Great Love

Sweet blog friends, I can’t tell you how much your support means.  Life has changed for me so much and you are an absolute life line for me.  The value of a kind supportive word is priceless – I’m so grateful.  Hang in there with me, okay?  In the meantime, after months and months of Christmas cards, it was great to channel a little energy into something else.  Today I have a card made using a color combination I don’t think I would normally pick up, but it will go in my little inspiration book – this is how it played out in my mind.  

Using another of the sentiments from this months Our Daily Bread Designs release called Simple Things – I layered Spellbinders™ Blossom Tags and Accents on top of Spellbinders™ Parisian Motifs.  That’s a new one for me – it just goes to show that even when you think there’s no other way to shuffle around the layers – the combinations are endless.  I topped off with Spellbinders™ Classic Circles LG and edged my bottom panel with Spellbinders™ Twisted Metal Tags and Accents that I cut in half to use as a border.  (Yep, I’ll be trying that again :-))

Stamps: Our Daily Bread DesignsSimple Things
Paper: Glitz, Lilybee Design, Coredinations
Ink: Versafine – Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders™ Blossom Tags and Accents, Spellbinders™ Parisian Motifs, Spellbinders™ Classic Circles LG, Seam Binding, Satin Ribbon, Spare Parts Brad, Recollections Pearls

I had a doctors appointment today and waited for the doctor two and a half hours past my appointment time.  The crazy thing is that everyone in the waiting room was behind me in line and they waited patiently like this is how the world is supposed to work.  One man mused that this doctor had emergency surgery that cropped up every day during appointment time – at least four of the last five times he had visited.   As well as being armed with the kindness of your supportive words, God graced me with the patience of a saint today.  This was the first time visiting this doctor and he didn’t even pretend to be nice – I came away thinking he didn’t like his job.  All of Johns doctors were so nice such that if I ever ran into them in the grocery store, they would stand there and talk to me for a while.  Still trying to get cleared for foot surgery and insisting on answers, I’m pressing on!!  Big hugs, I’ll be back soon friends.

  • Sabrina RDecember 29, 2011 - 12:32 am

    Oh, Becca, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I wouldn’t have thought of putting these colours together…and they’re beautiful. Love how you cut up and intertwined the Twisted Metal piece. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderDecember 29, 2011 - 12:44 am

    What a beautiful card. You are so talented. I love the way all these components complement each other. I am so sorry to hear you are still having problems with your foot. Hope your 2012 is going to be a great year for you.ReplyCancel

  • DebbiDecember 29, 2011 - 12:44 am

    Beautiful, inspiring card! So sorry to hear about your health issues, and wishing you complete restoration in the New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Lauri PittmanDecember 29, 2011 - 12:46 am

    You are in my prayers, Becca. Some doctors just have that “god” syndrome. I hope you are treated quickly and effectively so that you don’t have to waste too much time with this dr.

    Love your card, as always. You are the one I enjoy most reading your blog and looking at your incredibly gorgeous cards. There is none better!

    God’s blessings and continued patience to you!!!ReplyCancel

  • troopenDecember 29, 2011 - 12:50 am

    I love all your cards. You are so creativeReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 29, 2011 - 12:57 am

    OOOoooOO – -so gorgeous! I would never think up those colors. You inspire me constantly in your creativity with colors. Okay, and with layering, too. Well yes. With everything you post! :-D
    I am angry you had to wait so long for someone to take care of you. That is just sooo wrong. I just went off on a huge rant there and had to delete a bunch of stuff. So, consider yourself loved and hugged from afar. I think that will be more useful than a huge rant!!ReplyCancel

  • Harriet ClarkDecember 29, 2011 - 1:03 am

    Gorgeous card….as always!!!

    Keeping you close in thought, prayer, and wishes for a successful medical outcome. Some doctors are very good at what they do professionally, but have no empathy or people skills. Fortunately, my father, an anesthesiologist, was very skilled and was also very loved by all who knew him.

    Hugs from North CarolinaReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZ xoDecember 29, 2011 - 1:17 am

    Hi Becca, your cards are delicious!!! yes, patience is a virtue and it sounds like you needed some at the doctors. Hope all goes well with your foot.
    Regards Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Terri SDecember 29, 2011 - 1:34 am

    That is an awfully long time to wait for a scheduled appointment. Kudos for your patience. This card, as always, is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 29, 2011 - 1:55 am

    Don’t you wish you could bill doctors for your time?

    Your card is beautiful — no surprise there! Wishing you good health, joy, and God’s blessing in 2012.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayDecember 29, 2011 - 1:59 am

    Beautiful card as always!! I hope your foot surgery is successful and you are pain free soon. The doctor is probably one of the best and has a big ego :) Many of the best ones are arrogant. HugsReplyCancel

  • Maxine DiffeyDecember 29, 2011 - 2:00 am

    Oh Becca I have never had to wait that long!!! and I have had some long waits, I thought. Hang in there, and thank you for sharing the beauty of your creations.

  • MaryannDecember 29, 2011 - 2:44 am

    I really hope for you, that you´ll get your surgery very soon hun, and don´t mind that rude doctor. Don´t know why, but as soon as they call them self specialists, it´s almost like their words has to be law, and anybody who even think of asking questions to anything, is attacking them in person and doubting their amazing skills, even it has nothing to do with that. Just ignore him or ask if he´s having a bad day, cause it can´t be taken out on you. I diod that once, and funny enough, he then suddenly became quiet friendly and took the time to explain things. So just hang in and keep claiming some good answers as it´s your body and your life, he´s playing with, so you´re entitled to get some good answers, that´s for sure.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous hun and I just so love these colors here and how you used the dies. It looks awesome hun.
    Have a wonderful day and a happy New Year hun and I´ll keep you in my prayers here, that you´ll very soon get your surgery and some relief.ReplyCancel

  • Christine DuncanDecember 29, 2011 - 2:53 am

    Becca, I’m a new blogger and just loving your creative juices. This card is amazing and I love the colours together – my lounge is done out in the same colours. I’m really looking forward to being able to create cards to this standard. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKDecember 29, 2011 - 2:59 am

    Hi Becca, a beautiful card yet again and a lovely colour combination.
    I have just “tuned in” after visiting my family for Christmas. I’m so sorry to hear how you are suffering still and will add you to my prayer list. (If only it could get shorter!!!!) I was a health care professional for nearly forty years before retiring, and sometimes I feel very ashamed of what is happening in the profession. The UK is no different. My husband had the very first appt of the morning 8:30 am and was 50 mins late going in. It would help if somebody came out and gave an update on the reason for the delay I think. Oh well, rant over! I hope things begin to resolve soon!
    love from Christine xReplyCancel

  • Ellen - CardMonkeyDecember 29, 2011 - 3:56 am

    Dear Becca, as ever, your card is gorgeous and inspiring. Clearly, you have the patience of Job even in cardmaking, as I would never think to create and stack as many delicious layers as you use.

    Your patience came in handy today at the doctor’s office. I empathize! I have one specialist just like that, I call him my “Mad Man of Neurology.” His staff typically amuse the waiting patients by calling us back one by one to take full histories, giving us the attention he doesn’t. Then, when it’s our turn to visit the Great Wizard behind the curtain, he sweeps in, stares at the computer where staff has entered your history, asks a few irrelevant questions and I doubt ever looks in my eyes or face. If I was wearing chewing gum on my nose, or painted my eyebrows purple, I doubt he’d notice. Trouble is, while his “bedside manner” is outrageous, he together with his staff have cured my migraines and saved my life at least once.

    It’s been several years since I’ve seen him, luckily — his analytical skill and diagnostics have made it that way. I wish for you the same: ANSWERS. Treatment. Painlessness. Comfort. Consider your hours an investment in getting there.

    We need you healthy and hale. Here’s to a swift journey to wellness, and a softer 2012.

    Fondly, Ellen ? CardMonkeyReplyCancel

  • janeyDecember 29, 2011 - 4:48 am

    This card is stunning, Becca! So sorry for you to have to endure such a long wait for medica care. Emergencies happen, overbooking also happens; a pleasant and caring attitude goes a long way when dealing with patients who have waited hours. Common civility…many in power seem to forget. sigh —– anyway – hope everything goes well for you.


  • Judy I, St. Louis MODecember 29, 2011 - 5:03 am

    Your card is wonderful. You always think outside the box when it comes to using Nesties. I’m sorry you had to endure a long wait for the doctor. I hope he will find answers for you quickly so you don’t have to endure the wait or the doctor’s rudeness. Just take your inspiration book with you to plan out some wonderful cards or print out some of these comments while you wait – the doctor obviously doesn’t have the strong support system you have. Hang in there. I hope 2012 will be much better for you.ReplyCancel

  • IreneDecember 29, 2011 - 5:12 am

    Lovely, lovely card…the color combination is so inspiring! Prayers for patience…makes me so appreciate the cardiologist that believes in prompt appointments and plenty of time spent with patients. Wish that your experience was better because this is not how the world is supposed to work! Thinking of you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerDecember 29, 2011 - 5:23 am

    Becca, your card is beautiful. I am so glad you got to spend time with your kids over Christmas and you all were able to be together. We did miss you! Best wishes with your upcoming surgery. Please let us know about it so we can be praying for you! Sending you lots of hugs.


  • PJDecember 29, 2011 - 5:29 am

    Another beautiful card as expected!! I wished that we lived close so that I could just be in the same room to watch and absorb your creativity. I have yet to tackle trying to tie the beautiful bows that you make. I’m starting to make the hat pins because of your inspiration but want to wait to use them w/the bows.

    Prayers are with you as you endure the doctor circuit. God bless the kind, caring and compassionate ones that are left in this world!! I broke both of my feet and had wonderful podiatrists. However, I feel your pain. I’ve not always been that fortunate. YOU may be the only bright spot in their day. God brought you there for a reason. Health prayers and blessings to you Dear Becca ~ReplyCancel

  • chrisdDecember 29, 2011 - 6:22 am

    So glad you had a family time for Christmas.
    The card you shared is beautiful as are all of your creations. I eagerly look forward to your next projects to share with us. Please take care of yourself and hopefully your medical issues will be resolved soon and with more thoughfulness by the doctor at your next visit. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending you a cyber hug too.ReplyCancel

  • LydiaDecember 29, 2011 - 6:26 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your bright ideas. Subscribed to your blog from Germany. Keep up your nifty style.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RDecember 29, 2011 - 6:34 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I’m so sorry that the doctor gave you such trouble. There are nice ones out there as you can attest. I’m keeping you in my prayers! Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa H.December 29, 2011 - 6:45 am

    I LOVE this card! The colour combination is one of my faves and the design is absolutely gorgeous.

    Sorry to hear about youir lousy appointment today. You kinda get used to waiting after a while. I always bring my Blackberry, a bottle of water and a good book (or magazine like PaperCrafts lol). If you’re going to wait, you may as well make it as pleasant as possible.

    Hang in there, still praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 29, 2011 - 6:54 am

    becca, beautiful card. i love hove you see combos that are so pretty that others don’t think of. love your layers. hope all goes well with your foot stuff.ReplyCancel

  • lizDecember 29, 2011 - 6:55 am

    So funny I am trying to bring in that blueish color into my living/dinning, I got my daughter a sofa a few years back the same blueish kept the loveseat now she has them both, and My couch is the color of your accents, I just told her to bring over her table cloth so I could see if I can use blueish in my place. I just find the color so calm to work in. So I guess now I’ll be working more on making it work.
    love love your card, I had to swing over to spellbinders and look at the Twisted Metal Tags and Accents to see how you did that , Very cleaver.I have a doctor like that to have to see him twice a year , 5 min. of his time 3 hours of mine. . I hope that you are able to find the answers to your health issures and are able to find a doctor that you love to deal with ( thats important) but sometimes thats not the way it works.
    Miss seeing you more, Hope that 2012 is a good one for you and everyone here in the land of cyber space and the cardmaking world.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissDecember 29, 2011 - 7:09 am

    Another Becca beauty … so feminine and meticulously created and I love the colour combo that you used.

    I hope that soon you will get the answers that you need regarding your medical issues. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • EileenDecember 29, 2011 - 7:16 am

    WOW Becca….another stunning card….your ideas are boundless!
    Sorry he hear you have one of lifes unfortunate doctors who have no ‘bedside manners’…..I think they must have missed out some lessons from Charm School.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • HoneyDecember 29, 2011 - 7:44 am

    you are more patient than I am. When my foot doctor kept me waiting for 45 minutes for the second time, I told the girls at the desk why I was leaving and I left. He call me later and apologizedReplyCancel

  • crystalDecember 29, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Becca, I love your color combo. Your card is beautiful and such a creative way to make your border. God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • JeanDecember 29, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Hello Becca ~ As always your card is just beautiful, feminine and the color combination is so lovely! Stay strong Becca and do your best to deflect unwarranted comments from doctor attitude. Thinking of you girl! Take care, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • Bette HensonDecember 29, 2011 - 8:09 am

    Another gorgeous card – which only you can come up with the beautiful color combinations as well as the creativity you use with the Spellbinders.

    I will be praying for you as you go through the problems you are having with your feet. I understand as I also have many foot problems.

    You are an inspiration to all who follow your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 29, 2011 - 8:19 am

    Becca! I guess I’m not the only one then! We once sat in a doctors office, with our kids; They were not on their med’s either…for 3 hours!!!!!!! It was a little exam room & it got hot! We opened the door thinking we had been forgotten! She was at the hospital! NO ONE told us! I changed doctors! Those doctors forget, your time is valueable too! But, I do have to say, I have a hard time even choosing doctors!!!!!! ( I tend to find the WORST!!!) I always find out later I REALLY don’t like them! The stories I could tell!!!!!!!!!! I’m ready to find myself another doctor now! When I was pregnant with my first child, I read an article about Interviewing Your Childs’ Doctor! Basically, it was a Job Interview for the doctor! Well, that didn’t go over well! The doctor basically snickered at me the whole time! ( I used questions from the Magazine article too! ) Needless to say, he DIDN’T get the job! Well, I am thinking to use the same method this time to find myself a doctor! Although, I don’t remember those questions! But, I’m thinking of giving it a try!

    BEAUTIFUL card Becca! I LIKE the color combination!!!!!!!!!!! And of course, all those BEAUTIFUL layers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You NEVER let us down!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisDecember 29, 2011 - 8:23 am

    This color combination always gets my attention. Your card is just beautiful. Love all of the die-cut layers, which you always manage to get them to go together so well. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • RebekkaDecember 29, 2011 - 8:23 am

    You poor thing, but God is so good, nothing like a long wait in a Dr.s office to stretch our faith in patience. :)
    Your card is just beautiful Becca, the colors and patterns are a great combo.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly HubbaedDecember 29, 2011 - 8:31 am

    Dear Becca, I am so sorry to hear of your health problems. I will pray for answers and that you regain your health.


  • CarolDecember 29, 2011 - 8:31 am

    What kind of foot surgery? I just had plantar facia surgery in Oct. I had pain on the bottom of my right heel. You have any questions, I’ll be glad to answer them. Beautiful, beautiful card as always!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaDecember 29, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Two and a half hours! No way! Who is this guy? Anyway, just proves you have special graces…..and they overflow into your work. Thanks again for a beautiful card. Recently found a box of old jewelry which you have inspired me to pilfer for my cards.ReplyCancel

  • mamajulieDecember 29, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Oh, Becca! Nothing worse than being caught in “the health care merry-go-round”–drs. appts. almost daily, no decisions made, waiting, referrals. I have personally changed doctors because of waiting times, and my current doctor has a maximum of 5 minutes waiting time. But that’s impossible to do at the specialist level…You can force your doctor to interact with you, but then you get labeled as a “problem patient,” and all your reasonable requests are dismissed as you have that label. Great patience and saintly restraint are called for. Praying for you to receive both. Incidentally, I love the color combination here. Blue/aqua and a darkish neutral are always a hit.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)December 29, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Becca, your card and those colors are FABULOUS!!! LOVE it all, including the duo-color bow!!!
    Hope whatever doctor you choose for surgery is well-skilled in his craft, even IF he has no bedside manner. Some are so very talented in one or two ways, even IF lacking in kindness or understanding the value of your time and patience! Hopefully you can take something beautiful to work on while you wait endlessly in their waiting rooms!ReplyCancel

  • Dee in N.H.December 29, 2011 - 8:45 am

    Gorgeous card Becca! I really love these colors together and it’s so beautifully put together! Sending you warm and reassuring thoughts. You are very special to all of us!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne NDecember 29, 2011 - 8:48 am

    I love all the work you put into your cards. I’m still trying to get my mind around all the layering that you do. Love the work. Have a blessed day.
    Hugz, LynneReplyCancel

  • JessicaDecember 29, 2011 - 8:53 am

    I love this card Becca! Of course I love them all…but this color combo is just gorgeous! I wouldn’t have put them together either. Tell me…when you decide on what dies to use, do you play with the dies or do you have cuts for them all that you play with the layering? I think it would be easier to see what it would really look like with the actual cuts. But then, I don’t have your wonderful eye!
    As for the uncaring doc…my last back surgery was done by a man with the bedside manor of a squid. When, after a couple of months of continuing pain, I went back, he told me…”I can’t do anything more for you, you’re wasting your money and my time.” And walked out of the room! So…yep if/when I need to see another doctor…it won’t be him. It’s a shame that these men become so good at what they do, that they forget that we and they are human beings! Good luck with your foot surgery! Lots of hugs

  • JessicaDecember 29, 2011 - 8:57 am

    Hey Becca, I have an idea…print out these comments… remove all trace of your name…then slip the copy into the doc’s pocket as he leaves. LOL he might not get it….but ya never know! Hahaha.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaDecember 29, 2011 - 9:07 am

    The color combination is quite elegant. I’m glad you stepped out of your comfort zone. The doctor must be mighty good that everyone waited patiently. I’m praying your surgery goes well. Thanks for all you do for use out here.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/GeorgiaDecember 29, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Beautiful card (as always)! Best wishes for successful surgery and a speedy recovery. I once went to a surgeon with no bedside manner, but with a knife in her hand she was a different person — very caring and considerate and did excellent work. Hope your doctor has a split personality too. :o)ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 29, 2011 - 9:16 am

    In the world of fibromyalgia there is never answer for our pain there is just pain and with all the time lost there is suffering who just build up inside of us.
    The relation with doctors are very difficult because he is confronted to his limits. He is frustrated and he have no time to give attention at those multiple problems.
    By chance we can put our attention on something else like the beauty of your work. At the end of the day when it is to difficult there is memory of something good I have received and it make a difference.
    I hope so much you will find the help you need because we need you to.
    I like the multiple layers and the tricky touches you give to spellbinder.
    About the colors it don’t optimize your work. I prefer your real zones.
    Merci beaucoup,

  • Charlotte ZweigoronDecember 29, 2011 - 9:33 am

    You have my prayer for a quick and easy resolution of your medical issues. And my congratulations on a gorgeous card! This is one of my favorite color combinations so I’m glad you are keeping this bit of inspiration in your idea book. I”m just now getting a couple of the Spellbinders dies that I have wanted since the release. They still hadn’t shown up in any of the local stores and I have a Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby and Archivers nearby!! You use them so effectively, I couldn’t wait any longer. So, my Christmas gift to me was those long-desired dies. Thank you for being an inspiration in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanDecember 29, 2011 - 9:34 am

    I’m sorry to hear you are in such pain. Hopefully you can get surgery quickly. What a shame about the wait in the doctor’s office. Loving your card. Different colours, but awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy E.December 29, 2011 - 9:39 am

    Pecious Becca, know that you continue to be in my prayers for answers from your doctor(s) and patience as God makes His will known to you. You are such an inspiration to so many~~not just in the crafting world, but in how to live a Godly life that would please the Master. I know you are hearing these words from so many who follow your blog; remember that for every person who leaves a comment for you, there are so very many more who are lifting you up in prayer and with good thoughts. You are so loved!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann La FalceDecember 29, 2011 - 9:42 am

    Just love your cards. I’ve had foot surgury twice. Come to Charlottesville, we have some of the greatest Doctors here and three highly rated hospitals.ReplyCancel

  • Beth PDecember 29, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Oh Becca!
    I am sorry to hear of your experience at the doctor’s office. Having been married (past tense) to a physician I know how so many of them lack any form of so called bed side manner! They can be brilliant physicians but totally miserable people!!! I speak from personal experience and of course I know there are some really nice doctors out there, somewhere! :D
    On to more positive things, I just love, love, love this new card, and must admit to loving the colors of blue/turquoise and brown together. You keep us so inspired, will never be able to thank you in measure for what you give us!
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • Trish DominguezDecember 29, 2011 - 10:05 am

    You are a saint, patient and kind. We will remember you in our prayers always. Happy New Year! Love your cards and LOVE SpellbinderReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonDecember 29, 2011 - 10:20 am

    Becca, what a beautiful card and the sentiment is one of my favorites. I hear you when you talk about doctors and waiting and them thinking the they know everything. I been there and done that and still doing it. But I just keep saying to myself – on day at a time – that is now easy when you are active like you and me and many of our other crafters. We have to keep moving and we can be patient which I am not. I want it now. I’ll keep praying for you and keep sending those beautiful cards and ideas. Love them all.

    Hugs and God Bless

  • SuziDecember 29, 2011 - 10:47 am

    I have to see a lot of doctors, so I understand. There is at least one that I refuse to see again, just rude! Can you pick another? A good rapport with your doctor is important to healing! You were patient, but I got angry for you! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoDecember 29, 2011 - 11:27 am

    Oh Becca I know what u are going through. I just had a test that included injecting me with radioactive dye and taking pictures of my back. Have been in so much pain I can not stand, sit or walk far. OUCH!! I too have had to wait for an orthopiedic doc for over 2 hrs. He was in emergency surgery. He is so good I waited. God granted me grace that day! Now I am waiting to possibly get an injection in my spine. Not sure if I will have it done or not. ??? Want to know what they will put in there. I am trusting in the Lord to guide me right now. Nothing else I can do. We be praying for you. Please pray for me also? TY. evetteReplyCancel

  • Mary SchmidtDecember 29, 2011 - 11:54 am

    I went to an ER at 8pm and waited untill 7am to see a dr for 5 min. I was told that i couldn’t leave as that would be going against dr’s orders and my insurance wouldn’t pay anything. I had an EKG and hadn’t seen any dr when I was told this. People were sleeping in the waiting room. I think they only had one dr working that night and they had a code. They should have had another dr on call to come in. It was inexcusable!! I was so mad. My daughter was with me and she went out to her car and slept. I called her about 8 am that I was done.ReplyCancel

  • Anne HartschlagDecember 29, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    I had a doctor many years ago that was running very late for his appointments. When he entered the room the first thing he said was, “Now you know why we call you patients (play on words – patience). I sometimes think that doctors feel that our time is not valuable. My Mom who at the time was 102 fussed at a doctor who was late for her appointment and she told him that she didn’t know how much time she may have left in this world and she didn’t want to spend it in his office. He was dumb struck and apologized. You are in my prayers. Keep that beautiful chin up.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaDecember 29, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    Love the colour combo on this card and the lovely punched suede pieces. Great card. Sorry to hear the doctor’s office was such a pain. I have actually left an office for an hour to run some errands and then returned when the wait was too long, and always take a book with me now as it can be a blessed little time of solitude with my nose in a book. Hope clearance for foot surgery and answers to your hip pain come to fruition soon (((hugs))).ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RoneyDecember 29, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Hi Becca!

    This is so gorgeous! I love browns and teals/blues together and a touch of cream! It gives a nice masculine feel to it. The Spellbinder dies combos ARE endless, the only limitation I have is my funds, lol! I just got 2 new dies and I’m having fun playing around with them. Right now I am working on my round 2 submission for their DT, (amazingly!!!) there are SO many possiblities to choose from!!! So much amazing talent submitting with me, Yikes! Not sure how far I will go, but God’s in charge and I’ll go about as far as He wants me to and that’s okay with me! :-)

    I feel for you and those inconsiderate doctors out there. Some can be SO nice, and then there are others that are a wee bit arrogant. I have an appointment today with one who is ALWAYS late, (I have to see him every 6 weeks, ugh) so I’ve learned to brings my IPad, a book, water, etc. with me, lol. At least he’s not that arrogant as some are though!

    I hope things are going okay with you. I’ve been following you for a long time and know you’ve been through a lot. I have had my fill of heartbreak the past couple of years myself. I think of you often and pray. You are a wonderful inspiration for me. Blessings!

  • DeniceDecember 29, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    It is so hard to walk and talk like a Christian sometimes. Especiallly when we are tired and emotionally stressed. Next time you have to deal with a rude doctor, shock the good into them by giving them a great big ol’ hug. Bet that would shame them into a better bed side manner and they sure as the dickens would remeber you next time. LOL As usual, love your card, you can come and decorate my house anytime you like… if you are not an interior decorator, you might should consider this as a side line. : ) All my best…. you are blessed….. you have friends too numerious to count….. Hugs, DeniceReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferDecember 29, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    I love your card and choice of color combination. I am loving the ODBD Simple Things stamps and will need to add them to my collection-LOL.
    I am sorry to hear about your experience with your new doctor, he definitely didn’t make a good first impression and I hope his attitude changes before your next visit. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as I consider you a friend even though we haven’t met in person!ReplyCancel

  • KrisDecember 29, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    Hi Becca…lovely card today, as always. I would just like to chime in (being the spouse of a physician) that the majority of people have no idea what goes on in a doctor’s office behind the front door. There are a myriad of very good reasons why a doctor runs behind schedule on any given day at any given time. That, of course, in no way excuses rude behavior. I will hold you in my prayers and pray your next experience will be more positive.ReplyCancel

  • GlendaDecember 29, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Oh Becca, I do hope you read this. I am catching up on my email. When you are waiting that long to see a doctor and he ends ups nice or not so nice (as surgeons can be) this falls into my category of “I need you more than you need me”. And you keep telling yourself this rather than checking your watch. You know what time you got there so you can check your watch when they stick you in that little room to wait some more and then you can check it again when you are finally finished and get a whiff of the outside air once again! I do not live in the US but if you were very unsatisfied with either the doctor or the information you received I would not devote too many more hours but move on and try another unless this doctor is a miracle worker and that is what you need. He never apologized for the wait did he? The only other advise, IF possible pick the very first appointment of the day even if it means you have to get up at 5 am to get there – LOL! Or try and ask how appointments go with his surgical schedule – which may or may not be received well. But remember it is ALWAYS the case that “you will need them more than they need you”.
    Then come home and create another masterpiece such as this! I love the twisted metal accent edge!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy FrieszDecember 29, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    I watched a segment on the national news one evening and a doctor was interviewed. He admitted that he treated patients as numbers until his own wife became ill and he suddenly realized how important it was to treat each of his patients as if they were a member of his family … showing kindness, offering words of support and taking the time to visit and answer their questions. He’s the minority, unfortunately.ReplyCancel

  • Jocelan PerryDecember 29, 2011 - 2:23 pm

    So sorry about things that have been going on for the last while,it is my prayer for you that 2012 will be a better year.It seems like there are alot of people are in jobs that they don’t like,it really blows their mind when you treat them with kindness,I have some look at me like I,am from outer space.
    I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Deb WestburyDecember 29, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    I love the color combination…but then I like shades of brown and tans…Also just wanted to let you know that sometimes they have no answers…I spent 8 days in the hospital this month and still had to answers before I left…I ended up with CO poisoning and no reason how or why it looked like my feet had died…they soon found out that I had feeling the hard way…by body swelled up with water…you get the picture…I was given a IV form of a water pill, and from the time they weighed me in the bed til now have lost 67 lbs…not a great weight loss method…I maybe on oxygen for the rest of my life…do not know…hopefully answers in Jan…so like you would like answers and you would think they have them, but they sometimes do not…they have decided that I am a medical mystery, as every time they thought they had a answer, my body through a wrench into the works…had a Dr. say to my Nurse you hate to tell a patient they are interesting, but boy she is interesting…so carry on and get those answers…take care…..ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)December 29, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    Dear Becca, so sorry to hear your health problems persist. I guess none of us expects to have perfect health all the time. But, it does add comfort to have health providers who both care and who are competent. Seems you’ve got problems on all fronts. I continue to pray that you begin to see success in your journey back to good health.

    With all your health challenges, I am continually amazed that you can dip into your depleted energy and come up with yet another remarkable card. It is absolutely beautiful.

    One of the nicest things about life, no matter how bad things are or how good things are, it won’t last for long. Change is part of life and you will get through this.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CDecember 29, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Becca, I love your card and color combination. I just finished decorating a guest bedroom in those colors and I love the calming effect.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramDecember 29, 2011 - 7:19 pm

    drs can be so full of them selves. I have been very lucky since moving to Delaware nearly 5 years ago to have found some wonderful ones with terrific bedside manor and cute as well. Lucky me. Love your blog and look forward to it. Good luck with the surgery.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anna GrimsleyDecember 29, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    Beautiful card, as always. Lifting you up in prayer for answers to your pain and decision about surgery.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 29, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    Sorry you are having health and doctor issues, that combination is very stressful. TFS. The card is gorgeous. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • CorrieDecember 29, 2011 - 9:35 pm

    Wow, I can’t imagine waiting that long. Your card is beautiful and good luck.ReplyCancel

  • Kay LusnakDecember 29, 2011 - 9:43 pm

    Your color choices are beautiful – my house is decorated in those colors! You make every card so crisp and professional – I guess you are a professional! I’ve missed out on why you are having foot surgery, but your friends, known and unknown (like me) will have you in our prayers!
    Blessings, dear Becca – we love you!
    Kay in TulsaReplyCancel

  • JalineDecember 29, 2011 - 9:45 pm

    Your cards always bring inspiration and make me smile. I wish you the best in the year to come, you deserve it.

    May God BlessReplyCancel

  • CindyDecember 29, 2011 - 9:53 pm

    I am continuing to pray for you, Becca. God does answer prayers and I know sometimes we just have to be patient and have faith. I hope the new year will be kind to you. You continue to inspire us with your creativity and your sweet spirit. You are truly loved and admired.ReplyCancel

  • RufusDecember 29, 2011 - 10:20 pm

    First, your card is totally stunning. I love the color combo and I was thinking what did she use for a border?? I don’t recognize that die…Twisted Metal tags!! You are so very very clever!!
    Now about the Dr, while there can be reasons for such a horrific wait, it you don’t like him to boot?! Is there a specific reason that you were referred to him? Is he supposed to be the best for your problem? Is there anyone else that you could see? Is there a Dr that you trust that you could ask about this one? The reason that I ask these questions is I have 2 experiences with Dr’s like the one you describe. The one was very positive in the end. Yes he’s always late, no I don’t really like him, personally…however he is a brilliant surgeon…the other one the same on the first 2 items, but he was NOT brilliant in the operating room, in fact he darn near killed a friend of mine…everyone I know has been warned about this clown. You keep asking questions Becca! You deserve the best, we certainly want you to have it, we need our Becca fixes!! Keeping you in my thoughts. And wishing and hoping that 2012 will be a much better year for all of us.
    With crossed fingers,

  • Patty W.December 29, 2011 - 11:45 pm

    Becca, Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us. You are such an inspiration to me. Not just in your talent, but in the way you accept whatever life brings you. I’m sure it’s not easy, but you take it with such “grace”. You’re quite a LADY!!! I think the longest I’ve ever waited for a Dr. to see me, was four hours and fort-five minutes. I know the nurse put me in “that little room”, and forgot about me. When the Dr.(an OBGYN ) came in, I was putting on my clothes to leave. He didn’t offer any excuses. I told him I would never come back, that my time was valuable too, and I haven’t! Maybe the next time you see your specialist, he’ll be having a better day. I hope that he is a remarkably wonderful surgeon, that can make you all better quickly! If you’re not impressed when you see him again, maybe God wants you to find someone else. I so wish you good health and happiness in the new year! I’m still keeping you in my prayers! Love and hugs, Patty W.ReplyCancel

  • LornaDecember 30, 2011 - 2:20 am

    I think surgeons are all anti-social. They must be better when we are asleep. I need hip replacements and my surgeon seems hardly capable of making conversation at all. I sympathize!
    I love the colours on the card. So not Christmas!
    :) LornaReplyCancel

  • Debbie BDecember 30, 2011 - 7:12 am

    I do love your card today. I understand about the doctor waiting time. I used to work for a doctor who was consistently late with clinic but he actually would sit and listen if you wanted to talk. What a difference! Patients felt it made sense and he was and still is successful. All it takes is a little kindness. I hope all goes well for you. I know it can be really trying when you are not at your best. Hugs and prayers for you!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth CDecember 30, 2011 - 7:53 am

    I developed a rare life threatening illness 10 years ago and became disabled because of it. The disease is rare and it has been a long painful journey finding a medical team that understood how to work as a team. When I started out I saw doctors as God. Now I see them as team members, who must be able to talk to me and talk to the other team members. I have fired docotors and will not hesitate to do it in the future. Emergencies do happen and I see those as out of the doctor’s ability to control. BUT the staff has the responsibility to keep you informed and let you know when he is expected back-so you can get other things done while waiting or they need to rechedule. I also always take projects that I can work on while I am waiting-such as coloring-I plan ahead to minimize tools needed.

    I have also learned to ask for itemized bills and challenge them when necessary.

    The current team consists of the National Health Institue (NIH) and over 10 specialists locally and a specialist in NYC. They are a great team and repect the knowledge base I have gained through the years. They see me as an “expert” also. Both of my children have spent a lot of time in the local Children’s hospital. They treated me as an important member of the team there also. You can get a working team, but it takes time and you have to get comfortable with feeling OK with firing doctors that have a God complex. There are awesome doctors out there who understanding they are PRACTICING medicine, so therefore they do not have all the answers but are willing to learn. And believe me we are constantly learning about my Behcets which is complicated with 23 other diseases. Even lyesterday we had another learning round with the chemo I am getting. If it can go wrong it will, lol.

    I have also found being able to laugh and looking at the disease as a gift from God that has opened up other doors really helps. My ex left me shortly after becoming ill. But due to the disability I have been able toi be a stay at home Mom for my teenage boys. They have learned to be compassionate towards those with disabilities and have become awesome adults.

    Hang in there. My prayers are with you! If you need to talk feel free to contact me and I will give you my phone number.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithDecember 30, 2011 - 8:08 am

    Oh my these colors and papers are simply gorgeous together. Add in you creativeness, and it is just stunning. Love the sentiment. As for your doctor appt., I think there are a lot of surgeons’ who are very good at what they do and actually love what they do but who lack people skills . Their true love and best qualities actually shine thru in the OR. That is why after the original discussion of what he can or cannot do for you, he/she turns the pre-op and post-op over to the PA’s. I know a little about this, because my son-in-law is an Orthipedic PA in Emergency and OR. Like you, I am always more comfortable with someone who is personable and likeable. But that does not mean that they are necessarilly the best in their field. It just means that it puts me more at ease.

  • Sherry KushibabDecember 30, 2011 - 8:26 am

    These are some of my favorite colors and you have done an outstanding job of layering them – what a beautiful card.
    Hang in there with the doctors….this is a very busy time of year as everyone tries to use up spending accounts or squeeze in things before their new deductibles kick in. That said, if his manner doesn’t improve I would move on. After surgery on my right shoulder and real disappointment I moved on to a new Doc on my left and was much happier and he was much better. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterDecember 30, 2011 - 9:29 am

    Beautiful, love this color combo and that border idea is so cool !!
    Wow that is a very long wait, and then to have the feeling that he isn’t into his job must be awful… wishing you all the best!ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelDecember 30, 2011 - 9:32 pm

    I simply adore this card, the colors are so gorgeous together, the borders are so creative and adore the simple quote.. the bow and colors of the ribbons add so much to the card… This card is fabulous!!
    As far as the doctor goes, I would never wait 2 1/2 hours for a new doctor then to have a rotton attitude on top I would never go see him again.. no one deserves a doctor with bad bedside manners.. If he is tired, then he should not be seeing patients outside of the hospital and if he is like that all the time, he should not be a doctor… Find yourself another doctor Becca… There are better ones out there… more compassionate ones who will help you and answer your questions… God Bless
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • francineDecember 31, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    juste a little word ….thank you…for sharing all your great work with us…
    and a very happy new year…

    en toute amitié….with friendship


  • lacyquilterJanuary 4, 2012 - 7:33 am

    I love this color combination. And of course, I love all the fun things you do with the spellbinders dies.ReplyCancel