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, August 25, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Sizzling Summer Days

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Sizzlin' Summer Days projects.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND a prize from Whimsy Stamps!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

This sweet little lady shares a picnic snack with her bunny friend while they wait to watch the amazing interaction of colors in a spectacular show performed by nature's sun set.  You can find this wonderful rubberstamp image designed by Elisabeth Bell for the Whimsy Stamps Little Cottage Cuties Collection here.  This image evokes a peaceful feeling for me and I suspect the recipient of my card using this image will feel the same.  I intend to share this card with someone who is handling a difficult situation in the hopes that they'll find comfort through my card art.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .

Cosmo Cricket's Love Notes - Always patterned paper is layered with Bazzill autumn-toned cardstock to form my easel card.  An Offray 5/8" green paper ribbon provides a grounding element for my cluster of Close To My Heart Mini Medley Chocolate Shades flowers with brad centers and Sweet Stamps Sweet Cuts Elegant Leaves die cuts.  A double and offset die cut of Sweet Stamps Sweet Cuts Mini Medallion in orange and green draws the setting sun out of my image and onto my card front and base.  A few simple brads accent the upper left corner.

I ran the Sweet Stamps Sweet Cuts Flutterby No. 2 die cuts through my Xyron "x" twice then covered the sticky surface with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Crystal Ice Glitter for amazing sparkle.  Ranger's Inkssentials Black Enamel Accent gives shiny dimension to the butterfly body and antennae.

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Sunset Rose rubberstamp image . . .

The base of the card includes a lovely multi-font stamped sentiment from Stamp Oasis . . .

Here's a view of my easel card, open and ready for display . . .

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:
Sweet Stamps "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Creations Challenges "Shabby Chic" (here)
Whimsy Stamps "Clean and Simple" (here)
Charisma Cardz "More Than One Fold" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Southern Girls "The Warm Fuzzies" (here)
Stampin' For the Weekend "Butterflies" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Flower Power" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, basket, bunny - E31, E35, E47
roses on hat - E02, E04, E08
leaves on hat - BG93, BG95, BG99
ground grass - BG90, 0
dress, bonnet, sun - E93, E95, E97, E99
airbrushed sky - Y00, YR01, R21, B52, W5

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

~ Rose

Friday, August 23, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Sweet Surprises 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 Sweet Surprises 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, August 30, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

Reminder: Buying then sharing digital images is theft. Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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I do not want my delay in posting my photos showing how I've used Elisabeth's newest Sweet Surprises digital image to interfere with your participation in the blog hop.  So please tell me how much you love this new image and hop along.

Here's a view of my Copic-filled image.  I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio Set as masks when airbrushing my background.

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Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented MaryLou's blog (here). For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

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

~ Rose