Day 25 – 30 Days of Giving

Cardmaking Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Victorian Arch -
Today is Day 25 of the 30 Days of Giving.  Earlier this month we began the conversation talking about handwritten; preserving the written word by sending handmade gifts, handmade cards and handmade notes that show off the beauty of our authentic handwriting.  Because you care to send the very best, crafters put such attention and care into the things we make.  I pulled one of my favorite stamps out of my stash for today’s card, I thought this month would be the perfect time to bring it back out.  It’s my mantra.   When I’m cranky, I know what’s missing – my creative break.  In my heart I know it doesn’t have to be big production that I finish and show off to the world – it can be doodling, painting part of a wall, staging books on the table, arranging flowers picked from the garden.

Cardmaking Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Victorian Arch (close up) -
No doubt you’ve spied some pretty new supplies here today.  Spellbinders Victorian Arch die absolutely took my breath away and I shuffled it around on my table for a bit deciding how I wanted to use it.  Today I’m using it as a header but can you imagine how it can be used.  So delicate and lacy and the border is amazing.  I cut the half circle for use at the top of the card then just the outline die to cut the bottom Victorian Border.  For the bottom of my card I used Spellbinders Classic Scallop.  Vellum is a wonderful way to change out the sentiments used on this card format in the blink of an eye.  I used regular store bought vellum and got very good results by stamping with chalk ink – the brands I’ve used are Amuse Studio, Impress – Fresh Ink and Avery Elle.  This is the giveaway card for today and I’m including another sentiment that I stamped up but didn’t use.  Card Size: 5-1/2″ x 7″

Extra Banner for card -

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 – Other than card making, what do you do to get your daily creative fix?


Rubber Stamps:  Paper Source – Do Something Creative Every Day
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80 lb , Putty (EK Success Retired), ANW Crestwood Inc Alabaster Clear 12″ x 12″ Translucent Vellum
Ink:  Amuse Studio – French Roast
Accessories:  Spellbinders Victorian Arch, Spellbinders Classic Scallop, May Arts Silk Ribbon,  Prima Mulberry Flowers, Recollections Pearls, Button

post-header-bottomHere’s to hoping that you do something creative every day – even today!


  • D.Ann CJuly 25, 2015 - 7:17 am

    Oohh… that Victorian Arch!!

    I also love to do beading, wire wrapping, crochet necklaces, and kanzashi flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJuly 25, 2015 - 7:17 am

    Hi Becca, This card is a beauty–simple, elegant with just enough fuss with ribbon and flowers. Another winner. Don’t know how you do it, but love your prolific results. Cooking is my other main outlet–husband still expects dinner and lunches so instead of complaining, I play with food ideas since he never knows what he wants. Life is good. Thanks again for being my personal designer.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 25, 2015 - 7:17 am

    Baking, crocheting, cooking…. (I think a recipe is just a guideline..)ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 25, 2015 - 7:21 am

    Oh, goodness. This is a hard one for me. I can’t think of anything on a daily basis that motivates my creativity other than paper crafting. If we have friends for supper I do like to make the table look as nice as the food is going to taste. It’s a special feeling to sit down to a tasty meal and the table looks so nice. Sometimes I like to add place cards to make it even more special.ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 25, 2015 - 7:21 am

    gorgeous card. today’s question is the hardest for me. hmmm I guess I just create a mess. then eventually I pull it all together.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziJuly 25, 2015 - 7:24 am

    The sentiment also speaks to me-But I find those times when I am just “trying things” a bit defeating because I have so many “To Do” cards that don’t get done when I am just playing. There’s so much out there to inspire in the card-making world that I get overwhelmed.
    To answer your question, though, I find trying a new recipe also feeds my creative need. Especially the baking- where I have fewer disappointments. It’s hard to fail when there’s chocolate or sugar involved.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissJuly 25, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Beautiful card Becca!!!!
    I have no other CREATIVE passion, my other passion is my horses! Quite different from papercrafting isnt it? lolReplyCancel

  • Carol H.July 25, 2015 - 7:29 am

    If I’m not card making, I’m working on finishing a scrapbook for daughter #1. Which will then allow me to start one for daughter #2. :) If I don’t have time to do something crafty, then I enjoy learning new techniques and styles by reading blogs like yours, and others! What a beautiful card and I really love the font of the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJuly 25, 2015 - 7:29 am

    This die is so beautiful and I love the border! As well as making cards and gift boxes I like to to do a little alteration eg make something different from a coffee jar etc. and turn it into something useful. I also love to crochet. Hugs Christine xxxReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenJuly 25, 2015 - 7:34 am

    Lovely card and sentiment. I also do pocket scrapbooking. Enjoy your weekend. God bless, PeggyReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 25, 2015 - 7:34 am

    I watch you tube videos, or visit Pinterest. Then I try something I’ve seen.ReplyCancel

  • MyraJuly 25, 2015 - 7:38 am

    My other creative avenue is jewelry making. I buy pieces that are on sale and bring them home and revamp them. Right now I’m in love with memory wire. You can make amazing bracelets with this medium. Love this card and the dies. MyraReplyCancel

  • Sarah M.July 25, 2015 - 7:44 am

    Love, love, love this card Becca. Other than making cards, I like to try new recipes. I like to bake.ReplyCancel

  • Annelie S.July 25, 2015 - 7:49 am

    I like to knit and crochet.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 25, 2015 - 7:53 am

    Fabulous card! Other than card making, I sew. Been busy these days making some dorm organization projects for my kids.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 25, 2015 - 7:53 am

    Wow! What a sensational card. Love it! As well as paper crafting, I do some mixed media occasionally which is fun. I like to play with beads every now and then and I am just getting into textile art and machine embroidery etc although I haven’t had much time to get to grips with that yet but that’s the plan! Maybe when winter comes there will be more free indoor time as I am a golfer and like to spend the good weather swinging my thing on the golf course when I can!ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaJuly 25, 2015 - 8:01 am

    Oh Becca, this card is absolutely stunning!!! Your artistry is amazing! Card making and photography are my first loves. I’m an amateur photography but taking candid shots gives me so much joy. I also like to cook and bake.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 25, 2015 - 8:03 am

    I cook.ReplyCancel

  • Carol GJuly 25, 2015 - 8:06 am

    Card making, scrapbooking, sewing, crocheting, quilting – there are just too many creative things to do!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 25, 2015 - 8:07 am

    I scrapbook, make mixed media art, make handmade gifts to go along with my cards, I love to do just about everything. I am always trying new things to make for my home, outside etc… I always find it so peaceful to get lost in these things and it recharges me for the next thing that happens in my life.

    I adore this card it is gorgeous and I agree with you the new Victorian Arch is so wonderful, I will be putting this on my wish list!!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 25, 2015 - 8:11 am

    It is my goal every day to brighten the life of someone, be it a total stranger or friend. I like to make them feel that they are the most important person of the day. If I can make them smile then I have created something very specialReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattJuly 25, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Your cards just blow me away, they are so beautiful and todays does the same thing, it is so lovely. I will try new recipes in my kitchen to give another creative fix. I really like trying new things.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 25, 2015 - 8:15 am

    Morning, lovely card with amazing new dies used to create it.
    Currently, my daily creative fix is satiated with all aspects of card making, gardening, and genealogy. Before my husband needed care and help 24/7, I was heavily into heiriloom sewing making the most exquist Christening gowns. Now that my husband has died, I am slowly getting back into doing things that make me happy. I hope to return to my heirloom sewing in the near future, but currently most of my attention is directed into card making and making new friends.

    Other than card making, what do you do to get your daily creative fix?ReplyCancel

  • Chris RJuly 25, 2015 - 8:17 am

    I like to do cross stitch. Started doing it in 1982 when I was commuting to Manhattan from Long Island to keep me awake so I wouldn’t miss my stop or end up in a train yard somewhere. Lol.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie AlexanderJuly 25, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Other than card making, I scrapbook my everyday family life and my travels.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 25, 2015 - 8:19 am

    Oh my goodness – this card is just so gorgeous and dainty! Cooking is one way I get my daily creative fix. I love to try new recipes and change it up each day.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 25, 2015 - 8:19 am

    Another beautiful card. I love every one of your cards.

    I like to make little books & go out & watch nature & it gives me ideas plus what colors to use when I color. Sometimes I will do a watercolor project.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara van TongerenJuly 25, 2015 - 8:21 am

    Hello Becca. Here in Holland it’s raining and very windy now. We do not like it because it is summer. But youre card makes it good. Wow what a beautifull card Becca. Other than cardmaking I make worshipflags for the Lord. I also do hotfix on clothes. Shining ringstones with glue and youre shirt is good as new or looking exspensive.. That’s it. With love TamaraReplyCancel

  • DottieJuly 25, 2015 - 8:21 am

    Wow! I, too, instantly loved the new arch die. You used it so beautifully in this card. The colors of cocoa and cream I should use more as they are just so eye catching. As for my creative fix….well, i have a very pretty high producing flower garden and so to water it and prune and weed and often times pick a bouquet fills gives me great pleasure. To be given such a gift as flowers by our Creator oftentimes overwhelms me with happiness. I just can’t help but say these things about Him. Thanks Becca for the chance to win this beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJuly 25, 2015 - 8:26 am

    That sentiment is wonderful, and you have created a gorgeous home for it on your card.

    My daily creativity fix comes from teaching, my sometimes creativity fix comes from scrapbooking, and I make cards a couple times a weekReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterJuly 25, 2015 - 8:27 am

    This so looks like the top of the old fashioned Victorian doors in East London, love the simplicity of this card.
    I like to play with fabric, create other gifts with recycled materials and get inspiration from pinterest, also love to sit in the garden and think about nature in my next project.xxReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJuly 25, 2015 - 8:27 am

    I am a scrapper. I also do art journaling and mixed media canvases.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJuly 25, 2015 - 8:28 am

    Gorgeous card today. That is a tough question as I am most creative with my paper crafting. I also like to do embroidery.ReplyCancel

  • Diane M.July 25, 2015 - 8:31 am

    Very elegant card!
    To get my creative fix, I go shopping online at all the crafting supplies websites…LOLReplyCancel

  • EllenJuly 25, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Ik maak graag kaarten en probeer nieuwe dingen uit. Zorg voor mn moeder van 91. Breien en bloggen. Lekker eten en lezen.
    jou kaart is prachtig.ReplyCancel

  • Martha BaileyJuly 25, 2015 - 8:36 am

    Such a beautiful card, and I love that die. When I am not creating, I enjoy getting inspiration by looking at the lovely work of others. I can spend the better part of a day doing just that.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 25, 2015 - 8:38 am

    I wish it could be daily! But I love anything creative: from sewing (machine and hand embroidery), fabric painting, cardmaking and scapbooking to the crafts I get ready for my Sunday school children to complete. I love today’s card and that new die because I love anything victorian and floral and girly. Thanks for sharing xxReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 25, 2015 - 8:41 am

    Becca! It’s a glorious morning over here in sunny Alberta and I’m off to do some yard work (my main summertime passion) I made some cards yesterday too cause I had some people I was thinking about. Dependng on my schedule I may block sometime for scrap booking next week. Gotta pick up my sewing machine cause it went in for a tune up so that it would’ve good to go in the winter months.
    Well my dear have lovely day!ReplyCancel

  • DesireeJuly 25, 2015 - 8:42 am

    Daily? Well, to inspire my creativity I go through pinterest and belong to several crafty fix, but cardmaking is my main creative activity.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJuly 25, 2015 - 8:47 am

    Love the soft creams of this card! What I do apart from card making is to organize, you can never be too organized. It’s so nice to find what you want. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJuly 25, 2015 - 8:47 am

    Beautiful card! If I’m not card making I like to do projects with lace or play around with mixed media.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 25, 2015 - 8:49 am

    I love the way you show us other ways to use the Spellbinders dies. I would have never thought of this. When I am not doing cards and have finished all that I have to do around the house I like to work on my doll houses and make things for them.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 25, 2015 - 8:50 am

    I have these dies and I am inspired by this card! In addition to card making, I enjoy mini albums, interior decorating, sewing, and painting. It would be great to have time to do it all!ReplyCancel

  • Lea Ann H.July 25, 2015 - 8:52 am

    I enjoy all forms of paper crafting, including cards, scrapbooking, and altering items. If I’m not in my crafty space, you’ll find me at the piano, playing and singing along. Music is the perfect mood changer when life gets a bit frustrating, and helps set the memories in place for those sunshiny days!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJuly 25, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Gorgeous card!
    In addition to paper crafting, my creativity definitely comes out in my cooking– probably more so than paper crafting.
    Have a great weekend–rainy down here again. :(ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 25, 2015 - 8:54 am

    Hi Becca
    such a beautiful card loving the color and style, my Daily fix is to Pin all things i like on my Pinterest board i must admit it can be addictive .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezJuly 25, 2015 - 8:58 am

    Another beauty Becca, love that amazing half circle with all those lovely pearls, that bow is so gorgeous, I hope I’m lucky today.
    My other hobbies are Cross Stitching, I also love to Crochet and Knit, all of this things were taught to me by my Maternal Grandma, whom I loved so much. Miss her every day.
    Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Carol MacDonaldJuly 25, 2015 - 9:02 am

    Hi Becca,
    Other than card making, I’m enjoying taking things apart and creating multi-media art. I love texture and layers. The ‘feel’ of art in my hands gives me such pleasure.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BillardJuly 25, 2015 - 9:03 am

    So beautiful! Other than card making, I like to make mini alums. If I am not paper crafting, I am usually watching tutorials or visiting pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 25, 2015 - 9:06 am

    Yet another stunning card today. I don’t get a daily fix of creativeness if I’m not making a card but I occasionally make birthday books and have just finished one yay!!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S.July 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Hello Becca, To keep my creative juices flowing, other then stamping and paper crafting, I plan and do little craft projects with our 3 year old grandtwins. For their fourth birthday, coming up in a couple of weeks, they asked for more paper for their easel, more tempura paints, and some other craft supplies. It is never too early to start them on their artistic journey!! (I also get cranky if I go too long without creating!)ReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

    I love your card, the new SB die is wonderful! Other than cards, I also make bookmarks and stamped scenes that I paint with watecolors.ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.July 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

    I scrapbook, make jewelry, and crochet in addition to cardmaking. This is a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra LesleyJuly 25, 2015 - 9:15 am

    Lovely card. I’m not sure what to do certain days that are creative…and they tend to be my not so good days…perhaps I need to think about that a little!!
    Thanks for your continuous encouragement xxxReplyCancel

  • DalyceJuly 25, 2015 - 9:23 am

    I don’t know how you come up with so many beautiful card ideas. I have really enjoyed all of them this month.
    Today is another beautiful one.
    I love Amazing Paper Grace. The title fits this blog so well.
    It’s like walking into a beautiful garden every day.
    Thank you, BeccaReplyCancel

  • Kathy mJuly 25, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Oh, this card is stunningly classic! I also am creative at home by training my dogs as therapy dogs, and at work in developing organizational process and computer challenges. To me the bits and bytes of computers is like painting (Renoir or Monet). The organizational challenges ar similar to sculpting by adding and removing…ReplyCancel

  • RuthJuly 25, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Beautiful card Becca, love the way you have designed this and the sweet flowers at the bottom.
    I also get my creative fix in the garden and kitchen , but always return to my wee craft room for my therapy!

  • SuzMJuly 25, 2015 - 9:35 am

    I’ve made a few scrapbooks; bound books; painted birdhouses. Recently I picked up needlepoint again. But I’m an old English major and I love paper. Card making is my very favorite.

    Your card today is absolutely stunning. Thank you for bringing it backReplyCancel

  • Connie LudgateJuly 25, 2015 - 9:40 am

    That is another gorgeous card. My main creative outlet is crochet because all I have to do is find a pattern I like. Card making offers challenges because if I see a card I like, I usually don’t have the dies or the embellishments someone used to make the card.ReplyCancel

  • AvaJuly 25, 2015 - 9:45 am

    Oh Becca, yet another gorgeous card. I’m renewing my cardmaking skills after being away for a many years and I’m loving it. Your cards are my inspiration to create. Besides card making, I love to quilt and decorate, often redeisigning rooms in our home. Simple elegance is my mantra for the things I create and recreate. Have a beautiful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BJuly 25, 2015 - 9:52 am

    Hi Becca, Stunning card and beautiful dies! I love sewing and at the moment I make a handbag,also in the making a quilt throw for my son. Have a nice weekend and take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 25, 2015 - 9:54 am

    Beautiful card. That Victorian Arch is gorgeous. I get a creative fix from doing plastic canvas needlepoint and counted cross stitch. I also get creative juices flowing from the blogs I follow and online galleries as well as Pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 25, 2015 - 9:58 am

    Wow, what a card. I like to garden and bake cookies.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth LambosJuly 25, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Happy Saturday dear Becca! Stunning card today! I like to put puzzles together, on my computer and on my dining room table. Then I glue them together and use them as ceiling tiles in my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJuly 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

    Well, I sit and tangle for at least 30 minutes a day for my jolt of creativeness! I help increase our creativity and self worth.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 25, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Yet another Becca spectacular today. Dear lady you are a genius!
    When I’m not snipping and sticking I’m roaming the internet for inspiration. A lovely pastime if only I could remember 2% of what I see. However I live in the hope that some of it will come back to me when needed other wise I’m only wasting valuable time! Oh perish the thought!ReplyCancel

  • DKJuly 25, 2015 - 10:04 am

    Healthy cooking is my second creative outlet. Cooking healthy boosts both my physical wellness and my creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 25, 2015 - 10:13 am

    Wow, haven’t thought about this as a daily process, but I guess I am rather obsessive about creativity! Lol.
    Since I am retired, I have more free time to spend as I wish. I live in a wonderful community that offers so many activities from which to choose. I have been involved in ceramics, Calligraphy, scrapbooking & paper crafts for several years now. Those all involve creativity, I think. I have participated in one or more of these on a daily basis since I joined.
    Just recently I have joined a dance club for exercise after I started filling out my chair a little too much! Lol I guess that is still creativity, just not my own. The instructor plans the steps for us.
    Always said I wanted to learn how to play cards. I think I will save that for when I have difficulty moving or seeing. {Wink, wink.}ReplyCancel

  • gayleJuly 25, 2015 - 10:20 am

    Love this one…Fans are one of my favorite things.

    My other creative urge is knitting or rug hooking.ReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenJuly 25, 2015 - 10:22 am

    Gorgeous card; love how elegant it is! If I’m not cardmaking, I also enjoy etching glass and calligraphy!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJuly 25, 2015 - 10:40 am

    Hello Becca,
    What a beautifully gorgeous card today. I love it.
    To get my daily creative fix I find that I can do that very easily by volunteering in school, as I am always doing things with the children. Last term we made Roman soldiers & shields and mosaic artifacts. Before that it was mud huts from the stone age, oh the list is endless. When I’m not helping out there, I go into my garden to try to keep it looking beautiful.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 25, 2015 - 10:41 am

    Messing around with my flowers, I do daily ….beautiful card, love the arch too…thanks for sharing your awesome cards…ReplyCancel

  • linda boyceJuly 25, 2015 - 10:44 am

    Hi Becca great card so fresh and love your bows,when l,m not card making l,m book folding and scrap booking in fact there is never enough time in the day for all the things l wont to do hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Peggy BJuly 25, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Becca this card is amazing. Again I say thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us. Card making is my number 1 love. In the past year I have done a few scrapbooking albums as gifts for friends. I have recently done pages to hang along one wall in my room. It is the time of year that I start on my calendars as I give them to pen pals and friends at Christmas. I am in the middle of making 15 of the recent calendar that you published. You truly are an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 25, 2015 - 10:52 am

    Another creative way to use a die. Thank you. I love planting flowers to add color to our yard.ReplyCancel

  • DianaJuly 25, 2015 - 10:55 am

    Becca, this card is stunning. Your 30 day give away leaves me speechless. Talent and the ability to kick them out so fast!! I can only aspire to work so quickly. Another ‘Becca’ die to add to my collection! :)
    Hope your summer is going well. Hugs sent your way.ReplyCancel

    • DianaJuly 25, 2015 - 10:59 am

      Forgot to say, if I’m not making cards, I’m looking for inspiration or supplies to make them. Cards are my creative world.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathJuly 25, 2015 - 11:00 am

    Beautiful card as always! This sure is a reminder I need to follow.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 25, 2015 - 11:11 am

    To get my daily fix, well I am doing it!!!! The first thing I do in the morning, is get on my computer and check out my favorite sites and e-mails. This is usually one of the first places. Gotta tell you Becca, I will really miss this when the 30 days are up. I love having you on a daily basis. Not that you don’t keep us updated several times a week usually, but I have enjoyed this daily dose tremendously. We have had a really bad year this year and things have gotten pretty hecktic of late and this is how I have managed to hold it all together – just taking a few minutes a day to enjoy what I enjoy the most and loose my thoughts in crafting before I have to get back into the reality mode. This just couldn’t have hit me at a better time. Thank you.

  • CyrusJuly 25, 2015 - 11:12 am

    Becca, this card is extremely, extremely, extremely beautiful. Other than making cards, I love calligraphy, I am really into Copperplate as well as Italic. I like gardening too. Hope I will be chosen this time, really appreciate your masterpiece!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 25, 2015 - 11:16 am

    How beautiful is this? Absolut stunning, and I too saw these new dies right away, and they´re truly amazing and fit just perfect her. I love the sentiment too, and also the other one you made as well, but the first one on the card is just perfect for a fellow crafter.
    Other than cardmaking, I absolutely love to make 3D items out of cardstock and paper too, and also to make all kinds of altered things too, as well as all kinds of fun things, that I can find and recycle into something decorative. My family use to say, that m slowly turning into a recycling station here, as I obviously can use most weird thin gs to create with here ha ha ha.
    Have a wonderful week-end now sweet lady, and have some fun with your family too.ReplyCancel

  • RosieJuly 25, 2015 - 11:30 am

    I LOVE this die cut you used!!! I do have one that is an arch but has no little scallops on and love how you did the pearls with it. I will certainly miss your emails after the 5 days are up. Could you tell me what the font is on most of your *sayings* you use on your cards – love them!! With all the swirls. Hope I win a card before your end of *treating* us with your beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 25, 2015 - 11:33 am

    Beautiful card yet again today! I really love the saying on this card!
    Other then card making, I also make ATC’s (artist trading cards), and I have also just grabbed a hold of the latest craze of Pocket Letters. I also do watercolor, and drawing. There’s always a creative outlet for me no matter what mood I’m in!ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 25, 2015 - 11:43 am

    My other creative outlet has become scrapbooking. I have a lot of family pictures from my mom and dad I need to get into a safe place with captions while I still know who all the people are! :) In the past I have sewn and done counted cross stitch.
    Your card today is absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • JudyBJuly 25, 2015 - 11:44 am

    If I can’t sit down and craft I love to look at the blogs like yours to see all the lovely things that everyone is making.ReplyCancel

  • MaryJuly 25, 2015 - 11:46 am

    Hi Becca , you say the die took your breath away, well your cards literally take my breath away. Have so looked forward every day this month to another of your delightful creations. My other fix is shopping at my craft store for supplies and chatting with lovely crafting friends. Thank you lovely Becca . MReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 25, 2015 - 11:50 am

    Good morning Becca, what a gem it’s absolutely delicious!!!
    My other crafting fix: I love knitting, crocheting, embroidery, rug making, decoupage
    the list is endless I’ll have a go at anything although not always successfully : ) but I don’t really care it makes me happy and its fun!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 25, 2015 - 11:53 am

    Kitting and gardening fill any creative time left after card making….
    PS – I love the velum idea for exchanging phrases!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 25, 2015 - 11:56 am

    I am new to Copic coloring but I am falling in love with it, and I can use it in my card making!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJuly 25, 2015 - 11:58 am

    Card making is my primary physical creative source. The rest of my time is invested in Bible study for women’s ministries and counseling. Some would say that’s not a creative outlet but it is the most rewarding for me. My cards are used to encourage others and as giftsReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJuly 25, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    Another lovely card Becca! Other than stamping to get my creative juices flowing, I do a lot of baking, trying out various new recipes and I also spend a lot of time in my flower gardens.ReplyCancel

  • April S.July 25, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    Wow!! LOVE your card! That die is fabulous! I like to cook and spend time looking for inspiration on blogs and pinterest.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerJuly 25, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    I also like working with beads. I have made a lot of pretty stick pins that I use on my cards. Another fabulous creation.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 25, 2015 - 12:17 pm


    To get my daily craft fix other than card making, I like to COOK! ;) Cooking is a craft as well. We all have to eat right?ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJuly 25, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Gorgeous card and the quote is marvelous. I not only do papercrafting, but I crotchets, embroidery and can all my fruits and vegetables and bake breads. Christmas baskets are so fun to giveaway with all that fresh homemade bread and jams.ReplyCancel

  • Patsy EcclesJuly 25, 2015 - 12:24 pm

    Becca..if only you could put photos of every card you have made into one big gorgeous book!! It would fly off the shelf. and it doesn’t even have to have all the directions, just a “picture book”. Every project you have ever made has always been a thrill for us your followers.

    Even when there is very little time in my life to do much else, I have been amazed at how just arranging a few little flowers does something and opens up some little crack into creativity and surprisingly, a little peace comes with it too. So next time we all see even those 9.99 or 3 for $10.00 flower specials at the groceries…maybe we should all pick one up and play with new ideas at home. It really is soothing. I don’t have time to grow them or I would suggest that you just cut some outside and bring them in to arrange. Just a very few placed at varying heights is enough!!ReplyCancel

  • dorothy harrisonJuly 25, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    I love your use of dies and colors, bits of flowers pearls, and ribbon and lace. This is a truly beautiful card! Sometimes my only creativity is looking at your posts -or another blog I thank you for letting me live vicariously through your art on those days when there isn’t time . to do more than wash dishesReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaJuly 25, 2015 - 12:26 pm

    A beautiful card
    so it’s not too hard
    to decide I would like this 1

    So send it this way
    on this ery day
    I really thank YOU
    so we both have wonReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyJuly 25, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    Enjoying seeing all your
    beautiful cards each day! I
    also do scrapbooking and
    pper related crafts.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • berniceJuly 25, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Other than card making, I like to write.ReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaJuly 25, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    As you see in the above comment, I like to write poems, moatly to honor our Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 25, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    Beside card making I also like to garden, do painting and floral arrangements. Another beautiful cars as always Becca. Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 25, 2015 - 12:38 pm

    For inspiration, I take in all of God’s creation around me – so much color and beauty! I also check out blogs. When I wake up in the morning, I lay in bed for around 30 minutes and think about what card I want/need to create and the possible techniques to do it. LOL, but it works for me! When stumped for an idea…of course I pray – this should be my first option rather than my last!
    Your card is absolutely beautiful Becca!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Paper Hugs,

  • NancyRJuly 25, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    I don’t really do too much else creative. I have done some scrapbooking as well as a few jewelry pieces and some beaded ornaments but not lately. Used to do some knitting a long, long time ago. It’s that time of year that I spend mostly on cardmaking for my business as well as for sending at the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 25, 2015 - 12:49 pm

    So pretty…am liking that new die, too! Oh what the heck…if I’m honest, I pretty much like them all! LOL! I love using vellum, too…so ethereal…elegant.

    I’ve been doing more mixed media lately for creativity, and enjoying that. That was easier to do before this temporary journey into wheels, so have been looking for more portable things. Amazon just delivered some new things this morning…and when I finish email, I will delve back into an old passion….coloring! One of my new books is Simple Blessings Coloring Book and I can’t wait to get started!then, there is also the owl one, and the dream catcher, life on earth one….

    Blessings for the day, Becca…

  • Judy BennettJuly 25, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I’m so envious of your bow-making ability!

    When not cardmaking, I sometimes make cookie bouquets, even a candy bouquet now and then. I have a few customers who order these for special occasions. Otherwise, I practice my Pergamano.ReplyCancel

  • Ann MJuly 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Love this card. So feminine, light and airy!
    I don’t have to be making something to get my creative juices flowing. Looking at your cards gets me going, or walking through the craft store will too. Usually it’s a paper that I really want to use!ReplyCancel

  • jacquiJuly 25, 2015 - 1:01 pm

    Only just found you, wow what beautiful cards.So delicate,love them all.Have made cards since being a child (couldn’t afford to buy them then) and it has grown into a passion.If I get any spare time I like to sew.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.July 25, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    I don’t do anything specific (other than card making) regularly. I enjoy decorating and will do that occasionally.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 25, 2015 - 1:06 pm

    I rearrange my pretties almost on a daily basis.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 25, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    I’m not sure if everyone would agree, but I think cooking is somewhat of a creative outlet. I love trying new recipes or putting a new twist on an old favorite. “Kitchen crafting”, I like the sound of that!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RJuly 25, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    Gorgeous creation! I will bake, cross stitch or crochet. Just a few of my hobbies!ReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterJuly 25, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    Great card. Great sentiment. Like you I have to have my creative fix every day. It can be anything from doing a flower arrangement to making Christmas decoration to restoring an antique. I love anything that involves creativity.ReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 25, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    What a gorgeous card and that Victorian Arch die is really pretty! Any creative flare I have is with cardmaking and the various elements to it.ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettJuly 25, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    Beautiful card as always. I scrapbook, make flowers, packages to hold sweet treats, and of course, making cards. Wish I had a lot more time to enjoy all of this.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 25, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Other than cardmaking, I care for my handicapped daughter and get her ready each day for her workshop, I cook and bake and I am an elected official for my town so I answer constitutents questions when they call or I find plenty to do.
    Love this card Becca with your very own dies makes it that much better.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Kathy RJuly 25, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    I love the card and was glad to be reminded to use vellum. It’s something I love but forget to use it. I recently finished an embroidered tablecloth that my mother had started for my daughter-in-law and son. She was still working on it when she passed away so I finished it and gave it to them on their 10th anniversary.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 25, 2015 - 1:42 pm

    What a pretty card, Becca. It showcases your sentiment beautifully!

    Sadly, I do not get around to crafting/creating every day. I don’t even have a moment some days to arrange a flower or straighten a cushion on the sofa. So I have to content myself with visual creativity online. If I have a few moments I enjoy the creativity and inspiration of others on their blogs, pinterest, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 25, 2015 - 1:44 pm

    Hi Becca. Stunning card today. Love the new dies – gorgeous :-) My other creative hobby is photography. Great for my scrapbooking creations, and have recently started doing slideshows on the computer – a couple of which I have put onto discs and given as a gift included in memory albums :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Arielle BerceauJuly 25, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    I find decorating my planner to be another fun creative outlet ?ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonJuly 25, 2015 - 2:13 pm

    Stunning, beautiful, design awesome, color amazing!
    As far as finding a way to get my creative juice, I turn to Pintrest, what a wonderful way to kill time and finding new idea!

    Hugs and God Bless,

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 25, 2015 - 2:21 pm

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, loving everything about it.
    My other creative thing is ‘Baking’, I love making cakes and pies, the only trouble is that ‘I eat them’ hahahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Pat GJuly 25, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    I love to make cards, but I also love to decorate my home. I often move things around, a chair, a lamp, vase of flowers. It’s just fun to be creative with the things you live with every day.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJuly 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm

    I haven’t done to many things besides card making and crocheting. I have bought a silhouette cameo machine and hope to do more things with it.ReplyCancel

  • RayaR.July 25, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Stunning Becca! Other than making cards, I make mini scrapbooks . I also have many flower gardens on our ten acres of land so I do try to use my creative side in gardening!ReplyCancel

  • AnnaJuly 25, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    Another daily fix when I don’t feel up to making a card?
    Easy sewing. I have recently learnt how to machine free quilt.
    So I got out the sewing machine and have made 2 and have 2 others on the go at varying stages. I sometimes dabble in making memory albums. Sometimes something just take your eye and wonders away with it and the rest of the body follows.ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyJuly 25, 2015 - 3:43 pm

    Good Afternoon, Becca. I’m so glad you used the new Spellbinders Victorian Arch. It is awesome and you are so clever in your use of it! As to your question about other creative endeavors: I also make journal. So when I need a spark of creativity, I turn to playing in my art journal to try out some of the new techniques in multi media work. Usually, playing around with no rules and lots of messy colors and acrylics sets my mind free and I can come back to whatever problem is plaguing me in my card making. Thanks for doing the series. The questions you are asking and the varied answers you are getting are quite thought provoking!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)July 25, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    How gorgeous! That sentiment is so apt!
    Card making is my main craft but I also decorate cakes, sew, knit, garden, arrange flowers, make jewellery.
    Sadly I have seriously broken my shoulder and my right humerus in multiple places according to the latest CT scan and it is going to take a year to get partial movement back. Crafting withdrawal symptoms have already set in.
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • LorettaJuly 25, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    Very pretty Becca. I love to crochet and design new patterns. I usually do my cardmaking during the day and crochet while watching TV in the evening.ReplyCancel

  • Denise GJuly 25, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    Beautiful card, so pretty. I love to browse on the net and see all the wonderful creations as well as sitting down with a cuppa and knitting or crocheting xReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramJuly 25, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    I love those arches top and bottom, I was looking at the flowers too. I love that size of card. Painting the walls, or spray painting pots and trellis for flowers. I knit, sew, but nothing larely.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJuly 25, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Becca your card this morning with the new Victorian Arch is just gorgeous, love it and the sentiment says it all. Other than card making I cook, sew, garden but mainly card making.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Jan F.July 25, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Striking card! In addition to cardmaking, I enjoy cooking and baking, looking at numerous card examples on Pinterest for additional ideas, and playing sacred music on my keyboards and piano.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HaysJuly 25, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    My name is Sandy Hays, and I am a craft addict. My husband says I am craft A.D.D. I do it all… quilt, crochet, watercolor, mosaics, garden, and have just recent taken up wood carving. Thank goodness I’m retired! I love, love, love this card. Don’t know how you come up with these ideas!!!ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 25, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    I like to go clothes shopping to see what’s new out there. Also seeing all the new colors and designs might give me some inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 25, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    Stunning card. I love to cook and cross stitch but my time is so busy with watching our Granddaughter I sometimes forget to do for others . thanksReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergJuly 25, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I cook and problem solve to get my daily creative fix..

    Lovely card,


  • Mary EstherJuly 25, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    Not every day affords time for creativity. Some of my favorite creative outlets are paper quilling and counted cross stitch.

    Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieBJuly 25, 2015 - 5:06 pm

    Gorgeous card!
    I love to sew, crochet, knit, cross stitch and garden. My hands are never idle.ReplyCancel

  • CaronJuly 25, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    Beautiful card and die. I like to bake cakes too. xxReplyCancel

  • TerryJuly 25, 2015 - 5:27 pm

    Becca, I absolutely love your bows! Other than card making, I spend time online admiring the work of other crafters & looking at craft magazines or books to get my daily creative fix!ReplyCancel

  • Toni LuceroJuly 25, 2015 - 5:35 pm


    I feel like a broken record, but this card is Beautiful!! I love everything about it, the stamp, the ribbon (bow), the layout, the dies, the cardstock!!

    I generally get my creative outlet everyday at work, I’m a graphic designer. With that said, I truly enjoy cardmaking because I do graphic design for an engineering firm, sometimes that means I don’t get to be very creative or that it is technical in nature. But I get to use some great software that allows me to be creative on how I create my graphics to be aesthetically pleasing!

    Thank you for all the inspiration you provide!

  • Laura PapercutsJuly 25, 2015 - 5:46 pm

    Hi Becca…sometimes my mantra is to just do something, anything that pleases ME. I really enjoy discovering how slow I can eat some almond chocolate ice cream!! Or rather if 2 bowls might be enough.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy ThompsonJuly 25, 2015 - 6:04 pm

    Creative fix, or necessity… SEWING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I see so many wonderfully precious things to make with fabric!
    I’ve even used fabric many times in my cards… you know, all those little pieces of fabric that we normally throw away? The sizzix dies cut beautifully especially if you adhere fusible interfacing to the back first! So much to make, so little time! :}ReplyCancel

  • melindaJuly 25, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    Lovely card! Before stamping I made cards on the computer. So now I create our church bulletin and other digital papercrafts for the church. I also like to crochet. I did cross stitch until my closeup vision got bad. :)ReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaJuly 25, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    I like to do punch art & gift boxes etc. that coordinate with cards. I am starting to experiment with water colours using heat embossed stamped images.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 25, 2015 - 7:20 pm

    Oh Becca this gorgeous!! Love your colours and that wonderful sentiment is fabulous
    I often find cooking a creative process, and I also dabble in embroidery and lacemaking. If I am not feeling particularly creative, I colour images.

  • PamJuly 25, 2015 - 7:38 pm

    Gorgeous card! This is a tough one. I used to scrapbook, but haven’t in awhile. I do teach a craft project to my summer school class everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica G.July 25, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Love the card and how you use dies in ways I can’t even imagine. Other than making cards I like to cook so that is another way I get my creative fix.ReplyCancel

  • ShaneanJuly 25, 2015 - 7:41 pm

    Another creative outlet for me besides card making is baking. I haven’t baked anything for a while, and I miss it. The one thing I baked the most was cookies. People love a homemade cookie, it reminds them of their childhood. Cookies make a great homemade gift. It became another creative outlet, for me because I would pack the cookies in cellophane bags tied with pretty ribbon to give as a gift to friends and family.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJuly 25, 2015 - 7:45 pm

    Love the Victorian die, it’s a must have for me. I also knit, crochet, sew, embroidery, needle point, and started quilting this year. Just finished my first baby quilt for my 3 yr. old grandson and it measures 96″x110″! LOL He’s going to be a tall man when he stops growing. I need to start a new quilt for my granddaughter who will be born in Dec. Also, have to get my Christmas Cards done so I can help my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Lots to do, just need to make up my mind what to do.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 25, 2015 - 7:52 pm

    This may be my favorite card yet! It is so gorgeous!!! The other creative thinks I do are sewing & of late I’ve gotten hooked on Papertrey Ink’s Create-A-Softie kit – I’m making my grandkids felt stuffed animals.ReplyCancel

  • Diane CJuly 25, 2015 - 7:59 pm

    Oh, the vellum makes it look very luxurious. I have some and never use it. I get my creative fix with sewing, knitting, baking also. I love to make anything with my own hands.ReplyCancel

  • fmgardneJuly 25, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    I love, love this card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 25, 2015 - 8:16 pm

    when not making cards, I use the internet for inspiration. Many blogs and Pinterest can help me feel creative even though I may not use the inspiration right awayReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 25, 2015 - 8:19 pm

    I get a creative fix from cooking and baking and trying new recipes. Really enjoy that. Loving the card today as always.ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullJuly 25, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    Hi Bekka. What a beauty you are giving away today! But then, they all are!!
    What do I do for creativity besides cardmaking? Does scrapbooking count? Taking photos, especially of my grandchildren is a hobby that I dearly love, and then displaying them on a page all their own.
    I love being creative in another sense, too. I love music. I play guitar and am learning violin. I like to just sit down and play, try new songs just for fun.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 25, 2015 - 8:28 pm

    Some days I just color or do some graphic design. I think being creative is a good stress reliever and try to do something almost every day.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 25, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Crafting has always been my comfort zone, stress buster, relaxant and love so besides card making, I also sew handbags using kimono fabrics and make Japanese dolls. These require so much detail and attention and is time consuming but I really zone out when I get started but I am so loving every minute. This makes me a happy person.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJuly 25, 2015 - 9:26 pm

    Hi Becca. Another lovely card today. When I am not in my craft room, I enjoy being out in the garden. Fresh air and hopefully sunshine!Seeing nature at its best does wonders for my well being!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine S.July 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm

    Other then making cards I love to play making floral arrangements and my passion is my garden. Lovely card as per usualReplyCancel

  • KrisJuly 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    Definitely cooking…and then knitting!ReplyCancel

  • Helen GiesbrechtJuly 25, 2015 - 10:09 pm

    Hi Becca , Besides making cards I love to paint pictures and also on stones ,ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownnJuly 25, 2015 - 10:51 pm

    Wonderful question . . . my daily creative fix other than card making. . . I have Soooo many hobbies, it all comes down to what mood I’m in . . . I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, cross stitch, and believe it or not walking, I do a lot of mental creativeness while walking, I’ll design a new quilt, or card in my head as I’m walking, keeps my mind off of what I’m doing. Anything that keeps my mind flowing, my hands busy, keeps me happy, a HUGE stress reliever for me!

    This is a gorgeous card, I am so in love with your bows and the pearls you use, they just as so femine, ahhhh.ReplyCancel

  • Louise RolphJuly 25, 2015 - 11:28 pm

    My other crafting ‘vice’ is cross stitch. I have lots of projects hanging around my house and my family and friends even have them. I don’t do as much any more because my eyes aren’t as good as they once were :-(
    thanks for sharing another beautiful card Becca. Your creations are simply stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love doing scrapbooking & cooking deserts.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 26, 2015 - 12:17 am

    Stunning card , as usual :) Love that little flowers you made – it is amazing! Thank you for the inspiration :) Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 26, 2015 - 3:04 am

    Hi, Becca,
    I absolutely love, love love today’s card! The die elements are gorgeous, the sentiment is perfect and the ribbon even picks up the ink color in the sentiment. I hope day 25’s winner is me!

    There are two passions in my life – making cards and making music. I sing in two choral groups and sometimes play guitar accompaniment for solo performances. Music has helped me through very difficult times in my life. I’ve written prayer-songs to express sadness and hope. One song reminds and inspires contemplation – “a little time, you KNOW the clamor, a little time, I can’t be heard, take some time and in the silence, hear me whisper ~ I love you.”

    Blessings, dear one,

  • Janet GoshornJuly 26, 2015 - 3:44 am

    I play with my home embroidery machine just as much as I do with all my paper crafting stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithJuly 26, 2015 - 3:58 am

    Wow! This Victorian die is fabulous and added to your card it adds to the elegance of your beautiful card. This card is simply stunning!
    Other than card making, I scrapbook as a creative outlet. I began scrapbooking many years before I began card making. I actually started card making after a series of major respiratory infections left me exhausted and not able to scrapbook. Card making allowed me to create something on a smaller scale and I quickly fell in love. I’ll never stop scrapbooking or card making. There’s so much I still want to do.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveJuly 26, 2015 - 4:38 am

    Oh, how I love this card!! Would love to display this in my craft room!!

    Besides cardmaking, I love to make little gifts for friends and relatives and I like to make little vignettes around my home. I change them around every so often. :)ReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne ClemenJuly 26, 2015 - 5:01 am

    I also do counted cross stitch to get my creative juiices flowing. It may be time consuming but the end result is well worth the time I put into it. I do my own framing and most of these I give away. Samplers are my passion.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJuly 26, 2015 - 5:05 am

    Hi been to crop day to day ! My creative passion is paper crafting but I do love cooking .
    I figure you have to keep the man in your life happy or there will be no creative
    time in your room .XXXReplyCancel

  • susan slaterJuly 26, 2015 - 6:48 am

    Wow. I love that saying! Looks like Spellbinders has some more beautiful dies to check out. Thank you for sharing. I do not have a lot of things besides paper crafting for creativity but I do try to bring a little to work each day in finding new ways to do work. HOpe you have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 26, 2015 - 7:13 am

    My boss in the jewelry department got me hooked on making cards. However I used to make tags for gifts when I was younger by using finger and thumb prints and adding eyes etc.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah LaVoieJuly 26, 2015 - 7:26 am

    I love everything about this card! This should be in a frame on the look at and read it’s sentiment. My other creative outlet is photography. I love to walk in the woods and capture nature.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseJuly 26, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Color! It’s so therapeutic!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJuly 26, 2015 - 8:51 am

    What a lovely card. I am late looking at your blog of yesterday, I still am not getting it sent to me.
    The other crafts I do are crochet,knitting, Swedish weaving, embroidery, sewing, baking and cake decorating, have done folk art painting too and learned to do counted cross stitch last year.ReplyCancel

  • Jan GavinJuly 26, 2015 - 8:59 am

    I enjoy sewing, gardening, & decorating for major holidays.ReplyCancel

  • marylouhJuly 26, 2015 - 9:35 am

    At present I’m re-painting some concrete figurines for the outside yard. I’ve finished a farmer boy, a pig, and a goose. Have to do an angle next. I keep my flowers alive during the hot summer and I like to color (just got into the adult coloring books).
    I have several sets of colors and I’m thinking about buying another. Love to read. Used to go needlepoint but the paper crafting has gotten in the way of that.
    Love your card. So elegant.

  • Paula GaleJuly 26, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    I love this card and die. Such a classy design which could be used for lots of ocassionally.
    I tend to get my crafty fix by simply moving things around my desk when I am having really bad mojo days (which seems to be a lot just lately). I want to do so many things but feel like I need some push or Kickstart inspiration. Your cards manage to do that for me but due to bad health seeing me leave my job, and returning to school, I can’t afford to purchase any of the dies you use, so I would never be able to achieve anything like it. I live in hope though….
    Thank you for sharing.
    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 26, 2015 - 7:49 pm

    I know this one is too late for the drawing but…..

    I Quilt, Sew, Mixed Media Art, Art journaling, Bible Journaling, Make my own jewelry,Garden, Cook, Bake, and I also scour Pinterest A LOT. I have found alot of great things to try out on there. Don’t even get me started about CraftGawker. Magazines are great resources to pull ideas from and to tweak things my way to make it truly my own creation. I also have a Vanity that I am going to Refurbish and Repurpose. Plus, I am into Computer Generated 3D Art.ReplyCancel

  • Linda in OregonJuly 26, 2015 - 10:51 pm

    Love your sentiment and lovely card. Can you give any specifics about the “Do Something Creative Every Day” stamp? I went to the Paper Source website, but cannot seem to find it.

    Thank you,ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 27, 2015 - 6:55 am

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, love the arch.

    Now apart from card making I occasionally do a little painting, though it has been a while. I also do photography, which again, has also been a while. Ordinary ‘life’ things get in the way sadly but maybe one day I will be able to concentrate more on craft alone, if only I could get a job which incorporates it, it would be fabulous lol!

    Have a great day

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • CandyJuly 27, 2015 - 9:18 am

    The soft blue really speaks to me. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia CraigJuly 27, 2015 - 11:12 am

    Another beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica FieldsJuly 27, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    I love that question, because I never dreamed I would make anything hand-made. I was a decent cook and I was settling for that. A friend who showed dogs was scrapbooking and asked me to take her by Michaels (I had offered to take her home from a dog show). I’d never set foot in a Michael’s. She said I could drop her off and she’d have one of her kids pick her up. I didn’t care for that idea, so I went in with her. I admired a cute rubber stamp of Tweety Bird…not quite sure why. She bought it for me and I stamped it onto little notes I’d send to my kids. Two weeks later she invited me to a Stampin’ Up party and there was no turning back. Here it is 15 yrs. later and her eyesight is failing. She recently offered me all of her supplies. But I suspect I may have twice as much as she has.ReplyCancel

  • Royda BarberJuly 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    I absolutely love your cards and the cool techniques that you share. I’m trying to make your Spellbinders Hinged Card Bases for Filigree Shaped Cards. I’m having trouble getting the double cut on the top (double layer). I’ve run in through my Big Kick 6 times and still the back 1″ piece will not cut through. I’ve tried cut side up and cut side down, running it through with double side first and then turning and running through again with cut side last. Oh, I’ve also been running it with waxed paper. I’m totally frustrated and any help/suggestions you give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    Royda BarberReplyCancel

  • Judy WestJuly 27, 2015 - 6:37 pm

    Your cards are always so beautiful and I can’t imagine even
    coming close to making a card like any of them. It would
    certainly be an honor to have one of them so I am hoping I will
    be one of the lucky ones to win one of them.

    Keep the beautiful cards comingReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonJuly 31, 2015 - 6:04 pm

    WOW! Love the design of this stunning card, the fan is so perfect. Love the light coffee or taupe colors and creams. Once again this is a Becca. There aren’t too many things I do that gives me a creative fix like card making and scrapbooking, heaven help us if a dust cloth should pass through my hands. I do love to read and do so every afternoon and before bed, helps me to relax and get me to sleep!

    Hugs and God Bless,