An Ordinary Life

Sweet blog friends, what a wonderful conversation we had about lighting.  More people use a light tent than I thought, but many of you are veterans of natural lighting.  I think it doesn’t matter as long as you get the good picture :-)  At home my light tent is set up in a closet in my sewing room – all I have to do turn around from my table, open the door, snap some shots and I’m off.  But, I’m going to scout for a place where I can get some natural shots too.  So on to my cards for today . . . when I saw the 2013 Valentines Day Stamp Set from Quietfire Designs, I absolutely swooned – they are timeless and will be in style today as well as years from now.  It was a treat to sit down and play with them because valentines cards are an open invitation to use lace, silk, frills, flowers and pearls to glam a card up, right?  The first uses one of my very favorite sentiments, I have this in another long wide stamp and this one is short and tight.  In fact, this one fits perfectly into a variety of Spellbinders, so here’s what I did.

I used one of the new embossing folder called Spellbinders ™ Framed Petite Labels.  To give it a little bit of color I swiped my pink ink pad across the raised dots then used a dauber to highlight some of the other details.  This sweet vertical piece I used comes from the new Spellbinders ™ Ornate Squares and I turned it up on end just to create some detail.  To stack on top of that I took the center piece from Spellbinders™ Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and stamped my sentiment.

I picked up a little $1.00 frame from AC Moore and decided to create a little gift.  To get started, I simply glued design paper to the opening.  So that it wasn’t just a plain frame, I created an insert the size of the inside of the frame and edged all four sides with Spellbinders™ On The Edge (love that petite scallop).   The petite flowers are from Spellbinders™ Bitty Blossoms and the swirly foliage is from Spellbinders™ Foliage Two.  I cut out two hearts from this fabulous Webster Pages paper and speared them on my pearl pins.  

Stamps: Quietfire Design – 2013 Valentines Day Stamp Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, Webster Pages
Ink: Amuse – French Roast, Blush
(card) Spellbinders ™ Framed Petite Labels, Spellbinders ™ Ornate SquaresSpellbinders™ Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Recollections Half Pearl Stickers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Bow Maker
(frame), Spellbinders™ On The EdgeSpellbinders™ Bitty BlossomsSpellbinders™ Foliage TwoMaya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Seam Binding, Lace, Bow Maker

Have a great weekend friends, see you soon!

  • Robyn JosephsJanuary 26, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Beautiful cards- my favorite of yours ever!
    Yes these stamps are timeless and give any card an elegant look that you are the queen of!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly LJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Love them both, but the frame is my fave, as I really adore the heart shapes, flowers, pin … ohh so lovely! :)ReplyCancel

  • lizJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Another timeless look! can’t wait to get back into my “Becca Card day” where I do nothing but make cards I love from your blog.ReplyCancel

  • milliejsJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Oh Becca, you are absolutely outdoing yourself even. Your last few cards have been breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. You and your creations are very inspirational. Thanks again, MillieReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Another great creatin here Becca. I too love these sentimentstamps, and especialy those you just keep on and on grabbing over and over again like this one here. This is such a wonderful card hun and you really did ana wesome job on this here too.ReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    I absolutely love your first elegant card!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:09 pm

    Very lovely cards. I love the way you turned the new Spellbinders folder into such a gorgeous one that would make every recipient swoon with admiration.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    And yes, the new Quietfire stamp is great—not only for Valentine’s day but also for wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    Your first card is soooooo sweet, and elegant at the same time! I REALLY like it! Thanks for sharing it Becca!
    Paper Hugs,

  • QuietfireJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful Becca! I think the framed piece is a brilliant idea! I will make one and hang it where my dh will see it every night! Thank you so much for using the stamps. {hugs}ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    BOTH of your creations are LOVELY BECCA!!!!!!!! I can just see SOMEONE taking that little gift you’ve made & decorating a LOVELY BEDROOM with those colors! AND I LOVE both sentiments—on your card & your gift! VERY ROMANTIC SET today!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Claire SJanuary 26, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Simply gorgeous…FAIRYTALE is my favorite quote! Thanks for sharing and making our days so enriched with beauty.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire SReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 26, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    Both of these are gorgeous Becca!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJanuary 26, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    Oh, this card is so beautiful! Thank you, for the inspiration, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealJanuary 26, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    I’m simply enchanted with your two projects. They’re charming, to say the least. With a dynamic duo like Spellbinders & Quietfire Designs in your creative-genius hands, the outcome is predictable – delightful!ReplyCancel

  • colleen hJanuary 26, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    beautiful card, love it, i like the frame too but the card is a winner in my book, thanks againReplyCancel

  • Hettie HJanuary 26, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    These are very lovely cards. The details are breath taking! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJanuary 26, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    Stunning thanks for sharing .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from NZJanuary 26, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    I just love it when I see another of your gorgeous creations using bits and pieces I already have. Can’t wait to do these. Thank you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KeoghJanuary 26, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Breath taking as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Mary AllenJanuary 26, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Elegant and beautiful. TFS. Hugs, MaryReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthJanuary 26, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    Wow cards brill job on both of them xxxReplyCancel

  • Darlene PJanuary 26, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    As always, simply stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • TheresaJanuary 26, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    I love those sayings but unfortunately I wouldn’t have anyone to send them to.ReplyCancel

  • Margarita DickensJanuary 26, 2013 - 7:54 pm

    I must admit I am not a lover of pink, but you use it so well, many thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsJanuary 26, 2013 - 8:54 pm

    Happy weekend Becca,
    These are two of the plainest cards I have ever seen you make ~ don’t get me wrong they are beautiful but plain in all sense of the Becca theory!! I get very excited when ever I get your emails like what will it be today!! Hope you have a delightful weekend as well Weather here has been remarkable, hasn’t it?

  • SusanJanuary 26, 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Two lovely cards Becca — the pink and white one is my absolute favourite. It is so feminine and pretty.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 27, 2013 - 12:02 am

    Love these cards, Becca. They are beautiful and showcase your creativity in a wonderful way! Pink is magic in your hands, girl. Keep these cards coming, because I am addicted to your blog!ReplyCancel

  • kendellJanuary 27, 2013 - 5:01 am

    Beautiful work as always.ReplyCancel

  • YogiJanuary 27, 2013 - 10:41 am

    both fabulous pieces. love the first one so elegant. Have a great dayReplyCancel

  • EileenJanuary 27, 2013 - 11:40 am

    beautiful cards as always Becca… favourite one is the first one, the pink one, it is so feminine and sweet.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Heather WoodsJanuary 28, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Hi Becca – love both cards and they look so different…. Tried yesterday’s card and although I didn’t have the same dies I am pleased with the result -later today I will be delivering the card plus a cake to my DIL hope she likes both. tfs
    Heather (UK)

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJanuary 28, 2013 - 6:27 am

    Such lovely works of art! I love all the pink and white in the ordinary life card…and the Swiss Dots embossing adds lovely texture. The frame is darling! Your flowers are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne WJanuary 28, 2013 - 6:46 am

    Gorgeous card!! Love the frame!!ReplyCancel

  • ArianeJanuary 28, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Magnifique Carte comme toutes les autres d’ailleurs

  • DeeRadcliffeJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:27 am

    Love your cards. You have inspired me to get out my stamps again. Thanks. DeeReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 3, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    Such pretty cards, Becca! Love them!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel