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!) See the above calendar for specific challenge closing dates.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Picture Perfect Challenge & Lovely Goodies!

To celebrate the end of February - the month of love - we want to show our love to you! A surprise package of goodies will be heading to one lucky player, randomly chosen from ALL players in the month of February. The more you played along with our challenges, the more chances you have to win! And there's still time! Be sure to get your entries added to the challenges by Saturday, Mar. 3rd at 10:00 pm EST to be eligible! This is also the final date to be eligible for February's Top Ten so get that artwork posted!

And now on to the challenge...
We have a photo inspiration challenge this week!  Use the photo to find your creative inspiration.  What speaks to you... the design, the colors, the images? 


Our first project is from our Guest Designer.


Here are the Design Team projects.
We hope you've been inspired to create and share with us too!  Be sure to include Close To My Heart products in your project and use the direct link to your project post.  Happy creating!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Time to get sketchy!

Are you ready to get sketchy with us this week? 

I always enjoy sketch challenges because it's so much fun to see the different interpretations that can be created from the same basic design.  We have a wonderful sketch today provided by our host Mary and lots of fresh creative projects from our Design Team and fabulous Guest Designer! 
Feel free to copy the inspiration sketch onto your blogs when you post your creations and link back to Heart2Heart!




First up is our Guest Designer – a lady as sweet as she is talented!
And here are the entries from the Design Team



I hope you'll have as much fun with this sketch as we did this week!  I can't wait to see what you all create! Be sure your entry includes products from Close To My Heart!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Scrapbook Sketch full of heart!

This month, Cheryl has whipped up a scrapbook layout sketch that is chock full of heart! Take a look at her sample to see what I mean:


The sketch is on our H2H Scrapbooking page (there is a tab to it at the top) or pop over to Cheryl's blog for more details. Be sure to leave her some words of love and thanks for providing us with another fabulous sketch and then be sure to play along!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Its time for a 1-2-3 Challenge

Hello everyone, we are in the 2nd week of February and everyone has been posting such beautiful projects every week!!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week.  For this week it is time for a 1-2-3 Challenge!!  For this challenge you are to create something using 1 stamp, 2 different patterned papers and 3 embellishments.  The embellishments can be all 3 the same or 3 different ones, you decide.  This is going to be a lot of fun.


The first project here is from our talented guest designer


And here is our regular design team:



Now its your turn to start creating!!  Can't wait to see all of your beautiful creations.  For all the details on all of the design teams projects, please visit their blogs.


Friday, February 10, 2012

January Top Ten!

My apologies for taking so long to get the Top Ten for January posted. I really have no excuse except to say that organizing pins into boards on Pinterest takes some serious time!  LOL

So on to our choices. While you all outdid yourselves this past month, we have narrowed down the field each week to the following:

Week 1  - using "new" stamps:

Cheryl
Nicole

Week 2 - color challenge:

Kelly
Joyce

Week 3 - photo inspiration:

Donna
Amy
Kim

Week 4 - 3D project:

Laura
Brenda
Tina

And our Top Chick honors for the month of January go to:


Congratulations to everyone in the Top Ten!

We also recognize the people who played along with each and every challenge in January. They are:

Brenda Frerichs

Kelly Brandt

Cheryl Cuddie

Joyce Lau

Merri Barber

Wendy Coffman

Marie Flayer

Thanks ladies for joining us every week. Please grab the Addicted to H2H badge that we have for your blog. See the H2H Badges tab at the top.

Thanks again to everyone who played along with us in January. We have more great challenges coming your way in February - plus maybe a treat on the horizon - so keep coming back every Monday for a new challenge!

NOTE: Will the following people email me so I can send out your Top Ten badge info?
Kim
Brenda
Tina
Thank you!

Monday, February 6, 2012

For the One You Love

Valentine's Day is approaching and it's time to celebrate the special people in our lives!  This week we are challenging you to make something for someone you love.  Get creative, get crafty, and share your wonderful work with us!

In case you need some extra inspiration, the Design Team is here to help!  First up is our Guest Designer, Romaine.  Welcome to the team, Romaine!

Romaine

And now here are the fabulous creations of our regular DT Members:


Amy

Mary

 Carla

 Lucy


You can find out more about these projects by visiting the designers' blogs.  We hope you'll share your creations with us!  Remember that your project must include Close To My Heart products.  Be sure you use the direct link to your project.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Meet our Feb. Guest DT

As many of you know, we did not have a Top Ten in December. So that left me without a Guest Design Team member for February. In order to come up with someone to join us this month, I looked through the entries of the last challenge of 2011 and found the perfect person! Romaine has played along with H2H most weeks, creating fun and beautiful artwork and she is a fabulous cheerleader as well, always leaving comments for the team and other players. It was an easy decision and I'm happy to introduce Romaine as our February Guest Design Team member:


"Hi, my name is Romaine Rancier. I am so excited to be a guest DT member this month! I live in a small town in the “geographical center” of British Columbia, Canada. I am mom to  2 girls ages 13 and 12 and a boy, aged 9. I have been married to my best –est friend for 18 years. I teach Kindergarten, which is one of the best outside home jobs ever! (Have you noticed how many crafters are also teachers?)
I have always had an interest in crafting, much of it due to a childhood friend whose mom did crafts. I have been paper crafting for about 12 years, but really got into it about 3 years ago when I discovered the world of blogs. I decided to sign up with Close to my Heart in January, 2010, hoping to “fund” my habit and get some fabulous product! Every book has had me excited about something! I am constantly amazed by the creativity that is out there- and have been inspired by many!"

You can stop by and visit Romaine at her blog Bumbles 'n Bees. And watch for her 1st artwork with the team on Monday!