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 supplies: Punny Pals stamp set
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 supplies: Birthday Sparkles stamp set, Dreamin Big paper pack, White Daisy cardstock
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 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!