Today Is Kind Of Special . . .

. . . as is the case with most of the things in my life, I ultimately have to be dragged, kicking and screaming.  It takes me a long time before I get the hint, heed the little whisperings in my ear or most of all, mount up the courage.  Well today I’ll share with you one of those whisperings . . . Some time ago I shared a little tool that helps me make bows . . . I created my version because I wanted one so bad and it is now what I use to make most of my bows.  Not wood crafty in the least, I made a very rough, cobbled together “thing” that my sweet husband would have made for me if he were still alive.  He was proud of me, I know!  So many of you emailed me to ask where you could get one and now, with the help of Our Daily Bread Designs, they are being made available.

This is a very commercial post and I was nervous that it might offend some, but I’ll ask you to remember that I give away practically everything.   Oh my how many times have I prayed about what to do!  When I lost John a year and a half ago, I really lost everything and have struggled to keep amazingpapergrace alive.  I was dead set about moving forward but several other companies jumped in and made their own version.  Given my situation, I’ve asked the Lords blessing to support my endeavor; I’m at peace with whatever the answer will be.  Mine comes from the heart.   I’ve put so much work into dreaming up the unique bows that can be made with the Peg Bow Maker and laying out concise, step by step, instructions and I want to keep dreaming.   So now you know the story; please keep it in your heart when you decide if this is a tool you might enjoy.  I’ve taken the liberty of putting the product specifics below and hope you’ll be absolutely tickled by the fun, fun commercial I dreamed up for it.  It gave me a laugh when putting it together (that’s what the stress of taking a step forward will do), I hope you’ll laugh too.

What: Becca’s Peg Bow Maker
Where: Will be available online at
When:  Now on display at CHA, will be available for preorder afterwards
Contents:  Peg Bow Maker, 2 Pegs, 1 spool support, four screws/DVD
Instructions:   Video instructions for 6 unique bows – 2 new/not available on YouTube
Shipped:  Bow Maker is shipped flat with four screws for assembly.  
Size: 8.5″ wide, 10″ deep, 6.5″ tall.
Bows: 1″ wide by 6″ wide – pegs spaced 1″ apart and one peg with 1.5″ spacing.
Ribbon Size:  1/4″ ribbon up to length of pegs 6″

Should you want to get your name on the pre-order list right away,  here’s the link!

The Peg Bow Maker previews below are selected clips from the video packaged with the bow maker.

I’ll be back tomorrow! See you soon!

  • SueJanuary 29, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    You are so right! You DO give so much away, really you do. There are so many of us that have benefited from your lovely work and your generous teachings. I bet I speak for all your followers here in saying that I hope this bow maker venture blesses you as you have blessed so many of us through out the years. I wish you fabulous success and I hope one day we all see the Becca Bow Maker in all our favorite hobby/scrapbooking stores. You go girl!

    Sue ShepherdReplyCancel

  • Lindyloo, South Wales, UKJanuary 29, 2012 - 7:54 pm

    This is fabulous Becca, how wonderful for you. This is such a clever idea and a much stronger and sturdier version than the little plastic ones on the market today.
    Don’t think we will be lucky enough to get it here in the UK, but I may have to look out for one when I visit the USA again in the future.
    Take care LindaReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 29, 2012 - 7:57 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS BECCA!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOO EXCITED for you!!!!!!!!!!! When you gave us the instructions for The Peg Bow Maker, I thought you should do this!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAH BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I’m SOOOO PROUD of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Keep that head up & smile proudly girl!!!!! You have MUCH to be proud of!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn’t God GOOD to give you these SPECIAL TIMES???? :) I LOVE your advertisement!!!!!!!!! Music too!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY PROFESSIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) YEAAAAAAH BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue BraileyJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:00 pm

    Congratulations Becca!! Well done! I will certainly be on the list and would love the link to the ordering page. And how fabulous to have this on display at CHA!! Very way cool! I’m so happy for you and am sure it will be a smashing success!!
    All the best….
    Sue BraileyReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:00 pm

    Just thought of this Becca, MAYBE you should add, “The ORIGINAL Becca Bow Maker!” :) HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:03 pm

    I am so-o-o- excited to buy one of your Peg Bow makers! Now I will be able to get one :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • GerryJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    I think you definitely made the right decision here. I look forward to perhaps getting one for myself.ReplyCancel

  • Gail LarsenJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    I am really glad you are marketing your Bow Maker. I don’t think you need to apologize about using your web site for that purpose. I see almost all designers are featuring products in their demos.
    How much is your Bow Maker going to be? I do not see a price in your information.
    Good luck with your great idea.

    Gail LarsenReplyCancel

  • GerryJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:11 pm

    Do you know what the cost will be?ReplyCancel

  • Diana QueenJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:12 pm

    Congrats to you Becca! I say “Go girl power!’ With His help of course! ;DReplyCancel

  • KraftyauntJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:15 pm

    Congratulations and good luck with the new product (line). May this lead to many more new (ad)ventures.With a smile on my face, I’m thinking… maybe the next product you could market would be your pre-made bows (heheheh) for those of us who are still ribbon challenged.

    I think it is synchronicity that you’ve been able to work with Our Daily Bread Designs in order to get this to market. I wish you the best in your new business venture and I’ve placed my pre-order! Sincerely, Beverly.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RandallJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:16 pm


    CONGRTULATIONS !!! I am so excited for you. God has so richly blessed you with creativity. I am glad you decided to push forward wiht anther new endeavor in your life.


  • RebekkaJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    What wonderful news Becca. I believe you made the right decision. You are so gifted and you share so much that you deserve this. I pray for continued success in all that you put your hands to. God did not bless you with these talents to pack them up and put away. I for one have already put in to be put on the list for this bow maker.
    God Bless

  • Charlene DahlbergJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    Becca,I am so excited for you. It is the best idea and will gladly put my name of the preorder list so I can purchase one once they are available. I am sure your darling husband is giving his blessing and sending you heavenly hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. Of COJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    I wish you much love and blessing on this new venture, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • LynneJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:22 pm

    Congratulations!!! You have given all of us the gift of you, and teaching us with your generous spirit. Thank You!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nan GJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Oh Becca, you are the best and most kind being around. Yes we love your endeavor and support you! You deserve this, girl. Thank you for thinking of us! Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • SoniaJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    How exciting!!! I am sure you will do well on this venture. God is continuing to watch over you- keep the blessings coming, Lord!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Congrats, Becca, on your Peg Bow Maker! I hope it’s a rousing commercial success!! You have been so generous with sharing your techniques with out any compensation. I can’t think of a more deserving person than you to succeed with this endeavor. Praying God will bless you abundantly!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane SeawardJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:24 pm

    Wow! How amazing you are to step out and go for it! May God give you favor and success and prosper you in all you do! I definitely want to be on the pre-order list when it is available! I absolutely LOVE your creations!
    Diane (a friend living in Singapore)ReplyCancel

  • SuziJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:27 pm

    I’m so proud of you! When you step it out in faith, it blesses so many. I’m so happy to be one of them!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn WildJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    That looks really useful – will we be able to buy it in the UK? I hope so as your bows look amazing and it’s just what I need to make my wedding stationary for this summer.

    Lynn WildReplyCancel

  • Janis LUJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Good for you! You have given so much to the crafting community, it is time you receive something from us. I am defintely interested in your bow maker. Please let me know when link becomes available.


  • RufusJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:48 pm

    Becca, I’m thrilled to read your news! Why would you apologize for posting such fabulous news on your blog? How exciting that your Bow Maker is debuting at CHA!! I hope that it’s an over the top success! You make the most gorgeous bows and your directions are always clear and understandable. You Go,Girl!

  • EllenaElizabethJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    Becca, I’m so glad your bow maker is being made for sale. I made one myself just like yours and love it. It’s THE BEST WAY TO MAKE BOWS!
    All the best with your latest enterprise.ReplyCancel

  • DWDJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    Oh My Becca!!! Congratulations!!! I almost squealed when I saw this. It reminds me of my mom tying bows when I was little and always had us kid to hold out a finger on each hand and space them the size of the bow she needed. We had to be still and not let our hand move, so the bow was just right. I will certainly be ordering one!!!

    OH!!! Could you please show a close-up of the wood burned logo??? PLEASE!!!ReplyCancel

  • CathieJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:55 pm


    I’ve always said you have the mind of an engineer when it comes to crafting. You have been given such a great gift. Don’t ever apologize for being successful! You work so hard and your heart is so big. You deserve this, my friend. I remember commenting on your peg bow blog post a long time ago that you should get this wonderful tool on the market before someone stole the idea from you. I wish you tons and tons of success!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Congratulations on this accomplishment Becca!!! I pray this will be a huge blessing for you!!! It’s a great idea and with your videos and expert advice who wouldn’t want one?!!!

    With hugs, blessings and prayers,

  • Judi MarkelJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    Very proud of you, and can’t wait to order one or two. Your talent always amazes me and you figure things out and you also share with other. Hugs to you and thank you for all your amazing projects.ReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    woot!!! woot!!! you go girl!!! God bless you for being an inspiration to alot of women and obeying those whispers. you deserve all God’s blessings.ReplyCancel

  • BettyJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    This is a GREAT idea, Becca! Hope you sell tons!ReplyCancel

  • CheriJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    You go girl!!!!!!! You would give the farm away for Heaven’s sake, so anything you can do for profit is A-OK!!!!!!! Congrats, and big prayers for will success (although I know it will be!)ReplyCancel

  • MarilynJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    YOU ROCK!!! What a great way to move forward, and yes I to believe your hubby is very proud of you!!! I love your bows, so of course I will be ordering one of these for my craft room!!
    Your video is great, love the music and the sayings! I can’t wait for the post that says this is a HUGE success!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy LewisJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Congratulations Becca – I know I want one of these! You make the prettiest bows for your cards, and I haven’t been able to make them at home. Well — now I might! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Leone GiffordJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:22 pm

    Love it! Don’t be nervous.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Congrats Becca! My local scrapbooking store is at CHA right now looking at all the goodies. I will be telling them to bring Becca’s Bow Maker to the store!ReplyCancel

  • Leone GiffordJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    I can see you with Suzanne Runyeon on Home Shopping Network….it would be a big hit on one of their scrapbooking shows.ReplyCancel

  • GinnyJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    How wonderful, Becca! Could you have imagined when you started your blog that one day, you’d create such a wonderful product and see it mass produced? Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • JanetteJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    Just wanted to wish you well with your bow maker. Its so neat and well thought out and your bows are to die for. I have been a very silent follower of your blog for a long time now and have finally found my voice ( or should that be key pad lol). Keep up the fantastic workReplyCancel

  • KarenJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Congratulations Becca!!!! I wish you all the best in your new adventure. Loved your commercial and sent the request to be on the list. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing so much of yourself and artwork. Your inspiration and talents are heartfelt through so many here.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina JacksonJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    Congratulations, Becca! I am super excited for you and pray that God will bless you and the sales of this fabulous extra set of hands for bow making!! I am sure John is smiling on you right now and is super proud of you! Hugs and blessings, SabrinaReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Ooooh!!!! How cool!!! You girls are so sneaky!!! I bet it was tough to keep the cat in that bag!!!! Congrats!!! I agree with Sabrina…..John would be super proud!! Hugs!!!! AngieReplyCancel

  • VivianJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    I can’t wait to order
    Please email meReplyCancel

  • Jill NorwoodJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Way to go Becca!!!!! I was dreading having to try and make one for myself as I am not good with building things….now I can be on your list to get one of yours! I wish you all the best in your new endeavor….you give so much to all of us with your talents I am so happy that you will now also be receiving in return! God Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CJanuary 29, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    CONGRTULATIONS Becca, keep up the good work. Always look forward to you emails, with your cards and tutorials. Thanks. DianneReplyCancel

  • stampersuzzJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:02 pm

    Congrats! Whoo Hoo! God Bless your new venture!ReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:03 pm

    Finally, Congratulations!!! I thought that you should have done this a long time ago when you first showed this item. You should never hide your light under a bushel. John is looking down and applauding.

    I hope that you sell tons of these, and that this endeavor will inspire you to continue to create other products for SALE!!!

    We love you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS- you ROCK- great for you on Going forward love the fact you took this stepReplyCancel

  • LalaJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:07 pm

    Congratulations Becca. This is fabulous news and I have no doubt your bow maker will be a big hit. Thank you again for all your inspiration. You have had many challenges in the past few years but you never seem to let them get you down…that is an inspiration to all us. Then, of course, there are all your beautiful creations. Hugs to youReplyCancel

  • the PaperTemptressJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Oh wow Becca this is amazing news… go girl!
    the PaperTemptressReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth VelazquezJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Wow! Congratulations! I know you will succeed with this wonderful bow maker. I definitely want one. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Janet in the JawJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:15 pm

    Congrats! Please put me on the list. I have been wanting one of these for sooooo long!ReplyCancel

  • Tami BJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:25 pm

    How exciting for you! Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:30 pm

    I’m so very glad you did this. Not only for us but for yourself also. It’s a great tool. I had my son make one the first time you showed it and I’ve used it ever since. Will have to try doing it the new way now. Thank you so very much. I hope you sell thousands of them. I know I love mine. EdnaReplyCancel

  • TeresaJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:31 pm

    Becca, John would be so proud of you! you go, girl. I know how hard it is to make steps going forward. . been there done that. My John was a woodworker and would have loved the simplicity but utility of your design. He always said you had to have the right tools for the job – I have several of his “jigs” he used for workworking. We are so happy for you. God is good.ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:33 pm

    WE are the lucky ones today!! Thank you for sharing your special bow maker. Congratulations on having this “hit the market.”ReplyCancel

  • sheriJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    I can see this product on Home Shopping Network scrapbooking/craft shows. They would sell by the tons! Don’t know how to get that ball rolling, but if they were contacted, perhaps they could give some sort of direction. Anyway, when ODBD posts them, I will be ordering. As I mentioned before, you are on your way to better times. Congrats, girl.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa GrayJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    Congratulations on your new endeavor. I hope you are blessed greatly with it. It is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • IreneJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Good for you Becca……and do not feel uncomfortable for a second about doing this. Being “bow challenged”, I will definitely be buying one.ReplyCancel

  • shelly sJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:53 pm

    Just know that if it wasn’t God’s will it wouldn’t have gotten this far. Therefore, with God’s grace and right timing it will be done.
    Can you tell me how much you are selling these for and about how long we can expect to wait for one?? I would like to be put on your list, looks like it’s going to be a llllloooonnnngggg one–YAY!!! You did a beautiful job in the designing, too. Sweet AND functional!! Something you could leave sitting out on the desk.ReplyCancel

  • Pattie J.January 29, 2012 - 10:57 pm

    Bravo, I am so happy to hear you will offering your precious gift to us, so when we make cards and gifts the blessings will pass on. I know it will be a success. thank you sooooo much for sharing with us. I think your husband would be proud of you too. sharing your talent and love with others that God has given you. God is so good. Blessings and hugs,ReplyCancel

  • VivaceJanuary 29, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    So, So Happy! I want one! I want one! I have a makeshift one that I have been making do with. But I want the original, real deal one! Cannot WAIT! Great job! Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJanuary 29, 2012 - 11:04 pm

    Well Becca you are so right about giving away so much….I made me one….well….let’s just say…it kinded look likes yours……so I will probably be ordering one….(so I don’t have to look at mine…LOL)…..
    You told us everything to get these babies…but the price…..will check it out over at ODBD and see if it’s posted there…..
    Best of Wishes and Blessing!!!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Sandra PolencheckJanuary 29, 2012 - 11:05 pm

    What an exciting idea! You should be very proud of yourself! I have been wanting one of these ever since I saw yours. My hubby said he would make me one, but that hasn’t happened. Please, put my name on the list of preorders. I can’t wait to try it out. I know it will be one of the most successful tools to come out at CHA- Everyone’s gonna want one to complete their stamping experience. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl W.January 29, 2012 - 11:18 pm

    This will be a wonderful tool for everyone, Becca! I would order one if I hadn’t coerced my carpenter brother into making me one right after I first saw you demo your handmade one on your blog. I can attest – they are a must-have tool, and I think everyone ought to purchase them. They will wonder what they ever did without them!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 29, 2012 - 11:33 pm

    BRAVO BECCA!!!!! You are just THE BEST!!!! I can hardly wait to order mine. It looks beautiful and I know the video will be fantastic. I am soooo thankful the opportunity arose to get your design produced for the bow-making public. Thank you soo much for going “public” with your design – those things are going to fly off the shelves.ReplyCancel

  • nadineJanuary 29, 2012 - 11:37 pm

    Wonderful piece of kit. Can hold ribbon on the end dowel too clever.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:15 am

    Congratulations, Becca! I am so happy for you! I hope your Peg Bow Maker will be a rousing commercial success!! You have been so generous sharing your techniques with us it’s about time you be compensated. I can’t think of a more deserving person than you to succeed with this endeavor. I fully understand having to be dragged, kicking and screaming before I get the hint. John would be so very proud of you, he more then anyone would understand the courage it took to take this big step.
    Many, Many Blessings

  • kateJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:16 am

    I put your bow maker in my Visualize list a long time ago thinking I may one day attempt to make one myself. Well now I don’t have to do the work. I am so happy for you. I hope it’s a huge hit. I’ve just changed my tag to wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • TrishaJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:46 am

    Good Evening Becca
    What a wonderful idea, so happy for you.
    Don’t know why you have waited so long to take a little piece of the action for yourself.
    You have given the crafting world so much of your heat and soul, filled us with awe and amazement, time now to reap what you have planted.
    This should be the first stepping stone into a whole line of Becca inspired products, and we will all be here supporting you every step of the way.
    Hugs & Smiles, always

  • MaryannJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:58 am

    CONGRATULATIONS hun, this will be so huge, I know it will, and you so deserve that.You are one of the most kind and warmhearted sharing and giving persons, I´ve ever met, so if anybody deserve this, it´s you.
    I just can´t understand, why you would be soo nervous to tell about it here? You should really know, that everyone here only want the very best for you and just simply loves you, so no reason to fear anything from here hun. I´m sure everyone here will support you as far as it´s possible for them.
    Like more others here, I would sooo love to hear, what the price will be, and if they´ll ship Internationally too? I checked their site, but it has nothing there yet. I would love to get one, but it depends a lot of the price, as we´re taxed so very hard here, if it goes over a certain price, so will have to see, if it´s even possible, but would sure like to hear, the minute it goes on air, that´s for sure.
    Good luck with this venture, even I´m sure, you wount need that hun, as it´s certain to be a succes. The idea is brilliant, so you have nothing to worry about at all.
    Have a wonderful time Becca and enjoy your succes. I know, that John is sitting very proud in his heaven smiling and saying welll done girl, go for it.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.January 30, 2012 - 1:10 am

    Congrats Becca! Wishing you every success on this venture, I am sure no one will be offended about you having a commercial post – you are so generous. It will be an exciting adventure and may God bless you in it. Lovely that you are teaming up with ODBD too.
    Hugs from me in AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:42 am

    Just ordered one, Becca–figured that was the best way to say, “You GO girl!”ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:54 am

    Just read about your bow maker. I remember when you first made your own. You have come along way. Great to see you will now be selling them. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzJanuary 30, 2012 - 3:54 am

    Congratulations Becca I wish you all the best! I have always wished that I had one of your bow makers and now I can! You are such a giving person and I am so thankful that you share your talent because I could never think of the things that you create. You are totally awesome and a huge blessing.ReplyCancel

  • SiouxJanuary 30, 2012 - 3:54 am

    Huge Congrats Becca! It does not offend me in the least that you showcase your wonderful design.
    There may be other bow makers out there but I for one would much rather have this gorgeous wooden version displayed in my craft room :)
    xoxo SiouxReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:03 am

    This is excellent news Becca and many congratulations, I wish you all the luck and success in the world…because you deserve. You work so hard to give us crafter inspiration with your wonderful creations and tutorials..
    God bless and heaps of good luck wishes.

    Love Sheila xxxReplyCancel

  • PJJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:08 am

    Congratulations Becca! It looks wonderful. I am so happy you listened to your little voice. I wish you much success, for you surely deserve it. You have given so much to so many in the papercrafting world, and your willingness to share and teach all of us is beyond measure.ReplyCancel

  • Carla PredigerJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:10 am

    Congratulations Becca!
    It is a great tool and it is already on my wish list.
    I wish you success! You deserve.ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:34 am

    Hello Becca,
    I am normally a quiet reader, just enjoying your projects but very rarely commenting (sorry, I’d love to but my time is very constricted and commenting would just take too long as I won’t just say “Beautiful” or sth. like that and that’s it…).
    I have to tell you today, however, that I think it’s wonderful that your bow maker is going to be commercially available! It’s very clever and I am sure loads of people will want one! I am one, but I guess being in the UK would mean it’s either not being shipped here at all or very expensive. But I’ll still check it out and if it’s in my budget I’d love to have it! You go girl, you are a star!
    Love, AlexReplyCancel

  • Pat GibsonJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:40 am

    Becca, this is just fantastic. I will soon be able to have a Becca Bow Maker!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn (Australia)January 30, 2012 - 5:04 am

    See, you needn’t have worried!! We’re all deee-lighted! Anytime anyone uses it, we will think of you.
    Hopefully it will ship to Australia via ODBD.ReplyCancel

  • Karen JonesJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:08 am

    Good on you Becca, you deserve a break – no need to worry, we all think it’s great!! Like Carolyn, I hope it will ship to Aus – looks like there’s a few o/s crafters thinking the same. Love and hugs Karen from AustraliaReplyCancel

  • EdnaJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:18 am

    All the very best with your new venture Becca. You are so generous with your talent and I’m always inspired when I visit your blog. I don’t know if you will be shipping to the UK but Godspeed and every blessing for the future success of this truly amazing gadget.

    Edna xReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:31 am

    No apologies needed! This is wonderful news and I wish you all kinds of success. You should market that adorable little round box you created as well!ReplyCancel

  • AstridJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:35 am

    Becca, first of all, I had no idea your husband passed away such a short time ago, my thoughts and prayers are with you!!

    I have loved your peg bow maker ever since seeing it in your amazing bow tutorials and I would love to have one. As I live in the UK and postage always goes through the roof when ordering from the US (often you pay more for postage than the product) I think I am going to wait and see whether one of the UK shops will order it after CHA, if not I will definitely get one from Our Daily Bread, as I’m going to the US at the end of March I’ll have it sent to my friend then where I’ll be staying.

    I am sure hundreds of people will want to get this bow maker it is such an ingenious design! You are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • MelindaJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:36 am

    Love the video & can’t wait till the bow maker is available! Congratulations and good luck in your new adventure.


  • KathyJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:42 am

    WooHoo. What a great idea Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Anne ( Midlands UK)January 30, 2012 - 5:51 am

    Well done Becca I am so pleased for you and you certainly should not worry about putting it on your site.
    Can I ask how much? I am in UK will that be a problem? I would love one of these. Anne xReplyCancel

  • Wanda HJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:04 am

    Becca, I am soooooooo excited for you!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! I am very glad you posted on your blog… I don’t think that is wrong at all!!!! God Bless You and all your endeavors!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb TraceyJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:10 am

    I can’t imagine anyone having a problem with you utilizing your blog to announce your new product… how small minded if anyone does take issue. Especially after all of your ongoing generosity with your talent, ideas, blog candy, etc, etc, etc. You well deserve every single bit of success I feel certain you will enjoy with your new venture. Keep your great ideas coming… we all love them and you!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:11 am

    Oh, I’m so excited for you Becca. It looks like a fabulous tool, one that will certainly be loved and used especially for us bow challenged people. I’m sure it will be a great success. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D

    PS I can’t wait and buy one, I’m looking forward to it.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:22 am

    I am so happy for you, my goodness, it will be so exciting to say that I actually knew her before she became famous. Move over Martha Stewart…. H-E-R-E-‘S…….. BECCA……. God bless my internet friend….. Hugs from DeniceReplyCancel

  • EvelynJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:25 am

    You have such a wonderful talent. Your bow maker will be successful.ReplyCancel

  • June K.January 30, 2012 - 6:27 am

    Congratulations, Becca! You should feel very proud that you are providing the crafting world with your specialty tool for your beautiful bows you make. After all you are SO well known for your beautiful bows.ReplyCancel

  • lizJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:36 am

    Becca, so happy for you, this is going to be a Sell-out hope they make enough for all of us here, I”ve been looking at a bow maker but wanted what you made so I could follow how you make those divne bows. will be buying one too. John is watching over you and is so very proud of you. Love you BeccaReplyCancel

  • Lynne WJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:52 am

    Love it!! Congrats Becca, you deserve it!!ReplyCancel

  • EileenJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:06 am

    Congratulations and good luck with your new venture, I am sure it will be a resounding success.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • debbJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:32 am

    You go girl! Your God given talent and your hard work deserve this (and much more!).ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:34 am

    You go girl … wishing you great success with your signature product!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:36 am

    My thoughts….why not! In a time when everyone is creating their own stamps, why no a bow maker. It’s something we could all use. I’d order one right away, except that I have no cash right now. So I wish you a lot of sales. You’re a lovely person and should have all the best. I loved the comercial! TFSReplyCancel

  • LaurieJJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Congratulations! This is fabulous. I so admire you pursuing this! I hope that it is a smashing success.ReplyCancel

  • LynneJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Oh brilliant Becca and so well deserved. Wishing you every success with this and all you do.Thanks for all you share.

  • JeanJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Dear Becca ~ Congratulations on this step!!!! I wish you every success with this endeavor, and as always, thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas so generously. Blessings, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • StephJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Congratulations Becca, I believe you are on a new path, don’t be afraid Our Lord and Savior will always be with you in every step you make.
    God BlessReplyCancel

  • Maryellen WebberJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:02 am

    I am so happy you took this leap of faith! I avoid putting bows on my cards since they never turn out out right. Thanks for creating this easy to use
    product and having the courage to see it through!!!!! There’s a quote from
    one of my little boy’s favorite movies that plays in my head… “Just keep
    moving forward.”
    Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • sandiJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:12 am

    It is not only the physical things that you give away Becca. The spiritual things that you are going through that God prompts you to give away may be what someone else needs to hear at this exact moment. When HARD THINGS COME OUR WAY Papa is still our prompter and guider. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • MargJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:15 am

    What a terrific step in a new direction! Congratulations and what a wonderful and useful first step. I do wish you all the best.ReplyCancel

  • DawnLJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Congrats Becca!!! How awesome is that!!!ReplyCancel

  • CherylJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Congrats Becca! I love how beautiful the wood is! A work of art! Good luck. We will be awaiting more. Hugs. CherylReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)January 30, 2012 - 8:21 am

    “Kind of special?” No, it’s way more than that! I would say a very very very important day in your life and I’m jumping for joy as you launch your new career. I’ve just ordered mine on the ODBD website. Sending sincere happy wishes your way, for a long lucrative career as the planet’s newest inventor.ReplyCancel

  • Terry B.January 30, 2012 - 8:22 am

    You, do, truly, give so much. May God bless you.
    The bow maker is beautiful.

  • Karol HallJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:23 am

    Oh I am happy to see and hear this, you so deserve the rewards for your talent. You inspire all of us with your belief and your willingness to share and ask for nothing in return other then a comment.
    God bless ya Becca.ReplyCancel

  • BirdJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:23 am

    What a great idea!
    I’d just like to wish you the best of luck with your fabby bow maker!
    You are right, you do give us all so much of your time and creativity so it would be lovely to see you get a little back.
    Also it’s your blog so you go post whatever you like on it :)

    Good Luck

  • LESLEY CALABRIA-BROWNJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:29 am

    YOU GO GIRL! I think this is most excellent! And I really like the trailer. God bless you as you move forward, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • AnnJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:37 am

    I think it is wonderful that you have followed your heart and posted this-what an accomplishment for you! I am always amazed (no pun intended!) at the projects you come up with and you always give away the instructions for free!!! Most other craft bloggers charge a small fee! You are truly a wonderful person and God has given you such a wonderful gift and I know we all appreciate you sharing those gifts with your cyber friends! Thank you and God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Linda DJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:56 am

    It’s wonderful that you took this brave step and that you share your talent in so many ways. I’m not much of a bow person (think that might be why I was blessed with only sons) but, I think I might NEED your bow maker!
    Linda DReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Becca, that is awesome news. I’m sure the bowmaker will be a big hit. You are always so generous with your time and talent. My very best to you with this exciting new venture. I know it will be a big hit.ReplyCancel

  • FayeJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:01 am

    Good for you. Now I can purchase a Becca bow maker and not have to make one myself.ReplyCancel

  • Fran GumprechtJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Becca, this is so exciting! I am so pleased for you! Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:06 am

    Toot your own horn all you want! You should be very proud of yourself. I am extremely pleased! Congratulations. Can’t wait to get mine.ReplyCancel

  • HorsebroadJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Becca, I wish you the very best in this endeavor, and hope to be a customer. But more importantly, congratulations on getting ahold of your fear and moving ahead! Thisis something that will benefit you the rest of your life! God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • MillieJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Becca, it is absolutely great that you are able to sell these….You do so much for everyone. I think this might come under the verse that says “give and it shall be given back to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over.” Our God is faithful. Big hugs from Nebraska. MillieReplyCancel

  • OlgaJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:11 am

    Great venture, Becca! We, the crafting community, are so blessed to have you! Your giving nature is now legendary, and you absolutely, 1000% should feel great about your invention and the project altogether!!! Good luck with the bowmaker, it’s one of the “must haves” for any crafter around!ReplyCancel

  • Judy SmedleyJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:24 am

    Congratulations. That is so exciting! I can’t wait to purchase mine.
    You are such an inspiration to all of us not only with your cards but with the steps of faith that you take and share with us. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:29 am

    that is so neat I am so happy for you, how exciting to have come up with your own tool and now are selling them!!ReplyCancel

  • Alice RoushiaJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Congratulations Becca!!!!! This is awesome. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your bows. Oh my, this is going to be a fantastic tool. Never mind about the others, yours is the original and we all know where the idea came from. I’m sure your husband is looking down at you never doubting that you can do it….or anything when you put your mind to it. God Bless Alice RoushiaReplyCancel

  • Niki WinchellJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:12 am

    I think it’s wonderful that you’ve been able to develop your tool into a saleable product. The great thing is, it will help many crafters. I am all in favor of the free market system. If you have a product, and someone needs it, everyone is happy. You are not forcing anyone to buy this. I think it is very appropriate that you tell us what’s going on with craft related items like this, whether you sell them or give them away. I cannot imagine why anyone would be offended by your success.

    Great job, keep up thinking of neat tools we need.


  • Liz S.January 30, 2012 - 10:17 am

    Congratulations and lots of good luck to you!ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:28 am

    Oh Becca, this is so exciting!!! Yes,yes, yes, I want one. You humbleness is what makes you so beautiful. I hope this is this the first of many things that brings you blessings in this new year. From all the comments, You can’t help but see, God has blessed this invention. Good luck, and hope you sell millions of this great bow maker!!!

  • Mary SchmidtJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Good for you! You go, girl! I think it is great that you thought of a need in the market and devised something to fill that need. Sometimes it is the ” Ah, Huh” moment that is needed. The difference with you is that you carried it the next step and figured out how to do it and was able to put the steps into motion. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:33 am

    to God be the glory…great things He has done

    I’ve been following you over a year..I can see your Christianity flowing off my laptop screen..many blessings dear, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • DonnaJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Oh Becca, that looks wonderful, I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor with this project, I hope it is a Hugh success for you. I would order one, but my dear husband built one for me, and if i ordered another I think It would hurt his feelings, yours is much more attractive, but his pride is worth more to me right now than beauty.
    Big hugs

  • MickieJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:06 am

    Congratulations Becca, may the good Lord bless!ReplyCancel

  • Pat FergusonJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:08 am

    Why not market your talent… I ordered one this morning..You are an inspiration to me as a Christian and Card Designer. I love your work and if you sell anything else, just post it and I will buy it. God Bless….ReplyCancel

  • LyndAJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Such wonderful news Becca. I am so happy for you and hope it is the most amazing success.
    Do our Daily Bread ship to the UK?ReplyCancel

  • Pat BohnJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Can’t wait till it is delivered. Good luck with your new venture.ReplyCancel

  • SorayaJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:28 am

    I wish you the best on your endeavors! You are so generous and always giving a piece of your talents and great ideas! I got to get one of these too!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine LawsonJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:31 am

    I would love to be notified when your wonderful peg bow maker becomes available! Thank you for offering to keep your fans informed.

  • MaryJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Yay for you! I am so proud of you (and you don’t even know me) – we too often let “what other’s think” or “what other’s are doing” stop us from being successful. I would buy one just on principal (not really a bow person) but there is no more room in my craft room(s) – yes I have exploded into three rooms and need to do some serious downsizing.

    Best to you – I know that you will succeed – you are always on my heart!


  • Lillian F.January 30, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Congrats Becca
    I saw the video a while back and I had my husband make me one. I think it was a good idea and wish you the best on your new venture.ReplyCancel

  • Miss AnnJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:50 am

    So happy for you – it looks awesome. Can’t wait to make bow like yours!!ReplyCancel

  • LindaJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:50 am

    I think it is wonderful of you to share your bow maker idea with cardmakers everywhere! My husband made mine when you first demonstrated yours on your blog, and I love it. Wishing you much success!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia CurtsJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:57 am

    My husband made me a bow maker but I’m ordering yours today. I will treasure it because every time I use it I will remember all your love and gererousity in sharing so much with us. You deserve so much success and I pray you get it.
    If it gets too expensive to keep your site going consider charging a yearly fee as I’m sure there are enough of us out there who would be happy to pay it help keep you up and running.
    In enlarges my soul to see how much you have suffered and yet you still keep thinking of others and giving. You are a very special woman.
    I send you love, prayers, blessings and congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    What wonderful news! Good luck with this venture and congratulations on seeing this dream come to fruition!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia CurtsJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    People who already have could buy one for a gift for friends. I could see making these bows at Christmas and on other gift giving times and attaching them to packages. Everyone would love it. Almost nobody I know can make a nice bow and with the CD instructions what a great gift.
    Order them now girls and save them for gifts later. They are five dollars cheaper now. Lets all support Beccas effort.ReplyCancel

  • ClaudiaJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:09 pm

    We need to use our special gifts, and there you go, thank you for to doing that possible. Congratulations in your new journey.ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WashingtonJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    Great commercial! Good job Becca!ReplyCancel

