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, 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!

Friday, August 1, 2014

August's "Inspired by..." Series & Scrapbooking Challenge

For the month of August, we here at Heart to Heart will inspire you with our "inspired by..." series.  Of course we are all being inspired by the release of the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book!
Before I unveil our August Inspired by... scrapbook challenge, I'd like to introduce our guest designer, Gail Gross.
Hello!  My name is Gail Gross and I’m so excited to be a guest design team member this month.  Challenges have become a source of inspiration to stretch my creativity.  Heart 2 Heart is special because it is a CTMH community.  I’ve been a consultant since 2011, and my upline is the consultant who did the gatherings back when I was introduced to stamping over 16 years ago!  Then it was a social outlet for my group of homeschooling moms.  Now, it’s a passion.  My husband of 28 years is a huge support in all that I undertake, and even though my two boys out of the house, they still give feedback on my projects.   My biggest challenge is keeping the dog from eating my projects – she has an affinity for paper.  I just returned from the CTMH Convention and am looking forward to working with the great new products for the challenges this month.   It will be fun to see what you come up with as well, so please, join in!

Thanks for joining us this month, Gail!

Our August scrapbooking theme is Inspired by... nature!  We can't wait to see how you interpret this theme.  There's just one more thing: you need to also incorporate some distressing on your layout.  How you accomplish this is up to you, so be sure to share your technique.

Now, are you ready to be inspired?
Guest Designer Gail

Lauren

Allie
You will have until the end of the month to participate in this month's Inspired by Nature scrapbook challenge.  We can't wait to see how you interpret this!  Don't forget that this challenge must use some CTMH product and be some type of photo art/scrapbooking project.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Picture My Crush?

Hello Crafters!  We're so glad you're here!

This week we are challenging you to use Close to My Heart's exclusive Picture My Life program or our My Crush program in their projects - thus our title "Picture My Crush?".  Now if you don't have our actual collections, there is no reason you can't use Close to My Heart products to create your own Picture My Life or My Crush products. Keep reading below to be inspired!!

First, let me show you our Guest Designer Gina Brandstetter's project:


Isn't this album adorable?  You can check out Gina's blog for more details by clicking here.  What a great idea!

Next up - our design's teams creations for your inspiration:

Jen Patrick

Adeline Brill

Lauren Moore

Lucy Kelleher
Haley Dyer

Well -- were you inspired?  Now it's your turn -- link up your own Picture My Life or My Crush projects using Close to My Heart products.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

You have until August 2 to link up for this one (all of our other July challenges end Thursday) - so link up your projects below!  We can't wait to crush on your project.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Like it Hot...

Some like it HOT...and so does H2H!!!

This week we want you to show us how you like it HOT!!!  I hope our Design Team members will spark your creativity with our different views on the subject.  You have until the end of the month to play along with any and all of our July challenges, so show us some heat.

Let's start with out Guest Design Team Member, Gina B...

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And here is what the rest of the DT has to share...






We hope you got a little inspiration from our projects...can't wait to see what you have to share.  

Don't forget...you have 'till the end of July to link up using the linky tool below!  You must follow the rules you see {{{here}}}.