Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, June 21, 2024

My MTTCC #89 Music theme at Christmas DT card on 21 June 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity Blog!

purpose: this posting shares my newest Christmas/winter theme for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog. #89 theme is Music. I chose to use elements from the children's church carol of "Away in a Manger"

when: #89 theme starts June 21, 2024 and will last 13 days

what: "Our Little Lord Jesus Asleep On The Hay"


1. the 'journal' card was trimmed on 3 sides and the little creche was fussy cut from a sheet of cardstock from = Away In A Manger collection by Echo Park

2. green and ivory cardstocks = Neenah

3. burgundy and gold patterned paper = stash

4. cocoa brown ink pad = Lawn Fawn

5. gold snowflake 'dazzles'/stickers = Hot Off The Press

6. music phrase cut from full song sheet = received as an extra in a prize package last year from another challenge blog

where: MTTCC #89 music theme at Christmas/winter holiday blog post on June 21 =


other places to share/link are:

a. CRAFT challenges blog; new; theme is Christmas or First Christmas; MY card is a First Christmas caroling hymn card


b. Passion Cartes Creativ; new on June 20; theme is music; my Christmas card has lyric phrase and a bit of sheet music out of "Away In A Manger" caroling hymn


badge = 

c. Word Power #6; current for 1 more week; theme is the same as the title; MY card has a huge lyric/sentiment focal and it's repeated in the small sheet music strip

link = 

d. Word Art Wednesday; current in Week 1 of 2 starting on June 19; theme is anything uplifting and Scripture freebie offered; sharing a religious Christmas carol based card with phrase from "Away In A Manger"

link =

e. Peace on Earth Christmas challenges blog; current; anything goes Christmas (moodboard available); MY Christmas card has a music theme using a religious carol


f. FB group = Scripturally Inspired Creativity 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT = MTTCChristmas and MTTC

*DT only = HCAYR/revised to HAOOCAYR

*co-owner/DT = AACB and C or not Bingo

*owner/DT of Quest families of challenge blogs = HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, FQHSKCB,

 and new limited series of FQGGCB (FarmQuest Grocery Game Challenges) that is paper-crafting/hybrid/digitally version of a Food Network Channel show so check out #1 that finished on June 13 and look forward to #2 on June 28!!!


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Loving this AACB #83 DT stamped four layer Bday card for 15 June 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity Blog!

purpose: this posting showcases my newest design team inspiration project for Ally's Angels challenge blog

when: #83 anything goes theme starts June 15, 2024

what: Four layer stamped birthday card 

notes: circle focal and base layers have experimenting using Arteza and Nuvo alcohol markers; Lilac Grey and Lilac Mist (and adding some Lilac to the other inks for the focal) are Nuvo; Canary Yellow and Pale Blue are Arteza 

1. base is white cardstock, peach, creamy yellow = all from Neenah

2. large "Happy Birthday" stamp = Stampin' Up

3. "love you always" and "congrats" stamps = received in a clear zip top bag with no labeling or packaging

4. skinny "HB" stamp = ?; have had too many years and has been separated from packaging too long

5. black ink pad = Hero Arts (used for stamping)

6. large gem dots = stash

7. Sugarplum/purple ink pad = Lawn Fawn (used for inking cardstock edges)

where: AACB #83 blog posting link=


other places to share/link are:

a. Creative Friday; new June 14; theme is many layers; MY card has 3 steps/layers for the background and then a 4th top focal circle layer


b. Creative Fingers challenge blog; new June 14; theme is anything goes


c. Creative Artiste; current until the end of the month; theme is anything mixed media; MY card has alcohol markers to create color/pattern on the bottom layer and then a different combination for the focal circle; then there are different stamps used on each rectangle layer and also the focal circle; and finally 3 large plastic round gems


d. As You Like It Challenge; new; theme: What's favorite--with or without words and why?; MY card is another entry that is text print heavy!!! I rarely have a project without even 1 word on it. For this card I wanted a different layout and wanted to use several stamps; for AACB for most of this year I want to rediscover many of my stamps that haven't been used much


e. Seize the Birthday; new; theme of anything goes birthday (not the option/topping of double stenciling); my card has "HB" stamped on the center focal and then again around the perimeter of the middle rectangle layer




Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*other craft personal blog "Becca's Quest for Love and Country Creativity"

*Quest blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, FQHSKCB, and the very new FQGGCB or FarmQuest Grocery Game Challenges blog which is a complement to FQHSKCB and is a limited series competition for 16-17 days during a 30-31 day time period

**co-owner/DT: AACB and CoN Bingo


*manager/DT: MTTC and MTTCChristmas

Friday, June 14, 2024

My MTTC #536 Winter Theme DT card on 14 June 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this post's theme was suggested by our DT member that lives in Australia and has opposite seasons to the majority of DT members so we present winter theme in June at our MTTC, a general occasions or techniques theme challenge blog

when: MTTC or My Time To Craft #536 winter theme starts June 14 and ends June 20, 2024

what: Wintery Outdoors Christmas Collage card


1. two angled 6" square cardstock bases = Art Skills

2. the 6" x 8" collage print thin cardstock is from Fruitcake and Tinsel paper pad = Fancy Pants Designs

3. "MC" stamp and the leaping deer stamp (repeated 3x) = Busy Sidewalks stamp set = Crate Paper/American Crafts

4. cocoa brown ink pad = Lawn Fawn

5. short pine tree stamp (repeated 3x) is from an unmarked set

6. gold snowflake 'dazzles'/stickers = Hot Off The Press

7. silver and blue foil star stickers = ?; maybe Dollar Tree

8. white and silver paint pen-style markers = Art Skills (dots randomly placed around the collage paper and the white marker was also used to put on top of deer (bottom right corner), on top of the sleigh (left side)

where: MTTC #536 Winter Theme blog post launched on June 14, 2024 =


other places to share/link are:

a. Creative Inspiration Challenges; started June 6; anything goes


b. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; started June 5; anything goes


c. Wednesday's Creative Inspirations; still has 19 days; theme is Christmas in June; my card is wintery outdoor Christmas collage


d. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges; started June 11; theme is anything Christmas


e. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenges; started June 1; theme is anything goes Christmas with option of North Pole; my card's central collage paper and what I've stamped don't scream North Pole but they do make you think of outdoor winter season elements



Crafting in the USA heartland where we went from a rainy cool early spring weather to 1 week of very nice sunny 70-75 degrees to instant hot 90 degree temps...sigh...

Becca S

*manager/DT = MTTC and MTTCChristmas (sister blogs)

*DT only = HCAYR/ revised to HAOOCAYR

*co-owner/DT = AACB and CBCB/revised to C or not Bingo 

*owner/DT of these Quest families of challenge blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, FQHSKCB, and the new limited series competition complement to FQHSKCB ---> FQGGCB or FarmQuest Grocery Game Challenges Blog