Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval Ironwork - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello sweet friends!  Truly, grace be with you . . . this is a stamp that has been sitting on the counter for some time.   I’ve always thought this was a lovely wish and a sweet thing to say to someone, so I’m saying it to you all.  I’m sharing a card with that sentiment today for Day of Giving Friday.  I’ve just finished a deadline that I’ve been working on for some time so today finds me optimistically looking forward to the days to come.  The days have been so full of ‘have to do’s’ that maybe, just maybe in the next week or two, I’ll be able to squeeze in a ‘want to do’.  I hope you do that too!  ‘Me’ time always makes you tick better.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval Ironwork - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
So on to my card for today.  This is a 5.5″ x 7.5″ layered card – I used Spellbinders Graceful Brackets for the petite scallops in the cream for a pop of color at the top of the card.  Next I layered on Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants in cream – the largest one, cut in half.  Next I layered on the second largest Arched Swallowtail Pennant (kraft colored) and then glued down  Spellbinders Oval Ironwork (in pink) on top.  Then lastly three layers of the third largest Arched Swallowtail Pennant.  I split one of the cream Pennants in half vertically and spread so that I would get a mat layer and then I did the same thing horizontally for a mat layer.  The last pennant (kraft colored) sits on top and is the place I put that lovely sentiment.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval Ironwork - 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!  For your comment: Tell me about a time you witnessed an inspiring act of kindness.

 

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Stamps: Stampabilities – Grace Be With You
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Coredinations – Concerto, Papertrey Ink – A
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Charcoal, Rouge
Accessories:  Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval IronworkMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, button

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  • TammieMarch 10, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Lovely card Becca. Clever way to use layered tags. I love the sentiment. I am blessed by His grace each day. This card should be framed and displayed.mhugs.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 10, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is a most glorious card today, thank you.
    Now then, I’ve to tell you about the time I’ll never forget, I remember mam coming home from the shops before I went to school and she had brought me some chocolate sweets. It was when rationing was on after World War 2 and I still remember the taste.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • CaroleMarch 10, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    Beautiful! I would love to win one of your Cards!
    On Ash Wednesday I decided to follow a posting I read on Facebook and began puting an item a day in a box to take to Angel View. I got so into doing this that I had my closet cleaned and a box filled in three days! I then began filling a box with craft items that I haven’t used in a year. This is more difficult to do than giving away my clothes! The papers are so pretty and the tools are ones that I bought or I wouldn’t have them. It’s hard to be honest and admit that if I haven’t used it in the last year, I won’t be using it.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtMarch 10, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Just beautiful- love your classic bow– and the soft pretty colors here! I also love all of the texture you added. Blessings to youReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 10, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    Beautiful Card.

    I have a Painting that just says, “Grace”. I have had to learn to give Grace to myself which is very hard for me to do, but it is so easy to give to others. I have come to find out that God can still use me no matter what my conditions are or finances, or even circumstances I am in.

    For my time, it is all about the Crafts. If I am not able to craft I am in a foul mood and my depression returns in full effect. I am finding more Joy in Giving than Receiving because in the giving you end up receiving anyway :). These are the riches I store up.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 10, 2017 - 4:37 pm

    Another beautiful card love to make this card,one of the dies I won in the UK give away but never received. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 10, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Watching some of our young students take care of and calm a handicapped classmate when he became overwhelmed by his day. It was beautiful, heartwarming, and such a ray of joy and hope – and ended with all of the kids smiling. Love in the best way – thank God for our many blessings!!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 10, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    I love the colors on this card. Thank you for using this stamp so we all can see it. My son has a heart for helping people in need and will give money or groceries to a family in need even when he does not have enough for his bills. He is always rewards with a thank you or smile. He and his wife work as a team in these decisions. And he then is rewarded in other areas of his life.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GMarch 10, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    Beautiful card, love the bow, very elegant!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 10, 2017 - 5:13 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a beautiful card! This is one that takes some time to savor because there is so much going on.
    I know I witness acts of kindness many times a day, but the one that came immediately to mind is this: My office is next door to a vet and my window overlooks the parking lot. An older couple came with a dog but I noticed they were leaving without it. The woman was sitting in the car and I saw her husband approaching with the vet. The vet squatted next to the car to be at eye level and touched her in consolation. This is a busy, busy doctor and so taking this time with her really touched me.
    No matter how busy you are, dear friend, you take the time to reach out to all of us. I feel touched by your grace and it is so appreciated.
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 10, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Yet another stunning card to go to a very, very lucky winner. Act of kindness – helping a blind person cross the road – it happens a lot but I think it’s instinct rather than someone thinking they are being kind.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 10, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    Good morning Becca, such a pretty card and the sentiment!!! Wow I remember when I was in Disney MGM Studios in the middle of a storm singing I’m singing in the rain!!! Only mad dogs and English women go out in the mid day Sun!! What fun I had that day!!!Oh happy times!!!
    Becca you really make my day Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 10, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca. I love the new Oval Ironwork die! That’s certainly going on my “wish” list! You always inspire me :-D
    I have seen so many wonderful acts of kindness, but especially touching to me was the wonderful acts of kindness many people showered upon me last December. People really reached out to me in my time of need and helped me through. I am so thankful to God for helping me in this real and wonderful way.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 10, 2017 - 5:39 pm

    Sorry Becca I only got tell me about a time you. Acts of kindness so many!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongMarch 10, 2017 - 5:39 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca!! Love the soft colors. I do see people doing random acts of kindness here and there, but the only one I can think of right now is when we went to get a coffee drink one morning, when it came time to pay they told us ours had been paid for by the car before us. Sweet!! So we paid it forward and paid for the car behind us. FUN!! Blessings to you. RuthieReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesMarch 10, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    I love this one, Becca! It is beautiful, and easily distinguishable as a “Becca” card…LOL. You are so talented, and I am so glad I stumbled across your blog several years ago. I have never attempted to copy one of your beautiful creations, but always love to browse your site for inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMarch 10, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    This is a gorgeous card and I love the sentimentReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 10, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    Beautiful card Becca with a lovely sentiment!!!! I have had many acts of kindness shown to me since my husband slipped away to Heaven 4 months ago…difficult to name just one! The most impactful is by the people buying my house…they advanced me $100,000. in order for me to pay my buy-in to a non-profit continuing card residence.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMarch 10, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    A beautiful card. You seem to come up with so many wonderful cardmaking ideas. I have two acts of kindness that has always stuck with me. When I taught pre-k one of the little girls was very upset and could not stop crying. Her twin came over and offered her thumb for her sister to suck on. The second act of kindness was also in my pre-k class. We had a special needs child in our class and we said nothing to the other 21 children about him. The children have a good sense about situations. No matter if we were changing rooms, going out or a fire drill all 21 children from day one always made sure there was someone to help and care for him. It was so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHMarch 10, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    LOVE TAG CARDS. GRAND JOB YOU HAVE DONE TOO. HAVE A BLESSED DAYReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 10, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Just gorgeous! Can’t stop staring at this beautil card.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 10, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    Grace be with you, too, dear Becca. Lovely card and lovely sentiment. This past Christmas I was a witness to an inspiring act of kindness while in the check-out line at a big box store. I was behind a mother pushing a cart. She had a toddler in the child seat and a young child that was hanging onto the front of the cart. Both children were past their nap time. There were groceries in the main cart. After the checker rang-up the contents of the cart, the mother started searching for her money to pay. The checker told the mother that her groceries had been paid for by the man who had checked out before her wishing her and her family a Merry Christmas. This mother could hardly speak and tears quickly ran down her cheeks. What a beautiful gesture this man made to help this family. I must remember to do the same.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineMarch 10, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    So Beautiful Becca! Grace be unto you! God Bless and I see his grace and Love each day…. I have a home a job wonderful children and grandchildren I am truly Blessed!ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 10, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    I look forwards to your posts each week. love seeing how you have created something gorgeous. today is no different. i’m having a hard time remembering kindness that I have seen. I recognize when I see it I just don’t remember off hand. have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 10, 2017 - 7:07 pm

    Lovely card!
    I went to a big sale recently at a stamp store that is about 90 minutes from my house. The store is closing and things were marked down to 50% off. I made my selections and paid, after putting a few back on the shelf that I knew I didn’t really need! A couple of days later, I was regretting putting a die back that I really liked. I emailed a friend who lives close to the store and asked her if she had a chance to swing by the store and see if the die was still available. She not only went and picked up the die for me, she stood in a long line to pay for it… for over an hour! And the die she got for me was the only item she was getting that day!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 10, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    BECCA,
    This is just so lovely, love how you used the swallowtail penants, the kraft and pink combination. Thanks for answering my note on Instagram. Haven’t had a chance to use your new dies yet but maybe this coming week. Having retired from public service job, I have seen so many inspiring acts of kindness I can’t even begin to name just one!! Have a great weekend and week ahead, My Friend!
    HUGS
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 10, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Another beauty Becca! What a stunning card and I love the sentiment and stick pin. Of course the bow is another masterpiece!

    When I fell and fractured several bones, my wonderful neighbor mowed my lawn every week, and as fall became winter and I was still not able to get around without a walker, he cleaned the snow off my driveway, walkway and porch all through the snowy season.ReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsMarch 10, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    You’ve heard the saying, “I’d give you the coat off my back”? Well, 35 years ago, my now husband, actually did. One of the things that made me fall for him. He gave his really nice parka to a man who was down on his luck – right off his back!ReplyCancel

  • MaryMarch 10, 2017 - 9:56 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca!
    I have a friend who makes ATC size cards, folded, with a $5 Starbucks inside. She decorates them with patriotic images and gives them to servicemen and women she sees at the airport. She travels by plane a couple times a month. She thanks them for their service and invites them to have coffee on her.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderMarch 10, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Absolutely perfect card! Your talent is amazing…ReplyCancel

  • Ramona WalterMarch 10, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    Stunning card and the sentiment is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 11, 2017 - 12:32 am

    Hi Becca. Great card as always. I heard last year in the news off a RAK or random act of kindness where by someone left an Easter egg at the door of all in a village overnight. Not where I live but I thought that was a nice thing to do. The news is so full of not nice stuff that’s it’s great to hear a good news story. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith- KirkMarch 11, 2017 - 3:08 am

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card as usual, I love the way you dress your cards so lovely x x xReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 11, 2017 - 5:02 am

    A true Becca card its lovely !!!
    I witnessed an act of kindness recently I actually performed it lol.
    I removed unwanted facial hair from my lovely 83 year old sister in law
    who is a real lady and in hospital .
    She broke her femur 3 weeks ago at home she has had an operation
    to fix it.
    I removed it the hair that is ! with tweezers the first time so last week when I arrived she had cream there for me , says a lot for my tweezer job I
    told her I had her just where I wanted her .
    Happy weekend everyone hugs to you Becca PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Granny DMarch 11, 2017 - 6:09 am

    Becca:

    This one is truly another beauty! Love the colors, balance and all over feeling this card has. Thanks again for the inspiration, really appreciate your talent and sharingReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 11, 2017 - 6:39 am

    Another lovely creation. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 11, 2017 - 8:18 am

    Love the delicate touches of pink and I’m still trying to make my ribbons as perfectly as you do!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 11, 2017 - 8:20 am

    My son has the largest heart. One time he had been visiting us, can’t remember if he was still in college or not. As he left I gave him $10. Just a little something for him for the coming week. He later told me he gave it to a homeless man on a corner as he went back to his apartment. This kid will give you the shirt off his back and has helped many over the years.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMarch 11, 2017 - 8:59 am

    What a wonderful project. I love the cream and kraft. And then the pink just made it perfect! Thank you for sharing your talent in such beautiful examples!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 11, 2017 - 10:37 am

    What a beautiful sentiment for your lovely card today.

    I’ve visited the US from the UK a few times in the last ten years or so. On my first visit I was attending a Red Hat Society convention in Wichita Falls, Texas when I became so ill with the ‘Texas Crud’ that I was taken into hospital there. The convention came to me in hospital, nearly everyone came to visit. After my stay in hospital a very special lady came to collect me from over 100 miles away and I stayed with her until I was passed as fit to fly. I had only known her a few days before this and her kindness to me in opening up her home and caring for me will stay with me forever. This card would be for her.

    JennieReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 11, 2017 - 10:54 am

    Hi Becca, May grace be with you too !! This card is so elegant, the colours are beautiful together, and your bow is to die for, I love it !!
    I got my frame maker this week, so will need the border dies next, can’t wait !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 11, 2017 - 10:57 am

    I witness it every day when I see someone be kind to another personReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 11, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    You are such a treasure! May grace be with you too!
    Not something I witnessed, but a story about my aunt when she was a little girl that confirmed my view of what a special person she was. My aunt was 6, it was her first sports day and she was a very good runner. As she neared the finishing tape well ahead of the other children, she turned, stopped dead in her tracks and then ran back to hold hands with the little girl who was bringing up the rear. They crossed the finishing line together :o) I lost her 2 years ago and I think of that story every time I think of her!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 12, 2017 - 10:03 am

    What a wonderful card here again Becca, it’s really beautiful.
    An episode of random kindness, I can mention one, that really hit my heart, was a fellow crafter friend fron Norway, who made christnascards for all the elzers on a home in hef hometown, because she knew, that none of them had any relatives, who came by there, anf for easter she made eastercards and eggs for them too, and the joy we could see in all their eyes on the pictures were awesome. That was really a wonderful thibg to do, and she is doing it again this year.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 13, 2017 - 7:54 pm

    Hi Becca,
    saying hello a little late this week.This card is cute!
    I received your new dies in the (happy) mail last week. They look so gorgeous, I can’t wait to make “me time” to get to play with them! Wow I do not know how I missed it, but I never saw your Vintage Elegance collection. They look stunning as well. Looks like I have to go shopping again ;)
    My inspiring act of kindness has to be from my 9 yr old daughter this week.
    We were out last Saturday & she happened to find a $20 note on the ground. As there was nobody about who may be able to claim it I told her she may keep it. She asked me if she was able to do whatever she wanted with it or spend it on whatever she wished. I told her that was ok. (I always tried to teach my kids with birthday money etc to spend a little & save the rest).
    In Australia during Lent season we get little money boxes from church (project compassion) to donate money from sacrifices we have made during easter Lent season eg:place money in box for that cup of coffee we gave up.
    My inspiring act of kindness was when I saw her place the whole amount when we got home into the money box. Her words were, “I do not need to buy anything & I have enough things I want. Somebody else needs this more than me!”
    I have to say it melted my heart! Being a parent in this day & age can test you, but at least I now know I have done something right!
    Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 17, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Love your card Becca! I’ve always loved the verses you choose on your cards. The layering is inspirational. I had a young couple in front of me at Starbucks pay for whatever I wanted to order. I walked into the coffee shop to get a coffee and splurge on that as I was feeling a little down that morning. What a sweet unexpected gesture and something that I’ll always remember.ReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenMarch 17, 2017 - 11:32 am

    I can’t help to say …and also with you. The Catholic upbringing I guess!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterMarch 17, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card in gold and white and stunning bow.
    Sorry for your recent loss xxReplyCancel

  • BobbieMarch 17, 2017 - 7:56 pm

    I love this card. Simple but elegant. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card Becca.
    BobbieReplyCancel


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Floral Lace and Quietfire Design - Spring has Returned - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello sweet friends! Spring has returned right?  Maybe that’s why I can’t concentrate, it’s too, too lovely outside.  I hope today finds you well!  Today you get two card from me. I’m sharing this card for Day of Giving Friday here – read down below if you are new to Day of Giving Friday.   AND, over on the Spellbinders Blog, I’m showing you step by step how to craft a special card full of hugs—–> Click HERE!!  So much going on – I hope you’ll pop over there and give me your thoughts.  Is it a card you could see yourself making? If you would, then let me know!


So on to my card for today.  Every once in a while I love a tall card (this one is 8.5″ tall by 4″ wide) – they are so different and really it is so easy to fill up the space, because of the narrowness.  Today I’m highlighting one of my new borders Graceful Floral Lace.  It takes up a lot of real estate on the card and that’s exactly what I wanted.  I simply cut two pieces, backed them with silver foil and adhered the pairing to the top and to the bottom   I stamped my sentiment from Quietfire Design onto vellum paper with Versafine Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and framed with Spellbinders Floral Oval.  The tiny filigree piece on the bottom is Spellbinders Corners and Accents One.

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: I’m so loving the fact that spring is here!  What’s your favorite part of spring?

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Stamps: Quietfire Design – Spring Has Returned
Paper: Papertrey Ink – Kraft, Silver Poster Board, Digital Paper from my stash
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Graceful Floral Lace, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SMSpellbinders Floral OvalSpellbinders Corners and Accents One, The Paper Source Silver Satin Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Recollection Pearls

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Happy Spring!!  I just can’t say that enough – I hope spring lasts all the way to November.  Seriously though, I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  • Mickey M.March 3, 2017 - 1:09 pm

    FLOWERS are definetly my favorite part of Spring. All the new growth budding all around.ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 3, 2017 - 1:12 pm

    my favorite part of spring is when everything starts blooming. where I live it seems like it blooms for months. I just love it. speaking of love it. that’s what I think of your card today. soon as i’m done here i’m heading to spellbinders to see what pretty you have there. tfs.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMarch 3, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    My favorite part of spring is the daffodils and tulips showing their colors!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMarch 3, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    My favorite part of spring are the flowers peeking up through the grass (daffodils) and the flowering trees. So pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Dayle ShimamuraMarch 3, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    I love how the hills are green, yellow and orange (California poppies!) after a winter of rain… by the time May rolls around, they start turning brown again. Love your beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 3, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    Another beautiful card!! I also saw the hugs card. That is so neat!! My favorite part of spring is the beautiful flowers that bloom nice weather and Easter.
    TFS I really like your new dies!!
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 3, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    This card punches a real WOW. It’s truly stunning! The best part of Spring is the warm weather returning and the daffodils raising their pretty heads.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMarch 3, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    Lovely card Becca!!!!!
    My favorite part of Spring is all the different shades of green…so full of life and accented with all the beautiful flowers…makes me want to thank the Lord and SING!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 3, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love the sentiment..I have never heard it before.

    The two things that are my favorite things about Spring are :

    All the Flowers,trees,and shrubs starting to bloom with color after such a dreary season ( I live in the PNW). The biggest one of all–is that my Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) lifts and I start to have energy again, to a point, considering all my health issues :) .ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.March 3, 2017 - 1:33 pm

    My favorite part of spring is the way the air smells — new! It’s almost as if you can smell the trees budding and the flowers peeking up out of the soil.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMarch 3, 2017 - 1:40 pm

    Love your tall card layout. I also love deviating from my usual card size when creating. My favorite part of spring is being able to take my crafting outdoors and do it in the sunshine that I crave all winter.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 3, 2017 - 1:41 pm

    Oh my Becca you´ve just made another stunning card here, it´s sooo beautiful.
    My favorite part of spring is that the days gets longer and warmer and you can stay more outside and then that everything begins to get that light green color, it really lift the spirit up for me.ReplyCancel

  • linda evansMarch 3, 2017 - 1:42 pm

    As I am welsh and live in wales (uk) it is tridition that on st David’s day ladies wear a daffodil and men a leek. I love to see the bright colours of these beautiful flowers in spring and to pick one to wear. A beautiful season showing new life and new beginings, how magic is nature in spring!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Love your beautiful card! My favorite thing about spring is the still cool air filled with lovely scents and sounds of birds excited that new life emerges…. from the flowers and trees to the chicks and all the baby animals.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GREISSMarch 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca.How I wish I had just an ounce of your creativity!!
    I love spring for the color…bright vibrant color after a drab dull winter!!ReplyCancel

  • DaleMarch 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    My favorite part of Spring is the Fresh Smell. I just want to go outside and take in the deepest breath and hold on to it and slowly exhale. I feel renewed.
    But let’s talk about this card. Becca, you never cease to amaze me with your talents. This card is so beautiful and these colors are so soft yet warm. I love it and I thank you because of your gracious spirit of sharing I am able to learn and create some beautiful cards also. Thank you for being you. I follow you where ever you are. I share in your joy and pain and I support your efforts.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaMarch 3, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Wow! This card is so gorgeous!
    My fav part of spring–more daylight.
    And it’s the perfect temp outside–not too hot yet.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 3, 2017 - 2:11 pm

    Wow!! What a lovely card today and another beautiful sentiment too. The accent at the bottom is a beautiful finishing touch.

    I have a ornamental cherry tree right out side my kitchen window. When I see the cherry blossom I know that Spring is on its way. The magnolia tree is in bud too. Nature is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMarch 3, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    What a beautiful card! It’s amazing how different colors of paper can change how the die looks. My favorite part of spring is seeing all the flowers come up and the green grass returning.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMarch 3, 2017 - 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous card gorgeous colours, love your card they always look so special. The verse is a lovely one too.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SMarch 3, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    Very pretty card, and I like the new border! Favorite part of spring? Seeing all the new and different greens come to life in the garden. Who knew there were so many shades of green? Every year I’m amazed all over again at the differences!

    So pretty against our NW rain!

    Blessings, Becca!
    JoniReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 3, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    My flowers…I miss them so..lovely card too..ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    My favourite part of spring is the warmer weather hearing the birds sing and flowers starting to bloom. Your cards are always so beautiful. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 3, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Wow, two for the price of one. For some reason I could not log in to the Spellbinder website to respond so will do both from here.
    I have the new dies except for the words so should be able to do that card! It is awesome.
    I love spring because I know it will be awhile before the severe heat gets here in beautiful Florida and we actually live in a “near Paradise!”
    Have a good weekend and look forward to another card next week. My hubby said “My you sure are engrossed”. I said, Yeah, it’s Becca Friday, honey!! lol
    Hugs, my friend
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanMarch 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Lilacs in bloom!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMarch 3, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    This is a really lovely card and perfect for a sunny cool day like today. It’s hard to tell you what turns me on with spring because it’s pretty much the same year round….green all around, sunny skies, balmy weather, clean salty air, flowers, fruit trees and birds all around. Much to appreciate and enjoy just walking in the yard. It’s spring every day.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMarch 3, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    Love the colours Becca. Another very pretty card xReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 3, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Hello Becca,
    What a beautiful, stunning card today made with gorgeous dies. I love it.
    My favourite part of spring is new life. In flowers and animals, the lambs especially.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 3, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    Sweet card. One of the things I love about spring is long walks on pretty days. Mi also appreciate better light for crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 3, 2017 - 4:35 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love your new dies! Can’t wait to get them! Mine are currently in transit. I will definitely give this one a try but I doubt my bow will look anything like yours lol
    I love everything about Spring, the colours, the flowers & pretty butterflies flying around. It is Autumn here in Australia & raining at the moment! Enjoy the lovely weather & have a wonderful weekend xReplyCancel

  • RachelMarch 3, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Spring time means beautiful flowers blooming. Tree buds of different colors. The smell of clean fresh air with the sweet smell of flowers and grass growing. So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • MildredMarch 3, 2017 - 4:59 pm

    Spring hasn’t quite reached us yet. I love all the colorful bulbs that bloom. One single daffodil bud has been trying to open all week. Maybe tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 3, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    I love the freshness of Spring, the flowers blooming, everything turning green! The weather is perfect and it feels like everything is new!

    Your card today is so elegant and I am so impressed by the fact that you used a die from your border collection to create this more narrow card. I also love your HUGS card on Spellbinders website and the tutorial. I always benefit from your tutorials and videos so I appreciate the time you spend on these things for us. I wasn’t quite sure how to use the Hugs die so I really appreciate seeing you use it.

    Thank you so much for being an inspiration in so many ways, not just card making but your faith and commitment to your craft.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceMarch 3, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    This card and the hugs card are both gorgeous! I love the borders on this one and on the hugs card as well,ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 3, 2017 - 5:32 pm

    This is a beautiful card! I love the tall dimension as well. I have lots of standard sized envelopes that I never use. Long and skinny is a great change of pace. And I love the lace design – it’s on my wish list! Very pretty to layer on the silver. Thanks, Becca!
    Oh – for my comment – spring is not here yet. I think we are expecting snow this week!! Spring is my least favorite season. The best part about it is that summer is on the way!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 3, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    The best about spring is watching the bulbs sending up the green leaves. We have a Lenten rose that is blooming (new hampshire) and still was blooming after 16 inches of snow covered it. Happy Spring and thanks for the beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 3, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    I love the idea of the taller card and using the jumbo borders. Answer to spring? Flowers, flowers, flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane FMarch 3, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    Love your card. Unusual color combo, especially for you, but it is masterful. I love the freshness and feeling of renewal that comes with spring.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 3, 2017 - 7:07 pm

    The trees start getting their leaves and the baby birds will soon be coming to the feeder.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 3, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Your card is so lovely. I have the Graceful Floral Lace die that you designed for Spellbinders. I am pleased to see the Spellbinders Corners and Accents One. I could not visulize how beautiful and petite this die is from the package photo. Springtime, oh Springtime — when will you arrive? So glad you are enjoying Spring. For me, I have snow on the ground here that arrived last night and this morning. I have a few daffodils that popped their joyful heads out and shined with sunshine yellow to excite me that Spring may not be too far away. My favorite part of Spring has to be that the earth comes back to life and renews itself giving hope to all. And then there are those gorgeous flowers and their fragrance. Spring is definitely my favortite time of the year.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 3, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    Baseball!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMarch 3, 2017 - 8:07 pm

    Oh what a beautiful card. My favorite time of spring is when everything begins anew I love to see the trees budding and all the lowers blooming it makes me amazed how great mother nature is and it makes me look at my card making differnetlyReplyCancel

  • Penny GMarch 3, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Really love this card, so beautiful and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SMarch 3, 2017 - 9:12 pm

    What I absolutely love about spring is: laying in bed early in the morning with the windows open, listening to the songs of the birds!! Mind you, I love the spring flowers, but the wonderful sounds and aroma say spring to me!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 3, 2017 - 9:21 pm

    What a stunning card Becca. Absolutely love the colors!!
    I love flowers so much so they are a big part of spring, but the green grass and trees are so beautiful. After living all my life in California, I cherish the four seasons we now have in Indiana. You never need to water your lawn here and it stays green!!! Many of my cards have flowers… and my other favorite… butterflies!

    P.S. I’ve left my address in your contact email as a winner, but I don’t see the notation that you received my address. Where should I be sending my mailing address?

    Blessings,
    JudyReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 3, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    Good morning Becca, spring is more daylight. Daffodils, snowdrops and crocus, pure heaven!!!
    Just like your card!!! I love DL cards they look so classy and this is gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 3, 2017 - 10:11 pm

    Looking forward to some warmer weather!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 3, 2017 - 10:24 pm

    O MY this is heavenly love everything about it …..
    What I love about spring is it is like a new start for everything
    worldly that is alive ! A freshen up after a season of dormancy and
    lots of new life ,smells and sounds . Thanks for sharing PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn E~TownMarch 3, 2017 - 10:27 pm

    Stunning card and loved your card and tutorial on SPELLBINDERS!
    I love the longer days, warmer temps, spring flowers and the smell of Spring!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMarch 3, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    Beautiful card today here and at Spellbinders. What I love about spring is–Life begins! The flowers bloom, the grass turns green and grows, the leaves appear on the trees, the days are warmer and daylight is longer. 50 years ago next month, my husband I were married and our new life began! What a ride it has been!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 4, 2017 - 1:58 am

    Hi Becca. Great cards as always. It’s daffodils for me and the increase in light levels. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • BenteMarch 4, 2017 - 2:52 am

    What a gorgeous card, Becca, so many wonderful details and lovely colors!
    My favorite part of spring is when the trees are turning green, the flowers start blooming and the days become longer and warmer :))ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 4, 2017 - 4:39 am

    What a beautiful card. I love when the trees and everything start to grow and turn green.ReplyCancel

  • WendyMarch 4, 2017 - 5:32 am

    Hi Becca Love this card, and sentiment. I love to see Snowdrops as I think they herald the birth of a new season, and I know that the warmer weather will soon be here to cheer us all up
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerMarch 4, 2017 - 7:42 am

    This card is just gorgeous, Becca! Thx so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

    Pat BargerReplyCancel

  • Earlene. BostMarch 4, 2017 - 8:03 am

    So Beccalicios !!! Love, love, love this card. It has most of your hallmarks (bow, pearls,etc.) What I love about spring is the actual ‘feeling’ of renewal. I attribute that to God’s design – the earth’s proximity to the sun. He’s so good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 4, 2017 - 8:29 am

    I love being able to walk without being all bundled up in coats and gloves and scarves.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 4, 2017 - 8:44 am

    Love, love, love the cards!!! Each time you make a card I think “I need that die!” Of course, I can’t afford them all. Darn. This card is so different than your usual style and the color card stock you used inspires me to use the deeper colors of card stock I have that I never use.
    My favorite part of spring: The warmer air!ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsMarch 4, 2017 - 9:01 am

    Hya Becca just loving this card and also like you i am loving the fact that its SPRING i hate winter .Long dark dank days soooo miserable !!!! But Yay its spring in all its glory at last !! I love the spring flower best of all giving us new hope for the months to come
    Hope you are well and enjoying the spring too
    Paper hugs from Ang in GB xxReplyCancel

  • Carol H.March 4, 2017 - 9:18 am

    What a lovely card here! These are really unusual colors of paper to use and it’s so pretty! I looked at your card over on Spellbinders and yes! I’d definitely make that, if I had those awesome dies! My favorite part of spring is just watching the almost daily change of the fresh green leaves emerging on the trees, hearing all the birds singing, and feeling the warm sunshine on my face!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 4, 2017 - 10:42 am

    Beautiful card Becca
    I love the way you embellish your cards, fabulous job. My favourite part of Spring is the lighter evenings and blossoms starting to appear on the trees and gardens coming alive with colour x x xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 4, 2017 - 12:27 pm

    Hi Becca, Truly beautiful !! the colours are gorgeous, the die-cuts are gorgeous and the flowers are gorgeous !!
    I love Spring when all the little bulbs start showing their heads, it’s a ‘happy’ time.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KathymMarch 4, 2017 - 1:20 pm

    My favorite Spring thing is the increased hours of sunshine! Oh, and also the birds returning and singing, …and also the green grass peaking through the snow… and so many more wonderful Spring things!!!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerMarch 4, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful card. My favorite thing about spring is the warmth of the sun and longer days.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 4, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Oh Becca! This is beyond gorgeous! I just love it! Your card on the Spellbinders site is beautiful too. The frame maker is on my wish list!
    Spring is certainly on its way. My favourite part is to go out in the garden these lighter evenings, seeing the new shoots and finding those plants which have made it through the winter and are just beginning to wake again. The snowdrops showed a few weeks ago, the daffodils began to appear last week and blossom is out on the cherry plum trees. Just hope we don’t have a cold snap here in the UK to set things on their heels!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNMarch 6, 2017 - 4:10 pm

    Another awesome card! I love all the beautiful flowers and the sweet smell of spring! Nothing is more fragrant that a spring rain.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMarch 8, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    My favorite part of spring is the rains, the new growth, and especially seeing the beautiful new baby animals! We already have our garden tilled, and ready to plant. I am so looking forward to fresh vegetables from the garden!ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Are, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello sweet friends!  I’m popping in today with a new card and simply to say hi.  I’m ticking along in the background, while savoring some of the good weather that is coming my way.  Today I’m using a color I don’t often use and I’ve reached for a border that has been in my stash for quite some some.  If you have or are curious about the Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, the border that I’ve used here practically cuts itself.  I have a video that shows how the tool works – HERE.  I’m using Spellbinders Renaissance Border One.  Since this border cuts its own straight edge, that means you don’t have to trim it and makes it extra easy for use with the Frame Maker.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Are, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
This card is 6.5″x 6.5″and goes together so, so easily.  I simply cut my frame with the 6″x 6″ Frame Maker and layered it with two frames cut using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A.  The largest mat made with the largest two dies in the set are simply glued to back of my frame.  Then I cut a smaller square frame to highlight the aperture.  Two banners cut from Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags and stamped them with a sweet new set of sentiments from Quietfire Design called You Are.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Are, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags - see fully 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!  For your comment: We hand down our customs from generation to generation.  What custom has been lost to the current generation that you’d like to see make a come back.  This is so close to my heart, even I left a comment on my own blog, because I wanted to weigh in with this – pop up to the top of this list, I’m #8 down, but don’t forget to read them all because this lovely group is a wise group too!!

