CTMH supplies: Flower Market Cricut bundle – includes 3 stamp sets, Feel So Blessed September STOM, Falling for You paper pack, Heart thincut dies, Almond ink, White Daisy and Almond cardstock
I know this is a super CAS card but it makes me happy! Happy to see all that white space and happy to use up some die cuts and Cricut diecuts that I’ve had laying around.
The two leaves are leftovers from my Fall Wreath that I shared here. They are pretty large so I didn’t want them competing with a lot on the card. I thought this background stamp that is part of CTMH’s Flower Market Circut bundle (it comes with 3 full sized stamp sets!!) would be perfect. I inked it up in Almond ink and then just walked my fingertips across it to get a random impression. So, yes, that was on purpose to get some “blank” spots! tee hee.
I also had this heart thincut die cut laying around and when I couldn’t find my replacement staples for my mini stapler (this happens all too OFTEN to me!), I decided to just tie it all together with some twine. The sentiment is from CTMH’s September STOM – Feel So Blessed.
I still have some more foliage pieces cut out and will play a little more with them – they are perfect for creating quick, CAS thank you notes!
By the way, I just learned that the stamp set Stronger Together will be available only through November 30. This is the stamp set CTMH created to donate 100% of proceeds to the Red Cross. Please don’t miss this great chance to help those in need – and reap this fantastic stamp set in the process!
I love how this card turned out – it’s clean and simple (CAS) but it’s also so elegant! You may be searching right now for the “gold” in this card but that’s the name of the sentiment’s stamp set! It’s called Silver and Gold and it’s from Close To My Heart. I’ve also used the CTMH Cricut bundle called You Are Here and Flower Market for these beautiful snowflakes. I was inspired by Jessica Frost-Ballas and Australian CTMH Consultant Doreen Watkins helped me make this happen! I had no idea how to lock my images in place and Doreen created a cut file for my in Cricut – thank you so much!! CTMH consultants are the best!
Here is a close up of the shimmer and shine on these snowflakes!
I first painted on some Silver Nicholson Peerless watercolor paint but I wanted a little variation in the background colors. I added just two drops worth of the CTMH Glacier reinker and randomly brushed that on.
I hope this helps you look at your dies and cutting files in a new way!
My favorite tree is next door in the neighbor’s front yard. It turns the most beautiful shades of yellow with dashes of red. That tree has totally turned now, way ahead of the rest of the trees in our neighborhood, and really has put me in the fall mood!
I also still have some skeleton leaves leftover from my Fall Wreath project here. I used the new Cricut bundle that CTMH has released called, You Are Here. These papers are leftover from the wreath too and the Ruby, Almond and Nutmeg cardstock are amazing together. The little white and brown strip is from the Falling For You paper pack and it’s a “zip strip”. Love those! And the Leaves embossing folder from CTMH’s Holiday Expressions are amazing!
I was really excited to use my new CTMH Splash of Color stamp set. I think it will be great for watercoloring and here I found it was perfect for adding some interest to this bottom panel. The sentiments from CTMH’s Happy Heart finished the card off and I just love the rich hues of these colors.
I have some thank you notes I need to send out to my October customers and this will be going out in tomorrow’s mail! Thank you, thank you!!
Cyndi was lucky enough to be at a crop Friday – Saturday but the wifi connection wasn’t strong enough to send her photo out in time for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge. But lucky you – you still get to see it today! 🙂 I love how Cyndi embossed the sentiment from CTMH’s Stronger Together stamp set. With just a few colors she was able to pull together an elegant CAS card. Love it! And, I also love that CTMH is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this stamp set. Have you gotten yours yet?!
And now I’d like to introduce you to last week’s heARTful stamping challenge winners! woohoo…the entries are all so fabulous!
10. Billie A
16. Steffi H
Congratulations to the winners this past week and I hope everyone will return for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge. It’s an Anything Goes theme and I’m hoping to continue to grow our participation! 🙂
This month’s theme and monthly prize
Anything Goes + a stamp
Oct 22 – Oct 29
This is my second post for today. I’m also a guest blogger this week for Coffee and a Card with Deb and Celeste. You can find that post here.
Thanks for checking out this week’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. I bought some extra burlap ribbon for my fall wreath making class and I think you will love it!
This Week’s Inspiration
How early do you start your Christmas cards? I normally don’t start too early (I consider Oct early!) but because I am prepping for a workshop, I’ve been trying out ideas to come up with the final 5. I just love the look of layer pieces overlapping stamped images and I finally gave it a try. I have finally lost my fear of my Cricut machines so I am finally getting use out of my CTMH Cricut bundles. woohoo!! I was tickled how beautifully this Gold Foiled paper from CTMH cut. It comes in Silver too!
CTMH supplies: Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way kit, Beary Christmas paper pack, Gold Foil paper, Sweet Leaf and raft cardstock, You are Here and Flower Market Cricut bundles, Gold Embossing powder
CTMH has been super generous this month! They are in the midst of their Share A Smile campaign featuring this Punny Pals stamp set. $7 from the sale of each set is donated to Operation Smile and this month, CTMH is matching all proceeds. On top of that, CTMH created a special stamp set called Stronger Together – ALL proceeds from the sale of that stamp set are being donated to the Red Cross. It’s a great month to pick up some fabulous sets – I call that a win-win! I had so much fun watercoloring these little guys, aren’t they sweet?
CTMH supplies: Stronger Together stamp set, Punny Pals stamp set, Expresso cardstock, Archival Black ink, aquabrush Other: watercolor paper, Tombow markers
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!