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, February 24, 2014

Shabby Chic Challenge

All of our entries for February have been beautiful and this week should definitely bring about even more beauty. We have another amazing challenge this week and it is Shabby Chic! Shabby Chic is a huge trend in paper crafting and home decor right now. What does Shabby Chic mean to you? What does Shabby Chic look like for you?

Here to get you started, here are some of the designs done by our Guest Designer and Team Cocoa:

Our guest designer Lilian Yeh Forsyth has given us two amazing projects this week, they are stunning!



And Team Cocoa: 

Now it is your turn, what amazing creations do you have for us this week? We are all so looking forward to seeing your take on what Shabby Chic means!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Flourishes Challenge

Our February entries are beautiful, and we're so glad to see so many of you playing along!  We're excited to bring you another challenge this week.  What does the word flourishes mean to you? Scrolls and flourishes never go out  of style on paper crafting projects! This week at the Heart 2 Heart challenge we are asking for a project from our national and international CTMH friends that incorporate flourishes. To get your creative mind thinking about this challenge the Heart 2 Heart design team has a few examples to share with everyone.

Our Guest Designer Lilian shares this lovely creation:



 
Debbie Reed


Pam Korte  (kraftykorte.wordpress.com)




Katy Taylor (www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com)



Shirley Bean Ross (www.mommascrap.blogspot.com)



LaJeania Hicks (scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com)

Now it's your turn to share your flourishes with us!  Remember that you'll get to vote to help choose this month's Top 10, so get your submission in by 2/28 for any of our February challenges.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

January H2H Addicts & Top 10

Heart 2 Heart Challenges got off to a great start in 2014!  Thank you to everyone who participated in January, whether it was your first time or your 50th!  (If you haven't joined us before, what is stopping you?  We LOVE seeing you share your love of CTMH.)

Some of you have shown your H2H CTMH love by playing along with each of our January challenges.  Thank you and congratulations to...
*Pam E., who played along with all 5 of our January challenges!
We'd also like to recognize the following players who participated in all four of our January weekly challenges:
*Sarah Stone
*Donna Davis
*Hansi
*Katrina
Please grab your "addicts" badges from our sidebar!  Thank you for playing with us.

A Sentimental Journey Scrapbook Challenge:

New Beginnings:


CTMH Pride:


Two Faced:


In the Spotlight:


Congratulations to our January Top 10 winners!  Winners, grab your fabby blog badge from our sidebar and show it off with pride.  Please visit our winners and give them some good old H2H love.  We're excited to announce that our January H2H Top Chick is...




Monday, February 10, 2014

Hearts Galore

This Valentines' week at H2H, we are featuring HEARTS! You can interpret that any way you'd like, but we'd especially love to see your CTMH hearts! 
Don't forget, YOU our readers and participants will be able to vote on your favorite submissions for each of February's challenges!  At the end of the month when the InLinkz submissions close, voting will open!  You'll be able to spread a little love and help us choose our February Top 10.  Are you in?  Game on!

Take a look at what Team Cocoa has to show you
Let's start off with our Guest DT Member, Lilian, who has been creating AWESOME stuff over at The Leaf Studio...go check her out and leave her some {{{love}}}!
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Design Team








You have 'till the end of the month to play along with our LOVE challenge as well as all other February Challenges.  Leave a comment, create something using CTMH products, post to your Blog and mention our challenge then link it up here using the Linky tool below!  It's that easy!
Link up your projects here!  (You will be able to vote on your favorite at the end of the month!)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Let LOVE inspire you...

This week at H2H, we thought it would be fitting to start the month of February off with a challenge about LOVE!  You can interpret that any way you'd like, but we'd especially love to see your CTMH love!  To help share the love this month, YOU our readers and participants will be able to vote on your favorite submissions for each of February's challenges!  At the end of the month when the InLinkz submissions close, voting will open!  You'll be able to spread a little love and help us choose our February Top 10.  Are you in?  Game on!

 Here's our DT to help you get going...

This month we start off with our Guest DT Member, Lilian, who has been creating AWESOME stuff over at The Leaf Studio...go check her out and leave her some {{{love}}}!

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You have 'till the end of the month to play along with our LOVE challenge as well as all other February Challenges.  Leave a comment, create something using CTMH products, post to your Blog and mention our challenge then link it up here using the Linky tool below!  It's that easy!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Guest Designer

Please join the H2H DT to welcome our February guest designer, Lilian Yeh!

Hello, everyone! I'm so excited to be the guest designer for the month of February!

I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have been married for 10 years and I have two little boys, a Sheltie (Jazz, the dog) and a Ragdoll (Angel, the cat).

I was working in Taiwan when a friend taught me how to stamp...that was ten years ago! And I was addicted!

About a year ago, I joined CTMH as a consultant...the kit was full of wonderful products, that I couldn't resist...   I make mostly cards, but I'm trying to scrapbook more. I'm glad I found H2H for it challenges me to create (when I'm not busy with the boys or with work)!

Thank you, H2H team, for this great opportunity!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 2014 Heart2Heart Monthly Scrapbook Challenge

Cozy and Cuddly 
has been a constant theme around here for the last few months. 
Not going to complain because it's no where near as bad as it could be. Thankfully.
I hope your February has started off a little warmer. 

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in 
January's Scrapbook Challenge. I loved the diversity of the 
layouts and the creativity that jumped off the pages. 

Come back on the 10th to see who the top picks are 
for all the H2H Challenges in January.
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Onto our February Heart 2 Heart 
Scrapbook Challenge 
Please read the base rules for the challenge on the H2H Rules tab.
Below are the requirements for February's challenge.
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           * 12" x 12" layouts showing your interpretation of a cozy/cuddly winter moment. It can be with friends, family, pets, or even yourself with your favorite book or beverage.  
           * Must use CTMH Dimensional Elements
           * At least 1 photo required

Here is my 2 page layout
You may click the pictures for a larger view.

Here are more DT's inspirations on this month's theme.
I do hope you will join us. 
February is a month for love in the air as well as cold temps. 
Hope to see many cozy & cuddly layouts.

Have fun and stay warm while crafting.
Now it is your turn. Go to our H2H Scrapbooking page to link up your projects!