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, February 7, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Holly's Happy Mail

This lovely young lady has just received some mail that makes her very happy.  Don't we all just love happy mail?!?!?  Today she's definitely feeling the love!  She is a digital image, named Holly's Happy Mail, designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can get your own Holly's Happy Mail at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

This photo shows my Copic-filled image.

My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life 6x6 patterns are layered with Bazzill Bling Blind Date (light blue), Sweetheart (pink) and Tootsie Bling (orange) to create my card.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Daisy Edge punch adds a delicate border to the lower left.  My image is shaped and matted with Lifestyle Crafts Large Ovals die cuts.  A couple of Lifestyle Crafts Large Scalloped Circles peek out from behind my image and sentiment.  A Close To My Heart Helen Keller quote comes from a 25th anniversary set.  Several handmade plum blossoms, made from Punch Bunch punches, are scattered around my sentiment and image.  Zva's self-adhesive rhinestones add some happy swirly movement throughout.  A QuicKutz open heart adds a loving touch to the upper right corner.
This photo shows the front of my side open card, displaying Elisabeth Bell's Holly's Happy Mail digital image . . .

The inside is decorated to match the front.  I've added a loving sentiment from a Close To My Heart Sensational Season set.  A QuicKutz matted heart die cut lies beneath a QuicKutz XO die cut to share more love.


You can find Holly's Happy Mail and more of Elisabeth's amazing digital images by visiting the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection at her gallery here.

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Elisabeth Bell images?  You'll find it at the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.

I'm entering this loving card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz "Love" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Only Girls Allowed" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Love" (here)
Southern Girls "Bling it On" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Make Your Own Embellishments" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Have a Heart" (here)
Creative Craft "Hugs and Kisses" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Hearts" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "Love Story" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, shoes - E31, E35, E47
apron, mail - E40, E43, 0
pants, apron strip, marker - B32, B34, B37
shirt, hair bows, apron flower, patch - R81, R83, R85, R89
dots - YR21, YR24, YR27
scissors, leaves, patch - YG21, YG23, YG25
airbrushed background - Y02, YG11, W1

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

~ Rose


mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous! I love that image, the beautiful paper, colour combo and pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Rose! I love the papers and embellishments you used! So pretty! Wonderful coloring of cute Holly!

Lau W said...

So pretty card Rose, love your papers and all embellishments !

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,such a gorgeous image and fab colours.xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Abolutely fa-bu-lous !!! Beautiful papers. Wonderful choice of colours. Fine and delicate work. Fantastic coloring ! The inside was worked as well as the outside. Bravo ! It's perfect and I liiikkkkkeeeeee !!!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cradz this week.

Hugs from France.

Suzette said...

Fantastic card, thanks ever so much for joining us this week at totally papercrafts this week.

Suzette x

Shell said...

Fabulous card Rose, wonderfully colored & designed.....love the verses
So glad that you joined us for the sketch with Southern Girls Challenges!

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Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous love the image papers and beautiful detail bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Rose, Oh this is so pretty what a great card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous and the sentiment is great! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Marie Gamber said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the coloring and color selection. Wow - the inside of the card is stunning too!
Marie XX

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card and I love the beautiful sentiments on the inside and on the front of the card.

Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


Gram's Treasures said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma. Such an adorable card!
Joyce xx

Wendi said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week