A Bit of News

Sweet blog friends, I have a bit a news to share.  Please note that I’m choosing not to hang the word “sad” on my news, because it is not a sad occasion and I’m a firm believer that when one door closes, another one opens.   In fact, the proof that something good is always on the way is apparent to me in every waking day.  Most of the last ten months I’ve spent the lion’s share of my time working on the Amazing Paper Grace Kit Club – in fact the last kit shown on January 15th is on its way to club members as we speak; some have already arrived.  For many reasons – way too many to detail here, the January Amazing Paper Grace kit is going to be the last kit issued.  What this means to members is that no new kit is to be unveiled on February 15 and no charges will be made to your credit cards for those future kits.  

I won’t be going anywhere :-)  This creates a great opportunity to get back to what I love, my blog.  I haven’t made a video since last year, so the camera is being dusted off as I speak.   I’m hopeful that the next door will open soon and I’d encourage you to be on the lookout for new stamps to my line licensed by JustRite Papercrafts in the coming months.   The kit was a huge undertaking between three different entities in three different parts of the country; I did not own the kit, I was just blessed to be able to design it each month.   Thankfully, each of the companies involved still exists and in fact, if there was a kit that you really wanted, but were not sure about, you probably want to go back and buy that kit before they are gone for good!!!

Please note, that as the designer, I don’t handle customer service inquiries other than to pass your messages along.  The reason for this is I don’t have any of your account information or any of the shipping records and wouldn’t be able to answer your question.  Going forward, if you have any questions about previous kits or want to purchase additional kits you must either call customer service at 918-453-9111 or go to the kit website – www.amazingpapergraces.com.  Scrap-Mart, who has many kit clubs under their umbrella,  has done an amazing job at customer service with previous kits and will continue to field inquiries at the following email address:  info@amazingpapergraces.com

My heartfelt thanks to JustRite Papercrafts for graciously manufacturing both the superb quality dies and stamp sets that filled the kit.  Thanks also goes to Scrap-Mart for gathering all the goodies, packing and getting them into mailboxes all over the world.  Thank you to the roughly 500 members who looked forward to every shipment and for blessing me with such encouraging words each month.   I hope you’ll continue to look forward with me, after all, tomorrow is another day :-)



  • CaroleFebruary 13, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    Sometimes one has to pull back and just change courses. As much as I loved and looked forward to each and every kit, I certainly respect your decisson to no longer do this great task. Bless you for each loving thought and time spent on the kits you did create.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanFebruary 13, 2013 - 11:48 pm

    That is so understandable…we still love and adore you and will continual to support you in any way….
    The Lord has a new journey for you and I know it will a blessing…ReplyCancel

  • Victoria C.February 14, 2013 - 12:08 am

    Becca, your an amazing person and your right, God opens doors when HE closes windows…Bigger and Better, that is what the Father wants for us…I am glad you’ll be doing video’s as I adore you and the work you do…your the only one I have on my Pinterest acct…thank you for all that you do…I can’t wait to see what the Father has in store for you! blessings, victoriaReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 14, 2013 - 12:12 am

    2012 was an exciting year for you, with the launch of your Kit Club. What an experience! What a wonderful opportunity! I am so thankful for all of the beauty you brought to our lives with your kits and I soooo look forward with you to see what is in store for you in the coming months. May I offer these famous words from a wonderful person very experienced in living through change:
    “This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.”
    ? Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding PlaceReplyCancel

  • Teresa B.February 14, 2013 - 12:40 am

    You have been at the top of all you have done for us all along. I’ll be here waiting for your next presentation of whatever comes next. Can’t wait.
    Blog on!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MFebruary 14, 2013 - 12:59 am

    Oh Becca, I’ve received 3 of your kits and will be trying to get the other 2 that I don’t have. I haven’t completed anything yet but they are all wonderful. I also love your bow maker! You are at the top of my list for most beautiful cards on the web. The die you designed for Spellbinders is also on my long list. The frame you made with it was stunning and I’m going to copy it for my children and grandchildren. I wish you the best of love and luck in all you endeavor. I know you will persevere in all God brings to you. You are one (1) super lady.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce AndersonFebruary 14, 2013 - 1:44 am

    I Praise God THANKFULLY each and everytime I face the “fork in the road” as you recently have.
    You are truly “listening” to His voice and I love that so much!

    Please know we all have enjoyed being a part of this journey of Kits
    with you and I will continue to pray for your Guidance and Wisdom that
    He will give you.


  • MelanieFebruary 14, 2013 - 1:50 am

    Oh Becca thankyou for the stunning kits I have received still waiting for my Jan kit but it does take a while to get to the U.K I will continue to follow you thanks for the inspirations . MelanieReplyCancel

  • Debbie G.February 14, 2013 - 1:58 am

    I can appreciate all of the work it takes to administer, manage and operate the kit club, much less the unique designs within each kit. it’s been an amazing ride and I thank you for all that you put into the Kit Club. I applaud you for accepting what the limits are on the journey and making the necessary changes. Amazing Paper Grace will always be one of the top blogs I visit each day because I can’t wait to see the beautiful cards that you create. God bless! debbieReplyCancel

  • Carol SouthernFebruary 14, 2013 - 2:19 am

    I was so excited knowing tomorrow I would see another beautiful kit released by you, but sadly it isn’t to be. I loved these kits and it was a treat to see it arrive and make up the cards.
    We all have to do what is best for ourselves and I appreciate the time you must have put into these kits. Thanks for delivering your talent to my door each month. There will be something else around the corner for sure.
    I visit each day and will continue to be amazed at your creative talent.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 14, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Our hearts know when we need to take inventory of our activities to see if they are really what we want to do. It is all about chosen priorities. The really neat thing is that if one doesn’t launch out into unchartered waters how will that person ever grow? I sold cards for the gals at the local credit union on a regular basis and though it was a really cool idea and I loved it, it proved too demanding and drained my creativity. I had to PRODUCE! It turned into something I had not bargained for. But to have someone actually want one of my cards, to pay their hard earned cash for it, uplifted me very much. But, not for me….I am back to doing what I love; simply making cards for those I love and care about.ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellFebruary 14, 2013 - 5:08 am

    I’m looking forward to your videos again, they are always a treat!!ReplyCancel

  • PatFebruary 14, 2013 - 7:11 am

    for me this door closing means I get to see and learn more from you I miissed your videos they taught me so much Welcome back to usReplyCancel

  • SuAnneFebruary 14, 2013 - 8:07 am

    We’ve “missed” you Becca. Looking forward to the wonderful things you’ll be sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CFebruary 14, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Oh Becca, I just started getting the kits. I had received the December and February one. I have completed all of December kit and I only lack the journal being done with the February kit. I am so sorry, because I loved to the kits. But , I have missed seeing you be so active on your blog. You are an inspiration. I hope that you will continue to create beautiful cards and share them with us.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie CastilloFebruary 14, 2013 - 8:34 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. I’m sure that your next endeavor will be just as amazing as this was. Good luck and God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Regina M. HamiltonFebruary 14, 2013 - 8:37 am

    Sometimes God closes a door and open a window. I will be waiting patiently for your next video. I have missed them.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BFebruary 14, 2013 - 9:03 am

    I am sad to hear there will be no more kits as they were so well put together. If you are okay with it, then I am. I look forward to the next step of your journey and know that we are there with you.ReplyCancel

  • MargFebruary 14, 2013 - 10:06 am

    As a receiver of the Kits I certainly appreciated all your wonderful designs. I will be sad to see them go but on the positive side, I will still be seeing your designs and creative projects. You know what is right for you. Welcome back to what you enjoy doing.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie WFebruary 14, 2013 - 10:53 am

    The Lord does indeed open other doors to us. I really liked the stamps and dies that you designed for your kits, but I have soooooo much paper and other stuff, I didn’t feel I could justify purchasing the whole kit. I am looking forward to seeing what other items you come up with for JR. Blessings, and CRAFT ON!ReplyCancel

  • Sam BurnettFebruary 14, 2013 - 11:14 am

    While I’ve certainly LOVED the kits and am so glad I signed up the second I read the announcement about the Kit Club starting, and will miss getting them, I’ll still Love you Becca and look forward to seeing the next step in your journey. It takes a lot of courage to be able to say NO or STOP when you need to, and you must take care of yourself first and foremost – otherwise you have nothing to give to others and that would be such a shame for someone with the talent and artistry you have! Best of luck, I’m hanging with you!!!ReplyCancel

  • milliejsFebruary 14, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    Becca, I for one am very glad to have you returning to the videos. It’s kind of like the saying about giving a man a fish or teaching him how to fish. That is what the videos are for me. I didn’t buy any kits, not because they weren’t beautiful, but because I need to learn HOW to do them myself.

    So from my humble opinion I can hardly wait for a video….

    Hugs from Nebraska.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret (Scotland)February 14, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    Hi Becca, not sad news, just news. At least we will still have you as our daily mentor. Sometimes, when a hobby becomes too overwhelming, it stops being a pastime that you love. Deadlines have a way of putting so much pressure on you, that you begin to resent what you have to do. I so admire you, for your honesty and courage, in taking such a step. You can always look back and say, “I did that, and did it well.” You go girl. We will always be here…the avid followers and fans.

  • Sandy HaysFebruary 14, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    To tell the truth… selfishly, I’m glad. I have missed you! As much as I admired your work with your kits, I really missed those beautiful random cards you would make. You are my number one “go to blog” when I need to make a really special card. Your choice of colors and your layering is a huge inspiration for me. Looking forward to more magic from the Layering Queen!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieFebruary 14, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    I am grateful for the kits I did receive and the inspiration they have provided. But as a blog reader, I see this as a definite mixed bag. While I will miss the kits and their beautiful contents – it would be good to see more of our projects and creativity too. I respect and admire your talent and courage – and those are things that can never be taken from you. Best wishes to you as you change paths – and know that you have a lot of admiration and support out here in the blogosphere.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa GrayFebruary 14, 2013 - 3:09 pm

    Thank you for this little note. I did Love the kits but I’m kind of happy because I haven’t had a chance to use them. I had signed up for the year. I loved the things you had designed for them and I loved the supplies inside but now I don’t have to feel bad that the box just sets there for “one day when I have the time”. Hugs!! Can’t wait to see the next door you step through.
    God Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealFebruary 14, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    Like most of your followers, I’ve got mixed emotions too. But one feeling overwhelms everything – I want what you want. You see, all of us like everything you do. You have no idea how much. So you do what’s best in your mind. Like a mama chicken, all us chicks will follow you online faithfully, where ever you go and whatever you do. Trust me on this.ReplyCancel

  • Monica LoreFebruary 14, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Well, I’m going to have a moment of “sad” (being a subscriber to the wonderful kits), then I will congratulate you on looking into new things and am looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve. Good Luck!ReplyCancel

  • DonnaFebruary 14, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Sorry to hear that but I understand. I am looking forward to seeing your new and innovative tutorials. I am finding that I don’t think outside the box much but you make up for that with your tutorials!

    Donna <ReplyCancel

  • Bert RiveraFebruary 14, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    I know you still have many wonderful projects ahead, with the next just around the corner. Best of luck.ReplyCancel

  • Desiree YoungFebruary 14, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    One word: heartbroken. I am glad things are good for you, but I am sad and I will miss your kit. :(ReplyCancel

  • ButterfliesFebruary 14, 2013 - 8:16 pm

    Good Evening Becca,

    I am so very grateful that you share your talent with us. I know that you have prayerfully thought through your decision. I am so looking forward to see what is in store for you in the future. Thank-you for all that you do.ReplyCancel

  • ButterfliesFebruary 14, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, I forgot! Is it still the 14th where you are??? Happy Valentines Day Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • FMFebruary 15, 2013 - 1:13 am

    I will miss these beautiful kits and will enjoy the ones that I have received. I full understand your decision and wish you well in your future endeavors.ReplyCancel

  • Deanne @ Three TreesFebruary 15, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Oh I am so sad – I looked so forward to receiving your kits in the mail. But I am happy that you are going back to something you love and that you are doing great :)

    Deanne :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda RoyaltyFebruary 15, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Becca, I have been one of the lucky ones to have all of your kits because I joined the kit club. I am so sorry that you will not be designing more kits, but God will open more doors for you. This I know. I love your blog and always read and watch what you are doing. Praying for you and your future. You are so very talented. God bless. :-)ReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 15, 2013 - 2:36 pm

    You don’t mention why the kits are being discontinued , and I must admit to being puzzled, for with 500 odd subscribers, surely profitability could not have been the issue. At any rate, I am one of .those subscribers, and I have been
    totally satisfied with the kits I have received. I have paid much more each
    month for scrapbooking kits, and did not receive as much product, or. carefully
    developed project instructions. The kits were lovely, and contained. almost infinite potential for creative use. Another bonus has been that I live in a
    town that does not have a dedicated scrapbooking store, and I loved
    Receiving products that are not normally available to me. Take pride in a job well done, and. best luck in. future. Endeavors.ReplyCancel

  • PamFebruary 15, 2013 - 4:25 pm

    Becca, i just got my February kit today, my very first one. I opened the box and everything in it is beautiful and I cannot wait to create with all of my new supplies. I got online to thank you for creating such beautiful products but sad to see that you will be discontinuing that endeavor. I have followed your blog for a long time now and have always respected your gorgeous creations and your blog. Although we will be missing out on great kits (probably the best one out there), it’s more important for you to be comfortable and happy in what you do. Have at it, we’ll be here looking over your shoulder hoping we can create something as half as beautiful as you do. Take care, luv ya! PamReplyCancel

  • MarianFebruary 15, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    I never had the pleasure of one of your kits, but I am so thankful that you are continuing with your blog and your lovely creations! I LOVE your talent and the fact that you share it. You have been a huge inspiration to me to start and continue with card making!
    Thank you

  • Michelle CoonFebruary 15, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    Becca – While I am disappointed to hear that there will be no new kits I am very thankful that I have each of the ones that you designed. I love the stamps and dies and use them often. I am looking forward to seeing what is ahead for you.

  • susanFebruary 15, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    Becca, thank you for all the wonderful kits. I have and will continue to enjoy them all. I can appreciate all the work and time you must have put into each one. I look forward to seeing where you go next in your journey. Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely work on line. Best wishes!ReplyCancel

  • Carla WmsFebruary 15, 2013 - 9:21 pm

    Becca: Thank you for sharing your talents with us. APG kits were the first and only paper kits I have ever subscribed to, primarily because I love the quality of your work. And although I am sad to see the kits discontinued, I am happy for you. Happy you are returning to your “first” love. I look forward to checking in and seeing all your beautiful creations and will continue to faithfully follow you. Wishing you God’s Best! CarlaReplyCancel

  • FebeFebruary 16, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Becca I’m SO looking forward to the future and what it brings!
    I just purchased my first, and now, my only kit and know that I”ll enjoy it for years to come.
    But what I’ll enjoy even more is stopping by every now and then seeing something new you’re up to, something different you’ll be sharing.

    No saddness, just excitment for what tomorrow brings: more Joy!

    Wishing you the best, and wanting you to know, like everyone else, I’ll be here at your side!

    Onward and forward we go!


  • Rachel BrooksFebruary 17, 2013 - 11:09 am

    I have them all – waiting to be used – but I’ll enjoy them when the time is right to create. I love your creations and those very special dies. They’ll be in use forever! I was at a point where I felt my budget was begging me to quit, but I just couldn’t bear to miss any kits, so this will help the budget! :) I know you’ll be moving in a new direction, and I’m sure you’ll continue to design stamps and dies that are all Becca! Good luck and congratulations for making a tough decision that is in your best interest!ReplyCancel

  • MagaliFebruary 17, 2013 - 11:27 am

    I am waiting for your response regarding my request for order 886
    Magali from BrazilReplyCancel

  • Cyndy WFebruary 17, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    Well Becca, I am sad to think that the kits are discontinued, I just bought my first on, received it yesterday and LOVE it. However, I LOVE you more and want you to be happy. There is no one in blog land that inspires me more than you, so if this decision helps you be happier, healthier, and more creative, then you have made the right decision and I accept it wholeheartedly. Now if you ever decide to “go away” completely, that is a different story. PLEASE DON’T DO THAT EVER! May the Lord bless you generously, as you bless all of us with your wonderful talents. Hold fast onto God’s perfect peace and find rest in his arms. Just let Him lead you and everything will be fine! Forever your fan.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronFebruary 17, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    I have missed your heavier involvement in your blog and, at the same time, know that you needed a profit center in your life. Looks like we are both going to eventually get what we want and I will gladly have my wish take second place while you forge ahead. Best wishes for all your endeavors and thank you, dear friend, for being so instrumental in moving my love of paper crafting to a higher level. I have been very happy lately now that I have the new bow maker and the CD in my possession. At last my cards have that super finishing piece they were missing!ReplyCancel

  • TeresaFebruary 17, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    Becca, I will miss the kits. Yours was one I “knew” I would love, as your style is so wonderful. Other kits never hit the mark for me month after month. I am sad. That said I will be here checking your blog and enjoying the grace and talent you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • WendyFebruary 18, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    I am really bummed, I just found this site and was going to buy the february kit. I was so excited to find something that included stamps and dies. is it not available now?ReplyCancel

  • crocifissa817February 18, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Becca thank you for sharing your God given talent with us. I am saddened that you will no longer be continuing with the kit club as it was exciting to wait for my kit each month. God has another blessing waiting in the wings. I will be on the look out for
    Future designs of yours.

    God Bless YouReplyCancel

  • EveleneFebruary 19, 2013 - 10:58 am

    I sincerely hope the Lord will continue to direct your path, and I’m sure whatever line of endeavor you will take now and in the future it is for your own best and His glory because He is the one who has endowed you with such a remarkable and amazing talent. All the best Becca!! You are well-loved.ReplyCancel

  • M CoxFebruary 19, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    I just finished doing the December Kit which everything turned out so beautiful. I was so proud when I stood back and looked at all that I had made with your ideas and was so pleased.
    My heart breaks, but you are a child of God and I feel he has bigger plans for you and your gifts.

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    Thank you for all that you share with your reads. Praying blessing for you.ReplyCancel

  • GmaKateFebruary 19, 2013 - 7:58 pm

    Becca, I’m so sad that you’re discontinuing the kits, but I respect your desire to concentrate on your blog. I will be proud to say that I have your entire collecton of kits, and will continue to be a faithful blog reader. As I keep using the various accessories and die cuts from the kits, I hope to be inspired by your talents. God bless you in your new endeavor of stamp collections!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 20, 2013 - 8:25 am

    I’m glad you are excited about making videos again because I sure am! I get your blog updates just to look at your beautiful cards. They aren’t anything I am capable of making, but I sure do admire them.

    Looking forward to your new focus.


  • glofloFebruary 20, 2013 - 11:48 am

    I loved the background of this so much I hope you don’t mind but I am using it as my cellphone wallpaper. Love your work..ReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 21, 2013 - 9:16 am

    I love your work and follow you but thought your kits too expensive. Somehow, I thought they were basically the Spellbinders die and a stamp, with just enough paper to do four cards and I thought four cards at $57 was pretty high. I didn’t realize they included extra paper until I read your note and most of the comments and then you know that feeling, “Oh, no, these will no longer be available!”. It seems we appreciate more what is no longer there! So I looked up your kits to see what I would be missing and saw all the stuff included! It sounds like you send enough paper, etc. to make dozens of cards, so I ordered two kits.

    I am so thankful you will still be blogging. I don’t understand all this kind of stuff but I hope that somehow you are able to make your living while doing all this wonderful blogging and tutorials. When I first started looking at Spellbinders cards I noticed I was especially drawn to certain cards and in time came to realize they were yours! God has given you a great talent! Keep it up! You inspire us all! Southern SueReplyCancel

  • Gayle SchultzFebruary 21, 2013 - 11:07 am

    I really enjoyed knocking the socks off of my friends when I showed them each kit. Oh well, it seems I always get in on the good stuff at the end. On the plus side, maybe now you’ll be able to do the tutorial for the red snowflake card that you promised 2 years ago! Please???ReplyCancel

  • Myrna SweetFebruary 21, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    Becca: I received my final card kit in the mail today. Wow, you really put a lot of thought and effort into your card kits. I can’t even imagine the time it took you to reserch and design the kits. Your last was your best! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    xoxo MReplyCancel

  • Joan SchoppeFebruary 23, 2013 - 7:08 am

    Hi Becca,
    Your cards are so unique and beautiful. I check you website every day to see what wonderful creation you have come up with.
    I have a question that perhaps you can answer. I have been searching for a stamp that says :Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. Can’t find it anywhere and thought perhaps you could help.
    Thanks and Best Wishes,
    Joan SchoppeReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 23, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Congratulations on all of your gorgeous kits Becca. I know that whatever you do, you will have many people eager to see your creations. May God bless you as you continue your creative and life journey.ReplyCancel

  • CarleneMarch 3, 2013 - 12:37 am

    I LOVE your work and have LOVED receiving each kit, each month. I am sad that I will not be able to look forward with great anticipation to see what beauty you design for us each month. With that said, I certainly understand when one must re-evaluate what is on one’s plate and make decisions that help and enhance our lives. I will continue to be a dedicated Amazing Grace blog follower!ReplyCancel