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 9, 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: Toddlers, Teens and In Betweens

The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is to create a project for Toddlers, Teens and In Betweens. 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.

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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 Josh to create a birthday flip-easel card.  My biggest challenge was figuring out where I wanted him to be.  Is he at the mall? on a ship? at a boardwalk? a ballgame? a bridge?  Finally I used my Copic Multiliner to scribble some squiggly lines behind him with the hopes of it looking like water.

This view shows my Copic-filled image.

Layers of Bazzill Candy Apple cardstock with TCP Studio Party Hearty Birthday Wishes double-sided patterned paper form my flip-easel card and faux stitching adds a contrasting border.  I've used the die-cutting "beyond the edge" technique with a Spellbinders Labels Five to shape my image.  A Close To My Heart Card Chatter - Birthday set provides my It's Your Birthday sentiment.  A handmade accent daisy made from Punch Bunch small daisies, mini sun and small birch leaf sets near my sentiment with a Stampin' Up! ladybug from an All Wrapped Up Accessories set.

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

The base includes a popped up "It's Your Special Day" rubberstamped sentiment by Endless Creations with a couple of phrases cut out from the patterned paper . . .

Here's a view of my flip-easel card, open and ready for display . . .

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 . . .
Tuesday Throwdown "Fancy Folds" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Happy Birthday" (here)
Crafty Creations "Flowers" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Folds, More than One" (here)
One Stop Craft "Birthdays" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Dream Valley "Happy Birthday" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Water, Water Everywhere" (here)
Stamp with Fun "Birthday" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
pants - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
hoodie - YR61, YR65, YR68
sneakers - T0, T6, T9
railing - C1, C3, C5
ground - E40, E41, E42, E43
water - BG000, BG0000, Copic Multiliner 0.03
sky - B0000

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

~ Rose


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “fancy folds”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Whimsey said...

Love it Rose - your coloring is absolutely superb!!!

Lisa Jane said...

Fab teen card - love the papers and i love the water background
Lisa x

Susan Kennedy said...

Fantastic card!! Love the papers!! and your coloring is awesome!! I LOVE it!! The stitching and elements are perfect! Thanks a lot for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck! I really hope to see you again for our next challenge!!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Julie said...

Brilliant easel card and such amaxing colouring Rose, I love the illuminated face, my children's faces always seem to be glowing like this lol!

Joy said...

Fabulous teenage card, love it.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

PaperDaisies said...

Great card for a teenager. Love how you have coloured the image. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Kerry said...

I was so busy commenting on your Billie posts yesterday I forgot this one Rose lol. I am going to christen you QOS or in real speak Queen of Scenes!!! I love Josh on a boat and the way you've cut him out with your Beyond The Edge technique...I've never quite mastered that one. Love the doodling and the pp. Fab card xx

Josephine said...

Fabulous card - love the image and you've coloured it so beautifully!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Pascale Mitchell said...

This is a fantastic design thanks for sharing in our folds challenge at Delicious Doodles xxxx

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous fold. Amazing card the image is simply impressive. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Shelley said...

Brilliant card and fab image, thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC xx

Clarissa Andrea said...

Amazing card and your coloring is really great, can´t find the right words for this perfect work.
Have a fab day.
hugs Clarissa

MagsB said...

What a fab boy's card! I love the 'out of the box technique' you've used on the fab image, it looks great! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x