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heARTful stamping challenge Winners!


Last weekend I had some friends over to make the Fall Wreath CTMH first shared on their blog. I made it using (mainly) the CTMH Circut Flower Market bundle and Falling for You paper pack.  I did find some beautiful leaves also available in the You are Here and Artistry Circut bundles through CTMH so you really have a lot of choices.  Each wreath  turned out unique but each one was beautiful!  I was really surprised when both my husband and daughter commented on how pretty this was.  Happy dance!

You may recognize some of these leaves (I had leftovers!) on another project I made here.  If you’d like more information on getting a “to go” kit from me or need to know what you need to buy to make your own, just let me know!

And now on to the winners from last week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  So many wonderful entries – and I do appreciate my weekly regulars…you all are awesome!!

3. stempeloni
20. Stamping Kitty
21. Lovely Linda

Congratulations to this week’s winners!  I hope you all will be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge – I look forward to checking out your creations!!  XOXO

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Oct 15 – Oct 22

I was so happy to have my daughter home visiting from college this weekend.  That visit, combined with a couple of workshops at my home – and prepping for a Christmas card class, took up most of my crafty time so we have one less inspiration piece this week.  Sorry!  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

Cyndi is ready for Halloween with this not-so-spooky card using CTMH’s Cats and Bats paper pack.  If you are into origami, this paper line and matching stamp set is for you!  Those green eyes crack me up…and did I mention when my daughter comes to visit, she brings her kitty Milo along!  XOXO

CTMH Cats and Bats paper

CTMH supplies:  Cats and Bats paper pack and matching stamp set

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Last week I heat embossed A Grateful Heart from CTMH but I knew it would be equally beautiful watercolored.  CTMH’s watercolor pencils mad this card come together so fast!!  They are quick and easy to use…I added some extra “bling” by going over the feathers and yellow flower with a Clear Glitter brush.  I paired this image with CTMH’s Falling for You paper packet.  I still have quite a bit left over from my Fall Wreath class —  I absolutely LOVE the colors in this packet.

CAS card featuring CTMH Grateful Heart and Falling for You paper pack

 

CTMH supplies:  A Grateful Heart stamp set, Falling for You paper packet, Watercolor Pencils, Aquabrush, Shimmer brush

 

 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!

This weekend CTMH shared the news that they have raised $44,000 so far for the Red Cross through sales of this special release stamp set: Stronger Together. WOW!!  I shared a card yesterday that I made with it and I absolutely love the sentiments.

Thank you to all of the participants from last week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  So many beautiful (and cheerful!) entries…it’s always so difficult to narrow it down to just a Top 3.  But I must!

8.  Sweetpea

14.  Billie A

20.  ArtCardBox

Congratulations to the winners and I hope you will grab your blog badge if you don’t already have it!  I’d like to invite everyone back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge as well!  Have a wonderful week and if you are off today for Columbus Day, as I am, enjoy your day!

heARTful stamping challenge

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Oct 8 – Oct 15

Welcome October!  Wow…the seasons are confused around here for sure.  I am mentally ready for the fall colors but I must admit that I have enjoyed this unseasonably warm days!

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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the special CTMH stamp set, Stronger Together, is filled with inspiring sentiments to give the receiver encouragement and hope.  CTMH is donating all proceeds from the sale of this stamp set to the Red Cross to help with the recent natural disasters.   Want to know more?    Check it out here.  

CTMH Stronger Together - all proceeds donated to the Red Cross | Silver & Gold cardstock | Breast Cancer card | Keep Calm and Fight On

I painted some pink watercolors on cardstock before diecutting the ribbon die.  I was inspired by the Adventure Fundamental paper packet from CTMH.  These gold foiled hearts come from their Silver & Gold paper pack in the Holiday Expressions catalog.  The gold paper is gorgeous and goes beautifully with my gold embossed sentiment.

CTMH Stronger Together - all proceeds donated to Red Cross | Breast Cancer card

CTMH supplies:  Stronger Together stamp set, Adventure Fundamental paper packet, Silver & Gold paper packet, Gold embossing powder, Watercolor paints, Aquabrush (other: ribbon die – a|s)

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A Grateful Heart from CTMH is definitely a stamp set that’s perfect for Thanksgiving but I imagine that watercolored, it can be a set for ALL seasons.  After all, most of us can be grateful “most” of the time…either way, it’s a good reminder to start each day positively and with a happy and grateful heart.  I paired this white embossed sentiment with CTMH’s Falling for You paper packet.  I have quite a bit left over from my Fall Wreath class this weekend (see the leaves?  These came from CTMH Cricut bundles – they are amazing in real life) and I’m quite okay with that!  I absolutely LOVE the colors in this packet.

CTMH A Grateful Heart and Thankful for You cardstock | CAS card | white embossing

 

CTMH supplies:  A Grateful Heart stamp set, White Daisy, and Nutmeg cardstock, Falling for You paper packet, White embossing powder

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I had a couple of packages to mail out this weekend (including the prize winner for September!) and I wanted to tuck in some quick cards.  These 3 x 3 cards were inspired by some cards I received from the CTMH home office over the past month.  I am repeatedly surprised by the generosity I receive as a CTMH consultant.  Anyways, I was intrigued by the tiny size and this was a perfect way to use up some scraps I had.  I had a lot of fun coloring in this kitty from CTMH’s Punny Pals stamp set.  This is their Operation Smile stamp set for this year and they donate $7 from each set sold – but during October they are MATCHING the donated dollars.  Additionally, if you are a fan of matching dies – during October you can pick up the Punny Pals thin cut dies.  woohoo!!  

CTMH Punny Pals - Operation Smile stamp set | CAS cards using paper scraps

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals Operation Smile  stamp set, Prickly Pear paper packet (retired), Falling for You paper packet, Banner thin cut dies, Memento (other: copics)

 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!

ctmh Falling for You paper and You Are Here Cricut bundle

This weekend I was busy with my Cricut cranking out leaves for my Fall Wreath class coming up on Saturday! We’re making the wreath CTMH featured on their blog a while back and I can’t wait to have everyone over…I have room for just 2 more, or you can get a “to-go” kit (without the grapevine wreath if you are long distance, tee hee).  The leaf I am cutting is from CTMH’s new Cricut bundle called You Are Here, but I found and am using leaves in all 3 of their current Cricut bundles including Flower Market and Artistry.

And now on to our heARTful stamping challenge winners from last week’s challenge! Wow, so many wonderful entries again this past week – you make it tough to choose…

September’s Prize Winner

Mary Marsh – please send me your mailing address!

7.  Shilpa Nitin

14.  Helen

15. Ruza

Congratulations to the winners and I hope you will grab your blog badge.  This week’s new Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge is up and running and you can join us here!