Christmas in the Heart

Fa la la la la, la la la la!  Hi there blog friends.  I’m still on a Christmas kick – the clock is ticking down and I feel the pressing tick – tock in my mind every minute.  Life is simple so I don’t have tons of shopping to do, but I aways seem to wake up about a week prior.   My Christmas tree, one of the slim pencil trees, has been up for the last year.  My sweet daughter just moved on December 1st (looooong story) so we bundled the tree up, ornaments and all, and took it to her new place.  I purchased another one but when I went out to get ornaments this past weekend, it almost seems like retailers are rolling the carpet up on Christmas decorations. 
The shelves were bare, they are already putting out spring stuff!!!    I have enough to get by this year but hopefully I’ll be able to catch an after Christmas sale so that I’ll be ready for next year, ha-ha!

I’ve picked another Quietfire Design sentiment to share today; this one is called It is Christmas in the Heart.   I know I’ve said this before, I love this type of classic sentiment – it wears well on both the front of the card or the inside.  I’ve paired it up with a frame made from Spellbinders™ Fleur de Lis Squares, Spellbinders™ Labels Sixteen and Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LG.  Simple!

Stamps: Quietfire DesignIt is Christmas in the Heart
Paper: Bazzill, Recollections
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders™ Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders™ Fleur de Lis Squares,Pearl Pic, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll be back soon!!

  • Karen WallaceDecember 9, 2011 - 3:11 am

    Your xmas cards are gorgeous, those sentiments are also very nice!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryDecember 9, 2011 - 3:25 am

    Becca I just love this card and your double bow is gorgous. the stamp in the middle is lovely too. Merry christmas, and thank you for so many wonderful cards and ideas throughout the year.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • AstridDecember 9, 2011 - 3:32 am

    Another stunning card, love it, such a lovely colour combination!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CDecember 9, 2011 - 4:04 am

    Beautiful card, great work. DianneReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 9, 2011 - 5:01 am

    Your card is so very lovely Becca. I just love that sentiment — so true. It is sad how many people lose sight of the very reason for Christmas. Thanks for allowing me to pause for a moment, enjoy the beauty of your card, and find Christmas in my heart.
    Wishing you God’s blessings at this time and always.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelDecember 9, 2011 - 5:30 am

    Beautiful card Becca and sp perect for Cristmas, just the right colors, but ou know what I was thinking? With all your talent and your beautiful accessories at hand why not make ornaments for your tree… Would be a most be a most gorgeous sight… you could get started stright away and have a few made and by next year your tree would be completed!! What a grand idea.. like a new beginning and a new hope!!
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Amy, MontrealDecember 9, 2011 - 5:34 am

    What a beautiful card, love the colours and always the BOW!ReplyCancel

  • mDecember 9, 2011 - 5:38 am

    absolutely beautiful, becca!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 9, 2011 - 5:42 am

    Beautiful card Becca!
    I would like to see a tree decorate with all your fantasy. You can start slowly and add each year. What a good ideaReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissDecember 9, 2011 - 5:46 am

    Another beautiful Christmas classic, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 9, 2011 - 5:46 am

    All the merit go to Jean Hempel. Sorry I went back to find your name and by mistake I touch summit.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HDecember 9, 2011 - 5:47 am

    That is just gorgeous!! I love the bow I just love it all!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine NixonDecember 9, 2011 - 5:50 am

    This composition and color combination on this card are just outstanding. The sentiment is perfect and that BOW is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.lReplyCancel

  • TeresaDecember 9, 2011 - 6:08 am

    This is such a great card. love the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 9, 2011 - 6:21 am

    Another stunning card. Thanks so much for all the inspirations you give us. God bless and have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • EileenDecember 9, 2011 - 6:23 am

    Another beauty Becca and the words are beautiful.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • JudyDecember 9, 2011 - 6:29 am

    Ooh, your card is BEAUTIFUL! Your dp, bow and embellishments all coordinate so perfectly well. Glad that you are feeling up to making an occasional card.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy LeeDecember 9, 2011 - 6:43 am

    Hi Becca,
    Glad to see your back in your craft room. This card is gorgeous! I love the very elegant look!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithDecember 9, 2011 - 7:31 am

    Beautiful and stunning!!!!!! Love the frame stack.

  • SusiDecember 9, 2011 - 7:37 am

    I am always blown away by your beautiful cards, Becca! This one is “over-the-top” GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Dee in N.H.December 9, 2011 - 7:37 am

    Beautiful and what an incredible bow!ReplyCancel

  • JeanDecember 9, 2011 - 7:46 am

    Hi Becca – lovely card, classic and simple, gorgeous colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas and as always, your work is just beautiful!

    I crochet snowflakes, starch them, tuck a dozen each in small boxes purchased at the dollar store, decorate the boxes and have ready gifts. Then I get requests for more:).

    Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EDecember 9, 2011 - 7:51 am

    Another fabulous card and beautiful Becca bow!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 9, 2011 - 8:00 am

    This is GORGEOUS Becca!!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bow!!!!!!!! AND the color green you’ve used!!!!!!!! SIGH! YOU’RE putting me in the mood for Christmas with all these BEAUTIFUL Christmas cards!!!!!! ( I’ll finish off mine today! & this weekend get the tree up! Shopping all done! Hubby takes care of that online! Guess what I’m getting????? A “Tonic Cutter!!!!! ” My cutter broke a little while back! ) :)ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessDecember 9, 2011 - 8:08 am

    Very pretty Grace. Love the design and the colors. EdnaReplyCancel

  • BetsyDecember 9, 2011 - 8:10 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS, Becca!!! I always look forward to looking at your blog to see what new beauty you’ve come up with!
    We tried to find a string of lights to replace a burned-out one on our tree, and there are none to be had in our town! Crazy!! Pretty soon we’ll be celebrating next Christmas before this one’s even over with ~ the stores keep putting things out earlier and earlier for every holiday!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)December 9, 2011 - 8:19 am

    This is, I think my most favourite of all the gorgeous Xmas cards you make. It’s just got “it”. I can’t define “it”, but it’s a wonderful thing to have. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

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  • JulieDecember 9, 2011 - 8:20 am


    What a beautiful card! I have my inspiration now. Thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • janeyDecember 9, 2011 - 8:46 am

    I love this card, Becca! Of course, green is a favorite color of mine, so you couldn’t lose with this one. Thank you for sharing with us.


  • mary anneDecember 9, 2011 - 9:04 am

    Becca – bah humbug on the retailers. Make your own beautiful ornaments throughout the next year and be ready to go next December.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisDecember 9, 2011 - 9:05 am

    This card is so lovely. I really enjoy the reds and greens of traditional Christmas decorations/cards. This one is just so so sweet, is the word I’m looking for. Bless you this Christmas keeping Christ in the center of it all allows us to maintain peace and joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength! How true, how true.ReplyCancel

  • Jane SuperDecember 9, 2011 - 9:19 am

    Beautiful card Becca. Quietfire Stamps are a favourite of mine, and I am blessed with Suzanne just living down the road from me.
    Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RDecember 9, 2011 - 9:35 am

    Very pretty card! Simple sentiment but so true. LOVE your bow. Have a happy Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Laura with Layers of ColorDecember 9, 2011 - 10:43 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I love the olive green, it’s so warm, which goes perfectly with that poetic sentiment.

    Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneDecember 9, 2011 - 11:10 am

    Exquisite Becca! Thanks for using another QFD rubber stamp today! The paper is wonderful and the bow is to die for. You are the Queen of Ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineDecember 9, 2011 - 11:44 am

    Love those Spellbinder shapes together Becca. They blend together so well & another gorgeous bow! Perfect!
    Tine :)ReplyCancel

  • BrendaDecember 9, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    So talented! Your style is so elegant. Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna MackintoshDecember 9, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    That’s a beautiful card Becca, and I love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterDecember 9, 2011 - 12:25 pm

    Gorgeous, love the framing and the bow is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieDecember 9, 2011 - 1:10 pm

    Beautiful card, as always, Becca. Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • LalaDecember 9, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    Beautiful Becca. I look forward to “hearing” from you each day. God BlessReplyCancel

  • Mary LukemanDecember 9, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    I enjoy your cards so much. Recently your emails just stopped coming. I do not see on your home page how to sign up again to receive them. I miss seeing your latest creations. MaryReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanDecember 9, 2011 - 2:33 pm

    So beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • TrinaMDecember 9, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Another beautiful card again – thanks for sharing and inspriring.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BDecember 9, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    I love that sentiment. They have wonderful stamps and wonderful desiners on their team.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SDecember 9, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    I love this cardReplyCancel

  • HettieDecember 9, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    Oh this is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and giving me some ideas.ReplyCancel

  • LindylooDecember 9, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    Oh Becca this is absolutely breathtaking. I love the colour, the paper, layout, that beautiful double bow… do I need to go on. That is a fabulous green (could you tell the colour name and manufacturer please). Sorry I haven’t been by for a while, I have been a little poorly, but I am on the mend now. I do hope you are feeling better and the pain has eased a little for you.
    May I take this opportunity to wish you and all your followers a
    Happy Christmas and may you be reminded daily of ‘the reason for the season’.
    Best Wishes Linda (S.Wales, UK)ReplyCancel

  • June TraskDecember 9, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    Out of all your cards, this has to be my favorite. I love everything about it. How do you tie these bows? I’m sure that you have shown it before, just curious.ReplyCancel

  • RufusDecember 9, 2011 - 9:36 pm

    Another gorgeous Becca card. I always love the way that you combine your Spellbinders. That is a lovely sentiment and the bow, well it’s a Becca Bow, what more needs to be said?

  • GinnyDecember 9, 2011 - 11:46 pm

    Becca, with your amazing talent, I would think you could make quite a few lovely paper ornaments to hang on your tree. Shall I issue you a challenge?ReplyCancel

  • Paulette FrancisDecember 10, 2011 - 1:51 am

    Wow an other amazing cardReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 10, 2011 - 2:28 am

    I love this card–the layering and color combination is great!ReplyCancel

  • LeoneDecember 10, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    Your work is stunning…and such an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Connie HaeckerDecember 10, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    Another gorgeous card, Bekka! Thanks so much for all you do. I love the colors in this one.ReplyCancel

  • SharonDecember 10, 2011 - 10:22 pm

    Hi Becca! This card is stunning. I love everything about it. I love the design of your blog as well. Did you design it yourself? Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonDecember 11, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    Love the pretty nestie framing layers on this wonderful sentiment Becca! and what lovely colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kathie BaileyDecember 13, 2011 - 12:50 am

    Becca, this is just a pure work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn SawtelleDecember 15, 2011 - 10:05 am

    I love your work. Any and ALL of it. My question is: How do you mail these cards with all the beautiful embellishments? I put ribbons and buttons and whatever other 3-D embellishment and I have a big problem putting them in an envelope and paying the postage is a challange. Please help.

    Lynn SawtelleReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronDecember 15, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Hey, paper crafter! How about some paper ornaments? I cut some glitter paper of a few different colors and made those little boxes with my Sizzix die. Then I punched out some leaves which I added to the front and put a couple of bits of bling on top of the leaves. All those wonderful Spellbinders dies you have… cut, glue back to back and add ribbons and/or Stickles. I can imagine a beautiful tree with just your gorgeous bows!ReplyCancel

  • auntie em (emily)December 15, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    Your card is so pretty! I love the soft green with the bright little pops of red.
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • JulieDecember 19, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    Hello Becca,

    I’m hoping you will share how you made the double bow with us. I have a bow maker like yours. I don’t quite get how to make the double bow with different lengths of loops.