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.
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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, December 31, 2012

Tomorrow's the Big Day!

Not only are we ringing in a new year, but we're bringing in an All Star Design Team to inspire you this first half of 2013!  Come back tomorrow to see who's on board!

Our first challenge for the new year will be posted on Monday, January 7.  Happy 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to all!

This will (sadly) be my last post with Heart 2 Heart Challenges. BUT I am confident that Haley will take the reins and keep you all busy creating in the New Year! And wait till you hear about the new DT! (That's all I'm going to say - wild horses won't drag any details out of me!! LOL)

I want to send out one last thank you to the current Design Team - you have all been wonderful! A big thank you to Haley and Shirley for stepping up and taking my place on H2H. I do want to mention though that I'll still be around - I'll just be in the background and not running the show. Call it an advisory capacity! I hope to play along once in awhile too :)

To everyone that has joined in on our challenges over the past few years, I thank you, too. We wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for YOU! Your creativity inspires us every day and I hope you will continue to play along, week after week.

If anyone feels the need to contact me personally, you can always reach me at mbryt1@bex.net. I will be spending time building my new business, continuing to be "crafty" (and hoping that a grandbaby is on the horizon in 2013). Those are the things I am looking forward to in the New Year! Whatever you hope for in the coming year, I wish you all happiness, peace and success and of course, a very Merry Christmas!

You are always Close To MY Heart!
Mary

Monday, December 17, 2012

November Top Ten!

It's another Monday morning but this one is a little different at Heart 2 Heart - no new challenge! That's right, we're taking a holiday break from posting any new challenges until after the New Year but we would love to see more Christmas card entries for last week's challenge so keep on posting!


We do have something new to share with you this week though - the November Top Ten selections! Here they are - congrats to our picks!

Inspiration Photo week:

 
 
 Grateful week:
 

 
Christmas week:
 


 
Glitter week:
 


 
And our top chick of the Top Ten is -
 
Rachel!
 
 
Congratulations - you inspire us all! There will be no Top Ten for December but we hope you will continue to play along with our challenges!

I will be back again next week with a Christmas wish for you all - until then, have a creative week!
 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Week Number Four


Thanks so much for joining us here at H2H.  This week's challenge is our fourth Christmas Challenge!  It will be our last challenge of the month (as we will be taking a break until the new year to enjoy the holidays) and we would love to see your Christmas creations through the end of the month.  Christmas is getting closer and closer, so amazingly fast!  What crafty things are you doing to get ready for Christmas, are you working on cards, layouts or gifts?  Whatever it is, let your inspiration run wild and get crafty!  So get your Christmas Craft on and share, share, share.

To offer a little inspiration, here are the creations of our Design Team A here at H2H. 






















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!
Kelly Brandt 



Monday, December 3, 2012

Time for another Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our H2H Challenge this week! Can you believe December has started....where the heck did November go? It's Nancy here to post this week and we have a great sketch challenge for you! We love to see what you come up with using CTMH products and this sketch as your starting point.
 


 Before we get to the inspiration, we also want to send out a big thank you to our Guest DT of November, Alyson! Thanks for hanging out with us this past month! There is no Guest DT for December as we have a short month (taking a little break over the holidays) but a new Guest DT will be back for January!
 
Now, here is what the gals from Team B created:







We hope these cards have inspired you to create something using our sketch this week!  We enjoy seeing your artwork 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 artwork using our Sketch.
  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 sketchy creating!
Nancy