Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Times and Celebrate with Cake

May has been such a fun month with Close To My Heart! I have really enjoyed creating both cards and scrapbooking layouts with the Happy Times paper packet and stamp set. Both of these are only available during the month of May, and you can even get the paper packet for FREE with a qualifying purchase.



I also really love the May stamp of the month - Celebrate with Cake. It's so versatile and fun for both stamping or coloring.


Today I thought I'd share a card that uses both the Celebrate with Cake stamp of the month and the Happy Times paper packet.


It's a fairly simple card - nice and flat for mailing too! I used two different papers from the Happy Times paper packet and then stamped a couple layers of cake with coordinating ink colors. For this card I used Glacier, Canary, and Blush (retired). I then stamped "Celebrate" at the top and added some White & Gold Ribbon to the corners. I attached the stamped piece with thin foam tape, and I was done!

There's only one more week to take advantage of the May specials from Close To My Heart, so make sure you don't miss out!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

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765-635-4884
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Times Layouts!

This month has been crazy for me and my family, but I finally found some time yesterday and today to finish up some scrapbooking layouts I've been working on.

I absolutely love the special Happy Times paper packet that Close To My Heart is offering during the month of May. It's beautiful and has been so much fun to play with!


The paper packet is free with a $60 order, or you can purchase it for $14.95. There's also a coordinating stamp set that is $17.95.


There is a Happy Times scrapbooking workshop that Close To My Heart provided to all consultants, but I wanted to tweak things a little bit and create my own layouts.

During the month of April, I realized that the Happy Times paper packet coordinated really well with the Picture My Life Love My Selfie collection. Unfortunately, those cards are no longer available, but I know some of you have already purchased them. If you don't have those cards, you could substitute the Picture My Life Watercolor - Gold cards or possibly the Picture My Life Through the Year cards.

Here are the four two-page layouts that I created with the Happy Times paper packet, the Love Your Selfie Picture My Life cards, and the Happy Times stamp set.




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In addition to the products mentioned above, I also used the Sequins Gold Assortment, the Glacier Fundamental Assortment, and the Glacier Extra Thick Twine.

If you are interested in completing these layouts, I will be offering my assistance in putting them together as a workshop for next month. All you need to do is purchase the necessary supplies from me or through my website, and I'll let you know when I get some dates scheduled. I will provide a cutting guide and personal instruction for those who purchase the supplies and attend the workshop.

Here are the necessary supplies:
Happy Times paper packet
Happy Times stamp set
- Picture My Life collection (Love Your Selfie (retired), Watercolor - Gold, or Through the Year)
Sequins Gold Assortment
Glacier Fundamental Assortment
Glacier Extra Thick Twine
- Extra cardstock: 3 sheets White Daisy, 2 sheets Pomegranate, 2 sheets Creme Brûlée (retired)
- Stamp pads: Pomegranate, Canary, Blush (retired), Honey

If you already have some of these supplies, there's no need to purchase them again. Just get whatever supplies you will need to complete the layouts. And if you purchase all the necessary supplies, you'll get the Happy Times paper packet for free!

Optional Additional Services:
$5 - I will cut all of your papers for you ahead of time.
$3 - I will provide any stamps and ink if you would prefer to not purchase your own.
$5 - I will provide any adhesive you need, including foam tape.
$5 - I will provide the individual sheets of cardstock to supplement the Happy Times paper packet.

If you have any questions, please let me know, and be sure to get your Happy Times products before the end of the month. The paper packet is only available while supplies last, so there's a chance it could sell out early, so don't wait too long!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884




Friday, May 6, 2016

Georgie Scrapbooking Layout & Workshop

  • Saturday, May 21
  • 9:30-11:30 in the morning
  • Cost: $8.00 (includes everything except adhesive)

I am trying a new workshop in May, and I hope to continue this type of workshop over the next several months. This workshop will be geared toward new scrapbookers or those scrapbookers who may not want to purchase a lot of product - but anyone is welcome to come!

In this workshop you will put together one two-page 12x12 layout. I will provide all the required supplies and embellishments, and the paper will even be pre-cut for you! All you have to do is come to the workshop, do a little stamping, and put the layout together! You will need to bring your own adhesive, or I can provide it for you for $2.00.

The layout for May features the Georgie paper packet, which is actually a very versatile paper packet. Although there are baby elements on some of the papers, most of the patterns are pretty neutral. I've even seen this paper used for a winter snow layout!


