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!

Friday, December 1, 2017

DT Call for 2018!

It's time to "hire" some new designers to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  If you're interested in learning more, click HERE.  Applications are due no later than 12/2/17, so hurry!!!

Scroll down for our current challenges or use the sidebar at right to find them.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Do Be Bashful!



Hello, Crafty Friends!

This is Laurie from Crafty Sisters Creations to introduce this week's challenge here at Heart 2 Heart--Do Be Bashful!!  This challenge can be interpreted in so many ways from Bashful, the CTMH Color of the Year to feeling bashful about something or a bashful-looking character, or even to Snow White's little dwarf friend, Bashful!  Here are the projects the Design Team has created for your "Bashful" inspiration:




















We sure hope this gets your "Bashful" creative juices flowing and you feel inspired to create your own projects!  Please link them up below for everyone to enjoy.  You have until November 30 to enter your projects for this challenge.  There is also still time to enter the Enchantment Abounds and Count Your Blessings challenges too.  We love it when you share your talents!  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Design Team Call for 2018!

It is time to recruit some new talent and fresh faces to our Heart2Heart Design Team for the new year!  If you love Heart 2 Heart Challenges and want to share your love of creating with Close To My Heart, then consider applying for our Design Team!  If selected, your term will be January-April 2018.  If you’re still interested after reading through the requirements, send your application to h2hchallenges@gmail.com.  


We will continue to have TWO Design Teams!! The teams will both have 4 month terms but will split the responsibilities with one team inspiring us one week and the other team inspiring us the next. This allows the teams members to get a little "break" and gives them additional time to get their artwork ready for their week's challenge.


If you would like to be considered for one of the teams, here is the application process:
*Email h2hchallenges@gmail.com with your name, address, blog address, email address and a little bio about you. Be sure to tell me why you want to be a part of the team and how long you have been a consultant. Also, we’d like to know where you live because we are looking for geographic diversity too.


*If you are currently serving on a design team or have in the past, tell us about that experience.  Please include a link to the challenge blog(s).


* You MUST know how to write and schedule/publish a post on Blogger. 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 - I will be around to help out with this as well but please only apply if you are comfortable blogging.


* You must send photos of three of your 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 include them with the application.


ALL applications must be received by December 2.  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 7.  


Here are some more things to keep in mind about a position on the DT.  You are committing to:
*Participate in a challenge every other week (each of your team's weeks) 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. We currently have an H2H page on Facebook that I would like DT members to join but this is optional.  (The Facebook DT group is required.)
*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-April 2018 with an option to renew at the end of your term.
*Possibly offer a small prize at least once during your term.


What you get in return:
* Commitment to producing artwork at least once every 2 weeks 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? Send in your application today!! (Any questions can be directed to me at h2hchallenges@gmail.com.)  Thanks!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

October Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

We loved seeing all of your amazing October creations! 
Thanks for sharing with us and being part of our challenges.


As usual, we want to recognize our "perfect attendance" participants who entered a submission to every challenge of the month.  This past month we had 1 participant for the H2H Perfect Attendance

Dorothy S 

Grab your Addict Badge here and post it proudly on your Blog.  Thank you for joining us each week in October!  We love what you shared.  

Remember you can go back to any theme in any given month and still enter a project up to the last day to earn this badge. New H2H Themes announced every Monday and can usually be combined with other challenges...we are already into our second week theme...please invite and encourage your friends to participate.  


Let's see how many of you will become a future 
Perfect Attendance Addict in November!
See past/current challenges at bottom.  

OUR OCTOBER DARLINGS ARE...


MAD FOR PLAID 


BeYOUtiful 
UNDER THE WEATHER



VINES & TWINE










SIGNS OF THE SEASON






Congratulations! 
Darlings...be sure to display your H2H blog badge proudly!



OUR OCTOBER SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...

Dorothy S



NOVEMBER - Addicts, Darlings and Sweethearts 
will be announced by the 15th of the next month


You still have time to create, submit and earn 
the Perfect Attendance "Addict" Award for November
and one of the Top 10 Darlings or Sweetheart Award!


If you missed the 1st November Challenge "Enchantment Abounds" click HERE.
So many Pretty Plaids - Don't Miss Out on this Challenge!

or the Current Challenge "Count Your Blessings" click HERE
Don't Miss Out on this Beautiful Creative Challenge!





Monday, November 13, 2017

Count Your Blessings


Happy Monday everyone. This weeks Challenge at H2H is Count Your Blessings. There are many ways to count your blessings. Show us your designs by adding a link below on our Linky. All we ask is that you use at least one CTMH product in your artwork. So have some fun with this challenge and share your creative side. Let your friends know about our challenge and encourage them to play along.

Lauren Moore




Sheila Bennett













We count YOU, our readers, as one of our many blessings!  Please join us this month!  You have all month to play along with any of the November challenges.



Monday, November 6, 2017

Enchantment Abounds!

Enchantment!  What a delightful theme.  I am thinking about the Enchanted Kingdom or the Enchanted Forest. What about how enchanting your favorite girl looks in her princess costume, formal dress or maybe wedding dress?  Card creations could feature castles, unicorns, stars or hearts.  Or a beautiful winter card as two of our design team members created.  And last, but not least, how about creating something beautiful from the lovely Enchantment palette from Close to My Heart?

Need inspiration?  No problem...the Design Team has created beautiful projects to get your creative mojo going!
Kelly Brandt

Alyson Mayo
Becca Whitham

Sue Bruch



Tamytha Jenkins


We are looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us.  Just be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart product. You have until November 30th to create your project and link up.

 Be sure to check back weekly for even more challenges!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Signs of the Seasons

“Signs of the Season” Team A Hostess: Suzanne R … Flowers, Raindrops, colorful and crispy leaves, harvesting and preparation of Thanksgiving, Jack Frost nipping at your nose and sparking snowflakes let everyone know that the seasons are change.  

Depending upon where you live the Signs of the Season may differ so your choice and interpretation of this challenge is endless.  We ask that you use at least one product from Close to my Heart (CTMH) on your project and follow the rules for participation...have fun, be creative, share your ideas, and invite your friends.  

Here is the DT's diversified inspiration for this week's theme...so we now invite you to put your creative thoughts and hands to work and join us for our last Challenge of October "Signs of the Season". 



















You have until the October 31st to participate in any of our first four October challenges. Click on Theme below or click on the links in the Blog Sidebar to take you to the other Challenges. 

Week #1:  Mad about Plaid
Week #2:  BeYOUtiful
Week #3:  Under the Weather
Week #4:  Vines and Twine


Week #5: Signs of the Season
We'd love to see your take on this week's theme...we can't wait to see what you make!  Because the month ends Tuesday, we're extending this Challenge (only) until this Saturday, November 4, at midnight.  We can't wait to see your creations.   









  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Vines and Twine

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We are so very excited to bring you another great challenge here at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

This week our theme is..... Vines and Twine! What do you think of when you hear Vines and Twine? The interpretation is entirely up to you. Do you think like vines and flowers or do you think twine that ties and binds things? The great thing about this challenge it is entirely up to you to interpret the them and make it work for you!

We do have one small point for participation, we ask that you use at least one product from Close to my Heart (CTMH) on your project. Outside of that, have fun, be creative, share your ideas. Get your friends involved in the challenge and get crafty together...just be sure to share your project with us by clicking the link below.

Now, we would not leave you stranded without a bit of inspiration to get you started, here are the great projects that our Design Team came up with for this weeks theme.

Alyson Mayo


Becca Whitham

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking

Kelly Brant

Laurie Leverson

Sue Bruch

Suzanne Reynolds

Tamytha Jenkins


I hope we were able to get you inspired to go and create something fabulous and we cant wait to see what you come up with. You have until Oct. 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm to upload a project so plenty of time!

Have fun and link up below!
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Under The Weather

The weather is starting to change no matter what hemisphere you are in, and our Design Team has been busy this week creating projects that remind us of being "Under The Weather". This might be to do with the seasons, a weather related project or a get well soon card- anything that comes to mind when you hear that phrase!

Here are the Design Team projects for the Under The Weather challenge.

Suzanne Reynolds
Melissa Robinson
Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking
Lauren Moore

Sheila Bennett


Kelly Brandt

Haley Dyer

We'd love to see your take on this week's prompt!  You have until the end of October to participate in any of our October challenges (links in the sidebar).  We can't wait to see what you make!