Love Warms

Hugs to you blog friends!!!  I hope you are having a crafty holiday weekend.  As promised, I’m back with a card.  Of course this wasn’t possible without first sitting down to try to get the cobwebs from between my fingers – I’m rusty at this.  It’s a joyous day though and I’m showering you all with love.  What a glorious feeling to have new stamps and someone in mind for a pick me up in their mailbox (insert mischievous elf smile here).  Even though I missed the release, Our Daily Bread Designs had the most yummy new Christmas stamps for their release this month – I’m sharing one with you today from the Snowy Blessings set (oh how I love tall skinny sentiments!). 

On the corner of my desk I have bits and pieces of cards I want to make.  Usually it’s one element that’s stuck in my mind and the rest falls in place when I make it.  For months I knew I wanted to use this new D-Lite (single dies at a great price :-)), Spellbinders™ Flourish Trim as a vertical frame.  It worked out perfectly for a holiday card.  On top of it I layered a thin panel then popped up Spellbinders™ Decorative Labels Eight and finished by stamping my sentiment on Spellbinders™ Fancy Framed Tags One.    Did you know that I’m a foam tape addict?  Yep, I popped up the red layer, the combined cream and green print layer, the combined Flourish/Red/Candy Stripe print layer and finally the combined red labels eight/fancy framed tags layer – that makes four.  Although this card works out just as well flattened down to one layer – if you’re iffy about layers, I encourage you to give it a try.  It gives your cards just a little bit of umph!  If you’re afraid of heights, then just try one or two layers :-)  Any other foam tape addicts out there?

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Snowy Blessings
Paper: The Paper Company, Authentique (Jolly Paper), (Yuletide Paper)
Ink: Amuse – Cranberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Flourish TrimSpellbinders™ Decorative Labels EightSpellbinders™ Fancy Framed Tags One, Hug Snug Seam Binding (Oatmeal), Maya Roads Leaf Pin, Crystal Pin, Recollections Flat Pearls

Overjoyed to be rubbing elbows with you again!!  Happy Holidays sweet friends!

  • Linda LucasDecember 15, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Great to see you back Becca, you have been in my prayers Sistah!! Love this card – you always combine the Spellbinders Dies so amazingly! Gorgeous details and love the ODBD sentiment! When I grow up I want to be YOU! :) {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 15, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    so glad your back. I miss the inspiration and the sharing that you bring to your blog.ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 15, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    Lovely Becca! I love foam tape too – used a bunch yesterday to “pop” some items.ReplyCancel

  • Carol E BrookerDecember 15, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better, love this card, so pretty. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • AmyjdDecember 15, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    What a lovely card! Red and green are my favorite Christmas colors to use. I am glad you are on the mend!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 15, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    You are back and have lost nothing.
    Very creative! Beautiful card!
    Hope all will go well for you.
    Thank you very much ,I am very happy because you are back

    Merci ! From Montreal , FrancineReplyCancel

  • RosieDecember 15, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Just so glad you are back in the groove again and hoping you are recovering nicely. Love your card and did miss your creativity, however, don’t over do things now and get well completely.ReplyCancel

  • CaroleDecember 15, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Beautiful! So glad to see you are back in your studio. Just don’t over do it. Your health is still the most important thing. Love your kind and caring heart. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaDecember 15, 2012 - 4:22 pm

    I love this design, Becca! But, more importantly, I think the quote is true and beautiful. Take care. ~CynthiaReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 15, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    WHAT A SPLENDID CARD to jump back in with!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! (Can’t tell you had ANY cob webs between your fingers Becca! LOL) :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeDecember 15, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Your inner Beauty always shows in the creativity of your cards. Absolutely Beautiful. Glad you are feeling better.
    Hugs and Blessings to you. Thank You for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne O'BrienDecember 15, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    I love this card, great papers and colors so appropriate for the season.
    So glad you are back and feeling better. Please take care of yourself! You are important to all of us!ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunDecember 15, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Hi Becca – welcome back! Foam tape addict here :) not in denial. Also love vertical greetings – wish there were lots more of them! Another romantique lovely card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 15, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    Welcome back Becca. You are still very good at creating cards. I also like to use form tape too.

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 15, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    Hope you are starting to feel better. It so nice to hear from you. Your medical leave has not diminished your artistic skill in the slightest. This card is a delight. Thanks so much for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy McDecember 15, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Becca, your card is truly amazing!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaDecember 15, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Oh Becca, I am sooooooooooooo happy that you are back! Missed you

    beyond words! Love your work and I can say as another has already

    said, “When I grow up I want to be like Becca”!! Your inspiration is

    amazing! Thank you for sharing your God given talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • JulieDecember 15, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    My name is Julie and I’m a foam tape addict! LOL! Glad you’re back!ReplyCancel

  • MickieDecember 15, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    So glad you are back and better. This card is just so juicy, love the foam popup and yes I am an addict. Lol, love to add dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergDecember 15, 2012 - 7:54 pm

    Oh, Becca, I am so happy you are back. You were missed for sure!!
    Love this card- it is just the perfect Christmas colors. I am a foam tape addict also – as well as a Spellbinders addict. They go so well together.. the higher the better. Can’t have too much foam tape, glitter or pearls.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 15, 2012 - 8:20 pm

    Oh, what a wonderful card! So colorful, and full of my favorite embellishments! You are magic, Becca! This is a treasure for the happy recipient!!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 15, 2012 - 8:22 pm

    Oh – as for foam tape…yep, I love it. But only one or two layers. As almost all of my cards are mailed, I have to limit myself on the depth of my cards. I rarely put bows on for that reason. A smuhshed bow kind of ruins the effect.ReplyCancel

  • FrancesDecember 15, 2012 - 8:22 pm

    Becca, I am so glad you are back and doing well. Prayers continue to go out to you for a full recovery. We all missed you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. From one of your family members!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ilene AtarianDecember 15, 2012 - 8:29 pm

    Make a card without foam tape?? Impossible!!! Can’t make a card without using foam tape and the post office loves me for it!!! Thank you, Becca, for all your beautiful ideas. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013. Blessings to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Bette HensonDecember 15, 2012 - 9:09 pm


    What a beautiful card to share with us – the verse is amazing and so fitting. Your wonderful attention to design is amazing. Don’t overdo as we would rather have you get cack to normal than too much pushing. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BDecember 15, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the designs and colors of the papers you used, and as always, I love the way you use the Spellbinders dies. I enjoy using foam tape for popping elements on my cards. Take care <3ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 15, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    Beautiful card. Amazing talent! Thanks for sharing. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • EffieDecember 15, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    glad all is well! love the cardReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 15, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Just an absolutely georgous card. I would pop dot it as well as you did. Perhaps the foam tape is a wonderful idea and I would do the same thing! Dimension, dimension, dimension!!!!!
    You take care of yourself ~ no relapses! we just miss you tooooooo much when you are gone!

  • RufusDecember 15, 2012 - 9:55 pm

    Lovely card, Becca. Like that side swirl detail. Foam tape addict…well does buying it in 36 yard rolls count? LOL!!

  • EveleneDecember 15, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    What a great way to get back in the groove with this lovely card. I just love the combination of dies and their pop-up look that gives the card an attractive dimension. Take care, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 15, 2012 - 11:03 pm

    Becca, it is so good to have you back in blog land. . I most certainly enjoy your blog and beautiful work you create. . . I love this card you made, love all the Spellbinder dies you used!!! I have that exact same paper with the red stripes on it, just made two tags in a western theme with it. I love using foam, I just don’t remember to use that much.
    My Christmas vacation from school (work really) is coming up and I can hardly wait to make up my kits from you!!! It shall be a fun break!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Irvin HarrisDecember 15, 2012 - 11:31 pm

    Glad you’re back! Your presence was missed. I’m relatively new to foam tape, but I’m a pop-dots maven! I love the look of raised layers. I am also becoming guiltlessly addicted to Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn dies. Every Spellbinder die you use, I add to my collection. The three you used today are no exception. Ebay, here I come!ReplyCancel

  • Lori mDecember 16, 2012 - 1:23 am

    Beautiful card, all the work you put into each one, makes a nice keepsake for whom ever receives it. Well Wishes and Speedy Recovery along with Happy Holidays.

    Hugs, Lori mReplyCancel

  • Debbie BDecember 16, 2012 - 7:55 am

    I’m really glad to see you are feeling better. Your card is stunning. I hope the person who gets it is well deserving of it.ReplyCancel

  • TerriDecember 16, 2012 - 8:09 am

    I just love your cards and pin them all the time so I can share with my other friends. So inspirational and just darn pretty.ReplyCancel

  • SandraDecember 16, 2012 - 9:21 am

    Becca, Bless you. I have checked everyday for word on how you are. It was wonderful to see that you are back again with another beautiful card and doing well. Our prayers have been answered. Yes stress can give us a lot of trouble. You take care of yourself. We love your work and look forward to you sharing it with us but your health is the most important. You are very loved by all your blog friends. SandraReplyCancel

  • Mary H.December 16, 2012 - 9:32 am

    Beautiful card, and for once I think I might have some papers that you used! Ah, bliss. So happy you’re feeling like crafting again, and hope it continues to get better each day. Enjoy your down time, refresh your soul, rest yourself, do what makes you feel good. Hugs and TFSReplyCancel

  • GerDecember 16, 2012 - 1:53 pm

    This card is so beautiful! Sorry to hear you’ve had an op but so glad you’re well on the mend! Ger xReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 16, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    Good to have you “back in the saddle” Becca! You certainly haven’t lost any of your skills. This lovely card just sings….The sentiment is framed so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieDecember 17, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    Hi Becca, glad to see you back, can’t wait to open and see the beautiful cards you make. Hopefully one day I will be half as good as you are.

    Merry Christmas


  • colleen hDecember 18, 2012 - 6:54 am

    so veryyyy pretty, but all of your cards are. i like remaking them and giving them to my friends and family. I have never received a bad remark on any of yours. YOUR GREAT!!!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterDecember 18, 2012 - 8:48 am

    so good to see you back and doing better, Oh I love layers although I don’t use too many since most of my cards have to go thru the mail, Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 18, 2012 - 11:57 pm

    OH WOW! This card is so pretty! That border die is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 19, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Glad you’re on the mend Becca. I love the colours, striped candy cane paper, and that gorgeous filigree!ReplyCancel