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, May 30, 2016

Wrapping Up May

It is time for our final May challenge here at Heart 2 Heart!  (The holiday weekend for us Americans has made this post come a little later than usual.)  Because we're almost at the end of the month, this final May challenge has been extended until Saturday June 4.  All of the earlier May challenges close tomorrow.

Now what IS today's challenge?  Our key word this week is vintage.  We can't wait to see how you interpret these theme.  Here's what our Design Team has to share with you.
Jenifer
Laurie
Angela

Lauren
Brandi
So whether your vintage project is truly antique or just made in an "old fashioned" style, we can't wait to see what you make.  Link up by Saturday, 6/4!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fun Folds with Heart2Heart!

Welcome to our Fun Folds challenge this week at Heart2Heart! Today our Design Team has taken out all the stops to showcase 3-D cards and fun fold techniques to inspire your creativity!  Whether you are using a pop up card from one of our CTMH cartridges (Artfully Sent is still one of my favorites) or using a YouTube video to try something new, this week we challenge you to go beyond the ordinary and have some FUN!

Check out the awesome creations our Design Team made this week:







Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking


We hope you'll have lots of fun creating with a tried-and-true or brand-new-to-you fold this week!  Remember, to enter you simply need to use some Close to my Heart product on your finished project!  This challenge will stay open until the end of the month to give you a little crafting wiggle room.

To submit your entry, add your thumbnail on the Linky below!  You have until the end of the month to link up to any of the May challenges.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Heart 2 Heart Transportation Challenge


Welcome to a new week of challenges at Heart 2 Heart!  This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations to host this week's challenge--Transportation.  Think planes, trains and automobiles plus boats, trucks, helicopters, hot air balloons and more!  Check out the artwork from the H2H design team for a little inspiration.  We always LOVE to see your artwork too, so please link it up below for everyone to enjoy! 






Lauren


Jenifer

Are you ready to get moving?  If so, link up your project below!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Baby Love

It's time for a little baby love!  It's all about the baby in each of us - or is it? It might be about the baby that someone else is having... or that someone has already had... or maybe about YOU as a baby. Perhaps putting a reverse spin on things, to have a baby, then there also has be a mom - therefore, this ties in to the very recent Mother's Day. There are all sorts of possibilities with "Baby Love," as you can see.

Check out our Design Team's creations below. They chose various options with this challenge.












Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking
Show us how you interpret Baby Love. You have the entire month to enter this or any of the May challenges. Make sure to use at least some Close To My Heart products in your project. We look forward to seeing what you create! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Welcome Our New DT Members!

The Heart 2 Heart Challenges Design Team has grown!  We're excited to welcome two new members, and we hope they'll inspire you during their term.
Hi - My name is Jennifer Kelly.  I have just celebrated my 8th anniversary with Close to My Heart.  I started scrapbooking after being invited to a stamp club.  I had no idea what I was doing back then but fell in love with this "hobby".  My husband, Ed, and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this July.  I have two grown sons, Matthew (Jenna) and David (Amanda) and I am loving being a recent retiree.  

I love all things crafty, and spend as much time as I can in my scrap closet.    It is important to be able to us  to make and continue traditions and preserve those memories on paper, which is where my blog name, Paper Traditions, came from.    My style tends to lean to the clean and simple side, but will step outside the box for some great techniques.  

I'm thrilled to be a design team member for Heart 2 Heart Challenges and look forward to sharing my artwork in the challenges.  

Shirley Ross is no stranger to H2H.  We're pleased to have her back on the DT again.  She writes:

Who knew I would love playing with stamps and ink and paper. And yet that is my passion. Watching a new project come to life from what is conceived in the imagination to an actual creative project makes my heart sing. And Close To My Heart is where I learned to unleash my creative side. And where I continue to learn and grow and thrive. Over my ten years with Close To My Heart as an independent consultant and businesswoman, I have earned a cruise to the Mediterranean, grown an award winning team of FUN fellow heARTists, and continued to let my creative side soar. Teaching and guiding my fellow heARTists is why I do what I do. Who knew I would love playing with stamps and ink and paper.

Please help us welcome our new members.  You will see them in action this coming week!

Monday, May 2, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to a new month at Heart2Heart Challenge!  This week's challenge is very special because it's all about "National Scrapbooking Month".  During the month of May, crafters all over celebrate this special month.  You also have the entire month to join each and all of our May challenges.

There are many ways to create scrapbooks: we have traditional albums, pocket pages and digital albums to name a few.  Scrapbooking is a way of preserving and sharing not only our memories but our families' recipes and traditions as well.  Here at Heart2Heart, we invite you to share your way of scrapbooking and celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.

Check out these wonderful projects our design team members created for this week's challenge.









Thanks for stopping by and checking out our creations, we hope that you find these projects inspiring and join this weeks Heart2Heart Challenge by sharing your own work.



Monday, April 25, 2016

Regatta

Regatta has an obvious nautical theme, but also has the potential to be quite versatile, giving us an opportunity to step outside of the box.  The Regatta collection and colors are the focus of this week's challenge.  We encourage you to take out the Regatta product line and share your creations.  Did you that not only is this the last week for our April challenges but also that it is the last week to purchase Regatta and the other great products in the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog?

In an attempt to inspire you and encourage your participation in this week's challenge, here is some artwork from our Design Team.






Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Link up to our Regatta Challenge and share your artwork, using Close To My Heart products, of course!  We look forward to seeing your creativity.