When I Am With You

Hi there sweet friends, bless you on this fine Sunday!!   My young man turned 21 today, so the girls and I am taking him out to dinner.  These are the best days, spent with family – I am so blessed!  After we finished our other to do’s today, my daughter and I scrounged through what I had for K-Cups for the Keurig she got me at Christmas and we sipped Chai Latte on this surprisingly chilly day in the south.  I hope all my friends weathered the storms of yesterday with no problem.  Anyways, on to my card – this is a new stamp I just got from Quietfire Design called I Love You Not Only For What You Are.  I think it would make a lovely anniversary card.  Even though I haven’t spent a lot of time scrapbooking lately, I can see this making its way into a memory album that I have no idea when I’ll make but it seems to be on my heart. 

I used Spellbinders Elegant Posts as the focal point – I love the ornateness of this die template!!  You’re probably wondering why I’ve not used this yet.  I have just added it to my collection and get ready, because you will see it a lot this week.   I spent some time playing around with it and have a number of cards in progress.  You know, you’ve got to strike while it’s hot – well that’s me and designing — until I’m off on the next idea.  What a magical border with the Fleur de Lis Doily Accents – I promise you, I’m trying not to wear it out but it is classic, classic, classic.

Stamps: Quietfire Design – I Love You Not Only For What You Are
Paper:  Strathmore Acrylic, Bazzill
Ink: Blue Dye Based Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Elegant Posts, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Doily Accents, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, seam binding, pearls

So many people ask how I mail my cards, so I couldn’t help but be a little bit devious and take a picture of the card in it’s envelope.  That’s really how I send them out!  Granted, this one doesn’t have a big bow, but if it did, it still goes in the envelope. This is a standard #10 envelope – roughly 4.25″ tall and 9.50″ wide . . . my card is 4″ tall and 9.25″ wide. 

That’s all for me today.  It’s lovely that many of you have weighed in on this weeks poll already!!  I would never have guessed the outcome but I guess that’s what makes it all so fun.  I’m working diligently in the background to fill in some of the places where it says “Coming Soon”.  Little by little, I’ll get there.  Changes are always happening, so be sure to peek around.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for spending a moment with me!!

  • Francie (Montreal)March 6, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Charming, pure and simple. Love the sentiment and the stunning black and white presentation. You continue to amaze. And a big thank you for introducing me to Quietfire Design. They have beautiful stuff. And lastly, I do enjoy all your Amazing Quotes. They give me wonderful pause for thought.

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)March 6, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    Ohhh, yes, those elegant posts are sooo sweet!!!ReplyCancel

  • GinnyMarch 6, 2011 - 7:44 pm

    Thank you so much for showing the envelope, too. It’s beautiful in its own right and I always wondered how you sent your cards. Your blog is a wonderful gift that you send right to my inbox. Thanks for sharing your inspiring creations with me.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RomaniMarch 6, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Wow! I love how you think “outside the box.” I’m waiting for my posts to arrive and when I do, I will have to give this style a try!ReplyCancel

  • JalineMarch 6, 2011 - 7:45 pm

    Another piece of art. Lovely as always. Thank you the link to Quiet Fire. Looking forward to your next creation.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.March 6, 2011 - 7:50 pm

    Hi Becca, Lovely card.As usual. How DO you come up with all these fantastic designs???It’s wonderful that your family could be surrounding you as you celebrate such a big milestone birthday. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Lori EllMarch 6, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    Love loveReplyCancel

  • Mary H.March 6, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    Hi Becca, another lovely card, as usual. How DO you come up with all these fantastic designs? Did you cover the envelope, or make it from PP?
    How wonderful that your family could be with you for such a big milestone birthday. Happy Birthday to the birthday fella, and Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Donna BMarch 6, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Becca I just love your card. I love the black and white, stunning.
    thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  • Sabine EdelmannMarch 6, 2011 - 7:56 pm

    Love what you did with this Spellbinder elegant posts die! This is an amazing card. Thanks Becca for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 6, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    So elegant!!! Congratulations on your son becoming a young man today. Another milestone in life! He is so lucky to have such a wonderful mom!! Enjoy your family!ReplyCancel

  • CarolMarch 6, 2011 - 8:00 pm

    Becca, Not only do I love the card, but also the great envelope! I love making envelopes as well as cards….completes the thought! Great going! CarolReplyCancel

  • LisaMarch 6, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Becca, I have only been aware of y our blog for about two weeks, but I have to tell you, I find it to be very inspirational. I love the way you think out of the box to combine different dies, etc. I am currently job hunting, so I have to be very careful with my $, but there are some Spellbinders dies just calling out to me, ha, ha. Love those 40% off coupons! Where in the South do you live? I’m originally from Ohio, but I lived in Atlanta, GA for 13 years. I currently lilve in Arizona. Thank you for being so faithful to your blog, I look forward to seeing what you come up with every single day!


  • Marcie SmithMarch 6, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    This is a beautiful card and would be equally lovely incorporated in a LO.

  • Amanda HMarch 6, 2011 - 8:20 pm

    I am and always will be a true fan of your cards, Becca!! Thank you so much for your wonderful wonderful inspiration! :)ReplyCancel

  • Naomi ArmentaMarch 6, 2011 - 8:21 pm

    I love this card Becca! Absolutely beautiful and ornate! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • DawnMarch 6, 2011 - 8:28 pm

    Beautiful card!
    My “baby” and only daughter Amy, turned 22 years old today!
    She has big brothers, 34 and 31 yrs old.
    Thank you again for blessing us with your gifts!
    Hugs, Dawn

  • Judie RymanMarch 6, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    Seeing your cards, Becca, makes me feel really sorry for those who have to receive “store bought” cards… So much of your heart goes with the card along with your awesome artistic talent.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanMarch 6, 2011 - 8:39 pm

    Beautiful – awesome, thank you for sharing… also thanks for introducing me to another of stamps… your an inspirationReplyCancel

  • sandi ackermanMarch 6, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    The verse is so neat. Also fun to see a different style cut card. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • kathy sMarch 6, 2011 - 8:53 pm

    This is such a universal sentiment – love it and your card.
    Happy Birthday to your son and hope you all had a great time together.ReplyCancel

  • BernieMarch 6, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    Another amazing card! So elegant! I love black and white cards, it’s my favorite color combo. We don’t see it very often but I do love the long narrow card. Your envelop is as stunning as your card. I need to practice making envelops I’m not very good at it.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 6, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    What a SMART looking card!!!!! VERY ATTRACTIVE!!!! AND I can see it would be nice for a fellow!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • paulaMarch 6, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    O M G – Becca – this is absolutely stunning – I’m still waiting for things like this to hit the UK… i’m sure if I look hard enough, someone will have some stuff – but this card – it truly is my new favourite!!!

    Lots of hugs, and congratulations to your son on his 21st.

    My son is 18 on Friday which is the same day I will be 40. A true day of celebration….

    Paula, Derbyshire, UK. x x xReplyCancel

  • Mrs. HamMarch 6, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    what a lovely card. I orginally didn’t want the Elegant Post dies, but now I do.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 6, 2011 - 9:13 pm

    I love what you do with the Nesties, and black and white always looks so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 6, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    Hi Becca!!! I see my comment FINALLY went through!!! Having computer issues on this end!!! I’ve REALLY MISSED leaving you any comments!!! ALL your work has been/ IS WONDERFUL!!!!! Just wanted you to know, eventhough I haven’t left a comment for awhile I HAVE been OBSERVING!!!! ( Last computer crashed & the new one is, “NEW!!!! ” :) I’m just NOT computer savy is all!!! :) )ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 6, 2011 - 9:19 pm

    I love what you do with the Nesties, you come up with some great ways to use all the different shapes, black and white always looks so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Mary CMarch 6, 2011 - 9:23 pm

    Becca, love your work and todays sentiment is perfect. Looks like I will need to do some shopping.

  • Chrissy SMarch 6, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    As usual a beautiful card Becca, so many things that you could use the stamp for. Shopping is on the cards!! Although not too much, i’m trying to organise my work room and need to use up some of the stuff i have but
    still have not used.

    thanks for sharing all your talents.

    Chrissy xReplyCancel

  • Linda EMarch 6, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    Love the card, Becca! The navy and white is so striking and the envelope is beautiful. Your friends and family must anxiously await the mail carrier’s arrival when they are expecting something from you!ReplyCancel

  • ValMarch 6, 2011 - 10:01 pm

    Good Evening Becca,

    Your card is lovely, I’m so attracted to black and white cards. You also gave me some wonderful ideas for some punches that I have. Your envelope was also stunning, something that I have not done but am thinking about.

    I entered your poll, I was hoping that you had a slot where we just say…I come to your blog because all of your cards are so beautiful, that is the one that I wanted to click on but it wasnt’ there so had to select something else. Your blog is always amazing and gives me so much inspiration.

    I’m so happy that you got to spend some time today with your son on his very special birthday!ReplyCancel

  • chrisMarch 6, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    Even your envelopes are pretty :)ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsMarch 6, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    Oh Becca!!!
    How beautiful and how classic!
    So happy to hear you spent the day with your children on your son’s 21 Birthday. I wish him all the very best in his adult years :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • TeresaMarch 6, 2011 - 10:53 pm

    Congrats on your son’s big day. We had a pretty chilly day in North Mississippi to day as well. I love the pure elegance of the blk and white. And the scroll work – the sentiment is one of my favorites. have a good wk.ReplyCancel

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  • Sue McWhorterMarch 6, 2011 - 11:16 pm

    It does fit in the envelope. I’m one of those who asked. Do the bows look okay after they’ve been in the envelope a few days. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMarch 6, 2011 - 11:19 pm

    This is so elegant Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Dianna N.March 6, 2011 - 11:32 pm

    Hi Becca!
    You always make me wish I could buy every single Spellbinder die that you use! I am so anxious for the dies that I’ve already purchased to to get here! Ughhhhhhhh, hurry, hurry! And now I want the Elegant Posts die—I’ll just have to start saving my pennies…

  • Brenda OsmanMarch 6, 2011 - 11:33 pm

    You constantly amaze me with your creativity. I check your blog everyday and always admire your creations. You have a wonderful gift!!!ReplyCancel

  • KellyMarch 6, 2011 - 11:45 pm

    This is beautiful! I will definitely have to buy that stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyMarch 6, 2011 - 11:55 pm

    Love your card! At first glance I thought it was black and white. On the second photo I see it is navy blue! You amaze me with your ability to use all those nesties and pull the different elements together! Lovely as always!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaMarch 7, 2011 - 12:20 am

    You must have started young to have a 21 year old!! Huge congrats on a milestone birthday :) They grow up waaaay too quickly, don’t they! LOVE the card too!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan NelMarch 7, 2011 - 1:09 am

    What a fantastic card,,, it just strike me,, you must have a zillion stamps cos everyday you have a new wording saying on your cards,,a m a z i n g!! the black n white is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Susan NelMarch 7, 2011 - 1:14 am

    oh my dont see my comment,where did it go,,,
    your card is fantastic,,, you must have a zillion stamps cos everyday you have another wording stamp on your cards,, just stunning this black n white.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy PMarch 7, 2011 - 1:50 am

    Another wonderful card. You come up with the most amazing designs and really get the most out of your spellbinder dies. I am sure many girls go out and buy the dies after seeing your cards. I love visiting to see what you are doing.ReplyCancel

  • PatMarch 7, 2011 - 3:33 am

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration Becca, as I dont have a link I don’t know if you will get this message, but I have sent it from my heart anyway. xx PatReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKMarch 7, 2011 - 4:05 am

    Simple but oh so very elegant Becca and such a gorgeous envelope to go with it. The sentiment is so beautiful too. Hope you had such a wonderful time with your lovely family.
    God bless you Becca for all you do.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • PhyllisMarch 7, 2011 - 4:22 am

    Becca, you are like a beacon in the night……..a virtual “light house” of inspiration and hope for those of us who lose our way on our own path of creativeness. Like so many seamen of old, we know where we want to go but, encounter unseen obsticles on the journey and become unsure of reaching our destination. Thank you so much for “saving” me more than once with your wonderful sharing of examples and directions.
    I see my little cards now beginning to line up and you are part of many of them my friend……and I thank you so much! God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Corine van der ZeeMarch 7, 2011 - 4:25 am

    Beautiful, elegant card. Love the sentiment.

    Hugs CorineReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.March 7, 2011 - 5:50 am

    Stunning and very elegant card. Have always liked that sentiment.
    Beautiful card.

  • HeatherMarch 7, 2011 - 6:33 am

    Another beauty Becca – so elegant. Looking forward to buying these dies when they are released this side of the pond. tfs

  • emilyMarch 7, 2011 - 6:38 am

    Your card and envelope are so beautiful! I love the black and white of the card and the blue and gold scrolled design paper of the envelope. As soon as you see that envelope you know what is inside is going to be special!
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • EileenMarch 7, 2011 - 6:56 am

    I love, love, love that card….the Nestie you have chosen is beautiful as is the envelope.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 7, 2011 - 7:18 am

    Very elegant Becca, I like the longer size card which I don’t see you use too often. I love those die-cut fancy posts. as always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyMarch 7, 2011 - 7:47 am

    Oh WOW Becca, just love your card and beautiful envelope! The Elegant Posts and Fleur de Lis accents make such gorgeous embellishments. Great saying/sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen GuilfoyleMarch 7, 2011 - 8:05 am

    WOW. My goodness… your card is STUNNINGLY gorgeous! I am so happy that I have stumbled upon your blog b/c someone posted it our Yahoo Group. Your creativity is boundless. For sure, I am becoming a Follower. Thank you so much for sharing your crafting with us all. :-)

  • KathyMarch 7, 2011 - 8:57 am

    I really like this card and I think the envelope really sets it off!ReplyCancel

  • SusiMarch 7, 2011 - 8:59 am

    Beautiful, elegant card – I love how you threaded the ribbon through the Fleur de Lis border!ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallMarch 7, 2011 - 9:18 am

    This is the most beuatiful card I have seen. So very simple yet elegant. I fear this is another one of your ideas I will be using. Thank you and bless you and your family

  • JeanMarch 7, 2011 - 9:22 am

    This card looks for formal (tuxedo) and so elegant with the black and white.Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and elegant creation. The sentiment is wonderful and I can see that on a nice anniversary card.ReplyCancel

  • CyndeMarch 7, 2011 - 10:43 am

    Love this card.! IT is so striking in the black and white. Totally awesome. It totally amazes me how you can put things together. You really twist and turn things on all your cards, with all the layers and colors you choose. It’s always exciting to come to your blog and see your gorgeous art. Thanks for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 7, 2011 - 11:01 am

    Oh Wow, just gorgeous, so lovely and elegant, I like the different style of card too!ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 7, 2011 - 11:51 am

    The epitome of elegance, Becca! Love it!

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S.March 7, 2011 - 12:42 pm

    I love the elegance of this card, the use of all the Spellbinder pieces and your choice of black & white.

    Thanks for sharing you wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • WendyMarch 7, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Super pretty Becca! Very classy, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • EMarch 8, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Becca-Just when I think your Cards cannot get any more beautiful-you come up with this Red and White Beauty-I have to say that this is one of my TOP favorites out of hundreds(maybe thousands) of cards that I have ever seen-everything about it is just PERFECT-thanks ! “HUGS”ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMarch 8, 2011 - 11:25 am

    This is gorgeous. You always come up with such creative ways to use those die cuts! I love what you did with those posts and with the ribbon lacing. And, your black & white stands out so beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • yogiMarch 10, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    moments with you are just so PLEASURABLE.

    I agree this is classic. Just beautifulReplyCancel