Day of Giving Friday: I’m Inspired by your Passion

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Matting Basics A and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG -
Hi there sweeties!  I’m so tickled to say that you have been anticipating something in the mail from me, it’s finally on the way.  Everything was put in the mail earlier this week!  I had quite the backlog of domestic and international mail and tied the post office agent up for about 20 minutes!  Pop over and check the Giveaway Page – you’ll see that we have a new winner for last Friday and all other packages have gone out.   Now to catch up on my backlog of messages!  Oh, and you’ll want to stop by tomorrow, I have a couple of first time downloads.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Matting Basics A and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG -
In the mean time, today is Day of Giving Friday.  If you’re not familiar with Day of Giving Friday, every Friday I give away a card to a reader who leaves a comment – here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  I love an elegant card and clean and simple can be elegant too.  I reached back to pull an older card – made from basics you are sure to have in your stash – Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A and Spellbinders Standard Circles SM along with Spellbinders Standard Circles LG.   Get out those background stamps and create a frame with your favorite sentiment.  :-)

For your comment today – what’s the first thing you do when you are creatively stuck?  Listen to music, watch tv, take a walk?

Heartfelt thanks for your patience if you were waiting for me for a package.  I’m relieved to have that behind me.  I hope you planning a glorious weekend and thanks for popping in today!


  • TammieFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:08 am

    Sweet, simple card Becca! When I am stumped and need to spark creativity I revisit my pins on Pinterest, mostly APG designs! Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:15 am

    I look forward to your post Becca….you inspire me…lol..but when I get stuck, I go to Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Veronica AllenFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:16 am

    Your card is so lovely. When I get stuck, I look to my favorite places for inspiration…YouTube and Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Deb MFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Ohhh, love this card! I LOVE elegant cards too, unfortunately clean and simple is about all I can manage…although I have hope one of these days I’ll do one with dies like you do a lot of that turns out elegant and beautiful! LOL So far they have seemed more busy to me, when I try them…but I’ll keep trying when I can. :-))

    Hmmm…when I’m creativily stuck…I usually walk away and hope when I come back, I get inspired to finish it. LOL I also go look on pinterest for ideas ALL THE TIME. I’m still fairly new…well a year into being a card maker, but have had some down time in that year cause of being busy with life…so don’t usually manage a card without first getting an idea for one online. Course…a lot of the time they don’t turn out at all like I started them out to be, but thats ok. LOLReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca , When i have ran out of ideas i always go to my friends Blogs that i follow like yours , i always find ideas and inspiration.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • RuthannFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:20 am

    I get on the Internet and then a few HOURS later, after pages and pages of pinterest, I get to work!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:20 am

    When I am so stuck I just stop maybe for an hour,a day or two then it comes to me what I am trying to do. I love this card you made today. So simple but beautiful. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:20 am

    When I’m creatively stuck I watch YouTube videos, watch TV or read. Sometimes watching what others are doing sparks something that will get me back to creating again. Sometimes just taking a break from crafting helps. I discovered this during our recent move. I had no craft room for about 6 weeks and other than coloring (I did leave out pre-stamped images and Copics for part of the time) I was on a crafting hiatus. It was refreshing and when I could finally craft again I had a new spark.

    I love today’s card. It’s so elegant yet simple enough that I can give it a try. :) Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:20 am

    Another beautiful card Becca. Love the elegant simplicity.
    When I’m stumped, I go back through some of my favorite card creators’ blogs and look at some of their designs to get an idea I can put my spin on.
    Thanks again for a chance to win one of your gorgeous cards!ReplyCancel

  • Sue RutzFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:21 am

    When I’m stuck on a project, I usually spend time cleaning up my supplies. Not only doe sit improve my space, but looking through everything I have with an eye to keep or toss also shows me those items that would look good on my current project.

    Of course, once that happens, I go back to the project, so there’s always more cleaning to do!

    Blessed Friday and a wonderful weekend!

  • Linda GFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:22 am

    Good morning Becca!
    Beautiful card! I take a break and walk away. Sometimes it takes a time or two before the inspiration hits. :)ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:23 am

    I go to pintrest always get inspired when I visit these sites. Another beautiful card Becca. You also inspire me. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:24 am

    Love this beautiful card. Great idea and a beautiful message. When I can’t create I walk away and find something to get my mind off of what I was doing or not doing. Then when I least expect it an idea will pop into my head and I’m back in my craft room having fun

    Thank your for a chance to win this beautiful card.

  • Kathy WattsFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:24 am

    So enjoy all of your creations. So very classy with perfection. Thank you for sharing with everyone.ReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:26 am

    I love this card because it’s doable in a short time frame. It is lovely and will touch a heart that receives it.
    When my umpa leaves to make cards I do take a break to start. Then I peruse several blogs to find inspiration usually. Most times inspiration comes from something quite simple, like a ribbon put just the right way or a certain paper composition. Today’s card does help a lot with the side die cut. Thanks for asking Becca! Good day to you.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FLFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:27 am

    This card is so beautiful and simple-I love it!
    When I’m stuck, I clean and organize drawers and cabinets. Makes no sense, I know. Maybe a parody for clearing a cluttered mind…ReplyCancel

  • Linda SFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:27 am

    I adore this card with one of my absolute favorite color combinations. I also like how you have designed the circle off the edge . . . Beautiful! When I get stuck I most often look to creative designers, such as yourself, to give me inspiration and a nudge to get me going! Looking forward to tomorrow’s downloads.ReplyCancel

  • JanFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:29 am

    Good evening Becca. I always go for a walk. Also look on Pinterest.
    Love your card today. A very soft colour combination. Quite elegant.
    Have a great weekend. Hugs . Jan. xReplyCancel

  • RamonaFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:29 am

    Beautiful card Becca! I always look to Pintrest and YouTube for inspiration, I love watching your tutorials.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.February 5, 2016 - 11:30 am

    When I’m creatively stuck, I check out some of my favorite blogs for inspiration. Your’s is at the top of the list! Thank you for all the inspiration you have provided over the years!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Hi Becca
    A very pretty card I love the colours used. Your bow & flowers are stunning love it all.
    Hug’s Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Hi Becca…beautiful card! When I’m creatively stumped, I usually go to the galleries of my favorite designers…like you!ReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:31 am

    What a lovely card. Like you said, so simple….so beautiful!!!
    Even I could make one like it.
    Thank you for sharing.
    When I am creatively stuck, I go to Pinterest!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen MFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:32 am

    What a pretty card. Such soft colors with the touch of the gemstones and the clever circle offset cutout.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:34 am

    Wow, you have been very busy getting your cards ready to mail out. So wish I was one of the people waiting on the postman for one of your goreous cards. Your card today is so elegant and refreshing. Love the colors. Regarding today’s question: the first thing I do now when I am creatively stuck is to pull up cards on pinterest to get my mojo back in gear. There are so many lovely ideas out there to be inspired from to create that one special card. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Your card is beautiful. When I get stuck I go to Pinterest or several other blogs I follow. I’ve been known to look over my stash of previously made cards and see if an embellishment or a regroup can jog my brain for a few new ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:45 am

    That’s an easy one: I just look at your beautiful cards. You always inspire me! I loved this card when you first created it. It’s so clever!ReplyCancel

  • Connie GFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:46 am

    What a beautiful card!!! Gorgeous Becca. When I am stumped on creativity – I ALWAYS turn to Pinterest. That is the bomb!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:47 am

    Beautiful, simple card. Something I can see myself doing! The first thing I do is go to pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:47 am

    Good morning, Becca,
    If I am stuck, I browse the blogs of designers that I follow (such as yourself) & that usually gives me a jumping off place. If that doesn’t do it, I might do something physical, like walking or talking with a friend, & then visit Pinterest.
    If I am overwhelmed, I ignore my craft room for a few days & then begin again.
    This is a lovely, simple design that does inspire me! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:48 am

    Beautiful card Becca….have cased the design for future reference! When I get stuck for an idea I go back to card pictures I have put on my desktop for inspiration….if I am really in a crunch for time, I PRAY! Works every time!
    Paper Hugs,.janReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:52 am

    Beautiful Becca! When I get stuck I go to all of my saved favorites!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TanquillaFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:52 am

    Hi Becca, Such a beautiful card. So simple but the design behind it is well thought out and your details matter. I have this stamp and will retrieve it from my backlog. What I do when the ideas stop is go through pins of the best designers, you are #1, and find something I like and can do. Often the leftover scraps lead me to something entirely new. This is one of the reasons that I like it so much when you use the ‘oldies and goodies’ dies and stamps because I can go to them immediately and maybe use different colors or ribbons. Barbara TranquillaReplyCancel

  • WendyFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:55 am

    Hi Becca such a beautiful card clean and simple but fabulous.
    Like most other people if stuck for inspiration for a card I usually check out the blogs of much clever and inspirational people like yourself for ideas
    Looking forward to seeing what you have to show us in the coming weeks.

  • marilyn needhamFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:59 am

    I like your card, is the background one big stamp or a little stamp done lots of times? If I’m stuck, I just look up sites such as yours. and soon come unstuck. Cheers. XXReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:01 pm

    Lovely card! Beautiful pink and green combo!
    When I am stuck, I look for inspiration on my favorite blogs!ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.February 5, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Stunning card, Becca. Just lovely. When I get creatively stuck, I just leave it for a while. I walk away or weather permitting, sit outside and watch the birds. It is so relaxing and renewing to be in nature, admiring god’s work.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Becca, I believe that eveyone that sees your work or knows your story is inspired by your passion for life. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    Good Morning Becca!
    First of all, the card is scrumptious! I love the sentiment and the pink hues~ To answer your question, I listen to music when I am stuck! It always helps! Much joy and many blessings to you and yours~ CynthiaReplyCancel

  • linda boyceFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    Hi Becca super card as always , when i’m stuck for ideas l look back on your site just to get some boost and try to find something l can work with by changeing dies and color hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    Such a pretty card! Really elegant but simple.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:30 pm

    Ooh, I love this card! The light green and springy! The first thing I do when I get stuck is go play with the dog and go for a walk. All the while, the card is in the back of my mind. If it is later in the day, I will likely leave it overnight, unless I need to get back to it because there is a time crunch. If that is the case, then back to the Cave, and I search saved pics and ideas from magazines for inspiration, then do the same from computer files. I’ve avoided Pinterest because I know I would waste time just card gazing and not really working…might go to Splitcoaststampers or to trusted designers or companies. Usually by the time I sleep on it, my mind has been working long enough to get moving again. You always provide me with inspiration…

  • CarolineFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    Lovely card! when I get stuck I just take a break for awhile then walk back in look at what I was creating and then the ideas will come through usually, otherwise I just leave that particular project for awhile and either start a new project or just take a break for a couple of days when the busyness of life calms down and I’m able to breathe again.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:38 pm

    WOW! This is so elegant & dainty looking, I love it. Strange as it may seem my mind works well in bed while trying to fall asleep. So, if I’m stuck, I just need to go to bed.ReplyCancel

  • janet goshornFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:38 pm

    When I am creatively stuck I take a few days break from crafting and don’t even go in my craft room. This usually helps get the creative juices flowing.ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:44 pm

    Hello Becca.
    I really like the background, sentiment and design of today’s card. As to the question of what I do first when stuck without any creativity: I usually go to my binders of templates that also include samples of cards. If that does not spark an idea, I move to my stored images on my Pinterest board. I have quite a few of your cards stored there for inspiration. This usually does the trick and my dry spell of creativity is cured.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:45 pm

    This is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Lori ReinholzFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:45 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! It makes me think of Spring! When my mojo goes on a walk about, I do 2 things…I go browsing through pinterest for inspiration and to You Tube to watch inspirational and tutorial videos! Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not! Then I hit Netflix to watch some TV or a movie!ReplyCancel

  • nancy vondraFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    Hey, Becca!
    When I get stuck there are several things I do until I get inspired. I look at my stash, watch Create and Craft and Paper Wishes, look at magazines (Tattered Lace, Hunkydory, Crafts and Things or any one at Barnes and Noble), look at Paper Wishes, and now (I’m new to blogs)look at your blog, Spellbinders and a few others like Stephanie Weightman and Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls. I hope this helps! If I just can’t even get the energy to want to create, I pop on down to the beach/ocean and renew my spirit on the beach- no matter what the weather or season.
    love, hugs and JOY,

  • Jan StumpfFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Beautiful card. When I’m stuck I go to Pinterest or Splitcoast and review samples I liked and that gives me a format to start from-using an element from several of the different cards.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuboseFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    I spend a lot of time on Pinterest love your site. They are the most beautiful cards of allReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:00 pm

    I follow many blogs, so have new ideas every day. Always enjoy your blog for the beautiful ideas and gentle encouragement!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:04 pm

    Such a lovely and sweet card. I always check Pinterest and YouTube, never failsReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    Beautiful card, as always, Becca. If I get stuck for ideas, I go through my old dies and embossing folders which I haven’t used in ages. Then I’ll walk away and go back to it, which generally works but If all else fails, I’ll trawl through some of my favourite blogs (yours truly included!) for some inspiration and end up doing something totally different!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • beth swisherFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:08 pm

    Love all your elegant cards. This one especially hits my heart as it is the colors of Sweet Briar College, pink and green. My two daughters went there and last year there was a huge uproar over the president and the board announcing the closing of the college with no warning. The alumni, family and friends rallyied and college remains open.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.February 5, 2016 - 1:11 pm

    I just love your card today! Pink and green is a favorite combination of mine. The delicate patterned paper is so pretty. If I get stuck creatively, I usually start looking at my favorite bloggers posts (yes, you are at the top of that list). Then I spend way too much time on the computer, Pinterest and blogs and don’t get anything done! LOL! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    Love the card…I go do something else or go to Pinterest …have an awesome weekend, can’t wait for Saturday show n tell you’ll have!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Oh this card is so beautiful! When I am creatively stuck, I got to Pinterest and look at my pinned cards ( a lot of them are yours).ReplyCancel

  • Martha SimsFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Your card today is beautiful as usual, so soft. When I am stuck I go to various on-line sites as well as YouTube tutorials. I always photograph my own cards and keep those in albums, I will also turn to those to see which cards I really enjoyed creating.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:33 pm

    When I get in to a creative block, I browse the web (blogs like yours, Pinterest, etc.). I found many an inspiration from your site, as it is one of my favorites – not only creative inspiration, but life inspiration. Thanks for all of your generosity to your followers.ReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:34 pm

    Becca, I just love this card – the colors, pretty bow and flowers, sentiment, off-the-edge circle and the many gems. When creativity is lacking for me, I leave it and try another time, which mostly seems to work. Going to Pinterest and YouTube takes up a lot of time, so I rarely go that route. Of course, there is always inspiration available when I receive an email from you!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    Hi Becca. I love todays card – simply stunning :-) I find that listening to music whilst crafting keeps my creativity flowing :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:42 pm

    I usually just stop for awhile and wait for some inspiration. Or maybe browse a magazine. Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:43 pm

    First of all, your card is “simply” beautiful and very elegant. It is not over the top but is just right.

    I have two ways I get my juices flowing. #1: I look at colors, usually papers or patterns in the stash. I have a small shelf with colored paper and just looking usually begins the triggering process. #2:I have several craft catalogs and magazines I thumb thru when I am stuck. I am not looking for an exact idea just inspiration.

    Last night I got stuck on two cards, my brother in laws 25th anniversary card and my husbands Valentine Day card. To the color stash I went and once I saw teal & a golden beige the card just fell into place. The Valentine card is coming together with red suede rose dies and of all things a little sock monkey face. (not sure how that is going to turn out but it will certainly be worth a laugh)ReplyCancel

  • GayleFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:46 pm

    I look at stamps, stamp catalogs,pictures & then an idea will pop up. Never really what you were looking at but it gives an idea & go from there
    Love this card for today…so soft & feminineReplyCancel

  • Diana DFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    Hi Becca. LOVE this card! The first thing I do when creativity shuts down on me is to fire up Pinterest. I can get lost there for hours, so I limit myself to specific brands that I have in my arsenal. It doesn’t take long to get moving again.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    When I have a complete mind blank I go and look at my sentiment stamps and search for something that fits with the occasion or for the person concerned. It seems to flow from there.

    Lovely card, Becca and pretty paper too.


  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 5, 2016 - 1:54 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    Your post is another wonderful reason to look forward to Fridays! I just love this sweet card. You frequently design cards that allow me to consider new possibilities, as with this one. The aperture of the circle extending to the edge of the layer is really visually interesting and the jewels providing closure are really elegant.
    I have learned that being tired is a creative-buster. Sometimes just perusing through my stash will spark ideas but, if I am totally at ‘square one’-searching Pinterest works every time!
    Thank you Becca for being you!
    Love and blessings,

  • Anita BraddockFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    If I get stuck I like to talk to one of my scrap friends to give me Ideas and that sometimes works also I play with my Granddaughter and that will get my mind off of being stuck. thanksReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    when i have a creative block i go back and look in my e-mails. i have a folder with card inspirations and sometimes that will unstick my brain.ReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    Your card is both simple and elegant, so pretty!
    When I am creatively stuck, I leave my work for a couple of days and then start looking at other blogs or Pinterest for some inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • VickyFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    What a beautiful card as always.
    When I need an idea, I will look at sites on the computer or
    look thru the carsd I have & pictures from the convention.
    Sometimes I talk to some of my stamper friends & see what
    idea we can come up with together.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    When I’m creatively brain dead I usually resort to my Pinterest site for inspiration. My collection of eclectic cards sparks my imagination and I’m back to the drawing board ready and inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Hi Becca. As you say clean and simple yet still elegant. Lovely. When I am stuck I either stop and take a break or give myself a good talking to. Just do it! Depends what it is really. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    I usually take a break from my project and come back at a later time to finish. It usually works for me!

    Such a lovely card and thanks for sharing with all of us.
    Barbara GReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:26 pm

    Morning Becca oh I remember this card and thought it charming. The first thing I do if I am stuck is go to Pinterest and scroll through , if I see something I might try and make it a bit differently.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This card is very pretty. When I get stuck for ideas I go to Pinterest. Your cards also give me a lot of inspiration. I also do a search on your blog on the die that I am using. This usually helps me get back on track.
    Have a great weekend! xReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:35 pm

    Oh Becca, that card is so pretty! Love the soft colours. Just STUNNING!
    Its funny you should ask this today! I have been ALL week trying to complete a card for my sisters 60th birthday. I have taken a LOT of baths this week! LOL (That’s what I usually do when I can NOT go any further on a card!) I go take a relaxing bath to try and relax and destress about it!
    I would LOVE to win one of your gorgeous cards so Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Esther DeitrickFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    When my creativity is “stuck” I enjoy looking at Splitcoast and Pinterest for card ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    I am one blessed with an orginal Amazing Paper Grace friday card. I love the work you put into your card.
    Wondering do you just cut a base and go for it, or do you look at a dies, figure the Mat size and then do your card base? The work you put into your designs are ..weLL amazing. :)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    Lovely design!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothFebruary 5, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    Well, when my Creativity gets stuck I usually take a break and go lay down and read a book. Not just any book but an adventurous historical romance book :o). Always gets my creativity flowing.

    Other times I might watch a Youtube video.

    If it is too cold to go for a walk I just gaze out my patio window at the birds feeding. Amazing little creatures they cannot provide for themselves yet they are never with want.ReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 5, 2016 - 3:05 pm

    I usually start dinner or head to the laundry room and then I’m fine again. Love this card, especially the circle that just fades off the page. I’ll try that soon.ReplyCancel

  • MaryFebruary 5, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    This is a beautiful card! It’s going on Pinterest, which is where I go for my inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DFebruary 5, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    First thing I do when stuck – sit and look at my supplies and fossick through my NBUS tray and sometimes my ‘promise box’ (I promise I will use these bits one day!) and then discipline myself to use something from one or other, and sometimes both.
    Love this simple and elegant card Beccz

  • MaureenFebruary 5, 2016 - 3:31 pm

    Stunning in its elegant simplicity, Becca. When I get stumped, I either “daydream” or go look at the water. Both usually work really well and also bring me joy.ReplyCancel

  • ebba falconerFebruary 5, 2016 - 3:36 pm

    Love the card. I go to YouTube, or pinterest when I feel stumped.
    I also look at blogs like yours with beautiful cards, and projects.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    When I am creatively stuck, I go to the internet for ideas….ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BillardFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:18 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! When I get stuck creatively I usually go on pinterest or get together with my crafty friends. They always provide lots of creativity and fun!ReplyCancel

  • KathieFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    When I need a little help I go on Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    Good morning Becca, wow!!! Less is more!!! Love the colours!!!
    When I get stuck which is quite often by the way : ) I just walk away and think happy thoughts e.g. loved one’s in my life, places I’ve been, think of my kids and grandkids!!!
    Works every time!!! Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • StarFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    When I am creatively stuck I look at blogs to see what others have done, then I go to my stash of papers and card stock to stimulate ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:40 pm

    When I need new ideas I go to my card making groups on FB. Just finished a layout of our 8 yr. great grandson doing crafts with my hubby.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:51 pm

    Pretty little card today, so crisp and simplistic. Love the stamped background.
    When I am creativity stuck, I come to your blog for some inspiration! Without a doubt I find something that I can either use or ‘copy’ to use and get me over the crisis!
    Have a great weekend and stay warm!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • loisFebruary 5, 2016 - 4:57 pm

    Love the card. You always have such good designs. I see many followers check in with Pinterest when stuck. I also do but I like to check alot of other cards sites, including back posts of yours. It is amazing the creativity out there. Then I take a rest from card making and come back to it a few days later.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:04 pm

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    I go to Pinterest, re-read blogs I follow. Then the juices get flowing again and the fun begins.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 5, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    I love the colour combination, Becca! The card is so elegant and the offset circles frame the sentiment perfectly.
    When I’m stuck creatively, I always find I absolutely need to buy a new die to play with ;o)
    And then there’s your blog….
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    Love the simple elegance of this card!
    When looking at blogs and see something I like, I bookmark it in my favorites under tabs like ‘neat card techniques’ or mixed media, or watercolor, etc. Then, when I’m stuck for ideas, I just have to figure out what I’m in the mood to make and go through my favorites tab for things I already know I’d love to make. (BTW… I know that SEVERAL of those bookmarked pages are from your blog!!!)ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    Hello Becca I am so excited to have won last Friaday I can’t believe it !
    I am still in shock thank you so much .
    When I get stuck I come to your blog look at your makes and away I go .
    I also do a class at my craft store and get new techniques and ideas and out
    of my comfort zone and all juiced up .
    I try to not go on the net too much as the time it takes I should be creating.
    Big Hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    When I am creatively stuck I usually go to Pinterest, You Tube, and your website.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:43 pm

    Becca this card is beautiful I would love to receive a card from you.ReplyCancel

  • AmeliaFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:43 pm

    When I am creatively stuck, I turn on soothing music and do something completely different from creating. It just relaxes my mind and refreshes.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:45 pm

    LOVELY CARD BECCA!!! ;) I usually dive into things around the house, including straightening up my desk, & get my house just right. I think when things around you are in order, the creativity flows more easily! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 5, 2016 - 5:57 pm

    Hello Becca,
    When I am creatively stuck, I just sit at my desk, tidy my papers and card, cut a few things out, stamp something and colour it, and although I may not use any of the things that I’ve just done, I find that it gets the juices going.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • BeverlyFebruary 5, 2016 - 6:15 pm

    Just jump in and start. Something will come along.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellFebruary 5, 2016 - 6:15 pm

    Go to Pinterest and look at my boards or look up cards to get the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerFebruary 5, 2016 - 6:27 pm

    Hi Becca! Love your card! When I am creatively stuck…..which seems to be a lot these days……I go to your blog for ideas! Never fails me!

  • Alet KlynFebruary 5, 2016 - 6:33 pm

    Check out your site, Pinterest, other blogs places where it sparks my imagination again. Thanks always for the love cards you post. xxReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 5, 2016 - 6:42 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Stunning card, so pretty.
    Di B. xReplyCancel

  • Diane,February 5, 2016 - 6:46 pm

    Hi Becca
    Forgive the above mail I did not read article properly. For me, when I am stuck I go out and do a bit of gardening or look thru’ my cardmaking supplies and make something.

  • Marilyn in E~TownFebruary 5, 2016 - 6:50 pm

    When I am creatively stuck I either take a long relaxing hot bath, close my eyes and just plan relax, or that night when I go to bed, play my favorite tunes and visualize my creations!
    What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another lovely card so simple. If I get stuck and can’t come up with inspiration I walk away or some times look at your blog or Pintrest.ReplyCancel

  • JoyFebruary 5, 2016 - 7:37 pm

    I love the simple beauty of the card! I especially love the touches of pink using pink jewels and pink ribbon. When I get stuck creatively, I head to websites that cover the type of craft I am working on, such as Pinterest, Splitcoaststampers, etc. and look at techniques, color choices, and project layouts.ReplyCancel

  • milliejsFebruary 5, 2016 - 7:39 pm

    I usually read. That way my mind is totally absorbed in something else. Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiFebruary 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    When I’m in a creative slump, I visit Pinterest or a gallery where I can usually find inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl WFebruary 5, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    Beautiful card today. Love that soft pink with the brown and white background design. When I am stuck and Mr. Mojo has left the building, I simply walk away from my project and do something–anything–else for a while. Usually when I come back to it, the ideas begin to percolate to the surface once again!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryFebruary 5, 2016 - 7:56 pm

    I love your cards they are so easy to do, you have been such and inspiration to me and my life, you have made me realize that there truly is a god and he sees and hears all. Thank you for awakening this in meReplyCancel

  • Dorina DFebruary 5, 2016 - 8:00 pm

    What a gorgeous card, but the quote is fabulous and very inspirational. Thanks for sharing the beauty and as for how I get the mojo back, I look at my magazines, pinterest, and read blogs. If that doesn’t help, I find something I’ve never done before and try that. Mixed Media canvas, or new style of card, etc.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 5, 2016 - 8:29 pm

    What a sweet card, Becca. I love it, and you’re right – it is a design layout that I will reach for again and again. Thank you for the inspiration!

    When I am creatively “stuck”, I go blog surfing and see what everyone is doing out there in cyberstampland!! There are so many creative artists sharing their work. It is a true feast for the eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockFebruary 5, 2016 - 9:03 pm

    When I am absolutely stuck, I play the “What If” game. I ask myself what if I did this or that with my supplies and then try it out to see what it does. Sometimes it’s a disaster and sometimes it works out quite well. I don’t count the time as wasted because I learned about something and what can or can’t be done. Very handy for future reference.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsFebruary 5, 2016 - 9:50 pm

    Oh my gosh! I love everything about this card, simple but elegant, the colors, the ribbon, everything!! When creativity is running short, I like to pop over to Pinterest. There is always a lot of fun stuff there.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 5, 2016 - 10:09 pm

    When is a creative slump, I take a walk and look at nature’s colors. When I get back home, I fix a cup of coffee or ice tea and drink it while going thru my box of card samples or notebook of card ideas. Usually, that gets my mojo back.

    Love the clean and simple. It’s very pretty. I have a spot just made for it!ReplyCancel

  • LindaFebruary 5, 2016 - 10:21 pm

    Hmm, well after I throw my hands up in the air and say NOT again. I put on headphones and listen to music.ReplyCancel

  • Christine CoileFebruary 5, 2016 - 11:29 pm

    Well I sit down at my craft table and I say to myself if my son was here. (the son I lost in 2014) He would say you can do it mom. So I start putting it together.

    Your Sister In ChristReplyCancel

  • Nancy DalyFebruary 6, 2016 - 12:07 am

    Hi Becca, a very clean and beautiful card. I tend to go for a walk then check all the blogs to get some inspiration. Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 6, 2016 - 1:05 am

    Beautiful card. Love the clean and simple lines with a beautiful background stamp. When I get stuck, I have a tendancy to do something outdoors – yard work, go for a walk, or just sit on the patio with tea in hand and enjoy nature. It usually unclogs my mind and that usually works for me. If I still need some inspiration, I start looking at pintrest and web sites.

  • Anita Carol GambrellFebruary 6, 2016 - 1:08 am

    I have to walk ! Walk away from it all. Breathe in fresh air and new scenery!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRFebruary 6, 2016 - 2:38 am

    This card is gorgeous. You are so very talented.


  • PatFebruary 6, 2016 - 3:26 am

    Hi Becca
    Love this card, which you execute with such style
    If I need inspiration I look through Pintrest, or there are several blogs I regularly follow for inspiration
    Pat xReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeFebruary 6, 2016 - 4:49 am

    Good morning lovely Becca,
    I am lucky in the fact that i have the Ochil hills out my window, they are the first thing i look at in the morning as they change day by day and hour by hour, so i suppose they are what inspires as it brings back memories from times gone bye for me. Where ever i have lived i have been able to see these beautiful works of mother nature and they have always brought me comfort and a sense of peace.
    Today’s card is a beauty Becca with such for me a reassuring look back into the past. My Nanna Kikke had a wallpaper in her bedroom along similar lines as she liked dainty florals and there was a different one in each of the 3 bedrooms. Isn’t it funny where your memories come back when you see something. Thank you Becca for a beautiful card and bringing back some of my memories,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassFebruary 6, 2016 - 8:10 am

    Hi Becca
    When I am stuck looking for creative ideas, I pull up a blog of my favorite card makers and start the inspiration wheels rolling.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie StephensFebruary 6, 2016 - 9:10 am

    what’s the first thing you do when you are creatively stuck?
    I take a look at Becca’s blog. I am so amazed and awestruck by her talent.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 6, 2016 - 9:56 am

    Hi Becca, This is a stunning card, CAS but oh so elegant. I love it !!
    When I am creatively stuck, I search Google hahaha, I rely on inspiration from yourself and other fabulous peeps, and I’m always so glad that your creations are always so beautiful and I can take bits out and re-create something beautiful myself. Thank You !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • barb macaskillFebruary 6, 2016 - 10:18 am

    When I am stuck creatively I start to do housework and as I am cleaning ideas will pop into my head! Works every time! Needless to say, cleaning always gets delayed so I can get crafty!ReplyCancel

  • Sam BurnettFebruary 6, 2016 - 12:30 pm

    Doesn’t it feel good to cross a big item off your to-do list? Makes me happy just thinking of all that happy mail headed out to different people! This is a lovely card, so elegant. What background stamp did you use? TFS!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonFebruary 6, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    Oh Becca what a lovely card! I also love the sentiment Fresh and clean looking.ReplyCancel

  • MelindaFebruary 6, 2016 - 2:51 pm

    Hi, Becca. It’s been a long time since I have written to you but I am always here, every week, learning as much as I can from you. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your sharing with all of us! You make things wonderful and uncomplicated plus you have such an eye for color, placement and style. So, thank you for that. I love your posts, A Day Of Giving. I’m wondering if you can tell me the name and company of the background stamp you used on last Friday’s post. I just love darling little leaves and I can think of a thousand ways to use it, so I would love to add this one to my collection! Thanks again for all your inspiration and beautiful works of art. Many blessings on you and yours, MelindaReplyCancel

  • Susan b.February 6, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    So beautiful! Thanks for chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Karen CummingsFebruary 6, 2016 - 4:13 pm

    Beautiful Becca! I look forward to everything you share. It’s the first email I open up when I see it. Everything else can wait.I love that you share with me.ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnneFebruary 6, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    One of the most beautiful cards ever!!!! Sweet and simple… creative time is early morning, really early (4:30) for 2 hours, before I get ready for work…..I am
    Not very creative in the evenings. Usually use that time to organize and sort and match papers for future card projects.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BFebruary 6, 2016 - 5:27 pm

    I go through magazines (especially older ones) I also look at Pinterest and if I am still stuck then I do something else like knit or crochet. This card is just so beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 7, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Sickness in my home hav we kept me from posting much of anything. My husband’s heart procedure was even rescheduled but we’re doing a bit better. I love this pretty card. I have the dies you used so I think I’ll give it a try to create my version as soon as I can.

    When I’m atuck, I pull out old scrapbook/cRd making magazine and thumb through them. I might also go online for inspiration. As crafters, we are blessed that there are so many who are willing to share their creativity, including Amazing Paper Grace. You always provide inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • KrisFebruary 7, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    WAY behind in all my readings…love the sentiment on this card. I get a lot of inspirations from the Ballard Designs catalog.. They have great color combinations that are fun to try.ReplyCancel

  • PetraFebruary 11, 2016 - 3:53 am

    Hi Becca,
    I’m very excited about all your wonderful and fantastic cards and other crafts. These card looks so elegant and I like the paper and bow very much.
    Kind regards PetraReplyCancel

  • RosemaryFebruary 17, 2016 - 7:50 pm

    I stop take a deep breath walk into another room ans think about what I want to do with this card and who it is going out oReplyCancel