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, June 30, 2014

2014 1st Design Team Farewells

Today, a few of our wonderful Design Team Members are retiring from the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  Please join me in telling them THANK YOU for their commitment and their inspiration to make this a fun CTMH challenge site.  I certainly couldn't pull this off without my great teammates!  Brittany, Debbie, and Shirley, we are going to miss you being regulars here, and we wish you all the very crafty best!  Thank you for all that you have done to enrich our CTMH community.

Today is also the final day to enter any of our June challenges, so you've got a few more hours to link up those projects.  We love to see how you interpret our challenges!

I'll be back tomorrow to throw down our July scrapbooking challenge (and I'll be introducing our new Design Team this week), so come back often.  Thank you again to our retiring DT.  Please leave them lots of loving in the comments section.  We look forward to seeing them back with us from time to time here @ H2H!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Are You Ready for the Great Outdoors?

The great outdoors is our theme this week. Are you ready for Summer? Have big outdoor plans? Well, let us help put you in the mood with a few Great Outdoor projects!


Katy Taylor

LaJeania Hicks

Debbie Reed
Haley Dyer

It is your turn to share your Great Outdoor projects!!  Please remember to use CTMH products on your project.  Also, this is our final June challenge, and you have until next Monday to link up to any and all of our June challenges.  Show off your CTMH pride!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bows and Bowties

Are you ready for another challenge?  This week, we are asking that everyone uses some sort of bow or ribbon in their design.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Our guest designer, Cheryl, made a beautiful layout:


Our design team created the following projects:
 
Brandi

Don't forget to use some Close to My Heart products in your design.  When you've posted to your blog, you may add your link to the link-up below.  Happy creating!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

May's Addicts and Top 10!

Are you enjoying your summer?  We are loving all your Close To My Heart creations! It is so much fun to challenge you each week and see your interpretations of our themes.

While we had lots of participation in our May weekly themes, one special lady participated in every. single. May. challenge!  Congratulations to...

...Pam of Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner!  Be sure to display your H2H Addict badge on your blog with pride!

Now it's time to show off our Top 10 from our May challenges.  Thank you ALL for playing along!

Magical May Scrapbooking:
Casandra
Katrina
Take 5:
Scrapbooking Sue

Amie
It's a Banner Day:
Gina
Janet S.
In the Garden:
Becca 
Jody

So Very Nauti{cool}:
Donna

Kelly Janes

Aren't they terrific?  You can see why it is so hard to only choose a few winners for each challenge and how difficult it is to select our Top Chick!  Speaking of Top Chick, are you ready for the May winner?  Let's hear it for...


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Gina B.!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  (Please pick up your blog badges and display them with pride!)  If you haven't visited their blogs, be sure to stop by and leave a little H2H love.

Everyone who plays is a winner in our book, so be sure to play along with our June challenges.  We love our H2H players!

Monday, June 9, 2014

So Studly just in Time for Father's Day

Our Heart2Heart theme this week is 'So Studly' what a great theme for Father's Day. We will be sharing artwork showcasing a masculine flair and many of us will be sharing an awesome Close To My Heart product - Durabilities - metal stud style embellishments.

Cheryl Even, our June guest designer, has created for us a beautifully 'Studly' card:

Cheryl Even



Katy Taylor

Debbie Reed


We would love to see what artwork you have to share using a 'Studly' masculine theme.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome Our June Designer!

You've already seen two of her great creations (and many more if you've visited H2H for a long time), so it's time to introduce our June guest designer, Cheryl Even!

My name is Cheryl Even, and I live in sunny Southern California. My hubby and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary this year, and we are blessed to have two wonderful little boys. I’ve always loved drawing and sketching, and I won my first contest for artwork when I was in first grade. I stumbled upon scrapbooking in 1998 when I was invited to a home party to try it out. I fell in love and have been scrapping ever since. I added card-making to my repertoire a few years back, and enjoy stamping on my cards and layouts.  Between crafting, blogging about crafting, taking care of my family, and my church responsibilities, I am one busy but blessed lady!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Rhapsody in Blue

Good Morning all you lovely crafters!!!

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, we are all feeling blue.  Not depressed -- just in the mood for blue!  We asked our designers to be inspired by the color blue and create a project that predominately used that color!  Now, we did issue bonus points if they included a musical motif in the project!

First let me start with our Guest Designer Cheryl Even's lovely project:

Even More Scrapping!

Isn't that gorgeous???  She used Close to My Heart's Skylark paper - just love this!!

Now for our Design Team's projects:

Jen Patrick - Roxybonds

Haley Bell Dyer - The Inky Scrapper

Lucy Kelleher - Love 2 Create

Brandi Robinson - Crzy4Scrapbooking

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Remember, if you include a musical motif, you get bonus points :) 

Link up below - have a wonderfully crafty day!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June's Scrapbook Challenge: Everyday Journeys

Each month, we are throwing down a challenge specifically for your scrapbookers.  You do NOT have to be a scrapper to join us!  You can create anything that uses a photo (or a story you want to preserve): a layout, a mini album, home decor, etc.  So what is June's challenge?  We want to see those everyday journeys.  Create a project all about an everyday life moment or personal journey you can share. We always scrapbook the special events and about everyone else. Now it's time to have a page or two about you. Make this a fun project for the scrapbook for future generations to see that you're not just a parent, grandparent, family member, or professional scrapbooker. Show us your inner diva, or that fun flying-by-your-pants person you know you are, or the journey you walk daily to make life better for yourself.

         * Incorporate (at least one) CTMH Flip Flaps.
         * Use at least 1 photo (required).

Here's our design team's inspiration:
June's Guest Designer Cheryl
Debbie
Now it's your turn! You have all month to try your hand at the everyday journeys challenge.