CTMH Retiring Lots of Stamps including Way To Go

CTMH Way To Go retires Jul 31, CAS Happy Everything card, love the scalloped border

I CASEd this card from another Close To My Heart consultant (but I don’t remember who – I’m sorry!) because I love how many pieces it used from CTMH’s Way To Go stamp set.  It’s fun to use and intermix many stamps to make a card, but it’s equally satisfying to use just one stamp set to make a whole card!  I love all of the fun “ribbons and banners” in this set, but I also love the fancy font in Way To Go.  Perhaps my favorite part though, is that scalloped border!  Turn it around and it’s the perfect cloudy sky outline 🙂

So, this is one of the stamp sets CTMH is retiring at the end of the month.  They are also retiring the color of the year:  Sea Glass.  This is a good time to stock up on paper and get your reinker before they are gone.

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

I did use a couple of different inks on this card, but by doing “second generation” stamping – that is not reinking and stamping a second time – I managed to get even more color variation.  It’s a great rubber stamping technique!

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Are you interested in some of the retiring stamp sets?  Now is a great time to order during CTMH’s Stampaganza!  They are clearing out for the new catalog and are offering a special:  Buy 2 stamp sets and get 1 for free.  It’s a great time to have a party!  Just had one friend hostess her own workshop and she earned the $25 in free product + 2 free stamp set + the STOM for just $5.  It’s a great time to schedule a gathering – ask me how!!

Farewell CTMH Wreath and Memo Fundamentals

CTMH retiring Wreath stamp set and Memo Fundementals | Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month (STOM) | CAS card design

After school got out last week, I rolled into some mega cardmaking events at my home.  We made this card featuring many soon to be retired CTMH supplies including this gorgeous Wreath stamp, it comes with the option of a matching die by the way!, the Memo Fundamentals paper pack and now as of convention time – I know that Whisper (and all of the basic colors for that matter!) are retiring as well.  The lighting makes the cardstock almost look like Colonial White (eeck!  That CTMH cardstock is retiring as well) but I promise it is White Daisy.  I think it was the early morning light that altered the photo but I imagine the card would look lovely with ivory toned paper too.

If you want to stock up on some supplies before they retire, don’t miss out on CTMH’s Stampaganza event!  It’s buy 2 stamp sets and get 1 free!  And, you can do that repeatedly – ha ha…

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

I happened to use 2 green Copic markers for coloring in my wreath but you can easily use colored pencils, watercolor pencils or Tombow type markers.  Of course you can also use CTMH’s ShinHan markers – I just don’t have any {yet}.  I also used a tiny tag punch and only inked up the sentiment partially to keep the Hello.  Do you see those little dots I hand doodled?  They are subtle but add a lot.  The twill ribbon and twine are from a|s.

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Happy 4th and July CTMH Specials

Handmade 4th of July card | Celebrate with CTMH's Jack cardmaking stamp and die | watercolors

Happy 4th of July to my US readers!  

This doesn’t happen often but I woke up this morning with this card idea in my head…and I couldn’t wait to get up and get crafting!  I love this little guy from CTMH’s Jack cardmaking stamp set.  His (or her!) arms are separate pieces so you can really stamp them in many different positions.  I knew they would be perfect for these sparklers from a|s.  I also had the Celebrate cut out and couldn’t help but showcase that too!  This thin cut die (and quite a few others) retire this month…but the good news is that the NEW CTMH catalog will be enroute to me shortly!

July CTMH Special Savings

While you are here – let me tell you about CTMH’s amazing July specials!

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This is an incredible sale where you can buy 2 stamp sets at regular price and get a 3rd of equal or lesser value for FREE!  On top of that – CTMH has released some special sets that are also included in this special buying opportunity.  Can you start your viewing pleasure here.

Don’t forget that CTMH also has a monthly Stamp of the Month.  I think you will love the versatility of this Storybook Alphabet!

Remember, you can buy it at retail price for $17.95 or spend $50 and pay just $5.00.  

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{lots of} Card Challenge winners!

First I get to brag um, announce, that I was selected as one of the Outstanding Designs for the CAS Watercolour challenge.  woo hoo!  So very exciting!

I also want to announce my Summer Coffee Lover blog hop prize winner here:

Congrats to Angeline Choo

Also June’s heARTful stamping challenge prize winner (that is the roll of CTMH glitter trim that I finally shared a picture of!) is:

Crafty Confectionery

(please email me your address)

and now on to announce the Top 3 for last week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  So many great entries – a lot of coffee ones that I can totally relate to, tee hee!

Crafty Confectionery

Marty F

Becca Yahrling

Congrats to the winners – I suspect many of you already have the blog badge but if not, please grab it!  

And, I’d like to invite everyone back for this week’s Beach Fun theme at heARTful stamping challenge!

heARTful stamping challenge – Take me to the beach!


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


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


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!