Good morning sweet friends. I’m wishing you a Happy April Fools Day, but my hope for you today is that you’re nobody’s fool. :-) I also hope some of my regional friends are out of harms way with the crazy weather we’ve had lately. I’m sure you wonder how I come up with the Friday question; so often it’s something that has happened in my life or been talked about this week.
. . . my brother became a grandfather with the first grandchild in our family! As I talked to my children and friends we mused how things have changed over the generations. I was a pretty strict mom and lo and behold, my kids (who are in their late twenties) have all come back to say thanks for sticking to my guns even though at the time I was not very popular. I’m tickled as I watch my kids save money and make homes to hopefully one day welcome children – I feel like they’re planning for the long haul. The most comical thing that’s the essence of being a parent, is when I hear my words come out of their mouths!!
How It’s Made
For my card today – this my simple classic card that’s a go-to on so many occasions. It’s simply cream and gold layered with Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles. On top of that I layered Spellbinders Oval Regalia. In the crook of the oval I placed three Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers (easy to place because they are built on wire and wrapped together – tutorial HERE). Digging through my sentiment stash, I found a sentiment by Quietfire Design – The Origin of Love – I don’t think I’ve every used this before and it simply tickled my heart.
About Day of Giving Friday
This card is up for grabs today to one of my sweet readers. Every Friday, I give away a card to a randomly picked reader who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. For your comment today – Give me a one liner – As parents, our duty to our children is ….
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Origin of Love
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb Cover – The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles, Spellbinders Oval Regalia, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers, Hug Snug Seam BindingHave a lovely weekend friends! I have company coming in a week – you know how crazy that makes me but you’re bound to see something I’m making for a welcome :-)
My duty to my children is to teach them to love and honor God first, cherish family, respect others, obey authority, value friendships, and love to read.
Beautiful card Becca! In a one sentence statement, I feel as a parent it is my responsibility to provide a firm, steady, loving foundation on which my children can remain firmly rooted while learning to spread their wings and fly!
Such a beautiful sentiment and very apt for Eastertide. My duty to my four children was to teach them that you achieve nothing unless you take that first tentative step. I’m so proud of the four of them and I can see my grandchildren starting to be the same. The eldest so eager to join the police force.
Another gorgeous card Becca. I have never had any children of my own but I do now have 3 step-children. My thought is – to always be there for them.
Your card is simply sweet and does look easy. That is one I’ll remember. Love the cinch and go flowers. Easy to make, except for arthritic fingers sometimes. As a parent and now a grandparent of 9, this is a difficult question to answer. The transition from the guiding, teaching and disciplining of my 5 children meant that I had to take a step back and defer to my children as they raised theirs. My tongue has many bite marks in it. But the answer would be, now that I see that my children are raising their children as I raised them, is; “be consistent and defer to God”. The guidelines for morality, respect and trust are all in the 10 Commandments. No parent needs anything more than lots of love and patience.
What a lovely go-to card! Those flowers are so pretty. As a parent provides the foundation that a child will need to live their life.
Gosh, it’s Friday again already. I’m sure there are now fewer than 24 hours in each day, otherwise why are they disappearing so quickly? ….. lol! I don’t have children myself but looking back to my own wonderful parents – they continually showed their love for me and my siblings. That is the major thing that comes back to me all the time – love, love, love! Enjoy your visitors. Hugs Christine xx
Beautiful card. I have everything to make this card so I guess that’s what I’m making today. My duty to my children is to give them a good foundation and know that I am always here for them no matter what.
My responsibility to our children has been to raise loving, responsible, honest, wise, family oriented, and Godly citizens.
I love your cards! Love them with all your heart and pray with and for them daily!
As a parent, and grandparent, I felt my duty was to raise children with positive self esteem, to teach them to be independent and self sufficient, to take responsibility for their choices, have respect not only to others but for themselves, to have hope and faith and joy, to have laughter and fun and to appreciate the wonders of life and nature, the importance family and giving is so much more rewarding than receiving, and most importantly to give them unconditional love.
Enjoy your company and have a lovely week!
IS to love them and teach them. Then step back and enjoy when they are grown and have jobs and spouses and great lvies.
Lovely card becca….taught my 2 to respect others, treat others like you want to be treated…no lies and I’ll always have your back…very proud of my two grown children 36 and 42 now and a very heart filled grand daughter that is 16…I couldn’t ask for any better…very lucky parent as they never got into trouble ….I also was a strick mom…some teens and smaller children I see places makes me I’ll how they talk to others, even their parents…a few years ago my daughter and I were eating out and a child was not being nice, my daughter said, we wouldn’t have gotten away with that…true, first of all I would look at them with stearn eyes and if that didn’t work, there was always a corner they could be sent to and yes they would get a spanking sometimes…sorry to raddle on…
What a beautiful card today. All Fool’s Day was the day my parents got married!!!
My duty to my child is to show her God’s love, encourage her, and give her the tools to live life to the full.
STUNNING CARD BECCA!!!! You say simple and classic, I say STUNNING – will grab anyone’s heart!
As parents, our duty to our children is to bring them up by being an example of what is right according to God’s Word.
Our job is to love them unconditionally plus give them the spiritual learnings they will need throughout their life.
Our duty to our children is to get them to adulthood without too much bloodshed from accidents, no broken bones, love for their Savior and respect their elders.
Another beautiful card. Love the soft pink with the gold. As parents, our duty to our children is “to live what we preach.” Hope you’re having beautiful spring weather.
To teach them to have respect for others and themselves
Hi Becca, what an amazing card here again. I just love the white and gold, and I love the sentiment too.
Our duty to our kids is always to treat others, how they wish others to treat them, and I´ve always tryed to teach them, that there´s two things in lfe that can really get to me, and that´s lying and stealing, and it would be the worst they could ever do to me, if they did any of those things, and thanks god it seems they´ve taken it in, as my youbngest has just turned 30, and we´ve never had any of this at all with any of them.
As parents, our duty to our children is … to run away and hide so they can’t find us. HA HA. I think.
Hi Becca. Love today’s card especially those flowers which I enjoy making. I am sooo excited as your latest dies I preordered are on the way to me, 2 of them have been delayed but most of my order will soon be in my paws. I won’t know what to play with first! It seems ages ago you told us about them on this wonderful blog. Happy happy weekend!
Yet another beautiful card, i so love the sentiment also.
I hear my children saying to my grandchildren words that i spoke, now and again
” if you can not say anything nice , then do not say anything at all ” .
Take care God Bless
Elaine H X
As parents, our duty to our children is to love them and teach them to love and respect others.
to make sure they are equipped to be self sufficient.
Hi Becca stunning card as always my one liner is BE KIND BUT ALWAYS BE HAPPY
GORGEOUS BECCA!!! ;)
As a parent, our #1 duty to our children is to raise them in the admonition of the Lord!
Beautiful card – My job as a parent is to help my children grow into loving, responsible adults.
Nice sentiment and a very pretty card, Becca. As parents, our duty to our children, is to be a good role model for them to follow and to be consistent.
Yeah I actually made it on a Friday lol! Stunning creation my dear, just beautiful.
As parents, our duty to our children is to teach them right from wrong and to show them LOVE.
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
God loaned these special ones to me to teach them the ways that he would have them to go.To follow Gods word and this will carry them thru.Yes it is funny to hear my words coming from my children’s mouths while they are raising their own.To say I feel no regrets in some of my choices is not true but I made my choice in the moment by Gods grace I have 3 wonderful children and many beautiful grandchildren whom I still instruct every time I see a need.I love your cards and your tutorials Thank you.
Gorgeous card! My duty is to raise my children with love & instilling in them good values by setting a good example myself.
As parents, we should teach out children to love, to respect, to honor and to take responsibility for their actions.
As parents, our duty to our children is … to help them grow into self sufficient caring adults.
I had to laugh when you mentioned your words coming out of their mouths. when my oldest was first home from college he gave his younger brother the best lecture on how good he has it. I couldn’t have said it better myself and I didn’t have to say a word. it was classic.
love your card today. thanks for sharing your talents with us. come on by and share a cup of tea with me. it would be such fun.
As a parent it is our duty to teach children respect for themselves and for others.
Beautiful card as always! Be there for your children but allow them to spread their wings as well.
Beautiful thought. Always but God our Father first.
Becca such a beautiful card. I feel like my duty to my children was to raise them to be independent individuals with morals and be upstanding citizens.
Great go to card to have in ones stash and this one is beautiful. I have to say that my hubby and I got engaged on this day 52 yrs ago funny as it may be. Still going strong with our love for each other and still learning what it means to put the other first! Of course there’s so many balances in the job of raising children but first and foremost is the model of us loving each other. With that comes maturity in the child. No better foundation planned by God for the child’s benefit.
Our duty is to teach them of God and His grace. Beautiful card Becca, thanks.
Happy Friday, Becca!
Beautiful card. I especially like the crown on top of the frame.
I call myself a childless mother because of my strong maternal feelings. My children, however, wear fur pajamas. As parents, our duty to our children is to love – love them, love ourselves and love each other with God as our center and our guide. In all relationships, love is always the answer.
Love and blessings,
A beautiful elegant card Becca with a lovely sentiment.
Thought for today ” Do as you would be done by” We are very proud of our 3 children who we think have turned out very well considering how the many pressures have affected children in recent and not so recent times. We can only hope that they can learn by example.
Hi Becca, congratulations to your brother becoming a grandfather such wonderful news, I love how your Children now adults have thanked you for their upbringing so rewarding. Your card is beautiful Becca, I love the sentiment and embellished so elegantly, thank you for sharing X X X
To teach them love and respect towards others and what you have. Love your card. Christine S.
Above all, I’ve expressed the importance of RESPECT to my children….respect God, ourselves, parents, family, neighbors and our country.
As parents, our duty to our children is …
– To teach them to live their lives – not to live it for them.
– To be their best parent, not their best friend.
– To love even when it is the more difficult choice.
Nice card. As a parent my job is to teach them good values and moral principals which means I’m not always popular with them.
Love your stunning card. – Respect – to the Church and to everyone and everything.
…to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Beautiful card (as always). Thanks for sharing
What a fabulous card!! Just gorgeous.
“Do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Eh 6:4
As parents, our duty to our children is to love them unconditionally!
We shouldn’t set parameters on our love. No matter how “bad” their actions, or their life choices are, the child isn’t bad. Their actions are. Parents have a duty to separate the two and keep loving the child through thick and thin.
Our duty to our children is to give them unconditional love.
Gorgeous card, Becca. I love the Oval Regalia die!
As a parent, my duty to my child is to love him and to raise him to love God and to love others.
Beautiful card. Love those flowers! Our duty as parents is to raise our children (bring them up) in the fear & admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6)
…our duty is to “parent” them, not to be their friends.
Hi Becca. Your cream and gold card is beautiful. My role as a parent is to give unconditional love, advice when needed and for them to know I am here if ever they need me. X
As parents the first thing is to show them love and help them become independent young adults with values.
Congratulations to your brother – and to you for becoming a great-aunt! What lovely news :o)
Your card is gorgeous, Becca!
And a one liner – to raise them as God would have us raise them.
Anne (UK) x
Our duty as parents is to love & teach our children to love others as God loves us & commanded.
Simply beautiful card, Becca!
I love the use of the gold paper. I feel the duty to my children was to raise them knowing Jesus as their Savior and how much He loves them. Every other aspect of their lives can be built on this knowledge.
What a lovely card. To teach them right from wrong and to love one another.
… to teach them to be independent.
Gorgeous card, as always!
Best and only duty as a parent – love them, love them, love them, to the very best of our ability, and recognize that some days are better than others at that! From that love grow all the other things they need – responsibility, work, sense of self, worth of others, love of God however they see him/her, justice, purpose, kindness, mission…all of it.
IMO anyways :)
My duty was to raise them to be honest, caring, responsible adults and let them know they could always count on me. Lovely card. That oval is gorgeous.
Hi Becca, I only have one daughter. My duty to her was to set a good example of a good Christian, and to make sure she understood there are only two people she will always be able to count on: herself, and God. She is responsible for her own actions, no one else. She grew up great. She is a hard worker, and understands her parents will not always be here on this earth. Love the card! Blessings, Lisa
Lovely card! My duty as a parent is to teach my child to love God, have respect for self and others, and to do everything they attempt with pride and to the best of their ability.
Okay…my mind immediately went to a non serious response to today’s question. I hope that’s ok. My duty to my children was to prove I really did have eyes in the back of my head! Hee hee! Seriously, I tried to reach my children to be honest, love God and others at all times.
I love the beautiful simplicity of this card and I’m so happy I have ALL the dies to recreate this card. I even have mirror cardstock so I’m anxious to recreate my version. Thank you Becca for the inspiration.
As parents, our duty to our children is to give them unconditional love, simple! <3
and once again, a beautiful card!
Becca, your card is simply STUNNING. So gorgeous!
It is our duty as parents to teach them (by example), love and respect. With these values, they will grow into caring, respectful adults…. At least ours did!
A parent’s job is to love their children.
Beautiful card as always. Our responsibility as a parent is to love our child, to teach them to love our God and country, to respect others and themselves, to obey the 10 Commandants and authority, to cherish family, to extend kindness to all mankind, to be honest and trustworthy.
As parents it is our job to teach our children to take responsibility for their actions, to love and respect others and not to judge, all with a little humor thrown in, because you have to laugh once in a while to stay sane!