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Stamps: Quietfire Design – You Are
PaperNeenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink –  Aqua Mist
Ink: Impress – Cerulean Blue
Accessories:  Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags, May Arts Silk Velvet Ribbon, Silk flowers, The Paper Studio Pearls

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  • christiFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    conversation. people today don’t seem to know how to converse with each other face to face. as a child it seemed silly sitting around talking with the folks. now I wish I had spent more time doing it. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Wow! This one took me a minute to think about Becca! But, I would say, once all stores were closed on Sundays so that the family could focus on the Lord’s Day. I remember having dinner/lunch at home & not running to the malls or anywhere else. Maybe, only to a friends house for dinner/lunch, but that was about it. It was also family time. I think that would be such a nice custom to make a come back. Giving the Lord honor & His place of respect is so much needed in our country. This would be one place we could begin. (Not to mention his place in our schools.)ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Another beautiful card as always Becca. A custom that is for gotten is calling people on the phone so many people text and email anymore that simple phone call is falling by the way side. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Lawanda TuckerFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    Your cards take my breath away. I’m going to try to pull together all of the elements to see if I can duplicate one. Will let you know.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    P.S. I was so engrossed in your question, I forgot to comment on your card Becca! LOL This one is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOOOVE the pastels & the scripty writing, not to mention your new frame die! (I’ve told my hubby, THIS ONE is the next one I’m buying! LOL)JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    So creatively cute…and versatile!!!! The design, colors, and message is such a fun combination. The stamp set is has very nice message options!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Sitting together as a family to eat. As a child we did very little of that. When my children were little we got to do this and it was wonderful.

    Granny used to say you made time for what was important to you.ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    I’d love to bring back the custom of looking someone in their eyes when they talk to you. I call it being present and it says I’m listening to you. Second, I love the tradition of talking to someone one on one in person or on the phone instead of delegating it to an email. Hard to keep it to one custom but, I’d love to bring back the tradition of going to church, of saying thank you, of hugging, of shaking hands and of saying I love you and of doing the right thing even when it isn’t the easiest. Can you tell how close this question is to my heart?ReplyCancel

    • BeverlyFebruary 24, 2017 - 5:35 pm

      Yes and you are right on allReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:23 pm

      You are so right on all counts and I could not agree more if I had said it myself.ReplyCancel

    • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:20 pm

      Yes I’m with you all the way I totally agree!!!ReplyCancel

    • Anne(UK)February 25, 2017 - 2:05 pm

      With you all the way on these, Becca!
      Hugs
      Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

      • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 27, 2017 - 7:01 pm

        yes face to face as God did with Moses upclose and personal is what we were to be… close :)

    • Noelene ApapMarch 2, 2017 - 5:39 pm

      Hi Becca, I agree with you 100% How sad that society is forgetting the free simple things in life!ReplyCancel

  • PJ JanFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Super card. Becca. I love all of you designs and dies!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.February 24, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    The current generation has lost the custom of sending had written cards–especially Thank Yous. They seem to communicate mostly by text message.ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    Sooo beautiful Becca! Thank you notes! Young adults do not write thank you notes. They are communicating threw social media!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    I can agree with all of your readers but I would love to hear people being polite to one another. Just a simple ‘Good Morning’ will do.

    I love this week’s card and I’ve been playing with different borders and my frame maker too.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    Well, this will really sound ‘old’ school but I’m actually a “young senior” but comes from a time when we did almost everything by hand. My granddaughter actually thought I had flipped when I sat to sew a top on the sewing machine. She is living in a world of instant gratification, instant communication and instant everything. Now I am on a mission to expose her to sewing, crocheting, tatting, embroidering, cross-stitching, knitting and even cooking. If anything I hope this will even a little expand her world and knowledge to what made this world function.ReplyCancel

  • Connie LudgateFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    Very pretty card Becca. I like the teal or turquoise color. It makes a very pretty card. The velvet ribbon adds a nice elegant feature as well.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    WOW, this card is a beauty! I believe that communication, in general, is rapidly becoming lost. Spending time together. Actively listening to another without distraction. Sending/receiving a card or note. What passes for communication these days is impersonal and distracted. So sad.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love the colors and details!
    From my daughter, I get email cards…. I love to get a card in the mail, even if it is a store bought one! And a handmade one is extra special!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerFebruary 24, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    Another gorgeous card and love the colors and the sentiment.
    We always had Sunday dinners at my Mom’s and when she was not
    able to cook for that many people we kept the tradition at my home. We still now have all the Sunday dinners with our smaller group and no cell phones allowed at the table. So miss all the
    good phone conversations with family and friends. Too many
    protesters of everything now and very sad to see our precious
    country in such disarray. Thanks for sharing your god given
    talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Beautiful fresh colors.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:18 pm

    Marilyny, I am thinking the very same thing. I am only 44 and have one grandson my daughter refuses to let me see at all.

    I think they made a huge mistake by taking the Home EC Classes out of the School system where I live . So many children are what we term “Latchkey” Kids and have never had the time with their very hardworking parents to learn the basic life skills they need to just get through every day things. I know , I was one but I was determined to learn what I needed to survive and I had wonderful home EC Teachers that taught me more than just setting up a house. They taught me how to respect myself and others, taught me how not to give into the Peer Pressures, how not to judge myself so critically since I came from a very traumatic background. Taught me how to actually see myself as a lady worthy of love instead of just an object to be misused, neglected and abused. They gave me a love for life and the crafts I now enjoy immensely. So I say Thanks to Virginia Higgins (Sewing Class) and Ms. Ragsdale (Cooking Class, YAC).

    This would be my Custom to bring back. Mentors for young girls who may not have the support at home.

    Becca, I am actually weeping right now as this card is so lovely and the saying is all I have longed to hear all my life and still do…..Thank You for the reminder {{{hugz}}} P.S. I would love to have this as it is my favorite color and I love the lacy look.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca, the color really gave my heart a lift. Just beautiful and what could be better than receiving a message filled with love?
    I really feel I am the good company of kindred souls. Why? It touches my heart to hear of the outpouring of love and caring from your dear readers. Women of such generosity. Women that send cards, handmade cards…sending love in an envelope. So much today is focused on the fastest and easiest…emails, Facebook. I think we should be mindful of how we spend our life. It’s good to ask myself, “What will feed my soul?” “How can I live in integrity with who I am?” Okay, I’m not fast and I do things in a time-intensive way. I really feel out of “synch” with most of the world but being connected with this community has made me feel less alone.
    Thank you, Becca, for being who you are,
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:33 pm

    I’m going to have to try that for a background; it’s beautiful! I would like to see common sense parenting make a return. Manners, discipline, responsibilities, LOTS of family time and LOVE.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    Your card design is so awesome. I watched your video on the mitered corners. Thank you for the video. You are amazing showing how to enlarge the mitered corner for a larger card layer. I would like to see manners return. Seems many people have forgotten to acknowledge a courtesy extended to them.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    I would love to see family meals on a regular basis. The time spent together forming bonds is SO important.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Love the beautiful card. I miss family dinnersReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    Good morning Becca, this card is simply stunning!!! Is it me or do those flowers look real!!! Pardon the pun but you are truly amazing : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~ TownFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:34 pm

    WOW, I am over the moon in love with your card today, your turquoise is just so refreshing and your ribbon with the pink flowers is a perfect pair, ahhhh!
    Oh your question today, WOW, I could answer it in so many ways, I totally agree with your comment, you are so right on with thoughts.
    The current society (young adults) and our future (students) is self centered and have no clue how to say, do, express themselves unless its to “whine” that they aren’t being given what they want now.
    I would love to see respect for life return! It would mean more family time, dinners around a table, actually pay attention to your children, teach your children life skills, including respect, please/thank you, remove all the “horrible” video games, teach your children what the outdoors is like.
    I won’t rattle on and on and on, I love all your bloggers posts, it seems to me all these paper crafters understand what is needed in our world to make it a peaceful, loving society!
    God Bless all of you out there!!!ReplyCancel

  • VickieFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    this is so beautiful God has truly blessed you with a wonderful creative spirit…ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"February 24, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    Back when I was a young girl we used to go every weekend to visit my granny’s house. I remember all us girls, young and old, sitting on the porch stringing beans, pealing apples, cracking nuts, sewing, or whatever … and just talking. Just talking and laughing and getting what choirs needed to be done but doing it as a family and with so much love. How I wish I could go back to just one of those days and just see everyone again. I make sure when the grandchildren are here spending the night that we just sit and talk. I tell them stories, we sing, we picnic in the kitchen floor but we spend time together with out the electronic gadgets. They sometimes pretend they don’t like it but they always ask for more stories , picnics on the floor and they always ask for the good night song we have sung since they were babies. They are 11 and 9 now. I hope they remember Me-Me with as many happy memories as I remember of my granny. God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    Lovely card Becca. I miss all the old traditions wish we could bring them back.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 24, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    Love the colors on your card. It reminds me of a peaceful day on the beach. I would like to see come back the family Sundays when all the stores were closed. I would also like to see manners, proper dress and respect return.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 24, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    Another lovely card! I love this color!!
    I’m wholeheartedly with bringing back family traditions: eating together as a family (electronics free), studying scripture together as a family, raising a family garden, etc., and even extended family get togethers. A society is as strong as its families are.ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonFebruary 24, 2017 - 8:48 pm

    Love the frame maker! So many things to do with it.
    I’d love to see 2 things come back. Regular family dinners at the dinner table, and Thank You cards. It seems like less and less people send Thank You cards these days to acknowledge receiving a gift for a wedding or new baby, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    I love, love, LOVE the blue in this card – as well as the new You Are sentiments! Oh, so pretty :) I think the thing I miss the most is true letter writing – pen to paper, pages long letters. I know – it’s faster to type, and email is so quick and there is something to the connectivity in that. But there is also something to the process of pen to paper as well and snail mail. I miss it.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    Absolutely stunning card Becca. The roses are such a lovely touch.

    As far as crafts, I think knitting and crocheting are not being passed down as they used to be. Fewer of the younger generation seem interested.

    I also think handwritten thank you notes are becoming a thing of the past. Sad that email has taken the place of something more personal.ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:36 pm

    Awesome card…love the colors too…ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    What a beautiful card! I would say writing letters.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GFebruary 24, 2017 - 10:45 pm

    I loved the card, I have ordered the frame maker die, and I can’t wait until I can play with it. I have to say, I was not a big fan of the cell phone when it first came out, yes it is great for when you had an emergency, but now all you see are people bent over their phones, even my son and I go out to eat, he pulls out his phone and I my tablet and read my book.Sadly these are the habits the younger generation will pick up. I grew up in a small town in N. Dak. and everything revolved around either church or family and some really really good food,sad to say those days are gone too!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleFebruary 24, 2017 - 11:57 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!!!
    I would like to see more smiles, please and thank you, and you are welcome!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 25, 2017 - 12:13 am

    We have a young family next door who have the MOST polite young children. Even to each other! I agree there just aren’t enough of the old-fashioned traditional please, thank you and you’re welcome. Not to mention holding a door open for a mom with a stroller or an older couple with walker/cane. Sigh. Beautiful card. The new color is a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 25, 2017 - 12:37 am

    Your card is as usual very beautiful Becca and I love the teal color on it too.
    About the customs, I agree with most here on everything, and I especially think, it´s sad, that young people are not taught about the very normale manners now a days, as it´s the young people, who we despite, while it´s actually the ones, who raised them we should , as it´s them who forgot to teach them.And sooo many old customs goes missing now, because noone hand them down to the young ones anymore,and my expirience are, that they actually really want to learn, but the adults are always too busy making money or being on the next vacation, they saved for and just never takes any time to spend with the younger ones, and that is sooo sad.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 25, 2017 - 1:35 am

    Hi Becca , love this card the colour is a nice change love it with
    the pink.
    My wish is for appreciation to come back simple but important.
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonFebruary 25, 2017 - 1:36 am

    Hi Becca
    What an amazing card…
    I am currently moving house so have no spare time to craft at the moment. I love the elegance of your cards.
    Take care Becca until next time
    Ourjojo xReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 25, 2017 - 3:36 am

    A gorgeous card, Becca!
    Love your color combo :)
    I would love the custom of writing letters to come back, and also talking on the phone more with family and friend instead of just texting and emails.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 25, 2017 - 4:24 am

    A very beautiful card again Becca.

    I miss writing letters , respect , and good manners most of all.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 25, 2017 - 4:58 am

    Beautiful card, as always. I think the old custom of sending a hand written “thank you” note has been lost in the present generation. Texts and emails don’t make up for a truly personal written message of thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 25, 2017 - 5:07 am

    A lovely card! The background looks like one solid piece because you mitered the corners with your Frame Maker die. It does an amazing job!

    I’d like to bring back church on Sunday and a family meal after then family fUn and relaxation after. If you are in church, seems like everyone goes out to noisy restaurants after or runs off in different directions. I would also like letter writing personal letters to come back. I have my Grandparents love letters from 1919 and cherish them. People aren’t leaving that kind of legacy behind anymore.

    Great question!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 25, 2017 - 9:31 am

    Hello Becca,
    Oh my word this is gorgeous and shows your wonderful dies off to perfection.
    I’d like to see more good manners, such as holding a door open. Little things like that which were second nature when I was a child.
    Maureen xxxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 25, 2017 - 9:58 am

    Hi Becca, A very beautiful card with your gorgeous dies and the flowers are so pretty !!
    I echo your sentiments on customs you would like to bring back. Also, in my opinion, the younger generation don’t seem to have the same values that my generation were brought up to have. They seem to live their lives on Facebook or equivalent, which in turn makes them unhappy and depressed that their lives are not the same. Also, they don’t have the art of conversation anymore, I know that texting and emailing are brilliant, but the words that the ‘sender’ uses may not be the same as what the ‘recipient’ thinks they mean, because the interpretation may be different. I also wish that more people would go to Church, they only seem to go for Weddings, Funerals and Christenings, and don’t seem to realise that the Churches have to ‘survive’ and rely on people who patronise them on a regular basis. My final ‘moan’ haha, is that the whole ‘meaning’ of Christmas is non-existent, the main focus is now on how many presents they can buy or receive, instead of the Glorious day that our Lord was born, the majority of Religious occasions seem to be forgotten and people only see them as days off work or similar, the whole occasion is forgotten. I will get off my ‘soap box’ now hahaha.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Bette SFebruary 25, 2017 - 11:31 am

    Our America is so violent and full of anger anymore. This is not the America I grew up in and do not want my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren growing up in such an angry environment. The only solution to this, as far as I can see, is to put God back into our lives. One parent families are not good for children and it just continues the problems through the generations. The Lord is the only one who help us. beautiful card. Wish you had a frame maker for a A2 card. Thanks for sharing your card and your thoughts with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CFebruary 25, 2017 - 2:53 pm

    I love the card. You should use color more often. It is beautiful. Someday we may wish we knew how to preserve food. If something were to happen to our good sources many people would not know how to preserve food.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 25, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    I wasn’t going to chime in on this post because I am a day late in getting to read your blog. The advantage of being a day late is that I got to read everyone’s comments. I did think of something that no one else has commented on. I would love to see the return of a good work ethic. Of course, there are many other important things already mentioned, like prayer in schools, going to church, listening to others, good conversational skills, and the ever waning properly written thank-you note. (Aren’t we sick of opening a thank you card that has only one line written in it?? If we are fortunate enough to even get a card, and not a text….) But the good work ethic is becoming extinct.
    May I also add, the card you have featured is lovely, Becca. I think it is so creative in how you have used the velum over the frame with the pretty gold ornament off to the left of the sentiment. Absolutely perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Verna PetersFebruary 25, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    I love your card. The colors are beautiful and you did such a great job on it.

    I would like to hear “Thank you” more often. We give Christmas and birthday gifts and if you are not present when the person opens the gift, you never hear whether they appreciated the gift or not.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonFebruary 26, 2017 - 12:28 am

    Saying thank you. I have found young people quite often do not acknowledge a card or birthday gift but just take it as their right. I sound picky I know but sometime you don’t even know if it arrived!
    That’s my moan so now on to brighter things. I love your card Becca. I must look at getting one of your frame makers It makes a great job of making your cardReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 26, 2017 - 7:19 am

    Love this card! This blue is a favorite. All the comments have been great customs to bring back. And I’d love their return. Would love to see more genuine kindness and willingness to help others. When I was a kid we weren’t rich, but if someone was in need you did what you could to help. There’s too much ‘all about me’ mentality today.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 26, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    Pretty pretty card Becca. It so happens I love this color. The custom lost I believe is family dinners on Sundays. Everyone is going their own ways and doing their things. When we do have a holiday dinner it seems everyone is on their cell phones. Next year there will be no cell phones allowed at the table. People need to talk to one another.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 27, 2017 - 2:55 pm

    Hi Becca
    Gorgeous card as usual so pretty thank you for sharing- I would like to ditch the constant frustration of texts at times a lot of info is missing which means more texts when sometimes it’s easier to call x x xReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 27, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    I am loved!!! yes I am the bible tells me so! this is such a pretty card I truly love your work BeccaReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 27, 2017 - 8:35 pm

    Beautiful card. Just rec’d my new frame die and so glad you added the link so I can review how to use it before I wasted my paper.

    So many customs are going by the wayside. One that comes to mind is the younger generation does not put flowers on the family graves on Memorial Day or any other time; write thank you’s; sit down to meals as a family, say Grace before a meal or offer up a prayer before bedtime, must be looking at their cell phones all the time, want instant satisfaction now, and they don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions. It’s a sad place today.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 2, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I could say so many things about this topic. Wow where do you start? I would bring back the custom of eating together everynight as a family (so many families do not do this anymore due to work commitments), saying grace & giving thanks, cursive writing in schools, Less computer learning & more craft in primary schools, Getting a phone call when you get the job instead of an email, less txts more phone calls especially when its inportant.
    Im a little late this week at responding, but have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • SandraMarch 3, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Hi Becca! I’ve admired your work for several years now. I’m always amazed at the beauty and elegance in your cards. This card touches me heart. The world seems to be ever changing and we live such busy lives. Sometimes it’s just nice to stop and let someone else know just how much they mean to you. You never know how much so few words could mean so much.ReplyCancel

  • SheilaMarch 3, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    It was always so lovely to see us (my children) around the big table playing games or cards in the evening time in winter, just as my parents did with us. Now families have nearly lost that my grandchildren and their mums An dads are so busy playing their own games I think it’s sad.ReplyCancel

  • LillyMarch 9, 2017 - 7:34 am

    "Altul care sufera de obsesia moralei absolute"hai cu;.t-tec&quotlNon-sequiaur" in visele tale."sau te-ai trezit bai Neo" esti exagerat de(…). merci, ai confirmat ultima parte a postarii mele. meriti sa fii (…) in gura. cu drujba.ReplyCancel

  • LeleMarch 9, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    Hola es muy bello.Todo existe y no existe, todo lo que imaginas existe en tu pensamiento. Todo es y no es. este es el mundo de lo relativo….Yo creo que: pasado, presente y futuro todo es aun tiempo. El tiempo no existe como tal. Es un continuo en el espacio.El eterno instante del ahora.Ahora para ti que lees esto será tu presente, para mi es mi pasado, y el futuro lo hacemos con el preBnete.sesitos y amorideas al viento, jeReplyCancel

  • Cheryl SMarch 10, 2017 - 4:53 pm

    Your card is gorgeous. What I would like to see happen is no stores open and no sport activities on Sundays. Sundaysshould be time for church and family like it was when I was a kid. We raised our kids like this.ReplyCancel

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