Day of Giving Friday: Your Special Day

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty Eight -
Good morning sweet friends.  I know I have been scarce this week but guess what – today is Day of Giving Friday!!  I’ve been busy behind the scenes and next week I’ll have some things to show.  If you’re not sure what Day of Giving Friday is, be sure to go to my FAQ page from the top menu and scroll down to #11.  Remember, it is open to my international friends as well.  Be sure to check my Giveaway Winners page tomorrow to see if you are the winner.

Day of Giving Friday Comment:  What is the biggest gift you’ve received from crafting? 

In the meantime thanks to all who helped to locate the 7Gypsies ATC Holders several readers were looking for.  You all are amazing!  Everyone was on the hunt and here’s what I found out.

Readers are finding these in stock at some Tuesday Morning Stores.
They can be found in stock here (South Africa):
Several can be found on Ebay. currently sold out.
Corrina Neilson currently sold out. currently sold out.
Two readers have units they never used that they are willing to sell.  Reach out through my contact page if you’d like me to put you in touch with these US ladies.  I’ll make a note here when those two units are gone. ETA – they have been spoken for :-)

Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Birthday Vintage Labels Four
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, EK Success – Cloud,  ByDigital – Romantic Time
Ink:  Amuse – Eucalyptus, French Roast
Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty EightSpellbinders Gold Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels ThirtySpellbinders Die D-Lites Window TwoMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls

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  • F BondAugust 14, 2015 - 7:19 am

    The biggest gift I received from crafting has been friends. Friendships of other crafters has been wonderful. Crafters are so nice and such fun. Their generosity is amazing- always sharing their craft and always willing to help if they can.ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezAugust 14, 2015 - 7:22 am

    Hello Becca: What a gorgeous card, oh my goodness, it’s simply amazing, I hope I’m the lucky one this time around.
    Now, one of the best gifts I’ve gotten from making cards is the incredible people I’ve met along the way since I’ve started making cards just about 8 years ago, this group of fabulous and incredibly talented ladies have help me grow and be adventurous, trying out new things. One of this dear friends pushed me to get my new blog, which I started last December and now, through it, I’ve made even more friends. I love it.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 14, 2015 - 7:22 am

    Such a beautiful card. Received my pearls! LOL and were ever so glad they were missing because I got another card LOL again!! Inside joke. Another beauty.
    Love you girl. Thanks again.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sandra LesleyAugust 14, 2015 - 7:25 am

    Love the shape and the colours of this card. The greatest gift is when one of my ladies gains confidence and allows their God given creativity to flow….you can see them blossoming before your eyes…love it xxxReplyCancel

  • LoisAugust 14, 2015 - 7:25 am

    One of my greatest gifts from crafting is watching the pleased reaction from the recipient when they open the cards. Several people have told me the cards they received over the years are still out “on the mantle”. My other greatest gift is my husband who really does not put a restraint on my buying – he knows that I will use the items. I am glad people found the carousel. I looked but did not find any – our Tuesday Mornings did not have any.
    Your card today is a reminder that dies can be used on their sides as well. Thank you for that. Of course, the card is beautiful – I especially like this saying.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.August 14, 2015 - 7:26 am

    What a beautiful card!! thank you for sharing. What I get my card making is lots of new friends and sharing. Crafters are some of the nicest and most sharing of folks around.
    thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyAugust 14, 2015 - 7:26 am

    The biggest gift I have is hearing from our church secretary how people love receiving one of my homemade cards when they aren’t feeling well or just need a pick me up. I give the cards to the secretary and she sends them out according to need. But it feels good to know it may bring someone a smile as they look at it. Most of the recipients are elderly.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellAugust 14, 2015 - 7:28 am

    The best gift… Wow, being literal person , this is a hard question, but I’d have to say I love learning all the beautiful ways and talents of others through the blogs!ReplyCancel

  • CheriAugust 14, 2015 - 7:30 am

    I joined a “Secret Sister” swap about 4 mos. ago, with a $25 limit…..Either my “sis” was a phenomenal shopper, or she went over the limit, because the amount of crafting supplies I received was AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 14, 2015 - 7:31 am

    Oh my, I forgot to answer the question. My greatest gift of crafting was to receive the card from you, my friend and your notes attached meant so much to me. You are my “craft hero” and when I “grown up” I want to craft just like “Becca.” :)
    Hugs again
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Kathy mAugust 14, 2015 - 7:32 am

    Learning to accept loving compliments from others is the biggest the gift I have received. Establishing new personal relationships and strengthening existing relationships. Breathing through my art…ReplyCancel

  • BethEAugust 14, 2015 - 7:33 am

    The biggest gift I have received from crafting is FRIENDSHIP! I have met many wonderful ladies through attending “crops”. Several of us have formed lasting friendships, some of which have lasted TEN years at this point and are going strong. We are truly Sisters in Craft!ReplyCancel

  • wendyAugust 14, 2015 - 7:33 am

    Hi Becca, such a pretty delicate card. The biggest gift I have received from Crafting is so many new friends to share thing with and to have a good laugh whilst doing it.

  • CaronAugust 14, 2015 - 7:39 am

    Stunning card Becca. I think for me the greatest gift from crafting is learning to have a go. All to often I think I could never make that, when I see other people’s gorgeous creations. But it is fun to try anyway. xxReplyCancel

  • Gloria KratzAugust 14, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Beautiful card as always. My gift is knowing God has blessed me. He has given me the ability to look at individual things and put them together to make something that makes others happy. For His grace I am so grateful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and gifts with us.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 14, 2015 - 7:46 am

    Hi Becca
    What a very beautiful Card, loving it,My biggest gift is to be able to look at blogs seeing their talent and getting to know friends who i have never met ,who can cheer me when i feel a little down or lonely .
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordAugust 14, 2015 - 7:47 am

    Love the elegance of this lovely card. My greatest gift has to be my lovely Australian friend Celia. We met on a blog through a random act of kindness. We immediately struck up a wonderful friendship, and I have been so blessed to have her visit Scotland on two occasions. We Skype each other at least once a week, and share everything crafty. Thanks to blogs like yours Becca, and the technology that we now have, the world is a smaller place. Although we Skype, we send cards and chatty letters back and forth. When all things cyber go awry, we always have the written word. My friend is indeed, my greatest crafty gift.ReplyCancel

  • GayleAugust 14, 2015 - 7:48 am

    Love the card Becca & I too have been looking for one of those carousels. I had come across one in a second hand?type store, a store that bought up stock from closing stores. The box was open & item not all there :(( The store has since closed

    LOVE…..My biggest crafting gift was all the items, shelves & desks my husband builds to make it easier for me and so the biggest gift is LOVE”. I see it & feel it every time I go in my room. He has invented better things for me to do jobsReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettAugust 14, 2015 - 7:51 am

    Beautiful card Becca!

    The joy and sense of accomplishment I get when I see how much the recipient likes the card I give or send… that is the greatest gift I get from crafting. When the person really appreciates the time and effort it took to create their card, well it really gives me a good feeling.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkAugust 14, 2015 - 7:51 am

    Crafting has brought me a feeling of self-worth.
    Even though I might not think my projects are so wonderful, the friends that receive them think they are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • DixieAugust 14, 2015 - 7:51 am

    Becca, You do the most beautiful bow work. They are always just the prefect thing to set off a beautiful card. Love this blue one with the little floral accents.
    The biggest gift I have received from crafting is the realization that there is something I can do that others admire. Usually, I am the one wishing I could do it.ReplyCancel

  • Eliana MichaelsAugust 14, 2015 - 7:53 am

    Good Morning Becca, Thank you for always inspiring us to us our dies in new, creative ways. I would love the opportunity to own this lovely card. May God continue to watch over you and bless you richly.ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 14, 2015 - 7:54 am

    The biggest gift I have received from crafting is the wonderful creative people I have connected with. The joy of crafting from the smile or tears from a receiver of your creative gifts to the memories created along the way. It’s an awesome journey.

    This card is just gorgeous Becca. Thanks for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • EdithAugust 14, 2015 - 7:54 am

    Dear Becca,
    The greatest gift is the joy of giving cards to all the special people in my life. Theytell me that they never put my cards away but display them for all to see and that makes me very happy. This card is amazing and I love the layering.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 14, 2015 - 7:54 am

    Hi Becca,
    Your cards always take my breathe away. The greatest gift I have received from crafting is when my daughter told me that her best friend loved the card I made for her so much, she told her mum to put it in a safe place away from her baby brothers reach (God bless them lol). So if somebody is in awe when they see my cards in the same way I see yours Becca that is gift enough for me :)
    Have a great weekend! xReplyCancel

  • christiAugust 14, 2015 - 7:56 am

    I learned that even tho i’m not artistic I am crafty. i’m like basf, I don’t make it I make it better.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissAugust 14, 2015 - 7:57 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca!
    Crafting gives me pleasure…..In being able to look at something and recreate it, in giving to people that are going through illness or the loss of someone, and seeing the smile and appreciation .ReplyCancel

  • KathieAugust 14, 2015 - 7:57 am

    The gift of friendship is the biggest gift I have received from crafting. I have shared my love of stamping with many of my friends and several are now stampers also. Thanks for all your encouragement and your beautiful cards. I would love to own one. That might be my biggest gift I receive from crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BAugust 14, 2015 - 7:58 am

    The biggest gift I get is the satisfaction of creating in a time when everything seems to be “cookie cutter”.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaAugust 14, 2015 - 8:01 am

    The largest in size was the doll house my mom commissioned for me when I was 7 or 8. It stood on legs (with wheels) that were about 2 feet tall. The house was huge, at 5 feet long, and about 2 feet wide! I always hoped for a daughter to hand it down to. But I gave it to our ministers daughter, and they’ve had it for years, but recently needed to downsize. I couldn’t afford to have it shipped to me, so I told them to give it to someone who would love it. I’m sure that it’s being loved again by some little ones, where ever it is. The second is this wonderful community of crafters!ReplyCancel

  • NancyJBAugust 14, 2015 - 8:05 am

    The biggest gifts I have gotten from crafting are the friends that I have met on line through crafting. I will probably never meet them in person but their friendship has helped me through some tough times.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherAugust 14, 2015 - 8:07 am

    Almost fourteen years ago I was one of the charter members of a local stamp club. We have met once a month since then. The friendships that have been forged have been such a gift plus the joy our card making brings to others.

    Thank you for another opportunity to enter to win one of your gorgeous creations!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseAugust 14, 2015 - 8:08 am

    Wow! The colors and delicate touches on this card are simply gorgeous! I wouldn’t be able to give it away! I have to say the greatest gift I’ve received from crafting is the peacefulness and sense of calm I get while I’m creating my labors of love!ReplyCancel

  • TammieAugust 14, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Spending time crafting with friends, laughing, creating, encouraging, and talking has been the greatest gift about crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 14, 2015 - 8:14 am

    Like so many others who have commentated on your blog, it’s the fabulous friends I have met on my crafting journey. From just sticking embellishments onto cards, die cutting, embossing and being asked to join design teams. Some of them I have never met but love and enjoy the encouragement so feely given.ReplyCancel

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  • Deb M.August 14, 2015 - 8:20 am

    It’s giving me back my belief in GOOD Kind people…I was getting to where I thought most weren’t, but since I started learning to make cards in Feb of this year, I’ve run across several really nice generous people and it’s made me realize that not everyone is out for what they can get, or mean and vindictive. It’s so nice to see that again! And before you start thinking I need to change who I associate with, it’s a lot of times been family who have been this way…not just the general population, although there seem to be a lot of them who are that way too. Not all mind you…but a lot. But…mostly it’s family who took my belief in good people away, as sad as that is…mostly hubbies side, but still my own has some too. :(ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKAugust 14, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Beautiful card Becca. Love the blue – not a colour I use much on my cards and yet I love blue. Crafters really are the most generous people who are always keen to help you or show you somethng etc. Since I started my blog I have made some wonderful blog friends from all over the UK and in fact we try to meet up and craft shows at least once, sometimes twice, a year. But I still have blog friends who I have never met up but they are still friends! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • DottieAugust 14, 2015 - 8:38 am

    What a sweet beautiful card Becca! Just love the soft colors and printed flower cardstock. The most wonderful part of papercrafting is the smiles on recipients faces when they receive them. I love the challenge of making specialty cards for family members and the resulting smiles. I love this craft and all you gals that put them on-line for us all to learn from. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • CarolAugust 14, 2015 - 8:46 am

    You always make the most beautiful cards!! I love it. The best gift I get from crafting is in making something special for the special people in my life.ReplyCancel

  • SueAugust 14, 2015 - 8:46 am

    Your cards give a lot of inspiration. I save all the ideas in a folder. They are all stunning. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mary HolshouserAugust 14, 2015 - 8:47 am

    Beautiful card. I’ll be having a birthday in a couple weeks.
    This would be a wonderful present to give myself.

    The biggest gift I’ve gotten from paper crafting is meeting new people who share the same interest as I do. We get together to work on projects, demonstrate different techniques, and learn about new products. We become friends who care for each other in times of need or tribulation.

  • Yvonne NicholsonAugust 14, 2015 - 8:48 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely card and color combo.The biggest thing I have got from crafting the lovely crafters I have meet and so willing to share and help, also the compliments I have got about my cards.Would love to win this card.
    Have a great weekend.

  • MildredAugust 14, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Gorgeous card! Biggest thing I’ve received is friendship. Thanks so much for all your sharing, Becca, and for the info on the holders.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieAugust 14, 2015 - 8:58 am

    Absolutely LOVE this!!! You do such a fantastic job of putting together different dies and do so tastefully!!! Knowing how much the cards are appreciated!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 14, 2015 - 9:04 am

    The greatest thing I learned was patience.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 14, 2015 - 9:10 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card. Love the blue and the bow of course! Best gift is being able to tailor make a card for someone special just for that person that no one else has. Happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Connie CAugust 14, 2015 - 9:17 am

    Lovely in blue! The biggest gift I’ve received in crafting is the joy I see in my family and friends when they get one of my crafty creations. It’s also very fulfilling as a creative outlet.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKAugust 14, 2015 - 9:18 am

    Hello Becca!
    Love todays card!
    So pretty and I love the colours!
    So pleased you have found some Carousels too …..thank goodness for the Internet!
    My greatest pleasure from crafting, is when someone likes my cards so much, they keep them in a box! That is such a joy to know I have made them smile!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 14, 2015 - 9:21 am

    OH BECCA!!!! This is SO WONDERFUL!!!! WOW!!! It looks SO VINTAGE, like the OLD FASHIONED cards once made….this COULD BE a Valentine!!!! JUST STUNNING!!!! ;)
    As for your question: I have gotten a sense of satisfaction that I have touched someone with my creation/s. An exchanging of hearts to those I care about. ;)That gives me satisfaction, or is the biggest gift to me in my crafting. That goes for all crafts I do.ReplyCancel

  • Sue HAugust 14, 2015 - 9:22 am

    As lovely as always, Becca!

    The most important thing I have learned from crafting is patience.

    Patience to put in the time to see whatever is before me through to the end. This lesson began when I started quilting 20 years ago, and continues to this very day, when I am trying to hit on the just-right design for my Christmas cards. It is a lesson I apply to so many aspects of my life, including learning to tie bows like yours! :-)ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 14, 2015 - 9:26 am

    Wauw once again you´ve just made such an amazing piece of art here Becca. I just absolutely LOVE todays card too. It is soo beautiful and well made in any way.
    The biggest thing I´ve got from crafting are definitely my sanity, when I unfortunately hasd to be health retired after more serious backsurgeries here some years ago, and then all the amazing friendships, I´ve made through crafting and different online craftgroups and blogs. Amazing friendships that has lasted for many many years, and of which I´ve had the pleasure to have more to visit me here in my place and I´ve been so lucky to visit several of them as well, on my trips to the US here twice over the last 5 years. So it´s given me priceless expiriences in many many ways, that´s for sure.ReplyCancel

  • LorrayneAugust 14, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Beautiful card. Love the blue and rose flowers in the back.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 14, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Kudos to those ladies who were able to help you out finding those carousels! Woot, woot!
    The biggest gift from crafting is two-fold for me. First, the camaraderie from being able to craft & socialize with my friends at the club I belong to. Fun sharing ideas & techniqes, tools, & having help when needed.
    Secondly, realizing that I can actually make something out of paper & “stuff” that someone else actually really likes & actually purchases from time to time! That was a mind-blowing event for me. Plus, it makes them happy or makes them feel good to receive a card or project I have made. Love to make someone feel good! ?ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyAugust 14, 2015 - 9:32 am

    Good morning Becca. Today’s card is just gorgeous and would love to have one of your beautiful creations. I love card making and get such a sense of my own creativity when I work in my craft studio. It is so peaceful and I just work away at a project slowly so it turns out just how I want it. It is wonderful to be able to give my gift of a card to friends that I no longer exchange gifts with. It gives me such pleasure to be able to custom make cards for my friends.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownnAugust 14, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Gorgeous card, absolutely love the looks, this card just screams girlie!!! From the soft colors to the beautiful bow, the pearls and the gorgeous dies, oh my, anyone would just love to have this beauty arrive in their mail box!!!
    I saw I was the winner last Friday, Thank you!
    I am giddy just with anticipation of my mail arriving! I’ve sent you my snail mail info through your contacts!
    Once again you made this small town girl in Central WA one happy camper this Friday!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonAugust 14, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Your cards at so elegant but simple to make. Thank you for your inspirations.ReplyCancel

  • MarieAugust 14, 2015 - 9:49 am

    Another gorgeous card – thank you for sharingReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 14, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Best crafting gifts are the other people that has come into my life by crafting…used to do craft shows, now belong to some craft clubs in the winter when we go to az and belong to one here at home. My family and friends comments when they get one of my cards, no matter if I thought it was ugly…they always love….love your cards too…thanks again fir all you do, you are truly an angel….bless youReplyCancel

  • Bonnie ChancellorAugust 14, 2015 - 10:06 am

    My biggest gift from crafting is the genuine appreciation of a handmade card by the receiver. Sometimes I have seen one of my cards on display in a home for months later! Usually those are the ones inspired by your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Tucker DeRattAugust 14, 2015 - 10:25 am

    Lovely card,Becca. Your talent holds me in awe. I appreciate your sharing of your creations to inspire me.
    The best gift crafting has given me is the ability to overcome my shyness and meet new people. Before crafting, I spent a lot of time hidden at home. As I grew in my crafting skills, I would venture out to crafting events, where I was the quiet kid in the back of the group. Eventually some of the ladies noticed me & we started chatting. They invited me to classes & crafting events, pulling me out of my shyness. Each one of these ladies has given me confidence, support & skills that I would have not received with out crafting. All of these ladies are my heart felt dearest friends and some of the greatest gifts from crafting. Thank you to all my friends. I love each of you so.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

    What has been my biggest gift from crafting? It is what came in the mail just yesterday – a Becca Feeken card from the 30 days of Giving! Thank you for this gorgeous card! I checked for the carousel and did not find one. Regarding today’s card: Oh, my, such a beautiful card! You have inspired to me try something similar.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaAugust 14, 2015 - 10:53 am

    Peace/soothing. It is a true blessing during troubling times.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bAugust 14, 2015 - 10:54 am

    Being able to share my love of crafting with others.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunAugust 14, 2015 - 10:57 am

    Love the soft colors and pearls on this card. Very pretty indeed. I have received several gifts from crafting. I have met some of my best friends in the isles at the craft stores where we end up talking and exchange ideas. The calls of appreciation for the beautiful card I sent. I think one of the biggest gifts of crafting is I am not afraid as I get older of having nothing to do. I am very content being in my craft room working on my cards. I hear so many times from my non crafting friends how bored they are because they have nothing to do. I’m happy if I can get them over to teach a craft. Crafts will be a part of my Golden Years for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine S.August 14, 2015 - 11:00 am

    Good Morning Becca
    I love the colours of this card and looking forward to when you will be opening game up your shop? My favourite crafting gift was a knitted Christening coat my mother made for my son. I also really cherish some mini paintings of my garden that one of my best friends made for me.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 14, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Hi Becca, Beautiful and timeless–a chance for me to pull out my older dies and patterned papers to mimic your creation. Thanks for another great design.

    Best gift from crafting is keeping in touch with friends and family through sending cards. Messages don’t have to be long but the impact of homemade is so appreciated by recipients. Worth the time spent gathering inks, dies, and stamps–better to send than receive. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 14, 2015 - 11:11 am

    My best friend! And along with her came my husbands best friend!–her husband!
    We are so close we are family. Love them both to pieces!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiAugust 14, 2015 - 11:21 am

    The greatest gift I’ve received through crafting are the friends I’ve made through blogs and websites and the inspiration I’ve received from them. Though I’ve never met these folks in person, I do feel like I know them.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickAugust 14, 2015 - 11:22 am

    Crafting has given me such peace of mind. I was a caregiver for both parents and my husband at the same time. When I go into my craft room, a calmness comes over me and the only thing on my mind is creating something beautiful for somebody.

  • Dar SirrineAugust 14, 2015 - 11:24 am

    My biggest gift has been all the friendships that have been created. Some of these have turned into life-long friendships that even though we are miles apart we still share the joy of creating. Beautiful card today. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • JudyBAugust 14, 2015 - 11:24 am

    I think the greatest gift that I’ve received from my crafting is the joy I see on someone’s face when they like something I’ve made. Your card today is a masterpiece of beauty Becca. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallAugust 14, 2015 - 11:30 am

    The biggest gift I have received is the reward of giving a loved one a card or hand made box filled with goodies. My Mother loved receving cards that I made for her she would pour over the cards and note all the details and wonder how I found the patients for all the details. She was in a nursing home after suffering a stroke the nurse said my cards were a big help with her therapy so I made sure to send her several cards a week. That was the biggest gift I received from my crafting.ReplyCancel

  • DianeAugust 14, 2015 - 11:33 am

    Good morning, Becca. I missed you this week. Well, needless to say you have another absolutely gorgeous card for us today. As to the biggest gift, I craft for others so it is that amazing feeling that you get when you do something for someone else. Have an awesome weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterAugust 14, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    hi, beautiful card!! I would have to say a covered photo albumReplyCancel

  • AmeliaAugust 14, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    What a beautiful card! Your layering is so effective. I feel gifted by the joy, laughter, appreciation of the person who receives my handmade card. Having the time to create is a gift also.ReplyCancel

  • Raya RAugust 14, 2015 - 12:12 pm

    Another beauty! Can’t wait to see your new projects next week. The best gift I’ve received from my card friends are inspiration and friendship to continue making cards. Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothAugust 14, 2015 - 12:16 pm

    I think the greatest gift for me was one time in another card making community. I was having a hard time with my health issues getting worse and I mentioned that I was going to have to quit making the cards because I was out of money for anything at all which is where I am still sitting. The whole community came together and sent me pretty printed digital stamps, a lot of pre – stamped images and quotes along with various embellishments and papers, cardstock and ribbons just so I could keep entering the contests in hopes that I could win some of the prizes, too. That just really touched me in such a deep way that it touched my soul.– To know that I am truly cared for which I needed to really know as my biological family disowned me and want nothing more to do with me whatsoever.

    That is exactly what being a community means to me, you help those who are less fortunate without expecting anything in return for your time and kindness. Is that not the love Jesus showed us on the cross? Becca exemplifies this love down to the letter. She is such a giver and a gift.ReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Gorgeous card! The biggest gift I’ve received from crafting are cards from across the ocean from Crafting friends I’ve met online. And the warm fuzzy feeling I get when someone seems delighted with a card from me.ReplyCancel

  • Laura armenisAugust 14, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Quiet time is a nice benefit to sitting down and crafting. Its always ju st such a pleasure to just create.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyAugust 14, 2015 - 12:27 pm

    Over the Top gorgeous multi-layer card AND sentiment. Love the colors too!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanAugust 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    Freedom! I can create anything without fear of criticism! It can be anything I want it to be.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneAugust 14, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    The biggest gift I have received from crafting is a booster shot for my creativity. I am now willing to try things and I see possibilities where I never would have done so earlier.
    Great boost indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyAugust 14, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    TGIF! I own a
    Silhouette Portrait
    machine from a blog!
    How fun was that!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 14, 2015 - 12:38 pm

    another amazing card. The biggest gift I get from crafting is relaxing and the compliments people give. Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleAugust 14, 2015 - 12:47 pm

    Beautiful layering Becca…your cards are always such an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Paper Hugs,

  • D.Ann CAugust 14, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Sigh… I just LOVE to see your lovely creations and today’s is just as beautiful as ever! I get back from crafting the happiness of giving something handmade to others, the joy of seeing their faces light up, and the feeling of accomplishment that, tho disabled, I can still do something.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 14, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    What a Beautiful card you always make Beautiful cards and the Techniques you use. thanks. The gifts I get from crafting is the pleasure that I see when they open what I make and I love to spread the love to all that I give to. thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway I love the way you spread the Love as well. Hugs my Friend.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingAugust 14, 2015 - 1:12 pm

    Wow…amazing readers who found those carousels for all of the rest looking for them! I will be checking out my local Tuesday morning! And what a beautiful card to share this morning, Becca…so pretty.

    Greatest gift…toss up between the smile on someone’s face when they see the card I’ve planned especially for them, and the one or two people I see who I’ve done some “passing along” a bit of trade craft they become more and more impassioned with what it is we do. Hard to beat either of those two.

    Thanks again Becca, for ways to emphasize the community…

  • Pat BargerAugust 14, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    So many great things come from your blog……like friends helping friends. Kudos to you Becca! Your card is Gorgeous with a capital G. Thx for sharing!
    Hugs, PstReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.August 14, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    The biggest gift I’ve gotten from crafting is seeing the delight on someone’s face when they receive a card or gift I have made for them. Another big gift is the wonderful friends I’ve made through crafting such as YOU! Although we’ve never actually met I feel you are a dear friend. Thank you for sharing yourself.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongAugust 14, 2015 - 1:14 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! My biggest gift is the wonderful ladies I have met and seeing all the very talented people around the world (oh via the internet). It just amazes me, such beauty!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri (terriavidreader) ScottAugust 14, 2015 - 1:15 pm

    First, I’m so happy you are going to continue this. I’d love to win more cards, but I also want others to get one too. Now my answer about the biggest gift received from crafting is it’s a wonderful hobby that has left me an outlet for creativity, and in actual gift received was the same year I had my diagnosis of breast cancer, I actually won a blog candy prize of PINK things for Breast Cancer Awareness and it was a fantastic large prize totally filled with tons of goodies! Some of which I still use including a Pink xyron sticker maker and many other things.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieAugust 14, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    What an absolutely stunning card, Becca, just gorgeous! The greatest gift I have had from crafting must be all the hundreds of people I have met, both within my own community and on cruise ships where I am fortunate enough to teach craft. I just love it!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • D KeelsAugust 14, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    Biggest Spiritual Gift from Crafting: The gratitude that people have expressed upon receiving one of my handcrafted items has widened the channels of my heart and I have felt loved.

    Biggest Physical Gift From Crafting: I won a stamp set in a giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 14, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    You make Fridays EXTRA special – I really look forward seeing your beautiful creations and reading everyone’s comments!

    It is such an honor when people generously share how much they enjoy my cards and cherish them – they display them or place them with treasured keepsakes. What joy!

    Looking forward to hearing about the wonderful things you have up your sleeves. ;->)


  • Victoria LunaAugust 14, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    The greatest gift I get from crafting is making something nice to light up somebody’s life. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy NicholasAugust 14, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    Hello Becca,
    The Biggest gift I have received from Crafting is “The Joy of Giving” Thank you for all of your Beautiful Inspiration and Creations and for being so Special!!
    Have a Wonderful Day!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenAugust 14, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    The biggest gift I receive from crafting is the enjoyment of others from what I made. Beautiful card Becca.
    God bless,

  • Linda GradyAugust 14, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    I think the best gift I’ve received in my crafting is knowing that I’ve made others happy by sending cards to the military (OWH) and having them sent home to family and friends. I can imagine the joy when someone went to the mailbox and found one of my cards. Also, receiving the gift of friendship in my new stamping club; such a good feeling!ReplyCancel

  • JudyAugust 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    My greatest gift has been time for myself!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 14, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    The biggest gift I receive when crafting is someone’s smile when I present them with a card. What more could some want.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithAugust 14, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Your card is so delicate and elegant. The details are beautiful, as always. My greatest gift from paper crafting has to be friendship. I’ve met some wonderful people in person and online. Some of these friendships go back more than a decade and continue to grow, even over the internet. We’ve shared the joy of life and its sorrows. I am forever thankful that I have been forever blessed by these friendships.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasAugust 14, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    The biggest gift I’ve received from crafting is becoming good enough at it to be able to teach those from my generation that did not have the opportunity to learn and also those from the younger generation so that it can keep going.ReplyCancel

  • AnnaAugust 14, 2015 - 3:15 pm

    The biggest gift in crafting I have been given was when a stranger came up to me and commented “Oh you are Annamieke!” I asked why and she said she had been given one of my hand made cards. This was when I had faith that I could sell my card at markets.
    Alas my faith was unfounded. And I couldn’t even cover my cost for the markets. It seems that people are not prepared to purchase a handmade card for a price cheaper then a commercially mass produced card. So I stopped having a stall at a market. So now I just make cards to keep occupied. I am sorry Becca for losing my faith in selling my craft.
    Annamieke from the land down under.ReplyCancel

  • NancyRAugust 14, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    Wow…beautiful card! My greatest gift I have received is seeing my students discover their hidden crafting talents and seeing the look on their faces when they realize that they CAN craft.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 14, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Lovely card! Crafting – to adapt the words of Picasso – washes off the dust of everyday life for me. It’s therapeutic to create something beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm

    Morning Becca Oh I just love this card, the biggest thing I have received from crafting is the many friends I have made all around the world, But also many in my own backyard that I craft with.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonAugust 14, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    What a gorgeous card Becca! Love the soft colours. My greatest gift from card making is when I send someone a card and they tell me how much the love it. I have an elderly Aunt who has kept all of my cards in a pocket photo album. I am blessed!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 14, 2015 - 4:01 pm

    Today’s card is so pretty, Becca. Love that French blue! So very feminine and elegant. Thank you for the inspiration!
    I have to tell you, the biggest gift I have received from crafting is the appreciation I get from the people who enjoy my crafting. Some of my friends have saved every card I’ve ever sent them! I appreciate that so much. Somehow it makes me feel the crafting is not just for myself, but for others, to bring pleasure and enjoyment to them. But running a close second to that is some wonderful friendships I have developed over the years with like-minded crafters.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KAugust 14, 2015 - 4:08 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is beautiful. I’ve received the gift of peace of mind.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 14, 2015 - 4:09 pm

    Oh Becca! Your card is just fabulous! You wow me every time I come here!
    The answer to that question is very easy for me today because, guess what the postman brought me….???!!! I never dreamt that one day I would be holding my very own Becca creation, but today I was blessed with not just the most gorgeous card, but a HANDWRITTEN note too, complete with a stamp of authenticity!
    Trust me ladies – Becca’s cards are even more beautiful than they appear on the screen! I shall treasure mine always :o)
    Thank you so much.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Rachelle OlaridgeAugust 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm

    Hi Becca!This card is stunning!I love the color scheme and intricate details. So elegant and gorgeous design. I love this gorgeous blog with my fave colors. One of my greatest gifts from crafting is when I make someone surprised and smile when they get their mail and they see the card. Having the ability to still be able to craft while in a wheelchair is a blessing. I you I love giving to others. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Colleen HowellAugust 14, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    Love your card, the blue paper is so pretty. My greatest gift would have to be seeing people light up when they receive a handmade item and love it. It makes you feel like it was worth all the time or effort you put into it.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon SparksAugust 14, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    I love to make cards, my husband works 3rd shift and when he leaves I go to my card cave, but my main reason is I lost my son and its therapy, and it helps so much, it keeps me going. I love you’re cards and all the wonderful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginAugust 14, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    Becca such a pretty card. Love the way it is put together and the colors. The biggest gift I ever received from crafting is a word of thanks from a person I gave a card to. I love it when they tell me, I never throw away your cards! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellAugust 14, 2015 - 4:27 pm

    Hi Becca, I have to agree with some of the other comments that the joy of hand making a card for someone special in your life is so rewarding.
    Take care,
    Rene from OX xxReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsAugust 14, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Friendships. There are so many places I go that I don’t feel like I “fit in”. But when I get together with a group of crafty ladies, we usually end up gabbing and crafting into the wee hours. I so look forward to time spent with my crafting buddies!!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DAugust 14, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    Oh Becca this card is just glorious – love blue and white and the pop of pink in perfect.
    The biggest gift i have received from crafting has been my sanity – i.e. relief from stress and being able to release the gift of creativity that I have been blessed with.
    Oh, and lots and lots of bloggy friends!

  • Cathy ThompsonAugust 14, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    Hello Becca!
    Fabulous CARD!!! How do you create the die fold so meticulously? Beautiful!!! Greatest gift from crafting is “making someone’s day – tied with being blessed with the gift of art! It is so much fun making ‘something’ out of so little. Then, it’s so much fun putting a smile on some one’s face. It’s a tie!ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.August 14, 2015 - 5:27 pm

    One of the best gifts I have received in making cards, is when the recipient really loves the card and appreciates the time that went into making it.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WAugust 14, 2015 - 5:47 pm

    I think one of the greatest gifts I’ve received via the paper craft journey is the people I’ve “met” along the way. I’ve been involved in several forums/message boards and have made some friendships that have lasted even after the forum/message board closed. Being able to share ideas, prayer requests, joys, sorrows, etc….all those things that are a part of friendship. And yes, I count them as friends even though we’ve never met IRL.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BAugust 14, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for the inspiration you give to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamAugust 14, 2015 - 6:54 pm

    What a beautiful card! My greatest gift I have received from crafting is the outpouring of love and affection I get from the seniors who I make cards for. Couldn’t ask for a better gift!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 14, 2015 - 6:57 pm

    Good morning Becca, wowza simply stunning!!!
    The best thing I get from crafting is like most other crafters the way everyone is willing to help, share their knowledge and gift of giving knows no bounds!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyAugust 14, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    Hello Becca. I loved your enchanting card you chose for your Friday Day of Giving feature. As to the question: my biggest gift received from crafting is the courage to try new things. I’ve always been a by the book kind of crafter and have been encouraged in many classes, crops and play sessions to try new techniques and go outside the box instead of following the directions exactly. This was a little disconcerting at first, but it really has improved my creativity and is actually fun!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 14, 2015 - 7:37 pm

    LOVE your card. It’s just so beautiful! I was very excited to see that you’ve used a stamp and dies from JustRite that I actually have! I love this set and am still sad they are out of business. To answer your question, one of the best gifts I have received from crafting is that I have been able to share it with our two daughters. At 25 and 28, they have started asking me to help them with their crafty projects, and they are really good at it! Got to keep the crafting going on you know :) The other is that it has given me something I absolutely love to do now that we are empty nesters. I love creating and sharing with all of the very special people in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtAugust 14, 2015 - 7:53 pm

    Becca, this card is I think your best. IT is just beautiful,

    The best gift I received from crafting. The wonderful girls I have met thru stamping. I have made life long friends & the other thing is the thanks I receive from the missionaries most do not receive any mail at all not even a card for birthday or holidays. I have thought of stopping but they have beg me not to stop.

  • Pam TASAugust 14, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    Hi Becca missed you this week nice to have you back !
    Lovely card pretty colours I don’t use blue much even though I love it.
    My gift from crafting is to get faith back in people and to learn that there
    are some wonderful people in this world .
    Have a good weekend stay safe! Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettAugust 14, 2015 - 8:45 pm

    Love this card. I’m so disappointed that I am no longer able to purchase JustRite stamps and dies since they have taken down their web site. No one in my area carries their stamps/dies. Their stamps and dies are truly great. I so hope I am the lucky lady who wins this card.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassAugust 14, 2015 - 10:33 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This beautiful card reminds me of the biggest gift in crafting that I’ve received, that of bringing beauty and encouragement into others lives, simply by serving them with my handiwork.
    What a privilege to encourage others through the written word..via a handmade card.

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

  • lisa808August 15, 2015 - 1:31 am

    Gorgeous card! The biggest gift I have received from crafting is the friends I have made.ReplyCancel

  • BenteAugust 15, 2015 - 2:15 am

    This is just an amazing card, Becca, so soft colors and elegant style.
    New friendship, that is the biggest gift I have received through crafting. I have met so many creative and wonderful people since I started with this hobby, and it makes me very grateful.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BAugust 15, 2015 - 2:39 am

    Hi Becca, glad you are back on the blog! Today’s card is absolutely amazing,so beautiful again! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the weekend Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BAugust 15, 2015 - 2:45 am

    Sorry forgot to answer the question! It is through my hobby that I got to know so many wonderful people around the world,for which I am really thankful.Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Carla MullenbergAugust 15, 2015 - 4:20 am

    The biggest gift I have received since I started crafting is the friendships I have made along the way. I had no idea the day I walked into my local Scrapbook Shop what an impact it would have on my life 5 years ago. I have met a group of ladies who encourage and support each other in so many ways it is difficult to find the right words to describe just how much of an impact they have had and continue to have in my life and they have made my life richer for the experience and that truly is the best gift of all.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RAugust 15, 2015 - 6:04 am

    Gorgeous creation ! The biggest gift was a cricut expressions & all the friendships over the past 20 some years of crafting !ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 15, 2015 - 7:14 am

    Another absolutely stunning card!!! My greatest gift from crafting is the joy I give friends and family with my cards. It feels so good when I go to a friend’s home and see my cards on display.ReplyCancel

  • Pat jAugust 15, 2015 - 7:17 am

    It’s been such a great way to bring joy to someone else’s day. It just warms my heart when I hear them say how their day was brightened by getting a handmade card in their mailbox.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 15, 2015 - 7:18 am

    Morning Becca, A beautiful card, lots of lovely die-cuts and a very pretty flower and bow.
    You have some very ‘eagle eyes’ followers, finding the ATC holders, well done everyone.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostAugust 15, 2015 - 7:36 am

    Lovely card. Thanks for the info on the ATC Holder. Still out of reach though.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BAugust 15, 2015 - 8:21 am

    Oh my gosh! I went to the one site and it converts to $254 USD! Guess I won’t be ordering from there.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenAugust 15, 2015 - 12:06 pm

      Susan, when I use the converter on that site, it’s giving me the price $15.56. What it doesn’t say is the shipping, until you put all your information in :-)ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonAugust 15, 2015 - 9:09 am

    That is such an easy comment to make, FRIENDSHIP & LOVE. I have gained so much from the people that I meet at card making and scrapbooking events, a true Sisterhood. I have met many gals in the cyber world and then have met and talked to them in person, including you my dear sweet friend at CHA in Chicago about 2 or 3 years ago and what a pleasure it was that day, I have grown so much love inside myself from all of these wonderful Sisters, it truly is the the GLUE that sticks us together. The sharing of their crafts and are so free in giving you info has to how something is make or where to find the info or who to follow. I am so glad to have gained this in my paper crafting. I know I will be needing this for the years to follow as my sweet hubby of nearly 48 years has early Altzheimer’s, he is 75 and still teaching at the University, but this will be his last semester as he know he can not lecture the spring semester, last year it was the most difficult time he has every had and that when we realized that we needed to find out what was up. So we are taking this one day and a time and planning for the future as too what will make it easier for him here at home. So I will be going on my cropping and retreats with my “sister” for as long as I can and then when I can’t I will always know that I can find the love and friendship right here in cyber world. Thank you all my dear “sisters” for you love of sharing your work!

    Hugs and God Bless,

    • Pam TASAugust 16, 2015 - 6:06 am

      Gretchen you are a treasure your husband is so lucky to have you!
      Wishing you well in the years ahead one day at a time .
      God bless you both don’t forget your ME TIME XXXReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerAugust 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

    The biggest gift I’ve received from crafting is the good feeling that something I did for another was received as a special blessing because it was handmade.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillAugust 15, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, I would have to say the greatest gift would be the friendships I have formed over the years with other crafters.And the joy of knowing the recipient is grateful for the time and work but into their gift or card.
    God bless,

  • Lynne PhelpsAugust 15, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    the biggest gift I have received from crafting is FRIENDS, followed by the joy of being creative! Thanks so much for the lovely inspiration you provide!ReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellAugust 15, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    My Grand Caliber was my biggest gift.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyAugust 15, 2015 - 11:04 pm

    I think I remember when you first posted this breathtakingly beautiful card. Becca, as always, you are a blessing to all those who are fortunate enough to find you!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonAugust 16, 2015 - 1:48 am

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card – I love everything about it. Congrats to Patricia on winning this pretty card :-) Have just returned from a lovely holiday in Wales :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • fmgardneAugust 16, 2015 - 7:46 pm

    Another beautiful card!!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaAugust 17, 2015 - 7:16 am

    This is an absolutely fabulous idea! I have tons of embossing folders and I never use them. I must admit, I gather craft supplies like a madwoman, but don’t have the time to create everything. Smiles. Well, I will try to use this idea! I believe the photo carousels are available at Aaron Brother’s Art and Framing stores. If I am not mistaken, they are readily available in all stores that cater to framing. Take care and thank you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • TamaraAugust 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm

    Wow wow wow and again wow. What a beautiful card. Here in Holland its a very rainy day but I do not have to give water ro the plants and flowers and our fruitgarden. And my biggist gift is that I do have a husband who is very patient with me when I want to have new dies again. Lol. Greetings from HollandReplyCancel