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, March 20, 2013

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Buttons and Bows (Use Both)

The Dynamite Digi design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see you use BOTH buttons and bows on your projects.  Marianne Designs is sponsoring this challenge and offering a wonderful prize of a die and clear stamp to a randomly selected entry. You can find out more about this challenge here.

I've used Little Miss Deelish digital stamp by Hannah Lynn on an easel card to share birthday wishes.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  It wasn't until I was adding color to this sweet unicorn that I discovered all of the candy treats tied to his backside, head and legs.  He's covered in gummy bears, lollipops, ice cream cones, candy canes, and wrapped mints.  Who'dathunkit?!?!?!  Now I understand where the Deelish comes from.  LOL!!!  I tried to draw attention to the candy pieces by adding Lavender, Yellow, and Xmas Red Stickles to the candies.  The unicorn's horn, mane and tail are covered with Stardust Stickles.  Magenta, Firefly and Yellow Stickles covers the butterfly and fairy wing.

I've stamped gummy bear and wrapped mint images from a Stampin' Up! All Wrapped Up Accessories set, a lollipop from a SU! Very Punny set and an ice cream cone from a See D's Recipes set.  I added a bit of Copic color to my stamped candies then ran them through my Xyron "X."  I turned the strip over and ran them through my Xyron "X" again to have the stickiness on the top of my candy then covered them with Transparent Crystal Glitter Ritz for fun glimmer and shine.
Bazzill cardstock is layered with Doodlebug Designs Baby Girl Baby's Breath and Basic Grey Romani Archangel patterns to create my easel card.  A Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles die provides my circular element.  Faux stitching with a Zig pure brown marker borders my layers.  A Satin Sensations 5/8" Citrus satin ribbon provides a border and bow.  A stamped birthday sentiment from a Close To My Heart Just a Number set is lined at the top of my card front.  A few Memory Box pistachio green jewel stickers are lined around my image and sentiment.  Recollections mini roses with a medium bright green paper rose are clustered at a bottom corner.  A few white flower buttons are tied with My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up "Cute" Twine.
Here's a view of the front of my card showing how I've used Little Miss Deelish.

The inside of the card is designed similar to the front and includes a May You Touch stamped sentiment from Rubber Cottage.
Here's a view of my easel card, open and ready for display . . .
You've 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 BOTH buttons and bows while using Crafts and Me Stamps digital images.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp "Sketch by Dawny P 1 of 2" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Anything Goes" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Easel Cards" (here)
One Stop Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
All Sorts "As Easy As 1, 2, 3" (here) - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers
Cupcake Crafts "Mythical Creatures" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Ribbons or Lace" (here)
Creative Craft "For the Kids" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, shoes - E31, E35, E47
unicorn mane and tail, clothing - YG11, YG13, YG25
bows, clothing - R81, R83, R85, R89
hooves - W1, W3, W5
dress - Y21, Y23, Y26
unicorn body - E50, E53, E55
airbrushed background - Y21, R81, R85

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

~ Rose


Alyce said...

rose this is jsut stunning!!! the colouring around her are simply beautiful... the bling on the unicorn just adds the right touch aswell :)

Wendy L said...

Great card and a lovely sentiment, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

coops said...

so stunning rose.i love the fab miss delish image and really gorgeous papers and details :D

xx coops xx

Shelly said...

Great card, I adore the unicorn! Perfect for my challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge! xx

Michelle said...

Adorable this little girl with the unicorn.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

brenda said...

A lovely easel card Rose, thank so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Kaylee Snyder said...

Amazing coloring! Wow! Thanks for sharing at CYP; hope to see you again.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love your image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

marion82 said...

your card is lovely sweetie well done!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

you can visit
and http://colorinkdigistamps.blogspot.gr/
for my free digis!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! Love that inside stamp, too! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!