Well, hey sweet friends! I’ve been one busy girl and I’ve been keeping a teensy little surprise under my hat. I have a crazy wonderful announcement coming up and I’ll be back to share a little bit about it in the coming days. In the meantime, today is Day of Giving Friday which means that one of you readers who leaves a comment, gets to win this card. My card today is a thank you card using with my favorite Thanks from Quietfire Design and my favorite to make flowers using Spellbinders Contour Layered Blooms – you can see a no fail way to make the flowers HERE.
This is a relatively simple card. I started out with a 5 x 7 card based and layered in some gold mats. For the background I’m using a digital paper from a sweet friend Iralajima who sells on Etsy. Overtop I layered Spellbinders Vertical Chain and then placed this lace motif from my stash and it seemed like the perfect place :-) I made three flowers using my Spoon Flower Technique, and varied the size, one medium, one small and one tiny. Last but not least I pulled the banner from Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags to stamp my sentiment.
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: What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
Stamps: Quietfire Design – Thanks Cuddlers Set
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Digital Paper by Iralajima
Ink: Amuse Studio – French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Contour Layered Blooms, Spellbinders Vertical Chain, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail, lace from my stash, Recollections Pearls
Stay tuned for a giveaway next week to celebrate my good news! I’ve known this news for a bit but it’s close enough to happening that I’ve realized, it’s really gonna happen! If I could bottle up my happy and give you a bit today, I would. In the meantime, I’m sending hugs and hoping you’re having a fab day! Happy Veterans Day
Just popped in to say what a beautiful card the flowers are so pretty too!
Well, isn’t this a sweet card? I would tell my younger self to PLAY MORE and WORK LESS!
Such a wonderful card here Becca, really beautiful work as usual. Sooo exited to hear what your great news are, and now I´m just sooo curious ha ha ha.
What advise I would give to my younger self? That´ll be to slow down a bit and take time to enjoy my kids just as much as I´ve been enjoying my grandkids here these last years, that I wish I´d done long time ago, but else, I´m not sure I would do things differeently.
Spend more time with your family, now as Im older it is my biggest regret!
HOW PRETTY BECCA! Different from your normal cards. I LOOOOVE IT!
What advice would I give my younger self? BE PATIENT!!! ;)
Another lovely card. Really looking forward to your exciting news. What piece of advice would I give to my younger self? You regret more the things you don’t do so when in doubt, go for it!
Really lovely card.
My advice to my younger self would be to have confidence to go for it more.
Gorgeous card as usual! I would tell myself don’t fret the things you have no control over, be braver and spend more time with family and friends, especially the older generation as they will be gone way too soon!
Hi Becca, wow this card is gorgeous. Ooh can’t wait for your announcement!
I would tell my self to not worry about what others think & go for it! Be Brave! Also to stay away from too much carbs lol
Have a lovely weekend x
I have a always admired your cards. They are beautiful. To answer your question I would give myself the same advice my mom give me. Wait till your older before jumping out in this mean cruel world. Keep those gorgeous cards coming.
To my younger self I would say:
Your education and goals are important and should come before any man.
Also, see more of the world before it’s so unstable.
Hi Becca happy Friday, beautiful card, love the flowers. The advice I would probably tell my younger self is to figure out what you want and go for it, life is short.
What a pretty card! I can always use ideas for thank-you cards, I send so many. This is just lovely.
As for advice I’d tell my younger self, I’d tell myself not to take myself so seriously.My younger self had too much intensity.
I’m looking forward to your happy news! Whatever it is, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will always be thrilled about the successes and joys in your life!
Oh, I’m liking that card! Sitting on pins and needles for your new announcement! Advise for young Wanda: You are an intelligent person but you don’t know what you don’t know.
Become a Christian in my early years and purchase the best shoes available for bad feet.
Becca this card is so pretty. I’m loving it and I love how you say it’s relatively simple. What I would tell myself is take care of me and stop trying to please everyone else.
Becca, this is gorgeous in how all the elements were put together. Beautiful
Becca what a lovely card and your flowers are always so beautiful. I would tell my younger self to have more fun.
Lovely card! I would tell my younger self to treasure your friends and family members. Don’t assume they will always be there.
Wow! Another stunning card. Love the way you’ve put this together! Younger me: stop stressing so much and trust the Lord. Let Him have complete controlxx
Beautiful card Becca, I must make those flowers I have the die. What advice would I give my younger self…..have more patience and less procrastination.
Rene from OZ x
Really a lovely card Becca! Adore the color choice and the stamped image is just perfect on this design.
Cannot wait for the cork to pop on your surprise, we can tell you are ready to explode but are following the rules. We understand but are excited with you!
A beautiful elegant card. I must learn how to do your spoon flowers. I saw the link bur don’t have time right now to view it.
What I would tell my younger self is enjoy the children & play with them more.
Good morning Becca, thankyou for a beautiful card it’s gorgeous!!! I can feel your excitement!!! What I would tell my younger self? Live everyday as if it’s your last and do it today because tomorrow never comes!!!
Have a good one!!!
Having already having been lucky enough to win one of your beautiful cards, I am sure the lucky person will be overjoyed.
The advice I’d give my younger self: don’t hold back on your dreams, just go for it.
I would tell my younger self to make more friends. I have many but as I get older it’s harder to make them.
My advice for the younger me would be never give up. There is reason for everything you may not understand it now, but everything has a purpose. Another lovely card. Christine S.
Such a beautiful card Becca! Silly me, they’re *always* beautiful cards! I’d tell my younger self to ask more questions and not try to learn everything by observation.
For my comment to my younger self, I’d like to say “Don’t worry so much, everything is going to be ok”. Love your card, Becca and especially the roses
Relax. It will work out. Another Beautiful card!
For heavens sake don’t take yourself sooo seriously
I love your flowers and everything about your cards. What I would tell my younger self is to study hard, listen to people who are older than me, pay attention to everything that involves my family and my life, and overlook the small, inconsequential things that do not matter.
A truly beautiful card Becca , looking forward to your news.
My advice to my younger self would don’t give in to the pain and stay mobile .
God Bless .
Elaine H X
I admire the beauty of the cards you make. Further, I love your, ‘Day of Giving.’ Thank you for sharing.
My biggest regret in life is not spending more time with my grandparents, aunts and uncles and really asking more questions about their lives and listening more. The older generation has so much they could tell us if we’d just ask. A beautiful, beautiful card! Love your flowers! Anxious to hear your big news! Thanks for a chance to win this gorgeous card.
Never give up on yourself.
Hi Becca. gorgeous card. Love your spoon flowers and having watched your video, realise how easy they are to make.
I would tell my younger self to have more confidence and to believe in myself xx
What a beauty! Inspirational Becca. Very simple, be confident and not afraid.
If I was my younger self I would realize that everything my mother told me about my boyfriends and my girlfriends was true. In my early married years I would have kept a journal of what I did each day like cut the grass, paint the house, dig the gardens and things like that because my husband tells me he always did it!
Becca, for some reason I am no longer getting your e-mails. I did sign up again last week but did not get this post. I had to bring it up myself. I miss seeing your beautiful cards. The one for today is beautiful.
A seriously pretty card!
On tenterhooks to hear your news!
Advice to younger self…? Don’t take everything so seriously and laugh more :o)
Anne (UK) x
To appreciate more , listen to advice from older people and take
it on board ! put what works for me into use and put myself
up the ladder a bit wouldn’t hurt .
Love the card looking forward to your news be happy stay safe hugs Pamxxxxx
Love the use of the Spellbinders Vertical Chain in this design and the little pearls in each section! Advice to give my younger self: Relax…you can’t control everything.
The decision you make today will affect your tomorrow.
Advice to my younger Self: You are precious, priceless, and loved even if no one else does, God does.
I would tell my younger self, that you are ok just the way you are, believe in yourself, and love everyone/everything in your life!
Your card is gorgeous and I can’t wait to hearing this he exciting news!!!
Beautiful card. Can’t wait for your good news! You worked hard and you should be very proud of all that comes your way.
My goodness – how can I wait on your wonderful news to come. I want to hear it now. Becca, you are such a tease! Your card today is lovely. I especially like the background paper you printed. Reminds me of a blouse I made myself in Jr High. I loved that blouse, so sweet. I still have not made your spoon flowers even though I did get me a set of round bowl measuring spoons to do so. Very nice combination with the gold mirror card and the lace leaves, too. Now to your question: the piece of advice I would give my younger self, would be not to worry so much, do less homework and enjoy more of the day to day life that happens in school. Make more Bs and less As!
Dear Younger Self,
Breathe. The world keeps turning, and the things you need to heal from, you will. You are stronger than you know, and fear doesn’t need to rule your choices. People are better than you’ve experienced, and you will be healthy, I promise.
Your older self.
Becca – love that paper, I still have some! A beautiful card – thank you!
I would tell my younger self to express gratitude more often and to be kinder to myself.
My advice would be to slow down, draw breath and be patient. Miracles weren’t made in a day.
Wow!! This is truly a beautiful card I love how you used this card and created a master piece. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
When this came in, there was only one response but my hubbie had to use the computer, so I am a little late. This is one beautiful card and never imagined how this die could be used in this way! Love the flowers! Am very anxious to hear your good news.
My advice to my younger self – Do everything the exact same I did as my life has turned out very well. One thing I would change is to less shy in my younger life. It took me a while to come out of my shell, so be more outgoing.
Beautiful card Becca. Love your “spoon flowers”. Mine never turn out as pretty as yours. So excited to hear your good news. I am so thankful to have found your blog, and find your work a blessing. My advice to my younger self: Work fewer hours at work, enjoy each day more, worry less, don’t worry about how clean the house is, and play more. Enjoy each age.
Don’t be in such a rush to get married and move out of my parent’s house is the advice I would give to myself!
Another beautiful card. Love the gold metallic. Advice: Talk with your children instead of at them.
Don’t know how you keep doing such lovely cards Becca…stunning work! Thank you for sharing your talent with us – it is so inspiring!!!
To my younger self I would say “don’t sweat the small stuff – remember, it is ALL small stuff! Hug those close to you and treasure your time with them’
What a beautiful card Becca. Love the subtle tones and the gorgeous sentiment.
I would tell my younger me to value myself and not let myself be taken advantage of.
I love your card! Advice-record your children’s accomplishments! I have six children, and they begin to run together! I wish I had those things written down and preserved!
Beautiful card Becca?I would tell my younger self you are worthy and have confidence.
Oh my!!! Your card is simply adorable!!!
Another exquisite card Becca, I love it! My advice to my younger self? Live life to the full and enjoy every precious moment – life’s too short to worry about things you can’t change.
Looking forward to hearing your news! Hugs x
Hi Becca. Love the card. So elegant. Youve got me wondering about your good news. I’d tell my younger self plan for tomorrow but live for today. The years fly past so quickly. Happy weekend.
Your card and flowers are beautiful. I love them
Wow! I love that gorgeous card. My advice: Be Brave, Be Adventurous, Be Smart, Be Kind, Be Happy, Be Wild. There’s a big world out there that’s waiting to be learned. So get out that door and go spread your wings.
What a pretty card today. Looking forward to hearing your news.
My advice to my younger self would be “don’t worry so much”.
A stunning and gorgeous card, Becca!
Love those flowers :))
I would have told my younger self to have more confidence in myself and not bother so much about what other people thought of me.
A lovely card, as always even though your cards are always uniquely different. The flowers are beautiful and even though I’ve seen the video, I’m going to watch it again. There’s always something new to learn that will help me be a better crafter.
I would tell my younger self to pray more, not to sweat the small things and always be thankful.
Have a wonderful weekend Becca! Looking forward to your surprise announcement.
Love that Becca style! This card is lovely; from the delicate pattern on the paper; to the die cut, pearls, flowers, and lace. You’ve got the most beautiful stash of laces. What’s your source? In my opinion, your creative eye is unmatched. Love it! So happy for you and your coming news. I know it has to be a mega from your excitement about it. Now I’m excited, too! My advice to the younger me would be to be brave, use your talents more, and hone your skills. Be the best you possible.
I would tell my younger self to reach down inside and find the strength to get out of a volatile marriage much sooner than I did.
I can hardly wait for your news! You ispire with your life as well as your fabulous design talent… Onward & upward, Becca!
Beautiful card! I would tell my younger self never give up…keep trying regardless how many rejects you received
Hi Becca, This card is stunning, and I love the flowers.
Advice to my younger self would be to make the ‘most’ of the short time I had with my two Sons, also to make the ‘most’ of the time I had with my Mum and Dad, and to ask them questions that only they could answer for me, oh how I wish that I could go back in time !!
I’m looking forward to hearing your news, it’s exciting !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Hya Becca love this sooo much that i have ordered the die!!!!
The advice i would give to my younger self would be ….to be true to yourself and live the life YOU want !! Not what is expected of you by other people ….dont conform to other peoples standards but set your own .
Sending paper hugs Ang fromGB
This is indeed a work of art and definitely deserves to be framed Becca. Stunning.
Thank you for your talents Becca, and that you use them as a blessing to others. I would tell my younger self to think more when making decisions and choices, to recognise when fear is the predominant factor. It’s a shame to wish you had done this or that but didnt because you were afraid of making mistakes
I love it. It’s simple and elegant and as always I love the gold.
To my younger self I’d say: Be true to yourself. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Spend that time developing who you are and what you want to become. Others will appreciate you for being you.
I just love your cards Becca and when I do my interpretation I always credit inspiration from you – Just beautiful x
What a beautiful card. I love the pattern on your paper. The large rose with the dark leaves pull the color from the paper.
Love your flower!! Watch spouse closer! Lol
What a gorgeous card! I’m glad you had it in a frame because your cards really are works of art! To my younger self I would say, do not listen to all the Nay sayers. Go for your dream with all your heart and never let anyone crush your desired goal. Continue to be your own unique self and do what you love!
Life is for Living, enjoy every moment, especially with your children as they grow up in a blink of an eye.
My lovely daughter will be 27 this year and has just got engaged! she is getting married next year. How time flies!
Becca I am so excited for you and can not think of anyone else I would rather watch. Unfortunately I am in Australia and not sure if I can get the programme anywhere. We do have foxtell but i have not seen it there.
I wish you well and praise God for the beautiful talent you have. Whatever you do is full of one word only I think fits to describe………Beauty!!!!!! I makes my heart sing!!!!!!
Love and prayers,
Listen to your inner self and make the choice that you felt at the time.
becca your cards are amazing could you tell me what thickness of card you use for the spoon flowers
Don’t make the same mistake twice learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat them