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!) You might even be in our Top 10!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sketch Challenge

This week we have a terrific sketch for you to try! Feel free to interpret it in any way that you like, but as always be sure to use some CTMH products and mention the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog! You have until the end of the month to play along with any & all of April's challenges. We can't wait to see your interpretation of the sketch!  We are loving what you're making so far this month.

For a little inspiration, here is our design team's projects:

We can't wait to see how you interpret this great sketch!  You have until the end of the month to play along with any of our April challenges.  Our only requirements are to use (some) Close To My Heart product and to mention us with your post.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Checkerboard Challenge

Welcome back for another Heart 2 Heart challenge.  We hope that this week's challenge won't stump you as much as last.  You still have all month to play along with any of our April challenges, and we throw them down each Monday.  Our only rule is that you use some Close To My Heart product on your project and mention us (H2H) on your entry.  Thanks to everyone who visits and especially those who play along!

This week's challenge is a theme challenge: checkerboard.  Maybe you remember good times around a checkerboard game or maybe you see a pattern in your head instead.  However you interpret this theme, we can't wait to see it.  Here is some inspiration from our lovely Team Thistle:


Are you ready?  The checkered flag is waving!  Bring your project to the finish line and link it up right here.  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Fooling...

Hey gals and guys...Katy here with Team Canary!!!  Since it's almost the end of the month, we're doing this challenge a little bit differently.  We didn't think that today and tomorrow would be enough time to participate, so we're making this one the FIRST CHALLENGE OF APRIL.  Yes, we know the calendar still says March, but not for long!  You have until April 30 to link up to this challenge.

Also, speaking of the end of the month, did you scroll down and see our February winners?  Be sure to congratulate them!

We thought it would be FUN for this week's challenge to include the subject/word FOOL...I mean, after all, April Fools is Wednesday! Don't limit yourself to April Fools though...as you can see by our Design Team, there are PLENTY of interpretations for this challenge!  This challenge is also a SCRAPBOOKING  challenge, but as you know, how you interpret scrapbooking is up to you, too!

LaJeania Hicks

Thanks for stopping by!!!

We hope you'll play along with us and show us your CTMH layout (or other scrapbooking project) using the theme "No Fooling".

You have 'till the end of April to link up your layout, so don't be a fool and miss out on this one!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

February's Top 10, Addicts, and Top Chick

Have you been waiting for this post?!?  We aren't sure where the month of March has gone, but it has definitely been filled with some crazy MaRcH mAdNeSs!  (I have to apologize for not getting our February winners posted in a timely manner.)

Our ADDICTS are the wonderful people who participated in every single challenge for the month.  Congrats to...

Be sure to grab your updated badges from the sidebar of our blog!

Now, it's time to share our 10 favorites from February (and you have no idea how difficult it is to choose from all the beauties submitted!):

Home Is Where the Heart Is:
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Love, CTMH Style:


Think Pink:

Our February Heart 2 Heart sweetheart (AKA our Top Chick) is...




Winners, be sure to grab your blog badges from our sidebar.  Thank you all for participating!  Have you played along with our March challenges?  You only have a few days left to get your submissions in.  Happy crafting!

Monday, March 23, 2015

How Cute!

It is time for another March challenge, so we're asking you to show us something CUTE!  It could be a spring chick, a new baby, your adorable fur baby, or anything that you think is CUTE!  (By the way, a lot of your March challenge submissions are cute too.  We thank you for playing along with us week after week.)

Our Team Thistle has some cute creations to share with you!


Are you ready to get your cute on?  Show off something adorable and link up to us right here!  You have until the end of the month to play along with any of our March challenges, so what are you waiting for?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Green With Envy

Welcome back for another great Heart 2 Heart challenge!  We are loving what you're throwing down this month!  But... you don't need to be Green With Envy when you see these awesome projects. With Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow, green is the word and we want to see your take. Use your favorite Close To My Heart green.
What green with envy project will you make?

Our wonderful guest designer Patti will start you out for this challenge


And our Design Team






So we would love to see green projects. You have all month to play along.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Your Favorite Sketch

Sometimes even the most creative paper crafter needs a blueprint. That's when sketches are so helpful. A scrapbooker may use a sketch when she wants to cram a lot of photos onto a layout. Or a card maker when she wants a fresh look for her greetings.

Close To My Heart has many pattern books filled with ideas. The best part is you don't have to make your project identical. Use the parts you like or that work with your photos, stamps or embellishments.

Our Design Team members share their favorite sketches this week:

March Guest Designer Patti has two awesome creations to share!

Brandi Robinson

Alyson Mayo

Lauren Moore

Haley Dyer

Cynthia McCloud

Here are some sketches to get you started:
Close To My Heart inspiration

We can't wait to see how you take a sketch and make it your own this week! Remember, you have all month to post your projects to each of the challenges.