Challenge Winners

Well, this is the last post to feature these blog badges!

The top one no longer applies since we are doing a monthly prize winner so here you go!

November’s Prize winner (Nordic Noel set)

Patty Sue 2

(please email me your address and I will send it quickly)

And last week’s final Amusing Challenge winners…

8.  Sew Paper Paint

11.  Billie A

12.  Zora

Congratulations to the winners and if you don’t already have it – grab this blog badge because it “retires” today!

In case you haven’t seen, or been here before, I’m under going a blog redesign and with it, a NEW challenge!  I’ve just joined up with CTMH over the weekend and am super excited.  Congrats again to one of our players that named my new challenge – heARTful stamping.  I hope you will be back to play along!

Welcome to my NEW weekly challenge!

Don’t do a double take — you are in the RIGHT place!

With the closing of Amuse Studio I have officially joined Close to My Heart (as of Dec 3!) and that meant shaking things up around here…

  • new blog look (still a work in progress!)
  • new challenge name!  

In fact, congratulations to KT Fit Kitty for coming up with my new name!  P.S.  You all had some great suggestions and sadly some were already taken but thank you so much for your inspiration when I needed it!

heartfulheader1and here we go!!

This week’s theme and monthly prize

ALL this month we’ve been having an  Anything Goes heARTful stamping Challenge.   

Please share any stamped project you are working on this week – please no digital images.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing. November’s prize winner will be announced tomorrow (Monday, Dec 5)

This Week’s Inspiration

Since I just signed up yesterday, I really don’t have a lot of CTMH stamps to play with yet.  But I did have this Santa’s Helpers set that I bought years ago.  I was thrilled how beautifully it stamped after sitting in the dark depths of a drawer for so many years!


supplies:  Santa’s Helpers, CTMH, Fishtail tag die/Cherry ribbon, amusestudio


I was really happy that my upline, Lisa, sent me a few stamped images to play with.  I love how this all year round wreath becomes a Christmas/holiday image by adding a simple sentiment to the middle!


supplies: Mini Joy, CTMH Holiday Expressions catalog, Wreath, CTMH Annual catalog, cardstock, amusestudio


Linda, the CEO of amuse studio, is on her 10th year of designing digital calendars where all proceeds go to charity.  She’s raised over $22,000 over the years and this year the proceeds will go to   Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.  There are 6 different sizes.  You can buy one or all 6!  I’ll be sharing more details later this week but here’s a peek at one I’ve just made.


supplies:  I used amuse studio, purple onion and The Angel Company stamps

I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit  
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

ummm…under construction!

Why do I play around with my blog “look” at 11 pm on the night before my Christmas party?  That’s taking place in our home?  And I have a cake in the oven?  

All I can say is hang on – it’s going to get better!  But you are in the RIGHT place!  


a•muse|studio 2017 Calendars


This is A Muse Studio’s TENTH year of Calendars for Charity and they’ve donated over $22,000 to wonderful causes as a result of this simple initiative. 

This year the proceeds will support GirlUp (  Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.  Linda’s daughters Annabelle and Makenna are ambassadors for GirlUp at their school.

The A Muse Studio Calendar Project is an awesome project for crafters of all ages and abilities. Linda originally designed this project for her daughters to make teacher and family gifts when they were just 4, 6 and 8 years old.  These calendars can be personalized with stamps and photos and there are five different sizes to choose from.  Calendars are fun to make, give and receive!

I’ll be sharing some of my latest calendars this week (when the sun cooperates and I get some good pictures!) but in the meantime, here are some calendars I created last year!  I used Amuse Studio, The Angel Company and Purple Onion stamps…

amuse studio

4 x 4 size is super cute!

amuse studio

The mini size is fun for decorating a coaster – stick a magnet on the back or hang it with ribbon!  So easy…

amuse studio

Interested in getting your own 2017 calendars?

It’s for a great cause…SHOP HERE

Amusing Challenge winners!


I’m in a funny place right now – sad about the final closing of Amuse Studio and eager to jump into my next “home”…Close To My Heart.  I am almost giddy with excitement and can’t wait for December 3 when I sign up for the new starter kit.  woohoo!  Get ready to see some changes around here too…I plan to dust off my blog and don’t be startled when you see my new blog name:  Stamped Blessings.  (PS. you don’t have to do a thing to keep getting my updates – I didn’t mention that earlier!)

I hope you’ll continue with me on this new papercrafting adventure –

I promise it will be fun!

And now on to last week’s Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes winners.  Gosh, it can be so hard to narrow it down to just three but I must.  

3.  Melissa SHB

4.  KT Fit Kitty

14.  Kelly O

Congratulations to the winners!  Please feel free to grab your blog badge…we are in the final weeks of it’s existence too until the new blog and NEW challenge name is revealed!  Can’t wait!

Also – I want to invite everyone to join in this week’s Amusing Challenge – it’s an Anything Goes theme and I’d love to hit 30 participants this week!  Please help me out and invite your friends to join in!  Share it on Facebook or Tweet about it!  Thank you so much!