Follow Your Dreams

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Follow Your Dreams, Spellbinders Simply Succulent Contour Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Need a Rope Embossing Folder, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Holly Framed Etched Dies, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, Spellbinders Classics Ovals, LG -
Good morning sweeties!  You will swear that I’m stuck on dreams, perhaps I am :-)  I picked a sweet Quietfire Design sentiment – Follow Your Dreams because that’s a little bit of what’s on my mind.   I was tickled to read your last comments and it reaffirmed that it doesn’t cost anything to dream.  Sometimes it’s just what you need to get you rolling toward your next life goal.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Follow Your Dreams, Spellbinders Simply Succulent Contour Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Need a Rope Embossing Folder, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Holly Framed Etched Dies, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, Spellbinders Classics Ovals, LG -
My card today is bits and pieces of things you probably already have and a flower created from Spellbinders Simply Succulent Contour Steel Rule Die (hint, more to come this week).  I’m keen on being able to use every die in a set and my castoff’s get piled on a tray for use another day – for the base of my card –  these are bits and pieces picked out of my extras tray.  I’ve used a wonderful embossing folder, Spellbinders Need a Rope to add texture then layered on the the pierced label from Spellbinders 6 x 6 Holly Framed Etched Dies.  From Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, I snipped the ends off of the decorative inner piece to use as an embellishment to Spellbinders Classics Ovals, LG.

post-header-bottomI love a shabby card.  Little smudges of color to age it up just a little bit :-)  Speaking of ‘aged’, I’ve recently received two old items that are dear to my heart – I’ll post about them soon.  In the meantime, dream on!!


  • rosemaryFebruary 16, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    I believe in following a dream they can and do come trueReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonFebruary 16, 2016 - 12:22 pm

    I love the sentiments on all your stamps. Are they by a specific brand or several different brands?ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockFebruary 16, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    Love love your card and the sentiment is Awesome. I have always try ed to follow my Dreams . Dreams are a special part of life my Dream is to take a trip with my husband of 30 years on May 18th it will be 31 yrs. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Diana DFebruary 16, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    Such a great textured card. Love the EF and the flowers.
    Sending warm hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Dale MasonFebruary 16, 2016 - 12:25 pm

    Im so amazed because I made a card last night so very similar to yours. Your card is beautiful and the sentiment is so powerful. Love it.
    My question to you now is how do you store all the beautiful intricards you create.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.February 16, 2016 - 12:25 pm

    I love your card! The soft colors are very pretty. I love versatility in a die set. Never would’ve thought your flower came from a succulent set. I really love the bows you are making with the narrow ribbon. Do you still use your bow maker to make them? Are they just kind of bent down under the embellishment? I have your bow maker and love it! Makes creating bows so much easier!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwFebruary 16, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    Love the vintage look to this beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 16, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    So pretty…but all your cards are always beautiful like you are!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 16, 2016 - 1:34 pm

    Oh,that is such a pretty card, Becca. The flowers are such a soft accent. And I love the rope embossing. It adds just the right touch of texture. Thank you for the inspiration from this beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 16, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    I am probably kicking myself for not purchasing the need a rope embossing folder. Never whould have thought to use it like this. Another Pink beauty Becca!
    Cant wait for,your next post. have a wonderful dwy! xReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSFebruary 16, 2016 - 1:55 pm

    Love, love, love the background rope, guess I will have to get this one for sure!! You think when you see these things oh I’d never use it until you see what you, BECCA FEEKEN does with it and then it is a must have. So many of my dreams have come true. I’m a believer!!
    Hugs to you Becca
    Ann RObbinsReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 16, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    That embossing folder really looks like actual rope. Very nice card. We need beautiful dreams.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia N.February 16, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    A simple but stunning card Becca. Loving the rope background! Thank you.
    Sylvia xReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryFebruary 16, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    Becca your little tray has certainly produced a fantastic card. love the quietfire saying,(they are always just so perfect) and your flowers just add to the whole effect.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 16, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    Oh what a beautiful card, Becca. Love it!!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 16, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    I like how you have used up your odd bits. I keep my too and try using them , for some times I cut a die in one color and it does not work and don’t want to throw it away, will find use for it some where.ReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 16, 2016 - 3:18 pm

    Love the embossed rope like the rest of the gals too. The colors are soft and just perfect. I feel SOOO productive when I use all kinds of scraps to assemble a pretty card. I even start out intentionally set on doing just that. It’s all good!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie McKnightFebruary 16, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    Hi Becca! I love EVERYTHING YOU CREATE, and this gorgeous card is no exception! I look forward to all you create. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity. I feel emotions from your cards. It tells me you have a huge, loving heart.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 16, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    So subtle and so pretty.
    Keep following your dreams. You never know where they might lead :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Linda SFebruary 16, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    Lovely shabby, soft look with the ink . . . Perfection! Hope all is well with you . . . Concerned about those with stormy weather.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 16, 2016 - 4:15 pm

    Oh how lovely is your card, love the sentiment and the flowers are perfect.
    I am always following dreams Becca , it does no harm and gives me a buzz when it comes true.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 16, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Good morning Becca, everyone should follow their dreams!!!
    Beautiful card today it’s so pretty!!!
    Keep dreaming!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginFebruary 16, 2016 - 5:21 pm

    I love the flowers so much, I didn’t even notice the rope until i started reading the rest of he post! The flowers remind me of magnolias. So soft and pretty. They were my Aunts favorite. She lived in AL and I did not know her until I was in my 20’s. You remind me of her. As for if I dream, yes, but I never seem to remember much about them. Sometimes I do and I feel the need to act on what came to me. Hummmm. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Ethel BallaFebruary 16, 2016 - 6:34 pm

    I just love the whole concept of this your creation.Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 16, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    I believe everyone needs to dream . . .ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleFebruary 16, 2016 - 6:44 pm

    This is as beautiful as all of your work Becca. Just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelFebruary 16, 2016 - 8:25 pm

    Thanks so much for reminding us how beautiful our scraps & extra pieces can become when creativity takes hold. This is such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownFebruary 16, 2016 - 10:25 pm

    What a gorgeous card and lovely sentiment! Just such a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 16, 2016 - 10:39 pm

    Hi Becca. I was a bit like Lisa I was drawn to the flowers first they
    are lovely they do look like magnolia flowers !
    The delicate colours you have used are so old world a very pretty card I
    have a similar embossing folder must try that with flowers.
    Keep dreaming all you ladies and keep? hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

    • PAM tasFebruary 16, 2016 - 10:42 pm

      Oops! Missed the keep smiling …ReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 16, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    Oh, I like that rope embossing folder! Pretty card, as always, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 17, 2016 - 12:49 am

    Once again you´ve just made such a wonderful card here Becca, and every piece you+ve used here are sooo certain to fit so very well together and make such a wonderful endresult. I absolutely love it. You are a true master, when it comes to dies Becca and everything comming from your hands are soooo gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 17, 2016 - 12:59 am

    Lovey card as always. TFSReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKFebruary 17, 2016 - 3:00 am

    Hello Becca
    Love the embossing folder makes such an interesting background!
    The sentiment reminds me of what you give your children ‘ Give them Roots but let them fly’
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.February 17, 2016 - 3:45 am

    I too love the embossed background and the filigree die cuts. Most of all i love the cream and very soft pink combination, they meld into one another and are really pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SFebruary 17, 2016 - 5:13 am

    Love the sentiment on your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 17, 2016 - 5:38 am

    Morning Becca, I love this card !! I love the shabby chic look and the rope effect embossing, and the absolutely gorgeous flowers, truly beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 17, 2016 - 6:17 am

    Your combination of inspiring words and layered designs always amaze me!!! Thank you for all your ideas that keep motivating me!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaFebruary 17, 2016 - 6:32 am

    Hi Becca, Simple does not mean easy because you bring so much interest into the design that doesn’t clutter or repeat. I think the flowers make it so special. All my flowers look alike and match. I must try your two versions. Dreaming is good as long as it isn’t a permanent escape. Reality makes a good balance but dreaming brings interest and anticipation for tomorrow. Thanks for your design. They are always worth a second and third look. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 17, 2016 - 7:26 am

    How cool is that embossing folder?!! And I can see how that flower done out of fun foam would look like a succulent. Neat!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeFebruary 17, 2016 - 7:49 am

    Good afternoon to the lovely Becca,
    I hope the weather on your side of the great pond called the ocean is a bit warmer and nicer than we are having the now. The weather has decided to settle itself on my lovely Ochil Hills here at the Wee County(Clackmannanshire). I think the clouds just need a rest from the high flying that they do on a day to day basis. Anyway sorry flower skipped away from the point which is your lovely card which at first glance i would not have said it would have been a Becca card as it on the plainer side and not the beautiful ornateness that i associate with you. But you know what there are some strange people in the world that aren’t to over the top girlie, can’t understand it myself as cards should be ornate and different from what you get in a shop. No one could ever put your cards in the shop bought category or even the homemade. I am just left wondering how you managed to reign in the artistic streak in you to give us todays beauty as i think it must have been very hard for you,lol. Thank you flower for a lovely piece of art that some of us just might be able to do.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaFebruary 17, 2016 - 8:13 am

    Good morning Becca! Oh, beautiful card today and I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us this week!!! I can’t tell how excited I was to find my name as the winner of the Day of Giving – Do You Dream card. What a win to have one of your georgeous creations! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve forwarded my address to you and will wait with bated breath for it to arrive.

    Have a beautiful day!


  • Lorrayne ingramFebruary 17, 2016 - 8:30 am

    I saw that rope background and wondered what you wound around the base and how you got it to stay. Ah..a folder..:) love the flowers and hoping the snow melts soon and the hope of seeing grass in a month.. or two. Thanks for the inspiration todayReplyCancel

  • VickyFebruary 17, 2016 - 9:14 am

    Becca, I really like this card. I never thought about using coloring so close together. WE have another dream coming true- we are leaving this week for AZ to see some old friends & do fun things with them. We will be gone for 16 days. I hope to be about to keep up with you on my laptop if the have WiFi.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanFebruary 17, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Gorgeous! I love the soft feel of this card.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 17, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Hello Becca,
    What a beautiful card today, I especially love the top flower as it looks like an old fashioned rose that grew in my parents’ garden.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 17, 2016 - 1:14 pm

    Love the embossed rope along with everything else!! DREAM ON!!!
    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful card.

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 17, 2016 - 2:18 pm

    Your cards still amaze me post after post Becca and I have been following you for years now. There is just something about them that is always so eye catching and beautiful time after time. And you have such a knack for always finding just the right sentiment stamp!!!! Beautiful card. I love Quite Fire stamps. I love the Need a Rope embossing folder that you used on this card. I do not know how I missed this one, but I did. Will have to make sure to add this one to my arsenal. I love how it looks so wonderful on this feminine card and I know it would be just as appealing used on a masculine card. Thanks for all your inspiration Becca. Never let your dreams slip away!

  • Darline CFebruary 17, 2016 - 4:04 pm

    Hi Becca
    You are extremely gifted, This card, like all your creations, challenges me to step it up. Where can I find the rope embossing folder? I have been following you for several years in my quite world of card designs. Thanks too for Becca Bites!! love them!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 17, 2016 - 10:53 pm

    Oh, look see, there she is, that’s Becca high on life and spreading her wings! I am so proud of you girl. You are amazing. Your cards are not too bad either. Love that shabby look! Can hardly wait to see the “old things” you received that are dear to your heart.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 18, 2016 - 3:04 am

    I also n love the shabby chic look and this card also adds beautiful texture. I like how you always think outside the box as I probably wouldn’t have thought to use the rope embossing folder with such a pretty card. You did it and it works so well. Love the flowers and look forward to learning more about the die you used. Beautiful card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 19, 2016 - 8:22 am

    Hi Becca!
    Love this card. The things you do with paper dies and ribbon amaze me. Your bows are always pristine. Wish I could recreate this one, because it uses thinner ribbon than most. Is there a tutorial for this type? Blessings and have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel