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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nevermore Treat Bags!

I have to start by saying that I haven't really been a fan of Halloween in the past....(GASP!)....I know. But, if you know me, you know I love any excuse to celebrate!!! So, let's celebrate with some simple treat bags!!

My club members are making these in October! They are simply 3x3 cards - featuring our new Silver Foil Tape! - attached to one of our Slate Paper Bags! I've added a couple of spider web borders (from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge) and inserted a plastic bag with a tag for goodies!

When I saw the new Steampunk Scoundrels stamp set in the Idea Book I thought "I've got to use that for something!" So here it is!

Another cool trick is coloring our white enamel stars with our alcohol markers! SO DANG COOL!!

Of course my club members will have several stamp sets to choose from to make it more cute and kid-friendly or creepy! Whatever their heart desires!

I'd love to have you join the club! We meet in Cross Lanes, WV on the 4th Friday and Saturday of every month! Let me know if you are interested!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Nevermore Collection Connection

Now that you've seen some of the artwork ideas with Nevermore, watch as Carli shows how to use this paper pack for non-halloween themed and everyday projects!

Like what you see? Click below to order the items you need to start creating!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Nevermore - Pumpkin Chevron and Steampunk Scoundrels!

Today's artwork features two different NEW stamp sets - you're gonna love these:

Pumpkin Chevron - (B1488 - $9.95) - Can't you see this cute candy dish filled with candy corn? So cute! And I really like the sentiments too! And just to cover all bases there is a spider and a trendy chevron pumpkin!

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking Collection (Z3169)

Steampunk Scoundrels - (B1503 - $9.95) - I had never heard of steampunk before (I don't get out much) but I love the combination of technology and aesthetic designs! Don't you? I can see all kinds of cool artwork with these images!

I can imagine all kinds of cool projects with these stamps! Is your imagination soaring also? Click here to add these to your cart and start creating!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Nevermore - Tasty Terrors Artwork!

Today's artwork features a NEW stamp set called Tasty Terrors (D1669 - $17.95). 

The images outlined in red coordinate with our Cricut Artfully Sent Collection (Z3168).

And the little bat-shaped card and cupcake liner are from our Cricut Artiste Collection (Z3170) which has all kinds of party decor - from invitations, to banners, and cupcake wrappers!

Click here to get all the supplies you need to create a memorable and fun event!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nevermore - Frightfully Fun Inspiration!

Today's artwork features several products I LOVE - old and new!

The Frightfully Fun Stamp Set (B1453 - $9.95) is adorable and small enough to tuck into any treat bag design or card! With the sentiments included, you have everything you need in one stamp set!

Some of the other products I adore are the NEW My Creations Pint-Sized Container (Z3137 - $5.95). The sky is the limit with this container! I can't wait to create little gift boxes for all occasions with this beauty!
Another favorite of mine is the already decorated Designer Creations Button Bag (Z2053 - $4.95). All you need to do is customize it for the occasion!

I'll be back with some Tasty Terrors artwork inspiration tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nevermore - Little Monster Layout!

Wouldn't this look great in your album? I picture of your little monster? Or what about in a frame? One of our Black Shadow Box Frames would be perfect to feature your little monster or give to Grandma. The beautiful part about this gift is it keeps on giving! Switch out a new layout for each season and add the previous layout to your scrapbook - or Grandma's scrapbook! Or your child's scrapbook!

This layout features one of our outline stamp sets called Little Monsters! These are perfect to color in with our Watercolor Pencils or Alcohol Markers!

Check back tomorrow for some Frightfully Fun artwork inspiration!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Nevermore - Halloween Home Decor Galore!

Say hello to Nevermore - this year's Halloween themed paper and accessories! The artwork above features easy to make projects using our exclusive Cricut Cartridges to make banners, 3-D flowers, fonts, anything your heart desires to create a thrillingly spooky atmosphere by the front door with your treat bowl!

Nevermore features our new color Eggplant, along with classics like Whisper, Slate, Black, and Sunset! And trust me, if you are NOT a Halloween person, these colors and patterns can be used for so many themes - including heritage and vintage!

The Nevermore Complements include a large variety of coordinating pieces including two 6x6 sheets of stickers, assorted kraft die cuts, and an assortment of thick plastic die cuts!
And check out the coordinating Nevermore Assortment - a 9 piece set of printed, faceted gems, adhesive backed an in 3 different sizes!
Want to start creating your Halloween themed treats and decor now? Just click on the Purple Shimmer Trim below to start shopping! And check back for MORE Nevermore artwork all week long!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Idea Books are Here!

I'm sitting in my rocking chair on the balcony of our hotel room looking out at the ocean and getting caught up on blogging! (I wish I could say that every day!) September is almost gone and I haven't even posted about all the exciting NEWS with Close To My Heart! My apologies.

First, let me start with our BRAND NEW CATALOGS and IDEA BOOKS now available!

It always amazes me how excited I get about these new books! But I love seeing new and exciting products, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and new techniques to try! Do you have yours yet? If not, let me know and I can get one to you. OR you can view them online HERE

The first one is our Annual Inspirations Book, good from September 2015 - August 2016! The book is packed with paper, accessories, tools, albums, home decor, gift items, and organizational products to last you all year long! You will want to make your wish list and pace yourself with this one!

I'll be posting some of my favorites in the weeks to come so be sure to check back often!

The second one is our Holiday Expressions Book good from September 2015 - December 2015. This one is filled with all of the exciting holiday products that we love to make for ourselves and give as gifts, whether it is a framed layout, cricut home decor piece, Christmas cards, Thanksgiving place settings, or Halloween treats - you'll find endless inspiration in this book!

I'll be posting some of the beautiful seasonal artwork, products and ideas during the week! Can't wait? You can view our new books online HERE and now! And BONUS, when you place an order on my website, you will have the option to add a FREE Holiday Expressions book to your cart! Or you can purchase the Annual Expressions books with or without an order HERE.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Stonewall Crop Waiting List!

I'm excited to report that the Stonewall Resort Crop is FULL with 58 happy croppers! But it makes me equally sad to not be able to accommodate everyone who wants to go. I have asked Stonewall Resort if they could squeeze any extra tables in for us and they said no. We already have 10 more croppers than last year! So I have started a waiting list. I currently have 14 people on the waiting list, which doesn't sound promising, but trust me -- there are ALWAYS last minute cancellations! So don't give up hope. 

And if you have a friend that is already signed up and they want to share their table with you, perfect! You're in! We can have extra people, just not extra tables. Make sense? But, if you know croppers, they tend to fill up their entire table with their own stuff! But if you find someone who wants to share, just let me know. The crop fee for each of you will be slightly less.

If you are not yet on the waiting list and would like to be added just let me know. Like I said, there are ALWAYS last minute cancellations and many people on the waiting list have already made other plans, so chances are good that you could still get in if you are open to a last minute addition.

I'm already looking forward to our weekend away! And my helpers and I are busy planning workshops and lots of fun for our weekend together!

Stay tuned...