Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Taking a Blogging Break

I am writing today to let you know that I'm taking a bit of a blogging break from now until the end of the holiday season. I'm going to be out of town off and on, and I really want to be able to focus on spending time with family and friends over the next several weeks.

I will try to keep the individual pages of my blog up to date, as well as my events calendar, and I plan to be back in early January with regular blog posts. I may write a post here and there if I have time or just want to, but don't expect anything regular for the rest of 2017.

I will still be posting regularly on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/stampingathome), and I will continue to be very active in my VIP group on Facebook. Right now I'm in the middle of a personal "25 Christmas Cards by Christmas Day" challenge, so I hope you'll follow me! You can also reach me via email, text, or phone. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out!


I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and I'll "see" you in a few weeks!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

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



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Through the Year Calendar Kit

Today's post is all about the December monthly special from Close To My Heart - but keep reading to see why I'm talking about it in November!!


In December, Close To My Heart will be offering the Through the Year Calendar Kit! This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts—AND it is available at a 20% discount! Each month features a unique 12" x 12" scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favorite memories throughout the next year!


I'm telling you about this kit NOW because this project features the November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year! This stamp set will be available to purchase as part of a calendar kit in December - but only at the full retail price of $17.95. If you place an order of $50 or more in November, you can get the stamp set for only $5.00!

******** Special Deal!! ********
If you are interested in purchasing this calendar kit and would like to use it toward the discounted purchase of the November stamp of the month set, I can order it for you NOW instead of waiting until December! These calendars would also make wonderful Christmas gifts, so ordering now would allow you to complete the project in time for Christmas! Also, anyone who purchases this kit from me in November will receive a free gift with your order!

In order to get the November stamp of the month set for $5.00, you need to place an order of $50 or more. The kit is $38.95, so you would need to add a few things to your order to qualify. Here are a few suggestions of items that would coordinate well with the calendar kit:

My personal plan for the calendar is to cut it apart and use it in my 2018 scrapbook album. I will be creating the pre-designed layouts on White Daisy cardstock and using the calendar pages as a coordinating layout. I will be using some Basics Fundamentals papers with the calendar pages to help them coordinate with the pre-designed layouts from the kit. I will be sharing more as I complete my album, but I wanted to let you know so you can get the Basics Fundamentals while they're on sale this month!

Here's a picture of all twelve pre-designed layouts. Aren't they beautiful?!



If you are interested in purchasing the calendar kit in November, you must email me with your order; customers can't actually purchase the kit on their own until December. You can purchase as many kits as you want, and you will need to send payment through PayPal once I let you know what your total will be. I will have your order mailed directly to you, so you don't have to be local!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I know this is a lot of information, so I'm here to help if you need it!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Friday, November 10, 2017

November Card Buffet

Because of the holidays and our schedule this month, I'm only able to have one card buffet in November, but I hope you'll be able to join me!

  • Thursday, November 16th
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $3.00/card

Here's how a card buffet works: You come and make as many cards as you want in the two-hour workshop time. Each card is $3 and they are all designed and pre-cut for you. I will also provide all of your tools and adhesive. If you would like to provide your own adhesive, each card will only be $2.00.

I have five new cards this month and five cards that were introduced in October. Many of them are Christmas cards, but the others are pretty versatile and could be used for many different occasions.

Here are the cards available at my buffet in November:


(you can stamp any month you want)









I hope you'll join me for my card buffet this month. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page, or you can email, call, or text me to sign up. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early. Please sign up no later than Wednesday, November 15th. And if you bring a friend, you will both receive a free gift from me!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Silver & Gold Layouts

Last week I shared all the information about my upcoming Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Workshop, so today I wanted to share the actual layouts I created with this kit. Today is also the last day to sign up for this workshop!

Sometimes I alter the suggested layouts, but for this workshop I pretty much followed the guide. I added a few extra embellishments in some places, but that's about all.

Layout 1:





Layout 2:





Layout 3:





Thanks for taking a look at my layouts! If you have any questions about anything I've mentioned today, please don't hesitate to ask.

If you'd like to complete these layouts yourself, you can still sign up for my Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Workshop on Saturday, November 18th. You can find out all the information on my Upcoming Events page or on the Facebook event page. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page, or you can email, call, or text me to sign up.

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884




Monday, November 6, 2017

Silver & Gold Cards

Today I'm sharing three new cards that will be available at my November card buffet. All three of these cards feature the beautiful and classy Silver & Gold paper packet.


The Silver & Gold paper packet is full of black, white, and grey designs with some beautiful gold foil. It's perfect for holiday cards and scrapbooking layouts, but many of the patterns could be used for any occasion!

Silver & Gold is the featured paper packet from Close To My Heart for the month of November, so I'm offering the three cards shown below at my card buffet this month.




If you are interested in making these cards, you can join me for my card buffet on Thursday, November 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening. You can find all the details on my Upcoming Events page or at the Facebook event page. RSVP on Facebook or contact me to sign up. Space is limited!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Friday, November 3, 2017

Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Workshop

  • Saturday, November 18
  • 9:30-11:30
  • $40

For my November scrapbooking workshop, we'll be working with the Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Kit!


This workshop kit retails for $29.95 and provides you with enough materials to create three 12x12 two-page layouts. It also provides you with the paper and embellishments to make nine cards! Plus, you'll have leftover scraps!

Here's what you receive with this kit:

Here are the three layouts you will make with this kit:





I will be posting pictures of my actual layouts next week, so be sure to stop back by!

Cost:
The cost of the workshop is $40. This covers the cost of the kit, shipping, tax, printed directions, and my instruction. If you have already ordered the kit on your own but would still like to come to the workshop, please bring $5.00 to cover my instructional time.

Sign-up Deadline:
The deadline to sign up for this workshop is Wednesday, November 8th. The deadline allows me to order the kits in time.

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.

What do you need to bring?
Please bring adhesive (I suggest a regular paper adhesive, glue dots, and foam tape) and basic tools (a paper cutter and scissors).

Please sign up using one of the following:

If you have any questions or need my address or directions, please contact me. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage





Thursday, November 2, 2017

Whimsy Fundamentals Scrapbooking Workshop

I'm so excited to share with you my first-ever scrapbooking workshop guide! It was definitely a labor of love and one that I hope you will enjoy!


This scrapbooking workshop features the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and patterns from the Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 3 how-to book from Close To My Heart. Using my cutting guide and assembly instructions, you will create six two-page 12x12 scrapbooking layouts!

I decided to create this workshop and guide because the all the Fundamentals collections are on sale in November! You can get individual products for 30% off, or if you purchase one of the bundles, they are 40% off!! You can find all the details here on my website.

Here are the supplies and tools needed to complete this workshop:

There are three options for purchasing this workshop guide.

Option 1:
Purchase a pre-cut kit from me, which includes all of your materials and the full-color assembly instructions. This kit would normally cost $64, but if you purchase it from me in November, you can get it for only $48! If you are not local and will need your kit shipped to you, that will be an additional cost based on shipping rates; please email me for specifics.

Option 2:
Place an order of $25 or more on my Close To My Heart website, and I will send you the cutting guide and assembly instructions for free! Simply send me an email at rielage517@gmail.com after placing your order, and I will email you the PDF files. This is a great option if you don't have the Whimsy collection or the Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 3 how-to book. (For those of you in my hostess club, you will need to make a $25 order in addition to your regular $25 order (so $50 or more) in order to qualify for the free guide.)

Option 3:
You can purchase the cutting guide and assembly instructions directly from me for $12. This is a great option if you already own the necessary supplies or if you're a CTMH consultant and would like to use the guide to hold your own in-home workshops. When you order, let me know if you're a consultant and would like me to send a consultant permission form with your guides.

Here are a few pictures of the layouts you will make with this workshop!








For those of you who like to complete your workshops with me, I have you covered! After the holidays, I will be offering an in-home workshop where you can receive personal guidance in assembling the layouts and use my tools to complete the workshop. More details about times and cost will be coming soon. But I would still purchase your pre-cut kit in November to take advantage of the Fundamentals sale!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm so happy to finally be able to offer this workshop to you, and I hope there will be more to come in the future!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

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