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, December 31, 2013

My 2013 Blog Year In Review

I spent some time reviewing my 2013 blog posts and sadly my blogging shows that my health has been poorly this year.  Unfortunately I was not able to meet many of my design team commitments.  I'm grateful to the design teams of Crafts and Me Stamps, the Digi Bells of Elisabeth Bell's Designs and the lovely ladybugs of Ladybug Crafts Ink who have been patient with me while I recover as they have allowed me to continue to participate on their teams whenever I can.  I am on the mend and expect to show more projects in 2014 as I enjoy being part of introducing more of their amazing images.

I began the year as a more-experienced blogger. I continue to be inspired by you uber-talented artists who show work that I've come to know and love.  Some of my favorite 2013 occasions and projects are included below.  Basic card art rocks and fancy folds and other projects are especially fun and exciting to see!  I still enjoy my classically-shabby style - LOL!!!

There are five individual cards shown below so I enter this post in Debby's My Favourite Five of 2013 for a chance to win her fabulous favorite things candy.  (You can click on each pic to link to the posts for more details.)

Enter until Jan. 11, 2014

In January, I enjoyed rockin' in the New Year with KennyK's ElenaK . . .


February shows my use of the lovely Martini Nikki and several of my coordinating handmade flowers that I really love to make . . .


In March I was officially crowned as a Ladybug with a beautiful tiara - LOL!!!  This tag using Queen of Hearts seemed appropriate to celebrate.


I had way too much fun adding stamped seasonal scenery through the window of Window Seat Billie and paper-piecing drapes to coordinate . . . (winter, spring, summer, fall)

In May, I played around with Photoshop until I learned how to merge digital images.  This example shows Geraldine in Paris . . .


I struggled through the Summer but was able to begin Christmas-time cards using this 'Twas the Night Before Christmas image . . .


I was honored to accept a guest design team spot at Sweet Stampin' for the month of September then sadly I was unable to meet their needs for my final week.  I did however add my first "no lines technique" on a scenic side-step card . . .


When MiC and LMM hosted their first Graffiti Party, I couldn't wait to challenge myself by using their urban images and created my first screen card . . .


Finally in December, I got inky and messy and had a ton of fun working on this alcohol-inked, stamped, ornament-window tag . . .


While I've been unwell, unmotivated and less than creative, it's been another wonderful year in papercrafting and blogging.

I am ever grateful for your kind words, encouragement and inspiration throughout 2013.

Here's wishing you a happy and healthy New Year that's overflowing with all good things!

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

~ Rose


Desire Fourie said...

Rose this is a wonderful selection of creations and a great reflection of your beautiful creative style. {I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Wishing you a wonderful 2014 and may it be all you want it to be. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous Rose!! Hope you are feeling better!! Hey girl...CONGRATS on your Whimsy winnings!!!!! So happy for YOU!!! Happy New Year!!!!
with love...mary lou

coops said...

all so stunning roses.fabulous designs and colouring :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful creations Rose
Thank you for joining in with My Favourite Five of 2013