Friday, August 31, 2012

Moonlight in September

Welcome to the September Paper Trail Blog hop featuring our beautiful Moonlight Papers.  If you have arrived from Linda's blog, The Paper Taylor you are already on your way.  If you are just starting don't worry, it's a circular hop and you won't miss a thing!

I love the Close to my Heart papers we chose for this month.  "Moonlight" will work very well for your Halloween layouts and projects but the papers are not Halloween specific and will be beautiful for lots of other projects as well. 
B&T Duos from the Moonlight Paper Pack

I thought I'd stay away from Halloween and do other things, but alas, all my ideas brought me back to the Witchy Holiday.  First I just fell in love with this Bat card from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I cut it out twice, once in black and once in stripes.  I used the stripes (and it's backside) to line the inside of the card.  A couple of sparkles from our new gray/black collection worked super as eyes.  Isn't it a great card?
Bat Card, Wings Closed
Bat Card, Wings Open

Also from the Artiste cartridge is this adorable little owl.  I cut the base twice and glued them together at the ears to make a 3" card.  A couple more sparkles to make his eyes pop and there ya go!
Owl Card

My layout is inspired by Layout 04 in the Make It From Your Heart magazine, a new product from Close to My Heart.  I used our new black tulle at the top of the left page and the bottom of the right page.  But before I attached it, I scrunched it all up so it's uneven and bumpy.  I love the look and my embellishments seem to float on it. 

Moonlight "October" Layout
Left Side
Right Side
Left Side Detail
Right Side Detail

I hope you've enjoyed what I have to share today. I intend to post more projects from my Moonlight paper pack throughout the month so I hope you'll check back.  In the meantime, hop on over to Amy's blog, Pineapple Paper Artist for a peek at her inventions.  I'm sure she's bringing us something awesome! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 13, 2012

My Close To My Heart Open House

Banner from the Spellbound WOTG

I had so much fun at my open house this past Saturday I've decided to do it again!  And if you couldn't make it last week, I'm doing it online this coming week at my Facebook page, Betsy's Paper Boutique Featuring Close To My Heart.  Be sure to go "like" that page so you will be notified of all the fun ideas and give aways that will be happening this coming Saturday & Sunday.

Unfortunately, all I'll be able to offer for refreshments are virtual goodies.  This is the last remaining Vanilla Latte cupcake my daughter baked for the in-person open house.

Yes, it's as amazingly yummy as it looks!

Did you know you could win $25 of select Close To My Heart product every month on my website?  Just join one of my online gatherings when you place your Close To My Heart order and you become eligible to win the Hostess Rewards!  In August all you have to do is 'join' the and you're entered to win! Shop online at my secure site at

On a final note, as of Friday there was only 45% inventory of the beautiful CTMH bags left that new consultants receive as a bonus when you join my team in August.  Just $49 for the Essential kit and you are on your way with your new Close To My Heart business.  And who wouldn't want their very own scrap & stamp store right at their finger tips to shop at for themselves or to offer to their friends?  Go here to see why I do it, then go here to join my team.  If you want to think about it, let me know and I'll add you to my team page for a 30 day trial period while you consider this opportunity.  But remember, the bags are going fast and that offer ends soon!