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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!


heARTful stamping challenge Winners!


Finally got some happy mail going out…belated customer thank you notes and some prize winnings! Yay! It feels good to send out the cards I make – I should do it more often. So that leads me to ask. Do you mail your cards? And, how often?!

I’m so excited by the participation going on in our weekly heARTful stamping challenges.  Thanks to all of my “regulars” (ha, ha – you know who you are! XOXO) and welcome to our new visitors.  Come back again!  I really struggled picking out the Top 3 winners this week but I’m pleased to share them with you.

3.  Annemis

5. Deb’s Bat Cave (both were great cards but I went with #5)

26.  J. Atterbury Creations

Congratulations to the winners – please feel free to grab your blog badge and I hope you will be back for this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge!

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Nov 5 – Nov 12

Wow!  We had a lot of folks participate last week in our challenge — I hope you will consider playing along with 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!  The prize winner will be announced on Monday…

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi has been really busy taking care of her Mother’s estate and so I was surprised (but thrilled!) when she was able to send me a card this week.  Am I lucky to have her on my design team or what?!?  This is a beautiful, masculine card.  I just love how Cyndi used the feather from CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month – Thankful for You, as the background.  The sentiment is from there as well.  The moose is from CTMH’s current stamp set called Nature’s Wish.

CTMH Nature's Wish and Thankful for You STOM

CTMH supplies:  Nature’s Wish stamp set, Thankful for You September STOM

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My card came out about when I was playing with the Punny Pals stamp set – it was featured in CTMH Share a Smile campaign last month and so I’ve had a hard time putting it away!  After I colored the lion with copics, I thought the Falling for You paper scraps I had would match him perfectly…and they did.  I finished it off with a sentiment from CTMH’s Stronger Together stamp set.  This is the set where they are donating 100% of the sales to the Red Cross – it’s not too late to get your set and make a difference!

CTMH Punny Pals (Operation Smile stamp set) and Stronger Together (all proceeds go to the Red Cross) | Falling for You paper pack | Fall card

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set and thin cut dies (Oct only), Stronger Together stamp set,  Falling for You paper pack, Banner thin cut die

 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!


heARTful stamping challenge winners!


How lucky am I? My friend Chuck stopped by to pick up an order and he had just finished teaching his flower arranging class. He gifted me this gorgeous flower arrangement – it is beyond amazing. It’s neat how several of us stampers have other hobbies as well. What else do you do besides rubber stamping?

ohhhh….we had some great entries this week for our Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  Lots of night skies and Halloween cards.  So fun!  I had a tough time to chose just 3, but I have and here they are!

3.  Christi C

12.  Lily Patch Stamps

17.  Stempelomi

Congratulations to the winners and I hope everyone will be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge!  I’d LOVE to hit 30 participants.  Won’t you invite someone to stop in and play along?!  Thanks!!

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!