Dare to Reach Out


Wow, doesn’t that sentiment speak to you?  Thank goodness people do dare.  I simply can’t tell you where I would be if kindess, compassion and empathy hadn’t caused people to reach out to me and my family over the course of our lives.  Doesn’t this make you brave enough to try?

This is one of the sentiments in the newly released Keep My Lamp Burning set by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I had saved it hoping I could do it a little bit of justice.  I wanted clean cut lines and minimal embellishments so that the impact of that wonderful sentiment could speak on its own.   I selected a white linen paper from The Paper Company and paired it with a shimmery cover stock weight in a yummy pomegranate color.  Sheer white ribbon is sandwiched between the two matching Amanda Blu flowers from my stash and it is finished off with a JBH vintage button found at Joann’s.   Three small pearls are on the lower edge of the focal panel.

I hope you like it!  I’m working on much this week but I will be posting as much as I can.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  The Paper Company; Solar White, Metallic Pomegranate (Michaels)
Ink:  Colorbox Claret (Michaels)
Accessories:  Amanda Blu Flower (Michaels), JBH Button (Joanns), Pearls (Michaels), Sheer Ribbon 2″ Wide (Michaels)

(Hee….Hee…..I’m getting wiser…where possible I’ve noted where I purchased some of the supplies used on this card, because I know you’ll ask! *wink*)

  • Ann KFebruary 7, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    You so did this sentiment justice. Thanks for always inspiring me.ReplyCancel

  • janeFebruary 7, 2009 - 7:43 pm

    Becca…you never cease to take my breath away..awesome! God has surely given u a talent…ReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 7, 2009 - 7:56 pm

    One Word…….


  • beth bFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:03 pm

    Becca, This card is absolutley breathtaking! You are one talented Lady. Thanks for sharing your talnt with all of us. You are a real blessing to many!!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:04 pm

    This is wonderful Becca and you certainly did it justice. BRAVO!ReplyCancel

  • pamFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:21 pm

    everything you do is amazing !! thanks for sharing all your inspirationReplyCancel

  • Oliva OhlsonFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    I’m speechless! Darling!ReplyCancel

  • miluFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    so pretty…white and red…beautiful sentiment…love the button…just gorgeous Becca!

  • MaxineFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    That is stunning Becca, and really does the text justice. WOW!!!


  • Janet SwoffordFebruary 7, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    I’m new to your blog but I love it. You are a very talented lady. I love this card and I love this saying! I don’t know where I would be without others reaching out to me. Thanks for the inspiration to reach out to others and to make a difference in this world.
    Inky Hugs,

  • Debbie OlsonFebruary 7, 2009 - 9:06 pm

    It speaks, Becca, dear!ReplyCancel

  • CyndeFebruary 7, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Such A Beautiful Card!! I think the sentiment is just such a tug at your heart, for the sender and the receiver.
    I love the way you used the beautiful wide ribbon, and then layered the flowers as a sandwich so to speak. That is one very brilliant idea! It also makes the card feel much more like a gift. I just Love it! Thanks for sharing your talent….ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KeyFebruary 7, 2009 - 9:20 pm

    Becca –

    If you were going to send a card to our Lord and Savior, this one is worthy. Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Ali ManningFebruary 7, 2009 - 10:22 pm

    What a beautiful sentiment and a beautiful card – TFS. AliReplyCancel

  • Marisa (whiterockmama)February 7, 2009 - 10:36 pm

    Lovely card! The wide ribbon is stunning, and the sentiment is powerful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda EFebruary 7, 2009 - 10:44 pm

    Elegant is the word I would use for this card. I love how you attached the ribbon and the flower. You always come up with elements that are beautiful and unique!ReplyCancel

  • Paola NormanFebruary 7, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    That is so gorgeous! Oh my your work is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • colleen eFebruary 8, 2009 - 1:36 am


    simply perfect, you are indeed blessed, thanks you so much for shraring your gorgeous cards with us. I look forward to your blog and you can never share enough.
    The ribbion and flower is a very nice complement how you used it

    colleen. califReplyCancel

  • DealbaidaFebruary 8, 2009 - 1:59 am

    WOW. Beautiful beyond words.


  • CandyFebruary 8, 2009 - 2:44 am

    Hi Becca,

    This card is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. Your work blows me away. This is perfection. The simplicity of it is genious.

    I love all the ribbon you find and use.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 8, 2009 - 3:08 am

    You are indeed a child of the Lord and have been blessed with talent and grace. Your work is precise and elegant and touches the heart and soul. By allowing your work to be viewed is sharing and reaching out to all. It’s indeed a privilege to be a part of you blog family.ReplyCancel

  • Heather xFebruary 8, 2009 - 4:08 am

    breath taking Becca :0)
    lol I can’t even remember where I bought stuff yesterday, nevermind when I actually get round to using them on cards :0)
    **Hugs** Heather xReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 8, 2009 - 4:36 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca – as ever – you continue to amaze us all!!
    This card brought tears to my eyes, it’s so beautiful.
    Bless you. xx
    HW (UK)ReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 8, 2009 - 6:28 am

    Beautiful card. I love the flower and the saying.ReplyCancel

  • JanineFebruary 8, 2009 - 7:11 am

    Oh very pretty Becca!! Hope you have a lovely Sunday!!ReplyCancel

  • MargFebruary 8, 2009 - 7:49 am

    This card is beautiful. The style is so elegant and simple (not easy simple :<))ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 8, 2009 - 7:55 am

    Oh wow that is striking, love the way the ribbon is through the two flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierFebruary 8, 2009 - 7:59 am

    Wonderful design! You never fail to amaze me! Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • Melisa WaldorfFebruary 8, 2009 - 8:34 am

    That is the COOLEST way to use ribbon!! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • NancyFebruary 8, 2009 - 8:56 am

    Becca, Another breath-taking card. I read your blog first thing everyday. Your cards are so beautiful and elegant. They are eye-candy for me!

  • Bonnie BlackburnFebruary 8, 2009 - 9:29 am

    This card is absolutely beautiful. I love the sentiment, that would be my Sister. She is always on the front line with her hand stretched out. I tend to stay in the background. I have learned over time that prayers get thru no matter where we are. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen T/ArizonaFebruary 8, 2009 - 9:34 am

    Becca; Once again you create an amazing card. I too can’t wait to go to your blog to see what you have created each day. Thanx for the “where I purchased it” part, now if we can just get you to put the finished size of the card too, that will help. LOL
    Thanx for sharing your amazing ideas with us.ReplyCancel

  • Sue McGFebruary 8, 2009 - 10:14 am

    This card is just breath-taking – wow!! You did a beautiful job with it, the sentiment is wonderful, and yes, I’m so grateful that people do dare to reach out, it’s a blessing for all involved.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 8, 2009 - 10:24 am

    Becca, Becca, Becca –

    What a beautiful sentiment and an absolutely gorgeous card. You never cease to amaze me with your works of art. I look forward to seeing what you have done every day.

    Thank you so much

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferFebruary 8, 2009 - 10:24 am

    Gorgeous, Becca! You achieved what you were going for – clean, elegant, with the focus on the strength of the quote. Wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • SuziFebruary 8, 2009 - 10:37 am

    I’ve always admitted to being “adhesively-challenged,” but have discovered lately that I am also “ribbon-challenged.” I get glue everywhere, and I can’t tie a pretty bow for the life of me. I am in awe of your wonderful use of ribbon. No one does like you do!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayFebruary 8, 2009 - 2:20 pm

    Incredibly beautiful Becca, your ribbon treatment with the floral is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • MariFebruary 8, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    This is stunning in it’s simplicity. I just want to stare forever lol!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BeachlerFebruary 8, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Soft and powerfull…Dare to reach out…TFSReplyCancel

  • NorineFebruary 8, 2009 - 4:13 pm

    very pretty

  • MrsHFebruary 8, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    Good evening, Becca This is another stunningly beautiful card and that exquisite ribbon and flower compositiont is a perfect foil to your sentiment which is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerFebruary 8, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Gorgeous design!!!!ReplyCancel

  • kimFebruary 8, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever read that sentiment before, and your card so does it justice!ReplyCancel

  • Shirl MartinFebruary 8, 2009 - 5:52 pm

    Oh my, my dear, oh my! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • bonnieFebruary 8, 2009 - 6:30 pm

    OMG! How true is this sentiment. This was the message today in church. We are doing the Love and Marriage based off the book Fireproof for a 40-day trial. We have to dare ourselves not nag, nag, and nag to our spouses. This is just perfect. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • PiaFebruary 8, 2009 - 6:44 pm

    Becca you talent never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations with us.ReplyCancel

  • TishFebruary 8, 2009 - 8:11 pm

    This card literally took my breath away! You are so amazingly talented! Thanks for always inspiring us….ReplyCancel

  • Kathy (Wattle)February 8, 2009 - 9:22 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!! I would say more but I’m lost for words!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickFebruary 8, 2009 - 9:26 pm

    Sheer Elegance!!!!ReplyCancel

  • lorraineFebruary 8, 2009 - 9:41 pm

    Wow…what timing…. at this moment my partner has just had open heart surgery, and there in a room full of strangers, we are reaching out to one another for support……. Your card says it all. You really are God’s angel. You just never know the love, hope and encouragement your blog give us.

    God bless you


  • AmericaFebruary 9, 2009 - 12:02 am

    Gosh Becca, your stunning card speaks volumes of “AMAZING” art!ReplyCancel

  • MaliaFebruary 9, 2009 - 1:16 am

    Dear Becca,

    I got the inspiration to send you this link


    …just for a case that you do not know it. May God always bless you abundantly.


  • freidaFebruary 9, 2009 - 8:59 am

    OMGosh Becca! This is amazing…TOTALLY BREATH-TAKING! You definitely “did it justice”!


  • MichelleHFebruary 9, 2009 - 10:07 am

    ~~Ohhhh!~~ This is stunning! I love the sentiment, the colors, the ribbon, button, everything is absolutely perfect together. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowFebruary 9, 2009 - 3:27 pm

    Ohhhhhhhh my world – Becca – this is PURE GORGEOUSNESS!!! Yes – you are right this sentiment is speaking to me too….so powerful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahFebruary 9, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    GORGEOUS!! The sentiment is perfect…ReplyCancel

  • Judy RozemaFebruary 9, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    Absolute perfection, Becca. You are so very gifted and talented and are reaching so many people with your beautiful works of art. I know it is having a positive impact on so many people! YOU ROCK~!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynFebruary 9, 2009 - 10:35 pm

    That card is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)February 9, 2009 - 11:23 pm


    That card is gorgeous! I love the sentiment and the simplicity of the design. I love how you gathered the ribbon at the flower center.

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BFebruary 10, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Great sentiment and one that is all too often forgotten…..thanks for the beautiful reminder.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene GabrielFebruary 10, 2009 - 10:19 pm

    Wow, Becca your card is absolutely gorgeous. What a powerful sentiment and you have truly enhanced it wonderfully. Beautiful ribbon and flower!!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}February 11, 2009 - 5:10 am

    Wow girl!! That is one cool flower/ribbon!! The perfect companion to this fantastic stamp!ReplyCancel

  • JaneFebruary 14, 2009 - 11:04 pm

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning! You definately did it justice!