Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, July 1, 2022

MIUCB 1 July 2022 challenge new DT commitment

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My crafty heart is so excited because I was asked to join the design team of Mix It Up challenge blog!! YES!!! 

In 2022 the co-owners decided to change the format length of their challenges to SIX weeks which would create 6 challenges per year. I thought I can do this!!! :) 

With nervous anticipation I committed to getting my mixed media card ready in early June and hopefully wouldn't be last minute for the team deadline of June 20. Then nerves kicked in thinking about what to do.

Mixed Media Anything Goes card= I had placed a lot of purple, pink, and blue scraps plus washi tapes into my May 2022 kit that hadn't been used so that got me wanting to do a washi tape feature panel. And it spiraled into this---

a. marble-ized looking cardstock for the base; 4.5" wide and 7" high

b. pink cardstock panel is about 4" wide x 5.5" high

c. deep magenta pink cardstock scrap is behind the digital image (freebie I made for HQCB) that I had colored and waiting to be used; the image is only part of a larger multi-elements

d. layered stickers of butterfly and hydrangea with butterfly have been in my stash for awhile; but the mauve pink and gold butterfly is brand new and first of set to be used!

e. 4 washi tape prints (Pen + Gear)

f. silver metallic dazzle (Thinking of You is from Paper Wishes website)

g. blue glitter paint pen was used to outline the pink and the deep magenta cardstocks

re-cap of mixed mediums: different types of stickers (metallic and layered), glitter paint pen, colored pencils for filling in the digi, digi image, & 4 washi tapes.


Mix It Up challenge blog #60  starts July 1, 2022 and runs for 6 weeks closing on August 15, 2022. MIUCB is a techniques focused challenge blog with formats of mixed media, altered art, etc. #60 is a Anything Goes (mixed media) with option of clean and simple.



DT card using CAS option=

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I got messy dabbing pink, blue, and purple acrylic paint around a sheet of white cardstock, trying to be random in placements every 3" or so. After giving it some dry time, I came back with gold glitter tempera paint that was dabbed or dotted randomly. I've still got the rest of the sheet yet to use!!!! The gold metallic "Hello" dazzle for a simple sentiment and keeping the layers just to the small paint focal piece as well as the short blue glitter decorative tape and a few more dots of gold glitter paint helped keep this Clean and Simple. Lots of white space. 


other challenge blogs and Facebook groups for sharing and link-ups:

1. NBUS; Never Before Used Schtuff challenge blog; [ CARD #1= 1st usage of gold metallic foil butterflies; set has 2 different sizes and several color and patterned wing differences too!]


2. Mixed Media Mayhem group

3. Creative Artiste challenge blog; CARD #2


4. The Great Stash Bash challenge blog; with Lisa and Lori; May 2022 kit leftover pieces were the color/cardstock bases for CARD #1

link to Lori's June 2022 TGSB=

5. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group in FB; 

6. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; 

7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; anything goes; Card #2


8. Fab N Funky challenges blog; Summer Colors; mixed media CARD #1 includes summer flowers in washi tape, butterflies, hydrangea layered flower die-cut sticker

link =


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

**Design team member of Mix It Up challenge blog as of July 1, 2022!!!!!


  1. Two beautiful mixed-media cards Becca - well done on your new DT spot!

  2. Wow Becca, these cards are gorgeous. Both have a very elegant design and I love the colour combo you've chosen. Congratulations for your new DT spots, you're very talented. Hugs, María.

    1. Thanks, Maria!!! I try. I love the problem-solving aspects to the creative process the most. Sometimes execution isn't the best or precise but I keep trying.

  3. Great use of Washi tape and stickers, Becca! Two lovely mixed media cards! So nice to see this in the NBUS gallery!

  4. fab cards. Thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  5. Congratulations on joining the Design Team at the Mix It Up Challenge, Becca! I'm sure they are delighted to have you! You've done a bang-up job with your first inspiration pieces, both CAS and non-CAS! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  6. So beautiful. I love it. Regine


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