heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Sep 24 – Oct 1

Can it really be the last week of September already?  Unbelievable!  We’ve had a heat wave though so it seems like fall will take just a bit longer to arrive!  Thanks for checking out this wee’k’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.  This month’s prize winner will receive this You Amaze Me petite set…these words are just under an inch long each!

It’s heart wrenching to have seen all of the destruction take place in the wake of the recent hurricanes.  Did you know that CTMH has released a special stamp set, Stronger Together, in an effort to help raise money  – check it out here.  All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

This Week’s Inspiration

Masculine cards can be tough but they don’t have to just be browns or blues!  I think Cyndi added just the right touch of “bling” to keep this card interesting but also manly!  She used Nature’s Wish from CTMH and added the color with a waterbrush and ink.  Beautiful!

CTMH Nature's Wish | masculine card

CTMH supplies:  Nature’s Wish stamp set

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Last week I had some folks over to celebrate National Stamping Month and I used CTMH’s From the Heart stamp set for all 3 cards.  I featured a few of those cards here on my blog, in case you missed them…  Well, I love those two sheets of stamps so much that after everyone left, I kept my inks out and continued to make cards with From the Heart all week long!  Here I combined it with CTMH’s Birthday Sparkles stamp set.  What I really need is a belated birthday sentiment – since this one went out late.  Very late!

CTMH From the Heart and Birthday Sparkles | CAS card design #ctmhfromtheheart

CTMH supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, Birthday Sprinkles stamp set, all CTMH inks

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I fell in love with Nicole Nowosad’s card from SCT magazine using CTMH’s From the Heart stamp set.  I couldn’t wait to use her ideas and create my own card.  I love how it turned out!  One tip I have when stamping with this set – use blocks that are a good fit for your stamp.  I find if the block is too big, you will have a tendancy to get extra ink on the block and those end up on your cardstock in stray places.  The little dot pattern is a good way to hide them – ask me how I know!?!  tee hee…   Remember that this stamp set, From the Heart, is available only during September.

CTMH From the Heart | CAS card design #ctmhfromtheheart

CTMH supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, Black cardstock,  CTMH inks, and Memento ink

 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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