I was so touched by the kind comments received while I was recuperating, you all ROCK!!  I’m making my way back, and I even have a post today, but the going is slow.  Slowly but surely I will catch up on email – I try acknowledge comments, so expect to hear from me soon.  In the meantime, my niece had a baby boy and I’m assembling things to send to her when I spied this Box in a Bag.  The Bag is all over, but I tracked down a tutorial here.  Can you say perfect?  This cute little bag ends up being the perfect size for some socks I wanted to slip in the package for the baby.  Let’s face it, any other way, they would get lost. 

I dream of being able to use Heidi Grace paper and my wish came true.  The placements turned out perfect and I had a scrap left to use on the card.  The bag calls for only part of a 12×12 sheet, but I also cut my scallops, tabs and box bottom out the same piece.  Thrifty, ain’t I?  Actually this is one of those crazy dysfunctional justifications to go on the hunt for expensive Design Paper, where I’ll only buy one piece because "look what I can do with it, DH!!"  Since I’m trying to ease back into things, I’m sure you see at least one more of these cuties.

I’ll be back later  to add my supply list.  I’m taking a day trip with my daughter to take a friend to a distant airport.  I get to rest and ride….what could be better? 

  • AnitaJuly 1, 2008 - 9:15 am

    How cute! This would make a great gift idea for teachers jus using different papers.ReplyCancel

  • BarbJuly 1, 2008 - 7:12 pm

    This is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • denise bryant (imchatty)July 1, 2008 - 8:42 pm

    Wow…I am soooo impressed. What a beautiful bag and matching card. Too pretty to use….I would just want to keep it and look at it. LOL Hope you are feeling better soon.ReplyCancel

  • JauniceJuly 1, 2008 - 11:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love it. You did a fantastic job as always. Hope you are feeling better.

    Jaunice MinorReplyCancel

  • nancy bJuly 2, 2008 - 5:36 am

    I am so happy you are back to blogging and I am especially glad you are so healthy. You were missed. This baby card and bag are just precious. Makes one want to have another baby……….NOT! But it is beautiful. tfsReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 2, 2008 - 7:08 am

    Talk about perfect, yes! Very, very nice. I’ve got to check out the tutorial now. You take it easy and get some rest ~ so you’ll be good as new and crafting in no time :)
    Super great work!

  • Sharon in NEJuly 2, 2008 - 9:03 am

    Great use of that wonderful DT paper! The card and bag is a gift in and of itself.ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaJuly 2, 2008 - 10:04 am

    Super cute Becca!!! I will try that bag.
    Feel better
    God bless

  • JanineJuly 2, 2008 - 2:03 pm

    Glad you are on the mend and feeling better. I love this project. How cute and the colors are absolutley perfect.!! Have a fun day!!ReplyCancel

  • valJuly 2, 2008 - 3:13 pm

    I’m am so glad to hear you are feeling better! And if I wont hurt you here comes a BIG hug and kiss for directing me to the tutorial for the ‘box in a bag’!!!!!!!! Perfect for what I needed – thank you, thank you, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJuly 4, 2008 - 12:02 pm

    BECCA, this is so darling im sure your niece will be very happy and estatic over this. i too love heidi grace papers and have recently bought some myself. that just like dad stamp is too perfect. where oh where do u find all these stamps? glad your are feeling better just dont overdo it. RIGHT..!!!!
    TFS KAYReplyCancel

  • HBJuly 4, 2008 - 6:30 pm

    A friend of mine pointed me here and am I ever glad she did! Your work is just breathtakingly beautiful!
    Hope you’re feeling better soon!ReplyCancel

  • dorisJuly 5, 2008 - 2:46 pm

    Beautiful card and bag, great job, I really like your style:)ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahJuly 5, 2008 - 3:31 pm

    I love those bags! As a teacher I can agree with Anita – a cute bag filled with chocolate? GREAT teacher gift! We don’t need any mugs shaped like apples, that’s for sure!! ;)

    So cute as always, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaJuly 6, 2008 - 12:19 am


    Absolutely darling as usual. I hope you are feeling better and better every day. God Bless.


  • Gay FerlandSeptember 16, 2008 - 1:02 pm

    I have a baby shower for a boy, my first gradchild and this would be perfect to create. What did you use for supplies? They are not listed.
    Gay FerlandReplyCancel

I try to post as much as possible but I don’t always make it every day.  You may have noticed no posts!!!  Yes, I was missing,(sigh)  I had a brief stay in the hospital that was quite unexpected.  I got back home tonite, but was told I have about three days of bedrest and a big "no"  to sitting at the computer desk or the craft table.   Please be patient and I will be back to posting by the beginning of next week.  In the interim, I hope you won’t feel like to you must unsubscribe; I’ve so missed blogging!

I’m gonna be on the couch :147 reading all the craft magazines that have been stacking up in the corner and picking up all the inspiration I can get! 


  • WendyJune 26, 2008 - 5:54 am

    Trust you are feeling better soon – rest, rest, rest!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 26, 2008 - 7:13 am

    You look after yourself… Those cards and blogs will be there when you are back!! Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • JauniceJune 26, 2008 - 8:32 am

    Hope your back to your old self again in no time. Sorry your not feeling well. Take care.

    Jaunice Minor
    blog stalker lolReplyCancel

  • GiovanaJune 26, 2008 - 8:54 am

    Oh Becca, I hope you fell better soon, just rest .
    Praying for you.
    God bless

  • ShirlJune 26, 2008 - 11:58 am

    God bless Becca with returning health. Pull her into your lap and sing to her and let her feel how much you love her and know that she is your baby girl. Zephaniah 3:17.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VJune 26, 2008 - 9:29 pm

    Becca, I love you and you could not even ban me from your blog cause I’d hire someone to Hack and get me in….lol…….Feel bReplyCancel

  • nancy bJune 26, 2008 - 11:08 pm

    glad to hear you are following the doc’s orders and resting. Also glad that hubby is getting to pamper you. I know you are loving that as much as he is. God is so faithful isn’t He. He never leaves us or forsakes us. you are blessed with a wonderful family and your health….PtlReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJune 27, 2008 - 12:00 am

    Becca….hope this is nothing really serious. I’m so sorry you had to go to the hospital and are bed ridden. I will pray for your quick recovery. OF COURSE I WILL NOT UNSUBSCRIBE!
    Parish the thought!!!! Rest and Recover and I’ll still be out here checking your blog site daily…with anticipation.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJune 27, 2008 - 1:29 am

    Oh, Becca! I’m sorry that you’ve been ill! Please rest as you were told. We’ll all be here when you are feeling good again! {{{Hugs!}}}ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJune 27, 2008 - 6:19 am

    Sorry to hear you are out of commission — love your cards, can’t image someone unsubscribing because you are ill. Hope you are up and back to “normal” soon. Enjoy the rest and pampering! You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahJune 27, 2008 - 7:28 am

    Feel better!!! You and my mom are twinkies stuck out of commission!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackJune 27, 2008 - 10:56 am

    We’ll be here waiting to be amazed by your new creations! Get the rest you need, and feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZaJune 27, 2008 - 11:04 am

    My goodness! Get better soon! We’ll be very patient while you’re a patient–and send all good thoughts and prayers your way!ReplyCancel

  • carmenJune 27, 2008 - 12:56 pm

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Will keep you in my prayers. Get plenty of rest.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandJune 27, 2008 - 1:02 pm

    So sorry you were ill!! Get better!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)June 27, 2008 - 5:33 pm

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! Don’t worry about us….we will be happily waiting for you when you come back. Take good care of yourself!!ReplyCancel

  • LoniJune 27, 2008 - 6:21 pm

    Becca, I’m sad you were in the hospital. Even if it was minor hospitals are scary and usually hurting places. Don’t give your wonderful blog a second thought. Your absence has revealed to me how much I look forward to seeing your latest creation. Take very good care!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 30, 2008 - 1:16 pm

    sorry to hear you have been sick, but dont worry i will still be hear when u get back.. rest up and feel better. and let the family take care of u for a change!! miss youReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne GreenJune 30, 2008 - 3:13 pm

    Just checking on you and hope you are feeling better!!!!! Sometimes God gives us little detours to slow us down! We’ll all be here when you get back! Take careReplyCancel

  • KerryJune 30, 2008 - 10:19 pm

    Becca….hope you’re feeling better. Drop us a quick note to let us know you’re okay. Take care and get well fast…you’re missed.ReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 1, 2008 - 6:58 am

    Becca ~ I’ve stumbled upon your blog and I am so happy that I did. I hope that you recover quickly because I’d like to see more of what you create :)
    You are very talented, I’m subscribing for sure!
    Take care & Get well soon!!

