Thursday, June 2, 2016

June Deals from Close To My Heart

I can't believe June is already here! There's lots of fun stuff happening this month, including Close To My Heart's annual convention! I'll be posting more information about that later, but for now I want to share with you the specials for June.

June Flash Sale!

During the month of June, Close To My Heart is offering great deals on bundles of discounted products every weekend! Check my website ( each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quickly, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)


June Stamp of the Month - The Long Way Home

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5.00! 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.

This stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking all those fun summer vacations!


Retiring Items
The Annual Inspirations idea book is only good until the end of July, and many items will be retiring. All of the items on the retiring list are now only available while supplies, so be sure to get your favorites soon!
  • G1096 Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1097 Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1100 Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1101 Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit
  • G1102 Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit
  • G1103 Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit
  • X7197B My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet
  • X7197C Zoe Complements
  • X7199B My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet
  • X7199C Sangria Complements
  • X7201B My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
  • X7201C La Vie En Rose Complements
  • X7202B My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
  • X7202C Kaleidoscope Complements
  • X7203B My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet
  • X7203C Georgie Complements
  • X7204B My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet
  • X7204C Urban Complements
  • Z1475 3" x 3" White Daisy Envelopes
  • Z1476 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes
  • Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes
  • Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes
  • Z1725 Adhesive Springs
  • Z1750 Display Tray
  • Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
  • Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes
  • Z1757 4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes
  • Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes
  • Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes
  • Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs
  • Z1833 My Creations® Kraft Container
  • Z1838 5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
  • Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
  • Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
  • Z1853 Aqua Dots
  • Z1871 My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album
  • Z1903 Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
  • Z1904 Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
  • Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
  • Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
  • Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
  • Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
  • Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
  • Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
  • Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder
  • Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
  • Z1934 Flamingo Dots
  • Z1953 My Creations® Journaling Cards Box
  • Z1956 Hip Pics Album
  • Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder
  • Z1980 My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring Album
  • Z1981 My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring Album
  • Z1982 My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound Album
  • Z1983 My Legacy Slate Cirlces Post Bound Album
  • Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim
  • Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper
  • Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper
  • Z1993 Arrow Embossing Folder
  • Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder
  • Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
  • Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder
  • Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
  • Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
  • Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
  • Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts
  • Z2010 White Enamel Stars
  • Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
  • Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
  • Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment
  • Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
  • Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
  • Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
  • Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
  • Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
  • Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
  • Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
  • Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
  • Z2054 Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet
  • Z2055 Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet
  • Z2090 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album
  • Z2091 My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring Album
  • Z2092 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound Album
  • Z2093 My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound Album
  • Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder
  • Z3019 Vine Embossing Folder
  • Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
  • Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder
  • Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim
  • Z3032 Rolling Tote
  • Z3034 My Legacy Black D-Ring Album
  • Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine
  • Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
  • Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine
  • Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine
  • Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
  • Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
  • Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
  • Z3070 My Creations™ Mini Folio
  • Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment
  • Z3079 Urban Assortment
  • Z3082 Zoe Assortment
  • Z3084 Sangria Assortment
  • Z3085 Kaleidoscope Assortment
  • Z3092 Georgie Assortment
  • Z3114 Roller Stamp This Happened
  • Z3115 Roller Stamp Day-to-Day
  • Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
  • Z3145 Picture My Life Overlay Black
  • Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
  • Z3148 Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit
  • Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
  • Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection
  • Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
  • Z3173 Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet
  • Z3174 Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet
  • Z3177 Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program
  • Z3178 Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program
  • Z3179 Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program
  • Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
  • Z3181 Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program
  • Z3182 Instalife™ Album–Berry
  • Z3183 Instalife™ Album–Teal
  • Z3186 Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me
  • Z3187 Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side

The list of stamp sets that are retiring can be found at the link below. Just scroll down to find the list retiring on July 31.

If you have any questions about anything, please let me know! You can email, call, or text me.

Bethany Rielage


Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Calypso Workshop for June!

I'm excited to share with you all the details for a new workshop I'm having in June! This workshop will be a scrapbooking and/or cardmaking workshop because you get to choose whether to make a scrapbooking layout, some cards, or both!

This workshop will take place at MUGS Coffee in Anderson. I have been looking for a location outside of my home to hold workshops, and I think MUGS Coffee will be perfect. Besides having a side room with a big table, we can also purchase yummy coffee and snacks!

So here's what we'll be making! For June's workshop we will use the Calypso Paper Packet, which is Close To My Heart's featured paper packet for June.

Here's the scrapbooking layout we will put together:

This layout gives you space for seven pictures, and it's pretty simple to put together.

In addition to paper from the Calypso Paper Packet, this layout also features the fun Beach Life stamp set.

We will also embellish the layout with some Calypso Sequins and some of the fun flamingo tape from the Calypso Washi Pack.


Here are the cards you can make. You will make two of each of the five designs.

And here are the cards in more detail:

These fun cards feature the stamp set Tickled Pink.

This stamp set is so much fun to play with, and I love the sentiments. There are also coordinating Thin Cuts, which make the flamingos so easy to cut out!


Here are the details for the workshop:
  • Date: Monday, June 13
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: MUGS Coffee (1909 University Blvd. in Anderson)
  • Cost: $8.00 - $20.00 (see options below)

I know not everyone enjoys both scrapbooking and cardmaking, so I wanted to give you some options for this workshop. You can choose from one of the three options below:
  • $8.00 - make one two-page scrapbooking layout
  • $15.00 - make 10 cards (two each of five different designs)
  • $20.00 - make BOTH the scrapbooking layout and 10 cards

I will supply all the tools, embellishments, stamps, and inks, and I will have all of your paper pre-cut and ready to go for you. All you need to bring is adhesive!

Since this is the first time I'm doing a workshop like this and the first time I'm holding one at MUGS, I am limiting the workshop to six people. I will be advertising this to a broader audience since I'm not holding the workshop at my home, so I expect it to fill up quickly. If there's enough interest, I will try to hold a second workshop.

If you want to come, please email, call, or text me as soon as possible and let me know which option you are choosing. The deadline for signing up is Friday, June 10.

I look forward to seeing you in June!

Bethany Rielage


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Times and Celebrate with Cake

May has been such a fun month with Close To My Heart! I have really enjoyed creating both cards and scrapbooking layouts with the Happy Times paper packet and stamp set. Both of these are only available during the month of May, and you can even get the paper packet for FREE with a qualifying purchase.

I also really love the May stamp of the month - Celebrate with Cake. It's so versatile and fun for both stamping or coloring.

Today I thought I'd share a card that uses both the Celebrate with Cake stamp of the month and the Happy Times paper packet.

It's a fairly simple card - nice and flat for mailing too! I used two different papers from the Happy Times paper packet and then stamped a couple layers of cake with coordinating ink colors. For this card I used Glacier, Canary, and Blush (retired). I then stamped "Celebrate" at the top and added some White & Gold Ribbon to the corners. I attached the stamped piece with thin foam tape, and I was done!

There's only one more week to take advantage of the May specials from Close To My Heart, so make sure you don't miss out!

Bethany Rielage

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Times Layouts!

This month has been crazy for me and my family, but I finally found some time yesterday and today to finish up some scrapbooking layouts I've been working on.

I absolutely love the special Happy Times paper packet that Close To My Heart is offering during the month of May. It's beautiful and has been so much fun to play with!

The paper packet is free with a $60 order, or you can purchase it for $14.95. There's also a coordinating stamp set that is $17.95.

There is a Happy Times scrapbooking workshop that Close To My Heart provided to all consultants, but I wanted to tweak things a little bit and create my own layouts.

During the month of April, I realized that the Happy Times paper packet coordinated really well with the Picture My Life Love My Selfie collection. Unfortunately, those cards are no longer available, but I know some of you have already purchased them. If you don't have those cards, you could substitute the Picture My Life Watercolor - Gold cards or possibly the Picture My Life Through the Year cards.

Here are the four two-page layouts that I created with the Happy Times paper packet, the Love Your Selfie Picture My Life cards, and the Happy Times stamp set.




In addition to the products mentioned above, I also used the Sequins Gold Assortment, the Glacier Fundamental Assortment, and the Glacier Extra Thick Twine.

If you are interested in completing these layouts, I will be offering my assistance in putting them together as a workshop for next month. All you need to do is purchase the necessary supplies from me or through my website, and I'll let you know when I get some dates scheduled. I will provide a cutting guide and personal instruction for those who purchase the supplies and attend the workshop.

Here are the necessary supplies:
Happy Times paper packet
Happy Times stamp set
- Picture My Life collection (Love Your Selfie (retired), Watercolor - Gold, or Through the Year)
Sequins Gold Assortment
Glacier Fundamental Assortment
Glacier Extra Thick Twine
- Extra cardstock: 3 sheets White Daisy, 2 sheets Pomegranate, 2 sheets Creme Brûlée (retired)
- Stamp pads: Pomegranate, Canary, Blush (retired), Honey

If you already have some of these supplies, there's no need to purchase them again. Just get whatever supplies you will need to complete the layouts. And if you purchase all the necessary supplies, you'll get the Happy Times paper packet for free!

Optional Additional Services:
$5 - I will cut all of your papers for you ahead of time.
$3 - I will provide any stamps and ink if you would prefer to not purchase your own.
$5 - I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.
$5 - I will provide the individual sheets of cardstock to supplement the Happy Times paper packet.

If you have any questions, please let me know, and be sure to get your Happy Times products before the end of the month. The paper packet is only available while supplies last, so there's a chance it could sell out early, so don't wait too long!

Bethany Rielage


Friday, May 6, 2016

Georgie Scrapbooking Layout & Workshop

  • Saturday, May 21
  • 9:30-11:30 in the morning
  • Cost: $8.00 (includes everything except adhesive)

I am trying a new workshop in May, and I hope to continue this type of workshop over the next several months. This workshop will be geared toward new scrapbookers or those scrapbookers who may not want to purchase a lot of product - but anyone is welcome to come!

In this workshop you will put together one two-page 12x12 layout. I will provide all the required supplies and embellishments, and the paper will even be pre-cut for you! All you have to do is come to the workshop, do a little stamping, and put the layout together! You will need to bring your own adhesive, or I can provide it for you for $2.00.

The layout for May features the Georgie paper packet, which is actually a very versatile paper packet. Although there are baby elements on some of the papers, most of the patterns are pretty neutral. I've even seen this paper used for a winter snow layout!

Here's the layout that you will be creating at the workshop:

The colors are very gender-neutral, and you could use these papers and designs with several different types of pictures. Spring, Easter, playing in the backyard, beach, vacation - almost anything could work!

Here are a couple close-up pictures of the layouts:

I have stamped the title for my layout directly on the white background paper. I chose to do this so that each person who attends the workshop can personalize her title to match her pictures. You will also be able to choose the exact colors and combinations of your embellishments and stamped images.

In addition to the Georgie paper packet, you will be using the So Many Smiles stamp set, the Grey Enamel Gems, and the Aqua Shimmer Trim.

The deadline to sign up for this workshop is Wednesday, May 11. Please email, call, or text me to sign up. This workshop is limited to six people, so sign up soon! If there's enough interest in a second workshop, I will do my best to find a time!

Bethany Rielage


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Picture My Life Watercolor Cards

Close To My Heart has just released some new Picture My Life watercolor cards in the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book, and they're so fun! Here's a video that shows how to use them:

Here's a link to the clear watercolor cards:

And here are the gold watercolor cards:

Let me know if you have any questions about these - or any other - products. Have fun shopping and watercoloring!

Bethany Rielage

Friday, April 22, 2016

Monthly Hostess Club!

I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted anything, and I hope to be posting some new artwork soon, but I have a great opportunity to tell you about today.

I'm going to be starting a monthly hostess club, and I'm inviting you to join. You will receive free product, free idea books, and extra goodies - without hosting a party!

Here's how the club works:

  • Six people commit to spending $25/month for six months.
  • During one of those months, you receive hostess benefits, which would be at least $25 in free product!

As a member of the club, you would also receive
  • free idea books in advance of other customers
  • a free mini stamp set when you join
  • a free stamp of the month set during your hostess month
  • advance notice of monthly specials from Close To My Heart

Other Information
  • You can also commit to two spots if you want to spend $50/month and two months of hostess benefits!
  • You can get outside orders from family and friends during your month, which will increase sales for the month and earn you more free product.
  • If the six spots fill up and more people are interested, I will start another club.
  • You do not have to be local to join. You can place your order on my website and have it shipped directly to you each month. Your free product will also be shipped directly to you during your hostess month!

I am hoping to start my first club in May, and I already have four spots filled up! You can email, call, or text me to sign up!

Bethany Rielage