Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

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 


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=


other places:

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


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


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


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


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



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


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=


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


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


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


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


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



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT for MTTCC and MTTC


*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! 


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=



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


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


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


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


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


F. Creative Fingers; current; always anything goes


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



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, 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


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=


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


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


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


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


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


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



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:




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


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=


Other places:

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


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


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


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


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



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S


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


1. Ally's Angels Challenge Blog

2. Christmas Bingo Challenge Blog


1. My Time To Craft Christmas

2. My Time To Craft