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Monday, October 28, 2019

Anything Goes!

Happy Monday! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

This week, with Heart 2 Heart, we are issuing a creative challenge of "Anything Goes". We invite you to join us with your artwork by incorporating Close To My Heart in your design. We love seeing what you create!

To get your juices flowing, some of our Design Team Members are sharing their artwork with you below. We look forward to you linking up to us!

Share your artwork with us! We would love for you to do so!

Have a great week and enjoy the end to October! 

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

August Winners

It is finally time to announce our August Heart2Heart winners!  (Thank you for your patience!)

Congratulations to Allisa for earning a Perfect Attendance badge for August!

Our August Darlings are...
Cheryl for Color It!

Allisa for Adventure Awaits!
Allisa (again!) for Pink, Black, and Gray!
Jody for From Me to You!
Congratulations to all of our winners!  Be sure to join us this month, and you might find yourself in the winner's post for October (coming to you around November 10)!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2020 DT Call

If you're interested in serving on our Design Team, read all about it HERE.  Applications are due no later than 11/15.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Pumpkin Spice!

Pumpkin Spice...certainly the craze right now, isn't it?  What do you think of when you hear the words?  I think of good food, yummy coffee drinks, fall adventures and of course, time with family and friends.  We at Heart 2 Heart Challenges invite you to use at least one Close to My Heart product to create a "pumpkin spice" inspired project and then link it to our blog. You have until the end of October to do so.

To get your creative mojo going, here are a few creations from our design team:

Melissa Robinson

Alyson Mayo

Brandi Robinson

Catherine Nowak

Sue Bruch

All of our October challenges are open until the end of the month.  You can join this one, any of the others, or all of them (to earn a Perfect Attendance badge!).  Just be sure to include some Close To My Heart products in your projects!

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

July Winners

It is (well past) time to announce our July winners!  Please go visit each winner's blog post and leave them a little H2H fan love!

We didn't have any Perfect Attendance winners in July.

Our July Darlings are...
Candy Apple challenge:

Celebrate Good Times:

Into the Wild:

On the Border:


Please visit our winners and congratulate them!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

September Winners

First, thank you to each and every participant here at the Heart2Heart Challenges blog!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you!  Second, I must offer my sincerest apologies for not posting our monthly winners.  The fabulous Design Team has been voting each month, but I forgot that I needed to pick up posting duties again.  (I am so embarrassed!)  We will get back on track immediately, and you can expect prior month's winners to be announced this week also.

Congratulations on earning your Perfect Attendance Badge to:

Our H2H Darlings are...

National Stamping Month:
Mary Gunn FUNN

Jody Gustafson



Mixed Fonts:

The Little Things:
Mary Gunn FUNN


All About Cricut:

It was a difficult decision because of all of the great submissions, but our Sweetheart is...

2020 Design Team Call

It is time to recruit some new talent and fresh faces to our Heart2Heart Design Team for the first half of 2020!  We will be celebrating 10 years in the spring!  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 January through June 2020.  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 6 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 November 15.  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 December 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 Jan-April 2020 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, October 14, 2019


For this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge, we want your projects to *S*P*A*R*K*L*E*!  That's all you have to do to join this week's Heart2Heart challenge: add some sparkle with any of our amazingly sparkly products.

Enjoy our Design Team's sparkly inspiration.






Whether you're adding some sparkle for fall or gearing up for the holiday season, we are looking forward to seeing you sparkle!  Remember to use some Close To My Heart products in your project, and link up by the end of the month.

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Monday, October 7, 2019


Welcome to another week with Heart 2 Heart! We have a great challenge for you this week!

This week our challenge is FALL!  I know Fall is a lot of people's favorite time of year; it is for me. It is finally beginning to feel like fall where I live with cooler temps and the leaves are beginning to change.  So lets celebrate fall by joining us and sharing your fall inspired creation.

Here is what our design team has created.

Now it is your turn!  Pull out your fall inspired crafting supplies and share what you create! We love to see your creations! Our rules are simple just make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Color of the Year: Julep

Welcome to another Heart2Heart challenge! We are so glad you are here. This week, we are asking you to share the color of the year; Julep.

Your project should use the the color Julep in your design. The color of the year can be found in both paper packets, Hawthorn and Every little thing, also ribbons, ink, and other accessories.

Let's take a look at all the Color of the Year - Julep the Design Team has to share with us this week.

Danielle Wagner

Carrie Simonds

Brandi R crzy4scrpbooking

Katy Taylor

Melissa Robinson

Lauren Moore 

We can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge. To join us and play along click the link below to link up to our challenge. The rules are simple, create a project (card, layout, home decor item, banner, place cards, or anything you can think of) using at least one Close to My Heart product and the color of the year Julep. You have until the end of the month to link up but don't delay!

Happy Creating from the H2H Design Team!  Be sure to link up before the end of the month!

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