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Hey there friends . . . say, before I forget, I have a Blog Candy Encore going on and you can enter every day til Friday at noon by going HERE to leave a comment.  Psst . . . be sure to read the post so you know what I”m looking for in your comment.

Now, on to todays card.   Oh how I love Victorian Houses.  Michelle at Stampers Dream sent me this special one and it was a pure delight to color it up.  Of course before delving into it I looked at pictures online and got carried away for hours sifting through pictures of restored victorian houses, what a piece of nostalgia and history.  This one is from Impression-Obsession is called Victorian House and I swear anyone can color this because the shading is already done for you.  I love this artist!

When I saw this stamp I thought it would make a perfect welcome home card (or house warming, or welcome to the neighborhood).  Mine has a special side pocket and when you pull the tab, out comes a tag that says Welcome Home.

Now this is a large card at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and I was tickled that I already have envelopes to work with that size card.  For those who also ask what copic colors I used, I have them listed below.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampers Dream using Impression-Obsession – Victorian House
Paper:  Bazzill, CTMH
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Martha Steward Photo Corners Punch, EK Success Scroll Punch, Ribbon, Buttons, Making Memories Rub On Letters

Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Stephanie HesterFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:22 am

    Beautiful!!! BTW – where did you get your Copic color circles at? That is too cool! I just love your work Becca, it is always so inspiring!Hugs, StephanieReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:35 am

    WOW! Becca! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • SheriFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:36 am

    Love that house! Let me see, another one that made me cry – how about The Notebook? Great movie but even a better book. The movie still made me cry though.ReplyCancel

  • BevFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:37 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. The colors and layout are perfection. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Robin BurkhalterFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:37 am

    What a beautiful card! And I love the special little tag. Can’t wait to see more.ReplyCancel

  • Linda DekkerFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Ohhhh what a beautiful card, i love it so much.
    Hugs LindaReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Incredible Becca, what a beautiful card! Love the way you’ve presented the Copic colors!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Oh my this is awesome and I just got that stamp and was wondering how to use it. I’m probably going to try and CASE this. Thanks for the idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary W.February 24, 2010 - 6:41 am

    Just saw “Dear John” based on Nicalus Sparks Book. Shed a tear or two!!! Love the card!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen from OntarioFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:48 am

    just lovely…..ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Pleckan (Joyful Stamper)February 24, 2010 - 6:55 am

    Oh, Becca, this card is just gorgeous!! Love the pull-out message, and the copic coloring is fab! Another tear-jerker for me is Dirty Dancing. Love when he comes back and says Nobody puts baby in a corner!ReplyCancel

  • DarlaFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:56 am

    Beautiful work on the card!!ReplyCancel

  • TeresaFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:58 am

    Another beautiful card. I Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JacksonFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:02 am

    Your cards are beautiful – I check your blog each day to see what you’ve done & I’m in total awe!
    Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Diane HovFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:02 am

    Beautiful house, wouldn’t it be fun to live in it?? Makes me itch to get outside and garden…we have 8″ of snow coming….ugh…this was a nice “pick-me-up”!!ReplyCancel

  • denise (peanutbee)February 24, 2010 - 7:09 am

    Wowwwww, love the layout and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:26 am

    Not a movie but was sobbing for the women’s figure skater from Canada whose mother passed away a few days ago.

    Another fantastic card and beautiful job. I’ll have to try my copics now.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy KnechtFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:31 am

    Beautiful card! The blue you chose for your card really pops the scene.ReplyCancel

  • LizetteFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:45 am

    WOW, you did an amazing job with this house. LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:46 am

    Oh Becca, I should have KNOWN you would do something spectacular with that image! Your coloring is simply perfect, and I love the little pocket with the message. Awesome job, my friend! Simply awesome! :)ReplyCancel

  • janeyFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:55 am

    Beautiful, Becca! The blue ribbon is just the ‘pop’ to finish the card.
    Showing my age now (65 on March 7th), “Ol’ Yeller” and “The Alamo” made me cry. I wouldn’t watch a ‘sad’ movie for a long time after “Ol’ Yeller”ReplyCancel

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  • GloriaFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:13 am

    This card is so beautiful Becca. Your artistic talent is so wonderful, I wish I just had a drop of it. This card reminds me of where I lived most of my life in San Francisco. Just love those Victorian Houses, they are so amazing to look at and the colors WOW!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

  • ColleenFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:14 am

    WOW another beauty of a card.
    Love the house imagine and colors used. Wouldn’t mind having that house for real.(well, a person can dream)
    I may not leave a comment each time but I don’t miss reading your blog everyday. Thank you for such inspiration.

  • TheresaFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:19 am

    Your card has such beauty and style. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:29 am

    Becca –

    I love that stamp and what you’ve done with it is amazing! I love this card, it is simply beautiful! I agree with you, I also love Victorian homes, there is just something warm and welcoming about them. Perhaps its all that gingerbread and fretwork on the facades. Like Fairy Tale houses!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • lisa808February 24, 2010 - 8:35 am

    Unbelieveably gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.February 24, 2010 - 8:35 am

    Oh my, this is simply gorgeous!! Love the image, love your coloring! tfsReplyCancel

  • mary anne harmonFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:40 am

    i love victorian houses as well. I lived in an old brick victorian for a while. They are beautiful just like your card. The colors you chose and wonderful and the background paper – it looks just like wallpaper. Great card.

    Mary AnneReplyCancel

  • RitaFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:41 am

    Becca, I was thrilled to see that you used our new CTMH paper and you did a beautiful job with it – just perfect with this stamp!

    Great work as always!


  • ChrisFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:48 am

    Terms of Endearment
    Love the card!ReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Beautiful work Becca! Victorian Homes are so inviting and learning the history of these homes is fascinating. It’s always a pleasure to visit here.ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:16 am

    Is there anything you can’t do, Becca? You are even a master at using Copics! Reminds me of days gone by, that I spent with my Grandma and the wonderful memories that I hold close to my heart.ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:17 am

    Fabulous coloring Becca! But we expect nothing less from you girl!!ReplyCancel

  • MarcieFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:19 am


    Your “Welcome Home” card is lovely. Love the colors and the stamp. I am just getting started with a collection of copic markers, and love that you have created a way to display the colors you used on your cards. How did you come up with that? Now back to your list of movies that make you cry, my favs are: Brian’s Song, Pay it Forward, and Marlee & Me ( the one that brings out the animal lover in me).
    I don’t care how many times I see these, or the fact that I laugh through most of the movie, when the sad part hits I blubber like a baby!!!!! Have a great day, and keep on creating.ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us all!ReplyCancel

  • RubyFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:37 am

    Oooh! tku for the colors, I always wonder how your stamped images look so lifelike. Hey, how about the movie, “Love Story”, boy I remember when I saw that in the theatre. As I was in line with my boyfriend, I saw so many people coming out with misty eyes and didn’t know why. Boy I hadn’t been warned about it beforehand and wasn’t ready for the tears!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry DFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Such a Lovely way to welcome someone home! I love that you’ve added the tag behind that gorgeous victorian house too.. clever girl you! OK, another fav of mine is “Terms of Endearment”.. I cannot watch this movie without a box of tissues by my side. I loved Jack and Shirley together and could imagine them as a ‘real life’ couple, they were great together! .. and who could forget Shirley running through the nurses station screaming “give my daughter the shot! I loved Jeff Daniels in dumb and dumber, but this was a more serious role and I thought he was great .. but the true star was Debra Winger, saying goodbye to her kids and the final moments when she looked her mom in the eyes and then passed OMG, I bawled like a baby! Very touching movie!~ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Thank you Becca this is a beautiful card. I love the side pocket. You are always adding something special to enjoy. I really like the house stamp. Houses are a favorite of mine. I even live in a centenial home.
    Would love to own this card. Beautiful…………………………..!!!

    Hugs, JudyReplyCancel

  • KristineFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:13 am

    WOW– your coloring is fabulous Becca!! LOVE your whoe card with that beautiful DP and your scrolly border punch *Ü* VERY ELEGANT and gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • EzminaFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Breathtaking!!! Love the coloring and side pocket.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Incredibly well done! The house is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • miluFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:47 am

    hey Becca!
    great job with the Copics
    Notebook and Legends of the Fall made me cry like crazy!!!

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Terrific coloring, great choice in papers and border punch!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:04 am

    What a great card! Love the image, the great coloring… the border punch… cute little tag. :o) I think Romeo & Juliet always makes me cry!ReplyCancel

  • Patty WFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Just not enough words to describe it’s gorgeousness !ReplyCancel

  • Janice C. in NYFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:26 am

    OMG! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley NFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Becca, your coloring is amazing. Your card is just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie AustFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    The Victorian card is one of the most beautiful cards that I have seen. Your work is fantastic. Love your blog and inspirations.ReplyCancel

  • SandyFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    This card makes me long for a cold glass of lemonade while sitting on the porch. Sun shining, birds singing and friends talking about their favorite subject…..stamping of courseReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Love the card. I’ve just started using Copics so was happy to find a card that uses them. Plus, my son is closing on his first house very soon.ReplyCancel

  • NandaFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I discovered your blog today and I am amazed by your creations! You make beautiful things! This card with the house, I just love it.


  • LouiseFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    Wow, this is different for you! But still as totally gorgeous as all your other creations. Love it! :)
    Louise xReplyCancel

  • KathyaFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Amazing work of art, Becca. I, too, would love to know where you got the Copic color circles. I use them, too and think that’s a neat way to share with others what colors you used! Beautiful house…nice work–as always!ReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NEFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    Hi Becca, Today’s card is soooo pretty. Love what you did with that image. You give me hope, as I ordered a stamp of an old Victorian house, but the surroundings are at Winter time. After I received the stamp, I was clueless as how to color/use it. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Woops, almost forgot, another tear-jerker movie for me was Ol’ Yeller. Can’t stand it when people are mean to animals. Hugs, Linda S. in NEReplyCancel

  • Anne MayFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Your work and all Your prosjects are so amazing:)
    Great housecard and lovely colors.ReplyCancel

  • CamilleFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Becca, your coloring is gorgeous! I am so inspired by your work! Your paper engineering, coloring, layouts, DPs, just everything and how you put it all together! Thanks for always sharing your talent and producing videos and instructions. CamiReplyCancel

  • LenoriaFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    This is my “dream house” (just a big dream, but hey, why not?). I visit your blog every day and stay amazed at all your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • DebilsFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    So beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.February 24, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Your artwork is always AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Mary HFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    absolutely stunning! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce HessenFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Hi Becca
    Your card is beautiful.
    My Granny had a house like that and we used to visit all the time.
    Brings back all those memories.
    Your colours are just perfect.
    Your work is just so perfect always.
    I just loooooove your Blog.
    Greetings from CT from Joyce.ReplyCancel

  • CherieFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    I wasn’t sure which post we were supposed to post to, so I will post here too! My favorite tear jerker was The Notebook. I sent the book to my sister after I read it! Thanks for all the inspiration you send our way with your magnificent creations!


  • MoniqueFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    WOW!! This is amazing…well done..I always wished for one of these houses with the wrap around deck!! Very Nice :)ReplyCancel

  • alsmouseFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Super card, love the colors, but I’m a sucker for a stunning Victorian.

    I always cry watching ‘Chocolat’. Watching Juliette Binoche help Dame Judy Dench celebrate her life & forthcoming death with a ‘Death by Chocolate’ garden party. What a way to go. What a sweet, moving love story on multiple levels. ~C8>ReplyCancel

  • Mary KyburzFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Love the scroll punch. So…any idea where I can find one? Is it an older punch that they don’t make anymore? I’m still trying to get the Easy Craft Holder and cartridges. Oh well….I really don’t need to spend more money. I should really just start using what I already have :) Love your work as usual…..

  • Donna PolleyFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    Great colors! Lovely card.

  • HeatherFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    That is a beautiful card. It must have taken you quite a while to color that. One of my daughters likes to color. I she does so well that I am thinking of getting her Copics so she can learn to use them for me.ReplyCancel

  • TeelaFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Gorgeous card. I love those old victorian homes.ReplyCancel

  • GailFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    o my..you never disappoint me when i come on your blog posts..beautifully done!!!

    man i’m such an oldie..lol..i cried watching the original “The Alamo”..
    loves yaReplyCancel

  • Linda BFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    My next tear-jerker is “The Cowboys” one of John Waynes’ best…. I love this movie.ReplyCancel

  • Diane LFebruary 24, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Such a stunning creation Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • NY debbieFebruary 24, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    Love victorian houses as well, and I must say, you did a wonderful job depicting it. Love the punch you used on the bottomReplyCancel

  • Leyla AndersonFebruary 24, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Hi Becca, luv the victorian house you never seem to amaze me with your talent. In regards to movies my all time favorite is the notebook such a beautiful love story.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce HarmsFebruary 24, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    Another movie that made me cry was an old movie…John Denver was in it and he sang “Sunshine on my shoulder…” Can’t remember if that was the name of the movie; anyway I must have used a whole box of Kleenex when the young lady died.

    I love the Victorian house; I would love to own and decorate the inside of a house like the one on your card.ReplyCancel

  • DebiFebruary 24, 2010 - 4:09 pm

    Simply stunning card! Saw The Departed last month and it made me laugh and cry.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsFebruary 24, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    I love this card – the detail of the wonderful house is so well matched to your paper selections, and the colors are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine MooreFebruary 24, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Oh Becca!!! I love the Victorian House – your card is amazing – and the way you list the Copics you used is perfect! You just can’t get much better than that hon!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraFebruary 24, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    The Victorian house is so pretty. Loved how you whole card has the nostalgic feelReplyCancel

  • Lynnor aka icensheba on SCSFebruary 24, 2010 - 5:20 pm

    Beautiful coloring on this awesome image!!! Love the card layout, too!!!ReplyCancel

  • L. BrownFebruary 24, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    This Victorian House is so pretty. The Passion of the Christ is another movie that made me cry–actually weep is a better way of putting it.ReplyCancel

  • MerileeFebruary 24, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    This is soooo beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    I love Victorian houses so warm and inviting. Lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • kathy sFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:35 pm

    You must have the most amazing-sorry for the pun – collection of craft things stamps included _am sooo jealous -love this card and that stamp is devine.great work.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.February 24, 2010 - 6:44 pm

    Your coloring on that neat house is great and I love the dp you used. Really pretty. tfsReplyCancel

  • Judee HaniganFebruary 24, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    WOW! What a superb card. I just love it – oh how I wish I could do something that looked as good as that. But I will keep trying.xoReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    SIGH!!!!! I love it.
    Fabulous coloring and shading.
    Your a girl after my own heart.
    I too LOVE old Victorian homes.
    I’m also loving that side pocket.

    Be well my friend,

  • luvglitztooFebruary 24, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    This card is one of your usual “Best Ever”. We are in the process of selling our house and I will be moving shortly (I hope). This might be a great card to send to indicate a new address. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to find a new house that looks as lovely as this house.ReplyCancel

  • Sally GasparriFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    I could never pick which card is your “Best Ever” as they are all so good. Thank you for the chance to win another prize, and in this regard a movie that made me cry was “Grapes of Wrath”.

    Thank you,

  • Mary Ann P.February 24, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    All your cards are so creative and absolutely beautiful. I love Victorian homes and this lovely card reminded me of a trip to Cape May, N. J., with all it’s gorgeous Victorian homes.
    Love Story and Somewhere in Time brought on the tears.ReplyCancel

  • debraFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Love the card and diagonal detail with the hidden tag is cool. I cried my eyes out when I saw “The Way We Were” at its premiere too many years ago at Graumann’s Chinese Theatre in LA, CA. Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand, heartbreaking!ReplyCancel

  • SallyFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Oh…my dream house on a card… Another one of those movies for me is Brians Song – its an oldie, but a goodie.ReplyCancel

  • BettyFebruary 24, 2010 - 10:53 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I saw “Old Yeller” when I was young and cannot bring myself to watch it again. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • SophiaFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:09 pm

    Wow! Now I “need” that stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:20 am

    Wonderful! I also liked “Fiddler On The Roof”….also, a question…how do you put a watermark on your photos??
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • emilyFebruary 25, 2010 - 4:43 am

    I would never have thought of putting the blue ribbon with those colours! You are such a great inspiration! Thanks!!! :o)ReplyCancel

  • chaydenFebruary 25, 2010 - 5:00 am

    Your work is truly AMAZING…
    Thanks for sharing with us…ReplyCancel

  • SallyFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:25 am

    what a lovely house, and a great card. TFSReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:30 am

    beautiful coloring and love the house. love the card too,

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 25, 2010 - 8:19 am

    Beautiful composition with a gorgeous house. Imagine having to keep that house clean. LOL!!! Nice coloring job too Becca. You are just amazing. TFS!!! It’s always my pleasure coming here each day. :-DReplyCancel

  • Sally GasparriFebruary 25, 2010 - 9:29 am

    What a great card. I love your work. Thanks for the opportunity to enter another contest. Diary of Anne Frank is a movie that made me cry a lot.


  • PaulaFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    The colours and the DPs on this card are excuisite and the image is lovely – i’ve never seen this before and so appropriate for many occassions.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

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  • ShereeFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    day 4 of blog candy~~~ a touching movie that will bring a tear to the eye with its beautiful songs and magical story is Lion King. It is a story of loss and courage and family. It may not be a 1 box tissue movie but its message of love brought tears to my eyes.
    I look forward to your blogs Becca as they inspire me to be the best I can be in my scrapbooking and cardmaking. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    I love your coloring on the Victorian House and of course your choice of papers which are always coordinating. That is one of my biggest challenges.
    Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • linda littleFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    Your card is breathtaking you are an inspiration lindaReplyCancel

  • MissGFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:29 pm


    That’s a beautiful Welcome home card and I must say when I first saw that scroll punch all I could say was OMG (in 2009). I went out and found it and this new card leaves me with same expression OMG,


  • HeatherFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:16 am

    Gorgeous card Becca. The colouring is superb and the ‘hidden tag’ is a brilliant idea (I might copy that on my son’s card in May!!).

  • Lori CraigFebruary 26, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • cygaMarch 6, 2010 - 12:37 am

    Your blog is wonderfull place. Yesterday I so all your art works, they are gorgeous. Your colouring is so amazing, and you have so many idea for cards and for spellbinders products. I’m starting my experience with spellbinders, and colouring, and your blog is very inspiring. We have in Poland some shops with spellbinders products, but they are more expensive than in USA and the range is so small. I will visit your blog regularly, to admire your art works and for inspiration.ReplyCancel