Today was the first day of school, yay!!  I saw her off this morning at 6am and she’s home now, and I already have an appointment with her guidance counselor… sheesh!    I forgot how much effort it is to keep everybody on the same page when kids are in school.    I would have had my post up earlier but mine was the typical house on the first day of school. 

Today I’m sharing with you another sample from the newly release "Peace on Earth" set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The verse says "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  John 14:27"   I am so taken with the serenity of this set so I wanted to try some tone-on-tone stamping with the gorgeous lion.  It blended a little bit more than I wanted so I popped it out a bit by sketching over the embossed image with a white prismacolor pencil then wiping with a dry cloth.  It put a little haze over the image and the ribbed paper really caught the white to show off texture.  I know someone will ask, so I’ll go ahead and share my serendipity moment — I used jumbo brads on each corner of the card because I wanted it to have a classy look.  Imagine my delight when I popped in a single gold brad for a different looking element – I likey.   Of course I had to top everything off with a bow!!


I had the most fabulous weekend resting at home with my family.  Church on Sunday was a highlight with a wonderful sermon from our pastor that fills me and has given me lot of bounce in my step.  Thank you for those who come again and again.   I hope you glean something that will inspire you but know that the encouragement and kind word you so freely offer is a great treasure to me.

Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Bazzill
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Nestabilities, EK Success Circle Cutter, Jumbo Eyelets, Gold Brads


  • RosetteAugust 18, 2008 - 4:18 pm

    Just… wow. Very classy, and it gives you a certain amount of tranquility just by looking at it! Lovely Becca
    God bless
    rosette. xxReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 18, 2008 - 4:19 pm

    When I grow up… I want to learn to tie bows as beautiful as you do!!!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 18, 2008 - 4:29 pm

    Wow Becca! And it is another wow. There are so many elements that I love. You said it was textured paper that you stamped on, to me it looks almost like wide grosgrain or fabric. It really gives a beautiful look. I don’t quite understand what you did with the white pencil (sometimes I’m a little thick) but what ever it was don’t forget that trick, the lion is gorgeous. I love the tone on tone. He looks so regal. I love the way the ribbon behind the lion looks like you wove it (which is what you did, but for some reason it really gives it a cool effect.) And finally, your eyelet and brad combo — I noticed that right off and wondered for a minute what it was. (I always look and notice things before I read — reading first would save a lot of brain power! Thanks again for the inspiration. I love this set, I don’t have it yet, but it is on my list of must have purchases for next month!ReplyCancel

  • EleanorAugust 18, 2008 - 4:44 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful! I love the way the lion looks on the woven c/s. I hope i can rememer that trick with the brad and eyelet!ReplyCancel

  • lengowAugust 18, 2008 - 6:02 pm

    You are a genius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Absolutely genius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 18, 2008 - 8:33 pm

    Wow! I likey too, but not just the corner gold brad elements, the whole darn thing. You always seem to have the most beautiful ribbon to match whatever else you are working with. A girl can never have too much ribbon for cardmaking, can we? It is a definite must have. I love it, very elegant? I especially love what you did with the ribbon, very creative. You rock!ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzAugust 18, 2008 - 10:28 pm

    You did it again, its beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • cherylAugust 19, 2008 - 5:00 am

    This is so beautiful and I am just loving this stamp set. You do the company proud!!ReplyCancel

  • JoaniAugust 19, 2008 - 5:22 am

    How do you come up with all these ideas?? You don’t sleep at night do you :)
    I love your use of ribbon. I’m always too afraid to make things bulky with the “bigger” ribbon ~ but you create works of art!
    Awesome, yet again!

  • JanineAugust 19, 2008 - 6:51 am

    Everyone thinks the same as I do Becca!! YOu are a genius!!!
    Have a great day!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 19, 2008 - 8:16 am

    WOW Becca, this is surely another stunner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 19, 2008 - 9:59 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, as always!!! I love everything on this card! I am going to have get some of those stamp sets that you’ve been using next month :). I really like the ribbon that you used with the gold swirls in the center- just perfect for this card! No worries- there is ‘ALWAYS’ inspiration on your blog :D. I have NEVER been disappointed!


  • stampmonkeyAugust 19, 2008 - 10:18 am

    I love this!! It does have a very peaceful look about it, and I think it may have been the tone-on-tone that did it. Adding the white was the perfect touch…and how cool about the brads! tfsReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 19, 2008 - 12:19 pm

    I love the monochromatic feel to this card, Becca, it makes a for a very elegant and peaceful card with the sentiment. And your ribbon is glorious.ReplyCancel

  • DianeAugust 20, 2008 - 1:35 am

    Just beautiful. Love the serene colors. Your unique layout is captivating. Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • AngiAugust 20, 2008 - 2:16 am

    Wow! Your cards are so classy.

    This could definitely work for a masculine card, too…I’m always looking for those!ReplyCancel


Wow, people emailed me lots of questions about the most recent cuttlebug card that I did.  Many wanted to know the name of the embossing folder I used  and where to get it, so I decided to do another card using that same folder.  The name of the folder is Gratitude and it’s a little bit different that other folders I’ve purchased.  In addition to the A2 sized embossing folder, there was an A2 sized die cut that has several different phrases on it.  This one is available at Hobby Lobby and you can look at it here.

For this card I paired the Gratitude Embossing Folder with some watercolor paper.  Using a punch, I cut the center out of each flower and then cut the panel into a frame.  Using my regular cropadile, I put an eyelet in each flower center.  On top of my card base I added a panel of shimmery paper onto which I punched a border both on the bottom and on top.    Ribbon was tied through the frame and the card was finished off with my watercolored image on top.  This was a quick and easy card and gives you yet another view of this cool folder.  I hope I answered some of the questions that have floated my way.  I am soooo intrigued with this latest folder and have more ideas that I hope I can try out soon.  I’m loving all the new Cuttlebug folders, hmmm….I might just need to get this out of my system.

I am still behind on email so thanks for your patience…I answer several a day and then I get back to the business of making new cards to post.    Have a sweet, cozy day! 

Stamps:  Printworks – Happy Spring
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello 90lb and 140lb, The Paper Company – Bluebell
Ink:  Black Brilliance, SU Old Olive, SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Gratitude Embossing Folder, Fiskars Border Punch – Sunburst,  eyelets, ribbon, aquapainter


  • DeniseAugust 17, 2008 - 5:32 am

    Hi Becca, just found this blog and you are truly amazing!!!! I love your work!!

    God is good!!! I will be checking your blog regularly!!!!!!!!

    God Bless!!!!


  • EleanorAugust 17, 2008 - 7:15 am

    Gorgeous! You do some amazing cards!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 17, 2008 - 7:36 am

    Becca, I love everything about this card………the simplicity of the color scheme and in particular how you ran the ribbon under the frame!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 17, 2008 - 8:07 am

    Beautiful colors and that ribbon is just fabulous!!
    Have a great Sunday!ReplyCancel

  • KarenAugust 17, 2008 - 8:34 am

    Becca, I come here everyday and each day you come up with the most amazing, creative cards. A true artist.ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 17, 2008 - 9:19 am

    This is an awesome card – your work is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 17, 2008 - 10:28 am

    This one is sooo sweet! I really like the double border and is that the ‘Distressed Stripes’ embossing folder I see underneath? I love the very soft pastels on the ‘Distressed Stripes’ embossing and on that beautiful ribbon. Hope you are having a restful and blessed day :D.


  • BarbAugust 17, 2008 - 11:45 am

    Ooops! P.S.- I came here to let you know that I left an award for you on my blog and I got caught up admiring your card and forgot, lol!


  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 17, 2008 - 1:17 pm

    So pretty. Blue is one of my favorite colors, in almost every shade. gorgeous ribbon. Basically, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • AngiAugust 17, 2008 - 2:32 pm

    I have a hard time using border punches, but you make them work! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 17, 2008 - 4:44 pm

    Good evening, Becca. Another truly beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickAugust 17, 2008 - 6:57 pm

    WOW!!!! Love this card. You have the most unique ideas.
    By the way…you don’t need to take the time to e-mail me when I respond….just make more and more cards!!!!!!!!
    You do a marvelous job Becca and I love…dearly love…visiting your blog to see what you have done next. You inspire me!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 17, 2008 - 7:35 pm

    I’m guessing they’re going to run out of these soon, now that everyone has seen your samples, lol ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Ms_DeeAugust 18, 2008 - 6:08 am

    Just checking in today to see what inspiring cards you created ……..I just love your work….Though you have given me so much inspiration and ideas….I never try to duplicate a persons work….but your ideas are endless….How do you come up with so many different ideas?????You have given me so many ideas over the last few weeks…..I love the idea of the 140 lb watercolour paper…I think I already mentioned that….I am going to see how many cards I can create today….using some of your techniques and ideas.. and of course with a twist of my own….But I love the faith part…I do not think I will do away with that part……I hope you do not mind….And all credit going to you….Thanks for sharing and Thanks for the inspiring cards……If you will like to see how you inspire me….check out my blog and of course…your site was added to my blog page…….ReplyCancel

  • MakarenAugust 18, 2008 - 6:28 am

    Beautiful, as always. You tied the most beautiful knots and bows I have ever seen. Is it that you’ve tied so many it’s second nature or do you fuss over each one? Any secrets you can share?ReplyCancel

  • Linda EAugust 18, 2008 - 7:25 am

    Another great card, Becca. Just curious, though…how do you store your Cuttlebug folders?ReplyCancel

  • kim/ohradiogirlAugust 18, 2008 - 9:14 am

    This is nice. I like the window in the card and and the sheer ribbon. Nice.ReplyCancel

  • JulieAugust 18, 2008 - 10:52 am

    Hello there — I just happened upon your site and CANNOT BELIEVE how beautiful your work is. I am really stunned by your cards — just gorgeous. I just wanted to thank you for sharing them on your blog. I will definitely visit often to get some inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzAugust 18, 2008 - 12:11 pm

    Hi, I just ordered 3 from they are 16.99 and I got free shipping. I love scrapyland, they are fast and have their nestabilities and all the cuttlebug dies. Can’t wait to get mine. I ordered yesterday and they shipped today!ReplyCancel

  • Troy LouiseAugust 18, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    Becca: Another beautiful piece of artwork! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 18, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    oh i love this one. the blue is so pretty. love the layout too. tfs

  • JoaniAugust 19, 2008 - 5:21 am

    Becca ~ how beautiful! You never cease to amaze me. All of your creations look like they take days to create.
    Beautiful does not even describe your work!

  • JuliaAugust 20, 2008 - 7:35 am

    This is such a beautiful card. The colours and the detail are amazing.

    Julia xReplyCancel

  • Mel M. M. M.August 21, 2008 - 3:50 am

    So original and fresh and just plain pretty! I love the way you laid it out and your colouring is sweeter than sweet! :O)ReplyCancel

  • StephenieAugust 27, 2008 - 7:39 pm

    Becca this once again is just lovely! I can’t leave your blog, it’s much too pretty!

  • LindaSeptember 22, 2008 - 12:35 am

    Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. I also want to thank you for your inspiritatioinal thoughts of the day. I give one everyday at my in briefing each day and I will certainly be using some of yours. Thanks again Linda =)ReplyCancel

  • SharonJune 19, 2009 - 6:51 pm

    This is a lovely card! I have owned this embossing folder for a quite a while and haven’t been really happy with my efforts with it. However, now I see your idea to use it as a frame, I now know how to make good use of it – so one very big THANK YOU!!!ReplyCancel


I have another card to share with you from the Peace on Earth set, newly released by Our Daily Bread Designs.  As soon as I saw this dove, I knew that I wanted to make the simplest card possible using it.   With three different scriptures in the set, initially it was a tough choice which one to use but I soon settled on the Matthew 5:9 verse. 

This dove is so serene…I stamped it and the verse onto transparency that I had already cut with a circle cutter – the ink of course, was black Stazon.  On the underside of the transparency I painted the dove with several coats of shimmery acrylic paint.  This card is almost modular, all the pieces were cut and put together including the bow being tied before the clear image of the dove was put into place with a couple of glue dots. I could easily stamp some of the other images onto circular cut transparency and trade the images out.  Although you can’t tell from this angle, the gold brads are paired with rondelles I raided from my beading supplies; they elevate the gold brads and add extra shimmer when looking from the side.  The corners of the card are metal corner pieces that are pressed into place.  The base of the card and the embossing are done on 90 lb watercolor for the oomph needed to get the embossing to pop, and the base paper is shimmery (camera doesn’t do it justice) melon colored paper from The Paper Company.

Yesterday marked the release of three new sets and one additional prayer stamp at Our Daily Bread Designs.   Pop on over to see the sets in their entirety and remember that throughout the month I’ll be showcasing projects and cards from each set.  

I hope your weekend is blessed with good family time and sweet rest!

Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  The Paper Company,- Melon, Clear Transparency, Fabriano Acquarello 90 lb
Ink:  Stazon – Black
Accessories:  CIrcle Cutter, Cuttlebug, Brads, Corners, Ribbon

  • lengowAugust 16, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    My heart sing of the joy !!!!

    This card is M I R A C L E !!!!!

    And You Miracle too !!!!!!!!!

    Salute cordiale !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 16, 2008 - 12:43 pm

    Oh Becca this is absolutely beautiful!!!!! All the way down to the lovely ribbon…may I ask what brand it is? Also, how do you mail your cards with this type of bow?ReplyCancel

  • dr.fineAugust 16, 2008 - 1:43 pm

    What a beautiful card and a glorious message! I am so glad to have found this site and see your beautiful work. I am a fan of Kelli’s sets and will have to add these to my collection.


  • DawnAugust 16, 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous and classicReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 16, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    Becca this is yet another gorgeous card. I just love your work and you do magical things with inspirational cards. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Judy (StampingQueenJAR)August 16, 2008 - 5:31 pm

    What a marvelously serene and peaceful card! I love the transparency idea!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 16, 2008 - 5:47 pm

    Can your cards get any better!!!???
    Love it!
    Have a great day!!ReplyCancel

  • Betz61August 16, 2008 - 8:04 pm

    Becca – the ribbon on this card is almost as breathtaking as the card itself. Where did you get it and do you remember who makes it. Again what a beautiful job.ReplyCancel

  • ShirlAugust 16, 2008 - 8:26 pm

    The card is lovely, where do you buy the “Paper Company’s melon colored paper, directly from them or a store?ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 16, 2008 - 8:55 pm

    As always, another stunning card!!!!!!!! I love the verse, the dove, the colors, and that you used a transparency for the verse- that makes the verse look like it’s floating- very cool affect :). And of course, I love the embossing too :D. The ribbon is just gorgeous too!

  • Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)August 16, 2008 - 10:36 pm

    This is absolutely stunning!!! Every little thing about it is just gorgeous from the ribbon to the corner treatments to that very peaceful dove! Beautifully done!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandAugust 16, 2008 - 11:05 pm

    Great card!! I love those corners!!ReplyCancel

  • The Sassy DivasAugust 17, 2008 - 12:12 am

    What a beautiful card. I just found your site and your cards are all so beautiful. You have a wonderful site and I will be visiting often!ReplyCancel

  • JessiAugust 17, 2008 - 5:32 am

    wow, Becca, this card is so fantastic, like all your cards!
    I love them all!

    I want to let you know, that i wrote something about you and your blog, on my blog…
    have a nice sunday!
    Be blessed!


  • AngiAugust 17, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    Sigh. Love this.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 17, 2008 - 4:39 pm

    This is such an elegant card, becca and I love the text.ReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 17, 2008 - 7:34 pm

    WOW – Gorgeous, Stunning, Elegant…and more :-) The ribbon is such an incredible accent to tie it all together!ReplyCancel

  • Joy Kennedy (JoyOfStamping)August 18, 2008 - 12:53 pm

    WOW! Another gorgeous creation. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 18, 2008 - 2:12 pm

    wow this is too beautiful. where oh where do u stash all this stuff???
    tfs. its really stunning.

  • JoaniAugust 19, 2008 - 5:19 am

    As always, beautiful!

  • Pansy JonesAugust 19, 2008 - 11:54 am

    What a beautiful and peaceful card. Simply amazingReplyCancel

  • Dusty GallowaySeptember 20, 2008 - 3:19 pm

    Hello Becca…
    I was blessed to have found your blog about a week ago…and I must say I am awed by your talent and your lovely spirit. I want to take a moment and thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us…for taking the time to make the tutorials and answering the questions that readers have submitted. I have one simple question…well, actually I have many…but, my question today is this..How do you tie such beautiful bows. I have read many tutorials showcasing various different types of bows and knots and am having so much trouble looking at the diagrams…following the various arrows, ect. Would you please bless us with a tutorial of bow tying? I think if I actually saw you do it, I could learn! God bless you…DustyReplyCancel

  • Becky JohnsonNovember 3, 2009 - 4:14 pm

    I thought it was somehow ME when I couldn’t get your updates. I am truly grateful we’re back on track.
    I must say your artistry is exemplary. I am Blessed, indeed, to have found you and the others.ReplyCancel