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, January 19, 2014

Card Art with Copics: Crafty Sentiments Opening Presents

I've had this lovely Crafty Sentiments Opening Presents rubberstamp for quite some time and this is the first time I've inked her up.  I love how she's brought her teddy to the unwrapping of the gift as dear teddy is obviously very important to her.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I've used a negative mask for the Nasty Rag technique to add some natural-looking fuzz to my teddy bear.

There's alot going on throughout the layers of this particular card and for the most part it turned out as I imagined it would.

I laid the folded half of my white paper just along the inside cut line of the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and Bookplates die so I could form my tag-shaped card.  I embossed the Spellbinders Heart Circles die to form a frame on the front of my card.  Once the embossing was done, I used the Spellbinders Large Standard Circle set to cut a circle for my window.

A piece of transparency adhered to the back becomes my window.  My handmade floral additions are made using Cheery Lynn Designs' Baby's Breath Flower Kit and Tiny Flower Kit, layered with some Punch Bunch small and mini birch leaves.  All flowers are lightly painted with a thin coat of Star Dust Stickles.

Three strips of 1/8" Wondertape are covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Aquamarine and Sunset glitter along with Stickles Dry Glitter in Lagoon to form my sparkling stripes at the base.

A Marvy small balloon punch acts as a tag topper with a gold eyelet and a bit of yellow ribbon tied through it.  A Close To My Heart Just a Number set sentiment is popped up above my window.

The left side of the interior shows TPC Studio Party Hearty Birthday Candles paper with a machine sewed zig zag stitch of metallic thread.  This is my first time using a sewing machine for the zig zag stitch and I have no idea how the corners are supposed to look.  I did try my best as I think the zig zag adds some pizzazz to a zesty party feeling.

My Crafty Sentiments "Opening Presents" image is stamped on the right side with a Morning Star sprinkled day sentiment just above my Copic-filled image.  A multi-striped ribbon is tied through that balloon punch tag topper.

I ran my die cut Memory Box Butterfly Chain upside down through my xyron "X" to make the front of the butterflies sticky.  I used the same glitter as I used for the stripes on the front of the card to color my sparkling butterfly border.

Because Copic inks are known to seep through the paper and will show on the back of your project, once my coloring was done, I adhered an extra clean piece of white tag to cover that bleed-through . . .

This view shows how the card front looks when the card is closed.  You get a glimpse of the lovely little lady through the window.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "New Stash, New Year" (here) - Cheery Lynn's tiniest flowers EVER!
Crafty Sentiments "Anything Goes" (here) Add #6 after name
Tuesday Throwdown "Stripes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Emboss It!" (here) - embossed heart circle around window
Divas by Design "Use Ribbons" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Warm It Up!" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Happy Birthday" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Favorite Style" (here) - Shaped Cards
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Stitching" (here)
Through the Purple Haze "Anything Goes" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
bows, spots - YR12, YR15, YR18
shirt, shorts - BG11, BG15, BG18
gift bow - Y11, Y15, Y18, Y28
gift paper - BG72, BG75, BG78
teddy bear - R22, R59 (Nasty Rag Technique)
nose - W3, W0, W5
airbrushed background - W3, BG13, Y13, Y00

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

~ Rose

Friday, January 17, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Me Time 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 Me Time digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 10 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, January 24, 2014 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

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 Me Time 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.

I'll be back soon to add the photos showing how I've used this wonderful image on my project.

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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).

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

~ Rose