Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Friday, April 18, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Dolly's Picnic Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to the Elisabeth Bell Design's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Dolly's Picnic digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).] Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Reminder: Buying then sharing digital images is theft. Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I've used this playful little lady having tea with her doll, on a side-open card.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image .



Layers of Bazzill teal and lavender are teamed up with Memory Box Viola 6x6" paper collection and Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue Shine a Light double-sided paper.  My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally "Celebrate" blue twine is weaved through a Whimsy Stamps Celebration Pennants set of sentiments die cut using their Banner Pennant Die Set.  Lifestyle Crafts Large Oval dies shape my image and a Creative Impressions enjoy relax savor Twill provides a bottom border.


The inside is left blank to stamp or handwrite a personal message . . . 



Remember to leave your comment below then move along to follow the blog hop route at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can "Ribbon/Twine/Washi" (here)
Sir Stampalots Stamping Sensations "Use Dies and/or Punches" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Easter/Spring" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Spring" (here)
Southern Girls "Earn Your Stripes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, basket - E31, E35, E47
grassy ground - YG11, YG13, YG17
outfits - BV11, BV13, BV17, BG13, BG15, BG18
blanket - YR000, YR01, YR02
doll shoes, tea set - E41, E42, E43, atyou Spica Gold
sky - B41



As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: White On White

The Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge want to see your White On White projects.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a sweet line of Floral Delight Too digital images featuring a whimsical variety of floral images.  I've used Jug and Vase Delight to create a side open card to send warm wishes to someone special.

As I wanted to keep my White On White card elements as the main focus, I used some of my lightest Copic colors to fill my image in a very simple way.  This view shows my Copic-filled image . . .



I had a lot of fun making my border as I wanted my White On White elements to be special even though they were lacking color or pattern.  I first used my Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Quick Borders Craft Punch with a Scallop Flower punch cassette.  Close To My Heart Bitty Sparkles are centered in each punched flower.  A McGill 1/4" ribbon stitch hand punch provided slots for me to weave my Offray 1/4" grosgrain white ribbon and double bow.  Finally a ProvoCraft butterfly hand punch added a third layer to my border.



Layers of Bazzill Avalanche white textured cardstock form my card.  One matted layer is dry embossed using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Lifestyle Crafts' Large Circles and Large Scalloped Circles shape my image.  A popped-up EK Success Whale of a Punch Photo Corner Scallop punch is lined with Heidi Swapp clear bling to decorate my upper corner.  Whimsy Stamps' The Good Life Tickets sentiment is die cut using their Ticket Die for sharing a warm sentiment.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Floral Delight Too Jug and Vase Delight . . .



Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
PaperCrafting Journey "For That Special Lady" (here)
All Sorts "Spring Blossoms" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Flowers" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Use Lots of White" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Spring" (here)
Through the Purple Haze "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Flower Power" (here)


Copics used:
BV00, R00, Y00, G00, B00, C00


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As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: Birthday

The Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge want to see your Birthday projects.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a sweet line of Cupcake Cuties digital images featuring a lovely young lady and her variety of cupcakes.  I've used Wagon Full of Cupcakes to create a side open card to send birthday wishes to a little someone special.

This view shows my Copic-filled image . . .



Layers of Bazzill Kraft and pink cardstock with Wild Rose Studio's Spring Fling patterned paper form my card.  A machine-stitched border surrounds my patterned paper and image.

I've threaded a string of My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing" yellow twine through the banner stamped and die cut using Whimsy Stamps Celebration Circle Pennants Sentiments and Circle Pennants die set.  A Whimsy Stamps Swirly Balloon Border is die cut using different patterns that are lightly coated with Diamond Stickles for sparkling fun then popped up for a bit of dimension.  My image is shaped using an EK Success Scallop Corner punch layered over a QuicKutz Scalloped Square.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Cupcake Cuties Wagon Full of Cupcakes . . .



The inside coordinates with the front and includes space to add a handwritten note . . .



Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss "Food and/or Drink" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
Stampin' For the Weekend "Spring Colors" (here)
All Sorts "Use Those Dies" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Transport" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Dies" (here)


Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - Zig 0.5 Pure Brown marker
dress, shoes - YR20, YR23, YR27
stockings - BG53, BG57
wagon - RV23, RV14, RV19
cupcakes - above + Y13, Y15, Y19, W00, W0, W1
rope, wheels - E50, E53, E55
ground shadow - W3, W1, W0, 0
background - BG01, BG000, BG0000


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As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Friday, March 21, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Giddy Up Pony Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to the Elisabeth Bell Design's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Giddy Up Pony digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).] Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Reminder: Buying then sharing digital images is theft. Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I've used this playful little lady dressed in her cowgirl outfit, complete with pony, on a side-open card.  Here's a closer view of my partly Copic-filled image .



A bit of Bazzill Night Mist dark blue and brown cardstock are layered with TLC's vacation plaid background and sparkle patterns designer papers.  A Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die cut lies behind my image.  Tan seam binding provides a border and bow.  Two Whimsy Stamps' The Fun Life Tickets 2 sentiments are die cut with their Ticket Die then attached using Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher staples.


Remember to leave your comment below then move along to follow the blog hop route at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).


Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, pony face and stick - E31, E35, E47
hat, belt, boots, pony hair - E13, E17, E19
pants , hat, patches - B91, B97 (fade with lightest color technique)
shirt, belt, bandanas - E50, E53, E55
flowers - YR20, YR23, YR27
ground, bandanas - YG11, YG13, YG17



As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: For a Special Lady

The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is to create a project for a special lady.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO cling stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of Nikki and Friends digital images featuring a lovely young lady that sometimes includes pets and/or her boyfriend.  I've found Nikki and Friends to be perfect for using on current day projects to share loving thoughts and wishes with some of my favorite young ladies.  I've used Chatty Nikki to create a tent card to send to someone who is very special to me.

This view shows my Copic-filled image . . .



Layers of Bazzill Piglet pink and Forest green cardstock with Authentique's "Lovely" 6x6 bundle Collection double-sided patterned paper form my card.  A bit of faux stitching creates a border around the very pretty rose bouquet pattern.  I considered adding store bought roses and bling but I didn't want to cover the pretty bouquets.

I've threaded a strip of Offray's 3/8" spring moss ribbon through the Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Quick Border Craft Punch "Ribbon Stitch" cassette base.  A bow is made of the same ribbon.  A Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles die set adds shape to my image.  A couple of my favorite older Motivet rubberstamps called I Just Wanted To Tell You and You Mean the World To Me seemed perfect to use with this image.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Nikki and Friends Chatty Nikki . . .



The inside coordinates with the front and includes space to add a handwritten note . . .



Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Mothers Day or Special Girl" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Girls, Girls, Girls" (here)
Allsorts "Pretty in Pink" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Mothers Day or Special Girl" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "To A Special Lady" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Ribbons and Bows" (here)
ABC "H is for Hair" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "TicTacToe" (here) - CAS, Digi, DieCuts


Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
ottoman, phone - Y13, Y15, Y19
shirt - R81, R83, R85, R89
leggings - BG93, BG96, BG99
dog - E31, E35, E37
book - E41, E42, 0
ground shadow - W5, W3, W1, W0
airbrushed background - BG90


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As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Going on a Walk Digi Bells' Blog Hop

It seems to me that an update was rolled out to my pc/laptop that included a tormenting code to keep me from adding any photos without unbelievable frustration and near-to-tears desperation.  I've read about other bloggers having trouble with loading their pics but have not experienced this trouble until now.  I nearly gave up . . . Why does this happen?  What's the solution to keep it from happening again?  That's enough crying from me about that for now . . .guess it was my turn.

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To celebrate the newest addition to the Elisabeth Bell Design's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Going on a Walk digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).] Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Reminder: Buying then sharing digital images is theft. Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I've used this sweet little lady with her playful friend on a side-open card.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image .



I've machine-sewed a layer of rose patterned Authentique's 6x6 Bundle "Lovely" collection with Bazzill's Forest, Kisses red and Piglet pink cardstock.  A beautiful Whimsy Stamps Mini Lace Corner Doily 1 Die adds a delicate touch to the upper left corner of my image.  A row of Heidi Swapp clear bling borders adds some bling below my image.  An Offray green gingham 1/4" ribbon slides through a Whimsy pearl heart slider to show some love.  A My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody "Like" salmon colored twine lines the right side of my image and is tied through a My Minds Eye Lost and Found Madison Ave "Sisters" button lying over my bow.  A Whimsy Magical Mini Letter Seals round sentiment, cut with a Lifestyle Crafts 1 1/4" circle die, is popped up over a Whimsy Fancy Circle Die.



A strip of coordinating rose patterned paper lies below a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares-shaped writing area that includes white paper with softened rounded corners for a personalized handwritten message on the inside . . .



Remember to leave your comment below then move along to follow the blog hop route at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "Lovely Layers" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Anything Goes" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Buttons" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Buttons and Bows" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Spring" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "String's the Thing" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Girly" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Buttons" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Anything Goes" (here)


Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, dog fur, shoes - E31, E35, E47
pants, accessories - RV23, RV14, RV19
shirt, spots - YG11, YG13, YG17
groung shadow - W5, W3, W1, W00
airbrushed sky - B12


As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose