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, September 1, 2014

Scrapbook with your Favorite Color/Color Combo!

Welcome! This month at Heart2Heart we are focusing on our favourite things...and this week our scrapbooking challenge is to use your favourite color/color combo!

This month our fabulous Guest Designer is Donna Digby, and here's her pretty color inspiration:
Donna

Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team to see what their favourite color/color combinations are:


Debi
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Please Welcome Our September Guest Designer!

We're excited to welcome Donna Digby to our team this September!  She has graciously agreed to help us show off all that you can do with Close To My Heart this month after being a recent Top Chick.

Donna writes:
In October, I will be 39 years old. I have had a very interesting life with many high and low moments and I choose to make the most of each day. 

I have crafted my whole life, but I have been doing some form of scrapbooking since I was 15 years old when I first joined the yearbook committee in High School.

My true passion is photography and love taking photos of my family and friends; especially my 16 year old daughter, Amy, my soon to be 3 year old son, TJ, my almost 11 year old pug, Sparkle and my husband of nearly 18 years, Trevor. We have a lot of celebrations in October. 

I love losing myself in my craft room and inspiring others to make the time to do the same.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspired by Food

This week our Inspired by theme is food!  How does food inspire you?  Do you eat a certain type of snack while you are in your creative zone? Are you a foodie who loves to cook and try new things with food? How does food inspire your life?

For me I love cooking and trying new things but I do not consider myself a foodie at all. I also love baking but with cooking and baking comes clean up... and I really do not like the clean up at all. 

We would love to see how food inspires your creativity. It could be a project about your favourite food, a featured food in your project, anything as long as it has or was inspired by food in some way. 

This is our final Inspired by challenge, and you have until Sunday, the end of the month, to participate in any of our August challenges.  Have you made your submission(s) yet?  We want to see you and your creations!

Let's take a look at what our very talented designers have come up with and how food has inspired them this week:

Our Guest Designer Gail gives us this sweet card:




Be sure to stop by the blogs of our design team to hear the stories of how food inspired their projects and got the specifics on how each of these projects were made. 











We hope you have found some inspiration in our designs and we are so looking forward to seeing your creations so be sure to link you projects below.  Please remember that we are a Close To My Heart challenge blog, so be sure to use a few (or more) CTMH products.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Inspired by ....a Book

As we continue on with our August's  "Inspired by...theme", this week's inspiration is a book. Do you love to read?  Have you ever read a book and never wanted to put it down? I love to read but sometimes, it is at the bottom of my list when it comes to my free time.

Please join us this week as we are inspired by a book.  It could be the title, a character, or the theme of the book.  Thank you to everyone who has participated in this month's challenge and remember you have all month to play along with the August themes.

For a little inspiration to get you started check out the design team creations below. 

Our guest designer Gail has created this lovely project.  Can you tell which book inspired her?  Check her blog to be sure!



Check out Team Crystal Blue's inspiration for you this week.  Be sure to visit our Design Team blogs to see how they have been inspired by a book.
Allie


                                                                 Adeline





What book will inspired you?  You have until the 31st to play along with any of our August challenges.  We can't wait to see what you make!




Sunday, August 17, 2014

July's H2H Addicts and Top 10!

We the H2H DT are absolutely convinced that we have the best CTMH heARTISTS on the planet participating in our challenges!  We love to stretch your creativity, and you continually amaze us.  Thank you to everyone who steps up to the plate and accepts the challenges that we love to throw down.  You're totally awesome!  We are really excited to see some new faces to add to our H2H family.  Please continue to join us!

Also, if you have a challenge idea, shoot us an email (h2hchallenges @ gmail dot com).  We just might feature you and your idea!

Aren't you loving our new DT?  You set the bar high, and we are so proud of your July H2H Addicts who played along with every single one of our challenges.  Thank you and kudos to...
*Donna Digby of DAT's My Style
*PAM of Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner
(Be sure to grab our "Addicts" badge for your blog!)

Now on to our Top 10!  You had five challenges to work with last month.  Here are our winners...
Red & White Daisy Scrapbooking:
Donna @ DAT's My Style
Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner

Up, Up, & Away:
Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate
Dawn C.

The Spice of Life:
Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner

Donna @ DAT's My Style

Some Like It Hot:
Becca
Katrina

Picture My Crush:
Lillian YF
Brittany
Top 10 winners, please be sure to snag some swag and post our Top 10 blog badge on your blog!

Aren't these gals fabulous?  It is always so hard to narrow down our choices to one overall winner, but our July Top Chick is...




Donna Digby!!!

How would YOU like to be featured here next month?  All you have to do is play here at H2H!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Inspired by...A Song

Continuing with our "inspired by" theme this month, your challenge this week is to create a project that is inspired by a song. Songs provide us with great opportunities for inspiration such as a song title or by an album, or even song lyrics.  We are looking forward to seeing your fabulous projects this week.


Thanks to everyone who has already joined us for August's "Inspired by..." series!  You still have plenty of time to play along with all of our August challenges.

For a little inspiration to get you started check out the design team creations below.  First from our Guest Designer Gail:


Now here's Team Cranberry's inspiration for you.  Be sure to visit our DT's blogs to see which song they chose.

Jen Patrick

LaJeania Hicks

Lauren Moore

Brandi Robinson

Haley Dyer

Lucy Kelleher


You will have until the end of the month to participate in this week's Inspired by a Song challenge.  We can't wait to see your project!  Don't forget that this challenge must use some CTMH product and be sure to let us know how your song inspired you.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Inspired by...A Movie

Continuing with our "inspired by" theme this month, your challenge this week is to create a project that is inspired by a movie. Movies provide us with great opportunities for inspiration such as a movie title like "Friday Night Lights" or by a movie quote like "Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates" or just a movie theme like "National Lampoon's Summer Vacation." No matter what you us for your movie inspiration we are looking forward to seeing your fabulous project. For a little inspiration to get you started check out the design team creations below.

Can you tell which movie inspired our Guest Designer Gail?

If you guessed "Frozen," you'd be correct!  Now here's Team Cranberry's inspiration for you.  Be sure to visit our DT's blogs to see which movie they chose.
















You will have until the end of the month to participate in this week's Inspired by a Movie challenge.  We can't wait to see your project!  Don't forget that this challenge must use some CTMH product and be sure to let us know how your movie inspired you.

Are you ready?  Lights, camera, action!