Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, December 29, 2023

MTTC #524 Sympathy theme card for DT commitment on 29 December 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: I'm keeping happy thoughts for you that 2023 is ending calmly and quietly. My Time To Craft challenge blog's new theme is sympathy. Death comes at any time and a DT member suggested we end 2023 and start 2024 remembering others, showing empathy with our cardmaking. 

When: #524 starts December 29, 2023 and ends on January 11, 2024

What: the dove brings peace and comfort to the family card


1. green cardstock base = Neenah

2. light gray paper scrap was edged with black diamond-cut glitter tape (stash items)

3. white cardstock scrap panel (Neenah) was inked-edged with Pea Green alcohol marker from Arteza

4. stencils are from 2 different sheets; both were bought at Dollar Tree; more of the Pea Green alcohol marker was used

5. the silver glittered dove 'ornament' focal = 1 of a boxed set bought at Dollar Tree

Where: MTTC #524 sympathy theme blog link=


other places:

A. I Love Promarkers; current; theme is anything goes/for a man; my card has a food pun and is neutral enough for a guy to enjoy


B. I Spy With My Little Eye; current; theme is something old something new; my old items are the cardstocks and stencils; the new items are the alcohol marker and the silver glitter dove ornament


C. The Paper Funday; current with about 3 days left; anything goes (option of birds and/or snowman); my card has a dove


DFreshly Made Sketches; current until early on Jan 1; follow sketch #616; (this is my first time to participate with FMS!!!)


image for sketch layout #616=


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager of MTTC and MTTCC

*co-owner/DT of AACB and CBCB

*owner of these 'quest' families of blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB (new), FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB (newish), and FQHSKCB (new)  

Friday, December 22, 2023

MTTCC #76 Happy New Year card for DT project on 22 December 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is 1 of 2 personal paper-crafting blogs to showcase works of art and heart. :)

Purpose: this fancy fold heart-swing card is for My Time To Craft Christmas #76

When: competition #76 theme of Happy New Year starts 22 December 2023 and lasts 13 days

What: #76 design team inspiration card = "Celebrate--Happy New Year 2024!"; new beginnings

Standing folded:

scanned flat:

reverse side=


1. white cardstock fancy fold heart-swing card base with envelope (set) = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

2. papers are new to me/my stash; received in October from a crafting friend= all from Stampin' Up; 2 different collections that were mixed and matched 

3. "artichoke" ink pad; received earlier in the year from another crafting friend= also from Stampin' Up (used for inking edges of cut cardstock pieces)

4. multi color foil star stickers and layered butterfly accent = stash; the butterfly is my symbol for new beginnings

5. gold foil "Celebrate" dazzle/sticker = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

Where: MTTCC #76 Happy New Year theme posting link=


other places:

A. Creative Inspiration Challenges; current for 1 more week; anything goes


B. Creative Knockouts; current; theme is Time to be Merry; my card is about new beginnings and starting the new year


C. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenges; current for 10 more days; anything goes


D. Word Art Wednesday; current; anything goes that's uplifting, encouraging; my card is about new beginnings (symbolized with the butterfly) for New Year's 2024


E. Creations in Pink; current; anything goes mostly with lots of pink; my card has lots of blush pink, some pink foil stars on each side, and then lots of a coral or salmon pink/peachy tone



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*you will find most of my creations are for these 10 commitments:




The next 6 are shared on a different personal blog (Becca's Quest for Love and Country Creativity)=



6. HQFCB (formerly known as TFATU)





Friday, December 15, 2023

MTTC #523 Holidays Around the World theme DT card for 15 Dec 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity Blog! I've had a heart for crafting, practical arts, and fine arts since about age 9!!!

Purpose: this post features a fancy fold card that I made for My Time To Craft challenge blog that I've been managing for almost 2 years. 

When: December 15-28, 2023; over a year ago, MTTC and MTTCC's design team members at that time decided to continue our every other week momentum throughout the holiday season; we know what the themes are well in advance so we can work ahead; plus between the hemispheres and different countries around the world, observances in December and January vary and/or have heavier emphasis or less...we just keep on going!

What: Holidays Around The World theme #523 at MTTC with a Saint Nicholas Day and Santa Christmas themed fancy fold card

front side=

reverse side=


1. white heart aperture fancy fold card base = bought from Paper Wishes website

2. silver star stickers, "MC" dark green foil dazzles/stickers = Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

3. buffalo plaid cardstocks (black, gray, red), text print paper, red and white plaid strip scrap, and candy cane paper = The Paper Studio

4. Santa, mailbox, and candy cane die-cuts = Make It Merry ephemera from Simple Stories

5. gray scrap strip, red and white striped paper, charcoal with black mix paper scrap strip and iridescent gems = stash items

6. black marker for inking paper edges = Art Skills

WHERE: My Time To Craft #523 blog posting link=


Other Places:

A. C.R.A.F.T.; current; theme is Christmas-the last stretch; MY card has a Santa Christmas theme


B. Krafty Chicks; current; Week 2 theme is Christmas; MY card has a Santa Christmas theme


C. Cardz 4 Galz; started Dec 14; theme is a card for Christmas; MY card has a Santa Christmas theme


D. Try It On Tuesday; started Dec 12; theme is Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; 


E. Double Trouble Paper Craft Challenge blog; current; using Thing 1 =use a die (I'm using 3 die-cuts: Santa, mailbox, and candy cane)


one of their 3 theme badges/prompts = 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT =







a. Heart's Quest family of blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, and HQCOLCB

b. FarmQuest family of blogs: FQCB, FQGS, and FQCCCB

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Ally's Angels #77 Anything Goes Themed DT card for 10 December 2023

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! I'm so excited to share another card made with some product received in a 'blessings' box from a fellow artisan! This came in the first week of October and it truly lifted my spirits. August and September were very stressful and exhausting months for my immediate family. Just one thing after another. This box was like letting the air out of my overinflated tires! Woosh! A lot of stress just disappeared. My heart just filled to overflowing in blessings! PTL!

Purpose: Ally's Angels challenge blog #77 anything goes theme DT/co-owner card

WHEN: December 10, 2023 is the start date and lasts almost a full month


1. designer patterned papers from 2 sets = Stampin' Up

2. black ink pad = Hero Arts

3. sentiment die-cut = Echo Park

4. dots and gems = stash

5. double-sided adhesive tape and foam dimensional tape

6. white left side folded card base; A2 size; 

7. a 2" punch was used for the smaller circles and the larger circle was traced using the inside ring of the adhesive tape roll!!! :)

WHERE: AACB #77 blog posting link:



A. Crafty Calendar Challenge; current; theme is Christmas; mine is a religious Christmas sentiment


B. Most Magical Time of Year; current; themes of Halloween or Christmas AG; mine is Christmas


C. Crafty Gals Corner; current with about 2 days left; theme is Dots and/or Stripes; my card has striped paper and round gems/dots (and larger circles)


D. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges; current w/ extended time; theme is AG Christmas; my card is religious Christmas


E. Paper Minutes; current with 2 days left; theme is sayings; my card has sentiment "Jesus is the Reason for the Season"


F. Word Art Wednesday; current; theme is anything goes that is uplifting and encouraging; my card is a religious Christmas card



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*Co-owner/DT = AACB and CBCB (both with Leslie T.)

*owner/DT = HQCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, and TFATU (in 2024 renamed to Heart's Quest Fantasy but still using old blogger address); and a new/1st competition launching on Jan 2, 2024 is Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love Challenges (engagements, weddings, and anniversaries) with shortcut of HQCOLCB

*manager/DT = MTTC and MTTCC

Friday, December 8, 2023

MTTCC #75 Theme is Use Something with Ss for Christmas card starts 8 Dec 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is 1 of 2 personal paper-crafting blogs that I have to divide, manage, and showcase primarily the design team commitments I have with 9 challenge blogs. 

Creative DIY time is my key stress reliever. If I don't get a little bit of craft time each day, I start getting a bit grumpy! :) And for a couple of years now, I have really loved creating Christmas cards all through the years. 

WHAT: MTTCC #75 theme is Use Something with Ss (my main S item is star, the digital print paper has Santa, stars, snowflakes, snowman,)

WHEN: December 8, 2023 for 13 days

SHOW and TELL: Star of Wonder Christmas card 


1. red and gray cardstocks = Art Skills

2. Christmas frame print digital paper = 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenge blog' De'cosse Digitals; printed on white cardstock (Neenah)

3. silver glitter star ornament; string removed; red glitter glue applied and adhered with

4. red ink edging

WHERE: MTTCC #75 blog posting link=



A. Everybody Art Challenge; current; theme of stars; My Christmas card has lots of S- items with lots of stars


B. Shopping Our Stash; current; theme is whatever the weather; My Christmas card features a huge star...need clear skies to see the sky and the stars


C. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; current challenge extended; AGC; my card is Christmas themed with several items starting with S


D. Try It On Tuesday; current; traditional Christmas theme; my Christmas card's feature is a star-shaped's traditional to have ornaments on your tree, hanging from door knobs, etc.


E. Christmas Crafts All Year Round; current; the main theme is Day 12 of the Twelve Days of Christmas with option of anything Christmas; my card is for the option...I didn't do any counting of the items in the border/frame digital paper 


F. Love To Craft challenge; current until Dec 15; anything goes crafting wise; my card uses a digital print design on cardstock and glitter glue applied to a silver glitter star ornament



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT = MTTCC and MTTC

*co-owner/DT = AACB and CBCB

*owner/DT = FQCCCB, FQGS, FQCB, HQCB, TFATU (in Jan 2024 it will be renamed to Heart's Quest Fantasy), and first competition on Jan 2 will be at Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love


Friday, December 1, 2023

MTTC #522 Christmas Food theme DT card for 1 Dec 2023

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This is 1 of 2 personal paper-crafting blogs that I own.

Purpose: this posting is to showcase My Time To Craft's #522 card that I made due to my manager/design team status commitment

When: #522 starts December 1, 2023 and ends December 14, 2023

What: #522 Christmas Food themed card; I had this new collection and it featured some to-go coffee cups and mugs so I'm using these hot beverage die-cuts for my Christmas Food elements

inside panel accented with the reverse of the SU text paper scrap, the Feelin' Frosty paper scrap, and a text strip from Feelin' Frosty=


1. four inches x six inches folded white cardstock base; unmarked; Amazon

2. green with white text print cardstock and its reverse side green with white dot scrap = Stampin' Up

3 turquoise blue cardstock background panel = Astrobrights

4. winter clothing and hot beverages printed cardstocks, die-cuts, enamel dots = Feelin' Frosty collection from Simple Stories

5. glitter glue in purple (bright pink/magenta) = Art Skills; used to adhere the heart shape die-cuts on the card front

Where: My Time To Craft challenge blog #522 posting link=



A. The Sisterhood of Crafters; current; sweater weather theme; my cold weather hot beverage card has a sweater on it 


B. The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge; new; #153; anything goes Christmas; my card is a cold wintery themed Christmas card


C. 613 Avenue Create; about 24 hours left; anything goes (not the option)


D. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends; about 1 1/2 days left; anything goes


E. Word Art Wednesday; about 5-6 days left; anything goes that's encouraging and uplifting;



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*Manager/DT = MTTC and MTTCC

*Co-owner/DT= AACB and CBCB

*Owner/DT= TFATU (in 2024 and will be renamed Heart's Quest Fantasy), HQCB, and sneak peek on 11/23/2023 and a preview post on 12/2/2023 with #1 challenge on 1/2/2024= Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love, FQCB, FQGS, and FQCCCB