My Little Adventure

Sweet blog friends, I just know you think I fell off the face of the earth.  How lucky am I to have received so many prayers in my inbox.  Let’s just say I was on a little adventure that took a little longer than planned.  I’ve been out of town at a retreat and during the retreat came an injury to my foot that saw the emergency room there, then the emergency room here followed by several days in the hospital.  It’s all good now, I couldn’t feel better if I tried, but it certainly detoured up my plans to blog about my trip and I found myself with no internet access at the hospital.WRBF-3970-2013

I had a wonderful opportunity to go to the west coast for an event called Spellbound with A Gilded Life.  It was honestly a case of the stars and planets aligning; my sweet kids made a way for me to attend.  It’s a retreat of crafty folks that was full of vintage gorgeousness, wonderful fellow crafters, food, shopping and classes.  I was searching for something to rejuvenate my crafty spirit – something that was positive, full of hope, bubbling with inspiration and overflowing with new friendships.  It was all that!  To give myself a creative push I signed up for a swap (brave me) where each of 7 people would make a zippered bag to swap on the night of our dinner.  I made 10 bags like the one above – yikes I haven’t sewn anything in year.  I was so floored by the ones I received in return – they were filled with vintage trinkets of lace, buttons and ephemera – (the kind we like to hoard).  I was so struck to receive such treasures.  I’ll be sharing some of the few pictures I was able to take on Instagram….  Here’s one that goes to the top of my list to try.  I thought these flower centerpieces that were on the tables were dreamy.  Lace, tissue paper and gems….so simple but so delicately vintage.

No worries, I’ll be back to cardmaking as soon as I can unpack :-)  In the interim, JustRite Papercraft has an amazing sale you might want to peek in on – here are the details!


We are very excited to announce that our log in issue with our new website has been fixed.  Thank you to everyone who helped us trouble shoot the issue. In celebration we  have a Grand Opening Coupon Code for you to use in the store – simply type RESET (all caps)  in the coupon code box at check out and you will receive 25% off your entire purchase. If this is your first time shopping in our new website – you will need to reset your password.   You may use your password from our old website or you can create a new password. Have fun shopping!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m just itching to make some cards so drop back in as I try to round out the month with some crafty catch up!!


  • Mrs BNovember 15, 2013 - 3:38 am

    Hi Becca. Sorry to hear that your retreat had a little misadventure in it, but I am glad that all turned out ok in the end. The bag is beautiful and I love those paper flowers. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • VivaceNovember 15, 2013 - 3:47 am

    Hi Becca! Glass you’re feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 15, 2013 - 4:33 am

    The craft retreat sounds wonderful – the hospital bit less so. The best bit of going away is coming home I always think – but is does make you appreciate what you have. There is indeed ‘no place like home’ in my book. But then I am a cancerian. Welcome Home Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisNovember 15, 2013 - 5:00 am

    Glad you’re back and well. The most memorable vacations are the ones that “something” happened usually on the unplanned or unwanted or unsought for side of things. But, you will relate and remember everything because of your “event.” Having that said, I ‘m excited about some very fresh and cool ideas you may be sharing. Those paper flowers are to swoon for as they are just so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • RitaNovember 15, 2013 - 5:06 am

    Good Morning Becca. So sorry to hear of your mishap and hope you are feeling better now that your home. The retreat sounds like fun and your bag is absolutely beautiful, I really cannot stop looking at it. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 15, 2013 - 5:32 am

    Hi Becca, welcome home. Soo sorry to hear about your rehap, but it sure sounds like the retreat was a real feast thoug, and I can´t wait to see a lot more new ideas from you now soon. The bag you´re showing here are sooooo fabulous and awesome made, that I+m totally out of words to cover, what I feel of it, just so gorgeous. Would love to see all the ones you got in return too sometimes? And everything else, you got out of it there too ofcause?
    You know, I´m born curious he he he.
    Sooo glad, that you´re feeling just fine now, and I hope, you´re having a wonderful week-end with loads of great crafty fun now. Take good care sweet lady and look after your self okay.ReplyCancel

  • BetteNovember 15, 2013 - 5:46 am

    What a lovely purse – again you amaze me! Glad you were able to enjoy the retreat! I have missed your posting. Glad you are feeling better and will be looking forward to your beautiful cards and projects.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Allen (South Yorkshire, UK)November 15, 2013 - 5:49 am

    Good Morning (again) Becca from “across the pond”. No sooner had I left a short message earlier today on your last post saying ” Hi” and hoping that you were well when you’re back giving us all a wonderful report of your recent adventures. It’s so good to see you back and refreshed and I’m so glad that you have recovered. Love the bag by the way – a super project. Best wishes.

  • Sylvia PattersonNovember 15, 2013 - 6:22 am

    I am so sorry to here you had a few days in hospital and good news to know you are home . Kind Regards Sylviaxo xo xoReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 15, 2013 - 6:22 am

    I have to say I was beginning to get worried about you. Glad it was no worse and glad to hear you are now well. God Bless You and your creative hands.

  • Debbie BNovember 15, 2013 - 6:43 am

    Wow! You have been on a “journey”! I am glad you are feeling better. The bag you made is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 15, 2013 - 6:47 am

    Hello Becca!
    I did wonder if you weren’t well! …. as you had mentioned before that you had, had, test etc.
    But aside from that I am pleased that you are OK now!
    There are days when I need to look at beautiful things so I have missed your Blog!
    Looking forward to you being back on form now Becca!
    Take care

  • Margie vossNovember 15, 2013 - 7:09 am

    OMG just outstanding”………I could just leave my stuff on the counter and no will know what’s in it……ReplyCancel

  • Holly BNovember 15, 2013 - 7:11 am

    Missed you Becca, and thanks for letting us know that you are fine and that you had an unexpected adventure along with your fun retreat…
    I am looking forward to see how you rejuvenated your crafty spirit… It’s bound to be amazing !!ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossNovember 15, 2013 - 7:13 am

    I’m so glad you are better.God slow us down for a good reason….ReplyCancel

  • Susi KNovember 15, 2013 - 7:21 am

    SO glad to hear all is well with you, Becca – I hope you recover fully from your foot injury! Spellbound sounds like one amazing opportunity and reading your comments makes me envious! I’m sure we’ll see its influence on your projects going forward … can’t wait to see them!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty.EileenNovember 15, 2013 - 7:45 am

    Pleased to hear you are well again after your mishap. I bet the people who received your bags were delighted with them too. The one you have shown us that you received is beautiful too. Some really great crafters around.
    LOL Eileen U.K.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteNovember 15, 2013 - 8:04 am

    We’ve missed you terribly, Becca. I am so glad you are feeling well and enjoyed your retreat minus the mishap.

  • Marcie SmithNovember 15, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Oh Becca, I just knew there was something wrong when I hadn’t had a post from you for so long. I am so sorry to hear about your injury! I am so glad that everything is better now and am happy to hear that you enjoyed most of your time at the retreat. That handbag is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the show and tell.

  • Janet CastleNovember 15, 2013 - 8:32 am

    Happy to hear you are back to good health Becca! Being down can really throw a monkey wrench in your plans….I speak from experience – now recovering from total knee replacement. Had visions of crafting my recovery away but finding I cannot bend my knee so cannot sit at my desk to create….bummer! Good time to reflect and pray for others, so definitely not wasted time!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Charlene DahlbergNovember 15, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Welcome home and I am so happy to hear all is better after your slight bump in the road with an injury. Sure did miss your inspirations but looking forward to all you will share with us. Your crafting adventure sounds wonderful and the flower centerpieces are simply gorgeous. I hope you can tell us how they were madeReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KNovember 15, 2013 - 8:49 am

    Welcome home Becca. It sounds like you had a great adventure, outside of the foot :). Your purse is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorNovember 15, 2013 - 9:20 am

    lovely project ,Laura OReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierNovember 15, 2013 - 9:24 am

    ohhh my goodness Becca!!! I’m so sry to hear you’ve been through such a time especially after your wonderful children helped make it possible for you to go, how sweet of them. I have checked in several times thinking you haven’t posted anything lately, wonder what wonderful creative things she’s up to these days as usually when you disappear it’s because you are sooo busy getting prepared to show us something fantastic and give us some special news. I’m so happy your better and back with us, can’t wait to see what you create. :) I love that bag and those flowers….especially the colour, love peach :)
    I to have had an accident where I tripped and fell breaking a rib, I’ve been stuck trying to recoup for over 2 wks now, I managed to make a card the other day but I’ve suffered for it so now if I want to play all I can do is colour, better than nothing, I’ll take it LOL
    tc sweet lady, always watching for your posts, hugs

  • ConniecrafterNovember 15, 2013 - 9:44 am

    Oh I know the woman were thrilled with your bag also and the flowers are gorgeous.
    So sorry to hear about all your troubles while you were away, sure hope you are healing well now!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KNovember 15, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Glad you are well – what an adventure! Sometimes our children surprise us with the most fabulous experiences.

    Take care, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jane SuperNovember 15, 2013 - 10:02 am

    Welcome home Becca. It sounds as though you had an exciting time. Also happy to hear you are well. You were missed!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)November 15, 2013 - 10:25 am

    Oh so sorry to hear about your foot and the hospital stay! Do hope you are well and truly recovered and so glad that you enjoyed the retreat.
    The bag is lovely!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • VickieNovember 15, 2013 - 10:28 am

    So glad you are on the road to recovery!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

    You needed that rest, even if it had to accompany an injury. You just needed to slow down, relax and spend some time with the Lord. And, it happened! I am so glad you are feeling better and yes, I missed you. Your blog is an inspiration to me and so many others. May you continue to spread joy, love and paper inspiration to all of us! CynthiaReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 15, 2013 - 10:53 am

    I’m so glad all is well, Becca. I’ve missed you and was about to add my email of concern to the others you have received. I’m so happy you are ok and have been refreshed with your recent trip, in spite of the hospital encounter. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!ReplyCancel

  • VickiNovember 15, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Hey Becca. Glad t
    You’re up and running again. Also, thanks for the tip about the discount at Justrite. I just saved over $100 and got a nice supply of stamps and dies.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelNovember 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

    So sorry about your mishap Becca, but so glad you got to go the the retreat on the west coast.. always nice to get away and learn new things expecially things you love and am so proud of your children for making it all possible. Know how much they love you. The purse is so beautiful and know you will treasure it as you will treasure all of them. The vintage flowers are just simply gorgeous. So glad you had a beautiful time even if you landed in the hospital but well I am sure the trip was worth it all. The pain will fade, but the happy memories will always remain. Will be looking for some more beautiful cards. Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • lisa808November 15, 2013 - 11:42 am

    Glad you are feeling better. Love your bag.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkNovember 15, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Sorry you had to go to the hospital. Glad you are back…you were missed!
    God bless.

    Beautiful bag.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealNovember 15, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Welcome home,Globetrotter! It sounds like a doozy of an adventure, with lots of good stuff and one nasty foot mishap. Glad you are feeling better and I want you to take good care of them – remember, you’ve only got two. Good thing it wasn’t your hand. Be well. Be happy and hope everything good comes your way.ReplyCancel

  • Josie LombardiNovember 15, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    So happy to hear you are on the mend……hope you are 100% soon. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichNovember 15, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    So glad you are okay. God finds a way to help us get the rest we need, even if it isn’t OUR way (no internet) :-) Beautiful bag! I believe you are MULTI-MULTI talented. You don’t seem to have a craft area you are lacking in.

    Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL time at the retreat (except for the foot troubles).ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleNovember 15, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Lovely purse. I hope your leg heals, and you are up and running around again soon.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 15, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    AWW Becky i am so sorry to hear you were in Hospital i do hope your Foot gets better very soon, just you look after yourself, A beautiful bag ,you are just one Talented Lady,
    Take Care and God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GouldNovember 15, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Your bag is beautiful, God has blessed you so and then the blessings flow onto others. Thank you.
    I am sorry to hear of your injury and I pray it continures to heal.
    Lorraine from Down Under (Australia)ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 15, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    Bee-U-ti-FUL bag, so dreamy! Sorry about your injury and glad that you are up and running again.ReplyCancel

  • AshleyNovember 15, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Oh DEAR! Miserable that you were hurt, but praise The Lord you’re healing! Lovely bag! Can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with when you have a chance to use the new goodies :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 15, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A TIME I’m SURE you had!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!! WHAT SWEET KIDS you have!!!!!!!! :) I’m SOOO SORRY to hear about your accident though!!!!!!!! HOPE you didn’t miss out on much!!! LOVE your little bag & those tissue paper flowers too!!!!!!!!!:) WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!:) GLAD you are home safely!!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • EveleneNovember 15, 2013 - 7:09 pm

    I was a bit worried about your silence in the last little while, but now I’m relieved that you’re okay recuperating from your accident. I will pray that God will renew your strength so that you can continue to give glory to His name through your wonderful creations. Take care, Becca. Love you.ReplyCancel

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  • Colleen HowellNovember 16, 2013 - 5:56 am

    So glad to see that you are alright from your injury, that is a terrible thing to have happen to you when on a vacation. Love the pictures and looking forward to seeing the rest.ReplyCancel

  • Marcy DobbsNovember 16, 2013 - 6:14 am

    Glad you are well again and that you had a rejuvenating retreat. Your purse is astounding. Are you going to tell us how it was constructed? Can’t wait to see more.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaNovember 16, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    Glad your injury is healed. The recipients of your purse are lucky indeed!! So pretty!! Can’t wait to see pictures of the other purses.ReplyCancel

  • Sue MNovember 17, 2013 - 7:17 am

    So glad all is well with your foot! And so glad you got to go to such a wonderful convention where you were immursed in creativity!

    Would love for you to do a tutorial on that absolutely darling bag! Your cards are above and beyond but can only be looked at, possibly framed but the bag can be a wonderful gift and used over and over. It has your fabulous creativity!

    As others have said would love to see all the bags you recieved!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenNovember 17, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Becca, Glad you made it home and are mending. The bags are beautiful. Those flower centerpieces are gorgeous. I hope there is a tutorial out somewhere on how to make them. God bless, PeggyReplyCancel

  • Hazel Basnett NSW AustraliaNovember 20, 2013 - 7:27 am

    So good to see you are back with us and healing well, your beautiful creations were sorely missed. Love and light… Hazel.ReplyCancel