Double Play Freebie for 24 hours

And now, a brief word from our sponsor . . . Well, today has been a technology nightmare.  I’m working on some things behind the scenes and nothing (technology wise)  has cooperated for the last two days :(  Ah, such is life in the big city, right?!?  I know some of you were worried . . .  I’m doing fine.  I programmed the word of the day to change, and hit enter but apparently it did not take.  It’s probably only fair to give you the word as a freebie :-)  The word that I just posted is: “*****” .  Be sure to write it down.  I’ll leave this post for a full 24 hours and then erase it.

Okay, back to my disasters, lol!!  I’ll have a post up soon friends!!

  • Robyn JosephsJanuary 5, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    hang in there- technology happens
    patience and curiosity in 2011

  • NancyJBJanuary 5, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Thank you,
    You are doing a great job. Shake it off and remember tomorrow will be a bright new day!ReplyCancel

  • TinaHJanuary 5, 2011 - 6:52 pm

    Another of my goals is to learn new techniques to use all of the great products I have acquired!ReplyCancel

  • Patti LeMayJanuary 5, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Technology is an amazing thing when it works Becca. Glad I kept going and found the word and even happier to learn that you are okay.ReplyCancel

  • HeikeJanuary 5, 2011 - 7:20 pm

    Technology is a wunderous thing. The word is on my second page under the post as per usual. I don’t know if its the way the Blog is set up but it only shows 3 projects/blogs at a time then I have to click onto the next page and hey presto there it continues.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJanuary 5, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    So sorry you have those old glitchy problems, it happens to the best of us. LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayJanuary 5, 2011 - 7:43 pm

    Thanks for the update and word of the day !! Maybe you need a nice hot cup of tea and a night to put up your feet. Tomorrow is a new day and you can tackle the problems them :)ReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.January 5, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    I actually have a question for you. I was wondering, is there a trick or something you can do to get the clear stamps off of the plastic they come with?? I have broken several trying to get them off from the plastic sheet. Some are stuck on there good. If there is a trick to getting them off the first time please let me know it. I usually buy them on clearance and it really doesn’t pay if you end up losing part of your stamp set from them tearing apart. I would greatly appreciate any helpful suggestions. I am trying to be frugal with what I buy, but I would like to be able to use them at least once, sadly that will not be the case for a few. Help! ~Gin~ReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:06 pm

    Not a problem at all, Becca! By now we are all guessing anyway and it is so much fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • SheriJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:08 pm

    Must be a full moon out there – techie stuff has been such a wreck here today as well!ReplyCancel

  • Diana BJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:15 pm

    Aren’t computers grand!ReplyCancel

  • ChaunJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:15 pm

    My scanner isn’t working very well and I’m trying to scan in photos for genealogy. It’s getting on my last nerve, so I feel your frustration. So glad you or your kids weren’t sick or something.ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:42 pm

    Thanks for the “freebie”ReplyCancel

  • LucyJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    You know what they say “don’t sweat the small stuff”. This is easier said than done. I usually get so frustrated when things don’t work out that I have to leave it for a while. Hang in there Becca, it will all turn out wonderful for you in the end.


  • Kate StockmanJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    Thanks for letting us know.ReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)January 5, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    Ohhh, so sorry for “technical difficulties”, Becca — they’re NOT fun!!! ;p( Thanks for giving us the word!ReplyCancel

  • Tami BJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    Whew! Thanks, now just 2 more to go.
    And regarding the techno. stuff- I feel for you, I’ve been fighting with my computer for 2 days now, but I think & hope everything’s worked out. From what I’ve been hearing from several other friends there was a lot of this going around.ReplyCancel

  • TeresaJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    We have had computer problems also. Hmmmm. Strange. Others are also. Anyway, I’ve not been able to get the am word. Don’t know what I’m not doing. See ya tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    Thank you for the freebie word, Blessings, Lori mReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    So glad is was just technical – computers can be a challange for sure but you do such a wonderful job– We are so grateful to have you to inspire us in crafts and bloggingReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:51 pm

    I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!!!! Computers….really at times, BLAHHHH!!!
    Another goal for 2011- TO CONTINUE TO LEARN…techniques, etc! :)ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    Must be fixed because I was able to get it at the blog candy post.
    Another New Year’s gol…trying not to get frustrated when the computer does not cooperatate!ReplyCancel

  • Val WJanuary 5, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the update. I wondered too if you were not well, or if you were super busy working on another new creation. Hope your computer problems smooth out soon for you. It took me a few days to adjust to the new “look” of your blog, but I’m liking it. Thanks for all the work you put into it, both “on the page”, and behind the scenes.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MeerdinkJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:00 pm

    I am so excited EVERTIME I go to your site.You have chosen to share with all of us addicts {nice ones} your many and diverse talents.Thank you so much for using the gifts that God gave you and letting us all reap the rewards.May He keep you in His care.ReplyCancel

  • LynnJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    I have only received the first one and this one – Is that right?ReplyCancel

  • Carrie ZJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:06 pm

    Thanks for listing I have ALL six words, Good Luck to ALL……ReplyCancel

  • FrancesJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    I only have three words!!!ReplyCancel

  • MarciaJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    Thanks BEcca

    I also will try to use a lot my stash of papers this year or give them a nice use!


  • LynnJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    Looks like I’m defeated before I get started good. lol I guess I thought I would be able to pick them up at any point instead of them going away. So much for guessing. hahaReplyCancel

  • Patsy BocookJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:13 pm

    You are one of the most awesome people in God’s creation. I just can’t find the words to say how I can feel your Christian spirit even though we’ve never met. You are very talented and are a blessing to so many.
    Yours in Christ,

  • Cindy LouJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Well, I thought I was doing bad because I only had four words, then I was really happy because some had only two or so, then I saw someone had 6! I check it every couple of hours cause it doesn’t seem to change on my 12:01’s (I’m on EST) so now all I have to do is figure when Florida changed to a different time zone and I’ll have it down pat LOL. Oh well, it’s just fun playing along, I never win any way, but I like drooling over the prizes. I know, I am goofy, but I like to dream :) Have a great successful day tomorrow – everything will suddenly all fall into place – for a few minutes anyway lol.ReplyCancel

  • DebraJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    I’m confused about the time zone too .. I’ll see what it tells me after I post this and hopefully I can figure it out. I also thought I was supposed to post my comment on the original entry every day but I can’t get there, there’s nothing to tell me to go to older entries .. or am I just missing it … Funny cause it’s been a tough day for me too .. but thank heavens it’s soon over and on to a new one …ReplyCancel

  • D. IdetJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    Hopefully your day will go better.ReplyCancel

  • DWDJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    I have 6 words counting the one just given. I thought I had messed up somewhere. I have been checking twice a day. Hope you get the tekkies worked out. I sure don’t understand them.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:36 pm

    You gotta love it when it works but if it acts up it will drive you crazy.
    Thanks for the word.ReplyCancel

  • DawnJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:37 pm

    Oh my! This is my first time entering for blog candy. I guess I misunderstood. I only have 4 words. Live and learn. I love your cards! What a wonderful artist. My goal? More stamping! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellJanuary 5, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    oops, I have 5, which one did I miss????ReplyCancel

  • MArtha NicholsonJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:08 pm

    I’m gonna try to keep my craft room cleaner. It’s gonna be a major undertaking. But I’m gonna try.ReplyCancel

  • MArtha NicholsonJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    I’ve only seen 4 words. That is all that has come through to my computer.ReplyCancel

  • MArtha NicholsonJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:11 pm

    I see that others have 4 words while some have 3 and some have 6. Becca which is right? Please make clear.ReplyCancel

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  • Marcie SmithJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:23 pm

    I have played your double play many times in the past, but this is the first time I have had so much trouble. I tried to return to post a comment everyday, but couldn’t get there. Is it me or is it your new programming. Well anyway, sounds like you are having enough problems on your end as well. Hate computer problems.

  • Susan GJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:26 pm

    don’t feel bad…I totally sabotaged my whole blog, and have to go back in and add stuff individually back in. it totally sucks! LOL

  • CarolynJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:36 pm

    Good luck with the glitches. I was able to access all 6 words, so something is going right. Hope the problem is fixed soon so you can get back to inspiring us! :) Another of my goals is to better manage my paper.ReplyCancel

  • scrappygirlJanuary 5, 2011 - 10:46 pm

    Don’t you just hate when things like this happen??? And it is always at the most inopportune time! JEESH!
    Anyway, heads up things will get better. Thanks again for a chance at the candy! I will keep my fingers crossed that you have no more glitches.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJanuary 5, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    Sorry to hear you are having problems. Hopefully they will take care of themselves soon and you can get back to what you are good at, creating those beautiful cards! They brighten my day!ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 5, 2011 - 11:48 pm

    Hello Becca,

    looks like I have missed some words too I’m in Auss so I guess that makes sense,

    thanks for giving us the chance to win anyway, I always consider myself a winner just being able to see your beautiful creations



  • lizJanuary 6, 2011 - 12:09 am

    Im so glad your ok the word did show up right after I posted my post thanks for letting us know all is well with you . We really do care about you and I for one am so glad to know you as a Web -friend and hope that some day we can have a “meet Becca day”ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27January 6, 2011 - 12:36 am

    Don’t just love technology…when it on it is wonderful and have a problem creep up and you’re ready to throw out and try again. I was worried this after -noon after lunch when I couldn’t find the word, zoo glad you are well…

  • Deebi27January 6, 2011 - 12:43 am

    Tomorrow WILL BE better darling! Not that I have a lock on that, but I do believe tomorrow is always better!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GJanuary 6, 2011 - 1:27 am

    Becca, my relationship with my computer is also a love/hate one!!! Sometimes I could just scream! Oh well, a better day is surely on the way. I’m enjoying the posts, writing the words all down and having a great time learning some new things. Hope you have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • MaryKayeJanuary 6, 2011 - 1:32 am

    Quote from one of my high school text books: ” We are not only the benificiaries but the victims of our own technology.” I was impressed enough back in 1969 to memorize that statement, and it has proven to be more and more true over the years! Keep telling yourself that it will get better…eventually.ReplyCancel

  • TexieJanuary 6, 2011 - 2:05 am

    Thank you again for being so sweet and keeping todays word up for 24 hours…Today I accomplished my goal of 30 minutes of organizing my craft room…I found so much stuff that I had actually forgotten that I had……So in a way, you saved me some money……LOL…..I now plan to use my NEW Found supplies and be ahead of the game…Love your blog…..
    God Bless you Becca
    Thank you again for writing your blog and sharing your wonderful cards and projects…One more thing……I know a lot of people don’t really like to write instructions for their projects….Thank you for doing the instructions, tutorials and videos….We truly appreciate them and you….

  • MaryannJanuary 6, 2011 - 2:05 am

    Well the tecnologi sure is funny sometimes. This time, I haven´t had any problems at ll, what I read others have had, and I´ve been able to go in twice a day to get the words and aaalso got this last one here on yout blog, so I have all 6 of them, and I´m one of them, who use to have problems accessing , but this time, there hasn´t been any problems sofar, so I better knock under the table now LOL.
    Hope things will be sorted out for you, as it´s really devastating, when computers play up. Another goal might be to get better to use and understand them LOL.
    Have a wonderful dayReplyCancel

  • Nancy HitchcockJanuary 6, 2011 - 2:15 am

    technology is just a tool. a handy one when it works; not so handy when it not works. my craft goals are to be more prepared. today made 5 crds, that’s more than yesterday and right on target for this new year. just one a day will get me to my 2011 goal of 31 per month. Enjoy your work, Becca, wherever it takes you! and thanks for your encouraging blog.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJanuary 6, 2011 - 4:32 am

    You’re just amazing in so many ways Becca….even finding ways to get around the glitches. Well done Becca.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • TrishJanuary 6, 2011 - 5:08 am

    Hi Becca Technology is a wonderful thing when it works. Thanks for the word and hope you get things worked out soon.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • JaneyJanuary 6, 2011 - 6:43 am

    Thank you for being so gracious with us as usual, Becca! The technical cliches have to be frustrating. However, I am grateful for all this new technology that gives me the ability to connect with you.


  • Cally YatesJanuary 6, 2011 - 7:13 am

    Hi Becca
    So pleased it was just a technical hitch.
    I stayed up until 11pm, that is the time the new word posting, of known, came through across the Pond in Blighty.
    As this is my first attempt at this sort of thing, I wondered if the delay was part of the game.
    Cally xReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.January 6, 2011 - 7:31 am

    I am amazed at people who can do any type of web site and to be able to do the tutorials that you do and never falter, simply skillful. Don’t worry about the computer glitch with the double play words we all understand what computers are like!

  • wustazJanuary 6, 2011 - 7:50 am

    I am so technologically challenged it’s sad really. my kids just look at me and shake their heads. if I wan’t anything done I give it to my son and he has it done for me in about 2 secondsReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJanuary 6, 2011 - 7:51 am

    Computers. You can’t live without them and sometimes you can’t live with them. Don’t worry, we are all here for you.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara in SCJanuary 6, 2011 - 7:58 am

    Thanks for the freebie Becca! We’ll be waiting anxiously for the next one to pop up.
    Hugs, Barbara in SCReplyCancel

  • CledithJanuary 6, 2011 - 8:49 am

    Wow. What more can anyone say about your site?

  • GeorgiaJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:01 am

    You website is wonderful, technology is another thing, when it works it works, when it doesn’t it is a pain. Hope that 2011 is great for you, keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • Bert RiveraJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:19 am

    Your have me confused on double play instructions. Thurs. is 1/6/11 and Fri. is 1/7/11.ReplyCancel

  • MArtha NicholsonJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:30 am

    My goal is actually inprove my style.ReplyCancel

  • MaeJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:32 am

    I hope this is where we comment, I am confused but that doesn’t take much to happen lol
    I love the heart and can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • MarieJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Hello Becca,

    Don’t worry. Things like this just happen from time to time.

    Many thanks for todays word xxReplyCancel

  • Donna BJanuary 6, 2011 - 10:43 am

    Hi Becca
    I love your site, you have given me so many great ideas. Thank you for your talent and sharing with others.

  • Betty GoodsonJanuary 6, 2011 - 10:58 am

    I had the freebie word, but just couldn’t get some others, I have a total of three, but I like reading the other comments and seeing what new pretty you’ve created, anyway.ReplyCancel

  • dolores from NMJanuary 6, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Thank for the free word.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 6, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    Soon everything will be working well with this new blog…ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersJanuary 6, 2011 - 5:57 pm

    I love the card you made today with the prima paper. It is drop dead gorgeous…….and yes, I do love your new site….now that I can post comments once again…heheheeReplyCancel

  • Leah RenfroJanuary 6, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    Yet another absolutely amazing card. This one is my fav for this year. lol Glad there have only been a few. I KNOW it will get so much harder to decide.ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoJanuary 6, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Wow… we’re all having technical difficulties! LOL!! Our internet service was out for 48 hours so that totally wiped out my chances on the double play. Oh well, I never win anything anyway. Have fun everyone!!ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27January 6, 2011 - 8:19 pm

    Sure hope today was better for you Becca. You are a trooper plus!
    Hugz, Debbie/Deebi27ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonJanuary 6, 2011 - 9:50 pm



  • MArtha NicholsonJanuary 7, 2011 - 12:00 am

    Okay I have a great one for 2011. I’m gonna try to understand what is going on with this blog candy. Everyone is so mixed up. I have 4 words. How many are there for real?ReplyCancel

  • DWDJanuary 7, 2011 - 12:06 am

    Totally love the papers you used on this card today!!! I would hoard it too. LOL I like the tea dyed look of the roses. You are so creative and make perfect cards.ReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 7, 2011 - 5:21 am

    Love the latest card and I’m sure you’ll get all straighten out soon. In the meantime I’m still planning more goals for 2011 to post. :)ReplyCancel

  • Tricia JonesJanuary 7, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    Well you have me beat, the last word I have been able to find is Known.