Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Moon rising - Team Edward vs Team Jacob

So I think we all know what movie will be out next week. LOL!

I am the guest designer for Candy Shoppe Designs this month and the challenge announced today is to create a layout or paper project for either Team Edward or Team Jacob. Now I admit I would pick Edward over Jacob in a heartbeat (pun intended) but most of the other designers picked Edward right away so I took Jacob - and actually it was a really fun creative experience. I had no idea what to do and then I started thinking about the motorcycles and I remembered a great quote from Jacob at the end of Eclipse about speed and just getting away so it really came together quickly. I found both the wolf and bike images on the web, the patterned paper is Lily Bee, the smaller paper is one that I did with that fantastic glimmer mist technique where you spray 2 different colors on 2 different pieces of gloss stock, and then smush them together, the silver and gold leaves were from Michaels (on sale for 10 cents after Christmas last year), and the alphas from Heidi Grace. The journaling reads (a quote from the last page of Eclipse), "Feel nothing but speed, and bone, working together in harmony as the miles disappeared behind me."

I have begun to obsess about Christmas presents and am feverishly creating in every spare moment - knitting, painting, and sewing. I also saw a button wreath that I want to make and a really cool tree done with old book pages. Tomorrow after work I plan to run by Pier 1 as I received a catalog, and they have listed a couple of cool reindeer that I need to check out for the herd (did I mention that I collect reindeer - LOL!!! notice the new banner!!!!) The herd is currently hibernating in its special container but will be waking up just after Thanksgiving and will be available for photos. Those pictured above are the white/cream group, there is also a brown stuffed group (including a couple of moose that were gifts), the red "girly" group, and the natural woodsy group that have their own tree. And, of course, there are the big tree group that just hang around!!!! I have had some of these reindeer, including a little Rudolph, since I was a child. Maybe I should do a mini book! So many ideas and so little time!

Thanks for reading, have a great week, and ttfn

Don't forget to get us your favorite vacation/trip layout at These are a few of my favorite things challenge blog by Saturday, November 14!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

omygosh!!!! i love love love love love that (of course...edward WOULD be better!!! lol!!!) i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the wolf and the bike!!! congrats on the GDT!!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the new banner!!!!!! I changed mine....did U notice!?!?!??! LOL!!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOPING U get your package tomorrow!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

Hey Chris!

You are ON IT girly! I was coming over here to let you know that the challenge just went up and you are already set to go. LOL

I just wanted to let you know that this layout is such a hit with everyone (on my end) who has seen it already (including my hubby). He thought it was REALLY cool and he's not one to even comment on MY pages. LOL

Thanks for Guest Designing with us!

Oh! BTW, I decorate with Reindeer and Nutcrackers for Christmas. So, I'm a BIG fan of your reindeer collection!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i all ready made a edward lo....wonder if i can submit it??? :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh and I all ready have my tickets bought for 11/19/09 at 12:01AM :):):):):) like u didn't know that about me all ready!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ok....just read their criteria....and lol....can't use my edward one...doesn't meet their criteria!!! lol!!!!!....ohhhhhhhhhhhhh well.....and wow....that pink on their site hurt my lol lol!!! but congrats on the gdt anyways my dearest chris!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa Howard said...

Goodness Chris...your creativity AMAZES me!!! Fantastic job with this challenge! You are always thinking outside the box...LOVE IT!

Mini album about reindeer??? I say YES and double YES!!!!

Hope you are having a great week! xoxo L

Almost forgot...BIG congrats on the guest DT spot!

Jen said...

Awesome layout!! It looks really cool. And, congrats on the guest DT spot at CSD!!

deana said...

Congrats on the Guest DT, Chris & that LO just ROCKS! Very, very cool!

Have a GREAT weekend! :-)

PS... I ♥ the new blog banner!

Hanneke said...

how awesome is that LO!!! Love the wolf and the bike!!!! (but I agree on you Edward would be better) Love your new banner, and love to know that you collect reindeer!!!
Have a great weekend!!