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.
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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, January 31, 2011

New Month, New Week, New Challenge!

EDIT: Please review the linking directions at the bottom of today's post. Thank you!
EDIT again - Sandra's prize is now posted below. Remember, you have all month to play along with these challenges!

Lots of new things going on this week including new prize sponsors, a new Guest DT and a new challenge! Woohoo! But first we have a couple of good-byes to send out -

To our January prize sponsors, Haley and Susan, THANK YOU for getting our year off to a great start! I do have the prize winners drawn and they are........drumroll..........for Haley's prize it is #44 from the color challenge week: THEDA MYER! and from this past week (animals/birds) is our second winner of Susan's prize: #26 JESS WATSON! Congratulations ladies! Please email me your mailing information so I can forward it on to our fabulous sponsors.

And as we start a new month, we have 2 new sponsors - they are Shirley Ross and Sandra Strickler - welcome gals! Shirley is offering a great prize package that you can see below:

It includes: 1 - Level 2 Paper Packet - Vintage Travel

1 - 9x9 My Creation Accordion Album
1 - Embroidery Floss - Green
1 - craft jar of brads - large and small
2 - D size stamp sets -Connections D1330 and Say It in Style D1283
1 - Dimensional Elements
1 - altered composition book (Olivia papers)

Awesome Shirley! You can stop and visit Shirley at her blog Mom 'n Me Scrap or at her website: http://shirleyross.myctmh.com/ Thanks Shirley!

Sandra has a great prize to offer too - take a look:

Be sure to stop by and visit Sandra at her blog: Stampin' and Scrappin' - and leave her a little hello while you're there!

Ok so on to our challenge for the week. One more goodbye, however - to our very talented Guest DT Vicki Vizniuk! Vicki took time out of her busy schedule (getting her new home in ship-shape!) and joined us for two challenges - today is her second and final contribution. But I am sure we will see Vicki around playing with our challenges just as soon as all her painting and moving is complete!  A new Guest DT will be introduced later in the week when we announce the Top Ten picks for January!!

Our challenge this week is a sketch - here it is:

And here is all the fabulous eye candy the DT - and Guest DT created based on this sketch - first up, Vicki:

Love how she rotated the sketch and that skirt - {swoon!}

Aren't they incredible? A lot of pink on the DTs' minds this week :) Now we want to see what you can create with this sketch. Just a reminder: You MUST link to the specific blog page that your artwork is on, not to your blog as a whole! To do this, after you publish your post, click the title of your blog post. This will take you to a page that has only one post on it! If you link to your entire blog, we cannot always locate the artwork you meant for the challenge and it makes picking our top ten very difficult so please be sure to leave the correct link. ALSO, be sure to leave your link on the correct challenge. That way, we have all the entries for each challenge together in one spot. Thank you!

Ok - time to get creative!


Parchey Family said...

Thanks for a great sketch this week.

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Good inspiration to get my 2nd February Stamp of the Month sample made. Thanks.

Stamp n Fun with Debi said...

I love this sketch. I need to make some birthday cards and this worked out perfect.

Anonymous said...

Love the sketch. The design teams' cards are very nice. Keep up the good work. I am so inspired by this blog.

Valerie said...

WOW! what beautiful cards and WONDERFUL inspiration to my eyes!!!

I just came across this wonderful challenge blog...I'm a CTMH consultant and would love to join your challenges!

How long do we have? I'm sure there is a date somewhere but must have missed it!

Bernie Bolton said...

I love this sketch! So different!! We're getting snowed in again, so I just had to do a winter theme. The DT cards are beautiful -- thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Gina Brandstetter said...

I love Vicki's sketch! Everyone's artwork is just beautiful!

Carol Labuski said...

Thanks for the sketch! And as always, everyone's artwork is fabulous!

Sheri said...

Another great sketch - I was inspired twice.

Deanne J said...

Great sketch, I had fun making this card

Jody Gustafson said...

Ladies, Your artwork is beautiful and so inspirational. Thanks for the sketch. It's always a challenge for me. I like to use Wishes and Originals because the measurements are there for easy creating.

Carla said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration!!!!

Amber Hall said...

This blog is fantastic and it is so fun to see all of the ideas that come out of one little sketch. You ladies all rock! Thanks for letting me participate. ~Amber

V Colbourne said...

Great sketch. I used it for a card but I can't enter it because I have no CTMH products. But nonetheless, thanks for the inspiration :)

Unknown said...

This was a fun sketch - thank you for coming up with it. I had a lot of fun and felt inspired to try something new. The samples by the team are wonderful and I just may go make a few more now that I have the sketch and have seen some additional work.

This was my first time and I am looking forward to participating again.

Melissa said...

Love the sketch challenge! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Mandy LaCroix said...

This was my first try and I really enjoyed it! Love the sketch and everyone's artwork!

Lela said...

Fun Sketch! I'm sure I'll use this again

Melanie said...

Well i'm afraid I may be a late entry :( But i'm afraid this week didn't leave me a lot of spare time.

Lori said...

Fun sketch! Can't wait to find time to make even more with this sketch.

B said...

Loved working with this sketch. Mine is finally up.

Rachel P said...

Sketch challenge posted! I'm a little behind, but I like that we have the whole month to do it. Gives me a little breathing room! :)

Dena J said...

I LOVE sketch challenges. My card uses some retired CTMH papers, but it feels good to use up some of my favorite oldies.

Sheila H said...

My first sketch challenge! I had fun.