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 30, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge: Pearls and Swirls

The Digi Design Team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog wants to see your Pearls and Swirls.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digi images as a prize to a randomly selected entry.  You can find out more about this challenge here.

I've used the soon-to-be-released digital image by Hannah Lynn called Christmas Miracle.  This lovely little angel floats among the clouds with a gentle little lamb while dreaming of a peaceful, white Christmas.  A touch of Flower Soft Vintage Christmas softens her headpiece and the bed that the lamb is lying over.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

I've included an older Stampin' Up! Ski Slope designer paper when diecutting using my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Carry All Box Pro die.  This lovely gift container stands a little taller than 4 1/2", is about 3 1/4" wide and about 2 3/8" deep.  It'll make a sweet candy container too!

Before sealing the side and base of my Carry All Box, I used a QuicKutz Cookie Cutter set of circles to add a window to my box front.  A Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork, altered to fit, and a Prima Say It In Studs pearl-petalled flower adorn a corner of my box and image.  A few strands of EK Success Adornments Winter fibers decorate my box handle.

This photo shows my completed Sizzix Big Shot Pro Carry All Box showing Hannah Lynn's Christmas Miracle . . .

I'm entering this snowy white Christmas project into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz "Snowflakes" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Snow Angels" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Hairy Legs" (here)
One Stop Craft "Christmas Fairies" (here)
Crazy 4 Challenges "Snow" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Christmas" (here)
Creative Craft "Free For All" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Tis the Season" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Winter Wonderland" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
gown, bows - BG70, BG72, BG75
head band - YG13, R37
wings, sun - Y13, Y26, Y28
lamb - W3, W1, W00, E02, 0
clouds, halo - BG000, Y00, 0

"Top 3" Dec. 9, 2011 One Stop Craft


Wendy said...

Stunning project Hun love it fab image thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Hugs Wendy

Doreen said...

What a stunning project,love the image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this week.xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Rose,

What a fabulous work of colors on your caracter ! Beautiful project !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week.

Hugs from France.

Ira said...

Such a pretty creation, really love how you coloured your image, truly awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, I so appreciate this! Take care, Ira

Vee said...

A stunning creation. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Cathy Lee said...

What a cute box. Love the image and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion ‘Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Mona Eidhammer said...

Hi hunni! Your carry box is absolutely gorgeous! love the shape of it and you have embellished it perfectly. I also love the colour and pattern of the dp. And as usual you have done a magnificent colouring job. Hugs...Mona

Shirl said...

Rose this carry box is stunning your work is so creative. Love the image and the way you have added all the colour tones in her hair, the flower soft just adds the finishing touch.

Hugs Shirley x x

ike said...

That is soooo pretty. Lovely idea. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles.
Ike xx

Nina said...

Ohlala, this is gorgeus!! Love the motiv and it`s gorgeus coloured.

Thanks for joining our "SNOWFLAKE" challenge at Charisma Cardz :)
Hugs, Nina.

Kelly said...

I love your gift box Rose! That image is beautiful (I love those stamps) and your colouring is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly x

Jodi said...

This is adorable - love it! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges. Hope to see more from you soon!

Sandra said...

Hi Rose!

I love your gift container! And the image is lovely!! Hugs Sandra

Stephanie said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for sharing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Pami said...

Hi Rose, this is gorgeous, wonderful project and your colouring is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, good luck! Pami x

dragonllew said...

What a gorgeous way to recieve a gift thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
Jenny x