Turning The Corner

Sweet blog friends, the fog of Christmas dinner has worn off and we’re turning the corner!  Reality hits as it is three days from the beginning of a new year!!  I really got caught up in Holiday cards quite late but wait until you see how far ahead of the game I am today – Mothers Day!!  I have a soft, feminine card to share – it makes me want to have several to share around.  You just know that I could never deny pink so I wallowed in my comfort zone today.  In fact, that will be one of my New Year’s resolutions – that it’s okay to make your own heart sing by doing the things you really enjoy!! This past month has found me being very kind to myself – beating myself up has stopped.  I’d encourage the same thing for you in the coming year – life is short.

I chose a pink ink and pearls to showcase this sweetly feminine background stamp called Elegant Damask Background from JustRite Papercrafts — it’s truly so stunning that I dare not cover it up!  I cut the background using Spellbinders™ Labels Eight which I framed with Spellbinders™ Decorative Labels Eight.  The sentiment from the Hugs and Kisses Sentiments set spans the card horizontally framed by Spellbinders™ French Frills.  I do like depth on my cards so I cut tiny pieces of foam tape to lift up the frame made with Decorative Labels Eight.   Lastly, an easy bow tied with the Bow Maker and embellished with a pearl and crystal and corsage pin make it undoubtedly girly!

By the way, ‘everything’ on the JustRite Papercrafts site is 25% off, just in case you want to get a jump on Valentines Day and Mothers Day or like me, you have a couple of gift cards from the holidays to satisfy your stamping wish list :-)

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsElegant Damask Background, Hugs and Kisses Sentiments
Paper: Amuse Blush, The Paper Company – Cream White
Ink: Amuse – Blush, Bubblegum
AccessoriesSpellbinders™ Labels EightSpellbinders™ Decorative Labels Eight, Spellbinders™ French Frills , Want2Scrap – Finesse Swirls Pearls, Maya Road Triple Pearl Pic, Pearl, Crystal, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Half Pearl Stickers, Bow Maker

I’m so optimistic for you and me for the coming year!!  Hugs friends – you really make me smile!!

  • Patricia HuberDecember 28, 2012 - 11:48 am

    I love this card! I especially like your comment about being kind to yourself. I have a year membership to your club and am looking forward to some PINK cards. lol Have a joyous New Year.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808December 28, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Absolutely stunning card! Is it an A2 size?ReplyCancel

  • JeanneDecember 28, 2012 - 11:51 am

    Becca, this card is sooooooooo beautiful! Love the soft feminine look. I like your advice for the New Year. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Linda W.December 28, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Gorgeous card as always Becca !!!! Wishing you a blessed New Year.

  • AnnieDecember 28, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca!I wish I had half of your collection of dies and ribbons alone, not to mention all the pretty papers you use. Happy New Year to you! I look forward to another year following your wonderful blog.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 28, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Such a sweet lovely pink card. I love the damask bacground that goes well with the decorative labels eight frame. Pink cards always delight me. Thanks Becca, have a joyous year ahead of you!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaDecember 28, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Gorgeous ! Your cards, Becca, are the most beautiful I have ever seen!

    Wishing you all the best in 2013!

    The best is yet to be!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RDecember 28, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    This card is beautiful! I love the lacy look of it. Thanks for all the inspiration you have shared this past year. Looking forward to the new one!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 28, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    Wow – how totally feminine! I just love pink so this card made me joyus!! Another great masterpiece, Becca!! Hope you have a delightful New Year!

  • DebraDecember 28, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    Beautiful card as always! Great thoughts for the new year.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 28, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    How delightfully feminine! A card any lady would swoon over. As always, you put the ‘amazing’ in Amazing Paper Grace. Bell well. Be happy. Lastly be nice to self. You are the only self you’ve got. It’s good to everyone else. Be good to it. It’s deserving.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MayoDecember 28, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    girli, girli, girli, love it and pink is my favorite color. All of your cards are fab.ReplyCancel

  • VivaceDecember 28, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Love the pink! Happy, happy color. I love the encouragement to stop beating up on ourselves. I need to follow that advice! Thanks so much! Yet another beautiful Becca creation.ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 28, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    So gorgeous and feminine Becca! I totally agree with your remarks about treating ourselves with the kindness we would show our loved ones.ReplyCancel

  • Fran LDecember 28, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    Gorgeous card, as always! The pink makes me smile. I hope you have a glorious new year. My best wishes to you always.

  • RebekkaDecember 28, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    So pretty in Pink! Have a wonderful new year ..ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtDecember 28, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous and more Gorgeous! {HUGS} to you- Have a Blessed and SAFE New Year! You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • CaroleDecember 28, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    So happy to see pastels again! I can never resist making one of your pink cards! I hope the New Year brings you peace and happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisDecember 28, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Love, love,love it! Pinks are soooo feminine and you really know how to make them zing. Thanks for sharing and giving me the incentive to get an early start on upcoming holidays and events. Today I am working on January birthday cards. Hugs and contented healing from a retired surgical ICU RN!ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunDecember 28, 2012 - 2:06 pm

    I love seeing your creations – you in-SPIRE me <3ReplyCancel

  • AliciaDecember 28, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHH No I don’t even have my Christmas cards done for a after Christmas get together and you have MOTHERS DAY done!!!! Well this can either make me feel like a loser or give me a kick in the Rump that I can get ahead with my card making this year. I choose the kick in the rump thanks for the kick (ouch!)ReplyCancel

  • AnjaDecember 28, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Wauw…..verry nice and lovelyReplyCancel

  • AntiqueladyplayingwithpaperDecember 28, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Another gorgeous card. Love the pink, always reminds me of icing.

    I was late posting on your bookmark and was wondering if you could
    please share how you made the tassel with its little topper on it.?ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 28, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    GORGEOUS BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE the pink & YES! You CAN indulge yourself!!!!!!!!! ( I love pink too!) :) LOOOOOOOOOOOVE all the little elements of your card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanDecember 28, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    So beautiful. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 28, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    You must always follow your heart…
    Love your pink card!

  • EileenDecember 28, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    That is sooooo pretty, so feminine.

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • HettieDecember 28, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    This is really a pretty card. I love being good to myself, so I’ve decided to make a card a month “just for me from me”. You’re such an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CindyDecember 28, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    I’m at awe for words! What an Exquisite card. Love the pink as well as it is my favorite color. If I need inspiration I stop in for a Becca moment. I love your work. Thanks for Sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyDecember 28, 2012 - 6:13 pm

    Oh my, Becca…this is such a stunning card! It’s so feminine, and your gorgeous bow is ‘jaw dropping”…WOW!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DDecember 28, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    Stunningly beautiful and so perfect for MomReplyCancel

  • Anna/OmaDecember 28, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    Just one word Becca – Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kaye HaleDecember 28, 2012 - 6:54 pm

    Happy new year, Becca. Looking forward to 2013 and your monthly club. I love the pink card.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 28, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    Welcome back, Pink! I’ve missed you during the obligatory season of red and green.
    This is such a lovely card for Mother’s Day. Just perfect to make any mom feel special. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • VikiDecember 28, 2012 - 11:06 pm

    How beautiful. Yes, as I have gotten older, I have learned to be gentile with myself. If housework doesn’t get done, it really is ok. It will still be there when I get to it.ReplyCancel

  • LageneDecember 28, 2012 - 11:50 pm

    This is so Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesDecember 29, 2012 - 1:16 am

    This card is SO totally “Becca”. I would have known it was yours, no matter where I had seen it! LOL. That is a compliment, by the way! I love it!!! I am such a girly girl, and am right there with you on the pink, frills, bows and bling! This is beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 29, 2012 - 2:11 am

    I just agree with everybody else here, it´s just sooo gorgeous Becca, and we´ve really missed your pink girly blingy cards sooooo much, so it´s really great to see oe again here. It almost signals that normal times is comming back now, which we can certainly use now after sooo much madness for so long ha ha ha. And it´s not because I don´t love this time of year, cause I definitely do, but it´s also nice to get back to good ols wellknown times again afterwards somehow. I soooo love this beautiful girly ccard here, it´s stunning Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryDecember 29, 2012 - 2:46 am

    Becca this is just so pretty in pink. LOVE the decorative labels 8 fantastic thank you for another amazing project.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 29, 2012 - 5:55 am

    Becca…I like the way you look in your comfort zone! LOL This card is just so lovely and soft. And that bow and stick pin…wow! I love how it looks like lace….simply elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)December 29, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    Such a beautiful card, Becca.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Karen T in TXDecember 29, 2012 - 6:48 pm

    When my browser opened to this card, it literally took my breath away!! I have never seen such gorgeous pinks except maybe in cotton candy – one of my fav treats – or in an evening sunset! I have got to make this card! I’m really new at card making – so new I haven’t even made a card, but I’m “collecting supplies”!lol I can only add to what the others have said about your work – it is absolutely awe-inspiring! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!ReplyCancel

  • Carol In OntarioDecember 31, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    I just love when I see your emails. I have to say from a fellow stamper, that your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I want to thank you for the time and effort to inspire us to create. Have a wonderful New Years Eve, and a Happy New Year also. May the Lord Bless you, as you continue to bless the lives of OTHERS.ReplyCancel

  • Linda FrazierJanuary 1, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Your cards are just beautiful. I love them.ReplyCancel