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!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A new month is almost here!

Can you believe it is almost June? Before we get to our next challenge, I have a few intros and announcements so let's get to it.

Our outgoing Guest DT, Joelle, will be playing along with us Monday and then we welcome a new Guest DT, Jena DeVries!


Here is a little about Jena in her own words:

"My name is Jena DeVries and I am a Stay At Home Mom to 4 awesome kiddos (ages 2, 4, 7, and 9).  I love preserving my family's memories by scrapbooking, and I also enjoy card making, and any kind of crafting - you name it, I've probably tried it!  My kids and I do lots of projects together - it's fun to teach them what I know and create gifts and memories like I did with my mom growing up.  I started scrapbooking in high school more than a dozen years ago thanks to an aunt who got me hooked and my grandparents who bought me my first scrapbooking kit.  Once I got married and started having kids I got a little overwhelmed about scrapbooking - I finally got back into it in 2005 and that's when I was introduced to Close To My Heart.  I signed up to be a Consultant before I had even seen the products and I've been hooked ever since! The coordinating products and endless ideas make creating so much easier and funner. I probably won't ever be caught up on my scrapbooking, but I'm okay with that and I love what I do!  Thanks for a chance to be a Guest DT here at the H2H Challenges Blog - I'm looking forward to playing along!"

Welcome Jena! We look forward to having you with us in June! You can visit Jena at her blog Live, Love, Laugh, Scrapbook or check out her website here.



We also will be saying goodbye to our May sponsors, Angel Shifflett and Sharon Holmes and welcoming new sponsors, Michelle Owen and Romaine Rancier. Thank you to our outgoing gals and welcome new sponsors!

You will see what the new prizes up for grabs will be on Monday so be sure to check it out then!
Our May prize winners will also be announced on Monday and it might just be you!!
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Last but not least, June will be our current Design Team members' last month. This has been a wonderful group of ladies who I feel honored to consider my friends and I will hate to see them go! But it's time to give others a chance to have some fun on the team so if you think it might be something you would like to apply for, here are the details:

* You must be a current Close To My Heart consultant (Junior consultants are welcome).

* You agree to be a member of the Design Team for a term of 6 months.
* You must have a blog and be willing to join a Yahoo Group set up specifically for team members.
* You must be able to participate in every week's challenge (posted by 6:00 am on Monday mornings) and have your artwork for each challenge posted to the DT Yahoo Group the Saturday before the challenge begins.
* You must be willing to post your artwork on any other boards/galleries you belong to and advertise our challenge blog whenever and where ever you can so we can continually grow in numbers of participants. We currently have a group at Paper Craft Planet and on Facebook that I would like DT members to join but this is optional.
* You will be expected to participate in any extra programs that we may decide upon as a team (for example, the past 4 for 40 program). You are also expected to weigh in on your choices of winners in monthly awards (Top Ten).
* You will be expected to visit the blogs of the challenge participants and leave comments.

What will you get in return?

* Committment to producing artwork once a week gives you an opportunity to create on a regular basis!
* Increased blog traffic which will hopefully lead to an increase in your business!
* Fun and fellowship with the entire team and a chance to meet new consultants and CTMH fans!


Now who couldn't use a little of that?

To apply, please send an email to me at mbryt1@bex.net
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You must include the following:

* Name, address, phone number, email address, blog address, website address (if you have a website).
* A brief bio telling me how long you have been with CTMH, a little about your stamping/scrapbooking background, and anything you would like to share about your family or hobbies, for instance.
* Please tell me if you have ever had any experience on any other Design Teams
* Tell me why you would like to be on this team.
* Tell me what your favorite type of challenges are.
* You MUST send 3 samples of your best CTMH artwork. These do not have to be elaborate but they must be well done, attractive and clean.


The deadline to apply is June 20th and new members will be notified June 25th and announced on the blog on June 29th. The first challenge for the new team will be July 4th.

Ok that wraps it up for me - see you on Monday! And Happy Memorial Day to those in the states!!

1 comment:

Haley D. said...

Thanks to all of our sponsors!