Psst . . . You’ll Want to Know About This Opportunity

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using New Spellbinders - A Gilded Life Belgian Lace
Good morning my sweet crafty friends!  There’s an opportunity out there that you need to know about . . . the only thing that is missing is you :-)  Have I piqued your curiosity? Well, let me tell you that last year I packed my bags and headed to Pasadena, California for 4 days of pampering at a luxurious hotel and 4 days of back to back artsy classes.  I made so many friends, ate heavenly food, took in the sights and we all received so many gifts that I had to send them home – too many to carry!  My children knew it was an event I dreamed of attending so they paid my way :-)

What I’m talking about is Spellbound 3!
It’s an elegant vintage craft retreat hosted by Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray of A Gilded Life.  Shea and Debbie debuted a new line of dies and jewelry findings this year with Spellbinders (a major sponsor of the event).  

Where do you fit in?
You have a chance to win a trip, registration and accommodations to Spellbound 3 this November and you get to bring a companion!!!  Get yourself over to this link for ——> the “Official Rules”!   You all make fabulous projects –  this is a chance for you to strut your stuff like I know you can; it’s really your opportunity to shine.   I’m encouraging you to step out and I’d love to see one of my sweet blog friends win this!!

Magic in the Air
The card that I’m showing above is one I created with dies from A Gilded Life – this one is Belgian Lace.  I can hardly believe that almost a year has gone by since my adventure at Spellbound last year – the one take away I had was the feeling of magic and awe that danced in the air – it was so present you could reach up and swirl it.  Wide eyes coupled with oohs and aahs began on day one and were still there on the last day – akin to the wonder a little kid experiences on Christmas (except we were all grown folks, lol).   So who goes to an event like that? I was amazed, it was full of women and some men that simply have crafty souls . . .  they were people just like you and me.  Some of them had never done crafts, some had crafted all their lives, some were moms that wanted to pamper themselves, some were friends who just wanted to get away together; all skill levels, all walks of life, all parts of the country – all that’s missing is you :-)

Could you possibly dream this?  Might you try?  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog and leave a comment on the post – lets start a flood of encouragement!  By the way I found a wonderful prayer that I pinned to my pinterest board yesterday – you can see it HERE – it’s my prayer for you today :-)

P.S.  Do you have questions?  Be sure you email them to



  • MaryannAugust 1, 2014 - 2:02 am

    Oh yeah I have seen this contest, but as the prize is only within the US states, it would be way too expensive to have to fly all the way from here over there, no matter how much I would have loved to get there. It sure would be a dream come true, but not doable on healtretirement pay, that´s for sure, but I cross my fingers, for those who can, that´s for sure.
    So I´ll do with enjoying your gorgeous work here on the blog instead and that is also always a biiig pleasure, that´s for sure. I love your work, and this one is totally amazing Becca. Soooo gorgeous and elegant with the gold and cream colors. I absolutely LOVE it.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead and I hope, you´ll have a fantastic time at the fair in November. I would really have loved to meet you in person, that´s for sure.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieGAugust 1, 2014 - 2:25 am

    Beautiful card! I love the vintage look and this one is so elegant. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 1, 2014 - 2:38 am

    Oh my Becca ,todays card is just so beautiful .
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • LaceladyAugust 1, 2014 - 4:19 am

    I’d love to win a prize like that but I live in Ireland, so I’ll have to check the rules as I doubt if covers overseas people. Card is beautiful, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenAugust 1, 2014 - 4:52 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Your card, and the competition prize takes my breath away. BUT like Maryann this excludes us in the UK, especially on a small pension, but I wish everyone who enters good luck – and I’m not jealous, promise!!!
    I think the break away has been especially good for you.
    My prayer for you is “May God protect and guard you – and your family – and may His blessing shine upon you” xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 1, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Great card and sentiment – in UK so not poss – not sure I am ready to enter such a comp even if it did cover the UK! Sounds good fun though.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsAugust 1, 2014 - 6:06 am

    Amazing card Becca.

    Great opportunity for someone, good luck to those who enter.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Gladys Michelle HardnettAugust 1, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Thank you Becca for having such a heart for people. You inspire me everyday with your thoughtfulness and the joy you take in living. I read the prayer and read it again to absorb it into my Spirit.

    Stay exclusively Blessed by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! You make a difference in people’s lives!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WAugust 1, 2014 - 8:17 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseAugust 1, 2014 - 8:54 am

    Gorgeous card, just gorgeous. However you forgot one thing…the recipe. I loved the prayer…prayers, especially the letters to God from children…too funny. Thank you for sharing, sometimes we need a little lift.ReplyCancel

  • sherry gardnerAugust 1, 2014 - 9:55 am

    beautiful card. I love the sentiment. Where is the sentiment from.ReplyCancel

  • MyraAugust 1, 2014 - 10:09 am

    Hi Becca, beautiful card, as ever! Again, as one of your British followers the Competition does not apply , however, I do hope that everyone who goes has a wonderful time.
    Popped over to read the prayer too. Lovely and very thought provoking.
    Thank you for sharing the card and the prayer.
    God Bless,

  • CynthiaAugust 1, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Beautiful card and sentiment! I also enjoyed the prayer you posted, yesterday. I posted it to my “His Grace is Enough” board. Joy to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 1, 2014 - 11:36 am

    What a beautiful card!! I have that die and haven’t done much with it (any sort of lace is difficult for me to resist…) This gives me a great idea on how to use this die at the next level. Thank you!
    Thank you for the lovely prayer, also. What beautiful, rich words. You are a very special lady and I thank God for YOU!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonAugust 1, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca, and I would so love to be able to go. I just love spellbinders and I think I own almost all of them. I just need to get busy and use them more, finding time is hard. I figured at my age everything would slow down, but my life just gets busier and busier. I may just try this. TFS



  • Mrs BAugust 1, 2014 - 12:49 pm

    Hi Becca. Love your pretty card today : )
    Like Maryann I wouldn’t be able to afford the air fare from the UK if I were lucky enough to win, but Good Luck to Everyone that does enter.
    I would love to get to meet you, but who knows? maybe we will one day : ) Take careReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)August 1, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Beautiful elegant card Becca. Really love this one. As I live way down on the other side of the world this counts me out too, but good luck to everyone entering.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 1, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    Absolutely sumptuous! Fab, fab, fab!!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkAugust 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    Beautiful card and thanks for the information on the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm

    sigh! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:DReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunAugust 2, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Sounds like a true dream that comes to life. I hope whoever wins enjoys each moment for the rest of us. My health will not allow me to travel, so how I long for online parties like that. Take good care, enjoy all your wonderful blessings. And thank you for sharing! Much aloha to you ?ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 3, 2014 - 7:13 am

    wow, this is amazing! I just got this die and must try it out :)ReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    Lovely card Becca, I love the way you tie your bows beautifully as always x x xReplyCancel

  • Debbie RaganAugust 5, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Hi! Can you please tell me where you got the stamp that says ‘Everyday comes bearing its gifts, untie the ribbons.?
    I have that saying on my wall and want it to be one of my signature statements on my cards!