Day of Giving Friday – I Miss You

Miss You Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags -
I’m tickled to seque into the first Day of Giving Friday with another card.  You all definitely inspired me to keep this going on a weekly basis and resource-wise, it’s very manageable for me.   I have lots of cards to giveaway and think it’s befitting for the folks who peek in quite often to have a shot at those cards.  The loveliest thing happened during July was that I felt like I went away to a retreat and met you all.  I could track comments from day to day and see your personalities.   I have something else I’m cooking up but have been asking my friends to help me get my mind around the administering to make sure it’s something I can handle.  Stay tuned – it’s something that goes hand in hand with saving the handwritten word one day at a time.  In the meantime, today I’m showing you a a shabby card I made that will go out to one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick a winner tomorrow.  If you are new to my blog, you can read about Day of Giving Friday on my FAQ List at #11.

Day of Giving Friday Comment:  What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned about crafting? 



Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth – Love
Paper: Kraft Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb; ByDigitalPaper – Stories FloralAntique Paper 3
Ink: Amuse – French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and AccentsSpellbinders Flourish TrimSpellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Mulberry Roses, Lace, Organdy Ribbonpost-header-bottomThanks for stopping by, I’ll see you soon!!


  • Kathy mAugust 7, 2015 - 7:12 am

    Such a beautiffly delicate, vintage look! This is another Becca treasure! Hope your Friday is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • lorrayne ingramAugust 7, 2015 - 7:16 am

    I love this card. I found some old lace like that at a small second hand shop in Mpls when I was over in that older neighborhood showing houses. Have not had an opportunity to get back thar way… not that I need more lace or ribbon. :) did make a box with some cards with arched elegance. :)ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 7, 2015 - 7:18 am

    Wow, this is certainly a little different that what we have seen from you before. Like the shabby design. Very pretty paper and the lace is beautiful.
    The biggest lesson I have learned about crafting is to stop what you are doing if an idea comes into your head and “do it now!” which I guess comes from not procrastanating on almost everything I do. You don’t want to lose an idea that “pops” into your head.
    Thanks again for sharing your lovely cards and anyone I would be lucky enough to win would be delightful.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsAugust 7, 2015 - 7:19 am

    Hi Becca,

    lovely to have you on here again and with such a stunning, vintage card, so gorgeous, love it.

    Looking forward to seeing all future creations, you certainly inspire us all.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Susan B.August 7, 2015 - 7:19 am

    that I can do it! Maybe not the same as someone else, but my way and it can turn out just as nice. Plus there are alot of wonderful talented folks out there who are willing to share their talent with the rest of us.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordAugust 7, 2015 - 7:21 am

    I love this card, Becca. As always.
    Biggest lesson…..go with flow….doesn’t feel right…..don’t do it. Sometimes just have to put a project away, until a light bulb moment happens. In fact have a few on hold, just waiting for the big light up! Take care and God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • DebraAugust 7, 2015 - 7:21 am

    Beautiful card Becca! The biggest lesson I’ve learned from crafting is to trust my instincts. I always have trouble starting a card – deciding on cardstock color, choosing the design, ink, and stamps. Once I become less worried and more relaxed and start listening to my instincts, it all flows. This craft has also taught me to be patient and let the creative process happen.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TasAugust 7, 2015 - 7:22 am

    Good morning Becca what a gorgeous card love it !!!
    The colours have the WOW factor I just can not believe how you
    keep coming up with them.
    My biggest lesson is to use all my papers and embellishments and not
    to keep saving them as they keep making new ones.
    There will always be gorgeous papers and embellishments.
    Have a happy weekend you are a treasure XXXReplyCancel

  • Deb M.August 7, 2015 - 7:25 am

    Ohhh, love the touches of blue and the flowers and lace! So pretty! I’m pretty new to cardmaking…but hmmm what I’ve learned about it, is it’s way to fun and addicting! LOL I’m sure I’ll learn more as I go…but thats the biggest thing so far. I didn’t think I’d make many when I started…just some here and there as I needed them…but thats not how it’s going, I’ve got a small box of extras…and hopefully eventually I’ll be able to find a good place to give some away, once I get enough to warrant doing so. :-))ReplyCancel

  • Sandra LesleyAugust 7, 2015 - 7:26 am

    I really like this card and will have a go of my own version when it gets a little cooler here in Spain. One lesson I have learned and that I repeat often to my crafting girl is …….there are no mistakes when we are crafting…just odd occasions when things don’t go quite how we had imagined . XxxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasAugust 7, 2015 - 7:27 am

    Lesson learned: Learn from your mistakes. Some of my greatest creations have resulted from trying to fix a mistake. And PS, I love the shabby chic look!ReplyCancel

  • StarAugust 7, 2015 - 7:30 am

    Stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkAugust 7, 2015 - 7:32 am

    One thing I have learned about crafting is not to be so hard on my work. I compare my cards to your cards or some other very talented designers.

    My friends think I do such a good job, as they are not crafters.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

    Rebya FalkReplyCancel

  • LisaericaAugust 7, 2015 - 7:33 am

    Hi Becca, this card is magnificent. I have OCD and so everything has to be perfect, a certain way or my world seems chaotic. When I first started crafting I can’t tell you how many times when the project was finished I tore it up or threw it out because in my head it wasn’t perfect. I’ve slowly learned I can’t control how the materials will react or how how a color may dry. It’s meant to be relaxing and that most people will not notice the imperfection.Their just happy you took the time to make them something beautiful from the heart.ReplyCancel

  • LoisAugust 7, 2015 - 7:34 am

    Beautiful and very interesting card. I don’t think I know how to create that special look. What have I learned? Don’t buy more than you really need. A sale savings isn’t a savings if you don’t use the item(s). And just enjoy the art and craft of making cards. Have fun with your new idea and thanks for doing Day of Giving Friday.ReplyCancel

  • Chris SmartAugust 7, 2015 - 7:36 am

    This card looks very vintage and it is beautiful.I love the way you’ve done the layers. I’m still struggling with that part of card making, but I’ll hopefully get it right one of these days!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyAugust 7, 2015 - 7:37 am

    Crafting, like anything else, takes time and practice. LOTS of practice. Some things are easy. Some will take years. Like, coloring. Also, it is an expense that you have to budget for. You can’t have everything that you want. Stick with the supplies you need. Acquire slowly to make sure that you are actually going to use them.ReplyCancel

  • CarolBAugust 7, 2015 - 7:37 am

    Another beautiful card, Becca. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is not to be afraid of copying and amending someone else’s work to make it your own.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RAugust 7, 2015 - 7:38 am

    Gorgeous creation! Nothing is wrong, there is always ways to fix, and go with the flow! Whatever feels right!ReplyCancel

  • christiAugust 7, 2015 - 7:40 am

    wow, this is a treasure, I haven’t seen many shabby chic cards from you. it’s amazing how you capture all styles with your own touch of course. can’t wait to hear what’s coming. sweet of you to keep this going.ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiAugust 7, 2015 - 7:46 am

    Beautiful card. I love the scrumptious bow and lace. My biggest lesson is measure twice or even three times and cut once. I can’t tell you how many pieces of cardstock or patterned paper I’ve misjudged the measurement for. I always manage to use it eventually for something else, but it’s disappointing to have a special piece of pattern paper for a special design that gets cut wrong because I’ve mismeasured.ReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattAugust 7, 2015 - 7:47 am

    The biggest thing I have learned, as far as paper crafting, is that you will never have too many supplies, but that if you are making something you can always get by with what you already have.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettAugust 7, 2015 - 7:47 am

    Fabulous card Becca! So different from you usual cards, but so very beautiful… I love it!

    Biggest lesson I learned from crafting is the great joy and satisfaction I get when I give one of my cards and it is so very much appreciated. I have such a feeling of accomplishment knowing I’ve made someone happy.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveAugust 7, 2015 - 7:50 am

    Wow! One is better than the next!! Absolutely stunning Becca!

    The lesson I learned is that there are no rules! That’s the beauty of papercrafting! You can do whatever you want and create whatever comes to mind! :)


  • JudyAugust 7, 2015 - 7:51 am

    I guess the biggest lesson I have learned is that I have my own style. Looking back I see the same dominate colors and simplicity. #2 crafting is expensive!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKAugust 7, 2015 - 7:53 am

    What a lovely shabby chic card Becca. I do love them but struggle with them. I get distressed when I’m distressing … lol! The first time I took a distressing tool to my card I could feel my mum looking over my shoulder and could hear her saying “Christine why on earth are you damaging that beautiful card?” Well if she was still here she would have done so . She was probably looking down from Heaven and thinking it!!!!!

    The biggest thing I have learned is not to worry if something doesn’t turn out the way you thought it should. If you can’t fix it at that point, put it to one side and try again in a week or so . It’s amazing how a little distance can change things and sharpen your mind.

    Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Linda MilroyAugust 7, 2015 - 7:59 am

    What is the biggest lesson I learned in crafting;
    To be yourself, don’t try to make your projects perfect. Don’t try to be like someone else. You are unique with your own style. Do what comes from the heart and soul and eventually you will find your perfect style.
    This card is beautiful, so graceful and lovely.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful inspiring cards.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonAugust 7, 2015 - 8:00 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely card, you sure know how to put things together and they come out beautiful.
    What I have learned is how crafters are so will to share and show different tecq. that they know.
    Take care and have a nice weekend.

  • ruthannAugust 7, 2015 - 8:04 am

    LOVE this beautiful card! One thing I have learned or had reinforced is patience! Not everything goes right the first time or takes longer than planned, or looks like I had envisioned. Just go with it!ReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonAugust 7, 2015 - 8:06 am

    Your cards are always so elegant. They inspire me to make similar cards with the supplies I have. Thank you for your blog I love looking at your cards even though I may not write on your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherAugust 7, 2015 - 8:08 am

    I am still trying to learn that “It’s just paper.” If something goes wrong or simply doesn’t turn out the way I had envisioned, it is not the end of the world and probably not the end for that piece of paper. Sometimes better things come out of tweak number two…or three…

    Thank you for another chance to win one of your gorgeous creations!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingAugust 7, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Great card, Becca! Love the colors and the insert card. I guess the biggest lesson I learned in crafting is to clean up after each project. If you don’t, it doesn’t take long before your craft area is just a small area to work in.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth SartainAugust 7, 2015 - 8:12 am

    The lesson I have learned is that if a card isn’t going together the way I had invisioned, walk away, give it a rest, and come back to it later. Usually it all comes together then.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerAugust 7, 2015 - 8:13 am

    What incredible lace!

    The biggest crafting lesson I have learned is to be myself and have fun. That broad statement includes living within my crafting budget and being content with my supplies and tools. It encompasses celebrating growth of my own skills while admiring the work of others. When my scrapbooking goal is to document God’s goodness to my family, I am always pleased with the book. It is realizing that card making is all about giving and blessing the recipient. All that and it is so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BAugust 7, 2015 - 8:14 am

    I enjoy your cards so much! This one helps me think outside my usual zone, which is good. When I craft I have learned to be flexible. My card usually ends up differently than I had planned, but that’s ok. Sometimes the day changes up my style for the day. Mostly when I craft I enjoy thinking about the person who I am making the card for – and praying for them while I am crafting.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahAugust 7, 2015 - 8:14 am

    What a seriously darling shabby card! Loving the giveaways – so generous of you. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about crafting is that it does more for me than it does the receiver and that’s OK. There’s something deeply satisfying about the creative process.ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettAugust 7, 2015 - 8:18 am

    I love, love, love this card. It is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had the time to make a card like this. But I digress. The best thing I have found about crafting is to slow down and enjoy making things instead of rushing through to get it done. This is supposed to be calming and enjoyable. It is not about how many things you get made, but the journey to get there.ReplyCancel

  • DixieAugust 7, 2015 - 8:20 am

    Oh, another beautiful card. Love the combination of the graphic along with the die & the bow.

    I have earned through crafting to not expect everything to turn out as I originally planned. Oftentimes the ending result is better than the plan. I also have learned to not expect to be prefect.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaAugust 7, 2015 - 8:20 am

    So many lesson: Learn from your mistakes. You can get better with practice. Have fun. Relax and give your best. Share your love with people and you will get lost of love back.
    Your card is magnifique!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 7, 2015 - 8:21 am

    The largest lesson I’ve learned is to never give up. Maybe throw it aside for awhile. But then go back and tackle it again.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca DeeproseAugust 7, 2015 - 8:22 am

    Oh my goodness Becca!!! This card is exquisite!! It speaks to my heart~ I adore the lace banded with ribbon, the distressed layers, cluster of flowers…all of it! Beautiful~ Hugs, RebeccaReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerAugust 7, 2015 - 8:26 am

    Becca, your card is amazing today….so elegant! Love all your creations that you share with us. Thx so much for being a part of each of our lives!

    Definitely…..the most important thing I’ve learned is that you will make mistakes, and that is okay. I try to learn something from each mistake, and try
    not to let perfection rule my crafting. It’s hard some days because I’ve
    always been a perfectionist in anything I’ve done, Most mistakes aren’t
    even noticeable to anyone but you.


  • Diane GreerAugust 7, 2015 - 8:26 am

    My biggest lesson learn was go with my instinct and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. I visit your website daily and get so many ideas from you. Keep them comingReplyCancel

  • DixieAugust 7, 2015 - 8:26 am

    This puts me in the Christmas mood on a day when the high will be about 90 degrees! I, too, love the tiny poinsettias. The dies I have are so big they become the focal point. I’ll have to keep an eye out for these.ReplyCancel

    • DixieAugust 7, 2015 - 8:27 am

      Oops, that was supposed to be for yesterdays card!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SAugust 7, 2015 - 8:33 am

    I think the biggest thing is to just keep trying. I can’t count the number of cards I have started and did not like. Either I throw it away right then or else set it aside and look at it later and try to correct or improve on it. I’m afraid I just don’t have your talent for combining dies and making them look good. Absolutely love your cards! Do you still sell your card kits? Love those!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 7, 2015 - 8:34 am

    Oh I just love this shabby chic look, Becca. You have it to perfection :o)
    Golly, I’ve learned many crafting lessons! Maybe the biggest lesson, though, is that by showing others how to do something, the rewards are enormous! When you see the absolute delight on their faces when they see what they can achieve, it is a blessing above priceless gems.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergAugust 7, 2015 - 8:37 am

    Becca, love the colors in this card. the soft blues and lilacs are so pretty with the soft neutrals. One lesson I have learned in crafting is how many talented artists share they ideas and it makes it so much fun to learn from the many techniques.ReplyCancel

  • CheriAugust 7, 2015 - 8:39 am

    I’m OCD about dies and stamps LOL!ReplyCancel

  • BenteAugust 7, 2015 - 8:47 am

    I do like the shappy chic style of your card today, Becca. Quite different from what you usually show us on your blog ;))
    The biggest lesson I have learnt during my time of crafting, is never to put away a project before it is finished. I have way too many “ufo’s” in the cupboard, and I know I will never find time and strength enough to complete them…ReplyCancel

  • Gail D.August 7, 2015 - 8:50 am

    The biggest lesson that I have learned about crafting is that there is never a mistake made just a new idea that is born that will produce a totally different project that will look great.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaAugust 7, 2015 - 8:52 am

    What an adorable card. The biggest and best thing I’ve learned is patience. Sometimes results are not instant. Thank you for your generosity and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • LisaAugust 7, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Hello Becca!
    The biggest lesson I’ve learned is you need to slow down and enjoy the process and make that craft reflect you. Don’t struggle to make it exactly like the designer did. if you are struggling and getting frustrated then stop, and find a different craft to pursue. It’s supposed to be enjoyable.
    Have a lovely day!ReplyCancel

  • JennieAugust 7, 2015 - 8:53 am

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 7, 2015 - 9:03 am

    OH BECCA!!! ANOTHER STUNNING CARD that is just UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This one is just WONDERFUL with the colors & all your touches!!! SO VINTAGEY & LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

    What is the one lesson I’ve learned in crafting? I don’t need to have it ALL to do a nice card! LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerAugust 7, 2015 - 9:04 am

    Hi Becca
    This card is very different from your norm, but still very pretty

    I just relax and enjoy all that I do.
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonAugust 7, 2015 - 9:06 am

    Oh such a sweet shabby looking card, it so different than your usual cards, but I like it very much!
    What I have learn from my crafting is that you learn from someone else a technique or style and you are able to share that with some one else There is so much knowledge that is available out there, sometimes it takes a while to find it, but when you do you want to share with your crafty sisters. You Becca have taught and shared so much to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart sweet friend!
    Hugs and God Bless,

  • Karol HallAugust 7, 2015 - 9:12 am

    The biggest lesson I have learned is patience I am the type of person that feels I have to be ahead of everyone even my self. But with crafting I have learned to slow down, step back once in a while a take a look at what I am doing. And the funny thing is I have started to apply this tip to my everyday life. I do love crafting.
    Thank you Becca for your great inspiration each day.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 7, 2015 - 9:14 am

    Lovely card!
    hmm… biggest lesson. Oh, I know! Don’t think I have to buy every fad thing that comes out. Pick and choose carefully what items I might actually use!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleAugust 7, 2015 - 9:21 am

    I love the antique look in this card.
    Always make 2 so you can keep one!ReplyCancel

  • mickieAugust 7, 2015 - 9:26 am

    such a lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterAugust 7, 2015 - 9:26 am

    Well, just when I thought I had seen the most beautiful cards ever, you post one that supasses them all! This is absolutely, gorgeously fantastic! Thanks for turning me on to ByDigitalPapers also. Theses papers are right up my alley. I love the antique feel and it makes me sad that my mom threw away a huge garbage barrel full of old cards my grandmother had received. Just couldn’t think of anything to do with them at that time but now I see tons of possibilities.

    So many thaks for your talent and inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne CAugust 7, 2015 - 9:30 am

    Beautiful paper for a beautiful card. The biggest lesson I learned while crafting is when I make a mistake, it’s really not a mistake but a challenge.ReplyCancel

  • BerniceAugust 7, 2015 - 9:34 am

    The biggest thing I have learned about crafting is that whenever I am having a “blue” day, crafting never seize to calm me.ReplyCancel

  • BJ SearcyAugust 7, 2015 - 9:38 am

    The biggest lesson I have learned is to use the bonefolder to crease my cards and embellish, embellish. Love your shabby chic card! Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 7, 2015 - 9:40 am

    Oh becca… are so amazing!!! Such a giving person, your cards are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.”…this shabby card is to die for….thanks again for all you do and your kindness…glad u are back, I so missed reading everyday. During the last giveaway …ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanAugust 7, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love that it is a little different. You amaze me every time you add a new card/project to your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 7, 2015 - 9:44 am

    Oppps forgot lesson learn, anything goes and there is no right or wrong in craft making….just make it your own, when things go wrong…sometimes I have to walk away and come back later to finish…ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 7, 2015 - 9:47 am

    I like this shabby chic card of your’s today. I have pinned a lot of shabby chic cards because I find the mixed media and distressed look used on them fasinating. However, I have yet to try to make one.

    Per your question today: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned about crafting? That would be: how friendly and helpful crafty people can be to a complete stranger. These same crafty people make wonderful friends who love to share their craft and they are enthusiatic about your creation!ReplyCancel

  • Carol bAugust 7, 2015 - 9:48 am

    Don’t get carried away when buying supplies!!! You lose track of what you already have, you can’t find things you have, sales aren’t worth it-if you don’t use things, there are always new things that you’ll want, tastes change.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CAugust 7, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Incredible! Even your distressed cards are feminine and delicate! LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline T.August 7, 2015 - 9:53 am

    I have learned that there is no wrong way to craft… Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and the creator. Anything made from the heart will be beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • gailAugust 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

    this is a fabulous card… a coworker is leaving us and this has inspired me to create a special farewell card for her. thanks! gosh, I’ve experienced lots of ‘learning lessons’ over the years. my most prominent one is: if it ain’t working… just walk away… enjoy a glass of wine and come back later. sometimes I find myself trying too hard and nothing seems to work out when that happens. thank you Becca for all your on-going inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithAugust 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Hello Becca! What a lovely card you’re created to begin the Day of Giving Friday. I love the shabby look, vintage lace and even the distressed edges. It’s definitely my style. Thank you for continuing to share your beautiful cards with us.

    I’m learning that everything I create doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. Not that I actually create anything resembling a masterpiece but I used to spends hours and hours trying to make every scrapbook layout and card as perfect as possible. I still struggle with that, which is why I said I’m learning. lol! I’ve learned that I actually deprive myself of the joy of sharing more cards to more family and friends when I try to create the perfect card. This is doubly so with scrapbook layouts. I create fewer of these beautiful reminders of my memories of life when I limit myself to fewer layouts because each one must be as perfect. I definitely want everything I create to be my best effort but I’ve learned to move further away from frustrated perfectionism and as a result, I can enjoy paper crafting more.ReplyCancel

    • Kristine VencelAugust 7, 2015 - 11:11 am

      Well said, Sandi! Wish I had also thought to say what you have said so eloquently! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LaiAugust 7, 2015 - 10:12 am

    I am a new follower. I just love your style of making cards. They are just simple gorgeousReplyCancel

  • NancyRAugust 7, 2015 - 10:14 am

    A very different look, but still beautiful. Love the idea of sending a physical card or message to someone you miss. The biggest thing I have learned from crafting is patience and that perfection is not the goal. I am one who will put off something just because I don’t think it will be perfect or not try a technique just because I don’t want to “waste” paper. Hey, it’s just a piece of paper and less than perfect can be beautiful too.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 7, 2015 - 10:22 am

    O wow! Shabby chic yes but definitely not shabby! Biggest lesson I’ve learnt is go with the creative flow and just try it don’t over think it.ReplyCancel

  • Leah RenfroAugust 7, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Its not so much about the perfection of the card or craft item but that the person receiving it realizes it was a labor of love. It really is the thought that counts.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KAugust 7, 2015 - 10:34 am

    I really like this card! It has both an elegance and a shabby chic style to it. Just love it.
    One lesson I have learned about crafting is to use what I have!!
    It is all to easy to keep accumulating supplies, set them aside, forget about them, and accumulate more!! Pretty soon I have run out of room!! So, I definitely have learned to use what I have, and think twice before purchasing or acquiring more!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyAugust 7, 2015 - 10:41 am

    It doesn’t have to be perfect, just made with love! I love your card it is gorgeous. Happy Friday!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 7, 2015 - 10:49 am

    Oh Becca what a beautiful shabby card ,so different from your usual style, exactly what i have learned ) i used to sit with my blank card and panic if an idea did not come into my head , now i just go with the flow with whatever is at hand .
    Take care and God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • MelindaAugust 7, 2015 - 10:50 am

    My dear Becca, I have been following you for a few years now and I, also, feel like I know you and you are an old, trusted friend. All of us who follow you feel your joy of living and walking a road of loving kindness and peace. When I need to lift my spirit or to calm myself or find inspiration, I come here and browse the years of wonderful art. have a wonder-filled day! MReplyCancel

  • RosieAugust 7, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Very different card than the usual cards you make, Becca and that’s good cuz we all like different artwork. I’ve learned when I work on something such as when I previously sewed for people if I’m not sure if I like something I’m doing I leave the room and come back to it later on to figure out what it is that I wasn’t sure of.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleAugust 7, 2015 - 11:06 am

    What a sweet, sweet card Becca!!! Love it!
    I have learned to THINK about a project BEFORE starting.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Kristine VencelAugust 7, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Oh Becca, this card is {gush} gorgeous! Different from most of your other cards, but still in the same genre.
    What have I learned about crafting? Lots! I miss it when I am away for too long. I am frustrated at times when it doesn’t meet my expectations. Lol. It can calm me. I can get lost in it. It can consume me. It has made me a hoarder. Hahahaha!
    It makes me think. And it takes up a lot of room! Giggle, giggle. It is definitely a part of my life. (Oh, it also makes my kids crazy. They are thinking along the lines of when I am gone. Hah!)ReplyCancel

  • Pam matthewsAugust 7, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Amazing card as usual. I love distressing my cards as you have on this gem. The biggest thing I have learnt about crafting is measure twice, cut once. I have quite a stash of “oops” cuts in my stash.ReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 7, 2015 - 11:13 am

    Awesome card, thanks for the chance to win! One of the biggest things I’ve learned about crafting is that it not only gives pleasure to me, but to others.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneAugust 7, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Beautiful card! The biggest lesson that I have learned is that inspiration is everywhere! I am learning to look at my surrounding with a card maker’s eyes which is new to me.

  • DottieAugust 7, 2015 - 11:17 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Love the shabby style. Well I’ve learned that I like every style of card; but not be afraid to gravitate to any particular one and expand on it. Failure seems to haunt the perfectionist so going through trials of types of paints and styles is fun but often scary. Whenever I do, others just loves my finished piece. I have also learned I have to get past the “preparation” stage and jump in. That also describes a Melancholic description! All is fun though, whatever the outcome. It is a pleasure to create and give. Thanks for giving to us Becca. We all appreciate it!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardAugust 7, 2015 - 11:24 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card, Becca. Thanks for the opportunity to win. You are definitely a “giver”!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808August 7, 2015 - 11:27 am

    The biggest lesson I have learned is to use good supplies–especially card stock and paper cutter.ReplyCancel

  • MaryAugust 7, 2015 - 11:32 am

    Hi Becca…thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards everyday. I enjoy reading your blog everyday unfortunately I don’t have the time to comment..but I thought would today and enter at the chance of winning a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieAugust 7, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Hi Becca, your card is lovely as always. I always admire your work and how you have endless ideas. The biggest lesson I have learned through crafting as well as being a Mom is that art does not have to be perfect. At one time everything had to be perfect. Now if it is a little off centered its okay.



  • Vicky SchmidtAugust 7, 2015 - 11:37 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I have some lace & didn’t know what to do with it. Your card gave me a idea.

    The biggest lesson I learned is when I get an idea to write it out on paper but be sure I put all the details other wise it means nothing when I go back to it. Anther thing is not to do something I don’t like because I will not do a good job.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BAugust 7, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Hi Becca, What a magnificent card and the lace is soooo pretty!the lesson I learned is that you should never give up,relax and let your creative juices flow!
    Then it will be your creation and that is very satisfying! Have a nice weekend and take care, Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 7, 2015 - 11:44 am

    Stunning card, love, love the chic-ness of this card. . . love how you used the extra wide lace and then brought it together in the middle, great!!!
    I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Linda GradyAugust 7, 2015 - 11:46 am

    The biggest thing I’ve learned from crafting is that something that might look difficult to do, can be done by following step-by-step instructions and allowing myself to try something new; kinda go out of the box. I’ve learned that I can be very creative and it looks good. LOL

    Your card is gorgeous; love the soft look to it and that ribbon/bow is to die for. Thanks for all your sharing.ReplyCancel

  • PamAugust 7, 2015 - 11:56 am

    Love the vintage look.

    Biggest lesson- when making a card thinking of the person and the situation they are in, for which you are creating it. This is part of the gift.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia WilliamsonAugust 7, 2015 - 11:57 am

    Hi Becca, I have said it before many times, all your cards are beautiful, but when they are blue they seem to have just that something extra. I would love to win this card and would cherish it forever,
    Cynthia & 2 furbabiesXxXReplyCancel

  • BeckyBAugust 7, 2015 - 12:06 pm

    Love this..has my favorite die and I think yours also, always come to your page when I need some inspiration, ?. Challenges is patients it will come , when it comes go with !!ReplyCancel

  • ShaneanAugust 7, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    What I have learned in crafting is you don’t need everything. Sometimes it just means looking at what you already have, and usually it will work. I’ve also discovered that I’m more creative or crafty than I thought I was.ReplyCancel

  • Frances EricksonAugust 7, 2015 - 12:27 pm

    Awesome Card as always. I love the colors and butterflies are my favorite to put on my cards..ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseAugust 7, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    The biggest thing I’ve learned is that crafting is a ‘calling’ for people like me…there is no ‘me’ without it! I’ve also learned that some people just don’t understand my need to create. These are the same people who smoke, drink, gamble, etc. This is MY addiction…RESPECT IT! lolReplyCancel

  • RosemaryAugust 7, 2015 - 12:36 pm

    Absolutely love this card it is just my styleReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 7, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    Love the card! The biggest lesson I’ve learned recently is that crafting has its place, but is only temporal. Have just had two deaths in our church which reminded me of the temporal nature of all that we do here on earth and the importance of eternal things. I have to be careful of letting my crafting (and desires for more and more crafting goodies!) get in the way of things that really matter eternally.I want to be a better steward of my crafting stash & want to make my crafting serve relational and eternal purposes.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RAugust 7, 2015 - 12:42 pm

    The biggest lesson I’ve learned about making cards is that I’m never done buying more supplies!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 7, 2015 - 12:57 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is a bit different from your usual, simple but just as lovely and touched with elegance. Don’t know how you do it, but keep them coming. Any chance you would offer a class on line? You have so many great projects from the past–Christmas house that pops up, dimensional gazebos, baskets–the list is endless. You lead and I’ll follow and so will many others. Thanks, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullAugust 7, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    The thing I learned about paper crafting is to always do your best because people really appreciate a handmade card or item and most times they keep them.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 7, 2015 - 1:15 pm

    Oh my gosh Becca, you just keep on doing it. I´m blown away with this beauty here, it is soo sooo beautiful.
    The biggest lesson I´ve ever learned is, I think, that there´s no right or wrong in how we do things, if they´re just apealing to the eyes of the reciever. Earlier I was always sooo afraid nothing was good enough, but I´ve learned over the years, that it´s only me, who´s never satisfied with what I amde, and if people keeps asking me to make things for them, then it must be because they think, they´re okay, else they wouldn´t ask right?ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 7, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    What a beautiful card today, Becca. It’s so feminine and peaceful, and I love that shade of blue. Yummy!
    Today’s question is a hard one! I would guess my biggest lesson is to not run out and buy everything I see featured in the ads. I have wasted a lot of money buying something featured that has only one use, and then I never use it again! That’s why I applaud your blog posts – you always show us lots of ways to use our dies and paper in fresh and exciting ways.ReplyCancel

  • MildredAugust 7, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    I don’t remember seeing this style before, Becca. It is quite different and very pretty. Lessons learned are that card making takes more time than I have and there’s no such thing as a “mistake” because there are so many clever ways to hide it! Thank you again for all your sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongAugust 7, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    Hi Becca! I have loved doing crafts most of my life and have learned many things. Sooo many things! Mostly to have faith in myself, improvise when I don’t have the newest die or paper out there and that my project will turn out just perfect. I have seen this card before and just love it!! BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 7, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    Love your card. The most important thing I’ve learned about crafting isi it gives me a feeling of accomplishment.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 7, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    Becca, Becca, Becca,
    Your post today gave me goosebumps and your card left me speechless (from reading my comments, you probably know I’m seldom at a loss for words ;->)

    I know God works through these things that I love to serve His purpose. I have experienced this through singing & card making. I have been “called” to make cards for people who are critically ill. At the time, I didn’t know the people very well or that they were very sick. When I asked, “Why me?” The answer was, “Because you are the card maker.” What can be better than this – to be called upon to serve God by doing what I love! Amazing grace, indeed.

    Love & blessings, my friend,

  • Lu CAugust 7, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    You cannot force inspiration. It took me some time to realize this. Sometimes a card idea comes together easily from the get go. Other times it runs full speed away because I am trying to force a card together. So I am trying to teach myself to make sketches with notes when an inspiration visits me if I can’t act on it at the time.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WAugust 7, 2015 - 1:43 pm

    I’ve learned to not be afraid to try new things and to not be afraid to make mistakes. If I like it, that’s all that matters. I’ve learned to get inspiration from others, but tweak things as necessary to fit me – my resources, style, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Jesse aka InkyhiveAugust 7, 2015 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful card. What I’ve learned from crafting is, it is therapeutic and those they get a card from me, so enjoy knowing someone is thinking of them.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie DAugust 7, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Hi Becca!!!
    Love the card today AND yesterdays also!! The biggest thing I’ve learned about crafting is that I can escape into my own little world and relax. I’m retired now but,my life is more in the fast lane now than when I was working! Crafting lets me relax. I love checking your blog as you inspire me to get crafting!!
    Thanks for sharing, Bonnie D.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaAugust 7, 2015 - 2:02 pm

    Don’t give up on a project, rescue attempts are a learning experience. One card that I thought was going to be an epic fail turned into the card I liked best in the group I was working on. There’s a lot of truth in the phrase “happy accidents”.ReplyCancel

  • KrisAugust 7, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    The biggest lesson about crafting?…..the first thing that comes to my mind is that it is meant to be shared. Have you ever come across a crafted item that was so breathtaking you knew you had to learn the technique so you could make it yourself? There have been occasions where this has occurred and the crafter was unwilling to share their knowledge. I know this can be a slippery slope as there are those who will take advantage of your creativity, but that is why I so appreciate places like this blog that share, share, share…with grace their gifts and talents to others. You are appreciated!ReplyCancel

    • PAM TASAugust 9, 2015 - 4:17 am

      Well said Kris !ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreAugust 7, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    Love love love the inspiration I receive each day from your beautiful cards and generous sharing of your thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • BrendaAugust 7, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    My biggest lesson I’ve learned about crafting is that I don’t need to buy every product that comes out. Sometimes the old tried and true work just as well.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellAugust 7, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Beautiful card! I have learned a lot of things from crafting, but the one I learned the most is that there is no right or wrong! You can do any thing you want and it will all turn out pretty to someone maybe not all but some will like it. 2nd you can turn your boo boos into something great with a little help from another item.ReplyCancel

  • AnnaAugust 7, 2015 - 3:08 pm

    The biggest lesson I have learnt with crafting is that To Give is not just a tangible thing it is also a spiritual thing. When I make a card or scrap a page or make a quilt I think of the person that will or may receive the item. Channelling. This means that through the process of making the item I have this person not only in my head but heart too and then I am able to give to person something else beside the item as a wee piece of me goes with them.
    Does any one else find this happens to them?
    I suppose it is passing the love around.
    Annamieke from the land down underReplyCancel

    • Sandy ArtmanAugust 7, 2015 - 4:36 pm

      Hi, Anna,
      Absolutely! I think of cards as “Love in an Envelope”. Sometimes I am “in-spired” to put the perfect thing in the card, too. It’s really this process of communicating love and care to people that has me totally hooked on making cards. Thank you for sharing this aspect!
      Sandy, from Sunny So CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • TammieAugust 7, 2015 - 3:10 pm

    Yeah, Friday! I am still trying to learn the lesson: “Use it, don’t save it!”ReplyCancel

  • RuthAugust 7, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    Becca I just love , love this card !
    Every single thing about it , and would love to give it a home in my little crafting den.
    Thanks for all the opportunities to win your fabulous cards ,

  • Doreen RitchieAugust 7, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    A different style to your normal Becca but it’s really gorgeous! The biggest thing I’ve learned in crafting is to check what I already have before going out buying more.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 7, 2015 - 3:40 pm

    Morning Becca another beautiful card you have made.
    My biggest thing I have learnt is if it doesn’t work out, its just a piece of paper, try again.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginAugust 7, 2015 - 4:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, I see my grandmother all over this card. So elegant, so vintage. She would write me long letters in her oh so fancy small script. I found a letter from her yesterday as I was cleaning out a drawer. It was from 1986. I can still see her, so small and so grand at the same time. You Becca are an inspiration to us all. Thanks so much. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • AlisonAugust 7, 2015 - 4:09 pm

    A beautiful card Becca! I have learnt to take some “me” time and relax while I am making my cards. Once it is finished I can go back to the “real” world and carry on with my day!
    Thank you for offering another card for a lucky Person.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy HAugust 7, 2015 - 4:10 pm

    I love your card. This isn’t the typical card from you but it’s beautiful.

    I’ve learned from crafting that some of my best work comes from handling mistakes, so relax and have fun. It’s only paper.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingAugust 7, 2015 - 4:16 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca. I’m not used to so dark.a look from you, and you do it well.

    Biggest lesson…wow, so many…probably that perfection is over-rated. I remember when I was quilting, a friend of mine saying “It is only a mistake if a man on a galloping horse at fifty paces can see it.” Since none of my cards ever look alike, and I make a lot of my background papers, I’ve learned to shrug off the imperfections and ignore them when people point them out. Unless it is something which really detracts, in which case I will mark it down, I just ignore it all. Makes life a lot easier not being a perfectionist.

    Thanks for keeping this going, Becca…good plan!

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)August 7, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. It’s kind of “old worlde” and romantic.ReplyCancel

  • JudyBAugust 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

    I think learning that just because you’ve made a mistake on a card; say blotchy ink for example, you can usually find a way to fix it without having to start all over. My friend says there are no mistakes in crafting, just learning experiences.ReplyCancel

  • yvonneAugust 7, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferAugust 7, 2015 - 4:39 pm

    Absolutely love this card! I have learned to be adventurous in my crafting- take a chance and if I doesn’t work out it is OK. It might lead you to a new level of crafting you never experienced before!! Another important lesson I have learned is that I need to create , maybe not daily but very frequently.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamAugust 7, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    Beautiful card! My biggest lesson learned was to use what I have before buying more!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BAugust 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm

    I have learned that I can be creative! Not always what I envisioned, but acceptable…ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.August 7, 2015 - 5:36 pm

    The biggest lesson I’ve learned about crafting is to never give up! So many times after laboring over a card, only to be not so happy with it and tossing it aside, I come back to revisit it later and find I’m quite pleased with it. Sometimes I don’t do anything else to it. Sometimes I just tweek it a little. What I first felt needed to go in the trash ends up being a treasure to someone! So never give up! I,m so pleased to be a part of your Day of Giving Fridays. I’m glad you decided to continue with it.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne WeberAugust 7, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    Wow, this is certainly different from what we usually see here. Love it though. It just seems to hit me. What have I learned from card making? I guess it comes down to patience and perseverance. So many times I have an idea in my head but when I go to put it all together, I hate it and it turns out to be totally something else than what I planned.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellAugust 7, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    I have learned to always have the correct amount of supplies ready and within reach when starting a new project!ReplyCancel

  • LynneZAugust 7, 2015 - 7:08 pm

    The biggest thing that I have learned about crafting is that it doesn’t need to be perfect. It is handmade and my aim is not perfection. I am in love with this card today. It seems to be a little different than your usual style, but it is just so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • DKAugust 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    Becca: I had to smile at your description of your “shabby” card. Most definitely this card propels shabby to an elegant level. What I have learned about crafting is….although a card or handcrafted gift may not turn out exactly as I envisioned, the recipients’ eyes have always been blinded by their unconditional appreciation of my sentiment and the fact I took the time to handcraft something for them. In turn, I have learned to “let go” of anticipated results.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm

    Oh my goodness! I find myself just staring at your card, scrolling down, and then I’ll go back up to look at it again. It is just stunning! I really think my style, or at least what appeals to me, is what you do. I love the clean and simple looks, but I have a struggle creating them and always want to add more and more and more! LOL! I totally love the blue shades, the distressed edges, the layers, and just everything about your card! What have I learned about crafting? Probably one of the most important things I’ve learned is to think hard about things I buy. When I look back at things I purchased early on, I really am scratching my head wondering why did I buy that? Ha ha! So I have learned to really think about what I buy and I try to buy things that are more versatile than a one-subject item. Also I have learned that I just need to go with what I like and not worry about the big trends that are going on. Thank you for your inspiration. Your talent really amazes me! Thank you for sharing it with us all!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane CiurlaAugust 7, 2015 - 8:03 pm

    Living in Florida I have friends who are seasonal, and when they return up North, they are so missed. This beautiful card will be a wonderful way to let them know they are thought of.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothAugust 7, 2015 - 8:25 pm

    Hi Becca! What a beautiful card! I love the different colors, textures and butterflies! A little different colors than your usual!
    What I have learned from crafting is that I have more creativity than I imagined. I have loved art from an early age and bring it into many of my stamping projects. I tend to like frills, glitter and glam in my projects. Lots of layers etc. Even when I take classes, I add additional a things of interest, alter techniques or change up colors, sometimes to the chagrin of the instructor, though I try very hard to not do it openly to take anything away from the instructor. When I sewed, I was famous for changing patterns and sometimes even along something without a pattern. It made for some interesting clothing! Since I grew up in the 50-60s, you can just imagine! Necklaces from cantaloupe seeds, block printing my own t-shirts, lace palazzo pants with skin colored lining meant to shock. Oh so many artsy things! It is funny though, whatever interests my OCD brain at the moment, I go head over heals into it. I still have some art supplies from college in the 60s!
    Probably the most important thing I have learned is that I can just be me!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LoydAugust 7, 2015 - 8:37 pm

    I think the biggest lesson in crafting is: just start. There are no wrong answers really, so there shouldn’t be this fear of failure, right? So just sit down and create what is in your heart and let go. We are who we are- just be, with a perfect loving God loving heart. The end result will shine through if for no one else but yourself…. Until tomorrow when you try again.ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyAugust 7, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    I’ve learned that no matter
    what I make, you learn from
    each creation and always
    continue to do so.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Kim HaygoodAugust 7, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    What a lovely card! I really like the gold that you use in your cards! I only got in on the tail end of your Days of Giving, but I am so glad to hear what a relaxing and fun experience it was for you. It seems that there are really a lot of warm and loving people who share this hobby and avenue for outreach. Thanks for sharing your gifts…your cards are inspiring in more than one way…in the message and the beautiful craftwork.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie KasteAugust 7, 2015 - 10:23 pm

    Becca, your creations are just jaw dropping gorgeous! Love this card and your new blog page is awesome.
    In answer to your question about crafting, I’ve learned that I should make art to please me, not anyone else.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DAugust 7, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    The biggest thing I have learnt about crafting, and this is a life lesson, as I have been crafting most of my life, is that it can be a sanity saver, especially when under stress!

  • TerryAnnAugust 7, 2015 - 11:20 pm

    Just breathtaking! No other words for this amazing card.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterAugust 7, 2015 - 11:49 pm

    gorgeous card!! there are no mistakes, just new techniques waiting to be found!!ReplyCancel

  • PatAugust 8, 2015 - 12:46 am

    Hi Becca
    The most meaningful thing I have learnt when crafting is just to slow down and take my time. When your life is busy it is so relaxing to take time for yourself
    Pat xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor UK aka Loopy LyndaAugust 8, 2015 - 1:21 am

    Good morning Becca, wow this is …………!!! Beautiful!!!
    Crafting has taught me, don’t take life too seriously, what one person likes is not
    always someone else’s taste!!! Oh and don’t forget to stick a butterfly on it!!!
    It works wonders : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • LesleyAugust 8, 2015 - 1:28 am

    I started out making very simple cards, but really super cards deserve super dies, and I have a great collection now.

    I love that you are continuing your generosity of giving cards, ‘cos I wasn’t successful during your month of July, and would still like to be in with a chance of owning one of your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 8, 2015 - 1:43 am

    I’m loving this card.
    Me? I’ve learned to never throw anything.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 8, 2015 - 2:17 am

    that the cards I make will make someone have a better day or let them I care and Love them.ReplyCancel

  • JennieAugust 8, 2015 - 2:38 am

    I love the French way of saying the sentiment, tu me manqué.ReplyCancel

  • MinnieAugust 8, 2015 - 2:42 am

    Oh Becca, I just adore your shabby card. I love the vintage look. I think the biggest lesson I have learned about crafting is never to throw anything away, only trouble is I have a very untidy craft room. I have kept little scraps of ribbon off birthday presents I have had given, special buttons, pieces of vintage lace. I can always find a use for them on my vintage inspired cards. I hope you will make some more of these type of cards. I look forward to seeing more.ReplyCancel

  • carol haydenAugust 8, 2015 - 4:37 am

    I have learned not to glue a card together right away especially if I’m not crazy about it. It may take a couple of days or so before something different pops in my head to change the card. Right now I have a few cards waiting to be put together.. I don’t know if I’m the only one that does this but it sure works for me..
    I just love you style of cardmaking Becca….So talented!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katy LeslieAugust 8, 2015 - 6:56 am

    That is certainly the best segue I’ve ever seen!! I love that style. You are most talented Becca. xxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KAugust 8, 2015 - 7:05 am

    Hello Becca,
    I love it, this card is stunning.
    Two of the biggest things that I’ve learned about crafting is
    a) that I’m always learning!!
    b) whenever I make something that I think is rubbish, someone else always likes!!!
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 8, 2015 - 7:17 am

    What a beautiful card. This has to be one of my favorites. WOW! Lessons learned…maybe the biggest for me has been keep at it and you can make something new from what you have. It reminds me daily to keep looking for another way to get something accomplished when at first it doesn’t seem to work out.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy ThompsonAugust 8, 2015 - 8:34 am

    Dear Becca,
    So, I missed the opportunity for the card, but not the opportunity to communicate! It’s so easy to become engrossed with the project for me that I forget about the giving! I’m working, with the LORD. to correct that. When I remember the person I’m intending to bless, WHILE I am creating a gift for them, it takes on a whole new and personal dimension. then I remember to pray for that individual. It stops being “all about me” and takes on a really special purpose. I am definitely a ‘work-in-progress’!
    So that’s my take…. have a great Saturday!ReplyCancel

  • ernestineAugust 8, 2015 - 10:51 am

    first of all,this is a wonderful Card! what I learned about crafting? it is something good,for me as crafter and sometimes also for the one who will recieve what I create,whether a card or other handmade things ( like knitting,sewing or so).
    greetings from a very warm Vienna/Austria,

  • Dar SirrineAugust 8, 2015 - 11:10 am

    Beautiful card. I have learned that sharing my talent with gifts and cards bring immense pleasure to both myself and the receiver. I’ve also learned that the mess up while creating most often turns into the most beautiful of projects.ReplyCancel

  • Christine CoileAugust 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    Looking at your website is a blessing for me. It has been one year ago that I lost my oldest son. I look at the beautiful cards that you make and I think to myself my son would really like that one. He would always tell me how beautiful my cards are and that I sould sell them. I love this card beause it has butterflies and my son knew that so he would always try to find things that had butterflies on them and send them to me. Thanks for sharing. Your Sister in ChristReplyCancel

    • Joanne LoweAugust 8, 2015 - 6:33 pm

      Praying for you, Christine, my heart aches to know that you lost your oldest son a year ago. Praying that God will bring even more comfort to you today. We are blessed to know Him and to have Him as our Heavenly Father. Please know that I am so sorry and that I care.


      Joanne from Ontario, CanadaReplyCancel

      • Christine CoileAugust 15, 2015 - 5:58 pm

        Thank you for your prayers. It is God that helps me everyday. I have my son with me everyday (heart). One day we will be with each other again. Your Sister in Christ

    • Louise RolphAugust 8, 2015 - 9:24 pm

      Sending you hugs today Christine. Hope you day is filled with beautiful memories of your son. xxxReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweAugust 8, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Love this, it kind of reminds me of the kit projects, how I miss those kits, Becca!!! Hoping SOMEDAY they will be back!!! In the meantime, I’m enjoying all I see on your blog as usual. :)



  • Louise RolphAugust 8, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    HI Becca. What a gorgeous card. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that even if you think you’re not good enough at what you’re doing, someone else will be there to say ‘I love it’. Thanks for sharing your art with us. I love seeing what you’ve created.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 9, 2015 - 7:25 am

    Hi Becca, This card is a stunning creation, the vintage shabby chic and the beautiful lace make this a stunning creation.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Ann LindAugust 9, 2015 - 8:59 am

    The biggest lesson I learned is that you don’t have to have everything!! I have found that to much is over whelming where as something new every once in a while is more likely to get used. This card is so Victorian and truly lovely. TFS AnnReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoAugust 9, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    Such a beautiful work of art!ReplyCancel

  • SHELLEEAugust 10, 2015 - 7:14 pm

    The lesson that I am TRYING to learn, is not to overthink everything! I spend WAY too much time figuring out papers, embellishments and placement. I usually always like the completed project, but I am so slow that I don’t get much finished! I have missed occasions because I obsessed to much that the items were not finished. It is even tougher for me now that my local store has closed and I am not in a store to wander around and draw inspiration while I am working on the project. I hope it will be better when I finally have a dedicated “space” and can unpack everything that I have stored in bags and containers! I have also learned that there are NO mistakes–only “creative opportunities”!

  • Earlene BostAugust 13, 2015 - 11:18 am

    The biggest lesson I’ve learned about crafting is that you never stop learning. There’s always something new to embrace or admire.ReplyCancel

  • Karen RothAugust 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    I have often found that Crafting meets some of my deepest Soul and Spirit needs that buying Store Bought just never does. You see, Crafting is Therapy for me in my Healing from multiple past traumas that have eaten up most of my 43 years on this earth.

    In Crafting, I trade my “Ashes for Beauty” when I create something lovely and then I just give it away to someone else, their smile is my beauty that I do get to create in this fallen world we all live in until the Lord comes for us.ReplyCancel