Today was a snow day here – not resulting in a day off from school but a two hour delay! I was happy to enjoy breakfast with my visiting Sister-In-Law and had a leisurely start to the day. There’s lot of white on this card which reminds me of the snow but the butterfly and soft green makes me thing of spring! sigh…
I really love how this card turned out but it’s so easy to make a pretty card using CTMH’s new stamp set and paper line called: Chelsea Gardens. I would say the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog is a winner and out that, this is my favorite! Honestly, I think a lot of folks like it and I am a little bit worried that it may eventually run out so if you like it, order it soon!
Linen stamped flowers make a pretty backdrop to my thanks sentiment. Don’t like to fussy cut? Great news! This set has a matching thincut die. woohoo! Life is good.
I can’t wait to share these two cards in my mid-month tutorial that goes out FREE to my newsletter subscribers. It’s going out later today but if you aren’t signed up yet – it’s not too late!
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And now I’d like to introduce you to last week’s heARTful stamping challenge Top 3 winners! woot woot!!
17. Stamping Kitty
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This month’s theme and monthly prize
Anything Goes + a stamp
Jan 14 – 21
Wow! We are blowing through January – I can’t believe we are already in the middle of the month! Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge!
If this is your first visit here, there are normally weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.
This Week’s Inspiration
Cyndi is back with another sweet Valentine themed card using CTMH’s Punny Pals stamp set. I love the colors here – the black is so striking with the pinks and reds. Punny Pals is this year’s Operation Smile stamp set – it’s where Close To My Heart donates $7 for each stamp set sold. It’s a great cause and a super cute stamp!
CTMH supplies: Punny Pals stamp set
I needed to make a few thank you cards for Christmas gifts. I was delighted that I could use two holiday sets to make decent cards without them seeming that they should have been Christmas cards! I used some leftover papers from CTMH’s Silver and Gold and Beary Christmas paper packages – they are such fun prints! I also used CTMH’s two Workshop Your Way kit stamp sets: Merriest Wishes and Joyful Tidings. Although all of these items are now retired – you can still find them in the Going Soon section. The “thanks” sentiment is a great sized font and is from CTMH’s new stamp set called Chelsea Gardens and you can find it in their new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.
CTMH supplies: Joyful Tidings and Merriest Wishes WYW kits, Chelsea Gardens stamp set, Silver and Gold and Beary Christmas paper pack, White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock, Fern, Cranberry and Glacier ink pads
I hope you join us!
Looking for past winners? Check out this link here.
It’s simple to play along:
- 2 entry limit per week
- any stamp manufacturer is allowed
- no digis please!
- please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!
Have you been toying with the idea of putting some CTMH stamps and papers into your shopping cart, but haven’t yet? Today may be the perfect time to hit the BUY button!
The sale will begin at 3:00 pm (MST) [that is 4:00 pm CST and 5:00 pm EST!) on Friday, January 12, and end at 3:00 pm (MST) on Saturday, January 13! As with our previous flash sales, there are a few things to be aware of regarding this sale:
• Sale prices are only available on orders placed my Consultant website, while supplies last.
• The sale features current products, and we have a limited number of these items set aside for the sale. It’s likely that we will sell through this designated amount for several of the items in the sale, and once we do, that item will no longer be available, so shop early!
• All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
• Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
You will also receive a FREE copy of the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog with your order.
Don’t forget that when you spend $50 – you can get Bloom and Grow, this month’s Stamp of the Month, for just $5! You can also buy it at retail!
These are samples made by other very talented CTMH consultants –
each is watermarked with their names.
We had an arctic freeze come over us here in the Northeast this past weekend and to get out of my “funk”, I pulled out some of my new CTMH stamps and papers. Oh man…that did the trick and helped my morale! I am totally in love with these new Chelsea Gardens papers in Close To My Heart’s new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog. There is a matching stamp set called Chelsea Gardens for cardmaking that I used here, and, I also used the sweet rain boots from their new stamp set: Mother’s Garden. These images were so easy to watercolor and although I fussy cut my images – there are thin cut dies that match BOTH of these stamp sets. Ah, the color palette of this paper is so wonderful – every time I look at this card, I DO have Happy Thoughts!
Want to check out these new stamp sets? You can find them here.