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Happy Halloween!


I wanted to share my Happy Mail that I received from friends for Halloween! Lots of treats from Kathy, Andrea and Susan.  Thank you so much for making me smile.

Now I don’t mean to scare you but…TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the CTMH Share a Smile campaign.  Those Punny Pal thin cut dies really make life easy and they honestly bring a smile every time I look at that cute set.  CTMH donates $7 from the sale of each Punny Pal set so it’s a win-win!!

This is also the last day to purchase CTMH’s Stamp of the Month – Christmas Tunes. I have been blown away by the samples out in blogland and on Pinterest! It’s the perfect pairing for Beary Christmas paper pack (hint, hint!).

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heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Oct 29 – Nov 5

Thanks for checking out this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  I hope you will pick up some cardmaking ideas here and share your rubber stamped cards as well!  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

Debi Brile is back this week with a fun and cheerful birthday card.  Debi is the queen of unusual and fun fold cards – this is no exception!  I love that Debi used fallish colors but it’s not a traditional fall card.   You can see her work on her blog, That Might Look Good on a Card.

Above is the closed view and below is open…


This is such a unique easel fold card. It’s beautiful and now I want to try one too!

CTMH supplies:  

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My next is from the CTMH designers … but because of my work schedule I wasn’t able to whip something up in time to share with you.  They have a wonderful blog post about stamping on vellum and have some tricks and tips worth checking out!  There are some many gorgeous details on this card, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

CTMH Falling for You and vellum

CTMH supplies:  Falling for You stamp set and thin cut dies, Falling for You paper pack, Falling for You complements, Vellum paper, Espresso ink, Bronze sequins, White burlap ribbon

 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 Snowflakes and Silver {and Gold}

CTMH Silver and Gold stamp set and CTMH / Cricut You Are Here bundle | CAS holiday card | Nicholson Silver Watercolor paint

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!

CTMH You Are Here cricut bundle | Nicholson Silver watercolor paint
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.

CTMH You Are Here cricut bundle | Nicholson Silver watercolor paint
I hope this helps you look at your dies and cutting files in a new way!

CTMH Splash of Color

CTMH Splash of Color and Happy Heart stamps, Leaves embossing folder and You Are Here Cricut bundle | CAS fall card
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!!

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes

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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 Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way and CTMH/Cricut You Are Here and Flower Market bundle | Christmas holiday collage card

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

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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 Stronger Together and Punny Pals - proceeds donated to BOTH Red Cross and Operation Smile. Get your stamp set(s) now!!

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!