Last weekend I had some friends over to make the Fall Wreath CTMH first shared on their blog. I made it using (mainly) the CTMH Circut Flower Market bundle and Falling for You paper pack. I did find some beautiful leaves also available in the You are Here and Artistry Circut bundles through CTMH so you really have a lot of choices. Each wreath turned out unique but each one was beautiful! I was really surprised when both my husband and daughter commented on how pretty this was. Happy dance!
You may recognize some of these leaves (I had leftovers!) on another project I made here. If you’d like more information on getting a “to go” kit from me or need to know what you need to buy to make your own, just let me know!
And now on to the winners from last week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge. So many wonderful entries – and I do appreciate my weekly regulars…you all are awesome!!
20. Stamping Kitty
21. Lovely Linda
Congratulations to this week’s winners! I hope you all will be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge – I look forward to checking out your creations!! XOXO
This month’s theme and monthly prize
Anything Goes + a stamp
Oct 15 – Oct 22
I was so happy to have my daughter home visiting from college this weekend. That visit, combined with a couple of workshops at my home – and prepping for a Christmas card class, took up most of my crafty time so we have one less inspiration piece this week. Sorry! Thanks for checking out this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge. There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing. I bought some extra burlap ribbon for my fall wreath making class and I think you will love it!
This Week’s Inspiration
Cyndi is ready for Halloween with this not-so-spooky card using CTMH’s Cats and Bats paper pack. If you are into origami, this paper line and matching stamp set is for you! Those green eyes crack me up…and did I mention when my daughter comes to visit, she brings her kitty Milo along! XOXO
CTMH supplies: Cats and Bats paper pack and matching stamp set
Last week I heat embossed A Grateful Heart from CTMH but I knew it would be equally beautiful watercolored. CTMH’s watercolor pencils mad this card come together so fast!! They are quick and easy to use…I added some extra “bling” by going over the feathers and yellow flower with a Clear Glitter brush. I paired this image with CTMH’s Falling for You paper packet. I still have quite a bit left over from my Fall Wreath class — I absolutely LOVE the colors in this packet.
CTMH supplies: A Grateful Heart stamp set, Falling for You paper packet, Watercolor Pencils, Aquabrush, Shimmer brush
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!
This week is School Cafeteria Worker appreciation and my part was to package everything up “nicely”. I wish this photo was better because the gift bags turned out gorgeous! They are stuffed to the brim with Trader Joe’s goodies and then I tied them off with a handmade gift tag and some CTMH burlap ribbon (love!!) and leaves I cut from my Cricut using several CTMH bundles. The Falling for You paper pack that CTMH has in it’s Holiday Expressions catalog really made these cut leaves extra special.
Here is a close up of the tags and I used the CTMH set, All the Thanks stamped in Espresso ink. All of these Falling for You paper scraps are leftover from my Fall Wreath class that I had last week. I have yet to share the finished project but it turned out beautifully!!
Here’s a close up of one of the cards I made…it’s a super CAS design and again with paper scraps, I was able to whip out a set of 6 cards!
If you need any of the supplies, you can find them online here!
I absolutely fell in love with this card when I saw Gail Gross first shared it last week. I often tweak a card to make it my own, but not this time! It’s so cute how she used the santa hat from CTMH’s Beary Christmas for scrapbooking stamp set. It fits perfectly on all the little critters in CTMH’s Operation Smile set – Punny Pals.
The most exciting part is this month we’re celebrating Share a Smile and CTMH is matching all funds raised for Operation Smile through the sale of Punny Pals. PLUS, they are offering a matching die set for those of you who like to skip the fussy cutting! tee hee…
Check out this Special Promotion on my website!
This weekend CTMH shared the news that they have raised $44,000 so far for the Red Cross through sales of this special release stamp set: Stronger Together. WOW!! I shared a card yesterday that I made with it and I absolutely love the sentiments.
Thank you to all of the participants from last week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge. So many beautiful (and cheerful!) entries…it’s always so difficult to narrow it down to just a Top 3. But I must!
14. Billie A
Congratulations to the winners and I hope you will grab your blog badge if you don’t already have it! I’d like to invite everyone back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge as well! Have a wonderful week and if you are off today for Columbus Day, as I am, enjoy your day!