Happy Mother’s Day

Late day greetings (blush) :-).  Guilty!!  Guilty of sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air today.  No worries, I was dreaming of a flower I wanted to make and I made it.  This was my first try and it spurred lots of other thoughts and variations.  At any rate, I thought it would be a pretty embellishment for a Mothers Day Card.  This month Our Daily Bread Designs released two sets of stamps for Mothers (Day) and Fathers (Day).  Here I’m using the Happy Mother’s Day set with the traditional Mother’s Day sentiment however, there are sentiments for daughters and grandmothers plus the sentiments can be used just the celebrate the strength of each gender. 

Oh by the way, K & Company released a pad of paper called the Best of Brenda Walton that I picked up at Michaels a couple of weeks ago.  Well color me grateful (after I did my happy dance) because it brings back so many of the papers I love.  This is one of them.  What a gorgeous paper – I tried to keep it as clean as I could *smile*.

Because I wanted the flower to have a solid base and a foundation to glue all of my pieces to, I used Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant as a collar.  Then to embellish the flower I picked the most delicate scrolly Spellbinders pieces to make the ensemble.  For the sentiment I used Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags and for the curly flourishes I used Spellbinders™ Doodleparts.   My card is 6" x 6" as are most of my cards and for the envelope I used my Martha Stewart Score Board with its envelope making instructions.  The envelope formats out to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Yes, this card actually fits in that envelope.  I’m not in the least bit sad if the petals have to lay down – when it comes out of the envelope it’s still attractive and most people who get this type of card know to fluff up the bows.  Wink, wink you know what I mean.   One of the best conversations my stamping girlfriends and I have is what kind of card to send to various recipients.  Yep, there are some people who toss cards a week after the event and there are those who keep them forever.   I try to keep that in mind when I’m designing.  How about you?  Inquiring minds want to know ;-)

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs –  Happy Mother’s Day
Paper:  The Paper Company – Cottonwood, K&Co. – The Best of Brenda Walton
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Eyelets Pendant, Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags, Spellbinders™ Doodleparts, Pearl Brad (Michaels), Ribbon

  • Sharon FieldApril 16, 2010 - 6:36 pm

    Your cards never seem to amaze me………..God has definitely given you a huge dose of talent! I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 16, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Lovely card! I made my Mother’s Day card today, too as I want to show it on Claire’s blog tomorrow. She’s having a waltz – yay! My, but when I started writing down the deets, Irealized I had a lot of details! That brings me to your question: I definitely make design choices based on the recipient. I was once going to give a B’day card to my sister’s friend. She quietly told me her friend keeps nothing. Well, that was easy for me, design-wise, lol! My sister and a couple of my girl friends have told me they keep all my cards. One, in fact, is going to make a collage of them in a shadow box. That is some compliment! I must admit there are some of my own cards I choose to keep, as well.
    Have a great w/e!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamApril 16, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Beautiful card and flower. TFSReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayApril 16, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Be still my heart! It’s absolutely breathtaking Becca! I love Brenda Walton. I was at Michael’s the other day and missed this paper pad, I’ll have to go back.ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaApril 16, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Yes —- I do keep in mind what my recipient will do with my card. One lovely lady has a basket she keeps all the hand crafted cards she receieves. Another one tosses them the next day. Guess who get the cards with time invested in them? :-) I love your card for today. that ribbon flower is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieApril 16, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Beautiful colors and just love your flower! I also keep in mind my recipient when designing. I made birthday cards for people in my office and the other day someone asked me about the cost and I said it wasn’t too awful much but the best part was walking around the office and seeing my creations sitting on people’s desks, even men!! It is always nice to make something for someone you know will appreciate it! Hugs, StephanieReplyCancel

  • Anna/OmaApril 16, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Another gorgeous card! Love the paper. I am going to a Scrap Fest tomorrow in Kitchener On so will have to keep an eye out for it. My daughter keeps all the cards and baskets I’ve made for them. In fact; I’ve been known to take pictures of the cards after I’ve mailed them out to her daughters….ReplyCancel

  • carol b.April 16, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    You are so right Becca, about thinking of what the person will do with your cards after getting them. I always keep that in mind. Sometimes I’m surprised at some of the people who keep my cards. Love your new flower embellishment.
    carol b.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie A.April 16, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    As always this is a BEAUTIFUL card and it gives me the inspiration to make my Mother’s Day cards this year. I am always to nervous and afraid they won’t be delicate or fancy enough. Thanks for the inspiration!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary GuikemaApril 16, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    I love this card. I will have to head to Michael’s to check this paper pad out. The paper you used is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • SuziApril 16, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    I would never throw one that beautiful away! I make a lot of little favor-type gifts, usually containing chocolate. It always surprises me when someone just rips into, hardly noticing my efforts. I expect it from kids, but lady-friends? At least give it a second look! On the other hand, I feel strange when I see they are hanging onto something in which the chocolate must be might stale by now. (“Oh, I’m glad you liked it, but eat the chocolate truffle or I will!”) No pleasing me, I guess! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnApril 16, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Absolutely 100% AWESOME!! I love the flower.ReplyCancel

  • LisaApril 16, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    okay, if i gave this card to my mom, well, she wouldn’t be askin’ what i do all day- that’s fer sher :) anyway- i love this paper, that envelope, and i loved that flowery vellum from the other day… and those spellbinders- Hellloooooooo. let me know when you want to clean your closet!ReplyCancel

  • LisaApril 16, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    ooooh lucky 13…ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CApril 16, 2010 - 7:03 pm

    What a beautiful card. I absolutely love it! I must look for that paper!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 16, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    That card is just stunning. You are just so darn
    creative. You were dreaming of this flower and
    look……You made your dream come true.


  • KarenApril 16, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    I love your card. When I send a card I don’t sign it, I put a note in it and hope that after they enjoy the card they will send it on. I have friends who keep everyone but I also have friends who send them on. I have also gotten them back later on as a thank you for something else from the person I sent it to. One with an apology because she wrote on the card before she thought about it.

  • EarlineApril 16, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Gorgeous love it send me one I will cherish itReplyCancel

  • RandiApril 16, 2010 - 7:14 pm

    Beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 16, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Your cards are sooo spectacular. I have saved every card I have received since 1985. That was a long time before I ever started making my own cards. I recently had a friend send me an email, saying she could never send me a “regular” card, since I send my “hand crafted card”. I told her… I love to receive cards and still go back and read and enjoy all of my “regular”cards as well as the hand crafted ones I receive now. I look forward to your inspirations as well.

  • AndreaAApril 16, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Beautiful card Becca,
    Yes I know what you are saying about the cards.
    My last Aunt passed away last December.
    My cousin sent me some stuff down from Michigan.
    In it was an album that had every card that I had made my Aunt.
    It was kinda fun to look back and see the changes.ReplyCancel

  • TeresaApril 16, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Just Beautiful as always. I know a few of my closest friends keep all my cards. I even framed one from a friend that she bought. Gold angels. She is now up with other angels in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Ann I.April 16, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    Another gorgeous card..as usual!ReplyCancel

  • kraftychicApril 16, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Stunning as always! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 16, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    Becca this is gorgeous, I love the paper and the flower tha you created.
    My mother gets the bulk of my cards, and she displays them on a table in the entrance. Some times she will carry wome them with her to show the girls at the water co where she goes to pay her bill :). She is my biggest fan.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieApril 16, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    I love love your card Becca . I love your flower technique as well (hint,hint)!!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 16, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous!! The flower is splendid!
    I don’t have a large family so I don’t make as many cards as some people make. I make the nicest cards I am able to make. When I give a card to someone I know I enjoyed making it and hopefully they enjoyed getting it . If they keep it I am pleased, but if they don’t keep it I know it conveyed my sentiments that they were important enough for me to take the time to make a card rather than grab a quick one off of a rack in the store.ReplyCancel

  • judy baileyApril 16, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    I have been asked to make someone a mothers day card, this is a beautiful example, i love the flower–wish i had your creative mind but since i don’t , i will try to make the flower in my feeble way and i know it will never come out as beautiful as yours. do you still do tutorials on line ?? and if so , where would i find them. the lord has truly blessed you and i know you are a true blessing to the recipients of your cards. I teach techniques on rare occasion at my house with a few girlfriends, i don’t get to do it much as i am disabled and just wish i could do more but going over a tutorial of yours with the girls would be so awsome ! keep up the good work and always remember this saying that has spoken to me in a special way and i pray it will speak to you also” The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that outlasts it” i’m not sure who wrote it , but , your cards will leave alot of people blessed and can change the outcome of their day, it most definatley can outlast you ! when you think of the impact it has on others, wow ! God Bless, judy baileyReplyCancel

  • CorrieApril 16, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    I love this flower, and I know what you mean about who gets a card. I don’t buy cards anymore since I have to justify the stash somehow, but I always give simple cards to people who toss them or show no appreciation. If I know the card will be appreciated I will put more effort in it. I used to get discouraged that people would toss the card or not say anything but then I realized that I made them for me and not them. If I enjoy making the card then it was worth my time.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna L. MApril 16, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Absoooolutely I keep each person in mind. The simplest of cards go to kids and my sister ’cause she doesn’t keep ANYTHING.

    Lovely card BeccaReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 16, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    I must confess that I do think of who is receiving the card. If I think they will really appreciate and notice the details, then they get a more detailed, time consuming card. If I think they’ll just glance at it, then they get a simpler, fast card. I also, frequently write my notes on an insert so that they can then use the card to send to someone else.
    This Mother’s Day card is a beauty. Will have to look for that paper pack, maybe it’s got some of my old fav’s in it! You continue to amaze!

  • Anita BewleyApril 16, 2010 - 9:06 pm


    I really enjoy your cards and usually print out directions and the supply list for later card creation ideas. So far, I have only had one former co-worker ask, “What do I do with the card after the holiday (or birthday)?” One of my friends asked for help in making an album to store all the cards I send her. Two of my friends pull cards out of their collections from past years to make birthday or holiday displays on a table or mantle. Needless to say, those friends have lots of time and attention put into creating their cards!!!


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  • Michelle HApril 16, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Such a lovely card…and I love that paper! Brings back some happy memories of when I first starting papercrafting! I also think about the recipient and what they’re going to do with the card after they receive it. :)ReplyCancel

  • chrisdApril 16, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    I so enjoy making cards especially when they go to people who I know will enjoy a hand crafted card. Yours are so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekApril 16, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    There are very few recipients of my cards that I wonder about whether they save them. Most everyone at one time or another makes the comment that they save all my cards. I know several who put out all the Christmas cards I’ve made each year as a special display. My sister-in-law gifted me with a collaged placemat of cards sent to her and my brother. (I had mixed emotions on that one but know her heart was in the right place! and I do like the placemat.) I had a friend return my cards to me when she was downsizing because she couldn’t bear to throw them away. She now enjoys receiving them and returning them to me shortly after…and I’m glad to get them back. One man told me he had sent his get well card from me on to another friend who would appreciate it because he wasn’t about to just throw it away! When my youngest sister died I claimed the scrapbooks she had compiled of my cards. There is the joy in making them; yet it surely does do one’s heart good to know they are appreciated!! The other thing I’ve noticed: cards that are sent to me are selected for their beauty and uniqueness! It’s like they don’t want to just send a ‘regular ole’ card. I rather hate to see them spend the money on them but I do appreciate the thoughtfulness behind their actions and so, naturally, I save them. Thanks for all your sharing and beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 16, 2010 - 10:24 pm

    Becca, your latest card is magnificent! Love the colors and esp. the flower! Yes, I do keep the recipient in mind when designing cards, esp. b’day
    & get-well cards. Most of my major holiday cards are made in batches though, but even then I might add a little something special for the ones who tell me they keep them &/or put them out each holiday. That’s flattering & you feel like your time/effort was well spent. Since you share your card designs with so many, I hope you know how special we all think you are! TFS! Carol :)ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 16, 2010 - 10:39 pm

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Becca! Lovely ribbon and such flower. I definitely take into consideration who the recipient of the card will be in direct correlation to how much I put into it. Glad you were able to enjoy some wonderful weather and relax a bit :DReplyCancel

  • DebraKApril 16, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    I am THRILLED to see your matching envelope and your envie specs!!! And it is soooo beautiful to boot–(of course it is!) I was just in Michaels this evening on a quick trip in and out, and for once I skipped over the paper—darn! I love Brenda Walton’s designs!!! Ok, I might have to squeeze in some time tomorrow but might have to wait until Sunday to get back over there. Your card is beautiful; I love the lime green and pink combo. It is a very girly-girl, classy piece of art, Becca! I have a big stash of scrapbook stuff, and actually have only recently started making cards, but I’d have to say that I sure hope no one actually throws my cards away. One girlfriend told me she put it on her fireplace to display, and said she didn’t think she’d throw it away–I told her she better not! And if she was going to, she better give it back to me. Her and two other girly friends told me I could sell my cards, but I said, “You guys should see Becca’s cards! SHE could sell hers. I am SOOO much an amateur and am just barely getting my feet wet!” They are my Guinea pigs and don’t even realize it! heheReplyCancel

  • Mindy BaxterApril 16, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    WOW, This is beautiful. I love the ribbon flower. Stunning!

    I’m very picky with who I give my cards too, I give a lot to a friend of mine who loves them and would never throw them away. I dont really mail them, just hand them to the people I give them too, I’ve recently tried to sell them but for the most part, I keep them!ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuApril 16, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca. Please share a tutorial with us on how to make the flower and how to make perfect bows… yours are always so pretty.
    Yes, I often consider who is getting the card before to determine what effort / embellies to put into it … sadly, many don’t bother to keep or appreciate them, but certainly there are those who do. But for me, the joy is largely in the hands-on making of the card …. I don’t really like ‘digi-stamps’ and computer generated work… your handmade cards are pure artistry.ReplyCancel

  • LindaApril 16, 2010 - 10:49 pm

    That is a stunning card Becca. For me making cards is my therapy and my down time and I love the process so much it matters not if the recipient keeps the card for 5 minutes or 5 years….the joy was in the making and the giving and that’s what matters most to me. xLReplyCancel

  • Susan GApril 16, 2010 - 10:56 pm

    to me, THIS card is a gift in itself!!

    Sadly I think most of the people I know, do not save cards. Maybe my mom…

    Due to this fact I find myself holding back often, on what I would put on a card or into a card…thinking it is going to get thrown away in a few weeks. I am disabled and on SS which is a mere pittance of what I earned as a F/T MRI Technologist. So It is a frugal thing for me…do I really want to put pricey ribbon and charms on a card that someone is going to toss?…Or can I get away with some buttons and cheaper ribbon.

    I find I rather put the “money products” into my scrapbooking.

    Right now my goal is getting my hands on some Nestabilities as I have none. I would also like a few more embossing folders.


  • Catherine from London, UKApril 17, 2010 - 1:24 am

    This is such a pretty card! I really know what you mean about not wanting to cover the paper sometimes because it is so beautiful, though you, Becca, always manage to add to the beauty. Sometimes I end up just not using the paper!

    I wish I had learned the lesson about tempering the design to suit the person: a few months ago, I was still new to embossing and a 50th birthday was looming. I sent for a 12 x 12 paper that I chose – yes, a single paper that I could not find locally; then spent all of my precious Saturday – several hours of it, anyway – sketching, embossing and glittering the design on the paper; stamping and using a host of new techniques, until I got it as right as I was ever going to get it. It was my best ever card (still is!). As I was then running late for the party, I popped the card in the present bag and gave it without scanning or photographing it.

    A couple of weeks later, I asked if I could borrow the card back for a little while so I could photograph it, only to be told that it had been thrown away within the week. I was so shocked. It taught me to always photograph or scan a successful card and once it’s given, to release the ownership of it, no matter how much of myself went into its making, but it is a hard lesson to learn.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WApril 17, 2010 - 3:51 am

    Just gorgeous and I will be checking out that pad of paper from Michael’s I love her papers.ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissApril 17, 2010 - 4:39 am

    Honestly, I only give my handmade cards that I have spent forever making, to those I know will keep them and cherish them. Others, I make simple cards for.

    Your card is nothing short of magnificent, Becca. Of course, the fact that it is PINK, has a “little” bit to do with the fact that I LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 17, 2010 - 4:47 am

    Just beautiful Becca, both the card and the envelope. Pink and green are such a pretty combination. That’s a pretty flower Becca, maybe we could see another Becca-Bits on the how to of the flower. Brenda Walton always has lovely designs.

    I make cards and send them all the time and I receive plenty of cards, it would sadden me if I took my time and made someone a card and they threw it away. I keep all the cards that I receive.

    As always Becca,TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • JanApril 17, 2010 - 5:36 am

    Beautiful card!

    I myself keep every card I receive.

    For my recipients, I am not sure, but twice my recipients have told me they were framing the cards I made them…boy, was I flattered.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann TApril 17, 2010 - 5:40 am

    Your card is beautiful, as usual. I derive so much inspiration from your work.

    My husband and I often discuss whether or not the people I send cards to appreciate the thought and time I put into them. I know that some of my family and friends save them, one of my girlfriends has even framed a couple and has them displayed in her home. But many don’t even acknowledge the card. But I work just as hard on every one’s card, because I care about them and derive pleasure myself in the creating. To me cards are like any gift, I give because I want to not because I want thanks.ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 17, 2010 - 5:45 am

    ok, i have to confess … i’m a card hoarder. it’s almost to the point of ridiculous now. everyone in our little group comments on how pretty a card is then laughs and says too bad no one will ever get it. i finally gave up a few Christmas cards this year. actually alot of them. if there is a card that i really like i send it to my husband. that way i can retrieve it for keeps. your card is gorgous.ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningApril 17, 2010 - 7:00 am

    Totally breathtaking Becca! GORGEOUS paper and love the envelope! I’ve been looking at the MS score board wondering if I need it… maybe I do! Blessings on your weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Pam SpradlinApril 17, 2010 - 7:13 am

    This is such a beautiful card…from the paper to the flower to the design. WOW! I just love it.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy CApril 17, 2010 - 7:58 am

    Such a beautiful flower embellishment! I’m gonna have to try this one! Yes, I keep in mind who the card is for because my MIL throws away all cards the day after the event. She doesn’t even keep them around for a few days! Can you believe that?ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 17, 2010 - 8:18 am

    Becca – another BEAUTIFUL card. I love that paper; will have to see if my Michaels has it. And your flower is absoluely exquisite. Yes, I have those special people who save their cards, they get extra love and care. In fact, I have a very very special friend who never ever even acknowledged my cards, omg, not nice. And then there is a very special older couple I volunteer with and they keep my cards displayed all year in the living room, and when it’s replaced the next year, the previous year moves to another room. They call me Miss Hallmark. Now that makes me feel good. They even leave notes on my answering machine calling me that when they call to thank me for brightening their days. They know the love that goes into the cards we make!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BApril 17, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Beautiful card as usual. I tend to give handmade cards to everyone who appreciates them. If I find that someone has thrown the card away, I just purchase their card next time. Most of the time people really do appreciate the value of a handmade card.ReplyCancel

  • MargApril 17, 2010 - 8:51 am

    What a beautiful card! I usually give handmade cards whenever I send a card. I know that some people keep all my cards and others don’t. To be honest, it doesn’t really affect how I design a card. I just really enjoy making cards.ReplyCancel

  • Fonda TottenApril 17, 2010 - 8:54 am

    Once again, you’ve created a beautiful card with simplicity. Just what I like to see. The paper is gorgeous by itself and doesn’t need any additional stamping. And the embellishments are done just right. Love your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • DarsiApril 17, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Another gorgeous card, Becca! If someone threw away one of YOUR handmade cards, I would seriously have to question their sanity! lol They are art and should be displayed–just saying! :)ReplyCancel

  • SandiApril 17, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Beautiful card again! I am always amazed at your attention to details, I wish I could be as diligent! I confess that I sometimes spend a little less time on cards that I know are not really appreciated, unless it is a sympathy card (those I always try to spend a little extra effort on) I am always ridiculously pleased when someone compliments me on a card I have given.ReplyCancel

  • CharlieDKApril 17, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Lovely flower – sadly I don’t have a mother to make one for anymore. I am absolutely with you on the who gets which card thought.

    I have very easy xmas cards for those who toss them and special ones for those who cherish them.ReplyCancel

  • emilyApril 17, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Beautiful card and the embellishment is soooo pretty! I know what you mean about BW paper. K&Co paper is usually so pretty and good quality.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Traci S.April 17, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Hi Becca~

    What a wonderful card. I love her papers as well. Do I feel another Becca tutorial coming on with these new flowers you are making and thinking about? I hope so. This is a beautiful flower.

    I save, save, save every card from everywhere for everyone in our family. Should I only save those with
    special messages, or being hand made? Sometimes I use cards for examples…take a bit of this idea…a smidge of that one. So, I have an entire closet full of cards family members have received over the years.

    Would you please write about what you suggest we do? Some of the cards received over the years are well, nothing special. And, please, start your new tutorial! :) We love you, Becca!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (I am at SCS, if you would like to reply to me.)ReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannApril 17, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous Card!!! Love it…..I usally make simple card for my friends and relatives in Europe (probably because I think they will not keep them.But I could be wrong…..)And then there are my stamping buddies who will get the best….why?Because they appreciate,want to learn a new technique and will cherish this card until they deceide to take it appart and reuse the pieces on the card which I have no problem doing too after a while!Have an awesome weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Val WApril 17, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Beeeeauuuuutiful card Becca! That flower embellishment is gorgeous. Is there a tutorial for it? I love the designer paper you used too.
    I have to say, that I send my “fancier” cards to people that I know will appreciate them the most. For the ones that I know will toss them soon after receiving them, I still make nice cards, but not as intricate as for the ones who will ooh and aah over them, and cherish my effort. I must say that I was quite touched by how appreciative my minister’s wife was when I sent them a sympathy card on the death of their brother-in-law. She loved it, said she was going to keep it, and was going to scrapbook a page using it. Definitely, other scrappers/stampers “get” your efforts.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanApril 17, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    I doubt if I would ever throw away a hand-made card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ZamoraApril 17, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Beautiful card, as usual. I, too, think of what will happen to my card when it is in someone else’s home. I hope it is cherished.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ZamoraApril 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Beautiful card and flower, as always. I too, wonder what happens to my cards when they find new homes. I hope they are cherished.ReplyCancel

  • VioletApril 17, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Beautiful card once again but alas, I have no mother or grandmother living to send one too. I do make cards for some ladies in a nearby nursing home that have no family to visit but they have not had children so I think I’ll just them a Welcome Spring card.

    I too wonder how long people keep the handcrafted cards I make. I sell a few to the ladies in the quilt guild I belong to and one of them stopped and said, “I shouldn’t buy your cards. I still have the last ones I bought because I like them so much I don’t want to give them away”. That was one of the nicest compliments I have ever had.ReplyCancel

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  • Brenda SticklerApril 18, 2010 - 7:47 am

    Your card is a beautiful creation! You are blessed with so much talent and I appreciate you sharing it with all of us! The paper is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Sue from ScotlandApril 18, 2010 - 7:50 am

    what a beautiful beautiful card. I really love it, thanks for sharing. How did you make the flower?ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresApril 18, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Breath Taking..So soft & Gentle, just like my Mother. Thanks for the beautiful creation. Hope you got my response on winning your blog candy. Thanks so Much for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)April 18, 2010 - 9:23 am

    what a beautiful card !
    I so agree with ‘Marg” Some people I send cards to keep them others don’t … but that doesn’t change a bit the way I make my cards …I just love making cards and letting my creativity pour out.
    Have a great Sunday !ReplyCancel

  • Arlene SApril 18, 2010 - 10:32 am

    LOVE this card. I tell all my stamping buddies about your site. You are a true inspiration.

    Will you be giving directions for the flower any time soon?

    Have a great week
    Arlene SReplyCancel

  • LeslieApril 18, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Oh this is beautiful! I love that flower and enjoy making my own flowers but your flower looks much better than mine. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sue WApril 18, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Hello Becca,

    Fantabulous! Once again, you’ve hit on a diamond.

    About the sending cards to people – I, too, think before I make a card for someone. If that someone is not a ‘keeper’ type, I make a simple card (still nice but not over the top) and send it off.

    If they, like my friend Debbie, have a dedicated box for cards I’ve given her, she gets one that might, perhaps, take me two days to finish.

    For others who would keep the card for a while, at least, before finding it unnecessary to keep longer, I will put some more effort and thought into the embellishment of the card.

    Always, though, I keep in mind the person who is receiving the card and make it to their taste rather than mine. Masculine types of cards in particular.

    Anyway, that’s my two-cents-worth.

    Enjoy the week ahead and keep on keeping on!ReplyCancel

  • SarahApril 18, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Your cards always make my eyes pop out, they are so stunning. I know what you mean by sending cards to those who truly appreciate them and won’t throw them in the trash after just a week or so. I can’t bear the thought of all that time and effort going down the drain (or garbage chute!). Some of the cards that I have spent hours on remain in my collection or are sent to other die-hard stampers, but I try to send as many out as I can because I am trying to be an encouragement to others (at the same time as having an obsessive hobby!!!!)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend,
    Sarah HReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferApril 18, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    Becca, This card is soooo gorgeous and you did a wonderful job on the flower.

    Have a great week,

  • mary stuartApril 18, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    Oh Becca, so glad to hear your knee is doing well enough for you to be doing your happy dance!!
    You make the most gorgeous cards! You have certainly been blessed with a wonderful gift and i appreciate you sharing it so generously with us. I love seeing your new creations!
    i do put a lot of work into my Christmas cards and everyone on my list receives that one. i know some people will not appreciate the work as much as others, but i just focus on those who do. Those who don’t, i just hope the enjoy the card even for a moment.
    Now when it comes to birthday cards, i am more discerning.
    Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BeckyApril 19, 2010 - 5:54 am

    WOW!!! Love the flower. I would of never thought of making one like that. It is beautiful. Think I will try one today. No mine won’t look like yours, but it’s worth the try. Thanks for all your ideas. They are GREATReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 19, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Wow Becca Oh to borrow your creative brain for 1 day!. I must say, I have improved greatly on cardmaking since following you, however; I am no Becca! I will have plenty of time to practice this summer.ReplyCancel

  • Connie NealApril 20, 2010 - 4:56 am

    I’m always amazed at the people who save the cards! And I appreciate knowing that. Are you going to share how you made the beautiful flower or did I miss that somewhere? Thanks for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 22, 2010 - 11:15 am

    love the card, and in response to your question, yes i do take into consideration who i send cards to and how much time is invested in them to each recipent. many of my recipents keep my cards cause those that dont dont get them to often. get this… i have a friend here is town, she is a family friend, not close but i sent her a anniversary card cause my father was going to a 50th anniversary celebration and needed a card. it was very simple with wild asp. paper (real pretty) a few emb. and a tag wth 50th on it, I want u to know she called me and had a fit over this card, really made my day, so i try to send her cards. for easter she made us a peanut butter pie for the card i sent. isnt she sweet, oh and yes she keeps them!! funny thing is she is the wife of one of my dads ex-bosses /friends and we never really spoke now we have become good pals. it amazing what our cards can do!! I have several stories i could tell u but that is enough for now!!ReplyCancel

  • yvonneApril 28, 2010 - 1:43 am

    Your cards are beautiful. This one is just stunning.ReplyCancel