Monday, November 9, 2015

Video - Focus on Fundamentals

This video that Close To My Heart recently released goes perfectly with the special November album bundle. Check it out to learn more about CTMH's great Fundamentals line of products!

Thanks for watching!

Bethany Rielage

Monday, November 2, 2015

Embellishing 101

Close To My Heart just released a great video that shows how their complements, assortments, and stamps can all work together on a scrapbook layout. Check it out below!

Thanks for watching! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Bethany Rielage

Friday, October 30, 2015

November's Scrapbooking Workshop - Urban!

I know there are still a few days left in October, but I wanted to go ahead and share with you information about my November scrapbooking workshop featuring the Urban paper packet

I love these textured-looking papers, and I think there are many possibilities for this paper packet. These would be great for layouts about the outdoors or camping, but they're also perfect for all the men in your life! They would make great masculine cards or layouts.

When I started working with the Urban paper packet, I initially thought that I would create layouts about my son, but it turn out the way I expected. The three two-page layouts I created ended up being all about my husband! So even if you don't have any boys, there are probably still some men in your life that these could work for.

For my November scrapbooking workshop, we will be using the Urban Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit.

This workshop kit retails for $29.95 and includes over $40 worth of product! With this kit you receive a full Urban paper packet, an exclusive D-size stamp set, the Urban Assortment, Whisper Thick Twine, two extra sheets of cardstock, and an instructional brochure.

Here are some pictures of the layouts we will be creating:

The workshop costs $35, which covers the cost of the kit, shipping, tax, and the use of my Cricut machine and stamp pads. There's also the option of creating a third two-page layout for $2 (to cover the cost of additional base pages).

Optional Additional Services:
$5 - I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.
$5 - I will cut all of your paper ahead of time so you can just assemble and decorate the layouts the day of the workshop.

This workshop is scheduled for Sunday, November 29 from 1:30-4:30. If you are interested but cannot make it for this time, please contact me to set up a different time.

Space is limited for this workshop, so sign up soon. The deadline for signing up is Tuesday, November 17. You can email, call, or text me to sign up!

Bethany Rielage

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sangria Scraps Card

This is the last week of October, which means this is the last week that I'll be focusing my attention on the Sangria paper packet. This isn't the last month that you can purchase it, but I - along with Close To My Heart - will be switching my focus to the Urban paper packet next month.

Today I want to share a card that I made from some scraps that I had leftover from the Sangria Workshops on the Go scrapbooking kit. I love taking my leftover pieces, adding some white card bases, and creating beautiful cards!

The sentiment on the card comes from the stamp set that is exclusive to the Sangria Workshops on the Go scrapbooking kit. I arranged the scraps and added a few pieces of Gold Shimmer Trim and it was done!

I hope to share at least one more project made with Sangria this week, so keep checking back. Or better yet - subscribe to my blog and every post will be sent directly to your email!

Bethany Rielage

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More Sangria Cards!

I'm back today with more cards created with the beautiful Sangria paper packet.

The inspiration for these cards actually came from the White Pines Workshops on the Go cardmaking kit! I love that the card ideas in these kits can be used many times over and with lots of different paper and stamp sets. Here are the three cards that you make with the cardmaking kit; the card I chose to duplicate is the one on the right.

Here's my take on that card using the Sangria paper:

I used the stamp set from the Sangria Workshops on the Go scrapbooking kit for the flowered background, and the sentiment comes from the Just To Say stamp set, which comes as part of the Artfully Sent Cricut collection.

While I was at it, I decided to go ahead and make another version of this same card with a different sentiment:

This Hello sentiment also comes from the same Just To Say stamp set.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, and I hope you got some inspiration for some of your own cards!

Bethany Rielage


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Video - Embossing Folders

Close To My Heart just released a video that shows several of our embossing folders and our new diffusers. I've included links below to many of the products shown in the video.

Arrow Embossing Folder

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Confetti Embossing Folder

Confetti Stars Embossing Folder

Circle Diffuser

Square Diffuser

Bethany Rielage

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sangria and Artistry

Sangria is Close To My Heart's featured paper packet for the month of October. I absolutely love this paper and have enjoyed making several layouts and cards with it.

Today I want to share with you an anniversary card that I made with Sangria and a couple cuts from the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.

This card was made with leftover paper from the Sangria Workshops on the Go scrapbooking kit. I cut the Mr. and Mrs. out with the Artistry Cricut cartridge, and then I adhered them over top of a heart cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. To finish it off, I added a few Bitty Sparkles.

I'll be back soon to share some more artwork made with the Sangria paper!

Bethany Rielage