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 . . .

Friday, February 17, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's On Cupid's Cloud Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.  It's always been a joy to hop along and see how designers show the same image used in so many different ways.  Today, I'm overjoyed to participate in this hop as a guest designer for the Digi Bells.  Yay!!!

How can you win your own On Cupid's Cloud digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 13 blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).]  Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until March 2, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Another way to win will be to do the hop, leave comments and then to make a "Lots of Lace" card using ANY Elisabeth Bell image and post it on the Digi Bells' Blog (here).  This will also end on March 2, 2012 at 9 AM Arizona time and the winner will also be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

I've die cut my image using Spellbinders Heart Circles.  After I filled the image using Copic colors, I adhered it to a Want2Scrap Nestaboard of the same diecut design.  Here's a scanned pic of my colored, die cut image . . .

I printed a reduced version of my scanned image onto sticky back canvas to create custom canvas i-Top brads.  Here's a view of my medium-sized brad used as a flower center to decorate my flower cluster.  A locket is hidden among the paper roses . . .

This view shows my small custom canvas i-Top brad used as a 3-loop seam binding bow topper . . .

A few details from Elisabeth's image show up within another flower cluster.  This little Cupid gets some well-deserved rest as the Close To My Heart sentiment "still in love" QuicKutz mini tag is clearly displayed near a key charm.

I've used layers of heritage lace, musical notes and definitions patterned papers with Bazzill textured cardstock to create my card.  Here's a view of my card front showcasing my use of Elisabeth Bell's On Cupid's Cloud latest digital image . . .

Wouldn't this be a wonderful image for sharing happy wishes with a loving anniversary couple?  I think my dear husband will appreciate seeing Cupid getting a break for a day of fishing - LOL!!!

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Alethea's blog (here).  For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time "Anything Goes" (here)
All Sorts "Free and Easy" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Lots of Layers - 3 or more" (here)
One Stop Craft "Hearts and Flowers with Ribbon" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Lurve!" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Sundae Bar - cream, blue, distress" (here) Sponsor is Elisabeth Bell!
Elphine House "Hearts" (here)
Belles 'n Whistles "Love and Hearts" (here)
Dream Valley "Valentine" (here)
Creative Craft "Valentine's Day" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, rod - E31, E35, E47
roses - R22, R29, R59
leaves - G40, NEW G43, NEW G46, G99
hearts - RV23, RV14, RV19
wings, keys - Y13, Y26, Y28
toga - E70, E74, E77
clouds - B000, 0, C1, C3
airbrushed torn paper clouds - B21

"Top 3" Feb. 28, 2012 Creative Craft Challenges

"Top 3" Feb. 23, 2012 Paper Sundaes

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, Rose! I love the papers and the fabulous brads with the mini-Cupid! Exceptional coloring of the new image and beautiful details everywhere!

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous! What a delightful image and such a great card design!
Joyce xx

Dorothy E said...

Awesome card. Love the way you did the brad. That is really a good idea!

Sharon said...

What a pretty card. Love how you used the image in the middle of the flowers.


Renkata said...

Sensational card Rose.
The clouds are awesome.

Lau W said...

Oh stunning card rose ! Romantic ! Love this sweet image !

Jayne A said...

Wow absolutely stunning.Really clever idea to use the canvas.


catherine said...

This is such a stunning card and love how you have put it all together. I have just come across your blog and had a little peek around. I have become your newest follower and look forward to seeing more of your crafting

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and layout you've used. TFS.

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Stunning! The cutest image! Fabulous colouring! Brilliant ideas.
LOve it.

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, very frivolous with all those flowers! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Rose, that image is adorable and the attention to detail is amazing!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the beautiful flowers
Hugs Julie P

Kat said...

Gorgeous Rose. Love that sweet image and I really love that Spellbinders heart circle and all those pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Cindy Groh said...

Stunning card. Love everything about it. You are very talented. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Laetitia said...

Wow!!! Amazing card. There is so much thought going into your card, all the little details are stunning, love your idea for the brads, your embellishments are gorgeous. In a word, LOVE it.
Thank you for a great inspiration, love the vintage look.
Have a fabulous week-end,
Laetitia xx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Gosh what a fabulous card! I love everything you had done to make this it is just awesome. LOVE the embellishments too.

Linda xxx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Stunning way you have used the image. The colours are lovely and I love the embellishments you have used, NJ XX

Anonymous said...

WOOOOW!!! I am just in awe of your creation here!! Such a clever idea way to use the digital image!! I've not heard of canvas sticky back before!! Very curious!! STUNNING design!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS ;)

Gina K said...

Wow, I love the brads you made! This card has so much detail. It's just gorgeous!

L said...

Stunning! I love that fabric ribbon at the top. And your stitching looks so perfect!

Carly said...

well what can I say .. but AMAZING!

Thankyou so much for sharing this gorgeous project with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxoxo Carly

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Janneke said...

Oh My this is absolutly stunning Rose ;o)
I realy love how you colored the image ... so amazing!

Janneke XO

Shana said...

Wow - is there really anything more to say?! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Lynne in NI said...

WOWEEE! What a fabulous card! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges.
Lynne :)

Mary Lou said...

Oh my Rose~~I am speechless!! This is Superb!!! Lovely Lovely coloring and those clouds--truly amazing to me ;) Your i-top brad --so cute and clever!!! Gorgeous card!!

Buladi said...

What a stunning card.Your technique is very amazing. I wonder how you arrange everything. really amazing.

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Polkadoodles said...

This is just sensation-AL Rose!! stunning colouring, love all your creations, you're so super talented! xx

Nelly said...

Absolutely stunning! love how you created yours brads!! beautiful card Rose... Nelly x

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to pop back in and say thanks for playing along with us over at the Belles n’ Whistles Challenge Blog ! Hope you will join us again and good luck!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Danderella said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing. The image, the colouring, the whole darned thing! Thank you for playing "Sundae Bar" with us last week at Paper Sundaes.


whimsical whispers said...

Beautiful, I just love the brads, so clever. My favourite so far on this blog hop

dragonllew said...

Stunning card I love the colours you have used and the image is fab thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x

deesdesigns said...

One of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen, you should be so proud! The handmade brads are fantastic!!!

Kathlene said...

This is amazing! So many things to love about your beautiful card...the image is colored perfectly and the sky background gorgeous. Love the canvas brads and the little ticket and the seam binding bow. Lovely!