Day 22 – 30 Days of Giving

Squeal, Day 22!!  Wow :-)  Can I tell you this is doing me so much good.  Some of these cards were sitting in my stash forgotten and as I pull them out, I remember making each and every one.  Not only that – some days when I sit to the craft table my mind goes blank – what am I going to do new?  Well pulling these cards out, it makes remember little things I’ve done in the past, and I think hmmm, I’ll have to try that again :-)

If you’re new to the blog, welcome to my 30 Days of Giving – every day during the month of July I’m giving away a handmade card – you can read all the specifics HERE.  You can check to see if you’ve won a card by searching for your name on the Giveaway Winners page.  You get there by the menu at the top of the page – put your cursor on Features then look down the list and select Giveaway Winners.

For today’s comment –  I’m grateful for you, this community, and that we let and make each other feel so fabulous.  What’s making you happy today?

The card that’s being given away today is shown above.  Just a note – this is a card that has been shown before and there is a possibility that some of the supplies that were used are currently discontinued, no doubt there will be something you can substitute – have a look through my galleries for alternative ideas.  Many things can still be found on the open market, just google and you’ll find that many retailers are still selling.


Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft Magnolia Vintage Labels Seven
Craft Paper: Coredinations, Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80 lb, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: JustRite Magnolia Vintage Labels Seven SVGJustRite Spellbinders Custom Die – Vintage Labels SevenSpellbinders Foliage FlourishThe Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Pleated Ribbon, Offray Satin
post-header-bottomToday is really a glorious day – I hope it is wherever you are too :-)


  • Niki WinchellJuly 22, 2015 - 9:12 am

    What makes me happy today? Love of God and all the blessings in my life, health, family, job.

    Another beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MartinJuly 22, 2015 - 9:16 am

    Hi Becca!

    Oh how stunning the gold foil is on white. Does it get any classier? I don’t think so!

    What makes me happy?

    I do not have to think twice….I LOVE GOD and I love MY HUSBAND (22 years later, I simply LOVE my best friend!) and I love my 3 daughters! They all make me happy!


  • Melissa BJuly 22, 2015 - 9:17 am

    I am happy to be surrounded by 3 of my 4 grandchildren. Also to be at home with my husband after being gone for 6 days. I am also happy to have visited my other grandchild 3 states away!ReplyCancel

  • BenteJuly 22, 2015 - 9:17 am

    Wow, I’m the first to comment on your card today, Becca, and I really like the beautiful background you have used :))
    What’s making me happy today is that I have met a newborn baby girl – such a little miracle..
    And I’m looking forward to our forthcoming vacation :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol GeigerJuly 22, 2015 - 9:18 am

    I am so happy and blessed by all of the good things in my life – a wonderful husband, children, and grandchildren, and all the privileges of living in this great country.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 22, 2015 - 9:19 am

    Love the card, knowing that God is in my life. That God will be here for me during the good times and bad times. That when I hand my problems over to him I can trust that he will take care of them for me even if not the way I think but trusting that his way is better. It is hard to do that but when I do I have a peace that is so awesome. I am so glad that you are a follow Christian!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJuly 22, 2015 - 9:20 am

    Another beautiful card Becca! What makes me happy today is that shortly I’ll be heading out of town to meet up with my sister for lunch and then we will go to see my mother who is temporarily in a nursing home. She suffers from dementia, but in a week or so we’ll be bringing her back to her apartment where she will have 24/7 care and hopefully spend the rest of her life there with her companion of 20+ years.ReplyCancel

  • JudyBJuly 22, 2015 - 9:22 am

    I’m happy that the sun is shining today and that I will get to spend a little time crafting today.ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergJuly 22, 2015 - 9:23 am

    Hi Becca,

    I have figured how how to create a scene for a card that I am going to create for a very special and deserving couple; I am very happy and can’t wait to get started today.



  • Judy SmedleyJuly 22, 2015 - 9:24 am

    What a wonderful card. Family is what makes me happy today!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CobbJuly 22, 2015 - 9:26 am

    My family makes me happy, today and every day! On JUly 3rd my son got married and I became an instant mother-in-law, grandmother to 5, great-grandmother to 1 and step-mother-in-law to 1! Can’t beat that for instant happiness!! This card is stunning and would be beautiful for Christmas by putting a red poinsettia in place of the magnolia. Lovely card!ReplyCancel

    • Janet CobbJuly 22, 2015 - 9:27 am

      Correction! That is step-grandmother-in-law! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanJuly 22, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Today, I’m happy that my husband didn’t break anything when he feel off a ladder. One ambulance ride, CT Scan, and lots of pain. We got to come home the same day (we don’t have medical insurance).ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 22, 2015 - 9:30 am

    What is making me happy my family is well and healthy. Coming to your site and seeing all of the wonderful things you make.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 22, 2015 - 9:31 am

    Such a beautiful card! My family makes me happy today & everyday!ReplyCancel

  • RosieJuly 22, 2015 - 9:31 am

    Happiness to me today is I just came home from surgery and aside from having to heal now I’m glad it is over and went well.ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettJuly 22, 2015 - 9:33 am

    I got to sleep late today and my grandson is going home tomorrow. I love him dearly but he wears me out! Plus, that means I can make some cards!ReplyCancel

  • WendyJuly 22, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Hi Becca another beautiful card.
    You ask what makes me happy? It’s the sparkle and wonderment in my grandchiildren’s eyes, their love and laughter, it’s the “Hi mum” when my boys come home, the kliss when they leave, its the unexpected little things my husband does too surprise me, that’s what makes me happy.ReplyCancel

  • KarenJuly 22, 2015 - 9:36 am

    Any time I can do something for someone to make them smile……that’s what happy!I feel very blessed with my life and wish that for all others.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJuly 22, 2015 - 9:40 am

    I am happy I just received my new MISTI tool. I am looking forward to learning what all it is capable of doing. I am also happy I am recovering my strength after having my thyroid removed and trying to regulate the hormones. I am happy I get to visit your blog each day!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BauderJuly 22, 2015 - 9:43 am

    I’m happy to have time to play in my craft room. I find it very peaceful & relaxing, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BauderJuly 22, 2015 - 9:44 am

    I’m happy to have time to play in my craft room today. I find it very peaceful & relaxing, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria DentJuly 22, 2015 - 9:49 am

    God’s Grace!! A wonderful family, makes me happy. Watching my new grandbaby coo via video. HugsReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezJuly 22, 2015 - 9:50 am

    Many things make me happy but, the most cherished one is to be fortunate to have all of my 5 amazing, healthy grandchildren near me, and I mean NEAR ME!!! 2 of them just next door, the other 3 just about 15-20 min. away. My dear husband of 42 years with whom I have so much fun, my daughters and sons in law and, last but not least, my extended family and dear Triathlon and stamping friends. All of this, combine, make me so darn happy and grateful, every day.ReplyCancel

  • CarolBJuly 22, 2015 - 9:51 am

    What is making me happy today is sunshine and fresh air. Also, the chance to work on making cards in a little while. Plus, seeing some of your beautiful cards. Thank you Becca for showing us your gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJuly 22, 2015 - 9:53 am

    Good morning, Becca. This card is gorgeous and I love the pop of color in the flowers. Today, the thought of spending time with my kids and grandkids is making me happy. Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 22, 2015 - 9:53 am

    Another amazing card, you just keep surprising me with every new card, your talent is never ending. Love all the cardsReplyCancel

  • Susan B.July 22, 2015 - 9:54 am

    My daughters. I waited along time for them and God finally sent me on the path to become a mother to these two beautiful girls. I am one very blessed mom. thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 22, 2015 - 9:56 am

    I am happy and grateful that it is another beautiful day! I look out at all my flowers and that makes me feel happy!ReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerJuly 22, 2015 - 9:56 am

    I am happy everyday because I am a child of God. That’s the greatest joy I could have in my life. I am also happy that I have a loving husband of almost 48 years, two wonderful children and two precious grandsons!

    I LOVE your card today. I am a big fan of Justrite stamps and dies! Thx for sharing your card with us. I would live to give it a happy home!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 22, 2015 - 9:58 am

    Fabulous card! It’s so hot here. Feeling happy it rained a bit.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineJuly 22, 2015 - 9:58 am

    good Morning Becca!

    What is making me happy at this moment is waking up camping and having coffee and listening to the birds etc.ReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 22, 2015 - 9:58 am

    What an elegant card you have for us today! When I woke up this morning, I thought about a card I had made before and decided to make some time for creating a slightly different version of that. So, I am going to play with some alcohol inks, and that is what’s making me happy today.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 22, 2015 - 10:04 am

    Such a pretty card today, Becca. I like the little pop of pastel color against the gold and cream…and I love that lattice work background with the small pearls on it. Gorgeous!

    I’m happy and grateful today for my delightful boys, who are taking bette care of me than I sometimes deserve….for less need for pain meds…for a way in to the mom face aka my studio, when the time is right….and thankful I’m a day closer to early September when I can being to put weight on my left foot again. Oh, and we are eating fresh ‘maters off the vine in the garden these days! Lots and lots to be thankful for!

    Thanks again for another day of gratitude, Becca….

  • LindaJuly 22, 2015 - 10:06 am

    I am happy to have each and every person in my life, even the one’s that drive me crazy! The fact that we are almost done fixing up my townhouse to sell and that I will soon be crafting again. I have actually missed not having my scrapbooking stuff around! I packed it up so it would be out of the way. Who would have thought I would actually miss it? :)ReplyCancel

  • EllenJuly 22, 2015 - 10:07 am

    Hi Becca,
    This card is so elegant and the bow also beautiful…love it!
    XX EllenReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 22, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Another lovely card Becca. What’s making me happy today? The fact that I am in the final stages of my mammoth 50th birthday book!! Another day or so will see it finished. Yippee!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 22, 2015 - 10:19 am

    Now that card is as Southern and gracious as it gets. Beautiful!!

    What is making me happy today – and every day – the love of God for me, to send His wonderful Son Jesus Christ into the world to save sinners like me. He is my ROCK. And of course, my beloved family makes me so happy (when they aren’t driving me nuts ;-) ) I am so thankful for such rich blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Karen RatcliffeJuly 22, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Such a beautiful, elegant card! What makes me happy today is being able to spend it with a good friend of mine. We are exercising this am and then later enjoying lunch together. But most of all it’s the continuing friendship that we are still enjoying!ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 22, 2015 - 10:28 am

    What a spectacular card! I really need to give the gold touches a try – have always been afraid to. What makes me happy is the warm summer weather – I’m trying to store it up for when the cold strikes again!ReplyCancel

  • Sheetal ShahJuly 22, 2015 - 10:30 am

    What makes me happy today? Loooong weekend with much relaxation. New ideas will flow from my heart. Am really excited. ..
    thanks for sharing your creative ideas. .ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 22, 2015 - 10:30 am

    What has made me happy all month long so far, is coming to your blog each day to see which gorgeous card is up for grabs. Each & every one has made me smile, ohh & aah over, & wish it would be coming to my house. (And since I was lucky enough to have one delivered, I can smile each time I look at it. ??)
    And reading the comments, oh my! I haven’t been able to read them all, but what wonderful comments & stories your followers are writing! Wouldn’t these make a wonderful book? Then you could read them whenever your heart desired!
    Thank you so much for this great month-long giveaway. Such a sweet & giving spirit you have, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 22, 2015 - 10:35 am

    This is SO ELEGANT, Becca! LOOOVE the pastel flower on the side…& of course, the GOLD & PEARLS!!!!!!! LOL JUST LOVELY!!!!

    What makes me happy today? The fact that my Redeemer LIVES!!!! ;) Our hope for tomorrow! ;)ReplyCancel

  • CaronJuly 22, 2015 - 10:38 am

    A fabulous card today Becca. What makes me happy today is having my dog as company. I only have to look at him and he wags his tail. At 14 and a half I know each day is a bonus. XxReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 22, 2015 - 10:42 am

    Gorgeous card Becca
    I am happy that God is watching over me and my lovely family ,that i woke this morning with less pain than usual.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJuly 22, 2015 - 10:52 am

    What an elegant card today! Thank you for inspiring all of us with your many beautiful cards. What makes me happy? I have truly been blessed. God has given me a second chance to make a difference as I remain cancer free for 5 years now. I try my best to be positive and make a difference in other peoples lives. I do my best to have a smile on my face at all times. During my “darkest days” my husband, sons, daughter-in-law and other family members were by my side every step of the way. My faith kept me strong as I avoided the “valley of death”. God was my rod, he stilled the waters, and he restored my soul. I would never wish anyone to have cancer, but it sure puts things in perceptive of what is truly important! I am truly blessed in so many ways. I have a beautiful 3 yr old grandson who just came up and gave me a kiss, hug and said I love you LaLa, (that’s what he calls me rather than Nana or grandma-he chose the name). How can one not be happy when you get unconditional love from your grandchildren?ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 22, 2015 - 10:53 am

    Beautiful card as always. I just washed my hands in clean water. I’m thankful that we have clean water everyday. When I think of other countries that bathe, drink, wash clothes and let their livestock stand in, drink and use the bathroom in because they have no other choice it makes me feel grateful yet sad and wishing that more could be done. Seems like there’s alway money for war. When I think about the money spent on campaigns……….ugh. Sorry about the soap box.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 22, 2015 - 10:54 am

    Good morning Becca,yes it is a beautiful day!!!!
    Just looking at your fabulous cards makes me happy!!!
    Must dash I’m off to see my new born baby grandson : ) my daughter Michelle has named him George after my beloved husband and her dad!!!
    He’s such a cutie I’m grinning like a Cheshire cat : ) !!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • melindaJuly 22, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Thoughts of my family make me happy today. I’m busy cleaning and to make it easier I like to think happy thoughts. So I think of all the fun times and how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJuly 22, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Sunshine, a walk and a nice quiet house!ReplyCancel

  • RobiJuly 22, 2015 - 11:13 am

    This is such a stunning card! Today, I’m happy because I have the day off of work and can just play in my craft space — my happy place.ReplyCancel

  • BerniceJuly 22, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Beautiful card. Sitting out here on my deck feeling a gentle breeze every now and then is making me happy.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy ThompsonJuly 22, 2015 - 11:21 am

    What makes me happy? People, and being meaningful to any and all of them! Just what ever floats their little boats that me as wife,mom or friend can do to make their worlds better!!! I suppose I’m a pretty basic kind of gal!ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 22, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Becca – Another beautiful creation today. I can’t believe all of the wonderful cards you have shared during this month. What’s making me happy today is that I’m going to make a double batch of Blue Sunshine Jam. I made my first batch yesterday and it was so delish that I decided I need more for some sunshine in a jar for this winter. It is a blueberry/lemon jam and you put 2 entire lemons (skin and all) in along with the blueberries. It is like heaven in a jar. Thanks again for making me look forward to each and every day to see what wonderful creation you have for us to drool over.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 22, 2015 - 11:25 am

    Becca, your 30 day giveaway series has been wonderful. Seeing a new card every day is a treat! I am sure the daily posts mean more work for you so I just want you to know that today THiS HAS MADE ME HAPPY,ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherJuly 22, 2015 - 11:26 am

    Today is my heart is very heavy with concern for loved ones and friends going through grief and tremendous stress. God’s grace is sufficient. I lift each one to the Lord in prayer.

    Visiting your blog made me happy today. The beauty of your creations lifts my spirits and I thank you for that!ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 22, 2015 - 11:28 am

    We are having a huge thunderstorm with lots of rain which we needed. Tomorrow the air will be clear and the flowers will be up and happy.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica G.July 22, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Hi, love the card. My 19 month old daughter Destiny makes me happy every moment of the day. She makes me smile and laugh just seeing how much she is learning each.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 22, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Hi Becca. Another beautiful card today :-) Love the stamps. I am happy today as my boys have finished school for the holidays and we can now look forward to our family summer holiday in 2 weeks time – counting down the days! :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • MyraJuly 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

    What’s making me happy today is I’ve had facial pain for five years. I’ve finally found a doctor who has injected my face with meds and I am pain free, for the most part, in five years! Praise the Lord. I give Him all the glory. Thank you for letting me have this platform to share this. Your cards reflect your web site name. You are blessed, I’m sure. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 22, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Two things are making me happy today… First, I got your card yesterday and have placed it on my Wall of Fame right next to another one of yours I have. I’m afraid these cards will only see the light in my eyes; I couldn’t give them away. Secondly, I got to Skype with a young friend of mine who has moved to Germany. She has been gone for two months; I missed her so much but I couldn’t master the technology involved so she called me and helped me set it up on my computer. Heaven help me when the bill comes but so worth it! Long (free) chat and got to be shown around her new home. This is a time I can really appreciate the technology we have today… being with a friend who is so far away and being a part of the crafty world at large right from my desk! All good..!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 22, 2015 - 11:40 am

    Love the pearls. Today we are invited by best friends for an ice cream party to visit family here from Oklahoma. We will have a fun time. So very thankful for family and friends!ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.July 22, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    I am so happy today, because my cousin allowed me to help him with a problem. He is very proud, likes to take care of things himself, and usually will not ask for help. I feel so blessed to be in a position to help him out, and I am honored that he asked. It is a good day!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingJuly 22, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    I just had my physical done and am in good health and the weather is beautiful right now. Not too hot or humid.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJuly 22, 2015 - 12:06 pm

    I am grateful every day for my life, that God granted me another chance at it. I am grateful every day for my family. I just love liveReplyCancel

  • Pat GJuly 22, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    I am really happy today…my BFF’s hubby went through his surgery just fine! I think I will make him a wonderful get well card ????????ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 22, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Your question, What makes me Happy today? I won your card yesterday. Yeah! I am soooooooooooo happy, lady!!
    Today’s is another beauty. You know it doesn’t matter which one anyone would win because all of your cards are so beautiful – I really like the gold grid on todays along with the bow and just everything about it.
    Can’t wait for my card to come. Thank you, Becca.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Patty CJuly 22, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    I feel so blessed that I have my wonderful husband who supports and is my biggest fan for what I do! And for my daughter son and my 2 grandsons!!!
    I am a very lucky lady!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 22, 2015 - 12:23 pm

    The people at work who care so much about other people. Thanks for sharing all your amazing cards with us Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 22, 2015 - 12:26 pm

    Lovely card as always. Love the lattice, peals and bow of course! Looking at your cards always makes me feel happy. I’ve played golf today. Most of that made me happy apart from one hole that I completely messed up. Heyho. There’s always next time…ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Love the card today. There is so many things I’m happy about such as a wonderful family, good health ect. At this very moment, I am very happy that I started a big cleaning job that I have been putting off for two years. I started yesterday morning and just now finished it. I’m on a roll!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseJuly 22, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    I am happy that I have such a wonderful husband who is picking up the slack and supporting me through a health issue; and I’m happy that can see beautiful cards, be inspired, and can make them on my own!ReplyCancel

  • Arielle BerceauJuly 22, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    I’m grateful it’s finally cooled down! Been way to hot lately.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara van TongerenJuly 22, 2015 - 12:47 pm

    Owwww thats very easy. I ordered a few Spellbinders dies and other stuff. I did not sleep, not because I was so exiceted to order the dies but because the neibours were talkiing all night and were working on the house all day so my happy moment was that I ordered dies and other stuff. I lobe this card. So sweet. Thank you that you share youre cards with us. Gretings from Holland. TamaraReplyCancel

  • Tamara van TongerenJuly 22, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Hello Becca. I just wrote a comment and post it but something went wrong and a lost my comment :( . I’m also very tired because the neibours make noise all night and day. But what makes me happy this day is very very easy. I ordered Spellbinders dies and other stuff. So i’m very exited to that. Greetings and blessings from me from Holland. :)ReplyCancel

    • TamaraJuly 22, 2015 - 12:53 pm

      Ow Becca the comment is posted. Weird. You can delet this one. SorryReplyCancel

  • Jane BJuly 22, 2015 - 1:02 pm

    Hi Becca, Stunning card and the gold makes it so elegant,love it .what made me happy was that my husband of 50 years had to have a skin test done and the results were good!. Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJuly 22, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    Hi Becca, what has made me happy today is that the postman delivered my beautiful Becca Card which I won from the first week !!! What a fabulous start to the day! It’s beautiful, thank you so much! Today’s card is gorgeous. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullJuly 22, 2015 - 1:08 pm

    This day is perfect just as it is. It is warm, sunny, I’ve spoken with several friends, I took my dogs for a nice walk, and life is good in general. Plus, I have nothing on my calendar today! That in itself makes me happy!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonJuly 22, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    What is making me happy today is that I received your beautiful card yesterday and every time I go by the hutch I think how grateful to have such wonderful cyber friends.
    This card is gorgeous and a wonderful job on that magnolia, you give so much of yourself to us Beccca, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    Hugs and God Bless,

  • Carla HundleyJuly 22, 2015 - 1:17 pm

    Love the pearls you
    added on this card!
    Today I’m Happy that’s
    it Hump Day and Free
    Pie Day at Village
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickJuly 22, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    I love all the pearls and elegance on this card.
    My granddaughters make me sooooo happy. 2 live next door, so they are over at my house everyday. They love to craft, paint and just create. My heart is so full when we are all creating together!

  • MaryannJuly 22, 2015 - 1:27 pm

    What an awesome card here today again Becca. Really beautiful work.
    What made me happy today is, that a dear crafty friend arrived here from Norway and stay here for a biot over a week, and it is soooo sooo cosy to have her and her girls here with us. It is sooo cool to meet with people you´ve known online for many years.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillJuly 22, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    Hi Becca, I am not only happy but very grateful and blessed for the love of God,family and friends,and may I add Amazing Paper Grace.So many beautiful cards and inspiration at your site. I love your card today but I love all your cards. God bless you.


  • Lela PlattJuly 22, 2015 - 1:45 pm

    Another beautiful card today. What made me happy today is that I visited shut in’s from my church, today and when I came home I felt they made me happier than I made them, because I felt so good about each and every visit.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJuly 22, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    I had lunch today with my “lunch bunch” ladies and one gal said the teacher in a card-making class she attends can’t teach it anymore and asked me if I would teach the class. What an answer to prayer for some additional income. This will supplement my social security very nicely while I’m doing something I enjoy so much! God is good!!

    Absolutely love this card Becca. Swirls and pearls… some of my favorite things! You do such beautiful work. xxReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterJuly 22, 2015 - 1:57 pm

    What makes me happy today is that the sun is shining, my parents are healthy and I actually got a little time to myself! And of course seeing another lovely card from you! Thanks, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyJuly 22, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    you make the most beautiful cards!thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Raya R.July 22, 2015 - 2:08 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I am happy my husband and I made it home safely after a 5 hour car ride and then what do I do? I check out your site!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra stephensJuly 22, 2015 - 2:09 pm

    Lovely card. I arrived home to my lovely hubby after nearly a month away. XxReplyCancel

  • NancyRJuly 22, 2015 - 2:26 pm

    I have always really liked the combination of white and gold. Really pretty. Not doing a whole lot today but it’s beautiful outside and it makes me happy just to look out the window.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 22, 2015 - 2:27 pm

    The thing I treasure most is my salvation through Jesus. My hubby comes 2nd then the rest of my family.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah RobinsonJuly 22, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    Today I’m glad that the blood of Jesus Covers Me. I work for Donnelly College in Kansas City in the Gateway to College program for students who have for some reason dropped out of school. I’m thankful that 43 students (we can only take 50 per semester in the program) have decided to continue with their education. (high school diploma plus earn college credits at the same time.)
    The last thing that made me happy was seeing this beautiful card you shared today – it was a WOW moment for me. Thank you BeccaReplyCancel

  • Sally J.July 22, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    The sun is shining after many days of rain. Just seeing the fluffy white clouds is uplifting. I am happy because I am a child of the One who made all of this! God is good!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce andersonJuly 22, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    Love, LOVE this card. I would FRAME this card if I would be given this card. This is delicate yet so giving a special message that needs to know -someone IS caring and thinking of them. God Bless You and I too think Often of you. Take care of yourself
    Joyce AndersonReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    I am so blessed to be a child of God – I am rejoicing in the amazing love of God to me in Jesus Christ who paid such a great price that all my sins may be freely forgiven forever. And grateful for the wonderful family God has given me!Another really beautiful card Becca xxReplyCancel

  • DK KeelsJuly 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    What an outstandingly wonderful “think of you” card. This beautiful card should make any recipient feels truly “thought of”. What makes me happy today is…..I have been tracking a UPS package of stamps, dies, and embossing folders. It is “out for delivery” and should arrive this afternoon. What a happy camper am I!ReplyCancel

  • Sam BurnettJuly 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    I am amazed that each and every card you make is just astoundingly beautiful, Becca! You are soo talented. This one is so elegant.

    What’s making me happy today is having friends who share their crafty deal finds with me – just ordered an awesome Spellbinders die & stamp set I’d never seen before for half off, woohoo!ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 22, 2015 - 2:46 pm

    I volunteer at the local animal shelter and the dogs always make me happy and it’s Wednesday so it’s dog day so i’m a happy gal. beautiful card today. as is the case everyday.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJuly 22, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Getting some projects done today = : )
    Having time to look at another of your gorgeous cards = : )
    Chocolate break is next! = : ) : )ReplyCancel

  • lisa808July 22, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    Beautiful and elegant card.

    I am happy today that my husband is feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • Laura PapercutsJuly 22, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    Oopps, I think I scrolled down too far. I’m happy to have spent some time with my Mom painting her new gazebo. Perfect Summer day.
    See ya tomorrow Becca.

  • linda boyceJuly 22, 2015 - 3:03 pm

    Hi Becca super card l love this stamp ,today l,m happy as it,s not long till l go on holiday to FranceReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 22, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card. What makes me happy today, well I have just broken up from work for the summer so that has made me happy but also sad as it meant saying goodbye to three colleagues who I may never see again as they have traveled to pastures new. So a day of mixed emotions.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Laraine RJuly 22, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    Gorgeous card! I am happy today because I get to spent time with the grandbaby!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownnJuly 22, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    What makes me happy today, I’m healthy, alive, have a wonderful family and a descent job!
    I’m very grateful that I can do the crafts I love to do at any time I wish to do them.
    Oh ya also reading and gardening makes me happy, I get to work on both of these items today!!!
    Love this card, well darn, I love all your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenJuly 22, 2015 - 3:19 pm

    Getting an email from you makes me happy. While the picture is opening up I am excited for what I am going to see, what dies I will need to buy, and what other things I will need to maybe recreate the card I am about to receive. It is a great feeling getting your emails and they make my day. Thanks Becca for the love you share.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJuly 22, 2015 - 3:20 pm

    The sweet people in my life have made today special. My precious son spent the morning helping his grandfather with work that is a little too heavy for Papa to do alone; my dear mother-in-law made it a point to say she is praying for me, a longtime friend called to ask if she could help me prepare my classroom for the upcoming school year, and I received a kind note in the mail. I am truly blessed and thank God for His goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 22, 2015 - 3:26 pm

    My happiness today comes from a blue sky with cooler temps, contact with stamping friends that I haven’t seen in a year, and an opportunity to visit with my younger daughter later today. I am truly blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne WeberJuly 22, 2015 - 3:31 pm

    Love that background today. I’m happy today for all the gifts the good Lord has given me and my wonderful family. My husband of almost 54 years has been with me thru thick and thin and never let me down.ReplyCancel

  • AmeJuly 22, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    I’m happy to feel blessed and loved by God, happy to have wonderful family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 22, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    Such elegance, Becca.
    Tricky question to answer today as I tripped in the car park of the local Hobbycraft (UK) store and have broken the head of my right humerus bone both horizontally and vertically and cannot move my arm. The pain is excruciating but I must give thanks for modern painkillers as I cannot imagine what it would be like without nor how people without access to modern prescriptions cope with illness and injuries.
    My dear husband, sister-in-law and friends have shown me how blessed I am :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJuly 22, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Your cards are all so beautiful. To have a talent like yours is a gift from God.
    We took my recently widowed sister in law out today. Her daughter, my daughter and granddaughters and me went to a local farm. We laughed and reminisced, drank plenty coffee and had a lovely lunch, and her spirits were lifted. That made us all happy.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 22, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    The gold on the white is really stunning. Love the magnificent magnolia too. What’s making me happy today? Well, if my computer is restorable, I’ll be completely happy. If not, I’m toast.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJuly 22, 2015 - 3:42 pm

    Becca its been so nice to see some of these lovely cards again, have to say its been like revisiting old friends. I am so thank full for my friends and so lucky to have so many to make my cards for. This is what makes me happy.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 22, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    I’m happy today because it is cooler and I cleaned out a flower bed and also that I will wrap some gifts for my granddaughter’s bridal shower! Thanks for all that you are sharing, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJuly 22, 2015 - 3:51 pm

    I’m happy for the health of my family and friends. My husband and I had lunch with a good friend this afternoon and it was so enjoyable. Happy to see your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJuly 22, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    Hi Becca Coming here to your blog and seeing another of your beautiful cards makes me happy. Your sharing of yourself and your inspiration is worth every visit! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieBJuly 22, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Your card is just wonderful!

    What makes me happy today is a wonderful drive with my hubby. Weather is cooler for a change and we had a wonderful chat, lots of laughs and now we are home and I am crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 22, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    I am so blessed to have the time and means to be as creative as I want and have such a supportive husband.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 22, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    What makes me happy today is taking my Granddaughter with me shopping and then letting her play in the play land she had so much fun. thanksReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithJuly 22, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    Hello Becca! This card is stunningly beautiful! I love the gold foil. This is pure elegance.
    I am happy today to be a child of God. Everything else in my life is second to that and good or bad, I know God is always in control. The last two years have been incredibly hard in too many ways. Two years ago July 29, I lost my Dad. I miss him so but helping my Mom and having one health issue after another have kept me from being able to really grieve. What keeps me moving forward in spite of everything is knowing how much God loves me and being thankful for the blessings in my life. As the anniversary of my Dad’s passing approaches, I am so thankful I was blessed to be his daughter. God makes me happy. Today and every day.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenJuly 22, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    What brings me joy is knowing that my children walk in truth. Beautiful card, love the gold accents.
    God bless,

  • Denise GoeldnerJuly 22, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    Elegant, stunning card, love all the gold xx
    What makes me happy, after having a slight heart attach, just being alive everyday and grateful for my wonderful family xReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJuly 22, 2015 - 4:55 pm

    So much made me happy today. I got out of bed, we got rain, I have a job to go to. My friend had surgery at the hospital I work at and all is well! The Lord and many people saw to that. You make me happy too Becca, I love to come home from work and see what you have been up to like this beautiful gold and cream card. You put so much into your creations. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • CheriJuly 22, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    My health, my kids, my dog, my cat!ReplyCancel

  • Silvia M.July 22, 2015 - 4:59 pm

    I just came back from my volunteering at a Seniors Centre making cards that the Seniors buy at a nominal price.

    That makes me happy!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 22, 2015 - 5:24 pm

    Becca this card is fabulous!! think I may have said that already this month :-)
    What is making me happy today – a sunny winters day, an intact and loving family, and seeing a friend becoming a crafter – in paper no less!

  • Carol H.July 22, 2015 - 5:25 pm

    Well, it’s struggle for “happy” this week. On Monday we had to let our sweet Maltese, Rusty, go. We had him for almost 12 years. I can say for sure that I am happy that we had him for that many years and for the joy and sweetness he gave us. Love your card—it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Sandi SmithJuly 22, 2015 - 8:42 pm

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your fur baby.i know you must be hurting. Please know I will be praying for you and your family for peace and comfort.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 23, 2015 - 4:29 pm

      Carol H. so sorry to hear about your Maltese. That’s a hard one. I know your lives were rich while he was with you. Sending a prayer to you – hoping you can ease through the hard time…ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 22, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I giggled through my reading of yesterday’s comments! I was feeling embarrassed having confessed to being a hoarder but, no worries, I’ve found my peeps! That really makes me happy!

    Love & blessings,

  • LoisJuly 22, 2015 - 5:56 pm

    The Son was shining all day today. I enjoyed many of the blessings God gives me each day. May your week be blessed by His Son.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJuly 22, 2015 - 6:12 pm

    Lovely card again! what makes me happy today ? I spent some time yesterday
    cutting out on the big shot and using some new dies, today I plan to make up
    some cards.
    YES!! I have done some gold ones lol
    We have a lovely blue sky it is the middle of winter here in Tasmania even though
    It is only going to be 13 deg it is a lovely day.
    We live on 14 acres and have animals around us mostly pets , and can see mountains we can also see the sea.
    My husband is very supportive and is cool about my craft and I have two sons a
    Daughter in law and two gorgeous grandsons .
    What more could I want .
    And of course there is your blog I love reading your followers comments they are
    a good bunch . Thank you again for all you give us XXXXReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaJuly 22, 2015 - 6:18 pm

    My husband family and friends. On the smaller side, finishing my brothers BD cardReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 22, 2015 - 6:34 pm

    When My husband and I built our house in 2003, I bought bird feeders, lots of them. My husband laughed at me and said that we wouldn’t have any birds because we didn’t have any trees. As I sit here at my kitchen table, looking out into my backyard, I see finches and hummingbirds and other birds that I don’t recognize. The birdsong makes me happy. It is a glorious day here in Colorado.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJuly 22, 2015 - 6:38 pm

    What made me happy today was that I took 2 cards I made into work for 2 people who are leaving. I had everyone sign it and I know they will be taking a little bit of us with them.ReplyCancel

  • TerryJuly 22, 2015 - 6:40 pm

    This is a card I would love to receive! Today I am happy to be alive and to be able to admire the craftiness of others, and share my passion of card making!ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJuly 22, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    What a gorgeous card. SO beautifully done. What’s making me happy today, besides the gorgeous sunshine and cooler temperatures after a few weeks of 80’s & 90’s which we aren’t use to in the PNW, I got a part-time job that will allow me to play more, take more craft classes and have some fun.ReplyCancel

  • April S.July 22, 2015 - 7:02 pm

    My son always make me happy!! You have made another beautiful card!!1ReplyCancel

  • Angela TJuly 22, 2015 - 7:16 pm

    Spending time with my friends, drinking coffee, destressing,and course, creating!ReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 22, 2015 - 7:20 pm

    Such an elegant card! Good friends and family make me happy!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 22, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    What is making me so elated today is: –>The fact I just saved various colored Bearded Irises from the trash dumpster and I have a new flower bed and additions to the small garden around the tree by my apartment that I took over from a previous neighbor who moved out of the complex that I have been tended to for the past three years in short painful spurts. You see I suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, A Bone tumor in my Left hip, a tear in my right hip and a cyst pushing on my spine. i can honestly say I ma in too much pain at the moment but I have made forward progress and I feel so good in my soul. The pain I am feeling today is so worth it to me because I just spruced up my apartment for others to enjoy as well as my hubby and myself and the other little garden as well.

    I have saved Bees and Butterflies with these additions today :o)

    Well, for the past two days I have been digging, getting dirty and LOVIN’ it y’all!!! I got them all for free except for the English Lavender I bought two years ago myself and planted.

    So Becca,for you to choose this card for today is awesome! I love the flowers on it and the cute little bow :o)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M.July 22, 2015 - 7:43 pm

    I must make this card. It is beautiful Becca. I will be retiring at the end of the month so I can spend more time with my parents…that makes me very HAPPY! Family is very important and I am so blessed to still have my parents in my life. Thank you for sharing your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 22, 2015 - 7:49 pm

    Oh my gosh, so many things make me happy today. Got the ironing done – woo hoo( I hate ironing ) so now I have some time to design my card for the make and take and designed my card for the card swap. Also we had some rain — not a down pour but just a nice gentle rain. It has been a wonderful day. Also – add a chance to win one of your gorgeous cardsReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 22, 2015 - 8:17 pm

    Today has been a glorious day for me as well. What made me happy today: I had time to do some die cutting to share with my new cardmaking friend. We will meet for lunch tomorrow and it will be “show and tell”. I will give her a “thank you” card that I made in the shape of a piano. She treated me Saturday evening to a concert with the “Piano Man of the BlueRidge” and his Trio. I am quite pleased with this piano card and she will be delighted. Becca, your card today is elegant and I would be so ecstatic to win this card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda GradyJuly 22, 2015 - 8:23 pm

    Day after my birthday; spent it with my son visiting his grandmother (my step-mom) in the nursing home. Very nice visit – she is 2+ hrs. north of us so don’t see her often.

    Thanks for another gorgeous card; love the lattice look in the background.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelJuly 22, 2015 - 8:31 pm

    Waking up this morning and knowing that God has granted be another beautiful day. I am also going to a class for quilting. Making my first quilt and I am so excited. Its looking nice. Thanks for another beautiful card Becca. Have a good day. RaquelReplyCancel

  • fmgardneJuly 22, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    Another fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 22, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Lots of things are making me happy.
    It is not hot today. Was able to help a neighbor today.
    Making Christmas cards for family & friends.
    praying with my husband today.ReplyCancel

  • Mary DavisJuly 22, 2015 - 8:48 pm

    I am thankful for God, family and health. I am very blessed.
    I love when you add a little color to your cards. Beautiful as usual.ReplyCancel

  • PamJuly 22, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    I’m so happy & excited about earning my new skin care product for free!ReplyCancel

  • Louise RolphJuly 22, 2015 - 9:19 pm

    thanks for another gorgeous card Becca.
    What makes me happy today – life. I have a wonderful family and friends network and they make me very very happy. I also have good health and my family and friends are also in good health (mostly) That’s all that’s needed really. :-)ReplyCancel

  • TrishaJuly 22, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    Such a simple yet elegant card.
    I am happy for cooler weather and rain today. So many farmers are losing their crops to drought conditions; rain is very welcome right now.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 22, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    A beautiful cool day in the 70’s rather than the recent and unusual for this time of year 90’s – enjoying every minute!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Dar SirrineJuly 22, 2015 - 9:25 pm

    What is making me happy today is being able to wake-up next to my husband of 38 years and know that I love him more today then I did yesterday and knowing he feels the same about me. I am thankful for all the blessing our Heavenly Father has given us, and so do appreciate all the love he has provided me and my family.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 22, 2015 - 9:42 pm

    Hi Becca,
    The thing that is making me happy today is the fact that it’s my 8 yr old daughters birthday :) Spent all night making cookies for her for school now I am crafting some Frozen & snowflake toppers to go on her donut cake!
    Yes it’s a glorious day here in Sydney as well xReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJuly 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm

    beautiful card!! thanks for a chance to win one!! My God and my family make me happyReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm

    What makes me happy??? Love of God, my wonderful family, and the love of my Country and of course all my wonderful craft friends. These are all the things that bring such joy and happiness into my life.

    Wonderful card Becca.

  • Lorrayne IngramJuly 22, 2015 - 10:10 pm

    GOD’S MERCY AND FOR the gift of Otto, be able able to take him on walks. To be able to have somewhere to walk, to be able to be outside and enjoy all the blooming flowers for at least another month or so.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 22, 2015 - 10:38 pm

    I started working for my current employer about 4 mos. ago. I’m happy today that I love my new job and have a great boss and supervisor. Both are easy to work with and I enjoy going to work each day.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen WJuly 22, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    I’m grateful today that I have the gifts of a lovely little family, a home and being able to use my creative streak to make others happy (I hope).ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 22, 2015 - 11:29 pm

    Such beautiful details on this card!
    Making me happy today… 2 days off from work starting tomorrow! :)ReplyCancel

  • DalyceJuly 23, 2015 - 12:45 am

    Love this card. Sooo beautiful!!!!!!
    I am happy and grateful for life. I have been through some serious illness the last few years and God is healing me. Being alive and helping others in any way we can is a wonderful blessing!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy GJuly 23, 2015 - 1:41 am

    Today was a beautiful day, weather-wise, and life wise as well. A great day spent with my dad (92) who lives with me, a few minutes at the beach watching the green waves crash against the turquoise water (we’ve got a green algae bloom going on and it’s making the water more beautiful than usual). And I got to spend a few minutes with a dear friend for her birthday – with so much going on these days, we don’t get to see each other as often as we used to. I hope your day was wonderful as well.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterJuly 23, 2015 - 1:48 am

    Stunning card!
    The sun is shining already and I am off to visit some delightful elderly people this morning, this afternoon card delivering.
    What could make me happier – card making this evening. Happy Days xxReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 23, 2015 - 2:20 am

    This is absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 23, 2015 - 3:48 am

    Morning Becca, Another stunning card, congratulations to all the Winners so far.
    What makes me happy at the moment is that I ‘woke up’ this morning, I cherish every day that I’m on this Earth.
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterJuly 23, 2015 - 6:57 am

    Another beautiful card thanks for starting my day off with a smileReplyCancel

  • Kathy HJuly 23, 2015 - 7:07 am

    I love this card! In fact I just purchased the stamps to make this card.

    I’m happy because my husband just returned last night from a long trip.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 23, 2015 - 7:43 am

    My joys are simple. Each new day is a gift from God and I’m thankful when I awake to another day to enjoy my family, dogs, friends and hobbies. Aside from natural disasters, world strife and political bickerings and local turmoil, I’ve learned to relax and attend to daily rituals and roll with the punches. Life goes on so I make the best of the moment.ReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonJuly 23, 2015 - 7:58 am

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card as always. I love your stile.
    Yesterday was my birthsday and I got a lot of new Spellbinders dies in my presents. It makes me happy today playing with all the new goodies??ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine S.July 23, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Today I am grateful for my family, recently had a scare with one of my family being injured and all turned out well. happy that they are all well and healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BJuly 23, 2015 - 8:28 am

    Beautiful card. I imagine this is so much fun for you. I am grateful to be a part of this creative journey you are taking. You should know how much you inspire your followers.ReplyCancel

  • RiittaJuly 23, 2015 - 8:30 am

    The card is very, very elegant. I love it. I’m happy because I’m on vacation and finally have time to craft.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 23, 2015 - 9:09 am

    Hi Becca,
    I awoke to find a message from my niece. She missed my other niece’s wedding shower this past weekend. When she was looking at pictures, she spotted my centerpiece that I had made from paper flowers in a crystal compote dish. She said those were gorgeous, to which her mom replied that they were my paper flowers. She said they were amazing and I should post them. We talked about does anyone really appreciate handmade items, so I now know they were noticed. Of course, my niece, an artiste herself, is a sweetheart:-)


  • JessicaJuly 23, 2015 - 10:43 am

    Hmm.. well, right now, my cat is laying on my lying in my lap! I’m still in my jammies till I have to go out.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 23, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    wow…really liking the bronze and cream…and the new dies…checking my wallet…sigh, nope, not yet! lOL. Nice card, Becca, Like this one…sends all kinds of ideas spinning off in my head! Thanks!

    I don’t keep a journal much any more…indonhave the ones I used to keep, though. one thing I do notice as I (very occasionally) read back what I have written before…is how present I can feel back in the moment when I do read those kinds of things. A few months ago I was going thigh some old files and found some decades old things I had written when I made the decision to start seeking to adopt a child. I was a young pastor, single, but I knew I wanted a child…and so I started a file “Dear Daughter”. Little did I expect then I would be blessed with a son as well, and it took nearly 18 years to come to fruition, but I am so glad I have those letters now. I think I am going to pull them together, re-write them on vellum and create a book for her for Christmas. At the present, she is 18 and has been unsafe for herself and for us to live at home for over three years. Giving thanks for her, passing the written word along….

    Thanks again Becca….JoniReplyCancel

    • Joni StonekingJuly 23, 2015 - 12:11 pm

      Shoot, hit the wrong post a comment…copy pasting and moving this up to the right day LOLReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 23, 2015 - 12:57 pm

    I’m happy to wake up in my right mind and good health each day. Finding beauty, such as your cards, to see also makes me happy.ReplyCancel

  • Jan GavinJuly 23, 2015 - 1:17 pm

    Drove my 48 year old daughter & two of her friends north to half way between LaPorte City & Vinton Iowa (about 40 miles away) where I left them at the side of the road with their bicycles so they could join up with thousands of other cyclists participating in RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa)! Today is day 5 and they will end up this evening in Hiawatha – a nice community next to ours (Cedar Rapids). The weather today is about 79-80 degrees with low humidity. Very mild an Iowa July day. The corn & soy beans are doing well this year so everything is green & lush looking as well as many of the beautiful farms & homes on our morning trip. One of those Great to Be Alive Days!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 24, 2015 - 5:09 am

    Hi Becca,

    What makes me happy today is its a craft day, whoppeee lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 24, 2015 - 12:06 pm

    I usually spend more time on how the card looks. If it is a sympathy card I go looking for the sentiment that I think will mean the most to the remaining family.ReplyCancel