Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon 11/21/09

Yeah so I finally saw New Moon yesterday, twice actually and back to back! I went to see it with Jodi and we LOVED it. It was such a fun girls/twilight day together!

As you can see we were both decked out in our Twilight gear, my sweatshirt still cracks me up with "Ciao Volturi". Now I need it tome out on DVD so I can watch it everyday and I'm ready for Eclipse!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Blog Hop

Happy Friday and Happy New Moon Day!!!! I am so excited that New Moon is finally out in the theaters, I can NOT wait to go see it tomorrow with Jodi- 2 times no less!!!
Today there is a GREAT hop going on, the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge Blog Hop. If you are interested in taking a wonderful ride through Forks with the Cullen’s and all of us fans be sure to start over at the Twilight Tuesday Blog homepage. If you have already started hopping and have come from Cathy’s page then you are in the right place.

The inspiration for my card is Bella & Alice’s bond/friendship which starts in the Twilight but really takes off in New Moon, it is such a pivotal part. For my card I used Wednesday’s SCS Sketch Challenge, SC255, I just flipped it so that I could fit my lovely ladies!

I started with a card base of Dusty Durango layered with Whisper White and Basic Gray, which I embossed with my CB Distressed folder. My butterfly DP is Ambrosia by Basic Grey and is layered on Ocean Tides by Paper Trey Ink.

My girls are Camille and Ebony a/k/a “Bella & Alice” and they were two of the limited edition digitals that were available at the beginning of the month from The Greeting Farm. They were both colored with copics and also layered on Ocean Tides cardstock. I used some Glossy Accents on skull on Alice’s t-shirt. My sentiment was typed and printed from the computer. The satin ribbon knot and crystal butterfly give the perfect vintage touch and in my opinion are just enough to satisfy Alice’s haute couture desire.

Hope you are enjoying the hop, your next stop is Makeesha Byl so have fun!!!
Here's a complete list of the stops in case you get lost along the way:
Starts at Twilight Tuesday –
1. Tonya –
2. Laura –
3. Jennifer O. –
4. Pam –
5. Jen del Muro {Guest} –
6. Dani –
7. Tamara Bennett –
8. Cathy –
9. Dina – (<- that's me) 10. Makeesha Byl {Guest} –
11. Beth –
12. Sarabeth {Guest} –
13. Mindy Baxter –
14. Tia –
15. Jami Bova {Guest} –
16. Eve –
17. Monika in VA –
18. Lois Bak –
19. April D. –
20. Stephanie {Guest} –
21. Leigh Ann Baird {Guest} –
22. Jeri Moody –
23. Juanita –
24. Amber Goble {Guest} –
25. Jen S. –
26. Sammi –
27. Tracey F –
28. Corinne aka Rinne –
29. Jodi Collins {Guest} –
30. Margie –
31. Cheryl –
32. Kathy –
33. Holly –
34. Jodi Ann Lee {Guest} –
35. Rebecca –
36. Kathy J –
37. M.E. Driggs –
38. Randi –
39. Jessica Diedrich {Guest} –
40. Erica –
41. Jacquie –
42. Donna Schnees –
43. Julee Tilman {Guest} –
44. Donna W. –
45. Heather Lee-Reppen –
46. Jackie R. –
47. Joni –
48. Joy Kennedy {Guest}
49. Alison –
50. Jacquie N. –
51. Monika Davis –
52. Julie
53. Beate Johns {Guests}

New Moon Quote Day 8

Yeah I'm so excited that New moon is finally out! We are getting to the end of the book and today's quote comes from Chapter 23. In my opinion Chapter 23 is one of the most beautifully written chapters of any book I have ever read, I can not believe that a writer could get so many amazing and moving words written in one Chapter. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Trim The Tree

This is a card that has been in the making for so long that it is no surprise to me that I am not happy with how it came out. I fell in love with this Tree DP and immediately grabbed the last polka dot sheet from my SU Prints pack and then the two of them sat to the side for weeks. I never got around to doing anything with it until Monday night and I just don't like the finished product. I wasn't going to post it but I haven't had any new cards up in a few days so against my better judgment here it is!

I started with a card base of Basic Black and Whisper White. Red Polka Dot DP from Prints Pack I and Christmas Tree DP. I used Paper Pretties Trim The Tree Sophia, I thought she was perfect with this DP. Red Velvet Ribbon and crystals.

New Moon Quote Day 7

Ok so we are officially in in the final countdown!!!!! Quotes will continue until Saturday only because that is when Jodi and I will be able to see the movie, we have tickets for a 1:00 and 5:00pm shows :)!! So we are getting close to the end and today's quote comes from when Bella is desperately trying to get to Edward in Volterra before he steps into the sunlight!!! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Moon Quote Day 6

Ok today's is a favorite of mine, and honestly I wish they would put it on a T-Shirt already, I would be all over that!! It comes from Chapter 14 when Bella meets Emily for the first time ,I love Bella's response to this...." so your the wolf girl?" I also enjoy how Bella watches all of them interact as a "family".

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Moon Quote Day 5

Today's comes from Chapter 10. Bella thinks that if she could remember how to get back to the meadow she could somehow recapture the "wholeness" that she felt there with Edward. Once there she realizes that this place too holds no comfort without him. Heart life to was once dull until Edward came into so I know how she feels ;)

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Moon Quote Day 4

Ahh we are getting so close I can not even handle it!!! Ok today's quote is from Chapter 6, I must start jumping otherwise I won't get done by Friday, and Bella's description of Jacob. I must say that I had a new found appreciation for Jacob after reading New Moon the 2nd time and I felt that this quote really summed it up. I really loved his innocence at the beginning. I do feel that Bella led him along all in the name of grieving, but she was just trying to hold onto something that brought joy to her. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

SCS254 Autumn Blessings (Mass Produced)

OK so I decided to try something different, something I've never done before but have seen so many of you do....mass produce a card! I keep reminding myself that Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and that I need cards for the family so I decided that I was going to create one and then just mass produce it...not really sure if 3 constitutes as a mass production but I am so relieved that I did not have to come up with 3 original ideas!
I used this past week's SCS Sketch, SCS254, only I flipped it to accommodate my Cornucopia. Ok so I started with a card base of So Saffron with Very Vanilla on top. I embossed the VV layer with my CB Birds and Swirls. My center panels are 2 inch squares with Washington Apple DP, I thought the pattern and name were perfect for fall, and I layered them on Chocolate Chip and popped up on dimensionals. I then took So Saffron ribbon through the middle and then placed my image on top with dimensionals as well.
My image and sentiment, both from Home Sweet Home Holiday Additions by There She Goes, were stamped with Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink on White by PaperTrey and punched out with my scallop oval punch. I pierced the scallops and colored my image with Copics.

New Moon Quote Day 3

OK so today's comes from Chapter 4 and it is more of a reflection for Bella. She is going through the motions, her friends and family think she's crazy and she's pissed thinking that Edward claims to have made a promise to her yet he broke it as soon as he made it...there is no way that life could ever be as if he never existed. My opinion? Ok yes Edward perhaps it does sound like it would be easier to move on if there were no reminders but humans have feelings and we can't just let it go so easily.

MOJO 111 Snow Place Like It

Happy Sunday!!! So it was a miserable day yesterday and I think I watched about 5 movies while making this one card....what can I say I'm easily distracted.

I just adore this set, Penguin Love, by There She Goes. I used an old Mojo sketch, MOJO 111, for the layout. I started with a card base of Aqua Mist by PaperTrey and Whisper White by SU. I embossed the White with my CB Swiss Dots. My DP is Jolly By Golly by Cosmo Cricket, which Jodi gave me a few sheets of, thanks!!

My image was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento on White by PaperTrey. I masked the penguin in front of the igloo. I used a Shin Han marker to color the igloo and copics on the penguin, the hat and scarf. I also cut the hat and scarf and popped on top of the penguin. Used stickels in Crystal color for the glittery snow. My image was cut out with my circle nesstie and then I used the next size up in the nesstie and cute the layer behind but rather than use card stock I used the other side of the DP.

My sentiment was masked too, I just love the swirl, I thought it matched the scene and DP perfectly. I used my smaller circle nesstie to cut this out and used pewter brads on the side.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Moon Quote Day 2

Ok so this one's a tough one ladies but it was an obvious choice. This quote is from Chapter 3 and it just rips my heart out. Edward was serious when he said that he was going to make a "clean break" and that he would leave her with no remnants of him what so ever. For me that was the hardest part, that he could just take everything, tangible or not from her.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Official New Moon Countdown

Ok ladies with New Moon arriving in just 7 days I have decided that the Quote of the Day will consist of quotes from New Moon only and in chronological order, for a little more suspense, until the official release on November 20th. I hope you all enjoy and remember to check back each day for a new little goodie!!!

For today's quote I skipped right to Chapter 2 and it takes place during the conversation between Carlise and Bella while he is stitching her up. They are discussing their views on her becoming a Vampire and if the situation was reversed would Bella be able to take Edwards soul as she is basically asking him to do to her as well as Carlisle's deep faith that there is an afterlife for them even if it is not the traditional one humans have. I have just started New Moon again for the 3rd time but I have always enjoyed exchanges between Carlise and Bella, I feel such a strong connection between them. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MTSC46 Hope Your Birthday Doesn't Bite

Haha....ok so I made this card for my younger brothers birthday which is tomorrow. My brother is very studious and serious and thinks that I am crazy because I am 32 years old and obsessed with Twilight which in his opinion is for 15 year old's, so I thought it would be funny to make him a birthday card with a Twilight theme...though he is serious he does have a huge sense of humor and this will crack him up.

I started with a card base of Dusty Durango and Whisper White, both by SU. My DP is Basic Grey Ambrosia and the layout is Mercy's sketch MTSC46- I can't believe I got two done in one week! My Ed "Edward" is one of the limited digital stamps by The Greeting Farm that were available last weekend. I colored him with copics and popped him out with an scalloped oval punch. I wanted to layer him but he only fit into the largest punch I had. I even broke out some hodge podge by SU for this one! The sentiment was typed on the computed and printed out cut and mounted. I must thank you Jodi for helping with the sentiment, I wanted something catchy and she rocked it for me!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MTSC45 Be Safe

How cute is my sweet Bella? I just love these special addition digital stamps by The Greeting Farm, they are just too cute- actually all the sprouts are too cute in my opinion!!

I used Mercy's sketch MTSC 245 for my layout, which believe it or not was a challenge for me only because of the scallop edge. I fight with my punch every single time I use, though I think I got it right this time since the scallops actually look round rather than pointed.

I started with a card base of Ripe Avocado by PaperTrey, I just got their assorted color pack and I must say it it heavenly! I layered Whisper White by SU and ran that through my Swiss Dots CB embossing folder. My center layer is Basic Grey Lemonade DP, I just got the 6x6 pack at the NY Stamp Show on Saturday and I was on the fence about getting it but I'm glad I did cause I do love the patterns.

My image is Camille "Bella" by The Greeting Farm and I stamped her in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored her with copics. Now I know that Edward thinks she looks best in blue but for some reason I was completely drawn to green when I went to color her coat, thus started the whole green color combo for the rest of the card. I cut her out with my circle nessties and layered on dimensionals and added the thin strip of pink satin ribbon.

I was torn on the sentiment but this one just seemed appropriate for her! The crystals were the final addition.

Hi Stamping Buddies!!

Hi everyone!

I have been MIA the past week, I have just been really busy at home, got Jury Duty yesterday and so on and so on. But anywhoo, just wanted to extend a hello, I'm hoping to get stamping tonight! I did get some new digitals that I was able to get colored over the weekend so perhaps I can get a card or two done with them! Also I went to the NY Stamp show on Saturday with Jodi Collins and Ann Kranitz, we had a blast. Also Jodi introduced us to Danielle Kennedy who she bumped into. I have put a new addition to my blog, Twilight Quote of the Day! With the approach of New Moon, ahhhhhhh so excited, I wanted to add this fun feature to keep us all inspired so remember to check back and see if your favorite gets put up. Hope you all have a great Tuesday, as usual I look forward to seeing everyone creations and hopefully I can get a few done myself this week!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

MOJO 110 You Give Me Chills

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!!!! It has been a few days since I stamped but to be honest I have been waiting for my new There She Goes stamps!!
My new goodies were waiting for me when I got home from work and I LOVE them. This first card I made is for the past Mojo 110 sketch. I had to ink up Penguin Love first, I just adore it! I have a feeling that there will be a lot of penguin cards on my blog shortly..LOL!!
I started with a card base of Basic Black and a layer of White by PaperTrey which I embossed with my Swiss Dots CB folder. My DP is Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey and layered on Ocean Tides by PaperTrey.
Now for my image, I stamped my penguins and heart and then masked the floating ice. I colored with Copics, added dazzling diamonds by SU to the ice and the sentiment which I think is so cute..wink, wink!. I used my circle nessties, silver brads and $1 ribbon I found at AC Moore today. I also added dots to the scallops with my gel pen and dimensionals for layers.