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, January 16, 2017

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Welcome back to another challenge at Heart 2 Heart!  We are loving what you're already submitting for January!  Now, Cold Hands, Warm Heart... perhaps you think of warming your hands in front of a fire after a cold day outdoors, or of skiing down a mountain with the warmth of hot chocolate awaiting you back at the chalet. Maybe this title means something totally different - cold vs warm colour combinations or maybe something else we haven't even considered. That's the wonderful thing about theme challenges - you can interpret them in SO many different ways!

Just a few reminders when you enter our challenges
  • Make sure to use at least some Close to My Heart products in your project. If it is not evident, please show a list of the products you used. 
  • Be sure your link leads directly to your post and not to your general blog. 
  • Finally, please mention and link directly back to this site in your post. 

Now - let's take a look at how the design team interpreted "Cold Hands, Warm Heart".

You have the entire month of January to enter this or any of the January challenges. What are you waiting for?  Happy creating! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

December Darlings!

With the incredibly busy holiday season, Heart2Heart only threw down two challenges.  (We are back to our regular schedule in the new year.)  If you have never participated yet visit our blog, I challenge you personally to make 2017 the year that you play.  What have you go to lose?  You could end up right here in the winners' circle!

As always, we want to recognize our "perfect attendance" participants who entered a submission to every challenge of the month.  Thanks and congrats to...

*I Luv Scrappin Too
*Artsy April

If you're a regular H2H watcher (stalker?), then you've probably realized that one particular blogger has been in the Addict recognition every single month this year.  That's right, Sue at I Luv Scrappin Too has completed every single challenge of 2016!!!  In honor of that accomplishment, we have invited her to be a part of our design team in 2017.  Thanks, Sue!

Our December Darlings are...
Sketch Challenge:


Oh, Deer!
I Luv Scrappin Too

Be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Season of White

Many experienced some "white" these last few days in the way of snow, perfectly aligned with our theme for this week, "Season of White."  This challenge doesn't have to be a frosty one, however.  Maybe your Season of White involves a white wedding gown?  Or a baby's baptism?

View artwork from members of our Design Team that are sure to serve as a point of inspiration and then be sure to link up at the bottom of this post.  You have all month to play along with any of our January challenges (and we love what we're seeing so far)!

Haley Dyer

Show us how you interpret "Season of White" in your artwork creations, being sure to incorporate Close To My Heart products when you do. We look forward to being inspired!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Silver and Gold

The Heart2Heart Design Team is back and better than ever with our first 2017 challenge: Silver and Gold!  We hope you'll join us this year!  We host a new challenge every Monday, and challenges are open until the end of the month.  Playing is easy:

  1. Create a project that fits our theme for the week.  Using Close To My Heart products is required (but does not have to be limited to CTMH only).
  2. Post your project on your blog or some other public forum.  (We can't always see/comment on your Facebook or Flickr posts, so make sure your work is public.)
  3. Mention Heart2Heart in your post about your project.
  4. Come back to our blog and join in the InLinkz with the deep URL of your post before the challenge expires. (We have a little tutorial in our sidebar.)  If you only include your blog address, we may not be able to find your actual work.
Now are you ready for our new Design Team to inspire you?  Here are our Silver and Gold creations.
Our newest DT member, Sue B.

Jennifer K.
Jenifer B.

As you can see, there are so many different ways that you can interpret this challenge!  You have until January 31 to enter, and we are hoping to set a record with the number of players we get.  Spread the word, spread the love, and share some silver and gold!  Happy 2017!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year, New DT

Happy 2017!!!  Our New Zealand fans were the first to ring in the new year, and I loved all the pictures I saw on TV and on Facebook.  With the new year, we have some new challenge ideas and some new faces.

Before we introduce our newest team member, please join me in thanking Heather Jane and Shirley for all their work and dedication here at H2H.  We wish you the very best and hope you'll be able to come back and play sometime!

Now meet Sue Bruch, our latest and greatest!  Sue writes:
I am a retired RN.  My husband and I have three grown children and five grandchildren.  We live on a farm and he is still an active farmer.  He and I love to travel and do so every chance we get!  I have been a CTMH consultant for nearly 10 years.  I have been mainly a hobbyist, but do teach some classes.  I am very happy to be selected to be on this design team and look forward to creating along with some very talented ladies.

Welcome, Sue!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

November Winners!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we have gone back to review the lovely November submissions and are happy to announce our November winners!  As always, we begin with our H2H Perfect Attendance, those "addicts" who participated in every challenge of the month.  Thank you for your awesome work...

*I Luv Scrappin Too!

Here are our Top 10 for the month of November:
I Luv Scrapping Too

Scrappy Horses
Untraditional Christmas

Artsy April

Mary Gunn FUNN

ABC (Anything But a Card)

City Sidewalks
Mary Gunn FUNN

Aren't these creations wonderful?  You really inspire us to keep on creating and crafting!  Our November DARLING is...

Monday, December 26, 2016

October Winners!

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who visits and plays along here at Heart 2 Heart!  Time really slipped away from me because I thought we had posted the October winners last month!  (Obviously I need a New Year's resolution to get these posted in a more timely manner!)

As always, we want to recognize the players who completed each of the October challenges.  Congratulations (and lots of appreciation) to awesome ADDICTS...
* I Luv Scrapping Too
* Sheila's Stamping Stuff

We had four themes in October, so here are our H2H Darlings from each week.

I Luv Scrapping Too

Perfect 10


Jeepers Creepers
Mary Gunn FUNN

Our most difficult decision is always choosing our Heart 2 Heart Sweetheart.  Our October selection is...

Congratulations to all our winners!  We will be announcing our November winners soon, and there is still time to play in our December challenges.