Thank You!

Hello there!!  I do have a card but first I have a quote to share.  I normally put them up in the revolving quotes box on my blog, and I don’t think this one has made it out of my quote journal yet.  I’m inspired by this and I hope you are too.  To me it means, you never know what good things are around the corner…   

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.  (E.M. Forester)

So on to my card.  Every month a member of the  Magnolia-licous DT hosts a sketch challenge, and this month I developed the sketch.  I hope you’ll play along by linking your entry at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.  Yep, there are prizes involved.  Here is the sketch.


I turned mine so that I could run ribbon vertically instead of horizontally.  Then I used this sweet little flower girl called Romantic Tilda which you can order or waitlist at Magnolia-licious.  I colored her with Copic Markers and dug into my stash of Basic Grey Wisteria for all the sweet lavender (a color I find hard to use).  It’s so muted in this case that it’s easy to match it with other papers in the stack.  I edged the corner pieces with the scallop from Spellbinders™ Scalloped Edged Frame and embellished one of the corners with the companion pieces from the Spellbinders™ Renaissance Hearts Pendant.  I used one of my many rub-ons with the Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags die for the sentiment along the bottom.


Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Magnolia-licious – Romantic Tilda
Paper: Basic Grey – Wisteria, GP White Cardstock
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Scalloped Edged Frame, Spellbinders™ Renaissance Hearts Pendant, Spellbinders™ Fancy Tags, Ribbon, Pearls, Embellished Straight Pins

See you soon!!

  • christiMay 5, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    i just love the layers and the multiple use of spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • chrisdMay 5, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    I just love the quote.. Life sometimes has events which take a sudden or unexpected turn… and eventually turn out for the best. Thanks so much for sharing it. The card is lovely and I’m crazy about the Renaissance Hearts pendant detail. The Tilda is so sweet. Hugs from Michigan!ReplyCancel

  • Peggie WilkinsMay 5, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. Colored so sweetly and love the spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • Barb HardemanMay 5, 2010 - 7:17 pm

    Oh Becca! As always your card is juse exquisite! Your coloring is gorgeous and your use of the Spellbinders dies is out of this world. I just love your work so much…wish I could do as well!

  • Gloria WestermanMay 5, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    Again so lovely…..your finishing touch are remarkable…..ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraMay 5, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Wow I love the card and the sketch!!

    The quote is very thought provoking. Many times we are disappointed because things in life don’t turn out as “we” planned only to find the journey we were forced to take was exactly what we needed.ReplyCancel

  • kraftychicMay 5, 2010 - 7:21 pm

    Becca, Your card is beautiful as always! Tilda is just too precious! Love how you added bling to the ribbon and the heart pendant! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMay 5, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    A beautiful card! Your choice of coloring is superb, embellishments blow me away.
    Love your sketch challenge. TFS. God bless and have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Marion (Australia)May 5, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Hi Becca!

    The blue you used around Tilda really makes her pop. I love it and I love the sketch. One I am going to do.
    your colouring is beautiful and that ribbon is such a pretty colour.
    The quote is very good. How true.
    Hugs MarionReplyCancel

  • DebraKMay 5, 2010 - 7:28 pm

    ‘Love the hatpins (where do you get them?); love the white flower with the blue center; love the way you sponged the blue background–do you cut out another copy of the stamp, or wing it? Very cute card and colors!ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelMay 5, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Beautiful card Becca.. love your coloring and the ribbon with the pins inserted into it.. brings out the bow.. the papers are so gorgeous and blend so well.. and a great border.. Just a perfect card..
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • RufusMay 5, 2010 - 7:48 pm

    Def. love the quote! So very, very true. This is a sweet card, with another beautiful Becca bow!

  • CindyMay 5, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    Becca – this is beautiful. I love the little touches of white – the loops at the top look like curtains…cute. And I really like your quote – what a great one to live by!ReplyCancel

  • CabioMay 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    Your Tilda is so sweet and the coloring is so delightful!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration :o) I did up a card for this sketch challenge, but just never get around to post it. Maybe I will try to post it tonight or tomorrow.

