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 . . .

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Magnolia Birthday Tilda and Sizzix Big Shot Pro Tri-Shutter Card

Easy is good.  I like easy.

Sizzix has a die for the Big Shot Pro that will cut and score a Tri-Shutter Card in a jiffy.  Easy peasy!  Easy is good.

I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street "Happy Birthday" Dictionary Paper and within a few seconds I had a fabulous double-sided Tri-Shutter card ready for decorating.  This paper is already vintage-looking so I just added some dark brown cats eye ink to the edges.

I stamped my Magnolia Birthday Tilda from the 2011 You Are So Special collection and filled her using coordinating Copic colors.  I'm not a big pastel kind of person but I had to coordinate with the lighter paper colors.  Here's my somewhat pastel-colored Tilda . . .

I stamped an Art Gone Wild! sentiment from a Birthday View Maker set and cut it out using Fiskars postage stamp scissors. I added a gift stamp from Impression Obsession's Festive Birthday set and a couple layered scalloped circles and blocks of paper. Some Bitty Sparkles add glimmer.

This photo shows the open Tri-Shutter card from slightly above . . .

Here's a more natural view of the open card . . .

When open, this card is 5 1/2" tall and 11 1/4" long.  When closed, it's just 3 3/4" wide so it'll fit nicely into an A2 size envelope.

The current Crafts and Me challenge is to create something vintage-looking and/or distressed.  They're offering a Sweet Pea Stamps Caribbean Treasure stamp to a randomly selected entry.  Find more about this challenge here.

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - R000, R01, RV42
socks, bow - YG61, YG63, YG67
shoes - T0, T6, T8
chocolate cake - E71, E77, E79, atyou Spica garnet
candles - BG23, BG0000, E53, Y13
doily - B0000, 0

1 comment:

gina g said...

Gorgeous card great image and shape.
Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx