Day of Giving Friday: Write Your Blessings In Stone

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Write Your Hurts In the Sand and Spellbinders Rose Creations -
Good morning sweet friends!  Can I just gush and say that I found out last weeks Day of Giving Card is destined for Africa – waving hi to Carol!  (My first to Africa although many to the UK, Spain, Canada and Australia).   What a blessing that through our craft we reach out to friends all over the world.  As I sit to my desk this morning someone is putting the final touches on a handmade card half the world away.  What a joy!  So today is Day of Giving Friday and a new card to give away (if you are new you can read about Day of Giving Friday on my FAQ List at #11).  I heard a quote yesterday that I think applies to you all as people and crafters – “Talk to yourself like you talk to someone you love”.  I heard it in a speech I was listening to and it was earth-shattering!  We all put ourselves out there every time we create a card and sometimes were not so kind to ourselves.  Make no mistake – there’s something special, beautiful and unique that each of you bring to your craft that is your personal signature.  Be sure to explore that something special, and don’t compare it to anyone else – that’s your thing – it’s your blessing.  I can’t tell you how much you all have touched my life – you’re my buddies and I know the beauty that lives in the gracious souls that stop here and that I chat with behind the scenes.  Gush!!

For your comment today:  Be brave, tell me what you love about your card own style.  If you’re shy, you don’t have to answer but remember – talk to yourself like you talk to someone you love :-)

Can I just tell you as I go through the bins to pull cards for Day of Giving, it’s like hunting treasure.  It immediately brings back memories of when I made the card.  Todays card is so appropriate for the post I’ve written.  And it makes me feel wonderful to see it will go to someone to use.  For me this blessing is written in stone :-)


Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Learn to Write Your Hurts in the Sand
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Ink: Amuse Studio – Seattle, Pebble
Accessories: Spellbinders Sprigs, Spellbinders Rose CreationsSpellbinders Window Three, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Lace
post-header-bottomHugs and have a super weekend.  I hope to share more turndown gifts in the coming days!

  • ruthannSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:17 am

    My style is pretty simple, with lots of flowers and butterflies. Things I enjoy. This card is awesome! It would be a keeper for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:19 am

    Becca, I don’t know that I have a style of card making, but I do subscribe to a lot of cardmaker’s blogs (yours included). I try to find new ways to do something with my cards and I also do lots of make and takes at our local scrapbooking shop. Your card is gorgeous as usual. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:20 am

    I think my style is having movement. I love different motion cards.
    Your card is stunning. Love that saying.ReplyCancel

  • MildredSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:21 am

    Beautiful sentiment and the card is outstanding also. Guess what I enjoy most about my cards is the color. I tend to go for very bright colors.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:22 am

    Wow, all the way to Africa! That is exciting! Congratulations, Becca!
    I guess what I love about my card style is that the people who receive them just love them. They smile, study it, share it with others, ask questions about how it was made. It makes them happy, which also makes me happy!
    Trying to be patient while waiting for your new dies to be released, Becca. So very hard! :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Gorgeous card… love the arched window. Plan to use this die on some Christmas cards.
    I absolutely love butterflies and put one (or more) on almost every card I do. It may only be a tiny one up in a corner, or maybe on the inside, but 95% of my cards have one somewhere. Also love lots of bling so my cards tend to be a bit glitzy.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveySeptember 18, 2015 - 10:25 am

    Your card is FABULOUS! What an outstanding wedding card it would make. Love every single element of your card.ReplyCancel

  • NancyRSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:27 am

    I don’t really know anything that is special to me. I guess that I always do at least 3 layers and usually add ribbon. I don’t feel that a card is finished without ribbon.

    Beautiful card, Becca. I am starting to really like all the white on white cards that people are doing lately.ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 18, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Beautiful card, love it!!! My style, guess you’d call it shabby dark, vintage. How’s that for a made up style name….love torn edges…hope you have an awesome weekend….can’t wait to see more of your guest goodies…take careReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Today is my birthday and I would love to receive this.

    What I love about my card making is knowing that someone will appreciate that I went to the trouble to create a handmade card just for them. It does my heart good when someone calls me to say thank you and how much they appreciated me taking time to make a card just for them. I love to make people feel good. There is so much violence and hatred in this world, we all need a ray of sunshine occasionally.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveySeptember 18, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Whoops! Forgot to answer the question … One of the things that I love most about the cards that I make is that there are usually many layers to them and the inside looks as nice as the front of the card.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 18, 2015 - 10:30 am

    Your card is just so beautiful & the sentiment is definitely something to try to live by. Congrats to Carol in Africa!!! That really is cool to connect with other crafters far and wide. Becca, your words today are so very sweet, which is why we love you so much!! I have really loved your thought-provoking questions and today’s question is another good one. I really had to sit and think–what do I love about my style? I think I love that my style is adaptable. Even though my favorite thing is bling and glitter, I’m learning new techniques and can actually put together a more clean and simple card from time to time. I do have to hold myself back though to stop and not add the pretties! lol!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:31 am

    What a beautiful card and sentiment. I really needed that message today. How lovely that your card is on its way to Africa. Your wonderful talent is certainly circling the globe. It is such fun to communicate with other card makers from around the world. With the wonders of the internet it’s like they are right across the street. I can’t really say I have a style. Although I tend to make more CAS cards, I do enjoy creating more elaborate cards once in a while. I love to share my cards and it always makes my day when someone tells me how much they enjoyed receiving my hand made card.ReplyCancel

  • marylouhSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

    I lean towards whimsical cards. I like fun designs.
    I don’t like gushy sentiments – just plain and simple.
    My cards aren’t very frilly – though I love to see cards that are embellished to the max.
    This card is beautiful. The design would make a great wedding card.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:36 am

    Boy, isn’t this sentiment TRUE! You find THE MOST inspiring sentiments Becca! AND you put them to SUCH LOVELY WORK!!!! ;) Your card today is GORGEOUS!!!!! It COULD BE a WEDDING CARD! ;)

    As for your question, I just go with the flow of what I think my stamp & sentiment call for. Although, VINTAGE is my chosen style.ReplyCancel

  • LynneZSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:37 am

    Hi Becca – Oh my goodness your card is so awesome. Love the sentiment! As for my stamping style I love that I don’t really think that I have settled into one yet. I am always trying something new, but I tend to go clean and simple and very graphic.ReplyCancel

  • MickieSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:37 am

    Such a beautiful card! My style is your style as I have copied so many of your cards and they have all been well received. Thank you for all you do and blessing for your day.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:39 am

    Your card is beautiful and love the saying. I don’t know how you come up with so many ideas. Thank you for sharing as I think we are all learning through you.

    I don’t think I really have a style but I do love to use layers, ribbons and pearls.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:40 am

    Beautiful card. I love very detailed cards sometimes it takes me time to get them done because It has to be just right. thanks for sharing all your cards and TechniquesReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:42 am

    I have no special style. Love looking @ your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

    What I like about my card style is that it reflects me and not a store. My cards are unique.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:47 am

    Love the card and love that sentiment—it is a must have! My card style is “simple elegance”. I’m a perfectionist crafter rather than a designer although when I do design (which hurts my head) I can design a card that no matter how many times I go back to it, I love it and am very proud of it.ReplyCancel

  • MatildeSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:48 am

    Beautiful card and beautiful thoughts . Thank You.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie TSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:00 am

    I love this card. The lace is beautiful!! I do a variety of types of cards, but I do spend a lot of time on each one and put lots of detail in everything. I get much inspiration from you.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna BuresSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:04 am

    I love the layering on this card. The unusual color of the roses are striking against the white. Terrific bReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:06 am

    Oh my word this is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love it Becca. I tens to keep my cards pastel and I love to use dies, ribbon, lace etc. However the most important thing to me is to use a beautiful sentiment or quote. If I don’t have the right stamp for the person who will be receiving my card I surf the internet until I find a quote that fits and then computer generate it. I think friends would probably say my trademark is my sentiment. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearySeptember 18, 2015 - 11:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card and love the sentiment. It is something that I will definitely bring into my life. I have such varied card styles as I send to children and adults. However, I love elegant cards, try to tailor make them and want the person receiving them to go “wow” when they receive them. It takes me a long time to create a card as I am a perfectionist and don’t like to send anything out that is just ok. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful card and have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:07 am

    Wow, wow, wow, this is a stunning card, Becca. I keep changing my style but I suppose what I mostly like is an embossed background and letting the die cutting do the work!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • LoisSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:10 am

    I like the color I can add with embellishments and paper.
    Love the saying for the card you made. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Adaline CooperSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:17 am

    Good morning. What I love about my card style is that the card is beautiful. I love beautiful things. Most of my cards have flowers and I love flowers. I love the way it makes me feel when I am finished making the card and also the reaction of the recipient. I love that I make their day. The card blesses me when I make it and blesses the recipient when they receive it.ReplyCancel

  • Lori ReinholzSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:18 am

    My first thought when I opened your feed, was WOW! This card is beautiful. You know, I never would have thought to talk to myself as if I love me :) That is so cool! About my personnel style…Hmmm!
    I suppose it has something to do with being a Gemini baby! LOL! My style changes a lot, because I see so many great ideas want to try everything. So I guess that would sum me up as eclectic! Thanks sweetheart for giving me inspiration to tell myself I love me. Something I never do and chastise myself a lot, but I know one thing. My Lord & Savior, Jesus loves me and that is what counts the most. Hugs LoriReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Beautiful card. The sentiment is one to live by. I like that my grandchildren can tell that a present is from Grandma just by the card.ReplyCancel

  • Kim HaygoodSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:21 am

    This card is stunning–absolutely stunning! The lace is a beautiful touch and adds such texture. I think the thing I like about the cards that I make are their elegance, but also simplicity. Everyone who sees them says that I should sell them, but I do not make the time to make cards very often lately. I have tons of supplies and need to organize them and get them in a state they can be used. You know the feeling you have when you eat too much at a banquet? That is how it is with my craft items. I became a single mom this past year when my husband of 20 years passed away. My daughters are young 6 and 2, and although the oldest one loves cardmaking, they are a little young to share the hobby with me yet. I hope they will in time. I rarely keep cards that I make because I make them to give away and use as gifts. One of the things that I hope makes the cards that I make special, is the love that comes with them. I can see the love that goes into the cards you make and know the recipients must feel that when they open the card!ReplyCancel

  • DianaSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:21 am

    Love this card! Perfect for a wedding or christening. Trust that it will be copied ?
    I would say my style is clean and simple, but I love to shake it up for special events. I’m always seeing the flaw in a card, but when friends want to raid my stash or ask for a special card, it gives my soul a hug. I will print the verse for today and place it in a spot where I’ll see it daily.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Connie KSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:22 am

    Gorgeous card, as always! I don’t have a particular style, but what I do is try to make the card fit the recipient as often as I can.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Wowww! Lovin’ this card. The lace cover layer is exquisite. Such elegance! My crafting style is quite ecclectic. I like to try new techniques.ReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:42 am

    Hmm. Interesting question. Guess what I like best about my style is the evolving process. I start with a plan and end up with something different.ReplyCancel

  • dmc4042September 18, 2015 - 11:42 am

    What I love about my style is that no matter whether I’m coloring with my copics or layering different papers or being brave with dies, it simply brings me joy and helps me relax.

  • Clare WSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:45 am

    You’ve gone global Becca! Congrats. Love the card. As for my style I love texture and dimension on cards. I love embossing folders, filigree dies, bows and ribbons, flowers and pearls. They are the most used traits in my cards I’d say. Happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:47 am

    My style isn’t what I’d like it to be. I am pretty basic in the cards I make, but I’d love to be able to make the amazing cards like you make. I just don’t have the ability to see all the pieces together like you do. So my cards don’t convey like I’d like them to. But, in the same aspect, I don’t have the ability to make the cards like you do because I don’t have all the dies like you have; nor could I afford to have all the dies like you have.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:54 am

    I am proud of the fact that I have a great attention to detail. Sometimes to the detriment of more production, but I say quality over quantity anytime…. Beautiful card today, Becca. As usual!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 18, 2015 - 11:58 am

    Hi Becca,

    Wow and double Wow, this card is stunning, such beauty. It has brightened up a very dull and rainy day here in the UK. I Love my backgrounds on my cards and the colour combinations, I love to see what creation I can put together, not all work but most.

    Have a happy day Becca

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Victoria LunaSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca. My own style makes me feel accomplished in a very selfish way. I feel proud and prouder when people smile and give nice comments about them.
    Go Africa!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:12 pm

    I love fancy cards but I do better creating clean and simple cards. Becca this card is gorgeous as always and I love the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.September 18, 2015 - 12:16 pm

    I love that I can individualize every card I make. I try to match the card to the person I’m making it for as well as the occasion. My style is a little more blingy. That is just my personality. Sometimes, though, I go more simple. It depends on who the receiver is. Thanks so much for continuing the Day of Giving. I have really enjoyed participating and look forward to it each week. Of course I’d love to win one of your beautiful cards, but even if I don’t it has been a joy to take part in it.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    Hi Becca
    I have to admit to being a copy cat style pincher ,haha it depends on my mood and the person i am sending the card too ,eg my Granddaughter it has to be pink with plenty of sparkle , my friend something delicate and subtle .
    Your card is a little beauty today, it would go a treat on my shelf….
    Good Luck everyone .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Marcy DobbsSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    My style is more traditional elegance. There’s always room for glitter, glitz, layers, and bows. Guess thats why I follow your blog.ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 18, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    My style is simple and I think that is why I so admire your cards. I study them and sometimes try to make elegant cards like yours! You are an inspiration to us in many ways. Thank you!

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca. My card style is soft colors, love the die cuts and a touch of bling. Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • BunnySeptember 18, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    Beautiful card with all the lace and the pearls. My style of card making is simple. At least I call it simple. Once in a while I go outside the norm. Like the other day I FINALLY made a shaker card. I had the worst time with it. I looked on YouTube for a really clear cut example of how to make one and couldn’t find much. If there’s a tutorial out there that is clear cut, someone please give me a link at bunnyscards1.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    Love the sentiment because we all need to take this to heart. White on white is so classy too. I think my style changes with the need. It is ever evolving as time goes by, just like my wrinkles!!! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    Oh wow! What an absolutely stunning card and beautiful sentiment today! My style? Mmmm…I love adding flowers to my cards & enjoy the challenge of trying to get them as realistic as possible. Other than that, I make frilly, lacy feminine cards (I don’t think I could ever do a CAS card! LOL). I spend A LOT of time on my cards, & like to make them into something that can be displayed so that they bring joy & encouragement for a long time. That’s why my main cardfront sentiment is usually a Scripture verse that I create on my computer which is relevant to the recipient. Thanks for making me think about my style & why I create the way I do xxReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    I don’t have a ‘signature style’ like you do. Wish I did. I cannot zero in on a single style. I am all over the place in what I like. It would be like asking me what my favorite color is and I could never change my answer. Just too many cool ones to pick from. Your style is right up towards the top, though! Your blog is the only one I consistently read and look at. I used to have many, but it was overwhelming, so when my email changed a year ago, I only kept a few subscriptions.
    I love the saft purple on your card. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 18, 2015 - 12:47 pm

    Oh Becca this card has my name on it! I love, Love, LOVE it! The thing I love about my cards is they reflect me and my style. I feel as if I am sharing a part of me each time I make one…sometimes it it is so hard to even part with them. Others do seem to enjoy them, too.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    I’m going to use a word that I don’t think I’ve used for one of your cards before. This one is exquisite…oh my! And I love, love, love that sentiment. And don’t think we didn’t notice you didn’t say a word about what you love about your style, Ms. because…ahem. We did….

    I make a variety of different kinds of cards and there are two kinds that I adore. One are the ones that are elegant and all the elements come together in beauty…texture, color, depth, meaning, and I love that. Feeds my soul when I make those. I also have a whimsical side and I love puns and word play. And some images are so fun to work with they just make me happy and I smile as they come to life. They feed my soul, too. I love both bodies of work..they make the recipients and my customers happy.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonSeptember 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Hi Becca. Wow your card is so beautiful. Love the white on white, it looks stunning. I don’t really think I have a style of my own. I get inspiration from others blogs – including your own – and just try to bring some of the beautiful inspiration I see into my own creations. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • MaureenSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    Oh, Becca. This card is just breathtaking! How kind and loving of you to give it away.
    My card style is to pick just the right thought for the recipient, think of them, and the ideas just seem to come. I tend to a classic look – simple with touches of special embellishments but I also love to make fun cards that reflect who will be receiving them.
    Again, thank you for sharing such beauty, peace, and exquisite elegance with us, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Juanelda JessieSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    I am so surprised how well the lace trim just sets this card off. I am a person who uses a lot of dies on her cards. Now I have new avenue to pursue. The sentiment is so appropriate. I Love It!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    My card style always includes dimension and texture. I think that is why I have always loved your cards Becca. I also always try to really personalize my cards based on the actual recipient. It takes me a little longer come up with a design, because of that little quirk I have. That is why I don’t make cards ahead of time very often. Your card today is so lovely. The first thing that came to mind for me was wedding. Think it would make a beautiful wedding card with just a few tweaks. Thanks for always sharing. I love this sentiment as well.

  • MaryannSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    WOW Becca this card is just tooo gorgeous. I love the white on white look and with the small amount of color in the flowers, it´s just perfect.
    What I like best about my own cards?? That´s a tuff one, cause it depends a lot on what kind of card, I´m making. But I love all the fancy folded cards, and think they´re pretty fun to make and I love the way I use all kind of weird stuff on my cards too, like f.ex. some old screws , some net from oranges or other kind of things like that. Anything can be used, and if I can make them look nice anyway, I feel pretty good about them then.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    Your “window card” is absolutely stunning! Thank you for the chance to receive it.

    Amazing Paper Grace ~ YOUR cards speak to my soul and to my style. I don’t often have a lot of time to make a card so am trying to enjoy more “clean and simple” cards.

    I am TOO hard on myself and want to throw attempts away that are not perfect. The recipient may not even recognize that there was a mistake. I need to learn to talk to myself like I talk to someone I love. Thank you for that word of encouragement today!ReplyCancel

  • CarolineSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:54 pm

    Good Day Becca!
    That IS Exciting news! Africa! Awesome!!
    Your cards are so beautiful just like your spirit.

    I’m not sure I have mastered a style of my own, but am learning all the time. I know I Adore and Love Victorian, Vintage Elegance and scenery.

    I guess what others say to me is that the are old fashion or antique looking.

    Have a blessed Weekend.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 18, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Such a pretty card, my friend. When I create a birthday or wedding card and I have a color scheme or a theme (such as a young person who is in to some type of sport) I generally make a tri-fold card and use either the color scheme or the theme with a verse of some sort in the middle area sometimes I cut out the verse or salutation with a Spellbinder die. Other than that I typically find a card of yours which I would like to re-create for whatever holiday or event and ATTEMPT to copy as best as I can. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it is an excuse to buy the dies which you have used to create the card. lol
    Hope your internet connection is back on target and that you have a wonderful weekend.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 18, 2015 - 2:06 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca!
    We really hit the jackpot this week with so many beautiful cards. This one is definitely exquisite-I just love the lace. I have used lace as a border but haven’t used it to cover the card…but now I will!
    I’d have to say that I have an affinity for elegance & flourish but the things that have the most importance to me are attention to detail and quality. These are the things that are consistent. If these are present, sometimes I don’t do much. It may cost me more but it’s worth it!
    May you be blessed in equal measure by gushy moments and ones of calm serenity.
    Love & good wishes,

  • PattySeptember 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    I love that card. Absolutely beautiful! I am definitely a bling girl it’s got to shine! I also love to put ribbon and butterflies on my cards. I am always surprised when I give somebody a card and next time I go to their house it’s in a frame….that makes me feel so good. Thank you for all your inspiration! You are the reason why I have over 100 spellbinders dies!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bernie lSeptember 18, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    Becca, I just wanted to tell you that you write as beautifully as you craft. God bless.
    Bernie kReplyCancel

  • Connie GSeptember 18, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    I think this card is just beautiful -the sentiment really reasonates with me. I wrote it in my quote book. each card you make is just an art masterpiece! Would love to have one for my very own.ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.September 18, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    I’m having trouble thinking of something I love about my style. LOL I agree we SHOULD talk to ourselves like we do our loved ones…but it’s something I fail at all the time. I will try and work on that one. I would say I love how I can keep my cards simple…except I really LOVE the cards I see that AREN’T simple…and wish I could accomplish that myself. I’m still learning so maybe that will come with time?! ;-)) Your card is beautiful as always…really LOVE lace, so I love that feature along with the roses. :-))ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreSeptember 18, 2015 - 2:37 pm

    I love fussy cards and think the thing I like best about mine are the soft colors. I use lots of vellum and just love the look I get using it. I love today’s give away card it’s AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonSeptember 18, 2015 - 2:48 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card and all the lace, must try using lace on some of my cards.My style is mixing different crafts together(such as embroidery on paper or counted cross stitch) Look forward to more of your turn down gifts.You sure have followers all over the world good for you.Have a great weekend.

  • AnnaSeptember 18, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    My style is very eclectic as I make a card with a person in mind.
    Even if I am using a card designed by someone else, my card is for the person I am thinking of so there is always a fair amount of love put in to it.
    Annamieke from the land down underReplyCancel

  • KathieSeptember 18, 2015 - 3:19 pm

    I like making simple cards that others like. Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful, beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteSeptember 18, 2015 - 3:31 pm

    Such a beautiful card! I love the white on white cards–so elegant. I need to get some of that lace. One of these days, maybe I’ll win one of those beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellSeptember 18, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Ok I don’t really like doing this but for you I will because I love your style and all the awesome cards you make. And I was one of the lucky winners from the 30 days of giving which I am still so pleased. My style anything goes, I like making simple up to very decorative. I try to keep in mind who I am making the card for, I like to keep it in the style that they love with things that they love. If they are into butterflies then I try to make it with butterflies on it. I want the person who receives my card to think it is the prettiest card they have ever seen. Hope this does not make me look like I think my cards are better than anyone else’s because we all make beautiful cards if it is handmade I think they are all greatReplyCancel

  • Myrtle J in VA USASeptember 18, 2015 - 3:45 pm

    Your card is beautiful, Becca! What a nice way to express encouragement. My style is classic and sophisticated—at least that’s what I try to create! My cards usually have several layers (flat or minimal dimension) and many times I include a metallic touch. I used to shy away from cards that required additional postage (square, oversized, or unusual envelopes) but now I find that I am creating more ornate cards with die cuts, dimensional embellishments, ribbons; and flowers.ReplyCancel

  • CarolBSeptember 18, 2015 - 3:57 pm

    What I love about the cards I make is the coloring I do and the attempts I make to be unique. Thanks for sharing your unique cards, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacSeptember 18, 2015 - 4:32 pm

    Oh Becca, what a spectacular card you are giving away today. Simply breathtaking…..
    I certainly am not an accomplished card-maker by any means so you could safely say I am still finding my way but thoroughly enjoying the journey!!
    Best wishes alwaysReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 18, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    I love your beautiful cards, Becca! They are such an inspiration to me, as are your blog posts. I love your reminder to be kind to ourselves. That is something I need to remember to do. I think I tend toward an elegant style with a bit of a vintage touch and I love flowers. I definitely enjoy crafting my own flowers to add to my cards.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:16 pm

    Hmm – I like that somehow there is a little bit of me in every card, but more I love the fact that I can ‘taylor’ a card to a person – even when it is an order and I don’t have much information, somehow God helps me make a card that the client loves and thinks is so appropriate for the person they intend it for.
    Love the quote on your gorgeous card – it is such a truism.

  • Joan OlsonSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    Love this card. Wow Africa now that’s impressive.ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    Wow – that is a gorgeous card, Becca! I love the lace and the verse. I have a fair amount of patience, so I really work at my cards to try and make them look good. I play with them to try and find the right embellishment, colors, etc. to make them pop. I like pretty ones, like yours, but I am not at your level by any means. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, Becca! This is so delicate and beautiful! The best thing I love about my card style is that I truly try to specifically tailor it for the recipient. I have been known to “stalk” cubicles at work to see what someone’s interests are! lolReplyCancel

  • MarilynYSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    How true! Talk to yourself/ Treat yourself as you would do to others. My Mom taught me this while I was in elementary school and it stuck with me throughout these years. She also taught me something else that was equally interesting……write your letters as if having a conversation with the recipient, make it interesting and human. I think this is why I thoroughly enjoy making and sending out cards that I have made. And what do I love about my card styling? my friends say it’s a reflection of me……flowery, bold, exotic and colorful. wow! I can’t say I deliberately go that way… just flows, it happens. And lastly, I truly enjoy your cards and your styling. It moves me.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    Your card has the perfect sentiment on it, oh so pretty . . My style, wow. . . I fall in love with every card I make for various reasons, sometimes it’s the embellishments, or the color combos or my coloring, I felt like was perfect, I do have to say that usually when I finish a card, I like it at the moment but it’s a day or two after that I’m over the moon about one thing or another on the card. I do try and always put a butterfly or Pearl/Beas on my card, kind of like a signature for my cards!!!! Some cards are hard for me to let go right away, I usually hold onto those and when the right person/situation comes up, surprise I have the perfect card just waiting!ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

    Lovely card, Becca. I never would have thought to cover a card in lace. It is beautiful! As to my style, the only word that fits is evolving. I haven’t totally developed “my style”. I do tend to be critical of my work so your message is appreciated. Have a blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 18, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    What a totally gorgeous card. Some lucky recipient is going to be blown away by it when it arrives! Just love that sentiment too!
    You really come up with some thought provoking questions andI had to puzzle over this one as I don’t think I have one particular style. I have to come up with a different card project every week for the group and have to vary what we do as members have different preferences and I try to cater for everyone’s tastes in turn. However, I do love the challenge of ‘constructing’ 3D cards or cards which have moving parts.
    Adding Africa to your list is awesome!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 18, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    today’s card is gorgeous. what I like about my style is sometimes it’s over the top. my friends kid me about it but it’s what I like and that is who matters. have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASSeptember 18, 2015 - 6:18 pm

    Hello Becca the quotes you use are so meaningful if we really take time to think about them. We just need to try harder to put them into practice!!!
    Your card is so perfect for many occasions I have the window die hope to use
    It for Christmas cards.
    I am happy with my cards and I am working on my confidence lol XXX
    Well done to Carol in Africa .. Happy weekend to all !!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol TSeptember 18, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Becca, Your comments brought to my mind, my best friend.
    We get together to make cards, about once a week. She puts a lot of stuff on her cards. Sometimes she needs to edit things. What I make are more minimal & I need to put more on my cards. Your cards are always so beautiful & so are you!! I’m trying to do more layers on my cards. I just enjoy creating them. Sometimes the ideas just buzz around in my head. They may come out the way I see them & other times they go in a different directions!!
    Know that last year I had a rough year, but your cards gave me a lot of JOY!!ReplyCancel

