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, May 24, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Little Mama 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 Little Mama 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, May 31, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

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

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I've used the newly released Little Mama digital stamp by Elisabeth Bell on an easel card.  This view shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

I've layered Bazzill cardstock with an unmarked purse and luggage patterned paper to create my card.  Faux stitching adds a contrasting border while a Wrights' 3/4" pearl lace strip border grounds my image.  Bo Bunny's Crazy Love glitter Brads line one corner of the front and base.  A digital stamp from a Crissy Armstrong Maya Blowing Bubbles Sentiment A2 Size set is printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen paper and is accented with a flower button tied with a twine bow.  Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish die cuts lie below a Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower and Mini Roses.

Here's a view of the front of my easel card showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's newest digital release called Little Mama.

I've left the base blank for placement of a stamped sentiment or handwritten note later.

This view shows my easel card, open and ready for display . . .

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Susan's 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:
Crafty Catz "A Fancy Fold or Two" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Buttons" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Anything Goes" (here)
Dream Valley "Animals" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Buttons" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Anything Goes with SweetCuts or Cheery Lynn Designs Dies" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "Ribbon and/or Lace" (here)
Whimsy Stamps "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Tie it Up" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Die Cuts and Layers" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
heart, bangles, hairbow, shoes - V20, V22, V25, V28
dress - YG91, YG95, YG97
cat, purse - YR21, YR24, YR27
ground shadow - W5, W3, W1, W00
airbrushed background - YR21, YG91, V22

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

Fabulous coloring of the adorable new digi, Rose!

CraftinGranny said...

She is a cutie and your coloring is awesome. "Hugs" Carol

jane stillman said...

Fabulous image, ad love how you've coloured her hair

Denise Goeldner said...

Great card and colours such a fun card and lovely image thanks for sharing hugs xx

Jac said...

Gorgeous card, so beautifully coloured and fabulous paper, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Jackie W said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love this adorable image and the colors you used! Your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining our button challenge at Crafty Sentiments! :)
Jackie W

Lotta said...

I think that saying is true! Beautiful card, love your coloring! Her eyes, the folds, her shoes it is amazing! Hugs Lotta

Heather W. said...

Very cute.

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW love your design, beautiful coloring and shading on the image. Love the DP you used and all the added elements especially the twine and flower button. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card. So sweet.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely! Great papers and card design. Hugs, Wends x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Rose beautiful card! Perfect papers for the image! Hihs

Monica Edwards said...

Gorgeous card love it. Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps be sure to join in on the the next fabulous challenge!!

Ciska said...

Love your easel card, such an apt sentiment and it matches perfectly with the image! Great idea of using the message in the card as a stopper! Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Rose. Thank you for your inspiration.

Helene Siermans said...

This is stunning. Love your colouring and the twine looks awesome.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week.
Hugs Nick

Cathy said...

Such a fabulous card, and such a cute image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card. Love the image and the sentiment goes so well with it.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

CraftinGranny said...

Forgot to thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia with this gorgeous card. Wonderful choice of DP and awesome coloring. Hope to see you back again soon and best of luck in the challenge. "Hugs" Carol, DT

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

Cute cute image! Fabulous coloring! Fantastic card!
Thank you for joing us on the Anything Goes Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
Yolanda DT

Judith said...

I love the colours youve used for this cute card - just gorgeous and great LO too - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges hugs Judith x

KathR said...

Great card and the sentiment goes so perfectly...

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card and a great sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Sandi's Samples said...

This is a beautiful card with a great design!

Sandy said...

Really wonderful cards!!