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If you {heart} Close To My Heart, then this challenge blog is for you! Please read our revised rules, above.

Monday, December 5, 2022

A Few of My Favorite Things

Welcome back to H2H Challenges, this month we are starting off with A Few of My Favourite Things as our challenge. Show us your favourite project, techniques, embellishments, papers, anything, just show us something that makes you happy and that you rank as one of your favourite things. 


Our Design Team will get you started with some of their favourite things. 



Haley, the Inky Scrapper

We can't see a few of your {Close To My Heart} favorite things!  Join us until the end of December!


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Monday, November 21, 2022

Card Creations

It's that time of year when crafters are cranking out cards like crazy!  (Say that fast three times!)  Our final November challenge is to share your card creations with us.


Here's some inspiration from a few of our designers:
Brandi

Cat

Haley

Now it's your turn!  We would love to see ANY of your card creations featuring Close To My Heart.  You have until the end of the month to share your cards.


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Monday, November 7, 2022

Recipe Exchange

 Welcome to our first challenge of November!  This challenge is a Recipe Exchange.  There are two ways that come to mind on how to approach this challenge.  First you can feature a recipe in you project or use a recipe to create your project.  If you break down the definition of a recipe it is actually just a set of directions.  So let's get crafty and create something to join us.


Check out what our Design Team has created as it may help spark your creativity! Please remember you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product in your design.





Haley Dyer

Let's see what you create!  Please share your creations with us.


 

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Monday, October 31, 2022

September 2022 H2H Winners

 Congratulations to our September Darlings!

Cheryl

Karen

Michelle

Congratulations!  Be sure to grab your blog badge! 



Friday, October 21, 2022

Reminder: 2023 DT Call

If you love Close To My Heart and Heart2Heart Challenges, consider becoming part of our design team for 2023!  Learn more and apply HERE!  Applications are due NO LATER THAN November 15.  Thank you!  (Scroll down to access our current challenges.)


Monday, October 17, 2022

Stencil It!

Hello! Happy Monday to you! Today we have a new challenge for you and this one is fun...our challenge to you is to Stencil It! Use a stencil on your project in some way. Stencils are all the rage is scrapbooking and cardmaking and there is so much you can do with stencils. So dust them off, and lets get inky! 

Now to inspire you, we have our design team creations below!



What will you create?  Add your stenciled projects below, but hurry because the end of the month will be here before we know it!


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Monday, October 3, 2022

Technique Challenge: Create a Cool Background

Welcome to our first Creative Challenge for October 2022! While incorporating at least one Close To My Heart product, we invite you to join us for "Create a Cool Background". It will be fun to see how everyone interprets this for their creation!



To get your creative juices flowing, here's some inspiration from some of our Design Team Members. 


Brandi

Link up to us below as you share your inspiring artwork. We can't wait to see what you create! 


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Monday, September 19, 2022

Color of the Year Challenge: Melon

Have you seen Close To My Heart's beautiful Color of the Year, Melon?  That is the focus of this H2H challenge: create a project using the Color of the Year, Melon.



Haley






Remember that you have until the end of the month to participate in the Color of the Year challenge and the Move It challenge.  Also, be sure to check our Design Team call to join our team!  Be sure to use Close To My Heart products in your project.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

2023 DT Call

If you love Close To My Heart and Heart2Heart Challenges, consider becoming part of our design team for 2023!  Learn more and apply HERE!  (Scroll down to access our current challenges.)



Monday, September 12, 2022

August 2022 Winners

 This year is flying by!  We are excited to announce our August winners!  Be sure to grab your blog badge.


Stamping winners:

Suzanne @ ILoveScrapping2

Jody

Show and Tell with Michelle

In the Backyard winner:

Kellianne

Join me in congratulating our August winners!  

If you'd like to be considered as a Heart2Heart Darling, be sure to participate in either of our September challenges (one is currently open, and the other will post next week).  We can't wait to see what you create with Close To My Heart products!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

2023 Design Team Call

It is time to recruit some new talent and fresh faces to our Heart2Heart Design Team for 2023! If you love creating with Close To My Heart, then consider applying for our Heart2Heart Design Team!  If selected, your term will be from January through June 2023 (with the option to continue throughout 2023).  If you’re still interested after reading through the requirements, be sure to apply using the InLinkz below!



* 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 link up three of your best 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 link them up.

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 twice a month (first and third Mondays) 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. 
*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-June 2023 with an option to renew at the end of your term if mutually agreeable.

What you get in return:
* Commitment to producing artwork at least twice each month 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?  Submit THREE examples of your artwork using the InLinkz below.  Post any questions you have in the comment section.  Thanks!

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Monday, September 5, 2022

I Like to Move It, Move It!

 Today's challenge is all about moving!  Moving pieces, shakers, or a layout about moving, it all works!  We have some fun ideas to get you started, and we hope that you play along!

We have this super fun card from Cat that uses the new National Stamping Month special.

Cat Nowak


We have this super fun card from Michelle that also uses the National Stamping Month special.



Brandi has made this super fun interactive card with the Presents stamp and thin cuts.

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Haley made a fun-fold card with the August stamp of the month and the Crisp Air collection.

Haley D., the InkyScrapper

Thanks so much for visiting us!  You have until the end of the month to play along, and we hope that you will!  

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Monday, August 29, 2022

July 2022 Winners!

It's (finally) time to announce our July 2022 Heart2Heart winners!  We love all the Close To My Heart creativity you share with us each month!


Patriotic Pride winners:

Jolanda

Jody

Summer Fun winners:

Sarah

Karen C.

Be sure to visit and congratulate our July winners!

Our August winners will be posted soon, and our September challenges begin soon!  Won't you join us?

Monday, August 15, 2022

In the Backyard

 Welcome back to Heart 2 Heart Challenge! We are back with our second challenge for the month of August.  For our second challenge we have the theme "In the Backyard".  Close to My Heart has a fun paper pack called In the Backyard so you could use it in your project or you could make a project that fits with in the backyard.  However you interpret this challenge we hope that you will goin us.


Here are some inspirations from our Design Team.







Haley Dyer


Now let's see what you create using this theme.  Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product to be chosen as a winner. 



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Monday, August 1, 2022

Technique Challenge: Stamping

Hello to all our fabulous followers, can we believe we have arrived at our first challenge of August already, August! For our followers in the states, kids are heading back to school and those in Canada we are enjoying a long weekend this week and have a few more weeks before school routines return...but August, we are already to August, how did this happen? Anyways, it did happen and with it come a new challenge for you all; this week our challenge is all about stamping. Show us your stamping skills on a card, layout or any type of project, share your creations with us by clicking the link below, we cant wait to be inspired by you!




To get you started, our design team, has a few things they have been working on to help get your inspiration rolling. 










It is now your turn to show us your projects featuring stamping, we love being inspired by you all so share away by clicking the link below, you have until the end of August to share your creations with us!


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