If you {heart} Close To My Heart, then this challenge blog is for you!
Each Monday, a new challenge is posted, and Close To My Heart products are required to enter.
Don't have any CTMH products? Then beg, borrow, or BUY from our fabulous roster of Consultants!

Sponsored and created by Independent Consultants for Close To My Heart, all challenges will be posted on Monday mornings with the deadline to enter on the last day of the month or on the Saturday following the month's final challenge. All challenges close at midnight EST. (Each month, the final challenge date will be announced to help you play along. You have all month to play, so join us often!) You might even be in our Top 10!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Show us Sea Glass!

Sea Glass is the beautiful new Color of the Year from Close To My Heart.  Isn't it gorgeous?


The Design team has been busy crating with this color, as it is perfect for a variety of different projects and events.

Jenifer Benner
Melissa Robinson
Angela White
Lauren Moore
Haley Dyer
Laurie Levorson


Show us your Sea Glass inspired projects below!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August Winners!

School's back in session, and we are much more prompt in announcing our August winners!  (Thanks again for your patience with July.)  Be sure to grab your blog badges soon, because the new ones will be rolled out for our September winners in early October.

As always, we begin with announcing our August Addicts, the high rolling players who participated in every challenge of the month.  Congratulations to...
*I Luv Scrapping Too 
*Jody Gustafson

Next on the agenda is our H2H Darlings, the winners of each week's challenge.
Florence:
Create with Joyce

Hansi

Jody

Copy That:
Donna

Elise

Boys Will Be Boys:
Cheryl E.

From My Heart

For the Girls:
Beverly Cole

From My Heart

Hip to Be Square:
I Luv Scrapping Too

Jody

Aren't our Darlings, well, darling?!?  It is so difficult to choose the Top 10 and then it's even harder to narrow it down to one creative crafter.  Congratulations to our August Sweetheart...




Please take a moment to congratulate all of our winners either here, on their blogs, or both!  We look forward to seeing YOUR work featured at H2H this month.  What are you waiting for?  Happy crafting!






Monday, September 12, 2016

Create Kindness

What we need is more kindness in the World so this week we will ask you to share your Create Kindness projects. Close To My Heart is sharing kindness with an awesome card kit called Create Kindness. Each design team member was asked to create something using this kit. Here are our projects just for you.


Jennifer Kelly


Paige Dolecki


Alyson Mayo


Melissa Robinson

Shirley Ross



You do NOT have to use the #createkindness special offer to join us, although you certainly may.  Link up your projects before the end of the month!



Saturday, September 10, 2016

July Winners!

At long last, we are finally announcing our July winners!  (I sincerely apologize for the delay.)

Congrats to our Addicts, those crazy ladies who participated every single week this month!  We appreciate them going the extra mile!

*I Luv Scrapping Too
*Jody Gustafson
*Scrapbooking in Kamloops

Now we must recognize our H2H Darlings, the winners for each week's challenge.
Magical:
Hansi

Mary Gunn FUNN

Scrapbooking in Kamloops
Throwback:
Jody

Becca

Allie

Artsy April

Sightseeing:
Jody
Scrapbooking in Kamloops

Sports:
Scrapbooking in Kamloops

We have really enjoyed looking at all of your submissions!  Thank you for playing with us at H2H!  Our July Sweetheart is none other than the talented...


Jody Gustafson!

Please join me in congratulating all of our H2H July winners!  Be sure to come back Monday for our next September challenge.  You have the entire month to join any of the weekly challenges for the month.  See you again soon!

Monday, September 5, 2016

National Stamping Month

Happy STAMPtember!  Close To My Heart has decreed this month "National Stamping Month," and our challenge to kick off the month is to use a CTMH stamp on your project.  That's right, just use a CTMH stamp on something you make and link up.  You have the entire month to join us!

Our new Team Sea Glass is here this week to kick off National Stamping Month!
Laurie


Lauren

Melissa
Angela
Now it's your turn!  Show off a handstamped creation by linking up below.  We'd love to have you join us!  Also, what do you think of your new look?  Please comment below!  Happy STAMPtember!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hip to be Square

It's all about the square - open or closed, to add a border or not to add a border, to layer or not to layer... Perhaps the song "Hip to be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News comes to mind - I know that is an old favourite of mine and remains in my music collection today. Maybe square means something totally different to you that we haven't even considered! 
If you choose to use the shape of a square, your project can be simply a square shape, a series of squares, interlocking squares, multiple squares or any combinations of squares that you can create. Or surprise us and do something totally different with the square theme - after all, it's "Hip to be Square" this week! 


Here is what your design team did with this theme: 













Be sure to use some Close To My Heart products in your project. 

This challenge has been extended until September 3rd since this Monday is so close to the end of the month.  (You can do it!)
All other August challenges end on August 31st so be sure to get your projects linked up! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

For the Girls!

My Girl, Big Girls Don't Cry, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.... all famous song titles about girls.
How about these famous lines of poetry:
     Sugar and spice and all things nice,
     That's what little girls are made of.
Do any of the above trigger memories?
This weeks' challenge at Heart 2 Heart is "For the Girls"
The word "girls" now often refers to youngsters as well as ladies - so a "girl" theme can be interpreted may ways - go with it where you will - we love to see your creations!

Here is what the design team did with this theme:












Now it's your turn! Show us the girls in your life! Remember to use at least some Close To My Heart products on your project. You have until the end of August to enter this or any of the August challenges. Be sure to mention Heart 2 Heart in your post as well.

Happy creating!