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heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Nov 19 – Nov 26

Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  It’s another Anything Goes challenge!  If you are a reader from the US, you may be focusing on turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner vs. making time to stamp this week.  ha ha.  Or, maybe you will be counting on the time off to do both!  That sounds like me!   If this is your first visit here, there are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  November’s prize winner will receive these CTMH Gold Glitter Gems which are perfect for holiday crafting!

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi said she wanted to get one more Thanksgiving card done and I love how she used one of CTMH’s Christmas stamp sets called:  Beary Christmas (it’s the set designed for Scrapbooking but it’s wonderful for cardmaking too!!).  That little fox is adorable!!  Cyndi has also been getting a LOT of use from CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month – Feel So Blessed

CTMH Beary Christmas for scrapbooking and Feel So Blessed (September STOM)

CTMH supplies:  Beary Christmas scrapbooking stamp set, Feel So Blessed September STOM, You Are Wonderful paper pack

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I wanted to share a card I made using CTMH’s Beary Christmas scrapbooking stamp set.  The little critters are adorable and it has a neat Christmas tree as well.  Here is that same little fox Cyndi used.  He/she is holding a string of ornaments so you can really see how clever Cyndi was to turn it into a banner of sorts!   The sentiment is white embossed and is from CTMH’s Silver and Gold stamp set.  Both of these sets are from CTMH’s Holiday Expressions catalog.

CTMH Beary Christmas and Silver and Gold stamp sets | CAS cards | handmade Christmas card

CTMH supplies:  Beary Christmas scrapbooking stamp set, Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set, Kraft, White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock, Archival Black ink, White embossing powder, water brush, Glacier ink and dauber.  other: Tombow markers, watercolor paper

 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!


CTMH Flower Market Circut and Stamp bundle

CTMH Feel So Blessed and Flower Market Cricut and stamp bundle | Super CAS card | Cricut and die cutsCTMH 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! 


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CTMH Joyful Tidings – Workshop Your Way kit

CTMH WYW Joyful Tidings plus Beary Christmas paper pack
I love traditional colors for my Christmas cards but there was something about the light blues in this paper that I felt needed to be highlighted. I think I’ve seen some blue toned cards on Pinterest perhaps, but it led me to stamp the stars in Glacier ink.

That’s one of the things I love about CTMH paper packs – well, that and the fabulous patterns! – CTMH gives you a range of “featured” colors that work with the papers. Makes life easy and I like that!

So now that I have rambled on, let me tell you about my card…I used the sentiment from CTMH’s Workshop Your Way (WYW) Joyful Tidings kit.  This is a really neat stamp set with some border stamps for banners, some great star patterns, and these tiny stars.  Oh, the two sentiments are great too and I love that they have one “open font” type of word that is perfect for adding a touch of color or using a Gold or Silver shimmer brush (think Wink of Stella!).

These kits include a sampler of papers, white cards and envelopes, and normally some sparkle in the form of gems, twine and in this case, Silver and Gold foiled papers.  Here is just part of the WYW Joyful Tidings kit:

CTMH WYW Joyful Tidings kit

 The papers I used for my card are from CTMH’s Beary Christmas paper pack.  I can mix and match all the double sided sheets – even the zip strip at the top of the sheets is perfect.  That’s the little strip of lights.  I was channeling my good friend Angela Kelley with that stack of circle dies.  She does that a lot too and uses the scallop sometimes as the first layer – just to be different!

There are some great deals in the clearance section and the FUNdamentals sale has been a big hit … some items are sold out so don’t delay if there was something you needed or want to try!  🙂

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heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes (with a stamp!)

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Nov 12 – Nov 19

Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge. Brrrr…we’ve had quite a cold spell here in Northern Virginia and I saw it was pretty wide spread.   My husband and I are both veterans (he retired with 20 years and I got out after 7 1/2 when we got married) so we have also been enjoying a marathon of military movies this weekend.  Two good reasons to stay inside and craft!!  

If this is your first visit here, there are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  November’s prize winner will receive these CTMH Gold Glitter Gems which are perfect for holiday crafting!

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi really has a knack for creating little scenes and combining different stamp sets.  I just love how Cyndi used the feather from CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month – Feel So Blessed, to create a frame.  The sentiment is from there as well.  The kitten is from CTMH’s Operation Smile stamp set called Punny Pals.  Cyndi did a lot of fussy cutting with scissors and an exacto knife but it was worth it, I think!

CTMH Punny Pals and Feel So Blessed

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set, Feel So Blessed September STOM

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I know, I know!  There are a million ornament stamp sets out there and you probably already have a few (I do!).  But, I just had to add the new Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set from CTMH to my inventory.  I like the ornaments but I LOVE the sentiments’ fonts and the two border stamp sets.  I know I will get a lot of use from these.  Those little dots and stripes are perfect for adding a border strip to “finish” off seams, and you can customize them to what ever color you need.  Buffalo Plaid is “in” right now and this is one of the papers in CTMH’s Beary Christmas paper packs.  The other piece is from their Silver and Gold paper collection which is so eye catching and can be used all year round (check out this sample here of what I mean!).  I also am loving the silver and gold foiled papers CTMH has released in their Holiday Expressions catalog.

CTMH Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set with Beary Christmas and Silver and Gold paper packs |  Quick and easy Christmas card | DIY

CTMH supplies:  Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set and thin cut dies, The Thought that Counts stamp set,  Beary Christmas paper pack, Silver and Gold paper pack, Silver Foil paper, Silver embossing powder

 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!


CTMH Joyful Tidings {Workshops Your Way}

CTMH WYW Joyful Tidings with You Are Here Cricut bundle snowflake | Gold Foil paper | Vellum | CTMH Beary Christmas | handmade Christmas card

Joyful Tidings was one of my favorite stamps in CTMH’s Holiday Expressions and this card was a big hit at my Christmas card workshop this past week. Included in the Workshops Your Way (WYW) kits, are two card layouts that work perfectly with the stamps, papers and extra goodies that come in the kit. Because I was making this card 3 times for close to 20 people, I changed it up just a bit – so I used the layout and switched the papers. Oh, and for stars I used snowflakes! I love this card.

CTMH WYW Joyful Tidings and Buffalo Plaid embossing folder with vellum snowflakes and gold foil paper

Buffalo Plaid is really popular right now and CTMH is carrying a Buffalo Plaid embossing folder in the Holiday Expressions – which is good until December 31st.

CTMH supplies for this card:  Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way kit, Beary Christmas paper pack and matching cardstock, Gold Foil paper, Grass ink, Buffalo Plaid embossing folder, Banner thin cuts, You are Here Cricut bundle