Paper crafting is works of heart

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 2020 Week 4 Technique and Stash Embossing Challenge for 20th week of 52 CCT blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm 18 hours or so late due to a personal health issue but glad it got resolved so I can spend some computer time and get the post made.

This Week 4 challenge became a two-fer for me because unlike a lot of paper-crafters today, I don't have embossing folders or powders. I just haven't had a desire to go with those products or techniques. So I chose to go a different route using a different technique and product from those suggested by my 52 CCT team-mate. I've used embellished letter stickers to make the embossed cardstock with a colored pencil texture rubbing to enhance the details.

Embossed love Christmas cards:

link to #20-2020=

close-up of the texture embossing:

Notes on supplies and vendors:
a. the base cards have matching envelopes and were part of a bulk package from Darice
b. the striped washi tapes are Pink Paislee (I think.)
c. the star printed 'coins' are from a Bo Bunny Christmas collection pack of die-cuts
d. the blinged letter stickers are from Art Skills and bought at discount store Dollar General
e. 3 colors of colored pencils were used for the texture embossing: sierra rust, gray, and black


links and shares:
a. Mixed Media Creativity group on FB
b. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group on FB
c. PPPDTC group on FB
d. Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog: May 2020 monthly Anything Christmas Goes
e. Not Just Cards; Anything Goes


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

DT member on these 5:
a. 52 CCT
d. S4fC

Thanks for reading my blog post!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Animals and or Flowers Theme Challenge no 167 for S4fC blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's desire with this posting is featuring the newest fortnight challenge #167 for Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog that has a theme of animals and/or flowers.

My scrapbook layout focal is the digital image from our sponsor Sheepski Designs! Very whimsical! Since I've paired it with documenting my hubs' and I's 7th 'date' out of 23 leading up to our 23rd wedding anniversary in 2019, I thought the jar of honey was symbolic because I gave a card to my 'honey' that night. We also crossed a river to get home--in a car, not a boat, but there was still water involved.

I'm going to have to go back and check my notes for the actual day this was in January 2019. Must have been in the first half. We started our 'dates' around December 28, 2018 and got our 23rd date completed on our 23rd anniversary of January 27, 2019. All I remember now is due to the penciled 7s on the back of these little snapshots!!!

Date #7 of 23 "With my honey pot" scrapbook layout project:

Link to S4fC blog:

SheepSki Designs link:

and a direct link to buy the image "Honey and Money":

SheepSki Designs logo badge:

Some vendor notes for this mini kit:
a. base cardstock is from Astrobrights/Neenah; also cocoa brown scrap cardstock used for 2 photo mounts
b. the small red, white, and green dot paper AND the red and white check paper = The Paper Studio
c. the navy blue and white chevron patterned= very old stash
d. the creamy yellow and white chevron striped cardstock = My Mind's Eye
e. The red and white floral cardstock used for a photo mount = The Paper Studio
f. the word/phrase stickers, the blue border sticker, the floral heart sticker, and the red and white bracket sticker = Webster Pages


Papers and embellishments were a mini kit pulled out of a slightly larger compiled kit for 2 other blogs: CKC and GTSB, both for May 2020.

The 2 above photos are the selected inspirational kit from Club Echo Park's March 2020 kit that is the kit to copy cat for May 2020's challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

The stickers from Webster Pages shown in the pic below along with the reds, blues, greens, and yellows from the inspirational CKC kit were the driving force for the mini kit to make the featured layout of this blog post! Love the cheerfulness of this LO! And the whimsy of the illustration digi adds some symbolic connections without having photos of my husband and I. He's my honey! We argue and fuss at each other sometimes but he's still my honey pot! :)

Above and below: pics of mini kit for this layout; the roll of washi tape wasn't used; thought I might have space for a small section of it but that didn't happen.

Digital image is colored and has word/phrase stickers from Webster Pages on it but wasn't mounted to the navy blue chevron striped patterned paper yet.

more still to come....

CKC and TGSB links=

Counterfeit Kit Challenge's May inspirational kit is shown about midway in this posting. There are 2 photos of the Club Echo Park March 2020 kit that they sold and CKC wants you to do your best to copy-cat it from papers and embellishments that you have in your stash/stockpile/craft area...whatever term you call your hoarded supplies!!! :)

CKC Mini Kit Reveal and Project posting which is part of the month of challenges in how you can possibly use your larger compiled kit for the month:

TGSB accessed through either Lisa H's My Creative Endeavors blog or Lori S' My Happy Life=
The Great Stash Bash

TGSB wants 7+ older papers, 3+ newer papers, 5-7 scraps, 3+older embellishments, 1 newer embellishment, and 1 special stash item for the month of May to use (flowers).  Old papers= blue CS, beige and white tonal diagonal CS seen in the first kit pic, the small mat size CS white with a red floral print, polka dot and multi-color stripe small paper pad sheets, 
Newer papers= red and white checked paper, green w/ green, red, and white dot row patterned paper, a couple of pages of CS and sheets to cut apart pocket cards from Webster Pages, 
Scraps= navy and white chevron striped paper, the creamy yellow and white CS, cocoa brown CS, tonal teal floral CS, tonal green striped paper barely showing in the box, pinkish tonal CS, muted aqua blue with white dot CS, 
Old embellishments= "Always in my heart" floral sheet of stickers that are left, My Mind's Eye pink floral washi tape, paper strip type washi tapes (at least 4 that I put into the box to use), 
New embellishments= Webster Pages stickers, the Lilly & Val kitchen floral washi tape & a lemon "Sweet" washi tape, Webster Pages journaling card kit for the kitchen collection, clear bling letter stickers, Webster Pages pocket cards, 

Also if you didn't come to my blog from the S4fC blog, then please use that link and see the other wonderful creative projects from the blog owner Rachelle and the other DT members. They always have fabulous detailed creations!

Facebook groups where this post will be linked or shared:
a. PPPDTC group

b. Mixed Media Creativity group

c. S4fC sharing site

d. SheepSki Designs sharing site

e. CKC blog community group


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Friday, May 15, 2020

May 2020 Week 3 Theme of Silhouette for 19th week at 52 CCT challenge blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's desire is only display with this week's card due to the Nativity scene silhouette. I found this clipart freebie online to use and added some varying blues, indigos, and blue-violet for background color just using colored pencils. I like the soft look of them so I tend to use them for lots of the digital images in my crafting.

Tracy has been hostess this month at 52 CCT and her theme for #19-2020 is silhouette. On the blog she suggests using a stamp to create a silhouette, however I'm very limited with my stamps and chose to go the online clipart route.

To give the Nativity scene silhouette with sentiment the focus of the card, I kept the background papers and embellishments very basic.

Nativity Silhouette Christmas card:

link for #19-20 for 52 CCT=

More scanned cropped pics of this card:

A few notes about vendors' products used:

a. cocoa brown cardstock base = Astrobrights/Neenah
b. constellation sky patterned cardstock= from the Together For Christmas 6 x 8 Paper Pad for Pink Paislee (2019) and distributed by American Crafts
c. blue plaid patterned cardstock= from the Cottage Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Renne Looney for Fancy Pants Designs (2018)
d. blue crystal gems were purchased at Dollar Tree

Other challenge blogs or Facebook groups where this blog post or card photo will be shared:
a. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog; theme is Anything Goes + a sentiment; mine is the word "Believe"

b. Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog; #22; May 2020 Anything Christmas Goes theme;

c. PPPDTC group in Facebook;

d. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group in Facebook; Nativity scene qualifies for sharing

e. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook

f. Christian Card-Makers Women's Fellowship group in Facebook


Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

DT member for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

and also these other 4:
3. S4fC

Thanks for reading!