My Highest Aspirations

Hi there blog friends!! I didn’t make it back yesterday in time to put up a Becca Bit, but I may have some luck today. In the mean time I have a card to share in the same shabby chic mode that I’ve been in as of late. The sweet sentiment is one from Serendipity Stamps that I’ve had in my stash for probably more than 10 years. It’s noteworthy that it is just as inspiring to me today as it was back then :-)

By the way, we are rock and rolling on the What’s The Difference Blog Candy. I’ll give you a little hint – I intentionally started out slow so that people who had not read the email would have time to jump in. We are on our way though. I asked before, please don’t list the change in your comment!!  If you have not read the rules for the blog candy, I’d appreciate if you’d take a second to scan them HERE.

By the way, today I’m listening to the closing arguments on the Casey Anthony case.  My heart just breaks for that little girl and I’ve prayed over the outcome.  I just hope that the truth will prevail so that that sweet baby can rest in peace.  Listening to the details of the case sure make you wonder.  I can’t even put it into words because it is so heartbreaking.

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Faraway
Paper: The Paper Company, Bazzill, Digital Papers from Etsy
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents, Eyelet Lace, Doily, Button, Satin Ribbon, Pearls

Hugs to you friends!!  I’m blessed every day that I get to spend crafting with you!!

  • kendellJuly 3, 2011 - 9:53 am

    Another beautiful card. I love all the different pinks you use, they are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Kindest regards kendellReplyCancel

  • Gloria KountzJuly 3, 2011 - 10:12 am

    lovely card BeccaReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJuly 3, 2011 - 10:13 am

    So pretty Becca. Lovingall the pink and that sweet sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJuly 3, 2011 - 10:16 am

    What a beautiful sentiment and a stunning card Becca….just love the pinks too.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 3, 2011 - 10:25 am

    A beautiful uplifting card Becca. I feel it is even more striking in the hand.
    I just love all your work.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 3, 2011 - 10:33 am

    I agree about the court case. I can’t imagine how anyone could hurt a child. But a mother, father, or any other family member, is way beyond my ability to understand.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJuly 3, 2011 - 10:42 am

    You sure do love pink!! ;) love this card and love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaJuly 3, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Love the font of the sentiment and the doily tucked underneath. Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Diane HJuly 3, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Beautiful beautiful card……and I too am following the Casey Anthony case….the eintire thing is so senseless……I wasn’t able to post on the blog candy post…comments weren’t working…maybe there are too many of them…lol!!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RomaniJuly 3, 2011 - 11:07 am

    Love your pretty eyelet lace. You always have such great ribbonns and lace.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 3, 2011 - 11:33 am

    Such beautiful sentiment and your card is stunning. I need to make a pink birthday card today, this is the perfect inspiration.
    Oh Becca that case is just heartbreaking, like you I’ve prayed that justice will prevail. Rest assured that little angel is with Our Heavenly Father.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Jean SJuly 3, 2011 - 11:45 am


  • Cheryl StaufferJuly 3, 2011 - 11:48 am

    Stunning card! I, also, have been praying that justice will be serve in the Casey Anthony trial but if it is not we know that God will make someone to answer for this sweet little girl’s death. We have a young couple at church who cannot have children and due to medical issues are unable to adopt- they would give anything to have the opportunity to have a child so this trial has really weighed on their minds and souls.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseJuly 3, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. God is the only one that knows who is responsible for this precious little girls death & I hope they come to a decision soon, so she can rest. I have 2 beautiful little granddaughters & if anything happened to them, for sure I would find who did it to them & they would pay.ReplyCancel

  • FernandaJuly 3, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    I, too, am glued to my seat with the Casey Anthony case. I have been following it daily from the very beginning. May God bring out the truth and keep that baby in His care.
    Great card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • sheri sJuly 3, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Wow! Really pink! You certainly have a grand way of putting colors together. Nice card.ReplyCancel

  • EileenJuly 3, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca and I love those words, so poignant!
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • HopeJuly 3, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    This is a beautiful card…love the pink!! TFS

  • DelamaJuly 3, 2011 - 12:34 pm

    I like the saying you use and it is true that you might not make it there but you can always look back. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend :)

  • Becky GreenJuly 3, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    WONDERFUL Shabby Chic card Becca!!!!!! :) SUPER NICE sentiment!

    I think EVERYONE is watching the Casey Anthony case! It DOES break your heart at what has happened to her & the destruction of her family as the truth is being saught! The child IS at peace I believe in our Heavenly Fathers arms! AND believe me, NO GREATER justice can be imposed than that of Our Heavenly Father!!!!!!! What the State plans….. for her OR whoever did this, has NO COMPARISON to what is to come!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)July 3, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    I’m enchanted with your vintage cards. Utterly charming. I love all your work, but I love vintage/shabby chic the best. Reminds me of a simpler time. Happy sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27July 3, 2011 - 12:42 pm

    Becca, I have to make a birthday day for a young lady, I love the pink, but I believe my (I hope!) future step granddaughter like purple…still a beautiful color. Your sentiment is…such a life long thought to keep in mind always!

    I as well have been watching this sad story. I am glad I am not on the jury. So many ups, downs, ins, outs! May little Caylie fly high with the other darling angels!ReplyCancel

  • jane SuperJuly 3, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Good morning Becca! Another beautiful card! Thank you! Don’t know how you can keep coming up with winners.

  • Rea CusterJuly 3, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I agree with you about the Casey Anthony trial, I too have been watching it. I feel no one in the Anthony family has been a voice for little Caylee, I pray that the jury can be. I pray for justice for Caylee. I know she is safe in the arms of Jesus now. ReplyCancel

  • PatJuly 3, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    Becca, WE are the ones who are blessed by you!ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJuly 3, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    As I read these words about the little girl and her death, it reminded me how fragile the sweet innocent children are. I do not know the story as I don’t watch the news, but I will pray for God’s will to be carried out. It is on my heart to pray for the family and or for the one responsible for her death. I pray he or she will turn their life over to God and be saved. Still I believe there are consiqences to our actions and when you do wrong on this earth, I believe you must pay the price according to the laws that govern this land. It saddens me also to realize that this is just one case that happens to be covered and over exploted by the media, there are probably 100 more almost just like it going on now. The little one is home now, no more tears. God bless to all……. DeniceReplyCancel

  • Beth PollockJuly 3, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Have not been around for a couple of weeks due to computer issues – finally fixed them by wiping my hard drive. Drastic but nothing else worked. I did manage to save all of my pictures and videos so that was good.
    I also developed issues with my blog so I just designed a new one and am officially closing the old one tomorrow. If you ever have time, yeah right :D I would love to have you drop by my new blog sometime…

    I missed out on a bunch of things here at your blog…just loved those picture frame pin cushions!
    Don’t you just love Serendipity Stamps? Mary has such fabulous ideas…I have spent a small fortune over the years with her and there is no end in site – after all, the one who finishes with the most stamps wins don’t they? LOL
    This most recent card of yours is gorgeous! As ususal, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!
    Hugs and enjoy the rest of your July 4th weekend,
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyJuly 3, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Hi Becca, and happy Sunday to you!
    Another really BEAUTIFUL card…and oh, the sentiment is just wonderful!

    In keeping with your blog candy celebration, another one of my favorite foods is Pasta ~ any type of pasta in any type of sauce (gravy) with or without cheese – LOL!

    Wishing you a blessed day…and as always, thanks so much for inspiring us with your lovely creations!

    Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyJuly 3, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    It looks like my post did not go through, and I waited a bit before I checked. I apologize if this is a duplicate.
    Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! And the sentiment is wonderful!
    Thank you so much for your inspiration, and for the blog candy celebration! You are so sweet, and so very generous!
    In keeping with the theme of our favorite food, one of my other faves is Pasta!

    Wishing you a blessed day….and thank you again!

    Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeJuly 3, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    Lovely card and really like your use of the eyelet. Yummy! Another favorite food is cheese fondue. Would eat it every day if I could but wouldn’t be that great for the plumbing. Thanks for the chance to win those goodies.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • KellyJuly 3, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Another gorgeous card with one of my favorite sentiments. Thanks, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • KellyJuly 3, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    Another gorgeous card with one of my favorite sentiments. Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn KudraJuly 3, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Found this site by accident… what a happy occasion ! Could you please help me find that source for the DVD clear cases you talked about in June 2009…I haven’t been able to locate them. I admit I’m not too adept at using the web for shopping but this would help me tremendously in organizing my spellbinders and clear stamps. Would truly appreciate the help. Thanks.

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJuly 3, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Yet another beautiful card Becca and the sentiment is terrific.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 3, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    OH Becca– I just love coming to your site each day – sometimes more than that to see the wonderful art you create!!
    Love this card !!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee in N.H.July 3, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous!! That sentiment is great too!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonJuly 3, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    Hi Becca Another favorite pink and lace card. I just cannot make enough of
    them. They are so fragile looking making them even nice looling.
    I am with you regarding that beautiful little girl with the beautiful eyes. I just
    dn’t know how a mother could do that. God be with the little girl. Favorite
    food is good old fashion roast beef with potatoe, carrots and onions. Just
    love playing your new game.


  • Jeanielou KaufmanJuly 3, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    I love these pastels you are using and this saying is very inspirational…just look up. Yes, that is very crucial today…looking up.
    I tried to say my favorite food is quiche with any ingredient. I just love quiche. almost as much as lemon surprise dessert…LOL..that was a tough question…LOL…because I love food.
    Jeanielou in PAReplyCancel

  • Fran CameroJuly 3, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    hello Becca, it’s Sunday afternoon and sure do love the “difference challenge”. It is so much fun. By the way, I am a follower and I simply love your blog , especially how you share your talent with us…Love those Becca Bits. …today , my favorite food was eggs…for breakfast.
    ….from FrannieReplyCancel

  • Sallyann MettlerJuly 3, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    children often suffer one way or another at the hands of one or both of their parents. It just makes me weep.
    I too pray she will rest in peace. God says he loves the little children so I trust he is holding her close.

    i never was a “pink” person, but you are converting me. :O)

  • Terri SJuly 3, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    A beautiful sentiment and lovely card. That beautiful little girl is in the arms of God now. May justice prevail here on earth.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJuly 3, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    Another lovely pink card, Becca! I love the sentiment!! I, too, believe that precious little girl is in the arms of our Lord Jesus. Pray for all those who suffer such a traumatic loss and that justice will prevail.ReplyCancel

  • peggysueJuly 3, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    This is beautiful! Where in etsy (that doesn’t sound right somehow) or which etsy shop carries that lovely paper? Food . . . hmmm, I made a gluten free pineapple upside down cake that turned out lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickJuly 3, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    Thrilled you’re still on the shabby chic kick. Love the sweet pinks, lace and pearls. The sentiment is perfect for this card.
    Brisket is cooking in the crock-pot.ReplyCancel

  • lori ILJuly 3, 2011 - 9:13 pm

    As always – thanks for the inspiration – and I love the sentiments you always have in your stash! Thanks also for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Luerae RobertsJuly 3, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    Another cutey! Where do you get your ideas from?

  • CindyJuly 3, 2011 - 10:41 pm

    Pink and pearls – that’s me, and I love the way you are able to include them in so many of your cards/projects. This is beautifiul – and I LOVE the sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • Luerae RobertsJuly 4, 2011 - 1:59 am

    Another beautiful card. And another fav food is turkey with all the trimmings.

  • Holly ThompsonJuly 4, 2011 - 11:38 am

    Becca I have cheesecake balls in the freezer, chocolate covered strawberries stuffed with cheesecake and a chocolate chip cheeseball in the works. Guess I’m on a cheesecake kick! LOL Always love your cardsReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownJuly 4, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love this card also, I love pink and pearls, I wish I had just your lilttle pinky’s worth of talent. Happy 4th of July. Take care.

  • Jane SuperJuly 4, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    Hi Becca! Happy 4th!! I love the colours that you’ve used in this card.
    Thank you!

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 4, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    I had Key Lime Pie for dessert tonight. Absolutely YUM! I am diabetic and can only do this once in a while. We have found, though, that all the eggs in the Key Lime Pie keeps my blood sugar from going out of bounds. Cheesecake is the same. All the protein in it keeps the sugar from having much effect. Thank heaven! These are two of my favorite things and I don’t have to give them up now that I have diabetes. I hope I am not doing something wrong… I haven’t seen the challenge card today at all and my husband is ready to have me commited because I won’t step away from the computer!! I keep checking and checking and checking….ReplyCancel

  • SusanJuly 4, 2011 - 11:02 pm

    I think more chic than shabby Becca!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJuly 6, 2011 - 9:37 am

    I love shabby chic and this is Beautiful!!ReplyCancel