January 22, 2009

Fast or just crazy insane...

It began as a whim. My thoughts went something like this...
Everyone else is reading it and saying how great it is, so I'll give it a try.
I am trying to read more and this sounds like something I might enjoy. I loved the Anne Rice Vampire series anyway.
And that is how it all began...my love affair with Edward!!!!

Since we are all about pinching pennies right now we have been getting books to read from the library. So we put my name on the waiting list for Twilight. I waited patiently for them to let me know it was available. From the moment I opened the book I knew I was hooked! I was immediately drawn in to the story of Bella and Edward!
I finished Twilight quickly in December. Very quickly. I think it took me about a week to read it. I knew right away I wanted to read the next one, so I once again put my name on the waiting list and tried to be patient. But man, it is so hard to be patient when all you want to do is find out what is going to happen next!!!
Well, last Friday the library contacted me to let me know that #2 was in and so Danny went and picked up "New Moon" for me.
I started it on Saturday.
I finished it last night! (Wednesday)
I have never in my life read a book that quickly!!! 5 days!!!
That is just craziness!!! I am still in shock that I did this, but I am loving that I am in love with reading again!
Now I just have to be patient and wait for #3!!!!
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Now for some scrappy business.
Just a reminder that Magistical Memories is having a contest this month called "Rhyme Time"!
All you have to do is create a LO with a title that rhymes and use at least 1 piece of chipboard!
That's all!
Post your LO here by January 31st and you could become the lucky winner of some awesome chipboard from Magistical Memories!
I decided to play along just for the fun of it and here is what I created.
Sweet Treat

(Supplies: Paper: Sassafrass Lass; Letter Stickers: Sassafrass Lass (large) and Rose Moka (small);Word Sticker: Scenic Route; Chipboard: Magistical Memories (Atomic); Paint & Alcohol Inks: Ranger; Buttons: unknown)

I will admit that I had some fun with crackle paint and alcohol inks! Both of these are firsts for me with this LO!
  • I painted the chipboard with the crackle paint to give it a bit of a distressed look.
  • I punched circles out of a transparency and added dots of ginger alcohol ink and gold mixative to them. No blending, just dotting. I would occasionally let the ink dry a bit before adding the gold. I then placed these circles in the large circle openings of the chipboard.
  • I also tore a small strip of paper of each of the sides of the yellow paper, distressed the edges, turned them over and placed them around the yellow to frame them. The secret to the space between them is a transparency. I adhered it to the back of the yellow paper and then adhere the strips.
The details that are a little easier to see in these detail shots...


Just a reminder that Mix It Up posted another amazing challenge on Wednesday!
Stop by and check it out and don't forget that if you play along this month you could win some awesome stuff from Daisy Bucket Designs!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Don't you just love the Twilight series...I am half way through the third book. These books got me back into reading too and I haven't been able to put them down.
    I love your sweet treats layouts...love everything you created on this layout.

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  2. oooh you're going to love book #3! i hope you get that call from the library soon. :)

    amazing layout!! you are SO good for the MM team!

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  3. Juliana, i can so relate to your love for Edward, he's totally capitvating. I read all 4 books right after Brianna was born, instead of napping I would read. LOL!! If you lived closer I would lend you the books, I have all 4. I want to read them again one day but not yet.

    Your lo for MM is gorgeous!!! You should play with crackle paint and inks more often, you totally rocked it!!! Take care!

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  4. OOh amazing layout, love all your techniques! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment, I really appreciate it, Juliana! I'm not much of a reader, but I'll have to recommend the series to my mom! She loves to read.
    hugs~
    Dani

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JULIANA