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, March 21, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Airy Spring Colors

The digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog wants to see your Light Airy Spring Colours.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digi images of the winner's choice to a randomly selected entry.  You can find out more about this challenge and the sponsor here.

I've used a recently released digi image named July, designed by Sara Burrier, exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

It makes me happy when I'm able to create handmade flowers that coordinate perfectly with my project.  I've used punched cosmos, suns and leaves to create my Asters.  Punched daisies and leaves with a pearl center form my layered daisies.  A few blossom punches with an ash leaf are shining with their rhinestone centers.  All are painted with a layer of Diamond Stickles glitter glue for extra sparkle.  Here's a closer view of one of my flower clusters . . .

Bits of Making Memories Flower Patch papers are layered with Bazzill cardstock to form my easel card.  A Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle frames my image.  Use of a corner rounder on my image and sentiment soften the corners nicely.  A strip of Wright's Creative Classics 1/2" nylon lace adds an airy touch.  Hot Off the Press pastel butterfly brads adorn two corners.  My stamped Happy Birthday message is from a Close To My Heart From Me to You set.  Here's a closer view of my card front . . .

A sentiment from a Hero Arts Just Find Me set seems appropriate for the inside of my card.  I've also used a QuicKutz scalloped photo corner and shooting star.  A few Creative Impressions Bits of Bling White Pearls adds to the softness of my card.  Here's a closer view of the inside of my card . . .

This view shows my completed easel card where I showcase my use of the Crafts and Me Stamps digital image named July by Sara Burrier . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday "Happy Birthday" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Pretty Pastels" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Easel Cards" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Spring!" (here)
One Stop Craft "Handmade Flowers" (here)
All Sorts "Three in a Row" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Girly" (here)
Paper Sundaes "Photo Inspiration" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "More than One Fold" (here)
Papertake Weekly "BINGO" (here) - flowers, punched shapes, lace, die cuts, gems, ribbon, glitter - whew!  If only I added a button then I'd have a full card - LOL!!!

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
leaves - YG13, YG17
gown, wings - R81, R83, R85
stars, wings - Y11, Y13, Y15
boots, wings - BG70, BG72, BG75
airbrushed background - R81, YG11, Y11, BG72, E31, E11; speckled with BG75

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

~ Rose


ang said...

really lovely card, love the image and the flowers are gorgeous angxx

Marjo said...

Beautiful easel card Rose, love the design.

thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

hugs, Marjo

downrightcrafty said...

oh my such a lovely creation and great styling on the easel too, thank you for joining us for our Easel Card Challenge at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

Jenny said...

This card is so so pretty and perfect for our photo challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Jessica Buffa said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT Challenge #105 with this great card!

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Rose. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! love the background you have done around the image too! Glad you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week for our Spring! Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Maire Gamber said...

This is just gorgeous Rose! I love the background. Love your coloring.... as always.
Marie XX

rosie said...

gorgeous. fab image and colours x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Rose; such a gorgeous image and perfectly coloured.
Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

Christy Beans said...

Lovely colors and great handmade flowers! =) THanks for joining us for the Pastels challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining it at Hooked on Craft!