Day of Giving Friday: Winners!

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at
Sweet, sweet friends, I have so much to show today.  I have some cool news to share here on May 3rd, 2017, honestly, you won’t want to miss it.  It’s a sweet thing, quite unexpected – oh and there will be prizes.  Can you come by?

Next, I am over the moon thrilled to say that I have caught up on Day of Giving mailings.  I’m so sorry that this piled up but I’ve had some help recently and am so blessed to be current.  Have you been waiting for a card?  In the right hand column I’ve listed all the cards and winnings that are already in the mail – most will be arriving by Monday.

Did you notice that I had not picked winners for some time?  Yes, I knew I was overwhelmed by my behind the scenes workload and  I didn’t want to disappoint anyone by further delay.   New winners for recent cards are now picked and the cards are on my desk waiting for the winners to give me their addresses so they can be shipped.  If your name is in the left hand column, please go to the contact tab and leave me your mailing address.  These lists are also on the Giveaway Page – I just wanted to celebrate here but I’ll always continue to post winners there!!  ….and on to my card below…

New winners are in this column
BONNIE SPRINGLE (address received)
MARILYN YU (address received)
CHRISTI (Neal) (address received)
BEVERLY PARKISON (address received)
JAN STUMPF (address received)
SUSAN B. (address received)
KAREN GREISS (address received)
MARILYN IN E~ TOWN (address received)
Have Been Shipped

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at
Today I’m sharing a card that I used flashy gold on for a graduation celebration but it just as easily doubles as an encouragement card.   It’s dimensional but can be made as flat as need be.  The card rests on a 5.5″ x 7.5″ base that is matted with design paper an gold.  The focal image is made of several elements in my new Vintage Elegance Collection, which is back in stock.   I used two of the Spellbinders Filigree Tag/Bookmark dies as an embellishment by trimming and letting the ends peek out on the bottom and the top.  Next I ran velvet and gold ribbon across the card – ribbon hides so much of what is going on behind ;-).   From the Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer set, the die portion is cut as a frame, bowed to give dimension and glued behind the ribbon – it’s really quite regal.  (I imagine doing this for a little girls princess card :-))  The sentiment is stamped on the insert that comes with Beautiful Dreamer stamp and die set and I decorated the ends with two of the tiny decorative tags from Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags. For this collection I was determined to have some smaller elements that could double duty as embellishments with lots of possibilities :-)  Oh, and don’t forget the tassel – I think that’s what allows me to call it a Graduation card, lol!

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) 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. You can check the list of winners HERE!  I’m reminded this week that reunions are so inspiring and emotionally joyful!  For your comment: What the most memorable reunion you’ve experienced – how did it make you feel?

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at

StampsSpellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags, Offray Velvet Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearlspost-header-bottom


I can’t thank you enough for your patience.  I’m mindful that sometimes you have to take a step back to take more steps forward. :-)  I’m making headway on a number of behind the scenes projects that I really need to handle.  I’m going to try to shake things up so that I can keep things covered while bringing new to the table.  Please join me on May 3rd – I promised that this year I would be brave and that’s what I’m going to do!

  • CHERIE JOHNSONApril 28, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    Oh Becca,
    What a beautiful card!!! You really do think out-side of the box. Bold and gold accents really make your cards “more special” and the velvet ribbon, just over the top. Thank you for sharing!
    Cherie-Los Angeles.ReplyCancel

  • CHERIE JOHNSONApril 28, 2017 - 2:14 pm

    I am on the hunt for the Vintage Elegance set! LOVELY!!ReplyCancel

  • wandaApril 28, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Just love your card …..well I love all of your cards. I love the way you used the
    tassel, nice effect.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeApril 28, 2017 - 2:17 pm

    Another beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 28, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    May 3rd is on my calendar; I’m excited too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CruseApril 28, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    Becca: Such a beautiful card. I love the way the paper was highlighted with gold and the accents complimented.
    Thanks for the chance of winning a card.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle EddingsApril 28, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Your cards always take my breathe away! I have only been to one reunion — a family reunion of my relatives on my father’s side that I had not seen since I was in high school (50+ years ago). Almost all of my aunts and uncles have been deceased for quite a few years (including my father), but it was so great to spend time with cousins during a long weekend at Lake Kentucky. It is a trip I will always remember.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. Love that velvet and gold. Reminds me of when I was a child and Christmas trees were decorated in those colors. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Another beautiful card as always, looking forward to May 3. I have not been to a reunion in such a long time, so I will have to say a visit from my friends after my move. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.April 28, 2017 - 2:26 pm

    Becca, what a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see what you are doing on May3. One reunion that was very good. Was connecting with
    a friend from High School & we were very good friends at that time but over the years we lost touch. What was even more exciting was she became a Christian & we reconnect in church.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 28, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Stunning card in gold. Perfect for the graduate but a goal for everyone in life.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 28, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    I love how you curved the middle of the card. I’m so used to seeing you gorgeous bows but the tassel was a nice surprise and reminds me to get mine out.. Gorgeous card!
    Reunions with far away family are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GApril 28, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    Another very beautiful and very elegant card, love the tassel!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 28, 2017 - 2:59 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD, BECCA! I LOOOVE the gold! Reunion? I’ve never been to one. LOL I am anticipating a reunion of a dear old friend though & I am EXCITED!!! :D It’s been SO MANY YEARS!ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    gorgeous card for today. my most memorable reunion was my 25th h.s. reunion. so many of the folks that i wanted to see were there. many of the ones that had been in elementary school with me were there too. it was alot of fun. thanks for picking me as a winner. i’m getting more patient so i can wait, sleeplessly until it arrives. thank you for offering these every week. i’m looking forward to your announcement on may 3rd.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Wowee, Becca, I got goosebumps reading about May 3rd’s exciting news to come…can’t wait!!!

    It was fun to imagine how I would feel to receive today’s card…like I was crowned “Queen For a Day”! Love, love, love all the gold, the tassel and the red velvet ribbon is a luxurious touch. Absolutely regal.

    Love & blessings,

  • IDenice with a "c"April 28, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    I think my most memorable reunion was the year my mom passed away. We all had not had a get together in years and when she died it reminded us that we should never take family for granted. I know she would have been so happy we were all gathered once more and we talked about her so much that it was almost like she really was among us. Becca, I also just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to be able to enjoy your world and making everyone of us a little part of your family. I don’t guess I will ever get to meet you this side of Heaven but I can’t wait to give you a big ol’ hug some day. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 28, 2017 - 3:11 pm

    Beautiful graduation card Becca. My favorite reunion was with my high school clothing design teacher, Lois Melton. A friend surprised me for my birthday a few years ago. When she came to pick me up for lunch, my high school teacher was in the car. It was a wonderful reunion.ReplyCancel

  • Donna JeanApril 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Such beauty!! I’ve been wondering how your cards hold up so sturdy using the 80 lb cardstock with all the layers. When I use the wet glue to hold all the layers, I find I require at least 100-110 lb paper. Am I missing something? Can anyone help me here?ReplyCancel

    • Joni SApril 28, 2017 - 3:42 pm

      I use 100 lb for the base, too. Just makes for a sturdier card all the way around, imo.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm

      I wonder if the wet glue makes them heavy? I’m good most of the time unless I put a heavy button and more than 3 layers :-)ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 28, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Lovely card, have family reunions every 2 yrs, so thankful for all if my family.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 28, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Whether I win a card from you or not, I am always a winner when you share a new posted design. Your dies are so classy–basic, versatile, and enduring. I have most of them and always look forward to how you re-use the old with the new. I’ll try this combination when the new dies come in the mail.

    50th High school reunion was most memorable because everyone was a much kinder, caring, friendlier person than years ago. Aging has its benefits.

    Thanks for your card idea, BarbaraReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:33 pm

      Barbara, I so agree. Love and kindness becomes easier over the years as you practice. I’ve seen this in my own life.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SApril 28, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    What a yummy card, Becca – love the colors together – so lush! Best reunion I’ve ever experienced – we had an open adoption with our two kiddos – siblings – but for a variety of reasons it was too painful for their birth mom to see them and I don’t think she really trusted that I was ok with her seeing the kids right away. So it was two very long years before they saw their birth mom after I adopted them. Best, most right thing I ever did as a mom though, was keep asking and making that opportunity available to her. They are grownups now and have a good relationship with her. There always was room enough for all of us and they needed to believe and know that she loved them, she just wasn’t able to care for them day-to-day.ReplyCancel

    • Pam TASApril 28, 2017 - 7:42 pm

      Joni what a wonderfull Mum you turned out to be well done !!!
      Those children are so lucky to have you also their biological Mum
      is very fortunate .
      Your way of dealing with this has meant that no one has been left out .
      Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:32 pm

      Wow, I love that!! Yes, there is always room enough!!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapApril 28, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I love the idea how you added the tassle for the graduation. My favourite reunion was when I went back overseas to my families country of origin & met up with aunts,uncles and cousins. It had been 20 years since I had seen them last. A happy & sad occasion as my grandparents were no longer around & it felt like something is missing. How wonderful it is, we live in a world were we can now communicate with someone overseas in an instant.
    Congratulations to all the winner!
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 28, 2017 - 3:51 pm

