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, March 18, 2014

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: For a Special Lady

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

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of Nikki and Friends digital images featuring a lovely young lady that sometimes includes pets and/or her boyfriend.  I've found Nikki and Friends to be perfect for using on current day projects to share loving thoughts and wishes with some of my favorite young ladies.  I've used Chatty Nikki to create a tent card to send to someone who is very special to me.

This view shows my Copic-filled image . . .

Layers of Bazzill Piglet pink and Forest green cardstock with Authentique's "Lovely" 6x6 bundle Collection double-sided patterned paper form my card.  A bit of faux stitching creates a border around the very pretty rose bouquet pattern.  I considered adding store bought roses and bling but I didn't want to cover the pretty bouquets.

I've threaded a strip of Offray's 3/8" spring moss ribbon through the Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Quick Border Craft Punch "Ribbon Stitch" cassette base.  A bow is made of the same ribbon.  A Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles die set adds shape to my image.  A couple of my favorite older Motivet rubberstamps called I Just Wanted To Tell You and You Mean the World To Me seemed perfect to use with this image.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Nikki and Friends Chatty Nikki . . .

The inside coordinates with the front and includes space to add a handwritten note . . .

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:
Simon Says Stamp! "Mothers Day or Special Girl" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Girls, Girls, Girls" (here)
Allsorts "Pretty in Pink" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Mothers Day or Special Girl" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "To A Special Lady" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Ribbons and Bows" (here)
ABC "H is for Hair" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "TicTacToe" (here) - CAS, Digi, DieCuts

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
ottoman, phone - Y13, Y15, Y19
shirt - R81, R83, R85, R89
leggings - BG93, BG96, BG99
dog - E31, E35, E37
book - E41, E42, 0
ground shadow - W5, W3, W1, W0
airbrushed background - BG90

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

~ Rose


Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love, love this card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and the sentiment is perfect for the image. Love the gentle colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Rose! Fab image, great design, amazing colouring!!
Now wearing DT hat - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Whimsey said...

What great colors; I love this Nikki image; your card is fabby!!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, lovely papers and love the ribbon border die.

Kath x

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card for a Special Lady!
I love the image & the colours!
Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Awwww Rose...this is such a lovely card. I love the image and the sentiment inside and out. Great job on the colours and colouring too. Wonderful creation.

Thanks for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great image and a fab card, love the way you have threaded the ribbon, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons, i have some candy on offer

Debi said...

A lovely card. What a wonderful image for a young lady. Your coloring is marvelous especially the shadows. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck and hope you'll join us again next week.
Debi DT

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this, Rose! The image is so beautifully coloured, it pops off the card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Mother's Day or Special Girl!

meine-bastelarena said...

Gorgeous card. Love your gentle color choice. Thank you for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

brenda said...

This certainly is very Pretty in Pink Rose, a really gorgeous creation and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Craftnut said...

Lovely card for our pretty in pink challenge, thanks for joining us allsorts Tracy xx

Sally said...

Wow your colouring never ceases to amaze me. Love this card and such a great image. The threaded ribbon woks really well too.
Hope you are OK. Hoping to finally give Zentangle a go this week :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Anne Lise said...

Cute card. I love the idea with the ribbon. Thank you so much for joining OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again! ~Anne Lise ~

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at ABC challenges H is for Hair - good luck!!! Carol

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A great image and beautiful attention to detail. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Gail said...

Hi Rose = Thank you for joining TTD this week - your card is lovely - like the ribbon through the cut very much! I wish you the best on the draw - have a great week! Gail DT