The Best Thing I Ever Did and Weekly Inspiration

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers - see full supply list at
Hi there sweet friends, I think this past three weeks is the longest I’ve ever been away from blogging.  We’ll needless to say there is always enough going on behind the scenes in my life and add onto that a little bit of travel and a little bit of hurricane.  Thankfully I am in an area that was not hit bad, but my travels took me to Orlando and Jacksonville, that were not as fortunate.  Please say a prayer for people who have to rebuild – this kind of thing turns life upside down and a kind thought and word goes a long way.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers - see full supply list at
As you all know, crafting is a part of my every day therapy and self care and it’s also a job.  I craft from my heart and what resonates with me most is the trial or triumph that I seem to be going through at the time.  I’m resilient, positive and optimistic and when I meet a disappointment or challenge, I think it through from every angle.  This new Quietfire Design sentiment found it’s way into my hands today, I didn’t know when I would have call to use it and now I know.  I’ve learned that the first step in having other people believe in you is for you to believe in yourself.  This stamp is such an excellent reminder and to even pass it on to another, you are giving them to power to take that step.  Isn’t it positive?

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers - see full supply list at
My card today is a simple card made using the Filigree Bookmark; I’ve simply folded the top edge down, added a sentiment using Hemstitch Rectangles and little flowers using Cinch and Go Flowers 1.  Not all cards are given away.  Sometimes I like to sit them on my desk to inspire me or to remind me how lovely life is.  This brought a little sunshine to my day and I’m sure I will make and send out cards with this powerful statement.  Maybe, just maybe it will be at the precise time someone needs to hear these words.  :-)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers - see full supply list at
Over the last three weeks the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team have been creating beauty.  I’m so tickled to share some of their creations below.WR-Supplies

Stamps:  Quietfire Design – The Best Thing
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers IPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, Satin Ribbon

All of the dies the ladies used below belong to my Graceful Borders Collection seen here.

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Joanna used both the Bella Claire Border from my Venise Lace Collection and Graceful Damask Border from Graceful Borders Collection.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a fabulous day!


Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 20, 2017 - 1:28 am

    I love the sentiment in your card . It’s a beautiful reminder on a lovely creation. Each project included today is inspirational.

    My heart breaks for those affected by the hurricanes. I lost everything when my daughter was a baby due to Hurricane Agness back in 1972. We were so close to a dyke that broke, we had 43 feet of water that destroyed everything. Continuing to keep everyone in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileySeptember 20, 2017 - 2:03 am

    What a beautiful sentiment and perfect for when those niggling tiny doubts enter our minds, should I, shouldn’t I?
    A lovely card and I’m looking forward to using the Hemstitch Rectangles that have just arrived. I think Cinch and Go flowers need to be next.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonSeptember 20, 2017 - 2:13 am

    Hi Becca, what a beautiful card greeted me when I landed once again on your blog. The sentiment is so true for many occasions and the little flowers are just right! Your usual inspiration Thank youReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)September 20, 2017 - 3:43 am

    Oh what a joy to open up your blog today and see your wonderful, inspiring card and the offerings of the design team.
    I have been wondering how you had fared with Irma and am glad to know that you escaped relatively lightly. The scenes of devastation dominated our screens last week, especially those of the islands. I cannot imagine the hardships faced by so many in clearing and re-building and the costs involved. My prayers go out to all.
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • PamTASSeptember 20, 2017 - 5:01 am

    Hi Becca, Happy to see you back and learn you did not get toooo
    much drama with the hurricane (I was worried ) Missed you on your blog .
    God bless all the the people who are suffering everywhere they
    are in our thoughts often .
    Love your card today pretty in blue I have the dies must give it a go
    all but the BOW !!! maybe I need to BELIEVE IN MYSELF HA HA
    Thank you and your creative team for sharing your beautiful work
    hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapSeptember 20, 2017 - 5:37 am

    Hi Becca,
    I was actually thinking of you this morning & wandering that it had been a while since I saw anything from your blog. I am happy that you are safe & well. My heart & prayers go out to all affected.
    I need to make a card like this for me. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 20, 2017 - 6:31 am

    your card is gorgeous. the sentiment is so appropriate. I also love the cards the design team has made. they seemed to reach a new level of awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Chris R.September 20, 2017 - 6:50 am

    Love love love this card. Missed you. Glad you made it thru Irma.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 20, 2017 - 7:35 am

    Lovely cards offered for us today. I needed the inspiration today. So sorry you had to deal with hurricane Irma. So glad the effects for your location were not bad. My prayers go out to those in Florida and Texas after the two hurricanes that did such deviatation. You have been missed. So glad you are back.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezSeptember 20, 2017 - 8:16 am

    So beautiful, thanks so much for sharing such wonderful and encouraging words!
    Glad all is well on the home front.
    Prayers for those affected.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 20, 2017 - 8:20 am

    Yay, you’re back! I totally LOVE the blue color on your beautiful card!! You rally have an amazing design team—all their cards are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • WendySeptember 20, 2017 - 8:27 am

    Hi Becca it is always a joy to receive your blog and to see the beautiful cards that you and your talented team create, you are all very inspirational.
    I am so pleased to hear that you missed the worst of the hurricane, but our thoughts are with those not so lucky.
    Wendy xReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 20, 2017 - 9:06 am

    So glad to hear that you are ok, my heart goes out to all, so many people have been hit by quite the blow, it’s amazing what lessons we learn when going through trials.
    All the creations are just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonSeptember 20, 2017 - 10:09 am

    What a beautiful card, Becca! That blue – periwinkle? – is fabulous! Also, thank you to your Team for their beautiful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 20, 2017 - 10:17 am

    Becca, your card is SO ELEGANT & just BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the dies you’ve used & the blue! ;) This sentiment is true! When you believe in yourself, others notice & are then drawn to you. It’s like the saying, you have to get comfortable with yourself, before you can find the right mate. GORGEOUS WORK!!! Off to visit your team!;)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 20, 2017 - 12:31 pm

    Good morning Becca, so glad your back : ) you’ve been missed and in my prayers.
    We were in Florida when hurricane Andrew hit and it was scary.
    Your card is divine and I love everything about it!!!
    The cards the team have done are gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • the kardladySeptember 20, 2017 - 1:20 pm

    Missed you Becca! Glad you’re back. Love the new card posted and pinned it and a few of the others. I’ve been working on Christmas cards recently and wondered if you do any holiday cards. Thanks to you and the team for sharing your talents with us! Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 20, 2017 - 9:52 pm

    Oh my, these are ALL gorgeous cards, such amazing telent! Please oh please keep on inspiring me?ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossSeptember 21, 2017 - 8:59 am

    I was so worried when you hadn’t posted for a while! I was in Florida on vacation and had been there only 3 days when I had to help my two sisters prep for Hurricane Irma. I then evacuated with one sister to Georgia where I found myself in one of two of the hardest hit areas from Tropical Storm Irma! I’m from Michigan and am sooo glad to be back home where we only have to worry about blizzards during the winter!
    Glad you are in good health and safe!ReplyCancel

  • LynneSeptember 21, 2017 - 1:31 pm

    Becca, are there any plans in the future for a set of 5×7 hemstitch rectangles for those of us who make the larger cards?
    I absolutely love this set, but would also love to have a set that works better for 5×7 and 6×8 cards.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SørflatenSeptember 22, 2017 - 11:59 am

    Your card is gorgeous, Becca, and you have used a wonderful sentiment!
    Beautiful cards from the rest of the design team as well, so much inspiration to find :))ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenSeptember 26, 2017 - 10:50 am

    Hello Becca,
    How lovely to see you back, and what gorgeous cards from the team. They certainly showcase your dies to perfection. Your card, with the beautiful stamp, will be the inspiration that someone lacking confidence needs.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel