Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sugar Rush Layout #1

I am finally getting around to putting together the scrapbooking layouts from the Workshops Your Way Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit. I've had the paper cut for awhile, but I just haven't had time to put everything together. I also prefer to have pictures printed for when I put them together, and I hadn't had time to look for those either. But today I have my first two-page layout to share with you!

Here it is:


I found pictures for this layout from a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania back in 2012. I had never gotten around to scrapbooking these pictures, but they ended up being perfect for this layout!


I did change up the layout a bit from the original layout in the instructions. Instead of using the Pomegranate washi tape on the top and bottom of the layout, I used the Sea Glass heart washi - I just wanted a little more Sea Glass on my layout. I also decided to mat my photos with some Pomegranate and Sea Glass cardstock to help them stand out against the patterned paper. I also changed up some of the embellishments, but I kept the patterned paper and the photo placement the same.


I really love how it turned out, and I'm looking forward to putting together the other two layouts using the fun Sugar Rush paper!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

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



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Workshop

  • Saturday, January 28
  • 1:30-4:30 or 6:30-9:30
  • $35 (covers scrapbooking kit, tax, shipping, and instruction)

For my January scrapbooking workshop, we will be using the Workshops Your Way Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit.


This workshop kit retails for $26.95 and provides you with enough materials to create three 12x12 two-page layouts. It also provides you with the paper and embellishments for 9 cards!

Here's what you receive with this kit:

Here are the three layouts you will create with this kit.





Cost:
The cost of the workshop is $35. This covers the cost of the kit, shipping, tax, and my instruction. If you have already ordered the kit on your own but would still like to come to the workshop, please bring $3.00 to cover my instructional time.

Sign-up Deadline:
The deadline to sign up for this workshop is Wednesday, January 18. 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.

Cards:
When you follow the cutting guide for cutting your kit, along with all the pieces for your layouts, you will also end up with pieces for nine cards (three each of three designs). There are additional supplies needed to complete these cards, but if you would like to complete them during the workshop, I will provide card bases and envelopes and the use of my stamps and inks for $6.00. Just let me know when you RSVP if you'll be wanting to complete the cards as well!



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).

If you need my address or directions, please contact me.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you later this month!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage





Monday, January 16, 2017

Mojo Monday 480 - Sugar Rush

I'm back! We've been gone on vacation for the past two weeks, but we are now home, and I'm happy to be creating and blogging again! I was able to whip up a card pretty quickly this afternoon for this week's Mojo Monday challenge.

Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my take on it:


I did change up quite a few things from the original sketch, but that's okay. It still served its purpose as my inspiration and made creating the card pretty easy.

All of the patterned papers on my card (except for the 1/2-inch strip) came from the cut-apart sheet in the Sugar Rush paper packet from Close To My Heart. I love using these 3x4 and 4x6 pieces of paper on cards; they're sized perfectly and always seem to work together well.


After adhering all the patterned paper, I stamped the sentiment in Pomegranate ink directly on the piece of patterned paper. This sentiment stamp comes from the Sugar Rush Cardmaking stamp set, which also has Thin Cuts to match. I just love those little donuts!


To finish the card, I added a few Sugar Rush Dots. I also edged all the papers in Whisper ink before attaching them to the card base.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

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



Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Favorites - Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush is the featured collection for January - and it's also one of my favorite paper packets from the new Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book!


I love bright and bold colors and designs, and Sugar Rush definitely has them! I also love the donuts and sprinkles, and I think these papers will be so much fun to work with.

Here are a few projects featured in the idea book that have been made with the Sugar Rush paper:





To find out which products were used on these projects, follow the link below and click on the Recipes link under the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.
http://bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx

The Sugar Rush paper packet also has some wonderful coordinating embellishments!





I hope you'll try the Sugar Rush collection for yourself!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

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



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January Workshops

I have three different workshops scheduled for January, and I'd love to see you at them. All of this information can also be found on my Upcoming Events page, but I thought I'd post it here too!

Here are the three workshops at a glance. Scroll down for more information about each one.
  • Card Buffet - January 22; 2:00-4:00
  • Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Workshop - January 28; 1:30-4:30 or 6:30-9:30
  • Welcome Home Wreath Workshop - January 29; 1:30-4:30

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Card Buffet
  • Sunday, January 22
  • 2:00-4:00
  • $2.00/card
Card buffets are one of my favorite types of workshops, so I've decided to try and have one every month in 2017! Each month I will have many different types of cards, but I'll be focusing on the featured paper packet from Close To My Heart for the month. In January, that's Sugar Rush! I'll try to post more pictures of the cards you'll be able to make, but here are three of them:


Here's how it will work: You come and make as many cards as you want in the two-hour class time. Each card is $2 and they are all designed and pre-cut for you; all you do is put them together. There are several cards from which to choose.

All you have to do is bring adhesive, and I provide the rest! I suggest bringing a regular paper adhesive, glue dots, and some kind of foam tape.

The sign-up deadline for this event is Friday, January 20.

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Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Workshop
  • Saturday, January 28
  • 1:30-4:30 or 6:30-9:30
  • $35 (covers scrapbooking kit, tax, shipping, and instruction)
For my January workshop, we will be using the Workshops Your Way Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit.


This workshop kit retails for $26.95 and provides you with enough materials to create three 12x12 two-page layouts. It also provides you with the paper and embellishments for 9 cards! With this kit you receive a full Sugar Rush Paper Packet, one pack of Sugar Rush Complements, one pack of Sugar Rush Dots, one Sugar Rush Washi Pack, and four sheets of cardstock (1 Whisper, 3 White Daisy).

Here are the three layouts we will be creating:




Sign-up Deadline:
The deadline to sign up for this workshop is Wednesday, January 18th. This will allow me to order the kits so they arrive 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.

Cards:
When you follow the cutting guide for cutting your kit, along with all the pieces for your layouts, you will also end up with pieces for 9 cards. There are additional supplies needed to complete these cards, but if you would like to complete them during the workshop, I will provide card bases and envelopes and the use of my stamps and inks for $6.00. Just let me know when you RSVP if you'll be wanting to complete the cards as well!

Here are the cards you can create (three of each design):



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Welcome Home Wreath Workshop
  • Sunday, January 29
  • 1:30-4:30
  • Cost: $5 - 44 (depending on materials needed)
Every January, Close To My Heart celebrates National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it! This January, they’ll be celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home.


During this workshop, you will take your wreath kit and put it all together. The kit includes everything you need except for adhesive. I would recommend Liquid Glass as a good adhesive for this project, and a Quilling Tool will also come in handy (although not required).


Cost:
The cost of the workshop depends on what you already own and what you want to use during the workshop. You can use other adhesives besides Liquid Glass, but you will need to have your own adhesive. A Quilling Tool is also a nice tool to have for putting this wreath together. Here are the cost options.


Sign-Up Deadline:
The deadline to sign up for this workshop is Thursday, January 19th. This will allow me to purchase the kits and other materials in time for the workshop.

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Space is limited for all of these workshops, so please sign up as soon as possible! You can email, call, or text me to sign up!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Monday, January 2, 2017

January Specials!

2017 is here and so are new January specials from Close To My Heart! I love the featured paper packet for this month, and the special for National Papercrafting Month is beautiful! Keep reading to find out more.

Stamp of the Month: Adore You
The stamp of the month for January is perfect for Valentine's Day, thank-you cards, anniversaries, and many other occasions.


Remember, the stamp of the month is only available for one month. You can purchase it at full retail price for $17.95, or you can get it for only $5 with a qualifying order. You can find out more at the link below:
http://bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/sotm/2017/1701-adore-you.aspx


Every January, Close To My Heart celebrates National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it! This January, they’ll be celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home.


You can purchase the Welcome Home wreath kit outright for $18.95 with no qualifying purchase, or you can earn it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase. You can also earn a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit when you host a Gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards. Additionally, new consultants receive a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit in their New Consultant Kit when they sign up to become new consultants in January.

I'll be posting more about this in a later blog post, but for now you can click on the link below to learn more and order your own kit!
http://bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1701-npm-welcome-home.aspx


January Workshops
I'm having several workshops this month, including a card buffet! Sugar Rush is the featured paper packet for January, so most of my workshops will include projects made from that paper packet. You can find all the information over on my Upcoming Events page. I hope you'll be able to join me this month!



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can email, call, or text me anytime.

By the way, in case you noticed that I don't have a new Mojo Monday card today, I'm out of town for a little while, so I won't be back with a new Mojo Monday card until Monday, January 16th!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Seasonal Expressions Idea Book!

The brand-new Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book is now here! I'm so excited about the four new paper packets in this catalog and the beautiful stamp sets that coordinate with them. There are also lots of fun, new embellishment packs and plenty of new Thin Cuts! Check it out at the link below!


http://bethanyrielage.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884

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