I love all colors but there are several I always come home to – you have no doubt taken note of the ones you see again and again.  Although I’m a true pink connaisseur, the brutal truth is that I love blue and green; I unconsciously pick them when I’m doing a card.  In fact, is there anything that can’t be paired with green?  For this card, I colored the tree and miraculously the paper selection was made in less than 1 minute – I’m writing that in my diary because it would be a first and I won’t hold my breath that it will ever happen again.  The tree stamp is by Rubbermoon and is one of my favorites.  I have used it before, but this is the first time trying it out with Copics.  Between the excellent Copic tutorials on Debbie Olsen’s Blog and the new blog started by Marianne Walker with Copic – I like Markers, I know I’ll find myself turning to these amazing tools more often. 

The card is pretty straight forward, using the normal cast of characters.  I used the largest classic rectangle nestability for the scallops behind the tree image and for the second tier of scallops, I used the same nestie, but cut it in fourths so that I could spread it and make it appear larger.  The sentiment hang tag was made using the SU Scallop Punch which I hollowed out with a 1½" circle punch.  I made rim for the tag by cutting a circle with the 1¼" punch which was then cut out using a 1½" punch.  Then I used the SU Tag punch to cut out my sentiment and then glued it behind the hollowed, rimmed scallop.  I could have kept going with brads and stuff, but I wanted to keep it simple.


Stamps:  Rubber Moon; Sentiment – Endless Creations
Ink:  Black Brilliance; Versamark
Paper:  Bazzill; K&Co.
Accessories:  Brads; Ribbon; Black Embossing Powder; SU Scallop Punch; SU Tag Punch; 1¼" Circle Punch, 1½" Circle Punch

For those who stop by daily, todays card says it all – You Inspire Me!  Have an amazing day.


  • JanineJune 6, 2008 - 6:50 am

    Love this image and the sentiment is fabulous… I love your creations Becca… Have a grand weekend.!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat AdamJune 6, 2008 - 6:53 am

    Your card is awesome..great coloring with your markers and very nice layout. Really nice! PatReplyCancel

  • Trish DJune 6, 2008 - 7:16 am

    This is gorgeous! I love that tree image (and the few popped leaves really are a great touch). Very cool treatment with the circle & scalloped punches, too – definitely going to have to play around with that ideaReplyCancel

  • NancyJune 7, 2008 - 6:38 am

    How cool…I love the popped up leaves and the punched out circle with the ribbon inside. Can’t wait to use my new nestibilities!!! TFSReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 9, 2008 - 8:27 pm

    i like how the leaves look like they are really blowing, good work. i like the ribbon look too. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • LeAnneJune 11, 2008 - 5:56 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just came across your blog through Debbie Olsen’s and I have enjoyed perusing your creations! I think it is amusing that on two of your cards, the ribbon you used is identical to some in my stash!!! I am very impressed by your Sizzex collection==wowza~

  • Debbie OlsonJune 11, 2008 - 8:40 pm

    Becca, you colored this image beautifully, and I love the popped up leaves too!ReplyCancel

How wonderful is it to go away from a week to come back and find a sweet, sweet blogger has given me an award!  Oh yeah, that’s so cool in my book.  

Charlene at Willow and Paisley was so very kind.  So often she leaves me the coolest comments that make me smile.  Lo and behold, she tagged me for a "You Rock My Socks Award!   Well Charlene, you rock!!! 

Charlene runs a wonderful blog and has an impeccable way with Papertrey Ink Stamps.  Pop over and see her work and be sure to leave her a kind comment. :)



Oh……my……goodness, how long is too long?  I’ll tell ya, eight days without my blog is too long!!  I pined away for the daily list of blogs I read and being able to post to mine.   I am so doing the happy dance to be back, and with a quick card too!

This card is all about symmetry, which is by far a comfort zone for me; I have to deliberately resist it sometimes.  It’s the factor that makes it sooooo difficult for me to decorate a Christmas Tree – I really get wrapped up in symmetry.  And okay, I’ll admit it – it’s a little OCD-ish.  Anywho, this is the cutest paper from Sassafras Lass and once I saw it, I hoped I could use it on a card.   I wanted a smaller word stamp that wouldn’t totally cover the ribbon and this Wordsworth stamp is a little on the large size, but it worked for me.

Stamps:  Wordsworth
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Sassafrass Lass, Bazzill
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Bling, HL Ribbon

By the way, my son’s graduation was delightful.  I had no idea the emotion that would come over me as I watched him in the processional.   Years ago, when the lure of being popular in high school swept over this young man and his grades evaporated, we could hardly imagine his future.   After some intervention he woke up, made a 180 degree turn and handed in a performance that far surpassed our dreams.  His turn around was the success story for a school, he received recognition and an award from the Superintendent of Schools and is thankfully on his way to college.  As I watched him graduate this all rushed by in an instant and I could not speak.  What a blessed time, and I was so glad my mother was able to come and share.

Thanks so much for patiently waiting for next post.  You all bless me so!


  • NancyJune 4, 2008 - 6:53 am

    Oh my goodness another beautiful card!! You and your blog have been greatly missed. I teared up as I read about your son. I know you are a proud mom……our babies are growing up right before our eyes. Welcome back friend!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 4, 2008 - 3:19 pm

    What an absolutely GORGEOUS card!!! My son graduated from university 2 weeks ago and I know what you mean about emotion. It makes your heart so big it feels like it will pop right out of your chest.
    Glad that your are back!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 4, 2008 - 4:44 pm

    WELCOME BACK You have been very missed. congratulations to your son. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • DebJune 5, 2008 - 10:33 am

    WHAT A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT – GOD IS GOOD !!!! I know you are so proud and what an inspiration to other parents who are struggling. I think this is my all time favorite card – it is so beautiful and delicate and I love what it says. Hugs and more hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJune 5, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    So beautiful, as always, Becca! How wonderful that your son has done so well!ReplyCancel