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, December 18, 2011

Gift Project with Sizzix Big Shot Pro Match Box

I've enjoyed using my Copic colors to fill one of the recently released Elisabeth Bell rubberstamp images for Sweet Pea Stamps named Music Box.  Here's a close up view of my image.

I used a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle to frame her then adhered her to the top of my die cut match box.  Sizzix makes several great project dies for use with their Big Shot Pro machine.  Their Match Box die cuts two parts:  the outside wrap and the inside slider.  I quickly ran a piece of Quick Quotes Oh Lovely double-sided paper through the die cut system and within minutes my match box base was ready for embellishing.  I've attached a Tim Holtz idea-ology Hitch Fastener to each side of the slider piece to act as drawer openers.  I included some jewelry box fluff inside to create a nice bed for my gift to lie in.  Here's a view of how my match box slides open:

This finished Sizzix Big Shot Pro Match Box is 3 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/8". The insert slides out easily making it a nice container for including small gift items.

A bit of Prima lace and rose ribbon with some die cut Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits Festive Greenery flourishes borders my image.  A touch of Want2Scrap's Finesse Swirls in BrownR adds a sparkly edge.  A few Bo Bunny jewels in Timepiece act as berries to the three holly leaves also cut from the Festive Greenery die.

Here's a view of my completed gift project using the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Match Box die to showcase my Elisabeth Bell Sweet Pea Stamps Music Box image:

I have a small card holding Swarovski-like multi-colored crystals on a bracelet with matching earrings that will fit beautifully inside of this gift box.

I'm entering this gift project into the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge "Christmas Ornament or Gift" (here)
Sweet Pea Stampers "Make a Gift" (here)
Stamp with Fun "Gift Wrapping" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Anything but a Card" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Christmas" (here)
Anything Goes "Anything but a Card" (here)
Divas by Design "Merry Christmas!" (here)
Paper Play "Christmas" (here)
One Stop Craft "Christmas Sparkle" (here)
Dream Valley "Christmas" (here)

The Elisabeth Bell Digi Bells design team is hosting a blog hop through Dec. 30th.  I'm also entering this Christmas project there for a chance to win Elisabeth's new Littlest Angel digi image.

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - R43, R46, R59
pillow - YG91, YG95, YG99
music box - Y13, Y26, Y28
airbrushed background - Y00, YG91, W1, W3, W5


jennifer said...

lovely work, it will make a great gift! thanks for joining in One Sweet Challenge!

sara said...

gorgeous love this fantastic colouring thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

alethea said...

This is so cute!! Love the image and your colourig is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at The Digi Bell's! Hugsxx

Gaynor Greaves said...

Just beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous project. Fab colouring. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Sarah-Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Very sweet little box, Beautifully coloured image. Thanks so much for joining in the Digi Bells Blog Hop
Hugs Julie P

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh this is so beautiful Rose. I love every gorgeous detail. Thank you for sharing and joining us at HOC. Merry Christmas.
Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

Beautiful box & perfect colouring too. Thanks for joining us at Divas

Renate said...

So beautiful this box is and your colouring is simply stunning.
Thank you for playing with us ac SPS.

Happy hollidays.
Love Renate

Steph said...

What a sweet little project. I love the colours and all the little trims are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Sue Jones said...

adorable! Love the colouring and pretty ribbon.Thanks for joining in at SPS :)

Mary Lou said...

Oh my Rose what a beautiful gift box!!! So darling with all the sparkle and lace!!! Thanks for joining us at The Digi Bell Hop--good luck

Lynne in NI said...

WOW, what a beautiful gift box ... your colouring is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley and I hope you had a great Christmas.

chilli pip said...

This is super love the image but think your embellishments make it stand out . Thank you for playing at ooh-la-la this week

Mandy said...

Oh wow Rose this is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx