Paper crafting is works of heart

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Friday, June 2, 2023

MTTC #509 Masculine Theme DT card for 2 June 2023

  Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Today's heart happy posting is sharing my DT inspiration card for MTTC, My Time to Craft challenge blog.

WHAT: #509 theme is masculine. Four of my first cousins on my dad's side have lost a 2nd brother. Dan was 56. A celebration of his life will be held in June. This is the first sympathy card to get made for the four surviving cousins from my aunt's 6 children. Hugs, cuz!

WHEN: June 2-15, 2023

SHOW and TELL:  Documented: With Deepest Sympathy card

1. navy blue cardstock = Crafter's Square

2. the black print acrylic overlay (Documented:) panel = Webster Pages

3. the 2 cardstock prints are both recycled tissue box packagings!!!

4. embellishments/leaves from stash

5. black vinyl dazzle/sticker "With Deepest Sympathy" from a varied sentiments sheet = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

MTTC #509 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. A Perfect Time to Craft; started June 1; anything goes


B. Classic Design Challenge; #6/June 1 start date; anything goes


C. Crafts Galore Encore; June 1 start date; anything goes


D. Creatalicious; current; anything goes (not the option of birthday)


E. Crafting Happiness Challenges; June 1 start date; anything goes



some Facebook groups to share/link are: Mixed Media Creativity; Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; Need Crafty Inspiration; 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*Besides MTTC, I'm involved with these other challenge blogs: MTTCC; TFATU, FQCB, FQGS, HQCB; AACB, CBCB; MIUCB, MLCCB; OUAT; THICC.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

THICC #141 DT inspiration ACG theme for 30 May 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is 1 of 2 paper-crafting blogs to help me divide my design team showcasing. 

Today's focus: THICC or The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges blog #141

What: THICC is always 'anything Christmas goes' themes; 2 weeks

When: May 30-June 12, 2023

Show the card: Wishes for my friends Christmas card


1. Martha Stewart/Darice; snowflake print cardstock

2. Bugaboo (?); freebie digital image from a couple years back

3. Crafter's Square: medium blue cardstock base (5" wide x 5.5" high)

4. stash: navy blue textured paper, silver alpha lettering, silver and gold paint pens; blue snowflake computer stationery paper (digi image is printed on)

5. Pink Paislee; for the silver hologram snowflakes

THICC (or THAICC) #141 for May 30, 2023 posting link=


other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Christmas Kickstart challenge blog; 1 more day left; color palette (see image); by card uses just the blues to whitish tones


B. A Place To Start; May 2023; anything goes (not the option)


C. Peace On Earth Christmas challenge; Started May 7; ACG; 


D. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Challenges blog; just started; #100; Anything Goes Christmas (not the option of ornaments/decorations)


E. Christmas with the Cuties; new/current; CAS/something simple; for me, this is keeping it simple; the digital image was printed on a snowflake border print stationery sheet of paper and embellished a bit with white and metallic pens; and the snowflake cardstock panel adds a lot of drama to help me keep it CAS



some Facebook groups to share/link are: Mixed Media Creativity, Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls, The Seasonal Cardmaker; ...


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

Besides THICC, I'm involved with these other challenge blogs too: FQGS, FQCB, HQCB, TFATU; AACB, CBCB; MTTC, MTTCC; OUAT; MIUCB, MLCCB.

Friday, May 26, 2023

MTTCC #61 DT card Branches Wreaths Greenery theme starts 26 May 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

For: DT inspiration for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

What: #61 theme is Branches, Wreaths, and/or Greenery

When: May 26-June 8, 2023

Card #1= Deck the Halls with Greenery  Christmas card=


1. Simple Stories card kits= everything but the cardinal tag and tapes

2. Dollar Tree= cardinal gift tag

3. Pen + Gear= white with green diagonal lines washi tape

4. stash= woodgrain decorative vinyl tape

5. Memento= dark green ink pad


Card #2: Gather Together at Christmas card

Notes for #2:

a. Simple Stories: wreath die-cut and gather together chipboard sticker

b. stash= Christmas print washi tape and woodgrain decorative vinyl tape

c. Memento= Rich Cocoa ink pad

d. Crafter's Choice = from a 12 piece card set--deep red/rust/red-orange cardstock, peach/flesh tone card base


Where: MTTCC #61 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs for sharing/linking are:

A. [card #1] Path of Positivity challenge blog; started May 1; anything goes that's positive (option: inspired by nature); MY card has some greenery and a cardinal and is for Christmas


B. The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Link-up blog; May 2023; Anything Christmas with the option of holiday decorations --both of my cards have decor items (boughs, wreath)


C. Krafty Chicks; started May 25/Week 4; All Occasions week; my cards are Christmas occasion


D. Use Your Stuff; current; theme= use a technique; both Christmas cards have distressed cardstock edges (used a scissor blade to roughen up and scrape; then edges inked)


E. Christmas Craft Creations; started May 10; No stamping theme; both of my Christmas cards qualify; I'll show card #2


and Facebook groups for sharing/linking are: Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; The Seasonal Cardmaker, possibly a few others


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm involved as DT member and/or more duties of these challenge blogs: MTTCC, MTTC, AACB, CBCB, TFATU, FQGS, FQCB, HQCB, THICC, OUAT, MLCCB, and MIUCB.