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Friday, May 20, 2022

2022 May 20 MTTC #482 Theme is Thank You

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! A terrific occasion greeting card to have available is a thank you appreciation card. That's the theme for My Time To Craft challenge blog competition #482. For my design team commitment for MTTC I have created 2 cards. Both have most of their supplies coming from the TGSB April 2022 kit that I put together Easter weekend. My planning and prep intentions were to have enough supplies to make several cards and a possible TN spread for commitments ranging in a 4-6 week span. Already this weekend I've made 5 cards!!! 

The planning and prep time for the kit took longer of course than what it typically does for 1 or 2 cards but once it got made, I've been able to get cards made quickly. Yea! Win-win!! 

MTTC's #482 starts May 20, 2022 and ends on June 2, 2022. Times for both dates are the same so figure accordingly to wherever you are in the world (6am UK or 12am Central Time USA/Chicago). 

Thank You floral with gingham card:

Design and vendor notes worth mentioning are:

A. Embellishments and pink cardstock for the sentiment strip were not in the TGSB April 2022 kit. The stamper for "thank you", floral paper scrap, the blue gingham paper was cut to fit, the ribbon, and the flat base blue cardstock were.

B. Blue gingham paper (Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website)

C. Papers were edged using a blue ink pad 

Green and blue geometric thank you card:

Design notes for card #2:

All items for this card were from my kit made Easter weekend for TGSB April 2022 except for the green cardstock scrap, the little planner strip sticker with the heart (the heart was white so I filled with dark blue marker and then topped with a lighter blue glitter paint pen), and the navy blue glitter decorative tape. I like the analogous color scheme of this card. 

Both cards are slimline style: 4" x 7" and each use the sentiment 'thank you' but with different stamps. Fairly simple and easy to put together with not a whole lot of fuss. I wanted the patterned papers/cardstocks to not get covered up. Now to get ready for the mail....

MTTC's #482 posting link=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups for sharing/link-ups:

1. The Great Stash Bash; can be found at Lisa's and Lori's blogs; this is the link to Lori's=


3 of 5 photos of the April 2022 kit==

2. Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenges;


3. Little Red Wagon; #654 theme= With a little help from my friend


4. Slimline Cards Obsessed group in Facebook; both are applicable at 4" x 7" dimensions

5. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; inked edges for papers, stamping, ribbons, other embellishments, 

6. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB; sharing site


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

DT member of My Time To Craft challenge blog and its sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas


owner of these 2 challenge blogs: Heart's Quest and FarmQuest

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Great Stash Bash Kit for May 2022

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm getting a bit behind to gathering what I want to get accomplished with my kit that I've put together based on Lisa's and Lori's challenge The Great Stash Bash. The number of projects I want to get accomplished with this kit is huge like the gathered supplies. And I don't have everything selected either! But this gathering I've done over the past 2 days will speed up the process for each card I make.

I've got at least 12 cards I want to do for DT commitments trying to work ahead with themes that I know are in the works. I'd also like to start a TN (new; came in a clearance spring pack bought through Peachy Cheap website) that is about me. I don't have children but I'm hoping it will be something that 1 of my 4 nieces or 2 nephews will want to have in the future. 

I'm also wanting to do a family birthday yearly calendar that I can do like a scrapbook layout and have it displayed near my computer. Something pretty to be keep me on track! :) We just heard a few days ago that my oldest niece/goddaughter is expecting baby #2 so there's another important reason to make sure I don't miss any special birthdates. 

And another wish list project is a monthly planner. I found a customizable/blank monthly calendar planner that I'd like to do as a hands-on with my DT commitments. 

The kit is so large I have to show it in 3 photos and even then several papers got buried! 

The bright summery citrus-hued flower embellishments are new and part of the spring clearance pack!!! It was a very good deal with all that I got and only 1/3 of it or less is showing up in this May kit! There are some details mentioned after the next photo that apply to this above photo so keep reading. 

Two new card kits from Simple Stories also arrived this week that were another clearance purchase from Peachy Cheap and elements from several of their suggestions will be mixed with some other products that are shown in the kit or will be pulled from my stash. A full sheet (4.5x6.5" sheet of a pink with green floral) and 2 scraps of pink with white Xs from The Mint Berry paper pad that I've picked to bash this year are included in this above photo. Two 6" square sheets (purple gingham and gray gingham) are from Hot Off The Press (Paper Wishes). The blue gingham, lake symbols, and a teal plaid in the top photo are new from a Lake Life paper pad that came in that spring clearance pack purchase!!! I'm needing to do some travel/vacation/tropical kinds, some whimsical, some fruits/baking/gardening, and a few other topics that will stay secret! 

In the above photo, there are 19 cardstock scraps of different sizes in mostly solid colors and a few that have a little marbling to them. The solid color full sheets are underneath the scraps and I think there are 8 sheets. Washi and decorative tapes are to the upper left in a variety of blues and lavenders. There are some new blue-hued jewels and some purple glitter butterfly die-cuts that are both new that came in the clearance spring pack from Peachy Cheap. Woot!!!

And guess what I forgot to gather??!! The enamel dots!!! I have a few but not many. I've got some pearl kind of glossy 'gems' that I'll probably use in navy blue, pale pink, and bright pink. 

There are at least 9 patterned papers/cardstocks of different sizes and a few of the larger sheets aren't full size. I've got more than 3-4 embellishments picked. There are lots of die-cuts/ephemera that have been pulled along with those shown washi/decorative tapes, blue jewels and 2 butterfly die-cuts. 

Time for bed to get rest so that I can start to create with all this!!!

Please visit Lisa H and Lori S to see what they've put together for their kits:

Lisa H


Lori S

They each have their own kits and do an excellent job explaining the how and why to their selecting processes. Definitely worth reading both of their postings!

Stay tuned in a future days and weeks to see how the majority of this gets used!!! YEA!!!


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

owner of these 2 fairly new challenge blogs= FarmQuest and Heart's Quest 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Pretty in Pink Encouragement Cards 3 and 4 of planned 4

  Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Oh my! We have had cooler temps today, some rain, power outage including landline phone, and some needed rest! The power was out for about 1.5 hours and phone was out for about 3 hours. That was Sunday when I was trying to work on taking 1 sheet and creating 4 cards with it. CCMWF had a weekend challenge to use a 6"square patterned cardstock with 2 cut lines on angles so that the 4 sections can be used on 4 cards. 

In typical creative Becca fashion, I had to tweak this a bit. I have a paper pad I'm trying to bash this year however it is not sized at 6" square but more like 4.5"x 6.5". I still did the 2 angled cuts but didn't trim as much off as what the guidelines were given at CCMWF. I'm also not using a 6" square card base either. :)

Let's take a look at the 2 encouragement cards that I got finished today, Monday May 16. [There are 2 that were completed on Sunday afternoon.] The small focal cards are from "Promises From God --For Women" made by Christian Art Gifts. Patterned cardstock angled cuts are from Mint Berry paper pad by The Paper Studio. Embellishments are from my stash. Even the ribbon was Becca-ified. It was white and I 'tie-dyed' it by applying 4 different markers on it: 2 shades of pink/magenta, teal green, and gray. 

Layouts are almost the same. The shapes/angles of the floral patterned cardstock are different and the embellishments aren't quite the same. The largest pink cardstock is the base. More pinks were used for Cards 3 and 4. And I only used snippets of remaining ribbon from Cards 1 and 2. Vertical format instead of horizontal was another change today.  Thick foam adhesive tape under the Bible promise cards is causing some gray shadow from the scanning process. 

And aren't they pretty in pink?!! So sweet! 


A. Creations in Pink; started today May 15; 


B. Crafting Happiness Challenges; midway point of the month/May; AG


C. Christian Card Makers for Women's Fellowship group in FB; weekend challenge

D. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; 

E. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Papers Challenge; must use patterned paper or cardstock; [pink, white, and light green floral with dots cardstock]


F. 100 Pattern Papers group in FB; the floral cardstock is from my paper pad I'm bashing in 2022...I've had it for about 4 years and I haven't even used 50% of it yet!!!


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

also owner of HQCB and FQCB challenge blogs