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Monday, August 16, 2021

CHD Challenge Blog 15 August 2021 Start Date using Cute Chickadee image from CHD

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!!! My artsy-crafty heart is thrilled to be able to use this digital image that Mary created in 2018. Mary is half of the dynamic couple that own Createful Heart Designs. The CHD challenge blog has "anything goes" theme/non-theme so I've decided to use the image for a birthday greeting card. 


*August 15, 2021 to September 14, 2021

*#35 anything goes

*using Cute Chickadee image by Mary/2018

Cheerful Chickadee Birthday card =

Some design and vendor notes:
a. honey gold cardstock = Neenah; for card base
b. 5" wide x 7" high
c. the chartreuse and yellow cardstocks are recycled packaging
d. the pretty pink and beige dotted cardstock= Jen W's 29th Street Market collection from My Mind's Eye
e. bubble shaped border sticker cut into 2 sections, 2 buttons, and the bird silhouette sticker (this one is seen on the inside view) are from Webster Pages
f. gold metallic alpha stickers = Freckled Fawn
g. background cardstocks and image CS were inked edged in dark brown
h. colored pencils used to color the digital image

CHD challenge blog badges=

Link #35

Etsy link for the digital image=


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups for participation linkage or sharing card photo=


Seize the Birthday challenge blog; Stripes is the topping option and 1 of the button stickers and border sticker have striped patterning; 


2. Use Your Stuff challenge blog; theme is real life; My card's image reason for why I selected it was due to the primary classroom teaching decorating scheme I have of merging the 4 yearly seasons with birds picked. At first I was going to stick just to picking at least 3 birds for each season such as crows, owls, and turkeys for autumn season however now that I got very recently hired for 1st grade, I'm adding in some wildlife creatures for "First Grade Forest Friends". So birds have been on my mind lately. This card I think will be sent to a cousin who is battling breast cancer and has a September birthday. I hope it will cheer her up.


UYS blog badge= 

3. The Seasonal Cardmaker group on Facebook; colors used for the card are definitely spring-summer vibe for being light and bright!

4. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; inked edging, alphas and accent stickers, recycled and regular plain and patterned cardstocks, colored pencils

5. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group on Facebook; 


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of Createful Heart Design challenge blog

Friday, August 13, 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas style theme of Off The Page starts 13 August 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is the 16th fortnight challenge for the sister blog MTTCC to its MTTC! My artsy-crafty heart can't believe how quickly 2021 seems to be progressing. This Christmas card challenge blog started in mid-January and we are ready for our 16th competition period!!! The new challenge theme is what I'm referring to as a style theme. Shell wants us to go "off the page" with how we style or format our Christmas cards. 

I've interpreted that 2 ways with my red glitter panel by (1) using lots of foam adhesive squares to lift it off the page or base card and (2) shortened the length of the card just a bit in order for the panel to be off the side of the base. I'm very impressed with the results: style, color, mix of prints, and the wise men visit portrayal. 

*My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #16

*Starts 13 August 2021 for 13 days

*Christmas/winter cards must show some type of "off the page" aspect; besides my 2 methods there are different fold formats and easel cards that would work when a focal piece or sentiment piece is extended off to a side as well as interactive function accent pieces that have a spring or folded accordion step section to lift and dangle an accent piece from the card base

"Oh Come Let Us Adore Him" said the Wise Men Christmas card=

Link to #16 at MTTCC for participation, rules, and see what the other design team members made for this different idea=

Blog and DT member badges for MTTCC=

Design and vendor notes:
a. Echo Park's Away in a Manger collection gets the credit for making this wonderful religious Christmas card come together: the script patterned CS is 1 side of the "Heavenly Hosts" item in the collection along with the wise men sticker and the OCLUAH sticker
b. The script patterned cardstock is printed in navy blue with white print. If you click on the above closeup scanned photo you should be able to see that I changed the little white dots to red ones and the stars went from white to silver metallic!!! Those are little details that make looking at the card in person very impressive regarding color repetition. 
c. charcoal gray cardstock is from Astrobrights/Neenah
d. white with red diagonal striped paper was actually a sticker back application
e. almost navy blue with white dot cardstock has been in stash a long time and I forget who the vendor is
f. red glitter foam piece could have been sticker backed applied but I didn't peel that off since I used foam adhesive squares to lift the piece off the surface of the card
g. 3 clear/silvery looking crystal cut gems for accent...I absolutely LOVE this card!!! The mix of colors, prints, layers and then the coordinates from Echo Park just combined into an amazing Christmas card!!!


other challenge blogs to link to for participation=


Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; anything goes; not using their posted Bible verse; I'm referencing the Wise Men, a phrase from carol hymn, and Scriptural words in the text print cardstock;

WAW blog badge: 


Facebook groups for sharing this amazing card=

a. SIC= Scripturally Inspired Creativity

b. MMC= Mixed Media Creativity

c. PPPDTC= Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls

d. BYSHC= Build Your Holiday Card Stash (I saved acronym incorrectly)

e. TSC= The Seasonal Card maker

f. CCMWF= Christian Card Makers~ Women's Fellowship

g. BJFA= Bible and Journaling Faith Art


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member of My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

Friday, August 6, 2021

Quick and Easy Birthday Card for my brother

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This post will be shorter than most! :) It's been a long time since I've made a card not required as a design team commitment. Those types of postings I always include the blog badges, link, and lots of details about the new challenge of participation/competition. As the blog title states that this is for my brother, orange is his favorite color, so it was chosen for the base.

He rarely travels for leisure because he drives a semi for his living! But I couldn't resist using this oval label piece as a focal and add in some summery tropical flair with the sassy pineapple! 

Quick and easy with the various stickers: chevron striped type labels, the die-cut layered pineapple, and the different types of lettering. 

Happy Birthday little brother!


A few design and vendor notes:

1. flat orange card base and matching envelope are from Darice

2. gold honey cardstock scrap piece is from Astrobrights/Neenah

3. the letter tile stickers for "to you" are from Freckled Fawn

4. small square foam adhesives are used to lift up the focal piece


linking and sharing card photo are:

a. Seize The Birthday challenge blog; birthday cards with stripes option or anything goes birthday; MY CARD will be stripes birthday and I'll be giving it to my brother who has a birthday tomorrow!!! link=

b. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; Always Anything Goes; about 7 days left for the current challenge; link-

**blog badges for LPCF and STB--

sorry, the STB image for their stripes option is not copying and loading properly

c. Mixed Media Creativity group

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S