I’m so glad to be back, and with a card!  My daughters graduation was so nice, and when I was looking through sentiments appropriate for a graduation card, I came across this one and set it aside in my "short stack"  (the pile of stamps I keep on my desk that whisper "use me first").

I am so very blessed.  During the weekend I was very busy but wouldn’t dream of missing the monthly stamping gathering I attend.  Every month I’m a secret sister and also have a secret sister that gives me "to die for stuff".  I did the happy dance when I received a stack of Webster Pages!!  As you can see, I didn’t waste a moment getting that DP into a card.  It’s a tall card, 9×4 that fits into business sized envelope, but the hinge for the card is at the top so I had to start with a piece of cardstock that was 18 inches.  I also wanted a skinny embossed rectangle and scalloped rectangle but don’t have the new tall rectangle nesties yet.  So, I whittled down the size of the rectangle and embossed one side of it and moved the image over to the other side of the nestie and ran it through a second time.  Then on the scallops, I cut down the center and overlapped. to make the rectangle skinny – at a cursory glance, you would never know.    I finished up with ribbon and dew drops and even decorated the inside since there was sooooooo much white space.  Thanks for you patience, and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps:  Wordsworth
Paper:  Webster’s Pages; Bazzill
Inks:  SU Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Dew Drops, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Making Memories Brad

  • NancyApril 30, 2008 - 6:10 am

    Becca I am so glad your daughter’s graduation went well. What an accomplishment. I know you are so proud! I have missed your artwork but I know the importance of putting family first.

    This card is beautiful. I love the odd size and the color combo. You are so good about stepping outside of the box! Thank you for sharing and welcome back!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonApril 30, 2008 - 11:18 am

    Becca, I love this stamp, this paper (just ordered some more last week!), the ribbon, and every detail on your card! A huge congratulations to your daughter!ReplyCancel

  • TravelingmamaApril 30, 2008 - 11:31 am

    I love what you did with Kristina’s challenge! The DP is so pretty! I wouldn’t have been able to wait either. Though I have at times been known to hoard it. What a waste, right?!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 30, 2008 - 7:26 pm

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE IT. I love the size, the use of paper ribbon dew drops, its a winner!! the ribbon looks like it was made for that paper. well im proud of your daughter and know u are. glad u are back, missed your pretty work. oh by the way, another stamp to die for.

  • JanineApril 30, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous.!!!ReplyCancel

  • LindseyMay 1, 2008 - 10:46 am

    Love this card- just lovely & the sentiment is just perfect, great job!ReplyCancel

  • DeannaMay 1, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Very nice card… love the shape of it and that ribbon is very kewl!ReplyCancel

  • Maxee OlsonFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    I am enjoying your old posts, what a talent!ReplyCancel

 My goodness this week is flying by, life could not be busier and I have company coming this weekend.  I’m having a proud mother moment….my oldest is graduating from college this weekend.  In retrospect her growing up has flown by just like my perception of this week – in the blink of an eye.  I know I will be scarce while I try to focus on the events at hand and our company.  Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments and email you’ve been sending…they bless me and keep my spirits up. 

I’ll be back on Monday, thanks for hanging in there with me.


  • debApril 28, 2008 - 3:48 pm

    You must be so very very proud !!! What an accomplishment your daughter has achieved. I’m of the belief that women absolutely need an education to get ahead. It’s a very hard world. Hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends. I know you and your husband are very proud.
    hugs, debReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 29, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    its monday and im looking forward to having u back. hope u had a good weekend. congratulations to your daughter are in order.

There is a first time for everything, and for me, this time…it was the first time I’ve ever made a sympathy card.  The mother of a dear friend passed away a little bit over a week ago on April 15th.  I sat down the very next evening to make this card, but didn’t want to post it until I had given it to her, which I did tonight.

I hope my friend doesn’t mind my posting the card…my heart was so touched when talking to her during this sorrowful time, that I just wanted to share.  There is barely an hour that has gone by since last week that I didn’t think of her and her family.  Their hearts were aching yet they embraced the pending departure of their loved one with great faith, optimism and love.  My friend is such an inspiration to me.

Stamps:  Sentiment – PSX, Background – Hampton Arts; Bird Stamp – Inkadinkado
Paper:  Canvas Paper; Bazzill
Inks, Antique Linen, SU Purely Pomegranate
Accessories:  Prima Flowers, Offray Ribbon, Lasting Impression Brads


  • Kay McBrideApril 24, 2008 - 10:33 am

    oh becky that is so sweet, makes mine look pityful. i know our friend will cherish it forever. you described them perfectly. the card is very pretty.

  • JanineApril 24, 2008 - 2:11 pm

    This is a beautiful card. Your friend will appreciate it I am sure.
    I think your work is incredible.ReplyCancel

  • LoniApril 24, 2008 - 4:51 pm

    This is one of the loveliest condolence cards I have ever seen. The “free spirit” sentiment with the bird image is what does it for me. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bApril 25, 2008 - 6:36 am

    WOW! What an inspiration you are! This card is beautiful and the sentiment as well. Thank you for being my friend and sister in Christ.
    Thank you again.ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackApril 25, 2008 - 2:02 pm

    I agree that this is one of the loveliest sympathy cards I’ve ever seen. The card itself is beautiful and the sentiment just right.ReplyCancel

  • steph bailiffApril 26, 2008 - 8:38 am

    Becky, this is a beautiful card! I love the sentiment and how much you felt for your friend. You’re so sweet.ReplyCancel