27 October 2009

It's birthday time

Or anniversary time, whichever you like to call it it's been a year of awesome Twilight related creative bliss over here at Twilight Tuesday. I was introduced to Twilight books by my uber talented and most awesome friend Donna. Donna, knowing my taste in most things rang me one day explaining her lack of socialising for a week or so on a series of books, "you should read them" she said, I did, and the rest my friends is history. so when she said I would love the Twilight Tuesday site I jumped on and checked it out because Donna is always right,lol. I have only played along with a few challenges so far but those that I have have been really enjoyable. so here I am at the blogaverssary once again sharing my humble offerings for your viewing.For the blog hop we were to make something from any one of the 50 previous challenges or something Twilight related. For my first project I did challenge 6, rain. Normally when I use this stamp I tend to lean towards brighter colours with it but but bright colours and rain in forks just didn't seem to fit so I pulled out my ever favourite cosmo cricket papers and even though they have bright colours in them they are a vintagey bright not a vibrant bright if that makes any sense at all(if not I will blame it on lack of sleep). I think if I was told I could only use a limited range of pattern paper for the rest of my life I would choose Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon, I just looove their ranges.
The next challenge I chose was number 37, a little romance. No matter what it is that lights your torch about the Twilight series it is first and foremost a romance so hence my choice of theme.
In an effort to get more photos of Bren and myself together (I made a mini album about us last year and gathering the photos together I realise we didn't have that many of the two of us despite being together for well over 20 years)I handed the camera over to my number 3 son. DH seeing the camera grabbed me for a big smooch session, he has never been camera shy unlike me who hates being on the other side of the lens.


A closer view of the hearts on the page


It is a little hard to pick up the embossed polka dots on the white paper. When I first discovered stamps it wasn't to colour at all, that came a bit later, my first use of them was for making my own background paper which I did lots of once so it was great fun to do this again by pulling out this gorgeous polka dot set from PTI.




And finally I'm not sure what challenge this would fit into, maybe the great Northwest, but I'm sure somewhere in Forks there would be and owl in a tree somewhere, maybe looking down as Edward walked away from Bella in the forest, who knows. I actually did this because I had purchased the digi stamp a couple of weeks back and not had the opportunity to use it yet so while I was on a crafty roll and my desk was messy anyway I thought I would pull it out and play, that and the fact that the owl is soo cute and I seem to have a thing for owls. The yellow behind the owl is vellum, it doesn't show really well here but looks quite pretty with the light shining through it.


I'd like to thank all the sponsors for the blog hop (did I mention there was blog candy, mmm, love candy and this is the sort that won't go straight to the hips :-)
Stamp Happens Shop http://stamphappens.com/shop
Stamp Insanity Stamps http://stampinsanity.com/

OK, that's is it for me, now it's time to move along to Laura's
blog to see what tasty creative Twilighty treat she has in store for you.

And in case you have missed someone here is the list of other participants.
1. Twilight Tuesday (http://www.twilighttuesday.com/)
8. Heather Lee-Reppen http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
28. Twilight Tuesday http://twilighttuesday.com/

enjoy

28 comments:

Beth said...

Wow! These are excellent Twilight projects! Each one captures what you were going for, and I completely think the owl fits into the great Northwest! :)
They layout with you and your DH is absolutely phenomenal! The photo alone is amazing, but your layout just completely sets it off - AWESOME!
Thanks for being such a great supporter and friend to TTIC - Rock On!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Susy! This is amazing work! Three projects...they are perfect!! The card is so gorgeous, I love all the layers and the scene you created is wonderful! I LOVE your layout, these are my favs from you...you are beautiful with a beautiful family! LOVE the owl too! I am so glad Donna talked you into reading and joining the hop! (like you get a choice to say no to her) ;D Thanks for joining us hun!

Alison said...

These are ALL awesome! But I have to tell you... that layout is amazing. That photo is FANTASTIC! I love all of your subtle details. It's just beautiful. Thank you for Hopping with TTIC!

Jacilynn said...

great projects! super job!

Jennifer said...

Love your projects. I'm with you I don't have enough pictures of myself and DH. We've been together 16 years.

Tamara Bennett said...

Very pretty creations! I love the layout! Lovely!

Gabby said...

Love your work! Awesome!

Lisa said...

Awesome job on all your projects. The first one especially catches my eye, I love the colors!

Juanita said...

Awesome projects. Love your layout on the scrapbook page.

Dani said...

What super Twilight projects!!! So wonderful!!!

margie c said...

Wow! I adore your layouts, but this one is just stunning! I love that pic of you and hubs! Priceless!
Adorable cards too! Your coloring is awesome!
Happy hopping Tuesday :*)
~ margie

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Great projects! I love the layout, it's wonderful!:)

-Laura

deconstructing jen said...

Susy!!! Oh my, I've always enjoyed your photography... it's stunning. But wow. You are a scrapping goddess too!!! Holy Moly!! All of these are just amazing. I adore the rain card... it's so sweet and simple and just gorgeous and your layout... wow. What a fantastic photo your son took... he's been watching his mama. And that little owl is too cute for words. Thank you so much for playing along!

Randi said...

Wow, these are all fantastic projects!! Love the bright colors on the warm, Fall-ish layered background on that first card. Your layout is stunning with that beautiful BnW photo!! And, the owl is adorable on those yummy layers of DP!!

Sam said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Susy! I love your scrap page...it is just amazingly beautiful. I am going to be looking for a photo so I can CASE this fabulous layout.

Both of the cards are lovely, and your Halloween watermelon is tops!

Best wishes,
Sam.

Heather said...

Your projects are all absolutely incredible. I love the rich colors of the first one and the 2nd one just screams romance. Fabulous job!

Donna said...

You already know what I am going to say...So I will save it till we are sitting in that movie theatre and watching that movie...Thankyou soooo much for joining me on my Twilight journey Sus...I love you and ALL your work...But you know that!! NOT LONG NOW!!!

See I told you all the lazy Americans would get out of bed eventually!!! Xx

Erica said...

All of the cards are great! THe first one made me giggle! I love the pic of you and your DH!

StampinCathy said...

Very inspiring and amazing projects. This has been one awesome blog hop.

Julie said...

Oh my, that layout. It is just so filled with beauty and love -- it's just palpable when you look at it. (Did I go too mushy? Yes, I might have. I realize that. :)) Your blog is gorgeous; your photos are as well. Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop with us today!

Stampvamp said...

Everything you make is always soooo gorgeous. I get you on my RSS feed and while I always SEE everything, I don't always COMMENT. I LOVE your blog. And this layout you did...It is THE best project I've seen today. I ADORE ADORE ADORE how in love you and your hubs look. I love that this is a candid shot in your backyard that your child took! It is so perfect! You are gorgeous in this pic. Absolutely nothing is more beautiful than a happy woman. Hug that man tight...you are BLESSED! Oh, and thanks for celebrating with us!

Holly said...

What a great layout.. I'm just like you I don't want my picture taken..But I really need to do it more often.

Annie said...

oh my, I love the layout and your picture - that is sooooooooooo sweet :)

Eve said...

Susy- your projects are amazing. As I scroll down I always get so excited when you have more than one! What a treat it is! I hope you enjoyed the hop. Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

~Jeri~ said...

What a great blog and such talent and creativity!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Amber said...

You are so creative! Love your projects and your blog is adorable!

Rebecca {bellacarta} said...

OME!!! Don't know which I love more your cards or your scrap LO's! great job!

Monika in VA said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! Your page is so stunning ~ the pic is priceless!