  • Candy MillsMay 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    Oh Becca – your card is wonderful! Beautiful colouring – great use of your Spellbinders. Your bow as always is perfect and I love the pins you have put through it :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 5, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    Gorgeous coloring, Becca–I love how you did the blue behind her!ReplyCancel

  • Patti JoMay 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    Great quote, TFS! Your Tilda is beautiful! Love how you did the background, really adds dimension! Loved working with this sketch too! Another masterpiece!ReplyCancel

  • CheriMay 5, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    Ah Becca, was this quote intended for me?? Going through a little bit of difficulty right now, so I guess you really do have to let go of the life we planned!

  • AlbertaMay 5, 2010 - 8:57 pm


    All your creations are so beautifully done. Just wished that I had a small portion of your talents.ReplyCancel

  • MickieMay 5, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    Aww Becca, that is just too precious, love your coloring and the use of the spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • EdnaMay 5, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    This card is so pretty. I love the Tilda stamps. Each one is cuter than the next. Great job. Love the color choices too. EdnaReplyCancel

  • LeonieMay 5, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Gorgeous card, Miss Tilda is looking so pretty and that huge bow is just to die for!! Love it all
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs LeonieReplyCancel

  • SueMay 5, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Beautiful Becca, as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.May 5, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    What a true statement, Becca! Not always easy to do, but a good thing to accomplish!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 5, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Soooooooooooo gorgeous card Becca. I´m just already totally in love with this little cutie, and your example don´t make it less, tat´s for sure. Your card is just wonderful. WAUW I just wish, I could color something like this??? You´re amazing. Wonderful worl like always dear friend. I love it. And your quoteis soo true too.
    Biiiig hugs MaryannReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 5, 2010 - 11:17 pm

    This is gorgeous..Love the paper and your bows are always so perfect.ReplyCancel

  • VeltaMay 5, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    This is exquisite to say the least! The added embellishments just add to the beautiful coloring and design!ReplyCancel

  • Susan GMay 6, 2010 - 12:01 am

    the card is lovely (I still do not own of these darlings)

    but I love the quote…
    I had this great plan for the rest of our lives as a family in the late 90’s:
    Hubby is 19 years older than I, I knew eventually he would need to retire, and I would have to find a way to make up for his missing salary. I went back to college, got my degree in health care (BS in Diagnostic imaging) My specialty is MRI…it took me 1.5 years after graduating to find a F/T MRI position, most places wanted you to have experience (to me all the hours of clinicals–should count for some experience) I hate when jobs say that, how are you supposed to get the experience if you are never hired to get any? anyway A hospital in Philadelphia said they had now issue hiring me. (I went to college in Philly as well) This was a 2 hour commute (during commuter hours) I told myself my foot is in the door, and I would look for something closer to home, when I had a year under my belt. Well, God answered my prayers, at pretty much the exact year mark( 30 days short) I found the perfect job for me, you had to go to both campuses of the Hospital the one was only 30 minutes away, the other was more like 45-50. but it was also in the same area my husband worked. (this was 2003) (did I say hubby had 2 heart attacks 5 days apart and double bypass surgery in 2001–while I was only working per diem xray) so this was such an answered prayer. Well…best laid plans…in 2005 I was severely injured on the job, and was disabled. My poor husband still has to work. He is 69 in not the best health (diabetes with complications—including heart disease, and diabetic retinopathy…so his vision is going) I am now depressed due to the “LOSS” of my life, job, career…the doctors all say this is normal, and just try to move past it, and not dwell on what was supposed to be…but that is easier said than done, when it affects others. The hubby can not retire til we are out from under this house and mortgage.

    I love your quote, and I am going to copy it and print it out, and hang it somewhere I can see it every day, to try to give me hope, that God has another plan for me and us.

    Thanks, SusanReplyCancel

  • Paola LeviMay 6, 2010 - 12:07 am

    STUNNING!!!! Becca you have done a fine job on your coloring and all the little added elements that bring your card together are just beautiful!

  • Joyce HessenMay 6, 2010 - 12:11 am

    Dear Becca
    Your Tilda card is gorgeous — I just love it.
    I dont have all the magic goodies that you use — but try to think and use that is the same look — maybe one day I will win the Lotto ! Yea
    Have a great weekend.
    Best Wishes Joyce from SAReplyCancel

  • NancyMay 6, 2010 - 2:21 am

    Becca your card is gorgeous and I love the layout that you have designed! Love your use of the Spellbinder dies! Your coloring is fabulous as it is always.

  • Glenda BrooksMay 6, 2010 - 3:11 am

    Gorgeous! But I never expected anything less!ReplyCancel

  • emilyMay 6, 2010 - 3:39 am

    Becca, as always your card is so pretty! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing! ;o)ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMay 6, 2010 - 4:40 am

    Becca, First I have to say I love the quote, and the composition is just gorgeous. Great sketch. I love your choice of colors and of course Tilda is so sweet. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • AnneMay 6, 2010 - 4:51 am

    Thanks for that quote, Becca. I know just the person to pass it on to!

    Love the card too. but then I always love your cards…

    oh and your boxes….

    oh and your bows….

    oh and your Becca Bits….

    oh and your blog….

    oh and your amazing grace :o)

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • GloriaMay 6, 2010 - 4:55 am

    Just Beautiful Becca! Love your card, sketch and quote!ReplyCancel

  • Dieke PolstraMay 6, 2010 - 5:18 am

    Hi Becca,

    You’ve done such a great job on this card!
    I love your colors, especcially the blue around Tilda.

    Love, Dieke Polstra.ReplyCancel

  • peggy biggsMay 6, 2010 - 5:49 am

    Love your quote and will pass it on to a friend too! thanks.
    Your card is simply BEAUTIFUL! The colors, corners, and your ribbon accents are wonderful! TFS…..

  • Jocelyn G.May 6, 2010 - 7:19 am

    Love the quote and the card! Beautiful as always!ReplyCancel

  • MeglineMay 6, 2010 - 8:39 am

    Very cute card.
    Hugs, LineReplyCancel

  • LeanneMay 6, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Your card is gorgeous and I love that quote – thank you for sharing.

    Leanne xxReplyCancel

  • Lisa AMay 6, 2010 - 10:14 am

    love your card! That dp is gorgeous and I love the way you colored Tilda (she is one of my favs!)

    hugs, Lisa AReplyCancel

  • Terre FryMay 6, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Becca, this card is just beautiful, you always belss us with such beautiful creations. hugs TerreReplyCancel

  • Mindy BaxterMay 6, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Becca this is gorgeous! I love your coloring it’s so perfect and all the different punches and dies. Wow, amazing card. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 6, 2010 - 11:00 am

    Great sketch, like the corner treatments and such a sweet image!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.May 6, 2010 - 11:02 am

    This is really very cute!! I love how you colored her hair – so realistic, and the beautiful dp! tfsReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyMay 6, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Beautiful quote… thanks for sharing that!

    As always, gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonMay 6, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    Gorgeous coloring, so adorable image, fantastic bow and embellies : ) Becca, do you cut out the tag part (where it says Thank You) by hand? I’m having a hard time getting mine to look nice…

    Love and hugs ~

  • Deebi27May 6, 2010 - 7:54 pm

    Becca, your colors are so subtle, but they pack such a tender punch! That “periwinkle” color is a favorite of mine. So subtle just perfect! I am going to tie a Becca bow on my next project…with wire!ReplyCancel

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  • DianeMay 7, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    Such a pretty creation. And I love your coloring.


  • Connie SmithMay 25, 2010 - 12:35 am

    Such a darling card… but I cannot find the “Romantic Tilda” stamp anywhere ? Is it not for sale yet?ReplyCancel

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