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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Design Team Call: January-April 2017

It is time to recruit some new talent and fresh faces to our Heart2Heart Design Team for the new year!  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 January-April 2017.  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, address, 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 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. 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 - I will be around to help out with this as well but please only apply if you are comfortable blogging.

* 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 November 20.  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 by Dec. 1 with notification sent out no later than Dec. 3.  That will give you almost a month to begin creating for the kick off January 1!

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 January-April 2016 with an option to renew at the end of your term.
*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, October 24, 2016

Jeepers Creepers

Welcome to this final October Heart 2 Heart Challenge with the theme, "Jeepers Creepers".

Close To My Heart has a paper pack titled such but you have the opportunity to interpret the theme as you choose, as long as you incorporate CTMH products in your artwork.

To inspire you, here are some artwork creations from members of the Design Team, all of whom incorporated the Jeepers Creepers product line and some did so beyond Halloween.

Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to you linking your fabulous artwork creations here, joining this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge!  You have until the 31st to participate in any of the October challenges!  We can't wait to see what you create.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

September Sweetheart, Darlings, & More

Here at Heart 2 Heart, we love seeing what you make in response to our weekly challenges.  Each month we honor our top 10 selections of the month and our overall favorite.  We always start our recognition with the H2H Addicts, the players who participated in each challenge of the month.

Our first congrats go to Addicts...
*Sue @ I Luv Scrapping Too and
*Sheila's Stamping Stuff!

Our first challenge of the month, National Stamping Month, was a huge hit!  Congrats to...
From My Heart

Vickie O'Dell

I Luv Scrapping Too

Thanks a Latte
Create Kindness:
I Luv Scrapping Too

Sea Glass:


Mary Gunn FUNN


I Luv Scrapping Too
Heart 2 Heart Darlings, please grab your badge and display it with pride!

The hardest decision we face each month is selecting the ONE Heart 2 Heart Sweetheart to recognize.  This month was difficult, but our designers narrowed our selection down to...

Kandi @ Teojax!!!

If you'd like to be featured here, be sure to join any of our October challenges!  They are all open until the 31st.  Thanks for participating!

Monday, October 17, 2016


Welcome to this week's Heart2Heart Challenge everyone!

This week's theme is "Woodgrain" and with the seasons changing and fall season here, let's all bring out those awesome patterned paper, stamps and embossing folders to showcase nature's best.  How about it? We challenge you to share cards, scrapbook layouts or any other great craft projects using this week's theme.          

Check out these wonderful projects 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, October 10, 2016

Perfect 10

Welcome to a new week in October! Here at Heart 2 Heart we have a fun new challenge for you to craft with. "Perfect 10" is the theme! We can't wait to see what spin you can put on it.

Lets start you off with a little bit of inspiration! Our "Team Blossom", here at Heart 2 Heart, has put together their own projects to showcase with you. We invite you to visit each blog and leave them feedback.

Brandi R - crzy4sccrapbooking

So, what will YOU create? We look forward to seeing what Perfect 10 means to you. Make sure to link up your project here by the end of the month, so that you can play along in the challenge.

Monday, October 3, 2016


This week at Heart 2 Heart we are going UPTOWN! 

Uptown..what is uptown? It could be anything you consider uptown, is it a night out on the town, is it the City Scapes paper, it is Uptown Girl by Billy Joel or Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. When you hear "uptown" what do you think of and share it with us!

Need some help? here is our design team creations to inspire you.

Angela White @ luvz2scrapbook.com
Jenifer Benner - Deaf Crafter

Laurie Levorson Crafty Sisters Creations 
Melissa Robinson

Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

I hope you are inspired by our different designs. We would love to see what you come up with, we can't wait to see what you have to show us. You have until October 30th to show add your Uptown project to the link below.