It’s that time again!!  Time for the Divine Design Challenge which is a Bible Verse Challenge where many stampers have made a commitment to offer a card or project on the 8th of each month that includes scripture holding special meaning to them.  You can read more about the challenge on Lori Craig’s blog  here.  Like me, anyone can participate, and the cards are also being posted on Splitcoaststampers under the keyword BVC08.  Although it doesn’t resemble what I had in my mind, this card was a pure pleasure to work on.

I had the opportunity to use another of my new Cuttlebug embossing folders.  This one was the Lace Tree which is a solitary triangle shaped Christmas Tree.  What, you don’t see it?  It’s there . . . I embossed the bottom of the tree, upside down, onto each corner of my card panel.   In other words the curly que that is the very bottom of the tree falls toward the center of my card, it’s just mostly covered (this time).  Here’s what the whole embossing folder looks like.

 I’m addicted to those to those fun, fun medallions and used this corner punch this time.  If you want to see the video on how to do this easily, just check HERE.




Stamps:  Sentiment – Stampabilities
Paper:  Coredinations, Bazzill
Ink:  Martha Steward – Dusk Blue
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Lace Tree, Nestabilities, EK Success Victorian Lace Corner Punch, Ribbon, Gold Pearls

Happy Monday!!

  • CarinSeptember 8, 2008 - 7:23 am

    Becca, Your cards are just so beautiful… if this wasn’t what you had in mind it took you to a good place!ReplyCancel

  • Sammie BryantSeptember 8, 2008 - 8:20 am

    I found your website last night and then spent at least 2 or more hours looking, drooling and then wishing I could be half as talented as you are. I love your style, it’s so classy and beautiful. I’m a bow person and I really like the bows you’ve made with spectacular ribbon. You are so good, how in the world do you come up with all of those different ideas? Being that I am aslo a Christian I know that your talent comes from God but gosh all I can think of is that I stood in the wrong line when they gave out extra creativity gene, or maybe you took it all, lol. Thank you for sharing, I plan to visit your blog often, it is now on my favorite’s list!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomSeptember 8, 2008 - 9:14 am

    Oh Becca…………I’ve got to quit coming here!LOL I keep finding products you use that I want to buy….girlfriend you are going to bankrupt me! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 8, 2008 - 9:24 am

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait until you see the one I did… Same punch!! LOL
    How funny is this!! Your card is gorgeous Becca.!! I think mine is posting tomorrow.
    With all the anniversary celebration happening I think it was put up for then. Keep an eye out and tell me what you think!!
    Have a great day!!

  • lengowSeptember 8, 2008 - 9:54 am

    Beautiful card !!!!

    You have amazing ideas and professional accessories.

    You + ideas + accessories = Paradise for eyes !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan LankfordSeptember 8, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Thanks so much, Becca…very nice tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Denise ~ Paper PonderingsSeptember 8, 2008 - 10:13 am

    Can you sell me some of your creativity…just package it up into a small box for me, would you please? This is gorgeous! And I know I would never have thought of it myself!!!ReplyCancel

  • AttySeptember 8, 2008 - 10:45 am

    Becca another outstanding card. You amaze me with all the ways you find to use your toys. You’re such an inspiration. TFS all your wonderful creations and ideas.

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 8, 2008 - 12:02 pm

    i think i have a punch like this and may have to try this. i ordered 2 of the holiday punches and the border punches and the gratitude set. thanks to your site. i did not know they were out. have not been hitting the shopping sites lately. i love that christmas one. oh i also got me some long rect. nest. the WHOLE set now i can really make some becky cards!!beautiful card you will be on cuttlebugs design team before u know it. you are teaching me more and more ways to use my supplies, thanks a bunch.
    hugs and more hugs

  • AnnSeptember 8, 2008 - 12:05 pm

    oh just amazing yet again – you got me totally addicted to those punched medallions too. You are so inspiring.

    The ones I have done are on my blog – a mere shadow of your fantastic work but I try.

    Please keep inspiring us all with your gorgeous gorgeous cards – they take my breath away everytime you post.

    Ann xxxReplyCancel

  • BonnieSeptember 8, 2008 - 1:31 pm

    Hi Becca,
    It rained most of the week-end so guess what I was doing….medallions over and over again. What fun.
    You have introduced me to nestabilities, could you tell me the size that you use and do they emboss at the same time as the cut.
    Thanks for sharing over and over again.

  • MrsHSeptember 8, 2008 - 1:49 pm

    Good evening, Becca- Another enthralling card- I really do find fascinating the different ways with which you use your tools. I would just never think of using them in those ways. This one is so pretty. I have the lace tree so I must try your innovative idea and see what I produce – (said with tongue in cheek).

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas and techniques.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.September 8, 2008 - 1:53 pm

    OMgoodness! This is beyond GORGEOUS! I just purchased that scripture stamp but haven’t used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LoriSeptember 8, 2008 - 2:55 pm

    Becca, You deserve a medal!!! I just love what you have done with these punches and I have shared the link to your blog on miine! I think all stampers should see your beautiful creations! I am in love with them and playing with these with my punches. Big HugsReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 8, 2008 - 5:51 pm

    Applause, applause!!!

  • Lisa LSeptember 8, 2008 - 6:02 pm

    Your creativity is beyond amazing! Not only are your medallions awesome, but I love how you used this CB folder. I never would have thought to do that! Thank you for sharing your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • jamiSeptember 8, 2008 - 6:09 pm

    Becca – you have such creativity and ingenuity! I always leave your blog completely impressed! I really must invest in some corner punches now that I’ve seen your amazing creations!!

    I have an award for you on my blog!

    Hugs, JamiReplyCancel

  • BarbSeptember 8, 2008 - 7:12 pm

    Awesome as always!!! Ha, I finally have a punch that you have and I have that embossing folder too- what a unique way to look at it. Have a blessed week!

  • ShirleyoneSeptember 8, 2008 - 10:08 pm

    Very pretty, Becca. Love what you do with punches.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 8, 2008 - 10:39 pm

    Oh, Becca, it is positively breathtaking. I adore it. You must have the greatest tools to work with in your craft space. Can I come over and play with them? haha. Wow, seriously, you have a vision that not all people have. Certainly one of God’s gifts to you. Can’t wait to see your next creation.

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • AshleySeptember 9, 2008 - 12:00 am

    This is so pretty! I love all the texture and the layers!ReplyCancel

  • Hege-Annie SimonsenSeptember 9, 2008 - 3:28 am

    Just beautiful!!! Amazing what you do with your punches! :)ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 9, 2008 - 5:51 am

    Becca, I’ve been drooling over your punched circle frames. THANK YOU for the GREAT tutorial. You did an amazing job for your first one. It was perfect. Clear, easy to follow, easy to see–just terrific. You go girl!

    Your cards are just breathtaking. Thank for sharing them and helping us learn so many new tricks. Thanks for the links to the punches. Eight of them are waiting in my cart. Just wanted to check out your tutorial to make sure I can do it. You are phenomenal!ReplyCancel

  • AngelSeptember 9, 2008 - 6:59 am

    Just beautiful!!! I love your medalions and have to try it. And I have this punch. YEAH!ReplyCancel

  • crystal joySeptember 9, 2008 - 7:46 am


    You really truly have a gift girl! Your cards are simply gorgeous and inspiring. I have been going through a difficult time with my health and although I am making tons of cards for my church and sending a card weekly to my Chemo buddy I never receive cards so I come and look at yours and imagine it was for me that I am inscribed on the palm of my father’s hands, He knows all about me. Thanks for the reminder. Now I do have both the folder and the punch you used here so maybe I can make myself one. I would never have thought to use the folder on the corners thanks for the idea.ReplyCancel

  • AmySeptember 9, 2008 - 9:52 am

    Hi Becca!

    I am so glad that I found your site via Jennifer McGuire’s. It is always a treat to recieve an e-mail from your site. I know there will be something special to look at. And I still don’t believe you find your ribbon in the $1 bin at Michael’s.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 9, 2008 - 10:10 am

    Just Beautiful, love the way you used the ribbon and your medallions are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYSeptember 9, 2008 - 12:04 pm

    Your work is an inspirational guide for me….not only for the biblical tone but for the usage of all the various tools. Your imagination and fore sight is beyond extraordinary…’s a gift that few have. To take a corner punch and transform it into a circular pattern is talent. I’ve been admiring your work for some time now and am always just awed by your creations. You have really received a gift from God. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 9, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    Such magnificent beauty on such a small palette is continually amazing!

    Thank you for sharing with us, Becca.

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • Debi NicolSeptember 9, 2008 - 9:23 pm

    this is my favorite scripture…have a pix on my wall. This is so special.
    Debi NicolReplyCancel

  • JoaniSeptember 10, 2008 - 7:12 am

    How very pretty. Even the ribbon colors match your card! Oh, what a talent you are!!!

  • NancySeptember 10, 2008 - 8:05 am

    Becca, your cards are amazing, breathtaking! What a talented lady you are. I stalk your site everyday now since I found it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • DebbySeptember 10, 2008 - 11:06 am

    Love this! Can you tell me what size the card panel is that you embossed with the tree? I tried a coupole of different ways and couldn’t get mine to look as good as yours! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects with us.ReplyCancel

  • wendypSeptember 10, 2008 - 3:50 pm

    Wow, your cards are just stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • TRSeptember 12, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    Have I told you lately how amazingly creative you are?ReplyCancel

  • Lori CraigSeptember 13, 2008 - 1:01 pm

    Becca, this is gorgeous. I love your scripture selection! The ribbon is gorgeous… LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • shirley willettsSeptember 17, 2008 - 8:19 am

    Becca, For the love of me I cannot work out how you have cut your pieces of embossing to make the background. I have the lace tree folder but just cant work it out! I think it takes someone with genius like you to work that one out.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineOctober 5, 2008 - 6:13 pm

    Hello Becca just stumble on to your website what am amazing card you design thanks for showing us your stuff. It is beginning to look a lot like christmas I am getting excitedReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsondDecember 1, 2008 - 5:33 pm

    Gorgeous, Becca! I love your out-of-the box thinking!ReplyCancel

  • MarianJanuary 21, 2009 - 9:24 pm

    I’m with you shirley…I just can’t figure it out and it’s driving me crazy! lol…that card is fabulous!ReplyCancel

Hey there!  I’m going through emails today and quite a few people have asked which punches I used on the recent circle cards, so I decided to post them quickly.  I hate that EK Success doesn’t put the punch names on the punches, I’ll have to remedy that by marking those in my stash, but anyways I located names and pictures so that I could pass on to you.  Hope this helps!!

Here are the punches I used on recent cards – 


Graceful Heart Corner Adorner 



       Fountain of Fun – Corner Adorner



  • Pam aka/YorkieMomSeptember 8, 2008 - 8:31 am

    Becca, thanks so much for doing this! I was out craft shopping on Saturday and picked up one of the EK Corner Adorners. I know what you mean about them not putting the name on the item….Martha Stewart border punches don’t either, so I’ve got to where I just put a white file label on the bottom of the item with the item name, because people were asking me also! Once again, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 8, 2008 - 5:56 pm

    Another Thank You.
    I love it when I can use something in a different way. Even better when I have all those punches. (My DH thanks you as well).

  • DiannSeptember 9, 2008 - 3:29 am

    Becca, I visit daily and have just gotten brave enough to respond about your beautiful cards – you are such an inspiration! I do hope you will share with us how you make and attach your lovely bows. I’ve enjoyed seeing how you use punches to the fullest! DiannReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 9, 2008 - 6:24 am

    Becca, This is all so helpful. The link to EK Success–oh, oh…I’m in trouble now! Your video was great. At the end of it you showed some of the edge punches. Could you do an edge indentification post as well and link us to some of the edges you showcased there. That was fabulous. Love your idea for organizing your nesties and how you kept you edge samples. Your blog has always been a huge source of inspiration…now it’s quickly becoming a wonderful source of instruction. Thanks for all the time it takes to produce such helpful information.ReplyCancel

  • JoaniSeptember 10, 2008 - 7:11 am

    Thank you Becca. After I watched your video tutorial I ran downstairs and made a medallion! You are such an inspiration to me. I can only hope that some day I am 1/2 as talented as you are!

  • LazyKaySeptember 17, 2008 - 1:45 am

    I love that card and the sentiment is beautiful.


  • JeanAugust 8, 2009 - 9:58 am

    I love your work, it’s always so elegant and thoughtful. It’s the sentiments and the verses you use that keep me coming back though~they appeal to the spirit. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.ReplyCancel


 Hanging out in my craft room this weekend, I got a chance to do another SCS Sketch Challenge.  This is my take on SC192.  Again I was using that lovely watercolor with markers technique that I used several days ago.  I’m sure I’ll watercolor a little bit more now that I’ve seen how the markers react. 


I love the sentiment!  This is a set that I’ve had from Impression Obsession that has never seen ink – I’m glad I changed that, this set is awesome. 

Stamps:  Impression-Obsession – Charming Gardener
Paper:  DP – Paper Studio, Canson Watercolor Paper 140lb, Bazzill
Ink:  Versamark, Black Brilliance
Accessories:  Zig Watercolor Markers, Ribbon, Prima Flower, Kajinker Jems, Black EP

  • SusieSeptember 7, 2008 - 6:56 am

    Such a wonderful card with saying, we need more gardeners in the world……ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 7, 2008 - 7:26 am

    Beautiful card. Beautiful saying.


  • StefanieSeptember 7, 2008 - 7:43 am

    Oh Becca, this card is not only beautiful, it is heart warming !! I love every detail as always. Your collection of sentiments is just outstanding – I want to come and play in your stamp room !! :)
    I so enjoy coming to your blog – thanks for the daily inspiration ! ReplyCancel

  • BarbSeptember 7, 2008 - 7:55 am

    Your cards are outstanding! I love this one, and really like the saying. Beautiful job.ReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 7, 2008 - 8:53 am

    So pretty Becca!! The sentiment is beautiful!! Hope you have a great day! The rain has been pouring here in London, Ontario since early this morning. A good day to iron and stamp.

  • BarbSeptember 7, 2008 - 11:13 am

    Everything is so pretty from the paper to the sentiment :). Great stamp and I agree about the sentiment- it’s awesome.


  • BonnieSeptember 7, 2008 - 11:46 am

    Hi Becca,
    Again I say thanks for all of your inspiration. This card is so good.
    Can I ask you what glue you use to fasten the little jewels…seed embellishements, etc.
    It is raining here in Ajax Ontario, so a great day to hide away and try out your wonderful idea’s
    Have a wonderful day.

  • JorunnSeptember 7, 2008 - 12:57 pm

    Just stunning!! Love the colors, the image and the sentiment!!!
    Awesome card and your blog is filled with amazing stuff!
    Love your work!!!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyoneSeptember 7, 2008 - 1:30 pm

    Just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaSeptember 7, 2008 - 1:47 pm

    What a great stamp set! Love the dp :-)ReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 7, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Good evening, Becca. Another beautiful card, beautifully colour co-ordinated. Your matting and layering are just so perfect -I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)September 7, 2008 - 6:01 pm

    This is adorable!! Love the images and the coloring is perfect!! GREAT card!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 7, 2008 - 7:58 pm


    Adorable card, and beautiful watercoloring. I wonder if the Zig markers are the only ones that you can watercolor with. I am wishing I knew how, if you have time, would you mind explaining it on your blog? Thanks for the inspiration, still loving your blog.


  • AngiSeptember 8, 2008 - 2:17 am

    I think I have those boots! *giggle* Love the gratitude sentiment, too.ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzSeptember 8, 2008 - 5:51 am

    again you out did yourself, beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • AngelSeptember 8, 2008 - 6:23 am


  • Jamie WilcoxSeptember 8, 2008 - 7:55 am

    What a sweet and happy card, Becca! (just like the one who created it, I would suspect ;)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 8, 2008 - 8:06 am

    so sweet, such pretty paper and the image is perfect with the sentiment! love the softness in the coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:57 am

    love the paper pink is one of my fav. colors. the sentiment is really uplifting. tfs.
    hugs kayReplyCancel

  • ElizabethSeptember 8, 2008 - 1:55 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. Your water coloring is breathtaking. You really have got the technique down. Elizabeth Bead DivaReplyCancel

  • ShirlSeptember 8, 2008 - 4:15 pm

    I love the card, dear Becca.
    I wish it was raining here today it hardly ever rains in San Diego until January and probably then what most would call showers we call rain :)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 9, 2008 - 12:57 pm

    Beautifully done, Becca.

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • JoaniSeptember 10, 2008 - 7:09 am

    Oh Becca, once again something beautiful that you’ve created! I just love to check out your blog and see your beautiful creations. You are such and inspiration to me!

  • cherylSeptember 11, 2008 - 3:56 am

    Becca, this card just warms the heart! (I’m a gardener)ReplyCancel

  • Christine (Craftling)September 11, 2008 - 7:05 pm

    So pretty! Love that welly stamp! And love the subtle colouring. Gorgeous!

    Chris xxReplyCancel

  • shirley willettsSeptember 12, 2008 - 6:17 am

    Hello from sunny South Africa. Your work reflects the work of a truly creative and blessed spirit. I see a certain gentleness coming through. You are such an inspiration to me. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Lori CraigSeptember 13, 2008 - 1:02 pm