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Sunday, August 1, 2021

APTS Challenge Blog August 2021 Theme is What is Your Style

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Oh, my artsy-crafty heart got slightly overwhelmed for a short bit when I looked to see in our design team group blog what the August theme or option twist was going to be. Chana stated the theme as What's Your Style? (or genre). Some of the early birds in the DT squad have done CAS or Christmas or mixed media. So I started thinking mixed media too but then I also like to interpret sketch layouts and to mix patterns/prints. My August 2021 design team inspiration project will be a mix-up of printed patterns and some mixed media for a birthday card

*A Place To Start (APTS) challenge blog

*#8 for 2021; month of August; starts on the first Monday of the month which is 8/2/2021

*Theme is "What's Your Style?"; please state it in your blog to help us comment directly about this aspect of your participation project

Spring Market Birthday card=

and the inside panel=

"Refresh, Renew, Restore" for the top phrase sticker and "Life as I know it is beautiful" for the bottom one and more of the 3 stacked border stickers are more of the WP's Spring Market collection.


APTS blog badge for resident designers (DT member)= 

link to #8 August 2021 challenge month participation=


Design and vendor notes=

a. the 2 sizes of journal cards and coordinating stickers are from Webster Pages' Spring Market collection

b. the red and white checked gingham cardstock is recycled packaging insert section

c. the harvest gold with white alpha tile stickers are from Freckled Fawn

d. the gray circle acrylic accents and the blue square acrylic accents, unknown origins due to being in my stash for many years

e. butterfly chipboard die-cut stick-on was part of sheet set bought at Dollar Tree

f. some brown inked edging was done on the 2 journaling cards and the red and white checked gingham that I put together as the focal collage for this birthday card

g. Most of the patterned papers and cardstock strips are old stash; the light yellow with white dots tiny section above the red and white checked gingham is a cardstock from My Mind's Eye


Besides this personal blog and APTS blog as a design team member, I will be sharing the main card photo or linking this posting to the following=

1. Seize The Birthday challenge blog;

2. Mix It Up challenge blog;

3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog;  

blog badges for #1-3; random order

4. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook [inked edges for most of the papers; acrylic accent pieces; chipboard butterfly; alpha stickers; journal cards; recycled packaging insert/backing]

5. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group on Facebook


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member of A Place To Start challenge blog



  1. Look at all of the fun details on your birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

  2. Fantastic birthday card, I love all the layers you've created and how you played with all those patterns and colours. And that inside panel is awesome. María, xx

  3. Very much 'you' Becca with the ephemera and layers. A stunning card as you so obviously enjoy this type of media on your cards
    Stay safe

    1. Thanks, Maxine!! I so enjoy your thoughtful comments!

  4. This is so fun! I love boot and umbrellas. Thanks so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member


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