Love Was Born at Christmas

Sweet blog friends, I hope you are primed to have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It is hard to keep thoughts from settling on all the things there are to be grateful for – it’s uplifting to carry those same thoughts throughout the year.  Please know how grateful I am for each of you.  Just recently I was recapping the past couple of years to someone I just met and my blog friends kept rising to the top of the list!!  In the meantime, as we sashay through the holiday season, it was very apparent to me that I don’t have nearly enough hand made cards in my Christmas Card stash.  One card at a time is so managable, so I whittled away at one while I watched my taping of The Voice.  I picked a sweet sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs  from the Chickadee Ornament set.

I was looking for darker tones so once the paper was set, I looked to my ribbon.  So often you all ask the color I’ve used and this time I remember because it’s one of my favorite vintage colors of Hug Snug called Leather Tan.  I paired it up with Spellbinders™ Resplendent Rectangles and Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Five on top of which I stacked Spellbinders™ Floral Ovals and finished up with Spellbinders™  Fancy Tags Two.   Scrounging through the dollar bin at Michael’s yielded the dark red poinsettia.    They say that ‘the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” so my slow walk forward helps me add a simple card to my stash.  I am indeed realizing that if I wait too long – Christmas will be over and done with ;-).  Even though I may not have time to pull everything out, I bit off a small chunk and got done what I could – what about you.  Is there anything that holds you back from crafting?  I hope the coming days find you taking care of the moments that bring you a small victory of accomplishment!

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Chickadee Ornament
Paper: Kraft Paper, Bazzill, Coredinations, K & Co.
Ink: Amuse French Roast, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders™ Floral Ovals, Spellbinders™  Fancy Tags Two, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls, Michael’s Poinsettia, Trim

In the meantime, eat up, enjoy family, and give thanks!  In the mean time, I’m sending you a big ‘ole hug!!

  • Linda LucasNovember 22, 2012 - 1:53 am

    Wow Becca – this is divine – love all of the layers and that perfect sentiment. You have such a beautiful gift my friend! Happy Thanks Giving to you – we have so much to be grateful for! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • zetk@November 22, 2012 - 2:17 am

    Yours card are Amaizing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaNovember 22, 2012 - 2:32 am

    Becca, I just love your cards. I am a card maker from Singapore and I think your cards are so beautiful. They really inspire me to create beautiful cards as well. As you say, I have not been crafting for the past couple of weeks. Too many things to attend to and not enough inspiration I guess. I am still short of Christmas cards and really must get going but there are so many lovely dies and stamps out there just calling my name and I get distracted from the actual work of creation. God Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropNovember 22, 2012 - 2:34 am

    Beautiful Becca. I am usually way ahead in the Christmas card game but this year I’ve barely made a dent! I have decided to take a folding table upstairs into the lounge tonight, together with my Grand Calibur, and start doing some diecutting. I reckon I could get quite a few cut out and also be a bit of company for John instead of shutting myself away in my craft room. Somehow the days are just so busy!!! Happy Thanksgiving! Christine xxReplyCancel

  • TeresaNovember 22, 2012 - 3:21 am

    Beautiful Card Becca. Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • FrancineNovember 22, 2012 - 4:18 am

    It is so true! Nice card. Happy thanks giving to you and your family.
    Francine from Montreal.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.November 22, 2012 - 4:43 am

    Gorgeous card, I really like the sentiment (do you know the song of the same name?) and the classic colours you have chosen. Love from me in South Australia.ReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerNovember 22, 2012 - 4:53 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Becca. We all are very thankful for you and all that you share with us. Enjoy this wonderful holdiay as we all count our blessings. We are heading to Michigan to spend the day with our daughter and family. That in itself is a true blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Patti WilleyNovember 22, 2012 - 5:59 am

    Love was born at Christmas, what a beautiful sentiment because the Lord is Love! Your card is beautiful! Even tough I enjoy making cards, they tend to be All Occasion, so when a Birthday arrives or the need for Sympathy I’m not prepared! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work Becca! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoNovember 22, 2012 - 6:00 am

    Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family . Thanks also for another beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • lizNovember 22, 2012 - 6:10 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca , it’s been such a blessing to follow you on your journey , you are such a blessing , Thanks for another great card, I wish I had more time to craft , I had it all planed out but then a blessing of a grandson came into our lives last year (14 months ) and here we sit waiting for the next one , the guys are hoping not today of course his mommy say’s if it’s today you can eat Turkey tomorrow. May you have a wonderful HolidayReplyCancel

  • colleen hNovember 22, 2012 - 6:36 am

    As usual you have created a beautiful card, I love your site and come often so that I do not miss any of your creations. I am always reproducing your cards and giving them to my family or friends, and I always end up making some for them for them to give to people, I always make sure I let them know who you are and where to go. I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving, I will be happy and sad my mother passed away last year the day after Thanksgiving from cancer we were home with her but she had already gone into her coma ( a blessing for her, no pain) so she was with us but not with us. I am going to try to remember her and all the love she gave us and try to be happy for her. I am thankful for the remainder of my family, lots of happy memories to you and all of your followers.ReplyCancel

  • NancyNovember 22, 2012 - 6:49 am

    Thanks for sharing you great talent with all of us. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!ReplyCancel

  • June MetcalfeNovember 22, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Another of your cards for me to drool over! And each and every one of us is grateful for you, too.ReplyCancel

  • CaroleNovember 22, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Another beatiful card!! Thank you. I, for one, count you as one of the blessings that God has placed in my life. Your kind spirit and sharing heart have often arrived in my mail box with just what I needed, just when it was needed. Thank you. I hope there is happiness and joy in your day today. Don’t stress out over Christmas – God didn’t. It was given to give us comfort and joy.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia RNovember 22, 2012 - 7:31 am

    Another beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your self with us. I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • JeanetteNovember 22, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Hi Becca! Once again you have created a very beautiful card for a special lucky someone to recieve and treasure. I want to thank you for all the lovely ideas, cards and beautiful thoughts you have shared from your heart throughout this year. God bless you today as we celebrate this beautiful Thanksgiving holiday and go into another season of celebrating God’s beautiful love at Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • piabauNovember 22, 2012 - 8:33 am

    wauuw so wonderful card
    hugs PiaReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterNovember 22, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Gorgeous creation, your layering of the dies is just lovely and great colors, pretty ribbon treatment and flower!
    Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 22, 2012 - 9:06 am

    Thanksgiving blessing to you, Becca and your family. Hope you are all together for the Holiday!
    It is quite unusual when you do a card and I have all the dies for it, but I DO for this one. My collection keeps growing thanks to you my dear!!LOL This is truly a beautiful card and I love the colors you used. Very inspiring to all of us cardmakers. Bless You and yours!!

  • MelanieNovember 22, 2012 - 9:25 am

    what a beautiful card and a stunning bow whish my bows turned out like yours got your bow maker but they never turn out like yours .I too don`t seem to be able to get on this time last year all my cards was made also some candle gifts ,but with my hubby not well don`t seem to be able to craft >melanieReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownNovember 22, 2012 - 9:32 am

    May you be Blessed today on Thanksgiving! What a beautiful card, your color choices are so pretty. I so just love your blog, I feel Blessed every post I read and your inspirations always inspire me and make me do some thinking, heart felt thinking. For that I thank you. I haven’t even started Christmas cards yet, always say I’ll be done making them by Oct. ha ha ha. Guess I’m a last minute person on this.
    Hope you are surround by love, family and friends on this special day of giving Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • ava gNovember 22, 2012 - 9:37 am

    Another beauty to behold…
    ava gReplyCancel

  • Kathy BNovember 22, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I, too, love the sentiment you chose. Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving – you have been a blessing and inspiration for me :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 22, 2012 - 11:36 am

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING BECCA!!!!!!!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!LOVE the darker tones!!!!!!!!!! They seem SO RICH!!!!!!!! PERFECT for Christs’ Birthday! The birthday of a KING!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.November 22, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    A beauty, to be sure. You set yourself a high scale to have to top every day, somehow you manage to do it!! Many blessings back upon you, as your inspiration to your blogfollowing is so huge. I hope the coming days will be as filled with all good things as are possible for you Becca. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. HugsReplyCancel

  • GerryNovember 22, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Beautiful card and sentiment. My crafting buddies are coming over tomorrow (no, we don’t shop on “Black Friday”) to make a dent in our Christmas cards. Wishing you the happiest Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • GitteNovember 22, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • RufusNovember 22, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Becca! Another gorgeous card, but then all of yours are. Hope you can take the time to slow down and enjoy the day.

  • ChelseaNovember 22, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dear One. One of the things I’m thankful for is YOU!! You have been such an inspiration to me! You are beyond generous with sharing your art. I have learned so much from you. Thank you!! I also am blessed by your loving, Godly character revealed in your posts. God is so good to have let our paths cross (thanks to Nan B also for directing me to your blog…)
    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 22, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving Becca. I am thankful for your talents and your kindness in sharing them with the world at large!ReplyCancel

  • JanNovember 22, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Your card is so beautiful, Becca. Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your surgery – and a wonderful Christmas with your family. I’ll be looking forward to your return to blogging. I hope to get some of your fantastic new kits made this winter.ReplyCancel

  • GinetteNovember 22, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    You are amazing Becca,I always hope have a e-mail from you and your creation there so beautiful and I very grateful.
    Have a great thanks giving and a Hapinness Christmas and a healty New Year. Have a great life Becca.
    Ginette from Shawinigan in Québec.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria C.November 22, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Becca… I just want to THANK you for inspiring me…I love your site, and wish I knew you in person…what a beautiful person you are and I am so thankful for all the women that I have made in the crafting world the last 1 1/2 yr I have been on the computer, since I was disabled…It has opened a new whole world for me, and I am so happy…well I gotta run…a nap is calling after all the good food my daughter made this years.. Thank YOU again Becca, YOU are a blessing….Blessings to you and yours, victoria, Westminster, Colorado….ReplyCancel

  • Lois DeRooNovember 23, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Best wishes for a good surgery. Prayers and love.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kirste CampbellNovember 23, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    LOVE these colors!! Beautiful layers!

    Hope your holiday was lovely, Becca! Our home is still full of family. What a wonderful time it’s been!

    Warm holiday hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelNovember 23, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Dear Dear Becca, you are so right, yesterday was a day of reflecting. So many good things and so many good people have come into my life through this little screen and I am most greatful for that.. It gives me comfort and helps me when I am down and helps me learn new things and you are one of the best ones who always teach me new ways of doing things but also ways to look at life in a different light. You share you downs and ups and makes us all feel better for them. For that I thank you and am so grateful that I can call you my screen pal. I am so thankful God sent me to you or vise versa. Just thank you for being you. And this card today is really a wonderful, beautiful colorful card. Keep them coming!
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaNovember 23, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Becca…the colors in this are just so elegant! I love your beautiful holiday flower, too. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 23, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • PatSNovember 23, 2012 - 11:57 pm

    Becca, I miss seeing all your card designs. It seems you are posting less ad less and I wanted you to know, I for one, am missing you and all your fabulous designs.This one is over the top, love the color and the use of the stripe paper.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 24, 2012 - 8:39 am

    I hope today finds you feeling as good as you can. I am praying for you and I know God answers prayer! Stay warm and surrounded by family and enjoy time with friends and family.ReplyCancel

  • Meg GuerrantNovember 24, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    Becca, another beautiful card with such a meaningful sentiment.I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for sharing your tremendous talent.ReplyCancel

  • mary marshNovember 24, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    This is such a beautiful card Becca-I love the very regal colors you used on this card-perfect for your sentimentReplyCancel

  • KelleyNovember 25, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    Great colors! So pretty!!!ReplyCancel