Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, July 9, 2021

MTTC theme to use ribbon and or bow challenge starts 9 July 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart has been emotionally on a roller coaster this week. Three cousins lost their paternal grandmother a couple of days ago. Elma was 101 years and 8 months old!!! Another sorrow this week has been a sweet soul sister from church losing her mother-in-law. My husband worked with her husband for about 6 years so this has been another emotional ache. Then on the joyful side my little neighbor girl who my mom babysat for awhile along with her brother and then who I babysat during my summers when 16 and 17 became a grandmother of a beautiful baby girl!!! It's been great to see her as a mother and now she's just exuding bubbliness for being a grandmother for the 1st time. Today's showcased card will go to my church friends:

*My Time To Craft challenge blog

*Design team member inspiration card

*#461 challenge with theme of ribbon and/or bow usage on your project

*challenge is for 2 weeks and starts on 7/9/2021

The Lord bless thee and keep thee sympathy card=

LINK for MTTC #461

some design notes:
1. floral bouquet focus is recycled and repurposed tissue paper type gift wrapping that I recently received wrapped around my birthday gift from my brother's family
2. the two cordings for the bow are also recycled and repurposed
3. the sticker used for the front panel sentiment is maybe 20 years old; it's one of many verses and stained glass border designs included on the sheet that it came in. I've matted it onto a piece of ivory cardstock left over from the other 2 sections that are leftover scraps, too....


Layout was based on the sketch challenge at Make the Cards Challenge blog. (MTCC) I will link it to their blog=

My interpretation was to break up the shown peach colored section into 4 sections because I wanted to bring out the pink and ivory tones of the floral bouquet tissue gift wrap section used for the focal. The circle focal shaped was moved to a more central location and the sentiment is not a wide slender rectangle but a boxy rectangle. Embellishments of the MTTC required bow, sequins, and some teeny tiny stickers scattered about complete the card.


more challenge blog link-ups and Facebook group picture sharing=

a. Mix It Up Challenge Blog; #51; anything goes with optional twist of an aperture; (I'm just doing anything goes)


b. 613 Avenue to Create challenge blog; anything goes with optional twist of watercolor usage; (I'm just doing anything goes)


c. Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge blog; started 6 July 2021; anything goes


d. Creative Moments challenge blog; #218; anything goes


e. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; sequins, different stickers, cardstocks, inking of cardstock edges, printed tissue gift wrapping paper, 2 types of cording, 

f. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; sharing site for paper-crafting bloggers, DT members, and challenge blog owners

Blog Badges or participant badges for A, B, C, and D in mixed order=


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of My Time To Craft challenge blog


  1. Oh what a week, Becca, sadness balanced by joy as the wheel of life turns. A beautiful card - a relatively quiet background to showcase the gorgeous floral element to perfection.
    Stay safe

    1. Thanks, Maxine, for your sweet words! Yes, to making the floral bouquet the showcase!

  2. I love the pastels, Becca! Nicely done! Thanks for a wonderful submission to the challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  3. Really pretty card. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create challenge. Anesha

  4. Beautiful card, so soft and lovely..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. What a roller coaster indeed you have been on - love the recycling elements of your card - thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create

  6. Very pretty card! Thank you for join us at Make the Cards Challenge! Jill

  7. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us for Challenge #23 at Make The Cards Challenge!

  9. Great job on the recycling! I have a whole bin of bits and pieces to recycle into new projects! Thanks for playing with us at Make the Cards Challenge!

  10. Cute cards and great colors. thanks for sharing over at Crafty sentiments.

  11. This is such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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