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!

Monday, April 30, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge

We have the perfect challenge for this end of April/start of May week.  But before we get to the details, we'd like to let you know that since this week does at least begin in April, we will be counting it as an April challenge.  This means you can play along with all April challenges until May 5th at 10:00 pm EST to be possibly included in the month's Top Ten.


This week we'd like to see what kind of flowery creations you can come up with.  As always, our DT is ready to get the inspiration flowing!








We hope you'll find some wonderful ideas here - and please share your creations with us!  Don't forget to include CTMH products.  Just get crafty, post your creation on line, and then copy and paste your direct URL into Mr. Linky, below.

As a reminder, here are the updated rules/guidelines for our challenge:

* All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contain Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog. If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.

* Your blog post MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed. This is a new rule.

* Please consider turning OFF word verification for your comments as it makes it much more time consuming for our DT members to leave you comments.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Photo Inspiration Challenge!

This week we are having a photo inspiration challenge.  Photos are a great way to spark your creativity.


Use the photo to find your creative inspiration. What speaks to you? The design? The colors? The images?

Take a look at the Design Team Members creations and be sure and visit their blogs for all the details!




 Mary


 We can't wait to see what you create - using CTMH products, of course. Just get crafty, post your creation on line, and then copy and paste your direct URL into Mr. Linky, below.

Here are the updated rules/guidelines for our challenge:

* All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contain Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog. If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.

* Your blog post MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed. This is a new rule.

* Please consider turning OFF word verification for your comments as it makes it much more time consuming for our DT members to leave you comments.
 
Now it's YOUR turn! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Scrapbook Sketch April

Are you ready for another great scrapbook sketch from Cheryl? Well head on over to our H2H Scrapbooking page for the sketch that is the basis for this fabulous layout:


Be sure to join in the fun! A link box to show off your work is on the Scrapbooking page. Enjoy!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Video - disregard the post

I believe our blog may have been compromised today so if you saw a video posted here or get an email from H2H that includes a video, please do not click on any links or watch as this was not something posted by H2H. I am trying to resolve what might have occurred and hopefully there will be no repeat problems.

Thank you.

It's a Stitching Challenge!

This week's challenge will be sew easy and fun!  Get it??  We are doing a stitching challenge!  Now don't be afraid of this one.  If you can sew, that's great but it isn't necessary to participate in this challenge.  You can add stitching by machine, hand, or even faux stitching to your cards.

To help you be inspired, check out this week's Design Team's projects:

Our Guest DT Geri


Amy
Paige
Carla
Joelle
Lucy


Now it's YOUR turn!  We can't wait to see what you create - using CTMH products, of course. Just get crafty, post your creation on line, and then copy and paste your direct URL into Mr. Linky, below. (If you post to an online gallery, please consider using the tag "H2H - Stitching Challenge." Thanks!)  


Here are the updated rules/guidelines for our challenge:

* All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contains Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be
directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog. If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.

* Your blog post
MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed. This is a new rule.

* Please consider turning OFF word verification for your comments as it makes it much more time consuming for our DT members to leave you comments.

We are SEW excited this week and can't wait to see what you create!


Monday, April 9, 2012

April Sketch Challenge

We here at Heart 2 Heart Challenges are so excited to have so many of you playing along with us each week. Whether it's your first week or your fortieth, we're glad you're here. Play along as little or as often as you like. All skill levels are welcome!

Are you ready to get sketchy this week? We have a terrific sketch for you to try! Feel free to interpret it in any way that you like, but as always be sure to use some CTMH products and mention the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog if possible! You have until the end of the month to play along with any of April's challenges. You might even make it into our Top 10 or be selected as our top chick to guest design with us soon.

Now let's show off what this month's guest designer, Geri, created with this sketch.

So sweet, Geri!
Now here's our Team B Design Team and their creative (and cute!) interpretations of this sketch:
Ann

Mary G.

Tamytha

Jen

Now it's your turn! We'd love to see your take on this great sketch (using CTMH products, of course). Just get crafty, post your creation on line, and then copy and paste your direct URL into Mr. Linky, below. (If you post to an online gallery, please consider using the tag "H2H Sketch 14." Thanks!) Get sketchy!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

March Top Ten

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

I finally have the Top Ten to announce for March - whew, it's a hard job making these choices! But here we are and congratulations goes out to these outstanding creators:

Color challenge:

Karen
Jody
Jan
Lucky to have you:

Laura

Alyson
Photo inspiration:

Wendy

Susie
Embossing:

Karen

Becca

Cindylu
And our top chick of the Top Ten is:

Susie!

Congratulations, everyone! Your artwork is a great inspiration to all of us!
You will be getting your Top Ten badge info in email shortly. Cindylu, please email me so I can send your badge info to you - I couldn't find your email address.

We also have a few players to announce who played along with every challenge in March. They are:


Alyson Mayo
Sarah Stone
Joyce Lau
Wendy Coffman

Ladies, you are welcome to pop over to our Badges page and grab the Addicted to H2H badge code. If you were missed, please contact Haley at inkyscrapper@gmail.com.

We will see you with a new challenge on Monday!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter/Spring and updated rules

Hi all! Happy Spring - and almost, Happy Easter! That's our theme this week - Easter and/or Spring but before we get to that, I have some challenge rules to review and up date - please take a moment to read:

* All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contains Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog. If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.

* Your blog post MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed. This is a new rule.

* Please consider turning OFF word verification for your comments as it makes it much more time consuming for our DT members to leave you comments.

These rules are always posted in the sidebar to the left and will be included in every challenge post. Thank you for taking time to read and follow.

Ok enough picky stuff - on to the challenge!

Again our theme is Easter or Spring. Let's get started with some inspiration from our April Guest DT, Geri, who has not one but two adorable projects to share:



I know! How cute are these projects?? Thanks Geri - you got us started down the Easter Bunny trail!

Now for the rest of the team:








Puts me in the Easter Bunny mood! Make that the chocolate Easter Bunny!  :)

Now we want to see what you create. Remember, CTMH products MUST be used and you MUST direct link to the blog page with your artwork. Have fun and have a wonderful Easter and Spring!