Faith Based Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Captivating Squares - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello there today!!!  Peeking in to share a card for Day of Giving Friday.  This is one of my oldies but there are few that are closer to my heart.  This week I’m working on new dies and it’s a little bit like dreaming with your eyes open.  I always think about what I don’t already have and what I’d like to have and what I’d like to go with what I already have.  In other words, my mind is always churning and full of ideas.  If you’d like to leave a general suggestion – pop up to my contact tab (please do not leave as a public comment) and leave me a little note in the form that pops up.  Even though I can’t answer every note, I do read them.

Faith Based Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Captivating Squares - 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.  I’ll be updating the list of winners this weekend so be sure to stop back by to check the list of winners HERE!  When I started out blogging many years ago, I predominantly used scripture stamps.  For your comment: I’m curious . . . in your card giving do you have a preference of scripture or everyday sentiments or a balance of both?  Do tell…   

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Stamps: From my stash
Paper: Masters Touch White Watercolor Paper (140 lbs), EK Success – Pink Viburnum
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse Blush
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Borders TwoSpellbinders Opulent OvalsSpellbinders Labels Thirty TwoSpellbinders Captivating Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Recollections Pearls, Feathers from my stash

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I’m doing very well!  It seems 2017 is off to a slow start for me but I’m taking time to think, process and feel instead of the constant panic and hurry that has been life for a long time.  I call this savoring the good things and being present.  And, one of the things I truly savor is the sweet people who pop in and out of my life online.  Know you are treasured!!

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  • Anita Brian BraddockFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Beautiful love the attention to details stunning thanks for sharingReplyCancel

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

    Without a doubt, I love scripture on my cards. It always means so much to me to hear of His love for us all. I must also say, I absolutely love this cards. I love the sentiment and everything about it. Wow , just gorgeous. God bless…DeniceReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Simply gorgeous and love the sentiment. I love making both Christian cards and everyday cards. I love using bible verses on my cards.ReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    So so sweet in pretty pink. The saying is so true if we do seek his refuge. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    This is beautiful, Becca. I love this verse!ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    This is so beautiful Becca. With regard to sentiments in my cards I use either a verse of scripture or an encouraging quote. I love to make the sentiment the focal point of my card. I have a friend who calls me “the quote queen”! I’ll go with that because it it so true! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    I just reread your post and saw the question. I use more scripture sentiments than any others but Birthday ones. I find it really hard to find sentiments that aren’t all about bucking up, just do this or that and you’ll be fine. It’s hard to be encouraging when most sentiments are all the same out there. I spend too much money on a packet of stamps for just one that works.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    love, love, love your card! love that scripture also! I have a lot of scripture stamps that I need to use more often!ReplyCancel

  • Gin KFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:33 pm

    What a beautiful card, love the feather embellishment! I usually use everyday sentiments, only because that is what I have in stamp form. I would love to have a few nice scripture verses to use in my cards. Those are hard to find where I usually get my stamp sets. Sometimes I just write in a scripture passage that I like. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win one of your gorgeous cards.
    ~Gin K~ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Oh Becca, this is a most beautiful and loving card. I have all of your dies now and look forward to using them with this sentiment. We lost so many family and friends last year and I only wish that I had had such a beautiful saying to send. Usually, my cards contain a quote appropriate for the occasion, which I place on the left side or top of the inside message sheet. My inside sentiment is personally designed for the individual or occasion and includes a Poem with the mention of the person’s special interest or a connection somehow to the design of the card. I have been sending hand made cards since 1996. I hope I never run out of ideas. Thanks to you and Quietfire (to which my kids gave me a gift card) I think I’m OK for now. I use my computer word program to categorize occasions so I don’t send the same thoughts twice to the same person. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    I’ve used both scripture and everyday sentiments on my cards. It usually depends on the person and the occasion. Thanks for sharing your cards and talents. Your cards are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    This is classic Becca and I love it! I use both everyday sentiments and Scripture verses, and my choice depends on the season and the occasion. Ideally, every card would have a Scripture verse somewhere, but this doesn’t always happen. Thank
    You for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:44 pm

    This is so very beautiful Becca…. I believe undoubtedly in Angels and this combined with such a perfect card would make my weekend.
    Hope you enjoy yours. XxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD, BECCA! I LOOOOOVE this Scripture! I’ll HAVE TO look for it! I like a nice mix between Scriptures & just general sentiments. The one Scripture I want, isn’t out there though. So, what is a girl to do, but write it out on her own! LOL It’s my favorite Scripture. There are times that a Scripture is the only thing that works, & other times, a general verse fits! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca – I do love beautifully presented scripture stamps, and I needed that scripture this morning. I use a mix of general and scriptural stamps – it depends on the card I am making and to whom it is going!!
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Another one of your stunning cards! Love it! I really like to have Scripture somewhere on my card, but these have to be computer generated as I don’t have scripture stamps. A little more work, but worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm

    Hello Becca,
    What an absolutely beautiful card and sentiment, I especially like the angel wings.
    I use a mixture of both styles of stamps, depending on the person and the occasion. It’s absolutely necessary to have a good choice of both.
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    I generally use sentiments in my cards, but occasionally I have used some faith based sentiments. I really like the sentiment on this card.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    I do both depending on the occasion and the recipient.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    This card is so lovely and just the reminder I needed at this very moment….things are not good at all. Major Season of Stormy Weather and barely hearing the Lord’s Whisper. Please, keep me in your prayers.

    As for the cards I make I usually include a Scripture at the top and then on a separate piece of paper I include a Poem I wrote especially for the person and the situation.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    Beautiful card Becca and the sentiment is also meaningful!ReplyCancel

  • miluFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    what a combination! Beauty and God’s Word!! I’ve used both scripture It usually depends on the person and the occasion. Thanks for sharing your cards and talents. Your cards are beautiful I can’t wait to hear from you, I know you are a busy lady and talented too! hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaha
    Love!
    **milu**ReplyCancel

  • CarolFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    Beautiful card.
    Glad to hear you are taking care of you.
    My motto “LIVE,DONT JUST EXIST” It works!
    Everyday sentiments are my go to.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    I make more cards with scripture. Your posted card is gorgeous! I love the soft look with the comforting verse.ReplyCancel

  • LindaFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This card is over the top! Everything I love is in this card!
    My personal favorite sentiments to give or receive is scriptures or quotes. Sometimes I find it necessary to rely on the the traditional. So I use both, but love the scriptures.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Your post is like sunshine today…So. Calif. is getting a deluge of rain, it’s dreary and cold.
    Good news indeed to hear you are well and getting some down time. Such a necessity, but many times we treat rest like a luxury, especially if we want to do our best creative work.
    Scripture is something I use on my cards, but I’m more inclined to put it inside the card rather than the outside.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Joy MossFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Love the wispiness of the feathers and the little gems sticking out from within the flowers!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    Hi Becca,what a beauty of a card , loving it all.

    I love to use both , it really does depend who i am sending too.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • SandraFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, love the verse..especially the colors and wings!!ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. Love the sentiment and softness of the card. Most of my cards are encouragement cards so this verse would fit well.ReplyCancel

  • Trish CFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    That card is gorgeous!!!! I use both religious and everyday sayings….it really depends on the occasion. Thank you for sharing your talent!!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Beautiful card, and love the scripture, something we should all remember when we are feeling a little down.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    both because some every day expressions derive from scripture or or mistaken for coming from the Bible. Love all of the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 17, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    I stick with everyday sentiments. Another lovely card as usual. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 17, 2017 - 6:06 pm

    I do scriptures on many of my mixed media canvases. Not so much on my cards. Not sure why.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.February 17, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca. Psalm 91 is my favorite psalm.
    I use both on my cards. It depends who I am sending to.
    I can not put any scriptures in the card I send to missionaries.
    So many of them get their mail open & check.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Hi Becca, You have used the best of the best from dies gone by but you always put a fresh twist on them and that added bow is deal maker. Thanks for sharing and using past items–doesn’t feel as though it was wasteful spending when I added those dies to my collection.

    I always use scripture when appropriate for the recipient. If I don’t know the person that well I revert to paraphrases of scripture or generic sentiments. It’s the contact that’s important even more than the thought sent. Just remembering them speaks volumes.

    I hope and pray all is well with you and your family. You are a treasure and I appreciate your expressions of love displayed through your designs. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:13 pm

    Such a precious card! Are those “bells” I see on top of the bow and around the flowers? Mostly I use everyday sentiments. I also use scripture and Quiet Fire sentiments. This week I made a similar card to your “If kisses were snow flakes”, Day of Giving, 16 Dec 2016. The lady I made it for likes RED, a lot! So I did the background in red and layered the red on white. I cut the Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork out of white card and pieced them together. I used your SP Arched Swallowtail die and cut it in red. I used a SP tag that has roses on it to hold my greeting which I cut out of white card. Most of the rose tag was red, but I cut one out of white to use the roses as an applique after I sponged red through the die. I added a lovely white satin ribbon and bow and adorned the bow with a handmade deep red rose that I had glittered. Of course, I had to add lots of white pearls. I think it’s very pretty and I can hardly wait to give it to this lady. Thank you for your inspiration for this card. I hope you were able to watch “John Next Door” demonstrate on Hochanda your dies made for Spellbinders. I think he did a great job. If you missed his shows, you can still see the shows on “catch-up or “replay” for a week or so more. Wishing you a blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:27 pm

    Lovely card, Ms. Becca – thank you for sharing it. I like a variety of things on my cards, including scripture. I try to balance them, because I want my cards to be inspirational to people of all faiths, not just Christians. And then, too – I love my punny cards…always have.

    Have a wonderful weekend….blessings!
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.February 17, 2017 - 7:43 pm

    Use secular sentiments cuz that’s what I have. Never want to seem to push religion though all know of my faith.ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    Your cards are always so amazing. I would love to be able to create like you. I have been making cards for a lady at church who sends them to members that are sick or need uplifting. I love doing it but I need to get quicker to get more done. I do use spiritual quotes on them or encouraging sentiments. Thanks for sharing what you do with the world.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    What a gorgeous card! I love the way you used the feathers.

    I find I use a combination of both, but love the scripture verses.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    This is especially important to me. At this moment my brother, Ray, is close to his last breath on earth. Please pray for my family as we pray Jesus Christ greets him with open arms. Thank youReplyCancel

    • Patricia HowarthFebruary 18, 2017 - 11:09 am

      Hi Theresa, Herewith I am sending you and your family my Heartfelt prayers, your Brother Ray will be welcomed into the Arms of Our Lord. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
      Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    Funny how time and age will cause your thought process to change. I always thought my mom was old fashion and now I’m the mom. When I started this card making hobby I loved all the cutesy and animal designs. Now I’m in my 70s and I use a lot of scriptures and everyday sentiments on my cards. aaahhh, the ‘golden age’….it’s good.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:36 pm

    Beautiful card. The feather just adds just the right touch to the sentiment. This card just came at the right time as it has been a difficult week. I think I’ll use this scripture on the two cards I need to make tonight. I use quotes, scripture, and generic greetings equally. Just depends on the person and reason for the card. Thank you for all you do for all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:53 pm

    Really lovely card. I actually have all these dies. How lucky for me.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:05 pm

    4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
    This is A chaper that has helped me through so many journeys in my life! God Bless Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    A beautiful psalm. Your card is just gorgeous you are such an inspiration to everyone and thank you for sharing your knowledge.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    Hi Becca, this card is so beautiful. The colours, right mixture of dies & sentiment make it perfect!
    I love to use both everyday & scripture verses. I like any words of encouragment too.
    Can’t wait to see what beautiful creations you come up with next! I better start saving from now lol ;)
    Have a lovely weekend! xoxReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    beautiful card. I did not know there were scripture stamps until I began following you many years ago. so many crafty things have come into my world since following you. I usually use general phrases but I have some scripture ones. there are some cards that just need a scripture to convey the message.ReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    Another lovely card!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 17, 2017 - 10:17 pm

    Great card…so beautiful …ReplyCancel

  • DeeFebruary 17, 2017 - 11:17 pm

    Becca,
    Beautiful card, the sentiment is usually chosen to suit the person I’m giving the card to, so it would be a mix of sentiments.
    DeeReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 17, 2017 - 11:44 pm

    Such a wonderful and elegant card here again Becca, and a beautiful verse, that you´ve used here.
    I always try to find a saying or a verse, that´ll fitt exactly for the person, who´s recieving my card. But must admit too, that I try to keep it as neutral as possible, as I don´t want people to think, I´m trying to push something on them in any way.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 18, 2017 - 12:24 am

    This is such a lovely card, Becca. I love the layers. And the colors. And just everything! Thank you, as always, for the inspiration. You are my Guru of the paper world!!
    To answer your question of the day, I use Scripture in almost everything, but along with a general greeting (Hello, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.) I usually either write the scripture out by hand, or print it with a pretty font. There just aren’t enough good scripture stamps out there to choose from.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 18, 2017 - 12:59 am

    Lovely Card. I like a balance of both.ReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 18, 2017 - 1:13 am

    Beautiful sentiment. At first glance, without my glasses, I thought the wings were a mustache. lol!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASFebruary 18, 2017 - 1:57 am

    Pretty card very soft !
    I use both sentiments , it is important to get it right
    as it makes the card suit the person . Hugs PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 18, 2017 - 3:18 am

    Good morning Becca, I too thought the wings were a moustache but hey ho!!! Silly me!!!
    I use mostly everyday sentiments it depends on the recipient!!!
    Your card is stunning as they always are!!!
    John Lockwood did you proud!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 18, 2017 - 6:55 am

    Hi Becca. Lovely card as always. I prefer everyday sentiments. Happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 18, 2017 - 7:25 am

    I love scripture only I have not many stamps yet but the Word of God is a wonderful way to express our love, faith and encouragement. Your cards are amazing and expressive!
    Blessings!
    ChrisReplyCancel

  • GayleFebruary 18, 2017 - 8:02 am

    Very nice Becca,Beautiful verse & card. I have more word stamps
    as I call them of everyday greetings but anytime I can get scriptural stamps I do.
    This verse reminds me of one of my favorites Is 40:31
    Strength & protectionReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 18, 2017 - 11:04 am

    Hi Becca, A stunning card and the Psalm wording is glorious, they are lovely words for a ‘Sympathy’ card.
    Sadly, the people who I make cards for are not Religious like I am, so I tend to use ‘Everyday’ sentiments, but the Scripture words mean a lot to me and I have a lot of them.
    I’m excited to know what your new designs are like !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 18, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    As a carmaker I am always looking to direct one’s attention to God’s Word. Then I try to add a saying and image.ReplyCancel

  • bunnyFebruary 18, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    this us gorgeous. i do mainly everydayReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)February 18, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Such a pretty card, Becca, and a beautiful scripture.
    I have determined this year to send more cards with scripture on and to provide more to our ministers to hand out as appropriate. We don’t seem to have many scriptural stamps in the UK, so I have to computer generate or hand write.
    Looking forward to seeing your new creations.
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsFebruary 19, 2017 - 5:16 am

    Hya Becca beautiful card as always i love words and verses on my cards and try and match them to the recipient not just make willy nilly
    Enjoy your weekend
    Love from Ang GB xxReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonFebruary 19, 2017 - 8:19 am

    Hi Becca such a beautiful card and Sentiment. I always find the sentiments on your cards to be beautiful. I think however that sometimes scripture sentiments are not appropriate for some people or occasions, therefore I do like a mixture of both.
    Good Luck with designing your new Dies I am certain that they will be – as all your others dies are – brilliant and a great asset to our crafty arsenal.
    Wendy xReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 19, 2017 - 1:05 pm

    Hello Becca- Your card today is again simply lovely! You do such beautiful pieces of art with each card you craft. I love the layers and details on this card and especially the scripture. I love using scripture and love receiving cards with scripture.

    I am always inspired by your creations. When I look at your work, it makes me want to get into my craft room and create. Unfortunately, health issues continue to plague me but I want you to know your creativity reaches put and it does touch and inspire those you share it with.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 19, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    Very pretty card Becca. I love the sentiment dearly. In my cards I usually add just everyday sentiments, though on sympathy cards the scripture is one often used.ReplyCancel

  • AletFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Love the softness of this card. I don not use scripture quotes as I don’t have any such stamps and haven’t learned to use computer for qoutes. Mostly do ” thank you, happy birthday, thinking of you,” more simple . I’m still a beginner card maker and have limited supplies. I enjoy the inspiration of all your cards. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 27, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, embellished to perfection x x xReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Sentiments 4, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags , Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
News flash:  I’m getting caught up – Nine new card winners have been listed on my Giveaway Page – they have an * in front of their names so that they are easier to find.   Slowly but surely all the prizes are being sent out – please bear with me – it was a busy, busy fall :-)

Whoa Betty, it seems like we just turned the corner into a new year and now the days are flying by like there is no tomorrow!  I’m tickled to be here today and wanted to share a card created last fall that will fit the bill for many of the holidays coming up.  There’s still time to make Valentines Day Cards but as soon as that is done, it’s time to collect ideas for Easter and Mothers Day.  My card today was created with some of the extra special pieces that go along with the Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker; those are fairly big accent pieces.  I simply love the flourish that is included because it’s a strong enough accent to bookend with any other shape to make a great focal point and I was able to thread ribbon through it.   A regular in my stash are the cursive sentiments that fit almost any occasion – this one is Spellbinders Spellbinders Sentiments 4, and it is mounted on the double ended tag from Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags.   So let’s run through this. . . I created a cream card base, added the matted text panel, positioned two of the Crisscrossing elements from the Frame Maker set (cut in gold) then on top added a pointed element like Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants (cut in black) with the points at the top of the card.  Then, I threaded ribbon through the appropriate holes.  Next  I added the matted lady element, added the double ended tag and topped it with the cursive words.  To finish, I glued a bow on top :-)

This is a huge card (will measure and post the size) that requires a custom envelope – I either send in a bubble wrap catalog envelope or I make a special one using one of the envelope boards on the market.  I have a host of digital elements that I use quite often, so the background digital paper is a free download and can be found HERE and the lady digital is a purchased element that can be found HERE.

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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.  I’ll be updating the list of winners this weekend so be sure to stop back by to check the list of winners HERE!  For your comment: My favorite time to sit down and make a card is …

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Stamps:  None
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Black, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby, Digital Paper – Antique Lady, Text Print
Ink:  None 
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Sentiments 4, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags , Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

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  • dianne schlegelFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    How very pretty Becca!
    Dianne SchlegelReplyCancel

  • Patty HarrisFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is … when I am caught up with necessary chores and have time and energy available..ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca. I like the way you used the flourish, and I really like the newsprint and black digi.

    My favorite time to make a card is nearly anytime, but I really like after dinner – I can escape the basketball games or whatever the boys are watching, head for the cave and have some Mom time alone – it’s quiet in that part of the house, and it’s just me in my space, no distractions.ReplyCancel

  • LoisFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Such a Victoria look to your card today. It is quite pretty. My favorite time to make cards is whenever the spirit hits. But I try to have at least some of the housework done and supper planned. Have a good sunny weekend. We are digging out of 14 inches of snow with more to come over the weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    A beautiful card and I’m loving the extras in the Frame-maker.ReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    What a special card and that florish is great and would work for so many ocasions.I like to stamp images and then have is available to color in during evening tv shows. I like to have images prestamped and colored to assemble cards as needed.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Just love the lady playing chess, so elegant! My favorite time to sit down to make cards is right away in the morning and late at night when I can’t quiet my mind to go to sleep. Loves to you BeccaReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    Hi Becca glad you are feeling better. Love the card. My favourite time to make a card is late mornings after we take the dog for a walk, and do our running around. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous! My favorite time to make a card is when all my chores are done for the day. No guilt and I can really enjoy the time.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne M.February 10, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    Another lovely creation Becca! I love the Victorian lady. My favourite time is when I am inspired because the cards come together more quickly than when I have to create under pressure.

    Regards from Canada
    JoanneReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    . . . My studio is clean and organized. I create better when the chaos is gone.ReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    my fav. time is on a yucky weather day or on one of our retreat weekends with the girls. love to have time to unwind. love how you bring so many elements together in your cards. just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    My favorite time to make a card is anytime! I love making cards. Your cards are beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    AFTERNOON BECCA,
    This is such a pretty compulation of your bits and pieces that you make into something so lovely.
    My favorite time to craft is well in advance of an event I have to make something for. Procrastation is not in my dictionary and I hate to be rushed so like to get at it well in advance of needing it. I don’t however get that much time to get things done and to have a stash on hand. Unfortunately!
    Have a great weekend and glad you are getting caught up!!
    Hugs
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    My favorite time is mirning. I seem to get more done then.ReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Any time I have a few minutes is a good time to make a card.Those times dont happen real often,but when they do I make the most of my time…I always make my cards in twos,to help me make a stash!!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    Very pretty card. I love to make cards when it’s raining or snow fall. To me it says come and play.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.February 10, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    What a lovely card! I really like how you threaded the ribbon through the die cut! So pretty! Well, my favorite time to sit down and make a card is….ANY time! LOL! I really enjoy it though when I’ve finished a major chore (like dusting, mopping, & vacuuming like I did today!) That way I don’t feel guilty knowing I need to do the dreaded chores! Haha! :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 10, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    I love to make cards first thing in the morning, the light is great then!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is after the dinner dishes are washed and the kitchen is nice and clean. It feels like my work is done and I can have permission to do something just for me.ReplyCancel

  • Betty MCALISTERFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Hi Becca. Very pretty card today featuring the silhouette lady.
    My cardmaking fits into any spare time I have in my days and preferably when my Husband is not at home as he continually interrups. He thinks it’s a waste of time!!!! XxReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    When I have everything done and can sit and relax.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Late evenings is when I do most of my cardmaking. I have even been known to go to bed, only to get back up because I have an idea I ‘need’ to try!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    LOL, ANYTIME is my “favorite time” to sit down & do a card!;) IF, I can get out of housework, it makes it even SWEETER! LOL ;) This is a LOVELY CARD, Becca!!! Do you “stamp” anymore? Or just use Digi’s the most?ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:51 pm

    So beautiful Becca! My favorite time to make a card is early in the morning after coffee. It’s seems my great ideas thanks to your inspiration is a great time to work. Then phone calls, my walk, my chores etc kick in for the day!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.February 10, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    My favorite time is late afternoon when chores are done, there’s still some daylight and I’m not yet exhausted.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 10, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    Beautiful card, once again. This lady is so lovely. My favourite time to make cards is whenever I have a free few days mid week, which, despite being retired seem to be infrequent. I make quite a few together and try to stay at least a month ahead of when they’re needed.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 10, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Lovely card. My favorite time to sit down and make a card is – anytime! I like how I feel when I create something pretty that I share with others to make them feel special. It is cold here. Trying to stay warm with all that snow laying around.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"February 10, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    Really think this card is soooo elegant. I so much enjoy getting your emails. thank you so much for taking the time to keep us all inspired. God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 10, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    Good morning Becca, simply gorgeous!!! My favourite time is early morning or early afternoon!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    My favorite time to make a card is whenever, I get inspird any time of the day or night have even been known to get out of bed and make a cardReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is in the evening after supper. I enjoy spending some time in my craft room thinking about my card, usually thinking about our children and having my kitties join me and supervise.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    Gorgeous card!
    My favorite time to sit down and work on cards in a very snow stormy day, I can watch the snow fall, work on cards and listen to my music, happy time, happy place to be!!!ReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    My favorite time to make a card is first thing in the morning – before breakfast.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Very pretty card again today! My favorite time to “create” is anytime! I’m retired now so I can go “play” more often. Husband thinks he should eat a meal 3 times a day! I have to stop playing to cook. If he’s gone, then I don’t always stop to eat.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    What a lovely card Becca! I love the vintage look and you have inspired me to try something like it.
    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is ANYTIME! I especially like to make a card when my craft room is clean and organized… which is not as often as I’d like. But I can make a card even when my crafting table is a total mess!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beatriz JenningsFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:55 pm

    So beautiful!!! love this card, so elegant! :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 10, 2017 - 9:10 pm

    Becca what a lovely card. I like to make cards when I get some ideas that way it comes easily.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 10, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    This card is elegantly beautiful. I’ve found that working on my card projects after lunch the most relaxing peaceful time of the day. The daily household chores are done, fed the husband and it’s nap time for all including the dogs. With my tummy full and my mind at peace, I’m able to casually take my time creating another card project. This isn’t every day but when situations permit midday is best.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanFebruary 11, 2017 - 12:31 am

    Yet another gorgeous card….Thank You, Becca! You inspire me to make cards!!! Now I just need to find a nice block of time to devote to my cards. I have added a puppy to my fur family….so 4 dogs and 2 cats. On my time off, I take dog agility classes and compete with them. Hard to find those precious crafting hours! :)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 11, 2017 - 1:06 am

    What a charming card, Becca. The vintage feel is wonderful. How creative of you!
    My time for sitting down to make cards is anytime I have an hour or two of spare time, usually on the weekends or on my days off. Sometimes I’ll sneak up to my craft room in the evening to spend some creative time.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 11, 2017 - 1:52 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. I mostly make cards mid to late mornings after I have woken up and done my house jobs. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:08 am

    Another gorgeous card here from you Becca. Soooo beautiful and elegant as always hun, and the diecuts are also as usual just perfect and makes the most amazing card.
    My favorit time to sit down and make a card, can be anytime at the day, and it´s different from time to time, it´s more about to get the spirit for it, and it can be the most weird times, that I suddenly get an idea, that I just have to try right away. I think, the most weird has been once, I woke up in the middle of a dream and just had an answer to a problem, I´d been playing around with for a few days, and suddenly I woke up and just knew, how to solve it, and went straight dowwn and finished it in a heartbeat.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda LilleyFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:14 am

    Absolutely beautiful, Becca!
    My favorite time to make a card is after I have completed the necessary housework for the day. I love to gather my supplies and then just let the creative juices flow. Knowing that I’m not neglecting anything by taking time for myself just makes it that much more enjoyable! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for all the inspiration you provide!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:19 am

    Yes the months r rolling by! Love your card. I like to make cards anytime of the day! Thanks fir sharing! Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Angela TurnerFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:20 am

    Hi Becca
    Am absolutely in love with this card .Would love to see you making more of this style. Just love the way you have finished it off with the ribbon and pearl .Fabulous !!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

    Hi Becca, loving your card ,so different and very classy.
    I sit to make a card when i have the time, too much going on at present , but will hopefully find more time when Andrews Chemo is finished.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 11, 2017 - 5:40 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca, so simple and elegant!
    Love the beautiful image you have used :))
    My favorite time to sit down and make cards is after breakfast when I have the whole day available.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DFebruary 11, 2017 - 8:15 am

    OOHH, really like this design, so different from the others but just as beautiful. The focal point is a strong one but you managed to soften it with the other offset designs. Good one Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 11, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Hi Becca, I adore this shabby chic card, I love any script background and this is a fabulous bookpage, I love the die-cuts, and I adore this focal image, all coupled with your beautiful bow and gorgeous embellishment and pearls, I love this !!
    I prefer to craft in the afternoon, mundane household jobs take precedent in the mornings, I wish we could ‘buy’ time as there are never enough hours in my day !!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • jamie schnirchFebruary 11, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Very pretty card. My favorite time to craft is when I start to straighten up my craft space. I find something new to try and there I go….. LOLReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    Anytime I can find to sit down and make a card. I don’t have any special time that I craft. Love to create anytime. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 11, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Love this card ! My favourite time is anytime so long
    as I don’t let the chores pile up .
    Mostly get up early and then the chores then create.
    You are looking forward to spring we are not exactly looking
    forward to Autumn !!! Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan BFebruary 11, 2017 - 4:47 pm

    Live your card. For me anytime I get in some crafting is awesomeReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.February 11, 2017 - 7:35 pm

    Very nice card Becca.
    The best time for me is in the morning or early afternoon.
    At that time I am not tired & can think better.ReplyCancel

  • Amelia EdwardsFebruary 12, 2017 - 12:03 am

    What a beautiful card. My favorite time to make a card is in the morning before activities of the day take over. It is a quiet and peaceful time.ReplyCancel

  • Maria LuisaFebruary 12, 2017 - 11:01 am

    Bellisima la tarjeta !ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 12, 2017 - 11:28 am

    How lovely! I love that paper!! I MUST get cracking on using my Graceful Frames!!
    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is in the early afternoon… it’s restful without taking nap and picks me up better than a nap. : )ReplyCancel

  • WendyFebruary 12, 2017 - 3:42 pm

    Hi Becca such a lovely card for us this week. I really do look forward to seeing your weekly post out gets the weekend off to a great start.
    Wendy xReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 12, 2017 - 9:39 pm

    My favorite time to make cards is on one of my days off from work during the week. I sit down and let the creative juices flow and sure enough the light bulb goes on and busy beaver me gets to work on making a birthday or holiday card. Love the peace and quiet and listening to the birds singing outside.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseFebruary 12, 2017 - 10:42 pm

    Usually at the last minute unfortunately. I always say I’m going to make cards ahead of time, but that never happens. I love this card! I love all of your cards actually! ??ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)February 13, 2017 - 6:01 am

    Such a ‘gentle’ card! I love the way you have used the Frame Maker extras!
    My favourite time to make cards is absolutely anytime. I did say that, right??!! ;o)
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellFebruary 16, 2017 - 6:00 am

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is in the morning on the weekends. I get a cup of coffee, hubby is still sleeping, and I head to my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:37 am

    Your card today is so elegant! Loving the combination of die cuts you’ve used. My favorite time of day to create a card is the evening and night. I’ve always been a night owl so I seem to get energized as the sun goes downReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 18, 2017 - 7:27 am

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is …when I feel I have some creative juices or time to enjoy it without stress of life’s activities and interrupptionsReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 27, 2017 - 3:03 pm

    My favourite time to sit down and make a card is … late at night when I know I won’t be interrupted, I have disabilities so it fits around my up and down sleep pattern x x x
    Very pretty card Becca xReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 3, 2017 - 2:47 am

    Please can you help me with one of your dies i purchased
    Its the Wedding Collection (BOW HELPERS AND CLOSURES) S4-596
    I have tried to find instructions to print off and i have looked for tutorials but I cannot find any please can you tell me were to look
    I think your dies are fantastic I am so hooked on them I want them all

    Thank you so much can’t wait to hear from you JackieReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Laced in Love and Quietfire Design - Always Believe - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Always believe something wonderful is about to happen!  It was like a miracle that I got home and that stamp was sitting in my mailbox from Quietfire Design called Always Believe; pure serendipity.   On the day I returned home I picked up the cold that was laying people out at CHA.  I didn’t want it but at least I had the opportunity to visit, do and see everything I wanted to see in Arizona before it got me.  I hate being ilde and sometimes we don’t know the reason why, but the last 5 days on the couch were a bit of a gift.  I’ve recovered, and feel great now!   I’m unpacking today and took a break to finish up a card started during the holidays – I didn’t know it at the time but it was just waiting for the right sentiment.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Laced in Love and Quietfire Design - Always Believe - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
I’m trying to continue to figure out new frame configurations using Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool.  This is one using the Spellbinders Graceful Brackets border.  I also reached for Spellbinders (S4-478) Laced with Love as a wonderful accent for the frame.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Laced in Love and Quietfire Design - Always Believe - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
About Day of Giving Friday
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.  I’ll be updating the list of winners this weekend so be sure to stop back by to check the list of winners HERE!  For your comment:  If something wonderful is about to happen, what do you hope it is?

WR-Supplies
Stamps:  Quietfire Design – Always Believe
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Coredinations, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black  and Clear Embossing Powder 
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Graceful BracketsSpellbinders (S4-478) Laced with Love, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

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  • christiFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    hope your feeling better soon. i’m hoping to win one of your cards. that would be wonderful to me.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    I’m on my couch too, let’s both get up and get to crafting. Best medicine ever. This card is GORGEOUS.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    If something wonderful is about to happen to me I hope it is a better paying job for me! I am tired of living paycheck to paycheck and hoping for a bright financially set future to retire on!! This is gorgeous, I love the white frame around the kraft one just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    I’m on my couch too, let’s both get up and get to crafting. Best medicine ever. This card is GORGEOUS. Wonderful news is feeling better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Kris TurnerFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Gorgeous card and what a wonderful reminder! Hope your time at
    CHA was fun as well as productive and that you feel better quickly!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    Hi Becca, Hope you are taking it easy! Rest up & enjoy a bit of a break.
    If something wonderful is going to happen soon I hope it’s more time to craft. I have been feeling a little down lately & crafting is my medicine.
    Take care & hope you feel better soon! Have a lovely weekend xoxReplyCancel

  • Linda KelsayFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    I am enjoying my Graceful Frame Maker and always looking for new ways to use it. This is great!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    Two frames that work beautifully together to accentuate that wonderful sentiment! Feel Better!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    I just LOVE your card. If something wonderful was going to happen, I would like to go to Ireland and Scotland to work on my genealogy. Since my brother would also like to go there, I would let him tag along.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    If something wonderful is about to happen we’ll, let’s see. This would be the best that could happen. . .monday, I lost my companion, my Yorkie that had been my best friend for the last 14 years, my confidant, one I could trust my secrets too and wouldn’t tell, one who would listen to me and not judge, one that I could play with and take care of her myself, one whom I could just love unconditionally. It’s been hard this week, I’ve been lonely, what wonderful thing would be to be able to find another companion, a Yorkie like Lizzie but one with her own personality, she could be independent or she could be a needy puppy, whatever God would send my way. We’ve been looking, and looking, we will see if she comes to me. I’m a firm believer in bonding and for when I got my two kitties they showed themselves in wanting me by coming up to me and licking and wanted attention. They wanted me, they choose me, the other cats didn’t even come near. This is how I want my new doggie to do something wonderful by choosing me. So I firmly believe something wonderful is about to happen. Not an exact replacement, but a puppy who needs me and wants me for me.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    My something wonderful happened last weekend. My son-in-law returned home from his second yearlong deployment. It was heartwarming to hear my almost four year old grandson yelling “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy” to the busses as the soldiers were being brought in.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    That I don’t get sick like everyone around me.

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Stunning card. Hope you feel much better soon. The most wonderful thing to happen would be for my daughter-in-law to get pregnant. They have been waiting and hoping for so long and here’s hoping it’s soon!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    What a beautiful card! I might have said that before???
    A friend of mine has a great granddaughter that is having a very tough time with Leukemia. I’m hoping a lifelong remission is about to happen.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Beautiful, gorgeous and inspirational use of dies. I love this card and sentiment. I hope you Get Well Soon, the dreaded bug is also over here in the U.K.
    If something wonderful were to happen I hope it is the cure for Cancer. It has blighted the lives of so many people.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:42 pm

    What a beautiful card and I just love the colors. I am so happy you are working with the frame set as I just purchased it and am so wanting to get in free and see what I can come up with. The something I am excited to see happen is that my grandson finds out that God loves him! That he gives his life to Christ with the past forgiven and memories healed. What a delight that would be. And he can begin again!ReplyCancel

  • LeneTFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    Something wonderful would be check in the mail to pay off all my debts!ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:47 pm

    Hi from Australia Becca,
    love your card, if something wonderful was about to happen I would like it to be……the biggest cliche around, Peace on Earth.
    Thank you
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • LianneFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    Love your card Becca. Thank you as I needed the reminder – and the comment at the bottom of your previous post “Life isn’t so much about what happens as about how you handle it…” was meant especially for me! You are such a blessing. My something wonderful WILL be to learn to rise above the ‘negative nellies’ in my life and not to allow them to bring me down to their level!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:58 pm

    Beautiful card Becca – and glad to hear you rested and gave your body time to recover from the cold.
    If something wonderful were to happen today it would be ‘stuff’ arriving in the post that I am expecting :-) (p.s., it’s stash!!)
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    As always a beautiful card and saying. If something wonderful was about to happen I hope I could win a pot full of money to give to my children and remodel my kitchen. Hope you are feeling better and completely back on your feet.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:05 pm

    Beautiful card!! Hope you are feeling better soon….I have been fighting a cold for about 1 week now and hope it goes away soon! That would be wonderful to feel better soon and stay that way! :)ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:06 pm

    Such a lovely card! So happy to hear that you are feeling so much better!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:07 pm

    Such a very beautiful card again Becca, and a lovely verse.I hope you are now feeling better hun ?.
    I had no need to think about this one , my wonderful thing i want to happen is my son’s chemo treatment has worked, he has just 3 more treatments to go . As you can imagine it has been a very stressing time . But God Willing it will all be fine in the end.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.February 3, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    Becca, You do beautiful work. My something wonderful to happen is if all my family would accept Jesus as their savior.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.February 3, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    Something wonderful would be everyone who is eligible donates blood/platelets yearly and designates themselves as an organ donor. So many are waiting for a transplant–it is a wonderful gift of life to bequeath our fellow man.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:17 pm

    Hi Becca your card is beautiful and the sentiment is wonderful. Ever day is wonderful when I see my grandchildren smile our when they they? run too me to give Me a cuddle.
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    This is a perfect card not only for you but for me too!!! Soooooo beautiful and encouraging!
    Sold the home I designed on 5 1/2 acres and shared with my husband until he slipped away to Heaven in October. Moving to a one-bedroom apartment at Capital Manor a few miles away in Salem, OR (this coming Tuesday). It would be WONDERFUL if I have downsized enough of my crafting to fit what I have packed to take with me into the apartment! The house contents were no problem, but the crafting has been a real challenge! God has been so gracious in keeping me busy and strong to make this journey!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    This is beautiful, Beccal I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    We are leaving cold, snowy Iowa in a few days for warm, sunny Florida to spend some time with our daughter and her family. Looking forward to making a lot of great memories with them! We are making plans to go to the Florida Keys and really looking forward to it. What ever we do, what ever see – it will all be great because we will be together! ….and warm!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Hello Becca sorry about you not being well but at least it waited
    till you were home, as you did get to see the Grand Canyon !
    Your card today is special the dies will be hopefully here soon
    for us to play with , your colour scheme is lovely and the sentiment
    is so uplifting to everyone.
    My wish is that all the tests my Hubby is having with specialists
    will be something that we can handle ! Thank you for all you do Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Love how you layer cards with your new frame dies beautiful card as always. If something wonderful is about to happen it would be my friend would become a grandmother. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    I truely have a blessed life and couldnt ask for a thing for myself so I hope that wonderful thing happens to my kids or for one of our many needy veterans in our country!
    Love the card Becca and hope you are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Diane FFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    It would be beyond wonderful if my oldest son and his family would move back into the area. They are currently 10 hours away. Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:49 pm

    An unexpected visit from a long lost friend!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I love the soft pink and beige color combination – lovely! There are so many people sick with colds and flu in my neck of the woods, too, it really makes one feel incredibly fortunate to be well. I’m glad you’re getting the rest you need..

    I haven’t been happy in the employment realm for a long time, it would be so wonderful to have rewarding work with people that appreciate me. Thanks for the reminder, CAN HAPPEN!!!

    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:55 pm

    Something wonderful IS about to happen! Our city has brought back their “I Do” vow renewal service to our very own Venice Beach in Sarasota county Fl. Just in time for our 50th wedding anniversary!
    It will be on Valentines Day! I am over the moon to have such a beautiful service with all the other couples on this picturesque beach!
    And Becca I too have been creating beautiful frames with your beautiful boarders die! I love it! Everyone of my crafty friends have asked about how I did that! They all love your die!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:56 pm

    My hope for something wonderful is that my son will come home for a visit soon. He is busy at college, and I miss him!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownFebruary 3, 2017 - 4:58 pm

    An amazing card and a beautiful sentiment, love them both. The colours are lovely too.ReplyCancel

  • Linda RItchieFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautifully created and uplifting cards that make me smile every time I check them out! The colour combinations, ribbons, bling and words are perfect!
    If I could ask for one wonderful thing to happen, it would be acceptance… of others beliefs, ideas and in turn…. world peace.
    Linda …. from CanadaReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    Just before Christmas a design team that I joined several years ago folded. Now we are about to launch a brand new card making blog where we have the freedom to creat anything as long as it fits a theme. I hope it goes well.
    This is a beautiful card and I’ve found a supplier for the beautiful Lace die you’ve used. I’m falling in love with these beautiful sentiments of Quietfires too.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:13 pm

    Glad you are feeling better. A beautiful card, and I love the sentiment!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:19 pm

    My something wonderful that I’m waiting to happen is new friends coming my way, growing in leadership to help others.ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Your beautiful cards are always so inspiring. Something wonderful would be a spark of hope or a breakthrough in Autism research.ReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    Becca, your cards are always amazing! This one is. i exception. I love your new dies that you have out. Can’t wait to try them out! Thx for sharing
    your talent with us. I so appreciate you!
    Pat BrownReplyCancel

  • BeverlyFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:33 pm

    Oh Becca, I really need my card business to pick up ,but now my pc is going to the shop and everything I was ready to jump I to is delayed. so glad you are feeling bEtter.Sometimes we just need a break.ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:42 pm

    So glad you are feeling peachy! Love the sentiment and of course your beautiful card! I am buying a new car tomorrow! I hope it’s our good luck driving charm!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    beautiful card!! that my grandson in law would get back into church!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 3, 2017 - 5:58 pm

    Good morning Becca, fabulous card!!! fabulous sentiment!!!
    My something would be for my daughter and granddaughter to get over this horrible bug!!! It’s awful : (
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 3, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    Oh Becca. Mi love the muted colored in this card. It really creates a great focus on the sentiment.

    Hmm? If something great is just about to happen, I would love it to be the sharing of a tidbit of information that would make it possible for me to become a member of CHA. I would love to attend the show in Phoenix so I could meet you!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaFebruary 3, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Something wonderful would to be hearing that there has been a cure for cancer of all types. I am very fortunate that my great grandson is cancer free and hope that he stays that way.
    This care is absolutely gorgeous what else would be expected of a card of yoursReplyCancel

  • LoisFebruary 3, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    I have never seen such a beautiful card. Thank you. Please feel better soon. I hope and pray that the whole world would believe in Jesus as their Savior. That would be very wonderful. Thanks again and rest.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersFebruary 3, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    For my family every one to come to Jesus.

    Beautiful card as always.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 3, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Awesome layers and color combination on this card. Great job on the miter. Thank you for sharing your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothFebruary 3, 2017 - 7:13 pm

    Beautiful Card. I love the sentiment and the lacy frame.

    For my something wonderful –For myself and my husband to get well so we can go through with our Vow Renewal we have been working on since 2013. Everything is pretty much handmade by myself. This year is 13 years we have been through some really rough times with each of our families.

    If I could I would invite you Becca since you have been such a inspiration to me to keep going on the days I just wanted to quit and give up when my physical pain was so high I did not think I could stand another moment of it. So I want to say Thank You {{{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WFebruary 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    I hope my son gets the promotion for which he interviewed this week. It would make a world of difference for he and his family.ReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 3, 2017 - 7:34 pm

    My wish would be that all the people who are hurting would be able to find solace, comfort and peace.ReplyCancel

  • NazneenFebruary 3, 2017 - 7:47 pm

    Dear Becca.. it is such a gorgeous card.. as always loved it and hope that I get to receive this from you..
    I wish I turn into a better human.. better daughter and sister.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 3, 2017 - 7:48 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! I have that die, but never thought of putting it on top of another base die. Love the sentiment too!

    Something wonderful would be that my DIL’s followup cancer test shows no cancer. She had a lung removed last May and is nervous that the cancer may have come back. I’m so proud of her… she stopped smoking the day she had the surgery and hasn’t smoked since!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:07 pm

    What a lovely card, love those frames together.ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Another beautiful work of art. My something wonderful is the granddaughter who will be arriving in march/April. We can’t wait.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    Oh dear Becca
    This is just such a fabulous card. You are using that wonderful frame maker and your cards are just absolutely gorgeous.
    Glad you are feelin better. Other than finding a cancer cure I would have to be selvfish and answer your question by saying “winning this card.
    HUGS
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • DeeFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Beautiful! You are so creative! If we all just made a daily effort to do one small deed a day based in kindness, wow that wow be wonderful. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    DeeReplyCancel

  • Joy MossFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    Love how elegant the card is without a ton of bling! Got my cold from my 6 month old grandson (as did my husband, daughter, and her husband.) If something good happens, I hope my little grandson stops getting so sick so often!ReplyCancel

  • GayleFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:48 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. as usual.
    If something wonderful is about to happen, I hope it’s that I can become healed and can make lots & lots of cards and of course that
    everyone who has health problems will recover & feel great.
    Health is about as “wonderful” as you can get:) All things are possible….ReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 3, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    Becca, I hope you are feeling better soon. I work in the medical field and we are seeing a lot of this flu bug. Even those who had their flu shot is getting it. We have had several coworkers out with it, myself included but I am finally at the end of it. My wish would be to win the PCH sweepstakes so I could help family and friends and take my hubby on a nice vacation as he is not doing so well. Take care all you peeps out there and hopefully you all escape this flu bug. HUGS to you all.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaFebruary 3, 2017 - 9:19 pm

    Wow! Really gorgeous!
    I would wish for my body to heal.
    That would be MORE than wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 3, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the sentiment–will have to order it. I just received my 6×6 frame maker today. Going to play with it tomorrow. May have to search for the video you made showing how to use it. It would be a miracle to win the lotto (have to purchase my first ticket ! lol) of PCH then I could help my family, and those less fortunate here in my town. Every day I try to be a better person than I was yesterday.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 3, 2017 - 10:27 pm

    If something wonderful was about to happen I would love to spend 10 days with my boys and their families with no interruptions, truely family time!
    Becca what a gorgeous card and sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm

    Beautiful card. Cant wait to see all the creative ways to use your graceful frame makers tool. My wonderful thing to happen would be that my dear friend and your friend would get a report that her medicine is working and she will be feeling much better soon.
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • DaleFebruary 3, 2017 - 11:21 pm

    Becca the card is beautiful. My wonderful thing to happen is my winning the PCH sweepstakes drawing $5000/week for life.ReplyCancel

  • RuthieFebruary 4, 2017 - 12:00 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Im glad you are well and back on your feet. My wonderful thing to happen would be that my children would come to Oregon for a visit this summer.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayFebruary 4, 2017 - 12:01 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. It would be wonderful if my estranged son would contact me.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 4, 2017 - 12:09 am

    Hi Becca. Such a lovely card as always. Glad to hear you have recovered from your cold. There’s lots of it about. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 4, 2017 - 12:12 am

    Awesome card, sorry you’ve been under the weather…a lot if folks have it all over the USA …not sure what I want to happen…cure for cancer would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 4, 2017 - 1:07 am

    What a pretty card, Becca. I’m thankful you are feeling better from your bug and were able to post something today – I always love to see your work.
    I do have a “hope” in the works. I have applied for a new job, and I am hoping it works out! Of course I only want to be wherever God wants to place me to work, but I do hope this new position will be a good one.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie PhillipsFebruary 4, 2017 - 1:12 am

    Hi Becca, I love this card and the sentiment is so inspirational. If something wonderful could happen it would be that I could be with my dear husband and soulmate who I miss so very much. Hope you feel tip top again very soon Becca. Hugs xReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 4, 2017 - 2:44 am

    What an awesome card here again Becca. I absolutely love that topdie and also this sentiment is amazing.
    If I could wish for something good to happen, it would be, that the doctors finally found a cure for that freaded cancer, as I´ve just lost 2 dear people to it here in January, and the one was my very dear girlfriend since our youth, who couldn´t go on anymore, and then my SIL here last week, so it´s been a pretty rough month here already, just hope not, this is what this year will be like, cause then I don´t want to join it.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen BainesFebruary 4, 2017 - 4:10 am

    If something wonderful were to happen to me… It would be that my hubby and my daughter would have clean bill of health, both have different worrying concerns at this time.

    Your card is stunning as all your creations are Becca, I don’t usually enter your give away cards as I am in England and I always feel its maybe more difficult for you…. if I won.
    Praying for peace and Gods grace in your life at this time.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.February 4, 2017 - 5:15 am

    A beautiful card! I hope for a job closer to home.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 4, 2017 - 5:59 am

    I’m glad you are feeling better and you have my empathy as I have also been down with a bug. I’m also feeling better! This card is just lovely and I continue to be impressed and excited about this collection of dies. I am always inspired by your creativity. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanFebruary 4, 2017 - 9:06 am

    Your card is breathtaking. Your designs are always so different from each other and I admire your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Lori EdwardsFebruary 4, 2017 - 9:23 am

    Your cards are “breathtakingly gorgeous” and “beautiful to the extreme” but that can also be said of the staging of you photos. Beautiful work. If something wonderful were to happen, I’d like to be a tenth as talented as you.ReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 4, 2017 - 11:20 am

    Your card is absolutely amazing, Becca! The frame is stunning, and the sentiment lovely :))
    If something wonderful is about to happen, I hope for our daughter and her boyfriend soon coming home for a visit from the US <3ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)February 4, 2017 - 12:01 pm

    My word! You even produce drop dead gorgeous cards from your sick bed!!
    I do hope you are feeling better now and am so glad that you managed to make it home before succumbing to the dreaded bug!
    So many wonderful things I could wish for, but top of the list would be peace for all people.
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 4, 2017 - 12:27 pm

    Hi Becca, So sorry you haven’t been well, we have had a similar ‘bug’ over here in the UK too, thankfully you are feeling much better.
    Another stunning card, beautiful colours and gorgeous die-cuts and the sentiment is lovely.
    If something wonderful were to happen, I would wish for everyone to live in peace with each other.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • DebraFebruary 4, 2017 - 1:49 pm

    I wish for PEACE on earth. AS ALWAYS I love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bFebruary 4, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    That our son finds a wonderful girl and marries.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Betty MCALISTERFebruary 4, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell Becca but glad you’re on the mend.
    Beautiful card you’ve given us the chance to win. Such pretty dies and your sentiment is beautiful.
    Guess my something wonderful would be my daughter and son being friends again after falling out many years ago. XxReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantFebruary 4, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    What a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful dies you used!
    Something wonderful would be kindness and respect for all!ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsFebruary 5, 2017 - 4:14 am

    You have done it again Becca sooooo beautiful !!!
    my wonderful about to happen is our family are awaiting the birth of a baby next week the mum has to have a csection so we are praying all goes well
    Thank you for your weekly inspiration
    Hugs from Ang in GB xxReplyCancel

  • JosetteFebruary 6, 2017 - 2:36 am

    Hi Becca, this ic my first time ever leaving a comment here, i have been following your beautiful and amazing cards for ages now, they are all so inspiring! Love the sentiment you used on the card, something wonderful for me would be for peace on earth. Hugs JosetteReplyCancel

  • DevyFebruary 8, 2017 - 9:22 am

    Becca-what a beautiful creation! Something wonderful-traveling safety for several loved ones!ReplyCancel

  • LindylooFebruary 8, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    A beautiful use of your innovative frame maker dies. If something wonderful is about to happen I would love it to be a world wide declaration & promise to abolish hunger. In this day and age no one should be going hungry, especially babies and children.
    Hope you are feeling much better now. Best wishes from Wales/UK. Linda xReplyCancel

  • BrendaFebruary 9, 2017 - 5:16 am

    If something wonderful was about to happen I would want it to be a cure for cancer for all the people suffering right now.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret McGettiganFebruary 11, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Becca, my something wonderful has already happened. I have just retired from 36 years in the same company. I now have all day to craft and I am having great fun with your new borders and corner dies. A rectangle is still causing me problems but I am sure I will get there. I also love using the measuring spoons to making flowers too. The icing on the cake would be to win one of your cards. I would proudly display it here in the Weas of Ireland #the wild Atlantic WayReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:09 pm

    Hi Becca.
    That is a beautiful verse and I love your gorgeous card, you are an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:51 pm

    Really enjoyed this unique design and the word message!!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie AndersonFebruary 20, 2017 - 8:57 am

    Hi,
    Oh how I wish you could design all you dies to fit
    a A2 card size. It would be do neat to be able
    to use your frame and pocket dies on smaller cards.
    I so appreciate all the beautiful cards you create.
    Hugs,
    MelanieReplyCancel

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