Monday, July 24, 2017

Fiesta Card

Today I'm sharing a pretty simple card I made with my Prickly Pear scraps. Lately, one of the easiest ways for me to make a card is to just use what I already have! I store all of my smaller scraps from each paper packet in a 4x6 plastic container, so I can just dig through them to find pieces that work well together.

For this card I had a larger strip of the Emerald paper that I just trimmed down to 5 1/4 inches to fit on the front of the card. Then I cut down a 3x4 pocket card from the Prickly Pear paper packet to use as the sentiment. I found a strip of Lemon patterned paper and added some Blue Burlap Ribbon. To finish off the card, I added a heart embellishment that I had previously made for another project.

I made several of these hearts and some flowers last week to use on my Prickly Pear scrapbooking layouts. Using VersaMark ink, I stamped the images onto several different colors of cardstock, put white embossing powder on them, and heat embossed them. Then I cut them out with our Thin Cuts. All the images come from the Prickly Pear scrapbooking stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have any questions about my card or the products I used, please contact me. I'd be happy to help!

Bethany Rielage


Friday, July 21, 2017

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear is the featured paper packet for July, and I have really enjoyed working with the fun colors and bold patterns in this paper packet.

Here are a few projects featured in the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book that have been made with the Prickly Pear 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 2 Idea Book.

The Prickly Pear paper packet also has some wonderful coordinating products!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything, and I hope you have fun creating with the Prickly Pear collection!

Bethany Rielage


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You Are Here Cricut Collection

Close To My Heart has a brand-new Cricut collection that will be available August 1st, and I want to share it with you today!

I absolutely love this collection of images, stamp sets, and paper. In fact, I think it's my favorite collection Close To My Heart has created! The collection is called You Are Here, and although it seems to be travel themed, it's so much more than that! There are lots of everyday images and fun expressions, and the alphabet is very versatile.

The physical collection retails for $99, or you can purchase the digital collection for $79. Both collections contain the same shapes; the digital version is just accessed using an online code rather than a physical cartridge, and you don't receive a printed booklet.

And besides the collection of 700 images, you also receive three D-size stamp sets and a pack of Enchantment cardstock. That's $68.35 worth of product in addition to the cartridge - so you're really only paying $30.65 for the physical cartridge or $10.65 for the digital version! Our Cricut collections really are a great deal!

Here are pictures of the three stamp sets included in the You Are Here collection:

I also wanted to share with you pictures of the printed booklet that came with the physical cartridge. There are quite a few pictures, but I wanted you to be able to see everything that you can make with this cartridge!

Isn't it incredible?! I just love this collection, and I can't wait to get creating!

Remember, this cartridge isn't available until August 1st, but feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a home gathering for August. As a hostess, when you reach a qualifying level, you could get this collection for half price!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Bethany Rielage

Monday, July 17, 2017

Prickly Pear Layouts

Last week I shared all the information about my upcoming Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Workshop, so today I wanted to share the actual layouts I created with this kit.

I know some people have been hesitant about purchasing this kit because of the cactus images, so I decided to create my layouts without using those papers or stickers. I used two extra sheets of White Daisy cardstock for the base pages for one of the layouts, and I used some cardstock scraps to create my extra flower embellishments, but other than that, I stayed pretty close to the cutting guide and layouts from the kit. As for the cactus paper and cactus embellishments? I think they'll make adorable cards!

So here are the three layouts I created with this kit.

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 join me for one of my scrapbooking workshops on Monday, July 31. You can recreate the layouts I designed, or you can make them as they are in the workshop instructions.

You can find out all the information on my Upcoming Events page or on my Facebook page. You can also RSVP on my Facebook page, or you can contact me to sign up.

Bethany Rielage