Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #44 - Books!!!

Woo Hoo!!! Happy Tuesday to you, Twilighters!!! Today's your day :)This week, the always lovely Rebecca of Bella Carta, is challenging us with...
Here's what she said -
"Reading the Twilight saga books and is what has brought us all together .... so this week is really dedicated to books. I hadn't stayed up all night reading anything in a very long time, yet that was exactly what I did with these books - I couldn't put them down! Many of you have shared similar stories with me on that topic."
... each book in the series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary classic: Twilight on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, New Moon on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Eclipse on Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and Breaking Dawn on a second Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meyer also states that Orson Scott Card and L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series are a big influence on her writing.
Craft Challenge: Make any project that celebrates your favorite book!!!
Comment Challenge: Which novel would you put in Bella's hands??? (classic or contemporary)... Did Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse or Breaking Dawn inspire you to read (or re-read) any of the classics??? Do you compare Edward and Bella to that of Wuthering Heights Heathcliff and Cathy???
One of my fave author's of all time is Richard Paul Evans... he has such a way with words, after reading each one of his books, you cannot help but feel appreciative of all the good things in your own life...
The Last Promise is about...

"Ellen, now called Eliana, has been living in Italy for several years. She's a talented artist in her 30s, originally from a small town in Utah. She came to Italy to study art and soon met and married Maurizio Fernini, the head of a large family agricultural enterprise. What seemed like a fairy tale quickly soured; Maurizio now spends much of his time traveling and philandering, leaving her to care for their severely asthmatic son, Alessio. Eliana knows that in her adopted country she's expected to shrug philosophically at her husband's cheating, but she remains furious and desperately lonely, and even considers illegally fleeing back to America with Alessio. Then she meets American Ross Story, an art lover and tour guide who knows everything about everything in the Uffizi Gallery. Eliana asks Ross to sit for a portrait, and soon she's not nearly as lonely as she used to be. But as the two fall for each other, she faces a tormenting choice between romantic love and her love for her son."

This story really touched my heart... what love do you treasure the most - the love of your child or the love of your soul mate??? Who would you risk? Choose???

The ending is touching and beautiful...

Treasure what you have now - in the end, you might be surprised how things work out :)
Treasure Card Details:
Paper(s): Colorbok "Black Eye Susans" DP; Papertrey Ink Kraft CS
Stamp(s): Heidi Swapp "Treasure" Clear Stamp
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Ink for distressing
Accessories: The Robin's Nest Dew Drops; misc felt flower and ribbon.

Ok, now it's time to go check out all the other Twilight Tuesday gals :)

with Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna ~ Jacquie ~Erica

Happy Tuesday!!!


Alison said...

Beautiful! How hard to make a choice... soul mate or children... a choice I hope I never have to make! Your card is fantastic!

Erica said...

This is so cute. I love the ribbon and felt flower. Beautiful!

Jamee said...

your card is so pretty!!! i love the ribbon and the rhinestones.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Margie, thanks so much for sharing the story with us too!
~Diane (DCRU DT) <(*<*)>

Dani said...

Great card!! It is so lovely and that book does sound interesting!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Margie!! Love the sentiment...so fitting! seems like an interesting story! great job hun!

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous Margie....That book sounds really good, I am going to have to put it on my long list of things to read......Beautiful work Sweetie! Xx

Rebecca said...

You totally rocked this challenge! I {heart} the stamp and paper you chose, its perfect!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card! Sounds like a great read. :)

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