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.
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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, October 5, 2015

A Sketch Challenge

Happy Fall everyone, and welcome to a whole new set of October challenges here at Heart2Heart! Thank you to everyone who played along with us in September - we love getting some inspiration from YOU too!

We have a sketch challenge to show off to you this week created by one of our fabulously talented Design Team members, Brandi!

Here is what our Design Team came up with:

Join the gallery using the link below. Remember to use some Close To My Heart products in your creation. We can't wait to see your take on this sketch!  Remember that you have all month to play along with our October challenges.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Before I introduce our final September challenge, I need to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already taken one (or more) of this month's challenges!  We the Design Team only hope that we are as inspiring to you as you are to us!

Our final September challenge is the theme of change.  It might be the changing seasons, a big change in your life, or even the change in your pocket.  We can't wait to see how you interpret this theme challenge!  Because we're so close to the end of the month, for this final challenge only you have until Friday to submit your entry.

Now here is what our Design Team has to share with you.





Now it's your turn.  What do the winds of change inspire you to create?

Monday, September 21, 2015


This week at Heart 2 Heart we have a new fun challenge we hope you will participate in!  We are trying to inspire you this month with several technique challenges.  This week, we are asking you to incorporate "Doodling" into your artwork this week.  Doodling is incorporated more and more into fun designs and it will be enjoyable to see how you interpret this topic.  As always, you have the entire month to participate in any of the weekly challenges for the month.

For some inspiration you can see how some of our designers incorporated it into their creations.

You can participate in this challenge, and all those posted for September, through the end of the month.  Be sure to incorporate Close To My Heart products and then post your blog in our linky so we can enjoy what you have created.

Link up your project here.

Monday, September 14, 2015


Welcome to this weeks challenge here at Heart 2 Heart. Painting is all the rage right now. And with painting there is always splats. Use what was once a mistake into an awesome piece of art. So gather your Close To My Heart products and make a messy piece of art.

And if you need some inspiration, check out what our team of designers have made.

Laurie Levorson

You have until the end of September to play along with this and all of the September challenges. You will need to use some Close To My Heart products to play along. Post your blog post with our linky and share our link so everyone can play along. So lets get messy.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

August Winner's Circle

Our design team loved seeing all of your interpretations of our August challenges!  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Our August Addicts are the real players in the group.  They participated in every single August challenge!  Congrats (in no particular order) to...
*Debbie Bonczek

*Jody G.

*Debi B.

*Artsy April

Now it's time to announce the August Top 10.
Birthday Bash:
Create with Joyce
Lisa B.

Ticket to Ride:
Mary Gunn Funn

Good Day, Sunshine:
Kelly B.
Wendy C.

Workin' 9 to 5:
Memories in Thyme

Debi B.
Don't you love all the variety in the winning projects?  Which one would you select for our August Top Chick?

Did you choose...

Debi B.

Thank yo to everyone who joined us in August.  Are you working on the Septemebr project?!?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Coloring Challenge

Welcome to a NEW Challenge at Heart 2 Heart! Now through the end of the month we challenge you to create a project using "Coloring". Bust out those Shin Han Markers, Watercolors, Colored Pencils, Blending Pens and see what happens! We can't wait to see what you create!

Our lovely ladies from the Team Slate Design Team have put together their favorite coloring projects too. Be sure to visit each blog and leave them a comment about what your favorite element of their project is!

Alyson Mayo
Allie Kostiuk
Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking
Melissa Robinson
Cynthia McCloud

Paige Dolecki

Now it is your turn! You have until the end of September to link your creation up to the challenge here. We will be watching to see what you color for us! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Poppy Color Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!  This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations introducing the new challenge from Heart 2 Heart.  This week's challenge is a Color Challenge and we invite you to use this poppy picture as your color inspiration!  The Close To My Heart colors to use are Topiary, Lagoon, Glacier, Sunset and Cranberry.  Aren't they gorgeous together? 

Here are the projects that the Design Team has created for you this week.  Be sure to stop by their blogs if you want more information on how they created their artwork.

Nikka Geers

Haley Dyer

Now it's your turn to create with these beautiful colors!  Since this is the beginning of a new month, you have until the end of September to link your projects here at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  But don't delay--we can't wait to see all of your fabulous artwork!!