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Monday, April 5, 2021

What's Your Angle?

Hello! Welcome to the first challenge in April with H2H Challenges. Before I get to our first challenge of the month, it is my turn to say Hi and introduce myself. My name is Brandi Robinson and I am not sure how long I have been on the Heart 2 Heart Design team but it has been several years, definitely over 5 probably closer to 10, I guess in the 7-8 year range. I am a die hard scrapbooker who happens to make cards. I started scrapbooking shortly after I got married when I stumbled upon a scrapbooking store and told my husband we are going in. I was immediately inspired by the pages and paper and everything and thought, "wouldn't it be great to have a scrapbook of our first year of marriage?" He agreed and the rest is history! So I have been scrapbooking since 2003 and I joined CTMH in 2008 when I moved to Canada. I love all things paper crafting but my heart is with scrapbooking and card making is a very close second!

Now, time to talk challenges! This week our challenge is What's Your Angle? and the goal is to use angles on your projects. 

Now it is your turn to show us what you  create using angles. Just link up below by April 30th at 11:59 pm, you have a whole month to play along. We look forward to seeing your creations!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

February Winners

 February was a LOVEly month here at Heart2Heart Challenges!  We want to thank everyone who participated.  We LOVE having you join us!

Winners, please grab your badge!

All You Need Is Love challenge winners (in no particular order) are:

Melanie H.

Janet Sisk



Add a Border challenge winners (in no particular order) are:

Michelle Loncar


Please join me in congratulating our February Heart2Heart challenge winners! 

We would love to feature YOU here in a winners post this year.  Our March challenges are open through the end of the month, so join us!

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Midas Touch ~ A Color Challenge: Gold

Welcome to our second challenge for the month of March!

I am Cat Nowak, one of the Design Team members here at Heart 2 Heart for two years now. I have been a Close to My Heart Maker for nine years this month!  I am a retired veterinarian.  My husband and I have one son who is in elementary school and keeps us on our toes.  We live in Colorado so we love taking in all the outdoor activities.  But that does not stop me from spending time in my craft room.  I was an exclusive scrapbooker until 10 years ago when I began making cards.  Now I love all paper crafts! 

 Our second challenge for March is The Midas Touch ~ A Color Challenge: Gold. Have fun with this challenge and add a bit of gold to your project. Please remember you can link up with us in a variety of ways ~ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and many other platforms in addition to a blog.  We really hop you will play with us.

Here is what our Design Team has come up with to jump start your creativity.

Alyson Mayo

Now it is your turn! Create your project and link it up with us. Just remember to include at least one Close to My Heart product in your project. We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, March 1, 2021

March Sketch Challenge

This week we want to inspire you with a SKETCH...we hope you'll make it your own, as you can see our Design Team did FANTASTICALLY!!!

Here's a look at what they created..

Thanks for stopping by...below is the sketch we would like you to use when playing along! 
Card Base 5.5 x 4.25 (Standard A2 size)
And, don't forget, you have until March 31st to enter your artwork (featuring CTMH products)...post the deep URL to your post (not your blog) below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, February 22, 2021

Heart2Heart January Winners

 Thank you to everyone who joined us in January!  We LOVE your creations!  (You still have a little time to participate in February.)  Grab out badge if you made the winners' list and display it proudly!

Out with the Old, in with the New Winners:



Michelle B.

Slimline Cards Winners:

Michelle L.



For January, we are pleased to announce that we have one Sweetheart, a participant who was selected as a winner in both challenges of the month!  Congratulations to...

Jody Gustafson!

Congratulations to our January winners!  You have just under a week to join us for our February challenges.  What are you waiting for?

Friday, February 19, 2021

How To Join Us/Link Up

We are thrilled you follow the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and love to see your wonderful artwork! While we have scaled back on the number of challenges each month, it’s with the hope participation will increase and that you can join in on all challenges this year. We realize everyone is busy and thought that an opportunity to focus on creating for fewer challenges would be beneficial to all, especially during these unusual times.

Are you not a blogger but do create artwork while incorporating Close To My Heart products? If so, DID YOU KNOW you can link up to us using other means? Through InLinkz, you can also participate by using:

  • Facebook
  • Instragram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest and...
  • You can even upload photos directly!
While some platforms would not allow others to comment as easily on your artwork (i.e. if someone is not your FB friend), there are feasible options. Consider joining in on the CREATIVE FUN as we love seeing what you have to share!
If you have any questions about this, you can leave a comment below and we will assist you. You are also welcome to contact us on our Heart 2 Heart Challenges Facebook Page!
We look forward to increased partipation in 2021! Will you join us?!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Technique Challenge: Add a Border

Hello friends!  We hope you are doing well and getting a little crafting time in.  We have another challenge for you this month. This technique challenge requires you to Add a Border.

Borders can add so much to a design.  You can stamp, die-cut, tear, and draw borders - the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.   Whatever you chose to do, we just ask that you share your Add a Border creation with us here at Heart2Heart.

Here are a few ideas to inspire you created by the Heart2Heart Design Team.


Aren't they just fabulous?! We hope that you choose to join this challenge and share your Add a Border Creation with us. Make sure to upload your design before February 28th. 

We can't wait to see what you create!  Join us before the month ends!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, February 8, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021

Theme Challenge: All You Need Is Love (and a Partnership with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog)

 Hello February!  Our first challenge of the month, All You Need Is Love, is in partnership with Double Trouble Challenge Blog!  We are asking you to share the love with us and them!  (Be sure to visit them to check out their requirements for this fun challenge, and post your contributions on both blogs.)

Here's our Design Team inspiration:








We can't wait for YOU to share the love with us and the Double Trouble Challenge Blog!  Link up with them and us before the end of the month!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter