We Must Be Willing

Happy Memorial Day.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to salute those who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy every day.   As the wife, sister and daughter and daughter-in-law of veterans, I have such respect for those who bravely step forward to defend our liberties.  An everlasting thanks to those who sacrificed so much. 

I have a card to share today with one of my most favorite quotes.  Perhaps you remember me using the quote HERE?  Well courtesy of Quietfire Design, Suzanne penned the quote and committed it to rubber!!  Oh the wisdom of words, just in thinking about this quote there are so many occasions it will fit.   For me, this is such a breath of optimism . . . it says let go and just be you!

This is a clean and simple card for me.  I used a MS punch that needed some fudging to make the layers work.  If you’re curious what I mean about fudging, I have a tutorial HERE.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Quietfire Design – We Must Be Willing to Let Go
Paper:  NRN, White cardstock
Ink:  Distress Ink – Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Modern Garland Corner and Border Punch, Silk Ribbon, Pearls, Heart Pin

Take care friends!

  • ShirleyMay 31, 2010 - 10:13 am

    Absolutely stunning card and I love this quote too.ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 31, 2010 - 10:15 am

    (that’s me with my jaw dropped!)
    I really, really like it…

    ps. i was never first :)ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 31, 2010 - 10:15 am

    i was too slow…ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanMay 31, 2010 - 10:17 am

    loved the card, so beautiful, I have my eye on that MS punch. so this is another incentive to purchase, have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • emilyMay 31, 2010 - 10:28 am

    Your card is so beautiful Becca!!! I love the layered filigree under the quote…MS should have you on her design team!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Heather xMay 31, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Stunning card Becca, love the effects that you show us with the ms punches, I have almost saved up for my first one and can’t wait to play :0)
    *hugs* Heather xReplyCancel

  • Marge R.May 31, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Amazing (I’ve truly run out of adjectives to use for your cards, Becca — sorry! ;-0) Sigh, looks like another MS punch I cannot live without — thank goodness for Michaels’ coupons! This is just so awesome & I love how your BG paper pattern perfectly mimics that punch. What an eye for design you truly have!!!ReplyCancel

  • PamMay 31, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Great quote. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Patsy BehrendtMay 31, 2010 - 10:42 am

    I sound like a broken record (do they still make records??) but this is just another beautiful creation from Becca. God blessed you doubly with a creative gene!! Thanks for sharing with us “creatively challenged” readers and have a wonderful Memorial Day!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly CameronMay 31, 2010 - 10:43 am

    WOW so pretty and what a great quote!!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanMay 31, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Another stunner Becca and a beautiful quote,

    what can I say without sounding like an echo…your beautiful creations never cease to amaze me,

    thanks and best wishes


  • Lisa SturgillMay 31, 2010 - 10:50 am

    I love the card Becca, it is so beautiful, and your post is very sweet. I am a former civilian army nurse, so I have many friends who are serving and deployed right now in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have a Son who is an Airman in the AF, currently stationed in WY. Please whoever reads this post, say prayers for our soldiers who are overseas.

    Thank you and God Bless!

    Lisa : )ReplyCancel

  • JenMay 31, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Another amazing creation, Becca. So impeccably executed in your amazing style.
    Thank you for sharing!

    Oh, and yes, the quote is wonderful. I often need reminding of the fact that I need to let go and let God. :)ReplyCancel

  • marianne adamMay 31, 2010 - 10:57 am

    I agree I sound like a broken record! Another stunner!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonMay 31, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Halleujah and amen! Our grandson just returned from Iraq and we are sooooo grateful to have him home. I wish they all would have made it home. So many lives sacrificed for the rest of us makes me humble indeed. We pray for all of them and their families.ReplyCancel

  • teelaMay 31, 2010 - 11:18 am

    Love the quote and you’ve made a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Pat MarshMay 31, 2010 - 11:22 am

    You are a creative genius! Beautiful card – everything goes together!!
    God Bless America!!! Happy memorial Day!!!! TFSReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 31, 2010 - 11:26 am

    This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! And the verse is SO VERY TRUE!!! Many times we have things all planned out for our lives and we have it ALL WRONG! BUT GOD, has it planned out perfectly! Better than we could have EVER hoped!!!!! God IS GOOD!!!! Our troops do sacrifice SO MUCH! God DOES hold them in His hands! Sometimes we forget WHY we are such a Blessed Nation; it is because we hold dear those things that God holds dear, FREEDOM!!!! (Of course, there are other things too. :) ) God Bless Our Troops!!! AND God Bless Our Nation!!!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdMay 31, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Beautiful verse and tribute to those those who have given so much both in the past, currently and will honorably serve in the future to keep us free. Thank you so much for this gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy D.May 31, 2010 - 11:33 am

    This card has touched me so that I’m tearing up. Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanMay 31, 2010 - 11:35 am

    I really needed to hear that phrase today! Thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • BonnieMay 31, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca!!.
    Thanks for sharing again.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.May 31, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    WOW! Stunning card and I also love the quote.

  • Amanda de JongeMay 31, 2010 - 12:26 pm

    What a lovely and true quote! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica S.May 31, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Becca, this may be a clean and simple card but it is also a gorgeous card. You did a beautiful job on this card. I love how you layered the punched frames and I love the quote. You just do such beautiful work. I love your creative style.ReplyCancel

  • CindieMay 31, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    Just Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMay 31, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Your card is beautiful Becca. I love the quote it is so true. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Susan NelMay 31, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Fantastic card,, such a great project.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 31, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Gorgeous card and I love this quote.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EMay 31, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    The sentiment and the card are both beautiful, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferMay 31, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Beautiful, as always.

    What measurements did you use to “fudge” the pieces? I went back and reviewed the video, but these clearly aren’t 3 1/4″ and 2 3/4 (+ a hair) squares.ReplyCancel

  • MarcieMay 31, 2010 - 2:04 pm


    This card and your blog brought tears to my eyes & appreciation for the wonderful words you have for our brave soldiers. Everyone has opinions about whether we should or should not have a strong military prescence until something like 911 happens. They forget that our military is constantly protecting our freedom which allows us to go about our everyday lives as if nothing is wrong even though we are at war. I worked for 36 years as a civilian for both the Army and Navy. I repaired and calibrated aircraft instruments so that our fly boys could always be up there doing what they do best, watching our backs. I truly appreciate all that our armed forces do for us and I am so happy to hear that others feel the same way. Unfortunately to many take it for granted and believe me they shouldn’t.. God Bless Our Military.
    Beautiful Card Becca.

  • JudyMay 31, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    This Quote is so true. Beautiful card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Betty HMay 31, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Beautiful Quote—-Just thinking about it will cause quite a few different emotions.ReplyCancel

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  • Linda DuensingMay 31, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Lovely card and great quote. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonMay 31, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    This is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieMay 31, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Another gorgeous card, Becca. You never cease to amaze!ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissMay 31, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    Beautiful card…beautiful message, Becca. May God bless all of our loved ones who are continuing to serve unselfishly, so that we may have the freedoms we enjoy every single day. And our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones, who gave of themselves in a way that may of us will never know.ReplyCancel

  • kathy sMay 31, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    what a beautiful quote and LOVE the card- thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Margaret PeltierMay 31, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    A Stunning card and a beautiful sentiment!!ReplyCancel

  • Michel EJune 1, 2010 - 8:16 am

    Absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsJune 3, 2010 - 11:05 am

    love the layering and the new rubber from suzanne. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 4, 2010 - 10:00 am

    so pretty, love the lattice feel to itReplyCancel