With Love

Sweet friends, how are you today?  I’ve been musing about how truly rewarding it is to have hands busy and immersed in creating something. Some of you echo the same sentiment in your emails to me…  It was only several years ago that things were so busy that I never had time to craft.  I traveled much and managed to throw a little bit of knitting or crochet in my bag to take along with me but it was all I could do to get through a days work then fall into bed.  I’m grateful, so very grateful.  We all have things we have to do, I hope you find a moment in your day to relax and create!  I do have a card to share today – it uses one of the new Spellbinders die templates that is sure to become one of my favorites.  It’s called Spellbinders S5-083 Antique Frame and it has been floating to the top of the pile on my work bench.  Best for me to use it so that I can set my eyes on some of the others I want to touch!

I cut my thick frame using Spellbinders Classic Squares LG and Classic Squares SM then seated the frame from Spellbinders S5-083 Antique Frame over top.  The frame in this set is so elegant it just begged for a cameo to go inside so I selected
a Waltzingmouse Stamps set called Cameo to Go.  Then I attached a sweet little tag — perfectly sized — using Spellbinders S5-089 Home Sweet Home.  Up in the right hand corner I tucked the super elegant element from Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.

StampsWaltzingmouse StampsCameo to Go
Paper: DCWV, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM, Spellbinders S5-083 Antique Frame, Spellbinders S5-089 Home Sweet Home, seam binding, Bead Landing bead, Recollections pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!  You all are the best!!

  • Angella CrockettJanuary 25, 2012 - 3:52 am

    Hi Becca! Looks like you’re up in the middle of the night again!! :) What a beautiful card! I love those new elegant frames too…..you know how to do ’em up just right!!! Love and hugs, AngieReplyCancel

  • Lizette van DamJanuary 25, 2012 - 3:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJanuary 25, 2012 - 3:58 am

    Beautiful. You really have a special touch with your bows.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:00 am

    Oh My are you up early or have you stayed up all night making this is exquisite card? It’s so elegant!
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:07 am

    Becca this is just gorgous. and friends are the most important thing in life after family.
    Your card is just so elegant and would be appreciated by anyone.
    Hugs trish.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.January 25, 2012 - 4:14 am

    Absolutely Stunning card

  • Nadine IllingworthJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:19 am

    Every time i look at the card i see something different. Like the splash of pink. and pearls just finish it off. Then the sentiment and corner embellishment. just finishing touches. Wonderful. Might have a go at this one as i have silhouettes to use up. Hope u dont mind. I play full time so make quite a few cards, Love trying different designers. Pick up new tips. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dee in N.H.January 25, 2012 - 4:50 am

    Beautiful!! Love the splash of color!ReplyCancel

  • ruth mthombeni-maphosaJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:03 am

    i look forward to seeing a card from you daily and all i can say is wow!!! i do a bit of scrapbooking but one day hope to do christian cards. i have no idea where to start with so many stamps and dies etc. you do inspire me in keeping that draem alive. God bless your hands.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:07 am

    I should stop looking at your blog – too many things I see that I think I NEED! You’re bad for the balanced budget! :)ReplyCancel

  • EileenJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:17 am

    I love the way you have set up the die frames one on top of the other, I have noticed you mix and match the dies so well! That is a beautiful background paper and I also love the pin and bead with the bow….in fact….I could have saved a bit of typing here and just said that I loved everything on your card<3

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:20 am

    Beautiful card Becca, love the pop of pink. I love how the swirl hangs over the side to add some interest. Nice work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • AmandaMJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:20 am

    ooohhhh….this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I have to agree with miss Rachel Brooks… I see so many lovely things here I wish I had!!!! It’s satisfying though, to create with what I do have. Thank you as always for the beautiful inspiration, and sharing your faith. I love love love this blog! Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:25 am

    Another amazing creation. I love stopping by everyday just to see what you are up to and it is always worth the stop. please tell us the general size of your cards.ReplyCancel

  • AstridJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:28 am

    Just gorgeous, these cameos are so lovely. I love the depth you have created with the way you layered the dies. The colouring is stunning and the bow and pin just finish it off to perfection, – a feast for the eyes!!ReplyCancel

  • RitaJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:38 am


  • Karen KnegtenJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:39 am

    Becca- I love this frame and will add to my wish list!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:50 am

    Super ! It is a real success.
    Thank for feel our head with beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:54 am

    Thanks for blessing me with sharing your creations on Amazing Paper Grace. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJanuary 25, 2012 - 6:24 am

    Very beautiful. So simple, but elegant. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Debbie AldersonJanuary 25, 2012 - 6:34 am

    Simply beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam BlairJanuary 25, 2012 - 6:49 am

    With love back to you Becca, for all the ways you brighten our world with your beautiful, creative and stunning handmade cards. As always this card is so very lovely, I love the new Spellbinders antique frame, thank you for another fabulous card. Pam B. :) :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 25, 2012 - 6:54 am

    This is SOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! ELEGANT!!!!!!!!!!! You just have a way with paper Becca!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( P.S. Saw one of your creations on the page for Scrap-Mart!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) )ReplyCancel

  • Kathy HJanuary 25, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Another gorgeous card! One of my favorite color combinations…ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJanuary 25, 2012 - 7:36 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carole ScheelJanuary 25, 2012 - 7:45 am


  • RebekkaJanuary 25, 2012 - 7:46 am

    This is truly Elegant Becca ! I am loving these dies from Spellbinders. I try to create on the weekends myself. I work all week 2nd shift and hold a bible study here on Wednesday mornings. So I try to get everything done by Friday so my weekends are free.
    Have a creative week
    Hugs :)ReplyCancel

  • christiJanuary 25, 2012 - 7:48 am

    wow, nice card. the little pretty in the center of the bow is cute. i never seem to find little pretties when i’m out looking for my paper stuff. you sure have quite a collection of really cute items. and know how to use them.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie (Owen Sound)January 25, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Hi Becca,
    I am so glad I check in this morning and to see that you used this new Spellbinders set! It was love at first sight! I had seen it used this last week and cannot wait until it is available. I hope Spellbinders comes out with more intricate frames like this…so many possibilties.
    Beautiful card Becca. I love the colour combination and the few surprise elements that complete this lovely card.
    Thank-you for my morning inspiration!

  • Johanne L.January 25, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Gorgeous card. Love your bow. Thanks for sharing,ReplyCancel

  • ConnieJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:02 am

    So beautiful. You’ve turned me on to cameos.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:07 am

    So lovely!!!! That frame and cameo were meant for everyother…ReplyCancel

  • BrendaJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:15 am

    So very elegant and beautiful. I was just going on line to get some ideas for a sympathy card, and here was the perfect card to get the creative juices flowing. You cannot imagine how very much you inspire me daily! Thank you…….ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Another oh so beautiful card from you Becca. It must be heaven to be able to choose among all these dies, so you always get the perfect one. This card looks sooooo wonderful again. Wonderful work hun.ReplyCancel

  • TinaJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:20 am

    Oh My Goodness – I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. Oh I just cannot say enough about this. I am sharing this with everyone – I LOVE IT! YOU my dear lady are the BEST!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:20 am

    You’ve done it again! Lovely card Becca. I think the frame would be one of my faves too. TFSReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:21 am

    The moment I saw this card today a great big smile crossed my face as if you took my comment right to heart! Those contrasting colors of black and white just grab me every time. This card is just so classy. I, too, can’t wait to get my hands on some of those new dies. I will be so glad when they are released. Absolutely lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • sandiJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:43 am

    The twirly Spellbinder is just gorgeous. You put it together so well too. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuJanuary 25, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Very elegant! I love the corner treatment with the Spellbinders element. How do you find such pretty embellishment (e.g. the metal bead)? I never see “the possibilities” of all these items the way you do. Thank you for sharing your ideas and your talent!ReplyCancel

  • dschelleJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:00 am

    With every post I expect something beautiful and wonderful and that’s what I get. Something beautiful and wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Chiara84January 25, 2012 - 9:03 am

    You make so beautiful cards. I love to see them every dayReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:25 am

    Besides my devotions – – my Mornings begin with your latest card!!!!
    Thank you, thank you…..Once again, I LOVE the Black antique frame
    surrounding the Cameo…Wow!!!! The Bow is exactly the right color too.

    YOu once again, made my day and may God richly bless you for
    encouraging and mentoring us.ReplyCancel

  • CandyJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Wow, quite perfect for a school photo and then set into a frame of some sort. Just very special.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:32 am

    Here is another classic and beauty of a card. Love the black blackdrop matching well with the dusty rose ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 25, 2012 - 10:09 am

    WOW! This is so dramatic, but also has such a feminine look. The new frame is really a show stopper, isn’t it? – I just love it!!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJanuary 25, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Beautiful, lovely framing and I like the row of pearls on the ribbon, great balance to the bow!ReplyCancel

  • JalineJanuary 25, 2012 - 10:53 am

    Exquisite card. Your details are always perfect.ReplyCancel

  • SuziJanuary 25, 2012 - 10:56 am

    No one does elegant like our Becca!ReplyCancel

  • TerreJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Becca: These last few cards have been absolutely yummy! I’m thinking that you’re doing some of your best work during these midnight sessions! Thanks for sharing, and keep ’em coming.ReplyCancel

  • LaurenJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:38 am

    Becca, Oh my gosh…..black and white, pewter and mauve…..just too wonderful. Wish I had the money to shop for these items to construct a card such as this. In the old days I could, so I love looking at what is available now so that I could emulate your genius.

  • Sabrina RJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:49 am

    You’ve blown us away again!! The choice of colours and their balance is perfect! I wish I had all the dies that you have and can choose from. You’re a creative genius! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Very nice, Becca, you just never cease to amaze me with all your inspirations. Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • debbJanuary 25, 2012 - 12:43 pm


  • Lindyloo, South Wales, UKJanuary 25, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This could easily be a photo frame to adorn a favourite picture of a loved one and any lady out there would feel priviledged to own it.
    This is a perfect example of how to create something stylish with panache. Clever you.
    All the best LindaReplyCancel

  • Kathy RoneyJanuary 25, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    Oh my, Becca, this is so beautiful! I MUST GET THAT DIE!!!! This one will definitely be a new favorite for me!!! Can’t wait! Blessings!


  • LalaJanuary 25, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card. The cameo and surrounding frame remind me of a stunning little necklace that my grandmother wore on special occasions.ReplyCancel

  • Laura with Layers of ColorJanuary 25, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Oh, this is a classic beauty, Becca! LOVE that frame and your special details!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)January 25, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Pure elegance! Another card that rocks my world. I adore everything little thing about this card. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalJanuary 25, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    Ok—it’s official! You are NO GOOD! (For my wallet that is…..) I must have every one of the new Spellbinders dies. You have done incredible projects with all of them!ReplyCancel

  • JulianaJanuary 25, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Just found your blog and the info on how you make your beautiful bows! TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie SJanuary 25, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Becca, I have just retired from 32 years teaching adolescents, and the joy ahead of me from the inspiration I have seen on your blog will fill my days with excitement. Thank you for the wonderful ideas – and the contagious enthusiasm that I can see amongst your loyal followers. I am thrilled to be joining in this privileged group of happy crafters.ReplyCancel

  • Fran LJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    Your creations are ALWAYS truly amazing. I am in constant awe of your talent and creativity. I look so forward to your posts everyday. I keep hoping osmosis will set in, and I will someday be able to create a card even half as beautiful as yours always are. Thank you for sharing yourself.

  • Lynne IngramJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    Another beautiful card. I love the twissted metal tag touch. It is one of my favorite dies.ReplyCancel

  • ClaireJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    OVER THE TOP FABULOUS!!! Your work is beautiful in every way and always reminds me why I don’t touch digital scrap booking. The dimension speaks for itself and shows the loving hands that touched it!
    Creative Wishes and thanks for sharing,

  • Barb FouseJanuary 25, 2012 - 6:37 pm

    Absolutely love your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.January 25, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    Becca, this card is gorgeous. I love the Spellbinders Antique Frame. I will need to get that one for sure. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJanuary 25, 2012 - 10:12 pm

    Hi Becca! What a pretty card and the bow makes it outstanding.ReplyCancel

  • Lucy HarperJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:34 pm

    Hi Becca, I love black & white and cameos! Loved the card, you always amaze me with the creations you come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra PolencheckJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:45 pm

    Rachel Brooks and Fran L have expressed my sentiments… exactly!
    How do you keep track of all of the many Spellbinders dies you have?
    You use many of them together- I was having trouble remembering what I had, but today, I used sticky-backed magnetic strips on the back side of my cabinet doors and mounted all of the dies I have .. right where I can see all of them at once. Your cards are so inspiring. Thank you,ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 26, 2012 - 12:28 am

    Oh Becca — your cards are just so magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • MarianJanuary 26, 2012 - 1:17 am

    Speechless, just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • GinnyJanuary 26, 2012 - 1:41 am

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this is a gorgeous card. I love the black and pink, and the little touches like the button (or is it something else?) in the middle of your bow, the frame, and the Twisted Metal Tags & Accents scroll in the upper right corner.ReplyCancel

  • JoannJanuary 26, 2012 - 4:00 am

    Becca this is just so elegant and beautiful! But then again all your cards always are!!! I do have a question for you though… in this particular card, can you tell me what sizes your layers of paper are? I think they are so wonderfully layered just showing a tiny bit of the back layer. I always wanted to know how people cut their layers to get that perfect tiny edge…would you mind sharing with me? Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • LeneJanuary 26, 2012 - 4:01 am

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!
    I just found your blog and the info on how you make your beautiful bows!
    I love your cards!
    Hugs LeneReplyCancel

  • PJJanuary 26, 2012 - 5:19 am

    Such a breath of sophistication! How elegant!! LOVE this :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceJanuary 26, 2012 - 6:08 am

    Gorgeous, very stunning in the black and cream!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy AJanuary 26, 2012 - 5:03 pm

    This cameo is so elegant, love how ornate the frame is!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa JensenJanuary 26, 2012 - 6:22 pm

    My new craft project today, was learning to make Becca Bows. I have made 3 of them so far. I didn’t have a bow maker so I had to jab 2 pencils into the top and out the bottem of a stiff box and hold it in my laps. It will have to do till my husband can make me something better,ReplyCancel

  • Carol RJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:25 pm

    This is such an elegant looking card. I love the black antique frame you made for the silhouette. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 27, 2012 - 3:06 am

    What a stunner !!!!!!!! So Beautiful Becca. This frame die must be one of the releases that they have been saving for CHA. Didn’t see it in Abilities and Beyond or it would have been on pre-order by now. I love how you have framed the cameo on that oh so gorgeous blk/wht damask paper. Enjoy your trip, we are having some wonderful weather thru this weekend. It has been in the mid 80’s most of the week, but will be cooling down some next week.

  • Sabrina / chaoskuekenJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:34 am

    Georgous! Such an elegant and beautyful card – I am totally impressed!

    Greets from Berlin