Day of Giving Friday: I Hold You In My Heart

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken -
Good morning friends and Happy Friday.   It has been a special week!  It was my birthday on Tuesday and I think I’m almost done with a week long celebration.   I used to dread it but now I’m definitely on the side of embracing it – I hope there are many, many more!   I find that the thing I want most is not gifts but the ‘time’ of people, friends and family I care about.  I’ve been lucky to get that, so blessed by wonderful conversation and listening that life definitely has me smiling.   It’s a short post today but I’m sharing a card that will be given away to someone whose name is picked randomly from the comments left.   If you are new to my blog – you can find info about Day of Giving on my FAQ List at #11.

For your comment share something you received special that became your one of your favorite birthday gifts.

Stamps:  Retired
: Memory Box, My Minds Eye, Bazzill
Ink: Stormy Sky Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Forest Moss Distress Ink
Accessories: Nested Medallion Label Dies, Nested Oval Medallion Label Dies, Charm Dies, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Lace, Stick Pins, Recollection Pearls, Pearl Bradpost-header-bottomAs always I’m working on several things.  I’m as slow as molasses but I’ll be back with goodies to share soon!!



  • PAM TasOctober 9, 2015 - 4:43 am

    Hello Becca happy to hear you had a lovely Birthday with the people you are close to and love ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY you are special .
    My pony when I was seven is one of my favourite ones we had such
    wonderfull times together he knew all my secrets lol
    The card is lovely the blue is gorgeous someone will treasure it XXXReplyCancel

  • Janet GoshornOctober 9, 2015 - 4:49 am

    My favorite birthday gift was from my husband – a cheap pair of large dangling earrings that are world globes – he said he wanted to give me the world for my birthday.ReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijOctober 9, 2015 - 5:00 am

    Hello Becca ,first a Happy Birthday to you.
    The card is gorgeous, love all the ellements on it.
    The colours ar just wonderful.

  • Clare WOctober 9, 2015 - 5:03 am

    Belated HB greetings Becca! Lovely card as always. I love blue. I think it has to be a die cutting machine. Enough said!ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaOctober 9, 2015 - 5:07 am

    Good morning Becca! Happy Birthday…it sounds like it was a wonderful one! I just love your beautiful blue card (blue is my favorite color). My favorite birthday gifts are the handmade ones – a card made by my grandchildren, a scrapbook made by a young friend, a bracelet my oldest grandson made for me and celebrating with my family. Those are the things I hold closest to my heart.ReplyCancel

  • JennyOctober 9, 2015 - 5:08 am

    A beautiful card from a beautiful lady.
    My engagement ring is the birthday present i most treasure.
    And in August we celebrated 40 years of marriage………..

    a belated birthday greeting Becca and many happy returns.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellOctober 9, 2015 - 5:43 am

    Its hard to say because I like most of my gifts, I do not have one that jumps out as my favorite. But I will say that my husband bought me a heart locket for my birthday after the birth of my son I loved it but no longer have it due to our house being robbed and that is some of the jewelry that was stolen. Did not replace it because could not find that same one again, my memory is all I have and that is good enough for me!ReplyCancel

  • BenteOctober 9, 2015 - 5:45 am

    Happy Birthday to you, Becca! I’m glad you had a great time with friends and family :)
    I don’t have a special birthday gift that warmed my heart more than others, but maybe the homemade ones are most appreciated :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan slaterOctober 9, 2015 - 5:59 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I used to always look forward to getting a new wash bucket and car cleaning supplies for my birthday. My birthday is in the middle of winter and I live in the snowy north but it would remind me of summer days and warm weather. I think it was the thoughts that I loved most. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 9, 2015 - 6:11 am

    Happiest of Birthdays to you my friend! So glad you look at it the way you do and not that you are just a year older! lol
    I can’t think of any one gift that stands out from all others- everything is life is special to me!!
    Another beautiful card which I would love to have! I just returned from vacation and took the one which I received (plus the second one-inside joke) with me to show my sister and neice what a beautiful “BECCA” card looks like. It was still packaged in the box you sent it in and I put it carefully away in my RV dresser drawer so it would be safe!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettOctober 9, 2015 - 6:28 am

    Several years ago, my son and DIL started planting a garden for my birthday. I always wanted a vegetable garden but couldn’t rototill the ground and plant everything. They now come up and do all that, even bringing tomato, pepper and squash plants. I started canning that first year and love having my own canned food. It’s healthier and tastes so much better than what you get in stores.

    Your card is absolutely stunning Becca. Happy Belated Birthday Wishes!ReplyCancel

  • DebraOctober 9, 2015 - 6:33 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Becca! Glad to hear you had a good one! My favorite gift on my birthday woukd have to be a camera lens when I was younger. I despaired of ever getting one because they were so expensive but my parents gave me one much to my surprise and delight.
    You’ve created another beautiful card Becca. Someone will totally love it!ReplyCancel

  • Donna ShermanOctober 9, 2015 - 6:34 am

    Happy belated birthday, again, Becca! I am so glad you had a nice celebration!! Family and friends are the BEST gifts ever, and they are my favorite gifts also!! Your cards are all BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyOctober 9, 2015 - 6:39 am

    Morin’ becca and happy birthday….I can’t think of anything this early, but have many others gifts that were not for my birthday, such as when my aunt(now passed away) gave me my grandmas sewing machine in a beautiful cabinet they came in….thanks for sharing another beautiful card…ReplyCancel

  • christiOctober 9, 2015 - 6:43 am

    gorgeous card. i love how seamlessly everything works together to make it. happy birthday week. one of my favs is a mug that i got a few years back. we got a kuerig and is’t a good size mug to hit the road with and it says “i barely survived yesterday and it’s already today” i love funny and witty things. this is that plus useful.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannOctober 9, 2015 - 6:54 am

    First a very Happy Birthday to you Becca. Soo glad to hear, you had such a wonderful day with people you love. I think as we age, we really change what we apreciate the most, and I´m just like you. I have more very very special gifts, that means a lot to me, and none of them being big or expensive ones. Here last month at my boirthday I got 2 very large colored drawings from my 2 granddaughters, and you can really see, how much effort they´ve put into it, and that warms my heart, but the “biggest”
    gift ever has to be 2 very small white glass vases, that my son spent the entire of his first ever wage on, when he started to deliver newspapers in the age of 9, and he felt sooo proud, that he had bought this all by himself for his own hard earned money. It´s 23 years ago now, but they still stand on my shelve here, and they stay there.
    Now I´ll just say too, that your card is absolutely stunning. I love the color and the lay out in it, just gorgeous work as usual hun. Have a wonderful week-end ahead now.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bOctober 9, 2015 - 7:03 am

    A beautiful rescued greyhound. My daughter and her husband surprised me and “Tyler” became my (and my husband’s) special boy. He was gentle and loving. We no longer have him but cherish his time with us. I hope more people can experience the joy of a rescued dog.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 9, 2015 - 7:05 am

    Hi Becca
    First off i hope you had a very Happy Birthday , your card is so beautiful as always.
    The best ever present i had was a cake the children made with Daddy it had icing on the top and was put into a box of sorts tied with a big red ribbon. i so loved that day all three children stood watching me eat it with big smiles on their faces , we had no money then but very happy memories that no one can take away, such happy days .
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkOctober 9, 2015 - 7:06 am

    Before I turned 21, we were stationed far away from friends and family. So many sent me cards that year, it really was a welcome surprise.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithOctober 9, 2015 - 7:26 am

    This card is so lovely! The blue is so pretty, especially the ribbon and bow. I love how you layer die cuts to get the look you want.
    My favorite birthday gifts have always been the handmade cards, pictures and other things my children and grandchildren have made for me. I was looking around my craft room earlier today and noticed a number of items my Grandchildren have made for me over the years. I have them displayed and they always make my heart smile when I happen to glance at one of them.ReplyCancel

  • Nellie SchuurmanOctober 9, 2015 - 7:39 am

    Congratulations Becca, may our Heavenly Father bless and keep you in the coning year. Hugs, Nellie.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteOctober 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Lovely card, Rebecca. I have a special friend it would be perfect for. The lace is beautiful. Have you told us where we could get some of that? Happy Birthday week! At my age, I also would prefer my children’s time rather than gifts! Have a nice weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostOctober 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

    This card is gorgeous, as all your projects usually are. One of my favorite birthday gifts was going out to dinner with my husband,who
    loss his battle with illness in 2009.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne ingramOctober 9, 2015 - 7:42 am

    Glad you have had a great birthday! The older you get the more you realize how fast time really passes on earth.
    Beauty of a card. I don’t know why I don’t think to pair these colors together. Love your bow.ReplyCancel

  • KathieOctober 9, 2015 - 7:45 am

    My girlfriends take me out for lunch for my birthday. That is a great gift. Thanks again for a chance to win one of your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherOctober 9, 2015 - 7:49 am

    Happy Birthday wishes for a continuing celebration of YOU!!!

    One stand out birthday present is the hand crafted wooden light box that my brother made for me. It is primarily used for working with brass stencils. He made it so that I could place the light box on my lap while working. It is still going strong twenty years later!ReplyCancel

  • MyraOctober 9, 2015 - 7:50 am

    Hello Becca,
    I wasn’t going to leave a comment as I often don’t but I always pop in and read and am inspired by your cards. However there is one present which I will always remember because it came with a challenge! My Aunt Helen gave me a lovely antique silver teapot. She told me that an old lady had given it to her. The lady’s name was Miss Grey. She gave it to my Aunt as she had no family and my Aunt had been very kind to her over the years. However Auntie was asked to use that teapot in what Miss Grey called, God’s Service. Use it as you have used your own teapot in the past and when the time comes pass it on to someone else who you know will do the same! I therefore was given this teapot the year after I got married – more than 40yrs ago! I will do the same and pass it on and have someone in mind!
    It’s quite an unusual story but Miss Grey gave a valuable gift and a very thought provoking challenge!
    Sorry it’s so long!
    Love Myra – Belated Happy Birthday Wishes. XxReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothOctober 11, 2015 - 3:26 pm

      This is a Lovely gift and used for a great purpose. I love gifts with a story and a history to them and this one is just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Joan SchoppeOctober 9, 2015 - 7:56 am

    Hi Becca,
    Happy, Happy Birthday! A week is never too long to celebrate.ReplyCancel

  • Deb jOctober 9, 2015 - 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday, Becca!! What a beautiful card. Love the roses and lace! Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonOctober 9, 2015 - 8:19 am

    Beautiful card. I really like the colors. The background paper with the lace overlay really sets if off.ReplyCancel

  • marylouhOctober 9, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Happy Belated Birthday. My son had a birthday on Monday this week.
    I don’t know what would be my favorite birthday gift.
    there has been 75 of them so there is a lot of choose from.

    Love the card. Blue is my favorite color and this shade is so pretty. the big blue bow and the blue flowers are great.
    the die cuts are elegant.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanOctober 9, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Last weekend my husband surprised me with a 60th birthday party ( my birthday is in December ), he knows I don’t celebrate my birthday. I am so NOT nosey, that it truly was a surprise! Surrounded by family and friends, what a great day!ReplyCancel

  • NikiOctober 9, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday gift, when I was 8, was my dog Snowball. She was a great friend for many years.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I love the color and the lace.ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.October 9, 2015 - 8:53 am

    My hubby got me an end table, with a lamp built in and a magazine rack under it one year for my birthday. I had been wanting a magazine rack, but I wanted one to hang on the wall…so wasn’t real thrilled about the one he got me, but eventually I fell in love with it, and was glad to have the table top beside my chair…and the extra light! WE still use it to this day…although the lamp not as much, cause it’s not as handy with how it’s sitting so we put hanging lamps over our chairs…but it still gets used from time to time, and the magazine rack holds our bibles so they are out of the way till we need to pull them out to read every evening.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WOctober 9, 2015 - 8:57 am

    What a gorgeous card!! I love the elegance of the lace and the beautiful coloring on the blue roses. Birthdays….I have one coming up in a couple weeks too. Mixed feelings on that too…but I’m still glad to have them to be able to be with those I love so dearly.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQOctober 9, 2015 - 8:58 am

    Good morning Becca. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! So glad your Birthday week has been a wonderful week for you. This blue card is so lovely. I especailly like the lace treatment on it. One of the birthday gifts that I received that became one of my favorites was a flat bed photocopier. It was a gift from my husband and a complete surprise. Strange gift, I know. But for me at that time, it was a grand gift. It was a time before home computers and being a genealogist I was always needing to make photocopies of research papers and mailings for possible family connections. My family research has gotten easier now with computers and research sites on the internet. I still print things out, but have the printer on my computer. And I no longer have as many photocopies to do, but I still cherish the thoughtful gift my husband gave me that year. It was a gift that changed my life!ReplyCancel

  • RaquelOctober 9, 2015 - 9:02 am

    Beautiful card Becca–the rose almost looks real. Happy Belated Birthday I hope you had a wonderful day full of joy-memories and lost of love. One special birthday that I remember was a ballerina doll my Dad gave me–she was beautiful. Enjoyed a chocolate cake and I had YES! the chicken pox–as part of my celebration–but it was one that I truly enjoyed.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKOctober 9, 2015 - 9:02 am

    This is lovely and I love the dies you have used. The rose stamp is great too. The gift which means the most to me is a Christmas gift, not birthday. It is a gold locket on a chain from my mum and dad Christmas Day 2000. Dad went to be with the Lord that evening so it is very special indeed! Glad you had a great birthday week! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • NancyROctober 9, 2015 - 9:09 am

    Happy, happy birthweek to you!

    I have so many things that are precious to me, but I think my favorite ones are the ones that surprise me because I never expected them. Hubby isn’t at all romantic so when he comes in the door with some flowers as a surprise because he was thinking of me is very special. Or when I get a surprise gift from DD, who I thought forgot my birthday, that’s special.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry ROctober 9, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Stunning! I like the stamping over the type. I love how you think outside the box!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellOctober 9, 2015 - 9:16 am

    My birthday is the 6th also ! This is a beautiful card as they all are you do!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GOctober 9, 2015 - 9:17 am

    This year my husband insisted I get a new embroidery machine as my Valentine’s Day gift. I just LOVE my new Babylock machine and so much more fun than cleaning & cooking. He might be regretting his insistence that I get a new machine. :)

    Barbara GReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonOctober 9, 2015 - 9:23 am

    I love how elegant your cards are yet they are not hard to make. Love looking for new ideas to do. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Laraine ROctober 9, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! Gorgeous card! My favorite is some lilac bushes my mom gave my years ago! Life is not going well for my mom with dementia. She is in the later stage , so anything she has given me is so special!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelOctober 9, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Happy Belated Birthday, Becca! So sorry I missed it, but happy that it seems to have been a good one for you. That is always a nice touch as the numbers get higher. Lol
    I don’t normally receive birthday gifts, but a few years ago my dear friends gave me a weekend retreat to Sedona, AZ. And they accompanied me, which made it so very special! I truly treasure that memory. Best birthday ever!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyOctober 9, 2015 - 10:10 am

    Outstanding card Becca. The way you did the stamping, the lace and the bow are fabulous. The thing I hold most dearest of birthday gifts is a funky Davie Crockett figurine that my Dad gave me when I was a teenager. He was away on business in Newfoundland, Canada and bought it for me and had it gifted wrapped so it was already to give me on his return. I was so surprised that amongst all his business meetings that he took the time to bring me home such a special gift. It is in my curio cabinet of my most prized possessions. My Dad passed away 13 years ago now and every time I look at that funky character, I get a smile on my face. Glad you had a great birthday week. Wishing you a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKOctober 9, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Hello Becca
    So pleased you enjoyed your Birthday!
    This is a beautiful card, made even more so by the beautiful Ribbon Bow you have made!
    Absolutely amazing!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Diana BOctober 9, 2015 - 10:20 am

    I wish I could say what my favorite birthday gift was – however, I never really celebrated my birthday – so instead I will say it was not my birthday – but my MIL’s birthday – her great grandson was born on her birthday – and he was a miracle baby. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • MildredOctober 9, 2015 - 10:21 am

    Every birthday is a gift so I’m happy you are embracing them, Becca. Lovely card. My best gift was – don’t laugh – a battery operated pencil sharpener. Now all my colored pencils are sharp!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 9, 2015 - 10:41 am

    Happy Belated Birthday and so good to hear you have enjoyed good times with those you love, so precious!!
    The card is just beautiful, love the image and coloring on the text and beautiful framing of it too!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKOctober 9, 2015 - 10:48 am

    Hello Becca,
    It’s been a while since I have visited your blog but now I’ve found you again. Your card today is a delight in Pastel blue and white….it’s truly beautiful.
    My favourite birthday gift has changed this year as I lost my darling husband a few months ago and until then after spending 47 wonderful years together just having him by my side was a gift in itself…and now today as I spend my first birthday without him my favourite gift is having my friends and family around me and reading all the beautiful handmade cards they have sent.
    Take care and God bless you Becca xxxReplyCancel

  • TammieOctober 9, 2015 - 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday sweet Becca. I am right behind you with my birthday just around the corner.

    This is a great card. I love the stamped images on the text background.

    One of my most treasured birthday gifts ever was when my youngest son played a song for me on his guitar when he was learning to play. I would love the same gift every year. Priceless memories.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsOctober 9, 2015 - 11:11 am

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, love the colour Blue you have used. My precious gift is always whatever my children have bought for me, it is always special to know they have got together and thought about it, my mobile and my watch I wear everyday were gifts from my children. I still have an old jumper my daughter surprised me with many years ago and I won’t throw it away lol!

    I hope you are well and a very belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY for last Tuesday.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • BunnyOctober 9, 2015 - 11:25 am

    Beautiful blue roses, paper and bow. Lovely lace. Happy belated birthday. So glad you’re embracing it. Time is more important than gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwOctober 9, 2015 - 11:38 am

    What a beautiful card in pale blue! Really love it! About a year before my mom passed away unexpectedly she knitted me a special scarf for my birthday. I still wear it almost everyday (it’s cold where I live for much of the year) now already 8 years later, and it obviously is very special to me.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne W.October 9, 2015 - 11:59 am

    Wow, another beauty. Would love to have it. Hmm, a special birthday gift? I would say the special ring my husband gave me. Happy birthday to you.ReplyCancel

  • Joan StonekingOctober 9, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca…and happy belated birthday! I love the coloring on the roses….and inside…my heart is going, “Please, pick meeeee?!” Just a beautiful card all around.

    One of my favorite birthday gifts is a necklace that my husband gave me before we were married. It is a tree silhouette with an inscription on the back..”the heart of every family is a circle of love.” I wear it often, and love it.

    Enjoy the time with special people this week, and I pray this next turn around the sun is a joyous one for you.


  • ChelseaOctober 9, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    This is a beautiful card, Becca. I love how you have arranged all of the die cuts. It never ceases to amaze me how you integrate all of the different shapes!
    My favorite birthday gifts have become the get-away weekends my husband arranges for my weekend. No gifts, just the two of us and the dogs going off together for a long weekend. *Bliss!!!*ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasOctober 9, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Stamping that rose (one of my very favorite retired stamps) on text paper – I would not have thought of that EVER. But the card is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanOctober 9, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a lovely card! Any time you pair roses and lace, you’ve got my attention.

    “Happy, Happy Birthday, may all your dreams come true. Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!”…you’ve just been serenaded. Maybe the time with your sister was part of your celebration?

    I have an identical twin sister. I live in CA and she lives in MD. Anytime we can get together is special and especially joyful are the ones for our birthday. We have celebrated every birthday that ends in 1, together. When we turned 41, my dad bought her a ticket to come home (to CA), so we could keep our tradition. One year, her daughter was married within a week of our birth date. Despite all the wedding preparations, my sister had a birthday party for us so I could meet all her friends…and they could see how alike we are/aren’t. Wow, that’s a birthday I will always remember. How true the adage, “The best things in life aren’t things”.

    Love and blessings, dear friend,

  • Sonia StephensonOctober 9, 2015 - 1:06 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a beautiful card today – I love everything about it :-) So glad you’ve had a lovely Birthday and enjoyed celebrating with loved ones. I have received many special gifts over the years, but my most cherished are the ones which my two sons have chosen for me by themselves :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KOctober 9, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is a beautiful card. I adore it.
    My favourite birthday present was when my grandchildren made me a cardboard birthday cake (which I still have) and did a surprise birthday party for me. They were 6 and 8 at the time and made fairy cakes and small sandwiches (with the help of their mum). It was a such a lovely afternoon.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaOctober 9, 2015 - 1:17 pm

    You’re a Libra! An Air sign, ruled by Venus, a lover of beauty and justice…happy birthday week! A special gift I received a couple years ago from my two kids was a blanket of sorts with pictures of them, me, and the grand kids. I was very surprised by the idea, and I really love it. Gorgeous card–I love blues.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleOctober 9, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    Beautiful in blue card Becca…as always, you are such an inspiration!!!
    I think my i-Pad has been the most used and enjoyed gift! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Paper Hugs,

  • VickiOctober 9, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    Your card is lovely as always. Happy belated birthday wishes.ReplyCancel

  • Karen RatcliffeOctober 9, 2015 - 2:21 pm

    Hi Becca
    Absolutely beautiful card, just love the delicateness of it! The blue color is perfect to set off the spiritual feel to the card.
    My most memorable birthday present was the surprise visit of my daughter and my 2 grandchildren who drove 10 hours just to spend my birthday with me!
    Hugs, KarenReplyCancel

  • Maxine DOctober 9, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful card Becca. You share your birthday with a grandson of mine, and nearly share it with me :-).
    One of my favourite birthday gifts was a signet ring from my parents when I was in my late teens. Loved that ring!!
    This years (today’s) gift is one the family have banded together to buy me and is an embroidery frame that is on a stand, so I can use both hands to stitch.

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKOctober 9, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    Good morning Becca, Happy birthday to you!!! My granddaughter’s birthday was Tuesday : ) Life is so short you have to celebrate every single day. Everyday is a blessing!!! My favourite gift? The day I met my husband.
    Love your card it’s gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonOctober 9, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Belated Happy Birthday glad you had a good one.
    Its been so long since I received birthday gifts, I can’t recall one that stands out, when you get to my age.
    What a lovely card and the color, love how you used your dies.

  • Christine SpringmanOctober 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday. My favourite birthday gift was a light green dress I received when I was little girl, it had little flowers on it . Christine SReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoOctober 9, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    HAppy Birthday! My favorite gift was a surprise trip for my 50th. Dh planned it and even included my kids!ReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterOctober 9, 2015 - 3:26 pm

    My birthday is the day after Christmas. My Mother always tried to make it special, seperate from Christmas. My best present was the year she celebrated it in June so that I could have a party and not be caught up in all the Christmas events. It was so thoughtful of her and so special to me!

    As ususal this card is absolutely beautiful and so inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginOctober 9, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! I was maybe 5 years old and my sister made me a very ugly purple cake. Purple is my favorite color even after a 52 more years. Anyway she had to hide it in the clothes dryer so I would not find it! Such a pretty card as always. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 9, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    THIS IS GORGEOUS BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) AND “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!” I HOPE you have MANY MORE TOO!!! ;)

    I think my FAVORITE B.D. present was when my husband gave me a necklace back when we were dating…..& the roses he gave me also. He STILL buys me flowers & jewelry…. it was ONLY THE BEGINNING of our life together! This month will be 29 YEARS!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerOctober 9, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Grandma gave me the cut glass plate that always held the angel food cakes she made specially for me.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongOctober 9, 2015 - 4:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!! Mine is today! My favorite gift is all the ” love ” I receive from my DH, family and far away friends! It is always there, they just make it extra special on my day. Your card is just beautiful! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonOctober 9, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    It’s wonderful to see someone embrace birthdays this way. The card you are sharing is beautiful I have not seen one quite like it. I have two favorite birthday memories. When I was growing up I was blessed enough to have my grandma living rite next door. She made me the most delicious birthday cake all homemade and on top she put a special topper she had got just for me. The other memory comes from her also she loved cards, she never made them herself but she loved sending them anyway. I have some of those cards and the $5 she always put in. She always wrote a poem on her card and a bible verse. Thank you for helping me stop and think again .ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamOctober 9, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    Another beautiful card! My favorite birthday gift was a card made by my 4 yr old grandson! He is now 16 and I still treasure it!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtOctober 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    I was only 12 when my mother passed on from childbirth being the oldest of 5 children. When I finished 8th grade my Father asked me if I would stay home to raise my siblings if he would give me all the piano lessons I wanted. At that time I had gotten 4 yrs. of lessons and of course, that hit a panic button and I said yes. At Christmas time I had to pick out the gifts for my siblings and on Christmas morning there was a teal sweater there for me which I hadn’t expected but mentioned I wanted and so happy. Good thoughts of my Father.ReplyCancel

  • NancyOctober 9, 2015 - 7:58 pm

    Back when I was a teen, I mentioned to a few people that I only got winter things for gifts since my birthday and Christmas were both in December. My sisters were born in the spring and I noticed that their gifts had a greater variety than mine. My dear grandmother remembered this conversation and on my next birthday I received a beautiful beach towel!!! I still have my beach towel even though it is worn and tattered, to me it is as beautiful as the day I received it!ReplyCancel

  • Connie KOctober 9, 2015 - 8:28 pm

    Favorite color of blue, with lace and roses…can’t beat this one! Love it. I received a special jewelry box from my brother on my birthday, which was also his birthday (only he was 6 years older than me). He had purchased it in Japan when he was in the Air Force and it plays a beautiful melody.ReplyCancel

  • Rose GreenbankOctober 9, 2015 - 10:26 pm

    Hi Becca,
    FIRST AND FOREMOST, my very good numerous wishes for your birthday – good health and joy in and of your life.
    This card is a little HUGE gem…………. absolutly gorgeous.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • ShaneanOctober 9, 2015 - 10:44 pm

    A favorite birthday gift that was and is still special to me is a music box my dad gave me. My dad was not always known for giving me what I asked for when it came to my birthday. This music box was all the more special because I didn’t ask for it.

    A beautiful card as always Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockOctober 10, 2015 - 1:09 am

    I love your card its so Beautiful and the Ribbon adds such a Special touch. My Husband Gave me the Jane Seymore Open Heart Family for our Family, This means the most because of my Family.ReplyCancel

  • Helen JonesOctober 10, 2015 - 1:27 am

    Hi Becca what a beautiful card just what I need as have been making condolences cards as friend has losses father need to get me in a brighter card making modeReplyCancel

  • Jane BOctober 10, 2015 - 4:00 am

    A belated Birthday wish Becca.Glad to hear you had a great day with family and friends.
    A gorgeous card again Becca!love it.
    Have a nice weekend and take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 10, 2015 - 7:31 am

    Hi Becca, Happy Belated Birthday to you, I’m so glad you have had a fantastic birthday week.
    This card is stunning, the lace, the focal element on the script paper, the beautiful die-cuts and the stunning sentiment, all culminate in this beautiful ‘work of Art’. I love it, and the person who wins this will be so very lucky.
    I was given a stuffed white polar bear by my eldest Son in December 1986, I named him ‘Humphrey’, he sits on a footstool in my living room, he is very special to me as my Son died the following March, he was only 21, and he is ‘always in my heart’.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothOctober 11, 2015 - 3:50 pm

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved child….that one is never easy. (((hugz)))ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)October 10, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Belated happy birthday, Becca! Hope you had a wonderful day :o)
    Someone is going to love that card! So pretty!
    I have lots of ‘favourite’ birthday presents, but the one that stands out is the acrylic portrait of my mother our eldest painted for my 50th birthday. My mother had passed away and so this really was, and always will be, very, very special.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerOctober 10, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    Another gorgeous card and blue is my favorite color. If I win this it will be sent to my best friend so I could share your beautiful creations. My favorite gift was from my daughter for my 75th birthday a necklace with 75 and birthday charms inside. I wear it every day and get many compliments on it. Thanks again for sharing your awesome talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • FM GardnerOctober 10, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    Hi Becca! Happy Birthday!! I am so happy that it has been such an embraced celebration for you! I feel the same way! I love your card done in blue…gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy dalyOctober 11, 2015 - 12:55 am

    Hi Becca, Happy belated Birthday glad you had a good one and this card is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothOctober 11, 2015 - 4:09 pm

    So sorry to be so late but I did post on your FB Wall :o) I have been so ill for the past week and half…..

    So Here Goes… Better Late than Never I always say!

    “Roses are blue, There is not a person as sweet as you, May All your Fabulous Dreams come true, On this day God Made Especially for you, So Sprout your lovely wings and Fly high above the skies so blue….Happy Birthday to You” Poem is Copyright @2015 Karen M. Roth Masquerading Crafter

    My hubby and his Family have always said that the Gift of Your “Presence” Is enough.

    My most favorite Birthday Present ever was the sweet card I got from my dear hubby as he always forgets my birthday or we are too broke to get gifts for each other.

    Before I got too ill to travel he used to take me to the Point Defiance Zoo for my Birthday every year and those are precious memories,too!
    One year he took me stands out in particular and that was the first year he took me after we got married…. We had the most beautiful Blue Peacock follow us everywhere we went in the park and at times he was serenading us (Actually it was his mating call) But it was so beautiful and haunting. The next year he took me to the Mary Hill Museum and we saw the most gorgeous all White Peacock she was a sight to behold!
    Though last year he did surprise me for an early Birthday gift and Christmas Gift in one with an Android Tablet which I love!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.October 12, 2015 - 6:17 pm

    Busy times, but still want to comment and say what a beautiful card you have here. Blue, along with green, is one of my favorite colors. And I’m so glad you’re doing these posts with the great questions. One of my favorite birthday gifts was one I received from my mama the last year she was with us. It was a beautiful mirrored tray that I still use in our bathroom for my lotions, sprays and such. Happiest of birthdays to you and many wishes for a blessed year until the next!ReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumOctober 16, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    This is the most beautiful card!!!!!
    I just love it.
    My all time favorite gift is when my kids got together and bought me Anna Griffin’s Cuttlebug and embossing folders with her auto ship. I think that came out about 3years ago.ReplyCancel