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heARTful stamping challenge – coloring fun!


This month’s theme and monthly prize

Coloring Fun + a stamp

Jun 4 – Jun 11

Happy June!  Wow, time is flying by – almost time for school to be out but I know many places are already!  This week’s  heARTful stamping challenge is to have some coloring fun.  It’s your choice of medium…you’ll see the design team used a little of everything!

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.

May’s winner will be announced on Monday and they will win this CTMH Hello Lovely Compliments pack.  These “stickers” are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking!  The gold words, hearts and arrows in the lower left corner are raised so they really are quite lovely.

This Week’s Inspiration

I was so happy to spot this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch layout #224 because it made me immediately think of CTMH’s Swirly Seashells.  Then I came across a lovely blog that mentioned CAS Watercolour Challenge with the theme of “summer” and I knew these shells would be perfect embossed and watercolored.  I used some CTMH reinkers with my waterbrush and it was super fast and easy to get a pretty nice result!  By the way, Swirly Seashells are on CTMH’s retiring list so they won’t be available after the end of July.

supplies: Swirly Seashells stamp set, Live Beautifully zip strip from paper pack, watercolor paper, Gold embossing powder, Canary, Pomegranate, Thistle and Goldrush reinkers, fine and medium tip waterbrush


Cyndi blew me away with her two entries this week!  They are perfect for kids of any age – and those that are “young at heart!”  tee hee…  I absolutely love the way Cyndi took CTMH’s Way To Go stamp set with it’s fabulous borders and banners and turned one of them into a “tight rope”.  It’s brilliant!  This little hippo from CTMH’s Safari Ballet really makes me giggle too.  Sadly both of these stamp sets are part of CTMH’s retirement list so you won’t see them after the end of July.

supplies: Way To Go stamp set, Safari Ballet stamp set – while supplies last


For Cyndi’s next card she use the bold sentiment from CTMH’s Dreamin’ Big paper pack.  These packets include 5 sheets of double sided 12 x 12 paper and then one sheet of  journaling cards and accents that are perfect for both scrapbooking and cardmaking.  Love the pop of the red against the black border.  It’s a fun idea to stamp over patterned paper and then color this little bird with colored pencils.

supplies: Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set (while supplies last), Dreamin Big paper pack – retired

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!