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, January 4, 2012

Crafts and Me Bumper Challenge: New Year Celebration

The design teams over at the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog are continuing their "Anything Goes" bumper challenge and today the Dynamite Digi team adds some new inspiration.  There are so many prizes that you just don't want to miss.  Get over there and add your entry for a chance to win!  You can find out more about this challenge here.

I've used a fun New Year Celebration image by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Teresa at Crafts and Me Stamps in the UK carries a wonderful selection of Sweet Pea Stamps and you can find this lovely New Year Celebration set here.  Lynette of Sweet Pea Stamps in the U.S. also has it in stock here.  The set includes this beautiful celebrating fairy image AND four sentiments:  Celebrate, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Best Wishes.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I've painted Diamond Stickles over the fireworks and her wings.

I used a Stampin' Up! ticket corner punch for this Celebrate sentiment that I've included from the same set:

I've had this dynamic "Fireworks" glitter paper from The Robin's Nest for nearly two years and I was thrilled to have the chance to use it with this image.  A simple ribbon bow and a few brads are my only embellishments.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ching-Chou Kuik's New Year Celebration image:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge JFF "Anything Goes" (here)
Sketch Saturday "Sketch by Jo" (here)
All Sorts "New Beginnings" (here)
Secret Crafter "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Happy New Year" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Time to Party!" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Do You Stack Up "Photo Inspiration Rainbow" (here)
Magical Monday "Anything Goes" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes + New" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
top, flowers - YR21, YR04, YR07
top, wings, flowers - R20, R22, R27
top, tail, wings - B21, B24, B28
water - BG000
airbrushed background, ticket - B28, BV13, YR04, R22

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


Deb said...

Fabulous New Year's card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week, hope to see you lots more in 2012!
Happy New Year, Debxx

brenda said...

Your card is just beautful Rose, I love these fairy images and the colours you ahe used here are perfect.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

B x

Denise said...

Beautiful card - Adore that image and the backing paper is awesome.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Danni said...

Beautiful card and so perfect for the celebrate theme!!

WencheP said...

WOW - this is awesome. Your coloring is truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mary J said...

Wow, this is so stunning Rosie! I just adore the colour combo and that layout!

sweetpeastamps said...

Beautiful Rosie, you coloring is amazing. Thank you for partaking in One sweet Challenge

Wendy said...

Stunning card Rosie, beautiful image and great colours...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Wendy xx

Tracy Heaton said...

Great card. Thanks for taking part at SCSC
Tracy x

Jo said...

Beautiful work :)
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
Jo xx

Andrea said...

Such a lovely project, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Andrea x

Anita Bownds said...

wonderful,awesome colors too..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX