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, November 2, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge: Let the Music Move You!

The Dynamite Digi team at the Crafts and Me Challenge blog wants to see your papercrafting projects showing how you Let the Music Move You!  Crafts and Me Stamps is offering 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to a randomly selected entry.  You can find out more about this challenge here.

You can find the right words for nearly any image if you let yourself be inspired by lyrics from music that you enjoy.  Even the image of a cupcake can be musically inspiring when paired with a Happy Birthday to You sentiment surrounded by musical notes in your background paper, die cuts or other embellishments.

I've used a recently released Christmas Fireplace image.  This photo shows how I've used my Copic colors to fill this warm image.  I've painted Diamond Stickles over the tree and holly for sparkle.  A touch of Liquid Applique' in white adds some fluff to the top of my stockings.

I used Bazzill Bling green and cranberry cardstock to form my easel card.  My Minds Eye 2010 Holly Jolly "Old St. Nick" paper provides my background musical note pattern.  Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape "Symphony" adds a pleated bottom border.  My image is cut and matted using Spellbinders Labels 15.  A Memory Box Holly Vine borders one side of my card.  A few McGill pine branch punches and Recollections mulberry paper mini roses provide light embellishing.

This photo shows the front of my easel card that includes an appropriate computer-generated quote from the song "Let It Snow."

This view shows the inside base of my easel card with this wonderful sentiment by Artful Legacy.

Here's a side view of my opened easel card . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

PaperCrafting Journey "Use a Digi" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Glitter It" (here)
All Sorts "Christmas Easel" (here)
Crazy 4 Challenges "Candy" (here) (candy canes in stocking)
One Stitch At A Time "Christmas" (here)
Sparkle Creations "Liquid Applique'" (here) (on stockings)
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Ooh La La "Stitching" (here)
Anything Goes "Stitches, Real or Faux" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Sparkle!" (here)

Copics used:
bricks, gift - R43, R46, R59
bear, logs - E31, E35, E47
tree, holly leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
fire - YR04, R05, Y13
stars, candle holders - Y13, Y26, Y28
candle globes - Y000, 0
stockings, berries - R22, R29, R59
wood basket - E50, E53, E57
grate - T0, T6, T9
hearth - C1, C3, C5
candles, ball - B91, B95, B97
airbrushed background - Y000, BG93, E53

"Top 5" Nov. 5, 2011 Allsorts of Challenges


Gaynor Greaves said...

What a wonderful creation, I like this a lot, just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, good luck and hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Rose! I love how traditional it is! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Joanie said...

Gorgeous card, love it. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.

NGCARDS said...

This is a fabulous creation hun! Thanks for playing along with our Lashing of Sparkle Challenge over at Wednesday's C.I this week! xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab card I especially like the musical strips across the base...

Thanks for joining in our Christmas Easel Card challenge at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Alanna said...

What a darling Christmas card. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCC.

Fleur said...

A gorgeous traditional card, the scene is so welcoming.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.xxx

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful Christmas Easel Card. The roses are a lovely way to finish it off. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love all the details and the image is fab. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat xx

Carole of Brum said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Maire Gamber said...

Gorgeous card Rose! I love the way you did the brick! I must work on my textures, you are such an inspiration, wish I lived close enough for your classes, I would be right there!

Choccy said...

What an adorable card !
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our, ' Christmas' challenge.
Good Luck !!
Hope to see you back next week :O)

Choccy x

Unknown said...

stunning creation hun!
Love the Layout and colours you've used.
Thank you for joining us for our Digi challenge at Papercrafting Journey.

DesigNeAl said...

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with your beautiful stitching project; we hope to see you again sooon x