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, September 24, 2018

Sweet Treats

Welcome back to Heart 2 Heart for our last challenge in September!


Sweet Treats is this week's theme - and it just happens to be Close To My Heart's September Stamp of the Month. You certainly don't have to use this stamp set as there are other ways to interpret this theme such as tasty candy, warm cinnamon buns, etc. We leave that decision completely up to you!

Let's take a look at the sweet treats projects created by our design team.













This is the last week to link up with this or any of the other September challenges:

  • Ribbon
  • Banner Day
  • South of the Border
Be sure to use at least some Close To My Heart products in your projects - if it isn't obvious, please provide a list of the products that you used. 

We can't wait to see what you create! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ribbon

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, entitled "Ribbon"!

Ribbon is great for prettying up packages, little girl's hair...what about papercrafting projects?! We'd love to see ways you incorporate ribbon into your artwork by linking up to our challenge at the bottom of this post.

To participate, be sure to incorporate Close To My Heart product in your creation. (It is helpful to identify it if it is not completely obvious).

In order to get your creative mojo going, some of our Design Team Members have shared their artwork with you!





Haley Dyer
Be sure to join the creative fun and invite your friends to participate! We enjoy seeing your artwork!

Remember, you can participate in this Heart 2 Heart Challenge, and the others for September, through the end of this month!


Have an awesome week and don't forget...to Make It From Your Heart! 


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

August Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

We loved seeing all of your amazing
August creations! 
Thanks for sharing with us and being part of our challenges.  We love how YOU inspire us!

PERFECT ATTENDANCE BADGE:  This past month unfortunately we did not have any participants awarded  the H2H Perfect Attendance Award for participating in each challenge of the month.

Let's see if we can have some September Addicts... Don't forget you can go back to any theme in the current month and still enter a project up to the last day to earn this badge. New H2H themes are announced every Monday and can usually be combined with other challenges.  Please invite and encourage your friends to participate.  We love seeing what you create!

(See current challenges at bottom.)


Let's see how many of you will become a future 
Perfect Attendance Addict for September! 

OUR AUGUST DARLINGS ARE...



For the Love of Crafting 





Cuteness Overload





Heavy Metal 



Cheryl E   




Layers, Layers, Layers 

Debi B  




Duly Noted











We are very excited to see some new names
and some "old" friends in the Top 10!!!!!
Congratulations! 
Darlings...be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!




OUR JULY SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...



Congratulations,  Jody!!

September - Addicts, Darlings and Sweethearts 
will be announced by the 15th of the next month.

Our current Sept challenges still open are...
South of the Border 
And
Banners Day 
and more to come each Monday! 

Remember, if you aspire to seeing your name in our Winners post, then you have to play!  (Honestly, we wish that we could feature more of your work!  Scroll through our InLinkz and leave your fellow H2H players a little love from time to time.)  
Happy crafting!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Banner Day

Hi everyone! Michelle here, taking over the blog for a day! Today we are going to have a Banner Day, right??

Mondays are usually hard on everyone, me included! No matter how hard it can be, we can make it a bit better. Maybe it's a cup of joe, a sweet treat, listening to some great music, or even just snuggling up with a loved one.

Sometimes, you just need to see something crafty, and then maybe have it inspire us to do something crafty ourselves!

Today, we are all about the banners! There are so many different banner shapes! We have a BUNCH of them on every one of our Cricut Cartridges! But, you don't have to have a cricut to make banners! It is super easy to make a banner! Just find the middle of your paper, and cut a straight line up to the depth that you would like your banner to be. Then you cut from one corner to the end of your first cut, then cut the other side to the end of your first cut. Viola! You are done with your banner!

I would LOVE to see what you do with banners! They are great on cards, layouts, and even 3-D projects! Show us what your banner looks like! Remember, use at least one product that is Close to my Heart, and use the link tool at the bottom of this post to share your project with us!

Check out these projects for some inspiration!


Michelle Johns
Alyson Mayo

Sue Bruch

Laurie Levorson

Brandi Robinson






You have until the end of the month to share your artwork with us, so please do!

Do you love CTMH? How about our blog? Share our challenge image with your friends, so they can come participate too!
Also, did you know that you can have our posts sent directly to your email, that way you don't miss a challenge? On the side bar, over there on the right, is a few different options! You can use an RSS feed or you can subscribe via email delivery. Why don't you put your information into one of those boxes, just so you don't miss out on any of our fun challenges!

We can't wait to see what fun stuff you share with us!


Monday, September 3, 2018

South of the Border

Welcome back to another Heart 2 Heart challenge! This week we are heading South of the Border and our design team has come up with some adorable projects sure to inspire you.













Are you ready to head South of the Border? You have until September 30 to submit your South of the Border artwork. Don't forget to watch for our other September Challenges. We cannot wait to see what you create!