Hello It’s Me

Hi there blog friends – yes, I’m still here.  It’s been a challenging month and I have not felt well; being under the weather kept me away for a bit!  I have two new cards today and new dies to show and you know that makes my heart sing!  I hope you can peek in for a minute – I’ve been missing you all.  The first card I’m sharing has a little bit of a vintage flavor.  I used a faux batik technique to highlight the beautiful Embroidered Background Stamp by JustRite Papercrafts.  So many people have shared this technique online so do a google to get the basics.  I took the clean way out and instead of spritzing or using anything wet, I simple used daubers to put color where I wanted before covering and ironing off the embossing powder – I think it gives a subtle, random, aged coloring.  Then of course a layered up a group of dies!  On the bottom I started with JustRite Nested Medallion Label Dies, then stacked Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs followed by Spellbinders™ Classic Circles SM, followed by JustRite Antique Label One and finally JustRite Antique Tags One.  I separated each layer with thin foam tape and really, the build up is not too much.

I added some pearls and eyelet lace that I distressed a little bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Embroidered Background Stamp
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah Classic Crest Cream 80lb
Ink: Amuse Nutmeg, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories:  JustRite Nested Medallion Label DiesJustRite Antique Label One, JustRite Antique Tags OneSpellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs, Spellbinders™ Classic Circles SM, seam binding,  Recollections Pearls, Want2Scrap Finesse Swirls Pearls, eyelet lace, Glimmer Mist – Cork

Adding again to my Christmas stash, I used the O Christmas Tree stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I paired it with a wonderful new Spellbinders™ Medallion Five die template.  Love! Love! Love!!  I embellished the bottom of the card with Spellbinders™ Asian Accents  and Spellbinders™ Classic Edges One and offset the scallops and finished off with a a tiny oval tag from Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags.

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – O Christmas Tree
Paper: Bazzill, My Minds Eye, Kraft Paper
Ink: Amuse French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Medallion Five,  Spellbinders™ Asian Accents, Spellbinders™ Classic Edges OneSpellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags , seam binding,  Recollections Pearls, Spare Parts Brad, Maya Roads Pearl Pic

Hugs to you all, thanks for stopping by today!!

  • Debbie BOctober 29, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    I love your cards today. I too am in love with the medallion five. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RoneyOctober 29, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Beautiful cards, Becca! So glad to hear you’re feeling better! Blessings! KathyReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleOctober 29, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for so much inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Rita QOctober 29, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Hi Becca – Hope you’ll be feeling 100% soon! Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful but I especially love the Christmas Card. Awesome cards, as always!


  • TheresaOctober 29, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Very pretty cards!! Hope you are feeling better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaOctober 29, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    Sorry to hear of your illness. GOd takes care of his Angels.
    The card is beautiful and expresses your gift.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtOctober 29, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    Beautiful cards- always such eye candy to stop by : ) Hope you are back to felling yourself soon and full of Mojo!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MOctober 29, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    We’ve missed you. Glad you are better and back with us. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you are 100% soonReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtOctober 29, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    Oh my Gosh Becca,
    These caeds are beautiful. I like the mediallon on the 2nd card. I need to get that die. Thanks for sharing. Hope you feeling better soon. Missed you.

  • RebekkaOctober 29, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    wow, both of these are just stunning Becca..Loving the bow on the second one.
    Do hope you are feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • ShelleeOctober 29, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    I have missed and been concerned about you! I am happy to hear that you are on the mend….As all have stated, these cards are beautiful, and I too, really like the way you have distressed your ribbon on the second card. wELCOME BACK!

  • CynthiaOctober 29, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    Wonderful pieces! I especially like the antiqued ribbon on the second card. Take care of yourself, Becca. ~CynthiaReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessOctober 29, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Welcome back. Have missed you. Great cards. Like them both. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 29, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better Becca! :) BOTH cards are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! VINTAGE & ALL!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE them BOTH!!!!!!!!! :) (little sigh from all the BEAUTY!!!!!! That Vintage feel just makes me feel COZY! ) :) THANKS BECCA! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsOctober 29, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    We have been worried about you ~ glad you are feeling some better! These are two just beautiful cards! Love the vintage look. I must get the bowmaker soon ~ I am always so jealous of the multiple bows on your cards and love the seam binding as ribbon. Could you give us a hint as to where you order it from? Just can’t find all the wonderful colors you use! Hope you feel up to par real soon. We miss you girl when you are not giving us incentive every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary H.October 29, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    been missing your posts, thought you were just busy being Becca! So sorry to hear you were a tad poorly, and hope you are much improved by now. Both cards are – as usual – beyond loveliness. How you can think of these gorgeous designs, do this work…its beyond my comprehension. But I’m grateful you take time to share your talent in blogland. Many hugs and hope you are tiptop real soon.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SOctober 29, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Glad to see you posting again -Hope all is better now and you are OK love both of these cards- thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Carol WOctober 29, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaOctober 29, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    I wondered where you’ve been! I hope you are feeling better and are 100% back to normal!!
    Your cards are gorgeous. Just gorgeous!! Love the vintage look, love the ribbon, love the colors. Love everything!!
    Stay healthy, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Patti WilleyOctober 29, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    Very beautiful! I hope you’ll feel better soon Becca!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaOctober 29, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    Glad you are feeling better. Your cards are always worth the wait! :o)ReplyCancel

  • LageneOctober 29, 2012 - 6:36 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love your vintage goodness!ReplyCancel

  • CherylOctober 29, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    Beautiful. Love the colors. Hope you feel well soon. :)ReplyCancel

  • LorraineOctober 29, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    So glad you are on the mend. The cards are as beautiful as ever! Stunning Christmas card.ReplyCancel

  • KathyOctober 29, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    I hope you feel better very soon, Becca.

    Your cards are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DOctober 29, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    Feel better soon. Gorgeous cards as usual. Love the colors and beautiful ribbons used.ReplyCancel

  • MargieHOctober 29, 2012 - 8:15 pm

    Popping in to say feel better SOON~! Lovely cards – I’m loving those new Die D-Lites so I’m glad you are inspiring me :) Also I will be thinking about you these next couple of days…hugs to you xoReplyCancel

  • Deb VandersteegOctober 29, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Your cards are just beautiful!! I am sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you feel better soon.

    Much love and Blessings,

  • DeniceOctober 29, 2012 - 9:21 pm

    I am so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. I have wondered why I haven’t heard from you in a while. Will pray that you will feel better soon. God bless…… DeniceReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownOctober 29, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Beautiful cards!! I’m glad you’re back and hope that you are feeling better!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockOctober 29, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    Beautiful cards love the layering and all the added Bling. love your cards and the dies and stamps are super. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • MaryannOctober 30, 2012 - 1:52 am

    Wonderful card here again Becca. I have missed so much to see your gorgeous work, but first we went to the US for over a month, and then you haven´t been around since we came baxck, so really good to see you and your work here again.
    Look after yourself hun and take good care okay.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneOctober 30, 2012 - 1:55 am

    I’m glad you’re back and hope you feel better and be in the pink of health. Your cards are truly attractive especially the second one. I love this new Spellbinders medallion–so cute and elegant. Take care, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnne WesemannOctober 30, 2012 - 6:47 am

    Welcome back Becca. I really, really, really missed you. And you made it all worth the wait.ReplyCancel

  • France's BlackwellOctober 30, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Hi Becca, So glad to receive news that you are o.k. I have missed you.
    I love the cards. They are so pretty and I love the yall stamp too. May God bless and you stay well. Frances who lives close to Nahsville the country music city.ReplyCancel

  • miluOctober 30, 2012 - 12:09 pm

    everything u make is SO PRETTY Becca!!!
    miss talking to you!

  • Linda ClarkOctober 30, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    I have missed you also!! I certainly hope you are on you way to a full recovery. I love your Miss You card. That bow!!! How did you make all those layers of the bow then tie it off with one swoop?? I just love that!!
    Thanks so very much for sharing all your talents. Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealOctober 30, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    So happy to see you back in the saddle. Hope you’re feeling back to your wonderful self. These cards are breathtaking. Oh wow, I’m in card bliss.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunOctober 30, 2012 - 6:00 pm

    I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them. I love the new Die D Lites and I am looking forward to adding them to my collection.

    Juanita B.ReplyCancel

  • Alice GoehrigNovember 2, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Another beautiful card. I need a smidgen of your talent. You make such gorgeous cards.ReplyCancel