Tiny Miracles

I’ll be straight with you, I’m going through a little episode of Crafters A.D.D. – my daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, wholeheartedly agrees with me.   I  have several projects started but haven’t brought any of them to a close – I keep jumping from one to another – sorry.  Just a little distracted, but it will work it’s way out soon!!    In the meantime, instead of being stuck, I moved on  to do something a little bit more manageable – it’s simple but definitely my speed for right now.  Last month I received some adorable classic, petite dies in the mail, squeal!!  It all came together on my desk and I think it was more therapeutic for me to stamp it than it will be to show it or give it away.  I like it when things work that way :-)


I’m using a Victorian Oval Die from Flourishes along with a sentiment from their Flower and Frames stamp set.

To recap my card from the bottom up stack these layers – card base 5-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, foam tape (optional), peach matting layer 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, design paper 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, foam tape (optional), peach matting layer 3-3/4″ x 5″, brown matting layer 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, design paper 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″, foam tape (optional), die cut layer.  Attach ribbons and stamp sentiment at appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps: Flourishes – Friends and Frames
Craft Paper: EK Success Putty, Peach, ByDigital – Ice Sheet
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Die,  Seam Binding, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Recollections 
Pearls, Lace,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

My weekend has been full of cheerful people placed in my path, just when I needed it. Thank you for tiny miracles :-)

  • PamelaMay 19, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Too funny. I was just searching for you in my reader to look up where you showed how to use the wax paper. Since you did that, Becca, I have bought a few more Memory Box Dies and I am in love. Thank you sooooo much for your help. One more time please tell us the order of where to place the wax paper and I saw on utube someone using 2 pieces. I just love all your work.

    • Becca FeekenMay 19, 2013 - 4:55 pm

      Hi Pamela, yes it makes a lot of difference. The other day I sat on the sofa and cut my wax paper into ready to use pieces ;-) You want to be sure to place you wax paper between the paper you are cutting and the die itself. Hope this helps :-)ReplyCancel

  • NadineMay 19, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    fabulous xxxxReplyCancel

  • TheresaMay 19, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 19, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    SOOO LOVELY & VINTAGEY BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! :) When you said “Tiny Miracles,” I THOUGHT it’d be a BABY CARD!!!!!!! LOL :)ReplyCancel

  • Susie BentzMay 19, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    I didn’t know there was any other way to create except for bouncing from project to project! This is a lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • RitaMay 19, 2013 - 5:41 pm

    Stunning card Mecca. I love how you have put it all together. Hugs Rita xxxxxReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMay 19, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    This is a stunning card! Thank you, for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka RMay 19, 2013 - 6:22 pm

    This is gorgeous! Love the frame.ReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 19, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    As always you come through with something beautiful. Card AHDA is something I experience once a month. Thought I am not a DT person, it hinders me to no end, not to complete a task.. Walk away for a few hours and return with a new perspective….helps me. God be with you and continue to give us a bit of your love.ReplyCancel

  • sherrieMay 19, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous card! Wow, your colors, papers and ribbon is absolutely stunning:) Love your work~
    Sherrie K

  • ann robbinsMay 19, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    WOW, I like that paper and such a cute little die. I didn’t think you used anything but Spellbinders! This is so beautiful. I know what you mean about the Crafters ADD. I got up this morning and decided that the wedding card I was making for my nail tech who is getting married Saturday, I needed to finish her card and went to find the new pens I had just bought to sign the card. When I opened and removed the cap, two huge globs of pink ink went right on one part of the card. So after dinner tonight I got it out and had to do some minor reconstruction on it. Some days it just doesn’t pay to try to do much crafting LOL!!
    Becca, I really like you giving the deminsions of the paper as you stack it – something I was always wondering about so glad to see that new change to your blog.

