Thank you for stopping by today.  Today was a day of hubby’s doctor appointments and errands as I get ready for my mother to visit for a week.  The car has one headlight out plus the third brake light is out and if anyone would get stopped and ticketed, that would be me.  A quick look at the car manual showed us that you practically have to remove the engine to get to the headlight.  Since we were out and about, we decided to try to get the parts for the headlights and hopefully find someone to put it in since I’m not so mechanically inclined.  No dice…after three parts stores and Pep Boys didn’t have the part, this situation flipped over into my "more than I can handle category" and in a hot second we were on our way to the GM Dealer.  Well, we thought it would only take about 10 minutes.  Forty five minutes later they came back to tell me they didn’t have the parts today, but that when they were air expressed in (which I would have to pay for) they could get both lights in for about $200.00.  I departed quickly….."deer in the headlights" look and all.  I found the parts at Walmart for $11.00 and tore all the stuff off the engine that car manual said, put the light in then did the happy dance in my yard for all the world to see.   I am so empowered today and I sure hope my hubby lets me have some of the money I saved for my stamping addiction!!!!

On to today’s card…back in March I decided to participate in the Divine Design Challenge (BVC08).  It is a Bible Verse Challenge where many stampers have made a commitment to offer a card on the 8th of each month that includes scripture that has special meaning to them.  You can read more about the challenge on Lori Craig’s blog  here.  I promised that I would make up the months of February and January, and todays card is for one of those months.

My starting inspiration was the scripture and then I realized I had this Stampers Anonymous Angel Collage that had never seen ink; I felt she would be perfect.  The card is a 6" x 6" tri-fold card.  Upon opening the card you see Psalm 23 and then if you open again, there is a healthy space to write a personal note. 



To color the angel I stamped her twice with Black Stazon in on acetate.  I colored her hair and skin with Copics, making sure not to use the inked side of the acetate as the Stazon would smear.  Then on the stamped side of the acetate I colored the angels wings, robe and the wrought iron with Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic (this is so very shimmery although the picture doesn’t show it or do it justice). On top of that I layered the other clean image that I had stamped with the black Stazon – this made the image really pop, gave it a little bit of dimension and covered up all my painting boo-boos.  Painting behind acetate is so very forgiving and was the only way I knew to even tackle this stamp.  To color the halo I used Art Institute Glitter (white) and glue. 


Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous – Angel Collage; Stampabilities – Psalm 23
Paper:  The Paper Co. Decorative Paper – White Embossed Swirl; The Metallic Stack – Gold; The Luxury Stack
Ink: Stazon – Black, Versafine – Black; Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic – Gold, Silver Pearl, Birdwing Copper
Accessories:  Art Institute Glitter, Krylon Goldleaf Pen, Copics, Ribbon, Acetate, Brads, Prima Flower, Bling

Wow, what a long post….thanks so much for stopping by and have an excellent Memorial Day Weekend.


  • Nancy FairMay 23, 2008 - 6:14 am

    Beautiful cards, Becca! If your WalMart has an auto service department they will change the bulbs for about $5 plus the cost of the bulb. I just had my driver side headlamp changed and it’s one of those that is impossible to get to! The mechanic even commented about why they make it so hard to access… You are WOMAN!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMay 23, 2008 - 6:54 am

    I believe I heard you roaring across town. It is such a feeling of accomplishment when you can take on a challenge like that and see it to completion! Way to go Becca!!!
    I am sure that this card not only wows everyone who drops by for a glance but it honors our heavenly Father! He blessed you with such a talent and gift and you in return bless Him!!! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant (imchatty)May 23, 2008 - 8:18 am

    Becca…this is an absolutely beautiful card! Wow…I love everything about it. The scripture is beautiful…I am going to have to find that stamp so I can make some teacher cards. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaMay 23, 2008 - 10:14 am

    Becca your card is absolutely beautiful!!!! I love every single detail on it.
    God bless

  • Trish DMay 23, 2008 - 12:35 pm

    Wow, I love this! I just happened to notice your site name as I was leaving a comment at the Hero Arts blog (I believe I was two after you :) and decided to cruise over. So glad I did – you’re being added to my google reader as we speak!ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 23, 2008 - 2:49 pm

    Isn’t it great when you can repair something for a fraction of the cost of what it would take for someone else to do it!!? Good for you!!
    This card is simply amazing!!


  • Kay McBrideMay 23, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    you continue to amaze me, what a beautiful card in every way. i think your darling hubby should give u the savings from the headlight for stamping supplies.!! thanks for sharing and way to go.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy WardMay 23, 2008 - 10:16 pm


    Another stunning creation!

    The embossed cardstock from The Paper Co…would you please send me an e-mail with their URL, and/or a vendor that stocks their papers?

    I included an entry on my blog about yours today…your beauties deserve a lot of attention.


  • Jamie W.May 24, 2008 - 7:01 am

    Becca, this card is simply exquisite, period! I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 24, 2008 - 9:32 am

    Becca, this card is simply beautiful. Words really cannot express how stunning it is. I have never seen either stamp before — and would love to have both — and you did such justice in how you approached the designs. Ethereal, that is all I can say.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy WardMay 24, 2008 - 12:46 pm

    Forgot to ask if you’d send me an e-mail if it’s OK that I included the entry about your blog on mine…


    Nancy WardReplyCancel

  • Rose AnnMay 25, 2008 - 10:27 am

    Wow…your card is absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori CraigMay 25, 2008 - 7:55 pm

    This is so stunning….love the textures, the focal image, the ribbon, the verse, the flower…It all works together, and it’s just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 29, 2008 - 10:28 am

    Becca, you GO! (I heard that roar too!) ;-) This card is SO lovely that I don’t even know where to start. It is perfect in every way–paper and image choice, embellishment–you are an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LauraMay 30, 2008 - 6:22 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca! I found your site through the review by Nancy Ward. She reviewed my site as well. Congratulations, well deserved!
    Creatively Yours, LauraReplyCancel

  • VivaceAugust 25, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    And I wish you went back to the dealer, showed them the working light and then said, “$11.00, not $200! And then do the happy dance again!

    Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel


I had an opportunity to try a really neat technique tonight.  I guess it is a resist of sorts – can you believe I’ve never ever tried this!!  I had it in my mind that I wanted to make my own design paper (how rare is that?) so I stamped a script stamp with black brilliance on white paper.  Overstamping with Versamark, dusting with clear embossing powder and heating it moved me to the next step.  On a teflon sheet I squiggled out SU Bordering Bue and SU Old Olive and misted them heavily with water.  I layed the paper down flat on the ink and picked it up and moved it a couple of times.  After I got the colors looking how I wanted, I dried the paper a bit with my heat gun and then I ironed it the rest of the way dry. 

Just above you can see the detail left by the clear embossed stamp.  The stamp set I chose was Fancy Pants – From the Garden.  The stamp is absolutely huge – I have huge acrylic mounts, but nothing that would take this behemoth – so I had to finagle it kind of diagonally yet hanging off – it all worked out. 

Because I wanted as much of the paper as possible to show, I added a chipboard element that I backed with acetate that had my sentiment stamped in black stazon.  Lastly I wanted the paper to show through the punched scallops, so I added a thin strip on the inside of the card to accent the opening.

Stamps:  Fancy Pants – From the Garden; Stampabilities – La Londa Script; Sentiment – PSX
Inks:  Black Brialliance, Black Stazon, Versamark, SU Bordering Blue Reinker, SU Old Oliver Reinker
Paper:  White Cardstock, Bazzill
Accessories:  Chipboard, ribbon, clear EP, acetate, ribbon, crystals, MS Scallop Punch

Have yourself a glorious day!

  • nancy bMay 21, 2008 - 7:45 am

    Absolutely stunning……I believe you should teach this at a gathering??? please??? thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 21, 2008 - 11:02 am

    oh gosh, i agree with nancy, this is absolutely amazingly stunning. u may have invented something here, before long u will have your own line along with timmy boy. the card is so neat , i am going to try something like this but sure would like a demo…..hint hint…please please. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 21, 2008 - 12:28 pm

    Becca, you are SO creative! This is absolutely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 21, 2008 - 6:09 pm

    This is just AWESOME!! Nancy b. is right!! Teach me please… If I lived in your neighborhood I would be there in a flash!!
    Just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • LoniMay 21, 2008 - 7:43 pm

    Becca, this is beautiful!! Every time I come to your blog I am awed and inspired. I wish I had this on my desk so I could look at it all the time. Bravo! I’d sure love to live by you, too!ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefMay 21, 2008 - 9:01 pm

    Way way cool … you made my jaw drop in amazement … this is so lovely … thanks for the instructions.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.May 22, 2008 - 10:17 am

    Beautifully done, Becca. Your pieces are really works of art! I really appreciate your instructions too. =)ReplyCancel

  • Melanie aka BatgirlMay 22, 2008 - 2:13 pm

    wow this looks awesome! Im going to try this now!ReplyCancel

  • Jody MorrowMay 22, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 22, 2008 - 7:11 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the idea that you just let your stamped background do the work. It didn’t need anything else.ReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverMay 22, 2008 - 7:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Trish DMay 23, 2008 - 12:38 pm

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

  • […] The background is a small square I had left over when I made the background on this card here.  It’s another embossed resist background and the details on how to reproduce that […]ReplyCancel

  • Angela BrennanSeptember 1, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    An absolutely gorgeous card. I love the originality of it. With my stamp stash, I can do many many background with different colour combos. Thanks very much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Emory DavisNovember 12, 2008 - 8:49 pm



Here’s another one of those adorable mice.  I was in the mood to try to color, so I pulled this set out again.  The mouse is colored with Copics and for the ground I stippled in Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I just could not find the right color ribbon for the card – I actually had two other colors I thought would be final.  Yet I ended up disassembling the card even after I had taken pictures….that’s how much I didn’t like the ribbon.  I settled on this Papertrey Ink ribbon – Sweet Blush…I dulled up the stitches by going over them with my Y21 Copic.

Best wishes for a glorious week, friends!

Stamp:  The Angel Company
Ink:  Black Brilliance; Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper:  K&Co – Brenda Walton Small Wonders Girl; Bazzill
Accessories: Copics, PTI Ribbon – Sweet Blush, Martha Stewart Border Punch, MS Tag Punch, Nesties, Kajinker


  • Janice N.May 20, 2008 - 6:16 am

    My sister and I have been waiting patiently for your next posting. This is just soooo cute. Love the colors! And of course, your mouse is adorable. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie HerbertMay 20, 2008 - 4:32 pm

    Love the card! It’s adorable. Awesome blog too!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 20, 2008 - 6:09 pm

    love the mouse, im sure the other ribbon was fine. but i know its got to be …….. u know… and it is. precious card i like the square and oval nest. mix. thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.
    hugs…. kayReplyCancel

  • nancy bMay 21, 2008 - 7:47 am

    just precious!! love the ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 21, 2008 - 6:07 pm

    He is just soooooooo cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VMay 22, 2008 - 12:38 pm

    Bec, I love this sweet little mouse….Love how you tied that ribbon and loved the button with the tag….Duh, never would have thougt of that on my own……You never cease to amaze me…..Love you, SweetieReplyCancel

  • Kelly VMay 22, 2008 - 12:40 pm

    Bec, I love this sweet little mouse….Love how you tied that ribbon and loved the button with the tag….Duh, never would have thougt of that on my own……What is that little acylic flower? Is that a button too? Do tell. You never cease to amaze me…..Love you, SweetieReplyCancel