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, March 24, 2011

Sizzix Big Shot Pro Pillow Purse and Magnolia Stamps

Sometimes improvising is the key to unlock doors that seem to block creativity.  I wanted to use Magnolia stamps for an Easter scene but I didn't have any Magnolia Easter stamps.  Hmmm.  Improvise.

I filled my Magnolia Tilda Hanging Ornaments image from the 2010 Merry Little Christmas collection with the intention of cutting off the ornaments.

I wanted a fence to hide some eggs but didn't want a full background so I filled the fence from the Magnolia Fence and Summer Background image from the 2008 Summer and Sea Collection and cut it out too.

I die cut a couple of baskets and several eggs using the QuicKutz Easter Basket die . . .

. . . added some shading using Copic markers and adhered them to my stamped Magnolia images.

I used some older Top Line Creations Easter/Spring Varsity Plaid single-sided patterned paper to die cut my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Pillow Purse.  A little lace pleated under the front flap, a Bazzill Basics Button Vintage Elizabeth for a flap closure, some Diamond Stickles for added sparkle, Martha Stewart fringe scissors for long Spring grass and an Easter Joy sentiment from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. supplements my Easter scene.

Here's my completed Easter scene decorated Sizzix pillow purse . . .

Since only the bottom half of Tilda is adhered to the base of the pillow purse, the purse flap can still open and close behind her.

My Magnolia stamps Easter Scene is complete without using any Magnolia Easter images.  How's that for improvising?

I've entered this Sizzix Big Shot Pro Pillow Purse using Magnolia Stamps in the current Magnolia-Licious Inspiration Challenge (find more about the challenge here).

I've also entered this project for a #3 Anything but a Card at the Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest (here).  Click here to enter the Magnolia-licious store.

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Edited 5/14/11 to add:

I've just reviewed the March 2011 issue of Magnolia Ink Magazine and found my Magnolia Easter Purse published on page 59 of the Spring issue.  Woo-Hoo!!! ~ Rose

Published in March 2011 Magnolia INK Magazine

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E00, E02, R20
Hair/Fence - E47, E35, E31
Shirt/Socks - V12, V15, V17
Pants - YG11, YG13, YG17
Eyelet Lace - YG21, 0
Basket - E31, E0000, E47
Bow - BV11, BV0000, BV17
Eggs - YG11, BV11, YR20


Barb Hardeman said...

Rose!!!! My dear!!! This is absolutely fantastic! What a delightful little purse you've created and thanks for showing all the steps you took to create this little masterpiece. I've enjoyed reading your post and seeing your fabulous project!

Candy said...

Hi Rose,
Now THAT is creative and inspiring!!
BEAUTIFULLY coloured Tilda and fence.
Wonderful purse with your papers and lace.
Love that you showed each step of your process.
Excellent :o)
Thanks so much for joining us at our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello ROse, THIS IS SO STINKIN CUTE!!!! Love the colors and your coloring!
Beautiful detail!!!
Thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest. Good Luck!!
hugs, Janiel

paola said...

I love altering the little Maggies for whatever purpose or occassion we need them for, look out for my carousel for one of the upcoming Magnolia challenges that i made for my dt submission. You have a stunning job on this ensemble, i love the baskets and eggs idea, and this whole little purse idea, stunning!

Cards By MI said...

Such clever idear. It looks fantastic!
Love n hugs

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Golly, what a clever idea to replace the ornaments with eggs. This is just adorable!! I have two granddaughters that would love that little purse. Guess I'll have to check out the die and get to work fast. TFS!

Teresa said...

Wow! Rose how georgous is your creation I love it,
Teresa x

cabio's craft corner said...

Rose, this is not only a lovely project post, but also a informative tutorial. Sweet creation. Thanks so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to continue having your support :o)

Maria said...

THis is absolutely gorgeous Rose! What a great idea altering Tilda and how you've added that beautiful bling button and frilly lace. I really like how you created the grass. Thanks for joining in at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, Maria

LindaC said...

Well now, you are just too clever! I love your 'Christmas' Tilda altered for Easter. Your purse is just perfect. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious challenge blog. Linda