heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Jan 7 –  14

Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge – This begins our first full week in the new year!  Baby it’s cold outside!  Did you get hit by an arctic blast these past few days too?  I was home from school for two days and it gave me a chance to get some stamping done – loved it!

If this is your first visit here, there are normally weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.   I am celebrating my First Anniversary with Close To My Heart and thought it would be fun to have a special prize package.  I’ve dug around and found some really great items but then I realized with the new Seasonal Inspirations catalog going LIVE soon (and it’s really fantastic!), I decided to let the winner pick out something with their special $10 gift voucher from me!  Winner will be announced on Monday, Jan 8.

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi is back after a holiday break (and well deserved!).  I love this sweet Valentine themed card using CTMH’s Punny Pals stamp set.  Punny Pals is this year’s Operation Smile stamp set – it’s where Close To My Heart donates $7 for each stamp set sold.  It’s a great cause and a super cute stamp!

CTMH Punny Pals | Valentines Day card

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set

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I’ve been trying to make a few extra birthday cards to have on hand and I was digging through some of my retired CTMH paper packs to start using up leftover scraps.  The sentiment is from CTMH’s Birthday Sparkles stamp set and I think this card turned out to be quite fun with the different colors and patterns.  Talk about quick and easy cardmaking!

CTMH Birthday Sparkles | handmade CAS birthday card

CTMH supplies:  Birthday Sparkles stamp set, Dreamin Big paper pack, White Daisy cardstock

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Sometimes a card doesn’t quite turn out how you hoped.  It’s not “throw away” worthy (that happened to me in my last post here…not 100% happy with my card but there were parts I really liked so I couldn’t bear to throw it away.)  I hate the idea that the foliage would look really neat using the Rock n Roll technique and repeatedly stamped to fill in the entire background.  I think the colors are too different and thus didn’t blend as smoothly as I would’ve liked.  I do love the little pair of rain boots that comes in this CTMH stamp set – it’s called Mothers Garden and it’s in the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catty. 

CTMH Mothers Garden | Rock n Roll inking technique

CTMH supplies:  Mothers Garden stamp set, White Daisy cardstock, Sweat Leaf and Fern ink

I hope you join us!

Looking for past winners?  Check out this link here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit per week
  • any stamp manufacturer is allowed
  • 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. Oh, my goodness…..that little lion in the layered scalloped hearts is the most adorable thing ever!! Love all the wonderful cards.
    Thank you, once again, for a super-fun challenge!!
    <3 J

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