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 . . .

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sizzix Post-it Memo Holder with Some Odd Girl's Sweater Pup

This happy and loving digi critter image called Sweater Pup was designed by Some Odd Girl owner/artist Kristy Dalman.  You can find this pup at the Some Odd Girl online shop here.

I've printed Sweater Pup three times with the intention of paper piecing him for a lovely paper-toile effect.  The pattern for his sweater matches the inside of my project.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.

I adhered Bo Bunny's Tis The Season Treasure double-sided patterned papers over both sides of a piece of chipboard from the back of a paper pack then die cut it using the Sizzix Scoreboards Bigz Memo Holder die.
Here's a view of the front of my completed Post-it Memo Holder showing my use of Sweater Pup, as designed for Some Odd Girl, with a simple snowy, loving Christmas theme.  I've attached a Tim Holtz idea-ology hitch fastener to act as a pull knob for opening.  A paw charm from a Boxer Cat Charm Mix hangs from an eyelet with a mini bell from a jump ring.  A Making Memories Charmed Variety pack provided a wonderful metal snowflake accent.  A Tattered Angels Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance clear stamps set provided the perfect loving sentiment to support my layered Sweater Pup image.

 Here's a view of the back . . .

One of the many, many, many things that I love about using Copic colors is how I can make my stash of white grosgrain ribbon coordinate with my projects. Here I've used the chisel tip of BG13 to add color to both sides of my ribbon for the 3/8" handle and inside 1/4" pencil roll holder. When the Copic color dries, the ribbon is a little stiffer so it holds its shape nicely.

Here's how my Post-its Memo Holder looks when open . . . I've used fabri-tac to adhere two ribbon rolls to the top to secure a removable golf pencil.  The Basic Grey large magnetic discs hold the Post-its Memo Holder closed tightly.

I'm entering this simple, lightly embellished project into the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl "December Sketch" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Snowflakes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Christmas" (here)
Paper Play "Christmas is Coming" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Clean and Simple" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Let It Snow" (here)
Stamptacular Sunday "Anything but a Card" (here) - sentiment is hand stamped
Dream Valley "Christmas" (here)
Divas by Design "Let it Snow" (here)

Copics used:
fur - E41, E43, E47
tongue - R20, R24, R29
sweater - BG11, BG15, BG18
nose - W1, W3, W5
airbrushed background - BG11, R20, BG18

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

~ Rose


Cat's sCrap said...

What a creativity ! Wonderful projects. Your work on your dog is incredible. Bravo ! It's successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charima Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Pam said...

Well, this is just too darn cute! Love the little pup and the purse design of the post it holder. Adorable!

Thank you so very much for playing with us in the Anything But a Card Gift Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So happy that you could join us this week.
:) Pam

Unknown said...

This is amazing Rose. I love the papers, I love the pup...I just love the whole thing. :D I would also love to see how you put it all together, especially the ribbons holding the pencil - genius!

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Perfectly pretty and practical too.
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays.
Chris x

Melissa Bove said...

OMG! This is so adorable!! Just love that sweet little pup! Your coloring is amazing!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Lisa Jane said...

aww - so cute , love the design
Thanks for joining in our CAS challenge at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Berry said...

This is just adorable thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs Rebekah xx

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous project! Beautiful papers and design. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet! what a cute puppy! I love the gorgeous papers and design… so useful too.. it's a fab gift idea! :-)
Thanks for joining in our Challenge at MAWTT this week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Susie said...

A great make - like the Christmas paper - the colours are great! Thanks for joining our Christmas theme at Dream Valley. Susie x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Such a great gift idea and a super cute image too x
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at SFTW and good luck x
Merry Christmas x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Annette Allen said...

wow this is so fun and totally adorable..thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl..

melsanford said...

Gorgeous festive creation! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx