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, September 5, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Add a Flower

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see you add a flower to your projects.  Crafts and Me Stamps is sponsoring this challenge and offering THREE digital images to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge here.

I've used a digi image named Vixie, designed by Hannah Lynn, exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.  This lovely vampiress with a spider weaving its web through her hair while she cuddles her sweet kitty makes a fantastic Halloween image!

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

I've layered Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue Collage papers with Bazzill Raven and smooth green cardstock to form my card.  A few Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coated Brads in bright purple sparkle and shimmer over my image.
A black cat eyelet rests in the center of a sentiment from a Close To My Heart Pair-a-Phrase set shaped with a Marvy Uchida 2" oval and matted with a 2 1/2" scalloped oval punch.  Black Prima Say It In Crystals add a glistening element.  A brass spider charm, attached to a couple of Bazzill Basics black posie paper flowers with a Tim Holtz idea-ology long brass fastener and Prima Heirloom pecan paper leaf, provides a dimensional treat.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing how I've added a flower to my card using the digital image called Vixie by Hannah Lynn . . .

Simple layering with a lighter pattern on the inside allows me to include a personal note to someone special . . .
You've just got to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog to see how the amazingly talented Dynamite Digi girls have shown their added flowers while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images on their fabulous projects!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Dream Valley "Something Old, Something New" (here) - old brads, eyelet; new papers, image
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, BV00, E93
hair, eyes - V20, V22, V25, V28
reeds, cat's eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
cat's fur, spider - T0, T6, T9, E93
outfit - R00, R12, R22
web, spots - W1, W3, W5
airbrushed background - Y21, W3, W5

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

~ Rose


Alyce said...

wow look at that shading on the cat! Amazing rose! A fantastic card...love the tones and all of the halloween details :)

Lau W said...

Hello !
OMG, love how you coloured the cat ! Your card is beautiful, and love the sentiment !

coops said...

so stunning rose.i love your fabulous details and gorgeous design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

marion82 said...

what a beautiful creation!!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Josephine said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Happycrafter Shell said...

Really gorgeous card

Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
*hugs* Shell x

Deb said...

Beautiful creation, love the image and your beautiful coloring and such a fab layout, thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week

Eva Gro said...

Wow, this is really stunning!!! I love your coloring!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT
Goodwill luck in the draw! - hope you join us Next week as well!
Hugs Eva

Susan Martin said...

This is so beautiful!! I love it! Your coloring is just great!! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!! I hope to see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Melly said...

What a stunning creation!
Gorjuss colours and love your sweet wee image!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges this time in our Something Old, Something New Challenge!
Hugs Melly xxx

Jill said...

beautiful creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Eileen Ng said...

Such gorgeous pairings on this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!