  • Bernice MarionSeptember 18, 2015 - 7:04 pm

    I love my style of layering. Also, embossing the different layers.ReplyCancel

  • kitSeptember 18, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    I think my style is clean look that’s pleasing to the eye. I try not to make my cards too complicated, usually opting to keep them clean and simple with less layers when I can.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterSeptember 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    love, love, love your card! it is so beautiful! I am going to have to get that stamp lol! I am not sure just what my style is and mostly I just case cards that I like. it is a little more than cas but not real fancy, lol I just hope they encourage someone!ReplyCancel

  • Carol bSeptember 18, 2015 - 7:50 pm

    If I’m making a card specifically for someone, I love the way I try to incorporate things that they like. If I’m not sure, maybe a lot of little touches.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Jo AnnaSeptember 18, 2015 - 8:06 pm

    What a beautiful card and sentiment (added it to my wish list). Thanks for offering one of your card treasures as a giveaway! My card sytle is pretty simple. I’m not a girly-girl, but I love your cards/projects. So, I don’t do a lot of layering with dies, but love seeing how you do it. Thanks for sharing all your amazing ideas and products.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahSeptember 18, 2015 - 8:32 pm

    This card is so absolutely breathtaking! I think what’s special about my card making is that I personalize my cards – colors that family and friends love, humor for those who love humor, special sentiments that go with each person.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 18, 2015 - 9:18 pm

    My style is evolving since I only have been making cards about one year. I am however doing more of the Victoria / Garden style. My training as a florist and working with flowers is spilling onto my cards. I love combining, on my cards, layer on layer of card stock with 3D elements. I like using multi-media on my cards. Somehow, “more” never seems to be too much for me. Today’s card is exquisite. Isn’t is wonderful how your created vision of beauty – morphed onto a card, and your heartfelt messages reach people around the world? You are so special Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 18, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    Good morning Becca, what can I say that’s not already been said!!! Not a lot : )
    Congratulations to Carol in Africa!!! They say it’s a small world!!!
    Talk to yourself like someone you love. I certainly talk to myself all the time. I also sing like no one is listening. I certainly try to speak to people how I would like to be spoken to!!! My style of card? I don’t know it depends on the recipient however I love your style of card they are just fantabidozy!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara GSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:28 pm

    What a beautiful card as always! I must confess that I haven’t made a card in a while. Hubby bought me a new embroidery machine so I have been using that a lot and learning new techniques. Eventually I will get back into making cards. Was thinking I needed to make a few Halloween cards after seeing some great poem ideas.

    You are so talented Becca and thanks for all your Friday shares!


  • Jan CastleSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:36 pm

    Becca, you card is GORGEOUS….one of your prettiest! I would be absolutely thrilled to be graced to receive and be able to treasure it!!! Thank you for the chance!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Juanita BakerSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:44 pm

    Another gorgeous card. You are such a treasure to share all of your talent with all of us. My cardmaking is simple and I use photos from and embellies, etc for a card that people truly enjoy receiving.ReplyCancel

  • ShaneanSeptember 18, 2015 - 10:53 pm

    I love that my style is simple. Because of this I can be bold and bright. I can be soft and subtle. I can make the card what I need because it starts out simple.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia WalthersSeptember 19, 2015 - 12:24 am

    What a lovely idea from a lovely woman–your Day of Giving is awesome.
    My style is varied because I am a consultant for a stamping company. I design cards for a monthly club workshop so naturally I use a variety of styles. My favorite would have to be encouragement cards, usually with a Bible verse. I have always admired your cards, but don’t have anything close to the amount of dies that you do. Your use of ribbon and layering is phenomenal. Today’s card is particularly lovely.May God continue to bless your ministry.ReplyCancel

  • LianneSeptember 19, 2015 - 1:30 am

    I tend towards a clean and simple style. Thank you so much for your comments today – I have had a few challenges lately and I have been giving myself a hard time for not coping better so thank you thank you for the reminder to be kind to myself! I really needed that today.ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRSeptember 19, 2015 - 4:42 am

    Your card is gorgeous


  • Janet SaievaSeptember 19, 2015 - 6:03 am

    Oh Beeca, this card is absolutely exquisite! People tell me that there is always “something special” in my cards. I think that something special is LOVE. I love making cards and always create them with thoughts of the person receiving it in my heart.
    Have a beautiful day!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SSeptember 19, 2015 - 6:46 am

    Such an elegant card! I made simple card with minimal embellies. One of the reasons why I use the minimum is because I don’t get craft supplies here so I try to save on them.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.September 19, 2015 - 7:14 am

    What a beautiful cardMReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanSeptember 19, 2015 - 7:35 am

    This is such a beautiful card! I would love to win anything you create. I love to color, so most of my cards have some type of colored image and of course die cutting.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 19, 2015 - 9:58 am

    Hi Becca, Wow, your card is destined for Africa, and that lucky person will treasure it always.
    This card, as always, is stunning !! I love the arched window and those beautiful flowers are divine, the recipient of this card will be a very lucky ‘bunny’.
    I don’t really know what style my cards are, I know that I am my own worst critic haha, I like shabby chic, vintage, etc and find myself always adding glitter, I like to make a risen frame on my cards with die-cuts and then the focal image is lower than the frame, I love to put ‘angels’ with glittery wings on my cards, and I always put flowers and foliage on them. I love making ‘girlie’ cards, I’m not keen on making male cards haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CSeptember 19, 2015 - 10:14 am

    White on white is SO elegant!
    I just love being able to make cards that make others smile and I love it when they turn out without boo-boos!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mSeptember 19, 2015 - 10:32 am

    My cards… I love mixing the architectural 3-d effects by layering papers, images, soft flowers , ribbons, beads, trinkets…. To make a story by adding the final touches of words and/or images. Mostly I enjoy the reaction from the receiver. My family and friends prefer a gift of my cards rather than any othe gift.ReplyCancel

  • erniSeptember 19, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    dear Becca, I love your cards and always find them so good to think about the lines you have on them,- something I like to make myself,but never put this sort on the blog. When I make a card with my whole heart,its quickly going to someone I love.
    Sorry here in Austria ist not so easy to get the Spellies you use on your cards,but sometimes we are lucky and get one or the other !
    hugs, ErniReplyCancel

  • DixieSeptember 19, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Oh, I love how this reminds me of my wedding dress! So pretty & feminine.
    My style tends to lean toward feminine, Victorian, & very sentimental. I hate to give them away but make sure that I do.ReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellSeptember 19, 2015 - 5:40 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card! My cards are all about bright colors and layering. I like lots of layers!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziSeptember 19, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    Actually, you, Becca, have been instrumental in my finding “my style”. My first few years of card making were a real struggle. Although I am still learning, most of my cards, those first few years, were very amateurish. The combination of lack of knowledge, lack of inate talent, and lack of materials, made for a lot of cards that got thrown out . But i fell in love with your feminine, romantic cards, and your sincerity and faith. While I don’t get as fancy, and don’t have the resources in my craft room that you do, I would definitely call my style soft and romantic.

    Most of all, though, I always try to match the card to the recipient, if I canReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoSeptember 19, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    Another stunning card! My card style tends to be simple rather than complex. But it is me,ReplyCancel

  • Bette SSeptember 19, 2015 - 10:10 pm

    I tend to do more clean & simple cards. I have trouble mixing and matching designer paper, so I tend to avoid those kinds. Love dies and am working hard on them to create a card like yours. Doubt if I will ever “conquer” that though. I absolutely love your cards – wish I could sit by your side and learn!!! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm

    It is so hard to explain my card style. My favorite is using flowers and bling. I love the nature look with vines and leaves and flowers. Doing the finer things is tough with arthritic hands but when the occasion arises so does my determination even if it takes me longer. I just recently lost my sister-in-law to brain cancer and as your card says write the hurt in sand and the blessings in stone. We had wonderful adventures together and those are the stones in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Susan SlaterSeptember 20, 2015 - 8:08 am

    Wow! I’m almost speechless. What a beautiful card and sentiment. I Love how you put so much of yourself, your creativity, beauty and kindness into every one of your cards. You strive for perfection and achieve the amazing. You ask about my card making and as I look back I love how far I’ve come. I enjoy making cards that put a smile on someones face and particularly ones that than bring the question “how did you do that”. This craft as brought so much stress release and joy hope I can do it forever. May your day be wonderful and filled with happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Lai-YokeSeptember 20, 2015 - 1:58 pm

    Your card is so pure, Becca! My style varies very much depending on my mood as it can be CAS to mix media. But as long I can make cards, I am a happy girl!ReplyCancel

  • fmgardneSeptember 21, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    I love the quote for today! The saying on the card is so meaningful! Love them both.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BSeptember 22, 2015 - 5:48 am

    Hi Becca stunning card today! We are without the internet so I am in a cafe .
    Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • EileenSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:51 pm

    Becca, another masterpiece today, beautiful! That sentiment is beautiful too! You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing it with us xxxReplyCancel