Day 23 – 30 Days of Giving

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Label and Accent along with Spellbinders Floral Assortment -
Good morning sweet friends, I have a new card to share this morning – Day 23 of the 30 Days of Giving.  A little bit of a different look for me with the bronze and cream.  The card size of 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2.  I set up a background panel using Spellbinders Framed Canvas.  On top I layered Spellbinders Floral Assortment and included the ‘hello’ from Spellbinders Sentiments 5.  I pulled two little elements from two new Sapphire Dies (teeny labels four shape and leafed flourish) – this one is called Label and Accent and it’s going to be available at

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 –  have you ever felt the joy of reading back through your own journal and seeing your own handwriting over the years?   Are you keeping a journal these days?  

Rubber Stamps:  None
Craft Paper: Coredinations, Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80 lb, Coredinations
Ink:  None
Accessories: Spellbinders Framed Canvas, Spellbinders Floral Assortment, Spellbinders Sentiments 5The Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Lace, Satin Ribbon
post-header-bottomTake care friends, thanks so so much for stopping by!!


  • eileenkatorskiJuly 23, 2015 - 10:41 am

    you can see you put your whole heart and soul in making your cards. I love all your cards .ReplyCancel

  • Carol GeigerJuly 23, 2015 - 10:43 am

    Every card that you make is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJuly 23, 2015 - 10:51 am

    It is fun to look back at past journals and to see the things that have come to pass and how my feelings have changed about them. I journal intermittently.

    Your card, with its coppery accents, is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJuly 23, 2015 - 10:59 am

    Good morning Becca, another beautiful gem it’s delicious!!!
    I kept a journal until my beloved George passed and now and again I will get them out they make me laugh and cry it’s so hard sometimes I just wish George was here to see his grand daughter and grandson but I know he’s looking down on both of them!!!
    God bless you Becca
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 23, 2015 - 11:01 am

    Wow, Becca, this card is absolutely stunning! Sadly I don’t keep a handwritten journal, although I do type up travel journals while I am away for long periods and email them to my friends who have specifically asked me to include them.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJuly 23, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Beautiful, as always. I can’t wait for the new Sapphire dies!
    I’m not keeping a journal, but I recently sorted through some old family photos and things my mom kept from our early years. My handwriting from school days is almost the same as it is now. Fun going through these boxes… full of memories!ReplyCancel

  • WendyJuly 23, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Hi Becca, another stunning card, gosh I wish I had your talent and imagination. I also wish I had your stash of cutting dies. Looking forward to tomorrows blog

  • Pattie JnsJuly 23, 2015 - 11:31 am

    a beautiful, beautiful card. I love how you put together so many different dies, a get gorgeous layouts, to inspire and bring joy.
    I don’t keep a pacific journal. but do have notes on different studies I have taken. It is amazing how hand writing has changed, goes along with life’s situations in your life, and even age. I can see different emotions within the writings, and I am certainly not an expert….have a good day.ReplyCancel

  • judy smedleyJuly 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

    Love the card. No time for journaling- however – I have always wished I felt like I had the time too.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 23, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Hi Becca
    Wow your card is scrumptious i love .
    Sadly i don’t journal in a book any more ,however i journal in my Scrap books then the grandchildren can see all the happy times we had together in years to come .
    God bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 23, 2015 - 11:43 am

    Oh Becca this card is stunning – love the bronze!! And no, I don’t keep a journal – have never felt like I had the time.
    Thank you for the inspiration and the wonderful way you look at dies!ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJuly 23, 2015 - 11:43 am

    Hi Becca, Beautiful card. I do not keep a journal but do keep all cards with notes that are handwritten. Thank you for your generosity by sponsoring such a nice month long giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 23, 2015 - 11:44 am

    Such a beautiful card and die. Thanks for sharing. I REALLY wish I kept a journal starting with the first day of marriage. My husband is always telling me I never ever cut the grass in the past and I never did such and such. If I kept a journal then I could show him in black and white that I did for many years. There were also some important things that I always thought I would remember every detail but can’t remember now. I wish I kept a journal of the things my mother and father told me about when they were young and about their family. Now there is no one on either side to gather this information. I am so sorry I didn’t do a journal.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra spainJuly 23, 2015 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful card. Haven’t kept a journal for a while…still have some from years gone by though. XxReplyCancel

  • DK KeelsJuly 23, 2015 - 11:47 am

    I have never kept a diary or journal. My handwriting is always reflective of my state-of-mind at the time.ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 23, 2015 - 11:48 am

    I have never kept a journal and don’t know if I ever will. back a zillion years ago, when I was a teen I had a diary. I was probably 12 or 13 when I first got it and I wrote things in it for a little while. that’s 2 days maybe three then for the next few days I wrote same thing … then maybe onece a month for a couple of months then I didn’t write anything in it for at least 4 years. I was going to get a new one but that one had only a few pages used and it was a different time of year. I thought for sure i’ll keep up with it … well reality is I did just about the same as the first time. I think when I finished college and was moving out I found it and read it and laughed at what I had written and how studious I had been in keeping up with it. at that point I threw it away. that may be the only thing I actually threw away with out nagging. I learned from that that I probably wouldn’t write in one again. so far so good after 35-40 yrs I haven’t started one. I pondered writing a book but that would turn into a short story as I would bore myself!

    beautiful card today and those colors are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 23, 2015 - 11:49 am

    I do not keep a journal. My Grandmother kept a dairy all of her life and her wish was that they would be destroyed when she died. My Uncle’s wife read through them. So if you want your thoughts private better keep them to yourself.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 23, 2015 - 11:52 am

    Oh, I just love this card. Everything becomes more beautiful with your touch.

    Now for your question, I hate to tell you this – I hate reading anything I wrote in the past! I no longer journal at all! I have gobs of letters and journals from when I lived overseas and have, in fact, made plans to burn it all up this summer as soon as the burn ban is lifted out here!ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyJuly 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

    I do Project Life and that’s
    like a journal, but with
    pictures! I do enjoy looking
    back at past journal-ling and
    remembering what was going on.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterJuly 23, 2015 - 11:59 am

    Love, love, love the bronze. Very rich! I never have kept a journal so I don’ t have anything to look back on but once in awhile I come across something a wrote in elementary or high school and I really like the way my handwriting has progressed.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    SUCH A LACY CARD today, Becca!!! JUST LOVELY!!! ;)

    I have seen my handwriting over the years, looking back… It doesn’t make me feel one way or another really. LOL But, I do keep a Prayer Journal.ReplyCancel

  • EllenJuly 23, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    I love every card you make and you give me the inspitation to make a new card. I love to do it always and make people happy!
    XX EllenReplyCancel

  • RosieJuly 23, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    I have journaled intermittently but do write in my medical book for both me and my husband. Interesting how handwriting has changed. Love your card, BeccaReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJuly 23, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    I do not keep a journal as of date. I might be thinking of doing one since I’m getting older and would like to leave something for my kids!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJuly 23, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    My immediate thought when I opened the post was “Wow this is different” but not in an unpleasant way. I’m just not used to seeing the bronze. The more I look the more I like it. I don’t keep a journal but when I look back over handwritten stuff over the years m handwriting hasn’t change over the last 40 years. Recognisably me! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    wow…really liking the bronze and cream…and the new dies…checking my wallet…sigh, nope, not yet! lOL. Nice card, Becca, Like this one…sends all kinds of ideas spinning off in my head! Thanks!
    I don’t keep a journal much any more…indonhave the ones I used to keep, though. one thing I do notice as I (very occasionally) read back what I have written before…is how present I can feel back in the moment when I do read those kinds of things. A few months ago I was going thigh some old files and found some decades old things I had written when I made the decision to start seeking to adopt a child. I was a young pastor, single, but I knew I wanted a child…and so I started a file “Dear Daughter”. Little did I expect then I would be blessed with a son as well, and it took nearly 18 years to come to fruition, but I am so glad I have those letters now. I think I am going to pull them together, re-write them on vellum and create a book for her for Christmas. At the present, she is 18 and has been unsafe for herself and for us to live at home for over three years. Giving thanks for her, passing the written word along….
    Thanks again Becca….JoniReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 23, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    I found my 8th grade diary (circa 1964…) and that was freaky. Haven’t journaled since then…. Although I love cursive writing, I only get to use it on notes, letters and envelopes these days….ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.July 23, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    I do not keep a journal. This is a beautiful card…thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJuly 23, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    Love the way you layer different design elementsReplyCancel

  • Nannie AnnieJuly 23, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Beautiful card today. Must catch up on some I have missed.ReplyCancel

  • bunnyJuly 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    This card is beautiful. It actually looks like leather and lace. I kept a journal for almost a half of a year. I started it January 1, 2000. Y2K, remember that? Hah! Something bad happened in one of the months and the joy of journaling was lost for the remainder of the year. But, what was there seemed to be full of family and food. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, all kinds of celebrations. I described what we had at every meal. Back then a meal wasn’t served unless it had homemade biscuits or cornbread. We are an eating family when we get together. It was fun to remember.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth LambosJuly 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Almost missed today’s post, got caught up in making baklava. Another gorgeous card today! I’m not one for journaling, never really like my handwriting.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJuly 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    I used to keep journals when I was young and I still have one from high school. Haven’t looked at it in years. I also have three sets of ‘love’ journals which I’ve kept. Interesting to see how intense my emotions were when I was younger.
    Beautiful card. Different look for you, yes, but I like to see that occasionally from you. It’s nice. :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BauderJuly 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    I never thought about keeping a journal. I noticed from other items my handwriting has changed over the years.ReplyCancel

  • Sheetal ShahJuly 23, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    Hey…yes…i do have journals. My handwriting were famous in my school and college. I have improved in these many years. But still I like to read the pages of journal with artistic handwriting of mine.
    i love your today’s card…beautiful as always. .ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 23, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    No, at the present I do not keep a journal. I used to as a teen. There are times when I wish I had kept it up. Maybe I’ll start back! Love your card gift for today. Exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 23, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    I´m blown away once again with the beauty in your gorgeous work here Becca. Such an awesome card, and as always just pure beauty.
    Yes I have actually quite often read back through old journals, and also enjoyed it a lot, but not exactly my own handwriting, as I feel, it´s got worser over the years, where we don´t use handwriting much anymore. And today it´s a big problem, because I´m of the old school, where we use the old handwriting, and none of my grandkids can, and even my kids have problems reading this kind of writing, so when I writwe to them, I most times writ it on the computer and print it out then, but I think, it´s a biiig pitty, that the handwriting this way get lost, because of this, cause nothing can compare to a handwritten note. I don´t write journals anymore, only if it´s some of these funny expiriences with the grandkids, that I´ll love to remember later on in life, then I have a journalingbook, that I write those episodes down in, but else not, I´m afraid.ReplyCancel

  • KTJuly 23, 2015 - 1:15 pm

    When my kids were growing up, I kept a daily journal and my handwriting did evolve from a more precise form of cursive to a quicker less impressive form! Now, I’ve simplified and keep only a gratitude journal.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseJuly 23, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    I don’t keep one, but I should. I recently came across a book of poems I had written and collected in high school, 35 years ago! I was laughing at how much my friends and I romanticized love and relationships (as if we knew ANYTHING then!)lolReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaJuly 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Unfortunately, I’ve never kept a journal. My handwriting now is more half printing. I really should get back into calligraphy.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 23, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    Hi Becca. Love todays beautiful card. I used to keep a diary when I was at school, and had fun reading through them a couple of years ago when my parents found them in their loft. They’re now safely stored away in my loft along with handwritten letters and notes that my friends and I used to send each other :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Arielle BerceauJuly 23, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    I love my handwriting in old journals…but hate reading back on some of the dumb stuff I did!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 23, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    I’ve kept a journal throughout all the years we’ve been married. It started out as a daily memo for all expenditures then I began adding notes of the daily happenings. Now it’s mostly for logging any craft purchases which especially helps when I need to do a price check on a craft item or two. Reading through these books causes moments of reflection of that day, the thoughts I was thinking or planning and I can remember exactly what was going on and why. It seems almost like yesterday.ReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 23, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    That’s such a pretty card and I really like the Floral Assortment die. I have never kept a journal but I do know that my handwriting has changed over the years.ReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattJuly 23, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    I journal only when we vacation or doing things I don’t want to forget, otherwise I don’t journal very often, but do go back and read the journaling I have done in the past. The card today is very beautiful and interesting in that it is different somewhat to your usual cards. Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    Love your color combination today. Never thought of bronze before. It’s beautiful. Don’t keep a journal now but did as a teenager. When I look back through my handwritten recipes and notes about my kids as toddlers I hardly recognize the tidy, uniform handwriting. Today it’s large and rather jerky.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 23, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    I have enjoyed reading over stuff I have wrote from a while back, but I do not keep a journal daily or other wise. I do not really have the time now but maybe one day in the future for my son or grandkidsReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 23, 2015 - 1:50 pm

    Yes I have, and have been amazed at their poinience and how well written they have been! I have never kept a journal every day. But I try to keep them during trying times of my life. It helps me to concentrate on things that I must understand.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine S.July 23, 2015 - 1:51 pm

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card as per usual.
    I’ve never gotten into the habit of keeping a journal on my life. The only thing I’ve ever journaled is notes on my garden and I kept this up for a few years then gave it up.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.July 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

    No I don’t have a journal but have read back through old letters.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

    Another gorgeous card, you will never cease to amaze me. I love,love this cardReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillJuly 23, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    HI Becca,Love your card. It is just beautiful.
    I have never kept a journal but love going back through old cards that where given to me from my family.I’ve never had the heart to throw they out.God bless.

  • Kristine VencelJuly 23, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    Hah! I have a journal I received maaaaannnnnyyyy years ago. It has one entry in it! I never even kept a diary in high school. What I used to do was scrapbooking in high school.
    I found several books I had made in HS when we went to sell our home in IL. We had lived in that home for 32 years, purchased it brand new when our boys were very young. We were totally downsizing, & happened to sell our home in 4 days! The buyers wanted a quick closing, so we purged, purged, purged! Was unable to keep many things at that time in such a short time frame. Managed to keep a few pages from those scrapbooks before I got rid of them.
    It was so interesting so look through those books! First of all, I didn’t remember making them. Secondly, I can’t believe how thorough I was in their design. (Think obsessive in this spot, lol) Yes, my taste has changed, and so have the tools & products available. But for a young person, they weren’t half bad! I do wish I could have saved more things in that move, but maybe it was for the best.ReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerJuly 23, 2015 - 2:08 pm

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me! Your creative mind must be
    creating all the time! Your card is GORGEOUS! Love all the
    beautiful elements you put together for this card. Thx for sharing
    your wonderful talent with us!

    It’s amazing that you asked the question about journals. I just ran across
    an old journal that I started many years ago……I was amazed at what I
    wrote and that my handwriting was so steady and neat! Not anymore….LOL!
    Hugs, PatReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherJuly 23, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    My left handed penmanship has changed over the years. I am not currently keeping a journal. My Mother-in-law keeps my handwritten letters so that is a little like journaling our lives. :-)

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win one of your beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 23, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    Sadly I destroyed the journals that I kept in high school – I’ve kicked myself many times. I have been keeping a journal of sorts in my Franklin planner, and it is fun to read back over the entries to read about things I’d forgotten I’d done.ReplyCancel

  • Raya r.July 23, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Another beauty Becca! You are an inspiration! I do not keep a journal.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm

    Your card is beautiful. love the copper accents.
    I do not journal, but years ago – and I mean over 40 years ago, I wrote letters to my boyfriend as we were both away at school. He kept them all and now years later,we have reconnected as friends and he sent them all to me so I could experience them now. What a treat it was . Made me wish I had kept the ones he had sent to me.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 23, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    Hi Becca. What lovely card. I don’t journal and notr do I have any from my youth. They must have got binned years ago now!ReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenJuly 23, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    Lovely card! I keep a journal off and on and I can see my handwriting change depending on my writing utensil. The smaller the nib, the better my handwriting!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    Yes, I DO keep a journal, and have since I was preteen! And I have looked back over the years, and have noticed how my handwriting has changed! It’s amazing, the difference!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    I’ve kept a journal on and off for six years, since my cancer was diagnosed. I enjoy reading it, and remembering things I had forgotten.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJuly 23, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    Morning Becca, this card is very different from you, Thought I hadn’t seen it before,and no wonder its a new one.
    No I have never kept a journal except on one holiday and yes it surprised me when I read it back.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJuly 23, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    another beauty!! I have never kept a journal.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 23, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    No journal but look at different papers, etc. to see that really my handwriting hasn’t changed much. My mother was a stickler for penmanship and guess I couldn’t get away with much with her, so have always tried to maintain (Palmer method) perfect penmanship. It also helps sometimes when cardmaking at least with the signature if not used anywhere else on the card.
    Yes, this is definitely a “little different” but you can still see the “Becca” style there, with the layers, frills and bow! Love the copper accent!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Mary DavisJuly 23, 2015 - 2:54 pm

    I looked through several journals from many years ago when my kids were very young. I did enjoy looking back at these happy times and sometimes I would like to be there again. I no longer keep a journal thinking that it would be very boring now.
    Your card today is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm

    Yes! For years (since about the age of 15) I kept a spiritual journal recording my journey of faith. But, not long after my dear mom passed away I began to slack off on writing in it. Then I started homeschooling my 3 kids (2009) and have not written in it since! Time is an absolute luxury commodity in this season of my life. But I have on odd occasions read back through those pages and have seen the benefit of recording thoughts and prayers and experiences. I really must try and find time somewhere to jot down a few things. To think there’s a whole season of my life left unrecorded now! Another beautiful card with some really pretty new dies.ReplyCancel

  • Myrtle J in VA USAJuly 23, 2015 - 3:10 pm

    I don’t keep a journal but I do get pleasure from flipping through photos/examples of cards and projects that I have made. While I am satisfied with all my work, I am pleased when I see the progress that I make.

    LOVE your card, Becca! I like the color combination.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 23, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    WoW! This card is amazing. Thank you for designing such a perfect piece of art!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 23, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    You are right Becca, it is different from your usual cards in colour and design BUT it is really beautiful – in a class of its own.
    How many times have I started a diary over the years but never had the discipline needed to continue for more than a fortnight or so! Who’s sorry now?ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJuly 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Your card today is really beautiful.
    I used to keep a journal religiously, but in later years it’s more quick notes for each day. It’s funny but I was hunting for something last week and found a journal I’d kept when I was 14 and in a Sanatorium for a year. I read it and you know what, the memories flooded back and I was transported back. That was nearly 60 years ago!!!
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJuly 23, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Such a pretty card Becca, the dies look so pretty – thank you for all your links etc x x xReplyCancel

  • linda boyceJuly 23, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Hi Becca love the card very different it looks like a pocket ,lhave always kept a journal and still do, my writing has not changed much over the years and l am now 63 hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Ann ToppJuly 23, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Thank you Becca for all your wonderful cards every one is a gem. You give us all so much inspiration and I have truly enjoyed the 30 days of giving series. Keep the good work up. Love AnnReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 23, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    You really are treating us each day, Becca! Lovely card!
    Have to admit that I don’t keep a journal. It is a habit that I didn’t ever get into, but I now have some regrets about it.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 23, 2015 - 3:34 pm

    I really like this card.
    The different look still show off your talent
    I have read thru a journal that I kept when
    I was a teenager & a young women.
    I don’t keep a journal now
    It seems there is not enough time to write in one.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 23, 2015 - 3:34 pm

    I no longer keep a journal (diary in my days!) but when I look back to the one I kept in the 60’s and 70’s it is amazing the things I had forgotten! And my journaling in scrapbooks keep the family history continuing.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJuly 23, 2015 - 3:46 pm

    I keep a memory book of only a few very important things when they happen so I do not forget. No everyday observations, no wishes, no disappointments. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Yvonne WeberJuly 23, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Great card. Love the bronze and the “flap” on it. So different. As for a journal, I have never kept one and don’t have one now.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieBJuly 23, 2015 - 3:55 pm

    I used to keep a journal and then I stopped. My journal was when I was very unhappy and no one to talk to you. I am happy now days….but I still read my journals to remind myself how far I have come.

    gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm

    Hi Becca,

    WOW! Stunning card, so love the combination of colours on this one. Journal? Well I have to admit I have never done it but I did once look back on my old school books and thought my handwriting was better back then to now lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 23, 2015 - 4:01 pm

    I don’ keep a journal. Another beautiful card. Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne C.July 23, 2015 - 4:06 pm

    Lovely card. Great sentiment and flourish. I like the elongated look of the sentiment. It draws the eye.
    I’m keeping a weight journal at the moment. Other than that, I have never kept a diary or journal as a young girl. Since my mother’s passing 2 years ago, the family has been cleaning the attic and we have found our grade school notebooks that my mother kept. My book was from the first grade;it was cursive writing. The letters are huge. Thanks for the memory.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 23, 2015 - 4:08 pm

    I started keeping journal for my first 2 great grandbabies. That is as far as I got.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJuly 23, 2015 - 4:13 pm

    No I haven’t gotten into journaling. I tried to write in a diary when I was younger. I never wrote what I truly felt because I was always worried what if someone found it and read it. LolReplyCancel

  • Cyndy WJuly 23, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Yes, I keep journals. One for private thoughts, one for craft ideas yet to be made, and one for folks that I have made cards/projects for along with pictures etc to jog my memory. Couldn’t live without them personally. Something I have learned–positive thoughts make for much better reading later on so I save those thoughts and discard any negative ones I might write. Becca, this card is so striking–love the contrast and I’m gonna case this one for my sister’s birthday coming up! Thanks for the inspiration! :)ReplyCancel

  • Adaline CooperJuly 23, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    Yes, I have read over some past journals and reading what was going on during that time in my life. Reading my high school journal was very funny to see how I was at that period in my life. No, I do not keep a journal now. Another beautiful card, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJuly 23, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    Another sweet and elegant card!
    I do read through my journal occasionally. Haven’t compared the handwriting. Just to enjoy long forgotten memories.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.July 23, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    Oh my goodness! I just totally love the card you made! It’s awesome!! I’ve never kept a journal. This year, back in January, I did start writing in a journal things I’m thankful for. I had the intention of daily, then it went to weekly, then….well you get the picture–LOL! I do still write in it occasionally. I think in time it will be interesting to go back and read what i’ve written. I’m sure enjoying your questions! :)ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 23, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    What a stunning card! So original and a different style for you. Yes, I do keep a journal and I like reading back over it – not so much for taking note of my handwriting, though. Guess I will do that, now that you’ve mentioned it!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 23, 2015 - 4:26 pm

    how Beautiful love the envelop look. you always make Stunning cards thanks for sharing with us. I don’t keep a Journal but I do see my writing when I was a kid I did have a diary but stopped that when I started work.ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 23, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    I have never kept any kind of journal, but it would be very interesting to look back on something like that. I positively love the card today that gold and bronze is a very classic look.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 23, 2015 - 4:39 pm

    Love your layering on this card!
    Never have kept a journal, and never have liked my handwriting, although I have always gotten compliments on it!ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 23, 2015 - 4:41 pm

    I don’t journal, but I have started a notebook where I write all the quotes, sayings, and words that I have scribbled on bits and pieces of paper, thinking they would work well on cards. And I keep finding those bits and pieces of paper everywhere! The handwriting has definitely changed. I hope my daughters will one day enjoy reading thru it later in life.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 23, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    I have not kept a journal for many years, not since I was a little girl. I am not sure where they are, but I think it would be fun to read them. Every once in awhile, my mother finds something from my childhood, a card or a drawing, and it is always fun to try and figure out what I was thinking at the time they were created.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 23, 2015 - 5:03 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Just when you think you cards can’t get anymore prettier you go make this gorgeous card. It is stunning!
    I have not kept a journal since my school days. I was always too scared that somebody may read my most inner thoughts. But I do love looking back on old photographs & wonder “what was I thinking?” Lol I do wish however I had kept some of my of school books still.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 23, 2015 - 5:11 pm

    I have enjoyed reading back through journal and seeing (in some cases) how I’ve matured. In some cases, I’ve gone backwards and that’s not so fun to read. :/ I’m not keeping a journal now….I should be.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HaysJuly 23, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    I have never kept a journal. I tried… once. I felt totally stupid writing things down. Just not a journal gal I guess. Have to comment on today’s card. Unbelievable! You have such a gift with your visions. HOW… do you come up with these?!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJuly 23, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    I do not keep a journal. But I have seen some handwriting I have done in the past. With my age my handwriting is not as good due to my arthritic hands. So I usually use the computer to print messages but always add a tiny note in my own handwriting.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BillardJuly 23, 2015 - 5:36 pm

    Oh my Becca this is so beautiful! I am not really a journal girl. I have kept journals while on vacations though. Hugs, Rebecca !ReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersJuly 23, 2015 - 5:36 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I never cease to be amazed at your creativity and your beautiful work and today you have excelled. It gives me inspiritaion every time.
    Thank you

  • Sandi SmithJuly 23, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    Good afternoon Becca – Your new card is so sweet and lovely! I’m excited about the new Sapphire dies and happy to see an example created by you.
    I haven’t kept a journal in the past but I am currently keeping one. I started this journal after my fall in early January of this year. This has been such a terrible accident but I’ve learned so much from it that I’ve wanted to be sure I didn’t forget this life adjusting event. At first, I was in such terrible pain that it was difficult to focus on anything but so many things were happening and I was experiencing so many emotions that i wanted to remember them. While I would never want to go through this again, I have learned a great deal about myself and my faith. I have serious potential health complications as a result of this accident so I’m especially thankful that I will be able to look back through my journal to remind myself of this journey and help me remember how much I have accomplished.
    Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • RonnyJuly 23, 2015 - 6:06 pm

    I have done that, but not very much because I can’t seem to keep a journal for very long. I used to when a teenager and still have that(diary) somewhere, but it is so silly to read now about all the drama of boyfriends. Wouldn’t want my kids to read it! Another bit of journal I have was about the time my youngest was getting ready to leave home and be married. So interesting to read these things back after many years, don’t know why I can’t seem to be consistent at it.ReplyCancel

  • CheriJuly 23, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    Many years ago as a young widow w/two small kids, I kept a journal, and years later read it…..I didn’t realize I could write such eloquent poetry LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerJuly 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm

    I do not and have never did a journal. My handwriting has actually improved over the many years. The older stuff I see shows how hard I was trying to write and now, being more relaxed in life, it flows much nicer. Another gorgeous card and again thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Beth PJuly 23, 2015 - 6:13 pm

    Love the different card Becca – copper and cream, new dies and that bow just so beautiful; once again.

    My handwriting has deteriorated over the last few years but if I really take my time I can make a presentable job of my messages in cards otherwise I use the computer for most letters etc.

    Thanks again Becca for your willing heart in sharing your talents with us all.ReplyCancel

  • Laura PapercutsJuly 23, 2015 - 6:24 pm

    No…don’t keep a journal. But it has been fun to read thru my old high school year book!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mJuly 23, 2015 - 6:37 pm

    Yes, I kept a journal and re-read it tears later. It was amazing to see how i grew, the joys, the anxieties. Today, I do not keep a journal but I do enjoy communicating thru my cards, emails, texting, and the social media tools.ReplyCancel

  • PamJuly 23, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    No, I haven’t kept a journal since high school.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry AndersonJuly 23, 2015 - 6:59 pm

    I don’t keep a journal, however I do keep as many envelopes and assorted pieces of paper that has my Grandmother’s handwriting (her favorite bible scriptures). She has alzheimer’s now, so I really treasure them.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 23, 2015 - 7:07 pm

    Ok now, time to win one of your lovely cards for the time is coming to a close end. Maybe tomorrow!!! No, I have never felt the joy of reading back through my own journal and seeing my own handwriting over the years. I am not keeping a journal these days and only in junior high school did I ever keep a diary. I distroyed it some thiry years later without ever rereading it. Sometimes the past needs to be left in the past.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJuly 23, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Hi Becca no I don’t keep a journal since I had to journal my daily goings on
    during a nasty divorce and separation for the courts and police.
    It was a bad case of domestic violence and strangely yesterday I came across
    the paper work started to read it and forgot how bad it really was .
    That’s because I have a good marriage now to a good man and have moved on!!!
    scrapbooking is my way to journal now .
    Your blog is such a good space and to read the other ladies notes is so uplifting
    and quite comical at times.
    Love the new look wouldn’t matter what you do we love it XXX. Well done to the winners !ReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 23, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    I have never kept a journal but have old letters I wrote. My handwriting hasn’t changed much over the years. Another very nice card. Thank you again.ReplyCancel

  • April S.July 23, 2015 - 7:26 pm

    Yes, my handwriting has gotten worse! I do not keep a journal right now. Really pretty card! Love those dies!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJuly 23, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    Lovely card again today! I don’t keep a journal but sometimes wish I had!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 23, 2015 - 7:35 pm

    Actually, I do NOT journal…but I do enjoy looking back over cards I have made in the past 10 years that I either still have because of a ribbon winner at the State Fair, or pictures of cards I have mailed off/given away. They have a story in themselves!
    Lovely card Becca!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Mary Jane SJuly 23, 2015 - 7:59 pm

    I’m not a journal keeper but I do have samples of my writing from years back which are interesting to read in terms of changing interests.ReplyCancel

  • Pat GJuly 23, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    My journal has many gaps, the last one is 7 years! I guess I just get busy. But my hand writing has gotten better with time. I guess I am slower as I age and take the time to do it right. This card is just fantastic, you are such an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • Ava MariaJuly 23, 2015 - 8:12 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What another beautiful card. I will be looking out for the new sapphire dies as they are so sweet. I tried starting a journal this past May as I turned 60, but then life got in the way. I look at my inspirational journal every evening, but could not bring myself to start. But you know what? Tonight’s the night and I thank you for the inspiration. Continue the beautiful cards — from the past and present. You really have a sweet way of expressing things and I love it.ReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNJuly 23, 2015 - 8:27 pm

    Another beautiful card! Love it! Never have journaled but admire those that do!ReplyCancel

  • JudyBJuly 23, 2015 - 8:27 pm

    Pretty card Becca. I don’t keep a journal because i don’t have the discipline to keep up with one. I do however have some recipe cards from school and boy has my handwriting changed. It’s fun to look back and see how you did things back then.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJuly 23, 2015 - 8:31 pm

    Beautiful card with all that gorgeous lace strip and added pearl drops. Someday I hope to make cards as beautiful as yours. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • MyraJuly 23, 2015 - 8:32 pm

    I’ve never done a journal. I did have a diary when an adolescent but I don’t think that counts. I can’t wait until these dies hit Joanns.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M.July 23, 2015 - 8:35 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca. Your talent has no end. I have never kept a journal but my handwriting has changed over the years.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RJuly 23, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    Gorgeous creation! I have never done a journal but I know my handwritting has changed alot over the years!ReplyCancel

  • BerniceJuly 23, 2015 - 8:50 pm

    Yes. I find comfort from seeing how my life has evolved by going back down memory lane. I can see changes in my hand writing thru the years.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 23, 2015 - 9:19 pm

    I have not really journaled since I was in my teens, and I was an angry teen, so those books are long gone! I do keep brief notes a
    in a diary now, but mainly as a record to write letters to family from.
    Love your card today Becca

  • GinnyJuly 23, 2015 - 9:28 pm

    When I was a kid, I had a diary, but just about anything from my childhood is long gone. That’s by choice, as my childhood was not very happy. As far as journaling today, I had a Caring Bridge site for my late husband, and I have a blog, but of course those aren’t written by hand. I do know that my handwriting has deteriorated over the years, at least when I write for any length of time since my hand and arm fatigue quickly. Computers are much easier!ReplyCancel

  • lorrayne ingramJuly 23, 2015 - 9:29 pm

    No journals. Per se…I will journal scripture. I had once journaled, decided I was not going to keep it, that was the when I am studying and God brings His Word to my heart, I journal that scripture and what I found out about the word search to make sure I have the intended understanding of the passage. :)ReplyCancel

  • BettyJuly 23, 2015 - 10:43 pm

    Hi Becca! Your card is gorgeous! I don’t keep a journal- maybe I will one day.
    Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.July 23, 2015 - 11:03 pm

    I used to keep a diary as a child/teenager. I usually keep a journal when i go on a holiday, it comes in very handy when i want to make a photobook/scapbook later.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJuly 23, 2015 - 11:11 pm

    Well to be honest, I don’t journal at all. But I can say it’s awfully comforting to look back at cards that I’ve saved from my mom and dad and see their writing. It’s amazing how beautiful their penmanship is, it’s a lost art that isn’t being be taught to our children these days.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BJuly 24, 2015 - 2:27 am

    Hi Becca, What an amazing card ! Gorgeous. No I don’t journal. Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • CaronJuly 24, 2015 - 2:38 am

    Lovely card, so stylish. Have never had time to keep a journal though used to make scrapbooks when my children were young. xxReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 24, 2015 - 3:03 am

    This is a really pretty card. I haven’t seen any of the Sapphire dies yet. Will have to check my Joann’s soon.
    No I do not keep a journal – probably because I do not like my own hand writing. I wish that I had though, as I think it is really a cool idea to keep for others to read when you are gone. My husbands grandmother kept one with entries only on the holidays and special occasions for over 20 yrs and it was so interesting to read. It is a cherished item in our house.ReplyCancel

  • Louise RolphJuly 24, 2015 - 3:11 am

    I’ve never been a journal keeper over the years. I’ve thought about it a number of times but just haven’t actually kept one. But I love different types of notebooks and have a great (insert large) collection of them – and I do use them, just not as a journal. thank you for sharing the beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Janet GoshornJuly 24, 2015 - 3:48 am

    I love every one of your cards. Thanks for the opportunity to winReplyCancel

  • carol haydenJuly 24, 2015 - 5:11 am

    Yes, I have looked back at my handwriting and have made a comment.. “Did I write that” I’m mainly talking about when I would practice my callagraphy.

    My Mother always wanted to do a table cloth with all of our handwriting on it…For some reason or another it never happened.

    I must say Becca—your cards are truly stunning!!! WOWReplyCancel

  • dorothy harrisonJuly 24, 2015 - 5:48 am

    Wow!!! This card took my breath away! Whatn incredible card!
    I kept a diary many years go and have found it bittersweet at times. I have a kept a craft journal at all, or a life journal for years. I do you keep a journal on Sunday morning of notes at church. those are sometimes interesting to go back and read what was being preached, but also my own comments about my own life and my walk. It’s also proved helpful when we need a date of things that happened for the church! And you’re right back up, my handwriting has changed and morphed and changed back over the years.ReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterJuly 24, 2015 - 5:55 am

    Another very beautiful card. Thank you. I do not keep a journal but find my hand writing not only changes over time but with mood as well.ReplyCancel

  • Connie CrandallJuly 24, 2015 - 8:15 am

    Such sweetness in this card! I have been journaling for some time and sometimes go back and look at them – my handwriting is definitely not improving! I keep a daily journal of sorts just to keep note of things I’ve done, where I’ve gone, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BJuly 24, 2015 - 8:26 am

    Another gorgeous card. I have never kept a journal. I think my handwriting is horrible and would not want anyone to have to read a journal that I had written. Thank you for doing this 30 day give away. It has been inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Niki WinchellJuly 24, 2015 - 9:33 am

    I have to confess, I do not keep a journal. It’s fun, though, to look back through some of the cards in my stash, and some of the art classes I’ve taken.

    I really like the bronze on this card. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandJuly 24, 2015 - 9:50 am

    Every 10 years I get another 10-year diary. What I notice going over the entries of previous entries is how much I have grown over the years. My journal has been a major part of my life in therapy. I am also able to laugh quite abit about silly things I did!!!ReplyCancel

  • ReginaJuly 25, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    Are some of the sentiments your originals? Just love them ALL

  • GretchenJuly 31, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    Another masterpiece, I’m catching up on posting comments, I was able to see most of your cards while I was gone last week, but the internet was not like being in the woods!I do believe this card is a little out of your whelm, not meaning bad, but not as pink and fussy as usual, gives me lots of ideas for a manly card though. Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful works!

    Hugs and God Bless,