Day of Giving Friday: You Make Me Smile

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders -
Greetings friends!  If you’ve been reading here lately, you know that my Mom came to stay for several weeks.  I’m working my heart out on CHA projects – a big hint about this at the end of my post!!  In the interim, mom and I have been chatting the days away while I work.  What a breath of fresh air to have someone to talk to and I’m sure after I take her to the airport today, she’ll  be thankful for a moment of silence.  So that’s where I’ve been hiding!  I wouldn’t have missed a moment of listening to her.  I’ve taught her to Skype and the ins and outs of group texting.

Today is Day of Giving Friday! It’s an opportunity to send out a card to one of you who are so gracious to stop by and visit.   By leaving a comment, one of my readers worldwide will win the card.  If you are new to my blog and and want more details on Day of Giving Friday, check it out on my FAQ List at #11.  My card today is an older card and some of the supplies are not available but certainly I hope you can use this for inspiration.

For your comment today, who is the last loved one you’ve hugged and what was the occasion?

Hint, hint, hint – CHA is right around the corner.  I’ve been working for the last six months on new dies for next year.  (Yes I’m still floating out ideas for the dies that were just released).  On Monday, December 7th I’ll be sneak peeking a new die you haven’t seen before.  Think “day of giving” and be sure to stop by on Monday to have a peek. You know no sneak peek is complete without prizes!!


Stamps: Retired
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Natural White
Ink: Amuse – Wheat
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Ornamental Iron, Spellbinders™ Grand Decorative Ovals One, Spellbinders™ Carnival DreamSpellbinders™ Venetian Motifs, satin ribbon, Recollections Pearls, button, Prima Lace

If you’ve left an email for me, I’m way behind.  No worries, I’ll get to them but it may take me some time to wade through.  I’ve also posted Day of Giving Winner from last week and am a little behind in responding to folks who have won.  Lol, there’s always a pile up at the end of the year – kindly asking your patience and sending you all hugs!


  • Yvonne NicholsonDecember 4, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely card and all the nice lace.I don’t have any love ones near by ,only my husband and it does not have to be special to hug him.
    Bet you will miss having your Mom around.
    Take care YvonneReplyCancel

  • KathieDecember 4, 2015 - 2:09 pm

    The last person I hugged was my 92 year old mother. She still stays so positive. Love having her around.ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.December 4, 2015 - 2:14 pm

    My hubby is the last one I hugged. He comes up and hugs me spontaneously from time to time, but ever since his knee replacement surgery a little over two weeks ago it’s been a LOT more often…can’t say I’m sorry about that one! LOL He is a sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • BenteDecember 4, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    This card is just gorgeous, Becca!
    White on white is so elegant, and I love the dies and embossing folder you have used for this one. Also the lace is wonderful :))
    For your question;
    the last loved one I hugged was my mom when I visited her yesterday. We meet approximately monthly, and always have a lovely time together :))ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramDecember 4, 2015 - 2:19 pm

    This is so beautiful. Thankful for time you can share with your mom.ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezDecember 4, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    What an amazingly gorgeous card Becca, that lace is just so beautiful.
    The last loved one I hugged was my dear husband as he left for work this morning, I’ve been doing this for 42 years. I hug him when he leaves, when he comes home and in between, LOL!!
    I also hugged my youngest daughter Adriana, who lives next door, this morning when she came over to pick up a card I made for a friend of hers who is retiring.
    The other loved one I hugged was a sweeter than sweet friend who came from Mexico to stay at our home for 4 days, it was amazing to have her with us, we haven’t seen her in almost 5 years, we love her so much.
    Thank you for this question Becca, we should hug our loved ones every single day!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherDecember 4, 2015 - 2:26 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous card!

    Other than my husband, the last loved ones I hugged were my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. It had been a year since we had to been together. Saying “See you later…” is so difficult because it could be a long time until we are together again. I am so thankful for the days we had together and even for the tears when we hugged as we said goodbye. The love we share spans the distance between us (IN and FL!)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaDecember 4, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    My kids, everyday, many times a day. I think they are tired of my hugs by now. but I know when they are all grown up, they will feel my hugs and my love.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Lucky you that you can still enjoy your mom. I’m glad you didn’t waste any time and you took advantage of these weeks to show her how much you love her. I lost my 16 years ago and still hurts.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808December 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous card!

    That would be my husband, and just because!ReplyCancel

  • AlexDecember 4, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful inspiration, not only with your lovely creations, but the way you inspire me with the challenges you face in your life, Please can I ask what paper/card do you find best in your Minc machine, as I have had some problems with the foil giving a mottled effect.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyDecember 4, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    The last person I hugged was my husband as I waved him goodbye on his way to work. You just never know in these troubled times.

    Thank you for the joy your cards bring to us all.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingDecember 4, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Not ten minutes ago, I left my sweet daughter who lives in a DD group home following a couple of doctor’s appointments for her. She is 18 and has been unable to live safely at home for nearly four years. It has been heartbreaking to have to parent her from afar, and we love her so much. She is making small improvements and we celebrate each tiny step. She is a wonderful person, and it is a joy to have seen her today, and the hugs today were a gift. I would definitely send this card to her!

    Blessings Becca…and bye, Mom…have a safe journey to your next stop, and a blessed Christmas season.ReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 4, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    Always hugging…a friend was the last at the grocery store, my friends are all huggersss…lovelyn card..awh no tears at the airport..ReplyCancel

  • ChristinaDecember 4, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    I love the white on white. I sent a hug to my daughter who now lives in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryDecember 4, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    Becca how wonderful that you were blessed with your Mum and I am sure she will miss you (as you will her) when she leaves. Skype is good but you cannot hug them on skype.
    The last person I hugged was my granddaughter yesterday morning as she received her very first Certificate from school. My Granddaughter is also autistic and for the first time got up with her class and did a sing along and dance. amazing.
    hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra StephensDecember 4, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    Lovely card as always. Last person I hugged was my hubby this morning. One before that was one of my ladies from my card class as she has gone back to the uk for a few months. We do miss our loved ones that live I the Uk.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellDecember 4, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    My husband, a kiss and hug goodbye as he left for work this morning.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 4, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    NO, You make US smile! Oh what a georgous card, would I ever love to have this one. It must be about my turn LOL!
    I guess the last two people I hugged was my daughter (special needs) before she left for the workshop she attends this morning and of course, my hubby! Even after 52+ years we still hug!!!!!
    Hugs to you my very special friend,
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropDecember 4, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    My husband – and I don’t need a reason!!! All my family live 250 miles away so other than John it was my sister, her husband and son when they stay a couple of months ago. Roll on Boxing Day when we will be travelling north to see them! Gorgeous card Becca. Wow, I bet you were so chuffed that you were able to teach your mom to Skype etc!!!! What fun you are going to have! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 4, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    the last loved on I hugged would be my eldest son. A visit to see my grandson.ReplyCancel

  • fmgardneDecember 4, 2015 - 2:53 pm

    So happy for you that you had some time to spend with your mom. I am certain that you both needed time with each other, especially all that you both have been through.
    I love this card…all in white! Thanks for offering it.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettDecember 4, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    What a beautiful card as always. The last person I hugged was our newly born granddaughter, Allison Janice (named after me!)! I am so truly blessed. God Has seen I have 2 perfectly healthy grandchildren –one three yr old grandson (who is my pride and joy and calls me LaLa.). And now precious little Allison, who I know will be really loved since she is the first girl on my side in 60 yrs and 10 months. I have already purchased her first baby doll—which is bigger than she is LOLReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijDecember 4, 2015 - 2:56 pm

    Beautiful elegant card.
    I huged my famely[daughter, son in law and 3 grandchilderen,almost 4] in N-Afrika to say goodby afther a lovely thime with them.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DDecember 4, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I hug my DH regularly, and as we are retired I can’t actually give a time or reason, but my Grandson (aged 3 1/2) gave me a wonderful hug on Thursday evening before he went to bed. Did this Grandma’s heart good :-)

  • suzanneDecember 4, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    HI Becca this is STUNNING what amazing work just love this . I have my hubby and living near us our sick daughter she is 30 with 2 little angels one 5 one 15 mths ,she is very ill her partner walked out when she was 5 weeks pregnant and things have been hard .She has just had a TUMOUR removed off the bowel and pelvic bone and they have just found another one on her ovary the we have just been told bub is sick he will have an MRI looking for tumours so like is hard and at the same time beautiful because I get to hug them all the time so I feel blessed to have them with us thankyou for the chance to win this stunning card xoxoxo suzanneReplyCancel

  • MaureenDecember 4, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    Thank you so much, Becca, for sharing your precious time with your Mom with us.. You really are a beautiful gift.
    This card is lovely and elegant in its simplicity. It just makes me peaceful and happy.ReplyCancel

  • VenusDecember 4, 2015 - 3:05 pm

    My last loved one I huged is my mom in law on her 76th birthday just this October.Shes in a nursery home and we visit her every now and then.We Love you Mom?ReplyCancel

  • rjsmusicDecember 4, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    We hugged our close friends good-bye after spending Thanksgiving with them (600 miles from our home). Love your cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamDecember 4, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    I absolutely love this card!! The last person I gave a hug to was my daughter who came and spent a night with me.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapDecember 4, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Beautiful card as always. I too have fallen behind & had things pile up. Missed a few of your posts but will definitly get to them eventually :)
    Last person I hugged was my daughter, no reason just because. A cuddle first thing in the morning always makes you feel loved with a nice warm feeling in your heart to start the day.
    Sending you many hugs from Australia xxx
    Have a great weekend xReplyCancel

  • ruthannDecember 4, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    My husband when I got up this morning! Another awesome card today!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettDecember 4, 2015 - 3:11 pm

    What an absolutely stunning card Becca! and I have some of these dies!!
    Last person I hugged was my 99-year-old mother yesterday when I visited her at the nursing home. She’s an amazing lady and I’m blessed that she is so healthy!ReplyCancel

  • janet goshornDecember 4, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    A dear friend who’s mother is in the hospitalReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenDecember 4, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    This is my all time favourite card. Cream is a special colour and you have made this card with such elegance. Your are a special person and I love your emails. They make my day and inspire me to do more craft.God Bless you and your family. Enjoy the festive season. It is just around the corner and I have lots to do before the special dat.ReplyCancel

  • DKDecember 4, 2015 - 3:20 pm

    Actually, I gave myself a hug this morning! I was proud of a project I had completed and just spontaneously hugged myself! I have shared positive energy to other during the rest of the day. So, Becca, I send you a hug along with everyone who responds to this post!ReplyCancel

  • Donna SDecember 4, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    Becca, I am soooooooo glad you got to spend time with your mom!!!! That’s so very important! Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love your designs! Can’t wait to see your new dies! HugsReplyCancel

  • Melissa BDecember 4, 2015 - 3:25 pm

    I hugged my granddaughter when I got home from work! It was a joy to come home to her.ReplyCancel

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  • CarolDecember 4, 2015 - 3:26 pm

    Beautiful card.
    The last person I hugged was my son just before I left his house to drive back home from our Thanksgiving visit. He lives 3 hours away so I don’t get to see him a lot. Hoping to go back for Christmas – depends on the winter weather!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.ReplyCancel

  • Donna SDecember 4, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Becca, I am sooooo glad you got to spend time with your mom! That’s so important! Your card is GORGEOUS!!! The design is a real beauty! I can’t wait to see your new dies!!! HugsReplyCancel

  • DebraDecember 4, 2015 - 3:30 pm

    Beautiful card again Becca, regardless of how long ago you made it! Last person I hugged was my daughter. I went to bed upset with her and she came in to hug me and say she loves me. So nice! Glad you have your mom there but you are sure going to miss her when she leaves.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn McInnesDecember 4, 2015 - 3:40 pm

    Simply stunning card as always Becca. Your simplicity is what makes your cards so beautiful & gives us such joy.
    I hugged my beautiful granddaughter yesterday as she left after decorating our christmas tree. She has a soft soul and never leaves without saying I love you.
    Hugs to you from Oz,ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaDecember 4, 2015 - 3:42 pm

    This is stunning. Love the white on white.ReplyCancel

  • LoisDecember 4, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    It was my 42 year old son when we were ready to leave his house after watching his 3 children last evening. Funny, he always reminds us to drive safely (it’s an hour away). It’s like a role reversal now where he’s watching over us.
    Your card is just so lovely. Thank you for offering it to us.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothDecember 4, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Lovely card!

    Seems to me that I tend to hug dear neighbors, friends and family members alot but sadly they keep passing away. I have just lost 2 good friends right before Thanksgiving.

    My own family disowned me, but my hubby’s large family have adopted me. But I do not get to see them nearly as much as I would like to as they all work and both my hubby and I are disabled and unable to work.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaDecember 4, 2015 - 3:55 pm

    Beautiful, Becca–your talent, kindness, and the card. You delivered your mom out of a terrible time, losing Ben. You managed to carry her along as you did your daily routine and work responsibilities–easing her back into life’s flow. The card uses old ‘friends’ but you come up with a new, fresh look with off-white on off-white. Maybe it’s your bow, maybe your placement, maybe using circles with diagonal pieces of lace. What ever it is it works. It is not easy to do, talent shows so I let you do the designing and I am happy duplicating after the fact. Can’t wait for you to use your new dies–Cascading Grace and multiple pockets. Even without your guide cards I can do something special with them. Looking forward to Monday, though. Thanks, Barbara
    Since I can’t recall a recent hug, it means I have to give some to those around me I care about–initiate and not wait to reciprocate.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 4, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Doesn’t just thinking about hugs make you smile? Having memories of Thanksgiving with my family fresh in my mind, they were certainly considered in response to your question. However, I’m in a choral community and one of our members is a victim of violent crime. Many of us held her, this week, in healing hugs hoping they can undo some of the damage caused by her horrific experience. Hugs are great, wordless, communicators of love and they benefit the giver as much as the receiver. Now that’s something to smile about!

    Beautiful, beautiful card, Becca. In the wake of your loss of your brother and the void left by your mom’s absence, I am so delighted to hear that you have exciting news to anticipate and share.

