Friday, March 6, 2015


Well Good morning all, what a week we have had here in RI. Snow storm after snow storm, we just had another big one yesterday, snowed heavy all Wednesday night til Thurs night 9pm. But the forecast shows Spring is on its way..
 And just in time, my Birthday is Tomorrow, March 7th  and I will be 60 years old.. I can not believe it, the time is flying by. When I look back on my life on all the trials and hardships, I have been blessed. God has never forsaken me and as always guided me in this journey. 
 A quick recap of my journey.
Abandoned at 2 years old, adopted by an American couple who were cruel in many ways, suicides, addictions, homelessness, by the age of 12 was told by a counselor I could write an autobiography and it would be a best seller. Saved my a merciful Father, Filled with His undying love, sharing the mercy and grace of Jesus. My life is a treasure box filled with jewels of adversity and the power of God to over come with love, forgiveness & mercy.

Well on to my cards.. I made this for Our Daily Bread Color challenge.

Stamp:  Our Daily Bread Easter Blessings
Dies:     Spellbinders circles, MFT stitched circle, fancy tags
Paper:    SU
Inks:           Copics

I am also entering this for Word Art Wednesday

This one was made for House Mouse Challenge, Spring

Stamp:   House Mouse Hammock Nap
Dies:      Spellbinders matting basics A&B, sentiment by Penny Black Words of Gratitude
Paper:     SU, prima sunkiss
Ink:          copics

 I am also entering this for 7 kids college fund challenge, anything goes.

Well that is it for me, thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Hebrews 13:5 
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.


Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are very pretty! But my favorite is the bear napping in the hammock!

*Vicki* said...

Well a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you for tomorrow my friend!! :) Hope it is filled with sunshine and smiles!!

BOTH of your creations are absolutely gorgeous!! The top card is so full of Spring thoughts and I love the pastel colors too!! I adore your Gruffie and the sunflower background!! Very sweet!! Have a happy weekend!! :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Great cards, Becky! Love the fresh, clean look of the ODBD card. The House Mouse card is adorable- love the sky!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I almost forgot, Happy Birthday, Becky!

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful cards, Bekka!! Love your testimony. Hugs and Happy Birthday!

Ann said...

Lovely cards, each one so unique.

Maxine D said...

Oh Becky - our God is soooooo good - I am blessed to 'know' you!
Love your stunning cards - the bluebells are gorgeous and that mouse adorable!
Autumn is coming here and starting to bare it's teeth!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Becky!! I just love the clean design and the bright blue flowers. Beautiful coloring!!

You are such a testimony my friend!! Your light shines!! Happy Birthday a day early!!


aussie aNNie said...

Becky this is just beautiful...lovely. Happy Birthday my{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Becky said...

First of all, Happy Birthday Becky! A great milestone in your the Easter card. I don't have that stamp set but wish I did and of course the cute House Mouse is great! Have a blessed birthday and hopefully the snow is finished until next year!!!

jean w. said...

Happy 60th birthday Becky! I always love seeing your cards! Both are beautiful! Loved reading your testimony again too! God richest blessing on this new decade of life!

RitaR said...

Becky, what a refreshment it is to visit your blog .... beautiful card stock creations and beautiful testimonies of the Lord's loving work in your life!! I especially love your card with the sweet bluebells!

Happy 60th birthday! Today is my 40th wedding anniversary. May the Lord gift you with a lovely and special birthday celebration!!

Janeen said...

Oh Becky, such an ugly past and the love of Christ just pours out of you. HOW WONDERFUL is the love of our Father and Son To fill you with love that spills over. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Becky! Hope you enjoy the day! At least we finally have sunshine and no storms on the horizon for a week! Yay! Blessing to you and take care!

Sue said...

Becky, love both cards, I have a big patch of Lillie of the Valley in my yard and they smell divine when they are in bloom. Such a pretty pastel card.

Your "ole bear" napping is so fun. Would be nice to nap in the sun about now, hear you when it comes to snow!!
Thanks for joining the fun and sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Happy Birthday, and many more happy healthy birthdays to come.


Verna Angerhofer said...

Both your cards are so beautiful. And, thanks for sharing your story. I know God has a special purpose for you to have survived such a rough life but sometimes that is what molds us to be his perfect tools! I thank the Lord for you!

Betty Wright said...

Happy Birthday, Becky! Blessings to you for Wonderful Year!

Both cards are beautiful! Love the coloring and details on both!

Yes! God can totally make beauty from ashes! What a testimony!
You are amazing and wonderful!

Pat (mspfd) said...

A very Happy and Blessed Birthday, Becky! Wishing you all the best in your 60th year.

Both cards are beautiful. You always do such wonderful work!

Jacee said...

Two beautiful cards Rebecca, great designs
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

jimlynn said...

A very special hug to you today Becky and not just because it's your birthday! I do hope you have a day filled with love and sunshine though.
Both cards are so beautiful. Love the House Mouse card and those cute little guys. Fabulous cards.
Have a wonderful day.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful cards -- wonderful tribute. I'm glad all turned out so well for you -- Happy birthday!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Becky :-) both are fabulous but I especially love Gruffie, so adorable :-)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! hope you have a lovely day with lots of cake :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lynn McAuley said...

You are a remarkable lady, Rebekka. May God richly bless you this birthday and always.

Such gorgeous cards you have shared with us today!

Jani Lewis said...

Happy Birthday!
Wow, such a rough journey but such a wonderful living example of God's grace and redemption. It is one thing to have survived all of that. It something quite wonderful to have survived it still praise God despite all of it.

Alshandra said...

Happy Birthday Becky and what a testimony! Both of your cards are beautiful with gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining the ODBD challenge. Elizabeth

JD/ Jill said...

Your cards are just lovely!
Happy Birthday to you. You share a birthday with my Aunt! In fact, Jim and I just came back from a very nice birthday party that was given for her. So nice to be with family. (That doesn't happen too often for us!)
You have survived so much...So glad that your could feel God being there with you through all of that.
I could share some of same background with you...
I was adopted at the age of 3!

Beth Brovold said...

What wonderful cards Becky!! Beautifully designed...your colouring is fabulous...thank you for sharing your darling bear with us at House Mouse and Friends!! Hope that you had a most wonderful birthday!!
Take care,

Karen Letchworth said...

Happy Birthday, my friend and Sister in the Lord! This is beautiful, and what a wonderful testimony to the goodness of God. Praise His holy name!
Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge this week and may God bless you!
Word Art Wednesday

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, you are a survivor! It makes you appreciate your blessings all the more, doesn't it? Happy belated birthday! I'm glad I stopped by and and was treated to two wonderful cards today -- flowers and a critter -- my two favorites!

Snoopy said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Snoopy :D

Danie May said...

Two lovely cards Bekky, I particularly love the beautiful spring like colors of your first one and the adorable image of the second. xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Happy Birthday! Here is to a warm up and a beautiful spring ahead. Love both of these cards.

Patricia said...

HAPPY Belated BIRTHDAY, sorry I missed the actual day. Your live certainly has been a Journey.
However God has been good and blessed you with a wonderful talent.
Love both of your beautiful cards, your colouring is amazing.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Yes, your life sounds like a best seller. What a wonderful witness you are for the love of God and the way He can change each of our lives. I pray that He will continue to use you to show His love.
Your two cards are lovely and the bear is so cute. We are having spring weather here and the tulips, crocus and daffodils are already peeking up. You might need to come for a visit!

Heather said...

Hi Becky, both gorgeous card - your Lily of the Valley is beautifully coloured, a lovely design, colour and embossing!! I just love the brilliantly coloured the sweet Gruffie snoozing - fabulous papers!!!
Happy Birthday of 7th - it's my daughter's birthday on the 7th, my grandson the 5th and mine today 9th. It has been a bit of a manic week you can imagine!!!
love & hugs
Heather xx
Thanks for playing with us at House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Julie Short said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful Becky. As always your cards offer a little beauty and a lot of hope to the recipient.
I admire that you have risen above you tragic beginnings and your love for all shines through!

Holly Young said...

Two wonderful cards Becky! I love the texture and simple layout on the first card. Your second card is sweet as can be and your coloring is just fantastic on the cute scene.
Thanks for sharing your story again. Such pain you have had, but you are an inspiration to all. I love how you share your love for Christ in everything you do.

Tracy said...

Belated birthday wishes Becky. Happy 6-0! You have an amazing testimony. God is good! :-) The wonderful embossing on your first card makes a lovely background for your pretty blooms. You did an awesome job with your clouds on the second card. Hope your birthday was full of love and laughter. Hugs!

Angie said...

Wow! You have a fabulous story to tell! Our pastor just had a message on keeping our stories short, remembering who the hero of the story is and not be weird about it. That's the word he used! **giggle. Your story is a perfect example of a Good God story.

Your cards are beautiful expressions of your faith. Love the colors on both. That Blessed Bear is adorable!

MiamiKel said...

Becky, I hope your birthday was super fabulous, just as you are! Your cards are both darling - from the softness to the first one to the fun, whimsical House Mouse - great cards!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, your life started out rough, I hope all your adult years have been filled with love and joy.

I love the hollyhocks and the fabulous design.

The housemouse scene is adorable and I love the paper you used at the bottom, so perfect for him.

Glad Spring is in site!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!!!

Tammy said...

Oh no Becky, how did I miss your wonderful cards AND your birthday! Happy belated birthday and just so you know, the world is a better place with you in it, I'm so glad you overcame!

Silke Ledlow said...

Becky, your ODBD card is can tell Spring is in the air! Your second card is just tooooooo cute...what a fun image! Hugs ~S~

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

Jennipher said...

What an amazing testimony of God's saving grace! Thanks for sharing. Happy Belated Birthday!! The cards are stunning. Of course I love the one with ODBD because I enjoy there stamps but they are both stunning!