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Friday, April 12, 2024

My MTTCC #84 non traditional colors Christmas theme DT card for 12 April 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting features my latest manager/DT project for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog

when: #84 theme is non-traditional colors for Christmas/winter holidays starts April 12, 2024 for 13 days of competition

what: Santa's looking charming (pink and seafoam/aqua instead of red and green)



closeup to see the iridescent glitter acrylic paint on the giant white 'snowball'=


notes:

1. seafoam/aqua cardstock square 6" = Art Skills; also the 2 scraps of pink cardstock

2. white gel pen for snow dots on the pink and some by Santa's boots

3. iridescent glitter acrylic paint = Art Skills

4. white cardstock = Pen + Gear

5. black ink pad = Hero Arts

6. die-cuts (light strand, hohoho, Santa, and the pink snow pile) = page pieces partial set = Simple Stories' Holly Jolly collection 

7. the stencil used to create the 'snowball'/doily shape = Pebbles (very old set)

8. bright pink checked gingham ribbon = Crafter's Square


where: MTTCC/My Time To Craft Christmas #84 blog posting:

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/04/mttcc-84-theme-of-non-traditional.html

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other places to share/link are:

note: I've got some traditional colors but the majority of pink and seafoam/mint green-aqua tones make a tonal twist on tomato red and grass green or pine green

A. Krafty Chicks; started April 11/week 2 is Christmas theme; MY card is for Christmas complete with Santa and his gift bag surrounded by snow and lights 

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/krafty-chicks-challenge-711-christmas.html

B. Craft Rocket; starts week 2 on April 11; continued theme of "Layer It Up"; my card has lots of layers on top of the base due to the cardstocks/panels, die-cuts, etc. 

link= https://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-113-layer-it-up.html

C. Christmas Craft Creations; started April 10; same theme as MTTCC with non-traditional colors; I've got lots of pink and seafoam/aqua/mint green for my non-traditional tones

link= https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-challenge-non-traditional-colours.html 

badge: 


D. Freshly Made Sketches; #630 sketch; new on April 10; I used Santa instead of leaves; the scalloped glittery white shape for the circle; instead of sentiment at the location, I have a ribbon and the lights die-cut just a bit higher....

link= https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2024/04/freshly-made-sketches-631-sketch-by-jen.html

badge= 


E. Christmas Crafts All Year Round; started April 1/current; theme is Santa/Gnomes/Elves for Christmas time; MY card has Santa

link= https://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-challenge-santagnomeselves.html

F. ABC Christmas Challenges; started April 10; theme is H for Hats and/or I for Inky; MY Christmas card has Santa with his suit and hat/cap plus there is black ink edging on the pink cardstock panels and white scalloped round doily like element plus most of the die-cuts; then a white gel pen for white snow dots on the pink cardstock panels and some snow lines on the pink snow pile die-cut under Santa's feet

link= https://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/abc-christmas-challenge-h-and-i-is-for.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


my commitments:

a. MTTCC

b. MTTC

c. AACB

d. CONBCB

e. HQCB

f. HQFCB (TFATU)

g. HQCOLCB

h. FQCB

i. FQGS

j. FQCCCB

k. FQHSKCB

l. HCAYR starting May 1, 2024


Friday, April 5, 2024

My MTTC #531 DT card with butterfly and dragonflies theme for 5 April 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting's creative make is for my manager/DT commitment for My Time To Craft challenge blog

when: #531 theme is butterflies and/or dragonflies starts April 5, 2024 and lasts for 13 days

what: a very sweet analogous color scheme (neon yellow, sunflower yellow, teal/blue-green, mint green, lime green, kelly green and emerald green)



notes:

1. Sande Woodson's sunflower theme ephemera- 3 pieces (free to those in her FB card community/newsletter) printed on neon yellow cardstock (Neenah)

2. kelly green cardstock = Art Skills/Crafter's Closet

3. emerald green cardstock scrap, green marker = stash

4. alpha letter tile stickers = Freckled Fawn

5. lime green and white floral print paper = Stampin' Up


where: MTTC #531 main post link=  https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/mttc-531-theme-is-butterflies-and-or_0512605830.html

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other places to share/link are:

a. As You Like It; new/start on April 4; theme is cute? or floral? and why?

MY card has insects and flowers because I love florals. Years ago I heard that you should think of butterflies as floating flowers. And that thought really resonated with me because I've always loved flowers, picking flowers, arranging flowers, wearing floral print clothes/scarves/broaches, floral bedspreads, kitchen towels, wallpaper, and more!!! I love flowers!!!

link= https://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/04/favourite-cute-or-floral-and-why.html

b. Craft Rocket Challenges; new/start on April 4; theme is Layer It Up; my card has 4 layers; 7 elements staggered for 4 levels/layers

link = https://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/04/challenge-113-layer-it-up.html

c. Triple B (birds, butterflies, blooms); new/start on April 3; MY card has 2 of the 3 Bs--butterfly and different flowers that include sunflowers and daisies

link= https://dd-tripleb.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-2024-challenge.html

d. Wednesday's Creative Inspirations; new/April 3/Wed; theme is Spring Season; MY card has butterfly, dragonflies, and flowers plus colors of yellow and green

link= https://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2024/04/april-challenge-season-of-spring.html

e. Sande's Poema Card-Making Community FB groups

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT for MTTC and MTTCC

*co-owner/DT for AACB and C or not Bingo challenges

*Quest families of challenge blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB


Friday, March 29, 2024

My MTTCC #83 Snowman theme DT card for 29 March 2024

  Heartwarming Wishes from Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: this post showcases my manager/DT commitment to My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog's #83 theme which is snowman/snowmen.

When: March 29-April 11, 2024

What: #83 theme is Snowman Christmas



Notes:

1. white left-side folded card base; 4" x 6"

2. die-cuts, print paper, ephemera, and foam stickers (snowflakes) = Feelin' Frosty collection from Simple Stories

3. light gray with white geometric print cardstock is recycled/upcycled tissue box packaging; punched with a EK Tool 2.25" circle punch

Where: MTTCC #83 main launch posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/03/mttcc-83-theme-is-snowmen-starts-29.html

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Other places:

A. Krafty Chicks; current/5th week/last week of the month; theme is All Occasions; my card is for Christmas time

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/kcc-709-all-occasions.html

B. Rudolph Days Challenges; started March 25 for 1 week; theme is anything Christmas; MY card has snowman for a wintery Christmas card

link= https://rudolphdayschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/rudolph-days-march-challenge.html

C. Christmas Craft Creations; midway; theme is designer papers for Christmas; MY card has the small snowmen print paper

link= https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2024/03/march-challenge-reminder-designer-paper.html

badge: 


D. Crafty Gals Corner; current/midway; theme is anything goes

link= https://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-253-anything-goes.html

E. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; just 2 days or less left; theme is anything goes Christmas; MY card is wintery snowman Christmas card

link= https://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-159-anything-christmas-goes.html


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*owner/DT=

1. FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog

2. FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

3. FarmQuest Challenge Blog

4. Heart's Quest Challenge Blog

5. formerly known as The Fairy and The Unicorn is now in 2024 renamed as Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge

*co-owner/DT=

1. Ally's Angels Challenge Blog

2. Christmas Bingo Challenge Blog

*manager/DT=

1. My Time To Craft Christmas

2. My Time To Craft

Friday, March 22, 2024

My MTTC design team card for theme #530 on 22 March 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting features my design team contribution to My Time To Craft challenge blog's #530. The theme is mixed colored florals. 

when: #530 starts March 22 and ends on , 2024

what: #530 theme = I've used a clipart image of a heart-shaped puzzle along with 2 different colored floral papers and a floral bouquet sticker


notes:

1. heart-shaped puzzle clipart image = The Clip Art Library website; image is free for personal use

2. both floral papers = SU

3. floral bouquet round sticker and the 2 text strip stickers = The Simple Life by Simple Stories

4. Pea Green alcohol marker for outlining around the focal area = Arteza

5. the puzzle was printed on ivory cardstock = Neenah

6. Deep Raspberry colored pencil = stash


where: MTTC #530 theme posting link =

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/mttc-530-theme-is-multi-colored-florals.html

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other places to share/link are:

A. C.R.A.F.T.; current; theme is Easter or Spring; my card has different layers and colors of flowers 

https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-713-easter-spring.html

link 

B. Little Red Wagon; current; theme is florals; my card has different layers, colors, and types of flowers

link= https://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-748-florals.html

C. Fab N Funky; current; theme is Spring; my card has spring flowers in different layers, colors and types

link= https://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-591-spring.html

D. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog; current; theme is anything goes with paper; my card has 4 layers of paper/products

link= https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/pennys-challenge-567.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT of MTTC and MTTCC

*co-owner/DT of AACB and C or not Bingo CB

*owner/DT of these Quest families of blogs:

HQCB, HQFCB, and HQCOLCB; 

FQCB, FQGSCB, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB

  

Friday, March 15, 2024

My MTTCC #82 Baby First Christmas theme DT card for 15 March 2024

Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! --Welcome!!

purpose: this posting is showcasing my manager/DT commitment to My Time To Craft Christmas; I've been part of the team since owner Shell started this as a spin-off to the general theme My Time To Craft about 3 years and 2 months ago!

when: #82 theme is Baby's First Christmas and I've chosen to do Baby Jesus at the first Christmas; March 15-28, 2024

what: "O Come Let Us Adore Him" Christmas card



notes:

1. focal image panel is trimmed down boxed card bought at D.G.

2. navy blue cardstock, clear heart-shaped gems, white glitter snowflake sticker, and mini dots = D.T.

3. silver stars and the 2 painted wood print paper scraps on the sides = Hot Off The Press

4. woodgrain cardstock tab under the accent cluster = F.P.D.

where: My Time To Craft Christmas #82 blog posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/03/mttcc-82-theme-is-babys-first-christmas.html

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other places to share/link are:

A. CRAFT; current; theme is Christmas; this is my 1 of 2 allowed entries; I've chosen to do religious/baby Jesus

link= https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-713-christmas.html

B. Krafty Chicks; current/new on March 14; theme week is Christmas; I've chosen to do baby Jesus

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/krafty-chicks-challenge-707-christmas.html

C. Color Throwdown; current; color trio for theme/see the image badge; my Christmas card has all three colors

link= https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2024/03/color-throwdown-challenge-784.html

image badge= 


D. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; in week 2 of 2; theme is anything Christmas; my card is about baby Jesus

link= https://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-158-anything-christmas-goes.html

E. Aud Sentiments Challenges; was published on March 4; theme is gems/bling and/or green/St Patty's + sentiment; My Christmas card's sentiment is "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him" with 2 clear heart gems, 3 silver foil stars, and 1 white glitter foam snowflake for shine/bling

link= https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-311-use-glitterbling-andor.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT of MTTCC and its sister blog MTTC

*co-owner/DT of AACB and C or not Bingo CB

*owner/DT of these Quest families of challenge blogs:

HQCB, HQFCB (formerly TFATU), and HQCOLCB

FQCB, FQGSCB, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB


 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Loving this AACB #80 DT inspiration card using 3 stamps for 10 March 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting is to share my contribution to Ally's Angels which is an anything goes theme competition challenge blog

when: #80 starts March 10 and lasts for almost a full month

what: I've discovered lately that my stamp collection has been neglected and I need to purposely start using them! So here's "A Trio of Roses"= 



notes:

1. pink cardstock base and white cardstock panel = Neenah

2. pink threads specialty paper = stash

3. three stamps from set by Creative Devotion/American Crafts

4. rose stamp was used 3 times, the lines came stacked liked that to be used whatever direction you want and I thought to make them look like stems; 'love' is just 1 of 3 words included in the set; there is also a laurel wreath, a heart, a bundle of dash marks.

5. roses were colored with a combination of markers and colored pencils; the letters of love were also filled with a soft pink colored pencil; and the white stamped panel was outlined with a red marker

where: Ally's Angels #80 anything goes posting link=

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-80-challenge-79-winner-top.html

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other places to share/link are:

A. Creations in Pink; only a few days left to current competition; use mostly pink; MY card is full of pink tones and shades

link= https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-67-anything-goes-in-mainly.html

B. Inkspirational; current/started March 9; Clean and Simple (option of balloon, which I've not used); MY card has white/empty space surrounding the stamping; no added embellishments;

link= https://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/inkspirational-challenge-311-clean-and.html

C. Beautiful Blossoms; current/a few more days left; must feature flowers; MY card has 3 stamped roses

link= https://beautifulblossomschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/beautiful-blossoms-challenge-anything.html

D. Simply Clean and Simple; current/started March 1; must follow CAS guidelines and option of green; MY card has lots of white/empty space surrounding the stamping and no added embellishments + there are green leaves for the green option

link= https://scscards.blogspot.com/2024/03/simply-clean-simple-march-2024-challenge.html

E. Aloha Friday; current/started March 1; theme is pastel colors; MY card has lots of soft to mid-tone pinks and a few leaves with a light almost neon lime green

link=  https://alohafridaychallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/aloha-friday-challenge-8-pastel-colors.html

F. Craft Rocket Challenges; started March 7; theme is for the girls; MY card has 3 lovely roses and lots of pink tones for feminine appeal

link= https://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-112-for-girls.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca

**NOTE: AACB will be starting April's competition on the 15th and will end on the following 10th; then May's challenge will start on the 15th and continue on with this new time period.

*co-owner/DT of AACB and C or not Bingo Challenges

*manager/DT of MTTC and MTTCC

*owner/DT of HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGSCB, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB


Friday, March 8, 2024

My MTTC #529 Fantasy Theme DT Card project for 8 March 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting share my DT/manager commitment to My Time To Craft challenge blog (MTTC); I've been managing for just over 2 full years now!!! However my design team involvement started long before that! 

when: MTTC #529 releases on March 8, 2024 for 13 days

what: gnome Valentine





notes:

1. gnome hug and kiss paper panel = cut from a gift bag purchased on clearance after Valentine's Day; 2 bags were $1 that were marked down to 30 cents; so 15 cents for the bag that this was cut from!!! 

2. script/text and white with dark purple floral print papers = Stampin' Up

3. puffy dots and hearts = Freckled Fawn

4. purple cardstock panel, pink 6" square, and white 6" square = Art Skills/Crafter's Closet

5. black ink pad for paper edging inking = Hero Arts


where: MTTC/My Time To Craft #529 posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/mttc-529-theme-is-fantasy-starting-on-8.html

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**this card would also work at Heart's Quest Fantasy challenge blog (previously known as The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog and still using its web address) . So to my readers, please keep this blog in mind. :)

other places to share/link are:

a. As You Like It Challenge; new/started March 7; theme is monochrome or colorful and why; COLOR-- the more color the better is generally what my cards reflect; occasionally I'll do a monochrome but it sometimes a struggle to do those; with my favorite colors of pink and purple, this card reflects these both as the major colors

link= https://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/favourite-monochrome-or-colourful-and.html

b. Craft Rocket Challenges; new/started March 7; theme is for the girls; this gnome card is mostly feminine creative colors (tones and shades) of pinks and purples; a girl gnome with her pigtails

link= https://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/challenge-112-for-girls.html

c. Creative Inspiration Challenges; new/started March 7; theme is anything goes

link= https://creativeinspirationchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/creative-inspiration-challenges-12.html

d. Word Power; new/started March 6; word/phrases with big impact; my recycled gift bag panel has the jumbo XO (for hugs and kisses), script text paper backdrop (SU paper), and also a stamped 'love you always' at the top of the card

link= https://wordpowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/03/word-power-3.html

e. The Sisterhood of Crafters; still has about 3 days left; theme is dots and/or stripes; on my card's recycled gift bag panel with the gnome, the X has dots and the O has stripes for its main area and micro dots on its inside space

link= https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-28-dots-andor-stripes.html


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT for MTTC and MTTCC

*co-owner/DT for AACB and C or not Bingo challenges

*owner/DT for Quest families of blogs: HQCB, HQFCB (TFATU), HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB

**HQFCB is Heart's Quest Fantasy challenge blog which has been known as The Fairy and The Unicorn challenge blog (still using its web address). 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Christmas or Not Bingo Challenges #6 for March 1 to April 15 project

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting showcases my DT/co-owner contribution to the #6 competition for Christmas (or not) Bingo Challenges blog; the wonderful and delightfully talented Leslie T does all the work for the blog

when: #6 competition starts March 1, 2024 and ends April 15, 2024; the bingo board image will be seen further down in this post

what: Shiny Glittery Blue Christmas wishes

(column O = blue, free, smooshing, distressing, and no stamping) 


below: closeup to see the distressed edges on the paper's edges using the blade of scissors along with the smooshed paint on the circle focal backdrop (blue metallic acrylic paint and silver/gray metallic acrylic paint)


notes:

1. sticker labels/sentiments = Simple Life Vintage Woods by Simple Stories

2. blue and silver foil snowflake 'dazzles'/stickers = Hot Off The Press

3. bright blue cardstock for the base = Neenah

4. the mid-blue glittery specialty paper has bright pink glitter top application = scrap cut = D.T. (also the trimmed silver and blue tag focal)

5. stencil template was used for the circle focal backdrop = (old) Pebbles; the black 'film reel openings' marks were part of the stencil template; with all the blues and silvers, those black marks help visually create some definition

6. distressing on all cardstocks/papers with scissors blade

7. paint smooshing on circle backdrop accomplished using a scrunched textured paper towel


where: Christmas or not Bingo Challenges #6 post link= 

https://christmasbingochallenges.blogspot.com/2024/03/cbc-6-anything-goes-with-featured-bingo.html

#6 bingo board to use= (I used column O.)



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other places to share/link are:

A. Krafty Chicks; week 5 for anything goes; 

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/krafty-chicks-challenge-705-atg.html

B. I Spy With My Little Eye; current for 16-17 days; theme is something with the letter B; my Christmas card is almost all blue

link= https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2024/02/i-spy-with-my-little-eyesomething.html

C. Night Owl; current; theme is Brr, It's Cold --snow, winter, etc. ; my card has lots of snowflakes

link= https://nightshiftstamping.blogspot.com/2024/02/20022024-challenge-34-brr-wie-kalt-ist.html

D. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges; open for 2 more days; anything Christmas goes;

link= https://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-156-anything-christmas-goes.html

E. Just Add Ink; just started; see the mostly blue inspiration photo; my card has lots of blues which was my inspiration and driving force for the elements of this Christmas card

link= https://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2024/03/just-add-ink-691inspiration.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*co-owner/DT for C or not Bingo Challenges and also AACB

*manager/DT for MTTCC and MTTC

*owner/DT for HQCB, HQFCB (was TFATU), and HQCOLCB; also FQCB, FQGSCB, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB


My MTTCC #81 Plaid and or Lumberjack Christmas DT card for 1 March 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting shares my manager/DT commitment to My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog. I'm in the early months of my THIRD year in this role. Every other Friday, MTTCC brings a new themed Christmas/winter holiday competition to blogland.

when: #81 Buffalo Plaid and/or Lumberjack Christmas theme starts March 1, 2024 and ends on March 14th.

what: Chilly Winter Forest Wishes card (buffalo plaid scraps, wood slices print paper, wood tree sticker)

notes:

1. base cardstock = Neenah

2. buffalo plaid cardstock scrap strips (gray and green) = The Paper Studio

3. wood slices print paper and 4 die-cuts (holly, winter, sweater, mittens) and little enamel dots = Feelin' Frosty collection by Simple Stories

4. wood snowflake and wood tree stickers = Simple Vintage Woods by Simple Stories (collection's sticker book)

5. papers/cardstocks inked edges = Butterfly Blue alcohol marker by Arteza


where: My Time To Craft Christmas #81 blog post link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/03/mttcc-81-theme-is-buffalo-plaid-and-or.html

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other places to share/link are:

a. Double D Designs challenge; ends on March 3; theme is patterned paper; my card has wood slices with hearts patterned paper and scraps of 2 buffalo plaid cardstocks

link= https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2024/02/patterned-paper.html

b. Krafty Chicks; week 5; anything goes; 

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/krafty-chicks-challenge-705-atg.html

c. CRAFT; current; theme is Female; my card has a pink sweater and pink mittens along with pastel hearts that lend all towards feminine rustic

link= https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-710-female.html

d. The Sisterhood of Crafters; in week 1 of 2; theme is Dots and/or Stripes; my card has 5 little enamel dots; and stripes in the sweater die-cut, vertical stripes of woodgrain in the tree sticker, stripes in the buffalo plaid cardstock scraps, etc.

link= https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-28-dots-andor-stripes.html

e. I Spy with my little eye; still has 16-17 days left; theme is something with B; my card has a blue cardstock base, some pale blue hearts, 2 very light blue enamel dots

link= https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2024/02/i-spy-with-my-little-eyesomething.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT for MTTCC and its sister blog MTTC

*co-owner/DT for AACB and C or not Bingo 

**also owner/DT for these Quest families of challenge blogs: HQCB, HQFCB (formerly TFATU), HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB


Friday, February 23, 2024

MTTC #528 Create Your Own Background Theme DT card for 23 February 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: this posting showcases my DT inspiration project for My Time To Craft challenge blog (which I manage)

When: #528 theme competition starts February 23, 2024 and will last 13 days

What: made a plaid 'paper' and altered a gray with tiny flowers cardstock with a mix of alcohol and watercolor markers to be colorful for a non-traditional Christmas card


closeup of the plaid: some wavy lines and some straight 



Notes:

1. white card base is folded on left side; The Paper Studio

2. lavender text print paper; Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

3. gray with white flowers cardstock ; Stampin' Up

4. four die-cuts and 4 dots (3 in cluster and 1 up near pink flower's leafy stem); Feelin' Frosty collection by ?

5. alcohol markers = Arteza and Nuvo

Where: MTTC #528 main launch posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/mttc-528-theme-is-create-your-own.html

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other places:

A. Krafty Chicks; started Feb 22; All Occasions week/rotation; My card is a non-traditional winter/Christmas colored Christmas card

link= https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/krafty-chicks-challenge-704-all.html

B. C.R.A.F.T. challenge; current; theme is Christmas; My card is a non-traditional winter/Christmas colored Christmas card

link= https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-709-christmas.html

C. Night Owls Create Beautiful challenge; started 2 days ago; Brr It's Cold (show cold/winter/snow); My Christmas card has a snow globe die-cut and there's a snowman inside the snow globe

link= https://nightshiftstamping.blogspot.com/2024/02/20022024-challenge-34-brr-wie-kalt-ist.html

D. Double D challenges; current; theme is patterned paper; MY Christmas card has a gray and white SU patterned paper panel on top of a lavender text print paper (very subtle); I altered the floral print my adding alcohol and watercolor marker 'dots' to fill the teeny flowers in the paper

link= https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2024/02/patterned-paper.html

E. Word Art Wednesday; week of 2 of 2; theme is anything goes that is uplifting and encouraging; My card is a Christmas wintery wishes card with non-traditional colors

link= https://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2024/02/anything-goes-weeks-635-636.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager of these 2 blogs: MTTC and its sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas

*co-owner/DT of these 2: AACB and CBCB

*owner/DT of these 6: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, and FQCCCB


Friday, February 16, 2024

My MTTCC #80 DT card with white and metallics only Christmas theme for 16 Feb 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting showcases my DT contribution to My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog; it was my turn to suggest the theme

when: #80 goes from February 16-29, 2024

what: #80 theme is white with metallics (only) for Christmas/winter holiday


below is a closeup of the gold holographic lettering; also the backdrop is gold mirror foil card but the scanner lighting makes it appear dark


notes:

1. card base is white cardstock

2. gold mirror foil cardstock is the background

3. creamy white doily (received as a prize gift; vendor unknown)

4. all metallic stickers/dazzles = Hot Off The Press

5. white grosgrain ribbon was recycled from towel packaging received as Christmas gift


where: MTTCC #80 white with metallics (only) Christmas theme link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/02/mttcc-80-theme-is-white-with-metallics.html

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other places to share/link are:

A. C.R.A.F.T.; current; theme is Christmas; my card has a starry and snowy window scene for Christmas

link= https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-709-christmas.html

B. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; started Feb 14; theme is anything goes with paper; 

link= https://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/pennys-challenge-565.html

C. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; current; anything goes Christmas

link= https://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/anything-christmas-goes.html 

D. Peace on Earth; current; anything goes Christmas (mood board for inspo);

link= https://peaceonearthchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/02/peace-on-earth-challenge-57.html

E. {PIN}spirational challenges; midway/current; February theme is ribbons; MY Christmas card has white grosgrain ribbon

link= https://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/pinspirational-challenge-310-february.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT for MTTCC and MTTC


also

*co-owner/DT for C or not Bingo and AACB

*owner/DT for the Quest families of challenge blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGSCB, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Ally's Angels #79 Anything Goes theme DT card for 10 February 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

PURPOSE for post: to share my co-owner/dt inspiration commitment card for Ally's Angels challenge blog; Anything Goes theme; I've chosen to do a little girl's 1st birthday card 

WHEN: #79 starts February 10, 2024 and lasts almost a full month

WHAT: Rainbow One Year Wonder birthday card for my great niece


the inside panel cropped: 



I love the inside of this card! 

NOTES: 

1. pink and yellow cardstocks = Neenah

2. floral print cardstock scrap = unknown; been in stash for 15+ years

3. metallic foil star stickers and pale pink glitter heart sticker = stash

4. washi tape used on the inside panel = unknown

5. rainbow, hearts, and clouds are wall stickers = bought at D.T.


WHERE: AACB #79 blog posting link=

https://alessandrasangels.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-79-challenge-78-winner-top.html

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OTHER PLACES:

A. Fab N Funky; current; new beginnings theme; MY card is for my great niece's 1st birthday --she's just getting started in life

link= https://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-588-new-beginnings.html

B. Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenges; current; For someone you love or a special friend 

link= https://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-challenge-for-someone-you-love.html

C. Double D Challenges; current; Heartfelt theme--anything as long as there is a heart/hearts; my card has 2 hearts layered together at the middle of the rainbow

link= https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2024/02/heartfelt-challenge.html 

D. Simply Create Too; current; include a heart; my front panel has 2 hearts layered together; plus 2 more hearts inside 

link= https://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2024/02/197-include-heart.html

E. Crafty Catz; current/started Feb 9; theme is anything goes with option of Valentine's or with love; this birthday card has hearts on both the front and inside panels  and given in love to my great niece

link= https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/crafty-catz-challenge-665.html

F. Creative Fingers; current; always anything goes

link= https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-271.html

G. Girlz Creative; current until Feb 13; anything goes 

link= https://girlzcreativecrafts.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-40-alles-mag.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*co-owner/dt = AACB and CBCB (both with Leslie T.)

*manager/dt = MTTC and MTTCC (both for Shell S.)

*owner/dt = HQFCB was TFATU, HQCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, HQCOLCB, and FQHSKCB


 

Friday, February 9, 2024

My MTTC design team card for theme #527 on 9 February 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting features my design team contribution to My Time To Craft challenge blog's #527. The theme was suggested by me for Valentine's/love occasions. 

when: #527 starts February 9 and ends on February 22, 2024

what: #527 theme is Cupid(s) and arrow(s); I've used a clipart image that has Cupid in action with his bow and arrow



notes:

1. Cupid with bow and arrow clipart image is from The Clip Art Library website; free for personal use; printed on purple copy paper and fussy cut

2. purple cardstock trimmed to about 3.25" wide x 6" high

3. purple netting = stash; cut roughly using decorative scissors

4. stamps ('love', dash marks, part of a wreath, and heart) = Creative Devotions/American Crafts

5. background  florals, hummingbird, and text is the top decorative layer of a napkin wrapped around a piece of recycled white cardstock packaging = stash items; napkin received several years ago for a swap

6. puffy stickers (dots in 2 sizes and colors plus 2 hearts) = Freckled Fawn (new item)


where: MTTC #527 theme Cupid and/or Arrows main post link=


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other places to share/link are:

A. Double D Challenges; current; theme is heartfelt--use heart(s); My card has a stamped heart and 2 puffy heart stickers

link= https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2024/02/heartfelt-challenge.html

B. The Paper Funday; current; theme is anything goes with option of no patterned paper; My card has a NAPKIN wrapped around a scrap piece of white packaging cardstock

link= https://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-challenge-62-anything.html

C. Creative Knockouts; current; Love/Valentine's Day/anniversaries; this is my 3rd and final entry for this challenge for love/Valentine's

link= https://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2024/02/514-lovevalentines-dayanniversary.html

D. Through the Purple Haze; still open from January; anything goes;

link= https://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/2024/01/challenge-212.html

E. Triple B-Birds, Butterflies, Blooms; current; MY card's napkin has blooms and a hummingbird

link= https://dd-tripleb.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-challenge.html

F. The Flower Challenge; current; use flower(s) + add a heart theme; MY card has bleeding hearts flowers  plus I have a stamped heart and 2 puffy heart stickers

link= https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/the-flower-challenge-88-add-heart.html

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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*manager/DT of MTTC and MTTCC

*co-owner/DT of AACB and C or not Bingo CB

*owner/DT of these Quest families of blogs:

HQCB, HQFCB, and HQCOLCB; 

FQCB, FQGSCB, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB

 

Friday, February 2, 2024

MTTCC #79 Dove Theme for Christmas DT card on 2 Feb 2024

 Heartwarming Wishes from Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: this post showcases my manager/DT commitment to My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog's #79 theme

When: February 2-15, 2024

What: #79 theme is Dove for Peaceful Christmas



Notes:

1. gray cardstock = Neenah

2. teal cardstock and the half heart doily (started as white) = Crafter's Choice

3. Butterfly Blue alcohol marker (for doily and cardstock edging) and Pale Blue alcohol marker = Arteza

4. fussy cut dove and the border design strip = boxed card upcycled 


Where: MTTCC #79 main launch posting link=

https://mytimetocraftchristmas.blogspot.com/2024/02/mttcc-79-theme-is-winter-birds-for.html

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Other places:

A. C.R.A.F.T. ; current; theme is winter; my card has wintery colors, Christmas sentiment, dove, 

link= https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-707-winter.html

B. Critter Crazy; current/started Feb 1; must feature a critter; my card has a dove

link= https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2024/02/challenge-83-anything-goes-with.html

C. Kerst/Christmas via FB group; current; anything goes Christmas

link= https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060810930603477/

D. The Four Seasons; started Feb 1; winter season; my card is a wintery Christmas card

link= https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/02/february-2024-anything-goes-winter.html

E. Merry Little Christmas Challenge; current through Feb 15; anything Christmas goes

link= https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2024/01/mlccb-54-anything-christmas-goes-mlccb.html


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


*owner/DT=

1. FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog

2. FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

3. FarmQuest Challenge Blog

4. Heart's Quest Challenge Blog

5. formerly known as The Fairy and The Unicorn is now in 2024 renamed as Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge

*co-owner/DT=

1. Ally's Angels Challenge Blog

2. Christmas Bingo Challenge Blog

*manager/DT=

1. My Time To Craft Christmas

2. My Time To Craft