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, January 25, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Vintage Valentine

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Vintage Valentine projects.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND a $20 gift card from Sweet Pea Stamps!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

I've used this fantastic rubberstamp image called Be My Valentine designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  You can find this lovely young boy holding his handmade heart at the Sweet Pea Stamps online store here.  Does he have a pretty little school-mate in mind that he'd like to be his valentine?  Will he give it to his mother to express his love for her?

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I used my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up a Stampin' Up! Be Mine! stamp from their older Have a Heart Set to fit perfectly inside of this little guy's heart.

My Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page eyelet lace edge and corner set decorated my card front with a delicate edge.  A very old Fiskars hand held heart punch provided mini hearts to place around my lacey edge.  A Sizzlits vintage photo corner adorns one corner of my card front.  Layers of Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collection keys patterned paper support my vintage theme.  A bit of Offray brown gingham ribbon provides a border and bow where a Janlynn Corp Steampunk Medium Key Charm hangs from a Making Memories jump ring.  A few handmade accent daisies made from Punch Bunch punches form a bouquet on top of my bow.

Here's a view of the front of my completed card showing my use of Sweet Pea Stamps' Be My Valentine, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, with a vintage theme . . .

The base of my card, decorated to match the front, includes a handmade chrysanthemum with several oak leaves to hold my card front in place for display . . .

This pic shows how my twisted easel card looks when completely open and ready for display . . .

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 Vintage Valentine challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Elphine House Australia "Going Vintage" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Tie Up Your Loose Ends" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes + Optional Flowers" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "Favorite Color Combo" (here) - rich, jewel tones
Whimsy Stamps "Fancy Edges" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Hearts and Flowers" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "For a Girl" (here) - pretty little schoolmate or his mother?  Hmmm.
Craft Us Crazy "Celebrate Love or Color Red" (here)
Bunny Zoe's "Anything Goes" (here)
Delicious Doodles "All You Need Is Love" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - YR23, R14, E07
pants, cap, heart frame - E51, E55, E59
shirt, cap, shoes, heart - R35, R37, R59
airbrushed background - Y21, E51, E59

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

~ Rose


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Rose! What an adorable little-boy Valentine with the most wonderful warm design elements. Gorgeous coloring and shading, with the neatest card fold design and pretty background papers. Thank you for the inspiration

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous valentine, Rose! I love the colors and all the beautiful details! Fantastic coloring of the darling image!

Elphine House said...

Rose, your card is so adorable. Who wouldn't love to receive this for valentines day? xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Wouaw (in french) ! Your coloring is incredible ! Your charcater is perfect ! Pretty flowers. Beautiful paper. Bravo ! It's successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

Hugs from France.

Pat said...

Lovely card, great design and super image. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Beccy said...

he is so adorable love the colours you have chosen Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Rose, this is so precious!! Your coloring is amazing as always!! Love your twisted easel design too!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

P.S. Good luck with the EHA stamp blog candy as well!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Rose! Wonderful warm colors and awesome coloring.

Barbara GR said...

Wow Rose... Stunning card! Beautiful colors and swee image.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!
Barbara GR

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhh my Rosie, this is beyond adorable. I love the shading, and the deep warm coloring. I truly get that vintage feel with this one. Absolutely love it!
Beautifully done my friend.
Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House Australia this week.
Big Hugs,

Debs said...

What a stunner! Amazing colouring and love the floral bouquet.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

CraftinGranny said...

I love the warm, deep, rich colors on this adorable card. He is the cutest and colored perfectly to match the DP. Those flowers are awesome and tge key with the bouquet is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us Elphine House Australia. "Hugs"

Lucy Patrick said...

Oh Rose, this is sooo beautiful!! I love it, love the little bouquet of flowers and your colouring is spot on! Thanks for entering the For a Girl challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy

Audhild said...

Your card is amazing. Love the beautiful image.
Thank you for joining the EHA challenge.

Hugs, Audhild