    Love and blessings,

  • marylouhDecember 4, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Last night some friends and family came over for Stampin’ Night.
    I hugged most of them as they were leaving. It’s getting close to the holidays and I might not see them before then, the two granddaughters fixed a chair that had a wobbly leg (thanks hug) and another hugges every time she leaves.
    Enjoy all of the hugs. Glad your mom got to visit. I know it will be sorry seeing her go home. take care.ReplyCancel

  • LindaDecember 4, 2015 - 3:57 pm

    The card is beautiful and like the rest of what you do inspiring. My husband is the last one I have hugged and it was today. The reason why is simple he takes such good care of me, I’ve been sick for quite some time.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ZDecember 4, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    I last hugged many family members over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    It was wonderful to see so many members who traveled far to be together for the weekend. Loved your card. So pretty and elegant.
    Hope I can try to make one so well. Hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 4, 2015 - 4:06 pm

    my dh, just because. lovely card. I really like the layers and monochromatic style.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyDecember 4, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    Becca, this card is just breathtaking. I have looked at it in depth to try and figure out exactly how you did it. It is a winner for sure. So glad you had a nice time with your Mom. The last person that I hugged was my wonderful husband and the reason was “just because”. I love him so much and am so fortunate to still have him in my life as so many of my friends’ husbands have passed on. I cherish every day with him. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card and have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeDecember 4, 2015 - 4:19 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    What a beautiful card Becca and it being all tone on tone makes it so gorgeous and probably my favourite style of card. I love how you have added the different textures into it with the aid of the stunning lace and they ribbon making the bow along with the pearls. Gorgeous Becca, simply gorgeous.
    My 16year old son how is autistic gives me a hug every day and quite a few times during it along with a kiss and tells me just how much he loves me and I am so very, very lucky to have this special person in my life and to be his mum as he is the kindest most loving child that you could ever wish to meet. He is a charming, intelligent, manner able young man and I am so very proud of him.
    I bet that the incredible lady that you took to the airport today Becca sat there more than willingly listening to her pride and joy talking away, watching her work and just bringing back memories of times gone past. You would do each other the power of good with all that your mum and her beloved family have been through this past few months so I don’t think that she would be thinking any time about wanting peace and quiet to come back into her life. You have given her the tools to be able to visit and open her world from her chair so that she doesn’t miss any of her family or friends.
    Sending hugs and love across the miles to you
    Norah McPhee, (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • GayleDecember 4, 2015 - 4:19 pm

    Absolutely stunning Card Becca!!
    My husband of 57 years & the occasion was that we were blessed & made another dayReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 4, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    The last person I hugged was my wonderful husband.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostDecember 4, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    This card is truly beautiful. I wish the dies and embossing folders were still available,especially the Venetian motifs. The last loved one I hugged was my little five year old nephew as he was leaving to go home.He had spent the weekend with me. So glad you had that quality time with your mom. I know there’ll be lots of fond memories.ReplyCancel

  • DianeDecember 4, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    Hi Becca. So glad that your mom was able to stay for a long visit. I’m sure that you savored every moment. Beautiful card, as always. The last loved one that I hugged was my grandson, yesterday. It was Thursday. Hopefully I’ll be able to sneak a few more today! He is two. They grow so fast! Have a great weekend. Can’t wait to see your new dies.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy WagnerDecember 4, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    Oh Becca,seeing your cards always make my day. They are all gorgeous. This card done in all white is absolutely gorgeous. So delicate with the perfect bow.
    Everyday I give kisses and hugs to my husband of 48 years, not just once but several times a day. I also share hugs and a kiss on the check everyday with our youngest son(42)who was in an accident 23 years ago and left a quadriplegic.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 4, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca, My 27 yr old Grandson always gives me a bear hug , { just because } hes a lovely lad and loves his gran.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Ramona BurnsDecember 4, 2015 - 4:41 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! Your cards are all so elegant. Last person I hugged was my 4year old granddaughter Gianna.. She is such a little character she always makes me smile.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 4, 2015 - 4:59 pm

    What a pretty, creamy card, Becca. So lovely!!
    I’m happy you had a good time with your momma. I hope your days together were filled with many precious moments.
    As your for challenge question, my most recent hug with a loved one was with my husband. Just because he is the most wonderful guy on the planet!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Kim bDecember 4, 2015 - 5:07 pm

    LOVELY card!! Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerDecember 4, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    I don’t know if it’s true as I’ve not taken time to consult Google, but my fourth grade students said that today is “National Hug Day”. To that end, we all hugged! Just gave hubs a welcome home hug a few minutes ago!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasDecember 4, 2015 - 5:32 pm

    My hubby is the only family I have left and I hug him many-a-time each day. I remember when this die set first cam out – one of my favorites and what a beautiful card you created with it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)December 4, 2015 - 5:43 pm

    I hope your mom has a safe onward journey. What a blessing that you have been able to share some quality time with her. And now, you’ll be able to Skype and see each other whilst you chat!
    What a spectacular card, Becca! So lovely.
    I’m a bit of a hugger since I read that for some lonely people, sharing the Peace in the Communion service, is the only time that they touch another person! That was a real eye opener for me and as I run a group where a number of the members are widows who live alone and away from family, we instituted hugs! A while ago, one lady said, ‘I’m queueing up for my hug’!
    A friend and her husband have just visited, so that was 2 more hugs today! And i always sign off in this way….
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • JennyDecember 4, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    Another lovely card Becca. Elegant and full of Grace. Did you know your cards talk?

    The last loved one i hugged was my husband of 40 years, just because we happened to be in the kitchen together. I read once it takes 3 kisses a day to maintain a relationship, he has a nasty bug so he had a hug instead.ReplyCancel

    • JennyDecember 6, 2015 - 3:11 am

      Oops forgot to say what this card is saying.
      Be still and know that I am God!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunDecember 4, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    Such a beautiful card and I think I have everything to make it. My 11 month old grandson is the last loved one I hugged and it was no occasion. I just like to hug him.ReplyCancel

  • SueDecember 4, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    Such a pretty card with the soft colors and the lace. My friend from out of town visited today and we hugged hello and goodbye. We talk on the phone but I don’t see her all that often so it was great to have an in-person visit.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RDecember 4, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    Gorgeous card! I hugged my hubby this morning before he left the house, my grandkids a week ago when they came to visit!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CDecember 4, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    Oh, this is so elegant, as always! I can’t wait to see what you have new at CHA… I always follow the videos online.
    I hug my parents every time I see them… this afternoon they stopped by and got another one. : )ReplyCancel

  • Sam BurnettDecember 4, 2015 - 7:08 pm

    Oh how I wish I had my Mom with me for just a day to talk to her again! I miss her so… My last hugged loved one was my hubby, just a little while ago when he left to go flounder gigging! Always always a hug and an I love you because…you never know!!ReplyCancel

  • StarDecember 4, 2015 - 7:23 pm

    The last person I hugged was my husband and my little shin tzu! Unconditional love.ReplyCancel

  • chrisdominoDecember 4, 2015 - 7:25 pm

    I do so miss my Mom especially around the holidays but I am blessed with several adopted “Moms” at our church and appreciate the time spent with them. My last hug, my friend after her preschool class that I volunteer at 3x a week as a retired preschool teacher. Just love all of your creations and hearing about your Mom.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQDecember 4, 2015 - 7:25 pm

    A beautiful card design today. Lots of love showing on this one. Glad you had a wonderful time with your Mom. You deserve this special time. For today’s question: who was the last loved one you’ve hugged and what was the occasion? My newest and most treasured friend and I shared time and lunch together this week. We missed our time together last week. Each of us drove separately and met at a designated restaurant. As usual, we hugged each other before lunch and again when it was time to say goodbye. I am so blessed to have a wonderful and caring friend as she.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy PDecember 4, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    I hugged my husband just awhile ago….just because I love him!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy PDecember 4, 2015 - 7:35 pm

    All your work is just awesome!!I hugged my husband just awhile ago, just because……….ReplyCancel

  • April S.December 4, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Beautiful card!! The last person I hugged was my son just because I love him!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl hagenDecember 4, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Hi Bekka! Glad you had time to visit with your Mom….precious time well spent I am sure!

    CHA Is coming, love it and I love your new dies, already purchased them and excited to see more!lReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterDecember 4, 2015 - 7:55 pm

    beautiful card!! but then they always are!! the last person i hugged way my granddaughter yesterday, just because, lolReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 4, 2015 - 8:13 pm

    Good morning Becca, your card is amazing as usual!!! Looking forward to your new dies!!! Give your mum a hug from me : ) I hugged my mum yesterday and my youngest daughter and grandson!!! Today and every day my eldest daughter and granddaughter (they live with me) for no other reason than it makes me all warm and fuzzy : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Mary H.December 4, 2015 - 8:35 pm

    Becca, aside from my sweet hubby, the last loved person I hugged was my daughter when we were at her house in October (looking forward to hugging her again for Christmas too…our best present). Please do give your Sweet Mom a big hug, and I’m so glad that she got to come stay for a while with you. I know that it did you both a world of good, to spend some quality time. Now that she knows how to Skype & text, you won’t feel so far apart, hopefully. It’s very hard to do those goodbyes, no matter how much you keep in touch. And the card today is just stunning, and how fortunate will be the reader who is blessed to receive it. Happy wkend. Blessings & hugsReplyCancel

  • RayaDecember 4, 2015 - 8:41 pm

    Becca, treasure every moment with your mom. I know how much you appreciate family and friends. I hugged my daughter and boyfriend when they visited last week. I am sure you will miss your mom greatly when she departs. Your card is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYDecember 4, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    I love this card – an elegant and gracious feeling to it. I’ll be attempting to make one similar to take on my next visit to my bf who is now in a care facility. I know she would love looking at it. The very last loved one I hugged was my doggy pal, Charly. She my lovable companion doggy daughter. I can count on her to be here when I’m happy, sad or unhappy and she really listens to everything I have to say. Cute, eh? My second loving hug went to my husbands who does love me but only listens to half of what I say. Still cute tho.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongDecember 4, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    Becca Beautiful card! Love the embossed background!! The last loved one I hugged was my husband before he left for work.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaDecember 4, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    Such a beautiful card!!! Today I received a surprise hug from a lady in my water aerobics class. She knew I have been feeling depressed because I planned a Christmas luncheon for the group and then a few scrooges complained enough that the games were canceled as was the gift exchange. I almost didn’t go to the luncheon. But because of her hug, I went and enjoyed myself. The ladies all loved the snowflake coasters I made for them.ReplyCancel

  • Rai LynnDecember 4, 2015 - 9:00 pm

    My granddaughters and just being with them is the only occasion necessary. How could anyone not want to give two year old twins a good squeeze?ReplyCancel

  • Connie CDecember 4, 2015 - 9:39 pm

    Love the elegance of this card. The last person I hugged was my best friend and the occasion was because we had just had coffee together and I was leaving to go home. I hug all my kids and my friends as we part ways. After my husband’s sudden death and no opportunity to give that last goodbye hug, it seems especially important these days to do so. Thanks for your inspiring blog, Becca, and Christmas blessings to you and yours as well!ReplyCancel

  • MildredDecember 4, 2015 - 9:47 pm

    You use the nicest sentiments on your beautiful cards. The last person I hugged was my husband, today. No occasion, it was just morning and I was glad to see him!ReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieDecember 4, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card. Keep up the great work and enjoy every moment with your Mom.


  • Beverley OffenbergDecember 4, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    My youngest son is the last person I hugged. He is going through so much and putting on a brave face.ReplyCancel

  • TerryDecember 4, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    I would love to be the recipient of this card! The last love one I hugged was my husband. We hug one another daily!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonDecember 4, 2015 - 9:56 pm

    The last loved one I hugged was my husband as he was leaving for work. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 4, 2015 - 10:24 pm

    I gave my eighteen-year old a hug this week and it was a special moment I will treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine SavardDecember 4, 2015 - 11:12 pm

    The last person I hugged was my grandaugther, she was just having a quick visit and we were sharing past memories of sleepovers past.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkDecember 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm

    I was blessed to have my hubby of 52 years available for a hug. He is amazing..joined a support group for our fire department and has been driving one of the trucks getting ready to get his license.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaDecember 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm

    Oh what a gorgeous card Becca…you are so talented!!! I’m blessed, I got to hug lots of people today: my hubby of 52 years, my beautiful daughter, my wonderful grandchildren and some friiends I hadn’t seen in a while!

    So glad you got to spend some quality time with your mom.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithDecember 4, 2015 - 11:25 pm

    I needed a smile today and your card did the trick!!!!! Gorgeous card Becca, and I hope you will share your CHA projects with those of us who can not attend CHA.
    It does my heart good to hear you talk about all the special moments you and your Mom shared during her visit. My Mom lives with us, but suffers from dementia/Alzheimer. We are at the point of no return. I do not even recognize this person that has taken over, but wish I had my old Mom back. I so miss being able to spend quality time with her, but I am afraid those days are long gone. It is hard to watch this disease take over, and even harder to live with. Listening to you talk about your Mom makes me remember how it use to be with myself and my Mom. Good memories to hang on to. Thanks.

  • Nancy DalyDecember 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm

    Hi Becca, another gorgeous card it is beautiful.
    You will miss your mum as I’m sure she will miss you when she goes home, the last person I hugged well was really my husband as it was his 72nd birthday yesterday but also my son-in-law as he works away and he just came home yesterday but he is away along with my daughter and granddaughter on Sunday to Florida so it was more special hugs than normal.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • SuzMDecember 4, 2015 - 11:46 pm

    It’s winter here in Minnesota. They days are so short that we go to work and come home in the dark. It makes it very hard to keep your spirits up. We need a reason to smile. Your card today is totally on the mark. Thanksgiving, I was especially grateful to hug so many in the extended family. I think the last person out the door was my daughter-in-law, who is wonderful. She truly makes me smile. God Bless, Becca. This must have been a difficult Thanksgiving for your family. It’s good to hug your family near to hug.ReplyCancel

  • LindaSDecember 5, 2015 - 12:07 am

    The last person I hugged was my darling husband, but sending one your way too! I just ordered your most recent collection of dies and can’t wait for ideas to use them. Have a wonderful weekend!
    As always, love your beautiful card . . . White on white and the layers of texture the dies give it are stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Liz WilczekDecember 5, 2015 - 12:24 am

    Tonight I gave my sister a big hug after she had to put to sleep her sweet kitty who was sick. I felt so bad for her, but glad I was there for her.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonDecember 5, 2015 - 12:53 am

    Hi Becca. Stunning card – I love it :-) Thanks for sharing. So glad you had a wonderful time with your Mum. Hugs all around for my 2 boys, even though they are now teenagers they’re never too old for a hug :-)) Sending hugs to you. Sonia xxReplyCancel

  • ADecember 5, 2015 - 1:11 am

    My two grandsons Maverick and Ruben 4 and 2 I looked after them 2 days and
    1 night while Mummy and Daddy went on a toy run on their motorbike.
    They took toys for children that don’t have much for Christmas and all meet
    up and give the toys to charity organisations to give out.
    They all got a hug xxxxx your card is elegantReplyCancel

    • Pam TASDecember 5, 2015 - 1:13 am

      Oops! Forgot my nameReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsDecember 5, 2015 - 1:15 am

    Beautiful white card Becca – love it!!
    The last person I hugged was my eldest son as he left after helping me the other day by putting a few Christmas Decorations on my new Condo :o)ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 5, 2015 - 1:16 am

    Hi Becca. Last hugged hubby when he came home from work. He’d had a not so good day! Not long to wait until the 7th. Glad you had a lovely time with your mum. Have a good weekend.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 5, 2015 - 1:30 am

    WOUW Becca this is soo sooo beautiful and sooo elegant. I love the soft and elegant look on this card here, and the bow is just fabulous. Everything is amazing here.
    The last family member I´ve hugged is my husbond every day and my son, who went through surgery the pther day and ofcause all my grandkids every time I see them. We are a hugging family and hug each other every time we see each other, and I´ve always believed in showing your love when possible, as we need to do so, as long as we can .ReplyCancel

  • FernandaDecember 5, 2015 - 2:49 am

    The last hug I gave was to my granddaughter when she left for college after her Thanksgiving visit. I miss my girl so much.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanDecember 5, 2015 - 7:00 am

    Gorgeous card. So elegant! I am amazed by our creative talent. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 5, 2015 - 7:08 am

    How nice that you got to spend time with your Mom. A bonus that she was able to learn some technology. I wish more were open to that.

    Beautiful card. I can’t wait to see the sneak peak of what’s coming and excited that we might win something. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • AletDecember 5, 2015 - 7:36 am

    My mom is the last person I hugged, last night as I am visiting her. She lives 4 hours away and is going thru some health issues. It was so nice to hug her in person, though we “hug” on the phone all the time. I love giving hugs to family and friends, and some strangers too lol.
    To me hugs represent Love and Caring. It gives you an instant sense of well-being and that someone cares for you, and almost always gives a Smile to both giver and receiver.
    Sending hugs to all. xxReplyCancel

  • AletDecember 5, 2015 - 7:41 am

    P.S. Love all your cards. They are stunning and I am excited to open your email each time to see what beautiful card you are sharing next. Lots of inspiration but yours always look more beautiful, but I’m learning and getting inspired.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays. HugsReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordDecember 5, 2015 - 7:46 am

    Becca, YOU MAKE ME SMILE each time I open an email from you!
    So impressed with your work and cannot wait to see your new designs. Just purchased three of them at Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • F BondDecember 5, 2015 - 8:13 am

    Such a beautiful card! Hug- all the time- just because! My husband and adult daughters- whenever I think about it!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 5, 2015 - 8:15 am

    Stunning card, you have a beautiful way of combing dies! How exciting to be working on CHA stuff. So glad you had that time with your mom, special indeed and that you taught her how to keep in touch easier.
    I would have to say my hubby is the last loved one I have hugged and it was when he was leaving for work last night :)ReplyCancel

  • DianaDecember 5, 2015 - 9:11 am

    Your card is beautiful-as always elegant.
    I hugged a dear friend this morning as the angels came to take him home. He was a delightful and giving person always with a smile. God has a wonderful new angel.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a cardReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 5, 2015 - 9:35 am

    Hi Becca, This card is stunning, as are all your creations.
    You are such a tease, you mean we have to wait until Monday !!! haha, I’m looking forward to your sneaky peeks.
    So glad you and your Mom have had a fantastic time together while she has been visiting. Hope she had a safe journey onto her next destination.
    The last person I hugged was my hubby, for being so thoughtful.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwDecember 5, 2015 - 10:07 am

    Oh boy! Becca, can’t wait to see what more you come up with! I have fallen in love with your Cascading grace die. Would love to see a “Becca Card” using this beauty. I hugged my dear hubby this morning – just because. This is another stunning white on white card – love it! xxReplyCancel

  • RosemaryDecember 5, 2015 - 11:02 am

    My best friend Carol her and her husband have been going through a rough time. He had a cold and wound up losing his leg. They are heart broken, so much going on in their lives, a new grand baby to celebrate him being cancer free and now this. I admire how strong they both are they are tow people who have the will to live. love and carry on with life. I love them both dearly.
    If you could please add them to your prayers that he is able to come home soon.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 5, 2015 - 11:35 am

    Hello Becca,
    Such a beautiful offering from you.
    The last person I hugged was my niece, who’s father is battling cancer.
    Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziDecember 5, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    I had to go give my dear hubby a hug so that I could name him. He is my rock.ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindDecember 5, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    The last loved one I hugged was my brother he flew here to see our oldest son who has aggressive progressive M.S. It has been almost 20 years since he was last here. I usually bus or fly down to see my family. When he was at the airport he gave me a wonderful hug and said he loved me it still brings tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyDecember 5, 2015 - 1:17 pm

    It was my 23 y/o son, Christopher! A recent college grad with a degree in psychology, lucky enough to actually get a job in his field 2 weeks after graduation! Entry-level of course, but none the less…
    Anyway last night was his first company Christmas party, told him he looked handsome & gave him a big ‘ol hug!!! Love him so!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiDecember 5, 2015 - 4:15 pm

    Becca, your card, as always is gorgeous. Love the tone on tone look. What a blessing to have your mom with you for a few weeks. I don’t need an occasion to hug my husband, but I did give him an extra big one last night after we finished chairing a fund raising event for an organization we belong to. As we were cleaning up the sewer backed up and created a mega mess, which he mopped up.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesDecember 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    Another absolutely breathtaking card – love the soft white!! So glad you got to spend time with your mom – priceless! I’m watching 2 of my grandkids today while mom and dad move stuff to their new house and I got hugs when they came thru my door!! The kids are napping so I hopped on the laptop for some Becca splendor…ReplyCancel

  • DixieDecember 5, 2015 - 6:58 pm

    This is so pretty. I love the all white.
    The last family member I hugged was yesterday when I was babysitting my 13 month old grandson. He was so snugly & even when Mom & Dad got home he kept toddling back to Grandma for some more snuggles & hugs. Can’t beat the feeling he gives me.
    Dixie (Otherwise known as “pretty darn good grandma”)ReplyCancel

  • Connie HewittDecember 5, 2015 - 8:55 pm

    I hugged my MIL and BIL’s while leaving from our Thanksgiving visit. It was a good day full of hugs…then a 7 hour ride safe at home. Your cards are so inspiring. Glad you had a great time with Mom. We miss our Mom and Dad but we have great memories. Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherDecember 5, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    Beautiful, elegant card. I hugged my 18 month granddaughter when she came up to me with her little arms out.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.December 6, 2015 - 6:37 am

    Beautiful card! My daughters because I love them!ReplyCancel

  • erniDecember 6, 2015 - 9:06 am

    wonderful card, your inspirations are great for me. I did give my husband a big hug,when he was able to stand on his feet again after a series of strokes. And I did give thanks to God for this gift ! hugs for you ,too. ErnestineReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsDecember 6, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Wow such a stunning card, just love the design. The last person I hugged was my husband as he left for work this morning. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with your Mom, shame you wont be together at Christmas but i am sure you will be able to Skype each other now lol!

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Jacquie JacobsDecember 6, 2015 - 1:33 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Wow such a stunning card, just love the design. The last person I hugged was my husband as he left for work this morning.

    I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with your Mom, shame you wont be together at Christmas but i am sure you will be able to Skype each other now lol!

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Carol H.December 6, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    Such a beautiful card! Love the one color And it makes it look so elegant. What a wonderful special time you’ve had with your mom. That’s really so cool that she’s right there with you as you make your beautiful cards. Since I’m answering this a bit late, the last ones I’ve hugged are my fellow team building facilitators as we left our Christmas party this afternoon. I’m so very blessed to be able to work with such amazing and wonderful Christian people. So I got about 14 hugs this afternoon!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockDecember 6, 2015 - 9:43 pm

    I hugged my Husband a for helping me set up my Kinkade Cottages.
    and for Loving me.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantDecember 6, 2015 - 11:03 pm

    Such an elegant card! Lovely!
    Who did I hug? My two sisters and my brother. We had just gotten together last week to start to make decisions on clearing out our Mom’s house, after she passed away in October. Time to move forward…ReplyCancel

  • Vicki SopcakDecember 7, 2015 - 2:47 am

    Be careful your card is beautiful. The last 2 people I hugged were my 5 year old nephew and my 3 year old niece. I don’t have children of my own so getting hugs from them are extra special.ReplyCancel

  • Gail SwindleDecember 7, 2015 - 4:06 am

    This is a refreshing change in design and different kind of “frilly” from the victorian look. Thanks a lot.ReplyCancel

    • Gail SwindleDecember 7, 2015 - 4:10 am

      The last person I hugged was my sweet daughter-in-law. We are fortunate not to have the traditional mother-in-law troubles, but blessings, instead.ReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonDecember 7, 2015 - 10:39 am

    What an amazing card. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleDecember 7, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Another beautiful card Becca. The last loved one I hugged was my husband of 47 years. At our age I do not let a day or too many hours go by without a hug or I love you.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayDecember 7, 2015 - 12:42 pm

    Becca, I’m sure I missed the cut off for day of giving but I just had to tell you how beautiful you card is! I bet you get that all the time! But so true! Would make a great wedding card as well. Sadly, the last person I hugged was a whole lot of cousins. A favorite uncle passed away unexpectedly so we all met for his funeral in Texas. He’s with Jesus but we wanted to support his wife, daughter, and granddaughter.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ShinneryDecember 9, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    This card give me a sense of peace and calm with grace and quiet thinking. Aloha and Mahalo for such beautyReplyCancel