Heart of Life

Big hugs and greetings blog friends!  I hope your week is off to a magnificent start :-)   While I’m blissfully getting back into the groove, I’ve been crafty among many other activities.  You’ll laugh, but my youngest daughters bedroom furniture has been in boxes in my dining room since last May.  On Sunday I got some extra special bonding time with her while we gutted her room and banished her childhood furniture.  She now has digs befitting a college girl and had some friends over for a room warming party.  I loved the surprised look in their eyes when the rounded the hall corner to glimpse her grown up decor.  The twin sized wooden captain’s bed we carted out to the road lingered there no more than an hour before someone came by and looked upon it as treasure.  For that I’m thankful.  I didn’t think it good enough to go to the Salvation Army but I’m glad that someone can put it to use.   She told me yesterday morning that she felt like she woke up in a hotel room!  It brings to me thoughts of how very special home is and how important it is to make it a cozy place to feel safe and comfortable – home is the heart.  It inspired my card today using a wonderful sentiment from Quietfire Design called Home is the Heart.


I made a base (5.5″ x 7″) using design paper and layered on top of it corrugated cardboard which I cut using Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One on each end.  Next I layered a panel cut with Spellbinders™ Curved Matting Basics A on top of a panel embossed with Spellbinders™ Numbers and Letters (Side B) M-Bossabilities™ cut by Spellbinders™ Curved Matting Basics B.

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Home is the Heart
Paper:  Die Cuts with a View – Chateau Lavender, Recollections Corrugated Cards
Ink: Amuse – Grape
Accessories:   Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One, Spellbinders™ Curved Matting Basics A, Spellbinders™ Numbers and Letters (Side B) M-Bossabilities™Spellbinders™ Curved Matting Basics B, seam binding, Bazzill Button, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Pleated Ribbon, Hirschberg Schultz & Co Modern Romance Floral Pic, Maya Roads Trinket Pin,
 Becca’s Bow Maker

Truly sending hugs and blessings your way.  Go be crafty!!

  • Gretchen WilsonFebruary 19, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    This is so very pretty and soft, I love the quote.ReplyCancel

  • lizFebruary 19, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    such a pretty card , would love to see pictures of her room I’m sure it is an amazing room.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    Love this, Becca – and the story behind it.
    Such gentle colors – I can’t get dp to look as good as you can make corrugated card board to look! You inspire me <3ReplyCancel

  • FrancineFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:09 pm

    Very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Beautiful card! Those are my favorite color combo! So please share the before and after pictures of the bedroom remodel! With your talents I can only imagine how beautiful it is!!!!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    I take a peek daily at your blog. Whenever there is a new item, it ALWAYS takes my breath away. Your projects are always so beautiful and so artistically presented. Thank you for sharing them with us.ReplyCancel

  • DenicFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    This is such a beautiful card and I think the colors go so well together. Purple was one of my mom’s favorite colors and now it is my grand daughter’s favorite as she just had her room painted in light and dark purple. I thought it might be too much purple but adding the white furniture and chair rail really made it just right. Now she has just got to learn to keep it clean and all will be well. : ) Take care my cyber friend and many blessings to you and your family. Denice….ReplyCancel

  • joan curtisFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    I always love your cards and try to copy some of them as best I can. Where do you get your corrugated? I’ve been peeling boxes apart, but it’s tedious. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Thank you dear Becca for using the stamp today! I love the satisfaction of completing a big job like that. Congratulations! Did you have pangs as you got rid of little girl things?ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    LOVELY STORY BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND a LOVELY CARD!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    I love this card! The layers of texture really compliment the color and theme of the card. Another inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • SheriFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:34 pm

    Your card is beautiful! I know you are a private person but I know I am not the only one who would love to see her room. It sounds so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa B.February 19, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Sounds like you ha a great time with your daughter. Would love to see your finished project. Happy you have been very busy and enjoying your new and old adventure.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaFebruary 19, 2013 - 8:54 pm

    OH, I love these shades of purple! Just beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Love the card. Like the corrugated piece on the card, too.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:20 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. Loved the story behind it. Congrats to your daughter for the room make over. It is always fun to upgrade and even better when it makes such a wonderful impression on her part. I am sure with your talents, it is beautifully decorated as well.

  • Diann SandersonFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:32 pm

    Lovely Becca = glad you are getting back in full swing and I can’t wait for your first video!!! OXOXOReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:38 pm

    very pretty, love the colors, great design. so neat you could do this project together, I am the same way I love it when I put something to the curb and someone else sees use in it :)ReplyCancel

  • Ursula UphofFebruary 19, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    Beautiful card, all the layers and textures are just so lovely. Ursula xxReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 19, 2013 - 10:06 pm

    Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • croppinmamaFebruary 19, 2013 - 11:01 pm

    Love the corrugated cardboard adding nice texture and mixing casual with the feminine touches. And since purple is my favorite color, that’s a bonus!ReplyCancel

  • GinnyFebruary 19, 2013 - 11:24 pm

    Becca, only you could make corrugated cardboard look so elegant! Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 20, 2013 - 1:37 am

    Such a wonderful story Becca and such a wonderful card too. It is hard for both parts, when the childhood is cleaned out and they find out they´ve grown up and got other needs, but it´s a nessecary process, called growig up, I think. And like you say, sooo awesome, when someone else then can see the same treasure in it, as we´ve done earlier too.ReplyCancel

  • TammyFebruary 20, 2013 - 1:41 am

    Very pretty and it’s good to see you get back into crafting for us again. LOL
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthFebruary 20, 2013 - 2:07 am

    Love the texture and colour . Fab job xxxReplyCancel

  • NikkiFebruary 20, 2013 - 2:12 am

    A very beautiful card:) gorgeous colours and textures. Lovely story too and i’m sure as with your cards you have created a beautiful, dreamy bedroom for your daughter ,thankyou for sharing :) .ReplyCancel

  • CarolFebruary 20, 2013 - 4:51 am

    As always…beautiful card. Especially like the layered effect. Thank you for sharing your story–your daughter is lucky to have a mom such as you!

    Would you consider including a “Pin it’ button on your blog?ReplyCancel

  • colleen hFebruary 20, 2013 - 6:10 am

    I am in love with this card, purple is my favorite color and the saying says it all!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BFebruary 20, 2013 - 6:37 am

    I like your card today. It is a bit different for you.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealFebruary 20, 2013 - 10:25 am

    It’s a delightful card with your signature ribbon/bow treatment and a lovely sentiment from Quietfire.ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesFebruary 20, 2013 - 10:53 am

    Becca, Becca, Becca, I am just so sorry this kit venture didn’t work out for you—I do agree with your philosopy about the door and window—but it has certainly worked out for me, and I imagine the other subscribers feel the same way. I will absolutely cherish the stamps and dies I have, and never regret my subscription, and am so glad to know you are continuing to design for JustRite Stampers, one of my favorite lines! I have been away from my computer for awhile, so am just catching up! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 23, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Home is indeed the heart of life. So glad to hear that your daughter’s room makeover made her heart sing.ReplyCancel