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, September 27, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Apple Berry Digi Bells' Blog Hop

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

How can you win your own Apple Berry digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 10 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, October 4, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, October 5, 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 "no lines" technique (see my How To Print notes at the end of this post) on this newly released Apple Berry digital stamp by Elisabeth Bell to make a scene on a side-step card.  This view shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image after I added Glossy Accents over her pie and the apples in her basket.  I've used the Lifestyle Crafts Large Ovals set to shape my image.

Bazzill's green cardstock is layered with an old Stampin' Up! green apple patterned paper to form my card.  A bit of Creative Imaginations Thin Cherry Real Wood lies beneath my QuicKutz Santa's Workshop window frame and hand pleated apple curtains.  Through the window, you see a few QuicKutz Mini Apples, covered with Glossy Accents, hanging from the branches of a couple of QuicKutz trees from a Santa's Workshop Heritage Accessories set.  I included a layer of a white Memory Box Estate Fence die cut to make the apple trees appear further away.  A few more Glossy Accents-covered mini apples lie at the base of my image while a knotted lace ribbon adds another delicate layer in the top corner.

This view shows the layers of the scenery elements of my side-step card.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Lynne'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:
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Monochrome" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Pretty Ribbons" (here)
Southern Girls "The World in Monochrome" (here)
Creative Craft "Use Ribbon" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Dies and Punches" (here) - everything is OLD except for the digi image
Crafty Ribbons "Monochrome" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Simply Cute" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Favorite Stamp Brand" (here) - Elisabeth Bell Designs

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, pie, basket - E31, E35, E47
apples - YG91, YG95, YG97
leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
hat, top, knickers, apron, mitts, floor background - E40, E41, E43, 0
ribbons atyou Spica Olive
faux suede scribbled wall background - YG91

On 9/27/13, Elisabeth Bell wrote:  "Rooossee, your card is absolutely EXQUISITE!!"

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How to Print Prepare Digital Image for "No Lines" Technique using Photoshop Elements 8
Select File tab; Select Open then select .jpg or .png image
Select Image tab
Slide to Convert Color Profile
Select Convert to (*) Profile

Select Layer tab
Slide to New Adjustment Layer
Select Hue/Saturation
Mode:  Normal Opacity: 50
Adjustments show at right; slide Lightness to far right

Select File tab then Save As:  .jpg copy file then print image
Do NOT save changes to your original .png image or you will LOSE your digi investment!!!

Note:  You may NOT alter the line work of artist-created digital images.  These steps are simply the digital equivalent of stamping a rubberstamp image in gray ink rather than black ink.

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

~ Rose


Carla S. said...

This is awesome, Rose! Love the step design and the fantastic details! Outstanding coloring of the darling new image!

CraftinGranny said...

WOW Rose!!! I'm in awe of this gorgeous side step card and the fantastic scene you've created. Great inspiration for sharing this new digi. "Hugs"

Astrid said...

Gorgeous your card, wow a different one than ussely,
Lovely image.
Hugs Astrid

Karen said...

Rose, your side-step card is fantastic!!! I adore this precious scene you've created for Apple Berry. She looks gorgeous, as does every element of your project. Beautifully done!

Hugs and blessings!

Anonymous said...

I love the apple tree, o sweet
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

Simply divine and love the step card displaying the apple trees and this gorgeous new image is sweet..love it..

Mary Lou said...

Holy Moly Rose!! TSTUNNING~~GORGEOUS~~ I am just speechless :) Hey hunm I hope you are doing well....thoughts of you daily.
God Bless

Unknown said...

What a great and creative card. Love the window and the garden in the background. Love how you have toned the colors.

Crafting Vicky said...

WOW that is one very precious scene. I totally adore the great details and the monochromatic look.

JenniferD said...

OMG She is Stunning and your colouring is Amazing!

Dips said...

Another wonderful card, again super use of dies. Thank you so much for once again entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

Jo Nevill said...

Great card, I love the scene you have created
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x

Gail said...

Oh Rose, I love the take on green apples. This is positively adorable. Your coloring is great on this new little image and this card is so sweet. Fabulous! Hugs, Gail L

heidy said...

Oh wow Rose,this is gogeous!!
Thanks for joining CCt this week!
Hugs Heidy