heARTful stamping challenge – anything goes!


This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes  + a stamp

Apr 2 – May 6

This is NOT an April’s Fools joke – we’ll be having an Anything Goes theme ALL MONTH LONG here at the heARTful stamping Challenge. 

Normally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  This month is a C R A Z Y month for me with taxes due, inlaws visiting and a Spring Break trip to Germany to visit my sister.  On top of it, I have to go in and expedite my passport renewal – one week out from my trip I found out that I am required to have my passport valid for 6 months past my travel dates…mine is only valid for 3 months longer!  Who knew?!?  argh…  Anyways, this will be more fun for you!  

I was able to pick up an extra February CTMH’s Stamp of the Month which I think is perfect for Easter – it’s called Easter Bunny.  The winner will be announced tomorrow, April 3…and then I’ll just update my blog post to post the next prize for April.  Thanks for being patient with me!

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi had some fun combining CTMH’s Dreamin Big bug stamps with a floral embossing folder she had on hand.  This card just makes me think, Spring!!  I absolutely love the purples and blues together – and look at that sparkle on the dragonfly!  Wouldn’t you LOVE getting this in your mailbox?!  This stamp set is available only through the end of April.


supplies: Dreamin’ Big stamp set from CTMH


I needed to make a birthday card for my Sister-In-Law and I remember seeing a card somewhere on my feed or Pinterest that had this layout of sorts.  I think there was a recent sketch challenge with it.  Anyways, it made an impression on me and I thought CTMH’s Hello Lovely stamp set would be perfect for this!  I used my watercolor paints from CTMH to watercolor the flowers – in real life the rose matches this Sorbet cardstock perfectly.

Close To My Heart
supplies: Hello Lovely 
stamp and matching thincut die set, White Daisy cardstock, Sorbet cardstock, Archival Black ink, watercolor paint set

I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 1 entry limit per week or 5 total ** this month only! 
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

3 responses to “heARTful stamping challenge – anything goes!

  1. Thank you for the new challenge – have a safe trip – sorry you have to go through all of that for the passport – UGH! As if life is not complicated enough! LOL = Just saying – Blessings

  2. Back for 2nd wk entry. If I understand correctly there is 1 entry per week for 5 total the month of April only. I knew that about the passports. Hope you have a wonderful trip & bee safe.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  3. Oh, Heaven’s to Betsy! I can’t believe you are having to go through all that! I hope you have a safe trip! I understand you can enter a 1X/week OR a total of 5 times for the month. Mine are kind of bunched up, so I hope I’m understanding it’s an either OR thing. Please let me know, and I will withdraw my entries if I am interpreting this wrong. Thank you for the challenge! Hugs!