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!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Design Team Call

It is time to recruit some new talent and fresh faces to our Heart2Heart Design Team for the final half of 2019!  If you love Heart 2 Heart Challenges and want to share your love of creating with Close To My Heart, then consider applying for our Design Team!  If selected, your term will be from July through December 2019.  If you’re still interested after reading through the requirements, send your application to h2hchallenges@gmail.com.  



We will continue to have TWO Design Teams! The teams will both have 4 month terms but will split the responsibilities with one team inspiring us one week and the other team inspiring us the next. This allows the teams members to get a little "break" and gives them additional time to get their artwork ready for their week's challenge.

If you would like to be considered for one of the teams, here is the application process:
*Email h2hchallenges@gmail.com with your name, location, blog address, email address and a little bio about you. Be sure to tell me why you want to be a part of the team and how long you have been a CTMH consultant. Also, we’d like to know where you live because we are looking for geographic diversity too.

*If you are currently serving on a design team or have in the past, tell us about that experience.  Please include a link to the challenge blog(s).

* You MUST know how to write and schedule/publish a post on Blogger.  (We can help you learn if you don't already know how.) Each DT member will have a couple of weeks (scattered throughout your term) in which you are responsible for hosting/writing the Monday challenge post. Don't worry - the team will be around to help out with this as well but please only apply if you are comfortable blogging.

*You must be able to join our DT Facebook group.  We use this group as the most effective means of communication and where you post your artwork when you're not hosting.

* You must send photos of three of your pieces of artwork. DO NOT send me a link to your blog to look at your artwork there - I want you to pick what you consider three of your best and include them with the application.

ALL applications must be received by June 5.  This is a very quick turnaround time, but you will need time to start creating for January 1!  We will make the selection of the new team members with notification sent out no later than June 10.  

Here are some more things to keep in mind about a position on the DT.  You are committing to:
*Participate in a challenge every other week (each of your team's weeks) and have your artwork for each challenge posted to the DT Facebook Group the Saturday before the challenge begins.
*Make an effort to post your artwork on any other boards/galleries you belong to and advertise our challenge blog whenever and wherever you can so we can continually grow in numbers of participants. We currently have an H2H page on Facebook that I would like DT members to join but this is optional.  (The Facebook DT group is required.)
*Participate in any extra programs that we may decide upon as a team. You are also expected to weigh in on your choices of winners in monthly awards (Top Ten) by the deadline.
*Join a Facebook Group set up specifically for team members.
*Visit the blogs of the challenge participants and leave comments.
*Serve as H2H blog hostess about once every other month.  (You must know how to use Blogger to do this.)
*Your term would be Jan-April 2019 with an option to renew at the end of your term if mutually agreeable.
*Possibly offer a small prize at least once during your term.

What you get in return:
* Commitment to producing artwork at least once every 2 weeks which gives you an opportunity to create on a regular basis!
* Opportunities to stretch yourself creatively with support from a great team!
* Increased blog traffic which will hopefully lead to an increase in your business!
* Fun and fellowship with the entire team and a chance to meet new consultants and CTMH fans!

I think that about wraps it up. What are you waiting for? Send in your application today!! (Any questions can be directed to me at h2hchallenges@gmail.com.)  Thanks!

Monday, May 27, 2019

BESTIES with H2H...

ONE MORE WEEK left in May and I hope you all are ready for the Summer!!!

Nothing screams Summer like spending time with your BESTIE and we are challenging you to show us what you got!


Let's take a look at what our DT Members have created...






THANK YOU so much for stopping by...we hope you'll play along with us and show us all your BESTIE stuff!!!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, May 20, 2019

April Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

April Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

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


PERFECT ATTENDANCE BADGE:  This month we had one  participant awarded  the H2H Perfect Attendance Award for participating in each challenge of the month to two wonderful ladies this month Allisa (Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts) and Cheryl (Even More Scrapping) they both always have the most adorable artwork. Congratulations ladies!!!

Become a May Addict... 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 May!



OUR APRIL DARLINGS ARE...
Color Challenge
Alissa

Cheryl E

Stefani


Favorite Sketch
Allisa


Stafani


Suzanne R



"Weather" or Not
Allisa


Cheryl E


Stafani



Happy Times  
Cheryl E


Allie


Allisa



We are very excited to see some new names and some "old" friends this month Congratulations to our Darlings...be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!


Our April Sweetheart is the amazingly talented...
Allisa Chilton!
Congratulations to all of our winners!!

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

Our current May challenges are still open...

Remember, if you aspire to see your name in our Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart 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 from all of the H2H team!



For the Love of Pets



Welcome to Heart 2 Heart!  This week we are bringing you a fun challenge! 

This week's challenge is all about our love of pets!!  Animals are an important part of so many of our lives.  Many of us have pets  and there are so many different types ... dogs, cats, fish, guinea pigs  horses, rabbits... you get the idea!  So lets celebrate our pets with a scrapbook layout, a card or whatever fabulous creation you can create.

Keep in mind you must use one Close to My Heart product in you project.  You have to the end of the month to participate in this challenge or any of our other May challenges.  Let's take a look at our design team inspirations. 



We can't wait to see what you come up with!! Link up your design making sure you uses at least one Close to My Heart product.  You have until the end of May to join us!!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, May 13, 2019

Minty Fresh

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Welcome back to another week here at Heart 2 Heart!

This week the theme is Minty Fresh. Show us your favourite new project with the color Mint!

Here's what the Design Team has been creating to give you some inspiration.

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Amy Ricker Pitts
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Danielle Wagner
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Catherine Nowak

Haley Dyer
Katy Taylor

Now let's see your Minty Fresh creations, link them up below.  Remember, you have all month to join any (and all!) of our May challenges!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, May 6, 2019

National Scrapbook Month (NSM)

The first Saturday in May is National Scrapbooking Day for those of us in the paper crafting hobby or business this is a big day, we celebrate all things paper but really it is so much more that paper. For me and many I know scrapbooking is way more than just paper. Scrapbooking for some is a creative outlet, it is a chance to go back and reflect on past memories while scrapbooking them...desperate to get caught up, for others it is a chance to save those precious family moments that would be long for gotten and for others it is a a fun hobby or business, or all of the above. Whatever your reasons are for scrapbooking and I am sure there is more than one....it is a time to reflect and cherish the memories we are preserving for future generations!


You have all month to celebrate with us!  We want to see your scrapbooking/memory keeping in whatever form you love.

And now on to some samples that we hope will inspire you from our design team:
















We would love to see what you have for this challenge, show us your favourite layouts featuring at least one Close to My Heart product. This challenge is open all month, so you have until May 31 to upload your project. We can't wait to see your projects!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Florals


Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, which is actually the first one for May! To participate, simply create a piece of artwork that incorporates at least one Close To My Heart product, and then link up to us at the bottom of the post ⬇ to share it with the world. How you interpret the theme, is up to you!

So...start gathering your supplies and be inspired by some artwork designed by a few of our Design Team members.



Alyson Mayo


Danielle Wagner

Haley Dyer

We look forward to your participation in this and all challenges! In fact, you have today and tomorrow to participate in any challenges from April. Then, gear up for May! 

Have a rockin' week!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter