Hey y’all, Happy Friday!! Oh, and happy end of March already. You know what tomorrow is right? We’ll I’m not fooling but I’m planning to have a blog post again tomorrow. In the mean time, today’s card features a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design – The Greatest Strength. So often I select a sentiment because it resonates with me, in something that has happened over the week. This week – for no reason – I rolled over to frustration. When I pulled this stamp out, it reminded me that the race is long and is not often won by might by but by patience and gentleness in the long haul. This is so hard to remember when you are trying to get somewhere fast but several small achievements and blessings were so helpful in correcting my course.
Today I built my card on a printed cream card base 6.5″ wide by 5″ tall that I cut (both layers at once) a bottom border onto using Spellbinders Graceful Scallops. I love how that turned out and I played around with stitching floss through the holes. I didn’t keep the stitching for this card, but it will win its way onto the next card I make using Graceful Scallops. The focal layer is built in three tiers with Spellbinders Labels 29 on the bottom (adhered with double foam tape), followed by Spellbinders Victorian Bow. Directly on top of that I stacked Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element and finished with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM (adhered with a single layer of foam tape).
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 the list of winners HERE! For your comment: What do you consider to be your greatest strength?
Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Greatest Strength
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Scallops, Spellbinders Labels 29, Spellbinders Victorian Bow, Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM, Satin Ribbon – The Paper Source, Button, The Paper Studio – Pearls
Hey friends, thanks as always for stopping by!!
My greatest strength is thoughtfulness of others.
We are all tried and tested, and it’s only human to snap once and again. I don’t know that I have any great strength, I muddle along and do my best for my family and friends.
My greatest strength is patients.. lovely card as usual Becca. Christine S.
I think my greatest strength is my attention to detail. That attention has of benefit to me and my family many times. However, it can also be a problem because “everything has to be perfect”, which can sometimes take away from the enjoyment of things! I am working on knowing when to “let it go”!
This is such a beautiful card and sentiment. Very often the gentle, quiet path is the more rewarding one. I would say that my greatest strength is my ability to just listen. A kindly ear is sometimes all it takes to really help someone.
Gentleness is a great strength and a good reminder in how to deal with people. Thank you for putting it on a beautiful card. I think my greatest strength is compassion. Comes from many years of nursing in a variety of situations. I remind myself it could be me having such a trial.
Have a wonderful weekend. We are in the midst of a snowstorm, expecting 5-10 inches heavy white stuff.
Wow! What a timely card message. Your blog is an inspiration. Hmm, I would like to believe patience is my strength. But I really need to work on it, with the grace of God, every, single, day.
Love the details and layer ‘s on your beautiful card today, Becca! I continue to enjoy and be inspired by your lovely creations using your border collection. Add in pink and I’m definitely all in on this card!
I think my greatest strength is probably patience. Not exactly sure how to explain that but it feels right. Have a wonderful weekend!
My greatest strength is the love I have for my family.
Hi Becca, beautiful card with all your lovely touches. My greatest strength is empathy and listening,have a great weekend x x x
What a beautiful card today and I love the inspiration you’ve given us with border die.
I really don’t know what my greatest strength is but what ever life throws at me I just carry on and try my best.
Pretty card today, Ms. Becca. Love the sentiment as well. I think my greatest strength is persistence. Just have to remember it can be a problem as well – there are times when one really should give in and let go.
Hope your weekend is lovely and I look forward to tomorrow’s blog post! No foolin’!
Happy Friday, Becca,
Indeed, your posts make my Fridays special! What a sweet card. As a newbie to the wonderful world of die cutting, I especially appreciate your extraordinary eye in finding harmony and balance in combining all these elements. You’re such a master teacher!
I reflected on your question of the day and it was interesting to realize that I consider my greatest strength to be my sensitivity to others (& compassion). In my younger days, I felt hurt by it and saw it as a liability. Now, I’ll reach out to others and they tell me it was at the “perfect time”. What could be better than that? To know what another needs is the very thing I can offer them. Praise God!
Such a comforting thought.I think my greatest strength is being perfectly comfortable by myself. I don’t need a lot of people around to entertain me. Love your work Becca. Always beautiful
beautiful card. love the colors and the frills and the layers and of course the sentiment. I think perseverance is my greatest strength. if it’s worth having it’s worth working for and towards. some may say stubbornness but that’s not the positive side. :)
Love your card/color combo – so elegant. My greatest strength is the strength that my dear husband gives me through his love and never ending support. Happy Friday!
Simply beautiful. My greatest strength is that I am a survivor. I have had my share of trials including breast cancer twice. I beat it both times.
Truly wondefuly made! Beautiful words . Thanks for sharing! Your number 1 Fan Bonnie
Being steadfast. Hanging there until the job is done.
Beautiful card!! My strength is putting others before myself. I always make sure everyone is ok!
Hi Becca . Your card is beautiful with a
Lovely sentiment. Like Jennie Bailey whatever life throws at me, I manage to ride the storm so perhaps perseverance or stubbornness is my strength. Look forward to your post tomorrow. Xx
Beautiful card as always Becca, my greatest strength is perseverance and loyalty .
Elaine H X
Another beautiful card Becca – love your colours, they work beautifully together.
My greatest strength is the Lord – without Him I am nothing!!
Compassion, i can easily make someone feel comforted and understood. Just giving a hug can sometimes help alot! I totally adore your cards! Wish I could get win one or even buy some from you!
My greatest Strength is my ability to easily understand why someone has hurt me and being so very quick to forgive them.
That and being so organized.
This card is such a lovely reminder to reign in hurtful words said in a moment of frustration as the results of the words can never be taken back again and the scars can last a lifetime and because of the wounds festering, it often ruins other relationships you have or will have.
I am so loving the scallop border! I can see this as a very frilly, lacy, ruffly card with a Cameo in the center of the Becca Bow ;)
I love this—everything about it! My greatest strength may be my warmth, which comes from truly loving others,. which comes from faith in God and Jesus Christ.
Beautiful card once again, Becca thank you. My greatest strength is being a loving, caring person.
Hi Becca very pretty card , beautiful sentiment gorgeous colours.
Its been a tough week here ! I believe my best strengths are consideration
and the ability to share. take care everyone stay safe hugs PamXXX
I think my great asset is listening and being able to see “both sides” of an argument. We have had some family problems and I am the one who is always trying to keep peace in the family and keep us close like a family. Love you beautiful card and also the sweet sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
Good morning Becca, fab card fab design!!! So sweet!!! My greatest strength I think is just being there for someone!!!
Have a good one!!!
My greatest strength comes from the Lord. Love the card! Blessings, Lisa
Encouragement. I love the beautifully embossed pink die cut. Your card is gorgeous, and even the photo is so creative!!
This is another beautiful card.
I think my greatest strength is listening.
Beautiful card Becca! My greatest strength Isi patience. I was an elementary yea her for 36 years.
My greatest strength…is being a source of encouragement.
That is a beautiful card Becca. I like that saying,
I think I need to write it on a paper & hang it in my room.
My greatest strength according to my husband is that
I am cheerful & easy to get along with.
Myself, I think it is listen to people & not putting my 2 cent in.
Another stunning card Becca!
My greatest strength is my faith in God.
lOVE YOUR CARD TODAY, BECCA! BUT DON’T I ALWAYS SAY THAT? LOVE ALL YOUR WORK!
MY GREATEST STRENGTH COMES FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR AND MY COMMITTMENT THAT “HE ONLY ASKS YOU TO TAKE ON WHATEVER HE THINKS YOU CAN HANDLE.”
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, MY FRIEND!
My greatest strength is trying to make people feel good about themselves. This is a very beautiful card. I love it.
What a beautiful card as usual.Love the print base.
Beautiful card, Becca! I love the look of the scalloped border on the background paper instead of a separate border attached in white or a different color. I’ll have to remember this idea!
I guess my greatest strength is trying to find ways to compliment everyone on something good about themselves.
Beautiful card as always. I love your style. I think my greatest strength is caring.
WOW Becca, what a beautiful card!!! I really don’t know how to answer your question – what is my greatest strength??? Being alone now for 5 months since Jim winged his way to Heaven has opened my eyes to how my friends have been strong for me with all kinds of helps. It will take me a while to discover my strength or strengths as the case may be. Right now it is one day at a time and leaning on the Lord to direct my steps. Ask me that question a year from now and I might be able to answer. Currently everyone keeps saying I am very organized so that will have to be my answer for now – LOL!
I’m a listener so I consider listening to be my greatest strength. This card is fantastic.
Becca, Beautiful card!! I just LOVE that scalloped die. Somehow I had missed it and just noticed it. I think I’m going to NEED that one! I think my greatest strength in compassion and being a great listener. Hope you are doing well!
Hi Becca. Such a pretty card. As for my greatest strength I do like to be organised. Happy weekend.
What a pretty card, Becca. Love the layers, the texture, the colors…I guess I just love everything about this one!
My greatest strength is stubbornness/determination.(Although that particular strength can be really annoying to others!!)
Such a beautiful card here as always from you Becca. Love the soft purple color to the white, it looks amazing and the sentiment is just perfect too. Love everything about it here.
Hi Becca, this is such a beautiful card and the sentiment resonates for me too! My greatest strength is love and understanding (or so I’ve been told so I open it’s true!)
Beautiful card, as always. My greatest strength is being a good listener.
Love everything about this card! Especially that beautiful border! My greatest strength…..hmmm, not something I typically think about. I gues I could say it’s being organized, very trustworthy, and if my friends or family need anything they know they can count on me. Thanks for the thought-provoking question! Hugs!
Dear Becca !
Ohh, how I would love to win a card of yours – and this one would be so great, – the sentiments is wonderful. You are blessed with such a variaty of “good words” sentiments, which we cannot get in Denmark. If I was lucky to win your card, I would – not being cruel – but gently pull it a bit apart without ruining it, because I would be so curious to learn from your expertice. :-))
Hmm, my strenght – I have be told, that I often make others feel good about them selves. That makes me happy. We need that – to feel so accepted and worthy among our family, friends, colleges etc. :-)
Have a wonderfull weekend every one!
Hi Becca, A very pretty and cute card.
Patience is a virtue that I wish I ‘had’, but I try my hardest to be ‘kind’ and ‘giving’.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Stunning card, love the colour and the beautiful dies you have used, that stamp really says it all. Just beautiful.
I love the way you layer your cards. And that Becca bow is so awesome. Until I saw this card I never knew the Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element die had a heart in it.
So lovely! Your cards are so graceful and speak to ones heart! Thank you for your passion!!!
You so often just hit the right spot, Becca – and your card is lovely! We certainly need more gentleness in this troubled world. My greatest strength comes from my Christian faith – I have to try to remember that daily!