Sing As If No One Is Listening

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Sing As If No One Is Listening and Spellbinders Vintage Brocade -
Good morning friends.  You know that I’m mainly a sentiment stamper.  Yes, I have my times when I love to color but for the most part, the way words are put together really resonate with me and I think they also resonate with those that receive our cards.  It always seems that when you are in the middle of a trial or a celebration, that different groups of words come into focus and have more meaning than during other times.  These are my words today :-)  I have to remind myself to be me and it doesn’t matter what song someone is singing over there – sing your song and be proud to sing it. So I share those words with you too – sing your own song and don’t let anyone make you feel bad for doing it.  The joy is in the song, the joy is in what it means to you, the joy is in how it makes you feel when you sing it.  Sing your song.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Sing As If No One Is Listening and Spellbinders Vintage Brocade (close-up) -
Thank goodness for my sweet friend Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design who penned this quote so that on days like today, we could stamp it; it is from The Words Would Be Very Silent set.  This was one of those stamping sessions where everything clicked, I had the right dies to do exactly what I wanted to do.  I used A Gilded Life –  Baby Buntings as a base to build upon and then added A Gilded Life – Vintage Brocade.  One of my all time favorites is Spellbinders Postage Stamps that I made into a frame using Spellbinders Classic Squares LG.  Those sweet birds are from the In’spire line, Spellbinders Birds on a Wire.
Card Size 7-1/2″ x  5-1/2″

Stamps: Quietfire Design The Words Would Be Very Silent
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb Smooth (Cover) – Natural White,  My Minds Eye – Lost and Found 2 – Colorbok
Ink:  Fresh Ink – Chocolate, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, A Gilded Life –  Baby BuntingsA Gilded Life – Vintage Brocade, Spellbinders Postage Stamps, Spellbinders Birds on a Wire
Accessories:   May Arts Silk Ribbon, Buttonpost-header-bottomRemember sing your song – for if you don’t who will?  See you soon friends!


  • MyraJune 23, 2015 - 10:24 am

    Hi Brenda,
    Beautiful card and I’m afraid that sentiment really resonated with me today !
    My husband often sings too, at full volume! Singing is very good for you!!
    You’ve made me smile today , thank you!
    Love Myra xxReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropJune 23, 2015 - 10:39 am

    Super card Becca and great for me. I sing nonstop!!! Fortunately I can hold a tune … lol! I love this stamp set too. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 23, 2015 - 10:49 am

    Lovely card and sentiment. I am thinking you most probably have a very good singing voice as musicality and creativity often go hand in hand you have so much creativity perhaps you sound like an opera singer?! I used to sing alot in my youth but not much now. Not in public anyway! Tad rusty these days and when I do, hubby says stop that racket, but then he is tone deaf!ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneJune 23, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Thank you Becca! I needed this reminder today!! <3 Sometimes it's a struggle being the different little birdie.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.June 23, 2015 - 10:58 am

    All I can say to your first paragraph is: “Amen, sister!” :) So true! I have the Birds on a Wire die and love what you’ve done with it! Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MarshJune 23, 2015 - 11:20 am

    such a beutiful card Becca-and thanks for an idea to use the birds on a wire dieReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 23, 2015 - 11:28 am

    What a lovely card to match the lovely sentiment! I also appreciate your musings on singing our own song. Its very important, isn’t it. Thanks, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KJune 23, 2015 - 11:59 am

    This is awesome. I love how you used the bird die.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 23, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is beautiful, and the sentiment is lovely.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 23, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    As usual you´ve just made such an awesome creation here Becca. Just gorgeous work as usual hun and sooo beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane CiurlaJune 23, 2015 - 12:46 pm

    What a perfect card for my choir director! I always try to make a music related card for his birthday, and now (thanks to you) I have an inspirational lead. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJune 23, 2015 - 1:44 pm

    Hello Becca
    I always have problems with the Brocade Dies they never seem to cut in the right places!
    Your card today is wonderful and cut perfectly!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 23, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    Beautiful sentiment and card. Some people are really blessed with beautiful vocals. I, on the other hand am not, but I do love to sing. What a happy feeling it gives. Praise the Lord that He doesn’t care if we are on key or not.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 23, 2015 - 3:12 pm

    Such a cute card, Becca! Makes me laugh though as when I hear a song on the car radio, I start to sing and usually my hubbie reaches over and turns it off!! LOL I can take a hint!
    He knows though that I do sing my own song!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 23, 2015 - 5:40 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card and I so love the sentiment. Was having a good sing a long to some of my fave songs today whilst preparing the tea, made the chore of peeling the veg so much more enjoyable! :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothJune 23, 2015 - 6:04 pm

    Sometimes I get very lonely singing my song as my journey in this life has been one of tragedies starting at the age of 6. But those are stories for ones who really care about me. You have made a very lovely card. I love your work so much that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to your work only. I have not done that for anyone else that I follow in the Card making industry. I am inspired by your willingness to be vulnerable and your loving heart. I know your journey has not been one of ease and I think that is part of what attracts me to your work as you always speak your heart. Anyway, may God bless you as much as you have blessed me this day.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Miller TasJune 23, 2015 - 7:51 pm

    Hi Becca a card that is very different I love it who does not love birds!
    My hubby sings to our grandson he says Poppy Bill don’t sing it hurts my ears good job poppy has a good sense of humour lol.
    What a lovely comment from Karen ! A lovely way with words take care XXXReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 24, 2015 - 1:14 am

    Good morning Becca, singing is good for your soul!! I love it and do it all the time!!!
    It makes me happy!!! I love birds but not on cards or indoors but that’s just me!!!
    Your design is gorgeous as usual!!!
    Keep singing!!!
    Have a good one everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 24, 2015 - 3:39 am

    Morning Becca, This card is absolutely gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 24, 2015 - 5:34 am

    Hi Becca,

    Wow, how beautiful is this, love the sentiment and I love the birds on the wire, love how you have added just one Red bird, really makes them stand out. Just gorgeous. That vintage brocade die is so stunning, have not seen it before but will have to look into getting this lol!

    Have a great day

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • KathyJune 24, 2015 - 6:22 am

    So meaningful and interesting. The contrast really of the muted colors against the little Ed bird is brilliant. The Quietfire sentiments are so lovely and the extra flourish in the stamp adds another dimension. Of course, I am so glad you use Spellbinders! Because of you and your designs I have learned how to use my Spellbinders! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 24, 2015 - 7:58 am

    Very good words to live by for one’s peace. There were many times in my life, especially during school years, that I had to remind myself of similar words: “To thine ownself, be true” written by William Shakesspeare. Wishing you a great week.ReplyCancel

  • kay mcbriddJune 24, 2015 - 10:30 am

    Beautiful card and saying. the birds on a wire add a special touch.

  • Sandi SmithJune 24, 2015 - 9:07 pm

    I love this sweet card. You always inspire and this card doesn’t disappoint. I love the sentiment. I’m missing my Dad so much and the sentiment reminded me of him. He loved to sing and new the words to so many songs. I especially loved the old gospel songs he used to sing. He went to be with Jesus two years next month. Wish I could hear him sing again but will have to wait to see him in Heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 25, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Well your card is singing beautifully to me :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel