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Friday, May 27, 2022

27 May 2022 MTTCC #35 Theme of Wreaths DT cards

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm Becca S as I go by in blogland and my husband and I live in the USA heartland, the Midwest. I spent the bulk of my childhood years in Illinois while he grew up in Missouri. Our paths crossed in June 1995 which was 5 years after I'd moved to the St. Louis metro area. His first wife died in March 1995 and his oldest sister came to work at the decorating store where I did about the same time. She tried to introduce us for awhile and finally 6 days after I turned 33, Joe agreed to meet me! We quickly connected and were married 7 months and 1 week after meeting!!! <3

It's been awhile since I shared any personal info so I thought I'd go back to the beginning of my love story that has continued for over 26 years now. 

He tolerates (!!) my crafting! It brings me joy and he hears many of our friends and family state how they enjoy receiving one of my handmade cards. Today's blog posting showcases wreath-themed cards for my Design Team commitment for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog. 

#35 challenge starts May 27, 2022 and ends June 9th. I've crafted 2 cards with 1 showing a wreath on a door and the other it is around the deer's neck!!

Card #1 Welcome To Our Home Christmas card=

A few design and vendor notes: Bo Bunny's Christmas Treasures 6" x 8" paper pad (2019) for the gorgeous foil striped patterned cardstock. A gift tag circle front panel is the focal. The red metallic foil dazzles of "MC" are from Paper Wishes website.


MTTCC link #35=


another inspiration DT card-------->

Card #2 Merry Christmas Dear card=

A few design and vendor notes for card #2: Bo Bunny's Christmas Treasures 6" x 8" paper pad (2019) for the lovely holly and berries patterned cardstock. More red metallic foil dazzles from Paper Wishes website. More gift tags upcycled. The top one with the deer has foam tape under it to add dimension. And in the photo below, the mini clothespin clip with the wood deer made it hard to get a good view on the scanner plate. I wanted to show both views. Red flat card base with matching envelope were purchased at The Paper Source website. 

 Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups where I will also share these cards are:


A. Jingle Belles; current theme started May 20th; Masculine Merry Christmas; will link card #2 with the deer-----EDIT: on June 2nd I was selected for Top 3!!! Woot!!! That puts the merry in my Christmas spirit! Thanks, JB!!! 



B. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; #115; a few days left; Anything Christmas Goes; I'll link card #1



C. ABC Christmas Challenge; since May 11, 2022; J is for Joke and/or K is for Kraft; both of my cards have kraft brown but card 1 I think has more so I'll link it 



D. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge; #38 for May 2022; both cards have patterned papers/cardstocks; will show card 2



E. NBUS; Never Before Used Schtuff; red metallic foil gift tags used on card #2 are the first 2 of their pack bought a year ago to be used


F. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB

G. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB

H. The Seasonal Cardmaker group in FB


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


  1. Another couple of gorgeous Christmas cards Becca - love hte wreath on the reindeer's neck :)
    I met my hubby to be on Dec 27th, and and married him on 4th May - just over four months, and we were married for 43 years and two days before he passed!!

    1. thanks, Maxine!!! And thanks for sharing your love story! That's a wonderful accomplishment to have stayed together for over 4 decades. You must miss him every day. Hugs!

  2. Two pretty Christmas cards, Becca - just love the papers you combined! Thanks for sharing again at NBUS!! Linda, May Guest Designer

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  4. Both beautiful cards and love the tag with the stag on.Thank you for sharing your love story and for the lovely comment you left on my blog.We met at 17yrs married at 19yrs and will have been married 53yrs in Dec
    Carol x

    1. Wow! What a wonderful testimony to love and commitment! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. très jolie création Becca, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC, biz


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