Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #25

Twilight Tuesday has a new challenge this week. Here is what Jen said:
For this weeks TTIC challenge I wanted to do something a little different. We’ve been picking very specific themes that showcase the design teams favorite things and having everyone create something based on that. Well this week I thought it might be fun to focus a little more on what our participants like and are drawn to about Twilight. So our focus this week is:

Celebrate YOUR Favorites!

Creativity Challenge:
This week for the creativity challenge you are to show us what you love about Twilight. Is it Edward? Or the baseball scene? Emmett’s one-liners? Alice’s quirky style? The meadow? Or maybe it’s a quote. You choose! As part of this challenge to vamp it up a bit I also want you to concentrate on showcasing your favorite medium. Use your favorite technique, supply, material, etc. to help show case your favorites about Twilight. (I know that might be a tall order so 1 out of 2 ain’t bad. ) Show us what you LOVE about Twilight.

Comment Challenge:
I would love to hear what Twilight has meant to all of you. It seems that Twilight has affected to many people on so many different levels. I know for me it’s given me this great group of women who I love creating with along with so many other wonderful gifts that I never thought would come from just a book. I’d love to hear more about what Twilight has brought into the lives of others.

WOW! What a challenge. There is so much I love about the Twilight series. At first I thought, who would read books about vampires.... well apparently that person is ME!! I can't get enough of the Cullens and their vampiric world. I've even moved on to read the Sookie Stackhouse series, but honestly I like Twilight so much more. I like books that tend to be on the "fluffy" side -- don't get me wrong Twilight isn't overly fluffy but I like how Stephenie Meyer portrays the vampires. They aren't as harsh as the typical vampire character who sleeps during the day, gets burned by the sun, repelled by garlic, blah, blah, blah.

I think one of the things that I like in the Twilight series, besides Edward and Bella's magnetism towards each other, is all the "heroes" in the plot line. Now I use the term heroes loosely since they are "technically" the token bad guy. The vampires (particularly the male characters) are very charming in their own way, but all have the characteristics of being chivalrous, loving to their female counter parts and also towards their family and all show respect and trust to all they encounter -- unless it's one of Victoria's band of new-born vampires and then they just take care of them. ;) The characteristics they possess is something I think is lost in today's society -- particularly chivalry. What woman doesn't want to be charmed by a man who is courteous, brave and attentive? I think Edward and his male family members embody this. And yes, I'm including Jacob in this catagory even though his personality is much less mature than the Cullens. But what can I say, I'm a sucker for a love story with a strong male hero....

Let me state though, I LOVE the ladies in Twilight as well. I can't get enough of Alice. Something about her personality in the book AND movie is just so bubbly and cute!

Now what has Twilight meant to me... it's been an escape, it's given me a chance to dream and it's presented me with an opportunity to be a better crafter. Twilight has really just dazzled me and I now that I've read the series I feel like I had missed something by NOT reading the books.

Anyway, enough rambling. I created my project on a medium I've never used... digital scrapbooking. I found a free program -- and I figured out WHY it was free this evening -- that allowed me to create a halfway decent digital page. It took me maybe an hour to put the page together and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out MINUS the typo. Don't ask me to fix it because I had one HELL of a time trying to save... and now I can't undo the typo. {insert picture here of me rolling my eyes} While brainstorming for my project, I found all kinds of digital scrapbook goodies for *FREE* to create my page. I've been a traditional scrapbooker for years, but this is my very ever first digital layout.... so please be kind!!

From Semper Papercrafting


  1. Whoohooo! You've gone digital! Isn't it just so satisfying to finish a digital layout? (And, in all honesty, I know how frustrating it can be when you are trying really hard to figure something out, too!). You did such a great job with this! And I loved reading your blog entry - it's just so interesting to hear everyone's thoughts on the Twilight world! Soooo many different reasons to love it all!

  2. Okay, so I guess I need to figure out how everyone is doing this digital stuff. Where do I go to get more info and what should I be looking for. I think your page is really nice, I like how you incorporated all the men of Twilight.

  3. WOW it's great! "The heroes of Twilight" - YES!
    Especially Jasper *smile*
    I love your LO - it's so amazing.

    xoxo Arwen

  4. I'm really loving all the stories that have come with this weeks challenge! Everyone has such a unique perspective. Thank for sharing with us. Your layout is GREAT!! I love the concept behind it and the chivalry, trust, love... perfect!! GREAT job!

  5. Wow! This turned out awesome!
    LOVE it. You are really good at this digital scrapbooking thing!