Thursday, March 31, 2016

Springtime Wishes - Card Buffet

I promised you two cards today, and here's the second one!

For this card, I used one of the patterns from the Charlotte scrapbooking workshop guide, and I just replaced the paper with some retired For Always paper. You can download the guide directly from my website here (just click the link under the "Add to Cart" button).

This card features the Springtime Wishes stamp set - a set I'm sure I'll be using for many years!

Unfortunately, the Thin Cuts that coordinate with this stamp set have sold out, but the stamp set is still available for purchase. For this card, I stamped the images with Black Memento ink, and then I used our Watercolor Paints to color them in. I used some Black & Gold Ribbon and some Treasured Puffies to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you in April at one of my card buffet sessions. All the information about the buffet can be found in this post or on my Upcoming Events page.

Bethany Rielage
@stampingathome on Instagram

Crazy Good - Card Buffet

I didn't get around to sharing a card yesterday, so I'll try and get two posts done today!

The first card I'm sharing today is a great masculine card. I often find myself in short supply of cards for guys, so I really tried to include a few in my card buffet.

This card features a stamp set I really love - Crazy Good.

It's just a really fun stamp set, and I love that it coordinates with our Artiste Cricut cartridge.

I used Pacifica ink for the sentiment, Ruby for the stripe, and Whisper for the bottom triangles - all designs from the same stamp set. I used some retired paper from the ProPlayer paper packet, and the retired blue and green sparkles could easily be replaced with some sequins or our Blue Enamel Dots.

I hope you enjoyed learning about this card!

Bethany Rielage
@stampingathome on Instagram

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Stuck on You - Card Buffet

For the next several days, I'm going to be sharing individual cards that will be available to make during my April card buffet. This will let you see more detailed pictures of the cards and learn about the supplies and stamps used to create them.

The first card I'm sharing features the stamp set Stuck on You from the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book.

I think this stamp set is just adorable, and the sentiments are great too.

Another thing I love about this stamp set is that there is a coordinating set of Thin Cuts to go with it. That way I don't have to cut out all those intricate images myself!

The thin cuts are so fun and easy to use - even my children love to use them!

So here's the card:

In addition to the Stuck on You stamp set, this card also uses the Green Triangle Enamel & Glitter Duos and the Green Shimmer Trim. 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 colored the images in with our ShinHan Touch Twin markers. They are so nice and smooth; I just love coloring with them!

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.

Bethany Rielage

Monday, March 28, 2016

April Card Buffet!

I'm having my first card buffet in April, and I'm pretty excited! I've prepared several different card kits, and I'm looking forward to lots of fun with you this month.

Here's how it will work: You come and make as many cards as you want in the two-hour class time. Each card is $2 and they are all designed and pre-cut for you; all you do is put them together! There are several cards from which to choose.

All you have to do is bring adhesive, and I provide the rest! I suggest bringing a regular paper adhesive, glue dots, and some kind of foam tape.

I am offering four sessions of my card buffet in April, but each session is limited to six people. Call or email me to sign up (; 765-635-4884), and you're welcome to reserve a spot for a friend as well. All classes will be held at my home, and if you need my address and/or directions, I will email you them once you sign up.
  • 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
Please sign up at least two days before the session you wish to attend. But the later you wait to sign up, the more likely they will be full!


Here are some questions and answers you may have about my card buffet:

What do I need to bring to the buffet? All you need to bring is adhesive. I suggest bringing a regular paper adhesive, glue dots, and some kind of foam tape.

How many cards can I make? You can make as many cards as you can within the two-hour class time. All I ask is that you finish each card completely before starting on another one.

How much does it cost? You pay by the card, and it's $2.00 per card, which include envelopes. There are a few ways to get some cards for free. For each friend you register and bring with you (who has never been to one of my workshops or classes), you will get a free card. If you decide to place an order at the class, you will get a free card for every $25 you spend (before tax and shipping). Combine bringing friends and placing an order, and you could get all your cards for FREE!

How much time will it take to make each card? That mostly depends on how and how quickly you work. Some cards are more detailed, while others are pretty simple.

If you have any other questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask. I will be showing more details of each card on my blog over the next several weeks, so be sure to check back!

Thanks, and I hope to see you in April!

Bethany Rielage


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

April Scrapbooking Workshop - Regatta

For my April scrapbooking workshop, we will be using the Workshops Your Way Regatta Scrapbooking Kit.

This workshop kit retails for $26.95 and provides you with enough materials to create three 12x12 two-page layouts and one two-page pocket page layout. It also provides you with the paper and embellishments for 8 cards! With this kit you receive a full Regatta Paper Packet, 1 pack of Regatta Complements, one roll of White & Gold Ribbon, one pack of Maritime Puffies, and three sheets of cardstock (2 Glacier, 1 Flaxen).

Here are some pictures of the layouts we'll be creating:



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

Date and Time:
This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 or Sunday, April 24 from 2:00-4:00. If you are interested but cannot make it at either of these times, please contact me and we can set up another time that will work for you.

Sign-up Deadline:
The deadline for signing up for this workshop is Wednesday, April 13 by 8:00 pm. Space is limited so sign up soon. You can email, call, or text me to sign up.

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.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you in April!

Bethany Rielage

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Stampaganza and Retiring Stamp Sets!

Just in case you didn't remember, Stampaganza is going on right now with Close To My Heart. For the month of March, when you purchase two stamp sets, you get a third one for free!

This is an awesome deal and a great way to stock up on any stamp sets that you've been wanting.

Because this is such a good time to purchase stamp sets, I wanted to remind you that many stamp sets will be retiring in 2016. Most of the stamp sets from the current Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book will be retiring on April 30, 2016, and many stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be retiring on July 31, 2016. This list includes many Cricut-compatible stamp sets from previous idea books.

Here are the stamp sets that will be retiring April 30, 2016:
A1184 Rejoice
A1185 Friendly Wishes
A1186 Pirate Birthday
B1507 To the Moon
B1508 Kiss It Better
B1509 My Mother (US/CA)
B1510 Sugar & Spice
B1511 My Mother (AU/NZ)
B1512 Play Hard—Gymnastics
B1513 Block Uppercase
B1514 Play Hard—Diving
B1515 Play Hard—Cheer
B1516 Your Beautiful Self
C1635 Our Story
C1636 Live, Laugh, Love
C1637 Stamps of Approval
C1638 Spring Critters
C1639 Take Heart
C1640 Friend in Me
C1641 Springtime Wishes
C1642 My Anchor
C1643 Stuck on You
D1683 Woodland Romance
D1684 Beach Days
M1135 On the Plus Side
M1136 Patch of Sky
M1137 A Day for Mother

Here are the stamp sets that will be retiring July 31, 2016:
A1115 A Holiday
A1117 A Typeface
A1121 A Blossom
A1131 Love
A1146 Sincere Expressions
A1149 Trim the Tree
A1150 Charming Chevrons
A1159 LOL
A1161 Beyond Measure
A1164 Beach Gear
A1167 Keep Your Chin Up
A1172 Smiles Begin with You
A1173 The Best Dad Ever
A1174 Spray of Joy
A1175 Pen Pals
A1176 Christmas Star
A1177 Light the Menorah
A1178 Love My Dog
A1179 Housewarming Hello
A1181 Love My Cat
A1183 Little Things
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1390 Countdown
B1391 Zoology
B1392 Key Moments
B1398 Just for You
B1399 Crafted with Love
B1400 Beautiful Friendship
B1404 Cup of Cheer
B1408 Buttons, Bits, and Bobs
B1409 Pirouette
B1412 Perfect Fit—Holidays
B1413 Perfect Fit—Halloween
B1415 In Gear
B1416 Keyboard Uppercase
B1417 Perfect Fit—Birthday
B1419 Joyful Birthday
B1422 Easter Wishes
B1424 Classy Doily
B1427 Perfect Fit—Thanksgiving
B1428 Look to the Light
B1429 Eek & Shriek
B1431 Reel Life
B1435 Angel Friends
B1438 Banner Wishes
B1443 Hello Wonderful
B1449 Oodles of Doodles
B1453 Frightfully Fun
B1460 Trick or Treat Sweets
B1462 Lovely Birthday
B1463 Thankful Heart
B1466 Sweet Salutations
B1473 Flowers for Mom
B1474 Flowers for Mum
B1475 Handmade
B1476 My Fave
B1478 Ice-Cold Summer
B1479 Salute Our Heros
B1481 Friendly Pets
B1482 My Story
B1483 Season's Greetings
B1485 Positive Chemistry
B1486 Darling Dinos
B1487 Perfect Pear
B1488 Pumpkin Chevron
B1490 Happy Hooray
B1491 Birthday Funnies
B1492 Fallen Leaves
B1494 Hit the Road
B1495 Play Hard—Baseball
B1496 Play Hard—Basketball
B1497 Play Hard—Cricket
B1498 Play Hard—Football
B1499 Play Hard—Hockey
B1500 Play Hard—Rugby
B1501 Play Hard—Soccer
B1502 Play Hard—Volleyball
B1503 Steampunk Scoundrels
B1504 Sending Love
B1505 Baby & Friends
B1506 Little Presents
C1441 Affection
C1462 All Hallows Eve
C1463 Harvest Happiness
C1464 Blue Ribbon
C1465 Unscripted
C1467 Sweet Moments
C1469 December 25th
C1483 Born to Ride
C1484 Love Clusters
C1496 Enjoy!
C1497 Pure Adventure
C1501 New Arrival
C1502 Princess Wings
C1503 The Best Things
C1509 Magic Potions
C1521 Approved
C1523 Outta This World
C1530 Sail Away
C1531 Tropical Paradise
C1532 Camping Delights
C1534 Sightseer
C1537 Honeycomb
C1538 Girls Rock
C1540 Hello Blooms
C1541 New Baby
C1542 Perect Fit—Dad
C1543 Perfect Fit—Mom
C1558 Wild Wonders
C1559 Always Grateful
C1564 Stitch Wonder
C1565 In the Moment
C1566 Tech Speak
C1567 Santa Claus
C1575 True to Life
C1578 Camper Crazy
C1580 Big Top
C1581 Inspiration Flourishes
C1582 Made from Scratch
C1584 Feathers
C1588 Great Job
C1590 Delightful Ditty
C1591 Merry, Merry
C1594 Treasure Friendship
C1599 Pretty Petals
C1604 Forever in My Heart
C1607 Someone Special
C1610 Dizzy Circle
C1611 Campfire Lifestyle
C1616 Treats of Friendship
C1620 Baby Zoo
C1621 Mr. & Mrs.
C1622 In Review
C1623 Loads of Fun
C1624 Birthday Wish
C1625 A Thousand Thanks
C1626 Hexagonal Patterns
C1627 Reindeer Bells
C1628 Christ Is Born
C1629 Diamonds are Forever
C1630 Little Monsters
C1632 Say It All
C1633 For Family
D1458 American Celebration
D1459 Canadian Celebration
D1480 Snowflakes
D1481 Vintage Type
D1482 Love Life
D1490 Backdrop Charmed
D1491 Hooray Bouquet
D1493 Fill in the Blank - Holiday
D1494 Christmas Cheer
D1502 Look Who's…
D1506 Family Love
D1515 Play Day
D1518 Christmas Delights
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
D1522 Glamour Lowercase
D1524 Frame It Up
D1525 Casual Expressions
D1526 Family Tree
D1527 Perfect Fit—Frames
D1536 Perfect Fit—Frames 2
D1537 Glamour Uppercase
D1539 The Happy Couple
D1542 For a Friend
D1545 Wheel of Life
D1546 Frame Flair
D1555 All the Details
D1556 School Years
D1560 Holiday Tags
D1561 B is for Baby
D1578 Flight of the Arrows
D1580 Catch You Later
D1581 Give A Lift
D1584 Big Hug
D1596 Outback Adventures
D1599 Geek is Chic
D1600 Here We Go
D1604 Season of Thanks
D1605 Halloween Greetings
D1607 Bodacious Banners
D1609 Seaside Greetings
D1610 Christmas Post
D1611 Frosty Fun
D1612 Teacher Appreciation
D1613 Best Christmas
D1614 Reason for the Season
D1617 Make It Merry
D1618 Build-a-Cake
D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful
D1633 Hopping By
D1634 Rain or Shine
D1635 Assorted Edges
D1636 I Do
D1637 Jumping Geometrics
D1640 Celebrate Australia
D1644 The Authentic Life
D1645 Botanical Backgrounds
D1647 Documenting Moments
D1648 Snapshot Memories
D1651 Wavy Blooms
D1652 Team Player
D1656 Miracle of Christmas
D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas
D1659 Mini Messages
D1661 Crazy Good
D1662 Harvest Wreath
D1663 Floral Banners
D1664 Packages, Boxes, and Tags
D1665 Blossoming Expressions
D1666 Believe in Christmas
D1669 Tasty Terrors
D1677 Friend Tree
D1679 Animal Greetings
E1028 Hopscotch Alphabet
E1029 Marquee Uppercase
E1031 Dated
M1000 Monogram A
M1001 Monogram B
M1002 Monogram C
M1003 Monogram D
M1004 Monogram E
M1005 Monogram F
M1006 Monogram G
M1007 Monogram H
M1008 Monogram I
M1009 Monogram J
M1010 Monogram K
M1011 Monogram L
M1012 Monogram M
M1013 Monogram N
M1014 Monogram O
M1015 Monogram P
M1016 Monogram Q
M1017 Monogram R
M1018 Monogram S
M1019 Monogram T
M1020 Monogram U
M1021 Monogram V
M1022 Monogram W
M1023 Monogram X
M1024 Monogram Y
M1025 Monogram Z
M1050 Mini Calendar
M1051 Wish
M1053 Sweeter with You
M1054 XOXO
M1055 Friendship Wreath
M1122 Wedding Day
M1123 Feel Better
M1124 Birthday Calligraphy
M1125 Celebrate!
M1126 This Is Christmas
M1127 Hand-Lettered Christmas
M1128 Doubly Merry
M1129 Holiday Greetings
M1130 A Penned Hello
M1131 Victorian Gratitude

