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, August 21, 2017

Stylish & Classy

This is Kelly Brandt from Scrapbooking in Kamloops,  Scrapperchic,  hosting the 4th (but not final) challenge for the month of August.  This week's Challenge is all about being Stylish and Classy. Your design could be the latest trend or even back to school. Clean lines, glittery lines, whatever you like, share with us your creative goodness. 

Check out the Design Team's inspirations for this week's challenge. 

We hope our Design Team projects have given you inspiration to create and look forward to your participation.  Now it's your time to be creative and share your Stylish and Classy project...you have until the end of the August to link up.  Link up below using our InLinkz link-up tool.

You can find the rest of our August challenges at:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge!

Hello, Crafty Friends!

This is Laurie Levorson from Crafty Sisters Creations to introduce our challenge this week.  It's a Sketch Challenge!!  I was so excited when I saw the fabulous sketch created by Haley Dyer and even more excited when I saw all the amazing projects made by the design team!  It's fun to see how one sketch can be interpreted in so many creative ways.  Check out all the goodness below--

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Now it's your turn to create!  Use the sketch to make a project and then link it up with the linky below.  Remember that the previous August challenges are still open, so please consider joining in the fun. We LOVE it when you share!

Don't forget that you have all month to participate in any of the current month's challenges!

Friday, August 11, 2017

July Winners - Addicts, Darlings and Sweetheart

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

As always, we want to recognize our "perfect attendance" participants who entered a submission to every challenge of the month. Thank you so much for your participation. 

This past month we have 1 participant for the H2H Perfect Attendance - Grab your Addict Badge here and post it proudly on your Blog.  Thank you for joining us each week in July!  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...

Let's see how many of you will become a future Addict in August (See past challenges at bottom of Post.).  





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

OUR JULY SWEETHEART is the amazingly talented...

Jody Gustafson

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

If you missed the 1st July Challenge "FRIENDS" click HERE.  

or the Current Challenge "CAMP OUT" click HERE

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Camp Out!

Thank You to all the inspirational crafters who joined us last month!

Please join us for the our 2nd August Challenge.  You have all month to play!  

This is Sue Reynolds from Iluvscrapping2, honored to host the Emerald Team and the 2nd challenge for the month of August.  This week's Challenge is all about "Camp Out."  Be a Happy Camper ... camping out at home, a friend's home, a slumber party, a favorite coffee house, a store sale, girl or boy scouts, a camp ground in a tent, a trailer or cabin...What's your favorite Camp Out?    

Check out the Design Team's inspirations for this week's challenge.  

We hope our Design Team projects have given you inspiration to create and look forward to your participation.  Now it's your time to be creative with "Camp Out" theme and share your project...you have until the end of the August to link up.  

August - 1st Challenge FRIENDS:  

If you have missed this Challenge and want to achieve the Perfect Attendance Addict Badge for the month of August, you still have time to submit. Click on Friends to see the DT inspirations and other Entrants and join us.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Welcome back to another Heart 2 Heart challenge!  Don't let the calendar confuse you!  This challenge is our first August challenge so that you have an entire month (instead of just today) to participate.  You are going to participate, right?!?

Our challenge this week (though you have the month to complete) is all about friends! It is National Friendship Day on August 6th. Friends do so much for us, they are the family we chose, there are always there when we need them the most. Some of our friends are our own family. Take the time to honor your friends and share with us the project you made for them.

To help get you inspired, here are some great projects created by our design team!

Alyson Mayo

Becca Whitham

Haley Dyer

Kelly Brandt

Laurie Levorson

Sue Bruch 
Suzanne Reynolds

Tamytha Jenkins

Brandi R - crzy4scrapbooking
We can not wait to see what you all create....ready, set, create!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fabulous Fonts

Many paper crafting projects include some type of text: a sentiment on a card, a title and/or journaling on a scrapbook page, a sweet sentiment on a home decor item, and so much more.  This week, our final July challenge, we are challenging you to show us some fabulous fonts!  Get out those alphabet stamps, play around with your computer skills, anything with a font!

Our design team created these projects to inspire you:


Sue Reynolds

You do NOT have to use the July stamp of the month, Storytime Alphabet to participate this week.  Just show us a mix of fabulous fonts!  As always, you have until the end of the month to participate in our challenges.

Here are the rest of our current July challenges:

Monday, July 17, 2017

In Stitches

Welcome to another terrific challenge at Heart 2 Heart! 

This week, we are challenging you to thinking about the world of stitching... Stitches can come in many forms. The obvious is some form of stitching on your project and we will come back to that in a moment. But there are other types of stitches as well - laughing until you are "in stitches," or possibly the medical type of stitches, or even the stitches to hold together a heritage style of book. 

Most people would think of stitching on a project for this challenge - and that is what all of our design team members chose to do in some way or another. I personally love to stitch on my cards and layouts and have been doing it for many years. I have compiled a list of suggestions on my blog for hand-stitching, machine-stitching and even for faux-stitching for those of you who may not be ready to delve into the real thing yet. If you are looking for some hints and suggestions, please feel free to take a look here and don't be afraid to ask questions! 

Let's take a look at the inspiring projects from our design team! 

You have until the end of July to enter this or any of the other July challenges. We would love for you to be a Heart 2 Heart Sweetheart (by participating in every challenge of the month!) 
Be sure to use some Close To My Heart products in your creation. 

Add your project using the link-up below! 

You can also find our other current challenges: