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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.


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


Show and Tell with Michelle

In the Backyard winner:


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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