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 . . .

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Zentangle-Diecut Fusion

I've had a sudden need for small gift packages to hold smallish items that are easy for gift giving.  I wanted these packages to be attractive too.  I think that a handmade item is always wonderful to share, especially when I know that the recipient will appreciate the love and care put into creating it.

I have spent a great deal of time creating tangles that resulted in a piece of Zentangle-inspired wall art.  This framed artwork has become invaluable to me in so many ways.  I immediately felt the wonder of relaxation while tangling.  Seeing the progression of my artwork, by my own hands, was amazing to me.  Having completed a framable piece of artwork was incredibly satisfying.  This particular work continues to make me feel such accomplishment.

Again my wall art has come to the rescue.  I've scanned my Zentangle-inspired art work then printed it to both sides of a sheet of Bazzill Smooth cardstock.  Yes, this is my own pen and pencil to paper handwork and with the help of technology, as well as the Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting system, I've been able to create these small gift packages to meet my needs.

This photo shows my Zentangle-inspired matchbox.  I've added a strip of Bazzill Black bling to the match striking area.  A Tim Holtz alterations sizzlits rosette and Spellbinders flourish adorn the top.

Here's a view of my Zentangle-inspired carry all box.  The only embellishment needed was a bit of fun fur for the handle.

This photo shows my Zentangle-inspired candy-shaped box looking lovely with simple bows tied to each side . . .

Now I'm ready to add my little gifties!  Sweet and simple is good.

I encourage you to find a Certified Zentangle Teacher in your area and experience the wonder of Zentangle for yourself.

I'm entering one of these projects into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft's "DIY Background Paper" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "No Cards" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Anything Goes" (here)
Moving Along With The Times "Last Minute Christmas" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Tis the Season" (here)


Gram's Treasures said...

Wow, these are fabulous! Can't believe you created the design. Lovely projects! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma. Good luck!
Joyce xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Rose,

What a creativity! And which fabulous white and black box. It is very successful ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Hugs from France

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creations, just love the papers you have use!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Deb said...

Beautiful creations!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Sooooo AWESOME!!!! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Bubbles said...

wow, wow, wow, how creative, your artwork is just fabulous. FAB! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Scrappy Scatty said...

fabby cracker thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Brodders said...

Wowee what a great take on our challenge over at Cupcake Crafts :) Good luck - Jane

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a great take on the challenge - gorgeous project! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week x

Vee said...

This is a fabulous group of projects.Thank you for joining our challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

having a {me} day said...

WOW! This is amazing! I love your Zentangle inspired artwork. You should market this, I would buy. It is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes. keeleyxx

Julie said...

Very striking! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Have a great week.


NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Nina said...

A really great creation, love the fab paper.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

xxxtglxxx said...

This is stunning Rosie! :) Gorgeous creation, and fab papers. Lots of drama and impact.

Oh, I loved reading your little tale at the top of your blog about your book! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,