    Becca, what a stunner! I had a mini reunion with my grade school friend and it was lovely. It felt as if I saw her yesterday. I conversation never stopped and was all laughs and smiles. She is a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KApril 28, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is truly beautiful and the tassel is a delightful touch.
    I’ve been missing as I decided to throw myself onto the ground and fracture my hip, so I’m walking rather slowly with the help of a zimmer frame!!!
    My memorable reunions are the ones every six months when I meet up with my crafting buddies from all over the U.K. and one even comes over from Europe, they make me feel so loved and happy. Unfortunately I missed this month’s because of my accident, but roll on October!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Kathy MApril 28, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    I met one of my grade school teachers when I was donating my dad’s construction tools to a vocational technical school for newly migrated individuals. He is now one of the founders and teachers at the go-tech school. Such a giving and caring person. I felt young again as if I was in grade school but with new appreciation and insight to the gifts this teacher shared with everyone. He is such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichApril 28, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    My most memorable reunion was in 2016. We learned that my grandfather fathered a child in England during WWII. He never knew his father’s name, but had pics. As a result of DNA, he found us. Then we found out that my grandfather fathered another son in Virginia. My dad thought that he was my grandfather’s only son. Last year, the three brothers met for the first time. It was amazing, and they are soooo much alike. I was excited, scared and extremely happy all at the same time for them.

    And we all understand that you are very busy, but thank you so much for getting our winning cards in the mail. God bless you.ReplyCancel

    • Carol H.April 28, 2017 - 8:27 pm

      That is the coolest reunion story ever!!!! I’m glad I got to read your story! I’ve always wondered if’s DNA test was legit–now I know it is!! What a wonderful reunion y’all had!!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:31 pm

      I agree with Carol, what a lovely reunion – serendipitous!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 28, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to all your lucky winners,
    Your cards are always beautiful Becca, you always inspire me.
    Our happy occasion was when Hubby and i traveled out to NSW Australia to meet his brother and wife they had not seen each other for over40 years, it was fantastic and we had a BBQ on Boxing Day.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Barbara FlanaganApril 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    You never fail to inspire me, and this is one of my new favorites. Your freshness puts a smile in my heart; thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:02 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This card is awesome and if used for a graduation that tassel says it all. Love the dies you have used and the gold. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 28, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    This is such a gorgeous card, Becca! There are so many parts to it that I can only imagine the time that it took to construct it. My most memorable reunion was a family one and it was the first one since we were kids, perhaps over 30 years prior. This time the grown-up kids were the organizers and it was great to see everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonApril 28, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    Hi Becca
    My oh my, I love the richness of the card… the gold oozes opulence. Love it xxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownApril 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Oh such elegance! This will truly make someone feel special!
    A memorable reunion, when my childhood friend (from 3yrs old and on) and I got together for our 50 birthdays and went fly fishing and again for our 57th birthdays, a true friendship???ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BApril 28, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    My most memorable reunion was the first one my soon-to-be husband took me to 26 years ago. There were 40+ people there from his family whom I had never met. He introduced me, and then walked away. I could not believe he had done that to me! But, his relatives were so warm and welcoming! I married into a wonderful family!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 28, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    Your card today is awesome, delightful, and beautiful. The reunion I remember the best was the first family reunion that I remember from age 4 years old. It was held at my great-grandparents home and lots of people were there. Many wooden tables were set up under the old oak trees in the front yard which had been broom swept. Can you taste the red dust? It’s good we have lawnmowers now! Besides all those aunts, uncles and cousins by the dozens giving loving hugs and kisses, I enjoyed the bounty of food. The food I enjoyed the most was a watermelon my Great-grandfather grew on his farm. It was YELLOW. I had never seen a yellow watermelon before this time. Now, everytime I see one in the grocery store, it takes me back to that special family reunion where love was spread around as thick as molasses.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 28, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    Hi Becca this card is very elegant !
    I have been in touch by phone to an old work
    friend the last few months it’s great .
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 28, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Glad to see you got all caught up, only I didn’t win. Actually, I’m a winner every time I see one of your cards. This is sure a little different than your usual – no Becca bow but the tassle is delightful in this instance.
    As far as reunions go, I will be attending Scrapbook Expo next week and that in itself is a reunion of all the friends you made the year or two before. But the end of May, I am going to New York for a week to attend my 55 year Class Reunion from high school. Hope there will be most of my fellow classmates there. I am the one who always travels the farthest to get there. Know I will enjoy it as the last time I was there was 5 years ago.
    Enjoy your timee in Canada, Becca.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.April 28, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Oh my wow what a gorgeous card!!!!! The designer paper enhances your beautiful die cuts perfectly!!!

    My most memorable reunion? I remember my 20th high school reunion (won’t say how LONG ago that was!). The short version is that I was voted most changed, which was the best compliment I could have ever received! In high school I can’t even describe my shyness and how introverted I was. It took me a long time, but I showed myself that change can happen if one desires it enough. My motto now a days is “life begins at the end of your comfort zone!” So true for me!! Woohoo!! Thank you God! :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 28, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous card with beautiful details and sentiment! Love the gold! Yay for getting caught up!

    My most memorable reunion was when I saw my father for the first time in over 20 years. His wife (my step-mother) had passed away and I went to see him. He didn’t know who I was at first.ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesApril 28, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Becca, This is BEAUTIFUL!!! And, I am beyond excited to be receiving a card. I will be stalking the mailman!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KApril 28, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    I love seeing your cards Becca. They are truly a blessing to me.

    I had a lovely reunion some years ago with a childhood friend. We met at a local restaurant, and she even brought her mom, who was besties with MY mom. The reunion brought back a flood of wonderful childhood memories!
    Thank you for blessing others with your lovely cards.ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 28, 2017 - 9:35 pm

    My first thought was there’s no BOW! But then the next was, still looks like a Becca card, would know it was her’s anyway. Actually it’s gorgeous and I’ve got an important graduation coming up, so thanks for the inspiration. Will be looking forward to what you’ve got to share on the 3rd!

  • Caroline PApril 28, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    OH Becca! What a beautiful card! You make such beautiful creations! You are such an inspiration!! ((Hugs))ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 28, 2017 - 10:05 pm

    What a stunning card Becca. Of course I noticed there was no bow right off, but the tassel makes up for it. Thanks for sharing.
    My niece visited recently and I hadn’t seen her in several years. I’m like a mother to her since my sister died years ago. Wonderful reunion for us! We sat up talking and just hanging out for hours on end.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful card! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! On April 15th, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. My cousin’s was like a brother to me and passed away 11 years ago. His daughter was a flower girl in our wedding. She drove 6 hrs. just to attend our anniversary party. Her younger brother flew from Pensacola to Austin to Houston to St. Louis and then drove another 12 hours (round trip) to attend our party. I hadn’t seen him since 2004! He missed Easter dinner with his family just to come. We were on a natural high with the turn out for our anniversary celebration, and these two cousins (who traveled so far) was the icing on our cake, the cherry on the sundae. We are truly blessed with 2 great sons, daughter-in-law (who is just like a daughter to us) and two of the most perfect, beautiful grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Sorry this is so long!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandApril 28, 2017 - 10:30 pm

    Hi Becca, another beautiful card! You always inspire me. I have a question for you. I was the January 27th winner of one of your cards and have been unable to figure out how to get my address to you so I can claim your beautiful card. Could you please let me know? Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:28 pm

      Hi Jacquelyn, I did get your address and your winnings are on the way. I posted a list at the beginning of this post of all the winners who have stuff on the way. Sweet girl, you are on the list :-) I’ve also updated everything on the Giveaways page. Sorry it took me so long! I got some help and it made all the difference!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 29, 2017 - 12:11 am

    What a wonderful graduation card! So elegant and yet very celebration-y. Just beautiful!
    I’m so happy you have so many exciting things going on for you right how. I’m just delighted for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 29, 2017 - 1:12 am

    Good morning Becca, you really are amazing!!! I went to my Auntys 80 th birthday last year her mum my grandma had six daughter’s including my mum, so you can imagine all the families it was a fabulous get together!!! It’s sad we don’t meet more often!!!
    Thanks Becca and Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 29, 2017 - 2:13 am

    What a stunningly lovely card.! Loving the velvet with the gold. I’ve been to a few reunions each had its own merits. The common feeling was the wonderful blessings to see and talk to family you haven’t seen in a long time.ReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 29, 2017 - 2:45 am

    Once again a gorgeous card, Becca!
    The gold accents, the pretty ribbon and lovely design paper you have used – it’s all so beautifully put together!
    The best part of reunions are meeting old friends I don’t get to see very often, catch up on them, and talk about “old days” :))ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 29, 2017 - 3:04 am

    Morning Becca, Another gorgeous card !! At first glance the die-cuts above the ribbon reminds me of a ‘tiara’, truly gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 29, 2017 - 4:24 am

    Yet another stunning card. My memorable reunion was with my school class 29 years after we left school (organised by me) so quite a few of us who had moved away hadn’t seen each other in all that time. We had a great evening with happy and sad tales to tell!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellApril 29, 2017 - 6:03 am

    Gorgeous, the burgundy really makes the gold stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 29, 2017 - 11:23 am

    Dear Becca,
    I hope u read this!! In December 2015 I was able to make the trip to see my dear friend Deb. We only had a few days together but that Christmas Day was the most wonderful gift I could ever ask for. I had seen her before I moved in May 2014, so getting to go be with her at Christmas was ever so special because she usually would go to her brothers for the holidays. The day after Christmas she and I had so much fun doing what we do best!! I taught her how to use her Anna Griffin minc machine. This is the best part…. she had several packages open but not all the way opened. So I started snooping (with permission of course) and she had the fuse by WeRMK and lots of good stuff to do with it, she had totally forgotten she had this! I have one and knew what all it could do so I was able to share what this tool could do, of course the card stuff she had to use with the fuse was right up her ally!! What a wonderful time, now she is with God and our next reunion will be one of rejoice!
    P.s. Love your new dies and stamps.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 30, 2017 - 4:02 pm

      Sending hugs Kay! I miss Deb so much!! Glad you got to spend some time with her and most of all playing!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DApril 29, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    This one is a real beauty. It would be so perfect for a graduate and done in different colors, could be used oh so many ways. I just love following you and your work, you are such an inspiration. May 3rd will not be here soon enough. Cannot wait…..ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AApril 30, 2017 - 6:56 am

    Hi Becca a beautiful card as always hoping your are going to be showing us some new dies, Or better still that you have won some prize in recognition of your your talent .

  • Joy MossApril 30, 2017 - 7:42 am

    Love the reds in the velvet ribbon, the dsp, and peeking out from behind the dsp. It gives it such a rich look! the gold spellbinder die cut and the tassel add to the richness. Most memorable reunion: Watching my daughters’ reactions when they saw their father after returning from two years in Afghanistan. Both are adult children. The youngest nearly took him through a window because she jumped so hard at him. The oldest, who was in her classroom where she teaches, broke down crying and wouldn’t let go. When I picked him up at the airport, I just stood there staring at him.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleMay 1, 2017 - 5:43 am

    Oh my Becca, Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’m your number one fan. I can tell by your work you have a heart ?? of gold! I can’t believe I won . Thank you so much !ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth HansenMay 1, 2017 - 10:20 am

    Hello, Becca. I’m new to your blog, having found it through looking at your dies on the Spellbinders website. I want to say that the above card is, for me, breathtakingly beautiful, and I have ordered the dies! Oh how wonderful it will be to make some anniversary and birthday cards with these! Thank you for designing such lovely, lovely dies for the rest of us to enjoy using and for our card-recipients to enjoy. I was further warmed in reading your blog to learn that you are a Christian who tries to live out her life in His name at all times and in all places. Thank you for your Christian witness. Thank you for being you. I also read about the loss of your dear husband, John, and I want to send to you my heartfelt condolences. I am adding you to my prayer list, asking Our Lord, to lift you up unto Himself that you may in every moment of the day receive His strength, encouragement, comfort, and courage. God bless you, Becca. I look forward to reading your blog and newsletter. I have susbscribed. Blessings to you this day and always, Elizabeth Hansen, Chester County, PAReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 1, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    Isn’t life so interesting and exciting??? I just completed a two week reunion with my from Pennsylvania who I haven’t seen in 35 years. She divorced my brother but we didn’t di vorce each other. We spent every day trying to catch up for all the years apart. Emails and letters were sufficient but doesn’t have the depth that a physical reunion provides. Besides touring the island to relive those yester years, we ate and talked and laughed all day and night. We figured we could catch up with sleep and rest after this reunion was over. I marvel how we just fell into the mode of deep friendship and respect. Though we may never meet again considering our age, I firmly believe this was the Lord’s gift to us….a lifetime friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 2, 2017 - 3:46 am

    Such a beautifully regal card, Becca! Love the gold and the velvet ribbon over those layers!
    A family funeral was the occasion which brought about a reunion of all the cousins who had grown up together, but moved away. Such sweet sorrow. It was a reminder that we should do today – not put off till tomorrow those opportunities to reconnect with friends and family!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Connie CrandallMay 3, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    You really are an AMAZING lady. Love all your creations, and now we get to see the work of others whom you have inspired as well. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy TedeschiMay 3, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Your cards are truly the best! Your work is AMAZING I enjoy looking at all of them.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMay 4, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    This card is so regal, you could send it to Buckingham Palace!!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria SperringMay 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    I’m looking for lacy dies and stamps for wedding! Am having trouble finding anything I can afford! Any suggestions?ReplyCancel