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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, August 1, 2011

August and Birthdays!

We have a lot of Birthdays in our family in August including my awesome son who turns 23 today! You can see my little bloggy tribute to him at Ridiculous Lab. Thanks for allowing me to plug my blog and my son. Now on to our next challenge!

In honor of the Birthday boy in my house, our theme is kid's birthdays. This can be cards, layouts, or other projects but it must be themed toward a child of any age (and of course it must include CTMH products).

Before we get to the samples, I do want to thank our outgoing sponsors, S'andra and Tonya. We enjoyed having you join us and I will send you your prize winners names later this week. Stay tuned for the winners to be announced later in the week. With the exit of these 2 fabulous sponsors, we welcome 2 new sponsors - Melinda Everitt and Lisa Sargent - welcome ladies and thank you for sponsoring prizes for August participants.

Here is the prize coming up from Melinda:


and the goodies from Lisa:


And all you have to do to possibly win is play along through the month with any of the challenges we post every Monday morning. You have all month to play along with one or more so we hope you'll join us!

Ok enough stalling - let's check out the samples from the DT:








Don't you wish you were a kid again? Be sure to visit the DT's blogs to find out more about each of their great contributions to this week's challenge. And then play along! Just link up below and be sure to leave the link to the specific page of your blog where your artwork appears. Happy creating~


18 comments:

Cheryl Even said...

You ladies have really outdone yourself this week. All the projects are just beautiful. I think I'm feeling a creative urge coming on - LOL!

Amy said...

Wonderful projects from the design team this week! Can't wait to play along.

Michele said...

I love all the projects that the DT has done. Another fun one to join in on. Thanks

Enchanting Stamping said...

Love the inspiration with all the new fun!

Corina said...

Hi Mary and Design Team!
I just received my Feed from your blog as I was shutting down my laptop and I couldn't resist. I just love Melinda's prize pack so much that I putting my best foot forward on this Birthday challenge.
The items were from my class at Extravaganza from this years convention.
Miss You!!!

Sheila H said...

Thanks again for the challenge!

Queen Bee said...

Wow, everyone really stepped up the wow factor this week! I just posted mine.

Sarah "Walms" said...

Always so fun to do kids cards! Good work everyone!

Lubna said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shalana said...

I found this site through another consultant blog. This is my first time participating. I enjoyed looking at everyone's projects. Thanks for a great site.

busybusyhoneybee said...

I just found this blog! I'm so excited to find one for CTMH!!! I have 16 boxes full of CTMH stamp sets that are mostly discontinued sets... Tons of paper that is mostly discontinued sets. LOL Now maybe I can put some of it to use!!! I love challenges! :) Yay for you being here!
Karen C

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great artwork! Enjoyed this challenge, thanks.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful stuff by the design team! I had fun making a boy and girl birthday card this week.

Violet said...

I love all of the projects put together by the Design Team. Beautiful work! I enjoyed this challenge and dug into some older paper for this one. Thanks for the challenge! :)

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas and providing an outlet for us to inspire each other. Have a wonderful week filled with creativity and fun!
:) Marie

Leslie said...

SO inspiring!! Thanks for sharing! --Leslie

Romaine said...

I LOVE the monkey box! So cute!

Tammy Hornby said...

Thanks for starting the month off with such a fun and timely challenge!