Day of Giving Friday: Our Friendship Spans the Miles

Friendship card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker and Quietfire Design - In A Perfect World Stamp Set - full supply list at
And then in an instant, our plans changed and an adventure was in the making (but I digress).  Good morning sweet friends, I’ve just finished a trip to CHA in Phoenix, Arizona, where all the new crafts are on display and artisans from the US and indeed, the world, come together.  It’s always nerve racking for me but on the other side I get a huge creative boost because I get to talk to real people, face to face, who share where I fit into their crafting life!   It’s definitely a two way street – I create the things I love and try to find a way to give them to you in a way that lifts you up.  Why?  Because day after day, you lift me up.  January 2017 has been one of the hardest months of my life – a family event brings me to a place in my journey where life will change for me;  it has to, for my heart to survive.  But just as it has been a hard month, I can’t even begin to count all the blessings of new friends and a renewed spirit to embrace and celebrate each day.  As I encourage you to do, I’ll craft and create through it and love that you understand my vulnerability and faith comes out in all I create.

Friendship card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker and Quietfire Design - In A Perfect World Stamp Set - full supply list at
On to my card – using one of my favorite sentiments from Quietfire Design (waving hi at my friend Suzanne Cannon who saved time, hugs and a cup of coffee during CHA).  I reached for this stamp because I’m reminded that so many of our friendships are across the miles – it doesn’t diminish them but should remind us that others from far away hold us in their hearts.  This card is made using the Spellbinders Graceful Damask in a conventional way along the side of the card, topped off by a pretty bow.   I wanted texture and different details for this card so I embossed using a texture plate then rubbed over with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink.   I cannot find a name to link it up but once I’m home and can see the packaging, I’ll link it up.  Last, I used the traditional photo corners from Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, just to add balance to the right side of my card.  These are a favorite for me and their jumbo size makes them just right for card making.

Friendship card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker and Quietfire Design - In A Perfect World Stamp Set - full supply list at
And now a little bit more about that adventure :-)  My sister went with me to CHA again this year and instead of going home, we changed our flight plans and decided to knock one thing off of our bucket list.  Our persistence paid off because as night fell in the mountains of Arizona – we wondered if this wild hair might be our undoing.   Us Florida girls perceived Arizona to be completely desert and hot all year round – what a surprise.  Apparently our trip on a lark was on the cusp of a pretty bad snow storm.  The roads had been plowed but as the temperatures dropped, it became less obvious where the road really was.  And then out of thin air – a snow plow.  We fell in behind him and he got us through the last 30 miles.

Amazing Paper Grace - and then in an instant we were off on an adventure - Grand Canyon - January 2017
The parks oldest and probably most passionate ranger, Ranger Ron Brown, chatted with us about the park and what it meant to him and his wife (also a ranger) who lays at rest on this majestic site.  He said that we had come on one of the most spectacular days of the year.  Apparently after a snow storm, the snow clears the air for a crystal clear view of the Grand Canyon.  People say it all the time, but pictures simply do not do it justice.  This is God’s majesty and is a sight almost too glorious to take in.  I was humbled and the smallness of my daily life was certainly put into perspective.   Thank you for letting me share a day spent in breathless awe and wonder.

About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE!  For your comment:  Have you had the opportunity to witness something awe inspiring that left you nearly speechless – what was it?

Stamps:  Quietfire Design – In A Perfect World Stamp Set
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black  and Clear Embossing Powder 
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful DamaskSpellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

post-header-bottomLife isn’t about what happens to you but how you handle it.  Choices and options take the hard edges off of disappointment and mold what may be perceived as a down stairway into an up stairway – it’s all in how you look at it.  I struggle just like anyone else, and this month I’ve found comfort in the simplest things – three kiddos that love me – and a creative outlet and a community that keeps my face pointed up towards the sun.  I hope you will continue to visit – I consider you all friends and you are an integral part of my journey.


  • Helen JonesJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:04 am

    love you card keep see some of your dieReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:16 am

    We had the opportunity to visit the south rim of the Grand Canyon a few years ago. What a magical place. Just love the beautiful work you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:28 am

    I pray that the family event which will change your life will all be for the good. The Lord is in charge and knows the outcome. My awe-inspiring moment was driving home and in the sky I saw what I call the rays of the Holy Spirit. It is the sun shining behind a cloud with the rays reminding me of the presence of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for all of your inspiring cards.ReplyCancel

  • RuthannJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:34 am

    I live in the Phoenix area and am so sorry you came at such a cold time. However, thankfully you did come at a beautiful time to see the Grand Canyon! It is one of the most majestic sights I have visited! So glad you enjoyed it….even in the snow!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Hi Becca a really beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment.
    So glad that you enjoyed the CHA and that your an your sister decided to visit Grand Canyon your Photos are stunning, nature really is the best artist around.
    I do hope that whatever the family event you mentioned in your blog has a positive solution for you and that you find peace and loving in that solution.

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:41 am

    Another beautiful card, but all your cards are beautiful Hugs YvonneReplyCancel

  • jean marmoJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:46 am

    We were at the Grand Canyon several years ago and it is quite awe inspiring. We took our children and their spouses to Italy for a week this May. Seeing sights that are so old is just mind blowing. It really makes you stop and think.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJanuary 27, 2017 - 8:50 am

    I saw the birth of two of my grandchildren! Nothing more awe inspiring than that!ReplyCancel

  • Lynette SadowyJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:20 am

    I haven’t commented in a long time, but your words at the end, about how you handle life, touched me. I want to print them out and pass them on to my sister and my children. I pray that whatever challenge you are facing now becomes a stairway to something else great. You are an amazing talent and a beautiful soul. Hugs and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:35 am

    I do not comment very often. I received one of your beautiful cards a few years back,since then I thought I should not try for a second win. You are an inspiration to many.May God continue blessing you!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:36 am

    Becca, it was my wish to actually meet you at CHA, and that wish came true! You have such a wonderful patient spirit when dealing with those of us making your lovely make and take at the Spellbinders booth. For me, that was a little snapshot of your very generous nature, and just how much you love creating graceful paper products. I have followed your blog for years with countless untold inspiration. I thank you for being brave enough to show your vulnerability to the public and somehow smiling through it all. I hope you find peace in your current situation, and rest in your heart for any decision(s) you have to make.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:37 am

    This is a lovely post and inspired message. Thanks for sharing your story about the Grand Canyon and your closing message about the “up” staircase. I am occasionally awestruck by the words of a song, or witnessing a RAK, a hug from my son, God’s beauty in a sunset/sunrise, or the inspiration in a Bible verse.ReplyCancel

  • CarolJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:40 am

    We went to the Grand Canyon in Sept as it was on my bucket list as well! Words cannot describe it! Unbelievable! Love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.January 27, 2017 - 9:42 am

    We visit some friends that live in Mesa.
    They took us to the Grand Canyon after a snow.
    As you said, pictures do not do it justice.
    We came after the snow & it was a wonderful trip.
    I was just in awe of the beauty & colors in the Grand Canyon.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card. I love the damask border. It’s a fave! Great photos also. Venice left me awestruck . It’s just amazing to see. You can quite believe what you are seeing. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Hello Becca,
    First of all you show us the most beautiful card with a sentiment which is so true, as 9 of us meet up twice a year travelling from all over the length of the UK and Germany, and then almost stun us with photographs that defy description. The name Grand Canyon does not describe the majesty of the view.
    Today I was at a Holocaust Memorial Service at my Granddaughter’s school, and seeing 10 and 11 year old Catholic children honouring the Holocaust was both moving and awe inspiring, and their reading of Survivor’ stories rendered us all speechless. We need more understanding of each other.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Catherine UrichJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:56 am

    This card is so amazing! I must say the most awe inspiring place for me was visiting the King’s Mountain Battle Ground in South Carolina. My ancestor died in the battle in 1780. Walking in an area where walked and gave his life for our country was very humbling for me. Thomas Jefferson referred to this battle as the turning point of the Revolution.ReplyCancel

  • KarenJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:58 am

    LOVE LOVE this card Becca…..your creativity just floors me with every card you show us!!
    I agree about the Grand Canyon being breath taking.Another site that made my heart skip a beat was Mt. Rushmore.I have seen pictures galore of it….but when you walk to the viewing area,it takes your breath away!!ReplyCancel

  • AletJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:00 am

    Witnessing birth, and the strength of the human spirit in face of diversity and how on adapts to their situation.
    Lovely card, enjoy seeing each new one, or scrolling back through your old ones.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:00 am

    Sweet Becca . . . Sending hugs and prayers to you.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:03 am

    Hi Becca…your card is absolutely gorgeous! So glad you got to spend some special time with your sister at CHA and beyond. I’ve seen many things in my lifetime that were awe inspiring but absolutely nothing can compare to witnessing the births of all three of my beautiful Grandchildren. The oldest is 14, the middle one is 10 and the youngest is 6 and I remember each of their births like it was yesterday. God’s miracles.ReplyCancel

  • Janet L. CastleJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:04 am

    Hi Becca,
    So glad you had the opportunity to take in the Grand Canyon – unforgettable inspiring views (even though I am sure you were shaking in your shoes traveling there – LOL! Your card is a show stopper too, as always…you do a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing Becca.
    We had a snow and ice storm here in Salem too and I was housebound for several days. Each time I looked out our window lined living room windows I saw a panorama of white – on the ground, on all our fir trees and shrubs…it stayed that way frozen and shining like diamonds for days…finally it warmed and truly ‘overnight’ the white went away and everything was totally green in the morning. I looked out my bedroom window and was stunned and awed – let out a praise and said ‘spring is here!’ Well, it was actually in the 40’s so not exactly spring, but i felt that way after seeing white for such a long time – LOL! Still amazes me when I thing about it!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Judy BennettJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:06 am

    What a beautiful card Becca and another of your fabulous bows! I wish I could do bows like you. It takes a real talent to do this!

    I’ve been to the Grand Canyon and it is absolutely majestic. However I think the many waterfalls that are flowing in Northern California now are also an awe inspiring sight. My cousin is a photographer and has taken several pictures of these gorgeous waterfalls. He’s even taken some videos with sound. One of God’s truly magnificent creations!ReplyCancel

  • christiJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:07 am

    lovely card. awe inspiring for me was to sit on the Canadian side of niagra falls and watch the water as it cascades over. it looks so calm there then just at the bottom you see it landing in a powerful rush.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:35 am

    Lovely card today. I was able to purchase some of your latest dies from Create and Craft before they were available in the US. The first one of your dies that I used was the Graceful Damask die you used on today’s card. Love it. I am concerned for you and sending prayers for God to give you strength and understanding as you go through this new path of your life. Stay strong my friend and know others care. Your trip to the Grand Canon is awesome. I have not been there, but hope to do so. At least you did not have to battle the crowds. Now to your question: I had the opportunity to witness something awe inspiring that left me nearly speechless. My awe inspiring trip was to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I have never lived in Colorado, but instantly felt this was “home” to me. Strange – yes? Take careReplyCancel

  • Candy B.January 27, 2017 - 10:38 am

    Jaw dropping for me was the … Grand Canyon! Just after a snow in October and then, a RAINBOW went over the canyon. What a wonderful wonderful place. Thanks for sharing and your beautiful new products!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:54 am

    I just love being a part of your journey through your blog Becca and so proud to call you a friend .
    Your card is beautiful as always .
    My jaw dropping moment was when i visited the Vatican in Rome , i would love to go back one day .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Bette SJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:59 am

    Love your card and especially the sentiment, but especially the wonderful thought at the end about the stairway. Seems there are a lot of people these days that do not want to take responsibility for their actions and decisions. Life is what you make of it. I love to look for the rainbows at the end of a shower. I was a member of the Rainbow Girls when growing up. Reminds me of God’s promises and they are just a beautiful sight! That and a beautiful sunset – both awe inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie baileyJanuary 27, 2017 - 11:24 am

    Just beautiful and the sentiment is very special. I’ve been in touch with Suzanne and I’m buying a few of the Quietfire stamps to bring back to the UK with me in the summer.
    These are wonderful pictures of the Grand Canyon and it seems as though you had a perfect day.
    Jennie xReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandJanuary 27, 2017 - 11:42 am

    When we moved to Arizona from NY, I knew I was going to miss my beautiful flower gardens. I was sure that in the desert I wouldn’t see any. The mountains were jaw-dropping gorgeous. Then it happened. Our cactI had blossomed huge white flowers. The hedgehog cactus had vibrant fuchsia-colored blossoms. After it rains, the desert has a carpet of green with flowers. I still had flowers to enjoy. Arizona is such an amazing state. So glad you enjoyed the Grand Canyon. I’m looking forward to going there.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJanuary 27, 2017 - 11:56 am

    Gorgeous card and such beautiful scenery!
    I get to visit the beautiful Lake Tahoe area frequently, as it isn’t too far from where I live. Love to see the beauty of the lake and the surrounding area!ReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 27, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Beautiful card, Becca!
    And your photos of the Grand Canyon are great :))
    I love traveling; and seeing wonderful nature scenery and beautiful cities in new countries, always makes me speechless.
    Some of the most memorable places have been the Grand Canyon and the arches in the mountains of Idaho, and cities like Rome and Brussels.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 27, 2017 - 11:59 am

    Pretty pretty card as always…glad u got some things off your bucket list!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:08 pm

    An abasolut stunning card here again Becca, you just never seise to amaze me anymore, but always deliver pure beauty and also today.
    About your question, then we visited some friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico a few years ago, and they took us up wo the highesty point on the mountain with the tramp, and it was our very first time ever this high and it was absolutely breathtaking. The trip took ½ hour each way and it was soooo stunning and amazing, that we still talk about it very often.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    My speechless moment happened many years ago. I was in San Francisco and had taken a trip to the Japanese gardens at their park. (This in itself was a biggie because I am fearful of traveling alone and took a bus from the hotel without my husband to guide me.). I found a big Japanese pagota-no longer there- and climbed up to a lovely view. I was filled with a sense of peace and I sat there and prayed. I felt God’s presence in that structure. I really believe that He doesn’t care if we’re Buddist, Muslem, Christian, or Jew– He loves us all and only wants us to follow His golden rule. He was surely there for me that day.ReplyCancel

  • Erlene TaylorJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:39 pm

    Stunning Card!!! Can’t wait to try it with my Collection. The most breathtaking, awe-inspiring event for me was riding up to the foot of Niagra Falls on the Maid of the Mist boat!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    Card today is absolutely awe inspiring. As a matter of fact, most of your cards leave me in awe, almost speechless at times.
    Glad you and your Sis were able to cross the Grand Canyon off your bucket list. A few years ago, when we went back to New York (lived there the first 32 years of my life), my hubbie and I went to Niagara Falls and that too was quite the sight.
    Since we are approaching Feb. hope it will be better for you and as a Child of God, know HE will handle everything for you. God Bless my friend.
    I sent you a message on your Contact Page. Did you receive it?
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • GayleJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, & pictures. The Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion & so many scenes in the Arizona Desert have left us in awe as have so many scenes in our Canada like Lake Louise in British Columbia .
    These are just a few in our world God created & has placed them all over it. There are so many I can’t list them all, that we have been fortunate to see thru the years. Wish you well & God will take you thru anything-God BlessReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Gorgeous card. Love you showing us how you use your dies. It’s inspiring to see how you perceive an effect. Having said that, your stairway comment is enlightening. You should think about a line of sentiment stamps yourself. :>) I see a lot of awe in all God’s creations. I haven’t traveled much, but the awe is in the eye of the beholder, eh? Glad you consider all us blog readers as friends. I like to think of you also in that way. Hoping whatever the family event you spoke of turns out to be a testimony for you in the future. God has you!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJanuary 27, 2017 - 1:01 pm

    Hi Becca Hugs across the miles today! Love your card as always. Thanks for sharing the photos of your trip to the Grand Canyon. Surely the most wonderful day to go even if the driving was a bit tricky!Your photos are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJanuary 27, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    What a gorgeous card, Becca. So elegant!
    I’m thrilled you had such a glorious trip to the Canyon. It just looks fabulous! I hope it refreshed and restored your soul.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJanuary 27, 2017 - 1:59 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I love today’s card. What a lovely technique you applied to the embossing! The distress ink definitely made it ‘pop’.
    You expressed so beautifully why you hold such a special place in my heart – through all the trials and tribulations of life you remain faithful to your purpose and bring all you have to it. You are a shining example to all of us. I pray that you are finding support and comfort for the hardships you suffered this month and I praise God for His presence in your life as you prepared for and journeyed to CHA and your adventure, with your sister, to the Grand Canyon. Sounds like both adventures were blessed…thank you, God!
    Love, blessings and gratitude, dear Becca,

  • Trish AveryJanuary 27, 2017 - 2:19 pm

    Becca the canyon is the most awesome thing I have seen and yes like you this left me breathless to think that this is so old and huge and I felt like an ant. So glad we got to see this as our part of the world has nothing like it.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJanuary 27, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    WOW, Becca! What fun!!!! I love your card {{{hugz}}}.

    Hun, do not ever feel like you are less than. You are a Masterpiece of the Master Artist… just as you are –so do not ever change for anyone or anything….mmmmk. God never makes mistakes.

    Your adventure is what memories are created by so enjoy the moments with your precious Sister.

    Sometimes God allows things to happen to stretch us and grow us but as you have said it is all about our focus. We can sit here and feel sorry for ourselves and make ourselves and everyone around us miserable or we can rise above by watching out for those treasures in the desert places. They are meant to draw us closer to our Heavenly Father. The best place to be is to use your hard times and help out others who are in that very spot you have just made it through. For myself , I reach out to the Chronically Ill who deal with Chronic Pain and the Abused as that is what I am dealing with and have been through and have survived, but I was tired of just being a survivor and decided to R.I.S.E { R= Refine, I= Illuminate, S= Sparkle, E= Edify} above and to S.O.A.R {S= Strong, O=Obvert, A=Aesthetic, R=Reformers} in Christ.

    Anyway, I am so glad you had your fun with your Sister. Family is precious and to be treasured. <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJanuary 27, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Becca my cyber friend, I hope and pray whatever is going on in your life right now will fall in line as our God wills it to be. I have several events in my life that I have felt the same way and I now can look back and see how God allowed it to happen in order for better to come about. I pray you find peace . Now for the most awe inspiring moment in my life. There have been several, the day I first held my newborn only child, the day I saw the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen in my life looking like it was coming down directly from Heaven with the most vivid colors you could imagine and the morning I awoke with an entire poem flowing from my mind about finding peace knowing my best friend was in God’s care after she passed away from cancer. It was about 8 stanzas long and I hopped out of bed and started furiously writing just to get it all captured on paper before the morning fog took away the memory. God is so good, I just wish all people would know this and honor Him by excepting Jesus as their savior and only way of salvation. My very best to you my friend, we have never met and I know you don’t know me at all but I have watched you grow for many years, since before John passed and I feel like you are part of my family. May God continue His many blessing for you and your family. Many Hugs, Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJanuary 27, 2017 - 3:13 pm

    Love you card, just gorgeous! Glad you finally got to cross off one item on things to see. As an Arizonan we tend to forget how beautiful the Grand Canyon is and what a marvel. I have been there a couple of times and still forget until someone mentions having gone there and how breath taking a site it is. You are right pictures don’t do the canyon justice. I have found that true in a lot of places. My hubby and I recently did a Panama Canal cruise and it was so much better in person than in pictures. Glad you had a great time in AZ and hope you come back again.ReplyCancel

  • Debra StewartJanuary 27, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    This card is beautiful, as always. My story: I also saw the Grand Canyon in January. My then-to-be husband convinced me that we could walk down the South rim to the Blue Angels campground, and back in the same day. There had been a snow storm, so when we walked to the canyon rim, we could not see the path. A man yelled “heads up” and he steered a team of donkeys who knew the path and passed on through. That was the path we took. We completed the journey in one day – barely. That was the most strenuous event I ever participated in. We both survived, and I later married him.
    Debra StewartReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJanuary 27, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    My awe inspiring would be Alaska,we visited it there about eight years ago and would definitely go back again. Another beautiful card as always Christine SReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersJanuary 27, 2017 - 3:42 pm

    Becca, I just love your bows. No one does them quite like you do. Your work is always ‘eye candy’ I love it.ReplyCancel

  • DottieJanuary 27, 2017 - 4:07 pm

    What a glorious surprise to see this beautiful card on your blog. I just got these dies in the mail today so I can’t wait to have time to play with them. I hope you can use more of the newest dies in your future cards so we can see for ourselves how versatile they are. We loved Grand Canyon and like you were engulfed in the magnitude of the place. Gives us perspective, though we are but a speck of dust we are sooo important to our Creator!!!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJanuary 27, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    Hi Becca love the card everything about it drooling over
    the BOW …… The words are so real .
    Knowing you are going through a hard time and that it has
    family involved makes me so sad for you ,
    Like you say you have three kids that love you !!!
    Wow what gorgeous photos you have of your trip to the Grand Canyon
    thank you for sharing .
    I have had a few moments that have left me speechless
    I love nature and especially when it involves animals .hugs PamxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJanuary 27, 2017 - 4:36 pm

    Gorgeous card! One place that took my breath away was MACHU PICCHU (Peru), it’s mind blowing to see what the Incas were able to accomplished, great history there.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NJanuary 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    Your card is gorgeous! Sorry to hear you are going through a tough time.
    A few days ago, hoarfrost covered all the trees and vegetation- truly a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • RayaJanuary 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! So inspirational. I went to hawaii for the first time and was so inspired by the beauty of the ocean, wildlife, plants and beautiful people. Had the time of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJanuary 27, 2017 - 5:37 pm

    Good morning Becca, Beautiful card as usual you clever girl!!! My thoughts are with you, you lovely lady!!! Glad you got to go see the Grand Canyon it looks amazing!!! My breath was taken away when I looked up in the Sistine Chapel.
    Keep your chin up my dear friend!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJanuary 27, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    We took an Alaskan cruise three summers ago. We saw so many amazing things including a glacier calving. I was stunned by the fresh clear air, and how untouched so much of the surroundings seemed. Babbie Mason put it best when she stated that God was showing off when He created Alaska.ReplyCancel

  • DevyJanuary 27, 2017 - 6:39 pm

    Becca-Your card is stunning-as always!
    I had the opportunity to travel to Africa, and visit the country of Kenya and a little tip of Tanzania. We got to see the beautiful Rift Valley, and travel from the rim, to the bottom, and all the way across it! So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJanuary 27, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    Hi Becca, I’m so sorry this is a difficult time for you. I don’t know your situation but am praying for you. God knows your circumstances and needs. May He give you an extra measure of grace to see you through this. Sending prayers and love via the internet.

  • Robyn JosephsJanuary 27, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Lovely card Becca- so glad you had a time to chat and chew with Suzanne- thanks as ever for so beautifully using #Quietfire Design. New stamps you are going to LOVE! in the mail tomorrow.
    Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:14 pm

    Beautiful card! Just ordered your new dies from Spellbinders (missed getting them on Create) and can’t wait till they arrive! Most awe inspiring–Grand Canyon, Royal Gorge, ocean with Diamond Head in view, flying over Coral Reef, beautiful sunrise/sunset? Has to be the first time I held my newborn grandson and granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GJanuary 27, 2017 - 10:42 pm

    Love the card , so beautiful. I live in Avondale, just outside of Phoenix, I have not been to the Grand Canyon yet, but it is on my bucket list! Glad you enjoyed your trip.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.January 27, 2017 - 11:53 pm

    I was awe inspired seeing the Rosetta Stone at the museum in London. I remembered learning about it in grammar school and couldn’t believe that I was seeing it in person. It was so very key in unlocking the history of ancient civilizations.ReplyCancel

  • Judy W.January 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    An awesome moment for me was at Max Patch on the North Carolina-Tennessee border. On top of this bald, grassy mountain, we had a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. And the quietness of this place was just as amazing as the view! The silence was only broken now and then by birds or the voices of hikers on the Appalachian Trail.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GJanuary 28, 2017 - 12:22 am

    Lovely card as always. The photo of the Grand Canyon was beautiful! Hubby and I went to Alaska years ago and you see paintings of Alaska but words can not describe the beauty in person. Best vacation I have ever taken!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 28, 2017 - 2:34 am

    Morning Becca, A beautiful, beautiful card, I love your techniques on this.
    A fabulous post with lovely piccies and lovely sentiments which are reciprocated back to you, it’s lovely to have a ‘friend’ like you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 28, 2017 - 3:38 am

    Beautifu card. You are so lucky to travel in the USA. It’s something I always dreamed of doing but never will


  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 28, 2017 - 5:14 am

    A delightful card. Funnily enough my awe inspiring moment was at the Grand Canyon in September 2013. We had climbed up the hill from the train and as we reached the top this wonderful sight came into view and it brought tears to my eyes. It truly took my breath away. Pictures can never do it justice – the real thing is awesome beyond belief. Whatever your changes in life, Becca, I wish you all you could hope for and I hope your new direction will bing you peace and happiness. Good luck.ReplyCancel

  • Fran BaldwinJanuary 28, 2017 - 6:24 am

    Hi Becca, another beautiful card, but then, when don’t you come up with superb creations! My husband and I did a road trip from Phoenix to Las Vegas via the canyon a few years ago now during February. We got there just as the sun was setting, it was freezing and we went back very early the following morning and watched the sun rise. An unforgettable experience.
    Fran Baldwin (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 28, 2017 - 8:18 am

    I love this stunning card and the sentiment. I’m still a huge fan of your border die collection and I am enjoying the ideas you share. I’m so glad I purchased the entire collection.

    My grandson, Noah, is now 16 but I still remember the joy in my heart when I saw him the first time. His Mom was in labor doing fine until they suddenly lost his heart beat!!! God had things under control and a doctor was nearby to do a truly emergency C-section. The doctor said if he had been 10 minutes away, Noah wouldn’t have made it! As we waited in the waiting room, not knowing if our blessing was going to be alive, my 6’2″ son came out of the OR with tears running down his face. In his arms was this little bundle of pure happiness! I will never forget that day! I became a Grammy for the first time and Noah was perfect! I was there when his sister, Emma, was born without all the anxiety but nonetheless pure joy once again! God is so great!!!

    I am praying for you, Becca, that you find peace in every aspect of your life! God bless!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJanuary 28, 2017 - 9:20 am

    I too was inspired by the Grand Canyon Becca. Several years ago was my first trip to the canyon and it left me speechless. As I was looking down from an overlook I saw a dot flying around and after asking someone what kind of bird that was and informed it was an eagle. The significance of the grandeur around me hit me like a lead balloon. God granted me the health to visit other places like Yellowstone and Chalco Canyon. What a wonderful time it was to spend with my husband of 48 years and my sister and brother-in-law, now both passed away.Creating memories and enjoying God’s country. Becca I am so glad you could travel and do one thing unexpected. God has so many things around the corner for you when you do. Best trips ever is doing it on the fly.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 28, 2017 - 10:20 am

    I love this card and how you are using your new boarders. Two two places that took my breath away was the Grand Canyon and the Swiss Alps. Thanks for sharing your photos.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsJanuary 29, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Hi Becca i say it every week ….you just blow me away with your creativity !!!! And for that i thank you .
    I am on a downturn myself at the moment ,,just hoping it passes ,
    Posting hugs yourway
    Ang from GB xxReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJanuary 29, 2017 - 5:01 pm

    Becca, you card is amazing — you are such an inspiration – not just though your art but with sharing your faith and outlook on life. I am so glad you and your sister got to see the Grand Canyon. it is spectacular !! I hope February is a better month for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJanuary 29, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    Becca, I’m so delighted to read that you braved seeing one of God’s greatest wonders, The Grand Canyon, in winter weather! I’m an Arizona resident and cherish that this national treasure is here. I, too, was awestruck when I visited the Grand Canyon and agree with you that pictures just cannot do it justice. It’s true majesty can only be experienced in person. There are no words!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanJanuary 29, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    Dear Sweet Becca…My heart goes out to you. May God hold you in his hands and bring you Peace, Strength & Comfort. A pastor once told me…Life is like a glow stick…sometimes we have to break a little before we can shine. Thank you once again for a stunning card! I have been lucky to see some of God’s beautiful lands…Tahiti, Fiji, Western Samoa, New Zealand and a bit of France and Belgium. The waters of the South Pacific are fabulous. I will always remember looking up while descending into Waitomo cave in New Zealand and seeing the sky through the exotic greenery that rimmed the mouth of the cave. Awe inspiring! Sending love. LoriReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)January 31, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Oh Becca! Such a post from you and my heartfelt prayers go out to you across the miles for strength to deal with this family event and for God’s peace which passeth understanding as you come through it. You lift us up sharing your creative genius with us and I pray that your followers’ words will raise your spirit in return.
    Your card is simply stunning as always!
    So glad that you and your sister were able to spend time together and make such a spontaneous visit to one of the most incredible places on this earth. Fabulous!
    Driving through Switzerland, we witnessed several of those moments where your breath is taken away! It is so easy to see how we get the description, ‘breathtaking’!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 31, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Hi Becca,
    How your cards are always so beautiful! You trully have been blessed with a talent!
    What a lovely adventure for you & your sister. So glad you were safe & oh the site you must have witnessed. How beautiful. My awe inspiring moment was at the Grand Canyon nearly 24 yrs ago on my honeymoon, but there was no snow. It is one of the most amazing things made by God. We take so much for granted then you see a beautiful site from nature & it brings us back to Earth.
    I have never personally gotten the chance to meet you, but I feel like I know you. You’re cards are like a piece of your heart, pouring with passion. I love seeing your work you have been a huge inspiration.
    Crafting is also my outlet. Sending you my friend hugs & prayers from Australia & may God help you to find comfort at this difficult trying time. xoxReplyCancel

  • LindsayFebruary 3, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Friends. When it comes to friends, quality over quantity. Here’s to a 60 year friend. We’ll both be 65 this year.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen JohnsonFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:34 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful. I love looking at them. I make cards also and am having a problem finding envelopes that will fit the thicker cards. What kind do you use. Do you make them or buy them? I would appreciate any suggestions you have on this.ReplyCancel