Thursday, October 27, 2022

HQCB Color Heart #9 use orange heart and purple heart theme challenge starts 28 Oct 2022

 Heartfelt Greetings!

Welcome to Heart's Quest Challenge Blog's 9th Color Heart Theme!

We are continuing with a seasonal pairing this month. You may use it for Halloween/Harvest/Thanksgiving celebrations or whatever occasion (birthday, anniversary, get well, etc.) What's required is to have at least 1 orange heart shape and at least 1 purple heart shape on your project. 

Competition starts at 12:30am CT/Chicago on October 28, 2022 and ends on 12:30am of November 13, 2022. 

Acceptable formats are: any kind of card including ATCs, tags, bookmarks, layout spreads for items like journals, planners, calendars, and TNs, and any style of large scrapbook layout (pocket format, notebook paper size, or 12"square). HUNDREDS of possibilities!!!   And the color duo of hearts can be incorporated with so MANY occasions, sentiments, and supplies!!!! 


An awesome welcome and introduction to new DT member Willa Jean!! 

Her project is 2nd, in the middle. 

Design Team inspiration projects from Lori, Willa Jean, & Becca= 

from DT member Lori S=

Too cute!!! Purple and black has been popping up as the Halloween popular color duo this year! Lori's add some bits of orange to not only meet theme requirements but to coordinate with the doggie's outfit!!! And some wee little hearts are being protected by the ghost as well as decorating the witch hat!!! How fun is this travelers notebook layout!!!!


from NEW design team member Willa Jean=

her Instagram address to see more of her wonderful paper-crafting = bandwjc

Don't you just love splashes of mixed media!?!! And it's heartwarming to read that her husband has had military service! (THANK YOU!) Theme requirements' colors show in the patterned paper strip on the left and purple/lavender around the photo and park pass, then with the hearts above the pic and on the USA shape map! Clever! Oh so creatively brilliant!!!

Tremendous 1st design team project for Heart's Quest, Willa!!!


from HQCB owner Becca S:

I met the requirements with 3 various orange-hued hearts and 1 tonal lavender-hued heart! (Technically, 2 purple hearts. Look closely at the stamped image on the bottom left side.) Purple and orange hues are scattered throughout both pages of this Scripture Writing Journal. 

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Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your participation entries. Yes, entries! Each participant can have 3 new themed projects per challenge!

Deadline is 12:30am CT/Chicago on November 13, 2022.



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On behalf of the HQCB Design Team's happy hearts, 

Becca S, HQCB owner

HQCB Top Picks Announcement for Love Theme #8 that ended 27 October 2022

 Heartfelt Greetings, craft artisans!

Heart's Quest just ended Love Theme #8 (love and animal/animal design print) had 4 entries from 3 crafters!

3 entries were layouts and 1 was a card! All were spectacular! Thanks Cheryl, Brandi, and Granmargaret!

In mixed order:

Cheryl's 2=

Granmargaret's =

and Brandi's =


These projects are wonderful and wonderfully creative! Brilliant ways to use the word "love' and animals/animal print designs! 

Bragging rights as a Top Pursuit Achiever badge:

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Thanks, gals! I'm just loving how HQCB theme requirements get combined with other challenges in blogland plus shows the diversity of products and styles out there in the world. 

HQCB switches to a color duo of heart shapes early on the 28th. 

With happy creative hearts,

Becca S, owner of HQCB

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

HQCB Reminder Love Theme #8 with love and an animal ends 27 October 2022

 Heartfelt Greetings! This reminder posting will be very different. 

Use the link to take you to my personal blog for HQCB and FQCB inspiration projects where I link to other challenge blogs and Facebook groups. 

I've created a Scripture Writing journal TN layout that combines the current themes for HQCB and FQCB along with meeting the themes/requirements for several other challenges.



and a bonus project! = I managed to get a birthday card made for my great nephew!

This slimline card is about 8.5" wide and 4.25" deep. I tried to mix autumn colors and icons along with the 2 HQCB Love Theme requirements (2 uses of 'love' and 4 animals). 


Be sure to enter your submissions before 12:30am October 27, 2022. 

Use this link to take you to the October 14th main launch posting that will have the Inlinkz tool address for submitting:


With a happy heart and exhausted mind after working several hours on the layout and another 2 hours on the birthday card,

HQCB and FQCB owner Becca S

Thursday, October 13, 2022

HQCB Love Theme #8 with Love and Animal Image starts 14 October 2022

 Heartfelt Greetings to Heart's Quest Challenge Blog's Love Theme #8!!

Love Theme #8 requires the use of the word 'love' and at least 1 image of:

*animal image/animal print

Competition starts at 12:30am CT/Chicago on October 14, 2022 and ends at the same time but on October 27th. 

For bragging rights, please submit 1-3 new themed projects.


Design Inspiration:

From DT member Lori S:

to learn more about Lori's TN spread, use this link to read her details=

Lori met the Love Theme #8 requirements with her animal (squirrel) and usage of 'love' (love you lots). Terrific! I like this layout design! Look how the brown strip continues onto the top L corner of the R page and how the background print and paper ribbon strip continues from L page to R page!! Fabulous ways to carry prints/colors throughout the layout!


from HQCB owner Becca S=

The focal's zebra print wrapped heart stamp and the "wild thing" stamp were purchased about 2 years from Sum More Fun Stamps. This was my first time to use them! Makes you want to sing that rock-n-roll song, doesn't it!?!!

I hand-wrote "I think I love you!" to meet the requirement of using the word 'love' and then that zebra animal print heart stamp qualifies for the animal image/print part of  Love Theme #8!

Now it's your turn, crafters!!! Take your stash quest to figure out what you can do for Love Theme #8!!!


Use the Inlinkz tool address to submit your entries!!! Thanks so much for participating! It makes my heart warm and fuzzy! 


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With a happy heart getting to craft amazing projects featuring hearts and love,
Becca S, owner of HQCB


HQCB Color Heart #8 Top 3 Pursuit Achievers Picks

 Happy Hearts!! <3

Specifically brown and yellow/gold hearts!!--Color Heart #8 required colors to include (1 of each minimum)

Heart's Quest Challenge Blog's Top 3 Pursuit Achievers recognition goes to:

in order of entry:

#1= Granmargaret=

#2= Brandi =

and #3= Deanne =

Wonderful, unique interpretations using at least 1 brown heart and 1 yellow/gold heart in their projects!! Supplies, techniques, occasions and formats are quite varied!!! I heart these!!! 

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Color Heart Theme #8 using 1 brown heart shape and 1 yellow/gold heart shape ended at 12:30am CT/Chicago on October 13th. 

Love Theme #8 will be published in about 55 minutes! Stay tuned!


With a happy heart that is ecstatic over the quality and diversity of projects submitted at Heart's Quest, 

Becca S, owner

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

HQCB REMINDER Color Heart #8 use brown heart and yellow heart theme challenge ends 13 October 2022

 Hello! Heartfelt Greetings! It's midway in the competition and time for a reminder.

Heart's Quest's Color Heart #8 requires 2 colors of hearts:

*at least 1 brown heart


*at least 1 yellow heart

There are many acceptable formats that you can read in the side bar rules. 

You may include more than 1 brown heart and of yellow, but the minimum is 1 of each color heart shape. Picking the format, size, sentiment, occasion, etc. is all left up to each craft artisan. And that's what we'd like to see. What's your artistic spin for these 2 heart shape colors?

Owner of  HQCB has 2 amazing inspiration projects to share=

from Becca: Project #1 is rustic countryside bookmark=

*yellow checked gingham is the reverse side of the slightly larger checked gingham paper used in Project 2==Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website purchase
*dark brown wood siding patterned paper= Lake Life Paper Pad from Fancy Pants Design
*kraft brown with dot patterned cardstock = Webster Pages
*cow die-cut ephemera = Carta Bella, I think; or could be Echo Park; likewise for the frame die-cut
*bright yellow heart is a converted white foam heart sticker; a layer of yellow marker
*puffy acorn stickers, washi tape (possibly Pen + Gear), yellow cording, twine and dark brown textured specialty cardstock= stash

Project #2

*Yellow gingham heart's & cake strip paper is from Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website

*frame is trimmed from a cut-apart from Bo Bunny

*everything else came from my stash


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Competition starts September 28, 2022 at 12:30am CT/Chicago (or 6:30am UK).


Use the Inlinkz tool address (back in the original post from Sept. 28th) to submit your entries before the deadline of 12:30am October 13, 2022. (CT/Chicago time zone) Each participant may enter 3 new themed projects per challenge. 

LINK back to the main Color Heart #8 post=


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With a happy heart on behalf of the DT duo and myself/Becca S, owner!


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