Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, February 5, 2021

MTTC challenge blog 05 Feb 2021 theme of love

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart really wants to have the majority of my 2021 cards to contain heart(s) shapes and/or the word heart or love. One of my focus words for this year is renewal because after a year of restrictions during a pandemic, we all can use some renewal in thoughts, words, and deeds.

Today for the students who I'm their substitute teacher during their regular teacher's maternity leave, I surprised them with Burger King Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches. YES! Wallet-wise, I just needed a dozen. And what I didn't know at the time until I looked at the receipt later was that the manager only charged me for 8 of them!! Anyway, I shared a little love with food for these 5th graders! They later completed their 2nd day/2nd subject MAP Testing, so they got a little extra fuel in their tanks before being academically assessed in all things Reading related. And yes, 10-11 year olds can be very polite and appreciative. They were so stunned!!! :)

With Valentine's Day celebrated on the 14th, having a theme of love is timely appropriate. 

My Time to Craft challenge blog's design team commitment is why I've created this card. 

Participation time for this theme at MTTC will be 2/5/21 to 2/18/21. The next theme will begin on the 19th. So make sure where you are in the world that you check on the blog site to make sure there's time left to link up your project.

"Love ya" Valentine's Day card for #450=

 My Time to Craft (MTTC) blog badge for design team members:


MTTC's blog posting link #450 for the love theme=


design and vendor notes about the card=

a. alpha letter tile stickers are from 2 different sheets from Webster Pages

b. the orange damask with rulers patterned cardstock background, I believe, is from My Mind's Eye

c. green and white diagonal striped paper and the large posy patterned paper are from my stash

d. the stamp image on the kraft paper heart shape is from Sum More Fun

e. layout is based on this sketch--rotated 180 degrees, which I did for you=  


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this card or posting will be shared:

1. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook; media supplies besides paper products include: spangle metallic discs, inking for edging and stamping, colored pencils for coloring the stamped image, 

2. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group in Facebook; a sharing site for blog owners and DT members to share their projects

3. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in Facebook; sharing for Valentine's day seasonal winter holiday

4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; ends on 2/5/2021; this will be my 3rd and final link to share; link=

5. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog; anything goes with paper theme; fortnight; just started on 2/3/21; link=


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member for : [1] My Time to Craft; and [2] My Time To Craft Christmas; [3] Createful Heart Designs; and [4] A Place To Start.


  1. A striking card Becca - and well done for surprising your class! I am sure they went onto the testing with a more relaxed mind set
    Stay safe

    1. Maxine: thanks so much for reading my blog and taking time to comment!

  2. Great make, love the colours

    Have a great weekend
    Stay safe Hugs Shell xx

  3. SO cute card, I love how you used different patterned papers. Thank you for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  4. very nice, thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper craft.
    greetings Geesje DT


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