Thank you so much for joining me.  I’ve been blogging now for 9 years and have had the fortune of building a lovely community here – behind the scenes I refer to all those lovely souls who visit as Gracelets – they bring joy and always impart a morsel of grace that lifts my spirits, makes me laugh, and carries me and others through the day.  Over time it’s became apparent to me that while there are so many things I want to do – design, answer emails, create videos – that having enough time is a factor.  I was doing a little bit of each, but was not doing anything as well as I wanted.   Because I want to continue to savor the experience of blogging and want you to see what I’ve designed and how it can be used, I’ve reached out to four lovely souls that have been my friends though the years and asked them to help me.   We all have the same heart and they are glorious designers in their own right.

 

Please help me welcome the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.

These are people who have been in the trenches encouraging you from afar although you didn’t really know it.  I’ll be blogging right beside them but the number of ideas you’ll get to see with my dies and stamps will grow!

The Challenge
While they are waiting for the mailman to deliver their dies, I challenged each of the Creative Team members to share a favorite project they have made in the past.  It will show you their style and what to expect in the coming weeks as they demonstrate ideas that add value to your craft investments.  Oh, and after I’ve introduced all, my favorite project is at the bottom of this post as well as links to each Creative Team Member.

The Prizes
Since this is our first hop, of course there are prizes!  There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between May 3 and  May 8, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on May 9th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice (excludes the Vintage Elegance Collection) there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by me, once I’ve received your winning info and choice.

And now, please let me introduce:

The Creative Team

Melissa Bove – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Melissa’s style is sweet and charming – she’s expert in romantic shabby chic styling with flowers and ephemera.  She crafts with a passion and positivity that is absolutely  infectious.  You have no doubt seen her cards on a well known Cardmaking magazine cover.  Akin to an Interior Decorator, she’s a Card Decorator, apportioning truly beautiful things.

I live in Toms River, New Jersey with my husband and 2 children and 1 fur baby kitty. I love anything vintage, shabby, chippy or rusty!! I have crafted from the time I could walk but my favorite things to make are handmade cards and gifts for friends and family. Besides crafting, I love to cook, work in my garden, decorate my home, read a good book, but most importantly, spending time with my beautiful family. I am thrilled to be a part of the very first Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team! Becca, you are a true inspiration and beautiful person both inside and out! Thank you for asking me to be a part of this fabulous team!

 

 

Anita Kejriwal – craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Anita is simply prolific – as an avid crafter you have no doubt seen her coloring and her signature flowers – her tutorials are awesome.  She dreams and it manifests itself into paper with jaw-dropping cards.  She’s not shy, and has taken her training to Facebook where she often shares her product expertise live.

My name is Anita Kejriwal and I live in India. I have been married for 24 years with two kids and a very supportive and loving husband.  Crafting is very close to my heart and I have set my life into it since last 15 years. Over these years, I have come a long way making a new identity and a new space for myself.  I started my journey of crafting with simple stamping and scrapbooking . I love trying out new techniques and styles and absorb and learn all that I see. The world crafting community is wonderful place and I love being a part of it.  My hobby has won me many awards and appreciation all over the world . Besides crafting, I love to cook, sing and dance. I also love travelling and would love to see travel to many places all over the world. Being a part of the APG team has been a dream come true. For me, Becca is my idol and I feel blessed to get this opportunity to work with her.  I thank Becca for believing in my work . I hope and wish that we will continue to work for many years together.

Kristi Schurr - Amazing Paper Grace Creative TeamKristi Schurr – kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Kristi and I have worked together before and I found myself always wishing I had created the card that she created.  She has a very detailed look that often includes pretty bows, lace and flowers – simply full of charm.  Her expertise is in placement and coordination of elements for a polished look – everything she touches becomes beautiful!  She sells her cards on Etsy and can hardly keep them in stock.

I’m Kristi Schurr and I live in Georgia with my husband of 23 years and two children. I have been crafting my whole life, starting as a little girl making Christmas tree ornaments from felt and sequins to sewing clothes for my dolls using the fabric scraps my grandmother gave me. I took up stamping in the early nineties when I bought a stamp set at a local big box store and have been hooked ever since! I also dabble in mixed media and have other crafts I like such as bookbinding and painting. When I’m not paper crafting, I like to read, garden, see movies and spend time with my family/ I am so happy to be a part of Becca’s Creative Team and hope you’ll find some inspiration from my projects.

 

Joanna Krogulec - Amazing Paper Grace Creative TeamJoanna Krogulec – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Joanna has been quietly crafting stunning arrangements for quite some time.  She’s humble and very quiet – I think she’s an unsung hero.  She came onto my radar when I was trying to better learn to craft flowers.  She taught me well and freely shares her flowermaking expertise.  Take a look through her blog for extensive flower making tutorials.  She loves flowers and flower-making and it definitely shows in her beautiful, pristine creations.

My name is Joanna. I am Polish living in London, UK. I have a beautiful daughter who has just turned 9. I enjoy making cards and decorating them with my handmade flowers. Before I started making cards I cross stitched a lot. When I am not crafting I am reading books. I love nature. On my blog I share what I create as well as crafty techniques, which I am discovering, learning and trying myself. Thanks to blogging I met my crafty friends.  I am delighted that I could join Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.

These are givers, spreaders of kindness, they love the art for the art and they love to teach.  I can hardly wait to see what they do with my dies and other products. More than anything, these ladies are my friends and in a world where I often work alone, they have become a bright spot in my day and have blessed me by reinvigorating my whole crafting outlook.  If you can, please welcome them by following them everywhere they share online.  Their links are below and they will be sharing all their social media links with you as well.

Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com to see one of her favorite creations.
Visit Anita      – craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see one of her favorite creations.
Visit Kristi      – kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see one of her favorite creations.
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com to see one of her favorite creations.

Now on to my favorite creation.  This is a card that I created way back in 2012 before pop-ups were cool.  I combined my love for elegant along with my love of technical moving parts and as you can see this is a little bit of a surprise. This was created by scratch and when I pulled it out of my stash, it even had me scratching my head.  Even though I don’t remember exactly how I made it, I remember the glee I felt when I created it!  That’s what this craft is all about.

This . . .


Pop Up Cottage - www.amazingpapergrace.com

turns into this.  So fun!!

In action:

 

post-header-bottomThank you so much for joining us today and sharing this special occasion.  Working behind the scenes with these ladies has been a real treat and has ignited a renewed spirit for crafting and collaborating.  Join us every week as we share!  Oh, and please check back on May 9th to see if you are a prize winner.

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  • JoAnn BurnhamMay 3, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Your card is beautiful, as is all your work. Looking forward to all the gorgeous creations by the APG Creative Team.ReplyCancel

  • HeaneyMay 3, 2017 - 9:23 am

    Congrats on having a new creative team. They are all so talented and unique in their own way. Have been following them for some time. Looking forward to more inspiring creations and be inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine JohnsonMay 3, 2017 - 9:29 am

    Becca, you have chosen well. All your Dt are amazing, just like you! I am so looking forward to many awesome, gorgeous creations. Thank you. ElainejReplyCancel

    • Elaine JohnsonMay 4, 2017 - 8:23 am

      I failed to mention that awesome card. How clever and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Linda KMay 3, 2017 - 9:30 am

    wow-this pop up card is amazing!! So glad to have found you and the talented design team from Melissa’s blog.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesMay 3, 2017 - 9:30 am

    So exciting Becca! Welcome Team members & I can’t wait to be even more inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelMay 3, 2017 - 9:35 am

    I am so thrilled and excited for you and your team! What a blessing for you, Becca, to have some much needed & talented assistance. And what an honor to your team to be chosen to work with you. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for APG! You go, girls! ??????????ReplyCancel

  • Patti CMay 3, 2017 - 9:40 am

    Oh, I am so looking forward to seeing your dies used in so many ways. What an inspiration you have been. This is going to be fun!ReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainMay 3, 2017 - 9:41 am

    Congrats on having such a Talented and Creative team! Welcome to all members, looking forward to seeing more magical creations!
    Your pop up card is so magical, can’t imagine there would be gorgeous pop-up house inside, love it, Becca!Thanks for sharing the fun video!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa AtkinsonMay 3, 2017 - 9:41 am

    this is exciting news. I can’t wait to see what all these talented ladies bring us. CongratulationsReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 3, 2017 - 9:45 am

    Oh my goodness, how wonderful to have so many talented gals to enhance this wonderful hobby. I am so glad you will now have a little more time and not feel so overwhelmed. I am so glad God has blessed you so. As always I just love your cards you make and really think the little house is adorable. I will have to give that one a try one of these days. : ) Hugs…. Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Patricia FMay 3, 2017 - 9:53 am

    Exciting news! Welcome to the new design team – looking forward to even more inspiration. Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMay 3, 2017 - 9:53 am

    Such an interesting story, Becca, and love to meet your team!! You have been an inspiration with all your peaks and valleys that you have shared and always come back to your peaks. Bless you. Love all your cards and never delete them as my plans are to *cheat* and copy them (if I can. ha) but sometimes life gets in the way. Keep on growing and always look forward to your next newsletter.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KMay 3, 2017 - 9:54 am

    How exciting that you now have your own team of talented artists! They all have awesome creations to see on their blogs, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the create with your dies. Thank you for this new endeavor to look forward to!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KMay 3, 2017 - 9:55 am

    How exciting that you now have your own team of talented artists! They all have awesome creations to see on their blogs, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the create with your dies. Thank you for this new endeavor to look forward to!
    The house you posted is nothing short of gorgeous, I want to live there! Lol. And the card is just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelMay 3, 2017 - 10:01 am

    What wonderful news Becca! Your creation as usual is special like everything you create. Can’t wait to check out their creations – and to winning one of your exquisite dies!
    God bless the 5 of you! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiMay 3, 2017 - 10:02 am

    Congratulations Becca!! Oh my my my!! what a great Creative Team you have!! How exciting to be able to enter a contest and win a die of my choice!!!!! I have always admired your awesome stunning art of card making! :) Be blessed and i can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • MildredMay 3, 2017 - 10:12 am

    Such exciting news, Becca. Congratulations. Looking forward to hopping to your team’s websites. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 3, 2017 - 10:12 am

    I LOOOVE this pop up card Becca! Of course, PERFECTLY DONE! ;) AND CONGRATULATIONS on choosing a Team to work with! THIS IS EXCITING!!!! I HAVE TO SAY, WOW! What a team you’ve put together too!!! I CAN’T WAIT to see MOOOORE! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronMay 3, 2017 - 10:14 am

    I was just telling my husband about your latest adventure (he knows all about you because you are my #1 inspiration). I said “The woman is moving on up! I love it!”

    I loved this card so much I bought the stamp. But it has never been out of the package. It has been one of those precious pieces that has been waiting for the perfect occasion. Again, I am inspired. The ladies in my class will have to take on a trickier project than usual because this has to come to life for me.

    All my crafting energy seems to be taken up prepping for and instructing my lovely group of ladies that have become tight friends & confidants over the last three years. I am so blessed for having been the instrument of bringing us together. I know you understand.

    I am in the stands, barely noticeable in the crowd, but rooting like crazy with the fans for your continued success and fulfillment.

    Blessings & Hugs, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 3, 2017 - 10:15 am

    Wow and wow…what an awesome group of ladies…love their work and of course yours too…CongradsReplyCancel

  • JoyceMay 3, 2017 - 10:16 am

    How wonderful, to have you share the talent of people you are inspired by, Becca! Your endorsement alone, is high praise for these creative women!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyMay 3, 2017 - 10:19 am

    As always love your work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMay 3, 2017 - 10:20 am

    How cool that you have a design team!! Congrats!! and thaks for a chance to win some awesome dies!ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaMay 3, 2017 - 10:34 am

    Oh wow Becca this card is AMAZING! Congratulations on your design team…I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone’s Creations. I’m very familiar with Anita’s beautiful artistry and I’m looking forward to “meeting” Melissa, Kristi and Joanna. I’m off to visit their blogs now.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 3, 2017 - 10:37 am

    Amazing card with a gorgeous surprise inside!
    Looking forward to visiting the blogs of Melissa, Anita, Kristi and Joanna! Can’t wait to see their creations, and excited to visit some new-to-me blogs!ReplyCancel

  • LynetteMay 3, 2017 - 10:47 am

    Congratulations on the launch of your very own Design Team. That is amazing! (See what I did there…lol). I am looking forward to visiting everyone’s blog. If these ladies inspire YOU, they must be unbelievable! I am hoping to meet you at the workshop tomorrow night in Bolton. I thought we were going to be out of town but we aren’t, so I just called this morning to see if there is an extra spot. Fingers crossed! In awe always, one of your Gracelets…..ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 3, 2017 - 10:57 am

    Wow Becca – what a revelation! I am so pleased that you are able to share the load and, having looked at the blogs of your design team, I can see why you have chosen them. They are all very talented and are joining one of the most talented crafters in the world!! Congratulations!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Susan B.May 3, 2017 - 11:09 am

    Congratulations! I am looking forward to checking out your teams blogs.ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioMay 3, 2017 - 11:10 am

    Becca, you always amaze me with your wonderful work – and I mean full of wonder! I’m looking forward to seeing all the fabulous works you and the team will create and share!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 3, 2017 - 11:14 am

    WOW ! Becca,a fab team you have chosen , i am sure we will be spoiled with many creations and beautiful projects .
    Thank you for all your hard work and dedication your card is so beautiful as always .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMay 3, 2017 - 11:16 am

    Looking forward to visiting all these blogs!!!! Your card Becca is a real SURPRISE!!!! What FUN!!! TFS these lovely ladies blogs with us…I am sure we will find inspiration there just as we do seeing what you share with us. I am thankful for you Becca – take a bow!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • NazneenMay 3, 2017 - 11:17 am

    Wow! Congratulations on your very talented Design Team! I have always admired your out of the world creations Dear Becca!Looking forward to hop and to see the gorgeous creations by the design teamReplyCancel

  • TammieMay 3, 2017 - 11:20 am

    Congratulations Becca and gathering a very talented team!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 3, 2017 - 11:20 am

    Oh…my…gosh!!! This card is amazing!!! I can’t believe you haven’t shown us this one before and I truly wish you did a video on how to make it. So glad you are starting a blog hop with others and pulling in a design team to make things easier for you. The other crafters are wonderful and I love how many of them make flowers!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam KellyMay 3, 2017 - 11:21 am

    If someone asked me which of your gorgeous cards is my favorite, I would be hard pressed to provide an answer – until I was reminded how this card simply blew me away the first time I saw it. I was very intrigued by the lovely aqua inset in the oval on the card front. SO pretty! Then I viewed the inside. Amazing! CONGRATULATIONS, Becca, on this new road that you will be traveling. You are a blessing in our lives. And “Welcome” to the fabulous ladies joining you. I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful creations coming our way.
    PamReplyCancel

  • Deborah S RobinsonMay 3, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Becca – What a fabulous team you have. I will be sure to following them as I do you daily. My favorite – the Pop Up card box. How darling is that. May God shine his favor on this new venture for you and the ladies.ReplyCancel

  • Donna GolbyMay 3, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Wow more inspiration. Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 3, 2017 - 11:35 am

    Another beautiful card. Congratulations on your design team, looking forward to seeing the creative talent of your team. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMay 3, 2017 - 12:04 pm

    You have got one very talented team there, every thing is gorgeous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • J WilliamsMay 3, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    Great idea to create a creative team. I’ve just hopped round the team members’ blogs. Awesome talent, every one. Really looking forward to seeing more of their creations. Love your pop up box, so fabulously detailed.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleMay 3, 2017 - 12:16 pm

    I am so excited for you’! Your card is beautiful just like you. I am excited to watch the ladies work. Thank you so much for everything you do! May God bless and keep you . ??ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingMay 3, 2017 - 12:19 pm

    I just love your pop-up card. I can’t believe that beautiful house folds up so perfectly to fit nice and flat in the card. Great card.ReplyCancel

  • CheriMay 3, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    Becca, congratualtions! I’ve followed you forever, laughed at your comments, oohed & aahed @ your creations, cried when John was sick and then passed, and reveled in your success since. Good work girlfriend!!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMay 3, 2017 - 12:46 pm

    Thank you for the fun hop. What a group of talent and the creations they’ve made. We can’t wait to see more and learn more. Your pop up is unbelievable. Just so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 3, 2017 - 12:52 pm

    Good morning Becca, looks like a fab team, and you deserve some help to lighten the load!!!
    Good times ahead!!!
    Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 3, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    Oh my goodness Becca, I had almost forgot about this, but as soon as I saw it, I remembered how it amazed me, when I saw it back then. It is really gorgeous and a genius make, and I wish, I could make anything like this, as my granddaughters would love that, I´m sure.
    Biiig congrats on getting this new team to help you, and I can´t wait to see, what they have to share now too. Have a wonderful time sweet lady.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 3, 2017 - 1:03 pm

    The APG Creative Team! Oh wow! Even more fabulous creations to gaze upon! How exciting for you, Becca! And love that pop up card :o)
    Bless you for putting up dies to win too! You are an all round star!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Emilia-tworzyMay 3, 2017 - 1:10 pm

    Congrats on having a new creative team. Your cards are beautuful.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FMay 3, 2017 - 1:18 pm

    Gorgeous card as always, Becca. Congrats on creating your own DT. You are such an inspiration that I can only imagine what is in store for us from these lovely ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.May 3, 2017 - 1:20 pm

    How exciting Becca! I can’t wait to see all the creative talent…love your cards. May God continue to bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonMay 3, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    What a beautiful surprise to see with this card. Congratulations on putting together a team. It’s very exciting for everyone which is wonderful I think. Looking forward to seeing all the new creations.ReplyCancel

  • Jo AnnaMay 3, 2017 - 1:29 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on your APG creative team. Looking forward to lots of creative inspirations from them and you. Your pop-up card is stunning (as usual).ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMay 3, 2017 - 1:50 pm

    What a surprise when you open the card. I love it! Thanks for sharing,ReplyCancel

  • Alla SMay 3, 2017 - 1:54 pm

    Congratulations on your next phase of creativity! I took a peek at each of the ladies blogs and they are blowing me away with their creativity!!! I will definitely go back and peruse their blogs more closely for inspiration. Looking forward to all the creations you and your team come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 3, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    Oh my goodness CONGRATULATIONS! on your very own design team!! You’ve rounded up some talented ladies and I can’t wait to see even more inspiration from them with your products! So happy for you!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • VICTORIAMay 3, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    Wonderful news!! Congratulations Becca! I wish you all the best to you and your team. I can’t wait to get inspiration from all of you. Much success to the APG Creative Team!!ReplyCancel

  • Verna PetersMay 3, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    I have been following you ever since I heard about your blog. Your cards are the best. You are very creative and now to have such creative ladies joining you will be great. All the best to all of you. I can’t believe your pop-up card. It truly is a surprise. So creative and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 3, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Are you feeling euphoria, like you’ve just given birth? I couldn’t be happier and more excited about your creation, your brand-spanking-new Design Team! You’re right about this being big. I can’t wait to see how all your collaboration inspires phenomenal growth and success for Amazing Paper Grace. Once again, I feel fortunate to have a front-row seat to witness all the wonderful things in store!
    Love & Joyous Blessings! (What a spectacular card today, too!)ReplyCancel

  • Carol BurnsMay 3, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    How exciting too have a creative team. Your pop-up card shows that you’ve always been ahead of the curve?
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 3, 2017 - 2:26 pm

    I’ve been with you from the start and it’s been so exciting to see you grow and flourish. Congrats; you’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • sherry gardnerMay 3, 2017 - 2:39 pm

    I love all of your work, so so beautiful and peaceful to look upon….:)ReplyCancel

  • Glennis FarrellMay 3, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    fantastic news – congratulations on a great teamReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 3, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    Oh My, Becca,
    You have finally “blown my socks off”. What very wonderful and unexpected news. I’m so happy to be a fly on the wall of your life. All five of the APG Creative Team will provide me with sparks of delight. Only problem, trying to decide where to start first. Joanna’s whimsical creative ideas are so appealing. Kristi’s cards have a lovely balance and Theme Cards are my favorite, but her color combos leave me sighing. Melissa’s shabby chic is perfect for my Graphic 45 papers. Anita’s cards are crisp and deliberate. And lastly, you my dear are the most creative talent I have ever come to find. I love everything you do. Your technical skills match my engineering husband’s and my color choice seems to be your color choice.
    Thank you for allowing me to be part of this new adventure. Cannot wait to see how all of your lives unfold. God bless with Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Peach LeeMay 3, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Congrats to you on the new Design Team! What a treat for you as well as your subscribers! Your pop-up card is beyond fabulous!
    x0x
    PeachReplyCancel

  • Magda Wo/decoartMMay 3, 2017 - 3:27 pm

    wow, amazing girls, wonderfull dtReplyCancel

  • Dayle SMay 3, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    Beautiful card! I love interactive cards, too. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Can’t wait to see what your new team does with your gorgeous dies!ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 3, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    Wow! This new team is a huge endeavor which all of us followers will truly admire and profit from. So exciting .. I am so looking forward to the techniques and creations all of your new team comes up with. You go girls!!!ReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeMay 3, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    Interesting times ahead. Well done you. Looking forward to seeing all the new blogs.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn AhearneMay 3, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    What a great idea Becca! The APG blog team should be very proud. I look forward to seeing lots more inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 3, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    Becca , I am so very excited for you! I just knew you would Blossom this year and Blooming right where you are is just who you are and such an inspiration to myself and countless others even out of the field of Crafting and Card making.

    Will be sure to check them all out.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.May 3, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    What a wonderful idea to have these wonderful girls help you.
    I love your card.
    Can’t wait to see all the creations that you & your team will be making.ReplyCancel

  • RosetteMay 3, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    Wow Becca! You never seize to surprise me with something more awesome! Congrats on this new adventure! I’m sure there will be more surprises. X God bless you dearReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellMay 3, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Hi from Australia Becca and welcome to your Gracelets I will be linking on to their blogs with anticipation.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Carol EdwardsMay 3, 2017 - 4:32 pm

    How exciting to move forward with a special group of soulmates and congratulations to a great team. Can’t wait to see the wonderful ideas and inspiration. Crafty hugsxReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 3, 2017 - 4:37 pm

    Wow … I have never seen this card before but oh my … I love it.
    Can’t wait to see all the new teams creations. Take care all. Lots of crafty love xxxReplyCancel

  • a.le kartkaMay 3, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    Bardzo eleganckie, przepi?kne prace.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMay 3, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Congratulations Becca on your wonderful new design team. We will have fabulous inspiration from you all. Your card today is lovely. Will watch video tomorrow xxReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyMay 3, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    I am so excited for this new addition to your creativity. I fully agree with your choices of designers they are very talented and I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge about paper crafting. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 3, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Wow! The team you have chosen are amazing! So happy for you! I only came across your blog about 2 years ago, (wish I had from the beginning), but in that time your creations never cease to amaze me. I love your style & the styles of your DT are equally gorgeous!
    I noticed you have a new collection coming soon & can’t wait to get my hands on them. I can’t wait to see what new amazing creations you & the DT have in stall for us. Well done! Only down side is I may go broke buying all your dies lol
    P.S this card is so cute! Very clever lady!
    Have a lovely week! xReplyCancel

  • Cristina BorzMay 3, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    Congratulations Becca!So happy for your new team! Can’t wait to see their creations! This card is so lovely as all your cards! Love them all!You are a big inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesMay 3, 2017 - 6:37 pm

    I love this card! I am excited to see all the creations the design team comes up with. By the way, I received your package yesterday. The card is even more beautiful in real life!!! It is going to be framed in my craft space!ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdMay 3, 2017 - 6:44 pm

    What?!?! Holy Moly this is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 3, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Your popup card is awesome! Such a surprise inside the card. No one would ever guess what was inside from seeing the front of the card. Congratulations on creating your design team. That is a great big step for you and I am proud of you. All of the design team members are so talented. I am looking forward to the inspiration they are sure to give me.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMay 3, 2017 - 7:35 pm

    Becca, this is an exciting post. So thrilled that you are pulling together a team to support your needs and for all the things that means to your readers. Love Melissa Bove’s work and cannot wait to get to know the other ladies you have chosen.ReplyCancel

  • Archana JoshiMay 3, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    I am very excited and waiting for your dies. Always in love with your stunning cards. I am sure your dies will be out of tjis would. I am super crazy for dies.
    Congratulations to the awesome team.
    Thanks
    Archana
    Http:// craftcave.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 3, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    I always look forward to new posts on your blog. Thrilled to learn more about your new team.ReplyCancel

  • !Donna Jo CooperMay 3, 2017 - 8:09 pm

    Congratulations to all the creative team members–I’ll look forward to seeing your new creations.ReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaMay 3, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Hi, Becca! I’m so excited for you. Looking forward to future posts. I thought I’d let you know, moments after I read your post listing the cards you mailed (day after you posted), my boys come to me with the mail and their is your package waiting for me to open it. To add blessing upon blessing I discover inside the package an extra gift that happens to be the very item I’ve been wanting to acquire but had not had opportunity to. Your graciousness has doubly blessed me.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 3, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Oh my, Becca!
    What a nice surprise to see this team of very talented ladies who will be helping you as well as all of your “Gracelets!” I have not had a chance to review all of their blogs but am a follower of Anita’s blog and love seeing her beautiful Heartfelt Creation flowers. Sure has a knack for blending of colors. As soon as I can I plan on checking out the other three. I am so happy for you and look forward to continueing on as “one” of your most loyal Gracelets. I have checked out the “new” dies in your collection and have my favorite one picked out. God Bless you and your APG team!!!
    Hugs
    Ann Robbins
    Loyal follower for at least 8 years.ReplyCancel

  • Kris TurnerMay 3, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Becca, what awesome news! Been following you for many years, and feel this next step will be so wonderful for you and all of us. The work of your new design time is stunning and will go greatly with your dies and your artistic endeavors. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Shona PattersonMay 3, 2017 - 10:05 pm

    I am excited to see what your design team will create. You have picked some of my favourite crafters ever for your team. I have been Kristi’s fan from the first card I saw of hers back on JR. I miss seeing the beautiful types of cards that these designers make. I love the complexity of their designs which match so perfectly with your dies. This is going to be GREAT!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene SirrineMay 3, 2017 - 10:34 pm

    Oh Becca, your team does such beautiful work. Can’t wait to start following all of them for more inspiration. Congratulations on selecting such talented crafts-women for your team.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja SouterMay 3, 2017 - 10:41 pm

    Amazing card Becca. Congratulations on this new and exciting venture! Welcome ladies :)ReplyCancel

  • Michel EspeyMay 3, 2017 - 10:42 pm

    Beautiful project.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F.May 3, 2017 - 11:50 pm

    Congrtaulations Becca on your new endeavor. I think you have picked a great group of ladies to sahre their creativity. I am looking forward to seeing their offerings.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayMay 3, 2017 - 11:50 pm

    Congratulations on your new design team, Becca! I look forward to great things! And oh BTW, your card is amazing! You have such a wonderful knack for looking beyond the obvious. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 4, 2017 - 4:07 am

    Hi Becca this is Heavenly !
    So happy you are having these ladies to help you show off your
    dies and take some of the pressure off you .
    It will hopefully give you some time for the other things in your life
    like family etc.
    You are one of a kind and always have time for others a lovely
    soul and so giving of yourself we all love you !
    Your favourite creation is lovely but a bit beyond me lol……
    Welcome ladies Hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMay 4, 2017 - 6:49 am

    I too would love seeing how this wonderful creation was made!!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMay 4, 2017 - 7:17 am

    Becca, congratulations on this advancement in the progression of your creative journey. Your design team looks wonderful! I can’t wait to see their creations with your dies. You’ll still be my #1.:>)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylMay 4, 2017 - 7:28 am

    Your cards are always beautiful and I’m excited to see the ideas of the other ladies. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • ava gavloskiMay 4, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Yes, Becca the glee of creating is a wonderful endorphin. Great design and beautiful color combination.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 4, 2017 - 8:31 am

    Hi Becca, Congratulations on your new APG Design Team and Welcome to All !!
    I looked at your card and followed down your Blog and thought What !!!! haha it was only when I clicked on your video I saw that the beautiful house is inside, how silly am I haha. A fabulous pop-up card, I absolutely love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMay 4, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Oh wow! How wonderful to have a whole design team to showcase your wonderful dies and products! Can’t wait to see what else you all have in store for us xxReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziMay 4, 2017 - 11:21 am

    I unfortunately have only one friend who I have passionately shared card making joys with over the years. Dear Francine had a major stroke over a year ago and is no longer able to craft. Those past memories and fun times are all the more precious. Card making is wonderful, but sharing it is the best part.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 4, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    Becca, I have followed you thru many years now and just am amazed each and every post how creative and talented you actually are. Year after year, post after post, you just keep growing and expanding and for all of us (old and new followers), we are so lucky that you keep sharing your inspirations with all of us. You are truly inspiring to so many of us. Both your creative nature and your kind and gentle soul have gotten me through some tough times and I thank for that and thought you should know. I am so proud of how far you have come through the years and am proud to consider you a friend. Congrats to you and to the ladies that have joined your team. Looking forward to another fabulous year of creativity.
    Hugs, MarcieReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 4, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    Besides enlightening our day with new designs and inspirations you are now expanding ‘our crafting world of Becca’ by introducing these four young ladies to create more excitement and awe. How your mind works endlessly is like watching a dazzling comet zipping by in my sky. I look forward to learning and enjoying the creative works of these ladies. Congratulations on this new venture.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 4, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    Oh wow! This card is absolutely beautiful!
    Congratulations on selecting such talented team!ReplyCancel

  • MICHELLE A PEDIGOMay 4, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Very pretty card,loved the base die that you used and the colors are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMay 4, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    Becca, this is the most exciting thing in along time. I am so happy for you and your DT’s are going to be watched and watched and watched some more.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica ScottMay 4, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    I love seeing the amazing cards you make (this pop-up card is incredible!) and can’t wait to see how your team showcases your dies and sparks your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMay 4, 2017 - 9:29 pm

    Oh, wow! This pop-up card is SO cool! And how neat will it be to have a whole team showcasing your fab designs!! Welcome to all!ReplyCancel

  • Dr Sonia S VMay 4, 2017 - 11:07 pm

    WOW Stunning Pop Up Card . I love all your cards Becca but especially love your 3d projects and your pop up cards are simply swoon worthy!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMay 5, 2017 - 12:48 am

    Dear Becca…..how fabulous!! I am so excited for you! I have looked at all of your new team members blogs and they are all amazing! I am happy that you will have more time…hopefully some time just for you. I am sure your creative juices will be flowing….oh wait….that means more dies that I will want to buy…dang! HaHaHa. You are the reason I have such a great collection already. And I love your pop up card…adorable!ReplyCancel

  • TrishaMay 5, 2017 - 1:19 am

    Congrats on bringing a new design team on board! Your pop up card is fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • SueMay 5, 2017 - 6:41 am

    Congratulations Becca on having a new design team to help you. Your cards and projects are stunning and a true inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 5, 2017 - 8:11 am

    Hello Becca,
    A new phase in your working life and such an exciting one to share with us all. Thank you. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful new ideas your team will come up with.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichMay 5, 2017 - 8:37 am

    What an amazing team. I so enjoyed scrolling through their pages and looking at all of their creations. And, I can’t wait to see future creations from this team. Congrats on your new adventure.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 5, 2017 - 9:57 am

    Oh Wow they are all stunning, all of your projects are beautiful and so
    inspirational.
    And congratulations in having your very own design team, this is going to be
    one very talented team.ReplyCancel

  • JillMay 5, 2017 - 10:19 am

    Wow! What an amazing card! So very nicely done!

    You have gathered together an “Amazing” team!ReplyCancel

  • Deb HarveyMay 5, 2017 - 10:50 am

    Love the day of giving card. Amazingly BeautifulReplyCancel

  • melitaMay 5, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!ReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumMay 5, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Congratulations to everyone!!!
    What an honor to be on Becca’s team!!!ReplyCancel

  • MariaMay 5, 2017 - 12:01 pm

    Congratulations! Your cards are always so beautiful! Love your pop up card. I’m like you, pop-ups make me happy!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 5, 2017 - 12:51 pm

    OhMyGOSH Becca! Congratulations on your Creative Team. I know everyone has to be so happy for you. I cannot think of anyone in papercrafting who deserves it more! I can’t wait to see all the new ideas. And….your card is a MASTERPIECE! How you figured that out is beyond words but it is stunning! What a way to start your Creative Team! Best wishes and many blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonMay 5, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    This is great news! I couldn’t be happier for you. Seeing more examples of how your dies can be used is going to be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • DorothyMay 5, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Amazing Paper Grace is such a perfect name for your company – this is an AMAZING card – but then they all seem to be! And you always lend grace to your cards – they are elegant, beautiful, and they inspire the rest of us to do more, do better, to TRY. Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 5, 2017 - 10:21 pm

    Oh Becca what an exciting time in your crafting journey! You are such an inspiration both in your crafting and spiritual world, I can hardly wait to follow along and see the creations that your Creative Team has to share!
    May you continue to be Blessed?ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie WatsonMay 6, 2017 - 11:44 am

    These ladies are all new names to me so I can’t wait to be inspired by them.ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.May 6, 2017 - 4:10 pm

    Your cards alway amaze me with their elegance and beauty. Thank you for sharing them with us!ReplyCancel

  • MaryMay 7, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    How totally amazing! You picked a great new team and I can’t wait to see what all of you are going to create!
    GrannieRReplyCancel

  • Sue SwansonMay 7, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    That is exciting news, Becca! This will help you showcase your dies and give us an opportunity to view even more talent. WOW -your card from 2012 is unbelievable! It takes a special kind of mind to come up with something like this.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamMay 8, 2017 - 1:34 am

    Congratulations! Great News! Your pop up card is astounding. I’m definitely studying your video.ReplyCancel

  • christiMay 8, 2017 - 5:56 am

    wow, this is one awesome card. so many cool features and the grand reveal. congrats on having a new team.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 8, 2017 - 12:57 pm

    WOW!!!! WHAT AN AWESOME TEAM!! I have looked at some of the past post on each of the team members and they are all about doing great creations!! So happy for you Becca, another chapter added to your APG accomplishments. Hoe I win something but if not I sure will enjoy following this team.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziMay 8, 2017 - 7:05 pm

    YOU HAVE A WONDERFONE THAT UL TEAM, BECCA.
    I HAVE NEVER SEEN YOUR POP UP HOUSE BEFORE. IT HAS TO BE THE ONE THAT CHALLENGED YOU THE MOST. I AM IN AWE.ReplyCancel

  • Glennis FMay 9, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    Congratulations on your wonderful creative team, I look forward to seeing their creationsReplyCancel

  • SethMay 9, 2017 - 9:51 pm

    This is very exciting Becca. Congratulations to you and the team. Magic will be made!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryMay 16, 2017 - 3:27 pm

    I love seeing everything that you post, I have never seen anything that I have not loved and am willing to try it outReplyCancel

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Sweet, sweet friends, I have so much to show today.  I have some cool news to share here on May 3rd, 2017, honestly, you won’t want to miss it.  It’s a sweet thing, quite unexpected – oh and there will be prizes.  Can you come by?

Next, I am over the moon thrilled to say that I have caught up on Day of Giving mailings.  I’m so sorry that this piled up but I’ve had some help recently and am so blessed to be current.  Have you been waiting for a card?  In the right hand column I’ve listed all the cards and winnings that are already in the mail – most will be arriving by Monday.

Did you notice that I had not picked winners for some time?  Yes, I knew I was overwhelmed by my behind the scenes workload and  I didn’t want to disappoint anyone by further delay.   New winners for recent cards are now picked and the cards are on my desk waiting for the winners to give me their addresses so they can be shipped.  If your name is in the left hand column, please go to the contact tab and leave me your mailing address.  These lists are also on the Giveaway Page – I just wanted to celebrate here but I’ll always continue to post winners there!!  ….and on to my card below…

New winners are in this column
BONNIE SPRINGLE (address received)
MARILYN YU (address received)
CHRISTI (Neal) (address received)
BEVERLY PARKISON (address received)
SHAUNDA SNIDER
JAN STUMPF (address received)
SUSAN B. (address received)
KAREN GREISS (address received)
MARILYN IN E~ TOWN (address received)
Have Been Shipped
DENICE WITH A “C”
JUDY BENNETT
LINDA WALTON
JACQUELYN HOAGLAND
CATHY URICH
RUTHANN
CHRISTINE SPRINGMAN
BEVERLY FUCHS 
MARZEE CARNES
DEVY
JEAN BULLOCK
ELIZABETH MURPHY
DOROTHY MUTAFOPULOS
DALE
ANGELIQUE VELA

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Today I’m sharing a card that I used flashy gold on for a graduation celebration but it just as easily doubles as an encouragement card.   It’s dimensional but can be made as flat as need be.  The card rests on a 5.5″ x 7.5″ base that is matted with design paper an gold.  The focal image is made of several elements in my new Vintage Elegance Collection, which is back in stock.   I used two of the Spellbinders Filigree Tag/Bookmark dies as an embellishment by trimming and letting the ends peek out on the bottom and the top.  Next I ran velvet and gold ribbon across the card – ribbon hides so much of what is going on behind ;-).   From the Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer set, the die portion is cut as a frame, bowed to give dimension and glued behind the ribbon – it’s really quite regal.  (I imagine doing this for a little girls princess card :-))  The sentiment is stamped on the insert that comes with Beautiful Dreamer stamp and die set and I decorated the ends with two of the tiny decorative tags from Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags. For this collection I was determined to have some smaller elements that could double duty as embellishments with lots of possibilities :-)  Oh, and don’t forget the tassel – I think that’s what allows me to call it a Graduation card, lol!

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!  I’m reminded this week that reunions are so inspiring and emotionally joyful!  For your comment: What the most memorable reunion you’ve experienced – how did it make you feel?

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

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StampsSpellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags, Offray Velvet Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearlspost-header-bottom

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I can’t thank you enough for your patience.  I’m mindful that sometimes you have to take a step back to take more steps forward. :-)  I’m making headway on a number of behind the scenes projects that I really need to handle.  I’m going to try to shake things up so that I can keep things covered while bringing new to the table.  Please join me on May 3rd – I promised that this year I would be brave and that’s what I’m going to do!

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  • CHERIE JOHNSONApril 28, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    Oh Becca,
    What a beautiful card!!! You really do think out-side of the box. Bold and gold accents really make your cards “more special” and the velvet ribbon, just over the top. Thank you for sharing!
    Cherie-Los Angeles.ReplyCancel

  • CHERIE JOHNSONApril 28, 2017 - 2:14 pm

    I am on the hunt for the Vintage Elegance set! LOVELY!!ReplyCancel

  • wandaApril 28, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Just love your card …..well I love all of your cards. I love the way you used the
    tassel, nice effect.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeApril 28, 2017 - 2:17 pm

    Another beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 28, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    May 3rd is on my calendar; I’m excited too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CruseApril 28, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    Becca: Such a beautiful card. I love the way the paper was highlighted with gold and the accents complimented.
    Thanks for the chance of winning a card.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle EddingsApril 28, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Your cards always take my breathe away! I have only been to one reunion — a family reunion of my relatives on my father’s side that I had not seen since I was in high school (50+ years ago). Almost all of my aunts and uncles have been deceased for quite a few years (including my father), but it was so great to spend time with cousins during a long weekend at Lake Kentucky. It is a trip I will always remember.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. Love that velvet and gold. Reminds me of when I was a child and Christmas trees were decorated in those colors. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Another beautiful card as always, looking forward to May 3. I have not been to a reunion in such a long time, so I will have to say a visit from my friends after my move. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.April 28, 2017 - 2:26 pm

    Becca, what a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see what you are doing on May3. One reunion that was very good. Was connecting with
    a friend from High School & we were very good friends at that time but over the years we lost touch. What was even more exciting was she became a Christian & we reconnect in church.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 28, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Stunning card in gold. Perfect for the graduate but a goal for everyone in life.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 28, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    I love how you curved the middle of the card. I’m so used to seeing you gorgeous bows but the tassel was a nice surprise and reminds me to get mine out.. Gorgeous card!
    Reunions with far away family are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GApril 28, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    Another very beautiful and very elegant card, love the tassel!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 28, 2017 - 2:59 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD, BECCA! I LOOOVE the gold! Reunion? I’ve never been to one. LOL I am anticipating a reunion of a dear old friend though & I am EXCITED!!! :D It’s been SO MANY YEARS!ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    gorgeous card for today. my most memorable reunion was my 25th h.s. reunion. so many of the folks that i wanted to see were there. many of the ones that had been in elementary school with me were there too. it was alot of fun. thanks for picking me as a winner. i’m getting more patient so i can wait, sleeplessly until it arrives. thank you for offering these every week. i’m looking forward to your announcement on may 3rd.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Wowee, Becca, I got goosebumps reading about May 3rd’s exciting news to come…can’t wait!!!

    It was fun to imagine how I would feel to receive today’s card…like I was crowned “Queen For a Day”! Love, love, love all the gold, the tassel and the red velvet ribbon is a luxurious touch. Absolutely regal.

    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • IDenice with a "c"April 28, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    I think my most memorable reunion was the year my mom passed away. We all had not had a get together in years and when she died it reminded us that we should never take family for granted. I know she would have been so happy we were all gathered once more and we talked about her so much that it was almost like she really was among us. Becca, I also just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to be able to enjoy your world and making everyone of us a little part of your family. I don’t guess I will ever get to meet you this side of Heaven but I can’t wait to give you a big ol’ hug some day. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 28, 2017 - 3:11 pm

    Beautiful graduation card Becca. My favorite reunion was with my high school clothing design teacher, Lois Melton. A friend surprised me for my birthday a few years ago. When she came to pick me up for lunch, my high school teacher was in the car. It was a wonderful reunion.ReplyCancel

  • Donna JeanApril 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Such beauty!! I’ve been wondering how your cards hold up so sturdy using the 80 lb cardstock with all the layers. When I use the wet glue to hold all the layers, I find I require at least 100-110 lb paper. Am I missing something? Can anyone help me here?ReplyCancel

    • Joni SApril 28, 2017 - 3:42 pm

      I use 100 lb for the base, too. Just makes for a sturdier card all the way around, imo.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm

      I wonder if the wet glue makes them heavy? I’m good most of the time unless I put a heavy button and more than 3 layers :-)ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 28, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Lovely card, have family reunions every 2 yrs, so thankful for all if my family.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 28, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Whether I win a card from you or not, I am always a winner when you share a new posted design. Your dies are so classy–basic, versatile, and enduring. I have most of them and always look forward to how you re-use the old with the new. I’ll try this combination when the new dies come in the mail.

    50th High school reunion was most memorable because everyone was a much kinder, caring, friendlier person than years ago. Aging has its benefits.

    Thanks for your card idea, BarbaraReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:33 pm

      Barbara, I so agree. Love and kindness becomes easier over the years as you practice. I’ve seen this in my own life.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SApril 28, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    What a yummy card, Becca – love the colors together – so lush! Best reunion I’ve ever experienced – we had an open adoption with our two kiddos – siblings – but for a variety of reasons it was too painful for their birth mom to see them and I don’t think she really trusted that I was ok with her seeing the kids right away. So it was two very long years before they saw their birth mom after I adopted them. Best, most right thing I ever did as a mom though, was keep asking and making that opportunity available to her. They are grownups now and have a good relationship with her. There always was room enough for all of us and they needed to believe and know that she loved them, she just wasn’t able to care for them day-to-day.ReplyCancel

    • Pam TASApril 28, 2017 - 7:42 pm

      Joni what a wonderfull Mum you turned out to be well done !!!
      Those children are so lucky to have you also their biological Mum
      is very fortunate .
      Your way of dealing with this has meant that no one has been left out .
      Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:32 pm

      Wow, I love that!! Yes, there is always room enough!!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapApril 28, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I love the idea how you added the tassle for the graduation. My favourite reunion was when I went back overseas to my families country of origin & met up with aunts,uncles and cousins. It had been 20 years since I had seen them last. A happy & sad occasion as my grandparents were no longer around & it felt like something is missing. How wonderful it is, we live in a world were we can now communicate with someone overseas in an instant.
    Congratulations to all the winner!
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 28, 2017 - 3:51 pm

    Becca, what a stunner! I had a mini reunion with my grade school friend and it was lovely. It felt as if I saw her yesterday. I conversation never stopped and was all laughs and smiles. She is a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KApril 28, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is truly beautiful and the tassel is a delightful touch.
    I’ve been missing as I decided to throw myself onto the ground and fracture my hip, so I’m walking rather slowly with the help of a zimmer frame!!!
    My memorable reunions are the ones every six months when I meet up with my crafting buddies from all over the U.K. and one even comes over from Europe, they make me feel so loved and happy. Unfortunately I missed this month’s because of my accident, but roll on October!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Kathy MApril 28, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    I met one of my grade school teachers when I was donating my dad’s construction tools to a vocational technical school for newly migrated individuals. He is now one of the founders and teachers at the go-tech school. Such a giving and caring person. I felt young again as if I was in grade school but with new appreciation and insight to the gifts this teacher shared with everyone. He is such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichApril 28, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    My most memorable reunion was in 2016. We learned that my grandfather fathered a child in England during WWII. He never knew his father’s name, but had pics. As a result of Ancestry.com DNA, he found us. Then we found out that my grandfather fathered another son in Virginia. My dad thought that he was my grandfather’s only son. Last year, the three brothers met for the first time. It was amazing, and they are soooo much alike. I was excited, scared and extremely happy all at the same time for them.

