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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 2, 2010

Tag! You're it!

Welcome to August and a new "season" of challenges here at H2H! I have a lot to share with you today so let's get to it!

A great bit Thank You to everyone who played along with last week's challenge - we loved checking out your take on our unique color trio. Fabulous work! This week's challenge is sponsored by consultant Lori Miller who has a great prize for some lucky participant:

The prize will include everything to make the 9 x 9 Life Delights Memory Showcase. It includes the Memory Showcase, 9 x 9 papers, 9 x 9 preprinted pages, Stickease, and an embellishment kit (flowers, buttons, pearls, ribbon). How cool is that?  You can visit Lori's blog at Clearly From the Heart and here website here.

Be sure to drop by and leave her some love for sponsoring such a great prize package!

I am also excited to introduce you to our Guest Design Team member for August - Amy Moore!

Let's get to know Amy:

"I came to know Close To My Heart as many girls do. I was invited to a home gathering and enjoyed the project so much that I decided to host my own home gathering. I eventually joined a monthly club and a couple years later became a consultant myself. I love the creative process, teaching others, and meeting amazing women who share my passion.

When I’m not crafting, I enjoy married life to my husband of 16 years and our 2 wonderful children. I have been fortunate to stay home with them while working part time as a Classroom Aide. I also enjoy volunteering at my children’s schools and in our church.

My “Perfect Day” would be an early morning mountain bike ride, laughing & playing games with family and friends, riding coasters at an amusement park, shopping, creating something fabulous in my craft room, eating a tasty dinner prepared by my hubby, watching a movie at home while eating a decadent dessert, and a hot bubble bath just before heading to bed!

I’m so excited to be a Guest on H2H, I hope my artwork will inspire you."

We are excited to have Amy joining us so watch for her guest posts during this month. You can also visit her blog at Amy's Art from the Heart and tell her Congrats while you're there!!

OK and now we are on to this week's challenge! Did you guess from the post title that it's all about Tags? This week we are challenging you to create a wonderful piece of artwork that includes a tag. Your entry can be a tag or have a tag included on it - however you want to interpret the theme of TAG. Take a look at what our brand new Design Team created and you are sure to be inspired!!

Absolutely gorgeous work, ladies!! It's goin to be fun working with you this round!

So now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you create. Just be sure to post a link to your artwork no later than 10 pm EST on Sunday to be eligible for Lori's prize goodies! Have a great week!


Shari said...

I LOVE tags! Great way to use up scraps, attach to gifts, anything!

Jayma Malme said...

The new team's artwork is awesome!!! Congrats again ladies!

Michele said...

I agree! The team's work is amazing, as usual! Thanks for the inspiration. I was thrilled to find time today to join in and play too! Definitely not fancy and gorgeous like the design's team but super fun to make ~ sweet & simple is my motto these days! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

Sarah Scrapper said...

Love the new DT's artwork!! This is my first time participating in the challenge, so much fun!

levelsoflight said...

All of the new artwork looks fabulous! Also, I love seeing everyone's interpretation of the word 'tag'!

Welcome to the fun, Sarah! =)

Queen Bee said...

Fabulous work new team! I have posted my entry.

Angela said...

The new DT has shared some wonderful work with us! Beautiful ladies!

Debbie said...

All the projects are wonderful. This was a fun one.

stampmom said...

Having major computer trouble, so hope this is an adequate picture. Using our emergency, back-up old cpu...ugh!

Helen Onulak said...

Totally AWESOME! Great work! I took the tag idea and came up with a great home decor item for the holidays.

The Paper Princess said...

I love CTMH and have been following this blog since it started. I have wanted to play along each week but usually something gets in the way. Finally, our schedules meshed and I am submitting my first creation. Enjoy - I look forward to playing again in the future!


Annette said...

I am new to this Challenge and love it! The design team is awesome and I'm looking forward to more inspiration. Time to go check out everyone's artwork now. Thank you for hosting this blog!

Drarra said...

Tags are one of my favorite things to make. I had so much fun with this challenge, and I'm planning to sit down tonight to make a second "response" to it.

Kate said...

Very fun challenge! Thanks for all the hard work everyone!

Karen Hasheck said...

It was fun using my CTMH stamps and a tag to create this card. Thanks for a great challenge and great samples from the DT.

Katy said...

It was fun playing along!!! You girls did a GOOD JOB!!!

Bobie said...

Loved the Design Team's examples this week! I am not sure I can keep up but I am going to try!

Marty Barnett said...

Here's my contribution. Very simple I'm afraid, but easily duplicated. Thanks for the inspiration Design Team. You are awesome!