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Sunday, January 1, 2023

MIUCB #63 DT inspiration for 1 January 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

This personal paper-crafting blog post is featuring my design team inspiration for my commitment with Mix It Up challenge blog! #63 is about anything goes with an option of  'no stamping'. 

The MIUCB #63 runs from January 1-February 15, 2023

Off and on throughout 2022 I used a few acrylic paints and a gold glitter tempera paint for some mixed media experimenting sometimes with just dabbing and swirling and sometimes with stencils. 

I'm continuing to use acrylic paints and 2 stencils for a New Year's Day card. =


Vendor notes:

*The Paper Studio = gray and white buffalo plaid cardstock for the flat base

*Simple Stories = plastic 6" square snowflakes stencil sheet and a stars stencil sheet

*American Craft/Becky Higgins' Project Life 2018 = clock and 3 geometric print tag die-cuts

*lavender and white checked gingham paper = Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website

*star stickers, bright blue marker, blue ink stamp pad, 2 styles of silver alpha stickers, small foam brush and blue and purple acrylic paint bottles = stash

MIUCB #63 blog posting link=


other challenge blogs for sharing/linking =

A. Gem of a Challenge blog; Anything Goes (option of Christmas; which mine is A.G. because it's New Year's)


B. Di's Digi Designs; challenge time extended due to the holidays; theme = any winter holidays (my card is for New Year's)


C. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog; the last one; options of Anything Christmas or New Years (my card is about New Year's!)


D. Cut It Up challenge blog; theme = Happy New Year (my card has several die-cuts: clock, 3 fishtail tags)


E. Inspired By challenge blog; started 2-3 days ago with Happy New Year theme


F. Crafting Happiness Challenges blog; started today Jan 1st; Celebrations theme ----> my card is for New Year's


G. Birthstone Challenges blog; 1st blog starts Jan 1-Feb 15; use Jan Garnet or Feb Amethyst stone colors; my card has Amethyst and a reddish-purple on the die-cut clock to mix the garnet & amethyst tones



Facebook groups for sharing/linking =

1. The Crafty Addicts group

2. The Seasonal Cardmaker group

3. Mixed Media Creativity group

4. Paper, Paper, Paper and DT Calls group 

5. Paper Crafting For Everyone group


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*I'm a DT member of MIUCB; also MLCCB, THICC, OUAT, MTTC, and MTTCC

*I'm co-owner and DT = AACB

*I'm owner and DT = HQCB, FQCB, and TFATU


  1. Great !! The stenciled snowflakes finish it off perfectly! Thanks for playing with Cut It Up Challenge.

  2. Great New Year card,love the colour,snowflakes and little tags.Thank you for joining our first challenge at Birthstone Challenges and hope to see you again
    Carol DT x

  3. Great card Becca! Thanks for playing at IB! - Laurel

  4. That cute cards really looks as though you have had fun with the paints and stickers Becca

    1. It was fun! I love the color and print mix!!! Having the stenciling turn out well was a relief!

  5. Great Card! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. I hope you have a fabulous new year!
    Janis, Founder & Design Team Member

  6. Great card Becca! Thanks for playing at Inspired By - Laurel

  7. Such a fun New Years design! Thanks for joining us at the Inspired by Challenge.


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