Well, today finds me a little bit under the weather.  My husband caught a cold or something and I thought for sure I had it.  I crashed for about 12 hours of sleep and feel better but still feel like something is lurking.  I didn’t get any stamping done last night or today, but thought I’d show you something I whipped up very quickly using my Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.  


So many times we buy stamp sets but don’t put them to use because we think we have the make the best card in the world or that we have to invent something that no one else has invented.  Trust me, even the simple appeals.  This was stamped up in a quick 10 minutes and put in ready made frames and candlesticks and is now sitting in my dining room on a buffet.  This fulfilled me just as much as the intense cards that I labor over for hours.  Why?  Because the stamps are simply beautiful and it’s a shame to hide them in my notebooks or my drawers.  Now, besides a card that I can send a friend, I have great scripture on display with these great stamped objects that my family and I can see all day long as we pass through the house. 














These candlesticks I found on sale in the clearance section at Michaels for $3.00 each.  When I purchased them, I bought only one.  Then when I liked how easy they were to put together and how they looked , I went back to get matching colors…you know the story, they had already been snapped up.   Oh well, next time I’ll get two for sure!

I simply cut a piece of glassene vellum for the inside of the candles, stamped then embossed each image with detail gold embossing powder.   Were you to turn the candle around, the other stamp I used was the large Peace on Earth from the newly released Peace on Earth set available at Our Daily Bread Designs

I hope I’ve encouraged or challenged you to keep it simple.  Don’t let the beauty of your stamps pass while sitting in a drawer or more importantly don’t pass up the opportunity to get a great stamp because you don’t feel like coloring it.  I rarely color but I have not let it be an obstacle to using a stamp – there are too many techniques out there that will enhance it’s beauty.  Who says it has to go on a card?  It doesn’t…stamp it up, put it in a frame and admire that wonderful scripture, sentiment or picture.

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor 140 lb, Glassene vellum
Ink:  Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Markers, Aquapainter, Frame, Candlesticks

"I am beginning to learn it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. "  Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 21, 2008 - 9:23 pm

    Becca………..these are stunning! I particularly love the candle sticks!

    Actually could have used them earlier this evening as I am in N FL and we lost power for a bit. Fortunately we have a generator so we weren’t without it for long and luckily the power was back on withing a hour and a half! My mind is already figuring out what I may have on hand around here to make something like that!LOLReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 22, 2008 - 12:11 am

    Very elegant, the ribbon you chose really adds to it all as well. I love simple as well, especially when I need a really quick last minute card to mail. Thanks as always for the inspiration your creations provide.ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneAugust 22, 2008 - 4:56 am

    If you would like to visit me. I’ve left something on my Blog for you!
    Hugs Suze xReplyCancel

  • kimAugust 22, 2008 - 5:26 am

    Love the candles ~ Hope you feel better soon……ReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 22, 2008 - 5:51 am

    Lovely Becca! I can see why this made it to the buffet! I have been looking at this stamp set long enough. I am leaving here and popping over to ODB. Do I feel guilty ’cause I just bought my initial order from the new Stampin’ Up catalog — yeah a little bit! Do I feel even more guilty because I swore I was not going to buy the new SU Big Shot and in a moment of weakness (I was nearly out of black cardstock and Halloween is coming, and well you have to have black cardstock. But then you can’t just order cardstock, the shipping would be more than the product. What’s a girl to do? Order the Big Shot and the whole kit and kaboodle of course! I was weak. I will say a prayer and head over to buy this gorgeous stamp set!!!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 22, 2008 - 5:59 am

    I did it, I finally bought some of these stamps! Praise the Lord and I hope he was serious when he said he would provide!! I really can’t wait to get these lovely images and I hope that I can do them justice!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackAugust 22, 2008 - 6:13 am

    Great projects! I especially love the framed piece. Your art always cheers me up, especially when I’m having a trying day at work. It reminds me that I get to go home eventually and do something creative!ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 22, 2008 - 6:40 am

    What a great idea Becca!! Love what you have done here.
    Hope you have a fabulous day!ReplyCancel

  • AngelAugust 22, 2008 - 6:56 am

    Very pretty, Becca~!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissieAugust 22, 2008 - 7:32 am

    These look just gorgeous Becca (as always!) and what a lovely idea to be able to display them all the time!
    I also love the quote today, how very true but something we often overlook in our busy lives.ReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 22, 2008 - 8:01 am

    Very cool! Hope you’re both feeling better soon :-)ReplyCancel

  • Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)August 22, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Becca … your creations are gorgeous!!! I can’t believe you can be sooo creative even when you aren’t feeling your best!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Feel better soon!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 22, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Good evening, Becca-so sorry you and your husband have not been feeling well. Even so, your little grey cells must continue to work designing because this is so lovely and I love this scripture. You must have an inordinate amount of ribbon because you always have just that right shade of colour to enhance your project. When I see your work I really do wish I was a stamper but unfortunately I’m not. I always lack the confidence needed to colour a stamped image. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Troy LouiseAugust 22, 2008 - 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the nudge to use those stamps in varying ways. Love your candlesticks – I saw those at Michaels & decided I didn’t need them! Hope your and your husband are feeling better soon.ReplyCancel

  • barb schramAugust 22, 2008 - 7:31 pm

    I so agree, Becca. There are many ways to get those images on other items than cardstock! Great frame and candles!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandAugust 22, 2008 - 9:37 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 23, 2008 - 11:48 am

    What a beautiful set of projects for your home! If you ever get tired of them, I can send you my address, lol! Just kidding- but seriously, these are really nice!ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaAugust 23, 2008 - 1:39 pm

    WOW Becca, your projects are awesome!!! Love them a lot. I will try to make something like that.
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless

  • Cathy B.August 25, 2008 - 1:50 pm

    All of the items are gorgeous, but I especially love the one on the easel frame. It brought tears to my eyes as it made me think of my mom who went to heaven two years ago this month.ReplyCancel

  • jamiAugust 25, 2008 - 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful project Becca!! I actually like that they are different colors and heights instead of the same.
    Smiles from Korea,

  • Elva DerbyNovember 14, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Becca-Your Cards are simply beautiful-this new one is no exception !!! I do like the Daily Bread designs a lot -I`am THINKING of purchasing it and – the Big Shot and all the plates for it-and the Nestibilities and the Ribbons and the ……………..ReplyCancel

  • sheilaAugust 29, 2010 - 10:19 pm

    The candles are awesome, something that would go nice at any location.ReplyCancel

 I love circles and the new Wednesday Sketch challenge  (SC190) has a circle smack dab in the middle!!  Well, I got busy playing around to see what I could come up with.    Yesterday I played around with gold foil and velvet so today I turned my attention to silver!  Here is the sketch.


It’s difficult photographing the foil paper so have a peek at the picture below, it’s taken laying flat and the colors are truer.  Okay, now on to the card…basically I cut a circle with my nesties then stamped the circle with Stazon and embossed with the Leafy Branch Cuttlebug Embossing folder.  I added layers, pearls, ribbon and an embossed element to balance the card.  The final touch was to hang a little cross from a jewelry spacer element I dug out of my beading supplies – it is attached with a silver brad!  How easy was that!  This card uses a sentiment from the newly released Angel set from Our Daily Bread Designs.   I am loving the versatility of all the new sets and the verse choices were excellent; they will get a lot of mileage in my stash.


Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Marcella K Design Paper, Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Paper
Ink:  Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, White Embossing Powder, Half Pearls, Spacer, Brad, Cross

Alright, back to stamping for me…thanks for stopping by!

  • WendyAugust 20, 2008 - 5:52 am

    I love!! this card! The sentiment stamped on the embossed foil paper is so striking. You continue to amaze me with your designs. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 20, 2008 - 6:18 am

    Again just a gorgeous card!! The cross embellishment is just beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • kimAugust 20, 2008 - 6:29 am

    ‘AMAZING’ ….

    your work touches my heart, thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • lengowAugust 20, 2008 - 7:29 am

    Always and forever beautifull.

    You are realy a child of God !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon in NEAugust 20, 2008 - 8:22 am

    Your artistic work is so impressive!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 20, 2008 - 8:42 am

    I love this Becca…..in fact I think the “Leafy Branch” is favorite. BTW, did you see the pictures that I “resent” you? I use the “Leafy Branch” in them!ReplyCancel

  • ShirlAugust 20, 2008 - 8:56 am

    Nice card, Becca, you must having an amazing stash of supplies. I have just start to pay attention to sketches, I will have to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 20, 2008 - 9:45 am

    Beautiful colors and I love the sentiment and the silver embossed circle. Amazing as always :D.


  • QAugust 20, 2008 - 10:24 am

    Just beautiful! What a great start to my day. Thank you for sharing your talent and gift.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 20, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Awesome card. Where did you find the foil paper?ReplyCancel

  • Louise BrownAugust 20, 2008 - 10:34 am

    Dear Becca, I am always amazed at your creativity. What a wonderful scripture to start the day with. Your work is exquisite.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 20, 2008 - 11:29 am

    Good evening, Becca. Your choice of colours is beautiful. I love working with foil card – we call it Mirri card” over here and I have it in many colours. The gold and silver are particularly stunning as is shown in your card and they emboss particularly well with the cuttlebug. I love your choice of scripture too. All in all a very beautiful, meaningful and elegant card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • PennyAugust 20, 2008 - 2:47 pm

    This is so elegant and very beautiful with the embossed foil. Your designs are truly inspiring.


  • Cathy B.August 20, 2008 - 4:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca!!!


  • LaurieAugust 20, 2008 - 4:49 pm

    Wow Becca, this is another beauty! I love the neutral palette and the little cross piece. You are just making good use of shoving those little brads through all kinds of things! Another great card and another awesome verse!ReplyCancel

  • jamiAugust 20, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Becca, this is so striking!! That foil panel is just amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • barb schramAugust 20, 2008 - 6:17 pm

    This is just beautiful! Wonderful interpetation of the sketch!ReplyCancel

  • CharAugust 20, 2008 - 8:04 pm

    You work is always beautiful, but what really blows my mind is your photography!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 20, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    just another work of art from becca!! man i love that foil idea and the card is awesome.
    hugs kayReplyCancel

  • Mel M. M. M.August 21, 2008 - 3:49 am

    Pure beauty! This is breath-takingly lovely. I can’t believe how pretty and polished it looks! WOWza! :O)ReplyCancel

  • ChrissieAugust 21, 2008 - 5:55 am

    Becca, I have been visiting your blog each day for ages and I just had to tell you how much I love your work. Each new creation is superb, and your attention to detail is amazing. I am not a particularly religious person myself, but that certainly doesn’t stop me enjoying the beauty of your work. You have such a wonderful talent and I so look forward to my daily visits.ReplyCancel

  • AngelAugust 21, 2008 - 11:16 am

    Ooooh! Just lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 21, 2008 - 2:43 pm

    Oh my word this is so delicious and just stunning!


  • DeanneSeptember 26, 2008 - 2:22 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Just wanted to say I really like your blog. Found it from a post on Beate’s yahoo group with a link to your medallion tutorial.
    Hope you don’t mind, I have added you to my “who’s updated their blog?” list on my blog.


I was dying to play along with the Technique Challenge for the week  (TLC182) which was to make a clear goodie box.  I scoped out some cool black velvet paper that was in my stash and decided to pair it with gold.  Well once I got the box most of the way done, I came across this sentiment that gave me an idea for a card  that would work well with the box.  Since the sentiment says "Your Friendship is more precious to me than gold; It’s richer than rubies and sparkles more than diamonds….well the challenge was on.  The card was going to have gold and would sparkle with diamonds!  You may be tired of it  now really sick of it now, but I hauled out my new Gratitude Cuttlebug Embossing Plate again!!  The thing I have found with that embossing plate (other than it being my new favorite)  is that it works well as a grid to help line things up which is what I did with the rhinestones on the main panel of the card. 

A part of the challenge was to see what different items could be used to fill the box.  So, when I was making the box, I thought  it would be neat to fill it with money to go with the theme of the card.

The black velvet and shiny gold proved to be difficult to photograph, and the color of the ribbon is really gold although it looks peachy.   Unfortunately the flatness of the photography does not do the card justice…it looks rich and the textures are scrumptious.  I’m not sure exactly why I’m so drawn to the black velvet, but Elvis would be proud!
Stamps:  Stampendous
Paper:  Velvet and Gold
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Gratitude Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Ribbon














  • lengowAugust 19, 2008 - 11:02 am

    Beautifull velvet paper !!!

    Amazing gold !!!!

    Gorgeous card !!!

    You can making wonderfull works Becca !!!!

    Salute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Andra DonbrookAugust 19, 2008 - 11:26 am

    Where do you buy all these sweet little rhinestones? They are perfect on this card.

    I stumbled on your website through SCS and through the Cuttlebug Folders ideas thread. Fabulous work! I”m so glad I followed the links! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • LoniAugust 19, 2008 - 11:34 am

    Gorgeous, Becca. Your work always has such elegance. There are many facets to that elegance, but I’m always struck by how “perfect” your work looks. Such attention to detail is a joy.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.August 19, 2008 - 12:06 pm


    I trip all over myself with everything I view that you create. Your work absolutely amazes me!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 19, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    Oh wow, that is soooooooooooo pretty. I love those two colors together. Your card today is just absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • MarciAugust 19, 2008 - 12:22 pm

    This is gorgeous! Just when I think that nothing can be better here comes another one.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 19, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    A very striking card and box, Becca. I’m sure the gold and black look very rich and elegant in real life. It’s interesting to know that the cuttlebug folders will work on velvet paper too. Thank you for your continued inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 19, 2008 - 12:34 pm

    Girlfriend…..I just don’t know where you get it from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is fantastic and I just happen to have some black velvet paper!!! Will you please tell me where I can get the template for the box you used…..I am seeing me do somthing like this for one of my DH’s Christmas gifts!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchollAugust 19, 2008 - 12:40 pm

    Ribbon is like icing on a cake-makes it perfect!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamAugust 19, 2008 - 1:21 pm

    Oh, I am so glad I found your blog. I found you through Paper Pleasing Ideas. You do such beautiful work. I will definitely have to check your blog each day. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon in NEAugust 19, 2008 - 1:25 pm

    Oh Becca, this is absolutely incredible! truly mouth dropping gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaAugust 19, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    As one of your fellow splitcoasters would say BECCA YOU ROCK!!, I love the sheer beauty and wealth of this card and box another great WOW from you .. and Elvis said to tell you” THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.”
    Blessing your way and please continue to inspire us, we all look for a new creation each day , as you are one very talented lady.ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzAugust 19, 2008 - 4:20 pm

    Oh, you take my breath away! I can’t wait to wake up in the morning and get on the net to see what you made next. I seems so easy for you, keep it up girl, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • QAugust 19, 2008 - 6:39 pm

    Wow… stunning was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo. If that’s the reaction I have just from seeing the photo, the card IRL has to be even more stunning and breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing your love for creating and your work with us.ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaAugust 19, 2008 - 9:29 pm

    Super pretty Becca!!! All the details are awesome.
    God bless

  • Mary LeesonAugust 19, 2008 - 11:14 pm

    Becca, am enjoying going thru your blog because you certainly are giving God the glory! I so love HIS WORD also. TFS!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 19, 2008 - 11:48 pm

    Yes, Elvis would be so proud, lol! Seriously though, this card is just beautiful and very classic with the gold and black velvet. You never cease to amaze me with your talent! God did so good :D !


  • DianeAugust 20, 2008 - 1:33 am

    Absolutely stunning. I keep thinking you can’t do anything more lovely and then…the very next day, you have something as gorgeous as this. A class act. Love seeing your artwork. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickAugust 20, 2008 - 1:50 am

    Becca, I’ve hunted EVERYWHERE for the stamp you used on this card. I love it…..where can I get it? Went on line and hunted with no luck. I guess I could print is out on my computer….but I love the font of the stamp. Any ideas?ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 20, 2008 - 6:17 am

    Where was I and how did I miss this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????
    Gorgeous Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan LankfordAugust 20, 2008 - 7:38 am

    Becca…a word to describe you (I’m sure not the only word!) that came to me as I looked at your latest creations was FLAIR! You have an amazing sense of flair that is so classy and beautiful…SusanReplyCancel

  • cherylAugust 20, 2008 - 7:47 am

    wow Becca, this is just beautiful! You just never cease to keep amazing me!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonAugust 20, 2008 - 7:49 am

    Becca, this is one fabulous ensemble!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackAugust 20, 2008 - 9:07 am

    LOVE this one! The colors are so rich, and the sentiment is heartfelt.ReplyCancel

  • JoaniAugust 20, 2008 - 9:39 am

    Becca ~ these are gorgeous! They look so rich and elegant. You do such wonderful work.

  • Debi E.August 20, 2008 - 10:38 am

    I absolutely love this idea for the box and the card. My niece is getting ready to go off to college and we’ve waited to have her graduation party until now so that she could get stuff that she would need in the dorm. Instead of imposing my tastes in “stuff” on her, I was going to just give her money, but when I saw your box idea Becca, I said, I’m going to make that!!! I’m going to start on it tonight when I get home from work. What an excellent idea — THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LIMITLESS INSPIRATION. God Bless you and keep you safe (so we can see more goodies!) Hugs, DebiReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanAugust 20, 2008 - 1:19 pm

    Wowza!! Gorgeous and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieAugust 20, 2008 - 4:28 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love it, elegant plus. I think when we see your work we all get inspired to get creative….but nothing like you. I would love to know where we could get the sentiment and the cuddlebug folder. Could you share that with us.
    Thanks againReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 20, 2008 - 8:19 pm

    look at all the comments u are getting now and all of them so truthful, i dont even know what to say anymore your work amazes me everytime. i feel so blessed that u share with us. and i enjoy your site very much.
    hugs and more hugs

  • DawnAugust 21, 2008 - 2:46 pm

    Well this just has to be my favourite on this page.
    Your bows are just so perfect as is this design.


  • jamiAugust 25, 2008 - 9:45 pm

    Amazingly elegant – that black velvet rocks, and those rhinestones are so very cool!!! I just love this set you’ve created!!
    smiles from Korea,

  • Julie (Joypup on SCS)September 7, 2008 - 3:51 am

    Becca, This is my first trip into your blog. I am stunned, overjoyed, and amazed. Inspired! I adore this box — your work is EXCELLENT and a huge tribute to GOD as well. Thanks so much for all your efforts, and for sharing it with all of us. Blessings!ReplyCancel