Saving Grace (long) and Pushing Daisies

I don’t share much information about myself and I guess it’s because I’m naturally long winded and I typically have a lot to say about whatever I’ve created for the day.  As I reflected on life, crafting and blogging, I wanted to share some information with you.  If it’s TMI then I trust you to set it aside and if it helps you to know where I am in my crafting, healing and faith then perhaps I’ve made the right choice in sharing.
Years ago my husband became ill and I found myself literally tethered to home as a caregiver.  I was going crazy for something to do to keep me busy and out of the throes of worry; Amazing Paper Grace was born and literally rescued me from despair.   Well, to the rescue again . . .

In mid-November, we had to go to San Antonio for a week long check up for hubby.  They wanted to immediately do a Bone Marrow Transplant so we’ve been in San Antonio until three days ago.   Through Thanksgiving, my anniversary, Christmas, Blog Hops and crazy stuff with the hosting company for my blog, I crafted from a bedroom in our RV.  Yes, it can be done!

Hubby had a rough, rough time and ended up in the hospital for almost the entire month of December.   Even though I was alone in our RV, I was never alone and spent hours in prayer.  I can’t tell you how grateful I was to have a blog to keep me busy and thinking positive thoughts.

I specifically want you to know that my design teams pulled out all the stops and got behind me in unwavering support.  It gives me such pleasure to know that I work with good, compassionate people that have a “family first” attitude.  Thanks so much to Michelle Rodgers with Stamper’s Dream, Diana Crick with Scor-Pal/Magnolia-licious, All the folks at Spellbinders, Kelley Holland at Our Daily Bread Designs, Suzanne Cannon at Quietfire Design, Jan Marie Caruso at Flourishes, and Kellie Fortin at JustRite.  Please know that I support them because I love their products and the character they infuse in their companies.

As my family was reunited this week, I rejoice.  It’s all good now, my Hubby is on the mend and hopefully life will return to normal soon (although I have not unpacked yet, looked through mail or listened to messages on the answering machine)!   My life is so blessed and it’s so, so good to be home.  I’m inspired to kick off a new year at Amazing Paper Grace.

I have some tutorials in the works that I just could not find a way to share while I was away (I really didn’t have that much stuff with me and we never thought we’d be away so long).  Before the month of January is over I’ll be sharing a Best of 2009 Post.  I hope you’ll bear with me as I get reacquainted with my studio and caught up on commitments!  Stay tuned, 2010 is going to be a spectacular year!!

Okay, I do have a project to share, it’s springy and optmistic.  This is a seed packet organizer I made earlier in the year that I can share now.  It was done for the Dirty Girls Fan Club Gallery and the theme was to make something based on a favorite TV Show – hence, Pushing Daisies.

Well I hope to be pushing daisies into a garden as soon as it gets warm this year. 
My organizer was made using the bright springy line of Imaginesce Twitterpated papers. 

Using two hard canvas panels and glue backed fabric binding I created a book with an accordian inside spine.  On the spine I mounted back to back packets for the seeds and a tie closure.

Project List::
Stamps:  Stampendous Alphabet
Paper:  Imaginesce Twitterpated
Ink:  Black Brilliance
Accessories:  Ribbon, Spellbinders™ Daisy Heads, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Round Punch, Velcro

Thanks for stopping by.  My next projects will be short and sweet :-)

  • Barbara D. RamseyJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:24 am

    I love your organizer! You have created a beautiful project! I too am looking forward to Spring and all the green and growing things! :<)

    I am keeping you and your family in my prayers and hope that your husband is now feeling better and that the transplant was successful and he will continue to feel better and regain his good heath.

    I can identify with your husband as years ago I was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and there were many difficult years. I was not a candidate for a bone marrow transplant and they were relatively new at that time but I survived. I send my good wishes to your husband and pray that his trials are at an end and that now all good things will be coming to you both and your family!

    You take care.

    Barbara DianeReplyCancel

  • MargJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your last few months. However, as you said, having support makes it a bit more bearable. I do hope that 2010 will bring good health for you and your family. I am sure that you are exhausted but very relieved that you are home and that your husband is on the mend.ReplyCancel

  • AnneJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Hi Becca

    Wow! What a traumatic time you have had over these last weeks – and never a hint from you of the difficulties you and your husband were going through as you raised our spirits with your beautiful creations! What amazing grace you shared with us.

    I am sending hugs to you and your family and adding prayers to all those raised for you and your husband.

    Thank you for allowing us to be part of your story and giving us the opportunity to join you in your journey.

    God bless you

    Love Anne x from across the pondReplyCancel

  • Anna/OmaJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:16 am

    You have a lot on your plate right now and I am amazed that you were still able to create such beautiful cards and projects! I will keep you and your family in my prayers and am sending healing thoughts to your hubby.ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:22 am

    Becca, thank you for sharing a bit of you. I experienced the life of caring for a very sick husband. Happily he is doing wonderfully well and he now have 4 years of health on his side. Paper crafting was my therapy through it all and friends were my strength. Please know we care so much about you and are so happy that you are now home and your honey is in recovery mode. My prayers go out to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • mom2hJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:22 am

    Wow, Becca! I’m surprised we heard from you at all for the last 2 months!
    I’m sure there was a lot of “waiting to wait” time, but so glad things are improving. Blessings to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • ShayJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:24 am

    I wondered many times how you had the time to create such wonderful stuff. Now I wonder not how you had the time but how you have ability to create such wonderful stuff knowing the stress you have been through. Let me tell you a story. Years ago my husband was in the hospital for 7 straight months then he was very ill for 10 long years. I wish I had something like cardmaking years ago to occupy my mind but that was a lifetime ago. My husband has since passed and now it helps me deal with stress in my life. A caregiver is a special person but I already knew you were special. The Lord has his hands on you and your creation. He guides you in everything you do. I sit in wonder and think how does she doe such wonderful stuff but it is God touch in you. I will pray for your husband…but I will esp pray for you…the caregiver. God Bless you today and everyday.ReplyCancel

  • DonaldaJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Hon your seed organizer is just beautiful. You always put so much detail into your work, and all the companys you design for are so lucky to have such a wonderful talented crafter as you are dear. All your work is just breath taking dear.

    After reading your story dear I sit here just speechless!! You are one strong person dear and they always tell us God doesn’t give us more than we can handle but it so looks like you have sure had your share.
    I am so glad to hear your family is together again and I know that was so hard being apart. It is wonderful he is on the mend now and I do hope and pray that 2010 will be wonderful for all your family dear. I will keep you and your family in my prayers dear and even being away from home you managed to keep giving us all your wonderful projects God Bless you!!ReplyCancel

  • CheriJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:25 am

    I’m a believer that if “God brought you to it, He will bring you through it”-You have had tough times indeed, but your work is amazing, and I look forward to seeing it every time I receive and EM. You are amazing as well!
    Best wishes, and prayers to your hubby!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:28 am


    You are such a strength to all of us. For you to take the time to still put out your wonderful cards and do everything necessary for your family speaks volumes of who you are. It is prayer that is the answer and support. All of us who look at your cards will be praying for you and your family through this difficult period of your life. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Christy HawkinsJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:28 am

    You’re even more “amazing” than we thought! I’m glad that things are going well now. It is often a wonder how much our art and the people with whom we share it can bring us through challenges. I hope the road is less bumpy for you now.

  • dmorganJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:29 am

    God is so good, the source of all that is good — which includes your wonderful gifts and the medical advances and personnel that helped your hubby–, and the the Rock/ support during troubling times and hurts . He never promised life would be easy but rather that He would be with us in the midst of all that goes on in our lives to support and care for us. What you’ve shared confirms His commitment to you and your family and His goodness. Thank you for sharing so we can see all this and offer prayerful support and praise. He will continue to sustain you and your husband in His hands.ReplyCancel

  • JackieJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Amazing Grace fits you so well. You are blessed with people who
    love and care about you and your family. May 2010 bring you all
    good blessings. You are AMAZING in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • Pam (aka/YorkieMom)January 17, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Becca, you are truly “Amazing Becca”!!!! My youngest son had cancer at age 3 1/2 and it was a long hospital stay plus 28 treatments of radiation and 15 months of chemo, so I have a very good idea of what you’ve been going through. Praise God, Chad is 36 years old today and has two young sons of his own…I call him my “miracle child”!!! You and your family will most certainly be in my prayers!

    Hugs, PamReplyCancel

  • Karen WJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Oh Becca our prayers are with you and hubby!!! Your seed packet is adorable, what a great book. Take care and take some time to get caught up.!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue O.January 17, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Your work is always so amazing and beautiful, Becca. My heart goes out to you in this time of need and I pray for God to richly bless you and your husband and your family in the coming year. May you always have the strength you need to get through the rough spots. ((HUGS))ReplyCancel

  • MarianJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:38 am

    Thank you for sharing this Becca. I know that you will have an army of prayers to add to all your own.
    You and your family will be in my prayers, and may I ask to be remembered as well. Your strength and faith will be rewarded :)
    It also makes a person realize that they are not the only one with troubles to bear…so sharing is wonderful.
    I really don’t know how you could provide so much on your blog from an RV though!!!!! lol

  • Carole MillerJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Isn’t it great to know there is someone we can turn to when trials become overwhelming. The power of prayer and God in our lives helps to sustain us through awful times.

    Hope all continues to go well and your hubby continues to get better and better.

    I love the seed organizer book. I’m going to have to try my hand at that. Doesn’t look too complicated.

    Have a great week.

  • TheresaJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Please know that you and your husband are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn, MaineJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Becca…..You certainly are blessed with an amazing attitude and are a blessing for those around you by sharing and showing them how to get through the tough times. It certainly is amazing what we can create with little. Best wishes for you and your family may you be blessed beyond belief in 2010!ReplyCancel

  • Donna McJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Hi Becca,
    I wish I had known what you’ve been going through, particularly since I live in San Antonio. You are amazing. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you come back to San Antonio.

  • ShawnaJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Hugs and prayers to you dear Becca. God is good no matter what the trial and I know he has and will bless you. So glad that you are back home and things are better. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl HugheyJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:45 am

    Angel of Creativity,

    I happened upon this site (accidently?) On January 1st of this year.
    Because I can become a bit obsessive when I find something new, I, over the course of 10 days, I went through the entire archive and just marveled at all you have done and accomplished in the crafting world. I must admit I was somewhat envious that you were able to do something you love full time. Now that I see that you are a real person with real challenges, I am even more respectful of you and what you do. There is nothing better than being able to inspire…….Knowing that “All things work together for good, etc.,” my sister, I am a witness that you are truly, “Called according to His purpose.” Press on!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:47 am

    God Bless you, your husband and family. God will take care of you.

    Hugs. JudyReplyCancel

  • CharmaineJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Thank you for sharing your story and a special thank you for continuing to share your always amazing creations while you were going through such a difficult time and with limited supplies! I will pray for you and your family for the healing journey ahead.


  • RandiJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Becca, I am so glad you shared. I, too, had a transplant (a stem cell rather than a bone marrow ~ they are different but so similar) eleven years ago and doing great. I had a superman husband who was my caregiver and continues to be a helpmate. Bless you and your DH as he continues to heal and you continue to care.ReplyCancel

  • SheriJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:53 am

    Thank the Lord, your husband is on the mend. I am adding you to my prayer list and will keep you in my daily thoughts and prayers. I am a cancer survivor so I have and idea what you are both going through. It is tough but I am 30 years into this survivor thing and I love it! Cancer taught me many things – especially to stop and smell the roses. And to keep loved ones close.

    Your seed journal is spectactular! I love the title as well. Fun title for a very important bookReplyCancel

  • Shawn K.January 17, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Thank you for trusting us to share some of your personal life with. I will keep your husband, family, and you in my prayers! You are such a talented lady and such a gracious person. Your blog is my must read no matter what…not only for the amazing art that you create, but your lovely personality that comes through the blogosphere.

    Take care!

    Shawn K.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy N.January 17, 2010 - 9:57 am

    Becca, Thank you for sharing. Being able to share means you are healing (and feeling better). I hope your husband gets really well. I have added your name and your husband on my list of people to be blessed when I pray. Good luck, take care and all the best to you both.

    p.s. I am so looking forward to seeing your great projects. But if you must slow your pace, just do it. Life and love are very important. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • DyanJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Hi, Becca – I read Cheryl’s post and thought “me too, me too!” I recently found your blog and have been through each and every page, marvelling at the gorgeous and intricate work you do. I was looking for inspiration for Christian birthday cards to make for my company’s clients and just loved all of your work. I’m so sorry for all that you’ve been through over the past months and thankful that you have the Lord to rely on. Know that our prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie K.January 17, 2010 - 10:02 am

    What a testimonial to your faith Becca. I am in awe of your strength and committment. All this time you have been posting some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen while dealing with your husband’s illness. I am inspired by you everyday and thank you for all you share with us. I pray your husband will continue to heal and this will be behind you and 2010 is the best ever for you and your family.

    Debbie K.ReplyCancel

  • CindyJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Becca, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. You are AMAZING. Not just in your talent for stamping, but the way you handle life in general. I, and probably most of those who follow your blog had no idea what you’ve been going through these past few months. You continued to your cheerful self, lifting all of us with your enthusiasm, ideas and support, not letting on that anything was going on for you. To make it through the end of the year, the holidays, birthdays, and such – you are a very special person and so strong. Please know you and your family are in my prayers and I’m glad that you are home and 2010 looks like it is moving in a positive direction. I pray it continues to do so and that your husband’s recovery is speedy. I look forward to learning more with each post you make. CindyReplyCancel

  • carmelJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:08 am

    sorry to hear all your troubles, its “amazing” that you carried on regardless sharing some wonderful ideas with us.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:08 am

    I browse your every post, buy do not often leave comments- Bless You Becca- for Trusting in God and keeping your eyes on Him in times of trials- Thanks for sharing so we can add your husband and your family to prayers lists and ask God to do His will for you! And, Thanks for always giving us the best you have to offer and sharing with us!!! Looking forward to your best of the year post!ReplyCancel

  • janeJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:09 am

    OMG…Becca…you are unbelievable…So glad u r home now and wishing you MANY New Blessings for 2010! :)
    BIG Hugs, JaneReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:10 am

    It sure is good to hear you hubby is doing so well now. I will keep you both in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:12 am

    Becca, thanks for sharing this. I will add your husband to my prayer list.

    Your Pushing Daisies journal is wonderful.

    Words fail me. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn HoelzelJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:13 am

    You are an amzing person, both crafty and spiritually. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Thank-you for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.January 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Faith will keep you strong (I have had a very bad personal year 2009) and only prayers kept me going… your strength will guide you through the maze of life and I pray that He keeps you strong. Hope your husband recovers well.

    Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Joan SwitalskiJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:25 am

    Becca, I’m relieved that your DH is able to get all the medical attention he needs. A successful bone marrow transplant is great news! I’m sure you already know that it doesn’t end there and that your DH’s immune system will be really weak especially in the first few months. He will be prone to a lot of infections and viruses (especially the CMV virus). So please take extra extra care and try not to expose him at all especially to places with lots of people. If anybody you know who wants to visit has a cold or sniffing at least, don’t let that person get in contact with your DH.

    Again, thank you for inspiring us with your creations, and now that we know more where all these beautiful work is emanating from, it inspires me more.

    Have a super great 2010! :)ReplyCancel

  • TrishJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:27 am

    I can’t imagine how you’ve done it. You are amazing for sure. God Bless!

  • Susan LankfordJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Absolutely amazing …your blog is so aptly named! You are an inspiration of faith and perseverance…and you crafted in your RV under such circumstances! There is no doubt that God’s amazing grace has rained down on you, Becca. Praying recovery to the fullest and God’s blessings to the upmost! Love, SusanReplyCancel

  • lisa808January 17, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to learn of what you and your family have been through recently. My thoughts are with you and I am so glad to hear your husband is on the mend. Becca, you are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • WillowJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:38 am

    I praise God that you are in my life, however tangentially!! I subscribe to your blog and each time I come to it, I read the first sentence of your profile, where you begin “I am…a child of God…” I love your creativity and I really am grateful you shared your life with those of us who care about you and your art. You and your family will be in my continuing prayers. Thanks so much for being you. Warmly, WillowReplyCancel

  • crystalJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Becca, So sorry to hear of everything you’ve been through. You are such an inspiration for so many reasons. Praying for you and your family.

  • Pat BJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Becca, I am so happy that your hubbie is on the mend. I can’t imagine spending that much time in an RV. We have one that we take camping, and after about 5 or 6 days, I long for the room and comforts of home. Kudos to you for designing, making, and sharing all of the wonderful cards that you’ve made while you have been gone. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.


  • MarisaJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:49 am

    So sorry to hear about your past few months….glad you had an RV to reside in versus a hotel to save on some costs, and glad to hear you took some stamping things along as an outlet. I rejoice in the knowledge that you draw near to God and let Him touch your heart as only He knows you need it. The strength to begin each day in times like this comes solely from Him at times and I’m sure your relationship with Christ has reached new depths as a result. I pray things will settle down for a bit and that your husband’s health will improve. Blessings and (((hugs))).ReplyCancel

  • PatJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Becca, thank you for sharing the story of where you have been the past few months. You minister to so many of us by sharing your life and creativity. I will stop now and pray that your husband’s health will continue to improve. We appreciate you.ReplyCancel

  • janeyJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:51 am

    God blesses us in many ways. Thank you for trusting us enough to share, Becca. I have always seen a ‘blessing’ in your work, and now I can understand why.ReplyCancel

  • Claire BrennanJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:54 am

    I’m so very glad to hear that hubby is on the mend, I know that must be a tremendous relief to you and I hope that now, you will be able to rest on the cushion of your family and have a little TLC yourself Becca. You have been a tower of strength for your husband and family and a little relaxation wouldn’t hurt you! God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Becca, thank you for sharing with us. Like I’m sure many others, I felt there was something going on in your life in recent weeks and we were praying you would have the strength to deal with it. Your talents are an inspiration to all of us and even more so now that we’ve read about your recent experiences. I would like to share one of my favorite quotes with you, by Edwin Markham, “There is a destiny that makes us brothers. None goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back onto our own.” You have sent so much into our lives – not just your wonderful talent, but also your wonderful and amazing faith, I know it will come back to you many times over. Our prayers are with you and also your DH as he continues on the road to recovery. I know God will continue to bless you both. Hugs, Judy in St. LouisReplyCancel

  • EarleneJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:03 am

    Very proud of you, but you do what you have to do.
    Prayer helps so very much.

    Having Your RV Home with you was much better than being holed up in a Motel. I know about RV homes my late DH and I full timed 7 1/2 years in a 5th wheel. I learned to stamp at and Escapees show in 95.
    Those were wonderful years. I even had a hip replacement during that time. I now live in a Parkmodel with a large Crap room. LOL Needs cleaning.

    I have been following your Blog for sometime and you do amazing work. Only wished I had the stamina to do more stamping. I am in my late 70’s.

    You and your DH are in my Thoughts and Prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy OJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Becca, I’m so glad you and your family are back home together. And equally happy that your husband is doing well!

    Thank you for sharing this part of your life. This information, of course, was different than your normal sharing but I have always felt that you share your beautiful spirit through your work.

    You and your faith in Christ are truly an inspiration!

    You and your family will be in my prayers.

    Kathy OReplyCancel

  • Darlene JJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Just had to write you and let you now how much I love your cards, and when I check my email, yours is the first I read. My husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May 2007, and we are headed for Little Rock, AR next week for another week of testing. They want him to have a SCT but he has decided against a SCT because of his physicial condition and age (65).
    I am a really new card crafter, this obsession started when our NETN MM support group sold cards this past summer to raise funds for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and the International Myeloma Foundation. Like you, I have found that it has become my way of staying sane. I try my best not to worry about the future, as I know this is all in God’s hands, but some days get really hard. Being a caregiver is rewarding but still very hard. So grateful that you have shared your talent and challenges with all of us. You and your family will certainly be in my prayers.
    Hugs, Darlene J.ReplyCancel

  • annJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Hi Becca,

    your faith in Christ is an inspiration to us all. I follow your blog faithfully and am constantly amazed at the beautiful things you create. I am in awe! Prayers go out to you, I have been in a similar situation with my father and husband being life threatened at the same time and out of town. But after the storm passes you realize God was with you the entire journey and you are a little more aware of your strengths. We don’t learn much in the good times but the difficult times are a growing place.

    Blessings AnnReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S.January 17, 2010 - 11:20 am


    You have had some difficult times lately and I am in awe with what you have accomplished with your crafts during this time. I know your faith has brought you through it all and that there will be special rewards for you. thanks for all that you share,.ReplyCancel

  • CarlaJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:20 am

    What a clever idea – love the seed packet organizer. I really enjoy your blog and the inspiration I find here. Happy to hear that your husband’s health is improving Becca… what a terrible ordeal for you all to go through. I hope he will continue to improve.ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Glad to haer life is back to normal for you! Wishing you all the health and happiness for this year. :o) Looking forward to your beautiful creations no matter where they were created. TFS!ReplyCancel

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  • JulieJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Becca, you are a true source of inspiration to me and I am very regretful that I do not comment as often as I should — your work TRULY is amazing. As are you — I wish you, your husband, and your whole family lots of love and healing as you get back to normal at home. It’s hard to believe that you were able to continue creating and blogging during this tough period! Again, it just goes to show how amazing you are!

    And today’s project – so beautiful and cheery! It just so happens that I just made a notebook with that same paper lately, too. Great name also — I watched Pushing Daisies too!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Dear Becca –

    Your husband is a very lucky man to have a wife as devoted and loving as you. I am so glad he is on the mend. I don’t think you shared TMI, sometimes it makes one feel better to express oneself. You are an inspiration to many of us out there and I know I feel privileged that you felt comfortable enough to share something personal with us.

    God Bless

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • CarolenJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Becca, I hope that the transplant was a complete success and that your husband’s health will be much improved.

    Take care of yourself (and hubby) and don’t worry about how often
    you post!

    Best Wishes for 2010!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:37 am

    My heart goes out to you, Becca. I saw my mother be a caregiver to her mother so I can more than appreciate the stress. Life never affects just one – it touches us all. Having recently been placed on disability (and still fighting gov’t and other stuff) I am ever so grateful to have my crafts as my diversion. It doesn’t always work- as you well know- but it is an integral part of our sanity.
    I am relieved to hear your hubby (the one who made that darling card last year!) is on the mend and I send hugs & kisses to you both.
    Je te donne mon coeur, Becca :)ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:37 am

    I was not aware that your hubby was ill….I will be praying for him and your family! The Lord has sure blessed you with strength, endurance, and perseverance for sure!! Isn’t it amazing how He carries us if we just allow Him to?!
    Your “Pushing Daisies” project is incredible…that WAS my favorite show until it was cancelled! :(
    Take care and God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Becca, first and foremost Praise God for walking with you and your family along this journey.. He is our guiding light and our inspiration of hope and I pray for your husband’s recovery.. it must have been lonely while he was in the hospital but thank goodness for blogger land right?!! Having your closest friends to help you through this tough time and the concern shared of the companies you work with I’m sure was such a blessing.. God is good!

    I too looooved that show pushing daisies … and what a cute idea is this!! What are the dimensions of the book do you mind my asking?! This is such a cheery little project.. I just love it!! I will keep you in my prayers and may God continue to bless you and your family.

    Sherry DReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie PszybylskiJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:45 am

    God Bless you and your husband. I will keep you in our prayers. A big thank you for your inspiration for all of us. Your seed book is beautiful. Hope to figure out how to get it together. Hang in there. You have many friends whose faces you’ve never seen but have been in their thoughts and your name on their lips while praying.
    Stay well,

  • LeslieJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:49 am

    Prayers to you! I’ve crafted my way through my fathers illness and death (5 years). There is healing in art.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Hi Girlie!!
    I would not expect any less of you than what you have done the past few months. When I met you a year ago, I could tell that you have a very big heart and through that heart comes your caring self and the awesome creations that you bring forward to inspire all of us!
    Best wishes to your hubby, you and your family.
    I am not too far away for you to call on me if you ever need support.

  • Lesa RappJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Wow Becca, I am so glad you shared more personal stuff with us. It inspires me even more to see the beauty you create and how it is an outlet for you when you are going through really tough times. I have loved being inspired by your work this past year. Your art has an amazing quality that I truly love. Thanks for sharing your talent with us each and every day! Hugs and best wishes to you. I pray that your hubby does well and heals.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Dear Becca, Thank you for sharing a bit about your life. My best to you, your husband, and your family . I hope 2010 is kinder to all of you. You are truly an amazing woman!! You constantly inspire us with your fabulous creations. Now you have inspired us to create something beautiful despite our circumstances. And ” work with what we have” in what ever craft space we are afforded . You live the idea of Bloom where you are planted!!

  • Sue from OregonJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Oh My goodness, you and your family have really been through a rough spell. I know 2010 will be a good year for you and your sweetie. Hugs to you girlie!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RandallJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:18 pm


    Thank you for trusting us your loyal readers to share a very intimate part of your life. I am thnakful that your husband is on the upside and grateful to God for His healing power and grace.

    Thank you for continuing to share with us your creative talents in spite of all that was going on.

    Bless You

    Cheryl RandallReplyCancel

  • KarliJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    First, BIG HUGS to you. Bless your heart- what an incredible journey you’ve been through. I hope your hubby continues forward on the mend to a full and complete recovery. I LOVED the show Pushing Daisies & was SOOOOOO sad when it was canceled :( It was such a fun, original, & unique show (much like your creations :) God Bless You and your family.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    God bless you and your family my dear, dear friend. I’m sending you the biggest, warmest, gratefull {{{{hug}}} I can. Not only do you take care of your hubby. You think of us. You are truely amazing.

    With much love and blessings,

    p.s. I remember seeing that creation on the SCS “dirty” gallery.
    Thought it was sooo cute.ReplyCancel

  • Chris KJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Glad to hear your husband is on the mend. Will remember you both in my prayers. Thank you for continuing to share your creations with us. Love today’s project.ReplyCancel

  • ArthaJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Becca, thank you so much for being transparent in sharing your trying and serious circumstances. More than just sharing the struggles, however, you shared your walk by faith IN them, which is a testimony and encouragement to all who frequent your beautiful and creative blog. Thank you for your obedient heart and creative spirit. I definitely see lots of our Father in you! Blessings on this New Year to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Becky Y.January 17, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    I’m so glad you shared with us! I can’t imagine living out of an RV for that long, much less while my husband was going through such a serious procedure! Thank God for the grace to get through it all, and to have provided a creative outlet for you to escape to.ReplyCancel

  • Jill HaddadJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    First of all, I just want you to know that you could have shared all of this earlier had you wanted to. The prayers of your readers would have been behind you and your hubby as you patiently waited through his treatment.

    Second – I adore this seed packet organizer! What a lovely Easter/Birthdya or Think of You Gift it would be for a gardening friend. tfs!ReplyCancel

  • Carol FJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. I am always so touched to learn of people whose faith helps bring them through the trials and sadness in their lives. I am sorry for your family and will include you in my prayers.

    I believe that through and because of your circumstances, you have discovered that God has given you this incredible talent, a very special gift. I believe he has given it to you for many reasons including being a blessing to your blog followers. I am so appreciative.

    May God continue to bring healing to your husband and strength to your family. May you always find comfort in The King!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MatinJanuary 17, 2010 - 12:59 pm

    I wish I knew you were in San Antonio!!! I would have LOVED to help you and keep you company. I live in the DFW area but have a ton of family in SA.
    I just gave my testimony in Sunday School today…about how people are hurting and their pain in almost like a private hell!!! Having the love and acceptance (after being transparent and opening yourself up) has given me a new hope. Your pain of your husbands health issues is your “valley.” I am truly inspired (even more than before) by your work and talent. Thanks a million for wanting to create and share your gift. It is your act of worship!!!
    10,000 Blessings to you and your family,
    Valerie MartinReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Becca, oh my goodness you are truly amazing! We would never have guessed you were going through all you went through the last couple of months. I am so glad to hear your DH is doing much better and you have been able to return home. And, I am sure it was feels so good to be there. Our Lord certainly substained you through this difficult time and I thank you for sharing with us. It gives us all hope and assurance!

    Your seed packets are fabulous just like everything else you do.

    Thank you again Becca and my the Lord bless you for your faithfulness.


  • Mary BethJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    God is great and He is taking care of you and your family! May He give you the strength, courage and wisdom to press on and continue inspiring the rest of us. God bless you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina aka okimom2girlzJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    Becca, I am keeping you and your family…especially your DH in my prayers. It is hard to talk about things going on at times, but I am glad you did so we can pray for healing for your husband in the area he need healing. You have done an amazing job keeping everything look normal here on your Blog! I am truly amazed and I want to tell you…you are one strong woman and God will continue to bless you in ways you never thought possible. Stay strong and take each day as it comes! Hugs and many prayers {{{HUGS}}}, SabrinaReplyCancel

  • SueJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    I don’t often comment- but I enjoy your site very often. I know God will reward your faithfulness and your grace throughout your trying time. Your obvious delight in the Lord has been and will always be your strength and reward. Our family has been through harrowing times with my older sister who has had life-threatening issues as well. Thank you for being a testament to the Spirit of our mighty God when we as humans have nothing left. Somehow, His Grace always seems to sustain us. God Bless you and your husband and I pray this truly is a delightful year full of wonder, health and true happiness for your family!

    Your sister in Christ-
    Sue ShepherdReplyCancel

  • Dana C.January 17, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Becca I am so sad to hear of all the difficulties that you and your family have been facing. I am very happy to hear though that life is starting to show something that looks like normal life. I pray for you and your family and a speedy recovery for your hubby. God is faithful and just to grant us the prayers/requests and desires of our hearts if we truly trust and believe in Him. Your faith appears to have grown and been challenged through this time and it is my prayer that He will continue to bless you has you bless those around you and in blog world.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing organizer. It is beautiful and so unique. Just like you. Thanks again for the reminders of God’s faithfulness and ever endearing love.


  • ElizabethJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Your blog is one of my favorites and I get so much inspiration from it and your lovely cards! You and your family are in my prayers. May 2010 be a year of great blessing for you and all the crafters that follow the blog.


  • TerriJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    You are such a blessing…your cards are beautiful and I am always excited to see my e-mail pop up when it’s from here. Thank you for sharing another part of yourself. It makes your work just that much more special. In prayer,ReplyCancel

  • sandy dixonJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Becca, first let me say..We serve an awesome GOD who is good all the time. You are such an inspiration to so many people and I love how your love of our Savior shows through in your work. My prayers are with your husband and I look forward to what you have in store for us in the coming year.ReplyCancel

  • Susan GJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your very personal struggle. May God’s grace and goodness strengthen you always.ReplyCancel

  • NaomiJanuary 17, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    You are one amazing woman!! With all that on your plate and you still managed to do some amazing art work. May this year be a good and healthy year for you and your DH and family.ReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Hi Becca,
    My love and thoughts are with you, glad that hubby is on the mend and things are looking up for you.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    This was God’s intention all along… give hope and inspirational to one another….bless you and your family…….ReplyCancel

  • Wanda HJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    I’m very glad you shared!!! and I’m glad your husband is mending. God is amazing… always there, never late, full of love for us. YOU are an amazing woman!!!! The gorgeous pieces you made and shared from your RV… wow!!!! You are an inspiration for all of us!! ((HUGS))ReplyCancel

  • Terri JacksonJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    Becca, Thank you so much for sharing. I believe it is an inspiration to us all who are going through things in our family. My mother has breast cancer and my dad has prostrate cancer. My husband has diabetic retinopoly and other serious eye problems. Then last month I was diagnosed with diabetes. It has been a long year but I know God is still in control for us and for you too! Sometimes I just quit stamping and creating jewelry because I get so depressed, but your blog today is inspiring me to pull myself up by the boot straps and get busy again! Thanks again for being a God send into my llife. It is amazing just exactly who God connects us to! All things work for good to those who serve the Lord!ReplyCancel

  • Terri JacksonJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    P.S. I am thrilled about your husband’s progress. That is great!!!ReplyCancel

  • Khunter47January 17, 2010 - 2:40 pm


    I just wanted to tell you what a blessing your blog is for me. I am so glad that I was led to it. I will add my prayers to the many that are already going up for you, your husband and your family. Thanks for all that you do. God Bless You.

    Love in Christ,


  • Julie KoerberJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    I am so glad that you’re out of this dark period of life Becca. It’s so nice to hear that through it all, you kept that beautiful and positive attitude. I’ve said lots of prayers for your family and won’t stop anytime soon. It will, however, be nice to see you get back in the swing of things in your stamp room! ;-) I can’t believe you stamped in an RV. Good to know it can be done!ReplyCancel

  • Jan GavinJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Ditto to all the above and more hugs & prayers from Iowa.ReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NEJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I have also been away from my computer and craft room, being a caregiver to my Mother who lives 500 miles away from me. Thank you for sharing your story of your ill husband, and his journey back to good health. It certainly makes us realize what truly is important in our lives, doesn’t it? Take care of yourself. Linda S. in NEReplyCancel

  • Kathy KelsheimerJanuary 17, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Becca, You are such an inspiration! No longer just in your creations, but also in your testimony. I can’t began to express the hope you’ve given me. Instead of withdrawing during a difficult time, you chose to create and share. Thank you for that love, that gift you’ve given us. That is the love of Jesus reflected through you. I’ll pray for your husbands’ healing and ask strength for you as you continue to care for him.ReplyCancel

  • DWDJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Bless Your Heart!!! I had no idea you were going thru so much. I don’t know how you did it.

    My hubby wants to travel the US when he retires, in an RV. My thought was, could I leave my paper that long. LOL So it’s nice to know that paper crafting can be done in an RV.

    I got into cardmaking and scrapbooking in 2006. Our first grandbaby was born in June and my hubby was deployed to Iraq in Aug of that year. I am hooked and odn’t think I could ever leave it behind fo any length of time. I found your blog last Jan. Was hooked after seeing 2 or 3 of your cards. Now I subscribe.

    I hope 2010 is a year full of good health for your hubby. You, your hubby and family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    I am so glad you shared. You have an amazing spirit. God is so Good and Faithful! I am praying for you and your husband and family. May God richly bless you in the future. Big Hugs!

    “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” Deuteronomy 7:9ReplyCancel

  • debbJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    God Bless you and your family….ReplyCancel

  • JenJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    All I can say is… WOW!
    Thinking back on all of the creations you shared with us the last couple months I’m blown away that you kept up with your daily posts and creating and everything while all the while relocating in an RV so you could be close to your hubby in the hospital. Holy smokes, girl! You are amazing!

    As my hubby would say, “You are the package!” (*wink*)

    Thank you for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    Becca, all the challenges you have been experiencing the last several months display how much love you give to your family. I’m so happy your dear husband is at home and feeling better. He is so lucky to have such a wonderful, responsible, caring wife! It’s obvious how much your faith sustained you this ordeal. And then you worry about not having enough projects for all of us in blog land. Please take the time to relax and do some things that make you feel good. You have no idea how much you have inspired me and have made my creativity grow through your blog. Love your seed journal and the creative title. You are the AMAZING in Amazing Grace. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You and your family will definitely be in my prayers. Hang in there, dear lady.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • JoannJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    God Bless you and your family and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. All of your work is so beautiful and inspiring and you need to know that there are many people who are thankful for the joy you bring to their lives.

    Lots of love, hugs and kissesReplyCancel

  • Kitty RodahlJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story, Becca! I never would have dreamed you were paper crafting from an RV! Truly amazing! If you are not familar with the group Sela, check out their song “Press On” on the CD by the same title. Even reading the words without the melody is uplifting during those dark times. So thankful your husband is doing well and you are home. Looking forward to more awesome projects from you in 2010. May it be your best year yet!ReplyCancel

  • SabineJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing from your heart!This is what life is all about and what makes you truly amazing!!!!This is why I like this blog-I get to know you with all your joys and struggles.
    Now after seeing your Craft –I want Spring,Spring Spring!!!!This got me motivated to make my seed orders, but planting up here in Northern B.C is not possible until middle of May.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry HJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    You are an incredibly strong woman, and so generous to share your beautiful projects with us and teach new techniques. You’re tutorials are amazing. Yours is the first blog I read everyday because it starts my day with beauty. May your husband continue to improve.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Praise God your husband is home and on the mend. Your spirit is amazing. God has graced you with many talents, and your work
    reveals them. Thank you for the work you share with us, and how
    it inspires us.ReplyCancel

  • mamajulieJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    My prayers are with you at all times. Sounds like things are taking a turn turn for the better. May they continue that way for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • DeepaJanuary 17, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    Wow Becca – If you can create such astoundingly gorgeous creations in an RV bedroom … I can’t wait to see what you’ll dream up next now that you’re back in your craft room!! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts that your hubby continues to heal and improve and you can celebrate all the milestones properly!!

    Your seed binder is fabulous – I think I need to make one for my parents. They are forever “stashing seeds for next year” and they are never found again … :)ReplyCancel

  • NevaJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Thanks for all your beautiful cards, Becca. Little do you know how many lives you touch with the amazing graceful gifts God has given you. I know about being a caregiver and living through 28 hour days and weeks that seem 10 days long. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I love the seed organizer. I am going to plan to make some for gifts for all the gardners in my life.ReplyCancel

  • Linda WJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Becca, I wish that you had shared this with us sooner so that we might have lent our prayers and support earlier. I know what it is like to be a caregiver and how stressful that can be. It is also much worse when your loved one is confined to a hospital. Know that we are praying for continued good health. Here’s to a fabulous new year!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Farneth-KerrJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    The inspiration you have given me is immeasurable. I just knew you were a wonderful talent and your circumstance just shows the hart that goes into everything you do. It’s not often I get a chance to be touched by those kinds of people in my life. You are cherished in many ways and
    we are blessed to have you in our lives. GOD bless you & hubby may he have a speedy recovery :) Thank You for sharing like you do !!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Becca, Don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said already on previous posts. Your beautiful creations seem to arise from your beautiful soul. I pray your husband is on the road to a full recovery and that life will be full of wonderful surprises for you in the year ahead. Grace and peace to you.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    Becca, your testimony is beautiful! As a cancer survivor, I really do understand the meaning of prayer and your comment about never being alone! Your family and you will be in my prayers. You’re such an inspiration. Bless you for sharing the gifts and talents God has given you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy L RozemaJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    Becca , I love your creations, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may God continue to bless you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    I admire yoour strength and faith. You inspire me to face my own challenges with my head held a little higher. You’re the best. And your projects are great, too!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I am so glad you have shared with us. You are an AMAZING woman. Truly you have blessed all of us many times over. I wish we were able to have helped you through this trying time in your life. I am thankful your husband is doing so well and that you are both back home. I pray he will fully recover and that the year ahead will bring you happiness, health and all kinds of surprising and wonderful things.
    I would never have guessed you were making your beautiful art under such stressful conditions nor in a trailer!
    Becca – You have shown such grace and courage. You have honoured God in everything you have done. There is a very special place waiting for you by His side.
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Theresa HarrisJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    You and your family are in my prayers. God’s grace is truly amazing, be blessed and grow strong in the Lord and rejoice in His marvelous and mighty power.ReplyCancel

  • JannaJanuary 17, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    Looking from the outside, we may never know what someone is struggling with. You are an inspiration to us all, Becca, in more ways than you know! May God bless you and your husband.ReplyCancel

  • PatiJanuary 17, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Becca, Thanks for sharing! It really puts you in a real, human light : ) Your testimony, with all of your wonderful artwork, is truly inspiring. Glad to hear dh’s health is on the mend, that you’re all home together now, and the reminder that God is so good, He’s our source of strength, peace and creativity! I look forward to the tutorials and the wonderful projects you have in store for 2010! That is when ever you get caught up on your other commitments, have moved back into your home life and spread some lovin’ on your family (daily requirement), of course… : )

    P.s. What is “Normal”? I think the definition of “normal” evolves on a regular basis when you have a life as exciting (busy & challenging) as yours : )ReplyCancel

  • mary stuartJanuary 17, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    Oh Becca, never over the holidays did i sense you were going through these trials with your DH. You are amazing! Love the seed organizer – lovely just like you! Pushing Daisy’s was one of my favs, too.
    You and your lovely family are in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • MarionJanuary 17, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    May God bless you and yours, so glad to hear your husband is now on the mend.
    Marion UKReplyCancel

  • DeborahJanuary 17, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    BLESS your sweet HEART Becca…”Amazing Grace” is a most appropriate name for your blog. HUGS to you.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 17, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    Hugs and continued prayers!ReplyCancel

  • MelindaJanuary 17, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. I’m so glad to hear your husband is on the mend & you’re back home. My cardmaking helped me get through my Mother’s alzheimers & her death last year. It was hard but the crafting made it a little easier. God Bless you & your family.ReplyCancel

  • LuAnnJanuary 17, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Welcome home Becca and hubby! I shouldn’t be surprised that you are even more wonderful during such trials. May God bless you all. Among your talents as a papercrafter and stamper, you have a remarkable spirit of love and faith. Your husband must be very blessed by having such a wonderful caretaker. Please know that you are all in our daily prayers. Hope your hubby returns to good health soon.ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}January 17, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    Becca, thank you for sharing yourself with us all – I’m glad to hear that you are home and hubby is on the mend. You are in my prayers my friend!!ReplyCancel

  • SandyJanuary 17, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Having had a loved one in the hospital this past week I can understand a little of what you went through. Now that they are both doing better we can get back to stamping!!!!
    My prayers will be with you and your dh that you both will enjoy good health. Thank you for sharing.
    You should have mentioned this sooner. Just think how many prayers would have been offered for your hubby.
    Love the seed organizer. What a wonderful little gift for someone.

  • Marion (Australia)January 17, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    Dear Becca!

    I read your message with tears in my eyes. Thank you for trusting us with your very personal story.
    God is so faithful. He is so close to us in those very dark times. I pray for your husband to continue to get stronger each day and that our darling Lord continues to strengthen you as you both go through this together. I emphasis the word THROUGH.
    2010 will be a wonderful year for you both as it will be for my DH and me. We too have gone through a year of chemo and radiation and now see that light at the end of the tunnel.
    Your creations have truly inspired me and I thank you for your wonderful talent. You are truly amazing with all your wonderful ideas. I love your new project and think it would be a wonderful gift for a gardener…male or female.

    Take care dear Becca and know that so many are praying for you and hubby.

    Hugs Marion (Australia)ReplyCancel

  • TeelaJanuary 17, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing about your faith and your family. Also, the Pushing Daisies is just too cute. My mind is already thinking about how to use this one! Blessings~ReplyCancel

  • corlissJanuary 17, 2010 - 6:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing your faith story. My prayers and thought will be with you and your family. May God Bless and Keep you all.ReplyCancel

  • DawnLJanuary 17, 2010 - 7:08 pm

    Becca, thankful your hubby is doing better! lovely creation… and congrats on that gorgeous wedding pub!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningJanuary 17, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Hi Becca! So good to know you are home and your hubby is on the mend! God is so good…. and you have had many praying for you both and it’s so good to know this stretch of the journey is over for you all! I pray he’ll continue to improve and that God will bring much good out of the whole experience! Continuing to pray….

  • Sue (Australia)January 17, 2010 - 7:23 pm

    Hi Bec, Thanks for sharing your inspiration not only in your crafting, but also in your life and your faith. We all need to hear testimonies like that. May God continue to bless your husband and you in all that you do together and for others.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon CaudleJanuary 17, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Bless your heat, Becca! I’m sure glad to hear that things are so much better now, and that you’re home and on your way back to normal. Your family is in my prayers! big hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Billie AndersonJanuary 17, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    Becca, Blessings, prayers and positive thoughts are to you and your husband and family. I hope that 2010 is a better year for you all.
    I am so glad you have your blog and gift to create to keep you going during those trying times. I love you work and comment often, you are blessed in many ways. Can’t wait to see what 2010 brings us from you. You are an inspiration to all in many ways. Welcome back home.ReplyCancel

  • Jane TJanuary 17, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    So good to know your husband is healing. I will keep ya’ll in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Joselle(N.A.)January 17, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    Faith, Hope and Blessings for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HavlovicJanuary 17, 2010 - 7:55 pm

    You are such an amazing person! God Bless You and may He continue to keep you strong, healthy and multi-talented. Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery.ReplyCancel

  • Loni ReynoldsJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    Gorgeous project, as usual. I’m amazed you can be so creative under such trying circumstances. You were sick with worry–usually the must flees when stress is in the room. You had a much smaller space and fewer of your “toys,” as well. You are awesome! I’m so glad DH is so much better! Thanks for sharing, by the way.ReplyCancel

  • Loni ReynoldsJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    hello……! I meant the Muse flees, not the must. ROFL!ReplyCancel

  • SandyJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    I wish your husband a speedy and complete recovery. I know that you were sustained thru your troubles by your faith and your wonderful creativity. I love you every day.ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZachrichJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    May 2010 be a year of blessings of good health for all of you, and may the Lord watch over you all. You are an inspiration to all of us in more ways than you can imagine!ReplyCancel

  • carol b.January 17, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    Wishing you and your husband all the best for 2010, may your trials be few and your rewards great!
    carol bReplyCancel

  • DaviJanuary 17, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    Becca, Thank you for sharing. You are a wonderful testimony of how God sustaines and keeps. You continued to share your incredible talent without complaining or giving into the trials! Your creations are soooo beautiful and encouraging to me and obviously to many many others. I pray that your husband’s health is increased and strengthened day by day and that your faithfulness is blessed beyond measure!ReplyCancel

  • MargieHJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    Becca, I did not know what was happening with your DH.

    I am so so happy that he is doing better and I pray that he get stronger and stronger by the minute! Hugs to you for enduring all that you had to go through to keep him going.

    May 2010 be full of better times and wonderful memories!

    All the best, MargieH xoReplyCancel

  • JackieJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:12 pm


    I have followed your blog for about a year now and have loved every thing that you have shared with us. If it is your talented works of art or the sharing of yourself to others. I am amazed that you can do this end of it at all with what you have been dealing with. Thanks be to God.ReplyCancel

  • LindyJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Becca, I have a whole new level of appreciation for you. Your strength amazes me and also challenges me. Wishing you and your family many, many blessings in the coming year.ReplyCancel

  • Vivian StoweJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Becca, not only have you been a creative inspiration but a spirtual one as well. What a lovely light you shine! I will pray for you and your family and wish you nothing up uphill progress from here on.ReplyCancel

  • Marie FairJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Becca a seed journal is not by accident. So many times God uses you even when you do not know that is what he is doing. You have planted so many seeds in the past and present and there will be so many more for the future. As these seeds are put into the ground, they will begin to rot and then burst open with life. This is what you do for others on a daily basis.

    I see a lot of beautiful work out there, but I see an annointing to everything you put your hands too. I too turned to crafting during my time of need. I was paralyzed in a car accident 5 yrs ago. My husband is my caretaker. However, I have come to realize I may not enjoy my circumstances at the time but God trust me to be strong enough to go through it. That means he has alot more trust in me than I have in myself. He has trusted you with so much, caring for your husband and everyone you minister too daily. You are so blessed to have a great team of armour bearers that you can trust to take over when you cannot be there.

    I pray for healing, provision, and many many blessing’s for you and as your seeds burst forth with life so will healing in your house hold. You are in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • DoniJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Although that project is adorable and all, I have to say Becca that you yourself sharing what all you’ve been through with your husband is incredible. It shows that you love him, you love HIM, and you love what you do for us! Sure hope your hubby continues to do great…we’re in the Dallas area and at the V.A. many times a month, and I know that if I had to be there every day for my own husband, I would! I’d even find a way to take my crafting with me too! (which I do anyway in a small suitcase!!).
    You’re in our prayers here too, and please keep us updated as to how your husband is doing. It’s been so nice to see your blog and get to know you over the past few months. You’ve inspired me to get out my stuff and make some cards, and I even just got a HUGE order of stamps from Our Daily Bread. Love those stamps! But it’s because YOU shared your beautiful cards with US that made me want to craft again after being sick a lot of the past year.
    Thanks for sharing your passions with us. Your love for God, your love for your husband, and your love for crafting. You are truly blessed!!

  • Barb HardemanJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    Becca, you are an amazing testimony of God’s rich faithfulness and the moving of His grace in the lives of His own. I wish I had known you were in San Antonio, I would have gladly come and shared just a cup of coffee and a time of prayer to help you through those days. I can’t tell you how much you have blessed me with the beauty of your creations. Visiting with you almost daily, though I don’t often leave comments (sorry, life is so busy), you have so inspired me to grow in my craft. Thank you so much for allowing God to pour Himself through your life, through your family, and through your talent. May you find Him more than enough in the coming year.
    Warm hugs,

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJanuary 17, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    Becca…..I’m in prayer for you and your Hubby….I’m glad you shared so all of us can have the HONOR of raising you up in prayer. We will storm the gates of Heaven in your behalf. I’m also glad that you gave the names of the companies that have supported you during this time…I will use them first as my way of saying thanks for a Merciful attitude!!! Keep us all posted on your needs so we can raise them up in one voice. Sending Love, KerryReplyCancel

  • Amy hadleyJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing Becca, you’re an amazing woman ?ReplyCancel

  • SandraJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    prayers are with you and your family – I am glad to hear all is on the mend.
    Hang in there!

  • RufusJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:46 pm

    I knew that you were having a difficult time, but had no idea how difficult. I’m amazed at the depth, diversity and beauty that you managed to create in trying circumstances. You are an amazing woman, in many ways. I’m so happy for you and your family that your hubby is doing well and that you are able to be back home. Thank you for the trust that you have placed in your faithful readers by sharing your personal story. May your seeds continue to grow and flourish!

  • TrishJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    Many thanks Becca for sharing just what you have been going through lately and I give thanks to God for bringing your hubby safely thus far. I along with countless others will be praying for his continued healing and for a total refreshing of your mind and body which must be exhausted.
    May our loving Saviour richly bless you and your family.
    Many hugs,
    Trish xReplyCancel

  • Patty WJanuary 17, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Becca, I’m so glad you shared your story of you and your LH trials of the last couple of months. Now we can all pray for you and your loved ones! I’m sure the stress has left you really exhausted, even though it feels sooo good to be back home and settled in again. I hope you will take your time (paper crafting) and get some much needed rest. You need to take good care of yourself and your Honey now. We’ll still be here. . . I know I will. I love your beautiful work. Such talent is exceptional! There’s not been a single project you’ve done that’s not been wonderful and inspiring. Thank you for all that you’ve given me. You are a blessing to me! I too have had a trying year, and reading your blog has been a bright spot in my life. I’ll never forget the sweet story of the gentleman whose wife had alzheimers as my own Mother was struggling with and then dying of it. It brought tears, but still it was uplifting and loving. Thank you! I trust, God will send you strength and healing and I send you love! Blessings! Patty W. PS. Please let us know how he’s doing. We care!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsJanuary 18, 2010 - 12:27 am

    I understand about stamping as therapy or even salvation of one’s sanity during a time like this. I began stamping when I took family medical leave from work and became a primary caregiver to my mother when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was a wonderful and terrible time – wonderful to spend every last moment with her, literally, and terrible because the remaining time was so short and, for her, incredibly painful. Stamping and the creative outlet it provided gave me such relief from all the terrible pressures. God bless you and your family, LynneReplyCancel

  • marie in CtJanuary 18, 2010 - 12:39 am


    My how the Lord does use you!!!! I along with the many others love your work and marvel. I am sure you have sown my seeds for him. Praise God!!!! My prayers are with you during this trial. Thank you for sharing. May the Lord continue to work your life and your work. You are truly a blessing to all of us!!!!ReplyCancel

  • IreneJanuary 18, 2010 - 12:40 am

    God Bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/GeorgiaJanuary 18, 2010 - 12:50 am

    Thank you for sharing your life with us and allowing us to see that even with your amazing talent, you also have struggles like many others. Your talent has always been an inspiration, so it’s not surprising to find that your life is also inspiring and that your faith has brought you through some very difficult times. I know you will continue to be a wonderful caregiver, but I hope you will take “just for me” time also. If it means your missing a few days of blogging now and then, know that we’ll be here waiting for you. Many prayers are going up for you and your husband. Hope my comments and those of all the others have let you see how much you mean to us.ReplyCancel

  • LindaJanuary 18, 2010 - 1:25 am

    Wow, I can not imagine what you have gone through in the past few months…I am so glad that your crafting and blogging helped you through lonely times. You are obviously a very strong, determined woman Becca and I am so glad to hear that your husband’s health is improving. God Bless and I eagerly await your future creations which bring me so much inspiration. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)January 18, 2010 - 2:09 am


    Wow. I had no idea your hubby was sick, thank the Lord he is doing better now. I will say a prayer for him to keep improving. I can’t believe you crafted such wonderful things from an RV, I am more impressed than I can find words to say.

    I myself have been sick for the past several weeks. It seems the Ohio winter this year doesn’t like me, and I have had terrible Bronchitis. So scared it would turn into pneumonia, but I am feeling better each day. They say the cough is the last thing to leave. So, if I have not commented in a few days, please forgive me. I neglected my favorite blogs and my own blog. So hard to get caught up, isn’t it?

    Anyways, give your hubby my best, and take care.


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • Susan MJanuary 18, 2010 - 4:48 am

    May God bless you and your family with good health and every blessing this year.Thank you for this wonderful blog full of inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 18, 2010 - 5:06 am

    Thanks Becca, for sharing your story with us. May God bless you and your family not only thru the rough times but always. Your Journal is just lovely. As I have said before you certainly are Blessed and thank God for that, we get to see that with every post and project. :DReplyCancel

  • Connie NHJanuary 18, 2010 - 5:18 am

    Thank you for sharing your life moments. We all need to call ut to each other from time to time. Hope all goes much better for your husband and you.

    Your seed book is so wonderful. Could you share how you made it. My dad’s birthday is coming up in March. He will be 80 but he is an advid gardener.

    Thank you for Sharing.ReplyCancel

  • judyJanuary 18, 2010 - 6:16 am

    Love the organizer–where did you get the envelopes? thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • loydineJanuary 18, 2010 - 6:38 am

    I’m so glad to hear that your hubby is on the mend. I will definitely keep him in my prayers. What a testament of love for your husband and for paper crafting! You really are amazing!! Love the organizer. I hope you will give us a tutorial on that. Thanks for always sharing your lovely works of art.ReplyCancel

  • GermaineJanuary 18, 2010 - 7:31 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve admire all your artwork and am always in awe, but doing it from an RV with limited stuff, is a miracle God has given you to pass down to us numpties!! Your project today is so lovely, TFS and I will definitely give it a try!
    I too have had a battle with my health, so I do understand the hardships that you have endured. I do hope that your hubby is feeling better today and everyday to some, and I wish him a very speedy recovery!! and Good Health to you too! Hugs always! GReplyCancel

  • Emma O.January 18, 2010 - 7:58 am

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. My husband and I have been blessed with our health. I pray with this transplant you and your husband will have a healthy and happy year!ReplyCancel

  • debJanuary 18, 2010 - 8:03 am

    I respect your privacy, but sometimes, sharing just the most minute detail with folks can make you feel so much better. If we are nothing, we are a strong, Christian support group offering our prayers and hugs.ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethJanuary 18, 2010 - 9:03 am

    I have really enjoyed visiting your blog, Becca. It has been a source of inspiration, both with crafting and life. You and your family remain in my prayers.


  • Marge R.January 18, 2010 - 9:28 am

    I’m always so in awe of your unbelievable talent, Becca. God truly works in mysterious ways. I pray that 2010 will be a wonderful year of continuing blessings for you & your family. Thank you for being such a kind, caring soul to not only your family, but to all of us who each day look forward to what glorius art treasures you’ve created!ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyJanuary 18, 2010 - 9:46 am

    I too am glad you shared this with us, so we can all pray for you & your family.
    You inspire me! When I look at all you accomplish, and now to learn that you’ve been creating it all in your RV bedroom for a while now! Well, if you can accomplish so much beauty, then surely I can in my fully stocked craft room! (well at least I can TRY ;o) Becca!!)
    God is good, and He is with you every step of the way. Now we can too!
    {{Hugs}} ReeReplyCancel

  • WandaJanuary 18, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Hi Becca!

    So glad to hear your husband is recovering well! Yes, God is good and so was the support from your circle of friends.
    I’m so glad I found your site as your creations inspire me!

    Blessings to you and your family!


  • ToshJanuary 18, 2010 - 10:40 am

    What a wonderfully written post Becca. I’m so sorry for all you and your family have been through. But I’m thrilled to know that you have your faith and that it sustained you each step. And I’m in awe of your skill and commitment to keeping your blog going through it all without missing a step that I could see. You’re amazing!! I’m glad you’re home! Hugs and prayers!!!

    Oh…and I have to say, your seed packet organizer is ultra clever and beautiful!! Another stunner!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJanuary 18, 2010 - 11:52 am

    Becca, what an inspiration you are! I know you are a woman of strong Christian beliefs and your faith touches all of us. How encouraging it is to know that even in the darkest hours you reach out to all of us with your amazing God given creativity to teach us and inspire us. I’m saying prayers of praise and thanks that you and your DH have weathered this storm and are home again and prayers that 2010 will be a year full of blessings for you both! Thank you again for all you do and share with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • AliciaJanuary 18, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Bravo on your demonstration of inner strength and devotionto your faith. And, thank you for sharing your story. It is only through the testimonies of others that those who have not found Him learn about Him. Your story really is inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • Carol CrichtonJanuary 18, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Becca your project, like evrything you do is so beautiful.
    Over the last few months I have scoured many blogs and sites looking for inspiration, but yours is my number one.

    You have a truly amazing talent and I believe that many of us have always felt that it truly is a gift from God. But, how you have continued to do what you have done these last few months with the pressure you must have been under is awe inspiring and a real teastament to your faith. thank you for sharing something of yourself with us and may God continue to bless you, your husband and your family.

    I have never met you and, since I am in the UK I know I never will, but I just wish I could give you a huge hug.

    Carol CReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonJanuary 18, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    And I thought you were just an “Amazing designer”. Now I know you are truly an amazing woman. It took a long time to get to the bottom of the comments, just shows what an inspiration you are to so many. I too have been put in the position of caregiver this year as my husband has been battling stage 4 cancer. Friends constantly worry and give support to me, but I’m not the one who’s sick. His journey has been so much more difficult than mine. I’m just grateful for my own health to be able to care for him. We’ve had so much support and love from friends and family from all over the country and prayers being lifted up in places we are not even aware of. I know our own faith and the faith of others has gotten us through this year and God’s love will continually give us the strength we need to finish the race. I found that creating cards of sympathy, get well, just thinking of you and happy times like B’day, anniversaries, etc. allowed me to focus on others and get through the hardest of times. Bless you and your family and we’ll add them to our daily prayer list.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 18, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    Wow it is amazing what you have been through and the lovely projects you were able to create in that time, so glad you had something to fall back on to get you through, God is good!
    What great news that all is now well, pray it continues that way…
    So love your project, so creative and such a stylish way to store your seeds, may you have a blooming year ahead :)ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJanuary 18, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Becca – you continue to amaze!! What a very distressing time you have had lately and I am speechless to express my admiration at how you have coped and carried on creating all the beautiful projects you have been showing us. Not only has God given you talent but He has given you courage and faith to see you through what must have been a very worrying time. I salute you and wish you and your family a healthy troublefree future.
    Your project is beautiful and full of conotations.
    Bless you.

  • Peggy MaierJanuary 18, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Wow… AMAZING Paper Grace is a fitting title! What a wonderful God we serve – He makes a way for everything if we will just trust Him for one day at a time! God bless you & your husband!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya AppelJanuary 18, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Becca, thanks for sharing a bit of what you have been going through. Even though we have not met it is a small way to get to know others whom you would otherwise never get to “meet”. It is a testamony of the Lord’s goodness and mercy when we share what He has done and is doing in our lives. I also retreat to that creative side He has given as a gift to me when times are difficult, and think of Him while creating.

    My prayers for your family and your husbands continued recovery and health. Giving Him all the Glory!ReplyCancel

  • HeyGirlyJanuary 19, 2010 - 12:17 am

    Becca: Thank you for sharing those intimate details of what God has been doing in your life. It’s amazing that you were able to post anything during those trying times. I pray God’s blessings for and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda OttoJanuary 19, 2010 - 10:04 am

    Becca, Thanks for sharing all you have been through the past couple of months. This life can truly be difficult at times; but the good news is that we never go through those times alone. It’s good that you know the One who holds our future in His hands. Be blessed and continue to hold on to God’s unchanging hand. I will be praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EJanuary 19, 2010 - 11:33 am

    I’m sorry to hear about the trials you faced. You give so much to others through your blog and deserve to receive so much in return. Wishing your husband good health.ReplyCancel

  • Debbi ClouserJanuary 19, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    I knew that behind all the beautiful crafts you produce had to be a REAL woman just like the rest of us. Beauty comes out of pain and it’s obvious that you have had your fair share. Will remember you in prayer when I look at your inspiring blog entries each day!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne J DeanJanuary 19, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about this all Becca—I wish I’d known before, I would have sent extra prayers & love your way! But I’m sending them now and hope your husband continues to get better–so good wishes & prayers to you all!


  • Helen in CaliJanuary 20, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    Bless your little loving heart. Sorry to hear about all the challenges you and your family have faced but am SO happy to hear things are settling down. You impress us all. Sending you a big hug and a lot of love.ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferJanuary 21, 2010 - 9:45 am

    Big hugs to you, Becca, for everything you and your husband have been through this last little while. I’m so glad to know your husband is improving and you’re both safely back home. You will both continue to be in my prayers!

    Beautiful seed packet organizer, too! So cheery!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise TrahanJanuary 21, 2010 - 9:37 pm

    All the very best to your husband, you, and your entire family! Love your designs. You will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie LeeJanuary 22, 2010 - 6:26 pm

    Becca, I seldom leave comments, tho I am always AMAZED w the beauty of your daily creations. And, now knowing that you have been able to continue to create such gorgeous things, inc. this very sweet seed pkt organizer, all the while trying to live on the road and be strong while your husband endures the long journey thru his bone marrow transplant, etc. You truly are amazing and God has blessed you with immeasureable strength. You and your family are in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowJanuary 25, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Becca….I know your stress level must be pretty high…even though your husband is now on the mend, I will be adding him to my prayer list. I am so thrilled for you….glad to see good things happen to you and your family. Your work is so lovely and know that many good things are yet to come for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HughesFebruary 17, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    I came upon your blog by a fluke and I have spent two days combing through your wonderful cards and ideas.

    One idea (the owl on the booklet) was inspirational and I took that idea and ran with it. Dustin Pike has a website and a call went out to make cards for a little girl in Denver, Colorado who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia ….and she loves owls. He offered one of his owl digital images for free for anyone who wanted to make her a card.

    Well, I am in the middle of finishing my card for her and I saw your blog…off to Michael’s for a hot-pink journal…out come my Nestabilites …oops, no punch for the head…internet search…download punch image…print on cardstock…trace it out….use distress inks for the very first time…put it together and….I am amazed! I did a great job and I am so pleased with myself.

    I just wanted to say…thank you for your inspiration. I am a “paint by numbers” person and so brain-dead when it comes to putting a card together but, with blogs like yours and some others, I am managing to get it done and have fun at the same time.

    I am so glad you are home and your husband is doing well. Prayers out your way!