Monday, December 27, 2010

Team Edward or Team Jacob- Which are You?

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

One of my favorite things to do besides my love of crafting is to read. I am an avid reader. I read every night before I go to bed. It’s the only thing that relaxes me enough to be able to go to sleep.
 I love to read books that belong to a series. You can get so much more involved with the characters if you have three or four books to read with the characters in them. About a year and a half ago I was cruising through Barnes and Noble looking for a new book series to read when I came across the Twilight books. Now, I realize that these books are advertised to appeal to the younger set, but my favorite types of books are in the horror/suspense category. I just love a good scary book! When I read the book’s description and I saw that it had vampires and werewolves in it, I knew these books were for me. Boy was I right! I read all four of these books in a little over a week. I was so hooked I couldn’t put them down. My husband came into my studio one day and asked, “Are you ever going to put those books down and get back to work?” I just laughed and told him to get out of my studio, I was busy reading!
 Once I completed all four books, I called my friends and my daughter to tell them they had to read these books. Needless to say, the books got passed around until everyone read them and it was unanimous, they were hooked too!
 Naturally when we found out the books were going to be made into movies, we couldn’t wait to see them. When the first movie came out I was very sick and didn’t get a chance to see it. Then when the movie became available on DVD, I was so excited! Finally I would get a chance to see it. Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital again. I had become very depressed because I was there for five weeks and I just wanted to go home. My sister-in-law called me one day and told me she would plan a party with our girlfriends as soon as I got home and we would watch the movies together. It gave me something to look forward to and I couldn’t wait to get home.
 That was how this crazy idea got started. Each time the movies came out on DVD, we would plan a party around them. We would decorate the house, make and eat way too much food, play games, and at the last party we decided to do a little crafting too. I wanted my girlfriends to have a special memento of out “Twilight Movie Nights” so I created these two picture frames, one for the girls that love Edward and one for the girls that loved Jacob. They are fun to make and easy enough for my “non-crafting” friends to be able to make them too.
 So, even if you’re not Twilight fans, why not find a movie that all of your girlfriends enjoy and make a party out of watching it together. It really is great fun and a wonderful way to bond with your girlfriends. What could be better than that?
  Until next time…
 Lisa
Stampin’ Queen Creations



©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

©2010 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

New Moon Party Picture Frame

 Supplies
  • White card stock- 6”W x 6”H
  • Black card stock- 6”W x 6”H
  • Red and Brown card stock- 5 ½”W x 3 ½”H
  • White and Ivory card stock- 5 ¼”W x 3 ¼”H
  • New Moon pattern paper- 5 ¾”W x 5 ¾”H
  • New Moon title
  • Cricut Personal Cutting Machine by Provo Craft
  • Doodletype Cartridge by Provo Craft
  • New Moon stickers
  • Red and Clear gems
  • Crocodile Eyelet Setter by We are Memory Keepers
  • Silver eyelets
  • Silver heart paper clips
  • 
  • Red ribbon
  • Jute string
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
 Note from Designer- The instructions given are for the Team Edward project. For Team Jacob, simply change the colors of the card stock, gems and stickers. All of the instructions are the same for both projects.
 Instructions
    
  1. Cover the black card stock with pattern paper using glue. Using Cricut machine cut out the word “Party” from white card stock. Adhere red and white card stock. Add picture.
  2. Adhere “New Moon” title and “party” and red gems with glue to frame. Add stickers.
  3. Using the Crocodile, punch out two holes in the top of the frame. Add eyelets. Tie red ribbon through eyelets to make the hanger.



1 comment:

Carol said...

Team Edward of course! My niece and I are one of the many who go to the midnight show the day the new movie in the Twilight Saga is released. Love it!

Happy Valentine's Day
Carol

Carol Heppner
http://heppnerstudio.blogspot.com