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Friday, September 29, 2023

MTTCC #70 Silver Bells song theme DT project for 29 Sept 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! It is time again to showcase another Christmas theme from My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog that I manage. 

WHAT: MTTCC #70 theme is the Christmas song, "Silver Bells"

WHEN: starts September 29 and lasts 13 days

SHOW and TELL:



1. striped paper = The Paper Studio

2. silver alphas = Freckled Fawn

3. plaid alphas = Jot/bought at Dollar Tree

4. the middle square silver with white embossing design = Martha Stewart

5. silver mirror foil paper, clear gems, bows, = stash

6. cardstocks = Art Skills' Crafter's Closet


WHERE: MTTCC #70 posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2023/09/mttcc-70-theme-is-based-on-silver-bells.html

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OTHER PLACES:

A. Krafty Chicks; current; All Occasions week theme; MY card is Christmas Day occasion

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/krafty-chicks-challenge-683-all.html

B. Christmas Craft Creations; about midway through; Metallics theme; my Christmas card has lots of silver

link= https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2023/09/september-challenge-reminder-metallics.html

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C. ABC Christmas Challenge; current/started Sept 13; choosing "T is for Three of a Kind"; My Christmas card has 3 glitter bows with 3 little silver balls/'faux bells'

link= https://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/abc-christmas-challenge-s-t-are-for.html

D. The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Challenges; current for a couple of days; anything Christmas

link= http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-148-anything-christmas-goes.html

E. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up; current; Anything Goes Christmas with option of Ornaments/Baubles; my card is for 'bells' which there are ornaments that replicate bell shape but I consider my card as ACG

link= https://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-104-anything-goes-christmas.html

and

FB groups: MMC (glitter bows with silver accents, inked edges, mirror foil paper, 2 different alpha stickers); PPPDTC; COTM; and others if time

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT = MTTCC and MTTC

*co-owner/DT = CBCB and AACB

*owner/DT = FQCCCB, FQGS, FQCB, HQCB, and TFATU;

 starting October 7 will be the launch of the first competition for FQCCCB or FarmQuest Country Christmas Challenge Blog; think exterior/outdoors rural Christmas decorations or snowy/icy landscapes for your images; accepted formats are: cards, gift card holders, tags, and package toppers (like those for candy treat bags). 



Friday, September 22, 2023

MTTC #517 Use 2 or more print papers theme DT card for 22 September 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This card was made from a box of stash items that I haven't accessed for several months. It was like a breath of fresh air to delve into the box and see what would work for MTTC's #517.

WHAT: My Time To Craft challenge blog's #517 theme is to use 2 or more patterned/print papers (or cardstocks).

WHEN: #517 starts September 22, 2023 and lasts for 13 days

SHOW and TELL:


1. Close To My Heart card kit pieces: blue flowered print cardstock base (only 85% is flowered); yellow with tiny white flowers banner die-cut cut in half; and white with teeny tiny light blue dots banner die-cut

2. unknown origin for white with dark blue leafy print paper was received as extras from a swap partner from a FB group

3. Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree = sheet of varied cupcake stickers

4. Stampin' Up = very old "HB" stamp

5. stash= 2 layered flower die-cut stick-ons; black ink pad for stamping; blue ink pad for paper edging and a blue marker for outlining

WHERE: MTTC #517 blog posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/mttc-517-theme-is-usage-of-2-or-more.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Creative Knockouts; started Sept 21 Thurs with same theme as MTTC; my card has 4 prints (a tonal blue floral print on card base, yellow and white floral print, white with black leafy print, and the white with teeny light blue dots)

link= http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2023/09/504-2-or-more-pattern-papers-conie-fong.html

B. Seize The Birthday; week 2 of 2; fall colors toppings/option theme but mine is Anything Goes Birthday

link= http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2023/09/seize-birthday-269-use-fall-colors.html


C. Hand Stamped Sentiments; week 1 of 2; see photo for inspo; MY card is sparked by the white, light blue, and hints of yellow/sandy tan AND "HB" is stamped

link= http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/2023/09/hand-stamped-sentiments-inspiration.html

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D. P-inspirational Challenges; started Sept 1; theme of birthday and leaves; MY card has "HB" stamped on it along with a cupcake and behind those is a white with black leafy stem print paper

link= https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2023/09/pinspirational-challenge-305-september.html

photo= 


and

FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity; The Seasonal Cardmaker; PPPDTC; COTM; 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


**Besides MTTC and MTTCC, I'm involved with these challenge blogs as co-owner: AACB and CBCB and owner: TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS.


Friday, September 15, 2023

MTTCC #69 Joy To The World carol theme DT inspiration card for 15 September 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart is happy to take time to craft these Christmas cards based on the church caroling hymn "Joy To The World". I was the one on the design team to suggest this theme and thought it would present lots of artsy opportunities for crafters. But then even I got a bit stuck however a stash quest into my Christmas, journaling and farm country boxes resulted in these crafty mergers!

WHAT: My Time To Craft Christmas (MTTCC) #69 theme of "Joy To The World" 

WHEN: #69 starts September 15, 2023 and lasts 13 days

SHOW and TELL:

Card #1


1. vinyl sticker "always be joyful" = Creative Devotion

2. silver star stickers = Hot Off The Press

3. white foam snowflake stickers - Oriental Trading (?)

4. silver paint pen, seafoam blue/green cardstock base = Crafter's Closet

5. house print acrylic overlay- Webster Pages

6. teal-ish blue with white dots print cardstock = My Mind's Eye 

and

Card #2


1. blue cardstock base cut to 5" wide x 6" high = Crafter's Closet/Art Skills

2. village scene print paper = Martha Stewart

3. silver and white paint pens/markers = (new for me) 

4. globe sticker = 

5. joy with color splashes vinyl sticker = Creative Devotions

6. circular grid sticky note = ?

7. the light mint green with white dot cardstock scrap (used behind the globe) = My Mind's Eye

8. red ink pad to edge the papers; black marker to outline the papers/cardstocks; white thread = stash items


WHERE: My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #69 post link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2023/09/mttcc-69-theme-is-joy-to-world-caroling.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Creative Inspiration challenge blog; current; anything goes

link= https://creativeinspirationchallenges.blogspot.com/2023/09/creative-inspiration-challenges-6.html

B. Christmas Craft Creations; started on Sept 13; Metallics theme; both Christmas cards have silver metallic paint pen marker applied; 1st card also has silver foil stars; so I will show card #1

link= https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2023/09/september-challenge-metallics.html

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C. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenges blog; current for Sept 2023; anything goes Christmas (option of baubles/ornaments); my cards are just AGC

link= http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-104-anything-goes-christmas.html

D. Crafty Calendar Challenge blog; current for Sept 2023; anything goes

link= http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/september-challenge-anything-goes.html


and FB groups: Scripturally Inspired Creativity group; Bible Journaling and Faith Art; Christian Card Makers - Women's Fellowship; PPPDTC; 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*Besides MTTCC, I'm the DT/manager of MTTC which are both owned by Shell S. 

I co-own 2 challenge blogs with Leslie T = AACB and CBCB.

I own 4 challenge blogs= TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS.

  

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Ally's Angels #74 Anything Goes Theme starting 10 September 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's excited about using another section from the 2 sheets of  identical overlays from "Hello World" by Allison Kreft Designs from Webster Pages!! These acrylic sheet with cut-apart sections/panels have been stored in my stash for over 3 years!!!

WHAT: Ally's Angels #74 Anything Goes theme challenge blog

WHEN: #74 starts on September 10, 2023 for 1 month

SHOW and TELL:


1. "Happy Little Moments" acrylic panel cut from "Hello World" 12" square sheet; Allison Kreft Designs from Webster Pages; a black permanent marker used on the upper white scalloped border so that is would show 

2. 'love' striped journal/cut-apart card from My Mind's Eye; love outlined with a fine detail tip black pen; 3 colored pencils used to make white stripes into orange, green and yellow (same colors as text print on the acrylic);  

3. three layers of background paper/cardstocks

4. layered butterfly stick-on; from a multiple color and size package bought at Dollar Tree


AACB #74 blog posting link=

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-74-challenge-73-winner-top.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A.  Classic Design Challenge; current started Sept 1 and will extend into early October as they shift their launch dates; anything goes

link= https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/classic-design-challenge-september-9.html

B. Creative Artists challenge blog; current; anything mixed media goes; MY card has an acrylic overlay; I altered it by using a black marker to darken the scalloped "curtain" print on the overlay; the cut-apart card had 3 colored pencils used to color-fill the white stripes and repeat the colors of the lettering/phrasing printed on the overlay plus I outlined the 'love' to help define it more under the overlay; gems and a butterfly were added for accents

link= https://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com/2023/09/welcome-to-creative-artiste-challenge-97.html

C. Love To Scrap challenge blog; current; anything goes that is 'scrappy'; MY card has 5 layers--yellow cardstock base, light peach-orange paper scrap, a light blue cardstock scrap, a cut-apart card, a plastic overlay!!

link= https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2023/09/ltscb-163-anything-goes-ltscb-162.html

D. Paper Craft Crew challenges; current; vertical sketch; MY card's stacked sentiment on the overlay "Happy Little Moments" has "love" printed on the cut-apart card underneath that if off-set and gives a staggered look like the sketch; also the gems duplicate the top right circles and the butterfly's location is different than the bottom left circles but it does give an accent near the bottom of the sketch/card

link= https://papercraftcrew.com/pcc534-vertical-sketch-challenge/

sketch image= 


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(Besides AACB, I'm involved in these 7 other challenge blogs: CBCB, TFATU, FQCB, FQGS, HQCB, MTTC, MTTCC.)


Friday, September 8, 2023

MTTC #516 Dogs and or Cats theme DT card starts 8 September 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's doing a happy dance for using some old stash for these DT cards! Yep! 

WHAT: My Time To Craft challenge blog's #516 theme of cats and/or dogs; card #1 is a humorous motivational card with cat and dog stickers; and my 2nd card focuses on dogs, paw prints, bones

WHEN: September 8 for 13 days

SHOW and TELL:

card #1


1. square aperture white card base = Studio G

2. gold foil bicycle sticker = Shimelle

3. cat and dog stickers = Twisted Whiskers through Tender Heart Greetings

4. pink and pink arrow/herringbone print papers = Art Skills' Crafter's Closet

5. gold die-cut thick phrase stickers (part of a variety set) = Dollar Tree

6. cocoa brown ink pad = Memento

Design process note: While making a different card for another challenge blog, I accessed a stash box and came across the wide-eyed animal stickers and thought I'd make a last minute humorous card to add to the MTTC blog. Was I crazy to make this? Too bizarre?

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card #2


1. all 3 border stickers = old; Current Card Catalog

2. alpha stickers, heart gems, heart paper, green ink pad and marker = stash items

3. blue and green cardstocks = Neenah


WHERE: MTTC #516 blog posting link:

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/09/mttc-516-theme-is-dogs-and-or-cats.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Little Red Wagon challenge blog; current theme of square or rectangle; WHY= the 1st shared card on my posting was to make a quick last-minute 2nd inspiration project for MTTC and on my work table I had these square card bases with a small square window opening and thought it would be small time frame to get the funny motivational card made

link= http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-721square-or-rectangle.html

B. Craft-alnica challenge blog; current theme of 'on wheels'; the 1st shared card on my post has the large bicycle sticker even though it is for a dog/cat theme DT project...instead of 'never give up!', at first, I was thinking along the lines of 'look at us' or 'please take us along' or 'rolling along'....

link= http://craft-alnica.blogspot.com/2023/09/izziv-343-na-kolesih.html

C. Critter Crazy Challenges blog; current Sept with focus on animals; either card would work but I'll show card #1

link= https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-78-anything-goes-with.html

D. Crafty Animals challenge blog; current Sept with focus on animals; again, either card would work but for easy linking, I'll show card #1

link= http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2023/09/challenge-76.html


and

FB groups: PPPDTC, 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(DT commitments are with these 2 that I manage--MTTC and MTTCC; these 2 that I co-own--AACB and CBCB; and these 4 that I own--TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS.)


Friday, September 1, 2023

MTTCC #68 Ornaments theme DT card for 1 September 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I still like to get Christmas cards mailed even though the number varies on what gets out. I'm sure that happens for many of my fellow artisan friends too. I even sent a few Christmas cards out in July for something fun to surprise a few distant family members! Today's card is about ornaments. 

WHAT: My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #68 ornaments theme

WHEN: September 1-14, 2023

SHOW and TELL: Festive Ornaments Christmas card


1. red cardstock base is about 5" x 6"; Art Skills

2. brown cardstock base is about 1.5" x 5"; Art Skills

3. ornaments print cardstock is about 3" x 5"; ? Together For Christmas paper pad ?

4. white foil/vinyl dazzle/sticker of "MC" ; Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

5. felt ornaments; Dollar Tree

6. red thread, black ink, = stash items


WHERE: MTTCC #68 ornaments theme blog post link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2023/09/mttcc-68-ornaments-theme-starts-1.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog; started Aug 23; Make A Scene theme; my card has a 'wood shelf' with dangling ornaments in front of ornament print "wallpaper" for this Christmas card

link= https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2023/08/make-scene.html

B. 613 Avenue Create challenge blog; almost over; Anything Goes (not the option for CAS)

link= https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2023/08/august-2023-anything-goes-w-optional.html

C. ABC Christmas Challenge; still open; current letters are P for Presents or Q for Quick or R for Robins; MY CARD was QUICK TO MAKE; the white dazzle sticker sentiment just had to be positioned on the "faux wood shelf" and the 3 felt ornament stickers just had to have red thread to make them look like they are dangling; and the ornament papers panel was an easy measure, cut, and adhere to the base before everything else

link= https://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/08/abc-christmas-challenges-p-q-r-are-for.html

D. Jingle Belles; started Sept 1; Vintage Christmas; my card's felt layered ornaments are reminiscent of classic ornaments from the 1960s-1970s

link= http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2023/09/have-yourself-very-vintage-christmas.html

and

FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity (thread, marker/ink, felt ornaments, foil/vinyl sticker sentiment); PPPDTC; 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


DT commitments:

1. MTTCC

2. MTTC

3. AACB

4. CBCB

5. TFATU

6. HQCB

7. FQCB

8. FQGS

 

Friday, August 25, 2023

MTTC #515 DT card for theme of using die cuts starting 25 August 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This post showcases my DT card with the supply/technique theme of using die-cuts. 

WHAT: My Time To Craft (MTTC) #515 using die-cuts theme

WHEN: starts August 25 and last 13 days

SHOW and TELL:


1. 2 die-cuts are from Prima Marketing (light blue with pink and white frame; birthday cake image)

2. light yellow with celery green floral print cardstock = super old discovery in my older stash

3. sage green print paper = another very old discovery in my stash--Hot Off  The Press

4. creamy yellow cardstock base of A2 size; edges distressed with edge of scissor blade; newer stash

5. yarn, mini gem dots are also stash

6. Memento pear green ink pad

7. Google Doc text box (I did a sheet of different phrases) printed on kraft paper


WHERE: MTTC #515 launched blog link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/08/mttc-515-theme-is-use-die-cuts-with.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Seize The Birthday; current/midway; anything goes birthday (not the topping)

link= http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2023/08/seize-birthday-268-make-it-musical.html

B. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog; current/midway; anything goes with paper

link= http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2023/08/pennys-challenge-553.html

C. Word Art Wednesdays; current/midway; anything goes that is uplifting; my card is a sweet delicate birthday card

link= http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2023/08/anything-goes-weeks-609-610.html

D. Use Your Stuff; current; theme is vintage; my card has the darling sweet Victorian or earlier (maybe Edwardian) era birthday cake die-cut

link= http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2023/08/491-vintage.html

and

some FB groups: PPPDTC, COTM, MMC, 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(Owner of TFATU, FQGS, FQCB, and HQCB; co-owner of AACB and CBCB; manager of MTTC and MTTCC)


Friday, August 18, 2023

MTTCC #67 Christmas Trees Theme DT inspiration card for 18 August 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart's happy to have found some time to create another Christmas card. This one's for an easy theme, however too many options amongst my stash boxes!!!

WHAT: My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog; #67 theme is Christmas trees

WHEN: August 18, 2023 for 13 days

SHOW and TELL:


1. creamy ivory cardstock base is A2 size

2. tree print cardstock with other side of barn wood = Cozy Christmas cardstock pad from Fancy Pants Design; and the tree in the basket die-cut is from the Cozy Christmas ephemera package

3. tree shaped metallic foil print sentiment sticker = The Paper Studio or another Hobby Lobby connected company

4. gold mirror foil is under the tree die-cut 

5. dark pine green ink pad = Memento

6. four colors of cording = stash

7. dimensional foam tape is under the gold mirror foil cardstock tree shape to lift it up

WHERE: MTTCC #67 blog post link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2023/08/mttcc-67-theme-is-trees-like-in-pine.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Jingle Belles; starting week 2 of 2 trees/Christmas trees or pine branches theme; MY card has a pine tree planter with pine trees in the background patterned paper and a tree-shaped sentiment sticker over the tree die-cut

link= http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2023/08/oh-christmas-tree.html

B. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenges blog; midway posting made 2 days ago; Anything Christmas with an option of stars

link=  https://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2023/08/challenge-103-anything-goes-christmas.html

C. Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge blog; current/about a week+ old; Anything Christmas (they do have a mood board); my card is anything Christmas goes

link= https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2023/08/peace-on-earth-challenge-45.html

D. Crafting Happiness challenge blog; current for August; anything goes; 

link= https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2023/08/august-145-anything-goes-every-type-of.html


and 

FB groups: The Seasonal Cardmaker; Mixed Media Creativity (sticker, gold foil, cording, distressed edges); COTM; PPPDTC


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

 By September 1, 2023 my DT commitments are with these 8 challenge blogs: MTTCC, MTTC, AACB, CBCB, TFATU, HQCB, FQGS, and FQCB. 


Friday, August 11, 2023

MTTC #514 Stenciling Theme DT project for 11 August 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!! My heart's so happy with the results of this heart-themed card! YEA! A several years old varied hearts stencil sheet has been traced onto kraft paper. And the cardstock print base is one I've been hoarding in my stash since about 2010!!!

WHAT: My Time To Craft challenge blog's #514 stenciling theme

WHEN: August 11-24, 2023

SHOW and TELL:


1. print cardstock base is a very old hoarded stash item since approx. 2010!!! I don't remember the vendor.

2. varied heart stencil sheet = Dollar Tree

3. stencil sheet laid on a kraft paper section; with about 6 marker colors applied and then outlined with black permanent marker; marker colors chosen that were similar to the printed cardstock's colors

4. text box sentiment was one of many different expressions typed on a Google document that was printed on kraft paper; I applied yellow colored pencil on top to offer contrast from the stenciled kraft paper underneath it; 


WHERE: My Time To Craft challenge blog #514 link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/08/mttc-514-theme-is-stenciling-and-starts.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Stencil Fun Challenges; open for rest of August 2023; anything with stencil(s) and option of butterflies; MY card has a focal made with a varied hearts stencil sheet

link= https://stencilfun.blogspot.com/2023/08/august-stencil-fun.html

B. Path of Positivity Challenges; current; anything goes (not their option of "by the sea"); My card used stenciling; heart shapes; sentiment; etc.

link= http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/2023/08/ch-114-anything-goes-positive-with-opt.html

C. Happy Little Stampers; August Stencil Challenge/must use a stencil; MY card used a varied hearts stencil sheet

link= https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2023/08/hls-august-stencil-challenge.html

D. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; current/started on the 8th; anything goes

link= http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2023/08/211-hetty-clare-art.html

and

FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity; PPPDTC; COTM-Just For Fun; and others if I have time 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


**Note: in July and August, I've been in the process of reducing my DT commitments from 12 down to 8 since I'll be returning to teaching. I'm retaining those that I own, co-own, or manage. These are: MTTC, MTTCC, AACB, CBCB, TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS.


Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ally's Angels #73 DT card for Anything Goes Theme starting 10 August 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's post is a heart happy dance for using a mix of old stash with some newer stash items to create this card.

WHAT: Ally's Angels #73 Anything Goes theme

WHEN: a month-long competition starting August10th

SHOW and TELL: "Sending Good Thoughts" card




1. the peachy flesh tone cardstock, red cardstock = Dollar Tree

2. the butterfly paper = very old stash item

3. all the stamps = new to me 2023 product from MayMayMadeIt

4. ladybug red ink pad = Memento


AACB #73 blog posting link=

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2023/08/challenge-73-challenge-72-winner-top.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Triple B challenge blog; started Aug 2; have at least 1 of these: butterflies, blooms, or birds; MY card has butterflies

link= https://dd-tripleb.blogspot.com/2023/08/august-challenge.html

B. The Paper Funday challenges blog; started August 2nd; anything goes with option of great outdoors; MY card has butterflies which we find in the great outdoors!!!

link= https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2023/08/august-2023-challenge-56-anything-goes.html

C. A Barrel of Monkeys challenges blog; July 15-August 15; skipping rope theme; MY card has stamped twirled butterfly "trails" that surround the butterfly patterned paper; "Sending" stamp font is styled  with cross-over loops like you would do with rope tricks

link= https://barrelofmonkeyschallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/a-barrel-of-monkeys-challenge-6.html

D. Creatalicious Challenges blog; open and closes in 5 days; Anything Goes (not using option);

link= https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-264-anything-goes-with.html

E. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenges; still open; anything goes

link= https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2023/08/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-august.html

and

FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity; Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; Card of the Month- Just for Fun; 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(Besides AACB, I also co-own with Leslie another challenge blog CBCB. Then I own TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS. I manage MTTC and MTTCC.)

 

Friday, August 4, 2023

MTTCC #66 Angels or Fairies Christmas DT inspiration card for 4 August 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart For Creativity blog! I love having time to be creative with Christmas cards. I've tackled my Christmas paper keeper and my Christmas/winter embellishments box to mash-up old and new stock for this DT card.

WHAT: My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog #66; Fairies or Angels theme

WHEN: starts August 4, 2023 for 13 days

SHOW and TELL:


1. Echo Park = Away in a Manger collection: angel print cardstock and green tonal cardstock plus the little thin strip of burgundy tonal star print cardstock

2. Recollections = Heirloom Harvest collection paper pad: leafy print scrap

3. Hot Off The Press = red and white checked gingham paper scrap

4. Art Skills = caramel color cardstock from multi-color 6" square pack; trimmed to 5" x 6" 

5. Machudo = watercolor pencils (red and honey mustard brown) used to have angels' robes repeat some of the paper colors

6. stash=  large snowflake white glitter foam sticker, amber gold plastic star sticker, stapler, 

7. Memento = dark chocolate brown ink pad


WHERE: MTTCC #66 launched blog posting link:

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2023/08/mttcc-66-theme-is-fairies-or-angels-for.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Christmas Craft Creations; anything goes July 2023; open for about 4-5 more days; 

link= https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2023/07/july-challenge-reminder-anything-goes.html

badge for CCC = 


B. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog; just started on August 2; anything goes with paper

link= http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2023/08/pennys-challenge-552.html

C. Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; just started on August 2; anything goes that is God-pleasing; uplifting

link= http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2023/08/anything-goes-weeks-607-608.html

D. The Outlawz Twisted Tuesday Color challenge; started August 1; I'm doing just the color palette, using all but the purple on my Christmas card ( I do have a wine red scrap strip)

link= https://theoutlawzchallenges-tuesday.blogspot.com/2023/08/the-outlawz-august-color-challenge-2023.html



and

FB groups are: Scripturally Inspired Creativity, Bible Journaling and Faith Art; Christian Card Makers Women's Fellowship, 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

**note: during August, I'm still in the process of reducing my DT commitments but MTTCC and MTTC will still be part of my keepers along with CBCB, AACB, TFATU, FQGS, FQCB, and HQCB.

I've been recruited by an area elementary school district's assistant superintendent to fill-in this coming new school year as the 7th grade math teacher.!!!! YES!!! Crazy!!! :)


 

Friday, July 28, 2023

MTTC #513 Shades of Blue DT card for 28 July 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's heart happy posting is sharing my DT inspiration card for MTTC, My Time to Craft challenge blog.

WHAT: #513 theme is shades of blue (monochromatic blue tones/shades; neutrals and metallics allowed but keep them minimal)

WHEN: July 28-August 10, 2023

SHOW and TELL: birthday candles card



1. base is the light-medium blue; cut to approx. 5.5" high x 4" wide

2. white cardstock is about the same size

3. navy blue cardstock is the same size as an index card

4. light blue with little white stars cardstock is about 4"square

5. stenciling; was part of a circular stencil bought at Dollar Tree; traced with pencil first and then after stamping, I used a medium blue marker for contrast

6. "HB" stamp is a very old Stampin' Up product; one of my favorites that I use a lot


MTTC #513 blog posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/07/mttc-513-theme-is-shades-of-blue-color.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Seize the Birthday; Anything Goes birthday; (not the toppings option)

link= http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2023/07/seize-birthday-266-be-inspired-by-book.html 


B. Stencil Fun; a couple of days left; Stenciling with option of birthday; I've got both!!

link= https://stencilfun.blogspot.com/2023/07/july-stencil-fun-challenge.html

C. Krafty Chicks; 5th week; All Occasions; 

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/07/krafty-chicks-challenge-674-all.html

D. Through The Purple Haze; open for about 3 days left; Anything Goes

link= http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-206.html

and

some Facebook groups to share/link are: Mixed Media Creativity (stamping, stenciling, inked edges); Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; Need Crafty Inspiration; 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*Besides MTTC, I'm involved with these other challenge blogs: MTTCC; TFATU, FQCB, FQGS, HQCB; AACB, CBCB; MIUCB, MLCCB; OUAT; THICC (these last 4 are phasing out in July and August due to returning to teaching in mid-August!!!).




Tuesday, July 25, 2023

THAICC #144 DT inspiration with ACG for 25 July 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This posting showcases my last DT commitment project for THAICC.

WHAT: The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog; Anything Christmas Goes theme

WHEN: #144 starts July 25, 2023 for about 12 days

SHOW and TELL:


1. focal panel = upcycled boxed card; edges distressed and inked

2. red gems; plaid cardstock scrap = stash

3. three silver foil stars = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

4. teal paper = Art Skills

5. dark green cardstock = Recollections/Michael's Arts and Crafts

6. bright blue cardstock base = Neenah; size dimensions is approx. 5.75" high x 8" wide


WHERE: THAICC/THICC #144 blog post link:

http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-144-anything-christmas-goes.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Double Trouble challenge blog; current for 3 more days; create Christmas (in July) card PLUS collaborating with Jingle Belles; MY card is a Christmas card

link= https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2023/07/Challenge-143.html

B. Jingle Belles challenge blogs; ends in 2 days; collaboration with Double Trouble; use a Santa hat; MY card has Santa Claus and he's wearing his suit and hat

link= http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2023/07/santas-hat.html

badge for Double Trouble and Jingle Belles ====>



C. Dream Valley Challenges blog; just started on July 24; theme is Christmas in July; MY card is a Christmas theme;

link= http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-298-christmas-in-july.html

D. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog; 4 days to go for competing; themes are stencils and/or Christmas in July; MY card is just a Christmas scene card using NO stencil PLUS it has 2 phrases for sentiments

link= https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-30-stencils-andor-christmas.html

E. Get Creative Challenges blog; theme is Christmas in July; MY card is a Christmas card

link= http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/123-christmas-in-july.html

and 

FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity, Need Crafty Inspiration, The Crafty Addicts, Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls, 


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(by mid-August to early September my DT commitments will be reduced since I was recruited by an area assistant superintendent to teach 7th grade math for this new school year!!! My continuing DT commitments will stay with: HQCB, FQCB, FQGS, TFATU, CBCB, AACB, MTTC, and MTTCC.)


 

Friday, July 21, 2023

MTTCC #65 Cute Christmas Theme DT card for 21 July 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! If you've visited my blog before, you know that I love creating Christmas cards! Christmas is a bittersweet day for me for a couple of reasons in the past 14+ years. I love Christmas because we recognize it as Jesus' birth. However 14 1/2 years ago, my dad died at 10:06pm Christmas Day. Then recently a younger first cousin Dan who was born on Christmas Day in 1966 was found dead on May 1. We just had a celebration of his life on June 24. Family gatherings as a young child were a bit confusing for a few years when Dan would receive more presents than everyone else. Besides his parents, my aunt and her husband would give them double gifts, so would our grandmother, my parents, our other uncle, and our/my other aunt. Ok. Enough reminiscing. 

WHAT: My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog (MTTCC) #65 Cute Christmas theme

WHEN: July 21-August 2, 2023

SHOW and TELL: Charming Charlie Snowman Christmas card


1, text print and floral print cardstocks, the 3 die-cuts = ? Cottage Christmas paper pad

2. gold foil cardstock; with dimensional foam tape strips under

3. red and white checked gingham paper = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

4. glitter pain pen on the floral die-cut centers

5. thin twine tied in a bow = stash item

6. ladybug red ink pad for inking paper  and die-cut edges

MTTCC #65 blog posting link=


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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Creative Knockouts challenge blog; current; Christmas in July; My card is Christmas with a snowman

link= http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2023/07/499-christmas-in-july-alex-syberia.html

B. Craft Rockets challenge blog; current; Christmas in July; My card is Christmas with a snowman

link= http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-105-christmas-in-july.html

C. Double D Challenges; current, started July 19; Christmas in July; My card is Christmas with a snowman

link= https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2023/07/christmas-in-july.html

D. The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Link-ups blog; started July 1; anything Christmas goes

link= https://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-102-anything-goes-christmas.html

and

FB groups = Mixed Media Creativity, PPPDTC, Paper Crafting For Everyone, Card of the Month--Just For Fun


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(For August, my DT commitments will be with these 8 blogs: MTTCC, MTTC, TFATU, FQGS, FQCB, HQCB, CBCB, and AACB.)

Thursday, July 20, 2023

TFATU July 2023 Reminder Post DT extra inspiration card

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! If you seen my projects on my blog or at other blogs/social media groups, you will recognize this angel print cardstock. I've chosen to use a small scrap section for another card for TFATU. 

WHAT: TFATU is The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog; 2023 #7 competition of Anything Goes Fantasy

WHEN: Reminder post is shared July 20; #7 competition ends early on July 31, 2023

SHOW and TELL:


1. Echo Park's Away In A Manger cardstocks (night sky and angels)

2. The Paper Studio = the sentiment metallic foil print sticker and the spring green paper mat

3. Pen + Gear = white glitter cardstock scrap section

4. stash items = snowflake stickers, light blue cording thread, navy blue ink pad and marker

5. Marvy's Uchida = watercolor pencils


WHERE: TFATU #7 for 2023 July reminder posting blog link=


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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

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FB groups:


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

Friday, July 14, 2023

MTTC #512 summertime water play theme DT card for 14 July 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

 Today's creative project showcases the new summertime waterplay theme (#512) for My Time To Craft challenge blog!

WHAT? = MTTC #512 summertime waterplay narrows in our just past travel and camping themes. Water parks, backyard sprinklers, water hose spraying, floating on a river/creek/pool, water balloons, etc. are welcomed at #512.

WHEN? = July 14-27, 2023

SHOW and TELL = "Pool Fun in the Sunshine " card



 

1. stash = bright and bold floral print and striped specialty papers; planner stickers

2. Simple Stories = sunshine tag and small pool fun die-cuts

3. Memento = ink pad (dark orange tone)

4. Darice = orange A2 flat card with matching envelope (from a multicolor set) 


MTTC #512 main post blog link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/07/mttc-512-theme-is-summertime-waterplay.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Double D challenges; time is almost up; the great outdoors theme; my card is about pool fun in the sunshine

link= https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2023/07/the-great-outdoors-challenge.html

B. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; about 4 days left; anything goes

link= http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2023/07/pennys-challenge-550.html

C. I Spy With My Little Eye challenge blog; about 1 month left; using the warm summer colors--my card has lots of bright yellows, pinks, white, turquoise blues

link= https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2023/06/i-spy-with-my-little-eye-sweet-treat-or.html

D. Dream Valley Challenges; open for a few extra days; dies or punches; my card has the sunshine tag die-cut and the pool fun image die-cut

link= http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2023/06/challenge-297-use-dies-and-or-punches.html

and

FB groups: Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; Mixed Media Creativity; The Crafty Addicts; 


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Crafting in the USA heartland, 

Becca S


(Besides MTTC and MTTCC, I'm involved also with these blogs: CBCB, AACB, TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS. These DT commitments will be ending either August 1-September 1= THAICC, OUAT, MLCCB, and MIUCB.) I'm returning to teaching with new teachers meeting on August 9 and then 2 days of Teachers Institute on August 14-15 with first day with students (7th graders) on August 16!!!

 


Monday, July 10, 2023

Ally's Angels #72 DT card Anything Goes Theme for 10 July 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's post is a heart happy dance for using a mix of old stash with some newer stash items to create this card.

WHAT: Ally's Angels #72 Anything Goes theme DT/co-owner commitment

WHEN: a month-long competition starting July 10th

SHOW and TELL: "Sending Lots of Love Your Way" card



1. stamps = MayMayMadeIt 2023 (new to me; won as a prize from Double Trouble)

2. button and cording = ?

3. oatmeal color cardstock circle = recycled packaging

4. white with bright pink dots paper = The Paper Studio

5. the solid bright pink paper, mini gem dots, pale pink cardstock, and colored pencils to fill the butterfly wings = stash

6. the gold mirror foil cardstock = Dollar Tree

7. the turquoise ink pad = Lawn Fawn 

AACB #72 blog posting link=

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-72challenge-71-winner-top.html

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other challenge blogs to share/link are:

A. Stamping Sensations; started July 2; theme of stamping summer flowers or AG; mine is AG = 'sending', butterfly, and ' lots of love your way' 

link= https://www.stampingsensations.uk/2023/07/july-challenge.html

B. We Love Stamping; started July 2; theme of fabulous florals stamping or AG; mine is AG = 'sending', butterfly, and 'lots of love your way'

link= https://www.welovestamping.co.uk/2023/07/july-challenge.html

C. We Love 2 Create; started July 2; mixed media; my card has recycled cardstock packaging cut into a circle (oatmeal color), stamping, mini gem dots, gold mirror foil cardstock, inked edges, button, cording through the button holes, 

link= http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2023/07/challenge-6-craft-card-making.html

D. The Paper Players; current; color challenge (see the pic prompt)

link= http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2023/07/pp648-color-challenge-from-ann.html

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and

FB groups: Mixed Media Creativity; Paper/Paper/Paper and DT Calls; Card of the Month- Just for Fun; 

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


(Besides AACB, I also co-own with Leslie another challenge blog CBCB and then I'm a DT for 2 of hers until August 15: MLCCB and MIUCB. Then I own TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, and FQGS. I manage MTTC and MTTCC. Finally I'm a DT for THAICC and OUAT until August 1.)