Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August Workshop - Zoe

I want to tell you a little about the workshops that I will be having each month.

Each month from August 2015 to August 2016, Close to My Heart is going to highlight one paper packet. I'm going to follow their schedule and have a workshop each month that features that specific paper packet. I will post the events and artwork we'll be making as I get them planned and created. For now, I have the information about August's workshop up and some information about September's. Everything will be posted on my Upcoming Events page.

I love scrapbooking with others and helping them be successful in preserving their memories in whatever way they choose. I want to provide time each month to get together, have fun, and actually make artwork with the products we buy! I am so excited about these new workshops, and I really hope you will join me this year!

So here's what you need to know about August's workshop! We will be using the Zoe Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit to create four beautiful 12x12 layouts and a couple of cards. The workshop kit retails for $29.95 and includes over $40 worth of product! The workshop costs $35, which covers the cost of the kit, shipping, tax, and the use of my Cricut machine and stamp pads. I have three scheduled times for this workshop, but if there's enough interest, I can schedule additional times.

-Friday, August 28 from 1:30-4:30 or 6:30-9:30
-Saturday, August 29 from 1:30-4:30

Space is limited for workshop, so sign up soon. You must sign up by Monday, August 17th so I can order the kits in time for the workshop. You can call, text, email, or comment on this post to reserve your spot!

Here are some pictures of the layouts I created with this kit.

Later this week I'll share pictures of the cards we'll make during the workshop too!

Again, I'm really looking forward to these workshops and creating with you!

Bethany Rielage


Monday, August 3, 2015

Mojo Monday 409 - Chalk It Up and August Stamp of the Month

It's been a long time since I've participated in the Mojo Monday card sketch challenge, but I'm hoping to get back on track as the "new year" begins. Back to school and the release of a new idea book always make it feel like the beginning of a new year for me!

Here's the sketch for this week:

I decided to use the brand-new Zoe paper packet from Close to My Heart and the August stamp of the month set, Framed.


I used leftovers from the Zoe Workshop on the Go scrapbooking kit - I love to find ways to use up my scraps!

Here's my card:

I love all the different patterns in this paper packet and - as always - how well they all go together! I stamped the image in Glacier ink and the sentiment in Slate. I also edged all the paper pieces with Slate ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Bethany Rielage


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lots of exciting news!

It's finally August and I have lots of new products, specials, and information to share with you!

New Product
Due to the new idea book starting in September instead of August this year, Close to My Heart has released some product early. Starting today, everyone can order the brand-new Cricut Artistry cartridge, the Zoe paper packet, the Zoe Workshop on the Go scrapbooking kit, assorted matching embellishments, and our new roll-up organizers! I'll post some pictures here, but you can check out my website for more information and to place an order. I'll be posting more information about them in the days to come.

New Embellishments


New Specials
Since it's a new month, there's a new stamp of the month set available for August - Framed.

This stamp set is only available during this month, so don't miss out. You can order the stamp set at full retail value ($17.95), or you can get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50. Get more information here:

There's also a new special for August featuring our new roll-up organizers. When you purchase one (or both) of them, you will get some new product for free! Check it out here:

New Workshop Information
This year (August 2015 - August 2016) Close to My Heart will be highlighting one paper packet each month, and I've decided to follow along by having monthly workshop at my home. Most months will feature one of the Workshop on the Go kits, but some months will simply be layouts and/or cards using the various paper packets, complements, stamp sets, and embellishments I've put together. I hope you will choose to join me each month, and there will be rewards for coming regularly! You will find all the information on my Upcoming Events page here on my blog, and I will be putting up separate blog posts with pictures of the layouts and cards we will be making.

I know this was a long post, but thanks for making it all the way to the end! If you have any questions about anything, please just ask!

Bethany Rielage


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jump on It July - Paper Bird

I'm back with another set of cards featuring one of Close to My Heart's fabulous hostess rewards stamp sets. You only have today and tomorrow to get these stamp sets for only $5 each! To find out more about this month's special, click here.

Today's featured stamp set is Paper Bird.

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to use up some of my retired Skylark paper to make some cards. Here's what I came up with!

I got my initial inspiration from this card, but then I changed things up as I went along. In addition to the Paper Bird stamp set and the Skylark paper pack, I used the Oceanside Sequins. I stamped images with Desert Sand, Lagoon, and Sweet Leaf.

Thanks for stopping by!

Bethany Rielage


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jump on It July - Tagged with Love

I'm back today with more cards using one of the hostess sets that are available this month for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Click the link below for more information about this special:

The stamp set I'm using today is Tagged with Love:

This adorable stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which makes cutting out those tags super easy!

Here are three cards that I made using this stamp set. The cards also feature the Blossom paper packet, the Glacier and Flaxen twine, and the Oceanside sequins.

Thanks for taking a look, and if you have any questions, please let me know!

Bethany Rielage


Monday, July 27, 2015

Jump on It July - Be Jolly!

Since it's the last week for the "Jump on It July" campaign at Close to My Heart, I thought I'd share some projects I have made using some of the beautiful hostess sets that you can purchase right now.

Today I'm featuring the Be Jolly stamp set from the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

I decided to use one of my older paper packets, Pear & Partridge, and the Be Jolly stamp set to make some Christmas cards. It's never too early to start on Christmas cards, and I'm trying to use up some older papers to make room for new product!

Here are three of the cards I made:

In addition to the Pear & Partridge paper packet, I used some older chipboard tags that came with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge collection and some Cranberry baker's twine.

If you're interested in purchasing this set - or any of the other current hostess sets - be sure to take advantage of this special deal before the end of the month. With every order of $25 in stamp sets, you can purchase one of the hostess sets for only $5 or the July stamp of the month set for FREE! Click below for more details or to place your order!

Bethany Rielage


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Last week of July!

We're officially into the last week of July and your last chance to get some great hostess stamp sets for only $5! With Close to My Heart's "Jump on It July" campaign going on right now, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95!

Here are some projects from Close to My Heart featuring the various hostess stamp sets available:

Sweet As Sugar

Thanksgiving Wreath

Happy Hexagons

Sing Glory

Be Jolly

Hats Off

Well Wishes

Better with a Friend

Cuddly Salutations

Practical Planning

Tagged with Love

Paper Bird

Exotic Flower

If you're interested in any of these stamp sets, be sure to get them before the end of the month!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks!

Bethany Rielage