    And we all understand that you are very busy, but thank you so much for getting our winning cards in the mail. God bless you.ReplyCancel

    • Carol H.April 28, 2017 - 8:27 pm

      That is the coolest reunion story ever!!!! I’m glad I got to read your story! I’ve always wondered if Ancestry.com’s DNA test was legit–now I know it is!! What a wonderful reunion y’all had!!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:31 pm

      I agree with Carol, what a lovely reunion – serendipitous!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 28, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to all your lucky winners,
    Your cards are always beautiful Becca, you always inspire me.
    Our happy occasion was when Hubby and i traveled out to NSW Australia to meet his brother and wife they had not seen each other for over40 years, it was fantastic and we had a BBQ on Boxing Day.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Barbara FlanaganApril 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    You never fail to inspire me, and this is one of my new favorites. Your freshness puts a smile in my heart; thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:02 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This card is awesome and if used for a graduation that tassel says it all. Love the dies you have used and the gold. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 28, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    This is such a gorgeous card, Becca! There are so many parts to it that I can only imagine the time that it took to construct it. My most memorable reunion was a family one and it was the first one since we were kids, perhaps over 30 years prior. This time the grown-up kids were the organizers and it was great to see everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonApril 28, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    Hi Becca
    My oh my, I love the richness of the card… the gold oozes opulence. Love it xxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownApril 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Oh such elegance! This will truly make someone feel special!
    A memorable reunion, when my childhood friend (from 3yrs old and on) and I got together for our 50 birthdays and went fly fishing and again for our 57th birthdays, a true friendship???ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BApril 28, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    My most memorable reunion was the first one my soon-to-be husband took me to 26 years ago. There were 40+ people there from his family whom I had never met. He introduced me, and then walked away. I could not believe he had done that to me! But, his relatives were so warm and welcoming! I married into a wonderful family!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 28, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    Your card today is awesome, delightful, and beautiful. The reunion I remember the best was the first family reunion that I remember from age 4 years old. It was held at my great-grandparents home and lots of people were there. Many wooden tables were set up under the old oak trees in the front yard which had been broom swept. Can you taste the red dust? It’s good we have lawnmowers now! Besides all those aunts, uncles and cousins by the dozens giving loving hugs and kisses, I enjoyed the bounty of food. The food I enjoyed the most was a watermelon my Great-grandfather grew on his farm. It was YELLOW. I had never seen a yellow watermelon before this time. Now, everytime I see one in the grocery store, it takes me back to that special family reunion where love was spread around as thick as molasses.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 28, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    Hi Becca this card is very elegant !
    I have been in touch by phone to an old work
    friend the last few months it’s great .
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 28, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Glad to see you got all caught up, only I didn’t win. Actually, I’m a winner every time I see one of your cards. This is sure a little different than your usual – no Becca bow but the tassle is delightful in this instance.
    As far as reunions go, I will be attending Scrapbook Expo next week and that in itself is a reunion of all the friends you made the year or two before. But the end of May, I am going to New York for a week to attend my 55 year Class Reunion from high school. Hope there will be most of my fellow classmates there. I am the one who always travels the farthest to get there. Know I will enjoy it as the last time I was there was 5 years ago.
    Enjoy your timee in Canada, Becca.
    Hugs
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.April 28, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Oh my wow what a gorgeous card!!!!! The designer paper enhances your beautiful die cuts perfectly!!!

    My most memorable reunion? I remember my 20th high school reunion (won’t say how LONG ago that was!). The short version is that I was voted most changed, which was the best compliment I could have ever received! In high school I can’t even describe my shyness and how introverted I was. It took me a long time, but I showed myself that change can happen if one desires it enough. My motto now a days is “life begins at the end of your comfort zone!” So true for me!! Woohoo!! Thank you God! :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 28, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous card with beautiful details and sentiment! Love the gold! Yay for getting caught up!

    My most memorable reunion was when I saw my father for the first time in over 20 years. His wife (my step-mother) had passed away and I went to see him. He didn’t know who I was at first.ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesApril 28, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Becca, This is BEAUTIFUL!!! And, I am beyond excited to be receiving a card. I will be stalking the mailman!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KApril 28, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    I love seeing your cards Becca. They are truly a blessing to me.

    I had a lovely reunion some years ago with a childhood friend. We met at a local restaurant, and she even brought her mom, who was besties with MY mom. The reunion brought back a flood of wonderful childhood memories!
    Thank you for blessing others with your lovely cards.ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 28, 2017 - 9:35 pm

    My first thought was there’s no BOW! But then the next was, still looks like a Becca card, would know it was her’s anyway. Actually it’s gorgeous and I’ve got an important graduation coming up, so thanks for the inspiration. Will be looking forward to what you’ve got to share on the 3rd!
    R/ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PApril 28, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    OH Becca! What a beautiful card! You make such beautiful creations! You are such an inspiration!! ((Hugs))ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 28, 2017 - 10:05 pm

    What a stunning card Becca. Of course I noticed there was no bow right off, but the tassel makes up for it. Thanks for sharing.
    My niece visited recently and I hadn’t seen her in several years. I’m like a mother to her since my sister died years ago. Wonderful reunion for us! We sat up talking and just hanging out for hours on end.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful card! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! On April 15th, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. My cousin’s was like a brother to me and passed away 11 years ago. His daughter was a flower girl in our wedding. She drove 6 hrs. just to attend our anniversary party. Her younger brother flew from Pensacola to Austin to Houston to St. Louis and then drove another 12 hours (round trip) to attend our party. I hadn’t seen him since 2004! He missed Easter dinner with his family just to come. We were on a natural high with the turn out for our anniversary celebration, and these two cousins (who traveled so far) was the icing on our cake, the cherry on the sundae. We are truly blessed with 2 great sons, daughter-in-law (who is just like a daughter to us) and two of the most perfect, beautiful grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Sorry this is so long!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandApril 28, 2017 - 10:30 pm

    Hi Becca, another beautiful card! You always inspire me. I have a question for you. I was the January 27th winner of one of your cards and have been unable to figure out how to get my address to you so I can claim your beautiful card. Could you please let me know? Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:28 pm

      Hi Jacquelyn, I did get your address and your winnings are on the way. I posted a list at the beginning of this post of all the winners who have stuff on the way. Sweet girl, you are on the list :-) I’ve also updated everything on the Giveaways page. Sorry it took me so long! I got some help and it made all the difference!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 29, 2017 - 12:11 am

    What a wonderful graduation card! So elegant and yet very celebration-y. Just beautiful!
    I’m so happy you have so many exciting things going on for you right how. I’m just delighted for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 29, 2017 - 1:12 am

    Good morning Becca, you really are amazing!!! I went to my Auntys 80 th birthday last year her mum my grandma had six daughter’s including my mum, so you can imagine all the families it was a fabulous get together!!! It’s sad we don’t meet more often!!!
    Thanks Becca and Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 29, 2017 - 2:13 am

    What a stunningly lovely card.! Loving the velvet with the gold. I’ve been to a few reunions each had its own merits. The common feeling was the wonderful blessings to see and talk to family you haven’t seen in a long time.ReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 29, 2017 - 2:45 am

    Once again a gorgeous card, Becca!
    The gold accents, the pretty ribbon and lovely design paper you have used – it’s all so beautifully put together!
    The best part of reunions are meeting old friends I don’t get to see very often, catch up on them, and talk about “old days” :))ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 29, 2017 - 3:04 am

    Morning Becca, Another gorgeous card !! At first glance the die-cuts above the ribbon reminds me of a ‘tiara’, truly gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 29, 2017 - 4:24 am

    Yet another stunning card. My memorable reunion was with my school class 29 years after we left school (organised by me) so quite a few of us who had moved away hadn’t seen each other in all that time. We had a great evening with happy and sad tales to tell!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellApril 29, 2017 - 6:03 am

    Gorgeous, the burgundy really makes the gold stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 29, 2017 - 11:23 am

    Dear Becca,
    I hope u read this!! In December 2015 I was able to make the trip to see my dear friend Deb. We only had a few days together but that Christmas Day was the most wonderful gift I could ever ask for. I had seen her before I moved in May 2014, so getting to go be with her at Christmas was ever so special because she usually would go to her brothers for the holidays. The day after Christmas she and I had so much fun doing what we do best!! I taught her how to use her Anna Griffin minc machine. This is the best part…. she had several packages open but not all the way opened. So I started snooping (with permission of course) and she had the fuse by WeRMK and lots of good stuff to do with it, she had totally forgotten she had this! I have one and knew what all it could do so I was able to share what this tool could do, of course the card stuff she had to use with the fuse was right up her ally!! What a wonderful time, now she is with God and our next reunion will be one of rejoice!
    Hugs
    Kay
    P.s. Love your new dies and stamps.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:02 pm

      Sending hugs Kay! I miss Deb so much!! Glad you got to spend some time with her and most of all playing!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DApril 29, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    This one is a real beauty. It would be so perfect for a graduate and done in different colors, could be used oh so many ways. I just love following you and your work, you are such an inspiration. May 3rd will not be here soon enough. Cannot wait…..ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AApril 30, 2017 - 6:56 am

    Hi Becca a beautiful card as always hoping your are going to be showing us some new dies, Or better still that you have won some prize in recognition of your your talent .
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 30, 2017 - 7:42 am

    Love the reds in the velvet ribbon, the dsp, and peeking out from behind the dsp. It gives it such a rich look! the gold spellbinder die cut and the tassel add to the richness. Most memorable reunion: Watching my daughters’ reactions when they saw their father after returning from two years in Afghanistan. Both are adult children. The youngest nearly took him through a window because she jumped so hard at him. The oldest, who was in her classroom where she teaches, broke down crying and wouldn’t let go. When I picked him up at the airport, I just stood there staring at him.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleMay 1, 2017 - 5:43 am

    Oh my Becca, Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’m your number one fan. I can tell by your work you have a heart ?? of gold! I can’t believe I won . Thank you so much !ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth HansenMay 1, 2017 - 10:20 am

    Hello, Becca. I’m new to your blog, having found it through looking at your dies on the Spellbinders website. I want to say that the above card is, for me, breathtakingly beautiful, and I have ordered the dies! Oh how wonderful it will be to make some anniversary and birthday cards with these! Thank you for designing such lovely, lovely dies for the rest of us to enjoy using and for our card-recipients to enjoy. I was further warmed in reading your blog to learn that you are a Christian who tries to live out her life in His name at all times and in all places. Thank you for your Christian witness. Thank you for being you. I also read about the loss of your dear husband, John, and I want to send to you my heartfelt condolences. I am adding you to my prayer list, asking Our Lord, to lift you up unto Himself that you may in every moment of the day receive His strength, encouragement, comfort, and courage. God bless you, Becca. I look forward to reading your blog and newsletter. I have susbscribed. Blessings to you this day and always, Elizabeth Hansen, Chester County, PAReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 1, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    Isn’t life so interesting and exciting??? I just completed a two week reunion with my ex-sister.in.law from Pennsylvania who I haven’t seen in 35 years. She divorced my brother but we didn’t di vorce each other. We spent every day trying to catch up for all the years apart. Emails and letters were sufficient but doesn’t have the depth that a physical reunion provides. Besides touring the island to relive those yester years, we ate and talked and laughed all day and night. We figured we could catch up with sleep and rest after this reunion was over. I marvel how we just fell into the mode of deep friendship and respect. Though we may never meet again considering our age, I firmly believe this was the Lord’s gift to us….a lifetime friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 2, 2017 - 3:46 am

    Such a beautifully regal card, Becca! Love the gold and the velvet ribbon over those layers!
    A family funeral was the occasion which brought about a reunion of all the cousins who had grown up together, but moved away. Such sweet sorrow. It was a reminder that we should do today – not put off till tomorrow those opportunities to reconnect with friends and family!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Connie CrandallMay 3, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    You really are an AMAZING lady. Love all your creations, and now we get to see the work of others whom you have inspired as well. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy TedeschiMay 3, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Your cards are truly the best! Your work is AMAZING I enjoy looking at all of them.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMay 4, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    This card is so regal, you could send it to Buckingham Palace!!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria SperringMay 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    I’m looking for lacy dies and stamps for wedding! Am having trouble finding anything I can afford! Any suggestions?ReplyCancel

Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Greetings friends!! I’m so sorry how late this is in the afternoon, but I’ve been working on something important and changing that is blessing me beyond measure and is going to bless you too.  Lots of legwork, lots of planning but I’ll try not to tease and be so cryptic – rest assured, you’ll know soon.  In the meantime – I have a card to share today for Day of Giving Friday and as always I picked a sentiment that resonates big time with the sweetness that has surrounded me this week.  To the rescue – Quietfire Design with Reminding One Another of the Dream
Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Today I’m sharing a Gatefold Card.  It is made by cutting two border elements from Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip at each end of an 8.5″x 11″ piece of paper, trimming any excess, scoring so that the borders meet in the middle.   I didn’t want the liner card to fall out so inside I pasted a little pocket about 1.5″ tall.  Then for the inside – I wanted an element to be pulled out separately.  I used Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element and added a handcut matted element with the stamped sentiment.  I like that option to be able to pull the sentiment out separately :-)  The final size is 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ :-)
Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   For your comment: What is blessing you today?

Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com

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StampsQuietfire DesignReminding One Another of the Dream
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon – Soft White, The Paper Studio – Pearlspost-header-bottom

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  • Joni SApril 21, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    oooh, that is a WOW card – that border strip is gorgeous! Never thought of using the inside sentiment as one you could take out. How clever!

    Sunshine – real, unadulterated sunshine and nearly 70 in the PNW for the first time since oh, Sept? is blessing me today – warm on the skin, warm in my soul. And new goodies from My Favorite Things to play with as well. Time to head for the Mom Cave and plaaaay!

    Thanks, Becca – can’t wait to hear what you have up your sleeve. May your weekend be blessed.
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 21, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    Good morning Becca, I was just thinking about your post and wham you pop up!!! That’s the second time today something has happened like that it’s weird : )
    Your card is just something else!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellApril 21, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca, please know that I appreciate all the inspiration you give me. Your cards are beautiful.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaApril 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    I fell blessed every day that I wake up and greet the world and be able to share it with the world
    Absolutely gorgeous card worth the waitReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenApril 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    This card is stunning Becca. I just love it and can not wait to purchase the Water Lilies strip die.
    Relief from a painful knee after purchasing a Ultralieve Ultrasound machine a few days ago is a blessing for me today. I have been in pain day and night for 3 months with a grade 2 Medial Ligament tear. This card has made me feel happy.
    Thanks for your beautiful work. I look forward to every Saturday Morning in Australia when I receive your email. God Bless you and thank you for all you do for us. Love Marjorie.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennApril 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    What a gorgeous card. Love the water lily die that you used to create the gatefold. What blesses me today is what blesses me every day – my two boys and hubby. Happy weekend to you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 21, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I love it when you’re excited about seeing a dream coming to fruition! I think this is what today’s sentiment is telling us. When we feel joy in another’s dream it becomes our joy and sets our spirits free. It certainly has that effect on me – I feel happy and I wasn’t feeling that way a few minutes ago. I can’t wait for the blessings that are to come. ;->)
    What a gorgeous card! My immediate thought was-WEDDING!!! In any event, you know there’s something special inside and the receiver must be pretty special, too!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 21, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    Hi Becca 9-45 Sat morning here in Tassie LOL !
    This card is very feminine love it , the water lilies die looks
    good used like this would have never thought of it ……
    Not long out of bed had a lie in that’s my blessing so far to day !!!
    Hugs Pam xxxxxxx. P.S. You have been busy over on spellbinders
    blog lately thank you for that XReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 21, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Just lovely–your card has all the basics of a classic adaptation. So like you. Your style is ever present but each card is fresh and unique. Thanks for sharing and keeping in touch even when you are so busy professionally and personally. You always have time to connect with your cyber friends. You are one of my many blessings today–others were smiles from neighbors, emails from friends, and phone calls from family. So much to be thankful for. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 21, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    What a beautiful card I love how you did the gate fold with the die. Today I was blessed with going to a nursery, walking through the greenhouses and picking up some outdoor ferns. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonApril 21, 2017 - 7:29 pm

    Blessings today are the beautiful spring ( almost Summer like ) weather and my Grands. Since my husbands passing little things are the only things that matter.ReplyCancel

  • DanitaApril 21, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Love it!!! But then again I love everything you do!ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 21, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    Lovely card as always…blessing today I’m feelin a bit better..thanks for sharing..ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 21, 2017 - 7:46 pm

    Hi Becca. I love this delicate card. I may have to ‘borrow’ your design for a wedding invitation.

    Today I am truly blessed with my kind husband.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 21, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca.
    I was blessed to see friends from far away today!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunApril 21, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    What a beautiful card! I see I will have another die to add to my collection. I wish I could come up with such wonderful ideas. Very anxious to hear what you have up your sleeve. My blessing is my knee operation was successful and pain not has bad as what I thought.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 21, 2017 - 8:03 pm

    Good evening Becca! Yet another gorgeous card! God has blessed me with good friends and sunshine today. What a beautiful combination!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonApril 21, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    ONE WORD! EXQUISITEReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaApril 21, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    My blessing today is that my husband encourages me to make cards. What a blessing that is.ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 21, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    today’s blessing is really for everyday. I have good health and great friends. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 21, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Love your gate fold card! Beautiful details!
    My blessing today was a gal at my eye doctor’s office who helped me to choose a new pair of frames! She was very patient and gave me her opinion on several choices, even making some calls to help get me the ones I wanted!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 21, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    As always, your card takes my breath away!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 21, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Oh wow! What a stunning card. Your creativity astounds me.

    I have a very big problem and today have turned it over to the Lord. I am blessed to know He will take care of it.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 21, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    Beautiful idea! Went shopping for flowers today; that’s a blessing always!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuApril 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Today is truly a beautiful blessed day for me. Visiting me from Pennsylvania is my ex-sister.in.law whom I haven’t seen in 35 years. She divorced my brother but we didn’t divorce each other. We’ve remained good friends throughout the years sharing our joys and woes and family life. It’s been a marathon talking fest and holding hands like we’ve never been apart. Life is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 21, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    HOW GORGEOUS BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
    What is blessing me today? Life with the man I love! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 21, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    What a beautiful card! My blessings–just celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, gave my 4 yr. old grandson his “baby quilt” I pieced. It started out as a baby quilt and it ended up being 96’x 108″! Drs. say he will be a minimum of 6’4″ by high school. Wanted it to be big enough for him to use for years. He loved his quilt. Had to spread it on the floor and lay down on it. My granddaughter (16 months old) came running to me with arms wide open calling my name! Life is good!ReplyCancel

  • GayleApril 21, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    Such a very beautiful card Becca!!
    God is blessing me today as he does everydayReplyCancel

  • AletApril 21, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    So pretty , and nice to see your beautiful work in a different style of card. Another lovely card. Thanks for sharing .ReplyCancel

  • DeborahApril 21, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    I am blessed that I am in good health and able to afford retirement!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithApril 21, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    Becca love the Water Lillies Strip die used on this gate fold card. Would not have thought to use in this manner. Thank goodness for your ability to see these dies and thank goodness you share your insight with us. Love this card. Truly beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleApril 21, 2017 - 11:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca!!! My friend Pam had dinner with me tonight and a long visit after…truly a blessing as her husband passed away last Saturday the 15th. Support for both of us as my husband slipped away to Heaven 10-26-2016.
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 21, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous design.ReplyCancel

  • Rae GobellApril 22, 2017 - 12:13 am

    This is the first time I have written to compliment you on your gorgeous cards. I have been receiving your emails for quite a long time now.
    This card is exquisite. Love the verse and the way you have put it all together.
    Have a beautiful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 22, 2017 - 12:53 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. Great design. TFS. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie baileyApril 22, 2017 - 1:41 am

    What a great idea to put the sentiment in a little pocket as a keepsake. I love these water lily borders too. I’m blessed today by hearing the summer visitors sing their hearts out early in the morning. I now know that summer is on its way.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 22, 2017 - 2:34 am

    What a beautiful card here again. I love the way that the sentiment can be pulled out, that´s a new way of thinking to me. I feel very blessed, that we´ve had a really bad storm vandalizing everything here the last 2 days, but now it´s slowing much down, and we got through it without too much damage, that is truly a blessing.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead there and I´ll look forwward to hear more about your news soon??? I´m really curious now ha ha haReplyCancel

  • Christine RayApril 22, 2017 - 2:44 am

    There has been a soft gentle rain throughout the day…What a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

    Your card is so elegant and beautiful,
    lovely sentiment as well :))ReplyCancel

  • Pamela ParfittApril 22, 2017 - 3:46 am

    I rarely comment on any of the blogs I follow – usually down to lack of time. But this time I couldn’t not comment LOL!
    So what is blessing me today? Seeing my darling husband steadily regaining his health after many months of fighting bowel cancer. Just 2 more months of chemotherapy to endure.
    We’ve always been close but this nightmare time has helped us to recognise how much we mean to each other and daily we express our love for each other – long may we continue to do so.
    Oh and the card is stunning as per usual LOL!ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 22, 2017 - 4:19 am

    I really like the Spellbinders Water Lily strip – so pretty, as is this card! My blessing has been the news from the doctor that my broken bones have healed nicely, which is a relief. I shall look forward to your upcoming news!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 22, 2017 - 7:29 am

    Gorgeous! Love the all white with the touch of gold. That border on each side gives the card a lacey look.
    Blessings today: the sunshine after days of rain! It may rain again later on, but at least we have this little bit of sun to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 22, 2017 - 7:31 am

    Truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Love it when you travel down new avenues. This card has so much potential for other uses. I’m seeing the possibilities right now! Thanks for the inspiration. Will be patiently awaiting your reveal! That was a tease, you know. :~) My blessing today and everyday – being given another day to continue this life (the beautiful gift that God has given me! !!!ReplyCancel

  • KathymApril 22, 2017 - 9:14 am

    My dogs are such a blessing! They teach me to live in the moment, hear, smell and see everything. And always be ready to love as well as the next adventure. Also my family. Such a lovely design and sentiment!!! A great combination of talentReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleApril 22, 2017 - 9:19 am

    I so ?? love all your work. You allways give me something to look forward to. I finally got a couple of your dies . Going on a little vacation on the 28th I am hoping to get them before then. Love every detail of this card. I hoping to win one of your cards one day. Thanking for sharing your beautiful cards . Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 22, 2017 - 10:06 am

    Awesome gatefold card. I like how you used the bow inside the gatefold card to help with the outside closure instead of the bow on the outside flaps. You are so clever! Now why have I not thought of that? I am blessed today to beable to visit with you and your blog and see your beautiful weekly creations. I appreciate the efforts you go to on the behalf of us here on your blog. I can hardly wait to see what you are up to here lately and teasing us about. Wishing you a terrific weekend.ReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 22, 2017 - 10:30 am

    My blessing is we are alive!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 22, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card Becca. I didn’t look in yesterday because I was continually sick but my blessing today is that the sickness has stopped! Still a bit delicate but at least I can brighten up my day by looking in on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 22, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    Your beautiful card is blessing me today!ReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNApril 22, 2017 - 12:52 pm

    Beautiful card! My husband is my blessing as we get ready to celebrate 51 years married!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 22, 2017 - 12:58 pm

    Hi Becca, Another stunner !! I’m loving this strip die.
    Enjoy your day, I am blessed that we haven’t had any rain today, I have spent all day working in the garden, and my back is complaining bitterly haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • DianaApril 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    My blessing every day is God’s grace and favor in my life. I am currently traveling overseas with my precious husband and so enjoy I am able to view your website for inspiration while here! Thank you for sharing as always, this card is elegant and beautiful – in keeping with your style. I pray God’s blessing surround you always. DianaReplyCancel

  • DevyApril 22, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    What a stunning card! My blessing today is the wonderful cool front that moved though south Texas this morning. I am taking advantage, and working outside. It is not much fun clearing brush to install a new fence, but I am thankful for the beautiful weather!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 22, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    What an absolutely elegant card!! And you make it look so easy to do. So beautiful!
    What is blessing me today? My wonderful family. So thankful for them.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HApril 22, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    Stunning and beautiful card–can’t ever get enough of your awesome creations!! My blessing today is getting to spend time today with our youngest daughter in a class at a local craft store, The Little Blue House in Keller TX. We painted wooden pieces, then stenciled and distressed our signs. She made one to hang in her classroom and it turned out so good!! She loved the class and we had so much fun!! Yes, I am blessed each and every day with two amazing daughters!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 23, 2017 - 3:19 am

    I love gatefold cards and yours is definitely lovely! It’s so creative to use a border die to create it and I love the inside pocket so the sentiment can be removed.

    I am feeling blessed because my 85 year old Mother is out of the hospital for the second time this month. She spent 11 days hospitalized with pneumonia while on a trip. This last week, she was hospitalized with pneumonia and heart failure but was released yesterday. I am so thankful for the prayers from so many friends and family. I know my Mother has a long recovery ahead but feel so blessed that she is recovering. Blessings to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 23, 2017 - 8:51 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely gate fold card, they are fun to make.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaApril 23, 2017 - 9:26 am

    Beautiful and exquisite card! My blessing is seeing another day and celebrate it with the ones I love dearly!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkApril 23, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Hi Becca
    Lovely card, it looks lacy, delicate and beautiful. My blessing is being able to rest whilst hubby cooks x x xReplyCancel

  • DianneApril 23, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    How very beautiful! So simple yet so beautiful! I love your creations Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderApril 24, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    All I can say is W-O-W!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)April 25, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! I have to keep looking at it!
    I am truly blessed today as one of our children landed and came to collect the rescue dogs we have been looking after. The house will be empty tomorrow!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) x
    Can’t wait to see what you have in the pipeline for us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Avery elegant card, love all white, the dies you have used are beautiful as usual I love that waterlily edge.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelMay 3, 2017 - 9:34 am

    How beautiful.. I love your white on white especially for an anniversary, so rich and stunning.. Thank you so much for all you do for everyone. It is now coming back to you. You have been an inspiration to me and everyone else.
    God Bless You
    JeanReplyCancel

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