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 . . .

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Layout Challenge: Basic Grey Pyrus

I enjoyed using Basic Grey Pyrus patterned papers to create many layers of a layout to share part of my Autumn 2010 trip to Vermont .  Here's a photo of the products from the latest Scrappers Cove layout kit.  It contains:  Bazzill cardstock in green and rust, Basic Grey Pyrus Bradford stripe, Regul geometric, Pear Pie, Small Details pop-up tiny tags, Olivia micro mono alphabet stickers, and a 2" wide netted ribbon.

I used the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Ribbon Circle to die cut the Bradford stripe and adhered it to a piece of chipboard for a little extra dimension on my layout.  The Martha Stewart Rings Combo punch makes a pretty border with a strip of the Regul geometric inside.

A few cut outs from the Pear Pie paper, outlined with Cinnamon Stickles, provide some glittery, popped-up coordinated embellishments.

Basic Grey's 1/2" alphabet stickers are just right for layering on cardstock or using directly on the background.  There are plenty of duplicate letters in upper and lower case.

I used the Sizzix Scallop Combo Tags #2 to die cut a tag for a touch of journaling about the Elk delicacies served at this cool steakhouse and lounge in Newport, Vermont.  Here's the complete layout that I'll submit to the Scrappers Cove for their February layout contest.

1 comment:

zandra said...

Great Layout!
Hugz, Z