Blessings to You

Hi there blog friends.  I didn’t mean to be away so long but I wasn’t really away, I just wasn’t able to sit at the desk.  My pinched nerve is back except the doctor doesn’t think its a pinched nerve.  It’s a long story but the boot I’ve been wearing while avoiding foot surgery for the last year has caused my hip some problems.  I’m trying to move forward with the foot surgery now but that seems to be easier said than done as another obstacle has cropped up.  Fall down (figuratively), get back up!  No worries, I managed to get into the studio – it’s the best medicine I could have taken today!!

For my card today I’m using a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Sacred Season set and was tickled that it fit right inside my ornament die cut.  I stacked Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom ornament (cut as a frame and wrapped with seam binding) on top of Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament.  For the corners of the main panel I used Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs.  I added a little bit of lace and a little bit or ruffled seam binding and pearls.  Heavens, this took me forever but it sure feels good to make a card and set aside my worry.  I hope you can do the same.  While I was on break I thought about how therapeutic card making has been for me – it’s the best stress reliever I know :-)   I’m so blessed.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread DesignsSacred Season
Paper: K and Company, Neenah Classic Crest Cream
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament, Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament, Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs, Recollections Pearls, Seam Binding, The Paper Studio Brads

I missed the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I hope it was fabulous!!  Bring on Christmas, right!!!

  • Barbara JayNovember 27, 2011 - 9:22 am

    Sorry to read of your hip and foot problems, but very happy to hear from you. I was getting very worried. You never stay away from you blog for so long. Take care of yourself!!

    Gorgeous card too! Love the wrapped seambinding technique.ReplyCancel

  • Dee in N.H.November 27, 2011 - 9:30 am

    Gorgeous card Becca! Sorry you are not feeling the greatest but really glad to hear from you. Hopefully when you are able to get your foot fixed it will help with the other stuff! Making a card or just getting inky is so good for the soul!ReplyCancel

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  • JudyNovember 27, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Love your latest card and especially how your wrapped the ornament with seam binding, it gave it some a homey feel, AND I also love the narrow ribbon that used for your sweet little bow on top of the ornament. So glad to see you back on-line. Sorry to hear that you are still struggling with your foot issues and hopefully you’ll be able to have the surgery sooner than later in hopes to get your body back to feeling “normal” again. Wishing you all the best.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn B.November 27, 2011 - 9:49 am

    WOW, this is gorgeous. Love everything about it. Sorry you are having problems with your foot and hip. Sending prayers your way.ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcherNovember 27, 2011 - 9:53 am

    What you do with dies is just incredible! Beautiful creation!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon KreutzerNovember 27, 2011 - 9:55 am

    Sorry to hear about your back/hip/foot situation,
    Becca, I too experienced something like that .
    Get the foot taken care of and maybe many of the other
    situations will go away too. Love the way you mix so
    many different factors into your creations. Thanks for
    using your talents and sharing them with us.ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MONovember 27, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Welcome back. I’ve missed you. You never cease to amaze me. With all your health problems you are still able to create wonderful projects. Your latest card is gorgeous. I love how you did the seam binding.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RNovember 27, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca! I’m sorry you are having so many problems! I hope that the obstacles will be cleared away soon. Have a wonderful week!ReplyCancel

  • PJNovember 27, 2011 - 10:03 am

    !YAY! You’re back! I was getting worried about you :) You’re my first blog I visit my list of favorite bloggers. The card, as usual, is gorgeous!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.November 27, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Awesome card! Take care and have the best holiday season you can have.ReplyCancel

  • Michel ENovember 27, 2011 - 10:12 am

    Glad you are back. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Ursula UphofNovember 27, 2011 - 10:13 am

    What a wonderful project. Sorry to hear you are having problems, pray that it will be resolved sooner than later. Thank you for sharing even though you are not feeling the greatestReplyCancel

  • ChristineNovember 27, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Fabulous card, Becca, and the perfect lace & pearl embellishments too.ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 27, 2011 - 10:19 am

    So sorry about all your problems, sending prayers up for you. This is a beautiful card Becca and yes card making is great therapy!ReplyCancel

  • DeniceNovember 27, 2011 - 10:21 am

    I was thinking …….. when The Word talks about Beauty for Ashes, how much those words fit you. What ever you are dealing with, you always take the ashes and turn them into beauty. God bless you , Becca, my friend amid the ashes….. Hugs and Love ……. DeniceReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 27, 2011 - 10:26 am

    Yeah as everyone I was thinking about you ( sent you and email) knew something had to be going on for you to be away. So sorry to hear of your foot and hip issue, My hip goes out quite a bit and I know how hard it is to sit and make a card and put the time into it that I want to. Please take crare of yourself and let us know if/when you are going in for your surgery .Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers always.ReplyCancel

  • Becky DNovember 27, 2011 - 10:28 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your troubles Becca. It makes me sad to think of you in pain. I am glad you were able to get some therapy in today – this is gorgeous. I am praying for you honey.ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettNovember 27, 2011 - 10:38 am

    Hi Becca! Prayers continue here as well! Well, it sure looks like you saved up some mojo while you were resting, because this card is over-the-top gorgeous! I love every detail! So clever how you wrapped the seam binding…wow! Sending lots of love and hugs your way! Blessings, AngieReplyCancel

  • Joanna MackintoshNovember 27, 2011 - 10:40 am

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, I did like the line “While I was on break I thought about how therapeutic card making has been for me – it’s the best stress reliever I know” and I have to agree with you. I came home from a very unsettling meeting, lots of bad feeling and bad temper! I went into my craft room with a thumping headache and came out later feeling totally calm and pain free.

    The card you made is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • IreneNovember 27, 2011 - 10:40 am

    Absolutely beautiful card! Becca, I hope you are feeling better soon. This had to be extremely painful. Moving forward, I hope you surgery is successful, as well as the therapy I am sure you will have to go through. I will be saying a prayer for you.

    You work is sincerely appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon DNovember 27, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Becca, I am so very pleased to see you back blogging and was getting VERY concerned. I will have to get your phone number from Jan so I can call next time. I would love to come over and be your “fingers” for projects, yea right, like anyone could!! No one can take your place, but we sure learn from your creations!!! I always take away a tid bit or two or three from each post.

    You are in my thoughts and prays.
    Sharon DoolittleReplyCancel

  • HeatherNovember 27, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Absolutely stunning, as always! :) Praying all goes well with your foot, hip and whatever else … God knows and that’s all that matters :)ReplyCancel

  • MargNovember 27, 2011 - 10:42 am

    What an elegant and unbelievable card. I am sure that it took you a long time, as you said, but the end result is so worth it. I do hope your foot and back troubles get sorted out. Dealing with health issues can be a bit frustrating at times.ReplyCancel

  • shawneegalNovember 27, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Oh Becky, first of all I want to send wishes to you for a fast recovery from your foot and hip problems. I know the pain they can cause. I’m sorry it has kept you from creating since that is what you are so wonderful doing. This card is gorgeous and I love reading how you mix elements from different machines and the ones you make yourself, to create such beautiful items. You amaze me each card you make with the beauty makes me wish so much that I was half as talented as you are.
    Hope you soon are pain free and back to enjoying your crafting and card making.ReplyCancel

  • Cindie DNovember 27, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Beautiful card! I am lifting you up in prayer. God Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Susan SNovember 27, 2011 - 10:53 am

    This is such a pretty card. Praying for healing for you.ReplyCancel

  • Beth PNovember 27, 2011 - 10:56 am

    Glad you are back Becca! I am sorry to hear about your issues with pain and discomfort and wish you a speedy healing process. Your new card is glorious and speaks volumes of the therapeutic properties of making art! It is truly heaven sent :D
    You are in my prayers…
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • FrancesNovember 27, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, hope you recuperate soon. Your card is wonderful as always. love it. hugs, Frances.ReplyCancel

  • christiNovember 27, 2011 - 10:59 am

    so glad to see your back if only here or there. i definately understand the falling apart stuff. getting old is not for sissies! your card is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraNovember 27, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Well I missed you and glad your back! Was having Becca withdrawals, not a good thing!ReplyCancel

  • SuziNovember 27, 2011 - 11:13 am

    Beautiful card! Of course! You never cease to amaze! TFS! Hope you checked out my lead on lace remnants. It’s a great deal and beautiful lace.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichNovember 27, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Sorry about your back problems but very grateful you are still with us.
    Beautiful card Becca. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • JaniceNovember 27, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Glad to see you are back and with yet another inspiring card. We were all starting to worry something terrible had happened, as it had been so long between posts.
    Sorry to hear you are having all these problems with your health and being in pain is no fun at all – let’s hope you can get the treatment sorted soon and get back to enjoying your card making.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaNovember 27, 2011 - 11:28 am

    Gorgeous card. Love the pearls outlining the ornament. So sorry to hear of your back and foot issues. Hopefully things will sort themselves out as you move forward with decisions regarding treatment. Glad your stamp room provided you some comfort :)ReplyCancel

  • BobbiNovember 27, 2011 - 11:32 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your health problems. I pray all goes well with your surgery, and you are back on the top of your game soon. I love you your work, and admire your wonderful gift. Take care, and have a blessed holiday.ReplyCancel

  • EileenNovember 27, 2011 - 11:33 am

    Sorry to hear you are in such pain but an old doctor once told me that the longer you have pain, the mind copes with it and the less you feel it…and it’s true, you can get used to living with pain but I hope you don’t have to for too long. Your card is an inspiration to us all, thank you once again Becca, it is beautiful!
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Cynthia WilliamsonNovember 27, 2011 - 11:40 am

    Hi Becca,
    Sorry you are not well. I was beginning to worry that something was wrong and am really happy to see you back. Hips seem to be a daily topic among my friends and I lately. Hope you are better soon because we are a very selfish bunch and miss our regular doses of “Beccaness”
    Your card as usual is very elegant and you are very inspiring.
    Lots of good wishes,

  • Karen aka SoccerboyzmomNovember 27, 2011 - 11:43 am

    You card is absolutely stunning.

    Sorry to hear about the new pain you have but thankful for the therapy (card making). I don’t have those pains, just stress but I find the worst days I ave the better my cards look. It is my therapy and artistic output.ReplyCancel

  • Pat HarveyNovember 27, 2011 - 11:43 am

    Becca, So sorry to hear all your going thru, I can relate to the pain…I have rheumatoid arthritis and bought a pair of sketcher shoes, the kind that rock…well long story short, because of those (terrible) shoes, it threw off my gait and I could barely walk…it took about 3 months and if I walk for long periods of time still bothers my hip and back. My doctor told me when people get boots to wear on a injured foot they have the other shoe built up so not to do that. I hope your feeling better soon! Take care…ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LahrNovember 27, 2011 - 11:49 am

    Becca, take care of yourself. And I agree, card making is so theraputic when you are not feeling well.ReplyCancel

  • Lori UlrichNovember 27, 2011 - 11:49 am

    Beautiful Becca! Praying for the Great Physician’s healing hand.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 27, 2011 - 11:50 am

    What a neat idea to wrap the die cut in the seam binding. Nice job. Good to hear from you. I know you are busy but I miss seeing you every day!ReplyCancel

  • BernieNovember 27, 2011 - 11:52 am

    Oh Becca I’m so sorry to hear about the foot and hip. You are going to kick yourself for putting of the surgery for so long. I did. :) For me it was just my great toe (it’s now held together with tiny wires, screws and staples) but it is amazing how once that was fixed my hips, back, neck and other foot all suddenly felt better. Whodathunk it. I hope you can get it done soon. When something prevents you from doing what you love you simply must do something about it.
    Your card as always is a pure delight.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • LalaNovember 27, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Ohhh, so glad you are back. Have been thinking about you every day. Sorry to hear about your problems. I have posted in my craft space a saying that goes something like this “Doing and Making are acts of hope, and as that hope grows we stop being overwhelmed by the troubles of the world.” I believe it’s true. And Becca, don’t ever forget that your beautiful creations are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you and God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Frannie CameroNovember 27, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    Beautiful card…always beautiful…all your cards and crafts.
    I am happy you were able to go to your studio and craft a little. I am sorry to hear of your pain. I will keep you in my prayers and hope all gets well soon.ReplyCancel

  • CecNovember 27, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    I am so glad you are back because you have been missed and I am so sorry to hear that one thing has caused another issue. Our bodies are such a marvel and such a curse sometimes. Your card is stunning and it’s so nice that you found making it therapeutic. I am always slow at making cards but that just extends the therapy so who cares.

  • Suzi YerkesNovember 27, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    Becca, I am so sorry to hear about your health problems. If it is of any consequences, I have had 3 foot surgeries on the same foot and everything has turned out fine. It really isn’t a big deal, but the hip thing might straighten itself out when you get your foot fixed. I wish you speedy recovery and health. After foot surgery just prop your leg up to a comfortable height and keep making those beautiful projects. I am glad that you decided to go into your studio and relax and get your mind off things. As always you make the most amazing cards.ReplyCancel

  • NancyKNovember 27, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    So glad to have you back!!! Sorry to hear about the health issues – hope that they can be resolved soon. Love what you have created here – but Becca you are costing me money!!! Every time I visit your blog another item is added to my wish list!!

    Take card!ReplyCancel

  • FrancesNovember 27, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Becca we have all missed. You have so many people who love you and are praying for you. We are all sending you healing prayers and healing thoughts of love. This card was amazing like all of your beautiful cards. I missed you. We finally moved to Olympia, Wa and I don’t have my craft room yet as we are renting until we close on our house so I will live through your cards to keep me inspired. God Bless you and heal you.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisNovember 27, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that you are not feeling so well. I’ll continue to keep you on my prayer list. Take care of yourself. Your card is beautiful Becca. Love all of the die-cutting on this one. Beautiful DP chosen. That ornament is so pretty as it is tied up with a pretty bow. I love how the ornament houses the sentiment. Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Sabrina RNovember 27, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Oh, Becca. So sorry to hear about your problems. My prayers are with you. I too was begining to wonder when we’d next hear from you and then we get this wonderful, as always, card. Just beutiful, Becca. Hope everything works out well for you soon.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SNovember 27, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    I was wondering why there were no posts from Amazing Grace in my inbox. Now I know why. I hope & pray things get better for you. I know how it feels to have leg problems having them myself. Will pray for you. And oh your card is beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderNovember 27, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    What a beautiful card. I live the effect of seam binding on the ornament. You are some talented!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry107November 27, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    So glad you are back! Did you know they started a “where is Becca”!!! On SCS!!! We all missed you-so sorry you are having more troubles-You card is beautiful! As always!! thanks sdo much for sharing your great talent with us all! Praying for better days for you!ReplyCancel

  • DelamaNovember 27, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    I just love your work and your creativity on your cards. Thank you for sharing. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
    Have a great day :)

  • RebekkaNovember 27, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    What a gorgeous card Becca, love all those pearls. I do hope all will be well with you.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelNovember 27, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Becca, a most beautiful card, one that makes me feel at peace, thank you for it.. hope it helps you too.. Remember God is our healer and and we must lean on him which I know you do.. You will be okay, of that I am sure, your faith will pull your through, but extra prayers help, so my prayers are flying down your way.
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisNovember 27, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    We have all missed your beautiful creations but more importantly we are praying for your health issues. Along with my husbands horrendous back surgery came an army of prayer warriors….out of the woodwork, so to speak. Wow. We are so encompassed round about with God’s love and grace as we go through everyday trials of life. He is faithful and what he started he will finish. Truly, the joy he gives is our strength. I never understood that til I began praising Him for everything and then noticed I was so happy no matter what. Amazing. He is faithful to his children.ReplyCancel

  • AstridNovember 27, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    So sorry to hear of your health issues and really have missed seeing your beautiful work. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery from far across the ocean. Hang in there, we are thinking of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary HavlovicNovember 27, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    Hi Becca. Just to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers and wishing you a speedy recovery.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)November 27, 2011 - 2:27 pm

    Like everyone, I too was worried and have missed you. Hope your foot and hip problems are resolved soon. How hard this must be for you! You have way more than your fair share of difficulties. I’ll pray and send hugs daily. On a happy note, what a wonderful card, Becca. Seems like your bottled up creativity has exploded into this magnificent card. You’ve outdone yourself yet again. This I think is my all time favourite. Do
    take good care of yourself, dear lady. I hope you are back on your feet soon.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramNovember 27, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    Becca: You have been missed. You make the most exquisite cards. May you feel well soon. Surgery is no fun but hopefully it will fix both the foot and the back/hip problem. I have bursitis in my right hip so I know how anoying that pain can be. Merry Christmas and happy card making.ReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonNovember 27, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    My wish for a speedy recovery Becca. This is a gorgeous creation!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly UNovember 27, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re not feeling up to par. As someone who has done the surgery/illness route, I know it’s not easy. Glad your beautiful creations give you some stress relieve! I know they sure do brighten my day! This one is just lovely, the wrapped frame is so clever!ReplyCancel

  • janeyNovember 27, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    Glad to hear you are finding some mental relief to your physical state of body, by stamping. We all benefit from your stress relief….thank you!


  • TammyNovember 27, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Beautiful!!! I’ll be lifting you up—you are a princess of the most High!! be blessed Beyond Measure

  • Phil(omena) from Dublin, IrelandNovember 27, 2011 - 3:28 pm

    Thats such a lovely card – hope all your problems clear up soon Good wishes and God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MNovember 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    Sorry to hear of your foot and hip problem. I hope you are better soon.
    Love the card. But then everything you do is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • DawnllNovember 27, 2011 - 3:58 pm

    Oh my I hope you take care and have no new surprises. I spent 4 months in that air cast (boot) this year and still feel it in my knees and back.
    Your card is another beauty and love your use of layers sweetie.
    Take careReplyCancel

  • MNovember 27, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    Really missed your posts Becca! Hope things start looking up. I too find card making to be therapeutic and a stress buster.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DiffeyNovember 27, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    Oh Becca I was wondering what was happening for you.

    I know what you mean about standing/walking lop-sided playing havoc with your back – for me it resulted in repeated migraines for a while!

    Do hope you can get the surgery you need soon. I was supposed to have foot surgery some years back, but it would have meant 6 weeks in plaster at least, so I put it off as I was too busy and didn’t have time for it!! My lifestyle has changed since then and I don’t have the pain, so now I can live with it.

    Beautiful card – and yes card making is such good therapy – and far cheaper than a counselor – although we have the Mighty Counselor to go to.


  • Jocelyn LuhrsNovember 27, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    So sorry to learn you’ve not been well. Now it’s time for us to pray for you. God works through the prayers of His people!! I know!! Thanks for sharing your God-given talents with us. Blessings to you, too – and lotsa luv. JocReplyCancel

  • kim r.November 27, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Another beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it. Will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • EdieNovember 27, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    Been missing you. Glad you werre able to get back in your studio and make a card. Praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • charleneNovember 27, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    Hope u feel better, beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerNovember 27, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    A gorgeous card Becca! I love everything about it. My heart hurts for you knowing you are in so much pain. I will be praying for you!ReplyCancel

  • RubyNovember 27, 2011 - 6:03 pm

    I just love this card… but sorry to hear you’re not feeling good. I know about back pain, so I do sympathize with you. I will pray for a speedy recovery and you’re back in the studio wowing us (is that really a word!) Tks for sharing your creations.ReplyCancel

  • Harriet ClarkNovember 27, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Your creativity knows no bounds, Becca, even when you’re in pain. I’m sending healing thoughts your way, and will keep you in my prayers. You are such a blessing to all of us, in every way. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?ReplyCancel

  • JeanNovember 27, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    Hi Becca! I’ve missed you and was wondering if you were feeling okay, nice that you’re back and so sorry to hear that you are having back troubles. Hopefully you’ll get scheduled for the foot surgery soon. Thank you for sharing your creativity in your beautiful card.

    Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Harriet ClarkNovember 27, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    All those little question marks in my last post were supposed to show up as little hearts! They were hearts on my screen, but not when it posted. Oops! Sorry!!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneNovember 27, 2011 - 6:22 pm

    Your creations have always been a source of joy for me each time I visit your blog. But more than your posts, it is your loving persona that endears you to me. This card is another eye-popper. I hope and pray that God’s healing hand will be upon you. No matter how much pain you’ve been going through, nothing is too difficult for Him because you are His precious child.


  • LindaNovember 27, 2011 - 7:03 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Sorry t hear about your health issues. I sure hope all works out well. I have had several surgeries on my feet and still have trouble with my hips, back and feet. Foot surgery is not fun. I will be praying to the feet God’s for a speedy recovery for you. Make sure you stay on top of your pain meds after your surgery. There are so many tiny bones in the feet and the healing can be trying if you do not stay on top of the pain with meds.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonNovember 27, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Bless your heart! Nothing worse than pain! Hopefully you’ll get relief soon! This card is dazzling and truly elegant! Wish I were on your Christmas card list!ReplyCancel

  • Pet BarnesNovember 27, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Beautiful Card! Praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Omega BrooksNovember 27, 2011 - 8:49 pm

    What a beautiful card. Will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PNovember 27, 2011 - 8:54 pm

    Sorry you haven’t been feeling well lately. I’m glad this GORGEOUS card offered you some relief. As always, thank you for taking the time to share your creativity. Your designs are truly inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleNovember 27, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Absolutely stunning card Becca! Will be remembering you in prayer for a good solution and relief from pain. We thank you for the blessing of sharing your artistic creativity…God is so good and we are blessed! Happy Holidays as we remember the reason for the seaon.
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Magi DuncanNovember 27, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Hi, Becca! I was wondering where you had gone to! Sorry to hear about your foot and hip issues, though! I will keep you in my prayers . . . Beautiful card – you are always such an inspiration! Take care and God Bless! Hugs, MagiReplyCancel

  • chaunNovember 27, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    Creativity is a great stress-reliever and takes one’s mind off of troubles. You are in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ManuelNovember 27, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    Becca~Your creativity is God given and you do it so well. I know he will bless you with a quick recovery with your upcoming foot surgery. Hang in there and keep the creativity flowing! Hope you are feeling 100% real soon.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ENovember 27, 2011 - 10:34 pm

    This is stunning, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • TrudyNovember 27, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    Hello!!! I was wondering if you sell these as kits. they are so beautiful. You truly are blessed.

  • sherry gardnerNovember 27, 2011 - 10:43 pm

    very pretty card…ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickNovember 27, 2011 - 11:22 pm

    So sorry to hear about your foot and hip. It just seems like a domino effect (my husband had knee surgery, thru off his hip and back) but things will get better, hopefully sooner, than later. Your card is gorgeous, great to have you back!!!

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 28, 2011 - 1:34 am

    I miss you Becca. Hope you will be pain free soon. I have to have surgery on my knee this morning so will not be on the computer for a while.
    I love your card. you sure do beautiful work.

  • AngelNovember 28, 2011 - 4:00 am

    Hello,Becca!I love your card.Your card is gorgeous,great to have you bask!!!Angel.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceNovember 28, 2011 - 6:12 am

    Just gorgeous and what a wonderful idea to combine both year’s ornaments. Fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksNovember 28, 2011 - 6:28 am

    Sorry to learn of your problems. Yes, feet are the core to our whole spinal system. I’ve had surgery on both feet and after fracturing my femur last spring, it did a number on that hip. Dec. 13 I have hip replaced, and can’t wait to be free of the pain and uncertainty every time I go to stand up wondering if I can walk or not! I’m told both hips have arthritis, but it’s only the right one that hurts, so hope one operation will take care of the problem. Don’t put off foot surgery. I was fortunate to go to podiatrist rather than osteo doctor, so had NO PAIN at all, as they didn’t use a tourniquet. I was waiting for all the pain I’d heard about and they just laughed and said that the pain is from the tourniquet most osteo doctors use when operating. Good luck. Prayers will be with you!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaNovember 28, 2011 - 7:22 am

    Lovely card! I’m sorry to hear you’ve had some health issues. I’ll send up a prayer that they don’t last long and all goes well with the foot surgery!
    Hugs, JessicaReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasNovember 28, 2011 - 9:29 am

    Missed you and your creative talent so very much Becca! So sorry to hear you are in pain and battling medical issues. Thanks for taking time to inspire me – I love your work and I admire you personally. I will be praying for you to heal and the doctors to have the knowledge and skill to help you too.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterNovember 28, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Oh Wow, Gorgeous, I so love the wrapping of the die and the layering, such perfect framing for the sentiment.
    Sure hope you can get the surgery soon so that you don’t have to keep experiencing this back pain, isn’t it crazy how one thing can lead to another.ReplyCancel

  • bethann dNovember 28, 2011 - 10:58 am

    so lovely as all of your creations are. but i have the materials to make something that may turn out to be remotely like yours. yippeeReplyCancel

  • Bert RiveraNovember 28, 2011 - 11:16 am

    Glad your back, sorry to hear you have had some big medical problems. Pain is always a big problem when in involves backs, hips and legs. Hope you are feeling better. Your art continues to amaze.ReplyCancel

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  • LindylooNovember 28, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    Hi Becca, I have only been checking your blog for a very short time but I love your work and did wonder why you had not posted for a while. I am truly sorry to hear you have been in so much pain. Be strong, you have been given the strength to cope I promise you. I have been living with spinal pain for 12 years after car accident and spinal surgery and the good side to it is that it gave me the opportunity to try new crafts including cardmaking. I love your style and am always smiling when I see and read your cards and blog. Please be well soon. Thank you for all your inspiration. Best Wishes Linda (S.Wales, UK)ReplyCancel

  • MegNovember 28, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    Glad to see you back. Was worried when I didn’t see a new entry on your blog for so long. sorry you are having so much pain & issues. Will pray foot surgery goes well and eliminates at least that problem. Thank you for your beautiful projects. May you continue to be able to get to the studio.ReplyCancel

  • RuthyNovember 28, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    God bless you and yours Becca, will pray surgery goes well and you heal quickly. With love.ReplyCancel

  • SaraNovember 28, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Becca, such a beautiful card. I do hope your foot surgery can take place soon so you can start mending. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Linda StandartNovember 28, 2011 - 5:42 pm

    It’s good to see you back, Becca. Sorry about the foot and hip problems. I hope that will all be resolved soon.
    Love the card. I know about the theraputic effect of doing our art. It’s possible to lose yourself in the creative process and find peace in making something beautiful or appealing to others.Keep on going. You will find the grace and the strength to deal the the restReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 28, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    I’ve sent a healing prayer out for you Becca. So sorry to hear that you are not doing as well as we would all like you to be. Thanks for taking the time to share your latest creation.ReplyCancel

  • Patty W.November 29, 2011 - 12:07 am

    Becca, I just knew something was up, when we didn’t hear from you for quite awhile. I really hoped you were just out having a good time. I’m so sorry you’ve been in pain! I am still keeping you in my prayers. I know that God is watching over you and guiding the hands of your doctors, so that you will be well soon! Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring card! It’s awesome! ( I just about panic when I think how close Christmas is!) Girl, you’ve worked your magic again! Thank you, now I can get on with making my cards. Hugs and blessings! Patty W.ReplyCancel

  • Dana TarchalaNovember 29, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Such a beautiful card, perfect for this time of year. Your creations are so beautiful. I find such inspiration from you.


  • DorothyNovember 30, 2011 - 11:53 am

    Hi Becca. God has blessed you with a wonderful gift of creativity. He has also blessed you with crafting sisters that support you in prayer and I am one of them. Hugs, Prayers and blessings from the Wonderland of Snow in Canada.ReplyCancel

  • Ursula UphofDecember 13, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Hi Becca, I love this card so much, Ihope you don’t mind that I have made one using your idea. Mine is not anywhere as lovely as yours, but your inspiration is what makes me do this, Take care.ReplyCancel