Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Together Forever and Spellbinders 6x6 Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Sweet Words, Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco Duality, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border, Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning sweet friends!  How does Friday get here so soon, lol?  I’ve shared this card on the Spellbinders Blog but wanted to show it here today so that I could offer it for Day of Giving Friday.  When I showed it before I offered step by step directions on how to put it together and you can see those instructions HERE.  To cut the frame into four neat mitered pieces as I have above, I’m using Spellbinders 6×6 Graceful Frame Maker – you can see a video on how this die does it magic HERE.  The focal die that I’m using for the card is Spellbinders Sweet Words and from that set I’m using the Hugs Border.  At the top of the card I’ve used Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco Duality cut using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border.  I used my favorite embossing folder – Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder – I think it adds just that special touch of texture to the top of the card.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Together Forever and Spellbinders 6x6 Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Sweet Words, Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco Duality, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border, Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Just as a note of follow up, I went to my friends funeral last weekend – she was a fellow crafter and we’ve been in the same small crafting group that has met every month for approaching 18 years.   It was a sweet celebration of her going home but her illness was pretty short and the swiftness in which it all happened caught so many of us off guard.  I say that because she has been on my mind this week, and her circumstances have had me deep in reflection.  That’s how it happens, isn’t it?  We get so busy with things – some that are important and some that are not.  Yes, there is sadness, but yet she leaves me with a sweet gift to do some course correction and fine tuning to make sure life is as full as it can be.   I thank her for that reminder.

For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   For your comment: Kindness can be as simple as a smile, a hug, lending a shoulder or sending a card.  What is your favorite way to share your kindness?

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StampsQuietfire Design –   Together Forever
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink –
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders 6×6 Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Sweet Words, Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco DualitySpellbinders A2 Bracket Border, Spellbinders Floral Embossing FolderSilk Ribbon – May Arts, Tulle Flowers – Hobby Lobby,

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  • Terri Scott - terriavidreaderMarch 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm

    Another simply gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Jones tryMarch 24, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. I have the frame maker die and am eager to use it. Hope you are doing well and please keep posting!
    Beth JonesReplyCancel

  • JanMarch 24, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Good evening Becca. Personally I like to give a hug.Followed by a smile. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan.xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 24, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    This IS “gorgeous!” ;) I like to send a card for an act of kindness. I think people enjoy the thought that YOU made the card, with them in-mind. That is one of the reasons I prefer to make my cards at the time of need & not just grab one from my stash. ;) (Although, there are times, I have to do this because of time constraints.)ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoMarch 24, 2017 - 12:26 pm

    So very pretty. I send cards to show kindness. I also think a smile and. Nice word goes a long way.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 24, 2017 - 12:28 pm

    Is there no end to your creativity? Emboss a plain boarder. That is SO cool.
    My favorite way to show kindness is to be there is someone needs me. I’m not much of a social friend for lunches and phone calls but I will be there always.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SMarch 24, 2017 - 12:31 pm

    I like the hugs frame! And I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, Becca. My condolences to you, he family and friends.
    I like to listen and share a hug. So easy to do, and it means so much.
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Sharon TarpinianMarch 24, 2017 - 12:33 pm

    So very pretty. I always smile when greeting anyone and try to give a compliment several times a day. Just being friendly to strangers makes them feel more comfortable.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMarch 24, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    Hi Becca…sending SMILES and HUGS your way to thank you for your inspiration and kindness shown to me! You are a TREASURE!!!!! Your card is lovely as always they are…thank you for sharing with us!
    I love to SMILE at people as I am on my way somewhere…such a delight to see them SMILE back, even tho’ we do not know each other. A SMILE is such an easy thing to give and always helps to brighten the day!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 24, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    Hi again Becca,
    This is one ? (HaHa)favs and I have been tuned in for about 8-9 years. When I think of you, I think Hugs so this cards says it all about you! Always ending your blog with hugs, made me start doing the same.
    I think sending a card shows my act of kindness as everyone of my friends know that I make all my cards. Therefore when a fellow worker’s Mom died, even though we had a little falling out, I still sent him a card as I knew how much his mother meant to him. I later stumbled upon him and he hugged me and said, You don’t know how much that card made to me. I will never throw it away.” I was truly honored for him to tell me that.
    Bless you my friend,
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 24, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    What a lovely sentiment on this beautiful card of yours. I’m loving my frame maker mad often loose a couple of hours trying out the different borders that Spellbinders have created over the years.

    I always try to smile back at people when people are polite to me and to have their politeness returned back to them.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderMarch 24, 2017 - 12:48 pm

    Love the card! I like to smile and offer a kind word at everyone that I meet, whether at work or just in the grocery store. We never know what others are going through and often a smile and kind word can give them the strength to keep fighting.ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Listening is one of the ways that I like to show kindness. Also just giving a hug for no reason at all. I am sorry about your friend but it sounds like she now with her Savior. Oh yes, thank you for sharing the card. Have a blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 24, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a beautiful card! I never tire seeing your craft and how you inspire me to “think outside the box”.
    Thank you for focusing on kindness, we can never have too much in this world. I use all the expressions you listed but my favorite is offering my prayers-especially, when things appear hopeless.
    Blessings sweet lady,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Toni LMarch 24, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Becca,

    Beautiful card!! I enjoy spreading kindness with a smile for everyone or by lending an ear to anyone who needs it. I enjoy spreading kindness :-).

    Thanks for sharing your creative cards!

    ToniReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm

    Hi Becca, A really beautiful card, at first glance I thought it looked like a window frame with a ‘pelmet’ (valance) at the top of the window.
    I love to smile at everyone and I will do anything I can to offer help to anyone, kindness helps everyone and costs nothing.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm

    I usually use laughter as a way to show kindness sometoimes as a distraction but mostly to lighten the load. beautiful card today.ReplyCancel

  • NazneenMarch 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm

    Such a beautiful Card Becca! Loved it! My way to show kindness is to help people without expecting anything in return and also to make them smile and spread happiness around me!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 24, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Fabulous card Becca! Always love your bows the best.

    Hugs are a favorite of mine, but I love making and giving a card for no reason. Love giving cards.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GMarch 24, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    A smile goes a long way, I believe! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 24, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    Your cards are always such a breath of joy when you share them with us, Becca. Thank you so much. I love giving hugs, listening to people who need to talk, sending cards “just because”, and smiling.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsMarch 24, 2017 - 1:30 pm

    Simply gorgeous as always. I adore the frame maker die and love the hugs die. Listening and offering a helping hand are the easiest ways to show kindness.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 24, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    So hard losing anyone…I like to send cards or a little gift…hugs a lot too…beautiful card as always..ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 24, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is truly gorgeous.
    I find that the best act of kindness I can give a person is time.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumMarch 24, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Such a lovely card.
    I love all your cards.
    I have all your new dies on my list to buy in the next few months.
    I love them.ReplyCancel

  • Jan ScottMarch 24, 2017 - 2:07 pm

    Sharing kindness with a hug and a smile is so easy to do and so much appreciated. Always love your gorgeous cards! I so appreciate all you share. HugsReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMarch 24, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    It’s far nicer to be kinder and offer a smile even if it’s the only thing you have to give.
    Love this card Becca.
    Have a great weekend xxxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 24, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    Such a beautiful card. A think a smile goes a long way, especially to strangers at the bus stop!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy GMarch 24, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Beautiful card. The most precious thing you can give to someone is your time, so my kindness would be to give someone just that. Whether that would be doing things together, helping out or just listening.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 24, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Love the card. My act of kindness is smile to someone you see in public, but a card is always appreciated by the person who you sent it to. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 24, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Fabulous card!

    I like to show it by being patient with someone when they are nervous or upset about how to do something. If you keep calm you can keep them calm most of the time.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellMarch 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    My favorite form of kindness is a hug, but I must say, I enjoy doing them all!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMarch 24, 2017 - 4:53 pm

    “Hello”….a simple word, greeting, acknowledgement, friendship, wishing you well, have a good day. A five letter word that goes a long way to make your day and someone else’s day good. I like to greet anyone with a ‘hello or hi’ while shopping, walking the dog, in the library, in the restaurant. It doesn’t hurt to say it and acknowledge the other person’s existence. So Hello, have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINMarch 24, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    Becca, so sorry to hear about your friend. It sounds like you know she is with the Lord. That is the hope we hall have. How beautiful! I love the hugs die. I got it too! I will have to send you some pics of a wedding card I made with it. My favorite form of kindness is sending a card. I get such a blessing from it as well! “HUGS”, LIsaReplyCancel

  • MildredMarch 24, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Beautiful card. I make a phone call or send a card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 24, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Good morning Becca, Beautiful card!!! I like to say Good morning and pass the time of day, smile as you pass by it works wonders.
    Thinking of you sweetie!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMarch 24, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    A beautiful card Becca – and a bitter sweet week for you. Hugs.
    As I am mainly housebound (or at a hospital appt) these days with DH being so ill, I try to send cards when I can to others in the extended family who are also unwell. I also comment as much as I can on others blogs to encourage them in their crafting.
    Of course there is always prayer in the mix!!
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMarch 24, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Hi Becca. This is a beautiful card, as always. Depending on the situation My kindness would be to smile or give someone my time. XxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 24, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    Ahh, love your Becca beautiful bows that always give your cards the perfect accent. Now that I am making handmade cards, I generally send a card to show my kindness. Again, sorry for the loss of your long time crafting friend – 18 years is a long time to share ideas with someone. I know you will miss her.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 24, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    Wow… this one is a beauty! Love the textures and details!
    Giving my time is how I like to show kindness.
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. My brother is going through a very difficult time and I just got home from an 8 hour drive on my return trip from seeing him. I hope my visit was a help to him and that it meant as much to him as it did to me. Rough times ahead as he is diagnosed with Parkinson’s with dementia.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.March 24, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    Becca, Another beautiful card.
    I like to hugs people & help them in any way I can.ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOMarch 24, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love the hugs border. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. My favorite way of sharing a kindness is with a hug. If someone lives too far away for a hug, I send them one in the form of a card. I also like to leave comments on blogs or in galleries to encourage fellow stampers.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 24, 2017 - 7:48 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another beautiful card as always.I see you are coming to One Crazy Stamper which is about 2hrs from where I live, Oh how I wish I could come, if it was earlier in the day as I don’t drive much at night any more and it would be very late and I am now a old lady.I would love to see you again, I met you quite a few yrs. ago when I used to winter in Panama City Beach and would go to the Emerald Coast stamp club at Michael’s. At one of the classes I taught how to make a box that held about 6 cards it had a pen and address book I don’t think you would remember. I see the club is no more.I will stop my rambling now. Hugs
    Yvonne (Ont. Can.)ReplyCancel

  • AlisonMarch 24, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca! Love your use of dies and I still like that spellbinder graceful Frame maker. When I want to keep in touch I might phone a friend or maybe send a special cardReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 24, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    So sorry for your loss. It’s never easy no matter the circumstances. We miss our friends and loved ones even tho we know they are in Heaven. Love this beautiful card! I’ll check out the dies coz one of them has caught my eye! TYFS! Love n hugsReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMarch 24, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    I like to send a card as a way of sharing kindness. That old-fashioned personal touch shows the extra effort to let someone know they are special. Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 24, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Listening attentively and keeping promises to pray for others.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 24, 2017 - 8:32 pm

    Oops! I like sending cards, giving hi and hello and smiles to strangers, hugs n love on FB.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 24, 2017 - 8:47 pm

    Just Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 24, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    I loved this card on Spellbinders blog and love it herre. I appreciate seeing how you used this particular die in your collection. It’s pink too, so perfect!

    I like to send a card I’ve made and include a short poem I’ve written on the inside. I always hop we that it brings a bit of sunshine into the recipients life.

    Have a great weekend, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMarch 24, 2017 - 9:44 pm

    beautiful card! sending a card, a smile, a hug, lo whatever is needed!ReplyCancel

  • RuthannMarch 24, 2017 - 10:48 pm

    Another beautiful card. I send cards and sign with “hugs”. Wish mine were as awesome as yours.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMarch 24, 2017 - 10:53 pm

    Pretty card again today. When I saw it, I thought this is a perfect 50th wedding anniversary card. Our 50th is coming up on April 15th. Think I will try one for my hubby. Depends on how close I am to the person, I start with a hug and smile. Then I make a card with them in mind. A gentle reminder they are not alone. Sincere Sympathy to you on your loss of a special friend.ReplyCancel

  • kay mcbrideMarch 24, 2017 - 10:56 pm

    pretty card! Our friend had been sick alot longer than anyone knew except me. She and I talked every weekend until the summer. I will and do miss her deeply. As an act of kindness I call and check up on people, give hugs or words of encouragement whatever seems to be the right gesture for the moment.
    hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 24, 2017 - 11:29 pm

    Lovely card. I like to extend genuine, sincere, personal compliments.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 25, 2017 - 12:20 am

    I Becca. Great card as always. Kindness can be shown in many ways depending on the person and situation. A friend lost her dad recently. I sent her a card of hugs which she said she really needed. And another with an angel on that arrived on the day of the funeral. We don’t live close so it was lots of phone calls which she really appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMarch 25, 2017 - 2:08 am

    Dear Becca! Your kindness shines through your beautiful cards! I think a simple smile is my favorite way to show kindness. A smile is universal…no language barriers! Smiles are even understood by other species….my dogs will tell you that! Sending a virtual smile your way. :)ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 25, 2017 - 3:48 am

    Your Card is like a hug made to my heart. Thanks !
    I like giving hugs but it´s not so appreciated at home. So that I lost its savour, even if I feel an abyssal lack of receiving.
    However, People say they are pleased by my smile, filled with compassion and no judgment.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 25, 2017 - 4:55 am

    Hi Becca this card is lovely I try to give time, hugs and
    lots of love hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 25, 2017 - 5:26 am

    For me it is making a card and offering an ear or shoulder. Beautiful cats!ReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 25, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Being a good listener is a great act of kindness!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 25, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Just as gorgeous as always from you Becca. Another stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • lisaMarch 26, 2017 - 8:29 am

    i’ve always loved this quoteReplyCancel

  • Granny DMarch 26, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    Love this card, only thing I couldn’t find was the design paper you mentioned with that beautiful rose on it. That really helped to balance the whole thing as well as add the subtle color.

    I too love to send cards as a means to share kindness…if I am close locally, I will provide hugging services as well as open ended time for crying if need be.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 27, 2017 - 3:50 am

    Stunning card Becca, your embellishments are glorious. My favourite way to show kindness is being supportive to my husband, friends etc in whatever capacity it takes x x xReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 27, 2017 - 5:15 am

    My favorite way to show kindness is to be genuine. To show true love for my fellow man. To approach each person as an individual who matters and is important. From this vantage point we can speak honestly and truthfully. You can be truthful and kind. Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 27, 2017 - 5:23 am

    P.S.! So sorry for the loss of your friend. Hope you have plenty fond memories of her and of times you’ve shared.ReplyCancel

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.comHi there friends or rather hey, yall!  Today finds me creating at my desk, I’m editing dies, creating new dies and much, much more!  I have to say these little dies are almost like my children.  I hope, dream and pray over them and then try to breathe them to life; some times it requires a little push and a little persuade to get my more unique designs out there.

That’s quite the case with the dies I’m showing today, they were put on the back burner for a couple of years and released in January 2015. Today when I surf the internet I see quite a few die designers are coming out with dies very similar to these unique elegant pocket card fronts, so it warms my heart when some of my more unique ideas take root!

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Today I’m sharing a card made with Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket.  I pulled them right out of my stash today because I’m sad to say that one of them has hit the discontinue list – when it is gone, it is gone (in spite of my best pout and sad puppy dog eyes). Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket is the one that is going away. I will continue to use it here, but I’ll tell you honestly, if this hasn’t hit your collection, you might want to think about it now.  Why am I telling you this?  Oh.my.goodness – if I had a dime for every time someone asked me to help them find a die that was no longer available….  Because so many dies are scheduled to hit the market, quite a few of mine are being retired (that retired word sounds better doesn’t it?) so going forward, I’ll identify those dies as I use them so that you can get them before they are gone…

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
So you see, today my card is really, really made with love – I feel like my daughter is going away to college or something and I have to lay some extra love on her, lol!!  I’ve never done this before – I layered double pockets on a tall card!  And, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say this, but it’s a flat card.  There is no foam tape anywhere on this card!  Okay, so how did it go together.  First of all the card size is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ .  Since you would normally need 17″ paper folded in half to get the card base, I used the hinged method I developed HERE but, I constructed the pieces of the card then glued the hinge together at the end.  That way I could fold the tabs for the pockets over the top edge first.  No worries, I’ll explain it all here, so here we go . . .

  1.  For my hinged base I cut a piece of card stock 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and a piece 4-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ from cream card stock.
  2.  Score the 4-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ piece 1″ from the top and fold with the 1″ flap facing up, set aside.
  3.  I cut two of each pocket from linen card stock .
  4.  Using the card base panel cut to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2, I glued Arched Elegant Pocket flap even with the top and bottom of the card.
  5.  Then I folded Swirl Bliss Pocket over the top and bottom with the flap adhered to the back of the card.
  6.  Stamp sentiment on a cream panel cut to 2-5/8″ x 7-1/2″ – mat with your linen card stock.
  7.  Add ribbon around front panel and insert stamped sentiment into upper and lower pockets.
  8.  Adhere front of card to the piece previously set aside that has the 1″ flap facing up.  That gives you a hinged card.
  9.  I cut a piece of card stock equal to the size of the front panel to go on the inside of the flap to hide my ribbon.

P.S.  Don’t you just love this Helen Keller sentiment?


Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Antique Linen
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Charcoal
Accessories:  Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket, Spellbinders Arched Elegance PocketSatin Ribbon (Gold) – The Paper Source, Recollection Pearls

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  • Joni SMarch 23, 2017 - 12:18 am

    Lovely card, Becca. I’m always sad to see pretty dies retire, but I do understand why they can’t always stay in stock. (while thinking to my self, “but they should!!!”) Pretty card, lovely sentiment!
    JoniReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMarch 23, 2017 - 12:23 am

      Lol, Joni, I think the same thing. I’ve decided to rejoice their retirement instead of wishing it would change. It does open the door for better things but so many of my favorites are going away. Kind of bittersweet, I’d say…ReplyCancel

  • Sarina mcclentonMarch 23, 2017 - 12:30 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. I am so glad you mention which die will be discontinued. I too hate to see the dies retire but yes I do understand. There has been several times I have been looking for a retired die and unable to find. So thank you for letting us know. Keep up the beautiful work you do.ReplyCancel

  • KMarch 23, 2017 - 12:55 am

    This is one of my favorite dies; in fact I purchased a second set so I could lay out and cut a design with one pass through the machine. I own quite a few of your designs and always look for them. APG dies are at the top of my list when shopping.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMarch 23, 2017 - 1:14 am

    Hi Becca,
    This really is a very pretty die and is sad to see it go, but you’re right in what you say the industry seems to be getting huge and there are so many dies Di.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 23, 2017 - 1:19 am

    What a sweet card and a lovely sentiment too. i do love the dies that Spellbinders bring to the market of yours and two or three are my go to dies.

    I’m looking forward to seeing all your new designs, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle SMarch 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I love that sentiment! So sad dies do retire, but at least they had their moment in the sun, from your creative loving hands. Thank you for giving us a heads up on which ones will retire… gives us a chance to look through our stash to see what we are missing before they disappear.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 23, 2017 - 1:47 am

    Good morning Becca, alas parting is such sweet sorrow!!!
    Beautiful card and the verse is pretty good too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 23, 2017 - 2:05 am

    Such a gorgeous card here again, just as always Becca. And the sentiment is sooo true and beautiful too. Sorry to see this one die go, but thanks god, I was soo lucky to get one of our stores here to get it in here, so I have it safe and sound in my die drawer here to play with, whenever I fancy that. Can´t wait to see, what you´ll come up with next now.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 23, 2017 - 2:07 am

    Hi Becca. Great card and as you say unusual size but i like that! Thanks for the heads up on the dies. I have these so no worries thank goodness.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 23, 2017 - 3:29 am

    So sad to see this pretty die retire , but such a very beautiful card and sentiment to give it a fond farewell.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Pam TasMarch 23, 2017 - 4:27 am

    Hi Becca love you have popped in today !! this card is
    very different as in being flat something different is often a nice change.
    Thank you for sharing and letting us know about the die I have it.
    Hugs PamxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 23, 2017 - 4:46 am

    Hello Becca,
    I adore this die and it is a shame when old favourites disappear but we look forward to seeing what new delights you will surprise us with.
    I remember seeing the film “The Miracle Worker” in the 1960’s which was the life story of Helen Keller. It was gripping and inspiring.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 23, 2017 - 4:55 am

    Hello Becca – I love the unique size and elegant feel of your card today. You managed to make a bit of a messy bow look like it was meant for the elegance of this card! I’m sorry some of your dies are going on an extended vacation. This die is beautiful and different. I will be checking my stash to see if I have it. If not, I’ll be looking for it. I’ve been on a reorganization of my dies so things are in a bit of an upheaval. But…I’m making progress!

    Thank you for so many lovely little piece of art!ReplyCancel

  • WendyMarch 23, 2017 - 5:21 am

    Morning Becca what a beautiful card and such a shame that this die is being retired, but I am sure that the designs you come up with in the future will be just as beautiful if not more so.
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.March 23, 2017 - 6:24 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! Thanks for the heads up on the retiring die. It had been on my Wish List, so I placed an order for it this morning. Love the sentiment, as well. Is it an older one? I was unable to find it on the Inky Antics website. Looking forward to your new die designs.ReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenMarch 23, 2017 - 6:43 am

    I always love seeing your work- so soft and pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mMarch 23, 2017 - 7:13 am

    Oohh, such a beautiful card! Thanks for showing how to layer the pockets!!! So elegant! So sorry to hear of the retirement…… when a door closes….a window opens. You taught me this! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 23, 2017 - 7:29 am

    This is such a lovely die. When I first started out several years ago in card making the only dies I knew about were Spellbinders. They could be purchased at the local big box stores as the Scrapbook stores had gone away. Once they went away they discontinued the Spellbinders out of the stores and didn’t bring them back for awhile. When they did, we never got to see these really pretty ones. When you’re on a budget and you have enough to purchase a new die it’s hard to spend another$ 7.00 or more on shipping for one item.

    Beautiful card and I do love that Helen Keller sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosMarch 23, 2017 - 7:32 am

    Hi , Becca your cards are always so amazing. Yes it’s sad to see this die go but I know that you will come up with even more unique and beautiful dies .ReplyCancel

  • BenteMarch 23, 2017 - 7:42 am

    So sad to see this die set being retired, it is gorgeous
    Your card is beautiful, Becca, thanks for showing us how to make it!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 23, 2017 - 7:49 am

    Pretty card, Becca! Never have to worry about your dies being retired as I buy them when you first release them!! If it has Becca on it, I buy it! As a matter of fact, I am currently cutting 32 of Bliss Pocket for my 16 cards for Card Swap at Scrapbook Expo, Orlando. I will send you a picture when I have it all put together. This is one of my favorite dies, use it all the time. Sad but happy you will be designing more new ones. You keep me broke, girl!!
    Hugs,
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 23, 2017 - 8:33 am

    Such a beautiful card. It’s a shame some dies have to be ‘retired’ but I understand stores have to make room for the new ones.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 23, 2017 - 8:37 am

    A lovely card with a beautiful pocket die. I have this die of yours. By the way, the last time I was in Michaels, they had some of your dies on display for selling. That’s exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a " c "March 23, 2017 - 9:31 am

    I absolutely love the sentiment but it is especially inspiring to know it came from Helen Keller. She seemed to have such a loving heart. Sometimes I think the disabilities that we have (not just those seen outwardly ) are our greatest blessings. The thorn in our side can allow us to become better for God. I know saying goodbye to your designs are a little sad but how blessed you are to have been able to design and watch something grow that has brought much pleasure to so many. I am on a very limited income so I usually have to wait till something is discontinued and goes on sale before I can afford it. So see, you are still able to bring a blessing to others in this way. Cyber hugs my cyber friend, God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 23, 2017 - 10:03 am

    Hi Becca,
    Beautiful card and so are all the other ones I saw. I have both of those dies and many others of yours. Hope all is well with you. TFS
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • NancyRMarch 23, 2017 - 10:15 am

    I used this die in my daughter’s wedding invites, so glad that I have it! It made a beautiful pocket for all her informational inserts.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMarch 23, 2017 - 10:51 am

    Becca, I have the Swirl Bliss Pocket die (so glad) and made a type of box you should us awhile back, beautiful!!! Wondered where we can get the Helen Keller verse. Could you email me? Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMarch 23, 2017 - 11:14 am

    GORGEOUS card Becca!!! The sentiment is ‘oh so true’!!! Sad too to see this beautiful die being retired.
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 23, 2017 - 11:54 am

    Whew…. Picked that one up when it came out. That’s what I love about your dies. The do not just give you another beautiful embellishment but the the ones that give you a way to make unique cards or gifts are just too hard to come by, so I snap those up in an instant! Thanks for all your “thinking out of the box!”ReplyCancel

  • BonnieMarch 23, 2017 - 11:55 am

    I love all your work it’s beautiful. I’m your #1fan .Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    Oh, Becca. What a beautiful, elegant card. I love these two dies layered together. Brilliant!!! Thank you for the inspiration. This is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.March 23, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    Becca, That is a beautiful card. I really like the saying from Hellen keller.
    You are so creative, I wonder how you do it?ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 23, 2017 - 12:23 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Thank you for the ‘heads up’. I just added another one of your dies to my cart on Spellbinders, so this post comes at a perfect time. This is definitely a card I want to make.

    Creating this space allows divine energy to flow freely. There’s just no end to your beautiful new ideas. So wonderful to witness.
    I’m so excited to see what’s in store…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 23, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    It’s hard to beat what everyone else is saying about this beautiful card. I have one of these of these dies, yet to be used. I think that is my project for today. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I am looking forward to the new babies coming as the older children leave.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelMarch 23, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    Sigh, this is just breath-taking! Elegantly simplistic…..or simplistically elegant. It is to die for gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMarch 23, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    GLAM, GLAM, GLAMOROUS, Becca! You continue to take my breath away. Love the glamorous elegance of this card. I always find myself drooling over your ribbons and bows. If and when you have the time, would you give us more information on the ribbons you use. It would be so helpful to know the width, fiber content, and weave. Would love to know how you tie them to get them to drape so beautifully. I guess my polyester ribbon is so stiff that it is not as pretty as the ones you make. Thanks a bunch and so happy to see you are designing more dies and cards. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 23, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    Hi Becca, A truly gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 23, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    Hi! Lovely card and cool, clever way to use the pockets! You’ve been an inspiration to me…..thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.March 23, 2017 - 9:51 pm

    Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I love that quote by Helen Keller. So sorry that your dies are being retired. They are quite beautiful. thanks for sharing such a lovely card.
    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 23, 2017 - 11:28 pm

    Oh WOW! Takes me away gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 24, 2017 - 2:25 am

    The card is exquisite. The things that you combine are so unique. Love the way you compose your creations. Your perception and craft vision is something to be desired. Can not wait to see the new things that you’re designing. As requested before, please continue the die inventory list you started and include your most recent and new releases. That makes keeping up with my stash easier and prettier. The Helen Keller quote is inspiring. She was amazing, too! Quite the pair, you two make. Your choice of quotes is always on point.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 24, 2017 - 6:59 am

    Love how you used the two dies layered together!ReplyCancel

  • margie vossMarch 24, 2017 - 11:53 am

    just a beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMarch 26, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    Love your card. I have always admired Helen Keller and how she overcame being deaf and blind, with the help of Annie Sullivan of course. She is one of the few people that I would have liked to have met. I can understand why she says the best things must be felt with the heart. Many of the things I cherish I have felt the beauty and/or joy in my heart. Such a beautiful sentiment. So sorry about your friend.
    JackieReplyCancel

  • Karen CouretMarch 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Beautiful card! A great idea to combine those two dies together. I use to never combine dies until I found you so thanks for opening my eyes a little more.

    Is there a list somewhere that might have all your dies that are retiring? I would love to make sure that I don’t miss out on any of your designs because they are my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 27, 2017 - 3:44 am

    Beautiful card Becca, love your attention to detail x x xReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur De Square and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello y’all!  Spring really faked us out, hunh?  No worries, one thing I know for sure is that it is coming – I have good authority on that!  I’m curled up today with my hot coffee in my toasty sweats, looking outside and eagerly waiting for that day to come.  Even though it’s nippy outside, inside my desk is full!

Today I’m sharing an easy card.  I used one die and I used two colors of paper.  All I did was cut the die, add some matting layers and add a sentiment, a bow and pearls.  That’s it!!  So often I get comments that say something like I wish I could make that.  My whole point today is that you can and I want to encourage you to do it!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur De Square and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
So on to my card for today.  This is a 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ layered card – I used Spellbinders Fleur De Square using the large square for my bottom latter and turning the smaller medium square on point for some dramatic contract.   Oops, I fibbed, I pulled in another die for the sentiment – I used Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants.  Lol, there’s not much else to say except that this die is absolutely gorgeous – how easy it was to work with and I love making a card in less than an hour!!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur De Square and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!

This is going to need an explanation – and the question this week is a tough one.  Don’t answer if you don’t want but I think about these things.  A sweet friend of mine passed away this week.  I’ve been travelling quite a bit and have been so unbelievably busy lately that I didn’t have the chance to talk to her since December.  I didn’t even know how sick she was.  Of course, in retrospect I regret that I was so busy.  I can’t tell you now much she has been on my mind this week.  I do wish I had had an opportunity to visit her in person.  Had I visited, I know I would have gotten the sense of the gravity of her illness.  I’m full of prayer for my friend and at peace that she didn’t have an extended time of suffering.  For your comment: What would you say to your friend if you knew you wouldn’t see him or her again?

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Stamps: Inkadinkado  
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Charcoal
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur De Square, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail PennantsSilk Ribbon – The Paper Source, Recollection Pearls, button from my stash

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  • Jan CastleMarch 17, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Beautiful card Becca – very ELEGANT!
    Actually an easy question for me to answer – I would tell my treasured friend that ‘I LOVE YOU’! Simple statement, but I know we do not say it enough to those we care about. If I could see the person face to face, I would add a great big HUG! Hugs have meant a lot to me in the recent home going of my husband….even people who could not utter a word to me said it all in a hug to show they cared.
    Paper Hugs…real ones too if I could come across the miles Becca!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

    • Noelene ApapMarch 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm

      Hi Jan,
      Sorry for your recent loss. Sending you prayesr & hugs across the miles.
      xoxReplyCancel

      • Jan CastleMarch 17, 2017 - 10:14 pm

        Thank you so much Noelene…what a pretty name!!

  • Cathy HomanMarch 17, 2017 - 11:30 am

    You mean the world to me!ReplyCancel

    • Bonnie springlebMarch 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm

      Wish I could post my comment but I didn’t see how ? I would say to my friend I love you I would make her a card and give it to her . The card would show just what she means to me.ReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfMarch 17, 2017 - 11:33 am

    I would tell her how much she and her friendship means to me and that she is loved.ReplyCancel

  • myrna sweetMarch 17, 2017 - 11:39 am

    Becca: I think you are long overdue to make another Becca bit about your bows. This bow is amazing with the middle loop larger than the outer loops-how did you do that?. I have your bow maker and my bows don’t look like that. Please, please, please! I love your bows and they are such a focal point to your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki SopcakMarch 17, 2017 - 11:45 am

    I would sit with my friend and tell him/her that I love you and I will hug him/her and tell them I don’t want to let go. If you get to heaven before I do, make a little hole and pull me through!!! ??ReplyCancel

  • DevyMarch 17, 2017 - 11:50 am

    If I could see them in person, in this life- I would tell my friend, “I love you!” And then ask them how is their relationship with God. Knowing we are loved by God, and loved by our family and friends are the most important things in life.
    I love your card. This one is such a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine SyphusMarch 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    Becca, I would tell my friend that I have been thinking a lot about her; that she is such a beautiful person, that she is missed, that you feel such close bonds.
    What wonderful friendships we can have with so many. You can think those things now about your friend and I think she will feel your love.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SMarch 17, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    After caring for four family members during terminal illnesses and having lost so many family members and friends of various ages over the years, I’ve learned to make each good-bye like it may be the last. There is no time like the present to let our loved ones know how we feel! So sorry, Becca, for the loss of your friend. You are such a thoughtful caring person, I am sure your friend knew how you felt.ReplyCancel

  • Salley SchwartzMarch 17, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    It’s so hard to let go. I would tell my friend that they mean the world to me. That I will miss them but will remember the good times we have spent together.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 17, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Beautiful, elegant card, Becca. Thank you for the inspiration.
    I’m so sorry you lost a dear friend this week. Even though you weren’t able to…say goodbye?…to her as you’d like to have done, I think she must have been happy to know you were out there living your life to the fullest, fulfilling God’s plan for your life. That’s what all of us want for our friends, after all.ReplyCancel

  • JanetMarch 17, 2017 - 12:23 pm

    Becca, this card is just gorgeous. I so enjoy seeing your work on display.

