heARTful stamping challenge – Spring!


This week’s theme and monthly prize

Spring  + a stamp

Mar 19 – Mar 26

This week’s heARTful stamping Challenge is to create something with Spring in mind.  Can you believe Monday is officially spring?  This past week we basically had our first snow of the winter so it’s odd that spring is around the corner.  

You can find last week’s challenge here – open through Sunday, midnight.

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.  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

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi did an amazing job with her spring card – this just makes me happy inside!  I love how she used some of the stamps from this month’s Easter Bunny prize – now that you can no longer buy this CTMH Stamp of the Month set, you will really want to win it here!  tee hee.  Cyndi also used the cute little bird from CTMH’s Some Kinda Wonderful set.  Doesn’t this card make you smile?!?

Close To my Heart

supplies: Easter Bunny Feb STOM set, Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set


I have been using my CTMH watercolor paints a lot lately – I’ve shared some creations like this elegant Hello Lovely card here and this sweet card here featuring this month’s prize stamp set, Easter Bunny.  This card is a totally different look because I embossed the flower stamp from CTMH’s Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific and then watercolored over it.  The emboss resist technique is one I go to often!  The sentiment is from CTMH’s stamp set called Dreamin’ Big.  I also have used it in my next card below!  I finished the flower centers off with a dab of Liquid Glass.  Almost a one layer card and definitely a CAS design.

Close To my Heart

supplies: Tea-rrific STOM set, Dreamin’ Big stamp set, Thistle, Crystal Blue and Versamark inks, Crystal Blue cardstock, white embossing powder, watercolor paint set, Liquid Glass – CTMH

Sequins, watercolor paper – other


Here is one of the cards we made at my Hostess Club get-together this week.  It features the Dreamin’ Big paper pack from CTMH and their Dreamin’ Big stamp and thin cuts die bundle.  Which…is on SALE for 25% off this month!!  ALL CTMH thin cut dies are on sale this month – so it’s a great time to get those word thin cut dies or stamp/die bundles you’ve been eyeing!!  I love how many cards I can get out of a CTMH paper packet or cardmaking kit…these 12 x 12 sheets go a long way.  My only complaint is that I typically love both sides of the paper and have a hard time choosing which pattern to show.  I guess that’s a good problem!  tee he…

supplies: Dreamin’ Big stamp and matching thincut die set (CTMH), Dreamin’ Big paper pack, White Daisy cardstock, Poppy ink

other: Versafine ink, twine

 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!


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