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, April 4, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Butterflies and Bows

The digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps challenge blog wants to see your Butterflies and Bows.  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 Moon Glow, designed by Hannah Lynn, 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 All Night Media and EK Success Paper Shaper small blossoms, Punch Bunch small and mini blossoms, mini suns and small birch leaves with a Spellbinders Foliage die cut to provide coordinated flowers.  All are painted with a layer of Diamond Stickles glitter glue for extra sparkle.  My Favorite Things Die-namics Butterflies add some dimension. I've cut one set of wings away from the body then glued just the bottom to the back. I added a "v" shape of size 20 cotton thread to the back of the body for antennae. Glossy Accents over the body provides some roundness.  A Satin Sensations 5/8" ribbon bow adds a formal touch. My Mind's Eye twine holds my Technique Tuesday "Spring" and Close To My Heart "miracle" stamped QuicKutz tags.  Here's a closer view of my flower cluster . . .

Bo Bunny's Gabrielle Collection vintage butterfly paper is layered with Bazzill cardstock to form my card.  A Memory Box Butterfly Chain borders the bottom area.  Here's a closer view of my card front . . .

A sentiment from an older Stampin' Up! Miracle of Spring set seems appropriate for the inside of my card.  Here's a closer view of the inside of my card . . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft "Sewing Box" (here) - twine, ribbon, stitching around frame of front
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
ABC Challenge "M for Magical" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Anything Goes "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Use Your Favorite Tool" (here) - Purple Cow Trimmer
Flutterby Wednesdays "Open" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Say It With Flowers" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
eyes, clothes, wings - BG11, BG23, BG49, R11, R14, R17

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

~ Rose


zandra said...

Such a pretty card! I love the image and your flowers are fab.
Hugz, Z

Trina said...

This is so pretty! The coloring is absolutely stunning!

sue w. said...

Hi Rose, this is so lovely. Love the image and the colours you have used, fabby.
Hugs Sue W.

Lozzapops said...

Love the colours on this card and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at Divas by design! Good Luck! Laura x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow fabulous card. The flower cluster is gorgeous.


Leanne said...

Hello Rose!
I am a new fan! O my, this card is gorgeous! the colors are stunning and the accents are beautifully done. Your coloring is beautiful. Wonderful job!
Thank you for joining us at FBW this week!!

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Rose, What a gorgeous card you have created with beautiful coloring and design. After perusing your blog I noticed you are as big a fan of EB images as I am. You have so elegantly designed amazing cards with them and will be back often. Have a Blessed and Happy Easter! "Hugs"

Ribbon Girl said...

Very nice card and your flowers are very pretty - thanks for joining in with Papertake Weekly Challenge. Mary G x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous,love the image,and such beautiful detail,,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,hugs Cheryl xxxxx

Alyce said...

Rose she is just stunning!! I absolutely love your colouring and the beautiful tones you have used :) Thanks for your lovely comments over on my blog - I had so much fun guesting at Crafts and Me! Love your work I am now a follower :)

having a {me} day said...

WOW! This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Sarah said...

Hi Rose, beautiful image - wonderfully coloured and made into a gorgeous card.


Christine L said...

Fabulous image and your colouring is stunning..

Thank you for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon..

Christine x

Elaine said...

Rose she is adorable . what a lovely card I love this one . Your colours are beautiful .
Hugs Elaine

Distressed Miss said...

Stunning card Rose, your colour combo is beautiful and your colouring is superb.
Thanks for joining us at ABC hope to see you again.
Big Hugs

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Rose, love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful card - Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week for our first Birthday celebrations
Lisa x

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous Creation! Simply Stunning!! Thank you for joining us atAnything Goes Challenge Blog!