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Monday, January 7, 2013

1st January Challenge: Snow Much Fun!

It's here!  Our first challenge for 2013!  This week's theme is "Snow Much Fun!"  If you're like me, it may not even be snowy where you are, but this is the perfect time of year to dig into your wintry Close To My Heart stash.  Feel free to interpret our challenges how you like, but be sure to use CTMH products in your creation, mention H2H in your post, and then link directly to your project, not just your blog.  (See the sidebar if you need help with this.)  Also, you have until Feb. 2 to complete any and all of our January challenges, so get crafting this new year!

Here's what our January Guest Designer, Kim, has created.  Can you see that sparkly snow fun?
This week is Team A's turn to share with you, and we look forward to visiting your blogs too.



 

and me, Haley

Now it's your turn to show us what you've got!  We hope Team A has given you some great ideas.  Please remember a few simple rules:
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to come back here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork!  (You can see our sidebar for some simple instructions.)
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.




17 comments:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Happy 2013!
Since I just posted this card for my "Snow Much FUNN" card workshop, thought I'd hop right in!
There is a link to a how-to video on this, too.

Have a creative FUNN year!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Oh, and I LOVE the new link photos!

Mary said...

Beautiful creations Team A! I'm excited to follow you over the next 6 months!

Paige Dolecki said...

Beautiful job girls! All the projects are lovely, shivery, shimmery and oh-so-snowy! I think I need some hot cocoa to warm up after looking at these!

Paige

Shirley Ross said...

'A' Team you rocked it! And Kim's,our guest designer, lovely card!

Katy said...

Just WONDERFUL, girls!!! I, like Paige, love all the shimmery, shivery, snowy projects and wish I was at home with a big cup of Hot Chocolate, creating! 'Till tonight, oogling over your creations will have to do!

Team A rocked it! And...Kim, love your card paired with Avonlea!

S`andra V. said...

Such wonderful work of art from each design member. I am ready for some Snow after seeing these creations(in my area it would be icy rather than snow)
I am off to work on a little ditty for this challenge.
Thanks for sharing.
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Great start to a new year and new teams! I'm excited to see the challenges ahead!

Kim- www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com said...

I just love everyone's creations!! Beautiful ladies! I'm so honored to be guest this month with such a creative group!!

Niallsmama said...

Hi all,
Does anyone know if you can link to a photo posted on facebook vs. posted in a blog?

Curious CTMH consultant

Mary said...

Niallsmama - I don't think you can link to a photo on Facebook here. There are other free sites that host photos though that you can link to such as Flickr. Or sign up for a free account at Splitcoaststampers and you can set up a gallery there and then link from that gallery to our challenges. That's a great source for inspiration too! Hope that is helpful!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Thank you for inspiring me to finish my Studio J layout with the embellishments it needed!

Hansi Brittain said...

I am hoping it is okay to enter a card that I posted Saturday, January 5 for the Freshly Made Sketches that cut off Monday. I know it is generaly bad form to back post but this is only a day and a half and the two challenges ran concurrently for a few hours...

Lela said...

All the inspiration is so cute!

Adeline E. Brill said...

I am scrappin' all of my snow pictures this weekend before I start working on the NEW CTMH product- can I link more than one? TIA

Haley D. said...

Link up as many times as you like this month! We love seeing everyone's CTMH creations!

Pam E. said...

I LOVE SNOWFLAKES!!!!! thanks for the challenge ladies