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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, November 28, 2011

Sketch Week and some announcements

Thanks to everyone who played along with our challenges in November. I will be drawing the winners of the sponsored prizes later this week and will announce them along with our November Top Ten. A great big THANK YOU to our sponsors, Wendy and Teri - you gals rock!

We are starting a new month but will only have a couple of challenges before we take a much deserved holiday break so there will be no new Guest DT and no sponsored prizes for December. But I hope you will still play along with us!!!

As we are heading into December, this will also be the last few weeks for our current Design Team. Haven't they been awesome?? I can't thank these ladies enough for hanging out with us these past few months and wow-ing us with their artwork week after week.

But with their departure, the doors are open for YOU to apply to be in the next DT group!! Watch for the details on how to apply later this week, as well, and then send in those applications. The team will be bigger than ever so I hope you will throw your hat in the ring!

Now on to this week's challenge. A favorite - a sketch! Here's the sketch we're working with:


Now let's see what the DT has to share with you for this week's challenge, starting with our departing Guest DT for November, Allisa:

Beautiful in blue! Thank you for joining us this month, Allisa!

Also, playing along is one of our November sponsors, Wendy:

Another blue beauty! I love these colors for a holiday card - so fresh and fun! Thanks for playing along Wendy!







And there you have it - a sketch flipped every possible direction with amazing results! So let's see what you can do with it. Just be sure to include CTMH products or your link will be removed! Have fun creating!



Monday, November 21, 2011

Time ....for a new challenge!!

It's Time for a new challenge so get your thinking caps on because our theme this week is Time.

We want to see what you can create using this theme - maybe you will use clocks, or the word Time...or Timeless.....got you thinking now, don't we?

Let's see what the DT came up with:






Got some ideas swirling in your brain? And some Time to play along? Then we want to see what you create with this week's theme! Link up below and be sure to include Close To My Heart products in your artwork!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A day late and a dollar....

You know that saying right? A day late and a dollar short? Well, I seem to be a dollar short often but I try not to be a day late - not when it comes to posting our next fabulous scrapbooking sketch from team member Cheryl! Alas, the time got away from me this week. But fear not - the sketch and Cheryl's sample layout are now posted on our H2H Scrapbooking page!  Just go to the link at the top of this page to get to it and then - well, you know what to do - play along!!

Want to leave a comment? Please leave it on this post. Happy scrapping!

Monday, November 14, 2011

From Your Heart to Ours - Gratitude

November is the month when we are most inclined to think about the people and the things we are grateful for. I have a long list of blessings including my wonderful DT members, past and present, as well as all of the creative people who come to Heart 2 Heart every week and play along with our challenges. Thank you!

This week, we want you to share From Your Heart to Ours about someone who deserves some gratitude in your life. Create a card or other project for someone you are grateful for. Tell us about this special person and why you created the item for them. Then make sure you send it to your recipient so they know how you feel! Make your gratitude known and share with us along the way.

The DT has some special projects to share with you - be sure to stop by each person's blog to find out who they created their item(s) for -






Thank you for spending your time with us today and each week. We look forward to sharing your project of gratitude. Link up below and be sure to use Close To My Heart products in your project or your link will be removed!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Metal mania!

Oh we have so much to get to so let's get to it!

First up, I have two prize winners to announce from last month's challenges. Those winners are:
From week one (sketch week) - #36 Melanie B
From week three (numbers week) - #10 Karen C

Congratulations ladies! Please send your mailing info to me at mbryt1@bex.net and I will pass it along to the October prize sponsors.

I also have a terrific Top Ten to announce today and here they are:

Week one - sketch:


Week two - layout with a story:


Week three - numbers:


Week four - Halloween/Fall:


And our Top Chick of the Top Ten is Jami Larson:


Congratulations to you all! You will be receiving an email soon with directions on how to add a Top Ten badge to your blog.

Last but not least, the following players completed all 4 challenges in October:

Amy Moore
Wendy Coffman
Marie with a :)
Allisa, our Guest Designer
Lisa Bzibziak
Kelly Brandt
Karen C.

Please head on over to the Badges page and grab the code for the Addicted to H2H badge for your blog. If anyone was missed, you can contact Haley at inkyscrapper@gmail.com. Thanks for playing along with us through the month of October!!

Now on to this week's challenge. We want to see how you can incorporate something metal into your project. This can be a simple embellishment on a card or it can be...well, let's take a look at what the DT came up with for more inspiration:






These gals really took the theme and ran with it - in a lot of different, gorgeous ways! Now let's see what you can do with metal. Link up below and be sure to use Close To My Heart products!!