Time to Make Merry

Dear Blog Friends, I hope you are ready for Christmas!!  Me?  Sadly no, lots left to do and quite a few deadlines looming but I thought I would take a second to post a card that I worked on during my downtime.  Ugh, decisions – I went through three versions of the background and reverted to the simplest – duh!  Anyways, while I’m busy on other things, thought I’d go ahead and post. :-)

Waltzingmouse Stamps had a fabulous, fabulous release this month and I couldn’t participate but it didn’t keep me from eventually getting this Ornate Ornaments set inky.  The set has matching stamps for Spellbinders™ 2012 Heirloom Ornaments and Spellbinders™ 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die templates, so I used both of those on my card.  I used Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals SM to cut frame openings in each of the ornaments  then seated my pearl pic and bow in the center.  I love the sweet little sentiment – I don’t have this one anywhere in my stash.  After cutting it out with Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags, I glued it to the center of the bow with linen thread.  The background is Spellbinders™ Ornamental Iron (Side A).  Lol, through all my trials with changing up the background, I found a new one – new to me at any rate.  Hope to have a card with that soon :-)

StampsWaltzingmouse Stamps – Ornate Ornaments
Paper: The Paper Company
Ink: Amuse – French Roast
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ 2012 Heirloom Ornaments, Spellbinders™ 2010 Heirloom OrnamentsSpellbinders™ Classic Ovals SM, Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags, Spellbinders™ Ornamental Iron (Side A), Organza Ribbon, Maya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Darice Pearls, Recollections Flat Pearls

Happy crafting friends!  See you soon!!

  • Diana NguyenDecember 19, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous and elegant as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from NZDecember 19, 2012 - 2:55 pm


  • Becky GreenDecember 19, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! :) Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Where is everyone??? They must all be getting ready for Christmas! :) HOPE you have a WONDERFULLY MERRY CHRISTMAS with those you love!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 19, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Another really gorgeous creation here Becca. You are just amazing girl.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BDecember 19, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    Beautiful!! I had great intentions of having things done ahead of time…not gonna happen! Lol. Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 19, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    From one of your faithful, love the gold looks so rich and of course the bow and the pick! You just have such a way! Love it.

  • YvonneDecember 19, 2012 - 3:20 pm

    Your cards always make me merry, always a treat to view your gorgeous work :)ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 19, 2012 - 3:30 pm


  • LageneDecember 19, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Beautiful card!!! Gorgeous dimentional ornamentReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceDecember 19, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Beautiful and all of the last ones have been great!! Have a wonderful holiday and I hope you get to see the kids.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 19, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    You’ve been on a creative roll the last few days and we’re the lucky beneficiaries. This card is so lovely. It’s the ribbon/bow and ornament, I think. Anyway, I think it’s masterful. Thx a bunch.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessDecember 19, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Another beauty! Where do you get all these idea? Wish I could come up with as many as you do. They’re great. EdnaReplyCancel

  • yvonne tuneDecember 19, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Hi Becca
    just want to let you know I am thinking of you this Christmas
    thank you for all your inspiration throughout the year,
    god Bless Yvonne xxReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyDecember 19, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    Becca, You are so talented. You can make one embosser look so different just by changing the placement of pearls, the color, and the paper. I envy your talent. You have said you have had some health issues and I pray for you every day but I am asking for additional blessings for you this Christmas. God bless you and thank you for sharing your talent with us. GeorgiaReplyCancel

  • AnnieDecember 19, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    You’re surrounded with love and prayers girl!! Thanks for sharing your God given talent with all of us. Another beautiful creation!!
    So you have to mail most of your cards in boxes…….simple envelopes would not do for a Becca card! Merry Christmas Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 19, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    Beautiful! So Christmas-y and elegant!! I love how you embellished the background with the pearls. That adds so much to the card. Thanks for the inspiration, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • deniceDecember 19, 2012 - 6:34 pm

    This is a beautiful card….. I hope you are feeling better and better every day. God bless my friend….. DeniceReplyCancel

  • Jackie LokkenDecember 19, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    WOW! Love this and Merry Christmas to you and your family…Glad that you are back doing what you love and that makes many of us HAPPY.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 19, 2012 - 7:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing your talents with us followers. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and keeping you close in thought and prayers. Unable to do my Christmas cards this year….seemed so strange to have to buy them. Becca, even your cards you call simple are still elegant! God bless.ReplyCancel

  • DeeDecember 19, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    Like your use of a color that is not traditional Christmas color.
    How do you do those perfect bows!
    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • JaneyDecember 19, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    I’m always impressed with how you use non-typical stamping things to pull your cards together. I love the pearls and the jewelry ‘thingy’ on the stick-pin. Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 19, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    WOW !!! Talk about beautiful. Your pin is absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 20, 2012 - 12:09 am

    Love that Ornamental iron background and that pin in the ornament is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaDecember 20, 2012 - 12:24 am

    This is stunning.. Love the embossing and pearls and that ornament is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy McDecember 20, 2012 - 3:16 am

    Becca, this card is truly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all and blessings to you and your family this Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • AnnieDecember 20, 2012 - 3:28 am

    Gorgeous, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • AgnieszkaDecember 20, 2012 - 3:32 am

    Fantastic and elegant card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda LucasDecember 20, 2012 - 4:10 am

    Wow – I love this monochromatic card – such beautiful details Becca – the embossing adds so much! Your stick pin is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 20, 2012 - 5:04 am

    This is so stunning, Becca! It just sings…the beautiful stick pin, the ribbon, the perfectly stamped ornament…and I love the dry embossing, too. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHDecember 20, 2012 - 5:57 am

    What a cracking card.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 20, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I just finished my cookies & coffee cakes. Now I need to deliver them. I still need to clean the house. I am very excited for Christmas because this year my daughter is coming in & my nephew in the Air Force & his family will be coming in. A good christmas for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramDecember 20, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    My eye was immediately drawn to the background. It’s really amazing!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterDecember 21, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Wow, such great dimension and love the pin going through, very cool!ReplyCancel

  • EileenDecember 21, 2012 - 8:36 am

    So beautiful, so elegant! Gorgeous!!!!!

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • LorettaDecember 22, 2012 - 10:03 pm

    What a lovely card! It’s unique and shows off your many talents. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • NoelleDecember 23, 2012 - 9:45 am

    I love the ornament and pin. Victorian. Love it.ReplyCancel