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, August 29, 2016

Hip to be Square

It's all about the square - open or closed, to add a border or not to add a border, to layer or not to layer... Perhaps the song "Hip to be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News comes to mind - I know that is an old favourite of mine and remains in my music collection today. Maybe square means something totally different to you that we haven't even considered! 
If you choose to use the shape of a square, your project can be simply a square shape, a series of squares, interlocking squares, multiple squares or any combinations of squares that you can create. Or surprise us and do something totally different with the square theme - after all, it's "Hip to be Square" this week! 


Here is what your design team did with this theme: 













Be sure to use some Close To My Heart products in your project. 

This challenge has been extended until September 3rd since this Monday is so close to the end of the month.  (You can do it!)
All other August challenges end on August 31st so be sure to get your projects linked up! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

For the Girls!

My Girl, Big Girls Don't Cry, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.... all famous song titles about girls.
How about these famous lines of poetry:
     Sugar and spice and all things nice,
     That's what little girls are made of.
Do any of the above trigger memories?
This weeks' challenge at Heart 2 Heart is "For the Girls"
The word "girls" now often refers to youngsters as well as ladies - so a "girl" theme can be interpreted may ways - go with it where you will - we love to see your creations!

Here is what the design team did with this theme:












Now it's your turn! Show us the girls in your life! Remember to use at least some Close To My Heart products on your project. You have until the end of August to enter this or any of the August challenges. Be sure to mention Heart 2 Heart in your post as well.

Happy creating!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Boys will be Boys!!

It's Raining Men, Where the Boys Are, Boys are Back in Town, Boyfriend.... I bet you're singing the lyrics to one of these songs right now.!!!  So what do all these songs have in common?  Why, of course, it's the challenge for this week at Heart 2 Heart - Boys will be Boys!!!

Check out what the talented design team came up with.





We can't wait to see what you'll come up with.  Link up your projects here- you have all month to participate in any of the August challenges!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Copy That!

Hello, Friends!

This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I am so pleased to host the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week!  Our theme is COPY THAT and I think it will be a really fun challenge for you all!  Simply flip through your new Annual Inspirations (like you haven't done that a million times already!) and find some artwork you especially love.  Then COPY THAT artwork!  Of course you can put your own spin on the projects and tweak them any way you'd like.

Show us what you come up with!  We love to see all the amazing projects that are shared each week.  But first, take a look at what the design team has created.  Thanks for stopping by today!







Brandi Robinson


Jenifer Benner

As always, you have all month to join any of this month's challenges.  We hope you'll COPY THAT and borrow some inspiration from the new Annual Inspirations.  Again, put your own twist on your copy, and let us know what you're copying.  You must use some Close To My Heart products in your project, and don't forget to mention Heart 2 Heart Challenges too.  COPY THAT!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Florence

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge where we are featuring the Florence product line. (Did you know it is only available through the end of this month?) It is a beautiful paper pack that features these colors: Flaxen, Peacock, Poppy, Ruby, Saffron, and Whisper.
To get you inspired in designing artwork with these products, some of our Design Team Members have shared their creations. We would love for you to link up to this post and show us your creativity. We always enjoy seeing what you design.






Haley Dyer

Now, be sure to link up and join this week's challenge. We look forward to it!

Happy August!