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 . . .

Monday, June 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Red, White and Blue

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your projects using Red, White and Blue.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND a Belles 'n Whistles clear stamp PLUS Sebrina's sweet goodie package that includes blooms, charms, doilies and a clear stamp!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

I've used this sweet Kiki with Dolly rubberstamped image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  You can find her at the Sweet Pea Stamps online store here.  This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

I've layered chevron and circle patterned paper from a We R Memory Keepers "Red, White and Blue" stack pack with coordinating cardstock.  A bit of small white ric rac is folded over a removable tag die cut from a Lifestyle Crafts "TAG It" kit.  A bit of faux stitching and white mini brads adds a simple bordered look.  A computer generated sentiment  lies near my image.

A few glittered strawberries and punched blossoms left over from a previous project draw the strawberries from Kiki's top and hair onto my card front.  Zva self adhesive crystal swirls add sparkle.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Sweet Pea Stamps Kiki With Dolly, as designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .

For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Red, White and Blue challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time "Summer Dresses" (here)
Crafting When We Can "Summer Fun" (here)
Papertake Weekly "BINGO" (here) - Punches, Glitter, Blooms
Divas by Design "To Die For" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Summer" (here)
Paper Play "Use a Die" (here)
Sundays With Crissy "Tags 'n Tickets" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
strawberries, ball, flowers, spots - R22, R29, R59
leaves, ball - YG11, YG13, YG17
clothes, flip flops, ball - B91, B95, B97
apron - E41, 0
Copic Opaque White on doll dress and Kiki bracelet
airbrush with Inky Antics cloud stencil - B91, YG17, YG11, Y02

"Artist's Choice" June 30, 2012 Sundays With Crissy

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

~ Rose


Vicky said...

What a lovely card love the colours and image. your colouring is beautiful thanks for joining us on crafting when we can hugs vicky

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card, the image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. I love the strawberries and the flowers that you have added.

Céline said...

really gorgeous card and fab coloring
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely wonderful. I like your composition. Incredible work of colours on your character. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Alyce said...

Stunning Rose! I love this adorable image and your colouring is always just out of this world. Such a beautiful colour combo and those little strawberries are a cute touch :)

Aunty Sue said...

This is adorable thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly. Aunty Sue GDT

coops said...

so stunning rose.gorgeous papers and design and the image is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just stunning, love the colours & your colouring WOW!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous, your colouring is amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Stunning card! I love the design, image, colouring and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Karen said...

Simply Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

Shari said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - fab coloring and a fantastic layout!! Thanks for playing with us at Sundays With Crissy.

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous with fab colours! Thank you so much for joining us at One Stitch at A Time this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop over and enter, find it in my sidebar! :-)