Here's the layout that you will be creating at the workshop:


The colors are very gender-neutral, and you could use these papers and designs with several different types of pictures. Spring, Easter, playing in the backyard, beach, vacation - almost anything could work!

Here are a couple close-up pictures of the layouts:



I have stamped the title for my layout directly on the white background paper. I chose to do this so that each person who attends the workshop can personalize her title to match her pictures. You will also be able to choose the exact colors and combinations of your embellishments and stamped images.

In addition to the Georgie paper packet, you will be using the So Many Smiles stamp set, the Grey Enamel Gems, and the Aqua Shimmer Trim.


The deadline to sign up for this workshop is Wednesday, May 11. Please email, call, or text me to sign up. This workshop is limited to six people, so sign up soon! If there's enough interest in a second workshop, I will do my best to find a time!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Picture My Life Watercolor Cards

Close To My Heart has just released some new Picture My Life watercolor cards in the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book, and they're so fun! Here's a video that shows how to use them:



Here's a link to the clear watercolor cards:
http://bethanyrielage.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9200&ci=4429

And here are the gold watercolor cards:
http://bethanyrielage.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=9199&ci=4427

Let me know if you have any questions about these - or any other - products. Have fun shopping and watercoloring!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

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


Friday, April 22, 2016

Monthly Hostess Club!

I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted anything, and I hope to be posting some new artwork soon, but I have a great opportunity to tell you about today.

I'm going to be starting a monthly hostess club, and I'm inviting you to join. You will receive free product, free idea books, and extra goodies - without hosting a party!


Here's how the club works:

  • Six people commit to spending $25/month for six months.
  • During one of those months, you receive hostess benefits, which would be at least $25 in free product!

As a member of the club, you would also receive
  • free idea books in advance of other customers
  • a free mini stamp set when you join
  • a free stamp of the month set during your hostess month
  • advance notice of monthly specials from Close To My Heart

Other Information
  • You can also commit to two spots if you want to spend $50/month and two months of hostess benefits!
  • You can get outside orders from family and friends during your month, which will increase sales for the month and earn you more free product.
  • If the six spots fill up and more people are interested, I will start another club.
  • You do not have to be local to join. You can place your order on my website and have it shipped directly to you each month. Your free product will also be shipped directly to you during your hostess month!

I am hoping to start my first club in May, and I already have four spots filled up! You can email, call, or text me to sign up!

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

765-635-4884



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Birthday Card - Card Buffet

I'm back again with another card from my April card buffet! I am offering four sessions of my buffet this month, but I am limiting each session to only six people - so sign up soon!
  • Saturday, April 9; 1:00-3:00
  • Saturday, April 9; 6:00-8:00
  • Thursday, April 14; 7:00-9:00
  • Sunday, April 17; 1:00-3:00
Here's the card for today:


This card features the stamp set from the Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit.


One thing I love about this stamp set is its versatility. Although this card kit is pretty feminine, the stamp set works for both guys and girls. I have made several masculine cards with this stamp set, and I think I'll be using it for a long time!


The paper comes from a retired paper packet called ProPlayer, but this card design and stamp set could be used with many different papers. I used Ruby, Pacifica, Slate, and Canary inks and added some Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots to finish off the card.

I hope you'll join me in April for one of my card buffet sessions. All the details can be found here or on my Upcoming Events page.

Please text, call, or email me to sign up or if you need more information.

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Your Beautiful Self - Card Buffet

Today I'm sharing another card that will be available to make during my April card buffet.


This card features the stamp set Your Beautiful Self from the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book.


I love this stamp set, and it's perfect for coloring, which is what I did on this card. I stamped the images with the Memento Black ink and used our ShinHan Touch Twin markers to color them in.




The stamp of the month sets are available for the retail price of $17.95, but you can also get them for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase. I used the frame stamp, and I'm looking forward to using this image a lot!

The paper comes from a retired paper packet called Flirty, but this card design and stamp set could be used with many different papers. I added some Bitty Sparkles to finish off the card, and I popped up the butterfly wings with some Thin Foam Tape.

I hope you'll join me in April for one of my card buffet sessions. There are four scheduled sessions, but I can only accommodate six people at each session. All the details can be found here or on my Upcoming Events page.

Please text, call, or email me to sign up or if you need more information.

Thanks,
Bethany Rielage

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

https://www.facebook.com/stampingathome/
@stampingathome on Instagram