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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Krafty Chicks #647 GD inspiration project for Week 3 January 2023 with CAS theme

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

My heart is happy to be able to share my 3rd Guest Chick/Designer opportunity with Krafty Chicks Challenge Blog!

Krafty Chicks #647 has a CAS or Clean and Simple theme

for Week 3 of January 2023. 

(January 19-25th)

It is SO DIFFICULT for my left-handed, right brain to minimize for a card. Towards the end of 2022 I've been less panicked about doing a CAS style but I still have some nerves and doubt. 

Even with this one for KCCB! I worried and stewed over every little decision. 

The wood heart with gold foil dots was my biggest stressor--do I include it or not?

My best friend since about 1st grade really likes neutrals for both her home and her clothes. So this was pieced together for her for Valentine's Day. 

Vendor notes:

a. the floral die-cut, 3 scraps, A2 white card base and the sentiment 'label' are from Simple Stories card kit

b. the wood heart, I think, is an American Craft company/division

c. the tan cardstock background panel is from stash

Easy peasy for the front. Clean and Simple style-wise, the upper right corner was kept open and the lower left corner has some curved space around the heart. Embellishments are restricted to the wood heart and the little accent cluster at the top left. That's it. Even the color palette is kept to almost all neutrals. 

Krafty Chick challenge blog #647 Clean and Simple theme link=


other challenge blogs to compete in are=

A. Everybody Art Challenge blog; started Jan 10 with about 4 days left to #527; Anything Goes


B. The Paper Funday challenge blog; ends Jan 29; Anything Goes (not the option)


C. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesdays challenge; still open; Anything Goes


D. Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; just started Jan 18 for 2 weeks; Anything Goes/uplifting



Facebook groups for sharing are:

1. The Crafty Addicts

2. Mixed Media Creativity; not much with the card= handwritten sub-title, floral die-cut ephemera, wood heart with gold foil dots

3. Paper Crafting For Everyone

4. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

**For this posting, I'm a GD or Guest Chick for Krafty Chicks.

otherwise, my other DT commitments are for these other challenge blogs: MIUCB, MLCCB, THICC, OUAT, MTTC, and MTTCC

and I'm co-owner and DT for AACB; and then

I'm owner and DT for TFATU, HQCB, and FQCB!


  1. Love, love, love the colors on this one Becca! Awesome card! Have a wonderful week xoxoox

  2. Nicely done, I like the colors! Happy Craftin! L:)

  3. Oh what a gorgeous card Becca - you certainly nailed the CAS look here :)

  4. Wonderful card. I love the colors and I really adore that sentiment. To me there is so much truth in it. Great CAS design. It's such a wonderful idea to put the papers and sentiments in two pads.
    Thank you for sharing your pretty card with the Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi

  5. What a great design and great use of patterned papers!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Such a nice CAS design, love the big polka dotted heart!

  7. What a lovely color combination on this sweet card, Becca. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always so super grateful when I see your art linked up with us. Have a blessed week.


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