    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 17, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    Do you mean, “WOULDN’T see him or her again?” LOL I have a friend that I haven’t seen in years! And when I saw her last, I didn’t know that was the last time in seeing her for many years…. I would treat each time as being the LAST TIME! ;) Letting that friend know I loved them & they were cherished! We eagerly await the time we can meet up again! ;)ReplyCancel

  • RosendaMarch 17, 2017 - 12:25 pm

    I really would tell my friend how much I miss her , care for her amd love her.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaMarch 17, 2017 - 12:28 pm

    A good friend of my husbands passed a week ago after repeated surgeries on his intestines. It was tragic because his mind was 100% there. We knew he had no hope but it was sad. I knew him for close to 20 years. A little crazy, but a good man with a good heart, and very happy. It’s not so much what I/we would have said, but I wish we would have visited him more when he was hopping around to the many hospitals he was in. Hospitals can be so boring. I feel really bad we didn’t go see him more often than we did the past 5 months.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NMarch 17, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    Gorgeous card! I would tell my friend how much I love her, and how much I enjoy our time together. I’m sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 17, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    Another stunning card! I think a big hug with a smile says more than words and I did just that yesterday to a ninety year old following his wife’s funeral. I doubt I will see him alive again because he lives so far away but I will keep my promise to ring him.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 17, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Becca. Great card as always and love the look of your new die. As for your friend I am sure she knew what you would have said had you been able to see her. Don’t beat yourself up over it I say. True friends know what you are thinking before you do almost I find!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 17, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    So very sorry for your heart-breaking circumstances, Becca. Hopefully my answer will not seem too simple for such a serious question. My first thought is to say, “I love you.” Even more, I would want to say, “Thank you.” I think love is clearly understood between close friends, but there are innumerable things to be thankful for: forgiveness, openness, wisdom, patience, laughter, and shared experiences no one else truly understands.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 17, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    It goes without saying that the card is beautiful and one I could try easily.
    A good friendship is based on years, not days. The lifetime of friendship that you had does not get passed over because of a few days/months that you were busy. And a true friend realizes that. What they want most when they are on a short timeline is to be treated normally. Many don’t want those “last time” conversations; they want death to be as normal as their life was. So don’t feel badly. If she wanted something other than that, she would have reached out. What you do for a friend all the time is much more important than what you didn’t do one time. Give yourself a pass on that one.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMarch 17, 2017 - 1:12 pm

    Oh goodness. I hope I would be able to say” I wish you enough”. Surely you have read the story behind that statement. If not do look it up.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 17, 2017 - 1:25 pm

    Another great card as always. I would tell my friend how much I enjoyed knowing her and thank her for encouraging me with my crafts, and sending her love. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 17, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    I would tell him or her how much I appreciated our friendship. love today’s card. simple yet elegant.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 17, 2017 - 1:59 pm

    Your card today is so elegant. I like your new die and enjoyed seeing the video and how to use it. Lovely. I’m looking forward to more of your lastest dies to come out and how to use them. So sorry for the loss of you dear friend. If I was not to see a friend again, I would hope I would be able to express in words how much our friendship meant to me. Sometimes there are no words.ReplyCancel

  • IrisMarch 17, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Beautiful card, fabulous sentiment. I’d tell my friend ‘I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me. Your friendship has meant the world to me. X’ReplyCancel

  • JoyMarch 17, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    1st thing is I would tell them is that I loved them. If they knew the Lord, I’d tell them this isn’t good-bye – that I would see them again in heaven. I’d also give them a hug and let them know how much I appreciated their friendship.ReplyCancel

  • IrisMarch 17, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Sorry, Becca, so sorry for about the loss of your friend. Hope that you will frequently savour all the happy memories you cherish. XReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I first want to extend my condolences for the loss of your friend – my heart goes out to you. It’s a shock to receive news like this. When you think of her with the love and appreciation you have for her, that communication transcends the boundaries of time and space. Love never dies.

    Having this experience is a reminder to let our loved ones know how much they mean to us every chance we get. It’s an illusion that we ever know how much time we have with others.Communicating love and gratitude to the people in your live is something you do sooooo well!

    Watching the video on your new dies made me excited to see all your new creations. I loved, loved, loved the re-positioning of the rectangular dies for custom applications. In your characteristic style, the possibilities are endless!
    Love & blessings dear Becca,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesMarch 17, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    We all know how you feel because we have all experienced this situation. My favorite expression is ” You are in my thoughts and prayers”—simple,. But full of meaning. Also,. “I love you” and “You are special” are always appropriate. I know will love your new designs!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMarch 17, 2017 - 2:21 pm

    Good morning Becca,your cards just take my breath away!!!
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    There is nothing I would like to say to my friends when they’re not here because I say it to them on the phone,face to face in a letter on a card,
    When you lose a loved one it makes you realise how precious life is,it only takes a second to change your entire life.
    Live each moment as if it’s your last. Life is what you make it and friends make it better!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMarch 17, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    I love your gold/white cards. Always so elegant. What I would tell my friend is that the world is a better place because of that friend. So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Beth PalmerMarch 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Such a beautiful card Becca, love the white and gold and that bow is just another Becca special! W would say to my friend “I love you and thank you for being such a special friend and give her a hug”ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 17, 2017 - 2:49 pm

    Hi Becca,
    |Such a wonderful and fun card (easy peasy) today. Happy St. Patty’s Day! One of the new dies that is on my list.
    I would tell my friend that I loved him or her and would see them again one day! Meaning of course, in heaven! This happened to me just a couple of weeks ago. I met this fellow in the post office and as his had was bandaged, I asked what happened. Said he had a skin cancer removed and went on telling me the whole story. Said they wanted to cut some more on him but didn’t think he was going to do it. Within 2 weeks he was gone, So Sad!! Only in his early 60’s.
    Hope you have a great weekend and slow down just a little and smell the roses, girlfriend.
    HUGS
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMarch 17, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Becca your card is just lovely and do like the gold you do.
    If I was saying to a friend that I wasn’t going to see again I would let them know what their friendship meant to me and to tell them I love them.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 17, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    That one is super easy for me to answer.
    What I would say: I Love You.

    This card is so gorgeous! I love the Gold.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"March 17, 2017 - 3:34 pm

    First of all, I wanted to tell you how thrilled I was to win one of your beautiful cards last month. I haven’t received it yet but I patiently wait as I know you are always so busy and I don’t want you to feel rushed at all. What a wonderful blessing you are to so many. Now , as for the question of what to tell someone you will never see again here in this present earth …… I have been faced with this situation quite a few times in my life. Always, I felt uncomfortable to admit to them that they were dying and because of this I didn’t address the most important issue at hand…. Have You Accepted Jesus as Your Savior ? Now, I have matured enough to know that this is the last chance they might have to hear about God’s promise and the fact that He said , there is only one way to The Father, Jesus. When my mom was dying I knew she was saved and only her body was lingering. As she was breathing her last breaths, I held her hand and told her it was okay to let go …. we would miss her but it was okay, we would be alright . I believe she passed away peacefully and that she is at rest now. I look forward to seeing her again someday. I believe if we have a chance in life to spread God’s Word and we don’t, we are making a big mistake. I look at death differently now and I look at this short time on this earth differently. This earthly life is short and will soon be over, even a hundred years that you might have goes by so fast. I pray with all my heart that anyone reading this , if you haven’t accepted Jesus as your personal savior, please , please, do so now. God bless…Denice with a ” c”.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 17, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is so pretty, and it just goes to prove that you don’t have to take days (like me) to make a pretty card.
    Enjoy your weekend, I’m off to a craft show tomorrow, can’t wait.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 17, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Oh, another beautiful card, Becca. I would simply say to my friend – I love you and I’m so blessed we have our friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMarch 17, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    I would say I love you. Thank you for being in my life.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 17, 2017 - 3:48 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I always love your cards with gold & white. Always gorgeous!
    I only discovered your new collection last week. I definitely have them on my wish list.
    My condolences on the loss of your friend. Don’t feel bad about not getting to see her.We are all guilty of letting life get in the way. I am sure she knew how much of a busy lady you were & would not want you to feel bad about not seeing her, but rather remember the good times you shared together instead.
    The answer to your question is, I probably wouldn’t say much but that I loved them & give a huge hug. That is what I did with my grandmother that I visited many years ago overseas. I was blessed to meet her twice & never knew if I would see her again when we left. Sadly I wasn’t blessed with all the wonderful technology of today to be able to keep in regular contact like skype.
    Take care, Sending hugs & prayers.
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMarch 17, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Love your cards, the gold and white is so gorgeous, luxurious and with that stunning bow so elegant.
    What would I say to a friend – I would tell them I loved them as I always do and hug them.
    Di.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMarch 17, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    What a beautiful elegant card and something I can duplicate. Thank you for sharing your creations and thoughts. I’ve had several bfs pass away and while spending my last times with them I thanked them for all the love, time and adventures we shared. I cherished the memories that the Lord allowed us and surely this wasn’t the last time we’d meet. We don’t need modern technology to keep in touch…a simple hand made card is a perfect tangible message of love.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMarch 17, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Wow! This really is another one of your stunning creations Becca! Thank you for sharing it with us. So sorry about the loss of your friend. I experienced something similar when my mom died suddenly. I was so busy on the last Saturday I spoke to her that I didn’t take the time to really appreciate her call. I never knew it would be the last conversation we’d have on earth. Wish I’d had one more chance to tell her how much I loved and appreciated her. Yet I have hope because she knew and loved the Lord, and therefore I know that we’ll meet again. Thanks for reminding us to treasure our loved ones while we have them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dianna TorrezMarch 17, 2017 - 4:51 pm

    I am so blessed by my friends! I would certainly thank them for all the laughter, support and love over the years and for loving me as I am! What a beautiful card and sentiment, thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsMarch 17, 2017 - 4:59 pm

    Regal, glorious and elegant and so Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy sMarch 17, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    As always a beautiful card. Sorry for your loss, As to your question I have been in a similar situation several times and one of my friends was on limited time when I first met her so each time I saw her i would leave her with a big gentle hug and kiss and tell her I loved her, she lasted nearly 21/2 years after we first met and I just wish I had known her longer. It’s always hard when we don’t get the chance to say goodbye but we know in our hearts they are now at peace in Gods care.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.March 17, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Beautiful card! Just love how elegant your cards are. Happy St. Patty’s Day! :)

    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 17, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    Elegant card! Love it!
    That’s a tough one to find words for. I’m not sure what I’d say.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMarch 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful gold and white card with a stunning bow. Must try this for sure.
    Sorry for your loss. XxReplyCancel

  • CjMarch 17, 2017 - 7:01 pm

    I’m so glad we’re friends. You are so special to me…I wish I had told you before you were gone…I didn’t know you were going to leave us.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMarch 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    I would tell my friend how much they meant to me and reminisce about the good times we’ve shared. Hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 17, 2017 - 7:21 pm

    Hi Becca
    It is so hard to lose a loved one and no matter how much we have loved, cared for or supported them, we seem to have a sense of guilt that we haven’t done enough or been there for them at their point of need. Your candid post has touched a nerve and I’m sure that your gentle reminder will bear fruit amongst your followers. Thank you so much for sharing – a difficult thing when carrying a burden of loss. I pray that you will find peace. After reading your post I will try to make sure that in future I don’t part from family or friends without saying something loving and uplifting. Our Church house group is following the 40 acts of kindness during Lent and there have been several nudges about appreciating others and showing that appreciation. I will try to do better.
    Your card is stunning! Ivory and gold make such an elegant combination.
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsMarch 17, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    I was so lucky to have had the chance to speak my heart to a very close friend the night before she passed. She was in a morphine haze and had not been awake or speaking for several days. I thanked her and the Father for coming in to my life. We had gone to the same church and had broken in to small groups that met at peoples’ homes. She was in another group, along with her husband. Something told them to switch groups. That was the beginning of a new and very special relationship. When I told her how thankful I was that they switched groups and that I consider that one of the best days of my life, she moved her arms and I believe she tried to say something. I am so glad that I was moved to visit that day.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 17, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    Hi lovely lady so sorry for your loss , but I am sure your friend knew how
    much you loved her and cared about her ,,,,,,
    I love this card the white and gold yummy and the sentiment is
    so beautiful I would love it.
    I tell the special family and friends that I have I love them all the time
    they probably get sick of hearing it lol.
    Just in case I dont get another chance it means a lot to me love
    and hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 17, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    What a gorgeous card. Becca, please share how you do your bows. They are always so beautiful and mine never look like yours.
    I would tell my friend, “I love you… and remember we will be together again one day… with a new body and no aches and pains.”
    Blessings,
    JudyReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMarch 17, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    I love this card and the sentiment. I would tell them that they are loved and will be greatly missed but i will miss them the most because they mean so much to meReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 17, 2017 - 8:46 pm

    Beeeauuutifulllllll! Love this card. I wanna win it! Now, the comment prompt is a tough one. Very thought provoking. As I think of each special friend, I would tell each one – ” Keep the Faith ” and ” I love you.”ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 17, 2017 - 8:58 pm

    I’d say, “See you in heaven”.

    Fabulous card. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMarch 17, 2017 - 10:37 pm

    Dear sweet Becca….I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of your dear friend comfort you. I would tell my friend how much I loved them and reminisce on our adventures and even just the simple things in life that we shared. I would thank God for bringing us together and that through his Grace, we will be together again! Thank you for another beautiful card and the gentle reminder to appreciate those who are dear to us.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 18, 2017 - 1:28 am

    Dear Becca – I’m so sorry for your loss. Sudden losses often carry a sense of guilt that perhaps we should have seen it coming, or done something, or helped somehow. But we can’t always do these things. Here’s prayers for you that you find a sense of peace that your friendship with your friend over time brought her comfort in the end.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy PorterMarch 18, 2017 - 1:38 am

    I would tell them thank you. For the joy they brought in to my world and for taking the time to be with and believe in me. Beautiful card BeccaReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 18, 2017 - 3:23 am

    Awesome card, think could make that one fir sure, thanks for makin an easy card! I lost a dear friend almost 5 yrs ago, I was lucky I got to see and talk with her, but her last day she was in a fetal position and I still talked to her, yet she could say anything, I think bout her a lot…don’t best yourself up over this. Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 18, 2017 - 3:41 am

    What a beautiful card today and the sentiment means a lot to us all in reminding us that friendships are so very special.

    Ive been lucky that I haven’t lost close friends yet but I held my precious son in my arms during the night before he slipped away from us. What did I say? Just gentle words telling him how much he meant to us and that one day we would meet beyond the blue at the edge of the sky. He was a good person. My son and my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 18, 2017 - 4:02 am

    Beautiful card Becca, the gold really pops.

    Re my friend who is my chosen Sister – I would tell her how much I loved her and that it has been a blessing and a privilege to have her in my life for nearly 40 years. Becca I have tears in my eyes just thinking of a time that she would no longer be in my life x x xReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 18, 2017 - 5:19 am

    What a beautiful card. I would tell them how much I loved her and how grateful and blessed I was to have had their friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 18, 2017 - 5:31 am

    Hello Becca,
    It’s a beautiful card today because the dies are gorgeous.
    You have my sincere condolences on the passing of your friend, and you must try to have some time for yourself. I know it’s difficult as this is your business but life goes by so fast.
    I see my friends once a fortnight, different friends on different days, and when leaving I always kiss, hug and tell them that they mean a lot to me. One of my friends I’ve known since 1958 when we worked together and we have gone through life together, she’s extra special and I make sure she knows it.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 18, 2017 - 8:08 am

    This is so ELEGANT! Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 18, 2017 - 9:11 am

    A beautiful and elegant card today, Becca. The bow is lovely and really finishes your card.

    I would tell a friend how blessed I was to be their friend and that I love them. I would tell them that I will cherish our memories and will not forget the friendship we shared. I would also try to share a memory that would bring a smile to both of our hearts. I would also share the love of JESUS with them and encourage them to be sure their heart was right with GodReplyCancel

  • Christine LazaridesMarch 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Beautiful card! Sorry for your loss, I would stop and reflect on memories and our friendship, and try to leave things on a positive note.ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiMarch 18, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    That is one sweet card with one die, yes plus the tag for the sentiment LOLReplyCancel

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreaderMarch 18, 2017 - 9:43 pm

    what an absolutely gorgeous card again. I always come back here to be inspired into the beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 19, 2017 - 1:48 am

    Sooo sorry for your loss Becca. I actually had a very dear friend passing from terminal illness here back in January, and even we all knew, she was sick, we had no idea, it was this close. She spent Christmas eve and New Years Eve til late with her entire familky and tuesday evening the 2nd she went in peace. I´ve known her in almost 40 years since our very first youth, and we had our kids together and she and her husbond visited us here sunday before christmas, and she seemed better than ever, so it was a chock, and I know exactly how you feel, as I´ve been through it all myself here lately and kept asking, if I could´ve done more. But we often talked about her illness, and I told her directly,. that I jnew I couldn´t say or do anything, that would make things easier or better, but she should know, I would be there for her at any time of the day or night, if she needed me to talk to, and that I loved her dearly and would miss her terribly, when it was time, and we became really good huggers, that´s for sure. We always gave a hug, both when we met and when we left, every single time.
    But at least none of our friends are in anymore pains now, and that comforts me a little.
    Your card is as always very very beautiful Becca and I love your gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 19, 2017 - 5:16 am

    Such a beautiful card! I am sorry about your friend. I think we all need to be reminded how precious time is.ReplyCancel

  • EarleneMarch 19, 2017 - 8:05 am

    Another beautiful one, lady! I’d tell my friend how much their friendship has meant to me. I’d thank them for being such a godsend in my life, and how their presence had impacted my life. Then we would reminisce about some good times we had shared. Laughing together is always good. A person’s laugh is something I’ve always cherished. I wish I had recordings of those closest I’ve lost.ReplyCancel

  • Cheri GoldsmithMarch 19, 2017 - 10:38 am

    So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Please remember all the blessings of having her in your life, rather than your dismay.
    We are dealing with knowing my hubby’s time here on earth is very limited, Knowing we are in others prayers is the very best blessing of all. Please let her loved ones hear from you with a special moment the two of you shared, for their hurting hearts (and yours).
    And to answer your thought…how about ‘see you with our Lord’, hugs
    With much respect and enjoyment of your creations,
    a fan,
    CheriReplyCancel

  • Sandy GMarch 19, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    Beautiful card and sentiment. May I offer you my condolences for the loss of your friend. I would say, “thank you” for being in my life, for allowing me to be in your life and for all the fabulous memories that I would cherish forever.ReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 19, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    This tradegy did happen to me as I lost my teacher friend of 40 years. She was told that she had 4 weeks to live and I visited her everyday as she grew weaker and weaker. I told her that she would always be in my heart . I shared with her that she was my role model in life regarding how to treat one another. She was an inspiration to everyone that she encountered. I was so blessed to have her in my life and if I encounter a bad situation I always think what would Marj would say and do. I feel that she still guides me throughout the time I have on earth.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsMarch 20, 2017 - 7:45 am

    I would tell them how much i love them and that i will miss thhem every day
    Love the card Becca thank you for your inspiration
    Paper hugs Ang fromGB xxReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 20, 2017 - 9:21 pm

    Becca, being an older person myself I always hug a person and tell them I love them. I never know when it may be my last time to see them and I just want them to know I care and love them. Your friend knew you loved her and memories are a precious thing. She is sending you love from above.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosMarch 23, 2017 - 7:37 am

    So sorry for your loss. But I never truly like to say goodbye I say we will meet again . Our paths will cross God knows the plan we meet before we will meet again. I made this quote up along time ago and I truly believe in it.ReplyCancel

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