Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, January 27, 2023

MTTC #500 Theme is Numbers DT inspiration card for 27 January 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's excited this week about 4 inches of snow coming, celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary, and reaching this #500 theme for My Time To Craft!!!

Oo-la-la!!! At MTTC, I've picked the first 2 themes of the year (welcome baby and snowman) as well as 'administratively' designated this #500 theme to be Numbers. I just couldn't imagine us not doing something celebratory for our 500th competition in blogland! 

It happens to have worked out that my/our 27th anniversary is on the 27th of January and that's also our launch date! Wow! Easy-peasy card idea for me! 

This card is ultra feminine but my husband will just place it on the piano so I might as well have something very pretty to look at! :) 

#27 wedding anniversary card =

Some vendor notes:

a. light gold sheen flat base 5" x 7" = The Paper Source website

b. the floral collage cardstock cut with decorative scissors started as a 4" x 6" panel = My Mind's Eye

c. the light gray mat cardstock = The Paper Studio

d. the rest are stash items

MTTC #500 blog link=


other challenge blogs to share/link are=

1. Craft Rocket Challenges blog; current until Jan 28; Theme is Anything but Square; MY card is rectangle


2. Time Out Challenges blog; current until Feb 1; inspired by words--see the badge; MY card is for my/our 27th wedding anniversary on Jan 27th. YES! #27 on the 27th!!! On my blog page's left sidebar you can see some recent years of pics taken either on or just before several anniversaries. 


3. Creative Knockouts challenge blog; started Jan 19; Celebrations theme; MY card is for my/our 27th wedding anniversary--#27 on the 27th!


4. The Color Throwdown challenge blog; started Jan 25; 3 colors= mustard,  yellow, pink, and green (see badge); I admit my card has more blues than greens but there are so many of the yellows and pinks


Crafting Happiness Challenges blog; January 2023 Theme of Celebrations; MY card is for our wedding anniversary


and Facebook groups for sharing are: Mixed Media Creativity; Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls; Paper Crafting For Everyone; The Crafty Addicts; 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm DT/manager of MTTC and its sister blog, MTTCChristmas.

*I'm owner/DT of TFATU, FQCB, and HQCB.

*I'm co-owner/DT of AACB.


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Krafty Chicks Week 4 All Occasion Guest DT inspiration

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart is bittersweet with this posting! This is my last week of honor as Guest Chick DT for Krafty Chicks challenge blog! Week 4 theme at KC is "All Occasion" #648

I chose to use my roll of washi tape petals that can be added to in order to build up as large of a flower that you want. That started the card. Then pearl gems/dots added. Some pink glitter glue was thinned out with white glue and applied to the edges to not only hold them down but add some pink to define the blue and white petals against the turquoise cardstock. 

Encouragement card=

Some vendor notes:

a. washi tape petals (I think is Pen + Gear)

b. the black 'diamond' glitter tape (I think is Scotch brand...old item in my stash)

c. the Scripture verse was cut with a circle stencil/traced, colored, and then applied to the small silver doily = Colorful Prayer Cards by Crown Jewelz in Ohio (bought at Dollar Tree)

d. the other items are old stash items

Krafty Chicks challenge blog #648, Week 4 monthly rotation is All Occasion; 


Guest Chick DT badge:


other challenge blogs to share or link are:

A. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog; Jan 18-31, 2023; Anything Goes


B. Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; started Jan 18; Anything Goes that's uplifting


C. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge; at Ellibelle's Corner; Jan 2023; Anything Goes


D. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; has 9 days left; Anything Goes


and Facebook groups to share are: Mixed Media Creativity, The Crafty Addicts, Paper Crafting For Everyone, Christian Card Makers Women's Fellowship, Bible Journaling and Faith Art; and Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm on the DT for Once Upon A Time  as well as these others: MIUCB, MLCCB, THICC.

*I'm DT and manager for MTTC and MTTCC.

*I'm co-owner and DT for AACB.

*I'm owner and DT for TFATU, FQCB, and HQCB.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

THICC #132 for DT inspiration on 24 January 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart For Creativity Blog! My heart's excited to share another 2023 Christmas card! Yes, I create Christmas cards all throughout the year! It helps since I send to lots of relatives and family friends on both my side and my husband's. 

This one was a whimsical make with the nutcracker paper that was recycled from gift wrap for a 2022 Christmas gift from my brother's family! Yes! I'm frugal yet I look for great design as well as colors that catch my eye! This one caught both with the bold color tones and I didn't have anything with nutcrackers in my Christmas supplies!

The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Challenge Blog design team inspiration:

#132 starts January 24, 2023 and ends on February 6th.

Some design notes:

1. items from TGSB/LALGSB's January kit; mini kit = lavender base card (Studio G), nutcracker wrapping paper panel, the speckled specialty paper, gold snowflakes (Paper Wishes)

2. added red and white buffalo plaid cardstock (The Paper Studio), red paper, quote printed on Google Doc, gold metallic ink pad, black ink pad


THICC #132 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs to share/link-up are:

A. Birthstone Challenge Blog, January 2023; January= garnet/reds & February = amethyst/purples


B. Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge blog; Week 4 January with theme of snowflakes; MY card has 3 gold foil snowflakes on it


C. L & L Great Stash Bash/LALGSB with Lisa=

D. L & L GSB/LALGSB with Lori=

E. Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge blog; Jan 2023; A Partridge in a Pear Tree--1 of something or a tree; MY card has 1 nutcracker for its main image; 4th entry for the month


and Facebook groups for sharing are:

a. Mixed Media Creativity

b. The Crafty Addicts

c. Paper Crafting For Everyone

d. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls

e. The Seasonal Cardmaker


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm on DT for THICC as well as these other 3: OUAT, MIUCB, MLCCB.

*I'm manager and DT for: MTTC and MTTCC.

*I'm co-owner and DT for: AACB.

*I'm owner and DT for: FQCB, HQCB, and TFATU.