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 . . .

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Glimmer, Shimmer and Shine

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your projects full of Glimmer, Shimmer and Shine.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND Elisabeth Bell designs from 7 Kids College Fund!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

I've used this fantastic rubberstamp image called Meadow Magic designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps' Little Cottage Cuties Collection.  You can find this sweet little angel building her magical snowman at the Whimsy Stamps online store here.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  A bit of Martha Stewart snow glitter is layered over the ground and touches the snowman's hat and carrot nose.

Layers of Bo Bunny A Gift of Love Tis the Season Treasure patterned paper with Bazzill red and teal cardstock form my card.  A Memory Box Holly Vine provides a classy, leafy swirled border topped with a Prima Tea Rose Snow, red ribbon and pom-pom yarn flowers.  Xmas Red Stickles shimmers through some of the McGill Pine Branch punched shapes.  A few Bazzill Basics red jewels are lined along two corners.  A Jo-Ann's holiday metallic red ribbon bow adorns another.  My sentiment is from a Hero Arts ClearDesign December set.

Here's a view of the front of my completed side open card showing my use of Meadow Magic, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, full of Glimmer, Shimmer and Shine . . .

Here's a pic of the inside where I've added more of the patterned papers, some diecut with Lifestyle Crafts large circles.  I'll have plenty of room to add a personal, handwritten note . . .  

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 Glimmer, Shimmer and Shine challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Bling it on!" (here)
Sparkle Creations Christmas "Bows" (here)
Stamptacular Sunday "No Rules!" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Fairies and Fantasy" (here) - Magical Snowman Count?  Hmmm.
Ooh La La Creations "Christmas Sentiment" (here)
Fab-n-Funky "Animals" (here)
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations "All Things Sparkly" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Ribbon or Twine" (here)
Southern Girls "Animal Crackers" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, twigs - E31, E35, E47
bell, stars, halo, wings, patch - Y13, Y26, Y28
birds, tulips, berries, scarf, mittens, gown - R02, R05, R17
carrot, patch - YR20, YR04, YR07
holly leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
pine - G82, G85, G99
hat, gown - T0, T6, T9
snow - B000, B01, C3, 0
eyelet gown cover - E40, E41, E42, E43
mittens, scarf - BG11, BG15, BG18
airbrushed - Y00, BG000
Copic Opaque White - snowflakes and string of beads

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

~ Rose


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Rose. I love the cute image, your colouring is fabulous. I love the papers and your gorgeous embellishments coordinate perfectly

Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week


Gale said...

Gorgeous card Rose. Love your paper and your beautiful flowers. Your coloring is amazing too. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Alyce said...

oooh stunning! I love the gorgeous design...so many beautiful details - those flowers are gorgeous! stunning colouring as always too :)

Lau W said...

Oh so nice card Rose ! Love your papers, and your colouring and all those flowers are beautiful !

Wendy said...

Adorable and so so gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Pam said...


Pretty card! Lots of pretties in your design that really showcase your image.
Your coloring is a wow! I really love your design with the layering, especially the image on the circles.
Love the way you used all the different flowers and greenery and the little berries and leaves and the cute red bow.

Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.

:) Pam

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Rose! Beautiful papers and outstanding coloring of the adorable image!

coops said...

so stunning rose.wonderful image and i love your gorgeous details and colours :D

xx coops xx

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, awesome colouring too, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fantastic Holiday card!

Thanks for sharing with us at SGC for the Animal Crackers Challenge, good luck!


paperfun said...

Rosie, your card is stunning. Beautifully colored and I adore the "snow" on the snowman's hat. Nice touch.

Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Shirley said...

OH My! This is absolutely beautiful! Tha image is simply adorable and very well ocloured! Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Thrifty Finn said...

Stunning! And it fits perfectly into our theme "Fantasy". Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

deesdesigns said...

Wow - just breathtaking! This is a work of art!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Katy said...

This is so beautiful, loving your work! Hugs, Katy xx

Wendy said...

This is so pretty!!

Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


heidy said...

Just have a look on your blog and your cards are amazing,beautiful coloring Rose!!
Hugs Heidy

Gail said...

I adore snowmen and this stamp is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring job is magnificant. It's one of the best Christmas cards I've ever seen. I LOVE this card! --Gail

Cathy Clouston said...

The image is beautifully coloured and so cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

jackid said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx