Holiday Blessings

Well, today is the ‘anniversary’ and I have to say it’s a good day – no tears just good memories.  Thanks for the emails :-)   More than anything I’m so grateful that I’m still crafting it has surely made the time fly.  So, another Christmas card for the stash – I’d say I’m making a little headway!   I love silver and white pairings so I decided to try a little clean and simple.  This JustRite Papercraft stamp set – Holiday Cheer Ornaments was perfect for detail embossing  and it just so happens to match Spellbinders™ 2010 Heirloom Ornament.  I wanted a little bit of dimension so I cut four of Spellbinders™ 2011 Heirloom Ornaments and folded them in half for a mini ornament embellishment that folds flat.     

I raided my stash of silver reflective paper and pulled out the white lace and pearls then finished up with a seam binding bow and a tiny silver snowflake at the top using Spellbinders™ Create A Flake Four.    Quick and simple :-)  

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Holiday Cheer Ornaments
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Silver Reflective Paper (Stash)
Ink: Versamark and Silver Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ 2010 Heirloom OrnamentSpellbinders™ 2011 Heirloom OrnamentSpellbinders™ Create A Flake Fourseam binding,  Recollections Pearls, Spare Parts Crystal Brad

Hope you are having a glorious day!!  See you soon!

  • Joan FrickerOctober 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm

    Becca, I send you lots of hugs today. I am glad you are doing okay and glad you are feeling better.
    This card is gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. You “amaze” me.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 31, 2012 - 12:43 pm

    I hope you have a day of great reflection on those happy memories!
    Oh wow, what a wonderful card! So crisp, clean and classic! I love it and I like how you created the diensional ornament embellishment!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna MackintoshOctober 31, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Beautiful Becca, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Deb VandersteegOctober 31, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Ooooooo, this is just beautiful Becca.

    I am glad that today is a good day for you. I am remembering you in my thoughts and prayers. You are one special lady.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  • linda MunsonOctober 31, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    An absolutely stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineOctober 31, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Just beautifully perfect.
    Take care your are such an exceptionnel lady.
    Francine from MontrealReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKOctober 31, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Remembering you in prayer today Becca. John would be so proud of you! Fabulous card. Love and hugs Christine xReplyCancel

  • Cindy PowerOctober 31, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca…I am inspired!!! Blessings on this special day… :o)ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaOctober 31, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    wow…This is just so elegant! I love all the white and love the lace.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeOctober 31, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Hugs and Prayers for you from Maine. Beautiful Card. Thank you for sharing.
    Marilyn MaeReplyCancel

  • LageneOctober 31, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    ELEGANT!!! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SOctober 31, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    So glad that you are doing ok today. Cherish your precious memories, they are priceless! Beautiful card – so elegant and classy. Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • MihaelaOctober 31, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    WOW, this is simply gorgeous!!! So so elegant!!!ReplyCancel

  • LynetteOctober 31, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    Has it been 2 years already? Your beloved John is so proud I’m sure. This card just took my breath away. It will be my card to my family this year. Thank you for your beautiful creations and for sharing them with us. Bless you from your biggest Canadian fan.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergOctober 31, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    Becca this card is gorgeous. The silver and white is so stunning. I am so glad you are feeling better and love seeing your wonderful creations. I have this stamp set and the spellbinders ornament dies ( I am addicted to Spellbinders) but can you tell me how was the silver around the stamped image – It looks just a tiny bit larger than the stamped image ornament
    I have to try this oneReplyCancel

  • JudyOctober 31, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    Oh Becca, I absolutely LOVE your card, it’s definitely a keeper. Love the reflective ornament and snowflake, the gorgeous bow and lovely lace. Another exceptional card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • D. IdletOctober 31, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    Oh my, what a wonderful card! I simply love it. I am glad to see you back. I hope you are feeling well. Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me.ReplyCancel

  • Connie C.October 31, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Your card is stunning, as usual! And I’m glad you can have the memories without the tears. Time does help heal, at least in some measure.ReplyCancel

  • Penny ReedOctober 31, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Oh my, Becca! That is the most beautiful card. The black and white is so elegant and striking! Whoever gets it will be blown away. Bless you today as you remember and look forward to reunions! This is not the end, thank our Lord! Thanks for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Donna ROctober 31, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    I always love black and white cards for some reason. They really scream elegance to me and this one is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BOctober 31, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Oooh I love the create a flake 4. Your card is beautiful. I love the colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • ShelleeOctober 31, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    I am so happy that time has worked its magic for you, and you are able to remember without the tears. You have shown us another stunning work of art. This combination is just perfect! I hope you can share your source for the reflective paper. I have been looking for it, and can find very little. Thanks for ALL that you share! Many special blessings to you this day.

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  • Karen WeddingOctober 31, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    Wow! Such a beautiful card. I love all the laces you use on your cards. I need to make a 50th Anniversary card for my in-laws and am going to lift one of your cards. It will be so fantastic looking, I know they’ll love it. Sorry about the anniversary. I’m glad you’re still crafting too. I don’t know what I’d do without your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jean COctober 31, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    It is so amazing that over time we are left with wonderful memories that we can recall without tears. Reflect today. Thank you for the wonderful card. The lace, silver, pearls and white are so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • MargaretOctober 31, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    Just beautifulReplyCancel

  • jean w.October 31, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    As awesome as ever! Your cards are always so gorgeous and this one is no exception!!! Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • NevaOctober 31, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    That awful year of “firsts” is behind you. I know that’s a big hurdle for most people.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen K.October 31, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    Becca….so HAPPY that you are posting your creations again. Hope all is well with you. Just keep on crafting and everything else will land in its place.ReplyCancel

  • VivaceOctober 31, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    I’ve been thinking about you as this day approached. My prayer was that it would not be to_o difficult a day. I’am hoping you are okay. Your card is beautiful, and I love the lace.ReplyCancel

  • dianeOctober 31, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    Sending well wishes to you, you are a special lady.
    God Bless, dianeReplyCancel

  • BettyOctober 31, 2012 - 2:21 pm

    Hugs to you, Becca! Your card is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • LynetteOctober 31, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    Okay, I’ve ordered all the dies and stamps to make this card. Just had to come back and make another comment today. My September and October kits just arrived in today’s mail (I’m in Toronto and there was a mix up but SO worth the wait).
    I’m literally smiling from ear to ear sitting by myself in my craft room. The kits are GORGEOUS. All the supplies, all together, all with beautiful instructions. I can’t wait to start creating. And it’s so cool to have stickers with your logo wrapping everything up. Between your Bow Maker, these kits, and all the supplies I’ve bought to make your beautiful cards, I’m going to have to hide my Mastercard bill, but oh, so worth it! Thank you. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceOctober 31, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I love the wide lace and the black and white is just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • KathieOctober 31, 2012 - 2:38 pm

    This card is beautiful. I have the stamps, so now I just need to use them. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • TheresaOctober 31, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    OOOOOOOOOO!!!! I love this card!! And I have lace and a die cut I could use to make a similiar one. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RoneyOctober 31, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    Beautiful and elegant, Becca! Thinking of you… Blessings! KathyReplyCancel

  • Lisa SackettOctober 31, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    Wow, stunning card. It’s like a crisp snowy day just before Christmas. Been thinking of you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • FayeOctober 31, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    Dearest Becca,
    I am glad the you are doing well today. “The anniversary” will come in January for me and it will be # 2. My dear husband’s birthday was Oct. 19th and it also is my son’s birthday. They both loved hunting so my son went hunting and he says that he reflects on things while he is in the woods where it is quiet and peaceful. I have something new to help occupy my thoughts this year as I had my first great child “a boy” born on Oct. 18th. He is my daughter’s grandbaby and he is beautiful, as a matter of fact it is a little difficult to type while he is laying in my lap at this moment. I heard that you can’t spoil a newborn but today I think that I am going to disagree with that statement. His mom is napping and every time I lay him down he crys. Oh well I will just have to suffer through holding him, lol.
    The card today is beautiful, as usual.
    Hugs, FayeReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsOctober 31, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    I have only been with you for a little less than a year but have gone back and read of John’s death but you have shown what a strong woman you are and we love you for it. This is an exceptional card and everyday I get your blog adds to my collection of dies as I always think ~ Oh I have to have that one. I just love simple and elegant and this sure fits that!!! God Bless you and your talented hands,.

  • CarolOctober 31, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    Love the card! So pleased you have been positive and are remembering the best times, instead of the sad. Crafting is a wonderful therapy too!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealOctober 31, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    I am relieved that you are ok today and can look back on the happy times. It’s those good memories that help us get through the potentially difficult days.
    Your card is one of the most beautiful ones you have ever made. I’m in awe of you and your work.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisOctober 31, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    Glad to hear you are doing well during this time. Going through such a loss brings surprising moments of mourning, but it is all good. We would be heartless people if we didn’t have those emotions. Someone once told me it takes 5 years to sort out the loss and come to a level place again. I will agree with that! God is in it all to heal and restore.
    As for y our beautiful creation … it is a stunning card. I love the black and whites and silvers; I, too, have been raiding my stash looking for shiny silver paper on just this very day! This is a big boon to me for another idea! Thank you for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.October 31, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    So glad you are having a good day. Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Billie AOctober 31, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    Beautiful card. Love the dies and sentiment and the ribbon is beautiful. Always stunning creations.ReplyCancel

  • MargaretOctober 31, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    As I mentioned in an earlier comment I only discovered your “amazing” blog in the past week so was not aware until today that the anniversary to which you referred was that of your husband’s death. The loss of a loved one is always difficult so it was good to read that so far it has been a good day and that it has been one filled with fond and treasured memories.

    As for your card – it is absolutely stunning. There’s something really special about a White and Silver card – so elegant! You have such a wonderful talent Becca and I count myself fortunate that I discovered your blog.ReplyCancel

  • AlowynOctober 31, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Sending you lots of prayers & hugs, Hun!

  • Kathy SOctober 31, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    so elegant and my thoughts are with youReplyCancel

  • Brenda FrameOctober 31, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Becca, As always this is beautiful! I love all of your creations! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing them with us. Hugs BrendaReplyCancel

  • Kathy SOctober 31, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Becca this is so elegant and my thoughts are with youReplyCancel

  • Marilyn NimmoOctober 31, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Such a beautiful card created by a beautiful soul. Sending hugs to you and so glad you are remembering happy memories.ReplyCancel

  • Angie CrockettOctober 31, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    Sending prayers for you, darlin’! May the Lord bring some wonderful memories to mind today! HUGS!!!ReplyCancel

  • GerryOctober 31, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers your way. Beautifully elegant card, as usual.ReplyCancel

  • MayOctober 31, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Beautiful Card elegant
    Hug’s and prayers with you !
    Thank you for sharing them with us !ReplyCancel

  • EstelleOctober 31, 2012 - 5:28 pm

    Such a beautiful and elegant card, Becca.
    Sending hugs and prayers your way. Remembering the
    happier memories id always good.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful card and the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • KellyGOctober 31, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    My thoughts are with you today Becca. John would be so proud!ReplyCancel

  • MercedesOctober 31, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Bella y elegante!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.October 31, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    Simply beautiful. Simply elegant.
    I’m happy for you that today was a day of ‘good memories’, and you were not burdened down with sadness. You are exactly where God means you to be, at this time in your life. He is holding you in His loving Hands, while placing you on the steps of the next part of your life’s journey. Blessings & Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Michel EOctober 31, 2012 - 6:35 pm

    Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • carolenOctober 31, 2012 - 6:44 pm

    Stunning Becca!

    My heart goes out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanOctober 31, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    This is gorgeous…..I love it….thank you so much sharing…will be casing this too….well I case all yours….LOL….love…love…it….ReplyCancel

  • Peggy CrawfordOctober 31, 2012 - 7:17 pm

    Prayers are with you today, haven’t been with your blog that long but your a wonderful blessing to us all. I’m glad I have came across your site. Your cards are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownOctober 31, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    Prays for you on such a difficult day!!! I hope we are all as much a Blessing to you as you have been to us (me)!
    Your clean card is just beautiful, love the lace on it!!!ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONOctober 31, 2012 - 8:41 pm

    Looks Like You’re Back in The Saddle Again….wheee!
    LOVE THIS GORGEOUS CARD….waaay Classy..especially for

    Thank you and God Bless….

  • lacyquilterOctober 31, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Beautiful card. Big hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtOctober 31, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    What a beautiful card.Glad you are doing so good.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneOctober 31, 2012 - 11:24 pm

    May God’s encompassing love and peace carry you through all the days of your life. Such a wonderful person like you deserves the best. You’re in my prayers. What a lovely and elegant white card you made today. I love the lace backdrop!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki RomaineNovember 1, 2012 - 12:11 am

    This card is beautiful.
    You did a tutorial on a bookmark and pad box not too long ago for ODBD. I made a couple of them, but have misplaced the measurements. Is it still available for viewing? I have spent much time looking on your site and theirs and can’t find it.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieNovember 1, 2012 - 12:55 am

    beautiful card I have these dies a stamp set may try this ,
    my prayers are with you on this dayReplyCancel

  • AlexandraNovember 1, 2012 - 2:49 am

    This is gorgeous, I love white and silver combo for Christmas. Thinking of you all in America during this terrible storm. Stay safe.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryNovember 1, 2012 - 2:50 am

    Simply gorgeous, as are all your cards. Bless you on this difficult day, you are in my prayersReplyCancel

  • loftylassNovember 1, 2012 - 5:06 am

    Another beautiful card Becca. One I will certainly be casing. tfs
    God bless.
    Heather (UK)

  • Debbie BNovember 1, 2012 - 6:20 am

    I love this card and seems so different from what you usually do!. I think it would be great for any young man or adult man. Very Cute!ReplyCancel

  • NikkiNovember 1, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • JeanNovember 1, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Hi Becca – this card is ever so pretty!! What creativity! and thank you so much for sharing. Nice to see you ‘back’ and feeling better, take care, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterNovember 1, 2012 - 9:41 am

    Gorgeous, love the silver gives it so much elegance and like the dimension too, the lace is lovely also!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 1, 2012 - 10:59 am

    GORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)LOVE the Silver & white!!!!!!! EVERYTHING you’ve done with this!!!!!!!!!!! Becca, your John KNEW you were destined to be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Remember, he tried to emulate your cards??? You’ve COME FAR & WILL GO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Praying for you today!!!!!!!!!!! MANY HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • FMNovember 1, 2012 - 5:51 pm

    Hugs to you on this day of rememberance. Submerge yourself in all of the good times and memories. I am thinking of you. Love this card. Very elegant!ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 1, 2012 - 7:43 pm

    Nobody does stunning like you Becca! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy GrahamNovember 2, 2012 - 12:49 am

    You’re in my thoughts, Becca – you are such an inspiration to all of us. I’m very glad that this is a good day for you ((‘m a couple of days late, catching up with posts). I’m sure I speak for more than just myself when I say thank you, so very much, for sharing not only your never ending creativity with us, but your life as well. Doing so helps us appreciate all you do that much more. Big big hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Alice GoehrigNovember 2, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous elegant card.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon ApelNovember 3, 2012 - 7:49 am

    I’m wondering how you got the silver ornament to fit so nicely under the embossed ornament. I have that set and when cut and stacked there is a larger size difference. Is there a secret process?? Your card is gorgeous. Love visiting your site. Blessings, SharonReplyCancel

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  • Pet73November 10, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Wow, this card is just ….. wow!ReplyCancel

  • MarieNovember 22, 2012 - 1:53 pm

    Absolutely beautiful in white!ReplyCancel

  • GinetteNovember 22, 2012 - 9:08 pm

    I love ethat card simple and so beautiful. Thank you
    HUGS. GinetteReplyCancel