heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Aug 20 – Aug 27

Yikes!  I guess that the Back to School theme last week was a toughy…only had 4 players.  Or, is it just a busy time of year for you too as summer wraps up?  Let’s make it easy and have any Anything Goes for this week’s 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.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.  ah… and perhaps you are wondering what is the prize for this month’s winner?!    

CTMH grey enamel gems

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi really used the Prickly Pear cardmaking stamp set from CTMH well on her card.  I love how she repeatedly stamped it for a background – but used it also for the focal point.  That llama is fussy cut (but don’t worry, if you hate trimming you can buy a matching die set).  What a great idea!  Prickly Pear is in CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog which does retire at the end of the month.

CTMH Prickly Pear cardmaking stamp set | love the repeat stamping for the background | sweet llama stamp set, cute cactus stamp set

supplies:  Prickly Pear cardmaking stamp set

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Juliet and I had a “play date” – well, a cardmaking play date that is!  Here she found her unicorn color inspiration from CTMH’s Little Dreamer paper pack.  That sweet “build a unicorn” stamp set is also by that name – it’s CTMH’s Little Dreamer – cardmaking stamp set.  This set is also retiring at the end of the month as part of the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.

CTMH Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set and paper pack | hand doodling details | sweet build a unicorn stamp set from Close To My Heart

I love Juliet’s knack for doodling!!

CTMH Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set and paper pack | hand doodling details | sweet build a unicorn stamp set from Close To My Heart

 supplies:  Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set, Little Dreamer paper pack, Scalloped Border thincut die, Thistle, Lemon and Emerald inks, Way to Go stamp set (dot)

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I don’t think I can pick a favorite stamp set from CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog – each time I think, “oh, it’s Jack – the bear – that won my heart” then I fall in love with the one I am currently using!  Like this super cute Llama from CTMH’s Prickly Pear cardmaking set.  Often overlooked in CTMH’s catalogs though are Workshops Your Way kits.  I love these!  They include a paper sampler and a stamp set – plus, normally sequins or gems and a roll of ribbon.   The Let’s Party kit is one of my favorites!!  It has some really fun birthday sentiments and I can never get enough of those since those tend to be the type of cards I send the most of.  I love the build a banner – it has both the open (great for paper piecing!) outline and the solid banner image as well.  Don’t miss these great sets – they retire at the end of the month.

CTMH Workshop Your Way (WYW) Let's Party kit and Prickly Pear cardmaking stamp set

 

supplies:  Workshop Your Way Let’s Party kit, Prickly Pear cardmaking stamp set, Daisy White cardstock, Glacier, Thistle, Canary, Sweet Leaf ink, Glacier cardstock, other:  Copics

 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!


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