heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Sep 17 – Sep 24

Welcome to our 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!

What a busy week for me with teaching Kindergartners, having two stamping events at my home (woot woot, that’s fun time for me!) and playing along with the Fall Coffee Lover’s blog hop.  If you haven’t heard about it, you can check out my post here.  I’m also thrilled with the stamp set, Stronger Together, that CTMH released in an effort to help raise money for the Red Cross – check it out here.

This Week’s Inspiration

I love how Cyndi picked up the owl branch from CTMH’s Punny Pals stamp setand paired it with the little twig  from CTMH Stamp of the Month (STOM) called, Feel So Blessed.  There are so many wonderful components from the STOM – including these larger font words and then the other focal images like the embossed circle.  This stamp set can only be purchased during September but you’ll find yourself using it all year round!

Feel So Blessed, Punny Pals - CTMH Operation Smile

supplies:  Punny Pals Operation Smile stamp set  Feel So Blessed STOM

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Here’s one of the cards we made at my National Stamping Month celebration.  It features one of the larger stamps within the CTMH From the Heart stamp set.  I gold embossed it to make it pop and then paired it with a piece of gold foiled paper from CTMH’s Silver and Gold paper pack.  Some quick coloring with markers and the addition of a scrap of cardstock and I had a CAS card that was quick and easy – and looks terrific!

CTMH National Stamping Month celebration with this limited release: From the Heart #ctmhfromtheheart

 supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, Silver and Gold paper pack, Gold embossing powder 

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I did something rash and scary to create this next card….I performed some minor “surgery”.  eeck!  I’ve actually read about it and finally gave it a try because I knew it would make stamping this background a whole lot easier!  I carefully cut the sentiment away from the flower image on one of the larger stamp sets included in CTMH’s From the Heart stamp set.

CTMH From the Heart stamp set
I took my time and made a clean cut – it works perfectly when I line them back up and want to stamp it as one image!  Remember that this stamp set, From the Heart, is available only during September.

CTMH National Stamping Month celebration with this limited release: From the Heart #ctmhfromtheheart

supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, Fern cardstock and ink, 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!


One response to “heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

  1. Such beautiful cards!! I think my favorite is the third one with the lovely flower and gorgeous stamped background!!
    Thank you for another fun challenge!!
    <3 J

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