Saturday, November 19, 2011

Divine Sleep

Ok, so let me just start by saying that I'm soooooo sorry for being MIA!  I was host to a Twilight:  Breaking Dawn release party and it CONSUMED me!  I haven't had a full night's sleep in about a week preparing for this event.  And let me just tell you that it was worth it!!!  The party itself was so super fun.  We watched all three of the previous movies while making Twilighty crafts, playing games, winning prizes and eating yummy, yummy goodies.  Check out the vampire goodness that my friends Dana and Bailey brought to the party....

Is this awesome treat not perfect!?!!!!  And it was oh-so-yummy too!!!  I also put together a totally rad raffle bag (made by yours truly) that included a ton of stuff I brought back with me from Forks, WA this past summer (you all remember my trip right?  LOL) along with other cooler than cool prizes.  That raffle ROCKED!  Here's what last night's winner won.  Check it out....

And then, of course, there was the theater we rented out for everyone.  Not only did we NOT have to wait in any lines, we got a discount on our ticket, didn't have to sit through all the pre-featured-film advertisements, AND the theater treated us like royalty.  I just want to send a shout out to Harkins for making this whole experience AWESOME!!!  High Fives Harkins, High Fives!  Yesterday was definitely a night to remember.  And without spoiling anything for anyone.... Breaking Dawn Part 1 was THE BEST Twilight movie yet!!!  The performances were amazing, the special effects were incredible and even though I read all the books, I was STILL on the edge of my seat waiting for what was going to happen next.

Oh!  I almost forgot to mention the charms pictured at the beginning of this post!!!  Who wants some Twilighty blog candy????  Chime in and I will share the deets!!!

Ok gang.. that's it, I'm out.  Time for some much needed sleep!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

DISCOUNT Tickets For Breaking Dawn

Ok, so a couple of days ago I told you all that I would post the other make n' take for the Twilight release party, well, here it is!!!  We are going to be making this SUPER FUN Twi-like notebook along with the Tri-Twi Album (below).

 But the BEST part about the whole opening of Twilight Breaking Dawn is that Paper Vineyard has reserved a theater for opening night and DISCOUNT TICKETS are available (very limited)!!!  YAY!  Here's what is posted on Paper Vineyard's blog this morning:

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:  Paper Vineyard now has DISCOUNT tickets available for OPENING NIGHT of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 for sale at the store.  We have booked our own theater JUST for our Paper Vineyard peeps but there are limited seats still available and these babies are going to go fast.  If you are interested in joining us, call the store at 480-656-2058.  When they are gone, they are gone.  Here are the deets -
Opening night showing:  November 18, 2011
Showtime:  8 p.m.
Where:  Chandler Fashion Harkins

For those who would like to participate in our release party festivities as well, we have the make n' take samples set up by the customer service counter... be sure to check them out.  Seating is limited for the release parties too... I think there may only be 19 spots total available for BOTH parties... so get em while they last!!!

I'm so excited!!!  The opening AND release parties....I cannot wait!!!  I hope to see you all there! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Can't Get Enough

Paper Vineyard's challenge this week was to use some custom cuts by Grapevine Designs.   We were asked to submit a word that Grapevine Designs would then cut out of chipboard in three different fonts for us to use and showcase any way we'd like on any project.  Really, is it ANY surprise that I had Grapevine Designs (exclusively at Paper Vineyard) cut out "La Push"???? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Because I'm STILL working on my vacation album, this was the perfect time to incorporate the elements for this challenge while at the same time fulfill the design team project!  LOVE IT!  Along with the Grapevine Designs custom cut, I also used Bazzill Cardstock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, McGill tab punch, Spellbinders dies and a Creative Impressions rub on.  I'm getting closer to this album being complete!  One down, 12 more to go!  LOL!

Click HERE to see what the rest of the design team created for this one-of-a-kind challenge!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Such a Dork!!!

OMGosh you guys!  I am SOOOOO embarrassed!!!  This here is this week's submission to Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls that I'm posting SOOOOO late!!!  Not because the project wasn't done (it was done over a week ago), but because I DROPPED my camera which loosened the SD card inside and had NO IDEA what was wrong!  My computer kept telling me that it couldn't find any of my files.  I honestly thought I had lost everything.  Imagine my delight when the SIMPLE discovery of my SD card being dislodged brought ALL my pics and videos back when the card was snapped back into place.  WOW!  Two days of scrambling... but I'm here to share my experience so if it ever happens to you, you will know how to fix it and quick.

So while late, here is my project for Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls bi-weekly challenge.  This week's challenge is to create a project inspired by scary kids or scary kid's films.  MY project is actually inspired by scary kids and their scary dolls!  HAHAHAHHAHA!  If you've never seen Living Dead Dolls, then you are in for a treat with this post (click on the link for some scary goodness).  I have such an affinity for these dolls.  Inspired by traditional kiddie stuff and then morphed into creepy, scary, cute and VERY DEAD DOLLS!!!  I LOVE IT!  This is totally up my alley and takes me back to when I was young and first watched a young girl's doll come to life and attack her abusive father on The Twilight Zone!!!  Come on, I know you all remember that one!!!  HAHAHAHAHAHA! 

Alright, that is it for my terribly late post.  If ever your computer is telling you it cannot read your camera or find any of your files, check the memory card first.  And if ever you are looking for the perfect scary dollie for a friend or loved one, check out Living Dead Dolls.  And finally, if you are ever looking for a great place for crafty inspiration (with a twist) and fun challenges to join in on, check out Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls.  Swing by and check out what the rest of the design team created for you THIS time!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!  Twilight:  Breaking Dawn opens on November 18th and I'm SOOOOO EXCITED!!!  And not just because of the movie opening.... I'M HOSTING A RELEASE PARTY!!!  Pictured here is one of two of the make n' takes that I created for this event!  This particular project also features a FitterTwit Original!!!  The apple that is in the center of the flower on the third page of this wonderful Tri-Twi Album was created entirely by ME!!!  And it was no small feat... let me tell you!!!  Before I get to that, let me show you some close ups.

So here is the first page.  Pretty simple page to display..... oh I don't know.... pictures of you and the gang at the premiere??? hehehe!

Here is a close up of the second page.  You have the option of four different sentiments on this one:  "Bite Me", "Love Bites", "Imprinted" or "Forever Yours"!  This page would be perfect for a pic of your date to the premiere.  Oooo-la-la!!!

Ok, and here is the last page!!!  There is my apple (click on the pic to enlarge).  My labor of love, WHEW!  This apple is the culmination of MONTHS of learning Photoshop Elements!!!  I've been telling everyone for over a year that Copic markers are magic markers in that they blend when you use them.  No extra special work or talent needed for this effect to occur.... THAT'S WHAT COPIC MARKERS DO!!!  Digital coloring is a VERY different animal all together!  Each time I would color, none of the lines would blend.  This apple actually took some work.  A LOT of work.  I FINALLY figured out how to get my strokes to blend and I'm SUPER HAPPY with how this little apple turned out.  This apple, along with many other items I created for the upcoming Twilight premiere is going to be up for auction here at Fun And Mental Changes.... stay tuned for that!

  OOOO and the cover:

And here is the finished album when closed.  This is the very front of the tri-fold.  Pretty, huh?  I just LOVE that rose paper!!!  I will post the first make n' take I created for the release party tomorrow along with all the deets for everyone if you're interested in watching the movie with us in Chandler, AZ.  Paper Vineyard secured a private theater for opening day so that we can play the whole day (watching Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse throughout the day) and then finish by watching Breaking Dawn opening night!  Did I mention the tickets are discounted as well?????  Be sure to swing back by at the end of the week for all the deets on the release party as well as the Twilight Auction that will be happening HERE!!!  It's going to be a LOAD of fun!

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