Friday, February 1, 2013

Card/Layout/Project Challenge

Show off your creativity!  Winner gets bragging rights AND Close To My Heart credit!
  • One design in each category will be posted by the 1st of each month at
  • Each challenge will be based on a theme, design or component.  Be sure to create accordingly!
  • Only Close To My Heart products may be used unless specified otherwise for that challenge.
  • Unless specified in the challenge, additional embellishments, techniques and flair are encouraged.
  • Submissions are due by the 15th of each month and will be posted at You may bring your submissions to me and I will photograph and post them on Facebook or you may photograph and post them.
  • Each person may submit two projects in each category.
  • Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate redeemable on a Close To My Heart order with April Nourse.
  • Winners cannot win two consecutive months in the same category, nor can one person win in more than one category in the same month.
  • One winner from each category will be chosen by the 20th of each month and posted at and decisions are final.

February Layout Challenge

Here is the layout challenge for February.  You can get all of the details here.

Below is a layout that I started using this design.  At the end of the month I will post my completed layout.

Don't forget to embellish and make it your own!

February Card Challenge

The February Card Challenge features a design found in the Make It From Your Heart book from Close To My Heart. Your card needs to use the sketch to the right:

Below are three different cards I created using this sketch and the Later Sk8r papers. On Monday, February 11th, we will be creating these three cards at Garden City Library for $5. If you'd like to participate, please RSVP here. You can check out all of the challenge rules here.

Happy crafting!

February Project Challenge

This month's project challenge is to create a recipe box or book.  Let your imagination soar!  Post your completed project in the February 2013 project album at by February 15th!  For rules, click here.