30 Days of Giving – Saving the Written Word One Card At A Time

Saving The Written Word One Card At A Time
Hi there friends.   Today I want to talk to you about something close to my heart and that is saving sweet thoughtful customs like the art of the written word.  It’s truly an art that’s waning before our eyes.  With the advent of texts and email and all the good technology breakthroughs that we love – overnight it seems that no one writes any more.  Communication is so very instant.  As a papercrafter, I’m proud to know that I’m doing my part to keep this traditional alive.  I want the details of my craft, my handwriting and the care I take to make a handmade gift or card to linger long into the future.  With any luck, a handmade card with my writing will make it into a legacy box.  As my grandchildren (to be) gaze over my handiwork, there’s a part of me there – the meticulousness that surrounds my writing, the care I take to compose colors and themes, the final card or gift with my thoughts.   I believe this kind of giving is a ‘healer’ – I’m always astounded by the joy that people show when receiving handmade.   Let’s spend the month talking about it.

30 Days of Giving – For the entire month of July I’m giving away one of my handmade cards. Every day.  When we get to the 31st day, I’ll have something else to give to cap off the month.  

The Big Picture
 It’s my way of saying thanks and promoting this cause!  You are eligible to win the card that’s posted if you leave a comment on that post and if your name is picked as the winner when I use a random selector.  You can leave a comment every day if you like!  You can win as many times as luck is gracious to you.  Simply check to see if your name has been posted on my new ‘Giveaways” page and then let me know how to get the card to you by pressing the contact tab and leaving your name and address.  I’ll ship it anywhere in the world.  It yours to do with whatever you like – keep or give away!  I’ll post the winners on my Giveaway Page but the cards will go out once a week (to keep me from having to go to the post office every day).

Here’s What You Do
Pop into Amazing Paper Grace, the most current post and see the card being given away for the day.
Read the post to find out what we’re talking about and put in your two cents.   You must comment on the post that shows the card you want to be eligible to win the card.
Check back every day and look at Giveaway page to see if your name is there.
If your name is there, press “Contact” tab and leave me your address – I’ll ship anywhere in the world.
Do a happy dance when you get your card – write in it or send it on.

On some days I may be showing more than two cards, I’ll be sure to point out which card is up for grabs.  Today the card that is up for grabs is above. When you comment, please tell me the dearest piece of legacy you’ve held on to that you love.

It’s an oldie but goodie and some of my new readers will be seeing this for the first time – here’s what went into it:


Stamps: Justrite PapercraftsGrand Birthday Sentiments
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, EK Success Putty
Ink: Amuse Studio –  French Roast
Accessories Spellbinders Antique Frames and AccentsSpellbinders Labels SixteenSpellbinders Gold Squares OneSpellbinders Labels Thirty TwoSpellbinders Garden LatticeRecollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Mulberry Flowers

post-header-bottomSo happy to be underway with the 30 Days of Giving, this has been in the plans for a long time!  Stay tuned!


  • Lea Ann H.July 1, 2015 - 4:01 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I have held onto a name plate my grandfather made from old typeset keys. I never knew Grandpa Roy, as he passed when my mother was a young woman. Hearing the stories my mom told of her father working for the Great Northern Railroad, fabricating the parts to keep the engines running, adds life to this piece of metal with his name on it. I love those little things that help bring my ancestors to life for me and my children.ReplyCancel

    • JoAnn B.July 1, 2015 - 4:52 pm

      I am having trouble leaving a comment, so I checked the reply button. I hope this counts. I love your idea of leaving your gorgeous creations and handwritten notes as a legacy. I know my children and grandchildren love the cards I have made for them and also scrapbook layouts I have made for them. I have also taken lots of photograhs over the years and they enjoy looking at them, as do I.ReplyCancel

  • Linda WrightJuly 1, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    My grandmother’s Mother died in childbirth. She was shuttled around and never felt loved. My Mother was an only child. Her father died of pneumonia when she was young. My Mother took the brunt of my grandmother’s grief and anger. I have my mother’s wedding ring, a ring a fiancee gave her (he died in an auto accident shortly after), and my mother’s baby ring. I have them on a charm holder. I adore these few mementos of my lineage. My Dgt. lusts after these pieces of jewelry , but I tell her she’ll have to wait her turn.ReplyCancel

  • Diane MinerJuly 1, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    Thank you for all your beautiful work. I love to write and have even done some poetry writing but making cards really helps me to spread my caring nature. I will watch for you regularly Becca! You are amazing!(No pun intended) :-)ReplyCancel

  • Terri (terriavidreader) ScottJuly 1, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    Gorgeous card. As always! Your cards are something I try to do on occasion, but admit they are so detailed I don’t usually make cards like this. But I do love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah B.July 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Becca, the card is beautiful, but ALL of your creations are just fabulous. I too feel a legacy must be left for my grandchildren (6–ages 13, 10, 8,7,5 and 5)of the things I craft and hold dear to my heart…I have started a hand written journal for each one of them with thoughts of joy in my life, bible verses, quotes and love I have for them, plus I’ve made a card for each entry…some are 3×3 some are 6×6 with instructions to use as they please. This will be given to them when they graduate high school.

    Looking forward to seeing the other days ahead of your beautiful creations. :)ReplyCancel

  • Ava MariaJuly 1, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Hi Becca, I love the idea of blogging about and sharing “Saving the written word.” I look forward to your seeing your beautiful cards and reading your followers comments.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane SteinhagenJuly 1, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    A copy of Millet’s picture showing the workers stopping for prayers in the midst of their field work is important to me.
    I value it both for the image and the message behind it.

  • KathyJuly 1, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Bekka as always, your card is gorgeous! You’re bows are fabulous!

    As far as a legacy goes.. I do not have one special item, but I do keep my cards including holiday as well as birthday and from time to time i look at them.. they become extra special when the card im viewing came from someone who is now deceased. I have even considered hanging their last card to me back up each year to keep their memory alive.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 1, 2015 - 4:33 pm

    How do you continually come up with ways to amaze me?!! This is a gorgeous card!! I love the elegance of it.
    Also, thank you for a chance to win a piece of your artwork! Wow – so fabulous!!!
    As for my dearest piece of legacy, I’m not sure how to answer. Is it something handed down to me? If so, then it would be a photo of my mother at the time of her engagement. It is a treasure.
    If the piece of legacy is something I will hand down to others, it will be my hand made bobbin lace.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJuly 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    Becca, I so enjoy receiving your emails for the blog each day. I don’t say much too often, but you are so creative and I am thankful to see that creativity! It would be so nice to receive a card of yours in my mailbox. I would be over joyed! Thanks for this wonderful thing 30 days of giving!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJuly 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    I know you have said that this is an oldie but we don’t care as each and every one of your cards are stunningly pretty. It’s strange that through one American beautiful lady that is so talented I find another gem who makes beautiful cards that are not run of the mill. I found your fantastic blog because of the stunningly talented Sue Wilson and boy because of a lot of things I am glad the day I went onto her blog, as without her I might never have found another exceptionally talented lady. Thank you Becca for just giving us a chance to be the very proud owner of own of your treasures,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah. (Glenochil Village, Scotland, UK)ReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 1, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    I am saving the written word in the form of my great grandfather’s letters to his grandson (my dad). They hold a lot of family history. I have also saved letters my husband and I wrote to each other while he was in VietNam.
    Thank you so much for always sharing. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 1, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    Oh my goodness! To actually have a chance to win one of your amazing cards brings a joyful smile to my face. I’m sure to everyone’s face, too. I honestly don’t have a piece of tangible legacy. What I do have is the memory of my grandfather coming from Portugal to Ellis Island when he was 17 years old. He loved the Lord and he changed his name when he arrived. His first name was changed to an american name, his middle named was a name from the Bible and his last named he changed to Cross because Jesus carried that cross for us. Okay, I almost had to go get a tissue. I haven’t told that story in a long time.ReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothJuly 1, 2015 - 4:53 pm

      Bunny, You are so fortunate to have the memory that you have of your Grandfather. It is so beautiful! I love it. Treasure it always and if you have not done so yet, I would write it out so then you have it in the Tangible form as well.

      I wish my biological Family cared enough about their history, but I understand why they did not as it was wrought with various abuses and tragedies.

      However, I treasure my husband’s family memories through pictures and stories and what my hubby remembers. They are just as precious to me as I have come to love each one as if they were my Birth Family.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    You are so right and with the younger generations they seem to want speed over content with heart. I am only 43 myself, but I prefer Handmade over store bought any day but not so with my husband’s family {with the exception of our niece} so I often feel alone over here. But I continue to make Handmade anyway.

    I cannot wait to see the cards as I have been following you for a while now and I am just so amazed (pardon the pun) at all you do. I wish I had your gift for pulling everything together like you do but I guess it really does help to have the proper tools and supplies, does it not :o)? Which for me right now are just a dream as I am using my monthly allowance ($25.00) on our Vow Renewal. I have been working on it for the last three years and everything is handmade including my Victorian ball gown I am making to wear. Yes. I am making a Cathedral length veil to wear as well :o).ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    Your cards are beyond gorgeous, Becca. I cherish my grandmother’s recipe book with all her recipes written in her handwriting. As a child, I had difficulty distinguishing her capital m’s from w’s in her letters and thought her writing was “upside down.” Nowadays many schools are not even teaching cursive, just keying. So sad. Thank you for helping to preserve this lost art!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 1, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    Just awe-inspiring! WOW. Lovely design, exquisite bow (as usual) and gorgeous subdued colour. A typical ‘Becca Feeken’ product!!
    I am blessed to have a little bundle of letters from my dear, dear mum, who is no longer with us. They are not literary masterpieces but they ‘ARE HER’ and often signed ‘Yours in haste, Love Mum X’. Towards the end of her life they didn’t make a lot of sense but at 96 I reckon that is OK!ReplyCancel

  • Sally JancaJuly 1, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    I would have to say pictures are a legacy worth saving. I am working on a scrapbook of pictures taken when my brothers and sister were in grade school. They bring back memories from a time long ago, that truly cannot be replaced and that is near and dear to our hearts.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyJuly 1, 2015 - 4:49 pm

    Thank you Becca for your kindness. Daily I go to your blog for inspiration. I have no children so my love for card making is passed on to family and friends monthly as I make them cards.ReplyCancel

  • JudyBJuly 1, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    Hi Becca. Like you I love to give my handmade cards to loved ones. I think it shows how much you care when you give a small piece of yourself through something as simple as a card. I have a scrap piece of paper that my Dad had written a recipe on and I cherish it.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJuly 1, 2015 - 4:52 pm

    A really beautiful card. Love the colours you have used too. I agree with your reflections about the written word. It is so sad that people have left it behind and don’t realise the joy people get to get “snail mail” especially one like this

  • NancyJuly 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca! I am a vintage lover…my first thought is the original hospital receipt from when I was born! I love that my mother kept it for 60+ years!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna HuffJuly 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    Love the card. My piece of legacy is the two cards my dad sent me when he was serving in the Army and stationed in Vietnam. I love my Dad dearly but he doesn’t show his feelings often and they are the only cards I have ever gotten from him.ReplyCancel

  • Jan FinkJuly 1, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    I have admired your passion for papercrafting ever since I ran across your blog some time ago. Thank you for your inspiration through the years! I find fulfillment in the joy of the person who receives my handmade cards and once in a while I am on the receiving end of a handmade card. Often times it arrives on a day I need to hear a kind or encouraging word and the sentiment selected and the time and effort I know has gone into the thoughtful effort, touches me deeply.ReplyCancel

  • AnnaJuly 1, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    Morning Becca.
    The items I hold onto are photos and greeting cards.
    Photos of my parents family are treasures to me as I have never meet them. My parents migrated to NZ from Europe after the war and I have never been there.
    Cards from family specially my parents are very precious to me as my father died (5yrs ago)at the age of 93 having dementia, my mother aged 93 now has dementia so it has been over 15 yrs since I have had anything written by them. Family is very treasured by me as is the contact with them. For my mother for the past 10 yrs while she has been in care I send a handmade card by me to her each week. She has some one to read it her when she receives them. Many thanks. To receive a card made by you would be a treasure I would frame.
    Annamieke from the land down under.ReplyCancel

  • dorothy harrisonJuly 1, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    What a beautiful card, and what a beautiful thing to do. Generations from now we’ll look back and wonder why we did this, and perhaps will be inspired to create their own written words. Tthank you!ReplyCancel

  • Yo GlennJuly 1, 2015 - 5:03 pm

    My dearest legacies are my two children. They are the world to me and I am proud to be their mother. Your creations are so exquisite and beautiful. I look forward to each post.ReplyCancel

  • Desiree PollukJuly 1, 2015 - 5:03 pm

    What a lovely idea Becca. I would certainly not be able to part with one of your cards and this one is gorgeous. A legacy that I love is a booklet that one of my sons put together for me for Mother’s Day a few years ago. There were teasing comments, touching words of gratitude and funny photos so I laughed and cried when I read it.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 1, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    Sometimes, holding onto a piece of legacy is hard when your parents have divorced & there is nothing left for you to have! Divorce destroys so very much. Not only did my parents divorce, but my husbands parents divorced also. We weren’t given much for a legacy, BUT there is nothing wrong with making your own legacy for your children! That is what my husband & I have tried to do. THE MOST IMPORTANT LEGACY we can leave to our children aren’t things though, but it is a life that is dedicated to God & also a life that has led those children to the knowledge of God. Giving our children a FIRM FOUNDATION for living in this world & for the world to come! There is no better legacy to leave than that! In the paper crafting world, I try to make our kids cards to encourage them…we all need that! Just a thought about our world today….think of those business’ that have left us all a legacy with this craft. I’m thinking of Hobby Lobby….I heard today, that they will probably go out of business…another battle is coming & I don’t think they can survive. Just think of the legacy they are leaving to all of us & their stance on current issues!ReplyCancel

  • Nannie AnnieJuly 1, 2015 - 5:11 pm

    This is a lovely idea and the card you have shown is beautiful. My legacy is that all the cards I ever made for my mother she saved and when she passed away they were all returned to me.ReplyCancel

    • Linda GradyJuly 1, 2015 - 7:23 pm

      Nannie: Sorry for your mother’s loss; it’s always hard when your mother is no longer in your immediate life. I lost my mother in August and all the cards that I made for her were kept in a box and I now have them with me. I have since learned that my younger brother (60 soon) has saved the cards I’ve made for him and his wife. It means a lot to me and makes all the card making very worthwhile.ReplyCancel

  • Patti SchaferJuly 1, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    Becca, What a wonderful gesture you are making. I am in full agreement with regarding the written word. Recently I was in the hospital for almost a month and the cards that were sent to me with a message not just a signature kept my spirits up. As for my legacy item; it would to be a beautiful bone china cup that was given to me at birth from my Grandmothers collection. Again thank you and God BlessReplyCancel

  • Judy HJuly 1, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    Hi Becca, I’m relatively new to your website. I was fortunate enough to run across it while just browsing the web. When I read my first post, I thought, “here is a woman after my own heart!” Long have I bemoaned the slow but steady loss of handwritten communication. I think there is nothing more beautiful to do for someone than send them a card to share thoughts and feelings or just everyday happenings. A card is something beautiful. You can hold it, touch it, admire it and re-read over and over again for years to come. I have some friends who ask why do I spend so much time writing cards and letters when I can send an ecard or an email. “Because, it is a dying art, one of the most basic parts of our civilization since the beginning of time,” I wail!
    Todays card is so soft and lovely with a perfect sentiment on the front. It’s the very think we wish for our family and friends on their birthday. We don’t just want them to have a good day, we wish for them a FABULOUS day! I think this card would be beautiful for a man or woman, especially if it is a man we are very close to, husband, dad, grandpa, close friend. We are always quick to assume that men do not appreciate beautiful things, but when asked, all of the men close to me always say “yes”.
    The exquisite bows and the little white flowers are just so joyful. I’m happy you are doing this giveaway. Just think, there is a great possibility that 31 people will get the chance to start writing letters and sending beautiful cards again! Be blessed!ReplyCancel

  • AdrienneJuly 1, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Yes, it is easier to pick up the phone or the computer but nothing beats sending ( or receiving! ) a card or letter. Eons ago when I was a university student, my grandmother would write to me but there is a catch; she was slowly going blind and could not see enough to write without help. Therefore, she would ask her home care worker to line up a ruler on a sheet of paper and would send me little notes. I cherished those letters and still have them. My grandmother has long since passed away but I am keeping these precious tokens to pass on to my son and daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 1, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    Beautiful card love tge layering thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Judy BJuly 1, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    Stunning card Becca! I love this new Spellbinders Tags Thirty-Two. Must get this set. Love your creativity!!ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyJuly 1, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    What a beautiful card to start your 30 Days of Giving – Saving the Written Word One Day At a Time project. I wholeheartedly support you philosophy. I was very fortunate to have a very talented Mother who wrote wonderful poems in our birthday cards. Some of my most treasured legacies are those cards with her handwritten poems and words of encouragement. One the best poems she wrote was from a yellow-lined tablet. She sent it to a friend that needed a helping hand. The friend sent it back to me when I sent out Mom & Dad’s announcement for their 50th Wedding Anniversary and asked for submissions to a memory book I was crafting. The poem is inscribed on a bench at their grave site. I have the memory book with the poem in Mom’s printing on the yellow-lined tablet paper. My eyes tear just writing about it!ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 1, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    Becca, you are always so thoughtful and caring. What a wonderful goal for this month.ReplyCancel

  • Beth RossJuly 1, 2015 - 5:21 pm

    Becca, your cards are always stunning! The piece of legacy that I have held onto is a watercolor painting that my dad made maybe 80 years ago. But when my sister went on a Christian retreat and came to know our Lord, I sent it to her knowing the impact that it would have on her life and mine for giving it to her. This is what giving is all about!ReplyCancel

  • RuthannJuly 1, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    This card is beautiful and your generousity is wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win one of your cards! My legacy to my children is my grandmothers crystal. She and I both cherished it.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 1, 2015 - 5:39 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win one of your gorgeous cards every day this month I sure hope that I am one of your lucky winners.ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerJuly 1, 2015 - 5:42 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This is exciting to have a chance to win one of your cards! I have my mother’s wedding ring and I treasure this symbol of love that she and Dad shared. Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Annelie S.July 1, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    I am holding on to anything that belonged to my son, who died at the age of 23. Did give away quite a few things to his friends, but have his dress blues when he was in the Marine Corps. and some other personal items.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BauderJuly 1, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    There are several things I received as the family scrapper that are very special to me. I love the picture of my great grandmother’s 100th birthday party showing four generations. My favorite is the hand written bill and note my grandparents received when my aunt was delivered. They were charged $0.00. That was the doctors gift to my grandparents for their first child. The doctor also happened to be a friend of theirs. I plan to leave a scrapbook I made of an event that took place in Ocala, Florida called “Horse Fever” to my best friends daughter. She’s been involved with and owned many horses over the years. To this day she still competes.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineC CanadaJuly 1, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    Wonderful discussion. The art of conversation & literacy is sadly dwindling. I am a “geek” but I’ve always been a voracious reader as are my parents now in their 90s.

    What I cherish most are the old b & w photos from their courting days that we have saved & need to preserve archivally.

    Thank you for your kindness & the beautiful art you share.


  • Lisa DugginJuly 1, 2015 - 5:55 pm

    The dearest piece of legacy you’ve held on to that you love are the hand written recipes my grandmother gave me when I got married in 1976. I have made copies of them and given them to other family members when they get married. It is such a blessing to remember my grandmother through her handwriting, and her food. Thanks for a chance to win. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 1, 2015 - 6:00 pm

    You are so right, Becca! The art of letter writing seems to have almost died!
    My grandmother used to be in the kitchen by 6 am every day with her Bible, a pen and a Basildon Bond writing pad. She wrote at least one letter to someone each morning!
    She lived in a rural area, very close to the Norfolk Broads in England, in a very old Schoolhouse which my grandfather converted into a home. It was next to the Church and graveyard (that was quite scary for us when we were young) and opposite the Manor House. There was a well in the back garden and a hand pump in the kitchen. When on holiday, we used to sit with my grandmother whilst she read and wrote. She would make a thermos flask of coffee, put some biscuits on a plate then unlock the heavy front door and then put these in the enclosed porch with her letters for the postlady who used to cycle miles around the villages, delivering and collecting letters. My mother regularly wrote letters too, but I seem to have got out of the habit! That must be rectified!
    At school in England, we used to be taught how to write various types of letter, the correct modes of address and final salutations. I wonder whether, sadly, that art will drop out of the curriculum at some stage.
    I cherish cards and letters from special people and often look through them. Always brings a lump to my throat!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • CheriJuly 1, 2015 - 6:00 pm

    I so agree with you! A few of my grandchildren are not able to read cursive, and it amazes me! There’s nothing like a handwritten card or note, nothing compares. Thanx for promoting this!ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissJuly 1, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Stunning card as usual Becca, you attention to detail makes me try to make my cards as near perfect as possible, so they may be saved by those I send them to.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RJuly 1, 2015 - 6:05 pm

    Gorgeous card!
    Mine is a baby bracelet with my name!ReplyCancel

  • caroline hillJuly 1, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    Hi Becca,I met you in person at the stamp show.You are a God loving talented person.We all appreciate your beautiful cards.My husband just recently lost his Aunt.Before she died we went to the hospital and I always make handmade cards for her and she smiled and she said to the nurses look what she made me.This woman was a quiet lady and loved God.Her daughter came up to me and said you know that MOM took that card with to every last place she was.In saying that this is why we do these cards.We put a smile on someones face one last time. We need more acts like these in our world today.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca DeeproseJuly 1, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    What a very lovely idea Becca! I love card swaps, little notes and anything handmade and delivered with a postal stamp~ Hugs, RebeccaReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoJuly 1, 2015 - 6:13 pm

    What a special card Becca and I sure enjoy and appreciate each of your wonderful creations. One of my dearest pieces of legacy is a note my Mom wrote me on the occasion of the first birthday of our older son. She shared her pride in how far he has grown and her hopes for his future . I treasure it as Andy was only 14 when she died after experiencing Alzheimer’s for 5 years.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJuly 1, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Bekka, that is so generous of you to share your cards, which are Amazing! I’ve held on to a few cards that my mom handmade for me before she got Alzheimers. I will treasure them always.ReplyCancel

  • Christy BiggsJuly 1, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Hi Becca! This is a wonderful idea! Your cards are always so gorgeous and very inspiring. My grandmother always wrote to me and I have always treasured those letters as an adult. It has reminded me that she is always with me. I want to leave that legacy for my children by writing to them in my journals. Children these days do not appreciate the written word and so it will be my gift to them. Thank you for sharing and being a bright spot to so many!!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn HaberfieldJuly 1, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Brown would not be my normal choice of colour to choose for a card, but you make this colour look so distinguised and elegant, making it such a special card! Thanks for all your inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • CarolBJuly 1, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    I love the birthday card. The dearest thing I’ve held onto is a shadow box made by my beloved sister, who has passed. I think of her fondly each time I look at it. I keep it in a place where I can see it many times a day.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 1, 2015 - 6:16 pm

    Hi Becca, what a beautiful idea!!! You are so thoughtful!!! You’ve created yet
    another masterpiece!!! My kids I say kids I have two daughters!!! The eldest will be
    30 on the 11th July and the youngest 27 on the 20th September the same day has
    her grandma my mum!!!
    I save all handmade cards, but my Christmas ones come out every year!!! I put them
    right where everyone can see them I love it!!! To think that someone took the time
    to make me a special card is lovely!!!
    I’ve loads more but I would be crying my eyes out:)
    Bless you Becca!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerJuly 1, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    So grateful for the chance to receive one of your gorgeous cards. I have been making cards for many years and have always enjoyed the smiles and comments when someone gets one. I have improved over the years and when I look back at the older cards I smile and say “good girl” you are getting so much better. My daughter is the saver of all the treasures from our family and am so grateful for her love of all things old. My girlfriend and I recently put all the cards I made her into two scrapbook albums and it is fun looking back at all the memories. She did keep some of her favorites, wrapped in ribbon, in her old cedar chest. Thanks again for sharing all of your fantastic talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 1, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    I love what you are doing!! My girlfriend and I are often lamenting the apparent fading of written correspondence. Now that I am retired I have the time and inclination to sit and write a note to someone who has crossed my mind.
    My dearest legacy is the bible of my Great Grandmother that I inherited from my mother. Within it’s pages are newspaper clippings, cards received and notes jotted down. It’s copyright is 1901 and has my Great Grandfather’s name handwritten and dated 1925. I believe he gave it to his wife for Christmas that year.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie KopfJuly 1, 2015 - 6:35 pm

    I would be honored to receive one of your cards. I have subscribed to your blog for years and have seen you go through many hardships and bounce back with love. Thanks for all the great years of card making.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 1, 2015 - 6:37 pm

    Lovely card today in the moca color. Enjoyed your special video today. It was heartfelt. I’m excited to have a chance to win one, or more, of your beautiful cards. Now that would be exciting. I think the dearest piece of legacy I’ve held on to that I love, is my Mother’s perfume bottle, which still has perfume in it, from a time in my childhood. The sense of smell is a strong sense that the mind remembers. So when I am missing my Mother, I open the precious bottle, close my eyes, and inhale. The memories of warm hugs, kisses, and love come flooding into my soul. For a few monents, my Mother is still with me.ReplyCancel

  • Susan L. GarvinJuly 1, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Dear Becca,
    You are the best card maker ever because you use Spellbinders Dies!! I have over 700 sets of the Spellbinders. I live in Gilbert, AZ and Spellbinders had a Warehouse last Oct. that was amazing!!! I am addicted to Spellbinders and your website. Happy Cardmaking!!ReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattJuly 1, 2015 - 6:51 pm

    Oh, so beautiful! You give so much of yourself, I wish my cards told such good things as yours do.ReplyCancel

  • LisaericaJuly 1, 2015 - 6:58 pm

    Hi Becca, gosh I have a few things from different family members. My grandpa and I were best buddies but unfortunately I lost him 20 years ago. Being the first of only two grandchildren I got to pick pretty much what I wanted. Being a history buff I picked his enlist and honorable discharge papers along with his medals from the 1940’s. I’m glad I did, my son inherited his name and I was able to show him that his Great Grandpa was a hero. I love old jewelry so I’ve inherited my Grandma’s wedding and engagement rings, some pieces from a Great Aunt and all my Mom’s. My most precious is all the cards I’ve received from family and friends growing up. My Mom started that for me and I actually started collecting them for my son since birth. Though there not hand made, I love to see the hand writing and loving words of love ones lost.ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 1, 2015 - 7:02 pm

    my biggest piece of legacy are some photos taken along time ago and they are on tin. i’m sure it’s a relative but I don’t know who and one other is a pic of my grandmother in one of the hats she made when she was a milner in nyc many years ago.ReplyCancel

  • mickieJuly 1, 2015 - 7:05 pm

    I have been following you for years and absolutely love everything you have published, even copied more than a few of your cards. The first card I made for my brother, his comment was “You know, people don’t send cards anymore and this one was such a wonderful surprise.” I thought that was a neat comment from my burly red-neck brother, lol. I especially like the way you combine the dies and when I get ready to make a card I always check out your blog for inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Debra MorrisJuly 1, 2015 - 7:22 pm

    Thank You so much for sharing your gifts and talents with us. Your cards are gorgeous. I’m newer to the community of paper crafters and must say I’m addicted to it. I am one, of a group of women at our church that write care cards to those in our congregation needing encouragement, words of caring for illness, chemo, sympathy Ect… I decided that handmade cards would be a nicer option; hence my new hobby. As for a legacy to me – a hand written “Grandmother Remembers” book which my Grandma filled out before she died. It documents my Grandparents lives, Great Grandparents lives and is full of family info,family recepies, achievements and even times of distress they experienced, which I’ll pass on to our children. Love the sentiment, trellis and pearls. I adore pearls and use them on most all my cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 1, 2015 - 7:23 pm

    Great idea, Becca! I share your reasons for making handcrafted cards. People feel blessed to receive them and when they tell me they display my cards to be enjoyed again and again, I feel so blessed.

    I make specialty cards I call group hug cards. They are accordion cards with pockets/sleeves/envelopes to hold small notes so that large numbers of people can “sign” the card. Usually, they are given to people with serious illnesses. One card was “inherited” by a friend of mine and she was thrilled to have this keepsake of our mutual friend, who passed away. When that love in an envelope starts its journey, I never know who will be touched by it. It’s so gratifying.

    Thank you so much for who you are and what you do!
    Love and blessings,

  • Valerie MartinJuly 1, 2015 - 7:38 pm

    Hi Becca!

    Oh how I got all excited at the thought of winning one of your gorgeous cards! Oh can the heavens shower such blessings upon me?

    My grandmother passed away when I was only 3 months old. My mother has told me stories of her and how if she had know that she was going to loose her so soon, she would have name me after her. I made a promise when I was 5 years old that if I ever had a baby girl, I would name her after her.

    Growing up, my mother ALWAYS hung the Christmas decorations on December 2nd. Every Year w/o fail and regardless of what day of the week the 2nd fell on, we always decorated on December 2nd. My Grandmother’s birthday was December 2nd. That was also the same day she went into the hospital and she passed away a week before Christmas in 1972.

    I gave birth to my 1st daughter and kept my promise. I name her Vivian after my grandmother. My daughter is now 17. To this day, our family ALWAYS decorates for the Chrismas holiday on December 2nd.

    Valerie Martin


  • Juanita BraunJuly 1, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    All of your cards are so beautiful. I have learned so much from you and you have also shown me new ways to use my Spellbinders and folders. I would be so excited to receive one of your gorgeous cards. This is a wonderful thing you are doing.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtJuly 1, 2015 - 7:50 pm

    Becca: This card is so beautiful!!! All my life I have enoyed taking pics and writing. My pen pal and I started writing to each other when I was 12 and my mother passed on of childbirth. We both still keep in touch but now in emails and have been doing that for 67 years. We have so much in common and call each other Sistas as we are just like sisters. I’m hoping I’m lucky to win your card. And yes, I finished the Journal Trio and love it. Rosie WaldtReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 1, 2015 - 7:59 pm

    I understand cursive is no longer being taught. What a shame!ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 1, 2015 - 8:00 pm

    I am with you Becca! There is no greater feeling than opening the mail box to a hand-written note.ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 1, 2015 - 8:10 pm

    Becca – I love your idea of saving the written word one card at a time and also your generosity of sharing your cards. My very favorite legacy is the recipe boxes that I have from both my mother and my mother-in-law. I just love that I can look back and see their handwriting and how the recipes are so often stained with some ingredients. I just treasure these memories of family.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathJuly 1, 2015 - 8:10 pm

    When I click on a Spellbinder’s product it just brings me to the site and when I search for the name you mention on any of these products, it says can’t be found. The link should directly connect to the specific product.

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 2, 2015 - 3:10 am

      Hi Claire, this is an older card from my stash and many of these older dies have been discontinued off of the Spellbinders website. Over the 30 days, I’ll try to redirect links where I can, but I may have to turn the hunting over to you all. Many of you already have these dies :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KJuly 1, 2015 - 8:13 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca, lovely color combo and I love the sentiment. I am older, so I am into writing. I still write by hand :) letters to friends around the country. I have recently learned that they are not teaching cursive writing in school any longer, what a shame.ReplyCancel

  • LeAnnJuly 1, 2015 - 8:13 pm

    Great idea, Becca! One of my most treasured legacy items is a collection of handwritten letters and post cards from my paternal grandfather to my grandmother while he was “courting” her in 1912.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 1, 2015 - 8:30 pm

    I do have a written legacy that I have pored over and loved since I was old enough to read. It is the baby book my mother kept for me. Being her first child, she was pretty meticulous about it until the next one came along almost 3 years later. Many changes occurred in the next few years and then 5 more siblings entered the picture, one at a time. I was 7 when the third child came and by then I could read and added to the book myself. Over the years, I was the one who kept the book and updated it. When I got it out again a few years ago (I am now 70), it had deteriorated terribly. The hand-painted silk cover was shredding and the pages were all loose. My goal now is to use as much of the book as I can to create a new baby book. I was born in 1945 so the illustrations are kind of kewpie doll looking babies and children. In the last three years I have accumulated a number of stamps that will work perfectly in this effort. Some copying along the way will make it possible to pass one on to each of my daughters, God willing. I tell the ladies in my paper crafting class how much it means to have my mother’s handwriting in that book and my own handwriting and child-like printing. I want them to know that they should not be concerned about having stamps for everything; that someday that card with their handwritten sentiment will be a treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 1, 2015 - 8:34 pm

    One of most treasured possessions is a necklace that belonged to my cousin who was two years older than I. She passed many years ago, in 1966. I was only a freshman in high school. She and I had been very close growing up, spending summers with each other until she became anorexic. It was my first, and one of my most painful, experiences with death. I have a letter or two from her that I hold dear.
    Your cards are so beautiful, and pull at my heartstrings.ReplyCancel

  • JackieAJuly 1, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    My dearest piece of legacy is the white lace handkerchief my maternal grandmother gave me on my wedding day for something “old”. It was her favorite and she had it for many years before parting with it. I am glad she loved me so much and throughout her life, I always felt her love.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJuly 1, 2015 - 8:44 pm

    The most precious thing I have are hand written recipes from my Grandmother, mother and aunt. They were all excellent cooks, and I treasure their recipes. I have been making “Favorite Family Recipes” book as shower and wedding gifts for 7 years now. Every one contains hand written recipes from me and the mother of the groom. I made a book for our minister’s daughter, and he wrote his favorite recipe as did his wife, mother-in-law and they put in some of his deceased parents favorites. I put in some of ours as well.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJuly 1, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    Hi I truly love this idea I still have card and notes that my kids gave me when they where in school. I still have all my husband’s love letters and cards.I love pulling them out and reading them. Nothing means more to me than a card it is personal and can never be replace.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 1, 2015 - 9:08 pm

    Wow Becca this and all your Cards are amazing you give us so many Ideas on how to use or dies and stamps. thanks for sharing and I love this card its Beautiful I love the embossing folder I have been looking for this but cant find it is it new.

    • Becca FeekenJuly 2, 2015 - 3:13 am

      I’m sad to say that I think the embossing folder is now retired. It was one of my very favorites and I reached for it all the time. The cards I’m giving away are older cards from my stash and so some of the products are retired. It may still live somewhere on the web, but you’ll have to hunt for it. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJuly 1, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    Hi Becca
    This is a lovely thing you are doing, and would be very excited to receive one of your beautiful cards.
    I would love to send you one of my cards, to say a big Thank You for all the inspiration you give to others.
    I call most days and love to see all of your Beautiful cards you have made.
    My most treasured legacy items are my Nan’s Wedding ring and my Mother’s engagement ring. Plus I have my Dad’s prayer books from when he was a choir boy.
    Happy 4th July to you. My Daughter was born on the 4th Of July 1975, so she will be 40 on Saturday.
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • AprilJuly 1, 2015 - 9:23 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! Love how you put colours together…so rich…you’ve taught me so much! Thanks for sharing….AprilReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJuly 1, 2015 - 9:26 pm

    Totally agree with your comments and always write in cards I make and send…sometimes I put my writing on a separate piece of designer paper and include it inside so the person receiving my card can still use it and send the card on to someone else! My Mother sent me a beautiful hummingbird card and I treasure it and think of her each time I see it!
    Your card is beautiful Becca….love the unusual color!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Jonna CarpenterJuly 1, 2015 - 9:29 pm

    Your cards are always so beautiful and inspire me in creating my own cards. I also like to create “memory” cards of my most precious pictures of my grandparents to give to my brothers and all my cousins. I make them a little larger so that they can be framed to hang on walls or sit on tables. It is my way of sharing memories with the rest of my family.ReplyCancel

  • Christine ArtharsJuly 1, 2015 - 9:36 pm

    I love receiving cards and sending them I always include a message no matter how small you just never know how that person is feeling and it is nice to think your message will mean something to them ,I also love to converse with people you only need a few words to get to know people and you will both benefit.ReplyCancel

  • Anita KejriwalJuly 1, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Right from the day ,I started crafting, I have been awe with whatever you make. Earlier I thought ..This lady seems to come from other world. ….so much grace …such a beauty….It cannot be handmade and those words…..I always thought they are machine printed….lol…..The more I see ..The more I get awestruck. Getting a card from you would be the most treasured thing. Keeping my luck crossed.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 1, 2015 - 9:50 pm

    I love this idea, Becca! Thank you for being so gracious and generous, as always.

    One of my treasured keepsakes comes from my first parish, a rural church in NE Colorado. I discovered that I am truly humbled and love the service of offering worship, thanks and praise in celebration of a life that has been lost to us. When one of our quilters passed away, I used the image of a quilt to try and capture some of her life. She and her husband didn’t have children, but she was a beloved aunt. I was surprised when a few days later they stopped by the parsonage and brought me some of Katie’s finely crocheted, intricate doilies. I treasure them to this day.ReplyCancel

  • AmeliaJuly 1, 2015 - 9:53 pm

    Your card is beautiful! My mother died in 1954 and I have her fountain pen, which I remember her using when I was a child. It still works! It is a special legacy and reminder of her.ReplyCancel

  • Donna DJuly 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm

    Oh Becca, what a fabulous giveaway! You are so correct about communication changing. It truly is sad we’ve turned to electronics to stay in touch. I love the personal touch and wish everybody would focus on writing from the heart. Penmanship is also a lost art that really needs to resurface. My most treasured item is a hand carved rolling pin made by my great-grandfather. It is a solid piece of wood and is in pristine condition. It was a gift to my mother when she was a young girl. She’s been gone six years and would be 92 years old if she was still here, making the rolling pin about 80 years old. I have fancy, modern rolling pins but I am most content using the antique, family heirloom. Hugs to you! – DonnaReplyCancel

  • ellen lightfootJuly 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm

    Dear Becca,you give so much joy to other people, through your cards and your kindness, i love your work, and like you have a caring nature, as i work in a demenia ward,i would love one of your cards to send to a friend who is battlening cancer. xxReplyCancel

  • SheriJuly 1, 2015 - 10:06 pm

    Another absolute beauty—and you are going to give it away? Wow! If I were mine, it would stay mine…maybe I will luck out! Now, my favorite item in legacy—when I was a young bride, I saw a mini hand-crocheted potpourri pillow I fell in love with …but in those days my husband was grossing little over $1 per hour for his labor—so it was out of the question. Yet, somehow he got that for me. I do not know how he did it, but he did. Now, almost 60 years later,(though I have had to repair it), I still have my pillow…and memories.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm

    Hi Becca. Love your gorgeous card – stunning as ever and your words are so meaningful. My legacy will be memory albums for my two wonderful sons. I feel it’s important to remember and cherish all the happy times and milestones in their lives, and for them to know how proud I am of them. I hope they will be able to share these memories with their own families some day.
    Thank you Becca for the chance to win a beautiful creation made by you. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • AndreaJuly 1, 2015 - 10:20 pm

    Very nice of you to do this bless youReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 1, 2015 - 10:20 pm

    I like to keep my Christmas cards. My Grandmother always sent cards for everyone on their birthdays. I use to write in all of my Christmas cards, but I’m afraid that I no longer do that.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie McGuireJuly 1, 2015 - 10:23 pm

    Love the card and the subject matter for this month. I agree, there’s nothing like the written word, and a handmade card takes it up another notch. My favorite saying is “A handmade card is a hug with a fold in the middle.”

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your fabulous creations.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJuly 1, 2015 - 10:26 pm

    Oh my, once again you’ve created a gorgeous piece of art. . . what am I holding on to as a cherished piece of legacy, my fathers wedding ring, with a Montana (Precious) Ruby (red) stone in it, neither of my sons wanted to wear this wedding ring, and it just saddened me to leave it sitting in a dresser drawer, so I had my local jeweler help me design it into a pendant, so now I wear it ALL the time and my dad is as close to my heart as ever.
    I too love the ‘written word’ 2 years ago I decided to start in Jan and I make a special card for each lady in my church, oh has this been a thrill to do, I customize them to each ladies personality, each year I decide what the theme will be, last year was flower bouquets on each card, this year each card has to have a hand colored design on it, the woman are over the moon in ahhh and love when they receive them. I even had a young (80+) lady tell me last Sunday, “Thank you for my gorgeous birthday card, I was waiting for you to show up for my birthday” I was extremely touched.
    Thank you Becca for inspiring me, you are Amazing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 1, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    What a wonderful idea Becca! I’m a lover of the written word as well, and even love the fountain pens I use to write my letters! I try to tuck in a little something in each letter as well, to bring a little joy to the recipient.
    Legacy? I hope that it would be the written word! My family and friends know how much I love writing, and still give me stationary as gifts. I hope I can leave behind the importance of writing a letter. Unlike email, and texts, a letter is there forever!ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullJuly 1, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    HI Becca. That is very generous of you to offerto give away so many of your beautiful creations. Whoever is lucky enough to receive one will cherish it always. I know if I am chosen, I certainly will.

    As for the legacy I cherish the most… I think it would be old family photographs that I received from my mom. She has them in a big box and unfortunately, most don’t have names or dates. But it is still touching to look at those faces and realize they each had something to do with how I turned out today. Generations pass traditions and values on to the next generations.

    One of my passions is scrapbooking. It is my hope that my children and grandchildren will learn something about themselves and those who came before them when they look at the pages I’ve created.ReplyCancel

  • FernandaJuly 1, 2015 - 10:36 pm

    Becca your cards are so inspiring and elegant. Thank you for sharing your great talent. I, too, feel the written word can be so meaningful and hope we don’t lose it through the years. Thanks again for your lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 1, 2015 - 10:40 pm

    What a wonderful thought to give us one of your gorgeous cards each day. I will not send it out but treasure it.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn HigginbothamJuly 1, 2015 - 10:41 pm

    I agree with you 100%! I love to give cards, that’s handmade cards! I really like making my Christmas Cards. It goes futher than that, when a friend is having a hard time and I mail her a Thinking of You card that I really put some time in, she will always call me and let me know how much they loved it and what it meant to them.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJuly 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm

    Becca, you are such an inspiration and I just love your work. I have several things that belonged to my mother that I have held on to over the years. A ring that I admired as a little girl was given to me by my mom before she passed away. I treasure it.ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm

    What a generous gift you are giving your readers. Your cards are so beautiful. My grandmother made beautiful felt beaded ornaments. She got a different kit each year – I usually got the original then she made copies for my cousins the next year. These are prized possessions and her very special legacy. My mother made and designed plastic canvas ornaments. These too are very special to me. I have made a few cross stitch ornaments and more recently paper crafted ornaments. When I decorate my tree each year, it is a very special time to remember these two dear people.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJuly 1, 2015 - 10:54 pm

    Hi Becca!!
    I’m going to just squeak under the wire this time as I haven’t checked my until now. I really like your birthday card, love the colors too.
    See you tomarrow,

  • Patti CunninghamJuly 1, 2015 - 10:55 pm

    What a wonderful idea…saving the written word. And…what a beautiful way to do it….with handmade cards. Your cards are simply amazing and what a treasure it would be to own one of them. Thank you for the opportunity and thank you for all you do. You are soooo appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 1, 2015 - 10:56 pm

    What a fantastic idea!! My treasure legacy are the two boxes of letters that my parents exchanged during WWII whole my dad was stationed overseas. They wrote each other daily and saved their letters. There are almost 1.000 of them.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RupakisJuly 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm

    I absolutely love your cards and have used them as inspiration for a lot of my cards. The people I’ve given them to say them leave them out all the time.ReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJuly 1, 2015 - 11:04 pm

    Your cards are so delightful and elegant, i love them! I recently followed you and looking forward to see your graceful work! Thanks for your generous giveaway! I have several things, paper collections, wooden stamps and many more which are around 20 years old material and i have kept safe them till now!And its made me very happy!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJuly 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm

    Hi Becca, what a wonderful idea. I just love this card and actually every card you make. My treasure are the letters my husband wrote me 41 years ago when he was in training for a month in another country when we returned from our honeymoon. I treasure these letters and have them in a special box in my curio cabinet which houses all my most treasured possessions.ReplyCancel

  • Carole J ScheelJuly 1, 2015 - 11:13 pm

    I really like your idea of leaving a legacy for future generations. Ever since I traded my paint brushes in for a die cutting machine I have been busy making mini albums – along with cards for every occasion – and filling these albums with family pictures. I have found that family members and friends enjoy picking up a mini album to glance through much more then looking through pages of unlabled large albums.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene SirrineJuly 1, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    I almost always write the inside sentiment in all my cards. I too fear for the lost art of the written word. I treasure the handwriting I have saved over the years of my grand parents, parents and of my daughter. It gives me much pleasure to lightly touch where they have written. It’s almost like I can feel and hear them talking to me.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 1, 2015 - 11:30 pm

    Becca you are so very generous – my favourite pieces of family history is the music that my grandmother used to teach from, and a ring of my mother’s with a fabulous story attached to it!

  • Connie LudgateJuly 1, 2015 - 11:30 pm

    Hi Becca, all your cards are simply stunning and if I was lucky enough to win one, I would not give it to anyone. I would just keep it out to look at as a reminder of what is possible to create with paper. You are a creative inspiration to many including me. I don’t really have a legacy to hand down to my family except maybe my recordings of my songs from my band days. They would always be able to hear my voice.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallJuly 1, 2015 - 11:34 pm

    All your cards are beautiful, they reflect your heart. I would be so privileged to have one of your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJuly 1, 2015 - 11:54 pm

    Becca your card is just lovely and I appreciate the offer of a card each day for the month of July. I have been following you for many years and getting so many hints and ideas from you which I really appreciate. It is so rewarding when you give a card to someone and meet them years later and they say “I have kept every card you have sent me” I get so thrilled.
    Thank you.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 1, 2015 - 11:55 pm

    The legacy I cling to is leaving a heritage album I made for each of my boys. I have included a family history of my side of the family & my husbands side of family. Hopefully this will give them some sense of where they came from.ReplyCancel

  • Sue-AnnJuly 2, 2015 - 12:15 am

    What a wonderful way to look at sharing cards!
    Emails and texts, even when we sign with love seem to have no permanency. A thoughtful, or kind email or text can be deleted, devices lost, accounts closed. An inaccessible memory when the battery runs out.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and philosophy with us!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindJuly 2, 2015 - 12:30 am

    Becca your cards are really treasures that anyone would be thrilled to have. MY most prized written word would have to be handwritten recipe cards given to me over the years always including the name of the person who gave it to me. Lots are from friends and family who have passed on going through my recipe box and seeing those cards always makes me smile at the warm treasured memories.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 2, 2015 - 1:05 am

    Hi Becca. I don’t really have a legacy item. Nothing that’s really really old and passed down from generation to generation. If I were lucky enough to win a Becca original would I give it away?…. Silly question. No way. It would be framed and put on my craft room wall to inspire me as you always do. Having bit of a heat wave here. Hope it cools off soon.ReplyCancel

    • Rose HymasJuly 2, 2015 - 1:15 am

      I have a black and white photo of my father taken in Calcutta, India in 1940 which he sent back to my mother in England. It is inscribed “yours forever” and it was ! They were married for 71 years until they passed away aged 92 and 93.


  • TrishaJuly 2, 2015 - 1:32 am

    Don’t know that fantastic brain of yours keeps coming up with new ideas but once again this cards is beautiful.
    A treasured piece of my history is a small carnival glass bowl my Grandmother received as a wedding gift. As a child I loved how it glimmered liked a rainbow on a sunny day.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop Oxfordshire UKJuly 2, 2015 - 1:49 am

    Oh so I so agree with you Becca. Email is so instant and that seems to be what it is all about today – I want it and I want it NOW!

    My dearest piece of legacy is my dad’s Bible. He let me use it when I first started Bible Study before mum and dad brought me a beautiful one of my own to replace my childhood one. When he went to be with the Lord almost 15 years ago his Bible was the only thing I wanted of his. A wonderful legacy of wonderful father and servant of God. Hugs ChristineReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline T.July 2, 2015 - 2:03 am

    Wow,how generous of you Becca. And I share your sentiment about losing the art of writing and creating in this age of “instant everything”. Something treasured that I keep is a photograph of my parents, from before they were married and my father was courting my mom. Sadly he passed away when I was little, so I do not have many photos of him, so this one is very special.ReplyCancel

  • FrannJuly 2, 2015 - 2:03 am

    There was a framed piece of embroidery, done by my grandmother, hanging on my bedroom wall when I was young. It said, “A mother’s love is like a fragrant rose, with sweetness in every fold.” I no longer have it physically but it is permanently in my mind. I can picture every detail. I never knew my grandmother, as she died before I was born, but I was named for her.
    Your cards are stunning. I love your idea of saving the written word.ReplyCancel

  • NoeleneJuly 2, 2015 - 2:19 am

    Hi Becca,
    Such a generous heart you have. Your work is beautiful. I am new to this site but if I had seen your work already I am sure I would never get sick of seeing it.
    I do not sew but I now have in my possesion my grandmothers vintage sewing machine. I plan to restore it so that maybe oneday my grandkids can see it. I also have made up a family tree scrap book going back to myself & my husbands great grandparents. Also putting some traditional family recipes that have been handed down for generations.
    You are so correct, internet cannot replace the joy of receiving a card, especially one that has had so much thought taken into account. It always make me happy when you see their joy knowing that it is especially for them & one of a kind :)ReplyCancel

  • MicheleJuly 2, 2015 - 2:37 am

    Only just found your blog and what a find. Your cards are amazing and are a piece of art anyone would treasureReplyCancel

  • ChristineJuly 2, 2015 - 3:13 am

    Hi Becca. I totally agree with you about the loss of writing. Everything has to be so ‘instant’. That is one reason I started crafting cards. They may not be ‘the best’, but each one is not only personalised but the recipient can hopefully see that it took some time in its creation. That is wasn’t a quick grab from a card shop for the cheapest price.
    As ever, a wonderful card and a most delicious bow.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne ClemenJuly 2, 2015 - 3:14 am

    Beautiful card (as always) fantastic bow (as always)As far as a legacy goes.. I have made some beautiful counted cross stitch samplers for myself as well as gifts to my parents, aunts, cousins, etc. These I hope will be my legacy.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJuly 2, 2015 - 3:42 am

    Hello Becca
    What a lovely idea!
    I enjoy handwriting and making cards for my friends and family!
    This video will be interesting so I look forward to watching it
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 2, 2015 - 3:51 am

    Oh Becca what a sweet thing to do, and I really really hope, that I´ll be lucky. It would be such an honor to have one of your stunning creations. I´ve been a huge admirer of your work for many years and just love everything you´ve ever made.
    I totally agree to all you said about the written words, and it´s such a shame, that the younger people don´t seem to want to do more to save it, so I´m thrilled of what you do here.
    I do have two things, that I really keep close to my heart, and one is a tiny chinabasket from my great grandmother on my mums side, that I´ve decorated with dryed flowers. One of my grandkids unfortunately broke the handle of it some years ago, but I sent it to a pro to have it repaired even everyone else can´t understand why, as it´s not very fancy or anything. The other thing is a very old potato spoon of silver from my great grandmother on my dads side, and it´s the same, people don´t understand why I´m sooo fuzzy about this either, as I don´t have anything else to fit with it, but it´s the only 2 things I have from my family at all, so I keep it tight as long as I live, that´s for sure, but I can worry, what will happen, when I´m not around anymore, but hopefully one of my kids or grandkids will find out before then. Thanks sooo much for sharing all you always do with us, you are such a sweet heart. Have a wonderful day and summer ahead.ReplyCancel

  • susanJuly 2, 2015 - 4:01 am

    Thankyou for all your wonderful work. It has inspired me and improved my cardmaking out of sightReplyCancel

  • AneshaJuly 2, 2015 - 4:58 am

    I love giving my creations to people when they are not expecting it. As you said, it is a part of us that we are sharing and hopefully it will live on. It’s also sharing a bit of good with people in this world were we are seeing so much bad. Your creations are really beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuJuly 2, 2015 - 5:01 am

    I too was raised in the ‘old school’ when receiving or sending a personal card or letter to someone was to accept a gracious moment. Despite the daily usage of computers and smart phone, creating a homemade card is my personal joy and satisfaction of cherished friendship. One of my most cherished letters were from my grandpa when I was in elementary school. Though I only met him 3 times I felt like he was with me every day. I’ve always hoped he knew what an impact his letters had on me. This papercrafting/cardmaking hobby has reinforced my idea of communicating with a letter or card.ReplyCancel

  • ScrappyKsueJuly 2, 2015 - 5:13 am

    OMG this is so beautiful. I love your work. You are so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie EslingerJuly 2, 2015 - 5:35 am

    I made a mini album that actually was not so mini to honor my Dad for his WWII service and the Honor Flight that we went together to Washington DC. It is trip that I will and I also no that he will always remember even with the book. It is something dear to both of usReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 2, 2015 - 6:00 am

    Hi Becca,

    Gorgeous card,I agree the part of handwriting is getting lost so much, such a shame, they do not even teach handwriting in schools anymore.

    My legacy would be my two wonderful children, I could not ask for anything better.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Barbara TranquillaJuly 2, 2015 - 6:15 am

    Morning Becca, Your card is lovely and so, too, your thoughts on giving and creating. Wonderful way to start my day. Thanks for both. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 2, 2015 - 6:26 am

    Wow! It would be an honour to own a Becca Card! By far my most precious treasures are my grandmother’s well-worn, well-marked Bible and my mother’s cards and notes to me that I keep in my Bible. They have both passed on and have impacted my life greatly. Love this idea – and also keen to see that something of me is left for my children to treasure.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJuly 2, 2015 - 6:27 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, Becca, such a thoughtful idea :))
    The card you have made is beautiful.
    As it comes to legacy; one of the things I treasure most is a fairy tale book written by my grandfather. I have had it since I was a little girl, and I still read the stories from time to time…ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 2, 2015 - 6:27 am

    Great idea. I haven’t bought a card in 5 or 6 years. I write inside on each of them, even though I have horrible handwriting. So I am doing my part to rescue the written word. It’s sad that no one writes letters anymore. But one step, person, at a time.

  • Pam Miller TasJuly 2, 2015 - 6:51 am

    Hi Becca missed you the last few days good to have you back ! Beautiful card as always and the bow of course you and your bows lol .
    I am very sentimental and have lots of things that I keep close to my heart my Dads ring that his parents bought him when he was 21with the letters of his name,and his Grandmothers wedding ring made out of two sovereins that are a pinkish gold. My dad is no longer with us but I feel him close by thanks for sharing and the chance to win Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Carol bJuly 2, 2015 - 6:54 am

    The model of giving from my Grandmother is one of the greatest legacies that she has left with me.
    Carol nReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 2, 2015 - 7:05 am

    Oh, how exciting! All your cards are fabulous. Thanks for always thinking of us!ReplyCancel

  • linda boyceJuly 2, 2015 - 7:27 am

    Hi Becca this is super the hope of winning a card and seeing all your super cards hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • ChrisJuly 2, 2015 - 7:28 am

    It’s very sad to see the decline of letter writing. It worries me that before long children will loose the art of writing totally. Technology is advancing so quickly that the handwriting exercises that I had to practice daily as a child are virtually obsolete now. I like to try and make cards for all occasions, especially when I know a friend or a loved one is struggling or feeling down for some reason. I usually write a short letter to go with it because I know how much it means to me when someone takes the time to write to me. Looking through the comments already left it seems you’ve got a lot of people supporting your cause already. It’s good to see so many people passionate about the written word xReplyCancel

  • StarJuly 2, 2015 - 7:43 am

    Your cards are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Judy WyckoffJuly 2, 2015 - 7:48 am

    Beautiful as always. I check your site daily and your work is always amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 2, 2015 - 7:53 am

    Hi Becca, A beautiful thought, the written word is quickly being forgotten. Your card, as always, is beautiful, loving the taupe colourway.
    I have old notebooks that I haven’t thrown out because they contain little notes that my 2 Sons left for me at certain times, they are no longer with me, so their handwriting takes me back to happier times. Also I have a recipe book that my Mum and I started together when I was little, it was just a hardbacked notebook that we used to write in our favourite recipes that we had made, and I bake these favourites to this day, and every time I open the book and see her handwriting it also takes me back to when she was still with me. I miss them all so much, and when I look at their handwriting it is so very upsetting but at the same time it takes me back to happier times.
    Lots of love from a very teary Patricia xxReplyCancel

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  • AlexandraJuly 2, 2015 - 8:25 am

    I agree, the written word is to be treasured. I no longer have my mum but seeing her handwritten cards notes or even recipes jotted on a piece of paper in the back of my recipe book is lovely to have and remember when I was given them. I have hand made art from nursery my daughter gave me when she was small. She’s a lovely young woman now butReplyCancel

  • AlexandraJuly 2, 2015 - 8:33 am

    Sorry I hit a button prematurely so stopped mid sentence. As I was saying; She’s a lovely young woman now but I love remembering her wee face full of love and smiles proudly giving me these treasures and she continued to add to my collection of art and cards etc as she progressed through school. These things are priceless.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth SarainJuly 2, 2015 - 8:53 am

    I look forward to every post you have! The cards are so beautiful and inspiring. It helps me to see what I can do with the dies and helps me choose which ones I want…I wish I could have them ALL!ReplyCancel

  • IrynaJuly 2, 2015 - 9:11 am

    This card is so elegant, gorgeous. The monotony in the performance adds a chic lookReplyCancel

  • KrisJuly 2, 2015 - 9:12 am

    Beautiful card! I’ve held on to many things, but the most precious is a little metal pilgrim bell my grandmother kept on a shelf in her closet for as long as I can remember.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa EspinozaJuly 2, 2015 - 9:18 am

    Dear Becca!!!!!!!
    Thank you for what you are doing,my son was in the Navy,he was a corp man and he served in Iraq.
    Thank God he came home to us.

    Your work is the best.
    Love all that you do keep up the good job.
    God Bless you and your family.
    your friend


  • Jan MayoJuly 2, 2015 - 9:20 am

    Becca, just want you to know you have been my inspiration from my git go on making cards. Your presentations are beautiful and cards so meaningful. Been following you since I first found you back when. I do remember the card was a woven front. You continue to grow and enthrall me each day. ThanksReplyCancel

  • BJ SearcyJuly 2, 2015 - 9:31 am

    Becca, I have been downloading your cards to my pictures and I use them as a slide show for my screen saver. So I get to enjoy your gorgeous cards daily. They are such an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 2, 2015 - 9:54 am

    Becca, you are so right. I know that having something handmade/handwritten by a loved one is special. I wish that my father and I had spent time writing to each other. We often spoke on the phone, but I don’t have any letters or cards from him. It makes me sad. My mother recently found a letter that he had sent to his parents, telling them that he was in love and was planning on asking my mother to wed. It was so endearing to “hear” that side of him, as he was not generally very demonstrative when it came to his emotions. You can bet that I made a copy of that letter and it will someday be in a shadowbox!ReplyCancel

  • Yo GlennJuly 2, 2015 - 10:12 am

    The best handwritten note I have ever received was a thank you note from my son with his depiction of the skyline of New York City, complete with the Statue of Liberty in the background. He thanked my husband and me for all the things we had ever done for him. He also added that this note was good for an all-expense-paid trip to New York City for the two of us (airfare, hotel, spending money). He had saved money from his paychecks for 18 months to make this possible. I carry that note in my wallet and look at it often.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie KoreenJuly 2, 2015 - 10:22 am

    Love your post about your grandmother. Mine sewed everyday, whistling as she worked. She made a lot of my clothes, hats, undergarments that were so lacy and beautiful. My grandfather built her a room to sew in with windows on two sides, taking up most of the walls. Sewing, watching all the birds singing as they visited her flowers gave me such joy at an early age. My sewing at age 5 meant cutting up socks to use for my dolls. At age 13 I started helping my mom teach it in 4H, as she wasn’t very good at it. Years later, sewing for my children, making and selling sculpted dolls, then on to cardmaking and jewelry…life has had its ups and downs, but the serenity when working with paper and cloth!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 2, 2015 - 10:52 am

    Becca, you are such a sweet and thoughtful soul. I am one of your long time followers and besides your gorgeous cards(and they always are beyond beautiful), your kind heart is one of the things that has always drawn me in. You are such a special person. I have to tell you, I loved this card from the minute I saw it back a few years ago and I loved the effect of this embossing folder and knew I just had to have it. So much so that I actually own two of them. I guess I just wanted it so badly, that some how I ordered it twice by accident. I am not sure however, if those of you who are currently trying to purchase it right now, is it’s size. It is one of the larger ones, that Spellbinders came out with (8.25 X 11.75″), and that you definitely need one of the larger die cut machines that can accommodate this size such as the Grand Calibur. But if there is in fact someone out there who has their heart set on having this embossing folder let me know, as I do have two of them.
    I personally love receiving cards especially hand made ones and think that is why I love making them. It just adds a more personal touch to what ever message you are trying to convey and no one sends out more beautiful messages then you do Becca!! Thanks for always sharing with us.

  • DesireeJuly 2, 2015 - 10:54 am

    Some of my most precious pieces are pictures from my mom’s childhood. Seeing her as a girl and young woman make me smile. What I struggle to do is to share her memory in a way with my girls that she will be someone they can imagine because she’s always been gone for them. I hope to leave behind the same love and loss for me as I feel for her. Then I will know that I did the job that my mother did with me. :-) I miss her deeply.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane CiurlaJuly 2, 2015 - 11:17 am

    My kind of card to make. Absolutely lovely. I will adapt my dies to hopefully get the same feeling. Thank you so much for sharing your generous talent.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaJuly 2, 2015 - 11:47 am

    I so love your idea of giving back, in today’s fast paced modern society, we neglect to let other know how much they mean to us- especially if they have go on to be with the Lord.

    Thank you for reminding all of us how valuable our friends and family are and how important it is to take the time to let them know, especially with handmade/handcrafted items that are not just mass produced.

    And for those that we may not know very well, something special can make a tremendous impact on their lives.

    Thank You for all you do to inspire us.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherJuly 2, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    Some of my most cherished heirlooms are photographs of my ancestors. My great-grandparents were professional photographers so we have many wonderful pictures from past generations.ReplyCancel

  • Zareeda cardcrazycreationsJuly 2, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    I have a kind of legacy I have started which is making scrapbook albums of my nieces and nephews. This is so they have precious memories to look back on when they get older and can see the times they have experienced with me, their other aunties and uncles, and their grand parents too. I feel like a photograph captures a memory/moment which you can’t get back if it’s not stolen in a photograph. This way my nieces and nephews have lots of joyous memories to experience via these photographs and they will really enjoy looking back on them when they are older and at an age where they can understand what was going on in their life.ReplyCancel

  • Diane MinerJuly 2, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    My favorite heirloom is a quilt made by my great grandmother. It is so precious. I also have a poem written for me by a great aunt when I was born. My father passed 3 years ago and my mother passed this January. i have a ring that she had been given by her mother. I recently passed it onto my daughter. I miss her terribly but know that someday I will join her and my dad.ReplyCancel

  • Jan GavinJuly 2, 2015 - 2:13 pm

    After retirement my mother took up china painting. She was living in CA at the time and took advantage of the wonderful china painting teachers & classes there. In time she became quite accomplished winning several State (Oregon) society ribbons in various categories. She was very good at birds and delft. One of her birds – a Chinese pheasant on tile – was selected to hang in the Oregon State Capital building at Salem in an “Ageless Art” display. My brother’s family has about half of her work and I have the other half which will be passed on to my children. A wonderful remembrance and legacy!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 2, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    My Mom made quilts for all the children and grandchildren. Last autumn when I was visiting my daughter, she took me into her closet, very carefully opened a large storage bag in there, and had me sniff. It was her quilt that Mom had made. It had been sealed up for several years, but it still smelled like Mom. We both stood there with tears running down our faces.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzJuly 2, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Becca as long as I have been following your blog and that’s quite awhile, you have always been such a giving soul. every time you get on the Blog, you give, you give of yourself and time, energy, your creativeness! God has given you the most graceous gift and you share it everytime you teach us how to make one of your beautiful cards or projects. I’ve already been given to by you and appreciation is more thanks than I can say!!! This card today is so elegant and as usual I love it. I don’t think there has ever been, again on I don’t love. Thank you for already giving to me!!! NancyReplyCancel

  • JulianaTJuly 2, 2015 - 6:22 pm

    What a gorgeous card! I love your work and I had the privilege to meet you. You are truly a wonderful person. I try to tailor my cards to the recipient and if I don’t know much about them I ask their family to help out. I believe making cards and sending them is a great legacy to leave behind.ReplyCancel

  • Bridget Larsen AustraliaJuly 2, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    In March i started postcard and letter writing all over the world and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of travelling vicariously around the world through these letters and postcards, some card are just so beautiful and the stamps are equally to die for. You can see these gorgeous cards on my blog

  • Juanita BraunJuly 2, 2015 - 7:09 pm

    I love each and everyone of your cards. If there were a 100 cards on the table I could pick out one of yours. Your cards are so elegant. I paid a visit to the home of one of my older teacher that I worked with. When she showed me around I was so surprised that each item I ever made for her was out on display in every room. When I talked to her about them she said no one ever took the time to make her something and therefore treasured them all.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie NZJuly 2, 2015 - 7:23 pm

    Loving the legacy stories, so precious to share. My grandmother was blind and wasn’t able to read to us as children, but she recalled oral history of her lifetime in the form of telling stories to my generation, and my own children too. I have traveled back to England after she passed, and visited the area where she grew up. As I was so familiar with the names of streets and suburbs in the area it was stepping back in time.I have some very special pieces of jewellery from both my Granny and my Mother, but reading your post this morning, Becca, I felt the need to share with you how I came to have my treadle sewing machine. A very good neighbor of mine many years ago lost her mother and it was very painful for the family to go through her personal items, as often it is with many families. My offer of help in any way I could resulted in being asked to find a good home for the treadle sewing machine. I was so touched by this, and asked if I could have it for myself. That was 44 years ago. I don’t use it as it was originally intended, but my regularly used sewing machine sits on top of it and I have still have the precious things that came in the drawers including the original stamped receipt dated 1919. I am now teaching my 10 year old granddaughter to sew, and we often look at the keepsakes I have from years gone by. Thanks to everyone for sharing their legacy stories too. I have really enjoyed reading them.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 2, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    First off, I love this card and its simple elegance. I would be over the moon if I won it or any other card you made. They are all always beautiful works for art.
    My Dad passed away two years ago this July 29. I miss him every single day. I have lots of pictures of us together as I grew up but I have a special one that I truly cherish. We are dancing together, arm in arm, at a family wedding. My Dad was a great dancer and I love to dance so having a picture of us dancing together makes this picture precious. It’s even more precious because it’s the last picture of us dancing together before my Dad began the long descent into illness. One day, I’ll scrapbook a layout of this picture but for now, it sits on my nightstand where I can see it every morning and as I go to bed at night. I love you Daddy.ReplyCancel

  • Diana GeorgeJuly 2, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    I have only been making cards for the past 2 years but have always been a crafter making mink teddy bears out of old mink coats for keepsakes for people. I carve eggs and decorate them and have given numerous ones to family members for keepsakes when I had lung cancer and was told I wouldn’t get better but that’s when I learned God had another plan for me. I’m still here and am making cards and even teaching a few classes. I’m enjoying making them but giving them away is much more fun.I look at your blog most days and enjoy everything I’ve seen and got much inspiration from it. Thankyou for shareing.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJuly 2, 2015 - 9:35 pm

    Dear Becca, thank you for inspiring me. I made all my Christmas cards last year and many replied they opened the card and love came pouring out. I want to thank you for all you blogs and beautiful creations. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramJuly 2, 2015 - 11:07 pm

    My mom was so good about sending my daughter letters and cards. She said the same thing 30 years ago about emails. Good for you for bring revival to writing and sending tangible love to others thru cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sue LankfordJuly 2, 2015 - 11:18 pm

    You are such an inspiration, if only I had more time for crafting..winning this month would be fun since it will be my 75th birthday on the 10th of July..thanks for your dedication to this art..ReplyCancel

  • PatJuly 3, 2015 - 7:39 am

    I have a cookbook from a church society that was given to me by my father, who is gone now. I use the cookbook occasionally but will never part with it because my Dad wrote a special message to me inside the front cover. I cherish his thoughts in his own hand.ReplyCancel

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  • Jan JoyalJuly 3, 2015 - 9:32 am

    I love all your cards Becca but Day 3 is stunning. I will be sure to try to make one like on my own. Love your work and thank you for your inspiration.

    Warm Regards JanReplyCancel

  • Lisa GregoryJuly 3, 2015 - 10:19 am

    Nothing beats the written word..Whether it is a hand written 5 page letter, or a short sweet note written in a card. It is always special. Your cards convey the same feeling. From the heart..Thank you for giving back. I’m with you on that one!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Jackie KoreenJuly 3, 2015 - 10:21 am

    I have taught cardmaking for years, but what has been wonderful is one of my pupils creating a special style, a collage card, each with a poem she has written for that person. Each holiday she sends me a hand created card to know I am not forgotten since I moved to Arizona. She knows I still have “moments” since the death of my son and always calls and asks how I am doing. Nancy is a very special person!ReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijJuly 3, 2015 - 11:54 am

    Thanks for the words you have spoken Becca.
    Your card is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Judy RyanJuly 3, 2015 - 2:09 pm

    Your cards are beautiful and inspiring. Day 3 of contest.ReplyCancel

  • ayoti mittraJuly 3, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Wow! It would be an honour to own a Becca Card! Love this idea if I can have a card I will treasure it. It will be my pleasure. I admire your creations and you inspired me lot. Thank you. Love you xxReplyCancel

  • ChristineJuly 3, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    Becca, your card is fabulous! As an English teacher, I adore the theme and the actions you are taking to keep the written word alive. Bravo!

    It is hard to select a dearest legacy, but it would have to be my great-great grandmother’s secretary. It traveled with her family from Michigan to the Oklahoma Land Run. As a child, I loved looking at the dainty tea cups stored behind the glass and marveled at the pigeonholes full of old papers and letters. I could go on so! What a dear treasure and a reminder of a godly woman.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle KoziolJuly 4, 2015 - 2:39 am

    Hi Becca,
    Its my first time emailing you just wanted to let you know how much i enjoy your blog. A friend told me to have a look so i did
    and having enjoy it. You have a true gift thankyou for sharing
    with us.
    Thankyou MichelleReplyCancel

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  • ColleenJuly 4, 2015 - 7:15 am

    Such a beautiful card and what a great inspiration you are to all of us.
    Thank youReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 4, 2015 - 7:48 am

    Awesome work again…my hand writing is ugly…so I always us a stamp or computer, thanks for this beautiful offerReplyCancel

  • SheetalJuly 4, 2015 - 8:59 am

    Hi Becca… This is such a fabulous idea..!! N I love it cards.. They are so beautiful n elegant… Would be really lucky to receive your handmade card …
    My most precious legacy is from my grandfather..
    His notebook where he wrote all his thoughts and workings.. He was such a scholar.. I miss him so very much .. N his handwriting is oh so amazing… I used to admire his handwriting .. N I also have his glasses he used to wear…

    I think writing these days is withering away and texts n e-mails are preferred. But it’s always nice to receive a handwritten note or handmade card n such.. It makes u feel loved…

    Thanks for all U do Becca..!!ReplyCancel

  • Alma DirpaulJuly 4, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    What an amazing idea. Thanks for the chance to win your cards.
    My father in law was an inspiration to me. His handwriting was perfect and a joy to look at only to be surpassed by the depth of his written message.ReplyCancel

  • Leisa CairnsJuly 4, 2015 - 12:42 pm

    I am always in awe of your cards and would feel so honoured to have one of .your cards on display in my craft room. I finally actually made one of your card designs for a card-making friend who has faithfully made cards for my husband and myself and up until last month sadly I’ve never been ready with a card for her in time for her birthday.

    The most cherished legacy items I have are numerous handmade Christmas tree ornaments that my Mom and I would buy together each Fall at craft shows. We both really cherished handmade items and have collected crafts from all over North America. Each year we’d give each other a handmade Christmas ornament that we’d bought for each other. Sadly she died in 1993 but each year when I decorate our tree, I reminisce about the time we spent together to buy each ornament.

    So many people no longer value handmade or personal items whether it’s cards, furniture, sewn items, pottery, etc. I agree with you Becca, the “personal touch” is disappearing, so good for you to try to keep it alive!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie AngelleJuly 4, 2015 - 3:46 pm

    I am so thankful I found you on You Tube and now viewing your website and blog. WOW! Your cards are amazing and can’t wait to try some out to pass around to others.

    I truly enjoy giving cards away and thankful for wonderful and talented artist as you to share your makings with others.ReplyCancel

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    • RayaJuly 5, 2015 - 8:19 am

      Love your card Becca! You and your creations are inspirational! I feel that all gifts deserve a handwritten note. It shows an appreciation for the gift received.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth SartainJuly 5, 2015 - 8:27 am

    I think thank you notes should always be hand written.ReplyCancel

  • Patsy EcclesJuly 5, 2015 - 4:27 pm

    When someone has stood up for you, defended you…this action should be met with very personal thanks…or when you see someone stand up for someone or something else that protected or shielded or promoted others…the action was personal and so the reply should also be. Thank you for letting me remember this and voice it.. I think I will look around and follow this advice myself this week.

  • Lainie MichelJuly 5, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca :)

    What a great question! One of my most prized possessions (besides my husband and children) is a Swedish Bible that my Great Grandfather brought here when he came to the U.S. I found his name and the ship that he came over on when he landed at Ellis Island. I think it is so wonderful that I know he held that Bible in his hands when he first stepped foot on American soil. I just wish I could read Swedish :) Believe me, I read my English one!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • DoloresJuly 6, 2015 - 11:16 am

    I just had a birthday in June all my friends made me a hand made birthday card. Very niceReplyCancel

  • Phyllis Van KampenJuly 6, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    HI Becca,
    Your cards are lovely. I just found your site about a week ago.
    I Just sent a get well card this morning. I am sending a birthday card tomorrow and received a hand written letter dated June 25th from a friend from New York who I send my cards too. Most of the time, people notify me that they received my cards and love them. Got a call from a cousin last week thanking me for the birthday card I made her. It is very rewarding. I never send a card expecting one in return.
    Thanks for sharing your cards for inspiration.

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  • BarbaraJuly 7, 2015 - 7:19 am

    I love sending cards! Every Monday I write notes that are included with cards that I make. I started out writing 7 but am now down to 5. I do use a lot of ideas from your cards–of course they never turn out as beautiful as yours! A lot of the time I don’t have the same die that you use so make do with ones that are similar. I also make birthday cards and all my friends have saved the ones that I make.ReplyCancel

  • kayJuly 7, 2015 - 7:56 am

    I look forward every day for one of your cards. My only hope is that some day I can “sort of” recreate one of your cards that does it justice. My grandchildren look forward to receiving their cards from grandma and of course that makes me happy.

    thank you for inspiring me every day.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 7, 2015 - 11:45 am

    Thanks again for the chance to win one of your beautiful cards.

    I sent a handmade card last week to a friend who just found out she has bone cancer.ReplyCancel

  • Mona BeverlyJuly 7, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    I sent a handmade card to my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. She is 98 years old and lives by herself out of town (with a daughter nearby). She is a dear lady and always appreciates my efforts.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

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  • Edie LesslieJuly 8, 2015 - 7:30 am

    Though I have not been on the computer a lot since I lost my husband unexpectedly, I have always loved your work. I followed you when you lost your husband and can now emphasize with you. The thing I cherish most right now is a flannel shirt that he wore and I have never washed. Other things I cherish are Christmas ornaments that I have exchanged at a place where I used to work. To this day, if I want to give friends a small gift, I buy a special Christmas ornament and if possible, write my name and the year on it.ReplyCancel

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  • Beverly JordanJuly 9, 2015 - 8:50 am

    Becca, it is a privelege to be able to receive one of your beautiful cards! They are made with love and expertise. I try to watch and learn though I do not have all the materials you may have my attempts make me happy. Thank you for this opportunity to win one! I so agree with sending handmade cards and written letters!ReplyCancel

  • Muriel WilliamsJuly 10, 2015 - 3:00 am

    I receive your email and cannot wait to open Becca, full of inspiration. Your email has had a very positive affect on my life. Your cards are always stunning and meticulously detailed which indicates how much love you put into each card and is a joy to see. A handmade card is a pleasure to receive and also create. I must admit lately I have not made many cards, hands in the air! A crafter always makes cards but often does not receive a handmade card with words written for them.
    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

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  • DorothyJuly 10, 2015 - 11:40 am

    Hi Becca, you have touched my heart and inspired me for years now with your creativity. Thank you for posting this opportunity to share the written word. I have 3 beautiful granddaughters and I love to share my heart with them using every opportunity I have to create a personal card from me to them. I usually make up a silly poem to tickle and make them giggle or tell them of how they inspire me. I do this to leave them a legacy of my love. Recently I made a story book, journalling with photos, the journey from my granddaughters birth announcement to us as soon to be grandparents and followed page by page from then to her 10th birthday. She was so delighted for her storybook, she read it to her classmates. Words can not express the feeling of share and deep contentment I had for spending the hours it took to leave her the memory of our thankfulness for her. She has since tucked her storybook away but every now and then, she’ll take it out and read her story (she is now 16years old). I Thank God for the many blessings in creativity and beautiful works of art – may they be a legacy to continue on in my girls. Blessings on you and your day.ReplyCancel

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  • Tina hallJuly 11, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Hi becca I have started writing a journal to pass on to my children and hope that they will add to it and pass it on to their children your cards are so inspiring thank you for the chance to win oneReplyCancel

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  • Beth PJuly 12, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    I have a lovely handmade box over one hundred years old which my grandmother made and kept special treasures in. She showed them to me couple of times when I was a child and now I have it and it is very special to me.

    Love the card thank you again for sharing your talent with us all.


  • RosemaryJuly 12, 2015 - 10:09 pm

    I just don’t understand how you come up with these amazing cards, I wish I had all the talent that you have. When I get an idea for a card I have to do it right away They are not as nice as yours are but people love them and can’t wait to get themReplyCancel

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  • Diann RichardsonJuly 14, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Becca I started making cards about a year ago and as I loked online to learn and get ideas I came across your wed showing all of your beautiful cards . Your cards is what made me want to get started . As a teacher the words I put in my cards were as important as the look of my cards. I have been told so many times that the words in my cards lifts spirits and gives smiles to those who really need them. I love your work and hope I can learn to make my cards as beautiful someday.ReplyCancel

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  • MaxineJuly 16, 2015 - 8:27 am

    I have a few things that were my two grandma’s, namely recipes.
    I made a recipe book for my 2 daughters, 2 daughter-in-laws and my 2 nieces, plus 2 granddaughters.
    One niece called me and was crying when she was talking to me as she was ever so thankful that I choose to share with her.
    On each recipe I shared the name of the person plus age of recipe and how they were related to me.
    Every time I make one of these recipes I think of the hand ships they ladies faced most of the days.ReplyCancel

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  • Wanda BassJuly 19, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    HI Becca,
    Inspiration for me comes from visiting the few sites whose designs inspire me. Once I see the possibilities, then I start to think of what I can do with the dies I have or for the person I want to make the card. During the design, I might veer off to another ideas, especially after I see what the original idea looks like and come up with a better idea.
    Thank you so much for inspiring me and teaching me to grow in my card making skills. It’s a beautiful journey.

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  • Marilyn HeppJuly 20, 2015 - 3:05 pm

    Becca, Day 20 is SO ELEGANT! What a perfect wedding card for someone special! You know every card you have made is so outstanding I don’t know how anyone would even be able to pick one out. Guess I’d take the all…. :)ReplyCancel

  • Betty HarnageJuly 20, 2015 - 3:22 pm

    Not as many as I’d like. Maybe 10. You’re such an inspiration Becca and make the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen. Would love to have one to keep forever!ReplyCancel

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  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJuly 23, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    What a wonderful idea Becca, very exciting too, thank you so much for this amazing opportunity, your cards as usual as exquisite x x xReplyCancel

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  • Diane BurtonJuly 25, 2015 - 1:58 am

    I have been an admirer of yours for a long time and your work is absolutely beautiful. It is wonderful of you to not only share your work but to give it away. I made a family memory book and treasure it. Hopefully, someone else will treasure it as much as I do sometime in the future.ReplyCancel

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  • DixieJuly 25, 2015 - 10:22 am

    When my mother graduated from high school, during WWII, her parents could not afford to buy her a class ring. Instead they bought her a ring with, what they thought was her birthstone. Shortly before her death 12 years ago she gave this ring to me as she thought the stone was close to my birthstone’s color.
    I loved the ring but it never fit so it just laid in my jewelry box. This spring my great niece graduated from HS. She is a beautiful woman both inside & out, also a very good scholar. I decided to give her the ring, after getting it sized to fit her and also made her a card similar to your style, Becca. She was thrilled & touched by the gift & card. They took pictures of her opening the gift as I was not able to be there. It’s nice to know that something my mother loved & I loved is now being loved again.ReplyCancel

  • Shari AlbrechtJuly 25, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    What an honor it would be to own a Becca card. I have the passort my Grandma used with my mom & uncle in it when they left Scotland. I also have both grandparents marriage certificateReplyCancel

    • Pat WaferJuly 29, 2015 - 7:46 am

      Good Morning Becca, you had mentioned that you send out friendship cards the most. I thought about it and realize that I send out Birthday Cards the most and Anniversary Cards after that. I did something a little different this year for an Anniversary. Today is my daughter and son in law’s 26th year of marriage. I was so impressed and happy for them and wanted to do something special so I sent them an Anniversary card each week as my contribution of they’re celebration. So they got four cards, the fourth being the finale. They were all done in white.

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    • Pat WaferJuly 28, 2015 - 10:20 am

      Becca, I too have wished for one of your cards and would consider it an honor to have one. As tempted as I would be to keep the card that you are giving away, I would honor your request and write in it and send it on. I have several items that belonged to my mother who is deceased but what I love most is what I use as a desk now that at one time was a dresser. It had mirrors on it that were in three parts and the two on the ends could be folded in. I treasure this dresser/desk and have fond memories of my mother as I use it.ReplyCancel

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  • Rosa SmithJuly 31, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    You always have such lovely cards!ReplyCancel

  • JillJuly 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    This card is so beautiful! (just like ALL your cards!

    I save just about every letter people have sent to me…
    They are real treasures to me.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl DumaisJuly 31, 2015 - 11:50 pm

    i can’t believe that in all the times I’ve pinned things you created that I’ve never seen your blog. Your cards are amazing and have inspired me again and again. I love today’s card it is so feminine. Thank you for sharing these with us!ReplyCancel