Thank you for the kind words many of you have left when stopping by during this debut month for my blog.  You can’t possibly know what it has meant!  Your comments have inspired me get creative and to actually get down to work.  The flow is not prolific yet, but I’m excited to be involved in something.    Blogging however, is a little bit more involved than I thought although I’m enjoying it immensely.  I have more tweaks to make to the blog, nothing drastic, but hopefully enough to make it slightly easier to navigate.

A new card today.  This one actually came together pretty easily, and you know what, I really like that kind.  I think I’ve sorted out that my favorite size is 5.25 x 5.25; it gives me a little bit more real estate to work with.  On this one I actually pulled out the bling to use .  It feels wonderful to use those special elements you’ve been saving, right?


Stamps: Heidi Grace Wild Daisy

Ink: SU Not Quite Navy

Paper: Bazzill

Accessories: Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots, Bling, Brads, Nestabilities


Okay, so I’m off to bed and hope to have a little bit of time tomorrow to tinker.

  • Kay McBrideMarch 4, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    pretty card , I love the stamp set. and the way u put it all together.
    good job.

  • nancy bMarch 4, 2008 - 5:18 pm

    Amazing……I would not have put some of those stamps together. They look great. Thanks for sharing.
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You never, never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  What was supposed to be a quick trip to the hardware store to match a color of paint turned into  an hour or so of me up and down the paint aisle, mesmerized by color.  I came across tons of paint chips – even cool ones with windows.  Yeah, I’ve collected and played with them before, but I’m always on the look out for big ones with the writing on the side and when I see multicolored ones I often snag them for my palette folder. 

I used this color chip and palette in the card below.  Lucky for me the printing on the chip is easy to hide.  The outcome was a quick card using a piece of art that I had colored some time ago – once I found a place for it on the card, everything else fell into place.  


tamps : Stampendous, MSE Alphabet
Ribbon: Michaels $1 Bin
Paper: Colormates Ink: Black Brilliance, VersaMagic - Aegean Blue
Accessories: Paint chip - Lowes Valspar Paint, Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
  • nancy bMarch 3, 2008 - 8:18 am

    Oh my goodness. I have heard so many ladies talking about the paint chips. Guess I am off to the paint store! This quick card (as you called it) is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 4, 2008 - 2:58 pm

    well that is too cute i have never seen the big chips, shows how much I get out

  • MarvMarch 14, 2008 - 7:09 pm

    I have a challenge for you.
    Next time you go to Home Depot go to the Disney paint and make a card from their paint chips. I know it will be wondrful.ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefApril 7, 2008 - 9:11 pm
  • BaukjeAugust 4, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Becca, this is beautiful as is all your work. I have also used paint chips on my cards. I read somewhere not long ago on another blog, that a plastic eraser will remove the writing on the paint chips, but it does leave it slightly scuffed.


Sunflower Card

I was lucky enough to find one of the new Cuttlebug embossing plates, so I made use of it in a new card.  It’s a pretty straight forward design and I used my Nestabilities rectangle  and cut it off short and recut the top end to make a skinny scalloped rectangle.  I believe that Spellbinders is releasing a similar shape but in the meantime, if you already have the rectangle or the square, you can finagle this shape.  I finally broke out the Bazzill Bling for this card, (yes, I was hoarding it, but I’m beyond that now) it has an absolutely delicious shimmer.   

Stamp: Stampendous
Ink: Black Brilliance
Ribbon: Michaels
Paper: Bazzill Bling
Other: Copics, Prismacolor Pencil, Making Memories Brads, Cuttlebug Embossing Plate

You live this day but once...make it amazing!


  • Kay McBrideFebruary 29, 2008 - 7:25 pm

    pretty card. I see u have already used that new cuttlebug emb. folder. keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • nancy bFebruary 29, 2008 - 10:12 pm


  • Darlene LFebruary 29, 2008 - 10:18 pm

    I just found your blog from Stampin When I Can. I love your site, cards and you blog name. I’ll be back to visit often. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your art and heart with us readers. DarleneReplyCancel