CTMH – April Specials

Flock Together | S1704 | $17.95 or spend $50 and your cost is only $5.00

Yes…it’s April already!  Today I am running down to DC (for a second time this week) to pick up my passport.  Lesson learned and I hope I save you some drama and stress – your passport can not expire within 3 – 6 months AFTER your trip.  What!?  Yes, it’s true.  Luckily I found out before my flight later this week…  argh….

But I digress.  CTMH is unveiling a new Stamp of the Month!  Does this set, Flock Together,  remind you of the Partridge Family TV show – I know I just dated myself with that comment.  Even the “so happy together” makes me want to break out in song and I’m sure it’s from that same era!  So cute.

The other special going on this month is that CTMH is showing you how easy it is to scrapbook.  These two kits are made for doubters (or procrastinators) like me!  They are called Cut Above layout kits and they are 50% off!  They are designed so that you can scrapbook in 15 min or less and one set is very pink and the other is in blue tones.  It’s such a great price and you can stretch these kits to make up to 6 layouts, so I’ve heard.  They are both lovely and at this price – you can afford to get them both!

CTMH Cut Above kits

I love that as a cardmaker, I can easily use these pieces for some incredible cards!  Look at how Amy Tsuruta used some of these flower pieces in a card she sent me last week.  You can mix and match the papers and combine the die cut stickers with stamped images…

My monthly newsletter just went out yesterday.  It has two tutorials as a benefit that only my newsletter subscribers receive.  Stay up to date on all the specials and get inspired while you are at it!  If you don’t receive it, be sure to sign up in my left sidebar – it’s free.

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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!


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.


supplies: Dreamin’ Big stamp set from CTMH


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!

CTMH Tea-rrifc and Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Last day to get this Tea-rrifc stamp set from CTMH…

Close To My Heart

I think I got more use out of this Tea-rrifc set which is CTMH’s Stamp of the Month than previously!  Wow!  Of course, by being a Super Sponsor and participating in Amy Tsuruta’s Spring Coffee Lover’s blog hop gave me an extra excuse to get crafty!  I had a lot of fun coloring this stack of teacups with my copic markers.

I’ve never been really good at mixing different patterned paper together until CTMH solved that problem for me!  They have some lovely packs that come out with their Seasonal Expressions ( 3 times a year!) and this Hello Lovely pack is no exception.  With the scraps I had left over I made this really fast and simple CAS card below.  I didn’t even need to color it because I think this lovely sentiment steals the show!

Close To my Heart

CTMH products I used on these cards:

Don’t miss out on your chance to win 3 different prizes from me but the fun all ends at midnight, March 31st!!

CTMH Dreamin’ Big

Close To My Heart

CTMH Thin Cut Sale – while supplies last!

It’s true!  CTMH is having a thin cuts sale for 25% off through March 31…you only have one more day and it’s only while supplies last!!  Sadly you can’t get the matching dies to this CTMH Dreamin Big stamp set as it is sold out but there are still some fantastic deals.  I just placed my second order – ssshhhh.  

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite thin cut dies…but the stamp/die bundles are also on sale and they are an AMAZING deal right now.  I was used to paying this price for just a die set with my previous company and now with CTMH I get the stamp and the die for an unbelievable price.  YAY!

Dreamin’ Big is a great set though so I still recommend you get it!  I’ve made some really fun cards with it and this Dreamin Big card I made has been repinned over 400 times!

I had really never used clear stamps before I joined and became a CTMH Consultant.  One of my favorite things is how flexible they are.  For instance, look at the dotted butterfly “path”!  It’s really a thin, narrow stamp set but I could curve it on the block and it stayed put perfectly.  Love that!!

I’m playing along with the Less Is More challenge and their cue card is “frame”.  I CASEd a card I saw using Papertrey Ink stamps and just changed it up a bit to use the supplies I have.  I love that it’s a CAS card design but still so bright and cheerful.  I have a ton of customer thank you notes that are over due (trying to crank out my taxes and still have time to play, um, stamp!  – sorry!) but I think this is a perfect design and I hope to make a few more this week and get them mailed!  Happy mail!!

CTMH products I used on this card: