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 27, 2015

Anything Goes- the CTMH Way!

For our final April challenge, we are letting YOU make the rules: anything goes!  Remember, our only requirements are that you use some CTMH product in your project and that you mention us when you link up.  Thanks so much for playing along!  You have until the 30th to participate in any of our great April challenges.

Our Canary Design Team is here this week to share their "anything goes" projects.
Katy
Brandi
Allie
Nikka
LaJeania
Aren't these great?  Remember that anything goes means any kind of  project that uses Close To My Heart products.  We can't wait to see what you share with us!

Monday, April 20, 2015

What a wonderful world!

Hello and welcome to another fun weekly challenge from the Heart 2 Heart Challenges theme. This week we have a theme that is pretty diverse and open to many different interpretations.  Your challenge, if you choose to accept it (and we hope you do!) is "What a wonderful world!"

  • What a wonderful world:
    • Travel, unique beautiful, wonderful places in the world.
    • Earth Day - we live an a beautiful world, what do you do to make this world the best it can be, or what have you done to beautify the world (gardens, flowers, etc.)
    • And of course there is the Louis Armstrong song, "What a Wonderful World" What does this song do to you, remind you of, inspire in you?
    • As always, the sky (and your imagination/creativity) is the limit on how you interpret the challenge!
So as you can see, we have a wide open theme this week and we are so looking forward to seeing what you do with this theme! To help inspire you, here is what our design team has come up with, we can not wait to see what beautiful creations you come up with!


Alyson Mayo

Brandi R. - crzy4scrapbooking
Thanks so much for stopping by and please join us by linking up your wonderful world project below!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

March H2H Favorites!

You can't tell from the past few months that my goal is to post our monthly addicts, top 10, and top chick on the 10th of each month.  Thanks for your patience with me!  It is a big job to choose our winning circle each month, and I am so thankful for all that our design team does to help.  (Aren't they great?!?  Give them and our winners a big shout in the comments section, please!)

Of course, another reason it's so hard to get this post completed in a timely manner is because of all of your great submission!  We all love seeing what you make and how you create.  So THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

Each month we like to start by recognizing our Addicts, those clever (and possibly crazy!) artists who played along with each challenge of the month.  Congratulations and much appreciation to...

*Artsy April
*Casandra Bennett
*Katrina

Now we'd like to showcase our Top 10 favorites from March.
Opposites Attract:
Becca
Lillan

Sheila

Favorite CTMH Sketch:
Alicia
Jody
Wendy

Green with Envy:
Amy
Sheila

How Cute:
Artsy April

Katrina


Congratulations!  Isn't their artwork fantastic?  Winners, be sure to grab your new H2H blog badge to post with pride.

Now it's time to share our Top Chick for March 2015.  Congratulations to...

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Artsy April


If our winner's circle has inspired you, then scroll through our April challenges.  You join any (or all!) of them until the end of the month.  What are you waiting for?!?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sketch Challenge

This week we have a terrific sketch for you to try! Feel free to interpret it in any way that you like, but as always be sure to use some CTMH products and mention the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog! You have until the end of the month to play along with any & all of April's challenges. We can't wait to see your interpretation of the sketch!  We are loving what you're making so far this month.


For a little inspiration, here is our design team's projects:












We can't wait to see how you interpret this great sketch!  You have until the end of the month to play along with any of our April challenges.  Our only requirements are to use (some) Close To My Heart product and to mention us with your post.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Checkerboard Challenge

Welcome back for another Heart 2 Heart challenge.  We hope that this week's challenge won't stump you as much as last.  You still have all month to play along with any of our April challenges, and we throw them down each Monday.  Our only rule is that you use some Close To My Heart product on your project and mention us (H2H) on your entry.  Thanks to everyone who visits and especially those who play along!

This week's challenge is a theme challenge: checkerboard.  Maybe you remember good times around a checkerboard game or maybe you see a pattern in your head instead.  However you interpret this theme, we can't wait to see it.  Here is some inspiration from our lovely Team Thistle:
Alyson

Brandi
Lauren
Cynthia
Nikka
Haley

Are you ready?  The checkered flag is waving!  Bring your project to the finish line and link it up right here.  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Fooling...

Hey gals and guys...Katy here with Team Canary!!!  Since it's almost the end of the month, we're doing this challenge a little bit differently.  We didn't think that today and tomorrow would be enough time to participate, so we're making this one the FIRST CHALLENGE OF APRIL.  Yes, we know the calendar still says March, but not for long!  You have until April 30 to link up to this challenge.

Also, speaking of the end of the month, did you scroll down and see our February winners?  Be sure to congratulate them!

We thought it would be FUN for this week's challenge to include the subject/word FOOL...I mean, after all, April Fools is Wednesday! Don't limit yourself to April Fools though...as you can see by our Design Team, there are PLENTY of interpretations for this challenge!  This challenge is also a SCRAPBOOKING  challenge, but as you know, how you interpret scrapbooking is up to you, too!




LaJeania Hicks

Thanks for stopping by!!!

We hope you'll play along with us and show us your CTMH layout (or other scrapbooking project) using the theme "No Fooling".

You have 'till the end of April to link up your layout, so don't be a fool and miss out on this one!