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 13, 2018

Heavy Metal Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to another challenge at Heart 2 Heart!  We are loving what you are sharing with us this month!  Thanks to everyone who reads the blog and especially those who step up to our challenges!  This week our challenge theme is HEAVY METAL.  Now this could be interpreted in many ways--metallic paper, metal embellishments, metallic embossing powder, gears and construction items or even heavy metal music!  Hopefully the Design Team projects should provide you some inspiration.  Please remember that you do need to use some Close To My Heart products on your artwork.

You have until August 31 to submit your HEAVY METAL artwork.  And don't forget about our other current August challenges--Duly Noted and Lovely Layers.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Lovely Layers with H2H...

Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend!

This week we are challenging you to show us your layers...whether that be layered paper, stamps, embellishments...the FUN thing about challenges is that YOU get to call the shots so show us what you got!

Let's take a look at what our Design Tembers have made to INSPIRE you...

We would LOVE for you to play along with us...simply create your "lovely layers" project using CTMH product and come back here and post your project below. You have until the end of the month to play along!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome Our New Design Team Members!

Please join us in welcoming two new talented artists to our H2H Design Team!

My name is Amy Pitts from DeKalb IL.  My husband Kenny and I are the modern day Brady Bunch: he had 2 sons and 1 daughter and I have 3 daughters so now we have 6 kids among us. Only my youngest lives with us as all the rest of them are adults. Our two oldest children both have families of their own so we also have 5 grandchildren. Lots of great memories to scrapbook and lots of reasons to send out cards on a regular basis!

I have been artsy my whole life but in 1995 I discovered scrapbooking and instantly fell in love and soon after stamping, making cards was instant gratification and who doesn't love getting happy mail? I never looked back and eventually spent most of my spare time making pretty things. I also enjoy making ABC items (anything but a card), home decor items, and decorating planners. Basically I just love pape rcrafts!!

My name is Michelle Johns, and I live in Vancouver, WA, with my fantastic husband of almost 25 years.  Together we have four kids ranging from 15 to 24.  I work outside of the home for a small company about 30 hours a week.

I have always loved to be crafty.  I remember painting salt ornaments each Christmas with my mom, drawing things for years, and wanting to scrapbook from the time I was in high school.  I knew I couldn't afford it then, or have the space for it, so I kept turning away from it.  After some time, I found that I could do my scrapbooking digitally, and I loved it!  I was able to use the same stuff over and over again, and it made me happy.  One day, one of my friends asked if I wanted to join a card making group that met monthly, and I said SURE!  It was a lot of fun, and I *almost* signed up to be a consultant for that company.  I was talking to another friend about it, and she asked if I had heard of CTMH before.  My reply was that I had no idea what those letters stood for, so .  . no.  She told me to look them up.  As soon as I saw that they were clear stamps, I was SOLD!  I didn't even have to use them to know that THAT was the company I wanted to sign up for!  That was more than 10 years ago, and I have been happily stamping with my CTMH products ever since!

You can find me online in these places:

Welcome, Amy and Michelle!  We're so glad to have you as part of our design team!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Duly Noted

Hello! This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges our theme is Duly Noted. What does that mean to you? for me it means, to do lists, notes and documentation. When you hear Duly Noted, what comes to mind for you?  (One of our DT members starts back to school this week even!) Show us by linking up your project below, we can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Because this final Monday in July is so close to the end of the month, we've opted to make this our first August challenge, so you have until August 31st to link up with us.  That means plenty of time to play along.  You also have until July 31 for any of our July challenges.  Join us by clicking on the linkup below and we join the fun. We are super excited to see what you come up with!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fresh Air Fun

Thank you so much for joining us and welcome to another fantastic Heart 2 Heart theme Challenge "Fresh Air Fun".  This is our last Challenge in July...where has the time gone. 

Join us to walk in the woods, hike a trail, canoe in a stream, sail a kite...we will be looking for birds, flowers, stars, fresh flowers and all of the wonders in our beautiful World.  

Now it's your turn to share any Close To My Heart project that you'd like!  (NOTE: You do NOT have to use the current Fresh Air collection for your project, but of course it's a great option.)  You have until the end of the month to link up with this or any of our July challenges. We can't wait to see your creations!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Christmas in July

Dashing through the snow 
On a one horse open sleigh,
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way!

Yes - it's Christmas in July here at Heart 2 Heart! We want to see your awesome Christmas projects, even though we are still just over 5 months from the big day. So dig out those holiday stamps, papers and embellishments to show us how you celebrate Christmas!

We have also paired up with another challenge called Double Trouble. To be eligible to enter their basic challenge you need to create something related to Christmas with a sentiment or journaling. Join both challenges and be on the Santa's Nice List.

Heart2Heart (for this theme only) has allowed you to enter this challenge and if you don't have a CTMH product don't worry about it...you are welcome to use any products.

We hope that you take advantage of BOTH challenges as they both will remain open until July 31st.

Now let's take a look at how our Design Team is celebrating Christmas in July.  

We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you just a little bit early and can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to link up your project and leave us a comment too!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

June Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

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

PERFECT ATTENDANCE BADGE:  This past month we have two participants awarded  the H2H Perfect Attendance. Congratulations and High 5 to:

July entrants...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 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 July! 


Unwind and Relax 
Let's Be Copycats

Father Knows Best

Banner Day 

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 JUNE SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...

Congratulations, Jody!!

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

Our current July challenges are...
Anything Goes 

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!