Wow, so much to share! I’m back from my journey and let me tell you, jet lag is for real. I’m exhausted, but not too exhausted to share some lovely news. (Did you catch that “lovely” – it’s going to take me a while for the British vocab – which I love – to ebb out of my system.) First things first, Romancing the Swirl was revealed in the UK and I was blessed with a sell-out. We showed nine of the dies out of the collection, but not quite the whole collection. My news today is the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team will be revealing the entire collection – every.single.die – on Monday, May 14 at 9:00 am Central Time in another Amazing Paper Grace Introducing Blog Hop and of course all the prizes. As always, we’re going to show you exactly what you can make from each set of dies beginning on Monday and in the weeks ahead.
In the past, I’ve struggled to respond to handmade card and die winners. I’m a one-woman show and sometimes deadlines get the best of me. My second piece of lovely news and I’m so tickled to say that Melissa Bove from my Creative Team is going to spearhead coordinating all winnings so they come to you quicker. Continue to keep your ears on this because in the coming months we’re going to expand this campaign – Day of Giving is coming back!! I’ve had it on my heart to start some new programs that include our desire to reach out and give and include you! So, there is more in the works now that I have some help :-)
My Card Today
I thought I would share one of the cards I made on-screen while at Hochanda last week. I’ve used one of the new sets from Romancing the Swirl called Ringlet Round. The accent piece is from the Swirl Booklet Insert – this is actually one of my favorites and it was a delight to watch it reach an early sell out on Hochanda before all the others in the collection. My card is adorned with a new sentiment by Quitefire Design called Where Words Fail. I needed a simple make because I was on TV, but I still think it fits the classic, elegant rule but with the bonus of being quick to put together.
These dies are available next week. Please click on the Notify Me Button so you’ll get an alert when it’s ready.
I hope you’ll plan to stop by and see our creations for the Introducing Blog Hop. Which will be your favorite?
A Pin for you :-)
Stamps: Quietfire Design – Where Words Fail
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black, Ranger Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, Ringlet Round, Swirl Booklet Insert, Satin Ribbon, Pearls
I had a magnificent time in the UK. It was all work for this girl but I snapped a couple of pictures outside my hotel. That made me so thankful for the everyday beauty we live in – I’ll try to share them soon. The vibe in the UK was sooooooo me! I loved the sight of people sipping tea outside of the cafe, cobblestones, downtown shopping, the quaint ambiance. More than that, I adore the speech – it’s so very lovely – music to my ears. When I got the hotel, the desk attendant called me ‘madame’. Madame? Oh my goodness, that made me smile.
Good morning Becca, so glad you had a great time in the UK. Just love the new dies simply gorgeous.
Have a good one!!!
I’m glad you enjoyed your stay here Becca! I missed your shows when you were here and then they sold out ?. What a fabulous collection of dies! Or should I say a lovely collection of dies ?. Your cards are stunning! X
So happy you are home safe and sound…hopefully to get a bit of rest!!!
Your card is LOVELY – yes, the perfect word for it – LOL!
Still hopeful that you will have a few A-2 dies in your future for those of us that do not make the large cards!!!!
I’m so glad you’re back although I did watch every airing on Hochanda! I just couldn’t get enough of all the gorgeousness! I love this collection!!
Glad you had safe travels and are back home. Your designs make me so Happy. Thanks foe another inspirational day!
Much Love Pam
Becca, I have had this “Romancing the Swirl” collection on my wish list since your sneak preview way back in January. I have finally got my hands on it (way over her in New Zealand) and I just love it! Would be my favourite die set for now. Thank you so much for coming up with these wonderful ideas and creations. Bless you heaps.
Hello Becca. You did a fantastic job of showcasing your new dies and designs on Hochanda. I am eagerly awaiting their release here and can’t wait to see the examples that are coming up in the APG Creative Team Blog Hop. Your card today is so beautiful and I love Suzanne’s sentiment. I’m glad you had a good trip and that you enjoyed England, but I’m also glad you are back with us again to share your wonderful talent. I hope you find some time to rest and refresh before the launch of the new collection here.
Beautiful card watched your launch love the new collection can’t wait to see all of it will keep watching. Quinty girl.
Becca, I watched you on Hochanda. You were every bit as lovely as your surroundings. I thought you were as charming as your collection
Glad you are back safe and sound. Did you get used to being called “Love” a lot? I was born in Wales and that’s the best part of going home. Your new dies are gorgeous, as always. Now get some sleep!
OH MY GOODNESS, Becca! I would smile too if someone called me “madame!” LOL You can’t even get kids or adults to call you, “Mr. or Mrs.” here in the states anymore! It’s always, “Miss” whether you’re married or not! UGH! I’m SO GLAD you had a WONDERFUL TIME in the UK & had good sales!
Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOOVE the gold swirls! SO DELICATE & just GORGEOUS! Your card has a sophisticated feel to it with the linen color (or so it looks to me on this machine), & the ribbon with your swirls! ;) I LOOK FORWARD to seeing THE WHOLE RELEASE on Monday!!!! ;)
So glad you’re home, Becca, safe and sound and that you had a lovely time. Your creative team must be having a blast playing with these dies. They are so beautiful. Can’t wait for next week!
Love & blessings,
Hey there, I am so thankful for your accomplishments as of late. This card says it all for my own heart. When I am in the middle of a life storm, music ?soothes my wounded heart, as the sentiment says, where words fail. I will often play songs that speak the words that are on my heart that I am not able to utter.
Becca – lovely to see you this side of the pond and glad you are safely home….jet lag coming this direction is worse than heading West…..but don’t let that stop you coming back.
As usual this card is beautiful.
OOOoooo Honey!!!! I love, love, LOVE this new collection! I couldn’t imagine how you could possibly top your last collection, but this is dynamite!!! Swirllllls! How I love them!
So happy for you and all of your success. It really is fabulous!
First i would like to congratulate you on all of the fantastic shows on Hochanda. I was so looking forward to them and seeing you here in the UK and you were amazing and so inspirational and watching the shows made me realise that i could achieve the beautiful cards you make x
This card is stunning and i loved watching you make this, it is just so elegant and beautiful as are all your creations x
Welcome back sweet Becca. I got to watch your Hochanda shows. Your shows were fantastic and you were “lovely”. Congratulations on your sell-out of your beautiful collection.
I had to do a double take as I hadn’t commented today, but saw a post from an ‘Anne in the UK’ and wondered if I’d had a very senior moment and somehow managed to post without remembering! :o) Waves to another Anne in the UK! I added the (UK) when I first came to the blog years ago as I don’t think there were any other Brits here at that time!
You had a punishing schedule, Becca, yet held up so well considering the jet lag that blights you when you travel from the US to the UK. Those overnight flights are draining. You looked as fresh as a daisy on Sunday, even though I’m sure the time difference was playing havoc with your internal clock.
Do hope that things settle quickly for you and that you manage to sleep at the right times!
You were a great ambassador and I love the large dies! A heavy package arrived yesterday and I will be off to play. The dies are absolutely lovely :o)
Hi Becca sounds like you had a terrific time in my country of birth!
I have not been back for years but still love to hear the different
accents from the different areas of the U.K.
Glad the UK people welcomed you and how lucky they were to
have you there again well done to all .
Love your new release and your card can’t wait till 14 th I am sure
there will be some Yummy things to see !!!
Take care Hugs Pam XXX
Beautifully done. Love the shiny gold. I have been harboring my shiny paper for beautiful die cuts like yours.
That is what we will call you now that you are back. I did not get to see you but my email address and Notify Me has already gone on the two that were used for your “Lovely” card today! Nice and easy and will have to wait out the weekend to see the others and do the blog hop!! Hope you will get rested up as this must be grooling for you. We will all be waiting so just take your time! Hugs my friend!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit to our lovely country and I’m sad to have missed your visit. Looking forward to all the gorgeous cards that we will see very soon.
I love the card you’ve made for today and these dies are climbing to the top of my ‘must have’ dies.oving the Auietfire sentiment too. Jennie in the UK
Becca it was so lovely to see you on TV here in the UK and to hear that you enjoyed your visit. You made me smile because I have spent some time in Florida and so many people commented on my use of the word “lovely”. Really hope that you will be back to visit us soon xx
It was amazing watching you on Hochanda. I bought all of your dies because they were beautiful. I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival so I can start making some lovely creations myself. I hope you’ll be back with us in the UK again very soon to share more of your dies.
Truly gorgeous card today, as always, and it was lovely to see you on a Hochanda rewind since I missed the shows. You certainly didn’t look jet lagged – in fact you looked ‘lovely’! I’m Welsh and we use the word lovely such a lot because it’s a perfect word for many things. Now living in England, I am often mocked for my probably overuse of the word! I hope you get over your jet lag soon – you must be on a real high after your, deservedly, successful launch. Looking forward to seeing what you creative team have in store for us.
Madame – you’ve done it again – your Ringlet Round is an exquisite card and already one of my favorite dies! So glad you had a successful trip. Looking forward to all you have to share. Dianne – the kardlady
Hi Becca, I loved watching your shows on Hochanda. It was such a pleasure to have you over here in the UK. Hope the jet lag goes soon! Beautiful dies as usual xx
So glad that you are home. Yes jet lag is for real I had it whenwe came back form England. NO FUN.. Love the cards
WOW what a stunning card! Love your sentiment, the oval and embellishments. I absolutely love your ribbon at that angel and the pearls, perfection?
This looks so elegant in gold! Gorgeous card! Love this Romancing the Swirl collection!