Day 20 – 30 Days of Giving

Happy Monday morning friends! I hope you had a stellar weekend.  Today’s post is short and sweet –  it’s so hard to believe that we’re already to Day 20.  The card for giveaway today is from my stash and I remember making it as if it were yesterday.   Thank you so much for indulging me in this cause that I know we all share together.   I say we get as much joy at giving a card as we do when receiving because the making is such a wonderful experience.  Craft on!!

If you’re new to the blog, welcome to my 30 Days of Giving – every day during the month of July I’m giving away a handmade card – you can read all the specifics HERE.  You can check to see if you’ve won a card by searching for your name on the Giveaway Winners page.  You get there by the menu at the top of the page – put your cursor on Features then look down the list and select Giveaway Winners.

For today’s comment –  since hand made occasions can be often for people who  know many people or make many gifts and cards – how many hours a week do you spend creating?

The card that’s being given away today is shown above.  Just a note – this is a card that has been shown before and there is a possibility that some of the supplies that were used are currently discontinued, no doubt there will be something you can substitute – have a look through my galleries for alternative ideas.  Many things can still be found on the open market, just google and you’ll find that many retailers are still selling.



Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Floral Flourishes BackgroundCircle of Love
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White.
Ink: Amuse Studio – Blush
AccessoriesSpellbinders™ Gold ElementsSpellbinders™ Classic Squares LGSpellbinders™ Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Organza Ribbon, Darice Pearls,
post-header-bottomHave a super week!  I’ll see you toorrow!


  • Jacquelyn AlexanderJuly 20, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Hi Becca, I spend about 40 hours a week making cards or scrapping. My release!ReplyCancel

  • F BondJuly 20, 2015 - 9:21 am

    Since I also sew, I would guess about 40-50 hours a week. With another 25 hours probably thinking of things I’d like to do…LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJuly 20, 2015 - 9:21 am

    Hi Becca, Such a beautiful card. It’s a classic and is worth repeating. I average 6 hours a week in my studio–sometimes longer when family birthdays cluster in a month or during Christmas. You save me so much time by eliminating the guess work with your designs. Very hard to do an original or first prototype. Thanks, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Judy SmedleyJuly 20, 2015 - 9:23 am

    Such a lovely card. I have to craft at least 1 hour a week but try to get in about 4.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJuly 20, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Loved this card when you first had it on your website. I would love to spend every day in my craft studio but life gets in the way. It depends on the week. I am trying to get in there at least once a week for a full day and then bits and pieces on the other days. Just not enough time to do everything I want. I am a very slow crafter as I love to take my time and just get lost in what I am doing. It is a great stress reliever. Thanks for sharing this beauty again and have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.July 20, 2015 - 9:26 am

    Unfortunately not as much as I would love to! I probably spend on average 10 – 12. I have to do the majority of mine on weekends when I can find and/or squeeze in some me time!

    thanks for chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • NancyRJuly 20, 2015 - 9:29 am

    Love this corner die. It is so useful. I try to spend a couple hours each day but it all depends on my pain level that day or my creativity level that day as well. I have spent as much as 8 hours when I am “in the zone”.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 20, 2015 - 9:30 am

    I spend about six hours per week crafting, more during major holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Niki WinchellJuly 20, 2015 - 9:32 am

    I do not spend nearly enough hours crafting in a week! Counting both knitting and paper crafts, I’m lucky if I get 5 hours or so. I do try to knit a little every day, even if just a row or two. I find it relaxing. It takes a bit more effort for me to set aside card making time. I don’t like to start unless I have at least an hour to devote to it.

    This is such a beautiful card, as are all of your creations. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJuly 20, 2015 - 9:32 am

    Becca you are one talented lady. I’m not sure how I found your site but I am so glad I did. Your cards are beautiful and your sentiments really make them very special cards

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  • Marilyn in E~TownJuly 20, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Not nearly enough hours are spent creating cards! On an average week I would say I spend approximately 3-4 hrs a day working on cards in some form or another.
    I love today’s card! What a great use of these corners, just love the filigree dies and how you use them and add pearls to them, so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • BenteJuly 20, 2015 - 9:35 am

    Another classy card from you, Becca.
    Wonderful way of using the dies!
    How many hours I spend crafting a week depends of health and occasion, as an average about 5-7 hours. But I spend a lot of time thinking about new ideas for projects I want to make ;))ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 20, 2015 - 9:38 am

    Hi Becca. Happy Monday to you. Lovely card especially that bow and stick pin. Blue is my favourite colour. I spend on average about 12 hours a week but sometimes more and sometimes less. I don’t like days when I can’t get my crafty fix. Today isn’t one them thank goodness!ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJuly 20, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Such a beautiful card, as all of yours are, but I can’t find the classic square that you used. Help! Can you give me the number so that I can find it better. Thanks. EdnaReplyCancel

    • Sandi SmithJuly 20, 2015 - 8:45 pm

      Hi Edna – I read your comment and saw you were having difficulty finding the die used on Becca’s beautiful card today. It’s called Filigree Corners. I don’t have the number but I found it on eBay. Initially I just did a search under “Becca Freeken dies” That led me to the dies b on eBay. I believe this die set was originally sold through JustRite Stamps so it didn’t have a typical Spellbinders number. I could be incorrect about that but if you find it from JustRie, you won’t be able to purchase it from them. They, unfortunately, recently went out of business. I hope this helps you out and you enjoy the die as much as I do mine.
      Happy Crafting!
      Blessings, Sandi SmithReplyCancel

      • Sandi SmithJuly 22, 2015 - 5:29 am

        Hello – I owe you an apology, Edna, for giving the wrong name of the die used on this card. It is actually Spellbinders Gold Elements One #S5-183. What’s kind of funny is that Becca is listing the name of the dies under her posts and I forgot that. I hope you didn’t spend a lot of time trying to find it using my first die name. My only excuse for potentially sending you on a wild goose chase is that I’m trying to get off some nerve pain medication that makes me a bit loopy.My problem is that my nerve pain doesn’t want me off the medication. lol! *sigh* I really should get some sleep. That’s difficult with pain but it doesn’t help with brain fog. I truly hope you find the die. It’s on lots of websites so easy to find. Blessings, Sandi Smith

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 20, 2015 - 9:43 am

    I loved this card the first time I saw it! I probably get to spend at least 40 hours a week – mostly making cards & a bit of sewing. And LOTS of hours thinking , browsing and planning…:-)ReplyCancel

  • CarolineJuly 20, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Hi Becca! It depends on the season, winter time I have more time to craft. Although special occasions in spring and summer will help in taking the time to craft. I love to scrapbook and cardmaking can’t put hours on it. Some days could be all day and other days a couple hours and yet other days no time at all.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 20, 2015 - 9:46 am

    I only spend an hour or so a week – wish it were more! As a teacher I am just way too busy to craft as much as I would like. In the summer time I focus on catching up on scrapbooking.ReplyCancel

  • DorothyJuly 20, 2015 - 9:54 am

    Beautiful card love the die that you use and the layering.ReplyCancel

  • Silvia M.July 20, 2015 - 9:58 am

    Beautiful card!
    I spend at least 20 hours a week making cards and boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJuly 20, 2015 - 10:02 am

    I spend a few hours a day creating. Not just cards, but I’m learning to handletter, w/c by the way, is a fun thing! Also, I tangle, if not familiar, check out And last, I am trying my hand at drawing faces, what fun is that?!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergJuly 20, 2015 - 10:04 am

    Hi Becca,

    I spend time as required to complete deadline projects, sometime I don’t craft and others could be up to 14 hours.

    All the best,

  • Karen CummingsJuly 20, 2015 - 10:04 am

    I spend a few hours a couple times a week card making. I love your cards and get alot of ideas from you. They are all so Beautiul!ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergJuly 20, 2015 - 10:05 am

    Hi Becca,

    I spend time as required to complete deadline projects, sometimes I don’t craft and other times could be up to 14 hours.

    All the best,

  • Ann WJuly 20, 2015 - 10:06 am

    What a beautiful card. Just like it win one! I usually spend somewhere between 12 to 15 hours a week except for the summer months. We have a summer home in Washington with a craft room with few supplies at this time. Stocking two craft rooms in two different states is hard. I do lots of crafting in my mind in the summer.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 20, 2015 - 10:06 am

    Hi Becca, i sooo love your card today, i used to craft every day for 4 or 5 hours, however with the aches and pains i know have i have to craft when i get a good day .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Ruth SartainJuly 20, 2015 - 10:07 am

    I craft about 10 hours a week on most weeks.ReplyCancel

  • GayleJuly 20, 2015 - 10:10 am

    Love this card Becca and have made some similar cards with the dies from one of your cards usin g your Filigree Corners. I love them & have used a lot.

    I used to spend 2-4 hours a day (before my by-pass) making cards.
    I hope to recover more so I can get back at it. Following your posts help spur me onReplyCancel

  • melindaJuly 20, 2015 - 10:13 am

    I spend maybe 2 or 3 hours a week crafting if I can. Sometimes it’s hard to find time to spend in my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth LambosJuly 20, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Happy Monday! Is that an oxymoron? I usually can squeeze an hour or so each day, if I’m lucky. Lol. Stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 20, 2015 - 10:16 am

    hello, gorgeous card. I love blue and this is so pretty. I immediately thought of what a great new baby card this would be. I spend a couple hours here and there. not always the same each week, love to when it’s a rainy day.ReplyCancel

  • Jan.July 20, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Hi Becca. This card is delicious. My favorite colour combination. Just love the stick pin. I try and craft every afternoon, when all the chores are done!! Whatever is not done by lunchtime, has to wait till the following day!!

    I hope you have enjoyed your day. Hugs. Jan. xReplyCancel

  • Cindy GJuly 20, 2015 - 10:16 am

    my “goal” is 2 hours a day, but since life gets in the way, I might get 2 hours a week. But sometimes it works out and I get more. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • DK KeelsJuly 20, 2015 - 10:18 am

    Looking back at the past twelve months, I offer my answer as a range – from 5 to 80 hours per week. The fluctuation depends on events, commitments (a group of cards to a ministry distributing cards to seniors) or an avalanche of ideas \ creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJuly 20, 2015 - 10:22 am

    Hi Becca, yet again another gorgeous creation and somebody is going to be very lucky when this arrives at their door! I do some crafting every day, some days much more than others. I am not a television person so I disappear into my craft room if John is watching something during the evening. Not all the time is spent card making (just most of it … lol!) but I like to try different techniques so I might go onto Youtube and check out some tutorials etc. But gosh! you can waste so much time online!! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • ArnetteJuly 20, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Beautiful card Becca! I spend at least four to five hours a day creating when my hands allow. But I enjoy creating and crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.July 20, 2015 - 10:28 am

    It really depends. Some weeks I spend a lot of time at it because I need many cards. Other weeks I spend very little time because I don’t need any cards or have other responsibilities that take up my time. This is a very pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • marieJuly 20, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Another beautiful card. So amazing what you can do with the Spellbinders dies. Simple and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingJuly 20, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Lately, it’s been all my spare time. Between the ladies at work getting married and then having kids, I’ve been busy making lots of mini albums and cards.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn B.July 20, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Love the design and colors in your card.
    Wow, I spend a lot of hours each week stamping. Some weeks more than others. I love making hand made cards.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie TJuly 20, 2015 - 10:34 am

    I LOVE this card!!! I don’t get nearly enough time to make cards, but when I do, I often spend a few hours on just one card. I’m not a speedy crafter!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 20, 2015 - 10:36 am

    Blue! It is beautiful. There are so many weeks I never see the craft room, so I have no set hours a week to create. I am just thankful when I do find time.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BJuly 20, 2015 - 10:37 am

    Another stunning card. Do not remember seeing this one. I try to create in my craft room several days a week. Sometimes I spend hours just enjoying being in the roomReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 20, 2015 - 10:37 am

    I made a card this morning.

    So nice to make something just for my special 90 year old friend.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 20, 2015 - 10:38 am

    I spend about five hours on cards. Closer to Christmas I work nonstop.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJuly 20, 2015 - 10:41 am

    Hi Becca,
    Card making has replaced my love of baking, since learning that those baked goods are not what my health needs.
    As such my card making takes 2-5 hrs a week which helps me decompress from my high stress job. Browsing favorite blogs for inspiration is my other fun thing to do.

  • Mary EstherJuly 20, 2015 - 10:44 am

    I work full time outside the home so there is not much “free time” to craft. It is sad when weeks go by without making something. I would love to have hours on end for creative pursuits!

    Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissJuly 20, 2015 - 10:44 am

    beautiful, beautiful card Becca!!!
    I am retired but still don’t get enough time in my craft room, usually 6 to 8 hours a week , unless we get a lot of rainy days that I can’t be outside lolReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 20, 2015 - 10:45 am

    What a LOVELY CARD BECCA!!!! I LOOOVE the filigree die & the specific color of blue that you’ve used!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! ;)

    I don’t spend near the time in creating as I’d like!!!! Daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly!ReplyCancel

  • JudyBJuly 20, 2015 - 10:45 am

    Every Tuesday I get together with friends and we play for several hours. And sometimes it inspires me to come home and play some more. Your cards are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 20, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Far too few!!!ReplyCancel

  • bunnyJuly 20, 2015 - 10:47 am

    It is a beautiful card and sentiment. I spend at least 15 hours a week crafting. Sometimes it takes me an hour to make one card. I can sit and stare at it because something isn’t quite right. Especially since most of cards involve coloring. I’d really like to make more cards like yours. They just take your breath away.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 20, 2015 - 10:47 am

    How any hours per week do I craft? Well,that depends on the week.
    First of all, I am retired, so an outside job no longer interferes. I have an ill hubby at home, so that does interfere. He is getting better, so that is good. I like to exercise so I don’t turn into a puddle. {smile} That takes time. Some weeks I go places with my friends. On average, I probably spend 30-35 hours in my craft room. That includes the time I spend staring at my project, trying to figure out if it is salvageable or not! LolReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseJuly 20, 2015 - 10:49 am

    I spend so many hours…but it’s not because of other people; it’s because I’m ADDICTED! LOL. I absolutely LOVE this card, by the way. The colors are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterJuly 20, 2015 - 10:50 am

    Great card. I like the layering. I don’t get much time to create right now as I am in a transitional phase with lots to do. I do have to be creative at least once a week though just to maintain some sanity!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonJuly 20, 2015 - 10:51 am

    I remember this card and loved it then and love it again. You just have a great style about you.
    Can’t answer the question because I’m still organizing, lol.

    Hugs and God Bless,


  • Judy BennettJuly 20, 2015 - 10:54 am

    I spend between 35 to 40 hours a week crafting. Some of it is because I have gone back to teaching card-making classes, so that takes up a lot of my time. However, it is my relaxing time whenever I’m in my craft room.

    Your card today is gorgeous! I use stick pins, but not as often as I should because I have a lot of them!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 20, 2015 - 10:54 am

    Another beautiful card with more wonderful dies. I probably spend 3-4 hours a week crafting – more closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas since I send a lot of cards at that time of year. I like to stamp up a bunch of images – like flowers, then color them while I’m watching TV in the evening. This way I can spend time with DH and get some crafting done.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJuly 20, 2015 - 11:01 am

    Beautiful Card! I spend probably about four hours a week making cards. My husband is ill and time is of the essence. However it is a great diversion from the stresses of everyday life. Thanks for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • ruthannJuly 20, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Never enough! It depends on the week and what is happening! Probably average 6-8 hours a week. thanks again for the chance to win one of your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MartinJuly 20, 2015 - 11:10 am

    Hi Becca!

    Oh what a beauty! The piercing details on the intricate cutouts and that center aperture are stunning. It kinda reminds me of the beginnings of an Iris Fold design!

    I used to be able to spend hours each day. Since going back to work full time…well, sadly, I am lucky if I manage to squeeze in an hour each weak. (tear)


  • Anne (UK)July 20, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Wow – another stunner!
    I’m not sure how many hours I spend crafting….. My dear husband would answer ‘lots!’
    It varies from day to day and week to week, depending on other calls on my time. I have to come up with a project each week for the craft group and that can take many hours in the planning and execution as I need to cater for all levels of ability. It can be rather challenging at times and often I need to prepare packs with die cuts ready for assembly. Die-cutting in advance for them can take a fair amount of time – or rather the removal of all the tiny pieces from intricate dies ready for the next cut! It’s a labour of love :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • dorothy harrisonJuly 20, 2015 - 11:16 am

    I loved this card when you shared it before and am still enamored be the design and colors! To answer your question some weeks I spend hours and so e weeks none….. work, church, commitments, gardens, snow removal I winter,housework, and on, and on, seem to steal my time. Or perhaps the stolen time is when I am in my craft room and lose hours?ReplyCancel

  • linda boyceJuly 20, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Hi Becca stunning card again ,l think l spend about twenty hours a week,but if l have to make cards for school or a big birthday maybe thirty hours to get it all done hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 20, 2015 - 11:24 am

    On average around 20-25 hours…frequently more! I am very particular so this equates to slow – LOL!
    Love your card Becca – sooooo pretty!
    Paper Hugs,

  • April S.July 20, 2015 - 11:26 am

    Depending on the time of year it could be 2 to 6 hours a week! Another lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 20, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Another stunning card today. I tend to craft in sessions so some weeks I spend no time at all while I can spend two weeks or more at a time while I have everything out! As an example, I am making a Birthday book at the moment for a 50 year old man (always more difficult than women!!) and I’ve already been at it for over a week and only just over half way through! The most difficult part is now behind me, having chosen all the photographs so I keep plodding on in between other things that need to be done – cooking, cleaning, ironing, shopping……..!!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattJuly 20, 2015 - 11:37 am

    Again a beautiful card to pull from your stash. I really love it. It depends on a given week, but I like to spend at least 8-10 hours a week in my craft room working on handmade cards.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 20, 2015 - 11:41 am

    Sometimes its hard to craft because of babysitting our Granddaughter but I would say 1 hr or 2 thanks for the amazing giveaway love this card.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaJuly 20, 2015 - 11:47 am

    At least 8 hours a week but it can be many times that.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 20, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, this is soooooooooo sooo beautiful. It has relaly been one of my biggest favorites ever, and I even got our craftstore to order these dies home so I could have a go with something like this, cause I loved it sooo much.
    How many hours do I spend ?? It´s really hard to say, but I can say, that I have never enough time to all I want to try out, and always have a long list of things and ideas, I want to try. But I do at least spend 10 hours every week and often more on cardmaking and crafting, that´s for sure, but I could use that many times that, if I just didn´t have to do all the boring housework, that unfortunately needs to get done some times too he he.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 20, 2015 - 11:53 am

    Your cards are so outstanding. This one is beautiful. I have this die and I am for sure going to make it. Sometimes I really get on a roll and make a stack of cards. I love to make cards on a rainy day. It seems like that pesky housework stands in the way of doing more.ReplyCancel

  • Jan F.July 20, 2015 - 11:53 am

    Love today’s card – exquisite! A year from now after I have moved and am settled, I hope to play in my craft room a few hours a day. I made my last card yesterday and am now in transition for my move which is an overwhelming project as I begin to downsize and pack for a November move-in date.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.July 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    Sometimes I spend endless hours a week crafting. Yesterday my sisters and I spent part of the morning and all afternoon (about 7 hours) making Christmas cards. We had a wonderful time. Other times I don’t even make it to the craft room. It really just depends on what’s going on, but on average I’d say I spend about 10 hours a week crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    I remember this card too, very pretty. I would have to say that on average I craft about 2-4 hoursReplyCancel

  • BettyJuly 20, 2015 - 12:02 pm

    Hi Becca!
    I usually spend about one to two hours a week crafting. Work gets in the way. : )
    Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 20, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    Oh Becca, today’s is another card to be treasured.
    I spend tons more time on the computer simply admiring and commenting on other people’s creations. As I don’t sell my cards they are only made as required for family and friend’s birthdays, anniversaries and new babies etc. Also I don’t have a dedicated ‘crafting space’ so I need to ‘set up’ for each occasion. It would be such a dream to be able to sail into my craft room and play!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 20, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I always spend at least 3 hours a week and sometimes more; that is because we have a 3 hr. get together on Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9:30, then if I don’t finish whatever I am working on and it might need to go in the mail, I spend whatever time I need to get it ready. Wish it could be 3 hours a day, maybe someday.
    I remember this card so well as I copied this one for my baby girl’s birthday this past year. Love it so feminine; I did it in pink.
    Hugs and best wishes to you.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sue D.July 20, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    Oh, wow, I love this card! I can’t answer your question with any thing definitive as the time spent varies so much. I can have streaks of working on them almost daily and then go for weeks where I don’t do anything. I can tell you, though, that I use to get a lot more done around the house before I got addicted to this craft!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJuly 20, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    My crafting varies dramatically. I may have zero time for too many weeks in a row. Other times, I am lucky enough to attend a two-day crop or have an entire weekend to play. Becca, this is another beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 20, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a beautiful card again today. Would so love to spend more time crafting, but unfortunately work gets in the way :-( On average I probably craft between 6 and 12 hours a week. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen WJuly 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm

    There is never enough time. When I can, 10 plus hours per week – always, enough to send my love to those about whom I care.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    Here again, this varies. Since most of what do depends on others birthdays etc. Sometimes I’m up to my neck in paper, glue and ink, several hours a day… several times a week. Sometimes it’s only a couple of times a week. And sometimes I am late getting my cards out because I just can’t seem to make myself go into my room. It’s the chair. I need a better chair. Oh no! Something else I need to buy!ReplyCancel

  • Janet FlemingJuly 20, 2015 - 12:57 pm

    Hi Becca

    Lovely card, I remember using this die to make my eldest daughter a wedding anniversary card. Some weeks I craft most days and others not much, I try and average at least five hours a week.

    Hugs and love.
    Jan xxReplyCancel

  • Joni DtonekingJuly 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm

    Good Monday, Becca!
    When I am in my busy times, I hope I am spending a ration of 1:1creating to drafting…if I spend 8 hours creating a card concept, then I hope I have 8 hours to craft cards, more or less. Usually it is more like 1:2 create to craft depending on the project.

    If I am doing a one of a kind, of a special order, those ratios go out the window. And some of that depends on my inspiration time…if I am rushed, I may well have more “dogs” than wins in the process, which increases my recycle and up cycle baskets, and decreases by finished product.!

    Love this color combo today..reminds me of wedgewood, which reminds me of my maternal grandmother.

  • MichelleJuly 20, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a pretty card. Thank goodness I have some of these dies. I am going to look into buying stick pins or jewelry making supplies to make some. I spend about 20 + hrs a week card-making. Right now I am really busier than normal as I am starting my Christmas cards. Becca I bought one your dies shown on e-bay as it was retired. I am going to make some Christmas cards with it.ReplyCancel

  • CheriJuly 20, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    It might average out to 1-2 hours a week, I would love to spend more time, but I work!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieBJuly 20, 2015 - 1:14 pm

    Another beauty!! I love it when you use beaded pins in your cards.

    I am always crafting. Either with my computer, making cards as well as sewing, crocheting, doing needlework and knitting. Easily 50 hours a week.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 20, 2015 - 1:20 pm

    Another amazing card. The amount of time I spend crafting depends on the need to give a gift or for a challenge I’m determined to link to. I’m a last minute crafter so I tend ro spend more time trying to get it done quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Dar SirrineJuly 20, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    while working I would spend 4-6 hours a week making things. Now that I am retired I am hoping to spend at least 2-4 hours a day in my craft room once it is done. It also depends on the time of year, of course Christmas I am making things every available minute from October on.ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 20, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    I try to spend about 15 hrs a week at my craft table. Closer to holidays I spend more time crafting.ReplyCancel

  • EllenJuly 20, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    Hi Becca,So beautiful again….love it!
    XX EllenReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 20, 2015 - 1:27 pm

    Depending on my hours at work I craft 10 to 12 hour sometimes more if I have the time. Christine Springman.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 20, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    I spend about 12 hours a week or more during the summer, but unfortunately lots fewer during the school year. I’m looking forward to retirement next year so I can craft more!ReplyCancel

  • Mary DavisJuly 20, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    I usually spend 25 to 30 hours a week making cards. Your card is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 20, 2015 - 1:37 pm

    Beautiful card again today. I love the blue.
    Some weeks I may not do any crafting at all. It all depends on how I feel, and if I have a specific project going on. If there’s something pressing, I’ll be crafting every day till it’s done, which could take weeks, and then I’ll take a break for awhile.ReplyCancel

  • Arielle BerceauJuly 20, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    If I’m lucky, I get about 2 hours of crafting in each week…I would love to know how long it takes you to make 1 card?ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJuly 20, 2015 - 1:40 pm

    As many as my kids and housework will allow me. Now that my kids are on vacation, I do not have much time. But I steal time from here and thereReplyCancel

  • Karen RatcliffeJuly 20, 2015 - 1:43 pm

    Becca your card is just so beautiful, what an honor to be in the running even to get one of your creations!! I have to say I don’t get in as much crafting as I would like, only about 2 to 3 hours most weeks. Then when I’m in a jam for cards, I may spend 15 hours or more, the time just flies! KarenReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 20, 2015 - 1:45 pm

    Time spent in my ‘woman cave’ averages about 12 hrs a week. With my active schedule of spending time with my husband (retired too) and my activities, I like to do my handiwork late at night after all’s settled down. I like the solitude and quiet to fuss about the designs and prep all the embellishments and dies for the next card project. It’s a wonderful way to end my day.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJuly 20, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    another beauty!! I don’t know how you crank them out without inspiration or casing someone, lol probably between 5 – 10 hrs or sometimes more or less– I don’t really know lol I’ve never timed it. I probably spend more time looking, lolReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettJuly 20, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    Not nearly enough for my satisfaction. I have a husband and grandson that take up all of my time.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferJuly 20, 2015 - 1:52 pm

    Happy Monday, Becca. My crafting time depends on many variables, as does everyone’s. If I am preparing card designs for a class I spend many hours during a week. Other weeks various other commitments prevent me from creating at all. Your card today is so beautiful and elegant!!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808July 20, 2015 - 1:52 pm

    Stunning card!

    I would say that I spend at least 14 hours a week crafting. More at Halloween and Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 20, 2015 - 1:52 pm

    What a beautiful card, Becca.mthe blue is such a fresh color. And plenty of lacy goodness makes it even prettier. Love it!!

    I do like to make cards as much as possible because I enjoy sending them. So when I sit down to craft, I like to crank out several cards at a time. Some weeks life gets in the way and I don’t do any crafting, but if I were to guess, I think I spend about six hours a week.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJuly 20, 2015 - 2:08 pm

    Good morning Becca, another beautiful gem!!!
    Time in my craft room? Not enough now that I’m working I’m afraid!!! I do try but life
    just gets in the way!!! Maybe a couple of hours : ( if I could I’d be in there everyday : )!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Nancey ThomsonJuly 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    I enjoy your cards very much. Every month I mail ten cards out to senior ladies who enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them. Your instructions are very easy to follow. I spend no less than 30 hours a week in designing and creating my cards. I love my hobbyReplyCancel

  • Doreen JohnsonJuly 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    What a beautiful card and just the kind I like to make. It is so feminine and I love the stick pin and bows. I have made some cards like this. I spend as much time as I can making my cards…about 10 or 12 hours a week and more just prior to a sale that I am going in especially in the fall as most of my sales are held then. Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 20, 2015 - 2:26 pm

    Oh how beautiful and peaceful looking I love doing blues. I do an anniversary party every year for the people who live in our park celebrating 50,55,60,65,70+ this years it will be n all shades of blues. I make the cards, centerpieces, mementos and the decorations for the hall. This card is awe inspiring I love how you take the time to share with us. Just a couple questions for you, when do you find all this time and when is your shop going to be open on the log page?

    Always thinking of youReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    Let’s see…., when you combine “too busy to craft days” with “Binge stamping days,” I’d say it averages about 4 hours a week.ReplyCancel

  • Shari KlynJuly 20, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    I love making cards and mini albums so I spend about 10 hours a week doing something that I love. The card that you made is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca JSJuly 20, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Beautiful card! I spend a few hours a week if I’m lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenJuly 20, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Love the dies and lovely card. There are some weeks I have no time to craft and other weeks that I craft many hours it just depends on what time allows and how motivated I am. Hugs, PeggyReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJuly 20, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    It varies from week to week. sometimes I go weeks and create nothing and then I go weeks creating 2 or more cards each week. I would like to get myself in the habit of doing something each week if not day. Life sometimes has a way of getting in the way with that at times. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Carol GeigerJuly 20, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    Beautiful card! Some weeks I manage to do a lot of crafting – maybe an hour or two every day and then again, I might not do much crafting at all.ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 20, 2015 - 3:05 pm

    I don’t spend near enough time crafting, but when I do it is a marathon session then I don’t craft for awhile.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy ThompsonJuly 20, 2015 - 3:19 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Time is of the essence! Life is racing, and there is never enough time in the day to “create” as much as I would like! Some weeks fly by and “0” is done in my arts. But then I can take two to three days out of another given week, and knock out a goodly supply. Just depends on what God has in store for me… How many hours do you set aside? This is a very “telling” question, actually. Do you have a schedule or pattern with which you are able to master you time table? I’ve purposed in my heart to make time to master your bows. I do dearly love your bows!ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 20, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    Sadly, only minutes now. And most of that is thinking of what I’d like to do! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJuly 20, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Morning Becca your card this morning is one that I have cased a few times as I think it is just lovely. I would have to say I spend at least 36 hours a week crafting either with friends or by myself.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 20, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    I typically spend every waking hour creating one gift or another even though I do not know many people. I give my gifts to anyone I see who can use a pick me up and often times have been neighbors, strangers I do not even know just because I love to put a smile on someone face like I pray often times someone would do for me but rarely even happens. There is often more joy in the giving than the receiving :o). Giving is a two-fold Blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJuly 20, 2015 - 3:43 pm

    Oh my, I spend a little time almost daily creating. This is such a pretty card! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • AnnaJuly 20, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    How many hours do I spend crafting.
    Way to much time. I am my husbands carer he is blind. So I don’t work. So I am lucky enough to have all the hours in the day to fill. So I sew, needlework or make things from paper. I consider myself a fabric and paper artist. Or as my 93 yr old mom would say a fiddle faddler. Always doing something with my hands.
    Annamieke from the land down underReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 20, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I probably average about 5 hours a week. It varies widely between how busy life is to how many special occasions I have. But since I discovered your blog I seem to get alot more done in little time. You have so many beautiful ideas & inspiration that you take out most of the guess work xReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJuly 20, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    I don’t craft even one hour a week, but on average, I probably dream about crafting 20 hours a week. I’m also dreaming of when I retire so my actual weekly average can exceed my dreaming average.ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 20, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    What a beautiful card. I need to make a wedding card for next week, and I now have my muse. Thank You!! How many hours I spend crafting you ask. Between surfing blogland for ideas, hunting my stash for the ingredients, checking online stores for the ‘missing element’ ditching at least the first two attempts, and then tweaking the finished product, probably about 15 hours a week. But shhhh….don’t tell my husband! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesJuly 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Love it—my favorite color, blue, and the clever way the corner dies are placed really combine to make a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Angela TJuly 20, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    Never enough! I do try for a couple of hours a week. Perhaps tonight, I will get some time. Here’s hoping!ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJuly 20, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Hi Becca
    Love this card it is stunning.
    I LOVE my hobby, and spend as much time as I can crafting because while I am crafting I’m relaxing too. I spend about
    40+ hours a week. This is more hours than I worked for my full time job.

  • Christine MillerJuly 20, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Such a sweet card! It is obvious that you enjoyed making it!

    I teach, so if I can get in a couple of hours crafting per week during the school year, I feel like I’ve had a break. It is my custom to do a lot of scrapbooking in the summer—to the tune of a year’s worth of photos in about ten weeks—-so much more crafting time during June and July.ReplyCancel

  • Liz CrabbeJuly 20, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    I love this card. I spend all my spare time in the craft room, which is never enough time. Working full time and family commitments reduced the ‘me’ time significantly. I so enjoy my craft that time goes quicklyReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 20, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    Hi Becca,

    It depends on how busy I am with my usual business but on average, I would guess I spend about 10 hours a week with my card making or paper projects. and wish it was more…. someday …ReplyCancel

  • TeresaJuly 20, 2015 - 5:09 pm

    Becca, your cards are so beautiful. This one is as lovely as all the rest.
    I spend as many hours a week in my craft room as possible. This time of year it is much less than I’d like but in the winter I pretty much do nothing else! The more I get to work with the more I want to do! LOL
    Thank you for sharing what YOU love with those of us who enjoy it as much as you do!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJuly 20, 2015 - 5:16 pm

    Love this card! I work 6 days a week so only get to craft about 6 hours a week. Wish it were more!ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 20, 2015 - 5:17 pm

    I love that card, simply beautiful !!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HaysJuly 20, 2015 - 5:39 pm

    Okay, seriously, this card is beautiful! I really don’t understand how you can come up with these layering ideas! As far as today’s comment… I have not been spending much time creating lately. I don’t know why either. Usually, I have the itch to spend a little time every day in my craft room. Sure hope that itch comes back!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 20, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    Gorgeous card today! I love the diecut!
    I spend probably 3-4 hours a week crafting. Would be more but I work full time!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 20, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    Not as many hours as I would like (love) too….some weeks none : ( Beautiful card. Always love the stick pins..ReplyCancel

  • Pam TasJuly 20, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    Hi Becca recently got this die have seen you use it and love it very handy
    for scrapbooking also.
    This card is lovely love the pin pretty colours .
    I would love more time to create like everyone else ……. I go to crop days 3
    times a month love it .
    I get in my room as often as I can I like to have organised time so I don’t
    have to keep doing other things (like housework) lol hugs xxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • RaquelJuly 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    Hi Becca gee it is day 20 it is going by so fast. I guess we are enjoying each day with such beautiful cards and all the comments by your followers. It has been a very enjoyable journey. I have to say that I try and spend 2-4 hours in my craft room either creating-organizing or just thinking of what to create.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 20, 2015 - 6:26 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca – you amaze me with your creativity and gorgeous bows!!
    I usually only manage about three hours, but sometimes I can sneak in a few extra…. depends on what else is happening in my world.

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 20, 2015 - 6:29 pm

    Becca, I love this card.
    I like the die you used.
    I have learn so much from you.
    I probably spend about 30 hours a week
    in my craft room.
    When I start Christmas cards for my family & friends
    I probably spend several days in my room.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 20, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    Obviously, it depends on the week, but usually at least 2 evenings a week and some on the weekends… maybe 8-12 hrs.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 20, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Really love this soft blue card!

    I work pretty much at a snail’s pace. I’m guessing, on average, I spend about 8-10 hours per week on card making.

    Love & blessings,

  • Sarah M.July 20, 2015 - 7:15 pm

    I love this card Becca. I don’t spend near enough time crafting these days. Hopefully that will change in two weeks…when I retire. I can only find a few hours a week right now. Thank you for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Denise's PatchJuly 20, 2015 - 7:17 pm

    Lovely card, those dies are gorgeous, and lovely sentiment. I craft a little everyday so in a week probably 30 hours. Just very relaxing. Thanks for the chance to win xxReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJuly 20, 2015 - 7:29 pm

    Beautiful card. I have made cards similar to this one for birthdays, anniversary, and changed the sentiment for sympathy. I always get compliments with this card.

    It depends on the number of birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy cards needed for any given week. The month of August, I will get to spend a lot of time in my craft room. I recently attend the Great Rubber Stamp Event in Collinsville, IL (St. Louis area) and purchased a lot of goodies that I haven’t had a chance to play with. The new dies and stamps will be “played with” during the next two weeks. Purchased my Christmas stamp and dies and will get started on them right away. I have a new granddaughter arriving the first of December so I need to make my cards and make a baby quilt and afghan by the first of November.ReplyCancel

  • KathleenJuly 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    Your card today is gorgeous. I have never kept track of the amount of time that I use to create. It can vary from 1 hour to maybe 7 or 8 hours


  • Sandi SmithJuly 20, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    I am so in awe of your ability to create so many different designs from your Spellbinders dies. I have this die, which I know is one you created. The cool crisp blue and white colors give the card an elegant summer feel. I just love it!
    As I’ve mentioned before, I’m unable to craft due to complications of injuries from a bad fall. So, I’m going back to the time when I was last able to craft. I am retired so I am able to spend a lot of time crating. I’m the type of crafter who will stay up all night to finish a layout or project. I think my time crafting would vary depending on time spent with my husband or grandchildren. I also have other health issues which interfere with my creative time but I would average between 20–40 hours a week.
    I’m really enjoying this month Becca. You are so generous in sharing your cards and I love the conversation that is going on with the various questions you’ve raised. I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s responses. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJuly 20, 2015 - 7:53 pm

    Such an “over the top” elegant card Becca. Love those corner dies! I don’t have a set amount of time that I craft and/or make cards. I have a girlfriend that comes over most every Tuesday from 9-3 and we make cards together, and then depending on my upcoming birthday/anniversary, etc. list and may spend another day or two in my woman cave stamping. No week is the same. If I see a card on-line that really inspires me, off the computer I go and back to creating.ReplyCancel

  • Sunni KymJuly 20, 2015 - 7:58 pm

    I’m lucky if I can craft one day out of the month…but boy your beautiful cards sure are inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • BerniceJuly 20, 2015 - 8:24 pm

    From 10 to 12 hours a week. More if I am working on a project.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 20, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I spend about 1-2 hours per week. Sometimes a few weeks pass before I get a chance to create. I look forward to a time when I can use the supplies I have collected. Smile.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerJuly 20, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    Since I work part time and have all the chores that all of us have I am only able to craft 3-4 hours a week. I would love to spend all day almost every day but it is not feasible right now. So I thoroughly enjoy the time I do get to craft. Another gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJuly 20, 2015 - 9:00 pm

    Since my range of friends or acquaintances is not large. I do not have too big a problem. Most times my cards would be different any way. If the weather is not good I would spend quite a bit of time crafting in a wek!ReplyCancel

  • Jo AnnaJuly 20, 2015 - 9:17 pm

    What a beautiful card; love the details. I am a sporadic stamper – since I don’t have a dedicated craft area, I get out my supplies as needed, usually at least every other week.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry AndersonJuly 20, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    I try to craft atleast 3 hours a week. Two cards made a week is big for me :)ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 20, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    how do I get mu address to you I see O won day 19 can’t wait to get this cardReplyCancel

  • Kathy RJuly 20, 2015 - 9:29 pm

    I love the beautiful card with the blue and white colors, the bow sentiment. I would have to say I probably average 4 hours a week making cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mJuly 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm

    I spend about 2-3 hours per week. Wish I could spend more!ReplyCancel

  • Carol HintermeierJuly 20, 2015 - 9:53 pm

    Just depends on what’s going on, but some weeks I am in my craft room everyday for at least 3-4 hours. Your card is beautiful. One of my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenJuly 20, 2015 - 9:58 pm

    I try to do card making a couple of hours each day but sometimes time gets away and I just can’t stop. It is so therapeutic. Thanks for making card making so fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullJuly 20, 2015 - 10:09 pm

    Hi Becca. What an beautiful card you are offering today! I so like the work that you do.
    The time I spend per week probably averages out to 10 hours or so. I no longer buy store-bought cards for any occasion. I just love receiving a handmade card so I hope others treasure the ones I send to them.ReplyCancel

  • ShaneanJuly 20, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    Beautiful card. I don’t spend nearly enough hours creating. I tell myself I’m going to stamp more often, but somehow that doesn’t happen.ReplyCancel

  • DalyceJuly 20, 2015 - 10:46 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful. I hope one day to be able to make cards like yours.
    This one is another beautiful card.
    Since I am fairly new to card making, I do not spend as much time at it as I would like. Perhaps 6-8hours a week.ReplyCancel

  • QuiltstamperJuly 20, 2015 - 10:52 pm

    Actually, the time varies each week depending on how many cards I make, since I make them as needed and create specifically for the person/occasion.ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallJuly 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm

    I am retired so I get to spend a lot of time in my craft room. I do try and create a plan like get the house cleaned then go to the craft room or do some yard work then go to the craft room. But generally I get in the craft room and start working and for get that I was going to clean house or do yard work. I figure the house and yard will be there tomorrow and just maybe I’ll tackle them.ReplyCancel

  • Rose HymasJuly 21, 2015 - 12:43 am

    I like to spend 2 -3 hours most days making cards most days – with a day or two off every week !


  • Louise RolphJuly 21, 2015 - 1:37 am

    I’ve never really taken much notice of how many hours a week I craft. I usually just duck into my craft area and do a bit of creating when I can. Sometimes for just 5 minutes and sometimes for a few hours. Might just keep tabs this week and see how much I do.
    Thanks again for sharing your gorgeous cards and giving us the opportunity to win one. Crossing my fingers for a win before the end of the month. Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon BarnwellJuly 21, 2015 - 2:13 am

    what a stunning card. I need to make a congratulations on your engagement card and this has given me some inspiration. I craft at weekends – probably 4-6 hours a week.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterJuly 21, 2015 - 2:19 am

    I love everything blue- my favourite colour, beautiful card.

    I spend at least 2 hours each day creating, sometimes I just sit in my craft room looking around and enjoy all my crafty goodies inspiration soon follows.xReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasJuly 21, 2015 - 4:05 am

    LOVE the overlapping corners!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 21, 2015 - 4:44 am

    Morning Becca, I remember this fabulous card, truly beautiful.
    I spend more time creating in the Winter months, during the Summer months I have lots of gardening to do, so the cardmaking is relegated to family Birthdays in the summer. I’ve just given my eldest Granddaughter her 30th birthday card (yesterday, 20th), it took me 3 days on and off to make it. On the 30th is my youngest Granddaughter’s 18th, so I’m now on with that on and off.
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 21, 2015 - 6:19 am

    This card looks so beautiful!
    LOVE the pearls and delicate pattern!! YUMMY!ReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterJuly 21, 2015 - 6:28 am

    Another beautiful card. I like how you take something normally a corner decoration and use it a little differently with the overlap. I try to spend a couple hours per week crafting but sometimes it is none and sometimes when really lucky it is the whole day. take care and hope you have a wonderful crafty day.ReplyCancel

  • ernestineJuly 21, 2015 - 6:34 am

    I spend as many hours as possible to craft,not only cardmaking,but thats my favorite hobby. hugs,ErniReplyCancel

  • Jessica G.July 21, 2015 - 7:15 am

    I am a teacher with a 19 month old so during the school year I can only craft about 3 hours during the week. During the summer I craft about 10 hours a week or more usually in the morning when my daughter is at daycare.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJuly 21, 2015 - 8:11 am

    I never keep track of how much I craft in a week, I would say maybe 25 or more hours. I am long retired so have all the time to do crafting when I get in the mood. Lovely card, will have a try at doing some thing like it for a have a few tie cut pcs.cut from a friends ties and been wanting to use them some way.
    Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BJuly 21, 2015 - 8:29 am

    Just got back from hospital where my husband had to have a test done and it’s cause for celebration! How appropriate the sentiment on your beautiful card Becca. Hugs Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • lorrayne ingramJuly 21, 2015 - 8:52 am

    I forgot to layer the triangles..good card time for crafting is dependant upon the real estate market being busy or not, or if I am picking berries and making jam. Minutes some weeks, winter and slower seasons more hours..:)ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 21, 2015 - 9:32 am

    Great card, Becca! I have this die and, after so many years of following you, I have just become convinced that I need a whole lot more sentiment stamps. Sometimes it takes me awhile to catch on… To your question: I spend at least 8 hours (4 one day and 4 the next) creating and making kits for my class. Between that and actually teaching the class, as well as participating and creating for my miniatures crafting (Oh, and reviewing my email subscriptions for new ideas and new products along with the accompanying tutorials), I don’t get near enough time for my personal crafting. I keep trying to let go of less important things… housework, cooking, laundry, etc. but old habits die hard. The frustration is getting to me because the craft room calls so insistently and loudly!!ReplyCancel

  • Connie PenaJuly 21, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    I don’t get to spend as much as I would like since I work full time but I would say 5-10hrs a week. :)ReplyCancel

  • barb macaskillJuly 21, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    Some weeks I only spend a few hours creating but other weeks I spend up to 60 or 70 hours or more!! Depends on how my body is feeling and what is going on in life!! I make sure that I send at least a few cards every week for no specific reason other than to brighten someone’s day!
    Love today’s beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win it!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreJuly 21, 2015 - 7:59 pm

    I love to collect paper, it seems I save some papers so long ,you know for that special card, that I never use them. I can’t bear to use some paper it’s just that their so pretty to look at. So I am always out buying more to use.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian fJuly 21, 2015 - 9:34 pm

    Not as much as I would like. It use to be about 5 now I’m lucky if I can get in 2. I plan all week what I want to get done and try and cram it all in.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne C.July 22, 2015 - 4:36 am

    Love the layers on this card. As always, your bows are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 22, 2015 - 8:07 am

    Typically at least 4 hours a week. Three hours to make a mess and one hour of inspired cardmaking.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 22, 2015 - 2:56 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Gorgeous card. I spend around 5 hours plus a week on crafting, sometimes I do not get chance of an evening after work so I have to wait until the weekends.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx