Oh……my……goodness, how long is too long?  I’ll tell ya, eight days without my blog is too long!!  I pined away for the daily list of blogs I read and being able to post to mine.   I am so doing the happy dance to be back, and with a quick card too!

This card is all about symmetry, which is by far a comfort zone for me; I have to deliberately resist it sometimes.  It’s the factor that makes it sooooo difficult for me to decorate a Christmas Tree – I really get wrapped up in symmetry.  And okay, I’ll admit it – it’s a little OCD-ish.  Anywho, this is the cutest paper from Sassafras Lass and once I saw it, I hoped I could use it on a card.   I wanted a smaller word stamp that wouldn’t totally cover the ribbon and this Wordsworth stamp is a little on the large size, but it worked for me.

Stamps:  Wordsworth
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Sassafrass Lass, Bazzill
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Bling, HL Ribbon

By the way, my son’s graduation was delightful.  I had no idea the emotion that would come over me as I watched him in the processional.   Years ago, when the lure of being popular in high school swept over this young man and his grades evaporated, we could hardly imagine his future.   After some intervention he woke up, made a 180 degree turn and handed in a performance that far surpassed our dreams.  His turn around was the success story for a school, he received recognition and an award from the Superintendent of Schools and is thankfully on his way to college.  As I watched him graduate this all rushed by in an instant and I could not speak.  What a blessed time, and I was so glad my mother was able to come and share.

Thanks so much for patiently waiting for next post.  You all bless me so!


  • NancyJune 4, 2008 - 6:53 am

    Oh my goodness another beautiful card!! You and your blog have been greatly missed. I teared up as I read about your son. I know you are a proud mom……our babies are growing up right before our eyes. Welcome back friend!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 4, 2008 - 3:19 pm

    What an absolutely GORGEOUS card!!! My son graduated from university 2 weeks ago and I know what you mean about emotion. It makes your heart so big it feels like it will pop right out of your chest.
    Glad that your are back!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 4, 2008 - 4:44 pm

    WELCOME BACK You have been very missed. congratulations to your son. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • DebJune 5, 2008 - 10:33 am

    WHAT A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT – GOD IS GOOD !!!! I know you are so proud and what an inspiration to other parents who are struggling. I think this is my all time favorite card – it is so beautiful and delicate and I love what it says. Hugs and more hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJune 5, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    So beautiful, as always, Becca! How wonderful that your son has done so well!ReplyCancel

I received a comment from a Reader with a neat tip that is certainly worth sharing.  On a recent post I used a very large Fancy Pants stamp, it was way too big for my largest acrylic block…

New comment on your post #111 “The Best and Most Beautiful Things”
Author : Trish D
URL    : http://trish-d.blogspot.com/

This is stunning – love the colors!!  (BTW, you can use a cutting plate
from the cuttlebug or Big Shot for those huge acrylic stamps)

It never crossed my mind and those plates were sitting right there on the table!!  I was thinking to myself that I’d have to buy a larger block to accommodate those huge Fancy Pants stamps, but now I don’t!!

Thanks Trish D

  • Kay McBrideMay 26, 2008 - 3:32 pm

    thanks becca and trish, that is very helpful.ReplyCancel

  • LauraMay 30, 2008 - 6:20 pm

    I also found that you can use a see-thu plastic ruler for the clear border stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)June 2, 2008 - 8:43 pm
  • SharronOctober 20, 2008 - 8:56 pm

    I’ve just discovered your blog while searching for card ideas for Christmas………and boy am I ever glad I found you! Your cards are AMAZING works of art!!!!! I am in awe of your talent!

    Thank you for creating & sharing your creations with the world. The Lord has definitely blessed you with many many talents.

    I will definitely keep coming back here to get more ideas!

    Huggies, SharronReplyCancel

  • Lina - Sydney, AustraliaJanuary 17, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Gorgeous work. Truly inspirational.



Okay, I’m having blog withdrawal…. :4

My son graduates from high school tomorrow and I have company until next Saturday.   Somehow I know it would not be polite to disappear into my stamp room to create but I really want to.  Stay tuned….I may post some quick cards if I have time.  You may also see a tip or two from me before I’m back in full swing next weekend.


  • YoliMay 27, 2008 - 12:11 pm

    Becky, you are completely awesome girl. I just love all your cards. You are an inspiration to me. I just don’t know if I can do all the cards you do. I absolutely love seeing your cards. Keep up the good work and someday we will get together for you to show me some of the ways you do your cards. Missing you!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMay 31, 2008 - 4:41 am

    I too am having blog withdrawal!!! Pls come back soon Becca! heheReplyCancel