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, April 20, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's Peek-A-Bunny AND Easter Basket 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 Peek-A-Bunny OR Easter Basket 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 May 4, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, May 5, 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 "Spring Flowers" card using ANY Elisabeth Bell image and post it on the Digi Bells' Blog (here).  This will also end on May 4, 2012 at 9 AM Arizona time and the winner will also be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

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I've used Peek-A-Bunny on the front of an easel card.  Cardstock layered with Best Creation's Bunny Love double-sided patterned glitter paper provides a busy Easter-themed background.  A QuicKutz Antique Doily and Lace accent my image while a layered strip of Cheery Lynn Designs Grass borders the bottom.  QuicKutz eggs are hidden throughout the grassy border.  A Just Rite Spring Words set sentiment lies near my image.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Peek-A-Bunny digi image . . .

Here's a view of the inside where I've fussy cut my Copic-filled Elisabeth Bell's Easter Basket digi image and adhered it near my Stampin' Up! Miracle of Spring set sentiment . . .

I've punched flowers using a Fiskars Oopsie Daisy punch, Marvy Uchida medium daisy, Punch Bunch small and mini sun to form my coordinating Gerber Daisies.  QuicKutz oak leaves surround my handmade flowers.  Here's a closer view of one of my Gerber Daisies . . .

Here's a view of my completed easel card, ready for display . . .

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).

I'm entering this easel card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes "Anything Goes" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Die Cuts and Punches" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Easter" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Easter" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Use a Digi" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Anything Goes" (here)
Paper Play "Animal Antics" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Bold and Bright" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Bright" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Bling" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
leaves, stems, grass - YG11, YG13, YG17
basket bow, dress - R43, R46, R59
flowers - Y00, Y02, Y08, YR07
shirt, shoes, eggs - BG000, BG02, BG05
bunny ear, eggs - RV11, RV14, RV17
eggs - YR20, YR21, YR24, B0000, B00, B02, V20, V25, V28
bunny - E21, E25, E29
apron - E42, E41, E40, 0
airbrushed background - YG11, BG02

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Rose! Outstanding coloring of the sweet images! Fantastic design, inside and out!

Gina L said...

Fabulous easel card! I love how you used the basket.

Renkata said...

ohhh wow Rose you have showcased the two images so beautifully.

Pysselbus said...

Ohhh!! Sweetie, this is amazing work!!! *love*


Jenny said...

Love your amazing colouring! Your card is totally fab! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Sundaes. Jenny x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. TFS.

Jan said...

Love the card, thanks for the chance to win.

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card, I like everything about it, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft, Good luck.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Sentiments.xxx

Mary Lou said...

WOWWWie Rose~~I am speechless!!! Just stunning--your coloring, the sky is gorgeous, your fussy cutting--wow what patience :D, and my word those flowers ROCK!!!! Such a cute easel card and oh yes I have to comment on the grass with hidden eggs-clever indeed!!
Happy day to you!!!

Wendy said...

Rose Rose Rose!! Amazing coloring...as always, and your background looks stunning!!

If you ever visit South Africa, please make time to visit me. Would love if you could teach me your techniques!


Lynda Nielsen said...

Rose my girl, what is there to say about such a spectacular card. My goodness girl, your coloring and layout is beyond amazing, and those vibrant colors... Ohhhh so beautiful. Your fabulous work is just amazing hun.

Cathi said...

I just love your card! Your coloring is so incredible! Just love her hair and the tree stump! TFS

Nikky Hall said...

As ever lovely Rosey Rose, I am in total awe of your colouring my girl!! AWESOMER than awesome!! hugs xxxx

Choccy said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Bright' challenge.
Hope to see you back next week :O)

Choccy x

Wendy Thompson said...

What a great card Rose, just love your colouring

Bunny said...

What a lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

Caz x CS DT

CheerDown said...

What a gorgeous card love the image of the little girl and the bright spring colours

Thanks for entering our Bold and Bright Challenge at Ooh La La creations


Pin And Tack said...

I saw you on HookedOnCraft. Beautiful creation! There are so many lovely details & colors :)

I'd love to see you join us at Tuesday ALchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com - We have a great prize AND open DT call!


Anonymous said...

Delightful card, I love the scene you've created
Hugs julie P

Crafty Daffy said...

Amazing card. I LOVE the daisies. You have really done a wonderful job with them. The whole card is gorgeous, but those flowers really 'pop'. xx Denise