Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, January 26, 2024

My MTTC #526 Hobbies theme DT card for 26 January 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting is to showcase my DT/manager contribution to My Time To Craft challenge blog

when: #526 theme is Hobbies (relaxation, spare time activities) for January 26-February 8, 2024

what: Collecting owls; a house becomes a home when you collect those things that you love

notes: Besides collecting owl objects, I love having floral arrangements and wreaths, butterfly items/jewelry/scarves, and a couple of others. 

1. floral print cardstock, stickers including the sentiment strip sticker = Simple Life collection from Simple Stories

2. light gray paper and pink felt owl = stash

3. brown wood frame die-cut = Carta Bella

4. pinecone print cardstock = Cozy Christmas collection from Fancy Pants Designs

5. black dual-tip permanent marker = Art Skills (outlining)

where: MTTC #526 theme is hobbies (non-work jobs) post link=


other places to share/link are:

A. Try It On Tuesday; started Jan 23; Add some text theme (more than 1 word); my card has a very long phrasing sticker just above the bottom edge ["this home is a collection of all the things we love"]


B. Ellibelle's Corner/Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday; started January 3 and almost over; anything goes


C. Word Art Wednesday; current in week 2 of 2; anything goes that's uplifting; my card will go to an elderly relative to cheer them and say hello


D. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; current/midway in the fortnight; anything goes with paper; my card has 2 cardstocks and 1 paper plus lots of stickers and felt owl


E. Dream Valley Challenges; current; use 2 or more papers; my card uses 2 cardstocks and 1 gray paper



Crafting in the USA heartland, 

in snow, rain, fog mix 

Becca S

*manager/DT for MTTC and also its sister blog, My Time To Craft Christmas

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



Friday, January 19, 2024

MTTCC #78 Holly and or Berries theme DT card for 19 January 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

Purpose: this post showcases my manager/DT commitment to My Time To Craft Christmas

When: January 19, 2024 is the start date for #78 theme of Holly and/or Berries; competition lasts for 13 days

What: Let There Be Light (and Holly, Pine, and Poinsettia!) card


1. altered boxed card from a mixed design set; bought at 50% off at Dollar General; card front panel was trimmed using decorative-edge scissors

2. green cardstock = Neenah

3. candle flames color enhanced = Goldfish Orange and Canary Yellow alcohol markers from Arteza

4. holly spray, small pinecone, and plaid heart stickers = Simple Stories; the white edges of the pinecone and holly were changed with Condensed Milk alcohol marker from Arteza (yes!)--helps to blend into the champagne color of the upcycled card panel

Where: MTTCC #78 blog link=


other places to share/link are:

A. Through the Purple Haze; current/started Jan 17; anything goes


B. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; current/started Jan 17 for fortnight; anything goes


C. ABC Christmas Challenges; current/started on Jan 10; A is for Anything Christmas and B is for Berries; my card has holly berries scattered around the candles and added in the stickers in the upper right corner


D. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges blog; current/started on Jan 9; anything goes Christmas; mine is Christmas with candles, poinsettia, pine, holly and berries



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


MTTCChristmas and My Time To Craft

**co-owner/DT = 

Ally's Angels and Christmas (or not) Bingo Challenges

***quest families of owner/DT blogs=

Heart's Quest, HQFantasy, HQCelebrations of Love

FarmQuest, FQGeneral Store, FQCountry Christmas and FQHomeStyle Kitchen 


Friday, January 12, 2024

MTTC #525 Something New In Stash theme DT project for 12 January 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! This personal blog is 1 of 2 that I use to showcase mostly my paper-crafting endeavors that are works of art and heart!

Purpose: this posting features My Time To Craft #525 "Something New IN Stash" theme; see the notes section to find out what the 'new to me' in my stash items are

When: MTTC #525 theme competition starts January 12, 2024 and goes for 13 days

What: "Just For You" neutral that I can give this as birthday, anniversary card to my husband, or another occasion; I've decided to send it to one of my aunts for her January birthday

standing folded:

scanned flat main side=

reverse side=


1. new in stash earlier this year or last year maybe; just started using in December 2023 = white fancy fold heart-swing card base (from a set/pack); by Hot Off The Press via Paper Wishes website

2. new in stash but older cardstock double-sided prints from 2 collections that I've mix-matched from Stampin' Up; these are new to me since receiving them from a crafting friend in October 2023

3. gold square gems, pink glitter foam heart shape stickers = old stash items

4. all print cardstock pieces had edges inked using "Artichoke" ink pad from Stampin' Up; this was a received from a different crafting friend earlier in 2023

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

Where: My Time To Craft #525 main blog posting link=


other places:

A. SUO Challenges or Stampin' Up Only; All That Glitters theme; my card has the light pink glitter hearts, yellow/amber gems for shine, and the gold metallic foil sentiment sticker for more shine and the papers are from different sets by Stampin' Up


B. Craft-alnica; current, just started; New Beginnings theme; the papers are new to me


C. Double D Challenges; is open until Jan 14; theme is birthday or anniversary with option of bronze for their 8th year celebration; I've got ambers/golds rather than bronze; this card is intended for one of my aunt's birthdays


D. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; open until Jan 16; anything goes


E. Word Art Wednesdays; open until Jan 16; anything goes that is uplifting and encouraging; the recipient of this card will be one of my aunts for her birthday



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*note: this blog focuses mostly on design team commitments for 3 blogs: MTTC, MTTCC, and AACB

**my other personal blogs focuses on these 8= CBCB* (C or not BCB), HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQHSKCB and FQCCCB


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Ally's Angels #78 card Anything Goes theme for 10 January 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 New Year's Day card 

WHEN: #78 starts January 10, 2024 and last almost a full month



1. designer papers are from Stampin' Up

2. silver glitter wood snowflake with added red-purple glitter glue and gold glitter paint pen drops = stash

3. pale turquoise and a darker blue = Arteza Everblend Art Markers

4. black ink pad = Hero Arts

5. white base card A2 size left side folded = Crafter's Closet

WHERE: AACB #78 blog posting link=



A. The Four Season Challenge; started Jan 1; winter season theme; my card is for New Year's Day holiday 


B. Stampin' Up Only (SUO) Challenges; current; all that glitters theme; my card uses two designer papers from the Bohemian collection (older product); the glitter items are the snowflake ornament accent and the red-purple glitter glue used to adhere it


C. The Outlawz No Stamp Challenge; last challenge with Dec -Jan extended time frame; still about 3 days left; my card's front panel shows a handwritten sentiment


D. Let's Craft and Create; started Jan 5; anything goes (not the option)


E. The Paper Funday; started Jan 3 and time extended; anything goes with option of Let's Celebrate; my card is about celebrating the new year 2024



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.)


Friday, January 5, 2024

MTTCC #77 Christmas House or Church scene DT card for 5 Jan 2024

Heartwarming Wishes from Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting shares my love for Christmas, especially creating Christmas cards for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog; DT member Martina has suggested using a house or church for the theme

when: #77 starts on January 5, 2024 and ends 13 days later

what: Christmas in the village card


1. "Christmas" is part of a sentiment large stamp set = Recollections/Michaels Arts and Crafts

2. Emerald Envy stamp pad = Stampin Up

3. snowflake, hearts, stars, and plus sign stencils randomly color-filled = Simple Stories

4. Poppy Red, Canary Yellow, Dusk Blue, Butterfly Blue alcohol markers = Arteza

5. church/village illustration scene is from the 1960s era of my childhood = part of a package (prize) of upcycled vintage papers

6. white cardstock = Pen + Gear

7. teal cardstock = Crafter's Choice

where: MTTCC #77 Christmas House or Church scene theme blog link=


other places to share/link are:

A. Krafty Chicks; Jan 4 start date/1st week stamps theme; on my card "Christmas" is stamped in Emerald Envy stamp pad ink from SU


B. Just Us Girls; current; this week's theme is color challenge (see the badge); my card has lots of blue and green tones


badge for color combo = 

C. Christmas Crafts All Year Round; started Jan 1; theme of snowflakes; I've got stenciled snowflakes scattered around


D. If You Give A Crafter....; started Jan 1; theme/image is of winter wishes; my card is a snowy weather village scene with snow on rooftops and ground in the illustration and stenciled snowflakes & dots scattered around


E. Sparkles Christmas Challenge; current; theme is winter wonderland; my card is a snowy weather village scene......


F. sorry; for some delays in the past 10 hours or so; I had to have my husband buy a new mouse for my computer; while trying to finalize the MTTCC #76 bragging rights post and the #77 post along with my own, I wasn't able to right click to copy and was SO frustrating!!! But now at 10:40am I'm back in action!!! 


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT = MTTCC and MTTC

*co-owner/DT = AACB and CBCB/C(or not)BCB