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CLBH and heARTful stamping challenge winners!


CTMH Feel So Blessed STOM | ink on embossing folder technique | feathers

I’m not sure if I like this card or not…I like the idea of it, but I’m thinking perhaps the feathers should be darker to make them pop?! What do you think? I dabbed some CTMH inks on my new Leaves embossing folder (you can find it in CTMH’s Holiday Expressions catty) and then spritzed it with water before rolling it through my Big Shot with paper. I used those same inks to watercolor my feathers from the September Stamp of the Month set: Feel So Blessed.

Wow!  There were so many entries in the Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop – I think we broke a new record!  

Congrats to my personal winners!

Lucy Evans is the winner of my Super Sponsor prize and,

 Kate Harringtonyou won my blog prize!

and now on to last week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge Top 3 winners!  There were lots of coffee related entries which I loved – but there were a few non coffee cards that really caught my eye!

12.  Helen

17.  Lovely Linda

23.  sarascloset

Congratulations to the Top 3 winners and please feel free to grab the blog badge but I suspect you already have it!  I hope everyone will return for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge….see you there!

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Sep 24 – Oct 1

Can it really be the last week of September already?  Unbelievable!  We’ve had a heat wave though so it seems like fall will take just a bit longer to arrive!  Thanks for checking out this wee’k’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.  This month’s prize winner will receive this You Amaze Me petite set…these words are just under an inch long each!

It’s heart wrenching to have seen all of the destruction take place in the wake of the recent hurricanes.  Did you know that CTMH has released a special stamp set, Stronger Together, in an effort to help raise money  – check it out here.  All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

This Week’s Inspiration

Masculine cards can be tough but they don’t have to just be browns or blues!  I think Cyndi added just the right touch of “bling” to keep this card interesting but also manly!  She used Nature’s Wish from CTMH and added the color with a waterbrush and ink.  Beautiful!

CTMH Nature's Wish | masculine card

CTMH supplies:  Nature’s Wish stamp set

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Last week I had some folks over to celebrate National Stamping Month and I used CTMH’s From the Heart stamp set for all 3 cards.  I featured a few of those cards here on my blog, in case you missed them…  Well, I love those two sheets of stamps so much that after everyone left, I kept my inks out and continued to make cards with From the Heart all week long!  Here I combined it with CTMH’s Birthday Sparkles stamp set.  What I really need is a belated birthday sentiment – since this one went out late.  Very late!

CTMH From the Heart and Birthday Sparkles | CAS card design #ctmhfromtheheart

CTMH supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, Birthday Sprinkles stamp set, all CTMH inks

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I fell in love with Nicole Nowosad’s card from SCT magazine using CTMH’s From the Heart stamp set.  I couldn’t wait to use her ideas and create my own card.  I love how it turned out!  One tip I have when stamping with this set – use blocks that are a good fit for your stamp.  I find if the block is too big, you will have a tendancy to get extra ink on the block and those end up on your cardstock in stray places.  The little dot pattern is a good way to hide them – ask me how I know!?!  tee hee…   Remember that this stamp set, From the Heart, is available only during September.

CTMH From the Heart | CAS card design #ctmhfromtheheart

CTMH supplies:  From the Heart stamp set, Black cardstock,  CTMH inks, and Memento ink

 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 Feel So Blessed

CTMH From the Heart - National Stamping Month and Feel So Blessed - CTMH STOM
I was HUGELY inspired (that’s a word, right?!) by StudioKcreations’ card featuring Falling For You – one of the new paper packs in CTMH’s Holiday Expressions. Since I have been using the CTMH From the Heart stamp set pretty much non-stop, I figured I could stamp my own “designer paper” with it by using colors from the Falling for You scheme. I LOVE how this turned out!

This card also features:

  • some of the sentiments from CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed
  • The new Leaves embossing folder.   You can find it in the Holiday Expressions catalog.
  • The Scalloped Border thin cut dies (there are 2 styles of scallops included)  and,
  • The striped lines from Silver & Gold – a new stamp set in the Holiday Expressions catty!  I used it here before…

Don’t miss out on these two great stamp sets – available only during September!

CTMH From the Heart stamp set

From The Heart

Feel So Blessed STOM

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CAS Card Design with CTMH’s From the Heart

CTMH From the Heart in celebration of National Stamping Month | CAS card design | #ctmhfromtheheart
September is zipping by so quickly, I can’t believe that you only have 10 days left to get this amazing stamp set from CTMH! In celebration of National Stamping Month (this is where you zone out if you’ve been visiting my blog for a while, tee hee) – CTMH released this limited edition, From the Heart stamp set.  I know I’ve been sharing a lot of cards with this stamp set but that’s because the possibilities of designs and layouts that it offers is mind boggling.  Seriously.  PS.  Those sentiments are part of the set too!

My two cards were very quick to create in an assembly line fashion….and I pretty much NEVER do more than one of each card.  But with this design?  Why not?!  So if you placed an order with me this month, chances are you will get one of these cards!  They are based on a card design created by CTMH consultant Becca Whitham, although hers was nicer, you really can’t go wrong.  Each card you make will be unique.

Just to get you started, here are the colors I used.

Need it? Want it? Get it!

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heARTful stamping challenge winners!

CTMH From the Heart
There are some wonderful designers playing with CTMH’s From the Heart stamp set … it’s available only during September for National Stamping Month. I can’t STOP playing with it!! I had an event on Saturday and everyone seemed to like the 3 cards we made – they were each so different but all used this one stamp set!

CTMH From the Heart stamp set
And now on to last week’s heARTful stamping challenge winners! Fall is definitely in the air and I can see it in the color and card trends that are starting to appear. It’s affecting my crafting too!

4.  Claire C

6.  Darlene Pavlick

17.  Marty F

Congrats to the winners and feel free to grab your blog badge!  I hope you join us again this week as a new Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge kicks off…