Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, January 8, 2021

MTTC challenge blog DT project for 8 Jan 2021 with Thank You theme

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart has made a decision to do my best to include either heart-shape or word 'love' or 'heart' for every card I make in 2021. 2020 wasn't too overly filled with trauma and drama as compared to the previous 2-3 years prior but with all the government restrictions affecting shopping, eating out, and school attendance related to Covid-19, I believe all my friends and family need a little visual reminder that they are loved this year.

My Time to Craft (MTTC) challenge blog is starting the new year with the theme "Thank You". That's a good one following a week or so of receiving Christmas gifts. MTTC's challenges are for 2 weeks/fortnight, so #448 =January 8-21. The next fortnight challenge starts on January 22. Make sure to participate! Use the link listed below to take you to MTTC blog site and learn about guidelines for submissions and to see what the other DT members have made.

Sketch layout comparisons (refer to 2010 card photo further down in this posting)= brackets and bracketed-frames replace the decorative punching and stenciled flourishes; yellow (sunflower) paper doily holes and texture replace the decorative edging on the lavender focal paper; sentiment is in same location; 

My personal creative challenge this year is to take a card layout from 2010 or 2011 to copy-cat in 2021. This card was downloaded by me on 3/23/2010 for my sister's anniversary. I used lots of tools and techniques like decorative-edged scissors, decorative punch, stencils for heart and flourishes, date stamper, and word-processing for the sentiment:

A 2nd personal creative challenge in 2021 is to include a heart-shape and/or word(s) 'heart' or 'love' on every card I make this year. After a stressful 2020, all my friends and family need visual reminders that they are loved by me. 

My Thank You card shown up above has some little hearts made with marker and then topped with glitter paint pens.


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where the card photo or this posting link will be shared:
a. Use Your Stuff challenge blog; 1st challenge for 2021; use new item; the bracket and frames (stickers) are recent purchase; Webster's Pages products 

b. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; 1st challenge for 2021; Anything Goes (using paper); 

c. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; a sharing group for artists and crafters; mediums used were=

d. Paper, Paper, Paper, and Design Team Calls group in FB; a sharing site for crafting bloggers, DT members, and blog owners


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member for these teams: [1] My Time to Craft; [2] My Time to Craft Christmas; NEW on 1/15/2021; [3] A Place to Start; and [4] Createful Heart Designs


  1. What a pretty card! A belated thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. (I had some unexpected dental surgery and the last few weeks of this month!) DT Kathy []

    1. That is fine, Kathy! Thanks for taking time to see my blog!


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