heARTful stamping challenge winners!


Today I am kicking off day 1 of my Christmas card workshop! I still have to get some cake baked before everyone arrives so this will be short and sweet! I’ve been using a LOT of the Beary Christmas and Silver and Gold holiday paper packs from CTMH for my cards. But, I love this display of the Silver and Gold papers – they totally work for ALL year round. I guess that’s why CTMH paired these papers with the November stamp of the month – Through the Year. Brilliant!

And now on to last week’s heARTful stamping challenge winners – plus our prize winner!

Congrats to Lovely Linda! You won my burlap ribbon prize and please send me your mailing address…

and for our Top 3 winners…

7. Vinita Jain
19. Deonna B
27. Zora

Congratulations to the winners. Please grab your blog badge and I hope you’ll be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge!

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Nov 5 – Nov 12

Wow!  We had a lot of folks participate last week in our challenge — I hope you will consider playing along with this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.   There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  I bought some extra burlap ribbon for my fall wreath making class and I think you will love it!  The prize winner will be announced on Monday…

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi has been really busy taking care of her Mother’s estate and so I was surprised (but thrilled!) when she was able to send me a card this week.  Am I lucky to have her on my design team or what?!?  This is a beautiful, masculine card.  I just love how Cyndi used the feather from CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month – Thankful for You, as the background.  The sentiment is from there as well.  The moose is from CTMH’s current stamp set called Nature’s Wish.

CTMH Nature's Wish and Thankful for You STOM

CTMH supplies:  Nature’s Wish stamp set, Thankful for You September STOM

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My card came out about when I was playing with the Punny Pals stamp set – it was featured in CTMH Share a Smile campaign last month and so I’ve had a hard time putting it away!  After I colored the lion with copics, I thought the Falling for You paper scraps I had would match him perfectly…and they did.  I finished it off with a sentiment from CTMH’s Stronger Together stamp set.  This is the set where they are donating 100% of the sales to the Red Cross – it’s not too late to get your set and make a difference!

CTMH Punny Pals (Operation Smile stamp set) and Stronger Together (all proceeds go to the Red Cross) | Falling for You paper pack | Fall card

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set and thin cut dies (Oct only), Stronger Together stamp set,  Falling for You paper pack, Banner thin cut die

 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 November Specials


What better way to start the long winter with a nice supply of papers and complements?! It’s a perfect way to tackle your scrapbooking and cardmaking needs. What I love about CTMH’s papers is that the scale is just right for both cardmaking and scrapping. The only hard part? Deciding which side of the paper to use! ha ha…but with this FUNdamentals sale – double up and you will never have to chose.

Seriously though – if you have NOT tried Close To My Hearts papers yet….now is the time.  No more excuses with this great sale!  Want to save even more?  Think about hostessing a party – you can earn $25 in free products (or more!).  Ask me how!

CTMH’s November Stamp of the Month is called Through the Year. Just like the fundamentals – it’s perfect for cardmaking AND scrapbooking! You can buy it for retail at $17.95 or, if you have a $50 order or more, it’s just $5!


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Happy Halloween!


I wanted to share my Happy Mail that I received from friends for Halloween! Lots of treats from Kathy, Andrea and Susan.  Thank you so much for making me smile.

Now I don’t mean to scare you but…TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the CTMH Share a Smile campaign.  Those Punny Pal thin cut dies really make life easy and they honestly bring a smile every time I look at that cute set.  CTMH donates $7 from the sale of each Punny Pal set so it’s a win-win!!

This is also the last day to purchase CTMH’s Stamp of the Month – Christmas Tunes. I have been blown away by the samples out in blogland and on Pinterest! It’s the perfect pairing for Beary Christmas paper pack (hint, hint!).

Shop now…

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heARTful stamping challenge winners!


How lucky am I? My friend Chuck stopped by to pick up an order and he had just finished teaching his flower arranging class. He gifted me this gorgeous flower arrangement – it is beyond amazing. It’s neat how several of us stampers have other hobbies as well. What else do you do besides rubber stamping?

ohhhh….we had some great entries this week for our Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.  Lots of night skies and Halloween cards.  So fun!  I had a tough time to chose just 3, but I have and here they are!

3.  Christi C

12.  Lily Patch Stamps

17.  Stempelomi

Congratulations to the winners and I hope everyone will be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge!  I’d LOVE to hit 30 participants.  Won’t you invite someone to stop in and play along?!  Thanks!!