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 29, 2013

Tuck It In, People!

Good Monday morning! Are you ready for another great challenge? If so, then we'd love to see what you create using an envelope in your artwork. Envelopes are fun to play with - you can create mini albums with them as well as use them for pockets on cards or layouts. If you'd rather not use an envelope, then create something with a 'tuck' instead. 

Be sure to follow the basic rules below but most of all, have fun with the challenge!  Here's our Guest DT Famida's very interactive layout.  Be sure to check out her blog for more photos of all the secret tucks.
Famida
Check out the beautiful artwork created by Design Team 'A'.
Carol

Angela

Jody

Tamytha
Haley

 
Heart2Heart Challenges Rules:
  1. Use Close To My Heart products.  Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some.  After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge...Tuck It In!
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.
Can't wait to see what you create!
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MaRcH MaDnEsS WiNnErS!

Finally, the announcement you've all been waiting for, our March Madness winners!

First up, thank you to DT Members Jody and Katy for sponsoring their own March Madness in conjunction with the fun here at H2H.  The winner of Katy's Chantilly textiles giveaway was Wendy C.!  Jody had four winners: Week 1: Package of Adhesive Springs- Becca Whitham; Week 2: Go for Green Pocket Card- Caroline Bredeson; Week 3: Mustache Candy- Amie Kiger; Week 4: Basket Pattern- Amy Gehring!

Back here at the H2H blog, we were so excited to see so many new faces and fresh projects!  The following played for the first time in March:
*Charissa Laarman
*Brittany M.
*CG
*Bernadet Rodakowski
*Heather M.

In appreciation for all of our first time players, we are going to send each one of them a prize!  The grand prize newbie winner (thanks to random.org) is...

CG!

Now it's time to recognize the H2H addicts who played the most in March.  Wow did you really blow us away with your talent!  The player who isn't a Close To My Heart consultant is JOYCE, and the consultant with the most entires is KELLY B.  Way to play, ladies!

Winners, please email me at h2hchallenges at gmail dot com with your snail mail addy so that we can get your prizes in the mail.

Thank you again to everyone who participated in our March Madness fun!  We wouldn't be here without YOU.  Don't forget that you still have time to play along with any of our April challenges!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bake a Cake!

Team B is hosting this week!  We would like to see your cake or cupcake creations with the added twist of Baker's Twine!  Take a look at the yummy creations created by the Design Team!  Fairly certain I gained 5lbs just looking at the cards! 

Allisa


Jayma


Melinda


Paige


Shirley

Can't wait to see your cake inspired creations!

 Just remember a few things...

Heart2Heart Challenges Rules:
  1. Use Close To My Heart products.  Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some.  After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge...Cake or Cupcakes w/Baker's Twine!
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.
Link up your delicious projects here!

Monday, April 15, 2013

April's Guest Designer

You've already seen our talented guest designer's artwork (She was our February Top Chick and has shared her great work with us this month), so let's get to know Famida Ahmad a little better:
"As a scrapbooker for over 10 years I created my first album for my 1 year dating anniversary with my now-hubby. Looking back my first scrapbook was extremely simple, but taught me a valuable lesson – “You can never have too many pictures, but you can definitely have too few!” Through 5 years of dating followed by 5 years of marriage I have since scrapbooked many anniversaries, vacations, and special family memories. I have turned my passion into a business that thrives on sharing my love for paper and embellishments. As a Close To My Heart Consultant for the past two years, I have expanded my scrapbook bubble to include stamping, cricut projects, and 3-d artwork. To learn some new techniques visit my Get Scrappin’ Website for upcoming workshops and to get your hands on the latest scrapbook products visit my CTMH Website."

Thanks, Fami, for sharing your terrific artwork with us this month!  We look forward to having you play along with us year 'round.

Button Up

Did you see our March Top 10 & Addicts announcement?  If you haven't yet, please scroll down.  Thank you to everyone who visits our blog and especially to everyone who gives our challenges a try.  We love seeing your work!!

It's time to button up with our next April challenge.  Our very talented guest designer Famida has a beautiful project to share with you this week:


Here's what this week's DT has created to inspire you:
 


 
 
 
 
 

Are you ready to raid your button stash?  We can't see your creative twist on this challenge.  Remember, you must use some Close To My Heart products in your submission and you have until the end of the month to add your link!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

March H2H Addicts & Top 10

March turned out to be an amazing month!  You helped us set records here at H2H for the highest number of participants ever!  Thanks so much for playing along and spreading the word.  (Our March Madness winners are coming soon...)

First, we want to recognize our "addicts," you crazy CTMH/H2H fans who played along with every single challenge in March.  We love you!  In random order, we recognize and honor:
Violet B.
Kelly Brandt
Pam Korte
Kristin Holm
Becca Whitham
Carolyn M.
Joyce
Caroline B.
CG
Lilian Yeh
Brittany
Hansi
Be sure to grab your badge to display proudly on your blogs. 

We'd like to extend an extra large thanks to Pam & Kelly for playing along with every single challenge this year!

Now, since the March challenges brought out the best in all of you, it was so very hard for our DT to choose our Top 10!
Spring Forward:
Kathleen S.
Becca
 
Brenda

Go Green:

Brittany
Becca
Mustache Challenge: 
Becca
Caroline B.

Kelly

So Egg-cited:


Laila
Pam

 
Our March Top Chick is...
 
 
 
Congratulations to everyone! 
 
Our March Madness winners will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Raindrops Keep Falling . . .


April's showers inspire us this week at Heart2Heart Challenge. Team B is here with some rockin' raindrop creations.

We were so happy with all the participation for our March Madness. Winners will be announced soon. THANK YOU all so much for sharing the love with us!

First up is our talented April guest designer, Famida Ahmad!  Please shower her with some H2H love from all of us this month!
 
Katy

Paige

Allisa
Jayma

Melinda

 
Shirley


So who is up for a little rain inspired challenge?

 Just remember a few things...

Heart2Heart Challenges Rules:


  1. Use Close To My Heart products.  Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some.  After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge...Pun Fun!
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.
 Have fun this week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's Day! Let's Have Some Pun Fun!

Good Monday Morning!!

Angela here, welcoming you to another week of Challenges from Heart 2 Heart!

Actually, we don't have anything prepared for this week.

From Millan.Net

April Fools!  Of course we have something for you!!  We've all put on our jester hats and come up with some clever puns in our creations this week.  Check out the Design Team's artwork:












Are your funny bones all tickled yet?    From Millan.Net

Good! Because it's your turn to show us what pun-erific creations you com up with!


Just remember a few things...

Heart2Heart Challenges Rules:

  1. Use Close To My Heart products.  Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some.  After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge...Pun Fun!
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.
 Have fun this week!