Day of Giving Friday: With Heart

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - With Heart and Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Diamond Floral, Spellbinders Blooming Collection -
Good morning sweet friends.  My apologies but I plumb forgot to list last weeks Day of Giving winner but I managed to get the name posted yesterday. If you don’t mind, please have a look and see – there are a couple of weeks of cards waiting to be claimed.  And we’re back to Friday again and a new card for Day of Giving Friday.  Nature sure conspired as it often does, but yesterday brought a packed menu of weird weather with hot, cold, wind, rain and hail – I lost a large branch from my tree also.  No worries, today I’m sipping coffee looking out on the rain.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - With Heart and Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Diamond Floral, Spellbinders Blooming Collection -

How It’s Made
I took a patterned background and cut it a couple of times and removed all chads replacing them with random chads to make a different background. I wish I had natural light today to show you how it really looks, but rain has claimed the last couple of days.  I left some of the chads out for a more distressed look – the background die is Spellbinders Grate Effect.  On top I layered a horizontal die – Spellbinders Diamond Floral and two tails of ribbon through the diamond slots.  Over the top of the diamond slots, I tucked in the embossed circle from Spellbinders Blooming Collection and used the left over circle cut to stamp my sentiment from Quietfire Design – With Heart.

About Day of Giving Friday
Although I normally share from a large stash of cards, every now and then a new card is up for grabs.  It happens every Friday, where I give away a card to a randomly picked reader who leaves a comment in our conversation about a thought provoking prompt I dream up to discuss – here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.     For your comment today – What’s a special tradition you observe to celebrate Easter?


Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – With Heart
Craft Paper: Kraft, Black, Die Cuts with a View – Scripts and Music Notes
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Diamond Floral, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearlspost-header-bottomHappy Friday!  Have a lovely holiday weekend sweet friends!



  • janet GOSHORNMarch 25, 2016 - 11:11 am

    Beautiful card. Our family Easter tradition is getting up early for the Easter Sunrise service then home to a sit down family meal.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanMarch 25, 2016 - 11:23 am

    We all gather at my sister’s house for dinner. Crafts for the grandkids to do, while the grown ups get to visit. It is always fun for everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Linda SMarch 25, 2016 - 11:25 am

    Our traditions are always about family and gathering together to share a meal. Easter dresses, and coloring eggs, the egg hunt and bunny ears with the grandkids!
    This card is so lovely. I would use this as a gender neutral card . . . The bow could pass for a bow tie.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 25, 2016 - 11:28 am

    When children were youn we used to hide the eggs in the garden , now they are all grown up we have a Sunday Easter Lunch after church.
    A beautiful card Becca.
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 25, 2016 - 11:29 am

    We always have a big family meal…this year will be sad, as tomorrow is my daddy’s funeral …love your pretty card as always…..hug your family and friends EVERYTIME you get the chance, as it maybe the last time…becca I’m sure you’ll have a tough time without your beloved brother this year, sure it’s tough on you a lot of days without your loving husband too…sorry to raddle…ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMarch 25, 2016 - 11:41 am

      Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your words are so true – we never know the last time. Saying a prayer for you and your family and hoping their presence brings comfort during this difficult time. Sending you a hug sweet friend…ReplyCancel

      • Joni StonekingMarch 25, 2016 - 8:19 pm

        Deep sympathies, Kathy, and this sorrowful time. Keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers as you grieve and remember, and celebrate too, all the love and life you have shared with your dad. Wishing and sending you love and peace in your memories, Easter hope in resurrection, and grace in your days.

    • Marcie SmithMarch 25, 2016 - 9:16 pm

      So very sorry for your loss Kathy. My father died 3 days before Thanksgiving several years ago, and it made celebrating Thanksgiving very difficult for several years. But in time, and after I started my own family, it got easier. God Bless you and your family.

    • PAM TASMarch 26, 2016 - 4:19 am

      Kathy so very sorry for your loss it is never easy but at special times
      Like Easter and Cristmas it always worse .
      Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers hugs PamXReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostMarch 27, 2016 - 8:43 am

      So sorry to hear you lost your beloved father. Remember you were blessed to have had him and have a relationship with him. Many children didn’t have relationships with their dads. Remember everything and hold it in your heart always. In the proper time, God will give you the peace you need. Blessings to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKMarch 25, 2016 - 11:33 am

    Hello Becca!
    Today is a NO Meat day, I was brought up on the day being sad, no washing on the line today, as my Nan would have said ” Washing in Blood, its like putting Flags out” So the tradition has stuck!
    Its called Good Friday in the UK, but apparently in Germany its called Sorrowful Friday, which I think suits better!
    Not many people observe the rituals anymore but there you go…I do!
    Love todays card and the colours are beautiful too!
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Ann RobninsMarch 25, 2016 - 11:36 am

    Dear Becca
    What a beautiful card. Our special Easter tradition was always go to sunrise service at the lake, go out for breakfast and then go home and make a ham. Now that kids are grown we just play the dinner part by ear. Happy Reserection Day and God bless my friend.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoMarch 25, 2016 - 12:09 pm

    Even though he is 27, we still make my son hunt for eggs and dye eggs. He just rolls his eyes at me.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 25, 2016 - 12:11 pm

    Ok, I have to revisit black. You’ve made a believer out of me! This card is fabulous!!! I just LOVE the black with kraft color. WOW!!
    My Easter tradition is being in church celebrating the resurrection of Christ with fellow believers, rejoicing in what Jesus Christ did for me.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia StevensonMarch 25, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    Good Morning Becca,
    I love your card. The bow is so beautiful and the stamp sentiment is very true–love makes the impossible, possible. When I was growing up, Easter was a time of sorrow(for our Lord’s death) and celebration(for He is risen) with family–sunrise service and lots of visiting. My grandmother had a huge family(11 sisters and brothers), so you can imagine the family get-together. Smiles. Today, is a different story, as Grandma has passed-on and my husband and I have moved around the globe several times. The kids are grown and live away from home…. This Easter will be quiet, but we will be thankful for the love, joy, children, relatives, friends and all of the wonderful miracles the Lord has allowed in our lives and the lives of those around us. Yes, there will be less preparation, but we will be filled with soooo much gratitude and love. And, yes, sorrow for the shedding of His Blood, but sooo much thankfulness for His Resurrection. YES!!! Many blessings to you and all of your wonderful followers~

    P.S. Keeping you and Kathy, in my prayers~

  • Becky GreenMarch 25, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    LOVELY CARD BECCA! I LOOOOOOVE that Taupe & I’ll have to look around on Amazon for dies…..they’re so much cheaper there!

    Traditions seem to be changing as the kids get older now….we aren’t all together on Easter this year. :( The kids are past the Easter egg hunt phase & Easter baskets….so, we’ll find something to do I’m sure. MAYBE, eat out after church, so I don’t have to cook! LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • MildredMarch 25, 2016 - 12:29 pm

    With family gone, it’s a quiet day of reflection with my husband. Love the card. Such a soft black, or is it a deep charcoal?ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 25, 2016 - 12:30 pm

    An Easter egg hunt was always our tradition. I remember one year when my Dad had to give us hints to help us find the yellow dyed egg that was hidden in our lemon tree!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMarch 25, 2016 - 12:32 pm

    Just being thankful that Christ died to take on the sins of the world. All you have to do is believe and ask for forgiveness. Aren’t we a lucky lot.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierMarch 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    It’s lovely Becca :) I’m in tears for Kathy’s loss so can’t express anything more, sorry I tried to reply to her but it wouldn’t work, :( Happy Easter, enjoy special family time, hugsReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMarch 25, 2016 - 12:38 pm

    Dearest Becca,
    There is something awe-inspiring about your work; for me it is sunshine with an intermittent breeze, and aha experience surrounded by a physical need to know all of the parameters of size, shape, color and texture. You amazing me with your creative soul.

    HAPPY EASTER!ReplyCancel

  • Diana DMarch 25, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card. I totally love the taupe and black. Soooo elegant. As our children are far away, we will be celebrating this wonderful day with neighbors. We have tons of kids visiting grandparents, so it’s music to our ears to hear the laughter and squeals. Happy Easter!! Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigMarch 25, 2016 - 12:58 pm

    We have dinner with the family followed by a cake in the shape of a lamb (pound cake covered in white frosting with coconut flakes covering the entire lamb).ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleMarch 25, 2016 - 1:04 pm

    Your card is beautiful as always Becca, no surprise there. LOL
    Since my husband always has to work on Easter now, we squeeze out a little time for our 2 young grandsons. They won’t be little for long and we don’t like to miss special days with them.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 25, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    Another gorgeous card here again today Becca, very very beautiful as always hun.
    I hope, you´re having a wonderful Easter with your family around and have time to slow all down and just enjoy their company for a few days.ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRMarch 25, 2016 - 1:10 pm

    Becca – Anther beautiful card. I hope to someday win one of your beautiful cards but I hope it is soon because I am getting up in years. I am 72 years young

    God Bless,

  • DebarK in FloridaMarch 25, 2016 - 1:13 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous card!
    Our biggest tradition for Easter is probably the food:
    Ham, scalloped potatoes, Watergate salad…
    Kids and grandkids are in MN, so it’s pretty quiet here…
    Happy Easter to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 25, 2016 - 1:19 pm

    Another wonderful card Becca, our Easter tradition would be spending it with family.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 25, 2016 - 1:30 pm

    Hi Becca. Love the card especially the bow and how it’s tails go through the die. Clever. Easter traditions for me is a roast Sunday lunch and Easter eggs afterwards. No egg hunts or bunny ears though! Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 25, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    Stunning card – love everything about it. We always have the family around for dinner on Easter Sunday and for the last six years an Easter egg hunt for our granddaughter, to be joined next year by our grandson, who should be toddling by then.ReplyCancel

  • JoyceMarch 25, 2016 - 1:39 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Lovely inspirational card. The love of God, most assuredly made the resurrection possible! I am blessed to have my children and three grandchildren visiting for Easter this year. Thankfully the 12 inches of snow that fell at one of their homes, won’t stand in the way of their 3 hour drive to be with us, where we were spared. Our tradition is the finding of hidden, lovingly prepared Easter baskets, which always, must include a religious item, along with the bunnies and other things.
    Hugs and God’s blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordMarch 25, 2016 - 1:40 pm

    Hi Becca, sounds as though you have been visiting in Scotland for the last few days! I love this card. We do not use black often enough. Easter is a time of remembrance and thankfulness. Easter Belessings to you and yours. Margaret.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 25, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    Happy Easter, Becca,
    What a great card for this Good Friday! I love everything about it – the colors, the composition and the sentiment.
    A special part of holy week is the Maundy Thursday service, we share a simple meal followed by worship. It’s a somber yet joyful occasion and sets a reflective tone. Easter is all about celebration and a great time to be in the choir!
    Love and blessings,

  • Maureen KMarch 25, 2016 - 1:57 pm

    Hello Becca,
    What a beautiful card today, it is so gorgeous.
    Our traditions are the ones held by a lot of people. A day of fasting so only one meal which is fish. Stations of the Cross in Church at 3 p.m. No washing of clothes, no shopping and a day spent with family. So we have a peaceful, no rushing around type of day!!!
    Kathy, I send love and prayers to you and your family, for we know not the hour or the day.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMarch 25, 2016 - 1:59 pm

    First of all, church. Then we have a family dinner and an egg hunt for the little ones! This year, no snow!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RMarch 25, 2016 - 2:30 pm

    Our special tradition is having an Easter egg hunt. This year we still have snow on the ground in the U.P. of Michigan so we’ll have it indoors!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SMarch 25, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    Becca, I just love this card with the grate partially filled. It is so elegant as are most of your beautiful designs. I just got your cinch and go flowers die and am having a ball making flowers. Thanks for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 25, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Oh what a lovely card, never thought of using blk. with kraft.
    We have no special thing we do for Easter.ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Our custom for Easter is to go to the sunrise service at church and stay for the Easter breakfast. After that we join in on the festival service. If the grandchildren are coming over for dinner, we do an Easter egg hunt – just a little candy and some money in the eggs.
    Happy Easter to you and your readers.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathMarch 25, 2016 - 2:52 pm

    I send an Easter Blessings card for my friends and family. I don’t do this now but when I was growing up we took a basket of food we would eat on Easter Sunday and have it blessed at the church by the priest.
    Your cards are such eye candy for me and very uplifting.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMarch 25, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    Beautiful card!! we usually go to church and then come home to a ham dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm

    Making sure Easter bunny visits my girls.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 25, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Your cards are always so beautiful. Have a happy and blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

    • BunnyMarch 25, 2016 - 3:06 pm

      I forgot to add how we celebrate. We sometimes stray from the old traditions as far as eating is concerned. I think we always enjoy reading about the resurrection and what it means to us. Because without His death there would be no eternity with Him.ReplyCancel

  • JoMarch 25, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Becca it’s been raining here the past two days too and I am in New Jersey. We have the dark storm clouds hanging over us too. It finds me comfort in knowing that someone else who has a love for crafts like I do, is also sitting in the same weather. :) Weird I know! LOL

    Your card is stunning! I LOVE how you make those bows! So darn beautiful! And as for Easter… we have a family tradition that has been in our lives for most of mine, since I was just a little girl (am now in my 40’s). The family all gets together and we go out to eat at a nice fancy restaurant for an early dinner (2pm) and once we leave there (usually between 4 and 4:30pm)we head on down to the boardwalk along the shore coast. Everything is opened up on Easter so we put the kids on the rides, play in the arcade, play the games to try and win Easter baskets and candy and take tons and tons of family photos. :)
    We are supposed to have 70 degree weather for Easter so I am really looking forward to it. I wish you a very beautiful, blessed and Happy Easter my friend!

  • christiMarch 25, 2016 - 3:06 pm

    gorgeous card today. I love Easter egg hunts. so much so that I did them with the kids when they were way past the age to hunt. like with my son and his fiancé. funny thing was they loved it too. we color the eggs then I pick one that is the special egg and write it down. the one who finds that one gets the big prize. they loved it. never knew who was going to win until the big reveal. have done this a couple of times with the grands when we are there at Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Margie MaloneMarch 25, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    You put so much love in your work.I show just looking at any of them. They are all absolutely gorgeous.I love to look through the cards you have displayed and wish I could do such beautiful work.Thank you for sharing your cards. They are a joy to look at.
    As for Easter, we go to church and have a family dinner with my only family. That includes my husband, sister, niece and nephew. We lost our mother last year, and no one can fill her space. But we rejoice being together with good food and good company. Then the men drift off to watch something on TV and the women sit around the table catching up on our lives.
    Again, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 25, 2016 - 3:12 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca with another spectacular bow!

    When we were growing up, my sister and I always dyed eggs the night before, then mom would hide them around inside the house after we went to bed. We would have our Easter egg hunt as soon as we got up in the morning. Mom started counting how many eggs she was hiding the year after we didn’t find all of them and a couple of weeks later, we just had to follow the smell to find the last one!

    Then we’d dress in our new Easter dresses and all go to church.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMarch 25, 2016 - 3:29 pm

    Beautiful soft colored greeting card! Great idea to remove the chads and mix it up a bit. Love that.
    Easter as a kid was all about fancy hats fun and laughter growing up. Egg hunts and that big ole ham made life seem so full and wonderful. But today the joy is in the saving power of God in my life and the celebration that He made it possible for me to really live as I never had before! He’s alive and so am I!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMarch 25, 2016 - 3:49 pm

    Another elegantly beautiful card! Blessed Easter to you and your family xxReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyMarch 25, 2016 - 4:18 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca. Would just love to own this beauty. We get together with our children and grandchildren for an Easter Egg Hunt and spend the day together. We had so much fun today and is wonderful family time. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.ReplyCancel

  • nancy VondraMarch 25, 2016 - 4:43 pm

    OOOH! This is Lovely!!! Have a BLESSED EASTER!!!! Love and kissesReplyCancel

  • nancy VondraMarch 25, 2016 - 4:48 pm

    Usually we all get together at Mom’s. She and Daddy died in 2013 and life has been ….well not the same. Last year I got to go to my daughter’s and this year is unknown. I did get to see all my grands and my girls last weekend so I can’t be tooo sad! I will be at church in any case!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 25, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    What a lovely card!!!! Normally I do not like brown but this is so gorgeous! That is what I love about you, you can take a color that I absolutely detest and make it so lovely :)

    Well, I have not had except for one Tradition to Celebrate Easter and it is this: To allow myself some quiet time to reflect upon what Jesus truly did for me. To allow myself to feel the emotions he was going through, the rejection, the pain, the sorrow,the agony of his physical pain,mental pain and emotional pain of God turning his back on him because he cannot look upon sin.The loss of his friends at the lowest point of his life. Even to the point of feeling all the spit upon my body. It truly puts into perspective the Love that God had for me.
    This year we are starting a new Tradition of creating Resurrection Rolls. But it will not be on Easter as most of the family has other obligations so we will not be meeting for Easter, but we shall still do it at a later date.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GMarch 25, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    Beautiful card as always! It is just hubby and myself but he wants to cook some ribs in the smoker and my part will be potato salad. I always make deviled eggs for Easter. When I was growing up we always got a new dress, shoes and hat to wear to church. I can remember even wearing white gloves.

    I hope everyone has a Happy Easter and you get to spend time with your family & friends.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth M. ArmstrongMarch 25, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! Love the calming colors.
    This year we are starting a new tradition. My parents are 91 and 93 and have just moved into a beautiful senior living community. So we, (9) of us, are all going to eat Easter Sunday dinner with them in the big dinning room. It is a first for all of us and will be very fun I’m sure as we have gotten to know many of the residents already. Have a Blessed Easter Becca! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMarch 25, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    Becca your card is level and Happy easter to you and yours, my tradition a Easter is to have all the family home.
    Hugs TrishReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMarch 25, 2016 - 5:31 pm

    What an exquisite card Becca – love the colours and the background id beautiful.
    We have no hard and fast traditions around Easter, other than church on Good Friday and Sunday, and generally a family gothering of some sort during the weekend. :-)

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 25, 2016 - 5:32 pm

    Good Friday Becca, beautiful card as usual love the bow!!! All the family get together for dinner!!! Can’t wait for the egg hunt, my granddaughter is going to love it!!!
    Kathy you and your family are in my prayers.
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Carol H.March 25, 2016 - 6:11 pm

    Another beautiful card!! Love the browns and taupe/tan/beige (didn’t know what to call it–haha) and it’s all so pretty! Our tradition is going to church with my sister and family. We go out to eat or to her house (she & I prefer the eating out :) but always dessert at her house and just being together. We always hope our adult kiddos are able to join us too. Many Easter blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMarch 25, 2016 - 6:20 pm

    Hi Becca. This is a gorgeous card. Love the soft coffee colours.
    Our Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt but this year my grandson is 2 so will be joining in the fun. God bless. XReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensMarch 25, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    I rarely use black, but this beauty has convinced me I should use it more often!
    We gather at Church at 8.30 am on Good Friday morning for bacon sandwiches and then walk the 2.5 miles to the town centre, passing 2 other Churches en route and gathering more walkers behind the Cross. Several other outlying Churches do the same, collecting other worshippers to walk with several 7 foot crosses and we then join a collective form of worship at 11 am, right in the pedestrianised High Street, as others shop!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • linda van dyneMarch 25, 2016 - 6:56 pm

    Becca, another fabulous card! You always make my day better. Some day, maybe I will actually win a card and can see it every day. Hope your days become more sunny.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 25, 2016 - 7:07 pm

    Beautiful card, love those die cuts they all go so well together. For Easter when I was little we would go to Easter egg hunts now I just try to make it to church to celebrate Jesus and the true meaning of Easter. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jan CastleMarch 25, 2016 - 7:15 pm

    Hi Becca,
    A beautiful card….as always you post lovely cards – such a God-given talent…thank you for sharing your projects with us. You are an inspiration!
    It may sound silly, but my tradition is to go to church, as I do every Sunday…but, Easter is always special to me!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Nancy DuboseMarch 25, 2016 - 7:21 pm

    It ALWAYS includes church and family dinnerReplyCancel

  • Bonnie TMarch 25, 2016 - 7:57 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful card!! Love the color combination. Our Easter usually is with extended family, but both sides have been hit with cancer this year, so things will be a bit different. Still family, but just immediate.ReplyCancel

  • JanMMarch 25, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    After sunrise service we gather for true brunch. A son, two daughters and husbands, 6 grandchildren and an in-law for good measure. We have an egg hunt and if it rains, Easter bingo with prizes. Most important is thankfulness for the salvation of Easter’s sorrow and joy.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingMarch 25, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Lovely and elegant card – the steel gray is so pretty. I like how you filled in the chads. It is so pretty.

    One of our special Easter traditions is going to my husband’s cousin’s home and gathering with extended family for a long afternoon with lunch and a wonderful outdoor egg hunt with all the children – and then one for children and adults with “prizes” and golden eggs. It’s a great family time and there are generally a couple birthdays to celebrate as well.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JMarch 25, 2016 - 8:34 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Such a stunning card, love how you have used the grate effect die in the background.

    I always buy family members an Easter egg every Easter, does not matter how old my children get lol!

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Janice BrummettMarch 25, 2016 - 8:42 pm

    Very pretty card again today. You always create the most beautiful cards. Our Easter tradition begins with church on Sunday morning followed with dinner with our children and grandchildren (age 3 and 3 1/2 months). After dinner, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt before nap time. My grandson and I have already made our Easter Eggs for our centerpiece and paper eggs toReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMarch 25, 2016 - 9:30 pm

    Beautiful card. Love the soft effect the addition of the diamond floral die cut gave this card. We always host the Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. I decorate the back yard with a large Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny yard ornament that I made several years ago and groupings of large egg ornaments that are decorated and have the kids names on them. Always makes for great Easter pictures. We usually have an early dinner with family and close family friends.

  • Juanita BraunMarch 25, 2016 - 9:38 pm

    When my children were younger we always had the Easter egg hut. I had to keep on hiding them the rest of the day for them to find. The boys had so much fun. We would go to church after the first hunt and later have a big Easter dinner with all the family. Now we have our first grandchild who is just a year old so we will give him a basket of oranges since he can’t have eggs and have a big Easter dinner. Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and the bow. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsMarch 25, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Our family always gets together for brunch on Easter. My mom always makes pickled eggs and beets. I’m pretty sure that she is the only one who eats them!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockMarch 25, 2016 - 10:11 pm

    Take our kids easter egg hunting but know it’s our Granddaughter we take now.then have Easter dinner. We also have an Easter basket for hr. Now she is older she will be better at the hunting. It’s so fun watching all the kids having fun. Hoe you have an Amazing Easter Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaMarch 25, 2016 - 10:37 pm

    to go to church to worship and thank our Lord for His sacrifice on Easter.ReplyCancel

  • *** Lisa ***March 25, 2016 - 10:45 pm

    stunning card as always!

    Our family Easter tradition is to decorate eggs in the afternoon with all the little ones then enjoy a turkey feast for Easter dinner with family and friends <3ReplyCancel

  • NancyMarch 25, 2016 - 10:50 pm

    This card is just too fabulous…I love everything about it! The one constant in our Easter celebrations through the years has always been attending church. This year we will not be with family but that is fine.ReplyCancel

  • SueMarch 25, 2016 - 11:17 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca, as always! I like the verse as well. The children still enjoy the egg hunt and the family and sometimes our friends get together and have dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayMarch 26, 2016 - 12:37 am

    Good Friday and Easter Worship… and our Easter Egg Casserole, yum! Beautiful card, as always, Becca! Blessed Easter to you!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DMarch 26, 2016 - 1:49 am

    One of the traditions we have at our house: eggs hidden night before, it does not matter if you are an adult or a child, if there is a basket with your name on it, you just have to go and look for your eggs and some of your goodies.

    We have a communal basket for adults only with the expensive chocolates and goodies that may have or involve adult beverages, the kids each get goodies and Steif animals.(love those, the itty bitty ones are inexpensive and easy to collect)

    No one is allowed to look until I say: G O , then all bets are off, you should see my adult children act like young kids again. It gives their kids a chance to see that Mom & Dad are not always fuddy duddies and have fun too…..ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASMarch 26, 2016 - 5:02 am

    Hi Becca, we are having a quiet Easter but do reflect on what it is about
    and what it means to us.
    Can’t help but think of all the people in this world who do not have much to celebrate especially the ones who are terrorised .
    It is a wonderful time for Christian people to celebrate .
    Love your card and the colours , very clever how you mixed the chads
    and a bow to die for!!! Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Leanne SMarch 26, 2016 - 5:26 am

    Gorgeous card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMarch 26, 2016 - 5:58 am

    After church service, we always took flowers to be placed at our family’s graves and then went home to have our Easter brunch with relatives and neighbors. My mother always had to have her tray of hot cross buns. This continues to be our family tradition.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMarch 26, 2016 - 8:27 am

    Oh, wow! This card is spectacular! I’m going to have to get a thesaurus to find different superlatives to describe your cards as they are too beautiful for trite words!!
    This time of year I like to take the days following the actual anniversary of Christ’s death and resurrection and re-read all the parallel passages in the gospels in chronological order day-by-corresponding-day.ReplyCancel

