Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thank you card no 1 for DT project at PPCC blog 439

Emma in her cool cap is the name of this delightful image from Fred She Said Designs!! FSSD is the prize sponsor for the #439th weekly challenge for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!!

Card #1=  

PPCC's ID Badge and link for #439

FSSD's ID Badge (their link and info details about prize(s) will be found on #439 PPCC blog post)

and editing in the 2nd prize sponsor for #439--SheepSki Designs (details on the PPCC post)

Design notes for the thanks for birthday gifts card:

a. this is a 1 layer card not a traditional folded card base
b. the digi came colored --however I added yellow colored pencil to the hat, shorts, socks and pink ruffled under trim plus the diagonal stripes on her shirt
c. I did step b because there are some challenge blogs that will not accept pre-colored digital images. I think if you see the original, you will notice that I've added enough to make it coordinate with my patterned papers and puffy alpha stickers.
d. the 2 patterned papers are not quite half sheets (originals = 6" square) with the blue cardstock base are from partial pads/sets that I've been trying to 'annihilate' since mid-June!!!!
e. all paper edges have been inked black

More scanned and/or cropped photos:

Maybe I should have named this Rainbow Brite Emma? She's a super sweet darling little gal that loves color!!!...a girl after my own heart!

Link-ups or posting to share this lovely thank you card=
1. 100 Pattern Paper Challenges group on Facebook: the card stock and patterned paper leftovers are part of my 2019 stack that I'm committed to using this year

2. Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group on Facebook: in June their main challenge was Paper Pad Madness; instead of picking just 1 paper pad, I picked a partial set of cardstock, a partial set of large scrapbook papers 12" square size, and 2 small paper pad collections (see photos)

The middle photo in this grouping of papers wasn't used for this thank you card #1 but were for #2 (see its own post or sneak photo down below)

3. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group on Facebook= I love this sharing site for crafting bloggers!

4. Not Just Cards challenge blog=

theme is anything goes
Until next time, crafting in crazy weather USA heartland, Becca S

sneak peak at card #2


Thank You Card no 2 for DT project for PPCC blog 439

This post showcases a 2nd card using Emma in her cool cap image from FSSD for the DT inspiration for PPCC's #439th weekly challenge!

FSSD is short for Fred She Said Designs, the prize sponsor for #439.

Card #2= 

*note: PPCC blog challenges are always anything goes that is paper-crafted (hence the name of the blog); so don't try to link-up candles, or crocheted afghans, or smocked baby's christening needs to be paper product creations like tags, bookmarks, cards, scrapbook layouts, planner layouts, TN layouts, etc. 

FSSD's ID badge (their info and prize details can be found on the PPCC's #439 post)

edit: I forgot to include earlier the other prize sponsor's badge of #439 at PPCC blog= SheepSki Designs

Design notes for Card #2:

1. digital image came pre-colored--however--I added blue-purple and raspberry pink to her blouse, socks, shorts, and cap and just the raspberry pink to the pink ruffled trim.
2. I think I've tweaked the image enough to add my own spin to it to not be disqualified from challenge blogs that don't accept pre-colored digis. I even added the squiggly border outline around the image.
3. all background papers have had their edges inked black
4. mulberry patterned paper that's heart-shaped and the banner cut print paper are from partial set of large scrapbook papers that I'm trying to wipe out! and the purple/mulberry cardstock large rectangle scrap is from a partial set of CS trying to be annihilated as well!!!


Design note #4's references are to these above 2 photos of some of the partial sets that I added in mid-June to bash (for BYSS group on Facebook) and add for my stack to use in 2019 (for 100 Pattern Paper Challenge group on Facebook).

*Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook= sharing site for crafting bloggers
*Not Just Cards challenge blog; anything goes theme; July 2019;

more scanned and/or cropped photos of Card #2=

Banner stamp and "with love" stamp are from Hampton Art. I don't know who made the no 1 ribbon stamp which I've only showed the medallion part of. The twine's color is repeated in the multi-print paper and the kraft paper base as well as Emma's hair and shoes in the digi. The Emma in her cool cap image is super sweet. I love that there are many repeating colors from the sentiment stamped and stenciled tag I made to the papers and the image. They all combine to make an interesting and darling thank you card!

From the crazy sultry weather in the USA heartland, Becca S

Monday, July 15, 2019

Artist Trading Coin project for DT no 223 at TCCC blog

ATCs can be artist trading card OR artist trading coin is a theme/prompt option for #223 at TCCC. The other option is animal. My selected image from 1 of the prize sponsor is an insect (Butterflies in Mason Jar).

ATCs are typically 2.5" x 3" and the coins about 3". Mine's enlarged to show the details=

The Crafter's Café Challenge blog ID badge looks similar to my personalized one (shown above).
Link for #223 of TCCC=

Prize sponsors who have also given images for the DT crew to feature, so make sure to look at the #223 post and see what those images are and how they were showcased!:

My image is from Scribbles Designs and the other sponsor is Eureka Stamps=

And there is a special challenge option for double participation with Double Trouble!
This fortnight we are linking up with Double Trouble
Check out the blog 
If you also add your project to the Double Trouble Challenge you will increase your chance at a prize.


This fortnight's challenge is an easy one:

 "Animal and/or ATC"(Artist's Trading Card)

Some design notes:
papers 1 & 4 were used for half circle backgrounds behind the focal digital image; these papers are referenced down below for Facebook groups 100 PPC and BYSS

Some more scanned enlargements:

Facebook groups or challenge blogs where this A.T.Coin will be shared=

a. 100 Pattern Papers Challenge group= the 2 half circle background patterned papers were added in mid-June to my 2019 selection to get used (see photo up above)

b. Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group= in June they had a Paper Pad Madness challenge, so finally about midway, I pulled a partial set of cardstocks, a partial set of large scrapbook papers, and partial pads of 2 small size types to bust...and I'm slowly getting there (see the photo up above related to the 2 half circle background patterned papers)

c. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group= sharing site for crafting bloggers

d. Mixed Media Creativity group= this is a group I started to showcase projects with a combo of supplies/artistic mediums used. This A.T. Coin has:
*digital image
*blue cardstock and 2 patterned papers
*markers and colored pencils used for coloring and edging details
*wood die-cut of butterfly
*gem dot stick-on
*black ink pad for edges of cardstock and papers

e. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog= theme= anything goes #109; sorry this expired on Sunday the 14th

f. Use Your Stuff challenge blog = theme= birds, bees, or butterflies #366; however this challenge ended on 7/13/ card was ready before then but I couldn't reveal it! I like their encouragement to not hoard supplies--need to use what you have before buying more--yes! :)

g. Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog= theme #79 Slice of Summer =

Until next time!
From the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Mix of checkered patterns for best friend encouragement card as MTTC no 401 design team project

Check It in checkered patterns are the new theme prompt at My Time To Craft Challenge Blog! How can you feature checkered patterning/print(s) product(s) in your craft creation?

I've mixed 3 from my scrap pile (which is exciting!) for my design team inspirational card:

My best friend gave me a box of promise cards for women as part of my birthday gift! She knows I've started trying different methods of Bible art journaling and scrapbooking along with making cards. Wasn't that thoughtful!!! The bluish tones in the promise card I thought worked well with the aqua tone in the checked/plaid scrap it is laying on.

Above: MTTC different badges
link for this new #401 challenge time period (every other Friday, so the next one will be 7/26/19) starting 7/12/19=

The bright mottled CS base (5" x 7") is part of partial sheet from designated papers I've been trying to use since mid-June. So is the black and kraft paper scrap.

The yellow and white checked squares were cut but not used for a big 7" square card I made last week. The autumn-toned checked CS has been used off and on this past year! It's a print that I have loved and hoarded and there is only a small 2" square of it left!!! :)

The kraft paper background piece is leftover (4.5" x 6.5") piece cut from a sheet started a week ago or so. And the layered floral sticker is the first one I've used off a sheet of different designs that I've had for about a year...I thought I would have used them before now but the combo of red-orange, orange, pink and yellow had thrown me off, but it seemed like the perfect occasion today to use 1 off the sticker sheet!!!!

Below pic: the yellow and white checkered squares were cut to be used on this Peter Pan card but the brighter yellow hue didn't look well with the base or the background CSs=

Below pic: this card was made a few weeks back & used a small section of the gorgeous autumn-toned checkered CS=

Below pic: these index cards off a ringed set are used like a miniature Traveler Notebook and has paper and CS scraps from the "bash a stash" since mid-June 'struggle'!!!=

Below pic: more "bash a stash" since mid-June scraps/sections were used for this cropped scanned photo and even the kraft paper that is a separate product not included in the 'stash' had a 6" square used behind the rainbow striped (triangle corner piece) and the flamingo print (another triangle corner piece) behind the focal coloring book page scene=

Groups and blogs where I'll also share this card:
a. 100 Pattern Papers Challenge group in Facebook= the pics of bright CS and 2 small paper pads were added to my 2019 stack of patterned papers I'm trying to use out of my stockpile this year!!!

b. Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group in Facebook= see above photos about using stuff from partial pads I was trying to finish in late June

c. Crafty Sentiments challenge blog= add a sentiment theme started 7/9/19

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group in Facebook= sharing site for crafting bloggers

e. Not Just Cards Challenges Blog= anything goes theme started 7/11/19


more scanned pics of the card=

Will posting another design team commitment in a few days...I was hoping to get some scrapbooking started but I think I'm going to have to babysit my husband! :)

Becca S

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Strawberry cupcake for birthday card DT project no 438 PPCC blog

The delicious looking strawberry cupcake image is from Little Blue Button Stamps, the prize sponsor for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog #438th weekly reveal!

PPCC blog's ID badge

LBBS' ID badge (get prize details and their store link on the PPCC #438 post)

The following paper scanned photos are partial sets/pads that I picked in mid-June to focus on to 'bash' from my stash. I added these papers into my 2019 pile for the 100 Pattern Paper Challenge group found on Facebook. And these same papers were for the June Paper Pad Madness at Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group also found on Facebook. 

I used a lighter tone pink marbled cardstock from this Colorbok partial pad for the card base 5" x 7" and a small section of the blue as a 2nd background for the cupcake image:

The mulberry patterned paper on the far right seen in the photo below was used for background of the cupcake image (small section):

From the 6" square partial pad I used 1 sheet of the overall cupcake patterned paper trimmed down to 4.75" wide x 6" long:

The pink marbleized half moon cardstock section (Colorbok) was leftover piece from month or two ago:

Navy blue ribbon was criss-crossed under the half circle sentiment message to add more blue tones to repeat from the blueberries. As were the little blue acrylic photo corner triangles and the blue heart sticker.

Most of the cardstocks and patterned papers had their edges inked. Black ink stamp pad and the sentiment and cake stamps are from Hampton Art. Watercolor markers were used to color the digital image provided by Little Blue Button Stamps for design team member usage for #438 at PPCC blog.
Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this card will be shared=
a. 100 PPC on FB= pictured paper photos added to my 2019 stack that I want to eliminate this year!

b. BYSS on FB= mentioned earlier; I'm trying to bash some partial sets/pads of papers and even though that challenge technically ended on June 30th, I'm determined to keep going until I can use everything up!

c. PPPDTC/Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group on FB= sharing site for crafting bloggers

d. Seize the Birthday

e. Crafty Sentiments Designs blog= theme: add a sentiment

Didn't this card come together wonderfully!?!??!!! The range of blues and pinks with neutrals of black and white keep it fresh and festive.

More design team blog commitments will be coming in the next 2-6 days, otherwise I would like to get some scrapbooking completed but we shall see how the week unfolds. Today's a scorcher in the USA heartland! Stay cool!

Becca S

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Another HOPE verse of the year entry using TN Time with Lisa and Lori challenges no 6

Finally I've had a few hours to do a scrapbook variation using a TN sketch layout and prompt! Back in January I used a set of ringed index cards, standard size, like a mini version of a Traveler Notebook or journal. The sketch layout is courtesy of Lisa, who offers 1 challenge each month for TN Time with Lisa and Lori. Meanwhile, Lori, offers 1 prompt challenge each month with June's needing to include at least 1 item for each letter in the word HOT.

Here's my Proverbs 24:14 entry=

For Lori's June 2019 prompt challenge:
H = hope, honey in the text, honeycomb, hexagons,

O = orange, off is used in the text plus lots of "o"s in other words

T= tab sticker, today, take/take note, that and there are in the text, text, title

The badge Lori created for June 2019:

The sketch Lisa created for June 2019:

I stuck a lot closer to this provided sketch than some of the past ones. Size-wise I had to adjust things like on the bottom left page, I only used 1 horizontal strip with the grid washi tape and kept it short due to the scale. And another tweak for adjusting for scale was the tall vertical section on the right page. I went shorter deliberately because I didn't want it to overwhelm and hide too much of the base patterned paper. However I did add the full length narrow orange strip to carry-over some of that bright orange from the left page.

Their links=

Facebook groups where this LO will get shared:

a. Traveler Notebook Scrapbookers (sharing group for TN layouts and inserts)

b. 100 Pattern Papers Challenge (see photos below; added these into my 2019 stack of patterned papers to use before the year's end!!!!)

c. Bash Your Scrapbook Stash (see photos below; scraps or sections of leftovers were used; started trying to bash these partial pads since June 15)

Above: small scraps of bright orange were used
Below: small sections from a leftover section of the beige tone giraffe skin print paper were used

Below: 2 small sections from a yellow and gray diagonal stripe sheet were used from the 6" square pad AND 2 small sections from the checkered sheet were used from the 5 x 7 paper pad=

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group= terrific sharing site for paper-crafting bloggers

e. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group= creativity and crafting from Scripture and/or used within your church or for church members encouragement...sharing group...ask to join if interested and a shout-out to another similar group...

f. Bible Journaling and Faith Art group = sharing group

More scanned pics=

Love that I finally got another entry completed for my HOPE Bible verse of the year journaling!!! Also love the analogous color scheme of yellow, orange, and red-orange that I used with the neutrals! And of course I love that I got to use up some bits and pieces from my stockpile that I'm focusing on!

Most importantly, I loved that I got to spend some time centered on Proverbs 24:14 with some prayer and reflection. If you find wisdom, it is like finding honey, which in life offers a natural sugar, a sweetener, a bit of food energy to keep you going! Which in turns offers hope for living! Your hope won't end! Wisdom = hope...hope = wisdom

Becca S, crafting in the USA heartland