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, February 28, 2011

Ready for a new month???

Edited to add Lori's prize info below.

I am always excited to start a new month - but before we do, I want to send a BIG thank YOU to our February sponsors: Shirley Ross and Sandra Strickler. These ladies donated a couple of wonderful prize packages and I have winners to announce!!!  The first winner will be receiving Sandra's package and that person is.........#41 from Hearts week - Rachel P.!  And the winner of Shirley's goodies is........#3 Gina B from the Kissing week. Congrats ladies! Please contact me at mbryt1@bex.net so I can pass your mailing info along to the sponsors.

And now we have two new sponsors!! The first is Lori Brown who you can visit at her blog Saving My.... or her website here. Here is Lori's awesome prize package:


It includes the following - a Key To My Heart paper pack, Primaver rub-ons, Miracle Irresistibles, Around the Block stamp set, Egg Hunt stamp set, and a petite perks stamp set. Thanks Lori!!


 I also have a photo of the prize that our second sponsor, Angela Parchey, is offering - take a look:


The package includes an Art Board, Floral Tapestry Simply Snapshots, a package of Clear Shapes, the stamp set Splendid and two square clear cards and two scalloped circle clear cards (both with clear envelopes). Awesome! Thank you Angela! You can stop by and visit Angela at her blog Parchey Family. And you'll be seeing more from Angela in a few minutes as she is playing along with our challenge this week - yeah! Thanks ladies for sponsoring our little challenge blog!

Before we get to the challenge, I also want to thank our outgoing Guest DT, Aaron Brown and welcome our Guest DT for March - Mary Gunn!


Here's a little intro from Mary:
 
"I have always loved paper and making cute things. It is good clean FUNN (except my inky fingers and glittery face)!

So when I learned about Close To My Heart (then D.O.T.S.), I fell in love with stamping, inks and the paper!

Now in my 12th year as a Consultant, I truly, madly, deeply love sharing both simple ways to create cute things and cute things I have created. My motto is, “Making Ladies Happy and the World Cuter”.
I just want to share the “FUNN” with everyone who will listen and look.

Posting on Heart 2 Heart is remarkably easy and so rewarding because the comments left are uplifting and encouraging – they make my day!
It is just darn cool to be the Guest Designer in March! I'm delighted to be able to add some FUNN to such a great site. Thanks to Mary, the prize people and the design team for all you do! Let's have a FUNN March!"

Welcome Mary! You can stop by and see Mary at Mary Gunn FUNN and at her website here. Mary will be playing along with the DT for a couple of weeks in March so stay tuned!

Now on to our challenge. It's a color challenge and here are the colors:

Let's see what the team created to get you inspired, starting with sponsor Angela Parchey:

Such a sweet card and a great use of the colors! Thanks for playing with us Angela!








What a talented team! I am so excited to see what this group of gals produces week after week - amazing! But there are a lot of talented stampers out there!!! And YOU are one of them! So join us and play along with our color challenge this week. We're starting a new month, with new prizes and you can increase your chances to win by playing along each week. Don't forget to follow the rules (see the sidebar for details) and use CTMH products in your artwork.

Have a wonderful and creative week! I will be back later in the week with our Top Ten for February!

24 comments:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

This is not a natural color choice for me - love the stretch. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing all the creative minds at work.

Valerie said...

LOVING those colors together they are beautiful! Thanks for the challenge going to get on it!

Stamp n Fun with Debi said...

Great Challenge. I actually used my Hooligans paper and Party Animal stamp that I've been wanting to use. Thanks

Rachel P said...

Just posted...I guess I'm early this week! This color combo was interesting..not one I'd come up with on my own, so I like that! I love being challenged creatively, it's so good for me!

Patty said...

This was fun! I am not a purple person at all, even though I do love the new Gypsy color.

Jennifer Perkins said...

this is a new color combo for me, but I enjoyed it!

Jennifer

Mandy LaCroix said...
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Mandy LaCroix said...

Wasn't too sure about these colors together -- it was a stretch to think outside Halloween, but that was what is so fun about this process! Love this challenge site -- please feel appreciated. :)

Jody Gustafson said...

This was a real challenge. Everyone's work here is truly amazing. Thanks to all for sharing.

Bernie Bolton said...

What a pretty combination! Not something I'd think to put together. Just LOVE the DT creations!

Gina Brandstetter said...

This was fun! I love color challenges because it provides color choices that I wouldn't usually pick! Everyone's artwork is fabulous!

Queen Bee said...

I almost forgot to post this here! This was HARD! But thanks for the challenge

Ridehl said...

Thanks for making me use a color combination that I would not think to have used. LOVE IT!

Amy said...

It is amazing that you can take the same 3 colors and create such diverse projects. Much inspiration here!

Sheila Bennett said...

Love the color combo this week! It's been a while, but I finally created something for the H2H challenge. :) Unfortunately, my ink colors did not scan well.

Sheila H said...

I am enjoying these challenges very much!

Laurie said...

Definitely a challenge this week, but I finally came up with a card. A big "WOW" for the DT creations. They are fabulous.

Nicole said...

Love this color combo, thanks again for a great challenge!

Michelle said...

Not a fan of yellow but I LOVE it with Gypsy and Black! I couldn't wait to create something. Thanks for the inspiration to step out of my box a bit.

Ms Molly: said...

I love this challenge. It instantly reminded me of the colors of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.

Lela said...

Great cards by the DT for these colors! Fun choice

Carla said...

Thank you for the color challenge! Fun colors to work with! :)

Michele said...

I think I'm late. Please, someone set me straight and let me know if we have all month or just the week now. Thank you so much for another great challenge; I would have never in a million years used these colors together so I appreciate, as always, the encouragement to get out of my box. Absolutely Beautiful and Amazing work by the DT!

Arlene B. said...

Finally finished all the challenges for this month, my link is number 36 for this challenge for the first challenge of March!