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, March 15, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Merry Weather Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Merry Weather digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 13 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).]  Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2013.

Reminder:  Buying then sharing digital images is theft.  Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

* * * * *

This little barefoot sweetie checks the temperature of a shallow Spring puddle as she carefully lifts her dress so as not to get it wet.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I've attempted to add some light reflections in the water.  My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio set provides my clouds.  Yellow Stickles cover the headband and flower centers.

Patterned papers from a Lilly Bimble collection included with the February 2013 issue of Quick Cards magazine, bordered with faux stitching, are layered with Bazzill cardstock to form my side-open card.  An American Crafts "Spring" ribbon is layered with Wyla pleated white lace and a Martha Stewart Skylands Snowflake edge punch to form a grounding border and also forms my ribbon bow.
My image is shaped with an older Sizzix original red Super Scallop Tag.  A Close To My Heart Pair-a-Phrase sentiment is popped up on the front and continues through to the inside of my card.  A handmade accent blossom made from a small flower Punch Bunch and mini suns sets over my stamped sentiment.  An older Sizzix original red Eyelet Washers #2 flower reinforcement is set at the top of my tag, holds a We R Memory Keepers large eyelet in baby blush pink and is tied with an Offray 1/8" mini dot bright yellow ribbon.
Spellbinders Floral Flourishes, layered with Want2Scrap Maxxi Girl Jumbo silver rhinestone swirls provide movement at the sides of my image.

The inside supports the front and shows the continuation of the Close To My Heart Pair-a-Phrase stamped sentiment.  A Close To My Heart Treasures "sunshine" stamp adds Adirondack Dye Butterscotch ink color to the bottom of my tag.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your final stop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).  For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday "Sketch by Jen" (here)
One Stop Craft "Spring" (here)
Daisy Doodles "Spring Time" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Hello Spring" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "Add a Sentiment" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Anything Goes" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Spring is in the Air" (here)
Southern Girls "Tag You're It" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Child's Play" (here)

* * * * *

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
water - BG000
headband, dress - Y11, Y13, Y17, Y19
grass, flowers - YG11, YG13, YG25
flowers - B32, B34, B37, B39
flowers, butterfly - R81, R83, R85, R89
airbrushed background - clouds B34, W1, W0, W00, 0; ground YG03, YG01, YG00, W3

On 3-15-13 Elisabeth Bell wrote:  "Siiiggghhh... Rose, your card has captured my HEART! What a GORGEOUS vignette you've created!! It truly looks like the most amazing spring day Merry Weather is enjoying, I LOVE your card!!!"

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Rose! I love the vibrant colors and the wonderful scene! Fantastic coloring and details!

jan farnworth said...

wow love your card.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very pretty card inside and out. Lovely coloring.

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colours and beautiful embellishments.
Kim xXx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh my Rosie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Like a vivid page right out of a story book. What stunning colors, and gorgeous work of art you've created here. Thanks so much for always sharing your special talents with us. Truly inspiring!
Big Hugs,

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous - love the quote from H.C. Andersen.

Mary said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judith said...

oh this is just so pretty and a fabulous sentiment - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Denise Goeldner said...

Stunning card,I love the image and tag, your design is beautiful as is your colouring hugs xx

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Rose!!!

Parabéns por fazer um cartão tão bonito.


CraftinGranny said...

Wonderful inspiration Rose. Love your design and the beautiful spring colors. Merry is colored so beautifully and I love the sentiment. Have a fab weekend! "Hugs" Carol

Anne said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
Anne x

Unknown said...

Rose, she's just enchanting! I love the tag, your coloring, the ribbon, all the diecuts and swirls. I love her reflection in the water! That's just so perfect! And I love the stickles! She's just stunning!



rachel said...

Oh I love this - such a pretty image - really gorgeous. Thanks for joining the crafty sentiments challenge and good luck xx

Siv said...

Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls, hope we'll see you again!
Hugs Siv

stitch-and-greet said...

OMG Rose, your card makes me speechless. The papers, colours, your unique and outstanding coloring..... WOWEEEE! Can´t wait to see your next creation! Hugs Renata

Mary Lou said...

Rose, Rose, Rose~~~ Unbelieveably Beautiful!!!!! You always blow me away!!!!! Stunning!

Jan said...

Love the colours you've used. Thanks for sharing.

Glynda and Kelli said...

Very cute card. Love the papers.