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Monday, August 31, 2015

September Color Challenge

What's a challenge blog to do when the very last day of the month is also the Monday to introduce a new challenge?  We didn't think it would be fair to give you less than 24 hours to participate in a challenge (because all of our challenges end on the last day of the month), so instead we are giving you a peek today at our amazingly beautiful (if we do say so ourselves) September color challenge.  Tomorrow (September 1), you'll find our Design Team's inspiration with this color challenge and the InLinkz link up tool to add your beautiful creations.
Isn't this picture and color scheme lovely?  We encourage you to combine Cranberry, Sunset, Glacier, Lagoon, and Topiary, and we can't wait to see what blossoms.

Thanks to everyone who visits us here at Heart 2 Heart!  Please remember that today is the last day to participate in any of our August challenges.  You can get a jump start on our September color challenge and link up beginning tomorrow (through the end of September).  Thanks!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Working 9 to 5 Challenge

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges: "Working 9 to 5"!  There are so many ways to have fun with this challenge and you have this last week of the month to do it!  Do you have pictures of a home remodel job you want to show off, pictures of a kid at their first job or group photos from work?  How about a congratulations card to someone who just started a new job or a thank you card for someone who did a job for you?  Grab your CTMH papers and inks and have some FUN with this challenge!  I know our Design Team did!

First up is our Guest Designer Sue Reynolds. Be sure to visit Sue at her blog to say hello and check out the rest of her awesome artwork!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll join us this week and or any of our other fun August challenges!  Make it your own and show us your inky, glittery, crafty and paper filled fun projects!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Good Day, Sunshine

Good Day, Sunshine!

Welcome to another Heart2Heart Monday.  Summer is well under way and hopefully everyone has had a chance to soak up some sun.  This weeks challenge is your opportunity to share your scrapbook layouts, cards or other paper crafting projects showcasing our theme.

You will have all month long to participate in any (or all) of this month's challenges!

Our guest designer for the month of August is Sue Reynolds, let's check out Sue's interpretation of this weeks challenge.   By the way, don't forget to visit her blog and check out some of the other cool stuff Sue shares with us.

"Sunshine, Freedom and a Little Flower"

And here are the fun and inspiring projects from our design team:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our creations, we hope that you find these projects inspiring and join this weeks Heart2Heart Challenge by sharing your own work.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ticket to Ride

Happy Monday to all of you! Our challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is Ticket to Ride and you are all invited to join us on our ride!  You have all month long to participate in any (or all) of this month's challenges! You need to include at least some Close To My Heart products in your projects to participate in our challenges. 

Ticket to Ride can be interpreted in many different ways - perhaps something driven, something taken for a ride, such as a roller coaster, a car or maybe even a tractor... or maybe the Beatles' song is your inspiration. There may be some other meaning that we may not even have considered - go with it and share it with us! 

Let's see how our Guest Designer, Sue Reynolds, interpreted this theme. 

And now, the creations from our Design Team:

Thanks for taking a look at our creations. We can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge! Share your creations with us by linking up below.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

July's Top 10 & More!

July was a fun month at Heart 2 Heart with our "Life Is..." Series!  Thank you to everyone who played along and shared your craftiness with us.  We had # crafters who participated in each and every one of our July challenges.  These crazy addicts are..

*Artsy April
*Debi B.
*Jody G.
*I Luv Scrapping Too

Congratulations, Addicts!  We love your enthusiasm!  Be sure to snag your blog badge from our sidebar!

Now the hard choices begin.  In no particular order, here are the July Top 10.
Life's a Picnic
Mary Gunn Funn
Artsy April

Life's a Beach
Creatively Artsy Card Gallery
Mary Gunn Funn
Memories in Thyme

Life Is a Highway
Artsy April

Life Is Good
I Luv Scrapping Too

Congratulations to the H2H Top 10!  Be sure to snag your blog badge from our sidebar!

Now we must announce our July Top Chick.  Congratulations to..

Mary Gunn Funn!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  We truly appreciate everyone who plays along with our challenges.  We love to see what you make.  Want to be in the winner's circle with these lovely ladies?  Play along with any- or all- of our Heart 2 Heart challenges!  All of our August challenges are open for the entire month, so what are you waiting for?

Monday, August 3, 2015

Birthday Bash!

Hello! Happy Monday to all of our fabulous followers. We are kicking off August with a Birthday Bash and you are all invited to join us!  You will have all month long to participate in any (or all) of this month's challenges! 

We celebrate a bit differently than most, we are inviting you to join us by showcasing your birthday themed cards, layouts, home decor projects, anything at all as long as it is birthday related! Bring out those invitations, party decorations, thank you cards, and birthday cards! 

Lets get this party started with our guest designer for August....Sue Reynolds. Sue brings us this adorable card. 

Sue Reynolds

And here are the fun designs from our design team:

Angela White
Haley Dyer
Lauren Moore
Laurie Levorson
Nikka Geers

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, we look forward to seeing your creations!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome "Ms. August," Our Guest Designer

Please join the Heart 2 Heart Design Team in welcoming our August guest designer, Sue Reynolds!
Hello! My name is Suzanne Reynolds, originally from Buffalo, NY.  I am married with three grown children and five grandchildren. I was a part of the work force for many years, but am now retired, residing with my husband in the Phoenix Metro area along with the rest of our family.  I was a workaholic and worried what was I going to do in retirement. About 25 years ago I did  scrapbook and made Christmas cards each year so paper crafting is not new to me.   In my blog, click on the tab for Scrapbooking and see some of my old scrapbook pages from 25 years ago and note the changes and advancements of papercrafting.  

It didn’t take me long after leaving the workplace to bring out my stash of old cardstock, design papers, stamps and embellishments to share my creative side in Heart2Heart Challenges. Of course I had to get updated supplies…this was easy because my daughter is a CTMH consultant and I think I'm keeping her in business.  Sometimes a risk taker with my art, I like developing clever ways to utilize materials and trying both old and new techniques. So it is confirmed…I have transitioned from workaholic to cardaholic. Enjoy my creations this month!

When I’m not crafting, I may be sewing, or you may find me at the fitness center (not so much) or enjoying the pool... or quite possibly on a cruise or vacation.  In fact the first two weeks of August we will be traveling north to get out of the heat.