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.
Don't have any CTMH products? Then beg, borrow, or BUY from our fabulous roster of Consultants!

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!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Guest DT intro

A new month means a new Guest DT so please welcome Geri:


" I am so excited to have the opportunity to guest design for H2H. Scrapbooking and card making are both a passion and obsession for me.  I started scrapping in 2004 and have been hooked ever since taking my first whiff of StazOn! Patterned paper, rub-ons and brads are my biggest addictions, making me think that somewhere there simply has to be a 12-step program waiting for me. (more likely a 12x12 step program) HELLO, MY NAME IS GERI AND I AM A SCRAPAHOLIC.

My scrapbooks contain everything that happens in life – good and bad.  If it isn’t in the book, it didn’t happen!  Memory keeping is therapeutic for me. My grandkids are my primary source of scrappy information and the things they say provide me with a wealth of journaling opportunities. I love looking back through their books and seeing the changes as they grow up on the pages right before my eyes. " 

We are happy to have Geri joining us and want to thank Kelly for hanging out with us during the month of March.

Don't forget, you still have until Saturday at 10:00 pm EST to enter the March challenges and be eligible for a spot in our monthly Top Ten. You might be our next Guest DT!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mister Linky is now fixed

My apologies - my subscription to the Mister Linky service expired a couple of days ago and I was not notified therefore, the older link boxes were missing. I renewed the subscription and all should be back to normal so you can continue entering March challenges until Saturday night at 10:00 pm EST.

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's a Technique Challenge!

Thanks to all of those that joined last week's challenge.  If you didn't get a chance to play along, it's not too late. You have until 10 p.m. EST Saturday to submit your project for any of March's challenges in order to be considered for this month's Top Ten.

Now for this month's final challenge....EMBOSSING!  You might be wondering..."What kind of embossing?"  Whatever kind of embossing gets your creative juices flowing.  You can use dry embossing or heat embossing, or both!  It's up to you.  


As you can see from the projects from this week's design team, the things  you can do with embossing are almost endless.  If you want more details on the design team's projects, simply click on the designer's name to be directed to their blog.



Our Guest DT member, Kelly










Now it's your turn!  Just remember the rules of the challenge.  

  1. Use mostly Close To My Heart products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Use some form of embossing on your project.
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and directly link to your blog post (not just your blog home page).
  5. Most importantly...have fun!
We hope you are inspired and we can't wait to see everyone's projects!
Happy creating!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Photo inspiration challenge

We would like to thank you all for playing along last week! Your art is so inspiring!!!
We have a photo inspiration challenge this week!  Use the photo to find your creative inspiration.  What speaks to you... the design, the colors, the images? 


Our first project is from our Super Talented Guest Designer Kelly.


And here are the projects from our wonderful and creative design team!





Now it's your turn!
We hope you've been inspired to create and share with us too! 
Be sure to include Close To My Heart products in your project and use the direct link to your project post. 
Happy creating!



Friday, March 16, 2012

Scrapbook Sketch for March

Cheryl has another great scrapbooking sketch for you this month - take a peek at her fun layout!


Ready to check out the sketch and play along? Head over to the H2H Scrapbooking page for all the deets! (Please leave any comments on this post - thank you!)

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's a Lucky To Have You in My Life Challenge!

It's no blarney, this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is for you to make and share a project for someone that shows them how lucky you are to have them in your life.
Plus, here is a step up challenge: use the color green!

Ready for some inspiration? This should shake your shamrock!
Our lead off piece is from our Guest Design Team Member Kelly!
Cute, isn't it?


Now let's enjoy the Design Team projects!


 

 Jen


 Mary

So get your green on and play along with this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge!
Be sure to use Close To My Heart products for extra luck!

And before we forget, congratulations to the following people for playing along with all of the February challenges! They are:

Jody Gustafson
Lisa Bzibziak
Joyce Lau
Kelly Brandt
Arlene B.
Wendy Coffman

If you don't have one already, ladies, please grab our Addicted to H2H badge code over on the Badges page. And thanks for playing along with us every week!

We're lucky to have you in our lives!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

February Top Ten and prize winner!

Sorry for the delay - it takes awhile to get all of the votes from the DT members sorted in order to determine our monthly Top Ten but once again, we have our choices made! Be sure to stop by and leave a little congrats for these gals:

From the For the One you Love challenge:

Laura

Violet

Brenda

From the 1-2-3 challenge:

Geri

Kim

Tracie

From the Sketch challenge:

Karen

Amy

And from the Inspiration Photo challenge:

Jody

Vickie
And our top chick of the Top Ten is:

Geri!

Congratulations to everyone! Your badge info will be coming to your email later today. Amy, if you contact me, I will send your badge info to you (I couldn't find your email address).

We also had a little prize package to give away so I drew a number from Random.org and the winner is:

RACHEL POHLI!  Rachel, contact me and I will send out your goodies!

See you all Monday with another new challenge!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It's a Spring Color Challenge

We have a great challenge for you with Spring right around the corner -- it's a COLOR CHALLENGE!  That's right, you get to use some amazing Spring colors:  Sunkiss Yellow, Sky, and Sweet Leaf for a pretty pastel creation.

Let's start off with our Guest Designer Kelly:

Kelly Brandt
Next up - our fabulous Design Team members:

Carla Ganske

Joelle Hiller

Amy Moore

Paige Dolecki

Lucy Kelleher


Now it's YOUR turn!  We can't wait to see what you create using those lovely Spring pastel colors. And stay tuned later this week for our Top Ten announcement and randomly selected prize winner from February! 


Don't forget that your entry must include Close to My Heart products!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Please welcome of March Guest DT!

First off, a great big THANK YOU to Romaine for joining us as Guest DT in February - we enjoyed having you create with us each week!

Now to meet our March Guest DT. Say hello to Kelly Brandt!


"I am 47 years old, mother to two great boys who are 18 and 20, also mother to two great dogs and I live in Kamloops, BC Canada. Married and been with my high school sweetie for 31 years.Work full time, and love to kayak, hike and be outdoors.

I started scrapbooking 4 years ago and cardmaking two years ago. I joined CTMH in July 2011.

My passion is to share my passion of papercrafts, be it through my blog or classes, and club nights. The camaraderie of the women is my favorite part.

I'm usually flying by the seat of my pants when I am designing, but it usually works out okay."

Welcome Kelly - we look forward to working with you this month! You can visit Kelly at her blog here and leave her a warm hello.

Don't forget- Saturday 10:00 pm EST is the deadline to enter our February challenges and be eligible for our Top Ten and a fun prize! See you Monday!