Thursday, December 5, 2013

Contest and Giveaway!

Watch the video below and find out how you could win a Workshop on the Go kit for free!

Bethany Rielage

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Join Close To My Heart!

When you join the Close To My Heart family from November 1 to December 15 and submit qualifying personal sales ($300 by the end of March 2014), you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life scrapbooking program— FREE (retail value $24.95)! Select from eight darling themes, from vacation to friendship to childhood— each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors to capture it all.

Here are some of the themes (sneak peek into the new idea book!) that you can choose from:

Aren't they adorable? And if you've never tried this way of scrapbooking, just let me know and I'll show you what it's all about. It's fun and easy!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - New Videos!

I haven't posted in awhile, but I'm hoping to share a few projects I've been working on in the next few days. In the meantime, here are the latest two videos in the Artbooking Made Easy series from Close To My Heart. Enjoy!

As always, if you have any questions or would like to order your own Artbooking cartridge, let me know!

Bethany Rielage

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Fall Layouts

Here's the next video in the Artbooking Made Easy series. I can't wait to try out some of these great fall layout ideas!

Have fun making your own great Artbooking layouts!

Bethany Rielage

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mojo Monday 314 - Frosted

It's been a long time since I've participated in Mojo Monday, but I wanted to get something crafty done yesterday, so this was my quick project!

I used the Frosted paper packet for this week's card. I have to admit this paper is not my favorite, but I think it can be pretty versatile - not just for snowy pictures or layouts. I actually used this paper this week to make an anniversary or wedding card. There are enough neutral patterns on this paper to allow for lots of uses!

So here's the Mojo Monday sketch for this week:

And here's my take on it:

I stuck pretty close to the original sketch, only I substituted the doily stamp for the circle shape in the middle. The doily and the sentiment come from the Love Doily stamp set. I stamped the doily in Champagne and the sentiment in Slate. I also used some sparkles from the Sparkles Clear Assortment to finish it off!

Thanks for taking a look!

Bethany Rielage

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Spooky Halloween Layouts

Here's the next video in the Artbooking Made Easy series - all about making Halloween layouts!

If you haven't purchased your Artbooking Cricut cartridge yet, what are you waiting for!? With three stamp sets and 3 sheets of chipboard dimensionals that coordinate with images from the cartridge, it's a great collection to have. You can even host your own home or online gathering and get this collection for 50% off! Contact me to get yours today!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - School Layouts

Here's the next video in Close To My Heart's new "Artbooking Made Easy" series!

This is a fantastic cartridge, so if you haven't gotten yours yet, contact me today!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Stamp of the Month

The stamp of the month set for September - Poster Tidings - is a versatile stamp set that's great for the upcoming holiday season. It can easily be used on either scrapbooking layouts or cards. Like all of CTMH's stamp of the month sets, when you spend $50 in September, you can get this set for only $5.00!

Check out this video to see a few ways to use the Poster Tidings stamp set.

Shop online or contact me today to place your order!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy Video Series

With the arrival of the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge, Close To My Heart has created a great new video series all about using this fabulous cartridge! This video series was announced at convention back in June, and the first video has just been released. I'm really looking forward to this series and learning all the fun things that you can do with this cartridge. I will post each episode as they are released, and if you haven't purchased the Artbooking cartridge yet, you'll definitely want to soon!

Shop online or contact me to get your very own Artbooking cartridge!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hostess Rewards!

With the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Close To My Heart idea book, it's a great time to host your own home or online gathering. CTMH has always had great hostess benefits, but the current catalog now includes several new hostess-only stamp sets - including my favorite, Washi Wonder! Watch this video to find out more.

Contact me today to set up your party!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Since the special this month is a FREE August Stamp of the Month set, I thought I'd give you a few ideas for this set. I think this set is adorable, and so far, I've made some cards and one scrapbooking layout with it.

Here's the stamp set that you can get for FREE through the end of August with every $50 order:

Very cute!

Here's a card that I made using this stamp set:

This card uses the Laughing Lola paper, along with some Lagoon, White Daisy, and Black cardstock. I also used some Black Shimmer Trim along the sides of the purple patterned paper and the Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel on the top of the cupcake.

On this layout I used the Sarita paper with some Outdoor Denim cardstock. I cut a few shapes with the new Cricut Artbooking cartridge, and I added some Aqua DotsTrinkets Wooden Shapes, and some of the new Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape.

Thanks for taking a look, and don't miss out on getting this great stamp set for FREE!

Monday, August 19, 2013

August Stamp of the Month for FREE!

I will be posting some more layouts and cards that I've been working on later today, but for now I just wanted to remind you about the special for this month. With every $50 order, you will get the August Stamp of the Month set for FREE! That's a $17.95 stamp set! It's really cute, so don't miss out on this great deal!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Sarita Layout

I know it's been quite awhile since I've posted any artwork, but I have been creating a lot lately! I'm planning on posting quite a bit of what I've been working on soon. So keep checking back!

The layout that I'm posting today is one that I made for a class I'm taking at Big Picture Classes - Stashbusters Anonymous. This class is all about using up your stash, and it's been so much fun! Our first challenge for week 2 was to use several metal accessories on our page. So I went through what I had and pulled out some retired metal tags from Close to My Heart. It just so happened that the colors matched the new Sarita paper perfectly! So here's what I came up with:

I really liked how it turned out, even though it was something very different from what I would normally do. I love how this class is pushing me to do different things!

Everything on this page is from Close to My Heart, and the title was cut from the new Cricut Artbooking cartridge.

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What's New In Stamps - CTMH Video

Check out this video about all the great new things that are happening with stamps at Close To My Heart!

Contact me today to get these great new stamp sets for yourself!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Handbook

The new Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart is amazing! I can't stop talking about all the cool things that you can do with this cartridge! Today I thought I'd share pictures from the handbook that comes with the cartridge so you can see just how much you can do with this one cartridge!

Isn't it great!? Contact me today to pre-order your Artbooking cartridge, and when you pre-order before the end of July, you will receive FREE shipping, a FREE Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, and a FREE July stamp of the month!

Bethany Rielage