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, June 24, 2014

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge and New Release: Can O' Blooms

The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is Anything Goes. Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win a special LCI prize (and an extra special prize if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

Today is a very big Ladybug Crafts Ink event as we're sharing the new release of LCI's Bloomin' Fabulous whimsy floral images!  To celebrate the newest additions to the fabulous Ladybug Crafts Ink digital collection (here), the Lovely Ladybugs are showing off their use of the some of these fabulous images.

How can you win some of your favorite Bloomin' Fabulous digital images? Leave your comment at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog and name your favorite Bloomin' Fabulous image.  One randomly selected winner will win all 12 of the new release images and five others will win their choice of two of these images.  You've got to be in it to win it!!!

Hop over to the challenge blog to begin your route to see how the Lovely Ladybugs have shown their use of several of the newly released images!

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I've had the pleasure of working with Can O' Blooms to create a bold and beautiful, easel card gift box.  This view shows my Copic-filled image surrounded by Stampendous Chiffon, Sage and Taupe Color Fragments mixed with Ranger's clear embossing powder.

I used my Sizzix Bigz Pro Die Box with Lid #2 to die cut Bazzill green cardstock to form my box. 1/4" red line double-sided tape is strong enough to hold the box together.  I added an additional die cut box top to form my easel card then used Best Creations Inc Circus Dots from their Circus Circus line to add splashes of bold color to my box and card.

Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles and Large Scalloped Circles shape my image.  A Cheery Lynn Designs Heartland America Large heart adds a bit of love and sunshine to an upper corner.  Whimsy Stamps Friendship Ticket Sentiments "sending hugs" is die cut with their Ticket Die.

Now all my box needs is a lovely gift, perhaps candy, and it's ready for sharing sweet and loving thoughts.

Here's a view of the completed front of my easel card box showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Can O' Blooms image. . .

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "You Gotta Have Friends" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Southern Girls "Punches and/or Die Cuts" (here)
Wags 'n Whiskers "Fancy Folds" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Bold and Beautiful" (here)
Bunny Zoes "Layers" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "I Ought to Use This More" (here)

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Copics used:
leaves - G40, G43, G46, G82, G85
flowers - V91, V93, V95, V99
handles - YR21, YR24, YR27
watering can - E50, E51, E53, E55

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

~ Rose