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heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Jan 21 –  28

Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge!  I had to say goodbye to my daughter last week as she headed back to school for her LAST semester of college – yikes!  My son leaves on the 23rd and the house will be super quiet again.  I’ll probably throw myself into stamping as I’ve been slacking off a bit lately.

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.  

This Week’s Inspiration

I was horrified to hear how bad the flu season is in the US this year.  Last year I had the vaccine and still came down with a bad case – I and 9 kids in my Kindergarten class were hit over the same weekend!  This year I didn’t get the vaccine and so I’m a bit worried.  Cyndi has a timely card with all of that going on!  She used a retired CTMH set and although being sick is never a laughing matter, this did make me smile!

CTMH Get Better Soon

CTMH supplies:  Gett Better Soon stamp set (retired)

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I was tickled to get  a new recruit on my team this month and even more blown away when Tara HIT all three steps to CTMH’s Straight to the Top rewards in one month.  She blew my record out of the water!  woohoo!  I had fun making this card for Tara using one of the stamp sets that is part of the Straight to the Top rewards (fabulous & You sentiments) and the butterfly is from CMTH’s new stamp set:  Chelsea Gardens.  I watercolored the gold foil paper from the Live Beautifully paper pack – CTMH just put it in the Clearance section!  I’ve also colored it with Copic markers which you can see here.

CTMH Straight to the Top consultant rewards plus Chelsea Gardens stamp and Live Beautifully paper pack

CTMH supplies:  Straight to the Top stamp set, Chelsea Gardens stamp set, Live Beautifully paper pack

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!


CTMH Live Beautifully Paper Now on Clearance!

CTMH Live Beautifully paper pack (now on clearance!) | Gold embossed butterfly from CTMH Chelsea Gardens | handmade sympathy card

I had to make a sympathy card for a friend and I started to dig through my scraps of CTMH’s Live Beautifully paper pack.  The butterfly (from CTMH’s new stamp set:  Chelsea Gardens) is gold embossed on vellum and picks up the gold in the one paper perfectly!  I like the fancy font for a sympathy card and that’s from the first stamping company I ever was with – The Angel Company!

You may remember this Live Beautifully paper from a special CTMH campaign last year – it’s a gorgeous paper pack and you’ll be excited to hear that it’s now on clearance! The price is amazing and with Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s a great paper to have on hand.

I had forgotten how many wonderful cards I made with this paper pack until I just did a quick search on my blog.  It feels good to use up paper scraps and this layout just came about from the pieces I had…no trimming was involved!  I like it so much, I’ll probably use it again.

CTMH Chelsea Gardens CAS Card Design

CTMH Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set and paper pack | CAS card design

Today was a snow day here – not resulting in a day off from school but a two hour delay! I was happy to enjoy breakfast with my visiting Sister-In-Law and had a leisurely start to the day. There’s lot of white on this card which reminds me of the snow but the butterfly and soft green makes me thing of spring! sigh…

I really love how this card turned out but it’s so easy to make a pretty card using CTMH’s new stamp set and paper line called:  Chelsea Gardens.  I would say the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog is a winner and out that, this is my favorite!  Honestly, I think a lot of folks like it and I am a little bit worried that it may eventually run out so if you like it, order it soon!

CTMH Chelsea Gardens

Linen stamped flowers make a pretty backdrop to my thanks sentiment. Don’t like to fussy cut? Great news! This set has a matching thincut die. woohoo! Life is good.

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heARTful stamping challenge winners!

CTMH Super Boy and Super Girl | comic strip style card | get my tutorial for free by signing up for my newsletter!

I can’t wait to share these two cards in my mid-month tutorial that goes out FREE to my newsletter subscribers.  It’s going out later today but if you aren’t signed up yet – it’s not too late!

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And now I’d like to introduce you to last week’s heARTful stamping challenge Top 3 winners! woot woot!!

2. Kraftykorte
8. Sharon
17. Stamping Kitty

Congratulations to the winners and please feel free to grab your blog badge if you don’t already have one!  I hope everyone will be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations.

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Jan 14 –  21

Wow!  We are blowing through January – I can’t believe we are already in the middle of the month!  Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge! 

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.  

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi is back with another sweet Valentine themed card using CTMH’s Punny Pals stamp set.  I love the colors here – the black is so striking with the pinks and reds.  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 | Operation Smile | handmade valentine

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set

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I needed to make a few thank you cards for Christmas gifts.  I was delighted that I could use two holiday sets to make decent cards without them seeming that they should have been Christmas cards!  I used some leftover papers from CTMH’s Silver and Gold and Beary Christmas paper packages – they are such fun prints!  I also used CTMH’s two Workshop Your Way kit stamp sets:  Merriest Wishes and Joyful Tidings.  Although all of these items are now retired – you can still find them in the Going Soon section.  The “thanks” sentiment is a great sized font and is from CTMH’s new stamp set called Chelsea Gardens and you can find it in their new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.

CTMH Merriest Wishes and Joyful Tidings WYW | thank you note cards

CTMH supplies:  Joyful Tidings and Merriest Wishes WYW kits, Chelsea Gardens stamp set, Silver and Gold and Beary Christmas paper pack, White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock, Fern, Cranberry and Glacier ink pads

 

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!