Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stargazer Scrapbooking Workshop

  • Tuesday, March 27
  • 1:00-4:00 or 6:00-9:00
  • $40

This workshop features the Stargazer collection from Close To My Heart. You will create four two-page layouts, and you will have leftover supplies to take home.

Here's what's included in the cost of the workshop:

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

To see some close-up pictures of these layouts, check out the Facebook event page.

The cost of the workshop is $40, which covers all of your supplies (except adhesive), full-color printed directions, the use of my tools, and my personal instruction. All of your papers will be pre-cut for you, and you can keep any leftover materials. I can also provide adhesive for you for an additional $5.

Sign-up Deadline
The sign-up deadline is Friday, March 16. This will allow me to purchase materials in time for 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).

Where do I sign up?

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

Bethany Rielage

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Step Right Up Scrapbooking Guide

I'm excited to share my newest scrapbooking workshop - Step Right Up!

This scrapbooking workshop features the new Step Right Up bundle and patterns from the Reflections how-to book from Close To My Heart. Using my cutting guide and assembly instructions, you will create three two-page 12x12 scrapbooking layouts!

This discounted bundle is only available through the end of March, so be sure to grab it while it's still available! The bundle contains most of the materials needed to complete this workshop, including most of your paper, a stamp set, and embellishments.

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

There are two options for purchasing this workshop guide.

Option 1:
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 after placing your order, and I will email you the PDF files. This is a great option if you don't already have the Step Right Up bundle, the Reflections how-to book, or some of the additional supplies.

Option 2:
You can purchase the cutting guide and assembly instructions directly from me for $10. 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! In April, I hope to offer 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 be sure to purchase the discounted bundle in March before it's gone!

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!

Bethany Rielage

Monday, March 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches 327

I'm here with another card for you based on a sketch, but this sketch is from the Freshly Made Sketches blog!

And here's my card:

I've been wanting to make some cards with the March Stamp of the Month Set, Birthday Time, for awhile now, so this was a perfect opportunity! This stamp set is so much fun and has so many great birthday sentiments. And the best part about this stamp set is that you can get it for only $5 this month with a qualifying order!

The patterned paper for my card comes from the Stargazer paper packet, and I also used some Poppy cardstock. I stamped the word "Celebrate" several times in Poppy ink to create my own patterned paper, and then I adhered some Gold Shimmer Trim over the edge where the papers meet. I stamped the "1 Year Older" in Sapphire ink on White Daisy cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it with Thin 3D Foam Dots. Then I added some Gold Glitter Gems to finish it off!

If you have any questions about any of the products I used today, please feel free to contact me. And don't forget about the great deals happening this month. You can find out more at the links below!


Stamp of the Month

Step Right Up! Bundle

(I developed a workshop for this bundle too! If you're interested, check it out here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Bethany Rielage

Friday, March 9, 2018

Stargazer Collection

Today I'm here to tell you all about the Stargazer Collection! I love these papers and stamp sets, and I think they're perfect for both boys and girls.

I do like it when a paper collection comes out that doesn't quite have so much pink and flowers in it because I have a son and like to scrapbook his pictures with papers he doesn't think are too girly! :-) But this paper really works for both, and even if you don't have any space-themed pictures, it's perfect for fun birthday cards. It would also work well for those solar eclipse pictures you might have!

The Stargazer Paper Packet also has some wonderful coordinating products!

There are also two kits available as part of the Stargazer Collection.

Here's another stamp set that's not part of the Stargazer Collection, but I think it coordinates well and would make some great cards!

Here are a few projects featured in the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book that have been made with products from the Stargazer collection.

Thanks for checking out all of these great products, and don't forget about the specials going on this month!

Die-namite! Sale

Stamp of the Month

Let me know if you have any questions about anything, and I hope you have fun creating with the Stargazer Collection!

Bethany Rielage

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March Specials

I was on vacation for a few days, but I'm back now and ready to tell you all about the March specials from Close To My Heart! So much good stuff this month!

Save 25% on Thin Cuts all month!

Thin Cuts dies are the fast and easy way for cutting shapes for all your crafting. This month only, save 25% on all available Thin Cuts, and 30% on select bundles of Thin Cuts dies. You can also earn a FREE Thin Cuts die by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month.

Click on the link below to learn more or to place your order!

March Stamp of the Month - Birthday Time
I absolutely love the March stamp of the month set! It's fun and really useful - and I think it's perfect for coloring! It also coordinates perfectly with the Stargazer paper and the Super Boy and Super Girl stamp sets.

Each month you can purchase a new D-sized stamp set, available for one month only, for $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.

Click on the link below to learn more or to order your own Birthday Time stamp set!

March's featured paper packet is Stargazer! Even though this is a themed paper packet, so many of the papers are versatile and neutral and could be used for lots of different projects. And even if you don't have astronaut or space photos, those papers are perfect for birthday cards - especially with the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp Set!

I will have another blog post either this week or next discussing all the products that are part of the Stargazer collection, and most of my workshops this month feature the Stargazer papers. You can also keep an eye out on Close To My Heart's blog and Facebook page for more Stargazer inspiration this month.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful March!

Bethany Rielage

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Delayed Updates

It's now March, and there are some great deals going on with Close To My Heart this month! I won't be able to update my blog with all the new info for a few days, but you can check out all the new stuff on my CTMH website:

You can also get updates on my Facebook page and find out all about my upcoming workshops!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you sometime this month!

Bethany Rielage


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March Stamping Workshop

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • 6:30-8:30
  • $8.00 per kit

During this workshop you can make cards or a scrapbooking layout - or both! For only $8 you can make four cards (two each of two designs) or one two-page scrapbooking layout.

This workshop is perfect for both beginners and more advanced crafters, and it's a great opportunity to bring friends. In fact, if you bring a friend with you (who hasn't been to one of my workshops before), you will both receive a free pack of embellishments or a roll of ribbon from me!

Stargazer is the featured paper collection for March, so we'll be using that in this month's workshop. These papers and designs are good for both boys and girls, which is helpful because I'm always running low on cards for boys!

Here are the two stamp sets we'll be using at this workshop.

Here are pictures of the two card designs for February.


And here are pictures of the scrapbooking layout.

You must purchase your kit(s) in advance to reserve your place; to purchase, click on the links below. If you can't pay online and would prefer to pay with cash or check in person, please contact me.

Feel free to look at the other kits I have for sale in my shop. If there are other cards or layouts you would like to complete in addition to the Stargazer kits, feel free to purchase and make those too!

You can also find all this information and RSVP on the Facebook event page.

You can bring your own adhesive, or I can provide it for $5.00. The sign-up deadline is Sunday, March 11th - or until kits sell out!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email, or text me. I hope to see you in March!

Bethany Rielage