Each day of our lives we make deposits
in the memory banks of our children.
~ Charles R. Swindoll
Early in my parent's marriage they started emptying their pocket change every night to feed Rosie, the piggy bank that sat on their dresser. When we kids were little, Dad handed us the coins and let us feed her. Yeah, I was easily entertained; I thought it was a treat. The tradition of Rosie's nightly feedings stuck even after all us kids grew up and out of the house.
Though he was definitely frugal in other ways, Dad made sure Rosie's coins were only used for fun, frivolous things. I still have her as a keepsake of all the fun adventures she gave us.
It makes kind of a weird wedding gift, but I like to give newlyweds their own Rosie with a note about her history. It's my way of wishing them nothing but sweetness, happiness, and fun, frivolous adventures!
Here's the inside of the card with a gift card pocket to help keep any Rosie well nourished.
It's time for a new sketch challenge at My Favorite Things, and this one was perfect for my piggy bank card.
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My big circles are covered with fine, transparent glitter to resemble coins for Rosie. The coin in the little doll's hand is colored with a Copic Marker (W1) and then colored again with a clear Spica Glitter Pen. The little girl is Copic colored, paper pieced and fussy cut. I painted clear lacquer over her piggy bank to give it a porcelain look.
Here are the other My Favorite Things products I used.
The finished size is 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" and here are the other ingredients.
- Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! pastels (chalk)
- Paper: American Craft Dear Lizzy Neopolitan.
- Accessories: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Buttons
- Copic Markers: E00, E50 and E51 for skin; YR21 and YR24 for hair; W1 and Clear Spica for coin.
- Misc.: Glitter Ritz Transparent Mirco Fine Cool Highlight glitter; Diamond Glaza dimensional adhesive; Sookwang adhesive sheet; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder