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, November 26, 2012

Glitter it up! H2H challenge!

Glitter it up! Add some sparkle to your card, layout  or other project using glitter, glitter glue, etc..


We at H2H are challenging you to make something with some "Sparkle" using glitter products.  Don't forget to use Close To My Heart products and please be sure to share your creations with us here!!

Here are some beautiful sparkly and glittery creations by our Design Team A:

Created By: Alyson  Beautiful sparkle!
 
 

Created By: Caroline  Check out those Fab letters!

 


Created By: Erin  Love that Glitter!

 

Created byShirley  Gorgeous glitter ribbon!

 

Created by: Madeline  Lots of Sparkling going on here!



 
Created by:  Kelly  Love the shine of the snowflakes!


 
So come and get your glitter and sparkle on and share with us here at H2H!  Be sure to create with some of your favorite Close To My Heart products to qualify!!  Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'!
 
 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Week Number Three!

Thanks so much for joining us here at H2H.  This week's challenge is our third Christmas Challenge!  Christmas is getting closer and closer, so amazingly fast!  How are your preparations for Christmas coming along?  What kinds of crafty things are you doing to get ready for Christmas, are you working on cards, Christmas layouts or gifts?  Whatever it is, let your inspiration run wild and get crafty!  
To offer a little inspiration, here are the creations of our November Guest Designer Alyson, followed by those of Design Team B here at H2H. 


Created by: Alyson (our FABULOUS November Guest Designer)

 
Created by: Angel  


Created by: Dorothy
 
 

Created by: Dania
 
 

Created by: Haley


Created by: Nancy


Created by: Cheryl
       

We hope we have inspired you with our Christmas projects this week!  We’d love to see all of your Holiday creations here too!  Here's how to join in this week's challenge:
  1. Use mostly Close To My Heart products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Create your Christmas/Holiday project.
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and directly link to your blog post, not your blog home page. 
  5. Mention Heart 2 Heart somewhere in your blog post indicating that you are playing along with us and link to our site. 
  6. Consider adding the H2H badge to your blog. We'd love to spread the word and see more crafters participating! 
  7. Finally, you have the whole month of November to join us on any of our November challenges and be eligible for our Top Ten!
Just a reminder - link to the specific page your artwork is on - if we go to your blog and it's not at the top, we have a hard time looking for your entry. Thank you.
Happy crafting!
Dorothy

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

October Top Ten

Whew! Where has November gone? I know it's not over yet but here it is the middle of the month and I am just getting to the October Top Ten! So sorry for the delay! Without further adieu, here are the DT's picks:

Week 1 - Rolling:


 
Week 2 - Birthday with numbers:

 
Week 3 - Christmas:

 
 
 Week 4 - Halloween/Pumpkins:


 
Week 5 - Neutrals:
 
 
 
And our top chick of the Top Ten is............
 
KIM!
 
Congratulations! Keep playing this month and you could be a Top Ten member too!
(Amy M and Hansi - I do not have your email address. If you could contact me at mbryt1@bex.net I will send you the Top Ten badge information. Thanks!)
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Time to be grateful!

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping in for this week's H2H Challenge! It's Erin here and I'm feeling all kinds of things because this will be the last time I post for the Design Team A, the end of our Design Team term is coming up and Mary Vogel, the wonderful woman who has hosted this blog and all its challenges is moving on to other joys in life as Haley and Shirley take the reins (A big THANKS to Haley and Shirley!!!).

The theme this week is Gratefulness. Thanksgiving is coming up in the US in a few weeks (we Canucks had ours back in October) and we'd like to hear and see what you're grateful for in your project this week. This week my inspiration is dedicated to Mary because I am very grateful for all the work and dedication she puts in to operating this blog and making sure we're all on track and organized, and ALWAYS with a wonderful spirit that would make you bend over backwards for her. Mary - please know that we are all grateful everything you do and that you are going to be sorely missed by all of us - past and present Design Teams!

And now, without further ado, Design Team A's inspiration for you this week, starting with our Guest Designer for the month:


Created by: Alyson
 
I would like to encourage everyone to stop by Alyson's blog this week and leave her some hugs! Her husband is having major surgery this week and they can use some prayers and good wishes so please drop by and leave her some words of encouragement. Thank you - Mary.

Created by: Caroline


Created by: Erin
 
 
Created by: Madeline
 
 Kelly Brandt
Created by: Kelly
 
 
Created by: Shirley

 
Itching to play along this week yet? Here are the guidelines to follow:
  1. Use mostly Close to My Hearts products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Create your project, showing us what you're grateful for!
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and link directly to your blog post, not your blog home page.
  5. Mention Heart 2 Heart somewhere in your blog post, indicating that you are playing along with us and link to our site.
  6. Consider adding the H2H badge to your blog. We'd love to spread the word and see more crafters participating.
  7. Please consider turning off word verification if you'd like to get comments (you can always enable comment moderation if you're concerned about spam).
  8. Finally, remember that you have the whole month of November to join us on any of our November challenges and be eligible for our Top Ten!
As always, a big thanks to all our weekly participants and our Designer Team members!! We love to see your artwork; the inspiration works both ways!
 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Leaving Comments at H2H

Just a note to all of our visitors - I had the word verification turned off at Heart 2 Heart for a number of months and I know that makes it easier for you to all leave comments. However, I have turned it back on as we are receiving a ton of spam comments and it has become an overwhelming problem. I apologize for the extra step this will make for you as you leave us comments (which we love!) but I hope you understand the reason for this change. Thank you!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photo Inspiration Challenge

Thanks so much for joining us here at H2H.  This week's challenge is one of my favourite kinds: a photo inspiration challenge!  Check out the photo below and let it inspire your creativity!  Maybe the colour is what you notice first; maybe the shapes or items in the photo really grab your attention.  It could be the overall theme of the photo, or the textures within that get your creative juices flowing.  Whatever it is, let your inspiration run wild and get crafty!  

Without further adieu, here is this week's Inspiration Photo...


To offer a little inspiration, here are the creations of our November Guest Designer Alyson, followed by those of Design Team B here at H2H.  To see what inspired each of us from this photo, you will have to visit us on our individual blogs (links to each are below).




Created by: Alyson (our FABULOUS November Guest Designer)


Created by: Angel  

Created by: Dorothy


Created by: Dania

Created by: Haley


Created by: Nancy


Created by: Cheryl
       
We hope we have inspired you with this photo, and our interpretations!  We’d love to see your inspired work here too!  Here's how to join in this week's challenge:
  1. Use mostly Close To My Heart products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.
  2. Create your project, inspired by the photo provided.
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery.
  4. Come back here and directly link to your blog post, not your blog home page. 
  5. Mention Heart 2 Heart somewhere in your blog post indicating that you are playing along with us and link to our site. 
  6. Consider adding the H2H badge to your blog. We'd love to spread the word and see more crafters participating! 
  7. Finally, you have the whole month of November to join us on any of our November challenges and be eligible for our Top Ten!
Just a reminder - link to the specific page your artwork is on - if we go to your blog and it's not at the top, we have a hard time looking for your entry. Thank you.
Happy crafting!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Changes coming to H2H in 2013!

Our last challenge of the year will be mid-December and then another term of DT members will come to a close. We will start our new year up with a new team and new challenges but there will also be another BIG change!

As of the end of this year, I will be "retiring" from Heart 2 Heart Challenges. I ended 12 years as a consultant with CTMH in October and I am ready to move forward and work on some other oppoortunities in my life. Although it will be sad for me to leave the H2H family that has grown over the past few years, the good news is that H2H will have a new leadership team that will keep the challenges going in full force!

Haley Dyer will be taking over my spot and Shirley Ross will be her co-captain :) I will remain behind the scenes for awhile helping these ladies in any capacity that I can while they get comfortable with their new responsibilities. Of course, there will be a new team of designers joining them as well and the DT gals are always incredibly helpful! So I am confident that Heart to Heart will continue to be the best place for CTMH challenges in 2013!

Thank you to everyone who participates with our challenges. We hope the inspiration found here every week keeps your creative spirit alive and pushes you in new directions!