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heARTful stamping challenge – Take me to the beach!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Take me to the beach + a stamp

Jul 2 – Jul 9

Summer is in full swing now and what better way to kick of July’s heARTful stamping challenge?  So it’s a beach theme this weekNormally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

By the way – I forgot to mention the prize package for June – the winner will be announced tomorrow but it’s this gorgeous roll of White Shimmer trim!

White Shimmer trim CTMH

This Week’s Inspiration

You haven’t seen Juliet’s work in a while but we got to spend a wonderful evening crafting together and I had so much fun.  While I had all my stamps laid out, Juliet got busy “playing” with some scraps I had from previous card kits.  I call her the scrap Queen.  She did a lovely job with the monochromatic look on CTMH’s Swirly Seashells – they are only available while supplies last and will not be in the new catalog.  Juliet finished the seashells off with some sparkle – Clear Shimmer Brush (think Wink of Stella!)

Swirly Seashells from CTMH, monochromatic card, CAS card, Shimmer Brush

supplies: Swirly Seashells, Hello Foxy – June STOM, Clear Shimmer brush

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Cyndi is an avid scrapbooker so I am especially excited to have her on my design team.  She started off with the new CTMH Workshops Your Way No Worries scrapbooking kit.  I love these kits because they always include paper, sequins and some ribbon.  Then, depending on your choice, you can get Complements or a stamp set.  I love the results!  This is a perfect CAS card – the No Worries paper line is really beautiful and a must have for summer crafting and memory keeping.

No Worries Scrapbooking kit from CTMH, CAS cards, summer memories

supplies:  Workshops Your Way No Worries Scrapbooking kit, White Daisy cardstock

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I too played with one of the new No Worries stamp sets for cardmaking from CTMH.  You can find these items in their latest Seasonal Expressions 2 catty.  I repeatedly stamped the sentiment on kraft paper (I love how dark the CTMH kraft paper is – watermark ink really pops on it).  I think this card turned out perfectly since we’re getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July here in the US.  

No Worries cardmaking stamp set, CTMH, CAS card, beach card

supplies: No Worries cardmaking stamp set, Kraft cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Ruby, Glacier and Champagne inks, Versamark ink, Hello Lovely paper pack

 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 – coloring fun!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Coloring Fun + a stamp

Jun 4 – Jun 11

Happy June!  Wow, time is flying by – almost time for school to be out but I know many places are already!  This week’s  heARTful stamping challenge is to have some coloring fun.  It’s your choice of medium…you’ll see the design team used a little of everything!

Normally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

May’s winner will be announced on Monday and they will win this CTMH Hello Lovely Compliments pack.  These “stickers” are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking!  The gold words, hearts and arrows in the lower left corner are raised so they really are quite lovely.

This Week’s Inspiration

I was so happy to spot this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch layout #224 because it made me immediately think of CTMH’s Swirly Seashells.  Then I came across a lovely blog that mentioned CAS Watercolour Challenge with the theme of “summer” and I knew these shells would be perfect embossed and watercolored.  I used some CTMH reinkers with my waterbrush and it was super fast and easy to get a pretty nice result!  By the way, Swirly Seashells are on CTMH’s retiring list so they won’t be available after the end of July.

supplies: Swirly Seashells stamp set, Live Beautifully zip strip from paper pack, watercolor paper, Gold embossing powder, Canary, Pomegranate, Thistle and Goldrush reinkers, fine and medium tip waterbrush

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Cyndi blew me away with her two entries this week!  They are perfect for kids of any age – and those that are “young at heart!”  tee hee…  I absolutely love the way Cyndi took CTMH’s Way To Go stamp set with it’s fabulous borders and banners and turned one of them into a “tight rope”.  It’s brilliant!  This little hippo from CTMH’s Safari Ballet really makes me giggle too.  Sadly both of these stamp sets are part of CTMH’s retirement list so you won’t see them after the end of July.

supplies: Way To Go stamp set, Safari Ballet stamp set – while supplies last

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For Cyndi’s next card she use the bold sentiment from CTMH’s Dreamin’ Big paper pack.  These packets include 5 sheets of double sided 12 x 12 paper and then one sheet of  journaling cards and accents that are perfect for both scrapbooking and cardmaking.  Love the pop of the red against the black border.  It’s a fun idea to stamp over patterned paper and then color this little bird with colored pencils.

supplies: Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set (while supplies last), Dreamin Big paper pack – retired

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 – die cuts

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Die cuts + a stamp

May 21 – 28

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this week’s heARTful stamping challenge.  I think – I hope! – this will be an easy challenge since it’s just to use a die cut.  Normally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

It seemed fitting, with us celebrating Mother’s Day this month,  to feature the Hello Lovely Compliments pack from CTMH.  These “stickers” are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking!  The gold words, hearts and arrows in the lower left corner are raised so they really are quite lovely.

This Week’s Inspiration

Get ready for two CAS cards…that seems to be my “go to” style!  tee hee…

I have quite a few thank you notes I have to send out for recent orders and I have been on a roll playing with the new Jack cardmaking stamp set in CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 2 catty.  It’s really a great outdoorsy, masculine stamp set that has a lot of accessories that will help you achieve quiet a few different looks.  I guess that’s why I can stop!  Here I paired him with some bright colors from the Some Kinda Wonderful designer paper pack – this is one of the Going Soon! products leftover from CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.  The “thank you” sentiment is also from the previous catalog and is one of my favorite collections:  Hello Lovely.  Be sure to check out this section before it’s too late!

supplies: Jack cardmaking stamp set, Hello Lovely stamp set (while supplies last), Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack (while supplies last), Raspberry ink, watercolor pencils, White Daisy paper – CTMH; other: tag die – a|s

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This next card is one of my Live Beautifully workshop cards and I was inspired by another CTMH consultant who paired this die cut with the designer paper pack.  I loved the variation of roses that everyone made at my workshop.  Some roses had tinges of yellow that really looked amazing.  you really can’t go wrong!  I used my Flower Market Cricut download from CTMH (which I got as a hostess half priced item and you can too!) to cut out the rose.  I think it really pairs well with the Live Beautifully patterned paper pack that CTMH is offering during May only.  I will keep this card as is until I need a particular sentiment and then I can add that before I mail it out!  Do you do that too?


supplies: Flower Market Cricut download/cartridge, Live Beautifully paper pack, White Daisy paper, Watercolor paint set

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!


Lots and Lots of winners to announce!

Looking for the heARTful stamping challenge and Coffee Lover’s Blog hop winners?

Phew!  What a fun past week it’s been and I have some lucky and talented winners to announce…

For all of March, the heARTful stamping challenge random prize winner will get CTMH’s adorable Easter Bunny stamp set that was only available in Feb.

March Prize winner

Billie A (please email me your mailing address)

and, it was an Anything Goes theme last week – we had these Top 3 placers…although, as usual, it was difficult to narrow it down!

14.  Jose

19.  Lovely Linda

26.  Stampwilly

Congratulations to the winners and I hope you will grab your blog badge!  Please come back and play again in this month’s heARTful stamping challenge…all month long it’s Anything Goes (because that is the kind of month April is panning out to be, tee hee….)

Did you participate in the Spring Coffee Lover’s blog hop?  There were over 1,000 entries.  So amazing – we blew through the previous record!  Amy Tsuruta does an incredible amount of work to make this a success and we really appreciate it!

I was a Super Sponsor and congrats to Mary H who won my CTMH Tea-rrific stamp set (available only during the month of March).

For my individual blog prize of two packages of pearl stickers – congrats goes to Cynthia Cole!  Please contact me with your mailing address.

And lastly, my Starbucks $15 gift card winner from my facebook Stamped Blessings VIP group (which you can still join if you are not a demo – please!) is:  Jackie Julian!  Please contact me with your mailing address.

heARTful stamping challenge – anything goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes  + a stamp

Apr 2 – May 6

This is NOT an April’s Fools joke – we’ll be having an Anything Goes theme ALL MONTH LONG here at the heARTful stamping Challenge. 

Normally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  This month is a C R A Z Y month for me with taxes due, inlaws visiting and a Spring Break trip to Germany to visit my sister.  On top of it, I have to go in and expedite my passport renewal – one week out from my trip I found out that I am required to have my passport valid for 6 months past my travel dates…mine is only valid for 3 months longer!  Who knew?!?  argh…  Anyways, this will be more fun for you!  

I was able to pick up an extra February CTMH’s Stamp of the Month which I think is perfect for Easter – it’s called Easter Bunny.  The winner will be announced tomorrow, April 3…and then I’ll just update my blog post to post the next prize for April.  Thanks for being patient with me!

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi had some fun combining CTMH’s Dreamin Big bug stamps with a floral embossing folder she had on hand.  This card just makes me think, Spring!!  I absolutely love the purples and blues together – and look at that sparkle on the dragonfly!  Wouldn’t you LOVE getting this in your mailbox?!  This stamp set is available only through the end of April.

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supplies: Dreamin’ Big stamp set from CTMH

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I needed to make a birthday card for my Sister-In-Law and I remember seeing a card somewhere on my feed or Pinterest that had this layout of sorts.  I think there was a recent sketch challenge with it.  Anyways, it made an impression on me and I thought CTMH’s Hello Lovely stamp set would be perfect for this!  I used my watercolor paints from CTMH to watercolor the flowers – in real life the rose matches this Sorbet cardstock perfectly.

Close To My Heart
supplies: Hello Lovely 
stamp and matching thincut die set, White Daisy cardstock, Sorbet cardstock, Archival Black ink, watercolor paint set

I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 1 entry limit per week or 5 total ** this month only! 
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!