  • KishaMay 19, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    Beautiful beautiful card! Your cards are always mouth dropping gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • EffieMay 19, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    Beautiful! I know how you feel, after the Mega Meet last weekend (awesome by the way) bought soooo much stuff, can’t figure out where to put it, hahaha.
    Working on my PHD-projects half done! Don’t you love that, bought a t-shirt with that on it. We’ll just keep plugging away, little by little.
    God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 19, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    Your cards are always beautiful, but this new touch lately Becca is just outstanding. Love the really feminine girlie girl vintage that you have been doing. Is it the digi papers that added flair. Maybe so, but what ever it is, I am so loving it. I am getting a real laugh out of your A.D.D comment. It must be contagious, because I do this all the time. I have so many projects that I start, and then somewhere in the process it just isn’t turning out like I think it should and I set them aside. Problem is I don’t revisit them!!!! I just totally loose interest in them at that point. LOL

  • Trish AveryMay 19, 2013 - 9:11 pm

    Becca I just love the feminine look of this card, love the papers you have used, your bow (which of course is excellent) to the lovely Button? you have used on your bow. just outstanding. I also have many projects started and not finished. one day….ReplyCancel

  • Lori AMay 19, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    Outstanding and soooo pretty!!! Give yourself permission to be stuck… it’s OK :) You are beautiful just the way you are – as well as the creations you make ?ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 19, 2013 - 11:03 pm

    Beautiful card!! I think being stuck is part of the crafting process!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowMay 20, 2013 - 12:13 am

    Speaking as a lifetime, undiscovered ADD, I can emapthize….for a moment anyway :) Your work and tutorials are so special. I have been following you since your first year and your creativity amazes me still.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 20, 2013 - 12:20 am

    Hey. Who cares about ADD. You start as many projects as you like, as long as it keeps you creating beautiful stuff like this card. It is just lovely! So do whatever it takes to keep the creation process going :-DReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 20, 2013 - 1:32 am

    Exquisite – a very victoriana feel about I think – love it. Its strange how some projects just come together by themselves almost and others you have to really think about and fiddle with – but that’s part of the joy of it, although sometimes it doesn’t feel like it!! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 20, 2013 - 1:58 am

    Your card is so pretty. But then, that’s not anything new. Everything you do is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 20, 2013 - 3:41 am

    Morning Becca, Another stunning card, lovely colours and layering, gorgeous sentiment, and stunning bow and lace, LOVE IT.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • loftylassMay 20, 2013 - 4:34 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca. Lovely understated victorian feel to it.
    (I thought ADD was part of crafting anyway!!! – it all adds to the mystery.)
    Love all the measurements you give by the way
    Heather (UK)

  • Colleen HowellMay 20, 2013 - 4:59 am

    Yet another card I simply adore, it is so pretty. I love the colors you chose the stamped message I need right now. Simply wonderful, where do you get all of your pins and the embellishments on top of the bow. I need some of those for my mounting collection, lol. I will be pinning this one for sure!!ReplyCancel

  • NikkiMay 20, 2013 - 5:04 am

    Ohhh Wow!!!! this is stunning:) just beautiful x these colours are just gorgeous x Thank you for sharing
    Nikki xReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 20, 2013 - 5:55 am

    I’m a-loving the pinks and vintage! But then, I don’t think there’s a style that you cannot do to perfection :o)
    A superb sentiment for a ‘blessings’ card too, methinks!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Debbie BMay 20, 2013 - 6:37 am

    I love your card today. It is quite dainty and beautiful (as always)! You should really do some sort of class showing us how you come up with all of your ideas for layering. That would be a great class!ReplyCancel

  • tina phillipsMay 20, 2013 - 6:44 am

    This is gorgeous! I can relate to the crafty ADD! I have sooo many ideas sketched onto paper and several half finished projects laying around my house or piled up on my desk.ReplyCancel

  • Mau xxMay 20, 2013 - 6:55 am

    oh yes been there a few times Becca, Sometimes I wonder if some of my ideas and projects will ever get finished.
    Beautiful card though and love the stamp.
    Huge Hugs Mau xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 20, 2013 - 8:08 am

    I think, we´ve all been there from time to time Becca, and when I look at my table, I also have several ongoing projects most of the time, so I think, it´s pretty normal for all crafters now and then, and you don´t need to feel sorry about that. This card here is sooo beautiful too, and sometimes, we all needs to just make something a bit more fast and simple just to also actually finish something a little faster some times, and I just love, how this turned out too, really beautiful work as always hun.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMay 20, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I have the same problem projects on my desk that need to be finished but knd of lost interest because of no idea of how I want to finished it.
    I must do something wrong when using the wax paper because it does not seem to wrong for me. Is there different types of wax paper?ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMay 20, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Stunning card which is your normal. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownMay 20, 2013 - 10:39 pm

    Gorgeous!! Also I have to share that I ordered the storage boxes with magnetic sheets for my dies, thank you, thank you, there wonderful and I feel so much more organized now!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda V.May 21, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    Becca, you are neverending source of inspiration. I love your cards and your words. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Stunning as ecer BeccaReplyCancel

  • SusanMay 21, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    I love that “Crafters ADD” line! I’m not sure what mine would be called, but I seem to be jumping from one area of my home to another without being able to point to one place and say, “There, that’s what I’ve accomplished today.”
    So glad that you’ve had good people cheering your days. May it continue!ReplyCancel

  • CAROL Y PARKERMay 24, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    That is so nice of this company to give away these cases. And your idea to store the dies in them is one I am going to use whether I win the cases or not. You are such a blessing to me.ReplyCancel

  • Judi LoBueMay 24, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    I would like to learn how to use a bow maker better. Your bows are so beautiful and perfect. Maybe it is just practicing but I feel clumsy when I use one. Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Julie F.May 24, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    I would like to be more proficient at using my intricate dies and make prettier shabby vintage cards. Your always an inspiration Becca, thank-you for sharing your talents with us.ReplyCancel

  • Julie TilleyMay 24, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    Thank you for the storage Idea. I have been using it ever since 2010 when you posted it then. I have used several of your idea over the years. I cannot wait to see your post. Thank you for all the beautiful work you do.ReplyCancel

  • DeeMay 24, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    I earnestly await each day for an email from your blog. Your work is so inspiring and it actually is calming to me when I read your blog and look and the beautiful cards and creations you come up with.
    It’s a joy for me and I just want to say please please continue.
    Many try to produce beauty but you do it so sweetly!ReplyCancel

  • Sherrie ClarkMay 24, 2013 - 8:56 pm

    Blessings Becca in the name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ,

    What a wonderful talent the Lord has blessed you with. I just found your blog the other day via Pinterest. I’ve been crafting for 25+ years and have learned several new techniques from your blog already. Thank you for the time you take to keep it updated.

    I recently purchased some Zip glue and the few times I’ve tried to use it, it hasn’t been very successful. Can you give any tips on how you use this product (other than wrapping a beautiful flower around the lid). I found it didn’t hold my flowers together when stacking them together on top of one another.

    Blessings in Christ,

  • Jill CantellMay 25, 2013 - 3:18 am

    I would love to learn how to use the stylus for shaping things better. I really struggle with it.ReplyCancel

  • JaneMay 25, 2013 - 6:32 am

    What a gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Dolores HauslerMay 25, 2013 - 7:19 am

    I would like to learn how to use the bow maker better I am not good at making bows.ReplyCancel

  • Sherrie ClarkMay 25, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    Blessings in Jesus this wonderful morning, Becca,

    I am so enjoying your web site and in the process of placing an order with Flourishes.org as I compose this note. Your blog is excellent, it has spurred me on to order some additional die cuts that you have used in your cards. I also used one of your cards to make a similar card, it turned out nice. I did think of another tutorial that would be nice, I liked your crepe paper flower with a button and pearls.

    Have a good and Godly day, for of what lasting value is a good day if it isn’t also a Godly day.

    I Believe in HIM,
    Sherrie ClarkReplyCancel

  • Sue AshtonMay 26, 2013 - 9:45 pm

    So pretty, love it.

  • ElaineMay 26, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    Beautiful cards…as always! I always imagine the thrill someone gets when opening such a beauiful work of art from you. As far as procrastinating and not finishing projects for several days, I read recently it’s because we’re perfectionists and if we don’t finish a project we haven’t goofed it up as yet. . . . Works for me…. :>)ReplyCancel

  • JeannieMay 27, 2013 - 6:59 am

    I love your use of layers – what an amazing card!ReplyCancel