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, February 27, 2017

Mix & Match This & That!

Hello everyone!! This is Jen from Jen's Messy Studio.  I want to welcome you all back to Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog for another week of challenge!  Today's challenge is our final February challenge, but since February ends tomorrow, we've extended the deadline for this challenge only until Saturday to give you time to play.

The challenge is Mix & Match That & This! You can use any papers from different collections! Mix them all up!!

The Design Team have been busy with creating their artworks using this challenge!  We would love for you to join the fun!  There will be details on the bottom of this post where you can participate!

I hope our design team has given you some inspiration on mixing your paper collections!   Please link up with your creations and we would LOVE to see them!!   This challenge will run until midnight on March 4th.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Crazy for Complements

Have you seen all of the beautiful Complements that Close To My heart offers? Perfect for adding a special touch to a layout or card, these come in a variety of themes so that you can turn any plain paper or cardstock into a specific celebration.

The design team have been busy creating with the Complements- here's what they have come up with.
Suzanne Reynolds

Jennifer Kelly

Angela White

Melissa Robinson
Lauren Moore
We would love to see what you can create with Complements- link up below!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tuxedo--Black and White

Hello, Crafty Friends!
This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations and I am very happy to host the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week.  You are invited to create a project using the colors Black and White, just like a tuxedo!  Forget about the reds and pinks of Valentine's Day and dress up your project with the dramatic, classic colors of BLACK and WHITE!  Check out the awesome projects created by our fabulous design team and then get crafting!

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We hope our design team projects give you plenty of inspiration to create your own Black and White projects.  Please link up your creations below because we LOVE to see what you create!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Lovely

Welcome to this week's Heart2Heart Challenge!

This week's theme is Hello Lovely, inspired by the new Hello Lovely Paper Packet from Close To My Heart's Seasonal Expressions Catalog.  The entire Hello Lovely line which includes the paper packet, coordinating cardstock, complements, gems, ribbons an awesome Workshop Your Way Kit is now available for a limited time through Close To My Heart.

We invite you to share cards, scrapbook layouts or any other great craft projects using this week's theme, if you don't have any of the Hello Lovely products from Close To My Heart, don't worry, use any Close To My Heart products that can best interpret your version of this week's theme.        

Let's check out these amazing projects our design team members created for this week's challenge.

Our design team has truly outdone themselves this week, we hope that our creations have inspired you to create and share your interpretation of this week's challenge.  Remember, you have until the end of February to share your work.

Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you share with us!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Falling in Love

As we are approaching the most romantic month of the calendar...February... we at Heart 2 Heart are all about Falling in Love so we made that our challenge theme this week. What are you falling in love with? Is it your family, a new puppy, a new baby, or is it the newest gadget, tool or toy? Are you newly engaged, married or just a hopeless romantic looking forward to Valentine's Day? What ever you are falling in love with, we want to know about it!

This challenge will be our first February challenge, since we know there really isn't enough time to get something made by the end of January (tomorrow).  Don't let our calendar fool you!

Our Design Team has been busy working to provide you with some ideas and inspiration!

Allyson Mayo
Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Laurie Levorson

Sue Bruch

Suzanne Reynolds
We would love to have you play along with us and share your creations. To join our challenge, simply link your project up by clicking the blue linky button below! We can't wait to see what great designs you come up with!  You have until the end of February to join us in this romantic challenge.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Round & Round

We're going to go round and round this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  The challenge is open to your interpretation of what this means.

My head is going around and around with ideas for this challenge.  Think of circles, amusement park rides, a spinning dog, or a big ole snowman!!!  

Here are the design teams projects.

We hope you'll join us and link up your project.  You have until the end of the month to participate in any of the January challenges.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Welcome back to another challenge at Heart 2 Heart!  We are loving what you're already submitting for January!  Now, Cold Hands, Warm Heart... perhaps you think of warming your hands in front of a fire after a cold day outdoors, or of skiing down a mountain with the warmth of hot chocolate awaiting you back at the chalet. Maybe this title means something totally different - cold vs warm colour combinations or maybe something else we haven't even considered. That's the wonderful thing about theme challenges - you can interpret them in SO many different ways!

Just a few reminders when you enter our challenges
  • Make sure to use at least some Close to My Heart products in your project. If it is not evident, please show a list of the products you used. 
  • Be sure your link leads directly to your post and not to your general blog. 
  • Finally, please mention and link directly back to this site in your post. 

Now - let's take a look at how the design team interpreted "Cold Hands, Warm Heart".

You have the entire month of January to enter this or any of the January challenges. What are you waiting for?  Happy creating!