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Hi there friends, I have updates to share with you today about Blog Candy so stick with me and I’ll cover the updates at the end of this post.  In the meantime,  I’m back to share a card with you using two of the newer sets with JustRite Stampers called Romantic Sentiments Centers Rounds and Breath of Spring Borders and Centers.   I cut a frame using Spellbinders Cherry Pickin’ and cut a second oval frame using Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG #3 and #5 and popped it up over the cherry frame.  For the sentiment I cut an oval and  nestled it underneath the two frames.  In addition I used  Spellbinders Easter Borderabilities Petite create the border underneath my ribbon – I simply covered up all of the border except the very edges.

All areas are distressed with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The final touches are ribbon and pearls.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Romantic Sentiment Rounds and JustRite Breath of Spring Borders and Centers
Paper:  Webster Pages, Bazzill

Ink:  CTMH Ocean
Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Cherry Pickin’, Spellbinders Easter Borderabilities Petite, Ribbon, Pearls button.

Several have emailed me to ask about the lattice basket I created recently.  I am working on the diagram and hope to share it next week.  I have a couple of deadlines and commitment to get through first but it is coming, no worries!.

Now, as for the current blog candy, through I picked the following number:


This corresponds with Darlene J

Darlene, please reach out to me through my contact page to claim your winnings.  I sure hope the second time is the charm.  After 48 hours (Monday morning) I’ll pick a new name if I have not heard from you.

For the rest of you, no worries, I still have some items to be given away so another blog candy is going up as soon as I can get pictures of the goodies.  Please come back and jump in on the fun :-)  By the way, thank you so very much for helping me celebrate my blogaversary month!

  • AngelFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:43 am

    WOW…. I love this color! And your project is just GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • cazzyFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:44 am

    Congrats Darlene you lucky thing. Wow, more Becca, you are so generous.

    Cazzy xReplyCancel

  • DarlaFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:48 am

    Gorgeous card–love the colors and the layout!ReplyCancel

  • PaulaFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:57 am

    Lovely card Becca – I love this colour scheme and the different layers.

    By the way – well done Darlene.


    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • SallyFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:59 am

    Congrats Darlene. Loving the card and the new expressions from JRS.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn HughesFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:19 am

    Beautiful card. I love it when things aren’t lying flat but are raised off the surface.


  • janeyFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:20 am

    I’m not a ‘blue’ person, however, I really like the combinations on this card. Congratulations to Darlene!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:23 am

    I really like the background paper on this one! It calls to me! LOL! Great color combination! Another beautiful card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Love the colors of this card and it is beautiful, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:35 am

    such pretty colors and I just love the framing you come up with!ReplyCancel

  • CandiFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Beautiful! I have some of those buttons and now I know what to do with them! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.February 27, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Pretty! Love the oval border and pretty color. tfsReplyCancel

  • SandyFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Congratulations Darlene. I hope you have many hours of fun playing with your new goodies.ReplyCancel

  • CherieFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Becca, This card is so beautiful. I get so much inspiration from your blog! Your projects are just incredible. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:18 am

    Becca –

    I love this card and your choice of paper is just perfect! Congratulations Darlene.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • emilyFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Another beautiful card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DaviFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:34 am

    so beautiful love the colors and the depth the frame creates!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth GrecoFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:41 am

    Another beauty! Love the way that you framed your sentiment, making it the focal point! So elegant! TFSReplyCancel

  • MarisaFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:54 am

    Love the frames you have created on this card. Fabulous as always!ReplyCancel

  • Pretty In InkFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JudyFebruary 27, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Oh my, this is beautiful. Thank you for the beauty you give us.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:05 am

    This is so pretty, I love the colors and layers and the pearls and rose are lovely additions.. the little peak of the inside makes me wish that I could see more of it, I bet it’s just as gorgeous as the front! Congrats to Darlene… you lucky girl you!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Wonderful, but how did you keep the cherries from coming thru when you ran the SB thru the machine?ReplyCancel

  • Darlene JFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:09 am

    I am here! I accept, I accept! I hope that I am the only Darlene J. Now my next wish is that I can make a card that looks as beautiful as one of yours. Thanks so very much, I am so blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle (mitch47)February 27, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Congratulations Darlene! And to you Becca as well on your blogaversary! I have cased so much of your work, and the inspiration is flowing. Thank you, and keep up the good work. Be well.ReplyCancel

  • EvaFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:50 am

    Becca, this is gorgeous, your layering always amazes me!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.February 27, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Congrats to Darlene!

    Love the background panel on your card-so beautiful! tfs and for giving me the chance to win your blog candy-appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • MoniqueFebruary 27, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Beautiful ,beautiful card…ReplyCancel

  • AshaLatha R K PrasadFebruary 27, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    As usual lovely card, perfectly made…… OUTSTANDING!!!!! :-)


  • Diane LFebruary 27, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Congrats Darlene! Enjoy your beautiful package!
    Becca,this card is beyond beautiful!!! Love all the nesties and the colors,Gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • RufusFebruary 27, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    Congrats to Darlene. I’m sure she’ll have fun with all the goodies. Another lovely card, Becca. Love the sentiment!

  • cassieFebruary 27, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    one of my favorite sayings@ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersFebruary 27, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    I am constantly amazed at the beauty of your cards. Browns and blues are my favorite colors to work with so this card really works for me. You are very blessed indeed.

  • linda wrightFebruary 27, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Wow Becca, what a truly gorgeous card, i just adore the sophisticated look of this card. Truly lovely sentiment too. You have a truly amazing blog here, with so many gorgeous creations, i love what you have done with the ribbon on the card below too, stunning!!! love your work. Enjoy your weekend, hugs Linda xReplyCancel

  • SasyaFebruary 27, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Becca, your cards are amazing~!! and thank you for the tutorials.ReplyCancel

  • NevaFebruary 27, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Darlene J! you are so blessed. Too bad you aren’t my neighbor, I’d be popping over with a thermal pot of coffee and goodies and begging to play!ReplyCancel

  • NevaFebruary 27, 2010 - 2:14 pm


    Visiting your blog is like getting a personal card every day! I appreciate your work so much.


  • lois skiathitisFebruary 27, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Congratulation!! Darlene, enjoy your goodies. Becca, your card is gorgeous. I love the colors chosen and mostly I love the composition. TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 27, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Pretty, pretty, pretty. Love how you’ve been using the Spellbinders .
    Such an inspiration.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

  • Linda ClarkFebruary 27, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Your card is soooo lovely!! Your talent is truly a gift. Thank you for sharing that talent with all of us. Congrats to Darlene.


  • MelanieFebruary 27, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Your card is GORGEOUS! You always amaze me! You must spend a fortune on your supplies! And I’m glad you do, because seeing your creations inspires me! Thanks for all you do. And a big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Darlene! :)

    Mini Hugs,

  • Donna in AKFebruary 27, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    So happy for Darlene J. (did you also send email via Becca’s ‘contact me’) You’re sure to have fun with all those goodies!

    Thanks, Becca for your generousity. I love visiting Amazing Paper Grace for the inspiration & beautiful projects!ReplyCancel

  • MaryFebruary 27, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    Beautiful as always, Becca. I like how you layer the different Spellbinders–it gives me inspiration. I saw those blue flowers somewhere online. Now, if I could only remember where!

    Congratulations to Darlene!ReplyCancel

  • ChrisFebruary 27, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Congratulations, Darlene! What a lucky gal you are!

    Becca, thank you again, for the chance to win. Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many. I wish you much peace, joy, and happiness!


  • TeelaFebruary 27, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    Nice card, Becca. And congrats, Darlene. Becca you are so generous.ReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooFebruary 27, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Congrats Darlene you lucky gal. Becca this card is beautiful. I love the colors and the embellishments. Perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Janine AFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Becca Another beautiful card!

    Congrats Darlene!!ReplyCancel

  • Janine AFebruary 27, 2010 - 8:51 pm


    Again, it’s another beautiful work of art.

    Congrats to Darlene!!!ReplyCancel

  • GailFebruary 27, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    congrats darlene..enjoy your goodies.
    beautiful art again becca as always..i love the blues..tfs..loves yaReplyCancel

  • LorettaFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:11 pm

    Gorgeous card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patty WFebruary 28, 2010 - 12:22 am

    I’m so happy for Darlene. She’s gonna have sooo much fun! becca, This card is wonderful, and the sentiment is a favorite. Thank you again for the inspiration. Blessings. Patty W.ReplyCancel

  • Heather xFebruary 28, 2010 - 3:38 am

    I love the dimension on this card babe, it looks awesome :0)
    *hugs* Heather xReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 28, 2010 - 4:09 am

    Lovely card Becca. The colours go together so well – ‘clean’ The pearls, button and bow give it that touch (your touch) of elegance.
    Congratulations to Darlene – enjoy.

  • LeanneFebruary 28, 2010 - 6:25 am

    WOW, this is my first ever time of visiting your blog and your work is AMAZING!

    Truely inspirational!


  • NY debbieFebruary 28, 2010 - 6:39 am

    Congrats Darlene..

    And Becca, you ROCK when it comes to using the Nestibilities. You are the “Queen” Your creativity for using them is remarkable.ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)February 28, 2010 - 8:49 am

    So beautiful!! Love the blue and ivory!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonFebruary 28, 2010 - 9:59 am


  • Gloria WestermanFebruary 28, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Congratulation Darlene……beautiful card……….I just love it…..thank you for sharing….ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)March 2, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Wow, you such an artist with those Spellbinder’s products! I love this card, absolutely gorgeous.


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel