Top of the Morning to You!!

Hi there blog friends.  Happy St. Patricks Day!!  Thanks so much for your kind comments on the Double Tailed Bow Tutorial.  I hope you’ve given it a try.  Don’t forget, you have until Friday morning to add a comment telling me about your favorite music.  It’s a small blog candy but the Prima paper is absolutely scrumptious.  It was just like picking up a letter from old friends to read the hilarious comments that came through.

There’s a lot going on at Amazing Paper Grace and I just wanted to run down some of what is coming up and share some notes that haven’t found room to fit into the busy posts of this week.

The 3rd Anniversary Celebration for Our Daily Bread Designs starts on Thursday, March 17th at 7:00 CST.  There are so many prizes given that your chances are good if you enter.  Remember, you have to enter to win – pop by early in the morning and I’ll have the details.  Plus the new Anniversary Sets are amazing – they’ll be revealed then.  Hope to see you there!!

The comments are coming in for 31 Days to a Frugal Crafter.  If you have any frugal tips, I’d love for you to share them.  Although I’m still working on the 31 Days to an Organized Stamper page, I’m getting the hang of the new challenge and it will move faster in the future.

Keep your eyes peeled for a special Blog Hop by JustRite Designers next week as well as a Spring Blog Hop by Spellbinders Designers.  There are prizes to be had during each of these events.  For the Spellbinders events, on the day that share my project – you’ll be able to leave comments on my blog for a Spellbinders prize.

Please vote in my poll on the right hand side bar – it’s quick and it’s been fun for me seeing the results!!

If you’ve taken a second look throughout my blog, I’ve been bringing all the favorite tutorials (that were so hard to find on my old blog) and Becca Bits back online.  They were hidden but now most of them are showing up under the proper categories.  Click around, you’ll be surprised what you’ll find!!  That’s it friends.  See you in the morning with the ODBD Blog Hop.  Thanks for letting me wedge in this notice!

  • Harriet in NCMarch 17, 2011 - 2:09 am

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Becca!

    I traveled to the rainbow’s end
    And found not gold
    But you, my friend!

    The gifts you give us with your creativity and who you are are worth more than all the leprechaun gold at the end of the rainbow!!

    Hugs, Harriet in NCReplyCancel

  • BernieMarch 17, 2011 - 2:52 am

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Becca & Amazing Paper Grace Friends!

    “May God grant you always..
    A sunbeam to warm you,
    A moonbeam to charm you,
    A sheltering Angel
    so nothing can harm you.
    Laughter to cheer you.
    Faithful friends near you.
    And whenever you pray,
    Heaven to hear you.”
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 17, 2011 - 3:02 am

    A very Happy St. Patricksday to you and everybody else too Becca. We don´t celebrate it here, but I´ll stillwish everyone a Wonderful day and wish you all the best of luck for the year to come as well. May it be a very great year filled with luck, joy and a good health.ReplyCancel

  • pamelaMarch 17, 2011 - 3:25 am

    Happy Paddy’s day from northern ireland ! Thank you for all your blogs Becca they are so inspiring and beautiful. pamelaReplyCancel

  • Bette SMarch 17, 2011 - 3:31 am

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you, Becca! When I find myself singing (to myself – I can’t carry a tune in a basket!), it’s usually one of the songs we sang in church. I’m showing my age if I tell you I enjoy the “golden oldies” from 60’s and 70’s.ReplyCancel

  • patMarch 17, 2011 - 3:41 am

    keep it comming Becca, you make the day sing. xxReplyCancel

  • kathy sMarch 17, 2011 - 4:10 am

    you are one busy lady- we appreciate your efforts to keep us informedReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKMarch 17, 2011 - 4:25 am

    ….and the ‘Top of the morning’ to you too Becca. I so appreciate all the work you do for us. Have a lovely day.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Martha HMarch 17, 2011 - 4:41 am

    I really like the music from the 60’s and 70’s. It was easy to listen to, and you could actually understand the words and not be embarassed by what was being sung.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMarch 17, 2011 - 4:49 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! I love all music, but if ya really wanta get me, play Bluegrass. It’s also great to walk to, guess it’s the roots thing, I can remember mama and granny playing and singing………being I live in the mountains of SW VA I’m in the middle of Bluegrass.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)March 17, 2011 - 4:56 am

    May you always walk in sunshine.
    May you never want for more.
    May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Becca and thank you a gazillion times for all the beauty, fun and joy you’ve brought to the world and specifically me.
    Warm regards, FrancieReplyCancel

  • Pat GarvinMarch 17, 2011 - 5:04 am

    My radio is tuned to the Christian music station but I do like country also.ReplyCancel

  • Anne ( Midlands UK)March 17, 2011 - 5:18 am

    Happy St Patricks Day to you also Becca. Love AnneReplyCancel

  • Robyn MooreMarch 17, 2011 - 5:21 am

    Hi Becca,
    The only music I listen to is southern gospel. No matter what mood I am in or what is going on in my life, to here music that praises my Lord and Savior is absolutely wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen ChandlerMarch 17, 2011 - 5:24 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! My favorite music is from the 50’s & 60’s and almost anything that Don Williams sings! I do love country music too! Thanks for all the talent that you share with us! Hugs!!!ReplyCancel

  • JeanMarch 17, 2011 - 5:24 am

    Top o the morning to you! It is going to be a beautiful day for the wearing of the green. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas on your blog for your cyber friends. You share a rainbow of creativity.

    I like all music. Classical, rock from the 70’s contemporary Christian music,pop, country, celtic.

    Have a great St Patrick’s Day.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksMarch 17, 2011 - 5:39 am

    Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is my favorite. I grew up in a small town that had a music summer camp for talented teens and this was a standard each summer, usually with oboe for solo parts. I’ll take it with any instruments, however. Have it on my list for funeral (if they feel I have to have one!) :)ReplyCancel

  • Joyce across the pondMarch 17, 2011 - 5:41 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day indeed…and on this day I would have to say that I love the tune ‘St Patrick’s Breastplate’ – it is usually accompanied by sacred words which are very meaningful. We (Northern Ireland) use this day to remember that St Patrick brought the Gospel to Ireland, pure and simple, and showed us how to live as God would have us live. From the green fields of Northern Ireland where Patrick tended his sheep we wish you a happy day wherever in the world you are.ReplyCancel

  • Billie RiceMarch 17, 2011 - 6:24 am

    Becca, I for one can sure appreciate your love of music. I came from a background of professional singers and I have sung in the choir my entire life (68yrs) I practice everyday singing everywhere I go, much like you described yourself. I even go every friday evening for Karaoke…LOVE IT.
    Becaa, I just love your site, I can’t wait to receive your newsletter everyday and all your work is such an inspiration to me. Love to you and keep the faith, may God Bless You.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MeyersMarch 17, 2011 - 7:32 am

    My favorite music is classical, but then as a classically trained musician that makes sense. My next favorite is sacred music. What inspirations can come from it. Thanks for you ideas.

  • ChaunMarch 17, 2011 - 7:36 am

    I like to listen to the classic oldies on my t.v. There are music stations, and as the music is playing, it’s fun to see photos of the different musicians.
    It’s fun music to listen to, since it’s from the 50’s and 60’s. I like to work on cards while I’m listening.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MeyersMarch 17, 2011 - 7:36 am

    My favorite music is a tie between classical and sacred. I’m a trained singier and taught elementary music in the schools for 31 years before retiring. I sing in great group and also direct a church choir and chime choir. I get so much solace from music. It is what keeps me going most days. I love all your designs and look forward to each and every creation. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  • kathyc/NorthCarolinaMarch 17, 2011 - 7:55 am

    Becca….your work just leaves me amazed. Such beauty…but not fussy. Simply elegant!

    As for my favorite music….I am an eclectic listener. Today, I’ll crank up my Maddy Pryor music on Pandora radio, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. But I love everything from Bach to Bono!

    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • bethann dMarch 17, 2011 - 7:56 am

    Happy St Patrick’s day
    Becca. i visit your blog every day even if i don’t post. it is inspiring in so many ways – in no particualar order – the art, the love, the faith, the group that follows you (we need a name, um Becca’s belles?) the tutorials which i love, you get the idea. just knowing you have travails in your life and see how you cope , helps me to cope with mineReplyCancel

  • Amanda R.March 17, 2011 - 8:48 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I listen to almost any music – classical, country (mostly older), rock (again, older) and some pop – especially perky stuff from the 80s. :-)ReplyCancel

  • DorothyMarch 17, 2011 - 9:30 am

    Good Morning!! The Sun is shinning and the warmth of God’s love is alive in our hearts!!. A Senior Irish lady told me that St. Patrick used a Shamrock to Illustrate the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I do not know if that is a legend or reality??? But from now on I will always be reminded of that when I see one!! Blessings on your day!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah(Mustang)March 17, 2011 - 9:38 am

    Gorgeous card as always Becca.
    So much detail. I love the colors, the layout , the use of nesties and love the verse.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceMarch 17, 2011 - 9:40 am

    Green is one of my very favorite colors, and this day is one of my very favorite holidays. No pressure to do things for this day, just the sign that sunshine, flowers and fun are just around the corners. Thanks be to God for each and every day.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMarch 17, 2011 - 9:42 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Becca and all your faithful readers . I love any music from the 70’s. I also love celtic music as in Celtic Thunder. Good family entertainment. I love your blog and anxiously wait each day to find out what your new creation is. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie FieldsMarch 17, 2011 - 10:49 am

    A Green good morning to you Becca. Can’t think you enough for your tutorials with your beautiful cards and bows. I’m in the process as we speak of getting the things to make me a board so I can make Peg Bows. I’m so excited about it and look forward to trying your creations.
    Keep them coming, they are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • CathyMarch 17, 2011 - 11:04 am

    I have to say that my favorite music is 60’s and 70’s. Even my 24 yr old son loves it. I guess my favorite artist is Bob Seger. My husband and I went to see him in Knoxville a few years ago, and he was wonderful. It was amazing to see the fan base………little kids with their parents, and older “kids” with their parents in wheelchairs and on walkers and canes. It was a wonderful evening I will never forget. Seeing him in concert was on my bucket list.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.March 17, 2011 - 11:43 am

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, Becca! Ey, me Irish is coming through today!! Erin go braugh!! I like to listen to celtic music in March and some around the holidays. I love all music, growing up I played piano , saxophone and guitar, so I am partial to all the classics as well as rock n roll, Christian music, some country since my daddy loved it so, I also love pop, techno and many many others. Both my kids were in choir and i love to hear singing groups as well, and bell choirs too. I love and appreciate all forms of music, even primal, tribal drums!! I think most of all I love bird song which is becoming more prevalent now that spring is approaching!! ~Gin~ReplyCancel

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  • Betty GoodsonMarch 17, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours. Have a wonderful day and keep that song, any song, in your heart.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahMarch 17, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    It’s my cats birthday today! Seven is 14 years old and going strong!
    Your blog is wonderful, thanks so much for everything you do every day!
    My favourite music is the Eagles, guess you can tell how old I am!ReplyCancel

  • DeborahMarch 17, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    It’s my cat’s birthday today, happy birthday Seven! She is 14 and going strong! My favourite music is the Eagles so I guess you can tell how old I am. Thanks so much for your wonderful site, it is a nice start to any day!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie M.March 17, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    My favorite music? Whatever is playing at the time! LOL Actually when I need to regenerate or meditate I love Enya, Celtic Women or any celt music. Very appropo for St Patty’s Day.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie MMarch 17, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    My favorite music, whatever is playing on the radio! LOL Actually my favorite is Enya, Celtic Women or any celtic music. Very fitting for today, Happy St Patrick’s Day!ReplyCancel

  • paper canuckMarch 17, 2011 - 5:49 pm

    top o’ the morning to you ( and the rest to me!) I can’t go more than a day or 2 without checking out your blog. I’m hooked! As far as music goes, I listen to anything from the oldies to classical through some indies ( yea Arcade Fire!) and even a little country. May the road always rise to meet you Miss Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ClarkMarch 17, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Your bows are just beautiful! I think I will watch your tutorial a couple more times before attempting that myself. I do appreciate your tutorials.
    I love to listen to Contemporary Instrumental music. I so love to listen to sounds with music like Loons, or water washing against the sea shore. I usually listen to that music when I am at work. My co-workers refer to my music as elevator music. Thanks for asking about things we like.
    Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 17, 2011 - 9:25 pm

    I just love your cards & also your tutorals. My favorite music is Christmas music.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen RitchieMarch 17, 2011 - 9:28 pm

    Greetings Great One…
    That is my name for you. I absolutely love everything you create. One of the best things of most of my days is checking out your blog. You are an inspiration, a teacher, a mentor, a gem!!!
    My favorite music is the sound of children laughing. But if you are refering to the sheet music type of music, I love anything I can sing along to. I don’t like the kind that makes your eardrums bleed, or that you cannot understand what they are saying. I mostly like the music that glorifies our Lord. Have a wonderful day, full of your favorite music!!!! LOL KathleenReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 17, 2011 - 11:50 pm

    Top of the mornin’ to you! Country is my favorite, but I like rock ‘n roll from the 50’s – 60’s.ReplyCancel

  • JO WITNEYMarch 18, 2011 - 10:24 am

    YUMMY! Love the color combos, the whole look which leads to the focal point & the most important message mankind ever receive. Amen.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene CastorMarch 18, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Very elegant…you always seem to out do yourself! Thanks for all you do for the world of stamping.
    PS I made a peg bow “tier” and love it!!ReplyCancel

  • paulaApril 7, 2011 - 12:56 am

    Hi Becca

    I’ve not been around recently to comment – so this one is coming pretty late – but just wanted to say that I’ve saved all my emails from you (subscription emails) so that I could still keep up with you.

    I’m loving the bow tutorial, and can’t believe how busy you have been – I’ve not read all the later posts yet, but I’ve missed all the chances for candy, but then again, its not what I come here for, so will still be reading even though all those dates are now about 3 weeks ago!!

    I hope you are well, take good care of yourself,

    Paula, Derbyshire, UK. x x xReplyCancel