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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, April 4, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Well it's not really Spring-like where I am quite yet but it is time for those dreaded April showers! And that's part of our theme this week but before we get to that, I have a lot to announce.

First, be sure to check out my post from yesterday announcing our March Top Ten and our Guest DT for April!!

I also was offering a little goodie package to one lucky player from last week's challenge and that person is......#7 Chrissy Winters!! Chrissy, please send me your mailing address so I can pop something in the mail to you!

This week we are starting up with 2 new sponsors - please welcome Michelle Zimmerman of Life's LITTLE Things and LeAnne Dudley of Dudleychick Designs.

LeAnne is offering one lucky player from April's challenge the following prize package:


and Michelle's prize is what you see below:



Thank you to these two generous ladies! Remember, you have the whole month to play along with the challenges and the more you play, the more chances you have to win!

Now on to the challenge. The theme is April showers brings May flowers so we want to see what you create with showers and/or flowers. Let's see what the DT created:







Beautiful and sooo Springy!

Now it's your turn - create something with showers and/or flowers and let us see your artwork. Just link up below (be sure to use a direct link to the page of your blog with the challenge artwork, not to the whole blog) and we'll stop by and see what's "springing" up in your artwork~

Oh and be on the lookout for an announcement soon about our 1st blog bunny hop that you can participate in - it promises to be a hare-raising good time!!


23 comments:

FLEUR de Lo said...

I don't know where I've been---I thought your challenges were still only open for a week, so I haven't been participating. I'm thrilled to discover I have more time so I can play along. Thank you! Thank you! Love this one, btw. And congrats to Mary, I saw your name pop up as a new member on another challenge blog!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

I missed my number one spot! Oh, well! The DT samples are all SO pretty or just totally FUNN!
So proud of Shari being the Top Chick and Joelle for her May spot!

Sarah "Walms" said...

Thanks so much for keeping me busy and inspired!

Melissa Laverty said...

Holy crow...all of these cards are amazing...can't even choose my favorite. Great work team!!!

Sheila H said...

These challenges are hard but a lot of fun. I just wish my photography skills were better.

Colleen Holmes said...

Very pretty creations by the DT! Awesome inspirations!!

Chrissy said...

I as very excited to make my first submission. It just so happened that I did this yesterday and then checked the chellenge. I have to say there has never been I time when I have looked at this blog and not been inspired and left in awe by the wonderful artwork. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to share with each other!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards! What inspiration you all are!

Jackie said...

What fun DT cards! They really know what they are doing!

Queen Bee said...

Thanks for the challenge! Mine is up.

lifesLITTLEthings said...

Thanks for the challenge. I have been away from the craft room for a while, but getting back into it again, after a long cold winter!! Looking forward to seeing some real flowers

Joelle H. said...

Ok...I accidentally linked to the baby challenge the first time! You can remove it if it isn't too much trouble. I got it right the second time, though....

Thanks for great ideas!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Thanks for the fun challenge!

Amy Gehring said...

Great inspiration! I love all of these!

Dena J said...

Such beautiful entries! It is inspiring to see all the ideas.

Rachel P said...

Entered! This was a really fun card for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Great challenge - love the DT samples!

Stamp n Fun with Debi said...

This was a great challenge, I've been thinking about making this card for awhile now. Thanks for inspiring me to create.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the challenge :)

Ruth G said...

Hi everyone, I'm so glad I found this blog. I really need the challenges to stir up my creativity. I was a SU! demo for 10 years and just switched to CTMH last month so have limited supplies. Thanks again

Just Jenae said...

Ok I am new to the challenge blog lifestyle. I admit I am already addicted! Thanks for feeding the addiction with your wonderful challenge! :)

Jenae
justjenae.blogspot.com
jenaehe at yahoo dot com

Sandra VanWoerden said...

Absolutly enjoy all the inspiration this blog inspires me too. These are all such very different and wonderful pieces of art. Thanks for taking time to share.
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~Sandra
sandrav9288@yahoo.com
OhMyScraps.blogspot.com

Queen Bee said...

I love this site and join in every chance but is there any way to remove links to those who didn't use CTMH products? There seemed to be tons this time who didn't play by the rules:-)