heARTful stamping challenge winners!

handmade birthday card using CTMH's Sugar Rush papers and layout from their ideas book. Great masculine birthday card.
Here’s a fun handmade birthday card I made for my nephew! I have one more that I need to make – TODAY! and mailed TODAY! Yikes. I found the layout in one of CTMH’s idea books. It makes it so easy when you are stuck on where to get started…I love the internet for ideas but sometimes it almost overload and overwhelming. Then I turn to these Close To My Heart books – they have them for both cardmaking and scrapbooking. In fact, there is a brand new version out in the latest Annual Inspirations!  PS.  I used a mix of TAC and a|s stamps for this card and CTMH’s Sugar Rush paper pack – now retired.

I am excited to bring you last week’s heARTful stamping challenge winners for using paper scraps

2.  Melissa SHB

4.  Becca Yahrling

5. Billie A

Congratulations to all the winners!  I loved all the entries this week but had to narrow it down to just 3!  I hope everyone will be back for this week’s Back to School heARTful stamping challenge.

 

heARTful stamping challenge – Back To School

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Back to School + a stamp

Aug 13 – Aug 20

Have your kids started school yet?  I’m starting to see “first day of school” photos popping up and I start next Monday!  So, why not have a Back to School theme for this week’s 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.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi said she wasn’t that thrilled with her card this week but I think it’s a fun and creative one.  If you look closely, you’ll spot some ideas that you can easily use in your own cardmaking.  I like how she chose to highlight just a few of the embossed words.  She, of course, did some fussy cutting of the fox from CTMH’s Some Kinda Wonderful (retired – but still available and in the Going Soon section!) stamp set.  And, I like how Cyndi wrote in “Back To School” since she didn’t have a sentiment to stamp in the speech bubble.

CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful

supplies: Some Kinda Wonderful cardmaking stamp set

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One of my favorite things about CTMH is their commitment to Operation Smile – a non profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.  Punny Pals is Close To My Heart’s special set where they will donate $7 from each stamp set sold.  Isn’t this little guy sweet? I had fun combining one of the little critters from that set with CTMH’s Stamp of the Month – School Year.  I used this same little owl last week right here!

CTMH Operation Smile - Punny Pals and CTMH Stamp of the Month - School Years

 supplies:  School Year STOM, Punny Pals stamp set, Daisy White cardstock, Sugar Rush paper pack (retired), other:  Copics

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While I had my Punny Pals and School Year stamp sets out, I decided to make one more card.  I love to mask (did you see my other bear holding a party drink here?).  I used the broad end of my Copic marker to highlight the punny word!  I’m thinking some black doodling around the white oval might look nice – what do you think?

CTMH Operation Smile - Punny Pals and CTMH Stamp of the Month - School Year

supplies:  School Year STOM, Punny Pals stamp set, Daisy White cardstock, Sugar Rush paper pack (retired), 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!


CTMH – Jack Enjoys a Party Drink!

Jack cardmaking stamp set with a fun party drink from No Worries cardmaking stamp set | all supplies from CTMH | CAS card design - quick and easy | watercolor background

tee hee! Isn’t this a fun card?! I love how it turned out – I’m still grinning. I had an idea to mask Jack with something in his hands and as I looked through all my CTMH stamps, this party drink from the No Worries set jumped out at me. Sometimes you have to give it a try or two to mask something just right, but this was really pretty easy. I did preplan where the drink would fall because of the umbrella in the glass. Perfecto!!

The background was really super easy to create.  I shared a similar card with the instructions here.  I think this watercolored background works equally well with a whimsical or more realistic background.  And, I am loving the trend of having a bright background with an uncolored focal image.  That makes for a really quick card!!

What rubber stamping supplies do you need to make this card?

psst!  I’m on vacation right now and there’s a 99% chance that this is me enjoying a party drink!!  

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heARTful stamping challenge winners

Ctmh happy mail
I was so surprised to receive this little package from CTMH out of the blue this week. Talk about happy mail! And, talk about a great company! CTMH is having a Jump for Joy signup special this month and I would jump for joy if you joined my team!

Now for our heARTful stamping challenge winners!

July’s prize winner is:

Melissa from Art Tart Talks
Please email me your mailing address…😀

The Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge Top 3 winners are:

6. Helen
16. Janis in ID
27. Janice

Congrats to the winners! I am typing this post with one finger on my kindle so I have to keep it short!!

heARTful stamping challenge – Paper Scraps

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Paper Scraps + a stamp

Aug 6 – Aug 12

I had my friend Juliet over and she always challenges me to use up my scraps.  So, I figured that would be a fun theme for this week’s 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.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

July’s prize winner will receive this Petite Perks stamp set from CTMH.  They are tiny – perfect for a tag or on a card.  I’ll announce the winner on Monday!

This Week’s Inspiration

Juliet had so much fun digging through my piles of paper scraps.  I love the colors she picked for her unicorn – it’s from CTMH’s Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set.  She used those colors to pick her scraps – many of them from CTMH’s Little Dreamer paper packet but she also found some old a|s paper scraps that went along with it.  The sentiment and banner stamps are also from the Little Dreamer set.  I think Juliet’s doodling makes this card extra special and really adds to the look by tying everything together.

Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set from CTMH, great card for using up paper scraps

supplies: Little Dreaner cardmaking stamp set, Little Dreamer paper pack, inks – CTMH.  Other:  circle dies, paper scraps

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One of my favorite things about CTMH is their commitment to Operation Smile – a non profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.  Punny Pals is Close To My Heart’s special set where they will donate $7 from each stamp set sold.  Isn’t this little guy sweet?  Makes me happy just to look at the bright and cheerful card…and happy to use up those paper scraps that I have been hoarding!

Punny Pals for CTMH's Operation Smile, CAS card, great card layout for using up paper scraps

 supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set, Prickly Daisy White cardstock – CTMH.  Other:  paper scraps

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While I had my Punny Pals stamp set out (and there are 13 cute critters to play with!), I decided to make one more card.  Of course it had to be slightly different…but again, it’s another great layout for using up paper scraps!  I also love the CAS design here…  In addition to the fun “pals” – there are some great “punny” sentiments to finish off your card.  I think I might add ” You’re TOAD-ally awesome” to this one.  tee hee…

CTMH's Operation Smile stamp set - Punny Pals, CAS card, great layout for using up paper scraps supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set, Prickly Daisy White cardstock – CTMH.  Other:  paper scraps

 I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit – per week of challenge
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!