow Book! Here’s my silly list in no particular order:

1. Spectracolor Replacement Pencils: #1441 & 1413

2. 10” High Sided Skillet

3. Bombshell Stamps

4. Those freakin’ INSANE stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps

5. Black Dagger Brotherhood Books (I’m not picky… I’ll take any!)

6.Cricuit Expression (I know, I know…it’s from The Dark Side! I’ll even take a Silhouette!)

7. Sesame Street 40th Anniversary DVD

8. Those awesome Spica Markers

9. New Oven Mitts (silicone?)

10. A Dustbuster (Hey! I have two kids!)

11. A whole day with just my husband!!!

12. Wii Sports Plus (Yoga!)

13. A Supercharger for my PT (I’ve been really good this year!!!)

14. Clothes/Boots (Small/ 8W)

15. Skull Candy Head Phones

It’s not too unpractical is it? ;} I have to say though, my husband is SO good at gift giving! He always gets me the coolest stuff! Things I would never have even thought of, but he knew how much I’d love it! He is so attentive, he just knows what I’ll love!

So, now it’s time for you to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations:

Dani ~ Donna

Erica ~ Jen ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya


Stampvamp said…
Love your card! I love how you added the par-tay hat and brooch! Very classy!! Be on the lookout for an email from me later today...Love your list!! It's not far out there at all! Love ya!
Sara said…
what a cute card and i love your list :)

Jacqueline said…
Rosalie is lookin ready for the PAR-TAY!! LOVE your card chica!! All the elemnents you added are so cute and so perfect!!
GREAT list!! I dont think any of those things are too crazy to ask for :D Hope you get all you desire! Xx
Jen Shults said…
This is so cute Alison! I love that you made Rosalie a hat... and I adore the colors you used here. Very nice. Your list has me wanting to change my Christmas list I gave to Chris... I need to see if I can sneak that away and revise it, lol. Gah, a dustbuster... I NEED that.
Erica said…
This is a beautiful card! I love your choice of stamps. *wink* Your list is great! Again, beautiful work!
margie c said…
Gorgeous Rosalie! Love your card!

LOL, a dustbuster!!! Yes! Mine just fell apart and I hate having to drag the big ol' vacuum everywhere! ;)

Happy Tuesday :*)
Dani said…
Fangtastic card!! Love all the sweet details you added!! Wonderful!! :)
Julie said…
Oh, I love this -- so fun and festive! I love what you did for Rosalie's shimmery skin -- very clever! :)
Donna said…
Ali...This card is amazing!! I LOVE what you have done to Rosalie... Your colouring is just awesome!! As for your list...I don't think there is one unreasonable thing on there..All very do-able!!! Xx
Beth said…
Super cute!!! I love the hat! Brilliant! I love your list - is Gene watching?! :) xx
Alex Maldonado said…
Alison I LOVE that you painted your Rosalie, she's lovely!! I just found your blog though Jodi's and I can't believe it's you!! So sad that we never got to work together but I'm happy to have "found" you again! I left you a little award on my blog 'cause you are awesome and I love visiting your blog now!


sweetpeastamps said…
Alison, I came acrossed your site, and love it. I also love the idea that my stamps are on your wish list, if you could e-mail me @
I have a question for you.

Rebecca said…
Love that party hat on her :-) and thanks for sharing your wishlist :-) its fabulous!
Randi said…
CUTE! I love how you used Rosalie for a birthday card and gave her a birthday hat!! I'm picturing her with that party hat on now! Ha!!

Looks like you may be getting one of those things on your wish list!! ;o)

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