Halloween Madness

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Well it's not technically fall yet but pumpkin madness has hit us full force this week along with the beginning of all sorts of fall holiday preparations.  Maybe not at your house,  but at my house it's a bit bonkers with all the things to do. As I finish up the summer pocket letter swaps I've been participating over at Mini Album Scraps in I'm getting ready to gear up for Halloween. 

I am participating in another pocket letter swap with Mini Album Scraps along with about a dozen other gals, plus I'm stretching my wings a little and am participating in a couple events sponsored by Laura Carson over at the blog Artfully Musing, and Alpha Stamps. If you've never seen any of her work then you must check her out.

 Artfully Musing  ~ Halloween Haunted Village Event

This is part of Laura's village for the  Halloween Haunted Village Event 2015. On her page you'll find a treasure trove of  pictures a few videos and all the information you need to participate and play with us. 
Now it's time to get busy! I've got tons of Halloween elements to put together. Then before we know it it'll be time for the Christmas madness to take over. So, everyone take a big breath and get ready to ride out the next couple of months with a bunch of crafty craziness!!!

Damask Diva's Nevermore Bloghop - Pocket Letters Madness

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy first day of September everyone!!!!  It's that time of year when summertime and  back to school suddenly turns to thoughts of the holidays. For us in the Close to my Heart world, today  is the unveiling of the the New Annual Inspiration Book and the new 2015/2016 line of goodies. Once again I'm joining in on the Damask Divas Blog Hop. This Month we're featuring Nevermore from our new Fall Holiday Expressions Catalog
If you've followed the link from Jennifer Dykstra thanks for following along and if you've just stumbled over today to see if I've been paying attention to my blog at all, well Welcome Back!!! 

I've spent the most of my summer making all sorts of cute crafty stuff and sharing. (BAD Felica!)  Well mostly pocket letters. If you haven't heard of this craze you can find out a here. In short its a bunch of little Artist Trading Cards stuffed into a baseball card collectible sleeve and then stuffed with  a letter from you to your pal, goodies and all sorts of treats. Over the summer I've sent and received 8 and let me tell you the letters I've received have been just beautiful works of art from everyone. And as it's getting closer to that witching time of year. I thought I'd use this gorgeous paper to get a little jump start on my Halloween themed pocket letters. Here is the front.

Now I've also used the Nevermore Complements. This little bundle of goodies is chock full stickers chipboard pieces and really great acrylic pieces that just made this go together in a snap. Now for the back, which at the moment is technically blank since there is usually art or goodies stuffed in both the front and back but I wanted you to get a look at the back sides of this paper.

I love this tree. Its one of my favorite pieces and I have it popped up with a  couple pieces of dimensional foam and have the ghost behind it. Spooky!!!

But I have to say I had a great time making this adorable little shaker card. This is not part of the Nevermore complements, but the candy jar is from our Pumpkin Chevron stamp set. 

I'm in love with this cute little shaker, have I mentioned that. Its so cute.  Now, this is where I leave you. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items you can head to my store here
If you have any questions or comments I'd love to hear from you, but now it's time to hop over to see Traci Williams and thanks for hopping with us!!!