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 14, 2019

Technique Time: Stamped Backgrounds

This week at Heart 2 Heart, we are challenging you to create a project with a stamped background.  This can be done with words, small images or even larger images that cover your entire paper.  You can use assorted colored inks, monotone inks or even black on white for a very classy look.  So the possibilities are endless!  We invite you get out your stamps and inks and create some awesome backgrounds for your card or other paper project and then share by using the Link button below.  You have until January 31st to do this. Please remember you are required to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

Now, please take a look at what the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Now it's your turn!  Pull out your CTMH stamps and go for it!  We can't wait to see what you create.  You have all month to join this and any of our January challenges (and if you participate in all of them, you'll receive a special Perfect Attendance badge).  Happy stamping!

Friday, January 11, 2019

New Year, New Design Team Members

Happy 2019!  We are kicking off the year with the addition of some fabulous new Design Team members!  We are always sorry to see friends leave (and thank them profusely for their service!) but on the other hand are excited to welcome new faces.

Hi I’m Lauren, a mum of two boys from New Zealand. Crafting is my happy place but when I’m not in my craft room you can find me bushwalking, hanging out with my boys or participating in musical theatre- all of which make great scrapbook layouts for me to create! Welcome back, Lauren!

Cat Nowack is also no stranger to Heart2Heart!  My name is Catherine “Cat” Nowak. I live in Arvada, CO with my husband, son and two rescue dogs. We moved to Colorado in 2014. Prior to that we lived in Washington state for almost 10 years and Louisiana where I spent most of my life. I became a stay at home mom when my son was born in 2011, and retired from my profession as a Veterinarian.
I am an avid crafter ever since I was young. I started scrapbooking back in the 1980’s before I knew scrapbooking was a real thing. In 2001, I became addicted after wondering into my first scrapbook store. I have never looked back. In 2012, I became a Close to My Heart Consultant so that I could share my love of crafting with others. I started hosting regular workshops in my home. In 2014, I became a member of the Design Team for Color My Heart and still serve on. I am looking forward to joining Heart 2 Heart so that I can challenge myself and inspire others.

Danielle Wagner is another great addition to our H2H family.  She shares: Hello my name is Danielle. I live in Ohio, where we have three seasons, winter, spring and construction! My husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage this past summer, but it took him over 10 years for me to say yes to a date! He has one amazing son who has just become a teenager, together we have three beautiful children that range from 6 to 1.
In high school, my aunt purchased a big box store scrapbooking kit as Christmas gift. Since then I have created over 50 albums for family, friends, and my children. In 2004, my parents saw a CTMH idea book at an Art show and picked it up for me. I held on to that book for 1- years, C.A.S.E. the layouts and cards over and over. Ten years- and many supplies later= I decided to become a consultant. The last 5 years have been so much fun, and I have learned so much. I cannot wait to share my artwork and more with you!

Please join me in welcome our new team members!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

December H2H Winners

It's time to announce our December winners!  While we didn't have any Perfect Attendance this month, we had some beautiful projects submitted.

Our December Darlings are...

Season's Greetings

Cheryl E.


Wish Upon a Star


Congratulations to our Heart2Heart Darlings!  Our December Sweetheart is...

Congrats!  Be sure to join any or all of our January challenges!

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Important Things

As we kick off 2019, Heart2Heart challenges would like for you to remember the Important Things- and then share them with us!  You do NOT have to use the recent Close To My Heart "Important Things" bundle, although you certainly could.  Some people pick a particular word to focus on this year as their important thing.  For others, it's family or home.  However you interpret it, you have the entire month of January to join us and show off your most important things.  (Just remember to use some CTMH product in your creation to join us.)  We are also welcoming our new design team members to the H2H family!  Please be sure to welcome them in the comments.
Our DT contributions:
Alyson Mayo

Cat Nowak
Amy Pitts

Lauren Moore
Danielle Wagner

Katy Taylor

Brandi Robinson

Now it's your turn!  What are your Most Important Things?  

Monday, December 24, 2018

Wish Upon a Star...

Welcome to the LAST H2H Challenge of 2018 (how can that be!!!).

This week's challenge is WISH UPON A STAR and you have until December 31st to link up your project featuring CTMH Product for a chance to be highlighted on our blog!

Let's check out what our Design Team this week...

Monday, December 17, 2018

Season's Greetings!

All of us here at Heart 2 Heart would like to wish you and yours happy holidays!  This week's challenge, Season's Greetings, should be an easy one to meet.  We would love for everyone who pops in to join us for this festive challenge, no matter what you might be celebrating this season.

Here is our Design Team's Season's Greetings:





You have until the end of the month to join any of our December challenges, and we would especially love to see your Season's Greetings projects!  Thank you for sharing with us here at H2H!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

November Winners - Addits, Darlings and Sweetheart

We loved seeing all of your amazing November creations!
Thanks for sharing with us and being part of our challenges. 
We love how YOU inspire us!

PERFECT ATTENDANCE BADGE:  This month we had one  participant awarded  the H2H Perfect Attendance Award for participating in each challenge of the month. 

Become a December Addict... Don't forget you can go back to any theme in the current month and still enter a project up to the last day to earn this badge. New H2H themes are announced every Monday and can usually be combined with other challenges.  Please invite and encourage your friends to participate.  We love seeing what you create! 

(See current challenges at bottom.)

Let's see how many of you will become a future 
Perfect Attendance Addict for December! 


Inspired By Nature  

Spotlight On   

Thankful Heart 

Color Challenge  

We are very excited to see some new names
and some "old" friends in the Top 10!!!!!
Darlings...be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!

OUR NOVEMBER SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...
Jody Gustafson 

Congratulations, Jody!!

December - Addicts, Darlings and Sweethearts 
will be announced by the 15th of the next month.

Our current December challenges still open are...

and more to come each Monday! 

Remember, if you aspire to seeing your name in our Winners post, then you have to play!  (Honestly, we wish that we could feature more of your work!  Scroll through our InLinkz and leave your fellow H2H players a little love from time to time.)  
Happy crafting from all of the H2H team!