A New Video – When Creative Minds Come Together

Becca Feeken and Stacey Caron at Spellbinders - When Creative Minds Come Together
Hi there friends – we’re right on the edge of a holiday weekend, the beginning of summer and coming up on a day to savor the memory of our loved ones who served on Monday, Memorial Day.   I wanted to pop in and share a couple of things.  The first thing is as rare as a dinosaur (I’m not kidding) so you’ll want to come see – what is it?  Lets just say this is what happens when creative minds come together.

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a selfie person, so I only let her snap one picture. I’m just not photogenic and am much more at home behind the camera – but what a great opportunity to spend some creative time!  Last month I was so busy with the roller coaster of life that I didn’t get to share this picture.  You’ll recognize her – Stacey Caron – she’s the inventor of Spellbinders and the creative force behind Spellbinders Dies – tools so instrumental in my wonderfully crafty life, and my friend!    As a newly licensed designer we spent a little bit of time on camera together chatting.   Ahem, me on camera in a video?  Check, that’s an entry for my “Do Something That Scares You Everyday” journal!

So, HERE is a link that not just a picture or just my hands – it’s me in real life even though if you really look you’ll see I’m kind of shy but there’s no doubt that I’m tickled as punch with where I am right now.

Lots of planning goes into what Spellbinders produces and the dies you see now were conceptualized more than a year ago, in some cases two.  I was amazed at the operation and and even met the folks that pack your orders (and my orders too).  In fact there are a lot of people who work behind the scenes.   I work alone so it was a bonus to me to walk into a place where the creativity is just swirling around in the air. Stacey and I poured over design ideas and well, I came back home with wind in my sails.

So here are a couple of links for you today:
Video with Stacey and Becca
An Amazing Card made by Yvonne Van de Grijp with Spellbinders Swirl Bliss
Stunning Candle and Card Ensemble made by Tina McDonald with Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket

Hey, and if you make anything with my dies, drop me an email to let me know – I’d love to see!

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 22, 2015 - 3:20 pm

    As you probably know you see my name come up almost every time you blog. What a joy to see you and Stacey together. Girl you are so humble and you shouldn’t be! Spellbinder is so lucky to have someone of your quality and professional design. I had been to the website and saw the card and the candles blog and I have already purchased your wonderful dies. One of these days I will have to email you a picture of something I did with them.

    As always, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and as I have said God Bless your creative hands!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisMay 22, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    It was so good to see a person attached to the voice we hear in all your tutorials, Becca! The video was just great! I have purchased over a hundred dies from Spellbinders so that tells you your inspiration has made a mark in my card output! The newer dies are even better cutting than formerly and that makes a big difference too! Thanks again for all the time you spend with your creativity coming up with these beautiful dies.ReplyCancel

  • Yo GlennMay 22, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    You are a beautiful person, inside and out. Your blog is my favorite site for inspiration. Your creativity just astounds me over and over again. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia HazenMay 22, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    Your cards are a gift from God. You use your gift graciously and beautifully. God Bless you, Becca. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanMay 22, 2015 - 3:47 pm

    How cool being friends with the Spellbinders lady. It was so nice to see your photo. You two look so happy.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsMay 22, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Fabulous piccie of you both, how exciting, I have not watched the video yet but I certainly will do lol!

    Fabulous cards and candles you have shown by some really talented, creative people, thank you.

    Have a great weekend

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • BunnyMay 22, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    This just cracks me up because I would rather blend into the woodwork, also. You still look pretty good but for those of us that don’t like the limelight we have seen and felt that look.

    Love all the beauty you make. You make us all smile.ReplyCancel

  • HannyMay 22, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    I think you look great Becca.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RMay 22, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    Loved your video.. I bet it was such fun.. so much talent in one room! I have your arched elegance dies and plan to work on some projects in the near future with them.. will share!ReplyCancel

  • Jill From OzMay 22, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    Are you crazy? You are gorgeous! I love your work and as I’m just getting ready to go out, I will have to watch the video when I get back, but I won’t have to guess how good it will be….ReplyCancel

  • DesireeMay 22, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    So great to see you! I can’t wait to see your creative ideas and now more dies!! WOO HOO!ReplyCancel

  • Nelly ReyesMay 22, 2015 - 5:48 pm

    Good job Becca! So glad for you. In fact, you deserve it, as many years making beautiful creations with Spellbinders Dies.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GMay 22, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    Becca ,you have no reason to be camera shy you are such a beautiful person outside and in , I can tell fromm your writings and your creations .I look forward to your post every time, rush to open them to see your latest creation.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothMay 22, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    Hi Becca! You are an amazing and beautiful gift from God! I am thrilled that you and Stacey are putting your minds together! My two favorite people and companies! I look at my emails my times a day looking for your blog and cards! If I have one iota of your talent I will be a happy person! Don’t sell yourself short! You are such an inspiration to us, more than you can ever know!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.May 22, 2015 - 8:00 pm

    Oh what fun to see you ‘in person’ on this video. You are just as lovelly as I knew you would be too. Congratulations on your newest adventure. I’m so pleased & happy for you, to see you are keeping busy, enjoying life, and doing some activity that you obviously excel at. These dies are gorgeous. Happy Memorial Day weekend…and I hope some of your family are with you, or you are with them. Blessings & hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NevilleMay 22, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    You look great, Becca! Love your creations and your dies!ReplyCancel

  • lindaMay 22, 2015 - 9:19 pm

    wow amazing beautiful dies when can we buy them? Becca you are beautiful, creative and an inspriation. so nice to see you finalltReplyCancel

  • ClaudiaMay 22, 2015 - 9:29 pm

    Becca, you are beautiful on the outside and on the inside. Your inspiration to us is amazing. Thank you for all the beauty you give us.ReplyCancel

  • WandaMay 22, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    Great job!!!! You look terrific!
    Love all your dies.ReplyCancel

  • Maritza de QuirozMay 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm

    Becca…I bought the two dies months ago with my eyes closed, because you designed it. Your cards and creativity inspired me to make my cards more profesional to my friends and family. Thank you very much to sharing your tutorials. HugsReplyCancel

  • Pam Miller TasMay 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm

    Hi Becca lovely to see you on camera ! Hope to see you more often………….
    You are beautiful as a person and very easy on the eye !!!
    You are very special and inspire so many people you always
    Catch up with your blog and keep in touch with what you are up to.
    Thank you for sharing X X XReplyCancel

  • Linda EmoryMay 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm

    Wonderful !!! – I brought the arched elegance dies based on the projects you did. Because of you I have purchased many of the spellbinders dies I own. Your ability to detail how to use the dies has been a great help and learning experience for me and now that I can watch you live makes it even better. Your gift is truly a blessing. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka LoopyMay 23, 2015 - 1:49 am

    Morning Becca, just watched your video. I found you quite by accident and
    I must say I check your blog everyday. Thank you for your inspiration your work is truly gorgeous. Thank you and have a good weekend.
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 23, 2015 - 5:21 am

    Lookn good girl! I have these dies and will send you a photo of something when its good enough!!! Love your dies. Although there are lots of other brands on the market there’s something about spellbinders dies that I just love. Can’t find the right words to describe but spellbinderholics will know what I am trying to say I think.ReplyCancel

  • Sue BaslerMay 23, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Becca, you say you’re self conscious in front of the camera, but you looked relaxed and at ease in this video. You look just lovely and your creations were beautifully presented. You should be so proud to have your creativity recognized in this way.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenMay 23, 2015 - 1:14 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I can see you are overwhelmed by the “full” video tutorial idea, but you are gorgeous, so don’t be shy!! Spellbinders are very lucky to have you join them as your designs are just beautiful, and I’m pleased to say that I have these dies.
    Congratulations to you and Spellbinders.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 23, 2015 - 4:10 pm

    Well done, Becca! So great to see you talking about your beautiful dies. They are stunning.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 23, 2015 - 8:02 pm

    Oh wow! Just love this video showing the beautiful projects! You don’t look shy at all. Your dies are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • LorrayneIngramMay 23, 2015 - 10:32 pm

    Congrats. I love that die set. When ever it arrives from Spellbinders, I am so looking forward to using it! It is so beautiful. I have another brand of dies that are Pansy’s and so frustrated over how it doesn’t cut out well.ReplyCancel

  • Maltee IndoriaMay 23, 2015 - 10:57 pm

    Love you Becca I wish I do work like you.pray for meReplyCancel

  • InnaMay 24, 2015 - 2:55 am

    Becca, what a joy it was to see you! What do you wonderful, sincere, kind and so modest! You should not slander, you inphotogenic etc., you – perfect! Such a wide and beautiful soul man can not succeed in the photos and videos! Spellbinders incredibly lucky with the creative and modest designer!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 24, 2015 - 5:59 am

    Morning Becca, This was a lovely video of yourself and Stacey, you are beautiful inside and out, a very special lady.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 24, 2015 - 7:30 am

    I would say you did fabulous with your video describing the new line of dies, Congrats!ReplyCancel

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  • AdoreeMay 25, 2015 - 4:47 am

    Congratulations…..you’ve come a long way!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 26, 2015 - 3:39 am

    WOUW Becca it was sooo awesome to actually see you too in a video, and you have absolut no reason to be shy hun, you look just as fantastic as all your gorgeous projects alweays do.
    I absolutely love your wonderful dies, just wish they were to be found over here too, but hopefully I can get my craftstore to take them in, as I´m so in love with the Arched Elegance and Pockets, so they are a must have for me.
    I just love your wonderful style and I´m sooo happy to hear, that Spellbinder is releasing more of your stunning creations again now. Biiiiiiig CONGRATS with all you´ve achieved hun. You just rock and you so deserved all the glory in the world for that. Did I say I love your work ha ha ha I really do.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 26, 2015 - 3:31 pm

    I love the card. My next card will be a Birthday cards as II try to make cards for my associates at work I think I have 7 coming up in June. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Becky bMay 26, 2015 - 7:15 pm

    Totally forgot , I need to make 3 graduation card… Got so excited about those ballerinas dies ..lolReplyCancel

  • Pamela BMay 26, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    You are quite the star on the video! I am always amazed by your beautiful and creative work. Such an inspiration to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SMay 27, 2015 - 10:30 am

    So cute!! Love that box you made. You are so creative Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 27, 2015 - 10:45 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is delightful video! I’m so happy to see you talking about the wonderful dies you have created. You are an inspiration to us all, and I couldn’t be happier to see your contributions to the Spellbinders line come to such rich fruition. I wish you much, much success as you continue to design!ReplyCancel

  • melinda bandowMay 28, 2015 - 5:24 pm

    I am so excited with all the new creations….you’re making me dizzy, girl. Love the video. Now I can view on my tablet in my craft area. Wowzer!ReplyCancel