Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge#22 *Edited*

Happy Twilight Tuesday!!!
This weeks Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #22 theme is...
Bella's Birthday
I'm so sorry that I am sooo very late with my post today, I have the worse ear infection that you can ever imagine... it started Sunday night, the pain shoots down my jaw and neck - unbelievable! I hope the antibiotics kick in soon!!!
Isabella "Bella" Swan dob 8/13/87
"New Moon begins with Alice in full party mode for Bella's 18th birthday -
Japanese lanterns hung from the porch eaves, big bowls of pink roses lined the stairs that led to the front doors.
All of the Cullens were waiting in the huge white living room... “Happy Birthday, Bella!”... Alice had covered every flat surface with pink candles and dozens of crystal bowls filled with hundreds of roses. There was a table with a white cloth next to Edward’s grand piano, holding a pink birthday cake, more roses, a stack of glass plates and a small pile of silver-wrapped presents...
Most people dread turning 30 or 40, but Bella dreaded turning 18 - mostly since it meant that she was now “older” than Edward."

Comment Portion: Have you ever given or been the recipient of a surprise party? ...or do you dread your birthday bash every year?

Challenge Portions: Create a birthday themed item. Feel free to draw inspiration from Bella's party ;)

Please leave all comments and links on the Twilight Tuesday post... and if uploading to SCS - please use keyword TTIC22.

I have never given nor received a surprise Birthday party... but I did have a surprise baby shower from my Ma and Sis when I was having #2 (Matt)... I was so happy and really appreciated the 2nd shower - we sooo needed what everyone gave us... it was such a blessing :)

Honestly, ever since I turned 30 - I really dread having anymore birthdays... I tried not to dwell too much this past year since the boys love celebrating, lol, I didn't want to disappoint them. But, if I had a choice, I'd stay at 30 - enough experience to be respected as an adult, but still young enough to enjoy life! So, I'm sticking with 30! ;)

My birthday card to Bella...
Bella's Birthday Card Details:

Paper: Prism CS; Anna Griffin Black Flowers Acetate
Stamps: SU Short & Sweet 'Best Wishes' Sentiment Stamp
Ink: Colorbox Chianti
Accessories: SU Pretties Kit pearl halves; Prima Flowers; misc. ribbon; Fiskars Lace corner punch; Making Memories shimmer alpha stickers.
Here's one of the glass center pieces that Alice made for the table...

... a very simple piece...
... but it was really hard to make, lol!Vase Details:

Accessories: misc. glass vase; BasicGrey rub-on; Michael's wired-edged metallic ribbon; Martha Stewart sticker pearls. **edited to add: My sister purchased these flowers from someone at an outside market - there was a guy there that was selling these, he handmade them from wood.**
Now, it's time go check out the rest of the DT’s creations:

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration March Sketch:

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge March Blog Candy:
Thanks for stopping by... Happy Tuesday :)


Anonymous said...

AWESOME! I hope you get to feeling better VERY soon!!!

Beth said...

WOW! Margie! That is a cool card! The vase and pink roses is awesome - Bella would be very pleased! Fantastic!!

Dani said...

Get better soon! It is no fun being sick!
Lovely card and beautiful vase filled with roses! Awesome!!

Heather said...


This card is very pretty I love the flowers you used!!! So so pretty here!!!!

This was a great take on your challenge!!!


Anonymous said...

I love your card and the vase- are those the wood roses? Very cute.

You have to show me how you did the rub-on on the vase- I tried and it crumbled on me :(


Cheryl said...

Ooh, love that paper! I hope your antibiotics kick in soon...

Eve said...

You did a fab job girly!!!
Love it!!

Joy said...

awesome card...love the glits and glam to it! so pretty flowers... and it doesn't look like wood!

Tammi said...

How awful for you Margie ((hugs)). I had an earache once when I was 9, not an infection, and OMGosh I thought I was going to die. Take care.

That vase is awesome, and pretty card!! Love the black, it's striking. I was going to say something else, but I've lost it! lol

Deconstructing Jen said...

That card is awesome. I love your color combination. That vase just leaves me in AWE. It's GORGEOUS. What a perfect idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!

thriftmau said...

OME- the vase is stunning! I really like that you included 18 on Bella's birthday card. TFS

James and Laura said...

Your projects turned out great! I love the colors and all the elements on the card! :)

Rebecca said...

The vase is genius! love it! And your card, absolutely beautiful, too! The paper, the flowers :-) awesome!

Hope you're feeling better!

Maria said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear you have an ear infection, Margie! It must hurt. . .I hope you feel better soon and that antibiotics kick in real soon.

Your card is gorgeous! I really love the pretty color combo. . the card looks so romantic.

What a fabulous vase. . .the presentation is beautiful and the roses are so pretty!


Jodi said...

Very pretty vase and card!! I love the black on the card, it really stands out and also makes your flowers stand out nicely!! Great job! Take care and I hope you start feeling better soon!
Jodi =)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So sorry to hear of you ear infection - those are not fun at all! I hope your meds kick in and the pain subsides quickly!

Now...my Twilight friend...you have officially got me addicted. I am head over heals in love with Edward {{blush}}. I still need to read the rest of the books, but you bet I'll be joining in these challenges real soon!! I can't believe what I was missing!!!!


Risa said...

Your card to Bella is very pretty! The vase is beautiful and I thought the tulips were real...wow!!!
I'm a Twilight fan also and I can't wait to see the new release. I have only read the first two books though...and I went to see Twilight twice. I would have gone more often, but no one would go with me. *sigh*
Oh well, have a great day!

kizgold said...

Hope you are feeling better! I just love pink and black together on the lovely card. The Vase is perfect and so Alice like!

Julie said...

OME, these DO NOT look like the work of someone who has been feeling lousy -- they are gorgeous! Really creative, inspired ideas! The card and the vase are both gorgeous and will fit right in to the setting of the Cullens' house. I really, REALLY hope that you are feeling better now -- or very soon!

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