Each New Day is a Blessing

Hi there blog friends!! I have to admit that after I got done with this card I was pleased — it’s different!  It almost looks like filigree to me. I’m using some of this months new releases with JustRite Stamps and several Spellbinders templates to get the effect; I used JustRite Stampers Faith and Forever Friends sets.

Isn’t this layer-a-licious?  I used Spellbinders Grand Squares to cut out all the levels up to Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares.  I’m soooo in love with the perfect square and the embossed (beveled) edges – they finish a card so nicely.  After setting the Fleur de Lis Squares in place I cut four of the large symmetrical posts from Spellbinders Elegant Posts then cut arrow end off and trimmed the big end.  On top of that I stacked Spellbinders Classic Squares LG and Spellbinders Classic Squares SM and finished by cutting my sentiment out with Spellbinders Classic Circles LG.

Oh, I found Recollections Pearls in chocolate!!  I know you can color them but I love them when they are already the color I need.  I just didn’t have the heart to put ribbon on this card – it’s soooo busy and I didn’t want to disturb the symmetry. 

Stamps: JustRite Stampers – Faith, Forever Friends
Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Mademoiselle, Coredinations – Java Bean
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Chestnut Roan
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, Spellbinders Elegant Posts, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders Grand Squares, Recollections Pearls

Well, it’s early and coffee is calling my name – off to have some and sort out the day.  Be good friends – ha-ha, you always are!!

  • TerriApril 22, 2011 - 8:03 am

    Gorgeous card Becca.

    Ter ;)ReplyCancel

  • Miss GApril 22, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Good Morning Becca

    what a beautiful card the color combo and sentiment just wonderful.
    I visit your site daily it helps to make my day. Thank you for sharing

    Happy Easter Becca to you and yours!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleApril 22, 2011 - 8:13 am

    Oh My this is pretty! I love the spellbinders die that makes it so lacy. That just right stamp is nice and those pretty little pearls. Sigh!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannApril 22, 2011 - 8:17 am

    Wauw this is just amazing as always hun. I just love these colors here, and I have never seen any pears or anything at all in this chocolate color here, but it sure looks awesome. Your whole card is a real stunner.
    Have a wonderful Easter hun.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 22, 2011 - 8:17 am

    Hi Becca,

    Just love your colour combo and the use of the Nesties, you sure know how to put them together.
    I visit your blog every day .
    Have a Happy Easter and weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. HamApril 22, 2011 - 8:18 am

    Beautiful Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Diane HApril 22, 2011 - 8:19 am

    So elegant and pretty…….as always…enjoy your coffee!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim NApril 22, 2011 - 8:19 am

    This is one of my favorites!! I love the chocolate and cream along with all the “filigree”, just perfect!!
    Happy Easter…..ReplyCancel

  • chrisdApril 22, 2011 - 8:20 am

    What a beautiful card and early Easter Blessings to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterApril 22, 2011 - 8:21 am


  • LisetteApril 22, 2011 - 8:28 am

    Hi Becca,

    Praise the Lord for your beautiful work in His name. I love your cards, they are so beautiful and such a blessing. You are truly an inspiration to me!!! Could you please tell me how do you get the cardstock out of the Spellbinders Dies that are very thin. I usually end up tearing them or poking holes in them trying to dig them out. Thanks and God Bless always.ReplyCancel

  • ViolaApril 22, 2011 - 8:32 am

    I so look forward to your new cards…everyday the first thing I look for in my inbox is your blog. Today’s card has made my day…it has my favorite colors and the filigree makes it perfect…Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Denise~Paper PonderingsApril 22, 2011 - 8:32 am

    It’s beautiful! Love it just the way it is!ReplyCancel

  • Tami BApril 22, 2011 - 8:34 am

    Gosh, I love this card! You leave me wanting more Spellbinders dies everyday. (Yes, you can pass that little snippet on to them, so they know you’re doing your job showcasing their products, & doing it REALLY well.)ReplyCancel

  • SuAnneApril 22, 2011 - 8:35 am

    How beautiful. I love all the different layers. This would be perfect for a masculine b-day card too! I have a question. I use a craft knife to apply my self-adhesive gems and pearls. Any suggestions on an easier method? I’ve tried the tweezers, but if I don’t cut the string of adhesive with a craft knife first, it often pulls the adhesive off the back. Any other tips or ideas?

    Thank you so much for inspiring me daily.

    God Bless and Happy EasterReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierApril 22, 2011 - 8:35 am

    Beautiful card – the pearls are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 22, 2011 - 8:35 am

    This is gorgeous. Love how you layer all these nestibilities.ReplyCancel

  • Donna RApril 22, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Lovely card, Becca. I don;t use brown very often nut this is very striking.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.April 22, 2011 - 8:43 am

    Beautiful card Becca
    Tip: I use a needle or pin to apply my self-adhesive gems and pearlsReplyCancel

  • Dorthy BarberApril 22, 2011 - 8:44 am

    Love this card and the first thing I noticed was it has no ribbon! The brown tones are striking.ReplyCancel

  • chaunApril 22, 2011 - 8:45 am

    Earth Day today (22nd), Take your travel mug to Starbuck’s and get a free coffee or tea in it. If you don’t have a travel mug, they’ll sell you one for 20% off. Today only, The brown on this card made me think of coffee and tea, and the e-mail that I got from Starbuck’s advertizing it. I’m all about free…then we’ll have more money to spend on our arts & crafts!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksApril 22, 2011 - 8:48 am

    LOVE the chocolate color and your amazing layering. You’ll put us in the poor house, as I seem to feel I MUST HAVE the fancy dies you use so well!ReplyCancel

  • WillowApril 22, 2011 - 8:51 am

    I love your card and am SOOOOO surprised to see NO ribbon!!! But the card is perfect just as it is… great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary NelsonApril 22, 2011 - 8:56 am

    Hi Becca, your card is Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • MargApril 22, 2011 - 9:10 am

    I really enjoy reading about the ways you adapt a “Spellbinder’s” die to fit your project. Great ideas.ReplyCancel

  • leslie DeeringApril 22, 2011 - 9:14 am

    this is a beautiful card as always! The saying is perfect for today ! God Bless and Happy Easter !ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 22, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Wow, that layering effect is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Marla H.April 22, 2011 - 9:41 am

    WOW you truly do amazing things with Spellbinders. Love the effect that you created with this one!!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoApril 22, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Beautiful. I love the colors and the delicate look! Fabulous Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)April 22, 2011 - 9:51 am

    So intricate and delicate! If it was music, it would be Pachelbel’s Canon. If it was literature, Shakespeare comes to mind. In other words, your creation is
    a real classic.

    Although I’m a huge fan of your ribbon treatments, I’m glad you decided to forgo ribbon on this card. As you said, it would take away from this handsome card.ReplyCancel

  • D IdletApril 22, 2011 - 9:51 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I too visit your site everyday to see what beautiful card you have created. You are an inspiration to me too. I love the script paper, I have been looking for some, can you tell me where you got it from? I could not find it on DCWV site.

    Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 22, 2011 - 10:01 am

    HOW BEAUTIFUL Becca!!!! It DOES look like Filigree!!! I LOVE ANYTHING WITH FILIGREE!!! :) It just looks lacey!!!! NICE Chocolate colored pearls too!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 22, 2011 - 10:09 am

    I really like this one…it’s so pretty ! love the script paper background .
    Happy Earth Day 2011 !
    *Save our planet…it’s the only one with Chocolate *
    (pass it on….lol)ReplyCancel

  • SnoopyApril 22, 2011 - 10:13 am

    Wow! What an amazing effect! It’s gorgeous, Becca!

    Snoopy :D

  • KathyApril 22, 2011 - 10:19 am

    Hi Becca, I have been following your talent and tutorials for years and wish to express my continued appreciation and thanks! You are an artist as you sculpture cards, and a painter as use beautiful combinations! Thank you so much for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.April 22, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Beautiful. Elegant. Classy. Gorgeous. Enough said. TFS. Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • BernieApril 22, 2011 - 10:36 am

    I always love your ribbon treatments but this card is absolutely stunning without it. I love the colors. My morning routine is to get my coffee then look to see what you have to share with us for the day. I enjoy reading all the comments as well. Your fans often give a tip or ask a question that gets me thinking.
    Happy Earth Day! Someone mentioned free coffee at Starbucks today but did you know they give away their grounds free every day. Wonderful stuff for the garden, conditions the soil, acid loving plants thrive on it AND the caffeine deters slugs.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 22, 2011 - 10:39 am

    Hello Becca – thanks again for the gorgeous card! You use colors so beautifully. Easter Blessings, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • Karen ShaylorApril 22, 2011 - 10:41 am

    I really like this. I always seems to me that I am not happy with a sense of being finished until I add a bow. Sometimes that makes me want to do something without, just to prove I don’t NEED it. I love the way you did this one. No bow needed!ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoApril 22, 2011 - 10:44 am

    This card is so gorgeous!! I think any ribbon or bow would spoil the beauty of this one! It’s perfect just the way it is!! I wish I had all these Spellbinders dies to layer this way. Oh well… at least I was able to get the Floral Doily Motifs the other day. Happy Friday, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Mary AnnApril 22, 2011 - 10:47 am

    It never ceases to amaze me how how you cont to come up with so many different ways to layer the Spellbinders shapes. Whenever I need a WOW way to show off my stamped image or my sentiment, I always think first, “What would Becca do?”ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn BeaumontApril 22, 2011 - 10:57 am

    So beautiful Becca! You are amazing! I pray you have a blessed Easter!ReplyCancel

  • FernandaApril 22, 2011 - 11:06 am

    oh Becca I just love love love these colors! Now last time you used taupe I said I was gonna go get me some taupe paer ok now I really have to run out for it!
    lol–The layering is super too! thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 22, 2011 - 11:07 am

    Beautiful card, you always put out your best, Becca. I believe this is the first without your signature bow, but beautiful nontheless. Have a blessed Easter. Love ya.ReplyCancel

  • LaurenApril 22, 2011 - 11:08 am

    Becca, we have never met, but you are in my heart always. I brag about you and so look forward to your blogs/email alerts……
    I only wish I were as creative as you are. I come from a very, very creative father who was a legendary animator and could never live up to him and now I am knowing you and HE would be very proud of you.
    Happy Spring-

  • MarisaApril 22, 2011 - 11:23 am

    Fabulous layering of the Spellbinders!ReplyCancel

  • VivaceApril 22, 2011 - 11:23 am

    Tami, I could not agree more! Becca, I think I look for Spellbinders everyday, so I can add my favorites to my ever growing wish list. I love that very perfect square too. And thanks for reminding me I can color my pearls! Beautiful card, as usual!ReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherApril 22, 2011 - 11:25 am

    this is Good Friday and it gives me much to be thankful for.

    your card is just so elegant – love the filigree work in that yummy mocha color. praying that your Easter is blessed.ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 22, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Another FABULOUS card Becca. I look forward every day to seeing what you share with us and thrive on the inspiration I receive from your work.
    Thank you again, love the color combination, and yes while you didn’t have one of your famous bows on this one, I’m happy with it as most of my cards get sent in the mail and with the cost of mail on the up and up…bows end up costing more…so enjoy this inspiration and the thought for me that it would be cheaper to put in the mail. Thanks Becca!~ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchultheisApril 22, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    This card is a card for a milk chocolate candy lover, it looks like milk chocolate and is so pretty and as you said it dosen’t need a ribbon.

  • Janet CastleApril 22, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    Great card even without the ribbon….glad you made that choice!ReplyCancel

  • TheaApril 22, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Wow, this is so beautiful!
    I wish you a Happy Easter.


  • JessicaApril 22, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Hey Becca, this is a real beauty! I love the colors and the die cuts. I think you’re right about the ribbon. This is just great without, it might be over the top with one of you lucious bows! TFS
    Hugs, JessicaReplyCancel

  • Iris, Saved by GraceApril 22, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Hi Becca! Chocolate is good any way you can get it isn’t it ; ) LOL. Beautiful. Iris, Saved by GraceReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 22, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 22, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    Beautiful card!!! I need to get those elegant posts!!!ReplyCancel

  • PeggySApril 22, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Love it! This card is amazing, just like you Becca. Thank you for sharing your crafting world with us.
    God bless,

  • lois skiathitisApril 22, 2011 - 5:28 pm

    Beautifully die-cut beauty in all different shades of brown. I agree each day is a new blessing. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Mi MiApril 22, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    I love the colors on the card. Nice to see something different. So PrettyReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersApril 22, 2011 - 7:24 pm

    I love how you did this and yes, the ribbon would have been way too much. It is beautiful just the way it is….Happy Easter to you.ReplyCancel

  • MarinaApril 22, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    Beautiful card!!! Love the colors. Congrats to Vivace!!ReplyCancel

  • TerriApril 22, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    Love your word, layer-a-licious! Truly describes this beautiful creation. Happy Easter, Becca. He has risen.ReplyCancel

  • missy riceApril 22, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    I really love your work. It is just awesome and you have truly been blessed. On June 22,2010 you posted a wedding card with a bridal shoe and a groom’s shoe. My son is getting married in June and I would love to make this card. Do you have a shoe tutorial? Have a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • BobbiApril 22, 2011 - 9:13 pm

    This is really a rich looking card. Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Neesey GebalskiApril 22, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    Amen. Great Card Becca. Wishing all my friends of Jewish faith a very Happy Passover and to those celebrating today, a very Blessed Good Friday.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy H.April 22, 2011 - 9:48 pm

    Love your card! Beautiful colors! I’ve got to get some pretty browns,tans like this card! Awesome!ReplyCancel

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  • Christy CrollApril 23, 2011 - 1:17 am

    Wow..this is a beautiful card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyApril 23, 2011 - 9:24 am

    Absolutely beautiful card as always. I hope you have a blessed Easter Holiday and may God continue to bless you and give you strength.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyApril 23, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Thanks, so much, Becca, for your tutorial. You amaze me at how you figure all these things out. Love your creativeness. I have a feeling you are one of those gals who can do most anything, I visualize you do electrical, plumbing, etc.. I always enjoy your blog, your creations are fabulous and the tutorials are great. I appreciate your generosity in sharing your ideas.

    Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BApril 23, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    Lovely sentiment, lovely card! From a lovely lady.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterApril 23, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    Oh wow fantastic layering but you are the layering Queen :)ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 23, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    Beautiful card as always!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • LenoriaApril 23, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    This card is gorgeous just the way it is!ReplyCancel

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  • Karen LinarezApril 24, 2011 - 12:30 am

    Beautiful Becca, I love it! You’re right, it doesn’t need a bow, you seem to always know just what to add and how. Your layering is always perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Anne SandisonApril 24, 2011 - 11:16 am

    This is so beautiful and feel it could be used for a man. The ribbon touches are wonderful but not really manly :) I love your work and am so glad I found your blog and more happy to find you also love the Lord. Keep up the beautiful work and your witness for our Lord. I have a pretty good supply of equipment/tools to work with but see many on your cards that I still don’t have. The 50% off coupons from Michael’s and Joann’s sure do help :)ReplyCancel

  • DeniceApril 24, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    Really think this card is beautiful. I enjoy so much all you do and am so thankful God has allowed you to be able to share your talants with all of us “creative junkies”. God bless to all……deniceReplyCancel