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, March 16, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's Lil' Lil's AND Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the two newest additions to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.  I'm thrilled to participate in this hop as a guest designer for the Digi Bells.  Yay!!!

How can you win your own Lil' Lil's OR Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 12 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  30, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Another way to win your choice of one of the new images will be to do the hop, leave comments and then to make a "Flowers" card using ANY Elisabeth Bell image and post it on the Digi Bells' Blog (here).  This will also end on March 30, 2012 at 9 AM Arizona time and the winner will also be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

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I've used Lil' Lil's on a gatefold card.  Cardstock layered with a piece of Colorbok Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light patterned paper provides a watercolor-look background.  A QuicKutz photo corner and a flower cluster accent the left side of my card while a strip of pearls adorns the right side.  A Hero Arts sentiment lies near my image.

Here's a photo of my completed card front showcasing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Lil' Lil's digi image . . .

Here's a view of the inside . . .

I'm entering this Lil' Lil's card into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi!" (here)
Papertake Weekly "One for the Girls . . . or Mum" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Anything Goes" (here)

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I've placed Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy on an easel card.  A combination of Karen Foster Design's Scissors and Stripes and Tooth Fairy Collage are layered with cardstock.  Letterpress large circles and large scallop circles make shaping my image and matting a breeze.  A bit of Marvy White Liquid Applique over the toothbrush bristles appears as toothpaste.  Just Rite's "Just Keep Calm" set provides appropriate text.  A scissors charm dangles from my flower cluster on the front while buttons tied with twine keep my easel card open.  A bit of lace and Anna Griffin butterflies hide among my mixed flower clusters where pearls act as flower centers.  My Mind's Eye twine is tied to mini clips near my image and sentiment shapes.

This view shows my completed card where I've used Elisabeth Bell's Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy digital image . . .

I'm entering this Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss "Anything Goes with a Button" (here)
Crafty Emma's "Charmed!" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Easel Card" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Tie It Up" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Things with Wings" (here) - toothfairy has wings
Belles 'n Whistles "Butterflies" (here)
Elphine House "Pearls and Lace" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Clip it up - use a clip" (here)
Everybody Art "Easel Card" (here)
Emerald Faerie Garden "Easel Card" (here)

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

Copics used for Lil' Lil's:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - V12, V15, V17
blouse - R12, R14, R17
apron, palette, poster - E40, E42, E44
paint puddles - BV11, BV13, BV17, G40, NEW G43, NEW G46
airbrushed torn paper clouds - W3, V15, R14, BV13, G43

Copics used for Mary Lou Sweet Tooth Fairy:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, shoes - E31, E35, E47
pants, fairy dress - BG70, BG72, BG75
shirt - YR21, YR24, NEW YR27
bag, toothbrush - R30, R35, R39
poster - YG91, YG95, YG99
tooth, brush, book, tag - E40, E41, E42, E43
airbrushed background - BG70, YG91

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

~ Rose


Renkata said...

Two stunning card Rose.

Linda said...

Oh She is just darling..You have colored her perfectly!! Very beautiful card..Hugs, Linda

Hazel said...


What beautiful cards - both of them.

I love Elisabeth Bell stamps they are just fabulous.

Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

Hazel x

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

Guylou said...

Simply gorgeous and so pretty

Carla S. said...

Beautiful cards, Rose! I love the sweet images and all the pretty papers and details you added!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous and adorable, in either order! Fantastic cards, Rose. Love the story about Rosie's Book! So nice to see you playing along this week in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you again next week sand good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Jayne A said...

Wow fantastic cards.


Rhonda Miller said...

These are both so cute. TFs.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at EHA
Hugs Julie P

CraftinGranny said...

Both cards are gorgeous Rose. My first trip to your blog and since I love it so much I'll be back often. Have a fab weekend! "Hugs"

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wow wow wow Rose, both of these are absolutely GORGEOUS.... Simply stunning.
I just love your coloring style, and of course your creative layout and designs. You've done such a beautiful job showing off these two new sweeties.

Unknown said...

Lots and lots of layers Rose. Both stunning cards and wonderful color combos.

ang said...

lovely cards the colours are just great thanks for sharing angxx

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Cooles Motiv, schöne farbenfrohe Karte.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Misty's said...

Both or your cards are gorgeous. 2nd one especially. Love all the colours.
Michaela xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards and gorgeous images. Thanks for joining us at LCI this time.

Laetitia said...

Lovely lovely lovely!!! I love both your projects, so stunning. Love the colours you used and your embellishments are just perfect.
Great inspiration,
Laetitia xx

Karen H said...

Fantastic gatefold and easel cards with these new beauties! I love the colors and sentiments on both. :o) Gorgeous projects. The buttons on the easel card are so sweet! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Polkadoodles said...

I always love your work so much Rose, just beaut! xx

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Rose, both your creations are so amazing!! I love the rainbow colors on the top one and your papers with the dental theme on the second easel design is so gorgeous!! TFS! ;)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, these are two awesome cards, the image, colours and designs look truly wonderful, loving that little tooth-fairy, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Lorraine x

Nela said...

Super cute card,
thanks for joining in with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden!
Hugs Nela

Anonymous said...

Forgot to say thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Tracey Manderson said...

wow these are awesome! so cute, and so lovely. Great colouring. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden, good luck, and hope to see you back again.

Janneke said...

What a amazing cards ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia ..

Janneke XO

Kelly said...

How cute are these!! Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx

Janneke said...

Oh my your cards are both so amazing Rose ;o)
I love your coloring sweetie

Janneke XO

Gina K said...

Such adorable cards! Great coloring of these sweet images, too.

Audhild said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining the BnW challenges.

Hugs, Audhild