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, December 10, 2018

Shake It Up

Shake It Up can be a shaker card, a tag, an ornament, planner embellishment, etc. and are fun and can be great gifts for any occasion or sentiment.  You don't have to do a shaker card, but you do have to use at least one of the CTMH products.  Let's see how you will "Shake It Up".  

To get your creative juices flowing 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 December challenges. We can't wait to see your creations!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Photo Inspiration

Welcome to the first December challenge at Heart 2 Heart!

We have a perfect photo to start off the month! It's simply gorgeous...

Use this photo to inspire your project! 
Maybe it's the subject.
Maybe it's the colors!  Suggested Close To My Heart colors are:
  • Charcoal
  • Heather or Toffee
  • Glacier
  • Lagoon
  • New England Ivy
Maybe it's something completely different. How you interpret this photo is what matters. 
It would help us if you provided some indication of what interpretation you chose in your post (colors, subject, etc.) 

Let's take a look at how the design team used this photo to develop their projects. 

With such a beautiful photo awaiting your attention, we can't wait to see what you create! 
Don't forget to use some Close To My Heart products in your project. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Design Team Call 2019

If you're interested in serving on our Design Team for January through April 2019, please read all about how to apply HERE.  Applications are due no later than November 30.  Thank you!  Scroll down for our current challenges...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Color Challenge: Sugarplum, Sapphire and Sage

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge where we are asking you to create artwork using a unique Close To My Heart color combination of Sugarplum (light pink/purple), Sapphire (blue), and Sage (green).

These are the colors shown above. You can also include any neutrals and then Link Up at the bottom of this post. Please be sure to include Close To My Heart products in your creation.

This color combination can be found on page of Close To My Hearts newest How-To book, "Love of Color". Contact your Consultant for more information as you will love this book of colorful and creative inspiration.

To get your creative juices flowing, here is some artwork share by some of our Design Team Members!

Haley Dyer 

Suzanne Reynolds 

We look forward to seeing how you combine these three colors together for a little twist this week.

Wishing you a week of creativity and blessings! 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Thankful Heart

Welcome to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog! Michelle here, again, to share with you another challenge!

With Thursday being Thanksgiving in the US, this week we are all about our Thankful Hearts.
Some people have been doing the 30 day of thanks, others just sending out cards to friends and family, and some others have just been thankful they have their lives. The fires in California have been devastating. I am thankful that I know so many people who are able and willing to donate items to the people and the pets that are needing help.

So, please send up a positive thought to those in need, whether it be California, New York, the next county, or even around the corner.

So, that all being said, should we turn our eyes to our design team's thoughts on Thankful Hearts? Let's take a look!
Brandi has this beautiful 2 page layout for us.

Alyson has this beautiful butterfly card with so much glitter!

Laurie has this fun fall colored card for us.

Sue has a different butterfly card, not sparkly, but still beautiful!

And last, but not least I have this fun, fast card, which also has a butterfly on it!

I hope you have enjoyed the fun artwork that we have shared with you today! We would love for you to play along! Create artwork with "Thankful Heart" in mind, and once you have it shared online, share with us in the link up below!
Before you go, though, have you seen that Heart 2 Heart is having a design team call? If you LOVE Close to my Heart, and love creating artwork with CTMH products, maybe apply to be a part of the team! Check out the information that was posted HERE.

Thanks for playing along! We can't wait to see what you create and share with us!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Spotlight On...

Welcome back to H2H!  Is anyone else's year flying by?!?  We appreciate everyone who takes time out of their busy schedule to visit us.  We hope that we are inspiring you to create and share.

This week's challenge is a fabulous technique challenge but is really open to interpretation.  You do NOT have to use the spotlight technique to participate in this challenge.  As always, our challenges are open until the end of the month they are issued, so share your work with us!  Also, remember to use something from Close To My Heart on your project.  Our spotlight will be on YOU!
Our design team has some beautiful inspiration for you!




If you were stumped at first, I hope that you're inspired to create now!  We'd like to shine our spotlight on you, so be sure to come back by the 30th to link up your submission!  Thank you!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

October Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

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

Become a November 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 November! 


Inspirational/Color Challenge 

Holiday Expressions 2  

Layout Sketch 

Glitter Glam 

Pumpkin Spice 

Jody Gustafson 

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 OCTOBER SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...

Debi Gardner

Congratulations, Debi!!

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

Our current October challenges still open are...
Inspired By Nature 
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