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, March 27, 2017

Tea Time

Hello! It's Alyson here from Create with Alyson and it's Tea Time this week at Heart 2 Heart. Have you ever wanted to just relax with a friend and have a hot cup of tea? It is often the perfect touch to a long, hard day or just to share with friends or family. How about sitting by the fire with a cup of tea, or perhaps just watching TV with the cat or dog cuddled up beside you. A cup of tea often seems to make everything just a little bit better, doesn't it? 

Well, here at Heart 2 Heart, we want you to share your cup of tea with us! Of course you don't have to use the Close To My Heart March stamp of the month, Tea-rrific, to participate in this final March challenge.  It is a great choice, however!

Here is what the design team wishes to share with you. 

















Be sure your project contains at least some Close To My Heart products. If it isn't obvious, list the products in your description. 
You have until the end of March to enter this or any of the March challenges. Make sure you mention Heart 2 Heart in your post. 

Happy Creating! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Background (random) Stamping

Hello and welcome to Monday where we at the Heart 2 Heart design team have another fun challenge for you. This week the challenge is to use a background that you have stamped, this can also be known as random stamping. There are no other requirements other than at least one part of your card needs to have a Close to my Heart product on it. So lets get our fingers all inked up (I mean stamps!) and start creating some awesome backgrounds for some great projects.

To help get you inspired, here is what our wonderful design team has come up with.

Angela White

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Jennifer Kelly

Melissa Robinson

Suzanne Reynolds

We are so looking forward to seeing what projects you will create with your own unique background. Please link up below. (link will be added shortly)

Thanks for playing along....the Heart 2 Heart (H2H) challenge team!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FEBRUARY - Addicts, Darlings and Sweethearts

We loved seeing all of your amazing creations 
Thanks for sharing with us and being part of our challenges




We usually begin with our H2H Perfect Attendance recipients but unfortunately again in February we did not have any. Remember you can go back to any theme in March and still enter a project up to the last day of the month and earn this badge. New H2H Themes announced every Monday and can usually be combined with other challenges...let's see how many of you will become an Addict. 

Missed the 1st March Challenge, click HERE.
2nd Challenge, click HERE


OUR FEBRUARY DARLINGS ARE...

FALLING FOR YOU 






HELLO LOVELY 




TUXEDO - BLACK & WHITE




CRAZY FOR COMPLEMENTS 


MIX & MATCH / THIS & THAT


Congratulations! 
Darlings...be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!


OUR FEBRUARY SWEETHEART is the talented...

Vickie O'Dell

March - Addicts, Darlings and Sweethearts 
will be announced on the 15th


If you missed the 1st March challenge, click HERE
still time to create, submit and earn 
the Perfect Attendance "Addict" Award



Monday, March 13, 2017

It is tool time!

Hello, Crafty Friends!  It's TOOL TIME at Heart 2 Heart this week!

This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I am happy to announce the challenge this week--use TOOLS to create your projects.  Think embossing folders, Thin Cuts, or any of the other wonderful Close To My Heart tools that make crafting so much fun! 

Check out the design team projects below--aren't they awesome?  Do they give you some ideas to try on your own projects?

Now it's time to get out your own crafting toolbox and get to work!  Be sure to share your creations with us so everyone can be inspired.  We LOVE it when you share! 

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You have until the end of March to link up your projects.  We can't wait to see what you create!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Time to Dream "Dreamin' Big"


 Thank You to all the inspirational crafters who joined us last month!

Please join us for the our new challenges in March.


This is Sue Reynolds from Iluvscrapping2, honored to host the Emerald Team for the first theme challenge of March "Time to Dream".   One of CTMH Paper Packs is Dreamin' Big with great choices of design papers.  If you can dream it...you can do it.  Follow your dreams, Think and Dream Big, and what about that Dream Bucket List.   You do NOT have to use the Dreamin' Big collection for this challenge, but of course you certainly may.

Check out the Design Team's inspirations for this week's challenge.  







We hope our Design Team projects have given you inspiration to create.  We look forward to your participation...you have until the end of the March to link up.  Now it's your "Time to Dream" and create and share your interpretation of this week's theme.  

JANUARY WINNERS:  Please go to the next Post because we have named the January Winners...sorry for the delay but you don't want to miss it.  We will have the February Winners on the 15th of this month...so please check back.  


Sunday, March 5, 2017

January Winners!

Wow, where has the time gone…already into March and wishing you all a belated Valentine’s Day. And now we are coming up to St. Patrick's Day, and 2017 is off to a great start!  We have loved seeing all of your amazing creations!!! Thanks for sharing with us and being part of our challenges!  



As always, we usually begin with our H2H Perfect Attendance recipients but in January unfortunately we did not have one. Let’s make a deal…our goal will be to have the winners announced by the 15th of each month, and your goal is to help us with Perfect Attendance monthly for the rest of 2017.  Got a deal? 



Our January Darlings are... 

SILVER AND GOLD 







SEASON OF WHITE 




COLD DAYS, WARM HEARTS 




ROUND AND ROUND 




Congratulations! 
Be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!



Our January Sweetheart is the talented Shalana Glass!


Winners for February will be announced 
on the 15th...I made a deal.

Are you Ready to Make a Deal?
Join us at least once this month!

2016 Addicts, please come back
and
there's always room for New Addicts.

We can't wait to see what 2017 brings!
Thanks for joining us!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Mix & Match This & That!

Hello everyone!! This is Jen from Jen's Messy Studio.  I want to welcome you all back to Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog for another week of challenge!  Today's challenge is our final February challenge, but since February ends tomorrow, we've extended the deadline for this challenge only until Saturday to give you time to play.

The challenge is Mix & Match That & This! You can use any papers from different collections! Mix them all up!!

The Design Team have been busy with creating their artworks using this challenge!  We would love for you to join the fun!  There will be details on the bottom of this post where you can participate!













I hope our design team has given you some inspiration on mixing your paper collections!   Please link up with your creations and we would LOVE to see them!!   This challenge will run until midnight on March 4th.