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 . . .

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Witches

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Witches.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND an exclusive stamp from Whiff of Joy!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image with a few highlights added with a Sakura Gelly Roll medium White marker . . .

Layers of Bazzill Raven black and Green Bling with patterned sheets from Little Yellow Bicycle's (LYB) Frightful 8x8 tablet form my side-open card.  A Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die cut of black netting lies behind the Lifestyle Crafts Large Circle shaped image.  An EK Success Whale of a Punch Photo Corner Scallop of Doodlebug Design's black sugar paper is popped up in an upper corner.

A journaling frame from the LYB Frightful tablet, matted with black glossy paper, holds a black paper covered chipboard bat from a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations "Bewitching Hour" die.  A few handmade flowers made from a Punch Bunch small blossom and birch leaf with a pearl center are lightly painted with Star Dust Stickles to add sparkle to the other upper corner.

A "bewitching" bracket from the LYB Frightful tablet lies beneath a bow made from Michaels' 3/8" Celebrate It black metallic ribbon and another handmade flower from a Cheery Lynn Build-a-Flower #1 die set with Punch Bunch extra large birch and medium oak leaves painted with Star Dust Stickles for wonderful glimmer.  A couple of QuicKutz digital image pumpkin vines, cut by my Silhouette electronic cutter are spritzed with Tattered Angels Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist to add a swirling border.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Little Witch with a Broom clear stamp image . . . There's amazing sparkle, shimmer and glimmer all over this card - it's a shame that I couldn't capture it in the photos.

Here's a view of the inside of my card . . .

You can find more inspiration using Elisabeth Bell's digital images at the Digi Bells Design Team blog here and many rubberstamp and clear stamp images at the Elisabeth Bell's World challenge blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Ribbon" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "Spooky" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Halloween or Halloween Colors" (here)
Crafty Creations "Halloween Characters" (here)
Divas by Design "Spooked" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Spooktacular" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Southern Girls "Shine On" (here)
Stampin' For the Weekend "Something Spooky" (here)
Fashionable Stamping "Make a Card" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
broom handle, pumpkin stems - E31, E35, E37
broom bristles - Y21, Y26, Y28 + atyou Spica Gold
pumpkins, clothing trim - E02, E04, E09
hat, cloak - V20, V22, V25, V28
clothing trim - G40, G43, G46
spider, web - atyou Spica Silver
airbrushed background - Y21

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

~ Rose

Sunday, October 20, 2013

MiC and LMM Freebie Challenge - Graffiti Party

Make It Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps are hosting a Graffiti Party and provided this amazing free MiC and LMM artwork to those who want to participate.

I was so inspired by Lynne K's screen card (here), that I decided to use these fun Little Miss Muffet and Make It Crafty Graffiti Party images on my own screen card:

This was my first attempt at making a screen card.  DCWV white core cardstock allowed for a bit of detail to show when sanded.  Zutter's 1/2" Round-it-All corner rounder softened my tops.  The base of the large tag from a Sizzix Traditional Combo Tags die cut through all four panels to square off the bottoms.  I lost a leg or two while running the panels through the die cut machine to emboss with Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bricked Texture Fade then lightly sanded the raised bricks.  A golden leaf charm hangs from a jump ring on a hemp bow. A Sakura Gelly Roll medium white pen adds some sharp highlights to my eyeglasses and graffiti letters.  A Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stuff to Say sentiment fits nicely on the last panel.

Other than my loss of legs, I like the embossed look of the background.  I need to work on reinforcing and strengthening the legs to be able to hold the weight of my images and heavier embellishments on future screen cards.  They do make nice displays for scenery.

Individual panels . . .

Humpty Dumpty in Da Hood

Part1 of MiC's Urban Scene

Part2 of MiC's Urban Scene

LMM Graffiti word

You've got to pop over to the Make It Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps Graffiti Party blog and see the amazing artwork using the MiC and LMM images entered there!

I'm adding this screen card to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion "Embossing" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes and Blogaversary" (here)

Copics used:
brick wall - E71, R46, R59, E79, R20
gate, eyeglass lenses - C1, C3, C5
egg - E41, E43, 0
tires, eyeglass frames - T0, T6, T9
hoodie outfit, sneakers - E57, E51
sidewalk, curb, between bricks - W3, W1
top of wall - C3, C1
graffiti and paint cans - FV2, FB2, FBG2, FYR1, FYG2, V22, B23, BG23, Y23, C6
airbrushed cement wall - W3
airbrushed speckles - N6


Many thanks to Zoe and Barbara . . . I won the Graffiti Collection from LMMS & the Urban Characters from MiC!   These extremely talented artists liked my screen card for use of their images and THAT means alot to me!!!
As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Friday, October 18, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Li'l Witch on the Moon 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 Li'l Witch on the Moon digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 11 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 25, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, October 26, 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 this sweet little witch on a side-open card.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image with Golden Rod Stickles painted over the moon and Star Dust Stickles over the ghosts.  My image is shaped using Lifestyle Crafts large circles dies.

A bit of We R Memory Keepers Black Widow paper pack patterned paper is layered with Bazzill cardstock in black, sage and rust.  A 15/16" sheer gold metallic ribbon and black pointed cotton lace forms a border to ground my image.  An iridescent orange/black sheer ribbon bow is my only embellishment.

Here's how the inside looks . . .

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your final stop at the Digi Bells Design Team 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:
Creative Card Crew "Sun, Moon and Stars" (here) - Moon and Stars
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Ribbon" (here)
Crafty Creations "Sparkle and Shine" (here)
A&T Digi Des/Emerald Faeries "Sparkle" (here)
Delicious Doodles "Non-Scary Halloween" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Autumn Colors" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Autumn/Fall Colours!" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Happy Halloween Hues" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Anything Goes with Ribbon" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
broom handle - E31, E35, E37
broom bristles - Y21, Y26, Y28
stars, dress, hat - YG91, YG93, YG95
hat band, patches - E02, E04, E09
(moon - painted with Golden Rod Stickles; ghosts - painted with Star Dust Stickles)

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

~ Rose

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge and New Release: Skinny Malinkys

The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is Anything Goes. Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win a special LCI prize (and an extra special prize if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

Today is a very big Ladybug Crafts Ink event as we're sharing half of the new release of Skinny Malinky images!  To celebrate the newest additions to the fabulous Ladybug Crafts Ink digital collection (here), the Lovely Ladybugs are hosting a "blog not-a-hop." - LOL!!!  (Kerry stated that it is NOT a hop but you have to hop to collect the letters; so, with all due respect to Head Ladybug Kerry, I'm calling it a "blog not-a-hop.")

How can you win all 12 of your own Skinny Malinky  digital images?  You'll have to visit EACH blog, note the bloggers' assigned letter(s), put the word(s) together and email your response to Head Ladybug Kerry at lcichallengeblog@aol.com. [You can find the 11 other blogs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge blog (here)].

You've got to hop over to the challenge blog to see how the Lovely Ladybugs have shown their use of several of the newly released images!

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I've had the pleasure of working with Etta to create a softly embellished gift bag.

This view shows my Copic-filled ''no lines" image and a closer view of my Stamps by Judith stamped sentiment . . .

I've layered pieces of Anna Griffin's ornament patterned paper with cardstock to cover the pre-printed store info and recycle a gift bag that my niece gave to me last year.  Fuzzy and hemp twisted trim adds a border at the top and bottom.  A huge Prima Lollipop Candies flower with a jewel in the center is my only other embellishment.

Here's a view of the completed front of my recycled gift bag showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Etta . . . with such a neutral background, Etta in brights stands out very well.

If you like to not-a-hop in order then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Sally's blog (here).  You can find the 11 other blogs with the design teams' fabulous creations at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge blog (here)].

Oh yeah, my letter is L.

I'm entering this gift bag into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday "Neutral Zone" (here)
Winter Wonderland "Wrap It Up" (here)
Stampin' For the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Ribbon" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes" (here)

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
tires, seat, foot runner - T0, T6, T9
chrome parts - C1, C3, C5
pants, jacket, boots - E51, E55, E59
helmet, scarf, gloves, bags - RV23, RV14, RV19
scooter, bags - BG11, BG15, BG18
bags, headlight - Y32, Y35, Y38
bags - R21, R24, R29
bags - B21, B24, B28
background faux suede - N4, W2

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

~ Rose

Friday, October 4, 2013

Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge: Use a Hannah Lynn Image

The design team over at the Crafts and Me Stamps' challenge blog wants to see how you use Hannah Lynn images on your projects.  Hannah Lynn is sponsoring this challenge and a randomly selected entry will receive a wonderful signed 8x10 inch matte photo print direct from Hannah herself! You can find out more about this challenge and sponsor here.

I've used the newly released digital image named Payton by Hannah Lynn on a double gatefold card with a window.  Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

Bazzill's light blue and green cardstock is layered with Imaginisce double-sided balloon/spots patterned paper to create my card.  My image is shaped to be seen through a window formed using a Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles die set.  A 5/8" Satin Sensations Island Blue ribbon bow provides an element to hang a vintage "sweet thing" charm from a Tim Holtz idea-ology Trinket Pin.
Here's a view of the front of my card when closed showing how I've used the Payton digital mermaid image . . .

This view shows my double gatefold card with windows on each side as it stands open and ready for display.

You've got to hop over to the Crafts and Me Stamps Challenge blog to see how the amazingly talented Design Team has shown their use of Crafts and Me Stamps Hannah Lynn images.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion "Add a Little Charm" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "F is for ____?" (here) - fancy folds, fantasy, fun, face, fin
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Something Blue" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "Favorite Technique or Colors" (here) - Fancy Folds, Brights
Simon Says Stamp! "Going Dotty" (here) - Dots throughout background paper and on clothing
Fab 'n Funky "Ribbon" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Anything Goes with Ribbon" (here)
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
headband, top, fin - B21, B24, B26
leaves, tail, fin - G02, G05, G09
faux suede background - BG53

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

~ Rose