That's A LOT of stamp sets!! If any of these sets are (or have been) on your list, now is a great time to get them. You can shop directly on my website (just type in the name or number of the stamp set in the search box) or you contact me with your order. Have fun shopping!

Bethany Rielage


Monday, March 7, 2016

Easter Shaker Card

Close To My Heart uploaded a video today that walks you through how to make a really cute shaker card. It's not as hard as it looks, and it features the adorable Spring Critters stamp set!

Here's the video:

I hope you enjoyed it! If you have any questions about it, please don't hesitate to ask!

Bethany Rielage

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Upcoming Card Class

My card class for March is going to be a lot of fun, and I think it will be a great opportunity for you to bring your kiddos along! We'll be using the Spring Critters stamp set, and they are just too cute!

Here's one variation of a card that we'll be making at the workshop:

This card uses some older paper, but I think it works well with the Spring Critters images, especially when you add the Playful Puffies stickers!

You will be able to choose from a variety of papers to make your cards, and you will also be able to choose which stamped images and sentiments you want on each card. In addition, you will have the choice to color your stamped images with colored pencils, markers, or watercolors.

So here are the details!

The workshop costs $6.00 and you will leave with four completed cards with envelopes. All your paper will be pre-cut, and I will provide any tools and embellishments needed. I can also provide adhesive for an additional $2.00.

Date and Time:
This workshop is scheduled for Sunday, March 20 from either 1:00-3:00 or 4:00-6:00. If neither of these times work for you, please contact me to schedule another time.

The deadline for signing up for this workshop is Tuesday, March 8 by 8:00. This will allow me plenty of time to order and prepare any necessary materials. Space is limited so sign up soon! Please email, call, or text me to sign up.

Bethany Rielage

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Stampaganza Is Back!

March is going to be an exciting month for Close To My Heart - and for you! Stampaganza is back, which if you don't know, is the best time to purchase all those stamp sets you've been wanting because you can get some of them for FREE!

During March, for every two stamp sets you purchase at full retail price, you get another stamp set of equal or lesser value for free! That's a savings of up to $29.95!! Get out those wish lists and let the Stampaganza begin!


Stamp of the Month - Sunshine Birdies

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5.00. 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.

March's stamp of the month is the cute Sunshine Birdies stamp set. These images will be so much fun to color!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to ask!

Bethany Rielage