Monday, February 8, 2016

Charlotte Workshops Your Way Cards

One of my favorite things about the new Workshops Your Way kits from Close To My Heart is that they include paper and cutting directions for cards! The number and variety of cards is different with each kit, but all it takes is a few additional supplies to really make the most of these kits.

The Charlotte kit includes enough paper and embellishments for nine cards, three each of three different designs.



Here are some of the cards I made from the Workshops Your Way Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit:


------------------------------



------------------------------



These cards feature the Springtime Wishes stamp set and Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, so they were really simple to cut out and put together.


Once I cut out all the flowers and leaves, I used the Watercolor Paints to color them in. To make sure the stamped images didn't smear when I applied the watercolor, I used the Black Memento stamp pad when I stamped the images. I also used Sorbet ink for the sentiments.

Let me know if you have any questions about how I made these cards - I'm happy to help!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com



Friday, February 5, 2016

Charlotte Workshops Your Way Layouts

Close To My Heart's featured paper packet for the month of February is Charlotte.


The colors and patterned papers are beautiful, and I really enjoyed putting together the simple, but elegant layouts from the Workshops Your Way Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit.


In the Workshops Your Way Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit you receive one complete Charlotte paper packet, a full set of Charlotte Complements, three sheets of cardstock, one spool of Black & Gold Ribbon, and one pack of Treasured Puffies - all for only $26.95!

Here are the layouts I created. They are slightly different from the ones suggested in the guide, but everyone gets to put their own spin on things!

Layout 1:




Layout 2:



Layout 3:



In addition to these layouts, the guide provided directions for cutting enough patterned paper to create nine cards! I will be sharing those cards next week, so be on the lookout for that post.

If you would like to create these layouts with some guidance, this is the kit we will be using for my February Scrapbooking Workshop. It's happening Saturday, February 27th from 1:00-4:00 or 6:00-9:00. The deadline for signing up is Tuesday, February 16th and the cost of the workshop is $32. That includes the full Charlotte Workshops Your Way kit, plus it covers shipping, tax, and my instruction. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact me or check out my Upcoming Events page for all the details.

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mojo Monday 433 - Charlotte

It's been several months since I've participated in the Mojo Monday weekly sketch challenge, but I was able to take a few moments this afternoon to create a card using this week's sketch and Close To My Heart's featured paper packet for February, Charlotte.



I love the colors in this paper packet, and the patterns are very classy. After creating the three two-page layouts from the Workshops Your Way Charlotte kit, I had plenty of scraps leftover to create the card I'm sharing today:


In addition to the Charlotte paper packet, I also used the Springtime Wishes stamp set and the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts. The Thin Cuts dies are great for cutting out the intricate flower and leaf shapes, and you can even cut them out after you've stamped them!



To color the stamped images, I used a wet brush and some ink from the lid of the Sorbet and Sweet Leaf stamp pads. Just squish the lid of the stamp pad into the pad before opening, and you'll have enough ink on the lid of the stamp pad to pick up with your brush. This will also work with a blending pen. Just be sure to stamp the images with Memento ink or some other ink that won't run when it comes in contact with water.

Thanks for taking a look at my card today, and if you have any questions about anything I mentioned today, please ask!

Thanks again,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com




Monday, February 1, 2016

New February Special and Stamp of the Month!

Hello, February! It's a new month, and with a new month comes a new special and stamp of the month set from Close To My Heart.

Share the Love!
For the month of February, you can purchase a special D-size stamp set that is not only adorable, but will benefit others. For every "Share the Love" stamp set sold this month, Close To My Heart will donate $7.00 of the proceeds to Operation Smile, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates to children all over the world.

For more information on Operation Smile and Close To My Heart, click on the link below:
http://bethanyrielage.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/operation-smile.aspx


To purchase the stamp set, contact me or click the link below:
http://bethanyrielage.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9147&ci=4019



Stamp of the Month - Balloon Animals
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. 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.

February's stamp of the month is the very cute "Balloon Animals" stamp set. I can't wait to play with this stamp set this month - be on the lookout for some artwork posted to my blog!


That's all for today! If you have any questions about these products, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm here to help!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

February Scrapbooking Workshop - Charlotte

For my February scrapbooking workshop, we will be using the Charlotte scrapbooking kit.
  • Saturday, February 27
  • 1:00-4:00 or 6:00-9:00
  • Cost: $32


This workshop kit retails for $26.95 and provides you with enough materials to create three traditional two-page layouts, plus one pocket page scrapbooking layout, and enough cardstock and embellishments for nine cards! With this kit you receive a full Charlotte paper packet, the Charlotte complements, three pieces of cardstock, one roll of Black & Gold ribbon, and one pack of Treasured Puffies.


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


The workshop costs $32, which covers the cost of the kit, shipping and tax, and instruction.

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 Saturday, February 27 from 1:00-4:00 or 6:00-9:00. If you are interested but cannot make it at that time, please contact me and we can set up another time that will work for you.

The deadline for signing up for this workshop is Tuesday, February 16 by 8:00 pm. Space is limited so sign up soon! You can email, call, or text me to sign up.

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Deadline for January Workshops!

Tomorrow - Sunday, January 17 - is the deadline to sign up for my January workshops. You can email, call, or text to sign up. Check out all the information below. Thanks!


January Scrapbooking Workshop - La Vie En Rose
  • Tuesday, January 26
  • 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Cost: $35
For my January scrapbooking workshop, we will be using the La Vie En Rose scrapbooking kit.



This workshop kit retails for $29.95 and includes over $40 worth of product! With this kit you receive a full La Vie En Rose paper packet, an exclusive D-size stamp set, the La Vie En Rose Assortment, gold foil tape, three 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.

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 Tuesday, January 26 from 6:00-9:00. If you are interested but cannot make it at that time, please contact me and we can set up another time that will work for you.

Space is limited for this workshop, so sign up soon! The deadline for signing up is Sunday, January 17 by 8:00 p.m. You can email, call, or text me to sign up.



--------------------------------------------------------------------


January Card Workshop - Kaleidoscope

  • Sunday, January 31
  • 1:30-4:30
  • Cost: $35

Need some birthday cards for the new year? Close To My Heart has you covered with a wonderful cardmaking kit featuring the beautiful Kaleidoscope paper packet.



The Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit provides you with all the paper and embellishments you need to make 15 beautiful birthday cards, including a D-size stamp set, two full packs of embellishments, 15 card bases and envelopes, and an instruction brochure.

Here are the three cards you can make using this kit (3 of each card):



I will provide all the stamp pads, blocks, and tools you need to complete your cards, and I will have all of your paper cut ahead of time! All you need to bring is adhesive (including foam tape) and your scissors.

Optional Additional Service:
$5 - I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.

This workshop is scheduled for Sunday, January 31 from 1:30-4:30. If you are interested but cannot make it at that time, please contact me and we can set up another time that will work for you.

Space is limited for this workshop, so sign up soon! The deadline for signing up is Sunday, January 17 by 8:00 p.m. You can email, call, or text me to sign up.


Thanks!

Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com


Friday, January 1, 2016

The New Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book Is Here!

It's January 1 so that means the new Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book is now live! Check it out at the link below, and when you place your first order from now until the end of April, you will receive a seasonal idea book for free!


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


Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

rielage517@gmail.com
765-635-4884
bethanyrielage.ctmh.com