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, February 8, 2016

Favorite Paper Pack

Welcome to this week's Heart2Heart Challenge!  This week's theme is all about your favorite Close To My Heart Paper Pack.  Your favorite paper pack doesn't have to be the traditional 12X12 paper, it can also be the Picture My Life cards and overlays.  Close To My Heart releases several paper packs every quarter in addition to the annual inspiration paper packs and it's so hard to just pick one so feel free to share one or many. You will have all month long to participate in any (or all) of this month's challenges!

Our guest designer for the month of February is Kathleen Androlewicz, let's check out Kathleen's artwork for this weeks challenge.  By the way, don't forget to visit her blog and check out some of the other cool stuff Kathleen shares with us.

Here's what our design team members created for this week's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our creations, we hope that you find these projects inspiring and join this weeks Heart2Heart Challenge by sharing your own work.

Monday, February 1, 2016


Welcome to the 2nd month of the new year! It's already February! We are kicking off this month's collection of challenges with a theme that embraces the number 2. (February is the 2nd month of the year!- get it?) Use the number 2 or "TWO" or the inspirations of two in your project! We cannot wait to see what you come up with.

We're excited to welcome Guest Designer Kathleen Androlewicz for the month of February!  Her project this week is in honor of her new twin nephews.  (Aww!)

Team "Pomegranate" is here to show you where this challenge took them! Browse the projects these talented ladies created and then see where the inspiration takes you. Bring it back here and link up by the end of the month for a chance to win bragging rights.

Create With Alyson- Alyson Mayo

Inky Hearts Papercrafting- Terrie Shortsleeve
Heartfelt Sentiments- Melissa Robinson

Paige Dolecki- Stamologist

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Have a Happy February!

Monday, January 25, 2016

It is all about the ABCs

Hello and welcome! We are thrilled you stopped by to see what this weeks challenge is! The challenge this week, should you choose to accept it is.....all about the ABCs! That is right we are all about letters this week. So the challenge is to incorporate letters into your project, that is it, just use letters in your project, how hard is that! 

To get you started with some design inspiration, here are the fabulous projects that our design team came up with:

Angela White

Brandi R. - crzy4scrapbooking

Jenifer Benner

Laurie Levorson

So there you have it, the challenge....A, B, Cs  and you have some awesome design inspirations. So now it is your turn to show us what you got? We can not wait to see your creations.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

December Shout Outs

Congratulations to the following crazy crafters who participated in each of our December challenges!  We are inspired by your dedication and creativity!

Thanks to...
*I Luv Scrapping 2
*Cheryl E.
*Amy Moore
*Jody G.

Now, if you'd like to be recognized at the end of this month, you've got to play along.  It's not too late, because all of our challenges are open for the entire month they are issued.  Make this your year to shine!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Introducing Team Pomegranate for our By the Number Challenge!

A big crafty hello from Team Pomegranate!  Just like the fruit we're named after; we are super powered bringing you huge doses of inspiration to keep your crafting mojo going!

This week week Team Pomegranate is taking on our "By the Number" challenge and incorporating numbers into our projects. This challenge could get you thinking about personalized birthday or anniversary cards, art journaling in your new 2016 planner, or even creating a keepsake dated layout.  Just be sure to mention Heart2Heart Challenges in your project write up and include some Close to my Heart product in your project!  

Here is what our Pomegranate Design Team came up with this week:

Remember, you get all month to play along but be sure to mention Heart2Heart Challenges and use some CTMH product.  We're looking forward to your "By the Number" creations!  You can also join any of the other January challenges until the end of the month.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Introducing Team Peacock and a Frozen Challenge

Now that you've met all of our designers, we are going to divide off into our two teams: Team Peacock and Team Pomegranate.  Both teams are really excited to have you join us for any of our January challenges.  We can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!  Just don't forge that since we are a Close To My Heart challenge blog, you need to use some CTMH in your work.  (As always, you have the entire month to link up to any of the January challenges.)  

This week Team Peacock is bringing you the latest challenge: Frozen.  Whether you love, hate, or haven't seen the movie, maybe you'll use it as your inspiration.  If not the movie, then maybe looking out your window might serve as your inspiration.  Maybe your mind is on a frozen treat.  No matter how you choose to interpret this challenge, we hope you'll join us!  Now for Team Peacock's creations:


If you're ready to jump into this Frozen challenge, join us by linking up a direct link to your project below.  We'd appreciate it if you'd leave us a comment.  Feel free to visit our designers' blogs to learn more about their individual creations.  Thanks for joining us!

Monday, January 4, 2016


Hello 2016!  The new Design Team is very excited to be kicking off the best year ever with YOU.  If this is your first time or your fiftieth, we're glad to have you stop by.  We hope to inspire you each week to stretch your creativity and to get crafty with (at least some) Close To My Heart products.  Yes, that's right, we are a challenge blog dedicated to using fabulous Close To My Heart products.  Each Monday we post a new challenge, and challenges are open for the entire month.  At the end of the month when the InLinkz closes, we tally up our favorites and announce the best of the best for the month.  (Winners have the opportunity to become guest designers here too.)  Sound like fun?  You better believe it!

Our first challenge for 2016 is ONE.  You can interpret that however you like!  Your one and only, a first (birthday, milestone, etc.), the number one, or the month of January, the ideas are limitless.  We can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge.  Our entire design team is playing this week, so here is our inspiration for you.



Heather Jane



Are you impressed?  Are you ready?  Are you inspired?  We can't wait to see your ONE creation!  Of course, you can link up as many projects as you'd like through January 31.