Live in the Moment

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Live in the Moment and Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangle, Spellbinders Oval Floral -
Good Sunday morning lovely friends!   Can I just say that when I have the chance to sit down and create it calms my soul.  It has been a great week and sitting down to work and reflect and get back to what I love has me brimming with gratitude.   Thank you for all your kind words, I’m always amazed and thankful for you all.  Today I’m sharing a two color, two layer card with an inspirational message that is one of my favorites from Quietfire DesignLive in the Moment.   I promise, it doesn’t get any easier than this for layers.
Once I had my card base and a second layer in place, I simply cut Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangle (as a frame).  Next I cut Spellbinders Oval Floral (as a frame).  Then I centered the oval vertically over the horizontal Rectangle and lightly marked to know where to stamp.  After stamping, I attached every thing permanently.  I couldn’t resist slipping in a little bit of lace to embellish and a couple of pearls to outline the oval . . oh, and a bow! :-)

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignLive in the Moment
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – 80lb smooth, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Heirloom Rectangle, Spellbinders Oval Floral, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls
post-header-bottomSending warm wishes and showering you with my thanks and gratitude.  Please smile, feel loved and have an awesome day!!

  • Yoshiko GlennJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:17 am

    The white contrasts so beautifully on that shade of blue. Love the bow. Another gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Wow, wow, wow! Becca, this card is absolutely stunning. I’m not really surprised, of course, because all your cards are so, so beautiful. It may have been quick to put together but you have to have the inspiration to start with! Best wishes
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:22 am

    Hi Becca I love getting your posts as the cards and the sentiments are always so beautiful. I think that they reflect your personality
    Hope that the snow is not affecting you
    Stay warm and safe

  • SlavaJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:25 am

    What a wonderful idea, thank you again for creating something so beautiful and sharing it with us. I do have most of the dies and I am excited to create something once I have a chance. I wish I could learn how to tie the bows though. I always go for the flower in the corner instead.
    Keeping all the people affected by the snowstorm in my thoughts, we live in Minnesota so we usually get the cold and a blizzard from time to time, but nothing what came your way.ReplyCancel

  • baileyrosyJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:30 am

    What a beautiful shade of blue a perfect contrast to the rest of the card, elegant and beautifully stamped.


  • ElaineJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Hello Becca
    Another beauty of a card , a gorgeous color of blue and put together beautifully .
    Take Care
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Hi Becca, Oh, my, yes. It doesn’t get any better than this card. Any color, any occasion, just beautiful. Again Becca-Magic and so glad you didn’t forget the bow. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • DebraJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:34 am

    This is beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:40 am

    Beautiful card Becca. The dies are lovely and so too is the lace. Wonderful sentiment from Quietfire. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:41 am

    Your creations make me SMILE and I received your love today. Thanks for sharing and making me feel special. You are also very special and so much appreciated by those of us that follow you and enjoy your beautiful cards. Well, I must go outside today and try to move the 23 1/2 inches of snow that is laying on my driveway. Hope I can get the snow thrower started! Wish me luck!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:44 am

    Absolutely LOVE your card, the dies are incredible and really compliment each other. That’s definitely my kind of card.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:45 am

    Happy Sunday Becca
    I have to say another beautiful creation. Its always such a pleasure to be able to view your work. Amazing each time you share. Thank you Becca for always putting a smile on our faces. Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:48 am

    Lovely, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:51 am

    Hi Becca. I love blue and white. Very wedgewoodesque. The font on the sentiment is always lovely too. Seen pics of the snow in the US on UK news. I’ve never seen so much snow. Hope all your followers are safe and warm if they are affected.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:05 pm

    Your card is stunning! You make it sound like they are so easy! Wishing you a wonderful week to come!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    Oh Becca!
    How beautiful! I just can’t keep up with the die cuts. There are so many. Sometimes I can’t find them so I try to improvise. I too am making Valentine cards in my cold basement. We are still snow bound, but the sum is shining brightly. Can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing than making cards for those I love. Thank you again for another awesome inspiration! SaraReplyCancel

  • Dayle ShimamuraJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:30 pm

    Thank you, Becca, for sharing your talent and inspirations with us. Once again, you’ve created a beautiful card! Love how you seamlessly combine die sets… It makes me want to get out all of my dies and play. Wishing you a blessed Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    Gorgeous!!!!! Love the lace!!!! What a pretty way to combine these two dies. Thank you so much for posting this, Becca. I just love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    So very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Lovely card…lovely you! Thanks for always giving and caring for us….ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:52 pm

    Love your latest card Becca. You make it sound so simple but……
    Like the blue and white together!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    What an exquisite card! I love how you think outside the box and make the dies work together. The sentiment is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:55 pm

    Love this beautiful card, Becca. The blue and white is absolutely stunning and I would have never thought to put those dies together…but I will try it later today.

    The sun is shining beautifully and making the two feet of snow sparkle like glitter.

    Have a beautiful day!ReplyCancel

  • CarolJanuary 24, 2016 - 12:57 pm

    So beautiful Becca! If only you would teach classes, I would relocate!ReplyCancel

  • Tina McJanuary 24, 2016 - 1:19 pm

    I love using cream as a background colour, but then again all depends on what patterned paper I am going to use. Just love this card Becca. You have given me food for thought so “thank you”.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 24, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Love this combo of spellbinders. Works with so many of the quitefire sentiment stamps. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon PatienceJanuary 24, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous as usual. I love all your creations. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJanuary 24, 2016 - 1:50 pm

    Another really stunning card with such imaginative layering of dies. I really MUST try & learn how to do this from you!ReplyCancel

  • RuthJanuary 24, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    A beautiful card Becca with a wonderful sentiment,

  • Kristine VencelJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    GUSH…..GASP…….stunning! The subtle colors, the elegant frames surrounding the beautiful calligraphy sentiment, the softness of lace & ribbon. Oh my, Becca, you have outdone yourself! I just don’t have enough words to describe this gorgeous card. It is “amazing”!ReplyCancel

  • Diann SandersonJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    When, when, when can we start buying you new items?? I want Swirling Grace right away. Thanks for another inspiriting idea.ReplyCancel

  • DottieJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:29 pm

    Just beautiful and encouragement to launch into using those blues!ReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:31 pm

    Hi Becca

    Lovely card and blue is the color I love the most.

  • Lisa DugginJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:58 pm

    The white just pops on the blue. Very nice thought, wish we could always remember to do it! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    Beautiful card .Gorgeous die.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJanuary 24, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    Gorgeous elegance, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 24, 2016 - 3:07 pm

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SJanuary 24, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Hello, Becca! It is great joy to have you “back”!! I so missed you and your beautiful creations. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 24, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Another beautiful card, beautiful colour, words and dies. Love your work, it is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.January 24, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    It’s so beautiful!! I find it so difficult to put die cuts together so they don’t look to “busy”…but wow, you do have the gift! Your cards looks so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)January 24, 2016 - 3:55 pm

    Oh Becca! This reminds me of Wedgewood china! Gorgeous!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJanuary 24, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    LOVE the crisp, clean colors of blue and white, just a lovely lovely card.


  • VickyJanuary 24, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    This is a beautiful card.
    Blue is one of my favorite colors.
    I really like the way you think of different ways
    to use your dies.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJanuary 24, 2016 - 5:09 pm

    Good morning Becca, fabulous you just knock my socks off!!! Love the colour it’s
    yummy : ) I think you’ve used it before!!! I lose myself when I craft it’s so relaxing you
    forget about everything or at least I do!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 24, 2016 - 5:51 pm

    Beautiful. I love the piercings on these dies. They are very defined and look great.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TasJanuary 24, 2016 - 6:13 pm

    Happy you are feeling good about things and enjoying creating again in
    your happy space!
    This card is fit for a Queen love it and the BOW you are a tease with your bows!
    still trying to get something to look like a BECCA bow (running out of ribbon lol)
    Hope you all are safe in the snow ! We are in bush fire mode here very dry and
    and so scary at the moment heaps of fires out of control….. And soooo much smelly smoke. Take care everyone PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJanuary 24, 2016 - 7:14 pm

    Mmm, love this Wedgwood blue combination…so pretty…and two layers with a little lace and pearls always works! Also one of my favorite Suzanne stamps.

    Blessed Sunday to you, too, Becca.

  • Carol H.January 24, 2016 - 7:32 pm

    Only you could make a two-color card so very beautiful!!! Have an awesome creative week!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineJanuary 24, 2016 - 7:41 pm

    Baby girl your cards are beautiful and they cause me to make some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration you give to us.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 24, 2016 - 8:01 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    Hope you enjoyed your Sunday.This is just a spectacular card, love the color and the dies. Are your bow makers still available. I am so glad I bought mine when I first came across your blog. One of the best crafting investments I have made; along with Grand Calibur and Spellbinder dies. I have the rectangle version of the oval one that you used. Do you think I could use that for the frame and then something Floral Ovals for the top? Just wondering! Love all your cards and all the inspiration you give so many people, and so unselfishly! God Bless!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJanuary 24, 2016 - 8:04 pm

    Love these 2 dies together. The sentiment is a keeper!! Love the card, love you, and thanks for sharing.

  • Dorina DJanuary 24, 2016 - 8:16 pm

    Beautiful and I love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJanuary 24, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    Another gorgeous card – love the color and the combination of dies. And the bow – stunning!! Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJanuary 24, 2016 - 8:53 pm

    STUNNNG card Becca….happy creating makes you happy….it certainly makes me happy to see what you create!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Rai LynnJanuary 24, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    Love your cards. I love how you layer designs and they always look so elegant. One day I hope to be able to do something similar. Until then, I’ll keep looking to your work for inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJanuary 24, 2016 - 9:32 pm

    How beautiful!! I love the simple elegance (though it doesn’t look simple) of this card! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mJanuary 24, 2016 - 11:24 pm

    So delicate and fresh! Great sentiment. Another fabulous work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 25, 2016 - 1:10 am

    This card is so lovely! I love the elegance created with the beautiful Heirloom Rectangle die and Floral Oval. I’m blessed to own the Floral Oval and definitely will be adding Heirloom Rectangle to my dies. With so many awesome dies available, it can be difficult to decide what to purchase. Getting to view the dies on your cards really helps me decide which ones to purchase. I appreciate being able to see the dies in use. Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 25, 2016 - 1:30 am

    WAUW another outstanding and soooo soo beautiful card here. I just LOVE the sentiment, you´ve used here too and everything together is just sooo perfect Becca, and ofcause we souldn´t do withour your gorgeous bow and this blue color here is just soooo over the moon gorgeous too, tht I can only find one word for this card, and it is: PERFECT to the last little dot, and I just sooo love it all here.ReplyCancel

  • JennieJanuary 25, 2016 - 1:36 am

    Such a gorgeous card and a lovely sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 25, 2016 - 2:01 am

    Hi Becca, Wow your cards are always so elegant! Such a simple card but the right die & a little lace & you make it look amazing. I love your bows so much. Can only dream of mastering this technique.
    God Bless, Noelene xReplyCancel

  • KathleenRJanuary 25, 2016 - 2:05 am

    Another gorgeous card


  • margaret driscoll UKJanuary 25, 2016 - 3:17 am

    Hello Becca
    Love it!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 25, 2016 - 3:40 am

    This is gorgeous, so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJanuary 25, 2016 - 5:14 am

    Wow!! Love this card, the dark with light colors make it pop off the page. And it does not hurt either that the dies, lace, bow and other goodies are included as well, great jobReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJanuary 25, 2016 - 6:45 am

    Hi Becca. Love everything about this stunning card :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 25, 2016 - 6:49 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is beautiful beyond words.
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Marie vossJanuary 25, 2016 - 7:16 am

    Simple but beautiful I love itReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 25, 2016 - 7:39 am

    Hi Becca, Beautiful, beautiful die-cuts make up this gorgeous, gorgeous card. I’m loving the sentiment.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • valerieJanuary 25, 2016 - 7:50 am

    Hello Becca

    I am a new subscriber that is so happy to have found your site. I hope that the content does not change too much as you have the most elegant and sophisticated cards going, and a designer too!
    With thanksReplyCancel

  • DorthyJanuary 25, 2016 - 7:58 am

    Love the combination of dies, they really make a beautiful frame and needless to say a beautiful card.

    Hugs, DorthyReplyCancel

  • Sherry RJanuary 25, 2016 - 8:31 am

    Beautiful card and use of dies. I don’t know how you think up all these combinations! I love the cream with the blue, too.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy MooreJanuary 25, 2016 - 11:27 am

    This is just stunning. I love the way you used the die cuts and embellished with pearls. I want to learn how to make a bow as beautiful as yours. thank you so much for sharingReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 25, 2016 - 1:32 pm

    Love what you did with the dies to make frames they work well together and the color combo is lovely.hugs xxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJanuary 26, 2016 - 1:21 am

    EARLENE BOSTJanuary 26, 2016 – 1:20 am
    Stunning card. Love your use of lace and your ribbons. You always know exactly where to place things for the most impact. Beccalicious!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJanuary 26, 2016 - 5:28 am

    Good morning Becca,
    This airforce blue coloured card is so pretty and shows up every detail that the beautiful intricate dies have. I love how you have accented it with the pearls as they give it a much more sophisticated look that rhinestones don’t have. The lace that you add along with your stunning bows just add that jeu ne sa qui that always makes your cards something so out of this world for me. Thank you Becca for another stunning work of art.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockFebruary 3, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    Hi Becca stunning card I love the oblong die it’s gorgeous
    Hug’s Lynda xxReplyCancel