A Good Friend

Good Monday morning friends!   Well today “Should Do” and I had a little talk.  It seems that “Should Do” doesn’t feel like it’s been getting enough attention.  I felt overwhelmed by this accusation and looked back for support from “Wanna Do”  whose arms were crossed doing anything not to meet my gaze.  In the meantime,  “Gotta Do” was absolutely glaring at me with those piercing eyes.  Ugh . . . they all have quite the competition in my house and I have to admit that “Wanna Do” has been getting an awful lot of my time.  (Rolling eyes). . . they.are.so.needy!!   All that to say, I have a quick card today, but “Should Do” kept interrupting me to the point I probably got rude and as we speak is in the corner pouting.  “Gotta Do” has finally made me feel so guilty that we’re going to spend some alone time together this afternoon.  “Wanna Do” is gloating as I post this card.  So, I’ll run through this quickly so that I can get on with my appointment with “Should Do” and “Gotta Do”.  Oh the characters at my house . . . (Smile)

My card today is Mojo 203.  I pulled out one of my new Our Daily Bread Design sentiments to show off – this one is called Sewn with Love.  Lol, I’ll never give up regular paper, after all then, what could I hoard????  But . . . I pulled one of the journal pages off of the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD using Photoshop Elements 9 and printed it to my color inkjet printer for an easy background then built the rest of my colors around that page.  (I erased the journal lines using my clone tool but in retrospect it probably would have looked charming to have left them in.)  My card is 5.5″ x 7.5″ and the journal page is printed out at 5″ x 7″ because I like big cards . . . it’s just as easy to print this element out at 4″ x 6″ or at 3″ x 5″ :-)   Just sayin’

I use Photoshop for most of my editing and pictures but for digital papers Elements makes it so easy; it has an organizer that I just love and all that without the Photoshop price tag.

I stamped my sentiment on Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two, omitting the word “heart” (it was too long), then added a punched heart to get my thought across.  I smudged the sentiment with Tattered Rose Distress ink while still in the die.  The journal page really carries the card because the only other things I added were lace, seam binding and pearls.  I love a quick card on Mondays!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Sewn with Love
Paper: Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two, Lace, Seam Binding, Pearls, Heart Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by.   I’ve cleared off enough of a space on my craft table that I’m actually looking forward to sitting for a spell :-)  See you tomorrow.

  • Stacy NicholasAugust 8, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    This is so Beautiful. I just purchased the CD and it arrived on Friday, I wanted to start using it this weekend but my Gotta Do’s won out this weekend. :) Thank you so much for always bring a smile to our faces and creations to our hands. You are a very special person. Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda OsmanAugust 8, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    Beautiful card as always. Love the CD. Thank you for sharing! I’ve made a few cards with it already!ReplyCancel

  • Karen aka SoccerboyzmomAugust 8, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    What a beautiful card and an inspiration to create.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WAugust 8, 2011 - 12:24 pm

    Oh, those characters in your house… LOL! Can you believe that the same trio lives in my house, too? And they just NEVER get along!

    Love your background from the CD! What a great idea to use a journalling page (which I usually wouldn’t know what to do with) as a backdrop for other elements on the card. This is a great reminder that a decorative paper doesn’t always have to be an all-over pattern.ReplyCancel

  • JoycekkAugust 8, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Beautiful – as always!ReplyCancel

  • MariLynnAugust 8, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    This is gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda W...August 8, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Your cards are always GORGEOUS…….I usually like to do the Wanna Do
    and put off the Gotta Do untill I Have To…..you are a hoot …love checking
    in on you everyday…I don’t always comment but I always look in.
    big Texas HugsReplyCancel

  • Mary HAugust 8, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    You must get tired of hearing ‘just beautiful”, but….it IS! Sure am enjoying the vintage papers from your crafty cd. Have a good week, and don’t let “GOTTA DO” get the upper hand. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • BernieAugust 8, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    Oh those characters live at my house too and torment me as well.
    Your card is simply beautiful! I love the heart, the lace and all the other elements.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)August 8, 2011 - 12:41 pm

    I just about fell off my chair laughing when I read about those three pesky personalities you live with and you caught in the middle trying to appease everyone. I’m know them all intimately, but never heard it described like that. I’m still laughing.

    I’m delighted that you and Wanna Do spent time together this morning, because the result is stunning. I just adore what you two put together. It’s a real charmer. What a team!

    I must order that CD, I’ve been procrastinating and Should Do is really cheesed off with me.

    Thanks for your entertaining and informative post today. I know I’ll be rereading it.ReplyCancel

  • Beth MooreAugust 8, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Beautiful. Do yo have the bow already in a tutorial? I would love to see how you make it.ReplyCancel

  • Connie C.August 8, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    You gave me my giggle for the day with your “should do”, “wanna do”, and “gotta do” story! What a hoot! And the card is, as always, just lovely as can be. Thanks, Becca, for being an inspiration to us all.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 8, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, I sure do love those papers.ReplyCancel

  • chaunAugust 8, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Love the card and the sentiment.

    Keep those rowdy characters over at your place!
    Got enough guilt going on about procrastination over here!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenAugust 8, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Another gorgeous card, Becca! Wish I had half your creativity and imagination. Got a chuckle out of your struggles with “Should Do”, “Wanna Do” and “Gotta Do”! Would love to have photoshop and be able to do all those nifty things!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferAugust 8, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    I am soooo glad “Wanna Do” got top priority today as your card is as stunning as ever!! It is strange how many of us also have Wanna Dos and Should Dos living at our houses too-LOL. Thanks for sharing your funny narrative with us along with your wonderful card.
    God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie G.August 8, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    Beautiful card . . . and I love your ‘do’ family! could I share your ‘dialogue’ on my blog with full credit given to you (I won’t include the pic of your gorgeous card)?ReplyCancel

  • ShawneeAugust 8, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    Very pretty card. I love the softness of it. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • charleneAugust 8, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Beautiful card!….. all I can say is life is full of “shoulda, woulda, and coulda”…… ha-haReplyCancel

  • JackieAugust 8, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    Gee, that trio lives at my house, too. But they have an even more stubborn partner-Just don’t wanna do-Rears his ugly head more often than I’d like lately-especially in the heat and humidty we’ve been experiencing the last few weeks.-have to have a serious conversation with him soon!
    Your card is so pretty~I love the bigger cards, too. Gives you lot more room to create and embellish. Thanks for sharing ;-0ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergAugust 8, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    Another Beautiful card and I so love reading your blog– You are so real with your comments.Nice to know that you face the same characters that we all do.
    Have a wonderful afternoonReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyAugust 8, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I really love your clever post :-) and absolutely GORGEOUS card!

    Have a great day,

    Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 8, 2011 - 1:10 pm

    Love the card Becca. Just beautiful.


  • AnitaAugust 8, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    Such a cute post, Becca. You’re a terrific writer, as well as card maker.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYAugust 8, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    What a joy to start the day with your gorgeous card! You are at the top of my list of daily To Do stuffs. ‘ A day without Becca is like a day without sunshine.’ So never mind Wanna, Shoulda and Gotta. Enjoy your day with whatever comes first or happens….like the national deficit problem which we peons have very little or no control over anyway. As long as the dust balls aren’t tumbleweeds yet, there’s food on the table, your health is good or decent, your family is well and happy and the sun is still shining…..you go ahead and have a great day! Aloha.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 8, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    SIGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh Becca!!!!!!! THIS is SOOOO LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! It is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WISH, WISH I could make my cards look as lovely!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Joyce CAugust 8, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Becca, This is such a beautiful card. Your writing is just as creative as your card making, I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading .

  • sheri sAugust 8, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    My mojo has left the building lately, so I did my “gotta-do’s”. Now that they are out of the way, maybe my mojo will return…my “wanna-do’s” are beginning to make themselves heard. Really like this card…colors are my colors.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalAugust 8, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    I just love this card, well really all your cards the colours are just too beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • SHARY GORDONAugust 8, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    Thanks Becca for giving the size of your card. I like knowing the size, when creating simular designs.
    The card is as beautifuly as always.
    Thanks for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • JackyAugust 8, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    That’s so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • SuziAugust 8, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    This is especially yummy! Love the sentiment, too!ReplyCancel

  • DawnllAugust 8, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    So beautifulReplyCancel

  • La'DivaAugust 8, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Carol EAugust 8, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Your card is so lovely thank you for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtAugust 8, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Your card is just beautiful. I love the colors & so clever to put the heart there instead of the words.
    Vicky S.ReplyCancel

  • MickieAugust 8, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    I have popped in here several times to check out this beautiful card so I thought I would come back one more time to tell you that I LOVE it!! LOL I want to know where in the world you find all that beautiful lace.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithAugust 8, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    I definitely know the feeling of “Should Do” & “Gotta Do” lately. Just so much “To Do’s”, I feel a little overwhelmed. Hubby has been feeling poorly for a few months, and I have been trying to do what I usually take care of as well as covering for alot of his chores. It is starting to consume me. Hope the old Doc finds out what is causing it and hopefully we will get him back on track. Meanwhile I have a huge list of “Must do’s”.
    Just love your card. It is so pretty. Don’t you just love this journal page. It is one of my favorites off the CD, ( I just think this CD is one of the best buys I purchased in a long time). I know that once my new Spellbinders arrive, I will probably be saying the same thing about them.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CAugust 8, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    I love your card. It is beautiful. My gotta do’s has been dictating a lot at my house lately. The wanna do’s and should do’s are just sitting in the corner waiting.
    Hopefully I can get to them soon. Happy Monday!ReplyCancel

  • MarianneAugust 8, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda RAugust 8, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    Never ceases to put me in awe… you ARE truly Amazing!! Thank you so much for all of your work.ReplyCancel

  • Anne McIntoshAugust 8, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Well, you’ve done it again. Now I can’t wait to start printing out some of the things from that CD you made me buy. there are some really interesting and beautiful things on it (between what you’ve done with them and my first fast look!). I always look forward to your posts to see what new and beautiful things you’ve decided to share with us! Blessings and thank you one more time!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterAugust 8, 2011 - 5:38 pm

    Sounds like Gotta Do and Wanna Do have been making their rounds lately, I have been fighting with that also :)
    Glad Wanna Do gots some time this is just Lovely in every way, great sentiment and like all the pearl accenting and pretty lace!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKAugust 8, 2011 - 5:47 pm

    Fabulous card, Becca, but girl, you need to get out more…!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonAugust 8, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    Becca I thought my house was the only place for the trio to live. So glad the
    good one won out. Another card of pink which is my favorite. And to top it off,
    its just beautiful.


  • TammieAugust 8, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    Becca, I didn’t even make it to your card inspiration today because I am laughing at the faimiliarity I have with Should Do, Wanna Do, and Can Do. Here I thought your inspriation came in prayer and artistic talent. Today, you blessed my day with your good humor.


  • ChristineAugust 8, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    Awesome card, Becca! Love the green mat and floral background, and the diagonal ribbon placement is wonderful! My time with “Wanna Do” is about over as I will be returning to my classroom soon. A great summer discovery is APG and I intend to make time to visit after meeting my new students.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl LeaAugust 8, 2011 - 7:28 pm

    Beautiful card! I love all the different laces you use. Why can’t I ever find anything like that when I’m looking?ReplyCancel

  • janeyAugust 8, 2011 - 7:47 pm

    Ahhh – the ‘wanna do’, ‘should do’, and ‘gotta do’ could get us all in trouble sometimes!! We are so grateful that you listen to ‘wanna do’ – we reap the benefits whenever you post!

    The card is sensational – love the lace.


  • RufusAugust 8, 2011 - 9:00 pm

    Becca, had to laugh about your “conversations” with Should Do, Wanna Do, and Gotta Do. We had that same conversation here today. Gotta Do and Should Do won, but Wanna Do has been promised tomorrow! This card is lovely! I adore the lace that you used. WHERE do you find your lace? I’ve been looking and can never find anything nearly as nice. Hope you get some more play time…since I miss you when you aren’t here! Have a great evening,

  • lois skiathitisAugust 8, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    This is just gorgeous. I love the sentiment and how you used the heart to finish it. Lovely color combination. A beautiful shabby-chic card. I’m glad you figured out the coulda wanna and so forth and I think it’s a conversation that we have all had with ourselves. LOL!!! As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleAugust 8, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    Beautifully done Becca…as always, it’s so refreshing to visit your blog!
    Thank you!!!

  • Elaine MooreAugust 8, 2011 - 10:07 pm

    Love this blog – you’re just too funny today girl! Once again, your card is lovely. By the way, I’ve been missing your quote at the bottom of your blogs – just saying.ReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 8, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Great post Becca — I have the same irritating “Do’s” at my house too.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemarie DiehlAugust 8, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    This is soo pretty! Love the soft and delicate colors and love that lace!ReplyCancel

  • AndreaAAugust 9, 2011 - 12:27 am

    Becca, This card comes at a perfect time.
    I have been really down the last few weeks missing my sweetie something terrible.
    I talked to a friend tonight that lives in Florida and me in Ohio.
    She talked to me passed her bed time and this would be the perfect card to send to her.
    Well it won’t be this good but she would get the idea. Thanks so much for all your inspiration.
    I have all your cards filed back and someday I will use them.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 9, 2011 - 12:53 am

    I love theis card you do such Beautiful work it inspirs me thanksReplyCancel

  • Harriet ClarkAugust 9, 2011 - 1:01 am

    Oh, my…as well as inspiring me with your beautiful and creative artwork, now you’re making me laugh out loud, too! Thank you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKAugust 9, 2011 - 3:23 am

    Stunningly elegant Becca….beautiful colour too.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • HeatherAugust 9, 2011 - 4:50 am

    Quick card!!! it’s stunning………….


  • Yvonne TuneAugust 9, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card, and the sentiment would cheer your heart,
    the world is very sad just now, we all need a good friend to care about.ReplyCancel

  • LaurenAugust 9, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    Wow, your card is STUNNING. Thank you for sharing on Mojo Monday!ReplyCancel

  • WilmaAugust 9, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    Hi Becca
    How do get your inking inside your spellbinder so even
    Awesome cardReplyCancel

  • RobynAugust 11, 2011 - 5:25 am

    Becca, what a beautiful card, and I love your comments, something many of us can totally relate to! I think I need to do more of the “Wanna do’s”, you totally inspire us.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynAugust 13, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    This card is absolutely beautiful. You are such a talented woman. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents and your heart!.


  • Ann MarieAugust 17, 2011 - 2:42 am

    Thank you so much Becca!! With this card in particular you have helped me to think outside the box, something I struggle with. I Always learn so much from your posts…not only about this art form that I love so much (but not very good at, lol) but also about faith and friendship. Thank you for being you, Becca :)
    God BlessReplyCancel