heARTful stamping challenge

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Dec 10 – Dec 17

We had lots of snow this weekend – I couldn’t believe some of the places in the US that also got some unexpected (and unusual!) snow.  That’s always a great reason to stay inside and stamp!  So, welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.

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.  I need to dig around and see what I have for a nice prize since I am celebrating my First Anniversary with Close To My Heart!  woo hoo! I will update shortly. 

This Week’s Inspiration

Love, love, love!!   Cyndi’s creation is all about fun in the snow!  Here she did some amazing fussy cutting on CTMH’s Beary Christmas (scrapbooking) stamp set – but the good news is that you can get it also with a thin cut dies option if you prefer.   Cyndi also did some hot embossing with the sentiment …isn’t this such a fun, sweet scene? I love her colors on the black card background – it really pops.

CTMH Beary Christmas scrapbooking stamp set | handmade Christmas card

CTMH supplies:  Beary Christmas scrapbooking stamp set

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Juliet was at my house this weekend participating in our yearly mitten swap and tag shoe box event.  I’ll share more about that later this week but I couldn’t wait to post her tag.  This actually was my design but I sometimes am a little too extreme when it comes to CAS (clean and simple).  Juliet ended up with a smudge (or two!) and proceeded to dab our Gold Shimmer brush all over the card.  I expected her stop there but no, she added some star sequins and when she was done – the tag was glorious!  The stamp set is from CTMH’s Merriest Wishes Workshop Your Way kit.  Ironically it was a set that didn’t grab me right away but now is one of my favorites!

CTMH Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way kit | handmade Christmas tag

CTMH supplies:  Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way kit, Willow, Sweet Leaf, Emerald and Sea Glass inks, Ruby and White Daisy cardstock

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Every month Close To My Heart offers a Stamp of the Month which you can buy at retail, or get for just $5 when you spend $50.  It’s a great deal and this is one set, A Little Bit of Pun, that is flying off the shelves!  It’s so funny and is perfect for not only Valentine’s Day, but all year round.  I used Pebble ink for the background images and then went with Black for the focal piece.  I’m also using Bashful cardstock – it’s CTMH’s color of the year and it’s a lovely shade of pink!

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun December STOM 2017 | CAS card design

CTMH supplies:  A Little Bit of Pun stamp set, Tag thin cut dies, Pebble & Black ink  and Bashful & White Daisy cardstock

 I hope you join us!

Looking for past winners?  Check out this link here.

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!


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