“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Good morning sweet friends. I can’t tell you how sad I was to learn of the passing of Maya Angelou yesterday. A woman of such confidence and grace, she touched my heart with the example she set. I admired her greatly because she was so comfortable being herself and her soul overflowed with the type of true and uncanny wisdom that poured out elders that I’ve respected in my lifetime. Her vernacular was that of a generation past and as a gatherer and lover of quotes, I wept because I’m so grateful to have been so inspired. She was a treasure and will be missed.
Today I’m sharing a friendship card. It’s pretty simple and uses a wonderful new background from JustRite Papercraft called Fleur Twist and the sentiment is from the True Friends Vintage Labels Four set. I topped it with Spellbinders Labels Thirty Seven (turned upside down) and created filigree within the shape using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One. The labels shape is embellished with Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and the bottom left hand corner is embellished with the tag from Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence. I finished off with hand dyed ribbon using the same ink color I stamped with.
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED|
|Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft – Fleur Twist, True Friends Vintage Labels Four
Craft Paper: Coredinations, Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80 lb,
Ink: Amuse Studio – Sicilian Blue, Eucalyptus
Accessories: Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Seven, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, Standard Circles SM, The Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Button, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Thanks for stopping by friends, I’ll see you soon!
This news has reached so many people, and made us think of this Glorious Lady !
She inspired and moved so many with her words!
God Bless Her!
A beautiful monument to her with your card Becca!
This is a gorgeous work of art Becca- I like the quote you posted from Maya Angelou-and the one you used on your card today is fabulous
Yes, your Maya Angelou quote is precious. Love your card today.
Perfect card Becca! I know it is a loss to loose someone who can so beautifully use the English language to speak to others hearts! Maya Angelou will be missed! Your cards sentiment is wonderful! I wonder if there isn’t a “Friendship ‘bug'” going around? LOL I just did a Friendship card too! I’ve seen others doing the same type of card lately….!!! ;) I wonder, is there a “Friendship Month?” We should start one if there isn’t! ;)
Gorgeous card, your colours are amazing and you always find a new way of changing the shape of a die! You really inspire me to look at my dies in a different way and alter them.
Gracious and Loving Woman-she has left behind beautiful words–something that you also do Becca with your wonderful cards. Thank you for all you share and for your friendship that touches so many.
Good afternoon Becca,
It’s 5.18 p.m. in UK. I was so sad to hear of Maya’s passing yesterday. She was a remarkable woman and an inspiration. You have posted a lovely, calming and peaceful card. Thank you.
Maya Angelou R.I.P. XX
I love everything that you have posted today. God bless.
Beautifully done Becca…great design! Love Maya’s quote – such an inspiring lady….just like you! TFS your creativity Becca!
Hi Becca super card where do you get your ideas from,this is so clever hugs linda
Beautiful, I love how you combine your dies!
Just lovely Becca ,i love the little tabs on the side and the quote ,just lovely
Elaine H X
Becca, I appreciated your reflections on the contributions of Maya Angelou. She was such an amazing person, and an inspiration to countless people. Thank you for sharing a tribute to her.
Also, thank you for posting another gorgeous card. You are also a great inspiration to countless people. Your art and loving spirit touch all who visit your blog.
Oh Becca this card is sooooo beautiful and I really love the softness of it and the pale blue color gives me such a warm feeling. So sooo gorgeous work here as always hun.
Hope you´ll have a wonderful week-end ahead now.
Hi Becca, A truly beautiful card, lovely colours, gorgeous die cuts and the new background stamp is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Love the blues!
Maya Angelou’s passing – such a loss. I shall think of this beautiful card as a tribute to her :o)
Anne (UK) x
I echo your sentiments, she was one in a million, and made an imprint on the world. Your card is as beautiful as she was as a person.
Maya Angelou was a truly insightful and intelligent lady! Just watching Oprah and it’s all about Maya and her life today. So interesting! Love your card and it is a great tribute.
Beautiful tribute to Maya Angelou! She was a beautiful lady and had such words of wisdom!!
Lovely card, as always!
Like you, I will miss Maya Angelou. She was an inspiration to all who heard her speak or met her. I cried also.. She was one of a rare breed who inspired everyone.
And another beautiful card of course.
Love this card, the colors the saying everything about it. I was sadden too by her passing, she said so many wise things and was a very smart lady. She had beauty inside and out!! She will be greatly missed, she can not be replaced.
Absolutely stunning, Becca! And yes, the world has lost a beautiful soul.
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card.
Another one of my Feekan Favs! Beautiful!
Another beautiful card …maybe someone should make stamps out of Maya’s lovely quotes?
Thank you for sharing.
Yes we were blessed to hear and read the words of Maya Angelou, even here in Australia. Very sad to hear of her passing. One can only be inspired by her, and praise the Lord she will continue to bring joy to others with her books and wonderful memories.
Hugs Lorraine FDU
She also wrote, “Be a rainbow in some else’s cloud.” Becca, your daily words of inspiration arena rainbow.
Great card – love that multi tone bow!
Good morning Becca WOW what a stunning card Ilove everything about this one. I you you dont mind I a make one like this as I just love it so much. And the colours are besutiful. Take care xx
Good morning Becca,
What a lovely card with such an accurate saying on its front. It is normally when times are bad that you find out who your true friends are. Some you don’t see for long enough and it is as if it were yesterday that you last met and take up from. Thank you for bringing such a beautiful piece of truth back to our minds.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)
I too, think the world has lost a great woman in the passing of Maya. (that quote is available as a stamp at Clarity Stamp.co.uk). Love today’s card, as usual your bow sets it off beautifully.
Hello again Becca. Thank you for sharing another beautiful card with us…..and for sharing your heart with us as well. Sending you hugs and prayers ….just because I love you :-*
Good morning Ms Becca like always just beautiful work. The quote is just so true.
Loving the use of all the different dies together, love these colors!
What a beautiful card! I love the sentiment and that bow is luscious! I, too was sorry to hear about her passing! Such an inspirational woman!!
Gorgeous card Becca, another stunner. Sadly here in the UK I had not heard of Maya Angelou although her death was announced on the news here. She sounded very inspiring.
R.I. P Maya Angelou, a truly inspirational woman We will always remember her.
Gorgeous card, I love the blue, it is an unusual shade : ) Take care.
Stunning Becca, Maya was an inspiration to us all as you are. Such a sad loss.
Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx
WOW – what a stunning card. A real piece of art.
I am always enamored with your cards and wish I had all your resources, your creative eye and the ability to put them together. What I would like to see you do is something out of the box, out of your comfort zone, something I might be able to emulate with my limited resources. I always look forward to your email and try to make cards with yours as an example. Can’t wait to see if you take my request.
I really love some of the simpler cards you are making. When you use lots of dies on a card I fall in love with and want to make it can get really expensive.
Please continue to do some simple cards without tons on product needed.
I love all your work. You are so gifted as a designer.
I too was sadden to learn of the death of Maya Angelou. She was an inspiration to so many people. She proved that having a troubled childhood does not have to follow you for the rest of your life. She rose above every thing that life had thrown at her with pride and dignity. She never let anyone or anything stop her she just found different ways to overcome the situation. Her quotes were so apt and meanful and provoked deep thought. She was not frightened or ashamed by her past and what people thought about her. I thank God for giving us Maya and the gift she had for touching and enriching our lives.
Loved the card. Perhaps you could design could have a set of stamps with meanful quotes in honour of Maya