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!) See the above calendar for specific challenge closing dates.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let's get this party started!

Welcome back to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges! We are all so excited to get back into the swing of things and I have such a talented team to inspire your creative spirit! And a lot of info to share with you so let's get to it!

First, our challenges are still the same format. The only difference you will find is that instead of a weekly top five, we will now have a monthly Top Ten. And 2 monthly prize sponsors, which you will see through out the month on our sidebar. <------- over there. So the more you play during the month, the more chances you have to win a prize or grab a spot in the Top Ten. And one Top Ten winner will be become a Guest DT member for a future month. So lots of changes but lots of things that are staying the same.

For instance, we will continue to bring you awesome artwork and we encourage you to tell your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers about our blog and get them to play along too!

To start off our new year, our prize sponsors for the month of January are HALEY DYER and SUSAN WINTER. Here is a little about the prizes these ladies are offering:

Susan will be giving one lucky player a $25.00 gift certificate to be used on any products in the current Close To My Heart Idea Book! You can stop by and say hello to Susan at her blog: Winter Heart Paper Arts. Thank you Susan!

Haley has a great prize package in store for one random winner - take a look at all the goodies:


I'll share the contents of this package of fun in a couple of weeks when Haley joins the DT for one of our challenges! Be sure to stop by and visit Haley at her blog: The Inky Scrapper. Thanks for sponsoring, Haley!

We are still in need of sponsors for February - if you are interested, contact me at mbryt1@bex.net.

Ok, on to the challenge - cause that's why you're here, right?

We are starting off the year with a color challenge:


You can also add a little Sorbet to this pallette, if you wish. If you don't have these exact colors, then choose colors that are close to these, ok? We don't want to leave anyone out!

Now on to our inspiration. First up, our Guest DT for the month, Ms. Vicki Wizniuk:

Beautiful as always, Vicki!

And now for the H2H Design Team!









Is that a lot of eye-candy or what? You have to be inspired after that awesome gallery of artwork so we want to see what you create with these colors!  You can play along with this challenge all month, until Saturday, Jan. 29th at 10:00 pm to be eligible for the prizes and a place in our Top Ten. Post your artwork on your blog or in another public online gallery and then link your artwork to our site below in Mister Linky.
Are you ready? Let the creating begin!!

33 comments:

FLEUR de Lo said...

I'm LOVING the new set-up! I may actually find time to play along this way. Thanks!

Corina said...

Woo-Hoo!!!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Off to a great 2011!
Gotta get my thoughts together and post soon!
How FUNN!

Romaine said...

You ladies did such an amazing job! I am grasping desperately for ideas, lol!

stampmom said...

Fabulous color challenge...it'll be fun to play along multiple times :)

Katy said...

Way to ROCK this challenge, Ladies!!! I've been watching you guys (H2H) but have had NO TIME AT ALL to create lately...thanks for the pinch in the butt to start!

Gina Brandstetter said...

The Design Team did an awesome job! Thanks for inspiring me! I'm happy to play along!

Haley D. said...

It's nice to "think spring" in the middle of winter!

Nicole said...

I had fun creating my card- Thakns for great challenge!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I LOVE the idea of a color challenge! I probably would not have put these 3 colors together but I do like the many samples posted. Thanks for providing the opportunity to create and share our artwork. I look forward to participating in many more!

Queen Bee said...

Really like the new time line for challenges! I just posted a simple card. I may try to post a 2nd project before time is up.

Jody Gustafson said...

Love the New Year Look and the new design team.

Laurie said...

Love your new design. I'm excited to get the year off and running with H2H Challenges.

Melanie said...

Really enjoyed this colour challenge. Can't wait to see what will be next.

Tonya W said...

This was so fun! This was the first time I mixed colors together that weren't in a kit - thanks for the inspiration!!!

Twyla Norris said...

These colors were a lot of fun to work with. Thanks for the challenge.

Sarah Scrapper said...

Happy New Year! What a fun color challenge!

Terry Metzger said...

This was fun and the other ladies artwork is amazing!!!!

Shari said...

So excited to get back to work and love all the DT's artwork!

Carol Labuski said...

Let me just say how awesome everyone's creations are! I need to get back here more often to see the beautiful artwork and be inspired! Anyway, my card is nowhere near as gorgeous as all yours but thought I'd share it just the same!

Heather Martin said...

Had fun participating in my first color challenge! All of your cards are lovely! :o)

Michele said...

Happy New Year ♥2♥! I missed you!
Happy to play along, as always, thank you for the inspiring, and amazing creations shared! All the Best in 2011!

Karen said...

My first time participating so I hope that it works out ok. Lots of fun!!

Now off to see what everyone else did.

Ann said...

Nice to see this challenge back!

Sonya said...

My first time to participate! Looking forward to playing along with all you talented crafters!

Kelly Triggs said...

Still squeakin' them in at the last minute! ;) Looking forward to continuting to play along!

Nicole said...

Love this color combo!!! Thanks for a great challenge!

Cindy said...

The colors are great together. Just added my contribution. Thanks for a great challenge!

Jenn Joncas said...

Oops!! I forgot to leave a comment!! Thanks for the great challenge!! It got me back in the groove (:

Arlene B. said...

Left a link to my card, you can find the details on my blog at arlenescreativespace.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

I love color challenges, even when I don't have the correct colors. It is especially nice to have all the challenges open for the entire month. Thank you!

Paper doll said...

FUN,FUN,FUN!!!

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