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, February 22, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Shades of Spring

The digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog wants to see your Shades of Spring.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digi images as a prize to the randomly selected winner.  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

Teresa has recently released two new lines of digital papers.  I printed sheets 10 and 20 from the new Floral Fantasy 12x12 range.  At first glance through the digi papers, they appear to be super bold and bright.  When printed, these gorgeous papers have a more subtle, realistic tone.

I used my bluish-toned sheet #10 and die cut it using my Sizzix Big Shot Pro 3D House die.  I've added a sweet home sentiment from the Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home set die cut with the smallest of the Spellbinders Labels Five dies.  A bit of Creative Imaginations felt ribbon lines the roof.

The more pinkish-toned sheet #20 is die cut using my Sizzix Bigz Extra Long House Box.  A touch of cotton lace hangs from the inside of the door's window.

Here's a view of the front of my fairy houses . . .

I fussy cut around two of the recently released silhouette images: Nature Fairy and Fairy Friends to accent my fairy houses.

My only embellishments are a few flowers positioned behind the fence, between the houses. Flower Soft in mixed greens adorn each window.

I've got to share the side view too so you can see more of these marvelous digital papers . . .

and the back . . .

Now let's take a look inside at the fairy furniture . . . no, no, no - LOL!!! - I'm just kidding.

Fairies, butterflies, a little mouse, beautiful flowers, sweet colors . . . looks like Spring to me!

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time "Digi or Don't" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "2 Different Patterned Papers" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Spring is in the Air" (here)
Truly Scrumptious "All Creatures Great and Small" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Flower Power" (here)
Paper Play "Critters" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Flower Power" (here)
All Sorts "Anything Goes" (here)
There's Magic in the Air "All Critters Great and Small" (here)

Copics used:
On fairy wings:  BG000, B000, G000, R000, RV000

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

~ Rose


"Top 3" Feb. 27, 2012 Ladybug Crafts Ink

"Top 3" Feb. 28, 2012 Crafty Sentiments Designs


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a fabulous project ..made with such pretty papers
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight for my spring challenge
Lisa x

zandra said...

Love the houses, but especially those fairies...lol
Hugz, Z

Nancy said...

What great little Fairy houses! I love them and I was totally taken with the idea of some Fairy furniture , lol
The digi papers are just gorgeous!

Marjo said...

Awesome Rose! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Kruemel said...

This is so beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining our flower power challenge at Cute Card Thursday!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Jayne A said...

Wow gorgeous papers and such cut houses.


Deb said...

wow, that is amazing!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Wow! I`m totally in awe here. Your creation is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! I just love how you are showcasing the new gorgeous papers. I`m drewling here, lol. I`m so happy you decided to shar this with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Have a great day! Hugs...Mona

Sunshine said...

This is really beautiful!! Lovely papers:)

Céline said...

amazing project !
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline dt member

Unknown said...

I'm speechless this is GORGEOUS project, my son needs s Spring garden project for school and you just gave me an idea lol
Thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes this week

Teresa said...

Rose absolutely stunning project and you have made my day seeing what you have done with those papers,
Thank you,
Teresa x

Kelly said...

Gorgeous, i love the colour! Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is fantastic Rose, a superb project, the papers and colours look truly wonderful thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Lorraine x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow absolutely stunning projects. You have put so much beautiful detail into this. Thanks for joining us at LCI challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi Rose!
Looove the project you made for the digichallenge! So creative. Love how you are showing off the beautiful papers and the silhouettes fits perfectly to everything. Also such funn looking details as he flowers benieth the windows. Fantastic job! Hugs...Mona