Timeless Tuesday – You Inspire Me

Keep your fingers crossed . . . I brought a new modem home this evening and have been on line since I hooked it up tonight.  I hope this is the end of my computer woes.  Just in time to participate in the newest challenge for Timeless Tuesday (FTTC14), hosted by Betty Wright this week.   Betty is challenging us to use beads on our card.  There are all kinds of shapes and sizes as well as materials that beads come in.  You can choose from the tiniest microbeads to the largest you can find to add to your card; halfback beads count too!!!  There are glass beads, plastic beads, wooden beads, clay beads and paper beads to name a few.  So bead it girls!!  We cannot wait to see what you do with this one!

I pulled out my Copics to play this week and savored the opportunity to work with the Flourishes Sweet Peas set.   I let my SEI Mimosa design paper dictate the palette of soft pinks and peaches – I love that palette, it is one of my very favorites.  After coloring, I cut my main panel into several stacking panels instead of just one large oval with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small backed by Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large.  Lastly I picked the sentiment, you inspire me, from the Flourishes Sweet Violets set.  I framed it with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large.  Two layers of ribbon and a couple of pearls (my beads for the challenge) finish the card off. 

Card Supplies:
Flourishes Sweet Peas, Flourishes Sweet Violets
Paper:  SEI Mimosa, The Paper Company – Pink Dawn, Strathmore 140lb Bristol
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Black Brilliance
Accessories:  Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large, Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large, Copic Markers, Ribbon, Pearls.

Check out what the other Friends of Flourishes have cooked up using beads!

Silke Ledlow

Cindy Haffner

Kimberly Crawford

Betty Wright

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you are full of spring fever just as I am.  These days are glorious!

  • DebiMay 4, 2009 - 11:58 pm

    Oh Becca, how you inspire me…I want to just play all day to try to create anything as beautiful as what you create! Thanks so much for sharing your blessed talent from God.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 5, 2009 - 12:04 am

    Oh, Becca! This is such absolute gorgeousness! I love the sweet peas stamp, and you did a fabulous job with it!ReplyCancel

  • sue (australia)May 5, 2009 - 12:11 am

    this card is amazing – it is absolutely – divine – i just love your work – but this – is stunning – and i agree with debi – thanks for sharing your God given talentReplyCancel

  • cheryl yelvertonMay 5, 2009 - 12:27 am

    I look forward to your posts everyday. You always have something to tickle our fancy. I was very interested in this one because I just took a copics class. You color beautifully. Thanks, ms.cherylReplyCancel

  • Claudia VMay 5, 2009 - 12:41 am

    This is out of this world, over the top, Beautiful! Maybe that’s cause your talent is a gift from God. He has certainly blessed you richly!ReplyCancel

  • ClaireMay 5, 2009 - 2:49 am

    YOu always do such beautiful work Becca :)ReplyCancel

  • CarolenMay 5, 2009 - 3:26 am

    I hope your modem solves your problem too! For completely
    selfish reasons! :)

    Gorgeous card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieMay 5, 2009 - 3:54 am

    I am so glad I happened upon your blog. Your work is amazing and I know I’ll be back to visit some more.ReplyCancel

  • adelineMay 5, 2009 - 4:03 am

    Oh Becca, this card is, once again… gorgeous !! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. You’re making my day everyday :)ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettMay 5, 2009 - 4:18 am

    Oh, Becca! This is spectacular! Your Sweet Peas are colored to perfection and I love the layered mats and ribbon! So glad that your computer woes are over!
    God Bless! AngellaReplyCancel

  • Karen WMay 5, 2009 - 4:32 am

    This is spectacular, I love it!! You come up with the most gorgeous combinations!!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayMay 5, 2009 - 4:58 am

    A beautiful card Becca, I love the the layered ovals.ReplyCancel

  • DianeMay 5, 2009 - 5:28 am

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous.
    Great job with those copics.


  • JanineMay 5, 2009 - 5:34 am

    FAbulous Becca as always!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 5, 2009 - 5:34 am

    Fabulous Becca as always!!! HAve a great day!ReplyCancel

  • MélyaneMay 5, 2009 - 5:53 am

    Beautiful card!! You’re the one who inspires me Becca!! ;o)
    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • REginaMay 5, 2009 - 5:57 am

    Becca what a lovely card and I love the swwet peas and I always love the double mat, make the card look so rich. Thanks again for sharing your talent. ReginaReplyCancel

  • Kim PrinceMay 5, 2009 - 6:04 am

    WOW!! This is just gorgeous Becca! Thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

  • Cathy GreenMay 5, 2009 - 6:24 am

    This is amazingly beautiful! Just fabulous! I always know that when I open up your blog in my google reader, I’m going to get such a wonderful treat. And you didn’t disappoint today! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • PatMay 5, 2009 - 6:25 am

    Oh, I hope that your connectivity problems are resolved now. That can be very frustrating!

    I love your card, Becca! You inspire me!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerMay 5, 2009 - 6:47 am

    Becca this is gorgeous. Hugs Cindy xxooReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 5, 2009 - 6:55 am

    You are too much, Becca! This card is just beautiful. Tell me, who inspires you?ReplyCancel

  • SharonMay 5, 2009 - 7:18 am

    Stunning and inspirational!

  • Silke LedlowMay 5, 2009 - 7:18 am

    Becca – this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the layout and the softness of your card :)!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 5, 2009 - 7:45 am

    so pretty, neat layering of the image!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly CrawfordMay 5, 2009 - 8:06 am

    Gorgeous!!! The layering of the image on the oval is SO stunning!! Beautiful color combo too!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Gerry SchillingMay 5, 2009 - 8:37 am

    I look for your post first each day and when I see it I get so excited. I know there is going to be something great to look at. Keep up the great work. It really makes my day. Your card today is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • JaceeMay 5, 2009 - 8:43 am

    Absolutely beautiful, I love everything about itReplyCancel

  • tiffyannaMay 5, 2009 - 8:57 am

    Oh Becca this is just beautiful. I look to your website everyday for inspiration.


  • Lavonne (tweetygirl)May 5, 2009 - 9:11 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Eli HarlanMay 5, 2009 - 9:49 am

    I have to laugh. When first read this post, I thought it said, “I bought a new modern home…” a new MODERN HOME? like “Oh, it is raining outside today…” Really had me going with a good laugh.

    Anyway, the menu project and today’s card are gorgeous. Love your work…Can I come over and play at your house?


  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)May 5, 2009 - 10:06 am


    This is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning.

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • MicheleMay 5, 2009 - 10:21 am

    Utterly breathtaking; what an absolute beautiful creation!!!

    I’m curious how you did the stacking panels; did you cut those all from the 1 colored image? It’s just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 5, 2009 - 10:36 am

    This is gorgeous, your coloring is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMay 5, 2009 - 10:47 am

    Absolutely beautiful, Becca! I’m glad you got your new modem and pray it keeps you online ‘cuz I need my “Becca fix” every day LOL Awesome layering and coloring job!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraMay 5, 2009 - 11:08 am

    Wow!! Just gorgeous! I love your work : )ReplyCancel

  • lengowMay 5, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    Beautiful, fresh and elegance !!!!

    Salute, lengow.ReplyCancel

  • Ms TMay 5, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just want to tell you how stunning your cards are. Stunning!!!
    Your colors are breath taking, I have been all over your blog, and everyone of your cards are gorgeous!
    I do have one complaint, I see you use a lot of nestabilities. Well, my complaint is, now I have to get myself some sets. LOL.
    I have your blog on my homepage, and can’t wait to see what your doing next.
    Thank you for having your blog, and sharing your talent.
    Ms T.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.May 5, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    PICTURE PERFECT! Would you consider listing or taking a picture of the Copic colors you use? Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • BettyMay 5, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    Becca, this is just exeptional!!!! Gorgeous colors, coloring and I love the layered double frame look. Fabulously done!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JeanneMay 5, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    Lovely card, Becca. What color Copics did you use?ReplyCancel

  • LuAnnMay 5, 2009 - 5:35 pm

    Hooray Becca, so glad you’re back in business with your new modem. We wouldn’t want to miss any of your beautiful works.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.May 5, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    What a gorgeous card-I really love those sweet peas and your coloring is so great!ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzMay 5, 2009 - 7:04 pm

    Fantastic, again your the best!!!!ReplyCancel

  • HeyHey PaulaMay 6, 2009 - 12:32 am

    Your card is gorgeous. Great coloring. I love the color combination. What color Copics did you use? I’m getting ready to buy some Copics and I’d love to have these colors to work with.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherMay 6, 2009 - 3:51 am

    Hi Becca. What a gorgeous card – everything you have used compliments each other…I don’t know how you do it so consistently.
    I do know that you have just inspired me to be able to finish my gd
    7th birthday card…thankyou.

  • Denise (peanutbee)May 6, 2009 - 7:02 am

    Oh my word, LOVE your coloring and the dimension on all those ovals. BEEEEEE-AUTIFUL! You never cease to amaze me. :) It’s always such a treat to visit your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowMay 6, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    What a treat for the eye! Thanks again for sharing your inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • Jill HaddadMay 8, 2009 - 11:16 am

    I used this same quote on a card this week too. It wasn’t a stamp but was cut from a piece of designer paper. Your card – as always – is beautiful.