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, November 14, 2012

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Non-traditional Christmas Colors

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see your Christmas projects using non-traditional Christmas colors.  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 Silhouette Fairy of the Holly digital image.  You can find this lovely Silhouette image here.

A Spellbinders 2011 Snowflake Pendant, covered with Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles adds seasonal sparkle.  A Lifestyle Crafts Tag It Kit provides a wonderful bread tag for the rope handle as well as a tag for adding bits of ribbon.  Stamps from the Just Rite Winter Words set provide simple, themed text.  Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish and Mini Fanciful Flourish add wonderful movement throughout flower clusters of Recollections Boutique Fleur mulberry paper flowers.
I've added layers of double-sided patterned paper from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress collection (haute couture and classy chic) with Bazzill cardstock over my 5 1/4" wide x 8 1/2" tall kraft gift bag. A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page "eyelet lace" border punch provides a delicate touch at the center of my gift bag. A layer of cheesecloth sets behind my image for a bit of soft texture. A simple Chocolate satin ribbon bow ties the neutral colors together nicely.
Here's a view of the front of my completed Christmas gift bag showing how I've used the Silhouette Fairy of the Holly digital image with non-traditional Christmas colors.

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 use of non-traditional Christmas colors while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images on their fabulous Christmas-themed projects!

I'm entering this gift bag into the following challenges:
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Southern Girls "Christmas" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Anything Goes" (here)
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Christmas - No Red/Green" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Christmas" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)

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

~ Rose


Naomi Johnson said...

A fabulous project. Totally stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi x

Berry said...

This is really beautiful Thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs Rebekah xx

coops said...

stunning gift bag rose.your soft and natural colours are really gorgeous and it really makes the image pop :D

xx coops xx

Loves Happy Hour said...

This is so nice! Love all the details! Thank you so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy! Hope to see you again!


Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge this week

Jackie said...

This is such a stunning bag! I love the silhouette image on this, it works so well! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope to see you playing along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Anonymous said...

A totally gorgeous gift bag...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Wow! What a stunning project. Your detail is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. x

Diane said...

WOW WOW WOW this is beautiful Rose !! I love all the details !! Soooo glad you could join us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs with your fabulous gift bag !!

hugs Diane xx

Natali said...

Oh.. Wow... Really gorgeous project you share with us. Image, colours, swirls, flowers... Absolutely perfect combine each other. Great Job!!
Thank you for joining us again at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Ольга Васильева said...

WOW!! SO beautiful and unusual!! Thanks for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

Lisa Jane said...

Wonderful Christma card -Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Eva Marie said...

Lovely paperbag! I love it ♥
Thanks for playing at DVC
Hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Great gift bag. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Just a stunning project with fantastic details :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/new-yummy-papers-candy.html