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Friday, April 30, 2021

MTTC New Theme Focus on the Sentiment starts 30 April 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart is excited and hopefully I can keep the layout simple to let the sentiment be the focus! Let's see what the creative wheels and time at the desk and table have wrought this week:

My Time To Craft's new theme is "Sentiment". Put the focus on the cover sentiment/message! Make it bold. Make it colorful. Make it out of bling. Whatever. Who knows? Combine all of those! Check out my projects and use the MTTC challenge post #456 seen a little bit further down to take you over there to see what the other DT members have made.

Circling to "Have A Great Birth Day" card=


Isn't this terrific!

Design and vendor notes:

a. flat base (5" x 7") and background plain sage green (4.5" x 6.5") cardstocks are from Astrobrights/Neenah

b. other solid color cardstock scraps for the circles are from Astrobrights or Pen + Gear

c. patterned cardstock scrap (4" x 6") has been in my stash for way too many years...I forget who made it

d. alpha stickers are Webster Pages/Alison Kreft (have) and Freckled Fawn (a, great, birth, day)

e. star and heart stickers are Simple Stories

f. ink edging are cardstocks except base 

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link for MTTC challenge blog = http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-456-sentimental.html

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I had so much fun and loved the results of Card #1 that I made a Card #2 using same old card layout and the theme focus on the sentiment. I changed the wording, used different dimensions for the background papers and some of the circles. 

"Have a fun & super birth day card"=


Design and vendor notes:

a. flat base (5" x 7") cardstock; yellow print (4.75" x 6") cardstock is from My Mind's Eye; the 'bird's eye view' black and cream patterned paper is from The Paper Studio; the very pale mint green with white dot patterned cardstock (largest circle) is also from My Mind's Eye

b. the others are scraps, probably either Pen + Gear or Astrobrights/Neenah

c. alpha stickers for 'have', 'fun', 'birth', and 'day' are from Freckled Fawn

d. the & and little heart are from Webster Pages

e. the multicolor letters for 'super' and the corrugated cupcake stick-on are from Dollar Tree

f. alpha letter 'a' in bright pink is from Simple Stories

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At the start of the year I wanted 2021 to be filled with love and to also take a throwback look to cards I made in 2010 or 2011 to be my inspiration. I haven't done that for March and April, so I'm starting the planning and blog draft process with this soon-to-be card's inspo:


This thinking of you card was photographed/scanned on March 9, 2010. Different stencils were used for the different circle sizes and for the squiggles. 

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sharing or linking to other challenge blogs and Facebook groups with the new card=

a. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; anything goes; 

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2021/04/c-156.html


b. Seize the Birthday challenge blog; started April 29th; birthday theme [not doing the option]

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2021/04/seize-birthday-213-furry-friends.html

ID badges for the 2 challenge blogs:



c. Mixed Media Creativity group


d. Paper, Paper, Paper and Design Team Calls group


e. The Seasonal Cardmaker group; soft pastel springtime color tones used


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Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member for My Time To Craft (MTTC) challenge blog

more scanned and cropped pics of the card=





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Friday, April 23, 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas no 8 Baubles or Ornaments Only Theme for 23 April 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart got excited about creating a scene that simulates a window scene or wall d├ęcor with banner/bunting and 3 strands of ornaments coming down. Shell (MTTCC blog owner) wants to see bauble(s)/ornament(s) by themselves. No tree is necessary. She wants the focus to be the bauble. So design your own, use die-cut, use a stamp or digital image, etc. Look in your winter holiday stash and see what you have. 

I couldn't resist having a green plaid triangle shape in the background. And I did intentionally set it off-center. Join us at My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog theme #8 that starts 23 April 2021

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Ornaments and Banner Card:







more scanned cropped photos:



Vendor notes:
1. green tonal plaid cardstock and stickers (banner and those used for ornaments) are from the Away in the Manger collection by Echo Park
2. The white and gold metallic "Merry Christmas" is called a dazzle and there are oodles of options at Paper Wishes website
3. Background and base cardstocks are either Pen + Gear or Neenah/Astrobrights


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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups=

a. The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup; #76; optional twist of red and gold (I do have some of both but not as dominant colors)

link= https://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-76-opt-twistred-gold.html

b. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; #33; Anything Christmas Goes; 

link= https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/mlccb-33-april-anything-christmas-goes.html

A & B blog badges=


c. The Seasonal Cardmaker group

d. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group

e. Mixed Media Creativity group

f. Christian Card Makers ~ Women's Fellowship group

g. Paper, Paper, Paper and Design Team Calls group 

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Crafting in the USA heartland (with 1" of snow on April 20th!!!),

Becca S

*Design Team member of My Time To Craft Christmas

Friday, April 16, 2021

MTTC challenge blog Office Supply Theme for 16 April 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart wanted to go crazy with MTTC's new theme! I didn't want to use an office supply like an embellishment but to really build most of the card cover with office/stationery supplies. Creative thoughts were better than the execution, however....see what you all think.

My Time To Craft's # theme challenge will start early on Friday, April 16, 2021 and will last a fortnight. 

 CARD #1: Today's Plan Birthday card=






link for MTTC's office/stationery supply (-ies) theme # =

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-455-use-stationery.html



Creative design process included these supplies found in or on my desk or table used for crafting=

1. regular and jumbo sized paper clips

2. two types of memo notes--yellow and sage green lined sticky notes and white lined memo page ripped from the memo pad

3. micro-thin washi tapes used as little banner flags on the jumbo clips

4. three colors of highlighters were used to create a border on the white memo paper

5. four colors of ink pens to write the birthday sentiment

6. three colors of permanent markers were used to create a dotted border on the card bases

7. a planner stencil sheet with different words or phrases had the 'today's plan' that I thought went well with the idea of a birthday celebration

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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where this posting or a card photo will be shared:

a. Seize the Birthday challenge blog; #212; started Thu April 12; birthday cards only with optional topping theme of spring flowers; My card will just anything goes birthday

link= http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2021/04/seize-birthday-212-spring-flowers.html


b. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Challenge group; 

c. Mixed Media Creativity group

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CARD #2: Leading Mother Card for Mother's Day=






Did you spot all the office supplies used in Card #2?

1. markers

2. pencil

3. eight micro-thin washi tapes wrapped around the pencil in a repeating patterning

4. hole puncher was used on the color dots on the right side; the marker dots make a colorful border on the inside 

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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where I'll share this post and/or this card

a. Use Your Stuff challenge blog; #420 theme of Spring or Easter; spring theme for this Mother's Day card with the posy-shaped paper cutout, colors, and colorful washi tapes wrapped around the pencil; 

link= http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2021/04/420-springeaster.html


b. Mixed Media Creativity group; private; 

c. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group; sharing site for crafting bloggers, DT members, and blog owners

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Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of My Time To Craft challenge blog



Thursday, April 15, 2021

CHD challenge blog no 31 starts 15 April 2021

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart is excited this week to be able to showcase 2 digital images made by Createful Heart Designs. Without further ado...

Design Team Inspiration Card #1 with Image #1 Water Lilies with Dragonflies

Zibbet store link= https://marketplace.zibbet.com/createful-heart-design/water-lilies-with-dragonflies-digital-stamp-image


Note: the dot print paper is from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby; colored pencils were used for the majority of coloring for the digital image with a teeny bit of black marker dots for the dragonflies' eyes and a bit of yellow for the stamens on the largest waterlily; such a scene of serenity when I look at the image and the colors and prints I added  to surround it!

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Design Team Inspiration Card #2 with Image #2 Angel Bear

Zibbet store link= https://createful-heart-design.zibbet.com/angel-bear-digital-stamp-outlined-image 


Note: the 2 gorgeous patterned cardstocks used for the backdrops are from My Mind's Eye's 29th Street Market collection; the green diagonal striped cardstock is also My Mind's Eye but from the 'find your wings' collection; only colored pencils used for the Angel Bear digital image...simply charming!...Oh! Freckled Fawn for the blush pink with gold letter alpha stickers!!! NEW stash item for me!!!

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CHD or Createful Heart Design challenge blog has had several blog ID badges. This one with the cardinals is the most recent for the DT members. Link for the anything goes theme/not a theme challenge #31 for April 15 (actual April 22)-May 14, 2021=

https://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2021/04/welcome-to-challenge-31-april-22nd-may.html

*****Note: there has been a delay on the release of #31. ******* WILL EDIT IN WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. --note the dates in the link: April 22 (7am EST) to May 14, 2021.

Meanwhile this is the March 15th #30 challenge that just ended yesterday:

https://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2021/03/welcome-to-challenge-30.html




****more cropped scanned photos of both cards after my closing of the text portion of this post


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other challenge blogs and Facebook groups that will be linked or have shared card photo(s)

CARD #1: Water Lilies and Dragonflies

a. The Seasonal Card Maker group

c. Mixed Media Creativity group

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group

e. Createful Heart Design FB group


CARD #2: Angel Bear

a. Little Red Wagon challenge blog; challenge theme "in the air tonight" started 4/14/2021; Card #2 has the angel with wings spread out; (Card #1 does have dragonflies but I will only link/show Card #2)

link= http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2021/04/challenge-597-in-air-tonight.html

b. Word Art Wednesday  challenge blog; I'm linking as an anything goes entry; I've not finished the inside of the cards yet so I'll probably use the Bible verse for both to add before I mail out. link=

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2021/04/weeks-487-488-anything-goes.html



c. Mixed Media Creativity group

d. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group

e. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group

f. Createful Heart Design FB group

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Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design team member of Createful Heart Designs challenge blog