Today’s Dream

Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A2 Scallop Borders - Wordsworth -
She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.  Kobi Yamada   Doesn’t that just make you take in a breath of fresh air and know that all is good in the world? Always on the look out for inspiration, it can be found everywhere.  I’m a lover of scripture and a lover of inspirational quotes – they are something that can make the day turn on a dime and put a skip in your step.   This upbeat quote comes straight from one of my Pinterest boards – gotta love that, I’m always discovering something totally awesome there that makes me smile.  Speaking of smiling,  I wanted to pop in today and let you know that this week I’m going to have some blog candy – you’ll be tickled when you see what it is.  In the meantime another very feminine card, because you know I’m just in that kind of mood.

Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A2 Scallop Borders - Wordsworth -

I set up the layers using Spellbinders® Matting Basics B and topped it off with a border cut from Spellbinders® A2 Scallop Border One.   The pretty filigree square is made using Spellbinders® Ornate Squares and it perfectly frames the sentiment I chose from Life Affirming, a set from Wordsworth.  It says Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
So to recap the layers I used, I started with a card base 7-1/8″ x 5-1/8″, foam tape (optional), green matting layer cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics B measuring 6-5/8″ x 4-5/8″,  white layer 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, foam tape (optional), pink matting layer 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, design paper layer cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics B measuring 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″, A2 Scallop Border One.  Attache ribbons and sentiment on appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Life Affirming
Craft Paper: Amuse – Pistaschio, ByDigital – Romantic Paper Roses, Georgia Pacific – White, EK Success Pink Viburnum
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders® Matting Basics B Spellbinders® A2 Scallop Border One, Spellbinders® Ornate SquaresMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections 
Pearls, doily, ribbon flower,  Becca’s Bow Maker Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Earlier today I received an email from one of our friends here, a reader from Oklahoma asking for prayers for her state.  Jana you got it!!  The voice of one joins many – we’ll all keep you and your neighbors covered :-)

  • JoAnn B.May 21, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    Gorgeous card. Love all the details. Saying prayers for all those in Oklahoma.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderMay 21, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Becca, What a great card. Fabulous as always! Looks like I will be adding some Spellbinders to my stash. Prayers for the Oklahoma people to remain strong and to get much help in their road to recovery.ReplyCancel

  • JoyMay 21, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    Beautiful card! Yes, Jana, we will be praying for your state and those who have lost loved ones.ReplyCancel

  • caroleMay 21, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    Beautiful card! My heart goes out to everyone effected by the storms raging across our country. They are included in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Linda FitzgeraldMay 21, 2013 - 9:00 pm

    I am so pleased you are posting your card “recipes” so that your followers have more information on how you have assembled your beautiful cards. I have one of yours I won for being among the first few to buy your Bowmaker, and I constantly show it off to my friends LOL. As I live in Australia it is such a joy to see these in person!ReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 21, 2013 - 9:09 pm

    Gorgeous card!!!ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaMay 21, 2013 - 9:21 pm

    This is a beautiful card and I love your feminine style! Oklahoma is in my thoughts and prayers also. I have watched it today with tears and prayers and admiration for all the people who protected and are helping in every way they can!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneMay 21, 2013 - 9:24 pm

    Becca, you just don’t know how happy I am every time I see an update on your blog with your fabulous creations. This card is one that any receiver would treasure. Oklahoma will definitely be on top of my prayer list.ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsMay 21, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all Okie’s who have suffered so much. God Bless you all. We took up a collection at a meeting I was at today to send to the victims of these awful storms.
    On the lighter brighter side, your card is precious Becca. So very, very dainty! Just love that A2 scalloped border, just got it and haven’t put it into use yet but so very soon!!

  • Rosy NewlunMay 21, 2013 - 10:05 pm

    Looks so much like a garden and trellis or wedding dress in a garden. It’s so beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 21, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    Becca – I find so much inspiration in your wonderful creations. They are so lovely and I feel blessed that you share your work and how to recreate them. You are an obvious a woman of Godly inspiration.

    I am praying for everyone in Oklahoma who are suffering as well as those in Shawnee, Texas last week. Having lost every possession in a natural disaster as a young mother many years ago, my heart aches for their losses.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KMay 21, 2013 - 11:00 pm

    wow Becca, this is gorgeous. Love the design and colors.ReplyCancel

  • Linda J.W.May 21, 2013 - 11:02 pm

    Gorgeous card as alwaysReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 21, 2013 - 11:33 pm

    Lovely – liking the use of the ornate square – so pretty. Headline news coverage here in the UK yesterday of the tornado in Oklahoma – couldn’t believe my eyes at some of the images – must have been dreadful for those concerned – best wishes to all those affected obviously.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 22, 2013 - 12:29 am

    I hope all of your fans in Oklahoma will be encouraged to read about all of us keeping them in our prayers. I know they all have lots to think about right now other than card making. But at some point when they have a chance to come back online and catch up on your blog, as they read about how we are all praying for them I do hope they will find some joy and encouragement to bless them in this terrible time.
    Thanks for your continued blessing through the beauty you bring to the world of paper arts, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Antonieta PerezMay 22, 2013 - 12:57 am

    I just want to tell you that I enjoy your cards. You inspire me. I want to ask you if you know a trick to use the spellbinders. I just got one of the spellbinders set, but my cuttlebug doesn’t cut all the way. I’ll appreciate if you can answer me back!
    God bless you.

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKMay 22, 2013 - 1:38 am

    Like you I love to use a verse of scripture or an inspirational quote on my cards. Love that backing paper. You really are an inspiration to me! Christine.xReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 22, 2013 - 1:55 am

    WAUW this is soo beautiful Becca, I really love the stunning, romantic look here, and I too am a huge fan of sayings, and always think, there´s a lot of truth in most of them. Every detail in this card is so wellmade and perfect and it all looks sooo amazing. You are such a gifted talent Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JayneMay 22, 2013 - 3:19 am

    It appears that your country is hit by more than it’s fair share of destructive weather and my heart goes out everytime the dreadful news is shown on TV in the UK.
    The prayers of us all are with everyone in Oklahoma.
    On a lighter note I am so glad you’re including a ‘recipe list’ for us less abled mortals !!!ReplyCancel

  • EllenMay 22, 2013 - 3:27 am

    Woooow…this is sooo beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Paper ProfusionMay 22, 2013 - 3:52 am

    So so beautiful Becca! Nicola xReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 22, 2013 - 4:40 am

    The pictures of the huge devastation and the news of lives lost, sit heavily with us. The only consolation is that there wasn’t greater loss of life. Joining the prayers of many……
    Your card and sentiment, Becca, are so pertinent for Oaklahoma. We dare pray for and dream of their better tomorrows – and roses blooming once more in green lands.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Angie BrownMay 22, 2013 - 5:02 am

    Another stunning card Becca, I always get excited when you have made something new. Love the way you have wrapped the Border around the bottom of the card. What a fabulous idea !! Have a great day :)ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 22, 2013 - 5:43 am

    I really like this card it sings to me thanks for sharing ,its a shame your kits stopped .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenMay 22, 2013 - 6:35 am

    Another beauty – always love how fresh and beautiful your cards are.ReplyCancel

  • mollieMay 22, 2013 - 6:52 am

    oh Becca you ve done it again what a lovely card xReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 22, 2013 - 7:08 am

    Love it, so goreouse!! You continue to amaze me, but don’t stop I need your inspiration. Thank you for all of your cards, God has given you a gift that you have generously sharing with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamMay 22, 2013 - 8:05 am

    Beautiful card! I have that die and didn’t know what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMay 22, 2013 - 8:44 am

    Beautiful card. Praying for Oklahoma and our country.ReplyCancel

  • ConnieMay 22, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Beautiful card, as always, but I really want to thank you for the Pinterest link. I have quotes such as these posted all over my desk at work, and am always looking for new ones. Blessings to you, Becca, each and every day!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

    Wow! What a lovely card and sentiment, all done in the Becca style. Fabulous!

    Thinking of all the folks who have been in harms way with the nasty weather and sending positive thoughts their way. May they be spared further suffering.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CMay 22, 2013 - 10:17 am

    I look every day to see if you have sent some new inspiration our way. Thanks for sharing your wonderful, creative talent. Love the card as always.
    I too, join you in remembering our neighbors in Oklahoma. We can not imagine how difficult their circumstances are right now. We need to cover them with our prayers as they start to pick up the pieces and regroup!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 22, 2013 - 10:41 am

    Total gorgeousness! Love it….The colors are spectacular. I love that Scalloped border. Just gorgeous all the way around. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • NadineMay 22, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Wow i just bought that ornate square , amazing how pretty it looks. What a great job you did xxx thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 22, 2013 - 11:57 am

    BOY, isn’t THAT RIGHT!!!!!! We’ve got EVERYONE in Oklahoma COVERED!!!!!! I see the news & just want to cry! It’s UNBELIEVABLE what has happened! The DEVESTATION….!!!!! I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE going through all that!!!!!!!! GOD IS GOOD & He IS WITH YOU ALL there!!!!!!!!!! :)

    BEAUTIFUL CARD BECCA!!!!!!!!! :) YES, VERY FEMININE!!!!!!! :) LOVE IT!!!!!!!!:) (Digital paper?) :)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 22, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Hi Becca, Truly stunning card, I love the romantic roses paper, and love the scalloped border and amazing squares die-cuts, but the sentiment is so beautiful and so poignant. I absolutely love girlie cards.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMay 22, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    Beautiful card.Love all the parts to it.We have been praying for OK, A church in the our area is working with a church in that area so we are collecting supplies for them.ReplyCancel

  • Mau xxMay 22, 2013 - 5:52 pm

    This is so pretty Becca, I love the paper and that scallop is beautiful.
    We are praying for Oklahoma here on the other side of the pond.
    ” Where two or more are Gathered I am in the midst”

    All our love and daily prayers go out to them all.
    Huge Hugs Mau xxReplyCancel

  • Diana G. StewartMay 22, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    Hi Becca, This is just a lovely card…made by a lovely lady.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.May 22, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    This card is awesome. You are such an inspiration. Praying for Oklahoma. Thanks for sharing this card. Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Lori AMay 22, 2013 - 10:08 pm

    Oh so pretty Becca!!! LOVE this so much ?ReplyCancel

  • JoAnnMay 23, 2013 - 1:32 am

    I wish you would go on u-tube and make some of these cards so I can learn how you do it. They are always beautiful!!!! I want to learn. PleaseReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterMay 23, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Beautiful, just love the that border die with the framing!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferMay 24, 2013 - 11:38 am

    What a beautiful project, gorgeousReplyCancel

  • JenniferMay 24, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful project, I love it !ReplyCancel

  • Sue AshtonMay 26, 2013 - 9:44 pm

    This is so pretty, you are such an inspiration :)

  • JeannieMay 27, 2013 - 6:58 am

    So pretty!! Love it.ReplyCancel