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  • Linda RoseJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    I found your blog because someone posted your collar bow on Pinterest. I have now re pinned your blog as well as your bow maker. I also went on over to ourdailybread and pre ordered your bow maker. Just another example of how PRAYER PAYS OFF!ReplyCancel

  • LynneJanuary 30, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    Oh Becca, why do you think you were given the wonderful gift of, not only making the most beautiful cards but the ability to make your own tools too?
    I`m sure that it was so you could share your gift with the rest of us and where would we be without commerce. It`s what makes the world go round.Enjoy your new venture safe in the knowledge that you are helping people along the way.ReplyCancel

  • PJJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • LorraineJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    I am the most bow challenged person on the planet! I am definitely going to purchase one of these. I too would have had my hubby make me one, but he passed away 3 years ago. I am so very glad you are marketing this handy tool!!! Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • Jan GarberJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    My hubby made one for me, too. But after seeing the work and frustration that he went through, trust me ladies, buy yours here! LOL! Mine isn’t near as attractive, but works! I wish you much success and it has been so interesting to read how many gals wanted one made,too! Your bows are what we all aspire to! You will sell thousands!ReplyCancel

  • deborahJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Becca I can not think of anyone more deserving of success than you. You have needs for you and your family and hopefully this product will help ease some of your stress. Just remember at the end of the day the choices we make are motivated by our faith. You do not owe any one an apology for the path you have chosen. You are a woman of great faith and I just know your husband along with God are smiling down on you. I wish you much success with this product and I believe there will be more to come. God bless you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Pat FergusonJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:59 pm

    Becca, I agree with Cynthia Curts, If it gets too expensive to keep your site going consider charging a yearly fee. I also do digital scrap booking and I have been a member of Scrappers Guide for years in which I pay a fee. They put out templates and designs once a month, you do it daily….Wow.. You must design 24/7… Thanks again for all you do :)ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenJanuary 30, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    Pat you are so sweet but I would never charge a fee for my site. You all are family to me – and crafting and talking with you all daily truly keeps my face to the sun. I’d sink with out you all. It’s true – if you asked any of my family or close friends, oh . . .they’d tell ya!!!ReplyCancel

  • Magi DuncanJanuary 30, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    Becca, I am so excited that you have chosen to collaborate with Our Daily Bread Designs to produce this bow maker! You are an inspiration to so many of us, and I am looking forward to being the proud owner of one of them! God bless you, as you constantly do me! Hugs, MagiReplyCancel

  • Chris OlsenJanuary 30, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Congrats Becca!! Praying for lots of sales for you!! You so deserve it!! I am excited for you!!

  • Pattie J.January 30, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    Becca, I am anxious for your bow maker, and hope not to expensive to purchase. I can’t tell you how much sites, like yours, SplitCoastStampers videos, and StampTV means to me. Because of the visual videos, and techniques, and contact with wonderful friends. You are one of those friends. and am so happy. thank you for sharing this with us. I get inspired and blessed everyday when here, thanks again. and God Bless..ReplyCancel

  • DebbiJanuary 30, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Wow! Congratulations Becca!!!!!! No body desearves it more than you. Be proud of yourself. We are! I looks great!!! Hugs Debbi xxxReplyCancel

  • JoJoJanuary 30, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    I am so thankful you’re doing this. I want one so bad, but don’t have the means to get one made. You bless us all the time. It’s our turn to support and bless you back!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy H.January 30, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    Putting this on my Mother’s , Birthday , even Valentine’s list of wants!!Bless you for all you share with all of us!ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    Oh Becca — how thrilling for you! You make the most gorgeous bows and cards and I’m sure that your Bow Maker will be a huge success. Congratulations for having it featured at CHA — how exciting! Wishing you nothing but blessings as you are a blessing to me.ReplyCancel

  • KellyGJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Becca, I’m so excited for you!! Good luck on your endevour (sp). I know John is so proud of youReplyCancel

  • R FayeJanuary 30, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    Congrats Becca!!! I WILL be placing an order. Wanted one of these for a long time. God Bless You!!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    If it supports you I am for it.
    i’m sure you made your decision prayerfully.
    I’ll look forward to the sale link, even tho I have many bow makers.
    Blessings to youReplyCancel

  • Charlene LeBelJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Congratulations Becca. I just ordered one at Our Daily Bread. What a great idea. I hope I can make bows as lovely as yours. I,ve tried all the bowmakers out there and none worked very well for me. I’m so glad you are on this great adventure. Good Luck!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I’ve been enjoying your beautiful cards for some time now. I even pointed out your bow maker to my husband months ago and hinted that he could make me one, but that never happened. I am so glad you’ve decided to make yours and to sell it! I just ordered it! Thanks, I think I’m going to love it!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindJanuary 30, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    Good for you Becca, and you are right you are so extraordinarily generous with sharing right down to all the tutorials you provide us with. Best of luck with this venture and thanks for all the time and talent you put into sharing with us on Amazing Paper Grace. Hugs AnnReplyCancel

  • Pauline HappelJanuary 30, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    Congratulations Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Donna DJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:21 pm

    Woohoo!! THANKS Becca!!!! I can’t wait to get mine. I’ve tried to get my husband to make one for me after you posted how you created yours last year, but no luck….he’s still thinking how to put it together. When I saw this post I squealed with delight and told him I was finally going to get a bow maker…

    We must have faith…God gives us the talent and wisdom to do way more than we realize….we just have to ask how to best use the talents He gave us….and you did and He provided you the answer! The folks at Our Daily Bread are lucky to have you as part of their design team and will be a great company to sell Becca’s Bow Maker! Way to go, girl!!! John is smiling and saying, “that’s my girl”…ReplyCancel

  • Gloria FlowersJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    Congratulations…on moving forward. I know that you will have much success in your new adventure. I can’t wait til I get mine. I have a plastic bow maker, but I know the wooden one will be much studier.ReplyCancel

  • CarolJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    This is a great idea – so glad you are following through on this. Great timing too, because I had been thinking I should try to make one of Becca’s Bow makers.

    I too have lost someone who helped me with making those craft related projects. My dear brother-in-law helped me make a custom desk with custom cabinet bases that I designed – this was for my scrapbook/card-making room. Within 18 months he then passed away from cancer. When I am in that room doing my “thing”, I know he looks down and says “glad I was able to help”. I knew him since I was 3 – he was like a second brother to me.

    I have already pre-ordered your bow maker from ODB.

    Thanks so much for all your inspiration

  • KarrJanuary 30, 2012 - 8:40 pm

    Congrats Becca!!! I know I will be ordering one as I follow your blog and just LOVE your work!!! Thanks for sharing your talent & being an inspiration. :)ReplyCancel

  • catherineJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:21 pm

    I will be ordering one! You are so very generous with your sharing, and I hope you will tackle publishing a book with the great original techniques and designs you have shared with us. Wishing you success.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HavlovicJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    Congratulations Becca! I think this is so awesome that you are able to market this wonderful tool. I know your husband must be smiling down on you from the Heavens because you were brave and followed your heart!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    Yea for you!! I have one similiar purchased years ago and love it! Yours is even a better design. It will be a big hit!! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Congratulations Becca. I know your new marketing endeavor will be a huge success and rightfully so. It will be my privilege to order your bow maker. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us; you’re truly one talented lady. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Patty W.January 31, 2012 - 12:00 am

    Yeh! Congratulations Becca! You go girl….This is just the beginning of great things to come for you!!! I just know it! And you so deserve it too! I just hope you don’t get so busy, you don’t have time to share with us! Congratulations again!! Hugs and blessings! Patty W.ReplyCancel

  • HettieJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:32 am

    This is truly a blessing for you and for me. I recently saw your video on how you made the bow maker and was preparing to pick up the materials at the hardware store this weekend. Now all I have to do is go to the Amazing Paper Grace website and order one. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Donna GJanuary 31, 2012 - 4:36 am

    Hi Becca,
    I think it’s wonderful that you have produced your bow maker for sale with ODBD!!! And don’t for one nanosecond worry about putting it for sale! My goodness, you made your own, shared it with everyone, AND told everyone how to make their own! And how many fabulous tutorials have you given us for free? I say, bring it on! You deserve to make a profit, My only questions are, “What took you so long?” and, “What brilliant product will you come up with next?” You are officially in business girl!!

  • PatJanuary 31, 2012 - 7:09 am

    There may be more kinds of bow makers out there but yours has all the bells and whistles that make it so much easier to use good luck and your video was greatReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyJanuary 31, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Becca, I am so so happy for your success with the Peg Bow Maker!! You SO deserve it, Lady!!!
    It really is the best idea, and truly, truly works. I’m telling all my crafting friends!
    YAY for you!!!!! xoReplyCancel

  • BrendaJanuary 31, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Congrats on a wonderful design. My husband made me a bow maker from your design, but I have to have an official Becca Bow Maker. I love Our Daily Bread. It’s how I originally found you. Many thanks for sharing your time, your talent, and inspiration!!! I will be telling everyone I know.ReplyCancel

  • Leone GiffordJanuary 31, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Don’t be surprised if you hear from Home Shopping Network….Suzanne Runyeon is pretty much the craft guru there and I commented about your work and ribbon maker on her facebook and she actually got back to me yesterday and said she was having the HSN craft buyer go and check it out at CHA….I can see you on TV!ReplyCancel

  • TamythaJanuary 31, 2012 - 8:40 am

    I’m not sure if I’ve ever left a comment before now, and I only discovered your site a few months back. I didn’t know your story, nor do I pretend to know your philosophy (so to speak) or goals for your site. However, it kind of saddened me that you feel that “commercializing” your site would be offensive and maybe that you were a little ashamed about it (for a lack of a better word). I understand wanting to control it, but the amount of time and effort you put into your creations and then the time and effort to share them with us is deserving of something more than adoration and nice comments. There is nothing wrong with allowing the thing you love to help generate some income. I wish you the absolute best and much success with your Becca Bow Maker and anything else you choose to pursue. You deserve it!ReplyCancel

  • IreneJanuary 31, 2012 - 8:56 am

    I wish your post didn’t sound so apologetic and I hope that you are feeling better about this endeavor after reading all of the supportive comments! Wishing you nothing but the best!!!! Congratulations on offering such a valuable product!ReplyCancel

  • SaraJanuary 31, 2012 - 9:13 am

    Becca’s Bow Maker. What a great thing! Congratulations on this new chapter in your Book Of Life. I went right over to the Our Daily Bread site and pre-ordered one. So happy for you and happy for me to be able make Becca Bows at home. Loved your video too.ReplyCancel

  • ClaritsaJanuary 31, 2012 - 9:55 am

    Hi Dear Becca
    I write you from Perú ubicated in South America, well I saw you video on youtube and let me say, you make wonderful things. I really feel bad for you husband. and the same time you are the best artist in scrapbook, so God bless you every day. If I’ll not so far away from you I look for you and take this fabolous tools.

    Claritsa CabanillasReplyCancel

  • Jan MarieJanuary 31, 2012 - 10:06 am

    This is so exciting, Becca! It’s a wonderful design and very functional. Praying the Lord blesses you in this endeavor and in making the most of this opportunity for the glory of His name!! Off to see about ordering one of these tools!! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasJanuary 31, 2012 - 11:12 am

    I am so happy you are going to sell these. I am blessed to have a handy man for my husband so he made me one when you shared the measurements etc last year. But for those who aren’t as blessed this is an answer to their prayers. Becca you are only sharing the blessing of your talent. John AND God are smiling! You will be in my prayers with this new opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa HJanuary 31, 2012 - 12:10 pm


    You have to be one of the most generous, gentle-spirited people I have ever met (ok, I’m using the term ‘met’ a little loosely here lol). My heart cries out and sings for joy for you all at the same time.

    I’m so deeply sorry you lost your beloved spouse. I’m also sorry that you didn’t apply for a patent for your wonderful creation so the horrible bottom-feeders out there wouldn’t have had the chance to cash in on your brilliance. But there again shines your generous spirit. You aren’t bitter and if you are resentful in any way you certainly don’t show it. You really seem to be able to let it go and give it to God, then press on and look to the future (and back to God again- isn’t He awesome?!!!).

    Your little invention is amazing! Providing you ship to Canada I will be putting in my pre-order as soon as I finish typing this posting. I can’t wait to see what I can cook up with your little device – it’s so simple, yet brilliant! The smartest ideas are often the simplest, aren’t they?

    God bless you as you move forward with this endeavour. I know it’s scary and I know there will be ups and downs. But I also know that you are surrounded by a hedge of protection and your hard work will result in triumph. Maybe now, maybe not just yet…but you are favoured and you will be rewarded.

    You’ll be in my prayers throughout your next few incredibly busy, crazy days at CHA. Good luck and God bless!ReplyCancel

  • EstelleJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    I am so proud for you………. God is good and He does take care of His own. It may not be the answer we are looking for but the answer is in His plan for us. I know God has good plans for you.
    I can hardly wait to see the finished product on the market.

    God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 31, 2012 - 1:04 pm

    congrats!! I ordered mine and can’t wait to get it. Now maybe I can make a bow that LOOKs like a bow!! thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie SmithJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:05 pm

    I’m so glad you took the courage to produce your bow maker, I even printed out your notes about how to make one of these. But secretly I was hoping you would start selling them as I’m no handy man and I could buy it instead of making it. I too lost my husband 3 years ago and it is a struggle everyday to get up especially when you have a child. But I truck on and when I look at your blog it gives the inspiration to go forward. I hope one day I will be on a Design Team. Thanks for inspiration! PS I have your bow maker on order here in Canada (Quietfire Designs) and can’t wait to make your double bows!!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    Just ordered mine and hope you sell millions of them! I have such admiration for you and your creativity that I would like to see something great happen to you. Keep producing those cool ideas! Bless you!
    Shirley L,.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • Anne McIntoshJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    I’m delighted that you are merchandising your peg bowmaker! I can’t believe anyone who follows you could be the slightest offended! You have a God-given talent for creating beautiful things and when you can share that talent, you get smiles from HIM and all your friends! Can’t wait til it’s available. I tried making one on my own (with limited success and the help of my significant other!) that kinda works, but I’ll be on line to purchase one when it becomes available this fall.

    Thanks once again for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle HJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    This is awesome!!! You’re so right. You do give us so much. I don’t think it’s too much to market your own product. Best of luck with it! :) I hope in a few months (once a few bills are paid off) to purchase one.ReplyCancel

  • jean w.January 31, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Way to go Becca! I too have printed your directions when you first made one and then didn’t have the nerve to bother my son-in-law to make it for me. Now I have a wood shelf that is similiar to your design which holds tea canisters and I keep thinking…that could be the bow maker…but have not risked attempting it yet…now I have to decide whether to invest in your beautiful one or risk trying to make one on my own. Decisions, decisions!!!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    Congrats to you Becca. Your kindness in sharing the original pattern was great and now many more people will be able to have one of their own. Best of luck with the new venture and I know it will be a success for such a kind wonderful lady !Bravo.ReplyCancel

  • sherry gardnerJanuary 31, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    I think you did great on your commercial….and I would like to buy one with the video, how much are they?ReplyCancel

  • Lynn SmthJanuary 31, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    How much are the bow makers going to be?ReplyCancel

  • Judy BeckerJanuary 31, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Becca, you are amazing, I’ve never seen such creativity. Just wanted to let you know that as soon as you put up the photo’s for your Bow Maker, I had my husband make it for me. A dollar store in the area sold the side pieces for $1.00 each and we just bought a dowel. He followed your photo’s and it works just great. Its a great product. Just love it, Thanks for a great tool, and your wonderful cards.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 31, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    Congrats! I pre-ordered! Any idea when they’ll be available?ReplyCancel

  • Pat in the Great White North (finally somewhat white with this crazy winter)January 31, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    I was just saying at a card-making workshop last Wednesday that I needed your bow maker. My ‘Arthur’ hands don’t do well with another make and I’m sure this one will be great. I’m ordering!ReplyCancel

  • Chris RJanuary 31, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    Becca, Thank you so much for creating this bow maker (and Our Daily Bread Designs for selling it). I will be pre-ordering one. I use your beautiful creations as inspiration and ideas for the cards I make with one exception – I don’t add bows simply because I am bow-challenged. I’m so excited I’ll be able to add a bow here and there now.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa JacksonJanuary 31, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    So proud of you for deciding to forge ahead with this! Best of luck!

  • Jeannine SavardJanuary 31, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    Good for you Becca, I do hope your keeping the video up for those of us who have pleaded, cajoled our husbands to make one for us…. I really need to watch the video to figure things out…….

  • CharletteJanuary 31, 2012 - 8:58 pm

    CONGRATS TO YOU! I am so glad you went forward with this wonderful idea you should be so happy with yourself. Because I know I speech for all of us that check you blog daily you make the BEST bows and now we all can do the same. I will be getting myself one of those babies! Thanks Becca for always sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • D IdletJanuary 31, 2012 - 10:07 pm

    Because, congrats on your creation! I preordered mine and can’t wait to get it! I hope I can master my bow making like you have!!!ReplyCancel

  • Faithfule CreationsFebruary 1, 2012 - 12:01 am

    Congratulations Becca. I tell everyone about your beautiful board all the time. I have a super cheap super ugly version but it’s so effective. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, and you tool. I appreciate you.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.February 1, 2012 - 6:06 am

    I loved your peg bow maker when you first blogged about it. Not being very tool savvy, I had my brother make me one. Congratulations on having the courage to move forward with marketing one of your own. I hope you sell lots of them!! I’m going to pre-order one so I can make two different sized bows at the same time without making adjustments on the bow maker AND for the CD!! WOO HOO!!!ReplyCancel

  • MargeryFebruary 1, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Love your bowmaking creation, brilliant.
    Always look each day for your new cards, because they are an inspiration to me as they are so lovely. Best wishes to you and your family and doesn’t time fly…
    Regards MargeryReplyCancel

  • PAM BOWERSFebruary 1, 2012 - 10:29 am

    I think the Bow Maker Product is an Absolutely Great Idea. I have wondered why you didn’t do it when I first discovered it. (you are such a gracious and sharing person). Good for you. I wish you all the success with this in the world.

    God Bless You!ReplyCancel

  • JennFebruary 1, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Becca I am SO EXCITED for you! There is no doubt in my mind you deserve all the success this brings you. You are right, you do practically give it all away, and thanks to you, after years of trying to figure it out, I can tie some beautiful bows (made my own cheapie version by drilling holes in the craft table, lol. It does the trick, but it takes some finagling)! I am seriously considering making this purchase and will be sure to share with my blog readers how they too can make perfect bows. Best wishes and keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksFebruary 1, 2012 - 11:34 am

    How does it feel to see your product FEATURED on ODB site! Great job, and MADE IN THE USA! AMEN! Nice introductory pricing too. Good luck to you.ReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonFebruary 1, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    Congrats Becca! You have always been on the cutting edge of new and fun goodies! You go girl!!!ReplyCancel

  • HollyFebruary 2, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    do not do not do NOT apologize for making a living,,,do not do not DO NOT apologize for making a fair profit from your talent. Think of all the people out there WITHOUT the ability or tools to make their own,,,,you’re offering a good tool for a fair price. They will be HAPPY to buy it!

    YOU GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • LynneZFebruary 3, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    Thank you Becca for giving us this opportunity to get one of the peg bow makers. I have pre-ordered mine and am so looking forward to receiving it and also your DVD. So glad that you decided to do this and partnering with such a great company as Our Daily Bread. I have enjoyed your videos and all of your creations. Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • NancyFebruary 4, 2012 - 8:16 am

    If you really think about it all your posts are commercial becuase you link us to OTHER websites where we go and purchase their products. The only difference is now you are doing something for yourself. What’s wrong with that? You go girl!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis McKennaFebruary 4, 2012 - 10:55 am

    I think it is great that you are selling the peg bow maker. I wish I had one myself.ReplyCancel

  • AnneFebruary 5, 2012 - 4:26 am

    Have tears running down my face – I’m so happy for you, Becca! You deserve for this to be a sell-out success. You give so generously of your talent and lighten many a day for your visitors who catch a glimpse of beauty on your pages.
    Just off to see about international shipping.
    Anne xReplyCancel

  • Peggy MFebruary 6, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Becca you could make a door stop and I’d buy it! I’m placing my preorder today! Go for it Becca cause if you don’t somebody else will.ReplyCancel

  • June K.February 10, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    Hi Becca, I ordered my bow maker today. I will be playing away when I receive it. I can’t wait to make bows for gift boxes and gift bags. Congrats on your new endeavor. And thank you for all that you have shared with us.ReplyCancel

  • DorothyFebruary 27, 2012 - 9:59 am

    Hi Becca, Just wondering when your videos for bow making will be on the market? I have loved your bows for ages now and the variety of how toe on a video would be a welcomed addition to your BowMaker. Blessings on your day!! creativedscrafter.blogspot.comReplyCancel