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, July 19, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Fairy Merrily Digi Bells' Blog Hop

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

How can you win your own Fairy Merrily digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 12 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, July 26, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, July 27, 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 newly released Fairy Merrily digital stamp by Elisabeth Bell on a side-open card.  This view shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image before I painted Diamond Stickles over her wings.

Bazzill's dark purple, light purple and light olive cardstock is layered with both sides of SEI's Diane Evening Tea double-sided patterned paper to form my card.  I used the "beyond the edge" die cutting technique with Lifestyle Crafts Large Ovals set to shape my image and allow her wings and petal tutu to flow over the edges of the oval.  A Crafty Secrets Little Dancer small set sentiment is stamped onto a Lifestyle Crafts Tag It Kit tag that's topped with an Offray 1/8" light green triple ribbon bow.  A Spellbinders Garden Weave die cut adds some movement to the lower right corner while a Zva Creative's green rhinestone swirl peeks out from a few Petaloo Premier The Penny Lane Garden Collection Forget Me Nots in mint to accent the lower left corner.

I printed a reduced scanned version of my colored image onto the lower right of the inside, leaving most of the area blank so I can share handwritten thoughts later.

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:
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Cupcake Craft "Photo Inspiration" (here) - purple, green
Sweet Stamps "Anything Goes" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Creations "Time to Sparkle" (here)
Divas by Design "Tags" (here)
Creative Card Crew "The Great Outdoors" (here)
Oldie But Goodie "In the Garden" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Girly" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Clean and Simple + Ribbon" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
ballet slippers, top, leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25
tutu, flowers - V22, V25, V28
wings - V91, V93, V95, V99, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
flower centers atyou Spica Lemon
airbrushed background YG21, V20

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

~ Rose


Laine said...

Wow Rose, this is so stunning. Love the colour palette and fabulous design.

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Rose! Beautiful papers and details! Outstanding coloring of the sweet new digi!

Mary Lou said...

Rose Rose Rose---I am speechless!! You can take anything and it turns to MAGICAL BEAUTY!!!! Jaw dropping Wonderful!!!!
Hope you are doing better dear
Hugs and happiness

catherine said...

This is really beautiful Rose and love the saying
x catherine

Gail said...

This is gorgeous. It has such a rich hue to the colors and the glitter over the wings just adds to the overall sparkle and grabs the viewer's attention. Absolutely gorgeous card. --Gail

Guild Master Crystal said...

This is beautiful! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the "beyond the edge" technique.

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Unknown said...

A lovely card in such soft colours, thanks for sharing in the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

lynne said...

Your card is beautiful! I love what you did with the wings. Looks fab!
Lynne xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time
Hugs katie x

Pysselbus said...

This is soooo precious and your coloring is nothing short of amazing!! Love the idea of the little image on the inside!!

rovianne said...

So stunning. Love your card

Rosa A said...

Wow! Love this card! And the cute little one on the inside... aw! :-)

NPurdum56 said...

Such a pretty card! I love the "mini" version on the inside! :) Nancee

Anonymous said...

Lovely card!!! Great idea to print the image on the inside too!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Rose. I love the image. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop.

Nonni said...

Stunning card! Your coloring is amazing and the design of the card is fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!

Ea Christiansen said...

What an absolutely stunning card. Love your choice of colors and your coloring... wow amazing. Love how you have used a print of your colored image on the inside. Great idea. And the sentiment is just perfect for this little cutie.

Denise Goeldner said...

Great colour combo and the image is so sweet and pretty hugs xx

Donna said...

Beautiful and pretty card Rose, gorgeous choice of papers and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week and good luck! :) Donna ♥ x

Unknown said...

Stunning.Beautiful image and card.Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Great outdoor challenge hugs Tania xx (DT).

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is absolutely stunning, the colouring is amazing and I love all your embellies and accents.
Kim xXx

* Shell B.* said...

Fantastic Rose.....beautiful design and embellishments used on your card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time this week, good luck....see ya soon!

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Dwie lewe rączki said...

What a great work. I really like the colours. Your colouring is just awsome and the image is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Rebecca Hoy said...

Thanks for joining us in my CAS challenge at Crafty Ribbons Challenge.
Rebecca x

Jan said...

This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is just gorgeous :0) Hugs pops xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Lotte said...

Oh my.... this is stunning. Purple is my absolute favorite color. And you used it beautiful. You have colored her to perfection. Gorgeous! Hugs Lotte

Lynda Nielsen said...

oh my, Rose.... this is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love those rich shades of purple, and deep greens. Soooo beautifully colored. I love how you've added this little sweetie to the inside of the card as well. Just Perfect. =)
Big Hugs,

Emma said...

Gorgeous card & i love the image & how you've added her to the inside aswell. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful colour combination, lovely layout and stunning colouring. Hugs, Wends x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. I love the adorable image, design and colour scheme and of course the lovely tag.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon . x

Sandy said...

So very, very sweet!

Delphine said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautifully coloured and designed! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx