Sweet to the Soul

I’m amazed, yes I am!!  You all have sure helped turn my week around. I got to play again today and it feels good to keep my hands busy. Believe me, I have lots of goodies that have piled up on my desk over the last several weeks, so I’m hoping to touch some of them and show you what’s new. I’m so excited about some of the new stamps and dies I’ve gotten my hands on, so get ready :-)  Today, a quick card using a sweet sentiment from Our Daily Bread DesignsLittle Things.

I made a small medallion using Spellbinders™ Tear Drop Circles followed by Spellbinders™ Labels Fourteen followed by Spellbinders™ Picot Edge Circles.  I felt my main panel was a little plain so I pulled out some Want2Scrap rhinestones and cut the circle in half putting them on each side of my sentiment – sparkly :-)  That’s all – a card done – little triumphs!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread DesignsLittle Things
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Cream, My Minds Eye
Ink: Palette – Burnt Umber, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Tear Drop Circles, Spellbinders™ Labels Fourteen, Spellbinders™ Picot Edge Circles, Want2Scrap Bling, Seam Binding, Spare Parts Brad,

I just wanted to let you all know that I do read your comments.  Reading through comments yesterday, I’m so humbled that some of you share your experience not only for me but for other readers too.  It’s helpful to me to know that others are going through trials, whether it is health, grieving, medical or just needing a friend.  Please know that I think about you even if I can’t seem to sit and respond to each comment individually.  Are you ready for a new year?  I can’t believe how incredibly fast 2010 2011 went by!   I would like to live 2012 and be in the moment rather than letting it live me or pass me by – how about you?  Whatever you want to achieve for 2012, I hope it involves something that brings joy to your heart.  You are such a blessing to me!

  • Karen WallaceDecember 30, 2011 - 4:37 am

    It’s so wonderful to have you back with the gorgeous creations!! I’m glad you are felling better, we missed you!!! Beautiful card and thanks so much for the inspiration to mix and match die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • BrakkersDecember 30, 2011 - 5:18 am

    We have all missed you a lot Becca and so pleased that you are feeling a little better and able to inspire us all once again. I hope you have a happier and healthier New Year.ReplyCancel

  • Linda MilroyDecember 30, 2011 - 5:29 am

    Your cards are truly beautiful. I don’t always have the time to leave a comment but I always love looking at what you create. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks

  • CheriDecember 30, 2011 - 5:42 am

    Becca, hope you’re feeling better soon! As an “old lady” I can relate to the “arthritis” although I have many years on you!!!! Your cards are such an inspiration to all of us! Take care, keep positive thoughts…BTW, 2010 DID fly by, but last year was 2011! (that flew by as well!)ReplyCancel

  • JessicaDecember 30, 2011 - 5:45 am

    2012….Oh my gosh I hope it’s better than 2011. We lost Dons Mom to cancer in the spring. Don has also been working only parttime for most of the year, so money is tight! Did I say tight…it squeeks! Then I was very sick in July and August. They tell me I nearly died! So it took me quite a while to come back. But I did! I keep thinking God isn’t finished with me yet… I beat cancer almost 20 years ago and now this one didn’t get me either. So He must have big plans for me…or little plans that only I can manage with his love.
    (I did have a bright spot or two this year…reconnecting with my oldest grandson, getting 2 more teenaged grandchildren from my son’s sweet girlfriend, and then she gave him the gift of our sweet little Mason, born on black friday! So I now have 9! Children, Grandchildren and one great grandaughter too! There is always beautiful within the ugly.)
    I wish you the best year ever! Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • JudyDecember 30, 2011 - 5:57 am

    Gorgeous card Becca, love the soft pinks and the delicate tear drop Nestabilities and lace. So glad that you are feeling good enough to sit long enough to stamp up a card or two.

    Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • LynetteDecember 30, 2011 - 6:02 am

    Lovely, soft, pretty card. Thanks for sharing. Glad you are finding it in you to create again. Your talents are boundless and that we get to share in your mind’s creations inspire us all every day. Take care, Lynette in Toronto.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisDecember 30, 2011 - 6:08 am

    You are the Blessing to us Becca, your sweetness always shines thru in every word and you always make us smile with your beautiful works of art. You allow us to visit your blog and let us comment especially when most of us I’m sure are pulling our selves off of the floor with your work. I want to thank you for that. Happy New Year. Your card is beautiful. I always relate pink and shades thereof to be very feminine and yours is very feminine looking to me. Love the little peek of the color raspberry shining thru. Love how you have embellished this one Becca, just so lovely. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Ellen - CardMonkeyDecember 30, 2011 - 6:50 am

    Dear Becca — I had to laugh, your posting has a wee typo in it: you’re amazed at how “incredibly fast 2010 went by.” If that’s the case, you should be TRULY amazed at how fast 2011 also went by because you missed it! Zoooom! Light year!!!! Ahhhhh, life. It’s what happens when we thought we had it somewhat under control.

    Here’s hoping you have more time to touch the fabulous things that find their way to your craft table. You inspire me!

    With love and wishes for a happy new year (2012!),
    Ellen – CardMonkeyReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 30, 2011 - 6:51 am

    We all need each other Becca! I’m glad you’re feeling better! :) Yes, I have my goals for 2012! Something I enjoy??? Well, lets just say I’m trying to find a way to find enjoyment in it! (Exercise & eating right) :)

    This is a SWEET little card!!!!!! Pink ALWAYS does a body good!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissDecember 30, 2011 - 6:53 am

    Now that’s the Becca we all know and love! We also realize that life does throw curves and when we have to take time for ourselves, for whatever reason, we need to recognize that and follow our hearts.

    Your card is “SO BECCA” … feminine, textured, layered and finished off with a Becca Bow … what could be more beautiful?!ReplyCancel

  • MarianDecember 30, 2011 - 7:06 am

    I am praying for you Becca :)
    I am also happy to have one of your beautiful cards greet me once again in the morning…
    I always love your combinations of color, texture, adornments…everything. You are SUCH an inspiration

  • Lynne NDecember 30, 2011 - 7:17 am

    This is so sweet. Keep up the good work. I pray for you every time I come here.

  • Debbie BDecember 30, 2011 - 7:18 am

    Good morning to you and I do hope that you are feeling a little better. I have really come to regard you as a close friend although I have never met you. I think if I saw you on the street or in the grocery store I would be able to stop and say Hi Becca, my name is Debbie and I feel as if I have known you for years. Thank you for all the encouragement and joy you bring to my life, even when you are not feeling well. Next year will be the best year ever. I truly belief that.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaDecember 30, 2011 - 7:28 am

    Good morning Becca, this is gorgeous, beautiful colors.
    So glad you are creating more, you are so blessed in this area.ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 30, 2011 - 7:29 am

    You still keep my mind busy with all the spellbinder combinations. Sometimes I try to find the number whitout consulting your supplies list.
    There is so many dies . I am not very good yet but maybe in 2012 I will
    Improve. It is a fun exercise to do.
    It is a very pretty card.I love it. All those little pink stones . Can you make one day a “kitch” card? Just for fun..
    Thanks so lot for this year you are certainly my best discovery on the ciber world.
    I wish you the best and the help you need.
    To all your bloggers who goes further than the card and give very good reflexions I wish to all of you peace and love.
    Your dedicated student.

  • Cheryl StaufferDecember 30, 2011 - 7:56 am

    Our Becca is back and in full creative mode-woohoo!! I love both yesterday and today’s cards as they are absolutely gorgeous. I am praying 2012 is better for all of us. It has been a very difficult year for our family, our daughter-in-law had a difficult time with her pregnacy this spring but God sent us twins, both healthy,happy and such a blessing. My son and son-in-law are both out of work and are having a hard time finding jobs but the blessing from this is that our daughter, son-in-law and grandson are moving back here in February to be closer to family. My mother fell and broke her hip three days before her 97th birthday, the hip surgery was a big success but she ended up too weak to do the theraphy to get her back on her feet so she had to go to a nursing facility and isn’t doing well. Even though there have been many trials God has also sent blessings. We all need to look for the good things God grants us everyday even if they are small. Happy 2012!ReplyCancel

  • Connie GoodDecember 30, 2011 - 8:15 am

    Happy New Year Becca……..Totally love the card !ReplyCancel

  • bethann dDecember 30, 2011 - 8:38 am

    wonderful card, so glad you are feeling more upbeat. my DS will be headed back to school today, great to have him home for a few days. so i am anticipating a bit of a let down later on tonight.. my parents are still alive Thank God for HIs almighty mercies, but not in good health. my mother is my dad’s caretaker, the future looks bleak there, they are balanced on a knife’s edge of disaster. i have a chronic illness which tho not life threatening is certainly life altering, it will continue to worsen and i can see the effects, if not daily, continue to accumulate. and someday i will have to give up this hobby. i have crossed so many bridges in my mind (most have not even been built yet) and am yet never prepared for what actually happens. continue to trust in the Lord, give him praise and ask for his comfort for that is the only constant in life.ReplyCancel

  • MargDecember 30, 2011 - 8:40 am

    What a wonderful card. Your creative spirit, I am sure, is helping you.ReplyCancel

  • IreneDecember 30, 2011 - 8:40 am

    Wow!!! I am constantly amazed at the creative way in which you layer the Spellbinders dies!!!

    I echo your wish for a fresh and exciting 2012. Blessings to you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Penny ReedDecember 30, 2011 - 8:40 am

    It is SO good to have your posts waiting in the morning! I/We really miss you when you aren’t up to creating for ANY reason. I trust the new year will be a real improvement on this last year (and it was 2011) LOL! As Lois said above, You are the blessing to us. You share yourself with us in your creations, as well as letting us in on your life. We all feel we know you and we love you. You are in our prayers, for sure. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • janeyDecember 30, 2011 - 8:43 am

    I love the colors and dies in this card, Becca – so pretty. I am so grateful – as are all your fans – that you are feeling better.

    Thanks for sharing…..


  • Cindy haffnerDecember 30, 2011 - 9:16 am

    So BEAUTIFUL Becca!!~ Glad your are feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • HollyDecember 30, 2011 - 9:20 am

    This is stunning! So glad you’re feeling better,,,,,,,,,,attitude is everything! A little prayer and a good doctor never hurts either :)ReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)December 30, 2011 - 10:12 am

    Stunning is RIGHT!!! Glad you’re feeling better, Becca! ;~)
    I had such an emotionally draining Holiday that I’ve been totally uncreative ever since Christmas Day! Hoping that will pass today as a dear friend who’s moving a state away is coming for maybe the last time in a long while with all on her plate now! We had only 5 extras for Christmas dinner, which was lovely, but having had 3 loved ones with surgeries the W, Th, Fri before Christmas literally drained me, I think. 1 ended up being cancelled — DD’s dear friend who was to have a single mastectomy on W found out at the hospital that AM that she’s pregnant — really exciting, but scary mixed bag of emotions there! They’d tried for nearly 2 years to conceive, so all this was quite a shock! The other 2 relatives are doing pretty well now, so lots of prayers going up for all we love to have a fabulous 2012, you included, of course!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne HartschlagDecember 30, 2011 - 10:17 am

    I do believe the Becca we know and love is back with us again. It is amazing what prayer can do. I am praying for you daily. I am sure God has great plans for you. Happy New Year!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.December 30, 2011 - 10:26 am

    Lovely, lovely card! Delicate and romantic colors, I thought. I would like to live 2012 too. This was the first Christmas I actually enjoyed since losing my husband four years ago.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceDecember 30, 2011 - 11:03 am

    We love you…… Prayers are sent your way…. Hugs …. DeniceReplyCancel

  • FayeDecember 30, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Beautiful card Becca,
    I needed it today. You see this is my wedding anniversary and the first without my husband. He passed away Jan.11, 2011. We were married 48 years and today would have 49. It is so hard without him and I am so lonely.
    Keep the lovely cards coming. They provide a bright spot in my dreary days.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)December 30, 2011 - 12:03 pm

    You cannot imagine the affect you have on us. When you mourn, we mourn. When you hurt, we get sympathy pains. When you are upbeat, we pick up too. It’s lovely to hear you with a bounce in your words. I pray it continues, not for us, dear Becca, but for you. You have been so open and generous with sharing not just your masterpieces, but also your feelings. I feel most touched and priviliged to be part of this circle of followers. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2012.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)December 30, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    P.S. I pressed [submit] before I was done. Your card is darling. What a dandy job you did with it. I think it’s one of your best.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 30, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    I actually agree with all of what Francie (Montreal) wrote just above me here. But to elaborate, YYYyyyaaaaayyyyyy BECCA!! Gorgeous card!!! Thank you soooo much for making time to create and share this beauty with us. We all need you in our world so very much!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce M.December 30, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    God Bless. We are in an upheaval and I love to read your blog because it always makes me feel better. My husband had been dealing with cancer for 3 1/2 yrs and now 6 mo. ago I found that I have ovarian cancer. It is quite a challenge to take care of each other but we have wonderful family and several great friends of many years and we are doing good I guess. Take care and make our days shine a bit more.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtDecember 30, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    Beautifully done! I love your posts and feel so Blessed you are so generous in sharing your work and How to’s!!! It is always a treat to stop by. I hope you will be surrounded by family for New Year and hope the good memories of your hubby will bring you some comfort- plus the thoughts he is celebrating as an angel with the Almighty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ScottDecember 30, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You are such an inspiration I love everything you create.
    Hope you health is much much better in 2012.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie EricksonDecember 30, 2011 - 1:59 pm

    I’m new to your website, but I’m so blessed to read about your love for the Lord and see Him at work in you. He certainly has blessed you with a large share of his creativity!! Your cards are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen, and thus I am inspired. That helps today when I need to make a very special sympathy card for our sister-in-law. My husband’s brother passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon, while riding his bike — his favorite thing to do! He’s with the Lord, but she must rely on the Lord especially just now. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • VioletDecember 30, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    I love your cards and very envious of the supplies you have.

    I know all about waiting for medical decisions and results. I went 11 months with indescribably head pain even after numerous tests and being passed from doctor to doctor as each one gave up trying to find the cause. I finally found a neurosurgeon willing to do exploratory brain surgery. The cause of my problem was so rare he had never seen it in 35 years of surgery…no wonder the other doctors couldn’t figure it out. So, hard as it is, be patient and trust in the Lord…as I know you do. I couldn’t have survived the pain without Him!ReplyCancel

  • SuziDecember 30, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    Love those little pops of the darker pink! Beautiful! Although I don’t put much stock in predictions, I think 2012 would be a great year for the Lord’s return!ReplyCancel

  • Chris @ My Arty AttemptsDecember 30, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    Becca, have a happy, healty new year. Bless you for all your inspiration. Everything you create is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickDecember 30, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    I hear the pep in your blog again. So nice to hear. You are the beacon of light we all look forward to each day. My mom has Altziemer’s and has been in a nursing home for 5 years. She does not recognize any of us any more. I am sitting right now waiting for my dad to get out of heart surgery. I have found crafting is my “drug of choice” and provides me calmness to get thru the everyday “life experiences.” (Ok, God gives me the peace, he showed me the route to take) Your card is beautiful and reflects the beauty of your heart and soul. Thank you for sharing your ups and downs and all your talent.

  • Charlotte ZweigoronDecember 30, 2011 - 4:29 pm

    Ditto, Miss Becca… All the best to you in the new year!ReplyCancel

  • Beth PDecember 30, 2011 - 5:06 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Beautiful card, I love the tiny flowers in the background paper! Also, thanks for the link to the bling…been looking for an affordable source for bling.
    You can bet that my 2012 creative goals definitely call for you to be a big part of my inspiration as it was in this outgoing year of 2011.
    Hugs and wishes for a safe, happy, healthy and creatively full 2012,
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • Louise HDecember 30, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    It’s been a while since I visited your blog but I’m so glad I did today ;). This is such a pretty card , love the sentiment too.
    All the best for 2012
    Louise xReplyCancel

  • DWDDecember 30, 2011 - 5:38 pm

    Hi Becca…I hadn’t read your blog since June 30th. I saved every one, but have been busy with a dog that had to have 2 knee surgeries and lose 30 lbs in a month. He was a sad sight for several months, but is doing great now. I just got caught up with your posts last week.

    I had to respond to this post. The message is something I am trying to teach a 6 yr old right now. She is the daughter of my son’s girlfriend. She has been thru a lot theis last yr and more big changes coming. I don’t know if she is spoiled, or something else, but everything out of her mouth is I hate this, or I hate that. I’ve about had it. I have been taking care of her during Christmas break because her mom and grandma both work. I will be keeping this scripture in mind, so I don’t totally lose it with her. Thank you for this post. I hope it helps it helps my sanity.ReplyCancel

  • PlazinaDecember 30, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    Dear Becca, I love reading your blog and I enjoy the projects you make. They mean so much to me. I love making these kind of projects for friends that are in need of them and they give me comfort as well. Wishing you lots of love, good health and many blessings to come your way in the year 2012. May it be a wonderful year for you.ReplyCancel

  • auntie emDecember 30, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Becca, your card is so sweet and gentle. I love the pretty paper and embellishments you used and the sentiment fits perfectly.
    Sending you New Year wishes that 2012 fills your heart and soul with all things good and becomes a year that is happy for you! {Hugs}
    Thank you for all the great inspiration you share here on your blog. I love seeing your beautiful creations. :)ReplyCancel

  • Sally-Ann (From Down Under)December 30, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    You are such an inspiration to so many – myself included. I don’t always leave a comment although I read your blogs avidly. May I add my thoughts and prayers to those before me who have expressed in their comments, what I would love to say, adding my own best wishes for a Safe, Healthy and Successful 2012 to you, yours and the Becca Bees (as I refer to myself and others who leave comments here (in my head) – apologies if this offends anyone!)ReplyCancel

  • JeanDecember 30, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Hi Becca ~ another lovely card using lovely, delicate colors. It would be so consuming for you to respond to each comment individually. It is the sharing of thoughts, offering support and prayers that is important with the hope that this little bit helps. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year!ReplyCancel

  • LindylooDecember 30, 2011 - 7:53 pm

    Hi Becca,
    It’s so good to hear you sounding chipper again. I know, from experience, that the pain can get you down, so down you think you can’t cope much longer. But…
    God gave us all that little bit of extra strength to ‘just get us through’. So when its get too much for you, dig in and drag it out, kicking and screaming if you have to, and you’ll have just enough strength to see you through.
    I may only know you through your blog, but I care enough for you my friend to hope that you find the right help and remedy very soon.
    As to todays card, well what can I say but ‘so lovely’! Delicate, feminine and truly beautiful. Thank you.
    Regards and prayers sent your way. Linda (S.Wales, Uk)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 30, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    Beautiful card. TFS.
    May 2012 bless you like you bless your readers with your God given talent.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynDecember 30, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    WOW another beautiful card! Love the use of bling and your bows are so perfect! I don’t know what is going on with you, but glad your still posting, I so love seeing your blog daily, it’s inspirational and up lifting for me!!! My you be Blessed everyday!ReplyCancel

  • Omega BrooksDecember 30, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    I am so happy I discovered your blog this year. Your cards are gorgeous and always uplifting. Also thank you for sharing the wonderful tips & tutorials.
    Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year and all of God’s Richest Blessings for 2012.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelDecember 30, 2011 - 10:46 pm

    Another stunning card.. I adore your docorations and your quote to go with them.. all blend so well together.. You seem in a much better mood today and pray that you are able to stay that way.. When life gets you down, God will alway hold you up… Remember that… Your friends can help along with your family, but look around and God will always be there. The sign is all around you Becca and it is in your writing today…
    Happy New Year girl and may 2012 be the best for you and me and all of us..
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • GinnyDecember 31, 2011 - 1:01 am

    Pretty card, especially the background paper and the lace! Here’s to a God-centered 2012!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DiffeyDecember 31, 2011 - 1:08 am

    Becca your sweet spirit is a real blessing to us. Hang in there, Sistah, and
    may you be richly blessed in 2012.

  • Yvonne TuneDecember 31, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Thinking of you Becca
    and a special thanks for inspiring me with your beautiful projects over the last year, God Bless for 2012
    love YvonneReplyCancel

  • EileenJanuary 1, 2012 - 11:54 am

    What a beautiful, serene, feminine card with the soft colours that anyone would love to receive. The words are beautiful too. I wish these stamps were in the UK….I haven’t seen them here at all.
    Take care Becca.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 1, 2012 - 2:55 pm

    2011 was a really tuff year for so many of us, but I have such a good feeling, that this year will get much much better. All this year ahs been bad health to both myself and so many great friends, I really pray, that this will be the year, where we´ll all turn to the positive side of life, and also you Becca, who´s always been such an inspiration to so many of us both in crafting but definitely also in life.
    have a wonderful year and hopefully this will be the best ever for all of us. I´m sure, it will.ReplyCancel