Our duty to our children is to model love, kindness, selflessness, self-discipline, acceptance and love of God. And probably several more things….haha! Most of all is to do our best to be a model of good things. Sorry, not possible to complete your sentence without adding more! Your card is so beautiful with the pink roses along with the gold!!! Thanks, as always, for sharing your talent with us!
Hi Becca, a gorgeous card as always.
Our duty to our children is be respectful and treat others as you would like to treated. I think we have done well with our 5 children (the oldest 51 and the youngest 44) they are all wonderful adults as is our 9 grandchildren and we have 3 great grandchildren who are young but nice children.
Great card, thank you for sharing about your family. My daughter a teacher is always shocked over how many parents choose to not hold their kids accountable today. She knows she was held to a standard of respect that does not seem to happen today. I know she is happy she had rules and sees first hand what happens when parents want to be the good guy and don’t know how to parent.
Such a beautiful card Becca! I too was a strict parent and my duty was teach them to be honest, respectful, responsible, caring and loving people. They both grew up to be good people and are good parents themselves.
As parents, our duty to our children is to love them unconditionally!
Lovely card in every way!
As parents it is our responsibility to love them… No matter what. Thank you for the opportunity to win your lovely card.
What a lovely card, Becca!
My thoughts on raising my daughter: I tried, by word and example, to do all possible to help her become a kind, loving, caring, giving, and happy person.
It is our duty as parents to prepare our child for adulthood at any means necessary! Pretty simple.
The card is really beautiful……
Do you find occasionally that you need to “shim” some of the dies to get them to cut around the whole die. I am currently experiencing the die not cutting the paper, tried different papers & have run back and forth, tried a simple shim. The problem is only with my Spellbinders dies. Could my machine (a Cuttlebug) not be compatible with Spellbinders more intricate lines or could the darned thing have just run out of steam….it still works perfectly with other dies.
Good morning Becca, simply stunning!!! Being a parent is so many things. Wish it could be put into a one liner!!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
As parents our duty to our children is to insure that they are well prepared to be able to deal with all life will bring them.
Gorgeous Card. My duty as a parent and as a grandparent is to instill good morals, love and respect of God, family and others, and to teach them good common sense practices while always insuring that they never doubted that they were and are loved. In short – a good solid foundation on which they can use to build and mold their own lives.
Beautiful card Becca
As parents our duty to our children is to teach them to love and fear God, and to treat others with dignity, and not to judge.
to be their parent first and foremost. Our children have also said thank you. It’s not easy being a good parent. God didn’t design us to be friends with them first. That comes later and it’s a wonderful feeling.
Beautiful card. Love the gold mirror paper.
Beautiful gold and white card, Becca! Love that die!
Our greatest job as parents is to unconditional love and to teach our kids “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” for others!!
Hi Becca, This is a truly beautiful card, with a truly beautiful sentiment.
I had to chuckle at your post “The most comical thing that’s the essence of being a parent, is when I hear my words come out of their mouths!!” – I know exactly what you mean. I find that I say things that my Mum used to say to me, and in turn, I find that my Daughter says the same things to her children. It proves that we all listen haha, and I find it really endearing.
I have always tried to show my children the best ‘paths’ to take and to hopefully give them a solid foundation, and to always show respect to others, and to let them know that, no matter what, I will always be there for them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
As parents we are to hold their hands for a while but love them (unconditionally) forever.
As parents we are to love our children unconditionally just as God has loved us.
Beautiful card. As parents, our duty to our children is to be present, caring, nurturing, guiding, and engaged while we discern what they need. At the same time we have to keep growing ourselves so we always have more to give.
(P.S. What time of day do you post? I always seem to miss the Friday date. I must come by too early.)
Your card is gorgeous. For me it is to teach my children to be responsible and about God. I want them to grow up to be happy, well adjusted, young ladies.
As parents our duty to our children is to: Train them up in the way they should go.
This card is gorgeous! I love the sentiment, it is so lovely. In love with that bow and flowers :)
Hello Becca lovely card love the regalia die !
Congratulations on being a great Aunt how good is that .
Our duty is to love them at all costs , set good examples and point them in the
right direction and hope they learn from their mistakes . Pam XXX
WOW Becca you are my inspiration if i could be a tenth as good as you i would be happy
to give them wings to fly
thank you Becca for all your inspiration
Love this card Becca. The important thing for my children growing up was to always be honest and to treat others as you would have them treat you. They knew we were always there for them and a lot of times for their friends.
I think it couldn’t be said more perfect than Sue Rutz comment :)
uNBELIEVABLE YOU ARE JUST AMAZING
Your card is gorgeous and I love that saying. My only daughter was murdered in 2000 and this quote has helped to give me some peace. I miss her so very much