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Friday, February 21, 2020

Use stamping not a digital image theme challenge for no 415 MTTC Blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog and to my posting about MTTC's newest fortnight challenge! This time we would like to see stamping (rubber or clear types) instead of digital images to be featured on your creations.

#415 starts 2/21/2020 at My Time To Craft

For my design team commitment for MTTC, I decided to make a card for my oldest niece and her husband's 4th anniversary:


[the purple paper is not part of the card; I used it for blocking out the light of the scanner]




link for the #415 MTTC post=
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-426.html

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other scanned views:


*the "best wishes" rubber stamp on wood is part of a celebrations set available from Hampton Art
*the flowers are a new style of washi 'roll' that I discovered from Pen + Gear, which is available in the planner area of the office supplies at Wal-Mart...who knew!!!! The washi tape strip helping to separate the 2 patterned papers is part of a multi-roll set also from Pen + Gear/Wal-Mart!.
*another bargain is the butterfly with foil from a sheet sold by Crafter's Choice found at Dollar Tree; there are several monochrome sets available; I've found a blues set, purple, green, yellow/amber, and orange/tan/brown. More $tree bargains were the patterned papers which were part of the same paper pad collection....Woot! Woot!!

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Other link-ups and shares can be found through these groups and blogs=
a. Mix It Up Challenge Blog; #34; theme is Anything Goes (optional twist of stenciling); my entry is anything goes
link= https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/miucb-34-anything-goes-stenciling.html

b. Incy Wincy Designs blog; Feb. 17-29, 2020 challenge; Anything Goes
link= https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2020/02/feb-17-29-anything-goes.html

c. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; my mediums are cardstock, patterned papers, washi tape and washi flower petals (from a roll), butterfly foil sticker, stamping, inking/edging, gems

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog

design team member of MTTC blog and the following 4 others=

Scrapping 4 fun Challenges
The Crafter's Café Challenge
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
A Place To Start

Saturday, February 15, 2020

15th of the month post for TCCC blog with a February theme of pink or red

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity! The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog has challenge release dates on the 1st and 15th of each month, so this is February's mid-month that I'm referring to. The theme is based on color pink or red.

For Valentine's celebrated inspiration card, I've used a variety of pinks--soft pale pink for the cardstock base to the deep magentas seen in the patterned paper and hearts. There are mauve pink-lavenders used to color the digi image, patterned papers, and alpha stickers for "Luv".


Isn't this image cute and sweet??!!! I love this mix of pastels and bolds with how I colored the digi to coordinate with most of the patterned papers--so charming!


Sponsors for this TCCC connected post are: My Besties and QKR Stampede (which is the provider for this darling image).

TCCC link= https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-236-use-pink-andor-red.html




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Design notes or supply/vendor notes:
a. digi image = QKR Stampede
b. colored markers, gold metallic pen, and a few colored pencils for the image
c. white tag (set of them), blue gems (part of a spool), glitter foam hearts, and 3 of the patterned papers were bought at a dollar discount store
d. foam dots were used to lift up the digi image

more scanned/cropped card photos=




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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups to find my Valentine's card=
a. 613 Avenue to Create; #230; Anything Goes w/ optional twist of banner and bows; my entry is just AG; link= https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-230-anything-goes-woptional.html

b. Incy Wincy Designs; ends Feb 15th, so depending on cut-off time, I might miss this by a hour or two; theme= love, love, love
link= https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2020/02/love-love-love-and-dt-call.html

c. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog; #464; started Feb 5 until the 18th; Anything Goes
link= https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-464.html

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group in Facebook; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

e. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook; a sharing group of artists and crafters; different mediums are gold metallic pen, markers, colored pencils, patterned papers, cardstock, glitter foam hearts, alpha stickers, digital image

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Thanks for reading my part of "Blog-land"! Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Besides being a DT member for TCCC, I'm also part of these challenge blogs' DTs=

Scrapping 4 fun Challenges
My Time To Craft
A Place To Start
52 Christmas Card Throwdown



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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Becca's Heart for Creativity
and I'm a happy design team member for TCCC blog as well as these other 4=

Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog
My Time To Craft Challenge blog
A Place To Start challenge blog
52 Christmas Card Throwdown

February 2020 Week 3 Theme of Cocoa for 52 CCT blog

Hi, welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity. This posting is about cocoa or hot chocolate as the theme for week 7 of 2020 or 3rd week of February at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog.

Can you believe that this weekend marks the 7th of 52 weeks in 2020? Cray-cray!!! This is a busy print-filled card filled with those cozy images associated with cocoa and winter-time. Remember this is a Christmas cards only blog.

Further in the posting, I'll share a bit about all the different vendors, but here's the 1st look at my design team inspiration card for 52 CCT=




More details about how to participate, rules, deadlines, bragging rights, other DT cards, etc. can be found using this link= https://52cct.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-theme-challenge.html




more scanned photo variations=





notes about supplies and vendors=
a. the "Ugly Sweater" stationery was a notepad;
b. "cozy" alpha stickers
c. the steaming cup of hot chocolate/cocoa is a rub-on transfer from a set by Echo Park
d. the cut-apart journal card was part of the cardstock/paper collection from Bo Bunny along with the pinkish red print under it and the reindeer print background paper.
e. reindeer clothespin was 1 of 4 dark stained (w/ 4 natural wood) purchased at Wal-mart this past season
f. kraft cardstock, gems, white snowflake, and cording have been in my stockpile as well as the buttery cream-colored cardstock serving as the base (red paper is used to block out light of the scanner of my printer).

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linking or sharing to these other challenge blogs and Facebook groups:
a. Jingle Belles; started Friday, Feb 14; theme of Rudolph the RED Nosed Reindeer; lots of red
[my card's scanning has toned down most of the reddish tones making them look either pinky-coral or brown; however the 'ugly sweater' stationery sheet in reality has reddish tones, the paper under the journal card cut apart is a tonal red; the brown metallic border on the cut-apart card is actually a dark red like the lettering for sleigh ride and hot cocoa; and the green reindeer print cardstock has a bit of the dark red metallic foil visible in a few small spots; 2 of the letters in cozy--the c & o--are dark reds and then the cup of cocoa is the boldest bright red.]
link= http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2020/02/rudolph-red-nosed-reindeer.html

b. Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #19; February Anything Christmas Goes
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/mlccb-19-february-anything-christmas.html

c. 613 Avenue Create; #230; since Feb 2; Anything Goes w/ Optional Twist of Banners & Bows
[I do have the cording tied in a bow but no banner, so this will just be an AG entry.]
link= https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-230-anything-goes-woptional.html

d. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; a sharing mixed group of artists and crafters

e. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls on Facebook; a sharing group site for crafting bloggers

f. Bleeding Art challenge blog; February challenge; starting 2/15; Anything Goes mixed media
link= https://bleedingartchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge.html
[my card has the clothespin w/ stained wood die-cut of the reindeer, cording, glitter foam snowflake, ugly sweater stationery sheet, other cardstocks & a cut-apart type journal card from the cardstock collection, etc.]

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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

Becca's Heart for Creativity blog and design team member of 52 CCT challenge blog as well as=

A Place To Start
My Time To Craft
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges
The Crafter's Café Challenges


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valentine love or wedding or anniversary theme no 160 for S4fC blog

Welcome to my blog, Becca's Heart for Creativity! Today's post features my design team project for Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog which has a Valentine's Day/love, friends, or wedding/anniversary theme for #160. I got to use this sweet image of the sponsor Polkadoodles called Tandem Ride-Winnie's Special Moments for my card=




link for #160 challenge for S4fC blog=
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-160-valentine-friends-wedding.html









Some supply/vendor notes:
a. the pinkish/coral-ish patterned cardstock is an older My Mind's Eye
b. scraps of solid and patterned cardstock
c. Polkadoodles digital image
d. pink heart doily, pink glitter foam heart are from stash
e. the digital image was lifted up with foam dots
f. 2 different gold glitter pens were used to add outline accenting after cutting out the printed image on cardstock



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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups to see this card=
a. Not Just Cards Challenges blog; February 11--; Anything Goes
link= http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge.html

b. Shopping Our Stash challenge blog; February 4--; "My Heart Is On Fire" theme
link= https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2020/02/shopping-our-stash-413-my-heart-is-on.html

c. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog; #72; Anything Goes
link= https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html

d. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog; #179; Anything Goes
link-= https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-179.html

e. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; sharing site for crafting bloggers

f. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; mediums used were cardstocks, numerical stickers, ink, doily, foam dots to lift up the digi image, digital image, glitter foam hearts, colored pencils, 2 different gold glitter pens

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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog

and besides being a design team member for S4fC blog, I'm also part of the crews for:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
A Place to Start
My Time to Craft
The Crafter's Café Challenges

Saturday, February 8, 2020

February 2020 Week 2 Color Challenge with 52 CCT Blog

Hi, I'm Becca S and this is my blog, Becca's Heart for Creativity. Currently, I'm juggling design team commitments with 5 challenge blogs. A personal crafting goal for 2020 was to be consistent all year long in making Christmas cards, so I was super excited to find out around Thanksgiving time that I would be part of the 52 CCT's design team! This is a weekly format and week #6 of 52 for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog is a color challenge of using 3 shades or tones of blue on your  cards that celebrate Christmas.


Here's my explosion of blue card for the design team inspiration=




Some of the details for participating at 52 CCT can be found at their blog post=
link= https://52cct.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-colours-challenge.html


more scanned pics=




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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups I'm linking this card to are=
a. Winter Wonderland challenge blog; deadline is March 7; theme is Anything Christmas Goes
link= https://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/our-tribute-to-eileen-anything.html

b. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog; started 2/7/2020; theme is Anything Goes
link= https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-179.html

c. 613 Avenue Create challenge blog; started 2/2/2020 & runs for a month; theme is Anything Goes w/ optional twist of banners &/or bows [I'm just having an AG entry]
link= https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-230-anything-goes-woptional.html

d. Facebook: Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

e. Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog; #19; February Anything Christmas Goes theme
link= https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/mlccb-19-february-anything-christmas.html

The blog badges for WW, CFCB,  MLCC & 613 AC=



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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog

a design team member for 52 CCT blog and also these other challenge blogs=

The Crafter's Café Challenge blog
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog
My Time to Craft challenge blog
A Place to Start challenge blog

Friday, February 7, 2020

Love Me Do theme challenge starting at MTTC blog

Welcome! I'm Becca S of Becca's Heart for Creativity and today's blog post features a design team commitment for My Time To Craft challenge blog. For the next fortnight, the theme is focused on love, so we are looking for Valentine's or wedding occasion paper-crafted creations.

My "Love Me Do" card=





"Love Me Do" post link= http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-425-love-me-do.html

MTTC blog ID badge=



February 7th-20th, 2020 is the timeframe for this particular challenge. So use the blog link to get all the details at MTTC's posting. Plus check out what the rest of the design team crew has crafted to help inspire you with this theme.

My husband and I recently celebrated our #24th anniversary and I started singing snippets of various songs that use the word love. He thought I was being too corny. But I was trying to insert a bit of romance to my un-romantic hubby...tee-hee!..."love me tender, love me true"..."love is a many splendid thing"...(or is it splendored?)…"truly, hopelessly in love with you"....

more scanned pics=

I'm not sure why the bottom heart is dark when it's a lavender foil. See the 2nd photo from the top for the more realistic colors of both foil hearts. "& me" is written on the bottom heart.


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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this card will be shared or the post linked=
a. Shopping Our Stash #413 started 2/4/2020 with theme of "My Heart Is On Fire"
link= https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2020/02/shopping-our-stash-413-my-heart-is-on.html

b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog #125 started 2/2/2020 with theme of Always Anything Goes
link= http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/02/c-125.html

c. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog #464 with theme of Anything Goes
link= https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-464.html

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls closed group on Facebook; a sharing site for crafting bloggers

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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog

and besides being a design team member with My Time to Craft, I'm also crew-mates for:

The Crafter's Café Challenges blog
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog
A Place to Start challenge blog
52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog

Monday, February 3, 2020

Masculine Theme February 2020 Challenge at APTS blog

Greetings from the USA heartland and Becca's Heart for Creativity!

For this inspirational card for my resident designer commitment with A Place To Start challenge blog is a masculine birthday card that will be sent to either my oldest nephew or nephew-in-law who both have upcoming February birthdays. Since it has a travel theme I will probably send it to the N-I-L, who enjoys vacationing on his off-time (an ER doc).




Didn't these elements come together to make an interesting guy's birthday card?!!?!!! The ship image was an insert of a frame about traveling, but due to the base dimension of 5"x 7", the frame couldn't be used but this perfect insert could be by itself. It's propped up a bit with foam squares. This ship oval was stamped (from Hampton Arts) and edge inked. Brenda Walton's Around the World Frame & Journaling Pad (2011) including acetate designs is available by K & Company. A few weeks ago, one of my sweet fellow church members & a very crafty gal herself gifted this to me, so I'm excited to start using a blessing!


February 2020's masculine theme challenge for APTS blog starts Monday, February 3rd=
link= https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-2020-challenge-create.html

more pics:


another vendor credit to Martha Stewart Crafts for the "Happy Birthday" ribbon; it's been in my stash for several years. This is my 2nd card in 4 days that I've used it so there's not much left on the spool. (Another good feeling when you can finish up a product that's been buried in amongst other ribbons and cording within larger stockpile!) :)

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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups to which this card's photo or the posting will be linked=
a. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog: #72= Anything Goes theme for February 2020
link= https://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-crafts-galore-encore-challenge.html


b. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog: anything goes theme; now a bi-weekly deadline format; used to be weekly
link= https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-463.html

c. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook; a sharing group for crafting bloggers

d. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; a private group for artists and crafters to share their mixed medium projects [mine uses different cardstocks, washi tape, ribbon, black ink pad, stamped sentiment]

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Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity

besides being a resident designer for A Place To Start, I'm on these design teams=

The Crafter's Café Challenge blog
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges blog
My Time To Craft challenge blog
52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog