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, May 7, 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: Oh Baby!!! and New Release

The current month-long challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is to create a baby project.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win one image (or TWO if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

There will also be image give-aways throughout the month for those leaving comments at each of the design and guest design team Oh Baby!!! challenge and reminder posts!  Whew!  That's alot of prizes!

Note:  All Ladybug Crafts Ink cling stamps are currently 70% off!!!  Head over there and see what's left!!!

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of cuddly bear images featuring Billie Bear and Baby Billie that can be used on current day projects to share loving thoughts and wishes.  I've used the newly released digital image named Baby Billie's Blocks on a gift card for a baby boy.

This view shows my Copic-filled image.  I used the Nasty Rag Technique to add Billie's furry texture. Inkssentials Enamel Accents in black adds lively dimension to Billie's eyes.

Layers of Bazzill pastel-colored cardstock are bordered with faux stitching and Best Creation's Sweet Baby glitter double-sided patterned paper to form my card.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Loops Heart edge punch adds a loving border above and below my image.  Provo Craft's Paper Shapers Deckle-edge scissors add some texture to a matting behind the image.  An EK Success Paper Shapers Photo Corner Scallop punch is topped with a Stampendous Class A'Peels Victorian Borders Gold sticker.
The "New Baby" Magnolia Stamps text is surrounded by more of the Class A'Peels gold border stickers.
A Satin Sensations 5/8" Island Blue ribbon border and bow adds bright color while a Prima's pearl centered blue layered daisy, Recollections dark blue Mulberry Paper Roses and small light blue roses are set above a Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish diecut.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Baby Billie's Blocks . . .

The inside includes one of my favorite stamped sentiments from Rubber Cottage called "Every Child" . . .

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 . . .
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes + Option of using Two Stamps" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Use a Sentiment" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
A&T Digital Designs/Emerald Faerie Garden "Ribbons" (here)
Southern Girls "You Can Say That Again (sentiments/quotes)" (here)
One Stop Craft "Flower Power" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Anything Goes" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Floral Delights" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Anything Goes with Ribbon" (here)

Copics used:
bear fur, blocks - B32, B34; nasty rag technique B37
nose - T0, T6, T9
bear pads, blocks - Y21, Y23, Y26
blocks - G20, G24, G28
heart, pin - R22, R24, R29
diaper - E41, E43, 0
airbrushed background - Y21, G24; speckles B37

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

~ Rose


paper fun said...

Very sweet. I love your texture on the bear.
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Joey said...

This is such a sweet card, love the verse. thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Joey xx

cebelica said...

Thisi s very beautiful! I like the design and all the flowers. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Hazel said...

A lovely New Baby card, super design. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Bridie Payne said...

Gorgeous card, I love the flowers

Thanks for stopping by my Blog

Crafty Hugs


Siv said...

Thanks for joining us again Rose! Your card is really cute, and I love the furry look of the bear.
Hope you'll join the next challenge at the SGC too. :)
Hugs Siv

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a sweet new baby card and lovely colours too, thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

MommyScraps said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at CYP this week!

Sally said...

Love your card Rose, especially Billie in blue.
Stunning colouring and love the sentiment
Hugs Sally xxx

alethea said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Jackie said...

Darling baby card! I just love this! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs! I hope you can play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Another awesome creation Rose, and just love the image, such great color choices too! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Kerry said...

This is gorgeous Rose...LOVE Billie in blue lol. Fab border punch and cluster of flowers and the sentiment is beautiful xx