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, October 22, 2018

Glitter and Glam!


Hello, Crafty Friends--
This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations to introduce the challenge theme for this week here at Heart 2 Heart.  It's all about GLITTER and GLAM!  One of my favorite sayings is "When in doubt, add Glitter!" so this theme is right up my alley.  This challenge will give you the chance to really glam up your artwork with Glitter Paper, Shimmer Brushes, Tinsel Embossing Powder, Shimmer Trim and anything else that will add that special bit of bling!  Take a look at what the Design Team created--








Please share your artwork using the link below and don't forget about the other challenges that are still open for October--Color Challenge, Holiday Expressions and our Layout Challenge.





Monday, October 15, 2018

Let's play with a SKETCH...

HAPPY MONDAY, cyber friends!!!



This week we want to inspire you with a SKETCH...we hope you'll make it your own, as you can see our Design Team did FANTASTICALLY!!!

Here's a look at what they created...








Thanks for stopping by...here's the SKETCH we would like you to use when playing along! And, don't forget, you have until October 31st to enter your artwork (featuring CTMH products)...post the deep url to your post (not your blog) below.

Have a GREAT week!


Saturday, October 13, 2018

September Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

We loved seeing all of your amazing
September 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 two participants awarded  the H2H Perfect Attendance Award for participating in each challenge of the month. 


Become an October 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 October! 

OUR SEPTEMBER DARLINGS ARE...


Sweet Treats 




Ribbon 





Banner Day 




South of the Border 





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




OUR JULY SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...



Congratulations, Debi!!

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

Our current October challenges still open are...
Inspirational/Color Challenge 
And
Holiday Expressions 2 
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!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Holiday Expressions 2

Hello and a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our followers in Canada. We at Heart 2 Heart challenges are super excited that Close to My Heart has a new idea book out and we are having so much fun playing with their new products. 

For our challenge this week you are challenged to either use a product from the Holiday Expressions idea book, or copy a project in the idea book and make it your own. You can also feature the new colours from Close to my Heart which are Candy Apple, Peach, Ballerina, Liliac, Carolina, Bluebird, Mint, Sage, Clover, and Nectarine. If you are not sure what is new to CTMH or have an idea book to copy a project and make it your own, just click the link to see the new idea book online. 

To help inspire you, here is some of the projects that our design team have come up with using, copying or inspired by our Holiday Expressions Idea book. 


https://createwithalyson.blogspot.com/2018/10/heart-2-heart-holiday-expressions.html
Alyson Mayo









To play along, just click the link below to add your project to the challenge. You have until October 31st at 11:59 pm to join this challenges. Remember you must use at least one Close to my Heart product on your project. We can not wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!
The H2H Challenge Design Team





Monday, October 1, 2018

Inspirational Photo and Color Challenge


Winter is an etching
Spring a Watercolor
Summer an Oil Painting
And Autumn, a Mosaic of them All
Stanley Horowitz

Thank you so much for joining us and welcome to another fantastic Heart 2 Heart Challenge using this colorful Inspirational Photo. Don't look now...but Fall is here.  What do these colors bring to mind … colorful falling leaves, Halloween, candy corn, apple cider, pumpkins, bonfires, camping, etc. etc. etc. … reminisce and you decide.  Are you ready for our first October challenge?


Here are our DT's Inspirational Projects 











Now it's your turn to share your project and you have until the end of the month to link up with this or any of our October challenges. We can't wait to see your creations!





Monday, September 24, 2018

Sweet Treats

Welcome back to Heart 2 Heart for our last challenge in September!


Sweet Treats is this week's theme - and it just happens to be Close To My Heart's September Stamp of the Month. You certainly don't have to use this stamp set as there are other ways to interpret this theme such as tasty candy, warm cinnamon buns, etc. We leave that decision completely up to you!

Let's take a look at the sweet treats projects created by our design team.













This is the last week to link up with this or any of the other September challenges:

  • Ribbon
  • Banner Day
  • South of the Border
Be sure to use at least some Close To My Heart products in your projects - if it isn't obvious, please provide a list of the products that you used. 

We can't wait to see what you create! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ribbon

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, entitled "Ribbon"!

Ribbon is great for prettying up packages, little girl's hair...what about papercrafting projects?! We'd love to see ways you incorporate ribbon into your artwork by linking up to our challenge at the bottom of this post.

To participate, be sure to incorporate Close To My Heart product in your creation. (It is helpful to identify it if it is not completely obvious).

In order to get your creative mojo going, some of our Design Team Members have shared their artwork with you!





Haley Dyer
Be sure to join the creative fun and invite your friends to participate! We enjoy seeing your artwork!

Remember, you can participate in this Heart 2 Heart Challenge, and the others for September, through the end of this month!


Have an awesome week and don't forget...to Make It From Your Heart!