  • steph bailiffJuly 9, 2008 - 7:49 am

    Becca, I hope you’re healing well. You’ve been in my thoughts a lot lately. I’m sending you sunny hugs from California and I’m so proud of you for listening to the doctors and resting. Sometimes that’ll be where you find great inspiration! :)


  • Oscar GilmoreNovember 12, 2008 - 8:47 pm


Some times simple things are the order of the day.  I wanted to make a simple card and I’m falling in love again with my neglected Cuttlebug backgrounds.   This card fit the bill for me…of all the cards I’ve made since I began blogging, this one was completed the quickest.    The flowers were colored with Tombow markers and took well to the watercolor paper after I made two spritzes of a fine mister.  The sentiment was stamped with a juicy black Versacolor pigment pad. Then the embossed background was offset with a red mat just to give a little bit of definition to the card.  I hope you like it.   

Stamps:  Little Yellow Bicycle Delightful Collection; Hero Arts – Sentiment
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello watercolor paper, red Bazzill
Ink:  Versacolor Black, Tombow Markers
Accessories:  Ribbon, brads, leaf pin


  • Kay McBrideJune 21, 2008 - 10:10 am

    hey ive been off line for a few days alll the cards from the little angel on up, ( i have not commented on) are wonderful. i like the simple red and white. tfsReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJune 21, 2008 - 4:22 pm

    Simple but elegant!!!! Love this card too. I can’t wait to try to make one myself. I love your style…..so far I’ve wanted every card you’ve made. Keep up the great work.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VJune 21, 2008 - 5:53 pm

    This card took my breath….it is so very beautiful. It is so amazing to me what a quick spin through the CB does for simple white paper…..Just Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • NoelleJune 21, 2008 - 10:07 pm

    I stop by often to see how my favorite sister is doing. You give me hope that I too can quit a demanding job and live more simply. Don’t stop doing what you do because no one says you are great. Although you are. You are much stronger than that. Know that you are loved by many, envied by others and special to the most important people in your life. I love you.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJune 22, 2008 - 9:27 am

    Wow, this may be the fastest finished card, but in that speed you did not lose any beauty. Becca this is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZaJune 22, 2008 - 1:31 pm

    Becca, when I grow up, can I be you? (LOL because I’m now 52!)

    Seriously–I love this card! Since I had the ‘Take Time’ stamp, I just had to do a version of it–smaller (A2), in colors I had, and it came out wonderfully.

    Your designs, whether exquisitely elaborate, or elegantly simple (such as this one), and FABULOUS!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahJune 22, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    What a great card!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 23, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    So beautiful Becca… The red satin ribbon is just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 23, 2008 - 2:33 pm

    P.S. just noticed my blog on the sidebar… Thank you so much ! That was such a nice surprise.!! Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon in NEJune 23, 2008 - 6:14 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • laurie serinoJune 24, 2008 - 11:44 am

    Your site is absolutly breathtaking !!! So glad I found it, and it’s always nice t meet another sister in Christ !

  • ShirlJune 24, 2008 - 2:24 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just discovered your lovely Blog/site while hoping to learn more about the “Big Shot that I just got. Could I emboss that background to make your card using the Big Shot?

    Bless you, sisterReplyCancel

  • Beckie CarlsonJune 25, 2008 - 8:46 pm

    this is just beautiful!!! So elegant, yet so simple. I am heading off to my craft room now. You have inspired me!ReplyCancel

  • diniJuly 5, 2008 - 3:19 pm

    Not sure what rock I have been under…just found your blog and subscribed via bloglines. I blog over at http://mamadinis.blogspot.com and I’d love to have you come and visit. Love this card and the use of ‘faux watercolor’ on the flowers. Beautiful!