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 . . .

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sizzix Big Shot Pro Candy-Shaped Box and Sweet Pea Stamps Time Flies

The line of dies that Sizzix makes available for use with the Big Shot Pro allows me to easily create a variety of fun projects.

I used the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Candy-Shaped Box to form a great base to adhere my Sweet Pea Stamps Time Flies image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Here's a view of my very brightly (and red-haired!) Copic-filled image:

I've added a few Spellbinders Floral Flourishes die cuts, some QuicKutz leaves and made some flowers using Carl Crafts Cosmos medium and small with a Punch Bunch mini sun.  This fun birthday sentiment is from the JustRite Elizabeth Dulemba's Adorable Dragon set.

Here's how the completed Candy-Shaped Box looks with the Time Flies image and embellishments attached:

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers "Fly Me Away" challenge (here)
Dream Valley "Lemon, Lime and Orange" challenge (here)
Craft Your Passion "Anything But a Card" challenge (here)
Anything Goes "Happy Birthday/Celebration" challenge (here)
Creative Craft "Anything But a Card" challenge (here)
A Spoon Full of Sugar "Happy Birthday" challenge (here)
Flutter By Wednesdays "Punches or Die Cuts" challenge (here)
Divas by Design "Birthdays" challenge (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Birthday" challenge (here)
One Stop Craft "Bold and Bright" challenge (here)

"Top 3" Sept. 4, 2011 Dream Valley

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
red hair - E07, R14, YR23
sleeve/btrfly - Y02, Y06, Y08
dress/btrfly/head ornament - YR21, YR04, YR07
waist/dress appliques/btrfly - YG01, YG05, YG09
moon/napsack/btrfly - C1, C3, C5
airbrushed background - YR02, YG01, Y02
Copic Opaque White highlights


craftybunny said...

Such a beautiful creation.Your colouring is superb and just love all the flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Maodren said...

It's fantastic
I love colors

Renate said...

This is utterly fantastic!
Love the great colouring and i love the bright and clear vcolours you have used here.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Renate

sandra's crafty corner said...

OMG this is stunning the colours are soo vibrant,thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck,
hugs sandra xxx

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a fab cracker ! LOve theose zesty colours and gorgeous image
Thanks for joining us at DIvas by design this fortnight
Lisa x

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! Wow!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Kendra said...

Love this candy box! Great coloring on the Sweet Pea stamp! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Tracey Manderson said...

wow, this is great, what awesome colours! Good luck with the Challenge and thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden

laney said...

WOW!! Love your project hun!! Fabulous
thanks for joining us at Diva's this time would love to see you next time too

Mona E said...

Hi Sweetie! This is absolutely amazing!!! Your colouring skills is really something else. Just loooove it. Good luck in our challenge over at the Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona

Livert said...

Amazing.. Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Elke said...

Wow what a stunning project. I just love the bright colours you have used. Thanks for joining us over at CCC. Best of luck.

Elke XX

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

thanks for joinin us at SPS!!!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this its brilliant just love the colors on this super detail on this too,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW this is FABULOUS!!! Love your funky colours too!
Thanx for joining us in The Emerald Faerie Garden this week

tiggertastic said...

i adore the use of the image and the backing is shaded to perfection

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous project. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Nataliya

Shelley said...

Thank you for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge, hope to see you again next week xx

Lin said...

Oh wow, absolute perfection with your colouring and I love your cracker/candy shaped gift box.


Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time.

Lin xx