    • D.Ann CMarch 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

      I just checked the list… I can go have my name changed to one of those! : )ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 26, 2016 - 8:47 am

    So fabulous!!! As always, the words combined with the layering is inspiring! Thanks for incorporating old and new dies!ReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 26, 2016 - 10:30 am

    Love this sentiment/verse.
    We attend church each Easter morning before gathering with family for a cookout.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 26, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    Hi Becca, This is absolutely stunning !! I love how you have used the grate effect die with some ‘fall aways’ from other papers, leaving some openings empty, what a fabulous technique, I love it.
    My Easter is always hectic, my Church Services are always busy in the week beforehand, we have a ‘footwashing’ on Maundy Thursday and after the Service we have a ‘Vigil’. Then we have a Service on Good Friday, then today it was cleaning and getting the Church in readiness for Easter Day. Tomorrow is an early start, I go to the ‘Dawn’ Service at 6.30am (made even harder because our clocks go forward one hour tonight), then we have breakfast at Church, clear up, make our way back home to get ourselves ready for the Family Service at 10.30am. Like I said, it’s hectic haha, the emotions are unbelievable this Easter week, but it is a lovely time.
    Enjoy your Easter Day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • linda savageMarch 26, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    I will be going out Good Friday morning to take part in the annual procession of witness in my home town of south shields. For 166 years the churches of our town have, with brass bands leading us, paraded through the streets to our towns market square to hold a service and to witness to our faith. After that service we again march back to our own churches to hold a service. Our reward for taking part, an orange. This is so much part of our lives that when rain intervenes everyone, those taking part and those just watching feel a great sense of sadness.ReplyCancel

  • Ann EdwardsMarch 26, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    Hi Becca just adore your cards they are so amazing thankyou for

    all the inspiration and kindness in sharing your beautiful work.

    Easter is a renewal a time for contemplation and peaceful

    reflection on life.

    Kind regards AnnxReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 26, 2016 - 7:35 pm

    Loving layering!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DalyMarch 27, 2016 - 12:25 am

    Morning Becca, another gorgeous card and a great idea replacing some of the pieces in different card stock. We usually all get together at Easter and exchange Easter Eggs and have a great time.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaMarch 27, 2016 - 6:01 am

    Happy Easter, Becca, How do you keep coming up with new ideas–interchangeable chads. Leaving some openings empty adds to the interest. Thanks, even I can do this after given the key to good design. I also like the bow tails not flopping–leave that to the Easter Bunny. Since the kids have flow the nest and grand kids are far away, the Easter egg hunt and brunch after church is no more but I attend the early service to rejoice and worship with fellow believers. This is a great day! BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 27, 2016 - 6:27 am

    Hi Becca, I love what you have done with the grate effect die.
    Easter is a religious week for us. Fasting Good Friday & going to numerous masses starting from Holy Thursday through to Easter Sunday. Then having a big Easter Sunday lunch celebration with loved ones.
    Have a Happy Safe & Holy Easter xReplyCancel

  • Christine CoileMarch 27, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    Hi Becca, Going to masses and being with my family. Happy Easter sweet lady.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 28, 2016 - 8:03 am

    Hi Becca your cards are alway amazing and this one is no exception, I really do not know how you keep coming up with such stunning creations, your talent and eye for detail is incredible, thank you for sharing x x xReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 28, 2016 - 9:28 am

    Wow Becca, You can even give drab colors excitement. Love what you’ve done here. Replaced a few chads myself. As always love everything about the bow, too.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 30, 2016 - 6:29 pm

    Our family tradition was to spend Easter Eve dyeing and decorating eggs. Early Easter morning was spent going to church and then the big Easter Hunt. Later in the afternoon was spent having a big meal with family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • angApril 8, 2016 - 2:35 am

    truly lovely Becca as always … are my inspirationReplyCancel

  • Kandii BautistaApril 9, 2016 - 9:45 am

    how do you minc the edges of a bow?ReplyCancel

  • JOAN STANDERApril 9, 2016 - 11:14 am

    Hello Becca,
    I am from South Africa and have just found you on the internet Just love your work.Can’t stop looking and watch your videos. Please never stop doing what you do so so well. I am so inspired. I am 64 years of age and has been making cards ever since I can remember. Just not all the great dies you use are available here. But still love you. Keep well.