heARTful stamping challenge – CAS

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This week’s theme and monthly prize

Since it’s the beginning of the new year, many of us want to “simplify” life.  So, today’s heARTful stamping Challenge is a Clean and Simple (CAS) theme.  

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 Week’s Inspiration

I’ve been playing with some of the new stamp sets from CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions.  This stamp is called Good Thymes!  I watercolored the various herbs with Splash and Tombow markers – and added some splatters for good measure.

CTMHsupplies: Good Thymes! stamp set, Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set, Memo Fundamentals designer paper – CTMH

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The second card I am sharing today is based off of CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #203.  I always feel with a good sketch a card comes together super quickly!  Again I am using a new stamp set from CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions and it’s from the Workshops Your Way Here For You Cardmaking Kit.  I love that I get a stamp set, white cardstock and envelopes, matching designer paper and some ribbon and enamel coordinates all in one packet.  So easy!!

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and believe it or not, I decorated the inside too!  woohoo!!

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supplies: Here for You Cardmaking kit – CTMH

If you are enjoying watching and hearing about my CTMH adventure, I want to invite you to join my Stamped Blessings VIP group, I’d love to have you!  You’ll see exclusive tutorials there, I’ll have extra drawings and it’s a fun place to share and ask questions!

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 Some Kinda Wonderful paper!

The other day I shared one of my favorite new critter stamp sets from CTMH – Some Kinda Wonderful but I didn’t even mention the paper packs that are by that same name!  I had to make A LOT of thank you notes and it was fun having two sides of paper to work with.  This is just one of the sheets that comes in that paper – you can find it in Close To My Heart’s new Seasonal Inspiration catalog.  Or here at my webstore.  This turtle and bird are from the Some Kinda Wonderful stamp and die bundle set.

What I’m learning about CTMH is that they have some amazing patterned paper!  You can get this paper pack for just $9.95 and it’s 12 x 12 – double sided patterns.

They also offer “kits” – which include paper and then complements that goes with the patterns.  You can buy these as a kit or custom make your own.
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My thank you notes went home yesterday to the kids – I hope they liked them!   Did you get my newsletter that went out yesterday?  It’s not too late to sign up for it!

CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful

My friend Juliet asked me, “do you really need another cute critter stamp set?”  Why YES, I do!  tee hee…  I can’t help but smile when I look at this new CTMH stamp set called Some Kinda Wonderful.  It is wonderful!  And, with a matching thin cut die set, the bundle of stamp and die together is just $$23.95!  That blows my mind.  Seriously.

You can find this stamp set in the new Seasonal Inspirations catalog from Close To My Heart.  It went live Jan 1…you can download it in my sidebar or order a hard copy for yourself that includes a coupon.  If you know already what you want, you can still get a free copy when you check out – just be sure to tuck it into your shopping cart!

Here’s one of the thank you notes I’ve been making for my Kindergarten families!  

I used Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack and stamp/die bundle.  Isn’t this bright and cheery?!  I love it.  I watercolored my image with Tombow markers and added some washi tape from amuse studio and the pinked circle die cut.  The “thanks” is from my stash from my days with The Angel Company.  eeck!  I am having fun and it is WONDERFUL!!

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cute bunny assembly line!  Amuse Studio meets CTMH…

My two weeks vacation has quickly come to an end…just like that – poof!  Today has been super busy stamping up thank you notes for my generous Kindergarten families and running around with my daughter for last minute “supplies” for her trip with Global Medical Brigades.  She is leaving for Nicaragua for 9 days…sigh.  She is super excited, we are super nervous.

I am finally popping in to announce the winners from the past two weeks of  heARTful stamping challenge.  Be sure to check out the current challenge here.

Congratulations to Nana Donna for winning my Deck the Halls amuse studio stamp set.  Please email me your mailing address.

5. Lovely Linda

16.  Louise F

25.  Michele from Whimsical Creations

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heARTful stamping challenge & Happy New Year!

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This week’s theme and monthly prize

Today’s heARTful stamping Challenge is to share your favorite card/scrapbook page from 2016.  This challenge was inspired by some facebook/instagram posts I’ve been seeing the past few days…Top 9.  Here’s what I came up with – I’ve only been on Instagram for about 4 months but this is a great summation of my year!

Top 9 Instagram

So, share any 1 – 2 stamped projects you really liked and, of course, linking up a non-current blog post is allowed, just – please no digital images.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.   Tomorrow I will announce December’s prize winner who will receive this brand new stamp set from my stash…

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This Week’s Inspiration

I will share my favorite amuse studio project from 2016…I almost went with one of my emboss resist cards but in the end this watercolored card won out.

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supplies: Gnome Other, Peerless watercolor paints, Tag bundle die set, Stitched Circle die set, cardstock, hello die – amuse studio

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and, since I’ve just joined Close To My Heart on December 3, my pickings are slim but here is my favorite project to date using CTMH.  I enjoyed being able to mask and stamp so easily – it’s one thing I’m really getting to appreciate with clear stamps!

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supplies: Hello Winter, CTMH

If you are enjoying watching and hearing about my CTMH adventure, I want to invite you to join my Stamped Blessings VIP group, I’d love to have you!  You’ll see exclusive tutorials there, I’ll have extra drawings and it’s a fun place to share and ask questions!

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!