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Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and Quietfire Design - In a Perfect World - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning friends, today is Day of Giving Friday.  I have a new card today and it will ship out to one of you readers, if your name is picked from comments tomorrow.  You can read more about Day of Giving Friday in my FAQ section on the upper menu, scroll down to #11.  I thought it would be great to offer a friendship card for you to keep or give away.  The sentiment is from Quietfire Design – In A Perfect World; I’ll walk you through how it is made below.

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and Quietfire Design - In a Perfect World - www.amazingpapergrace.com

For today’s comment –  When you sit down to craft, what activity brings you the most joy.  (Straightening up? Getting inspired? Sifting through supplies? Other?)

I started out with a 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card base and added a layer matted with gold and cream where I score the cream every 1/4″ for a little bit of texture.  On top of that I layered Spellbinders 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy.  On top of that I layered Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance made into a frame.  I lined the inside of the frame with Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Two.  The flowers are made using Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia and although I used a different die, the technique followed is on my Scrunched Flower Tutorial.

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and Quietfire Design - In a Perfect World - www.amazingpapergrace.com


Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignIn A Perfect World
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth – Natural White, Retired EKS – Putty
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy, Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance, Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio Pearls

post-header-bottomThanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a blessed weekend!


  • Pat BargerAugust 21, 2015 - 11:13 am

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me. Your card today is Gorgeous, with a Capital G. Love the different dies you used to make it. So elegant!
    I’m hoping that posting Comment #1 will be lucky for me!!!!!

    Hugs, PatReplyCancel

  • DeborahAugust 21, 2015 - 11:18 am

    What a gorgeous card! What brings me joy in my craft room is thinking about the person I’m making a card for. The creative process inspires me every time!ReplyCancel

  • Jane BAugust 21, 2015 - 11:19 am

    Hi Becca, A beautiful card today and I love the sentiment! Yes I found a friend across the miles through a mutual hobby.I treasure your friendship very much Becca. What I like most is getting a card made from the materials I have in front of me ,sometimes it takes a long time to get a nice design but I never give up and in the end I succeed .
    Have a nice weekend take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyAugust 21, 2015 - 11:19 am

    Sitting down to a clean desk. Especially if I have something new to create with.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine S.August 21, 2015 - 11:20 am

    Hi Becca
    I love the sentiment on your card, several of my closest friends have moved to another province and I miss seeing them as often as I use to. I do love to keep in touch with them and the wording is perfect for this. I love to listen to music as I work, it helps with my creativity and relaxes me so I would say that listening to music is one of my activities.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKAugust 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

    Hello Becca
    What a wonderful sentiment and a beautiful card !
    I love the way a piece of paper can bring so much joy to the receiver!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.August 21, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Another beautiful offering today, Becca. You are such an inspiration to me. When I sit down to craft I love ALL aspects of it, however, I suppose I find most joy in deciding the design of my card and the supplies I’ll use. I really find pleasure in that. I enjoy sorting through all the fun and lovely papers and dies and deciding which ones are just right. You are a joy to me, Becca. I so admire your beautiful spirit and your amazing talent.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RAugust 21, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Gorgeous card! Using supplies I have and organizing. I find things that I forgot I have or couldn’t find!ReplyCancel

  • christiAugust 21, 2015 - 11:24 am

    I like to have all of the stuff I need organized and within reach so when I start my card I don’t have to hunt it down. some of my stuff is in different rooms. it’s so easy to get distracted so if I stay there I will get more accomplished.

    today’s card is gorgeous. I love that you share them with us.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 21, 2015 - 11:25 am

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie TAugust 21, 2015 - 11:28 am

    I love today’s card and sentiment. As I am preparing to move, I am thinking of all the friends I’ll be leaving and this card would be perfect for them. My joy comes from surfing the web for ideas and your site is my all-time favorite place to find inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • StarAugust 21, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Depends on my mood on any given day. Sometimes just cleaning up my desk is great, other times it is when I have a good idea.ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyAugust 21, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Gorgeous card! I
    like to go through
    my supplies and then
    figure out what I
    can do with what I
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • CarolAugust 21, 2015 - 11:35 am

    Becca, GOR-GEOUS as always!!! I have a friend deserving of that beautiful card! I always try to organize my studio, and when I get in there, I love sifting thru all my goodies, to remember what I have stashed away!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaAugust 21, 2015 - 11:38 am

    I love everything, sifting thru my things, thinking about the person it is for, I even think: What would Becca do? I sooo wish your talent could be contagious. This card is absolutly GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne PhelpsAugust 21, 2015 - 11:39 am

    I love coloring, whether it is watercolor, markers, or colored pencils. I also love color in general and adore building background patterns from various stamps. I find this soothing and meditative, it puts me in the zone! Then I’m left with the mess, not so fun for me, I hate picking up my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieAugust 21, 2015 - 11:41 am

    Another WOW card today, Becca – it’s absolutely stunning! What brings me most joy is bringing everything I have cut out together, to finally complete the card.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • April S.August 21, 2015 - 11:44 am

    LOVE your card!!! I love it when I get a good idea and when it comes together the way I thought it would!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleAugust 21, 2015 - 11:47 am

    Oh Becca, your card is exquisite! Your cards are always beautiful but there is just something about this one I love. May be the 1/4″ score lines or the gold peeking out behind the cream but altogether it is AH-mazing!
    I’m not sure what I like best? The clean desk waiting for the next project, having a new excuse to root through everything? LOL I LOVE it all I guess!ReplyCancel

  • Yo GlennAugust 21, 2015 - 11:47 am

    What a beautiful card and a wonderful statement. It is true, friendship does span the miles, as I still keep in touch with friends from high school, college, etc., who are scattered throughout the world. My favorite part of crafting is that “aha” moment when everything you’ve been fiddling with comes together the way you first imagined it in your mind. Love your inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 21, 2015 - 11:50 am

    Beautiful card. I have a friend in Alaska that I would consider sending this to. It’s so beautiful it might be hard to give away! :) I had to think about it for a minute because my response surprised even me… but I enjoy straightening up. I usually have to start by cleaning up from what I was working on before. :)
    God bless you, Becca! Thank you for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • ruthannAugust 21, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Another beautiful card today. I like to think of the person who I am making the card for and what they mean to me. THAT makes me happy!ReplyCancel

  • DebraAugust 21, 2015 - 11:52 am

    This card is really beautiful and how generous of you to offer it as a prize!
    The most joy I get from crafting is – lately – making a list of items I need to order lol. The other and way more enjoyable is that moment when the card all comes together and you have the thrill of a great card. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Edith DoubleAugust 21, 2015 - 11:52 am

    Good Morning Becca,
    I get joy out of going through the supplies that I have with anticipation as to what I can do with the ones I have forgotten about. I think about ideas that have been out of site, out of mind.
    Thank you for this beautiful reminder to send cards to those we don’t see everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissAugust 21, 2015 - 11:55 am

    Another beautiful creation Becca!
    I have to admit, I like the straightening up before starting a project.My area is never real cluttered, but I like laying fresh paper out, making sure my copic are close by and supply table which sits next to me, is ready for my next project.ReplyCancel

  • Gail D.August 21, 2015 - 11:55 am

    I really think that card is great. I never thought of scoring the card stock as part of a design background! It looks fantastic done like that with all the other pieces put on top of it. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 21, 2015 - 11:58 am

    Awesome creation today! Using the curved border this way was interesting. I would not have thought of that! When I sit down to craft, the activity that brings me the most joy is the final assembly of the item that I have designed in my head using the completed cut layers, die cuts, stamping, and the finishing touches, i.e. pearls, rhinestones, flowers, bow/s, etc. Wishing all a great week-end.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 21, 2015 - 12:05 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the colors and details!
    What brings me the most satisfaction and joy is seeing the finished work.ReplyCancel

  • JudyAugust 21, 2015 - 12:06 pm

    Other than actually making that perfect card cleaning up gives me joy. Even though I never get things actually straightened up, it pleases me to keep trying to reach that goal! I have studied your card today–it is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • LorrayneAugust 21, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    How do you think to score around the edge for more texture. I like the wreath effect around the sentiment, almost like it is a full bouquet of flowers. Straighting does not give me joy. :) , I do like to poke thru all the dies and paper and try to figure out a plan.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettAugust 21, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! I must add that sentiment to my list of “Must Have”.
    I get the most pleasure when I finish a card I’m creating, especially if it’s difficult. Seeing the finished product gives me such a sense of accomplishment.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra LesleyAugust 21, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Gorgeous card. I love sitting down and looking through my backing paper pads…I have to really force myself to use them…and not save them for some thing special…as all my creations are special!ReplyCancel

  • DianeAugust 21, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Lovely card. A poinsettia die? Really? I never would have guessed and I would love to know what inspired you to use it. To answer your question, I think that I love the process starting with a clear space to lay out my supplies. Funny, I never really thought about it.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteAugust 21, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    I love this card! I just purchased the Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance. This card is just in time to give me some inspiration. I love how you form the flowers. When I sit down to craft, I love looking through my stash to see what I want to use for the card. Becca, you never disappoint–every card you make is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.August 21, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    What brings me the most pleasure about making cards is that while I’m creating, I think of the person to whom the card will be sent, and hope they will know that I was thinking of them while making the card. I’m giving not only my ‘craft supplies’, hopefully of my creative abilities, but more importantly, (to me anyway!) my time and my love to make something especially for them, which I hope will brighten their day. TFS such a lovely card…as it always is. God BlessReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingAugust 21, 2015 - 12:26 pm

    Another wow card..love how the scalloped borders make that aperture…stunning.

    Most joy…that is a hard. Am going to be able to get in the studio for the first time in 7 weeks today…oh am I ready! I love getting new stamps, and the attendant toys, like dies, inks if I don’t have them, etc. and creating something new with them. I finally was able to get hold of the bird crazy dies from Tim Holtz yesterday and am going to have some fun with them today…as long as my ankle and leg will hold out. Still on wheels for another three weeks, but getting closer to a little more freedom.

    Of course, finding just the right materials in the stash is always fun, too…and imagining the look on someone’s face when they receive it, or buy it for someone special…that is pretty special and joyous, too. Knowing that some of my passion and love is infused inside…priceless.

    Thanks yet again for a chance to reflect on what it is that we do, and the blessings it brings, Becca. Be blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Sam BurnettAugust 21, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    Lovely card, Becca – you do such beautiful work! What brings me the most joy is creating a card with someone special in mind – the right colors, the right elements, the right “personality” of the card to fit the receiver!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 21, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    Oh, Becca, this card is so beautiful! I love the layers! I love the colors! I love the sentiment showcased so perfectly here. Just so beautiful. Your art sure does inspire me.
    To answer your question (and I will confine my answer to paper crafting) the thing I most enjoy is the surprise and delight I feel when something turns out to look really good – or better than I expected. A certain color combination may hit my eye and delight me, or a combination of die cuts look fantastic together and I am thrilled, etc. That is the really fun part of the creative process for me.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 21, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Love the card colours, die combo and fabulous flowers! I love selecting ribbon and embellishments the most I think. They always seem to change in the making from those I originally envisaged!ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongAugust 21, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! Oh how I LOVE those flowers!!
    Well all of crafting brings me joy even the clean up part. That just means every thing is ready and set for the next go around!
    Thank you for the chance to win one of your cards. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • TerryAugust 21, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Becca, you are one awesome crafter! I’m always waiting to see what your next design will be. You are truly gifted to design. When I sit down to craft, I get the most joy from putting all the craft products together and seeing the finished project.ReplyCancel

  • GreetjeAugust 21, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Hi Becca, what a beautiful gard again. You are amazing.
    I love the “poinsettia’. You have such an incredible creative mind.ReplyCancel

  • KiraAugust 21, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Hi Becca.
    What a lovely card.
    When I go to my craft room to make a card, the thing I like the most is the proces.
    What fits with what, and how do I put the ideas I have on to the card. Often my result is different than my original idea. But I always make something that I like. Because I dont care how long it takes. I keep on going till I like the result.
    Hugs KiraReplyCancel

  • Eliana MichaelsAugust 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Hello Becca, God bless you for inspiring so many of us with your talents and your gracious spirit. when I find time to sit down to create I enjoy creating and gathering elements to put together for my project. I find it satisfying to create the layers, flowers embellishments and see them work together. Your cards are always so full of beautiful, creative elements and I am always encouraged to try new ideas. Thank you. ElianaReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonAugust 21, 2015 - 1:00 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a beautiful card and lovely sentiment. I love to get inspired when crafting, trying out different things with my crafty stash :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingAugust 21, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    When I sit down to craft, I think I get the most joy out of creating a new album. When it is finished, I always love it so much, I struggle with giving it away. But, having said that, I probably get the most relief out of cleaning up my scrap space. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders when my space is nice and clean and everything is put away.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, UKAugust 21, 2015 - 1:06 pm

    Everything about this is just so beautiful! I love it. When I sit down to make a card I love to think about the recipient , their tastes etc and try to imagine how they will feel when they receive it. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • GreetjeAugust 21, 2015 - 1:07 pm

    Hi Becca. Another gorgeous card and lively sentiment. Thank you
    for showing.ReplyCancel

  • CheriAugust 21, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    Beautiful as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 21, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    Hi Becca, Another delightful combination of earlier released dies and thank you for identifying the dies because I’m always surprised by a new look from original use–like the A2 curved borders. Scoring on the cream card stock also adds so much. Basic, but so clever and yielding such fantastic results. Thanks for sharing all of you tips. The greatest joy I get from crafting is coming up with an original theme to match the personality receiving the card and finding just the right sentiment. Some attempts work better than others, but I continue to try. Barbara TReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleAugust 21, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    BEAUTIFUL Becca!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Judy Van AttaAugust 21, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    Your cards are always over the top cute!! I would love to get one just to see in person. God Bless you for sharing with the world. <3ReplyCancel

  • Neva CoyleAugust 21, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    Reading your blog makes me feel like I received this card already. Since following you, I too have lost my husband. Not just the sentiments, but the overall beauty and spirit of your work gives joy to so many.ReplyCancel

  • CaronAugust 21, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    Beautiful card Becca xReplyCancel

  • Sarah HAugust 21, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    You continue to amaze me how you put all the dies together to make such beautiful cards. I have many dies but can’t seem to pull them together like you. When I sit down to craft, I get the most joy from designing the card for that special person who is going to receive it.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BAugust 21, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Another gorgeous card. I think when I sit down in my room what gets me inspired is the supplies that I look at the most. I have so many dies and I get inspired just seeing the different possibilities that exist when using different dies. You are a great inspiration for this and I thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsAugust 21, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    When I sit down to craft, I find the most joy in watching my project come together. It is sometimes quite amazing to see what can come from a pile of “stuff”.ReplyCancel

  • JonnaAugust 21, 2015 - 1:59 pm

    Becca – I have yet to see a card of yours that I didn’t like. Some are more beautiful than others but the others start at a level so much higher than most I have seen that the truly great ones are truly great! Today’s is no exception. I love your composition and color choices. The sentimentd are alwayd the best. You have a wondetful talent.

    Looking for inspiration is probably what gives me the most satisfaction when I go to create anything. Sometimes I have the inkling of an idea and then I look to my supplies to finish it off. I love jewel tone colors and colors that are opposite and another. I get great satisfaction in finding just the right shapes, colors, sizes, and finishing elements to create a piece.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 21, 2015 - 2:06 pm

    Another amazing creation here, that just tickles me.
    I actually love the entire proces of puttting it all together from the very first beginning of planning to the end, where I can sit and enjoy the final result. But it really makes me happy if I can manage to make a card that really fit to perfection to the reciever, then I feel really good about it all.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S.August 21, 2015 - 2:15 pm

    The thing that brings me joy is taking a card for someone and saying a prayer for that person as I work. This card is gorgeous and I love the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • KathieAugust 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    I love to look at many blogs and get ideas using items I have at home, like dies or stamps or even ribbon. Love your card. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.ReplyCancel

  • marylouhAugust 21, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    I love the oval die cut. Very different.
    the flowers are so pretty. the color is wonderful.
    I’d love to have this card come to my house. It would be cherished.

    • marylouhAugust 21, 2015 - 2:26 pm

      My comment for the day – I enjoy starting out with a clean table, filling it up with the things I might want to use to make my greeting card, doing the designing and creating, then cleaning up the mess and starting over again on the next card.
      I am not a neat crafter when I’m working.
      The next highlight is putting the card in the envelope and mailing it.

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 21, 2015 - 2:26 pm

    Once I get the inspiration the thing I enjoy the most is making the card. Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • Carol bAugust 21, 2015 - 2:27 pm

    The scrunched flower technique is great.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasAugust 21, 2015 - 2:29 pm

    My BFF that taught me stamping has move far away. that card says it all… Beautiful, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineeAugust 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    If i was lucky enough to win one of your cards Becca i would keep it love and Treasure it ,Your card is just gorgeous as always .
    I like to get all my stash then look at the co ordinating colors , card, ribbons etc , then think of the style verse and dies .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettAugust 21, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca. I start creating with the person in mind, then find the perfect paper, dies, and sentiment. Bows, pearls, and finishing touches are the last. If the lucky person who is selected to win this card doesn’t want it— just send it my way. I have a perfect place for it. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.August 21, 2015 - 2:37 pm

    My favorite time is when I have gotten inspired and am creating a card…although organizing is a lot of fun too, so you really can’t go wrong. But I have to say that actually being able to MAKE a card is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 21, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    what a stunning card love the colors and the layering. love the Sentiment I know just who I can give this to thanks for the chance to win this Amazing card. I sure would love to have a class with you on how you use the dies and take them apart to make the amazing cards.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SAugust 21, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    What I love to do is to brouse through your blog – I do keep all of them! – for ideas. Some just do not work out for me, but those that do bring a smile of joy to my heart! I adore your creations, you are such an inspiration as a crafter and as a very special lady. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your talents with me.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 21, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    Blessed Friday, Becca,
    As my eyes dance around your card, all the intricate details are such a delight. I noticed you even bring this attention to detail into the display for the photograph – layered doilies!

    When I first started making cards, I planned all the details before I started the card. But now, the creation of a card is like a treasure hunt as I discover the elements that work together and sometimes I find long lost “treasures” in the process. People around me think that I know what will work every time – wrong! That’s why it’s such a joy to complete a project and think, “Wow, that really turned out nice!” Sometimes, it’s as simple as finding the right scrap of paper or a bead in just the right color. Some people travel the earth for this kind of adventure!

    Your influence has definitely rubbed off. I have been working on an inventory of cards to sell and I could see a difference between early cards and ones I’m making now…more distressed edges, more use of beads and increased visual interest through variations of shape and texture. Thank you, Becca!

    Love and blessings,

  • Colleen HowellAugust 21, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    WOW, what a gorgeous card you have made for today. I love the colors and all of the textures. I wish I could put my dies together as good as you, awesome!

    I get inspired by several things, it is not always the same each time. I get excited about new stamps or dies, something I have seen on Pinterest or else where, the person I am making the card or gift for so many different things.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneAugust 21, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Yet another beautiful card! What brings me the greatest joy is having an idea come to a lovely fruition! Not all ideas and/or efforts are successful!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonAugust 21, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    What a beautiful card and love how you used the poinsettia dies.
    When I sit down to craft its nice some times to sort through some things and come up with things I have not used in a while and see what I can come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 21, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Love the flowers, love the ribbon, love the card!
    What gives me the most joy is seeing how blessed I am to have card, dies, stamps, ribbons, ink etc and that I found this wonderful pastime!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • AlisonAugust 21, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Becca I love this card and also the sentiment! When I sit down to make a card I sometimes have an idea of what I want to achieve but at other times I spend ages thinking about it and waste time! Sometimes It depends who the card is for and it is then easy to know what they like! The end result is most often not what was first intended. Thank you for YOUR inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 21, 2015 - 3:30 pm

    WHAT a GORGEOUS CARD Becca! You NEVER let us down! ;) The part of crafting that I enjoy the most, I think is the coloring or the actual process of putting a card together. Sometimes, I get so into it, that I forget EVERYTHING around me! LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KAugust 21, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Your card today is gorgeous. I get a lot of enjoyment by going through my stash and thinking what I can make.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyAugust 21, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    Love your Friendship Spans a Mile card Becca, great saying and love all the layering too!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerAugust 21, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    I love the planning stage. It is so much fun to look through papers, embellishments, and papers with a recipient and occasion in mind, selecting items to bring joy. I always clean and return stamps and dies to their proper places, but it is fun to see a project come to life from an embellishment or a bit of paper left from a previous crafting endeavor. I often wonder if our brains subconsciously plan to use the things left on the desk, because sometimes those ideas are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyAugust 21, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Becca, your card is gorgeous and I love the scrunched flowers. I love to sit in my craft and take the time to be creative. My desk is always neat as I always clean it before I leave my crafting room. Have to be organized and like to be tidy when I craft. I take great joy from thinking about the person I am making the card for and tailor make it just for them.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherAugust 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm

    My kindred spirit friend lives states away. The sentiment on your gorgeous card is fitting.

    When my creation brings joy to the recipient thatReplyCancel

  • NancyRAugust 21, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    Very pretty! It’s almost calming and relaxing to look at it.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkAugust 21, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    I like to organize my supplies, but also to make a card
    for someone special.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 21, 2015 - 4:27 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a true sentiment. Like me some of your readers are oceans away & yet even though we have never actually met, we feel like we know you in person. Like a friend who is coming to visit we get excited about what you are going to share with us next. You always speak with your heart & never disappoint. Another beautiful & inspiration card as always.
    When I sit down to craft I get the most joy over putting my design together. I love the challenge even though somtimes it can be a fail lol I am a bit of a neat freak too, so I guess I also love to straighten up at the end ready to go next time.
    Have a lovely weekend & God Bless xReplyCancel

  • fmgardneAugust 21, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    Getting inspired and straightening up help me craft. This is a beautiful sentiment and combination of colors. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CAugust 21, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    Gorgeous, as always!
    I get the most joy from finishing up and seeing it all come together, then, again later – if I’m fortunate – on seeing the recipient’s face light up!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginAugust 21, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    So pretty and soft looking. What seems to inspire me is believe it or not is organization! While I am putting things away I get some very good ideas, and that brings me joy. Sorry, gone yesterday but that card is telling the truth girl! Blessing, LisaReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunAugust 21, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    I love the way you show us how to use the different dies together as you show on this beautiful card. I enjoy sifting through my supplies to see what I need to make a card. I often forget what I have in dies, folders and papers but when I sift through them it keeps my mind and memory fresh.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 21, 2015 - 4:59 pm

    Your cards never disappoint, Becca! This card is so elegant and could be shared with so many people we all miss. I love that you used the Spellbinders poinsettia die but scrunched it. How creative!

    My special moment of joy during crafting is the moment when I know that I’ve found all the components that express what I want to convey, whether it’s a card or scrapbook layout. I usually start out with an idea but will pull different samples of paper, embossing folders, dies, ink, ribbon, etc. As I pull these items together, there is a time when I know I have found what I want to use to create my project and everything flows from there. Most often, I am extremely happy with the outcome. It’s only when I let myself second guess my choices that I find I will struggle getting a project completed.

    Have a wonderful weekend Becca!ReplyCancel

  • LoisAugust 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    Your card is very beautiful. I have not tried to mix dies and this card shows this off so nicely. The sentiment is meaningful as I also have many friends that have friends that have moved. Thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellAugust 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    Hi Becca, a beautiful card as usual. A good friend is a wonderful thing.
    Rene from OZ xxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.August 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Connie CAugust 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    I have to confess that I’m a “simple” nut, so I like this card because it doesn’t crowd out the message with distractions. Love the oval shape. When I sit down to craft, I like putting the pieces together to make something really meaningful to the recipient. For some reason, serendipity comes to mind – things just come together pretty well “most” of the time. It’s always fun to play with the embellishments, or if I’m doing beadwork, just looking at the many colors and shapes and enjoying their beauty is fun in and of itself.ReplyCancel

  • YvonneAugust 21, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    When I sit down to craft I think the thing that gives me the most satisfaction is actually working on the card/project and watching it transpire into what I wanted to see. I quite often have “writer’s block” but once I get going I love to just keep working away till I can see results. This card is magnificent. It would be perfect for my friend who moved away but I think I would keep it and frame it.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 21, 2015 - 5:39 pm

    Good morning Becca, you just take my breath away!!! Simply gorgeous!!!
    Having an idea in my head and then actually holding the finished card in my hands gives me the most pleasure!!! Then to give it to a friend!!! Happy days!!!
    Not so much the mess I make trying to find the right parts : )!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Terri (terriavidreader) ScottAugust 21, 2015 - 5:46 pm

    Actually, I go through my emails and check for links to blogs and see who has a new video up – and go check it out. That’s inspiring to me. Love seeing all the wonderful projects out there and seeing someone actually make the card, inspires me to try!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacAugust 21, 2015 - 6:04 pm

    Magnificent card Becca and very touching sentiment. I really love the ‘putty’ paper.
    JOY = those times when my fingers just fall on the right dies and inks etc. Quite often selecting those items can be a bit tedious not to mention time consuming!!
    Happy weekend to you.ReplyCancel

  • MildredAugust 21, 2015 - 6:07 pm

    I usually have an idea in mind before I make a card but sometimes when I get out the papers another thought strikes me as I see the colors and patterns. Your cards are unbelievably beautiful and you are so generous to share with us. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmomjmarmo@comcast.netAugust 21, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    Simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtAugust 21, 2015 - 6:18 pm

    Becca: I am enthralled by your card today, so many details makes for such a beautiful card. When I am making a card or scrap booking, the love when thinking about that person just is so much fun and is easy to assemble. And YOU are the reason for many ideas we do when we have a blank moment. Thank you for all the sharing you have done throughout the years for the eye candy you show us.ReplyCancel

  • KrisAugust 21, 2015 - 6:24 pm

    I like to pull out all the supplies I will be needing for my project before I start. I always run across something I forgot I had and then another project is born! Even though you didn’t ask, the worst part is cleaning up after myself…I make such a mess when crafting! Beautiful card today…thanks for your gracious giving.ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 21, 2015 - 6:39 pm

    Another pretty card, when I craft, I would say going threw my stuff, wishing it was all put away…someday hopefully it will get done.. Love your flower, will have to watch that video, love your videos and cards, they are always a breath of fresh air for me. Thanks again for all you do for us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DAugust 21, 2015 - 6:54 pm

    What brings me most pleasure is the completion of the card, but I love the process too, especially if it involves colouring in any medium!!

    Love this card Becca, and I know to whom I would give it should it fly my way – a friend who has stood by me for years, and is always ‘there’ for me.

  • Janet SaievaAugust 21, 2015 - 7:36 pm

    This card is absolutely magnificent. You are brilliant Becca!!! As I go through all of my supplies, I think of the person I’m creating for and what reminds me of them and as the creativity unfolds, so does the joy!ReplyCancel

  • JennieAugust 21, 2015 - 8:00 pm

    Hi Becca: another beautiful creation!! I enjoy the most pulling out all of my goodies n seeing the finished card. Just seeing the finished card makes me a happy clean up camperReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 21, 2015 - 8:03 pm

    Beautiful card! Live the sentiment, it’s perfect.ReplyCancel

  • RufusAugust 21, 2015 - 8:18 pm

    Becca, yesterday’s card was just perfect as is today’s. I’m not sure how you know what sentiments I “need” to see, but these were perfect and timely. You have the BEST sentiment collection! What brings me joy in my studio? Well it’s not cleaning! It’s creating, whether that’s making backgrounds for use later, coloring an image, designing a card…I love to create. If you could see my studio you’d know that cleaning it isn’t at the top of the list, sigh. Thanks for the continued inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 21, 2015 - 8:20 pm

    I find the most joy and satisfaction when I finish a card that I like so much that I don’t want to give it away, even though I know I will! I like to peek at the card for a few days to enjoy it and make sure that I still love it before I send it out. When the card turns out just right and I part ways with it, it helps me to remember that I am giving away a small part of myself and also getting the opportunity to express and share my creative muse.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerAugust 21, 2015 - 8:55 pm

    I love looking at all the beautiful papers looking for the perfect paper to go with all the elements. Another gorgeous card. I’d love to win so I could send to my precious friend of over 50 years. Thanks again for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 21, 2015 - 9:04 pm

    Absolutely stunning card! Love this design!
    Which activity of crafting brings the most joy? A completed project that turned out just like my vision!ReplyCancel

  • RobynAugust 21, 2015 - 9:28 pm

    Thanks yet again for making Quietfire look so wonderful!
    giving indeed!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 21, 2015 - 9:30 pm

    I get really excited and inspired when I see a card I would love to do. Starting with a color I think reflects the recipient and constructing it. More joy when it turns out right.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtAugust 21, 2015 - 9:45 pm

    What a beautiful card. Love the layers & wording.What gives me the most pleasure is working on a card for a special person. Thinking of what they like & just the right colors.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 21, 2015 - 9:58 pm

    Ooh, I love this card!! One of the first things I noticed was the scored paper and how it really added even more dimension to the beautiful die cuts! And I love your scrunched flowers! What brings me the most joy when in my crafty space is using something I’ve bought thinking that I’ll CASE a card or idea and then it ends up something not like that at all. The best part is that I end up loving what I’ve done in spite of the struggles to get to the finished card! Hmm, sounds kind of like life. :)ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYAugust 21, 2015 - 10:04 pm

    Holy, Holy……this card is so elegant. I find pure joy when I’m inspired with a card idea and have all the ingredients readily available to start immediately. Of course this doesn’t happen often but when it does…….Hallelujah!ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsAugust 21, 2015 - 10:48 pm

    Just delightful Becca! Love today’s giveaway card. What I really enjoy is watching the receipent’s face when they open it is what I enjoy most.
    Hope I win this card – favorite!!!!!!!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • BettyAugust 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm

    Really gorgeous card, Becca! For some reason, sifting through my supplies does bring me joy! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Louise RolphAugust 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm

    I think I will have to get that sentiment stamp. I’m an expat Aussie living in Thailand and I’m always making cards from my family and friends and I can see this sentiment on a lot of my cards.
    My favourite thing about sitting down to craft is sifting through my stash and trying to decide what I’m going to use. I usually drag a whole heap of stuff out, create my project then wish I hadn’t dragged so much out when I have to put it all away :-)
    thanks for sharing this beautiful card Becca. Just gorgeous as always.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm

    The most joy comes from thinking how the recipient will respond to the card.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyAugust 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm

    My favorite thing is after getting all the supplies out and die cuts all cut out I turn on my music and create. Lots of fun! Your card is gorgeous as always!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneAugust 22, 2015 - 12:22 am

    This is one of the best layered-die card you’ve ever made–so stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 22, 2015 - 1:23 am

    A beautiful sentiment for someone very special. I love looking right into your cards such a clever construction .ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 22, 2015 - 2:00 am

    Hi Becca, This card is stunning, I love the colours you have used, and those sumptuous petals on the flowers are beautiful.
    When I sit down to craft, I ‘hope’ that I can produce a creation that I will be proud of (I am my own worst critic haha), and if I achieve that goal – then I am a happy girlie.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASAugust 22, 2015 - 2:35 am

    How lovely this card is ! the dies the way you have layered them, the colours,
    the flowers and the thoughtful sentiment which I am sure all of us would have
    many uses for .
    My most joy comes from looking out my craft room window when I sit down,
    at the range of hills close to our home , often Eagles hovering high in
    the sky not a worry to the little birds in the garden going about their daily life.
    How blessed ! it makes for a special space to create.
    Thank you for sharing Becca Have a happy weekend everyone XXXReplyCancel

  • BenteAugust 22, 2015 - 3:39 am

    Such a wonderful card, Becca!
    Sifting through my supplies and also surfing the net for inspiration is what I like most before I start crafting ;))ReplyCancel

  • Annie PenningtonAugust 22, 2015 - 3:46 am

    Gorgeous card. Love the embossing it looks so elegant. x Annie PReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsAugust 22, 2015 - 4:54 am

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, love the sentiment.

    I guess I would have to say straightening up, I spent yesterday sorting all my craft products out, I like to have them in easy reach and know where everything is.

    Have a great weekend

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Janet GoshornAugust 22, 2015 - 4:55 am

    I love to straighten up my craft area almost as much as I love finishing one of the many projects I have scattered around my room. Your card is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasAugust 22, 2015 - 5:28 am

    No way would I give a card of yours away, it would be added to my treasured collection!

    I start with choosing a die from my stash, than the cardstock, bearing in mind the colour scheme I will be aiming for. The dies are always my inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.August 22, 2015 - 5:56 am

    What a beautiful card. I love the soft colors. I like to keep my work area cleared off. I don’t like having a mess around me, but it is hard when you are using so many things.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostAugust 22, 2015 - 9:49 am

    A very lovely card. Stiffing through supplies bring me the most joy. Thanks to you found an ATC carousel. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostAugust 22, 2015 - 9:53 am

      Ooops!! Please correct my misspelling as you read (stiffing should be sifting).ReplyCancel

  • TammieAugust 22, 2015 - 10:48 am

    A clear work table, organized supplies, favorite stamps and dies, and project deadline get me started!ReplyCancel

  • Paula GaleAugust 22, 2015 - 11:24 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca. I wish I could afford every die you ever show us a card made with. I’d perhaps need to re-mortgage though lol!

    Paula from across the pond xxReplyCancel

  • Linda RoyaltyAugust 22, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    You are so good at building a card from many dies. How do you choose what dies to use together? How do you begin a card? From color, paper or die? Or stamp? You have so much detail in each card. I am always amazed. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel