heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Sep 10 – Sep 17

It’s so hard to believe the destruction that has happened in Texas and as I type this, we await Hurricane Irma’s toll on Florida.  My thoughts and prayers are with those in harms way and that are suffering so much.  You can see the small part CTMH is trying to play in raising money for the Red Cross here.

If you have time this week, I’d love for you to join our Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  There will still be 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!

This Week’s Inspiration

Last week Cyndi had a bad fall in her garage and hit her head hard and hurt her foot…this week she had to get a walking cast because there was a torn ligament involved.  Ouch!  I hope you are feeling better this weekend, Cyndi!  I do think crafting has a healing nature to it and amazingly, Cyndi felt like stamping and sent me this sweet, sweet card.  Although she has 3 cats at home, I’m tickled that she picked the dog from CTMH’s Punny Pals stamp set.  It’s this year’s Operation Smile stamp set where they donate $7 from each set sold to that charity.  Cyndi also used the Stamp of the Month from CTMH called, Feel So Blessed.  Doesn’t this card make you smile?!  I love it!

CTMH Punny Pals #operationsmile and Feel So Blessed #STOM

supplies:  Punny Pals Operation Smile stamp set  Feel So Blessed STOM, Other:  bone sequins, twine, copic markers

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I have been having a lot of fun combining two September special stamp sets from CTMH – Feel So Blessed (stamp of the month) and From the Heart, their exclusive set available only this month.  This was the first time I stamped the flowers on colored cardstock and I really like the results.  I also used my new Buffalo Plaid embossing folder from CTMH’s Holiday Expressions catalog.  I love that you really can’t go wrong when stamping these flowers and each card is unique.

CTMH From the Heart, Feel So Blessed and Buffalo Plaid embossing folder | CAS card idea | #ctmhfromtheheart #CTMHstampofthemonth

 supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, all inks are from CTMH, Canary and Sorbet cardstock, Buffalo Plaid embossing folder

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I pretty much CASEd this card using Thoughtful Bird from the new CTMH Annual catalog but I made one simple change:  that striped piece!  The original card used some patterned Fundamental papers but I love looking at my stamp sets and try to use them for more than one purpose.  Those stripes come from a new Christmas stamp set called Silver & Gold in the CTMH Holiday Expressions catty.
I think I will be using these stripes and dots in many future cards!
CTMH Thoughtful Bird and Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set | CAS card ideas | 2 and 3 step stamping

supplies:  Thoughtful Bird stamp set, Silver & Gold cardmaking stamp set, assorted CTMH inks, other: twine

 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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