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Monday, February 29, 2016


Welcome to the third month (ok, one more day thanks to Leap Year but we did not want to keep you waiting for our first challenge of the third month.....3 (three). Your challenge is to use 3....

Three what you ask? Anything with a 3 in it...3 papers or embellishments, 3 pictures, anyone having a birthday with a 3 in it? Use your imagination and creativity and show us your thoughts on 3!

Our March Guest Designer Lilian from The Leaf Studio has a cute project to share with you.

Our design team has been super busy coming up with projects with 3 in it some how, and here is what we came up with!
Alyson Mayo

Heather Jane

Melissa Robinson

Page Dolecki

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking
We can not wait to see what you come up with, please join us by linking up below! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

January Sweethearts and More

With our new blog header and badges this year, we're also making a few changes to how we recognize Heart 2 Heart challenge participants.  First, we still want to recognize the fabulous followers who participate in each challenge of the month.  This month, we are proud to give the H2H Perfect Attendance award and badge to...

*Sue Reynolds at I Luv Scrapping Too!

We are still showcasing our top favorites of each week's challenge with our H2H Darling award and badge.  Congratulations to the following players for their incredible creations!

Wendy C.

Cheryl E.



By the Numbers:




We love all of our Darlings, but we especially fell in love with this H2H Sweetheart...






Thank you to everyone who joined us this past month.  We hope you've got your entries into our February challenges, which all close on the 29th.  Thanks for joining us and congratulations again to all of our loves!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Party Animals

Hello, Crafty Friends!

This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I'm pleased to introduce the challenge for this week--PARTY ANIMALS!!  Most of my design team sisters chose to use the Balloon Animals February Stamp of the Month as their party animals, but don't let that limit your imaginations.  Your party animals could be friends or family celebrating at a special event, an outing at the zoo or even your own pets in a party mood!  Let the party spirit take you where it will and then link up your projects below for everyone to enjoy!

Our first project is from Guest Designer, Kathleen Androlewicz from Life is Like a Bowl of Stamps.  Be sure to visit her blog and give her a big party cheer for this adorable card!

And now for the projects from Team Peacock:

Monday, February 15, 2016

Share the Love Color Challenge: Shades of Red, Black and White

You may be wondering why Heart 2 Heart posted this challenge on Friday when we pride ourselves with starting your week each Monday with a challenge.  Well, this week we are joining up with the fabulous Color Dare Challenge Blog to bring you a joint challenge opportunity!  For the first time ever, we are sharing the Close To My Heart love by bringing you one challenge that we are both sharing: shades of Black, White Daisy, and red: Pomegranate, Ruby, or Cranberry.

We welcome Kathleen Androlewicz as our Guest Designer for the month of February!  We are happy to welcome her from "Bowls of Stamps" and are thankful she decided to share her artwork with us for the week!  You can visit her blog and see more of her artwork by clicking on her name link.

Our design team has created this artwork to share with you!




We've got some more fun up our sleeves, so be sure to join us!  Be sure to link up your creation both here AND at the Color Dare #180!
To be eligible for a prize, you must enter by the Color Dare deadline of 2/18, but you can still link here until the end of the month.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Favorite Paper Pack

Welcome to this week's Heart2Heart Challenge!  This week's theme is all about your favorite Close To My Heart Paper Pack.  Your favorite paper pack doesn't have to be the traditional 12X12 paper, it can also be the Picture My Life cards and overlays.  Close To My Heart releases several paper packs every quarter in addition to the annual inspiration paper packs and it's so hard to just pick one so feel free to share one or many. You will have all month long to participate in any (or all) of this month's challenges!

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

Here's what our design team members created for this week's challenge.

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, February 1, 2016


Welcome to the 2nd month of the new year! It's already February! We are kicking off this month's collection of challenges with a theme that embraces the number 2. (February is the 2nd month of the year!- get it?) Use the number 2 or "TWO" or the inspirations of two in your project! We cannot wait to see what you come up with.

We're excited to welcome Guest Designer Kathleen Androlewicz for the month of February!  Her project this week is in honor of her new twin nephews.  (Aww!)

Team "Pomegranate" is here to show you where this challenge took them! Browse the projects these talented ladies created and then see where the inspiration takes you. Bring it back here and link up by the end of the month for a chance to win bragging rights.

Create With Alyson- Alyson Mayo

Inky Hearts Papercrafting- Terrie Shortsleeve
Heartfelt Sentiments- Melissa Robinson

Paige Dolecki- Stamologist

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Have a Happy February!