Good morning friends! Welcome to another Day of Giving Friday – today I have a new card to share and my post is short. I was in a shoe making frenzy during my last posts and that said – you know my motto – let nothing go to waste. I went through quite a few takes so I have a little pile of extras. I pulled one of each to pull together a card with the Ladies Shoe and the Gents Shoe together. I think its the perfect card for an anniversary, engagement or wedding.
Edited to Add: If you are a comment reader, or just need a little lift to your day. Please take a second to read through the comments being left today (and if you are so inclined, you are always welcome to share a kind word with other readers who may need it). The readers who frequent the crafting pages here are second to none and are the most uplifting and caring people I know. After I published my post, I sat down with a cup of coffee and began to reading about you. I’m inspired, uplifted and speechless.
I simply pulled together a panel that I wrapped in lace. My sentiment is computer generated and cut with Spellbinders Swallowtail Tags. I hand tied a ribbon around the panel and popped on a Gents Shoe and Ladies Shoe for a 10 minute card.
About Day of Giving Friday
Welcome new readers! Just to bring you up to speed, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.
For me being busy and being swamped seems to be bliss. Every day I’m simply amazed at how blessed my life is and I’m grateful. Today I pause to say that out loud . . . For your comment today – What are you grateful for today?
Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb Smooth, The Fine Touch – Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: S4-609 Spellbinders Gents Shoe, Lace S4-601 Spellbinders Ladies Shoe, S5-258 Spellbinders Swallowtail Tags, Satin Ribbon, Pearl BradSending hugs, I’m so grateful for you all!
What a fun card! Today I am grateful for a warm sunny day, my family and time to play with paper and paint!
WAUW what an awesome card here again Becca. I just love those shoes, and they makae such a gorgeous anniversarycard like yours here. It look sooo perfect.
What am I grateful for here today? I´m grateful, that I live in a free country, as we just yesterday celebrated the 71 year´s day from our release in WW2, and it was still very fresh in the memory, when I was born in the years after, and I still remember all the horror from that time, so I´m grateful, that we at least are free now a days, and don´t have to worry the bombs or that kind, even there´s unfortunately more and more terror comming up here too.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone.
Good Morning Becca thought I would just check in before going to bed
love your card you have done it again!!!
The shoes have got so many ways to be used I have just picked up
some more of your dies hope to have some time in my room this weekend .
It is Mothers Day here on Sunday and my Birthday next week so a busy
few day’s .
Hope the fires over in US are soon under control feeling for the people
and all involved in controlling them plus all the animals.
We had a bad season here for fires ! Hugs Pamxxxxx
Forgot the grateful !!! Grateful for life
Good Morning, Becca! Love the idea of a pair of shoes for an event card! Can you tell me what die the small embellishment with the pearl is? Have a wonderful, blessed, and rest-filled weekend!
Hi Sue, the small embellishment with the pearl is called Swallowtail Tags. There are a couple of tags, a pennant and that decorative element. I’ve linked it up in my post :-) Have a great weekend sweetie!
My husband was involved in a traffic accident yesterday, and I am grateful he suffered no serious injuries.
Oh my Christine! I’m grateful with you but wanted to let you know I’ll say a prayer for your dear guy that he gets better soon. Sending hugs!
What a beautiful card! thanks for chance to win.
Oh such a beautiful card Becca, I am just so grateful we have Hospitals with good Doctors and nurses with the equipment to find what is wrong with someone then hopefully can put it right.
Elaine H X
Today I am thankful that I live in Ontario and not Fort McMurray Alberta. My heart goes out to the people who live there. Christine
What a beautiful card! Today I am grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed on me!
Today and everyday I’m grateful to be married to the best husband in the world. He has always been there for me and our family. Right now he is going through some medical issues and it’s our turn to be strong and be there for him. Love and prayers have a way of bringing you through the difficult times.
What a lovely card and very creative too. I adore your shoe dues. They are definitely on my “must have” list.
I am thankful for my Mother. At nearly 85, she is healthy and still lives alone (with my brothers nearby to check on her). She is a woman of many strengths and is respected by all who know her. Most important of all, she loves God and has set a beautiful example of how to live a Godly life. I am so blessed to have a woman of courage and one full of love as my Mother and I am very thankful to be Faye’s daughter! I love you Momma!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Mothers!
I envy you Sandra you are so lucky hugs PAM X
I am grateful for you and all your beautiful cards. I look forward to your emails, wondering what you have created.
I am also grateful for everything I have in life, wonderful family who has always been there for me.
Your card is beautiful. I am grateful to be alive – To elaborate
I got out of bed and could not breath – my hubby called an ambulance – turns out it was a heart attack and I lost half of my lung capacity am on oxygen 24/7 but at least I’m still here
Dear Kathleen. Thank goodness for the quick thinking of your husband. I’m so thankful that you pulled through and listen to you – you’re so very positive after such a trying time. I’m sure that joy is going to make your recovery very quick!! Take care dear, you are certainly in my prayers!
Kathleen Reilly…even though I have never met you I am grateful that you are alive. It had to be such a difficult time for you and your family. Wishing you well.
Praying for you.
Kathleen you are lucky your hubby was there !
Take care all the best for a speedy recovery hugs PamXX
Hi Beccca what a lovely card …as always.Great for the coming wedding season .i am grateful for the love and support of my wonderful partner .
I am grateful for the sunshine coming in my windows right now. It’s been gray out lately!
I am grateful for the wonderful group of crafters that share their skills and crafts with us. you of course are in that group. it’s wonderful eye candy to see some of these beautiful cards. thanks.
This is a beautiful card and thank you for sharing one of them. At first I wondered how to make it all come together but you have done just a great job doing that. First, I am thankful for God’s mercy. After that my family and friends in so many ways.
Happy Mother’s Day Becca and to all your other followers.
Such a sweet card. Today I am especially grateful for my Mr. and his kindness.
Really love your card. Absolutely cute.
I’m grateful for my life, my family & a whole lot of stuff including healing from a medical condition after 11 years. On the blogging front, I’m grateful to several generous hearts who have enabled me to continue with my passion for crafting by hosting giveaways or sending me supplies as RAK as supplies are unavailable here.
OMG, I’m getting these dies today from a store in the area and can’t wait to try this. You are “Amazing”. Hope this doesn’t cause me to yank my hair out. I am Grateful for everyday that I wake up! Blessings.
Hi Becca. Fab card as always. I still haven’t used my shoe dies yet as I am having a mega craft room sort out. Everything out of the room and scattered all over the house currently! It’s been deep cleaned and now Ive moved the furniture around a bit I need to put less back then I took out! Mmmmm…. Could be interesting. I got fed up trying to craft in a tiny space so a good clean and declutter is long over due. I am grateful that it’s Friday today! It’s been one of those weeks. Happy weekend.
What a perfect anniversary card! I’m grateful that I was able to spend last weekend with our daughter, son-in-law and their puppy. It was our daughter’s birthday and that was the first time I’d been able to celebrate with her on her actual birthday since 2008. We had a fun day of visiting 7 bookstores in an Independent Bookstore Day scavenger hunt. Perfect for us book nerds. :)
This is another example of your absolutely beautiful work! I’m grateful today for people like you who share so freely their creativity and love.
Hi Becca, what a lovely wedding/anniversary card. The shoes are fabulous!!!
I’m grateful that you are willing to share your talent with all of us. Your inspiration and creativity leave me amazed. Also, at this time of year, I’m grateful that I get to be the mother to my two wonderful boys.
Beautiful card. I’d never know that it was fast and easy by the look of it. It has great appeal. But then, that just seems to roll out of you with ease. Today I am thankful for life and family, but then that’s everyday. I thank God each morning when I awake for these gifts. I then proceed to thanks Him for other things.
Oh what a gorgeous card! These shoes are fab! Today I’m thankful for a beautiful warm sunny day so that my husband and I could sit outside to eat our lunch. Looking forward to having the family over for dinner tonight!
Doreen R from Bournemouth UK
What a cute card. I am so grateful that my DIL’s biopsy came back negative… power of prayer!
The card is fabulous…I have a wedding coming up so you’ve given me inspiration. I am grateful for so much, but especially for God’s saving grace through his son Jesus.
What a darling wedding card! I am grateful that my husband’s last f/u CT scan was good.
Beautiful card Becca! Today and every day I am grateful for the life God has given me and where he put me in this life. When you stop and think about it, I’m sure you too will have that aha moment. Read this some where on the internet, He takes us as we are and makes us more than we could ever imagine. True that! Loves Ruthie
What a great idea for using your left overs, you could make more for the up coming weeks, any of us would love to have….thanks for sharing…I’m thankful I’m getting better, lost my father up in march, then I smashed my bottom disk in my back and have a pinched nerve…
Bless you, bless you, bless you, Kathy!
As I read your comment I thought, wouldn’t it be great if Becca used her leftovers for giveaways – especially for people, like me that don’t own a die cut machine (yet!) and are always looking for embellishments. Then I read about your loss and your injury and I thought, this is precisely why Becca invited us to connect with each other. As I write this, I am praying that you are cradled softly in the loving arms of God, bringing you the support and comfort you need. All good wishes, Sandy
Those shoe dies are so cute! Love your beautiful card. I am so grateful for my incredible hubby who is everything and more than I dreamed was possible. Sending prayers to all of you for unconditional love and joy in your lives.
Another beautiful card today – thank you.
I am grateful for a happy and healthy family and for good friends.
Lovely cards made with the shoe die. I am grateful that I can still get up every morning and go walk 3 miles. Grateful for a wonderful husband. Have a wonderful Mother’s day.
I am grateful for every single day I have, grateful when you are given a second chance at Life. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!
I am grateful for my wonderful family. They mean the world to me!
You again have shown us an absolutely beautiful card! That would be so perfect for a wedding or anniversary.
I have lots to be grateful for – first that I am fairly healthy. I also have two great (and fairly healthy) kids. I also have a hobby I love that I cannot wait to get home to after a long day at work. This hobby allows me to produce beautiful works of art for friends and relatives. Not sure where it comes from but it makes me so happy, and for all that, I am very grateful.
Love your card today using your Swallowtail Tag and shoes. As I am finding more of your Wedding dies available on-line, I am truly amazed at the elaborate and multitude of wonderful dies you have created in this launch. Just stunning! I am grateful for living where I do, that I am in good health and of clear mind, that I have family and old friends and continue to make new friends, and that I can do creative art, i.e, card making, and share my art with family and friends.
Hi Beccca, this really is gorgeous and the shoes are a delight. I am grateful that my husband, following major illness last year, is starting to pick up. Still a long way to go but we can see a way forward now. God answers prayer! Hugs Christine xx
Very romantic and very detailed card, wonderfully put together with taste and elegance as always!
I am grateful for my Faith in my Lord Jesus Christ for helping me go through a very hard and emotional 2015 caused by hurts from my Husband & son and I am day by day putting my eyes on the eternal instead of the trials of this life and like Nehemiah said
“The JOY of the Lord, is my strength!”
Hang in there dear sisters in the Lord during the storms of life because that Peace that surpasses all understanding, will eventually come!
What a great card for special people.
Sorry I have not comment for a while. I do look at your posts always.
First I hurt both my wrists at Easter time. My right wrist just does not what to heal then we went to Branson MO for a while.
It was a good getaway.
Hope I can stamp soon.
That is such a charming card, Becca! I agree it would be perfect for any “couple” event. And the dies will not go out of style because there are always so many “couple” events to celebrate!
What am I grateful for today? Too many things to list! I strive to live a life a gratitude. I am grateful for everything from the beauty of the morning dew on a leaf to my salvation in Christ. I’m not as grateful for the trials in my life, but I am grateful for the lessons they teach me and the shaping of my character into becoming a more Godly woman.
I hope you, and all of your readers, have just as long a list as mine!
Your card is stunning!!! Thank you so much for your recent video on how to make the ladies shoe…just received mine yesterday and looking forward to using it! You are so clever! Today, I am grateful and thankful to still have my husband – he is on Hospice and we know our time together is short. God is so good to give us this extra time.
Spare parts sometimes make the best cards! I have so very much to be grateful about, it would take volumes to list it all. I sometimes wonder if I’m worthy of such blessings but am trying every day to earn it.
Good Friday to you Becca,
Lovely cute card today. Waiting until Scrapbook Expo to buy the shoes die along with your other new ones!
Today I am grateful for our lovely weather, health and your friendship! Have a great Mother’s Day!!
Oh, how much better each day would be if I stopped my busy-ness to reflect on all the many things for which I’m grateful! This is why I love your blog and so appreciate your tremendous heart, Becca. Your creation today and the invitation to connect with others is truly the “perfect pair”. It has made my day! Sometimes I am not all that enamored with the internet but today I thank God for all the ways the Lord has created for us to love and care for each other.
Happy Mother’s Day to you, Becca, and all my fellow readers!
Hi Becca. Oh wow I absolutely love your card, it’s stunning. Beautiful for a wedding or anniversary.
Today I am grateful for my lovely parents – tomorrow we will be celebrating their 50th Golden wedding anniversary, and I have been busy with some special surprise creations for them. To me, they are a perfect pair!
Hugs to all xxx
Good morning Becca, absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m grateful for my family and friends!!! Also I’m grateful for you and your blog!!! You are an inspiration to us all!!! Bless you Becca!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
Becca – I’ve been a follower for many a year and am currently waiting on my die to make spoon flowers. I have been making flowers from ribbons for many years but I am changing to paper…and that’s where I want to ask you something.
Can you share what type of paper/card you use for flowers….what gsm is best and malable enough for shaping.
Would be very grateful for your advice.
Thanks in advance and blessings to you and yours.
Joyce in Northern Ireland
For Jesus, my husband and son. My family helps me get by everyday and without Jesus my life would be a complete mess.
I am blessed so very much more than I deserve. Always grateful for my family.
Hi Becca, I just love your cards, I am in my seventies and I am grateful that I wake up every morning. Happy Mothers Day to you if it is MD in America. Many thanks
Rene from OZ xx
How cute is this card! I received a bundle of your dies this week & can’t wait to use them. I even searched the internet & found some of your old ones :) Unfortunately I have not purchased the shoes yet but they will be in my next shopping list.
Wow after reading some of these comments I have tears in my eyes. Sending prayers & love to all of your readers, especially the ones who need it most x
It makes me eternally grateful for everything I have.
I am forever grateful that God has blessed me with 4 healthy children & a hard working, loving husband. I am grateful for my family who are always there for each other, especially for my brother who is not as lucky as I, with a disabled young child & a wife who has to have surgery to remove a malignant lump in her breast. I pray God gives us the strength to help them through it! I am also grateful that my teenage children who make time to give their younger disabled cousin all the attention she need & would do anything for her.
Its Mothers day hear on Sunday & I am grateful I still have my mother to share it with.
I am grateful for having internet which led me to your blog in another country.
I am grateful for your amazing talent Becca & that you take the time to share it with us. You showed me how much paper crafting can be truly soothing for the soul!
The list is endless!
Wishing you & everyone a Happy Mothers Day! xox
Hi Becca a beautiful card great dies set
Such a sweet card today, Becca. Perfect for using those little pieces of gorgeous paper that you just cannot throw away.
Like lots of lovely posters on here I am grateful for life, the love of my family and wonderful friends.
I am grateful today for my family who are home safe. We had several shootings today at shopping centers that we all go to. I am grateful that I am spending this raining day taking care of my little grandson. I am also grateful to see my name was picked for your Friday Day of Giving. Love your card for today. As usual, it is beautiful.
Hi Becca, another lovely card and such handy dies to use up all the offcuts us crafters can’t bear to throw away. I am grateful for today as it is my 38th wedding anniversary. I have a wonderful husband who I adore and who loves me, two beautiful daughters and two gorgeous grandsons. I couldn’t be happier.
Beautiful card, Becca.
What a fun card Becca! I just love those little shoes!!! Today and everyday I’m so very grateful for my beautiful, amazing grandchildren. Shane is 13, Logan is 9 and Rylee, our little princess is soon to be 6!
What a beautiful card Becca! Today I am glad that I had my ultra sound on my thyroid and I am praying that all will be well. Please pray for me that I will get good news in May during my appointment.
LOVE your card!! Your shoe dies are fabulous!!! Today I am thankful for a good friend that came to me for some encouragement and she always gives some encouragement back to me!
What an awesome card. It will bring great joy to the person who gets it! Today I’m grateful for the sunshine and no wind. That might sound silly but we are into Autumn and our temperatures are much higher than usual for this time of year so we are enjoying it while we can!
As I was hanging out the wash today, I had to give thanks for the beautiful, warm, sunny day today. Then I started thinking of friends and family that are similar to our age and realized (again) how fortunate we are to have our health. So many have experienced heart attacks, surgery, etc., and we have so far escaped these. And, to make it an even sweeter day, our son and daughter-in-law are making the 2 hour drive to spend the day with us and help me in my flower beds. I am truly blessed!
Today I am thankful for a day full of crafting, a new card in my line nearly finished, a family who is supportive and a gorgeous Oregon day.
And so, so much more.
Lovely card, Ms. Becca.
Lovely card, Becca…again! I’m thankful that my husband is my best friend. We’re celebrating our anniversary this weekend.
I am so grateful that God intervened in a very messy legal situation that threatened to result in my DD and family not being able to buy the house they had signed up for – at the last minute there was a compromise agreed that went ‘all the way’ for them, and they can move in, despite the legalities not being finished.
God is so good.
Morning Becca, This card is stunning !! I got my ladies shoe dies the other day and will be using it this weekend on a Wedding card, but now that I have seen this card, I now want the gent’s shoe dies too, so that I can do a card similar to this. It is gorgeous !!
I am grateful that I woke up this morning, and I ‘Thank God’ for that, I am having trouble with my breathing at present, I love the spring/summer time but at the moment the atmosphere is so dry that it is affecting my breathing, but I mustn’t complain because I love the sunshine haha. I am also grateful that my family are all well at the moment, and my Great Granddaughter is a ‘delight’.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
What a lovely card! The shoes are just too cute and the lace and floral paper are beautiful together!
I’m grateful for a healthy family – my 2 grown kids, their spouses and 4 sweet grandkids!
Hi Becca. What a gorgeous card made from your ‘extras’ plus some pretty lace. The shoe dies are fabulous for all occasion cards. I’m just grateful for my lovely family and for the beautiful sunshine and warmth we are having in the UK. Snow last week and summer this week. Enjoy your weekend. X
Good morning lovely lady,
Oh how i love her wedding shoes and i could walk in those ones as they are nice and low, although i don’t know that my ankles and those pretty dainty ankle straps would meet somehow, lol. This is a bonny card Becca and one that any bride would be over the moon with.
My thing that i am grateful for is still being able to walk albeit on two sticks. I look around at people who are confined to wheelchairs because their legs have went on strike or totally fallen out with them and i am truly lucky. Yes i may have broken my back 3 different occasions now and have walking difficulties but i can still do it, many can’t. I realise that this probably reads strange to others but i look around and see so many poor souls that can’t do anything for themselves and more so when their brain is so intelligent and they know what is around them but their body won’t even let out one word, so you see i am so very lucky.
Take care lovely lady
love and crafty hugs
Norah (GLenochil Village, Scotland)
Oh, Becca, I have been getting such a kick out of your darling shoes recently! (pun totally intended!) This card would be perf for my folks anniversary later this year!
I’m grateful for having a day to relax and get my crafting fix gawking at lovely projects like this!
I am grateful for having had a truly wonderful mother! I think of her often but with Mother’s Day tomorrow, I get very nostalgic, wishing she was still here. She was my best friend and I didn’t always know that.
What a darling card. A cousin of mine is getting married and I offered to make all of her paper goodies as my gift to her. I just received the shoes dies and cannot wait to show her what you did with them.
My cousin was present at my Mother’s funeral this week. We just returned home last night. I did not know that grieving was such hard work, BUT…how grateful I am that my Mother, her Auntie, lived to be 104 years old. I have had many moments and many memories to sustain me. As I was giving the Eulogy and looking out over the 80+ people in attendance it occurred to me that my Mum and my Dad populated a whole city because at this moment there are 104 members in our family. And I can attest to the fact that they are all contributing members of society with love as the center core that holds us all together. Thank you Becca for allowing me to express my gratefulness for my Mum and grateful to you for the venue to do so. God Bless you! Sara
WOW Sara what a story !!! And what a Mum how proud you must be
Family is a BIG word for you lol !! how wonderful it must be to know your
Mum and Dad helped to populate in such a big way.
104 is an amazing age !!! 104 family members is HUGE hugs PamXXX
I adore your shoe dies, Becca and I love your card. Some years ago, I made a wedding card for 2 dancers who were marrying and I cut the shoes by hand. They took some time, so your dies will be perfect!
I am grateful for my faith, my family, my friends and this beautiful day.
I am also blessed by your creations, this blog and those who visit and leave comments. Within these pages, there are always those to smile for, those to uplift us, those to pray for and those to enlighten us. I never cease to be blessed by visiting with you here :o)
Anne (UK) x
Hi Becca how are you my friend. It is truly a lovely card. This card reminds me of the forthcoming marriage of my eldest grandson & his fiancee at the end of June. I am so thankful that I have got to see him grow into a wonderful man.
As four years ago my life changed forever! I was in hospital for three months & nearly died three times! I pray each day and thank God that I have another day to spend with my family & friends.
I know life has been so hard for you to Becca. You are in my prayers.
Hugs UK xxx
This is a beautiful card Becca , what a delightful gift to a new couple.
I am grateful today for the sound of birds , the heat of the sun , the time to enjoy and just being alive ! I am blessed!
Hi Becca…I’m a few days late reading this, I’ve been swamped creating Mother’s Day cards. Now that it’s come and gone I’m catching up. This card is so beautiful. I can think of several ways to use these shoes.
I lost my mom several years ago, but I think about her every day. So Mother’s Day is not so hard on me because she’s alive and doing well in my heart.
Another gorgeous card Becca and I am so grateful for my family and friends and to be home safe with them.