heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

CTMH Birthday Sparkles, Let's Party workshop kit and Stargazer | Diamond glitter

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

April 8 – 15

Welcome to this week’s new Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge!  Have you had a chance to get crafty this month?  If not, now’s the time!  We’re a great place to get and share some card making ideas for your rubber stamped cards.  

If this is your first visit here, there are normally weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.   I happened to end up with an extra CTMH Birthday Time stamp set from last month so one lucky winner will receive this in April!

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi decided to give Mother Nature a hint that it was time for spring (I can’t believe we had some tiny snowflakes today!  I had to double check if they were petals blowing off of the blossoming trees or snow!).  She combined CTMH’s Spring Break and  Chelsea Gardens stamp set for cardmaking.  Cyndi said after she had finished coloring the images and added some glitter, she discovered some smudges around her focal point (can you relate?!  arghhh….).  So, rather than throw it away, she fussy cut it out and just popped it up on a colored background.  Perfect!!  YAY!  

CTMH Chelsea Gardens and Welcome Spring
CTMH supplies:  Welcome Spring stamp set, Chelsea Gardens for cardmaking stamp set, Crystal Blue cardstock

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I am continuing to work on my supply of birthday cards because I have quite a few in April to mail out.  This card was inspired by a card Betsy Veldman created a few years back.  I loved how my CTMH White Daisy ink stamped up on their Almond cardstock.  Then, I was even more tickled when I found I could stamp the “confetti” images from CTMH’s Birthday Sparkles stamp set with CTMH’s Eggplant and Peacock dye inks – and they stayed wet enough for me to emboss  with Diamond embossing powder.  woo hoo!  The sentiment is from CTMH’s retired workshop kit called, Let’s Party. At the end I added the little star/asterisk image from CTMH’s Stargazer stamp set…it was the perfect finishing touch.  If you don’t have a balloon stamp set in your stash already, may I recommend CTMH’s Sweet Baby set?  It’s adorable!

CTMH Birthday Sparkles, Let's Party workshop kit and Stargazer | Diamond glitter

CTMH supplies:  Birthday Sprinkles stamp set, Stargazer stamp set, Let’s Party workshop kit, Almond cardstock, Eggplant cardstock, White Daisy value card and envelope pack, Eggplant and Peacock ink

I hope you join us!

Looking for past winners?  Check out this link here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit per week
  • any stamp manufacturer is allowed
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

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