Hold on to The Spirit of Christmas

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Good Morning friends!  Today I’m sharing a new release from Quietfire Design – just in time for Christmas (*wink*).   Suzanne has put together an incredible collection of Quietfire Christmas Designs for 2009 and they’re special enough to command the front of a card but look just as stunning on the inside of the card.  For this card I’m using a new sentiment called Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas – it’s just dazzling.  This beauty is hand penned personally by Suzanne Cannon (you know that just amazes me)!

For the card I created a medallion using Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small, Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large.  This medallion is nestled on top of Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame which is a lovely frame.  It was pure serendipity to see the result of lacing the frame with 1/4" ribbon.  The only matching ribbon I had was the large ribbon so I tied a bow on the side.  All my layers are smudged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Quietfire Design – Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket – Wonderland, The Paper Company – Cream White
Ink:  Versafine Sepia, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small, Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large, Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame, Ribbon, Pearls

I hope you are well into a glorious week!


  • PatiNovember 3, 2009 - 10:37 am

    BEAUTIFUL & elegant as usual! I love the colors and the sentiment. Suzanne’s calligraphy is beautiful .ReplyCancel

  • TinaHNovember 3, 2009 - 10:38 am

    BOY, did I miss you! It so nice to see you are back, and if I had known how to email you yesterday I would have – thank you again Becca for providing such an awesome inspirational blog. Welcome back, you were missed!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RNovember 3, 2009 - 10:39 am

    Stunning…simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • ToshNovember 3, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Gorgeous Becca!! Love the ribbon treatment and the fabulous papers!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneNovember 3, 2009 - 10:44 am

    Spectacular Becca! I’m speechless!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaNovember 3, 2009 - 10:56 am

    Love the sentiment!!! You have framed it beautifully as usual. Great DP and a fabulous rich bow. Your ba-aack :DReplyCancel

  • MaxineNovember 3, 2009 - 11:33 am

    So well put together! Love the colors and sentiment on the card.
    Very impressive.


  • Jenny S. (UK)November 3, 2009 - 11:35 am

    Fabulous card. I love the way you have threaded the ribbon. Lovely colours. Very lush. I love Quietfire Designs will have to get a couple of Christmas sentiments….thanks for pointing me in that direction and for continuing to inspire me with your wonderful creations.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.November 3, 2009 - 11:39 am

    Gorgeous card!! What a lovely sentiment and Suzanne’s the hand done script is gorgeous. I love your ribbon treatment on the frame and the beautiful bow. Glad you’re back! tfsReplyCancel

  • HeatherNovember 3, 2009 - 11:48 am

    Becca – beautiful – as ever. Gorgeous colours and the ribbon threaded through the frame is so lush along with the fabulous bow. I am seriously thinking of buying some of those caligraphy stamps.
    (So pleased your back)

  • CindyNovember 3, 2009 - 11:51 am

    Another gloriously beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CarolenNovember 3, 2009 - 12:08 pm

    Love what you did with the scalloped edged frame!
    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • annekeNovember 3, 2009 - 12:37 pm

    hoi Becca

    so beautyfull again
    greetings annekeReplyCancel

  • Miss GNovember 3, 2009 - 1:06 pm


    yet another beauty I love the colors and the ribbon is adorable!

    You were missed in just the time you were offline!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenNovember 3, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    So beautiful, it has an antigue look to it. The weaving added that something special. Thanks for sharing Becca.
    Hugs, JudyReplyCancel

  • Karen WNovember 3, 2009 - 3:04 pm

    This is just so rich and stunning looking!!! I love it an so glad you are back we missed you!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeNovember 3, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    That creation is a real beauty!
    Love what you did with the frame. GREAT IDEA!!!!!
    The bow is a real stunner too.


  • EzminaNovember 3, 2009 - 3:44 pm

    Stunning!!! Love the weaving and color combination.

    Wonderful to see your site back up and running!!ReplyCancel

  • Marion (Australia)November 3, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    Hi Becca!

    I love what you have done with this card. what a good idea weaving the ribbon through the frame. Love the DP and also the verse.
    Hugs MarionReplyCancel

  • BarbaraNovember 3, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Welcome Back!! I missed my daily fix of seeing your creative and fabulous work. :) Love the ribbon weaving idea and the verse is perfectReplyCancel

  • MaryNovember 3, 2009 - 4:24 pm

    Welcome back Becca you have surely proven the value of backup, what a daunting task it would have been to have to start from scratch.
    Your cards are absolutely glorious and I have to make out a shopping list every time you post a new creation :) it is all your fault that I have to spend money on craft stuff :)ReplyCancel

  • GillianNovember 3, 2009 - 5:24 pm

    Welcome back Becca. I was lost yesterday without being able to get into your site. Thank You so much for brightening my day with your creative talents. God Bless you. Keep on backing up!ReplyCancel

  • ChristyNovember 3, 2009 - 6:43 pm

    Wow Love Love Love what you did with the ribbon winding around the frame very clever :) You are always grate source of inspiration:)ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanNovember 3, 2009 - 11:07 pm

    Oh Becca, I really miss you. You are my daily inspriation and I was lost.
    But your card is one of the prettest and was well worth the wait.
    Glad your back and everything is ok.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia SellersNovember 4, 2009 - 4:22 am

    Hi Becca,
    Gorgeous creations, I follow you most days, I’ve left you an award on my blog, you are such an inspirational and clever lady!!!!!!!
    I can’t wait to see what you come up with next when you use your spellbinders and your the reason I’m hooked on JustRite stamps LOL
    Thanks Hugs Sonia xxxxReplyCancel

  • MarionNovember 4, 2009 - 4:45 am

    Hi Becca, Did wonder what had happened to you no emails to follow up on, just thank goodness you’re back and… with a lovely card too.
    Marion UKReplyCancel

  • marcelleNovember 4, 2009 - 5:36 am

    I am so pleased that we did not lose you, my friends and I would go nuts if you were not around. We so love all of your work and you are daily inspiration. (After God that is). thank you for sharing all the talent God has given you with all of us we certainly appreciate it. Our husbands are not to fond of you, we keep spending more and the stamps, ribbon, markers and such are beginning to take over. We do pray that the companies you work for understand how much influence you have and show you that in some tangible way. For now we are happy to see you again.ReplyCancel

  • IleneNovember 4, 2009 - 8:50 am

    Becca, Becca, Becca – – – thank goodness you are back again!! I was so worried. I am selfish enough to admit I get so very much of my inspiration from you. I absolutely love the elegance and work you put into your creations and it just pushes me that much more to try and be better and be more creative. I used to be a copy cat but since my “meeting” you, I think I am learning to go my way also. Thank you ever so much for all you do and all your inspiration. God, indeed, did bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowNovember 4, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Becca….I freaked when your blog disappeared…. I went to Google and SCS and finally to ODB sent them e-mails asking what had happen because I couldn’t think or your e address.. ! So glad everything is okay. Your friend and admirer, Linda BReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowNovember 4, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Becca….I freaked when your blog disappeared…. I went to Google and SCS and finally to ODB sent them e-mails asking what had happened because I couldn’t think or your e address.. ! So glad everything is okay. Your friend and admirer, Linda BReplyCancel

  • ClaretNovember 4, 2009 - 2:37 pm

    I just bought that spellginders frame a few weeks ago when Hobby Lobby had their sale. I surely love the way you suded it.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon A. KyserNovember 4, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Your cards are always works of art. Your testimony comes in loud and clear & is appreciated so much.
    Thank you for your inspirations. I love each one.

  • Linda LittleNovember 4, 2009 - 6:09 pm

    Your cards are always beautiful so taseful and i love the praise cardsReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)November 4, 2009 - 11:40 pm


    Oh my gosh, this card is so pretty that I was wishing I could reach up to my computer monitor and pick it right off the screen to keep. I love how you weaved the ribbon in with the punched border.

    So sorry you had blog site problems the other day. I wondered what was going on, but then figured it was just a problem that you would have taken care of in a day or two. How frustrated you must have been.

    Well, I am off to look at your next creation, I’m a little behind on my blog browsing again (dog gone house work gets in the way)


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 5, 2009 - 12:34 pm

    Beautiful, love the rich colors and the wrapping of the ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Laura ~ Layers of ColorNovember 7, 2009 - 1:57 pm

    Marvelous Becca! I’d love to see what you would do with Layers of Color stamps! Please let me know if you’d be interested in being a guest designer!

    And…You’re invited to come get your FREE digis and enter our HUGE prize drawing today!

    hugs and God bless!ReplyCancel

  • CYNTHIA BEYNONNovember 7, 2009 - 10:19 pm




  • niseNovember 8, 2009 - 7:07 am

    I just love a great calligrapher and her stamps are so cover worthy. Your colors set it off perfectly. That spellbinders scallop frame is so pretty. Thanks for sharing and glad you’re back on line for those of us who need a bit of beauty in our day.ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}November 8, 2009 - 6:07 pm

    So beautiful – I just love how you laced the ribbon through the frame. Such an elegant card!ReplyCancel