Sunday, March 3, 2019

March Cardmaking Workshops


Close To My Heart has four cardmaking kits in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, and I'll be featuring one of them each month from January through April. The kit we'll be working with in March is the Choose to Shine Cardmaking Kit!


This kit contains materials for creating 12 cards. Easy-to-follow instructions guide you in creating two different card designs, but you also have the freedom to make your cards your way!



The cost of the workshop is $30, which covers the workshop kit, the use of my supplies, and my instruction. Your papers will also be pre-cut and ready for you to assemble! All you need to bring is adhesive.

Here's what's included in the Choose to Shine Cardmaking Kit.
  • 1 exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
  • 2 sheets of So Much Happy patterned paper
  • 2 sheets of White Daisy cardstock
  • 1 roll of White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
  • 12 white card bases & envelopes
  • printed instructions

I will also provide additional stamp sets if you would like to change up the sentiments on your cards.

My hope is that you'll continue to make cards with the stamp set and leftover supplies from your kit. If you don't have the coordinating stamp pads but are interested in purchasing them, I can order them along with your kit - and I'll cover the shipping and tax! Just let me know when you RSVP; you can pay via PayPal or at the workshop.

Sign-Up Deadlines
You can RSVP on the Facebook event pages, or you can email, call, or text me to sign up. Space is limited, so sign up soon! If you prefer to use a credit card, you can pay for the workshop online; otherwise, you can pay with cash or check the day of the workshop.

I hope you'll join me in making these cards in March!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage




Monday, February 11, 2019

I Heart Us Layout - Slow Down

Today I'm sharing one of the scrapbooking layouts I created with the I Heart Us scrapbooking kit from Close To My Heart. This workshop kit comes with everything you need - including instructions and page protectors - to complete three two-page 12x12 scrapbooking layouts.



Here's a picture of the full layout.


The workshop directions show this layout with two more pictures than what I ended up using on my layout, but that's the beauty of using these kits. They give you a basic idea and place to start, but you can always customize the layouts for what you need. I replaced one of the 4x6 pictures with a 4x6 Picture My Life (PML) card, and I replaced one of the 4x4 pictures with another PML card that I trimmed down. I also changed out the title by using alphabet stamps to create a personalized title for my pictures.

Here are some more pictures of the layout.






Thanks for taking a look - I'll be back later in the week with another layout I created from this same kit.

If you have any questions about anything I mentioned today, don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com
www.facebook.com/stampingathome



Monday, February 4, 2019

February Specials

There are several different specials this month - for customers, hostesses, and future consultants! If you have any questions about any of the February specials, or if you would like to sign up to host a party or become a consultant, please contact me. I'm here to help!

Love Blossoms
Make a set of 12 cards with Close To My Heart's newest cardmaking workshop and exclusive stamp set!


Create the beautiful cards shown above using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you get a set of 12 cards, but you’ll also have fun using stamps and embossing folders to decorate them. Get a 20% discount when you purchase the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit or the Love Blossoms Workshop Kit + Embossing Folder.

Click on the link below to learn more or to order your supplies!
https://bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1902-love-blossoms.aspx

You can also earn a FREE Love Blossoms stamp set by hosting a qualifying party this month! Click on the link below to learn more!

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Sign Me Up!
Sign up to become a Consultant in February and receive a set of all FIVE Hostess Rewards stamp sets pictured in the Seasonal Expression 1 idea book — an added value of $87.75!


If you have been a Close To My Heart Consultant previously, this month only you can also choose a lower-cost no-kit sign up option and become a Consultant again for just $50.

Click on the link below to learn more or to sign up!

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Heart Happy Collection
The Heart Happy collection is still available until the end of February while supplies last. You can purchase a workshop kit designed for layouts, cards, and tags; or you can purchase a workshop bundle designed for a 6x8 Everyday Life album.




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February Stamp of the Month - Heartfelt Sentiments
The February stamp of the month set is so pretty and can easily be used on a scrapbooking layout or for a quick card. You can use the sentiments along with the flower image or on their own. Check back later in the month to see how I've used this set.



Each month you can purchase a new D-sized stamp set, available for one month only, for $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Click on the link to learn more or to purchase your own Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set!
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I know that was a lot of information - but these monthly specials are awesome! I hope you'll take advantage of them this month, and if you need anything, just contact me!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884




Monday, January 28, 2019

February Cardmaking Variations

Each month I offer cardmaking workshops using the fun and easy-to-use cardmaking kits from Close To My Heart. Each kit provides you with instructions and materials to make 12 cards - six each of two designs. In February, we'll be working with the Lucky Friendship cardmaking kit, and here are the two cards I made following the provided instructions.




I think these cards are really cute, but one of my favorite things to do with a cardmaking kit is try to change things up! I will often use the same stamp set and just try to change up the sentiments or the paper placement, but sometimes I like to try out different stamp sets too. This patterned paper was a little tricky to change since the hearts can only go one direction, so I mostly just changed up my cards using different stamp sets.

Here are my variations on card #1.







And here are my variations on card #2.







I love changing things up, but it's also perfectly fine to make the cards just the way they are in the instructions! The beauty of these kits is that they give you a great starting point but allow you the freedom to make your cards the way you want. I also love to take the instructions from these kits and use them to cut up older papers that I still have and make even more cards quickly and easily!

Here are the additional stamp sets that I used on my cards.









If you would like to make these cards with me, you can sign up for one of my February Cardmaking Workshops. I'm having three cardmaking workshops next month, and you can still sign up for two of them!

You can find all the details on the Facebook event pages or on this blog post or my Upcoming Events page. I'd love to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have any questions about anything I've mentioned, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'd love to help you!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Friday, January 25, 2019

Heart Happy Scrapbooking Workshop

For my February scrapbooking workshops, we will be working with the Heart Happy paper collection from Close To My Heart! This collection is only available until the end of February, and I have really loved working with these papers and stickers. The colors are just so pretty together!




Here are some pictures from the four layouts in this workshop. To see the full layouts, join my VIP group on Facebook!






I am a member of a group sponsored by another CTMH consultant who creates these fabulous layouts each month. Being a member of this group allows me access to her cutting and assembly guides and the ability to share them with my customers! To make these layouts, you can purchase a pre-cut kit from me and attend an in-home workshop, or you can purchase the products on your own and I'll send you the directions.

You will also receive Customer Loyalty Points no matter which option you choose! If you order the materials yourself, you will earn points for your order ($1 = 1 point). If you purchase a pre-cut kit from me and attend an in-home workshop, you will receive 30 points. It's a win-win!

If you would like to put these Heart Happy layouts together with me, you can attend one of my February scrapbooking workshops! I have two dates available; be sure to RSVP by the sign-up deadline. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you can pay for the workshop online. Otherwise, you can pay with cash or check at the workshop.

If you would like to purchase the supplies on your own, here's what you need.
Once you have ordered your materials, simply email me to let me know, and I'll send you the cutting guide and instructions.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Monday, January 21, 2019

February Cardmaking Workshops

Close To My Heart has four cardmaking kits in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, and I'll be featuring one of them each month from January through April. The kit we'll be working with in February is the Lucky Friendship Cardmaking Kit!



This kit contains materials for creating 12 cards. Easy-to-follow instructions guide you in creating two different card designs, but you also have the freedom to make your cards your way!




The cost of the workshop is $26, which covers the workshop kit, the use of my supplies, and my instruction. Your papers will also be pre-cut and ready for you to assemble! All you need to bring is adhesive.

Here's what's included in the One Scoop at a Time Cardmaking Kit.
  • 1 exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
  • 2 sheets of I Heart Us patterned paper
  • 2 sheets of cardstock (1 Sapphire, 1 White Daisy)
  • 1 sheet of Black Glitter Paper
  • 12 white card bases & envelopes
  • printed instructions

I will also provide additional stamp sets if you would like to change up the sentiments on your cards.

Because your kit includes a stamp set for you to keep and leftover supplies, you can continue to make cards after the workshop is over!

Sign-Up Deadlines

You can RSVP on the Facebook event pages, or you can email, call, or text me to sign up. Space is limited, so sign up soon! If you prefer to use a credit card, you can pay for the workshop online; otherwise, you can pay with cash or check the day of the workshop.

I hope you'll join me in making these fun cards in February!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage





Tuesday, January 8, 2019

So Much Happy Scrapbooking Workshop

For my January scrapbooking workshops, we will be working with the brand-new So Much Happy paper collection from Close To My Heart! It's my favorite of the four new collections, and I just couldn't wait to share it with you!


I love the color combinations and the beautiful designs in this collection. I also love the icons and titles on the newly-designed cut-apart sheet.

Here are some pictures from the four layouts in this workshop. To see the full layouts, join my VIP group on Facebook!







I am a member of a group sponsored by another CTMH consultant who creates these fabulous layouts each month. Being a member of this group allows me access to her cutting and assembly guides and the ability to share them with my customers! For any these workshops, you can purchase a pre-cut kit from me, or you can purchase the products on your own and I'll send you the directions.

If you would like to put your layouts together with me, you can attend one of my monthly scrapbooking workshop times; check out my Upcoming Events page for dates and details. Just be sure to order your supplies or a pre-cut kit at least 10 days in advance of the workshop time you'd like to attend.

You will also receive Customer Loyalty Points no matter which option you choose! If you order the materials yourself, you will earn points for your order ($1 = 1 point). If you purchase a pre-cut kit from me, you will receive 30 points. It's a win-win!

If you would like to purchase the supplies on your own, here's what you need.

Once you have ordered your materials, simply email me to let me know, and I'll send you the cutting guide and instructions.

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If you prefer to purchase a pre-cut kit from me, you can do so at my online store at the link below.
https://squareup.com/store/stamping-at-home/item/so-much-happy-scrapbooking-workshop

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com
www.facebook.com/stampingathome