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Monday, June 6, 2022

ATCs made for May 2022 event commitments

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! It's really good for my mind and soul to venture into other paper-crafting and mixed media kinds of creativity! Case in point--the May 2022 events for a greeting card or ATC only club. "For The Love of Cards" is a Facebook group that merged out of a similar group that had closed a couple months ago. Two of the members wanted to continue the format with a new name and they desire to keep it a small group. About 14 members currently with a limit of 25 is the roster. The 2 administrators created 13 events for May and I signed up for three. Since items were for swapping, I couldn't reveal until recipients had received. 1 of the 3 was delayed somewhere for 2-3 weeks!!!! So that's why this is getting posted in early June.

The 3 events are: Alphabet--Letter A; Road Trip; and Pastels with all three of these being ATCs. With lots of DT and blog owner commitments, too, plus several family birthdays and Mother's Day, I've decided to just send the 1 required ATC to my swapees. 

Group pic:

Event #8 is Alphabet Letter "A": I have this really old apple stamp so the upper half was pressed onto green ink and the bottom half onto red ink pad and then stamped onto the apple green paper. Because the green on green doesn't show well, I used an extra fine detail black pen to outline the stamp. Underneath, an acorn stamp was applied with black ink onto the white cardstock which due to the size of the apple stamp and the requirement parameters of ATCS, there are just bits of acorns showing. I wrote the repeating sentences to give it that school flashcard look. 

Event #2 for May 2022 is called "Road Trip"= I happened to have the perfect sticker and the black and white striped washi tape makes a good faux road. Writing in the classic kid travel question was a must! :)

Event #3 for May 2022 was Pastels; an old scrap of pastel looking frosting sprinkles was placed in the middle; the washi tape is part of "The Keepsake Kitchen Diary" collection by Lily and Val for Hampton Arts (2018); the alpha tiles are from Freckled Fawn; the wood pineapple was bare and I used a yellow marker on it however it is looking pretty intense when scanned. 

That's it! All three are very different approaches to the 2.5" x 3.5" size restrictions yet they are good interpretations of the themes. It will be very interesting to see what creative twists and spins have been done by the crafters who have my name as their partner. 

Challenge blogs and FB groups where these will be shared:

A. For The Love Of Cards group/club in FB; there are still spots available if you're interested; there are 2-3 card events/swaps each month and then about 8 or so ATC event/swaps, too.

B. Use Your Stuff challenge blog; #449; Anything Goes; linking #3 Pastels ATC


C. Mixed Media Lovers challenge blog; just started 2 days ago; I'll link #1 letter A theme ATC


D. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB

E. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group in FB

F. Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge blog; June; anything mixed media goes; I'll link #1 letter A ATC which has 2 different stamps, handwritten sentiment sentences, and outlining of the focal stamp. 



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


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Mix It Up challenge blog



  1. Well done on the ATC's Becca - love the apple one in particular

  2. super mooie kaart
    bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    DT mixed media lovers

  3. A super ATC. A clever idea to use the two inks for the apple and the writing around the edges looks fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with our June challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x


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