Better Late Than Never!!

Well blog friends . . . this was slated to go out early this morning but I’ll tell you what happened.  Over the last couple of weeks with CHA pressing down, each time one of my kids came to the house I would tell them that I couldn’t spend more than a quick second, because I had a deadline.  I know that gets old for even a 21 year old kid to hear.  My daughter came to visit today and I couldn’t bear to tell her that one more time that I had something I had to do.  She fully supports me but today I laid the card aside and gave her my undivided attention.  I want you to know I had a wonderful time catching up with her!!    I was adamant yesterday that I would have a card go up :-)  
Really, better late than never!!   I’m so thankful for my friends here and abroad.  I’m thankful to have the life I have and the freedoms that I hope to never take for granted.  I also thank those that protect our freedoms, both here and around the world.  I’m the widow of a veteran, the daughter of veteran, the sister of a veteran and very likely to be the mother of a veteran.  I’m proud to say my card is being mailed out to a veteran to let them know how very thankful I am.   If you are a veteran – any veteran, I’m thankful to you. 

My paper is an Echo Park digital download from and for the sentiment I chose a new one from Our Daily Bread Designs called Sharing Your Sorrow.  After printing paper, I simply cut thel motif out using Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Four, added ribbon and bow. The sweet flourish is one of the new Spellbinders sets called S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.   My pennant flag is made using ribbon and I simply folded it around a corsage pin.  Enjoy the fireworks sweet friends!  Hugs to our friends abroad too!

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Sharing Your Sorrow.
Paper: Echo Park – 4th of July Mini Theme
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Four, Spellbinders S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishesribbon, lace, button, corsage pin

Happy 4th!!  Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!!

  • MarisaJuly 4, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Beautiful tribute to all those who have/are fighting for freedom. You are deep with veterans in your family and how proud you must be :) ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 4, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    Such a wonderful card Becca!!!! Plus, you said it sooooo well…we are definitely thankful for those who serve!
    Happy Fourth of July to you too!
    Paper Hugs,

  • SharonJuly 4, 2012 - 9:21 pm

    It’s a real red, white, and blue beauty! Hearing all the fireworks around me tonight……… thanks to all that have and are serving our country.ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopJuly 4, 2012 - 9:25 pm

    Bless you Becca and Bless ALL of the Veterans from all wars. Without their Service To This Great Country we would not have a country that people around the world have wanted to come to.

    God Bless Our Military and God Bless America !ReplyCancel

  • Diana SampleJuly 4, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Beautiful card! But what is “EP” for the digital paper?ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 4, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Happy Fourth of July to you too! I am the daughter of a veteran, niece of five veterans, wife of a veteran, mother of two veterans and I am a veteran myself. From myself and mine I thank you for your lovely tribute.

    Your card is spectacular! It’s one I will try to recreate, needless to say I’ll need a few cards come Veteran’s day.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • SuziJuly 4, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    I love how you say you “simply” did this or that. You make it look and sound simple, but I know these beautiful pieces of art take time. What an achievement! You are amazing! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownJuly 4, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Happy 4th of July to you Becca,
    I love the paper you used for your card, it’s so very 4th of July. I have that Spellbinder die and never knew how to use it, but you did a beautiful job and it fits well with your card, I guess I’ll just have to dig it out and play with it some. TFS. I too am a daughter of a Veteran, and am truly greatful for all the work our Military does to keep us free.Thanks to everyone in the Military.ReplyCancel

  • Pam JacobsonJuly 4, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    Beautiful card, and as the daughter of and the mother of a veteran I really appreciate your sweet words!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda KerrJuly 4, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    I am “thankful” to have you!!

  • Mary HJuly 4, 2012 - 10:17 pm

    Love the papers, dies, and everything about this lovely card. Please explain the EP digi when you have a chance…And thanks to all YOUR vets for their service to our country. I have a DH, Father, & 5 brothers, numerous nephews who served. ALL Vets sacrificed for us at home, and deserve everything & anything this country can give them in return. Appreciation of their sacrifice seems a small thank you, BUT…appreciate them we need to!!! And their families’ sacrifice of not having them with them while they serve. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MorrisJuly 4, 2012 - 11:08 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful card, Becca! Thank You!ReplyCancel

  • CindyJuly 4, 2012 - 11:13 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. I hope everyone took a minute to silently thank everyone who has served in a capacity that allows us to have our freedoms. I’m an Army brat, and like most others who have left comments, the sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter and daughter of veterans. And I’ve worked for the military all my life. So, I’m definitely appreciative of everyone who has/is serving. And we need to remember, that it’s just not about those who we’ve lost in wars, etc, but all those who have served.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha B.July 4, 2012 - 11:50 pm

    Becca, This is truly a wonderful card! Happy 4th of July to you, dear friend. Sorry I’ve been so silent for so long. I was diagnosed with chronic daily migraines back in early March which prohibits my spending much time on line, and now they’re testing me for advanced Lyme disease. I’ve read everything you’ve posted and been here in spirit, but this was so beautiful, I simply had to let you know how I felt.

    God bless and keep you and yours, TrishaReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 5, 2012 - 12:13 am

    You know I am addicted to your blog, Becca, and I await each post like it is the richest of treasures. But time with your family takes priority. So I’m thankful you enjoyed a good time with your daughter. I love this card and am so happy you had time to post. But I’m even happier you got to catch up on your daughter’s life.ReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 5, 2012 - 12:15 am

    Fantastic celebration card for our service men & women!ReplyCancel

  • RufusJuly 5, 2012 - 12:20 am

    What a lovely, patriotic card…I’m sure that the Veteran who is lucky enough to get it will be very happy. Happy 4th of July to you, Becca! Just wanted to
    Thank you and your family for your service…yes the families serve too!

  • MaryannJuly 5, 2012 - 12:29 am

    Hi Becca this is such a beautiful card as always, but you sure don´t need to appologize to us for spending time with your daughter, of cause you should and always shall let you kids and family come first. Anything else would not be right. As much as I love to see your cards and your work, it´s definitely NOT anything I take for granted either, but something I´m pleased to get, when I can and YOU have the time to share it, but we all have other things in our lifes as well.
    You have a wonderful day and time ahead with all your precious family hun and we´ll see you around here, when YOU have some extra time. Take good care.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie HaferJuly 5, 2012 - 12:54 am

    I love this card and all that it stands for.

    Don’t ever let a deadline stand between you and your family…I love seeing your cards, but I can wait for a bit longer. Spending time with your daughter is what is important.ReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 5, 2012 - 1:27 am

    What a beautiful card and a wonderful way to thank someone who’s served our country!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CJuly 5, 2012 - 4:54 am

    How beautiful! Such a nice tribute to a vet who are always defending our freedom both here and abroad. The card is so patriotic and colorful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 5, 2012 - 6:11 am

    Becca, Your card is SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!! You ALWAYS bring a new twist to your cards! They’re SOOOO UNIQUE!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! :) Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL “Independence Day!” Your family SHOULD ALWAYS come FIRST!!!!!!!!!! BELIEVE ME, EVERYONE is going to wait for YOUR CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!! :) HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsJuly 5, 2012 - 6:27 am

    Another very special card, Becca. Glad you got to enjoy your time with your daughter. God Bless You and God Bless America.

  • Lynn NoeJuly 5, 2012 - 7:10 am

    What a beautiful tribute to a veteran! I am thankful indeed for all our veterans and their families.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 5, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Love your 4th of July card. I think you were smart to spend time with your daughter. Our family is more important than any deadline.
    Love, VickyReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJuly 5, 2012 - 8:32 am
  • Dottie DavisJuly 5, 2012 - 8:40 am

    A very beautiful patriotic card you can be very proud of as well as of our veterans. Our hearts do leap with thanksgiving to them for keeping our nation free. A soldier has a “calling” just like anything else in life. There is a tremendous burden on the family for this guy to do what he signed up to do. Hats off to the wives and mothers and grandmothers! as well as those children whose dads aren’t home.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJuly 5, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Wonderful patriotic card!! So glad you took the time to be with your daughter, that is the most important thing :)ReplyCancel

  • MarilynJuly 5, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Beautiful card! I’m thankful for wonderful, caring, crafty people like you who remember the Veterans and send them such classy cards. This will be a card that will be in a special place with a special person.ReplyCancel

  • AnneJuly 5, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Gorgeous patriotic card, Becca! It was worth the wait!ReplyCancel

  • Marion ArmitageJuly 5, 2012 - 9:57 am

    Wonderful times are had when we take time out for family… all well worth it.. for sure.. Your card is beautiful….Well doneReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthJuly 5, 2012 - 11:12 am

    Cracking card. Happy belated 4th July from across the pond in Bradford Yorkshire.Uk. This colour scheme would do for the Olympics which u may of heard we are hosting her in London..
    Love the ribbon., and pinwheel on top. looks very fresh and exciting well done xxxReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 5, 2012 - 11:43 am

    Thank you for reminding me of the veterans in my life. I am the niece of at least 4 veterans that I am sure of. My mother is no longer around to tell the exact family history but she had 8 brothers and my grandfather was a farmer, so some of the boys stayed home to help with the farm and some already had families. My father enlisted right after Pearl Harbor and his wife at the time, divorced him because of it. They had a young daughter who never saw her father again because the mother hid her from my dad in spite. His daughter could recall him being sent away without seeing her after he had searched for and found her several times over the years after the war. We got to know her after his death… he paid for his patriotic act in more ways than one. I have a younger brother who has passed on in part because injuries during his service in Vietnam, And now, I have a grandson who is serving in the Navy. On my mother’s side we have family that served in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. I celebrate our Independence but have some sorrow in my heart for those that have suffered on our behalf for that independence.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 5, 2012 - 11:45 am

    On a lighter note, Becca, your card is delightful and celebratory. Beautiful, as always. A bright note to focus on.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)July 5, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Hope all my e-pals south of the 49th had a great Independence Day. It does give pause, no matter where we live to give thanks for our wonderful quality of life, for the freedoms and values we hold dear. Also deep appreciation to the great men and women who protect them in all the allied countries of the world. Bravo to you! Spending quality time with family is one of the values we treasure. It makes me happy that you made the time for your daughter, Becca. Lastly, what a lovely card. It says it all.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJuly 5, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Happy Belated Fourth Becca hope your day was wonderful. Love you card today. A beautiful patriotic card and sone so very nicely. Nice work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Diana StewartJuly 5, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    Love your card Becca. Your designs are always a pleasure to look at. I agree better late than never. It would have been a shame to keep this from us. HugsReplyCancel

  • JoannJuly 5, 2012 - 4:34 pm

    This card is just beautiful!!!!


  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJuly 5, 2012 - 6:10 pm

    Good for you, Becca! You chose the better part! I understand…I have deadlines pressing on me as well, but sometimes I just have to set the work aside in favor of the relationship. (It’s hard though, isn’t it?)

    Gorgeous card…love that red and white striped bow.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelJuly 5, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    Thank you so much for the beautiful card Becca and the wonderful words. I too am the granddaughter of a veteran, daughter of a veteran, a veteran, wife of a veteran, mother of a veteran and hopefully won’t have to be a grandmother of a veteran.. All have been to war and I pray there will be no more wars and our Country can finally have the peace it so graciously deserves… Your card is so beautiful and reminiscent of that. God Bless you and God Bless the USA
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Angie CrockettJuly 7, 2012 - 6:29 am

    What a beautiful and thoughtful card! I was looking at that sentiment before and knew it could be used in other ways…..thanks to clever YOU for showing me just how!!! Thanks for the inspiration….you’re the best! Blessings, AngieReplyCancel

  • Betty WalkJuly 7, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Oh Becca, how wonderful for you! You are so giving and are such a blessing and inspiration to us. You deserve to receive abundant blessings! Can’t wait to see all your new designs.


  • Karen HearneJuly 7, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    I am always buying bits of lace and trim so my collection grows and grows but I seldom actually use them in my card making or scrapbooking. Looking at your examples inspires me to start using more lace and I love the elegance they add.ReplyCancel

  • Nelda MJuly 8, 2012 - 1:05 am

    You are such a talented person. You are truly “Amazing”. I am so happy for all your growth this past year, you seem so deserving and kind. May God continue to bless you, your family, and your career. Thanks for being there and sharing yourself with the many beautiful paper crafts you make.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnne WesemannJuly 8, 2012 - 7:07 am

    Oh dear Becca. I didn’t know about your life and you are so inspiring. I wish you all the best in the years to come. You have been #1 on my blogger list for over a year. You inspire me and everyone else. Gratefully, JoAnneReplyCancel

  • Lois DeRooJuly 8, 2012 - 10:22 am

    How “you” these stamps are. The sentiments fill the need for a follower who never quite gets the right words. Thank you. best wishes for your new endeavor.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyJuly 10, 2012 - 12:17 am

    Wonderful card!! R,W & B….one of my favorites!! LOVE the card!ReplyCancel