Find the Joy

You’re probably wondering where I’ve been.  I’m always only a keystroke away however over the last week or so I fought with my computer and the computer won!!  Sheesh it’s playing gotcha with me and at this point I’m crying uncle. I may have to wipe out my whole laptop, which I don’t want to do, so we’ll see how it goes.  I did take a break from the battle to make a card using one of the new JustRite Stampers Sets called Backyard Birds.  
I used Spellbinders Labels Fifteen as the base for my focal panel and built it up using Lacey Squares and cutting a window with Standard Circles Small.  I love the Zva Creative Pearl Circles and in this case they really brighten the focal panel!  Everything is colored with Copic Markers.  On the inside I mounted a sentiment made by stamping a small portion of one of the borders and cutting it from Spellbinder Tags Five and mounting it on Labels Four.

Such a sweet image!!  I’ll be back with more this week :-)

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Stamps – Backyard Birds
Paper: Prima – Annalee: Avondale, Bazzill
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fifteen, Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders Lacey Squares, Spellbinders Tags Five, May Arts Silk Ribbon – Taupe, Zva Creative Pearls, Copic Markers – RV32, B0000, B37 B34, B93, YR2

Happy Monday y’all!!

  • Judy CoveySeptember 13, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Yes I was wondering where you’ve been lately. You are my favorite blog to visit each day and it just doesn’t seem like you have been adding to your blog as often as you were. I was so worried that your husband was having health problems again, so I was quite relieved to know that it was your computer this time, although I do know what a hassle it can be to have to transfer all your “stuff” from one computer to another, or in your case “wipe it all out.” Hope whatever needs to be done, goes smoothly for you.ReplyCancel

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  • Gloria WestermanSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:01 am

    So beautiful……I love it…..I’m also so glad to hear from you…..glad it was computer problems……but that will give you a big head ache……I finally had to ditch my laptop……it just couldn’t keep up with all this blogging and saving stuff……well you might just have to take it to the PC doctor……ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:05 am

    This card is absolutely stunning! Surely must be the prettiest one yet! But I was wondering where you got the stand you are displaying it on? I really like it.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MatinSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Yes!!! I have missed you!!! Boy this card is SO Beautiful!!! I am glad that your absence is not because of health issues…Rats on the Computer problems.

  • Becky GreenSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:23 am

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE birds anyway!!!! :) The floral paper you used really adds—the way you placed the roses in the corner…GORGEOUS COLORS!!!!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Yes I was wondering about you good to know all is good. Love this cardReplyCancel

  • alexSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:31 am

    Beautifull…Stunnig card Becca, I love it and i’m glad to hear from you…I have missed you!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie JeanSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Hi Becca, Oh my goodness I can relate to the computer problems!!!
    I have learned the hard way. I invested in a external hard drive to put all my pictures and crafting stuff on. It was worth it, now I have no worries if the computer crashes. It was about $100.00 but oh so worth it. and you can plug it in to any computer. Your cards are beautiful as per usual. I look forward to your blog everyday so when you are not around you are missed. Take care and good luck!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ShariWSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:38 am

    Another amazing and stunning creation! Thanks for blessing my day. I just signed up to follow your blog – it only took me a couple of years. Thank you for blessing my day. :)

  • Carol RSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Stunning card! Just beautiful. Good luck with your computer problems. Think I’d better back up mine now!ReplyCancel

  • LisaSeptember 13, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Sweet card, i like the colors….

    (computers are like cookies(or men)- you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them…)ReplyCancel

  • FrancesSeptember 13, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Beautiful! as always, do you have the name of the cardstock colors used? loved these colors, tks.ReplyCancel

  • Cally YatesSeptember 13, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Hi Hon
    Thank goodness your are back. I was starting to worry. Not getting my “Becca” fix has left me somewhat bereft ;0)
    What a fab card, love the colours. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Cally xReplyCancel

  • KimSeptember 13, 2010 - 10:15 am

    Gorgeous card Becca, beautiful colours. Glad you’re back.ReplyCancel

  • EdnaSeptember 13, 2010 - 10:19 am

    Beautiful card. Good luck with your computer. I can sympathize with you.

  • BarbaraSeptember 13, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Beautiful card and I love the color combinations you used.
    Thanks goodness your absence was computer related and not health problems. I hope you can resolve the problems without stripping your hard drive and starting over. That is a very time consuming task.ReplyCancel

  • paulaSeptember 13, 2010 - 11:16 am

    beautiful – as usual.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • RebekkaSeptember 13, 2010 - 11:19 am

    This is stunning!! love how you did the circle in the square.ReplyCancel

  • Pam HSeptember 13, 2010 - 11:48 am

    Hi Becca, I was outta town so the time that you were down wasn’t missed until I started checking my old email to see what had happened while I was gone. Just noticed that you weren’t in those old ones and what a fun time I had catching up. LOL! You always have such interesting ideas and I love the challenges. thanks for all you do. You are so special!ReplyCancel

  • MarcieSeptember 13, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Yes we were wondering. You were definitely missed. Sorry about the computer problems. It is definitely a love/hate situation that most of us have with our computers. Can’t live without them thou. Don’t know how we survived before them (and cell phones)!!!!!! Love this card what gorgeous paper. Colors are beautiful. Glad you were able to fit this one in. Truely beautiful. Worth the wait.

  • Cyndi LandriganSeptember 13, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    WOW! It took my breath away! It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • AndreaASeptember 13, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Your card is beautiful!!!
    I agree with the others.
    Your blog is usually the first blog that I go to.
    I hate PC problems, had a few of them myselfReplyCancel

  • Linda C.September 13, 2010 - 2:08 pm

    Quite LOVELY!ReplyCancel

  • MargieSeptember 13, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    ooO, Ms. Becca –I’m scared of you!! This is so pretty! You go girl! Luv what you do!ReplyCancel

  • JDSeptember 13, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JeanSeptember 13, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    I have a love/hate relationship with computers I love them when they work and hate them when they don’t!
    I love your card! It is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WSeptember 13, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, I love the color combo on this also. I just got some of those new spellbinders and can’t wait to try them.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 13, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    So pretty! I ordered this set a few days ago and I can hardly wait to get it!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah HooperSeptember 13, 2010 - 6:03 pm

    I always look forward to your work. Beautiful. I’m in love with all the bows you use.ReplyCancel

  • SuziSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    You are a subliminal salesperson! I always get this message: “Buy those tools! Buy those tools!” I think if I use the products you do, I can make cards like you do! Ha! I can’t buy your amazing talent! But I think I’ll have to have those new spellbinders, anyway. :o) TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Billie ASeptember 13, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    Stunning just stunning love it you are so amazing.ReplyCancel

  • MonicaSeptember 13, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Becca, your card is gorgeous!!! Sorry about your computer issues. I hope they resolve easily without you having to wipe the hard drive! Good Luck!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsSeptember 14, 2010 - 3:58 am

    So pretty. You do beautiful work! I love getting a blog update from you to see what you produce next to inspire us all! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • emilySeptember 14, 2010 - 4:51 am

    Your card is so pretty…and what a pretty way to display it! A girl has gotta’ have bling! :D
    Love your colouring of the image and the pretty patterned paper. Your cards are always just perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 14, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Beautiful. Missed your beautiful work. I was worried about what was wrong.

    Have a beautiful day.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 15, 2010 - 8:58 am

    very pretty image, great coloring, neat layering of the dies and love the paper!ReplyCancel

  • LindaSeptember 15, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Where on earth did you find your card stand with all the blingers? I need one :}ReplyCancel

  • Shirl MartinOctober 11, 2010 - 8:19 pm

    Oh my, I love this card, it is just lovely.ReplyCancel