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 . . .

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: Colour Combo Red AND White

The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is to create a red and white project in honor of St. George's Day, the Patron Saint of England.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO cling stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

Note:  All Ladybug Crafts Ink cling stamps are currently 70% off!!!  It's definitely time to head over and see what's left!!!

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of The Teenagers digital images featuring Jess and Josh that I've found to be unique and perfect for using on current day projects to share loving thoughts and wishes with teens.  I've used The Teenagers Texting Jess to create a friendship card.

This view shows my Copic-filled image.

Layers of Bazzill white and red cardstock with Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Caroling double-sided patterned paper form my card.  The diamond patterned side covers most of my card front while a strip of the pattern from the other side grounds my card elements.  A QuicKutz nesting tag cookie cutter die cut set provided the removable tag with a star eyelet peeking out from behind my image.  Three Basic Grey colored buttons accented with My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up "Cute" Twine act as a simple corner embellishment.  The "Friendship is a together thing" stamped sentiment is from a Crafty Secrets Large Wizard of Oz set.  The "Can't wait to see you!" stamped sentiment is from Inky Antics.  I used Adirondack Brights Watermelon dye ink on a rose stamp from an Impression Obsession clear Wreaths and Garlands - Floral Set to overlay my sentiments.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink The Teenagers Texting Jess . . .

The inside is layered similar to the front and is left open to include a handwritten note or stamped sentiment . . .

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges . . .
Paper Crafting Journey "Use a Sentiment" (here)
Southern Girls "Button Up or Show Flair" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Monochromatic" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Friendship" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Monochromatic" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Diamonds" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments" (here) - buttons, eyelet, twine
Emerald Faerie "Recipe 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Monochromatic" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Use 3 of Any Item" (here) - 3 buttons

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
velour hoodie outfit, cell phone - R32, R35, R37, R39
sofa - R81, R83, R85, R89
wall, floor - E42, E40, 0
atyou Spica Clear over belt, phone and lips

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

~ Rose


Lisa Jane said...

Oh its Fab Rose - love the colouring and the papers and how you even got the red rose in!
Lisa x

~ginny said...

Welcome Rose, to the "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend" Monday Challenge... Your card is fabulous! I love the DP you chose, the tag, the buttons, and your coloring of the image is beautiful! Well done, and good luck in this Challenge. Hopefully we'll see more of your lovely work next Monday!
Design Team - Craft Your Passions
RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

Jac’s Playground said...

Gorgeous card, love the rich depth of he red, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Kerry said...

LOVE IT!! xx

Kelly said...

That is a cute image. Love the tonal reds they are so rich. Beautiful card.
Hugs Kelly

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

wow!!! gorgeous shading rose...the colour tones are wonderful!

Lau W said...

Wow ! so lovely colouring for this nice image ! Your card is splendid Rose !

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is awesome. Your colouring is fantastic. Love the paper you have used as well. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.


Louise said...

Gorgeous monochromatic card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck
Louise xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous card Rose. Love that image.

Thanks for joining with us at TPC this week.


Faye said...

I love the colours you've used on this gorgeous project. Thanks so much for playing with our Monotone Challenge at Cupcake. x

Jackie W said...

Your card is really great! Love the image and sentiments! Love all the shades of red. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W

Siv said...

Rose, your colouring is absolutely amazing! You're really talented!!! :)
Thanks for joining the Southern Girls!
Hugs Siv

Olivia said...

WOW.Gorgeous coloring and love these colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

mixamatoasties said...

Me again! Thanks for also sharing at Crafty Sentiments.

Susan x

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is so lovely. Love the DP.
Thanks for entering our "Diamonds are a girls best friend" challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.

Lucy Patrick said...

That's a gorgeous card Rose, reminds me of my 13 yo daughter! I love LCI images! What a lovely sentiment!! Good luck in the draw tonight at Paper Crafting Journey and thanks for joining in the challenge, XOX Lucy