A Gift for my Daughter and Blog Candy

Okay, I’m a little bit pleased with my results and I”ll say that surely doesn’t always happen.  Well, perhaps you don’t know but I can be as slow as molasses.  I really take my time when I’m making a card.  Well today, I’ve been out of the house all day and have only an hour before I have to go pick someone up.  I had these supplies and wanted to pull something together quickly so this is my one hour endeavor.  I know, hold your heart, it’s hard to believe . . . I knew exactly what I wanted to do and sat down to do it.   I found these three little hearts in the clearance section at Walmart and immediately knew they would go with this Quietfire Designs sentiment called When You Get to the End.   My sweet daughter claimed it – and whisked it off to go in her dining room :-)

I simply stamped the sentiment four times using a Stampamajig then went around the border with distress inks.  I broke the clasps off of the back of each heart and popped them up with foam tape.  I added the crystals so that there would be a little color.

Here’s the packaging from the heart pins – I hate to throw them away.  I might have to find a couple more of these.

ETA: The frame was also a cheapie from Walmart – I think it was $3.00.

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Quietfire Design – When You Get to the End
Paper:  The Paper Company – Khaki
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  Recollections – Red Gems

Okay, I’m out the door but I’ll be back tomorrow with a Blog Candy Winner.  You might be able to squeeze in another comment on my post of April 25th if you are quick ;-)

  • Linda EApril 29, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    Fabulous project!!! I’m headed to Walmart tomorrow. LOL!ReplyCancel

  • LoriApril 29, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    What a creative thing to do! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 29, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    My goodness! This is just beautiful! What a lovely piece to hang in her dining room!ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningApril 29, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Oh this is beautiful Becca! I don’t blame your DD for whisking it away with her!!!ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 29, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    you are so truly amazing and I just love this lovely piece that you have made up for you daughter! Its totally AWESOME and as always your work is always an inspiration!
    THank youReplyCancel

  • Linda J.W.April 29, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    This is sooo cut what a great gift.
    Linda J.W.ReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettApril 29, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    What a beautiful gift!!! Who WOULDN’T want something this lovely for their home?! Blessings, AngieReplyCancel

  • Bev J.April 29, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    That is a wonderful project-no wonder your daughter wanted it!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly CameronApril 29, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Becca this is just STUNNING!!!!!! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.April 29, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    Becca, I love this piece! You do such amazing work. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie A.April 29, 2010 - 6:36 pm

    It’s lovely and I am sure your daughter will enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • sandyMApril 29, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    This is amazing, outstanding, inspirational. Your daughter is a lucky gal.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanApril 29, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    This is gorgeous–makes me wish I was your daughter! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • CheriApril 29, 2010 - 6:41 pm

    Oh Beccca, you absolutely outdid yourself with this one!ReplyCancel

  • Chris R. from IowaApril 29, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    This is really cool. I like the hearts as they are too but the combination is really great. You constantly amaze me with your talent! Thanks for sharing this with us.ReplyCancel

  • CarokenApril 29, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    What a beautiful one hour endeavour!
    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DawnllApril 29, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    How lovely!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdApril 29, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    How wonderful is this! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Diane LApril 29, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    Abolutely gorgeous Becca!!! Lucky daughter!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SApril 29, 2010 - 7:05 pm

    Wonderful project in 1 hour,you are truly amazing Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannApril 29, 2010 - 7:05 pm

    What a beautiful gift you made for your daughter!!! Our Walmart in Canada must be different. I wouldn’t even know where to start looking for those hearts….?Have a good one!ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 29, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    Very pretty project. Your daughter is so lucky
    to have such a wonderfully creative mom.


  • bonnie weissApril 29, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    How in the world do you find 3 little hearts in a clearance section and turn them around to complete a project like this …. in an hour, no less!!!ReplyCancel

  • DaviApril 29, 2010 - 7:17 pm

    I can see why your daughter whisked it away.. It is really beautiful! isnt so cool when you come across those perfect little finds~ReplyCancel

  • Ladybug LindaApril 29, 2010 - 7:18 pm

    Becca, that is simply beautiful. What daughter/son wouldn’t want to receive that. Super job!!! TFS! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NEApril 29, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    This is a beautiful project Becca. The only detail you forgot to mention was where you found that beautiful frame. It just fits your project perfectly. I agree, your Daughter is very lucky to call you, “MOM”!!
    Linda S. in NEReplyCancel

  • Jan D.April 29, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    This is beautiful!

    I, too, work slowly, but every now and again everything just clicks into place quickly and I surprise myself at the results.

    Great project and thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • janeyApril 29, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    “one hour endeavor” and “simply stamped” do not equate with the stunning outcome of this project. I appreciate your talent, Becca.

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • SheriApril 29, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    I love that message. I have to admit that I am afraid of death so this would be perfect for me to look at everyday. Don’t know why I am afraid as I am a believer and know where I am going but it is the getting there and not knowing what is going on here that scares me.ReplyCancel

  • MickieApril 29, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    Outstanding!!! Why can’t I find those goodies at WM? LOL That is just absolutely precious.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 29, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    This is fabulous… I agree with Mickie, why cant I find these sales :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle ~ daydreams505April 29, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    This is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Miss GApril 29, 2010 - 8:18 pm

    I love the picture as well, very pretty and like your daughter I would have claimed it as well, given the chance.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieApril 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    Hello again,
    Just wanted to say WOW, its beautiful and fast.
    I cannot believe you did it in an hour!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim G.April 29, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Becca~ This is STUNNING hun! WOW What a gorgeous creation…if I were your daughter I would have claimed this amazing creation too! Your work is so gorgeous hun!
    Hugs~ KimReplyCancel

  • Jessica B.April 29, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    this is so pretty! great project, it’s fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonApril 29, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    What a nice gift. Such a beautiful creation and something that will live on forever and never get crushed or tossed aside like cards sometimes do. I especially like the way you framed it, it makes it worth a million dollars.ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 29, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    Very nice, Becca ~ what a wonderful gift for your daughter…ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanApril 29, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    This is so clever…..how creative…..you never disappoint us….and I’m sure your DD love it…..thank you for sharing……I just might have to make one of these for my DD……ReplyCancel

  • Sally GasparriApril 29, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    Becca – you are so talented and creative. If presented with the same materials, I never would have thought to make this lovely gift. You go girl!!!

    Sally GasparriReplyCancel

  • teelaApril 29, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    This is such a lovely gift! How clever! And no wonder your daughter snatched it up!ReplyCancel

  • MarieApril 29, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    vraiment magnifique votre tableau ; bravo.ReplyCancel

  • Regina NApril 29, 2010 - 11:37 pm

    Beautiful,Beautiful is all I can say as usualReplyCancel

  • Joyce HessenApril 29, 2010 - 11:43 pm

    Dear Becca
    Stunning work — you are amazing — love the idea.
    Keeps me inspired.
    Best Wishes Joyce from SA.ReplyCancel

  • Susan GApril 30, 2010 - 12:03 am

    This is a beautiful gift, I know I would CHERISH it always!

  • angela mcleanApril 30, 2010 - 12:26 am

    Mega GORGEOUS…. Just LOVE it!
    Angela xxx.ReplyCancel

  • lorraine krywyApril 30, 2010 - 12:34 am

    great card… isn’t it amazing how we can find a use out of everything. who would of thought we would save packaging, but i already see a few more cards from that.ReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonApril 30, 2010 - 1:11 am

    Oh Becca… this is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us : )
    Love and hugs ~

  • AnneApril 30, 2010 - 3:45 am

    How beautiful, Becca!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Martha HepburnApril 30, 2010 - 3:49 am

    Your creations are beautiful. I can understand why your daughter would want this. I would too. Keep up the fantastic creations.


  • lois skiathitisApril 30, 2010 - 3:57 am

    This is just lovely Becca, if I were your daughter I would have done the same thing. I must add this is so creatively done. Thanks for sharing some of your life with us, that’s how we get to know you and you get to know all of us a little with your questions for your blog candy, clever girl. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • emilyApril 30, 2010 - 4:12 am

    That is so beautiful Becca…I can judge how much I love something when I first open the page and how much it takes my breath away… I had to remember to breathe today! Love it! It’s nice to know that stamping isn’t just cards and scrapbooking. It can be art!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • mary lukemanApril 30, 2010 - 4:52 am

    Becca, A wonderful project. How lucky your daughter is!

  • JenApril 30, 2010 - 4:54 am

    How beautiful I bet she will love it if not I have a spot on my wall I sure would!!!!!

  • Julie StrenkeApril 30, 2010 - 5:44 am

    What a sweet little plaque. Your ideas always amaze me.ReplyCancel

  • ANNA ARTHURApril 30, 2010 - 6:40 am

    This is so, so sweet… I’ll be trying something similar this weekend. It’s amazing to me that other people can find such cute things, especially when I think I’ve seen them all. A quick trip to Wal-Mart is in the plans for the weekend. Have a beautiful day!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi GoreApril 30, 2010 - 7:08 am

    This is absolutely beautiful–well, all your work is absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RApril 30, 2010 - 7:13 am

    Beautiful! I can see why your daughter ‘claimed’ it.ReplyCancel

  • kraftychicApril 30, 2010 - 7:47 am

    What a beautiful gift for your daughter! Thanks for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • SandyApril 30, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Love the sayings and great presentation. The simplicity is so cool!ReplyCancel

  • DawnApril 30, 2010 - 8:47 am

    Beautiful and creative project!
    I can see why your daughter took it and ran!
    You are so talented and kind for sharing you gifts.
    Hugs, DawnReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanApril 30, 2010 - 9:34 am

    Beautiful, beautiful work. Your daughter is going to love it.ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn G.April 30, 2010 - 11:36 am

    It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleApril 30, 2010 - 11:50 am

    A lovely idea!!! Wonder if WalMart has any left???ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowApril 30, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    What a lovely find….I can’t get to Walmart until tomorrow….I know everyone will be out hunting for these….were they in the jewelry department?ReplyCancel

  • EarlineApril 30, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    Wow just love itReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasApril 30, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    One hour?!? Something so beautiful and meaningful that looks like it could have taken hours and hours to make! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • SuziApril 30, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    While I was till in the midst of savoring your design, a friend brought me little metal tags today with those very words on them! How cool is that? Thank you for all your creative ideas!ReplyCancel

  • JamieApril 30, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Beautiful project, Becca! Love those pins! I haven’t been to Walmart in ages – what isle were they in and what was the clearance price?

    Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marion (Australia)April 30, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    Hi Becca!

    What a great project. You have such wonderful ideas. It looks great in that distress ink color. The sentiment behind is terrific. I must get that stamp.
    Hugs MarionReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 1, 2010 - 7:25 am

    Gorgeous project, great sentiment to have around all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsMay 1, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    Becca I am in love with your project!!! How very beautiful….
    Don’t you love Suzanne Cannon’s work! I have many of her magnificent stamps.
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Deebi27May 1, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Oh so beautiful this framed piece is. simple and yet so very classy. I need to look for those pins next time I am at Wally World…my name for Wal-Mart! Fantastic piece Becca> Your daughter only deserves the best right…and for it to be from Mom is added extra!!ReplyCancel

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  • VikiMay 2, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    I love that! Those pins are awsome!ReplyCancel

  • YogiMay 4, 2010 - 8:18 am

    very pretty. I love the touch of color. Just makes everything else popReplyCancel

  • JO WITNEYMay 5, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    HI Becca, I am so sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. May God give you the comfort, strength, and fortitude to deal with your loss. I love this project, it’s etheral in many ways, and oh so heartwarming.ReplyCancel