If you {heart} Close To My Heart, then this challenge blog is for you!
Each Monday, a new challenge is posted, and Close To My Heart products are required to enter.
Don't have any CTMH products? Then beg, borrow, or BUY from our fabulous roster of Consultants!

Sponsored and created by Independent Consultants for Close To My Heart, all challenges will be posted on Monday mornings with the deadline to enter on the last day of the month or on the Saturday following the month's final challenge. All challenges close at midnight EST. (Each month, the final challenge date will be announced to help you play along. You have all month to play, so join us often!) See the above calendar for specific challenge closing dates.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Time to Announce...

...our March Heart 2 Heart Addicts and Top 10!  You guys really inspire us!  We are so impressed by your creativity, and we appreciate that you take time to join us and get inky.

Our H2H Addicts are those insanely dedicated players who participate in each and every one of the month's challenges.  Our March ADDICTS are...
*Debbie Bonczek
*Lori Brown
*Katrina Brown, who once participated in all FIVE challenges (the scrapbook one too!)

Way to play, ladies!  Don't forget to snag your badge if this is your first time earning this honor.  (Just a quick note: your last name does NOT have to start with a B to be considered for the H2H Addicts badge!)

Now the ballots have been cast, the votes have been tallied, and it is time to announce our March Top 10!

Triple Play:
Feeling Lucky:
Pantone Spring 2014:
Debbie B.
Country Flair:

Cricut Me March Scrapbooking:

Aren't these projects great?  We are really proud of everyone who participated in March, and special recognition goes to our Top 10.  Now, which one do you think has been selected as our Top Chick?

Did you guess...

Mary Gunn FUNN!

Again, congratulations to all our Addicts, our Top 10, and our Top Chick Mary!  Be sure to grab your badge blog from our sidebar.

You still have the rest of April to play along with any of our April challenges, so get crafting now!  Also, if you haven't entered our 777 giveaway, click HERE.  Thanks for sharing your CTMH love with us!

Monday, April 14, 2014

H2H Color Challenge...Sweet Leaf & Lagoon

Has spring finally hit your corner of the world?  Many of us on the H2H DT are thawing out, or at least wishing for spring!  This week, we are challenging you to use the spring-y color combination of Sweet Leaf & Lagoon.  (You can find this lovely duo in the CTMH Skylark collection, but you aren't limited to Skylark.)

Our Design Team has made several projects to inspire you...

You have 'till the end of April to link up your project below.  Remember to use CTMH products!

Don't forget about our Lucky 777 giveaway!

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's a Cricut Challenge!

Has your Cricut been making a lot of "chirping" sounds lately or has it been rather quiet?  Here at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, we're asking our readers to use the CTMH cartridges to create something unique with one (or more!) of the die cuts.  With 700+ images on our cartridges (times 3 cartridges!), the possibilities are endless!

Let's check in with the design team to see what they've created for you:



What will you create this week?  We can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge!  Don't forget to use at least some Close to My Heart products in your design.  When you're finished, add your project down below to our link up!  Happy Cricut Crafting!

P.S.  Don't forget about our Lucky 777 giveaway!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


We are up to 777 followers here at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  Does that sound LUCKY to you?  It does to me, too!  In honor of our 777 followers, I am going to give away a prize pack at the end of the month to one lucky H2H reader.  (Details on the prize coming soon, but I am thinking that there will have to be 7 items in the prize pack!)

How can you win?  Leave a comment on this post telling us what you love most about H2H OR what type of H2H challenge you love best.  Maybe it's a sketch challenge?  A color combo?  Some of our fun "theme" challenges?  Just leave a comment, and one lucky person will be chosen at the end of the month to win a fun H2H prize pack.  Thanks for visiting us!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Laugh It Up April: Scrapbooking Challenge

April Fool's Day (and spring break) through off our posting schedule just a little bit, so thank you for your patience!  It is time to announce our April scrapbook challenge: Laugh It Up April!  We want YOU to share one of your funniest memories with us!  We all have them- the "wild and crazy" things we did as a youngster, the funny things our kids say, or anything else that tickles your funny bone.
Guest DT Katrina
Are you ready to make us laugh?  Here are the challenge requirements:
* 12" x 12" layout(s) OR mini album showing us your funniest memory of all time.
* Must incorporate CTMH Bakers twine on the layout.
* At least 1 photo required.

Be sure to click on our H2H Scrapbooking Tab to find the InLinkz link up tool to add your funny moment. Let's laugh it up this April!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Please Welcome our April Guest Designer!

Has spring fever hit anyone else?  We are on break this week, which helps to explain (a little bit at least) why I am posting a bit later than I would like.  Please join me in welcoming our amazing April guest designer, Katrina Brown!
Katrina writes:
I am so excited to share some of my “scrappy” ideas with you this month as a guest designer!  I hope I can give some inspiration as so many have inspired me here at Heart 2 Heart! 

“Research” as my son and husband call it is one of my favorite pastimes.  I am entertained and inspired by all the videos from CTMH, the pictures on CTMH site, and of course the great creations on Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  

I think I like the creative process more than the actual project itself; I believe that is a trait I take after my dad who would always do all the work to figure out something and then not actually make it!  

I adore my family, friends, photography, horses, music, and paper!  When I can combine two or more from that list, I’m ecstatic! 

My favs:  periwinkle, bread, ice cream, coffee, flip flops, jeans, Brahms, Donny Osmond, ,,,and a day without a clock!  You can fill in the categories!  

I love, love, love my CTMH consultant!  I’ve known her since the moment she came into this crafty world........she’s my daughter!  Four generations of us enjoy spending time together playing with all the goodies from CTMH; how much better does it get?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Are You Up for A Sketch Challenge

It is time for a sketch challenge here at Heart2Heart. Do you find that you are always falling back on the same recipe for a card? It is easy to do what you know and that is why it is fun to try your hand at a sketch.

Our challenge this week is this sketch - have fun!

Now for Team Creme Brulee's take on this sketch

Debbie Reed

LaJeania Hicks

Pam Korte

Katy Taylor

Shirley Ross

Now it is your turn to challenge your sketch skills -- looking forward to seeing your creative projects.