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.
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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, December 5, 2016

Heart2Heart Sketch Challenge

Are you up for a sketch challenge? This week will be all about the sketch. Use it for a card, layout, or whatever your heart desires.

Here are a few of our Design Team versions

Alyson Mayo
Jenn Kelly

Melissa Robinson
Paige Dolecki

Thank you for stopping by, we would love to see your take on our sketch!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Create with City Sidewalks

Welcome to the last challenge for November- Christmas is nearly here and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than creating with City Sidewalks!  Because November ends so soon, we've extend this one November challenge until Saturday, 12/3.

There is both a Paper Collection and Cricut cartridge called City Sidewalks, and so it is up to you which one you use- or you can be extra creative and use both.  Don't have the collection?  Have fun with this festive color combo!

Here is what the design team have come up with for this week's challenge.
Jenifer Benner
Haley Dyer
Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Lauren Moore
Laurie Levorson





Now it's your turn- link your creations below!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Anything BUT a Card

Layouts, boxes, bags, candles, gift bags, trees, brooches, ring boxes, frames, canvases, organizers, tea bag holders, display trays, pencil wraps, tags, cake toppers, hats, cupcake wrappers, pumpkins, gift wrapping, binder covers, pine cones, shelf decor, banners, alphabet cards, learning centre pieces, puzzles, wreaths, mini albums, jewelry, flowers, food holders, card boxes, graduation gifts, mobiles, murals... the list goes on. 

I am sure you can think of more items than I have listed here but these are all non-card projects that can be created using paper crafting supplies! Some of these, you may have already tried but we encourage you to pull out all the stops and show us your creations that are anything BUT a card for this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart! (Please do not back link to a project that you have previously created - we want to see NEW and FRESH projects for this challenge!) 


Here are the creations that our design team wishes to share with you!























You have until the end of November to enter this or any of the November challenges. 
Be sure your project contains some Close To My Heart supplies as that is a requirement for our entries. If it is not obvious, please provide a list of supplies used in your project. We would appreciate a little shout out or link up mention in your post too.  





Saturday, November 19, 2016

Design Team Call: 2017

Click HERE to read all about our call for new designers for January-April 2017.  If interested, apply by November 20!  {This post will stay pinned at the top until the 20th; scroll down for our current challenges.}

Monday, November 14, 2016

GetYour Kraft On!

Hello!! Welcome back to another challenge at the fabulous Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  Our new challenge theme is called "Get Your Kraft On."  The challenge is to use the Kraft cardstock in your project.

Here are the artworks from our great design team!









We are looking forward to see what you've come up with using kraft cardstock! You have until the 30th of November to participate in ANY of the challenge, including this one.

Have a KRAFTY day!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Holiday Color Challenge: No Red or Green

The weather is changing, temperatures are dropping, the trees are bare and whether we like it or not, snow is on the way.  (or you may have already had some of the white stuff)  For the papercrafter, that means getting into the holiday spirit.

So for this week, we'd love to see your holiday cards or layouts with a twist - - no traditional colours to be used - no red or green!!  What will you come up?

Let's see what the design team has created.



 Shirley Ross

Paige Dolecki..



We look forward to seeing your festive holiday creations using non-traditional colours!!!  Come on and join us.  You have until November 30th to participate in this and any other November challenge.  


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Changes, Changes!

Hello, Crafty Friends!  This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I am excited to introduce this week's challenge here at Heart 2 Heart.  The theme for our challenge is CHANGE!  Think of changes in the weather and seasons, changes in life situations, changes in families and homes and changes as your children grow. There are so many ways to interpret CHANGE and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Since today is already the last day of October, this challenge will be the FIRST official challenge for November (and the InLinkz will open on the first).  Another change... LOL! 

Check out the projects by the Sea Glass Design Team members for a little inspiration.  We hope you enjoy creating your own projects with the theme of CHANGE and then link them up below for everyone to enjoy!








Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking


Haley the Inky Scrapper

You can see that there are so many ways to interpret this first November challenge.  We hope you'll join us soon.  You do have the entire month to participate in all of the challenges for the month.  We can't wait to see what you make!