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, March 24, 2014

Country Flair

Howdy Crafters!  It's a pleasure to have you back here at H2H again this week.  (We are loving your March creations, so keep them coming through the 31st!)

"Howdy" you ask??  Yup, our theme this week is all about "country flair"!  Dust off your boots, shake out that quilt, and get ready to craft it up, country style.

First up is our Guest Designer Pamela Ellison:


Don't you just love her layout??

Okay, now for our Design Team's projects:

Lucy Kelleher

Brandi Robinson

Brittany SanFilippo

Haley Bell Dyer

Jen Patrick
Hope you enjoyed our country flair inspired projects!  Can't wait to see what y'all come up with for this week's challenge!

Go ahead and link up to join in the fun - check out our guidelines to participate by clicking here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Challenge

Spring is in the air!
This week's challenge is Pantone Spring 2014 Color Challenge.  (Colors for crafting come from the fashion world and Pantone is one of the fashion color reporting sites.)  You must use one (or more) of the Pantone Spring 2014 colors on your project; only neutrals such as white, cream, tan, gray, or black may also be used.  The recommended CTMH colors are Smoothie, Sunset, Honey, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Sky, Pacifica, Gypsy, and Champagne.


First up we have our Guest Designer Pam Ellison:


Our Creme Brulee Team:






You have all month to play along with any of our March challenges, including our March Scrapbook Challenge: Cricut Me March.
Be sure to use some CTMH products in your creation, explain how your project fits this week's challenge, be sure to mention Heart 2 Heart challenge blog in your post, then link it up here using the Linky tool below!  It's that easy!

We look forward to seeing what you do with this challenge!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

February's Addicts and Top 10 (or 11!)

Your talent continues to amaze and impress us!  Thank you to all of our fabulous Heart 2 Heart players.  We love you!

Our February addicts played along with all of our February weekly challenges!  Thanks and congrats to...
*Sarah Stone
*Hansi
*Jody
*KATRINA played along with all the weekly challenges + our February scrapbook challenge!

We decided to try something a little different with our February Top 10, and we challenged our readers to vote on their favorites.  (One thing I forgot to make clear was the current design team members and our February guest designer are ineligible for Readers' Choice honors.)

Get ready to "ooh" and "ahh" over our Readers' Choice and DT selection/winner of our February cozy & cuddly scrapbook challenge...
Heather Jane (Readers' Choice)
All you need is love, and you sure showed it for the love challenge!  Congrats to...
Angela

Brenda

Amie (Readers' Choice TIE)
Pamela (Readers' Choice TIE)
The Hearts Galore challenge...
Jo

Jody (Readers' Choice)
Next up, with a large flourish, is the Flourishes challenge...
Angelina

Hansi (Readers' Choice)

Our final February challenge was to show us your shabby chic style...
Tamra

Jody (Readers' Choice)
Isn't the talent amazing?  We have loved seeing your work, and look forward to what you share with us in March.  Now, it's time to announce our FEBRUARY TOP CHICK...




Jody!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Feeling Lucky!

At Heart 2 Heart Challenges, we feel so lucky to have you stop by!  Thank you to everyone who pops in and especially those who play along with our weekly challenges.  While we throw down a new challenge, each week, you have all month to play along.  So, are you feeling lucky?  That's this week's theme!

Our guest designer Pam created this sparkly card:

Here's our Team Cocoa's "lucky" interpretations and inspiration:




So, are you feeling lucky?  Are you, punk? (said "Dirty Harry" style.)  If so, create a little luck and a little crafty magic, then link your project up here.  Go ahead, make my day!  

Monday, March 3, 2014

It's a Triple Play!

Good Morning Crafters! Thank you to everyone who has been joining us, we have had so many wonderful entries in every challenge. Today is the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the year so our challenge today is a triple play!  You must use 3 of something on your project.  You could use three stamps, three embellishments, or use thirds in your design scheme.  We can't wait to see how you will interpret the triple play challenge! 


First, a little inspiration from our guest designer Pam Ellison:




And the Creme Brulee Design Team:










You have all month to play along with any of our March challenges, including our March Scrapbook Challenge: Cricut Me March.

Be sure to use some CTMH products in your creation, explain how your project fits this week's challenge, be sure to mention Heart 2 Heart challenge blog in your post, then link it up here using the Linky tool below!  It's that easy!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March's Guest Designer

We're lucky to have the talented Pam Ellison joining us this month as our guest designer!
She is super excited to have advanced notice of this month's challenges and to share her interpretations with you.  Be sure to give her a helping of H2H love this month!

March Scrapbook Challenge: Cricut Me March

Chirp!  Chirp!  It's time to get those Cricut machines cranked up!  (Has anyone gotten the new Explore?!?)  Our March scrapbook challenge is to get those Cricut machines whirring.  Create a 12" x 12" page layout (or double-page layout) involving cuts, mats, or overlays with one, two, or all three of our CTMH Cricut Cartridges~Art Philosophy, Artiste, or Artbooking. You choose your theme this month using at least one of the CTMH Cricut cartridges. You must use at least one photo on your layout.

Our guest designer Pam Ellison has this "tasty" inspiration for us:

Here's our Design Team inspiration:

Go to the H2H Scrapbooking tab at the top or click HERE to begin linking up your Cricut Me March layout. You have all month to crank up those Cricut machines!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Let the Voting Begin!

It's time to share some H2H love and (for the first time ever) VOTE on your favorite project from each of February's challenges.  We will be announcing a "reader's choice" winner along with our Design Team's selections when we announce our Top 10 on the 10th.

Voting is simple: click on the star below your favorite!  You only get one vote per challenge (or per ISP per challenge, so feel free to campaign and invite friends & family to vote too).  If you click on the photo, you will be taken to the participant's link for a better view of their work.

Have fun, share the love, and may the odds be ever in your favor!