~ Twilight Treats for the April Twilight Convention

In preparation for the April Twilight Convention in Arlington, I made goody bags for the ladies in the Facebook site called Twilight Sorority.  Each goody bag contains Eclipse and fang-themed chocolate from Candy Warehouse as well as beautiful new buttons pressed by Emily Adams.  Each topper was border punched, layered on glittered cardstock and tied with a ribbon.  As an inside joke, I made two special mirrors for Lina and Emily, the two ladies who started the original FB site.  I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my event/autograph book.  Come back next month to see the completed project. 



~ Goofing off at the FYE Twilight Eclipse DVD Release Party


My daughter and I (for some portion of time, my buddy Maureen) dutifully went to the FYE at Fair Oaks to attend the midnight DVD release party for Eclipse.  The crowd was a smaller this year.  Not sure if it was lack of advertising or if it was just too cold and too late to attend, but we were there in force.  I didn’t win big like I did last year on trivia – the questions were from the book and I only really know Twilight from the movies, but Miranda won a $10 FYE gift card.  Our location screened the movie while we waited for midnight but in the meanwhile, Miranda and I goofed off with the life-sized cardboard posters (with permission from the store, of course!) outside FYE. 

After midnight, we spent the next hour scouring the local McDonald’s locations for Happy Meal Hello Kitty watches!  We were successful and found all seven!  After just a few hours of sleep, we went to Target and picked up the collector’s edition of Eclipse, too.  Needless to say, we were tired mommy and daughter by the end of the day.  The Eclipse release has renewed my excitement for Twilight once again.  On the convention front, we’re already purchased our Gold Passes and look forward to the guest list and activities.  More to post on this later.


On the chainmaille front, the projects below are my latest.  They were inspired from Rebecca Mojica’s new book “CHAINED“.  Absolutely great book filled with awesome projects.  Get your autographed copy from Blue Buddha Boutique.

~ Jewelry Gifts (Chainmaille, Twilight and Rintoo)


Holiday gift-making is in full swing at the Sanders house.  Here are a few more jewelry pieces I made the last few weeks.  The chainmaille bracelets are for my brother and sis-in-law, the Rintoo necklace is for my oldest niece and the Twilight bracelets are a prize for a contest I hosted on the Twilight Sorority Facebook site.  Congratulations to Jenny for winning the contest! 


{above – variations of Byzantine, below – 6-in-1 and dragonscale}


{Twilight – Eclipse Bracelets – silver and black chains}

{Eclipse posters – front}

{book covers – back}


Rintoo Necklace {both sides}


~ Twilight-themed Stair Step Cards

Part of the goody packages I sent to my Twi Sisters included handmade cards with their names on them.  Here are a few pics of the cards.  On other Twilight news, number of times I’ve seen Eclipse as of this morning = 22! =)  I sooooo can’t wait until the Eclipse DVD release party.  Not sure if Hot Topic will have one as they didn’t for New Moon but FYE was a great substitute.

I really love these stair step cards.  I’m developing a Halloween card class for work that will use this card type.  Come back later to see the finished sample. =)

Stuff:  cardstock – Stampin’ Up!; patterned paper – Autumn Leaves; flowers – Prima; gems – Doodlebug

~ Team Jacob Necklace and Twilight-themed 16 Month Calendars

How many times have you seen Eclipse?  As of yesterday, I’ve seen it 19 times.  Yes, a Twi-addict, for sure.  Here are my latest Twi projects — 16 month calendars I made as consolation prizes for a contest I hosted on Facebook and a Team Jacob necklace. 


 I really like how the necklace charm came out.  I was tentative at first as I used a variety of items that I hadn’t used together before (deep-set charm, Tim Holtz acrylic pieces, Glossy Accents and Jolee’s heat-set crystals).

~ Team Edward, Team Jacob & Team Emmett

It’s been a while since my last Twilight-themed project.  With the release of Eclipse, I’ve been inspired anew!  {{{Speaking of Eclipse, 11 viewings and counting!}}}  I found out from my visit to Las Vegas that my nieces are also fans of Twilight, a couple of little Edward fans and one Emmett fan.  Here are my latest pieces.  All of the pieces for the Jacob and Emmett necklaces can be found at Michael’s.  I picked up the Edward pieces at a cute little scrapbook store in San Diego called Paper Tales back in April while I was on business travel.  Please leave me a comment if you’ve come by for a visit and tell me whose Team you’re on!

Team Jacob (front & back)

{embellishment detail and a saying my daughter and I picked up from Taylor Lautner’s SNL skit}


 Team Emmett (front and back)



 Team Edward – Sorry about the poor photos of the Edward charms.  The photos are covered with magnifying glass pebbles that are very difficult to photograph!

Stuff:  Jacob & Emmett – Tim Holtz (gears, chain, type charm), Inkssentials (frames, glass), Jolees (beads); Edward – Doodlebug (gems), Paper Tales (frame, glass pebble)