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Friday, April 26, 2024

My MTTCC #85 Winter Scenes Theme Christmas card for 26 April 2024

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting is for My Time To Craft Christmas challenge blog which I've been faithfully committed to for over 2 now since it started as a spin-off to MTTC, which I've been part of for over 4+ years! Every Friday morning these 2 alternate. That's a lot of cards!

when: #85 Winter Scenes theme competition starts April 26, 2024 for 13 days

whatProject #1 =Santa with ice skates collage image scene Christmas card


1. Santa on ice skates collage panel (includes the black and white buffalo plaid print = Simple Stories' Christmas Vintage Woods/Lodge; also include the tab stickers, round sentiment sticker, the holly sticker and pinecone sticker

2. white glitter foam snowflake and red glitter bow foam stickers = stash

3. red and white striped paper scrap = stash

4. green cardstock scrap strip = Art Skills

5. red and white buffalo plaid cardstock for base = The Paper Studio

6. silver metallic paint marker used to outline Santa's sign, black mittens, and black boots

Project #2: Happy Holidays with Rudolph and Santa

notes: winter scene on white circle disc was created with rub-on transfers!!

7. "HH", banner, Santa, 2 red snowflakes, & Rudolph = "A Perfect Christmas" set by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park (2017); 1x for me to use this set!!!!!

8. dot print paper traced for large circle and cut with decorative scissors = The Paper Studio (possibly a 2019 print or earlier); also red and white buffalo plaid cardstock strip

9. white cardstock scrap = Pen + Gear

10. red alcohol marker = Arteza

11. all the embellishments are old stash items

where: MTTCC #85 (My Time To Craft Christmas) link=


other places to share/link are:

a. Rudolph and Santa = Peace On Earth; new on April 21; anything goes Christmas


b. Rudolph and Santa = Christmas Crafts All Year Round; started April 1; Christmas with Santa-Gnome-and/or Elf; MY Christmas card has Santa; this is my 3rd entry out of 5 allowed


c. Rudolph and Santa =The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge; has about 1 more day left; anything goes Christmas


d. Rudolph and Santa = ABC Christmas; current; theme letters are H for Hat and/or I for Inky; my Christmas card has inked edges but those are hard to see but the H for Hat can be seen on Santa's head


e.  vintage Santa = The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Link-ups; past midway/still current; anything goes Christmas with twist of Christmas candy; MY card is just for AGC


f.  vintage Santa =Cardz 4 Galz; started April 18; theme is Movie Madness; 1 of my text phrases can be found in 2 holiday movies:

*Good Cheer (short movie in 1926)

*Christmas Cheer (2023) by Encourage TV; holiday and family type


g. vintage Santa =Rudolph Days Challenge; started April 25; theme is always Christmas; 



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT of MTTCC and its sister blog MTTC

**co-owner/DT of CONBCB and AACB


****DT member only of HCAYR

Friday, April 19, 2024

My MTTC #532 Everything Die-cuts Theme DT card for 19 April 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

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

when: #532 starts April 19, 2024 and will last for 13 days

what: #532 theme is everything die-cuts; I tried to follow that except for the brown base, green background, large yellow circle and 2 small orange print circles (papers/cardstocks)

"Sharing Moments" card


1. brown and green cardstocks = Art Skills

2. orange print papers = Stampin' Up

3. yellow cardstock = Neenah

4. black and white buffalo plaid wood laser type die-cut rabbit (came from a garland set) = bought at D.T.; added eyelashes and also inked the wood cut sides/edges

5. die-cuts from "Life Captured" by Simple Stories are: pea green with white dot tag strip, and the 'moments' tag/label

6. die-cuts from "My Story" by Simple Stories are: 'sharing' cut from a larger die-cut sentiment, 3 flowers/clusters, 1 bird; note: 'sharing' text was white but used black marker to color

7. black ink edging and outlining on papers, die-cuts, and cardstocks = Art Skills' dual-tip permanent black marker

where: MTTC #532 blog posting link=


other places to share/link are:

a. Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges; current; see the board image; MY card has 3 across for the middle row = Green, Die-cut(s) all elements except base are die-cuts and a wood laser cut and Outdoors (flowers, bird, bunny)



b. Creative Knockouts; week 2 of 2; theme is spring is in the air; MY card has flowers, a bird, and a bunny


c. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; week 2 of 2; theme is anything goes with paper; MY card is full of papers/cardstocks/wood with a bit of cotton/polyester for the bunny tail


d. Word Art Wednesday; week 2 of 2; theme is anything goes uplifting and encouraging; MY card's sentiment is 'sharing moments' and is full of spring season outdoor elements

link =

e. Fab - n- Funky; current/midway; theme is add a sentiment; MY card's sentiment is 'sharing moments'


f. Die Cut Divas; started April 1/midway; theme is "make a Spring card" (inc. die-cut(s)); My card is full of die-cuts and a wood laser cut bunny plus the flowers, bird, and bunny are spring season elements



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*manager/DT for MTTC and MTTCChristmas


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

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

****new DT member starting May 1, 2024 for HCAYR/HAOOCAYR


Monday, April 15, 2024

Loving these AACB #81 DT anything goes theme cards for 15 April 2024

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!

purpose: this posting showcases 2 more contributions for my DT/co-owner status at Ally's Angels challenge blog; both Leslie T and I expressed interest in taking over the blog at the same time and agreed to a partnership. Note: starting this month, Leslie T has changed the starting date to the 15th; see the AACB blog post for details

when: #81 is starting April 15th and will last about a full month

what: a sweet birthday card for a little girl


1. white card base

2. pale yellow cardstock = Neenah

3. pastel floral print cardstock = I think is Fancy Pants Designs

4. sunflower 'label' ephemera = Sande Woodson's newsletter freebie from 2023

5. "HB" stamp = very old; Stampin' Up

6. pastel floral washi tape= Pen + Gear

7. the little pink heart and flower accents = ? Bella Blvd maybe

8. pink glitter foam heart stickers = D.T.

9. black ink pad for paper/cardstock edges = Hero Arts


PROJECT #2: Butterflies for Moments Big and Small College Graduation card


10. purple cardstock panel, purple and gray/white Moroccan tile print paper panel = Art Skills

11. white with light blue print is recycled tissue box packaging! 

12. the stencil and stamped butterfly shapes/panels  are on white cardstock scraps = Neenah

13. congratulations stamp = Art Skills

14. the moments big and small stamp, dots stamp, and tiny flower with leaves stamp = same set = Creative Devotions 

15. two different butterfly stencils = Crafter's Square; even two butterfly stencils were overlapped to create the shape for the sentiment

16. the 'pink', 'lavender', and gray/purple alcohol markers = Nuvo

17. the two blue alcohol markers = Arteza

18. black ink to pounce for stencil 1 of the butterflies = Hero Arts ink pad

19. paper flowers from package, black glitter decorative tape = Crafter's Square

20. Sugarplum ink pad = Lawn Fawn

21. silver glitter acrylic paint applied to the paper flowers (after dabbing on some ink) = Art Skills

22. Fresh Fig, Lemon and Lime Twist ink pads were also used for dabbing on different elements = Stampin' Up

where: AACB/Ally's Angels #81 blog post link= *this will be added after 5 am on April 15;


other places to share/link are:

the links for A-D are for the yellow spring flower birthday card

a. Four Seasons; current/April; spring season; my birthday card is very springtime floral pretty


b. Love To Craft; almost expired; about 17-18 hours to go; anything goes


c. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge; started April 1/midway; anything goes


d. Rabisco Challenge; started 1 week ago; anything goes; there is an optional color mood inspiration board; the birthday card has some of the color tones but not in large quantities

link =


the links below are for the pink, blue, purple butterfly and flowers card shown as Project #2

e. Friendship Challenge; current; theme is congratulations


f. Mix It Up; almost over; less than 18 hours left!!!; mixed media; (not the option of fancy folds); my congratulations card has stencil/tracing and inking; stamping and pouncing of ink; paint and ink applied to the paper flowers; recycled tissue box packaging that also was inked; black diamond glitter decorative tape


g. Love To Scrap; almost over; about 17-18 hours after I post-up; anything goes; literal usage of white cardstock scraps for the butterfly shaped sentiment and the multi butterfly panel on the left



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

*co-owner/DT of Ally's Angels and Christmas or not Bingo Challenges (all credit to the main owner Leslie T) 

*manager/DT of 2 other challenge blogs: MTTC and MTTCChristmas

*owner/DT for 7 Quest challenge blogs: HQCB, HQFCB, HQCOLCB, FQCB, FQGS, FQCCCB, and FQHSKCB

*on May 1, 2024 = DT member of HCAYR/HAOOCAYR

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'=


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:


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 


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. 


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



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....



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


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



Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

my commitments:












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)


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=


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!!!


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 =

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


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


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


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