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, March 21, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Giddy Up Pony Digi Bells' Blog Hop

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

How can you win your own Giddy Up Pony digi image? You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog. [You can find the full list of 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, March 28, 2014 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

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

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I've used this playful little lady dressed in her cowgirl outfit, complete with pony, on a side-open card.  Here's a closer view of my partly Copic-filled image .

A bit of Bazzill Night Mist dark blue and brown cardstock are layered with TLC's vacation plaid background and sparkle patterns designer papers.  A Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die cut lies behind my image.  Tan seam binding provides a border and bow.  Two Whimsy Stamps' The Fun Life Tickets 2 sentiments are die cut with their Ticket Die then attached using Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher staples.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to follow the blog hop route at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, pony face and stick - E31, E35, E47
hat, belt, boots, pony hair - E13, E17, E19
pants , hat, patches - B91, B97 (fade with lightest color technique)
shirt, belt, bandanas - E50, E53, E55
flowers - YR20, YR23, YR27
ground, bandanas - YG11, YG13, YG17

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

~ Rose

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge: For a Special Lady

The current challenge by the Lovely Ladybugs over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge is to create a project for a special lady.  Hop over to enter your project for a chance to win TWO cling stamps (or FOUR if you use a Ladybug Crafts image!). You can find out more about this challenge and the wonderfully talented Ladybugs here.

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Ladybug Crafts Ink carries a fabulous line of Nikki and Friends digital images featuring a lovely young lady that sometimes includes pets and/or her boyfriend.  I've found Nikki and Friends to be perfect for using on current day projects to share loving thoughts and wishes with some of my favorite young ladies.  I've used Chatty Nikki to create a tent card to send to someone who is very special to me.

This view shows my Copic-filled image . . .

Layers of Bazzill Piglet pink and Forest green cardstock with Authentique's "Lovely" 6x6 bundle Collection double-sided patterned paper form my card.  A bit of faux stitching creates a border around the very pretty rose bouquet pattern.  I considered adding store bought roses and bling but I didn't want to cover the pretty bouquets.

I've threaded a strip of Offray's 3/8" spring moss ribbon through the Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Quick Border Craft Punch "Ribbon Stitch" cassette base.  A bow is made of the same ribbon.  A Lifestyle Crafts Large Circles die set adds shape to my image.  A couple of my favorite older Motivet rubberstamps called I Just Wanted To Tell You and You Mean the World To Me seemed perfect to use with this image.

Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Nikki and Friends Chatty Nikki . . .

The inside coordinates with the front and includes space to add a handwritten note . . .

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp! "Mothers Day or Special Girl" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Girls, Girls, Girls" (here)
Allsorts "Pretty in Pink" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Mothers Day or Special Girl" (here)
One Stitch at a Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Ooh La La Creations "To A Special Lady" (here)
Crafty Ribbons "Ribbons and Bows" (here)
ABC "H is for Hair" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "TicTacToe" (here) - CAS, Digi, DieCuts

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
ottoman, phone - Y13, Y15, Y19
shirt - R81, R83, R85, R89
leggings - BG93, BG96, BG99
dog - E31, E35, E37
book - E41, E42, 0
ground shadow - W5, W3, W1, W0
airbrushed background - BG90

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

~ Rose